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Farm sector ‘will get to net zero’ – Gilliland
Barry Murphy
MSD Animal Health demonstrated how improving animal health can also reduce farm emissions at their conference on Thursday.
Tissue tagging will stay in NI
Progress with new BVD legislation and a livestock genetics programme in Northern Ireland has been painfully slow.
ROI moves towards BVD-free status
Industry representatives have been calling on DAERA to introduce a system which assigns a BVD status to individual herds.
Farmers have to see benefits of reaching BVD targets - IFA
Any failure to conclude the BVD programme in a satisfactory way for farmers will have long-term reputational damage for Animal Health Ireland (AHI), says the IFA.
27 May 2022 News
Ireland steps towards BVD-free status
The national BVD eradication plan has gained approval from Brussels.
25 May 2022 News
Farmer Writes: twins with a twist and a strange incident in the night
Taking part in the latest rollout of the DNA registration pilot programme lead to an unexpected twin twist on Tommy Moyles’ farm.
4 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: breeding season kicks off at Tullamore
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
22 April 2022 Breeding & health
Stop moving livestock after BVD outbreak
The latest figures show that 128 out of the 148 BVD-positive cattle disclosed in Northern Ireland during January were culled within five weeks.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
BVD closure key priority for new AHI chair
Recently appointed chair of Animal Health Ireland, James Lynch, speaks to Jack Kennedy about his priorities as he takes up the position.
23 March 2022 Breeding & health
NI news round-up: BVD herd restrictions and support for pig farmers
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
9 March 2022 News
Early testing points to lower BVD prevalence
There were 77 animals which recorded an initial positive or inconclusive result without a negative retest result compared to 158 calves for the corresponding period in 2021.
9 March 2022 Schemes
Beef Management: is it time to panic on fertiliser purchases?
The latest advice for fertiliser purchases, wet weather management and making sure vaccinations are in before breeding commences.
9 March 2022 News