Pig/Poultry

Farmers to Market outlines sustainability goals under Origin Green

Farmers to Market outlines sustainability goals under Origin Green

Cavan free-range chicken producer Farmers to Market have received double verification as a member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green programme....

July 20, 2021

France to ban the crushing and gassing of male chicks from 2022

France to ban the crushing and gassing of male chicks from 2022

The French Agriculture Minister, Julien Denormandie, has announced that the killing of male chicks by methods of crushing or gassing...

July 19, 2021

Public-private partnership required to help control African swine fever

Public-private partnership required to help control African swine fever

A public-private partnership approach to help control the spread of African swine fever (ASF) has commenced, coinciding with a recent...

July 14, 2021

Agriculture minister to meet sector representatives nationwide

Agriculture minister to meet sector representatives nationwide

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has begun a nationwide sectoral dialogue this week.  The minister will...

July 8, 2021

What is the EU outlook for agri markets in 2021?

What is the EU outlook for agri markets in 2021?

EU beef and poultry production is expected to fall this year – but there is good news on the price...

July 7, 2021

Marks and Spencer becomes first major retailer to commit to selling only slower-reared chicken

Marks and Spencer becomes first major retailer to commit to selling only slower-reared chicken

Marks and Spencer will be the first major retailer to sell only slower-reared, higher welfare chicken across its full range...

July 6, 2021

Better biosecurity required on pig farms to cope with new veterinary medicines rules

Better biosecurity required on pig farms to cope with new veterinary medicines rules

While the standard of external biosecurity is very high on Irish pig farms, internal biosecurity i.e. the ability to break...

July 4, 2021

Poots: Trespassing incident on Armagh poultry farm was ‘highly irresponsible’

Poots: Trespassing incident on Armagh poultry farm was ‘highly irresponsible’

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has condemned a trespassing incident on a poultry farm in Co. Armagh earlier today (July 2)...

July 2, 2021

Animal rights activists target Armagh poultry farm

Animal rights activists target Armagh poultry farm

A group of animal rights extremists have forced entry into a poultry farm in Moira, Co. Armagh. The group known...

July 2, 2021

CAP will incentivise upgrading of  animal-friendly facilities to achieve caged-farming ban

CAP will incentivise upgrading of animal-friendly facilities to achieve caged-farming ban

The European Commission has pledged to table a legislative proposal by the end of 2023, to prohibit – on a...

June 30, 2021

Ireland has huge potential to improve animal welfare – UCD chair

Ireland has huge potential to improve animal welfare – UCD chair

The first-ever chair of animal welfare and veterinary ethics at University College Dublin’s (UCD) School of Veterinary Medicine was appointed...

June 18, 2021

Online slurry movement recording system ‘premature’

Online slurry movement recording system ‘premature’

The launch of an online system for recording slurry movement is ‘premature’ according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The...

June 17, 2021

Pig processor apologises at WRC after employee felt ‘pressurised’ to return to work

Pig processor apologises at WRC after employee felt ‘pressurised’ to return to work

By Gordon Deegan One of the largest pig processors and producers in the country, employing 1,200 workers, had an absence...

June 16, 2021

EU and US suspend aircraft dispute tariffs on dairy and pork for 5 years

EU and US suspend aircraft dispute tariffs on dairy and pork for 5 years

The EU and the US have agreed to suspend the application of harmful tariffs worth US $11.5 billion (€9.5 billion)...

June 15, 2021

Department unlikely to take direct action over ILT outbreaks

Department unlikely to take direct action over ILT outbreaks

The department is unlikely to take direct action, such as introducing culls or flock restrictions, over a recent spate of...

June 15, 2021

Manor Farm suppliers ‘vote no confidence in CEO’

Manor Farm suppliers ‘vote no confidence in CEO’

Suppliers of poultry to Manor Farm have voted ‘no confidence’ in the business’ CEO Ado Carton, according to the Irish...

June 14, 2021

UK pig industry posts further reductions in antibiotic use

UK pig industry posts further reductions in antibiotic use

New figures show the amount of antibiotic prescribed to treat pigs on UK farms in 2020 fell by 5%, bringing...

June 10, 2021

MEP’s support for caged-farming ban is conditional

MEP’s support for caged-farming ban is conditional

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus’s support for a phased caged-farming ban across Europe is conditional, based on: the completion of...

June 10, 2021