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Check out our favourite farming photos from around the country this week.
11 October 2023 Breeding
Irish Horse: the Big Apple of my eye
Helen Sharp has the job of weaning on her hands this month, but has help on hand from Super Nanny .
7 October 2023 Management
Five post-housing management tasks for cattle
Cattle handling tasks are easier to plan and carry out after housing. Outlined are five tasks to consider now that winter housing is under way.
Early housing increasing pneumonia risks
Reports indicate a rise in the number of farmers dealing with pneumonia following early housing due to wet conditions.
3 October 2023 Management
Five tips for weaning calves post-housing
Housing time will see many herd owners looking to start weaning calves. Outlined are some tips to ease calves through the weaning process.
30 September 2023 Management
Key points to remember at housing
Samuel McNabney from Lisnaffillan farm vets in Ballymena outlines some of the main issues to note at housing.
27 September 2023 Northern Ireland
5,600 applications received for National Beef Welfare Scheme
There are a further 1,950 applications at draft stage and the Department is advising farmers wishing to apply to ensure that their application has been submitted correctly.
30 August 2023 Schemes
National Beef Welfare Scheme: important dates to remember
In addition to application deadlines, participants also need to record the date of weaning of each animal that is being submitted for payment and associated meal feeding dates.
5 August 2023 News
Shock at IBR testing rule in new €50/cow suckler scheme
Adam Woods has all the details on the new National Beef Welfare Scheme (NBWS)
2 August 2023 Breeding & health
Sheep management: Selecting replacements, drafting lambs and blowfly strike
Flocks which are weaning and retaining their own replacements, should select lambs before there is a risk of the optimum replacements being drafted for sale.
12 July 2023 Management
Caution urged as cases of mastitis increase
Speaking at the recent NSA Sheep NI event, Shane McGettrick from the Sligo Regional Veterinary Office advised farmers to be mindful to check ewes thoroughly for signs of mastitis at weaning.
12 July 2023 Breeding & health
My Farming Week: Clifford Richardson, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim
Sheep and suckler farmer Clifford Richardson will soon wean his Llyen lambs and has closed off a multi species paddock to keep them moving.
12 July 2023 News