Northern Ireland
Food expert critical of UK trade policy
Peter McCann
Henry Dimbleby said cheap food imports would contradict any future policies that the government brings forward for food production and land use within the UK.
New environment body costs DAERA £631,000
The level of funding that the Office for Environmental Protection will get from DAERA could change from year to year.
24 June 2022 News
Foot-and-mouth control zone declared in England
Under the regulation, no farmer is permitted to move any susceptible animal in to or out of a temporary control zone.
Queen seeks farm manager
The Dealer notes that the Queen is looking for a farm manager for 2,500 ewes and 65 sucklers.
15 June 2022 Dealer
Journalist turned sheep farmer stuck in the middle with ewe
Holly Crawford’s new book is a traditional love story, just with added sheep. She discusses moving from England to a Northern Ireland sheep farm in conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
18 May 2022 Features
UK sheepmeat exports recover
The start of 2022 has seen UK sheepmeat exports to the EU recover as the industry adapts to new Brexit controls.
20 April 2022 News
UK sheep flock grows by 3% in 2021
The increase from 14.1m to 14.5m ewes comes despite the recent announcement that the English flock contracted last year and reduced by 1% to 6.4m ewes.
2 April 2022 Markets
Badger cull targeted for autumn
The plan in NI is to follow the model from England where badgers are culled by controlled shooting.
30 March 2022 News
‘Limitations’ in badger cull study, admits editor
The controversial new study was conducted by wildlife campaigners and was published in the scientific journal Veterinary Record.
30 March 2022 News
New badger cull study is ‘scientifically flawed’
The research was conducted by wildlife campaigners and was published last week in the scientific journal Veterinary Record.
23 March 2022 News
Women ‘overlooked’ on NI farms, report finds
Women face ‘many complex challenges’ when it comes to career progression within the local agriculture sector, MLAs have said.
9 March 2022 News
Horticulture sector frustrated by NI protocol
Under the terms of the NI protocol, growers in NI are effectively working within the EU plant health regime
2 March 2022 News