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North’s Department of Agriculture to relocate to Derry

North’s Department of Agriculture to relocate to Derry

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Northern Ireland is moving its headquarters to Ballykelly, Co. Derry. DARD is relocating...

February 19, 2015

DARD to host on-farm renewable energy event

DARD to host on-farm renewable energy event

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Northern Ireland is hosting a ‘Practical On-farm Renewable Energy’ (POFRE) event...

February 16, 2015

Farm workers in Northern Ireland set for 2% pay rise

Farm workers in Northern Ireland set for 2% pay rise

Farm workers in Northern Ireland are set to receive a pay rise in the coming weeks according to an announcement...

January 14, 2015

Farmer convicted for transporting injured animal to factory

Farmer convicted for transporting injured animal to factory

A Tyrone farmer was fined in recent weeks after he was convicted of transporting an animal with a broken leg....

January 9, 2015

New restrictions for Northern farmers with environmentally sensitive grassland

New restrictions for Northern farmers with environmentally sensitive grassland

From January 1, 2015, farmers in Northern Ireland will not be allowed to plough or convert permanent grassland in areas...

December 17, 2014

New rules clamp down on missing cattle tags in Northern Ireland

New rules clamp down on missing cattle tags in Northern Ireland

Farmers in Northern Ireland have submitted a list of concerns to the Agriculture Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly in...

November 27, 2014

Northern beef farmers warned many face big losses under new CAP

Northern beef farmers warned many face big losses under new CAP

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said many beef farmers will have been starkly reminded that they face big losses...

November 21, 2014

Northern poultry farmers to get free campylobacter test kits

Northern poultry farmers to get free campylobacter test kits

A new scheme offering free campylobacter testing kits is being offered to independent poultry farmers in Northern Ireland. The initiative,...

November 20, 2014

Use of NI pork label by retailers welcomed

Use of NI pork label by retailers welcomed

The Ulster Farmers’ Union welcomed major retailers Tesco and Lidl show of support for local pork as both retailers roll...

October 5, 2014

NI farmers 2014 Single Farm Payment hit by exchange rate

NI farmers 2014 Single Farm Payment hit by exchange rate

Northern Ireland farmers will be disappointed with the levels of Single Farm Payment that they will receive this year according...

October 2, 2014

Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers announced in Northern Ireland

Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers announced in Northern Ireland

The ‘Grade 1 Minimum Rate’ of wages for local agricultural workers has been increased, with effect from October 1, 2014....

September 24, 2014

Ulster farmers label meeting with Tesco a “mixed bag”

Ulster farmers label meeting with Tesco a “mixed bag”

Following a meeting with representatives from Tesco to discuss a range of issues including: the crisis situation facing Northern Ireland’s...

September 22, 2014

Northern pig producers introduce DNA testing

Northern pig producers introduce DNA testing

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) in conjunction with Pig ReGen and the Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum have agreed to...

September 17, 2014

Break the silence on mental health issues – DARD

Break the silence on mental health issues – DARD

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has said that the provision of a dedicated suicide prevention officer...

October 30, 2013

DARD proposes voluntary Bovine Testing

DARD proposes voluntary Bovine Testing

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has launched a consultation on a proposal to introduce compulsory testing...

July 9, 2013