The team to represent Wales at the Olympics of Sheepdog Trialling will be headed by Arthur Roberts of Pentrefoelas and his dog Chip.
Developers of onshore wind projects have received welcome news as the government announced a lower than expected reduction in the Renewables Obligation Certificates.
Case IH Quadtrac owners from across the UK gave up one of the summer’s best harvest days to gather their machines in a single Lincolnshire field on July 28 and help raise more than £20,000 for Cancer Research UK.
The Tenant Farmers Association has welcomed moves by most retailers and major milk processors rescinding milk price reductions to farmers planned for 01 August but has highlighted that there is more work yet to be done.
Increased lamb numbers stemming from the larger breeding flock and higher carcase weights will contribute to continued increased production in the sheep sector in 2012 and 2013.
A series of Feed Science Forums designed to offer practical science based advice to all farmers to help improve their enterprise’s efficiency, as well as for consultants and feed advisors will be held at Livestock 2012.
Harrison & Hetherington are proud to announce that on Friday the 10th of August they will be hosting the Carlisle & Northern Counties Society Show and Sale of Suffolk Sheep.
As the Dog Days of Summer approach, Harrison & Hetherington are preparing for one of their best sales of sheep dogs and puppies yet.
Standen-Pearson potato harvester developments continue at a fast pace, with new technology and new machines being introduced due to increasing demand from UK and export markets.
The National Beef Association (NBA) has announced that Beef Expo 2013 will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, with the usual farm tours and other activities happening the day before.
Extensive, long-term Agrii trials on fields with particular black-grass problems are revealing the best ways of consistently driving down weed populations despite the vagaries of the weather and growing levels of herbicide resistance.
Outwintered Luing cattle play a major role in managing wildlife habitats on a farming and sporting estate in South Lakeland.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 54 prime cattle, 8 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 4,646 prime lambs and 5,306 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th July 2012.
Grazing conditions have been dire in many parts of the country because of the unprecedented heavy summer rainfall, but cattle growth rates are also being compromised because livestock are struggling to ingest enough forage dry matter.
Farmers across the United Kingdom are being urged to look into discounted loan rates offered by the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.
Kuhn is to offer both steel finger and nylon flail conditioning systems on its mainstream mounted mower conditioners going forward.
Farmers and estate owners looking to invest in renewable heat projects have received a boost as DECC outline measures that will enable the sustainable management of the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Students and young farmers across Europe are encouraged to enter a new competition and submit their innovative ideas for using satellite technology in agriculture to improve production, efficiency, profit and to reduce environmental impact.
James and Alec Cowan of Llandysul, Ceredigion, were commended for their attention to management, health status, genetics and marketing along with the performance of their Charolais cross calves.
A British Blue-cross bull calf from John Rushton, of Gubbs Hill Farm, Elslack, secured a second championship success for the breeder at the monthly rearing calf show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Scottish soft fruit growers believe the poor spell of weather could have cost them as much as £10 million in poor sales and unharvestable crops.
Despite uncertainties over the future of milk prices, trade remained remarkably buoyant for better quality sorts at the main July Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and as a special celebration has developed an exhibition which opened at Rheged on 19 July 2012.
The Tenant Farmers Association continues to be disappointed at the lack of response from dairy processors to calls from farmers to be paid at least the cost of production for the milk which they are producing.
John Deere’s newly formed agriculture and turf dealership Tallis Amos Group Limited has been appointed as the company’s new agricultural dealer for the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire area in south-west Wales.
Animal feed merchant, WE Jameson is planning to open a new country store and farm trade office at its Masham, North Yorkshire-based mill headquarters this autumn.
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has been given the go-ahead to progress plans for an exciting £1.8m community project to celebrate the heritage and landscapes of the Allen Valleys in Northumberland.
At the Livestock Show 2012, OPICO is launching a new grassland management tool which will allow the sward in grazed fields to re-generate faster, and more completely.
The DECC’s latest announcement regarding the revised rates for the latest changes to Feed–in–Tariffs (FIT) at last brings certainty to the UK’s small scale renewable energy industry for farmers and landowners investing in renewables projects.
Following the recently announced £9.4 billion railway upgrades across England and Wales, farmers and landowners along the routes must consider the proposals and how they may affect their property in the near future.
On 20th July, the Department of Energy & Climate Change announced changes to the Feed-In Tariff scheme that affect renewable energy technology.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 66 prime cattle, 8 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 3,430 prime lambs and 5,390 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th July 2012.
A decision to go against the trend and milk Ayrshire cattle 12 years ago is paying off for a Cumbrian family.
Farmers and landowners with telecoms equipment on their land are being urged to seek professional advice as two major networks begin consolidation of their sites.
Carlisle based livestock auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington, have announced the largest sale of pedigree Beltex sheep ever to have been held in the United Kingdom.
A follow-up survey by NFU Scotland members and staff has found that a worrying and disappointing level of imported lamb remains on many Scottish supermarket shelves despite the Scottish and UK lamb season being well underway.
From now until 31 October 2012 all TCool milk cooling tanks from GEA Farm Technologies will be supplied with a free digital dip-stick, worth approximately £900.
A new EBLEX Better Returns Programme initiative is challenging sheep producers to ensure they are getting the best performance from their rams.
Two Skipton firms are working together to help local farmers simplify the journey in getting their home-reared meat products from field to fork.
John Deere Financial has announced a new interest-free finance programme for Gator 4x4 utility vehicles.
The Government’s choice yesterday to make no decision on ROC payments [Renewable Energy Certificates] and FITs [Feed-in Tariffs] for onshore wind farms is creating deep concern and uncertainty in the renewables sector of the energy industry.
A group of students has completed a 2,000 mile charity drive from Dover via Lands End to John O’Groats in a Ferguson TE20 tractor dating from the late 1940s.
A new business conference designed to help British farmers
meet the challenges of farming in today's changing climate, will take place on Tuesday 13th November 2012, at Stoneleigh Park.
The British Charolais Cattle Society has announced Gilbert Crawford of Maghera, County Londonderry as its new president.
A new film about the River Eden in Cumbria has been commission by Eden Rivers Trust with funding from the government and features many people involved in the river in their everyday lives.
Organisers of the Newport and District Agricultural Society said approximately 13,000 people had passed through the gates, despite the weather, to enjoy a day out at the 103rd Newport Show, held on Saturday 14th July.
National Milk Laboratories (NML) has opened a new state-of–the-art milk testing and disease monitoring laboratory at Four Ashes, Wolverhampton.
Skipton dairy farmer Jonathan Caygill has designed an easy to use cow lifter to help save increasingly valuable dairy and beef cows.
This is encouraging for pig producers who will come under increasing pressure to reduce nitrogen emissions, although the impact on growth and fat deposition must also be taken into account.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 55 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 27 over thirty month cattle, 2,262 spring lambs and 3,698 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th July 2012.
Dales father and son dairy farmers Jim and Jonathan Caygill secured their first-ever Craven Dairy Auction championship and were also reponsible for the reserve champion at the opening July show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
John Brereton, of Ludlow Food Centre, won this year’s EBLEX farm shop lamb butchery competition during the Sheep 2012 event at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground.
News has been announced for any landowner who would like to create
their own woodland. The Government is proposing an increase from £1800
to £2800 per hectare in the Woodland Creation Grant.
Amazone has extended its range of three row Cenius mulch cultivators with the new, trailed Cenius-T model.
Scotland continues to cement its reputation as a world leader in animal health at a conference to tackle the problem of drug resistance and livestock being held near Edinburgh this week.
A major milestone has been reached by Newton Rigg College in its plans to build a new dairy unit at one of the college's farms.
A larger show of 2,036 Spring Lambs averaged 194.0p per kilo (SQQ 194.7p), well in front of most centres this week, this is due to a shortage of good fleshed lambs owing to current climate problems.
Sheep producers attending NSA Sheep 2012 this week heard how the implementation of a practical new five-point plan could help the industry meet FAWC lameness reduction targets by 2016 (5% or less) and 2021 (2% or less).
Kiotechagil, the international supplier of high performance natural feed additives, has reformulated and improved its Neutox, broad spectrum toxin binder which has added mould control.
Red Rose beef ‘baron’ Jim Baines landed yet another prime time double at Skipton Auction Mart’s July show and sale.
Under the blaze of the midnight sun, a golden Massey Ferguson 7600 tractor arrived at Cape North, Norway on 30 June to complete the first half of an epic 13,000 km expedition across Europe to raise vital funds for an African school.
Dunbia has relaunched its export marketing arrangement with Beltex this month offering a bonus of over 30p/kg throughout 2012 on selected lambs destined for top end markets which the processor claims are more sheltered from the current European trading conditions.
The British Texel Sheep Society marked yet another milestone in the breed’s development and dominance of the British terminal sire market in 2011, with a record sales income at sales run under the Society’s auspices.
The Tenant Farmers Association has said that the continuing downward pressure on farm gate milk prices paid by dairy processors is leaving dairy farmers in an unacceptable position.
Hampshire Downs met a solid trade selling to a top of 1,240gns at Stratford on Sunday 1 July at the breed association’s premier show and sale which attracted both new breeders and commercial producers to the packed ringside.
McCormick tractors are being re-introduced into the Scottish Borders with the appointment of G Marshall (Tractors) Ltd at St Boswells as the sales and service dealer for the region.
Beware the Impact of Wet Grass on Cow Performance says Duncan Rose, Chief Technical Officer for Carrs Billington Agriculture.
A specialist team from Burnetts in Carlisle advised Askham Bryan College on their purchase of 340 acres on the historic Askham Richard estate in North Yorkshire.
McConnel unveiled its new 60-series Power Arms at the 2012 Royal Highland Show.
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