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Second case of Avian Flu detected in Lurgan Park goose

A second wild greylag goose, found in Lurgan Park, County Armagh, has tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza.

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United Feeds' Sam Watson congratulates William McAllister, from Kells, on winning the Sheep Inter-Breed championship at Ballymena Show

Simmental heifer carries the day at Ballymena Show

There was a tremendous turnout of cattle for Ballymena Show 2018.

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Holstein cow Glasson Supersonic G Gail bred by Simon Haffey, Portadown, qualified at Armagh Show for the Thompsons/NISA Dairy Cow Championship. Included are judge David Boyd, Glaslough; Fiona Patterson, chairman, NISA; and Andrew Douglas, Thompsons. Picture: Julie Hazelton/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia

Judge is impressed at Armagh

The third qualifying round for the 2018 Thompsons/Northern Ireland Shows Association Dairy Cow Championship was held at Armagh Show last Saturday.

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UFU concerned by small increase in OPA in sheep

UFU concerned by small increase in OPA in sheep

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says it’s concerned by reports of a small increase in the number of sheep diagnosed with Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma (OPA) also known as ‘Wheelbarrow disease’.

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LMC CEO Ian Stevenson.

NI industry at the heart of debate

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chairman Gerard McGivern and the organisation’s chief executive, Ian Stevenson, have recently returned from the 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC) in Dallas Texas.

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Avian Influenza confirmed in a wild bird in Co Armagh

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has confirmed that a wild greylag goose, found in Lurgan Park, Co Armagh, has tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza.

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Robert Huey

Bluetongue warning from chief vet

Northern Ireland’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Robert J Huey, pictured, is urging herd and flock keepers to avoid sourcing animals from Continental Europe, especially France, where the area has been affected by Bluetongue.

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Working in partnership to protect the environment: Alo Duffy, Chairman of Lakeland Dairies and David Small of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency celebrate the signing of a Prosperity Agreement between the two organisations. The Agreement aims to improve the environmental and business outcomes through better links and collaboration.'Picture: Michael Cooper

NIEA signs innovative environmental agreement with Lakeland Dairies

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced the signing of a Prosperity Agreement between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Lakeland Dairies (NI) aimed at improving environmental and business outcomes for both organisations.

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Brown trout from fishkill.

NIEA investigating major fish kill in Armagh river

A major fish kill is being investigated on the River Callan in Armagh city.

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John McCann, Willowbrook Foods

Agri food sector in ‘grave peril’ without political stability

John McCann MBE, Managing Director of one of Ireland’s largest salad and vegetable producers Willowbrook Foods, has called out the need for political stability in Northern Ireland, describing the local agri food sector as being ‘in grave peril’ should the current impasse continue.

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Dr Kirstin Lemon

Geopark Project events unveiled

The Geopark Project team at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has announced a further series of public community events for 2018.

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Community ‘broken’ after Fermanagh farming death

Community ‘broken’ after Fermanagh farming death

The community of Lisnaskea in Co Fermanagh is “broken” following the death of a father of four in a farming accident on Monday, a local priest has said.

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Final countdown to BOI Open Farm Weekend

Sponsors of Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend are on the final countdown to the annual event which takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June.

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Prices and export markets still under threat

Given the good weather and the work getting done, it is a fair bet that Brexit and its consequences are the last thing on farmers’ minds. However no amount of good weather will brush away the threat to support prices and export markets.

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Farmers must plan for a ‘rainy day’

Milk price volatility will remain a major challenge for the dairy sector, according to Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) chief executive Dr Sinclair Mayne.

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RUAS to hold new beef cattle and sheep show and sale

The RUAS Premier Show and Sale of Farm Quality Assured Beef and Sheep will take place at the Eikon Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, 27th November 2018.

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WATCH: NI cows swim across lough to graze on fresh grass

Cattle at a National Trust wildlife haven in Northern Ireland have completed their unconventional annual pilgrimage – by swimming 100m across a lough to graze fresh pasture.

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from left, Alastair Kerr, Regional Development Manager, Gormley's, Kenneth Badger, winner, Robbie Wallace, Gormley's Garage, and Diane Burke, Farming Life Advertising manager. INNL22-202.

Kenneth is our lucky winner

Kenneth Badger, from Co Tyrone, is the proud new owner of an Isuzu D-Max courtesy of Farming Life and Isuzu.

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UFU in call for no live export ban

Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president, David Brown, has said that there must be no ban on live animal exports from the UK. The comments follow DEFRA’s call for evidence on controlling live exports for slaughter and improving animal welfare during transport after the UK leaves the EU.

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Press Eye - MW Advocate - RVH Sick Children '18th May 2018''(L-R) Lorraine Davidson, Richard and Ronda Powell with their children William Grace and Harry, Dr Brian Craig and Dr Brian Grant.''Event - Lunch of a new portable echocardiogram machine.

Farmers deliver new echo machine

A new portable echocardiogram machine, which measures a patient’s heart and blood vessels, has been delivered to the Clark Clinic at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children following two record breaking charity auctions at local agricultural markets.

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