Fermanagh farmers fears over new minister

THERE is a feeling of fear among Fermanagh farmers following Saturday’s appointment of Andrew Muir as the Minister at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The Alliance MLA has no direct farming experience, and his party has already indicated it will be prioritising the environmental side of the departmental portfolio. While this should […]

Sheep farmers struggle with sharp fall in prices

THE cost of shearing sheep has been felt by farmers in Fermanagh this year. As the weather gets warmer and the time comes for a hair cut farmers shear sheep and sell their wool which typically covers the cost of the process. To read more on this story see this week’s Fermanagh Herald. Can’t get […]

Dog warning after alleged sheep worrying incident

ARNEY man, Alexis Maguire, has spoken out urging dog owners to be mindful of the whereabouts  of their pets. The plea comes after Mr Maguire claims he intervened while a dog was ‘worrying’ a ewe and two lambs.  Speaking about the incident he explained, “On Friday night (July 19) I noticed a ewe and two […]

Driver failed to stop after killing sheep

A FARMER has been left counting the cost as 10 sheep were knocked down and killed on the outskirts of Roslea. On Friday night around 9.30pm Gardai were called to a suspected road traffic collision where 10 sheep were killed. The unknown vehicle, which is suspected to have been badly damaged in the incident, failed […]