This autumn marks a convergence of major milestones in the development of Case
The second annual National Progeny Show for Beltex sheep built solidly on last
year’s inaugural event and – with entries up 25%, a higher overall
quality of sheep on show.
Increases in power, separation capacity and output, particularly in difficult
crops and conditions, are the key features of John Deere’s combine harvester
range for 2008.
Retailers and processors have failed to heed NFU Scotland’s warnings that
low farmgate prices will result in a drop in production and a loss of their supply
Farmers hampered by wet harvesting conditions can save drying costs and enhance
feed value by treating their grain with Propcorn, advises Trouw Nutrition.
Government, consumers and retailers must get used to the idea that the days of
over-cheap food are over, the National Beef Association has warned.
BEEF worth more than £122 million was exported from the UK in the year
up to the end of April with around 70 per cent of the total coming from England.
For 2008, the Case IH Steiger line introduces five new models including four-wheel
drive and Quadtrac configurations with up to 589 peak horsepower and enhanced
The growth in the domestic biofuels industry could be a blessing in disguise
for livestock production in the UK.
Defra has asked wild bird reserves in the South East of England, East Anglia
and Northamptonshire to undertake patrols for dead wild birds.
Fantastic food, fabulous fashions, friendly animals and a great day out for all
the family are the hall marks of this year's Countryside Live.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 111 prime
cattle, 5 young bulls, 17 OTM cattle, 4,651 prime lambs and 4,638 cast ewes & rams
at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th July, 2007.
The Doncombe herd of British Blonde cattle owned by David Knight and Sue Cavilla
of Bristol, has been recognised by EBLEX (English Beef and Lamb Executive) and
Farmers Guardian as the Most Improved Herd of British Blondes 2006/07.
Summer and autumn feeding costs can be cut dramatically by adopting a multi-graze
management strategy with selected fodder crops, says British Seed Houses.
Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) and Agrosoft have launched a booklet to help pig
producers reduce the impact of increasing feed costs.
The Twyford herd of Simmental cattle owned by Tony and Phillida Hurn of Calthorpe,
Norfolk, has been recognised by EBLEX (English Beef and Lamb Executive) and Farmers
Guardian as the Most Improved Herd of Simmentals 2006/07.
Scotland’s Minister for the Environment, Michael Russell, yesterday launched
the Tenant Farming Forum (TFF) website and Guide to Good Relations document.
Following the recent wet weather, the 2007 Tockwith Show on Saturday 4 August
will be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, rather than its own
John Deere, in partnership with Syngenta Crop Protection, announces a new liquid
Central Insecticide System to help growers control corn rootworm with more efficiency
and reliability while planting corn.
NFU Scotland is highlighting the need to determine the best and most profitable
future for the Scottish wool clip.
The NFU has welcomed EU proposals for a temporary suspension of compulsory set-aside
next year, in the light of tightening world food supplies and severe weather
Semex UK has consolidated its position as one of the UK’s leading bovine
genetics businesses by securing an exclusive distribution contract for one of
the most advanced fertility detection systems in the world.
The Badger Trust has welcomed the latest bovine TB statistics, which reveal that
more TB testing is finding more TB-infected herds.
The Environment Agency should harness the expertise of farmers and landowners
to combat flooding, after years of focussing on the wrong targets according to
The Board Members of the new Shadow Sector Company for English beef and lamb
were announced today (24 July).
The biotechnology tool of marker-assisted selection (MAS) has raised high expectations
for increasing genetic progress through breeding.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has called for farm-gate milk
prices to more urgently reflect changes in production costs.
Hard pressed beef farmers are still waiting for a positive price signal from
supermarkets and other influential buyers that will encourage them to stay in
A new research initiative has been launched by the UK’s leading native
terminal sire Society, in its bid to drive down flock costs, it was announced
at the Society’s premier sale, on Saturday 21st July in Edinburgh.
A new practical demonstration incorporating tele-handlers and tractor loaders
will be among the main activities featured at Dairy Event 2007.
It is not often that supermarkets receive praise from farming organisations,
but today the National Beef Association is singling out Morrison’s and
Tesco for their on-shelf commitment to British beef.
The Holtstead herd of Charolais cattle owned by F & J Andrews of Holmfirth,
has been recognised by EBLEX and Farmers Guardian as the Most Improved Herd of
FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) are urging all countries to strengthen
their food safety systems and to be far more vigilant with food producers and
A new, comprehensive mycotoxins information website, KnowMycotoxins.com, produced
in conjunction with Alltech was launched on July 16, 2007.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 prime cattle,
18 young bulls, 15 OTM cattle, 2,920 prime lambs and 5,195 cast ewes & rams
at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th July, 2007.
19/07/07 NFU Scotland’s energy event gave local farmers a good deal
to think about as they considered on-farm energy production with experts from
Shrewsbury & Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski, and chair of the All Party Parliamentary
Dairy Group will this week announce plans for the All Party Group to asses the
difficulties faced by farmers over Bovine Tuberculosis.
The NBA has welcomed the EU health commissioner’s end of year deadline
to the Brazilian authorities to correct deficiencies in the delivery of beef
onto the EU market.
For US customers looking for economical horsepower in a durable, compact package,
John Deere introduces a new line of 5003 Series Tractors, ranging in horsepower
from 45- to 74-engine hp.
An anticipated slowdown in growth of cereal production, coupled with high international
prices, could result in a tighter food supply situation for some countries in
the coming year.
Show on Saturday 14th July 2007 saw the Northern Ireland Limousin Cattle Club
and the Irish Limousin Society join together to stage a unique event.
The livestock industry needs commitment from retailers - not kind words - to
secure the immediate future of beef and lamb producers says the NFU.
The NFU has welcomed the decision by the Rural Payments Agency to allow set-aside
land to be used for grazing in a bid to help alleviate some of the problems caused
by the recent flooding.
Rising grain and fresh milk prices are gifting the major supermarkets with a
long awaited opportunity to lift the value of retail beef.
Martin Brookes was the lucky winner of a full pallet of TamaNet Edge to Edge
Pro-Tec 3600 netwrap, as the successful entrant in the Crop Packaging Association’s
annual free prize draw.
Woodlarks are returning to breed on England’s farmland in greater numbers
than at any time in the last 40 years.
Farm Health Planning, a major new exhibition specifically designed to encourage
farmers to introduce proactive measures to help manage herd disease and improve
their livestock’s overall performance will feature at Dairy Event 2007.
Perennial chicory could have a valuable role to play in improving the grazing
performance of English beef cattle and lamb.
A new winter feed barley variety aimed squarely at farmers who are looking for
an easy-to-grow option which combines robust yields with high grain quality is
being launched by New Farm Crops.
Three Potatoes in Partnership open days, due to be held in July will provide
an opportunity for growers and others in the industry to hear about the latest
developments in a 5-year Scottish Executive commissioned research programme on
potato breeding and potato pathology.
Organisers of the 2007 Great Yorkshire Show are delighted to have staged another
hugely successful event, in spite of the wettest June making the efficient build
up a major challenge.
The world's first commercially available module-building cotton harvester rolled
off the manufacturing line this week.
The British pig industry owes a huge debt of gratitude to its centre of research
and development at Stotfold.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 96 prime cattle,
12 young bulls, 29 OTM cattle, 2,524 prime lambs and 4,553 cast ewes & rams
at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th July, 2007.
The first XERION 3300 SADDLE TRAC mastered more than 10,000 hours of test operation.
Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has suspended a cross compliance standard to
enable farmers to use mechanical equipment and vehicles on waterlogged soil and
access their crops.
S4C plans to broadcast over 100 hours of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show this
year, featuring the cattle classes and activities organised by Wales YFC.
Huge opportunities await the farmer who joins the challenge to meet the targets
to produce heat and power from renewable sources by 2020.
The Tenant Farmers Association has called on all dairy companies to share the
benefits of improved milk prices with their suppliers.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has joined the Prince of Wales in supporting
an appeal fund for farmers hit by recent floods.
The CLA was encouraged by Jeff Rooker's comments at the Royal Show last week
where he said it was necessary to share both costs and responsibility .
Supermarket chiefs, burger manufacturers and catering chains must ask themselves
whether their attitude to imports is fundamentally damaging the structure of
the UK beef industry.
Dodging the heavy showers which unfortunately have become the norm lately did
not dampen the judges' enthusiasm for the quality of farming in both livestock
and arable classes.
Bos indicus genetics (‘zebu genes’) have now been excluded
from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) Quality Standard beef scheme.
The annual search is under way for somebody whose commitment to the British pig
industry needs to be recognised and honoured by their peers.
Dairy Event exhibitors have been offered a funding package designed to help them
expand their export business.
People inspired to act on climate change by events like Live Earth now have help
available to identify the steps they can take to make a difference, Environment
Secretary Hilary Benn said today.
Selective breeding through performance recording may be worth nearly £7
million to the English beef and lamb industries every year.
Brightly coloured birds are among the species most adversely affected by the
high levels of radiation around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, ecologists have
Few breeds have made more of an impact on the sheep industry in recent years
than the Lleyn.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 92 Prime cattle,
7 Young bulls, 17 OTM cattle, 2,956 Prime lambs, 335 hoggs and 4,294 cast ewes & rams
at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th July, 2007.
Organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show are urging visitors and
exhibitors to consider alternatives to driving to the event next week. 04/07/07
The June and early July rains look set to fuel a fly explosion in many regions
of the country. With conditions so wet and warm, fly breeding grounds have been
plentiful and farmers need to prepare for an onslaught on their livestock.
A bid to get trade in British beef, breeding cattle and genetics restarted took
a step forward when the head of Serbia’s Veterinary Directorate viewed
a herd of Buckinghamshire cattle and paid a visit to the Royal Show this week.
MORE than 60 members of the Cypriot meat industry met English exporters and a
group from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) at a special reception
in the Island’s capital Nicosia.
Alton-based publisher British Crop Production Council (BCPC) was delighted with
the reception its latest educational books received from two royal visitors to
its stand at this week's Royal Show in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
North Craven prime lambs took championship honours at a well supported and high
quality July show at Skipton Auction Mart, (Mon, July 2) which saw recent improved
trading levels maintained.
With the addition of qbox to Red Meat Industry Forum's benchmarking system and
BPEX's run British Pig Health Scheme, producers can now access via the web all
the tools they need to help create a successful business.
Plans for Cumbria and the north west’s first big agri-event this November
at Borderway, Carlisle are well under way and the all-industry show is attracting
widespread interest from livestock and trade stand exhibitors as well as sponsors.
The Royal Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire is to finish a day early but
organisers are to continue to run the horse event to make sure Horse of the Year
Show (HOYS) qualifying rounds can be completed.
A free of charge workshop was held at Barbers Livestock Auction with 14 farmers
taking advantage of the specialist computer advisers on hand to help them get
on top of the paperwork surrounding the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) legislation
and Cross Compliance.
The investment being made by AGCO Corporation to form a 50:50 joint venture with
ARGO SpA for the production of combine harvesters, has been welcomed by ARGO’s
president Valerio Morra as a vote of confidence in the competence of the Laverda
Younger farmers, looking for a business start in the livestock sector, could
use specialist beef calf rearing as a springboard for their ambitions, the National
Beef Association has suggested.
Climate change may have an impact on where livestock are located, and how they
are housed, transported and cared for.
The dairy industry was yesterday urged by four of its leaders to use rising milk
prices wisely to lay down sustainable and profitable foundations for the future.
Natural England launched its 'Future of Farming Awards' scheme at the Royal Show
on 2 July. The new scheme will celebrate environmental excellence and innovation
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is increasing the price it pays to farmers
for their milk for the second time this year.
A new computer program will aid beef farmers choose animals for slaughter.
Wanted – dynamic, enthusiastic young people for ‘a life on the land’.
The Tenant Farmers Association has urged Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his
new Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn MP
to re-engage with the farming community.