Deadline approaching for Covid-19 support fund

Deadline approaching for Covid-19 support fund

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is encouraging members to check if they are eligible for the £21.4m coronavirus (Covid-19) support scheme which is available for farm businesses affected by the pandemic. “Many of our farmers have been hit hard by Covid-19 and are continuing to feel the impact of the virus,”... View Article

LMC supports all-island Irish Grass Fed Beef PGI

LMC supports all-island Irish Grass Fed Beef PGI

Implementation of the first step towards gaining Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for all-island Irish Grass Fed Beef has been welcomed by the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) for Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is running of a national opposition procedure... View Article

Lack of river management threatens potato crop

Lack of river management threatens potato crop

A combination of heavy rainfall and poor management of rivers by local river agencies, has led to unnecessary field flooding and crop destruction in areas of Northern Ireland, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). “A large amount of rain has fallen across the country in recent days and while... View Article

Love Lamb Week raises awareness of lamb production

Love Lamb Week raises awareness of lamb production

Providing consumers with an insight into the importance of lamb production, and encouraging them to try local lamb, is at the heart of Love Lamb Week 2020 running from September 1-7. Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is working in collaboration with the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) and Department of Agriculture,... View Article

Virtual Game Fair to open on August 29-30

Virtual Game Fair to open on August 29-30

Great Game Fairs of Ireland has created a Virtual Game Fair, which will open on August 29-30, keeping enthusiasts entertained and informed until the physical fair returns to Shanes Castle over June 26-27, 2021. The organising team has put the attractions and accommodation of NI at the heart of this... View Article

UFU urges support for others within agriculture industry

UFU urges support for others within agriculture industry

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says arable farmers are stepping up to the many, varied challenges when growing their crops to the highest standard for an ever-demanding market, and internal support from others in the agri industry is key to sustaining the arable sector. It will also help to ensure consumer... View Article

UFU encourages NI consumers to buy local homegrown potatoes

UFU encourages NI consumers to buy local homegrown potatoes

Retailers and consumers who purchase homegrown potatoes are supporting Northern Ireland farming and food production and safeguarding local food security, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). “Consumers who purchase local, new season potatoes are not only making a healthy food choice but can rest assure that they are getting... View Article

NI agri leaders visit local farms with UFU

NI agri leaders visit local farms with UFU

Ulster Farmers’ Union organised a number of agriculture visits for Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots and Assembly Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Declan McAleer on August 10. The NI agri leaders visited Garry Bog Ballymoney, Casey’s farm Cloughmills and Jamieson’s Farm Ballycastle, along... View Article

Northern Ireland sees resurgence in potato consumption

Northern Ireland sees resurgence in potato consumption

Latest Kantar figures suggest Northern Ireland’s potato packing sector has grown by 3.9% over the past year in terms of total turnover. However, while most key parameters including frequency of purchase and volumes purchased per retail visit are up, prices have fallen. “The average price of potatoes in the shops... View Article

UFU announces new leadership team at AGM

UFU announces new leadership team at AGM

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has elected a new leadership team at its AGM on July 25, conducted as a drive-in event at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park, Lisburn. Co Antrim livestock farmer Victor Chestnutt was voted in as president for two years and David Brown was re-elected as deputy... View Article