C & D Property Services offered a well equipped residential stockrearing
and feeding farm known as Dykehead, Penton, Carlisle for sale by public auction
within the Memorial Hall at Longtown.
A Saturday hat-trick of interbreed titles was the crowning highlight of another
tremendous show of Limousin cattle at the 2006 Royal Highland Show.
Charolais peaked at 3,800gns in Carlisle on Wednesday 28 June at the breed society’s
official sale of bulls and unhaltered females.
When Angus Stovold shows his Aberdeen Angus beef at this year’s Royal Show,
it will be vindication of a decision his grandfather Percy made exactly 70 years
The UK and Irish farming unions have jointly called upon the EU to conduct further
investigations into the importation of Brazilian beef into Europe.
NFU Scotland has given a broad welcome to the announcement today on the future
of the UK’s agricultural and horticultural levy boards.
The era of cheap food on world markets is coming to an end and Britain’s
world class farmers and growers can look forward to a future in which the productive
capacity of their industry is once again appreciated to the full.
The Badger Trust today expressed disappointment at the "cynical threats" of
the National Beef Association (NBA).
Peter Brier, who has been involved in helping to run the pig classes for many
years, is the new Chief Steward of the section.
North Sheep 2007 is to be staged on Wednesday, 6 June at North Hanging Wells,
Eastgate, Bishop Auckland by kind permission of Messrs M W Skidmore.
Woodview Sue, with her bull calf at foot, claimed the Overall Championship at
the Royal Highland for the second year.
There is still plenty of optimism for the future of diary and livestock farming
from both farmers as well as outside investors.
PRODUCERS will get their first opportunity to see a unique taster of the ‘hands
on’ activities which will form part of this Autumn’s Beef Better
Returns Programme (Beef BRP) at this year’s Royal Show (2 – 5 July).
BCMS is taking a tougher line on late passport applications and is ready to tip
off cross-compliance inspectors if breeders persistently send in birth details
that arrive after the 28 day deadline.
Defra's promised prompt response to the March consultation on culling badgers
to reduce TB damage to both the national economy and the English cattle herd
is long overdue.
The Badger Trust today warned farmers that the National Farmers Union is "mired
in confusion" over the bovine tuberculosis issue and cannot be trusted to
offer a rational approach to managing the disease.
Dates are things that grow on trees, or things you go out on with other people
- unless you are in the pig industry when dates take on a whole new meaning.
Agricultural equipment industry leader Case IH and Ferrari will make history
as they pair up for the first time at two Formula 1 racing events in North America.
The market will decide to what extent GM crops are grown in Britain, but farmers
and growers need workable co-existence rules to enable all sectors, including
organic, to retain their competitive marketing position.
The announcement that the production of the next generation of biofuels will
begin in Britain in 2007 is good news for energy supply, climate change mitigation
and farming says the NFU.
Forum for the Future and the NFU have heard that their bid for funds to make
farmers and land managers aware of measures to reduce climate change and its
potential effects has been accepted.
The success of a project to incorporate new gene markers into existing sheep
breeding systems will allow UK sheep producers to take advantage of the latest
genetic technology according to representatives from the Charollais, Suffolk
and Texel breeds.
Case IH will expand their flagship combine range in Season 2007,which marks the
30th anniversary of the introduction of the brand’s legendary Axial-Flow
Winter oilseed rape crops in the north east which have received a managed input
programme are on track for an average harvest.
Pedigree Holstein dairy cattle sold at auction in the UK continue to command
excellent prices even though the commercial buyers who re underpinning the market
are receiving low milk prices.
The OCIA, a worldwide leader in the organic certification industry, is planning
on offering several courses on the organic rules and regulations of Japan Agriculture
Lowland flocks could gain £15/ewe or more in the coming year by replacing
ewes every four years instead of every five, according to the latest English
Beef & Lamb Executive costings.
Livestock farmers concerned about grass shortages this year still have time to
plug any potential forage gaps with alternative fodder crops.
The National Aberdeen-Angus Show, held for the first time last year at Westmorland
Show, is returning to the same venue this year.
A John Deere 1600T wide area rotary mower is proving a worthy addition to the
grass cutting machinery fleet at Cheltenham Racecourse.
NFU Scotland has warmly welcomed the announcement today by the Competition Commission
(CC) that the treatment of suppliers by supermarkets, the viability of the supply
chain and how these issues affect consumers will be at the heart of its new inquiry.
Consumers can be confident when they buy British eggs because they are among
the best in Europe, according to a new report, says the NFU.
TOP French actor and restaurateur Gerard Depardieu has publicly proclaimed his
love of English beef.
‘Powermaster’ is the apt name given to a trio of high-performance
four-wheel drive tractors that now lead the Landini tractor range.
Britain is suffering the worst drought in 100 years – so how can keen gardeners
continue to water their plants and ensure an attractive summer display?
Conservationists today dismissed the NFU's call for a targeted cull of diseased
badgers as "laughable", pointing out that this is precisely what the
entire scientific community agrees will make the bovine TB situation worse.
Scotland's farming union has urged the Competition Commission to take on board
a report published today a Holyrood committee which raises serious concerns over
The latest developments in the agricultural world and scientific discoveries
come under the microscope in the Universities Pavilion at the 2006 Great Yorkshire
Upgrading to automatic, unmanned batch grain drying has produced a number of
significant advantages on a Cumbrian farm.
A UNIQUE Paris business convention enabling beef exporters and French importers
to 'pair up' and discuss potential business opportunities has been hailed as
a success, with several export contracts being signed as a result.
Supermarkets must quickly establish secure supply systems for UK beef - otherwise
they face empty shelves.
For the first time, agricultural equipment industry leader Case IH will share
the spotlight with Ferrari at two Formula One racing events in North America
Cumbrian breeder William Cowx, Hudscales, Hesket New Market, Wigton has been
elected the 8th President of the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) in its
35 year history in the United Kingdom.
Claas combine manager, Paul Moss urges growers to gear up with the right harvesting
approach if they are to avoid a frustrating and time-consuming harvest.
Following news that one of Scotland largest poultry producers is cutting output,
NFU Scotland has made calls for fairer prices within the poultrymeat and egg
NFU Scotland has urged the Competition Commission to consider the consumer impact
of the financial squeeze on supermarket suppliers.
On the day a delegation of business leaders, including Tesco executives, meet
the Prime Minister to discuss climate change issues, Scotland’s farming
union has reminded the major supermarkets that they can play their part by backing
The Tenant Farmers Association's National Chairman, Reg Haydon, will be at the
South West's premier, summer, agricultural event - the Royal Cornwall Show.
English beef exports have re-started strongly and are making an important contribution
to achieving the Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) forecast for the first year
of 30,000 tonnes worth in the region of £75 million.
A national suckled calf show with a prize fund of £4000 – a first
for the NBA’s annual event – proved a major feature of Beef Expo
2006, attracting almost 80 entries.
The cream of the sheep sector’s working dogs, shearers and professional
fencing contractors will feature among the outdoor activities lined up at NSA
To promote the benefits of pig herd recording to current non-recorders, BPEX
are offering to provide 10 pocket pc computers and the leading recording software
WinPig for 12 months.
NFU Scotland has described Arla's latest milk price cut as a knee-jerk reaction
to the company's poor financial results.
The Great Yorkshire Show is the region's largest annual rural and farming event
with thousands of animals.
Dairy management company NMR has developed its pocket PC system to link directly
with the UK’s leading dairy management program impelPRO.
For the first time at the Great Yorkshire Show trial plots of grasses and wild
flower mixtures have been planted in support of a national initiative to boost
bumble bee numbers in arable farmland.
NFU Scotland’s campaign to put an end to unnecessary regulation gathered
pace again this week with a detailed document submitted to the Davidson Review.
Good food needs good ingredients and a range of useful tips on sourcing top quality
pork has been produced for chefs and butchers on CD ROM by the British Pig Executive
The NFU Scotland Tenants Working Group met recently at Ingliston to discuss how
the issues around the tenants sector can be addressed and what the group’s
priorities for the coming months should be.
A REAL-life flock of singing sheep from the Lake District have recorded a World
Cup anthem for the England team to inspire its players and fans
to glory this summer.