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Schmallenberg virus has been discovered for the first time in Northern Ireland raising concerns for sheep farmers.

The Forestry Commission tells Farming Today that walkers should wash their feet and avoid lifting leaves and branches to prevent the spread of Chalara - the deadly ash disease.

A National Park in the Mourne Mountains has been shelved by Stormont Environment minister Alex Atwood. The Ulster Farmers' Union says he should scrap all proposals for a National Park.

Farming Today was Presented by Anna Hill and produced in Birmingham by Ruth Sanderson.

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Thu 1 Nov 2012 05:45