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Increased risk that bluetongue will be reintroduced to UK - scientist
Anne O'Donoghue
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.
5 June 2024 News
Redwater cases on the rise in the northwest
There’s a dense mat of grass on some farms which can be ideal conditions for ticks, a Cavan vet has warned.
Sheep genetics export centre to open in NI
The centre, which will be run by Animal Breeding Europe, will include facilities to collect, freeze and quarantine both semen and embryos.
Scientists searching for wool shedding genes
Young rams from local Easycare and Wiltshire Horn flocks have been DNA sampled to help identify the genes that lead to wool shedding.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Ireland joins initiative to safeguard plant health
Ireland has joined the #PlantHealth4Life campaign led by the European Food Safety Authority, active in 22 member states. The campaign aims to raise awareness about plant health and our wellbeing.
27 May 2024 News
Accompany the Agronomist: spring crops flying up, with some left to plant
In our first full crop survey of agronomists across the country this year, it is reported that spring crops which are planted are growing quickly and look well.
15 May 2024 News
Sheep Management: sheep welfare scheme, orf and Eid al-Adha
The closing date for the National Sheep Welfare Scheme is approaching quickly, with a deadline date of Tuesday 21 May 2024.
8 May 2024 Management
Vets report increased cases of mastitis and scour
Vets from the southeast are seeing increases in the number of calls relating to mastitis and scour, as cows and calves are housed for longer periods than normal.
17 April 2024 News
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
Frequently asked questions on calf care
Aidan Brennan attempts to answer some frequently asked questions on calf care and calf health problems.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
Lambing: health risks higher than physical risk - HSA
The HSA has provided tips for farmers to reduce the risk to farmers this lambing.
17 February 2024 News
New vaccines to ease supply shortage
Farmers had faced supply issues in sourcing vaccines over recent months, but new Department import authorisations could help ease these shortages.
14 February 2024 News