Cattle

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

A badger control policy should be implemented in Northern Ireland to reduce the overall level of infection in the badger population,...

December 16, 2016

Are there benefits with out-wintering store cattle?

Are there benefits with out-wintering store cattle?

Farmers in the west of Ireland, particularly those farming around the Burren, have seen some benefits to out-wintering store cattle,...

November 13, 2016

Woman (70s) dies after being attacked by cattle

Woman (70s) dies after being attacked by cattle

A woman in her 70s has died on a farm in Co. Derry, Northern Ireland, after she was attacked by...

October 20, 2016

4 things to remember when transporting livestock

4 things to remember when transporting livestock

Under transport legislation livestock must be fit for an intended journey before the journey starts and the livestock must also...

October 16, 2016

Court finds cattle breeder guilty of selling bull with banned substance

Court finds cattle breeder guilty of selling bull with banned substance

A cattle breeder has been convicted, fined €500 and ordered to pay costs of €5,000 after he was found guilty...

September 14, 2016

Germany proposes to ban sending heavily pregnant cows to slaughter

Germany proposes to ban sending heavily pregnant cows to slaughter

Germany has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to ban sending heavily pregnant cows to slaughter amid animal welfare...

September 11, 2016

Woman ‘critical’ after being attacked by cattle

Woman ‘critical’ after being attacked by cattle

A woman is understood to be in critical condition after she was attacked by cattle while out walking her dog...

September 2, 2016

Dairy and beef cow numbers increase in Northern Ireland

Dairy and beef cow numbers increase in Northern Ireland

Total cattle numbers in Northern Ireland were 3% higher in June 2016 than they were in June 2015, the preliminary...

August 27, 2016

New Zealand sheep numbers drop as the beef herd increases

New Zealand sheep numbers drop as the beef herd increases

New Zealand’s sheep flock has decreased 3% on the 2014-2015 season to 28.3m head, with drought and outbreaks of facial...

August 9, 2016

Brazil calls for beef to be included in Mercosur deal

Brazil calls for beef to be included in Mercosur deal

Brazil has used this month’s G20 summit to call for beef to be included in any trade deal between the...

July 13, 2016

Find out how to make more from forage at this year’s Livestock Event

Find out how to make more from forage at this year’s Livestock Event

Visitors at the upcoming Livestock Event will be able to find out how to make more from forage, the cheapest form...

June 26, 2016

Should farmers be allowed to shoot deer without a licence?

Should farmers be allowed to shoot deer without a licence?

Farmers should be allowed to shoot deer on their own lands, but only where deer are causing a menace to...

May 31, 2016

Live cattle exports to Turkey to start in the coming months after successful visit

Live cattle exports to Turkey to start in the coming months after successful visit

Turkish Veterinary officials and cattle buyers conducted what has been described as a ‘positive’ visit to Ireland this week as negotiations on...

May 11, 2016

Cattle feed additive will cut methane emissions by 30%

Cattle feed additive will cut methane emissions by 30%

A cattle feed additive has been found to cut bovine methane production by 30%, without affecting the health of the...

May 5, 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

12 cattle and a trailer stolen from a farm in Derry

12 cattle and a trailer stolen from a farm in Derry

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is appealing for information after 12 cattle and a cattle trailer were stolen...

March 16, 2016

Where now for TB eradication in Northern Ireland?

Where now for TB eradication in Northern Ireland?

The incidence of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) in Northern Ireland, based on the number of infected animals identified at time of...

February 14, 2016

US cattle numbers increase 3% year-on-year

US cattle numbers increase 3% year-on-year

US cattle numbers are on the up, with increases in numbers recorded in both the dairy and beef herds, the...

February 3, 2016