N.Ireland

‘Realistic wildlife culling policy needed before agreement on TB eradication can be reached’

‘Realistic wildlife culling policy needed before agreement on TB eradication can be reached’

Former UFU president Greer McCollum has called on the current Union leadership not to reach any agreement regarding a future...

January 28, 2017

UFU to ramp up the resource it throws at Brexit negotiations

UFU to ramp up the resource it throws at Brexit negotiations

The Ulster Farmers’ Union will draw up its Brexit policy shopping list over the coming weeks, according to the organisation’s...

January 27, 2017

Environmental Farming Scheme in the North due to open next month

Environmental Farming Scheme in the North due to open next month

The Environmental Farming Scheme in the North is due to open at the end of February, while a number of...

January 26, 2017

Farmer and haulier convicted and fined on animal welfare charge

Farmer and haulier convicted and fined on animal welfare charge

A farmer and a haulier were recently convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on a charge connected with the transportation of an...

January 25, 2017

Farmers in the North must assume the era of direct subsidies is ending

Farmers in the North must assume the era of direct subsidies is ending

Farmers in Northern Ireland will have to brace themselves for a change regarding the way subsidies are made available to...

January 25, 2017

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill, a former Minister for Agriculture in Northern Ireland, has been named the new leader of Sinn Fein in...

January 23, 2017

Funding applications for food projects in the North available from tomorrow

Funding applications for food projects in the North available from tomorrow

Applications for funding for projects aimed at raising the profile of quality regional food in the North will be accepted...

January 19, 2017

Newborn lambs and in-lambs ewes stolen in the North

Newborn lambs and in-lambs ewes stolen in the North

A farmer in Northern Ireland was left particularly upset after six newborn lambs were stolen from his farm along with...

January 19, 2017

Northern Irish farmer convicted of 27 animal welfare charges

Northern Irish farmer convicted of 27 animal welfare charges

A Co. Antrim farmer has been convicted on 27 animal welfare charges at the Lisburn Magistrates’ Court. Trevor Sinclair, with...

January 17, 2017

‘Election in the North will result in the drying up of funding streams for farming’

‘Election in the North will result in the drying up of funding streams for farming’

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone believes the imminent collapse of the Stormont Executive and a subsequent election will result in the...

January 16, 2017

North’s ‘beef from grass’ projects oversubscribed by nearly 170%

North’s ‘beef from grass’ projects oversubscribed by nearly 170%

Over 80 farmers in Northern Ireland have applied to take part in AgriSearch’s two new, on-farm research projects – an over-subscription...

January 16, 2017

‘Better red meat prices and greater transparency needed’

‘Better red meat prices and greater transparency needed’

Processors must focus on delivering better prices and greater transparency if the drive to build a better red meat industry...

January 15, 2017

Dairy sector in the North continues to reduce carbon footprint

Dairy sector in the North continues to reduce carbon footprint

The dairy farming sector in Northern Ireland has continued to reduce its carbon footprint, a report relating to greenhouse gas...

January 14, 2017

Election uncertainty confronts agriculture in Northern Ireland

Election uncertainty confronts agriculture in Northern Ireland

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) sources have confirmed that Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, will continue in office until...

January 11, 2017

November milk price in the North close to 6c/L higher compared to 2015

November milk price in the North close to 6c/L higher compared to 2015

Dairy farmers in Northern Ireland have seen farm gate milk prices in November rise by 4.95p/L (5.8c/L) compared to the...

January 8, 2017

Details for the new 4-day Balmoral Show revealed

Details for the new 4-day Balmoral Show revealed

Saturday will become the new Friday at Balmoral Show, according to RUAS Chief Executive Colin McDonald. All of the championship...

January 1, 2017

Man found to be in possession of explosives at a farmyard jailed

Man found to be in possession of explosives at a farmyard jailed

A man who was found to be in possession of explosives, a firearm and ammunition at a farmyard in Northern...

December 20, 2016

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

A badger control policy should be implemented in Northern Ireland to reduce the overall level of infection in the badger population,...

December 16, 2016