coronavirus

Covid-19: Calls for NI meat plant workers to be prioritised in vaccine roll-out

Covid-19: Calls for NI meat plant workers to be prioritised in vaccine roll-out

A key Stormont committee has urged Northern Ireland’s Health Minister to ensure meat-processing sector workers are prioritised in plans to...

December 16, 2020

Denmark to cull all mink due to coronavirus mutation

Denmark to cull all mink due to coronavirus mutation

The world’s largest producer of mink fur will cull all its mink after scientists discovered a mutation of coronavirus that...

November 5, 2020

Covid TB test easements to end in NI

Covid TB test easements to end in NI

Temporary measures to stop herds overdue their TB test because of Covid-19 disruption from being closed up are set to...

October 27, 2020

Poots opens £1.6 million ornamental horticulture support scheme

Poots opens £1.6 million ornamental horticulture support scheme

A financial support scheme to help Northern Ireland ornamental horticulture growers with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has opened...

October 15, 2020

Women in Dairy conference: Covid-19 is our chance to create a sustainable supply chain

Women in Dairy conference: Covid-19 is our chance to create a sustainable supply chain

How often, or when was the last time, you had a conversation about your farm’s emissions with your feed company?...

September 30, 2020

LAMMA show postponed for 2021

LAMMA show postponed for 2021

Organisers of LAMMA, one of the UK’s biggest machinery shows, have made the decision to push their 2021 event back...

September 30, 2020

Landowner handed hefty fine after holding wedding on farm

Landowner handed hefty fine after holding wedding on farm

A landowner was issued with a hefty £10,000 (€11,000) fine over a wedding at a farm in Leeds, England, at...

September 29, 2020

Payments for NI’s £18 million Covid-19 farm support fund to begin today

Payments for NI’s £18 million Covid-19 farm support fund to begin today

Payments for Northern Ireland’s £18 million Covid-19 farm support fund are set to begin today (Monday, September 28). More than 11,000...

September 28, 2020

4,000 eligible farmers still to apply for NI’s Covid-19 support fund

4,000 eligible farmers still to apply for NI’s Covid-19 support fund

Almost 4,000 farmers have still not responded to claim their share of Northern Ireland’s agricultural Covid-19 support money. Agriculture Minister...

September 16, 2020

Royal Bath & West Society cancels Dairy Show for 2020

Royal Bath & West Society cancels Dairy Show for 2020

Organisers have been forced to cancel one of England’s last hopes of an agricultural show before the end of 2020...

September 11, 2020

Cranswick’s Co. Antrim plant to reopen following 2-week closure

Cranswick’s Co. Antrim plant to reopen following 2-week closure

Cranswick Country Foods factory in Cullybackey, Co. Antrim, has reopened two weeks after authorities ordered it to close following an...

September 4, 2020

Speyside meat plant voluntarily suspends factory processing

Speyside meat plant voluntarily suspends factory processing

A meat plant in Scotland’s north-east has has opted to temporally close its production site for the next 14 days due...

September 2, 2020

Changes to be made to NI farming Covid-19 support payments

Changes to be made to NI farming Covid-19 support payments

Letters detailing offers of Covid-19 support money for Northern Ireland farmers are expected to arrive over the next few days....

August 31, 2020

New Covid-19 veterinary survey in September to gauge business impact

New Covid-19 veterinary survey in September to gauge business impact

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will issue the fourth iteration of its coronavirus impact survey next week to...

August 31, 2020

75 workers test positive for Covid-19 at Banham Poultry

75 workers test positive for Covid-19 at Banham Poultry

A total of 75 workers at a poultry plant in Norfolk have now tested positive for Covid-19 as part of...

August 28, 2020

Meat plant outbreak blamed as NI infection rate surpasses UK and Ireland

Meat plant outbreak blamed as NI infection rate surpasses UK and Ireland

A cluster at a meat plant in Co. Antrim and an increase in testing have been blamed for making Northern...

August 27, 2020

Rural youth organisations to appoint new ‘Covid officers’ in every club

Rural youth organisations to appoint new ‘Covid officers’ in every club

There will be no passing a mandarin from mouth to mouth at new members’ nights this year as the island’s...

August 25, 2020

Research: Covid-19 can potentially spread over 8m in meat processing facilities

Research: Covid-19 can potentially spread over 8m in meat processing facilities

Research based on the outbreak of Covid-19 at the Tonnies meat processing facility in Germany has suggested that Covid-19 can...

August 21, 2020