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Brian Donaldson

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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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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Pressure growing on farm incomes this year

Accountant Seamus McCaffrey has confirmed to the Impartial Reporter that beef margins are under significant pressure at the present time.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Top quality entries at breeding sheep show

The Ulster Farmers’ Mart has reported a high standard of quality at their annual autumn show and sale of breeding sheep on Monday.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Young Limousin Breeders host introduction day

The Young Limousin Breeders are planning to hold an introduction day to anyone interested in learning more about the Limousin breed and stockmanship.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Kathrin misses cow bells and cheese making in alpine Switzerland

One of the many visitors to the Clogher Valley Show recently was Kathrin Abbuehl from Switzerland.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Harper Adams association to host biennial dinner in Enniskillenst biennial dinner in Enniskillen

Harper Adams in Ireland, the association of Harper Adams graduates in Ireland, is holding their biennial dinner in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen on Saturday, September 13.

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23 Aug 2014 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

Profitability on marginal land

A group of 26 dairy farmers from Fermanagh and parts of Tyrone have been looking at farming in heavy soils in the west of Ireland.

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22 Aug 2014 16:00 • Brian Donaldson

Food producers impress taste judges

Local food producers have wowed the judges of Great Taste 2014 with an array of products from speciality preserves to wild venison.

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22 Aug 2014 10:00 • Brian Donaldson

Family wants safety legacy in memory of beloved Timothy

The family of young rally driver, Timothy Cathcart who died while taking part in the Ulster Rally on Friday want to help promote safety in motorsport in his memory.

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21 Aug 2014 22:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beekeepers set for honey show

Fermanagh’s beekeepers are looking forward to their second good summer and an expectant good honey harvest.

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21 Aug 2014 17:30 • Brian Donaldson

Minister takes first step to deal with 'nomad' cattle

The controversial issue of “nomad” cattle where Northern Ireland beef producers purchased cattle in the Republic for fattening on their farms and to be sold on to meat plants here, has been taken up by the Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill who has has approved an application under the voluntary labelling scheme as a first step in addressing the anomaly.

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21 Aug 2014 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Marts given discretion to display cattle residencies

The controversial issue of the number of residencies of beef cattle has now taken a step further with the organisation representing the marts agreeing in principal to display the information at point of sale.

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2 Aug 2014 17:00 • Brian Donaldson

Mature drivers now encouraged to take driving assessments

You’ve passed your driving test 30, 40 years or more so what are your driving skills like now?

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2 Aug 2014 09:00 • Brian Donaldson

Fermanagh people help to celebrate twin town’s 800th anniversary

For 56 years, groups from Fermanagh and the Brackwede district within the German city of Bielefeld have been making friends during exchange visits since they were linked as twin towns.

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1 Aug 2014 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

A weekend of reflection to mark 100 years since start of World War I

This weekend, the people of Fermanagh will be reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War at events around the county.

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26 Jul 2014 08:30 • Brian Donaldson

‘Sad day’ for vintage car owners as green tax book comes to end

Motorists of cars or owners of tractors which still have a green or bull coloured tax book, may find it more difficult to get a duplicate vehicle registration book.

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25 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

All staff redeployed as tax office closes

All staff employed at the Motor Tax office in Enniskillen which finally closed last Thursday, have been redeployed to other government departments, some within the County Buildings where they had been based.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Twelve major finals to be decided at Augher

The 96th Clogher Valley Show takes place next Wednesday, July 30 at the Augher showgrounds, adjacent to the primary school.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

2000 people attend Border dairy event

Local farmers joined more than 2,000 others for the Irish Holstein Friesian Associaton open day on the Taylor family farm near Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.

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