The Border British Blue Club staged their fourth annual open calf show on Friday 28th October at the Borderway Agri-Expo 2011 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when there was a catalogued entry of 66 calves.
On Friday 28th October 2011, an estimated 10,000 people visited the 5th annual Borderway Agri-Expo in Carlisle along with a host of the country leading livestock breeders.
The noted Haltcliffe herd of Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe, Hesket New Market, Cumbria, has been crowned as the winners of the 2011 National Limousin Pedigree Herd Competition.
The fifth annual Borderway Agri Expo held at Carlisle on Friday 28th October 2011 saw a clean sweep of championship titles for the Limousin breed.
Articles and letters in the National press this week and last (Daily Telegraph, Observer/Guardian on line and The Times), again show the close relationship between the debates on GM crops, feeding the world and recipients of Overseas Aid.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 39 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 50 over thirty month cattle, 7,239 prime lambs and 8,937 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th October, 2011.
A ’fantastic trip’ to Scotland brought Welsh breeder, Jane Smith, a clutch of Belted Galloway cattle top prices and trophies.
Pedigree Hereford bulls reached a ceiling of 2,000gns twice at the native breeds show and sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
The award presented at last week’s CN Group Business Awards follows the company’s recent announcement that it has just completed the two most successful trading years in its history.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls led the way securing a top price of 3500gns at the annual autumn native breeds show and sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Monday 24th October.
Organisers the Yorkshire Agricultural Society announced a final gate figure of 10,700 beating last year’s previous record of 10,221.
The ongoing demand for quality cattle enjoyed by the Lincoln Red breed was much in evidence at Saturday’s breed society sale at Newark, with bulls selling to a top of 4500gns and females much sought after and reaching a peak of 3000gns.
Members of the Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association were on parade for their annual show and sale of shearling and aged rams at Skipton Auction Mart.
Linseed is currently one of the most profitable break crops with the added benefit of providing improved black grass control.
The continuing stabilisation of the national beef supply base over the past year is confirmed by the latest British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) data analysed by EBLEX, the industry body for beef and lamb levy-payers in England.
Kenton Foster’s Leyburn-based Garriston flock provided the champion at the annual show and sale of pedigree Charollais females at Skipton Auction Mart.
Exciting and rewarding opportunities in the farming sector await bright young people, BBC Countryfile presenter and farmer, Adam Henson told teachers and careers advisors in Yorkshire.
Winner of the inaugural Morrisons Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd of the Year Award 2011 is Glenapp Estates, Girvan, Ayrshire managed by Charlie Russell, who was praised for his attention to detail in maximising the potential of the Beef Shorthorn within his 300 cow herd.
Improved sensitivity for monitoring movement and the ability to group cows are important new features in the latest version of NMR’s heat detection system Silent Herdsman.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 29 prime cattle, 39 over thirty month cattle, 6,031 prime lambs and 8,024 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th October, 2011.
British Charolais records were smashed in Stirling on Wednesday 19 October, when Barnsford Ferny was bid to 70,000gns, believed to be a new world breed auction record.
Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 6,500gns in Stirling on Monday 17 October at the breed society’s official autumn sale while females achieved a breed century record average of £2,601 for 91 sold, the highest number sold at a one day sale since the 1950s.
If you think you can tell your Gloucestershire Old Spot from your British Saddleback, or even your Hampshire from your Berkshire, then now’s the chance to put your taste buds to the test.
The reserve male champion from yesterday’s Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society sale at Bristol Livestock Centre led the day’s trade at 2600gns.
Originally announced at Agritechnica 2009, the new XERION 4500 and XERION 5000 have been brought fully to market, and top off the CLAAS High Horsepower tractor range.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 48 prime cattle, 13 young bulls, 45 over thirty month cattle, 5,462 prime lambs and 6,731 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th October, 2011.
Farm businesses need to be in a position to mitigate against any loss of subsidy income and also take advantage of any opportunities it may present.
Just to start the ball (or baubles) rolling in time for Christmas, John Deere would like to draw your attention to its new festive line-up for 2011.
H&H Bowe has announced a rare opportunity to buy 28.69 acres of land in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The land at Foxhill near Matterdale in Penrith will be sold by auction as a whole with a guide price of £200,000.
Trident has hidden a number of Golden Tickets inside this year’s production of bagged British sugar beet feed as part of a treasure hunt that will win one lucky customer £500 cash.
A strong shearling ram class was the highlight of the evening show and sale of Swaledale rams at Skipton Auction Mart.
Newly calven Holstein Friesian heifers from Robert Crisp, of Nelson Farm, Calton, bagged championship and reserve championship honours at the opening October Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
Turn on the TV anywhere in what is currently New Zealand’s spring and there’s a fair chance you’ll see and hear retired British plant breeder Dr Pete Wilkins extolling the virtues of the Aber High Sugar Grasses that he helped create during his 30-year career in Aberystwyth.
“How to ensure the Lake District survives” was the essential business of a Round Table conference held last week by 15 senior figures in farming and the environment.
The Moor Leazes Farm dispersal sale near Lanchester County Durham on Saturday 8th October achieved some of the highest values at a farm sale ever seen with a 1974 Ford 7000 being sold for 50% more than the expected price.
Prices reached a ceiling of 3,200gns and 15 bulls sold to average £2,324 at the Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s autumn sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Strong interest in the dispersal of Neil Dobson's The Wall Aberdeen-Angus herd, Newport, Shropshire, meant buyers packed the ringside at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Saturday resulted in a top price of 11,000gns and an average of £2563.45 for 58 cows sold.
Robert and Jac Neill of Upper Nisbet Farm near Jedburgh are opening their gates to visitors on 20 October 2011 for their first meeting as part of the Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) initiative.
R&J Catering Butchers, one of the north of England’s leading breeders and suppliers of meat products to the Yorkshire-wide hospitality sector, has given itself a complete makeover through a major rebranding programme.
CASE IH is using Agritechnica 2011 to unveil major product launches in all of its key tractor series, in addition to two new combine ranges.
Reigning champions successfully defended their titles at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual show and sale of almost 6,500 ewe lambs, with quality pens commanding high prices and many repeat buyers at the ringside.
Three free farm walks on rearing and finishing beef cattle have been organised by AgriSearch, the Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council.
This week one of the UK’s foremost independent and rural insurance company H&H Insurance Brokers (HHIB) formally announced an enhanced partnership with leading underwriters The Rural Insurance Group.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 55 prime cattle, 57 over thirty month cattle, 4,567 prime lambs and 6,497 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th October, 2011.
More needs to be done on raising the awareness of apprenticeships in animal and veterinary related industries, according to new research published by Lantra Skills Council and VETNET Lifelong Learning Network South West.
Visitors to the 2011 Countryside Live will be given the opportunity to taste and buy more than 25 different varieties of apples and help choose their favourite.
This year’s final for the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s Youth Development Scheme saw some amazing young talent shine through from young cattle enthusiasts from all over England, Scotland and Ireland.
A flock of Easy Care sheep run at Barony College, Dumfries, and backed by leading supermarket Asda, has taken some of the top prices at a recent Easy Care Sheep Society sale.
Charolais cattle were in great demand by the packed ringside who had assembled for the Wesley Estates on-farm dispersal sale, with bids peaking at 10,000gns and cattle selling to all corners of the United Kingdom to all the major livestock producing areas, on Saturday 1 October.
The new Society sale held in Welshpool on Monday can only be described as very successful. The sale was held alongside a very busy commercial day in Welshpool and this brought extra potential customers to the pens.
The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward a catalogue entry of 875 suckled calves at their annual Longtown show and sale on Saturday 1st October 2011.
Leading performer at the annual multi-breed sheep show and sale of pedigree and pure-bred rams and females at Skipton Auction Mart was the first prize Blue Faced Leicester shearling ram and reserve breed champion from Ken and Lynne Throup, of Woofa Bank, Silsden Moor.
Scotsman David Alexander mounted a successful ‘raid’ south of the border when his first prize pen of five shearling ewes progressed to take supreme championship honours at the annual Lleyn Sheep Society’s registered show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
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