Covid-19

Covid-19 TB testing flexibilities to end on September 1

Covid-19 TB testing flexibilities to end on September 1

Flexibilities to TB testing protocols that were introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic will end on September 1, Agriland understands....

August 16, 2021

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

3,000 eligible for NI’s wool payment yet to apply

Around 3,000 Northern Ireland farmers eligible for the department’s Covid-19 support payment for wool have yet to apply despite the...

August 11, 2021

McAleer calls for more vaccination clinics in rural areas

McAleer calls for more vaccination clinics in rural areas

West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer has called on the Department of Health and Health Trusts to engage with local community...

August 5, 2021

Tyson Foods to require Covid-19 vaccinations for its workforce

Tyson Foods to require Covid-19 vaccinations for its workforce

Tyson Foods has this week announced a requirement for all its US workforce to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The...

August 5, 2021

2021 Balmoral Show to require test or proof of vaccine for entry

2021 Balmoral Show to require test or proof of vaccine for entry

It’s not just their tickets that showgoers will need to remember to bring to this year’s postponed Balmoral Show. To...

August 4, 2021

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