Climate and environment
County council farmyard inspections: what to expect
Caitríona Morrissey
Caitríona Morrissey spoke to agricultural scientist Gillian Delehanty about what county council inspectors will look for when it comes to water quality issues on farms.
10 January 2024 News
Slurry spreading season to open
As of 13 January farmers in zone A can spread slurry and farmyard manure.
10 January 2024 News
Slurry spreading open dates almost upon us
The dates from which farmers can legally apply slurry, farmyard manure and chemical fertiliser are fast approaching.
Farm rules and dates unchanged for 2024
Cross-compliance standards for 2024 were published by DAERA last week in a document that spans 97 pages.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Opinion: is 2023 the shape of things to come?
As farmers batten down for the winter, and wrestle with slurry, dung, and feed, the nagging fear that we are in new and dangerous times is widespread.
28 October 2023 Opinion
Land-stored farmyard manure can remain unspread over winter
Ordinarily, farmyard manure cannot be stored on land over the closed winter period.
28 October 2023 News
Almost 8,000 farmers import cattle slurry
The Department of Agriculture has released data on organic manure movements between farms in 2022.
25 October 2023 News