N.Ireland

Alltech Europe VP: ‘Farmers are some of the most innovative in the world’

Alltech Europe VP: ‘Farmers are some of the most innovative in the world’

Necessity is the mother of invention was the overarching theme adopted by vice president of Europe at Alltech, Patrick Charlton, who...

May 6, 2022

Scientists find a new way to switch on dormant plant genes

Scientists find a new way to switch on dormant plant genes

Rothamsted scientists have found a new way to switch on dormant plant genes, one which does not require the insertion...

May 6, 2022

Experts warn that ‘excessive’ commodity speculation threatens food security

Experts warn that ‘excessive’ commodity speculation threatens food security

World leading food systems experts are today (Friday, May 6) warning “underlying rigidities, weaknesses and flaws in global food systems”...

May 6, 2022

Massey and Ford to feature at classic tractor sale

Massey and Ford to feature at classic tractor sale

Over 60 classic tractors will be offered for sale by Cheffins in Devon later this month as they take the...

May 5, 2022

UFU president calls for immediate re-establishment of Stormont Executive

UFU president calls for immediate re-establishment of Stormont Executive

The new president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), David Brown, is calling for the immediate re-establishment of the Stormont...

May 4, 2022

In-calf blue heifer sells for £10,000 at Jalex on-farm sale

In-calf blue heifer sells for £10,000 at Jalex on-farm sale

An in-calf Belgian Blue heifer took the top price of £10,000 at the Jalex on-farm sale on Saturday, April 30....

May 4, 2022

JCB launches new iCON control and interface system

JCB launches new iCON control and interface system

Always keen to keep up, JCB has just launched what it describes as its “all-new electronics infrastructure” which offers a...

May 3, 2022

What are the farming priorities in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections?

What are the farming priorities in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections?

Thursday of this week (May 5) sees voters in Northern Ireland going to the polls in the 2022 Stormont Assembly...

May 3, 2022

Fermanagh farmer elected new UFU president

Fermanagh farmer elected new UFU president

David Brown, a livestock farmers from Co. Fermanagh, has been elected the new president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU)....

May 3, 2022

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Lameness issues will impact on performance and already, cases of scald in lambs are becoming an issue on farms across the...

May 2, 2022

Over 70 tractors in latest Wilsons Bord na Móna auction

Over 70 tractors in latest Wilsons Bord na Móna auction

Wilsons will be auctioning over 70 tractors amongst 200 lots of surplus equipment to be disposed of at Bord na...

May 2, 2022

‘Spotlight On’ Amy who manages 1,600 employees at UK pork processor

‘Spotlight On’ Amy who manages 1,600 employees at UK pork processor

A new episode of ‘Spotlight On’, the series of behind-the-scenes videos about careers in the meat industry, showcases Amy Witham...

May 1, 2022

USPCA urges people to be aware of new puppy scam tactics

USPCA urges people to be aware of new puppy scam tactics

Northern Ireland animal welfare charity, the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA), has issued a warning...

May 1, 2022

Letter to the editor: Conflict must not overshadow climate concerns

Letter to the editor: Conflict must not overshadow climate concerns

While our thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine, some of the polarised arguments circulating in response to the...

May 1, 2022

Machinery Focus: Clover-rich swards usher in the belt rake

Machinery Focus: Clover-rich swards usher in the belt rake

Silage production in Ireland has always centred on grass, but should other plant species, such as clover, be more regularly...

April 30, 2022

Co. Down cereal grower questions the role of a Tillage Incentive Scheme

Co. Down cereal grower questions the role of a Tillage Incentive Scheme

A Co. Down cereal grower does not believe that a measure such as a Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) should be...

April 30, 2022

Dual wheels to make a comeback?

Dual wheels to make a comeback?

Dual wheels were, at one time, all the rage with tillage farmers, as the appreciation grew that the increasing weight...

April 29, 2022

Latest EFS application window opens for NI farmers

Latest EFS application window opens for NI farmers

The sixth tranche of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Higher Level is now open for applications, and will remain so...

April 29, 2022