Northern Ireland

‘Spotlight On’ Amy who manages 1,600 employees at UK pork processor

‘Spotlight On’ Amy who manages 1,600 employees at UK pork processor

A new episode of ‘Spotlight On’, the series of behind-the-scenes videos about careers in the meat industry, showcases Amy Witham...

May 1, 2022

Co. Down cereal grower questions the role of a Tillage Incentive Scheme

Co. Down cereal grower questions the role of a Tillage Incentive Scheme

A Co. Down cereal grower does not believe that a measure such as a Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) should be...

April 30, 2022

Latest EFS application window opens for NI farmers

Latest EFS application window opens for NI farmers

The sixth tranche of the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Higher Level is now open for applications, and will remain so...

April 29, 2022

The Fast and the Farmer-ish now casting for season two

The Fast and the Farmer-ish now casting for season two

The Fast and the Farmer-ish is looking for teams of three to take part in the television show’s second season....

April 28, 2022

DAERA urged to publish review of response to animal-welfare concerns

DAERA urged to publish review of response to animal-welfare concerns

The Ulster Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has called on Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment, and...

April 26, 2022

Report identifies cross-border opportunities for sustainable agriculture

Report identifies cross-border opportunities for sustainable agriculture

To achieve international climate objectives and to keep 1.5°C of global warming within reach, engaging with agriculture is vital, according...

April 22, 2022

Leave No Trace Ireland joins NI Environment Link

Leave No Trace Ireland joins NI Environment Link

Leave No Trace (LNT) Ireland has become a member of the Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) and will now work...

April 21, 2022

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championship returns to Balmoral

The Six Nations Blade Sheep Shearing Championship will return to this year’s Balmoral Show, which take place from May 11-14,...

April 20, 2022

LMC: Red meat sales from NI to rest of UK total £1bn

LMC: Red meat sales from NI to rest of UK total £1bn

The Northern Ireland Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) has completed its activities for the 2021/2022 financial year, indicating that red...

April 19, 2022

Rory Best urges public to respect outdoor spaces used for agriculture

Rory Best urges public to respect outdoor spaces used for agriculture

As a well-known farmer and former international rugby player, Rory Best, is adding his voice to the 2022 ‘Right Side...

April 19, 2022

Quotes for spring lambs at 630-635p/kg in NI

Quotes for spring lambs at 630-635p/kg in NI

Small numbers of spring lambs have been coming on stream in Northern Ireland (NI) and quotes this past week have...

April 18, 2022

Research: Multi-year management plan needed for leatherjackets

Research: Multi-year management plan needed for leatherjackets

Leatherjackets are causing significant challenges for farmers in the western region of Northern Ireland as they struggle to manage the...

April 15, 2022

Fermanagh farmer fined for water pollution offences

Fermanagh farmer fined for water pollution offences

A farmer from Co. Fermanagh has been convicted at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court for water pollution offences that caused fish kill....

April 14, 2022

NI: Farmers For Action issues farmgate-supply warning for food processors

NI: Farmers For Action issues farmgate-supply warning for food processors

Farmers For Action (FFA) has issued a farmgate-supply warning for corporate and co-op food processors in Northern Ireland (NI) amid...

April 12, 2022

Northern Ireland hogget prices continue upward trajectory

Northern Ireland hogget prices continue upward trajectory

Liveweight and deadweight hogget prices in Northern Ireland (NI) are continuing in an upward trajectory, with spring lamb quotes now...

April 11, 2022

NIFDA calls red diesel restrictions a ‘tax on food’

NIFDA calls red diesel restrictions a ‘tax on food’

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has said that the incoming restrictions on rebated (red) diesel will essentially...

April 5, 2022

Armagh farmer sentenced for failure to isolate TB reactors

Armagh farmer sentenced for failure to isolate TB reactors

A farmer from Co. Armagh has been sentenced for failure to comply with notice to isolate tuberculosis (TB) reactors. Philip...

April 4, 2022

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

NI: Solicitor says bovine TB eradication strategy lacks key issues

The new bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) does not address several key issues, according to a...

April 2, 2022