Richard Halleron

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Richard Halleron

News Correspondent

Richard Halleron is an agricultural chemist by background. He is a past chairman of the Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science and has also served as Chairman of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists in Northern Ireland.

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Min-till tops the TAMS tillage equipment wish list

Min-till tops the TAMS tillage equipment wish list

According to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, min-till equipment is the most popular investment option made by...

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs...

Research looks at impact of weather patterns on harvests over a century

Research looks at impact of weather patterns on harvests over a century

According to scientists at Rothamsted Research, weather patterns typical of the last 30 years, have significantly limited harvests of winter...

UFU to attend COP26 climate summit in Glasgow

UFU to attend COP26 climate summit in Glasgow

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has confirmed that he will attend the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow on...

Cutting the cost of machinery on tillage farms through TAMS

Cutting the cost of machinery on tillage farms through TAMS

There will always be a significant requirement to modernise facilities on a tillage farm, machinery included. But such a commitment...

Tax changes could make land mobility more attractive in NI

Tax changes could make land mobility more attractive in NI

Introducing tax changes, similar to those already available in the Republic of Ireland, could make land mobility a much more...

Bayer supports principles behind integrated weed management

Bayer supports principles behind integrated weed management

Bayer has confirmed that it is fully committed to the the application of integrated weed-management principles, providing stewardship advice and...

The release of nutrient reserves in soil – a PDA perspective

The release of nutrient reserves in soil – a PDA perspective

The Potash Development Association (PDA) has issued an advisory update on the release of nutrient reserves in soils. Maintaining the...

Vets have central role in a sustainable farming industry – BVA president

Vets have central role in a sustainable farming industry – BVA president

British Veterinary Association (BVA) president, Justine Shotton, has highlighted the central role that veterinarians will play in delivering a more...

How well do you really clean your calf-rearing units?

How well do you really clean your calf-rearing units?

According to Scotland-based research scientist, Jamie Robertson, much more can be done to improve the cleanliness and hygiene standards of...

Will there be enough certified seed to meet demand?

Will there be enough certified seed to meet demand?

Teagasc tillage specialists are predicting a significant rise in Ireland’s cereal acreage during the season ahead and questions have arisen...

Development of blight-resistant potato is a staggering breakthrough

Development of blight-resistant potato is a staggering breakthrough

Last week saw the launch of a new blight-resistant potato variety that is also resistant to many other diseases. I...

Danish pig industry committed to improving maternal lines

Danish pig industry committed to improving maternal lines

The Danish pig industry has made the fundamental decision to put the rearing ability of sows as its ‘number one’...

LMC calls for single climate bill for Northern Ireland

LMC calls for single climate bill for Northern Ireland

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, believes there is scope for politicians at Stormont to agree on...

Advice not to house cattle this week amid mild temperatures

Advice not to house cattle this week amid mild temperatures

With temperatures due to hit 18° over the coming days, and the muggy conditions also set to continue, farmers are...

McAleer calls for financial certainty for agriculture in Northern Ireland

McAleer calls for financial certainty for agriculture in Northern Ireland

Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee chairperson, Declan McAleer, MLA says that he supports the four pillars laid...

Farming sectors performing well in Northern Ireland

Farming sectors performing well in Northern Ireland

Danske Bank’s head of agri-business, Rodney Brown, is confirming that most of Northern Ireland’s farming sectors are performing well at...

Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

Potato packer Wilson’s Country is confirming that approximately half of this year’s maincrop is now out of the ground. However,...