Cattle

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Ireland has 9% of the total bovine population of the European Union, according to a report released today (Tuesday, May...

May 17, 2022

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Infrastructure Focus: Opening up safe and easy access to 170ac with an underpass in Co. Cork

Infrastructure Focus: Opening up safe and easy access to 170ac with an underpass in Co. Cork

This week’s Infrastructure Focus saw Agriland’s Michael Geary make the trip down to Bandon in Co. Cork to speak to...

May 17, 2022

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Farmland Episode 6 2022

Farmland Episode 6 2022

On this episode of Farmland, beef journalist Breifne O’Brien sits down with Willie Boland of Liffey Mills to discuss how...

May 10, 2022

Video: Kingdom County Fair draws crowds at new location

Video: Kingdom County Fair draws crowds at new location

After an enforced two-year hiatus due to the global health pandemic, Kingdom County Fair attracted thousands of people from across...

May 10, 2022

Mart trade sees ‘record’ prices for cattle over the weekend

Mart trade sees ‘record’ prices for cattle over the weekend

The mart trade for cattle witnessed further strengthening over the weekend, with northern and online buyers providing a great boost...

May 10, 2022

Agri-jobs: Roles in cattle sourcing, sales and research on offer

Agri-jobs: Roles in cattle sourcing, sales and research on offer

For those seeking a new challenge, a range of roles are currently available in the agricultural sector, including in sales...

April 22, 2022

TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

TB reactors in Ireland drop slightly within one year

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) reactors in Ireland fell from 22,614 in 2020 to 20,931 last year, according to figures released by...

April 22, 2022

ICSA calls for clarity on latest farm income survey

ICSA calls for clarity on latest farm income survey

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called on Teagasc to clarify its forecasts for farm income and...

April 13, 2022

SmartCow project aims to promote animal welfare and healthy livestock

SmartCow project aims to promote animal welfare and healthy livestock

The final conference of the SmartCow project was recently held (Wednesday, April 6) and included a presentation of findings from...

April 8, 2022

Farm permit proposal: Official document outlines threshold of 150 LUs

Farm permit proposal: Official document outlines threshold of 150 LUs

The official document from the European Commission outlining changes to the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) – that will see more...

April 6, 2022

Permit proposal for family farms ‘unthinkable’ – Macra

Permit proposal for family farms ‘unthinkable’ – Macra

Macra na Feirme is the latest farm organisation to slam proposals from the European Commission to extend an environmental permit...

April 6, 2022

Commission officially publishes farm permit plan

Commission officially publishes farm permit plan

The European Commission has officially published a set of proposals to update the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) which, if adopted...

April 5, 2022

MEP ‘alarmed’ by proposed extension of EU emissions directive

MEP ‘alarmed’ by proposed extension of EU emissions directive

An Irish MEP said that he is “alarmed” by reports that the EU Commission may extend the scope of the...

April 5, 2022

Proposed permits would impact production despite food-security concerns

Proposed permits would impact production despite food-security concerns

Proposals by the European Commission which seek permits for larger cattle and dairy enterprises “need to be binned”, the president...

April 2, 2022

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

The new bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) does not address several key issues, according to a...

April 2, 2022

Commission to propose ‘permits’ for farms with 100 cows or more

Commission to propose ‘permits’ for farms with 100 cows or more

The European Commission is set to propose that farms with 100 cows or more will require permits, as part of...

April 2, 2022

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

BVA: Ongoing analysis on badger culling and bovine TB needed

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed new research on badger culling and bovine tuberculosis (TB) control in cattle, however...

March 23, 2022

CSO: Number of cattle processed in January rises by over 7%

CSO: Number of cattle processed in January rises by over 7%

The number of cattle slaughtered in January rose by over 7% compared to the same month in 2021, according to...

February 28, 2022