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News round-up from Northern Ireland
Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
Fermanagh and south Tyrone has the most farms
Over 4,000 farm businesses applied for the Basic Payment Scheme in the Fermanagh and south Tyrone parliamentary constituency this year.
‘You are not alone’ – bereaved farm families told
A team of advisers and counselors are available through Life Beyond to offer guidance to bereaved farm families.
Prawn shells can stop algal blooms in NI
Chitosan has binding properties which could be used to treat blue-green algae that has grown in Lough Neagh, a committee of MLAs has been told.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Leeway with suckler payment ruled out
Late calving cows in some herds may not meet requirements under the Suckler Cow Scheme which is planned to open next year.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
New nutrient rules in early 2025, says Muir
The Nutrient Action Programme in NI is normally reviewed every four years
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Nutrient in NI rivers hits eight-year low
Last year’s improvement in water quality is significant given that 2023 was a wet year.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Other priorities ahead of funding for local shows
Officials within DAERA’s finance division are currently preparing a range of policy proposals for Minister Muir’s consideration.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Peasant farmers are forgotten in history
There are similarities between peasant farmers of the past and small part-time farmers of today.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Get smart with sheep wormers this summer
Strategic dosing can lower worm burdens on farms and also prevent worm populations from becoming resistant, writes Peter McCann.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep genetics export centre to open in NI
The centre, which will be run by Animal Breeding Europe, will include facilities to collect, freeze and quarantine both semen and embryos.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland