CLAAS launched the first self-propelled combine back in 1953, but ten years ago
it took combines to a completely new dimension with the LEXION.
HRH The Duke of Kent is to honour JCB by presenting the company with a Queen’s
Award marking huge growth in overseas sales.
The tremendous flush of late-season grass growth stimulated by good rainfall
from August onwards provides beef producers across England with a valuable opportunity.
The new series of VARIANT balers from CLAAS combine new innovation alongside
tried and tested features giving the customer a completely new level of performance
Using rams with high Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for litter size in replacement
breeding can make a valuable contribution to improving the performance of English
Journalist and writer Carol Thatcher is a banger lover and proud of it and is
spearheading this year's British Sausage Week.
The biggest-ever European animal breeding project has been inaugurated in Edinburgh
this autumn to harness the power of cutting-edge genetic sciences.
Exosect Tackle Jersey’s Gypsy Moth Outbreaks By Using Pheromone Based Mating
An all-industry group, supported by the Scottish Executive, has urged farmers
to be on their guard against sheep scab over the next few weeks.
Two brand new six cylinder tractors from John Deere, the 7430 and 7530, extend
the 6000 Series full frame concept for the first time into the horsepower range
between 180 and 200hp.
What is a group of red meat processors doing at an engineering works?
A FREE hands-on event looking at the need for effective cattle buildings and
the control of respiratory disease is being held for West Midlands sheep farmers
which could add £££s to their businesses.
John Deere’s latest generation of 110 to 203hp tractors from Mannheim offers
nine different models combining new Tier 3 engine technology with Intelligent
Power Management, field proven features and numerous ergonomic improvements.
The Brecknock Hill Cheviot Society Annual Ewe Sale at Sennybridge saw a good
sound trade with regular buyers from all over Wales bidding for quality stock.
Daniel Kawczynski, MP was pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate Robert
Bowdler in person this week at ‘Dairy Event 2006’.
The National Beef Association has reported that at least one UK supermarket has
cancelled orders for Irish beef to sell in discounted promotions this autumn.
The Secretariat of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), launched at the 14th
Session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development in May 2006 in New York
to promote the use of bioenergy, opened for business this week.
Since crop protection directly impacts on farmers’ profit margins, intelligent
solutions are required to maximise the effectiveness and minimise the cost of
Kuhn Farm Machinery has extended its range of straw blowers with the introduction
of the hydraulically driven Primor 2060 H, which is available in mounted and
New varieties of fodder crops and fresh thinking on their use should help dairy
farmers reduce the risk of feeding deficits in the future.
A realistic home-grown alternative to imported protein sources has taken a step
closer, thanks to an on-going five-year project being carried out as part of
the DEFRA Sustainable Arable LINK Scheme.
A fresh approach to controlling rats and mice by taking the greatest possible
advantage of their natural behaviour was unveiled by pest management specialists,
Sorex at the Dairy Event this week.
A new, practical guide to cutting feed costs and filling forage gaps with fodder
crops has been published by British Seed Houses.
Cattle producers are being urged to plan their pneumonia management protocols
early this year because of vaccine limitations and restricted disease treatment
JCB today expressed “extreme disappointment” at a fine against the
company for competition infringements in a period up to 1996.
The Cheshire-based Hatton Heath herd, owned by Grosvenor Farms and run by managing
director Mark Roach, has won the UK dairy industry’s most prestigious award – the
NMR/RABDF Gold Cup.
Second wheats drilled as late as December can still profit from a specialist
take-all seed treatment, according to recent East Riding Crop Consultancy trials.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has called a National Dairy Body
to introduce a voluntary milk regulator and the concept of Fair Trade Milk.
A record price of 6,200 guineas was achieved during a day of strong trading at
the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale at Builth Wells.
Anne Loftus presented the supreme champion at the society’s annual show
and sale of Charollais rams at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Tenant Farmers Association has negotiated a new business finance scheme for
its members in conjunction with BHF Finance.
This annual extravaganza once again attracted an enormous and varied entry of
sheep, cattle and pigs of over thirty breeds plus a huge variety of poultry and
The Tenant Farmers Association has been running a prize draw for members who
visited stands at shows and technical events throughout the year.
HOME produced beef and lamb will star at four shows across Europe as the English
Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) launches a renewed export push during October.
80% of British public would rather buy milk that has come from a British dairy
rather than a dairy abroad says CLA poll...
The Government is not doing enough to promote the development and use of bioenergy
according to a report published today.
The Tenant Farmers Association has called for a strong dairy industry regulator,
with teeth, that can adjudicate between retailers, processors and producers of
New rules to protect the rural environment and help cut red tape for farmers
were unveiled today by Biodiversity Minister Barry Gardiner.
A 700-mile round trip to the National Aberdeen Angus Show in Cumbria paid off
for north of Scotland breeder Hamish Sclater when he lifted the supreme championship.
Champions of recent years returned to the scene of their triumphs to again take
the major honours at the 25th annual Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders two-day
show and sale at Skipton.
British farmers and overseas buyers looking for a good used McCormick tractor
will find it easier to track down what they want now that the McCormickTrader
website has gone online.
The Fox farming family yet again proved the dominant force with their mule shearling
gimmers at the annual show and sale of over 4,000 breeding sheep at Craven Cattle
Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart..
New HE-VA front linkages from OPICO Ltd with lift capacities of 3.6 and 5.5 tons,
with and without pto, are now available for MF 6485, 6490, 6495, 7485, 7490 and
Maintaining the growing momentum of Limousin export interest from the UK national
herd, a further thirty-three Limousin heifers from the north of England have
been sold and exported to a Polish client.
The Royal Smithfield Club has announced that for the sixth year it is jointly
funding three Nuffield Food Chain Scholarships.
A ground-breaking new film on the dangers of global warming hits the silver screen
this week and places farmers firmly at the centre of solutions to climate change.
The Lleyn Sheep breed has had a phenomenal growth over the last few years, with
Carlisle's Borderway Mart to host the largest ever sale of Lleyn Sheep in the
A routine breeding soundness assessment on all stock bulls is a good way for
English dairy and suckler herds to guard against bull fertility problems.
Ian Brockett, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, renowned British Friesian breeder, broke
the centre record for a dairy bull at 7,700gns.
NFU Scotland is launching a survey of its members to track the incidence of photosensitisation
Delegates on the second day of the Health Protection Agency's annual conference
will learn about updated diagnostic tests developed to simultaneously detect
the avian influenza H5 or seasonal human flu virus.
The annual report of the Voluntary Initiative steering group published today
highlights the successes from its first five years.
Pig health is the key to a sustainable and profitable future and to help producers
to improve and maintain, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is organising a series
of autumn workshops.
The Cumbria Farmer Network - a company set up earlier this year - has now officially
taken over the work of the Rural Futures project, which ran out at the end of
The Badger Trust yesterday dismissed a new policy on bovine tuberculosis from
the farming industry.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society has invited the Royal Smithfield Club to hold
a National Festival of Meat Beef Ribs Competition at this year's Countryside
Live Food and Farming Fair.
All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farmers chairman, Daniel Kawczynski will
be among the 12,000 visitors to Dairy Event 2006.
A much improved trade on the previous year for better quality sheep was seen
at the annual show and sale of 558 Masham shearling gimmers at Masham Farmers
Next year's National Beef Event, Beef Expo 2007, will be held at Skipton Auction
Mart in Yorkshire, courtesy of the Craven Cattle Marts Group, on Thursday, May
Skipton Auction Mart once more proved a happy hunting ground for Pateley Bridge
father-and-son farmers Joe and Trevor Stoney.
The National Beef Association has asked the European Commission to explain why
its animal health department, DG Sanco, is prepared to be more lenient towards
beef from Brazil.
Ellie Ramsey took both supreme and reserve championship honours at the Beltex
Sheep Society’s sixth annual pedigree production show and sale at Skipton
Heading south to the NSA Wales and Borders Ram Sale for the last time is Scottish
Borders farmer and renowned sheep and horse judge, Charles Scott.
Landini is marking its first-time participation at the Dairy Event – on
20th & 21st September at Stoneleigh, Warwicks – with a special on-farm
price for the Powerfarm ‘Stockman’ 95 tractor.
Further consolidation within the dairy sector is being called for by the All
Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farmers, with discussions involving each
of the three co-operatives.
One of the final links in the assurance chain – from farm to fork – has
been completed with the launch by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) of the artificial
insemination quality standard.
A QUICK and easy way to help beef producers identify areas for improvement in
their beef enterprises has been launched by the English Beef and Lamb Executive
Charolais cross calves dominated Caledonian Marts’ annual calf event in
Stirling on Friday where they cleaned up the silverware and commanded the highest
bids including the day’s leader at £6,000.
The Northern Expo Holstein Show in it’s 24th year is largely seen as one
of the main events in the dairy calendar and is once again scheduled to take
place in Carlisle’s Borderway Mart at the end of October.
Exciting additions to New Holland’s line-up of specialist tractors shows
the manufacturer’s ability to recognise and exceed the demands of groundcare
Scotland’s farming union has told the Competition Commission that consumers
are set to suffer as a result of the unchecked power of the major supermarkets.
The Great Annual Show and Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton
Auction Mart saw almost 8,000 lambs consigned from members of the North of England
Mule Sheep Association.
NFU Scotland has today demanded a milk price rise from all the major companies
who purchase milk.
A trial using a Beltex tup for the first time on his Texel-cross lambing sheep
paid rich dividends for Hebden Bridge hill farmer Brian Lund.
Burgeoning interest in the Aberdeen-Angus breed is reflected in an increased
entry for the second National Aberdeen-Angus Show at Westmorland Show next Thursday
at Kendal (September 14).
Winksley Cum Grantley Young Farmers Club has handed over a cheque for £2,405
to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity committed to fighting breast cancer.
The show and sale of rare, minority and traditional breeds - including sheep,
cattle, pigs, poultry and waterfowl - attracted a strong and diverse entry.
BEEFY and Lamby were back on TV on Monday (September 4) as they spearheaded a
new four-week advertising campaign for Quality Standard beef and lamb.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is writing to every sheep producer in the
UK this week highlighting how individual farmers can help with the declared industry
initiative to rid the national flock of scab.
Farm Radio is an internet radio station aimed at people interested in farming
and the countryside. It is proving a great success, clocking up nearly one million
hits on its web site in the past year.
The latest in precision calf rearing will be launched at the Dairy Event by Volac
International with the Vario from Förster Technik.
Scotland’s farm union has told delegates at a major conference in Edinburgh
today that action to curb the power of supermarkets is essential to protect consumers.
A RAFT of first class advice aimed at helping dairy farmers make the most of
their cattle will be on hand at the Dairy Event at Stoneleigh on September 20
The National Beef Association is advising finishers to keep a watchful eye on
slaughter cattle numbers this autumn and use their adjustment skills to make
sure supplies are even and choke points do not develop in the system.
A trio of Limousin breeders consigned stock to a full ringside of buyers which
saw a leading price tag of 4,500gns.
A new centre record for Texel ram lambs was set when the first lamb to enter
the sale ring sold for 110,000gns.
A fun day out for all the family is promised for visitors to the fourth Countryside
Live Food and Farming Fair which takes place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October
at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.
Two major exhibitions and accompanying seminars offering farmers information
and advice on diversification opportunities will be featured at the Dairy Event.
A simple English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) scoring system could do much
to increase lamb survival rates while reducing critical lambing labour requirements.