Covid-19

NI’s £1.2 million Covid-19 wool support scheme opens

NI’s £1.2 million Covid-19 wool support scheme opens

A £1.2 million Covid-19 support scheme has opened for applications from sheep farmers affected by the global slump in wool...

July 29, 2021

UK vets report steep increase in intimidation levels during Covid-19

UK vets report steep increase in intimidation levels during Covid-19

Vets across the UK experienced an alarming increase in levels of intimidation from animal owners over the past year, according...

July 26, 2021

Rural pub saved by actions of ‘Village’ people

Rural pub saved by actions of ‘Village’ people

Farmers are among the community members in the village of Rathgormack, Co. Waterford, who have clubbed together to buy the...

July 24, 2021

Daily Covid testing to replace isolation for UK food processing workers

Daily Covid testing to replace isolation for UK food processing workers

It’s hoped a new Covid-19 testing regime rolled out across UK meat plants will help ease staff shortages exacerbated by...

July 23, 2021

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

DAERA announces date Covid-19 TB testing mitigations will end

Mitigations made to bovine TB testing in Northern Ireland to minimise disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are...

July 20, 2021

UK meat processors seeing 1 in 10 staff told to self-isolate by NHS Covid app

UK meat processors seeing 1 in 10 staff told to self-isolate by NHS Covid app

Meat companies across the UK have reported that up to one in 10 staff members have been told to self-isolate...

July 20, 2021

Taking time off as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Taking time off as Covid-19 restrictions ease

One thing most farmers are guilty of doing is not taking time off and having a break, with many part-time...

July 3, 2021

Cap on ticket sales expected for September Balmoral Show

Cap on ticket sales expected for September Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show organisers are expecting to cap ticket sales for the event to proceed in September. Responding to questions from...

June 23, 2021

ONE ideas conference: Agriculture most trusted industry in the US

ONE ideas conference: Agriculture most trusted industry in the US

Production agriculture is now the most trusted industry in the United States, according to Alltech chief executive, Dr. Mark Lyons,...

June 22, 2021

Reduction in cross-compliance inspections in NI for 2021

Reduction in cross-compliance inspections in NI for 2021

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that DAERA officials will carry out a reduced number of cross-compliance inspections...

June 17, 2021

SIPTU will seek ‘to build on proposals’ in Sick Leave Bill

SIPTU will seek ‘to build on proposals’ in Sick Leave Bill

Representatives of trade union SIPTU have said that they will look to build on the proposals contained in the new...

June 9, 2021

DAFM confirms four marts breached Covid rules

DAFM confirms four marts breached Covid rules

Just four of the 86 licensed marts in the country breached Covid-19 restrictions, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

June 2, 2021

Kilkenny Mart to resume sales from Monday morning

Kilkenny Mart to resume sales from Monday morning

Kilkenny Co-op Livestock Mart is to resume sales from next week, starting on Monday (May 31). While a sale had...

May 28, 2021

Mart sale postponed due to Covid-19 regulation breach

Mart sale postponed due to Covid-19 regulation breach

A mart sale which was due to take place today (Thursday, May 27) at Kilkenny Co-op Livestock Mart has been...

May 27, 2021

£2 million Covid-19 support scheme announced for potato growers

£2 million Covid-19 support scheme announced for potato growers

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced further information on the £2 million financial support package for potato growers....

May 26, 2021

DAERA granted additional £12.4 million of Covid support money

DAERA granted additional £12.4 million of Covid support money

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has been granted a further £12.4 million to fund its...

May 25, 2021

Minister gives breakdown of Covid-19 supports that amounted to €61m

Minister gives breakdown of Covid-19 supports that amounted to €61m

Agriculture-related costs, in the form of funding to support various sectors impacted by Covid-19, have amounted to more than €61...

May 25, 2021

Covid-19 response sees DAFM complete 895  inspections

Covid-19 response sees DAFM complete 895 inspections

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has carried out 895 inspections of the country’s meat-processing plants, up...

May 21, 2021