Farming

25 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

‘Save our meadows’ unites farmers and communities

The wildflower meadows of Fermanagh are among the rich heritage of our landscape but they are also part of the United Kingdom’s largest partnership project to save the remaining fragments of species rich grassland.

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25 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beef cattle shipped from ROI to GB - are they ‘nomads’?

Ten times more cattle are being exported to England than to Northern Ireland, as a result of the “NOMAD” controversy where meat plants in Northern Ireland penalise farmers for ROI origin cattle when presented for slaughter.

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25 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Diversification seminar aimed at farming families

An awareness seminar about farm diversification is being organised by CAFRE at one of Fermanagh’s leading self catering premises.

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25 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Great time for a beekeeper

September is a great time to be a beekeeper, according to Ethel Irvine from the Fermanagh Beekeepers’ Association.

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25 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Machinery dealers supporting PTO Safety Week

Machinery dealers are involved in PTO Safety Week which reminds farmers of the risks from poorly guarded PTO shafts.

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25 Sep 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

National Charolais Show winners

Animax Junior Champion Oisin Quigley with judge, Alison Connolly and Neil Acheson of ANIMAX.

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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 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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