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Northern Ireland
Carbon audit linked to new payments
Peter McCann
In addition, claimants will be required to abide by new rules, develop a nutrient management plan, and participate in a new ruminant genetics programme.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Bovine TB setting records in NI
The upward trend in bovine TB incidence in NI is continuing, the latest DAERA figures show.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers call for action on EU milk market
With prices currently at unsustainable levels, there are some calls for the European Commission to intervene.
Top BPS recipients in NI affected by cap
Defra has published the annual list of direct payments to farmers across the UK.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farming by the book isn’t always possible
The weather this past spring has provided a significant challenge on many NI farms.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
NI roundup: slurry solutions, live export bill and BSE status
Weekly news in-brief from across the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers fear income hit from green policies
A survey of farmer attitudes to future agricultural policy was undertaken by the UFU and IFJ at the 2023 Balmoral Show.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: a tough challenge to get through the spring
The weather has improved, but it will take time to recover from a damaging spring, writes John Egerton.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
In pictures: solid trade for fat lambs at Kilrea Mart
Factory-fit lambs were a solid trade at the weekly sheep sale in Kilrea Mart on Monday.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Price cuts brings CAN below £350/t
Nitrogen prices continue to trend downwards, with quotes on CAN dropping below £350/t.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Factories keen to cut young bull quotes
Farmers offloading finished cattle in NI indicate that prices are slightly easier on steers and heifers, but bulls are much more challenging trade.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Slight cooling in NI mart trade for cattle
Prices paid for heavy flesh stores sold through the live trade in Northern Ireland have eased from record levels this spring, but generally remain positive.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland