Members fashion ‘New Beginnings’ with flowers in YFC...
UK food experts meet local artisan producers
A special treat for the first person at Balmoral Sho...
Straid YFC annual barbecue
Holywood open garden
Co Down YFC to hold Balmoral Show dance
Schools take part in a food heritage project using t...
Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle O’Neill is emphasising the need to be alert to the threat posed by the tree disease Ash Dieback and report any suspect symptoms to the department.
INVEST Northern Ireland has hosted the first ever delegation from the influential UK Guild of Food Writers to Northern Ireland.
Many dairy producers will be relieved to see temperatures increase and grass start to grow.
BRITAIN’S pig and poultry producers must be braver in talking about what happens on their farms if consumers are to be driven to buy more high-welfare, home-grown food.
Potato crops are at high risk of early attacks of blight this season, if weather conditions remain conducive to infection, warns Syngenta potato specialist, Rob Farrow.
Securing the first ever Aberdeen-Angus championship at the new Balmoral Show location at the Maze, Balmoral Park, was local breeder James Porter, Ballinderry, Lisburn, with the first prize heifer from the two year old heifer class and overall female champion Old Glenort Lavender L251.
In the May installment of his blog, David is still hopeful for a stretch of good weather so that he can get the whole herd out to grass, but this is proving to be very difficult.
Gill Gallagher, UFU policy officer, writes about the latest developments from the UFU Beef and Lamb Committee.
The UK farming unions including the UFU last week joined forces with colleagues from across Europe to demand that national governments co-finance any transfer of funds from the direct payments pillar of the CAP to the rural development pillar.
Ulster Farmers’ Union President Harry Sinclair would like to remind farmers that the deadline is fast approaching for farmers who have lost stock due to the recent severe weather and wish to submit a force majeure application for the 2014 Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances (LFACA) scheme.
As summer approaches the Ards Group hopes to see a change in the weather for the better, many will be glad to see an end to the winter and spring of 2013 due to some of the most adverse weather conditions since records began, making life for farmers extremely difficult.
The UK National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (Plant Protection Products) was published by Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs in February 2013.
Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club held its annual fun day at the Ballymoney Showgrounds.
The showjumping enthusiasts who made the journey to the north coast last weekend were rewarded with excellent conditions and pleasant spring weather.
Mourneview Riding club members have been out and about having fun all over Mourne in the past few weeks.
The Northern Ireland Festival recently held their 9th annual show at Cavan Equestrian Centre. The show was a huge success making it the biggest Festival yet with over 1,600 entries received and all stables sold out!
THE Mid Ulster Showjumpers got their 2013 season under way with their gymkhana, held, as usual, on the lands of Mr Hugh Nicholl, Hillhead Road, Castledawson.
Ballymena Show committee recently held their annual press launch to highlight the activities which will be held at Ballymena Showgrounds on the 24th and 25th May.
THE Causeway Coast Community Showjumpers have a long and happy association with the annual Balmoral Show and the Balmoral qualifiers for the national showjumping classes holds a special significance as they are jumped on a grass arena.
Moneyrea YFC in Co Down will be holding a charity treasure hunt n aid of Moneyrea YFC’s chosen charity Age NI this coming Friday (May 24).
The finals of the YFCU 2012-2013 floral art competition took place at the Balmoral Show on Thursday morning. Competitors put together a display to depict the theme of “New Beginnings” to mark the show’s move to the new venue at Balmoral Park.
The final of the girls’ five a-side football, sponsored by Elanco, will take place on Thursday 16th May 2013 on the Cattle Rings, Balmoral Show, Balmoral Park at 4.00pm.
ON Friday 3rd May Bleary YFC got behind the wheel and went to Gosford Karting for their last club meeting for the summer.
THE Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) is excited to be part of Balmoral Show 2013 at the new venue in Balmoral Park and has created an action-packed timetable of events for this year’s historic event.
STRAID YFC will be holding their annual barbecue later this month.
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
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