Northern Ireland
Complications with bird flu vaccine rollout
Peter McCann
Vaccinating for bird flu could have implications for international trade as it is unclear how it would affect the UK’s official avian influenza disease status.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep scab undetected in flocks, study finds
Scab is a highly contagious disease in sheep which is caused by a mite and can lead to itching, wool loss, reduced animal performance and welfare issues.
2 November 2022 Northern Ireland
News in-brief: dairy commodities drop and bird flu update
Dairy commodity prices under pressure and English opt to house birds in face of avian influenza outbreak.
Grazing is a crucial part of nature
In the first part of a three-week series, Peter McCann looks at the basic principles of regenerative agriculture.
Travel: Wheat fields and wool towns
Liam Clancy re-visits East Anglia; the land of his agri-college days, wheat-fields, wool towns and ‘messing about in boats’.
19 October 2022 Features
Growing cereals and beans for dairy cows
Ian Bowness farms near Wigton, Cumbria, in the northwest of England. Peter McCann reports.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
NI news round-up: bird flu, subsidies and exports
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Government funds 10,500ac of solar farms
Over 10,500ac worth of solar panels have secured funding under the Government's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme, according to analysis from the Irish Farmers Journal
12 October 2022 News
Slowing the pace of BPS decline
The decision by Defra to review farm policy has been welcomed by English farm leaders.
5 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Earthworm populations indicate soil health
Biological activity within soils has benefits for soil structure, organic matter levels, water infiltration and plant growth.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
English farm policies to be ‘rapidly reviewed’
The review will include frameworks for regulation, innovation, and investment that affect farmers and land managers in England.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
English livestock numbers in decline
The latest livestock figures for England show a continued decline in cattle and pigs.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland