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Don’t Destroy Rainforests To Grow Biofuels Warns CLA 30/11/05
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.


More Case IH parts with Gold Value 30/11/05
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 2006.
NFU Scotland Sets Out WTO Priorities 30/11/05
NFU Scotland is reiterating its priorities for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations at meetings in Brussels this week.
New Resource for the UK Livestock Industry 29/11/05
Edinburgh Genetic Evaluation Services, a new service for the UK livestock industry, was launched today.
JCB Diggers Dance at Great Yorkshire Show 29/11/05
The JCB Dancing Diggers are to feature at the 2006 Great Yorkshire Show, organisers have announced.
Think Wildlife Encourages Responsible Rodent Control 29/11/05
Threats of a severe winter, with the first signs emerging this month, will drive rodents indoors to seek food and warmth.
Europe Wants UK Aberdeen-Angus Beef 29/11/05
Continental buyers will be back in the market for Aberdeen-Angus beef from the UK when export markets re-open early in 2006.
NFUS Welcomes Announcement of Access Funding 28/11/05
Land managers in Scotland will shortly benefit from additional funding that has been granted by Scottish Natural Heritage to the Paths for All Partnership.
Your Countryside Needs You 28/11/05
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.
Better Soil = Better Profitability 28/11/05
LOOK after your soil and it will look after you was the message from a workshop run by the Applied Research Forum (ARF).
Ramming Home Value of EBVs 28/11/05
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.
Carlisle Charolais females meet solid demand 28/11/05
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.
Landowners ready to help rural housing crisis 28/11/05
A prosperous and vibrant countryside depends on people. It might sound obvious, but it's becoming increasingly difficult for people to do just that.
Tir Gofal Success 28/11/05
CLA Wales has succeeded in persuading the Welsh Assembly Government to reverse its decision to cut Tir Gofal management payment rates.
Reputation of Scottish Produce Key To Success 25/11/05
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.
Best Practice Guidance for Store Lamb Producers 25/11/05
English store lamb producers selling into the New Year market are going to need to select the correct type and weight of lambs.
Geoff Burgess to head Smithfield show team 25/11/05
Haymarket Land Events has appointed Geoff Burgess as event presenter to manage the Smithfield show, which runs from 30 November to 2 December 2006.
North East Farmers Help Defra Develop Whole Farm Approach 25/11/05
Farmers from across the North East are helping to develop Defra's "Whole Farm Approach" to support the farming industry.
NFU to Prepare Cheshire Farmers for More Changes in Beef Market 24/11/05
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.
Presentation Skills Honed for Northumberland Enterprising Farmers 24/11/05
Enterprising farmers across Northumberland have had their presentation and media skills polished to help them educate the public about rural life and work.
NFUS to Give Evidence on Animal Health & Welfare Bill 23/11/05
The proposed new Animal Health and Welfare Bill could enhance Scotland's reputation for the highest standards of animal care, according to NFU Scotland.
Sparky Ignites Ringside Crowds at 2005 Primestock Show 23/11/05
Turnout for this year's show was a credit to all exhibitors, said George Young, chairman of the National Primestock Show & Sale.
Yeast Culture Aids Performance in Dairy Cows 23/11/05
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.

Strengthening the red meat supply chain 23/11/05
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 Forum (RMIF).


British Charolais Cattle Society upgrades to Breedplan 23/11/05
The British Charolais Cattle Society is to upgrade its registration and genetic evaluation system service provider to Breedplan technology.
Opportunity for Aberdeen-Angus as TV Campaign Boosts Sales 22/11/05
A real marketing opportunity for Aberdeen-Angus was revealed at the National Primestock Show at Bingley Hall, Stafford.
Roadshow Gives Opportunity To Air Avian Flu Questions 22/11/05
Egg and poultry producers will get the chance to ask avian flu experts questions about disease prevention and the government's contingency plans.
First Charolais semen exported to Brazil 22/11/05
The first exportation of privately owned Charolais semen to Brazil in more than 10 years has been agreed.
Farmers Meet MPs And MSPs 22/11/05
Growing supermarket power was top of the agenda as Ayrshire farmers met with MPs and MSPs recently.
New John Deere Aercore aerator for 2006 22/11/05
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.

New spring barley offers domestic and export potential 22/11/05
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 2006.


Sheep on film 21/11/05
A new research project is trying to get an accurate Sheep Video Image Analysis System (VIA) for predicting carcase classification and meat yield.
Cash benefits of lamb sorting reinforced by second BRP trial 21/11/05
A second lamb sorting trial has reinforced the principle that
sorting lambs prior to sale can bring financial benefits to farmers.
North East Organic Producers Take It Slow 18/11/05
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).
Blamire Medal for John Hetherington 18/11/05
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.
Rural Futures Farm Assistant Scheme in Cumbria 18/11/05
Ten young people have pulled on their wellies and started work down on the farm, thanks to the Rural Futures Farm Assistant Scheme.
Preston College Congratulated On Countryside Education Initiative 18/11/05
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.
Government Invests Over £100 Million to Preserve and Support Our Rural Heritage 17/11/05
England's historic rural environment is an asset that must be protected and treasured, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Knight said last night.
Chancellor Pressed on Biofuel Tax Commitment 17/11/05
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.
Future Farmers of Wales conference 17/11/05
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.
NFUS welcomes inquiry into supermarket power 17/11/05
The Scottish Parliament's Environment and Rural Development Committee has agreed to conduct an inquiry into supermarket power.
New ZAP Salmonella Targets for Pig Producers 16/11/05
THE ZAP Salmonella Programme is moving forward with its aim of reducing the prevalence of Salmonella in British pigs.
£150 Million Debate On Rural Funding 16/11/05
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.
Wildlife on the up at Hall Hill 16/11/05
A green-conscious farmer is combining business success with environmental improvements to boost local wildlife with help from Defra's agri-environment schemes.
Rural Funding To Become More Flexible, Says Minister 16/11/05
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.

Welcome For Beef Labelling Consultation 16/11/05
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.


Welcome For Minister’s Single Farm Payment Commitment 16/11/05
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.
New Trials Confirm Milk Yield And Fat Boosting Properties Of Palatable C16 Fatty Acids 16/11/05
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.
Avian Influenza shouldn't stop Farm-Fresh Turkeys being Gobbled at Christmas, says NFU 15/11/05
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.
Threat to future supplies of wild game meat 15/11/05
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.
Stirling man to judge Carlisle Charolais 15/11/05
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.
Cardona supreme at Skipton Aberdeen-Angus Calf Show 15/11/05
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).
Charolais breeds quiet optimism 15/11/05
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.
Take Care with Immediate Cow Marketing 15/11/05
English dairy and beef herds should take particular care with the renewed food chain marketing of animals born after July 1996.
Defra Backs Northumberland Farmers Bid To Raise Standards 15/11/05
Northumberland farmer Donald MacPherson is a man on a mission - to ensure consumers can enjoy "tender, tasty beef - every time!"
McCormick XTX215 wins Tractor of the Year 2006 award 14/11/05
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 now live 14/11/05
Meat-Source, a free interactive guide to the whole red meat supply chain, is now live on the Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) website.
Renewable Fuel Boost for Farming and Environment 14/11/05
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.
CLAAS SCORPION – A transporter for any job 11/11/05
The new CLAAS SCORPION telehandler is the result of the recently formed collaboration between CLAAS and Kramer in Überlingen (Lake Constance). EBLEX Thumbs Up For Marketing In Levy Board Review 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 (NDPBs).
NFU welcomes green light for green fuels 11/11/05
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 Ready To Help Provide Affordable Housing 11/11/05
Landowners in Wales are ready and willing to help address the rural housing crisis, but they do need a financial incentive.
New Blending Plant Increases Feed Choice For Dairy Farmers 11/11/05
Leading animal feed supplier NWF Agriculture Ltd has opened a new feed blending unit at Penrith.
MF 6497 Tractor wins Machine of the Year at Agritechnica 10/11/05
Massey Ferguson scooped yet another machinery award during this week's
prestigious Agritechnica Show in Hanover.

BGS National Grassland Management Competition 10/11/05
The Addison family from Spittalls Farm, Low Moor, Penrith, has made it through to the final of the prestigious National Grassland Management Competition.
MDC hosts tour of renowned cross-breeding scientist 10/11/05
International dairy cattle will probably follow other agricultural industries and move into crossbreeding for commercial production.
Dairies Must Work With Farmers To Secure Future 10/11/05
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.
The new CLAAS XERION – the powerful system machine 09/11/05
For almost a year, around 60 second generation versions of large XERION tractors from Claas (3300 series) have been at work in Germany.
Strike the right dietary balance to avoid SARA 09/11/05
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.
Defra Helps Northumberland Farmer Plant Seed For New "Green" Business 09/11/05
A green-thinking farmer has secured funding from Defra's Rural Enterprise Scheme (RES) to support his latest business venture.
'The Big Three' Can Help Farmland Birds 08/11/05
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.
New John Deere 8030 series tractors 08/11/05
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.
Poultry Keepers Urged To Plan Ahead 08/11/05
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.
Proposed land tax threatens entrepreneurial farmers 08/11/05
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.
Little White Bulls to 2,600gns 07/11/05
It was said by many to be one of the best shows of Whitebred Shorthorn bulls seen for some years.
Head-Cut Alkalage Shows Great Beefing Potential
07/11/05
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.  
Big Day For Beef Industry, But Slow Start For OTM Beef 07/11/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the return of over thirty month (OTM) beef to the food chain from today (7 November).
5,200gns Leads Suffolk Female Sale at Carlisle 06/11/05
Judith Barbour of the Ewebank flock led the Sale with her one crop ewe.
Early Season Fireworks as Limousin Females Sparkle! 06/11/05
A dazzling show and spectacular prices were the order of the day at the Red Ladies Limousin Derby at Carlisle on Friday 4th November.
More power for Case IH flagship combine 04/11/05
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.
Fendt tractors at Agrictechnica 2005 04/11/05
The Fendt tractor line-up at the Agritechnica 2005 comprises seven ranges from 65 to 360 HP.

Future Leaders Of The Red Meat Industry 04/11/05
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 2 November.


New additions to the CLAAS tractor range 03/11/05
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 at Agritechnica.


2005 Northern Expo Holstein Show Report 03/11/05
Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Mart was the venue for the 23rd Northern Expo Holstein Show. 
McCormick appoints new manager 03/11/05
Jeremy Milnes has been appointed Brand & Communications Manager at McCormick Tractors International Ltd.

RMIF - a good return on investment 03/11/05
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.


Watch for rots as potato stores fill 03/11/05
Potato growers have been warned to be on the look-out for rotting tubers appearing soon after stores are loaded.
New additions make Massey Ferguson MF 8400 flagship really fly 03/11/05
A range of outstanding new features further boost the power, performance and versatility of Massey Ferguson’s flagship MF 8400 Series.
Farmers Strike Highlights Need For Fair Trade 02/11/05
Consumers and politicians are being urged by Scotland's farming union to join the campaign to tackle the increasing power of the supermarkets.
Making the most of Set-Aside on Your Farm 02/11/05
Cumbria FWAG are hosting an event looking at managing set aside for environmental benefit at Aikbank Farm, Calthwaite, Penrith on Thursday 17th November 2005.
Disease Levy Proposal Unacceptable 02/11/05
NFU Scotland has rejected a recommendation from a Parliamentary Committee for the agricultural industry to pick up the cost of disease outbreaks.
Market Study Quantifies Farm Assured Beef Value 02/11/05
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 overall.
Farm Assurance Adds Extra Sheepmeat Value 02/11/05
Farm assurance is generating valuable extra income for English sheep producers.
Boost for Red Meat Industry as Sainbury's Backs Scotch 02/11/05
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 stores.
Lancs livestock leader not convinced by weak Brazilian beef ban 01/11/05
NFU's North West Livestock Board Chairman, Thomas Binns, is calling for a full ban on Brazilian beef coming into this country.
Countryside Live 2005 - Super Show, Superb Attendance 01/11/05
Organisers of the Countryside Live Food and Farming Fair held this weekend (29 and 30 October) have announced record breaking attendance figures.
Japanese Official Tours Pig Farm 01/11/05
A TOP Japanese agricultural official has been on whistle-stop tour of England looking at agri-environmental issues.
Help Us Protect Our Traditional Cumberland Sausage 01/11/05
A group of Cumberland sausage producers formed an Association last week with the aim of protecting the traditional Cumberland Sausage from lesser quality imitations.
John Deere toys not just for kids 01/11/05
If you're mad about John Deere, then the company's new 2005/2006 Collection catalogue is an absolute must.
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