Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. Linden Foods wins top award with unique M&S meal A unique Pork Saltimbocca developed by Linden Foods in Northern Ireland for Marks and Spencer has been hailed as a taste winner. The pork dish, the most recent in a series of innovative products for M&S, picked up the top award for Best Product in the prestigious Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160415/linden_foods_wins_top_award_with_unique_mamps_meal.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Suckler Beef Farmer Co-researchers wanted! AgriSearch is seeking farmers interested in becoming involved as co-researchers in partnership with AFBI on a project co-funded by the DARD Research Challenge Fund. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300315/suckler_beef_farmer_co_researchers_wanted.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Toni McEwan New Dow AgroSciences MD Toni McEwan New Dow AgroSciences MD Toni McEwan has been appointed Managing Director of Dow AgroSciences in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090315/toni_mcewan_new_dow_agrosciences_md.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT How best to feed high yielders A gradual increase in concentrate feeding over the first 21 days of lactation is recommended in the latest AgriSearch booklet. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060315/how_best_to_feed_high_yielders.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trial investigates body condition at drying off Cows dried off below the target condition score for calving of 2.5 to 3.0 often cannot regain enough condition over the eight weeks they are dry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020315/trial_investigates_body_condition_at_drying_off.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Less time and less noise in new parlour Despite weak prices and a lack of the government support available in some other parts of the UK, such as Scotland, farmers in Northern Ireland continue to invest in the dairy sector reports Rodney Magowan. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160215/less_time_and_less_noise_in_new_parlour.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Thurs, Feb 19, live DairyCo webinair Thurs, Feb 19, live DairyCo webinair in association with AgriSearch from 7pm to 8pm GMT featuring former AFBI scientist Dr Ryan Law. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060215/thurs_feb__live_dairyco_webinair.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ballynahinch farmer Blue President Ballynahinch, Co Down farmer Johnny Young has become the first ever Honorary President of the Northern Ireland Blue Cattle Club reports Rodney Magowan. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290115/ballynahinch_farmer_blue_president.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmers rally round to hear research results Hearing and then discussing farm based research results proved a major attraction for progressive farmers when AgriSearch promoted province wide events for milk producers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200115/farmers_rally_round_to_hear_research_results.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Plan to loose less lambs Neonatal mortality continues to run at an average of 15% of lambs scanned so in a 100 ewe flock can be costing you £2,000! Independent sheep vet, Harriet Fuller and Volac young animal specialist, Dr Jessica Cooke advise how neonatal losses can be cut to nearer 5%. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050115/plan_to_loose_less_lambs.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Free Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Winter Fair Tickets Buy a 5 litre pack of Zanil Fluke Drench and enjoy free entry to the RUAS Winter Fair in Belfast on Thursday, Dec, 11. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/241114/free_royal_ulster_agricultural_society_winter_fair_tickets.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Meet your scientists Research scientists tasked with seeking solutions to problems facing dairy farmers will be on the AgriSearch stand during the Royal Ulster Winter Fair in Belfast on Thurs, Dec 11. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/201114/meet_your_scientists.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT William Minchin New MSD Animal Health Marketing Manager William Minchin has joined MSD Animal Health as marketing manager for ruminant medicines in Northern Ireland and the RoI where MSD is the largest supplier of animal medicines. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/101114/william_minchin_new_msd_animal_health_marketing_manager.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT New appointment at NI R and D Council, AgriSearch John Henning has become a trustee of AgriSearch, the NI Agricultural Research and Development Council, for a three year term. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/051114/new_appointment_at_ni_r_and_d_council_agrisearch.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Meal, Milk and Money walks! As housing looms three farm walks to examine the most profitable concentrate feeding regimes for dairy herds have been organised by AFBI, CAFRE and AgriSearch for Tues, Wed and Thurs Oct 21, 22 and 23. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/201014/meal_milk_and_money_walks.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Robin Anderson joins CIP Robin Anderson has joined CIP Insurance Brokers Ltd after gaining over thirty years experience with a large insurance company calling with farmers, contractors and other rural businesses. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/201014/robin_anderson_joins_cip.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dairy Farm walks next week Want to discuss with leading milk producers and agri scientists how best to feed your dairy herd for profit this coming winter? http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/141014/dairy_farm_walks_next_week.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Freelance farm photographer Cliff Donaldson from Northern Ireland is a world beater – again! For the second time in three years this Loughbrickland, Co Down farmer’s son, now based in Lisburn, has won the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists world wide competition for photo excellence sponsored by dairy equipment engineers DeLaval. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/101014/freelance_farm_photographer_cliff_donaldson_from_northern_ireland_is_a_world_beater__again.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Coming events - dairy farm walks in Ulster Tues, Oct 21, AgriSearch dairy farm walk 'Milking Research Results' at 10.30am prompt, hosted by the Steele family, 32, Rowreagh Rd, Kircubbin, Co Down, BT23 1AS. For details tel; (028) 8778 9770 or browse www.agrisearch.org http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300914/coming_events___dairy_farm_walks_in_ulster.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vets fine tune Sperrins Sheep! Dungiven farmer Ian Buchanan hosted a Parklands Veterinary Group ‘Optimising Ovine Performance’ sheep health event in association with MSD Animal Health and Novartis Animal Health. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300914/vets_fine_tune_sperrins_sheep.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT MSD backs the beef bonus breed Herefords, the eye catching beef bonus breed, are holding a major commercial cattle sale on Tuesday, Oct 7 in Dungannon Farmers’ Mart. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250914/msd_backs_the_beef_bonus_breed.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Herd health with a single injection to prevent BVD and IBR “Having a herd health plan in place that is regularly updated gives us peace of mind, saves time and money,” reports Co Down milk producer Andrew Young. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180914/herd_health_with_a_single_injection_to_prevent_bvd_and_ibr.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Trustees sought for Board of AgriSearch AgriSearch (Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) seeks applicants for two vacancies on its Board for an Independent Trustee and an Independent Farmer Trustees. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170914/trustees_sought_for_board_of_agrisearch.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ballymena farmer's prize win draws attention to NSA work in Northern Ireland The National Sheep Association’s 2014 membership recruitment prize giveaway has had its first Northern Irish winner. Thomas Gibson, a mixed livestock farmer from Broughshane, Ballymena, is now the proud owner of an Advantage Feeders' 3in1 feeder. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/080914/ballymena_farmers_prize_win_draws_attention_to_nsa_work_in_northern_ireland.aspx National Sheep Association Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT New greening calculator assesses cropping and EFA requirements for 2015 Berrys has developed a ‘greening calculator’ to help clients stay on the right side of the new CAP regime. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/080914/new_greening_calculator_assesses_cropping_and_efa_requirements_for_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dutch solve liquid feeding problem The problem of ensuring every cow always receives the correct amount of liquid feed additive on top of their concentrates has been solved by Dutch manufacturer Hanskamp. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040914/dutch_solve_liquid_feeding_problem.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT AgriSearch comment on DARD/AFBI expenditure on agri-food research and innovation In the climate of cutbacks across most areas of government expenditure in Northern Ireland, the trustees of AgriSearch (Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) are seriously concerned that spending by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on research and innovation will be reduced at a time when the agri-food sector is being urged to increase output for the good of the overall economy of NI. The concerns of the trustees have been expressed in writing to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). The competitiveness of the local agri-food sector is at risk if investment in research is scaled down, while governments in other regions are increasing their investment in research. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020914/agrisearch_comment_on_dardafbi_expenditure_on_agri_food_research_and_innovation.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dairy cow diet at grass trials completed - free results booklet published AgriSearch has published a farmer friendly booklet revealing the results of four research trials to improve concentrate feeding and grazing strategies for dairy cows. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290814/dairy_cow_diet_at_grass_trials_completed___free_results_booklet_published.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Coming Events Wed, Aug 13 AgriSearch farm walk 'Improving lowland sheep performance' hosted by Crosby Cleland, 21, Greens Rd, Saintfield BT24 7EE. sessions will be run (afternoon and evening). Tours leave farmyard at 2pm & 6.30pm sharp. Open to all in the sheep sector, tel (028) 8778 9770 for details. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040814/coming_events.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Moy Park Grower Expansion Programme Success Moy Park’s grower expansion programme in Northern Ireland, which was launched at the end of last year, has seen phenomenal interest from farmers with over 250 new poultry houses planned for completion by the end of 2015. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010814/moy_park_grower_expansion_programme_success.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sheep farm walks on how to improve performance Two AgriSearch sheep farm walks to be held on Wed and Thurs Aug 13th and 14th are organized jointly by AFBI and CAFRE. Two sessions will be run (afternoon and evening), with tours leaving the farmyards at 2pm and 6.30pm sharp. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300714/sheep_farm_walks_on_how_to_improve_performance_.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Two upcoming farm walks in Co Down Two free farm walks which are taking place on horticultural holdings in Co. Down. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300714/two_upcoming_farm_walks_in_co_down_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Agrisearch and AHWNI to co-operate in Levy Collection With effect from 1st August 2014 the levy collected on behalf of AgriSearch (The Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) per head of cattle slaughtered in Northern Ireland will increase to 40 pence per head. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280714/agrisearch_and_ahwni_to_co_operate_in_levy_collection.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Reduce lameness and save £6 per sheep “Farmers can save themselves over £6 a ewe by refusing to accept that having 10% or more of their flock lame is normal.” http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280714/reduce_lameness_and_save__per_sheep.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Record sales for Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm Dale Farm, Northern Ireland’s largest dairy processor, has reported increased profits and record sales including exports to markets such as China and Russia. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230714/record_sales_for_northern_irelands_dale_farm.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT New Sperrin Artisan Food Group Established A newly established artisan food group, the Sperrin Dairy Group, has launched their website and is encouraging more producers to become involved. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070714/new_sperrin_artisan_food_group_established.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Keep your foot on the gas say scientists! Puzzled as to how red tape and targets for cutting green house gas emissions from rural enterprises will impact on your farm business? http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040714/keep_your_foot_on_the_gas_say_scientists.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Agrisearch spend yields dividends Results from green house gas investigations part funded by farmers through AgriSearch, the NI Agricultural Research and Development Council, have made this an excellent investment of very limited resources. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030714/agrisearch_spend_yields_dividends.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fertility, heath and feed efficiency top research priorities say milk producers Asked ‘What research do you want done’ fertility, closely followed by animal health and feed efficiency, was the top topic when Ulster farmers were asked their priorities as regards further research... http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180614/fertility_heath_and_feed_efficiency_top_research_priorities_say_milk_producers.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Armagh bramleys at Comber Earlies event UFU policy officer for horticulture Patricia Erwin and MEP Jim Nicholson, centre, with Armagh Bramley Apple producers Kevin McCann, left, and Hamilton Loney at the annual Comber Earlies event in the Co Down town. Hamilton, chairman of the NI Fruit Growers Association, stressed that producers of Armagh Bramley Apples are using their EU PGI status to expand markets for these unique products. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110614/armagh_bramleys_at_comber_earlies_event.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT First British milk producer to use NL IT reflects Seizing the opportunity to replace outdated, noisy in parlour feeders with the latest Dutch dairy technology has saved Andrew Murray time and money. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060614/first_british_milk_producer_to_use_nl_it_reflects.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Science behind Aughafatten Farm Success A ‘back to basics’ themed AgriSearch farm walk drew over 70 farmers to the Aughafatten farm of Tom Moorhead and family, who run 130 suckler cows and 220 ewes. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040614/science_behind_aughafatten_farm_success.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Research and Knowledge Transfer - What do dairy farmers want? AgriSearch would like to thank all those dairy farmers who recently responded when asked “What do you want?” as regards scientific research to address current problems and knowledge gaps facing the Northern Ireland dairy industry. As well as seeking farmer opinions, an earlier phase of this project had consulted with representatives across the dairy industry. The research team felt it vitally important to make use of the knowledge and expertise of producers, providing them the opportunity to voice their opinions regarding future research to address the main challenges facing the industry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300514/research_and_knowledge_transfer___what_do_dairy_farmers_want.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Strawberries an expanding business in Ulster A Northern Ireland Soft Fruit Growers Association has been formed to support local producers expanding output to meet the rising demand for local produce. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280514/strawberries_an_expanding_business_in_ulster.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Calving heifers demand the right start For Bushmills, Co Antrim milk producers Andrew McAuley and son James getting young stock the right start is vital. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260514/calving_heifers_demand_the_right_start.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Mon, 26 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Keenan Launch inTouch Service for N. Ireland Richard Keenan & Co. Ltd recently launched their inTouch* system for Northern Ireland at a function in Hillsborough. InTouch is the new easy way for livestock farmers to get more from their feeds through precision nutrition and precision feeding. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230514/keenan_launch_intouch_service_for_n_ireland.aspx De Paor Consultancy Fri, 23 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Reliable additive pleases reliable contractors ‘NO barrels, no bags and no bad silage’ are just some of the reasons why Greyabbey farmers and silage contractors J A Angus & Partners always use the same additive, Ecosyl 100 from Volac. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230514/reliable_additive_pleases_reliable_contractors.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 23 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sunny Balmoral Show John and Lorraine Rafferty, Poyntzpass, with daughters Grace,4 and Molly, 11 with Noel McGrath, centre, Forage Specialist, Volac at a sunny Balmoral Show where the role of proven additives such as Ecosyl was topical. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230514/sunny_balmoral_show.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Fri, 23 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT And Grand Dad came too Volac Global Forage Products Manager, Derek Nelson, right and Thompson's customer service assistant Caroline Wilson, left with Debbie Owens, William Owens, aged 4 and his grandfather Hugh Park from Crumlin, Co Antrim. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220514/and_grand_dad_came_too.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Castlerock farmer takes Dutch lessons Jochem Tolkamp,left, Hanskamp AgroTech met with James Pollock from Castlerock, Co Londonderry during Balmoral Show to discuss the PipeFeeder system developed in the Netherlands. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210514/castlerock_farmer_takes_dutch_lessons.aspx Rodney Magowan Press & PR Agency Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT