Sheep Management: the value of an early diagnosis
Darren Carty
Farmers attending this week's Teagasc lowland sheep conferences were told that the damage caused by a disease breakdown can be limited by making an early diagnosis.
24 January 2024 News
Plans for six carcase collection points
Farmers could soon have easier access to RVL testing and diagnosis services, with plans to establish a network of carcase collection points.
20 December 2023 News
Fallen animal collections resume after two weeks
It is understood that, in some cases, knackeries were facing price hikes of 60% from rendering companies, which they were reluctant to pay.
Department must investigate rendering costs - ICSA
The ICSA's Hugh Farrell took exception to the advice given to farmers to apply for burial licences if they are unable to get dead animals removed from their farms.
14 December 2023 News
BSE testing grinds to a halt
There are 38 knackeries around the country currently on strike over significant prices increases imposed by rendering companies.
13 December 2023 News
Fallen animal row escalates over cost of rendering
The Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has washed his hands of the dispute, advising knackeries to deliver fallen stock to Northern Ireland for rendering.
13 December 2023 News
Knackeries strike: Minister considers issuing burial licenses for fallen animals
Minister McConalogue has said if animal collectors are not willing to take fallen animals to Northern Ireland for rendering, burial licenses may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
13 December 2023 News
Call for Department to issue burial licences if fallen animal dispute not sorted
Burial licences should be issued to farmers if the ongoing dispute is not resolved immediately, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
11 December 2023 News
Department inaction on fallen animal services ‘beyond unacceptable’
This incompetence has directly contributed to this issue now on farms where farmers are unable to have fallen animals collected, the IFA added.
11 December 2023 News
IFA blames Department for fallen animal collection strike
A dispute over Department subsidies for knackeries has led to fallen animal collection services taking strike action.
4 December 2023 News
Knackery operators set to strike over rendering costs
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that animal collections from farms will be suspended on Friday 1 December.
30 November 2023 News