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Inaugural Prime Beltex Hoggets Show at Stirling
2012-Feb-29
Caledonian Marts (Stirling) Ltd held their first show and sale of Prime Beltex Hoggets in conjunction with Beltex Scotland on Tuesday 28th February 2012.
Farmers Invited to Put in a Kissing Gate this Leap Year
2012-Feb-29
Today (29th February), when tradition gives the green light for role reversal in proposals of marriage, Natural England is suggesting that farmers in England could help even more people fall in love with the countryside by installing a ‘kissing gate’ on their land this Leap Year.
Grants for Land-Based Employers to Employ Apprentices
2012-Feb-28
There has never been a better time for land-based businesses to employ an Apprentice, as 40,000 small and medium sized businesses will get £1,500 to employ their first Apprentice.
An Expert Eye for a Champion at Northumberland County Show
2012-Feb-28
Chairman of Hexham Auction Mart and Rothbury farmer, Jimmy Walton, will be selecting the cream of the crop from the livestock entries at this year’s Northumberland County Show.
Skipton Auction Mart Weekly Round-Up 2012-Feb-28
A near 3,000-strong entry of prime sheep, a solid turnout for the time of year at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly sale, on Monday, saw lightweight hoggs and export weight hoggs achieving similar trade on the week.
Human Risk from Schmallenberg Virus Unlikely
2012-Feb-28
The Food Standards Agency is advising the public that, based on current evidence, there is unlikely to be any risk to consumers through the food chain from the virus that is causing abnormalities in livestock.
Chance to Win Hottest Holstein Ticket in Town at UK Dairy Expo
2012-Feb-28
Holstein enthusiasts with a good eye for stock and their sights on a hot prize should make their way to the World Wide Sires UK stand at the new UK Dairy Expo at the end of this week (2-3 March).
Strategic Approach to Johne’s Control - One Day Vet Courses
2012-Feb-28
NMR and MyHealthyHerd, have organised two one-day courses for vets this spring on Tuesday April 24 at Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford and Thursday April 26 at Taunton Racecourse, Somerset.
The Importance of Vitamin D3 in Ruminants
2012-Feb-27
Much has been made in the national press about vitamin D and the effect on human health when a deficiency occurs. Many of the points made can also be true for ruminants and the effect on the health and production of livestock when inadequate levels of vitamin D are in the diet.
Polled Charolais May Have the Answers2012-Feb-27
Polled cattle could be the future of the Charolais breed according to Steve Nesbitt whose family’s Alwent herd goes back more than three decades.
Beef Market Prospects Set to Remain Firm 2012-Feb-27
With UK prime beef and cull cow slaughterings expected to fall back again after the rise of the past two years, imports likely to remain well below 2010 levels and continental demand continuing to fuel exports.
New Teat Dip Range Offers Alternative to Iodine
2012-Feb-27
With the demand for iodine outweighing supply dairy chemical hygiene specialists, Agroserve, has launched its new lactic acid teat care range as an alternative to iodine based products.
Champion Tops Kilrea Holstein Bull Sale at 3,750gns 2012-Feb-24
Pedigree Holstein bulls attracted a brisk trade at the Northern Ireland club’s February show and sale, held at Kilrea Livestock Mart.
Same Deutz-Fahr Denies Rumours of Takeover by Kubota 2012-Feb-24
Same Deutz-Fahr denies that there are any such negotiations underway and adds that there has never been any contact between SDF and Kubota in this regard.
The John Deere FarmSight Strategy 2012-Feb-24
John Deere’s new global suite of advanced technologies under the name FarmSight, designed to help optimise machinery and farm operations, will be the main focus of the company’s stand at the 2012 Precision Farming Event in March.
Country Access System Needs to be Modernised
2012-Feb-24
The CLA this week published The Right Way Forward: The CLA’s common sense approach to access in the countryside – calling for a shake-up of the access and public rights of way system.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Feb-23
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 4,286 prime hoggs and 5,208 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd February 2012.
Wise Heads Share Dairy Industry Tips 2012-Feb-23
A “Speakers’ Corner” entitled ‘Securing a Dairy Industry fit for the Future’, promises to be a major attraction at the upcoming Borderway UK Dairy Expo.
NSA Scotsheep 2012 Young Shepherd of the Year
2012-Feb-23
Youngsters with an interest in working with sheep will have the opportunity of qualifying for the finals of the NSA Scotsheep 2012 Shepherd of the Year award at a series of regional eliminations in May.
Shottle Daughter Leads Moira Holsteins at 4,500gns 2012-Feb-23
Black and white heifers were in strong demand at Holstein NI’s monthly show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Charolais Meet Solid Commercial Demand in Stirling 2012-Feb-22
Charolais bulls met an exceptional demand driven by the commercial sector in Stirling on Tuesday 21 February at the breed’s official spring sale where bidding peaked at 25,000gns.
Cloughhead Felice Tops Limousin Females at Carlisle 2012-Feb-21
An evening sale of Limousin females held at Carlisle’s Borderway Mart on Friday 17th February met with a lively demand and saw 84 out of 85 lots sell with a leading price of 5,000gns.
Look to Physical Performance to Improve LFA Breeding Flock Margins 2012-Feb-21
Better physical performance among ewes and lambs is the biggest driver towards achieving the best margins for less favoured area breeding flocks.
Bauls’ Back-to-Back Craven Dairy Auction Coup
2012-Feb-21
Back-to-back Craven Dairy Auction championships were secured by M Baul & Partners, of Watergate Farm, Bishop Thornton, Ripon, at the main February Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
Case IH Products Win AE50 Awards 2012-Feb-21
This year’s Case IH award recipients include the independent grain tank cross auger control in Case IH Axial-Flow 30 Series combines, the MagnaCut Fine Cut Chopper for Axial-Flow combines and the Quadtrac 600 tractor.
North Country Cheviot Sells for Breed Record at Lockerbie 2012-Feb-20
A new record price of £1,800 was set at the North Country Cheviot in lamb show and sale held at Lockerbie on Saturday 18th February 2012.
Lleyn Ewe Sells for Breed Record 2000gns at Carlisle 2012-Feb-20
DN Bennett & Son's championship winning Lleyn ewe was scanned in lamb for twins to the 7000gns ram Bankhall Powerhouse.
Cray Hill Farmers Reign Supreme on Craven Champions Day 2012-Feb-20
There were Craven winners on Craven Champions Day when the supreme champion title went to the Akrigg farming family at Manor Farm, Cray.
Limousin Bull Sells for New World Record 120,000gns 2012-Feb-19
A new world record for the Limousin breed and a UK bull record was set of 120,000gns for Dolcorsllwyn Fabio shown by Welsh breeder Glyn Vaughan at Carlisle on Saturday 18th February.
Owslebury Hampshire Down Flock Secures Top Award 2012-Feb-17
Chris and Kay Westlake’s 48 ewe Owslebury flock based at Cadeleigh, Tiverton has secured the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association’s supreme championship for the second consecutive year.
CCM Pork Pie and Fodder Auctions Raise Cash for Charity 2012-Feb-17
Auctions of both pork pies and fodder hay raised £1,680.50 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, Keighley.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Feb-16
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 42 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 33 over thirty month cattle, 5,344 prime hoggs and 5,464 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th February 2012.
Food and Farming Education Strategy Launched
2012-Feb-16
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has this week launched its Education Strategy 2012-17 covering food production and farming communication activities to schools across the UK.
Bouyant Trade for Aberdeen-Angus Bulls at Dungannon 2012-Feb-16
Quality Aberdeen-Angus bulls met a buoyant trade with prices reaching a ceiling of 4000gns at this week’s breed society show and sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Act Early to Counter Major Wheat Disease Threat
2012-Feb-16
Growers in many parts of the country are facing an even higher risk from rust infections this season than they did in the disastrous year of 2007, making a robust triazole-based March T0 vital for many if the threat of brown rust, in particular, is to be effectively countered.
UK Herds Competing in Dairy Olympics 2012-Feb-16
This year’s NMR/RABDF Gold Cup winner will be announced in September, shortly after the close of the London Olympics. “In dairy circles, the Gold Cup carries at least the same weight as an Olympic Games Gold medal,” says competition and RABDF Chairman David Cotton.
Global Beef and Sheep Prices to Remain Firm in 2012 2012-Feb-15
Global prices for both beef and sheep are likely to remain firm in 2012, helped by demand from the emerging economies.
Nell Leads the Way at Skipton Collie Dog Sale
2012-Feb-15
Two bids topping 4,000gns were the highlights of the opening winter sale of 115 working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart.
GEA Farm Technologies at Agricultural Buildings Show 2012-Feb-13
If you’re at the Agricultural Buildings Show on 27 March at Stoneleigh Park then why not make a day of it and visit the GEA Farm Technologies stand and new facilities.
Ulster Bank Backs NBA Beef NI 2012 2012-Feb-13
The Ulster Bank is again backing beef farmers running the National Beef Association Beef NI 2012 event at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart, BT70 1NJ on Tues, March 6.
NBA Highlights Rule Change for TB Affected Farms in England
2012-Feb-13
The National Beef Association is drawing attention to a change in the TB rules which it feels many farmers do not know about and will hugely affect how they manage their businesses if they are affected by TB.
Revived Herd Competition Flies Flag for Cumbria Dairy Farmers
2012-Feb-13
Earlier this month saw the presentation of Cumbria Herd Competition awards after a gap of 10 years.
Equine Land - A Unique Asset 2012-Feb-10
For sport or for leisure, horse riding remains a popular British past time with over 3.5 million people riding each year. However, with this comes the added costly challenge of keeping a horse. It is an age old debate in the world of horses, to pay for the use of a livery or to invest in your own property.
Booth Bluefaced Leicesters Best at Skipton
2012-Feb-10
Gimmer hoggs from the Smearsett flock of WA & A Booth in North Craven secured both championship and reserve championship honours at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual show and sale of Blue Faced Leicester females.
Increase Milk Replacer in Calf Diets to Fill the Energy Gap 2012-Feb-10
Calf rearers are reminded to increase milk replacer feed rates for young calves to avoid growth rate checks as low temperatures are hitting the country.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Feb-09
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 47 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 15 over thirty month cattle, 3,682 prime hoggs and 5,425 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th February 2012.
Technology Advances Fatty Acid Control in Dairy
2012-Feb-09
The UK dairy industry must play its part in reducing saturated fats. “With 25% of saturated fat in the diet derived from dairy products it is not surprising that our industry is attracting attention,” said National Milk Laboratories’ director Ben Bartlett.
Beef Farmer of the Year Speaks at NBA Meetings in Wales 2012-Feb-09
A more ruthless and no-nonsense approach was advocated by Northern Ireland farmers Sam Chesney at a series of four talks in Wales earlier this week.
Prospects Remain Good for OSR Growers 2012-Feb-09
Market conditions remain favourable for UK oilseed rape growers according to Owen Cligg, trading manager for United Oilseeds, who believes that the immediate future for oilseed rape prices remains strong despite inevitable volatility.
Stirling Beef Shorthorn Bulls Attract Dynamic Trade
2012-Feb-09
Beef Shorthorn records were smashed at the society’s spring bull sale in Stirling on Tuesday 7 February with a new breed record 15,000gns top call and a new record average of £4,991 for 71 entries sold.
Bauls Bag Craven Dairy Auction One-Two 2012-Feb-08
M Baul & Partners, of Watergate Farm, Bishop Thornton, Ripon, secured a championship and reserve championship double at the opening February Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
Businesses Should ‘Love Apprenticeships’
2012-Feb-08
Businesses are urged to ‘Love Apprenticeships’ this year as Lantra, Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries, has created a free website that puts interested employers in touch with learners, helping to bring an Apprentice into their workplace.
Schmallenberg Disease Confirmed in UK Cattle
2012-Feb-08
The National Beef Association is urging all beef farmers to be extremely vigilant to any signs of the disease and report any cases of reabsorbed/aborted foetuses and deformed calves.
Charolais to 5,200gns at Dungannon 2012-Feb-07
Charolais met a consistent demand selling to 5,200gns at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official February show and sale at Dungannon on Friday 3 February.
Quality Lamb Finishing Vital with Euro Uncertainties
2012-Feb-06
Current euro exchange rate uncertainties make it more important than ever to finish store lambs at the right specification for the market to ensure the best returns, warns EBLEX.
Livestock 2012 Stand Space Schedule Launched On-Line 2012-Feb-06
The stand space schedule for Livestock 2012, the rebranded Dairy Event and Livestock Show, to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September, has been launched on-line this week by the event’s organiser, The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Annual Study Underlines Best Farm Rodent Treatment Practice
2012-Feb-03
Farms undertaking comprehensive rodenticide treatment have experienced noticeably fewer rat problems over the past year than those continuing to tackle infestations on a conventional fire-brigade basis.
International Holstein Breeders Support Youth Development
2012-Feb-03
Five Holstein breeders from England, Scotland, Canada and the USA are donating an exciting package of embryos in the Global Classic Sale taking place on Friday 2nd March, as part of UK Dairy Expo at Borderway, Carlisle.
Genus Works with NMR to Promote Silent Herdsman 2012-Feb-03
The electronic heat detection system Silent Herdsman, that has been available in the UK exclusively through NMR for the past two years, will now also be available through Genus ABS.
John Deere Graduation Celebration 2012-Feb-03
A total of 28 young service technicians recently graduated from the John Deere Ag Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, run by national training provider Babcock.
Milk Quality Winner Leads Holstein Bull Offering at 6,000gns
2012-Feb-03
Bulls with good conformation and high components were in strong demand at Holstein NI’s 22nd annual spring show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
British Lamb Prices Driven by Exports 2012-Feb-03
Lamb prices shoot up after sheep shortage – but there are other factors to consider that may have a detrimental effect on price.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Feb-02
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 44 prime cattle, 18 over thirty month cattle, 5,746 prime hoggs and 6,715 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd February 2012.
Agriculture Should Feature in Flood Defence Policy
2012-Feb-02
Government policy on flood defence does not recognise the importance of agriculture, food production and land management, the CLA has warned.
Students Protect the Environment with Eden Rivers Trust
2012-Feb-02
Newton Rigg students spent a very worthwhile training day with Eden Rivers Trust near Penrith, planting trees and hedges to help protect the environment.
MP Backs EBLEX Landscapes Without Livestock Project 2012-Feb-02
A new report highlighting the crucial role livestock plays in maintaining the English countryside has been backed by the Liberal Democrat agriculture spokesman Andrew George MP.
Vocational Qualifications for Learners and Industry
2012-Feb-01
Lantra is responsible for defining the content of vocational qualifications for the land-based sector. This includes the Fish Husbandry and Horse Care qualifications which were highlighted in recent BBC reports on vocational qualifications no longer to be recognised in school performance tables.
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