Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
6 December 2023 Farmer Writes
The older I get, the less I know about sheep
Dung samples of lambs threw up some unexpected results for Derek Robinson.
18 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Reading weeds and digging holes in Tyrone
Visitors to farm near Cookstown last week were told that weeds can shed a lot of light about what is happening below the ground.
Be alert to pneumonia risk in calves
Lungworm and changeable weather conditions will increase the risk of pneumonia in young stock going into autumn.
22 August 2023 Management
Five management jobs for late summer
As the grazing season moves into late summer, there are a few management tasks that should take priority.
12 August 2023 Management
Investment in genetics gives quick return
Performance recording and genomics are allowing the rate of genetic gain in the UK sheep sector to speed up.
9 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Is your wormer working as it should?
To assess the extent of resistance to sheep wormers, farmers should follow best practice advice.
2 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Tactical response to anthelmintic pressure
Concerns about increased anthelmintic resistance have prompted recent changes to legislation across Europe.
Study identifies new strategy to treat worms
David Wright reports on a parasite control event held on the Martin farm, Greyabbey.
28 June 2023 Northern Ireland
Beware a higher risk of worm burdens
Farmers and vets in the midlands and east, in particular, report a jump in worm counts following recent rainfall coming on the back of a prolonged spell of fine weather.
28 June 2023 Breeding & health
Five tips for worm control in grazing cattle
Worm burdens will be on the rise on grazing ground following rain this weekend, so follow our top tips for worm control.
10 June 2023 Management