At this time of the year cattle are attacked and worried by flies of all types. To help the owners of cattle raised organically the Denis Brinicombe Group have an approved organic fly repellent tub available for use on these farms.
Celebrity chef and one of Britain’s best loved TV cooks, Ainsley Harriott, joined forces with Asda’s senior meat buyer Jim Viggars at the Royal Highland Show last week to judge the Asda/ABP steak competition.
Rising concerns over poor levels of black-grass control in some of this year’s cereal crops mean growers must make a determined effort to identify affected fields this summer.
After close liaison with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), farmers, employers, colleges and training providers across Scotland, a new Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture is now ready for delivery.
Northern Ireland cattle enthusiast Martin Donaghy, of Dungannon, County Tyrone succeeds Iain Millar, of Port of Menteith, Stirling who is stepping down after completing his two year term of office.
Cogent Elvina - the UK’s highest ranking home-produced dairy bull - is now being offered as sexed semen, only months after he was launched with his first progeny proof.
Farmer, Geoff Payne, has been appointed to spearhead a £1.5million funding project in the East Midlands to boost the profits of farming and forestry businesses.
The recent Open Evening at Donkin Rigg near Cambo, Morpeth, the region’s newly announced Monitor Farm funded by Landskills North East, was attended by over 100 livestock farmers from across the North East.
Britain’s top ploughmen will congregate in Lincolnshire once again in October when the 2010 British National Ploughing Championships return to Grange-de-Lings.
The Three Counties Show 2010 was hailed the ‘best for more than a decade’ today as organizer, the Three Counties Agricultural Society, revealed a final visitor footfall of 98,000.
Exports of both beef and sheepmeat from the UK have continued to grow over the past year, although the pace of expansion has slowed markedly, partly as a result of less favourable exchange rates.
From September, John Deere’s award winning Ag Tech, Turf Tech and Parts Tech apprentice technician training programmes will be managed in partnership with VT Group.
Tom Warren from Bonanza Calf Nutrition says that the majority of UK calf producers are still wedded to twice-a-day milk feeding, but a less labour-intensive, more cost-effective once-a-day system can deliver the same performance benefits.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 70 prime cattle, 30 over thirty month cattle, 1,541 prime lambs, 737 prime hoggs and 3,632 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th June, 2010.
George F. White has announced today that in the last twelve months it has increased its work force by 32%, opened two new offices and is looking to recruit further.
NMR will unveil its new electronic heat detection collar and monitoring system at the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup open day. This will be held on the 2009 Gold Cup winner Geoff Spence’s Lowfields Farm, in Brompton near Northallerton, on Wednesday June 30.
Supermarket Asda is encouraging younger generation beef producers in search of a step up in the market place to produce Wagyu beef cattle.
George F. White has announced the rare opportunity to purchase a large 324.62 acre upland farm in Teesdale.
Hillgill Farm in Baldersdale near Barnard Castle, County Durham is for sale by private treaty for offers in excess of £1million.
Hackleton Vixen bred by Hackleton Farms from Northamptonshire made a huge impact on both the Blonde judge Mr J Armstrong from Cumbria and the interbreed judge Mrs P Stanley from Leicestershire.
In the coming weeks we will see more property on the coming onto the market from those people who have been holding back on selling their land until after this budget.
Russell Smith Farms at Duxford, Cambridge, were named the 2010 East of England Agricultural Society’s supreme champion in their Farm Business Awards.
The Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, visited the Three Counties Show today to make an announcement on the subject of Gloucester Old Spot pig meat.
This Father’s Day welcomes another celebration, as Picston Shaker EX94 celebrates the 150k mark for the number of sexed semen straws produced.
John Deere Harvester Works (JDHW) recently rolled the half millionth self-propelled combine, a 9870 STS model, off the assembly line at the East Moline, Illinois manufacturing facility in the US.
For many visitors, their first port of call at the Great Yorkshire Show is a look around the Food Hall – and it's not surprising.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 60 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 15 over thirty month cattle, 1,276 prime lambs, 1,542 prime hoggs and 3,358 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th June, 2010.
As principle sponsors of Open Farm Sunday, which saw farms across the UK, open their gates to the public on the 13th June, supermarket retailer Asda launched its Asda LambLink Education and Demonstration farm at Mill Farm, Oxton, Nottingham.
UK cattle breeding company, Cogent, has expanded its beef team with the appointment of a new member of staff whose work will reflect the company’s increased investment in the beef sector and a growing demand for their product.
Farmers with a good-size lawn, equestrian enterprises with paddocks to maintain and smallholders needing a general purpose power unit are among potential users of the new sub-compact ‘CTJ’ tractor from McCormick.
As Red Tractor Week 14 – 21 June gets underway in celebration of a decade of British food and farming, the Malvern Showground in Worcestershire is planning a celebration of its own.
It’s been several years since the fine sounds of forestry in full flow have been heard at the annual Three Counties Show at Malvern 18 – 19 June, but it’s back with a vengeance in 2010, with plenty of noise and big machinery!
A cereal crop trial site open day is being held at Much Wenlock on Tuesday 29th June to give arable farmers from across the West Midlands and Welsh Borders the ideal opportunity to see how the latest winter wheat and barley varieties manage under local growing conditions.
One of the first ever Braedale Goldwyn sons to have real daughter information is now being offered to UK farmers.
The fifty sixth Roman Wall Show was held on Hadrians Wall on Saturday 12th June 2010, in picturesque surroundings on a beautiful day, local shepherds supported the show with a total of over three hundred entries, with large classes of sheep from breeds that are native to the surrounding area.
Yesterday in Wooler’s countryside classroom, duck plucking, butchering a pig, manuring marigolds, auctioneering sheep, building a stone wall, casting a fly, shearing a sheep and planting potatoes were some of the activities in which over 1500 children took part.
Prior to this year’s Glendale Show, The Glendale Agriculture Society is hosting a unique one off farming competition – to present the perfect batch of Northumberland lamb carcasses.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 61 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 26 over thirty month cattle, 989 prime lambs, 1,623 prime hoggs and 3,203 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th June, 2010.
Kuhn's Megant tine coulter pneumatic seed drill is now available with Quantron S electronics, offering users versatile high-speed drilling with greater control and flexibility.
Mr Andrew Brown from Drumhumphry, Castle Douglas has been appointed Chairman of the Galloway Cattle Society.
Kuhn Farm Machinery’s increasing presence in the sprayer market was confirmed at Cereals 2010 with the company taking part in working demonstrations for the first time.
The Shiptonthorpe office of George F. White has announced the sale of Mowthorpe Farm, Hackness near Scarborough which they say is, “A once in a lifetime opportunity for someone to buy their own slice of the very best rural England and Yorkshire has to offer in the most tranquil of settings.”
20 Young Farmers from Pennine, Crook, Eden Valley, Grayrigg and Kent estuary YFC’s completed the 11.5 miles Yomp from Kirkby Stephen to the Nine Standards and back in aid of charity.
Schedules for this year’s East of England Winter Stock Festival (12th and 13th November 2010) are now available and for the first time sheep classes will be included at the event.
Outstanding championship hat-tricks were the highlight in both the June prime cattle and lamb shows at Skipton Auction Mart.
George F. White has announced the sale of a traditional 220 acre hill farm near Otterburn in Northumberland. Raylees Hill Farm in the Redesdale Valley incorporates a mix of in-bye grazing, permanent pasture, improved rough grazing and moorland.
Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham visited Mull today, at the invitation of NFU Scotland, to meet farmers who are trying to strike a balance between managing the habitat of white-tailed sea eagles and successful farming businesses.
Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon joined the annual Yorkshire Young Farmers County Show at Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge on Sunday 6th June.
Optimism was in the air at NSA Scotsheep 2010 which attracted an attendance of more than 6000 to Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond, Stirling, on Wednesday, June 2.
Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock can by cut by up to 15 per cent by careful management of the grass they graze, according to EBLEX.
GrowHow UK is encouraging all farmers and their advisers to enhance the use of Nutrient Management Plans.
Peter Leech has recently been appointed regional training manager for John Deere’s agriculture & turf division in region 2. He has been replaced as customer support manager for the UK and Ireland by Stuart Minter.
A consignment of Aberdeen-Angus heifers and a yearling bull from Shropshire-based Robert Lane’s Penguin herd are on their way to Italy to fulfill an export order worth £25,000.
Deere & Company has officially opened its new manufacturing and parts distribution facility south of Moscow in Domodedovo.
Forty farmers across Scotland are being sought to take part in an innovative renewable energy programme launched this week at the NSA Scotsheep event near Stirling by one of Scotland's leading independent renewable energy developers.
So far this year SAC has confirmed 72 calves with Bovine Neonatal Pancytopenia (BNP) or Bleeding Calf Syndrome.
A new grassland management regime is on the cards for a farm in Caithness which is trialling new mixes to find out if the switch will translate into increased returns from its livestock enterprise.
The cream of the sheep sector’s working dogs and a new Kelpie demonstration will feature among the outdoor activities lined up at NSA Sheep 2010 on Tuesday 3 August.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 48 prime cattle, 15 over thirty month cattle, 822 prime lambs, 4,642 prime hoggs and 3,532 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd June, 2010.
But high prices of non-cereal products still keep food import bills high, especially in developing countries.
In the countryside classroom, Duck Plucking, butchering a pig, manuring marigolds, auctioneering sheep, houses made of straw, milking cows and goats, building a stone wall, casting a fly, shearing a sheep, and planting potatoes are some of the activities that children will take part in.
Three young Staffordshire men have been awarded scholarships from the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society to help fund their studies at Harper Adams University College.
Hampshire Downs ram lambs commanded a strong trade and achieved a new £1,320 record at the breed association’s official show and sale in Stratford on Sunday 30 May.
FAO has launched a new website to track the advance of Ug99 the devastating strain of wheat stem rust disease and other wheat rusts amid concern the fungus is on the march across Africa and could head toward South Asia.
Cragg Top Farm in Langleydale near Barnard Castle which includes Burnforth and Forthburn will become a Monitor Farm and a centre of excellence for local hill and upland farmers.
Agriculture can potentially be part of the solution to climate change in ways that respect and support the development and food security requirements of developing countries.
Kiotechagil, the international supplier of natural high performance feed additives, has seen a significant increase in sales of its acid promoting Bactacid product in new markets where there are large pig populations.
In a ground breaking agreement, The Jersey Cattle Society of the UK (UK Jerseys) and Cogent Breeding Ltd are to embark on an alliance that will promote and market the UK Jersey worldwide and provide a unique, tailor-made testing programme suited to breeders’ needs.
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