Slurry and Irrigation news around the UK

19 June 2019

Quality feed, chop and pump process boosts farm’s new AD process

25 April 2019

The pump has significantly enhanced the AD process at this mixed farm

New Landia slurry pump works wonders at dairy farmer's AD plant

25 April 2019

The farmer's new pump produced an unprecedented throughput

Shining separator success at Kemble Farms’ AD plant

6 November 2018

Some would argue that it might be wrong to put a piece of equipment up on a pedestal. After climbing the steps up on to the ‘pedestal’, w...

Farm ordered to pay out £14,000 after pollution kills 3,000 fish

14 September 2018

A farmer has been ordered to pay out over £14,000 following a court case which found him guilty of killing 3,000 fish due to pollution. S...

Farmers to see pioneering slurry dewatering system in action

3 July 2018

A farm is trialling technology that removes water from slurry and treats it with an aim to be acceptable for reuse or safe discharge. The...

Farmers remain in critical condition following slurry incident

19 June 2018

Two farmers are said to be in a critical condition after being overcome by toxic slurry fumes over the weekend. The two men, a father and...

Two farmers airlifted to hospital following slurry accident in Northern Ireland

18 June 2018

Two farmers were overcome by toxic slurry fumes on their farm in Northern Ireland over the weekend, and are now recovering in hospital. T...

Ireland’s landmark AD plant continues to set standards

14 June 2018

Ireland’s first farm-scale AD/Biogas plant might well be approaching its eighth year of operation, but the 24/7 attention to detail at the G...

Two farmers drowned in slurry pit after attempting to remove blockage

18 May 2018

Two farmers died in a slurry accident after entering it to remove a blockage, an inquest into their deaths has explained. Alexander Forma...

NFU 'disappointed' after calls to delay changes to charges regime rejected

22 March 2018

The NFU has said it is "disappointed" after the Environment Agency rejected its recommendation to delay the implementation of changes to its...

Farmers reminded of slurry guidance following wintry weather

2 March 2018

Farmers are being encouraged to follow best practice guidance on spreading manure and dirty water during the ongoing wet and wintry weather....

Slurry export forms deadline approaching for NI farmers

10 January 2018

Northern Irish farmers have by the end of January to submit forms showing the movement of organic manures off their farm, or face penalties....

NI farmer fined £1,000 after boy passed out due to slurry fumes

1 November 2017

A Northern Irish dairy farmer has been fined for an incident in which a teenager was overcome by fumes pumping slurry at a farm. The 14-y...

Slurry problems and financial issues creating 'dangerous levels of stress' for NI farmers

30 October 2017

Concerns with the slurry deadline, financial problems and the increased prices of fodder and animal feed are creating high-levels of stress ...

NI farmers can use ‘reasonable excuse’ to spread slurry during closed period

19 October 2017

The wet weather has made it "nearly impossible" to spread slurry safely on many farms across Northern Ireland and farmers are concerned as t...

Northern Irish farmer responsible for 'major fish kill' fined £2650

15 September 2017

A County Fermanagh farmer has been convicted of allowing slurry to enter a waterway causing a "major fish kill". Victor Armstrong, who fa...

Grant funding available to help farmers build reservoirs and improve irrigation

8 August 2017

Farmers and landowners can now apply for grant funding for on-farm reservoirs and equipment to improve water resource management. Defra ...

Big slurry savings at farm-based AD plant

30 July 2017

A macerator and two pumps from Borger are helping provide significant slurry handling savings at a farm-based AD plant in Lincolnshire. P...

Welsh environment secretary warned of farm pollution 'epidemic'

24 July 2017

There has been an 'unacceptable' rise in agricultural pollution incidents in Wales, according to the chairwoman of Natural Resources Wales. ...

AD now powers over a million homes, says new report

5 July 2017

Anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK now have enough capacity to power over a million homes, a new report has said. The Anaerobi...

Somerset farmer ordered to pay £22k for killing 1,700 fish

28 June 2017

A dairy farmer from Somerset has been ordered to pay more than £22,000 for polluting a river with slurry and killing 1,700 fish. Bath Mag...

Farmer forced to pour slurry on field to stop illegal ravers 'furious with police'

12 June 2017

A Cambridgeshire farmer who poured slurry on land to stop it being used by illegal ravers has said he was forced to act after police 'stood ...

Welsh 'super dairy farm' fined £36k for polluting stream with slurry

9 June 2017

A Welsh 'super' dairy farm has been fined £36,000 after cattle slurry waste polluted a nearby stream. Howell and Susan Richards, who have...

Video: Landia shows chopper pumps and mixers at Grassland & Muck

26 May 2017

Grassland & Muck, the triennial event organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, returned to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 24-25 ...

Borger showcases 'easy and highly effective' Bioselect separator

23 May 2017

For easy and highly effective separation of slurry at AD plants and farms, Borger will be showcasing its Bioselect separator on Stand D211 a...

Landia’s pasteurizer and mixers help Fre-energy’s Next Generation Agriculture

20 April 2017

Describing your highly innovative technology as ‘a slurry tank with a lid on’ is unlikely to win any marketing awards, but with nine success...

Ulster farmers back anti fertiliser tariff campaign

16 February 2017

With fertiliser prices still high the Ulster Farmers’ Union has backed a campaign to persuade the European Commission that in a harshly comp...

Two men found dead at farm believed to have been trapped in slurry tank

28 December 2016

Two men have died in an accident involving slurry on a farm in Leicestershire. A 35-year-old and 19-year-old died on Thursday on the farm...

Farmers urged to apply for new grant scheme for slurry store covers

12 December 2016

Livestock farmers are being urged to get applications in early if they want to access a new grant scheme for slurry store covers. The Far...

Northern Ireland relaxes slurry-spreading rules due to recent weather conditions

5 October 2016

Farmers in Northern Ireland can apply for a slurry-spreading extension due to the recent soggy weather. Environment and Rural Affairs, Mi...