N.Ireland

NI farming organisations to host on-farm meetings for politicians

NI farming organisations to host on-farm meetings for politicians

Northern Ireland’s two largest farm organisations have joined forces to host on-farm meetings for politicians. MLAs in rural constituencies will...

November 23, 2021

Firefighters battle blaze at former poultry factory

Firefighters battle blaze at former poultry factory

Over 100 firefighters from across Northern Ireland have been tasked to an on-going fire at a former poultry factory in...

November 23, 2021

RUAS Winter Fair to be streamed online

RUAS Winter Fair to be streamed online

The Royal Ulster Winter Fair will be streamed online this year, direct from the action taking place at Balmoral Park...

November 23, 2021

‘Next Gen’ farmers’ get  behind-the-scenes tour of Asda

‘Next Gen’ farmers’ get behind-the-scenes tour of Asda

A group of Northern Ireland’s (NI) top farming talent – and future industry leaders – recently participated in a behind-the-scenes...

November 23, 2021

Extension to the term of appointment of members to AFBI board announced

Extension to the term of appointment of members to AFBI board announced

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has announced an extension to the term of appointment for...

November 23, 2021

UK sheepmeat exports fall 16% year-on-year for the month of September

UK sheepmeat exports fall 16% year-on-year for the month of September

UK sheepmeat exports, once again, continue to follow the same trend that has been seen throughout 2021 – a downward...

November 22, 2021

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices continue upward trajectory

Northern sheep trade: Lamb prices continue upward trajectory

The sheep trade in Northern Ireland (NI) continues to strengthen, with lamb prices between October 30 and November 30, increasing...

November 22, 2021

Lemken ploughing ahead with Isobus-controlled technology

Lemken ploughing ahead with Isobus-controlled technology

Lemken sold its first Isobus-controlled plough in 2015 and, since then, it has been a case of sales taking off...

November 22, 2021

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Despite many Covid-19 restrictions having now eased, key safety messages remain for farmers at livestock marts. Since the onset of...

November 22, 2021

Lemken achieves double-digit growth in 2021

Lemken achieves double-digit growth in 2021

According to Lemken CEO, Anthony van der Ley, the company has enjoyed double-digit growth in 2021 with more of the...

November 22, 2021

JBS enters cultivated protein market with Spanish purchase

JBS enters cultivated protein market with Spanish purchase

Brazilian meat-processing giant, JBS, is entering the cultivated protein market with the acquisition of Spanish company, BioTech Foods. Cultivated proteinThis...

November 19, 2021

Methane-reducing feed additive a step closer to EU approval

Methane-reducing feed additive a step closer to EU approval

Royal DSM has received a positive European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) opinion for the use of its novel methane-reducing feed...

November 19, 2021

NI Protocol: Europe wants ‘50% paperwork cut’ to have legal backing

NI Protocol: Europe wants ‘50% paperwork cut’ to have legal backing

Negotiators in Europe (EU) want a proposed measure to help simplify the movement of goods from Great Britain to Northern...

November 18, 2021

11 new members appointed to AFBI board

11 new members appointed to AFBI board

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has announced the appointment of eleven new members to...

November 18, 2021

Charity calls out Jeremy Clarkson for ‘shocking misunderstanding’ of cattle disease

Charity calls out Jeremy Clarkson for ‘shocking misunderstanding’ of cattle disease

UK charity Badger Trust have called out Clarkson’s Farm star and TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson for a ‘shocking misunderstanding of...

November 18, 2021

Ladders – risk assess and proceed with care

Ladders – risk assess and proceed with care

The Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA’s), two-week, farm-safety inspection campaign continues across the country, making sure that our farmers are...

November 18, 2021

FTMTA announces outdoor summer farm-machinery show

FTMTA announces outdoor summer farm-machinery show

The Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has announced that it will stage a two-day, outdoor, static farm-machinery show...

November 17, 2021

Farm fires in NI reach £14.7m cost; farmers urged to put new prevention plans in place

Farm fires in NI reach £14.7m cost; farmers urged to put new prevention plans in place

Rural insurer National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Mutual is urging farmers to put new fire prevention and control plans in place...

November 16, 2021