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New McCormick Compact Tractors for Farming, Horticulture and Smallholdings 30/10/07
A new range of compact tractors available through McCormick sales and service dealers provide versatile performance for farming, horticulture and many other rural enterprises.
D-Day for the Industry in the Fight Against Bluetongue Virus 30/10/07
The Pedigree Beef Society Group and partner organisations are backing the National Beef Association’s call for the urgent adoption, by Defra, of a UK-wide vaccination programme against BTV8.
Amino Gold Lifts Milk Yields 30/10/07
Specialist feed company, SCA NuTec, is launching a new feed additive, Amino Gold, at Agriscot on November 14, 2007.
Free Tuck-In Recipe Booklet from EBLEX 30/10/07
Customers of butchers shops and farm shops across the country are being invited to tuck-in to tasty, sumptuous beef and lamb treats this autumn and winter with the free Tuck-in recipe booklet from the English Beef and Lamb Executive.  
Supermarkets Challenged Over Lamb Price 30/10/07
Scotland’s farming union is challenging the major supermarkets over the crippling collapse in the price paid to farmers for lamb since the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak; a period during which the retail price has actually increased.
No Such Thing as British Isles Beef says NBA 30/10/07
Corporate moves by Anglo-Irish processing companies to blur the distinction between higher priced, home produced, British beef and discounted beef from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) must be strongly resisted, says the National Beef Association.
Another Successful Year for Countryside Live 30/10/07
New attractions and plenty of opportunities to get 'hands-on' ensured the fifth Countryside Live was a great success with visitors.
International Plant Gene Pool Becomes Operational 29/10/07
A new multilateral system for the fair and equitable sharing of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture has become operational, FAO announced today.
McCormick CX Auction Bids Hit New High - Ends 6th November 29/10/07
Bids to purchase one of McCormick’s most historically-significant tractors – the last CX model to be assembled at the Doncaster factory in South Yorkshire – have hit a new high just a few days ahead of the 6th November deadline.
NFUS Celebrates Solway Recycling's Summer of Awards 29/10/07
Winning two prestigious awards has put the icing on the cake, as NFU Scotland’s partnership organisation, Solway Recycling, celebrates fifteen years in business.
Benn Beefs Up Climate Change Bill 29/10/07
Details of a strengthened, more effective and more transparent Bill to help tackle climate change have today been set out by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.
Natural England Says ‘We Need to Rise to Challenge of Climate Change’ 29/10/07
Natural England, which is one year old, was established with a wide-ranging environmental remit and the responsibility for safeguarding England’s natural environment.
F.A.B – Farmland Birds Are Go! 27/10/07
Finding ways to help the north east’s farmland birds will be the focus of an event organised by the RSPB and Natural England in Durham next month.
Clean Sheep Avoid Price Penalties 27/10/07
As the seasons start to change, producers are reminded they should ensure sheep presented for slaughter are clean to help avoid additional price penalties.
Move To Suspend Pig Levy 27/10/07
With the British pig industry facing a crisis from rocketing feed prices, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) has launched a major campaign to improve returns to producers.
NFUS Spells Out Next Steps in FMD Compensation Fight 27/10/07
Following on from the announcement this week by the Scottish Government of an emergency aid package for farmers, Scotland’s farm union has spelt out the next steps in the fight for full foot and mouth compensation.
Gallaber Success at Skipton Pedigree Beef Sale 27/10/07
A 20-month-old Limousin bull from the Gallaber herd of T & JM Sedgwick proved a worthy champion at Skipton’s Autumn Pedigree event for beef breeding cattle.
Welsh Livestock Farmers Feel Effect of Bluetongue Restrictions 26/10/07
Bluetongue restrictions are too rigid and onerous to allow hundreds of Welsh livestock farmers to run their businesses lawfully according to CLA, the rural economy experts.
Strathisla Suffolk Sheep Flock Open Day 26/10/07
One of the most successful and influential Suffolk sheep flocks from Aberdeenshire has won the Society’s top flock award completing a hat-trick of top achievements for 2007.
Avoid Temptation to Retain Old Sows 26/10/07
Reports from NADIS surveillance veterinary surgeons indicates that cull sows are accumulating on farms.
Bluetongue Vaccination Programme Imperative 26/10/07
All four UK governments, and the EU Commission, must quickly commit themselves to the widest possible anti-Bluetongue vaccination programme before the BTV8 strain spreads further and does even more economic and animal welfare damage.
NML Opens New Scottish Milk Testing Lab 26/10/07
National Milk Laboratories (NML), part of the NMR group, has officially opened its new site at Hillington near Glasgow in Scotland.
Longtown Primestock Sale 25/10/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 54 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 11 OTM, 4,055 prime lambs and 4,400 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th October, 2007.
Bird Flu Virus in Europe – a Hidden Danger 25/10/07
The avian influenza virus H5N1 could become entrenched in chickens and domestic ducks and geese in parts of Europe, FAO warned today.
Sainsbury’s Woodland Eggs Wins International Marketing Award 25/10/07
Sainsbury’s Woodland Eggs scooped the International Marketing Excellence Egg Award at a presentation held in Budapest in September.
Stockdales Swoop at Skipton Swaledale Rams Show 25/10/07
A four-shear aged ram from JW Stockdale & Sons, of Oat Croft Farm, Burnsall, proved championship material at the annual evening show and sale of 46 Swaledale rams at Skipton Auction Mart.
Record Craven Dairy Auction Prices Top £2,000 24/10/07
It’s not all doom and gloom in farming at the moment – as witnessed at Skipton Auction Mart, on Monday, when Craven Diary Auction selling prices went through the roof, smashing previous sales records by some considerable margin.
Bordley Bonanza at Skipton Swaledales Show 24/10/07
Local sheep farmers from Bordley netted a supreme and reserve championship double at the annual prize show and sale of almost 3,500 Swaledale shearlings and correct ewes at Skipton Auction Mart.
Countdown to a Cracking Countryside Live 2007 24/10/07
With only days to go until the gates open on this year's Countryside Live, the exciting two-day event offers fantastic food, funky fashions, friendly animals and fabulous shopping - great for all the family.
Save Money on Cull Sow Feed 24/10/07
The cost of feeding cull sows can be a major item of expenditure but using alternative feeds can help keep costs down says the British Pig Executive (BPEX) but it is not a case of just switching feed.
FSA Must Look at Retail Display to Reduce Country of Origin Confusion 24/10/07
The National Beef Association would like new Food Standards Agency (FSA) revisions to improve consumer guidance through clear food labelling to include strong advice on the display of similarly packaged products from different countries of origin.
RABDF Welcomes Chief Scientist’s Support for Badger Cull 23/10/07
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has welcomed Government chief scientist, Sir David King’s report to ministers in which he advises a badger cull.
Tophill Texel Tops at Skipton Breeders Show 23/10/07
A home-bred shearling ewe from David Houghton’s Tophill flock in Bury took supreme championship honours at the 26th Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Association show and sale of pedigree rams and females at Skipton Auction Mart.
Chief Scientific Adviser Recommends Badger Cull 23/10/07
The Badger Trust today ridiculed Prof David King, Chief Scientific Adviser to the government for recommending badger culling to control bovine TB in cattle.
RABDF/Defra Farm Health Planning Award 2007 23/10/07
Richard Pye, an FdSc Agriculture student studying at Myerscough College has received the RABDF/Defra Farm Health Planning Award, a new awareness raising initiative for younger members of the industry.
Third Time Lucky as Lancashire Jersey Herd Strikes Gold 23/10/07
Finalists for the past three years, Ian and Sally Macalpine from Clitheroe, in Lancashire, have risen to the top spot this year and won the UK dairy industry’s most prestigious award – the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup.
BPEX Cash Grants for Pig Development 21/10/07
New ideas are the lifeblood of the pig industry and to develop them, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is putting its money where its mouth is.
Lameness Lower on Organic Dairy Farms 20/10/07
An SAC study has shown that the incidence of lameness is lower on organic dairy farms compared to non-organic farms.
Malham Moor Double at Skipton NEMSA Show 20/10/07
Mule gimmer lambs from Malham Moor swooped down from the hills to plunder the spoils in both championship classes at the second annual North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA) show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Cull Barren Cows Early to Cut Winter Feed Costs 21/10/07
Early identification and culling of barren cows will enable English suckler herds to make the most of limited forage stocks and reduce their need for expensive supplementary feeds this winter, advises the EBLEX.
Limousin Society Conducts Buyers’ Survey of Over 1000 Bulls 19/10/07
Through October and November of this year, the British Limousin Cattle Society is undertaking an extensive customer survey of the performance of over 1000 Limousin bulls sold through Official Society sales. 
New John Deere 6030 Series Tractors Broaden Customer Appeal 19/10/07
John Deere’s new mid-specification 6030 Series tractors are designed for wider appeal to a bigger range of customers.
Longtown Primestock Sale 18/10/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 11 Over Thirty Month (OTM) cattle, 3,393 prime lambs and 3,974 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th October, 2007.
Skipton Multi-Breeds Rams and Females Show 17/10/07
There was a hive of activity on one of the busiest sheep sales days of the year at Skipton Auction Mart with the annual multi-breeds show and sale of pedigree and pure-bred rams and females.
Autumn Lamb Takes Centre Stage In New Vodcasts
17/10/07
Consumers can now cook the best of Autumn lamb side by side with BBC2's Urban Chef Oliver Rowe - thanks to three new vodcasts published this week.
US Announces Boost for FAO’s Bird Flu Programme 17/10/07
The United States will support FAO’s avian influenza control and prevention programme with an additional US$38 million, FAO announced today.
Skipton Wensleydales Annual Show 17/10/07
Wensleydale Longwool Sheepbreeders’ Association breeders believe that Defra’s 20-day standstill regulations had a severe impact on their 116th annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Fun For All the Family at Countryside Live 2007 17/10/07
Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be put through their paces later this month when they take centre stage at Countryside Live.
Jacobs Boost Skipton Rare and Native Breeds Fixture 17/10/07
The twice-rescheduled annual Rare & Native Breeds Stockbreeder Auctions at Skipton Auction Mart finally went ahead on Sunday.
Farming Union Welcomes Lifting of Restrictions 16/10/07
Scotland’s farming union, NFU Scotland, has today welcomed the lifting of the final remaining foot and mouth disease restrictions, whilst highlighting the need for urgent compensation for Scotland’s farmers.
Royal Smithfield Christmas Fair Cancelled for 2007
16/10/07
The 2007 RSCF has been cancelled as a result of the devastating effects, and movement restrictions resulting from the unfortunate release of the FMD virus.
Consumer Insight into Scottish Farmers and Food Producers 16/10/07
SAC has launched an exciting initiative to provide world-class consumer insight to Scotland’s farmers and small food producers, to help them compete more effectively in the market.
Global Warming Dogma Shouldn’t Turn Our Milk Sour 16/10/07
The Tenant Farmers Association has slammed suggestions that our traditional fresh morning pint of milk should give way to a tasteless UHT substitute.
Scottish Farmers Meeting Benn Over FMD Compensation 16/10/07
Scotland’s farming union will be highlighting the urgent need for foot and mouth compensation for Scottish farmers when they meet Secretary of State Hilary Benn MP and other MPs in Westminster this week.
Bluetongue Controls Must Not Do More Harm Than Good 15/10/07
Governments must continue to be careful that map lines designed to slow down the spread of Bluetongue (BT) do not wreak more economic damage on the livestock industry than the disease itself.
Dales Victory at Skipton Masham Wethers Show 15/10/07
Yorkshire Dales hill sheep farmer Ken Lister presented a 40-strong pen of Masham Wether lambs to win the show class at Skipton Auction Mart’s sale of over 4,000 store lambs, on Thursday. (Oct 11)
Relief & Resignation at NSA Wales and Borders Ram Sale 15/10/07
It was a day of mixed emotions at the NSA Wales and Borders Ram Sale, held at the Royal Welsh Showground.
Top Efficiency Cows Highlighted in Dairy Awards 15/10/07
Cattle breeding company Alta and dairy management company NMR have announced the winners of their new production and efficiency awards.
Country Fare Thrives on Local Sourcing 15/10/07
Back in 1998, farmer’s wife, Dianne Halliday decided to help supplement income on the traditional hill unit she runs with her husband, Tony based Dalefoot Farm, Mallerstang, near Kirkby Stephen.
Westminster Dairy Group Chair Welcomes Milk Merger Talks 12/10/07
Chairman and founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farming, Daniel Kawczynski MP has welcomed the recent announcement that dairy cooperatives First Milk and Milklink are in the advanced stages of merger talks.
Tenant Farming Forum Launches New Entrants Consultation 12/10/07
The Tenant Farming Forum (TFF) has this week launched a consultation on developing options that will help new entrants get started in agriculture.
Resumption of Scottish Meat Exports Welcomed by Some 12/10/07
Some Scottish producers will breathe a weary sigh of relief as the export market for Scottish meat reopens today (Friday, October 12) following months of turmoil.
Fendt Tractor Runs on Rapeseed Oil 11/10/07
Fendt will be the first tractor manufacturer to introduce a tractor, the 820 Variogreentec, at the Agritechnica 2007 that runs on rapeseed oil ex works.
Overwintering Midges Could Have Caused Bluetongue Crisis 11/10/07
Bluetongue virus-infected adult midges surviving winter may have been responsible for the re-emergence of bluetongue this year in northern Europe.
A Fashion First For Countryside Live 10/10/07
Yorkshire entrepreneurs are finalising their fashion collections of “Country Cool” in readiness for their debut onto the catwalk at this month’s Countryside Live.
Ploughmen's Spirits Will Not Be Dampened! 10/10/07
The organisers of the British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival, which are taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, are hoping that the wet weather stays away this weekend.
Sheep Welfare Scheme an ‘Awful Necessity’, says NFUS 10/10/07
Scotland’s farming union has described the introduction of a welfare scheme to dispose of light lambs as the latest horrendous development in the foot and mouth crisis.
1st Roumare Calf Registered In UK 10/10/07
5th type ranking bull, Roumare has made his UK debut in a Northern Ireland pedigree Holstein herd.
New McCormick Tractor for Hadlow College 10/10/07
Hadlow College has taken delivery of a McCormick CX105 XtraShift, which lecturers will use for instruction and training on efficient operation and safe driving practices.
The Case for Jerseys Becomes Stronger 10/10/07
Recent increases in world market prices for dairy products, plus the on-going drive for environmental and welfare improvements all point towards an increased role for the Jersey breed.
Prince of Wales’s Initiative for North Shields’s Fishermen 09/10/07
On Saturday, 6th October, over 1000 people attended the ‘Ready, Steady, Fish!’ event at the Fish Quay in North Shields to launch a project to help secure the long-term sustainability of the local fishing communities.
Foot & Mouth Restrictions to be Lifted on 17 October 09/10/07
NFU Scotland has welcomed with relief the news that Scotland will be free of all domestic movement restrictions next Wednesday, 17 October.
Plumgarths Asda Local Sourcing Initiative Lead 09/10/07
Farmers and small scale food producers have been urged to follow the lead of the Plumgarths ASDA Local Sourcing Initiative.
Wades Land Five-Timer with Skipton Mules 09/10/07
Green market trading resumed at Skipton Auction Mart on Thursday (Oct 4) with a notable coup for local father-and-son farmers Alex and Nathan Wade.
Explosive Northern Ireland Red Meat Industry Task Force Report 08/10/07
The industry-government group has concluded that upland suckled calf production has no chance of surviving in Northern Ireland unless it is rescued by a huge lift in the retail value of suckler beef.
Spread of Bluetongue Confirms Animal Diseases on the Rise 08/10/07
The recent arrival of the bluetongue virus in the United Kingdom indicates again that animal diseases are advancing globally and countries will have to invest more in surveillance and control measures, FAO said today.
Alternative Semen Company to Widen Cross Breeding Options 08/10/07
A new semen company specialising in bulls for cross breeding has been launched.
Outwintering on Brassicas Extends Forage Supply 08/10/07
Outwintering growing cattle and spring-calving cows on a variety of brassicas can be extremely useful in extending forage supplies to reduce feeding costs, suggests the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
British Beef for French Rugby Stars 04/10/07
A scrum of French chefs, retired rugby stars, journalists and meat industry representatives battled it out at a rugby tournament with a difference.
Great Yorkshire Regional Agricultural Centre Gets Go-Ahead 04/10/07
Plans to develop a new Regional Agricultural Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate have been given the go-ahead.
UK Government Must Compensate for FMD, Says NFUS 04/10/07
The UK Government must compensate Scotland’s livestock farmers for the crisis brought about by the release of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) from the government-licensed facility at Pirbright.
British Pig Industry Goes To Europe 04/10/07
News of the easing of export restrictions adds new impetus to the British Pig Executive's (BPEX) moves to keep the lines of communication open with Europe.
Beef Finishers Blockaded Inside Bluetongue Zone 03/10/07
Slaughter cattle in Eastern England must be allowed to cross the line marking the edge of the current Bluetongue (BT) protection zone.
Adding Rumen Protected Fat to Winter Dairy Diets Proves Cost-Effective 03/10/07
Introducing rumen protected fat to winter dairy rations can increase yields by more than four litres per day throughout the first half of lactation and improve net income, according to results from trials at the University of Reading.
Yorkshire Select Beef in Guide des Gourmands 03/10/07
English beef was being kept to the fore in Paris last week by the English Beef and Lamb Executive, despite the current export ban.
Will Rats Come Back This Winter? 02/10/07
The number of rats out in the fields has been high this autumn, as last year’s mild winter left more than usual to breed over the spring and summer.
Business Opportunities In Scotland’s Organic Farming Sector 02/10/07
A one-day SAC conference at Dunkeld on 17 October will focus on the business opportunities available to Scotland’s organic farming sector.
All Set for Borderway Agri-Expo 2007 02/10/07
Harrison & Hetherington is continuing with plans to stage its first big winter agri-event in Carlisle next month.
British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival 02/10/07
Some 15,000 visitors are expected to attend this amazing two-day event which is taking place at Crockey Hill, just south of York.
Rapid Finishing of Cattle Still Provides Best Returns 02/10/07
Like all beef farmers, Michael Strother, of Fowberry Moor, Wooler, needed to find a way of replacing £280 per head of subsidy in his suckler herd following the loss of the Suckler Cow and Beef Special Premiums three years ago.
Applications Open for New Energy Crops Scheme 01/10/07
From today, farmers will be able to apply for the new Energy Crops Scheme, although no grant agreements will be offered until the RDPE has been approved by the European Commission.
New Compact Tractors for Landini Line-Up 01/10/07
Landini has a new range of power-efficient compact tractors capable of handling a wide range of field and yard operations for dairy, beef and sheep farmers, horticultural units and commercial fruit and vegetable growers.
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