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Euro Auctions sets ‘all time’ hammer record of £37m at last Leeds sale

Buyers looking for quality used and near new construction plant and agricultural equipment, often at advantageous prices, are turning to auctions in their droves to satisfy demand – helping Euro Auctions achieve over 15 percent growth on its previous best sale.

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Kenny and Geoffrey Malcomson: Lime is essential to make the most efficient use of nutrients and maximise grass growth

Can you afford not to spread lime?

Some time you will have heard the expression “To be penny wise and pound foolish”. After a period of low milk prices some dairy farmers may be tempted, with good reason, to limit what additional spends they make on their farms.

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Moore Concrete's Jeff Haslett and Rex Humphrey standing in the new footbath

Organic milk production requires a commitment to the highest management standards

A combination of different clovers in grazing and silage swards is helping Coleraine organic milk producer Rex Humphrey secure his total protein requirements from home-grown sources.

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AFBI hosts successful seminar

AFBI hosts successful seminar

CIEL, which is the UK Centre of Innovation and Excellence in Livestock, is a new consortium of leading research institutes and private companies in the UK that has been formed to create a step change in livestock farming through collaborative research and innovation.

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Dara and Ciara with Alderman Maura Hickey Mayor of Causeway coast and Glens Borough Council at the opening of Ursa Minor in Ballycastle which is now the fourth �CONOMUS�E in the United Kingdom.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Ursa Minor launched as the fourth UK Économusée

Ursa Minor in Ballycastle was launched as the fourth Économusée in the United Kingdom on Thursday 13th April 2017.

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Procters Duvalier

Strong demand for Semenstore exports to USA, Australia, New Zealand and Estonia

A strong demand for predominantly Limousin genetics has resulted in multi-exports of semen from eight bulls in all to the USA, Australia, and New Zealand.

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A splash of colour in the Salisbury gardens

Two Co Tyrone gardens open their doors for charity

Two spectacular Co Tyrone gardens are set to open their leafy gates, with proceeds supporting the work of conservation charity the Woodland Trust.

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Fairytale ending for abandoned cockerels

The RSPCA is investigating after eight cockerels were found abandoned this week.

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Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership projects funded by Heritage Lottery Fund were launched at a recent symposium. Speakers at the event were Dr Willie Burke, Manager Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership; Dr Liam Campbell, Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership; Roddy Hegarty, Federation of Ulster Local Studies; Paul Logue, Historic Environment Divison, Department for Communities; Rosemary Mulholland, Head of Conservation & Heritage at Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council; Charles Monaghan, Manager, Lough Neagh Partnership; Alish Hanna, Geordie Hanna Traditional Singing Society; Colm Donnelly, Director of Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queens University Belfast; Joe Mahon, UTV Presenter, Lesser Spotted Ulster/Journeys; Barry Devlin, Television Screen writer, film maker and former frontman of Horslips.

Lough Neagh connections are made at Ballyronan

A 100 strong delegation from the local community and broadcasters, musicians, historians, archaeologists, conservationists and academics attended the first one day symposium “Lough Neagh Connections“ with guest speaker, television broadcaster, Joe Mahon.

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Potatoes are not a cheap crop to grow

Potatoes are not a cheap crop to grow

Winter reminded us that ‘it hasn’t gone away you know’ courtesy of the Arctic blast we endured over the past couple of days.

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Teenager given suspended jail sentence after sickening footage revealed cruelty to cattle

Teenager given suspended jail sentence after sickening footage revealed cruelty to cattle

A teenager from Somerset has been given a 12-week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months, after covert footage showed him kicking cows and calves at a dairy farm.

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The case was heard at Belfast Magistrates Court

Parents to stand trial on injury to baby son

A man and woman are to stand trial over an alleged cruelly inflicted injury to their baby son, a judge has ordered.

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Glanbia chairman Henry Corbally and Group Managing Director Siobh�n Talbot have confirmed that Glanbia Co-op shareholders will vote in Punchestown on Thursday 18 May on series of proposals, including the formation of a new Glanbia

Glanbia Co-op shareholders to vote on proposal to create Glanbia Ireland joint venture

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

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Two of this year's judges Irish chef Clodagh McKenna and David Gleeson from Teagasc pictured on the Cocoman family farm in Naas who were previous winners of the awards in 2009

NDC and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards 2017 opens for entries

This year’s Quality Milk Awards have officially opened for entries; the competition is designed to identify and reward the country’s top dairy farm.

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Stray dog targeting sheep in Cookstown - warning

A stray dog is hunting sheep and killing lambs in the Cookstown area, a local councillor has warned

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Appeal for witnesses to fatal accident involving tractor and motorbike

Appeal for witnesses to fatal accident involving tractor and motorbike

Police in Lurgan have issued a new appeal for witnesses, a week on from a fatal road traffic collision outside Gilford in which a man in his 20s died.

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Brussels is up for a free trade deal

Brussels is up for a free trade deal

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan believes that the EU-27 and the UK can sort out a free trade deal as part of the Brexit deal that is finally arrived at.

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LAA executive secretary Chris Dodds

2016 livestock auction market throughput figures reflect strength of industry

Figures released during a special bicentenary luncheon demonstrate the continued strength and value of the livestock auction market in England and Wales, 200 years after the first registered livestock auction took place in the UK.

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Family in appeal for return of pictures of stillborn baby

Family in appeal for return of pictures of stillborn baby

Police in Ballymena are appealing for the return of two stolen camera memory cards - one of which contains the only images of a family’s stillborn baby.

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Champion Hackleton Legend sold to 4050gns

Blondes peak at over 4,000gns at Worcester, but females steal the show

The British Blonde Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale at Worcester again attracted a strong entry well complimented by a capacity crowd of buyers and onlookers.

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