To reinforce the development of Vicon and Kverneland fertiliser spreaders in the future, Kverneland Group has recently opened a brand new Spreader & Fertiliser Test Facility in the Netherlands.
The organisers are delighted to announce that livestock schedules for this year's East of England Smithfield Festival are now available and entries for the event are being accepted.
The Vision of the Future event from Massey Ferguson was a spectacular landmark in the 2012 agricultural calendar.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 58 prime cattle, 11 young bulls, 36 over thirty month cattle, 4,189 prime lambs and 7,240 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th August 2012.
Escalating production costs and risks, uncertain premiums, growing workload pressures and attractive feed prices are all serving to undermine the confidence of even the most historically committed of UK milling wheat growers.
Norfolk contract farming business Albanwise Farming Ltd has just taken delivery of eight new John Deere tractors worth in the region of £1 million, from dealer Ben Burgess Aylsham.
A founder member of Europe’s biggest ram sale has called on the UK Governments to do more to keep sheep on the hills and prevent them from reverting to wilderness.
It has been announced today that the region’s two foremost Poultry Farming families who produce high quality eggs for consumers across the North of England and Scotland are to join forces.
Letters to farmers and landowners about to be affected by changes to the NVZ [Nitrate Vulnerable Zone] status of their land are on their way, however the 28 day countdown to the end of the appeal process has already begun.
Beltex rams met a solid trade selling to a top of 1,350gns in Chelford on Thursday 23 August at the breed society’s annual show and sale.
Charolais met a ready demand selling to a top of 6,700gns at Carlisle on Friday 24 August when entries from three Charolais herds came under the hammer.
At the Glendale Show on Bank Holiday Monday, the livestock classes braved the elements together with their owners to produce the first ever Champion of Champions in the show’s history.
Just shy of 100 head of Aberdeen-Angus cattle came from all corners of Ireland came together at Virginia Show to compete for the Growvite All-Ireland Championships on Wednesday 22nd August.
The 2012 Welsh National Texel Sale at Welshpool on Saturday, August 25th, was a resounding success, with commercial buyers competing strongly with pedigree men at the top of the trade.
The annual sale of registered Lleyn sheep was held at Exeter Livestock Market on Thursday 23rd August 2012, with Dylan Jones of Lluest flock judging the show classes.
A £2.3 million bid has been sent to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project to encourage local people and visitors to enjoy, cherish and defend the River Eden in Cumbria.
Texel ram lambs met a blistering trade at Lanark on Wednesday at the Scottish National Texel Sale, with a top price of 60,000gns and 11 lambs selling for five figure prices and a further 17 lambs trading at 5000gns or more.
A Carlisle farming lawyer who grew up close to the England / Scotland border has become dual-qualified: Diane Barnes from Burnetts is now able to advise clients buying or selling land and property in England & Scotland.
From Northumberland to Cornwall, farmers in 75 priority catchment areas of England have this year submitted more than 3,000 applications for funding to the Catchment Sensitive Farming grants scheme.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 52 prime cattle, 14 young bulls, 39 over thirty month cattle, 5,326 prime lambs and 6,899 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd August 2012.
The 10,340 head of store lambs sold at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest fortnightly sale was the largest entry for many years, featuring 108 individual vendors from throughout the north of England.
According to research conducted by Eichberg Consulting, a German market strategy consultant for agribusiness and trade shows, John Deere leads the list of Europe’s most innovative agricultural equipment manufacturers.
Pedigree dairy bulls were on parade for a standalone show at the main August Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart, with nine of the 11 forward successfully sold.
Skipton Auction Mart’s 2012 breeding sheep season began with the traditional pipe opener, the annual show and sale of gimmer shearlings, one of the largest fixtures of its kind in the North of England.
Alnwick is to have a newly refurbished, modern veterinary surgery in Wagonway Road. A significant amount has been invested in upgrading Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group’s Alnwick based Wagonway Road Practice.
Beef producers can find out more about Glenapp Estate’s award winning suckler herd at an open day staged by the Beef Shorthorn Society and NFU Scotland on Thursday 30 August.
Barenbrug’s forage research and development manager David Long has some timely advice for livestock farmers.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 75 prime cattle, 31 young bulls, 21 over thirty month cattle, 3,855 prime lambs and 7,630 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th August 2012.
The inaugural sale of registered Lleyn sheep, at Bakewell Livestock Centre on Wednesday 15th August, was very well supported by both the local breeders and the livestock market.
The new lever-steered Profihopper zDrive offers complete zero-turn manoeuvrability making it ideal for use from sports pitches to paddocks and, whether mulching or collecting, even long, lush, wet grass is no problem for the Profihopper.
County Fermanagh Limousin breeders Herbie Crawford, and sons Raymond and Stephen, are still topping the leader boards at shows in southern Ireland.
Holstein bull Massey has proved himself on both sides of the Atlantic in the August bull proof runs. He has topped the USA’s TPI bull list with an impressive score of 2324 while doubling his number of proven daughters.
The August 2012 indexes published this week have seen World Wide Sires UK emerge with a remarkable four of the top 10 bulls ranked on Type Merit. This is streets ahead of any other company which muster a maximum of two.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s autumn cultivation demonstration takes over 90 acres of rape stubble so there's plenty to go at!
Once again Bullsemen.com has more top bulls in the August Holstein Bull Proof list than any other genetics supplier, with the company taking five of the top 10 places and topping key production and trait rankings.
Many questions are going to be asked of cultivation equipment manufacturers at this year’s demonstration as farms across East Anglia are starting to suffer more and more from increasing blackgrass populations.
H&H Land and Property have this week announced the sale of West Moor Farm, an eye-catching opportunity for someone looking to make their mark on a home renovation project.
Krone’s Big Pack High Speed baler has a much bigger appetite now, taking in and putting through more material than ever - courtesy of its new and optional 'Active Pick-up'.
With the launch of new Farmall U, Farmall C and Farmall A series tractors, the Farmall name, deeply rooted in the history of Case IH returns to the forefront of farming.
An excellent clearance rate was seen at this week’s August sheep dog sale held at Harrison & Hetherington’s Lazonby Mart.
The cows most likely to be infected with Johne’s disease can now be identified automatically as part of a herd screening service to be launched this September by NMR.
Livestock farmers facing winter forage shortages due to silage-making disruptions or under-performing forage maize crops could in many parts of England and Wales still sow hybrid brassicas in August to provide valuable late-autumn grazing and take the pressure off conserved feed stocks.
NMR and RABDF have named six dairy businesses as finalists in this year’s Gold Cup. They will compete for the industry’s top award which will be presented at the Livestock Show, NEC on Tuesday September 4.
An excellent show with some very strong classes was how County Cork judge Peter O’Connell described the Simmental entry at Enniskillen Show.
Fearing, in conjunction with the SAC, has recently launched a ‘Tag and Test’ service that allows farmers to take tissue samples from newborn calves and identify PI animals within just a few days.
If nothing else, the British weather, in the western half of the country at least, is supposed to be good for growing grass but that’s been far from the case this season.
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company supplied eggs used in an attempt to crack the world record for the longest throw of a raw egg.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 42 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 27 over thirty month cattle, 3,717 prime lambs and 7,138 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th August 2012.
With new classes and non-stop action throughout the day in the main arena, the 115th Kilnsey Show & Sports on Bank Holiday Tuesday, August 28, is again set to provide a thrilling climax to the local agricultural show season.
In a season that is ‘out of sync’, there was a fair trade at the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sales early sale in Builth Wells, with a top price of 1280 guineas for a Charollais.
Todmorden and Trawden exhibitors were responsible for the title winners at Skipton Auction Mart’s August prime shows and sales.
Quality if not quantity were in evidence at the opening August Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart, when half of the eight-strong turnout, all newly calven heifers and three prizewinners among them, each sold for £2,200.
Tillage-Live, the National Cultivations Event, which celebrates its 20th year in 2012 is heading north to East Lothian where visitors will find a wide array of leading cultivation equipment at work.
Farmers with failing maize are starting to plough them in so they can establish other forage crops instead, says Agrovista seeds manager Nigel Walley.
The latest ADHB Market Intelligence/EBLEX forecasts for the UK cattle sector indicate that production in 2012 will be down on year earlier levels as a result of continued supply constraints.
Scottish cattle breeder Alasdair Houston, of Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire has been elected chairman of the British Charolais Cattle Society’s council of management.
Billed as one of the most anticipated Simmental sales of 2012, the event takes place on Saturday, September 8.
This year's Scottish National Texel sale at Lanark on 22 and 23 August is set to be a bumper event for the Texel breed with some of the very best sheep in the breed on offer.
Read Agriservices, an established farm machinery dealership that helps farmers with their equipment needs, has started a new venture supplying McCormick tractors.
The 137.52 acres on the outskirts of Carlisle consists of good grazing or cropping land and is an ideal opportunity for a livestock or arable farmer.
Brushing up on the welfare of your cows is now even easier says GEA Farm Technologies as it launches new range of cow brushes.
The first Southdown Society sale of the season saw a strong trade at Maidstone on Saturday, with clearance rates and averages in all sections rising on last year's trade.
H&H Land and Property are continuing to see impressive land prices being reached across Cumbria. Last night 46.45 acres of cropping and grazing land sold for £7,000 per acre reaching a total of £325,000.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 67 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 3,386 prime lambs and 6,161 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd August 2012.
What must be the youngest-ever champion in the history of Skipton Auction Mart emerged when Isobel North, just turned three-years-old, clinched the title at the annual Young Farmers show and sale of prime lambs at Skipton Auction Mart.
Skipton Auction’s Mart’s summer sale of working sheep dogs produced two outstanding successes – the second highest price in the world ever paid at an official sale, plus a four-figure price for a pup under six months.
Holstein Northern Ireland has announced details of the Causeway Classic IV, which takes place at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
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