Europe’s leading livestock marketing company Harrison and Hetherington Ltd were the major sponsors this year at the Royal Highland Show Supreme Dairy Championship.
Locally processed, grass fed beef from domestic cattle has, along with grazing sheep, blackberries and field mushrooms, a lower carbon footprint than any other food retailed, or consumed, within the UK’s borders.
Strathisla Sorrel, the eight year old Everest sired bull out of Cadence, secured the Blonde Supreme Championship at the Highland Show last week.
Two of the foremost irrigation specialists in the United Kingdom, have shown farmers from North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders how to take action against future water scarcity.
The foundation stone for John Deere’s new European Technology and Innovation Centre (ETIC) has been laid in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Two of Yorkshire’s most famous names, Yorkshire Tea and the Great Yorkshire Show, have joined forces to help save the rainforest by pledging to save a tree for every visitor to next month’s show.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 47 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 12 OTM cattle, 863 prime hoggs, 1,622 prime lambs and 3,756 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th June, 2009.
For Farm Business Consultant Richard Jeffreys, joining SAC’s team in Wooler is an exciting homecoming.
The second edition of the popular British Field Crops book has just been published and is bigger and better than the previous edition of 2005.
Somerset based John Deere dealer Kings Farm Machinery of Dulverton has recently been purchased by James Mason Ltd of Chudleigh, the leading John Deere agricultural machinery and groundscare dealer in Devon.
Young shearers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s shearing competitions at the 2009 Great Yorkshire Show, which runs from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July.
Father-and-son dairy farmers Anthony and James Swires, of Townend Farm, Stainburn, Otley, sent out both the champion and reserve champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s June Craven Dairy Auction.
Breeding company Cogent has announced the appointment of Alan Robson as a new breeding advisor based in the north of England, who brings several years of successful dairy farming and cattle breeding experience to the job.
Lord Rooker was elected president of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers at its annual meeting in London.
NFU Scotland is buoyed by the good news that damaging EU proposals on sheep identification will once again be discussed by Europe’s agricultural ministers this afternoon.
New information on the chemical structure of a major new fungicide being developed for UK growers is shedding fresh light on reasons behind its strong performance in trials.
Leading British miller, Allied Mills is pioneering a special market for the UK’s top quality bread wheat, Paragon.
This year’s livestock judging at the East of England Show was a huge success, with record entries in both the beef and sheep sections and strong numbers in the pig and dairy lines.
Rural businesses throughout the North East are being urged to apply for their share of a £1.2 million training grant with the help of LandSkills North East as part of the Rural Development Programme for England.
Growers who failed to establish as much oilseed rape as they’d planned last autumn have been strongly advised to take advantage of the ideal opportunity their extended rotations give to improve long-term profitability by getting into speciality OSR growing this season.
Case IH’s flagship Axial-Flow combine range has won two awards in the annual RASE Machinery Award Scheme, which recognises innovation and reliability in agricultural machinery.
The British pig industry is standing at a crossroads following trying times. Through the difficulties many people have worked doggedly, giving their all for the benefit of the industry.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 81 prime cattle, 40 OTM cattle, 1,201 prime hoggs, 828 prime lambs and 2,474 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th June, 2009.
Practical steps to help dairy cows overcome the often-underestimated challenge of heat stress could help boost herd performance even in relatively modest UK summer conditions, advises Alltech’s Neil Keane.
Designed for newcomers to the world of guidance, including small and medium size livestock farms and medium size arable farms, John Deere’s recently introduced GreenStar Lightbar guidance system is emerging as a best-seller.
The prospects for Scotland’s premier arable crop, spring malting barley, will come under the spotlight at the Highland Show next week. Malting quality barley is the key ingredient in the production of Scotch whisky.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is to relocate the Dairy Event and Livestock Show in 2010 to the NEC, Birmingham from its current Stoneleigh Park, Coventry site.
A Dorset agricultural engineer is preparing for a boost to his business after winning the local franchise for one of Britain’s leading farm tractor suppliers.
Because food is a basic necessity, the agriculture sector is showing more resilience to the global economic crisis than other industries. But the risks could increase if the economic downturn deepens, according to a new report by the OECD and FAO released today.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has appealed to MPs to urge the retail and food service sector to buy British dairy products in an attempt to stem the mounting trade deficit in the UK dairy sector.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society unveils its sustainably built £5.1million Regional Agricultural Centre.
A high-yielding spring barley variety specifically targeted at the Scottish distilling sector has achieved an important malting milestone.
Cattle tuberculosis (TB) has been confirmed in a west Texas dairy that has been quarantined since April when some cattle in the herd responded to a TB test being conducted prior to a sale.
A top-yielding spring barley variety used in beer-making has scooped two prestigious industry achievements in the same month.
Following extensive research among key players in the crop production and protection sector and in consultation with our advisory panel, a dynamic and comprehensive conference programme has been developed for this year’s BCPC Congress.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle and 11 OTM cattle, 2514 prime hoggs, 1153 prime lambs and 3347 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th June, 2009.
Thousands of school children from across Yorkshire descended on Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate for the annual Countryside Days event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
Thame Farmers Auction Mart Ltd (TFAM) and Fisher German LLP are delighted to announce the appointment of Fisher German as new rural land agents to TFAM clients.
Lloyds TSB Agriculture has acted quickly to offer practical support to its dairy farmer customers who hold supply contracts with Dairy Farmers of Britain.
The UK’s biggest supermarket beef providers have such tight control over Northern Ireland’s prime cattle market they have been able to manipulate market prices in other parts of the UK.
With millions of pounds worth of sophisticated machinery on display at Cereals 09, the industry is taking the opportunity to raise the profile of the key dealership support function for modern farming technology; the service technicians.
George F. White have today announced that they are offering two farms in Northumberland under Farm Business Tenancies.
Beef production in the UK is to be the subject of an hour-long documentary in Korea after a visiting film crew called on EBLEX for an insight into the industry.
The Bank of England’s 4 June announcement to keep its base interest rate at 0.5% for the fourth month running means farmers still have the opportunity to borrow at historically attractive levels.
Pedigree sheep producer Neil Howie, who farms at Alnwick in Northumberland, has won the EBLEX Most Progressive Flock Award for the Vendeen breed.
Pedigree sheep producers John and Gillian Gray, who farm at Longframlington near Morpeth in Northumberland, have won the EBLEX Most Progressive Flock Award for the Texel breed.
With dairy cow welfare high on the agenda, it is fitting that breeding company Dairy Daughters has launched two of the leading health and fitness bulls available to British farmers.
Pedigree sheep producers James and Barbara Stratton, who farm at Charlton Mackerell in Somerset, have won the EBLEX Most Progressive Flock Award for the Dorset breed.
Yorkshire business man, Sir Ken Morrison CBE, is to be the President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society following next year’s Great Yorkshire Show.
Britain's top ploughmen will congregate in Cambridgeshire once again in October when the 2009 British National Ploughing Championships return to Soham.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart Plc had forward 83 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 32 OTM cattle, 1749 prime hoggs, 730 prime lambs and 2960 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th June, 2009.
This week, at one of the foremost rural educational events in the UK, 1500 first school pupils from Northumberland and North Tyneside were given an in-depth insight into life in the country.
The versatility and practicality of the unique Claas Xerion tractor has been recognised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, who have awarded the Xerion one of its prestigious Silver Medals.
Pedigree sheep producer George Fell, who farms at Thorganby near York, has won the EBLEX Most Progressive Flock Award for the Meatlinc breed.
Pedigree sheep producer Robin Johnson, who farms at Northallerton, North Yorkshire, has won the EBLEX Most Progressive Flock Award for the Bleu du Maine breed.
With lamb prices remaining firm, sheep producers are being urged to realise full value for the 2009 crop by making sure finishing lambs on the farm are vaccinated against pasteurellosis and the main clostridial diseases.
Now every child can go field to field exploring the British countryside, seeing see and hearing about the way food is grown – and all without even having to leave the classroom.
Meat and milk producers were on the menu at Skipton Auction Mart for a triple header – with the monthly prime cattle and lamb shows supplemented by a special Craven Dairy Auction.
The value of UK beef exports leapt by more than 50 per cent on the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period last year, new figures have revealed.
The Tenant Farmers Association is using its presence at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show to challenge all newly elected MEPs to learn about agriculture before they start trying to make policy for the industry.
Agricultural mitigation in developing countries can make farming more resilient to the vagaries of climate change and can also reduce hunger and poverty.
Hampshire Downs peaked at £1,200 at the breed association’s official show and sale in Stratford on Sunday 31 May.
Skitby Farm was sold by auction within the Memorial Hall in Longtown, near Carlisle in Five Lots at 2pm on Friday 29th May 2009 in front of a large audience.
Six butchers went head to head to see who had the best cutting and display skills in a showcase competition.
Delegates from 120 nations in Tunis to share benefits of treaty on food plant genes.
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