N.Ireland

UK Unions in Northern Ireland meet on dairy issues

UK Unions in Northern Ireland meet on dairy issues

Dairy representatives from each of the UK Farming Unions were in Northern Ireland recently to meet with the Ulster Farmers’...

August 12, 2014

LMC set to launch lamb advertising campaign

LMC set to launch lamb advertising campaign

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) is set to launch an advertising campaign to promote Northern Ireland...

August 12, 2014

Rise in rural crime costs NI rural economy £3.9m

Rise in rural crime costs NI rural economy £3.9m

Ulster Farmers’ Union President Ian Marshall has stressed that rural crime is becoming more and more of an issue following...

August 11, 2014

Beef-sired calf registrations higher in July – LMC

Beef-sired calf registrations higher in July – LMC

Beef-sired calf registrations in Northern Ireland totalled 32,452 head during July 2014 compared to 29,566 registrations in July 2013. This...

August 10, 2014

UFU meets Asda to discuss lamb procurement policy

UFU meets Asda to discuss lamb procurement policy

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has met with representatives from Asda and the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium to discuss their lamb...

August 10, 2014

McLeans’ notch up 11th breed championship at Fermanagh Show

McLeans’ notch up 11th breed championship at Fermanagh Show

The McLean family from Bushmills in Co. Antrim rounded off their most successful show year ever with an almost complete...

August 9, 2014

Teemore Engineering confirms first export order to Australia

Teemore Engineering confirms first export order to Australia

Co. Fermanagh-based  Teemore Engineering has recently completed its first export order to Australia. Comprising 520 of the company’s Elite Cow...

August 5, 2014

Numbers of Northern lambs coming south for slaughter down 29%

Numbers of Northern lambs coming south for slaughter down 29%

According to latest figures form the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) in Northern Ireland during the eight-week period ending July...

August 5, 2014

Booth family enjoys a week to remember

Booth family enjoys a week to remember

What a few days it’s been for the Booth family, from Stewartstown in Co Tyrone. Last Saturday saw them secure...

August 1, 2014

Calls for guaranteed farmgate price mechanism in Northern Ireland

Calls for guaranteed farmgate price mechanism in Northern Ireland

In the wake of falling milk prices and the continuing market challenges within the beef and lamb sectors, Farmers for...

August 1, 2014

Livestock Associated MRSA found in Northern Ireland pig

Livestock Associated MRSA found in Northern Ireland pig

The first case of Livestock Associated MRSA has been identified in Northern Ireland in a piglet. According to the Department of...

July 31, 2014

Need for straw imports into Northern Ireland questioned

Need for straw imports into Northern Ireland questioned

A Co Derry cereal grower has expressed deep dismay at the large tonnages of straw being imported from the Republic...

July 29, 2014

Limousin extravaganza at Antrim Show

Limousin extravaganza at Antrim Show

Antrim Show is unique in hosting a significant number of the most important Inter-Breed cattle and sheep competition finals, the...

July 28, 2014

Farm Improvement Scheme will be crucial to Northern farmers – UFU

Farm Improvement Scheme will be crucial to Northern farmers – UFU

The new Farm Business Improvement Scheme will be crucial and attractive to many farmers in Northern Ireland according to UFU President...

July 25, 2014

High demand for quality assured lambs in Northern Ireland

High demand for quality assured lambs in Northern Ireland

Lamb throughput in the Northern Ireland plants has been very strong in recent weeks with favourable production conditions during 2014 to date...

July 25, 2014

Coveney meeting Northern counterpart today on ‘nomad’ cattle

Coveney meeting Northern counterpart today on ‘nomad’ cattle

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney is meeting his Northern counterpart, Michelle O’Neill, today to discuss...

July 23, 2014

UFU challenges retailers on lamb sourcing

UFU challenges retailers on lamb sourcing

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has written to a number of major retailers challenging their lamb sourcing policies, following their lack...

July 22, 2014

Byrne calls for action to resolve beef crisis

Byrne calls for action to resolve beef crisis

Stormont Agriculture Committee Vice Chairman Joe Byrne MLA has welcomed the recently announced CAP agreement, which he believes will deliver...

July 20, 2014