Reminder for bird owners to register or update registration details

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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is reminding any poultry keeper or bird owner who is not registered with the Department to apply for registration immediately. In addition all those who are already registered are asked to update their registration details.

This announcement follows concern due to continued findings of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in wild birds in Ireland and the ongoing issues with the disease in poultry and wild birds in Europe.

Septoria conference: preserving current and future control

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A conference on Septoria disease in wheat took place in Dunboyne, Co Meath on Wednesday, March 22. The event, which was organised jointly by Teagasc, The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the Irish Farmers Journal, was officially opened by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.