Stalker noted a news report in UKís The Observer on the rise of poultry mega-farms across Northern Ireland .The item pointed to green energy subsidies helping to fund the rise of these mega poultry farms. You canít help but notice them dotted around the place.
There are some fears about the level of chicken litter being produced which may be detrimental to the local environment and sensitive habitats. Northern Ireland has 12% of UK ammonia emissions, even though it has only 3% of the UK population.
Going For Growth, the plan devised by the Agri-Food Strategy Board is the blueprint for the agri-food industry in the North.
As ever though growth can come at the expense of other considerations.