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Farmers unite to green up the Glens

One of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landscapes is in the limelight thanks to a five year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Angela McGregor speaking at the 2017 World Angus Forum

New presidential and council members at the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society

Angela McGregor of Whiterashes in Aberdeen has stepped in to the role of president at the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society, replacing outgoing president Alex Sanger of Rosemount Farms in Montrose.

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Emma Hughes, Kilco, confirms ongoing sponsorhip of Holstein NI's February show and sale at Dungannon with auctioneer Michael Taaffe; and Holstein UK president David Perry. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol.

Top line-up catalogued for Dungannon dairy sale

Taaffe Auctions has confirmed that next week’s Dungannon Dairy Sale has attracted an entry of 70 freshly calved heifers and young cows.

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Dr Andrew Byrne (centre), one of the keynote speakers at AFBIs Science Outlook Conference which takes place on 13 March, is pictured with members of the Organising Committee (from l-r) Elizabeth Magowan, Stanley McDowell, Sinclair Mayne and Josephine Kelly.

Future of livestock farming under spotlight

The challenges and technologies shaping the future of the agri-food industry will be the focal point of a high-profile science outlook conference, hosted by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

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How to give calves
a great LifeStart

How to give calves a great LifeStart

This is the second article on how to give calves a great LifeStart. Last month, the vital role of colostrum in getting calves off to the best possible start in life was discussed.

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Joe Adams, sponsor from Haldane Fisher, Richard Bett with his show champion a gold Brahma and Dessie Horner Judge.

Show attracts over 1,300 birds

The 40th Ulster Poultry Federation Championship Show was held at Slemish Hall, Ballymena show grounds, on February 3rd.

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Attending the meeting with Minister Creed were: Patsy McGlone MLA, Pat Catney MLA, John Dallat MLA, Sinead Bradley MLA, Justin McNulty MLA, Margaret Ritchie, Sean Fitzpatrick (NIAPA) and Jim Carmichael (NIAPA)

SDLP delegation meets Irish agriculture minister on Brexit concerns

A delegation of SDLP representatives has met with Irish agriculture minister Michael Creed TD amid concerns for the all-island agri-food industry.

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There is no middle ground when it comes to divisive mushrooms

Mushrooms, much like Brussels sprouts, are a divisive vegetable - they are either loved or loathed with no middle ground.

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Guest speakers at Fermanagh Grassland Club (from left) veterinary surgeon Ivan Henderson and Adam Woods, Beef Editor Irish Farmers Journal, with  John Egerton, club chairman.

Practical calving tops the agenda

Fermanagh Grassland Club got a practical demonstration of calving at their January meeting.

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Visit the UK Dairy Expo in Carlisle

Visit the UK Dairy Expo in Carlisle

Bank of Ireland UK is delighted to offer local dairy farmers a fantastic opportunity to visit the UK Dairy Expo in Carlisle. The trip will also include two farm tours visiting the Troutbeck Ayrshire Herd and the Bridge End Holstein Herd.

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Some of a number of landslides which occurred in the Sperrins in August 2017.

Public meeting for Sperrins hill farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) will host a public meeting on Thursday 22 February 2018 in Cranagh Hall, Glenelly at 8pm for hill farmers whose land was directly damaged by the landslides in the Sperrins in August 2017.

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Andrew McMordie with Adrian and Mark Douglas

Sil-All delivers improved forage intakes

Making first class silage is an absolute priority for Co Down contractor and suckler beef producer Adrian Douglas.

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The importance of resting

The importance of resting

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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2,996 apply for improvement scheme

2,996 apply for improvement scheme

DAERA has revealed that 2,996 applications have been received from farmers and growers to Tranche 2 of Tier 1 of Farm Business Improvement Scheme–Capital (FBIS-C), which closed for applications on Friday 2 February 2018.

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UUP leader Robin Swann

Parties should meet to discuss agri issues

Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann MLA has called for representatives of the main political parties to come together and discuss the serious issues affecting agriculture - particularly Brexit.

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Everything’s coming up roses for young Co Down singer

Everything’s coming up roses for young Co Down singer

A County Down teenager is hoping he has taken his first steps to musical stardom by releasing his first single.

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AFBI confirms first positive Schmallenberg cases in the West

AFBI confirms first positive Schmallenberg cases in the West

AFBI has confirmed that it has detected Schmallenberg Virus in eight sheep abortion cases in Counties Fermanagh and Tyrone.

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A protester dressed as a cow joins campaigners against genetically modified crops

The UK will no long be able to hide behind Brussels

Love them or loathe them genetically modified (GM) crops and food are a global fact of life.

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MI Northern Ireland Market Report

MI Northern Ireland Market Report

13 February 2018

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