An outstanding British Blue heifer was chosen as supreme cattle champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas prime stock shows and sales.
The Three Counties Agricultural Society’s Chief Steward of Pigs has won the prestigious Derek Cooper Award at the eleventh annual BBC Food & Farming Awards 2010.
Leeds-based meat supplier John Penny & Sons created a stir of excitement with a spending spree at last weekend’s English Winter Fair livestock showcase to secure the country’s best prime cattle and sheep for retail and catering customers.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is urging all producers to respond to the Coalition Government’s consultation document on a badger cull before the 8 December deadline in England and 17 December to a similar document issued by the Welsh Assembly Government.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 28 over thirty month cattle, 4,568 prime lambs and 4,768 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th November, 2010.
John Deere dealers C Smart Agricultural Services Ltd and Ashworth Farm Machinery Ltd have agreed to merge their existing businesses to form one new company, covering Dorset, East Devon, Somerset and Avon.
Dairymen across the country need to make the most of the considerable mastitis control potential offered by routine milking cluster disinfection to reduce bacterial cross infection between cows, according to the first-ever National Cluster Hygiene Study published at Agriscot.
A growing number of countries are taking steps to catalogue, conserve and better manage the genetic diversity of livestock in order to help safeguard the resilience of the world's food production systems, says an informal FAO survey released today.
Being awarded the McCormick franchise three years ago has helped a fledgling agricultural engineering business blossom into a major dealership supplying farmers in North Yorkshire with top-quality tractors and farm equipment.
Dorset farmer and Milk Link Board member Simon Banfield is the delighted owner of a new John Deere XUV 850D 4x4 Gator utility vehicle worth £11,000.
The key to long-term food security lies in boosting investment in agriculture, particularly in low-income food-deficit countries, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today.
Festive cheer was in the air as a strong line-up of well over 100 quality calves were entered for the 2010 Christmas Calves Show and Sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
The first authoritative study of the Halal red meat industry in England is published by EBLEX today.
An innovative R&D-led wheat improvement initiative has been launched by Masstock SMART Farming this winter to help British growers boost their wheat yields by at least 2% per year over the coming two decades through carefully-focused agronomic progress.
Izzy Whittaker, selected to represent the UK, was made Grand Champion of the All-European Holstein Young Breeder Championships.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 52 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 34 over thirty month cattle, 4,872 prime lambs and 4,834 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th November, 2010.
There was a buoyant trade for quality heifers and young cows with prices reaching a ceiling of 3,000gns at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Beef and sheep producers can put their skills to the test online thanks to a range of interactive, educational tools from EBLEX.
For the first time ever, female sexed Simmental semen is on sale from a world-class bull, Auchorachan Wizard.
DeLaval is highlighting the importance of preventive service to boost profits and support sustainable dairy operations during the EuroTier 2010 exhibition in Hannover.
NFU Scotland’s President, Jim McLaren has challenged Europe to better enforce existing animal transport laws before giving consideration to new rules that could seriously impinge on Scotland’s ability to move livestock.
Harrison & Hetherington have announced Select Sires Canada Dairy Progeny Specialist Adam Hunt will deliver a presentation on the practical use and benefits of genomic selection at the auction company’s inaugural dairy conference.
This year’s East of England Winter Stock Festival proved to be a primestock showing masterclass from some of the winter show circuit’s most successful exhibitors, as regular winners clinched the top tickets.
Catalogues are now available for the 13th annual production sale from the noted Baileys Suffolk flock, property of Jeff and Tom Bailey. The auction takes place on-farm at Batterstown , County Meath, on Saturday, November 27.
Beef Shorthorns sold to a top of 2,900gns twice at the breed society’s North of England Club inaugural sale at Skipton on 10 November where demand for females reflected commercial producers’ growing interest in the breed as a functional suckler cow.
About five million people living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food supply, a joint report by FAO and WFP said today.
Vitrition, part of Kiotech International, which operates the longest established dedicated organic feed mill in the UK, has made a significant investment in a new cooler and crumbler at its Boroughbridge facility.
Beef Shorthorn heifers were bid to 3,800gns at the East of England Winter Fair at Peterborough on Saturday 13 September.
Visitors to NSA Welsh Sheep 2011 on 18 May next year can update on the latest industry trends and see how a traditional Mid Wales family farming enterprise rising to 300 metres above sea level has developed.
The West Yorkshire-based Fort farming family has notched up a remarkable run of successes this year in Lleyn sheep breeding and show arenas.
Charolais bulls met a solid trade at a packed ringside in Welshpool on Thursday 11 November peaking at a top of 5,200gns twice and establishing two new centre autumn records at the breed society’s fixture with 51 lots selling to average £3,341.70.
Driving around the countryside, its amazing to see how many utility companies’ apparatus (gas mains, electric poles, pylons and water mains) criss-cross the farming landscape.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 45 over thirty month cattle, 6,055 prime lambs and 7,163 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th November, 2010.
Following the introduction of the new 8R Series range of tractors last year, John Deere has announced five newly styled wheeled models from 260 to 360hp, designed to meet European Stage IIIB emissions regulations while maintaining excellent fuel economy.
Championship-winning beef is primed to be the order of the day at both Stanforth Butchers and CCM Quality Foods in Skipton.
Ranchers in the US who are being forced to re-evaluate the economics of their beef production systems are looking to one of the UK’s oldest breeds, the Whitebred Shorthorn, for help.
Rumenco has launched a highly cost-effective round block version of its popular pre-lambing bucket-based supplement Lifeline Lamb and Ewe.
“Rural living needn’t mean isolated living,” says Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services (UTASS). In a campaign to improve the ICT Skills of those working in agriculture in the Durham Dales, it has announced details of a new IT training programme.
The search is on to find a host farm in the Scottish Borders to take part in the HGCA-funded Arable Monitor Farm programme, which will be facilitated by SAC.
The only bull at The Welsh Black Cattle Society’s sale, held on Tuesday 2 November at Dolgellau, was Tryfil Caledfwlch which was sold for 4,000gns.
Beef Shorthorns sold to 2,550gns at the society’s autumn show and sale at Chelford on Saturday 6 November where spirited bidding from a packed ringside led to an 85% clearance reflecting the beef sector’s interest in the breed as a functional suckler cow.
With the harvest safely in, and the clocks changed, Vicky Anderson, the North of England’s foremost independent agricultural trainer is urging farmers to use the dark winter nights to get ahead and get the training they need to develop their businesses.
The countdown is on to Skipton Auction Mart’s annual gathering of ‘meat men and women’ – the Christmas prime stock shows and sales, on Sunday, November 28.
Liver fluke is currently costing the beef industry £8-9.5 million each year, the vast majority of this loss being suffered by producers, according to the latest estimates from EBLEX.
A packed ring-side reflecting the surge in interest in Charolais cattle was reflected in a solid trade, peaking at 6,600gns in Dungannon on Friday 5 November at the NI Club’s official autumn show and sale.
A tremendous show with a very high standard of entries in each class was how Scottish judge, Alastair Fraser, described the Northern Ireland Aberdeen Angus Club’s 6th Annual Calf Show, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
ARGO SpA will devote its resources entirely to the development and production of Landini, McCormick and Valpadana tractors in future as a result of an agreement to transfer ownership of Argo’s 50% share of harvest machine manufacturer Laverda SpA to Agco Corporation.
Charlesdale Superstition (Super), the highest TPI Holstein currently available in the UK – and one of the first genomically proven bulls from the United States to be marketed in this country – is now available from Bullsemen.com at a price of £25/straw.
Prices reached a ceiling of 3,350gns at Holstein NI’s 23rd annual autumn bull show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 43 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 60 over thirty month cattle, 6,187 prime lambs and 7,184 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th November, 2010.
The last pedigree breeding sale of Welsh Black cattle in 2010 is to be held on Friday 19 November. 74 animals have been entered for the sale which is to be followed by the sale of store Welsh Black cattle, commercial and cross bred livestock.
It’s all change in the beef range for Semex UK - which has comprehensively revamped its beef sires in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics - a globally renowned genetics company specialising in British Blues.
Strong demand for quality dogs in all classes was again seen at Craven Cattle Marts’ Autumn sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart.
Trade was fast at Holstein NI’s recent heifer show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
C & D Property Services held a very successful and well attended property auction on Thursday 28th October 2010 at the Memorial Hall, Longtown.
The Border British Blue Club staged their third annual open calf show on Friday 29th October at the Borderway Agri-Expo 2010 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when there was a catalogued entry of 72 calves.
Power steering, improved braking and suspension and increased load capacity are among 13 new features on John Deere’s latest XUV Gator utility vehicle, which is now the fastest and most powerful diesel model in the range.
Beef and sheep farmers in Cheshire can find out more about hot topics in the red meat industry at a free open meeting at Reaseheath College this month.
The first ever Aberdeen-Angus Winter National Show took place at Carlisle on Friday 29th October, with some 46 exhibitors forwarding more than 100 head of stock from all over the UK.
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