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North Sheep announces seminars 29/04/05
A line up of seminar topics designed to inform, impact and inspire farmers visiting North Sheep have been announced by the NSA Northern region at its biennial event to be staged at Whinfell Park, Penrith, on Wednesday, 1 June.
New Model Calculates The True Energy Cost Of Grazing 29/04/05
Think about how much energy you burn off taking a long walk, especially up hill. Well it's just the same for cows. Taking account of this energy drain can ensure cows perform better at grazing.
NFUS concern at closure of ABP lamb processing plant 28/04/05
NFU Scotland has expressed its concern at the announcement today by Anglo Beef Processors (ABP) that it is to close its lamb processing plant at Bathgate,
CLAAS triple celebration at Cereals 28/04/05
CLAAS will be celebrating a unique LEXION ‘triple’ at this year’s Cereals event.
EFSIS-FABBL Gets Huge Response To Client Questionnaire 28/04/05
EFSIS-FABBL, the industry’s own farm assurance specialist, has received a massive response from farmer members to its client questionnaire.
Getting to grips with new Countryside Access Law 27/04/05
With a right of responsible access to the Scottish countryside now enshrined in Scots law, NFU Scotland is to establish a dedicated access officer post to help its members to grasp the opportunities of the new legislation.
Second chance for oilseed rape bio-electricity generation 26/04/05
Arable farmers are being given a fresh opportunity to take up the lucrative “Landmark” contract to grow oilseed rape for bio-electricity generation.
Welcome Discussions On Beef Exports 26/04/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the encouraging talks between the Scottish Executive and the European Commission on the resumption of Scottish beef exports. Scotland’s Rural Development Minister Ross Finnie today met EU Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou to discuss the issue.
Farm trainee scheme for a Rural Future 26/04/05
Young people are being offered a new opportunity to get free training in Cumbria to enable them to work in the agricultural community.
Set Aside Management Warning 25/04/05
Growers across the country must manage their set aside spraying very much more effectively from this season if they are to keep on top of troublesome grass weeds without compromising their cross-compliance and ELS environmental assets.
Domestic beef supply system threatened by low values 25/04/05
Unrealistically low wholesale and retail mince values are killing off Holstein bull beef supplies - and this should be seen as a warning of what will happen to cross-bred dairy beef and suckler beef if big improvements in ex-farm prices do not kick in soon.
North Sheep 2005 to stage sheep dog handling recruitment drive 25/04/05
Farmers will be encouraged to sign up their interests in sheep dog trialling at the National Sheep Association northern region's biennial one day event, North Sheep 2005 to be staged on Wednesday 1 June at Whinfell Park, near Penrith.
RABDF Plunkett farmer-director training launched 25/04/05
The RABDF Plunkett Foundation Farmer-Director Development Programme, a two year Defra funded initiative for the dairy sector, is being launched this month with the first of a series of training courses designed to improve individual's skills around the board room table and ultimately, strengthen the competitiveness of milk groups.
Spectacular Year of Performance For Limousin Breed 25/04/05
The British Limousin Cattle Society enjoyed “a spectacular year of performance” in 2004 that featured record levels of registrations and membership, record performance at pedigree sales, a substantial increase in total income, and a further expansion of the breed’s dominant position in the commercial beef market.
National UK Dairy Database Launched for Performance and Welfare Improvement 24/04/05
A single national database including the breeding and performance records of more than 75% of all the UK's milk-recorded cows, has been officially launched to provide the UK dairy farming industry with more consistent, reliable and economic animal performance and welfare improvement information.
Blondes Bustle at Bristol 24/04/05
Once again the Bristol Sales Centre proved to be a noted venue for the Blonde breeders when a total clearance of stock on offer prevailed on Saturday.
John Deere's manager receives Award of Merit 23/04/05
John Deere's manager, customer support Peter Leech has been presented with the prestigious Award of Merit from the Institution of Agricultural Engineers.
Stable Underlying Prospects for English Beef 22/04/05
English beef producers can look forward to a year of underlying market stability in 2005, according to the latest quarterly forecast from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) updated with the most recent year-end national census figures.
Queen’s Award for Enterprise for JCB backhoe loader 22/04/05
JCB has been honoured by the Queen for its success in exporting one of its most famous products.
Holyrood Debate Highlights Scotch Whisky Concerns 21/04/05
The future supply of Scottish grain to the whisky industry is being threatened by the low prices paid to farmers. Scotland’s farming union has made the point as MSPs debate the use of Scottish grain in Scotch whisky today (Thursday 21 April).
Grassland management innovator receives RABDF Princess Royal Award 21/04/05
Jerry Rider has been presented with the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers' Princess Royal Award 2004, by Her Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace.
New Organiser Reveals Smithfield 2006 Plans 20/04/05
A three day show, lower costs for exhibitors and a live action arena are just three aspects of the new plans for Smithfield 2006, announced earlier this week by its organiser, Haymarket Land Events (HLE).
Boxing Clever With Supermarkets 20/04/05
Bosses of major supermarkets have been sent a pig in a box as part of the latest campaign by the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
CLA 'Busiest Ever' As Farm Deadline Approaches 20/04/05
At the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) it's a case of all hands on deck as the May 16 deadline for farmers to complete their applications for the new single farm payment approaches.
Biggest Ever Display of Beef Cattle Breeds at Beef Expo 20/04/05
Beef Expo 2005, to be held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, on Wednesday, June 8, will see the most comprehensive display of beef cattle breeds ever seen at the UK’s national beef event.
World record price for Limousin embryo lights up Brockhurst Sale 19/04/05
The Limousin record books were rewritten once again at the on-farm production sale from the Brockhurst herd when a recipient heifer carrying an embryo went under the hammer for an incredible 5,500gns.
Shire Milton son tops Dungannon Limousin Sale 19/04/05
The British Limousin Society’s Show & Sale of bulls organised by the Northern Ireland Club at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Friday 15th April 2005 saw a buoyant trade with bidding brisk.
UK Breeding Sweeps The Board In Annual Holstein Oscars 19/04/05
UK-bred cows and heifers swept the board in the 2004 All-Britain Holstein Awards that formed the finale of this year's National Holstein Show, claiming all seven of the UK dairy breeding world's annual Oscars in a great show of strength.
Short-sighted processors will kill domestic beef supply chain 18/04/05
“Not all meat processors are mocking NBA endeavours to convince the industry that beef production cannot continue at anything like current levels unless the UK average deadweight price for slaughter cattle rises from this weeks loss making level of 193p to at least 250p.
Scotland's Farming Manifesto 18/04/05
Fair trade, promoting healthy food and tackling climate change are just some of Scottish agriculture's key general election issues.
Timings crucial as disease levels build in winter wheat crops 18/04/05
The timing of the first fungicide spray will be crucial this year to keep disease levels at bay in winter wheat crops, warns the Masstock group.
Case IH at Grassland 2005 17/04/05
Visitors to the Case IH demonstration plot will see the latest big baler, the LBX322, put through its paces.
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Stage Set For Beef 2005 In Wales

Plans are well advanced for the UK's national beef event, Beef Expo 2005, to be held at Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, on Wednesday, June 8.