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Ireland enters higher risk period for bluetongue as temperatures rise
Anne O'Donoghue
The bluetongue virus is spread by infected biting midges. This type of midge is present in Ireland and generally most active between April and November.
9 July 2024 Schemes
Suckler scheme to open in early August - McConalogue
The 2024 Beef Welfare Scheme will support farmers in meal feeding suckler calves before and after weaning and in vaccinating against clostridial diseases and calf pneumonia.
26 June 2024 News
Farmer views: average yields expected and uncertainty ahead for harvest
At the Footprint Farmers walk in Co Waterford, tillage farmers highlighted how the difficult sowing conditions have left them expecting lower yields for this year’s harvest. Kelsey Daly reports.
Tillage Management: finishing up on spring cereals
As the end of June draws in, it is time to be finishing up with the sprayer in the spring cereal fields and getting out to walk your crops.
26 June 2024 Husbandry
Increased risk that bluetongue will be reintroduced to UK - scientist
Dr Chris Sanders said the recent temperature increase has a significant bearing on the risk that the BTV-3 strain of bluetongue poses to UK livestock.
24 June 2024 News
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.
20 June 2024 News
Accompany the Agronomist: disease levels moderate, gates beginning to close
Agronomists across the country took part in this survey. Siobhán Walsh reports.
19 June 2024 News
TB compensation remains at 100%
TB reactors are still being paid to 100% of value, but DAERA has warned of imminent budget pressures.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Tillage Management: fungicides and farm walks
There is plenty to be done on tillage farms at present. Spraying fungicides is one of the priority jobs on a number of crops.
12 June 2024 Husbandry
TB solutions will only come with co-operation from every side
The last thing farmers need as bovine TB cases rise is for a blame game to break out among the people tasked with bringing the disease back under control.
12 June 2024 Dealer
Bean crops due a fungicide in the coming days
Spring beans are generally treated with a fungicide at the start of flowering to prevent disease building up on the crop.
11 June 2024 News
Remembering the four pillars of sheep health this summer
Keeping on top of health issues swill ensure the thrive of spring-born lambs to ensure a short finish period.
8 June 2024 Animal Health