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Egg-static: new challenger for Ireland’s largest hen egg
Barry Murphy
It was a case of good feeding and excellent flock-man-ship from 12-year-old Charles Nolan, with hen Coffee a new contender for producing Ireland’s largest hen egg.
My Farming Week: Declan O’Flynn, Strawhall Farm, Fermoy, Co Cork
20 September 2023 Poultry
My Farming Week: Declan O’Flynn, Strawhall Farm, Fermoy, Co Cork
Egg producers Declan and Ann O'Flynn farm 44,000 hens outside Fermoy, Co Cork.
Egg producers still looking for 2c/egg price increase
6 September 2023 Poultry
Egg producers still looking for 2c/egg price increase
Some egg producers continue to question their future in the business as the prices they receive for eggs continue to make it difficult to derive a stable income.
Italian shed fire kills 20,000 hens
Firefighters in Italy rushed to the scene of a fire where thousands of laying hens perished.
12 August 2023 News
Mink attacks leave Cork poultry farmer at €15,000 loss
A Cork egg producer has been left without a flock after minks slaughtered them over several nights.
5 July 2023 Poultry
Jumbo eggs for young hen keepers
A teenage Wicklow egg producer said his egg could be one of the biggest Ireland has ever seen.
7 June 2023 Poultry
Poultry welfare proposals could ‘quadruple’ chicken costs – IFA
Costs would surge if poultry stocking rates are dropped and low limits set for broiler growth rates, Sweetnam said.
19 May 2023 News
Two UK poultry workers test positive for bird flu
The poultry farm workers have since tested negative and had no bird flu symptoms.
16 May 2023 Poultry
Irish poultry units H5N1-free since November
Cases of pathogenic H5N1 are still being reported in Ireland’s wild bird populations.
3 May 2023 News
Biosecurity lessons learned from UK bird flu outbreak
A poultry farmer meeting heard that unit biosecurity and hygiene measures are essential in safeguarding flocks from pathogenic strains of bird flu.
3 May 2023 Poultry
New challenger for Ireland’s largest egg
A Limerick teen is convinced his egg is the largest to ever be laid in Ireland.
25 April 2023 Poultry
Strict new EU rules proposed for poultry farms
The EFSA has recommended sweeping changes to way that broilers and eggs are produced across the EU.
19 April 2023 News