Pig/Poultry

Call for review of existing supports for poultry farmers affected by bird flu outbreaks

Call for review of existing supports for poultry farmers affected by bird flu outbreaks

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has called on the Minister for Agriculture to review existing supports for poultry...

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Cull sow support fund expected to open for applications within weeks

Cull sow support fund expected to open for applications within weeks

Applications for a £2 million Covid-19 financial support package for cull sows are likely to open within the next few...

April 13, 2021

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

There are plans to have all farms and seafood operators in quality assurance (QA) schemes under the 2030 Agri-Food Strategy,...

April 12, 2021

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

The new Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 – the successor to Food Wise 2025 – will see an increased focus on...

April 8, 2021

Department to lift poultry housing requirement later this week

Department to lift poultry housing requirement later this week

The legal requirement to confine/house poultry and other birds as a precautionary measure against Avian Influenza (bird flu) will be...

April 6, 2021

EU agricultural sector prospects ‘favourable’ – commission

EU agricultural sector prospects ‘favourable’ – commission

Prospects for the EU agricultural sector are “favourable” after showing resilience against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, according to the...

March 31, 2021

Chickens ‘disposed of’ due to unauthorised antibiotic concerns

Chickens ‘disposed of’ due to unauthorised antibiotic concerns

Carton Bros, the company that produces the Manor Farm chicken brand, has said that a number of birds were “disposed...

March 29, 2021

New bird flu cases in Britain as Housing Order set to end

New bird flu cases in Britain as Housing Order set to end

Cases of H5N8 avian influenza have been detected in broiler chickens at a commercial premises near Uttoxeter, east Staffordshire, England,...

March 29, 2021

Department to host webinar for vets on regulation changes

Department to host webinar for vets on regulation changes

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will host a webinar next week for vets, on the issue of...

March 24, 2021

TD warns ‘big guy will always be the winner’ under vet medicine rule changes

TD warns ‘big guy will always be the winner’ under vet medicine rule changes

A TD has warned that “the big guy will always be the winner” under the changes to veterinary medicine regulations...

March 24, 2021

‘People need to wake-up to consequences’ of climate bill – TD

‘People need to wake-up to consequences’ of climate bill – TD

Following the emergence of details around the revised Climate Action Bill 2021 today (Tuesday, March 23), one TD has said...

March 23, 2021

Calls for veterinary medicine rules to be aligned north and south

Calls for veterinary medicine rules to be aligned north and south

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to ensure that rules on the prescription...

March 23, 2021

Government urged to ‘study’ French law on production costs

Government urged to ‘study’ French law on production costs

The government is being urged to “study” a proposed French law that, if passed, would force buyers of agri-food produce...

March 18, 2021

£4 million Covid support fund opens for NI pig and poultry farmers

£4 million Covid support fund opens for NI pig and poultry farmers

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced the opening of a £4 million Covid-19 Support Scheme for eligible pig...

March 12, 2021

Delay on UK import controls ‘a boost for agri-food’ – IFA

Delay on UK import controls ‘a boost for agri-food’ – IFA

The decision by the UK government to delay by six months the introduction of new import controls has been described...

March 11, 2021

Lifting of tariffs on €422 million worth of Irish agri-food exports lauded

Lifting of tariffs on €422 million worth of Irish agri-food exports lauded

The decision by the EU and US to suspend tariffs relating to the Boeing-Airbus dispute is “welcome news for Irish...

March 8, 2021

Agri-sector ‘in a far less hostile trade environment’ after suspension of US tariffs

Agri-sector ‘in a far less hostile trade environment’ after suspension of US tariffs

The Irish agri-sector is “in a far less hostile trade environment” following the suspension of US tariffs announced last Friday...

March 8, 2021

Danish Pig Genetics develops genomic evaluation system for breeding

Danish Pig Genetics develops genomic evaluation system for breeding

Danish Pig Genetics (DG) has expanded its international presence through international collaboration with expertise from the science and technology company...

March 4, 2021