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New Year Honour For Ram Sale Supremo 31/12/06
The man who has overseen the progress of what has become Europe’s biggest multi breed ram sale, has been awarded the MBE for services to the sheep industry in Wales in the New Year Honours List.


Longtown Primestock Sale 29/12/06
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 77 prime cattle, 9 young beef bulls, 7,051 spring lambs and 6832 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th December 2006.
NFU Mixed feelings on RPA FVP authorisations review 28/12/06
The NFU has expressed relief at the RPA announcement that it has completed its review of FVP (fruit, vegetable and potato) authorisations claimed by growers as part of their SPS applications in May 2005.
NFUS Presidential Candidates Announced 27/12/06
The candidates for the offices of NFU Scotland President and Vice-President have been announced.  John Kinnaird, current President, will stand down after four years at the NFUS Council Meeting in February 2007.
EBLEX Publishes QSM Data 22/12/06
Increasing numbers of shoppers are recognising the EBLEX Quality Standard Mark (QSM) and are prepared to pay more for beef and lamb carrying the logo.
Pig Industry Grants On Offer 22/12/06
A GRANT scheme for pig producers, processors, retailers and foodservice companies in England and Wales who want to improve their supply chains has re-opened for applications.
Do Your Swards Pass The Stem Base Test? 22/12/06
Winter is the ideal time to assess grazing sward quality and determine your reseeding priorities, and this will be all the more important this year following a dry summer that will have exposed less productive fields.
Breed a better pedigree flock 21/12/06
Performance recording to achieve better returns from sheep breeding enterprises is the theme of a new manual, available free to all English producers, from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Working Together For British Farming In 2007 21/12/06
The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Chairman, Reg Haydon, has called on all within the agricultural industry to work together to make 2007 a year of renaissance for British agriculture.
Farm Union Launches ‘Manifesto’ for Rural Scotland 21/12/06
Scotland’s farming union has published its own manifesto to chart the way ahead for the nation’s agricultural sector, countryside and food industry.
National Grid Hasn't Paid Pipeline Farmers 20/12/06
CLA Wales is calling on the National Grid to take urgent action to help farmers and landowners whose lives have been blighted by the pipeline which will carry liquefied gas from Milford Haven to Gloucester.
Farmers fail to plan for the future, report warns 20/12/06
Farmers in Yorkshire and the Humber are leaving it too late to plan the succession of their land and businesses, according to new research.
Framework For Change Highlights Local Produce 20/12/06
A family-run business near York is hoping a visit by an influential Government figure will highlight the role of local producers in the community.
Latest EBLEX Costings Reinforce Sheep Industry Challenge 20/12/06
The serious financial challenge facing the English sheep industry in the absence of headage subsidies is reinforced in the latest annual enterprise costings from the English Beef and Lamb Executive.
DIARY DATES: 2007 Great Yorkshire Show 18/12/06
Quality livestock at a quality event - such is the reputation of the north's leading annual farming event, The Great Yorkshire Show.
British Cattle Breeders On The Road To Via 18/12/06
MEAT and milk quality, price and delivery will be the three main subjects coming under the spotlight at the British Cattle Breeders' Club (BC2) annual conference next month.
New Crops – New Opportunities 18/12/06
BCPC and its partners, will be holding a one day seminar on New Crop Opportunities on Wednesday 1 February 2007, at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, UK.
Farming expert joins Ward Hadaway 18/12/06
THE latest recruit to law firm Ward Hadaway’s countryside team can truly claim to combine legal knowledge with practical farming experience.
Bailea Limousin Heifer Sells For 21,000gns at Carlisle 17/12/06
The only Requin bred daughter in the sale attracted the greatest interest for the annual Bailea heifer sale for Brian, Matthew and Susan Jones.
Support Invoicing Campaign, Urges Potter 15/12/06
The claim by NFU Scotland presidential hopeful, Jim McLaren, that the invoicing campaign being mounted by dairy farmers is no more than a “gimmick” has been challenged by leading milk quota broker, Ian Potter.
Roast Rage Hotline Fights Festive Fraud 15/12/06
A new "Roast Rage" web site has been launched for the Christmas period.
Harbro Poised for Expansion in Southern Half of Scotland 15/12/06
Scotland’s leading supplier of animal feeds and animal health products, Harbro Ltd, is poised to win a larger share of the market in the southern half of Scotland.
Holstein Sire Makes Impressive Rankings Debut 15/12/06
Outstanding longevity, with a particularly high rating for feet and legs, has helped new sire Jardin achieve an impressive Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) of £81 and third place on entry to the latest herd life proof rankings.
Dairy UK in drive to promote exports 13/12/06
Dairy UK is launching an initiative to support dairy companies in their efforts to break into new overseas markets.
RBST appoints new Chief Executive 13/12/06
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Clarke to the position of Chief Executive.
CLA response to announcement of Uplands Entry Level Stewardship 13/12/06
"For a while now we have been very concerned about the future of hill farming.
Farm health planning - cattle initiative 13/12/06
The NFU is backing a move to access extra cash for voluntary Farm Health Planning within the cattle sector.
Farm Tenants should not be Disadvantaged on CAP Payments 12/12/06
The Tenant Farmers Association is warning all existing and prospective farm tenants to check their tenancy agreements carefully on clauses relating to the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) Entitlement.
Loris precision fertiliser application maps now available 12/12/06
UK farmers can now benefit from Kemira GrowHow’s Loris precision software maps. The new service which allows nitrogen fertiliser to be variably applied is available direct from the company or through GrowHow partners.
RABDF urges UK dairy farmers to quantify unpaid labour costs 12/12/06
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has reiterated the importance to dairy producers of including a realistic allocation of at least 4ppl for unpaid labour into their dairy enterprise costings.
NFU Report makes the case for 21st century farming 11/12/06
A campaign to explain why farming is becoming more, not less, important to 21st century Britain is being launched by the NFU today.
Charolais genetics exported down under 11/12/06
The first ever shipment of Charolais embryos, amounting to 200 units, has been made to Australia, together with 1,500 straws of Burradon Talisman, sire of the 55,000gns Perth intermediate champion, Thrunton Voldemort.
Carlisle Pedigree Beltex In-lamb Female Sale 11/12/06
Despite a steady start to the Beltex Sheep Society’s in-lamb female sale at Carlisle on Friday, averages for shearling gimmers rose on the year.
Showjumping Olympic star joins Great Yorkshire Show 11/12/06
An Olympic medallist will help ensure the standard of showjumping is higher than ever at future Great Yorkshire Shows.
Scottish Food Makes The Perfect Christmas Dinner 11/12/06
NFU Scotland congratulates Scotland’s farmers for the excellent food they produce for festive consumption.
Aberdeen-Angus Claim Top Awards at New-Look Royal Smithfield 07/12/06
The Aberdeen-Angus breed carried off a clutch of top awards at the new-look Royal Smithfield Christmas Fair on Saturday (December 2).
Climate Change Brings Daffodils For Christmas
07/12/06
Climate change and one of the mildest Autumns on record has produced an unexpected pleasure at Aberglasney Gardens near Llandeilo in West Wales.
McCormick Farm Manager of the Year award goes to Oxfordshire estate 07/12/06
Adrian Cannon, who runs farming and other enterprises on the Great Tew Estate at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire has been named McCormick Tractors Farm Manager of the Year in a national awards scheme.
Kuhn Flail Mower Makes Ideal Pasture Topper 07/12/06
A new flail mower ideal for pasture topping and field margin maintenance has been introduced to the UK market by Kuhn Farm Machinery.
Victory On Waste Management Licensing Exemptions 07/12/06
NFU Scotland has secured an important win in relation to biobed and composting regulations within the Waste Management Licensing system.
Classy Limousin Champion & Reserve Sweep at Royal Smithfield 06/12/06
Mark Hallam carved his name into the Royal Smithfield history books when his classy Limousin steer, the Deer Stalker, won the coveted Supreme Champion title at the Show’s new Shepton Mallet venue.
Prime performances at Skipton Christmas shows 06/12/06
The 2006 Christmas shows and sales of prime cattle and prime lambs at Skipton Auction Mart were among the most successful in recent memory.
Africa should be top priority in battle to contain bird flu 06/12/06
The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus remains a “potent threat around the world – both to animals and humans.
Manderlea flock tops again at Skipton Texel females winter show 06/12/06
Back-to-back championship wins were achieved by Wharfedale husband and wife farmers Mark and Helen Keighley at the 14th annual winter sale of pedigree Texel females at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart.
NFUS Young Achiever Award Deadline Extended! 05/12/06
NFU Scotland is encouraging young people making a special impact within rural industries to enter its annual Young Achiever Excellence Award which is sponsored by NFU Mutual and have extended the deadline to allow time for more applications!
Disastrous Profit and Loss Evidence for Beef Farmers 05/12/06
UK beef production can only be maintained in anything approaching its current volume if producer incomes increase by 20-25 per cent at the same time as production efficiency is lifted by around 30 per cent.
David Cameron Acknowledges Plight of Welsh Dairy Industry 05/12/06
The Conservative leader, David Cameron, has acknowledged that the difficulties forcing so many Welsh dairy farmers out of business amount to 'a tragedy'.
New engines give McCormick XTX and ZTX tractors a lift 03/12/06
Changes to the power units used in latest versions of the McCormick XTX and ZTX tractors not only meet latest ‘green’ exhaust emissions rules but also give more power and torque for added performance.
Kirkby Stephen Mart Christmas Primestock Show 03/12/06
Vendors of the champion lambs at Kirkby Stephen mart on Tuesday (Nov 28) were Martin and Val Brown and daughter Hannah from Beechwood House, Newton Le Willows, Bedale.
Recycling - a Solution to the Farm Plastic Problem 03/12/06
As a result of impending legislation to stop the burial or burning of farm plastic, Carlisle-based mart firm Harrison & Hetherington has worked with Solway Recycling to secure special discounts for its customers.
Sel-Plex® – The Only Organic Selenium 03/12/06
Alltech are delighted to announce that Sel-Plex - the only organic selenium, has just received authorisation as a nutritional feed additive for use in all species diets, from the EU.
Green Challenge For Pig Industry 02/12/06
Concern for the environment is top of the political agenda and its importance is also recognised by the pig industry.
Deck The Halls With.......EBLEX 02/12/06
A SET of colourful posters, recipe cards and even opening hours signs are set to help decorate 3,500 butchers' shops through England in time for the festive season.
Pork Packs Confuse Consumers! 02/12/06
Misleading labelling is alive and well, tricking people into thinking they are buying British pork and pork products when they are not.
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