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Last Chance To Have A Say On Wild Boar 30/12/05
People have one more week to have their say on the future of wild boar in England.


Defra End-Year Stocktake Shows A Good Year For Biodiversity 30/12/05
2005 has been a positive year for England’s wildlife and habitats, according to the annual Biodiversity Stocktake released by Defra today.
Tis the season to be Jolly - But do you know whence came your Holly? 29/12/05
Members of The Country Land & Business Association (CLA) have noticed incidences of theft of holly and mistletoe from their land in the run up to Christmas.
Consumers Urged To Get To Grips With Green Labels 29/12/05
Help is at hand for sale bargain-hunters bewildered by a plethora of green labels and logos on everything from furniture and textiles to dishwashers and cars.
No Resistance Is Main Pneumonia Antibiotic Prescription Criteria 24/12/05
When treating pneumonia, vets choose an antibiotic primarily on the basis of whether it has shown any resistance to the main bacteria that cause the disease.
John Deere appoints new managing director 24/12/05
After 37 years of dedicated service to John Deere, Alec McKee has chosen to retire at the end of December 2005.
New Emergency Cattle Slaughter Rules Warning 23/12/05
Some cattle may be prevented from entering the human food chain and become worthless in the wake of new EU-wide hygiene rules on emergency slaughter introduced from January 1, 2006.
Success For Swalex As Cumbrian Sheep Arrive In Estonia 23/12/05
This week saw the successful arrival of hundreds of Cumbrian breeding sheep into the Eastern European country of Estonia.
Nominations sought for RABDF Princess Royal Award 23/12/05 Nominations are being sought for the RABDF Princess Royal Award, the highest merit available in the dairy industry.
Lancashire cheese ripe for promotion 22/12/05
Lancashire cheese has been announced as the latest British regional cheese to receive market development funding from the Milk Development Council (MDC). 
Kuhn Extends Intermediate Disc Harrow Range 22/12/05
Kuhn has added a 5.65 metre working width model to its intermediate range of Discover heavy cultivation and straw incorporation disc harrows.
Applications Invited For New GB Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) Stakeholder Body 21/12/05
Defra has announced that it is seeking representatives for a new Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) for Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB).
Twenty five years supporting the grass roots 21/12/05
The Tenant Farmers Association celebrates its silver jubilee in 2006.
Clostridial Disease Losses Being Masked
21/12/05
A new survey suggests 20% of cattle farmers have lost a calf or cow to a confirmed clostridial problem at an estimated average cost of £588/cow.
Tenancy diversification scheme welcomed by TFA 21/12/05
The Tenant Farmers Association has welcomed the introduction of an Adjudication Scheme to handle disputes between landlords and tenants over proposals for farm diversification.
Clear Pork Labelling A Must Says BPEX 21/12/05
Transparent labelling is an absolute must so consumers can make an informed choice about the pork they buy says the British Pig Executive.
Alltech Farm Pak Feed Organic Farming Systems 20/12/05
Organic livestock farmers now have access to two market leading feed supplements in a convenient “straight feed” form.
UK Welcomes Adoption of Avian Influenza Directive 20/12/05
The Rt. Hon. Margaret Beckett, President of the European Agriculture Council, today welcomed the formal and unanimous adoption by the Council Ministers of the Avian Influenza Directive.
Huge Step Forward For Clarity On Cattle Health 20/12/05
Scotland’s livestock representatives have agreed a common, industry-wide cattle health declaration form, to improve the consistency of information provided to buyers.
Water Abstraction Talks Continue 20/12/05
NFUS has described the revised proposals for water abstraction charges as a huge step forward.
England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative Announced 19/12/05
Dedicated advisers will soon be on hand to help farmers tackle the causes of harmful water pollution, Environment Minister Elliot Morley announced today.
Pedigree breeders committee to help live cattle exports 19/12/05
The National Beef Association has put together a new committee which will act on behalf of pedigree breeders - and one of its first jobs is to work with Defra to smooth the path for live exports when the ban is lifted.
Government Lacks Leadership On Bovine TB 19/12/05
The Tenant Farmers Association has said that it deplores the lack of leadership shown by the Government in tackling the rampant spread of bovine TB in Great Britain.
High Breeding Value Bulls Deliver in 2005 Sales 19/12/05
The past autumn’s bull sales have seen record numbers of recorded bulls of the main beef breeds sold, with valuable price differentials achieved by sires with the highest Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs).
EU Budget Proposal A Huge Concern For Scotland 16/12/05
NFUS has emphasised that the proposed EU budget compromise tabled by the UK, as it stands, would represent a massive blow to the Scottish countryside.
TB measures too little, too late 15/12/05
RABDF says Defra's TB measures are 'too little, too late' and calls for reassessment of pedigree stock compensation.
Defra TB Plan Must Support Scottish Approach 15/12/05
NFU Scotland believes the measures announced today by Defra to control bovine tuberculosis (TB) in England must lead to improved control of the disease there.
Badger trust welcomes TB testing 15/12/05
The Badger Trust today welcomed the government's commitment to improve TB testing for cattle which are the primary reservoir for the disease.
Defra Announces New Measures To Tackle Bovine TB In England 15/12/05
New measures to tackle bovine TB in cattle in England, including the pre-movement testing of cattle and a 12-week consultation on badger culling, were announced by Defra today.
Water Abstraction Talks Continue 15/12/05
NFU Scotland’s campaign to bring common sense to the proposed charges for water abstraction stepped up a gear this week.
Barley trials show straw yield may not be linked to length 15/12/05
Spring barley growers using straw length or height as a guide to varieties that will give them the greatest straw yield may not be using the best indicator.
Farm Expands Organic Vegetable Sales With Help From Defra 15/12/05
Nafferton Farm, in Northumberland, has launched a new website and on-line ordering service for its organic vegetables.
Look Out For MLC Outlook 2006 14/12/05
The meat and livestock industry is facing more challenges, both on the domestic market and abroad.
NFUS Appoints Deputy Chief Executive 14/12/05
NFU Scotland has announced the appointment of James Withers to the new role of Deputy Chief Executive.
Mixed News On Production Costs 14/12/05
The annual cost of production report, just published by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is a bit like the curate's egg - good in parts.
Doctor In The House! 13/12/05
The British pig industry needs to attract and retain the best scientific brains there are to make sure it has a sustainable future.
Further Success For Orkney 'Farming For The Future' Project 13/12/05
The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, rising cost of farming inputs, particularly fuel, and the lack of positive price signals from the marketplace have all culminated in an uncertain year for farmers and crofters in Orkney.
First export of Limousin and Belgian Blue Embryos to ROI 12/12/05
Crawford Brothers have begun exporting the first consignment of Limousin and Belgian blue embryos into the Republic of  Ireland.
EBLEX Challenge for Anna 12/12/05
A NEW communications manager has been appointed by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) bringing a wealth of experience with her.
Thumbs-up for Greater Maize Silage Use 12/12/05
English beef producers wishing to improve steer and heifer performance can make greater use of maize silage.
Extending the autumn grazing season with Kale 12/12/05
Exploiting a small acreage of kale to extend the autumn grazing season by up to a month helps a Cumbrian dairy farming family reduce milk production costs.
Outside winter feeding on forage brassicas 09/12/05
British Seed Houses’ inaugural event Forage 365 in Crewe on Thursday (December 1) addressed specific aspects of grazed grass, clover, forage maize and brassicas, covering topics that are relevant to both dairy and beef producers.
BPEX bids for Olympic Gold 09/12/05
ATHLETES taking part in the London Olympics must be fed pork and pork products produced to UK standards says the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
Poultry Keepers Urged To Register Flocks 09/12/05
Poultry keepers were today urged to start registering their birds as part of a new scheme to boost government and industry's ability to effectively tackle an outbreak of avian flu.
New FAO report on agricultural trade and poverty 08/12/05
Agricultural trade reform offers benefits, but the poor could be left behind.

Police and CLA Blast Government's Wildlife Inspectors Plan 08/12/05
Government plans to extend the powers of wildlife inspectors have been roundly criticized by the police as well as organisations representing landowners, such as the CLA.


Radio 1 Celebrity Becomes Patron For The Veteran Horse Welfare Charity 08/12/05
The Veteran Horse Welfare (VHW) charity now has one of the top celebrities from Radio One as their Patron.
Intense Industry Lobby As Tallow Deadline Approaches 07/12/05
The UK Government has three weeks to avoid a major set back in the use of renewable fuels, caused by its current plans to implement the EU Waste Incineration Directive.
McCormick commits to Smithfield - Britain's winter agricultural showcase event 06/12/05
A bigger than ever product display will be staged by McCormick Tractors International at next year's Royal Smithfield Show.
Red Diesel Hike Will Do Nothing To Tackle Fraud 06/12/05
NFU Scotland has questioned the Chancellor's rationale for increasing the duty on red diesel.
NFU Joins Fight To Save Cumbrian Cottage Hospitals 06/12/05
NFU is joining the fight to save six small Cumbrian cottage hospitals that the NHS is threatening with closure.
Holstein breeders sale a great success 06/12/05
Holstein breeders provided an awesome catalogue combined with awesome cattle for the 19th Borderway Black & White Sale.
Villagers And Visitors Enjoy Rural Retreat With Access For All 06/12/05
Villagers and visitors alike are enjoying the delights of a rural retreat in the heart of Northumberland that offers access for all.
Christmas Comes Early For Country Fare Bakery 06/12/05
Christmas has arrived early for a chef from Kirkby Stephen - in fact Dianne Halliday and her hardworking team at Country Fare have been baking home made luxury Christmas cakes ever since January.
Culinary delights served up at Cheshire farmhouse 06/12/05
Gracious living is back in fashion in the tiny village of Kermincham near Holmes Chapel.
No bird flu risk from properly cooked poultry and eggs 05/12/05
FAO/WHO say good hygiene for safe preparation of poultry essential.
Scotch Beef Huge Success In Brussels 05/12/05
Scottish produce and the major issues affecting agriculture within Scotland were high on the agenda last week as NFUS President, John Kinnaird, held a series of talks in Brussels.
Horse Riders To Enjoy New Facilities At Northumberland Equestrian Centre 02/12/05
A run-down Northumberland farm that was transformed into a high quality equestrian centre with help from Defra, has been awarded additional funding to expand the service it offers to horse riders.
One Month Left To Apply To Beef Calf Scheme 02/12/05
NFU Scotland is reminding its members that they have until the end of the month to apply to the 2005 Scottish Beef Calf Scheme.
Sheep Study Confirms Efficacy of Footrot Vaccine 02/12/05
A four-year study across a total of 39 sheep flocks by the Universities of Bristol and Warwick has confirmed that the currently available footrot vaccine covers the D. nodosus strains.
Grizedale Farmer Makes History Restoring Cumbria's Ancient Woodland 02/12/05
As Britain celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Tree Week, one Cumbrian farmer is making a valuable contribution to the regeneration of the county's woodland.
Welsh Winter Fair Yet Another Limousin Showcase 02/12/05
The Welsh Winter Fair proved another great showcase for the Limousin breed and rounded the Winter fatstock season off in tremendous style.
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