Dawn Meats takeover of Kildare Chilling notified to competition authority
Amy Forde
Two weeks ago, the Irish Farmers Journal revealed that Dawn Meats was poised to take over the Kildare processor.
6 February 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: calving 380 cows and playing rugby for Connacht
Shane Delahunt is calving 380 cows this spring. He says that changes to nitrates banding is a flawed system and plays rugby for Connacht.
6 February 2023 News
Landowners reminded to cut overgrown roadside hedges by RSA
Overgrown hedgerows can cause a road safety hazard that could potentially result in loss of life or serious injury, the RSA said.
Record number of work permits issued for farming sector in 2022
The country’s meat factories are big users of the work permit facility.
5 February 2023 News
Daily fines against State over Derrybrien wind farm cease
The State was being fined €15,000 per day over the Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway.
Further recall of chicken due to potential salmonella presence
This latest recall comes after eight poultry farms were found to have tested positive for salmonella earlier this week.
3 February 2023 Poultry
Milk production up marginally last year on 2021
Fat content rose from 4.75% in December 2021 to 4.85% in December 2022, the CSO figures show.
3 February 2023 News
‘Time to take the role of women farmers out of the shadows’
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue will host the National Dialogue on Women in Agriculture in Portlaoise this Wednesday.
1 February 2023 News
ICSA calls for commercial beef value of calves to be put on mart boards
There are significant variations in efficiency and cost effectiveness when it comes to finishing animals depending on their CBV, ICSA beef chair Edmund Graham said.
31 January 2023 News
Eight poultry flocks test positive for salmonella
All of the affected poultry flocks have been restricted by the Department of Agriculture.
30 January 2023 Poultry
New suckler scheme must not be unnecessarily bureaucratic – IFA
It is neither appropriate nor acceptable that suckler farmers will be forced to become Bord Bia quality assured in order to be eligible for the new suckler scheme, the IFA has said.
30 January 2023 News
Over 130,000ha of western blanket bog to be surveyed
Some 63,000ha of blanket bog and associated habitats are to be surveyed this year.