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(Front row from left) are PSNI Sgt. Michael Patton, PSNI Wildlife Liaison Officer Emma Meredith, Gary McCartney Countryside Alliance Ireland, Art Niven DAERA, Barry Quinn DAERA. (2nd row) Leo McKenna DAERA, Trevor Ogborn Ulster Angling Federation, Milton Matthews Inland Fisheries Ireland, PSNI Const. Wayne Robinson, Supt Martin Walker AGS, Richard Turner DAERA, and PSNI Wildlife Unit Michael Crutchley. (Back row) John McGauran DAERA and PSNI Inspector Rory Hoy.

Net closes in on poachers

Police have teamed up with the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs, Inland Fisheries, Loughs Agency and An Garda Siochana along with other partners from the Partnership Action Against Wildlife Crime, Fin sub group as part of an operation to target illegal fishing.

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Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister encourages farm businesses to apply to the Business Development Groups Scheme before the extended closing date of 4pm on Friday , January 31. Also pictured are Martin McKendry, CAFRE Director and Fiona Dickson, Agri-business Branch

Poots extends BDG closing date

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots, has extended the closing date for applications to the Business Development Groups (BDGs) Scheme, during a visit to CAFRE’s Greenmount Campus.

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Mark Scott and Lawrence Bowden discussing his plans for developing the dairy enterprise.

BDG member converts to dairy production

Greyabbey farmer and Business Development Group member Lawrence Bowden has converted his farm to dairy production and began milking his first cows in the autumn of 2015, writes Mark Scott, CAFRE Senior Dairying Adviser, Newtownards.

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With lambing season upon us, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is reminding dog owners and walkers to keep control of their dogs when near livestock.

Council warning over worrying

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council received and investigated 26 complaints of dogs worrying livestock in the area over the period April 2018 to March 2019.

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