Cattle

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

Safety focus: Are your livestock handling facilities up to the task?

Safety focus: Are your livestock handling facilities up to the task?

Livestock can be extremely dangerous and need to be respected. Last year, 24 farmers died in work-related accidents – 14 were aged...

February 24, 2018

It’s time to take a cross-border approach on TB eradication

It’s time to take a cross-border approach on TB eradication

The issue of Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) eradication continues to strike fear into the heart of every Irish livestock farmer. Ireland...

January 29, 2018

There is absolutely no need for a new sugar plant in Carlow

There is absolutely no need for a new sugar plant in Carlow

Why is there a need for a new sugar-processing plant in Co. Carlow when there are, literally, hundreds of customers...

January 20, 2018

Question marks over validity of department figures for cattle thefts in 2017

Question marks over validity of department figures for cattle thefts in 2017

Question marks have arisen over the validity of figures released by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine relating...

January 4, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know your cattle?

Quiz: How well do you know your cattle?

Over 100,000 Irish farmers are involved in some form of cattle farming – whether that’s dairy, suckler or beef finishing....

December 29, 2017

Reward for recovery of 13 stolen cattle upped to €15,000

Reward for recovery of 13 stolen cattle upped to €15,000

The reward for information leading to the recovery of 13 Friesian cattle stolen in Co. Cork has been upped to...

December 20, 2017

Video: Dramatic footage of dead and injured cattle following crash in the US

Video: Dramatic footage of dead and injured cattle following crash in the US

Dramatic footage has emerged of dead and injured cattle after the articulated truck transporting the animals crashed while on a...

November 24, 2017

Video: Stranded cattle brave floodwaters to join farmer on high ground

Video: Stranded cattle brave floodwaters to join farmer on high ground

A farmer in Co. Cavan was caught by surprise when he got a call this week to say that some...

November 24, 2017

Do you have enough space for your cattle this winter?

Do you have enough space for your cattle this winter?

Inclement weather in certain parts of Ireland, over recent weeks, has led to cattle being housed a lot earlier than...

November 14, 2017

Will your store cattle hit the target this winter?

Will your store cattle hit the target this winter?

The winter period is well on its way, in most parts of the country, and farmers are busy feeding cattle...

November 12, 2017