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Agricultural, Environmental, Countryside and Farming News from the UK and beyond.

 2018-May-18
Kuhn Introduces the Double-U Roller to the Performer Range
KUHN Farm Machinery has enhanced the versatility of its range of PERFORMER deep tine-disc cultivators by adding a new ‘Double-U’ roller to the range’s list of optional equipment.
 2018-May-18
Minister's Vision for Post-Brexit Agriculture Policy
George Eustice, the Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food described his vision for post - Brexit Agricultural policy as "a change in mind set for farmers" at a recent Cornish event.
 2018-May-18
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 37 cattle, 94 spring lambs, 3,243 prime hoggs and 2,845 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th May 2018.
 2018-May-18
Court Confirms Neonicotinoid Ban was Legal
On Thursday 17th May the EU Court of Justice confirmed that the 2013 the European Commission decision to protect bees by introducing a ban on the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides on flowering crops, was proper and legal.
 2018-May-18
Top Sheep Judges & Entries at Royal Bath & West Show
Hugely diverse, the sheep classes at the Royal Bath & West Show bring in the entries and the crowds, and with competition set to heat up this year, the very best judges are needed.
 2018-May-18
Skelton Show … The Traditional Show with a Modern Attitude
Organisers of the popular Cumbrian Skelton Show scheduled for Saturday 7th July have been busy during the long winter months developing a new look website with easy to use online entry forms.
 2018-May-16
Wedding Fever! But Make Sure You are Tax Compliant
Whilst wedding fever is on everyone’s minds, Saffery Champness is warning that for those providing rooms, barns, marquees, chapels, fields or gardens for ceremonies - HMRC has been adopting an increasingly hard-line approach to VAT compliance.
 2018-May-16
Report says Highlands & Islands Agriculture is Unique
The Scottish Crofting Federation has welcomed a report launched on 14th May that demonstrates unequivocally that Highlands and Islands agriculture and land use stands out as unique in Scotland and the UK.
 2018-May-16
Stabiliser Open Day to Focus on Pasture to Plate Benefits
From pasture to plate, genetic improvements led by Stabiliser Cattle Company have the ability to profit every player in the beef production chain.
 2018-May-16
Pasture for Life Milk Certification Launched
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has started to certify UK dairy farms producing milk from cows that are only fed fresh and conserved grass and pasture.
 2018-May-16
Welsh Farmer to Head Up UK Cattle Disease Control Standards
Leading Welsh dairy farmer Abi Reader has been appointed the new chair of CHeCS, the technical organisation that sets the specifications for health schemes involved in the control or eradication of endemic cattle disease in the UK.
 2018-May-16
£10m Grant for Peatlands Restoration
England's iconic peatlands will benefit from new government funds with an area the size of 10,000 football pitches to be restored to peat forming condition.
 2018-May-14
Germinal Introduces New Wildflower Mixture
A new wildflower seed mixture, specifically designed to produce a fast-establishing sward of UK-native wildflowers and meadow grasses has been launched by Germinal Amenity.
 2018-May-14
Grassland UK Helps Farmers Make the Most of their Assets
Silage making is in full throe across much of the country, but following a difficult winter and spring farmers need to take care to maximise quality and quantity this year.
 2018-May-14
Hartpury College Supports Dairy Industry Accreditation Awards
As the need for recognised industry standards increases at every level within the food sector, the MEA has developed the Parlour Safe accreditation scheme.
 2018-May-14
Neptune Amongst the Stars at Carlisle
There was a good trade for Charolais at Carlisle on Saturday 12th May where bidding peaked at 13,000gns, five lots traded at five figure sums and 58 bulls sold to an average of £5,420.
 2018-May-14
Farmings Contribution to the Economy Up
The latest Total Income from Farming figures from Defra show that farming’s total contribution to the economy has risen to £10.3bn, an increase of 20%.
 2018-May-14
McHale to Exhibit full range at Grass & Muck 2018
At the FTMTA Grass & Muck on May 17th at Gurteen Agricultural College, Co. Tipperary, McHale will be demonstrating a full range of machinery, giving new and existing customers the chance to experience McHale high output machines in action.
 2018-May-11
New Environment Law to Deliver a Green Brexit
A new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill will ensure environmental protections will not be weakened as we leave the EU, the government has confirmed.
 2018-May-11
Seminars to Help Farmers Prepare for Change at Cereals 2018
Agriculture is facing unprecedented change. Brexit, restrictions on chemical usage, and accelerating scientific innovation all make for uncertain times. However, with revolution comes opportunity, so how can farmers ensure the best possible outcome for their business?
 2018-May-11
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 80 spring lambs, 3,418 prime hoggs and 3,722 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th May 2018.
 2018-May-11
Clear Strategy Needed for New Agri Schemes after Brexit
The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers has called on Defra to set out clear paths and timelines for phasing out Basic Payment and introducing the new Environmental Land Management schemes after Brexit.
 2018-May-11
Changes to Inheritance Tax Could Seriously Impact on Farming
The Office of Tax Simplification has launched a consultation on the review of Inheritance Tax.
 2018-May-11
Dorset Sheep Excel at Exeter May Fair
A huge entry of more than 2,100 Dorset sheep were presented at the prestigious Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset May Fair in Exeter on Wednesday 9th May, selling to a top price of 2,000gns.
 2018-May-09
Charolais Embrace SNP Technology to Improve Breed Efficiency
With advancements in technology and a greater need for farmer efficiencies and improved breeding, the Charolais Society has announced a change in their DNA testing procedures from the 1 July 2018.
 2018-May-09
Sprays and Sprayers put to the test at Cereals 2018
Crop protection and chemical usage is a hot topic at the moment, with pressure mounting on farmers to be more precise with applications for both environmental and financial reasons.
 2018-May-09
Goldies Moonlight Tops Stirling Charolais
Trade held up well at the Charolais Society sale where buyers came out in force to ensure a steady demand which resulted in the averages improving by £815 from last year, at Stirling on Monday 7 May.
 2018-May-09
Majestic Rules Carlisle Limousins at 35000gns
The bumper fortnight of British Limousin Cattle Society sales also reached a peak on Saturday 5th May at Carlisle with a total of 117 bulls selling to average £6523.46 with a solid clearance rate of 80%.
 2018-May-04
Joe Concentrates on Dorset Sheep
Buyers and vendors from across the UK will be attending the first major breeding sheep sale of the year in Exeter on May 8th & 9th - the Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders’ Association annual May Fair.
 2018-May-04
Warning of a Resistance Gene at Risk in Oilseed Rape
A new study by University of Hertfordshire researchers has discovered that an important source of gene resistance against one of the leading pathogens of oilseed rape.
 2018-May-04
Airedale Tops Skipton Pedigree Native Cattle Sale
Father and son David and Josh Isherwood, secured a championship and reserve championship double with a brace of home-bred bulls at Skipton Auction Mart’s third annual pedigree native cattle show and sale.
 2018-May-04
Slow Start to the Year for English Farmland Market
The number of farms publicly marked in England during the first three months of the year fell, with poor weather delaying some launches and others choosing to market their land privately, according to Strutt & Parker.
 2018-May-04
Opportunities abound at Pig & Poultry Fair
The pig and poultry sectors have a buoyant future ahead of them, attracting many new entrants and expanding enterprises in recent years. So what is it that is makes the industry so appealing?
 2018-May-04
Farm Inspection Review Announced
A comprehensive review of farm inspections to remove bureaucratic burdens placed on farmers has been announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
 2018-May-04
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 21 cattle, 50 spring lambs, 2,817 prime hoggs and 2,638 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd May 2018.
 2018-May-04
Mistletoe Mystery - Something’s Missing from the Kissing Plant
Mistletoe is a plant steeped in ancient associations with druids and Northern European folklore and since the 18th century, has been synonymous with kissing at Christmas time.
 2018-May-02
The Story behind the Polaris Ranger
It’s been two decades since the RANGER® 6×6 vehicle was introduced and revolutionised the side-by-side category in 1998.
 2018-May-02
Vital Knowledge Exchange Opportunity at Grassland UK
Farmers could get a huge amount more production from their grass – and Grassland UK taking place on Thursday 10th May can show them how.
 2018-May-02
Learn From the Past for New Agri Environment Measures
The Tenant Farmers Association is encouraging DEFRA to return to the principles of the Environmentally Sensitive Areas scheme when developing new agri-environment policy for the post Brexit era.
 2018-May-02
Major Livestock Industry Event Scheduled for Carlisle
The Borderway Agri-Expo, hosted by Harrison & Hetherington and held at Carlisle, will return in 2018 following on from the unprecedented success of the event in 2017, which attracted over 13,000 visitors.
 2018-May-02
Nigel Evans Appointed Chairman of ASAO Council
The Executive Director of the Cheshire Agricultural Society and The Royal Cheshire Show, Nigel Evans has been appointed Chairman of the national Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations.

April 2018

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Bland

Monitor Farm Achieves Its Objectives

MillerCommitted to Dorset Sheep

McCornickGalloway Cattle Save on Inputs and Labour

ForsythClosed Flock Controls Disease

DickieGood Management Reaps Rewards at Knockenjig


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