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UFU seeks second judicial review over cross compliance penalty

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is seeking a second judicial review (JR) of a decision by DAERA to impose cross compliance penalties over an accidental water pollution incident involving former president Ian Marshall.

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The stolen trailer

Appeal as Lurgan Show trailer and poultry pens stolen

Lurgan Show has had a trailer and 450 poultry pens stolen.

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Lifetime achievement award

Lifetime achievement award

Thomas Gilpin grew up on a farm in Portadown and started his career in 1965 with a 4.5 acre field, growing vegetables for supply to small shops.

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Farming Life awards: Entering a worthwhile experience - Thomas Gilpin

When Thomas Gilpin attended last year’s Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards little did he know he’d be returning home to Portadown with not one, but two prestigious awards.

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Ayrshire herds do battle for the top awards

Ayrshire herds do battle for the top awards

This week sees the judging for the annual Ayrshire Herds competition, where the top herds in Northern Ireland will compete to win the award for the best Large Herd, Small Herd and various individual classes.

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May Ashcroft and Margaret Deane and their husbands  are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this summer.

Muckamore ladies hit the road

The ladies of Muckamore W.I. travelled to Lurgan for their June meeting.

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Seamus & Gerard Quinn, Ardboe, won the Lakeland Dairies Supreme Milk Quality Award and also won the overall Northern Ireland Milk Quality Award.  They were presented by Irish Agriculture Minister Michael Creed. Pictured (l to r) are: David Gunn, Easyfix; Michael Hanley, Group CEO, Lakeland Dairies; Seamus Quinn; Minister Creed; Margaret Quinn, Colin Kelso, Vice-Chairman and Alo Duffy, Chairman of Lakeland Dairies.

Ardboe farm is really milking it!

A Tyrone dairy farm has won the Lakeland Dairies Supreme Milk Quality Award from among over 2,000 milk producers, north and south.

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Slideshow: In the prizes at Castlewellan Show

Local exhibitors were in the prizes at last Saturday’s 50th annual Castlewellan Show.

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Monster Truck team 'Big Pete and the Grim Reaper' will be on display at the Wigtown Show

Monster Wigtown Show line-up announced

Wigtown Show is one of the best one day agricultural shows in Scotland. It takes place at Bladnoch Park, just south of Newton Stewart, on Wednesday, August 2nd and this year’s line-up of entertainment is monster sized - there’s so much to see and do.

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Eight hour long sheep film set to be released and hopes to put viewers to sleep

Eight hour long sheep film set to be released and hopes to put viewers to sleep

An eight hour slow motion film with no plot, dialogue or actors has unveiled its trailer, poster and plans this September for a red-carpet premiere and global webcast.

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Slideshow: Picture special from Castlewellan Show

Castlewellan Forest Park provided the setting for the 50th annual agricultural show on Saturday past.

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Slideshow: Winners from Castlewellan Show

The 50th annual Castlewellan Show on Saturday past proved a big hit as thousands attended.

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Graze cows at the correct pre grazing cover

Mid-season grazing management

The midseason grazing period requires careful management for a number of reasons.

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Don’t miss July acceptance deadline for scheme

Don’t miss July acceptance deadline for scheme

Farmers offered an Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Wider level Scheme agreement have until 31 July 2017 to accept their agreement otherwise it will be withdrawn.

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Japan trade deal is good news for EU dairy industry

Japan trade deal is good news for EU dairy industry

The recently agreed trade deal between Brussels and Tokyo is expected to provide improved access for EU dairy exports to Japan.

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GDT price up by 0.2%

GDT price up by 0.2%

Today’s Global Dairy Trade Event 192 has concluded with the GDT Price Index up by 0.2%.

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Survey finds Dublin as the most fly Infested county in Ireland

Survey finds Dublin as the most fly Infested county in Ireland

Ireland’s leading pest control provider Rentokil, is reporting that Dublin is the most fly-infested county in Ireland, accounting for almost a fifth of all fly infestations in the country.

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MEP defends CAP budget

MEP defends CAP budget

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson this week defended the budget of the Common Agricultural Policy at a meeting of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee.

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Picture taken 28th June 2016 at Saintfield

Parasite Watch data highlights large numbers of flies

A recent visit to Parasite Watch farmer Ian Martin in Katesbridge, Co. Down, has highlighted the large number of flies present this year compared to summer 2016.

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Alan Veitch's store bullock

Celebrating Valentine’s day in July

It may have been the start of July, but they were really celebrating Valentine’s day at Omagh show, as she claimed the Overall Show Champion title.

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