Fire Danger Notice extended

THE Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued an extended Fire Danger Notice, Condition Orange, for all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses, and other vegetation exist. The Notice is in effect until 6pm on June 6 2023. Donegal County Council is appealing to landowners and members of the […]

Support for farmers to conserve traditional farm buildings

Funding is now available to farmers for the conservation of County Donegal’s traditional farm buildings under the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme. The aim of the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is to ensure that traditional farm buildings that contribute to landscape character and are of heritage value are conserved for agricultural use.  Only on-line […]

Major outbreak of bovine TB in East Donegal farm

  MORE than forty animals have been slaughtered at a farm in East Donegal in recent weeks following an outbreak of Bovine TB. It is one of the largest ever recorded incidences of the disease in the county and it is suggested that it might take the farm two years to recover. Advertisement When contacted […]

Up to 1,000 lambs slaughtered and flocks isolated

UP to one thousand animals have been voluntarily euthanised by farmers in Donegal in recent weeks due to an outbreak of a disease called sarcocystosis, the Donegal News has learned. Last month, vets condemned more than 400 sheep carcasses at a number of meat plants around the country following an outbreak of the disease which […]