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The poultry industry in Ireland is comprised of 2 separate sectors, poultry meat and egg production.  These sectors comprise of laying hens, broilers, turkeys, ducks and geese.  Each of the sectors can be then further divided their varying intensity.  Meat and eggs are produced under intensive and extensive systems.  Eggs are produced for human consumption and hatching birds.


The poultry sector is densely populated in the Cavan Monaghan region; with another large portion in Limerick Cork area also.  The poultry sector accounts for 2% of agricultural output and supports approximately 6,000 jobs.


Poultry Adviser

The Teagasc Poultry Adviser, Rebecca Tierney, is based in the Teagasc advisory office in Ballyhaise, Co Cavan


Poultry Service includes:


  • advice to poultry producers

  • guidance on options within the poultry industry

  • assist with queries on the TAMS grants/schemes


Poultry Education

Certificate in Poultry Production - Level 5

For more information on Certificate in Poultry Production contact our Poultry advisor Rebecca Tierney 049 4338300



In this video, Rebecca Tierney, Teagasc Poultry Adviser, Ballyhaise, is joined by Niall Brennan, Poultry Co-Ordinator with Alltech Ireland and Professor Steve Collett, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Centre, University of Georgia, discussing "Chick Start" - the do's and donts to a healthier crop


  Let's Talk Poultry Webinar Series

Let's Talk Poultry is a series of webinars for Irish poultry producers which Rebecca hosts, online, on a monthly basis.  Rebecca is joined by a special guest and they both provide updates and advice to poultry producers





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Any further queries in relation to courses, upcoming events or general queries regarding poultry, please contact:  Rebecca Tierney 049 4338300