Cows

‘Dairy Focus: ‘Mam is 100% the real boss without her we would be lost’

‘Dairy Focus: ‘Mam is 100% the real boss without her we would be lost’

In this week’s Dairy Focus, Agriland made the trip to meet the Carey family on their dairy farm near Crissawn,...

July 10, 2021

Cow-stomach bacteria could degrade synthetic plastics – study

Cow-stomach bacteria could degrade synthetic plastics – study

Bacteria found in the rumen of a cow could help to break down plastics, an Austrian study has found. Cows’...

July 5, 2021

Cows ‘could be the newest weapon against Covid-19’

Cows ‘could be the newest weapon against Covid-19’

Genetically modified cows are currently being used by an American biotech firm to produce human antibodies that subdue SARS-CoV-2, the...

June 11, 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

Pics and prices: Cow with twin bulls at foot fetches €2,800 at Ballyjamesduff Mart

Pics and prices: Cow with twin bulls at foot fetches €2,800 at Ballyjamesduff Mart

Ballyjamesduff Mart’s weekly cattle sale took place on Tuesday last (May 15). A mixture of farmers, feedlot buyers and exporters...

May 19, 2018

Pics and prices: Weanling bulls sell to a top call of €3.35/kg at Carnaross Mart

Pics and prices: Weanling bulls sell to a top call of €3.35/kg at Carnaross Mart

Carnaross Mart’s weekly weanling bull, heifer and suckler cow sale took place on Tuesday evening last (May 15). Farmers were active...

May 18, 2018

Pics and prices: Over 200 cows on offer at Kilkenny Mart

Pics and prices: Over 200 cows on offer at Kilkenny Mart

A large cattle sale – consisting of 1,400 animals – was witnessed in Kilkenny Mart, Cillin Hill, on Thursday last...

May 12, 2018

Pics and prices: Exporters and grass buyers out in force at Castlerea Mart

Pics and prices: Exporters and grass buyers out in force at Castlerea Mart

A large number of cattle were presented for sale at Castlerea Mart, Co. Roscommon, on Thursday last. Both exporters and...

May 5, 2018

Pics and prices: Bullocks sell to a top price of €1,780 at Carnaross Mart

Pics and prices: Bullocks sell to a top price of €1,780 at Carnaross Mart

The trade was brisk from start to finish for all types of stock at Carnaross Mart on Monday last (April...

April 24, 2018

Pics and prices: ‘Grass buyers’ drive the trade at Delvin Mart

Pics and prices: ‘Grass buyers’ drive the trade at Delvin Mart

Delvin Mart’s weekly cattle sale took place on Thursday last (April 19). A mixture of farmers, feedlot buyers and exporters...

April 21, 2018

Pics and prices: Lighter continental stock in demand at Kilkenny Mart

Pics and prices: Lighter continental stock in demand at Kilkenny Mart

A large cattle sale, consisting of 1,050 animals, was witnessed in Kilkenny Mart, Cillin Hill, on Thursday last (April 5)....

April 7, 2018

Farming is ‘write’ up Longford man’s street

Farming is ‘write’ up Longford man’s street

A Longford man has documented a slice of family farming life in a new book. Journalist, writer, film maker and...

March 10, 2018

Pics and prices: Bullocks trade to a top price of €1,535 at Tullamore Mart

Pics and prices: Bullocks trade to a top price of €1,535 at Tullamore Mart

Tullamore Mart’s weekly cattle sale took place on Thursday last (March 8). A mixture of farmers and feedlot buyers competed...

March 10, 2018

Pics and prices: Store heifers and bullocks in demand at Tullow Mart

Pics and prices: Store heifers and bullocks in demand at Tullow Mart

Tullow mart’s weekly cattle sale was held on Friday last (February 23). The monthly weanling sale was also held in...

February 26, 2018

Farmer in legal limbo over Effin cow dung

Farmer in legal limbo over Effin cow dung

A Co. Limerick farmer has been brought to court for permitting cow dung to be left on the Effin Road,...

January 22, 2018

UK animal sanctuary confirms it’s awaiting Irish dairy herd

UK animal sanctuary confirms it’s awaiting Irish dairy herd

The founder of a UK animal rescue sanctuary has confirmed to AgriLand that an Irish farmer is preparing to send their dairy...

August 13, 2017

Irish farmer to send 70 cows to UK sanctuary to save them from slaughter

Irish farmer to send 70 cows to UK sanctuary to save them from slaughter

An Irish farmer has decided to send 70 of his cows to an animal sanctuary in the UK, in order...

August 11, 2017

Pics: Planning to milk 360 cows on a 60% leased farm

Pics: Planning to milk 360 cows on a 60% leased farm

Cathal Moran took the reins of his family’s 57ha farm in Curraghlane, Skeaghvasteen, Co. Kilkenny in 1997. Prior to this,...

August 7, 2017