Cows

Cow-stomach bacteria could degrade synthetic plastics – study

Cow-stomach bacteria could degrade synthetic plastics – study

July 5, 2021

Cows ‘could be the newest weapon against Covid-19’

Cows ‘could be the newest weapon against Covid-19’

Genetically modified cows are currently being used by an American biotech firm to produce human antibodies that subdue SARS-CoV-2, the...

June 11, 2020

Empty rates in cows fall threefold as farmers improve heat detection skills

Empty rates in cows fall threefold as farmers improve heat detection skills

The percentage of empty cows in a herd at the end of the year has fallen to between 6-7% in the...

January 11, 2017

Video: Cattle left stranded following earthquake in New Zealand

Video: Cattle left stranded following earthquake in New Zealand

Three cattle were left stranded on a land island, following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on the south island of New Zealand....

November 14, 2016

EU dairy cow numbers to decline but milk production to remain ahead of 2015

EU dairy cow numbers to decline but milk production to remain ahead of 2015

Following four consecutive years of increase, the number of dairy cows in December is expected to decline in the EU-15 by 0.5% in...

October 12, 2016

Agriland Vet: Treating Grass Tetany as rain drives grass growth

Agriland Vet: Treating Grass Tetany as rain drives grass growth

The rain and humid conditions that have gripped the country in the last couple of days have been good for...

June 14, 2016

Moo-ve it: Three cows cause traffic chaos on the M1

Moo-ve it: Three cows cause traffic chaos on the M1

Three cows caused traffic chaos on the M1 in Co. Antrim this morning after they managed to make their way...

May 19, 2016

New Zealand dairy cow numbers drop for the first time in 9 years

New Zealand dairy cow numbers drop for the first time in 9 years

Dairy cow numbers in New Zealand have declined for the first time in nine years following consecutive increases, the latest...

May 14, 2016

Milk production in the North continues its upward trend

Milk production in the North continues its upward trend

Milk production in Northern Ireland in 2015 was up 2.7% on the volumes produced in 2014, the latest statistics from...

March 6, 2016

Calving this spring? Some great advice on farm safety around calving cows

Calving this spring? Some great advice on farm safety around calving cows

Farmers must realise that they need to look after themselves when dealing with livestock. Livestock related accidents accounted for 22% of...

February 14, 2016

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

This week at the New Hampshire in the US, a pig showed up at a polling station where voters were deciding...

February 10, 2016

Video: Graphic video shows cows with their ears torn off by dogs

Video: Graphic video shows cows with their ears torn off by dogs

Two in-calf cows on a Co. Cork dairy farm had their ears torn off them after they were attacked by...

January 28, 2016

‘Ignoring the dry period could reduce herd productivity in 2016’

‘Ignoring the dry period could reduce herd productivity in 2016’

To ignore, or significantly shorten, the dry period could have a detrimental effect on the productivity of the herd in...

November 7, 2015

Farmers could be wasting €1,500 by not recording dry off dates

Farmers could be wasting €1,500 by not recording dry off dates

Farmers that don’t record dry offs do not receive an accurate annual report for their herd or valid lactations for...

November 3, 2015

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

The number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland increased by 6% in June 2015 on June last year to 311,500...

August 28, 2015

Video: Get up close and personal with some cows

Video: Get up close and personal with some cows

You can now get up close and personal with cows, without leaving the couch or chair that you’re sitting on....

August 23, 2015

Five cows killed after train hits herd and is derailed

Five cows killed after train hits herd and is derailed

A train was derailed in the UK around 9.30pm on Sunday night (July 26) after it hit a herd of...

July 27, 2015

Pics: A selection of photos from Cow Appreciation Day

Pics: A selection of photos from Cow Appreciation Day

Cow Appreciation Day was trending today (July 14) on Twitter and we’ve chosen a selection of the many pictures of...

July 14, 2015