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Major boost for industry as BSE negligible status is achieved

The local beef industry has received a major boost with news that Northern Ireland has achieved negligible risk status for BSE.

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The dramatic scene in Banbridge town centre when a farm loader burst into flames on Wednesday afternoon. Pic by Nadine Scullion

Firefighters called to digger blaze in town centre

This was the dramatic scene in Banbridge town centre on Wednesday afternoon (May 24) after a digger went up in flames.

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Tributes paid as Ally Whan loses battle with illness

Tributes paid as Ally Whan loses battle with illness

Tributes have been paid to Dromara woman Ally Whan who passed away last night (Wednesday).

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Niall Browne, Dawn Meats

Dawn Meats and Dunbia agree strategic partnership

Dawn Meats has agreed a strategic partnership with Dunbia to establish a majority owned joint venture in the United Kingdom comprising the UK operations of both organisations, it has been announced.

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Video: Derg Valley YFC annual charity tractor run

Derg Valley YFC held their annual charity tractor run on Sunday, May 21st.

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Father and son David and Gordon Crockett in their farmyard on the Londonderry side of the border

Border-straddling farmers adopt a stoic approach to Brexit worries

Across a muddy field in the townland of Coshquin, Londonderry farmer Gordon Crockett points to the future frontier between the world’s fifth largest economy and the European Union super-state.

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A total of 115,000 attended this years Balmoral Show

Balmoral show breaks attendance records

Last week’s Balmoral Show broke all previous attendance records and it has been announced the agricultural showpiece is set to return for another four days next year.

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The YFCU Horticulture committee came up with the idea to make colourful bails in the shape of farm animals to add an extra dimension to Balmoral Show.

Balmoral Show: ‘Culchies’ and ‘townies’ work in harmony

This year’s Balmoral Show served to demonstrate that the gulf between country folk and town dwellers is narrowing while it also marked another remarkable chapter in the story of a rare breed of cattle in Ireland.

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Slideshow: In the prizes at Balmoral Show

Wednesday marked day one of this year’s Balmoral Show, sponsored by the Ulster Bank.

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Launching the Pedigree Cattle Trust (PCT) at this years Balmoral Show are Dunbia Brand Ambassador Rory Best, with Ann Orr, PCT; Diane Dodds MEP; James Brown, Ayrshire Club;  John Martin, PCT; Victor Chestnutt, UFU; Brian Walker, PCT; Cecil McMurray, TB Strategic Partnership Group;  David Simpson MP; Margaret Ritchie MP and Robin Swann, MLA.

New Pedigree Cattle Trust launches at Balmoral Show

One of the first items on the agenda of the 2017 Balmoral Show was the launch of the Pedigree Cattle Trust, a new group set-up to promote Northern Ireland’s world-class pedigree herds and advocate on behalf of local cattle breeders.

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UFU calls on politicians to ‘back farming’

UFU calls on politicians to ‘back farming’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is calling on politicians to ‘back farming’ as it launches its 2017 general election manifesto.

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Balmoral 2017

In Pictures: Preparations for Balmoral 2017

Preparations for the 149th Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank are well under way.
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Balmoral Show map

Balmoral Show 2017: How to get there

Balmoral Show will this year attract tens of thousands of people to its bumper four day event.
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Farm Safety video to be premiered at Balmoral Show

The work of a school boy from Downpatrick is to take centre stage at Balmoral Show before being used to promote farm safety in schools across Northern Ireland.

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An Isuzu D-Maz similar to this will be up for grabs on Friday

Are you an Isuzu-Max finalist?

The ten finalists in our Isuzu D-Max competition giveaway, in association with Q Radio, have been revealed.

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Samuel Wharry

Passing of Sam Wharry (56) ‘a tragic loss’ to UK sheep industry

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has said it is gravely saddened to announce the sudden passing of Samuel Wharry, NSA Chairman and County Antrim sheep farmer, who died suddenly on Friday 5th May aged just 56.

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Police issue warning over dangers of gorse fires

PSNI are urging those involved in setting a number of recent gorse fires to consider the possible consequences of their actions on their communities.

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Join the Smart Movers to Balmoral Show! Passengers Sam Geary and Judith Duncan join a couple of 4-legged friends to announce Translinks special bus, coach and train transport plans for this years Balmoral Show, May 10  13, including Goldline coach day tours with priority Show entry, enhanced rail services and a free frequent shuttle bus between Lisburn Train Station and the Showgrounds.

Balmoral Show: Visitors should leave extra time for their journey

Police are urging motorists to take care and leave extra time for their journey with large crowds expected to attend this year’s Balmoral Show.
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Back row (L-R) Isobel Nelson, Ballycarry; Maria Mewha & Elizabeth McAllister, Kells & Connor; Nuala Doran, Anne Patton & Jennifer McLernon, Armoy; Sharon Carson & Elizabeth Gray, Muckamore:
Front row (L-R) Maureen Morrow & Linda McIlwaine, Ballycarry; Elizabeth Warden Federation Chairman; Ita McVeigh, adjudicator; Carole Baird, Arts Committee Chairman; Arlene Thompson & Anna Simms, Ballycarry.

Winners of Drama Festival 2017

The arts sub-committee chairman Carole Baird welcomed everyone to the annual drama festival held recently in Mountjoy Presbyterian church hall, Omagh.

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15 Friesian cattle stolen

Up to 15 Friesian cattle have been stolen in Co Londonderry.

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