Northern Ireland

‘I would always be out’: NI sheep farmer shares his story ahead of pride

‘I would always be out’: NI sheep farmer shares his story ahead of pride

“I knew I wanted to work with animals and then my parents said, why not start a farm, and I...

June 25, 2022

Potential foot and mouth case in UK a ‘concern’ for Irish farmers

Potential foot and mouth case in UK a ‘concern’ for Irish farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that a suspected case of foot and mouth disease on a pig farm...

June 24, 2022

New environmental course for GCSE/AS-level students in NI

New environmental course for GCSE/AS-level students in NI

General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and Advanced Subsidiary (AS)-level secondary school students in Northern Ireland will be able to...

June 23, 2022

Farmers in Northern Ireland urged to apply for Soil Nutrient Health Scheme

Farmers in Northern Ireland urged to apply for Soil Nutrient Health Scheme

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging all eligible farmers to apply for the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) without...

June 22, 2022

Outstanding Holstein cow sweeps the boards at Ballymena Show

Outstanding Holstein cow sweeps the boards at Ballymena Show

An outstanding Holstein cow carried the day at this year’s Ballymena Show. The event attracted a tremendous turnout of livestock....

June 21, 2022

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading foresters has confirmed the positive potential of tree planting as a frontline response for agriculture,...

June 20, 2022

ARCZero project hosts its first farm walk

ARCZero project hosts its first farm walk

The first of seven ARCZero farm walks was recently hosted by Roger and Hilary Bell, who hail from Kells, Co....

June 20, 2022

Getting to grips with sheep scab in Northern Ireland

Getting to grips with sheep scab in Northern Ireland

A soon-to-be published academic paper will confirm the significance of the challenge posed by sheep scab in Northern Ireland. The...

June 17, 2022

Maximising milk from grass in south Tyrone

Maximising milk from grass in south Tyrone

Father and son team, Philip and David Clarke, milk 84 crossbred cows, all spring calving, between Ballygawley and Augher in...

June 17, 2022

What changes are proposed for the NI Protocol?

What changes are proposed for the NI Protocol?

The Northern Ireland (NI) Protocol Bill references four principal legislative changes to the previously agreed Brexit arrangements. These are: The...

June 14, 2022

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

Early season potatoes in Northern Ireland have enjoyed almost uninterrupted growth since planting back in the spring. “That’s a pretty...

June 14, 2022

30% increase in exports of NI lambs to the ROI

30% increase in exports of NI lambs to the ROI

Exports of lambs from Northern Ireland (NI) to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in 2022 are up 30% on 2021,...

June 14, 2022

Renegotiating NI Protocol is ‘unrealistic’ – EU Commission

Renegotiating NI Protocol is ‘unrealistic’ – EU Commission

Vice president of the European (EU) Commission, Maros Sefcovic has ruled out renegotiating the Northern Ireland Protocol. The British government...

June 14, 2022

Research: Climate obligations may force cap on NI livestock numbers

Research: Climate obligations may force cap on NI livestock numbers

Climate change obligations may limit livestock numbers in Northern Ireland, according to recent research and modelling. Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute...

June 13, 2022

IFA: Farmers concerned over proposed NI protocol changes

IFA: Farmers concerned over proposed NI protocol changes

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that there is increasing concern among farmers about proposed changes to the Northern...

June 12, 2022

Lamb prices up 36p/kg on last year in Northern Ireland

Lamb prices up 36p/kg on last year in Northern Ireland

Deadweight lamb prices in Northern Ireland (NI) are up 36p/kg on this time last year recent figures show. According to...

June 12, 2022

NIFDA: ‘Scrapping’ the NI Protocol ‘would set us back’

NIFDA: ‘Scrapping’ the NI Protocol ‘would set us back’

Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has said that abandoning the Northern Ireland Protocol would set the industry back....

June 10, 2022

Westminster urged to match Brussels’ support for EU agriculture

Westminster urged to match Brussels’ support for EU agriculture

Farmers for Action’s (FFA) William Taylor has said that Westminster must match the additional support commitment recently confirmed by Brussels...

June 7, 2022