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Corncrakes begin to arrive in Ireland for breeding season
Amy Forde
Birds have been confirmed in Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Kerry so far.
26 April 2022 News
Poultry housing order to be lifted
There has been a housing order in place to reduce the spread of bird flu since November 2021.
25 March 2022 News
Farmers sought for €5.9m corncrake LIFE project
"The corncrake is a grassland bird of our grandparent’s generation, when farms were mixed and there was tillage, sheep, cattle and dairy in every parish."
18% of poultry farmers to exit sector
35% of the poultry farmers surveyed say they plan on reducing bird numbers to combat increases in farm input costs.
23 March 2022 News
Forests and biodiversity in Ireland
Robin Walter and Kate Harrington are to address forestry and biodiversity at the webinar on 10 March, writes Donal Magner.
2 March 2022 Forestry
Teagasc reminds farmers that hedge-cutting season is now closed
The absence of hedge-cutting from March to September allows birds to nest safely and without disturbance, says Teagasc.
1 March 2022 News
Hedge-cutting not allowed from 1 March
The month of March has a lot of different dates for cutting hedgerows and field margins which need to be adhered to.
25 February 2022 Climate and environment
This week in photos: quintuplet lambs and 1,000 birds produced a week
Our top farming photos from the past week include quintuplets lambs, farmers at Ennis Mart, an IFA protest which lasted through the night, Rings Farm organic farming and more.
20 February 2022 News
Want a new hobby? Why not try wildlife photography?
Award-winning 12-year-old wildlife photographer Rossa Bracken tells IFJ Junior readers about his love for his hobby and how it is easy to start taking your own pictures.
20 February 2022 Diversification
My Farming Week: Seán Ring, Rings Farm, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny
Organic poultry farmer Seán Ring produces 1,000 birds a week on his farm in Castlecomer.
16 February 2022 News
IFA to 'escalate protests' unless action is taken on price
Niamh Gunn and Tommy Moyles report from the IFA protests in Cork and Monaghan.
14 February 2022 News
How poultry farmers could potentially be exposed
The fully integrated poultry production model has served growers well, but if production is cut they become exposed.
20 January 2022 News