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Sizing up the competition at the Dorset County Show

The Dorchester Agricultural Society have begun the countdown to the Dorset County Show, taking place on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3.

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The UK and Ireland teams from the youth competition at the World Angus Forum 2017

Building for the future of the breed

As with many other industries and lines of work, the cattle breeding industry is faced with an ever-changing landscape.

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Seaforde Cereal grower Richard Kane (left) assessing the quality of this years winter barley with Moore Concretes Jeff Haslett. All the grain grown on the farm is dried and then moved to a bespoke 4,500t store, which features Moores versatile precast bunker wall system

Bunker Walls provide the flexible grain storage option

The Kane family grow just over 900ac of combinable crops and grass near Seaforde in Co Down. This year’s enterprise mix comprises winter barley, winter wheat, winter oilseed rape, food grade oats and spring barley. Also included is a smaller acreage of grass ley, which is used to produce silage and hay.

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GDT Price Index down 0.4%

GDT Price Index down 0.4%

Global Dairy Trade Event 194 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 0.4%.

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Glanbia Ireland launches Milk & Feed Loyalty Scheme

Glanbia Ireland launches Milk & Feed Loyalty Scheme

Glanbia Ireland has announced details of a new Milk & Feed Loyalty Scheme (Glanbia Loyalty Scheme), including a five-year fixed milk price element and a €30 per tonne loyalty bonus on concentrate dairy feeds from GAIN Animal Nutrition products.

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China says ‘yes’ to NI pork deal

China says ‘yes’ to NI pork deal

China has opened up its market to pork imports from Northern Ireland. This landmark decision could lead to new business opportunities for the local pig industry, valued at some £10m per annum.

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Derek Patterson, co-owner of The Plough Inn and Sarah Waugh, Hillsborough International Oyster Festival Committee alongside Philip Orr, Chief Executive of UPU Industries

Businessmen keep spirit of Oyster Festival alive for 2017

Following the announcement that this year’s 25th Hillsborough International Oyster Festival was cancelled due to funding arrangements, a group of businesspeople from the Hillsborough area have joined forces to host the UPU Plough Fest, a mini festival designed to keep the spirit of the Oyster Festival alive in this ‘gap’ year.

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Ian Henry with his wife Angela and daughter Grace

Grassland management key to success for new dairy farm entrant

Making the most of grass to reduce feed costs is top priority for dairy farmer Ian Henry, one of the participants in AgriSearch’s GrassCheck programme.

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Champion

Commercials in with a bang, out with a splash

The show season started with a bang back in May at Balmoral and finished with a splash at Fermanagh Show on Wednesday, August 2.

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Seagull-bay Silver daughter

Genus genomic sires graduate

In a fantastic August proof run two leading genomic sires in the Genus ABS line-up graduated with UK proofs, in addition to the launch of a wide selection of new and exciting sires.

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Ellie Kane get ready to take their hrese to the Auld Lammas Fair. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEUY MULTIMEDIA

Putting agri at the heart of fair

There will be an enhanced agricultural theme at this year’s Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle.

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New Kodiak 450 – force of nature

New Kodiak 450 – force of nature

With over 40 years’ of experience in the production of All Terrain Vehicles, Yamaha is widely recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of rugged and reliable models that come with a high build quality as standard.

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Brooke Park in Derry during the warm weather. (Photo: Jon-Paul Gillespie)

July wetter and sunnier than average, and slightly cooler

Armagh Observatory reports that July 2017 was rather wetter and sunnier than average, but slightly cooler. It was the wettest July at Armagh for five years, and the sunniest for four years.

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Arm mounted cutting equipment – what you need to know

Arm mounted cutting equipment – what you need to know

In accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, cross compliance rules are in place between March and August which prohibit hedge cutting (with a few exceptions where health and safety is an issue or where farmers want to plant oilseed rape or reseed grasses), with the season beginning again on September 1.

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Learn how to grow your career at one of the CAFRE Careers Advice Events.

Careers advice events at CAFRE

Are you interested in a career in the agri-food and land-based sector which is an expanding global industry?

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Tractor stolen

Tractor run family in appeal after machinery is stolen

A family which has raised more than £200,000 for the Southern Area Hospice and the NI Children’s Hospice through its annual tractor run has had two items of machinery stolen from its farm in Armagh.

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Arla celebrates with McDonalds

Arla celebrates with McDonalds

Arla is launching a new co-branded Happy Meal and Arla Organic Milk bottle which will roll-out across McDonald’s UK restaurants.

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Farm thefts in Northern Ireland cost more than in both Scotland and Wales last year

Northern Ireland farms ‘have become fortresses’ against theft

Farmers across Northern Ireland are being forced to turn their properties into fortresses to protect themselves from serial thieves, it has been claimed.

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Allotments

An allotment with lots of seasonal vegetables can really inspire you

Monday, August 14, sees the start of National Allotment Week. People in Britain have been growing vegetables and fruits in outdoor allocated spaces since Anglo Saxon times. The system used today has its roots in the nineteenth century when land was given over to the labouring poor for the provision of food.

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Moore Concretes Jeff Haslett (left) and fencing contractor Crosby Cleland examining a new precast Ox Strain post.

Ox Strain Posts from Moore Concrete

Moore Concrete has launched a new design of precast “Ox Strain” Octagonal Strainer Posts, specifically for the Irish and UK markets.

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