Northern Ireland
Tissue tagging will stay in NI
Peter McCann
Progress with new BVD legislation and a livestock genetics programme in Northern Ireland has been painfully slow.
7 June 2022 Pedigree
Bellingham dispersal sees top of €7,400 for Charolais cow
The Bellingham herd of the late Brian McKiernan was dispersed in Carnaross Mart recently.
5 June 2022 News
Inform your decision on gene editing at Cork event
UCC will host an event where farmers, consumers and researchers can come together to discuss new genomic techniques ahead of submitting to the EU consultation on the matter.
Virginia young handlers' workshop
Virginia Show, along with a number of breed societies, are running a young stockperson training day and handlers' workshop on Sunday 29 May at Virginia Show Centre at 2pm.
18 May 2022 Pedigree
Drumcorn Angus looks to take home the honours at Balmoral
Drumcorn Angus have been an ever present at Balmoral show since 1993 and owners John and Ann Henning give an update on this year's show preparations. Kieran Mailey reports.
Dovea launches triple semen straws
The straws contain semen from three different bulls of the same breed.
4 May 2022 News
Clonpaddin G Fame Et takes championship at Emerald Expo
Niamh Gunn reports from the annual Emerald Expo in Virginia showgrounds last Saturday.
27 April 2022 Pedigree
Striking the balance with dairy beef sire selection
As the dairy herd stabilises and with greater use of sexed semen, there are opportunities to breed better quality beef calves on dairy farms this year. Declan Marren reports.
27 April 2022 Breeding & health
Farmer Writes: improving herd genetics a passion of mine
Thomas Duffy is a dairy farmer milking 100 cows on mixed ground from Virginia in east Cavan. He farms in partnership with his parents Ned and Kathleen and sister Kaye.
25 April 2022 Farmer Writes
What’s on in the pedigree world this week?
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s on in the pedigree world this week.
13 April 2022 News
Big payback on breeding effort
Aidan Brennan previews what farmers can expect from this weeks' Focus on breeding.
13 April 2022 Breeding
Watch: calf rearing update from Thrive demo farm
With all calves for 2022 now on farm, Declan Marren provides an update on calf rearing on the Thrive demonstration farm.
13 April 2022 Grass & feeding