N.Ireland

Maximising calf performance pre-weaning

Maximising calf performance pre-weaning

On a recent Volac ‘Feeding For Future’ webinar, Dr. Jessica Cooke spoke about maximising calf performance by increasing milk intakes...

October 23, 2021

NI ‘faces difficult task to achieve net zero emissions’ – climate chair

NI ‘faces difficult task to achieve net zero emissions’ – climate chair

Northern Ireland’s dependence on agriculture will impede the region’s ability to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the chair of...

October 22, 2021

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...

October 22, 2021

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...

October 19, 2021

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...

October 19, 2021

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...

October 18, 2021

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,...

October 18, 2021

Closing up ground to ensure grass is available for next spring

Closing up ground to ensure grass is available for next spring

On sheep farms, thoughts should now be turning to closing ground from now on, to ensure grass is available for...

October 17, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices strengthen

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices strengthen

The sheep trade in Northern Ireland this week has seen lamb prices strengthen similar to what has been seen down...

October 16, 2021

Over £301 million in NI Direct Payments to issue on day one

Over £301 million in NI Direct Payments to issue on day one

A total of £301,755,000 in Direct Payments will issue to Northern Ireland farmers on the first day of payments for...

October 15, 2021

Underspend on NI pilot Protein Crops Scheme

Underspend on NI pilot Protein Crops Scheme

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that payments totalling £208,655 will be issued to all...

October 15, 2021

NI Protocol: EU proposes ‘express lane’ for goods going between GB and NI

NI Protocol: EU proposes ‘express lane’ for goods going between GB and NI

The European (EU) Commission has put forward four proposals regarding to the future of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which include...

October 14, 2021

EU to hold conference on Northern Ireland Protocol later today

EU to hold conference on Northern Ireland Protocol later today

Vice president of the European (EU) Commission, Maros Sefcovic, will hold a press conference later today on the topic of...

October 13, 2021

Grouping cows is key to achieving good feed efficiency

Grouping cows is key to achieving good feed efficiency

Having good feed efficiency is key to achieving profitable milk production during the winter period from autumn-calving cows. Winter milk...

October 13, 2021

China imposes ban on UK beef following BSE case

China imposes ban on UK beef following BSE case

China has announced that it is imposing a ban on imports of British beef following the confirmation of a single...

October 12, 2021

Arla Food Ingredients opens new dairy innovation centre

Arla Food Ingredients opens new dairy innovation centre

Arla Food Ingredients has opened a new dairy innovation centre at Nr. Vium in Denmark. The facility will develop new...

October 12, 2021

Shortage of lamb imports forecast for the UK Christmas period

Shortage of lamb imports forecast for the UK Christmas period

UK lamb imports for the Christmas period look likely to be tight, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board...

October 12, 2021

Greenhouse Gas methodology changes means more bang for NI’s climate action efforts

Greenhouse Gas methodology changes means more bang for NI’s climate action efforts

Changes to how Greenhouse Gas emissions will be measured mean Northern Ireland will achieve a larger contribution to the UK’s...

October 11, 2021