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Jennifer Mackenzie

Stackyard News

edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

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

The History of Coffee: 5 Stimulating Facts
Did you know, coffee only comes second to petroleum as the world’s most traded commodity?
New Additions to the Ranger 570 Lineup from Polaris
Polaris expands its mid-size Ranger lineup with two new special editions for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Hartpury Offers Fresh Support During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre has launched a new initiative to support agri-tech businesses and food producers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marks and Spencer Backs British Farming
M&S is championing British farming and pledging support for its family of nearly 10,000 farmers across the UK as they face ever-growing challenges during these exceptional times.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,595 sheep comprising of 3,705 prime hoggs and 1,861 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd April 2020.
Arrival of the Avant 860i Stage V
Avant Tecno (UK) is celebrating 21 years of service with some exciting new announcements for their loyal UK customers.
Inside the Development of the Polaris Ranger Diesel
For more than 20 years, Polaris has been building off-road side-by-side vehicles that perform better, work harder, and ride smoother
The Importance of River Management Post COVID-19
ADA calls on Defra floods minister to recognise importance of river management and maintenance for food supply, post COVID-19.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 6,629 sheep comprising of 4,331 prime hoggs, 111 store hoggs and 2,187 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th April 2020.
Over 500 Feeding Cattle Sold at Skipton Midweek Fixture
A total of 540 head was consigned and successfully sold at Skipton Auction Mart’s fortnightly Wednesday feeding cattle fixture.
Aldi Launches New British Wagyu Steaks
Famed for its rich, buttery flavour and melt-in-the-mouth tenderness, Wagyu is highly prized around the world, but now you can recreate the fine dining experience at home with Aldi’s offering, for under £8.
Norwegian Red Scheme Focuses on High Health Status Traits
Coronavirus focuses the attention on the importance of high health status and low reliance on antibiotics in cattle.
NSA Wales & Border Ram Sales Advice
The unpredictability that Corvid-19 has brought to the livestock sector means it’s a worrying time for ram producers.
Technology Helping to Keep Livestock Trade Moving
LAA welcomes online platforms to support livestock trade during coronavirus pandemic.
Local Supply Chain Working Flat Out to Keep Food on Tables
Skipton Auction Mart continues to play a leading role in ensuring continuity of supply of quality locally produced beef and lamb through its weekly primestock sales, now being staged under strictly controlled and regulated conditions governing both buyers and sellers.
Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,173 sheep comprising of 3,551 prime hoggs, 140 store hoggs and 1,482 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th April 2020.
The Country Trust Charity Celebrates Farmers
Education charity, The Country Trust is celebrating the agricultural industry and food producers through the social media campaign #thanksforfarmers.
NBA Questions Supermarkets in Imported Beef Gaffe
The National Beef Association has written to Asda and Sainsbury's, expressing its disappointment at the decision to import beef products from Poland during the coronavirus pandemic.
Spring Lambs Spring Forth in Greater Numbers at CCM Skipton
With seasonal Spring lamb again in mind for Easter tables more came forward at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday sale and while the 60 head on offer comprised some quality sorts there was also plenty of weight on offer, as is usual with first draw lambs born indoors.
Join the Land Army and Help Feed the Nation
Already, amid the current COVID-19 crisis, food availability is adapting as wholesalers move their operating focus from restaurants to homes, providing fruit and veg boxes to the door as a means of keeping their businesses afloat.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 3,113 sheep comprising of 2,610 prime hoggs, 233 store hoggs and 270 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd April 2020.

Mar 2020