Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland to see £1m spent on rural broadband

Northern Ireland to see £1m spent on rural broadband

All rural broadband dwellers should have access to good broadband, the North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has said. The Minister...

June 3, 2015

North/South heifer price gap continues to narrow

North/South heifer price gap continues to narrow

Last week the beef heifer price differential between Northern Ireland and the Republic narrowed to 35.5c/kg, the latest Livestock and...

May 29, 2015

Weak euro sees 35% rise in prime cattle moving North

Weak euro sees 35% rise in prime cattle moving North

The continued weakness of the value of the euro relative to Sterling has continued to support an increase the number...

May 25, 2015

ROI/NI steer price differential narrows to 36.3p/kg

ROI/NI steer price differential narrows to 36.3p/kg

The differential in steer prices in Ireland and Northern Ireland last week was 36.3p/kg (51c/kg), according to the Livestock and...

May 25, 2015

New project to examine use of sexed semen on suckler farms

New project to examine use of sexed semen on suckler farms

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has launched a major new suckler beef research project involving 1000 breeding cattle on...

May 23, 2015

Young farmers have the chance to rear six calves and win £6,000

Young farmers have the chance to rear six calves and win £6,000

Young farmers in the North aged 12-16 years old will have the chance to rear their own calves to finish...

May 16, 2015

Farmer found guilty of animal cruelty but avoids jail

Farmer found guilty of animal cruelty but avoids jail

A Co. Antrim farmer has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after he was convicted of three charges of...

May 14, 2015

Going to Balmoral? Here’s how to get there and what to see at the show

Going to Balmoral? Here’s how to get there and what to see at the show

The 147th Balmoral Show takes place this week from May 13 to May 15, at Balmoral Park, Belfast. Lely is to...

May 12, 2015

Lambs die after their ears are cut off in ‘sick’ attack

Lambs die after their ears are cut off in ‘sick’ attack

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in Armagh says that they are investigating after two lambs on a farm...

May 11, 2015

Tyrone farmer fined for moving a sheep unfit for journey

Tyrone farmer fined for moving a sheep unfit for journey

A Northern Ireland farmer has been fined £500 by Craigavon Magistrates’ Court for transporting a sheep that was not fit for the...

May 6, 2015

The grass is no longer greener on the agri side of the fence in Northern Ireland

The grass is no longer greener on the agri side of the fence in Northern Ireland

There was a time when most sectors of the Northern Ireland economy looked on with envy at the environment in...

May 4, 2015

Farmer fined for causing unnecessary suffering to cow

Farmer fined for causing unnecessary suffering to cow

A Co. Antrim farmer has been fined £4,000 in court for causing unnecessary suffering to a bovine animal and for transporting the animal...

May 1, 2015

North’s Minister O’Neill to visit China for trade negotiations

North’s Minister O’Neill to visit China for trade negotiations

The North’s Agricultural Minister Michelle O’Neill is to visit China at the beginning of June to further trade negotiations between...

April 29, 2015

Broadleaf weeds remain a challenge on Co. Derry tillage farm

Broadleaf weeds remain a challenge on Co. Derry tillage farm

The current spell of good weather has significantly boosted the growth rate of winter barley crops – and some weeds...

April 28, 2015

Agricultural college to hold open day for upcoming courses

Agricultural college to hold open day for upcoming courses

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) will be holding an open day at their Northern Ireland Greenmount campus...

April 19, 2015

New rural funding programme for the North

New rural funding programme for the North

Grants of between £200 and £1,500 will be available to rural community organisations in Northern Ireland as part of the...

April 12, 2015

Northern meat processors slash beef prices by 20p/kg

Northern meat processors slash beef prices by 20p/kg

The decision by meat plants in Northern Ireland to pull the price of beef over the last number of weeks...

April 6, 2015

North/South steer price gap ‘noticibly wider’ than last year – LMC

North/South steer price gap ‘noticibly wider’ than last year – LMC

Last week the steer price differential between Northern Ireland and the Republic was €170 greater than the same week last...

March 30, 2015