Northern Ireland
Volatile grass growth to be the new norm
David Wright
David Wright reports from the AgriSearch 'research and innovation needs' conference held on Tuesday
29 November 2023 News
Bord Gáis planning ammonia-fired power plant for Cork
The generating station would be the first of its kind in Europe.
29 November 2023 News
Cattle farms excluded from EU industrial emissions rules
It was agreed in trilogues that the rules should only apply to larger pig and poultry farmers, with cattle farms to remain excluded.
Focus can’t just be on lower carbon emissions
Lowering carbon emissions is not the only environmental issue that matters
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Proposed planning rules catch all sheds
The Ulster Farmers’ Union and other agri food bodies employed experts to assess proposed new planning rules which were published by DAERA in July 2023.
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Uisce Éireann to pay over €7,000 for ammonia pollution incident
Inland Fisheries Ireland secured a prosecution against Uisce Éireann for pollution of the Ballinagh River in Cavan in which 160 fish died.
20 October 2023 News
Research shows scope to change dairy cow diets
Both phosphorus and crude protein can be lowered in dairy cow diets without a negative impact on performance
11 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland news in-brief
Weekly news in-brief from across the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland
4 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Attitudes must change towards the use of AD
Unlike some alternatives, AD offers reliable and consistent energy from renewables
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Small splash plates not LESSE compliant – DAERA
By spreading out slurry, these small splash plates cause higher ammonia emissions, a DAERA spokesperson has argued
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Councils tell farmers to take down sheds
A growing issue with planning in recent years has been smaller livestock buildings that fall under the 150 square meters threshold for permitted development.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Solving problem ammonia emissions at source
New innovations in livestock housing can significantly reduce ammonia emissions, David Wright reports.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland