The Sowenna herd owned by Keith and Caroline Hawkey and their son Piers, who farm near Bodmin, Cornwall, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of the British Simmental breed for 2008/09.
The Pia Troon herd, owned by Howard Forster and assisted by his brother Edward Forster, of Hexham, Northumberland, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the British Charolais breed for 2008/09.
The All Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships held at Clogher Valley Show, Northern Ireland, attracted a top drawer entry to the venue with almost 100 cattle forward, making it the biggest judging competition in the 2009 calendar to date for the region.
The Druk herd owned by Christopher Lewis and Nick Cobbold of Faringdon, Oxfordshire, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the British Blonde breed, for the second year running.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 59 prime cattle, 28 over thirty month cattle, 3,783 prime lambs and 5,262 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th July, 2009.
The Upsall herd near Thirsk, in Yorkshire, owned by Gerald Turton and managed by stockman Laurence Fenton, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the Beef Shorthorn breed for 2008/09.
New entrants are set to benefit from the TFA and Savills’ expertise following confirmation of Defra funding for the NFYFC regional tenancy training events.
The Andreayas herd, owned by Allan and Sandra Jones, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the British Blue breed for 2008/09.
The Westwilmer herd owned by Malcolm and Sheridan Westcott and their son Dominic, who farm at Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Aberdeen Angus for 2008/09.
Case IH wins award at the National Show of Livestock and Agricultural Equipment in Brno, Czech Republic.
Next year’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2010, will return to the north of England and will be held at Hexham Mart Centre in Northumberland on Thursday, May 27.
Drum mowers are to be incorporated into Kuhn Farm Machinery’s grass harvesting range following the acquisition in late 2008 of a division of the Kverneland Group.
After a narrow miss with the weekend flooding in Durham, the annual final of the Northern Area Stockjudging took place at Darlington Auction Mart last week.
SAC is backing Aberdeenshire farmer John Moir as he looks forward to the final of the 2009 Nature of Farming Award.
A new management protocol designed to provide sheep producers with a long-term solution to flock footrot problems is being evaluated on three UK farms by FAI Farms.
Improved export interest in malt produced from UK spring barley could also bring a welcome benefit for UK winter malting barley, experts are hoping, as domestic end users seek it as an alternative against greater competition for the spring crop.
Investment in better equipment is always on the agenda for farm-based businesses but there has to be an economic argument to justify them.
The Elmtree herd owned by Ronnie Walker of Appleby, Cumbria, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of the British Limousin breed for 2008/09.
Independent breeding company Dairy Daughters has entered the race to provide the best bulls as sexed semen with a killer blow, toppling all the big players with the highest type sexed bull on the market and offering him at a competitive price.
Breeding offers a valuable way of reducing the prevalence of footrot in UK flocks, helping to minimise the costs of effective management control.
This summer, breeding company Cogent is pulling out all the stops to offer the best deals ever on sexed semen, in celebration of the company’s remarkable 10 years in this market.
This week, the Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) has announced details of a new award scheme for those working in the farming industry - The Glendale Agricultural Society Farming Award.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 58 prime cattle, 16 over thirty month cattle, 3,313 prime lambs and 5,285 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd July, 2009.
Hackleton Aimee, owned by Charlotte Boden of the Bostock herd, was Blonde Supreme Champion at the Royal Welsh Show.
If litres in the bulk tank are the best indicator of grazing quality, an on-going demonstration at Walford & North Shropshire College has provided clear evidence of the importance of variety selection.
A major offensive aimed at bringing Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) under global control has been launched by FAO and the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
With farming leading the country out of recession and having an important role in the management of climate change it is more vital than ever that its workforce is trained to meet the demands of the future.
The largest and most comprehensive crop production and protection event in Europe, the BCPC Congress and Exhibition, takes place in Glasgow, UK from 9 to 11 November 2009.
With yet another catchy harvest in prospect this year, wheat growers across the country need to get themselves firmly on the front foot with a well-planned but particularly flexible approach to combining.
According to the latest RICS Rural Market Survey, demand for commercial farmland rebounded during H1 2009, while residential farmland demand continued to fall sharply.
Yorkshire Dales dairyman Robert Crisp, of Nelson Farm, Calton, was responsible for the champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s second July Craven Dairy Auction.
An all-day downpour failed to dampen spirits at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer show and sale of working sheep dogs, when two bids of over 3,000 guineas and ten at 2,000 guineas-plus were recorded.
Organic farmers can now benefit from the extra forage produced by a fast-growing catch crop of stubble turnips with the availability of organically produced seeds of the variety Dynamo, from Limagrain UK.
Pershore are pleased to announce the sale of their two year old stock bull Nightingale Proud Jake G405 to Orkney-based pedigree breeder Colin Davidson for his Skaill herd.
Work at Borderway, Carlisle, on roofing the remainder of uncovered livestock pens along with yard pennage renewal will be completed in time for the start of the busy autumn sales sheep and cattle sales programme in August.
Complete diet feeder demonstrations will be one of the main activities featured at the Dairy Event and Livestock to be staged on 16 and 17 September at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.
Four of Yorkshire’s top chefs - Nigel Haworth, Stephanie Moon, Bruce Elsworth and Craig Allan - are on the menu at Kilnsey Show this year.
Organisers of the 2009 Great Yorkshire Show are celebrating another hugely successful event, announcing one of the highest attendance figures in the event’s history.
Case IH has won three awards at the final Royal Show. In addition to the two awards won by the Case IH’s flagship Axial-Flow combine range, a Silver Award was also bestowed on the Puma CVX tractor in the new products category.
The future of landscape quality and public benefits from
England’s thousands of acres of common land is at risk unless the graziers who
manage them continue to receive agricultural and environmental support.
John Deere’s innovative 7030E Series Premium tractor has won the tractor category of the New Equipment Awards at the 2009 Royal Show. A 7530E model was shown in the Machinery Awards Display Area at the show.
Sheep farmer Michael Parker, of Winterburn Hall, Winterburn, achieved a notable hat-trick when again sending out the first prize pen of store lambs at the opening seasonal show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Winners are Chris and Caroline Hodgkins, of Washington, Worthing who were commended for producing high performance lambs from an extensive easy care grassland system.
Commercial goats will return to the two day specialist event organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 16 and 17 September.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 21 over thirty month cattle, 2,364 prime lambs and 4,504 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th July, 2009.
John Deere’s 3036E compact tractor is the first of a new value line of machines to be made available in Europe, and will be on display for the first time at this year’s CLA Game Fair.
Today, George F. White has announced the sale of highly productive arable land in Wroot and Belton, North Lincolnshire with an added bonus - part of the land is one of the UK's only successful nesting sites of Uganda’s National Bird, the Great Crested Crane.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has welcomed the European Food Safety Authority’s report on farming systems and their impact on dairy cow welfare and related diseases saying that it hopes it will encourage other EU states to come into line with the UK’s high standards.
The Tenant Farmers Association is using its presence at this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate to highlight some of the problems currently being faced by tenant farmers in the north-east of England.
Have you ever been asked why fertilisers are used on your farm or perhaps been concerned yourself about the amount of energy it takes to produce them and the impact that has on climate change?
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 47 prime cattle, 30 over thirty month cattle, 2,495 prime lambs and 3,319 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th July, 2009.
With the sole aim of highlighting the tremendous commercial cattle in North Northumberland The Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) has announced today the launch The Glendale Agricultural Society Herd Competition.
Deere & Company announced this week that it is prepared to significantly expand its farm, forestry and construction operations in Russia, reinforcing Deere’s long-term commitment to a market in which John Deere has had a presence for nearly 130 years.
With just days to go until the 2009 Great Yorkshire Show, the finishing touches are being carried out to ensure the Showground looks as good as possible.
West Yorkshire dairy farmer William Mitchell, of R & CR Mitchell, Grange Farm, Oakworth, experienced mixed emotions when sending out the champion at the early July Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust will create a native breeds centre at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, the two day specialist event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 16 and 17 September.
What does the rest of the summer hold for the farmland market after such a promising start?
Cutting edge agricultural research will come under the microscope at a half day conference to be staged by Genesis Faraday on the eve of the Dairy Event and Livestock Show.
This week, George F. White announced details of one of their most unusual property sales ever - a pedigree farm with a free starter pack of rare breeds which includes, one Berkshire Pig, one Dexter Cow and one Shropshire Sheep.
NFU Scotland has heralded the announcement of a brand new creamery for Campbeltown in Kintyre as a welcome shot in the arm for the Scottish dairy sector.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart Plc had forward 81 prime cattle, 11 over thirty month cattle, 2,422 prime lambs and 3,108 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd July, 2009.
The Great Yorkshire Show is a record breaker with more entries for the competitive classes than in its history.
After the success of the first Semex Promate field evaluator sandwich student placement, the company has appointed its second student – Stephanie Whittaker – to the position.
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