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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Snow difficulties for hill farmers

Farmers in hilly areas of the county have had to continue to cope with almost Arctic like conditions, especially where cattle and sheep are outwintered.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

James wins Alltech Scholarship

A Fermanagh agricultural student has won a prestigious scholarship to help him with his studies.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Minister to speak at Fermanagh public meeting on CAP reform

The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’Neill, is taking to the road along with senior DARD officials and Sinn Fein agricultural representatives, to engage with farmers and rural dwellers on changes taking place over CAP reform.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Acidic silages could pose feed problems

The lower energy value of this year’s silage and the low pH values could be causing problems for farmers feeding their stock, according to experts.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farm workers in line for pay rise

The Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) for Northern Ireland has announced proposed changes to pay for agricultural workers of all grades by two per cent from April 6 this year.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beekeepers begin a new year

New classes in beekeeping are to begin again at Enniskillen Campus on Monday, February 2.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Best of machinery on show at Spring Farm event

One of Ireland’s largest farm machinery events takes place next week at the Eeclesville Centre, Fintona.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Active farmer issue still a concern

The issue of what constituted an active farmer was still a major issue among farmers in Fermanagh, judging by the queries at this week’s President’s Area Meeting of the Ulster Farmers’ Union.in Enniskillen.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Vaughan Trust hands over new scholarship and awards

A new recipient of the Vaughan Trust Scholarship for the top Fermanagh student has been announced.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farmers face first heavy snow of winter

Farmers faced the first real bite of winter this week as a heavy blanket of snow fell from Tuesday through into yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

LAFACA payments to be made by March

The Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill has confirmed that the payment rates for the 2015 Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances Scheme (LFACA) will remain the same as last year.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Hereford beef in rising demand

The number of herds in Northern Ireland using Hereford bulls is increasing for reasons such as ease of management, ease of calving and distinctive taste.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Fermanagh Grassland Club elects new Chairman

The new Chairman of Fermanagh Grassland Club is James Murphy, a dairy farmer from Ballyreagh,Tempo.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Grassland farm styles different in Europe

Northern Ireland can compete strongly with many of its European neighbours when it comes to the growing of grass, according to experts from Barenbrug.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Nominations open for Wool Board seat in N.I.

The British Wool Marketing Board has asked for nominations for the seat to represent Northern Ireland from March 2015 as the current Board member, Ian Buchanan from Dungiven comes to the end of the current term of office. Mr. Buchanan has offered to stand for election again.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

UFU to hold President’s Area Meetings

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is taking to the road this month for the annual series of President’s Area Meetings.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Equine students get industry experience

A final year Equine Management Degree student at Enniskillen Campus of CAFRE has completed a two-week placement scheme with Down Royal Racecourse where he was part of their team leading up to their premier racing weekend, the Northern Ireland Festival of Racing and a group of students on the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care course have been visiting a leading equestrian centre.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

NFU Mutual launch award for postgrad students

Postgraduate students in agriculture are being encouraged to apply for one of the NFU Mutual Centenary Awards which are annual bursaries which pay up to 75 per cent of course fees for selected students who are starting a postgraduate course either Masters or PhD this autumn.

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2 Jan 2015 12:00 • Brian Donaldson

Growth potential on NI farms shows why grass is king

Grass has the potential to produce up to 22 tonnes of dry matter per hectare on Northern Ireland farms, higher than most places in Europe, according to experts.

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2 Jan 2015 12:00 • Brian Donaldson

Egg producer supporting hamper scheme

Fermanagh egg producers, Cavanagh Eggs based near Newtownbutler, are among the agri-food companies supporting the Rural Support’s ‘Christmas Hamper Scheme’ aimed at helping rural families in need, which aims to provide help for rural and farming families.

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