Poultry welfare proposals could ‘quadruple’ chicken costs – IFA
Noel Bardon
Costs would surge if poultry stocking rates are dropped and low limits set for broiler growth rates, Sweetnam said.
GB egg packers ruffle feathers in NI
Existing egg producers who supply Northern Ireland-based egg packers are the main target for packers in Britain.
16 May 2023 Poultry
Two UK poultry workers test positive for bird flu
The poultry farm workers have since tested negative and had no bird flu symptoms.
HiSpec Xcel provides Wexford tillage farm with more precise spread
Applying large volumes of compost annually, Gary Abbott spoke with tillage farmer George Leech of Ballyhamilton Farms in Co Wexford who gave his views on his HiSpec Xcel 1250 rear discharge spreader.
10 May 2023 Farm machinery
Irish poultry units H5N1-free since November
Cases of pathogenic H5N1 are still being reported in Ireland’s wild bird populations.
3 May 2023 News
Biosecurity lessons learned from UK bird flu outbreak
A poultry farmer meeting heard that unit biosecurity and hygiene measures are essential in safeguarding flocks from pathogenic strains of bird flu.
3 May 2023 Poultry
Record milk price brings record feed sales
The uplift in milk prices in 2022 was a factor in dairy farms across NI using more compound feeds when compared to previous years.
26 April 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: no regrets having less work to do
Co Down farmer Derek Robinson dropped out his poultry operation at the end of 2022.
26 April 2023 Farmer Writes
New challenger for Ireland’s largest egg
A Limerick teen is convinced his egg is the largest to ever be laid in Ireland.
25 April 2023 Poultry
Egg producer event in Cavan to address challenges ahead
The IFA has said that the event will be an opportunity for egg producers to meet with key stakeholders, Department of Agriculture staff and fellow producers.
24 April 2023 News
Strict new EU rules proposed for poultry farms
The EFSA has recommended sweeping changes to way that broilers and eggs are produced across the EU.
19 April 2023 News
Teagasc event on future of egg sector set for Cavan
A poultry farmer meeting will be held on Tuesday, with layer welfare, flock health and renewable energy all on the agenda.
19 April 2023 News