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‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

A “technical solution” is reportedly available for livestock trade issues between Britain and Northern Ireland, but would require political buy-in...

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UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has announced plans to hold two online training sessions to inform slurry contractors about several...

September 15, 2021

Peatlands Strategy: UFU warns against funding bog rewetting plans from direct payments budget

Peatlands Strategy: UFU warns against funding bog rewetting plans from direct payments budget

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has aired its concerns over the economic effects of rewetting peatland in Northern Ireland as...

September 7, 2021

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers have been urged to share their personal bovine TB story in response to the consultation over Northern Ireland’s new...

August 27, 2021

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

The chilling psychological effects of bovine TB have left some farmers unable to even enter their own yards, according to...

August 27, 2021

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the department’s proposed Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio as a “step in the...

August 26, 2021

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging farmers to take a “hard look” at Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB (bTB)...

August 23, 2021

Climate Bill: ‘We’ve been accused of scaremongering but the facts speak for themselves’

Climate Bill: ‘We’ve been accused of scaremongering but the facts speak for themselves’

Agricultural leaders have stood by their stark warnings about Northern Ireland’s Climate Change Bill after an independent report has found...

August 18, 2021

Climate Bill to cost NI farming £11 billion

Climate Bill to cost NI farming £11 billion

Aiming for net-zero by 2045 – as called for in Northern Ireland’s Climate Bill – could result in the loss...

August 18, 2021

Agriculture Committee learns about ‘scientific approach’ to greener farming in Co. Tyrone

Agriculture Committee learns about ‘scientific approach’ to greener farming in Co. Tyrone

Members of Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs committee visited a farm in Co. Tyrone to see for themselves the...

August 17, 2021

Rural boiler owners urged to respond to OFGEM letters

Rural boiler owners urged to respond to OFGEM letters

Farmers and rural business owners with RHI boilers that received a letter from the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets...

August 17, 2021

Record entries for 2021 ‘Dig In’ schools competition

Record entries for 2021 ‘Dig In’ schools competition

The winners of the 2021 Dig in schools competition, celebrating 10 years of Open Farm Weekend, have been announced. The...

August 3, 2021

The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

A far reaching review of its tillage sector has confirmed the key role played by crop production within Northern Ireland’s...

July 20, 2021

UFU welcomes ‘long overdue’ bovine TB eradication strategy

UFU welcomes ‘long overdue’ bovine TB eradication strategy

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said welcomed the launch of the new bovine TB Eradication Strategy for Northern Ireland...

July 16, 2021

UFU tells Ag Committee Climate Change Bill 1 would be ‘more detrimental than any trade deal’

UFU tells Ag Committee Climate Change Bill 1 would be ‘more detrimental than any trade deal’

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has slammed targets set in the private member’s Climate Change Bill as “complete...

July 8, 2021

Industry reveals radical plans for NI’s new suckler and sheep support

Industry reveals radical plans for NI’s new suckler and sheep support

Radical proposals for future farm support for sheep and suckler farmers have been put forward by Northern Ireland’s farming industry....

July 7, 2021

Farm groups commission Climate Change Bill impact assessment report

Farm groups commission Climate Change Bill impact assessment report

Northern Ireland’s agricultural industry has commissioned an impact assessment report to evaluate how ambitions for Northern Ireland to achieve net-zero...

July 5, 2021

Significant lamb price drop in NI is ‘very unreasonable’ – UFU

Significant lamb price drop in NI is ‘very unreasonable’ – UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is very frustrated that sheep processing factories have dropped base lamb quotes by over £0.60/kg...

July 2, 2021