N.Ireland

Wool prices pick up as 2020 selling season comes to a close

Wool prices pick up as 2020 selling season comes to a close

Markets for 2020 wool have started to pick up, with prices up around 38% compared to the slump experienced over...

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Co. Down fisherman fined for sowing uncultivated land

Co. Down fisherman fined for sowing uncultivated land

Co. Down fisherman Geoffrey Chambers (63) of Moneydarragh Road in Annalong was fined a total of £2,500 for sowing and...

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NI net-zero: NI falling short on tree planting targets by 90%

NI net-zero: NI falling short on tree planting targets by 90%

Northern Ireland is falling short on tree planting levels required to pave the way to net-zero ambitions by more than...

15:24pm

Dale Farm signs supply deal with Arla Foods

Dale Farm signs supply deal with Arla Foods

Two of the UK‘s largest dairy companies, Dale Farm and Arla Foods, have partnered for the first time as part...

13:02pm

Balmoral Show in September – many factors to consider

Balmoral Show in September – many factors to consider

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a day out at Balmoral Show. But, in truth, replicating what normally takes place...

12:21pm

UFU fully supports Kendall review of farming and food sectors

UFU fully supports Kendall review of farming and food sectors

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is fully supporting the work to be undertaken by the Farming and Food Review Group,...

9:43am

The future of connectivity for farm machinery

The future of connectivity for farm machinery

Connectivity is a word we hear a great deal nowadays, in many contexts and with many connotations. It has become...

June 20, 2021

New video series to highlight use of EIP multi-species swards

New video series to highlight use of EIP multi-species swards

AgriSearch is producing a series of short videos to introduce the farmers involved in the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project:...

June 20, 2021

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

Trade talks between the UK and New Zealand have stepped up a gear, with reports “strong progress” has been made...

June 18, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices take a 15-20p/kg hit

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices take a 15-20p/kg hit

Lamb prices in Northern Ireland (NI) have edged back similar to down south this past week, with prices during the...

June 18, 2021

UFU threatens to end cooperation with department over ‘TB inaction’

UFU threatens to end cooperation with department over ‘TB inaction’

Tensions were said to have “run very high” during a meeting this week between chief vet and Ulster Farmers’ Union...

June 18, 2021

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister resigns as DUP leader

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister resigns as DUP leader

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots, has resigned as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), after just three weeks...

June 18, 2021

Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Figures show a further tightening of NI lambs coming south for direct slaughter

Recent figures, up to the end of May, show a further tightening of supplies of lambs coming from Northern Ireland...

June 18, 2021

Reduction in cross-compliance inspections in NI for 2021

Reduction in cross-compliance inspections in NI for 2021

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that DAERA officials will carry out a reduced number of cross-compliance inspections...

June 17, 2021

CCC chairman tells Agriculture Committee net-zero by 2050 is ‘not possible’ for NI

CCC chairman tells Agriculture Committee net-zero by 2050 is ‘not possible’ for NI

The chairman of the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) has told Northern Ireland (NI) politicians he is “not prepared” to...

June 17, 2021

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee chairperson, Declan McAleer MLA, used the recent Stormont debate on the budget to...

June 17, 2021

Average deadweight lamb prices in NI for May up £28 from last year

Average deadweight lamb prices in NI for May up £28 from last year

Average deadweight lamb prices for the month of May in Northern Ireland (NI) were up by 131.6p/kg from the same...

June 17, 2021

‘Rules of origin exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem’

‘Rules of origin exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem’

The rules of origin “exist and are as they are – Brexit is the problem”, according to European Commissioner Mairead...

June 16, 2021