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New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

New BVD protocols ‘need to be communicated better’ with compensation level revisited

Animal Health Ireland (AHI) needs to better communicate the changes in the updated Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) protocols – and...

March 4, 2021

BVD eradication: Key messages farmers should know for 2021

BVD eradication: Key messages farmers should know for 2021

Some key messages have been outlined for Irish farmers on the issue of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) for 2021 by...

January 19, 2021

CalfCare Virtual Week: Getting up to speed on calf health…online

CalfCare Virtual Week: Getting up to speed on calf health…online

Calfcare Week is set to go virtual for 2021 – with farmers set to get the most up-to-date info on...

January 1, 2021

Postal delays in delivery of BVD samples to labs highlighted

Postal delays in delivery of BVD samples to labs highlighted

The issue of delays in relation to the delivery of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) samples sent by farmers to labs...

December 10, 2020

Planning for and implementing a successful drying off procedure

Planning for and implementing a successful drying off procedure

Proper planning ahead of drying off dairy cows for the winter is an essential part in keeping on top of...

October 28, 2020

BVD testing continues – with ‘lowest levels’ of positives so far

BVD testing continues – with ‘lowest levels’ of positives so far

Testing for bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) continues uninterrupted in spite of the impact of Covid-19, and farmers are urged by...

April 14, 2020

National bulk tank SCC declines by 89,000 cells/ml

National bulk tank SCC declines by 89,000 cells/ml

A recent analysis by Animal Health Ireland (AHI) has revealed a decline in the national bulk tank somatic cell count...

March 15, 2020

3 effective ways of controlling Johne’s disease this calving season

3 effective ways of controlling Johne’s disease this calving season

With the calving season almost upon us, it is good idea to keep the necessary steps in mind to limit...

January 18, 2020

Today’s CalfCare event cancelled due to Storm Brendan

Today’s CalfCare event cancelled due to Storm Brendan

The Teagasc / Animal Health Ireland (AHI) CalfCare event that was due to be held today, Monday, January 14, has...

January 13, 2020

14 CalfCare events announced for December and January

14 CalfCare events announced for December and January

A series of 14 CalfCare events will take place in December 2019 and January 2020 in a collaborative initiative. As...

November 22, 2019

500 farmers honoured at 2019 Milking for Quality Awards

500 farmers honoured at 2019 Milking for Quality Awards

500 dairy farmers from around the country were honoured at the CellCheck Milking For Quality Awards ceremony was held in...

November 21, 2019

AHI looks to further ‘priority work areas’ at 10-year milestone

AHI looks to further ‘priority work areas’ at 10-year milestone

Additional reporting by Claire Mc Cormack Additional priority work areas in the dairy and beef sectors are now in the...

October 23, 2019

Are you milking to 100% efficiency?

Are you milking to 100% efficiency?

Are you milking in the most efficient manner possible and getting the most out of your cows? Farmers can find...

June 13, 2018

2 new categories added to CellCheck Milking for Quality awards

2 new categories added to CellCheck Milking for Quality awards

This year, two new categories have been added to the CellCheck Milking For Quality awards, Animal Health Ireland (AHI) has...

May 3, 2018

How prevalent was liver fluke in Irish cattle in 2017?

How prevalent was liver fluke in Irish cattle in 2017?

The extent to which Irish beef cattle are suffering from liver fluke, liver abscesses and pneumonia has been identified by...

March 8, 2018

Early intervention and colostrum are crucial for a healthy calf

Early intervention and colostrum are crucial for a healthy calf

Calving is starting to kick into gear on beef farms across the country. According to the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF),...

March 4, 2018

Antibiotic resistance and residues: Prevention is better than cure

Antibiotic resistance and residues: Prevention is better than cure

Antimicrobials are used to fight pathogenic microbes that cause disease. However, some diseases can develop resistance to these products. While...

March 1, 2018

How much is pneumonia costing your beef enterprise?

How much is pneumonia costing your beef enterprise?

Pneumonia in beef calves not only has an immediate cost in terms of medication, but it can also result in...

March 1, 2018