Northern Ireland
Complications with bird flu vaccine rollout
Peter McCann
Vaccinating for bird flu could have implications for international trade as it is unclear how it would affect the UK’s official avian influenza disease status.
30 November 2022 News
Over 80% of farmers made lifestyle changes to improve heart health - study
The 'Farmers Have Hearts' programme aims to reduce farmers' risk of heart disease.
24 November 2022 Poultry
‘Extremely’ stressful time for poultry farmers - IFA
The IFA poultry chair has appealed to “act responsibly in their pricing policy” at time when farmers are experiencing an ongoing bird flu risk.
Mountain cattle up for the jab
A TB vaccine programme may be considered for the cattle grazing the Wicklow uplands but it’ll mean they won’t end up in beef.
23 November 2022 News
Sheep scab undetected in flocks, study finds
Scab is a highly contagious disease in sheep which is caused by a mite and can lead to itching, wool loss, reduced animal performance and welfare issues.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: disappointing autumn weather
I’m not keen on insecticides, beneficials and other little fellows inevitably suffer, writes Gerald Potterton.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Tillage conference goes live again in January
Next year's national tillage conference will be a hybrid event with the physical meeting back in the Lyrath in Kilkenny.
16 November 2022 News
Weather and proximity leaving border's poultry sector exposed to flu
Poultry farmers have been urged to double down on biosecurity measures in light of a H5N1 case confirmation in Co Monaghan.
14 November 2022 Poultry
No new bird flu cases since 26 October
The latest update on bird flu from the Department of Agriculture.
9 November 2022 News
Europe cuts funding for Irish TB eradication
The Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee has highlighted that bovine TB incidence rates rose in Ireland at a time when spending on eradication also increased.
8 November 2022 News
Pig keepers ‘dumping’ pigs in woods
Some people who went about breeding their own pigs for the freezer during the Covid-19 pandemic are now dumping their animals in woods and on farmland, says an animal rescue.
8 November 2022 Pigs
Poultry housing order issued as bird flu threat remains
All poultry must be housed from 7 November under a Department-ordered precaution against bird flu.
2 November 2022 News