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Claas Quadrant Baler Grabs Gold at SIMA
28/02/07
The innovative knotter design on the QUADRANT 3400 square baler for binding bales was the only gold medal winner in the harvesting category at SIMA.
Semex Holstein Bulls Top Three in Canadian Proofs
28/02/07
Semex bulls are showing they have what it takes to add to dairy producers’ bottom line, taking the top three rankings in the all-important Canadian Proofs’ Lifetime Profitability Index (LPI).
Surge in demand for Nitrogen Testing 28/02/07
Just three weeks into the mineral nitrogen testing season and Kemira GrowHow is reporting a surge in demand for its N-Min service.
NFUS Chief Executive in EU Subsidy Talks 27/02/07
NFUS Chief Executive Andy Robertson has joined leaders of Europe’s other farming unions in Brussels to discuss the future of farm support.
Test Your Sheep Wormer Now Say SAC Vets 27/02/07
SAC vets, Brian Hosie and George Mitchell, are advising all Scottish flock owners to test the sheep wormer they plan to use this season during the next few weeks.
500 Dalfibble Holsteins to Sell 27/02/07
On the 15th March 2007 at Dalfibble Farm, Dumfries, John Mackie will disperse his herd of Holstein cattle. This will be one of the largest sales this year with 500 head selling in one day.
Richard Lowe is New CEO at MLC 27/02/07
The Board of Commissioners at the Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) has appointed Richard Lowe as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer.
Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments 27/02/07
Following further misinformation regarding Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments, NFUS is again clarifying the current position.
NFU launches new insurance policy for tenant farmers 26/02/07
The NFU is launching a new insurance policy to cover the cost of rent arbitration and the determination of disputes by the Agricultural Land Tribunal.
Spotlight Shines in Whitebred Shorthorn Sale 26/02/07
The Reserve Champion Parton Spotlight 2nd was bred and exhibited by Messrs Hewson, Parton Farm, Wigton and realised 2,800gns.
NFU Scotland Elects Its New Leaders 23/02/07
At today’s NFU Scotland Council meeting in Dunblane, Jim McLaren was elected as the new President of NFU Scotland.
Farmland price growth trebles to record levels 23/02/07
The rate of growth of farmland prices has trebled, reaching the highest levels in the survey’s history, reports the RICS rural land market survey published today (23 February).
Longtown Primestock Sale 22/02/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 84 prime cattle, 3 young beef bulls, 5379 hoggs and 5195 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd February, 2007.
Simmental Bulls Break all Breed Sale Records 22/02/07
A packed ringside of buyers at Perth saw the Simmentals reach a New Breed Record of £22,000 and a Record Breed Average of £4487, an increase of £1084 on the year, with a clearance of 82%. 
Charolais Bulls establish new UK record sale average 22/02/07
Solid demand for quality Charolais bulls from the profit fuelled commercial sector underpinned a flying trade at the breed society’s official sale in Perth, on Wednesday 21 February.
Meeting EBLEX at the Pub 22/02/07
AN invitation to get down to business at the George and Dragon has been issued to food professionals by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
The Magic Circle - Soil, Forage, Livestock 22/02/07
Farmers should aerate compacted soils to invigorate grass growth and to allow oxygen and water to penetrate into the soil. Kingshay includes this advice in a recent technical bulletin to dairy farmers.
Foot Diseases - Keep a Step Ahead 22/02/07
Kingshay has figures to show that lameness can cost over £6,000 per 100 cows in some herds through lost milk, treatment and labour costs and increased culling rates.
High Performance Angus Bulls attract Top Bids at Perth 22/02/07
An analysis of prices paid for Aberdeen-Angus bulls at the Perth sales two weeks ago clearly shows that buyers are seeking bulls with a high terminal sire index.
Top Quality Colostrum Added To Shepherdess Range 22/02/07
Animal health and nutrition specialist, SCA NuTec, has added a lamb colostrum to its well-known Shepherdess range.
Borderfields Enter Virgin Territory 21/02/07
A group of Borders farmers have set their store to trade beyond the farm gate in premium products through a newly formed company.
Culverwells Join Landini Tractor Network 20/02/07
Managers and staff at one of south-east England’s longest-established farm machinery retailers, E O Culverwell Ltd, are looking forward to a boost in sales of agricultural equipment having joined Landini’s network of tractor dealers.
Records Smashed at Carlisle Limousin Bull Sale 20/02/07
A Limousin firework display lit up Carlisle on Saturday 17th February 2007 at the breed’s annual Spring Sale as a high quality show of bulls smashed the pedigree record books.
Launch of Yorkshire Fashion Idol 2007 20/02/07
Students from Harrogate College hoping to break into the world of fashion are being urged to take part in a competition to find the area's answer to Stella McCartney or Bruce Oldfield.
RABDF elects new chairman 19/02/07
Lyndon Edwards has been elected RABDF chairman. He brings a comprehensive wealth of knowledge and experience to the Association as an agri-businessman and practical farmer.
New Faces at BPEX 16/02/07
TWO new faces have joined the ranks of the British Pig Executive (BPEX) with the aim of helping producers help themselves.
Calderdale cattle coup at Craven Champions Day 16/02/07
Calderdale cattlemen claimed both championship and reserve championship honours on “Craven Champions Day,” the annual high profile show and sale of store cattle with future show potential at Skipton Auction Mart.
APPG on Dairy Farming 2006 Annual Report 16/02/07
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dairy Farming published its 2006 Annual Report this week.
Subsidy cheques keep farms viable 16/02/07
Farmers in the north of England are depending on subsidies for their survival, according to new research from rural business advisers.
Longtown Primestock Sale 15/02/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 118 prime cattle, 11 young beef bulls, 6,178 hoggs and 4,771 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th February, 2007.
Semex Sires Show ‘Spirte’ in February UK Holstein Proofs 15/02/07
Semex UK has seen a number of sires obtaining improved scores and two established bulls gaining actual Type Merits for the first time.
Borders Venue for NSA Scotsheep 2008
15/02/07
Scotland’s biennial national sheep event, Scotsheep, will be returning to the Borders in 2008.
Natural England takes wrong turning on coastal access - NFU 15/02/07
Natural England’s plans for creating a statutory right of access to coastal land have been sharply criticised by the NFU as being a recipe for confrontation and controversy.
Free Farm Pocket Book 15/02/07
UK cattle producers can claim a free practical farm pocket book – packed with a mine of handy farming reference data and conversion tables – from trade outlets selling the Autoworm worming bolus this season.
The Arable Group's Outlook Conference 2007 14/02/07
Future prospects for the North’s arable farmers are improving against a background of an increasing demand for biofuels, a growing world population and global warming.
RASE appoints livestock man as executive show director 14/02/07
Peter Stovold, 53, a Surrey farmer with interests in beef, sheep, cereals, horses and farm diversification, has been appointed to the new post of executive show director to stage the Royal Show this year.
Why Farming Matters campaign gains high profile supporters 14/02/07
Famous faces from across the political spectrum, gold medal-winning athletes and leading environmentalists have all shown their support for British agriculture by signing up to the NFU’s Why Farming Matters campaign.
Badger study reveals TB upsurge 14/02/07
Research work in Gloucestershire which has revealed a dramatic increase in the incidence of TB in badger populations has provided the clearest explanation yet for a parallel increase of TB in the cattle population, says the NFU.
Singing The Praises Of Pork 14/02/07
The sizzle of succulent pork is music to the ears and that theme has been picked up as part of a £500,000 Love QSM Pork advertising campaign.
NFU Conference to focus on the future 14/02/07
This year’s NFU Annual Conference, at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel on February 26 and 27, will have its eyes fixed firmly on the future of farming.
US Beef Producers Tell It Like It Is 13/02/07
A new beef checkoff-funded website tells the US beef production story -- often in the words of beef producers themselves.
Triple Top for Scottish Holstein Bulls 13/02/07
3 bulls born in Scotland feature strongly for Cogent in the February Proof Run.
British Charolais exported to France 13/02/07
Maerdy Abraham, a two year old Charolais bull was exported to France this week, the first British Charolais to return to the breed’s native country for more than 20 years.
British Meat Exports Soar Past A Billion 12/02/07
EXPORTS of British meat and livestock products have crashed through the £1 billion barrier for the first time in more than ten years.
First Beef BRP events ‘sold out’ 12/02/07
The first Better Selection events held under the EBLEX Beef Better Returns Programme (Beef BRP) were fully booked before they were even publicised.
Beefy's Rump Has The Answer! 12/02/07
WHERE exactly does Beefy keep his Quality Standard Mark? The answer comes under close scrutiny in the latest TV advertisement from EBLEX which is to be screened from Thursday.
Cumbria's Auction Marts Survive and Prosper 12/02/07
Six years on from the start of the foot and mouth epidemic which devastated Cumbria’s livestock industry, auction markets in the county are selling more cattle and sheep through the market – at a greater turnover.
Sexed Limousin Semen - A World First! 09/02/07
Limousin has become the first beef breed in the world to take advantage of sexed semen technology.
Longtown Primestock Sale 08/02/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 69 prime cattle, 7 young beef bulls, 4,898 hoggs and 5,087 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th February, 2007.
Landini Tractor Dealer Collects Southern Dealer of the Year Award 08/02/07
Ledbury-based farm equipment retailer Richard Tooby has won the southern Dealer of the Year award from Italian tractor maker Landini for the second year running.
Rural Organisations Co-operate for Future of Tenanted Sector 08/02/07
NFU Scotland and the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association have been co-ordinating a united effort with other key rural organisations, in working towards a sustainable future for the tenanted sector.
Kuhn Develops Hedgecutter Range 08/02/07
A 5.2 metre version of the Pro-Longer hedgecutter, plus the option of crank arm models for this and the 5.7 metre machine, feature in Kuhn Farm Machinery’s extended range of long reach hedge and verge maintenance equipment.
Supermarket Campaign to Tackle Consumer Confusion 07/02/07
Scotland’s farming union is asking farmers, their families and the wider public to identify supermarkets that may be confusing shoppers by mixing meat from different countries of origin in the same shelf space.
FAO confident UK authorities can handle bird flu outbreak 07/02/07
FAO today expressed confidence in the capacity of authorities in the United Kingdom to adequately respond to the recent outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza at a commercial turkey farm there.
Worm For Cash This Grazing Season 07/02/07
Some UK cattle producers could make up to an extra £24 per animal this summer simply by changing their usual worming regime.
Organic Selenium Reduces Cell Counts and Mastitis in US Dairy Study 07/12/06
Somatic cell counts, mastitis cases and mastitis culling rates were all reduced in US dairy herds where an organic selenium source replaced inorganic selenium in rations.
UK Storm Hits Europe 06/02/07
On 2nd February 2007 at the 6th European Open Holstein Show held in Montichiari, Italy a UK bred Holstein was exhibited and won in flamboyant style.
McCormick sales director calls for realistic tractor pricing 06/02/07
The tractor industry should “get real” with the prices it advertises for its products and use discounts more intelligently than as a simple “give-away”, says a leading industry figure.
Sizzle a Steak for Your Valentine 06/02/07
ENGLAND AWAKE - and put the sizzle back into your sex life with a home cooked steak dinner and a message on a special website.
NFUS Calls For Replacement For Crofting Community Development Scheme 06/02/07
NFU Scotland has commended the Crofting Community Development Scheme (CCDS) over the course of its six-year existence.
Cattle primed for Craven Champions Day at Skipton 06/02/07
Budding bovine stars of the future are set to line up on “Craven Champions Day,” the first major cattle show of the year at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart next Wednesday, February 14.
CLA response to Avian Flu virus on a turkey farm in Suffolk 05/02/07
Following a confirmed outbreak of H5N1 avian flu virus on a turkey farm near Lowestoft in Suffolk, various restrictions have been put in place.
Objections to new cattle TB controls are counterproductive 05/02/07
The National Beef Association has told cattle farmers that they will make it more difficult to secure approval for a committed badger cull in TB infected areas if they continue to fight against the adoption of pre-movement testing.
24/7 Support Line for Lambing Season 03/02/07
SCA NuTec’s 24-hour, seven-days- a-week support line for its Shepherdess orphan lamb feeding system is now up and running and will continue for the duration of this year’s lambing season.
Planning for Succession to a Tenanted Farm 02/02/07
Succession to an Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 agricultural tenancy is not automatic and planning for succession to a tenanted farm is extremely important.
Longtown Primestock Sale 01/02/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 87 prime cattle, 4 young beef bulls, 6,176 hoggs and 5,405 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st February, 2007.
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