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Cereal crops and potato production estimated to fall in the North this year

Cereal crops and potato production estimated to fall in the North this year

Production levels across all of the main cereal crops and potatoes is estimated to fall in the North this year,...

December 3, 2016

Bird keepers advised to ‘remain vigilant’ as bird flu hits parts of Europe

Bird keepers advised to ‘remain vigilant’ as bird flu hits parts of Europe

Effective bio-security measures by bird keepers are vital in protecting Northern Ireland against the threat of avian influenza, according to...

November 7, 2016

Maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the North increased to 5 years

Maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the North increased to 5 years

A new action plan aimed at improving animal welfare enforcement will see the maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the...

November 6, 2016

Fall in Northern Ireland’s milk production, milk price slightly up year-on-year

Fall in Northern Ireland’s milk production, milk price slightly up year-on-year

The level of milk production in Northern Ireland in September fell by 6.1% compared to the same month in 2015,...

November 4, 2016

Two farmers jailed in the North for animal welfare offences

Two farmers jailed in the North for animal welfare offences

Two farmers from Co. Armagh have been jailed following convictions for a range of animal welfare offences. Martha Toal from...

October 28, 2016

Winter planning information evenings organised for North’s farmers

Winter planning information evenings organised for North’s farmers

Following a wet summer in parts of Northern Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural affairs (DAERA) is organising...

October 16, 2016

Milk production levels in Northern Ireland fall by 5% in August

Milk production levels in Northern Ireland fall by 5% in August

The volume of milk produced on Northern Ireland farms in August of this year was 171.3m litres, 5.3% lower than August...

October 7, 2016

Northern farmers can spread slurry after closing date in exceptional circumstances

Northern farmers can spread slurry after closing date in exceptional circumstances

Northern Irish farmers can spread slurry beyond the closed period of October 15 in exceptional circumstances, the Department of Agriculture,...

October 4, 2016

£100,000 allocated for the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme

£100,000 allocated for the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme

There has been £100,000 made available for farmers under the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme, according to  Department of Agriculture Environment and...

October 3, 2016

70% of advance CAP payments to issue to North’s farmers in October

70% of advance CAP payments to issue to North’s farmers in October

Plans to issue a 70% advance of Basic and Greening Payments in October have been announced by Northern Ireland’s Minister...

September 17, 2016

Milk production in Northern Ireland falling, as prices still below those of 2015

Milk production in Northern Ireland falling, as prices still below those of 2015

In July the average farm gate price of milk in Northern Ireland, including retrospective bonuses, was 18.47p/l, falling by 0.45p/l compared...

September 3, 2016

‘Now is the ideal time to solve weed, pest and disease problems’

‘Now is the ideal time to solve weed, pest and disease problems’

The period between harvest and drilling next season’s crop provides a great opportunity to get on top of weed, pest...

August 31, 2016

Holidaymakers urged to avoid importing ‘devastating’ animal diseases

Holidaymakers urged to avoid importing ‘devastating’ animal diseases

Northern Irish holidaymakers have been warned about the risks of importing animal diseases from their holiday destinations. This warning comes...

August 15, 2016

‘Income crisis the number one issue facing farming families’

‘Income crisis the number one issue facing farming families’

Financial pressures are the number one issue facing the 12,000 farming families the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) represents, according to...

August 11, 2016

North’s beef farmers making £50 less than UK farmers on 380kg carcasses

North’s beef farmers making £50 less than UK farmers on 380kg carcasses

Over the past month, the price differential between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK for R3 grade cattle...

August 5, 2016

Two of the most potentially toxic pollution sources on farms this summer

Two of the most potentially toxic pollution sources on farms this summer

Farmers are being advised to be conscious that some of the worst waterways pollution happens over the summer months. Alan...

July 2, 2016

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) are to receive a £150,000 grant to provide agricultural-related training and rural development promotion...

July 1, 2016

First blight warning of the year for Northern Ireland

First blight warning of the year for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has been issued with its first potato blight warning for 2016 by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and...

June 15, 2016