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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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UUP Leader Robin Swann  speaks to the media at the Glasshouse in Stormont estate as talks continue. 
A deal signed between the Tories and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) includes an extra �1bn in public spending for Northern Ireland.
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Swann demands answers on FBIS budget

The leader of the Ulster Unionist Party Robin Swann has questioned why only 10% of the anticipated £250m budget for the Farm Business Investment Scheme has been provided, despite the scheme being half way through its originally recommended three year cycle.

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Live export bill is challenged

Live export bill is challenged

The Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president Victor Chestnutt has challenged the credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK, post Brexit, following a meeting with live exporters this week.

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Dale Farm chief commits to growth

Dale Farm chief commits to growth

Dale Farm remains committed to sourcing more milk from farmers across Northern Ireland, as part of the co-op’s ongoing commitment to grow its business to meet customer demand.

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Man charged with theft of vintage tractors

Man charged with theft of vintage tractors

A 32-year-old man has been charged a number of offences including, fraud by false representation and theft, to appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court on December 20th.

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Pictured (L-R) are Dr Barry OHagan, Lead Researcher at Ulster University, PHD student Lucy Gallagher and Dr Valeria Cenini.

New research aims to increase dairy industry competitiveness

Ulster University has been awarded funding of almost €400,000 as part of a larger €2.6 million research grant to develop new mixing process technologies for milk powder hydration that aims to significantly enhance the economic competitiveness of the Irish dairy industry.

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Health issues highlighted

Health issues highlighted

Many challenges are facing livestock producers this winter due to the seemingly endless wet weather. One potential health issue to which all sheep and cattle producers should be giving consideration is liver fluke.

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