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Ireland of the past was truly an agricultural economy. A century ago two thirds of Irish farms were owner-occupied and this trend was to gather pace in the following decades. The size structure of farms was heavily weighted towards smaller holdings: about 230,000 farms were less than 30 acres in contrast with around 50,000 today. […]
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A few weeks ago, Farmguy and I gathered our sheep for their spring shearing. We’ve had a number of warm days since late March with temperatures in the 70’s, and the sheep were appearing a bit stressed by the heat. I was happy to finally get a shearing date, but also a little nervous about […]
by Heather Avery – CBCNEWS
A Yukon group is calling for wild boars to be wiped from the territory, fenced or not, after a fiasco this summer.
Seven wild boar escaped from their enclosure into the wilderness, prompting fears the animals could reproduce and become an invasive species.
The Yukon Fish and Game Association, a wildlife advocacy group that draws its membership primarily from hunters and fishers, wants wild boar farming banned in the territory.
“We know with these particular animals that there is potential problems and big problems, so why would we take a chance on this?” said Gord Zealand, the association’s executive director.
Enforce regulations, says farmer
Dev Hurlburt farms wild boar outside of Whitehorse, not far from where the others escaped in June.
He uses a variety of fencing to keep them in and wants to see Yukon’s fencing standards enforced.
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About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials. The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the livestock mortality totals Tuesday, as major flooding is continuing after…