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Rules on hedge cutting explained

Rules on hedge cutting explained

Hedges are an important part of the Northern Ireland landscape and are an important habitat for birds, wildlife and pollinators as well as acting as field boundaries and providing shelter for livestock.

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Farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper

Farming unions respond to Government Brexit white paper

The UFU president, Ivor Ferguson, and UFU chief executive, Wesley Aston, met representatives from the other UK farming unions last week at the Great Yorkshire show to discuss future farming policy. They also met with George Eustice, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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Winners of the UFU Winter Barley competition this year is Boyd Kane. Pictured in the winning field is: Kathryn Taylor and David Oliver, North West Derry Group, and winners Alex and Boyd Kane.

Limavady farmer wins UFU Winter Barley Competition

The Ulster Farmers’ Union, along with Winter Barley competition sponsors Mortons and Bayer Crop Science, is pleased to announce that Boyd Kane, of the UFU North West Derry Group, has been awarded first place in the 2018 UFU Winter Barley Cereal Competition.

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Union is closing in on its £100k fundraising target

Union is closing in on its £100k fundraising target

As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, the Ulster Farmers’ Union set an ambitious goal to raise £100,000 for the charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. To date, the UFU has raised over £84,000 for the life-saving charity and is well on the way to hitting its target.

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MPI– not a spot price

MPI– not a spot price

The UFU Milk Price Indicator (MPI) provides an indicative pence per litre figure of what dairy markets are returning and is based upon a basket of dairy commodities relevant to Northern Ireland; Cheese; Whey Powder; Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder and Whole Milk Powder.

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UFU President Ivor Ferguson

ABP charity barbecue backs Air Ambulance appeal

The leading agri-food company ABP has announced it will be supporting Ulster Farmers’ Union’s centenary drive to raise £100,000 for the Air Ambulance Helicopter Emergency Service through its Summer Steak Barbecue for farmer-suppliers later this month.

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