Covid-19

NI agriculture minister halts all routine farm inspections

NI agriculture minister halts all routine farm inspections

All routine farm inspections will be paused until 30 April 2020, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Agriculture Edwin Poots has confirmed...

March 27, 2020

Feed the Nation: 11,000 sign up to ‘Land Army’ style scheme

Feed the Nation: 11,000 sign up to ‘Land Army’ style scheme

More than 11,000 people have signed up to a new ‘Land Army’ style scheme to help farms across the UK...

March 27, 2020

25,000 new customers sign up to Milk & More in unprecedented surge

25,000 new customers sign up to Milk & More in unprecedented surge

The UK’s largest milk and grocery doorstep delivery service, Milk & More, has launched a new recruitment drive as new...

March 27, 2020

Pirbright begins testing potential Covid-19 vaccines on animals

Pirbright begins testing potential Covid-19 vaccines on animals

The UK’s Pirbright Institute is to begin testing new coronavirus vaccines on animals to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Working...

March 26, 2020

Farmers asked to safeguard agri contractors during pandemic

Farmers asked to safeguard agri contractors during pandemic

Farmers have been asked to do what they can to protect agricultural contractors as UK Government implements stricter ‘stay at...

March 26, 2020

Peak District farmer assaulted by walker

Peak District farmer assaulted by walker

A farmer in Peak District has appealed for the UK to enter a total lockdown after he was reportedly punched...

March 26, 2020

JCB to extend UK production shutdown to ‘at least’ end of April

JCB to extend UK production shutdown to ‘at least’ end of April

JCB is suspending UK production until “at least” the end of April as a result of the Covid-19 crisis –...

March 25, 2020

Union launches employment service for labour shortage

Union launches employment service for labour shortage

Scotland’s farming union has launched a service to help fruit and vegetable growers recruit workers who have lost their jobs...

March 24, 2020

2020 Great Yorkshire Show cancelled

2020 Great Yorkshire Show cancelled

Organisers have been forced to call off the 2020 Great Yorkshire Show as the UK ramps up measures against Covid-19. The...

March 23, 2020

Scottish agriculture responds to the threat of Covid-19

Scottish agriculture responds to the threat of Covid-19

NFU Scotland president, Andrew McCormick, has issued a statement confirming that Scottish agriculture will be to the fore in making...

March 20, 2020

Royal Highland Show cancelled – amidst growing concerns over Covid-19

Royal Highland Show cancelled – amidst growing concerns over Covid-19

The Royal Highland Show – held each year just outside Edinburgh, Scotland – has been cancelled, amidst mounting concerns over Covid-19...

March 17, 2020

Newry and Lurgan shows cancelled, as well as UK Grassland & Muck event

Newry and Lurgan shows cancelled, as well as UK Grassland & Muck event

Covid-19 (coronavirus) continues to take its toll on the calendar of agricultural events. The latest cancellations in Northern Ireland include...

March 17, 2020