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Peter McCann
Peter McCann

Northern correspondent

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01 419 9500


Peter is from a beef and sheep farm in Co Derry and has just finished a four year degree in Agricultural Technology awarded by Queens University Belfast in conjunction with CAFRE, Greenmount. During his studies, Peter spent 11 months working on an Irish-owned dairy farm in New Zealand. In 2011, Peter won a £1,000 bursary provided by the Irish Farmers Journal to higher education students at CAFRE Greenmount

Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: stamp duty and beef prices
In the news today, Monday 20 November: relief for farmers on stamp duty, beef prices are up across Europe and trade was lively at Balla Mart on Saturday.
By Peter McCann on 19 November 2017
Capital gains relief for farmers extended to stamp duty
The Government has agreed to extend capital gains tax relief for farmers to cover stamp duty, Fianna Fáil's Jackie Cahill has said.
By Peter McCann on 19 November 2017
Six-hour bovine TB test being developed in England
The new test can detect live bacteria in blood or milk in six hours and is based on research from the University of Nottingham.
By Peter McCann on 18 November 2017
Lord Curry of Kirkharle was the keynote speaker at an event at Queen’s University Belfast on Thursday night.
By Peter McCann on 17 November 2017
The incident occurred on a farm near Eglinton, Co Derry, last week.
By Peter McCann on 16 November 2017
Across the nine government departments in Northern Ireland (NI), DAERA has received the largest budget cut with a 3% reduction.
By Peter McCann on 17 November 2017
There has been confusion surrounding what types of tractors will be subject to MOT vehicle testing.
By Peter McCann on 16 November 2017
Two farm walks were held on Dairylink Ireland farms in counties Down and Tyrone last week. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 16 November 2017
Environmental enforcement body to be set up in UK after Brexit
The UK will have higher environmental standards than the EU after Brexit, Defra Secretary Michael Gove has said.
By Peter McCann on 12 November 2017
“It takes time to deliver change on any farm. We are not where we want to be yet, but we are on a path."
By Peter McCann on 13 November 2017
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