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Phelim O'Neill
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12 June 2024 News
Impact of bird flu felt across the globe
In the US, the H5N1 strain of avian influenza has spread to dairy cows in 12 states, while in Australia the H7N3 strain has caused over 500,000 chickens to be culled.
29 May 2024 News
Bird flu spreading through US dairy farms
Milk yield drops of up to 25% have been reported in herds affected by bird flu, writes Aidan Brennan.
12 curlew chicks hatch at Fota Wildlife Park
More chicks are expected to hatch in the coming weeks.
29 May 2024 News
ACRES balancing payments to start in June
Any balancing ACRES payments will be paid in regular payments throughout the month of June, according to Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
22 May 2024 News
€25m breeding waders EIP launched
The project aims to secure existing wader populations at key sites, and to support population recovery through wider landscape management and policy development.
22 May 2024 Schemes
Detection dog to find invasive ferrets on Rathlin Island
Woody the detection dog has landed on Rathlin Island on a mission to sniff out ferrets, which have wreaked havoc on internationally important seabirds.
8 May 2024 News
Tracker shows cuckoo's 9,000km journey before landing in Kerry
Cuach KP, along with two other Irish cuckoos, was tagged in Killarney National Park in May 2023. He is the first to successfully make the 9,000km journey home for the summer months.
2 May 2024 News
Moy Park increases payment to growers
On a typical broiler unit with 40,000 birds and seven crops per year, the higher stocking density pay rise equates to over £11,000.
More growers leave Moy Park for eggs
Before eggs packers started recruiting existing poultry units, Moy Park had firm control over its supply chain.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Teagasc to host layer conference
Teagasc will host a Knowledge Transfer event for the egg industry on 25 April in Cootehill, Cavan.
17 April 2024 News
Farmer Writes: spring emerging into action
Karen McCabe remembers when the first slatted shed was built on her farm, and even though the previous generations were hardy, she reckons even they would be fed up of the weather by now.
10 April 2024 Farmer Writes