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Longtown Primestock Sale 27/12/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 60 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 2 OTM cattle, 4,882 prime lambs and 3,488 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th December, 2007.
Bluetongue Import Controls Cannot Be Trusted 23/12/07
NFU Scotland has reiterated its call that no animals should be imported from bluetongue infected areas following the announcement by Defra that a second case of imported disease has been identified in a week.
New Silage ‘Corrector’ from Trouw Nutrition 23/12/07
Trouw Nutrition has developed a new silage corrector product to help livestock producers counter some of the rumen problems associated with this season’s poor quality forages.
Longtown Primestock Sale 20/12/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 73 prime cattle, 2 OTM cattle, 4,510 prime lambs and 2,791 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th December, 2007.
Milking Over 300 Cows in Just 60 minutes 19/12/07
The ability to milk over 300 cows an hour is the result of a new milking plant installation at Grove Dairy Farm in Castlederg, Ireland.
John Deere 6030 Series Debuts on New Horizon Tour 19/12/07
John Deere’s new 6030 Series range of mid-specification tractors can be seen in England for the first time on January’s New Horizon Tour.
TFA National Chairman Calls for Breathing Space in 2008 19/12/07
The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Chairman, Reg Haydon, has called for all involved with farming including government, landlords, suppliers and retailers to allow 2008 to provide an opportunity for the farming industry to regroup after the disasters of 2007.
Abbeyhouse Herd in Champion Form at Craven Dairy Auction 19/12/07
A highly successful 2007 Craven Dairy Auction season concluded with a December championship win for the Abbeyhouse herd of Jennings Farmers Ltd.
Scottish Merchants Visit AFBI Breeding Station 18/12/07
Eight leading Scottish agricultural distributors had the opportunity to see and hear about the latest forage grass breeding developments on a recent visit to the AFBI breeding station at Loughgall in Northern Ireland.
Advice on Winter Rationing Helps Cumbrian Beef Farmers 18/12/07
Find out the nutritional value of your silage, and make sure other feeds supply enough energy and protein to all the different groups of beef cattle on your farm this winter.
Beef Farmers Should Focus On Marketplace Requirements 18/12/07
Beef producers are losing as much as £12.5 million a year by marketing cattle with excess fat.
New Law Firm Adds Value to Rural Businesses 17/12/07
Helping rural businesses in the North East think more commercially is the aim of new legal practice.
New Stocks of Sheep Vaccine Offer Effective Relief from Footrot 17/12/07
Sheep farmers can break free from the footrot cycle by implementing a whole-flock control programme of vaccination thanks to new supplies of a footrot vaccine.
Scottish and Northern Charolais Breeders Elect New Top Table 17/12/07
David Grant of Gelston, Castle Douglas succeeds Neil Caul as chairman, while the new vice chairman is Jim Milne, of Lhanbryde, Elgin. Alison Gray, of Arbroath continues as secretary.
Ensure Livestock Driver Certification before May 16/12/07
Beef and sheep producers must make sure they secure any certification necessary for drivers and vehicle attendants under the new 2007 EU animal transport regulations by the end of April 2008.
Defra’s Nitrate Proposals: All Pain With No Gain 16/12/07
The Tenant Farmers Association has slammed proposals aimed at reducing the amount of nitrate in drinking and ground waters, outlined in a DEFRA consultation document.
Nature of Farming Award for Farmers Helping Wildlife 14/12/07
The RSPB has joined forces with BBC Countryfile magazine to launch a new competition to highlight the work that farmers are doing for wildlife.
New Type Merit Rankings Reflect the Needs of Modern Milk Producers 14/12/07
Greater focus on longevity, udder health and profitability in Holstein UK’s new Type Merit rankings will make future bull proofs more relevant and beneficial to modern commercial dairy farmers.
Launch of Lothian & Borders Arable Monitor Farm 14/12/07
Nearly 50 farmers and professionals from the rural community attended the launch of the most recently established Monitor Farm project in the Lothian and Border region; Woodhead Farm, near Gifford, East Lothian.
Longtown Primestock Sale 13/12/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 85 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 14 OTM cattle, 4,526 prime lambs and 5,710 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th December, 2007.
Changing Faces at the Top of SAC's Farming and Rural Business Services 13/12/07
Sandy Ramsay, has been appointed Group Manager of SAC Farm Business Services, that is the arm of SAC that provides business and technical consultancy services to Farmers through Scotland.
NADIS Pig Health Report for November 2007 13/12/07
The general picture reported by NADIS veterinary surgeons for pig farms in November suggested that herds are starting to come out of problems imposed by movement restrictions due to FMD.
Skipton Charity Sheep Sale Raises Over £2,000 13/12/07
An incredible price of £840 for a single Mule wether lamb was achieved at a charity auction at Skipton Auction Mart – mind you, it was bought and sold no less than four times!
Bluetongue Vaccine Option Should Be Evaluated for Scotland and Wales 13/12/07
The Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly should initiate an urgent public debate with its livestock farmers so that the pros and cons of a vaccine policy against bluetongue are fully examined.
Rome UN Agencies Urge Immediate Climate Action to Avert Hunger 12/12/07
Climate change is a major challenge to world food security and will increase hunger and malnutrition unless immediate action is taken.
Southern England Set to Experience Double Average Temperature Increase – Says CLA 12/12/07
Temperatures in southern England are rising at an alarming rate and are set to reach a figure which is double the target laid down by the Kyoto agreement – according to the CLA, the rural economy experts.
Farmers Donate Scottish Sprouts for Christmas 12/12/07
NFU Scotland members are donating Christmas Brussels sprouts to two nursing homes, to spread good will and highlight the quality of Scottish food and drink over the Christmas period.
Reaping the Rewards of Farm Health Planning 12/12/07
Dairy farmers Trevor and John Whitfield are already reaping the rewards of farm health planning under a new initiative.
Joint Disease Initiative Should First Tackle Government Inefficiency 12/12/07
The National Beef Association's response to the launch of the long anticipated consultation on a new English approach to disease management.
British Cattle Conference 2008 11/12/07
Back to British, back to breeding, back to making money is the theme of the British Cattle Conference from 21st to 23rd January 2008, at Hawkestone Park, near Shrewsbury.
MLC Outlook Conference 2008 11/12/07
Defra minister Lord Rooker will deliver the keynote speech at the Meat and Livestock Commission's highly regarded Outlook Conference.
Government Falls Behind on Wind Farm Targets 11/12/07
The government made an announcement yesterday about a major expansion of off shore wind power. Mark Newton wind farm expert from Fisher German chartered surveyors responds.
Telecom Operators Sharing Sites - Land and Property Owners Beware 11/12/07
Fisher German, telecommunication experts have been investigating recent announcements by operators of their intentions to share network sites and the implications this may have for land and property owners.
Relief as Ewe Payment Set to Hit Bank Accounts 10/12/07
NFUS has reacted with relief to the Scottish Government’s news that the much-anticipated ewe-headage payment will be arriving in farmers’ bank accounts within the next few days.
NFUS Urges Prompt LFASS Payments Despite SRDP Delay 10/12/07
NFU Scotland President, Jim McLaren, has written to Mariann Fischer Boel, the EU’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Commissioner, concerning crucial Less Favoured Area (LFA) payments for Scottish farmers.
Catana OSR Joins HGCA Recommended List 10/12/07
Exceptional new winter oilseed rape, Catana was added to the HGCA Recommended List this week to provide growers across the country with a novel balance of variety characteristics.
Good for Corn Worrying for Horn 07/12/07
Well it has finally happened. Certain London fund managers were predicting it and farmers were hoping it would happen. Agricultural commodities have been on a world class roller coaster this year, that’s for sure.
Exciting New Milling Wheat Joins HGCA Recommended List 07/12/07
The addition of exciting new milling wheat, Marksman to the HGCA Recommended List this week (Dec 6) offers UK growers the opportunity to capitalise on the quality market at least production risk.
Semex Dairy Conference 2008 – The Big Picture 07/12/07
After a year of adverse weather conditions, bio-security scares and rising milk prices, UK dairy farmers will welcome foresight on how global trends are likely to play out in the year ahead.
Leading Scottish Contactor Standardises on New Holland 07/12/07
The benefits of standardising on New Holland T6000 and T7000 tractors have enabled leading Scottish farmer and contractor David Carnegie to run his business more efficiently.
Natural England Receives £2.9 Billion to Safeguard Environment 07/12/07
England’s wildlife and landscape received a boost this week with news from Defra that the European Union’s Rural Development Committee has agreed the Rural Development Programme for England 2007-2013.
Longtown Christmas Primestock Sale 06/12/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 81 prime cattle, 1 young bulls, 31 OTM, 5,434 prime lambs and 6,338 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th December, 2007.
Keelham Hall Prime Champions Coup at Skipton Christmas Shows 06/12/07
Both the champion and reserve champion prime cattle, along with the championship-winning prime lambs, were knocked down to the same buyer at the annual Christmas shows and sales at Skipton Auction Mart.
Landini Tractor Helps Novices Develop their Ploughing Skills 06/12/07
An initiative to help train novices in the art of ploughing – and maybe discover future competition ploughing champions – is being supported by Landini through the loan of a new tractor.
Pickervance Top Pick at Skipton Texel Females Sale 06/12/07
A strong, in-depth shearling gimmer class caught the eye at the Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders’ 15th annual winter sale of pedigree females at Skipton Auction Mart.
Top Bid Wins Historic McCormick Tractor in On-line Auction 05/12/07
Agricultural engineer Stephen Haylock has bought a piece of tractor manufacturing history with his auction-winning bid for the last McCormick CX tractor to be built at the company’s Doncaster assembly plant.
Chill Out This Christmas With EBLEX 05/12/07
Christmas - a time of goodwill to all when stress levels go through the roof as everybody tries to cope.
Cumbrian Beef Farmer Wins Prestigious Award03/12/07
The Mill Brow herd of Limousin cattle owned by G & P Long of Ambleside, Cumbria, has been recognised by EBLEX (English Beef and Lamb Executive) and Farmers Guardian as the Most Improved Herd of Limousins 2006/07.
Brussels’ Demands on NVZs Defy Logic 03/12/07
NFU Scotland has described the news that the European Commission has demanded the imposition of costly new Nitrate Vulnerable Zone regulations on farmers as a devastating blow.
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