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McConalogue suspends operations at horse abattoir
Anne O'Donoghue
The Co Kildare slaughter plant is also subject to a legal notice detaining all carcases that presented for slaughter in the past week.
13 June 2024 News
Sinn Féin calls on Department to take control of horse abattoir
The Department must take over the running of the only horse abattoir in the country after the activities broadcast by RTÉ Investigates on Wednesday, according to Sinn Féin’s Claire Kerrane.
13 June 2024 News
Investigations into horse welfare at slaughter after RTÉ programme
Footage shown in an RTÉ Investigates programme on horse slaughter is being treated ‘extremely seriously’ by Minister McConalogue.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Global pig numbers ramping up as EU production falls
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) pig chair Roy Gallie to get an overview of the current climate in the sector.
5 June 2024 News
ICOS calls on MEP candidates to prioritise ‘chronic shortage’ of young farmers
All institutions in the EU should include farmers and co-operatives in the consultation process relating to files which have a direct impact on farms, ICOS has said.
29 May 2024 News
105 dairy farmers defy Bord Bia calf slaughter rules
There has been a 40% reduction in the number of calves slaughtered this year compared to 2023, with close to 19,000 culled so far this year.
22 May 2024 News
Separate slurry ceiling needs to be confirmed
A separate ceiling for slurry storage would go a long way towards increasing storage and improving farm developments, while all the while protecting our watercourses.
22 May 2024 Slurry
ICOS calls on MEP candidates to prioritise ‘chronic shortage’ of young farmers
All institutions in the EU should include farmers and co-operatives in the consultation process relating to files which have a direct impact on farms, ICOS has said.
20 May 2024 News
Beyond Meat reflects category's problems
Consumers remain unattracted by either plant or laboratory-based fake meat products, but no room for farmer or industry complacency.
15 May 2024 News
Young dairy farmers can travel to New Zealand with new FRS scheme
New Zealand Dairy Careers and FRS have announced a work exchange scheme for young dairy farmers.
8 May 2024 News
70% slurry storage grant in the pipework but no mention of separate TAMS ceiling
While the European commission has given approval for a 70% storage grant, uptake will likely be low, show surveys and analysis. Martin Merrick and Siobhan Walsh report.
24 April 2024 Infrastructure