Cows

Dole labour option is an insult to Irish dairy farmers

Dole labour option is an insult to Irish dairy farmers

Which genius within the civil service came up with the idea of taking people off the dole in order to...

August 5, 2017

Loose cows safely removed from Tipp road

Loose cows safely removed from Tipp road

Some loose cows have been safely removed from a public road in Co. Tipperary this morning, according to AA Roadwatch....

May 19, 2017

Expanded dairy herd drives cow slaughterings

Expanded dairy herd drives cow slaughterings

The Irish dairy herd has undergone major expansion since the abolition of quotas in 2015, with cow numbers increasing by...

May 2, 2017

Bothar to transport 1,000th heifer to Rwanda this week

Bothar to transport 1,000th heifer to Rwanda this week

This week Irish international aid agency Bothar will transport its 1,000th in-calf heifer to Rwanda. The record heifer is expected...

January 24, 2017

‘Twice as many cow attacks on farms compared to those by bulls’

‘Twice as many cow attacks on farms compared to those by bulls’

Cow attacks greatly outnumber bull attacks in terms of fatalities, according to Teagasc’s National Health and Safety Specialist, John McNamara. Cow...

January 20, 2017

Empty rates in cows fall threefold as farmers improve heat detection skills

Empty rates in cows fall threefold as farmers improve heat detection skills

The percentage of empty cows in a herd at the end of the year has fallen to between 6-7% in the...

January 11, 2017

Video: Cattle left stranded following earthquake in New Zealand

Video: Cattle left stranded following earthquake in New Zealand

Three cattle were left stranded on a land island, following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on the south island of New Zealand....

November 14, 2016

EU dairy cow numbers to decline but milk production to remain ahead of 2015

EU dairy cow numbers to decline but milk production to remain ahead of 2015

Following four consecutive years of increase, the number of dairy cows in December is expected to decline in the EU-15 by 0.5% in...

October 12, 2016

Agriland Vet: Treating Grass Tetany as rain drives grass growth

Agriland Vet: Treating Grass Tetany as rain drives grass growth

The rain and humid conditions that have gripped the country in the last couple of days have been good for...

June 14, 2016

Moo-ve it: Three cows cause traffic chaos on the M1

Moo-ve it: Three cows cause traffic chaos on the M1

Three cows caused traffic chaos on the M1 in Co. Antrim this morning after they managed to make their way...

May 19, 2016

New Zealand dairy cow numbers drop for the first time in 9 years

New Zealand dairy cow numbers drop for the first time in 9 years

Dairy cow numbers in New Zealand have declined for the first time in nine years following consecutive increases, the latest...

May 14, 2016

Trying to breed the ‘aggression’ out of cattle

Trying to breed the ‘aggression’ out of cattle

Breeding is a valuable long-term tool to increase the docility of livestock, according to Teagasc geneticist Dr Noirin McHugh. She...

May 12, 2016

Milk production in the North continues its upward trend

Milk production in the North continues its upward trend

Milk production in Northern Ireland in 2015 was up 2.7% on the volumes produced in 2014, the latest statistics from...

March 6, 2016

Calving this spring? Some great advice on farm safety around calving cows

Calving this spring? Some great advice on farm safety around calving cows

Farmers must realise that they need to look after themselves when dealing with livestock. Livestock related accidents accounted for 22% of...

February 14, 2016

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

This week at the New Hampshire in the US, a pig showed up at a polling station where voters were deciding...

February 10, 2016

Video: Graphic video shows cows with their ears torn off by dogs

Video: Graphic video shows cows with their ears torn off by dogs

Two in-calf cows on a Co. Cork dairy farm had their ears torn off them after they were attacked by...

January 28, 2016

The shortest bull in the world record is held by an Irish Dexter

The shortest bull in the world record is held by an Irish Dexter

The Guinness Book of Records has some great farming facts and records, including the tallest cow and shortest bull in the...

December 26, 2015

‘Ignoring the dry period could reduce herd productivity in 2016’

‘Ignoring the dry period could reduce herd productivity in 2016’

To ignore, or significantly shorten, the dry period could have a detrimental effect on the productivity of the herd in...

November 7, 2015