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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Volunteers to meet and greet at Balmoral Show

Tesco are returning to the 147th Balmoral Show on May 13 to 15 as platinum sponsor and dedicated supporter.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Fermanagh’s newest YFC looks ahead to first fund-raising event

The newly formed West Fermanagh YFC have just finished off their 2014/15 programme with their last meeting held in Springfield Hall on Tuesday, April 14.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Reminder to dog owners on sheep worrying during lambing season

With the better weather coming in and more people getting out and about in the countryside UFU Deputy President Ivor Ferguson is urging dog owners and dog walkers to ensure their pets are supervised at all times with lambing season in full swing.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Good weather has beekeepers in a frenzy

Last week‘s good weather saw a frenzy of work by beekeepers in County Fermanagh and the surrounding area.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

‘A Touch of Grass’ to be launched

The trials and tribulations of more than 50 years of farming are encapsulated in a book that is to be launched next week.

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18 Apr 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

Extra day of free parking added by Council

Unsuccessful attempts by motorists to buy a ticket for a car park space in Enniskillen when a ticketing machine would not accept coins, may have occurred on Easter Tuesday, an extra non-charging day designated by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council this year.

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9 Apr 2015 14:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farmers told to ‘control the controllables’

The latest speaker to members of Fermanagh Grassland Club firmly put across the message of attention to detail to ensure farm efficiency.

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9 Apr 2015 14:00 • Brian Donaldson

Internship for student

An equine student at Enniskillen Campus of CAFRE, will have the opportunity to work as an intern for 11 months at The Irish Field.

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9 Apr 2015 14:00 • Brian Donaldson

Spring open days at CAFRE

Are you considering courses to study after your GCSE or A-level examinations? Interested in continuing your education on a specialised course that will prepare you for a career or maybe you want a part-time course to study while you work? If so, now is the time to get your career sorted at CAFRE, they said this week.

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9 Apr 2015 14:00 • Brian Donaldson

Eligibility of land outlined to farmers at CAP roadshow

Farmers have been given a guide to land eligibility during the DARD CAP roadshow in Enniskillen recently.

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29 Mar 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

New rector installed at Rossorry

The institution of a new rector of the Church of Ireland Parish of Rossorry, the second largest in the Clogher Diocese after St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen, took place on Friday evening.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

DARD will allow three per cent tolerance in under declaration of land for CAP

There will be a three per cent tolerance for farmers under declaring their land on the new Basic Payment Scheme forms, a DARD official has told Fermanagh farmers.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Schoolchildren’s farm safety ideas to be turned into video

The Ulster Bank has launched a farm safety initiative for schools which illustrates the potential dangers on a farm and how to stay safe.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New robotic milking display at Balmoral

The RUAS are excited to announce that Lely, in association with Draynes Farm, will host a live milking exhibition at the Balmoral Show from May 13-15. It will be the first live milking event at an exhibition in Northern Ireland.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Stop and Think SAFE when working at heights

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is reminding farmers to put safety first when working at height.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Quad bikes are not toys - keep children safe

Being hit by, or run over by, farm machinery is the biggest single cause of children being killed on farms.

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24 Mar 2015 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

Take a walk through history dating back thousands of years

If you want a walk in the great outdoors but in a place surrounded by rich history dating back thousands of years, then you need to go no further than just across the Border beyond Blacklion in Co. Cavan.

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22 Mar 2015 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

Wartime fiancee of Catalina crash pilot passes away

The wartime fiancee of an RAF pilot who was killed when his plane crashed near Ely Lodge in 1944, has died near London.

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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Drumlone Invader is supreme champion

The supreme champion at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club show and sale in Dungannon on Friday sponsored by Danske Bank came from the herd of Kenneth Veitch, Drumlone, Lisbellaw.

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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Bees should start their foraging this month

The month of March is both dreaded and looked forward to in equal measure by beekeepers all over Ireland, says Ethel Irvine from Fermanagh Beekeepers Association.

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