Northern Ireland
Algal blooms lead to review of slurry rules
Peter McCann
Dave Foster from DAERA suggested stricter rules around farm nutrient management would be needed in some areas in the future.
20 September 2023 For Sale
Hill farm near Belfast hits the market
The farm has frontage on to the Upper Hightown Road and it also be accessed via laneways on to the Ballyutoag and Crumlin Roads.
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Heaton-Harris pushes for TB payment cuts
The proposal to cut TB compensation in NI is likely to receive an angry response from farmer representatives.
UFU losing patience with GB pedigree sales
Alexander Kinnear said the rules associated with export sales are proving unworkable and he described some of the requirements as “an insult to the industry”.
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Landfald wins world sheepdog title at Gill Hall
An estimated 30,000 spectators watched proceedings at the event held at Gill Hall Estate.
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
NI fertiliser sales hit new record low
There is also little evidence that farmers forward-bought more fertiliser last year for spreading in 2023
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Camera at the Mart: Mule ewe lambs sell to £198 at Aghanloo
Some Mule ewe lambs that were smaller or less well marked sold for well under £90 (€105).
13 September 2023 Markets
Small scale renewables are lower priority in NI
New small-scale installations will still have a role going forward, particularly on sites where there is a high electricity demand.
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Over half of Tier I grant fund claimed
Almost 1,200 claims have been submitted so far for Tier I, which equates to 51% of scheme participants.
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
DAERA acknowledges risk of land abandonment and sucklers average over £2,700
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Bovine TB payment cut will not be rushed
New ministers at Stormont would be expected to consider the budget-saving measures put forward by civil servants.
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland