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

 2017-Nov-17
New Holland T6.175 Tractor Wins Machine of the Year 2018
The New Holland T6.175 Dynamic Command Tractor Wins Machine of the Year 2018 Award in the Mid Class Tractor category at Agritechnica 2017.
 2017-Nov-17
The Crème de la Crème of a Dairy Sale
Borderway Black and White Sale Offers Elite Collection of Dairy Genetics including a line-up of entries from Northumberland.
 2017-Nov-17
Has UK Forestry Remained as a Good Investment?
Tilhill Forestry and John Clegg & Co give both the buyer’s and the seller’s perspective on the UK forestry property market in the jointly produced UK Forest Market Report 2017.
 2017-Nov-17
MF IDEAL Combine is Agritechnica Machine of Year
New IDEAL from Massey Ferguson combine takes two top honours in Machine of the Year Awards at Agritechnica.
 2017-Nov-17
Wheat Yields Showing Increased Variability
Farmers have seen greater variability in winter wheat yields over the past decade than they did in the previous five years, according to analysis by Strutt & Parker.
 2017-Nov-17
Dutch Vet Tour Helps British Farmers Cut Antibiotic Use
Farmers in the Netherlands have slashed their antibiotic usage by more than 60% since 2007, and British vets are using their experiences to help UK farmers meet their own reduction targets.
 2017-Nov-17
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 34 cattle, 4,554 prime lambs and 5,164 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th November 2017.
 2017-Nov-15
On-site Apiary Bears Fruit for North Yorkshire Nursery
A horticultural nursery in North Yorkshire has collected its first batch of honey, after installing an on-site bee apiary earlier this year.
 2017-Nov-15
Another CCM Christmas Primestock Cracker in Prospect
Skipton Auction Mart is again looking forward with great anticipation to the climax of its primestock year, the annual Christmas shows and sales on Sunday November 26.
 2017-Nov-15
CLAAS Presents the New Scorpion Series of Telehandlers
The well proven SCORPION models from CLAAS have been raising the bar in terms of telehandler technology for many years.
 2017-Nov-15
He-Va Showing 5.5m Combi-Disc at LAMMA
A new wider 5.5m trailed Combi Disc will be on show for the first time on the OPICO stand at LAMMA 2018, extending this versatile and popular range of multi-purpose cultivators.
 2017-Nov-15
McConnel Launches Next-Generation Compact Power Arm
McConnel will unveil the world’s first compact Power Arm with Variable Forward Reach at Agritechnica 2017.
 2017-Nov-15
Barenbrug Offers Advice on Reducing Silage Shortfall
Forage grass experts from Barenbrug will be on hand at Agriscot to offer attendees advice on how best to maximise grass yields in 2018.
 2017-Nov-13
Charolais Averages and Clearance Rates Continue to Rise
A combination of pedigree and commercial interest saw a flying trade of Charolais bulls at Welshpool on Thursday 9 November, Bidding peaked at 7,200gns, while 13 lots traded at 5,000gns and above.
 2017-Nov-13
Lamborghini Introduces the Spark and Mach Models
Lamborghini Trattori has increased its product offering with the new Spark and Mach models extending the power range, with the unmistakeable style of the Italian brand.
 2017-Nov-13
Extension of the Acclaimed New Holland T6 Tractor Range
New Holland Agriculture has enriched the T6 Series offering with the new T6 Dynamic Command, an all round multi-purpose tractor.
 2017-Nov-13
Kongskilde to Launch Slatted Plough Body for Difficult Soil
Kongskilde Agriculture has announced the introduction of a completely new slatted plough body at Agritechnica 2017.
 2017-Nov-13
The World’s Food Import Bill is Rising
While food commodity prices have been generally stable, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to USD 1.413 trillion, a 6 percent increase from the previous year and the second highest tally on record.
 2017-Nov-13
Government to Deliver a Green Brexit
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards.
 2017-Nov-10
Dungannon Record Breaking Charolais Female Trade
A bumper show of Charolais backed by soaring demand produced a record breaking trade at Dungannon on Friday 3 November, at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club Autumn sale.
 2017-Nov-10
Consider Rumen pH for Overall Cow Health
Many health conditions in dairy cows are caused by a level of production that's inconsistent with nutrient intake and understanding the cow's rumen function is key to preventing this.
 2017-Nov-10
Skipton Beef Shorthorn Females Achieve 6,500gns Centre Record
Beef Shorthorn females met an exceptional demand from a packed ringside selling to a new Skipton centre breed record top of 6,500gns.
 2017-Nov-10
Massey Ferguson supports Harper Adams Students’ Union Again
Massey Ferguson is extending its key sponsorship of Harper Adams University Students’ Union for a second year.
 2017-Nov-10
Gove Backs Further Restrictions on Neonicotinoid Pesticides
The Environment Minister, Michael Gove says the UK supports further restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids due to their effects on bees and other pollinators.
 2017-Nov-10
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 28 cattle, 4,479 prime lambs and 5,642 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th November 2017.
 2017-Nov-08
Penmanship Sons Dominate Dungannon Holstein Trade
Black and white bulls met a strong demand selling to a top of 6,700gns at Holstein NI’s 30th annual autumn show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at Dungannon.
 2017-Nov-08
Helping Farmers to Save Thousands in Energy Savings
A Yorkshire-based beef farmer has saved more than £40,000 in energy bills since installing a unique solar system to power his farm.
 2017-Nov-08
Polaris Judged Best in Show
The goal at the Kennel Club’s Emblehope and Burngrange estate in Northumberland is to create a Centre of Excellence for gundog training.
 2017-Nov-08
Green Energy Boosts Business at Wharton Hall
A small scale anaerobic digester has proved to be an excellent investment at Wharton Hall farm, near Kirkby Stephen. Mark Chippendale and his son Adam found the system by chance on the internet when they were researching the market for digesters.
 2017-Nov-08
Huge Crowds and Positive Attitudes at Borderway Agri-Expo
The 11th Borderway Agri Expo, held on Friday 3 November, proved to be a true celebration of British livestock farming, attracting over 13,000 visitors to this leading agricultural event and showcasing the best of livestock from around the UK.
 2017-Nov-08
Escaped Lynx Kills Seven Sheep
Amid the ongoing application process being considered by Natural England to release Eurasian Lynx into the UK countryside, the National Sheep Association wants to alert people to an incident in Wales in recent days in which seven sheep were killed by a lynx.
 2017-Nov-06
Never Too Late for Terminal Tax Planning
It is said there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. Facing a terminal illness is devastating for the whole family, but it doesn’t have to come hand-in-hand with additional concerns over your finances.
 2017-Nov-06
Limousin Clean Sweep at Borderway Agri-Expo
Limousin sired cattle enjoyed a clean sweep of the top awards at Borderway Agri-Expo on Friday 3rd November.
 2017-Nov-06
Strutt & Parker Comments on Glyphosate
Ahead of the meeting on 9 November considering the relicensing of glyphosate for a five-year period, Strutt & Parker gives us their comments.
 2017-Nov-06
Myerscough College Dairy Innovation a Dutch Treat
A Dutch innovation is working a treat in solving an age old problem on the new FFIT dairy unit at Myerscough College, Lancashire.
 2017-Nov-06
Countdown Begins for Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation
The two-month countdown has begun for the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant.
 2017-Nov-03
Large Grants Funding Announced
It has been announced by Defra Secretary Michael Gove that £40 million is now available to farmers in England who wish to improve their productivity by investing in new technology.
 2017-Nov-03
Harbro Launches Rumen-Friendly Nutrition Dairy Initiative
Leading expert in animal nutrition, Harbro, is launching its new Rumen-Friendly Nutrition initiative for dairy farmers at AgriScot on Wednesday 15th November.
 2017-Nov-03
Massey Ferguson Strengthens their Harvesting Range
Massey Ferguson is proud to announce it is further expanding its full-line with a host of innovative harvesting equipment at Agritechnica 17.
 2017-Nov-03
NOAH Examines Future of Animal Health after Brexit
NOAH’s conference brought together more than 100 delegates from across the animal health sector to discuss and debate the future of animal health, as Brexit negotiations continue.
 2017-Nov-03
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 27 cattle, 3,734 prime lambs and 5,902 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd November 2017.
 2017-Nov-01
Chartered Surveyors Expand the Breadth of their Experience
H&H Land and Property have recently announced the promotion of Chartered Surveyors, Mark Barrow, Tracey Jackson and Matthew Wallace to the role of Associate within the company.
 2017-Nov-01
Agricultural Shows Conference Looks Set to go off with a Bang!
Agricultural show organisers from right across the UK, are converging on North Yorkshire this weekend, for what can best be described as the industry’s annual ‘meeting of minds’.
 2017-Nov-01
Wind Loading on Agricultural Buildings
All buildings and other external structures are subjected to wind loading which, over the 20 to 50 year design life of the building, may on occasion be sufficiently strong to cause damage to the cladding and even the building structure.
 2017-Nov-01
Gleadell Imports Advanced Stabilised Nitrogen Fertiliser
Gleadell has begun importing the world’s first integrated double-stabilised urea fertiliser to the UK.

October 2017

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ForsythClosed Flock Controls Disease

DickieGood Management Reaps Rewards at Knockenjig


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