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DAERA and PSNI urge livestock transporters to be aware of bogus...

 The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the PSNI today warned drivers transporting livestock to be vigilant and be certain of identification of...

CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level II) Course closing date for 2017/18...

The CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level II Certificate) Course is currently open for enrolments and will close at 4.00pm on Thursday 24 August 2017. The...

Are you improving land? Protect your payments by protecting semi-natural habitats

Have you bought or inherited land recently? Have you left an agri-environment scheme recently? Are you a successful applicant to the Young Farmer /...

A major boost to agri-food industry

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Chief Veterinary Officer, Robert Huey, today welcomed news that Northern Ireland has received final approval to...

DAERA announces advance payments for 2017

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has confirmed its intention to issue advance payments for the Basic Payment Scheme and Greening...

Selective dry cow therapy

In Northern Ireland use of antibiotic dry cow tubes in dairy cows at drying off has been normal practice for many years and is...

Northern Ireland exporters free to trade at lowest level of BSE...

Northern Ireland beef exporters can now trade with the lowest level status available for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). The new risk status was recognised by...

Castlewellan farmer takes home the silverware at All-Ireland competition

Joe Milligan, a young farmer from Castlewellan, has been named runner-up in the AIB / Teagasc All-Ireland ‘Best Farm Business Plan’ competition. Receiving a...

Farmers of tomorrow embrace farm safety

Over the summer, young people from across Northern Ireland will attend CAFRE to complete its 13 to 15 year old tractor driving course. Focusing on...

£2.3million investment strategy for fishing communities

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is inviting experienced organisations to help deliver a £2.3million sustainable development strategy for local fishing...

Deadline approaching – Environmental Farming Scheme Wider Level

Farmers offered an Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Wider level Scheme agreement have until 31 July 2017 to accept their agreement otherwise it will be...

Agri-food research funding programme open for applications

A joint DAERA/DAFM research funding programme is now open for applications from public performing research institutions in NI to apply for funding to participate...

Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System (NIFAIS) is operational

The first stage of the new Northern Ireland Food Animal Information System (NIFAIS) is now operational. Since Monday 19 June 2017, cattle ear tag suppliers and...

UFU President reminds farmers to think SAFE

UFU president Barclay Bell warns of devastating impact livestock injuries can have on farm business. While it is farm deaths that attract headlines, Ulster Farmers Union...

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