Doyle opens National Forestry Conference

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The Minister of State said the industry is reliant on sitka spruce and considered it timely to look at other options as a risk management measure.

 

Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, opened the National Forestry Conference, organised by the Wood Marketing Federation and the Society of Irish Foresters, in Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath.

Ireland performs well in antibiotic use, conference hears

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The use of antibiotics in Irish livestock is among the lowest in Europe, putting Irish agriculture in a good position to deal with EU legislation on potential restrictions on antibiotic use in food animals due to be introduced over the next three years. That's according to vet, Fergal Morris, who addressed an MSD animal health conference in Dublin today (May 25).

Getting help may be a key to reducing farm accidents

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Risk taking and accidents on Irish farms, highlight the significance of getting help with difficult jobs and checking machinery in reducing the risk of accidents in farming.

 

Farming is the occupation with the highest risk of fatalities in Ireland, with a rate nearly 10 times the average across occupations between 2009 and 2015. A new report titled Risk taking and accidents on Irish farms, highlight the significance of getting help with difficult jobs and checking machinery in reducing the risk of accidents in farming.