Border Livestock Exchange has been instructed by Martin Ramsden, the recent purchaser of Kaimflat, Kelso to sell his 215 acres of standing crops.
After more than 14 years, the life of top sire Eastland Cash has come to an end.
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.
Scottish agriculture and rural areas have much to gain from Scottish Executive support for renewable energy projects, according to NFU Scotland.
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 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'.
ALL assured pig abattoirs in England and Wales have now joined the British Pig Health Scheme which goes nationwide next week.
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.
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.
A bakery set up in a converted potato shed by an enterprising farmers' wife has proved a success with Cheshire residents.
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.
The future is looking brighter for wetland birds in Cumbria, with the launch of a new RSPB conservation initiative in the county.
An encouraging rise in supermarket beef prices has still to be matched by a corresponding lift in prime cattle values at farm level.
Treating second wheat seed with a specialist take-all fungicide will more than pay for itself in the vast majority of circumstances
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.
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.
John Deere dealership Bell Agricultural Ltd at Ivychurch, Romney Marsh in Kent has just acquired its seventh Service ADVISOR package.
The Great Yorkshire Show – the annual showcase for the farming industry – provides the perfect platform for presenting the region’s finest food and drink.
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.
The overwhelming majority of farmers, 93 percent, say farm assurance is necessary, important or even critical for their business.
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.
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.
A Glastonbury festival caterer says” The Vegan mayonnaise
tastes delicious and suits everybody”
Scottish Milk Laboratories (SML) has appointed Christine
Brow as area field manager for its new milk recording service.
supermarket chains are gearing up to promote Quality English
lamb this summer following a major push by the English
Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
OOOH you are cheeky - but I like it, was the verdict from diners when pork cheek meat was put on a restaurant menu.
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.
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.
A £10,000 funding package is being offered to exhibitors at the Dairy Event to help them expand their export business.
A Greater flexibility is now available for those wishing to enter the Entry Level (ELS) and Organic Entry Level (OELS) strands of Environmental Stewardship.
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’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.
Enterprising farmers across the north east are being offered a helping hand to turn their innovative business ideas into reality.
Leading independent UK milk payments laboratory, Eclipse Scientific Group is expanding into dairy herd recording with the acquisition of herd milk testing specialist, OnMerit.
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.
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.
Northumberland deerstalker Jon Snowdon has expanded his bed and breakfast and training businesses with the help of Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES).
COST savings of as much as 5p per kg deadweight could be achieved by improving herd health and performance in the British pig industry.
Semen from the top flight Charolais bull, Goldies Unbeatable has been exported to Australia.
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.
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.
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.
The Tenant Farmers Association will be using its presence
at this years Cereals Event to highlight the importance of
biofuels in future farm planning.
they plan ahead carefully, insufficient cash flow could
easily become a serious headache for many sheep businesses
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
There can be few people working in agriculture who haven't either suffered a bad back or know someone who has.
NFU Scotland last week attended a meeting of dairy farmer representatives from Northern Ireland, England, Wales, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland.
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.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has reinforced
its call for an Off Milk Regulator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.