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UFU says new BVD measures fall short

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has claimed measures announced by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to prevent the spread of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) do not go far enough.

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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st November 2017

UUP leader Robin Swann and members of his party speak to the media at Parliament Buildings, Stormont,  in east Belfast after local parties failed to reach an agreement to get the Northern Ireland Assembly up-and-running. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Outbreak ‘inevitable’

Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann has warned that reports of Schmallenburg in Northern Ireland appear to now be an inevitability as further cases were reported just across the border in the Irish Republic.

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International milk prices start to strengthen

International milk prices start to strengthen

This week’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event, hosted by Fonterra Co-op in New Zealand, saw prices rise by an average of 4.9%, relative to the auction held a fortnight earlier.

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New website launched by Downland

New website launched by Downland

Downland, who specialise in animal health and nutritional products, has launched a new ecommerce website platform which offers a range of core neonatal products for cattle and sheep.

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Time for more involvement from local politicians

Time for more involvement from local politicians

It was no real surprise that the Ulster Farmers’ Union said that at its road shows the big issue was TB, rather than Brexit or the future of support.

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European badger (Meles meles), young cub foraging in daylight, England, UK

Sett survey a ‘tiny’ step in the right direction

A survey of badger setts in two areas hardest hit by Bovine TB is a ‘tiny step’ in the right direction, the Ulster Farmers’ Union has said.

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Police make missing cattle trailer appeal

Police have made an appeal for information after a 12ft cattle trailer was taken from the Carntall Road area of Newtownabbey on December 31st.

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SlurryKat launches ‘ground breaking’ trailing shoe injector and umbilical Bak Pak

SlurryKat launches ‘ground breaking’ trailing shoe injector and umbilical Bak Pak

SlurryKat has launched a unique trailing shoe injection and Bak Pak hose reeling system, which combines as a single slurry spreading unit.

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Rathfriland, Co Down dairy farmer Andrew Murray almost halved milking time by installing the PipeFeeder in parlour feeding system from Hanskamp five years ago. "Cows come easily into the parlour, remain quiet and quickly release their milk," reports Andrew

Grants for in and out of parlour feeders

Grants of up to £5590 on out of parlour feeders are on offer under the NI Farm Business Improvement Scheme.

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H2Ozone’s AgriSafe helps improve farm profitability and reduce mortality

H2Ozone’s AgriSafe helps improve farm profitability and reduce mortality

Test results of H2Ozone’s AgriSafe water purifying technology have shown a 10% improvement in profit margin and reduced mortality rates for poultry growers. AgriSafe results have also shown consistent improved weight gain and food conversion ratios (FCR).

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First ever ‘Town Meets Country’ trade fair set for Aviva Stadium

First ever ‘Town Meets Country’ trade fair set for Aviva Stadium

The Irish Shows Association is hosting the first Town Meets Country Trade Fair 2018 on Sunday, April 22, from 10.30am–5pm, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

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Office bearers and committee members of the Irish Beltex Sheep breeders Club pictured at their recent AGM held in the Greenvale Hotel Cookstown. Seated from left are, Shirlee Nicholson, Treasurer, Matthew Burleigh, Chairman, Kenny Preston, Secretary and Elizabeth McAllister. Back row, from left, John Harbinson, Seamus Kelly, Hugh ONeill, Eddie ONeill, Mark Latimer, Vice-Chairman, Wade McCrabbe and Patrick Brolly.

Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club reflects on a ‘special year’

The Irish Beltex Sheep Breeders Club is looking forward to a successful 2018, building further on the past 12 months, which was the Club’s 25th anniversary year.

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Suffolk Society reflects on many successes and highlights in 2017

Suffolk Society reflects on many successes and highlights in 2017

The Suffolk Sheep Society NI Branch would like to thank its sponsors for their sponsorship of the Branch sales and events in 2017.

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Wind damage causes forces LAMMA event to close

Wind damage causes forces LAMMA event to close

LAMMA, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show, has been unable to open to the public today due to safety reasons.

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Bird flu has been identified in wild birds

Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens has confirmed today.

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Northern Ireland wind energy company, Simple Power, has announced its long-term support for the RNLI (l-r) Coxswain Des Austin, Kerry Gregg, Deputy Launching Authority, Simple Power Chief Executive Philip Rainey, Life Boat operations manager Keith Gilmore and crew member Tim Nelson.

Simple Power to make yearly donation to Portrush RNLI

Northern Ireland wind energy company, Simple Power, has announced its long-term support for the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea.

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Cash – where does it all go? Importance of cashflow planning

Cash – where does it all go? Importance of cashflow planning

All businesses need money coming in to pay the bills.

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DAERA announces badger sett surveys

DAERA announces badger sett surveys

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), Chief Veterinary Officer, Robert Huey, has announced that DAERA will commence badger sett surveys in two bovine tuberculosis (bTB) problem areas in Northern Ireland.

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New BVD restrictions will begin next month

New measures announced to reduce spread of BVD

New measures due to begin next month will prevent BVD positive animals from being sold in local marts or to other farmers.

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David Salkeld has been appointed chairman of Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd

David Salkeld appointed chairman of Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd

The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous cheese-maker set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, have appointed David Salkeld as its new chairman to help spearhead further growth for the iconic Wensleydale Creamery brand.

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