N.Ireland

Farmer fined for causing unnecessary suffering to cow

Farmer fined for causing unnecessary suffering to cow

A Co. Antrim farmer has been fined £4,000 in court for causing unnecessary suffering to a bovine animal and for transporting the animal...

May 1, 2015

North’s Minister O’Neill to visit China for trade negotiations

North’s Minister O’Neill to visit China for trade negotiations

The North’s Agricultural Minister Michelle O’Neill is to visit China at the beginning of June to further trade negotiations between...

April 29, 2015

Agricultural college to hold open day for upcoming courses

Agricultural college to hold open day for upcoming courses

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will be holding an open day at their Northern Ireland Greenmount campus...

April 19, 2015

New rural funding programme for the North

New rural funding programme for the North

Grants of between £200 and £1,500 will be available to rural community organisations in Northern Ireland as part of the...

April 12, 2015

50 ride-on JCB vehicles for kids and a 6,000sq ft track to open

50 ride-on JCB vehicles for kids and a 6,000sq ft track to open

JCB Young Drivers Zone will open at Junction One Outlet and Retail Park in Antrim next month, making it the...

April 11, 2015

Northern meat processors slash beef prices by 20p/kg

Northern meat processors slash beef prices by 20p/kg

The decision by meat plants in Northern Ireland to pull the price of beef over the last number of weeks...

April 6, 2015

North’s dairy herd increases by 5.2% while beef herd drops by 5.6%

North’s dairy herd increases by 5.2% while beef herd drops by 5.6%

As of June 2014, there were 294,200 dairy cows in Northern Ireland, an increase of 5.2% from 2013, figures from the...

March 27, 2015

Balmoral Show to grow 10% this year

Balmoral Show to grow 10% this year

Balmoral Show will record a 10% year-on-year growth, according to Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Chief Executive Colin McDonald. “This figure...

March 26, 2015

Live milking event at May’s Balmoral Show

Live milking event at May’s Balmoral Show

Lely, the robotic milking manufacturers, will host a live milking exhibition at the 2015 Balmoral Show, the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society...

March 24, 2015

North’s Single Application process launched

North’s Single Application process launched

Northern Ireland’s Single Application process has opened for 2015, Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced. The Single Application online service is...

March 20, 2015

North’s farmers urged to complete survey to help assess their support needs

North’s farmers urged to complete survey to help assess their support needs

Northern Ireland farmers are being urged to complete the Whole Farm Needs Assessment Survey (WFNA) by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). UFU...

March 19, 2015

Northern Ireland to host international agriculture conference

Northern Ireland to host international agriculture conference

The Ulster Farmers’ Union will host the 37th biennial North American and European Union Agricultural Conference on the 22-23 October...

March 12, 2015

North to have its own agri-food marketing body

North to have its own agri-food marketing body

Northern Ireland is set to have its own agri-food marketing body, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has said....

March 7, 2015

Official brucellosis free status within North’s grasp says UFU

Official brucellosis free status within North’s grasp says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the announcement from Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill that there has not been a case...

March 4, 2015

BBC Northern Ireland promises dedicated farming slot

BBC Northern Ireland promises dedicated farming slot

Following BBC Northern Ireland’s announcement of its plans for agriculture coverage, Ulster Farmers’ Union President Ian Marshall has said that...

March 3, 2015

Know what animal is most likely to visit your farm unannounced? And it’s not a badger

Know what animal is most likely to visit your farm unannounced? And it’s not a badger

A new study of badger behaviour on Northern Ireland farms found that badgers are more likely to visit farmyards in...

February 27, 2015

Record number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland

Record number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland dairy herd currently has the highest cow numbers on record, with 306,300 cows on record. Results of an...

February 26, 2015

Re-appointment of the North’s Agri-Food Strategy Board ‘a positive move’

Re-appointment of the North’s Agri-Food Strategy Board ‘a positive move’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has said the decision by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster to reappoint...

February 25, 2015