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Extended opening hours for cattle registrations

Extended opening hours for cattle registrations

To assist farmers with the registration of calf births during the forthcoming spring calving period, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) plans to extend the opening hours of the cattle registration telephony system to 8.00pm each Wednesday evening from 6 March to 29 May 2019.

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Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies merger gets green light

Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies merger gets green light

Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society Limited and LacPatrick Co-operative Society Limited have jointly welcomed regulatory approval, for the merger of both Societies, received today from the Competition and Markets Authority (UK) and from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (Ireland).

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UK farmers could be left competing against much cheaper imported product

UFU warns of cheap imports

Foreign food imports must be held to the UK’s high standards after Brexit to protect British farmers, the Ulster Farmers’ Union has warned.

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Searching for lost things

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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Police probe poisoning of two birds

Police probe poisoning of two birds

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two birds – a pigeon and a Peregrine Falcon - in the Scraghy area of Castlereagh, have confirmed they were poisoned.

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Picture: Cliff Donaldson

UFU meets Prime Minister in Belfast

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has used a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May to again stress that a ‘no deal’ would have catastrophic consequences for the farming industry in Northern Ireland and urged her to do everything in her power to secure a Brexit deal.

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John and Eileen Hall

UTV Rare Breed’s success continues

The return of Rare Breed - A Farming Year was the most watched programme in Northern Ireland at 8.30pm on Thursday night with an average audience of 162,000 viewers and a 29% share, almost double that of the next most watched programme on BBC1.

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Focus on ‘Farming for future years’

Focus on ‘Farming for future years’

The 60th Annual Conference of the Ulster Grassland Society will be held on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019 at the Dunadry Hotel, Antrim with the Executive Committee having organised an impressive line up of speakers who should appeal to a wide range of members and grassland enthusiasts.

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