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  Event Time: Wednesday 30 August 2017 @ 11am Venue: on the farm of James McMahon, Faltagh, Swanscross, Co.Monaghan Speakers will include Moorepark/Johnstown Castle researchers : Pat Tuohy Owen Fenton James O’Loughlin David Wall Demonstrations based on site investigation, drainage design & costing

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GUEST CONTIBUTOR Hazel Sheridan, Medicines Division, Department of Food and the Marine, Backweston, Co.Kildare What is AMR? Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, is a term used to describe a situation where a medicine that used to work, no longer works. The most common form of AMR is resistance by bacteria to antibiotics. However, there are other…

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Don’t ignore a summer SCC rise! Is your bulk tank somatic cell count (SCC) starting to creep up slightly? If so, don’t ignore it! It is likely to be because the number of infected quarters in your herd is starting to increase a little, which in turn can lead to more infected quarters, and so…

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AFBI Dairy Farm Walks 12- 14 September 2017 The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) will host a series of three farm walks from the 12th to 14th September in Banbridge, Enniskillen and Newtownstewart. These ‘must attend’ events will demonstrate how adopting the latest research results can improve the profitability of your farm. Registration Everyone who…

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Pictured is Dean O’Neill, LacPatrick Farm Quality Advisor, presenting an award to a young handler. On Monday, the 7th of August, the Castleblayney Show attracted an attendance of approximately 10,000 visitors from the local, national and international areas. Agriculture is the shows main focus but this has broadened over the past years and the recent…

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