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NI hosepipe ban set to be lifted

The hosepipe ban which has been in force in Northern Ireland since June 29 is to be lifted on Thursday.

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Co Down farmer jailed for cattle movement offences

A Co Down farmer has been sentenced to four months in prison at Newry Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to cattle movement offences.

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LacPatrick sets milk price for June

The board of LacPatrick Dairies met today (18 July) and set a milk price for June supplies.

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County Down farmer receives four month prison sentence

County Down farmer receives four month prison sentence

A County Down farmer was today (Wednesday) sentenced at Newry Magistrates’ Court to four months in prison.

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Take care when using ATVs

Simple safety for ATV users

When you think of a farmer’s vehicles, the first ones that come to mind are tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). These are the cornerstone of any farm however, what an ATV offers compared to other vehicles is increased versatility in terms of towing and hauling capacity and the capability to handle multiple terrains with ease, from steep inclines to boggy field. These benefits have led to ATVs becoming the workhorse vehicles that are relied upon on a day to day basis.

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Man dies following tractor collision

An elderly man is reported to have died in a single vehicle tractor crash in Co Armagh.

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Farm Safety Week – The Farm Safety Partnership View

Farm Safety Week – The Farm Safety Partnership View

Improving farm safety is of critical importance to the farming community today in Northern Ireland, and the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) is working tirelessly to change the mind-set and behaviour of farmers and their families.

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Farmers must ‘stop and think safe’: UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has used International Farm Safety Week to warn that, despite some improvements, thanks to the Farm Safety Partnership, this remains an issue for every farming family.

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Advice to be pest aware following reported surge in fly bites

Advice to be pest aware following reported surge in fly bites

National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is issuing advice to the public to be pest aware following a reported increase in the number of fly bites.

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GDT Event down by 1.7%

GDT Event down by 1.7%

Today’s Global Dairy Trade Event 216 has concluded with the GDT Price Index down by 1.7%.

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Dead Lamprey in the Ollatrim River

Nearly 15,000 fish dead in pollution incident

Inland Fisheries Ireland has confirmed that a large fill kill occurred on the Ollatrim River, a tributary of the Nenagh River, Co. Tipperary last week.

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From left to right: Pictured at the recently discovered Megalithic passage tomb within the Br� na B�inne World Heritage Site is: the Republic of Ireland Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, Dr Cl�odhna N� Lion�in, Devenish's lead archaeologist, Devenish executive chairman Owen Brennan and his wife Professor Alice Stanton

Discovery of Megalithic Passage Tomb Cemetery within the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site

Archaeological research by agri-technology company Devenish and UCD School of Archaeology has unearthed a significant passage tomb cemetery beside Dowth Hall in Co Meath.

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Farm Safety Week: Keep your children safe on farms

Farms are usually family homes as well as workplaces, with children often present. Tragically between 2000 and 2017 in Northern Ireland, eleven children have lost their lives due to farm accidents.

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Slurry mixer stolen from farmyard

A slurry mixer has been stolen from a farmyard at Dungannon.

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Eimear McCooey, Marie Curie and Lucy McCormack from Henderson Group celebrate the success of SPAR's fundraising efforts for the palliative care charity.

SPAR tips hats to generous farming fundraisers

SPAR NI has announced that during its recent Blooming Great Tea Parties and four days activity at Balmoral Show, it has raised over £90,000 for charity partner, Marie Curie.

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Basic tree inspection on the agenda

Basic tree inspection on the agenda

Trees have many values, including social, environmental and economic.

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New appointment at Countryside Services

New appointment at Countryside Services

Countryside Services Ltd has recently appointed John Henning as a new Non-Executive Director.

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Enjoying their day at the Athenry sheep event are Lewis Morrow, Carrickfergus; Robbie Morrow, Carrickfergus; Edward Adamson, National Sheep Association, Luke Morgan, Caltech: Crystalyx and David Morgan, Caltech Crystalyx

Caltech: Crystalyx confirms strong five-year growth at Athenry sheep event

Caltech: Crystalyx had a major presence at this year’s National Sheep Event, held recently at Teagasc Athenry. The company used the event to further strengthen their position as one of Ireland’s leading ranges of livestock feed licks.

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Farmer receives suspended sentence at Newry Magistrates’ Court

Farmer receives suspended sentence at Newry Magistrates’ Court

A County Armagh farmer was today (Monday) sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for two years, on animal welfare charges.

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Co Tyrone farmer Thomas Douglas gives evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Parliament Buildings, Belfast

Farmers tell MPs: EU has treated Northern Ireland as Brexit football

The European Union has created fear and uncertainty among farmers in Northern Ireland by treating the Province as a political football in Brexit negotiations, MPs have been told.

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