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Exchange rates cause farmers’ subsidies to shrink

Foreign exchange rates could see farmers lose out on thousands of pounds when they receive EU subsidies, while new regulation means that farmers will have less choice when they look for a foreign exchange broker.

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Indy the lamb is loving the ‘baa-ed’ weather

Children of all ages love a snow day but six-year-old Madison just can’t get enough of the ‘baa-ed’ weather.

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Norman Robson

Robson appointed to Red Tractor committee

The Red Tractor Assurance scheme has appointed Norman Robson to the UK based Red Tractor Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Pigs.

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Colostrum is the first step to giving calves a great LifeStart

How to give calves a great LifeStart

This is the first of a two-part article discussing how to give calves a great LifeStart. This is important, as rearing healthy calves during the first two months of life, leads to higher lifetime production and therefore is the key driver to the future productivity of a herd.

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Alastair Bell is well known as the man behind Muddy Farm Models.

Future is bright for Irish Black Butter

“I wanted to make something great from this wee island.”

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LacPatrick sets milk price for December

LacPatrick sets milk price for December

The board of LacPatrick Dairies has agreed to hold the price for milk supplied in December both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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MLA William Irwin

Irwin welcomes rural crime sentencing

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has welcomed the sentencing of a man from Gilford for a series of offences relating to animal and machinery theft.

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Vicky and Jamie workman from Larne getting their young star ready for the sale.

Young Stars are back with a bang at Dungannon

Young Stars are back at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on 26th March 2018.

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Armagh venue for pig conference

Armagh venue for pig conference

‘Advances in Nutrition for Future Challenges’ is the name being given to a progressive producers seminar to be held in the Armagh City Hotel, Armagh.

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Paddy Solan, PRO, Graeme Campbell, Secretary, William Chesney, President, Breige Mulholland, Project Manager Air Ambulance NI, Odhr�n ONeill, Wild Duck Inn Portglenone, James Allen, Janes Kitchen and John Hamilton, Treasurer

Fundraiser planned for NI Air Ambulance

The Greenmount Association is holding its annual charity fundraising event on Saturday 3rd February 2018 in the Wild Duck Inn, Portglenone.

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3 December 2015 .......        longhorn calves at Caring for Life, Crag House Farm in Cookridge, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

Trials with Oxi Plus result in healthier calves

Oxi Plus is a unique blend of essential oils developed by Schils which is added to calf milk replacers to prevent respiratory problems.

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Blood oranges bring an intensity that can brighten dark winter days

Blood oranges bring an intensity that can brighten dark winter days

Serendipitously the harsh, grey weather in January also heralds the welcome start of the blood orange season.

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LacPatrick suppliers to get fodder support

LacPatrick suppliers to get fodder support

LacPatrick Dairies has moved to help its farmers who are dealing with the ongoing fodder shortage.

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Dog walkers on the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire, as snow flurries and plunging temperatures were set to threaten Thursday's commute with large parts of the country covered by warnings of ice. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 18, 2016. A wet Wednesday gave way to clearing skies overnight, bringing freezing conditions ideal for a hard frost and icy patches, with motorists and commuters urged to take care when they get on the move. See PA story WEATHER Ice. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Perceptions - Jesus sees us as we really are

Every fortnight people from a farming background, or who have a heart for the countryside, offer a personal reflection on faith and rural life. They hope that you will be encouraged by it.

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MI Northern Ireland Market Report

MI Northern Ireland Market Report

17 January 2018

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Slurry spreading using the trailing shoe system for second cut silage

NIEA extends date for online submissions

NIEA has introduced a new system for the online submission of records for manure export forms from January 2018.

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This week’s wintry weather has come as a sharp reminder to sheep farmers that breeding ewes need proper care and attention as they approach the most important period of their year – the lambing season

Pre-lambing nutrition boosts productivity

This week’s wintry weather has come as a sharp reminder to sheep farmers that breeding ewes need proper care and attention as they approach the most important period of their year – the lambing season.

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Jim Nicholson

Industry is ‘left in limbo’

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has said that the lack of an Agriculture Minister and an Executive is having a serious negative impact on the agri-food sector in Northern Ireland.

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Undated Handout Photo of a bird on a bird table. See PA Feature GARDENING Advice Birds. Picture credit should read: Nigel Blake/rspb-images.com/PA. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Advice Birds.

Bird flu prevention zone is extended

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

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UFU says new BVD measures fall short

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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