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Northern Ireland
Water quality drop due to animal feed
Peter McCann
Phosphorus was described as “the problem nutrient” for local lakes and rivers at a soil science conference in Belfast this week.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Move to robots pays off for Bellemont Holsteins
The McCollum family run the 500 cow Bellemont Holstein herd outside Coleraine and last week, they held an open day outlining their system. Kieran Maily reports.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
NI beef price lagging 30p/kg behind Britain
NI prices are behind those paid in Britain, but still compare favourably to those paid across Europe. Kieran Mailey reports
Loughans Angus heifers going under the hammer
The pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd owned by John and Rory Best will hold a timed auction of in-calf heifers.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
NI milk prices among worst in Europe - UFU
With dairy commodity markets on the rise, there is scope for NI milk processors to lift base prices, argue the UFU
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Slatabogie Holsteins make the show ring a family affair
The Paul family from Maghera are showcasing their pedigree Holstein cattle in the main cattle classes at 2023 Winter Fair.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer engagement vital post soil scheme
Analysis by AFBI researchers has highlighted the importance of on-going engagement with farmers around managing nutrients.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
New ambassadors for nature friendly farming in NI
The Nature Friendly Farming Network has appointed six new ambassador farmers in NI.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
High land prices limit options for farmers
High land prices mean farmers have to be productive across the area they own
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
NI guide to nature positive dairy farming
The guide sets out various actions that can be taken on farms to improve biodiversity.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Dairy takes centre-stage at 37th Winter Fair
The one-day dairy event takes place on 14 December at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
The older I get, the less I know about sheep
Dung samples of lambs threw up some unexpected results for Derek Robinson.
6 December 2023 Farmer Writes