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Borderway Black and White Sale 2008 30/06/08
Harrison and Hetherington this week announced that the 22nd Borderway Black and White Sale will be held at Carlisle on Saturday 29th November 2008.
Sichuan Earthquake: $6 Billion Damage to Agriculture 30/06/08
The agricultural sector in China’s Sichuan province has suffered enormous damage estimated at around $6 billion caused by last month’s devastating earthquake, FAO said today.
Identifying the True Costs of Farmers’ Own Labour 30/06/08
RABDF is urging all dairy producers to revise the value of family labour in their farm accounts to 4.43p per litre, in order to reflect the true cost of milk production.
Signet Sire Summary first for Hampshire Downs 30/06/08
The first ever Signet Sire Summary for a whole breed for distribution to all its members has been made available to the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association.
Native Breeds for Modern Needs Launched 30/06/08
Native breeds will make their debut in an exhibition at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, the two day specialist business to business event organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Plan Early Lambing Carefully Despite Excellent Spring 30/06/08
Despite one of the best spring lamb seasons in recent years British producers need to do their sums very carefully before putting ewes to the tup for early lambing this summer
New Free Range Ethical Launch for Natures Nest Eggs 30/06/08
David and Helen Brass from The Lakes Free Range Egg Company have recently launched ‘Natures Nest’ - a new brand of ethically produced free range eggs that fits entirely with the ethos of their business.
Semex Signs Up New Promate Apprentice 30/06/08
Semex UK has signed up student Jennie Booth to work as a Promate field evaluator in the North of England.
Bluetongue Vaccine Decision Drives Forward Scottish Strategy 27/06/08
NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government has placed its order for Bluetongue vaccine and that the nation’s strategy for dealing with this devastating livestock disease continues to move forward.
Commercial Showcattle Society to Launch at Great Yorkshire Show 27/06/08
The Commercial Showcattte Society, a new organisation open to everyone in the UK with an interest in commercial beef cattle, is to be officially launched at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.
Another Strong Year for British Limousins 27/06/08
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s published Annual Report & Accounts to members for 2007 reflects another strong year of performance for the Society and the breed in the UK.
Longtown Primestock Sale 26/06/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 94 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 44 OTM cattle, 1,205 prime hoggs, 2,215 prime lambs and 4,116 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th June, 2008.
John Deere AutoTrac Developments 26/06/08
Following last year’s announcement on 8030 Series tractors, John Deere is now delivering all 8030T and 9030/9030T Series tractors AutoTrac-ready at no additional charge.
Builth Wells Ram Sale Organisers Optimistic 26/06/08
Organisers of the NSA Wales and Borders Ram Sale say the situation facing both vendors and buyers in the face of Blue Tongue restrictions isn’t as gloomy as had been feared as long as there is no disease present.
Claas Complete Takeover of Renault Agriculture 26/06/08
With the take-over of the remaining 20% share, the family owned company CLAAS has now become the full owner of Renault Agriculture SAS.
Food and Farming Campaign Aims for Bumper Second Year 26/06/08
The NFU Scotland campaign, entitled ‘What’s On Your Plate?’, is now entering its second year and has ambitious plans to continue in its aim of promoting Scottish food and drink to consumers.
High Food Prices Could Reverse Agricultural Growth 26/06/08
Soaring food prices could reverse the significant growth in agricultural production recorded by some of the poorest countries in Europe and Central Asia over the past 10 years.
Commercial Goat Exhibition Launched 25/06/08
Commercial goats will make their debut at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show in an exhibition designed to offer farmers comprehensive technical, business and financial information.
Record Breaking Great Yorkshire Cheese & Dairy Show 25/06/08
Cheese makers from across the world will be going head to head for the honours at this year’s 150th Great Yorkshire Show.
Limousins Top Royal Highland for 4th Year Running 24/06/08
For the fourth year in a row the Limousin Team of Four won Saturday’s Blue Riband Interbreed Championship at the Royal Highland Show, held at Ingliston, Edinburgh 19-22 June 2008.
Top Italian Sire Joins Dairy Daughters 24/06/08
AI company Dairy Daughters has secured supplies for the UK of one of the top Holstein sires currently available internationally.
Producers Advised to ‘Milk’ the Milk Sample 24/06/08
Producers can get much better value for money from their bulk and individual cow milk samples these days, according to NMR national field manager Jonathan Davies.
Cornish Contractor Racks Up the Hours on Case IH Magnum 225 Tractor 24/06/08
It is rare to see a tractor the size of a Case IH Magnum 225 roaming the fields and roads of Cornwall and according to the supplying dealer, Tamar Tractors Ltd of St Ive, Nr Liskeard, this is the biggest Case IH tractor to be sold in the county.
ASDA Offer Discount on Limousin Semen 23/06/08
ASDA’s beef farmers are being offered semen from the prize winning Limousin bull, Sauvignon, with a massive 62.5% discount on price.
NI Simmentals Take World Stage at Omagh 20/06/08
In excess of 300 exhibitors, spectators and sponsors joined delegates of the 17th World Simmental Congress, at this week’s World Congress Show, hosted by the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club at Omagh Showgrounds.
Longtown Primestock Sale 19/06/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 77 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 33 OTM cattle, 1,409 prime hoggs, 2,514 prime lambs and 3,859 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th June, 2008.
Beef Production Costs are New Priority 19/06/08
Rising production costs, not future income from finished cattle, are the big problem beef farmers must solve if their businesses are to survive over the long term.
John Deere Now Third Largest Worldwide in Agricultural Irrigation 18/06/08
Deere & Company recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plastro Irrigation Systems Ltd, headquartered in Israel, to add significant momentum to the growth of John Deere Water Technologies.
National Suffolk Sheep Sale Postponed 17/06/08
The Suffolk Sheep Society has postponed its National sale as a result of delays in availability of Bluetongue vaccine and resulting extension of the BT zones.
McCormick MC Power6 Tractors Get Bigger, Better Engine 17/06/08
A new engine installed in the popular McCormick MC Power6 compact six-cylinder tractor meet more stringent exhaust emissions legislation and provides some improved performance characteristics.
Whitehouse Farm Centre Looks For Enthusiastic Buyer 16/06/08
One of the largest and most successful farm parks in the North of England is looking for a new owner.
McCormick Dealers Stock New XTX165 Tractor in Miniature 16/06/08
With its fine detailing and excellent finish, Bruder’s 1:16 scale rendition of the new McCormick XTX165 XtraSpeed tractor is almost too good to suffer the traumas of sandpit play!
Countdown Commences to 2008 Kilnsey Show 15/06/08
The countdown is on to the 2008 Kilnsey Show, on Tuesday, August 26 - the biggest one-day agricultural show in the country.
Milk from Grass Booster Approved for Organic 13/06/08
A sugar and mineral product that can be added to dairy rations has been approved by Organic Farmers and Growers for use on organic dairy farms.
Longtown Primestock Sale 12/06/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 71 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 15 OTM cattle, 2,093 prime hoggs, 1,313 prime lambs and 2,934 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th June, 2008.
New Holland BB9000 Big Balers Weigh in with New Features 12/06/08
New Holland’s current BB-A baler range is the big baler market leader and the product of choice for contractors and large-scale farmers.
Future Farmers to Reunite at Royal Welsh Show 12/06/08
Future Farmers Reunited is on the wish list of The Future Farmers of Wales Club in its twentieth anniversary year.
More Power from New Holland as the T9000 Tractor Arrives in the UK 12/06/08
New Holland will bring the American-built T9000 tractor range to the UK in 2009 to provide its customers with the highest levels of power.
Second Borderway Agri-Expo Builds On Inaugural Success 12/06/08
Following the resounding success of Borderway’s first Agri-Expo event last November, plans are now well advanced for this year’s event on Friday October 31.
Reducing Flooding the Natural Way 12/06/08
The key to long-term, cost effective flood prevention could be held in England's National Parks and farmland landscapes, says Natural England, one year on from last year’s summer floods.
Beef and Sheep Margins Under Pressure Despite Rising Prices 11/06/08
Beef and sheep producers' profit margins remain under severe pressure, despite recent increases in the farmgate price, according to the latest EBLEX estimates of Business Pointers farm costings data.
SAC Sponsored SAYFC Stage at Royal Highland Show 11/06/08
SAC and the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) have announced that they will once again be working together at the 2008 Royal Highland Show.
A Welcomed Appointment at George F White 11/06/08
George F White, one of the UK’s leading independent firms of rural Chartered Surveyors, are delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Guy as the latest addition to the partnership.
Gates Foundation Grant for FAO 11/06/08
The quality of statistical information from 17 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will be dramatically increased with grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reported FAO today.
Defra Must Not Turn Back the Set-Aside Clock 11/06/08
The TFA has warned the Government that it would be a serious mistake to either re-impose a set-aside requirement upon arable farmers, or seek to enhance other elements of cross compliance under the SPS.
Trinity School Pupils Heading for Royal Highland Show 10/06/08
Primary six pupils from Trinity School, Hawick, are all set for an exciting all-expenses-paid trip to the Royal Highland Show later this month after winning the schools’ competition at last week’s NSA Scotsheep 2008.
Sainsbury’s Brand Combine to Promote UK Wheat Sourcing Contract 10/06/08
Making its show debut at the main entrance to Cereals will be a special Sainsbury’s branded CLAAS LEXION 600 TT combine harvester.
Best Ever NSA Scotsheep 2008 Draws Record Attendance 10/06/08
Scotland’s national sheep event, NSA Scotsheep 2008, organised by the Scottish Region of the National Sheep Association with Bank of Scotland Corporate as major sponsor, was one of the best ever in the 30 year history of the event.
Coolnaslee Charolais Females Peak at 5,500gns
10/06/08
Charolais females met a solid demand from a crowded ringside, selling to a top of 5,500gns in Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Friday 6 June.
New BPHS Scheme for Pig Producers 10/06/08
The British Pig Health Scheme (BPHS), launched in July 2005 by BPEX, has proved such a hit with farmers and vets that a new improved three-year scheme is starting on 01 July 2008.
Fisher German Property Auctions Buck Downward Trend 09/06/08
Fisher German LLP’s offices have once again held very successful auctions over the last month, showing no slowdown in the search for prime rural land and agricultural properties.
SFP Deductions Saved if Cross Compliance Breaches Avoided 09/06/08
Too many farms are losing too much money after failing cross-compliance inspections, the National Beef Association has warned.
Landowners Willing to Sell for Affordable Rural Housing 09/06/08
Nearly 40 percent of rural landowners would put forward land at below market value for affordable housing, says RICS research published this week.
Modulation Deductions are Excessive, Outdated and Unfair 09/06/08
The National Beef Association is hoping that resistance by EU Agriculture Ministers to further increases in modulation deductions will help to ease the unduly heavy Single Farm Payment (SFP) off takes currently faced by UK farmers.
NSA Sheep 2008 Attracts International Shearers 09/06/08
NSA Sheep 2008 has attracted some of the world’s leading sheep shearers to compete in a series of all day activities lined up at the industry’s biennial event staged by the National Sheep Association at the Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern on Wednesday 30 July.
John Deere to Increase Manufacturing Capacity for Harvesting Equipment 09/06/08
Deere & Company announced that it is investing approximately $35 million to increase manufacturing capacity by 30 per cent for combine harvesting systems produced at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Illinois, USA.
Longtown Primestock Sale 05/06/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 73 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 20 OTM cattle, 3,296 prime hoggs, 980 spring lambs and 4,266 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th June, 2008.
Northern Ireland Charolais Peak at 6,000gns 05/06/08
A strong commercial strong trade for Charolais led bidding to peak at 6,000gns and achieve near clearance in Dungannon, on Monday 2 June at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s June show and sale.
FAO to Help Small Farmers Increase Food Production 04/06/08
FAO has begun emergency activities worth US$ 17 million to respond to historically high food prices.
30 Billion Dollars a Year to Eradicate World Hunger 03/06/08
FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today appealed to world leaders for US$30 billion a year to re-launch agriculture and avert future threats of conflicts over food.
Milk Price Hikes Must Feed Back into Dairy Supply Chain 02/06/08
The decision by major retailers to substantially increase the shelf price of fresh milk must be filtered back to other parts of the dairy supply chain in a fair and transparent manner according to NFU Scotland.
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