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Wheat Systems Trials Highlight Variety Variations 31/08/06
Some feed wheats are markedly more tolerant of variations in drilling date and nitrogen application than others, according to the first winter wheat systems trials this season.

Great Taste Award for Sandyknowe Yogurt Drinks 31/08/06
Alistair Stewart of Sandyknowe Yogurt Drinks, who won the most recent NFU Scotland Innovation Award, has gone on to receive further acknowledgement for both the inventiveness and taste quality of his drinks.
High Volume Diet Feeders Extend Kuhn’s Euromix Range 31/08/06
Kuhn Farm Machinery has extended its UK diet feeder range with the addition of three new high volume twin vertical auger models to its Euromix 80 series.
Bluetongue virus identified as serotype 8 30/08/06
Scientists have shown that the bluetongue virus causing disease in the Netherlands is serotype 8. This serotype has not previously been identified in Europe.
Stakeholders agree on TB - now Government needs to act 29/08/06
All of the major farming organisations met last Thursday to agree a common position on the actions needed to tackle Bovine TB.
World Beef Deficit Means Opportunity for UK Farmers 29/08/06
A world deficit in beef in five years time will give the UK industry a not to be missed opportunity.
Landini Overhaul Landpower Tractors 28/08/06
Landini’s mid-range six-cylinder tractors have been overhauled with new features for improved performance and operator convenience.
Burgers Up, Cattle Out, Sheep Return 25/08/06
RISING temperatures and rising beefburger sales went hand-in-hand in the four weeks up to Aug 13.
Rising cattle entries at the Dairy Event 25/08/06
Cattle entries are up for the fourth consecutive year at the Dairy Event to be held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September.
Beef BRP Project Manager Appointed 25/08/06
Netta de la Cour, Marketing Manager with a leading London-based events company, has been appointed as the new Beef Better Returns Project Manager for the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Vets and farmers in "last chance saloon" 24/08/06
The Badger Trust today advised it's opponents that they are drinking in the last chance saloon regarding their credibility on the bovine TB issue.
Eight Top Dairy Herds Go For Gold 24/08/06
Eight British dairy herds have made it to the final stage in this year’s NMR/RABDF Gold Cup out of a qualifying 800 herds.
Claas Quadrant 3400 - A new dimension in large balers 23/08/06
8 years after the launch of the legendary QUADRANT 1200 and almost 10,000 square balers later, CLAAS has now created a new dimension in large balers.
Somerset farmer is a MF AgTV World Cup winner
Farmer Clive Knox got a little more excitement out of the World Cup than he expected when he scored top prize of a Massey Ferguson MF 400 AgTV.
Foxes Outfox Mules Competition to Land Skipton Double 23/08/06
Lancashire sheep farmer Peter Fox landed back-to-back championship successes with a ten-strong pen of mules at the annual prize show and sale of shearling gimmers at Skipton Auction Mart.
NBA asks Bord Bia for clarification on beef exports to UK 23/08/06
The NBA has written to Bord Bia asking for clarification on issues that suggest beef imported from the Republic of Ireland can fall short of farm assurance standards adopted across the UK.
Encouraging Signs From Pig Census 23/08/06
The latest Defra census is showing encouraging signs the British pig industry is turning the corner says British Pig Executive (BPEX) Chairman Stewart Houston.
Big day at Skipton Auction Mart 22/08/06
A big, big day - and one for all the family - looms at Skipton Auction Mart, on Saturday, September 2, with the annual Rare & Native Stockbreeder Auctions.
Radical New Bait Technology Launched To Boost Farm Rodent Control 22/08/06
A radical new bait technology has been launched this autumn to dramatically increase the speed and reliability of farm rat and mouse control.
Caucasus, Balkans at high risk for deadly H5N1 virus 22/08/06
The deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus, or bird flu, continues to threaten people, animals and economies in a growing number of countries, according to FAO.
Bluetongue prevention measures stepped up 21/08/06
The EU today agreed trade restrictions to control of the spread of Bluetongue following positive laboratory tests results for the disease.
Register Waste Exemptions Early to Avoid Problems
Farmers who wish to continue using tyres on silage clamps, shredding or burning felled trees, crushing or cleaning pesticide containers should register for an exemption under the new Agricultural Waste Regulations as soon as possible.
Bluetongue disease confirmed in Belgium and Germany 21/08/06
The European Commission has been informed of confirmed outbreaks of Bluetongue in parts of Belgium and Germany, close to the border with the Netherlands.
Beef price rises reward finishers for holding cattle back 21/08/06
Feeders have been praised by the National Beef Association for holding back finished cattle so the supply blockage that built up during the recent heat wave could clear.
Farmers looking for reassurance from beef labelling inspections 21/08/06
A European Commission inspection of beef labelling which is expected in the UK in less than a month's time.
Both endemic and new virus strains to blame for bird flu recurrence in Asia’s poultry 19/08/06
Laboratory confirmation points to both old and new isolates of the bird flu virus as sources of recent HPAI outbreaks in Southeast Asia, says FAO.
Simplifying Pig Rebates 19/08/06
A small but important change is going to be taking place in the pig slaughtering industry from September 4.
Plan Ahead Realistically for Finishing Stock Buying 19/08/06
English suckled calf and store cattle finishers thinking about buying stock in the coming year should take the time to work out their break-even budgets advises the English Beef & Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
NFUS Hosts Another Successful Hill Farm Event 17/08/06
NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Farm & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) together hosted another successful hill sheep farming event on Monday 14 August.
Lazonby Sheep Dog Sale 17/08/06
Harrison & Hetherington held their summer sale of working & unbroken sheep dogs & puppies at Lazonby Mart on Wednesday where there was an entry of 29 head.
NMR and Vets team up to give health clinic at Dairy Event 17/08/06
NMR will have specialist dairy vets on its stand at the Dairy Event, Stoneleigh on Wednesday and Thursday 20/21 September.
British Sugar Leaves Beet Growers High And Dry 17/08/06
The Tenant Farmers Association has written to British Sugar expressing its bitter disappointment over the new arrangements it is putting in place with growers following its decision to close two of its six processing plants – York and Allscott.
Reduced milk supply is not the answer says MDC report 16/08/06
The NFU has endorsed a report by the Milk Development Council which explodes the theory that a massive cut in production would be the best way forward for Britain’s dairy farmers.
Negotiations conclude on new sugar beet contract 16/08/06
NFU Sugar has agreed a three year Inter-Professional Agreement for beet growers following several months of intensive negotiations with British Sugar.
Milk Production Report Gives First Insight into Downsizing 15/08/06
A report by MDC has for the first time provided an objective analysis of the possible consequences of a significant reduction in milk production by British dairy farmers.
Good Trade For Quality Beltex Sheep at Carlisle 15/08/06
Both pedigree and commercial breeders underpinned a tremendous trade for quality at the Beltex Sheep Society’s premier show and sale in Carlisle on Thursday and Friday (August 10-11).
Farmers Encouraged To Enter Conservation Award 15/08/06
NFU Scotland is encouraging farmers and land managers to enter the NFUS Farming and Conservation Award, which is sponsored by RSPB Scotland.
The Stabiliser: the modern functional suckler cow 15/08/06
Suckler cow strategies will come under the microscope later this month when the Greenshields family open their gate at South Mains, Sanquhar.
Roll out of TB blood test (IFN-g) is positive move 15/08/06
The National Beef Association has welcomed the imminent roll out by Defra of gamma interferon (IFN-G) screening for, TB claiming the adoption of the blood test is a positive move for farmers.
Biofuel crops pose no threat to UK food production 14/08/06
Britain’s farmers have the capacity to seize the new opportunities presented by the rapidly growing biofuels market without any adverse implications for food production, according to the NFU.
Beef from the Dairy Herd at Dairy Event 2006 14/08/06
Beef will once again feature at the Dairy Event, Europe's two day premier event to be staged at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September.
Forecast Suggests Continued Lamb Market Strength 12/08/06
All the indications are that the market for English lamb will remain strong for at least the remainder of 2006.
NFU Scotland Welcomes Set Aside Derogation 12/08/06
NFU Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement from Ross Finnie that farmers in Scotland will be allowed to use set-aside land for grazing livestock.
Green Light for Leasing Common Land Rights 11/08/06
Graziers have been given the green light to continue leasing common land rights thanks to a new government order – a move welcomed by the NFU.
Welcome For Minister's Commitment To Local Procurement 11/08/06
NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement today by Ross Finnie, that he fully supports initiatives for schools to source food from local suppliers.
New TB testing regime is step forward but no solution 11/08/06
Attacking TB at source remains the key to making lasting progress in controlling and eradicating the disease.
Buckleys take Skipton Suffolks show championship 10/08/06
A son of the influential Perrinpit High Peak enabled the Sitlow Suffolk flock of Steven and Louise Buckley, to continue its success in the show ring.
BPEX Search for Smashing Sausage
To make sure customers get top quality, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is again holding its Foodservice Sausage of the Year Competition.
Further action to improve testing of cattle for bovine TB 10/08/06
Action to enhance existing testing for TB in cattle was announced today by Ben Bradshaw, Minister for Animal Health and Welfare.
NFU Scotland Potato Campaign Begins at Perth Show 09/08/06
NFU Scotland has launched the potato ‘arm’ of its Fair Trade campaign which is aimed at highlighting to consumers the inequality in the supply chain and the small share of the consumer price that farmers receive.
NFUS Hosts Hugely Successful Hill Farms Event 09/08/06
NFU Scotland, along with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Farm & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) held a hugely successful hill sheep farming event last Friday.
NFU 2006 arable crops survey launched 09/08/06
What effect has the heat wave had on crop yields this year? How has the CAP reform affected production in the UK? All this and much more will be answered in this year’s NFU Arable Crops Harvest Survey launched this week.
Farmland prices soar to highest levels 09/08/06
Farmland prices have reached the highest levels in the survey’s history reports the RICS rural land market survey published today.
Massey Ferguson returns to the Dairy Event 08/08/06
Massey Ferguson will be returning to the Dairy Event after at least a five year absence.
New Utility Brassica Can Counter Grazing Shortages 08/08/06
A new rape/kale hybrid forage brassica is currently offering dairy farmers an excellent catch crop opportunity to counter late season grazing shortages.
British National Ploughing Championships Return To Surrey 08/08/06
After an absence of twenty-nine years the British National Ploughing Championships are returning to Surrey.
Dairy Beef Prospects Recover 08/08/06
Surplus purebred dairy bulls from this autumn’s calving season look set to make a positive contribution to English herd profitability once again.
Shrewsbury MP Meets With British Sugar 08/08/06
Daniel Kawczynski MP is meeting next Monday with a Director of British Sugar, to discuss the proposed closure of the sugar processing factory at Allscott.
Hampshire Downs leads SRS Scheme 07/08/06
Hampshire Down sheep breeders are taking the lead over all other breeds recorded by Signet Sire Reference Schemes (SRS).
Inaugural Welsh National Rumenco Charolais Show attracts outstanding entry 07/08/06
Charolais breeders turned out an ‘outstanding’ entry of quality cattle at the inaugural Welsh National Rumenco Charolais Show staged at Oswestry Show, on Saturday 5 August.
Limousin Bull Says Olé To Mexico! 07/08/06
Powerfully built Limousin bull, Ronick Member, has caught the eye of pedigree breeders in Mexico, so much so that 500 straws of semen have now been exported with a repeat order in the autumn in the offing.
BCPC links crop production to food at Glasgow conference 07/08/06
Key aspects of highly topical issues relating to global food production and trade will be the main focus of this year’s BCPC International Conference, Crop Science & Technology.
Kuhn Spreader Hits the Fertiliser Target 04/08/06
Accurate fertiliser spreading has long been a priority for Cumbrian farmers Mark and Charlie Jones.
Ballymena Steam Fair recognises John Deere anniversary 04/08/06
As part of its annual Steam Fair, the Traction Engine Club of Ulster (TECU) recently staged a special tribute to John Deere in recognition of the company’s 40th anniversary in the UK and Ireland.
'Farming For Future' Project Launched At Black Isle Show 03/08/06
CAP Reform, the continued pressure of external costs and the lack of price signals from the marketplace have all culminated in an uncertain future for Scotland’s farmers and crofters.
Clear Guidance For Farmers on NVZ Rules 02/08/06
NFU Scotland has welcomed new, clearer, guidance for farmers issued by the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) on the application of nitrogen to crops in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs).
Further Milk Price Blow 02/08/06
The announcement today by First Milk of a 0.75 pence per litre cut in the farmgate milk price is a further bitter blow for dairy farmers, according to NFU Scotland.
Almost There With Farm Tenancy Law Changes 02/08/06
The Tenant Farmers Association is looking forward to long awaited changes to agricultural tenancy legislation being implemented this October.
Avian flu: global sharing of virus samples 02/08/06
OFFLU, the OIE/FAO joint network of expertise on avian influenza, will systematically make avian influenza virus sequences accessible to the entire scientific community.
Whinfell Park Limousins Lead The Way to Poland 01/08/06
Bound for pastures new, a consignment of 20 in-calf pedigree Limousin heifers from Mr Allan Jenkinson set out from Cumbria on Friday 28th July 2006 en route for Poland.
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