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"For peace of mind keep AsGold on hand to keep scours at bay," Una Hickey, Volac manager.

Scour risk rises

Scour risk rises as winter turns to spring due to the sheer number of young stock passing through busy rearing and lambing pens.

Farming News
Round Bale N.I. winners: 'Back row (l-r): Joyce McConnell, Ballyclare Group; Lynsey Crawford, Alan Boyd United Feeds; and Lesley Graham, North Tyrone Group. 'Front row (l-r): James Robson (1st place), Ivor Ferguson, UFU President;  Jonathan Crawford (2nd place) and Stephen Smyth (3rd place).

UFU celebrates top silage makers

This week the Ulster Farmers’ Union recognised Northern Ireland’s top silage makers of 2018 as the UFU and sponsors United Feeds hosted their Annual Silage Competition awards ceremony in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.

UFU Watch
Victor Chestnutt

UFU opposed to inspection plans

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are strongly opposed to Red Tractor’s plans to introduce unannounced inspections and have made their concerns known directly to the farm quality assurance body.

Farming News
Udder Health Can Have a Significant Effect on Reproductive Efficiency

Effect of udder health on fertility

As we strive to improve reproductive efficiency on farm, one area to consider is udder health. The economic impact of mastitis results in loss of milk production, increased veterinary medicines usage and higher culling rates, however it’s effect on reproduction should not be overlooked.

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PRESS EYE LTD'PRESS RELEASE PICTURE NO FEE''29 May 2007'Wee Buns!'Volunteers across Northern Ireland can have their cakes and eat them!  Thanks to Chef Sean Owens, Gardiners Restaurant, Magherafelt who has created the 'Thank you cup cake', as part of the Volunteer Development Agency's Volunteers' Week (1-7 June) celebrations.' 'For further information contact Fidelma Glass, Marketing Manager, Volunteer Development Agency on 028 9081 8324 or email'Photography by  Kelvin Boyes/

Brexit solution does not lie in Brussels

Over the years I have covered many events in Brussels. Milk quotas coming and going; four or five big CAP reforms; the start and end of BSE – the list is endless. I was even there when prime ministerial hopeful – or should that be wishful – Boris Johnson was the Daily Telegraph’s man in Brussels.

Farming News
GrassCheck Pilot Farmers and AgriSearch and AFBI staff involved in the project.

Grasscheck returns for 2019

The first GrassCheck bulletin of 2019 is being published this week. Grass growth and quality data along with meteorological data from dairy, beef and sheep farms spread right across Northern Ireland will feed into the AgriSearch and AFBI led GrassCheck initiative.

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