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Claas Lexion - Harvesting that’s gentle on the field 29/09/06
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.


Duke of Kent to honour JCB with Queen's Award 29/09/06
HRH The Duke of Kent is to honour JCB by presenting the company with a Queen’s Award marking huge growth in overseas sales.
Making the Most of Welcome Late-Season Grass 29/09/06
The tremendous flush of late-season grass growth stimulated by good rainfall from August onwards provides beef producers across England with a valuable opportunity.
New series of Claas variable round balers 28/09/06
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 and comfort.
Litter Size EBVs Boost English Flock Performance 28/09/06
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 lowland flocks.
British Sausage Week Search for a Super Sausage Sarnie 28/09/06
Journalist and writer Carol Thatcher is a banger lover and proud of it and is spearheading this year's British Sausage Week.
SABRE Animal Breeding Project Launched 28/09/06
The biggest-ever European animal breeding project has been inaugurated in Edinburgh this autumn to harness the power of cutting-edge genetic sciences.
Gypsy Moth Numbers On The Decline 27/09/06
Exosect Tackle Jersey’s Gypsy Moth Outbreaks By Using Pheromone Based Mating Disruption Technology.
Call For Scab Action As Survey Highlights Disease Threat 27/09/06
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.
New John Deere 7430 & 7530 tractors from Mannheim 27/09/06
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.
Lean Thinking for Red Meat Processors 27/09/06
What is a group of red meat processors doing at an engineering works?
Looking at the Need for Effective Cattle Buildings 26/09/06
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.
New John Deere 6030 & 7030 Series tractors 26/09/06
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.
Sound Trade at Brecknock Ewe Sale 25/09/06
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.
Dairy Group Chairman Congratulates Dairy Farmer Of The Future 25/09/06
Daniel Kawczynski, MP was pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate Robert Bowdler in person this week at ‘Dairy Event 2006’.
Seriously short farm assurance cover on Republic of Ireland beef 25/09/06
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.
Global Bioenergy Partnership Secretariat and running 25/09/06
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.
New John Deere sprayers provide intelligent solutions 25/09/06
Since crop protection directly impacts on farmers’ profit margins, intelligent solutions are required to maximise the effectiveness and minimise the cost of spraying.
Hydraulic Drive Straw Blower Extends Kuhn’s Primor Range 22/09/06
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 semi-mounted formats.
Fresh Thinking On Home Grown Fodder 22/09/06
New varieties of fodder crops and fresh thinking on their use should help dairy farmers reduce the risk of feeding deficits in the future.
Yellow And Blue Lupins For Home-Grown Protein 22/09/06
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.
New Approach To Farm Rodent Control Unveiled At Dairy Event 22/09/06
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.
New Guide To Cutting Feed Costs With Fodder Crops 22/09/06
A new, practical guide to cutting feed costs and filling forage gaps with fodder crops has been published by British Seed Houses.
Restricted Pneumonia Management Options Now Put Emphasis On Early Planning 22/09/06
Cattle producers are being urged to plan their pneumonia management protocols early this year because of vaccine limitations and restricted disease treatment options.
European Court’s “Unfair” Fine For JCB 21/09/06
JCB today expressed “extreme disappointment” at a fine against the company for competition infringements in a period up to 1996.
Cheshire Dairy Farm Wins NMR / RABDF Gold Cup 2006 21/09/06
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.
Late Drilled Second Wheats Profit From Take-All Treatment 21/09/06
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.
RABDF calls for National Dairy Body 21/09/06
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.
Record price for day of strong trading at Builth NSA Ram Sale 21/09/06
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.
Regional chairman supreme at Skipton Charollais sheep fixture 20/09/06
Anne Loftus presented the supreme champion at the society’s annual show and sale of Charollais rams at Skipton Auction Mart.
Opportune Moment To Launch TFA Business Finance Scheme 20/09/06
The Tenant Farmers Association has negotiated a new business finance scheme for its members in conjunction with BHF Finance.
Carlisle Rare, Traditional & Minority Breeds Sale 20/09/06
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 waterfowl.
TFA / Towergate Insurance Prize Draw Winners Announced 20/09/06
The Tenant Farmers Association has been running a prize draw for members who visited stands at shows and technical events throughout the year.
European Focus On Beef And Lamb 19/09/06
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.
British public loves the British pinta - and the British farmer 19/09/06
80% of British public would rather buy milk that has come from a British dairy rather than a dairy abroad says CLA poll...
EFRA report on biofuels echoes NFU sentiment 19/09/06
The Government is not doing enough to promote the development and use of bioenergy according to a report published today.
Dairy Industry Needs Strong Regulator 19/09/06
The Tenant Farmers Association has called for a strong dairy industry regulator, with teeth, that can adjudicate between retailers, processors and producers of milk.
New farmer-friendly measures to protect countryside 19/09/06
New rules to protect the rural environment and help cut red tape for farmers were unveiled today by Biodiversity Minister Barry Gardiner.
Aberdeen-Angus National Show 19/09/06
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.
Peter Woof top dog at Skipton Texel highlight 18/09/06
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.
Find a good used McCormick tractor with McCormickTrader 18/09/06
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.
Skipton again a happy hunting ground for Foxes 18/09/06
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 For MF Tractors 18/09/06
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 7495 models.
Limousin 'Genetic Package' Heads For Poland 18/09/06
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.
Nuffield Scholarships To Help British Livestock Farming 15/09/06
The Royal Smithfield Club has announced that for the sixth year it is jointly funding three Nuffield Food Chain Scholarships.
Gore's film returns to farming roots to tackle climate change 14/09/06
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.
Carlisle to host the biggest sale of Lleyn Sheep in the UK 13/09/06
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 country.
Monitor Stock Bull Soundness to Maximise Value
13/09/06
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.
British Friesian bloodlines to the fore at Carlisle 13/09/06
Ian Brockett, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, renowned British Friesian breeder, broke the centre record for a dairy bull at 7,700gns.
Photosensitisation Survey To Track Sheep Illness 12/09/06
NFU Scotland is launching a survey of its members to track the incidence of photosensitisation in sheep.
HPA develops single test for H5 avian and seasonal flu 12/09/06
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.
Crop sprayers achieve success with voluntary protection targets 12/09/06
The annual report of the Voluntary Initiative steering group published today highlights the successes from its first five years.
Health Is The Key To Pig Profitability 12/09/06
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.
Cumbrian Farmers Network for their Future 12/09/06
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 July.
Badger Trust dismisses "cynical extermination strategy" 12/09/06
The Badger Trust yesterday dismissed a new policy on bovine tuberculosis from the farming industry.
Royal Smithfield Club National Festival Of Meat Competitions 11/09/06
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.
APPG chairman Daniel Kawczynski to visit Dairy Event 11/09/06
All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farmers chairman, Daniel Kawczynski will be among the 12,000 visitors to Dairy Event 2006.
Liddles lead the way at Masham 11/09/06
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 Auction Mart.
Skipton Venue For Beef Expo 2007 11/09/06
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 17, 2007.
Skipton again proves fertile ground for Stoney store lambs 11/09/06
Skipton Auction Mart once more proved a happy hunting ground for Pateley Bridge father-and-son farmers Joe and Trevor Stoney.
Relaxed monitoring of beef imports from Brazil causes concern 11/09/06
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.
New breeder’s sparkling debut at Skipton Beltex show 11/09/06
Ellie Ramsey took both supreme and reserve championship honours at the Beltex Sheep Society’s sixth annual pedigree production show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Last Load for NSA Wales and Borders Ram Sale 10/09/06
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 marks first showing at Dairy Event with the Powerfarm ‘Stockman’ 95 10/09/06
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.
APPG for Dairy Farmers to meet with farmer co-ops 08/09/06
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.
AI Quality Standard Launched 08/09/06
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.
Beef Snapshot Puts Farms On Target 08/09/06
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 (EBLEX).
Charolais cream off the top slots at Cally calf sale 08/09/06
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 24th Northern Expo Holstein Show 08/09/06
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.
New Holland Powers Ahead 07/09/06
Exciting additions to New Holland’s line-up of specialist tractors shows the manufacturer’s ability to recognise and exceed the demands of groundcare professionals.
Farm Union Gives Evidence To Competition Commission 07/09/06
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.
Opening Skipton NEMSA mule gimmers show 07/09/06
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.
Farming Union Demands Milk Price Rise 07/09/06
NFU Scotland has today demanded a milk price rise from all the major companies who purchase milk.
Beltex-cross ‘trialists’ prove champion material 07/09/06
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.

Increased Entry For National Aberdeen-Angus Show 06/09/06
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).
Young Farmers hand over cash for charity 06/09/06
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.
Ryeland Downs supreme at Skipton rare and native breeds event 05/09/06
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 Back Into Bat 05/09/06
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.
Sheep Scab Eradication - Producers Must Act Now! 05/09/06
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 - keeping the farming community informed 04/09/06
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 Vario: Volac launches latest in precision calf rearing 04/09/06
The latest in precision calf rearing will be launched at the Dairy Event by Volac International with the Vario from Förster Technik.
Farm Union Addresses Major Supermarket Conference 04/09/06
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.
EBLEX Offers Top Advice At Dairy Event 04/09/06
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 and 21.
Steady cattle marketing will help to maintain prices 04/09/06
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.
Limousin Cattle to 4,500gns at Carlisle 02/09/06
A trio of Limousin breeders consigned stock to a full ringside of buyers which saw a leading price tag of 4,500gns.
Record Texel Sale Price at Carlisle 02/09/06
A new centre record for Texel ram lambs was set when the first lamb to enter the sale ring sold for 110,000gns.
Countryside Live Food & Farming Fair 2006 01/09/06
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.
Farm diversification opportunities at the Dairy Event 01/09/06
Two major exhibitions and accompanying seminars offering farmers information and advice on diversification opportunities will be featured at the Dairy Event.
Select Stock to Improve Lambing Management Ease
01/09/06
A simple English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) scoring system could do much to increase lamb survival rates while reducing critical lambing labour requirements.
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