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CAP effects ‘not significant’ on animal welfare – EU study
Noel Bardon
Outdoor production systems favour animal welfare and allow animals to express their natural behaviours, a European Commission study has found.
Bridging the divide between town and country
A new book by a BBC journalist looks at the disconnect between urban and rural dwellers. Peter McCann reports.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Lessons to be learned from Bronckaers case
Reputations have been trashed and our whole animal traceability system questioned on the back of this case.
Context required in Bronckaers v DAERA case
Dr Bronckaers was a whistleblower who raised various issues of concern related to NI marts.
21 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Details sought from Commission on new suckler and sheep schemes
The European Commission has asked for further details to be provided on proposed schemes and targets contained in the CAP strategic plan.
18 April 2022 News
Just seven non-compliances found in almost 200 calf inspections
The Department ramped up targeted dairy calf inspections around calving time to monitor compliance with animal welfare regulations in 2020.
13 April 2022 News
Ukrainian farmers ask Europe for seed and medicine
Ukraine’s farmers have issued a plea to Europe to provide quantities of seed and veterinary medicines to ensure sufficient planting and the welfare of their animals.
9 April 2022 News
DAERA shoot cattle on Co Armagh farm
The incident took place in the Crossmaglen area towards the end of March.
6 April 2022 News
Beef finisher disputes DAERA evidence in court
The third day of evidence in a case involving issues with cattle identification and movement heard the case for the defence.
30 March 2022 News
Northern Ireland TB eradication strategy gets approval
A new strategy for tackling bovine TB in Northern Ireland has been approved by minister of agriculture Edwin Poots.
24 March 2022 News
Beef Management: fertiliser application advice, scour prevention and pain relief
Adam Woods has the latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's beef management notes.
23 March 2022 News
Farmers left stranded on Dursey Island as lambing starts
A Dursey Island sheep farmer says he is going to lose stock due to his inability to access the island by cable car.
21 March 2022 News