Richard Halleron

Richard Halleron Profile Picture
Richard Halleron

News Correspondent

Richard Halleron is an agricultural chemist by background. He is a past chairman of the Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science and has also served as Chairman of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists in Northern Ireland.

EMAIL:
New generation of forage wagons coming our way

New generation of forage wagons coming our way

This autumn will see Pottinger launch its new range of grassland equipment. Included in the line-up is the new JUMBO...

Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Spelt may, or may not be, grown in Ireland. But it’s a very important cereal crop in many parts of...

Farmers in Northern Ireland urged to apply for Soil Nutrient Health Scheme

Farmers in Northern Ireland urged to apply for Soil Nutrient Health Scheme

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging all eligible farmers to apply for the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) without...

Outstanding Holstein cow sweeps the boards at Ballymena Show

Outstanding Holstein cow sweeps the boards at Ballymena Show

An outstanding Holstein cow carried the day at this year’s Ballymena Show. The event attracted a tremendous turnout of livestock....

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading foresters has confirmed the positive potential of tree planting as a frontline response for agriculture,...

ARCZero project hosts its first farm walk

ARCZero project hosts its first farm walk

The first of seven ARCZero farm walks was recently hosted by Roger and Hilary Bell, who hail from Kells, Co....

Getting to grips with sheep scab in Northern Ireland

Getting to grips with sheep scab in Northern Ireland

A soon-to-be published academic paper will confirm the significance of the challenge posed by sheep scab in Northern Ireland. The...

Maximising milk from grass in south Tyrone

Maximising milk from grass in south Tyrone

Father and son team, Philip and David Clarke, milk 84 crossbred cows, all spring calving, between Ballygawley and Augher in...

Opinion: Is Britain about to become a pariah state?

Opinion: Is Britain about to become a pariah state?

The term ‘pariah state’ is not one to be thrown about lightly; it is reserved for countries ruled by groupings...

Suffolk shearling ewe makes its mark at Armagh Show

Suffolk shearling ewe makes its mark at Armagh Show

A truly impressive Suffolk shearling ewe took all the accolades at this year’s Armagh Show, held in Gosford Forest Park....

What changes are proposed for the NI Protocol?

What changes are proposed for the NI Protocol?

The Northern Ireland (NI) Protocol Bill references four principal legislative changes to the previously agreed Brexit arrangements. These are: The...

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

Early season potatoes in Northern Ireland have enjoyed almost uninterrupted growth since planting back in the spring. “That’s a pretty...

Research: Climate obligations may force cap on NI livestock numbers

Research: Climate obligations may force cap on NI livestock numbers

Climate change obligations may limit livestock numbers in Northern Ireland, according to recent research and modelling. Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute...

The inter-relationship between sulphur and nitrogen

The inter-relationship between sulphur and nitrogen

Due to the key role of both sulphur and nitrogen in the synthesis of proteins, the supply of these plant...

Westminster urged to match Brussels’ support for EU agriculture

Westminster urged to match Brussels’ support for EU agriculture

Farmers for Action’s (FFA) William Taylor has said that Westminster must match the additional support commitment recently confirmed by Brussels...

Holstein cow sweeps the boards at Ballymoney Show

Holstein cow sweeps the boards at Ballymoney Show

The Holstein cow, Priestland 5446 Shot J Rose, won the Supreme Championship Class at this year’s Ballymoney Show in Co....

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool reaffirms stakeholder commitment to auction

British Wool CEO Andrew Hogley believes that the organisation’s wool auction system remains fit for purpose in a post-pandemic world....

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices have strengthened considerably since the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic measures in countries around the world. However, British...