N.Ireland

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices on the rebound with further potential growth – Ulster Wool

Wool prices have strengthened considerably since the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic measures in countries around the world. However, British...

June 7, 2022

Tributes paid to farming contractor’s son who died following crash

Tributes paid to farming contractor’s son who died following crash

Tributes are being paid to a Co. Derry, Northern Ireland teenager, named locally as Max Boggs, who died following a...

June 7, 2022

DAERA funds new equipment for Mourne Mountain Rescue

DAERA funds new equipment for Mourne Mountain Rescue

Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots MLA has visited Castlewellan Forest Park where he saw at first-hand some...

June 7, 2022

No apologies for the late arrival of four-wheel drive

No apologies for the late arrival of four-wheel drive

Strange as it may now seem, four-wheel drive in the Ireland and the UK was often considered an unnecessary gimmick...

June 6, 2022

Sheep throughput and prices fall in Great Britain

Sheep throughput and prices fall in Great Britain

Sheep prices and throughput fell in Great Britain (GB) for the week ending May 21, the latest Agriculture and Horticulture...

June 4, 2022

Aramune Technologies raises £800k to scale and trial its first product

Aramune Technologies raises £800k to scale and trial its first product

Aramune Technologies has raised £800,000 of new equity funding to develop an industrial-scale process for manufacturing its first product. The...

June 4, 2022

Soil Nutrient Health Scheme ‘a major milestone’ for industry

Soil Nutrient Health Scheme ‘a major milestone’ for industry

Northern Ireland’s (NI’s) Soil Nutrient Health Scheme is now open for applications, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). The...

June 3, 2022

FAO: Wheat and poultry price indexes rose in May

FAO: Wheat and poultry price indexes rose in May

The price of wheat and poultry rose in May this year (2022), despite a modest decline in world food commodity...

June 3, 2022

Assessment of Mournes wildfire damage underway

Assessment of Mournes wildfire damage underway

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) and the Police Service...

June 2, 2022

Video: Pottinger 4-rotor rake in Co. Cork keeps the harvester happy

Video: Pottinger 4-rotor rake in Co. Cork keeps the harvester happy

Should you happen to have 1,000hp or so burbling away in your forage harvester, then you would naturally wish for...

June 1, 2022

DAERA co-funds agri-food and bioeconomy research projects

DAERA co-funds agri-food and bioeconomy research projects

Almost €11 million has been allocated to 12 research projects across the island of Ireland focusing on agri-food and the...

June 1, 2022

WPC: The spectre of famine now haunts the world

WPC: The spectre of famine now haunts the world

Delegates attending the 11th World Potato Congress (WPC) in Dublin, Ireland have been told that the spectre of famine now...

May 31, 2022

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

The Potash Development Association (PDA) is highlighting the growing prevalence of  ‘skewed’ soil testing results which it said is a...

May 30, 2022

NIFDA appoints George Mullan as new chairman

NIFDA appoints George Mullan as new chairman

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has appointed George Mullan as the organisation’s new chairman. Mullan is managing...

May 30, 2022

Ireland aims to have world’s most sustainable whiskey distilleries

Ireland aims to have world’s most sustainable whiskey distilleries

A new all-island roadmap published today (Monday, May 30) by the Irish Whiskey Association is aiming to make Irish distilleries...

May 30, 2022

Performance recording is the ‘true basis’ of sheep selection

Performance recording is the ‘true basis’ of sheep selection

Members of the UK Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) have been told that the selection of breeding sheep on the basis...

May 30, 2022

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self-propelled SAM sprayer

Machinery Focus: Switching to liquid fertiliser with self-propelled SAM sprayer

With the dramatic increase in fertiliser costs, the spotlight has been turned on its efficient use like never before, and...

May 28, 2022

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

German federal minister suggests cut in biofuels to enhance food security

A proposal made by a German federal minister suggests that global food-supply shortages could be eliminated by limiting the domestic...

May 28, 2022