Livestock

Union defends policy of maintaining livestock numbers in NI

Union defends policy of maintaining livestock numbers in NI

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president, William Irvine, believes that production agriculture and the environment are two sides of the...

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Poots concerned by certain livestock movement requirements

Poots concerned by certain livestock movement requirements

January 1, 2022

Livestock farmers urged to work with auctioneers and be aware of demand

Livestock farmers urged to work with auctioneers and be aware of demand

Farmers should take advantage of the knowledge and resources available through their local livestock auctioneers and benefit from a strong...

December 30, 2020

Current technologies cannot deliver half of 2050 carbon emissions reduction goal

Current technologies cannot deliver half of 2050 carbon emissions reduction goal

An independent report assessing the carbon intensity of all UK livestock production systems has identified that currently available technologies cannot...

October 2, 2020

Oxford professor calls on EU to change methane calculation definition

Oxford professor calls on EU to change methane calculation definition

The European Commission has been called on by an Oxford University professor to change its methods of calculating methane emissions...

August 6, 2020

Sommet de l’Elevage livestock show will ‘go ahead as planned’ in October

Sommet de l’Elevage livestock show will ‘go ahead as planned’ in October

A well-known livestock show in France – Sommet de l’Elevage – has apparently been given the “green light” to go...

August 5, 2020

Dry weather hindering grass growth on livestock farms across the UK

Dry weather hindering grass growth on livestock farms across the UK

With parched fields now a common sight across the countryside, extremely dry weather over the past two months is starting...

May 31, 2020

Oxford research: Livestock emission calculations could be ‘unfair and inefficent’

Oxford research: Livestock emission calculations could be ‘unfair and inefficent’

The way that governments are setting targets for different greenhouse gas emissions could be “unfair, inefficient and dangerous,” according to...

May 8, 2020

Livestock worrying: NFU takes plea for law change to Westminster

Livestock worrying: NFU takes plea for law change to Westminster

The NFU has raised the severe impacts livestock worrying can have on farming businesses to the Environment, Farming and Rural...

July 2, 2018

Beware fake inspectors, livestock transporters warned

Beware fake inspectors, livestock transporters warned

Truck drivers hauling animals should be on alert for fake animal welfare inspectors, officials in Northern Ireland have said. The...

August 18, 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

Young farmer convicted of transporting an unfit animal

Young farmer convicted of transporting an unfit animal

A 21-year-old farmer has been recently convicted at Omagh Magistrates’ Court for transporting an unfit animal, according to the Department of Agriculture,...

July 14, 2017

Top livestock and forestry producers in the country revealed at RDS Awards

Top livestock and forestry producers in the country revealed at RDS Awards

The top livestock and forestry producers in the country were revealed as part of the 2017 RDS Agriculture Awards. More than...

March 3, 2017

New technology aims to tackle livestock thefts

New technology aims to tackle livestock thefts

Researchers in Australia are running a research program testing smart sensor technology as a means of preventing and detecting livestock...

February 26, 2017

‘Good soil management is key to securing optimal grassland yields’

‘Good soil management is key to securing optimal grassland yields’

Good soil management is the key to securing optimal grassland yields, according to Welsh agronomist Gareth Davies. Soil is made...

January 25, 2017

Hundreds of livestock injured, dead and missing following Italian quakes

Hundreds of livestock injured, dead and missing following Italian quakes

Hundreds of livestock have been injured, killed or are still missing following a series of earthquakes in the central region of...

January 20, 2017

Is your farm ready for a freezing cold winter?

Is your farm ready for a freezing cold winter?

Freezing weather conditions affects farming in several ways and to help give advice to farmers on what to do in...

November 9, 2016

‘High risk of liver fluke infection in livestock in Northern Ireland this winter’

‘High risk of liver fluke infection in livestock in Northern Ireland this winter’

The overall risk of liver fluke infection in cattle and sheep this winter will be high across all areas of Northern Ireland,...

October 29, 2016