Farming

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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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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