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‘Best farmers deal with what’s thrown at them’

We have now entered the final year before the official transition period for Brexit begins and plenty of questions still remain for Northern Ireland’s farmers.

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Phil Hogan

Hogan: Protecting small farmers my top priority in EU budget negotiations

EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan tonight (April 20th) stated that his top priority in the ongoing EU budget negotiation is “protecting the small and medium sized farmer who remains the backbone of Europe’s food production and rural communities.”

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Local farmers cutting sileage at Shannon Airport's 400 acres today to alleviate the fodder crisis. Photograph by Eamon Ward (Further information available from Eugene Hogan Email: eugene.hogan@bridgepr.ie'Tel: Mob +353 (0) 87 2497290 )

Shannon Airport’s silage ‘a godsend’ to hard hit farmers

The harvesting of up to 1,000 silage bales began today at Shannon Airport in a fodder crisis intervention that IFA President Joe Healy described as a “godsend”.

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Lough Neagh Pollan gets thumbs up from European Commission

Lough Neagh Pollan gets thumbs up from European Commission

Lough Neagh Pollan has been given the thumbs up by the European Commission to join the ranks of locally recognised foods, including Comber Spuds, Bramley Apples and Lough Neagh eels.

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Newry farm sells for £1.9m

Newry farm sells for £1.9m

A farm near Newry has been sold for £1.9m.

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Four weeks to deadline

Four weeks to deadline

With only four weeks to the 2018 Single Application closing date of midnight 15 May 2018, DAERA is urging farmers to complete their online Single Application without delay.

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Pictured (L-R) at the event are Ulster Bank's Senior Agriculture Manager, Cormac McKervey; Ulster Bank Head of Northern Ireland, Richard Donnan; RUAS Chief Executive, Alan Crowe and Richard Ramsey, Chief Economist NI, Ulster Bank.

Dairy sector is driving farming recovery

A recovery in the price of milk is helping drive an improvement in the fortunes of Northern Ireland’s farming sector, Ulster Bank outlined today at a key event it is holding in the build up to its sponsorship of the 150th Balmoral Show.

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Michael Hanley, Chief Executive, Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies reports operating profit of £14.9m

Lakeland Dairies has reported strong financial results for the year ended 31st December 2017, with group annual revenues increasing by 33% to £683m, up from £514.6m in 2016. This yielded an operating profit of £14.9m, compared to £6.2m in 2016.

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DAERA does a u-turn on calf registrations

DAERA does a u-turn on calf registrations

In a u-turn DAERA has said it will still accept paper notifications for calf registrations in Northern Ireland.

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‘Brexit could cause disruption to food supply’

‘Brexit could cause disruption to food supply’

Northern Ireland’s future food supply could be at risk of serious disruption because the UK Government is neglecting the issue in Brexit negotiations, according to a new report.

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Chief Veterinary Officer for NI, Mr Robert Huey

Time to give your view on live exports of farm animals

DAERA Chief Veterinary Officer Robert Huey has urged Northern Ireland stakeholders to respond to a UK wide call for evidence on live exports of farm animals.

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A tidy farmyard

Deadline looms for competition

Northern Ireland farmers have until April 16 to have a chance to win a prize of up to £1,000 in NFU Mutual’s Tidy Farmyard Awards.

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MLA William Irwin

Thieves steal up to 30 cattle in South Armagh incident

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has spoken of his concern after police reported the overnight theft of between 25 and 30 cattle in the area of the Crossnenagh Road Keady Co. Armagh.

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Vet Cahir McAuley

Farmers work through a busy winter in series finale of ‘Rare Breed’

UTV’s highly popular ‘Rare Breed - A Farming Year’ ends its current run on Wednesday, 4th April, with our farmers getting ready for the festivities.

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The Ambulance Service was called to the scene on Wednesday afternoon

Co Armagh farmer in his 70s dies while helping cow to calve

A man in his 70s has died following a farming tragedy in Co Armagh.

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A case of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in a wild buzzard

First case of Avian Influenza confirmed in County Antrim

A case of Avian Influenza has been confirmed in a wild bird in Co Antrim.

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Local Fire and Rescue crews dealt with the blaze

Firefighters rescue two cows who fell into a slurry tank

Around 25 firefighters helped rescue, two cows both in calf, who fell into a slurry tank on a farm in Co Armagh at the weekend.

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Stockjudgint at Wadsworths farm, Lisburn 1967 (left to right) Peggy Wright, Rosemary Smith, Dessie Mackay, Gwen Liggitt and Johnny Wright

Memories of Ballymacash YFC

A YFC was formed in Ballymacash in 1965 located west of Lisburn on the Glenavy Road with the Brown, Creighton, Drayne, McKinstry, Wadsworth and Wright families involved.

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Cow and four calves

‘Udderly’ amazing arrivals on Downpatrick farm

A cow on a Downpatrick farm has upset the odds after she gave birth to not one, not two, not three but four calves - who are all very much alive and kicking!

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RHI

Extension to reduced RHI tariff rates unacceptable, says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the extension of the reduced RHI tariff rates for a further 12 months is unfair to farmers who did not create the crisis the RHI scheme became.

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