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Northern Ireland
Over 1,000 Tier 1 grants not claimed
Peter McCann
Almost 3,000 successful applicants received letters of offer under the Tier 1 grant scheme last year.
Dairy business keeps a focus on the cow
David Wright reports from the first farm visit on Monday as part of the British Grassland Society summer tour 2022.
29 June 2022 News
Winter milk production costs to rise by 11c/l
Farmers producing milk all year round will be faced with higher costs this year, the National Milk Agency has warned.
Farmer’s worst nightmare comes true
Taking a couple of days away from the farm, the last thing you want is a phone call to say the cows are out.
29 June 2022 Dealer
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; fat lamb price recovers
Finished cattle remain a steady trade in Northern Ireland, despite factories talking the market down. Meanwhile, fat lamb prices have recovered after recent price cuts.
29 June 2022 Markets
‘Stringent’ rules for new BVD herd status in NI
The BVD free status only stays with a NI herd for 14 days before it expires, so the application process must start again for future movements.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch: should I switch to milking cows?
With three sons keen to farm, John Egerton has questioned whether he should swap sucklers for dairy cows.
29 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Food expert critical of UK trade policy
Henry Dimbleby said cheap food imports would contradict any future policies that the government brings forward for food production and land use within the UK.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Suckler outfits sell to £2,160 at Swatragh
The monthly sale of breeding cattle in Swtragh Mart saw firm demand for maiden heifers and suckler outfits.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Food safety concern with no import checks
The Food Standards Agency said it is “vital” that an inspection process is in place to prevent “unsafe food” from entering the UK.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Lamb prices rebound after price cuts
The live trade for fat lambs has rebounded, with prices jumping £15 per head this week.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Mixed moves on July ration prices
There will be some movement on ration prices for July, but not all feed mills are applying a price rise.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland