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New mart rule over sellers’ failure to announce dose details until after sales

A livestock mart in Northern Ireland has issued a statement in light of some sellers’ failure to announce details relating to the administration of doses to livestock at the point of sale.

A spokesperson for Crossmaglen Livestock Sales, Co Down, explained that a new strategy regarding the declaration of animal dosages is the result of a number of incidents of this nature in recent weeks.

Doses

In a statement, a spokesperson said:

“There have been a couple of incidents recently where farmers are selling stock that have been dosed in the previous weeks, that has not been announced until after the sale.”

“Any animal has been dosed within the previous two months it must be notified to management before the sale.”

“They must have the name of the dosing and withdrawal period. They must have the exact date the dose was administered.”

“If this is not presented, the farmer will need to take back the animal(s) at their own cost and pay any expenses accrued,” the spokesperson concluded.

Tractor incident in Dublin

An Garda Síochána attended the scene of a single-vehicle incident involving a tractor in recent days.

The incident occurred on the bridge over the N2 in Dublin on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí attended the scene of a single-vehicle incident involving a tractor on the R121, Ward Road, Finglas shortly before 5 pm on July 7th, 2022. No one was injured.”

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‘Farm accidents causing serious injury occur at a high level of 2,800/year’

More awareness of health promotion practices is needed among the farming community.

That was one of the key messages John McNamara, Francis Bligh, and MJ Kelly of Teagasc conveyed at its Beef Open Day in Grange earlier this week.

Farm safety was one of several subjects the state agency focused on at its national open day on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.

Attendees were told that farming is one of the most dangerous work sectors in Ireland.

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