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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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Ballynure-based mixed practice vet Alan Gordon has been elected as president for the BVA Northern Ireland Branch at its annual general meeting (AGM), held in Toomebridge, Co Antrim on 15th February

Ballynure vet elected as new BVA Northern Ireland Branch president

Ballynure-based mixed practice vet Alan Gordon has been elected as president for the BVA Northern Ireland Branch at its annual general meeting (AGM), held in Toomebridge, Co Antrim on 15th February.

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Euro Auctions, leading auctioneers of used industrial plant, construction machinery and agricultural equipment, reported record results for its three-day Leeds start of the year unreserved auction between 31st January and 2nd February

Euro Auctions reports huge leap in bidders and sales at recent Leeds event

Euro Auctions, leading auctioneers of used industrial plant, construction machinery and agricultural equipment, reported record results for its three-day Leeds ‘start of the year’ unreserved auction between 31st January and 2nd February.

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Nitrates Derogation is a cost effective way to allow your herd to grow yet stay within the environmental regulations.

Nitrates Derogation – Weighing up the options

This article looks at the Nitrates Derogation and how it can help farmers develop their business and improve profitability, write Jason McFerran & George Mathers, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE).

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Mr Ken Wilkinson pictured with the pupils of Riverside School - Antrim - proudly displaying their RPRA One Loft Race Entry named Riverside Hope prior to the event

RPRA One Loft Race 2017 – update

Last season I covered a story about a school in Antrim, namely Riverside School, who had an entry in the RPRA One Loft Race in England, writes New Kid on the Block.

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The kittens which were dumped at a Co Down roadside

Kittens dumped on roadside on Valentines Day

There was no love on Valentines Day for these kittens which were dumped yesterday (Wednesday) on a Co Down roadside.

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Rural market sits tight ahead of Brexit

Rural market sits tight ahead of Brexit

Farmland prices remain relatively steady compared to a year earlier according to the RICS/RAU UK Rural Land Market Survey, H2 2017.

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Livestock worrying costs rise to £1.6m

Livestock worrying costs rise to £1.6m

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has warned farmers to watch out for livestock worrying as the cost of claims has reached a record level.

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Silent Valley, Down

Visitors urged to ‘Say Hello to Northern Ireland’

Tourism NI has again teamed up with the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation to launch a co-operative marketing fund designed to help local tourism businesses advertise in the Republic of Ireland market this spring.

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2,996 apply for second tranche of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

2,996 apply for second tranche of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

DAERA has announced 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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The Farm Safety Foundation is focusing on an issue that is very much at the heart of the farming community but one that few farmers feel comfortable discussing and that is mental health

More than one farmer a week in the UK dies by suicide

Leading farming charity is advising the farming industry to start looking after themselves mentally as well as physically.
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Brendan Kelly has been elected as British Wool’s Northern Ireland Board Member

Co Antrim farmer wins election to British Wool Board

Brendan Kelly, who farms in Randalstown, Co Antrim, has been elected as British Wool’s Northern Ireland regional board member for a three-year term, beginning on 1 April.

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Caroline Emond

‘IDF is committed to driving forward science’

The newly-appointed Director General of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) said the organisation is wholly committed to driving forward its scientific heritage and helping the dairy sector make a greater impact in a fast-moving media and political climate.

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