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Weather warning for ice issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning of ice for Northern Ireland.
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Midcombe Axel, 10,000gns - service sire to a number of Lots at the Northern Lights sale

Northern Lights sale heads to Hilltown mart

Friday evening (15th December) will see the return of the Northern Lights In-Lamb ewe sale with 82 lots of in-lamb gimmers catalogued from the illustrious Blackstown, Braehead, Mullan, Springwell, and Tullagh Texel flocks.

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New purchase and joint owned Strathbogie Terminator son, Scotsman Avicii

Northern Stars set to sparkle

Now in their ninth year, the Northern Stars In–Lamb Gimmer sale is set for Ballymena Livestock Mart on 16th December at 12.30pm.

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Pictured below the Humber Bridge,  (left to right) James Nelson, John Duffin, George Somerville and Allister McNeill

Busy judging season draws to a close for James

Local beef Shorthorn breeder James Nelson has just completed a busy season judging across the UK.

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Gary McKinley at home on his Co Tyrone farm

County Tyrone farmer speaks out about costs of BVD in his herd

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) and how to eradicate it from cows has been a problem for farmers and their herds in Northern Ireland for years. Like many cattle breeders, Gary McKinley from Trillick in County Tyrone has been testing his herd of 40 Hereford cows for BVD since 2014.

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Safety first before going off-road

Safety first before going off-road

Police are urging parents and guardians considering buying quads, go-peds, scramblers or other motorised vehicles this Christmas to put safety first.

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Reduce the prevalence of IBR in your herd

Reduce the prevalence of IBR in your herd

IBR infection is very

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Sainsburys promo

BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham helped to showcase NI food and drink

Last week a group of ten food producers from Northern Ireland travelled to Birmingham to exhibit at the BBC Good Food Show at the National Exhibition Centre.

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Maxol announced as a lubricant of choice for Fane Valley Stores

Maxol announced as a lubricant of choice for Fane Valley Stores

Maxol Lubricants, part of the Maxol Group, has announced that they have secured the role as the lubricant of choice for all Fane Valley Stores in Northern Ireland.

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Dam of Midwolder K&L Deliberate?

December bull proofs revealed

Kyle Henry, NI Dairy Product Specialist, comments: “We are delighted to welcome some impressive new additions to our current sire line-up.

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Like father like son

Like father like son

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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FFA welcomes ‘no borders’ pledge

Farmers for Action have welcomed the ‘no border’ pledge from Prime Minister Theresa May following yesterday’s ‘breakthrough’ Brexit deal.

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Seamus McCormick, Senior Agribusiness Manager; Rodney Brown, Deputy Head of Agribusiness; Robert McCullough, Head of Agribusiness and Mark Forsythe, Senior Agribusiness Manager. Picture: Darren Kidd

Senior manager appointed

Danske Bank has announced the appointment of Fermanagh man Rodney Brown to the newly created role of Deputy Head of Agribusiness.

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(L-R) Vernon Robinson, Keith Robinson and Dessie Ferguson  Fane Valley Stores, General Manager

Fane Valley to acquire Stewart Robinson’s

Fane Valley Stores has confirmed that it has entered an agreement to acquire the trading business of Stewart Robinson Ltd, of Broighter Road, Limavady, effective from 22nd January 2018.

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There is a new scheme for Belted Galloway cattle

New Belted Galloway beef bonus

Euro Farm foods are offering a bonus on Belted Galloway cattle processed through their plant in Duleek, Co.Meath.

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Suffolk Females in strong demand at Ballymena

Suffolk Females in strong demand at Ballymena

Suffolk Females were in strong demand at the annual show and sale organised by the Northern Ireland Branch at Ballymena Livestock Mart.

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Nigel of Matt Beattie & Son, Donemana

Merchants ready for challenging season

Given the current conditions with weak grass and tight supplies of fodder, agricultural merchants will be supporting farmers across the country to manage the performance of their livestock.

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Rural crime-spree’ is cause for concern: MLA

Rural crime-spree’ is cause for concern: MLA

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has said the ‘crime-spree’ in the wider Armagh district in recent days has been ‘hugely concerning’ for the local community.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

A half in, half out approach cannot work

It says a lot about the speed of politics that from writing this on Friday until Saturday morning events surrounding Brexit could change yet again.

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UFU annual meeting at Greenmount. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

UFU warns DAERA inaction could see RDP funds lost to NI farmers

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says farmers are beyond frustration with the lack of progress on Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP).

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