Older average age is putting farmers at high Covid risk

WORKERS in many essential occupations are particularly vulnerable to severe illness from Covid-19, according to a new study published yesterday (Tuesday) by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The age profile of local agricultural workers is suggested to be a notable risk factor. The study claims it is the occupational group with the largest […]

Boho kids show cattle dealing skills

ONE of the most lonesome aspects of the school closures for one local school, during the Covid pandenmic was that the children had to leave their pet calves, who they had been feeding and rearing for market! Killyhommon Primary School, Boho, is in the heart of a farming community, and has always had visits from […]

Enniskillen mart goes online

LIFE on the farm goes on under lockdown with spring bringing the birth of lambs and calves as the cycle of another year begins. On Thursday last Enniskillen Ulster Farmers Mart held its first online sale. Over 200 buyers registered with thousands of bids recorded as the sale got underway. Commenting on the sale James […]