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Animal health

Farmers in many parts of the country continue to count down the days until they can let stock out and are depending on increased feed ration to supplement fodder.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 19 April 2018
The Dealer notes two well-known Teagasc staff members are leaving but another has won an international award.
By The Dealer on 19 April 2018
From 1 May, animals persistently infected with BVD cannot move to slaughter in NI.
By David Wright on 19 April 2018
Vacant site levy clarification, slurry spreading deadlines, cattle prices and BVD sample protocol.
By Contributor on 19 April 2018
New empty tag protocol in place from next week
In an attempt to address the rising number of empty BVD samples, a new protocol has been put in place.
By Odile Evans on 13 April 2018
This week beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at next year's silage requirements, health issues on beef farms and money requirements for the remainder of 2018.
By Adam Woods on 12 April 2018
Heptavac-P Plus vaccination a crucial part of flock health programme
Protecting against pneumonia and Clostridial diseases is a crucial component of the flock health programme of progressive south Roscommon sheep farmer Mark Donnelly.
By on 11 April 2018
Vets around the country share their experience of the conditions on farms as ground and grass conditions show little improvement.
By Contributor on 07 April 2018
An Post has admitted that it has resolved a backlog of problems with deliveries since the snow.
By Odile Evans on 05 April 2018
Agri jobs: nutrition ruminant adviser and dairy manager
In this week’s agri jobs, we bring you the latest job opportunities that are out there in the industry.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 22 March 2018
Transition deal with EU points towards two more years of CAP rules for farming.
By Sarah Anderson on 22 March 2018
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at weather issues and declining feed stocks, how to pick AI bulls and says an alternative to coccidiosis treatment is available.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 March 2018
Doyle heads to Vietnam to increase market access for beef
Minister of State with the Department of Agriculture, Andrew Doyle, is off to Vietnam for St Patrick's day.
By Odile Evans on 14 March 2018
Revised standards and rules for the Northern Ireland Beef & Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme will come into effect from 1 June onwards.
By Peter McCann on 09 March 2018
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: Dr Pearse Lyons and the Land Report
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from www.farmersjournal.ie today, Thursday 8 March.
By Amy Forde on 08 March 2018
Dr Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech, has died aged 73
Dr Pearse Lyons has died aged 73. Dr Lyons was the founder of Alltech, the global animal health and nutrition business.
By Amy Forde on 08 March 2018
Inside this week's Irish Farmers Journal
Don’t miss your FREE 72 page Land Price Report, counting the cost of Storm Emma and the deadline is approaching for the Women & Agriculture awards.
By on 08 March 2018
It is estimated that over 100 cattle and sheep died as a result of Storm Emma and the cost of the damage is expected to run into tens of millions of euros for farmers.
By Amy Forde on 08 March 2018
Always investigate the reasons for sheep abortions, advises Sligo vet
Veterinary practitioner Paul Barnes has stressed the importance of establishing the reasons for barren sheep and abortions around lambing time.
By on 07 March 2018
It is now five years since the introduction of the compulsory phase of the BVD national eradication programme. Aidan Brennan asks if the time is now to stop vaccinating.
By Aidan Brennan on 08 March 2018
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