UK inflation rate fall is good news
Phelim O'Neill
Inflation falling to its lowest rate of increase in almost two years persuaded the UK prime minister to call an election.
23 May 2024 News
IFA demands immediate ban on below-cost buying
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue needs to recognise the need for additional legislative powers for the Agri-Food Regulator, IFA president Francie Gorman has said.
DNA tags in cattle to start from 2026
DNA profiling of cattle, known as genotyping, is needed to build breeding value indexes for livestock in NI
Profits jumped more than €200,000 at ICBF in 2023
Income boosted by Brexit reserve money granted as part of the national genotyping programme.
22 May 2024 News
Farmer settles for royalties due on their farm saved seed
The PVDO said the farmer agreed to pay all royalties on cereal seed sown in a number of years, along with the legal costs incurred.
22 May 2024 News
Rise in fertiliser costs suited Government's green agenda - Aontú
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín has said that emergency supports are needed now to subsidise the cost of fertiliser, with many farmers "deep in debt" due to inflation over the past number of years.
20 May 2024 News
Weekend weather: highs of 22°C forecast on Sunday
Current indications suggest that there will be further showers or longer spells of rain out to midweek.
17 May 2024 News
Debt levels up at farm service providers
Small businesses must stand up for themselves and complete cash flows.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Wet spring delays planting in strawberry sector
Due to wet weather, strawberry supply will not meet demand and there is an expected scarcity for the next few weeks.
15 May 2024 News
Soya price surge to impact feed trade
Flooding in Brazil has impacted soya availability on global markets, causing prices to rise and potentially hit ration prices in the weeks ahead.
15 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Beyond Meat reflects category's problems
Consumers remain unattracted by either plant or laboratory-based fake meat products, but no room for farmer or industry complacency.
15 May 2024 News
Bill on vet practice ownership back on the table
The bill would ensure that veterinary practices can only be owned by licensed vets.
15 May 2024 News