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Longtown Primestock Sale 31/05/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 77 Prime cattle, 0 Young bulls, 20 OTM cattle, 775 Spring lambs, 2688 hoggs and 3254 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 31st May, 2007.
Pesticides forum focuses on a wide range of important issues 31/05/07
Two reports published today confirm that farmers and growers are doing much to reduce impacts on the environment from the use of pesticides although it is disappointing that levels of pesticides found in water increased in 2005.
Higher Modulation Rates But Improved Rural Development Measures 31/05/07
Despite the increase in modulation rates, NFU Scotland has broadly welcomed the main thrust of today’s announcement by Cabinet Secretary, Richard Lochhead on rural development spending for the period up until 2013.
P & D Engineering Joins McCormick’s National Tractor Sales Network 31/05/07
The partners and employees of agricultural machinery firm P&D Engineering (Bredon) are looking forward to the new business opportunities that will come from joining the retail dealer network of one of Britain’s top four farm tractor makes.
Cogent Red Ribbon Series of Holstein SIres 31/05/07
Cogent Breeding is proud to launch The Red Ribbon Series. Red Ribbon is a collection of high type bulls individually selected for the dairy producer whose breeding objectives are focused towards breeding a better cow.
Having a Butchers at a Pig Unit 30/05/07
There's no substitute for first-hand experience but few catering butchers have ever been on to a pig unit to see what happens themselves.
NFU urges retailers to support UK lamb producers 30/05/07
NFU livestock board chairman Thomas Binns is reinforcing his message to retailers to support English and Welsh lamb producers or risk losing them, as New Zealand lamb imports continue to have a negative impact on home markets.
Belgian Blue Calf Tops Gisburn Show & Sale 30/05/07
The anniversary show and sale of rearing calves, at Gisburn Auction Marts, on Thursday 24 May 2007, saw all previous market record calf prices smashed, with a top price of £428 being achieved.
Spot Catches Eye at Skipton Working Sheepdogs Sale 30/05/07
Five successful bids of over 2,000 guineas were registered at the late Spring sale of working sheepdogs at Craven Cattle Marts' Skipton Auction Mart.
“What's On Your Plate?” – New Scottish Food Campaign 29/05/07
NFU Scotland is set to launch a high profile new Scottish food campaign aimed at highlighting all of the positive things delivered by Scottish farming and Scottish farmers and persuading people to back Scotland by buying Scottish food and drink.
Choose Cheese Roadshow to Turn Browsers into Buyers 29/05/07
The British Cheese Board anticipates that more than 300,000 cheese samples will be given out at Choose Cheese events around the country this summer.
Top Your Swards to Maximise Pasture Potential 29/05/07
Kuhn’s Robert Garthwaite says the pasture topper, if used in a timely fashion, could be one of the livestock farmer’s most important tools this summer.
Act Now Before Older Cattle Disposal Scheme Logjam 29/05/07
Suckled calf breeders with cows and stock bulls born before August 1996 must make sure they can put them through the Older Cattle Disposal Scheme (OCDS) before it expires on December 31st next year, the National Beef Association has warned.
Hampshire Down Sheep Peak at 850gns 29/05/07
A ready demand for Hampshire Downs underpinned by breed newcomers from as far a field as Lanarkshire and Devon, led bidding to peak at 850gns at the breed association’s annual show and sale in Stratford upon Avon, on Sunday 27 May.
Meet Creatures Great and Small at the Great Yorkshire Show 25/05/07
Alpacas, sheep racing, Shetland ponies and a sheepdog and duck display are just some of the elements adding a different dimension to this year's Great Yorkshire Show with the launch of a new area, Creatures: Great and Small.
Climate Change - No Storm in a Teacup! 25/05/07
The weather is always a major topic of conversation and at North Sheep 2007 being held on Wednesday 6th June at North Hanging Wells Farm, near Wolsingham County Durham, it will most definitely be the major topic of conversation.
Launch of Scotland’s Second Environmental Focus Farm 25/05/07
SAC launched its second Environmental Focus Farm today (25 May 2007) at Low Holehouse Farm, Ayrshire, courtesy of farmer Mr Willie Campbell. 
Priestley championship hat-trick at Skipton multi-breeds fixture 25/05/07
West Yorkshire Limousin cattleman Steven Priestley landed an unprecedented third successive championship success – and saw his victor sell for a new mart record price - at the annual multi-breeds show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle at Skipton Auction Mart.
NSA North Sheep 2007: gearing up for business 25/05/07
NSA North Sheep is expecting a turn out of more than 6,000 visitors, including delegations from 11 different countries, to its venue at North Hanging Wells, Eastgate in Weardale, Bishop Auckland, County Durham on Wednesday 6 June.
Longtown Primestock Sale 24/05/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 65 prime cattle, 1 young bulls, 19 OTM cattle, 783 spring lambs, 5538 hoggs and 4015 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th May, 2007.
MP Adds voice to anger over Single Farm Payments 24/05/07
Daniel Kawczynski, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farming, this week signed a motion in Parliament that expresses outrage at the continued failure of DEFRA to improve on the Single Farm Payment scheme.
Sunshine and Smiles at Welsh Sheep 2007 24/05/07
Glorious sunshine helped to cheer one of the best ever crowds at NSA Welsh Sheep 2007 on Wednesday 23 May.
Scrapping the Common Agricultural Policy is not the answer - NFU 23/05/07
The conclusion of the Efra Select Committee report into the government’s ‘Vision for the Common Agricultural Policy’ that the CAP should be scrapped and replaced by a new rural policy is “disappointing” and “naïve”, the NFU said today.
Record Attendance at “Fabulous” Beef Expo 2007
23/05/07
Bigger and better than ever was the verdict on the National Beef Association’s annual national beef event, Beef Expo 2007, held last Thursday (May 17) at Skipton Auction Mart, Yorkshire.
Online Offering Enhanced with New Holstein Sire Jesfa 23/05/07
From a stud already establishing a reputation for top quality type and production sires comes Jesfa, the latest and most exciting new release from Bullsemen.com.
Rural Development - NFUS Meets Cabinet Secretary 23/05/07
NFU Scotland has joined other rural stakeholders in meeting Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, and Michael Russell, Minister for Environment, to discuss Scotland’s Rural Development Programme, which must be submitted to Brussels shortly for approval.
National Beef Expo boosts regional economy 22/05/07
Skipton Auction Mart’s growing influence as a leading northern events venue, coupled with its major impact on the regional economy, was clearly demonstrated when the mart hosted the NBA’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2007.
Four ‘Islands’ and Five Breeds Represented in 2007 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup 22/05/07
Sixty four dairy herds are through to the next round of the 2007 NMR/RABDF Gold Cup competition and include herds of five different breeds and from mainland Britain, Isle of Man, and for the first time ever, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Cotswold Lamb Launch in Sainsbury’s 22/05/07
Farmers in the Three Counties region are set to benefit from a unique partnership between Andover based Randall Parker Foods and the EBLEX, as prime Cotswold spring lamb begins to appear on shelf in Sainsbury stores from next month.
Beef Expo 2007 Seals Cattle Export Links to Twelve Countries 21/05/07
Sale orders valued at around £498,000 for 332 breeding cattle were confirmed at the NBA Beef Expo 2007 as importers from 12 countries arranged deliveries with breed societies.
Radieuse Breaks Belgian Blue Breed Record at Carlisle 21/05/07
Belgian Blue breeders enjoyed a very successful day’s trading at the Border Belgian Blue Club’s Seventeenth Annual Spring Show & Sale at Carlisle on Saturday 19 May.

Longtown Primestock Sale 17/05/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 Prime cattle, 5 Young bulls, 11 OTM cattle, 487 Spring lambs, 6566 hoggs and 3079 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th May, 2007.


Who Will Pay For The Countryside? 16/05/07
Country Land and Business Association Wales Director Julian Salmon says the key question facing Governments and land managers in rapidly changing times is to establish who is going to pay to achieve a balance between food security and the maintenance of a beautiful environment.
Carlisle Charolais peak at 17,000gns 14/05/07
Quality Charolais bulls met a solid commercial demand from a packed ringside selling to a top of 17,000gns in Carlisle on Saturday 12 May. Overall, 124 lots sold to average £3,441, up more than £343 on the year, including 25 entries at 5,000gns or more.
Progress on Beef On The Bone Rule 12/05/07
NFU Scotland and the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) have welcomed an opinion published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which should pave the way for a return to beef being sold on the bone from animals aged up to 30 months.
First Northern Limousin Extravaganza a runaway success 11/05/07
The inaugural show for juvenile Limousin cattle at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart (Wed, May 9) proved an overwhelming success and will now become an annual event.
Positive Step to Reduce Calf Tagging Injury Risk 11/05/07
Ongoing discussion between NFU Scotland SEERAD has ensured that cattle ID requirements can be operated without producers being exposed to unnecessary risks when tagging newborn calves.
Notts debut success at Skipton pedigree Limousin show 11/05/07
A first-ever visit to Skipton Auction Mart by Nottinghamshire-based Limousin cattle breeders Barry and Jill Heald and their son Matthew paid rich dividends when the family landed championship spoils at Skipton’s annual “Red Pedigree Event.”
Milk price campaigner receives RABDF Princess Royal Award 11/05/07
David Handley has been presented with the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers’ Princess Royal Award by Her Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 10 May.
Landini to expand tractor range with new six-cylinder Powermax 11/05/07
Farmers in the market for a high-specification tractor in the fast-growing 150hp to 200hp power bracket will have a new option when Landini unveils its new Powermax.
New Look for Lancashire Cheese as Website Launched 11/05/07
The regional artisan charm of Lancashire cheese making and its versatility in cooking and on the cheese board is portrayed on its new web site launched this spring.
Longtown Primestock Sale 10/05/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 Prime cattle, 4 Young bulls, 19 OTM, 309 Spring lambs, 5830 hoggs and 2773 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th May, 2007.
Record Price at Lazonby Sheepdog Sale 10/05/07
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Third Annual Spring Sale of 35 working & unbroken Sheepdogs at Lazonby Mart, Cumbria on Wednesday 9th May 2007.
Protect Silage Stacks from Rats this Spring 10/05/07
Rats could make a bee-line for baled silage stacks this spring, as they look for safe nesting sites close to convenient food sources, according to Dr Jonathan Wade of Hampshire based rodenticide manufacturer PelGar International.
Badgers as Common as Foxes - Defra Survey 10/05/07
A survey of badger populations carried out by the Central Science Laboratory last year has shown badgers are now as common as foxes across large parts of the English countryside.
Craigatoke Limousin Bull Tops Carlisle Sale at 30,000 Guineas 09/05/07
A tremendous demand from commercial beef producers from all corners of the United Kingdom, and Southern Ireland, resulted in another fantastic day’s trading at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s May Sale at Carlisle on Saturday, 5th May.
Charolais Bull heads Perth multi-breed sale at 5,000gns 09/05/07
Charolais led Perth’s spring multi-breed show and sale with a top call of 5,000gns on Monday 7 May. Sale leader was Balthayock Aaron, a 20 month old within the breed’s top 10% with a Beef Value of CH28 from Major David Walter, Perth.
The New Holland Fiat Group logo for Juventus 08/05/07
Today saw the signing of a three-year sponsorship agreement between Fiat S.p.A and Juventus Football Club S.p.A. which will allow the New Holland brand to appear on the shirts of the Juventus players for the first year of sponsorship.
Forage Maize “Catch Crops” Could Prevent Predicted Silage Shortfall 08/05/07
Farmers facing a shortfall in forage following a light-yielding first cut could still turn to an additional late-drilled forage maize crop to bolster supplies, says British Seed Houses’ Paul Billings.
Future Farmers of Wales Visit Shitake Mushroom Enterprise 08/05/07
A visit by the Future Farmers of Wales to Crai Organics, where Keri and Julie Davies, produce Shitake Mushrooms, coincided with the first delivery of the gourmet produce to Asda and Tesco.
CLA Wants WAG to Make Badger Culling a Priority 08/05/07
CLA Wales is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to introduce badger culling in order to bring the TB epidemic in cattle under control.
English Lambs Improve in Carcase Quality 08/05/07
The quality of lambs slaughtered and classified in English abattoirs improved slightly in 2006, with fully 57% meeting the preferred target market specification.
English Beef Carcase Quality Improvement 08/05/07
The quality of English beef carcases showed marked across-the-board improvements over the past year, according to the latest annual carcase classification figures from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Longtown Primestock Sale 03/05/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 107 Prime cattle, 1 Young bulls, 19 OTM cattle, 51 Spring lambs, 6202 hoggs and 2797 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd May, 2007.
British Beef Back with £100 Million Bang! 03/05/07
In its first year back on international markets, beef exports from the UK hit 60,000 tonnes in the first year - double the original 30,000 tonne estimate from the Meat and Livestock Commission.
Northern Ireland Charolais Bulls Sell to 7,000gns 03/05/07
Demand for Charolais bulls continued unabated at the Northern Ireland Club’s April show and sale in Dungannon on Monday 30 April where bidding peaked at 7,000gns and 22 entries sold to average £2,314.
Horsforth Farm Ride helped by Growing Routes 03/05/07
The freedom to ride around 50 acres of rolling grassland, with a range of jumps along a cross-country course to suit all abilities - it sounds an ideal scenario for any rider.
TMR Diet Maximising Suckler Potential 02/05/07
Influencing market price is out of the majority of beef producers’ reach; however they do have tools to hand to improve their unit’s efficiency and ultimately its sustainability in the run up to 2012.
Record Price at Skipton Hoggs with Lambs Show 02/05/07
A mart record price was set when the champions at the annual seasonal show and sale of gimmer hoggs with lambs at foot at Skipton Auction Mart (Mon, Apr 30) sold for an exceptional £420 per outfit.
Wolseley Car in Vintage Agricultural Equipment Sale 01/05/07
The annual George F White’s sale of vintage agricultural equipment at Hawes Auction Mart has bagged a vintage wonderful vintage Wolseley.
British Bred Charolais Secures $40,000 Australian Record 01/05/07
British Charolais genetics are proving to be in demand down under. A 13 month old heifer by Seawell Offshore has sold for a new Australian female breed record of $40,000.
New front hitch and pto for McCormick MTX tractors 01/05/07
A compact front three-point linkage and power take-off assembly introduced as a factory-fitted option for McCormick MTX tractors caters for the growing popularity of front-mounted implements.
Lincolnshire Hampshire Down flock awarded championship 01/05/07
The 60 ewe Kelsey flock has been awarded the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association’s supreme flock championship.
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