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Standing crops could be fruitfully sold 30/06/05
Border Livestock Exchange has been instructed by Martin Ramsden, the recent purchaser of Kaimflat, Kelso to sell his 215 acres of standing crops.
Top Holstein Sire Eastland Cash Dies 29/06/05
After more than 14 years, the life of top sire Eastland Cash has come to an end.
NFU rallies support to secure future of upland farming 29/06/05
The NFU in the North East is calling on three National Park authorities to support its drive to secure the future of upland farming - and in the process ensure the continued management of the region's much-loved landscape.
NFU Scotland Submits Views On Renewable Energy 29/06/05
Scottish agriculture and rural areas have much to gain from Scottish Executive support for renewable energy projects, according to NFU Scotland.
Record Breaking Entries & New Cookery Theatre Announced for Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show 29/06/05
Whether you like it mild or mature, simple or special the best place to find the finest cheeses and the country's best cheesemakers is the Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show held within the Great Yorkshire Show.
One Man And His Dog Welcome At North West's First Residential Sheepdog School 29/06/05
One of the first fully residential sheepdog training facilities in the country is opening this month at Lee End Farm in Quernmore, Lancashire - the original location for the opening sequences of the TV series 'One Man and His Dog'.
Full House For Pig Health Scheme 29/06/05
ALL assured pig abattoirs in England and Wales have now joined the British Pig Health Scheme which goes nationwide next week.
Bill To Protect And Enhance Common Land Published 28/06/05
Common land in England and Wales would be better protected from development and the ancient rights of commoners safeguarded and enhanced under legislation published today.
Springdale’s lucrative oilseed rape autumn offer 28/06/05
The Springdale Group is offering farmers a lucrative oilseed rape growing contract for this autumn which leaves them free to choose which variety is best suited to their land, but still guarantees to pay £150/tonne delivered, plus an oil content bonus.
Country Bakery Thriving In Converted Potato Shed 28/06/05
A bakery set up in a converted potato shed by an enterprising farmers' wife has proved a success with Cheshire residents.
RFID and PIDC Link up in True Traceback System 28/06/05
The expense and effort of tagging livestock, and identifying crops, fish, and other agricultural products, is wasted without a Web-based database and data management system based on site-specific locations.
RSPB Launches Project To Help Cumbria’s Wetland Birds 28/06/05
The future is looking brighter for wetland birds in Cumbria, with the launch of a new RSPB conservation initiative in the county.
Supermarket beef price lift must match farm level values 27/06/05
An encouraging rise in supermarket beef prices has still to be matched by a corresponding lift in prime cattle values at farm level.
Wheat Study Shows Consistent Take-all Control Value 27/06/05
Treating second wheat seed with a specialist take-all fungicide will more than pay for itself in the vast majority of circumstances
Gatcombe takes delivery of 2000th Claas Lexion combine 27/06/05
CLAAS celebrated the sale of the 2000 th CLAAS LEXION combine to be sold in the UK with a presentation at Cereals 2005 to Mike Dolman, manager for Gatcombe & Aston Farms.
High Sugar Grazing Gives Upland Beef Boost 27/06/05
English producers can boost annual beef output from their upland pastures by around a third, or nearly £240/ha, simply by using a high sugar ryegrass instead of a conventional variety when re-seeding, advises EBLEX.
Kent John Deere dealer leads the way in service technology 27/06/05
John Deere dealership Bell Agricultural Ltd at Ivychurch, Romney Marsh in Kent has just acquired its seventh Service ADVISOR package.
Food Glorious Food – from Harvey Nichols to the WI 24/06/05
The Great Yorkshire Show – the annual showcase for the farming industry – provides the perfect platform for presenting the region’s finest food and drink.
2005 British National Ploughing Championships head for the Fens 24/06/05
The British National Ploughing Championships move this year to the Cambridgeshire Fens, where they will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October at East Fen Farm, Soham.
EFSIS-FABBL Survey Shows Farmers Value Assurance 24/06/05
The overwhelming majority of farmers, 93 percent, say farm assurance is necessary, important or even critical for their business.
NFU Scotland Excellence Awards Still at the Top 24/06/05
Now in their fifth year, the NFU Scotland Excellence Awards were re-launched at the Royal Highland Show by Ross Finnie, Environment and Rural Development Minister.
Morrisons Announcement A Boost For Sheep Industry 24/06/05
The announcement by Morrisons on June 23 of its plans to significantly increase the processing of Scotch lamb at its Turiff plant has being described by NFU Scotland as a significant boost to the sheep industry.
Swim in Vegan Mayo Not Mud at Glastonbury this Year 23/06/05
A Glastonbury festival caterer says” The Vegan mayonnaise tastes delicious and suits everybody”
SML Appoint Milk Records Manager 23/06/05
Paisley based Scottish Milk Laboratories (SML) has appointed Christine Brow as area field manager for its new milk recording service.
Big Belgian Promo for English Lamb 23/06/05
Belgian supermarket chains are gearing up to promote Quality English lamb this summer following a major push by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Royal Show is your window on an enlarged EU 22/06/05
For the first time at a UK event, all ten new Member States will exhibit with the European Commission in a major stand in the International Village and will be represented by their Ministers of Agriculture.
New EU Rural Support Framework Agreed 21/06/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the agreement reached in Luxembourg last night (Monday 20 June) of a new seven-year framework for supporting rural communities across Europe.
EU helps £1M Beef Health Message 21/06/05
The health advantages of beef in a balanced diet will be headlined in a new advertisement to appear in women's magazines, national press and weekend supplements this week.
TB cattle control measures must be balanced with badger culling 21/06/05
Defra must not underestimate the results of a certain shift in the attitude of farmers towards badgers if it presses ahead with changes to compensation payments due to TB reactors at the same time as compulsory pre-movement testing is also introduced, the National Beef Association has warned.
Guard Against Mycotoxins with Careful Harvest Management 21/06/05
British cereal growers can do much to guard against damaging mycotoxin contamination of their grain this summer by careful harvest management, advises Agrovista technical manager, Mark Hemmant.
Alkalage contractors highlighted 21/06/05
All contractors who have attended an Alkalage training session organised by Volac International, together with those with a minimum two years experience making processed urea treated wholecrop, have been highlighted on the company's web site
The Cheek of it! 20/06/05
OOOH you are cheeky - but I like it, was the verdict from diners when pork cheek meat was put on a restaurant menu.
Lettings Decline As Landlords Claim Cap Payments 20/06/05
The Tenant Farmers Association is dismayed but not surprised by the results of the 20th Annual Tenanted Farms Survey carried out by the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
The National Beef Association has published a simple guide for live cattle exports 20/06/05
It is designed to assist breeders and agents who want to sell cattle to customers in both other EU countries, and to those outside the EU, as soon as the current ban is lifted.
£10k funding offered to Dairy Event exhibitors’ overseas guests 20/06/05
A £10,000 funding package is being offered to exhibitors at the Dairy Event to help them expand their export business.
Environmental Stewardship Moves To Monthly Agreements 17/06/05
A Greater flexibility is now available for those wishing to enter the Entry Level (ELS) and Organic Entry Level (OELS) strands of Environmental Stewardship.
Oilseed Rape Trials at Seven Sites in Britain 17/06/05
Winter oilseed rape crops in the north east which have received a managed input programme are on track for an average harvest despite one of the worst ever growing seasons, reports NIAB’s trials manager, David Young from NK’s trial site based at Cockle Park, Morpeth.
Massey Ferguson equipment to suit Scottish conditions at the Highland Show 17/06/05
Massey Ferguson’s completely rejuvenated range of equipment includes a vast array of machines ideally suited to the needs of Scottish and northern English farmers. Many of the machines are on display at the Royal Highland Show for the first time.
Help At Hand For Northumberland's Enterprising Farmers 16/06/05
Enterprising farmers across the north east are being offered a helping hand to turn their innovative business ideas into reality.
Leading Milk Payments Laboratory Expands Into Herd Recording 16/06/05
Leading independent UK milk payments laboratory, Eclipse Scientific Group is expanding into dairy herd recording with the acquisition of herd milk testing specialist, OnMerit.
NFUS Puts Forward Views On Crofting Reform Bill 16/06/05
Welcoming the opportunity to comment on a recent consultation, NFU Scotland has put forward the broad views of members on the Draft Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill.
Farming Must Not Be Pawn In EU Rebate Negotiations 16/06/05
NFU Scotland has expressed serious concern at the apparent willingness of the UK Government to re-open the issue of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform only months since the last changes took effect.
Deerstalker Sets His Sights On Growth With Help From Defra 14/06/05
Northumberland deerstalker Jon Snowdon has expanded his bed and breakfast and training businesses with the help of Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES).
Pig Health Changes up a Gear 14/06/05
COST savings of as much as 5p per kg deadweight could be achieved by improving herd health and performance in the British pig industry.
Charolais semen exported down under 14/06/05
Semen from the top flight Charolais bull, Goldies Unbeatable has been exported to Australia.
John Deere introduces new mounted & trailed sprayers 13/06/05
A new line of mid-specification mounted and trailed sprayers will be available in limited numbers from John Deere this summer, and will be seen in public for the first time at Cereals 2005, incorporating Sprays & Sprayers.
EBLEX/RABI Tractor Raises £17,000 13/06/05
Richard Ali, Chief Executive of the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX), was on hand to celebrate the end of a marathon drive to raise funds for charity.
"It's Your Life" - Health Feature At The Highland Show 13/06/05
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) and a number of partner organisations, of which NFU Scotland is one, are together launching a new project at the Royal Highland Show on 23-26 June 2005, to raise awareness about health issues in Scotland's rural communities.
Biofuels Are Important Part Of The Mix
13/06/05
The Tenant Farmers Association will be using its presence at this years Cereals Event to highlight the importance of biofuels in future farm planning.
Demise of ewe premium payments could hit cash flow 13/06/05
Unless they plan ahead carefully, insufficient cash flow could easily become a serious headache for many sheep businesses this autumn.
RABDF helps dairy farmers achieve major boost from WI 13/06/05
Dairy farmers received a boost at the National Federation of Women’s Institute annual meeting in London this week when the 215,000 member organisation agreed to support better milk prices.
Farmers Advised Of New Address For Notification Of Ammonium Nitrate Inventories 10/06/05
North West farmers are advised that ammonium nitrate notifications should now be sent to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at a new address. This change arises from the closure of HID Help, which previously received and processed notifications.
Success Leads NMR to Phase 2 of Pocket PC System 09/06/05
As part of its on-going development programme, NMR has introduced phase 2 of its pocket-sized dairy software system, Pocket Cow Manager. Users of the highly successful program, that was introduced last September, will receive the upgrade free of charge this month.
570hp to hand held - machinery of all sizes at Cereals 2005 09/06/05
Cereals 2005's status as the country's premier arable farming event will be underlined by the huge range of new machinery that will be launched at it this year - which range from a 570 horsepower monster of a tractor right down to a hand held knapsack sprayer.

BPEX Abattoir Scheme Goes Nationwide 09/06/05
ROADSHOWS have been organised by the British Pig Executive to bring vets and allied industries up to speed with the abattoir monitoring scheme before it goes nationwide.
Diversity still the spice of life - Cereals 2005 09/06/05
While most visitors to Cereals 2005 will be seeking modern answers to their questions, some of the most effective solutions could be found in the historic collection of cereal varieties held by the Norwich-based John Innes Centre...
£500,000 Available To Tackle Rural Stress In England 09/06/05
Defra's fifth Rural Stress Action Plan is providing £500,000 over three years to voluntary and community sector organisations that are providing support to people in rural areas who suffer from stress.
HSE campaign tackles back injuries in agriculture 08/06/05
There can be few people working in agriculture who haven't either suffered a bad back or know someone who has.
Dairy Farming Leaders In Belfast Summit 08/06/05
NFU Scotland last week attended a meeting of dairy farmer representatives from Northern Ireland, England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland.
TFA Supports Criticism Of Arla 08/06/05
The Tenant Farmers Association has expressed its support for the criticism being levelled against Arla for reducing its June milk price by 0.35p per litre.
RABDF repeats bid for Off Milk Regulator post Arla cut 06/06/05
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has reinforced its call for an Off Milk Regulator.
Fresh Start Entrants Need to be Prudent 03/06/05
The Tenant Farmers Association will be using its presence at the Cornwall Show to urge new entrants encouraged by the "Fresh Start" initiative to be level headed when considering tendering for new tenancies.
Import Changes Give Early Lamb Market Chill 03/06/05
Significant changes in the structure of UK sheep meat imports highlighted in the latest trade figures from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) make it vital for early lamb producers throughout England to plan their future strategies with particular care.
DEFRA's TB Testing Plan Not Enough For Scotland 03/06/05
NFU Scotland is urging the Scottish Executive to maintain its resolve in tackling the threat of TB in light of the disappointing recommendations from a Defra working group.
It's a wrap for the green film 02/06/05
Wrapping big bale grass silage in green film this season will help to reduce losses and achieve a higher quality forage over bales wrapped in black film North livestock farmers are discovering.
North East Goes Green - World Environment Day 5 June 02/06/05
As World Environment Day (5 June) approaches, farmers, landowners and community groups have been "doing their bit" to make the North East greener, helping to preserve and enhance our environment.
Forestry Equipment To Leverage Powerful John Deere Brand 01/06/05
At the world’s largest forestry show on June 1, John Deere announced plans to leverage its powerful brand name and well known green and yellow color combination in its forestry equipment line.
Work Continues On Access To Veterinary Medicines 01/06/05
With new EU laws on accessing veterinary medicines due to come into force in five months, NFUS is working to ensure farmers are not unduly restricted from obtaining important medicines.
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