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Life
Journalist turned sheep farmer stuck in the middle with ewe
Anne O'Donoghue
Holly Crawford’s new book is a traditional love story, just with added sheep. She discusses moving from England to a Northern Ireland sheep farm in conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
11 May 2022 Dealer
Delay offers a chance to defuse veterinary medicines timebomb
Farmers, vets and merchants all have concerns around the National Veterinary Prescribing System that need to be allayed.
11 May 2022 Community
IFA to meet with Ulster Bank to discuss future of account holders
IFA farm business chair Rose Mary McDonagh said the exit of Ulster Bank from the banking market is creating huge uncertainty for many farmers.
New vet medicine rules deferred until December due to IT issues
Adam Woods has the latest on the vet medicine rule changes and what the extension will mean for farmers.
6 May 2022 News
Less than a month until vet medicine rules change
The IFA has warned of unpreparedness to the veterinary medicine changes effective from next month.
4 May 2022 News
Dairy Management: what to do with cows not seen bulling?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the key breeding jobs for early May on dairy farms.
2 May 2022 Management
Marts bemused by ‘deleted moves’
The concept of "deleted moves" was first raised in an employment tribunal involving a former DAERA vet.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
A listening ear for overwhelmed vets
Andy Mayne and Louise Taylor volunteer for the helpline Vet Support, which helps vets deal with overwhelm. They speak to Ilka Denker about their experience from Vet Support and their own vet careers
27 April 2022 Careers
Context required in Bronckaers v DAERA case
Dr Bronckaers was a whistleblower who raised various issues of concern related to NI marts.
21 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Common sense gone from TB testing
A TB outbreak in a neighbour’s herd means John Egerton has had to schedule in a TB test at a busy time of year.
13 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Scan wrongly diagnosed sheep with Jaagsiekte
A flock of 1,074 ewes were scanned by a vet who had training and experience in finding OPA lesions.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Vet medicines ‘shambles will put merchants out of business’
Vets, merchants and farmers are becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of information on the proposed changes to the use of licensed medicines after 1 June 2022.
6 April 2022 News