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Farmer convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to cow

Farmer convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to cow

Armagh Magistrates Court today (Friday) Maurice Foster (48), of Farnaloy Road, Madden, Armagh was convicted of three charges of causing unnecessary suffering, one charge of failure to comply with an improvement notice, one charge of failure to dispose of animal by-products, one charge of failure to produce medicine records, and one charge of obstructing an inspector.

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John and Eileen Hall

UTV Rare Breed’s success continues

The return of Rare Breed - A Farming Year was the most watched programme in Northern Ireland at 8.30pm on Thursday night with an average audience of 162,000 viewers and a 29% share, almost double that of the next most watched programme on BBC1.

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Slurry application using the trailing shoe system significantly reduces ammonia emissions and that means much more of the nitrogen from slurry is available to the crop.

CAFRE releases ‘The Ammonia Challenge’ video

CAFRE has prepared a short video entitled ‘The Ammonia Challenge’ which shows how ammonia has become a threat to sensitive habitats, that farming is the predominant source of ammonia and finally it looks at some useful techniques to reduce ammonia emissions.

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SWEET PROJECT 2019. . . .Group pictured at the Old Library Trust, Creggan this week at the launch of the SWEET Programme 2019 for a Healthier Family Life. Included are George McGowan, Director, OLT, Daniel ��Pinta�" Quigley, Instructor and Aoibhin Kelly, Healthy Lifestyle Co-Ordinator, OLT with members of the Coyle and Deery families, who will also be taking part. They include mum Joanne Coyle with Jack (10), Megan (8) and Matthew (5) and dad Colm Deery with daughter Kaycee (11). The programme will officially start on Friday, 30th January at 4.00pm in the Old Library Trust. (Photo: Jim McCafferty Photography)

OLT launch new ‘SWEET’ plan for families

Creggan ’s Old Library Trust (OLT) launched their 2019 schedule this week with the roll out of the SWEET Project (Safe Wellbeing Eating & Exercise Together as a family), a free fun-filled health improvement programme for all the family!

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Monday 14th January 2019 'PressEye - Northern Ireland''Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye ''Pictured are (l-r) Dr Rosemary Hamilton CBE, Northern Ireland Co-Chair, US/Ireland US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership; Dr Irina Tikhonova, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University, Belfast; Grainne Lennon, International Funding and Collaborations Broker, InterTradeIreland; Dr Mark Mooney, Institute for Global Food Security, QUB; Dr David Simpson, Centre for Experimental Medicine, QUB; and Dr Susan Joyce, College Lecturer at School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork.' ''US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Celebrates Funding of over �60 Million for 49 Collaborative Research Projects' 'Most recent �750,000 funding awarded to three agri-food research teams in Queen's University Belfast -'The US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership, a research alliance between Northern Ireland, Ireland, and United States, has announced that it has awarded funding of �60.41m ($

£750k of funding to three agri-food research projects

The US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership, a research alliance between Northern Ireland, Ireland, and United States, has recently announced £750,000 of funding to three agri-food research projects to tackle some of the global challenges facing the agri-food sector.

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