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Pedigree Cattle Trust calls for DAERA to address TB crisis in a comprehensive manner

Founded over 12 months ago the Pedigree Cattle Trust is firmly focused on improving the health status of farm animals and safeguarding the genetic investment made by breeders.

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Some of the best sandwiches are simple affairs. Who doesn’t like cheese and pickle?

Tomorrow is the end of National Sandwich Week.

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New appointment at Major Equipment

Major Equipment has announced the appointment of Keith McCormick as their new Scottish and North England sales representative, replacing Ivor Dobson who is retiring from the company after 14 years.

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Rev McMillan at the Loughry 100th anniversary dinner with friends and fellow  students Basil Cuddy and Andrew Nevin

The Gospel in the grass

When I went to Loughry Agricultural College at Cookstown one of the classes that we had on a weekly basis was, Grassland Studies.

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MEP Diane Dodds

Dodds calls for capital grant scheme for the Northern Ireland food processing sector

DUP MEP Diane Dodds has called for a Government capital grant scheme to be introduced in Northern Ireland to allow for investment in the local food processing sector.

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from left, Alastair Kerr, Regional Development Manager, Gormley's, Kenneth Badger, winner, Robbie Wallace, Gormley's Garage, and Diane Burke, Farming Life Advertising manager. INNL22-202.

Kenneth is our lucky winner

Kenneth Badger, from Co Tyrone, is the proud new owner of an Isuzu D-Max courtesy of Farming Life and Isuzu.

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Stress when baling can be caused in more ways than one

Stress when baling can be caused in more ways than one

Troubles during baling bring tension, even to the most patient contractor or farmer. However, it is netwrap tension, or the lack of it, that is the root cause of most baler disasters and which can have a huge effect on baler productivity in the field.

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Pictured receiving their first place prize in the YFCU machinery handling competition, from Johnson Gilpin representatives are Co Londonderry members Geoff McNeill, Garvagh YFC (front row, left) and James Purcell, Dungiven YFC (front row, right). YFCU president James Speers is pictured (back row centre) alongside members of HSENI who helped design the course and oversee the safety element of the competition on the day

Co Londonderry secure YFCU machinery handling title 2018

Co Londonderry members James Purcell, Dungiven YFC, and Geoff McNeill, Garvagh YFC, were celebrating at this year’s Balmoral Show after winning the YFCU machinery handling competition.

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UFU in call for no live export ban

Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president, David Brown, has said that there must be no ban on live animal exports from the UK. The comments follow DEFRA’s call for evidence on controlling live exports for slaughter and improving animal welfare during transport after the UK leaves the EU.

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Press Eye - MW Advocate - RVH Sick Children '18th May 2018''(L-R) Lorraine Davidson, Richard and Ronda Powell with their children William Grace and Harry, Dr Brian Craig and Dr Brian Grant.''Event - Lunch of a new portable echocardiogram machine.

Farmers deliver new echo machine

A new portable echocardiogram machine, which measures a patient’s heart and blood vessels, has been delivered to the Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children following two record breaking charity auctions at local agricultural markets.

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File photo dated 16/5/1990 of former agriculture minister John Selwyn Gummer and his four-year-old daughter Cordelia tucking into a burger on a visit to the East Coast Boat Show. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Issue date: Thursday October 11, 2007. The daughter of a friend of former agriculture minister John Gummer - who tried to show beef was safe by encouraging his four-year-old child to eat a hamburger - has died from the human form of mad cow disease. Student Elizabeth Smith, 23, of St Margaret South Elmham, Suffolk, died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) on October 4, three years after becoming ill. See PA story HEALTH vCJD. Photo credit should read: Jim James/PA Wire

Brexit narrows our focus away from events elsewhere

One of the problems with Brexit is that it narrows our focus away from events elsewhere.

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Evening sale of Simmentals

The Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club is staging an evening show and sale of pedigree and commercial cattle at Ballymena Mart on Wednesday, 30th May.

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As a result of collaborative working between the Business Crime Partnership (BCP) and the business community in Northern Ireland new plans have been launched to tackle criminality that threatened the livelihood of the local commercial sector.BCP partners, including the Department of Justice, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Policing Board, and Police and Community Safety Partnerships, with the support of businesses from across Northern Ireland have launched an action plan and  support website designed to meet the needs of local businesses.(L-R)PSNI Business Crime Lead, Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd, DOJ Chair of Business Crime Partnership Sinead Simpson, Aodhan Connolly Director NI Retail Consortium and Roger Pollen Head of External Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses. Photo by Aaron McCracken

Step up in crime fight

As a result of collaborative working between the Business Crime Partnership (BCP) and the business community in Northern Ireland new plans have been launched to tackle criminality that threatened the livelihood of the local commercial sector.

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MI Northern Ireland Market Report

MI Northern Ireland Market Report

22 May 2018

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Police make appeal about missing Aberdeen Angus cow

Police make appeal about missing Aberdeen Angus cow

Police have made an appeal for information following a report that a black Aberdeen Angus cow was taken from the Manse Road area of Craigavon.

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Major pollution incident after massive slurry spill

Major pollution incident after massive slurry spill

A number of fish have died in a Co Tyrone river following a major pollution incident which is currently being investigated.

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Heavy cattle sell to £1,345 per head at Enniskillen Mart

A seasonal entry of cattle ring at Thursday’s sales at Enniskillen Mart.

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Raphoe Mart: Larger entry of lambs with an excellent trade

Sheep sale Monday, May 21st 2018: Larger entry of lambs with an excellent trade for all sheep.

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DUP MEP Diane Dodds pictured with party leader Arlene Foster and their party colleagues at Balmoral Show

Dodds commends success of landmark 150th show

DUP MEP Diane Dodds has praised organisers on the success of the landmark 150th Balmoral Show.

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The future of food and farming?

The future of food and farming?

This month marks one year to go until the European Parliamentary elections and the end of this current term. Instead of winding down, this is the time when everything in Brussels picks up – unlike British MEPs, their European colleagues will be seeking re-election. For European farmers, the future of the CAP post-2020 is dominating the headlines. In June, we can expect to see the European Commission’s legislative proposals on the table with the intention MEPs will sign off the legislation before they go home to campaign.

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