N.Ireland

‘Dig in!’ schools’ competition opens for 2021

‘Dig in!’ schools’ competition opens for 2021

A schools’ competition challenging pupils from across Northern Ireland to ‘Dig in!’ and put their creative skills to the test...

April 9, 2021

CAFRE advisory body seeks new chairperson and dairy rep

CAFRE advisory body seeks new chairperson and dairy rep

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking a new chairperson and member for CAFRE’s College Advisory...

April 8, 2021

Calls for NI’s RHI scheme to remain open as Stormont examines options to wind scheme down

Calls for NI’s RHI scheme to remain open as Stormont examines options to wind scheme down

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging farmers who are participants of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, to respond...

April 8, 2021

YFCU reports losses at both club level and headquarters

YFCU reports losses at both club level and headquarters

Northern Ireland’s largest rural youth organisation, YFCU, reports that it is to notify members of losses at both headquarters and...

April 7, 2021

Moy Park to launch ‘Agricultural Academy’

Moy Park to launch ‘Agricultural Academy’

Poultry giant Moy Park has announced plans to launch an ‘Agricultural Academy’ aimed at upskilling its UK agricultural team. The...

April 6, 2021

Open Farm Weekend to run as virtual event for 2021

Open Farm Weekend to run as virtual event for 2021

Organisers of Northern Ireland’s farm open day event ‘Open Farm Weekend’ have confirmed this year’s event will take place virtually....

April 6, 2021

Man killed in collision between motorbike and JCB

Man killed in collision between motorbike and JCB

A man in his 60s was killed in a collision between a motorbike and JCB telehandler in Co. Antrim over...

April 6, 2021

Northern Ireland working to secure PGI status for ‘grass fed’ beef

Northern Ireland working to secure PGI status for ‘grass fed’ beef

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, has confirmed that work is progressing to demonstrate that Northern Ireland’s...

April 6, 2021

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million for NI...

April 2, 2021

UFU not consulted on new energy plans for Northern Ireland

UFU not consulted on new energy plans for Northern Ireland

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president David Brown has expressed concern that his organisation had not been consulted on the...

April 1, 2021

Poots announces payments of £16.5 million under Environmental Farming Scheme

Poots announces payments of £16.5 million under Environmental Farming Scheme

Payments totalling £16.5 million to participants in the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) have commenced, Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots...

April 1, 2021

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Stormont’s Department for the Economy has begun the process of developing a new energy strategy, which will see the Northern...

April 1, 2021

UFU supports bill pushing for return of ANC payment

UFU supports bill pushing for return of ANC payment

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has come out in support of a proposed bill to reintroduce the Area of Natural...

March 31, 2021

Could you be one of NI’s first Environmental Technology Farms?

Could you be one of NI’s first Environmental Technology Farms?

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture (DAERA) is seeking the best examples of environmentally-friendly farms to join its new Technology Demonstration...

March 31, 2021

Poots: Industry must accept farming’s influence on the environment has ‘not always been positive’

Poots: Industry must accept farming’s influence on the environment has ‘not always been positive’

Northern Ireland’s agri-food stakeholders must accept the industry’s influence on the environment has “not always been positive” attendees at AFBI’s...

March 31, 2021

FFA: Firm date needed for TB action

FFA: Firm date needed for TB action

Farmers For Action has written to Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister calling for a firm date for when the region’s bovine...

March 31, 2021

Partnership to train packaging specialists to reduce agri-food plastic use

Partnership to train packaging specialists to reduce agri-food plastic use

A new partnership will fund training for packaging technologists in Northern Ireland in a drive to find more sustainable alternatives...

March 30, 2021

Libby Clarke awarded prestigious President’s Plate

Libby Clarke awarded prestigious President’s Plate

Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) stalwart Libby Clarke has been presented with one of the organisation’s highest honours. The prestigious...

March 30, 2021