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The rise and falls of farm safety

Contrary to the popular image of fresh air and peaceful surroundings, a farm is not a hazard-free work setting.

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) are urging farmers to take care around PTOs guards

Farm Safety Week: Putting safety in the driving seat

In recent years, work-related fatalities in the UK and Ireland’s farming industries have been disproportionate compared to the number of deaths in other industries.

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Drs Conrad Ferris and Debbie McConnell, AFBIs leading dairy scientists, will present their research on grassland utilization and feed efficiency at the September farm events.

AFBI to showcase latest dairy research

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) invites all dairy farmers, industry representatives and stakeholders to ‘Dairy Innovation in Practice’ which will be held across four dairy farms in Northern Ireland during early September.

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Philip Green, from Lisburn, with the beef Inter-Breed Champion at Antrim Show 2017

Hunter family scoop McLarnon’s Dairy Cow of the Year laurels at Antrim Show

This year’s Antrim Show attracted a tremendous turnout of livestock with over 300 cattle entered for the various classes.

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The Pub Landlord calls time on risk taking in farming for Farm Safety Week 2017

The Pub Landlord calls time on risk taking in farming for Farm Safety Week 2017

As his alter ego, the nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based- braveheart, The Pub Landlord, Al Murray has always been full of fantastic anecdotes and he knows how to tell a story however he has only now revealed his role in saving a young farmworker’s life when he was 12.

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Michael Gove (third left) with DUP representatives Ian Paisley MP, Paul Girvan MP,  Diane Dodds MEP, Nigel Dodds MP and Michelle McIlveen MLA

Agriculture Secretary Gove meets DUP, but angers Sinn Fein

Whitehall Agriculture Secretary Michael Gove met with senior DUP figures in Northern Ireland over the weekend, but according to Sinn Fein cancelled planned discussions with them at the last minute.

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Former UFU president Ian Marshall

UFU seeks second judicial review over cross compliance penalty

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is seeking a second judicial review (JR) of a decision by DAERA to impose cross compliance penalties over an accidental water pollution incident involving former president Ian Marshall.

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Lifetime achievement award

Lifetime achievement award

Thomas Gilpin grew up on a farm in Portadown and started his career in 1965 with a 4.5 acre field, growing vegetables for supply to small shops.

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Farming Life awards: Entering a worthwhile experience - Thomas Gilpin

When Thomas Gilpin attended last year’s Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards little did he know he’d be returning home to Portadown with not one, but two prestigious awards.

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GDT price up by 0.2%

GDT price up by 0.2%

Today’s Global Dairy Trade Event 192 has concluded with the GDT Price Index up by 0.2%.

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Take care when driving tractors through villages - Dallat

Take care when driving tractors through villages - Dallat

Tractor drivers are being urged to take care when travelling through towns and villages.

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Lanark Blackface Champion from Sam Wallace, Judge Robert Kay, Scotland Reserve Champion from Gordon Crawford

McLean family continues its winning way at Limavady Show

This year’s Limavady Show saw the majestic Holstein cow Priestland PS James Rose crowned the event’s Inter-Breed Dairy Champion.

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Ashley Fleming, and daughter Alisa, from Seaforde, with their champion and reserve interbreed dairy winners at Castlewellan Show.

Castlewellan celebrates 50th anniversary show

Thousands flocked to the County Down town of Castlewellan on Saturday for the local agricultural society’s 50th anniversary show.

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The Ulster Farmers Union is gearing up to mark its centenary year in 2018. The year will focus on recognising the contributions of members, the achievements of the Union, and aiming to raise �100,000 for Air Ambulance NI - a life-saving emergency service that will be a major benefit to farmers and rural communities. Pictured is UFU president Barclay Bell with the Air Ambulance NI (AANI) team.

UFU to team up with Air Ambulance NI

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is gearing up to mark its centenary year in 2018 and is pleased to announce that Air Ambulance Northern Ireland will be the nominated charity for the year.

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Tragic Fermanagh farmer ‘died doing what he loved’

Tragic Fermanagh farmer ‘died doing what he loved’

The funeral has taken place of the Co Fermanagh farmer who died as a result of a tragic accident on Friday.

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Third attack on sheep in Ballyholland area

Third attack on sheep in Ballyholland area

Police have released details of a third attack on sheep in the Ballyholland area of Co Down in as many weeks.

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Man dies following Fermanagh farm accident

The Health and Safety Executivie (HSENI) has said it is investigating following a fatal farm accident in Co Fermanagh.

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Pictured at the joint stand at VIV Turkey are (L-R) Patrick McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer Devenish Group, Onat ONATER, Shareholder and General Manager, Yem-Vit, Peter Wallace, Executive Vice Chairman, Devenish Group and Onur ONATER, Shareholder and Vice General Manager, Yem-Vit

Devenish Nutrition Ltd acquires 50% share in Turkish premix producer Yem-Vit A.Ş

Devenish Nutrition Ltd has announced that it has acquired a 50% share in Turkish premix producer Yem-Vit A.Ş.

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Winter barley crops are looking well

All winter barley crops are looking well and the gates are now closed until desiccation pre-harvest.

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Some of the sheep which were attacked last night.

Police appeal after cruel attack on sheep

Police are appealing for information in relation to what is described as a brutal and cruel attack on a flock of sheep in the Temple Hill Road area of Newry.

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