Northern Ireland
Bracken spray re-approved for 2022 season
Peter McCann
Approval for the 2022 season was confirmed on Tuesday and the herbicide can be applied from 1 July to 12 September.
21 June 2022 News
Owner of organic farm 'negligent' in protecting herdsman, High Court says
The court ruled that Gerard Ryan Cooney, 63, from Upperchurch, Thurles, was working in an "unsafe" and "poorly designed" cattle crush. Eoghan Dalton reports.
16 June 2022 News
West Clare farmer facing trial following farm death
Judge Mary Larkin described the circumstances in which a Clare farmer lost his life in a farm accident as “horrific”.
Cavan man in 90s ‘seriously injured’ in farm accident
An elderly man was seriously injured in a farm accident in Co Cavan on Wednesday and was airlifted to hospital.
27 May 2022 News
Watch: sunshine drives silage ‘fever’
The spell of good weather will see farmers and contractors take to the fields this weekend.
27 May 2022 News
Beef Management: Controlling Docks, BDGP and silage safety
In this week's beef management notes, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at contolling docks in grassland, BDGP stock bull requirements and safety at silage time
25 May 2022 Management
Human resources: learning to live (and work) with Long COVID
When it comes to Long COVID, what do we know about it and what can employers do to protect their employees as well as their business? Janine Kennedy writes.
11 May 2022 Careers
NI news round-up: COVID agri-food complaints, EFS and GDT
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
New farm safety project to ensure no farmer is left behind
"Too often, familiarity can lead to farmers becoming accustomed to risks on their farms," Minister of State Martin Heydon said.
15 April 2022 News
Big payback on breeding effort
Aidan Brennan previews what farmers can expect from this weeks' Focus on breeding.
13 April 2022 Breeding
Preparing for pregnancy and protecting against risk as a self-employed farmer
Farming, female and thinking of having a child? What yard risks should you bear in mind? asks Margaret Hawkins
16 February 2022 Health
Minister launches €7m farmer environmental training scheme
Advisers facilitating the training days will deliver at least half of the training on a farm, the Department has said.
8 February 2022 News