Northern Ireland

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

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in Northern Ireland affected by the recent flooding will be able to apply for £1,000 financial aid under a new...

March 11, 2016

Northern Ireland’s 2016 Online Single application window now open

Northern Ireland’s 2016 Online Single application window now open

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced that the 2016 Online Single application system is now open. Minister O’Neill...

March 10, 2016

Narrowing of beef price to have little impact on cross-border trade – LMC

Narrowing of beef price to have little impact on cross-border trade – LMC

The narrowing of the Irish and Northern Irish beef price will have little impact on the cross-border beef trade, according...

March 9, 2016

Brexit fears for farming presented to Westminster

Brexit fears for farming presented to Westminster

A British secretary of State document presented to Westminster has publicly aired concerns about the impact of Brexit on Northern...

March 4, 2016

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland lose £2m due to over-age cattle – LMC

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland lose £2m due to over-age cattle – LMC

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland lost over £2m (€2.56m) in 2015 due to over-age animals, according to the Livestock and...

March 2, 2016

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

People who are found guilty of animal cruelty in Northern Ireland will now face much tougher penalties under the law....

March 1, 2016

Cow throughput in the North remains strong compared to Republic

Cow throughput in the North remains strong compared to Republic

Cow throughput at plants in Northern Ireland for the six week period ending February 20 stood at 11,289 head, the...

February 27, 2016

North’s Department of Agriculture relocation given the green light

North’s Department of Agriculture relocation given the green light

Planning permission has been granted for a new headquarters for the North’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). Permission...

February 25, 2016

Northern Ireland’s beef and dairy herd numbers up

Northern Ireland’s beef and dairy herd numbers up

The dairy herd in Northern Ireland stood at 313,600 cows in December 2015, a year-on-year increase of 2%, the latest figures...

February 25, 2016

North’s farmers must be highly efficient against volatility – Danske Bank

North’s farmers must be highly efficient against volatility – Danske Bank

Farmers and food producers in Northern Ireland must be highly efficient if they are to overcome challenges caused by ongoing global...

February 19, 2016

Where now for TB eradication in Northern Ireland?

Where now for TB eradication in Northern Ireland?

The incidence of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) in Northern Ireland, based on the number of infected animals identified at time of...

February 14, 2016

No solutions served up at crisis dairy meeting in Belfast

No solutions served up at crisis dairy meeting in Belfast

UFU president Ian Marshall has described the outworking of this week’s crisis dairy meeting in Belfast as an opportunity for all parties...

February 12, 2016

Four-day Balmoral Show on the cards from 2017

Four-day Balmoral Show on the cards from 2017

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) will shortly decide on whether or not Balmoral Show should be extended from its...

February 12, 2016

Northern farmers face new compulsory purchase measures

Northern farmers face new compulsory purchase measures

Farmers in Northern Ireland are facing new regulations around compulsory purchase orders, which would bring them in line with England...

February 11, 2016

Up to 16c/kg difference in the beef price quoted and paid in Northern Ireland

Up to 16c/kg difference in the beef price quoted and paid in Northern Ireland

A recent analysis by the Livestock and Meat Commission in Northern Ireland has found a notable differential in quoted prices...

February 9, 2016

Appeal for information after 30 calves stolen from farm

Appeal for information after 30 calves stolen from farm

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is appealing for information regarding the theft of 30 calves from a farm...

February 8, 2016

‘Northern dairy farmers should not have to cut production’

‘Northern dairy farmers should not have to cut production’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is not supporting calls for dairy farmers in Northern Ireland to cut back production levels,...

February 7, 2016