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(Saturday, August 26) Make a Date - 26 August - 23 September 2006

SATURDAY, August 26: Finvoy Young Farmers Club Annual Steak BBQ and Dance, Marquee at Ballymoney Show Grounds 9:00 pm; 'Festival of Sheep and Wool 2006', Ballymena Livestock Centre; Country Market, Toome House, Toomebridge (10am-11am); Country Market, Market House, Portaferry (9am-noon); Country Market, Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown (11am-2pm); Country Market, Market House, Hillsborough (2pm-4pm); Country Market, The Bay Hall, Glenariff (11am-1

MONDAY, August 28: NI Texel Club Ulster Bank Show & Sale, Rathfriland Farmers' Co-op, judging 4.30pm, auction 6.30pm.

TUESDAY, August 29: UFU Pork and Bacon Committee Meeting, Countryside Services Ltd Dungannon at 8pm

WEDNESDAY, August 30: UFU Vegetable Committee Meeting, Chimney Corner Inn Templepatrick at 8pm; Salers Cattle Society Area 4 (NI), talk on beef production, animal health, Greenmount Campus, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (7.45pm); Annual sale of Greyface, Suffolk Cheviot X and Texel X ewe and wether lambs, Carnlough.

THURSDAY, August 31: Animal Health & Welfare Committee meeting, Countryside Services Ltd Dungannon at 8pm

FRIDAY, September 1: Country Market, Burn Road, Cookstown (11am-4pm); Country Market, Moravian Church Hall, Gracehill (10.30am-11.30am).

SATURDAY, September 2: NI Texel Club Growvite Show & Sale, Ballymena Mart, judging 10am, sale @ noon; Country Market, Masonic Hall, Main Street, Markethill (10am-noon); Country Market, First Floor, Diamond Shopping Centre, Coleraine (11am-4pm); Country Market, Market House, Portaferry (9am-noon); Country Market, Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown (11am-2pm); Country Market, Millennium Forum, Londonderry (1pm-3.30pm); Northern Ireland Texel Club show and sale, Ballymena Mart; Collone YFC annual BBQ, Lamb's field (Portadown/Armagh Road, Richhill), 9pm (details, Benny Lamb, club leader, 07749 633504, Joanne McCall, club secretary, 07764 935480, or Collone YFC Hotline, 07724 733529); Garvagh Clydesdale show and vintage vehicle rally, judging, 11am (details, 028 7086 8115/07851 725542); Glencloy sheepdog trials, Bay Farm, Carnlough; Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders show and sale, Dungannon Farmers' Mart; Northern Ireland National Charolais Show, Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona (11am); Omagh Machinery Sales, Auction, The New Showgrounds, Gillygooley Road, (beside Livestock Mart), 11am, Tel 028 8224 5440 for details; Growvite Texel Show & sale, Ballymena, Judging 10am, sale noon; Sale of Farm Machinery including Vintage Lots for Mr.Joe Gibson, 90 Ballynahinch Road Hillsborough, Co.Down. Auction 10.30am (details 07775 665 999).

MONDAY, September 4: Northern Ireland Hampshire Down Club evening show and sale, Ballymena Mart; Suffolk Sheep Society (Northern Ireland Branch) show and sale, Enniskillen Mart (7pm); Moneymore YFC's Fun packed winter programme begins at 8.00pm at Ringsend Orange Hall. All members both old and new are very welcome.

TUESDAY, September 5: Avian 'flu meeting Loughry Campus, Cookstown. (12.30pm -4pm). Details: www.poultrytrust.com and 028 9446 1157; Annual draft sale of crossbred and Suffolk X ewe and wether lambs and Blackface ewes on behelf of Francis Mulvenna, Shilnavogie; Straid YFC, first winter club meeting, 8pm in Straid Orange Hall; Suffolk Sheep Society (Northern Ireland Branch) show and sale, Saintfield Mart (7pm).

WEDNESDAY, September 6: Suffolk Sheep Society (Northern Ireland Branch) show and sale, Omagh Mart (7pm); Country Market, YMCA, Drumahoe (2pm-3pm); Annual sale of Suffolk X and Mule ewe and wether lambs (includes a show of Mule ewe lambs organised by the Northern Ireland Bluefaced Leicester Club), Cushendun.

THURSDAY, September 7: Ulster Ram Breeders' Association (Border Leicester Section) show and sale, Ballymena Mart.

FRIDAY, September 8: Country Market, Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown (11am-2pm).

SATURDAY, September 9: Moy Ploughing Society annual ploughing match at Hazelton's Farm, Derrycreevy Road, Bernagh, 11 am(details 07867966612 or 02887784130); Ardess annual shepdog trial, from 9am, Ardess, Kesh, Co Fermanagh, (details John McClaughry 07775576933); Moy ploughing society annual ploughing match, 1pm. (details 07867966612 or 028 87 784130); The Native Challenge for Irish Draught and Connemaras at Laurel View Stud. Entries to Margaret Tel: 078 1587 6047; Country Market, Market House, Hillsborough (2pm-4pm); Country Market, Market House, Portaferry (9am-noon); Country Market, Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown (11am-2pm); Country Market, Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballycastle (10.30am-noon); Country Market, Toome House, Toomebridge (10am-11am); Lleyn Sheep Society show and sale, Ballymena Mart.

SUNDAY, September 10: Lylehill YFC Annual Church Service in Loanends Presbyterian Church ay 7pm.

TUESDAY, September 12: Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club show and sale, Saintfield Mart; Straid YFC, club stockjudging and farm safety competition at Boyd's farm, Contact Alan on 07974 699 223 for details.

WEDNESDAY, September 13: Annual sale of Suffolk X, crossbred and Blackface ewe and wether lambs, Waterfoot.

THURSDAY, September 14: South Tyrone Ulster Farmers' Union Group field trip to County Down (suckler/beef/sheep unit and dairy farm), departing from Dungannon Farmers' Mart by bus at 9.30am (for further details contact the group office, not later than September 12, on 028 8772 5973).

FRIDAY, September 15: Country Market, Burn Road, Cookstown (11am-4pm); Country Market, Moravian Church Hall, Gracehill (10.30am-11.30am).

SATURDAY, September 16: Country Market, Market House, Portaferry (9am-noon); Country Market, Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown (11am-2pm); Country Market, First Floor, Diamond Shopping Centre, Coleraine (11am-4pm); Country Market, Masonic Hall, Main Street, Markethill (10am-noon); Sale of Blackface breeding ewes, hoggets and ewe lambs, Ballymena Mart; Northern Ireland Young Limousin Breeders calf show, Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.

MONDAY, September 18: Suffolk Sheep Society (Northern Ireland Branch) evening show and sale, Ballymena Mart.

WEDNESDAY, September 20: Northern Ireland Charollais Sheep Club show and sale, Ballymena Mart.

FRIDAY, September 22: Country Market, Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown (11am-2pm); Northern Ireland Aberdeen Angus Club annual dinner, Cohannon Inn, Dungannon.

SATURDAY, September 23: Crossgar and District Cross-Community Vintage and Classic Club annual threshing day and vintage display with special feature display of Nuffield tractors and BMC vehicles, 11am, Drumaghlis Road, Crossgar (edtails 07855 326828); Northern Ireland Bluefaced Leicester Club show and sale, Ballymena Mart; Beef open day, AFBI, Hillsborough; Country Market, Market House, Hillsborough (2pm-4pm); Country Market, Market House, Portaferry (9am-noon); Country Market, Royal Hotel, Coagh Street, Cookstown (11am-2pm); Country Market, Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballycastle (10.30am-noon); Country Market, Toome House, Toomebridge (10am-11am); Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise beef open day, Hillsborough (first tour, 10am, last tour, 4pm).

 
 
 

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