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.
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.
Correct management of temperature and pH is key to maintaining optimum meat eating quality, delegates at EBLEX’s inaugural Processor Conference were told.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has won a second National Award to support peatland restoration in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Coming this February to Stratford, Ontario is the Canadian Dairy XPO, a dairy event exclusively for progressive dairy operators and their families.
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.
The UK’s first fully farmer-owned brand of fine peas has succeeded in signing a major deal with Independent Supermarket Chain Booths.
Beltex sold to a top of 4,500gns in Lanark on Thursday 20 September at the breed’s Scotland club fixture.
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.
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, recognised as a worldwide leader in the production and development of integrated baler wrappers, is launching the McHale Fusion 3.
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.
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.
Lee Alderson has been selected as the 2012 Best Gamekeeping Student by the National Gamekeepers' Organisation
after being nominated by the College.
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.
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.
For the first time the event will include The Northern Show Cross Series Final, a new competition encompassing both show jumping and cross country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
At this new annual sale of Lleyn sheep at Roscommon Livestock Mart on Saturday 15th September 2012, bids were coming in thick and fast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tillage-Live this year makes it way up north to Haddington in the Borders by kind permission of Hamilton Farming Enterprises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lleyn Sheep Society sale at Stirling, on Monday, 10th September, saw ewe lambs average £122, an increase of £15 on the year.
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 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.
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.
The new VPTech nozzle assembly introduced by Hypro is designed to provide the ideal spray configuration for pre-and post-emergence autumn sprays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business was to the fore at Livestock 2012, staged at The NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September.
The 2012 UK Grain event will allow visitors to consider post-harvest technology and the challenge of grain marketing in a difficult season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 consumer awareness campaign to stem imports and more informed buying decisions.
A large number of buyers gathered Friday, 31st August, 2012, at Gallowshill Farm, Cambo in Northumberland for Hans Pörksen’s ram sale.
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.
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.
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 Ltd has launched AniLEDlight, a new range of LED lights specifically designed for use in dairy buildings
When thinking about purchasing replacements and rams it is important to consider health status alongside genetic potential according to EBLEX.
The Tenant Farmers Association has launched a new membership package for students studying agriculture or related subjects.
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.
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.
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.
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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