Calves

CalfCare webinar: Preventing bloat in young calves

CalfCare webinar: Preventing bloat in young calves

Bloat in young calves was one of the topics discussed at this week’s online CalfCare event run by Animal Health...

January 19, 2022

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

Additional BVD control measures likely to be required in Northern Ireland

Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI) has confirmed that additional Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) control measures are likely to be...

January 18, 2022

Calf transport proposals ‘pose serious threat’ to dairy sector

Calf transport proposals ‘pose serious threat’ to dairy sector

A series of recommendations from a European Parliament committee on calf transport “poses a serious threat to the Irish dairy...

December 6, 2021

ICSA: Proposed calf transport ban ‘a disaster for Ireland’

ICSA: Proposed calf transport ban ‘a disaster for Ireland’

Following a proposal of several calf transport restrictions, including an export ban of calves under 35 days of age, the...

December 3, 2021

McConalogue concerned for future of calf exports

McConalogue concerned for future of calf exports

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has expressed concern over the future of unweaned calf exports, saying...

December 3, 2021

Copa-Cogeca: Animal transport review needs solid science

Copa-Cogeca: Animal transport review needs solid science

Any revisions to animal transport should be based on solid science, according to the representative body for farmers and cooperatives...

December 3, 2021

Calves: Concerns over possible ban on transport under 5 weeks of age

Calves: Concerns over possible ban on transport under 5 weeks of age

A proposed ban on the transport of unweaned calves under the age of five weeks may ultimately lead to animal...

December 2, 2021

Calves killed in overnight collision with car

Calves killed in overnight collision with car

A number of calves have been killed after a car was involved in a collision with livestock on a road...

August 12, 2021

Video: Plenty of calves still on offer in marts countrywide

Video: Plenty of calves still on offer in marts countrywide

While many farmers operating calf-to-beef systems have a tendancy to purchase their calves earlier in the year dung March and...

July 12, 2021

Calf trade: Numbers holding at Enniscorthy Mart

Calf trade: Numbers holding at Enniscorthy Mart

On Wednesday (June 23) Enniscorthy Mart held it’s weekly calf sale, with 124 calves on offer at the Co. Wexford...

June 27, 2021

Solving issues with coccidiosis in calves this spring

Solving issues with coccidiosis in calves this spring

The issues of coccidiosis in calves is an issue that can re-occur each year in calves that have a bit...

April 25, 2021

Authorities investigate after ‘270 dead calves found on farm’

Authorities investigate after ‘270 dead calves found on farm’

Authorities are investigating a case following the discovery and removal of a large number of dead calves – reported to...

April 22, 2021

Have you considered turning out some older calves to grass?

Have you considered turning out some older calves to grass?

With milder conditions in store for this week, farmers should consider turning out some older calves to grass. Early turnout...

March 20, 2021

Teagasc develops 2 new calf-rearing contract agreement templates

Teagasc develops 2 new calf-rearing contract agreement templates

Teagasc has responded to a “growing interest in contract arrangements” between farmers to rear calves and other young cattle by...

March 15, 2021

Teagasc project on calf air transport delayed

Teagasc project on calf air transport delayed

The Teagasc project to test the feasibility of transporting calves by air has been delayed due to cargo airline capacity...

March 2, 2021

Dairy advice: Feeding calves in a cold spell

Dairy advice: Feeding calves in a cold spell

The country is in the middle of a cold spell. Temperatures have fallen and winter showers along with sleet and...

February 11, 2021

Farmers advised to ‘reflect’ on travel when trading calves

Farmers advised to ‘reflect’ on travel when trading calves

Farmers are being advised to “reflect” on whether a journey beyond 5km for the purpose of buying or selling calves...

January 28, 2021

Milk replacer: What should I be looking for?

Milk replacer: What should I be looking for?

The calving season will soon be starting and with that comes the feeding of calves. Many farmers may find it...

January 2, 2021