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Stackyard News - October 2019

Agricultural, Environmental, Countryside and Farming News from the UK and beyond.

Sales of Veterinary Antibiotics have Halved
The Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance Sales and Surveillance report confirms that sales of veterinary antibiotics have halved over the past four years.
JCB Supports Forage Aid Clear-Up with Loadall and Fastracs
A leading agricultural charity has been backed by JCB by providing practical support for family farms affected by flooding in the Yorkshire Dales.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 9,089 sheep comprising of 3,507 prime lambs and 5,582 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th October 2019.
Lack of Rural Housing a Barrier to Progressive Farming
Issues with rural housing are obstructing farming retirement and new entrants, limiting the progression of UK agriculture, says the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.
Skipton Dalesbred Top at 780gns
A solid top price of 780gns was seen at the Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association’s final seasonal show and sale of rams and females at Skipton Auction Mart.
Farm to Fork Demonstration at Agri-Expo
To raise awareness on current consumer trends and demands when it comes to meat cuts, organisers of Borderway Agri-Expo, Harrison & Hetherington, has added a butchery demonstration to its schedule.


Volume of Farmland for Sale in England Hits 10-year Low
The farmland market continues to be quiet, with ongoing political and economic uncertainty constraining both the amount of land coming forward and the number of transactions.
Stirling Beef Shorthorn Females peak at 7,000gns
Leading the trade at 7,000gns was the female champion, Millerston Augusta Mint TI +35, SRI +41, an 18-month-old light roan heifer from Jack P Ramsay, Mauchline, Ayrshire.
Goldies Oasis heads up Stirling Charolais Bulls
Charolais claimed the highest average, top price and largest clearance rate of all the breeds selling at the Autumn round of the Stirling bull sales on Tuesday 22 October.
NBA Beef Expo 2020 to be held at New Darlington Mart
The largest technical beef event in the UK is to be staged at the grand opening of Darlington Farmers Auction Market’s new state-of-the-art centre.
Could Drones be Used to Herd Sheep?
A Harper Adams University alumnus, with assistance from University staff, is looking at the use of drones for sheep herding and is currently seeing positive results.
Equipment Financing for Agriculture – Which Way Should You Go? Agriculture is an industry with very high barriers to entry. High startup costs from buying land to upgrading current operations with large capital purchases such as new combines make agricultural businesses very expensive to run.

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