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Muir announces payments of more than £9m to EFS participants
Muir announces payments of more than £9m to EFS participants

The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Andrew Muir MLA, has announced payments totalling £9.4 million to Environmental Farming...

Farms in NI ‘not to receive same supports’ as England – UFU
Farms in NI ‘not to receive same supports’ as England – UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is warning that farmers are caught in a perfect storm, squeezed between margin pressures, high...

Sleeping habits of newborn deer are as individual as human infants – study
Sleeping habits of newborn deer are as individual as human infants – study

New research has revealed that newborn deer fawns differ both in sleeping patterns and the rate of development from birth...

AHDB appoints new director of International Trade Development
AHDB appoints new director of International Trade Development

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed Richard Hampton as its new International Trade Development Director. Hampton will...

£20m available as woodland auction dates announced
£20m available as woodland auction dates announced

The eight Woodland Carbon Guarantee auction is set to take place from September 23 to September 29. For the first...

Northern Ireland’s hen harrier population sees 26% decrease
Northern Ireland’s hen harrier population sees 26% decrease

The future of the hen harrier, one of the UK’s rarest birds of prey, remains uncertain, according to results from...

DAERA to fund up to £250,000 to deliver net zero programme
DAERA to fund up to £250,000 to deliver net zero programme

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Minister Andrew Muir has launched the latest phase in his department’s partnership...

Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme lacks ‘clarity’ – IAAS
Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme lacks ‘clarity’ – IAAS

The Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS) gave a lukewarm welcome yesterday (Tuesday, March 26) to the long-awaited...

NFU Mutual warns farmers of potential rise in dog attacks
NFU Mutual warns farmers of potential rise in dog attacks

With Easter set to see an increase in visitors to the countryside, National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Mutual is reminding dog...

UK commercial forestry values look set to grow in 2024
UK commercial forestry values look set to grow in 2024

Commercial forestry values look set to see an increase this year, with levels of activity starting to pick up, according...

Industrywide Assurance Review of farm to fork launches
Industrywide Assurance Review of farm to fork launches

An industrywide review of farm to fork assurance has been officially launched with the announcement of the independent commissioners panel...

British exporters and AHDB showcase quality UK meat in Tokyo
British exporters and AHDB showcase quality UK meat in Tokyo

This week, one of Asia’s largest food and drink exhibitions is providing a platform for exporters to showcase high quality...

Decrease in growers of UK’s favourite vegetable due to tight margins
Decrease in growers of UK’s favourite vegetable due to tight margins

The chair of the British Carrot Growers Association (BCGA) has said that due to profits being squeezed to extremely tight...

AB Agri appoints new managing director for dairy businesses
AB Agri appoints new managing director for dairy businesses

AB Agri has announced the appointment of a new managing director for it’s dairy businesses within the UK and Ireland....

NSA urges dog walkers to be vigilant around livestock
NSA urges dog walkers to be vigilant around livestock

The National Sheep Association (NSA) aims to highlight the devastating issue of dog attacks on sheep or ‘sheep worrying by...

Partnership gives people with disabilities new route into agriculture
Partnership gives people with disabilities new route into agriculture

A new partnership has formed between The MacRobert Trust and Inclusive Farm to provide people with disabilities or additional needs...

Closure of small abattoir in Yorkshire Dales looms
Closure of small abattoir in Yorkshire Dales looms

The only small abattoir in Yorkshire Dales, McIntyre meats, is set to close on March 27. The closure of the...

Slurry and water grant application to open tomorrow – NFU Scotland
Slurry and water grant application to open tomorrow – NFU Scotland

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is reminding those considering erecting or upgrading their slurry storage to meet new regulations,...