Northern Ireland
Carbon audit linked to new payments
Peter McCann
In addition, claimants will be required to abide by new rules, develop a nutrient management plan, and participate in a new ruminant genetics programme.
Bovine TB setting records in NI
The upward trend in bovine TB incidence in NI is continuing, the latest DAERA figures show.
NI agri leaders put realism into green debate
A conference organised by RSPB and the National Trust took place in Belfast on Tuesday.
Top BPS recipients in NI affected by cap
Defra has published the annual list of direct payments to farmers across the UK.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farming by the book isn’t always possible
The weather this past spring has provided a significant challenge on many NI farms.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers fear income hit from green policies
A survey of farmer attitudes to future agricultural policy was undertaken by the UFU and IFJ at the 2023 Balmoral Show.
31 May 2023 Northern Ireland
£690m bovine TB bill dwarfs RHI
Over the past five years, our estimates indicate approximately £213m has been needed to cover bovine TB costs in Northern Ireland.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
New push to scrap standstill at GB sales
A potential solution to the six-month standstill for Northern Ireland livestock was agreed between the EU and UK last year.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Those against badger cull need to see sense
In the last year the evidence from roadkill assessments suggests TB is up by 69% in local badgers.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Report pours cold water on NI vet school
A vet school in NI is seen as a means of ensuring a long term supply of vets in NI.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Green watchdog to investigate DAERA
The OEP came into effect in NI in February 2022 and part of its remit is to scrutinise what public authorities do in relation to the environment.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
TB rate among badgers surges
The positive rate of 27% for 2022 and compares to a rate of 16% which was recorded the previous year.
17 May 2023 Northern Ireland