Europe's pathogenic bird flu epidemic unprecedented in scale - EFSA
Noel Bardon
The EFSA has issued a stark warning on the incidence of highly pathogenic avian influenza after a summer of wild outbreaks.
14 September 2022 Husbandry
The planting cycle begins again
With the forecast indicating a weather window for planting from the end of this week, growers should weigh up the risks associated with virus, take-all and grass weeds
6 September 2022 News
Bird flu case identified on farm in Wales
The presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed at a premises in Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales.
COVID-19 – an uninvited birthday guest
Derek Robinson is yet to fully recover after getting hit by the virus in July.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Barley yields improve as harvest progresses northwards
Crop yields improved considerably as harvest moved inland and northwards but the high proportion of poor crops in the south will limit the national average yield.
20 July 2022 News
Variability in winter barley harvest continues as yield spread widens
With some recent yields now above 4.2t/ac, questions will be asked about the exact causes of yield loss in poorer crops.
18 July 2022 Crops
Disappointing start to harvest may be improving
Early harvest reports of yields well under 3.0t/ac sent shivers down farmers’ backs but the situation may be improving as better crops come under the knife.
13 July 2022 News
British rule out foot-and-mouth disease following scare
The UK’s chief veterinary officer has determined that a suspected case of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs on a Norfolk farm is in fact swine vesicular disease.
25 June 2022 Pigs
Season moving quickly to final sprays
Rapid growth in recent weeks has helped to quickly bring crops to their final fungicide timing.
1 June 2022 Husbandry
Poultry sales and shows permitted again
A six-month ban on live poultry sales and shows has been lifted as summer shows commence.
11 May 2022 Poultry
Stop moving livestock after BVD outbreak
The latest figures show that 128 out of the 148 BVD-positive cattle disclosed in Northern Ireland during January were culled within five weeks.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland