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Straid YFC annual barbecue
Holywood open garden
Co Down YFC to hold Balmoral Show dance
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Moycraig YFC dinner
Zara wins wind energy competition at YFCU AGM
Agri-food is a vital and growing part of the Northern Ireland economy, sustaining up to 92,000 people in employment, Ulster Bank’s most senior executive in Northern Ireland emphasised at one of the Balmoral Show’s main events on Thursday.
Details of a letter which had been sent by a farmer called J Bennet at Poyntzpass, Co Down, was read to a members of the committee of the North-East Agricultural Association when they had met at 73 High Street in Belfast, this week in 1868.
Justice Minister David Ford has announced that a new Rural Crime Unit will be formed within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland is set to launch a TV advertising campaign called ‘Milk: A Force of Nature,’ which will appeal to NI mums and highlight the wide range of nutrients available in milk.
Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill, MLA attended the EU Council meeting in Brussels this week at which Ministers reached a final position on key reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy.
GOLDEN Cow, one of Northern Ireland’s favourite butter brand will be ‘Spreading the Love’ at the Balmoral Show with the help of one of our favourite chefs Jenny Bristow in support of the CLIC Sargent Home from Homes appeal.
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.
Ulster Farmers’ Union is pleased to be sponsoring the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster 2013 exchange programme offering long term placements to Australia, Canada and the United States of America to YFCU members.
The Ulster Farmers’ Union is pleased to announce that discounted Balmoral tickets are now available for members to purchase from their local offices and UFU headquarters.
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.
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.
FINVOY YFC recently enjoyed success at the Co Antrim YFC dairy stockjudging finals.
SPA Young Farmers’ Club would like to invite you to their annual church service on Sunday 19th May at Spa Presbyterian Church at 7pm.
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Saturday 18 May 2013
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