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Specialised Sheep Feeders available from IAE 30/09/05
A specialised shearling lamb feeder with either 300 kg or 600 kg bulk feed capacity is now available from Staffordshire-based livestock equipment manufacturer IAE.
Agrosoft Announces Acquisition Of HM Boot 30/09/05
Agrosoft UK Ltd confirms that it has purchased the assets of pig recording business HM Boot from the administrator.
World Dairy Expo Events chronicled in World Dairy Diary 29/09/05
World Dairy Diary will be keeping World Dairy Expo attendees and non-attendees alike informed about the activities at the event October 4-8 in Madison, WI.
Brussels Talks To Avoid Environmental 'Own Goal' 28/09/05
Scottish MEPs have joined the fight to change a proposed Directive that would be a huge set back in the use of environmentally-friendly fuels and impose a significant cost on UK agriculture.
Beef, We'll Pay Say Consumers! 28/09/05
More than half English consumers are willing to pay more for Quality Standard Mark beef* and should be allowed to do so says English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) chairman John Cross.
TFA in Exclusive Insurance Deal with Towergate Brokers 28/09/05
The Tenant Farmers Association, in conjunction with Towergate Underwriting are providing a new insurance service to their TFA members.
Milk Marque members say "yes" to £15m conversion 27/09/05
A clear majority of the eligible members and former members of dairy co-operative Milk Marque has approved a change of legal status that will convert the organisation into a private limited company and rule changes to facilitate the issue of £15m nominal value of capitalisation shares.
Autumn Sheep Scab Threat 27/09/05
With new sheep being introduced to farms across the country following the Autumn sales, farmers are being urged to be extra vigilant as the industry’s fight against sheep scab continues.
MF Combines cut harvesting costs 27/09/05
Massey Ferguson Activa and Beta combines have been providing robust and reliable performance throughout harvest in 17 different countries this season.
Slaughterers will be looking for heavy carcase cows 26/09/05
Good cows capable of producing heavy carcases and classifying 3 or 4L for fat cover may earn as much as 120-140p per dwkg from slaughter companies ready to process older beef during the week beginning November 7th.
Scottish Cereal Area at 30-year Low 26/09/05
The latest Scottish Executive figures have revealed that the area of land under cereal production in Scotland is at a 30-year low.
Defra grants help North East serve up tasty treats 26/09/05
The North East has a long tradition of producing quality food and drink, with many boasting a history, culture and heritage as ancient as our castles.
Limousin Society Registers 250,000th Calf 26/09/05
The ongoing growth in registrations of pedigree Limousin cattle has been highlighted with an announcement from the British Limousin Cattle Society that it has recently registered its 250,000th calf. 
Great Day Out Along the Furrows 26/09/05
Fifteen pairs of magnificently turned-out heavy horses, top vintage tractor ploughmen and the country’s premier ploughmen will compete at the British National Ploughing Championships.
D-Day for British Lamb in France 26/09/05
THE delights of British lamb were brought home to French Agriculture Minister Dominique Bussereau when he visited a sheep event held at Bellac, near Limoges in France.
RABDF calls for united industry voice to introduce a milk regulator 26/09/05
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has called for the industry to unite and urge Government to introduce, at the earliest, a milk regulator.
Co-ordinated Plan For Pig Research 24/09/05
A co-ordinated plan to tackle urgently needed research in the British pig industry is being drawn up by the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
Latest Costings Show Secrets of Cattle Finishing Success 24/09/05
The latest annual enterprise costings results from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Anyone for FREE farm business or technical advice? 24/09/05
The Milk Development Council (MDC) is looking for dairy farmers across the southwest to host open days and events on their farms - and receive free advice in return.
Holstein USA at World Dairy Expo 23/09/05
World Dairy Expo 2005 is just around the corner and Holstein Association USA, Inc. is inviting everyone who attends the expo to stop by their booth and meet the “Holstein Association Member of the Day” and get a free copy of the 2006 Holstein Association calendar.
Daughter defeats dad at Skipton Charollais sheep fixture 23/09/05
Daughter put one over on father at the annual show and sale of 80 head of commercial Charollais shearling and ram lambs at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart.
First Limousin Embryo Export to USA 23/09/05
The first bovine embryos have been exported to USA following extensive negotiation of  health conditions. 
Launch of Johne’s Disease Awareness Initiative 23/09/05
A cross-industry initiative to raise awareness of Johne’s Disease in cattle is launched at the Dairy Event.
New TB Rules Take Effect 23/09/05
NFU Scotland is reminding its members that new cattle testing laws to protect Scotland from bovine tuberculosis come into effect today (23 September).
Gloucester Dairy Farmer Takes Top Industry Trophy 23/09/05
This year’s winner of the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup, awarded for all round dairy herd performance and business management, is John Round from Elmore, near Gloucester.
Science Must Drive Pesticide Regulation 23/09/05
Reacting to the report published today by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, NFU Scotland has reiterated that science must dictate any future regulation.
Two-way four-wheel drive tractor comes with added driver comfort 22/09/05
A spacious cab with opening front and rear windows for added ventilation has been developed for the Valpadana Series 6500 four-wheel drive tractor to broaden the appeal of this multi-function machine.
Pork - Hiding Its Light Under A Bushel 21/09/05
PORK - the Cinderella meat - can go to the ball thanks to a new A to Z guide for chefs, produced by the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
Milk Link Set To Refinance Without New Funds From Members 21/09/05
At its Annual General Meeting held today, September 20, Milk Link gave an update on its refinancing proposals.
Sheep 2006 to reflect renewed optimism 21/09/05
Sheep 2006, the industry's biennial initiative, will be staged at the Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern on Wednesday 2 August.
Call for Minimum Bureaucracy in Sheep Tagging Rules 21/09/05
NFU Scotland has told the Scottish Executive that new rules regarding the tagging of sheep and recording of movements must deliver clear animal health benefits.
Duke of Gloucester to launch Heritage Skills Fair 20/09/05
HRH The Duke of Gloucester will launch Northumberland National Park Traditional Boundaries Training Scheme at the Heritage Skills Fair.
Annual Cowper Day sale of Horses and Ponies 20/09/05
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held the Annual Cowper Day sale of Horses and Ponies at Kirkby Stephen Mart on Saturday 17th September where 246 head were forward.
Charollais Ram tops NSA sale at Builth Wells 20/09/05
The Charollais breed champion produced by Tim Pritchard of Llantrisant, South Wales, took top price at the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale, held at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.
Breakthrough in China Pig Trade 20/09/05
MOVES by the British pig industry to open trade links with China have taken a major step forward.
OTMS beef supply systems must be reinstated quickly 20/09/05
an effort must be made by farmers and auctioneers to make sure every abattoir that is ready to handle older beef gets the cattle it wants on November 7th.
Sustainable dairy farming requires two things 20/09/05
A sustainable future for the UK's dairy sector will only come through increased milk prices and reduced costs of production.
When The Going Gets Tough 20/09/05
Red meat is tender but the market place for meat is as tough as old boots. How do you ensure your business is a winner?
TFA launches major new Farm Insurance Deal at Dairy Event 20/09/05
The Tenant Farmers Association has joined forces with the Towergate Underwriting Group in a major new, national initiative to provide TFA members with specialist farm insurance which is specifically tailored to the needs of farm tenants.
Growing Gap Shows Value of Faster Store Finish 19/09/05
The value of faster, earlier store finishing in the modern lamb market has been highlighted by the growing gap between the profitability of average and top-performing businesses revealed in the latest annual enterprise costings from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Guidance on the Disposal Options for Common Ragwort 19/09/05
Landowners were today (Monday 19 September) offered new guidelines for getting rid of ragwort - a poisonous plant which kills hundreds of horses each year.
New MDC Officer for Eastern England 19/09/05
Tony Jackson has joined the Milk Development Council (MDC) as Extension Officer for Eastern England, responsible for ensuring dairy farmers are able to apply the latest research and development innovations on-farm.
Defra and Farmer Pitch In to Boost Hadrian's Wall Tourism 16/09/05
A Northumberland family who farm close to Hadrian's Wall are hoping to attract some of the Wall's many tourist visitors with the creation of a new campsite and bunkhouse on their land.
NML Wins Defra Contract for Brucellosis and EBL Testing 16/09/05
NMR's Wolverhampton milk testing laboratory, National Milk Laboratories (NML), has secured the Defra statutory testing contract for brucellosis and EBL (Enzootic Bovine Leucosis).
Royal Smithfield Club to Stage Four Competitions for Meat Producers 16/09/05
Four National Festival of Meat competitions will be staged by The Royal Smithfield Club this year for producers in three major livestock regions.
Volac International secures British Denkavit's assets 16/09/05
Britain’s leading calf nutrition and feeding systems company, Volac International has purchased assets from Poole based British Denkavit.
New Holland lines up at Saltex 2005 16/09/05
New Holland will show its tractor line-up at Saltex 2005, including perhaps a surprise or two, underlining the brand’s commitment to the groundcare professionals’ needs in terms of productivity and user comfort.
Beef income prospects good with ending of OTM rule 15/09/05
Today's confirmation that the OTM Rule will cease to operate in the UK from Monday November 7th gives the industry seven weeks to prepare the ground for the smooth re-entry of beef from older cattle.
MLC chief welcomes OTMS lifting 15/09/05
Meat and Livestock Commission Director General Kevin Roberts said: "This is great news for the British beef industry".
Older Cattle To Enter Food Chain Subject To Safeguards 15/09/05
Advice from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that Defra's proposed robust BSE testing system for older cattle should replace the Over Thirty Months (OTM) rule was accepted today by the Government.
Milestone for Scottish Beef Industry 15/09/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the news that a date has now been set for the return of older cattle to the food chain across the UK.
JCB backhoe loader wins the Greatest Ever Digger title 15/09/05
The world famous JCB backhoe loader has won a television “David and Goliath” contest to be voted the world’s greatest ever digger.
Is there a Future for the North West's Beef Industry? 15/09/05
Thomas Binns, NFU North West's Livestock Board chairman and Lancashire beef and sheep producer , gives his views on the current state of this region's most important agricultural industries.
Warm Welcome for Coppice Grant Change 15/09/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement of an increase in the Scottish Executive grant, which assists farmers to establish short-rotation coppice willow or poplar as an energy crop.
North East Farmers Welcome Walkers 15/09/05
As the annual "Welcome to Walking Week" celebration approaches it has been revealed that more and more routes across the North East are being opened up to walkers with the support of Defra's agri-environment schemes.
Livestock – in Quantity & Quality Expected at Countryside Live 15/09/05
Countryside Live, the “little sister” of the Great Yorkshire Show, looks all set to have well filled livestock classes building on last year’s success.
Improving Access Information For Farmers 14/09/05
With a new right of responsible access to Scotland’s countryside now in force, farmers are increasingly in need of guidance and advice on what the new law means for them.
Orchard Link Cumbrian Apples Needed For Local Processors 14/09/05
Orchard Link is a scheme that has been developed by the NW branch of the Northern Fruit Group to link orchard owners with Cumbrian businesses who require supplies of local apples.
Judges Face Snowdon of Sausages 14/09/05
SAUSAGE competition judges might be forgiven for asking for ropes and crampons to judge the mountain of bangers they face.
Late Single Farm Payment will leave cash shortage for rents 13/09/05
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) are urging landlords and tenants to have early discussions about possible implications arising from late receipt of Single Farm Payment particularly in relation to rent payments.
Good News on Trichinella Testing 13/09/05
POTENTIAL extra costs for the British pig industry are likely to be averted provided final agreement is given by the EU over testing for Trichinella.
Beefy and Lamby Prove Big Hitters 13/09/05
A SERIES of TV adverts featuring cricketing hero characters Ian Botham and Allan Lamb have knocked consumers for six, according to figures released by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Sell-Out Crowd adds Sparkle to JCB Diamond Jubilee Open Day 13/09/05
Members of the public and JCB employees alike descended on the company’s World Headquarters, in Rocester, for the Diamond Jubilee event.
New John Deere 8030 Series tractors offer more power and performance 10/09/05
Increased power, performance and fuel economy are the hallmarks of the new 8030 Series tractors from John Deere.
Take Advantage Of Best Black-Grass Control Opportunity In Five Years 09/09/05
Cereals growers across the country should take advantage of the single best out-of-crop black-grass control by ensuring the most effective stale seedbed or stubble treatment this autumn.
OTM Help For Abattoir Sector 09/09/05
PUTTING older beef back onto the market brings major challenges and opportunities for the abattoir sector both in terms of approval for processing and marketing.
NMR Introduces Type Evaluation Service 09/09/05
NMR is launching a new 16-trait Evaluation service this autumn. Available to all producers, key type details from a fully trained evaluator will be combined with NMR monthly individual cow data.
Silage clinics return to the Dairy Event 09/09/05
The popular silage clinics are returning to the Dairy Event by its organizers, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Dairy Circle – new informal talking shop at the Dairy Event 09/09/05
A cross section of industry representatives, including a Government minister, officials and farmers themselves will be sharing their opinions and ideas at Dairy Circle.
Suffolk society offers generous prizes for Builth 08/09/05
The Suffolk Sheep Society is to sponsor breed class prizes at the NSA Wales & Border Ram Sales this year.
Texel breeders urged to be ruthless in ram culling 08/09/05
Texel breeders need to be ruthless in culling out everything but the very best if they're to retain premium prices.
Spoiled for Choice at Europe’s Biggest Ram Sale 08/09/05
Adding to the huge range of sheep breeds at the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale are Ronald and Sue Jones of Gors Goch, near Llanybydder.
Fuel Prices Hit Hard in Rural Areas 08/09/05
The rising cost of fuel is hitting rural areas hard, according to NFU Scotland. The longer distances between homes, businesses and essential services mean the fuel bills of those living and working in Scotland's countryside are rising fast.
Sons of Toil and Tons of Soil 08/09/05
A two-day workshop is to be held in November by the Applied Research Forum* to examine the most practical and sustainable long-term strategies for soil management in the UK, in the light of climate change.
Peter King comes on board 08/0905
ADDITIONAL wealth of experience in the livestock industry has been brought to the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) with the appointment of new board member Peter King.
Pilot Study On Cost Benefit Analysis Of Badger Control Published 07/09/05
A report summarising the findings of a pilot study modelling "Cost Benefit Analysis of Badger Control" has been published by Defra today.
Trouw Nutrition sole supplier of Denkavit milk replaceR products in the UK 07/09/05
Trouw Nutrition UK has reached agreement (1st September 2005) with the leading milk replacer manufacturer, Denkavit International, to become its sole distributor for Denkavit products in the UK.
EU and UK milk retail margins grow 07/09/05
UK dairy farmers have experienced a greater drop in their share of the retail price of liquid milk compared with their EU counterparts, according to new figures from the Milk Development Council (MDC).
Imbalance In Milk Profits Grows 07/09/05
Scotland's dairy industry is heading for collapse unless supermarkets realise they cannot continue to increase their margins at farmers' expense, according to NFU Scotland.
Glenside tops Llandovery Texels 06/09/05
A top price of 3,500 guineas for a Glenside ram lamb was the high spot of an otherwise cautious day's trading at the Welsh National Texel Sale in Llandovery.
Security cameras offer farmyard peace of mind 06/09/05
Intershape is launching three new options to its range of security and observation cameras this autumn.
Transco pipeline threatens best agricultural land 06/09/05
CLA Wales is calling on National Grid Transco to consider the implications for some of the best agricultural land in Wales if a new route for the second phase of the Transco pipeline is agreed.
Kendal Rough Fell Lamb Cookery Demo at The Westmorland Show 06/09/05 Nick Martin, chef at the Regency Hotel Ambleside, will be cooking up some innovative recipes using Kendal Rough Fell lamb at the Westmorland Show this Thursday.
Partnership Is Boosting North East Flora and Wildlife 06/09/05
A new partnership has been helping to boost the flora and wildlife habitats across the North of England with funding from Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES).
Alliance Strengthens Belgian Blue Beef Breed in the US 06/09/05
In a historic move, the two US Belgian Blue Beef breeder associations, Belgian Blue Breeders Inc. (BBBI) and the American Belgian Blue Breeders, Inc. (ABBB), have voted to blend both associations under one name.
Tesco Commitment To Review Beef Labelling 06/09/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the commitment by Tesco to review the labels on its beef products, following concerns raised by NFUS in a meeting with the supermarket.
Beefy and Lamby Back in the Crease 05/0905
'BEEFY' and 'Lamby' will be back at the crease this autumn batting for the English Beef and Lamb Executive.
Texel sheep breeders prove that quality pays 05/09/05
Border Texel Group members who are selling their rams at the annual Kelso Ram Sale on Friday (Sept 9) have been proving that quality pays.
Study Highlights Better Heifer Finishing Recipe 05/09/05
Most English beef producers have much to gain from finishing continental-cross heifers at a younger age, while many need to focus their attention as much on avoiding under-weight as over-fat carcases.
Top class farm assurance must be rewarded 05/09/05
Beef farmers throughout the UK invest effort and cost into securing top class levels of farm assurance certification and their commitment justifies a proper reward from the market place.
Buyers Show Confidence in Beltex Sheep at Chelford Sale 05/09/05
The Chelford event, having grown considerably in recent years, has now become one of the leading sales for Beltex sheep within the country.
Quality Commands Texel Sheep Trade at Carlisle 03/09/05
A ram lamb from noted Kelso breeder Bruce Renwick of the Castlecairn flock secured that leading price of 36,000gns at the Solway and Tyne Texel Breeders show and sale. 
Britain's Top Ploughmen Going For Gold 03/09/05
The weeks leading up to the British National Ploughing Championships will see Britain's top ploughmen in action throughout September at major international competitions in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Sweden.
Public Consultation On Wild Boar Announced 03/09/05
People affected by, or interested in, wild boar are being encouraged to have their say about how the animals should be managed in England, Biodiversity Minister Jim Knight announced.
Executive's Decision On Beaver Trial The Right Move 03/09/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by Deputy Environment and Rural Development Minister Rhona Brankin not to grant a licence at this stage for a trial introduction of the European beaver in Argyll.
New Secretary for Bluefaced Leicesters 02/09/05
Jean Gibbon brings a wealth of livestock and veterinary knowledge to her new role as secretary of the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders’ Association.
North East winter OSR achieves above ‘average’ harvest 02/09/05
Winter oilseed rape crops in the north east which have received a managed input programme have achieved an above average harvest despite one of the worst ever growing seasons.
Blackface Prime Lambs Promotion 02/09/05
The North of England branch of the Blackface Sheep Breeders is running a show next month as part of a promotion for Blackface prime lambs.
Merlin’s Gator puts on a wizard show 02/09/05
John Deere’s go-anywhere Gator is reaching new heights this summer as part of the RAF Merlin helicopter flying display team.
Rough Fell Country map - French style! 02/09/05
The new Rough Fell Country map – based on the French Ecomusée concept - will be launched at the Westmorland County Show on September 8.
Dectomax Kelso Ram Sales 02/09/05
At this year’s oldest and biggest one day sale of rams in Europe – the Dectomax Kelso Ram Sales at Kelso on Friday September 9 - 6,726 rams will come under the hammer.
Rare breeds at Skipton 02/09/05
A high-profile fixture, which shines the spotlight on traditional, native and rare breed sheep, cattle, poultry and waterfowl, takes place this year at Skipton Auction Mart.
Clock is ticking in Milk Marque conversion poll 01/09/05 Milk Marque is urging its dairy farmer members in the North to waste no further time in returning their proxy vote.
BPEX Agrees £125,000 in Grants 01/09/05
GRANTS of more than £125,000 have been won by a range of companies seeking the improve the supply chain for British pork.
Watch for tuber blight sting, warns British Potato Council 01/09/05
Potato growers need to be on their guard for signs of stem blight as crops reach maturity.
Quality Dominates at Worcester Texel Sale 01/09/05
A record twenty one thousand guineas was the top price paid at the AMC National Texel Show and Sale at Worcester on Tuesday 30 August.
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