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NI indepth: How a Dutch retail chain inspired NI Farm Quality Assurance

NI indepth: How a Dutch retail chain inspired NI Farm Quality Assurance

Trade tariffs, red tape and traceability concerns could make quality assurance programmes all the more important post-Brexit. But trade and...

November 28, 2017

Food scares among the biggest threats to farmers’ livelihoods

Food scares among the biggest threats to farmers’ livelihoods

Food scares are among the biggest threats to Irish farming, agri-food expert Prof. Patrick Wall warned farmers and industry leaders...

November 13, 2017

Time for farmers to stop talking about the ‘green image’ of farming

Time for farmers to stop talking about the ‘green image’ of farming

Irish farmers should stop talking about the “green image” of farming and assert it as reality, renowned agri-food researcher Prof. Patrick...

November 8, 2017

This Farming Life’s Bobby Lennox to lead bill at sheep producer event

This Farming Life’s Bobby Lennox to lead bill at sheep producer event

Scottish sheep producer Bobby Lennox, who starred on hit agricultural TV show This Farming Life, is set to head the line-up...

November 7, 2017

Farmers ‘walk the line’ to see how their cattle square up

Farmers ‘walk the line’ to see how their cattle square up

Coleraine-based WD Meats hosted a ‘walk-the-line’ event for farmer-suppliers this week. The demonstration, which allowed the visitors to assess cattle...

June 3, 2017

BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern Ireland should boost returns – LMC

BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern Ireland should boost returns – LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) Chief Executive Ian Stevenson has welcomed the attainment of BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern...

June 1, 2017

LMC to play key role within new food marketing body for NI

LMC to play key role within new food marketing body for NI

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) will play a critically important role as part of the over-arching responsibilities assumed by...

April 21, 2017

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

The total number of sheep slaughtered in Northern Ireland during 2017 to date is up 4% on the corresponding period...

March 19, 2017

Limousin and Charolais lead the way in Northern calf registrations

Limousin and Charolais lead the way in Northern calf registrations

Limousin and Charolais accounted for 52.3% of calf registrations in Northern Ireland in 2016, figures from the Livestock and Meat Commission...

January 17, 2017

Beef price gap between the North and the Republic widens again

Beef price gap between the North and the Republic widens again

The price differential between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for an R3 grade heifer carcass continued to widen...

December 6, 2016

North/south R3 heifer beef price difference jumps to nearly €100

North/south R3 heifer beef price difference jumps to nearly €100

Farmers in Northern Ireland were getting close on €100 more for 280kg R3 heifer carcasses than farmers down south during...

November 29, 2016

4 things to remember when transporting livestock

4 things to remember when transporting livestock

Under transport legislation livestock must be fit for an intended journey before the journey starts and the livestock must also...

October 16, 2016

North/south heifer price differential widens to almost 13c/kg

North/south heifer price differential widens to almost 13c/kg

The price differential of R3 grade heifers between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland widened to 12.9c/kg for the...

September 14, 2016

North/south heifer price differential narrows again

North/south heifer price differential narrows again

The price differential between R3 grade heifers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland narrowed to 3.4c/kg for the...

August 25, 2016

Over 21,000 more calves registered in Northern Ireland so far this year

Over 21,000 more calves registered in Northern Ireland so far this year

The total number of calves registered in Northern Ireland up until the end of July increased by over 21,000 compared to...

August 14, 2016

Imports of Northern Irish cattle remain at low levels

Imports of Northern Irish cattle remain at low levels

Imports of cattle from Northern Ireland for further production in the Republic recorded an increase during 2015 but remain a much...

March 12, 2016

Imports of northern hoggets increase 34% in February due to stronger euro – LMC

Imports of northern hoggets increase 34% in February due to stronger euro – LMC

The number of hoggets crossing the border for slaughter in Ireland has jumped by 34% in February of this year...

March 12, 2016

38% of Northern Irish steer carcasses fail to met retail spec – LMC

38% of Northern Irish steer carcasses fail to met retail spec – LMC

About 38% of the steers slaughtered in Northern Ireland this year do not meet the requirements of the retail specification,...

March 7, 2016