He will be running the Association from a new office in Presteigne and feels it will be a significant year for the CLA in Wales as well as for the countryside and the rural economy.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 28 prime cattle, 5,232 prime lambs and 6,575 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 28th December, 2010.
Willsbro Plasma, a UK-bred bull from what has been described as ‘one of the hottest pedigrees on the planet’ has been added to the Dairy Daughters Holstein sire line-up.
The farming conference season gets under way early in the New Year when the key event for those involved in cattle breeding and production will be the British Cattle Conference.
Landowners in the Yorkshire and the Humber region are being offered cash to plant more trees to lessen the impact of floods and climate change.
A scientific survey of environmental schemes on farmland indicates that Government-funded measures to help birds in winter are working.
Records crashed yet again at an annual charity show and sale of lambs at Skipton Auction Mart in aid of Sue Ryder – Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope, Keighley.
There’s no better judge than Ryan Atkinson, director of R & J Catering Butchers in Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon, when it comes to knowing his meat – both on the hoof and on the bone.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 21 prime cattle, 6 over thirty month cattle, 4,577 prime lambs and 4,621 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 21st December, 2010.
A strong day’s trading for the Whinfellpark Herd of Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith, Cumbria was confirmed when the January 2010 born heifer calf, Whinfellpark Fanzine, led the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Weaned Calf Sale at 9,000gns on Friday 17th December 2010.
Whinfellpark Ena, a March 2009 born heifer from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith, Cumbria made 14,000gns and led the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s end of year Red Ladies Derby at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 17th December 2010.
The 153rd Great Yorkshire Show takes place on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July, 2011 when the cream of the country’s livestock, edge-of-the-seat displays, acres of shopping opportunities and countryside activities are just some of the 'must sees' on the timetable.
West African farmers have succeeded in cutting the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes and diversifying farming systems as a result of an international project promoting sustainable farming practices.
Black and white cows and heifers met a buoyant trade at Holstein NI’s December show and sale, conducted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
A new John Deere 5430i self-propelled sprayer with 36m boom will be seen for the first time in the UK on the company’s stand at the LAMMA ’11 show in January.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 49 prime cattle, 31 over thirty month cattle, 7,134 prime lambs and 7,455 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th December, 2010.
Booming beef sales from Cogent Breeding Ltd has prompted the recruitment of Gareth Scott as Cogent’s new Beef Sales Advisor. Gareth is set to develop the beef side of the business and provide specialist beef sales advice.
Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, has landed a top national title after being chosen as ‘Non-Multiple Retailer of the Year’ in the 2010 Food and Farming Industry Awards.
The National Beef Association has called on fertiliser manufacturers to explain the 40-45 per cent rise in on-farm delivery prices over the past 12 months.
A successful management buy-out of Cawood Scientific Limited, the holding company for NRM Laboratories and Sciantec Analytical Services, has just been completed.
One of Britain’s best known farmers, Adam Henson, is joining forces with Lloyds TSB Agriculture and Bank of Scotland to promote sustainable agricultural practice within the farming industry.
Advanced “double binding” properties which research has confirmed lead to clear benefits against disease have been revealed for new fungicide IZM (isopyrazam) as UK approval is sought to extend its use into wheat.
The first Charolais sexed semen is now available. The two bulls on offer, Blelack Digger and Clyth Diplomat have both been selected for their overall potential performance, as well as their maternal traits.
The Ravensgate dairy herd of M Baul & Partners, based at Watergate Farm, Bishop Thornton, was responsible for the champion at the December show, as the curtain came down on a highly successful year of Craven Dairy Auctions at Skipton Auction Mart.
Nine breed societies have already given their seal of approval to next year’s Three Counties Show at Malvern, by confirming they will stage their national shows at the June event.
The National Beef Association is delighted that years of determined resistance to the disruptive plan to install an expensive and ineffective, levy funded, Animal Health Board quango in England have paid off.
At the recent 47th BCPC Annual Weed Review chaired by Mr David Parish, Agronomist, NIAB TAG, and held at the PGRO, Peterborough, a key focus was new herbicides and the problems faced with getting good control of black-grass now and in the future due to rapidly increasing resistance.
Undaunted by the might of the X-Factor, in a race for the Christmas number one, Northumberland’s Doddington Dairy is urging people to moo-ve with the times and download their brand new single “In the Dairy”.
Goldwyn son Van Gogh, just announced as the leading Type Merit Holstein sire for the second consecutive proof run, has died, leaving his semen in very short supply.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 44 prime cattle, 23 over thirty month cattle, 4,245 prime lambs and 6,154 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th December, 2010.
Two new products, providing improved animal performance through control of enterobacteria and natural insect control have been launched by Optivite, one of the UK’s largest animal nutrition companies.
A lack of good quality first cut silage, low forage fibre levels and a national shortage of sodium bicarbonate mean that many farmers are struggling with acidiosis problems this winter.
Farmers whose buildings have collapsed under the weight of snow and who would like a rebuilding quotation prior to the Christmas break are advised to contact building manufacturers S&A Fabrications as soon as possible.
Horsch will launch a new business, Horsch UK Ltd, on 1 January 2011 to act as the sole importers of its drilling and cultivation equipment in the UK and Ireland.
White Wyandottes ruled the roost when taklng both championship and reserve championship honours at the annual Craven Feather Auctions Christmas show and sale of poultry and waterfowl at Skipton Auction Mart.
Now that the dust has settled on the first CropWorld event to be held at the ExCel Centre, London it is time to reflect on the progress made and changes since the former event – the BCPC Congress and Exhibition.
The benefits of traditional, sustainable, carbon neutral farming methods have been showcased at a special event held by the Cornish Heritage Farming Company at Treloan Coastal Heritage Farm, near Truro.
Wharfedale-based Mark and Helen Keighley created history at the 18th annual Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders’ winter show and sale of females at Skipton Auction Mart.
Green technology has been pushed into the spotlight - but what are the opportunities for farmers and landowners in the north of England and Scotland and what are the considered obstacles?
Eligible sixteen year olds throughout Wales may be able to receive 80 per cent funding towards the cost of learning to drive a tractor and taking the Driving Standards Agency test.
Crop irrigation and slurry handling equipment specialist Bauer has appointed Adrian Tindall as Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland.
Case IH has won two SIMA Innovation Awards ahead of the show’s opening in February 2011. A Gold medal has been received for a new automatic vehicle-to-vehicle synchronisation solution, which expands Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) portfolio.
Hopper access has been improved on Kuhn’s Axis fertiliser spreaders with the availability of a safety-approved integrated ladder as an option on all new models.
Many landowners, farmers and rural businesses are investigating the possibility of developing renewable technology.
Case IH this week shipped the world’s first tractor to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4A emissions requirements for agricultural equipment.
An animal welfare expert has been appointed to head a centre that aims to improve the well-being of animals worldwide.
A beautifully restored Landini L55 tractor exhibited at the EIMA show in Italy added historic interest to an exhibition focused on the latest in farm tractor and equipment technology.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 60 prime cattle, 11 over thirty month cattle, 6,819 prime lambs and 5,981 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd December, 2010.
This is the worst pre Christmas Weather for over twenty years, with the North East being one of the most severely affected areas in the UK. Andrew Jamieson of George F. White tells us of the effects this weather is having on the farming community.
Just three years after winning the coveted Tractor of the Year award for best fruit / vineyard tractor, the Landini Rex has repeated the achievement.
Argo Tractors, the manufacturer behind the McCormick range, has indicated how it intends tackling the next stage of exhaust emissions rules on its bigger models.
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