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2017 Golden Fleece Competition Champion Sam McConnell

Mourne Blackface is 2017 Champion Golden Fleece

A Mourne Blackface fleece is the winner of the 2017 British Wool National Golden Fleece competition. Entered by Sam McConnell from Newry, the fleece has...
Avian Flu - new text alert service

New text alert service for Avian Flu threat

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a new text alert service to inform bird keepers of any disease outbreaks. The...
Farming Futures 21 October 2017

Fitzpatrick to hold ‘Farming Future’ Community event in Mayobridge

Mayobridge will host a community 'Farming Futures' event next Saturday (21st October 1.30 - 5pm) in Mayobridge Community Centre organised by Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick. The event will...
SQP Course at CAFRE

Train to become an SQP – Suitably Qualified Person

An SQP is an animal medicine adviser, known by the legally defined term as a “Suitably Qualified Person”. An SQP must pass a set...
take extra care when mixing slurry

Farmers – take care when mixing slurry

With the closed period for slurry spreading due to commence at midnight on 15 October the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI)...
Stop & Think to protect your farm family

Stop & Think to protect your farm family

With six lives lost within the Northern Ireland farming community so far this year and a further 100 accidents per month on farms, CAFRE...

The Farm Safety Partnership launches its new Action Plan 2017/20

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

DAERA announces payment rates for small dairy farmer scheme

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have announced details of payments for small dairy farmers in Northern Ireland, under the EU...

Beekeepers urged to be on lookout for Asian hornets

Beekeepers, gardeners and the general public are being asked by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to be on the lookout...

Local firm ships Oysters to Hong Kong

Four Northern Ireland food and drink companies have been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to win new business in international markets, estimated to be...

Land damaged by flash floods – force majeure – August 2017

The eligibility of your land for schemes such as the Basic Payment Scheme may have been affected by the floods on Tuesday 22 August....

Grassland management in challenging weather

Data from the Met Office indicates 63% of the average August rainfall fell within a nine hour period on one night this month. With...

DAERA and PSNI urge livestock transporters to be aware of bogus...

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the PSNI today warned drivers transporting livestock to be vigilant and be certain of identification of...

Woodland Creation Site Visit in Ring of Gullion

The Ring of Gullion and IndiWoods Ltd are inviting landowners and farmers to a site visit at the Slieve Gullion Pods in Mullaghbane to...

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