Calf Welfare

Calf exporters make proposal to build lairage near Rosslare

Calf exporters make proposal to build lairage near Rosslare

A proposal has been put to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, for the construction of...

September 2, 2021

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Any farmer who buys or sells weanlings will be well aware of the detrimental effect a case of pneumonia can...

August 27, 2021

Buildings Focus: Going the extra mile to create an environment for calves to thrive in

Buildings Focus: Going the extra mile to create an environment for calves to thrive in

In this week’s Buildings Focus, AgriLand visited the farm of Pierce Breen to check out his new calf housing facilities.

March 26, 2021

McConalogue to dairy farmers: ‘You have the future of the sector in your hands’

McConalogue to dairy farmers: ‘You have the future of the sector in your hands’

As the 2021 calving season continues, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has penned a letter to...

February 22, 2021

Survey: ‘75% of dairy farmers willing to contribute small fee towards a sexed-semen lab’

Survey: ‘75% of dairy farmers willing to contribute small fee towards a sexed-semen lab’

Over the past year or so, a lot of talk has centered around the dairy industry, in particular, the bull...

March 26, 2020

Livestock marts also to be subject to ‘calf welfare inspections’

Livestock marts also to be subject to ‘calf welfare inspections’

Earlier this week, AgriLand learned that a number of random “calf welfare inspections” are currently being carried out on dairy farms...

February 26, 2020

‘Calf health is a good measure of calf welfare’ on farms

‘Calf health is a good measure of calf welfare’ on farms

“If you looked at defining welfare on farms, you would hear things like freedom from hunger, freedom from discomfort, those...

February 1, 2020

FarmLand January 30th 2020

FarmLand January 30th 2020

On this week’s episode of FarmLand, we catch up with the new IFA president, Tim Cullinan, talk tillage with farmers...

January 30, 2020

Department conducts farmer survey on calf welfare and management

Department conducts farmer survey on calf welfare and management

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is currently conducting a survey among farmers to gauge views and motivations...

January 28, 2020

Farmers must ‘continue strong focus on calf welfare’ during calving

Farmers must ‘continue strong focus on calf welfare’ during calving

Irish dairy farmers have been urged to continue to put a very strong focus on the health and welfare of...

January 28, 2020

Calls for ‘urgent publication’ of details on Calf Investment Scheme

Calls for ‘urgent publication’ of details on Calf Investment Scheme

Calls have been made for the “urgent publication” of the detailed provisions of the Calf Investment Scheme by the Irish...

January 7, 2020

Minister confirms opening of Calf Investment Scheme

Minister confirms opening of Calf Investment Scheme

Minister Michael Creed has confirmed the opening of the Calf Investment Scheme, which is open for applications from today, Tuesday,...

January 7, 2020

€1.5m calf rearing support scheme opens for applications tomorrow

€1.5m calf rearing support scheme opens for applications tomorrow

Applications will open for the new €1.5 million financial support scheme for calf rearing – which was announced by the...

January 6, 2020

Vox pop: Farmers voice views on dairy calf welfare

Vox pop: Farmers voice views on dairy calf welfare

Animal welfare concerns, particularly on dairy farms, has been bubbling to the surface of the Irish dairy industry over the...

December 22, 2019

‘Absolutely no foundation’ to ‘morbid rumours’ about calf welfare

‘Absolutely no foundation’ to ‘morbid rumours’ about calf welfare

With additional reporting by Emma Gilsenan in Killarney Teagasc has moved to debunk what it describes as a number of...

December 3, 2019

Bord Bia issues calf welfare update to dairy farmers

Bord Bia issues calf welfare update to dairy farmers

Bord Bia has issued a number of additional calf welfare criteria to farmers as part of a wider update to...

November 21, 2019

Fair Oaks Farms takes action following emergence of calf abuse video

Fair Oaks Farms takes action following emergence of calf abuse video

Fair Oaks Farms, one of the largest dairy farms in the US, has announced that it has sacked a number...

June 6, 2019

Creed reiterates ‘condemnation’ of callous calf handling in France

Creed reiterates ‘condemnation’ of callous calf handling in France

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has once again reiterated his condemnation “in the strongest terms”...

May 7, 2019