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Northern Ireland

After a turbulent week, LacPatrick board members have voted for the co-op to explore its options in seeking a possible merger, joint venture or partnership deal with another dairy processor.
By Lorcan Allen on 19 April 2018
News in brief from the farming and food industry in Northern Ireland this week.
By Peter McCann on 19 April 2018
Beef finishers in Northern Ireland are benefiting from an improved cattle trade this week, with higher prices on offer.
By Kieran Mailey on 19 April 2018
Marts have recorded lower entries of hoggets and spring lambs, while factory agents continue to find it difficult to source required supplies.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
With all processors setting their base price for March, a price gap has opened between milk buyers.
By Kieran Mailey on 19 April 2018
The new governance body was one of the recommendations in TB Strategic Partnership Group’s report in December 2016.
By Peter McCann on 19 April 2018
From 1 May, animals persistently infected with BVD cannot move to slaughter in NI.
By David Wright on 19 April 2018
Supplies of finished cattle in Northern Ireland have tightened this week, leading processors to offer higher price deals. Hoggets are a steadier trade.
By Kieran Mailey on 19 April 2018
Shows, sales and events happening across Northern Ireland over the next week.
By Tom Morrow on 19 April 2018
LacPatrick Dairies is set to enter merger talks with neighbouring co-ops.
By Jack Kennedy on 18 April 2018
Ten years on, Northern Ireland MEP Jim Nicholson returns to Brazil.
By Phelim O'Neill on 14 April 2018
As farmers continue to struggle with fodder shortages, Minister Creed has been called on to extend the import scheme to Northern Ireland.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 18 April 2018
Coming from abroad or moving over 50km within the Republic of Ireland, you will be eligible for a scheme, but Northern Ireland is excluded.
By The Dealer on 12 April 2018
LacPatrick's northern suppliers have responded to requests for surplus fodder to assist the co-op's members running low on feed.
By Kieran Mailey on 12 April 2018
Cattle farmers in Northern Ireland can avail of discounts on cattle tags by pricing around and buying in bulk.
By Kieran Mailey on 12 April 2018
The average milk price paid in NI for January 2018 sits towards the bottom of the EU milk league.
By Kieran Mailey on 12 April 2018
Beef processors in Northern Ireland have increased their base quotes to 360p/kg, closing the gap between quotes and prices being paid.
By Kieran Mailey on 12 April 2018
The Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland (HSENI) intends to educate and inform farmers about best work practices to help reduce work-related fatalities.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 10 April 2018
New first aid training for farmers in Northern Ireland
A new course has been launched to ensure people are better equipped to deal with on farm accidents in Northern Ireland.
By Michael Keaveny on 07 April 2018
The average net investment on Northern Ireland farms in 2016/17 was £12,031.
By Peter McCann on 05 April 2018
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