N.Ireland

Silage effluent suspected of causing a major fish kill in Northern Ireland

Silage effluent suspected of causing a major fish kill in Northern Ireland

Silage effluent is the suspected cause of more than 1,000 fish dying in a river near Claudy, Co. Derry, according...

August 4, 2016

Northern food sector continues to grow, but farmers are losing out says UFU

Northern food sector continues to grow, but farmers are losing out says UFU

The rate of growth of Northern Ireland’s food and drinks processing sector has slowed, new figures from the Northern Ireland...

July 29, 2016

Northern Ireland fined £19m by the EU for poor management of farm payments

Northern Ireland fined £19m by the EU for poor management of farm payments

The Northern Ireland Executive was forced to pay the European Commission a total of £19m last year due to failures...

July 27, 2016

Farmer receives 3-month suspended sentence on animal welfare charges

Farmer receives 3-month suspended sentence on animal welfare charges

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been handed a three-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, on several animal welfare...

July 22, 2016

How to spot and treat botulism as outbreaks continue in the North

How to spot and treat botulism as outbreaks continue in the North

Botulism is becoming more of a concern in Northern Ireland as outbreaks continue to occur, according to the Department of...

July 20, 2016

New food traceability system announced for the North

New food traceability system announced for the North

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, has announced the award of an £8.7m contract for the delivery of a new...

July 15, 2016

Pics: Graffiti artist transforms plain bales into amazing artwork

Pics: Graffiti artist transforms plain bales into amazing artwork

If you’ve been driving near Fivemiletown in Co. Tyrone recently, chances are you’ve spotted some rather interesting looking bales. Driving...

July 13, 2016

10 priorities for the UFU ahead of Brexit negotiations

10 priorities for the UFU ahead of Brexit negotiations

Minimising disruption to existing trade relationships between North and south and maintaining support to farmers are among the priorities the...

July 10, 2016

North’s Agriculture Minsiter to work with Dublin to forge a new relationship with Europe

North’s Agriculture Minsiter to work with Dublin to forge a new relationship with Europe

Following the Brexit referendum result, the North’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen has said that she will be engaging with...

July 3, 2016

Brexit: ‘You make your bed and you lie in it’

Brexit: ‘You make your bed and you lie in it’

Voting in the Brexit referendum was a personal choice – you make your bed and lie in it, Jim Nicholson...

July 2, 2016

North’s farmers to receive advanced CAP payments from October

North’s farmers to receive advanced CAP payments from October

Farmers in Northern Ireland are set to receive advanced CAP payments this year from October 16, the North’s Minister for...

July 2, 2016

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) are to receive a £150,000 grant to provide agricultural-related training and rural development promotion...

July 1, 2016

Under 16s in the North need a certificate to drive a tractor (courses now open)

Under 16s in the North need a certificate to drive a tractor (courses now open)

Tractor driving courses for 13-15-year-olds are up and running in Northern Ireland for the summer and are being run by...

June 30, 2016

£10m announced to improve Northern Ireland’s rural roads

£10m announced to improve Northern Ireland’s rural roads

Northern Ireland is to benefit from a £10m investment to improve the condition of the rural roads there, the Minister...

June 29, 2016

Bull shot following road traffic accident in the North

Bull shot following road traffic accident in the North

A bull was shot on the M1 motorway last night, after it became loose and members of the Police Service...

June 25, 2016

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

The third year of the badger Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) Project is to begin in a 100km area...

June 24, 2016

North’s Basic Payment won’t be cut to fund ANC Scheme – McIlveen

North’s Basic Payment won’t be cut to fund ANC Scheme – McIlveen

CAP Pillar I funds for farmers in Northern Ireland will not be reduced to fund future support to Areas of Natural...

June 23, 2016

Two months in prison for farmer who failed to dispose of carcasses

Two months in prison for farmer who failed to dispose of carcasses

An Enniskillen farmer has received two months imprisonment for causing unnecessary suffering to cattle and failure to dispose of animal carcasses....

June 21, 2016