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10,000 Back Pig Industry E-Petition 29/02/08
More than 10,000 people have registered their support for Britain's pig farmers by signing an on-line petition, calling for fair prices for farmers.
Extreme Cold Hits Farmers in Afghanistan 29/02/08
Extreme cold has devastated the Afghan livestock sector, killing over 300 000 animals since late December and seriously affecting livelihoods.
Longtown Primestock Sale 28/02/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 113 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 29 OTM cattle, 5,179 prime hoggs and 4,083 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th February, 2008.
System Needed to Approve Badger Reduction Licences - says NBA 27/02/08
Hilary Benn is now under even greater pressure to approve planned badger population reduction in specific, hot spot, control areas.
First Global Forum on Agro-Industries 27/02/08
India will host the first global conference on agro-industries, to be held in New Delhi from 8-11 April 2008.
Combating Korea’s Feed Industry Issues 27/02/08
Increasing grain prices and a shortage of corn due to a surge in bioethanol production are significantly impacting on the South Korean feed industry.
RABDF Welcomes EFRA’s Bovine TB Recommendations 27/02/08
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has welcomed the EFRA committee report’s multi-faceted approach to tackling bTB.
Bird Flu Could Strike Again in India, FAO Warns 27/02/08
India is to be commended for its successful efforts to control the recent worst-ever outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the state of West Bengal, FAO said today.
Claas Disco Contour Mower Range Extended 26/02/08
Following the initial introduction of the Disco Contour range of mowers last spring, the range has been extended with the addition of two mower conditioner models.
Latest United Oilseeds Advice for OSR Growers 26/02/08
The Spring 2008 edition of Growing Oilseeds is now available from United Oilseeds and is packed with 20 pages of useful market and technical information regarding all aspects of oilseed production.
Global Fertilizer Supply Expected to Outstrip Demand 26/02/08
World fertilizer production is expected to outstrip demand over the next five years and will support higher levels of food and biofuel production.
Sales Manager Celebrates 1500th Tractor Milestone 26/02/08
Having sold Case IH tractors since the Case and International Harvester brands merged more than 22 years ago, Graham Goodwin, area sales manager for Ernest Doe Power’s Framlingham branch, has sold more than 1500 tractors to date.
Bovine TB Pre-Movement Tests Cost £15 per Animal 26/02/08
Bovine TB pre-movement testing is costing livestock producers more than £15 per animal, a figure deemed as a major cost burden to their business, according to conclusions from an RABDF farmer survey.
Northwest Stabiliser Suckler Beef Workshop 26/02/08
Driving down costs, improving performance and adding value to modern suckler beef enterprises will be discussed at a workshop reviewing the Northwest Stabiliser Project’s success to date.
Pay More for Beef or Lose Supply Chains 25/02/08
Tighter supplies at world, EU and UK levels will continue to support domestic slaughter cattle prices and this means retailers must adopt a new approach.
Kuhn Offers More Options in Verge and Hedge Maintenance 25/02/08
Kuhn Farm Machinery continues to expand its range of landscape maintenance machinery with the addition of new options within its hedgecutter range as well as extension of its verge mower series.
Full Steam Ahead for UK Meat Exports 22/02/08
News the UK is now officially free of foot and mouth disease has been greeted with delight by both the British Pig Executive (BPEX) and the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Farmers Understand the Carbon Footprint Science 22/0208
Farmers have been calculating their carbon footprint using the free on-line calculator at C-Plan for over 6 months now and the feed back is deafening.
Case IH Doubles Combine Harvester Sales 22/02/08
Case IH has announced a strong business performance in the UK and ROI in 2007, with an impressive sales growth in both its tractor and combine offerings.
Energy-Rich Diets Maximise Ewe and Lamb Potential 22/02/08
Feeding diets with rumen protected fat to in-lamb ewes will help to plug the natural energy deficit during late pregnancy and early lactation, according to established trial work at ADAS Rosemaund.
Food Production a National Priority Once More 22/02/08
Global threats to food security and the environment make agriculture more important to society now than at any point in the last 50 years.
Longtown Primestock Sale 21/02/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 99 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 14 OTM cattle, 5,483 prime hoggs and 5,867 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st February, 2008.
Perth Charolais Peak at 14,000gns 21/02/08
Charolais bulls commanded a solid trade from the commercial sector at the breed society’s official spring sale in Perth, on Wednesday 20 February.
Lloyds TSB Agriculture Confirmed as Major Sponsor of Beef Expo 2008 21/02/08
Lloyds TSB Agriculture has been confirmed as major sponsor of the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2008, to be held at Perth Agricultural Centre on Wednesday, May 21.
Trials Show Claas Axion Has the Power to Perform 20/02/08
In the tests, the DLG compared the engine and transmission performance of the AXION 820, against a similar sized competitive tractor.
Scary Blue Tongue Outlook for Welsh Sheep Farmers 20/02/08
Convincing politicians of the desperately urgent need to get sufficient supplies of Blue Tongue vaccine into Wales is the top priority for new NSA Cymru Wales Chair, Margaret Dalton.
Chicory Qualities Can Supplement Summer Pastures 19/02/08
Newton Rigg college has reseeded swards used for fattening March-born lambs with the best quality grass and clover mixture available.
TFA National Road Show on Farm Rents Gets Underway 19/02/08
The Tenant Farmers Association will next week kick off its nationwide road show of meetings for farm tenants focusing on rent reviews.
NFU Scotland Grain Contract and Risk Management Seminars 19/02/08
NFUS Scotland is holding three seminars for its members on contracts, arbitration and risk management.
SAC Sheep & Beef Specialist on the Up 19/02/08
Gavin Hill has recently been appointed to lead Scottish Agricultural College’s Beef and Sheep Select Team.
Supermarket Policeman a Step Closer to Reality 17/02/08
The campaign by Scotland’s farming union and others for the introduction of an independent supermarket adjudicator is close to paying off, according to the Union.
Rocky Daughter a Knockout on Craven Champions Day 17/02/08
A baby heifer with a bright future stole the show on Craven Champions Day, the annual show and sale of commercial store cattle with future show potential at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, February 13).
Supermarket Ombudsman will be Good for Consumers 17/02/08
The Tenant Farmers Association has welcomed the news that the Competition Commission is to recommend that the Office of Fair Trading should establish an ombudsman’s scheme to adjudicate in disputes between supermarkets and their suppliers.
Agneau Presto - To The Rescue 17/02/08
A major drive is under way to restore the fortunes of the lamb market in France - the biggest overseas customer for UK lamb.
NADIS Pig Health Report for January 2008 17/02/08
The availability and possible financial assistance to control disease associated with Porcine Circovirus has come too late for some.
Longtown Primestock Sale 14/02/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 86 prime cattle, 16 OTM cattle, 4,003 prime hoggs and 4,472 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th February, 2008.
Semex Boosts UK Portfolio with Seven New Bulls 14/02/08
Semex UK has added seven new bulls to their portfolio, continuing to provide UK dairy farmers with a wide range and depth of sires to suit all types of production systems.
Big Investment in Production Facilities Supports McCormick 14/02/08
Integration of McCormick tractor production into the ARGO Group’s headquarters manufacturing and assembly plant in Italy has been completed as part of a €10 million investment in new and upgraded production facilities.
Bluetongue Risk to Scotland Without Vaccine is Too High 14/02/08
NBA Scotland cannot understand the risk the Scottish Government is prepared to take by not ordering bluetongue vaccine for general use on livestock farms this summer.
Aberdeen-Angus Junior Showmanship Competition
14/02/08
A total of 20 youngsters from throughout the UK and Ireland took part in the Aberdeen-Angus junior showmanship competition at Perth.
Craig Davidson Joins Cogent as Sire Analyst 14/02/08
Cogent Breeding Limited announces the appointment of Craig Davidson as Sire Analyst.
Beef and Sheep Supply to Tighten 14/02/08
Two new reports both point in the same direction - tight supplies of beef and lamb throughout 2008 according to the Meat and Livestock Commission's (MLC) Economics section.
New Case IH Quantum C Tractor Provides All-Round Performance 12/02/08
The new Case IH QUANTUM C is a compact and economical tractor developed as a true all-rounder for farm and field work and municipal applications.
New Managing Director at Semex UK 12/02/08
Leading genetics company Semex UK has announced the appointment of Gordon Miller to the position of managing director.
UK Arable Land Prices Break £10k Barrier 11/02/08
UK Farmland prices surged at the fastest pace in the RICS Rural market survey’s history during the second half of 2007 but lifestyle buyers are expected to retreat as financial woes continue.
Limousin Society Conducts Buyers’ Survey of Over 1000 Bulls 11/02/08
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.
Dairy Shorthorns Increase their Share 11/02/08
There has been a significant increase in the number of Dairy Shorthorns recorded with National Milk Records against a trend of reduced overall recordings.
Pork Hits The Heights 11/02/08
Consumers said they would be happy to pay a little more to help British pig producers and now they have proved it according to figures from the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
NFUS Delivers Foot and Mouth Petition to Downing Street 08/02/08
NFU Scotland will this afternoon be delivering a petition to the door of number 10 Downing Street calling for full compensation for all those in rural Scotland affected by last year's foot and mouth outbreak.
New Skipton Show Targets Agricultural Sector
08/02/08
The inaugural Spring show of agricultural and construction machinery and equipment, coupled with animal health care products, is to be staged at Skipton Auction Mart on Tuesday, February 26.
Great North Meet Conference 08/02/08
Six Cumbria Young Farmers’ Club members gave thought-provoking and inspiring speeches at the Great North Meet Conference held this year at Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumbria.
Supply Chains for Holstein Bull Calves Reliant on Price Move 08/02/08
Well prepared Holstein bull calves moving off dairy farms are a sound buy for specialist rearers and finishers in the UK.
Razorlight Years Ahead 08/02/08
Ards Razorlight is just one of the many great young Holstein sires available from Visions in 2008.
Protect High Value Heifers from Leptospirosis 08/02/08
Now is the time to make sure high value dairy heifers are fully protected against bovine leptospirosis, well in advance of the peak disease transmission period at turnout.
Longtown Primestock Sale 07/02/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 100 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 23 OTM cattle, 6,206 prime hoggs and 4,337 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th February, 2008.
Swaledales Four-Timer at Skipton Auction Mart 07/02/08
Yorkshire Dales Swaledale sheep supremo Roy Nelson retained the title for the fourth year in succession at the 2008 annual show and sale of Swaledale prime lambs at Skipton Auction Mart.
SAC Appoints New Manager for SAC Health Schemes 07/02/08
SAC has recently appointed Ian Pritchard as Manager of SAC Health Schemes for cattle, sheep and goats.
McCormick Venture for Lincolnshire Farm Machinery Dealer 07/02/08
A family-run agricultural engineering firm in Lincolnshire is confident of expansion this year following its appointment as one of ten new retail sales and service dealers for the McCormick tractor range.
BCPC Launch New Plant Protection Website 07/02/08
BCPC has launched a brand new website to replace the annual production of The e-UK Pesticide Guide that offers far more facilities to subscribers.
Aberdeen Angus Launch Promotional DVD 05/02/08
A new 15-minute breed promotional DVD – with an introduction from the Prince of Wales – was launched at the annual general meeting of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society at Perth.
Veterinary Research in a Highland Location 06/02/08
Mr George Gunn, SAC Professor of Population Medicine and Zoonoses will be giving his Inaugural Professorial Lecture in Inverness on Friday 15 February 2008.
Senior Management Changes at Kiotechagil 06/02/08
Agriculture to aquaculture specialists Kiotechagil, which manufactures a range of high performance natural feed additives for the animal feed, grain and aquaculture industries, has announced two senior management changes.
Jerseys Record Highest Production Increase in NMR 05/02/08
In the milk recording year to the end of September 2007, Jerseys showed the highest increase in production of all breeds with an average now at 5635 kg milk, and an improvement of 2.8 per cent in the year.
New Entries Symbolise Positive Evolution of Holstein Rankings 05/02/08
Greater emphasis on functional traits in the new Holstein UK bull proof rankings is improving choice and value for commercial dairy farmers.
Leatherjacket Population Crashes but Risk Remains 05/02/08
Leatherjacket population levels in Scotland have crashed this winter from the extremely high levels recorded over the past four years.
Do Sausages Grow on Trees? 05/02/08
Sausages come from pigs! That may be a statement of the obvious to adults but as clear as mud to children!
Beef Shorthorn Breed on a High 04/02/08
The Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society has registered its highest number of calves for four decades – almost matching the number in 1960 before the introduction of continental breeds to the UK.
Lower Supplies Likely for Sheepmeat in 2008 04/02/08
A number of factors will combine to reduce supplies in the UK sheepmeat market in 2008, according to the latest annual outlook from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Beef Market Fundamentals Set Fair for 2008 04/02/08
The coming year will see a further decline in prime cattle supplies accompanied by a recovery in exports and a reduction in imports, predicts the latest annual outlook from the English Beef & Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Limousin Bull Buyers’ Survey Gives a High Approval Rate 03/02/08
Ninety six per cent of Limousin bull buyers will purchase another Limousin bull.
NK Bull: Highest Yielding Maize Variety on 2008 Descriptive List 03/02/08
NK Bull, the highest yielding variety to appear on NIAB’s Forage Maize Descriptive List was officially launched at the Dairy Show staged this week at Shepton Mallet.
Good Baiting Technique Needed to Get on Top of Rats this Winter 03/02/08
Starting treatment too late, under-dosing and failing to check baiting points frequently enough are common mistakes being made by farmers this winter.
Are You a Foodie or a Fuellie? 01/02/08
More and more people are looking at food not only as fuel but also as a pleasure to give satisfaction.
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