Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
15 May 2024 Features
Watch: steering success - mastering the art of tractor driving
Having only driven a tractor once before, Sarah McIntosh was eager to get behind the wheel again and attend the pilot FRS Training women’s tractor driving course.
9 May 2024 News
Teagasc launches BEEF2024 open day
'Securing your future' is the theme of this year's Teagasc BEEF2024 open day, which will take place on 26 June in Grange, Co Meath.
UFU warns farmers to be mindful of farm safety when catching up on work
The Ulster Farmers' Union is urging farmers to slow down, be careful with machinery and livestock and be aware that farm accidents can happen in the blink of an eye.
9 May 2024 News
Man dies in Carlow farm incident
The incident took place at a farm in Hacketstown, Co Carlow.
24 April 2024 News
Farmers urged to be vigilant of slurry gases
Slurry poses a major health and safety risk on-farm and all steps should be taken to minimise risks.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Man in his 60s dies in Carlow farm incident
The incident took place at a farm in Hacketstown, Co Carlow.
23 April 2024 News
Spike in injuries when farm workload increases
As the weather picks up and workload increases, Teagasc is urging farmers to keep an eye on farm safety.
17 April 2024 News
Councils at odds on farm inspections
Some county councils have hit pause on their farm inspection campaigns in light of the bad weather, while others are continuing.
10 April 2024 News
Bord Bia can reschedule audits for farmers
Bord Bia is engaging with stakeholders and farmers to manage audits for farmers severely affected by poor weather.
6 April 2024 News
HSA reschedules farm inspection blitz
A focused farm inspection campaign on the safe use of farm machinery timed ahead of the busy harvesting season had been due to kick off in the coming weeks.
5 April 2024 News
HSA inspections must be halted - IFA
The Health and Safety Authority's plan for a "blitz of farm inspections" cannot proceed with "deplorable" weather conditions continuing, the IFA says.
3 April 2024 News