Northern Ireland

Brexit deal must have strong cross-border dimension

Brexit deal must have strong cross-border dimension

A Brexit deal must be reached, which minimises any potential disruption in cross border trade on the island of Ireland,...

October 9, 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 Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland has applied for BSE Negligible Risk status after the north’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, submitted an application...

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

Under finished lambs now an issue in Northern Ireland

Under finished lambs now an issue in Northern Ireland

There has been an increase in the number of under finished lambs presenting for slaughter in Northern Ireland, according to...

October 1, 2016

6% fall in Northern Irish lamb imports in September

6% fall in Northern Irish lamb imports in September

There has been a 6% fall in the number of Northern Irish lambs crossing the border for direct slaughter in...

September 29, 2016

McIlveen confirms short-term benefits of Brexit for North’s farmers

McIlveen confirms short-term benefits of Brexit for North’s farmers

The recent 15% devaluation of Sterling against the euro is evidence that the short-term impact of Brexit on agriculture north...

September 22, 2016

Weaker Sterling sees Irish cattle exports to the North drop by 72%

Weaker Sterling sees Irish cattle exports to the North drop by 72%

A weaker Sterling and steady Northern Irish supplies have seen Irish cattle exports to the North decline by 72%, figures...

September 21, 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

Man (30s) dies following farm accident in Tyrone

Man (30s) dies following farm accident in Tyrone

A man in his 30s has died following a farm accident in Dungannon in Co Tyrone. The accident happened at...

September 12, 2016

Farmer fined £1,000 for causing unnecessary suffering to cow

Farmer fined £1,000 for causing unnecessary suffering to cow

A Co. Tyrone farmer has been convicted and fined £1,000, plus a £15 offender levy, for transporting a bovine animal...

September 5, 2016

60 new jobs for Tyrone at Dale Farm’s new cheese facility

60 new jobs for Tyrone at Dale Farm’s new cheese facility

Some 60 new jobs have been created by Dale Farm’s new cheese processing and packing facility in Co.Tyrone. Following a...

August 20, 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

‘British agri-food imports could be replaced by Northern Irish produce following Brexit’

‘British agri-food imports could be replaced by Northern Irish produce following Brexit’

There could be opportunities for Northern Irish produce to take the place of imported agri-food products in Britain following the Brexit vote,...

August 11, 2016

June milk production decreases year-on-year in Northern Ireland

June milk production decreases year-on-year in Northern Ireland

In June 2016, some 204.29m litres of milk was produced in Northern Ireland, which is a 5.2% drop in milk...

August 5, 2016

Northern food sector continues to grow, but farmers are losing out says UFU

Northern food sector continues to grow, but farmers are losing out says UFU

The rate of growth of Northern Ireland’s food and drinks processing sector has slowed, new figures from the Northern Ireland...

July 29, 2016

‘Reducing milk production will have little benefit in the long-run’

‘Reducing milk production will have little benefit in the long-run’

The proposed Voluntarily Milk Reduction Scheme will not benefit Northern Ireland’s dairy industry in the long-term, according to Ulster Farmers’...

July 22, 2016

How to spot and treat botulism as outbreaks continue in the North

How to spot and treat botulism as outbreaks continue in the North

Botulism is becoming more of a concern in Northern Ireland as outbreaks continue to occur, according to the Department of...

July 20, 2016