DAERA

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

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

PwC to review DAERA’s handling of whistleblower vet’s concerns

PwC to review DAERA’s handling of whistleblower vet’s concerns

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been appointed to carry out an external and independent review of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural...

May 27, 2022

DAERA urged to publish review of response to animal-welfare concerns

DAERA urged to publish review of response to animal-welfare concerns

The Ulster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has called on Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment, and...

April 26, 2022

Animal medicines seized by DAERA in Belfast depot

Animal medicines seized by DAERA in Belfast depot

Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have seized a quantity of illegal animal medicines following...

April 19, 2022

DAERA opens £1m rural business development grant aid fund

DAERA opens £1m rural business development grant aid fund

A scheme to help rural business to sustain, develop and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic will open on May 4,...

April 15, 2022

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

The new bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) does not address several key issues, according to a...

April 2, 2022

North’s pig industry is in deep crisis

North’s pig industry is in deep crisis

Large numbers of farmers in Northern Ireland are claiming that the pig industry is in deep crisis – one which...

March 7, 2022

RBST urges DAERA to reconsider 24 month beef policy

RBST urges DAERA to reconsider 24 month beef policy

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) has said that shortening the life of beef cattle in Northern Ireland to 24...

February 14, 2022

Farmer fined for breaching cattle movement regulations

Farmer fined for breaching cattle movement regulations

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been convicted and fined in court after pleading guilty to charges relating to the...

February 11, 2022

NI: £2.43bn gross output with dairy adding most value in 2021

NI: £2.43bn gross output with dairy adding most value in 2021

The total gross output for agriculture in Northern Ireland increased by 9% within one year reaching £2.43 billion in 2021,...

February 10, 2022

Views sought on Farming for Nature

Views sought on Farming for Nature

Northern Ireland‘s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking views on the proposed ‘Farming for Nature Package’...

February 9, 2022

Northern Ireland Protocol import inspections to remain in place

Northern Ireland Protocol import inspections to remain in place

Import inspections, linked to the application of the Northern Ireland Protocol, are to remain unchanged for at least the next...

February 4, 2022

DAERA seizes illegal veterinary medicines imported from Singapore

DAERA seizes illegal veterinary medicines imported from Singapore

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that they have seized a quantity of illegal veterinary...

February 4, 2022

NI Rural Micro Capital scheme surpasses £5 million mark

NI Rural Micro Capital scheme surpasses £5 million mark

The Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme has passed £5 million total allocated, Northern Ireland Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots has...

February 1, 2022

DAERA introduces cybersecurity course for farm families

DAERA introduces cybersecurity course for farm families

A new Farm Family Key Skills cybersecurity course, ‘Working Safe Online’ which aims to help farm families work safer online...

January 5, 2022

Over 80 bird flu cases in UK and Ireland since start of outbreak

Over 80 bird flu cases in UK and Ireland since start of outbreak

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has said that over 80 cases of bird flu have been...

January 5, 2022

DAERA publishes crop production estimates for 2021

DAERA publishes crop production estimates for 2021

Crop production estimates for the main cereal options and potatoes grown in Northern Ireland have been published for 2021, by...

December 22, 2021