N.Ireland

Prime cattle prices in Northern Ireland back over 14% on 2013

Prime cattle prices in Northern Ireland back over 14% on 2013

The average prime cattle price in Northern Ireland during July 2014 was 312.9p/kg, down 14.9% from July 2013 when the...

August 25, 2014

UFU welcome marts decision to disclose beef cattle residencies

UFU welcome marts decision to disclose beef cattle residencies

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the decision by the Northern Ireland Livestock Auctioneer Association (NILAA) to display the number...

August 23, 2014

No progress yet on cattle residency issues in Northern Ireland

No progress yet on cattle residency issues in Northern Ireland

There has been no progress yet on finding a solution to the issue of the number of ‘residencies’ cattle can...

August 18, 2014

NI potato industry agree to collect potato promotion funding

NI potato industry agree to collect potato promotion funding

Following a meeting of potato industry stakeholders to discuss the best way forward for the industry. Potato packers, merchants and...

August 17, 2014

Northern Minister approves application for ‘nomad’ cattle to be labelled as ‘Irish’

Northern Minister approves application for ‘nomad’ cattle to be labelled as ‘Irish’

‘Nomad’ cattle can now be labelled as ‘Irish’, the Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill announced. The Minister has...

August 15, 2014

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