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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Quality forage key to better margins

A beef and sheep study tour took Fermanagh farmers to Counties Tipperary and Roscommon to see how quality forage was key to improving margins.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Pressure growing on farm incomes this year

Accountant Seamus McCaffrey has confirmed to the Impartial Reporter that beef margins are under significant pressure at the present time.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Top quality entries at breeding sheep show

The Ulster Farmers’ Mart has reported a high standard of quality at their annual autumn show and sale of breeding sheep on Monday.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Young Limousin Breeders host introduction day

The Young Limousin Breeders are planning to hold an introduction day to anyone interested in learning more about the Limousin breed and stockmanship.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Kathrin misses cow bells and cheese making in alpine Switzerland

One of the many visitors to the Clogher Valley Show recently was Kathrin Abbuehl from Switzerland.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Harper Adams association to host biennial dinner in Enniskillenst biennial 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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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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