Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland
20 April 2022 Editorial
Editorial: solar can deliver a good return on investment
We cannot ignore the relatively short payback time that catapults solar investment high up the list for a good return on investment.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
NI to receive £127m fund to replace RDP
The new UK Shared Prosperity Fund appears to be mainly aimed at replacing the likes of the EU-funded LEADER programme.
Minister announces new farm support policy for Northern Ireland
Minister for agriculture in Northern Ireland Edwin Poots has announced details around the future of farm support payments.
24 March 2022 News
New dairy group cannot result in ‘something dressed up as quotas’
Macra president says splitting the country's livestock sectors up was a "tactical move".
7 February 2022 News
Delaying pension age could lead to 'increased farm accidents' - IFA
IFA farm business chair Rosemary McDonagh and IFA farm family chair Alice Doyle have expressed views on raising the pension age to 68.
5 February 2022 News
How poultry farmers could potentially be exposed
The fully integrated poultry production model has served growers well, but if production is cut they become exposed.
20 January 2022 News
Teagasc urges farmers to complete profit monitor
Teagasc says it has invested to significantly upgrade its profit monitor process over the last two years, with new-look reports and much-improved analysis.
18 January 2022 News
Low-cost loans for farmers extended - Varadkar
Agricultural primary producers can continue to secure credit to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their businesses, according to Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
17 January 2022 News
Costs puts pressure on UK farm returns in 2022
Some of those rising costs might only be temporary, but others look to be embedded for the long term.
1 January 2022 News
Beef Management: cashflow, fodder budgets and injections
This week we look at creating a cashflow budget for 2022, doing a fodder budget and keeping an eye on injection sites.
15 December 2021 Management
Tipperary farm business wins €10,000 bursary
Tullahay Farm, near Grangemockler in south Co Tipperary, is owned by Rosemary O'Shea. She makes liquid whey drinks and savoury soft cheeses from 250 Friesian cows.
11 December 2021 News