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Mosston Muir Aberdeen Angus Herd Of The Year 31/01/07
Tom Rennie's Mosston Muir herd has won the Walkers Shortbread Rosebowl for Aberdeen-Angus Show Herd of the Year.

Caithness and Borders Top Aberdeen-Angus Sucklers 31/01/07
Commercial beef herds in Caithness and the Borders have claimed the top two places in the annual Bank of Scotland Aberdeen-Angus Suckler Herd of the Year awards.
Fruit and Vegetable Reform Proposals Cause Concern 31/01/07
Proposals announced by the European Commission for reforming the rules that govern the fruit and vegetable sectors, including potatoes, are a cause for real concern according to NFU Scotland.
Your Chance to Ask Questions on Sheep ID 31/01/07
The Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) are organising a series of meetings aimed at giving sheep keepers the opportunity to learn more about sheep ID rules.
Crofters Encouraged To Engage With Inquiry 31/01/07
NFU Scotland welcomed the formal approval of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill last week and is now encouraging crofters to engage with the Scottish Parliament’s Committee of Inquiry on Crofting to ensure that crofting communities are adequately represented.
UK Farmers Report Increasing Rodent Control Challenge 30/01/07
Rodent control is becoming an increasing challenge for farmers across the country, according to the results of a special study published by the world’s leading rodenticide manufacturer.
Shoppers' Support for Local Meat 30/01/07
THE origin of meat sold in British shops is a far more important factor in customers' buying decisions than was previously thought.
Sainsbury’s make a real difference to beef producers 30/01/07
Producers of Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference beef queued on Wednesday evening to sign up for Farm Connections, an innovative scheme to help integrate them into the professional supply chain.
Dairy Group Chairman Expresses Anger at RPA Cover Up 30/01/07
Daniel Kawczynski has reacted angrily to media reports that the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) had ‘massaged figures’ on Single Farm Payments to farmers in the UK.
Using Initial OCDS Experience to Plan Ahead 30/01/07
English dairy and beef herds need to plan the disposal of their older animals increasingly carefully over the final two years of the Older Cattle Disposal Scheme (OCDS) if they are to avoid losing out from the progressive annual reduction in compensation levels.
Leicestershire Charolais breeders score hat trick 26/01/07
Charolais enthusiasts, James and Vanessa Webb have collected the Eprinex Pour-On Charolais Herd of the Year award for the third time with entries from their 55 cow Rushfield herd.
Chelated supplement improves hill lamb performance 26/01/07
Sheep producers will find genuine cost benefits from drenching both their ewes and lambs this spring with an organically chelated trace element and vitamin supplement.
Limousin Cattle Society Sales Exceed £4.5 Million In 2006 26/01/07
Animals sold at British Limousin Cattle Society Official Sales broke through the £4.5 million barrier in 2006.
Longtown Primestock Sale 25/01/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 84 prime cattle, 11 young beef bulls, 5,696 hoggs and 5,214 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th January, 2007.
Herd Health Planning a Must for Export Markets 25/01/07
Live export markets for both pedigree and commercial cattle may have re-opened - but UK farmers need to take on board herd health planning now to avoid jeopardising these opportunities.
New Access Leaflet for Farmers, Crofters & Growers 24/01/07
NFU Scotland is launching a new information leaflet that gives a brief introduction for farmers, crofters and growers on their rights and responsibilities when it comes to public access to farmland.
Big Farmhouse Breakfast feast success 24/01/07
The annual Big Farmhouse Yorkshire Breakfast bonanza will raise around £3,000 for charity.
Farmers Challenge Government Minister About Bovine TB 24/01/07
MP Daniel Kawczynski arranged for three farmers and a veterinary expert to speak in person with Government Minister Ben Bradshaw MP about their worries about bovine tuberculosis.
Government offer on joint disease control worth considering 24/01/07
A government offer on joint industry/administration disease cost and control which takes the politics out of disease management is not a proposition that farmers can easily turn down.
Farming Union Leaders Meet Kyprianou Over Brazilian Beef Fears 24/01/07
Leaders of the UK and Irish Farming Unions met with EU health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou to press him to take all necessary actions to safeguard animal health in Europe.
Top Line-Up of Speakers for Beef Expo Conference 23/01/07
The managing director of Waitrose, Steven Esom, will be one of the main speakers at the National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2007 conference at Skipton on Wednesday, May 16.
Welsh to the fore at Skipton working sheepdogs sale 23/01/07
Ben, a superbly bred 23-month-old black and white Border Collie dog was top call of the day when selling for 3,600 guineas at the opening 2007 sale of working sheepdogs at Skipton Auction Mart.
Young NI Farming Star Triumphs at Semex Conference 23/01/07
A young farmer from Northern Ireland has picked up the prestigious Holstein UK President’s Medal Award, presented on 16 January at the dairy industry’s top event – the Semex Dairy Conference.
Importers of Irish Beef should avoid double standards on farm assurance 22/01/07
Importers of the 250,000 tonnes of beef from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) which enters the UK each year are going to have to select their purchases extremely carefully.
Northwest Stabiliser™ Project – interest continues to gain momentum 22/01/07
Beef producers located throughout the North West are pledging their support in the Northwest Stabiliser™ Project, a three - year, £375k Northwest Food Alliance (NWFA) awarded initiative funded by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).
McCormick sales in 2005 consolidated fourth-place ranking 19/01/07
Tractor sales figures for 2005 show that McCormick consolidated its position in the UK with a market share much the same as in the previous year while the gap to its nearest competitor opened.
Become a Top Pig Producer 19/01/07
Britain’s top pig producers are easily a match for our major European competitors according to the latest figures from the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
Youngsters to enjoy Farmhouse Breakfast Week at the Great Yorkshire Showground 19/01/07
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society has invited more than 100 youngsters to enjoy breakfast at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, as part of its support for the national campaign, Farmhouse Breakfast Week.
Longtown Primestock Sale 18/01/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 prime cattle, 4 young beef bulls, 3,624 prime hoggs and 5,287 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th January, 2007.
Guard Against Lice and Tick Threat at Lambing Time 18/01/07
Sheep producers are being urged to protect their flocks from lice and tick infestations this lambing season.

English Beef Makes Top Burgers 17/01/07
MAKERS of the country’s finest beef burgers have been handed an accolade by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).

Aberdeen-Angus Beef Brand Driving Society Success 17/01/07
Membership of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, and registrations of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle, reached an all-time high last year, according to the Society’s annual report.
NFUS Red Tape Campaign Taken To Parliament 17/01/07
NFU Scotland’s fight for an overhaul of the regulatory system was taken to the Scottish Parliament today with evidence being presented to MSPs. 
Farmers to question DEFRA minister over bovine TB fears 17/01/07
Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farmers , Daniel Kawczynski, has arranged a face to face meeting between farmers and Government Minister Ben Bradshaw MP from Defra.
Pure Charolais Out-Perform Crossbreds in Trials 16/01/07
Pure Charolais steers are consistently demonstrating performance that exceeds their Charolais cross counterparts, according to the third set of interim results from a trial at SAC Bush.
Biosecurity on the Agenda for Agricultural Shows 15/01/07
Representatives of around 80 local agricultural shows and societies gathered in Edinburgh today to express their views on new proposed disease control measures. 
Landini Tractor Dealers Collect Awards 15/01/07
Half a dozen farmers travelled to Oban to help Cameron MacFarlane of Argyll Agricultural Engineers celebrate winning Landini’s northern Dealer of the Year title.
NBA warns that Irish Beef inspections are not accredited 15/01/07
Severe doubts about the assurance status of tens of thousands of tonnes of beef imported from the Republic of Ireland.
Advice to pregnant women during the lambing season 15/01/07
The Department of Health, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Health and Safety Executive advise that pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep during the lambing season.
The Arable Group's Outlook Conference 2007
Factors influencing future business prospects from both a local and global perspective will be addressed by leading agriculturists at the The Arable Group's bi-annual Outlook Conference next month.
Farmers advised on employing foreign workers14/01/07
Approximately half the 600,000 temporary workers employed in British agriculture each year are from other EU states and North East farmers employing migrant workers are being urged to ensure they are employing them legally.
The UK Pesticide Guide 2007 14/01/07
The latest editions of The UK Pesticide Guide and The e-UK Pesticide Guide now offer farmers and growers, particularly those growing minor crops, the latest and most comprehensive information on specific off-label approvals (SOLAs) in one printed publication.
Record Festive Fayre and Turkey Sales for Food Service Firm 13/01/07
Pioneer Foodservice, of Carlisle, enjoyed record sales in December as customers splashed out on traditional Christmas fayre.
Longtown Primestock Sale 11/01/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 70 prime cattle, 12 young beef bulls, 5,253 prime hoggs and 4,881 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th January, 2007.
Managing Grassland for Horses Workshop 11/01/07
The British Grassland Society is holding a one-day workshop for farmers and equine business managers looking to provide quality grassland and grass products to the UK equestrian market.
Tenant Farmers Association Speaks Up For County Farms 11/01/07
The Tenant Farmers Association has again championed the case for the retention of County Council smallholding estates, this time in an appearance before Somerset County Council’s Scrutiny Committee.
NFUS Requests Changes To Cattle Passport Rules 11/01/07
NFUS is urging the Executive to alter the rules for dealing with late cattle passport applications.
'Better plants' investment is good news for farmers 11/01/07
The NFU has welcomed plans to invest £13m in UK plant research projects which aim to yield new crop varieties to help tackle future industry issues including climate change.
Tenant Farming, 2007 and Beyond 10/01/07
The future of tenant farming in Scotland comes under the spotlight in a series of roadshows over the next few weeks jointly organised by the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA) and NFU Scotland.
New MLC Imports to Boost Meat Exports 10/01/07
TWO new members of MLC staff will be helping to spearhead a drive to export more red meat from Britain.
Prime Minister launches CLA’s Just Ask campaign 09/01/07
The CLA's Just Ask campaign will encourage the public to ask where the food on their plate comes from whenever they're out for a meal – whether in a hotel, restaurant, pub, canteen or fast food outlet.
Hill Sheep Sector Concern Over Prices 09/01/07
A drop in lamb prices over the last eight weeks has fuelled fears in the hill sheep sector over its longer-term sustainability. NFUS is urging buyers to send the right signals to producers in 2007.
Confidence Up As Arable Land Prices Rise 08/01/07
English arable land prices rose by 7.5 per cent in 2006 and now stand at an average of £3,161 an acre, according to new figures from National Property Specialists Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database.
RABDF College Lecturers Day 08/01/07
The dairy sector will come under the spotlight at a conference staged specifically for agricultural college lecturers by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers’ at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, on Wednesday 17 January.
NBA presses David Milliband on food prices rises 08/01/07
The National Beef Association has asked David Milliband why government does not believe retail price rises are needed to counter the damaging impact of coupled subsidy removal on UK farming.
Scottish Farmers Campaign Reaches Scottish Parliament 05/01/07
All MSPs have been sent a letter with startling statistics about some of the prices Scottish farmers receive for their produce.
Semex Conference to Tackle the ‘Real Estate’ of Dairy Farming 05/01/07
Milk producers attending the 2007 Semex Dairy Conference will receive a much-needed New Year vote of confidence when keynote speaker Charles Dudgeon of leading international property consultancy, Savills, takes to the floor.
Longtown Primestock Sale 04/01/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 70 prime cattle, 7 young beef bulls, 4,525 prime hoggs and 2,278 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th January, 2007.
British Pig Industry Confidence Returns 04/01/07
Britain's pig production is showing a welcome upward trend in the latest edition of the annual pan-European cost of production analysis produced by the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
McCormick’s new dealer in Lancashire 03/01/07
Lancashire tractor dealer John Charnley & Sons has renewed its association with British-built farm tractors by taking on the retail franchise in Lancashire for McCormick.
NBA feeders in Southern England look to improve finished cattle prices 02/01/07
National Beef Association members in Southern England are to meet later this month to discuss ways of improving income from the sale of slaughter cattle.
Hard pressed dairy farmers can cash in on beef sector 02/01/07
Cash starved dairy farmers can create a second leg to their businesses if they take account of money that can be earned from a more beef orientated approach when they review their financial position for 2007.
Climate change tackled by new industry-led task force 02/01/07
A major initiative to tackle farming’s contribution to climate change is being launched by industry leaders at the Oxford Farming Conference.
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