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SATURDAY, April 25:

Drumlough Presbyterian Church Road Run Rafferty’s Hill, Drumlough, Hillsborough. Old and New Tractors/Vintage Lorries. Meeting at 11.00 am Road Run at 12 noon. Registration on the day. All Donations to the New Hall fund. Refreshments after. All drivers must have their own insurance. North West Classic Tractor Road Run, starting from Aghadowey Presbyterian Church car park at 10.30 am. More details available from Robert Murray, telephone number 07740500458; Quad-X & Blaney Agri Machinery Demonstration, 37 Carnearney Rd, Ahoghill, Co Antrim BT42 2PJ. Sheepdog Trial at Mullaghsandall Road, Larne, start 8.00am Open Class only, three dogs time permitting, details E McAuley 07818668236. Lissan Vintage Club threshing event at Henry’s farm, Lough Fea Road, Cookstown, 12 noon, for more details contact 07801108215. Drumcree Tractor Run in aid of a mission trip to Burundi (Africa) in August, the tractor run is for all vintage, classic and modern tractors, starting at 11.30am at Drumcree Parish Church, Portadown. The route is approximately 20 miles through the local area including Portadown Town centre finishing at Breagh Hall on the Dungannon Road for a BBQ, for more details contact 07842070150.


Kildress poultry fair, car boot and home produce sale in the car park of St Joseph’s Hall, Kildress at 9am to 4pm, six miles from Cookstown just off the main Cookstown/Omagh Road, well signposted, ample parking, indoor facilities available if required, all booters free, no pets allowed to be sold, for details call 028 8675 1621 or 07826 572 529.

Monday, April 27:

NI Nuffield Scholars Association spring conference, 7pm for 7.30pm, AFBI, The Large Park, Hillsborough, Co Down BT26 6DR, open to all interested in agricultural innovation, for details tel; 07710366730.

Thursday, April 30:

Queen’s University Belfast annual Agricultural Technology symposium from 6.30 to 9.30pm at the MBC, Lisburn road. Leading experts from the agri-food industry to discuss “Future Farms - what will food production look like after 2020?” Everyone is welcome, light refreshments will be provided. Contact Peter McCann 07709106567 or


Fun day, car boot sale and poultry sale 10am to 3pm at 32 Villawood Road, Dromore, Co.Down in aid of the NI Childrens’ Hospice, cars £5, vans £10, for details contact 07724869080; Ballygowan Vintage fourth annual tractor and car road run. All modern and vintage tractors welcome. From Ballygowan Church Halls. Registration from 11.30am, leaving at 12.30pm. £10 per entry which includes tea. For further information contact Joanna Burch on 07882 958 633. Kilrea and Tamlagh O’Crilly tractor run and coffee morning at Marian Hall, Kilrea, registration opens at 9.30am, fee £15 (includes refreshments before run and hot food on return), for more details contact Aaron 07749624428, Martin 07809487042 or Patrick 07590775990, proceeds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care; Ballykelly Country Market at New Life Centre, Limavady, 10am to 2pm. Sheepdog trial at Drumnamalta Road, Cookstown, two trials, 9am start, for entries contact C Thom 0776185876.