Attorney General torpedoes veterinary medicines changes
Declan O Brien
The legal view has also scuppered the proposed introduction of a national database for fertiliser sales.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Ration prices set to hold for December
The latest indications from the feed trade are that prices will be unchanged in December.
28 November 2022 News
New veterinary and fertiliser rules expected ‘by Christmas’
It is looking like farmers will need a prescription to buy wormers from 1 January, as Minister McConalogue expects a tightening of veterinary medicine rules to become law by Christmas.
Fertiliser database ‘gap’ in North could be easily closed – Cahill TD
Jackie Cahill TD stated that while the fertiliser database ‘loophole’ could be solved by seeking NI herd numbers, unregistered North-south movements will be more difficult to control.
21 November 2022 News
North-south gap in vet med rules threatens exports - report
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture has issued a report recommending 19 changes to the legislation which will introduce two farmer databases.
17 November 2022 News
Fertiliser steady despite gas price drop
There has been little movement in the price of fertiliser as merchants across NI continue to experience supply chain shortages.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmers facing ‘burdensome red tape’ to dose stock – ICSA
Cavan suckler farmer and ICSA animal health chair Hugh Farrell says low-income cattle and sheep farmers could potentially under-use anti-parasitic products if new regulation proposals are not adapted.
24 October 2022 News
Serious concern around fertiliser availability
EU production of nitrogen is down approximately 70% due to plant closures as a result of high natural gas prices. Siobhán Walsh and Rachel Donovan report.
12 October 2022 News
Fertiliser and vet medicine rules ‘massively threaten’ agri merchants
A proposed Government bill concerning the tracking of fertiliser movement and the prescribing of wormers is causing concern among merchants.
11 October 2022 News
‘Substantial’ job losses facing rural co-ops – ICOS
The Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society has called for a legal solution to allow co-ops to continue to prescribe of antiparasitic veterinary medicines.
28 September 2022 News
Farmers buying fertiliser from North to face dual database registration
Many organic farmers will also face registration, as lime is treated as a fertiliser in the rules to be introduced in January.
26 September 2022 News
Fertiliser gets another price hike
There have been further prices increases on chemical fertiliser this week with CAN up £20/t.
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland