The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

A Unionist newspaper published daily in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Articles cover current events, politics, and sports from around Northern Ireland and the UK.

Articles from October 12, 2002

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AEP Newry Takes Excellence Award
Byline: DAVID McCOY ABP Newry is the inaugural winner of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Supply Chain Excellence Award. And Fivemiletown Creamery and Ballymoney Foods were both highly commended. Brid Rodgers, Minister for Agriculture...
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Another Champion for Robin
ROBIN McAdoo secured another championship title at the show and sale of pedigree Suffolks at Omagh Livestock Mart, with a ram lamb by Pennan Performer out of a ewe by Knockadoo Topgun. First in the ram lamb class went to N Bell with a lamb by...
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A Pen-Pocket with Your Cassock, Rev?
Byline: Alison Rooke Alison Rooke, wife of the Rev Patrick Rooke, rector of Agherton Parish Church, Portstewart, muses on the finer points of a cleric's attire HANDS up who can tell me what a chimere is? Or a cotta? Or a cope? I've just...
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Association Is on the Hunt for the Best Motor Teacher
THE Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) and charity UK Youth want people who work with youngsters to nominate a special person for its Outstanding Achievement Award. The award, for people involved in motor education, will be presented at MCI's...
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ATHLETICS: Holder in Entry List for 10K Road Race
Byline: DAVID McKIBBIN PAUL Rowan, David Brady and Alan McCullough head the entry list for the Armagh 10 miles road race at Navan Fort tomorrow. The race, sponsored by Armagh City and District Council and organised by Armagh Athletics Club,...
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Barrymore to Learn to Swim Says Agent; TV Celebrity's Aide of 18 Years Claims He Has Never Seen Star in Pool
DISGRACED TV celebrity Michael Barrymore is to take up swimming lessons after he returns from his break in Mauritius, his new agent confirmed yesterday. The former Strike It Lucky host is at the centre of a police investigation into claims that...
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Berry Times
AUTUMN cooking means fruits of all kinds, the mellowness of the season. This week you can try two fruity recipes to get you in the mood. APPLE AND BLUEBERRY PIE With hints of our American cousins in this recipe, you can celebrate the new...
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Better by Design?
Car designers of the future may be judged less on the looks and performance of their creations and more on whether their design is 'inclusive'. You won't see many examples at this year's Birmingham motor show but it's an issue few majors carmakers...
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Birmingham Motor Show Preview: Can Fiat's Wagon Put Stilo on a Roll?
FIAT has unveiled the car it hopes will help revive its flagging fortunes and Lord knows it needs something to. It's the Stilo estate which will be unveiled in Birmingham at the end of the month. Fiat calls it the Stilo Multi-Purpose Wagon, or...
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BOXING: Ring Invasion Was Wrong Says Smith
Byline: MARK STANIFORTH DARKIE Smith has begged forgiveness for his ring invasion last month which could lead to his licence being withdrawn. British Boxing Board of Control stewards meet on November 5 to discuss what action to take against...
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Brave Philip on a Mission to Make Drivers Wise Up; Split Second Changed Young Man's Life Forever
Byline: NICOLA MATHERS THE tragic consequences of dangerous driving are a daily reality for one brave Co Tyrone man. Philip Donaghy, from Lissan near Cookstown, was just 22-year-old when a car crash robbed him of his mobility and his dreams....
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BRUSSELS NOTEBOOK: Enlargement Bares Down on CAP Reform
Byline: RICHARD WRIGHT SOFTLY spoken and ultra conservative in appearance, David Roberts who spoke at a Department of Agriculture CAP conference in Cookstown looked very inch a bureaucrat. And as an adviser to farm commissioner Franz Fischler...
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Byrne in Talks over Food Supply Safety
Byline: DAVID McCOY THE Irish Department of Agriculture and Food's Consumer Liaison Panel had a wide-ranging exchange of views at a special meeting in Dublin with Mr David Byrne, the European Commissioner with the responsibility for Health and...
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Calf Pneumonia Solution
THERE is a 25 per cent chance that bought-in suckler calves will take pneumonia - a farmer would not buy a dairy cow if she had a known 25 per cent risk of taking mastitis. This was the thought-provoking comment from well-known veterinary surgeon,...
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Cash Is Still the King with Most Consumers
CASH remains the UK's favourite way of paying for things, with 94 per cent of people using pounds and pence during the past year, research revealed yesterday. And predictions that Britain could become a cashless society appear unfounded, with...
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Cash Plan Finalised!; Rodgers Announces Subsidy Payment Timetable for 2002
THE Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's timetable for payments of 2002 farm subsidy claims has been issued. Brid Rodgers, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that it was important that farmers knew when they might...
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Castlewellan Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association Show and Sale
ALAN Frame, from Moneymore, judged the 60 rams and 750 females on offer ar the Castlewellan Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association show and sale at Hilltown. He awarded the overall championship to the winner of the shearling ram lamb class, an...
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Challenges Facing Farming
MUCH has been said and written about the challenge faced by dairy farmers this winter. The legacy of a difficult summer is that many cows are coming into the house in less than ideal condition and will be faced with poor quality silage as the...
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Choice for Students . .
NATIONAL Certificate students are given a choice to select enterprises most closely related to their home farm or future employment needs. The NCA course is specifically-designed for young people entering the farming industry. It is residential...
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Cornerstone: Campaign to Raise Awareness of AIDS
Byline: Billy Kennedy The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has launched an awareness campaign about the effects of the Aids disease among people in countries where it has a mission outreach. "Aids matters when your family is dying one by one,"...
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Diesel Do Should You Be Looking for a Stylish Estate
Byline: STEVE HUGHES THE remarkable revival of Mazda will continue with the arrival of a powerful four wheel drive version of the Mazda6 estate model next month. To be known as the Mazda6 Sport AWD, it follows this month's addition of the estate...
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Does My Bum Look Big in This?
Byline: Malcolm Robertsh The jury's still out on the radical styling of the new Renault Megane as far as MALCOLM ROBERTSHAW is concerned but, even so, there's plenty to admire about this bold new hatchback from a revived French marque IN THE...
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Don't Let the Winter Gloom Spell Doom
It hadn't gone away you know, but winter is fast approaching and Steve Hughes has some advice to help you prepare for the onset of autumn and changing conditions on the roads... DRIVERS are being warned to prepare for the most dangerous time of...
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Equestrian World: Around the Events
CAVAN International Horse Show takes place from November 6- 10 and entries closed yesterday Friday. Marinoss Voss is the international course builder with Alan Wade as senior national with Killian Clarke. The show has a superb programme from...
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Equestrian World: Equestrian Briefing
Byline: RUTH LONEY THE Show Jumping Association of Ireland has arranged a high level training course with Dutch trainer, Henk Nooren. This will take place in Cavan Equestrian Centre on October 21-22. An SJAI spokesman said: "The course is...
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Equestrian World: Golden Cliff Filly Wins Mossvale
GILLIAN Creighton s chestnut mare - Moby Golden Cliff was winner of the opening round of the loose jumping qualifiers staged by the Half Bred Horse Breeders on Tuesday at Mossvale, Dromara. The attractrive and scopey mare was bought by Gillian...
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Equestrian World: Mounthill Fair
MOUNTHILL'S annual fair last Saturday was a rare occasion as the day passed without any rain and, while there was very little sunshine, a record crowd turned up to enjoy the numerous activities. Exhibitors came from as far away as Dundalk in the...
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Equestrian World: Portmore Opens for Business
A NEW multi-purpose centre opened its doors to the general public for the first time last weekend with an exciting and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Portmore Agri-Marketing and Equestrian Centre hosted key figures from the equestrian and...
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European Challenge for Local Farmers!
A MAJOR challenge for farmers located in peripheral regions of the European Union, such as Northern Ireland, "will be to ensure their voice is heard and their legitimate concerns adequately considered during this major policy debate,'' Minister...
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Experienced Child Social Workers 'Quit'
HUGE problems keeping experienced social workers and resource shortages are having a dangerous impact on child protection in Northern Ireland, an inquiry revealed yesterday. The findings were disclosed by the Assembly's Health Committee half-way...
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Farming Will Be Deeply Damaged - Rodgers
Byline: DAN McGINN GOVERNMENT plans to suspend the Assembly and Executive will be ''deeply damaging'' to the farming industry, Agriculture Minister Brid Rodgers said yesterday. As the minister faced having to hand over responsibility for farming,...
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Feeding Your Cows to Maximise Profits
Byline: NORBURY ROYLE, Ruminant Products Manager, United Feeds FOLLOWING on from a very wet summer, where many difficult management decisions had to be made, this winter will also see dairy farmers faced by a number of difficult challenges. ...
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First Major Sale of Genotyped Ewes
THE first major production sale of all genotyped ewes is to take place this month. Northern Ireland producers will have the opportunity to purchase Stockton Suffolks with 85 ewes and some of the best bloodlines in the country catalogued. The...
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Football: Alexander Excited by Taylor Arrival
HULL striker Gary Alexander believes Peter Taylor's appointment as manager can only improve the club's fortunes after a miserable start to the season. Jan Molby was sacked yesterday evening after registering just two victories in 17 games since...
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Football: Big Mac Shows No Mercy
Byline: GORDON HANNA ROY McCREADIE was gunning for Coleraine last night knowing he could get counterpart Marty Quinn the sack. Omagh must beat the Bannsiders today to stay top of the Premier Division, so Big Mac is in a ruthless mood. He...
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Football: Candlish the Key at Inver
Byline: Nicky Fullerton LEADERS Larne will be looking to veteran striker Neil Candlish to be the difference at Inver Park as they face second placed Dungannon Swifts at Inver Park. The former Portadown, Ballymena and Glentoran forward has been...
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Football: Carrick Pair Suspended
CARRICK RANGERS pair Michael Moore and Paul Bradley have been hit with one match suspensions by IFA disciplinary chiefs. At the season's first sitting, Newry Town striker Brian Russell and Lisburn Distillery's John Martin were also banned for...
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Football: Delight for Scots; Iceland 0 Scotland 2
SCOTLAND Under-21 manager Rainer Bonhoff declared he was delighted with his side's 2-0 win in Iceland. The result gave the young Scots the best possible start to their European Championship qualification campaign, with the goals coming from Sunderland...
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Football: Hughes Aims for Revenge against Italy
MARK Hughes wants revenge for one of the worst moments of his 72- cap international career. The Wales boss confronts Italy in a sell-out 2004 qualifier in Cardiff next week, intent on wiping from his memory the trauma of the Principality's last...
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Football: I Have Nothing to Fear - Eriksson
Byline: MARK BRADLEY SVEN-Goran Eriksson insists he has no fear that the contents of Ulrika Jonsson's autobiography could have any effect on his position as England coach. Jonsson, who had a much-publicised affair with her fellow Swede, has...
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Football: It's All or Nothing for Us Says Nicky
Byline: GORDON HANNA D-DAY has come early for Glentoran with experienced defender Colin Nixon insisting: "It's life or death for us today." If Glentoran beat cross town rivals Linfield at The Oval this afternoon, Nixon can see Roy Coyle's bravehearts...
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Football: Play It Again, Urges McIlroy
Byline: KEN GAUNT SAMMY McIlroy believes Northern Ireland still have the kind of spirit that rocked Spain 20 years ago. McIlroy was part of the side that caused one of biggest upsets in World Cup history when they defeated the hosts in Valencia....
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Football: Sacked Burley Believes Town Will Miss the Drop
Byline: LEE ROWCROFT GEORGE Burley believes Ipswich can still achieve an immediate return to the Premiership despite his sacking yesterday. Town are currently 19th in the Division One table after winning just three of their first 10 games following...
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Football: Skipper Gives Vogts Backing
Byline: JON WEST SCOTLAND captain Paul Lambert insists manager Berti Vogts cannot be blamed for the nation's all-time low global reputation. The German has had to endure a barrage of criticism for failing to steer the Scots to a single win...
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GAA: Croke Park All Set for Aussie Rules Invasion
Byline: DAN KINNEY THE InternationaL Rules series has never realy caught on with dierhard gaelic fans. But that won't prevent more than 40,000 people from different walks of life flocking to Croke Park tomorrow for the first leg of the 2002 two-game...
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GARDENING: Capturing the Aura of Autumn
Byline: Lynn Daly WE'VE already talked about brightening up your patio with autumn containers, but what about the rest of your garden? The burnt orange, red and burgundy foliage that emerges at this time of year can bring any tired garden quickly...
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Getting a Handle on the Fury and Volume
Byline: AMY CAULFIELD EVERYONE knows what anger is - we have all lashed out from time to time and most of us will have been on the receiving end of someone else's wrath - but when anger gets out of control it can have a serious impact on our...
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Giving a Herd's Performance LiFT This Winter
AS part of an on-going commitment to provide Northern Ireland dairy farmers with the best feeding solutions to meet production requirements, United Feeds has added LiFT to its range of products. Feeding high performance cows to exploit their genetic...
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GM Debate Intensifies
Byline: RICHARD HALLERON SPEAKING at an animal feed processing conference in England, Dr Sean Rickard, from the Cranfield School of Management highlighted the need for the livestock sectors in the United Kingdom to have access to GM technology,...
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Golf: Faldo Sees Hopes Fade in Lancome
Byline: PHIL CASEY NICK Faldo suffered a dreaded shank as his hopes of a first win in Europe since 1994 were dealt a potentially fatal blow in the Lancome Trophy. Faldo was one off the lead after an opening 65 but slumped to a second round...
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Greenmount Meets Needs of the Industry
GREENMOUNT College maintains close links with the agricultural industry and develops courses in response to changing requirements. Technological advances, European Union support measures, welfare and environmental issues are all increasingly impacting...
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Help Us Put a Smile on These Young Faces; Readers Can Light Up the Lives of Impoverished Children in Eastern Europe
Byline: JACKIE McKEOWN AS Ulster's youngsters start the inevitable clamour in the run- up to Christmas, the News Letter is joining forces with a unique charity to help make the simple dreams of stricken children come true. We are asking our...
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Hockey: Ireland Can Rest Easy against US
Byline: JOHN FLACK IRELAND face a double bonus this weekend when they play United States later today and tomorrow in the Atlantic Cup tournament in Virginia Beach. Following Thursday's 2-1 win over Scotland, the Irish guaranteed themselves...
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Hockey: It's Crunch Time in Title Battle
Byline: GLEN LOUGH TODAY'S Premier League programme throws up two matches that could have a strong bearing on the destination of the title come the end of the season, and with the top three in the League qualifying for All Ireland play-off places...
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Honda Confirms World's First Fuel Cell Deal
THE city of Los Angeles is to be America's first customer for Honda's hydrogen fuel cell car, the administration announced this week. Mayor Jim Hahn confirmed an agreement to make his city the first U. S. retail customer for a fuel cell car and...
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ICE HOCKEY: Former Hero Hoad Ends Giants Record; Belfast Giants 2 London Knights 4
Byline: NIGEL RINGLAND FORMER Giants captain Jeff Hoad returned to the Odyssey last night, scored a vital goal and helped end his old team's Superleague record unbeaten streak at home at 19 games. It was a game the Giants deserved to lose....
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Improvement Is Rewarded at Bushmills
PRODUCING more milk per cow has been the answer to falling milk prices on the farm of J B and Iain McLean, Priestland Road, Bushmills. An increase of 2,569kg per cow over the previous lactation resulted in them being selected as Co Antrim winners...
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Is Time Flying by as Quickly as I Think?
AT THIS time of the year we always mutter about what a rotten summer we have had and how the nights are drawing in, and a host of other seasonal grumbles which only serve to illustrate how we really don't like winter coming on. We get little...
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It's Time to Look to the Future Says the DUP
Byline: KIERAN McDAID THE Good Friday Agreement is history, the DUP said yesterday. As it withdrew its ministers from the Executive, the party said it was time to look to the future and fresh elections. Party leader Ian Paisley said the institutions...
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Keeping the Faith to Come out with a Cry
Byline: WILL MARLOW FAITH Hill is massive in America. The 35-year-old singer has graced the cover of many American magazines, performed at the Superbowl with Tina Turner and sold pick-up truck loads of her CDs, resulting in her spending an inordinate...
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Knight Gets Top Price for Blonde
DAVID Knight, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, was delighted with his top price of 3,500 guineas at the Blonde Society show and sale at Carlisle on Thursday. Having been placed champion at the show earlier, Doncombe Saracen, a Druk Lance son out of...
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Lets Hope Emma's sMARTdoesn't Come A-Cropper
IT'S meant for urban commuting, so anyone who wanted to drive a sMART cITY cOUPE 4,000 miles to Athens would have to be several foot short of a real car wouldn't they? Meet Emma Saxby who along with fellow loon Miles Moorhouse are now - as far...
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LVF 'Evidence' on Murder of Warnock
Byline: GEMMA MURRAY THE chairman of the Loyalist Commission last night welcomed fresh moves to end a savage and escalating feud between rival loyalist paramilitary groups. The splinter LVF is understood to have produced a ''book of evidence''...
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Maize Harvest Approaches
KENNY and Raymond Boyes, with the help of family, run the progressive Pennygate Herd near Moira comprising both pedigree Shorthorn and Holstein cattle. Since moving to diet feeding the inclusion of alternative forages in the cows diet has been...
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Make-a-Date Dairy
SATURDAY, October 12: Show and sale of pedigree Bluefaced Leicester sheep, Martinstown Mart; Country Market, Coagh Street (opposite Royal Hotel), Cookstown (9am-3pm); Northern Ireland Working Hunter Association, Blue Ribbon Dressage, Danescroft...
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MARKET EXTRAS: Crawford to Fore at Newtownstewart
The first calf sale of 2002 got off to a very good start with some quality calves selling to exceptional prices therefore there was 100 per cent clearance. The judge for the occasion was Mr Trevor Shortt from Omagh who carried out his duties...
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MARKET EXTRAS: Quality Stock Meets with Firm Demand
A good turnout of quality stock was presented at the mart for the show (sponsored by Ulster Bank). In the bullock section results as follows: 1st L O'Connor (400kg C/E sold for pounds 950), 2nd R Pickering (pounds 550 not sold) 3rd Sean McCloskey...
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MARKET EXTRAS: Roaring Trade at Kilrea Mart
The second Monday evening sale of calves held in Kilrea met a flying trade, with lots clearing easily. 330kg Belgian Blue bull calf pounds 595 and 290kg BB heifer calf pounds 400. Steers: James McKay Upperlands topped the sale with three Charolais...
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MARKET EXTRAS: Top Prices Paid at Rathfriland
Another tremendous entry of cattle on Friday was dearer on the week. Suckler calves were out in force with 2 local farmers reaching pounds 6 per head for char and lim calves. The best sucklers sold to pounds 185 over pounds 1 per kilo for 360kg...
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Massive Opening Sale at Ballymoney
The first of the seasons Suckled Calf Sales in Ballymoney Mart on Saturday got off to a tremendous start with outstanding trade for an excellent turnout of 560 head. The NI Charolais Club Competition sponsored by Ulster Bank Ltd attracted many...
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Mid-Tyrone UFU Discusses Problems of Feed Cattle This Winter
THE opening winter meeting of the Mid-Tyrone Group of the Ulster Farmers' Union heard Jim Uprichard and Paul Mooney, from Trouw Nutrition, address the problems of feeding cattle this winter given the relative poor quality of this year's silage....
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Milk Output in March Will Determine Levy Situation
Byline: RICHARD HALLERON MILK quota broker, Ian Potter, has told Farming life that milk output across the United Kingdom in March will be the key factor in determining whether or not local dairy farmers end up in a super levy situation. "I...
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Milk Price Relief for Some Farmers
Byline: DAVID McCOY AUGUST results of a dairy management system show the continuing fall in milk prices and margins in England and Wales. The MCi results showed that the August milk price was three pence per litre lower than the previous year...
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Morning View: Since Obvious Alternatives Are Unpalatable, New Ideas Are Called For
THE IDEAS PRESENTED ON THIS page by columnist Alex Kane are worthy of serious consideration, even though they mark a departure from the tried and tested thinking which has helped the Northern Ireland Assembly through previous demises. After all,...
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Moscow Is Edging Closer to Resolution
Byline: JON SMITH and GAVIN CORDON RUSSIAN president Vladimir Putin opened up the prospect yesterday that Moscow could back a new United Nations resolution on Iraq, despite rejecting Tony Blair's dossier on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction....
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Motorsport: Mac Impresses in Malaysia
Byline: DERMOT JAMES JEREMY McWilliams' consistency in qualifying continued yesterday when he was ninth ahead of tomorrow's Malaysian Moto GP. A week ago the Glengormley rider was also ninth in the opening qualifying session in Japan. Yesterday...
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Motorsport: Villeneuve Returns Next Season Says BAR Chief; GRAND PRIX
Byline: IAN GORDON FORMER world champion Jacques Villeneuve will be in Formula One next season, his team chief insisted in Japan yesterday. British American Racing boss David Richards quashed renewed speculation that Villeneuve - who escaped...
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New Bovine TB Test Gets Pilot Trial
A new test which could pick-up the signs of tuberculosis in cattle quicker and with greater accuracy than current methods will be examined in a pilot project starting next month, Animal Health Minister, Elliot Morley, has announced. The gamma...
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New Bull Beef Scheme for a Modern Meat Industry . .
THE leading farmers co-operative in Wales is investigating the possibility of a new bull beef scheme designed to meet the needs of the modern meat industry. The Welsh Meat Company is talking to farmers across Wales about a new initiative to produce...
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News Letter Wins 11,000 Readers
THE News Letter is attracting thousands of new readers every day, according to the BITGI annual report which independently produces research figures for the newspaper industry in Northern Ireland. A whopping 11,000 readers have been added to the...
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Not All Doom and Gloom. but Careful Management Required, Says Promar
LOW cereal prices, a dry autumn and prospects for an excellent maize harvest should provide some encouragement for dairy farmers, according to Promar International. "With sharply declining milk prices, poor spring grazing and below average grass...
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NPA Tells Industry 'Put House in Order'
THE global pig industry has been urged to put its house in order. The call, from the National Pig Association, follows two reports, on consecutive days, of producers in the United States and in Europe feeding porcine fat to pigs. NPA chairman,...
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Oscar for Brian!
A CO Armagh business has won a retail industry Oscar! Chapman's Farm Fresh Fruit and Veg, of Portadown, won the 'independent' section in the 2002 Retail Industry Awards. London's Le Meridien Grosvenor House once again played host to these, the...
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OUTDOORS: Lend a Hand to Conservation
Byline: Paul Cormacain ANYONE with an interest in conservation is invited along to a marvellous idea becoming a reality, at Glenarm tomorrow. The idea is that the Wildlife Trusts are organising a seed collection programme, and the necessity...
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Out of the Frying Pan and into the Tank
IT makes red diesel seem positively mundane but in Wales wily motorists have developed a way of cheating the taxman that seems totally surreal and is kicking up a bit of a stink. The scam has prompted a joint police and customs operation jokingly...
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Packed Gallery with Keen Demand at Newtownhamilton
The season of suckled calf sales in the Fane Valley Mart in Newtownhamilton got off to a flying start on Saturday. An excellent entry of calves met with keen demand from a packed gallery of buyers. A competition organised by the Limousin Club...
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PEOPLE & PLACES: Book in to Aid Trust Funds
Byline: Agnes Crawford THE National Trust has asked for my assistance with an appeal. Book Fairs have helped the National Trust raise thousands of pounds for conservation work in Northern Ireland in recent years. This year, the National Trust...
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Pigeon Racing: Weekly Pigeons Round-Up
THE INFC Cup & Trophy winners list has just been published by Secretary Trevor Topping, any objections should be made in writing immediately. King George V Challenge Cup (Redon OB National) won by Joe Doheny, Malahide & Dist. Gilliland...
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Platform: Building Peace Is a Question of Trust
AT the root of the present crisis is the failure to build the trust essential to any successful political relationship, especially a political relationship such as ours that is intended to manage the transition from conflict to peace. Building...
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Platform: Law and Order Is Key to Real Freedom
THE debate in the Assembly on Tuesday, October 9, was keen and to the point at times. It was very interesting to hear so many members portraying themselves and their party as paragons of virtue. Yet a number of their statements were not factually...
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Points of View: Prove That 'The War Is Indeed Over'
Byline: John Robb, New Ireland Group DESPITE the defects in the Good Friday Agreement, the Executive has demonstrated the advantages of regional devolved government. Unionists would seem to be doing their followers little favour in trying to...
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Poots Weighs in Behind CARE Campaign
SUPPORT for the Ulster Farmers' Union CARE - 'Campaign Against a Rural Exodus' - continues to gather momentum. A Lagan Valley Assembly Member has said it was more important than ever to try and help out farmers through the crisis they face. ...
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Poultry Fears Voiced
THE growing threat of low-price imports, increased confusion in relation to quality internationally and the future response of the Irish poultry industry were the key discussion points at the first-ever Irish Poultry & Egg Conference hosted...
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Putting Politics in Perspective: Radical Thinking Could Save Assembly
Byline: Alex Kane TO paraphrase Sherlock Holmes: "When you have eliminated the options which will not produce beneficial political dividends, then the one remaining, however improbable, must be the best option." In the last few days, armies...
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Raise a Glass to Real Ale Festival!
Byline: IAN STARRETT BELFAST will be getting the beers in next week - big style! More than 14,000 pints of real ale were delivered to the Ulster Hall yesterday, as it is transformed into the biggest pub in Ireland for the Belfast Beer Festival,...
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Report on Irradiated Food Adopted by EU
Byline: DAVID McCoy THE European Commission has adopted a report on food irradiation in the EU, which includes information on whether irradiated food placed on the EU market is correctly labelled. The report, the first of its kind, is based...
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REVIEW: Pastels of Hamilton and Callen; Elements at Queen Street Gallery
Byline: IAN HILL THE Queen Street Studios, high up a knee-crunching staircase atop an old bookbindery, is a place of many atmospheres. Gain access - not just to the gallery on the floor below but to the studios themselves - a warren-like makes...
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REVIEW: Placed in a Dark and Ugly World; the True History of the Tragic Life & Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World at OMAC
Byline: GARY GILLILAND AS if The Elephant Man met the cold, chilling blackness of The Blair Witch Project, The True History Of The Tragic Life & Triumphant Death Of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in The World is a triumphant work-out for...
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ROAD TEST: LANDROVER DISCOVERY TD5 - on the Road to New Discovery
Byline: Robin Roberts THE team at Solihull has made great strides with its latest take on the Disco, but it's almost tripping over itself on the way. Cleverly styled to pick up key elements of the new Range Rover, both externally and internally,...
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Rod and Gun: The Danger of Sea Lice from Fish Farms
Byline: D.C KINNEY FURTHER information about the lives of salmon and sea trout when they are at sea is contained in the Atlantic Salmon Trust's Scale Readings news letter. Richard Shelton of the Trust's scientific advisosry panel has taken...
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