Conor Finnerty

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Conor Finnerty

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Conor Finnerty is a recent graduate from the University of Limerick holding an Honours degree in Journalism and New Media. An east Galway native he grew up on a typical Irish family farm with a mixture of suckler cows and sheep. Having now moved to the capital his farming responsibilities are held for the weekend while his father and brother take care of business during the week.

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Reports of farm accident ‘inaccurate’

Reports of farm accident ‘inaccurate’

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has confirmed that media reports referencing an accident involving a slurry tank are “inaccurate”....

‘Keep our farmers farming and we will deliver safe food’

‘Keep our farmers farming and we will deliver safe food’

As we head into 2018, the president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), Barclay Bell, remains positive – despite all of...

Legal proceedings commenced against major machinery auctioneer

Legal proceedings commenced against major machinery auctioneer

Bord na Mona has confirmed that it has issued legal proceedings against Paul Cooke Auctions in relation to outstanding payments....

Senior leadership appointment confirmed at Moy Park

Senior leadership appointment confirmed at Moy Park

Moy Park, one of Europe’s leading poultry producers, has confirmed the senior leadership appointment of Kirsty Wilkins to the role of...

Credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK questioned

Credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK questioned

The credibility of proposals to ban the live export of livestock from the UK, post-Brexit, has been questioned by the...

Minister Ross commended for rolling back on tractor testing measures

Minister Ross commended for rolling back on tractor testing measures

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has been commended for rolling back on tractor testing measures after...

Chicken enriched with Omega-3 ‘likely to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, dementia and depression’

Chicken enriched with Omega-3 ‘likely to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, dementia and depression’

The regular consumption of naturally enriched omega-3 chicken and eggs is likely to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, dementia...

NI milk production levels and prices continue to rise in 2017

NI milk production levels and prices continue to rise in 2017

Both milk prices and milk production levels across dairy farms in Northern Ireland have continued on their upward trend in...

‘Fast’ tractor testing up for discussion at stakeholder meeting

‘Fast’ tractor testing up for discussion at stakeholder meeting

Stakeholders are set to meet later today to discuss issues surrounding the road-worthiness testing of tractors with a maximum design...

Haulage: ‘Fast’ tractors travelling more than 25km from base liable for testing

Haulage: ‘Fast’ tractors travelling more than 25km from base liable for testing

It is feared that a 25km distance-from-base limit has now been enshrined in legislation, as a criterion for road-worthiness testing...

Advance CAP payments to NI farmers increased to 70%

Advance CAP payments to NI farmers increased to 70%

The rate of advance Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to Northern Irish farmers has been increased to 70% of the...

Appeal for information following theft of 10 cattle and electric fence

Appeal for information following theft of 10 cattle and electric fence

An appeal for information following the theft of 10 cattle and an electric fence in mid-September has been made by...

33 firefighters endeavour to rescue cattle which fell into a slurry tank

33 firefighters endeavour to rescue cattle which fell into a slurry tank

33 firefighters were called in to rescue a number of cattle which fell into a slurry tank in Northern Ireland...

Apprentice agri mechanic numbers report slight increase in 2017

Apprentice agri mechanic numbers report slight increase in 2017

The number of people enrolled as apprentice agricultural mechanics in 2017 reported a slight increase on the previous year, the...

Video: ‘Elevating’ the 2017 silage season to a whole new level

Video: ‘Elevating’ the 2017 silage season to a whole new level

In the face of adverse weather conditions, a farmer, an agricultural contractor and a local haulier teamed up to finish...

North’s incentivisation scheme for the removal of BVD-infected calves to close

North’s incentivisation scheme for the removal of BVD-infected calves to close

The incentivisation scheme in Northern Ireland – aimed at the removal of animals persistently infected by BVD – is soon...

Milk production on NI farms in July jumps by 5.5%

Milk production on NI farms in July jumps by 5.5%

Milk production on dairy farms in Northern Ireland witnessed a jump of 5.5% in July of this year, compared to...

Woman killed in a farm accident involving a cow

Woman killed in a farm accident involving a cow

A woman in Northern Ireland has been killed in an accident involving a cow, the Health and Safety Executive of...