Father and son convicted for animal movement offences

Two farmers, a father and son combination, have been convicted and fined for animal movement offences in Northern Ireland. Samuel James McCreery and David McCreery, both of Inishmore Road, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh were both convicted at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 1. The farmers were convicted of one charge each of failing to notify the […]


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Forage to snowbound Italy, banking report on young farmers, dairy AMR, stray sheep.

Two brothers from Staffordshire have launched their own humanitarian operation to help farmers in the snow-struck region of Italy where earthquakes caused the avalanche which buried a hotel. Phil and Andrew Jennings are driving hay and silage to Teramo in the Abruzzo region, where it will be distributed to farmers who are desperate to feed […]


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‘Scope to increase the quantity of beans used in animal feedstuffs’

There is scope to use more Irish-grown beans in animal feedstuffs, according to Teagasc’s Dermot Forristal. Speaking at the National Tillage Conference in Kilkenny, the Teagasc Principal Research Officer said the primary market for beans is as a protein and energy source in feed rations for animals. “Beans are a good addition to that market as […]


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PAC, normas sobre emisiones, renta agraria… los factores que afectan al mercado de la maquinaria agrícol

El mercado de la maquinaria agrícola es un sector al que han afectado e influyen, más allá de la crisis económica, otros condicionantes que han frenado y, en la actualidad, ralentizan su evolución como la PAC, el cumplimiento de la norma sobre emisiones o la renta agraria. Así lo detalla el secretario general de Asociación […]


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Farmer and haulier convicted and fined on an animal welfare charge

A farmer and a haulier were recently convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on a charge connected with the transportation of an animal. Farmer, Patrick McParland from Brootally Road, Co. Armagh,was convicted at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on one charge of causing a bovine animal to be transported in a way likely to cause injury or unnecessary suffering […]


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Farming Today This Week: National Parks

The UK’s National Parks serve a vital function, offering all kinds of outdoor recreation for visitors while preserving wild landscapes, but they’re also working economies for farmers and rural businesses. Charlotte Smith visits the Brecon Beacons National Park, meeting farmers and staff, whilst trying some sledging in the freshly fallen snow. Chief Executive of Dartmoor […]


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