Yorkshire’s annual charity Farmhouse Big Breakfast has served up a £5,000-plus windfall in aid of a trio of charities.
Trade stand entries for NSA Scotsheep 2012 are flooding in and potential exhibitors have only a few more days left to secure a presence at Scotland’s biennial national sheep event.
County Durham-based Fuel-Guard, scooped the Ivel Award for its Fuel Decontaminator at this year’s LAMMA machinery show, which was held in Newark, Nottingham on 18 and 19 January, 2012.
Producers should take a broader overview of their herd’s performance and look for greater collaboration between different sources of technical advice according to James Hanks from PAN Livestock Services at the University of Reading.
Across the country flocks are gearing up in preparation for another critical period in the shepherd’s calendar; lambing.
Plans for the National Beef Association’s renowned Beef Expo – held this year at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, on Thursday, May 24th – are moving forward fast.
Wheat growers across the country are being urged to be alert for early rust attacks in the run up to spring. This follows countrywide monitoring for yellow and brown rust being run by Syngenta that has already recorded infections attacking wheat in 13 English counties.
A unique combination of adjustments on Bryce Suma Profi post drivers has been granted patent protection for the way it enables fence posts to be driven in tight field corners and other awkward situations inaccessible to conventional machines.
The disease, which has spread from the Netherlands and Germany, causes abortions and birth deformities in farm animal.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 60 prime cattle, 33 over thirty month cattle, 4,726 prime hoggs and 5,214 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th January 2012.
A world record attempt to have the most Quadtracs cultivating in one field is being staged on 28th July 2012 in a field in Lincolnshire to raise money for Relay for Life.
The National Beef Association (NBA) has teamed up with Farming Connect to offer four meetings in Wales next month, all including a presentation from award-winning Northern Irish beef farmer Sam Chesney.
Wynnstay Group, the agricultural and specialist retail business based in Llansantffraid, Mid Wales, has revealed its strongest ever set of annual results, showing a 42% rise in revenues to £346.18m for the year ending 31 October 2011.
Skipton Auction Mart’s first major show of cattle in 2012 takes place on Wednesday, February 15.
After 13 years in Canada, Steve Jones has joined Nordic Semen UK as Sales Development Consultant.
Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their January prize show & sale on Monday 24th January 2012 with an entry of 682 head of cattle, comprising 191 store bulls, 154 store steers 187 store heifers 11 rearing calves and 129 OTM & cast cows.
More than 200 customers turned out when machinery dealership Robert H Crawford & Son celebrated 90 years’ service to the farming community in Lincolnshire with an open evening.
It’s two out of two for North Yorkshire dairy farmers Raymond and Robert Johnson, after they secured their second Craven Dairy Auction championship of the year at Skipton Auction Mart’s main January show.
There was a touch of the exotics in Worcestershire last year when Barenbrug included Arrrowleaf, Egyptian, Crimson and Shaftel clovers at its trial site. Alongside more traditional species, the trial site looks at novel and innovative crops, which may have benefits for UK agriculture.
R Facet, the Danish Red bull with sexed and conventional semen available in the UK has proved the most popular sire among all the Red breeds within the Nordic countries home market.
Met Office data from its new £33 million supercomputer suggests that this winter could be unusually mild and dry. So what are the consequences for fertiliser use?
Commercial sheep farmers using recorded Texel sires to produce prime lambs will see an increase in the lean meat yields in the most expensive primal loin cuts in their lambs thanks to some recent adjustments to the Signet Texel index.
The latest edition of The UK Pesticide Guide is now in stock and is a “must-have” reference book for anyone using, or advising on, pesticide products in the UK market.
The National Beef Association welcomes the announcement of two pilot badger cull areas being invited to apply for Natural England licences.
Fresh calved heifers attracted a steady trade at Holstein NI’s January show and sale, conducted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 36 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 26 over thirty month cattle, 4,221 prime hoggs and 4,600 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th January 2012.
John Deere already manufactures the largest range of utility vehicles in the industry, and the new XUV 550 and XUV 550 S4 Gators extend the range even further.
Pig finishing units have been challenged to see how far they can improve production by October this year.
In addition to the new 9R Series tractor, which is making its UK debut at LAMMA 2012, John Deere is showing a 6210R tractor equipped with the newly designed 24-speed DirectDrive transmission for the first time at a UK farming show.
Short supply and increased Europe-wide demand means UK farmers will be paying up to 50% more for their grass seed in 2012, compared to this time last year.
Northumberland County Show’s cattle secretary, Diane Harrison, is about to experience the other side of life at the leading agricultural event as Hereford Cattle Classes return this year for the first time since 1969.
Following five successful years as Director of Marketing at Case IH’s European headquarters in St Valentin, Austria, Sylvain Blaise is moving to the company’s worldwide headquarters in Racine, USA, to take up the position of Senior Director of Global Marketing.
Prices reached a ceiling of 3,300gns and 14 lots changed hands to average £1,845 per head at Holstein NI’s January bull sale, hosted by J A McClelland and Sons at Ballymena Livestock Market.
Harrison & Hetherington, organisers of the inaugural UK Dairy Expo announce that the clipping section of the International Dairy Youth Championships will be judged Erica Rijneveld, from Holland.
A Limousin cross heifer from the Pennie family, Glynn, Nigel and Chris of Llandissyl, Powys, took the top spot in the annual Asda BeefLink carcass competition run at ABP’s Shrewsbury abattoir.
Craven Cattle Marts experienced a record year in 2011 in terms of increases in both sales volumes and values - both good barometers of trade in the regional agricultural sector.
James Mayes, a farm manger with Sentry Limited in Bedfordshire, has been crowned the 2011 best candidate in the UK’s top crop protection qualification, the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection.
With spring and lambing just around the corner Carlisle based Harrison & Hetherington have a number of In-Lamb sales coming up, including two new pedigree breed sales.
The East Yorkshire-based Beef Improvement Group (BIG) has been awarded a £1.2 million grant from the Technology Strategy Board, for a project designed to help beef producers drive down production costs.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 64 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 47 over thirty month cattle, 5,307 prime hoggs and 6,818 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th January 2012.
Case IH has expanded its Efficient Power technology across more models in its range, including the new Maxxum and Farmall U, which were revealed at Agritechnica and make their UK debut at LAMMA.
The Craven Dairy Auction year at Skipton Auction Mart began with a championship success at the January opener for father-and-son farmers Raymond and Robert Johnson, of Summerfield Farm, Felliscliffe, Harrogate.
Strong representation from both NBA Scotland and SBCA resulted in a very positive meeting today covering two critical issues.
The farming conference season is in full-flow and the end of January sees beef and dairy specialists take centre stage at the British Cattle Conference.
The North West Texel Breeders Club sale of Texel females saw an eager crowd compete for the sheep on offer at Chelford on Saturday 7th January.
The Netherton Angus herd of Messrs W and D McLaren, Aucheterarder, Perthshire, have announced a private export sale of 25 embryos to Luxembourg through CONVIS, on behalf of Alain Molitor.
Flexible Poll Dorset ewes are allowing a Cumbrian farming couple to cut their flock numbers by half, yet still produce a similar number of lambs.
H&H Land and Property have today announced the availability of a farm in the Brampton Area of North West Northumberland to be let on a 15 year Farm Business Tenancy.
Separating the constituents of slurry into liquid and solids has transformed management of cattle waste on a West Sussex dairy farm.
Optivite, one of the UK's largest specialist animal nutrition companies, is continuing to expand in the Middle East with the appointment of three new distributors in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 48 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 20 over thirty month cattle, 3,365 prime hoggs and 5,197 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th January 2012.
The Horsch MiniDrill and DuoDrill are designed to extend the capabilities of Horsch’s existing cultivation equipment, making them suitable for both first time and existing customers.
Almost 1,000 farms in the North West of England have already benefited from more than £3 million of Performance Grants available under the NW Livestock Programme.
A total of 15 calves from a 77-strong entry topped £300, with an overall selling average price of £205, at a solid opening New Year show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
A North Yorkshire farmer and a West Yorkshire farm shop made history when showing and buying the first-ever prime beef champion to pass through Skipton Auction Mart’s newly upgraded main cattle ring at the opening New Year show and sale.
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