N.Ireland

NI fails to make any significant progress on river basin management over last 6 years

NI fails to make any significant progress on river basin management over last 6 years

Northern Ireland has failed to make any significant progress towards its river basin water quality targets over the last six...

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Performance data for new wheat fungicide released

Performance data for new wheat fungicide released

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has released UK fungicide performance data for a newly authorised wheat product in...

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Quarter of island’s native birds now ‘red-listed’

Quarter of island’s native birds now ‘red-listed’

Swifts, puffins and kestrels have been identified among the birds most at peril as a new cross-border report shows a...

April 18, 2021

Shipments of Irish sheepmeat to the UK fall again

Shipments of Irish sheepmeat to the UK fall again

Similar to what was seen in January of this year, shipments of Irish sheepmeat to the UK have fallen once...

April 18, 2021

2021 YFCU Club of the Year announced

2021 YFCU Club of the Year announced

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) has announced the winner of its 2021 Club Of The Year competition. Winning club,...

April 16, 2021

13,500 trees planted at Kirkistown Race Circuit

13,500 trees planted at Kirkistown Race Circuit

The 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland have completed a massive tree planting exercise at Kirkistown Race Circuit, with help...

April 16, 2021

YFCU elects Glarryford man as new president

YFCU elects Glarryford man as new president

Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) members have elected Glarryford YFC member Peter Alexander as their new president. More than...

April 16, 2021

AFBI issues Nematodirus warning for Northern Ireland

AFBI issues Nematodirus warning for Northern Ireland

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Veterinary Sciences Division has issued a warning over Nematodirus in Northern Ireland. Nematodirus worm...

April 16, 2021

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson feels that the Private Members’ Climate Change Bill, recently introduced at...

April 16, 2021

Early RHI scheme closure could increase CO2 emissions sevenfold, report warns

Early RHI scheme closure could increase CO2 emissions sevenfold, report warns

A report examining Northern Ireland’s botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has warned progress establishing a “green economy” could be...

April 15, 2021

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

SDLP MLAs have called for action to repair Northern Ireland’s woodland after a report published this week warned the UK’s...

April 15, 2021

NI total farm income up by a third in 2020

NI total farm income up by a third in 2020

Northern Ireland’s total farm income soared by a third last year, according to the department’s first provisional estimate for 2020....

April 15, 2021

NI milk prices edge upwards for March

NI milk prices edge upwards for March

Northern Ireland milk processors have announced increases to prices of up to 1p/L for March’s milk. Dairy processors Dale Farm,...

April 14, 2021

Lakeland: ‘A fair reflection of a sustainable business is the number of new entrants’

Lakeland: ‘A fair reflection of a sustainable business is the number of new entrants’

Between 1983 and 2015, there was a “stagnation”, according to Lakeland Dairies, which saw “generations of farmers missing the opportunity...

April 14, 2021

3-hour operation to save stuck bullock from slurry tank

3-hour operation to save stuck bullock from slurry tank

Five crews of firefighters spent a gruelling three and a half hours trying to free a stuck bullock from a...

April 14, 2021

Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increases by over 5.7% to €1.09 billion in 2020

Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increases by over 5.7% to €1.09 billion in 2020

Cross-border dairy co-operative Lakeland Dairies’ revenue increased by over 5.7% to hit €1.09 billion in 2020, up by €59.3 million...

April 14, 2021

More than 1,000 responses to ANC Bill consultation

More than 1,000 responses to ANC Bill consultation

A Private Members Bill proposing the reinstatement of support payments for Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) in Northern Ireland has...

April 14, 2021

Agricultural bodies join forces to form NI Rural Health Forum

Agricultural bodies join forces to form NI Rural Health Forum

Agricultural stakeholders in the North have joined forces to establish a Rural Health Forum to lobby on health issues affecting...

April 14, 2021