Vegetables are well and truly on the menu for hundreds of green-fingered youngsters across the region. Pupils at some 32 primary schools – from Halifax to Harrogate - are hoping their gardening skills will help them take the top prize in a new competition.
The launch of three, high-yielding, quality wheat and barley varieties, plus a look at how Syngenta innovations in cereal breeding can help farmers now and in the future.
Despite the current economic climate and the uncertainty often associated with an election, The Glendale Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that they have already received unprecedented support for The 2010 Glendale Show.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 69 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 16 over thirty month cattle, 12 spring lambs, 3,657 prime hoggs and 3,115 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th April, 2010.
Wensleydale sheep stalwart Jack Watkinson, of Hutton Ghyll, Constable Burton, Leyburn, secured a notable trophy double at the annual meeting of The Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders' Association at the Tempest Arms Hotel, Elslack, Skipton.
The countdown is on to Craven Limousin Day at Skipton Auction Mart, on Wednesday, May 12 - a high profile double-header featuring the annual show and sale of pedigree breeding bulls and females, and the 2010 Northern Limousin Extravaganza.
The Queen has unveiled a special plaque at Welshpool’s new livestock market to commemorate her visit to the new venue.
FAO has urged heightened international surveillance against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) following three recent incursions in Japan and South Korea.
Case IH is helping Ben Spink, a Lincolnshire young farmer, raise money for Kidney Research UK.
With lamb prices buoyant, sheep producers are being urged to realise full value for the 2010 crop by making sure finishing lambs on the farm are vaccinated against pasteurellosis and the main clostridial diseases.
Cheshire buyers hogged the limelight at the ringside when travelling north to supplement their flocks at the annual show and sale of gimmer hoggs and ewes with lambs at foot, and geld gimmer hoggs, at Skipton Auction Mart.
There was plenty of buying power present for the quality stock at the Blonde Society's Annual Spring Show and Sale at Worcester. A strong clearance rate coupled with spirited bidding throughout confirmed this years' event as a resounding success.
The countdown has begun to the fourth World Sheep Dog Trials – to be held in England for the first time at Lowther Park Estate, near Penrith in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District, from September 15-18, 2011.
Charolais bulls peaked at 4,800gns and sold to average £2,823 on Saturday 24 April at Newark Livestock Market’s official multi-breed show and sale.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 47 prime cattle, 19 over thirty month cattle, 4,258 prime hoggs and 3,922 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd April, 2010.
An unprecedented demand for high quality Aberdeen-Angus sires displaying modern attributes has seen registrations in the Aberdeen-Angus Society’s herdbook soar to record levels.
For growers in areas of the UK where phoma infection poses a significant threat to rapeseed yields, choosing a variety according to its stem canker disease resistance rating alone is a risky strategy according to Richard Elsdon of United Oilseeds.
An unprecedented number of entries have already been received for the cattle classes at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.
Scotgrass 2010, to be held on Tuesday 11 May, at SAC Crichton Royal’s Acrehead Farm, Dumfries, will see a wide range of products on show for the first time as manufacturers put new machinery in action at the first live demonstration of the year.
Demand for strong, well bred Aberdeen-Angus bulls and females saw trade peak at 4000gns for males and 3500gns for females at Dungannon Farmers Market yesterday (April 20th).
No Vacancy signs have gone up at Scotgrass 2010 with all demonstration and exhibition space sold out one month ahead of the all action event, to be held on Tuesday 11 May, at SAC Crichton Royal’s Acrehead Farm, Dumfries.
A comprehensive programme of events and demonstrations will provide plenty of interest for visitors attending this year’s NSA Scotsheep at Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond, Stirling, on Wednesday, June 2.
A heifer born and raised in the Yorkshire Dales took championship honours for breeders J & G Huck, of Church Farm, Hubberholme, at the Spring store cattle with show potential fixture at Skipton Auction Mart.
The dairy sector accounts for around four percent of all global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) according to a new FAO report.
Charolais met a solid trade in Welshpool on Thursday 15 April peaking at 7,800gns and establishing two new records; an average £3,360 for 52 lots sold at the breed society’s official spring fixture.
SAC scientists believe that on present evidence Scottish farmers need not be concerned about the volcanic ash in the atmosphere.
Although concerted international action has successfully eliminated the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus from poultry in almost all the 63 countries it infected at the peak of the world outbreak in 2006, it persists in five nations and thus poses a continuing threat to global animal and human health.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 65 prime cattle, 30 over thirty month cattle, 4,670 prime hoggs and 3,991 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th April, 2010.
BCPC has joined with others in the crop protection industry, in writing to the Secretary of State The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP to oppose the ban on neonicotinicide seed treatments.
A new FAO toolkit aims to sharpen the focus of anti-hunger and development efforts by helping countries gather more accurate information on differences between men and women in agriculture.
Farmers interested in opening their farm on Open Farm Sunday 2010 should now register and apply for their free resources. New for 2010, LEAF has launched an online workshop to help those planning to host events.
The Tenant Farmers Association is pleased to have gained the support of two rural TV celebrities for its sponsored walk in aid of Farm Crisis Network and to raise the profile of upland farming issues.
The Spring Show of British Blonde Males & Females at The Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira on Friday 9th April brought out a great crowd of buyers and onlookers and met a fine trade.
New classes and record prize money mean equine classes at the Great Yorkshire Show are set to attract an exceptionally high calibre of competition this year.
A small offering of Aberdeen-Angus males and females at Bristol Sales Centre (Saturday 10th April) saw strong demand for red genetics and trade top at 3350gns for bulls and 1850gns for heifers.
John Deere’s Mannheim tractor factory celebrates a memorable anniversary in April 2010: the roll-out of the first green and yellow John Deere Lanz tractors from the assembly lines, 50 years ago this month.
Charolais breeders have officially bucked the genetic trend and made improvements to ease of calving without sacrificing growth rate, according to the latest report from Breedplan, the breed society’s genetic evaluation system.
An advanced range of packaging developed to help improve efficiency, safety and environmental protection when handling liquid crop protection products has received overwhelmingly positive feedback among farmer users.
Livestock farmers facing the prospect of forage shortages later this year as a result of the late spring could find a solution in fast-growing hybrid brassicas for summer and autumn grazing, or even out-wintering.
The third and final sale to disperse the highly regarded Holywood herd of pedigree Holstein cattle took place at Borderway Mart on Wednesday 7th April.
Grazing livestock producers across the country should think more about how much silage they need rather than how much they can make this season.
Organisers of Yorkshire’s annual Charity Farmhouse Big Breakfast have handed over a total of £4,462 to the ARC-Addington Fund, a national aid organisation that helps maintain the economic and social fabric of UK farming communities.
United Oilseeds has today announced the appointment of two new area managers to its local support team in order to provide improved ground-level support to the Company’s existing membership.
A record breaking day saw the 4,996 prime hoggs level out to average an exceptional 210p per kilo. Good quality export types were keenly sought after, meeting the best trade ever witnessed with the 3,796 hoggs under 46 kilos averaging 216.9p per kilo.
There was a strong turnout for the third meeting of the Grassland Development Farm project, held at Hilltarvit Mains, Cupar. The project, funded by QMS, is designed to improve grassland management on beef and sheep farms.
CLA Wales is delighted that after intensive lobbying it has been decided to abandon the proposed changes to tax relief for furnished holiday lettings.
Leatherjacket populations in Scotland are exceptionally high this spring and the risk to spring sown cereal crops and grassland is very real.
The NBA has called on Defra to either dismantle the bureaucratic barricades, which surround modulation money, compulsorily given up by farmers to finance the stuttering English Rural Development Programme (ERDP) - or immediately reduce the percentage of modulation funding being stripped from a farmers’ Single Farm Payment (SFP).
More than 350 cattle of 22 different beef breeds will be on display at the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2010, to be held at Hexham Auction Mart on Thursday, May 27.
Rat control needs to be an essential part of forage-making this season to prevent silage clamps, big bale stacks and hay barns becoming the reservoirs for serious trouble over the coming autumn and winter.
DairyCo’s launch of the new bull proofs this week will prompt many dairy farmers to scrutinise the figures even more closely than usual in search of a bull which is not related to Oman.
For breeders seeking to use non-Holstein bloodlines, DairyCo publishes a range of other breed proofs, which continue to show the levels of stability that have come to be expected.
Scotland’s sheep farmers have turned to the haulage industry for assistance as they continue to lamb their flocks in some of the worst weather conditions ever endured at lambing time.
A home-bred British Blue-sired juvenile from JC Walker & Son, Dunsop Bridge, was top of a quality crop of youngsters at the annual Spring show and sale of young feeding bulls at Skipton.
A unique new study is being launch to benchmark the quality of beef being sold in English supermarkets.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 33 over thirty month cattle, 2,417 prime hoggs and 3,043 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st April, 2010.
An agricultural machinery retailer who supplies new tractors to farmers and fruit growers in Hereford and Worcester is celebrating a move into new premises.
Anthony Thompson, of Foulridge, send out the first prize pair of Texel-x-Beltex ewes with single Beltex lambs, acquired at £170 per outfit by judge James Farrington, of Helmsley.
Dairy Technology 2010, to be held at Harper Adams University College on Wednesday May 5, is a comprehensive show aimed at helping professional dairy producers to increase profit by employing the latest technology and innovations.
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