Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Animal and bird feed, even maize and wheat, can pollute watercourses such as rivers and streams.
Read our guidance on Animal and bird feed storage to learn more >>>
Fertilisers can be a major cause of water pollution. They raise nutrient levels which causes excessive growth of algae and other aquatic plants in both rivers and the marine water environment.
Read our guidance on Fertiliser rules to learn more >>>
Livestock feeds such as silage, brewer's grains and molasses can be highly polluting to rivers and other watercourses. Bacteria that are already present in the water use the feed to multiply and, at the same time, remove oxygen from the water. Without oxygen the fish and small insect life in the watercourse cannot survive
Read our guidance on feed delivery and storage to learn more >>>
Fertilisers can be a major cause of water pollution. They can raise nutrient levels and cause excessive growth of algae and other aquatic plants in both rivers and the marine environment
Read our guidance on fertiliser for landscaping to learn more >>>
If you maintain machinery on your farm you should read our guidance on maintaining farm machinery.
This guidance covers all methods of applying sheep dip. It also covers the use of 'pour-on' products as these contain some of the substances that are also used in sheep dips.
Read our guidance on Sheep dip rules to learn more >>>
If you make or store silage you must follow certain regulations if your storage facilities were constructed or substantially altered after:
Older storage facilities are normally exempt from the regulations. However, you may have to carry out improvement work if your environmental regulator considers that your facilities could cause pollution. You may not be able to use the structure until all necessary works are completed.
Read our guidance on the Silage regulations to learn more >>>
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