Calves

Parts of Co. Armagh on BVD alert

Parts of Co. Armagh on BVD alert

Parts of Co. Armagh are on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) alert. This follows an upsurge of the disease on farms...

May 23, 2022

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) has confirmed that additional Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) control measures are likely to be...

January 18, 2022

NI calf TB testing changes ‘strike right balance’ between integrity and safety

NI calf TB testing changes ‘strike right balance’ between integrity and safety

A decision by the Department of Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to suspend calf TB testing during the coronavirus...

May 2, 2020

Farmers warned of increased cocci risks around calf turnout

Farmers warned of increased cocci risks around calf turnout

UK farmers have been warned to be mindful of the increased risk of coccidiosis as they put calves out to grass....

April 13, 2020

Dead calves found dumped in plastic bags

Dead calves found dumped in plastic bags

Up to six dead calves have been found dumped in Co. Antrim in the past 24 hours in a “disgusting...

January 11, 2019

100+ Irish calves killed in crash in Netherlands

100+ Irish calves killed in crash in Netherlands

A truckload of Irish calves met with misfortune on a busy motorway in the Netherlands this evening, after being involved...

March 1, 2018

Four calves have lucky escape after falling into slurry tank

Four calves have lucky escape after falling into slurry tank

Four calves had a lucky escape recently after they fell into a slurry tank at Ashfield Road, Clogher, Co. Tyrone....

February 24, 2017

Farmer left dumbfounded after birth of quadruplet heifer calves

Farmer left dumbfounded after birth of quadruplet heifer calves

A farmer in north Co. Clare was left dumbfounded after a cow gave birth to four identical heifer calves over...

February 21, 2017

Two calves die and another survives after falling into slurry tank

Two calves die and another survives after falling into slurry tank

Two calves have died after they fell into a slurry tank at a farm in Carrickmore, Pomeroy, Co.Tyrone on Tuesday...

February 10, 2017

Farmers run into BVD testing problems in Northern Ireland

Farmers run into BVD testing problems in Northern Ireland

Farmers must check that they have paid the required level of postage on calf tissue samples sent for BVD testing,...

January 23, 2017

Pics: Triplet calves get 2017 calving season off to a start on one farm

Pics: Triplet calves get 2017 calving season off to a start on one farm

One farmer arrived out to his shed yesterday evening to the surprise of triplet Holstein Friesian calves, two bulls and...

January 10, 2017

Over 21,000 more calves registered in Northern Ireland so far this year

Over 21,000 more calves registered in Northern Ireland so far this year

The total number of calves registered in Northern Ireland up until the end of July increased by over 21,000 compared to...

August 14, 2016

Why dung sampling is important before dosing

Why dung sampling is important before dosing

Dung sampling your calves can save you money this grazing season, according to Vet Frank O’Sullivan. He said it is...

June 23, 2016

Continued growth in Northern Irish beef calf births in 2016

Continued growth in Northern Irish beef calf births in 2016

The number of beef calves on the ground in Northern Ireland has jumped 19% so far this year, the latest...

May 16, 2016

Six cattle, including two calves, have been stolen in the North

Six cattle, including two calves, have been stolen in the North

Six cattle, including two calves, have been stolen from a farm in Mullaghbawn, south Armagh and the Police Service of...

March 21, 2016

Fourth times a charm: Charolais cow gives birth to quadruplets

Fourth times a charm: Charolais cow gives birth to quadruplets

A five-year-old Charolais cow has given birth to quadruplets on a farm in Saskatchewan in Canada. It is believed that...

March 11, 2016

Appeal for information after 30 calves stolen from farm

Appeal for information after 30 calves stolen from farm

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is appealing for information regarding the theft of 30 calves from a farm...

February 8, 2016

Beef sired calf registrations at highest level since 2008 in Northern Ireland

Beef sired calf registrations at highest level since 2008 in Northern Ireland

Beef sired calf registrations in Northern Ireland during 2015 totalled 338,378 head, an 8% increase on the 312,818 registered in the North...

January 19, 2016