Well done to farmers after awards successes

SIR, — I wish to extend my congratulations to two of our local farmers in Down District who are outstanding in their field.

Farming Life, in conjunction with the Northern Bank, recently held an awards night in the Hilton Hotel Templepatrick, where Paul Turley a Downpatrick farmer won beef Farmer of the year, and Allan Chambers, also from Downpatrick, won Arable Farmer of the year.

It is farmers like these who are willing to change and lead the industry forward with their innovative ideas.

Agriculture has and will continue to be the back bone of the economy and it will be farming that leads us out of this down turn that we are in at this present time.

Yours etc.,