Ammonia plan could cost our farmers tens of thousands

THE NEW draft ammonia strategy could cost Fermanagh farmers tens of thousands, forcing many to turn to contractors if they cannot afford the new equipment required. That was the message from Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president David Brown last week when asked about why farmers were so worried about the new draft plan, which was […]

New Year message from UFU president David Brown

THIS YEAR Florencecourt native David Brown took over as president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union. It was a challenging year for local farmers, between the costs crisis, the ongoing political stalemate at Stormont, and issues over the Brexit Protocol. Below, in his New Year’s message, Mr Brown shares his hopes for 2023. “We have marked the […]

Six cows saved from slurry tank

SIX cows who were rescued after being stuck in a slurry tank on a farm near Irvinestown have had a “lucky escape”. An emergency call was made when the stricken cows, at an address on the Lettermoney Road near Irvinestown, were discovered. Two Fire Service appliances from Enniskillen Fire Station, one from Irvinestown, the Large […]

Don’t throw Protocol baby out with bathwater warns UFU

“DON’T throw the baby out with the bathwater” over the Protocol Bill is the message from Ulster’s farmers to the British government. The Protocol Bill, which is currently being debated in the House of Lords, could see the hardening of the border that separates Northern Ireland from the Republic. Fears on the effects this would […]