Use of methane-busting additives just around the corner – Teagasc
Niamh Murphy
The use of feed additives will be crucial in meeting climate targets, and is just around the corner, Teagasc has said. However, the technology is still to be accepted by the National Inventory.
12 June 2024 News
Impact of bird flu felt across the globe
In the US, the H5N1 strain of avian influenza has spread to dairy cows in 12 states, while in Australia the H7N3 strain has caused over 500,000 chickens to be culled.
11 June 2024 Management
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
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.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
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
Increase in dairy dispersal sales
A number of mart managers in the south have noted an increase in the number of dairy dispersal sales.
5 June 2024 News
Cantwell's Court dairy farm in Kilkenny sold
The sale means the dairy division of Roebuck will now focus on milling, importation of food and ingredients and product sourcing only.
4 June 2024 News
US approves methane-reducing feed additive for dairy cows
Feeding one tablespoon of the additive per dairy cow per day can reduce methane emissions by 30% annually, Elanco has said.
1 June 2024 News
Camera at the Mart: red-hot cow trade in Gortatlea
Tommy Moyles reports from Gortatlea Mart, where continental cows were the star performers in a red-hot cow trade on Friday last.
29 May 2024 Markets
Beef quotes increase as numbers tighten
Adam Woods hash the latest on this week’s beef trade including news of an increase in quotes.
29 May 2024 Markets
Bird flu spreading through US dairy farms
Milk yield drops of up to 25% have been reported in herds affected by bird flu, writes Aidan Brennan.
29 May 2024 News
ICMSA challenges President Higgins’ comments on Irish farming
ICMSA president Denis Drennan said he wants to correct a number of misunderstandings in an interview given by President Higgins.
28 May 2024 News