The leader of the Ulster Unionist Party Robin Swann has questioned why only 10% of the anticipated £250m budget for the Farm Business Investment Scheme has been provided, despite the scheme being half way through its originally recommended three year cycle.
The Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president Victor Chestnutt has challenged the credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK, post Brexit, following a meeting with live exporters this week.
New research aims to increase dairy industry competitiveness
Ulster University has been awarded funding of almost €400,000 as part of a larger €2.6 million research grant to develop new mixing process technologies for milk powder hydration that aims to significantly enhance the economic competitiveness of the Irish dairy industry.
Many challenges are facing livestock producers this winter due to the seemingly endless wet weather. One potential health issue to which all sheep and cattle producers should be giving consideration is liver fluke.