Poultry sales and shows permitted again
Barry Murphy
A six-month ban on live poultry sales and shows has been lifted as summer shows commence.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
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.
16 February 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine’s Country: it’s only a matter of time
After nearly two whole years of restriction, sanitisation, mask wearing, staying at home and away from our friends and family; the cursed coronavirus finally landed in our house.
Maedi Visna detected in NI sheep
DAERA has confirmed that Northern Ireland has not lost its MV-free status and a veterinary investigation is ongoing.
16 February 2022 News
Human case of bird flu confirmed in UK
An individual has tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the bird flu in the first human-to-bird transmission of the strain to occur in the UK.
11 January 2022 News
Potato yields above average after good growing year
After a tricky start, potato crops enjoyed a good growing year, writes Stephen Robb.
29 December 2021 News
Poultry pressures set to continue
The poultry sector is suffering with the impact of a new strain of a virus and it means all flocks must keep birds indoors
15 December 2021 News
Two bird flu outbreaks in NI poultry
The Department has announced that laboratory testing confirmed the H5N1 strain of the virus was present in two different flocks in NI.
8 December 2021 News
Katherine’s Country: on and on it goes
The COVID-19 merry-go-round continues. It is impossible to get off it as young people try to socialise powering the virus on and people with intellectual disabilities continue to suffer.
24 November 2021 Katherine O'Leary
Fears of bird flu spread among poultry farmers
An outbreak of the virus in Monaghan has led to the culling of 30,000 turkeys ahead of the busy Christmas period.
22 November 2021 News
Tillage Management: planting virtually finished but watch BYDV risk
Good establishment and good backend growth point to the potential risk from BYDV infection.
17 November 2021 Husbandry
'Most popular heifer in Ireland' being raffled
In an effort to get that last few blocks up for the clubhouse one community group has made a mountain out of a Mo(le)hill in the promotion of their raffle.
27 October 2021 Dealer