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No deliveries at Cookstown pig factory as animals rights activists protest outside

Direct Action Everywhere NI said they are celebrating a 'small victory' after Cookstown's Karro Food Group took no deliveries of pigs at its factory today (Saturday).

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Ulster Unionist MLAs Jo-Anne Dobson and Party Agriculture Spokesperson Harold McKee with Roberta Simmons, President of Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster at the Winter Fair.

UUP praise for dairy showcase

Upper Bann Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has praised the organisers and exhibiters of this year’s 31st annual Royal Ulster Winter Fair held at Balmoral Park, Lisburn.

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Gerard McGivern, LMC

Supply chain partners focus on Brexit priorities

Supply chain partners from the Northern Ireland red meat industry met this week to agree the priorities for the sector ahead of fast-approaching Brexit negotiations in Westminster and Brussels.

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Young mid March born gimmer, granddaughter of the 11k Forkins ewe purchased at the Northern Stars, dam was reserve champion Ballymena Show as ewe lamb for sale from Drumgooland.

Northern Stars Texel In-Lamb sale set for Ballymena Mart

The Northern Stars In – Lamb Gimmer sale in its 8th year is set for Ballymena Livestock Mart on 17th December at 12.30pm.

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DAERA Minister Michelle McIlveen

McIlveen announces appeals review

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen this week announced that she has commissioned a review of the process by which farmers can ask DAERA to reconsider a decision of an area-based payment.

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Diane Dodds MEP with agriculture minister Michelle McIlveen

Dodds commends successful Winter Fair

DUP MEP Diane Dodds has congratulated the organisers on the success of this year’s RUAS Winter Fair, which took place at Balmoral Park in Lisburn.

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Guest of Honour Roberta Simmons and Vice Principal Ruth Chalmers with Emma Parker who achieved five years unbroken attendance �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1644-210EB

YFCU to hold round table discussions

Following on from the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) event ‘What’s our Future? NI Agriculture outside the EU’ – the organisation will be holding round table discussions for its members at CAFRE Greenmount campus this Monday, December 12, at 7.30pm.

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Brian Walker

Joint approach can deal with TB

A leading solicitor, with strong legal ties to a number of cattle breeding organisations, has called on DAERA to take a true partnership approach when it comes to the TB eradication measures implemented in Northern Ireland.

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‘Cone ewe’ believe it?

The RSPCA was called to a trapped sheep in Hertfordshire last weekend.

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Vets welcome continued progress on BVD eradication in Northern Ireland

Vets welcome continued progress on BVD eradication in Northern Ireland

BVA, BVA Northern Ireland Branch and the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) have welcomed the Agriculture Minister’s announcement of a £4 million package of support for local livestock farmers which includes measures to continue the progress of Northern Ireland’s Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) eradication programme.

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Bright, dry November, cooler than average: Driest autumn for nine years

Bright, dry November, cooler than average: Driest autumn for nine years

The Armagh Observatory has reported that November 2016 was the driest and brightest November for three years and the coolest for six years, that is, since November 2010.

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Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen visits the Dale Farm stand at the RUAS Winter Fair. Pictured with the minister are Dale Farm Chief executive Nick Williams(L) , United Dairies Chairman John Dunlop and Margaret Sherrard from Dale Farm

Winter Fair is an opportunity to promote our high-tech agri-food industry: McIlveen

The annual RUAS Winter Fair is an important opportunity to showcase the cutting edge technology used in Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry.

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Cows out at pasture

Dale Farm increases its milk price to over 27p/l

Dale Farm is raising its base milk price by 1 pence per litre effective from 1 November.

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Slideshow: Gleno YFC Fatstock show and sale

Members of Gleno YFC held their annual Christmas fatstock show and sale in Ballymena on Tuesday evening.

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Convicted livestock rustler back in court on sheep theft charges

Convicted livestock rustler back in court on sheep theft charges

A convicted livestock rustler was back in court on Wednesday accused of stealing 35 ewes.

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BVA responds to declaration of Avian Influenza Prevention Zones in Great Britain

BVA responds to declaration of Avian Influenza Prevention Zones in Great Britain

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer and the Scottish and Welsh Governments have announced Avian Influenza Prevention Zones for England, Scotland and Wales to help protect poultry from the highly pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza (H5N8) currently circulating in mainland Europe.

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McIlveen gives go ahead for £8million ANC transitional funding

McIlveen gives go ahead for £8million ANC transitional funding

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that she will provide £8million to fund a one-year transitional scheme to support farmers in Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC).

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A robin

Feeders and crows bad news for robins

Bird feeders that attract crows could spell bad news for the red breasted robin, a new study found.

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Defra orders all birds inside for 30 days

Defra orders all birds inside for 30 days

A turkey farmer has said Christmas dinner is safe despite a dangerous strain of bird flu circulating in Europe.

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Caitlin Spence helps Safety Engineers Hal Steele and Mark Moore from NIE Networks send a safety message to the farming community this winter.

‘Working safely’ advice at the Winter Fair!

If you want to learn more about how to stay safe when working near the electricity network or how to connect your farm or renewable generator, then be sure to call in at the NIE Networks’ stand at the Winter Fair on 8th December.

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