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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Ardmore Herd takes supreme champion and reserve rosettes

The supreme champion and sale leader at the Holstein NI’s January Show and Sale at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, came from William and James Crawford’s herd.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

High output dairy herd from high inputs

At a time when dairy farmers are facing extremely low prices for their milk, the latest speaker at Fermanagh Grassland Club was upbeat about his farm policy of high inputs to get high outputs from his dairy herd.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Agricultural science student wins travel scholarship

A Co. Tyrone student, has won a prestigious travel scholarship to Japan.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Will your renewable energy pay?

The decision to invest money in a renewable energy project will depend on how the level of return compares with any alternative investment.

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24 Jan 2015 12:00 • Brian Donaldson

SDLP candidate ‘to re-engage with voters’

The SDLP candidate in this year’s Westminster election says he will be attempting to re-engage with the electorate in Fermanagh and South Tyrone, buoyed by the number of first preference votes in the Fermanagh and Omagh Council election.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Snow difficulties for hill farmers

Farmers in hilly areas of the county have had to continue to cope with almost Arctic like conditions, especially where cattle and sheep are outwintered.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

James wins Alltech Scholarship

A Fermanagh agricultural student has won a prestigious scholarship to help him with his studies.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Minister to speak at Fermanagh public meeting on CAP reform

The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’Neill, is taking to the road along with senior DARD officials and Sinn Fein agricultural representatives, to engage with farmers and rural dwellers on changes taking place over CAP reform.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Acidic silages could pose feed problems

The lower energy value of this year’s silage and the low pH values could be causing problems for farmers feeding their stock, according to experts.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farm workers in line for pay rise

The Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) for Northern Ireland has announced proposed changes to pay for agricultural workers of all grades by two per cent from April 6 this year.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beekeepers begin a new year

New classes in beekeeping are to begin again at Enniskillen Campus on Monday, February 2.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Best of machinery on show at Spring Farm event

One of Ireland’s largest farm machinery events takes place next week at the Eeclesville Centre, Fintona.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Active farmer issue still a concern

The issue of what constituted an active farmer was still a major issue among farmers in Fermanagh, judging by the queries at this week’s President’s Area Meeting of the Ulster Farmers’ Union.in Enniskillen.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Vaughan Trust hands over new scholarship and awards

A new recipient of the Vaughan Trust Scholarship for the top Fermanagh student has been announced.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farmers face first heavy snow of winter

Farmers faced the first real bite of winter this week as a heavy blanket of snow fell from Tuesday through into yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

LAFACA payments to be made by March

The Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill has confirmed that the payment rates for the 2015 Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Scheme (LFACA) will remain the same as last year.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Hereford beef in rising demand

The number of herds in Northern Ireland using Hereford bulls is increasing for reasons such as ease of management, ease of calving and distinctive taste.

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8 Jan 2015 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

One of Fermanagh’s oldest ladies dies in her 104th year

One of the oldest people in Fermanagh, Mrs. Eileen Maguire, a well-known businesswoman from Irvinestown, has died in her 104th year.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Fermanagh Grassland Club elects new Chairman

The new Chairman of Fermanagh Grassland Club is James Murphy, a dairy farmer from Ballyreagh,Tempo.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Grassland farm styles different in Europe

Northern Ireland can compete strongly with many of its European neighbours when it comes to the growing of grass, according to experts from Barenbrug.

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