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Northern Ireland
£690m bovine TB bill dwarfs RHI
David Wright
Over the past five years, our estimates indicate approximately £213m has been needed to cover bovine TB costs in Northern Ireland.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
High yields bring lower constituents, AFBI study shows
AFBI research has looked at milk composition on farms in NI operating feed-to-yield systems.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
NI milk league – the facts behind the figures
Kieran Mailey explains what is, and what isn't, included in our monthly milk league.
A simple trial and a ‘complete handling’
Robert McConaghy milks cows and finishes beef cattle on his farm outside Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
24 May 2023 Farmer Writes
Tirlán keeps hold of top spot for April
Tirlán makes it two months in a row on top of the NI milk league having paid the highest price for April.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Farm crime rises by 21% in NI
Across the 11 policing districts in Northern Ireland, the highest rate of agricultural crime occurred Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Processors move to cut lamb quotes
Sheep processors in Northern Ireland have cut lamb quotes and are also exerting pressure on the cattle trade.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
New push to scrap standstill at GB sales
A potential solution to the six-month standstill for Northern Ireland livestock was agreed between the EU and UK last year.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Tirlán paying higher prices for milk solids
Tirlán continues to dominate the league tables in NI for 1m litre suppliers.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
NI round-up: Rural Support survey and surge in cattle imports from ROI
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Nitrogen efficiency varies across NI dairy farms
Nitrogen-use efficiency is a measure of the amount of nitrogen consumed by a dairy cow which subsequently ends up in milk protein.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Those against badger cull need to see sense
In the last year the evidence from roadkill assessments suggests TB is up by 69% in local badgers.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland