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,
Under the pressure of soaring oil prices and growing environmental constraints,
momentum is gathering for a major international switch from fossil fuels to renewable
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.
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.
Tests yesterday evening indicated that the avian influenza virus was present
in samples taken from a chicken parent-breeder farm near Dereham in Norfolk.
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.
One of Britain’s largest tractor and plant hire operators, Hawk Hire, is
taking delivery of 140 new McCormick tractors this spring.
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.
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’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.
A NEW liveweight system of grading cull cows is to be introduced in most English
livestock markets from April 24.
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.
The British Limousin Cattle Society and its members can reflect on another year
of very satisfactory performance for the breed and Society.
Potentially valuable cull cows will continue to be lost to the fallen stock scheme
and business income be reduced as a result.
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.
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’s growing success at exporting heavy equipment is today recognised
with two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
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.
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.
Pupils from primary schools in North Aberdeenshire and Moray are being given
the opportunity of learning all about sheep at Scotland’s national sheep
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the latest wall map of the UK red
meat and livestock industry speaks volumes!
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.
Recommendations put forward following an independent review of the UK's avian
quarantine system were today largely accepted.
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.
Farmers can play a significant part in the solution for UK green energy needs,
with secure, assured and sustainable future supplies, says the NFU.
The National Beef Association has said that the mixing of beef from different
countries of origin in retail chill cabinet displays is illegal.
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.
IMPORTS of pig meat are being sucked into the country in increasing quantities
putting the British premium under even more pressure.
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.
The answer to rocketing fuel prices and uncertain supply lies in the heart of
the British countryside, according to the NFU.
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.
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 producers are being advised to treat their Single Farm Payment completely
separately from their dairy farming income by the Royal Association of British
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.
The call comes after Asda were quoted as having dropped a poultry supplier who
operates within the 10km Avian Influenza surveillance zone in Fife.
The David Black Award will be presented at an industry breakfast held in London
in the autumn
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
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
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.
Right across Europe, other than in a couple of isolated incidences, the cases
of H5N1 have remained in the wild bird population.
NFU supports the housing of free range and organic birds in an extended area
beyond the 10km avian flu surveillance zone.
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, 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.
The deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus, or bird flu, has now been confirmed in
45 countries on three continents.
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.
An exciting new conventional oilseed rape has been launched this season by Frontier
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.
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
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 President Peter Kendall has demanded the immediate introduction of a system
of part payments for farmers still waiting for their long overdue single payments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.