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GDT price index rises by 4.9%

Today’s Global Dairy Trade Event 204 has concluded with the GDT Price Index up by 4.9%.

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WEATHER: How's the snow where you are?

As the predicted snow arrives our reporters have been out and about

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The countdown to the biggest technical beef event in NI begins

The countdown to the biggest technical beef event in NI begins

It’s only seven weeks until the prestigious NI Beef Expo returns to Dungannon Farmers’ Market - and it promises to be bigger than ever.

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William Minchin MSD Animal Health

New director of MSD ruminant business unit

MSD Animal Health has announced the appointment of Dr William Minchin as director of its ruminant business unit, with responsibility for the company’s range of products for the dairy, beef and sheep sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Slurry export forms deadline approaching

Slurry export forms deadline approaching

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is reminding farmers that by the end of January they must submit forms to NIEA showing the movement of organic manures off their farm.

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Reduction in testing welcomed

The relaxation of brucellosis testing in Northern Ireland has been welcomed by industry representatives.

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Vaccines: what are they, how do they work, and how should you handle them

Vaccines: what are they, how do they work, and how should you handle them

I want to approach this topic in two parts. The first being a general overview on vaccines, vaccine selection, storage and handling, and in the second part focusing on vaccine protocols using the example of vaccination against bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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Police welcome sentencing for thefts of farm animals

Police welcome sentencing for thefts of farm animals

Police in Lurgan have welcomed the sentencing of a 22-year-old man at Downpatrick Crown Court on Friday 12th January for the theft of farm animals.

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Ian and Josephine Lamonts with Michael Stewart (from Masons)

Life after Colostrum – A new approach to superior calf rearing

Every farmer, whether a dairy or suckler producer, knows the importance of good colostrum management during the calving period.

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Drumeil Shredder claimed the honourable mention award and sold for 3,800gns at Holstein NI's December bull show and sale in Kilrea. Adian McAfee, Aghadowey was congratulated by judge William Crawford, Brookeborough. Picture: John McIlrath

Strong demand with Holstein bulls to 4,500gns at Kilrea

There was a strong demand for Holstein bulls at the club’s December show and sale hosted by HA McIlrath and Sons at Kilrea Mart, writes Julie Hazelton.

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AFBI Brexit report features prominently

AFBI Brexit report features prominently

A recent submission by The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) of England & Wales to the House of Lords EU Select Committee has extensively referred to the analysis undertaken by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) on the Impacts of Alternative Post-Brexit Trade Arrangements on UK Agriculture.

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Pictured at the launch of the Conference are UGS members (from left)  Dr Steven Morrison (Competition Organiser), George Reid (Secretary)  and Charlie Kilpatrick (Treasurer) with Robert McCullough, Head of Agri-business, Danske Bank

UGS to look at ‘Making farm labour work’

‘Making farm labour work’ is the theme for the morning session of the Ulster Grassland Society’s Annual Conference on Tuesday, 23rd January at the Chimney Corner Hotel, Mallusk.

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Preparing for IPPC regulations

Preparing for IPPC regulations

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) is a regulatory system that employs an integrated approach to control the environmental impacts of certain industrial activities.

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Theresa May

Theresa May’s authority has been undermined again

This week’s Cabinet reshuffle was the dampest of damp squibs.

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Review of ANC payments is welcomed

Review of ANC payments is welcomed

The Department of Agriculture has agreed to conduct a review of the equality and human rights implications of ending the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme.

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Yara Area Manager Andrew Morrison (left) out on farm with Coleraine milk producer David Campbell earlier this week.

Added sulphur makes a real difference to silage quality on Coleraine dairy farm

Targeting silage ground with an effective source of sulphur has delivered a more than handsome dividend for a Coleraine farming family, committed to securing optimal milk production levels from forage.

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MI Northern Ireland Market Report

MI Northern Ireland Market Report

09 January 2018

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Ballymena to host Ulster Poultry Championship

Ballymena to host Ulster Poultry Championship

The 40th Ulster Poultry Federation Championship Show will be held at Slemish Hall, Ballymena Show grounds, on Saturday, February 3.

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It’s time to spice up your cooking and help beat the January blues

It’s time to spice up your cooking and help beat the January blues

The recent bone chilling weather has brought with it a myriad of colds, flus and dreaded lurgies.

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Ways to utilise a tax loss in the farm business

Ways to utilise a tax loss in the farm business

Where a farm business is trading as a sole trader or partnership and makes a trading loss, there are many options available to optimize the benefit from the loss.

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