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Carlisle Lleyns Peak at 18,000gns 2012-Sep-28
The Lleyn Sheep Society sale of registered Lleyn sheep at Carlisle Mart on Thursday 27th September 2012 peaked when Balliliney Action Man son for 18,000gns.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Sep-28
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 51 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 30 over thirty month cattle, 5,571 prime lambs and 9,571 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th September 2012.
EBLEX Conference Highlights How to Enhance Meat Quality 2012-Sep-27
Correct management of temperature and pH is key to maintaining optimum meat eating quality, delegates at EBLEX’s inaugural Processor Conference were told.
Farmer Achieves Full Productivity with Barenbrug 2012-Sep-27
Northeast Scotland farmer Neil Fettes is looking forward to a second year of full productivity from his fields in spite of this year’s challenging growing conditions after using Barenbrug forage grass seed.
Record Entries for Countryside Live 2012-Sep-26
More than 3,000 entries have already been received for the classes which take place at the farming showcase at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October.
Selling Land Can Be a Difficult Process 2012-Sep-26
It is a big day when you decide to sell your farm. A lot of labour will have gone into improving and working it. It will have cost hours of heartache and sweat, and be the dearest thing you own.
Mule Ewe Lambs Dearer Than Expected at Skipton 2012-Sep-26
The all-conquering Caton family struck yet again to land a sparkling championship double at the second annual ewe lamb show and sale for members of the North of England Mule Sheep Association.
Peatland Programme Awarded £500,000 Grant from Biffa Award
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has won a second National Award to support peatland restoration in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Canadian Dairy XPO to Share Gate Revenue with Exhibitors 2012-Sep-25
Coming this February to Stratford, Ontario is the Canadian Dairy XPO, a dairy event exclusively for progressive dairy operators and their families.
Stirling Beltex Sheep Peak at 1,250gns 2012-Sep-24
Sale leader was Ochtermuthill Rian, an Airyolland Neopet son and out of a homebred ewe from DS and RC Taylor, Muthill, Crieff. He changed hands at 1,250gns to Monzie Farms, Crieff.
Yorkshire Peas Company Seals Deal with Booths 2012-Sep-24
The UK’s first fully farmer-owned brand of fine peas has succeeded in signing a major deal with Independent Supermarket Chain Booths.
Lanark Beltex Champion Tops at 4,500gns 2012-Sep-24
Beltex sold to a top of 4,500gns in Lanark on Thursday 20 September at the breed’s Scotland club fixture.
Skipton Texel Sale a Resounding Success 2012-Sep-24
A healthy increase in overall selling averages and a new name on the supreme champion’s trophy, were highlights of an outstanding 31st Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Association annual two-day show and sale of pedigree rams and females at Skipton Auction Mart.
International Conference for Wood Energy’s Leading Man 2012-Sep-24
The North East took a major role in the debate on alternative energy supplies last week, when Neil Harrison, of Northumberland company re:heat, addressed a European Conference on energy from wood.
McHale Launch the Fusion 3 Baler Wrapper 2012-Sep-24
McHale, recognised as a worldwide leader in the production and development of integrated baler wrappers, is launching the McHale Fusion 3.
New Features on Case IH Axial-Flow Combines for 2013 2012-Sep-21
Case IH has unveiled new features on its latest Axial-Flow combines for 2013, including a redesigned cab and a folding auger with an industry-exclusive pivoting spout option, helping to make these high-output machines even more productive.
NBA Board Steps Up for the Beef Industry 2012-Sep-21
The new National Beef Association Board put in place at the end of July held their first Board meeting in London this week and gave a progressive and decisive steer on the future of the association.
Newton Rigg's Lee Alderson Wins National Gamekeeping Award
Lee Alderson has been selected as the 2012 Best Gamekeeping Student by the National Gamekeepers' Organisation after being nominated by the College.
Upland Specialist Receives Blamire Medal 2012-Sep-21
This week one of Cumbria’s most respected members of the farming industry Mervyn Edwards was presented with the prestigious 2012 Blamire Award at Borrowdale Shepherds Meet.
Gamble Gimmers Grab Glory at Skipton Lambs Show 2012-Sep-21
Texel gimmer lambs from Ken Gamble, of Brickyard Farm in Knott Lane, Easingwold, were once more the pick of the Continental show entries at the seasonal store lamb fixture at Skipton Auction Mart.
Northern Show Cross at Countryside Live 2012-Sep-21
For the first time the event will include The Northern Show Cross Series Final, a new competition encompassing both show jumping and cross country.
Coates Mules Four-Timer at Skipton Gimmer Shearling Show
A fourth title in successive years fell to another quality pen of ten Mules from David Coates, of Pot Haw Farm, Coniston Cold, at Skipton Auction Mart’s second annual show of gimmer shearlings.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Sep-21
Another epic show of 9125 ewes and rams was forward on Thursday to a crowded ring of buyers with trade only 20-30p on average back on last week.
Charollais Stalwarts Dominate Skipton Pedigree Ram Sale 2012-Sep-21
Two mainstays of the Charollais sheep breeding world and the British Charollais Sheep Society – the Cumbrian-based Geldards and the Marwoods from near York – dominated the society’s annual show and sale of commercial rams at Skipton.
Soil & Water Live 2012 2012-Sep-20
Water is vital for British Agriculture but unpredictable rainfall has been playing havoc on farms right across the UK. In the last 2 years alone we have seen the second driest spring in 100 years and the wettest summer for 100 years.
Northern Paper Board Shortlisted for Awards 2012-Sep-20
North Yorkshire packaging firm Northern Paper Board, a major supplier to the UK meat and poultry sector, has been shortlisted for two national awards, plus a regional accolade.
Strategic Woodfuel Planning 2012-Sep-20
With the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive and more rural businesses looking to capitalise on their own resources, woodfuel energy offers an alternative and cost effective solution.
Expectations on Placement Students 2012-Sep-19
Getting a position within one of the North of England’s leading land agent’s H&H Land and Property has been a triumph for Harper Adams University student’s Gavin Johnston and Matthew Wallace.
All in the Breeding at Alpaca Classic 2012 2012-Sep-19
The first ever Alpaca Classic Elite Auction held at Bozedown Farm in Reading attracted over 30 pedigree alpaca entries and was the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, an exciting step forward for Alpaca breeders UK wide.
Dairying Key to Newton Rigg Plans 2012-Sep-19
When York-based Askham Bryan College’s Liz Philip and her team made their pitch to take over Newton Rigg College, Penrith, in December 2010 they pledged they would bring back the dairy cows.
Visitors are Coming for Fells and Fodder 2012-Sep-18
Recent STEAM figures reported that £429m was spent by visitors to Cumbria on food and drink in 2011, food and drink represented the highest spend of any other tourism activity in the county – even accommodation.
Kongskilde Completes Plant Modernisation In Poland 2012-Sep-18
Kongskilde Industries has unveiled step 2 in the major modernising of its plant in Kutno, Poland where 12.2 million Euros have been invested since the beginning of 2009.
Northumberland County Show 2013 2012-Sep-18
After months of careful planning, the organisers of Northumberland County Show unveiled plans for next year’s show at an Open Day at Hexham Auction Mart’s function rooms on Monday.
Lawsons Land Craven Dairy Championship Hat-Trick 2012-Sep-18
A lot number of 13 proved anything but unlucky for dairy farmers A Lawson & Son, of Mill Farm, Arthington, when they turned out their third successive Craven Dairy Auction champion at the main September show and sale.
Skipton Calf First for Silsden Moor Spences 2012-Sep-18
A Limousin-cross bull calf from South Craven father and son dairy farmers Michael and Simon Spence broke the stranglehold held of late by British Blue youngsters when awarded the championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s September rearing calf show.
Lleyn Prices Flying High at New Roscommon Sale 2012-Sep-18
At this new annual sale of Lleyn sheep at Roscommon Livestock Mart on Saturday 15th September 2012, bids were coming in thick and fast.
Tillage-Live Will Help Cultivate New Ideas 2012-Sep-18
After a challenging harvest, visitors to Tillage-Live will be able to take a fresh look at options for cultivations, soil management and gain valuable CPD points.
Oakchurch Angus Supreme at Summer National Show 2012-Sep-17
One of the most successful Aberdeen-Angus show bulls of this year, Oakchurch Diplomat J118, took the overall honours and the championship prize fund of £1000.
Lleyn Averages Up Across the Board at Carmarthen 2012-Sep-17
The averages in every section were up on the year across all sections at the Lleyn Sheep Society Sale of registered sheep at Carmarthen Livestock Market on Thursday 13th September.
Still Time to Repair Damaged Grassland 2012-Sep-17
There is still time to repair pastures badly damaged by the wet summer, but farmers need to act quickly before night-time temperatures start to plummet.
Yorkshire Farmer’s Son Wins Over £8,000 of Nitram Fertiliser
Farmer’s son Robert Wheelhouse, 18, from Holly Farm, Hooton Roberts, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire is the lucky winner of a lorry load (27 tonnes) of Nitram fertiliser, worth over £8,000.
Five Year Finance Now Available on Kuhn Balers and Wrappers

Five year finance is now available on all Kuhn round balers, bale wrappers and baler wrapper combinations in an extension of a scheme that proved popular for balers only for a limited period last autumn.
Amazone at Tillage Live 2012 2012-Sep-14
Tillage-Live this year makes it way up north to Haddington in the Borders by kind permission of Hamilton Farming Enterprises.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Sep-13
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 68 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 42 over thirty month cattle, 4,432 prime lambs and 9,174 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th September 2012.
Good Clearance of Lleyn Sheep at Thainstone 2012-Sep-13
At the Lleyn Sheep Society sale of registered Lleyn sheep at Thainstone Mart on Wednesday, 12th September, a good clearance in all categories was seen with 100% of the ewe lambs sold and the rams seeing a 90% clearance.
Key Wheat Seed Treatment Vital 2012-Sep-13
Major foliar disease threats and huge black-grass pressures mean many first and second wheats should be treated with a fluquinconazole seed dressing as routine this autumn to reduce the risk of another season of serious disease and weed losses.
Mule Maestros Strike Again at Skipton NEMSA Opener 2012-Sep-12
Ashley and Rachel Caton again dominated the opening annual ewe lamb show and sale for members of the North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA) at Skipton Auction Mart.
Natural England Must Follow Defra Advice on Coastal Access
The CLA in the North says Natural England must stick to Defra’s recommendations when rolling out coastal access in Cumbria and Durham so the problems experienced by landowners in the first phase are not repeated.
Buoyant Trade for Ballinlare Farm and Ranfurly SImmentals2012-Sep-12
Records were smashed at the Ballinlare Farm and Ranfurly Simmental production sale, held at Moira on Saturday, September 8, when a maiden heifer attracted a top bid of 16,500gns.
Ugie Charolais Females in Demand at Stirling 2012-Sep-11
Charolais females met a strong demand selling to a top of 9,000gns when the Ugie herd, owned by Jimmy Wilson, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, went under the hammer at Stirling on Saturday 8 September.
Lleyn Ewe Lambs Average £122 at Stirling 2012-Sep-11
The Lleyn Sheep Society sale at Stirling, on Monday, 10th September, saw ewe lambs average £122, an increase of £15 on the year.
Cropper Repeat Triumph at Skipton Beltex Sale 2012-Sep-11
Accrington farmer and retail butcher George Cropper secured back-to-back championship successes, plus top price honours at 4,000gns, or £4,200 - a record venue price - at the Beltex sheep show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Kuhn at Tillage Live 2012 2012-Sep-10
Kuhn will demonstrate a 4.5 metre hydraulic folding model from its Venta NCR pneumatic drill combination range at Tillage Live 2012, a machine that folds in transport to a compact 2.85 metres.
Amazone Field Trials Enter Fourth Year 2012-Sep-10
In a difficult combining time, coordinating a trials programme is even more stressful than usual but NIAB’s Peter Burgis has seen it all before.
New VPTech Nozzle Ideal for Autumn Grassweed Spraying 2012-Sep-10
The new VPTech nozzle assembly introduced by Hypro is designed to provide the ideal spray configuration for pre-and post-emergence autumn sprays.
Big Interest in Small Cattle Sale 2012-Sep-10
An increasing interest in the virtues of the smallest breed of British cattle, the Dexter, is likely to attract plenty of buyers at the third show and sale at the Rare, Minority and Traditional Breeds Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Saturday September 22.
New Record Price for Lleyn Sheep at Ballymena 2012-Sep-10
At the sale of registered Lleyn Sheep in Ballymena Livestock Market on Saturday 8th September, good sheep sold very well with a top of £225/head in the females and a top of 2050gns – a new high in Northern Ireland for the breed.
Carlisle Texels Peak at 14,000gns 2012-Sep-10
This season's Texel ram trade continued in a strong vein at the Solway and Tyne Texel Club's sale at Carlisle on Friday, with a top call of 14,000gns in the ram lambs and shearling tups selling to a top call of 5400gns.
Sale of Registered Lleyn Sheep at Ross-on-Wye 2012-Sep-07
A positive day was seen at Ross on Wye on Thursday, 6th September, with a strong trade and plenty of buyers to take Lleyn sheep.
Maize Crop 'Surprisingly' Good in Poor Maize Year 2012-Sep-07
A crop of Surprise forage maize towers above dairy farmer Andrew Robinson on his 224ha farm near Ashborne Derbyshire – even after one of the worst years for growing maize in the UK.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Sep-06
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 31 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 39 over thirty month cattle, 5,698 prime lambs and 8,498 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th September 2012.
Best of British Native and Rare Breeds on Show at Skipton 2012-Sep-06
Annual shows for Wensleydale and Jacob sheep took centre stage at Skipton Auction’s Mart’s yearly highlight for the UK’s rare and native breed animals.
Verity Mashams Victorious Again at Skipton 2012-Sep-06
Skipton Auction Mart’s peak sheep sales season continues to produce massive turnouts, with another five figure entry at the latest fortnightly store lamb fixture, when almost 11,000 head of lambs were penned for sale.
Gascoyne Brothers Rule Roost Again at Skipton 2012-Sep-06
The Craven Feather Auctions summer show and sale of poultry and waterfowl at Skipton Auction Mart saw brothers Andrew and Richard Gascoyne, of Pontefract, make it a hat-trick of championship successes in recent years at the popular seasonal fixture.
Livestock 2012: Business to the Fore at The NEC 2012-Sep-06
Business was to the fore at Livestock 2012, staged at The NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September.
Grow Your Business at UK Grain 2012-Sep-06
The 2012 UK Grain event will allow visitors to consider post-harvest technology and the challenge of grain marketing in a difficult season.
Precision Dairy Herd Development Service Launched 2012-Sep-05
An independent and thoroughly practical performance assessment service was launched at Livestock 2012 by Agrii Consultancy Services to help busy dairy farmers and herdsmen focus their management attention on the most pressing and rewarding areas for improving profitability.
Kirkby Stephen’s Mart Marches On 2012-Sep-05
Exactly ten years to the week since acquiring Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart, Harrison & Hetherington have officially opened the mart’s new facilities, aimed at improving its efficiency and the catering provision.
Worcestershire Dairy Farm Takes 2012 Gold Cup 2012-Sep-05
Mike Miller and family from Evesham, Worcestershire have scooped the dairy industry’s top award, the NMR/RABDF Gold Cup. Presented at Livestock 2012, the Millers were placed top of the six finalists in this year’s competition.
Annual Sale of Registered Lleyn Sheep at Ruthin 2012-Sep-04
A buzz was in the air at the Lleyn Sheep Society sale at Ruthin on Monday 3rd September 2012 as increased entry numbers brought more to the market with very high clearance rates seen in all sections.
Focus on Funding for Dairy Farmers 2012-Sep-04
A new industry-backed guide to funding and support available for dairy farmers has been launched by Natural England today (Tuesday 4 September) at Livestock 2012, which is taking place today and tomorrow at the NEC Birmingham.
RABDF Launches #HonestDairyLabels 2012-Sep-04
RABDF consumer awareness campaign to stem imports and more informed buying decisions.
Hans Pörksen’s 3rd On-Farm High Index Sheep Sale 2012-Sep-04
A large number of buyers gathered Friday, 31st August, 2012, at Gallowshill Farm, Cambo in Northumberland for Hans Pörksen’s ram sale.
Déjà Vu at Skipton Market Prime Shows 2012-Sep-04
Déjà vu was the order of the day at Skipton Auction Mart’s September prime shows when the previous month’s prime lamb and cattle supreme champions retained their titles, with both again falling to the same buyer.
RABDF Welcomes Arla’s New Milk Sourcing Model 2012-Sep-04
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has welcomed Arla’s new milk sourcing model which it believes should create a precedent for other processors to follow suit.
Party Time at Countryside Live 2012 2012-Sep-04
Birthday celebrations are on the programme for this year's Countryside Live, as the little sister of the Great Yorkshire Show celebrates its tenth birthday.
Intershape is Lighting the Way to Higher Dairy Yields 2012-Sep-04
Intershape Ltd has launched AniLEDlight, a new range of LED lights specifically designed for use in dairy buildings
Be Vigilant for Maedi Visna 2012-Sep-04
When thinking about purchasing replacements and rams it is important to consider health status alongside genetic potential according to EBLEX.
TFA Launches Student Membership Package 2012-Sep-04
The Tenant Farmers Association has launched a new membership package for students studying agriculture or related subjects.
Horsch UK Expands Sales Team 2012-Sep-04
Will Mallon has joined Horsch UK as area sales manager for the east of England. Coming from an extensive agricultural background, Mr Mallon’s appointment expands Horsch’s sales team.
New McCormick X70 Series at NORMAC and Tillage-Live 2012-Sep-03
As sales of McCormick XTX and TTX six-cylinder tractor ranges draw to a close after a successful run, their replacement in the 150hp to 230hp sector – the new McCormick X70 Series – is set to make its public working debut at two high profile events.
Youth Inspires UK Jerseys AGM 2012-Sep-03
The 2012 AGM of the UK Jerseys Society was held in its Pavilion at Stoneleigh Park. Members were inspired by three pre-meeting presentations from young people with an enthusiasm for the breed that generated a feeling of optimism for the future.
Meeting the Major Slug Control Challenge 2012-Sep-03
Following record-breaking spring and summer rainfall, this autumn is set to be one the most challenging for slug control in many years, warns Agrii crop protection technical manager, Chris Bean.
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