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21 Sep 2014 09:00 • Brian Donaldson

Fermanagh delight at new £25m shared education investment

Shared education which was pioneered by schools across Fermanagh has been given a financial boost this week of around £25 million.

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18 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Agricultural businesses successful because of staff, New Holland chief tells students

The biennial Harper Adams in Ireland dinner for students present and past was hosted by the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen on Saturday evening.

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18 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Minister rules out Single Farm Payment advance

The Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill has ruled out any advancement of this year’s Single Farm Payment.

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18 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Local champions at Show

Local breeders and exhibitors took a share of the rosettes at The National Charolais Show in Fintona on Saturday.

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18 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Strong competition for high priced Texels

NI Texel Club members travelled to the Ulster Farmers Mart for their Club Sale in Enniskillen recently.

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18 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

35 young people attend YFC’s first meeting

The first meeting of the newly formed West Fermanagh Young Farmer’s club was held in Springfield Hall on Monday of last week when 35 young people turned up from the surrounding areas too have an enjoyable evening.

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18 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Charolais herd is dispersed

Over 100 Charolais cattle are set to come under the hammer at Raphoe Mart on Saturday, September 27 when Ian Maxwell’s noted “Deeleview” herd is dispersed.

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11 Sep 2014 13:02 • Brian Donaldson

Low cost milk production aim of family farm

Fermanagh Grassland Club members regularly pass the farm which recently hosted a farm walk where a sustainable low cost milk production system is desired with the emphasis on grass.

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11 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Soil compaction discussed

A group of beef and sheep producers from the county, recently met on the farm of Desmond Knox, near Irvinestown, to discuss issues around soil compaction.

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11 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Students awarded Portora Bursary for Harper Adams University

Three Portora Royal School students are joint recipients of this year’s Harper Adams University/Portora Royal School Bursary.

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11 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Increasing demand for Hereford beef

There have been positive results from the Hereford Beef Farming Group set up by Dunbia and The Co-operative Food Group in May 2013.

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4 Sep 2014 18:00 • Brian Donaldson

As Tilly returns to school, runners to take to streets for Cancer Charity

Runners across Fermanagh will be competing in a special fundraising 10K later this month to mark September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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4 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

50th year of fund-raising, entertainment and hospitality at Trillick

Trillick and District YFC have ended their 50th anniversary celebrations with a busy summer of activities which saw members take awards in YFCU competitions as well as complete fund-raising challenges.

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4 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Enniskillen hosts Texel sheep show and sale

Marcus Barton and Nathan Armstrong with Judge Chrissy Mullan, BlueGate Texels and Sponsor, Mark Crawford, Farmcare preparing for the NI Texel Club Show and Sale at Enniskillen Mart on Friday evening, September 5.

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4 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beef farm walks look at Stabilisers

Suckler farmers will have an opportunity next Wednesday, September 10 to discuss how they can generate margins by improving beef production methods following trials at AFBI, Hillsborough.

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4 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

DARD to provide herd movement details to farmers

Farmers can now obtain a list of all cattle in their herd from DARD offices showing the number of moves they have had in their lifetime

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4 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Free range eggs win award

One of the winners of a Gold Star Award at Great Taste 2014 was Cavanagh Eggs from Newtownbutler.

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31 Aug 2014 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

Wildlife watcher having barbecue when he spotted ‘adventurous’ eagle

A white tailed eagle has been soaring in the sky above Upper Lough Erne in recent weeks.

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28 Aug 2014 17:00 • Brian Donaldson

‘A man of tremendous conviction’

Politicians from all main parties were among the hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Mr. Sam Foster in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen on Friday.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Quality forage key to better margins

A beef and sheep study tour took Fermanagh farmers to Counties Tipperary and Roscommon to see how quality forage was key to improving margins.

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