Renewable fuels will produce no environmental benefit if
tropical rainforests are destroyed in order to grow them,
the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is warning.
Case IH is continuing to expand the parts offered for older machines by adding
a further 200 items to its heritage parts inventory in the first two months of
NFU Scotland is reiterating its priorities for the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
negotiations at meetings in Brussels this week.
Edinburgh Genetic Evaluation Services, a new service for the UK livestock industry,
was launched today.
The JCB Dancing Diggers are to feature at the 2006 Great Yorkshire Show, organisers
Threats of a severe winter, with the first signs emerging this month, will drive
rodents indoors to seek food and warmth.
Continental buyers will be back in the market for Aberdeen-Angus beef from the
UK when export markets re-open early in 2006.
Land managers in Scotland will shortly benefit from additional funding that has
been granted by Scottish Natural Heritage to the Paths for All Partnership.
CLA Wales chairman Ross Murray is calling on the consumer to back the future
of Rural Wales by supporting farmers and land managers or risk losing the landscape
and all that goes with it.
LOOK after your soil and it will look after you was the message from a workshop
run by the Applied Research Forum (ARF).
RECORDED rams are proving their worth as commercial buyers put them top of their
lists says the manager of MLC's Signet Breeding Service Sam Boon.
Despite blizzard conditions, renewed interest in the Charolais breed fuelled
one of the most buoyant trades for females since prior to the introduction of
OTMS with entries from the event’s Christmas Cracker taking the lead.
A prosperous and vibrant countryside depends on people. It might sound obvious,
but it's becoming increasingly difficult for people to do just that.
CLA Wales has succeeded in persuading the Welsh Assembly Government to reverse
its decision to cut Tir Gofal management payment rates.
NFUS has stressed that by emphasising and building on its reputation for producing
fresh, healthy, safe and tasty food, Scottish farming can secure its market.
English store lamb producers selling into the New Year market are going to need
to select the correct type and weight of lambs.
Haymarket Land Events has appointed Geoff Burgess as event presenter to manage
the Smithfield show, which runs from 30 November to 2 December 2006.
Farmers from across the North East are helping to develop Defra's "Whole
Farm Approach" to support the farming industry.
UNCERTAINTY once again surrounds the Cheshire farming industry as it enters yet
another period of change now that cattle over thirty months old is allowed back
into the food chain.
Enterprising farmers across Northumberland have had their presentation and media
skills polished to help them educate the public about rural life and work.
The proposed new Animal Health and Welfare Bill could enhance Scotland's reputation
for the highest standards of animal care, according to NFU Scotland.
Turnout for this year's show was a credit to all exhibitors, said George Young,
chairman of the National Primestock Show & Sale.
Increased milk yields and improved feed conversion efficiency were the key responses
in high yielding dairy cows that were fed a live yeast culture supplement in
trials carried out at Harper Adams University College earlier this year.
Retailers should be more involved in improving things for livestock farmers.
This was the major conclusion from a survey carried out by the Red Meat Industry
The British Charolais Cattle Society is to upgrade its registration and genetic
evaluation system service provider to Breedplan technology.
A real marketing opportunity for Aberdeen-Angus was revealed at the National
Primestock Show at Bingley Hall, Stafford.
Egg and poultry producers will get the chance to ask avian flu experts questions
about disease prevention and the government's contingency plans.
The first exportation of privately owned Charolais semen to Brazil in more than
10 years has been agreed.
Growing supermarket power was top of the agenda as Ayrshire farmers met with
MPs and MSPs recently.
John Deere is introducing an improved version of the Aercore 800 pedestrian aerator
for the 2006 season, featuring a more powerful engine, smoother and more efficient
operation and easier maintenance.
A MAJOR spring barley variety that not only brings new levels of yield but
could also widen growers’ end market opportunities thanks to strong performance
in domestic and European malting tests is being launched to UK growers for
A new research project is trying to get an accurate Sheep Video Image Analysis
System (VIA) for predicting carcase classification and meat yield.
A second lamb sorting trial has reinforced the principle that
sorting lambs prior to sale can bring financial benefits to farmers.
Organic food producers from across the North East are set to showcase the delicacies
they offer at a special Slow Food Lunch this month (November).
The prestigious Blamire Medal, which earlier this year was awarded to former
Harrison & Hetherington chairman the late John Hetherington has been presented
to his son Peter.
Ten young people have pulled on their wellies and started work down on the farm,
thanks to the Rural Futures Farm Assistant Scheme.
There is a growing need to engage young people throughout England with rural
issues and the natural environment, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Knight said on
a visit to Lancashire.
England's historic rural environment is an asset that must be protected and treasured,
Rural Affairs Minister Jim Knight said last night.
NFU Scotland has written to the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, urging him to make
a long-term commitment to the 20 pence per litre duty cut for biofuel.
Welsh farming can deliver prosperity, but individual success depends on controlling
costs, a sure understanding of global positioning, and learning how to make a
profit without the benefit of the Single Farm Payment.
The Scottish Parliament's Environment and Rural Development Committee has agreed
to conduct an inquiry into supermarket power.
THE ZAP Salmonella Programme is moving forward with its aim of reducing the prevalence
of Salmonella in British pigs.
If European budget negotiations over the next year are successful, £150
million in annual funding could deliver massive benefits to the Scottish countryside
and rural communities.
A green-conscious farmer is combining business success with environmental improvements
to boost local wildlife with help from Defra's agri-environment schemes.
Rural affairs funding will be more flexible and accessible under new EU regulations,
UK Rural Affairs Minister Jim Knight told an EU Presidency conference yesterday.
NFU Scotland has warmly welcomed the publication of proposals to require beef
sold in restaurants and other food outlets to be clearly labelled with the
country of origin.
NFU Scotland President John Kinnaird has welcomed the announcement today by Rural
Development Minister Ross Finnie that farmers will receive 75 per cent of their
SingleFarm Payment when the payment window opens in December.
Dairy cow rations containing a highly palatable 100% protected fat product based
on increased levels of C:16 fatty acids can boost individual cow milk returns
by around 40 pence a day.
The recent hype surrounding Bird Flu should not put the public off ordering north
west farm-fresh turkeys for Christmas this year, the NFU said today.
There is growing concern that ignorance or complacency could result in a shortage
of wild game meat when new EU regulations come into force in two months time.
Andrew Hornall will be presented with the challenge of judging the 85 Charolais
bulls at the breed society's show Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 25 November.
Scottish “raider” Robbie Galloway had a virtual clean sweep at the
annual North of England Aberdeen-Angus Calf Show at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton
Auction Mart, on Saturday. (Nov 12).
As manager to one of Cumbria’s largest suckler herds, David Lawton is confident
that he will be able to continue to consistently deliver the goods.
English dairy and beef herds should take particular care with the renewed food
chain marketing of animals born after July 1996.
Northumberland farmer Donald MacPherson is a man on a mission - to ensure consumers
can enjoy "tender, tasty beef - every time!"
Doncaster-based tractor manufacturer McCormick has won recognition for the performance
and features of its new XTX model by winning the ‘Tractor of the Year 2006’ award.
Meat-Source, a free interactive guide to the whole red meat supply chain, is
now live on the Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) website.
Scotland's farming union (NFU Scotland) has warmly welcomed the introduction
by the UK government of a target for the use of environmentally-friendly road
fuels, which farmers can provide the raw material for.
The new CLAAS SCORPION telehandler is the result of the recently formed collaboration
between CLAAS and Kramer in Überlingen (Lake Constance). 11/11/05
Rosemary Radcliffe was congratulated for the quality of her report, making recommendations
on the future of the five British levy-funded Non-Departmental Public Bodies
North East farmers are poised to grow the fuel of the future thanks to a government
announcement that should kick-start Britain's fledgling biofuels industry.
Landowners in Wales are ready and willing to help address the rural housing crisis,
but they do need a financial incentive.
Leading animal feed supplier NWF Agriculture Ltd has opened a new feed blending
unit at Penrith.
Massey Ferguson scooped yet another machinery award during this week's
prestigious Agritechnica Show in Hanover.
The Addison family from Spittalls Farm, Low Moor, Penrith, has made it through
to the final of the prestigious National Grassland Management Competition.
International dairy cattle will probably follow other agricultural industries
and move into crossbreeding for commercial production.
Reacting to the results published today by Robert Wiseman Dairies, NFU Scotland
has stressed that the UK’s major milk processors have a responsibility
to work with farmers to secure a sustainable supply chain.
For almost a year, around 60 second generation versions of large XERION tractors
from Claas (3300 series) have been at work in Germany.
Regular snacking and plenty of time on the couch may not be a healthy lifestyle
for humans but, it is the way for dairy cows to maintain optimum health and productivity.
A green-thinking farmer has secured funding from Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme
(RES) to support his latest business venture.
Wildlife and farming advisors from across the North West met up today (Tuesday
8th November) to learn how to apply Defra's new Environmental Stewardship options
for the benefit of farmland birds.
John Deere’s newest tractor can be seen in public for the first time anywhere
in the UK at this year’s British Potato 2005 event.
Bird owners should be making plans on how their birds could be moved indoors
at short notice, should it be necessary, Debby Reynolds, the Government's chief
vet said today.
Farmers who diversify to boost profitability will be hard hit financially if
controversial proposals for a new 'land tax' are included in the chancellor's
pre-budget report later this month.
It was said by many to be one of the best shows of Whitebred Shorthorn bulls
seen for some years.
English cereal beef producers could double their gross margins by feeding head-cut
wheat alkalage in place of rolled barley, according to the latest English Beef
and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) trials.
NFU Scotland has welcomed the return of over thirty month (OTM) beef to the food
chain from today (7 November).
Judith Barbour of the Ewebank flock led the Sale with her one crop ewe.
A dazzling show and spectacular prices were the order of the day at the Red Ladies
Limousin Derby at Carlisle on Friday 4th November.
THE Case IH AFX 8010 combine has been revised for the 2006 harvest, with improvements
including more power and added features to the cleaning system.
The Fendt tractor line-up at the Agritechnica 2005 comprises seven ranges from
65 to 360 HP.
A SPECIALIST executive programme for future leaders of the red meat industry
was launched at the Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) conference in London on
Following the introduction of the new ARES 507 and 607 range earlier this year,
a number of new additions and updates to the CLAAS tractor range will be launched
Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Mart was the venue for the 23rd
Northern Expo Holstein Show.
Jeremy Milnes has been appointed Brand & Communications Manager at McCormick
Tractors International Ltd.
THE Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) programme's benefits so far would translate
to income improvements of between £500 and £800 million a year
if applied to a critical mass of the industry.
Potato growers have been warned to be on the look-out for rotting tubers appearing
soon after stores are loaded.
A range of outstanding new features further boost the power, performance and
versatility of Massey Ferguson’s flagship MF 8400 Series.
Consumers and politicians are being urged by Scotland's farming union to join
the campaign to tackle the increasing power of the supermarkets.
Cumbria FWAG are hosting an event looking at managing set aside for environmental
benefit at Aikbank Farm, Calthwaite, Penrith on Thursday 17th November 2005.
NFU Scotland has rejected a recommendation from a Parliamentary Committee for
the agricultural industry to pick up the cost of disease outbreaks.
Farm assurance is earning beef producers selling through English auction markets
an average of 6.68p/kg, over £38/animal and more than £8.5 million/year
Farm assurance is generating valuable extra income for English sheep producers.
NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the supermarket Sainsbury has
decided to dramatically increase the amount of Scotch red meat sold in its 18
NFU's North West Livestock Board Chairman, Thomas Binns, is calling for a full
ban on Brazilian beef coming into this country.
Organisers of the Countryside Live Food and Farming Fair held this weekend (29
and 30 October) have announced record breaking attendance figures.
A TOP Japanese agricultural official has been on whistle-stop tour of England
looking at agri-environmental issues.
A group of Cumberland sausage producers formed an Association last week with
the aim of protecting the traditional Cumberland Sausage from lesser quality
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