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Theft of tractor and trailer from building site

Police in Antrim are appealing for information following the report of a theft from a building site at Steeple Road on Friday 24th March.

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Ideal conditions for annual match

Ideal conditions for annual match

Fermanagh and Tyrone Annual Ploughing Match took place as planned on Saturday 11 March 2017 on the Rash Estate, Omagh.

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Video: RUAS launches new four day Balmoral Show for 2017

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) today launched the 149th Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank promising an exciting mix of food, farming excellence and showmanship alongside an exhilarating entertainment schedule from 10th – 13th May 2017.

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Pictured are cook and food writer Trish Deseine, Dr Mike Johnston, chief executive of the Dairy Council of NI, and Joy Alexander, head of food technology development at Loughry College

Recipe competition calling NI foodies and local chefs

As part of its commitment to the European cheese programme ‘Cheese Up Your Life’, the Dairy Council has launched a competition to give NI foodies and local chefs the opportunity to develop an innovative and inspiring recipe which showcases their passion for cheese.

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GDT event up by 1.7%

GDT event up by 1.7%

Today’s Global Dairy Trade Event 184 has concluded with the GDT Price Index up by 1.7%.

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Inch Frida Ex94

Inch Swedish Red heifers and bull for Dungannon

In 2005 the Inch Herd at Downpatrick first imported top Swedish Red females from the best herds in Sweden.

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2017 ANC payments commence

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that £14.7million has been paid to date to 8,119 applicants under the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme.

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Brazil’s rotten meat allegations underline importance of UK trade deals - NFU

Brazil’s rotten meat allegations underline importance of UK trade deals - NFU

The NFU has today highlighted the importance of securing trade deals which uphold the high standards of British food production amid allegations that Brazil’s biggest meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry for years.

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Aodh McGrath and Glenn Welby, Welby Associates

Don’t make farm succession planning the ‘elephant in the living room’

A basic distinction should be made between Farm Succession Planning and Farm Estate Planning.

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Farm machines are expensive - protect your at a free police trailer marking event

NI machinery sales show increase

Rural Finance NI has reported that Northern Ireland bucked the trend in the 2016 UK-wide fall in new tractor sales.

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America trip confirms that our food is on a par with the very best

Earlier this month I struck another experience off my bucket list. I’m celebrating a significant birthday soon and have always wanted to visit the vineyards in Napa Valley in California, so it was an ideal time.

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Grazing store cattle

Turnout underway in Co Down

The past few days have seen small numbers of young stock let out to graze for the first time this year in parts of Co Down, according to Paul Elwood, from HVS Animal Health.

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Teemore Engineering has confirmed its ongoing sponsorship of Holstein NI's March show and sale. Discussing plans for next week's event are Ray Foy and Adrian Bates from Teemore Engineering, with club chairman John Berry, centre. Picture: Columba O'Hare/Fotacol.

Teemore backing for dairy sale

Taaffe Auctions has confirmed a bumper entry for its monthly Dairy Sale in Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.

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Chris Johnson judging

Rare Breed farmers prepare for winter

It’s October and with the days getting shorter, our Rare Breed farmers prepare for the winter months ahead as Rare Breed - A Farming Year continues on UTV on Tuesday (21 March) at 7.30pm.

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More than a number

More than a number

Every fortnight people from a farming background, or who have a heart for the countryside, offer a personal reflection on faith and rural life. They hope that you will be encouraged by it.

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Transfer entitlements before 02 May 2017

Transfer entitlements before 02 May 2017

The deadline for transferring entitlements for the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is 02 May. Applications received after the 2 May 2017 will not take effect until the 2018 BPS scheme year.

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YFCU members put the finishing touches to the herb garden that will now feature prominently at the front entrance to the UFU/YFCU headquarters' building in Belfast. The initiative has been undertaken as part of the YFCU's commitment to the Grassroots' Challenge'

YFCU and Ulster Wildlife launch ‘Grassroots’ Challenge’

The ‘Grassroots’ Challenge’ is the exciting initiative led by Ulster Wildlife that will see YFCU members champion nature in their local communities, writes Richard Halleron.

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Diane Dodds MEP

Glyphosate not a carcinogenic: MEP Dodds

DUP MEP Diane Dodds has welcomed new research published earlier this week by the European Chemicals Agency (ECA) which found that scientific evidence does not meet the criteria required to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen.

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Jonny opts for tractor transport to the school formal

Jonny opts for tractor transport to the school formal

A young farmer and his tractor are seldom parted and so it proved for one Co Antrim student who opted to ditch the traditional school formal limo in favour of a larger mode of transport.

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Police recover 19 stolen sheep in Co Antrim

Police in Antrim, with the assistance of enforcement officers from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), have recovered approximately 19 sheep, believed to have been stolen last month from the Newtownabbey area.

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