N.Ireland

UFU calls for clarity on autumn cereal seed availability

UFU calls for clarity on autumn cereal seed availability

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president, William Irvine, alongside industry representatives from Fane Valley, Agrii and DBS Farm Supplies, are...

June 11, 2021

Fertiliser sales up more than 20% in NI in 2020

Fertiliser sales up more than 20% in NI in 2020

Fertiliser deliveries have increased again at the start of 2021 in Northern Ireland, according to the latest official fertiliser statistics....

June 11, 2021

Poots to submit application for NI’s first Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project 

Poots to submit application for NI’s first Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project 

Northern Ireland could have its first-ever forestry project dedicated to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) initiative at the Glenarm Estate,...

June 11, 2021

Off-farm activities a ‘growing share’ of global food system GHG emissions

Off-farm activities a ‘growing share’ of global food system GHG emissions

Off-farm activities before and after food production are making up a “growing share” of food system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

June 11, 2021

NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

Future land management schemes could pay landowners to maintain peatland through low-impact farming methods. The Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040...

June 10, 2021

Man fined for breaches of waste management legislation

Man fined for breaches of waste management legislation

A man from Co. Down was issued with a fine of £2,000 (€2,325) for breaches of waste management legislation, according...

June 10, 2021

Poots launches Peatland Strategy consultation

Poots launches Peatland Strategy consultation

Northern Ireland Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, has launched a public consultation on a new 20-year plan to restore the region’s...

June 10, 2021

Royalty dispute sees AFBI cease to pay Corporation Tax

Royalty dispute sees AFBI cease to pay Corporation Tax

Royalty payments made to the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) have slumped to the degree that the institute no longer...

June 10, 2021

£19 million allocated for flood protection projects in NI

£19 million allocated for flood protection projects in NI

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has allocated £19 million for flood protection projects across the North in her 2021/22...

June 9, 2021

No ‘special arrangements’ for agriculture in either of NI’s Climate Change Bills

No ‘special arrangements’ for agriculture in either of NI’s Climate Change Bills

There are to be no ‘special arrangements’ made for agriculture in either of the two Climate Change Bills currently going...

June 9, 2021

NI’s net-zero plan will cost staggering £900 million a year

NI’s net-zero plan will cost staggering £900 million a year

Ambitions to upgrade Northern Ireland’s recommended 82% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero will cost an additional £900...

June 9, 2021

LMC chief executive goes international

LMC chief executive goes international

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland chief executive, Ian Stevenson, recently took part in an international Food Systems...

June 9, 2021

‘Potentially serious’ viral disease ILT discovered in poultry flocks in NI

‘Potentially serious’ viral disease ILT discovered in poultry flocks in NI

A potentially serious viral infection, ILT, has started to spread through Northern Ireland (NI) poultry flocks, the Department of Agriculture,...

June 8, 2021

NI Agriculture Minister confirmed as DUP reshuffles Executive team

NI Agriculture Minister confirmed as DUP reshuffles Executive team

Newly-elected DUP leader Edwin Poots has confirmed he will stay on as Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister, officially turning down...

June 8, 2021

Rural halls funding deadline approaches in NI

Rural halls funding deadline approaches in NI

The deadline to apply for a £1 million fund to support the refurbishment of rural halls in Northern Ireland is...

June 7, 2021

Moy Park launches new apprenticeship scheme

Moy Park launches new apprenticeship scheme

Moy Park has announced a new apprenticeship programme designed to nurture the next generation of engineering talent. The four-year programme...

June 6, 2021

Busy year ahead for beef and sheep in NI

Busy year ahead for beef and sheep in NI

According to Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, the year ahead will be a very busy one...

June 6, 2021

The BiG M celebrates a big anniversary

The BiG M celebrates a big anniversary

The BiG M remains unique in the world of agricultural machinery. It is the world’s only mass-produced, self-propelled mower, and...

June 5, 2021