Northern Ireland
Bird flu outbreak ‘almost inevitable’ in NI
Peter McCann
The poultry industry in Northern Ireland is on high alert for avian influenza.
17 June 2020 News
Western Proteins building gutted following fire
A fire at Western Proteins in Mayo on Sunday night resulted in a building at the factory being gutted.
4 March 2020 News
Fears of hike in knackery costs as strike ends
Both the ACA and the Department have remained tight-lipped about the outcome of an emergency meeting which was held on Monday.
Rendering costs and knackery collection fees ‘grossly out of line’
The IFA has called on the Department to fully review the disposal of fallen animals to identify the most cost-efficient means to have animals removed from farms.
3 March 2020 News
Polish factory audit finds animal welfare, inspection and staffing issues
Auditors found that there was room for further improvement in the rules relating to the production of beef, including traceability, at Polish factories.
28 February 2020 News
Department accused of holding knackeries ‘to ransom’
Knackeries have rejected the revised Fallen Animal Scheme announced by the Department on Tuesday.
26 February 2020 News
Farmers caught in crossfire of knackeries dispute
The closure during peak calving and lambing season, combined with bad weather, will heap pressure on farmers.
26 February 2020 News
Department under fire over handling of knackeries dispute
Knackeries have ceased collecting fallen animals and will fully close their gate on Thursday after rejecting a revised scheme from the Department.
26 February 2020 News
Fallen animal scheme 'must be revisited'
Department of Agriculture has protected the interests of the three rendering plants, according to the IFA.
26 February 2020 News
Knackery owners to be balloted as talks with Department remain in deadlock
A new scheme was due to be place in January for knackeries. However, this did not come to fruition.
16 February 2020 News
Knackeries ‘in limbo’ as emergency meeting is called for Sunday
An emergency meeting of knackery owners will take place on Sunday.
15 February 2020 News
Rendering cost increase dropped after opposition
A consultation document in March 2018 set out plans for DAERA to no longer cover the cost of BSE testing dead cattle at rendering sites.
29 January 2020 News