The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 33 prime cattle, 4,371 prime lambs and 5,754 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 30th December, 2008.
The Cockleshell herd owned by Peter and Ian Pitcher of Friskney, near Boston, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Limousin cattle for 2007/08.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 36 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 2,945 prime lambs and 4,138 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd December, 2008.
Farmers are reminded that with the closure of the Older Cattle Disposal
Scheme (OCDS), all cattle born before 1 August 1996 will have to be disposed
of as fallen stock.
Claas is to be one of the first to fit an immobiliser system as standard to its Scorpion range of telescopic handlers.
Despite the difficulty of the growing season, forage maize in the 2008 Kingshay trials delivered an average estimated crop value of nearly £600/acre compared to just under £440/acre in 2007.
The EBLEX Sheep Better Returns Programme (Sheep BRP) has published a new, free ‘Flock Notebook’, which replaces the Sheep Diary from previous years.
Kuhn Group has announced the acquisition of the baler division of Kverneland Group, including its factory located in Geldrop, Netherlands.
Lloyds TSB Agriculture has been confirmed for the second year running as major sponsor of the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo.
After a very successful show last year, the Profitable Farming Company will again be exhibiting at this January’s LAMMA Show where they will be introducing two new products.
On the 10th December, EISA held a European hearing on ‘Food Safety and Security’ and pushed the case for Integrated Farming.
Staffordshire’s Thomas Andrews picked up a special award when he graduated from Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.
John Deere has been named the official equipment sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, by the World Games 2010 Foundation.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 35 OTM cattle, 6,479 prime lambs and 6,908 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th December, 2008.
The RSPB and Natural England have responded to the disturbing decline in farmland birds and are determined make some changes right here in the heart of East Anglia in the Cambridgeshire Fens.
The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Chairman Greg Bliss has used his New Year message to TFA members to stress the urgency of having in place a practical framework for ensuring national and international food security.
PelGar International has published a new catalogue which for the first time features the company’s entire portfolio – including all its rodenticide and insecticide products.
New research into “genetic signposts” that point the way to better health and welfare offers the promise of major productivity benefits to the sheep industry.
Dairy beef specialists in the Midlands and South of England are struggling to find enough calves to rear and finish - which means the dairy beef sector will soon be unable to maintain critical mass.
Following the introduction of two new tractor models earlier this year, the 31hp 2720 and the 36hp 3036E, John Deere has unveiled two additional lower horsepower machines aimed at landscapers, contractors, nurseries, market gardeners and ‘hobby’ farmers.
A record-breaking seventh Craven Dairy Auction championship success was achieved by father-and-son farmers Raymond and Robert Johnson, of Summerfield Farm, Felliscliffe, Harrogate, at the December show and sale.
Farmers and land managers across the country received an early Christmas present this month as Natural England announced it paid £98 million into the rural economy ten weeks ahead of target.
With sales exceeding €3.2 billion and pre-tax earnings totaling €248 million, the CLAAS Group presented its best results to date in fiscal year 2007/2008.
Ahead of next year’s milestone 200th Otley Show, organisers are appealing for submissions of “nostalgia” to help chronicle the long and proud history of the event.
SAC Cereal Specialist David Cranstoun believes that with an increasingly unpredictable climate and a volatile market it is vital for farmers planning cereal planting programme to use all the market intelligence they can.
What is thought to be a world record price for a single Mule wether lamb – an astonishing £1,450 - was realised at Skipton Auction Mart.
Apparently healthy cattle that are in-contact with pen mates showing signs of pneumonia gain significantly less weight and take longer to finish than animals in completely disease-free housing.
The latest offering from Dairy Daughters has been described as 'a breeder's bull at a commercial price' and he comes in the form of Crockett Chicago.
Trimble this month announced that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Rawson Control Systems based in Oelwein, Iowa.
With the introduction of two new products for 2009, John Deere’s AMS division now offers a full range of affordable guidance systems, from entry level units for smaller arable and livestock farms to top of the range applications for large farmers and contractors.
Eight new winter wheat varieties have been added to the recently published HGCA Recommended List for 2009-10, providing farmers across the West Midlands and border counties with their biggest choice in years.
Being big isn’t essential to top suckler herd performance. Unit costs are a far better indicator of business performance than output.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 67 OTM cattle, 5,712 prime lambs and 4,395 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th December, 2008.
Since unveiling its first self-propelled forage harvester, a model 5400, in the 1970s, John Deere has produced more than 20,000 units worldwide.
Lower mortality and more pigs finished per sow per year have given the British pig industry a boost, but it still remains one of the highest cost producers according to the latest BPEX publication.
The past two seasons have seen a massive swing to hybrid winter oilseed rape varieties across the country, reveal the latest annual certified and farm-saved seed planting estimates from Masstock.
From January 2009, all Claas GPS Pilot guidance systems will come as standard with the new Outback S3 terminal, which provides far greater functionality and information than previous terminals.
The European Commission’s decision to allow pre-emptive vaccination against bluetongue in countries where the disease has still to be confirmed, mirrors ideas put forward by the NBA.
NFU Scotland is continuing to
encourage people to buy local, Scottish food and drink for their festive
feasting over Christmas, as Christmas Day looms just over two weeks away.
The achievements of the latest students to complete the CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme was recognised in a Graduation Ceremony held recently at the CLAAS UK headquarters at Saxham, Suffolk.
Despite a year on year decline in the number of beef calves registered with the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS), the Beef Shorthorn is increasing its share.
A shortage of milling wheat means that premiums of up to £50 per tonne are currently available for the best quality crops.
HJR Agri Oswestry is off to a flying start, supplying more tractors in its first five months of trading than the partners expected to sell in a year.
The most innovative addition to the new, two-region HGCA Recommended List of winter oilseed rape varieties unveiled this week is undoubtedly the first of a new generation of low biomass hybrids.
Cogent Breeding Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerbrich Andringa to their team based at Aldford, Chester.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 1 young bulls, 19 OTM cattle, 4,956 prime lambs and 5,468 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th December, 2008.
NFU Scotland has impressed upon Europe's agricultural commissioner the need for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to continue to deliver for both farmers and consumers in the future.
A chance conversation between a ploughing enthusiast and his local machinery dealer led to a successful outing at the Market Deeping ploughing match.
Forward thinking beef farmers have agreed that long term business survival can only be achieved through greater production efficiency coupled with a rise in earnings from the market.
Local championship-winning beef will be on the menu for Christmas and New Year tables across Nidderdale following a trading coup between a Pateley Bridge farmer and butcher.
John Miles, Field Operations Manager for KWS UK Limited, Thriplow, near Cambridge has become the first ever winner of the Barrie Orme Award to come from the plant breeding sector.
The Borderway Black and White Sale attracted the very best of UK pedigree dairy genetics and resulted in a top price of 20,000gns and an overall sale average of over £5,000.
With the safe use of pesticides being very much in the spotlight, it is now vital that advisers, farmers and growers have access to the most up-to-date information on pesticide use in agriculture, horticulture, pest control, forestry and amenity.
Turkeys seem to benefit more than most species by switching to pelleted feeds with trial results showing that body weights at 20 weeks can be improved by up to 5 percent simply by using pellets.
Dairy and arable farmers are being advised to ensure that they place their spring fertiliser orders in good time to ensure they have got the necessary nutrients available for spring applications.
Donald MacPherson stopped traffic in the centre of Edinburgh as he paraded a prize winning Aberdeen-Angus steer in front of his new shop in North Castle Street.
Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers’ Council member, Mary Mead has been awarded the BBC Radio 4 Farmer of the Year Award.
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