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Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

A County Down farmer has been left counting the cost of sheep worrying by dogs after six ewes were attacked on his land.

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The kittens which were dumped at a Co Down roadside

Kittens dumped on roadside on Valentines Day

There was no love on Valentines Day for these kittens which were dumped yesterday (Wednesday) on a Co Down roadside.

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2,996 apply for second tranche of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

2,996 apply for second tranche of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

DAERA has announced that 2,996 applications have been received from farmers and growers to Tranche 2 of Tier 1 of Farm Business Improvement Scheme–Capital (FBIS-C), which closed for applications on Friday 2 February 2018.

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Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first identified in Germany in late 2011 as a cause of malformations in newborn calves and lambs.

AFBI confirms first positive Schmallenberg cases in the West

AFBI has confirmed that it has detected Schmallenberg Virus in eight sheep abortion cases in Counties Fermanagh and Tyrone.

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Some of a number of landslides which occurred in the Sperrins in August 2017.

DAERA to host public meeting for Sperrins hill farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) will host a public meeting on Thursday, 22 February 2018 in Cranagh Hall, Glenelly at 8pm for hill farmers whose land was directly damaged by the landslides in the Sperrins in August 2017.

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29 cattle stolen from Lisburn field

29 cattle stolen from Lisburn field

Police are investigating a report that 29 cattle have been taken from a field in the Lough Road area of Upper Ballinderry, Lisburn, and are appealing for information.

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Brendan Kelly has been elected as British Wool’s Northern Ireland Board Member

Brendan is elected to British Wool Board

Brendan Kelly, who farms in Randalstown, Co Antrim, has been elected as British Wool’s Northern Ireland regional board member for a three year term, beginning on 1 April.

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Robin Irvine

Robin is new Hereford chairman

Robin Irvine, of Graceland Herefords, Co. Armagh has been elected as Chairman of the Hereford Society Council for the ensuing three years 2018-20.

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Roberta Sloss and children Naomi, Jonathan, Rebekah, Sarah and David with the cheque for Tearfund

Family pleased as some good comes from farmer’s death

The widow of a Co Tyrone farmer who died in a tragic slurry accident is hoping a charity event held in his memory will make a difference to people living in extreme poverty in Africa.

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Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is capable of causing the birth of malformed calves and lambs.

Multiple cases of Schmallenberg reported in NI

Multiple cases of Schmallenberg have now been reported in Northern Ireland, it has been claimed.

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Foot and Mouth plans tested in ‘Exercise Blackthorn’

Government departments in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England are today (Thursday) testing foot and mouth disease contingency plans in Exercise Blackthorn.

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Wild birds

UFU urges vigilance following Avian influenza reports in County Tipperary

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is urging poultry farmers to be vigilant in light of the detection of Avian Influenza (AI) in a wild bird found in County Tipperary.

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Irwin meets with department officials on a range of issues

Irwin meets with department officials on a range of issues

DUP Newry & Armagh Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has met with Department officials in Dundonald House this week to raise a number of issues affecting farmers across the province.

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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 1st November 2017

UUP leader Robin Swann and members of his party speak to the media at Parliament Buildings, Stormont,  in east Belfast after local parties failed to reach an agreement to get the Northern Ireland Assembly up-and-running. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

UUP to oppose plan to charge for TB testing

The Ulster Unionist Party has announced it will ‘strongly and vehemently’ oppose any efforts by DAERA to begin charging farmers for their first TB test each year.

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Portstewart man is new RUAS chief

Portstewart man is new RUAS chief

Portstewart man Alan Crowe is to be the new Chief Executive of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society.

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Supt Brian Kee

PSNI reports 11% fall in rural crime

The PSNI’s latest agricultural and rural crime statistics show a 11% fall in the number of crimes recorded in rural communities.

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Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Perpetua McNamee

Green light for pork exports to Australia

Northern Ireland’s pork industry has received a massive boost with news that exports to Australia are due to begin imminently.

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Bird flu has been identified in wild birds

Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens has confirmed today.

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DAERA has announced a survey of badger setts in two areas of Northern Ireland

Work to begin soon on badger sett survey

A survey of badger setts is to be carried out in two areas hardest hit by Bovine TB, it has been announced.

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New BVD restrictions will begin next month

New measures announced to reduce spread of BVD

New measures due to begin next month will prevent BVD positive animals from being sold in local marts or to other farmers.

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