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Longtown Primestock Sale 29/05/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 72 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 28 OTM cattle, 3,853 prime hoggs, 638 spring lambs and 4,230 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th May, 2008.
Yorkshire Agricultural Society wins Green Business of the Year Award 29/05/08
Yorkshire Agricultural Society staff were celebrating recently when the Society was awarded the Green Business of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Rural Awards.
Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain High 29/05/08
Agricultural commodity prices should ease from their recent record peaks but over the next 10 years they are expected to average well above their mean levels of the past decade.
NSA Scotsheep Set to Draw the Crowds 29/05/08
Thousands of sheep farmers from all over the UK will be converging on the Borders next week for NSA Scotsheep 2008.
SAC's Royal Highland Show Preview 29/05/08
June will see SAC bring its experience and skills in education, research and consultancy to the Royal Highland Show (RHS) at Ingliston.
WTO Concerns for Rural Scotland Remain 29/05/08
NFU Scotland has re-emphasised the danger for the quality food and farming industry in Scotland if agricultural trade reform proposals expose the country to cheaper imports produced to lower standards.
Pasture Improvement Offers Valuable Extra Returns 28/05/08
Pasture improvement can repay English beef and sheep producers’ investment more than five times over in extra feed production alone.
Urgent Action Required to Address World Food Challenges 28/05/08
The upcoming High-Level Conference on World Food Security, to take place next week in Rome (3-5 June), offers a historic chance to re-launch the fight against hunger and poverty and boost agricultural production in developing countries, FAO said today.
Support for Hauliers as Farm Union Prepares for Westminster Trip 27/05/08
Scotland's farm union has expressed its support for hauliers in their efforts to raise awareness of the crippling impact of the current fuel tax system.
Givendale Prime: Establishing a Premium from Farm to Fork 27/05/08
Creating a niche in the retail marketplace will be up for discussion at a field day to be staged at Givendale Farm, Pocklington, York, on Tuesday 10 June.
NSA Sheep 2008: Dogs, Shearers and Fencing Contractors 27/05/08
The cream of the sheep sector’s working dogs, shearers and professional fencing contractors will feature among the outdoor activities lined up at NSA Sheep 2008.
Great Yorkshire Show - Trade Stands Sold Out 27/05/08
With just weeks to go to the 150th Great Yorkshire Show, preparations are well underway to make the event one of the best in the Show’s history.
Dairy Farmers Offered Instant Rewards for Breeding Healthy Herds 23/05/08
Selecting bulls that will improve herd health and dairy cow longevity will earn dairy farmers the added bonus of instant free gifts worth up to £900 each in a novel June promotion from Bullsemen.com and Countrywide.
UK Sired Poll Charolais Sells for Norwegian Record 23/05/08
Cantus of Langmo, a son of the British bred poll Charolais bull, Pentervin Universe, has sold for a Norwegian breed record price of 95,000 Norwegian Krones.
Fullwood Soft Start Cooling for Efficient Milk Chilling 23/05/08
A new cooling system that reduces the risk of small volumes of milk becoming frozen has been launched by Fullwood under its Packo brand of milk cooling tanks.
Oxygen Son a Breath of Fresh Air at Skipton Pedigree Beef Sale 23/05/08
A 21-month-old Limousin bull from Peter Goldsbrough, of Manor House Farm, East Cowton, Northallerton, was supreme champion at the annual multi-breeds show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle at Skipton Auction Mart.
New Heat Detection System Can Improve Dairy Herd Fertility 23/05/08
Dairy farmers can improve their herd’s fertility, reduce calving intervals and save time and labour costs by using a standalone heat detection system such as the new Crysta-Heat system from Fullwood.
Sexed Semen Now Available from Cogent Desmond 23/05/08
One of the UK’s top Holstein PLI sires is now available to customers through the company’s sexed-semen product range Cogent announced this week.
Longtown Primestock Sale 22/05/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 98 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 12 OTM, 5,776 prime hoggs, 289 spring lambs and 3,305 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd May, 2008.
Food Prices Remain High Despite Higher Output 22/05/08
High food prices have particularly hit vulnerable populations in many countries that spend a substantial part of their income on food, according to a report released today by FAO.
New Holland Top Service at Grassland and Muck 22/05/08
New Holland’s stand at this year’s Grassland and Muck event includes every aspect of the brand’s services from finance through to parts and servicing.
Gene Marker Selection Improves Beef Tenderness 22/05/08
Potential for even the best to be better as UK’s top abattoir sees a 10% improvement in tenderness.
New Holland’s Grassland and Muck Demos Run on Biodiesel 21/05/08
New Holland will be running all its working demonstration machines on biodiesel during the Grassland and Muck event.
Tide Could Be Turning for UK Suckler Beef Producers 21/05/08
Positive profit levels may still be a distant dream for hard pressed suckled calf breeders but they should not throw in the towel.
Bauls Bag Back-to-Back Craven Dairy Auction Championships 21/05/08
A month after bagging a first-ever Craven Dairy Auction championship, M Baul and Partners, of Watergate Farm, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate, pulled of a second consecutive success when again taking the title at the May show.
Rich Pickings to be Had if Cows can Max on Grass 21/05/08
After a late start to the grass growing season dairy cows now have a plentiful supply - more than they can cope with in many cases.
No Room for Salmonella Complacency says Kiotechagil 21/05/08
While the UK has made significant strides in reducing salmonella contamination, feed is still a clear potential route for transferring salmonella to poultry according to bio-security experts at Kiotechagil.
BPEX Faces Up to Pig Industry Challenge 21/05/08
The BPEX technical group has set itself some ambitious targets in the face of serious challenges to the pig industry.
Union Appeals to Dog Owners to Prevent Sheep Attacks 20/05/08
In the light of record numbers of attacks by dogs on sheep and lambs, NFU Scotland is appealing to walkers to keep their dogs under control when visiting the countryside.
Sainsbury’s Woodland Eggs Wins Pig & Poultry Marketing Award 20/05/08
The Woodland Eggs brand, developed by Noble Foods and Sainsbury’s, scooped the Pig & Poultry Marketing Award for ‘Brand Identity’ at this week’s Pig & Poultry Fair, Stoneleigh.
Wheat Prices Rise But Are Farmers Better Off? 20/05/08
Just as wheat prices soar, the rise in the price of fertiliser and fuel is hitting farmers where it hurts.
All Roads Lead to Hawick for NSA Scotsheep 2008 19/05/08
Thousands of sheep farmers from all over the country will be descending on the Borders on Wednesday, June 4, for Scotland’s biennial national sheep event, NSA Scotsheep 2008, which is being held on a well-known Hawick sheep farm.
New Pressure Recirculation for John Deere Sprayers 19/05/08
John Deere has introduced a new pressure recirculation system with pneumatic switching of the spray nozzles for the 5430i self-propelled sprayer and all 800i and 800i TF Series trailed sprayers.
NADIS Health Report for April 2008 19/05/08
April has been somewhat colder than expected, and as a result, many of the problems reported by NADIS monitoring veterinary surgeons are more consistent with what we might expect in winter.
Film Price Hike makes Round Bale Silage a Costly Option 19/05/08
The recent massive hike in the price of silage film wrap, means that the film now accounts for nearly 35% of the total cost of just making round silage bale, making this an increasingly expensive form of winter feed.
New John Deere Combines on Show at Cereals 2008 19/05/08
John Deere’s new combine range will be on show at the Cereals event for the first time in June.
SAC Issues Worm Warning for Lambs 19/05/08
SAC’s Disease Surveillance Centres has warned flock owners that Nematodirus battus worms could be a particular problem for lambs as they start to eat more grass.
Longtown Primestock Sale 15/05/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 18 OTM, 5,353 prime hoggs, 81 spring lambs and 3,852 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th May, 2008.

Claas Xerion and Kaweco Tanker Combination make Grassland Debut 13/05/08
Dominating the muck demonstration plots at this year’s Grassland & Muck event will the first UK showing of a 388hp CLAAS XERION 3800 tractor towing a 24,000 litre Kaweco slurry tanker.
Watch for Cereal Disease as Warmer Weather Follows Wet April 11/05/08
Watch out for a possible leap in cereal diseases after the combination of warm conditions in early May following the high April rainfall, growers are being urged.
RABDF Princess Royal Award Made to Livestock Consultant 09/05/08
Tim Brigstocke has been presented with the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers’ Princess Royal Award by Her Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 8 May.
Myanmar’s Food Bowl Devastated 09/05/08
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for US$10 million to assist poor farming and fishing communities in Myanmar devastated by cyclone Nargis.
NSA Young Shepherd of the Year Launched 09/05/08
The National Sheep Association is staging the NSA Young Shepherd of the Year Award at NSA Sheep 2008.
Sustainable Farming Evidence At Your Fingertips 09/05/08
LEAF’s IFM Database, which provides clear evidence of the economic, environmental, social and biodiversity benefits of Integrated Farm Management (IFM), has been updated to include summaries of papers from around the world.
Towards CAP Reform 2013: Call for UK Strategic Dairy Plan 09/05/08
Calls for a UK strategic plan for dairying to ensure a sustainable, vibrant and profitable sector were made this week by RABDF policy director, Tim Brigstocke.
Longtown Primestock Sale 08/05/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 80 prime cattle, 16 OTM cattle, 5439 prime hoggs, 111 spring lambs and 4167 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th May, 2008.
Barney Top Bull at Skipton Pedigree Limousin Highlight 08/05/08
Lancashire Limousin cattle breeder Paul Fletcher earned a memorable Red Rose victory when sending out the supreme champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual “Red Pedigree Event.”
Zinfandel & Dancer are Latest Dairy Daughters Holstein Offering 08/05/08
Two exceptional type Holstein bulls – both with Type Merits of over three points - have been added to Dairy Daughters 'elite' range and are currently on offer at £15.95 per straw.
New Manual Focuses on Improving Ewe Breeding 08/05/08
EBLEX Ltd has launched a new manual this week at the Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders Association May Fair, at the Exeter Livestock Centre, Devon.
Wind Farms Can Improve Drab Scenery 08/05/08
A survey of the visual effects of wind farms was undertaken in South Australia, with the aim of quantifying the impact of wind farms on the perceived scenic quality of landscapes.
Young Farmers Shine at Skipton 07/05/08
Young farmers had the chance to shine when Skipton Auction Mart staged an inaugural show of Mule hoggs with lambs at foot for exhibitors no older than 30.
Charollais Take Skipton Prime Lambs Title 07/05/08
Champions at the May prime lambs show at Skipton Auction Mart were a pen of three 45-kilo Charollais lambs exhibited by Martin Preston, of the Bingley-based Robston Partnership.
Fell Gather – a Celebration of Lakeland Food & Farming 07/05/08
Organisers of a new West Cumbria festival this summer which celebrates the “Fell to Plate” concept are calling for support from all sectors of the local economy to ensure its success.
Rapid Test for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Now Available 07/05/08
A rapid on-farm (“pen-side”) test for foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is now available commercially.
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Venue for Beef Expo 2009 07/05/08
Next year’s National Beef Event, Beef Expo 2009, will be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, in Worcestershire, courtesy of the Three Counties Agricultural Society, on Friday, May 22, 2009.
Feed Costs Eating Up Milk Price Increases 07/05/08
Many dairy farmers will have achieved good margins this winter, following substantially increased milk prices and reasonable feed costs, especially if contracted by last summer.
50th Anniversary of World Reference Laboratory for FMD 07/05/08
The Institute for Animal Health this week celebrates its 50th anniversary as the World Reference Laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease.
Superb Livestock at Great Yorkshire Show 02/05/08
With the number of weeks to the Great Yorkshire Show now into single figures, livestock entries already received make it clear that one of the country's premier farming events, the Great Yorkshire Show, will again combine quality with quantity in the show rings.
Easy Care Traits Available in Suffolks 02/05/08
One of the UK’s leading native terminal sires has major easy care traits within its genetics.
Volac Topwrap 2000 launched 02/05/08
Big bale wrapping system pioneer Volac International has launched Volac Topwrap 2000, the first pre-stretched film available in the UK and Ireland that can be used on a conventional wrapper without changes in gears or settings.
Debut Championship Success at Skipton British Blue Show 02/05/08
Making his first foray into the exhibition arena, newcomer Gareth Hogg achieved immediate success when awarded the supreme championship in Skipton Auction Mart at the fourth annual show and sale of pedigree British Blue breeding cattle.
Black Sheep Comes to the Rescue 02/05/08
The importance of sheep to the Yorkshire countryside has long been recognised at the Great Yorkshire Show, with more than 30 breeds competing for the championship prizes over the three days.
Longtown Primestock Sale 01/05/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 85 prime cattle, 15 OTM cattle, 4570 prime hoggs, 66 spring lambs and 2139 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st May, 2008.
Comprehensive Seminar Programme for Beef Expo 2008 01/05/08
Beef producers attending the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2008, will have the opportunity of questioning industry experts on a range of topical issues at a series of seminars to be held throughout the day.
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