Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland milk sector outlines decarbonisation efforts

Northern Ireland milk sector outlines decarbonisation efforts

Northern Ireland continues to decarbonise its milk sector and greater strides to this effect can be expected. This was one...

November 26, 2021

New housing measures for birds in NI to prevent bird flu spread

New housing measures for birds in NI to prevent bird flu spread

New housing measures are to be introduced as part of the Avian Influenza ‘bird flu’ Prevention Zone in Northern Ireland...

November 24, 2021

Fertiliser – as it turns out, Ireland is awash with the stuff

Fertiliser – as it turns out, Ireland is awash with the stuff

It’s hard to get away from the fertiliser debate taking place across the island of Ireland at the present time....

November 16, 2021

Lakeland announces change to pricing system for NI suppliers

Lakeland announces change to pricing system for NI suppliers

Lakeland Dairies has announced a new payment system for milk suppliers in Northern Ireland which it says will encourage suppliers...

November 12, 2021

AgriSearch welcomes new NI Soil Nutrient Scheme

AgriSearch welcomes new NI Soil Nutrient Scheme

AgriSearch has welcomed the recent announcement by Northern Ireland agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, launching the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme for...

November 10, 2021

White’s Oats unveils new ‘eco-scores’ as part of sustainability ambition

White’s Oats unveils new ‘eco-scores’ as part of sustainability ambition

As part of its sustainability vision for the future, Co. Armagh-based White’s Oats, has unveiled a full sweep of A+...

November 10, 2021

Forage utilisation key to improving farm sustainability

Forage utilisation key to improving farm sustainability

Ruminant-based livestock sectors will achieve the sustainability improvements they need to make, through improved forage utilisation, according to United Feeds...

November 9, 2021

Deadline looms for submissions to NI Food Strategy Framework

Deadline looms for submissions to NI Food Strategy Framework

Time is running out to give your views through the public consultation on ‘Food at the Heart of Our Society...

November 8, 2021

NI beef steering group aims to deliver carbon calculations for farmers

NI beef steering group aims to deliver carbon calculations for farmers

Plans are in place within Northern Ireland’s beef sector to develop a concerted response to the challenge of climate change,...

November 1, 2021

Minister launches Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland

Minister launches Green Growth Strategy for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has launched the draft Green Growth Strategy for Northern...

October 27, 2021

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs...

October 26, 2021

McAleer calls for financial certainty for agriculture in Northern Ireland

McAleer calls for financial certainty for agriculture in Northern Ireland

Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee chairperson, Declan McAleer, MLA says that he supports the four pillars laid...

October 19, 2021

Over £301 million in NI Direct Payments to issue on day one

Over £301 million in NI Direct Payments to issue on day one

A total of £301,755,000 in Direct Payments will issue to Northern Ireland farmers on the first day of payments for...

October 15, 2021

Meeting the challenge of climate change on beef farms – where to start?

Meeting the challenge of climate change on beef farms – where to start?

A recent sustainable livestock production webinar highlighted the challenges posed by climate change on beef farms. However, the same College...

October 5, 2021

A decade of success for LMC in Northern Ireland

A decade of success for LMC in Northern Ireland

The recent Balmoral Show marked the tenth anniversary of Ian Stevenson’s appointment as chief executive of the Livestock and Meat...

October 4, 2021

Climate change – the pressure is growing on beef sector

Climate change – the pressure is growing on beef sector

Livestock farmers attending the recent sustainable beef webinar, hosted jointly by the College of Agricultue, Enterprise and Rural Affairs (CAFRE)...

October 4, 2021

Beef focus: Producing suckler progeny and wind energy in NI

Beef focus: Producing suckler progeny and wind energy in NI

Farming near Tempo in Co. Fermanagh, Darren Foy runs a suckler operation with a small-scale wind turbine on the farm...

September 18, 2021

Northern customers buy over 50,000 Irish cattle this year

Northern customers buy over 50,000 Irish cattle this year

Cattle buyers in Northern Ireland are making their presence felt at mart rings around the Republic this year, as over...

September 13, 2021