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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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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farm safety event to hammer home important message

Farmers are preparing to spread slurry with ground conditions improving. DUP Councillor, Paul Robinson has reminded farmers of a farm safety event taking place tomorrow(Friday) evening, March 20 in Clogh Community Hall, Rosslea starting at 7.45pm.

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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Visibility from the tractor is key to saving lives

Visibility from the farm tractor and other machines is vital to keep people safe, a powerful new TV advert has advised.

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12 Mar 2015 14:00 • Brian Donaldson

Striking nurses and teachers to join rally

Schools will be closed and many others affected, health services will be reduced and public transport will grind to a halt as a result of the day of action by the major trade unions in Fermanagh and across Northern Ireland tomorrow (Friday).

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Concerns with maps and older farmers voiced at CAP event

The lack of support for older farmers deciding what to do with their farmland and mapping queries were among the queries raised with the Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, when she addressed a public meeting in Lisnaskea on Thursday evening last.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

NI to host EU and American congress

A major international agricultural conference with up to 300 delegates from around Europe and North America is being hosted by the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Northern Ireland later this year.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Fermanagh student leads Harper Ireland Club

A Fermanagh agricultural student has taken on the role of Chairman of the Harper Ireland Club at Harper Adams University.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Conference discusses dairying post quotas

The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) in association with CAFRE, Ulster Farmers’ Union and Dairy UK NI are holding their Spring Conference at CAFRE’s Loughry Campus, Cookstown on Wednesday, April 1 2015.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Equine students visit Laurel View Centre

Students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), who are currently studying the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management, recently visited Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Co. Antrim to consider the importance of Business Management, writes Ruth Moore, Lecturer, CAFRE Enniskillen Campus.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Ploughmen take to the field for competition

Ploughmen from across Northern Ireland and the Border counties of the Republic will be supporting the Fermanagh and Tyrone Ploughing match at the Rash Estate, near Omagh this Saturday, March 14.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

No spraying training in county

An MLA has claimed that DARD will not hold the new spraying and use of pesticides training courses in Fermanagh.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Simmentals prepare for show and sale

Catalogues are available for the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s annual spring show and sale which takes place at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Friday, next, March 20.

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