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Beef
ICSA refuses to back new TB testing requirements
Barry Murphy
ICSA animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell has called on Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to clarify who will pay for additional TB testing requirements.
29 November 2022 News
Badgers living with worms more likely to have TB - study
Badgers living with a lot of worms are more likely to catch TB, Professor Nicola Marples from Trinity College Dublin has said.
26 November 2022 Management
Five tips for fluke drenching cattle
When treating cattle for fluke, outlined are a few things to consider for effective parasite control.
Liver fluke forecast identifies high risk of disease in west and northwest
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
25 November 2022 Management
Vets get TB testing pay increase
The money vets receive from the Department for TB testing cattle has risen, with back payments on the way for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
25 November 2022 News
Vets of the future get hands-on through play
From breech births to C-sections, children got a chance to play at being hands-on vets at the Ploughing this year, thanks to an inspired idea from the Veterinary Council of Ireland, writes Maria Moynihan.
23 November 2022 Animal Health
Dairy Management: dosing cows, grass supply and spending money
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the main parasites farmers need to be looking out for when planning dosing strategies this winter.
23 November 2022 Management
Fodder Scheme Deadline, Grazing Kale and vermin control
This week's Beef Management looks at grazing kale, controlling vermin around yards and tips on grazing kale.
23 November 2022 Management
Delay in new medicines regime
The new regime was due to come into force from December 1 but was stalled by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture.
23 November 2022 News
Bird flu confirmed in second turkey flock in Monaghan
Stringent biosecurity remains key to protecting poultry and captive bird flocks from disease, the Department has said.
22 November 2022 Poultry
Feeding cows this winter - how much will it cost?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the costs involved in feeding dry cows this winter period.
19 November 2022 Management
Investigating causes of sheep scratching not related to external parasites
In recent years some farmers, vets and manufacturers of antiparasitic veterinary products have raised issues which have later been diagnosed as fungal or bacterial skin infections.
19 November 2022 Breeding & health