N.Ireland

Poots visits Royal Highland Show on its 200th anniversary

Poots visits Royal Highland Show on its 200th anniversary

Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland (NI), Edwin Poots, has visited the Royal Highland Show in...

June 23, 2022

New environmental course for GCSE/AS-level students in NI

New environmental course for GCSE/AS-level students in NI

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and Advanced Subsidiary (AS)-level secondary school students in Northern Ireland will be able to...

June 23, 2022

NI Water announces £1.2bn framework to boost local economy

NI Water announces £1.2bn framework to boost local economy

Northern Ireland (NI) Water has announced a £1.2 billion Major Project Partnership Framework (MPPF), which will deliver large, capital works...

June 22, 2022

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...

June 22, 2022

New Centre of Excellence for agriculture to be based in  Queen’s University

New Centre of Excellence for agriculture to be based in Queen’s University

A new Centre of Excellence for agriculture has been developed between Queen’s University Belfast and the National Measurement Laboratory (NML)...

June 22, 2022

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....

June 21, 2022

NI Water to build new £4.8m wastewater facility

NI Water to build new £4.8m wastewater facility

Northern Ireland (NI) Water is scheduled to commence a £4.8 million programme of work this summer to provide Ballyronan with...

June 21, 2022

Farmers urged to keep all dogs on leads when walking around freshwater bodies

Farmers urged to keep all dogs on leads when walking around freshwater bodies

Farmers have been warned to take extra precautions and keep all dogs on leads when walking around freshwater bodies. The...

June 21, 2022

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,...

June 20, 2022

Rural residents in need of care are being ‘failed by the system’ – Sugden

Rural residents in need of care are being ‘failed by the system’ – Sugden

East Derry MLA Claire Sugden has said rural residents who are being forced to stay in hospital or move into...

June 20, 2022

Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical...

June 20, 2022

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....

June 20, 2022

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland continue strong form

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland continue strong form

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland (NI) continue in a rich vein of form, increasing once again on the previous week....

June 19, 2022

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

In between the bouts of unsettled weather that has marked June so far, there will be many anxiously awaiting the...

June 18, 2022

Beef Focus: ‘Growing multi-species swards requires a total mindset change’

Beef Focus: ‘Growing multi-species swards requires a total mindset change’

The Turley family, based in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, are suckler and beef farmers embarking on a new venture...

June 18, 2022

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...

June 17, 2022

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...

June 17, 2022

Lidl installs five new pollinator gardens at NI stores

Lidl installs five new pollinator gardens at NI stores

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the installation of five new pollinator gardens at its stores across Antrim, Ballymoney, Lisburn and...

June 16, 2022