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HRH The Princess Royal takes stock of 150 years of auctioneering at Lawrie and Symington

Scotland’s premier livestock auctioneers Lawrie and Symington welcomed HRH The Princess Royal through its doors on Friday, October 20th, to mark its 150th year anniversary in auctioneering.

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Paul Elwood, HVS Animal Health, discussing plans for the forthcoming Open Days at Mayobridge Pharmacy, with proprietor Paul O'Hare

Mayobridge Pharmacy to host two farm open days in late October

Mayobridge Pharmacy has announced that it will host two open days for farmer customers on Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th. Both events are being hosted in conjunction with HVS Animal Health and Norbrook Laboratories

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Pictured at the NI Texel Club Show and Sale in Markethill is James Herdman, Templepark Texels, with his new purchase and Fane Valley Champion exhibited by the Hanthorn Family, Mullan Texels, receiving the Champion rosette from Judge Robbie Foster.  Also pictured is auctioneer Rodney Windrum.

Hat-trick for Mullan Texels as Markethill champion

The Northern Ireland Texel Club returned to Markethill recently for their Club Show and Sale, sponsored by Fane Valley Co-Op.

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Adrian Liggett, Corbo Texels accepts the Champion rosette from Judge Liam Donohoe and Sponsor David Armstrong Smyths Daleside at the NI Texel Breeders Club Show and Sale in Gortin.

Drumderg Texels hits high price at Gortin

As the NI Texel Club Ram sales draw to a close steady trade for rams continued at their recent sale in Gortin.

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Autoline staff pictured at the recent training seminar held at Greenmount

New policy launched to provide cover against Regulatory Action

Farmers and agri-businesses operating in Northern Ireland are becoming increasingly exposed to litigation and costs associated with regulatory enforcement.

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New JCB dealers aim to strengthen sales and service in province

New JCB dealers aim to strengthen sales and service in province

JCB has announced plans to strengthen its distribution in the key Northern Ireland territory with the appointment of new dealers for construction and agricultural markets.

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UFU annual meeting at Greenmount. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

UFU calls for more debate on pricing

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the dairy industry needs to debate innovative changes as to how farmers are paid for milk.

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Group Manager Lawson Burnett with members discussing current farming conditions at a previous farm visit.

NE Armagh Group ready for annual day trip

The North East Armagh Group will be kick starting their winter programme in November with their annual day trip.

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Charlie and Millie Cole from Broughgammon Farm Ballycastle, winners of the Best Stand at the NI Food Pavillion at Balmoral Show. Producing rose veal, kid goat and seasonal wild game products, Broughgammon was one of a number of producers from the Causeway Coast and Glens Food Network to participate in the four-day celebration of agriculture, farming and local produce at Balmoral show. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Goat meat has a lower fat content which makes it a healthier option

Goat is the most commonly eaten meat in the world and yet one we’ve not really embraced in Britain and Ireland.

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Champion at Holstein NI's Kilrea bull show and sale was Inch Peer exhibited by James Cleland, Downpatrick. Adding their congratulations are sponsor Andrew Wilson, Wilson Agriculture; and judge Gaston Wallace, Nutt's Corner. Picture: John McIlrath

Holstein bulls to 2,850gns at Kilrea

Pedigree bulls met a ready market at Holstein NI’s autumn show and sale hosted by H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd at Kilrea Mart.

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Raymond, Cattle Farmer, Bell Harbour, Co Clare.Photograph by David Ruffles

Progressive suckler farming in the heart of the Burren

Raymond Linnane and his son John operate a 50 cow suckler herd in Bellharbour, Co Clare, right in the heart of the Burren.

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The highest classified Supershot daughter in the world. (Longmoor DKR Illary P BG88)

The world’s leading proven sires are now available at Cogent

As the industry moves towards using a higher percentage of genomic sires, with every passing year it is easy for AI companies to concentrate on adding genomic sires to their portfolios at the expense of proven product.

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Jim Nicholson

Nicholson warns of rural crime threat

Ulster Unionist Party MEP Jim Nicholson has backed calls from the Ulster Farmers’ Union urging those in the farming community to be vigilant as PSNI statistics show a definite increase in the level of rural crime.

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Blair Jameson, left, and Paul Marrs, Genus ABS highlight some of the  successful breeding figures for the dairy herd

Fertility programme for individual cows

Improved herd fertility was the main aim when Blair Jameson from Broughshane investigated the various options for improving productivity and thus profit margin from his dairy herd.

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Shaun McAnee. Managing Director, Corporate Banking, Danske Bank, Declan Billington, Chairperson, NIFDA, Andy Adcock, Director of Food, Marks & Spencer and Michael Bell, Executive Director, NIFDA

Head of M&S Food pays tribute to NI suppliers

Andy Adcock, Director of Food at Marks & Spencer has heaped praise on Northern Ireland’s food producers and suppliers, singling the region out as a centre for food quality and innovation.

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The Gospel in the marketplace

The Gospel in the marketplace

This year the Farmers’ Mission will be held, God willing, from the 3rd – 5th November at 8.30pm each evening at Ballymena Livestock Market on the Woodside Road.

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‘No-deal’ on Brexit would be a disaster

‘No-deal’ on Brexit would be a disaster

To have no trade deal or Brexit transition arrangements in place well before March 2019 would be hugely negative for both the British and EU economies, according to Danske Bank’s head of agribusiness Robert McCullough.

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Charity tractor run at Killylea, Co Armagh

Charity tractor run at Killylea, Co Armagh

A tractor run planned for Killylea, Co Armagh next weekend will raise funds for three worthy charities.

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Thompsons James Black gets the chance to view some of the exceptional stock - that will be offered for sale on the 26th October  with Dunleaths herd manager, Leslie Beacom

Dunleath Estates sale

Running as a closed herd for over 15 years and managed by the well-respected, Leslie Beacom, Dunleath Estates will be giving producers a unique opportunity to purchase their stock at a one day sale on Thursday 26th October.

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French presidential election candidate for the En Marche ! movement Emmanuel Macron casts his ballot at a polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, Sunday, May 7, 2017, during the second round of the French presidential election. (Eric Feferberg/Pool Photo via AP)

Brexit is the sole issue of debate

The Farming Life/Danske Bank awards were an opportunity to celebrate farming excellence.

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