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ABP research farm shows that improving genetics reduces carbon emissions

ABP research farm shows that improving genetics reduces carbon emissions

By Olivia Cooper Improving genetics is the key to reducing farmers’ carbon footprints and maximising efficiencies, a beef research farm...

Opinion: ‘The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow’ for COP26

Opinion: ‘The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow’ for COP26

By Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots. In January 2020, 'The New Decade, New Approach'...

Aileen Barron: Changes coming that will impact your website performance

Aileen Barron: Changes coming that will impact your website performance

By Aileen Barron, Green Acre Marketing A website is a fundamental requirement for any business and with Google’s recent move...

What is the cost of silage on conacre?

What is the cost of silage on conacre?

Alan Hopps, senior dairying adviser at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Figures show that the average...

Farm attack vandals squirted purple spray into goat’s orifices

Farm attack vandals squirted purple spray into goat’s orifices

Thugs attacked several sheep and goats belonging to a Hampshire farm yesterday afternoon (November 18). The incident has come as...

Flock of pedigree lambs attacked in Angus

Flock of pedigree lambs attacked in Angus

An Angus farmer has suffered a significant loss to his flock of pedigree Beltex ewe lambs following a devastating dog...

‘Keyboard warriors…it’s time to cut us farmers some slack’

‘Keyboard warriors…it’s time to cut us farmers some slack’

By George Minish, guest columnist Now, I am not an educated man by any means. I only went to school...

‘No intent to deceive’ in tractor restoration mix-up

‘No intent to deceive’ in tractor restoration mix-up

A recent court sitting in Co. Limerick heard how there was “no intent to deceive” in an unusual case relating to...

Angus challenge begins as kids meet calves at Balmoral

Angus challenge begins as kids meet calves at Balmoral

By Rachel Hessin Most visitors to Balmoral Show settle for a hat or a few pens as a memento –...

Farm trespasser convicted of attempting to steal diesel

Farm trespasser convicted of attempting to steal diesel

Credit Michael Kenwood A 26-year-old Holywood man who claimed he had wandered onto the grounds of a Newtownards farm by...

Co. Down farmer found guilty of stealing neighbour’s cattle

Co. Down farmer found guilty of stealing neighbour’s cattle

By Michael Kenwood A north Down farmer found guilty of stealing five pedigree heifers from a neighbouring farm and fitting...

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster tug in a crowd at Balmoral

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster tug in a crowd at Balmoral

By Rachel Hessin Young Farmers’ Club of Ulster (YFCU) drew in the masses as they competed among themselves for the...

Princess ‘down to earth’ with farmers at Balmoral

Princess ‘down to earth’ with farmers at Balmoral

By Rachel Hessin Princess Anne gave a “great boost” to Northern Ireland’s biggest agricultural show when she visited on day...

‘Ewe’ must be joking: Driving ban for farmer caught on mobile phone

‘Ewe’ must be joking: Driving ban for farmer caught on mobile phone

A farmer taking a sick sheep to the vet was spotted talking on a mobile phone whilst driving, Ballymena Magistrates...

Farmer fined for ‘intimidating’ drivers with flashing beacon in car

Farmer fined for ‘intimidating’ drivers with flashing beacon in car

A farmer who had a flashing beacon on the dashboard of his car as he drove in an “intimidating” way...

Farmer who took on ‘hunt saboteurs’ acquitted in court

Farmer who took on ‘hunt saboteurs’ acquitted in court

A Newtownards farmer, accused of “wildly attacking” a group of fox hunting protestors on his land, has been acquitted of...

Trailer involved in death of young Offaly man had a ‘design fault’

Trailer involved in death of young Offaly man had a ‘design fault’

By Gearoid Keegan A young Co. Offaly man was killed in an accident involving a tractor-drawn trailer which had a design...

Pics: Dark ‘Kat’ spotted on the prowl in the south-east

Pics: Dark ‘Kat’ spotted on the prowl in the south-east

Waterford-based agricultural contractor Patsy Nugent has taken delivery of a new flagship 2500-gallon SlurryKat tanker, complete with a 9m dribble...