GLDA to expand poultry production in hinterland areas

first_imgPoultry meat and egg production is expected to increase in Regions Seven (Cuyni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) through the Guyana Livestock Development Authority’s (GLDA) “Black Giant Poultry” initiative.According to the Government Information News Agency (GINA) on Saturday, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the GLDA, Dr Dwight Walrond explained that the purpose of the Black Giant Poultry is to foster growth in egg and poultry meat production in the hinterland communities “as a means of mitigating the difficulties associated with access to poultry as a source of protein” by utilising a resilient species of poultry known as the “Black Giant” in the outlying areas.“Because of the logistics in moving feedstuff into the hinterland areas, we thought it best to have a breed that is adaptable to thosePoultryconditions. The Black Giant can scavenge well in the yard system so we don’t need these commercial feeds for those birds and when we look at the amount of eggs they produce per year and the amount of meat from each bird, we think that that is the ideal bird to assist our hinterland communities,” Dr Walrond related to GINA.Dr Walrond also stated that this strategy will be implemented in other hinterland and coastland regions, utilising the authority’s resources in the future.“We would have to work with Deep South, South Rupununi and if you know how these communities operate, we have a lot of village flocks, school flocks, women’s group and working with each one of them and supplying breeding stock to each one would be key,” Dr Walrond explained.It was also highlighted that facilitation is being made to guarantee that an adequate number of birds will be available for distribution to the communities.A major role will also be played by GLDA’s hatchery in Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, in allowing the availability of hatchlings for the initiative.The GLDA official sees this project as a fruitful one in the future, “and I know, not only the hinterland communities will grab hold of that, but also some of the coastal communities because if you look at the cost of Creole eggs that’s a thriving business. On the coast now we have some farmers doing Creole eggs only,” Dr Walrond added.In accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s mid-year economic report, the country’s livestock industry grew by 0.8 per cent for the first half of 2016 compared to the corresponding period in 2015.The Black Giant Poultry initiative is expected to lead to greater productivity of chickens among livestock farmers, improve biosafety in the industry, as well as reduce the cost of protein sources for consumers in the hinterland.last_img read more

Controlled Burn to start near Smith River Fire

first_imgView Liard Smith River Fire in a larger mapCrews will soon resume burn off activities on the Smith River Fire to prevent further growth.Before a burn off can take place careful consideration of weather, terrain, fuel loading and potential fire behaviour must to be taken into account. With the current favourable conditions forest service staff will focus activities on the west side of the fire.- Advertisement -The purpose of this process is to help eliminate remaining fuel between the fire and the highway. Due to burn off procedures smoke will increase in the area and may cause some delays along the Alaska Highway. For more information please contact 250-774-6956.The Smith River Fire was caused by a lightning strike on June 1st 2009, and has burned 23,182 hectares.The Prince George Fire Centre would like to remind the public to be vigilant with fire use. Nearly half of the wildfires in B.C. are caused by human carelessness and divert resources from naturally occurring lightning-caused fires.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgSTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER IS SPONSORED BY WWW.IRISHMUSIC.CO.UK – FREE DELIVERY TO DONEGAL!Hello Everyone and welcome along to the Fourth Edition of Country Corner, I am pleased the way things are going with the Country Column.Congrulations to Catherine Coyle in Fanad  – on winning the Patrick Feeney New Cd. Thanks to Everyone for taking part. Popular Singer and Songwriter from Cookstown Justin Mc Gurks new single, “Take Me to the Fair” will be out next week taken from his new album “Remember Me out in a few months.Bonnie Stewart from Co.Down tells me she has just finished putting down her tracks for her new cd out in a few months, also Bonnie tells me shes a new single out in about 2 weeks and shes really excited about this – check out the star of co.down website at Mizzell has just released his new cd single which is called – Cajun Dance  this is an original song and was written especially for Robert by Peter McKeever a singer songwriter from Eglinton, Co. Derry.Peter has had a number of his compositions recorded by well known Irish artists including Declan Nerney, more recently Peter wrote ‘Love at First Sight’ for Patrick Feeney, which was enormously popular for him. The Wee Man From Strabane – Hugo Duncan is releasing a new Single in the next few weeks – this is well overdue – talking to Hugo he said his fans has been onto him to release something.Mick Flavin will have his new single out next week which is entitled She Don’t Look That Lonely. Please Request this on your local radio stations from next week. Check out www.mickflavin.comClonmany Festival 2011 Line UpSunday – 31st July4pm – 6pm Nathan Carter 9pm Declan NerneyMonday – 1st Aug.9pm Patrick FeeneyTuesday – 2nd Aug. 9pm Jimmy BuckleyWednesday – 3rd Aug.9pm WolfetonesThursday – 4th Aug.9pm Mike DenverFriday – 5th Aug.8pm Roly Daniels/Susan McCann/Hugo Duncan/John HoganGerry Guthrie and BandCompere: Pj Mc Laughlin from ICR FMSaturday – 6th Aug.8pm – 10pm Derek Ryan10pm – Midnight John McNichollSunday – 7th Aug.4pm – 6pm Mick Flavin9pm Robert MizzellGo to for more.Dancing DatesThursday 14th July 2011Biddy Friels (Drumoghill – Letterkenny)Patrick Feeney & BandFriday 15th July 2011Josies Country Tavern (Letterkenny)Jimmy Buckley & BandSat 16th July 2011Riverclub (Castlefin)Nathan Carter & BandWed 20th July 2011Plaza BuncranaDancing to Mike Denver & BandCompetition Time:To Win a copy of Gerry Guthries new cd – A Hard Act To Follow please answer the following question –Q: Gerry Guthrie had a popular Single out called The Lucky  – fill in the blanksAnswers to – closes on Tues 19th July at 8pmGood LuckDont forget to tune into me on ICR FM – every Tuesday between 3pm and 4pm for the best in Irish Country Music and Interviews – this Tues 19th July I will be talking to Mike Denver. You can also get in touch with me  at or visit my website which is DohertySTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER IS SPONSORED BY WWW.IRISHMUSIC.CO.UK – FREE DELIVERY TO DONEGAL!CLICK ON WWW.IRISHMUSIC.CO.UK TO FIND OUT MORESTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY CORNER was last modified: July 14th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:country music columndonegaldaily.comSTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY CORNERlast_img read more

Liverpool lead Manchester United in chase for £25m Burnley defender Keane

first_imgLiverpool and Manchester United will battle for Michael Keane signature this summer with Jurgen Klopp confident he can lure the Burnley centre-back to Anfield.Keane has impressed at the heart of the Clarets’ defence this season and also made his international debut for England.A figure of £25million is expected to be sufficient for Burnley to sanction a move in the coming months, according to the Mirror.Keane was released by Manchester United two years ago, but appears their North West rivals Liverpool have stolen a march on signing the 24-year-old.Keane’s experience under Louis van Gaal ended on a sour note when he was sold for just £2.5m, despite being rated highly by many at the club’s Aon training complex in Carrington.Keane has a year left on his contract at Turf Moor but has signalled his intention to leave by rejecting a new deal which would have made him the club’s highest-paid player. 1 Keane has been hugely impressive for Burnley this season and also made his England debut last_img read more


first_imgThe body of the man recovered from the River Foyle in Derry at the weekend was that of Denis Harkin from Carndonagh.Police say they do not suspect foul play.The 26-year-old was from a highly-respected family in the Inishowen town. Requiem Mass will be held at 10am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh on Wednesday. BODY OF DONEGAL MAN TAKEN FROM RIVER FOYLE was last modified: June 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghDenis Harkinriver foylelast_img read more

Humboldt State’s Madison Williams named CCAA Pitcher of the Week for second time this season

first_imgArcata >> In the days following the Humboldt State softball team’s run to the national tournament last spring, State head coach Shelli Sarchett had a chat with Madison Williams after the right-hander’s impressive junior campaign.Williams was set to become the undisputed ace with the graduation of the other half of the Jacks’ 1-2 punch in 2016, Katie Obbema. And, as a result, Williams’ role on the team was about to get that much bigger.“I said, ‘Listen, next year we don’t have a Katie. We have …last_img read more

Bumgarner hits Braun, Brewers win emotionally-charged game

first_img“That’s probably the worst road trip most … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.MILWAUKEE–Don’t give in.It’s the mentality Giants ace Madison Bumgarner took into a sixth inning battle with Brewers cleanup hitter Ryan Braun, and the approach Milwaukee took into a three-game series with San Francisco.Bumgarner refused to give in to Braun. And the Brewers refused to give into the Giants, finishing off a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win Sunday.last_img read more

49ers career leading rusher now taking friendly fire from son: ‘I’m faster than him’

first_imgFrank Gore Jr. is a chip off the ol’ blocking back. And he is challenging — in that loving fathers and sons way — his old man’s status as GOOF (Greatest Of Our Family).Frank Gore Sr., of course, is the former 49ers running back who has cracked the 1,000-yard mark nine times in his first 13 NFL seasons (Year No. 14 began with a 61-yard effort for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday).“I can return the ball, I can catch the ball, I can run the ball,” Junior told TMZ Sports. Senior, Junior says, “(is) …last_img read more

Prospects for “muddied corn”

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University ExtensionRecent heavy rains have caused widespread flooding and ponding, especially in river bottoms and along streams. In some localized areas, this may have resulted in partial and complete immersion of corn in nearby fields, especially in low spots. When water drains off these fields, plants may be covered to varying degrees with a layer of mud. Will corn plants covered by a layer of mud survive and can it perform normally? The layers of silty mud covering plants will limit or prevent leaf photosynthesis. Bacteria deposited in leaf whorls by flooding can result in disease and kill plants.On the positive side, most corn in Ohio was at a stage of growth less vulnerable to flood damage when it occurred. Most corn is well beyond V6 (the six leaf collar stage) when the growing point is at or above the soil surface and less sensitive to flooding and associated anaerobic soil conditions. If the duration of flooding was brief, limited to several hours, and temperatures are moderate (which they are supposed to be the remainder of the week), flooding injury damage should be minimal. If corn was subjected to flooding at mid-vegetative stages of development, most leaves on affected plants should not be severely impacted by the mud coatings (assuming that mud in the whorl does not inhibit normal emergence of subsequent leaves). Corn plants produce up to 21 leaves, so at V10, about half the corn leaves have yet to emerge from the whorl. The leaves that have yet to emerge are the most important for the corn plant because the upper canopy produces most of the corn plant’s yield potential.According to the National Crop Insurance Service’s defoliation charts, complete leaf loss at about V10 results in 28% yield loss. However, it’s unlikely that the photosynthetic capacity of leaves has been completely destroyed in plants covered with mud. What’s needed now? More rain (without flooding) to wash silt off leaves allowing for resumption of photosynthesis. It will also help wash mud out of leaf whorls allowing new leaves to emerge.last_img read more

Yes, Windows 8 Truly Is An Opportunity For Apple

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#iPad#Mac#Microsoft#Windows 8 dan lyons Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A few weeks ago I wrote a piece called “You Know Who Loves Windows 8’s Metro Interface? Apple.” That was Oct. 25, the day Microsoft had its big rollout of Windows 8 in New York. Flash forward a few weeks and it’s looking like Windows 8 will indeed be a tremendous gift to the folks in Cupertino. That’s what Apple pundit (and former top Apple executive) Jean-Louis Gassee claims in his “Monday Note” blog today. Gassee says Microsoft’s recently departed Windows boss Steven Sinofsky, who pulled off a miracle with Windows 7, fell short on Windows 8, perhaps because the task he was given was too large and unwieldy. Windows 8, Gassee says, is “a 21-blade Swiss Army knife: a great list of features on paper, dubious usability in practice.”And that opens the door for Apple. “The `re-complicated’ Windows offers Apple an intriguing opportunity,” Gassee writes. “They can capitalize on Microsoft’s misstep, extend a welcoming hand to the Windows users who intend to switch to Apple, and make the iPad the sine qua noon of what a Post-PC device should be.”Windows 8: Sales Ain’t GreatSo far Windows 8 seems to be off to a tepid start. Sales of Windows 8 have been below Microsoft’s internal projections, according to Paul Thurott of Supersite for Windows.That jibes with what our Microsoft reporter, Mark Hachman, is hearing. A top exec at retailer NewEgg told Hachman that Windows 8 has been “slow going.”We might have seen this coming. The day before Windows 8 shipped, a survey of Windows users showed that one-third of them planned to buy an iPad, and 12% were planning to switch to a Mac.It’s not that Windows 8 is terrible. It’s just that it’s so different that people who have been using previous versions of Windows will have a lot of learning to do if they want to move to Windows 8.If you’re going to have to learn a whole new operating system, you might as well take a look at a Mac or an iPad.That’s the theory, anyway. And, unfortunately for Microsoft, the theory seems to be holding up.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img