Farming

20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Better long term prospects for beef

Longer term prospects for the beef industry are more promising with opportunities for beef farmers, according to Darren Carty, who spoke at an open meeting in Fermanagh last week.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farming societies had major role in agriculture in county

The new book on the history of farming societies in Fermanagh, “A Landlords’ Legacy,” written by Sam Morrow, will be launched next Monday evening, November 24 at Enniskillen Campus, CAFRE.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Bees need help to survive the winter

This has been a very mild autumn with bees flying freely and collecting nectar and pollen, from not only the ivy but from other plants such as dahlia, verbena and the few remaining cosmos in our gardens.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Renewable Energy and tax implications

Renewable energy projects are now part of many farms and have the potential to generate extra income and increase the value of the farm.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New agricultural store hosts open day

Johnston Agri Supplies in Lisnaskea host an open day tomorrow (Friday) at their newly refurbished premises.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Role of farming societies recorded in new book

A new book to be published later this month will trace the role of farming societies in Fermanagh and the development of agriculture and social enterprise over the past 200 years.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Charolais bulls to 5,000gns

Bulls entered at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s autumn show and sale topped at 5,000gns at Dungannon Farmers Mart on Friday sponsored by Excel Roofing and Cladding.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Winter Fair launched

The 29th Royal Ulster Winter Fair in association with Danske Bank, has been launched in the elegant surroundings of Ballywalter Park, Newtownards.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

A year of success for Kesh YFC

Kesh YFC have held their annual presentation of cups and trophies. The event on Monday evening brought a large number of Club members, family and friends together in the YFC Hall.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New farm maps are issued

Revised farm maps are being posted out to farmers this month as DARD further updates arrangements for next year’s Single Application Form.

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6 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Rural crime and farm safety in the spotlight at event

The first of four Rural Crime and Farm Safety events in Fermanagh took place this week, highlighting the steps which members of the farming community should take to protect their premises and stock and also to ensure their working envrionment is safe.

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6 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Prizewinning farming scene for photographer

The Impartial Reporter’s photographer John McVitty has won another photographic prize, this time for one of his stunning farming shots.

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6 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Bulls and females sell up to 9,200gns at new venue

Fermanagh breeders and buyers were in evidence at the first Balmoral Bull Sales where the top price was 9200gns.

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6 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

John is Beef Farmer of the Year in N.I.

Fermanagh’s John Egerton is the Beef Farmer of the Year in this year’s Farming Life and Danske Bank Celebrating Excellence in Farming Awards.

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31 Oct 2014 16:30

UFU chief executive announces his retirement

Best wishes have been expressed to the Ulster Farmers’ Union Chief Executive, Clarke Black, following the announcement that he is to retire after the organisation’s annual meeting next April.

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31 Oct 2014 12:30

Allams Christmas beef and calf show all set for Balmoral

Allams have announced that Ulster’s Premier Christmas Show and Sale of Farm Quality Assured Beef Cattle and spectacular calves will be held on Tuesday, November 25 2014 at The Kings Hall Complex, Balmoral, Belfast.

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31 Oct 2014 09:30

Smaller turnout from Fermanagh at Stirling pedigree bull sales

Last week’s autumn bull sales at Stirling Agricultural Centre in Scotland attracted a smaller than usual entry from pedigree beef breeders in County Fermanagh.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Dairy farmers in control of costs will survive post quota

Keeping a simple system for management of the dairy herd is key to profitability and future success.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Good autumn has kept bees busy collecting pollen

The very good weather in October has given honey bees plenty of opportunity to collect pollen and nectar from any plants still in bloom. Dahlia, cosmos and ivy in the garden are being exploited to the full. Viburnum ‘Dawn’ is in full flower and its scent can be detected from more than 10m away which means that the honey bee has no problem in finding it, according to Ethel Irvine from Fermanagh Beekeepers Association.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Health and safety day leads to farm qualification

A major one-day course will enable farmers ensure their farm is safe and also give them a Level 2 qualification.

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