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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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The newly elected Mid Tyrone Lamb Producer Group committee pictured at their annual group meeting. New 2018-19 Chairman Martin Brogan is joined by Seamus Kearney, Secretary, John Francis Devine, Assistant Secretary, Mark Armstrong, Leslie Buchanan, Bob Henry, Vice-Chairman, Paddy Joe Kearney, Brian Kerlin, Eugene McCrossan, Rachel Boggs, PRO, Rufus McFarland and Hugh Devine.

Mid Tyrone Lamb Producer Group holds its annual general meeting

A successful Annual General Meeting for the Mid Tyrone Lamb Producer Group was held in Aughabrack Community hall on 6th February.

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Committee launches Brexit report

Committee launches Brexit report

The EFRA Committee at Westminster is calling for a fund to prepare British farming for Brexit, a specific impact analysis for each agricultural sector, plans for physical and IT infrastructure to be drawn up now, and for new trading partnerships to be explored.

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John Edgar receiving NI Show Racer Society Champion of the Year trophy from Hollie-louise Davis.

A marathon AGM for the NIPA

Most items on the agenda were passed at the Marathon AGM for the NIPA and following the Committee Meeting held a few days later when the Race Programme was confirmed everything should now be away for printing.

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Paddy McSparron, a sheep and cattle farmer in Glendun, looks forward to reaping the benefits of his tree-planting efforts.  Photo by McAuley Multimedia.

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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Action Cancer's Amy Reynolds (second from right) is joined by SuperValu colleagues from Limavady (l to r) Roberta Mills, Ann Murray and Estelle Rose to celebrate raising �4295 for Action Cancer during Fundraising Week.

Musgrave raises £2.6m for Action Cancer

Musgrave and its brands, Centra and SuperValu, have been raising funds for Action Cancer since 2002 and to date they have raised a staggering £2.6 million.

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Gabby, Roy and Deborah from Comber Farmers' Market have dug out some of their old cook books for the cook book swap on the 1 March, celebrating World Book Day at the award winning Best NI Local Market.

Cook Book Swap

On Thursday 1 March, the award winning Comber Farmers’ Market will celebrate World Book Day 2018 by encouraging visitors to bring along a cook book that is gathering dust on the shelf and swap it for something different.

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Minette Batters

NFU elects Minette Batters as president

Minette Batters has been elected as the new President of the National Farmers’ Union.

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LacPatrick sets milk price for January

LacPatrick sets milk price for January

The board of LacPatrick Dairies met today (Wednesday 21 February) and set a price for January milk.

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Young farmers from Crumlin and Kells and Connor YFC who got stuck in to the One Million Trees in One Day initiative at Mossley Mill, with support from Ulster Wildlifes Grassroots Challenge project. The Grassroots Challenge aims to inspire young people to take action for the environment within their local communities, thanks to National Lottery players  ulsterwildlife.org/grassroots

Young farmers take part in ambitious tree planting initiative

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster members have been digging deep this weekend by planting new trees at sites across Northern Ireland, as part of the One Million Trees in One Day initiative.

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European badger (Meles meles), young cub foraging in daylight, England, UK

Conservation group condemns badger cull proposals for province

The Northern Ireland Badger Group has urged the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to deploy a BCG vaccination programme instead of the proposed indiscriminate trap and shoot cull of badgers.

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8,000t of skimmed milk powder being held

8,000t of skimmed milk powder being held

A House of Lords Committee has revealed that there are currently 8,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder being held in public stores the UK, but no agreement on what to do with it when the UK leaves the EU.

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Agri-food groups working on a ‘Plan B’ for post-Brexit

Agri-food groups working on a ‘Plan B’ for post-Brexit

Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Association (NIFDA) chairman Declan Billington does not believe that the securing of a free trade deal between the UK and Brussels represents a ‘get-out-of-jail’ card when it comes to sorting out agri trade issues on the island of Ireland, and beyond, in a post-Brexit scenario.

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GDT event falls by 0.5%

GDT event falls by 0.5%

Today’s Global Dairy Trade Event 206 has concluded with the GDT Price Index down by 0.5%

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Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

A County Down farmer has been left counting the cost of sheep worrying by dogs after six ewes were attacked on his land.

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Michael Gove announces farm inspection review

A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

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Clough woman left shocked after burglary and fire

Clough woman left shocked after burglary and fire

Detectives continue to investigate a report of a burglary of a house on School Road outside the village of Clough, in Co Down on Monday, 19 February.

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