Northern Ireland
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
Kieran Mailey
Latest news in-brief from across the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland
29 May 2024 News
Outlook for farm input costs is improving, but risks remain
What’s next for fertiliser, feed and fuel prices after three years of volatility.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Debt levels up at farm service providers
Small businesses must stand up for themselves and complete cash flows.
Little change expected to silage contractor charges
There are signs that silage costs for the 2024 season will start off on par with 2023 levels in Northern Ireland.
Solar PV proves popular but some challenges remain – IFA
James Kelly, from IFA and Bord Gáis Energy’s solar solutions team, reflects on their solar journey to date.
17 April 2024 Renewables
Renewable revolution sweeping rural Ireland
The solution is to allow emissions reductions be discounted from total farm emissions.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Buying stores to graze: Do the costs stack?
Where farmers are planning to purchase store cattle to graze and finish, doing up a budget before buying is advised. Kieran Mailey reports.
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Making the CAP work - farmer views wanted
Farmers have a chance to tell the EU about the bureaucracy of the current CAP and it should be taken.
7 April 2024 News
Diesel price affects production and distribution costs
Rising diesel prices increase costs for farmers and exporters alike and it looks like the trend will continue.
5 April 2024 News
Fertiliser is now a 'dirty word' outside farming
Farmers will end up spreading fertiliser at night, they're so paranoid at this stage, one merchant reckoned.
20 March 2024 Dealer
Beef prices fall short of finishing costs
Beef prices are running below finishing costs, putting farmers into loss making territory this spring
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Fertiliser costs almost halved in year to January 2024 - CSO
Both input and output costs have fallen over the 12 months up to January 2024, according to the latest CSO data.
12 March 2024 News