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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
SAC launched its second Environmental Focus Farm today (25 May 2007) at Low Holehouse
Farm, Ayrshire, courtesy of farmer Mr Willie Campbell.
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 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.
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.
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.
Glorious sunshine helped to cheer one of the best ever crowds at NSA Welsh Sheep
2007 on Wednesday 23 May.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ongoing discussion between NFU Scotland SEERAD has ensured that cattle ID requirements
can be operated without producers being exposed to unnecessary risks when tagging
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Third Annual Spring Sale of 35 working & unbroken
Sheepdogs at Lazonby Mart, Cumbria on Wednesday 9th May 2007.
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.
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.
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,
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,
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.
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.
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 Wales is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to introduce badger culling
in order to bring the TB epidemic in cattle under control.
The quality of lambs slaughtered and classified in English abattoirs improved
slightly in 2006, with fully 57% meeting the preferred target market specification.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The annual George F White’s sale of vintage agricultural equipment at Hawes
Auction Mart has bagged a vintage wonderful vintage Wolseley.
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
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.
The 60 ewe Kelsey flock has been awarded the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association’s
supreme flock championship.