Knackeries report increase in thin cows
Rachel Donovan
Rachel Donovan spoke to animal collectors around the country about trends they are noticing this spring.
15 December 2023 Podcast
News Podcast: knackery dispute, IFA election results and fertiliser cuts
We hear of the impact on farms of the ongoing fallen animal dispute, the results of the IFA elections and proposals to cut fertiliser use.
14 December 2023 News
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.
'Legal obligation' on Minister in fallen animal dispute - IFA
IFA animal health chair TJ Maher said there is a legal obligation on the Minister to ensure an efficient fallen animal collection and disposal system is provided for farmers.
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
Farmer Writes: An avalanche of farming issues
The biggest issue facing farmers and farm leaders as we move into the darkest months of the year could be mental health.
13 December 2023 Farmer Writes
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
Department called on to resolve stand-off between knackeries and renderers
Pat McCormack said that the ICMSA had no doubt but that fees were at the bottom of the standoff.
7 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