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Ballymena chicken manure AD plant eyes 200,000t expansion
Stephen Robb
The Tully Biogas Plant hit the headlines in 2017 when it became the first plant in the world to run entirely on chicken manure and now has plans to expand its capacity to 200,000t.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
DNA tags in cattle to start from 2026
DNA profiling of cattle, known as genotyping, is needed to build breeding value indexes for livestock in NI
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
NI milk league: Tirlán makes it six months on top
Tirlán tops the NI milk league for April, making it six months out in front of its competitors.
Lakeland sets course for higher solids milk
Kieran Mailey takes a look at how the changes to the Lakeland payment model might impact different suppliers.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
NI milk league: Tirlán paying over 40p/l for high solids milk
Tirlán continues to pay a leading price on higher solids milk in Northern Ireland.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Lambs holding firm as hogget supplies plummet
Fat lambs are a solid trade in NI with little movement on prices, although hoggets are getting harder to source
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy commodities on an upward trend
Dairy commodities saw butter and powder prices increasing at the GDT and Dutch auctions.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Fane Valley invests in Ready Egg Products Ltd
Ready Eggs packages and processes over 25m eggs per week, across the UK.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy co-ops facing a period of flux
There was plently of talk at Balmoral Show around the potential implications of having different milk payment systems operating in NI
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy farmer makes case for regenerative ag
The need for more resources to be targeted at regenerative farming was made to MLAs last Thursday.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Farmers looking to recover after wet spring
David Wright reports on the main findings of a farmer survey done at Balmoral Show.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Muir sets the record straight at Balmoral
Andrew Muir was appointed Minister for Agriculture in Northern Ireland in February 2024.
22 May 2024 Dealer