Three consecutive wet summers led Kendal milk producer Richard Park to consider more effective ways of buffer feeding grass.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 36 prime cattle, 24 over thirty month cattle, 3,778 prime lambs and 4,942 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th July, 2010.
A championship hat-trick was achieved by Craven Cattle Marts’ chairman Michael McKenzie and his wife Carol at July’s second major seasonal sale of store lambs at Skipton Auction Mart.
Whether you want to work in a living environment, care for animals and wildlife, nurture and grow plants and trees, be creative, or want to repair and maintain equipment, there is something for people of all ages and abilities.
Valuable sclerotinia tolerance clearly shown by one leading oilseed rape variety on Masstock demonstration farms this season offers growers a much-needed extra weapon in combating this increasingly damaging disease.
The farming leaders of NFU Scotland and NFU England and Wales have met with the UK Government’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss the central role that rural businesses continue to play in the nation’s economic recovery.
On Thursday 7th August, what must be the UK’s most unusual coffee shop - Goats on the Roof - will open its doors, and while it may be rare, it’s certainly no accident.
The last chance to buy semen from the legendary bull, O-Bee Manfred Justice, will be available at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show where three straws will be offered through a silent auction running throughout the event.
Eleven-year-old Tom Garnett, of Lane End Farm, Draughton, was over the moon after his Beltex lamb was chosen as supreme champion at the annual Young Farmers show and sale of prime lambs at Skipton Auction Mart.
Yorkshire Dales farmers are signing up to the benefits of a new organisation through which they can help themselves and improve the running of their businesses.
The UK’s second largest co-operative grain store has unveiled the first phase of a £2.5m state-of-the-art upgrade ready for this year’s harvest.
This week the Denis Brinicombe Group releases two new high specification trace element capsules, replacing Cattle Caps.
A packed ringside resulted in a cracking trade at the Suffolk Sheep Society's National Show & Sale, at Shrewsbury, on Saturday 24th July.
A delegation of Chinese central and provincial government officials visited Harper Adams University College in Shropshire last week to learn more about agricultural and food marketing here in the UK.
John Deere has officially opened its new European Technology and Innovation Centre (ETIC) in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Traditional barriers to the increasing uptake of hybrid oilseed rape across the UK appear to be breaking down as more growers come to appreciate the superiority of the best of today’s hybrid varieties.
A surprise award for the sheep farmer who put her local lamb onto the shelves of Marks and Spencer has left her ‘shocked and delighted’.
Kiotech, the supplier of high-performance natural feed additives which enhances health, growth and sustainability in agriculture and aquaculture, has appointed Lucy Waldron as the company’s first Senior Nutritionist.
This year for the first time ever the Glendale Show is delighted to announce that new classes have been introduced for Zwartble Sheep.
The rent review process is very significant at this moment in time due to the implications of the Moonzie Case and how Single Farm Payment should be treated in the process.
The Country Land and Business Association's web-based carbon calculator CALM, developed with Savills, has been further improved with the help of Natural England.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 58 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 24 over thirty month cattle, 4,013 prime lambs and 4,657 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd July, 2010.
Using the energy crop jatropha for biodiesel production could benefit poor farmers, particularly in semi-arid and remote areas of developing countries, according to a report published by FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
SAC is assisting SEPA in collecting samples of herbage for further testing following the eruption of the Eyafjoll volcano in Iceland.
British arable producers are looking for particular research and development support in improving cultivation and establishment techniques, optimising crop nutrition and maximising second wheat performance.
The father and son duo, whose commercial dairy herd is based at Haverah Park, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, are the most prolific championship winners in Craven Dairy Auction history.
Red Holstein bull Sir Ridgedale Rustler-Red has this month confirmed his status as one of the top conformation sires worldwide by achieving EX 96 from US classifiers.
John Dinsdale, of Rainhill Farm, Barnoldswick, who has been a familiar face for many years at Skipton Auction Mart calf sales, secured an inaugural championship success at the July show of rearing calves.
BCPC is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Pexton, OBE to its Executive Board.
The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association has announced details of the Growvite All-Ireland Championships which take place at the 83rd annual Mohill Agricultural Show on Sunday, August 15.
The Jersey Pavilion at the Great Yorkshire Show has taken on a cult status among the professional showjumping fraternity, and their followers. The sumptuous cream teas provide daily fare for the household names of the sport.
Stephen Gilbert, former managing director of what is now the globally successful agricultural and amenity seeds business Germinal Holdings Limited, has died aged 97 in Whiteabbey, Northern Ireland.
Beef and veal output fell by an average two per cent in major producing countries in 2009 - and this year could see greater decline, according to EBLEX.
C & D Property Services held a well attended Auction Sale on Friday 16th July 2010 in the Memorial Hall, Longtown offering a farm, a sand quarry and accommodation land for sale.
The world record price for a working sheep dog paid at an official sale was shattered not once, but twice at Craven Cattle Marts’ summer fixture at Skipton Auction Mart.
Pedigree sheep breeders are looking forward this season to a strong market underpinned by the commercial sector, and with more than 1,500 pedigree breeding rams of five different breeds scheduled to come under the hammer within one day at Borderway Mart, Carlisle in August.
Steve Dunkley has been appointed EBLEX Regional Manager for the North East, replacing Steve Powdrill who will be moving into a national stock selection role.
The full spectrum of marketing, technical and sheep health issues will be up for discussion and debate at a series of seminars and panels supported by Farmers Weekly, at NSA Sheep 2010.
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, one of the UK’s leading utility solutions providers, has invested more than £1.3m in 33 brand new John Deere 5M and 6030 Series tractors, all equipped with front loaders.
Glorious sunshine brought the 152nd Great Yorkshire Show to a close, with the outgoing President, Richard Elmhirst handing over the staff of office to his successor, Sir Ken Morrison.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 31 over thirty month cattle, 3,091 prime lambs and 5,883 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th July, 2010.
The UK's largest feed supplier to the dairy industry, BOCM PAULS, is embarking on the most comprehensive staff training programme for over 20 years.
Holstein Northern Ireland has announced details of the Causeway Classic Sale II, which takes place at the RUAS Showgrounds, Balmoral on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.
EBLEX, the industry body for beef and lamb levy-payers in England, warns sheep producers to be vigilant against carcase condemnations due to parasite infections spread by dogs.
Bayer Animal Health has replaced its coccidiocides: Baycox Bovis, Baycox Sheep and Baycox Piglet, with one single multi-species oral suspension called Baycox 50 mg/ml, licensed for use in calves, lambs and piglets.
The Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club has announced details of an Elite Show and Sale of Females, organised to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the breed’s importation into the UK.
Pig and poultry producers in Yorkshire and the North of England now have access to a mobile feed mixing service specifically designed for non-ruminant feeds from home mixing specialists, Feedmix Ltd.
John Deere has introduced a new version of its popular XUV 850D high performance 4x4 utility vehicle, in olive and black livery.
Falling demand for Suffolk cross lambs out of their Scotch Half-Bred flock left a Borders farming family with no choice but to look at other options. A brief encounter with the Lleyn breed took their farming in a new direction.
Lintec, a new and revolutionary ruminant feed product which mirrors the Omega 3 content of spring grass, has been introduced to the UK.
Take-all levels in second wheats have built-up to surprising levels despite the driest first six months of the year since 1929, reveal this season’s NIAB root assessments at HGCA Recommended List trial sites across the country.
TV gardener Christine Walkden, of BBC’s The One Show will get a flavour of the green fingered expertise of Yorkshire youngsters when she visits the Great Yorkshire Show next week.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 59 prime cattle, 16 over thirty month cattle, 2,635 prime lambs and 5,214 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th July, 2010.
A QMS sponsored project to deliver better meat eating quality was launched by Cabinet Secretary, Richard Lochhead at the Scotbeef Plant, Bridge of Allan.
The introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) next April could allow farmers and landowners to make significant savings when looking to invest in their own renewable heat generation technology.
Northumberland farmer Tony Rutherford is the lucky winner of a brand new Honda Foreman AT 2/4wd Quad Bike.
Beef farmers with 20-30 years of running a challenging business in front of them need to be sensitive to changes in the direction the beef industry is taking.
Scotland’s Tenant Farming Forum (TFF), which aims to promote a healthy tenanted farm sector in Scotland, has announced that its new independent chairman will be Professor Phil Thomas.
Royalty, television stars and Yorkshire Olympic hopefuls will be amongst the visitors to next week’s Great Yorkshire Show.
A fourth consecutive title in the lamb classes, coupled with a champion and reserve champion buyers’ double in both the prime lamb and cattle shows, were the highlights of the monthly fixture at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is staging a native breeds’ exhibition at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, the two day specialist event organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on 7 and 8 September.
In a move designed to secure a sustainable future supply of suckler bred beef and at the same time reward the loyalty and hard work of its farmer suppliers, leading retailer Asda is this week launching a new contract for beef breeder/finishers.
New vendors were in evidence at the early July Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart, and one of them, Frankland Farms, of Rathmell, Settle, marked their debut by landing both championship and top price honours.
The highest Terminal Index Aberdeen-Angus bull ever to be bred in the UK has been sold in a private deal for £20,000.
Tackling hunger requires moving from talk to action in ensuring that women farmers have equal access to agricultural resources and an equal voice in decision making at all levels.
The CLA has backed the Final Report of the Penfold Review on non-planning consents, published today, and called for the Government to put its recommendations into action.
Sheep producers should take particular care in their late silage-making this season to minimise the risk of winter listeriosis problems, advises EBLEX in the wake of an increased prevalence of damaging infections earlier in the year.
With new rules and regulations affecting broiler chicken producers, Lantra Sector Skills Council today advised those in Yorkshire and Humber and Midlands to act now and get funded training before it’s too late.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 79 prime cattle, 17 over thirty month cattle, 1,858 prime lambs and 3,789 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st July, 2010.
The Denis Brinicombe Group B2B Nutrition arm will be concentrating on contract manufacturing and distribution for the ruminant and equestrian nutrition industries.
Sheep numbers are at an all time high, cattle at their best for at least a decade and pig entries topping those of 50 years ago, underlining the event’s position as England’s premier agricultural show.
A world-wide resurgence in the Hereford breed came into sharp focus at the European Hereford Conference, held in the UK last week.
This year’s Royal Highland Show Aberdeen-Angus champion Netherton Fleur D334 has been sold in a private deal for a half share five figure sum to Steven and Sarah Medley for their recently established Saville herd.
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