Cattle

Northern farmers warned to remain vigilant for warble fly

Northern farmers warned to remain vigilant for warble fly

The north of Ireland is currently free from warble fly infestation. However, according to the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland,...

February 2, 2016

Deadweight prices under pressure in Northern Ireland

Deadweight prices under pressure in Northern Ireland

The deadweight trade for prime cattle continued to come under pressure in Northern Ireland last week, according to the Livestock...

December 18, 2015

Eight cattle electrocuted by falling power line

Eight cattle electrocuted by falling power line

Eight cattle have died in Lahinch, Co. Clare after they were electrocuted by a fallen power cable. ESB Networks confirmed...

November 13, 2015

Monitoring cattle weights from space is a ‘game-changer’

Monitoring cattle weights from space is a ‘game-changer’

Monitoring cattle weight from space could soon become the norm as new research in Australia has allowed cattle to be...

October 28, 2015

Cattle Marts – Finished cattle in strong demand with lots selling to €900 over

Cattle Marts – Finished cattle in strong demand with lots selling to €900 over

There was a good trade in the cattle marts last week, finished and forward cattle are continuing to meet with...

October 14, 2015

Man released without charge over €100,000 livestock theft

Man released without charge over €100,000 livestock theft

A man who was arrested yesterday (October 1) in connection with the theft of livestock to the value of €100,000...

October 2, 2015

A case of BSE has been identified in Wales

A case of BSE has been identified in Wales

A case of BSE, also known as ‘mad cow disease’, has been identified in a dead cow on a farm in...

October 1, 2015

‘Overfeeding young bulls can reduce their breeding potential’

‘Overfeeding young bulls can reduce their breeding potential’

Some pedigree cattle breeders are overfeeding young bulls to the detriment of the animals’ subsequent fertility, according to Galway veterinarian...

September 16, 2015

Vet confirms that lungworms can create pneumonia problems in young cattle

Vet confirms that lungworms can create pneumonia problems in young cattle

Young cattle showing symptoms of pneumonia at the present time may well have a background lungworm problem, according to Anselm...

August 2, 2015

Why you should vaccinate the bull as well as the whole herd

Why you should vaccinate the bull as well as the whole herd

Always include the bull when vaccinating breeding animals, Animal Heath Ireland (AHI) says. The bull has contact with all breeding females...

May 5, 2015

Six steps to prevent animal exposure to BVD during the breeding season

Six steps to prevent animal exposure to BVD during the breeding season

Ahead of the breeding season Animal Health Ireland (AHI) is advising that all possible steps are taken to prevent the...

April 22, 2015

‘Convenient worm control now, immunity for the future’

‘Convenient worm control now, immunity for the future’

Using a season long wormer will both treat lung worm infestations in weanling cattle – including replacement heifers – while,...

April 10, 2015

Cattle truck overturns on N11

Cattle truck overturns on N11

A cattle truck with live animals overturned earlier this morning on the N11. According to reports there was up to...

February 16, 2015

‘Significant adjustments’ likely in Australian cattle herd

‘Significant adjustments’ likely in Australian cattle herd

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) recently released its 2015 cattle industry projections which stated that “the Australian cattle industry is...

February 15, 2015

Latest UK cattle herd statistics confirm tighter supplies in 2015

Latest UK cattle herd statistics confirm tighter supplies in 2015

Latest revisions to the final livestock population statistics in the UK for June confirm that supplies of beef cattle are likely to...

January 2, 2015

High feed conversion efficiency key to finishing cattle

High feed conversion efficiency key to finishing cattle

Achieving a good feed conversion efficiency is essential in beef finishing according to Pat McCambridge a beef advisor with the...

November 8, 2014

Northern plants heavily discounting dairy-beef cattle

Northern plants heavily discounting dairy-beef cattle

Some meat processing plants in Northern Ireland are said to be heavily discounting dairy origin cattle. According to Ulster Farmers’...

October 30, 2014

€16,000 worth of cattle stolen from Dungannon farm

€16,000 worth of cattle stolen from Dungannon farm

South Tyrone beef farmer Robert Capper had 10 prime Charolais heifers stolen from lands they were grazing on the outskirts...

October 23, 2014