N. Ireland News

10 Steps For Dealing With Debt

It is hard to believe, when you have been living in the quiet hell of Mortgage Arrears that you can still be your family’s hero. This week a national campaign has started where the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) are… Continue reading

Tractor MOT’s In Northern Ireland: What You Need To Know

‘Fast’ tractors which travel more than 15 miles from their base will not be required to go through the Ministry of Transport (MOT) test inspection unless they are being used for non-agricultural purposes.

Kennedys - Silage contractor

AgriLand put several sets of scenarios to the Department… Continue reading

Farm Modernisation Tier 1 Offers £7.5 Million For Farm Technology

The second round of Northern Ireland’s Farm Business Improvement Scheme Tier 1 grant will open for applications in the new year.

It’s estimated that a total of £7.5 million will be set aside for the second tranche of Tier 1. However,… Continue reading

Almost 120 Agricultural Shows To Benefit From €800,000 Funding Bonus

Almost 120 agricultural shows are set to benefit from a funding bonus of over €800,000, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, confirmed.

Rural Affairs Minister Michael Ring Pic. Steve Humphreys

Rural Affairs Minister Michael Ring Pic. Steve Humphreys

The €812,000 allocation by his department to… Continue reading

Farmers Can Now Get Invalidity Pension As Government Extends Benefit To The Self Employed

Self-employed workers who cannot work due to long term illness or disability can claim Invalidity Pension from December 1, 2017.


This includes small business owners, farmers, tradespeople, freelancers, contractors and professionals.

The current personal rate of payment is €198.50 per… Continue reading

Five Steps To Preventing Calf Scour

Calf scour is a major issue for young calves during the winter period. Kieran Mailey outlines five tips for preventing scour.

Autumn calves - Cavan

Calf scour is the leading cause of mortality in suckler herds. Scour causes diarrhoea as the result of damage… Continue reading

Five Farm Safety Tips For Breeding And Feeding Indoors

Breeding and feeding indoors brings challenges for man and beast, writes Jack Kennedy


Housed Beef Cattle

Housed Beef Cattle

1. Breeding Indoors

There is no doubt if you are trying to pick up cows in heat on a busy winter milk farm… Continue reading

Report Finds Brexit Is Affecting Border Communities In Donegal

EU and Irish Flags

Brexit is already having an effect on local communities in border regions of the country, a new report has found.

The report, from Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Central Border Area Network ( ICBAN) is based on survey and… Continue reading

Eight Steps To Better Winter Feed Management

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1 Maximise Feed Intake

In order to maximise your performance over the winter feeding period you need to provide all the correct parameters to achieve maximum intake. It is essential to minimise stress and digestive upsets.

Maximising intake and increasing… Continue reading

Farm Family Meetings To Cover Tax Liabilities Reliefs And Allowances in N. Ireland

Farming families are urged to attend one of a series of meetings planned to make their businesses more resilient.

Farm Family Key Skills

Farm Family Key Skills

Farmers and their family members can meet with accountancy professionals and legal experts, as well as farm… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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