Northern Ireland

UFU voices concerns over mislabelling of red meat

UFU voices concerns over mislabelling of red meat

Concerns about the mislabelling of red meat in Northern Ireland were highlighted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) at a...

November 21, 2015

Dairy farmers in the North start to receive EU aid payments

Dairy farmers in the North start to receive EU aid payments

Dairy farmers in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK started to receive their EU aid payments, two weeks...

November 18, 2015

Farmec appointed Sulky distributors for Northern Ireland

Farmec appointed Sulky distributors for Northern Ireland

Farmec Ireland Ltd. has been appointed as exclusive distributors for all Sulky products in Northern Ireland. Farmec has been the exclusive Sulky...

November 15, 2015

Police return tractor to owner; after it was spotted being driven around estate

Police return tractor to owner; after it was spotted being driven around estate

A New Holland tractor has been returned to its owner after it was stolen by thieves and rammed through a...

November 10, 2015

Children are a major casualty on Irish farms: 105 children died on Northern farms since 1968

Children are a major casualty on Irish farms: 105 children died on Northern farms since 1968

Between 1968 and November 2015 there’s been 485 farming-related deaths in Northern Ireland, Malcolm Downey of the Health and Safety Executive...

November 7, 2015

‘Balanced dairy markets can deliver a 26p/L (36c/L) farmgate price’

‘Balanced dairy markets can deliver a 26p/L (36c/L) farmgate price’

United Dairy Farmers’ CEO David Dobbin has said that international dairy markets will deliver an average farmgate price of around...

November 2, 2015

Just 4% of Northern Ireland farmers are under 35

Just 4% of Northern Ireland farmers are under 35

Just 4% of Northern Ireland farmers are under the age of 35, according to the EU Farm Structures survey for...

October 28, 2015

8-year-old boy now ‘stable’ after falling from tractor

8-year-old boy now ‘stable’ after falling from tractor

An eight-year-old boy who fell from a tractor in Co. Antrim on Monday morning is now ‘stable‘ in hospital, a...

October 27, 2015

Northern lambs slaughtered in the Republic falls below 40%

Northern lambs slaughtered in the Republic falls below 40%

The numbers of lambs exported live from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland for direct slaughter have moved back...

October 26, 2015

Nextgen Biopesticides named agri-inventor of the year

Nextgen Biopesticides named agri-inventor of the year

Nextgen Biopesticides, a company which uses selective breeding approaches to develop effective and safe biopesticides for the control of crop...

October 24, 2015

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Gerry Maguire, Director of Slaney Foods, has been appointed to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) by the North’s Minister...

October 22, 2015

North to lift age of eligibility for brucellosis testing on October 19

North to lift age of eligibility for brucellosis testing on October 19

Northern Ireland is to lift the age of eligibility for brucellosis testing to 24 months from 12 months on October 19,...

October 8, 2015

‘Drones will be spotting frost damage and diseases in crops soon’

‘Drones will be spotting frost damage and diseases in crops soon’

Tillage farmers in Canada are currently using drones with mounted cameras to gauge disease levels and frost damage in a...

October 4, 2015

Throughput of lambs in the North 8% ahead of September 2014

Throughput of lambs in the North 8% ahead of September 2014

The plants in Northern Ireland have reported good supplies of lambs coming forward for slaughter with 13,314 lambs killed in...

October 2, 2015

Northern Ireland milk production up 3.1% as milk price falls 31.6%

Northern Ireland milk production up 3.1% as milk price falls 31.6%

Milk production in Northern Ireland in August 2015 was 180.15m litres, up 3.1% year-on-year, statistics from the Department of Agriculture...

October 1, 2015

Northern farmers say supply chain failing to provide for beef farmers

Northern farmers say supply chain failing to provide for beef farmers

The scale of the beef price differential between Northern Ireland and Great Britain has become a significant concern, according to...

September 26, 2015

North’s dairy aid package worth €1,920 to each dairy farmer

North’s dairy aid package worth €1,920 to each dairy farmer

The average dairy farmer in Northern Ireland is set to receive an average of €1,920 from the North’s £5.1m dairy...

September 25, 2015

Imports of Northern lamb for slaughter up 4% on 2014

Imports of Northern lamb for slaughter up 4% on 2014

During the 12 weeks ending September 19, 2015 a total of 72,481 lambs were imported from Northern Ireland for direct...

September 25, 2015