NFU Scotland’s call for fundamental changes in milk supply arrangements has been discussed with a group of English dairy farmers after the Union took up an invite to address producers in the NFU’s West Midlands region.
Dales sheep farmers, husband and wife Michael and Carol McKenzie, made their annual foray to the second major seasonal store lamb show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart
Horsch UK has announced it will support its UK customers from a centralised parts centre in Bourne, Lincolnshire, which opened in June.
This month saw the unveiling of a brand new multi million pound Exhibition Hall at the Borderway in Carlisle. The state of the art facility is the result of a £1.1 million investment by the region’s leading livestock auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 69 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 25 over thirty month cattle, 4,613 prime lambs and 5,337 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th July, 2011.
The first samples of UK wheat appear to show good quality – high specific weights, good proteins and yields not as bad as feared. However it is early days and too early to make any big statements, but so far so good.
A grassroots farming organisation is reminding its members this summer of the importance of applying ID tags correctly.
With BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) widespread in British cattle herds, and costing agriculture money, Harrison & Hetherington have taken the pro-active step of holding a meeting to discuss the disease.
Every dog has its day. That day came for the first time in three decades for Robert Fielden, of Speke Edge Farm, Todmorden, at the summer sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart.
Populations of some threatened species of animals are improving in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – bucking the trend nationally.
Natural England is providing free online information sessions on the new 3-Tier Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) application process, all available from the comfort of your own home or office.
A research project to assess the effects of different post-slaughter treatments on the quality of mutton has been launched by EBLEX.
The Glendale Show is one of the foremost livestock shows in Northumberland, and each year it attracts hundreds of sheep, goats and cattle to take part in over 70 different show classes. This year for the first time, there is a Livestock Points Competition.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 70 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 45 over thirty month cattle, 4,105 prime lambs and 5,546 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st July, 2011.
When addressing slurry storage issues, minimising the volume of ‘dirty’ liquid is a good place to start.
Farmers and landowners with land close to major road infrastructures could soon benefit from recently announced changes in policy for the development of truck stops.
Service and parts support for Bauer slurry handling equipment is available ‘on the doorstep’ of farmers across the central belt of Scotland now that McCaskie Farm Supplies has become the first local dealer for the Austrian manufacturer’s extensive range.
A new Harper Adams University College trial has shown that beef calves on the right once-a-day milk feeding regime will grow faster and can be weaned earlier compared with pen mates on a twice-a-day system.
UK consumers will be able to learn more about where their food comes from thanks to a new TV programme backed by EBLEX.
The CLA today (19 July) welcomed the Government's plan to allow a badger cull in England as part of a package of measures to fight bovine TB.
Improved seasonal trade was in evidence at July’s main Craven Dairy Auction, when a quarter of the 44-strong entry sold for more than £2,000.
A Simmental-cross bull calf ended the long championship-winning streak of British Blue youngsters when chosen as title winner at the July rearing calf show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Rising profitability in the beef production sector could be tempered this year by higher grain and feed prices, an international industry conference has warned.
Alan and Tanya Winstanley have seen marked improvements in yields and herd health since using Lintec and BOCM PAULS’ it3 rationing and Visiolac technology as part of a new approach to cow management.
A group of farm vets has joined forces to pool expertise and services to form Scotland’s first veterinary association of its type to meet the changing requirements from specialist producers.
The pick of the region’s early store lambs were on parade at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening seasonal show and sale.
Specifically designed for European crops and conditions, John Deere’s new W, T and S-Series combine range for the 2012 harvest season features models from 260 to 625hp, providing new levels of grain harvesting productivity and operator comfort.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 58 prime cattle, 20 over thirty month cattle, 3,148 prime lambs and 4,819 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th July, 2011.
Livestock nutrition specialist BOCM PAULS is at the forefront of groundbreaking technology to help dairy producers keep their cows healthy, more productive and more profitable – as well as keeping the consumer healthy and helping the planet.
On 24 June 2011 Ofgem published detailed guidance on accreditation and eligibility for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
The Causeway Classic Sale III, sponsored by Genus ABS and United Feeds, takes place at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
Investing a little extra time in simple research ahead of this season’s bull and ram sales will pay dividends in improving breeding stock-buying decisions, suggests EBLEX.
RBST has announced the allocation of funds for 2011 under the Breed Support Programme, with the majority of the grants going to the important work of rare breed promotion.
Galloway Cattle Breeders from across the British Isles head for the 200th Wigtown Agricultural Show on Wed, August 3 and their breed’s National Show.
A FREE waste oil collection service for farmers across the UK has been launched by Solway Recycling of Dumfries.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 73 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 2,568 prime lambs and 4,790 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th July, 2011.
DJ Lix, the number one Jersey sire from Denmark, is now available from Cogent Breeding Ltd.
Jimmy Baines again demonstrated his prowess as a top-notch breeder of beef champions when exhibiting the title winner at the July prime cattle show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Top honours went to two local vendors and their newly calven Holstein Friesian heifers at the opening July Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Angus is starting to make its mark in France with French breeders importing around 100 animals from England this summer.
The North of England’s leading specialist land management company H&H Bowe has appointed Mervyn Edwards as Senior Agricultural Uplands Advisor.
Hampshire Downs met a solid trade in Stratford on Sunday 3 July at the breed association’s official sale where bidding peaked at 2,020gns to achieve a new centre breed record.
Survey work undertaken by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is providing important clues about the role restored peatlands play in reducing the severity of climate change.
Winter hardiness and a high nutritional value should be key criteria when selecting kale varieties as a supplementary feed source, says Francis Dunne of forage specialists Field Options.
Stardale Judge Red, the new red Holstein young sire from Cogent Breeding Ltd’s renowned Visions Young Sire Testing Programme, is now available sexed.
Leading distributor of proven bovine genetics, WorldWide Sires (WWS) UK, has appointed Anthony Jackson as its new sales consultant in Lancashire and the Isle of Man.
The latest lending figures available show strong and increasing support for farming from the banking sector, with the positive nature of investments tending to position agriculture as a positive contributor to economic recovery.
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