ACRES balancing payments to start in June
Rachel Donovan
Any balancing ACRES payments will be paid in regular payments throughout the month of June, according to Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
22 May 2024 Schemes
€25m breeding waders EIP launched
The project aims to secure existing wader populations at key sites, and to support population recovery through wider landscape management and policy development.
8 May 2024 News
Detection dog to find invasive ferrets on Rathlin Island
Woody the detection dog has landed on Rathlin Island on a mission to sniff out ferrets, which have wreaked havoc on internationally important seabirds.
Tracker shows cuckoo's 9,000km journey before landing in Kerry
Cuach KP, along with two other Irish cuckoos, was tagged in Killarney National Park in May 2023. He is the first to successfully make the 9,000km journey home for the summer months.
2 May 2024 News
Moy Park increases payment to growers
On a typical broiler unit with 40,000 birds and seven crops per year, the higher stocking density pay rise equates to over £11,000.
More growers leave Moy Park for eggs
Before eggs packers started recruiting existing poultry units, Moy Park had firm control over its supply chain.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Teagasc to host layer conference
Teagasc will host a Knowledge Transfer event for the egg industry on 25 April in Cootehill, Cavan.
17 April 2024 News
Farmer Writes: spring emerging into action
Karen McCabe remembers when the first slatted shed was built on her farm, and even though the previous generations were hardy, she reckons even they would be fed up of the weather by now.
10 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Hen harrier numbers fall in Northern Ireland
There has been a 26% drop in the number of hen harriers recorded in Northern Ireland since 2016, which has been blamed on loss of habitats.
9 April 2024 News
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Joined-up thinking on a fragmented holding in Co Antrim
David McBride blurs the false line between farmer and ‘environmentalist’, his love of farming and focus on profit resting easily with a lifelong interest in ornithology, writes Brendan Dunford.
20 March 2024 Footprint Farmers
Appeal for information after white-tailed sea eagle shot dead
The National Parks and Wildlife Service has deplored the killing of a white-tailed eagle in Co Roscommon and has appealed to the public for information.
15 March 2024 News