Sector: Agriculture

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August 1 Brand Journalism PR Northern Ireland The MGMPR Blogger

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PR agency in Northern Ireland celebrates third anniversary

MGMPR Ltd is a multi-media PR agency which uses Brand Journalism as a powerful communication tool.

Today we celebrate being three years old! For three years we have delivered consistently for our clients, we are honoured to represent the companies and organisations we work with and we are proud to continually demonstrating the power of brand journalism as part of business strategies for our clients and indeed for ourselves. Have a read;

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July 20 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Maddens truly is mellow as Armagh Cider Company win Gold at Bath & West

The orchards at Armagh Apple Farm near Portadown have been producing cider in Northern Ireland for 10 years now by Armagh Cider Company.

This year, Armagh Cider Company entered the cider into a class competition at the UK’s largest agricultural show – the Bath & West Show held in Shepton Mallet which is in the heart of Westcountry cider region. The Troughton family are delighted to have scooped the Gold Award and have been commended by Anthony Gibson OBE.

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February 5 In the Press

Intensive livestock veterinary practice gets Q Cells Amber Green solar PV system

A veterinary practice and wholesaler which relies heavily on refrigeration systems to keep stock cool, said after long and hard deliberations, it has decided to invest in solar panels.

Northern Ireland based Mossvet has had a 20kW Q-Cell flat roof Hilti solar PV system installed at its Portadown site by the team at AmberGreen Energy to drive down its £3,000 annual electricity bill.

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January 16 In the Press

The clock is ticking as leading poultry farmer urges others to beat the NIE deadline

Fred Maxwell, one of Northern Ireland’s leading poultry farmers recruited AmberGreen Energy to install a solar PV system to reduce his annual £20,000 electricity bill.

Mr Maxwell, who pays a total of £100,000 for gas and electricity, is encouraging other poultry farmers to take advantage of renewable energy as a means of cutting energy costs.

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December 10 In the Press

Farmer says the figures now add up as he takes control of energy bills with solar pv panels

Farmers cross the UK are making the most of renewable energy in their drive to reduce their annual energy costs.

One farmer for example who we interviewed was paying out £100,000 per year. This is a serious amount of money for any business in any sector to pay out. AmberGreen Energy gives people the solutions to reduce their costs by offering solar and biomass as alternatives. Here’s why William McIlroy decided to switch to solar.

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December 1 In the Press

Harper Adams University in Ireland announces collaboration with Markethill High School

Agri-Food is Northern Ireland’s most successful industry. It’s a £4.4billion business which is exporting worldwide and currently employs almost 100,000 in the region.

Markethill High School is one of a few schools in Northern Ireland who have introduced a GCSE in Agriculture and Land Use. Corporate companies want highly skilled people so Markethill High School is ensuring it is producing the right calibre of students equipped with the right skills so we can continue to attract investment and expansion.

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September 30 In the Press

Animal feed company says choosing the right feed for herds boosts efficiency and profitability

A Farm Quality Assured company is urging farmers in Northern Ireland to ensure they are feeding their cows the right mix to gain maximum efficiency.

Hyde Farm Feeds are carefully formulated, using only the highest quality raw materials and designed to meet the requirements of today’s high performance ruminant animals. Hyde Farm Feeds are manufactures of Calf, Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goat and Horse feeds.

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July 26 In the Press

Northern Ireland animal feed companies to talk high performance standards at show

Leading animal feed companies, Hyde Farm Feeds and Stonebridge, will be at this year’s Antrim Show to talk about animal health and high performance.

Hyde Farm Feeds is Farm Quality Assured and only selects premium raw materials from approved sources with strict trace ability with vitamins and minerals being specially manufactured to its own specifications. All cereals are sourced from Northern Ireland farmers.

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June 28 In the Press

Leading animal feed company Hyde Farm Feeds showcase quality sheep feeds at show

Hyde Farm Feeds will attend the biannual sheep event organised by the Northern Ireland regional committee of the National Sheep Association in Ballymena Livestock Mart on July 1.

The event is sponsored by Abo Wind Energy, Autoline insurance, and Novartis Animal Health, as well as the return of Caltech Crystalyx, Dunbia, McCaughan Animal Health, Shearwell, and Ulster Bank. New events include a sheep stock judging competition and open fleece competition.

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June 24 In the Press

Poultry farmer turns to solar PV solutions to avoid impact of ever rising ‘energy crisis’

Poultry farmers use a lot of electricity in their poultry houses – perhaps a lot more than other types of farmers.

George Knipe is a parent stock rearer for Moy Park. He decided to make the switch because he wanted to invest in the future of his business. George expects his system will be paid off within five or six years and will cut his bill by a third.

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May 10 In the Press

UFU praise for Markethill High School’s drive to connect pupils with the land

Agriculture is the core business of the world’s survival. It’s about food security, climate change and energy security and everything which comes with these key factors.

Markethill High School is introducing a GCSE in Agriculture and Land Use which has received the full backing of the Ulster Farmers’ Union. The GCSE will help pupils connect with the land and encourage them to learn about the agriculture sector in Northern Ireland.

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April 18 In the Press

Green energy solutions company to offer solar and biomass solutions at three day Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show is Northern Ireland’s annual three-day show held in mid-May features which farming and agricultural displays and competitions.

AmberGreen Energy has been paving the way for farmers across the region to future proof their homes and farms by embracing green energy solutions with solar pv and biomass. The team at AmberGreen Energy will be meeting and greeting customers at this year’s show.

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March 4 In the Press

Top quality forage proves king of the crop as New Zealand’s farmers reseed with quality grasses

Reseeding is a key component to increasing meat and milk production from grazed grass, according to a leading seed production company.

Reseeded swards produce greater quantities of herbage, particularly in the early spring and late autumn and winter. Eleanor McGillie talks to David Little of Co Down based Samuel McCausland Ltd about seeding practices in New Zealand which will benefit farmers in Northern Ireland.

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February 27 In the Press

Heads up for healthier turf as Coburn’s host NI launch of Bayer’s new high performing fungicide

A new high performing fungicide, which can be used for the prevention and control of certain diseases of turfgrass has been launched in Banbridge.

James Coburn & Son Ltd is delighted to have hosted the first launch of Interface in Northern Ireland. Interface is the first Bayer fungicide with StressGard formulation which means it is the most high powered fungicide available from Bayer. Greenkeepers will see how the greens benefit.

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