Slurry

CAAV urges farmers to take advantage of slurry grants

CAAV urges farmers to take advantage of slurry grants

Air and water quality are of increasing concern, with regulation growing ever tighter to prevent pollution – but grants are...

May 29, 2022

Welsh farmer fails to improve slurry storage, fined $4,000

Welsh farmer fails to improve slurry storage, fined $4,000

A Welsh farmer has been fined over $4,000 for failing to comply with an order to improve his slurry storage,...

May 19, 2022

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

Can the promise of biomethane be fully realised?

The results of a study, looking at the potential for biomethane production in Northern Ireland, show considerable promise. However, those...

May 11, 2022

Is a 15m dribble bar to spread slurry destined to become the norm?

Is a 15m dribble bar to spread slurry destined to become the norm?

The fading of the splash plate in favour of ground level application of slurry has led to the adoption of...

April 8, 2022

Slurry season brings renewed risks to farmers – HSENI

Slurry season brings renewed risks to farmers – HSENI

With the closed period for spreading slurry coming to an end at midnight on January 31, the Health and Safety...

January 25, 2022

Lemken moves into slurry incorporation market

Lemken moves into slurry incorporation market

Slurry application has moved forward tremendously over the past few years with the emphasis very much switching to using it...

December 8, 2021

New Vogelsang press screw separator could benefit dairy farmers

New Vogelsang press screw separator could benefit dairy farmers

Vogelsang have long recognised the importance of retaining and evenly reapplying nutrients that have passed through livestock during feeding. This...

November 26, 2021

Slurry storage and spreading – rule changes announced by Scottish government

Slurry storage and spreading – rule changes announced by Scottish government

The Scottish government has announced changes to its slurry rules following amendments to the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations...

November 15, 2021

Soil carbon levels keep on rising after 50 years of slurry trial

Soil carbon levels keep on rising after 50 years of slurry trial

The fact that soil carbon sequestration levels in grassland have kept on rising 50 years into a bespoke slurry spreading...

October 11, 2021

Minimising contamination of  silage crops

Minimising contamination of silage crops

Soil contamination is something that is not often talked about, but it can have negative impacts on forage intakes and...

July 5, 2021

NFU Scotland hosts webinar on proposed changes to slurry and silage controls

NFU Scotland hosts webinar on proposed changes to slurry and silage controls

120 of Scotland’s farmers and crofters from across the country tuned into a NFU Scotland-led webinar to learn more about...

March 21, 2021

Why milk 2 cows when one Holstein will do?

Why milk 2 cows when one Holstein will do?

Co. Down dairy farmer Charlie Weir is in the middle of his second year as chairman of Holstein Northern Ireland...

January 28, 2021

Farmers urged to think ‘SAFE’ as slurry spreading period approaches

Farmers urged to think ‘SAFE’ as slurry spreading period approaches

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is urging the region’s farmers to take simple safety measures when...

January 26, 2021

HSENI launches its third Farm Safe Essential message ‘Give Slurry Space’

HSENI launches its third Farm Safe Essential message ‘Give Slurry Space’

The Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched its third Farm Safe Essential message, ‘Give Slurry Space’,...

October 5, 2020

Farmers reminded: ‘Just one lungful of slurry gas can kill’

Farmers reminded: ‘Just one lungful of slurry gas can kill’

There are additional risks just now with farmers and contractors busy working with animals, making silage and spreading fertiliser and...

June 24, 2020

Farmers urged to remember ‘slurry mixing code’ during spreading season

Farmers urged to remember ‘slurry mixing code’ during spreading season

Farmers are urged to take extra care when working with slurry by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland...

January 22, 2020

Farmers urged to take care in mixing slurry as deadline approaches

Farmers urged to take care in mixing slurry as deadline approaches

As the January 31 deadline for spreading slurry approaches, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is warning...

January 25, 2019

Swann calls for farmers to be allowed to spread slurry early

Swann calls for farmers to be allowed to spread slurry early

Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann has called on Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture to lift the ban on farmers...

January 12, 2019