Fears increase for local poultry industry

LOCAL bird keepers are being urged to be ultra vigilant once again this week, after two more cases of bird flu were confirmed in neighbouring counties, resulting in tens of thousands of birds being culled. Concerns are growing that the continued spread of the virus, officially known as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1, could pose a major […]

Young Harry’s ‘egg-cellent’ Covid lockdown venture

By Mark McGoldrick OVER the past 12 months, 10-year old Harry Hoy has turned his love of farming and animals into a profitable business venture. Harry, a Springfield native, has always had a passion for farming and during the Covid-19 lockdowns, Harry, along with some help from his family, has launched his own little egg […]