46% rise in calf-rearing costs since 2021
Declan Marren
Calf rearing was once seen as a low-cost system to establish on farm but with rising input costs farmers need to carefully plan purchases this spring.
11 January 2023 News
New TB testing rules should not affect cow sales
ICOS livestock services executive Ray Doyle discusses some frequently asked questions regarding the new TB testing requirements under animal health law.
4 January 2023 Poultry
Flock of 750,000 hens culled as bird flu ravages Czech Republic
The avian influenza outbreak involves a large poultry farm in the Tachovsk region of the Czech Republic.
Lambs killed by poison from garden plants
Three lambs broke out of their grazing into a garden and were found dead not long after.
1 January 2023 News
Not simple prescribing medicines to man or beast
Changes being sought to the manner in which medicines can be prescribed for both human and animals health.
28 December 2022 Dealer
New sheep-free homes for the cats
As lambing season approaches for sheep farmers, a number are seeking to remove feral cats to avoid the risk of abortion.
28 December 2022 News
EU extend NI vet medicine deadline
At risk were an estimated 51% of all veterinary products that are used in NI, as they mainly come from Britain and therefore are no longer EU-licensed.
21 December 2022 Northern Ireland
TB reactors rising again
The rise follows a drop in reactors from 2020 to 2021, when numbers fell for the first time in five years.
21 December 2022 News
Department to allow once-off TB testing push-back
It has been suggested by a senior Department official that there will be a three-month leeway in pushing out a TB test.
19 December 2022 News
NI set to avoid vet medicine shortfall
Under the NI protocol, all veterinary medicine products entering NI need to be licensed for use in the EU.
14 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Remote prescriptions could save co-ops - ICOS
Minister McConalogue must intervene to allow prescriptions to be issued remotely, the co-op group stated.
13 December 2022 News
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
7 December 2022 Northern Ireland