Cattle

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

Embryo Transfer (ET) work in cattle is something that is more so popular in the breeding of pedigree beef and...

January 30, 2021

Less than 20% of cattle farms viable in 2019

Less than 20% of cattle farms viable in 2019

Newly-published data from Teagasc shows that only 18% of cattle farms were viable as of 2019. Earlier today (Tuesday, November...

November 3, 2020

How many cattle were in the country in 2019?

How many cattle were in the country in 2019?

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has just released its Statistical Yearbook for Ireland today (Tuesday, October 20), with a chapter...

October 20, 2020

Irish Moiled Cattle Society set to hold 48-hour online timed auction

Irish Moiled Cattle Society set to hold 48-hour online timed auction

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society is preparing to hold an “online timed auction” which will include animals from “top herds”...

September 7, 2020

Lower emissions from cattle manure than previously thought – new research

Lower emissions from cattle manure than previously thought – new research

Research has found that emissions from livestock manure “patches” are lower than previously thought – which could work to the...

April 29, 2020

‘Thought I was getting raided’: Broadcaster on bovine break-in

‘Thought I was getting raided’: Broadcaster on bovine break-in

A television broadcaster and radio show presenter received a nasty surprise recently when a number of cattle broke into his...

May 30, 2019

March cattle slaughterings increase, while sheep kill dips

March cattle slaughterings increase, while sheep kill dips

The number of cattle slaughtered in March 2019 showed a slight increase compared to the same month the previous year...

April 25, 2019

Moving cattle on the road: Who has the upper hand?

Moving cattle on the road: Who has the upper hand?

Yesterday, AgriLand published some information for farmers regarding the rules of the road where cattle movement is concerned. Today, further details...

January 8, 2019

What are the rules of the road when moving cattle?

What are the rules of the road when moving cattle?

In some parts of the country the movement of cattle on a public road provides neighbours with the opportunity to...

January 7, 2019

9 cattle die after eating yew tree trimmings dumped in field

9 cattle die after eating yew tree trimmings dumped in field

A total of nine cattle have died in the UK after they ate yew tree clippings which had been dumped...

October 15, 2018

Five cattle die after freak poisoning

Five cattle die after freak poisoning

Five cattle have died after a freak poisoning in the Claremorris area of Co. Mayo, sources within the county branch...

September 24, 2018

Collision involving cattle on M7 this morning

Collision involving cattle on M7 this morning

The M7 Limerick-Dublin motorway was closed for a time this morning (Friday, June 29), following a collision that involved cattle....

June 29, 2018

Why not make EID a mandatory requirement for all sheep and cattle?

Why not make EID a mandatory requirement for all sheep and cattle?

I can’t understand the furore over the decision to extend Electronic Identification (EID) to all sheep. I know there are...

May 5, 2018

Poll: How long should ‘viewing times’ last at livestock marts?

Poll: How long should ‘viewing times’ last at livestock marts?

In recent weeks, a number of livestock marts across the country have introduced more stringent measures to improve health and...

May 1, 2018

The livestock mart must remain at the very heart of Irish rural society

The livestock mart must remain at the very heart of Irish rural society

Enjoying a day out at the mart is a quintessentially Irish thing to do. It’s on a par with supporting...

April 28, 2018

Over 84,000 electronic cattle tags sold to date in 2018

Over 84,000 electronic cattle tags sold to date in 2018

Over 84,000 EID (electronic identification) cattle tags have been sold to date in 2018, a spokesperson for the Department of...

March 20, 2018

UFU to be congratulated on agreement to ban PI cattle from meat plants

UFU to be congratulated on agreement to ban PI cattle from meat plants

The news that the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has reached an agreement with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association (NIMEA)...

March 19, 2018

Rolled barley versus citrus pulp: What comes out on top?

Rolled barley versus citrus pulp: What comes out on top?

A recent study, carried out in Teagasc Grange, looked at the effects of replacing rolled barley with citrus pulp on...

March 16, 2018