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Hidden Mycotoxins Threat in Grains and Forage 30/09/08
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.
Grattans Grab Craven Dairy Auction Glory 30/09/08
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.
Cultivate with Care to Avoid Further Soil Damage 30/09/08
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.
Sheep Trade Buoyant at Skipton 30/09/08
The autumn sheep sales season at Skipton Auction Mart is getting into full swing.
Rampant Autumn Weed Growth Poses Major Threat 29/09/08
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.
Along the Straight and Narrow 29/09/08
Kent will be host the British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival on October 11th and 12th this year.
College Farm, Manageable Prime Business Opportunity 29/09/08
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.
Gap Between Asking and Selling House Prices is Widening 29/09/08
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.
Case IH Tractor Innovations Save Money 29/09/08
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 Single Farm Payment is Not a Charity Fund for Desk Workers 29/09/08
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.
New +3 Type Merit Sire at Cogent - Double Trouble Forbidden 29/09/08
Cogent Breeding has released a new exciting outcross sire; Double Trouble Forbidden to their proven Holstein sire line-up.
Longtown Primestock Sale 25/09/08
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.
Hullhouse & Beautry Texels Sparkle 25/09/08
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.
Smallholding Sells Well at Auction 25/09/08
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.
World Combine Harvesting Record Smashed in the UK 25/09/08
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 Mules Land Spoils at Skipton NEMSA Show 25/09/08
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.
County Council Farms are Important National Asset 25/09/08
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.
Cabinet Secretary Sees Harvest Woes First Hand 25/09/08
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.
Field Day for Richardsons at Skipton Texel Highlight 23/09/08
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.
Semex Launches Repromax Sire Index 23/09/08
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.
NMR/RABDF Chris May Memorial Award 2008 23/09/08
Chris Simmons from Folly Farm, Kingswood, Wotton under Edge, south Gloucestershire is the inaugural winner of the Chris May Memorial Award.
New NML Johne’s Disease Screening Programme
23/09/08
National Milk Laboratories (NML) has launched the UK’s first Johne’s disease screening programme on milk samples.
Bluefaced Leicester Ram Sells for 17,000 Guineas 22/09/08
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.
National Evaluations Prompt 2009 Take-All Alert 22/09/08
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 Launches New Manual On Cattle Housing 22/09/08
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.
Plan Store Lamb Finishing to Minimise Late Marketings 22/09/08
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.
NMR/RABDF Gold Cup Goes to Dorset 21/09/08
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 Launch New Scottish Based Apprenticeship Training 19/09/08
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 Give Farmers More Control at Milking Time19/09/08
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.
Strong Demand for Builth Wells Rams 19/09/08
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.
Breed Stalwarts Clinch Top Honours at Skipton Charollais Show 19/09/08
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.
Soaring Food Prices Catch Another 75 Million in Hunger Trap 19/09/08
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.
Organic Acids Vital in Fight to Control Salmonella 19/09/08
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.
Longtown Primestock Sale 18/09/08
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.
Raise Farm Production to End Food Crisis – Diouf 17/09/08
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.
Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society Appoints Brand Development Manager 17/09/08
The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Chrissie Lawrence as Brand Development Manger for the Society.
Natural England Welcomes Dairy Farmers to Environmental Stewardship 17/09/08
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.
A Critical Time for Tenanted Dairy Holdings 16/09/08
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.
Findlay Twins do Battle at Skipton Beltex Show 16/09/08
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.
Farming Champion Boosts Farming Charity 15/09/08
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.
Longtown Primestock Sale 11/09/08
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.
New McCormick TTX and XTX Tractors Take to the Field at Normac 11/09/08
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.
Eastern European Cereal Output on the Rise 11/09/08
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.
Earlier Wheat Harvesting Priority Grows 11/09/08
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.
Another Five Dealers Providing McCormick Sales and Service 11/09/08
A continuing programme of new dealer appointments has resulted in another five newcomers to McCormick’s retail sales and parts/service support network.
Chairman Caton Champ Again at Skipton NEMSA Opener 10/09/08
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.
Farming Union Helps Address Future of Food Policy
10/09/08
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.
Sourcing Sheep and Cattle from the Bluetongue Free Area 10/09/08
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 Sales Centre Set for Busy Autumn Trading 09/09/08
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.
British Charolais Shipped to Australia 09/09/08
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.
Livestock Key to Hills and Uplands States Report 09/09/08
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.
British Beef Cattle Genetics Shipped to Australia and Germany 09/09/08
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.
Outbreak of 'Peste des Petits Ruminants' in Morocco 09/09/08
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.
Dairy Event Provides Export Shop WIndow 09/09/08
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 Proposed Animal Health Tax Can Be Avoided 09/09/08
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 Innovations Underpin Sustainable Sheep Farming 08/09/08
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.
NBA in Defence of Beef's Carbon Footprint 08/09/08
The NBA has reacted with disappointment at the suggestion that meat production puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transport.
Farmers in Swaziland to Receive Emergency Assistance 08/09/08
FAO will help cash-strapped farmers in Swaziland to purchase seeds in time for the next planting season, Director-General Jacques Diouf said today.
A Little Known Fact About Agriculture's Carbon Footprint 08/09/08
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?
A Limousin Export First as Embryos Shipped to Australia 05/09/08
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 Announce New Management Appointments 05/09/08
CLAAS UK has announced a number of management changes that will take effect on October 1st 2008.
Longtown Primestock Sale 04/09/08
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.
Vehicle Duty Must Not Add to Farmers’ Cost Burden 03/09/08
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.
Fresh Specs for McCormick’s Popular Four-Cylinder Tractors 03/09/08
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.
Butchers Clamour for Skipton Prime Cattle and Lamb Champions 03/09/08
Well-supported opening September shows for prime cattle and lambs at Skipton Auction Mart saw all three champions purchased by West Yorkshire butchers.
John Deere Expands Plans to Increase Production of Large Tractors 03/09/08
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.
Skipton Rare and Native Breeds Highlight a Runaway Success 03/09/08
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.
Provimi Further Strengthens its Position in Latin America 03/09/08
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.
Parkinsons Land Debut Success at Craven Dairy Auction 02/09/08
The September Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart produced a debut local championship success for MD Parkinson & Son, of Holme Farm, Barden.
Deere to Invest in Manufacturing Capacity, Parts Operations in South America 02/09/08
Deere & Company announced this week that it will invest approximately $80 million in its agricultural manufacturing and parts distribution operations in Brazil.
New Dairy Feed Range Can Cut Costs But ‘Max’ On Milk 02/09/08
James and Son is launching the new range of moist and dry co-product dairy feeds, Milk Max, this autumn.
Fatty Acid Mix in Feeds Promotes Fertility 02/09/08
Specialist feed company SCA NuTec is incorporating new advanced fertility and nutrition technology into a fertility programme to be unveiled this autumn.
Hampshire Down’s Genetic Progress Benefits Commercial Producers 02/09/08
An increasing number of Hampshire Down sheep breeders are taking up Signet SRS performance recording and subsequently improving the breed’s commercial productivity.
Beef Cattle Prices Break Free of Abattoir Hold 02/09/08
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.
Kilnsey Show Defies Weather 01/09/08
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 of Builth Wells Ram Sales 01/09/08
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.
New Value Line Compact Tractor from John Deere
01/09/08
John Deere’s 3036E compact tractor is the first of a new value line of machines to be made available in Europe.
Prompt Vaccination is the Only Bluetongue Virus Protection 01/09/08
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.
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