N.Ireland

UFU to storm Stormont on Friday

UFU to storm Stormont on Friday

The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) has announced that it is to co-ordinate a major demonstration of the wider agri-food industry...

September 2, 2015

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

The number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland increased by 6% in June 2015 on June last year to 311,500...

August 28, 2015

No immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis – UFU President

No immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis – UFU President

There is no immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis and it is a “real and deep financial crisis” for...

August 27, 2015

Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Plan approved by Commission

Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Plan approved by Commission

Northern Ireland’s £623m Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 has been approved by the European Commission. This Rural Development Plan approval...

August 27, 2015

O’Neill calls on EU to support North’s farmers

O’Neill calls on EU to support North’s farmers

The EU needs to act swiftly to support farmers in Northern Ireland, according to the North’s Agricultural Minister Michelle O’Neill....

August 24, 2015

Stolen lambs warning: poisonous to eat

Stolen lambs warning: poisonous to eat

Police in Dungannon are appealing for information following the theft of 16 lambs in the Eglish Road area on the...

August 23, 2015

Former horticulture student and tutor scoop silver in Brazil

Former horticulture student and tutor scoop silver in Brazil

Jonathan Gill and Colin McKnight of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have won a Silver Medal at...

August 23, 2015

Northern farmers plan major protest outside EU Belfast offices

Northern farmers plan major protest outside EU Belfast offices

The Farmers For Action (FFA) group in Northern Ireland is holding a major protest outside the EU Offices on the Dublin Road...

August 23, 2015

Farm Madness mud run for North’s ploughing championships

Farm Madness mud run for North’s ploughing championships

The first agricultural themed mud run in Northern Ireland, Farm Madness, will take place at the Northern Ireland Ploughing Championships...

August 22, 2015

Ulster Bank to remain main sponsor of Balmoral Show

Ulster Bank to remain main sponsor of Balmoral Show

Ulster Bank is to remain the principal sponsor of the Balmoral Show until at least 2018, the bank has announced....

August 21, 2015

Call for all food retailers in Northern Ireland to pay ‘sustainable prices’

Call for all food retailers in Northern Ireland to pay ‘sustainable prices’

Ulster Farmers Union Chief Executive Wesley Aston is calling on retailers in Northern Ireland to pay realistic prices for all...

August 18, 2015

400 piglets and 32 sows killed in Co. Tyrone farm fire

400 piglets and 32 sows killed in Co. Tyrone farm fire

Some 400 piglets and 32 sows have been killed in a fire on a Co. Tyrone farm, according to the...

August 13, 2015

Northern Ireland summit to address ‘serious difficulties’ facing dairy farmers

Northern Ireland summit to address ‘serious difficulties’ facing dairy farmers

The Ulster Farmers Union is holding a summit for dairy farmers and the dairy industry on Thursday 27 August at...

August 13, 2015

‘Collaborative approach needed to address milk price concerns’

‘Collaborative approach needed to address milk price concerns’

The dairy sector needs a collaborative approach to address milk prices concerns, according to the North’s Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill....

August 9, 2015

North’s Ploughing Championship to return to Balmoral Park

North’s Ploughing Championship to return to Balmoral Park

Northern Ireland’s Ploughing Championships are to return to Balmoral Park this year for the seventy-second running of the event. This...

August 8, 2015

‘Northern arable farmers going into autumn facing losses on crops’

‘Northern arable farmers going into autumn facing losses on crops’

Many arable farmers will go into the autumn and winter of 2015 nursing potential losses on their crops, according to...

August 7, 2015

Second pig farm in Northern Ireland to have output of 40,000 pigs

Second pig farm in Northern Ireland to have output of 40,000 pigs

Plans have been submitted for a new pig farm in Northern Ireland which could see over 40,000 pigs going through...

July 22, 2015

Farmer facing fine – for smoking in his tractor cab

Farmer facing fine – for smoking in his tractor cab

A Co. Antrim farmer could be facing a fine of up to £1,000 after he was found smoking in his...

July 21, 2015