The Limousin bull Wilodge Enrico from the Shifnal, Shropshire-based Wilodge herd of Christine Williams and Paul Tippetts has been sold in a £30,000 private sale to Northern Irish pedigree breeders Gerry, Dympna Moane and family.
John Deere’s new generation of AMS hardware components will be demonstrated and on display at next week’s Precision Farming Event at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 32 over thirty month cattle, 5,312 prime hoggs and 5,628 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th February, 2011.
Charolais met a dynamic trade in Stirling on Tuesday 22 February at the breed society’s official spring sale where bidding peaked at 45,000gns to achieve a new centre all breeds record.
Prices reached a ceiling of 4,960gns at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Even by their own exacting standards, North Yorkshire father-and-son dairy farmers Malcolm and Robert Swires outdid themselves at the main February Craven Dairy Auction.
Scottish growers, packers and distributors Stewarts of Tayside achieved a remarkable double in last week’s prestigious Grower of the Year Awards 2011, run by Horticulture Week.
Drilling and cultivation equipment, two sprayers, a baler-wrapper combination and a triple gang disc mower were the previously unseen highlights for UK visitors to Kuhn Farm Machinery’s SIMA 2011 display.
Farming is an uncertain business – who can predict what the weather will be like for silaging? Or market prices in six months time? One thing is certain though, the well-informed farmer is in the best position to ride out the peaks and troughs and to maximise their income.
John Deere’s all-new 900 Series variable chamber round balers feature a revolutionary Fast Release System (FRS), which can lead to savings of up to an hour a day during harvest.
Yorkshire members of Farm Stay, the UK’s largest network of farm-based accommodation providers, have again demonstrated their culinary imagination and skills by netting awards at the planet’s biggest competition for marmalade makers.
Preliminary results from the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory have revealed that the latest Case IH Steiger and Magnum tractors, which use Selective Catalytic Reduction technology to meet Tier 4A emissions standards, have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power.
The 2011 herbage seed mixtures range from British Seed Houses includes four premium mixtures made up exclusively of Aberystwyth-bred high sugar ryegrasses and white clover blends.
The Glendale Agricultural Society has announced that Jayne Watson will Chair its annual Children’s Countryside Day. Attended by over 1500 first school pupils, this is the biggest educational event of its kind in the north of England.
The Farmall name is deeply rooted in Case IH history. Reliability and
versatility were hallmarks of the first Farmall tractors, which helped them
quickly become a worldwide success after their launch in 1922.
This week the Denis Brinicombe Group releases details of its 2011 Brin-SEED grass seed mixtures.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 63 over thirty month cattle, 4,504 prime hoggs and 5,249 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th February, 2011.
The Red Rose farming family of J C Walker & Son, of Brennand Farm, Dunsop Bridge, Clitheroe, secured a supreme and reserve championship double, plus top price honours, on Craven Champions Day.
NFU Scotland has welcomed further moves in Europe to raise the age at which cattle entering the food chain would require to be tested for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
Aberdeen-Angus bulls were in strong demand at this week’s Society show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Tuesday 15th February.
Deere & Company has said it will increase its capacity to build agricultural tractors in India. Deere said the action will better position the company to pursue the considerable growth projected for the Indian tractor market.
A specialist livestock consultancy service aimed at enhancing enterprise performance has been launched this week to provide British dairy, beef and sheep farmers with the best possible research-led combination of business and management advice and assistance.
A 13-month-old tri-coloured bitch, Dewi Fan, from John Bell, of Parks Farm Howden, Selby, was sold for 6,000 guineas.
Despite the first increase in the national lamp crop for six years, the relatively strong market conditions of 2010 are forecast to continue over the coming year, mainly as a result of tight European and global supplies.
Energy Now Expo returns to the Malvern Showground in February (16 - 17), following a successful first event in 2010.
The recently announced comprehensive Feed in Tariff (FIT) review will bring welcome news for farmers and others who are involved in the development of farm-based Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology.
A gimmer hogg from Yorkshire farming family Ellis Brothers, of Addingham Moorside, Ilkley, took championship honours at the annual sale of Blue Faced Leicester females at Skipton Auction Mart.
A new set of targets for UK dairy herd performance is now available for producers and advisers thanks to a study published by the University of Reading.
Farmers currently reviewing their arable options should consider British-bred herbage seed as a viable alternative to other spring-sown crops, given strong and growing demand for the product and competitive margins.
Over £35,000 has to date been pledged in sponsorship for this autumn’s International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 63 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 19 over thirty month cattle, 4,534 prime hoggs and 6,368 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th February, 2011.
Cogent Breeding Ltd has strengthened their beef portfolio with the top Hereford sire Romany 1 Frisky.
The best two beef cattle and the top two pens of lambs were secured by Keelham Farm Shop, of Thornton, Bradford, at Skipton Auction Mart’s February prime shows and sales.
NRM Laboratories and Sciantec Analytical Services are pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Ben Gill as the new chairman of their holding company Cawood Scientific Limited, which was the subject of a successful management buy-out at the end of last year.
The contribution of upland livestock farming still fails to be recognised nationally and internationally, according to David Butterworth, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
In what is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in the UK, The University of Newcastle and George F. White are to run a series of forums which promise to give farmers access to world class cutting edge research.
Cogent Breeding Ltd has strengthened its Jersey team with the appointment of Derrick Frigot as its new Jersey Specialist.
Griffens Governor the No.1 UK type sire and Sunset Canyon Anthems Allstar the No.1 UK PLI sire are now available sexed from Cogent Breeding Ltd.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 24 over thirty month cattle, 5,743 prime hoggs and 5,936 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd February, 2011.
Bidding was brisk for quality bulls at Holstein NI’s 21st annual spring show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Millions of forest-dependant people play a vital role in managing, conserving, and developing the world's forests in a sustainable manner, but the outside world often underestimates their rights to use and benefit from local forest resources.
Agricultural engineer Danny Barber is celebrating 10 years running his own business – Farm Serve Ltd – by staging an open day at his Cardington premises in Bedfordshire on Wednesday, 2nd March.
Farmer John Woodman has been appointed the new President of Tynedale Agricultural Society; the charity which organises and runs the annual Northumberland County Show.
With changes to pesticide approvals just round the corner, now is the time to start planning to ensure that products whose approvals are set to expire on 31 December 2013 are used before the expiry date.
A total of 213 breakfasts, both using and promoting locally produced food, were cooked and served up over six sittings at the three-day event, held at St George’s Court B&B.
Winter grass emerging from a blanket of snow and frost does so with a surprisingly high ME content and the phenomenon can help sheep farmers delay compound feeding and conserve meagre, yet highly valuable forage stocks for later in the season.
With more than 300 trade stands, spectacular main arena events, and nationally renowned agricultural and equine sections, Northumberland County Show is the highlight of the agricultural year and a major annual attraction.
Rapid growth in H&H Insurance Brokers’ business has meant a relocation of its offices on the H&H site at Rosehill, Carlisle.
At the British Cattle Breeders Club Conference this week, Holstein UK President presented Craig Brough from Cumbria with the annual Holstein Young Breeders President’s Medal.
LandSkills North East has announced it will support North East farmers with £4800 funding to do their Access to Farms Qualification.
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