Farming

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 09:30

Robineed Indie wins Limousin Derby

A home bred Limousin heifer from the herd of Dale Robinson, Irvinestown, has won this year’s Northern Ireland Limousin Derby Championship.

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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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21 Aug 2014 13:00

Harper Adams in Ireland to host 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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31 Jul 2014 20:30

Exhibitors prepare for next week

Two days of intense judging and comprehensive displays of the latest agricultural machinery and household equipment and services await the thousands of people who will visit the Lackaboy showgrounds of Fermanagh Farming Society and the adjoining Ulster Farmers’ Mart next week for the Fermanagh County Show.

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31 Jul 2014 18:30

Farmers offered security device at discounted rate

A funding package which was available to farmers in Fermanagh and Tyrone to fit security devices to their tractors and machinery, is now to be extended across Northern Ireland.

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31 Jul 2014 16:30

Placement student at tourist activity centre

A current MSc student on the communication course offered at Loughry Campus through Queen’s University, has been looking back at her placement with a local tourism provider near Fivemiletown.

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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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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Irish Moiled breeder is welcomed to Castlewellan

Nigel Edwards(left) from Ballyreagh, Tempo, and now running the Curraghnakeely Irish Moiled Herd with Sam Smiley, Noel Lavery, DARD Permanent Secretary and Michelle McCauley, Chairman of Castlewellan Show at Castlewellan.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New Balmoral Bull Sale in November

A new autumn event for pedigree and commercial farmers is to be held at the Balmoral site in Belfast.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beef levy increases to 40p per head Beef levy increases to 40p per head

The levy which funds beef research and development in Northern Ireland and which is collected on behalf of AgriSearch, the Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council is to increase to 40p per head from August 1 2014, it was announced this week.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New cups and sponsors

There will be new cups presented to successful exhibitors this year at the Clogher Valley Show.

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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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