Amazone trailed sprayers are synonymous with quality and performance and who says that size doesn’t matter? Now topping out at an impressive 12,000 litre capacity on the tandem axled UX11200, the UX range caters though for all farm sizes and budgets.
1st prize 5 year old Feizor Shottle L Melody from WA & A Booth was quickly tapped out as Grand Champion, Exhibitor Bred Grand Champion and Best Udder in Show.
Performance improvements in the beef and sheep production sector in England have resulted in lower GHG emissions in almost every decade for the past 40 years, a new modelling project has estimated.
Beef producers should ensure that increasing immunity, reducing stress and minimising exposure to disease challenge are priorities at this time of year, according to the latest advice from EBLEX.
More than 25 highly skilled young stockpeople from across the UK will battle it out for the title of Young Stockperson of the Year at the East of England Smithfield Festival, Peterborough on 30 November and 1 December.
That’s the message from Richard Hunter, arboriculturalist with H&H Land and Property following the first suspected case of Ash Dieback Disease in the North East.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is rescheduling the Livestock Event. In 2013, the two day business to business event staged at The NEC, Birmingham will be held on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 July, dates far more convenient for livestock farmers and the supply trade.
Robust trading for quality broken dogs, which averaged over £2,000, was once more evident at the autumn working sheep dog sale at Skipton Auction Mart, which again attracted widespread interest from both vendors and buyers, notably strong Irish and Welsh contingents
Even if the silage season has finished most places, some operations are still producing round bales. In England, an increasing proportion of waste products are being baled – for exports all over Europe.
On the run up to the start of their 30th Anniversary, Amazone Ltd has keen deals on offer again for ED and EDX precision seeders.
Two years on from the Foresight Report into the Future of Food and Farming, four national organisations are working together to shape the science that will deliver food for future generations.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 44 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 47 over thirty month cattle, 6,956 prime lambs and 10,814 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th October 2012.
Skipton Auction Mart’s annual show of 2012-born suckled calves and 2011-born store cattle with show potential produced robust averages, with suckled calves up £49.23 per head on the year and over year cattle recording an increase of £55.86 per head.
Jan Boomars' Vexour Garth sold at a new breed and Stirling record of 100,000gns to the Livestock Capital Company, USA. He is a Dingle Hofmesiter son out of Vexour Della, a Maerdy Tally daughter.
The promise by Sainsbury's to ditch the Red Tractor logo could open the way for the company to import even more, much cheaper, non-UK beef, the National Beef Association has warned.
A new name will be engraved on the Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association trophy presented at their annual show and sale of shearling and aged rams at Skipton.
Father and son ‘milk men’ Malcolm and Robert Swires, of Haverah Park, Beckwithshaw, secured their 23rd Craven Dairy Auction championship at the main October show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Home-bred British Blue-cross bull and heifer calves secured a championship and reserve championship double for Bishop Thornton brothers Shaun and Peter Sowray at Skipton Auction Mart’s October rearing calf show.
Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 8,000gns at the breed society’s official show and sale in Stirling on Monday 22 October.
The farming show case and family day out attracted 12,061 visitors over the weekend, an increase of more than a thousand on the previous best of 10,700. And competitive entry figures smashed the records too, with more than 3,000 entries for the first time.
Leyburn’s Kenton Foster was responsible for the leading prices at the annual autumn show and sale of pedigree breeding females at Skipton Auction Mart.
Beef Shorthorn female records were smashed in Stirling on Monday 22 October with a new 13,000gns top and £2,110 average for 81 lots sold at the breed’s official show and sale.
The idea of an additional tank up front is not new, but the innovative iXtra concept offers much more than just extra tank volume.
From long-established problems like scab to developing diseases like Schmallenberg, a whole range of sheep health and welfare issues will be covered at an exciting new conference next month.
An award-winning ley containing the Festulolium Advanced Grass™ Perseus, mixed with perennial ryegrasses, has produced higher yields of better quality silage, than previous crops of IRG grown on their own.
A farming couple from County Durham are the winners of the prestigious Tye Trophy with the judges describing their enterprise as "exceptional and immaculate".
Winner of the Award is Antrim Estate, managed by Bryan Wilson, who was praised for his attention to detail management and maximising the marketing of Beef Shorthorn produce from the unit’s 100 cow organic herd.
The Rapidbay-UK and Erie herds dominated the Jersey line-up at the All-Breeds All-Britain Calf Show on 5th - 7th October at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
The top price at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s October Bull Sale, held at Borderway Mart on Saturday 20th October, was the 21,000gns paid for Procters General from the Lancashire based Procters Farm Ltd, Woodhouse Lane, Slaidburn, Clitheroe.
Greater precision in ration formulation and feeding is now possible across Kuhn’s range of Euromix and Profile diet feeders due to developments in the company’s electronic weighing and data management systems.
Creating a healthy and productive beef unit has been challenged over the last few months by inclement weather conditions and poor yields of both crops and grassland.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 45 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 5,788 prime lambs and 10,444 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th October 2012.
Top quality dairy heifers met a ready market at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Data collated by NMR and by the University of Reading has demonstrated the impact of Johne’s disease on dairy cows.
Now in its 6th year, Borderway Agri-Expo
has made its name as the leading livestock event in the North of England.
Protect the herds that are not infected with Johne’s disease and implement control plans to break the cycle in herds that are infected.
Don’t panic! We could do no better than heed Corporal Jones’s legendary Dad’s Army advice just now.
Askham Bryan College has appointed the first Director of the National Centre for the Uplands to drive forward the College's vision to create a focus for excellence and a national forum for debate on this important sector of agriculture and the countryside.
Primestock enthusiasts from across the United Kingdom will be battling it out for the top titles at this year's East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough on 30 November and 1 December.
Aberdeen Angus bulls led the way with a top price of 4,400gns at this week’s native breeds show and sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a top of 4000gns at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Saturday with the top price going to Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire-based Alasdair Houston’s third prize bull Gretnahouse Blackgame L506.
The Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association National Calf Show took place on Saturday 13th October at Tullamore with Iain McGillivray taking centre stage for the judging.
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for their Nectarworks project, it was announced today.
The bread-making winter wheat variety Gallant has been a star performer across trials this season, says its breeder Syngenta.
Vicon is introducing the new Vicon RO-EDW GEOspread spreader. With the introduction of this model Vicon is setting again new standards on even more accurate spreading by introducing GPS possibilities on the weighing spreaders.
Ellie Harrison of BBC TV's Countryfile will launch the third careers event, shining a spotlight on the wide range of highly skilled career paths and opportunities in the food, farming and environmental sectors.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 53 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 33 over thirty month cattle, 4,890 prime lambs and 7,509 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th October 2012.
Kverneland’s new generation of compact side delivery rakes comes with an improved gearbox design and optimized raking performance.
A new bespoke clothing website has been launched to help farmers promote and brand their business.
Masham, Mule and Swaledale gimmer lambs had their day in the show and sale rings, as Skipton Auction Mart's peak sheep season continued with the annual ewe lamb fixture.
As a result of a pioneering independent breed specific costings study The Blue Grey Cattle Group announce today that this breed out performs by some considerable amount the benchmark for Hill Suckler Herds.
Another notable day for first-rate milkers from the Newbirks Holstein pedigree herd of A Lawson & Son, of Mill Farm, Arthington, at the early October show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Local Swaledale sheep-breeding specialist Roy Nelson again scooped top price honours at 2,200gns, one of the highest prices achieved in recent years, at the annual evening show and sale of rams at Skipton Auction Mart.
The British Crop Production Council seeks justification of interim aquatic buffer zones which will reduce land available for food production.
Moody House Farm at West Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire is expected to attract interest from investors when it is launched to the market by George F White later this month.
Blue Faced Leicesters again set the trend when, as in previous years, proving the pick on price at the Skipton Ram Sales, CCM Auctions’ annual multi-breed sheep show and sale of pedigree and pure-bred rams and females.
The ladies of the Swaledale sheep world – all 4,247 of them - put their best feet forward at the annual show and sale of ewes and gimmer shearlings at Skipton Auction Mart.
Morrisons is seeking to increase its weekly kill of Beef Shorthorn sired cattle by 15% to over 400 head to supply its native breeds’ scheme. The supermarket chain’s plans reflect its long standing commitment to the breed coupled with consumer demand.
Five hundred British milk producers will join a four-year project that uses data from milk tests to measure key health characteristics in cows. A key aim of the project is to use this data to develop new tools for improving production efficiency.
Getting on or off the farming ladder is the subject of a conference at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate aimed at providing information and insight into this highly topical subject.
A centre record ram price of 1,000gns was set at Skipton at the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association official show and sale on Friday 5 October.
French Charolais Herd Book president Michel Baudot is to judge a line-up of 165 Charolais bulls at the breed society’s official show and sale at Stirling on Tuesday 24 October before they go under the hammer the next day alongside 29 females.
Construction has been completed on North East Lincolnshire’s first 500kW wind turbine which has been erected on a farm close to Grimsby.
Available from December 2012, John Deere’s versatile 6M Series tractors provide more power, functionality and operator comfort than their 6030 Series predecessors, offering new levels of efficiency and performance from a standard tractor range.
Manners Farms Ltd of Coniscliffe Grange, has taken the crunch decision to cut its energy costs by installing a 55kW wind turbine and is holding an Open Day at Coniscliffe Grange, Darlington on Thursday 18 October to share the experience with other landowners and farmers.
More than 30 British Texels from leading flocks across the south of England have headed to Switzerland in the latest export deal for the breed to Continental Europe.
On the 12th October 2012 there is exactly a year to go for “lords of the manor” to unravel and register their valuable manorial rights or they lose them forever.
A positive trade was seen for the final Lleyn Sheep Society sale of the year at Skipton Auction Mart on Thursday 4th October.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 56 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 4,766 prime lambs and 7,509 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th October 2012.
Annual shows for Swaledale and Dalesbred wether lambs formed the centrepiece of Skipton Auction Mart’s fortnightly store lambs sale, which had a catalogue entry of over 13,000 head.
H&H Land and Property are continuing to see impressive land prices being reached across Cumbria. Earlier this week at The Shepherd’s Inn at Rosehill, Carlisle, to a packed room and spirited bidders, a ring fenced farm near Wigton and bare land at Ainstable both sold well in excess of the guide price.
The worst September storm seen for 30 years across England has devastated the lives of many. Paddocks had become lakes and the damage to recently sown crops will not be truly known until harvest time next year.
After a relatively difficult 12 months for the property market things are finally beginning to look up in the North.
Vodafone and O2 have won approval from Ofcom to launch a new core grid that combines the existing network infrastructure of both firms. Chris Hicks, head of telecoms at Fisher German, provides advice to landlords with phone masts.
Borderway Agri-Expo has been selected for 2012 as one of the nominated shows for the Walkers Shortbread Aberdeen-Angus Show Herd of the Year Competition 2012.
York area sheep farmer Neil Tattersall, of Ellerton, netted a championship and reserve championship double with two quality pens of Beltex-cross prime lambs at the October show at Skipton Auction Mart.
H&H Land and Property now have their very own Batman. Jonathan Pounder has just been appointed as an Environmental Advisor for the company. He brings with him a wealth of ecological skills and experience and holds a Natural England Bat Licence.
A Comprima F 125 XC model went out to bale and produced a record breaking number of 149 round bales in one hour - a new world record.
Hampshire Down ewes sold to a top of 550gns in Carlisle on Saturday 29th September at the breed society’s official fixture.
Charolais met a solid demand selling to a top of 4,600gns when W B Gubbin and Son, Launceston, Cornwall, dispersed their Penhole herd at Exeter Livestock Centre on Friday 28 September.
Exceptional clearance rates across the board were achieved at a very successful Lleyn Sheep Society sale of registered sheep at Welshpool Market on Saturday 29th September 2012.
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