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Paul Vernon is new chairman of Dairy UK

Dairy UK has announces Chief Executive of Glanbia Cheese, Paul Vernon as new chairman.

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Five years on from triple farm tragedy, tributes paid to Ulster’s Nevin Spence

Those closest to Ulster Rugby star Nevin Spence have paid tribute to him ahead of the five-year anniversary of his tragic death in a farming accident that also claimed the lives of his brother Graham and father Noel.

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Pictured today at the launch of The Farm Safety Partnership Action Plan 2017-2020 are (left-right) James Speers, President of the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster, Keith Morrison, Chairman of the Farm Safety Partnership and Farmer, James Chapman. Picture: Michael Cooper

‘Sustainable Safety’ at heart of new farm safety action plan

The Farm Safety Partnership today launched its new Action Plan 2017-2020, entitled ‘Sustainable Safety’, highlighting its ongoing practical approach to every day farm safety.

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Thelma Gorman

Woman killed in Co Armagh farming accident named

A woman killed in a farming accident in Co Armagh has been named locally as Thelma Gorman.

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Gilbert Crawford who died after a short illness

Passing of Mid Ulster businessman Gilbert Crawford has left a 'massive void' in community

The death of prominent businessman Gilbert Crawford has left a "massive void", not only in his family, but also in the business world in Maghera and much further afield, a Mid Ulster councillor said today.

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Female pedestrian in hospital after accident with tractor

Police in Antrim are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a female pedestrian and a tractor on New Street in Randalstown last night (Wednesday, 6th September).

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Cows.

Dairy farmers to receive average payment of £750 from EU scheme

Small dairy farmers are in line for an average payment of around £750 under the EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid (EAA) package, the Department has revealed.

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Global Trade Event up by 0.3%

Global Trade Event up by 0.3%

Today’s Global Dairy Trade Event 195 has concluded with the GDT Price Index up by 0.3%.

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Student follows her nose to create cow pat furniture

A talented university student has proven she has a strong nose for innovation by creating household furniture from cow manure.

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Uncertainty remains after DfE response to UFU’s RHI tariff concerns

Uncertainty remains after DfE response to UFU’s RHI tariff concerns

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says it is frustrated by the response it has received from the Department for the Economy permanent secretary, Andrew McCormick, in relation to the Union’s concerns around the department’s proposed extension of the temporary revised RHI tariffs.

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IFA National President, Joe Healey and IFA Ulster North Leinster Regional Chairman, Bert Stewart with local IFA members Paddy McLaughlin and farmer Paul Doherty from Carndonagh who lost 18 sheep and all his silage bales during his  visit farms damaged by flooding in Inishowen on Friday last.   Photo Clive Wasson.

DAERA to assist with removal of fallen stock

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is to assist farmers in the Glenelly and Owenkillew valleys with the disposal of dead animals lost in the recent flooding in the area.

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Tyrone farmer Ashley McKelvey shows UFU leaders Ivor Ferguson and Barclay Bell around his flooded farmyard and fields. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

DAERA seeks permission to pay 70 per cent of Single Payments in October

Initial Single Payments could be increased to 70 per cent in October to help those affected by last week’s catastrophic flooding.

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The flooding was up to the bellies of the cattle

Land damaged by flash floods – force majeure

DAERA has issued advice for landowners who may have been affected by floods this week.

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Rain water surges out through a farm gateway as Tyrone farmer Drew Fleming shows UFU leaders Barclay Bell and Ivor Ferguson some of the storm damage on his land. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Councillor calls for weather aid

Farmers in the mid-Tyrone area need immediate access to a weather aid package, such has been the impact of the recent torrential rain in the area, according to Ulster Unionist Councillor Bert Wilson.

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General view of the car park at the River Faughan at Drumahoe, Derry as parts of Northern Ireland tries to recover from severe flash flooding that hit homes and businesses and swept away cars.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes  / Press Eye.

DAERA working to help flood hit farmers

Veterinary, environmental health staff and farming advisors from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs have been out on the ground to help local farmers respond to the flooding in the North West.

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Cars swept into the River Faughan in Drumahoe, Londonderry

Tyrone farmers lose 55,000 chickens in flash floods

Two Co Tyrone farmers were among those counting the cost of Tuesday night’s torrential downpours, after tens of thousands of chickens were killed in flash floods.

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Hilltara Lanthority Echo 2 was crowned the Diageo Baileys Cow Champion at the 2017 Virginia Show. Pictured with the winning cow is Hazel Chu, Head of Corporate & Trade Relations for Diageo Ireland, Robert Murphy, Head of Baileys Operations, breeder Sam McCormick, Bangor, Co. Down, Henry Corbally, Chairman Glanbia Ireland, Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring T.D. and Minister for Arts, Culture and The Gaeltacht Heather Humphries T.D.

Co Down cow is crowned Diageo Baileys Champion

Co. Down breeder Sam McCormick from Bangor has won the Diageo Baileys® Irish Dairy Champion Cow 2017 with his cow Hilltara Lanthority Echo 2.

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Agri-Food Strategy Board holds final meeting

Agri-Food Strategy Board holds final meeting

The Agri-Food Strategy Board (AFSB), which ends its tenure on 31 August, has held its final meeting.

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The Red Kite which has been shot at Ballyward. Picture: Alan Ferguson / RSPB NI

Shooting of Red Kite at Moneyslane ‘utterly heartbreaking’

The PSNI and RSPB have issued an appeal for information after a young Red Kite was shot near Moneyslane, Co Down.

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Family offers reward in bid to recover stolen Massey

Family offers reward in bid to recover stolen Massey

A Co Armagh man has issued a heartfelt appeal for help in tracing a stolen tractor which has huge sentimental value to his family.

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