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Farm Property Auction Exceeds Expectations 30/06/06
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.


Limousin Breed continues its dominance at The Royal Highland Show 30/06/06
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 Cattle sell to 3,800gns in Carlisle 29/06/06
Charolais peaked at 3,800gns in Carlisle on Wednesday 28 June at the breed society’s official sale of bulls and unhaltered females.
Angus Beefs it up at the Royal Show 29/06/06
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 ago.
Farming Unions Press EU for Intervention on Brazilian Beef Imports 29/06/06
The UK and Irish farming unions have jointly called upon the EU to conduct further investigations into the importation of Brazilian beef into Europe.
NFUS Broad Welcome For Levy Body Review 28/06/06
NFU Scotland has given a broad welcome to the announcement today on the future of the UK’s agricultural and horticultural levy boards.
NFU President forecasts end of cheap food 28/06/06
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.
Badger Trust "disappointed" by beef farmers' "cynical threats" 27/06/06
The Badger Trust today expressed disappointment at the "cynical threats" of the National Beef Association (NBA).
Great Yorkshire Show 2006 - New Chief Steward Pig Section 27/06/06
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 to be staged in County Durham 26/06/06
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 Belgian Blue genetics shine through at Highland Show 26/06/06
Woodview Sue, with her bull calf at foot, claimed the Overall Championship at the Royal Highland for the second year.
Farm Exceeds Expectations at Auction 26/06/06
There is still plenty of optimism for the future of diary and livestock farming from both farmers as well as outside investors.
Beef BRP ‘Taster’ At Royal Show 26/06/06
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).
NBA warns of tough line from BCMS on cattle passports 26/06/06
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 cannot let farmers down over badger cull, says NBA 26/06/06
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.
NFU "mired in confusion" over bovine TB 23/06/06
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.
Fancy A Date With A Vet? 23/06/06
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.
Case IH, Ferrari teaming up for Grand Prix events 23/06/06
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.
Choice is the key in the GM crop debate 22/06/06
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.
New biofuel collaboration good for society and farming says NFU 22/06/06
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.
Farmers meet the challenges of climate change 21/06/06
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.
Gene Markers Boost Performance 21/06/06
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 expands Axial-Flow Combine Range 21/06/06
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 technology.
Winter oilseed rape crops on track for average harvest 20/06/06
Winter oilseed rape crops in the north east which have received a managed input programme are on track for an average harvest.
Dairy Cattle Sales Bouyant Despite Low Milk Prices 20/06/06
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.
OCIA to Offer Courses on Organic Japanese Agriculture Standards 19/06/06
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 Standards.
Boost Returns with Better Planned Ewe Replacements 16/06/06
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.
Plan To Plug Your Forage Gaps Now 16/06/06
Livestock farmers concerned about grass shortages this year still have time to plug any potential forage gaps with alternative fodder crops.
National Aberdeen-Angus Show Returns To Westmorland 16/06/06
The National Aberdeen-Angus Show, held for the first time last year at Westmorland Show, is returning to the same venue this year.
John Deere Turbo Mower takes Cheltenham in its stride 16/06/06
A John Deere 1600T wide area rotary mower is proving a worthy addition to the grass cutting machinery fleet at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Supermarket Inquiry To Tackle Supply Chain Concerns 15/06/06
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.
EU report confirms UK eggs are among the safest in Europe 15/06/06
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.
“J’Aime Le Boeuf Anglais” says Gerard Depardieu 15/06/06
TOP French actor and restaurateur Gerard Depardieu has publicly proclaimed his love of English beef.
Powermaster takes Landini tractors to new levels of performance 14/06/06
‘Powermaster’ is the apt name given to a trio of high-performance four-wheel drive tractors that now lead the Landini tractor range.
Beat the drought with advice from the Royal Show 13/06/06
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?
NFU badger culling demand "laughable" say conservationists 13/06/06
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.
Holyrood Report Highlights Supermarket Concerns 13/06/06
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 supermarket power.
Great Yorkshire Show 2006 - Tomorrow’s Agriculture Exhibition 13/06/06
The latest developments in the agricultural world and scientific discoveries come under the microscope in the Universities Pavilion at the 2006 Great Yorkshire Show.
Opico Grain Dryer allows Flexibility for Cumbrian Farmer 12/06/06
Upgrading to automatic, unmanned batch grain drying has produced a number of significant advantages on a Cumbrian farm.
Speed Dating For Beef Export Deals 12/06/06
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.
Future beef supply for Supermarkets 'Critical' 12/06/06
Supermarkets must quickly establish secure supply systems for UK beef - otherwise they face empty shelves.
Case IH And Ferrari To Share Spotlight At Grand Prix 11/06/06
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 this summer.
New British Limousin Cattle Society President 11/06/06
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 Gear-Up For Challenging OSR Harvest
10/06/06
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.
NFUS Calls For Fairer Poultrymeat and Egg Prices 10/06/06
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 sectors.
Supermarket Price Pressure Will Hurt Consumers 09/06/06
NFU Scotland has urged the Competition Commission to consider the consumer impact of the financial squeeze on supermarket suppliers.
Buy Local Food and Fight Climate Change
08/06/06
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 local food.
Governments handling of TB is "Shameful"
08/06/06
The Tenant Farmers Association's National Chairman, Reg Haydon, will be at the South West's premier, summer, agricultural event - the Royal Cornwall Show.
Strong Start for English Beef Exports
08/06/06
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.
Sassie Lassie Steals Show at Beef Expo 2006
05/06/06
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.
NSA Sheep 2006 to feature dogs, shearers and fencing contractors 05/06/06
The cream of the sheep sector’s working dogs, shearers and professional fencing contractors will feature among the outdoor activities lined up at NSA Sheep 2006.
BPEX Competition Offers Pocket PC Computer and WinPig Software 05/06/06
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.
NFUS Slams ARLA Price Cut And Strategy 05/06/06
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 - Something for Everyone 04/06/06
The Great Yorkshire Show is the region's largest annual rural and farming event with thousands of animals.
NMR Dairy Management System With Pocket PC Access 04/06/06
Dairy management company NMR has developed its pocket PC system to link directly with the UK’s leading dairy management program impelPRO.
Great Yorkshire Show Supports Operation Bumblebee 04/06/06
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.
NFUS Red Tape Campaign Gathers Momentum 01/06/06
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.
Get Your Pork Up To Spec 01/06/06
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 (BPEX).
NFUS Tenants Farming Group Outlines Priorities 01/06/06
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.
Lake District Sheep Release Baarmy World Cup Song 01/06/06
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.
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