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Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Lorna Robinson has won numerous accolades for her farming prowess.

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Farming Life Awards: Farm to fork success story for Cloughbane’s Lorna

Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone which makes and sells gorgeous stews, pies and quality beef, chicken, lamb and pork, was awarded Woman of Excellence in Agriculture at the Farming Life/Danske Bank Awards last year and continues to fly the flag for women in the agri-food industry.

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The RSPCA goat rescue in North Wales

Six-strong team of RSPCA officers complete dramatic North Wales goat rescue

A six-strong team of RSPCA officers completed a dramatic rope rescue of a Great Orme goat, on Tuesday (15 August).

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27 April 2016 - The new UFU leadership team, Barclay Bell, centre, president, from Rathfriland, with deputy presidents Victor Chestnutt, Bushmills, and Ivor Ferguson, Markethill. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

More must be done to ‘tackle rural crime’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the latest rural crime statistics underline the need for tougher action when criminals are brought before the courts.

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Learn how to grow your career in horticulture at the CAFRE Advice Event at Greenmount Thursday 24 August 2017 at 7pm.

CAFRE’s growing careers in horticulture industry

If you have a passion for the outdoors and are interested in plants and the environment, then there are many job opportunities available for you in horticulture.

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Steven McKay cutting silage at the Dark Hedges Armoy. PICTURE PATSY O BRIEN/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Second cut silage – dodge the showers

First cut silage was an either-or-experience. Either cut very early to catch the good weather at the start of May or wait for the unsettled spell in the second half of May to clear, and cut late.

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New grass

Compelling reasons to reseed

Livestock farmers in two minds about whether or not to reseed their grass this autumn should check out latest industry figures, which provide compelling financial reasons for investing in a new sward for next spring – that’s the advice being offered by the agriculture team at Barenbrug UK.

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Lines of slurry neatly place on the soil below the grass canopy

Maximising slurry value and minimising the impact on the soil

Having adequate quantity and also quality of conserved feed for beef and dairy animals for the winter is paramount. Once silage is cut the next step with the field is to plan for the next crop of grass, whether it is for grazing or a further cut of silage.

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Valais Blacknose Sheep

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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