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Northern Ireland
£690m bovine TB bill dwarfs RHI
David Wright
Over the past five years, our estimates indicate approximately £213m has been needed to cover bovine TB costs in Northern Ireland.
24 May 2023 Farmer Writes
A simple trial and a ‘complete handling’
Robert McConaghy milks cows and finishes beef cattle on his farm outside Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
High yields bring lower constituents, AFBI study shows
AFBI research has looked at milk composition on farms in NI operating feed-to-yield systems.
Those against badger cull need to see sense
In the last year the evidence from roadkill assessments suggests TB is up by 69% in local badgers.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Report pours cold water on NI vet school
A vet school in NI is seen as a means of ensuring a long term supply of vets in NI.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Competition authority taking aim at vet companies
Four multinational veterinary businesses have now come under investigation by the UK Competition and Markets Authority in recent years.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
NI milk league – the facts behind the figures
Kieran Mailey explains what is, and what isn't, included in our monthly milk league.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Tirlán keeps hold of top spot for April
Tirlán makes it two months in a row on top of the NI milk league having paid the highest price for April.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Processors move to cut lamb quotes
Sheep processors in Northern Ireland have cut lamb quotes and are also exerting pressure on the cattle trade.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Tirlán paying higher prices for milk solids
Tirlán continues to dominate the league tables in NI for 1m litre suppliers.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Falling grain prices put pressure on feed mills
Grain markets continue to trend downwards, leaving feed mills under pressure to cut ration prices.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farm crime rises by 21% in NI
Across the 11 policing districts in Northern Ireland, the highest rate of agricultural crime occurred Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland