Northern Ireland
Tight timeframe to meet future targets
David Wright
The lack of a functioning Executive at Stormont has major short- and long-term implications for the agri-food industry in NI.
25 January 2023 News
Deer spreading and populations rising
Researcher Kilian Murphy has tracked changes in the makeup of Ireland’s deer population from 2000 to 2018.
25 January 2023 News
Deer numbers: TB risk, silage loss and road safety issues
Rachel Donovan speaks to farmers and politicians in Wicklow, Galway and Waterford about their experience of growing deer populations.
No change for cattle mart sales with new TB regulations – ICOS
ICOS has reminded farmers that they can continue to sell all cattle through marts despite new TB testing requirements.
25 January 2023 News
Department must pay for additional TB testing - ICSA
The ICSA has reiterated its position that farmers should not pay for additional TB testing and highlighted that new regulations won’t affect the majority of cattle sellers.
24 January 2023 News
New TB testing rules should not affect cow sales
ICOS livestock services executive Ray Doyle discusses some frequently asked questions regarding the new TB testing requirements under animal health law.
11 January 2023 News
No change to mart cull cow trade from new TB rules
Ray Doyle, ICOS says there is no new mandatory requirement to pre-movement test any animal being presented for sale in the mart.
11 January 2023 News
‘Experts’ forcing suckler farmers out of business
Letter to the editor: Basil Buchanan, Ashgrove Farm, Hillsborough, Co Down.
4 January 2023 Letters
Weekly podcast: Slurry changes, cattle thefts and land demand
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
30 December 2022 News
Stalemate leaves big decisions on hold
Ministers are required at Stormont to sign-off on major policy items, including issues that will impact farmers.
28 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Almost €25m in TB compensation payments issued to farmers
The Department said that payments being made to farmers under these schemes will continue to be processed right through the Christmas period.
28 December 2022 News
Bovine TB cases continue to surge
The number of TB reactors in NI is at levels not seen since the early 2000s.
21 December 2022 Northern Ireland