Ulster Farmers Union

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Sinn Féin agriculture spokesman Declan McAleer has welcomed the acceptance by Stormont of an amendment to proposed climate change legislation...

March 1, 2022

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

Farming unions unite to call for funding reassurances

Farming unions unite to call for funding reassurances

“Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish farmers and their respective rural economies must not be the losers from a battle over...

November 24, 2020

UFU asks farmers to get counting in the Big Farmland Bird Count

UFU asks farmers to get counting in the Big Farmland Bird Count

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is encouraging farmers to get counting and join the Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC). UFU deputy...

February 10, 2020

A ‘no deal’ scenario: ‘The real fear is cheaper beef imports undermining our market’

A ‘no deal’ scenario: ‘The real fear is cheaper beef imports undermining our market’

A no deal scenario would have serious implications for Irish and Northern Irish farmers across many enterprises and it has...

November 22, 2018

Former UFU president ‘honoured’ by Taoiseach’s Seanad nomination

Former UFU president ‘honoured’ by Taoiseach’s Seanad nomination

Ian Marshall, former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, says he is “honoured” to be considered for a seat in Seanad...

February 16, 2018

Date for the diary: CAFRE arable conference to focus on soils

Date for the diary: CAFRE arable conference to focus on soils

‘Making the most of what you’ve got’ is the title of this year’s agronomy and business management conference for arable...

January 2, 2018

Credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK questioned

Credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK questioned

The credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK, post-Brexit, has been questioned by the...

December 6, 2017

UFU joins forces with Fane Valley to reach 100th year £100,000 goal

UFU joins forces with Fane Valley to reach 100th year £100,000 goal

Northern Ireland’s farming union – the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) – has teamed up with Fane Valley to reach its...

November 23, 2017

‘Brazilian meat imports should be halted until the country cleans up its act completely’

‘Brazilian meat imports should be halted until the country cleans up its act completely’

Ulster Farmers’ Union Deputy President Victor Chestnutt believes that the EU should ban the import of all Brazilian meat products...

March 28, 2017

Why antibiotic resistance poses a big risk to farming – UFU

Why antibiotic resistance poses a big risk to farming – UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the threat of antibiotic resistance is a growing concern and it is supporting calls for...

March 15, 2017

‘Realistic wildlife culling policy needed before agreement on TB eradication can be reached’

‘Realistic wildlife culling policy needed before agreement on TB eradication can be reached’

Former UFU president Greer McCollum has called on the current Union leadership not to reach any agreement regarding a future...

January 28, 2017

UFU to ramp up the resource it throws at Brexit negotiations

UFU to ramp up the resource it throws at Brexit negotiations

The Ulster Farmers’ Union will draw up its Brexit policy shopping list over the coming weeks, according to the organisation’s...

January 27, 2017

Almost 50% of farmers in the North do not have a succession plan in place – UFU

Almost 50% of farmers in the North do not have a succession plan in place – UFU

Some 48% of farmers in the North do not have a succession plan in place with one in five farmers saying they...

August 9, 2016

‘Reducing milk production will have little benefit in the long-run’

‘Reducing milk production will have little benefit in the long-run’

The proposed Voluntarily Milk Reduction Scheme will not benefit Northern Ireland’s dairy industry in the long-term, according to Ulster Farmers’...

July 22, 2016

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Michelle McIlveen as the minister at the new Department of Agriculture,...

May 28, 2016

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

The Ulster Farmers’ Union’s presidential elections which take place this month will focus on farmers’ profitability and sustainability, according to...

April 10, 2016

Northern Irish beef farmers are losing £1m a week – UFU

Northern Irish beef farmers are losing £1m a week – UFU

Beef farmers in Northern Ireland are losing £1m (€1.28m) each week, according to the UFU, due to a considerable reduction...

March 30, 2016