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Pigs (Honker does tricks) need rehomed urgently

Four large pigs, one of whom does tricks, need rehomed urgently, says a NI animal charity.

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Pictured at the Annual General Meeting of Lakeland Dairies are (l-r) Colin Kelso, Vice-Chairman; Alo Duffy, Chairman; Michael Hanley, Group Chief Executive and Peter Sheridan, Chief Financial Officer. 25th April 2018

Lakeland’s operating profit doubles to £14.9m

The AGM of farmer owned Lakeland Dairies heard that the cross-border dairy co-operative’s five year strategic plan is targeting the achievement of over £875m in ‘sustainable and profitable’ annual revenues by 2021.

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European bidders turned out in force again (despite the weather) for the recent three-day sale in Leeds (April 11th-13th) organised by Euro Auctions, leading auctioneers of used industrial plant, construction machinery and agricultural equipment

Euro Auctions reports huge European bidder turnout despite appalling weather

European bidders turned out in force again (despite the weather) for the recent three-day sale in Leeds (April 11th-13th) organised by Euro Auctions, leading auctioneers of used industrial plant, construction machinery and agricultural equipment; resulting in another record breaking hammer total, up over 5% to almost £43 million.

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Shannon Airport’s 1,200 plus bales despatched to farmers

Fodder shortage hit farmers from Kerry to Tipperary and Clare to Limerick got a well-deserved reprieve this week as they received bales from the 1,200 plus crop harvested at Shannon Airport last weekend.

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Next Generation wool producers visit Ulster Wool grading depot

New wool scheme launched for first time sheep farmers

Ulster Wool has introduced a new scheme designed to support flockowners who have recently entered the industry.

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Pictured at the Moypark Healthy Eating Challenge for primary schools at the Seagoe Hotel are Moypark and Young Enterprise staff and pupils from Moyallon, Ballyoran and St Anthony's primary schools and front row from left, Una Barker, Moypark, Carol Fitzsimmons, CEO, Young Enterprise, Councillor Sam Nicholson, deputy mayor of ABC Council, Mary Daly and Brian Moreland, Moypark. INPT16-204.

Pupils rise to Moy Park Enterprise Challenge

Northern Ireland’s leading education charity, Young Enterprise NI, has teamed up with Moy Park to inspire primary school students from Craigavon to get involved in business and enterprise.

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EU move to suspend imports from 20 Brazilian meat plants supported

Copa and Cogeca has fully backed the EU’s decision to ban meat imports from 20 Brazilian meat plants and has called for results from the European Parliament’s latest mission to Brazil to be urgently examined too.

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92% of Northern Ireland haven’t encountered female electrician, plumber or builder

92% of Northern Ireland haven’t encountered female electrician, plumber or builder

New research has found that careers in construction trades are not being considered by women despite a strong public desire to see more females in the sector.

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DAERA urges farmers to submit online Single Applications as soon as possible

DAERA urges farmers to submit online Single Applications as soon as possible

Less than a third of the total expected Single Applications have been received so far by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development (DAERA).

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NFU pledges support for Great British Beef Week campaign

As Great British Beef Week kicks off, NFU president Minette Batters has pledged her support and highlighted the importance of Britain’s beef sector.
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Four schools announced as ABP Angus Youth Challenge finalists 2018

The finalists of a province wide agri-food skills competition for young people have been announced.

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Search on for young writers

Search on for young writers

A competition by Irish Country Sports and Country Life magazine and the Great Game Fairs of Ireland is now open for young people under the age of 15, who simply love country sports and the countryside.

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AgriSearch Chairman John Henning and Vice Chairman Seamus McCaffrey.

AgriSearch appoints John as new chairman

The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council (AgriSearch) has appointed John Henning from Moira as its new chairman.

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Farmers struggling with feed supplies

Farmers struggling with feed supplies

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says despite improvements in the weather forecast this week, farmers across Northern Ireland are continuing to struggle with shortages of fodder and the damage persistent rainfall has caused to the land.

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Spring in the Silent Valley

Farmers ‘have nothing to fear’ from planned UNESCO Global Geopark

Farmers and landowners in the South East have been assured there is nothing to fear from plans for a proposed UNESCO Global Geopark in the district of Mourne, Ring of Gullion and Strangford and Lecale,

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Professor Chris Elliott

Belfast summit aims to tackle the escalating problem of food integrity

Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast from 28-31 May 2018 for a major Summit on how to feed a growing global population - amid massive challenges such as climate change, Brexit, labyrinthine food-supply chains and food fraud on a global scale.

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Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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Warning after Lisburn slurry spill

Warning after Lisburn slurry spill

Motorists are being warned about a slurry spill at Moss Road in Lisburn this morning (Monday).

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The AFBI Hillsborough scientists who are coordinating preparations for the open day at the Hillsborough research farm are (L-R) Drs Conrad Ferris, Debbie McConnell, Stephanie Bijus, Steven Morrison and David Patterson, with Prof Trevor Gilliland (behind).

AFBI announce plans for major dairy open day

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) will be holding a major Dairy Open Day at Hillsborough, on June 6th this year.

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Excess protein at grazing

Excess protein at grazing

Grazed grass is generally high in protein, ranging from 15-25 %. In well-managed pastures, particularly in springtime, protein can be 25% or even higher. Grass protein is also highly rumen degradable, meaning that the majority of it is broken down by rumen microbes to ammonia. Energy is needed to convert the ammonia into useful protein but since the energy available from grazed grass is generally limiting, this leads to an excess of ammonia

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