Ulster Farmers’ Union
Farming goes through its fair share of ups and downs, but the Ulster Farmers Union is always there to serve its members. The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is the largest democratic voluntary organisation representing farmers and growers in Northern Ireland. Its central objective is to promote their interests both at home and abroad through professional lobbying.
Today, the UFU has over 11,500 members. Members are supported by 23 regional offices and headquarters building in Belfast. The Union’s commercial subsidiary, Countryside Services Ltd, is located in Dungannon.
The UFU takes a close interest in rural affairs and services, and works with politicians both in the UK and internationally, and with other groups and organisations
to advance rural interests. It has particularly close links with consumer groups, countryside and wildlife bodies, animal welfare organisations and academics.
The Union works closely with the National Farmers’ Unions in England, Scotland and Wales, and the Irish Farmers’ Association in Dublin. Collectively the UK Unions support the Bureau de l’Agriculture Brittanique, giving local farmers a permanent staff presence in Brussels
The strength of the Union is clearly demonstrated by its ability to successfully represent the wide range of interests of farmers.
What They Do
Promote and support Ulster farming