The use of antibiotics in Irish livestock is among the lowest in Europe, putting Irish agriculture in a good position to deal with EU legislation on potential restrictions on antibiotic use in food animals due to be introduced over the next three years. That's according to vet, Fergal Morris, who addressed an MSD animal health conference in Dublin today (May 25).
Farming is the occupation with the highest risk of fatalities in Ireland, with a rate nearly 10 times the average across occupations between 2009 and 2015. A new report titled Risk taking and accidents on Irish farms, highlight the significance of getting help with difficult jobs and checking machinery in reducing the risk of accidents in farming.
The National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena Awards have opened for applications and companies are invited to showcase their products and innovations at the heart of the National Ploughing Association (NPA) Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships taking place in Co. Offaly this September.