Northern Ireland
Bonus scheme for Hampshire Down lamb launched
Peter McCann
The farmer-led group is developing a network of local butchers to process and markets lamb through the scheme.
4 May 2022 Opinion
Home Farm: Growth explosion expected
The beans are already showing the effects of the rain, with the field now a uniform green.
15 March 2022 Dealer
Bord Bia must fill Tara's shoes
Will the State agency tasked with promoting Irish food worldwide look inside or outside for their new CEO? Either way, there are plenty of people steeped in experience of Bord Bia.
Letter highlighting issues with Quality Assurance payments for beef cattle
"Can someone please explain the justification of the QA payments system?" - Robert Woodcock, Co Kilkenny
2 March 2022 Letters
Quality Assurance audits revert to on-farm
Audits scheduled before Monday 24 January will remain as remote audits while Bord Bia expect their new blended audit process to be ready in the coming weeks.
26 January 2022 News
Return to remote auditing for Bord Bia SBLAS and SDAS
Bord Bia says the return to remote auditing is temporary, with a blended audit system currently being worked on to allow an on-farm audit to take place safely in the future.
5 January 2022 News
Bord Bia quality assurance scheme ‘fundamentally wrong’ – Naughten
Independent TD Denis Naughten was highly critical of Minister McConalogue's inability to provide clear quality assurance data for Irish beef.
11 December 2021 News
Scrap Bord Bia quality assurance condition in new suckler scheme - ICSA
ICSA suckler chair Ger O’Brien has slammed the decision to make membership of Bord Bia’s Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) mandatory for the new suckler scheme.
12 November 2021 News
Farmer fury over interest charge on BEAM clawback
There has been an angry reaction to the BEAM clawback letters issued this week. Adam Woods has more.
8 September 2021 News
Home Farm: keeping officially in line
An official-looking letter arrived which, as usual, I opened with some trepidation.
30 June 2021 Opinion
Home Farm: IT ignorance shines through
We really struggled with the system as I longed for a piece of ordinary paper to simply write down the numbers.
19 May 2021 Opinion
LMC increase quality assurance fee
The Northern Ireland beef and lamb farm quality assurance scheme is also funded by a processor fee it has been increased by 20% under the latest review.
28 April 2021 News