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Northern Ireland
Bowler egg producers at breaking point
David Wright
Farmers in NI who supply Derby-based Bowler Eggs have highlighted major concerns about the immediate future for their businesses.
18 September 2022 Schemes
Plans for greater scrutiny of biodiversity actions under CAP
By 2027, measures for biodiversity implemented under the CAP are to be monitored for their impact and efficacy.
16 September 2022 News
Department introduces precautionary bird flu measures
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been circulating in wild birds around the country since July.
Bird flu threat looms as wild bird cases spiral
Bird flu is “spiralling in seabirds everywhere” warned IFA poultry chair Nigel Sweetman.
15 September 2022 Poultry
My Farming Week: Aaron Myles, Legaltan, Ballyshannon, Donegal
Donegal farmer Aaron Myles and family have added ducks to their mixed farm enterprise with the aim of diversifying farm income. They rear over 140,000 ducks a year.
14 September 2022 Poultry
Department praises farmers as corncrake numbers rise 5% on 2021
Almost 200 calling male corncrakes were recorded in Ireland this year, with farmers praised for taking part in a number of schemes to increase numbers of the bird.
12 September 2022 Climate and environment
How will ACRES work for tillage farmers?
The new ACRES schemes offer many options designed for tillage farmers but will they be taken up?
7 September 2022 Husbandry
Bird flu case identified on farm in Wales
The presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed at a premises in Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales.
6 September 2022 News
Giving a dig out to the barn owl – the farmer's friend
The barn owl is now on the red list of endangered native bird species, with the number of breeding pairs thought to be in the region of 1,200 to 1,500.
10 August 2022 News
My Farming Week: Daniel Hawthorne, Doohat, Newbliss, Co Monaghan
Former FBD Young Farmer of the Year Daniel Hawthorne discusses the impact of rising input costs on his poultry system in Co Monaghan.
10 August 2022 Poultry
Taoiseach releases white-tailed eagle chicks in Kerry
The latest effort to re-establish the native white-tailed eagle in Ireland will see 16 chicks released across Munster over the coming weeks.
5 August 2022 News
ACRES: the measures which farmers will be paid for
Darren Carty takes a look at some of the measures farmers will be required to carry out under the new ACRES. Payment rates under the scheme are expected to be published soon.
3 August 2022 Schemes