N.Ireland

Opinion: Brexit becoming an unmitigated disaster for UK agriculture

Opinion: Brexit becoming an unmitigated disaster for UK agriculture

Up to this point, Brexit is turning out to be an unmitigated disaster for production agriculture in the UK. And...

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Parts of Co. Armagh on BVD alert

Parts of Co. Armagh on BVD alert

Parts of Co. Armagh are on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) alert. This follows an upsurge of the disease on farms...

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NAAC publishes survey of agricultural contracting prices

NAAC publishes survey of agricultural contracting prices

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) in the UK has released its latest survey of contracting prices. Not surprisingly,...

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‘It’s the same nugget, just better’ – company harnesses nutritional benefits of bones

‘It’s the same nugget, just better’ – company harnesses nutritional benefits of bones

A Finnish food-tech start-up has discovered a way to get up to 30% more from a single chicken by harnessing...

May 22, 2022

Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

The benefits of sowing white clover was one of the key topics discussed at a recent farm walk near Maguiresbridge...

May 21, 2022

UK sheepmeat exports up 19% in first quarter of 2022

UK sheepmeat exports up 19% in first quarter of 2022

UK sheepmeat exports for the first quarter of 2022 performed well, with exports up 19% on the same period as...

May 21, 2022

Machinery Focus: Belt rakes, tractors and UTVs at Balmoral Show

Machinery Focus: Belt rakes, tractors and UTVs at Balmoral Show

With shows now thankfully being held again, Balmoral has once more taken its place as the main event at which...

May 21, 2022

Beef Focus: Managing rising costs on Fermanagh beef farm

Beef Focus: Managing rising costs on Fermanagh beef farm

Managing the rising costs on beef and sheep farms was the central theme of a series of farm walks hosted...

May 21, 2022

Toyota Hilux to return to production after devastating floods

Toyota Hilux to return to production after devastating floods

The devastating floods in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa in early April went largely unreported in the west despite...

May 20, 2022

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool to pay £8.4m for 2021 clip

Ulster Wool will be making payments worth £8.4 million to its members for the 2021 clip, representing an overall average...

May 20, 2022

UK food import-control delays caused by regulatory challenge post-Brexit

UK food import-control delays caused by regulatory challenge post-Brexit

The ongoing delay to the implementation of food import-controls by the UK in the wake of Brexit is being partially...

May 20, 2022

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year....

May 20, 2022

How to obtain the best nitrogen use efficiency

How to obtain the best nitrogen use efficiency

High chemical-fertiliser prices have placed a focus on obtaining the best nitrogen use efficiency on dairy farms. Although fertiliser prices...

May 19, 2022

6.7% food and drinks price rise ‘very sobering’ – FDF

6.7% food and drinks price rise ‘very sobering’ – FDF

The 6.7% rise in the price of food and non-alcoholic drink in the UK has been described as “very sobering”...

May 18, 2022

Despite ‘exceedingly good’ year price rises expected – Premier Foods

Despite ‘exceedingly good’ year price rises expected – Premier Foods

Despite reporting a trading profit in excess of its forecast, Premier Foods, the company that produces Mr. Kipling confectionary and...

May 18, 2022

Putin would be only winner if UK tears up NI Protocol – MEP

Putin would be only winner if UK tears up NI Protocol – MEP

A negotiated solution between the UK and the European Union is the only way to resolve the impasse on the...

May 18, 2022

Sinn Féin claims DUP holding NI farmers to ransom

Sinn Féin claims DUP holding NI farmers to ransom

Sinn Féin MLA, Declan McAleer claims that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is holding farmers in Northern Ireland to ransom....

May 17, 2022

Poots claims Executive may not be needed to unlock Westminster funds

Poots claims Executive may not be needed to unlock Westminster funds

Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, believes Stormont Executive approval is not required to unlock a £340 million Westminster aid...

May 17, 2022