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David Raine Wins Major Meat Industry Award 31/10/05
This year's winner of The Royal Smithfield Club's prestigious annual award for outstanding service to the British meat and livestock industry is David Raine (52) of Penrith, Cumbria.
Perth Charolais bulls meet a flying trade 31/10/05
Charolais bulls met a flying trade from commercial beef producers throughout in Perth on Thursday 27 October.
Glendale Agricultural Society's New Secretary
In recent years, the role of the Glendale Agricultural Society's secretary and treasurer has changed radically.
Plight of the Uplands to Go Before Assembly 31/10/05
Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas has pledged to bring to the attention of the National Assembly the issues flagged up in a major new study into the challenges facing the hills and uplands.
Celebrations as Right of Open Access Implemented Across England 28/10/05
Monday, 31 October marks the day when the opening of 'access land', which was previously off limits, is completed across England.
SAC Report Highlights Green Fuel Potential 28/10/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed a report published today (28 October) emphasising the potential for developing Scotland's biodiesel industry.

Gas Pipeline Raises New Questions 28/10/05
CLA Wales is calling on the National Grid to proceed with the greatest sensitivity as it pursues its chosen route for the proposed Milford Haven to Gloucestershire gas pipeline.

Accurate Spread Patterns at Axis of Kuhn Fertiliser Spreader Range 28/10/05
Accurate spread patterns is a key feature of the new Axis twin disc spreader range, launched onto the UK market by Kuhn Farm Machinery this autumn.
Elrick Bull leads confident Limousin trade at Perth 27/10/05
A solid and confident trade at United Auctions, Perth on Tuesday 25th October 2005 saw 60 bulls sell to an average of £3267 – up £122 on the year.
Countryside Live Cancels Pigeon and Poultry Sections 27/10/05
The pigeon and poultry sections at this weekend's Countryside Live Food and Farming Fair have been cancelled following a directive which has just been received from DEFRA.
NFUS Excellence Awards continue to search for the best 27/10/05
NFU Scotland's annual Excellence Awards are in full swing and searching for the best in the business within the three categories of the awards.
Call for enquiry as Cherished Uplands face hard choices 27/10/05
The authors of the report 'Cherished Uplands' have called upon the Welsh Assembly Government to launch an inquiry into the future of the hills and uplands.
New CLA Cumbria Chairman Pledges More Support For Farmers 27/10/05
Pauline Blair, a hill sheep farmer from the Lorton Valley, is the new Chairman of the Cumbria branch of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).
New features for MF 6400 series tractors 26/10/05
Massey Ferguson is further increasing the performance and versatility of its two most powerful draft tractors at the top of the MF 6400 Series.
New Holland harvesting customers reap benefits
Innovative research and development is married to the latest production techniques at Zedelgem to earn the plant the title of Centre of Excellence for New Holland Harvesting Equipment, the heart of the brand's harvesting operation.

Government Task Force is Cool over Renewable Heat 26/10/05
ClA Wales says it's bitterly disappointed that with Britain facing one of the coldest winters in a decade a Government task force has snubbed the cheaper, greener, fuel sector.

Same Deutz-Fahr and Escorts Collaboration 25/10/05
The Italian industrial group SAME DEUTZ-FAHR has reached a wide strategic agreement with Escorts Ltd (New Delhi), one of the major Indian industrial groups, also active in the farm tractor sector.
MF 7400 Tractors - Dyna-VT and New Panoramic cab
Massey Ferguson’s MF 7400 Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission, combined with the unimpeded side view offered by the new MF 7400 Panoramic cab, offer the ultimate combination for municipal tractor work.
Strong Livestock Entries For Countryside Live 25/10/05
There will be quality and quantity livestock at the 2005 Countryside Live Food and Farming Fair as organisers announce that both the cattle and sheep sections are full.
OFT Blow to Dairy Industry Development 25/10/05
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decision to investigate the recent move by Robert Wiseman Dairies to purchase the fresh liquid milk business of Scottish Milk Dairies will do nothing to encourage the consolidation and development required to drive the dairy sector forward.
Jencralodge Heifer leads lively Limousin Cattle Sale 24/10/05
Sales from 3 pedigree Limousin herds held on Friday 21st October 2005 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, saw a brisk trade and near total clearance topped by the stylish heifer, Jencralodge Utopia, when selling for 13,000gns.
The French Are Coming! 24/10/05
WITH hopes high for a return to normal exports, the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) has stepped up efforts to tee-up potential markets.
Stand Off over Felindre Pipeline 23/10/05
The peaceful village of Felindre high above Swansea is the unlikely setting for a stand off over the proposed National Grid pipeline, which is due to take gas from Milford Haven to Gloucester.
ASDA Extends Local Sourcing Scheme 22/10/05
ASDA will work alongside existing hub supplier – Plumgarths, who currently run ASDA’s ‘Best of the Lakes’ hub from their farmshop premises in Kendal.
Defra Launches New Farm Business Advice Service 22/10/05
A new code of practice on the use of snares was launched today, with a strong emphasis on animal welfare when people are considering the use of snares.
Future Not So Perfect For Uplands Without Help 22/10/05
The Brecknock Agricultural Society is launching a new publication, Cherished Heartland, sponsored by the Brecon Beacons National Park, NatWest Bank and the WDA.
Top Suckler Herds Set Performance Standards 21/10/05
The top third English lowland suckler herds set an impressive performance standard for the post-subsidy world.
Better is More at the Coast 21/10/05
CLA Wales is calling on the National Assembly to carefully consider how it is going to implement the commitment given to extend access to coastal areas.
EU Commission Proposes Simplification of CAP 21/10/05
The European Commission has today announced that it will reduce red tape for both farmers and administrations by making rules more transparent, easier to understand and less burdensome to comply with.
Assuredly There Are Benefits! 21/10/05
The price differentials between farm assured and non-farm assured stock sold liveweight through English auction markets have been revealed for the first time through a study undertaken by the English Beef and Lamb Executive.
Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition Winners Announced 20/10/05
Dishes which “scream Yorkshire” have won two chefs passionate about cooking and the region’s food major accolades in the culinary world.
John Deere Parts ordering made simple 20/10/05
Over 3500 John Deere customers in the UK and Ireland already experience the benefits of using the JDParts website.
New Snares Code Of Practice Emphasises Animal Welfare 19/10/05
A new code of practice on the use of snares was launched today, with a strong emphasis on animal welfare when people are considering the use of snares.
Cash Pledge for English Beef 19/10/05
MORE than £5 million has been pledged to help the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) develop and restore beef markets.
Good Year for Texels 19/10/05
Financially, it’s been a good year for the Texel Sheep Society according to the annual accounts which have just been published.
Brecknockshire Agricultural Society gives pointers to the future 18/10/05
The Brecknockshire Agricultural Society is marking its 250th anniversary by commissioning a ground breaking report into the Future of Upland Farming in Wales.
Launch of New 'Farming for the Future' Project 18/10/05
The Common Agricultural Policy reform heralded a big change for farmers and crofters throughout Scotland.
New addition to NFUS membership team 18/10/05
NFU Scotland is delighted to announce the arrival of a new Regional Manager who started in his role at Ingliston recently.
Passion for Pumpkins at Countryside Live! 18/10/05
With Hallowe’en just around the corner, the hunt is on to find the best carved pumpkin for a new children’s competition at the Countryside Live Food and Farming Fair.
New Holland TND-A and TNS-A Utility Tractors; Wider range, more power 18/10/05
New Holland continues to expand its tractor offering with the introduction of new four-cylinder models for each of its utility tractor ranges, the TND-A and TNS-A.
Fundamentals of the Agricultural Rental Market are Changing 17/10/05
The Tenant Farmers Association's Chief Executive, George Dunn has told a conference of agricultural arbitrators that it is time for agricultural rents to fall.
Lancashire Farm Women's Project praised for bringing opportunities for all 17/10/05
A Defra funded training project, designed to help Lancashire's rural women find work, has been praised by the Department for Work and Pensions in a new report.
Best Belgian Blues attract breeders to Chelford 17/10/05
Two leading bids of 10,000 guineas, and a bid of 8,700 guineas for an 8-month old heifer were the highlights of an outstanding sale at Chelford last Saturday for three of the country’s leading breeders of British Belgian Blue cattle.
BASCO - World’s Most Sophisticated Livestock Database 17/10/05
Two major players in the livestock industry have joined forces with a recently created UK livestock database – which has been awarded nearly £1/2 million government backing.
Local breeders scoop leading prices at Carlisle Limousin Sale 16/10/05
Local breeders Matt and Craig Ridley from the Haltcliffe herd lifted the leading price tag of 14,000gns with their home bred bull Haltcliffe Volvo.
Eating British Beef is Good For Environment 16/10/05
The British public needs to be convinced of the vital link between consuming British beef and protecting the environment.
Disease Scares Highlight Need for Food Security Policy 16/10/05
Scotland's farming union has urged government to start considering food security as one of its highest priorities.
Dressing Mutton and Lamb 16/10/05
A LEG of lamb is a leg of lamb - isn't it? Not according to a new CD-ROM produced specifically for chefs by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Raising the Standards of Animal Welfare: New Bill Published 14/10/05
The most significant animal welfare legislation for nearly a century has been published by Defra.
December release of Single Farm Payments to farmers 14/10/05
NFUS has warmly welcomed confirmation that the Scottish Executive will start to issue the new Single Farm Payments to Scottish farmers in December.
Environmental Stewardship - the first million hectares applied for 14/10/05
Real progress is now being made under the new Environmental Stewardship Scheme, says Farming Minister Lord Bach.
British National Ploughing Championships 14/10/05
Glorious weather brought over 24,000 visitors flocking to the 55th British National Ploughing Championships at Soham in Cambridgeshire on October 8th and 9th, to see Britain’s leading ploughmen in action. 
UK Supports European Union Effort To Track High Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus 13/10/05
A poultry sample sent to the UK from Turkey has proved positive for the high pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 strain virus.
Deadline Looms for National Primestock Show & Sale Entries 13/10/05
NEW livestock stalls for this year's National Primestock Show & Sale at Stafford Showground on November 19th & 20th are being erected.
Welcome for Early Beef Exports Consultation 13/10/05
NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by Defra and devolved administrations to issue a consultation on the resumption of beef exports earlier than planned.
Finalists Shape Up for the Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition 13/10/05
The finalists in the 2005 Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition don their aprons for the cook off.
Down to Earth Study of Electricity in Pig Industry 12/10/05
The British Pig Executive has joined with Farmex Ltd of Reading to fund a study of electricity consumption on a number of commercial pig farms.
Public Goods From Private Land - Why Nature Needs Farming 12/10/05
The delivery of environmental 'goods' depends on farmers and land managers, according to CLA Wales.
Hedge Laying for Beginners! 12/10/05
Hedges are one of the most important natural habitats on many farms and so conscientious management will make all the difference to providing a good farm environment.
Valpadana’s compact but tough ride-on mower 12/10/05
Tractor distributor Landini UK has introduced a tough new ride-on mower for farmers wanting to keep lawns, small orchards and other light vegetation in trim.
North West Farmers learn about Rural Energy Creation 12/10/05
Farmers in the North West of England will soon have the opportunity to learn more about the potential for growing energy and non-food crops in the region.
Improved profitability key to Whisky supply chain 11/10/05
NFUS yesterday held a productive meeting with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to discuss a range of issues facing the industry.
NFU Spells Out Its Vision For Dairy Farming Future 11/10/05
The NFU's Vision for the Dairy Industry sets out a strategic vision for the British Dairy Industry.
National Park Hosts Traditional Breed Hot Beef Tasting at Alwinton Show 11/10/05
Northumberland National Park Authority's Drovers Project hosted a Hot Roast Beef Tasting at the Alwinton Show this weekend, to celebrate the value of locally produced meat from traditional breeds of cattle.
North East man to judge Perth Charolais cattle 10/10/05 Leading north east Charolais cattle breeder, Steve Nesbitt will judge the entry of 275 bulls and 60 females at the breed society's official autumn show in Perth.
Farmwatch Scheme Hailed a Success in Derwentside 10/10/05
Rural crime in Derwentside has been cut significantly following the introduction of a Farmwatch scheme.
TB - the real threat to herds 10/10/05
Cumbria, once free of bovine TB, has had 38 farms with TB reactors to the end of July this year alone.
Beef producers seek processing 'allies' 10/10/05
Desperate beef farmers are looking for "friends" in the processing and retail sectors, the National Beef Association has warned as it looks ahead to Friday's summit in London which will address the crisis in the UK beef industry.
Aberdeen-Angus in demand at Border Blacks sale 10/10/05
Aberdeen-Angus females met a brisk trade at the third annual “Border Blacks” on-farm sale at Wedderlie, Gordon, Berwickshire, on Saturday (October 8).
Balance Crucial to Forestry Strategy 10/10/05
NFU Scotland has told the Scottish Executive that it must strike a balance between agricultural and forestry priorities.
Amazing Willow fuels a home grown profit 10/10/05
A Northern Ireland farmer’s bid to replace oil with sustainable home grown fuel and make a profit was an inspirational highlight of the Future Farmers of Wales 2005 study tour.
Cumbrians feature among Charolais suckler awards 08/10/05
The Border Charolais Club/Pfizer suckler herd of the year award has been made to Greystoke Castle Farms.
T-Bone Steaks added to Potential Beef Export List 08/10/05
EU vets have paved the way for the return of British T-bone steaks to Europe when the beef export ban is lifted in early 2006.
Low Cattle Prices Could Harm Rural Heritage 08/10/05
EBLEX says prices paid to beef cattle farmers have fallen by more than 10 per cent.
Welcome for New Animal Welfare Laws 08/10/05
Scotland's farming union has welcomed proposed new animal welfare laws.
Provenance - Part of Food Context 07/10/05
English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) says provenance is important to shoppers when it's provided in context, along with information on quality and assurance.
Pig Industry Training Plan Hailed 07/10/05
A well-trained workforce is vital to the future of the British pig industry and major steps are being taken to make sure that people working in the English and Welsh Pig Industries can get top quality training and develop fulfilling careers.
National Primestock Show & Sale 2005 07/10/05
Livestock farmers are being urged to demonstrate confidence in the future for British Meat at this autumn's primestock shows, despite concern of changes to EU subsidy support and falling farm income.
Champion Sausage Maker Crowned 06/10/05
A Staffordshire catering butcher was yesterday voted by his rivals from around the UK as the 'Overall Winner - BPEX (British Pig Executive) Foodservice Sausage of the Year Competition 2005'.
Aberdeen Angus to 5200gns at the Lakes and Dales Sale 06/10/05
Aberdeen-Angus females sold to 5200gns at the special select sale held at Masham, Yorkshire, as part of the “Angus in the Lakes and Dales” tour.
Texel Genetics To South America 06/10/05
The immense interest shown by Brazil in British Texels will provide new opportunities for top pedigree breeders following a high profile visit by the Texel Sheep Society.
Top Performing Flocks Show the Way Ahead 04/10/05
For the second year in a row, top-performing English flocks in both the lowlands and the Less Favoured Areas made a useful profit on every ewe after excluding subsidy payments.
Marketing Opportunities for Einstein, say Nickerson 04/10/05
UK growers must take advantage of export opportunities for hard milling group 2 wheats to secure the markets made available by British Cereals Exports, urges top UK wheat breeder.
Differentiation holds the Key for English Beef Industry 04/10/05
Generic promotion won't lift low cattle prices according to the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Take Full Advantage of Ideal Autumn, Second Wheat Growers Advised 04/10/05
Second wheat growers should take full advantage of one of the most promising drilling seasons for many years to get their crops off to the best possible start this month, advises technical specialist, Jim Carswell of Frontier Agriculture.
2005 Northern Expo Holstein Show 03/10/05
The Northern Expo Holstein Show in its 23rd year is largely seen as one of the main events in the dairy calendar.
Beef farmers ready to make a stand on cattle prices 03/10/05
Mainstream slaughterers have been told they must not drop the price of prime cattle again.
Nine years going no-where with the TB Forum 03/10/05
The Tenant Farmers Association has accused the Government of catastrophic cowardice in the light of its unwillingness to tackle head-on the growing menace of bovine TB in Great Britain.
Better School Meals Need Funding 03/10/05
A CALL has been made by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) for adequate funding so local authorities can deliver better quality school meals.
Exchange Rate Set for Single Farm Payment 03/10/05
Common Agricultural Policy support to UK farms is expressed in euros, therefore the European Commission must determine the exchange rate to convert the new Single Farm Payment into Sterling.
New JCB 8250 Fastrac Tractor increases productivity 03/10/05
JCB Landpower has unveiled one of the most productive tractors in its class – the new 8250 Fastrac.
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