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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Livestock

All time
# worrying
Farmers 'losing patience' over sheep deaths from dog attacks
The Irish Farmers Association wants to see controls implemented to tackle “irresponsible dog ownership”.
Opinion: Vulnerable unweaned calves need protection in our export trade
Animal welfare campaigner Caroline Rowley outlines why she is challenging the State’s enforcement of EU law to protect farm animals exported abroad.
# Garda Appeal
Gardaí issue warning after nearly 50 reports of dogs attacking livestock since March
In total, 47 incidents were reported between 1 March and 29 June.
# Coronavirus
'It's like the stock exchange closing': Farmers at a loss to sell their cattle as marts close for several weeks
The Department of Agriculture is currently in discussions with farmers around potential measures to support them.
# geological survey
Low-flying plane carrying out surveying mission across countryside resumes flights
Due to the low-flying nature of the plane, concerned livestock owners are being asked to contact Tellus.
# Farm accidents
'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety
Brendan McLoughlin told his story as the HSA launched its farm safety inspection campaign.
# Snow
A freak blizzard killed thousands of cows in Texas
The brutal winter storm dumped heavy snow on the northern part of Texas on 26 December.
# Westmeath
Man arrested after dozens of cow and sheep stolen
75 cattle and 25 sheep were taken during the robbery.
# appeal
€10,000 reward for information about 75 stolen cattle and 25 sheep
Gardai are investigating and it’s believed two trucks may have been involved.
# appeal
Gardaí are looking for your help in finding 75 stolen cattle and 25 sheep
The animals were stolen from a field in Westmeath this week.
# Baaad news
Man arrested for stealing sheep, goats, lambs and a ram
He will appear in court today.
# rustling
Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers
The gardaí said there are three organised criminal gangs involved in the “rustling” of cattle.
# Mooving Stock
Here's how a new app could solve the beef crisis for farmers
The Beef Pricewatch App will allow farmers to track factory prices.
# Farming
Tired of the traditional mart? A new website allows livestock to be auctioned online has already sold as much as €500,000 worth of livestock since it was launched in the United Kingdom.
# Meaty Deal
Where's the beef? Lebanon, actually*
*Along with sheepmeat and cooked meats.
# Bord Bia
Value of Irish food and drink exports nearly €10 billion in 2013
Exports for dairy products and ingredients brought in the most money, followed by beef exports.
# Farming
Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft
Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.
Calves are being "stolen to order" in border counties
An increase in livestock thefts has been reported in Cavan and Monaghan recently.
# Virus
Deadly MERS virus may be spread by camels
New research has found antibodies in blood samples taken from camels in a number of different locations in Oman.
# food shortage
Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers
The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.
# more fodder
Coveney extends fodder scheme: 'No animals should die of starvation'
The Minister also intervened with the banks and requested they provide more credit to farmers in need.
# Farmers
FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue
Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that farmers are now paying up to €80 for a bale of silage and have been “dramatically let down.”
# farm safety
Farmers' association urges caution as busy farms signal rise in accidents
Last year, 21 people died in farm related incidents, mainly injured by equipment and livestock.
# Microchipping
Sheep farmers call for microchipping of dogs following ‘distressing attacks’
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says there have been a number of attacks on sheep in recent weeks.
# Health
Two die from swine flu in China
A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.
# Virus
Farmers urge 'biosecurity' over fears UK livestock virus could reach Ireland
The Schmallenberg virus causing miscarriages in sheep and cattle herds has now been found on 74 English farms.
# not for christmas
Christmas present dogs 'a worry for sheep farmers'
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has warned of dangers of roaming dogs – especially when they are given to “irresponsible” owners at Christmas.
# Environment
Methane released by livestock could be reduced by new diet
Researchers believe that tweaks to the diet of livestock could significantly reduce the levels of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.