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NBA NI Beef Expo returns to Dungannon

The NBA NI Beef Expo is ready and raring to return to Dungannon on Monday, 26th February.

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Ireland Genetics proud to support beef event

Ireland Genetics proud to support beef event

Ireland Genetics is the international arm of the National Cattle Breeding Centre (NCBC) based in Naas, Co. Kildare.

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Barenbrug Beef Guide to help UK farmers

Barenbrug Beef Guide to help UK farmers

Beef farmers looking to grow more grass in 2018 are being offered a free guide to grassland management.

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Herd Health advice on hand at NI Beef Expo

Herd Health advice on hand at NI Beef Expo

MSD Animal Health will be exhibiting at the National Beef Association NI Beef Expo this month to offer farmers a range of advice on topics including calf health and herd vaccination protocols.

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William Irwin

Irwin welcomes fines clarification

The DUP’s William Irwin MLA has welcomed clarification from DAERA on the possibility of heavy cross-compliance fines as a result of late testing.

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Picture: Cliff Donaldson

UFU secures ban on PI cattle

PI cattle will be banned from slaughter plants in Northern Ireland from 1st May this year, the UFU has said.

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Caption: Lisa McCaul (left) and Cara Taylor, both Growth Enablers at Ulster Bank, kick off the major new series of events across Northern Ireland intended to support entrepreneurs.''Press release'20th September 2017''Ulster Bank supporting entrepreneurship across NI with series of Boost events' 'Ulster Bank is further supporting entrepreneurship across Northern Ireland, taking its Boost initiative on the road to eight local areas over the coming months. ''��Boost Bites�" �' a series of free-to-attend growth-focused events �' will cover topics including exporting, leadership and digital marketing.' 'The first event in Ulster Bank�"s Boost Bites roadshow will take place at the Millennium Forum, Derry~Londonderry, on September 27. A further seven events are scheduled to take place including events in Cookstown, Bangor, Enniskillen, Coleraine, Lisburn, Templepatrick and Newry.' 'Lisa McCaul, Business Growth Enabler for the north of Northern Ireland at Ulster Bank, explains: �SUlster Bank Boost was created t

Prepping the pasture - event for dairy farmers

Ulster Bank is bringing its Boost Bites roadshow of events to Ballymena next week to help local dairy farmers better equip themselves to grow their business and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.

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MI Northern Ireland Market Report

MI Northern Ireland Market Report

20 February 2018

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Victor Chestnutt

Paperless system ‘not fair’ says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has urged the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to hold a public consultation on proposals for the phased withdrawal of paper registration and movement documents for livestock.

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Flooded farm land at Eglinton

Survey confirms risk of a fodder crisis: Swann

The results of the December 2017 Agricultural Survey has laid bare the level of exposure Northern Ireland has to a major fodder crisis later in the spring, according to Ulster Unionist Party leader, Robin Swann MLA.

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MEP Diane Dodds

We need a strong budget for agri

DUP MEP Diane Dodds gives her thoughts after another interesting week for UK agriculture which included DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove’s speech to the NFU conference and renewed talk of budget cuts to the EU agriculture budget.

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Carla Lockhart MLA with local farmer Tim McClelland and his family.

Farm safety event

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart is to host a farm safety event in Bleary Farmers Hall on March 1 at 7.30pm.

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Pictured (left to right): UFU Policy Manager James McCluggage, UFU deputy president Victor Chestnutt, UFU deputy president Ivor Ferguson, UFU president Barclay Bell and UFU Chief Executive Wesley Aston.

UFU team attends NFU conference

Ulster Farmers’ Union president, Barclay Bell says he is pleased that there is a growing recognition by the UK Government of the importance of the agri-food industry.

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Michael Gove

Can Michael Gove deliver for NI agriculture?

Henry Plumb, later Lord Plumb, was a president of the English NFU back in the 1970s, when governments at Westminster heeded the views of the farming lobby.

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Martin McKendry, Ian McCluggage and Martin Mulholland, CAFRE celebrating the launch of the new �3.8 million Dairy-4-Future sustainability project with Gabriel Darcy and Dr Paul Crossan of LacPatrick and Aileen Lawson from the UFU.

Ten farmers sought for new project

Ten Northern Ireland dairy farmers will have the opportunity to get involved in an important project that looks at how new technologies can improve their long-term future.

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Top machinery takes centre stage at John McElderry Ltd

Top machinery takes centre stage at John McElderry Ltd

Preparations are well underway for the annual open days at John McElderry’s Market Street premises in Ballymoney on 27 and 28 February.

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Only Fools and Three Courses at Belfast Castle

10 things to do in Northern Ireland

DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things to do across Northern Ireland, from family days out to gigs and cultural events.

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Masked men with hammer enter Ballyward home

Masked men with hammer enter Ballyward home

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary at a house on the Castlewellan Road in Ballyward, Co. Down, last night.

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Gleneagle Master, 6000gns

Gleneagle Master leads Dungannon Limousin sale

There was solid demand for Limousin bulls at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s (BLCS) Bull & Female sale at Dungannon on Monday 12th February.

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FTMTA partners with Wilsons Auctions

FTMTA partners with Wilsons Auctions

The Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) has announced that the association will partner with Wilsons Auctions on its second FTMTA Farm Machinery Trade Auction, to take place at Punchestown Event Centre near Naas on Saturday, 24th February.

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