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Cross-border tariffs a major concern for NI dairy producers

The post-Brexit relationship between farmers in Northern Ireland who send their produce across the border for processing and the southern processors is a key concern for the industry, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said.

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Innovation and export on the plate at Food & Drink Awards

The 14th Northern Ireland Food & Drink Awards served up a celebration of innovation, quality and export success as leading local food and drink companies were recognised at an awards ceremony in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast.

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Fire crews rescue cow from slurry tank

Fire crews rescue cow from slurry tank

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service was called into action early this morning to rescue a cow which had fallen into a slurry tank in Co Tyrone.

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Vehicles recovered after PSNI appeal

Vehicles recovered after PSNI appeal

A tractor, trailer and digger reported stolen from a building site at Steeple Road in Antrim on Friday, March 24th have been recovered.

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The Amazone Classic Line Sprayer range is now more affordable

The Amazone Classic Line Sprayer range is now more affordable

William Lindsay’s in County Down have been selling Amazone sprayers for over 20 years and all their customers agree that these machines are exceptionally good in every way.

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51 days left to submit your 2017 Single Application Online

51 days left to submit your 2017 Single Application Online

Time is moving on and although many may leave everything to the last minute, David Rankin chairman of the Agricultural Consultants Association, ACA (NI) urges farm businesses to contact their agents immediately and start to complete their 2017 Single Application Form.

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The Crafty Ladies Creative Day

The Crafty Ladies Creative Day

Over 50 WI ladies participated in the Slemish Area one day craft school hosted by Broughshane Institute.

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Linden Foods  host Aberdeen Angus beef workshop

Linden Foods host Aberdeen Angus beef workshop

Linden Foods recently organised an Aberdeen Angus beef workshop event at the Waringstown farm of John Dobson, with over 40 farmers from across Northern Ireland in attendance.

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Champion at Holstein NI's Kilrea bull sale was Glasson Sarson exhibited by Philip Haffey, Portadown. Included are sponsor Gareth Bell, Genus ABS; and judge Wilson Patton, Newtownards. Picture: John McIlrath.

Holstein bulls hit 2,800gns

Pedigree bulls reached a ceiling of 2,800gns at Holstein NI’s annual March show and sale, hosted by HA McIlrath and Sons Ltd at Kilrea Mart.

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Livestock Auctioneers Association embarks on bicentenary year celebrations

Livestock Auctioneers Association embarks on bicentenary year celebrations

Two centuries of innovation and transparency marked on special anniversary for the modern livestock auction mart system.

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Theft of tractor and trailer from building site

Police in Antrim are appealing for information following the report of a theft from a building site at Steeple Road on Friday 24th March.

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Jersey Cattle Society announces new showcase for breed

Jersey Cattle Society announces new showcase for breed

The Jersey Cattle Society of the United Kingdom are delighted to announce a new showcase for the Jersey breed.

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Members of Ballyblack WI who won the Deborah Horan Trophy for Overall Winner at the WI Music Festival 2017 at 2ND Comber Presbyterian Church hall

Women’s Institute music festival 2017

Second Comber Presbyterian Church hall was packed to capacity on Saturday 11 March for the Music Festival 2017.

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Healthy turnout for Parklands Veterinary Group Sheep Conference

There was a healthy turnout for the 2017 Parklands Veterinary Group Sheep Conference where a wealth of knowledge was gained on health matters and production management.

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John Hetherington, Managing Director, Premier Woodlands

There is still time to apply for Environmental Farming Scheme

The initial application period for the new Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) ends next Friday, March 31st.

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Crafting Live returns to Titanic, Belfast

Stephanie Weightman’s award winning Crafting Live show will once again be in Belfast and bringing a whole host of crafty celebrities. The event as always, will take place at the Titanic Exhibition Centre and will be held on Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 April 2017.

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Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

Post-Brexit border key issue for dairy

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the movement of goods, and access to labour across the border, after Brexit are key concerns for farmers and dairy processors.

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Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

One week to submit EFS applications

With just over a week remaining to submit Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) applications, DAERA are urging farmers who may be interested in making an application to contact the EFS Advisory team to discuss options available to them before the closing date of 31 March 2017.

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A full English breakfast

You don’t have to re-mortgage the house to make Mother’s Day special

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day – a tradition that started in the early 20th century in America but has been celebrated for thousands of years within different cultures.

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Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

Conference tackles plant health risks

A major plant health conference was held in Belfast on Wednesday to develop a new plan to safeguard Northern Ireland’s environment and our £4billion agri-food sector.

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