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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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Muddy field

NI farmers require certainty on slurry – MEP

Ulster Unionist Party MEP Jim Nicholson has said that farmers require certainty in relation to the slurry ban which came into effect on October 15.

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Harvest weekend at Cargycreevy

Harvest weekend at Cargycreevy

Plans are in place for the harvest weekend at Cargycreevy Presbyterian Church.

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UUP Leader Robin Swann  speaks to the media at the Glasshouse in Stormont estate as talks continue. 
A deal signed between the Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) includes an extra �1bn in public spending for Northern Ireland.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Tier 2 offers expected in the coming weeks

After the roll-out of Tier 2 of the Farm Business Investment Scheme has been hit with repeated delays, Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann this week received an update on the latest position of the scheme.

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The 2018 National Shire Horse Show will be held at Staffordshire Showground from 16th to 18th March - and is expected to attract more than 250 pedigree Shire horses

World’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire for third year

The organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have announced that the show will once again be staged in Staffordshire.

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From left: Barry Gracey, Lord Mayor of Armagh, Gareth Wilson, Alan Turtle and Hamilton Loney making final preparations for the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre on Saturday October 28.

Popular harvest fayre returns

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre is back for a fourth year with a celebration of County Armagh’s home grown produce which will include food demonstrations from Ireland’s Good Food Ambassador, Jenny Bristow.

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Jonathan Birnie

Local experts focus on global supply chains

Farming and food businesses in the United Kingdom and Ireland are being helped to improve their supply chains by a recently launched consultancy in Northern Ireland.

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Robotic Automation Conference at CAFRE – Loughry Campus

Robotic Automation Conference at CAFRE – Loughry Campus

With concerns over the future supply of labour and the need for greater efficiencies, now is the time for the agri-food industry to consider greater levels of robotic automation. Why not come to CAFRE, Loughry Campus on 25 October 2017 to find out more?

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Omagh-based accountant Seamus McCaffrey

Getting livestock valuations right

The normal basis for livestock valuation is the lower of cost or net realizable value.

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