News Podcast: fertiliser risking BISS penalties and ballooning forestry costs
Noel Bardon
Listen now to get the latest on the risk of payment penalties for spreading fertiliser, a surge in BVD ‘name and shame letters’ and the reaction to the new €79.5m ash dieback scheme.
29 April 2024 News
Maps: BVD hotspots a decade on - 2013 v 2023
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said Irish farmers have made “tremendous progress” towards eliminating BVD and that the disease’s eradication programme “is now at a critical point”.
21 April 2024 News
BVD eradication finishing line in sight - Minister
Good progress has been made with the incidence of BVD-positive calves decreasing to 0.03% in 2023 compared with 0.66% in 2013, the Minister said.
Farmer Writes: round one of grazing done
I did another grass walk last week and I was pleasantly surprised to have a growth of 41kg per day. Fingers crossed it stays increasing, writes Padraig Callanan.
17 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Beef Management: breeding, dosing and silage budgeting
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at breeding dates, dosing at turnout and doing a silage budget for winter 2024.
17 April 2024 Management
Top 10 tips for buying a new stock bull
Adam Woods takes a look at some tips to look at before purchasing a stock bull.
7 April 2024 Beef breeding
Farmer Writes: no dry weather for March
With any luck it will be dry this week, but the forecast at the weekend didn't give me much optimism.
3 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Improved communication needed on BVD plan
Part of the frustration around the BVD National Eradication Programme is a lack of regular dialogue with farmers and no clear direction of what plan will be implemented in the coming years.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
35% reduction in BVD-positive calves in 2024
There have been 145 BVD-positive calves born across 70 herds in 2024, compared with 223 BVD-positive calves born across 79 herds for the corresponding period in 2023.
3 April 2024 News
BVD control is worth the bother
While farmers understandably gripe about increased postage costs, the thousands of BVD cases on farms before AHI worked on behalf of stakeholders were costing farmers tens of millions
3 April 2024 Dealer
BVD funding ‘an insult’ - IFA
IFA animal health chair TJ Maher said the Department of Agriculture failed to deliver a comprehensive support package for the BVD eradication programme.
2 April 2024 News
Increased BVD funding for farmers confirmed
Farmers will receive an increased payment per calf, up to 25 calves, under the BVD national eradication programme.
28 March 2024 News