Anyone who has yet to submit a valid Single Payment Scheme (SPS) application to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has until Friday 10 June to do so.
A green-thinking Easington farming family who diversified into a recycling business have expanded with the help of Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES).
An eye on mineral status during grazing will help avoid longer-term deficiency problems.
The number of producers installing pig recording systems has risen significantly over the past 12 months, providing a clear indication that those remaining in the industry are committed to managing their future.
The Arable Group has extended its range of services to Members by introducing a message texting system to alert Members to important events and disease/pest alerts.
of the key measures that arable farmers are being encouraged
to take to qualify for new environmental schemes could place
their crops at risk from a fungal infection that can render
them unsaleable and worthless.
Commission plans to install a three year destruction scheme
for cattle born before August 1st 1996 will help to stabilise
the UK suckler herd after subsidy decoupling
IAN Botham and Allan Lamb have proved a formidable
partnership when it comes to boosting meat sales in England.
A NEW idea-packed booklet full of great recipes for Summertime
beef and lamb dishes is about to appear in butchers' shops
Scotland has welcomed the announcement today that the European
Commission has given the go-ahead for a three-year scheme
to replace the current Over Thirty Months Scheme (OTMS),
subject to approval by the Council of Ministers.
city youngsters are getting their first taste of the countryside
through a pioneering education scheme funded by Defra's Countryside
Stewardship Scheme (CSS) and run by the Rural Development
Service (RDS) in the North West.
will be able to enjoy more than half a million hectares of
the most spectacular landscapes in England when the right
of open access is launched in northern England this weekend
A report that investigates
costs and benefits of a variety of Foot and Mouth Disease
(FMD) control strategies has been published by Defra today.
often farmers think the spring flush is over by the end of
May. This is often not the case and especially not this year
with the fluctuating weather across the country, according
to Provimi ruminant nutritionist Dr Sion Richards.
A GARDEN sponsored by the English Beef and lamb Executive
(EBLEX) has scooped gold at the Chelsea Flower Show.
A six-strong panel of beef industry experts will provide
a fitting climax to the UK’s national beef showcase,
Beef Expo 2005, at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells,
Powys, on Wednesday, June 8.
Defra will be highlighting
some of the region's successful farm diversification businesses
at this year's Northumberland County Show at Corbridge on
hold the future of the UK beef industry in their hands but
so far there has been no attempt at retail level to involve
them in industry decisions on how to respond to decoupling,
NBA chief executive, Robert Forster has told an international
beef science conference at Bristol University.
its debut at the national Cereals Event this year is an 86
year-old stalwart from the forefront of the modern revolution
in British food production.
new venture promising lots of fun for all the family is opening
in South Cumbria on Saturday 28 May.
Nature, the UK’s leading supplier of natural wool insulation,
has recently won the opportunity to supply its Thermafleece insulation
for the prestigious development of the new NFU Headquarters
building at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
of NFU Scotland, the Scottish Crofting Foundation and the
Scottish Rural Property and Business Association today met
Scottish Executive officials to stress the need for urgent
action to allay the serious concerns of farmers and crofters
about the proposed cuts in agri-environment payments.
realise that a category card based compensation system for
stock that has fallen victim to a notifiable disease will prove unworkable
as well as provoke avoidable longstanding conflict between itself and the
cattle industry, the National Beef Association has warned.
A new breed record of 21,000gns was set on Saturday at the
Border Belgian Blue Club Show and Sale.
The latest Aber High Sugar Grass (AberHSG) variety AberStar,
which makes it debut in NIAB's 2005-06 Recommended List as
the highest yielding intermediate perennial ryegrass with
the highest Grazing D value, is now available exclusively
in British Seeds Houses' AberHSG 3 long term grazing mixture.
A SERIES of one-day workshops is being held to help pig farmers
unravel the complexities of Integrated Pollution Prevention
and Control (IPPC).
deadline for applications into the Entry Level (ELS) and
Organic Entry Level (OELS) strands of the new Environmental
Stewardship Schemes has been extended.
Organic meat from the Goodwood Estate’s newly-converted organic Home Farm
will be available on all racedays at Goodwood Racecourse this year.
beef producers can take advantage of the greater efficiency
of bulls to improve their competitiveness while helping
to displace imports, safe in the knowledge that increased
bull beef production need not compromise the eating quality
of home-produced meat.
The Health and Safety Executive
(HSE) has launched an agriculture e-mail bulletin to update
farmers and others about the latest health and safety issues.
Preparations are well underway at the NFU to help north west poultry
farmers deal with yet another change to the way their industry is regulated.
A caravan park, which has offered a haven for countryside lovers in the
heart of rural Northumberland, is to be given a new lease of life with the help
of Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES).
to the Dairy Event this year to be held at Stoneleigh Park,
Coventry on 21 and 22 September are being offered financial
support for overseas guests to help expand their export business.
North Sheep, the National Sheep Association northern region’s
one day bi-ennial event has attracted a record 42 breed societies
and associations to Whinfell Park, Penrith on Wednesday 1
new organisations tasked with conserving, enhancing and
managing England's valuable natural environment and giving
a stronger voice to rural communities would be created under
the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, which
is published today.
In the state opening of Parliament Her Majesty the Queen set out her Government's
policies and proposed legislative programme for the new parliamentary session.
has welcomed proposals announced today by the Scottish Executive
to provide support to crofters for buying and hiring bulls.
red meats are among the fastest growing foods in popularity
as parents and schools get the healthy eating message.
Tyrosser Unkydory, a seventeen month old bull from local breeders
Messrs MJ & TW Price of Llanafan, Builth Wells led a good
quality show of Limousin bulls with a 5,500gns bid at the May
A glorious, sunny day on Wednesday 11th May 2005 was rounded off in style as
Limousin bull Milbrook R2K was crowned Supreme Interbreed Champion with a convincing
combination of poise, panache and power.
Designed and manufactured entirely by John Deere for the
European market, the new 500 Series trailed mower conditioners
are suitable for use by both grass farmers and contractors.
Visitors to Cereals 2005 will see the latest in guidance
systems, steering assistance and productivity enhancing management
tools from New Holland.
price rises came to an abrupt halt during the first quarter
of 2005, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors’ (RICS) rural land survey published 11 May.
in conjunction with the Scottish Executive, Quality Meat
Scotland, Moredun and the SAC, are running a conference on
Wednesday May 18 2005 to highlight the threats facing Scotland’s
cattle from an increasing array of diseases.
NFU Scotland has
expressed its concern at the vote today by MEPs which will
remove the ability for workers to opt out of the Working
A multi-million pound laboratory that will contribute to Government research
into bovine TB, has been opened by the Chief Veterinary Officer.
York-based Collier Plant Hire is stealing a march on its rivals
by becoming the first UK company to purchase a new JCB 3CX
backhoe loader fleet complete with lock-up torque converters.
Case IH’s range of balers, combines and tractors are
designed to work together to undertake the large acreage
of the modern farming operation, and Cereals is the opportunity
for us to showcase class-leading machinery,
Beef farmers completing the Sponsors’ Trail at Beef
Expo 2005 will have the opportunity of winning a brand new
Premier Livestock Handling Mark II Cattle Crush worth £2180.
has welcomed the extension to the deadline for applications
to the new Land Management Contract Menu Scheme.
Intergalactic blockbuster ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide
to the Galaxy’ is set to take cinemas by storm this year – with
a helping hand from a dozen JCBs which make a spectacular cameo
A high clearance of bulls was seen at the annual Limousin Society
May show and sale on Saturday with five animals reaching over
European Union (EU) is pressing for international action
to phase out further Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs),
which cause long-term damage to people and the environment.
to Beef Expo 2005 at Builth Wells on Wednesday, June 8, will
have the opportunity of competing for top prize money in both
open and young farmers’ stockjudging competitions.
RICS is focusing
on key issues for land, property and construction in the
run-up to the UK General Election on 5 May 2005. Today
they're concentrating on the countryside.
dealership Burke’s of Cornascriebe will be displaying
the latest of the brand’s tractors at the popular Balmoral
Brooksby Melton College, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire,
has been awarded Centre of Vocational Excellence status by
the Learning & Skills Council for its Landbased Service
has responded to the Scottish Executive’s
consultation on changes to an important crofting grants scheme
and stressed that all crofters should have equal access to
Cheshire cattleman, Steve Bailey will be challenged by a line up of 190
Charolais bulls in Carlisle on Saturday May 14 when he judges the breed society’s
official late spring show prior to those lots coming under the hammer.