Livestock

‘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

5 things anyone going to the Ploughing should check out at this year’s event

5 things anyone going to the Ploughing should check out at this year’s event

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from September...

September 16, 2016

Man in Donegal arrested in connection with €100,000 livestock theft

Man in Donegal arrested in connection with €100,000 livestock theft

A man in his 30s has been arrested in Donegal by An Garda Siochana in connection with the theft of...

October 1, 2015

€10,000 up for grabs at dairy livestock competition

€10,000 up for grabs at dairy livestock competition

A cash prize of €10,000 is up for grabs at the 2015 Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Cow Competition which is now...

July 7, 2015

Children who grow up on dairy farms may be less likely to develop allergies

Children who grow up on dairy farms may be less likely to develop allergies

Did you grow up on a dairy farm? If so did you know that research has shown that children who...

May 12, 2015

€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

‘Many farmers in for a shock when they open silage pits this year’

‘Many farmers in for a shock when they open silage pits this year’

Nutritionists are confirming that dairy, beef and sheep farmers may well receive a shock when they open their silage pits...

October 17, 2014

Booth family enjoys a week to remember

Booth family enjoys a week to remember

What a few days it’s been for the Booth family, from Stewartstown in Co Tyrone. Last Saturday saw them secure...

August 1, 2014

Welfare legislation gives more power to authorities, and fines of €250,000

Welfare legislation gives more power to authorities, and fines of €250,000

New animal welfare legislation gives increased power to authorities, including the ability to issue fines of up to €250,000, according...

May 16, 2014

Has spring finally arrived?

Has spring finally arrived?

Although the weather forecast for the next few days isn’t that good, most farmers will agree that the spring of...

May 7, 2014

Meat factories categorically deny they are subverting free trade

Meat factories categorically deny they are subverting free trade

Meat Industry Ireland Director Cormac Healy has denied categorically that Irish red meat processors are acting to subvert the free...

April 9, 2014