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Scotsheep 2006 Seminar Programme 29/04/06
A Scottish exile, who is now one of New Zealand’s leading sheep experts, will be among a top line-up of seminar speakers at Scotsheep 2006 on Wednesday, June 7.


FAO sees major shift to bioenergy 28/04/06
Under the pressure of soaring oil prices and growing environmental constraints, momentum is gathering for a major international switch from fossil fuels to renewable bioenergy.
Case IH at Grassland 2006 28/04/06
Visitors to the Case IH stand at Grassland 2006 will be greeted by the brand's comprehensive range of balers and tractors, including the successful MXU MAXXUM X Line tractor.
Higher productivity with New Holland round balers 27/04/06
New Holland's broad product range leaves customers spoilt for choice, with a comprehensive catalogue of round balers, big balers, telehandlers and an unrivalled series of tractors to suit every requirement.
Avian Influenza found on Norfolk chicken farm 27/04/06
Tests yesterday evening indicated that the avian influenza virus was present in samples taken from a chicken parent-breeder farm near Dereham in Norfolk.
Biggest Ever Display Of Beef Cattle Breeds At Beef Expo 27/04/06
This year’s Beef Expo 2006, to be held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Friday, June 2, has attracted the most comprehensive display of beef cattle breeds and crosses ever seen at the UK’s national beef event.
Hawk Hire runs McCormick tractor fleet 26/04/06
One of Britain’s largest tractor and plant hire operators, Hawk Hire, is taking delivery of 140 new McCormick tractors this spring.
A Taste Of The Orient 26/04/06
PORK has long been a favourite on the menu at Chinese restaurants but now the British Pig Executive has come up with a plan to make it even better.
RPA’S handling of SPS payments a "tragedy” 25/04/06
In its written submission to the House of Commons EFRA select committee, the NFU says the latest SPS payment figures and Margaret Beckett’s decision – late in the day – to sanction partial payments to farmers speak for themselves.
Tesco Profit Highlights Problems In Food Industry 25/04/06
Tesco’s annual profit of £2.25 billion is further demonstration that there must be a more equitable share of profits in the food industry, according to NFU Scotland.
Making The Grade With Cull Cows 25/04/06
A NEW liveweight system of grading cull cows is to be introduced in most English livestock markets from April 24.
More Encouraging English Sheep Market Prospects 24/04/06
Strong domestic demand and increasing export volumes means more encouraging 2006/7 prospects for English sheep producers than was forecast at the start of the year, according to the latest quarterly outlook from EBLEX.
Performance And Achievement Highlights Limousin Year 24/04/06
The British Limousin Cattle Society and its members can reflect on another year of very satisfactory performance for the breed and Society.
Too many cull cow casualties wasted 24/04/06
Potentially valuable cull cows will continue to be lost to the fallen stock scheme and business income be reduced as a result.
Beef exports will challenge supermarket stranglehold 24/04/06
The lifting of the beef export ban a week on Wednesday (May 3rd) will force mainstream supermarket buyers to radically re-assess discount dominated purchasing policies established after more than a decade of competition-free marketing.
Special Elite Sale Of Aberdeen-Angus At Bristol Sales Centre 21/04/06
The inclusion of a special elite sale of Aberdeen-Angus females will give South-west beef producers a unique opportunity of sourcing top Aberdeen-Angus genetics.
JCB Celebrates Double Queen’s Awards Honour 21/04/06
JCB’s growing success at exporting heavy equipment is today recognised with two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
Easing of Avian Influenza Restrictions 20/04/06
NFU Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Executive’s confirmation of the timetable for the easing of restrictions, put in place following the finding of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in a swan in Cellardyke harbour.
NFU cumbria still concerned about SPS part payment 20/04/06
The NFU is pleased at yesterday's government statement that a partial payment system, which they understand will be at a level of 80% of a total claim.
Educational Day Out For Primary School Pupils at Scotsheep 2006 20/04/06
Pupils from primary schools in North Aberdeenshire and Moray are being given the opportunity of learning all about sheep at Scotland’s national sheep event.
MLC Meat Map Puts You in the Picture 20/04/06
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the latest wall map of the UK red meat and livestock industry speaks volumes!
EU Prioritises Farm Animal Breeding Research 20/04/06
Farm animal breeding has been recognised by the European Union alongside leading fuel cell, nano-medicine, robotic and aeronautic technologies as a key research and development priority.
Defra responds to enquiry into avian quarantine system 19/04/06
Recommendations put forward following an independent review of the UK's avian quarantine system were today largely accepted.
Partial payments of SPS to be launched "as soon as operationally possible" 19/04/06
The NFU, CLA and TFA met Lord Bach this morning in the latest of their regular meetings to discuss the progress of the Single Payment Scheme.
Sustainable Energy - farmers must play their part 19/04/06
Farmers can play a significant part in the solution for UK green energy needs, with secure, assured and sustainable future supplies, says the NFU.
NBA urges members to report illegal retail mixing of beef 18/04/06
The National Beef Association has said that the mixing of beef from different countries of origin in retail chill cabinet displays is illegal.
New Case IH MAXXUM provides straightforward power 18/04/06
One year on from the launch of the MXU MAXXUM X Line tractors, Case IH is adding a fourth model to the range, the 131hp MXU130X.
Import Pressure on UK Pig Industry 18/04/06
IMPORTS of pig meat are being sucked into the country in increasing quantities putting the British premium under even more pressure.
Diet Feeder and Straw Chopper Demos at Beef Expo 2006 18/04/06
A continuous working demonstration of Total Mixed Ration (TMR) diet feeders and straw choppers will be a feature of the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2006, at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Friday, June 2.
British farmers determined to supply green fuels 13/04/06
The answer to rocketing fuel prices and uncertain supply lies in the heart of the British countryside, according to the NFU.
NFU warning to Beckett over Single Payment disaster 12/04/06
The Council of the National Farmers’ Union today put Defra Secretary of State, Margaret Beckett on notice that they will demand her resignation if the process of making single payments to farmers in England is not completed by the EU deadline of Friday 30 June.
Abuse Of Supermarket Power Will Cost Consumers 12/04/06
The unchecked growth of supermarkets, and the misuse of their power, is seriously damaging the UK food industry, with consumers set to pay the price.
UK dairy farmers urged to treat SFP separately 12/04/06
UK dairy producers are being advised to treat their Single Farm Payment completely separately from their dairy farming income by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
IGER Open Day To Highlight Route To A Better Farming Environment 12/04/06
Farmers and land managers increasingly being challenged to meet both economic and environmental targets will be able to gain valuable insights on the way forward at an Open Day organised by IGER’s North Wyke Research Station on Thursday 29th June 2006.
NFUS Urges Poultry Retailers To Show More Responsibility 11/04/06
The call comes after Asda were quoted as having dropped a poultry supplier who operates within the 10km Avian Influenza surveillance zone in Fife.
Pig Industry Honour Awaits 10/04/06
The David Black Award will be presented at an industry breakfast held in London in the autumn
Kenya Livestock Breeders Show 2006 09/04/06
The Kenya Livestock Breeders have great pleasure in announcing their 2006 Show to be held at Jamhuri Park, Nairobi on Wednesday 7th June to Friday 9th June 2006.
Carefully Planned Grass Beef Finishing Vital 07/04/06
Careful planning of grass beef finishing regimes will be particularly vital this summer if English producers are to make the most of the full resumption of beef exports.
Poultry sales remain strong 07/04/06
All of the big four supermarket chains have reported strong, maintained sales of chicken and eggs despite the recent case of bird flu in Scotland.
Bird Flu - NFU Scotland Update 07/04/06
Right across Europe, other than in a couple of isolated incidences, the cases of H5N1 have remained in the wild bird population.
NFU supports housing of birds in Fife area 07/04/06
NFU supports the housing of free range and organic birds in an extended area beyond the 10km avian flu surveillance zone.
H5N1 Confirmed, Further Movement Restrictions Imposed 07/04/06
NFU Scotland has urged all parties to keep the current bird flu outbreak in proportion. NFUS has made the plea following the confirmation that the swan that died of avian flu in Fife had contracted the H5N1 strain and following the imposition of further restrictions along Scotland’s east coast.
The Royal Show hosts a unique celebration of farming, food and rural life 07/04/06
The Royal Show, which takes place on the 2-5 July 2006 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, is the only show that is truly engaged with all aspects of farming, food and rural life.
Bird flu outbreaks continue in Africa, Asia, Europe and Near East 07/04/06
The deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus, or bird flu, has now been confirmed in 45 countries on three continents.
H5n1 Avian Flu Confirmed in Dead Swan in Scotland 06/04/06
Tests from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) have confirmed that the sample from the swan found dead in Fife, Scotland did contain the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu virus.
Catalina Oilseed Rape Launched For 2006 Planting 06/04/06
An exciting new conventional oilseed rape has been launched this season by Frontier Agriculture.
Bird Flu Tests - Preliminary Positive on Dead Swan 06/04/06
Reacting to the news this evening (5April) that preliminary tests have found highly pathogenic H5 avian flu in a sample from a dead swan in Fife, NFUS has urged poultry farmers across the country to prepare for a nationwide order to bring poultry inside.
HN51 Avian flu tests on dead wild bird in Scotland 05/04/06
Preliminary tests have found highly pathogenic H5 avian flu in a sample from a swan found dead in Fife, Scotland. The preliminary results were reported this afternoon.
UK Beef Exports start date confirmed 05/04/06
Defra has confirmed that beef exports, including pedigree and commercial cattle, from the UK to other EU countries will begin on Wednesday May 3rd 2006.
NFU calls on RPA to make immediate part payments to farmers 05/04/06
NFU President Peter Kendall has demanded the immediate introduction of a system of part payments for farmers still waiting for their long overdue single payments.
More top scientists reject badger culling to control bovine TB 04/04/06
The Badger Trust welcomed today's press statement from the Royal Society, confirming that there is no scientific evidence to justify killing badgers to control bovine tuberculosis in cattle.
Get Fit For Spring, But Remember The Code! 04/04/06
The Ramblers' Association Scotland and NFU Scotland are together encouraging people to get out and go for a walk in the countryside this Easter, but to take care around lambs and calves and be careful not to disturb them.
Worm Cattle For Economic Growth This Season 04/04/06
Cattle farmers currently considering their worming strategy for the 2006 grazing season must now put the emphasis firmly on maintaining economic growth, says Schering-Plough Animal Health.
Royal Smithfield Lives On 04/04/06
A new partnership has been announced between the Royal Bath & West of England Society and The Royal Smithfield Club, under which a new event will be jointly organised and run by the two Societies. 
Relief As Meat Strike Is Called Off 04/04/06
NFU Scotland has expressed its relief that Unison has called off a planned five-day strike by up to 1000 meat inspectors across the UK.
New hydraulic loaders give Landini tractors a lift 04/04/06
A new range of hydraulic loaders from Landini includes sizes to fit every one of the Italian manufacturer’s farm tractors for the first time.
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