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Calls for animal-welfare commitments ahead of NI elections

Calls for animal-welfare commitments ahead of NI elections

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling on political parties to sign up to key pledges to enhance animal health...

Scientists to create tiny robotic bees for pollination

Scientists to create tiny robotic bees for pollination

Two scientists from the UK and the US have been jointly awarded £640,000 (approximately €767,981) to build tiny robots that...

NIFDA calls red diesel restrictions a ‘tax on food’

NIFDA calls red diesel restrictions a ‘tax on food’

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has said that the incoming restrictions on rebated (red) diesel will essentially...

Armagh farmer sentenced for failure to isolate TB reactors

Armagh farmer sentenced for failure to isolate TB reactors

A farmer from Co. Armagh has been sentenced for failure to comply with notice to isolate tuberculosis (TB) reactors. Philip...

Lakeland supply doubles in 10 years as continued increase projected

Lakeland supply doubles in 10 years as continued increase projected

Lakeland Dairies unexpectedly announced a 'Milk Supply Management Scheme' yesterday (Wednesday, March 30) which will see suppliers paid a reduced...

NSA disappointed in NI’s Future Agricultural Policy

NSA disappointed in NI’s Future Agricultural Policy

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has expressed disappointment at the lack of support for the sheep sector in Northern Ireland's...

NI: New appointment to Office for Environmental Protection

NI: New appointment to Office for Environmental Protection

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced the appointment of Malcolm Beatty OBE as a Northern Ireland Non-Executive Member of the...

RUAS elects new president

RUAS elects new president

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) has elected Christine Adams as the 36th president of the society. Adams lives in...

NI farmers urged to remain vigilant to wildfires

NI farmers urged to remain vigilant to wildfires

Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged to remain vigilant to wildfires as the weather is unprecedently warm and dry...

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

A new, long-term bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland has been launched by Minister for Agriculture, Environment and...

Fertiliser: International prices reach highest ever levels

Fertiliser: International prices reach highest ever levels

International prices for fertiliser have reached their highest levels ever, according to a key business and market intelligence company. CRU...

Poots meets with Stena Line over P&O Ferries

Poots meets with Stena Line over P&O Ferries

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has met with representatives from Stena Line to hear...

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

The new Northern Ireland Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS), a £45 million investment over a four-year period, has opened. The...

Poots calls on UK gov to help farmers

Poots calls on UK gov to help farmers

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has called on George Eustice, UK Secretary of State...

The effect of myostatin on suckler progeny

The effect of myostatin on suckler progeny

Myostatin is a term some suckler farmers will be quite familiar with, while others may have never heard of it....

Bessbrook vintage tractor run ready to roll

Bessbrook vintage tractor run ready to roll

Bessbrook District Vintage Tractor Club will hold a tractor road-run tomorrow, (Saturday, March 19) at 12 noon from Safe Fuels,...

Minister announces £2m support package for NI pig farmers

Minister announces £2m support package for NI pig farmers

A new support scheme worth £2 million for local pig farmers in Northern Ireland has been announced today (Friday, March...

‘Farm communities must not be scapegoated in climate bill’ – Brolly

‘Farm communities must not be scapegoated in climate bill’ – Brolly

Aontú candidate for East Derry, Gemma Brolly, has called for a commitment from Stormont to support and fully engage with...