Europe’s biggest ram sale, the Wales & Border Ram Sales, is gearing up for what is expected to be one of its most successful events in recent years.
The National Beef Association is to stage its renowned annual industry showcase, Beef Expo 2012, at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on Wednesday May 23rd and Thursday May 24th next year.
Leading distributor of elite bovine genetics, World Wide Sires (WWS) UK is for a limited time only offering world renowned proven bull, England-Ammon Million for only £22.50 a straw.
The annual Glendale Show, held near Wooler in North Northumberland, was held on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August. The largest event of its kind in the region, the show attracts in the region of 14,000 visitors, with main ring entertainment, livestock classes, food, family and lifestyle displays and marquees.
Over 10,000 store and gimmer lambs, the biggest entry of the year to date, were sold at the fortnightly sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
The 2011 Autumn Lleyn Sale season has set off to a good start with shearling ewes and ewe lambs both well ahead of last year’s averages. A 95% clearance rate of females and a 90% clearance rate of rams was seen.
A record entry is forward for the second show and sale of Dexter cattle at the Rare, Minority and Traditional Breeds Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Saturday September 17.
Ploughing, stubble cultivation, drilling and spraying will be covered by Kuhn Farm Machinery as the company makes a strong showing at the new Tillage-Live demonstration event taking place near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, on 14th September.
Two exceptionally high type bulls have become available to UK dairy farmers, which both have the backing of deep pedigrees and the further benefit that their moderate-height daughters could fit into any dairy farming environment.
For the first time, Natural England is running a full series of ‘clinics’ for land agents to discuss Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Farm Environment Plan (FEP) proposals.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 107 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 7,276 prime lambs and 7,849 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th August, 2011.
The UK harvest progresses slowly north, as farmers try and get wheat cut in between the showers. Quality remains good to date.
The August rearing calves show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart proved the best of the year to date, with major demand at the packed ringside resulting in an overall average selling price of almost £153 for the 139 youngsters forward.
The McCormick X10 Series spans 22hp to 91hp with nine base models and 17 variants in all, giving stock farmers and smallholders a choice of specification to suit different applications and workloads.
After a lean period by their own high standards, father-and-son commercial Holstein Friesian dairy farmers Malcolm and Robert Swires, of Haverah Park, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, bounced back with a championship and reserve championship double.
Hampshire Down sheep breeders’ genetic progress for commercial traits recorded by the Signet Sire Reference Scheme has made huge strides in the last 12 months, a trend that has been accelerated by the strong commercial lamb trade.
Latest Government export figures show both beef and lamb exports continue to grow, while imports are down.
Charolais sold to a top of 5,600gns in Carlisle on Friday 19 August when David and Marjorie Stobart dispersed their Brampton based Stobarts pedigree herd.
Despite rising costs, top third beef and sheep producers in England are showing positive margins, research carried out for EBLEX is showing.
The Tenant Farmers Association this year celebrates 30 years of specialist advice information and support to the tenanted sector of agriculture in England and Wales.
Scott Walker succeeds James Withers who is leaving NFUS on 26 August after four years as Chief Executive to take up a position with Scotland Food and Drink.
Now firmly established on the rural calendar, it’s a great day out for all the family, a super showcase for first class livestock, and with an ever expanding equine section.
Fixed premium Superioat contracts of £35/tonne over feed wheat announced by Suffolk-based GB Seeds for harvest 2012 make naked oats an increasingly attractive proposition for growers across the country.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 35 over thirty month cattle, 5,828 prime lambs and 4,272 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th August, 2011.
John Deere’s new 6R Series tractor makes its UK show debut at this year’s Dairy Event & Livestock Show in September, alongside a new 7R Series tractor and 900 Series round baler with Fast Release System.
Having enjoyed five years of trouble-free use from a Kramer 750T wheeled loader, a Devon based livestock farmer had no hesitation in ordering a new 680T model from the same German manufacturer via local dealer Hamblys.
Livestock farmers wanting a light-weight tractor with plenty of performance for routine yard and field duties have a new option in the top-end models from the Landini 1 Series.
The UK government is increasing Foreign Aid payments but is this aid solving a problem or just prolonging it?
Fran Graves is NMR’s new area manager in the area from north Lincolnshire through South Yorkshire and into east Lancashire.
New Smithfield, a major new feature designed to help all suckler producers and beef finishers improve their enterprise margins will be staged at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show held at The NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 September.
North Yorkshire company, Duncan Renewables, has completed one of the largest roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the UK over the summer, after installing solar panels at WE Jameson’s animal feeds in Masham.
Texel breeders have responded to commercial farmers’ desire for performance recorded tups with a 27% increase in the number of flocks performance recording, says British Texel Sheep Society chief executive John Yates.
Exceptionally good spring weather, combined with the clear stabilisation of the UK breeding flock confirmed by the December Agricultural Census, means the national lamb crop is expected to be even higher than forecast earlier in the year.
Semenstore.co.uk the on-line semen company, has announced the conclusion of two Limousin semen export orders, from nine Limousin bulls in all, to the island of St. Helena, and New Zealand respectively.
The next satellite meeting of the Northumberland Monitor Farm will be held at one of the foremost livestock farms in North Northumberland, Rugley Farm, Alnwick, on Tuesday 23rd August at 5.00pm.
Taking care of farm machinery has brought an added reward to one farming family from the Vale of Glamorgan, earning them a brand new Haybob to replace their still-working forty year old model.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 103 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 2,696 prime lambs and 3,881 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th August, 2011.
Cogent Breeding continues to fly the flag for British genetics in this week's August bull proofs as three graduates of its Visions Young Sire Breeding Programme ranked in the top five UK-tested Holstein bulls for PLI.
Prices reached a ceiling of 10,000gns at this week’s Causeway Classic III, hosted by Holstein NI in conjunction with Genus ABS and United Feeds, at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
CLA Wales is to continue to press the Welsh Government to fight for wider decision making powers over the scale and size of renewable energy schemes and the attendant infrastructure.
Maize growers are being advised to check their crops for signs of eyespot as warm and wet weather across the country is creating the ideal conditions for this potentially devastating fungal disease.
With three of the top five UK proven Holstein bulls in Leif, Jardin and Mascol, and retention of the number one overall position with Lynbrook Jancen, Bullsemen.com has reinforced its position as the leading supplier of high PLI genetics following the August 2011 proof run.
Designed specifically for larger arable farms, John Deere’s new R962i 6200-litre sprayer is now the biggest model in the company’s trailed range, with the highest ever pump capacity.
The sale of Limousin heifers held on behalf of the noted Sarkley pedigree herd of Messrs EH Pennie & Sons, Gwern-Yr-Ychain, Llandyssil, Montgomery, Powys on Friday 5th August 2011 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle saw a top price of 30,000gns.
In what is believed to be a UK first for a pedigree sheep sale this month’s Scottish National Premier Texel sale at Lanark on Thursday 25th August will be broadcast live on the internet.
Beef producers could save at least £21 a head on expensive straw bedding costs this winter by delaying housing by six weeks and maximising the nutritional potential of late season grass.
With finished cattle prices reaching an all-time high of comfortably over 300p/kg deadweight this summer and the cull cow trade showing similarly unparalleled strength despite higher levels of supplies, cautious optimism is the tone of the latest EBLEX half year market outlook.
An absolutely fantastic show with some really strong classes was how County Cork judge, Keith Vickery, described the Simmental entry at this week’s Enniskillen Show.
Livestock auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington have announced the sale of approximately 100 alpacas from the prizewinning Blueberry Herd based in Penrith.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 5,419 prime lambs and 6,156 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th August, 2011.
The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers mart held their annual young handlers show and sale of prime lambs, together with show and sale of Longtown YFC prime lambs at Longtown on Thursday 4th August, 2011.
Many in the industry are eagerly awaiting Harrison and Hetherington’s early breeding sheep sales for the season at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association has announced that Bantry Show will host the 2011 Growvite All-Ireland Championship on Sunday, September 4.
A home-bred newly calven milker with an impressive background secured a return to championship-winning ways for local farmer Jeremy Taylor’s Broughton-based Smellows Holstein Friesian pedigree herd at August’s opening Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
The 2011 National Limousin Show lived up to its billing as the ‘Super Saturday’ centrepiece of the National Limousin Weekend held to celebrate the breed and British Limousin Cattle Society’s 40th anniversary year in the United Kingdom.
As the United Nations declares a famine in two regions of southern Somalia it is time for some real debate on how the global food crisis can be tackled.
This weekend one of the stalwarts of Cumbria’s farming industry David Thomlinson, was presented with the prestigious 2011 Blamire Award.
Leading distributor of proven bovine genetics, World Wide Sires (WWS) UK, has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment of Henry Sanderson as its new Livestock and Events Co-ordinator.
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