Animal Health

Autumn beef management tips

Autumn beef management tips

October sees the fall of leaves. It’s time to start closing fields, preparing land and livestock for the winter. Scanning –...

September 29, 2014

European Commission ignores antibiotics warning

European Commission ignores antibiotics warning

European Commission proposals updating regulations on farm antibiotics use ignore advice from the Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission to phase out...

September 22, 2014

Making best use of blends on dairy farms this winter

Making best use of blends on dairy farms this winter

The use of blends offers dairy farmers a number of key benefits, chief among them being the flexibility and versatility...

September 21, 2014

Hundreds of cows die after eating swedes in New Zealand

Hundreds of cows die after eating swedes in New Zealand

Farmers in New Zealand are being advised to keep a close watch on cows that have been grazing or are...

September 17, 2014

Vet urges vaccination of weanlings against pneumonia attack 

Vet urges vaccination of weanlings against pneumonia attack 

Vaccinating weanlings against pneumonia is a non-negotiable part of good management, according to Kinnegad-based veterinary practitioner Joe O’Keeffe. Joe has...

September 7, 2014

Have a planned market outlet for your weanlings

Have a planned market outlet for your weanlings

If you want to succeed in any business these days, then a plan is needed. The business of farming is...

September 5, 2014

7 steps to reduce herd health risks buying stock

7 steps to reduce herd health risks buying stock

Seven simple steps can help reduce herd health risk when buying in beef cattle at this time of the year, according...

September 1, 2014

Dairy expansion – it’s all about having the right protocols

Dairy expansion – it’s all about having the right protocols

The over-arching theme addressed by all of the speakers at this week’s National Milk Records’ Open Day, hosted by Co...

August 29, 2014

The hidden threat of Johne’s Disease

The hidden threat of Johne’s Disease

NMR (National Milk Records) veterinarian Karen Bond highlighted the growing challenge of Johne’s Disease on dairy farms throughout the UK...

August 29, 2014

Lameness needs early detection

Lameness needs early detection

Lameness in dairy cows is a serious welfare issue, according to Dr Alastair Boyle, Dairying Technologist, CAFRE, causing both pain...

August 29, 2014

First 200 days key to suckled calf performance

First 200 days key to suckled calf performance

Good calf performance, along with the control of costs, is critical in achieving a positive net margin from the suckler...

August 5, 2014

High risk of pasture contamination from lungworm and gutworm this August

High risk of pasture contamination from lungworm and gutworm this August

Unvaccinated calves during their first grazing season and in the absence of an appropriate parasite control programme are most at...

August 4, 2014

Farmers must remove PI animals by tomorrow

Farmers must remove PI animals by tomorrow

Applicants for the Beef Genomics Scheme and those looking for BVD compensation have until tomorrow to remove PI calves from there...

July 31, 2014

‘Most antibiotic resistance in human infections is not of farm-animal origin’

‘Most antibiotic resistance in human infections is not of farm-animal origin’

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has refuted claims that most antibiotic resistance in human infections is of farm-animal origin. Robin...

July 28, 2014

Minister determined to continue TB battle

Minister determined to continue TB battle

It’s in everyone’s interest that Ireland continues to strive towards the eradication of TB, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and...

July 10, 2014

Video: Weighing up improved gross margin with scales 

Video: Weighing up improved gross margin with scales 

Investing in a weighing scales was key to improving gross margin for Sligo beef farmer Trevor Boland. The part-time farmer...

July 5, 2014

Earn 1c/L more by improving mastitis control 

Earn 1c/L more by improving mastitis control 

You could be earning at least 1c/L more by improving mastitis control in your herd, according to Animal Health Ireland...

June 30, 2014