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Cyprus Breakthrough For English Beef 31/07/06
ENGLISH beef is heading for Cyprus for the first time as the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) launches a promotion in Carrefour hypermarkets.


Brazilian Farmers Talk About Benefits Of GM Crops 31/07/06
Conversations about Plant Biotechnology is now offering video conversations and podcasts with Brazilian farmers.
Beltex Terminal Sire for Profitability 31/07/06
A switch to the Beltex as a terminal sire to use on crossbred hoggs has improved the profitability of the sheep enterprise on a North Yorkshire mixed farm.
It's Always Barbie Weather! 29/07/06
WHETHER the weather is good or bad, a new recipe booklet from British Meat Information Service has just the recipe for you.
McCormick celebrates 60 years with Diamond Edition Tractors 29/07/06
McCormick has unveiled a limited run of Diamond Edition commemorative tractors to celebrate 60 years of production at its Doncaster home in South Yorkshire, England.
Recommended List Site Take-All Tracking Underlines Disease Risk And Unpredictability 28/07/06
Take-all levels at HGCA Recommended List second cereal trial sites have been noticeably lower than last year, but losses from the disease are expected to be considerably higher in the face of much increased levels of summer drought stress.
Act Now to Avoid Continued Double Tagging Risk 28/07/06
There remains confusion with some producers over the detail of the requirements for identifying all sheep and goats with specific types of ear tags and demand the recording of all movements to and from all holdings.
Keep Back Beef Cattle for Cooler Times 28/07/06
Feeders should hold non-contract prime cattle and finished cows back from the market until the heat wave ends and the pile up of unsold beef that is clogging the distribution system has cleared.
Heat Makes Cattle Prices Take A Dip 27/07/06
INDUSTRY fears about the current dip in cattle prices have been discussed in depth at a board meeting of the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Government Backs Union Stance on Pesticides 27/07/06
NFU Scotland has welcomed acceptance by Defra that proposed controls on the use of pesticides are not scientifically justified.
Set-aside extension sought by NFU to help prevent more field fires 27/07/06
The NFU has applied for an easing of the rules governing set-aside land in order to reduce the risk of fires in the countryside and ease a developing shortage of fodder.
Farmers are stewards of the countryside says Environment Agency 27/07/06
Farmers are building on their traditional role as custodians of the countryside according to a new report being published today by the Environment Agency.
Rapid DNA Testing Progress Poses Major Challenges 27/07/06
Technologies that will deliver thousands of genetic tests on elite breeding animals at progressively more affordable prices are just around the corner.
Versatile Role for JCB Demolition Spec Excavator 26/07/06
A JCB excavator designed for arduous demolition jobs is helping a groundworks contractor tackle a wide variety of jobs from major drainage works to large site clearance projects.
40th Anniversary Of The Border Aberdeen-Angus Club 25/07/06
The role Border breeders have played in the current renaissance of the famous Aberdeen-Angus breed of cattle will be celebrated when they stage their 40th anniversary dinner in Kelso.
Safeguard Productivity with Timely Ram MOT 25/07/06
English sheep producers should safeguard next year’s flock productivity by conducting a simple MOT on all their breeding rams in the coming few weeks, advises the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Top Chef Cooks Up A Storm For School Children 25/07/06
Philip Hall, head chef of the award-winning Matfen Hall Hotel near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, in a bid to improve school lunches for the region’s children.
NFUS Reacts To Collapse Of Trade Talks 25/07/06
NFUS has reacted to the collapse of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks following irreconcilable differences between the major nations.
OFT clarifies approach to dairy processing consolidation 25/07/06
Industry perception is hindering further consolidation of the dairy sector required to improve its competitiveness, efficiency and marketing clout.
Vets on Bikes raise money for RABI 25/07/06
Vets have used peddle power to raise more than £20,000 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
Lakes Free Range Egg Company 25/07/06
A farm on the edge of the Lake District which diversified into free range eggs 19 years ago now has the largest specialist egg packaging business in the country, supplying major supermarkets and McDonalds.
First ever exportation of British Charolais semen to Mexico 24/07/06
Three northern bred Charolais bulls are among the first ever exportation of British Charolais semen to Mexico.
British Goat Society to make debut at the Dairy Event 24/07/06
The British Goat Society will make its debut at the Dairy Event to be staged at Stoneleigh Park, by its organisers the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Causes of massive wastage of cull cow resource must be tackled 24/07/06
The January 1st change in the EU hygiene regulations relating to emergency slaughter continues to be one of the causes of massive wastage in the number of cull cows entering the food chain on a cross-UK basis.
Avoid Grass Crisis With Regular Reseeding 24/07/06
Livestock farmers faced with critical shortages of summer grazing must make reseeding a priority this autumn if they are to avoid similar problems in future years, says Paul Billings of British Seed Houses.
Italy Gets The Taste For English Beef 24/07/06
Beef exports to the Italian market appear to be an early success story, according to the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Daniel Kawczynski welcomes David to his Dairy Group 24/07/06
Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farming, was delighted to welcome Conservative Party Leader David Cameron MP to the Dairy Group.
Single OSR Break Leaves Take-All Problems 24/07/06
A single year of oilseed rape may not be a sufficient break to adequately safeguard first wheats from take-all, reveal the latest trials at Masstock Arable’s SMART Farm in Wellington, Somerset.
£200,000 Pledged In Grant Scheme 24/07/06
Almost £200,000 has been pledged by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) to improve co-operation along the supply chain.
Government's pesticide response a vote of confidence in self-regulation 21/07/06
The Government’s response to the RCEP report on so-called bystander exposure to pesticides is a vote of confidence in the voluntary measures that farmers are taking to reduce the risks, says the NFU.
RICS UK housing market survey, June 2006 20/07/06
A house price boom in London and the South East has widened the north/south divide, according to RICS’ (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) UK housing market survey.
Wraps Come Off JCB's New Range Of Compact Tractors At Saltex 20/07/06
JCB Groundcare is set to unveil a range of compact tractors at Saltex 2006 – the product at the heart of all groundcare operations.
Commons Act receives Royal Assent 20/07/06
The Commons Act, which updates laws governing common land that date back more than 700 years, has received Royal Assent.
Defra consults on GM coexistance measures 20/07/06
Defra has today proposed detailed measures to ensure that any growing of genetically modified crops in England will not disadvantage other farmers.
Cool Tips for Hot Pigs 20/07/06
Top tips for pig managers coping with the current high temperatures from Kayt Johnson, BPEX Knowledge Transfer Manager.
Trouw Introduces New Milk Replacer Range 20/07/06
Milkivit Denkamilk, a new range of milk replacers designed to deliver optimal productivity and margin prospects has been launched by Trouw Nutrition GB.
Production Diseases of the Transition Cow 20/07/06
Alltech and University College Dublin, have once again joined forces to host a two-day International Dairy Solutions Symposium.
Sharp decline forecast for world cereal stocks 19/07/06
World cereal stocks are expected to decline sharply in 2006, due to a slight decrease in global cereal output and significant growth in utilization, according to FAO.
Search for Citrus Longhorn Beetles 19/07/06
Defra are asking for the public's help to find any citrus longhorn beetles ( Anoplophora chinensis ) that may be in the UK.
Alltech to Sponsor 2010 FEI Games in Kentucky 19/07/06
Global animal health company Alltech will be the title sponsor of the 2010 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Games.
EU Sheep Tagging Derogation Secured 19/07/06
The European Commission has renewed the UK farming industry’s crucial derogation from sheep identification requirements.
Welsh Country Foods Open New Livestock Collection Centre In Cumbria 19/07/06
Lamb abattoir and processor, Welsh Country Foods, based at Gaerwen, Anglesey has opened a new livestock collection centre near Penrith.
Lift more, higher with McCormick’s LiftMaster loaders 19/07/06
The introduction of a Series 2 range of McCormick LiftMaster hydraulic front loaders gives farmers a bigger choice of build specifications to suit more applications and models within the company’s tractor range.
Industry Blow As Wiseman Cuts Milk Price 19/07/06
NFU Scotland has described the decision by Robert Wiseman Dairies' to follow other milk processors in cutting its milk price as another huge blow for Scottish dairy farmers.
Disease control partnerships require two-way communication 19/07/06
Farmers and government must map out exactly what is meant by disease control and risk reduction partnerships.
Making it easy with EBLEX at Sheep 2006 18/07/06
HOW can you make management of your flock easier and ensure resources such as machinery and labour are being used to their best advantage?
NFU issues warning as heat wave sparks crop blazes 18/07/06
The NFU has issued a warning after crop fires were sparked across the countryside during the current heat wave.
Ford’s £1billion green vehicle plan good news, says NFU 17/07/06
The NFU is encouraged by today’s announcement by the Ford Motor Company that it is to spend at least £1 billion developing a range of greener vehicle technologies in the UK including the creation of biofuel models.
HRH The Princess Royal and Lord Rooker to visit NSA Sheep 2006 17/07/06
The industry’s biennial event is to be staged by the National Sheep Association at the Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern on Wednesday 2 August.
Scottish and Northern National Charolais Show attracts ‘best ever’ entry 17/07/06
Charolais breeders turned out one of the ‘best ever’ entries of cattle at the Scottish and Northern Charolais Breeders’ National Show staged at the Cumberland Show.
Volac launches new simplified computerised calf feeding system 17/07/06
A new computerised calf feeding system designed to help farmers improve animal performance, and make labour savings together with subsequent costs, has been launched by Volac International.
OSR Harvesting Trials Highlight Desiccation Flexibility 17/07/06
Desiccation with glyphosate offers oilseed rape growers greater flexibility to avoid the losses in both oil content and yield that can result from swathing too early, according to newly published HGCA trials run by the Arable Group.
Sauvignon Leads Limousins At Great Yorkshire Show 15/07/06
Sauvignon, exhibited by the Crawford Brothers, continued his fantastic show record this year when being awarded the Limousin Championship and Reserve Supreme Champion Interbreed titles at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Oilseed Rape Growers Prioritise harvesting Ease And Speed 15/07/06
Easier and faster harvesting has become a key priority for oilseed rape growers across the country, according to the first-ever national study of oilseed rape harvesting practice.
Maternal EBVs to Aid Better Replacement Breeding
15/07/06
English suckler herds will be able to take advantage of four new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) together with a special Maternal Value index in their bull and cow selection from this autumn.
Great Yorkshire Show 2006 - Another Successful Year! 15/07/06
Glorious sunshine, a record breaking attendance figure and two Royal visitors made sure the 2006 Great Yorkshire Show was another amazing success.
Royal Show 2006 delivers rural vision 14/07/06
The 2006 Royal Show marked a turning point for UK agriculture, according to its organisers.
English Champions at Major Climate Change Youth Summit 13/07/06
Two of the English climate change champions will today join Environment Minister Ian Pearson to speak at a major youth summit on climate change.
NFUS Visit Confirms Calf Exports Are in Safe Hands 13/07/06
NFU Scotland Livestock Chairman, Nigel Miller, has confirmed, following a trip to visit veal producers in Belgium, that calves exported there from the UK are in safe hands.
Farmers fight for prominent role in energy plans 13/07/06
The Government has rightly acknowledged the contribution that renewables can make to UK energy supply but has not specified where agriculture fits in with the plan, says the NFU.
Cumbrian Young Farmers Win National ATV Challenge 13/07/06
Mark Wearmouth and Stuart Buckle from Pennine Young Farmers’ Club won the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs’ ATV Challenge at the Royal Show.
Double Standards for Home Produced and Imported Beef 13/07/06
All imported beef must meet the same high production standards as the UK Product, says the NBA.
Coniston Adventure Team Challenge 12/07/06
ABC has teamed up with Schering-Plough Animal Health to take part in the Coniston Challenge charity event in September to raise money for Guide Dogs.
Badger Trust welcomes TB consultation results
12/07/06
The Badger Trust has welcomed the revelation that 96 per cent of people who responded to the Government's consultation on badger culling opposed a cull.
Huge response to badger culling consultation 12/07/06
Two reports summarising the responses to the consultation on bovine TB and badger culling were published by Defra today.
Lambs Benefit From New Natural Plant Additive 11/07/06
Trial work at Harper Adams University College suggests supplementing intensive lamb finisher diets with a new, natural plant-derived feed additive could be worth as much as £3 per lamb.
New Suffolk recording scheme launched 11/07/06
A new recording scheme, instigated by the Suffolk Sheep Society for its members was launched this week at a QMS sheep breeding open evening, hosted by leading Suffolk breeder, Robbie Wilson, of Aberdeenshire.
Finishers must hold firm for beef market prices 11/07/06
Finishers should stand firm against slaughter sector attempts to talk down prime cattle prices and stick out strongly for further rises over the short supplied summer period, the NBA has warned.
The Roundhouse - An Innovation in Agricultural Buildings 11/07/06
A back to basics assessment of the housing and stock handling needs of livestock has resulted in a new innovative farm livestock building.
Wilodge Ulex Takes Supreme Belgian Blue At The Royal Show 10/07/06
Wilodge Ulex ET, bred and exhibited by D A Williams, Lodge Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire, took the Supreme Championship for the Belgian Blues, at the Royal Show last week.
Control Worm Build-up with Careful Management 10/07/06
With pasture worm burdens building-up rapidly across the country over the past few weeks, good management will be essential this summer to maintain post-weaning lamb growth rates and avoid delays to finishing.
Arable Units Face Acute Autumn Weed Control Dilemma 10/07/06
Arable units across the country are facing an acute dilemma in their autumn weed control programmes as a direct result of increasing time pressures, reveals a national survey of growers responsible for nearly 125,000 ha of UK cropping.
South America Dominates Beef Imports 07/07/06
South America accounted for 90 per cent of the EU's fresh, frozen and chilled beef imports last year (2005) according to the latest Meat Demand Trends from Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) Economics.
David Cameron Joins Dairy Farming Group 07/07/06
Conservative Party Leader David Cameron has agreed to join the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farming.
Royal Show crowns supreme champions 06/07/06
Limousins have been crowned the champion beef breed at the Royal Show.
Young Farmers Show Business Skills At Royal Show 06/07/06
The Tenant Farmers Association has congratulated the team from Pembrokeshire Young Farmers who won the prestigious 2006 National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs’ Farm Business Development Competition at the Royal Show 2006.
LandTecnics represents McCormick in Kent 06/07/06
The full range of one of Britain’s leading tractor manufacturers – McCormick – is available throughout Kent for the first time.
Bringing Home The Bacon 06/07/06
More than 350 chefs were given an insight into curing bacon and ham in a presentation by the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
NFUS Urges Asda To Turn Assurances Into Action 06/07/06
NFU Scotland met with Asda bosses to hear their vision for local sourcing and future support for British agriculture. This is the first of a series of meetings we want to have with retailers.
Plan Early Lambing with Good Budgeting in Advance 06/07/06
Breakeven budgets produced by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) suggest early lamb production could generate profitable returns over the coming season.
MP Fights For Shropshire Sugar Factory 05/07/06
Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham, has today hit out at plans by British Sugar to close the sugar factory at Allscott.
Cut The Summer Mastitis Risk 05/07/06
Reducing cattle exposure to flies, and the use of an effective fly control product and long-acting, broad-spectrum dry cow therapy are the route to better summer mastitis control, says Schering-Plough Animal Health.
Land Managers Still Encountering Access Problems 05/07/06
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has released research findings from the first year of a three-year study into responsible behaviour amongst recreational users and land managers.
Prepare Now For Climate Change, Farmers Warned 05/07/06
Farmers should act now to cope with the effects of the wetter winters and drier summers predicted due to global warming, according to a top weather expert.
Poultry Council Chairman Appointed to Cereals Board 04/07/06
UK Agriculture Ministers have appointed Ted Wright, British Poultry Council Chairman, as a new member of the board of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA).
Call for Flexibility Over Emergency Slaughter Rules 04/07/06
NFU Scotland is seeking flexibility over rules, administered by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which govern the slaughter of cattle on farms.
Butchers Get Guide on Removal of Bovine SRM 04/07/06
The Food Standards Agency and the Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) have jointly produced an illustrated guide for authorised butchers, explaining how to remove specified risk material (SRM) vertebral column (backbone) correctly from cattle aged between 24 and 30 months.
Badger Trust welcomes Miliband's commitment to science 04/07/06
The Badger Trust has welcomed David Miliband's promise to put science first in addressing the bovine tuberculosis problem in the national herd.
Great Yorkshire Beer Trail at Great Yorkshire Show
03/07/06
A new attraction at this year's show, which runs from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 July, is the first-ever Great Yorkshire Beer Trail.
Sow Fodder Crops Into Standing Cereals To Boost Yield 03/07/06
Fodder crops such as stubble turnips and forage rape can be successfully established in standing cereals two to three weeks pre-harvest.
Royal presents award for engineering excellence 03/07/06
The prestigious RASE Gold Medal was presented to the two manufacturers at the show by Princess Michael of Kent on Sunday July 2.
Brazil match will end in penalties at Royal Show 03/07/06
Retailers will be challenged by the NFU to prove their beef sourcing credentials at the Royal Show this year.
New John Deere STS Hillmaster combine 01/07/06
John Deere’s 9880i STS combine is now available with Hillmaster, making it the highest capacity self-levelling combine in the world.
Yorkshire farm machinery firm expands with Landini tractor franchise 01/07/06
One of Britain’s oldest tractor and farm machinery dealerships is to represent tractor maker Landini.
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