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Farmer Writes: planning ahead for the next generation
John Egerton
John Egerton’s son William is now in control of the farm’s sheep flock.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
DAERA to review slurry export rules
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused significant disruption in the global fertiliser industry.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Don’t derive comfort in fertiliser sales stats
Just because others are cutting back, it doesn’t follow that you should do the same.
48% of drystock farms have no fertiliser
The results of a CAFRE survey of NI farmers were presented to a new Rising Costs Industry Taskforce.
6 April 2022 News
NI news: TB reactors, zero farm walk and red diesel
Round-up of news in-brief from across the farming and food industry in NI.
6 April 2022 News
Organic sector hits out at lack of DAERA advice
Organic farmers and growers in NI have to turn to Teagasc for advice, an industry leader has said.
23 March 2022 News
DAERA gives assurances on free soil tests
The new Soil Nutrient Health Scheme will see a free soil sampling service offered to every farmer in NI over the next four years.
23 March 2022 News
Northern Ireland Sheep Programme webinar: register here to view
The virtual farm walk takes place on Thursday 3 March at 8pm and visits Tynan Abbey Estate, where in excess of 500 ewes and an 80-cow suckler-to-beef herd are run on 222ha of grassland.
3 March 2022 News
Generation next
Helen Sharp chats to Megan Mcgrory about her post as equine lecturer at the College of Agriculture, Farming and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and why the future of the equine industry is in good hands.
2 March 2022 Show jumping
Developing a sustainable production system
Tynan Abbey Farm, run by Kate Kingan and Peter Mant, is striving to develop a production system that best utilises the farms resources and labour availability and delivers a worthwhile margin.
23 February 2022 NI Sheep Programme
UFU wants limits on green payments
The lack of a cap on payments in future agri-environment schemes has raised concerns among farmers in NI.
16 February 2022 News
Farmers find their feet in Donaghadee
Adam Woods visited a Northern Ireland beef discussion group recently to find out what issues are affecting Northern Ireland beef farmers.
16 February 2022 Breeding & health