Northern Ireland
Muir wants mandatory CCTV in abattoirs
David Wright
Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs would put NI into line with legislation in Britain.
Factories lag behind mart trade for lambs
The live trade in NI is returning higher prices to farmers with slaughter-fit lambs for sale.
12 June 2024 Markets
NI trends: Price deals on offer for bigger numbers; live trade on fire for lambs
Beef finishers with a good supply of cattle are finding it easier to negotiate on price, while the live trade is on fire for fat lambs.
Free bluetongue testing for farmers in Britain
Farms along the east and south coast of Britain are at highest risk of Bluetongue virus, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
11 June 2024 News
Dairy calf birth registrations rising in Britain
Calf birth registrations in Britain shows an ongoing rise in the number of animals originating from a dairy dam.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Sheep genetics export centre to open in NI
The centre, which will be run by Animal Breeding Europe, will include facilities to collect, freeze and quarantine both semen and embryos.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Rising butter prices boosts MPI
The milk price indicator for NI has risen for the fifth time in a row on the back of improved commodity returns.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
NI factories exert price pressure on beef and lamb
Beef and lamb processors in NI are trying to pull prices this week with varying degrees of success
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
DAERA get animal health powers back
Environment Secretary Steve Barclay “has exercised his discretion to not retain direction and control” over key policy areas.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Confusion over DAERA animal disease powers
The issue surrounds new Windsor Framework regulations where 19 pieces of EU legislation have come under the control of the UK government.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Irish beef sales to China bounce back
Exports to the giant Asian market are still dwarfed by sales to Britain and the EU.
22 May 2024 News
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.