Northern Ireland
DAERA confirms start date for XI tags
David Wright
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has set out a timeline for the switch to new livestock tags.
Muir beefs up NIEA enforcement team
Savings have been found within DAERA to help fund additional NIEA posts.
TB compensation remains at 100%
TB reactors are still being paid to 100% of value, but DAERA has warned of imminent budget pressures.
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Lough Neagh action plan with Stormont ministers
A report and action plan for Lough Neagh has been finalised by a group of experts led by DAERA.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Minister refuses to backtrack on net zero
NI Climate Change legislation came into force in 2022 and includes highly ambitious emission reduction targets.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Cattle forecast points to increase in supply
Industry forecasts show an increase in beef cattle standing on NI farms when compared to the previous year.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Dale Farm adds 0.25p/l to its price for May milk
Dale Farm has announced its base price for milk supplied in May in Northern Ireland.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Leeway with suckler payment ruled out
Late calving cows in some herds may not meet requirements under the Suckler Cow Scheme which is planned to open next year.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
No routine TB testing of badger roadkill
Only 61 road kill badgers were tested for TB by the Department of Agriculture in 2023.
5 June 2024 News
New nutrient rules in early 2025, says Muir
The Nutrient Action Programme in NI is normally reviewed every four years
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
NI milk production hits record high during Q1
Milk production for Q1 of 2024 is the highest on record for Northern Ireland.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland