Opinion

Opinion: Thank goodness for blight warning after cold days at Balmoral

Opinion: Thank goodness for blight warning after cold days at Balmoral

I mean no harm to potato growers, but I was never so glad to hear that a blight warning has...

May 13, 2022

Letter to the editor: Conflict must not overshadow climate concerns

Letter to the editor: Conflict must not overshadow climate concerns

While our thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine, some of the polarised arguments circulating in response to the...

May 1, 2022

Opinion: Calculating the value of conditioning

Opinion: Calculating the value of conditioning

We all know that conditioning accelerates the wilting of the crop in the field, which in turn increases fermentation and...

April 14, 2022

Opinion: It’s not all bad news, where agriculture is concerned

Opinion: It’s not all bad news, where agriculture is concerned

Let’s be honest, despite all the headlines, it’s not all bad news where agriculture is concerned at the present time....

April 11, 2022

Opinion: UFU surely welcomes changes to bTB regulations

Opinion: UFU surely welcomes changes to bTB regulations

By all accounts, it has been a marvellous start to the year for the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and its...

March 28, 2022

Opinion: What does future sustainability look like for Irish farmers?

Opinion: What does future sustainability look like for Irish farmers?

Here’s an interesting conundrum – what does sustainability really look like for Irish farmers into the future? Yes, I know...

March 16, 2022

Opinion: Beef export opportunities will beckon in the UK

Opinion: Beef export opportunities will beckon in the UK

There is now a growing belief that beef export opportunities will beckon in the UK for Irish meat processers over...

March 15, 2022

Opinion: NI greenhouse gas emission projections tell a shocking tale

Opinion: NI greenhouse gas emission projections tell a shocking tale

The latest greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projections for Northern Ireland (NI) confirm that agriculture is lagging behind the rest of...

March 8, 2022

Farming must have ‘zero tolerance’ for animal cruelty

Farming must have ‘zero tolerance’ for animal cruelty

The term ‘animal cruelty’ is a very emotive one and, no doubt, will jar with every farmer reading this article....

February 18, 2022

Opinion: Gene editing is Frankenstein science

Opinion: Gene editing is Frankenstein science

Gene editing (GE), as defined by the latest UK legislation, is ‘Frankenstein science’ and should be called out as such, in...

January 28, 2022

Opinion: Stay safe on farms over the festive period

Opinion: Stay safe on farms over the festive period

The need to stay safe will always be a priority for farmers and all their family members, so cutting corners...

December 29, 2021

Opinion: Sorting out NI Protocol should be a ‘slam dunk’ affair

Opinion: Sorting out NI Protocol should be a ‘slam dunk’ affair

If Lizz Truss MP has any gumption, it shouldn’t take her too long to wrap up the small matter that...

December 20, 2021

Opinion: Winter Fair is a truly all-island dairy spectacular

Opinion: Winter Fair is a truly all-island dairy spectacular

Image: EASYFIX’s Enda Corrigan (left) and Cillian Droney (second left) chatting to Robert (right) and Reuben Williamson from Co. Monaghan...

December 15, 2021

Opinion: ‘The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow’ for COP26

Opinion: ‘The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow’ for COP26

By Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots. In January 2020, ‘The New Decade, New Approach’...

October 28, 2021

Opinion: Has COP26 too many commercial backers?

Opinion: Has COP26 too many commercial backers?

I have just had a quick look at the COP26 website, prepared by the UK government for the upcoming UN...

October 11, 2021

A decade of success for LMC in Northern Ireland

A decade of success for LMC in Northern Ireland

The recent Balmoral Show marked the tenth anniversary of Ian Stevenson’s appointment as chief executive of the Livestock and Meat...

October 4, 2021

Genomic editing: Genetically modifying – what’s the difference?

Genomic editing: Genetically modifying – what’s the difference?

Agriland opinion Rothamsted Research is trying to make great play of the fact that genomic editing is not the same...

September 30, 2021

Balmoral Show 2021 – the jury is still out

Balmoral Show 2021 – the jury is still out

Agriland Opinion The jury is still out in my head as to whether the move to push ahead with last...

September 28, 2021