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Price Cut Only Adds To Dairy Farmers' Anger 31/08/05
The anger and frustration of Scotland's dairy producers, who have been involved in blockades of milk supplies in recent weeks, will only be exacerbated by today's announcement of a price cut by Robert Wiseman Dairies, according to NFU Scotland.
New Members needed for National Park Authorities and Broads Authority 31/08/05
Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, today announced her intention to appoint new members.
Case IH MXU MAXXUM X Line tractors 31/08/05
CASE IH has introduced three new tractors to its MXU MAXXUM model line-up to widen its appeal to even more customers.
NBA comments on beef assurance in ROI 31/08/05
The National Beef Association has added deliveries from the Republic of Ireland to the import list that falls substantially short of domestic assurance standards.
Rising cattle entries and new foot trimming demonstrations at the Dairy Event 31/08/05
Cattle entries to the Dairy Event to be held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 September are up for the third consecutive year with stall bookings completely sold out.
Lindisfarne Visitors Amazed With Farm Produce 31/08/05
Visitors to Lindisfarne this summer have been enjoying losing themselves in a specially planted maize maze created by three local farmers.
Six ‘All Round’ Herds Compete for Dairy Gold Cup 30/08/05
Six dairy farms, from Wiltshire to Cumbria and including two Jersey herds, have made it through to this year’s final of the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup and will come under the scrutiny of the competition’s judging panel.
Late sown hybrid winter OSR demonstrates high yields 30/08/05
Hybrid winter oilseed rape drilled in mid October has demonstrated yields of more than 3.5t/ha.
NFUS Livestock Chairman to Speak at Badger Conference 30/08/05
NFU Scotland Livestock Committee Chairman, Nigel Miller, will address the Scottish Badgers Annual Conference on Saturday 27 August at Oatridge College.
NSA Colour Coding for Scrapie 30/08/05
The drive to eliminate scrapie has moved up a gear with the NSA Ram Sale Committee's decision to introduce the new system of genotype markings at this year's main ram sale.
Welsh Winter Fair Visit Prompts Overseas Texel Mission 30/08/05
A Brazilian farmer's trip to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair has led to a visit by Texel Sheep Society chief executive, Steven Maclean, and chairman, Keith Campbell, to Uruguay and Brazil.
Carlisle Venue For Beef Expo 2006 30/08/05
Next year's national beef event, Beef Expo 2006, is to be held at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Friday, June 2.
Possums present solutions for TB in Wales 26/08/05
Possums, Buffalo and White Tail Deer could hold the key to the successful eradication of TB in cattle in Wales, according to CLA Wales Director, Julian Salmon.
Seed Company Warning Re Lack Of Potash 26/08/05
Livestock farmers must pay more attention to their fertiliser policy if they want to maximise the output from their grassland says leading seed company, Hunters of Chester.
Report Reveals True Story Behind Supermarkets' Brazilian Beef 26/08/05
Scottish farmers will be outside Tesco and Asda supermarkets on Friday urging shoppers to buy Scotch and highlighting the truth behind imported Brazilian beef.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point support places snapped up! 25/08/05
NEARLY half of HACCP support places have been snapped up just two weeks after the Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) offered them to red meat plants countrywide.
NMR Introduces Dairy Herd Key Performance Indicators 25/08/05
NMR is introducing a dairy herd benchmarking service, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) at this year's Dairy Event.
Beef & Lamb Supply Chain Aid 25/08/05
A GROUP of businesses is celebrating after they won cash under the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) grant scheme.
Farm Saved Seed Oilseed Rape proves false economy 25/08/05
Sowing Farm Saved Seed this season could be false economy for winter oilseed rape growers.
New Oil Storage Regulations may apply to farmers 24/08/05
With September ushering in new rules for oil storage for non-agricultural users, the Environment Agency is clarifying what farmers need to do to store oil safely and how the new regulations apply to them.
Poultry Industry Keeps Watching Brief On Bird Flu 24/08/05
Scotland's poultry producers are keeping a close eye on the spread of avian flu, which has moved westwards across Russia.
McCormick appoints new area manager for south Wales and south-west England 24/08/05
Farm and groundscare tractor manufacturer, McCormick, have appointed Steve Cann as the new area manager.

Einstein Maintains Place at the Top For Winter Wheat Yield 24/08/05
As combines roll across the country early results for Einstein are looking very encouraging, says Lee Robinson of plant breeders Nickerson.
Beefing About Cattle Prices 23/08/05
BLAME for the weaker cattle prices being experienced over the last few weeks can't be laid wholly at the door of lower consumer demand.
Energy Efficiency On Farm Factsheet 23/08/05
The Milk Development Council (MDC) has just produced a new fact sheet to provide clear information for dairy farmers on using energy efficiently on the farm.
Countryside Live – Fun For All 23/08/05
Plans for the third Countryside Live Food & Farming Fair are well underway.
Rural Business Advice wheeled out to Agricultural Shows 23/08/05
The Rural Development Service in the North East has teamed up with Business Link County Durham to offer free advice sessions at two of the region's top agricultural shows.
Pig Herd Falls but Slaughterings Up 23/08/05
THE latest provisional Defra census figures showing a further small reduction in the national pig breeding herd are a disappointment says British Pig Executive (BPEX) Chairman Stewart Houston.
Plan Ahead for Greatest OTM Rule Change Value 23/08/05
English beef and dairy herds will need to plan ahead this autumn with an understanding of all the main issues involved if they are to take full advantage of the probable Over Thirty Month rule change.
High index recorded Texels maximise ram returns 23/08/05
Targeting the extra premium that puts the edge on your profit can be made much easier by using high index recorded rams according to the Texel Sheep Society.
Imported beef falls below UK standards 22/08/05
Enquiries by the National Beef Association reveal that the farm assurance requirements on Brazilian imports fall well short of the standards set in the UK.
Beef from the Dairy Herd at Dairy Event 22/08/05
Beef from the Dairy Herd is a first time exhibition to be featured at the Dairy Event, Europe's premier two day business to business exhibition.
Local Belgian Blue cattle breeders draw the crowds at Carlisle 22/08/05
A crowded ringside of breeders and enthusiasts gathered for the Belgian Blue sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
McCormick's new utility farm tractor line-up 22/08/05
New C-Max and extended F Series add to McCormick's utility farm tractor line-up.
NSA Ram Sale Confidence 22/08/05
Confidence in the sheep industry means that Europe’s biggest ram sale promises to be better than ever this year.
Potato crops face blight threat warns BPC 19/08/05
POTATO crops face a high blight threat according to the British Potato Council.
Promoting Beef The Healthy Way 19/08/05
THE health and nutrition benefits of eating beef have been put together in an attractive booklet for health professionals as part of an EU funded promotion package for the meat.
The Greenland Dialogue 19/08/05
Climate change and Environment Minister Elliot Morley has witnessed growing evidence of how man-made climate change is affecting Greenland's ice-cap.
Defra Grants Are Making A Difference For Rural Communities And The Environment 19/08/05
Rural communities, rural economies and the environment have all benefited from Defra's England Rural Development Programme (ERDP), a report out today shows.
New Claas Lexion 600 takes combining to new output levels 18/08/05
CLAAS has introduced a new top-of-the-range model, the LEXION 600 which is the most powerful combine in the World.
USDA Announces Web Soil Survey 18/08/05
US Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns has announced the launch of a USDA Web Soil Survey site that will provide secure public access to the national soils information system.
Three new additions to the CLAAS 2006 combine line-up 17/08/05
The three new additions to the CLAAS combine range for 2006 provides something
for everybody.
Walkers Celebrate Permanent Right To Access Forestry Estates 17/08/05
Walkers in England today celebrated the permanent right to access 165,000 hectares of forest and woodland.
Dairy Event 2005 features Diversifarm - new diversification exhibition 16/08/05
Diversifarm, a major new exhibition covering abroad spectrum of farm diversification activitieswill feature at Dairy Event 2005.
BSE Testing Regime Ready For OTM Beef Return 16/08/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the confirmation today from the Food Standards Agency that the BSE testing regime has been successfully trialled and is able operate across the UK.
Increased Demand for Beltex Rams Continues at Carlisle 15/08/05
The continuing increase in demand for Beltex rams was underlined at the premier show and sale of the breed at Carlisle on Thursday and Friday (August 11 and 12).
Still Time To Sow Catch Crops That Could Make You An Extra £100/acre 15/08/05
Many livestock farmers could easily make an extra £100 an acre by sowing catch brassica crops for low cost, self-feed winter fodder, says Michael Shannon from British Seed Houses.
Quality Control Key for Texel Rams 15/08/05
Texel breeders have been urged to ‘checklist’ the quality of their rams as they approach the main sale season.
Oilseed Rape Harvest Cost Savings 15/08/05
Oilseed rape combining costs have been all but halved this harvest with low biomass crops, according to a field study undertaken by the Masstock Arable Group with growers across the country.
Blackgrass trials show Crystal-clear advantage for pre-ems 15/08/05
Blackgrass trials carried out by Masstock have proven the worth of a pre-emergence herbicide in winter wheat. The trials also suggest those growers who delayed control until spring will have suffered a significant yield loss.
John Deere at Dairy Event 2005 13/08/05
John Deere is once again sponsoring the machinery demonstration area at this year's Dairy Event, which this year features cubicle bedding and straw chopping equipment.
Strong demand for Vendeen at Carlisle 13/08/05
A strong demand prevailed at the British Vendeen sheep society’s premier show and sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, attracting a good ringside of buyers on Friday 12th August 2005.
Angled Nozzle Success Against Black-Grass 12/08/05
A RADICAL forward angled spray nozzle launched to help wheat growers boost control of the UK's burgeoning black-grass problem has received positive farmer support.
Beef producers urged to consider simple stratified breeding regime 11/08/05
Beef producers were urged to consider adopting a simple stratified system to enable them to develop sustainable and profitable herds, by SAC's beef specialist, Gavin Hill.
Action Needed To Save Woodland Wildflowers 11/08/05
Action is needed to help reverse the decline of many of Britain's best-loved woodland flowers, including the primrose, the nation's most extensive ecological woodland survey has found.
Northumberland Farmer At Cutting Edge Of Retailing 11/08/05
A Northumberland farmer is taking on the cutting edge of retailing following the opening of a new meat cutting and processing plant with the help of Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES).
Science must dictate TB control 11/08/05
CLA Wales is calling for a combination of culling and vaccination of badgers and cattle instead of just the culling of cattle as a means of bringing the disease under control.
Massey Ferguson cultivates tillage tractor options 11/08/05
From the acre-eating flagship MF 8400 Series right through to the nimble MF 5400 Series, the totally revitalised Massey Ferguson tractor range has a model to suit every conceivable arable operation.
Time for Pig Producers to Review and Plan 11/08/05
UK pig producers can review their current performance records and obtain expert advice and support from industry specialists, thanks to a new initiative named Recording Review.
Three UK bulls in top 10 MDC breeding+ rankings 11/08/05
Three UK proved bulls are in the top 10 in the Milk Development Council’s (MDC’s) latest rankings of Holstein proven dairy bulls published this week.
People Plump for Popular Pork 10/08/05
PORK is becoming more popular for people eating out with the latest figures showing a six per cent rise.
AGCO’s European Operations Centre breaks new ground 10/08/05
Building work has started on AGCO’s new European Operations Centre at Abbey Park, Stoneleigh.
Let Dick have a Butchers! 10/08/05
MASTER butcher Dick van Leeuwen has joined the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) as project manager with responsibility for the independent butchery and small abattoir sectors.
TFA welcomes the review of levy bodies 10/08/05
The Tenant Farmers Association welcomes the review of levy bodies being conducted by Rosemary Radcliffe.
No need for increased Coastal Access 09/08/05
CLA Wales is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government not to burden the taxpayer with extra costs by introducing extra, unnecessary, access to the coastline.
Crofters Give Views On Cattle Improvement Scheme 09/08/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the Executive's plans to maintain a scheme to assist crofters with cattle quality improvement.  However, following consultation with its crofting members, the Union has raised some questions over the proposed Crofters Cattle Quality Improvement Scheme (CCIS).
Funding for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty 09/08/05
Jim Knight, Minister for Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity, today visited the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to celebrate up to £3.5m more for AONBs to ensure that England's finest landscapes remain living, working, thriving and beautiful.
Tenant Farmers Association says OFT not up to job 08/08/05
The Tenant Farmers Association has reacted angrily to the conclusion of the Office of Fair Trading that the current supermarket code of practice should remain unchanged.
National Study Highlights Positive 2005 Wheat Planting Intentions 08/08/05
Unlike many farming sectors, UK wheat growing is set to hold-up very positively under a reformed CAP, according to an extensive 2006 national cropping intentions study conducted by RAGT Seeds this summer.
Lord Hotham is new President of Yorkshire Agricultural Society 08/08/05
The new President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society for 2005-06 is Lord Hotham of Dalton Hall, Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Brecon Show celebrates anniversary with record crowds 08/08/05
Brecon Show celebrated the 250th anniversary of its society, the oldest in the United Kingdom, with record crowds of at least thirty thousand. The gate was more than thirty per cent up on last year's 22,200 which had in its turn been a record.
New Prices Are Sheepskin Deep 08/08/05
SKIN prices can have a major influence on the overall market price for lambs and ewes and the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) is reflecting this in the latest addition to its website.
Cubicle bedder and straw chopper demonstration at the Dairy Event 07/08/05
Cubicle bedder and straw chopper demonstrations will be among the main activities featured at the Dairy Event 2005, to be staged on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 September at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry by its organizers the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Throw-off Short-Term Dairy Beef Planning Shackles 07/08/05
The English dairy beef sector will miss out on the golden opportunity offered by a likely decline in both domestic bull and heifer supplies from 2006 coupled with a resumption in normal beef exports if it continues to be shackled by short-term planning.
In Celebration of the British Sausage 07/08/05
THE great British banger has re-invented itself as a fashionable food, served in the country's top restaurants with a market worth almost £500 million a year.
Grass cutting contractors choose John Deere 05/08/05
When it came to choosing a new machine for their expanding grass cutting business, County Tyrone-based McGrath Contracts went for the John Deere 1565.
National Park Authority Boards Shape Up To Face The Future 05/08/05
Rural Affairs Minister Jim Knight today announced a reduction in the size of English National Park Authority boards, as recommended by the Review of English National Park Authorities.
Look To Your Local Market Say Leading Miller And Breeder 05/08/05
A leading miller has declared its support for all Group 2 wheats, and is warning against the exclusion of particular varieties over others.
Secure Your Land at Pembrokeshire Show 04/08/05
The Land Registry will be ‘at home’ at the CLA Pavilion during the United Counties Show on August 10 and the following week at the Pembrokeshire Show.
Fendt and Valtra join Massey Ferguson at Saltex 2005 04/08/05
AGCO will be using 100m² extra space on its expanded stand at Saltex to show its widest ever range of equipment for professional users. Joining Massey Ferguson for the first time this year is also equipment from Fendt and Valtra.
NFUS anger at Office of Fair Trading UK Supermarket Whitewash 04/08/05
Scotland's farming union has expressed its anger at the Office of Fair Trading announcement today that it will not be considering any further steps to police the relationship between UK supermarkets and their suppliers.
Older Cattle Disposal Scheme has more good points than bad 03/08/05
The proposed Older Cattle Disposal Scheme (OCDS) for pre-August 1996 born animals, which is expected to replace the soon to be terminated OTMS, has many more good points than bad, the National Beef Association said today.
This Green And Pleasant Land of Agri-Environment Schemes 03/08/05
Farmers and landowners across the North East have been doing their bit to ensure England remains this green and pleasant land with the help of Defra's agri-environment schemes.
Anger as up to 90% of milk price rise 'goes missing' 03/08/05
The reason for recent increases in the retail price of fresh milk was the escalating costs of producing milk on farms.  Yet, most farmers have received 10 per cent or less of the extra revenue.
Getting To Grips With IPPC 03/08/05
A SPECIALISED training package has been developed to help pig farmers, their staff and allied trades get to grips with Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control.
Chinese market for British pork a step nearer 03/08/05
THE Chinese have at last officially acknowledged the UK as being free of Classical Swine Fever bringing the opening of their market for British pork and pork products a step nearer.
MDC's Latest Improvement Programme Breeding+ Goes Live 03/08/05
The Milk Development Council has launched its latest Farm Improvement Programme breeding+.
UK Beef Imports Have High Environmental Cost 03/08/05
NFUS has spelt out the potential damage to the environment of relying on imported beef to meet the demands of UK consumers.
Texel Tops NSA Early Ram Sale 03/08/05
A Texel full of power and character led the field at the NSA Early Ram Sale. The shearling ram, Cwmcerrrig King Boxer was sold by Hywel Thomas who runs the Cennen Flock at Trapp.
Lord Bach to attend Dairy Event 2005 02/08/05
Minister for Sustainable Farming and Food, Lord Bach is to meet with livestock farmers and address the industry at the Dairy Event 2005.
Nickerson and Advanta Announce Integration Plan 02/08/05
The seed companies Nickerson (UK) and Advanta UK have announced integration and restructuring plans for their joint activities.
BPEX Primes Pristine Pork Products 02/08/05
PORK and apple buffet Melton pies and two new varieties of sausage roll are on their way to the supermarket shelves thanks to a report from the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
Principle of Beef Aid Package Agreed 02/08/05
As a result of exceptional circumstances last year when Scottish beef producers faced a 30 per cent scaleback under a beef subsidy scheme, the European Commission has agreed to the principle of an aid package.
Take-all Damages HGCA Recommended List Second Cereal Trial Sites 02/08/05
Take-all reached damaging levels at nine out of the 10 HGCA Recommended List second cereal trial sites this season, according to the first-ever monitoring of the disease in these trials.
Plan Early Lamb Tupping With Realistic Budgets 02/08/05
Carefully planned tupping on the basis of realistic budgets will be more essential than ever this summer if English early lamb producers are to make the most of an increasingly challenging spring market.
Milk Marque members to vote on £15m conversion 02/08/05
All 10,149 members of Milk Marque are being asked to approve a change of legal status that will convert the organisation into a private limited company.
RICS rural land market shows increase in farmland for sale 01/08/05
The amount of farmland on the market is up for the first time in three years, as many farmers opt to sell now the period of uncertainty over CAP reform has come to an end, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) rural land survey.
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