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Farmgate prices mostly matching increased costs – Ulster Bank

Farmgate prices mostly matching increased costs – Ulster Bank

This week’s Balmoral Show has seen a wide range of updates provided regarding the current state of agriculture in Northern...

May 13, 2022

Food inflation levels to start climbing – Ulster Bank

Food inflation levels to start climbing – Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank chief economist, Richard Ramsey, believes that food inflation will become a major factor within Northern Ireland’s economy during...

April 11, 2022

Concern that NI farmers are not buying enough fertiliser

Concern that NI farmers are not buying enough fertiliser

There is a growing concern that farmers in Northern Ireland (NI) are not buying enough fertiliser to meet their full...

April 6, 2022

2021 Balmoral Show to require test or proof of vaccine for entry

2021 Balmoral Show to require test or proof of vaccine for entry

It’s not just their tickets that showgoers will need to remember to bring to this year’s postponed Balmoral Show. To...

August 4, 2021

Benchmarking: Even ‘bad’ figures can back up the right investment

Benchmarking: Even ‘bad’ figures can back up the right investment

Farmers have little to fear from benchmarking as even ‘bad’ results could help support investment in the right areas, according...

June 25, 2021

Agricultural bodies join forces to form NI Rural Health Forum

Agricultural bodies join forces to form NI Rural Health Forum

Agricultural stakeholders in Northern Ireland have joined forces to establish a NI Rural Health Forum to lobby on health issues...

April 14, 2021

‘Ulster Fry Index’ falls for second year running

‘Ulster Fry Index’ falls for second year running

The cost of a cooked traditional Ulster Fry has fallen for the second year in a row, according to a...

May 13, 2020

Industry makes calls for new Northern Ireland agri-food marketing body

Industry makes calls for new Northern Ireland agri-food marketing body

The managing director of one of the region’s biggest meat processors has called for Northern Ireland to have its own...

May 16, 2019

Are beef contracts the way forward?

Are beef contracts the way forward?

Production contracts must be looked at as a way of allowing beef finishers to make a trading margin from their...

April 14, 2019

Newly-appointed RUAS president looks to the future

Newly-appointed RUAS president looks to the future

Co. Down farmer Billy Martin takes over the reins as president of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) at a...

March 27, 2019

‘Harry Ferguson of potatoes’ to be celebrated through new banknotes

‘Harry Ferguson of potatoes’ to be celebrated through new banknotes

Northern Ireland man John Clarke may not be well known to the general public, but his impact on the world...

October 13, 2018

‘Farming is in a Brexit honeymoon period’

‘Farming is in a Brexit honeymoon period’

Farming in the UK and Ireland is still in a “Brexit honeymoon period”, according to one of Northern Ireland’s chief...

April 16, 2018

New initiative hopes to promote farm safety in schools

New initiative hopes to promote farm safety in schools

A new initiative which aims to promote farm safety in schools in Northern Ireland has been launched recently by Ulster...

March 17, 2017

North’s food and drink to be showcased at Ulster Bank Food Festival

North’s food and drink to be showcased at Ulster Bank Food Festival

Local food and drink start-ups will have the chance to showcase their talents to an international audience at the Northern...

June 13, 2016

Video: The highlights of Day One of the Balmoral Show

Video: The highlights of Day One of the Balmoral Show

Day one of the 148th Balmoral Show saw thousands of people flock to Balmoral Park in Northern Ireland for what...

May 11, 2016

Ulster Bank makes contact with farmers over proposed sale of their loans

Ulster Bank makes contact with farmers over proposed sale of their loans

Ulster Bank has confirmed that it is in contact with a number of business customers, many who are farmers, in...

April 20, 2016

Farmers meet Ulster Bank over sale of farm loans to vulture funds

Farmers meet Ulster Bank over sale of farm loans to vulture funds

The IFA and Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) met with Ulster Bank last week to raise concerns over the possible sale of...

March 22, 2016

Ulster Bank to remain main sponsor of Balmoral Show

Ulster Bank to remain main sponsor of Balmoral Show

Ulster Bank is to remain the principal sponsor of the Balmoral Show until at least 2018, the bank has announced....

August 21, 2015