Cattle

TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) reactors in Ireland fell from 22,614 in 2020 to 20,931 last year, according to figures released by...

April 22, 2022

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

The new bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) does not address several key issues, according to a...

April 2, 2022

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed new research on badger culling and bovine tuberculosis (TB) control in cattle, however...

March 23, 2022

DAERA issues advice on new BVD requirements for cattle moving south

DAERA issues advice on new BVD requirements for cattle moving south

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland has said that cattle moving to the Republic...

December 15, 2021

Balmoral Show in September – many factors to consider

Balmoral Show in September – many factors to consider

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a day out at Balmoral Show. But, in truth, replicating what normally takes place...

June 21, 2021

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

Embryo Transfer (ET) work in cattle is something that is more so popular in the breeding of pedigree beef and...

January 30, 2021

Vet advises farmers to ‘carefully manage cattle lameness’

Vet advises farmers to ‘carefully manage cattle lameness’

As cattle are being housed for the winter period, farmers are advised to carefully manage lameness within the herd. Cattle...

November 8, 2020

Paying for cattle on the basis of meat yield just doesn’t stack up

Paying for cattle on the basis of meat yield just doesn’t stack up

At least one farm stakeholder group in the Republic of Ireland is now calling for cattle to be paid for...

January 1, 2019

Preventing animal disease is the next frontier for agriculture in the UK

Preventing animal disease is the next frontier for agriculture in the UK

Improving animal health standards and reducing disease levels represent the next challenge for British agriculture. A case in point is...

December 27, 2018

9 cattle die after eating yew tree trimmings dumped in field

9 cattle die after eating yew tree trimmings dumped in field

A total of nine cattle have died in the UK after they ate yew tree clippings which had been dumped...

October 15, 2018

Farmers should be forced to retire at 65

Farmers should be forced to retire at 65

The last year or so has seen the press filled with stories of elderly farmers killed by cattle and other...

July 21, 2018

Appeal for information following theft of 10 cattle and electric fence

Appeal for information following theft of 10 cattle and electric fence

An appeal for information following the theft of 10 cattle and an electric fence in mid-September has been made by...

October 3, 2017

Northern Ireland a hotspot for poultry mega farms

Northern Ireland a hotspot for poultry mega farms

Northern Ireland is one of the UK’s most prominent regions for the intensive farming of poultry, according to reports. There...

July 18, 2017

Pedigree Cattle Trust launched at Balmoral Show

Pedigree Cattle Trust launched at Balmoral Show

Day one of this year’s Balmoral Show was marked by the launch of the Pedigree Cattle Trust, a new body...

May 11, 2017

Failure to tag cattle leads to court conviction for one farmer

Failure to tag cattle leads to court conviction for one farmer

A farmer was convicted in court on one charge of failing to tag cattle, as well as a number of other...

May 10, 2017

UFU seeks answers to cattle identity anomalies

UFU seeks answers to cattle identity anomalies

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has confirmed that it has been in discussions with DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and...

April 24, 2017

If my livestock cause a road traffic accident: am I covered?

If my livestock cause a road traffic accident: am I covered?

Last Friday saw cattle breaking out onto the M3 close to Dunshaughlin in Co. Meath. A major road traffic accident...

January 9, 2017

Loose cattle have closed the M3 in both directions this morning

Loose cattle have closed the M3 in both directions this morning

Loose cattle on the M3 motorway have caused the road to be closed this morning, both northbound and southbound, according...

January 6, 2017