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Season long parasite control in cattle

Season long parasite control in cattle

Given the variability of the weather, it is hard to predict the parasite challenge from one year to the next. One thing for sure is that the most cost efficient way to grow animals is off grass and not attempt to catch up over winter when feed costs have to be taken into account.

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Cormac McKervey, Ulster Bank discussing investment with a Co Down Business Development Group on John Coulter's farm Dromara

Co Down BDG plan to invest

A Co Down Business Development Group (BDG), led by CAFRE Dairying Adviser Judith McCord, recently held a meeting on finance and planning on the farm of John Coulter, Dromara.

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Last chance to attend soil analysis training

Last chance to attend soil analysis training

If you are one of the 600 farmers in the Colebrooke and Strule Soil Testing and Training Initiative who have been receiving free soil sampling and analysis reports, co-ordinated by AFBI, and have not already taken up the offer of training, now is the time to attend before it is too late!

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A good milk supply

Every fortnight people from a farming background, or who have a heart for the countryside, offer a personal reflection on faith and rural life. They hope that you will be encouraged by it.

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Beef Feedlot in Iowa, USA

Can nutrition increase cattle health and help prevent antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the antibiotics that normally kill them. This is a major issue for human and animal health as there is a possibility that antibiotic resistance in food producing animals could transfer to people. As there is a risk that antibiotic resistance could develop anytime we use antibiotics, there is a need to reduce the use of antibiotics in cattle.

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‘Sperrins fencing scheme not enough’

‘Sperrins fencing scheme not enough’

Following correspondence from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) concerning flooding in the Glenelly Valley, SDLP Representative Steven Edwards (pictured) says fencing work is simply not enough to revert the damage caused to local farmers and businesses in the area.

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