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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Eimear bound for Paris

Clogher young handler and stockjudger, Eimear McGovern, together with a Scottish entrant, Abbie Anderson from Angus, were joint winners of the 19-23 year old senior section of the competition held at the Livestock Event in the NEC, Birmingham. Both girls have now won a prize to the Paris International Agricultural Show.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farmers urged to enter meadow competition

The search has begun for Fermanagh’s most successful ‘Meadow Makers’ especially from landowners, smallholders and farmers, who have successfully juggled the challenges of running farm businesses, while conserving wildflower meadows and grasslands.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Over 100 people receive help from Rural Support

With farming incomes dropping and farmers struggling with cash flow, the Rural Support charity says it is there to give support. Rural Support is extending its ‘Tackling Rural Stress: Promoting Positive Mental Health’ project until March 2016.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Last call for Level II applications

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill is encouraging members of the farming community to sign up for CAFRE’s 2015/16 Level II Agricultural Business Operations Courses before enrolment closes tomorrow(Friday), July 24 2015.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Simmental champion at Castlewellan

Robert Forde, Tempo, exhibited the female and supreme overall Simmental Champion Mullyknock Forget-Me-Not. Included is judge Stewart Wilson, Maghera.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

UFU adviser cycles from Mizen to Malin

Leslie Craig, the local UFU Technical Adviser has cycled from Mizen to Malin Head for a number of charities including Cancer Research UK, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Cardiomyopathy Association.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

14 major titles will be decided at Show

The Clogher Valley Show will host 14 major championships at next week’s event attracting exhibitors from all over Ireland. The Show is hosting the NISA / Bank of Ireland Pedigree Junior Bull Final, and the National Herford Cattle Championship.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Ulster Grassland Society turn out in big numbers for farm walk

Rosslea suckler beef and sheep farmer John Egerton has hosted an extremely successful farm walk for members for the Ulster Grassland Society.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

AFBI hosts dairy open day

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) have recently announced plans to host a major Dairy Open Day in September under the theme ‘Surviving Today - Planning for Tomorrow’.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Last call for entries for County Show

The last call for entries for Fermanagh County Show is this Saturday, July 18.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Increase in swarming reported by beekeepers

Ethel Irvine of Fermanagh Beekeepers Association has reported an increase in bees swarming. In this report for July she looks at growth in beekeeping in the county.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farmer uses Vaughan Trust funding for milk recording

The Vaughan Trust has supported Fermanagh dairy farmers who are milk recording for the first time with part funding over the first few years.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Vigilance warning after bird flu outbreak in GB

With more poultry enterprises across Fermanagh and Northern Ireland, the Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill has urged vigilance following a confirmed outbreak of avian influenza in England.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Bailey’s Cow competition launched

Pictured at the launch of this year’s Diageo Baileys Champion Cow at Virginia Show are (from left): Patrick Gaynor, Vice-President, Virginia Show; Martin Tynan, General Manager, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Virginia; John Martin from Kesh, Secretary and Treasurer, Holstein NI; Tom Hayes T.D., Irish Minister of State for the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine and Robert Murphy Manufacturing Manager Diageo Baileys Global Supply.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

MEPs endorse dairy report and call for action by EC

The Northern Ireland MEP, Jim Nicholson, has received overwhelming support from MEPs for his report which calls on the European Commission to do more to help the dairy sector.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Dairy farmers urged to check on cashflow

With current low milk price, the most important task that a dairy farmer should do is to look very carefully at the cash needed on a month to month basis to keep the business operating through this difficult period.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

YFCU launch ‘Know Your Neighbour’ campaign

Rural communities have been encouraged to get to know their neighbours in a new project launched by the YFCU in conjunction with Calor.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Omagh Show brings exhibitors to west

Omagh Show hosted visitors from near and far on Saturday as the agricultural show season came to the west of Ulster. Local exhibitors competed with those from other counties for the top titles in dairy cattle, beef catlee and the sheep classes.
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2 Jul 2015 18:30

Omagh Show brings best of breeds together for titles

This year’s Omagh Show taking place this Friday evening and Saturday, July 3 and 4 marks the 175th anniversary.
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2 Jul 2015 16:30

Former students attend Greenmount 50-year reunion

The 1964/65 student year of Greenmount Agricultural College held their 50th reunion recently.
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2 Jul 2015 12:30 • Brian Donaldson

TB misery can end with industry help

The Chairman of the special group set up to review how Tuberculosis in cattle is handled in Northern Ireland, said disease eradication presented a significant challenge but he was convinced it was possible.
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2 Jul 2015 10:20 • Brian Donaldson

Equine graduates entering a global business

Students leaving Enniskillen Campus with an equine qualification are about to enter a global business venture, according to Professor Patrick Wall, Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland, the guest speaker at the awards ceremony.
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18 Jun 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Longford farms provide interest for local farmers

Fermanagh Grassland Club’s annual outing took 53 members and guests to Moydow, Co Longford where, in a change from the normal practice, they visited the farm of suckler farmer John Kelly in the morning and the dairy farm of John Payne in the afternoon.
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18 Jun 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beef and sheep farm hosts UGS

Rosslea suckler beef and sheep farmer, John Egerton will host a farm walk for members of the Ulster Grassland Society (UGS) on the evening of Wednesday, July 8.
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18 Jun 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Housed versus grazed dairy systems researched by AgriSearch

A KEY outcome from a review document has been to demonstrate that there are considerable benefits from incorporating grazing within milk production systems.
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