Herd Health

Have you completed your herd health plan yet?

Have you completed your herd health plan yet?

A herd health plan should be in place on all livestock farms. A healthy animal is more productive and no...

January 6, 2022

Kildare company launches world’s first automated mineral dosing system

Kildare company launches world’s first automated mineral dosing system

Kildare-based company, Terra NutriTech has launched what it says is the world’s first mobile automated mineral dosing system for herds...

October 1, 2021

Antibiotic usage: What to expect in the 2022 regulatory changes

Antibiotic usage: What to expect in the 2022 regulatory changes

During the recent AHV (Animal Health Vision) webinar on the 2022 changes to the EU legislation, Robert Flahive, a vet...

May 31, 2021

Vaccinations: Best practice for handling, administration and storage

Vaccinations: Best practice for handling, administration and storage

Prevention is better than cure – vaccinations offer farmers a way of reducing the possibility of diseases affecting their herds....

May 8, 2021

Was your dosing strategy effective?

Was your dosing strategy effective?

As we pass the mid-way point of housing, it is time to see if your work in dosing for fluke...

January 15, 2021

Providing the correct minerals to suckler cows pre-calving

Providing the correct minerals to suckler cows pre-calving

Finding the correct balance in providing mineral supplementation for suckler cows can sometimes be a tricky task. Coming up to...

January 7, 2021

Vaccinating against scour in suckler herds

Vaccinating against scour in suckler herds

With spring time on the horizon, it is time for the suckler farmer to start thinking of cows calving down...

January 4, 2021

Dairy farmers: Here is your complete winter housing checklist…

Dairy farmers: Here is your complete winter housing checklist…

With the end of the grazing season fast approaching, it is time for dairy farmers to begin getting prepared for...

October 19, 2019

What is best practice when it comes to injecting my cattle?

What is best practice when it comes to injecting my cattle?

Over the course of an animal’s life, they will require many vaccinations and treatments. Whether treating cattle with specific medicines for...

November 17, 2018

What can a pre-breeding scan tell you about your herd?

What can a pre-breeding scan tell you about your herd?

Calving may be in full swing on many dairy farms, but the breeding season is only a matter of weeks...

March 19, 2018

Is your herd suffering from one of the most common causes of abortion?

Is your herd suffering from one of the most common causes of abortion?

Neospora caninum is one of the most common causes of abortion in cattle in Ireland, according to the Department of...

July 1, 2017

More online tools available for beef farmers to monitor herd health

More online tools available for beef farmers to monitor herd health

More online tools are now available for farmers to search and analyse information at herd health level, as part of...

February 1, 2017

Managing herd health on a 1,200 head finishing unit

Managing herd health on a 1,200 head finishing unit

Glen South Farm finishes 1,200 cattle on an annual basis and since its formation herd health has played a key role...

November 25, 2016

Expansion can challange herd health which can ‘make or break a farm’

Expansion can challange herd health which can ‘make or break a farm’

The health of a herd will be challenged during expansion which can either make or break the farm. Smooth expansion...

October 1, 2015

Effective beef production up for discussion at Gain information evening

Effective beef production up for discussion at Gain information evening

Effective nutrition, proper animal health and possible finishing practices will all be discussed at an upcoming Gain information evening on...

August 29, 2015

Dairy expansion from within is much safer than going to the market says top vet

Dairy expansion from within is much safer than going to the market says top vet

Poor animal health will wreck all the planning which has gone before it, Co. Meath-based veterinary surgeon Frank O’Sullivan told...

August 27, 2015

How to reduce the spread of infection in cattle on your farm

How to reduce the spread of infection in cattle on your farm

There are two main sources of infection on your farm; infected animals and contaminated environment, equipment and visitors, Animal Health Ireland...

August 17, 2015

Three ways to assess the herd health of your cattle

Three ways to assess the herd health of your cattle

Do you know which infectious diseases are in your herd, and how many animals have been infected? According to Animal...

August 16, 2015