Risks of mycotoxins in forages as well as feed grains are set to be unusually high this winter according to independent industry reports, increasing the necessity for greater vigilance and protective action by livestock farmers.
Champion at the latest Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart (Mon, Sept 29) was a newly calven heifer from the Warsill pedigree Holstein Friesian herd of CM & EM Grattan.
Stay off your land until it’s fit to cultivate this autumn rather than rushing on regardless in an attempt to catch-up after the single most challenging harvest in recent memory.
The autumn sheep sales season at Skipton Auction Mart is getting into full swing.
Grass weeds and volunteers are taking advantage of the persistently wet conditions and difficult, delayed harvest to establish themselves particularly rapidly and robustly this autumn.
Kent will be host the British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival on October 11th and 12th this year.
College Farm is a 244 acre prime business prospect which is a very productive farm and offers a ready made business opportunity with potential to expand.
Across the UK, houses are selling at an average of nine% below the asking price with sellers in some regions being forced to accept as much as 12.5% discount off their advertised price, says RICS research published today.
Both Case IH Magnum and Steiger Quadtrac tractors benefit from the latest technology that allows customers to maintain productivity and efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.
The NBA is appalled at the growing number of plans governments and quangos have for the SP that has been, or will be, stripped off farmers and put in a range of funding pools for pet projects of Ministers and civil servants.
Cogent Breeding has released a new exciting outcross sire; Double Trouble Forbidden to their proven Holstein sire line-up.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 55 prime cattle, 20 OTM cattle, 6,628 prime lambs and 9,509 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th September, 2008.
The on-farm Texel sale of September Sapphires at Hull House, Skipton, attracted an enormous attendance of buyers from as far as away as Aberdeen, Wales and Ireland.
C & D Property Services were pleased to offer for sale two properties by Public Auction on Wednesday 24th September 2008 in the Longtown Memorial Hall.
A new Combine Harvesting World Record of 532.14 tonnes harvested in eight hours has been set by a tracked CLAAS LEXION 580+TT combine working in Lincolnshire, England.
Moorland-reared Mule gimmer lambs dominated the championship classes at the second annual North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA) show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
The TFA has affirmed the importance of county council farm estates as, strategic, national assets that should be retained and managed for the future benefit of agriculture and the nation as a whole.
NFU Scotland has provided the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead with an opportunity to witness the salvage operation for Scotland’s cereal harvest at first hand.
The first prize winner in the Texel shearling rams class at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show progressed to take supreme championship honours at Skipton Auction Mart.
In a first for the industry, leading breeding company Semex UK has launched Repromax, a unique world-wide fertility evaluation index compiled using a range of international fertility data.
Chris Simmons from Folly Farm, Kingswood, Wotton under Edge, south Gloucestershire is the inaugural winner of the Chris May Memorial Award.
National Milk Laboratories (NML) has launched the UK’s first Johne’s disease screening programme on milk samples.
The credit crunch clearly wasn’t an issue for buyers at this year’s second main NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale, with a Bluefaced Leicester ram selling for an all time record seventeen thousand guineas.
Annual root evaluations at HGCA Recommended List second cereal trial sites across the country have highlighted a major build-up of take-all infections for the second year in a row.
EBLEX has launched a new technical manual called ‘Improve beef housing for Better Returns,’ at the Beef and Growing Cattle South West Event at Hatherleigh Livestock Centre last week.
Store lamb finishing over the coming winter should be carefully planned to minimise the level of late spring slaughterings for the greatest market stability, advises EBLEX.
Nick Cobb and his team at West Chaldon Farm, Dorchester has beaten off five other herds from across Britain to take the dairy industry’s top award – the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup.
Claas UK is helping to lead the way in the development and introduction of a new training qualification for apprentices, that will raise industry standards further and help move the whole spectrum of training forward in order to assist in meeting future needs.
Fullwood has this week launched a number of cost and labour saving products at this year’s Dairy Event (stand number EH2-238) that are designed to improve in-parlour productivity.
Trade at the first of the NSA Wales and Border main autumn sales on Monday September 15th was said to be back to pre 2001 foot and mouth levels as quality animals across the breeds sold well.
Commercial rams lined up for the annual British Charollais Sheep Society show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart, with two of the breed’s staunchest supporters sharing championship honours with a pair of newcomers to the exhibition arena.
Rising prices have plunged an additional 75 million people below the hunger threshold, bringing the estimated number of undernourished people worldwide to 923 million in 2007, FAO said this week.
UK poultry salmonella specialist Dr Lin Wylie from Kiotechagil has emphasised the critical need to use organics acids in the battle to control salmonella in South American poultry farms.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 25 OTM cattle, 4,102 prime lambs and 5,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th September, 2008.
The way out of the global food crisis, which has plunged at least 75 million more humans into hunger and poverty, lies in increased agricultural production, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf told Italy’s Parliament today.
The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Chrissie Lawrence as Brand Development Manger for the Society.
As Britain’s largest dairy event opens in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, Natural England today highlighted the important role that Environmental Stewardship schemes have to play in England’s dairy sector.
The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Vice Chairman, Stephen Wyrill has warned landlords, Government, processors and retailers that it is a critical time for dairy tenants.
Twin brothers Richard and David Findlay - old adversaries in the show arena - went head to head for championship honours at the Beltex Sheep Society’s eighth annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Food and Farming for REAL, the champion of Uplands farming, has handed over a cheque for more than £2,000 to the ARC-Addington Fund, a national charity that supports hard-hit farming families.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 92 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 30 OTM cattle, 5,587 prime lambs and 6,590 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th September, 2008.
Farmers and contractors who took time out to visit the NORMAC event were able to see, in action for the first time, two ‘new generation’ McCormick tractors – the TTX and XTX.
Agricultural output is expected to increase significantly in the Russian Federation and Ukraine this year, as higher food prices have led to an expansion in area planted in cereals, FAO said at a meeting here today.
An earlier start to wheat harvesting is becoming an important priority for the vast majority of growers across the country, reveals the latest national study by robust wheat breeders, RAGT Seeds.
A continuing programme of new dealer appointments has resulted in another five newcomers to McCormick’s retail sales and parts/service support network.
The season’s big opening ewe lamb show and sale of Mule gimmers from members of NEMSA at Skipton Auction Mart (Tues, Sept 9) was declared an all-round success.
NFU Scotland, the Union representing Scotland’s farmers, has today given evidence to the Scottish Parliament Rural Affairs and Environment Committee’s round table discussions on the future of food policy.
SAC's Veterinary Services has timely advice for anyone from England planning to buy Scottish cattle and sheep in the coming weeks, when thousands of stock will be sold at markets across the country.
Lazonby Mart has embarked on a busy sheep sales season this autumn after last year’s movement restrictions left many producers unable to find flock replacements.
The first exportation of British Charolais embryos this year has been shipped to Australia to Palgrove, one of the country’s largest herds in Queensland.
The latest report into Scotland’s hills and uplands has recognised the critical role that active livestock farming plays in delivering social, economic and environmental benefits into more remote parts of Scotland.
Interest in UK beef genetics is gathering momentum with the export this week of 34 Limousin and Charolais embryos to Australia following a recent shipment of 24 Aberdeen-Angus to Germany.
FAO is helping Morocco deal with an outbreak of peste des petits ruminants (PPR) that threatens to kill millions of sheep and goats and could possibly spread to neighbouring countries.
The Dairy Event and Livestock Show, the UK’s largest livestock business to business event will be providing business boosting export opportunities at its Stoneleigh Park, Coventry venue on 17 and 18 September.
Defra’s contentious plans to acquire cash to fund its new plans for animal health control in England through a headage tax on farm stock can be side stepped, says the National Beef Association.
Pasture improvement achieved through cost effectively over-seeding white clover into established pastures was a key talking point at a recent farm open day near Barnard Castle, County Durham.
The NBA has reacted with disappointment at the suggestion that meat production puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transport.
FAO will help cash-strapped farmers in Swaziland to purchase seeds in time for the next planting season, Director-General Jacques Diouf said today.
Did you know that the carbon foot print attributed to UK agriculture includes not only the CO2 released during production of food but also the CO2 released by its consumption?
Interest in UK Limousin genetics has gathered further momentum this week with what is believed to be the first ever export of Limousin embryos to Australia.
CLAAS UK has announced a number of management changes that will take effect on October 1st 2008.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 72 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 26 OTM cattle, 5,447 prime lambs and 5,352 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th September, 2008.
The four UK farming unions have united in calling for the Government to reconsider its plans to substantially increase the vehicle excise duty (VED) to be applied to the type of vehicles which are essential to those who live and work in the countryside.
McCormick has taken the opportunity to introduce some performance-improving features to the popular ‘CX’ and ‘MC’ models while switching over to engines that meet the latest ‘green’ exhaust emissions standards.
Well-supported opening September shows for prime cattle and lambs at Skipton Auction Mart saw all three champions purchased by West Yorkshire butchers.
Deere & Company said this week it plans to further expand manufacturing capacity of its large, high horsepower tractors – adding to a project announced earlier this year for facilities in Waterloo, Iowa.
The annual Rare & Native Breeds Stockbreeder Auctions at Skipton Auction Mart proved a runaway success, with crowds turning out in their droves for the high profile event.
The Provimi Group, one of the global leaders in the animal nutrition business, has signed agreements for the acquisition of ‘Biovet’, a leading premix producer in the growing and profitable market of Colombia.
The September Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart produced a debut local championship success for MD Parkinson & Son, of Holme Farm, Barden.
Deere & Company announced this week that it will invest approximately $80 million in its agricultural manufacturing and parts distribution operations in Brazil.
James and Son is launching the new range of moist and dry co-product dairy feeds, Milk Max, this autumn.
Specialist feed company SCA NuTec is incorporating new advanced fertility and nutrition technology into a fertility programme to be unveiled this autumn.
An increasing number of Hampshire Down sheep breeders are taking up Signet SRS performance recording and subsequently improving the breed’s commercial productivity.
The National Beef Association says that abattoirs no longer have beef finishers in a choke hold and new rules for establishing the value of prime cattle are being set.
Record entries in the livestock classes, notably in the dairy cattle section - the best for 14 years – were a highlight of the 110th Kilnsey Show.
Thirty years on, the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale held at the Royal Welsh Showground has established the quality hallmark that its founder members envisaged.
John Deere’s 3036E compact tractor is the first of a new value line of machines to be made available in Europe.
Active bluetongue virus could be lurking undiscovered anywhere in Europe or GB - and the only sure form of protection is to vaccinate all vulnerable domestic animals.