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Sometimes fish, like our eels, aren’t even prophets in their own land

The Rond Schumann street in the European Quarter of Brussels twinkled with thousands of sparkling lights last Wednesday night as part of an international food event.

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OBE add dribble bar to Slurry-TEK range

OBE add dribble bar to Slurry-TEK range

OBE Waste & Agri Engineering Ltd has added dribble bars to its Slurry-TEK range of slurry handling equipment.

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Off-Road Vehicles (4x4) training

Off-Road Vehicles (4x4) training

A number of rural professions require the use of off-road vehicles, also known as 4x4s.

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Young Drivers Scheme wins award

Young Drivers Scheme wins award

A young drivers’ scheme run by rural insurer NFU Mutual has been awarded a Northern Ireland Road Safety Award.

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Robin Swann.   Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

‘Only 12 Tier 2 projects approved’

Ulster Unionist Agriculture spokesperson Robin Swann has expressed his frustration after it was revealed that only 12 applications to the larger capital element of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) have been approved so far.

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Avoid complications at calving time

There’s a higher risk of complications around the time of calving this year

Most dairy farmers will know that the period around calving is one of the highest risk times for diseases such as mastitis, retained cleansings, dirty calf-beds and displaced abomasum.

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The Origins of the Dairy Industry in Ulster by Dr George Chambers with Dr Ian McDougall is published by the Ulster Historical Foundation as a hardback book priced £19.99

New book explores the distinguished history of the dairy industry in Ulster

‘The Origins of the Dairy Industry in Ulster’, a new publication from Ulster Historical Foundation, charts the intriguing story of the development of dairying in Ulster from ancient times through to the first part of the twentieth century.

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Projects bring major investment to industry

Projects bring major investment to industry

Significant investment has been made in projects that bring together the Northern Ireland agri-food industry and scientists from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast in an unprecedented, high-level partnership.

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Online consent service launched

Online consent service launched

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has launched a new online service for operations and activities requiring consent in Areas of Special Scientific Interest.

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BDG scheme closing for applications

BDG scheme closing for applications

CAFRE has announced that new applications to the Business Development Groups (BDG) scheme must be submitted before 4pm on Thursday 21 December 2017.

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Glenn Welby and Aodh McGrath from Welby Associates

Advice on new Inheritance Tax rule changes

If you want to have control over what happens to your assets after your death, effective estate planning is essential.

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File photo dated 03/12/14 of Michael Gove who is to make a dramatic return to the top of government as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday May 9, 2015. David Cameron is expected to announce tomorrow that he will replace Chris Grayling, who becomes Leader of the House of Commons. See PA story POLITICS Government. Photo credit should read:Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Only farmers can deliver green outcomes

If anyone bids the prime minister, Theresa May, a Happy Christmas, she will be tempted to look to see if they are making fun at her expense.

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DAERA writes off over 
payments

DAERA writes off over payments

The Department of Agriculture has revealed that it has written off 11,494 overpayments made under the Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances (LFACA) scheme between 2007 and 2014.

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Irwin hails success

Irwin hails success

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has attended the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Winter Fair at the Eikon Exhibition Centre.

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CAFRE Director Martin McKendry and Director Dairy UK Dr Mike
Johnston MBE welcome todays announcement of the new farm productivity initiative.

Farm productivity initiative launched

A joint initiative between Dairy UK and the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise, (CAFRE) has been unveiled to help dairy farmers improve their profitability.

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It's all about ventilation, ventilation, ventilation

According to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), approximately 160,000 calves die annually as a result of pneumonia and related illnesses, causing a potential loss of £99 million to the sector.

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SlurryKat give a new dimension to shear grabs

SlurryKat give a new dimension to shear grabs

At next week’s Winter fair Slurrykat will be launching their new range of shear grabs with special hardox tines.

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From left to right: Mark Smyth, Blackface Sheep Breeders Association, Timmy Rea, Geoff Wylie, Wilsons of Rathkenny, Karen Rea. Charlie and James Rea on the ATV.

Raffle winner takes delivery of new Honda TRX420

For the past 22 years Honda has donated an ATV as first prize in the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association annual raffle and this year’s winner, Timmy Rea, was presented with a Honda TRX420 at Wilsons of Rathkenny, Ballymena by Mark Smyth, the Association trustee in Northern Ireland.

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Samuel Fred with his wife and the house where he keeps his goats in the village of Fombe

A gift of goats transforms life for Samuel

Since he received two goats through a Christian Aid project 34-year-old Samuel Fred says his life and that of his four children has been transformed.

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105 acre arable and livestock farm in Eglinton for �1.15m

105 acre arable and livestock farm in Eglinton for £1.15m

Savills has launched a 105 acre, well-equipped farm in Eglinton, Northern Ireland on to the market.

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