Farming

19 Jul 2014 15:30

Tom Elliott returns to Agriculture Committee

Fermanagh and South Tyrone Ulster Unionist MLA, Tom Elliott has been appointed to the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee in the Assembly.

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19 Jul 2014 09:30

Fermanagh grassland farmers on tour to Down dairy and beef farms

On its annual outing, Fermanagh Grassland Club visited the Co. Down dairy farm of Robert Bryson, near Loughbrickland and the beef and sheep farm of Murtagh Walls near Hilltown.

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18 Jul 2014 11:30

Show extends deadline for entries

Among the new cups presented to Fermanagh County Show this year is a new craft cup from Fermanagh Cottage Industries, East Bridge Street, Enniskillen.

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18 Jul 2014 09:30

Young Charolais breeders are top UK judges

Young Charolais breeders in the west certainly showed off their stockjudging skills at the British Charolais Young Breeders’ Stockjudging Competition sponsored by Weatherbys and hosted by the National Charolais Show at the Livestock Event in Birmingham recently.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Forest Service and DARD offices on the move

O’Neill confirms Executive approval for headquarters move to the North West

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Beekeepers on tour to learn more about honey production

In July, members of Fermanagh Beekeepers Association are still examining their colonies for swarm cells and carrying out the procedures which ensure that they do not lose half the bees in the colony with the laying queen. Swarming is a completely natural occurrence as it is the only way in which the bee colonies can increase in numbers. Unfortunately, if a swarm emerges from a hive, the foraging force is greatly reduced and the honey harvest will also be less plentiful.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Baileys Champion Cow organisers invite Fermanagh exhibitors

Entries are now open for Fermanagh Holstein Friesian breeders to compete in this year’s Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow Competition which was won last year by a Northern Ireland breeder, Neal Pepper.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Second incomes campaign by Revenue

Revenue & Customs has opened an opportunity for people to notify the Revenue that they have a second source of income which has not been declared to the Revenue. This Revenue facility is available to any person who is an employee and has a second income; for example, a farmer’s son or daughter is employed off the farm and has an engineering business operated from a shed on the parents’ farm. In this situation the young person is required to file a Tax Return annually reflecting the trading results of the engineering business. If such a Tax Return is not being submitted to Revenue & Customs, the recently opened Second Incomes Campaign by the Revenue provides an opportunity for the young person to contact Revenue & Customs by way of voluntary disclosure.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Julie Kenwell

Local farmers compete for honours

FERMANAGH and South Tyrone farmers were well represented at this year’s Omagh Show.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

International opportunities for equine students

Enniskillen Campus’s international experience for equine students has been taken to a new level this year, students, parents and friends heard at the CAFRE prize day last week.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Flat rate payments in seven years

Farmers now know where they stand on CAP and the Single Farm Payment over the next seven years.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Clogher Show launches busy year

The 96th Clogher Valley Show was launched this week with more new sponsors and new cups adding to the long list of supporters of this annual event.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New sponsors get on board for two-day County Show

The Fermanagh County Show is the best opportunity to showcase the agri food industry, according to Show Manager, Ann Orr, speaking at the launch of this year’s event to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 and 6.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

LMC looks east for new markets

Beef farmers might be glad to hear of signs that supplies of cattle to factories were beginning to tighten this week which may result in the reversal of the price drop in recent weeks.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Contractors working round the clock in excellent conditions

Contractors were working around the clock this week as excellent weather conditions allowed silage and haymaking across the county after a few days of stoppage at the end of last week.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Dairy farmers want more research into herd fertility

Dairy farmers want more research into herd fertility as well as animal health and feed efficiency, according to a survey conducted by AgriSearch.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Simmental Club to organise fundraising events for Friends of Cancer Centre

The Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club has announced that Friends of the Cancer Centre is its chosen charity for 2014.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Visitors see the farm behind Tickety Moo ice-cream

The Grey family at Oghill Farm, Killadeas, opened their gates to visitors during the Open Farm Weekend.

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14 Jun 2014 12:30

Simmental top 3,900gns at evening show and sale

Pedigree bulls peaked at 3,900gns at the Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s evening show and sale, held at Ballymena Livestock Mart recently with local exhibitors picking up reserve championship rosettes.

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13 Jun 2014 17:30

Beef crisis becomes a national issue

The downward spiral of beef prices is now a national issue, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union, after meeting with their counterparts from England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland this week.

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