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Northern Ireland
Tier 1 grant rates increase by 11%
Peter McCann
Like previous tranches, if the scheme is oversubscribed, applications will be ranked on points-based selection criteria.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Completing a winter finishing budget for young bulls
Higher feed costs will have a significant bearing on the break-even cost of finishing young bulls next spring. Kieran Mailey reports.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
NI milk league: Lakeland moves back on top for August
For the first time since December 2021, Lakeland Dairies has finished on top of the NI milk league.
New research on milk from sustainable feeds
A new AFBI research project is examining the potential impact of removing cereals and soya from dairy cow diets.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Lost signals around higher milk solids
New fat and protein increments have been introduced by a number of processors, but do they matter at current milk prices? Kieran Mailey and David Wright report.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Lakeland breaks Tirlán run at the top
Lakeland Dairies has knocked Tirlan off the top of the one million-litre milk leagues for August.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Earthworm populations indicate soil health
Biological activity within soils has benefits for soil structure, organic matter levels, water infiltration and plant growth.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Easyjet drops carbon offset scheme
The international airline has confirmed that it will focus on technologies that lower emissions within its own business.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
70 new AD plants needed in Northern Ireland
The 70 new AD plants would produce biomethane for the gas grid and would add to the 76 farm-based plants already in operation.
28 September 2022 News
Rising interest rates impact farm borrowing
The latest increase in interest rate will result in farmers with bank loans seeing a rise in repayments.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Private vets critical of BVD policy in NI
With BVD rates in NI higher than in 2020, frustration is growing at the lack of action by DAERA to stamp out the disease.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
TB reactors hit a new peak in July
The rates of the disease continue to be going in the wrong direction in NI.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland