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Cost of rural theft fell 37% in Northern Ireland in 2020

Cost of rural theft fell 37% in Northern Ireland in 2020

The cost of rural theft in Northern Ireland is reported to have fallen substantially over the last year during the...

August 3, 2021

Dog attacks estimated to cost more than £115,000 in Northern Ireland

Dog attacks estimated to cost more than £115,000 in Northern Ireland

Dog attacks on farm animals across Northern Ireland are estimated to cost over £115,000 in 2020, according to new statistics...

February 3, 2021

NI farmers least likely in UK to want to retire

NI farmers least likely in UK to want to retire

Fewer than one in seven Northern Ireland farmers plan on fully retiring and many do not discuss their later life...

October 15, 2020

Cost of farm fires up by £1 million in Northern Ireland

Cost of farm fires up by £1 million in Northern Ireland

Rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging farmers to check their fire precautions and have emergency plans in place, as the...

October 14, 2020

Cost of tractor fires soars to £19 million in the UK

Cost of tractor fires soars to £19 million in the UK

Overloaded battery terminals are behind an increasing number of tractor fires, an investigation of almost 1,000 carried out by rural...

October 9, 2020

Half of UK farmers turning to diversification to support incomes after Brexit

Half of UK farmers turning to diversification to support incomes after Brexit

Almost half of the UK’s farmers (48%) are planning to set up or expand diversification schemes – a figure which...

February 7, 2020

Could your tidy farm net you a grand?

Could your tidy farm net you a grand?

A new competition is boasting prizes of up to £1,000 for farmers who impress a team of judges with their...

March 7, 2018

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Calls for tougher judicial sentences for people involved in rural crime have been reiterated by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU),...

August 14, 2017

‘Farmers an easier target for criminals, as urban dwellers are more security conscious’

‘Farmers an easier target for criminals, as urban dwellers are more security conscious’

Farmers have turned into an easier target for criminals over the last 20 years, as urban dwellers have become more...

August 14, 2017