Farmers urged to get health check-ups after farmer died pulling a calf
The inquest heard that the farmer was in the process of pulling the calf using a calving jack when he collapsed and died, Anton Nulty reports.
Leeway with suckler payment ruled out
Late calving cows in some herds may not meet requirements under the Suckler Cow Scheme which is planned to open next year.
Mastitis: a summer problem on suckler farms
Adam Woods takes a look at mastitis prevention and control ahead of the peak season for mastitis cases on suckler farms.
Keeping on top of summer health issues
Adam Woods previews this week’s summer health Focus and what’s inside.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Camera at the Mart: dry cows in firm demand in Iveragh
Suckler cows - both in-calf and dry - were the main sellers at this week's sale in Iveragh Mart, reports Tommy Moyles.
5 June 2024 Markets
JALEX jolt for biggest and best sale yet
Shanon Kinahan has all the details you need for the upcoming sale of almost 300 Commercial Cattle at the JALEX on farm auction.
5 June 2024 Pedigree
Beef management notes: controlling docks, under-16-month bulls and culling
In this weeks beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at controlling docks, finishing under-16-month bulls and culling hard in the suckler herd.
5 June 2024 Management
Sharp decline in NI calf registrations in 2024
Fewer calf births have been registered on cattle farms from January to May 2024.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Late calving cows: cull them or breed them?
Adam Woods takes a look at the problem of late calving cows and what options are available to farmers.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Agri jobs: recent graduates sought for farm manager roles
Dairy farms in counties Monaghan and Cork are looking for managers.
1 June 2024 News
Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Milk production on the wind-down in NZ
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently managing a dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.
15 May 2024 Northern Ireland