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Agriculture on the Web

Stackyard is an on-line farming magazine bringing news, views and comment. Links to farming related web sites worldwide - cattle associations, sheep societies, pig farms, llama and alpaca breeders, auction marts, farm machinery, property, rural estate agents.

Jennifer Mackenzie


edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Potato Spotlight Shines on Young Caterers
This month sees the launch of a new educational initiative from AHDB Potatoes, to equip catering students with increased knowledge and practical skills to ‘prep’, ‘cook’ and ‘serve’ great tasting potatoes.
Continued Spread of Peste des Petits Ruminants
FAO and OIE map campaign to stamp out a virus that kills millions of sheep and goats each year.
Staggering Fall in Farm Incomes
The profitability of UK farming fell by a staggering 29% in 2015, a loss of over £1.5 billion.
Livestock Movement Rules May Benefit Farmers
The National Sheep Association has welcomed new movement reporting rules for farmers in England as ‘a step in the right direction’ and urges all sheep keepers to consider how to make the most of them over the coming months.
Skipton British Blue Bulls Top at 4,200gns
A top call of 4,200gns was seen at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening 2016 pedigree beef season highlight, the annual ‘Blue Wednesday’ show and sale of 14 pedigree British Blue bulls.
Bees Research Shows not all Neonicotinoids are the Same
The group of chemical insecticides known as neonicotinoids have been identified as presenting a serious risk to bee populations, leading to bans on their use.
Massey Ferguson Hay and Forage Range at Grass & Muck
Massey Ferguson will be showcasing its new range of hay and forage equipment at FTMTA Grass & Muck 2016.
UK Farmers Defy Farm Leaders to Back Brexit by 2:1
Research among almost 600 farmers on their attitudes towards Brexit has found a majority of two to one in favour of leaving the EU.

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