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Sheep numbers in the North reach highest level since 2004

Sheep numbers in the North reach highest level since 2004

The number of sheep in Northern Ireland last December was 1,363,500 head, the highest level on record since December 2004,...

February 23, 2017

Sheep farmer banned from owning animals and fined for animal welfare offences

Sheep farmer banned from owning animals and fined for animal welfare offences

A sheep farmer in Co. Antrim has been banned from owning animals and fined in £546 (€645) for animal welfare offences....

February 23, 2017

Applications to the North’s Environmental Farming Scheme to open soon

Applications to the North’s Environmental Farming Scheme to open soon

Online applications to Northern Ireland’s Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) are scheduled to open on Monday, February 27. The EFS is the Department...

February 22, 2017

Northern Ireland strives for BSE negligible risk status

Northern Ireland strives for BSE negligible risk status

Northern Ireland has been recommended for BSE negligible risk status by the World Organisation for Animal Health’s Scientific Commission. The...

February 22, 2017

Online applications only accepted in Northern Ireland from now on

Online applications only accepted in Northern Ireland from now on

All future applications for agri-schemes in Northern Ireland must be submitted online, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and...

February 14, 2017

New BVD compensation scheme in the North now open for claims

New BVD compensation scheme in the North now open for claims

A scheme targeting the removal of of BVD infected animals in the North is now open for claims, according to the...

February 8, 2017

Second case of bird flu found in Northern Ireland and ‘further cases are possible’

Second case of bird flu found in Northern Ireland and ‘further cases are possible’

A second case of bird flu or Avian Influenza has been identified in Northern Ireland, according to the Department of...

February 7, 2017

The 5 Ts to check on your bull before the breeding season

The 5 Ts to check on your bull before the breeding season

There are five key areas to check on your bull prior to the breeding season, according to Darryl Boyd from...

February 6, 2017

Tenure of the Agri-Food Strategy Board in the North extended

Tenure of the Agri-Food Strategy Board in the North extended

The Agri-Food Strategy Board has been given an extension to carry on working until May 31 by the Minister for...

January 29, 2017

Environmental Farming Scheme in the North due to open next month

Environmental Farming Scheme in the North due to open next month

The Environmental Farming Scheme in the North is due to open at the end of February, while a number of...

January 26, 2017

Farmer and haulier convicted and fined on animal welfare charge

Farmer and haulier convicted and fined on animal welfare charge

A farmer and a haulier were recently convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on a charge connected with the transportation of an...

January 25, 2017

Farmers run into BVD testing problems in Northern Ireland

Farmers run into BVD testing problems in Northern Ireland

Farmers must check that they have paid the required level of postage on calf tissue samples sent for BVD testing,...

January 23, 2017

Bird flu prevention zone extended in the North

Bird flu prevention zone extended in the North

The bird flu prevention zone in Northern Ireland, which was declared just before Christmas, has been extended until March 16....

January 20, 2017

Funding applications for food projects in the North available from tomorrow

Funding applications for food projects in the North available from tomorrow

Applications for funding for projects aimed at raising the profile of quality regional food in the North will be accepted...

January 19, 2017

North’s ‘beef from grass’ projects oversubscribed by nearly 170%

North’s ‘beef from grass’ projects oversubscribed by nearly 170%

Over 80 farmers in Northern Ireland have applied to take part in AgriSearch’s two new, on-farm research projects – an over-subscription...

January 16, 2017

Dairy sector in the North continues to reduce carbon footprint

Dairy sector in the North continues to reduce carbon footprint

The dairy farming sector in Northern Ireland has continued to reduce its carbon footprint, a report relating to greenhouse gas...

January 14, 2017

November milk price in the North close to 6c/L higher compared to 2015

November milk price in the North close to 6c/L higher compared to 2015

Dairy farmers in Northern Ireland have seen farm gate milk prices in November rise by 4.95p/L (5.8c/L) compared to the...

January 8, 2017

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

Badger cull on the cards for Northern Ireland

A badger control policy should be implemented in Northern Ireland to reduce the overall level of infection in the badger population,...

December 16, 2016