Northern Ireland
Food expert critical of UK trade policy
Peter McCann
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.
22 June 2022 Dealer
Department looking for badger cages
The cages are to be made of 10-gauge copper dipped weld mesh mild steel or better.
MPs call on UK government to adopt “core standards”
MPs want to see future food imports meeting the production, welfare and environment standards expected of UK producers.
BovINE EU conference allows for the pooling of knowledge and resources
Martin Merrick reports from the BovINE EU conference in Germany, where presentations were made to project partners.
22 June 2022 Markets
Watch: sheep shooting tourism continues
The Irish Farmers Journal has uncovered further video evidence of guided sheep shooting activity, first reported in November 2021.
22 June 2022 News
Positive change for Tasmanian farmer
Aidan Brennan previews one of the main speakers at this year’s Positive Farmers Conference.
8 June 2022 Management
Mastitis in ewes greatly underdiagnosed
Mastitis giving rise to clinical symptoms and grave illness in affected sheep is usually detected, but there are significant issues that pass under the radar as they are not readily detected.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
PwC to review DAERA’s handling of vet case
An independent review of how DAERA handled a case involving former vet Dr Tamara Bronckaers is to be completed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Letter regarding the looming crisis in Ireland's pig industry
"Our value chain is very much broken - Shane McAuliffe, Castleisland, Co Kerry.
1 June 2022 Letters
DAERA staff scrutinise local livestock marts
Matters of concern are being raised directly with mart staff and follow up checks are being conducted to ensure such issues have been addressed.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
‘Alarming level of inaction’ on dog control
Farm organisations and rural stakeholders have made several submissions to the Department of Rural and Community Development to improve the control of dogs.
25 May 2022 News
Protecting our brand image
We can point to numerous examples of where brands have been damaged, in some cases fatally, where the brand image sold to the consumer did not match the reality of the production system.
18 May 2022 Editorial