Pig/Poultry

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

Avian influenza: 16 suspect cases reported in NI since January 4

Avian influenza: 16 suspect cases reported in NI since January 4

A further 16 suspected cases of avian influenza have been reported in Northern Ireland since January 4, as the Minister...

March 2, 2021

New research reveals 40% drop in UK pig farming carbon footprint

New research reveals 40% drop in UK pig farming carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of British pig farming has reduced by almost 40% over the last 20 years, according to a...

February 23, 2021

First confirmed cases of H5N8 avian influenza recorded in humans in Russia

First confirmed cases of H5N8 avian influenza recorded in humans in Russia

Russia has recorded the first confirmed transmission of the H5N8 avian influenza (bird flu) virus from bird to human. Seven...

February 23, 2021

Mullingar Agricultural Show cancels proceedings for 2021

Mullingar Agricultural Show cancels proceedings for 2021

The question on the minds of a lot of members of the agricultural show community has been ‘will agricultural shows...

February 19, 2021

Live exports of animals down 25% last year compared to 2019

Live exports of animals down 25% last year compared to 2019

Live exports of animals were down 25% last year compared to 2019, according to Minister of State at the Department...

February 17, 2021

Local avian influenza restrictions lifted around 2 outbreak farms in NI

Local avian influenza restrictions lifted around 2 outbreak farms in NI

Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons has announced that the local Surveillance Zones around the two commercial poultry farms where Highly Pathogenic...

February 11, 2021

£2 million Covid-19 support fund launched for NI hatching egg sector

£2 million Covid-19 support fund launched for NI hatching egg sector

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons has announced a financial support package worth up to £2 million for poultry farmers...

February 11, 2021

‘Double whammy’: Processors hit with export cost hikes of 40%

‘Double whammy’: Processors hit with export cost hikes of 40%

Meat processors and exporters are experiencing increases in export costs of up to 40% due to the loss of frictionless...

February 11, 2021