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Second yellow weather warning of ice for Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued a second yellow weather warning of ice in the space of 24 hours for Northern Ireland.

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Aurelie Moralis, Zoetis, is pictured with Henry Quinn , Kilkeel who had the Surecalf winner at Hilltown's first show and sale. Photo: David Connolly

Surecalf® programme is expanding

With an additional two marts participating and strong demand leading to a sale top price at Hilltown ,the steady growth of the SureCalf® programme at the province’s suckled calf sales is clear to see.

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Sean Doyle, Farm manager of Peter  Lawson, Glenbrooke farm, collectign his awards

Hampshire Down Club flock competition results 2017 revealed

The 2017 Gortavoy Farm Feeds Hampshire Down Ireland flock competition were recently announced at a club social evening.

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NI pork ready for export to China

NI pork ready for export to China

Preparations are already underway to send the first consignment of pork from Northern Ireland to China.

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The Met Office issued the weather warning on Thursday morning.

Yellow warning of ice issued for Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning of ice for most of Northern Ireland.

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Thieves target vintage tractors and trailers

Police have warned that thieves are currently targetting vintage tractors and trailers.

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Francis Fitzgerald, chairman of FRS and Matt Dempsey, chairman of The Agricultural Trust, cutting the red ribbon to officially open the FRS Network offices at Derryvale, Roscrea, Co Tipperary on November 17th, 2017

FRS Network hold the official opening of their new offices in Roscrea

FRS Network (Farm Relief Services) officially opened the doors to their new offices in Derryvale, Roscrea, Co Tipperary last Friday (November 17th).

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Sheep destroyed after dog attack

Sheep destroyed after dog attack

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of an attack on sheep in the Ballerin Road area of Garvagh on Monday, November 20.

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AFBI leads new EU marine project

An exciting new marine science project studying the seas around Ireland, Western Scotland and Northern Ireland has been launched in Ballycastle.

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CAFRE nutrient calculators – How can they help you?

CAFRE nutrient calculators – How can they help you?

The five CAFRE nutrient calculators shown in the attached photo can help you to:

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NFU Mutual reacts to budget

NFU Mutual reacts to budget

There is not a lot for farmers to get excited about in the autumn budget, the NFU Mutual has said.

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Lanarkshire children see the sheep being sheared

School children learn about agriculture at Lawrie and Symington

Over 350 students from 10 local schools travelled to Lawrie and Symington’s Lanark Agricultural Centre last week over two days to learn about food, farming and agriculture at the annual Food and Farming Days with the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

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Cliona Hagan, Derek Ryan, Lisa McHugh and Johnny Brady at the launch of Farmers Bash 2018

Farmers Bash 2018 predicted to be bigger than inaugural event

It is just over a month since a watershed moment for Irish country music took place with the biggest indoor event the genre has seen in Ireland.

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Dartan Hall has sold for �1.73m

Co Armagh Victorian home sells for £1.73m

A period home in Co Armagh has been sold for £1.73m.

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Because liver fluke have a complex life cycle, treatment of it is not as straightforward as the treatment of gut worms in cattle.

When to treat cattle for liver fluke

As the days draw shorter and grass cover on pasture dwindles many cattle are moving indoors to their winter housing. This is a common time for farmers to give some consideration to treating those cattle for liver fluke.

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Farm support measures could go ‘green’ post Brexit

Farm support measures could go ‘green’ post Brexit

A deputation from the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), headed up by the organisation’s president Barclay Bell, has briefed Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) officials in London on the need to develop future farm support policies that deliver in terms of food production, sustainability and environmental protection.

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NI company unveils world’s first clinical trial on omega-3

A world-first clinical trial delivered by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, on behalf of Belfast-headquartered farming and food company Devenish, has proven that the regular consumption of naturally enriched omega-3 chicken and eggs is likely to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke, dementia and depression.

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