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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

DARD advice for farmland liable to flooding

Farmers with land prone to flooding could be in an interesting situation regarding claims under the new Basic Payment Scheme.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Agriculture Minister to speak at public meeting on CAP

The Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill accompanied by DARD officials will be hosting a meeting on the arrangements for the new CAP tonight(Thursday), March 5 in Lisnaskea.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Local breeders claim rosettes

Two breed champions at the Balmoral Bull Sale at the weekend came from Fermanagh pedigree herds.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Trillick YFC Club Leader going to European Rally

Mark Gibson, Club Leader of Trillick and District YFC, has become the first member in the Club’s history to gain a place on a team which will represent the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster at the 2015 Rural Youth European Rally.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Border Co-op expands facilities

One of the large dairy co-operatives to which Fermanagh farmers supply milk, has just launched a new £27m expansion in Co. Cavan.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Chemist prescribes advice for a healthy and active farm life

Farmers attending their annual dinner of Fermanagh Grassland Club heard how to keep in good health from the guest speaker, Herbie Follis, a chemist from the county for over 50 years.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Grazing and silage winners receive awards

The winners of the annual grazing and silage making competitions have been announced by Fermanagh Grassland Club at their annual dinner in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.

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1 Mar 2015 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

TV team takes last walk through Erne hospital before demolition

Fermanagh stories are now finding an international audience through the work of three local men and the work of an Irish TV station.

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1 Mar 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

The party lights that could pose serious risk to animals

Farmers are becoming increasingly concerned at the continued use of sky lanterns which are popular at parties and weddings.

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27 Feb 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

Crash a copy of brother-in-law’s fatal accident

The wife of a lorry driver, who survived this lorry crash with non life-threatening injuries, said it brought back the nightmare when her brother was killed in a similar accident.

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26 Feb 2015 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

Elderly day care centres may close

There is to be a shake-up of day centres in the Western Health Trust area with some to close and others to merge with existing centres.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Stirling success for Fermanagh breeders

Local farmers and pedigree beef cattle breeders, Harold Stubbs, Crummy, Lisnaskea, and grandson Alan Burleigh, Florencecourt, clinched the junior and supreme overall championship titles at last week’s Stirling bull sales.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

MEP’s Roadshows on CAP to begin in Clogher Valley

A new series of Rural Roadshows for farmers to discuss the CAP begin next week in the Clogher Valley, organised by Diane Dodds MEP.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Young Farmers’ booklet now available

The YFCU has welcomed the commitment of Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill on the implementation of tbe new Young Farmers’ progrramme, as part of the new CAP.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

AFBI cuts would harm whole agri industry, MLAs told

Agricultural research will be severely damaged if AFBI, the scientific and research arm of DARD is restricted to its budget and has to lose 400 staff by 2018, MLAs heard this week.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Champion bull sets 12,000gns herd record

Local Simmental breeders Harold Stubbs, Crummy, Lisnaskea, and grandson Alan Burleigh, Florencecourt, had a successful trip to this week’s spring bull sales in Stirling.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Bursaries boost for equine students

Representatives from the equine industry in Ireland and internationally attended the careers event at CAFRE’s Enniskillen Campus last week.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Harper Ireland students host annual dinner

The Harper-Ireland Club at the Harper Adams University will be holding their annual dinner next Friday evening, February 27.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Ewe has four lambs

Sheep farmer, William Burleigh, from near Kinawley had a pleasant surprise to find four lambs with a ewe when he checked his sheep one morning.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Queen bee rearing group to be expanded in 2015

At the Annual General Meeting of Fermanagh Beekeepers’ Association, reports were presented from the Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman.

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