N.Ireland

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

Northern Ireland’s former Minister for Agriculture, Michelle O’Neill, has been re-elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly. According to Sinn Fein...

May 9, 2016

Imports of cull cows from Northern Ireland up 11% this year – LMC

Imports of cull cows from Northern Ireland up 11% this year – LMC

The number of Northern Irish cull cows crossing the border for slaughter in the Republic is up 11% on 2015...

May 8, 2016

How to plan the best route to the 2016 Balmoral Show

How to plan the best route to the 2016 Balmoral Show

Large crowds are expected at the 148th Balmoral Show which takes place in Lisburn next week from May 11 to...

May 7, 2016

Voluntary milk reduction programme losing support in Europe

Voluntary milk reduction programme losing support in Europe

A plan to allow dairy cooperatives and farmers to agree to cut milk production on a temporary basis is losing...

May 7, 2016

Ulster Farmers’ Union elects a new President

Ulster Farmers’ Union elects a new President

Barclay Bell was yesterday elected the new President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) at the union’s AGM. Bell, a...

April 28, 2016

Farm death – Man killed by bull in farming accident

Farm death – Man killed by bull in farming accident

A farmer has died in Northern Ireland after he was involved in a farm accident with a bull over the...

April 25, 2016

Dairy processors told to ‘think long and hard’ about further milk price cuts

Dairy processors told to ‘think long and hard’ about further milk price cuts

Dairy processors are being urged to think long and hard about the implications for farmer confidence if they are considering March...

April 18, 2016

Northern Irish store steer prices fall by £64/head this year – LMC

Northern Irish store steer prices fall by £64/head this year – LMC

Cattle prices in Northern Ireland have declined this year, with the prices paid for store steers dropping by £64 (€80)...

April 17, 2016

February milk production up 5.7% in Northern Ireland

February milk production up 5.7% in Northern Ireland

The volume of milk produced on farms in Northern Ireland in February increased by 5.7% compared to the corresponding month...

April 11, 2016

UFU calls on the Commission to re-register glyphosate

UFU calls on the Commission to re-register glyphosate

The Ulster Farmers’s Union (UFU) has called on the European Commission to re-register glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide...

April 10, 2016

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

The Ulster Farmers’ Union’s presidential elections which take place this month will focus on farmers’ profitability and sustainability, according to...

April 10, 2016

Northern Ireland’s store cattle exports almost reached £10m last year

Northern Ireland’s store cattle exports almost reached £10m last year

Northern Irish store cattle exports almost reached £10m (€12.50m) last year, recent figures from the Department of Agriculture and Rural...

April 5, 2016

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has announced the compensation rates for animals which test positive for brucellosis...

April 3, 2016

Northern Irish beef farmers are losing £1m a week – UFU

Northern Irish beef farmers are losing £1m a week – UFU

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland are losing £1m (€1.28m) each week, according to the UFU, due to a considerable reduction...

March 30, 2016

Farmers in the North urged to apply for flood relief

Farmers in the North urged to apply for flood relief

Farmers and other owners of flood-hit land and property in Northern Ireland are being advised by the North’s Department of...

March 26, 2016

Farmers meet Ulster Bank over sale of farm loans to vulture funds

Farmers meet Ulster Bank over sale of farm loans to vulture funds

The IFA and Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) met with Ulster Bank last week to raise concerns over the possible sale of...

March 22, 2016

Six cattle, including two calves, have been stolen in the North

Six cattle, including two calves, have been stolen in the North

Six cattle, including two calves, have been stolen from a farm in Mullaghbawn, south Armagh and the Police Service of...

March 21, 2016

Have an opinion on the North’s BSE status? DARD wants to hear from you

Have an opinion on the North’s BSE status? DARD wants to hear from you

A public consultation has been launched in the North seeking the views of those in the agri-food industry and the...

March 21, 2016