Farming

26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Stirling success for Fermanagh breeders

Local farmers and pedigree beef cattle breeders, Harold Stubbs, Crummy, Lisnaskea, and grandson Alan Burleigh, Florencecourt, clinched the junior and supreme overall championship titles at last week’s Stirling bull sales.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

MEP’s Roadshows on CAP to begin in Clogher Valley

A new series of Rural Roadshows for farmers to discuss the CAP begin next week in the Clogher Valley, organised by Diane Dodds MEP.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Young Farmers’ booklet now available

The YFCU has welcomed the commitment of Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill on the implementation of tbe new Young Farmers’ progrramme, as part of the new CAP.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

AFBI cuts would harm whole agri industry, MLAs told

Agricultural research will be severely damaged if AFBI, the scientific and research arm of DARD is restricted to its budget and has to lose 400 staff by 2018, MLAs heard this week.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Champion bull sets 12,000gns herd record

Local Simmental breeders Harold Stubbs, Crummy, Lisnaskea, and grandson Alan Burleigh, Florencecourt, had a successful trip to this week’s spring bull sales in Stirling.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Bursaries boost for equine students

Representatives from the equine industry in Ireland and internationally attended the careers event at CAFRE’s Enniskillen Campus last week.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Harper Ireland students host annual dinner

The Harper-Ireland Club at the Harper Adams University will be holding their annual dinner next Friday evening, February 27.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Ewe has four lambs

Sheep farmer, William Burleigh, from near Kinawley had a pleasant surprise to find four lambs with a ewe when he checked his sheep one morning.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

Queen bee rearing group to be expanded in 2015

At the Annual General Meeting of Fermanagh Beekeepers’ Association, reports were presented from the Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman.

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19 Feb 2015 15:30 • Brian Donaldson

New finance scheme for Charolais bulls at show and sale

The Northern Ireland Charolais Club has announced a new Danske Bank finance incentive in advance of its March Sale.

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5 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

MEPs debate the milk crisis and look to the future beyond quotas

While the dairy industry struggles with low prices, Northern Ireland MEP, Jim Nicholson is preparing a report on the prospects of the dairy sector after the abolition of milk quotas on April 1.

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5 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Latest machines exhibited at Fintona Farm Show

The main hall in the Ecclesville Centre, Fintona during the Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show.

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5 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New Club boosts YFCU members

There was strong competition for awards distributed at the Fermanagh YFC County Dinner held at the Woodhill Hunting Lodge, Irvinestown on Friday evening.

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5 Feb 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Take heed of safety advice

The agricultural industry has once again reiterated its advice over slurry mixing following data that only 18 per cent of farmers were adopting the correct safety measures.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Ardmore Herd takes supreme champion and reserve rosettes

The supreme champion and sale leader at the Holstein NI’s January Show and Sale at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, came from William and James Crawford’s herd.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

High output dairy herd from high inputs

At a time when dairy farmers are facing extremely low prices for their milk, the latest speaker at Fermanagh Grassland Club was upbeat about his farm policy of high inputs to get high outputs from his dairy herd.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Agricultural science student wins travel scholarship

A Co. Tyrone student, has won a prestigious travel scholarship to Japan.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Inheritance Tax Planning for farms

By Seamus McCaffrey, accountant, Omagh. Inheritance Tax is the tax on wealth held at death plus the value of gifts made in the seven years prior to death.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Will your renewable energy pay?

The decision to invest money in a renewable energy project will depend on how the level of return compares with any alternative investment.

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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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