The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 50 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 26 over thirty month cattle, 1,384 prime lambs, 446 prime hoggs and 3,379 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th June, 2011.
All home nations qualifiers and their dogs are now in place and preparing for the 2011 International Sheep Dog Society World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival, to be held at the Lowther Estate, near Penrith in Cumbria, from September 15 to 18.
Designed as versatile workhorses for contractors and medium sized to large arable farms, John Deere’s newly styled 7R Series tractors feature more power, manoeuvrability and operator comfort than their 7030 Series predecessors.
The Drumbo herd owned by the father and son team of Desi and Gary Reid has been crowned the overall winner of Holstein NI’s prestigious Herds Inspection Competition.
Genetic resistance to pod shatter built into the latest high performance hybrid oilseed rape varieties has been shown to dramatically cut seed losses where combining has to be delayed for as little as five to six days after crop maturity.
Five hundred women working in land-based industries across the UK will continue to benefit from Lantra’s Women and Work 2011-12 Funding Project, as it has been extended for a fifth year.
A herd of Highland cattle are the latest recruits in a project that will help enhance the natural beauty of an area of special heathland in Cumbria.
A steak from a 19 month old Limousin sired heifer has won the top accolade in the second Asda/ABP Beeflink steak competition of the summer season at the Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh.
The UK beef and sheep sector will continue to see strong export growth for the foreseeable future, as economic forces and access to new markets create significant opportunities for the industry.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 64 prime cattle, 35 over thirty month cattle, 1,867 prime lambs, 343 prime hoggs and 4,767 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd June, 2011.
Brothers Shaun and Peter Sowray, who trade as A Sowray & Son at Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton, were victorious yet again at the June rearing calf show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Horsch has partnered with Leeb, the German manufacturer of trailed and self-propelled sprayers, to form a new company, Horsch Leeb Application Systems GmbH.
Farm machinery dealer John Charnley & Sons has reached a milestone by supplying 100 tractors since taking on the McCormick retail sales and service franchise four years ago.
Ranald Pottinger of the Isauld herd of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle, Reay, Caithness, Scotland, has just purchased one of the highest indexed bulls in the breed, Rawburn El Torro in a private sale for an undisclosed five figure sum.
Sunday July 3 is the much-anticipated launch of the new Dumfries Farmers' Market, which will run on the first Sunday of every month in the car park at Tarff Town and
Country, Lockerbie Road.
Around 6,000 youngsters from across the region enjoyed the Countryside Days event held at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June.
A seven-year project run by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership to restore rare upland hay meadows is really reaping rewards, new findings reveal.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 54 prime cattle, 14 young bull, 24 over thirty month cattle, 1,046 spring lambs, 931 prime hoggs and 5,176 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th June, 2011.
The recent announcement of two initiatives aimed at encouraging greater use of renewable heat technology presents an opportunity for farmers and rural property owners seeking to reduce both their energy bills and carbon footprint.
With less than 20% of normal rainfall falling over large parts of England during March and April arable farmers, particularly in the southern and eastern regions of England, are facing serious problems.
The perseverance and diligence shown by Great Britain’s livestock farmers and other industry stakeholders have seen the country regains its Bluetongue-free status.
Forestry Commission Scotland is doing its bit to help save rare cattle breeds – by putting the endangered Whitebred Shorthorn cattle to good use in a conservation project.
Case IH will be promoting its Efficient Power technology and the cost savings it can offer, and showing the new compact Farmall C tractor, an agile and frugal tractor for work around the yard.
F G Luther and Son’s Foxminster herd of pedigree Holsteins from Poole in Dorset has moved up 25 places into top spot in the latest NMR Annual Production Report. This herd, with 71 qualifying 305 day lactations, yielded 853kg of fat and protein and 11,771kg of milk.
As one of the UK’s most popular specialist tractors for orchards and soft fruit production, the Landini Rex has already established a reputation for reliable performance.
Both the Rt Hon Jim Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, UK Government and Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government will be returning to speak at CropWorld Global 2011.
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th June will see the end of an era for the Fisher family when they sell their pedigree Holstein Herd. This dispersal sale, hosted by leading auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington, will take place at Dolphenby Farm, Penrith, Cumbria.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 25 over thirty month cattle, 604 spring lambs, 1,900 prime hoggs and 3,870 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd June, 2011.
Mike Whitfield is the new Business Development Manager for the UK’s leading animal nutrition testing laboratory, Sciantec Analytical Services, part of the Cawood Scientific Group.
The year’s first on farm meeting of the Donkin Rigg Monitor Farm took place earlier this week with a look at Forage and Grassland, topics at the heart of the farming timetable at this time of year.
Charolais bulls met a strong demand selling to a top of 8,200gns and with 27 lots trading to average £2,907 in Dungannon on Monday 30 May at the NI Charolais Club’s spring show and sale.
Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 3,200gns while females led the trade at 2,600gns twice at Carlisle on Friday 27 May at the breed society’s official spring sale.
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