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Charity leads tractor tour of entire Scottish Borders

A tractor will visit every primary school in the Scottish Borders on Thursday 9 March to raise awareness of educational charity, The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

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Image is everything – even in agriculture!

Image is everything – even in agriculture!

Undoubtedly, these are tough times for agriculture in Northern Ireland. And the only solution to the economic woes confronting the industry is for everyone involved to put their shoulders to the wheel and start pushing.

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Forget the dark nights, spring has sprung

Forget the dark nights, spring has sprung

Though you might be hard pressed to believe it, spring is well and truly on its way – that’s according to Mother Nature.

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William Taylor, FFA, Caoimhe Archibald, Sinn Fein, Sean Oliver, Sinn Fein Policy Officer, Sean McAuley, FFA and Donal McAtamney, NIAPA

NI Farm Groups meet Sinn Fein

Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association and Farmers For Action, coming together under Northern Ireland Farm Groups on the issue of legislation on farm gate prices for Northern Ireland, have met with Caoimhe Archibald, currently caretaker chair of the Agricultural Committee, and Sinn Fein policy officer Sean Oliver.

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Euro Auctions’ Leeds sale in January creates a stir – Hammer tops £32.2 million

Euro Auctions’ Leeds sale in January creates a stir – Hammer tops £32.2 million

The three-day “start of the year” unreserved auction, organised by Euro Auctions at its Leeds site between 25 and 27 January, achieved a hammer total of £32.2 million.

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Storm Doris is on the way.

Rural areas warned to prepare for Storm Doris

With the Met Office issuing an Amber National Severe Weather Warning for Storm Doris on Thursday 23 February, leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has issued a storm checklist to help country people prepare.

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Glanbia Co-op announces proposal to create Glanbia Ireland

Glanbia Co-op announces proposal to create Glanbia Ireland

Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has announced that it has signed a non-binding agreement with Glanbia plc to establish a new joint venture to be known as Glanbia Ireland.

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Arla Foods UK delivers excellent branded growth in a volatile market

Arla Foods UK delivers excellent branded growth in a volatile market

Arla Foods amba, the farmer owned dairy company, today released its group 2016 results, announcing strong performance across its branded portfolio.

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Arla Foods amba increases its March milk price

Arla Foods amba increases its March milk price

Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by a further half a Euro cent per kilogramme from 1 March.

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Northern Ireland recommended for BSE Negligible Risk

Northern Ireland recommended for BSE Negligible Risk

The World Organisation for Animal Health’s Scientific Commission has recommended that Northern Ireland be recognised as an area having negligible risk for BSE.

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Swalesmoor Liam - 30,000gns

30,000gns Swalesmoor Liam heads big demand for Limousin bulls at Carlisle

Limousin bulls met with a strong demand and a flying trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s February sale held at Borderway Mart on Saturday 18th February. 

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Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) to open for applications next week

Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) to open for applications next week

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), has confirmed that the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) will open for applications on the morning of February 27.

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SERC engineering student Chloe Pollock from Ballynahinch is just one of a handful of young women across the province pursuing a career in the male dominated engineering industry and is one of only two females in her class. Chloe is pictured with tutor Joe Neeson.

Who says engineering is only for boys?

A local college has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young women signing up for engineering courses

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Support needed for EU poultry sector – Bourn

Support needed for EU poultry sector – Bourn

The new chair of Copa & Cogeca’s Poultry and Eggs Working Party has called for support for EU poultry producers who have been suffering from the impact of bird flu on their flocks.

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GDT Price Index down 3.2%

GDT Price Index down 3.2%

Global Dairy Trade Event 182 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 3.2%.

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Control of Annual Meadow Grass (AMG) is a priority

Control of Annual Meadow Grass (AMG) is a priority

Autumn 2016 was again kind to us, allowing much of the winter barley and some winter wheat to receive a herbicide treatment during October and November. Mixtures of CRYSTAL and SEMPRA were widely used and by and large, performance has been excellent.

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Thomas McKelvey with his cattle at his farm at Ballynahinch

The life cycle never stops at the McKelvey’s ever busy cattle farm

Behind the busy farm supplies operation in Ballynahinch, Thomas McKelvey Brothers run one of the top finishing units in Co Down.

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Left to right: Sil-All's Gordon Marley with United Feeds' Sam Watson

Don’t over roll high moisture grasses in the pit

“Over rolling high moisture grass in-silo is serving only to significantly reduce silage quality,” according to Sil-All’s global product manager Gordon Marley.

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2600gns ewe from Charlie Phillips, Draperstown

Blackface female in lamb sale

The Ulster Ram Breeders’ Association held their first Blackface in lamb female sale on Monday, February 13, in Ballymena Livestock Mart. With the sale ring packed out the event proved to be a great success with 22 females being sold averaging £720.

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Senior Male Champion Lynderg Lancaster with breeder Jim Quail

Drumagarner Luke takes overall supreme champion title

There was a solid demand for Limousin bulls from commercial producers at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s bull and female show and sale held at Dungannon Mart on Monday 13 February 2017.

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