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Farm Business Tenancy Opportunity 2012-Nov-30
The opportunities for people to get their foot onto the farming ladder are becoming increasingly few and far between. The first rung is often a farm business tenancy, which in so many instances is only for a short length of time.
Borderway Dairy Expo Date Announced for 2013
Harrison & Hetherington have today announced details of the second Borderway UK Dairy Expo to take place on Saturday 9th of March 2013.
Farmhouse Fare Lands Pork Pie Hat-Trick 2012-Nov-30
Farmhouse Fare in Skipton won its third successive supreme championship at the annual Great Northern Pork Pie Competition, which ran alongside the 2012 Christmas primestock shows at Skipton Auction Mart.
Stephen Honoured to Judge at Royal Highland Winter Fair 2012
Stephen Kirkup from Rothbury was rewarded for his years of endeavour in the livestock procurement business with the honour of being asked to judge the Royal Highland Winter Fair 2012 held at Ingleston, Edinburgh on 24th November.
John Deere DirectDrive Sets Benchmark for Fuel Efficiency 2012-Nov-30
The newly designed DirectDrive transmission with double clutch technology has proved to be a highly fuel efficient and time saving alternative to existing continuously variable transmissions (CVTs).
Asda/ABP BeefLink Celebrates Five Years 2012-Nov-30
Asda/ABP's groundbreaking BeefLink producer group scheme celebrated its fifth birthday this week, a significant achievement in an ever turbulent red meat market.
Liver Fluke Challenge Causing Concern 2012-Nov-30
Recent heavy rains across the UK have maintained the high risk of liver fluke in sheep and cattle, and SCOPS Chairman Peter Baber has stressed the need for farmers to urgently contact their vet or prescriber to discuss a fluke control programme.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Nov-29
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 60 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 32 over thirty month cattle, 5,179 prime lambs and 5,635 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th November 2012.
Crop Market Update from Gleadell 2012-Nov-29
Spring seed demand has remained high over the past week with the continued wet weather causing more issues in regard to autumn planting opportunities.
Christmas Dairy Cheer for Second Year for Jennings Farms 2012-Nov-29
Andrew Jennings, of Jennings Farms, based at Hill House, Fountains, Ripon, bagged the Christmas Craven Dairy Auction championship at Skipton Auction Mart for the second year in succession.
Christmas Calf Cheer for Sowray Brothers at Skipton 2012-Nov-29
Brothers Shaun and Peter Sowray, of Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton, clinched their second championship and reserve championship double in consecutive months with two home-bred British Blue bull calves at the annual Christmas show and sale.
Sheep Scab Priority for Sheep Health and Welfare Group 2012-Nov-28
At the inaugural conference of SHAWG last week, a clear mandate was given to the group when the 224 attendees voted in favour of creating an industry-led sheep scab control programme.
Helping Farmers Deal With the Wet Weather
Wet weather is continuing to have a serious impact across large parts of the country and in addition to the well-publicised floods and transport disruption, many farmers and farm businesses are also facing very difficult conditions.
Skipton Christmas Primestock Shows are Biggest and Best Yet
An action-packed day of solid trade at Skipton Auction Mart’s fifth annual Lingfield Christmas primestock shows and sales, the biggest and best on record to date.
Keeping Up to Date with Current Planning Issues
Planning fees are due to go up by 15% on the 22 November and two consultations have been issued this year on proposed changes to what can be done without the need to apply for planning permission.
New Extra 100 Series Mowers from Vicon 2012-Nov-27
With many farmers seeking greater fuel efficiency when mowing, Vicon has introduced three new plain disc mowers for the 2013 season that deliver outstanding cutting quality from a low power requirement.
Kverneland Introduces Premium Range of Duo Diet Feeders
A new generation of Siloking Kverneland Duo vertical twin-auger diet feeders has been introduced to sit above the existing range of Duo models.
Kuhn Poly-Longer Hedgecutter Gets Big-Headed
Kuhn has added a 1.5m flail head option on its 5.5m Poly-Longer long-reach hedgecutter to increase the machine’s working capacity and improve its overall reach.
Lynedraw Galaxy Stars in Carlisle Charolais Bull Sale 2012-Nov-26
Charolais met a consistent demand selling to a top of 8,000gns at the official breed society show and sale at Carlisle on Friday 23 November.
Offal Exports on the Rise Despite Lower Production
Strong demand has helped push exports of sheep meat offal up to the £3.5 million mark despite lower production, according to EBLEX.
Farm Planning Precisely 2012-Nov-26
Considering erecting a new farm building, extending one you already have or completing any drastic repairs? The idea of applying for planning permission for any project, no matter how big or small can seem a bit daunting.
Kongskilde Introduces Vibro Crop Intelli at Agromek 2012 2012-Nov-23
Kongskilde is introducing a new mechanical row crop cultivator at Agromek 2012 - Vibro Crop Intelli - with camera steering and GPS section control for working in irregular-shaped fields.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Nov-22
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 48 prime cattle, 40 over thirty month cattle, 5,244 prime lambs and 6,479 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd November 2012.
Northumberland Beef Event Praised for Advice and Support 2012-Nov-22
SAC Consulting have been praised for delivering a first class beef event earlier this week. With over 100 farmers attending from across Northumberland and as far away as Nottingham the event proved a major success.
Queen’s Award for JCB Backhoe Success 2012-Nov-22
The global success of JCB’s most iconic product was honoured this week with the presentation of a Queen’s Award marking a huge growth in overseas sales.
Consultation on Research Priorities for Primary Food Production
The future of farming in the UK needs a united approach from government, researchers and industry to developing new knowledge and technologies, if it is to meet the challenges of the next two decades, a leading scientist has warned.
Gerrygullinane Glen Acquired by Wilodge Limousin Herd 2012-Nov-21
Christine William and Paul Tippetts have announced the private purchase of a bull bred by Gerard Walsh and Anne Marie Clarke of the Gerrygullinane Limousin herd.
NSA Pushes for CAP Reform to Involve New Animal Health Scheme 2012-Nov-21
With the aim of incentivising best practice in sheep health, welfare and production, the National Sheep Association has unveiled plans that it hopes Defra and the devolved administrations will carry forward as part of their negotiations in the current reform of the European Common Agricultural Policy.
Horsch Launches New Products at LAMMA Show
Horsch will be showing UK customers the latest Leeb PT 270 self-propelled sprayer and Maestro 12 CC drill at the LAMMA show.
Robert Addison is New LAA Chairman2012-Nov-21
The newly appointed chairman of the Livestock Auctioneers Association says he is looking forward to working hard to ensure livestock producers will continue to be well-served by both auctioneers and the market.
Show Chairman Applauds English Winter Fair Exhibitors 2012-Nov-21
Ray Nield, show chairman of this year’s English Winter Fair livestock showcase, Stafford, (Nov 17-18) has applauded exhibitors young and old for an ’outstanding’ show of livestock and handling skills at last weekend’s event.
Changes to Environmental Stewardship Scheme
David Morley, Environmental Advisor for H&H Land and Property, who operate across the North of England, tells us what changes to Environmental Stewardship farmers and landowners need to be aware of prior to them taking effect from January 1st 2013.
Soil & Water Live Highlights Need for Collaboration and Investment2012-Nov-20
The agricultural industry must work together and act now to deal with the growing soil and water challenges it faces.
New Newton Rigg College Satellite Centre at Hexham Mart 2012-Nov-20
A new initiative is being launched by Cumbria's Newton Rigg College, which will see greater opportunities for studying land based subjects in the North of England.
Claytons Merges with Ripon Farm Services
John Deere dealer Claytons of Carlton has announced that it has joined forces with Yorkshire and Humberside based Ripon Farm Services, as of November 2012.
All Set for East of England Smithfield Festival
The final preparations are now underway for this year's East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough on 30 November and 1 December.
Rising Beef Prices Underpin £7300 Bid for Cattle Champion 2012-Nov-19
The improved trade for beef cattle has been reflected in buyers’ willingness to secure champion cattle, lambs and pigs at this year’s English Winter Fair livestock showcase, Stafford County Showground (Nov 17-18) with a top price of £7300 being paid for the supreme cattle champion.
The Wet Summer - Implications for Livestock
Farm Vet John Macfarlane of Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group offers a timely update for farmers in the North East dealing with the repercussions of a disastrously wet season.
Farm Energy Event 2012 2012-Nov-16
With ever-rising fuel and energy costs farmers are looking to identify ways to control costs and manage energy use. The Farm Energy Event offers an ideal way to gain sensible, impartial and practical advice.
Llanarth Beef Shorthorns Peak at 3,750gns in Chelford 2012-Nov-16
Beef Shorthorn females were in demand selling to 3,750gns at the breed society’s collective sale featuring the first stage of Keith Mitchell’s Ceredigion based Llanarth herd dispersal at Chelford on Saturday 10 November.
Pig Gene Discovery Could Help Combat Human Disease 2012-Nov-16
Insights into the genetic code of pigs that reveal how the species evolved could improve the health of animals in future.
Best in the Business – Black and White Sale
The 2012 edition of Harrison & Hetherington’s Black & White Sale held at Borderway, Carlisle will be one of the most anticipated events in the Holstein calendar. This year’s sale takes place on Saturday December 1st and once again features “la crème de la crème” of elite dairy genetics.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Nov-15
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 48 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 48 over thirty month cattle, 5,596 prime lambs and 7,437 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th November 2012.
Pigs in Cyber-Space! 2012-Nov-15
A library of real-life video case studies is now online on Natural England’s website, showing how Catchment Sensitive Farming advice can help food producers across a wide range of farming sectors improve their local environment and cut their costs.
The Importance of Sheep in Conservation Management 2012-Nov-15
The National Sheep Association says UK governments should follow the lead of Australia, where top-level environmental strategists have acknowledged the importance of sheep in conservation management and sustaining habitats for important species.
Farm Advice on CAP 2012-Nov-14
With the agricultural industry undergoing significant changes, agricultural advisors and industry specialists from H&H Land and Property last week presented the lasted updates on a range of farming issues at a specialist seminar held at Tynedale Rugby Club.
Kiotechagil Technical Symposium Targets Peru
Kiotechagil and Montana hosted a technical seminar which gave Peruvian producers the technical information and solutions for important challenges such intestinal health and myocotoxicosis.
Perth Country Store's Kirsteen Wins Customer Care Award 2012-Nov-14
Harbro is delighted to announce that Kirsteen Smith, manager of the Perth Country Store was awarded the TRADEGDE Customer Care Award at the Over the Counter Awards 2012.
Farmers – Know Your Rights When it Comes to Utility Companies
Robert Moore, Rural Practice Surveyor of George F White gives his professional advice to farmers who have gas mains, electricity lines and water pipes on their land.
Greenmount Sheep Walk And Talk 2012-Nov-14
‘Building a Profitable Sheep Business’ is the intriguing title of the farm walk and conference on Greenmount Campus at Antrim on Wed, Dec 5.
2013 Semex Dairy Conference 2012-Nov-14
The industry’s premier dairy conference is to be held between the 13th and 15th January at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. It will be the 23rd consecutive dairy conference organised by the company.
Case IH Dealer Network Shaping the Future
Case IH dealers from across Europe have gathered in Linz, Austria, to hear the business’s management lay out ambitious plans for the next few years.
Unique Welfare System Now Ready for British Pigs
New welfare assessments for finisher pigs are proposed to be included in Red Tractor Assurance farm standards from April next year.
Askham Bryan College Announces £9m Investment 2012-Nov-12
Exciting new plans have been announced by Askham Bryan College which will see a £9m investment into new projects both at Newton Rigg College and at the York campus, at Askham Bryan.
New Breeders Take Whitebred Shorthorns to 7,000gns 2012-Nov-10
The Carlisle autumn sale of Whitebred Shorthorn Cattle had the largest number of females to be presented at an Association sale for some considerable time.
Welshpool Charolais Peak at 7,500gns 2012-Nov-09
Charolais met a solid commercial trade peaking at 7,500gns and smashing centre pedigree cattle records with an average £4,013 for 63 lots sold at the breed society’s autumn fixture at Welshpool on Thursday 8 November.
4,000gns Peak at Ayrshire National Show & Sale
A record number of show entries and a packed sale ring produced a top price of 4,000gns at the 2012 Northern National Ayrshire show and sale, on Wednesday 7th November at Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Sale Centre, Carlisle.
New Range of Vacuum Pump Oils Gives Dairy Farmers Options
Dairy Spares has introduced a complete range of vacuum pump oils, specifically formulated to be suitable for all leading makes and models of milking machines.
South Devons Make Debut at Skipton 2012-Nov-09
The inaugural Skipton show and sale of South Devon cattle, held under the auspices of the South Devon Herd Book Society, attracted considerable interest and a solid trade in all sections at Skipton Auction Mart.
Skipton Beef Shorthorn Females Sell to 3,100gns
Beef Shorthorn heifers met a strong demand selling to a top of 3,100gns at the breed society’s official show and sale in Skipton on Wednesday 7 November.
Case IH to Launch New Farmall U Pro Tractor
The Farmall U Pro is a new tractor concept designed by Case IH engineers to meet the requirements of today’s mixed and arable farms.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Nov-08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 60 over thirty month cattle, 4,974 prime lambs and 7,595 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th November 2012.
McConnel's New Flailhead is a Twincut Above
McConnel has just unveiled TwinCut, featuring two high-powered spiral rotors, the world's first mainstream dual-rotor flailhead, designed to tackle mature hedgerows in a single-pass.
New Kverneland Exacta TL GEOspread Spreader
Kverneland Group is introducing the new Kverneland Exacta TL GEOspread spreader and is again setting new standards on even more accurate spreading by introducing GPS possibilities on the weighing spreaders.
PFLA Encourages Producers to Trust in Grass
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, a new organisation which champions the virtues of raising and finishing stock solely on grass and conserved forages, is up and running and welcoming new members.
Dairy Shorthorn to 3,750gns at Chelford 2012-Nov-08
Dairy Shorthorn were in demand selling to 3,750gns at the society’s official annual autumn show and sale at Chelford on Monday 5 November.
Strong Turnout for Angus Winter National Show
Angus Stovold of the Rosemead herd had a strong turnout of Aberdeen Angus cattle in front of him at this year’s Winter National Show held in conjunction with the Borderway Agri Expo in Carlisle.
New Case LB 4 series Boosts Large Baler Performance 2012-Nov-07
A radical redesign, a considerable increase in efficiency and new innovations characterise the newest generation of large square balers from Case IH: the LB 4 series.
Stage Set for English Winter Fair Livestock Show
A sizeable increase in live sheep entries - spurred on by the introduction of new classes for novice handlers - sets the stage for this year's English Winter Fair livestock showcase at Staffs County Showground on the weekend of Nov 17-18.
Cross-Border Successes at Skipton Prime Shows
Showmen from both sides of the border were leading lights at the November prime shows at Skipton Auction Mart.
Fresh Start Uplands Academy Launched2012-Nov-06
Plans are now taking shape for the launch of the Fresh Start Uplands Academy which will be based at Newton Rigg College, with applications invited from the 1st December.
Upgrading to Landini 7 Series SCR Tractors
Production of an upgraded and realigned range of heavy-duty tractors begins at ARGO’s headquarters assembly plant in Italy this month.
Charolais Bulls Peak at 5,800gns at Dungannon
Charolais met a ready demand both from home and from Scottish buyers selling to 5,800gns at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official November show and sale at Dungannon on Friday 2 November.
Superb Show of Livestock at Borderway Agri-Expo
With livestock entries in excess of 800 and over 12,500 spectators through the doors, records were broken at this year’s Borderway Agri-Expo in Carlisle on Friday 2nd November.
World’s Toughest Calf Hutches at Eurotier 2012-Nov-05
Billed as the ‘World’s Toughest Calf Hutches’ the Agri-Plastics range is on show at EuroTier 2012 in Hanover, Germany from 13-16 Nov on stand B29 in hall 13.
Hanskamp AgroTech Introduces PipeFeeder at EuroTier 2012-Nov-05
A time and money saving innovation being launched at EuroTier 2012 in Hanover is the PipeFeeder developed by Dutch company Hanskamp AgroTech.
48-Hour Hunt for Cases of Ash Disease 2012-Nov-05
The CLA in the North of England urged its members and all tree owners to get out into the woods at the weekend to look for cases of Chalara fraxinea in ash trees before any more leaves fall.
Complex Forage Planning this Winter 2012-Nov-05
Planning forage feeding this year is a very different jigsaw than in most years – and with more pieces, according to Provimi ruminant manager Philip Ingram.
English WInter Fair 2012 Set for a Spectacular Show
The livestock showcase on the weekend of Nov 17-18 at Staffs County Showground is an event not to be missed by lovers of farming and the countryside.
Walkers Urged to Help Stop Spread of Tree Disease
Visitors to the Yorkshire Dales National Park were today urged to help stem the spread of a disease that is killing thousands of trees throughout Europe.
BCPC Supports Pesticide Action Plan2012-Nov-02
The consultation period on Defra’s draft National Action Plan (NAP) for the sustainable use of pesticides has just ended.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Nov-02
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 30 prime cattle, 8 young bulls, 41 over thirty month cattle, 5,293 prime lambs and 8,307 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st November 2012.
SynTech Research Acquires Ecotoxicology Capability in the USA
SynTech Research is acquiring Bayer CropScience's state-of-the-art US Ecotoxicology capability at the Bayer Research Park near Stilwell, Kansas.
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