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Yeast Cell Wall Supplement Boosts Lamb Growth Rates and Increases Profitability in UK Trials 31/03/07
Improved growth rates in lambs fed concentrates containing a commercial yeast cell wall supplement contributed to increased net profits of over £1.30/head in farm trials conducted in 2006 by Countrywide Farmers.
Longtown Primestock Sale 29/03/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 94 prime cattle, 4 young beef bull, 9 otm cattle, 6311 hoggs and 4893cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th March, 2007.
Cattle Industry urged to be vigilant in keeping Bluetongue out 29/03/07
The National Beef Association is pressing the cattle industry to make a special effort to stop Bluetongue Virus (BTV) entering the UK - especially through imported cattle.
New Multi-Source Magnesium Improves Efficacy of Cattle Grazing Minerals 29/03/07
Inclusion of a new multi-source magnesium concept in relevant products in its Maxcare Farm Minerals range improves palatability and availability at a time when effective supplementation is crucial, says Trouw Nutrition.
Chief Vet at Welsh Sheep 2007 29/03/07
The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop, is to open NSA Welsh Sheep 2007.
John Deere HPX Gator wins ATV of the Year Award 28/03/07
John Deere’s new HPX Diesel 4x4 Gator utility vehicle has won 4x4 Magazine’s Pick-up of the Year 2007 Award for Best ATV.
Countdown commences to Skipton pedigree beef season 28/03/07
The countdown is on to the 2007 “Pedigree Beef Season” at Skipton Auction Mart, featuring a series of high profile midweek shows between late April and June, which has become one of the highlights of the northern calendar.
3,000 producers will shape the Beef BRP 28/03/07
The EBLEX Beef Better Returns Programme (BRP) is asking 3,000 English beef producers to help shape the content and delivery of the project over the next two years.
New name on Craven Dairy Auction trophy 27/03/07
While lambing time reduced quantity, quality remained uncompromised among the 20 entries at the February Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
Million Pound Success as DNA Testing Rolls Out
A long-running campaign by NFU Scotland has paid off with the introduction from 6 April of a DNA testing process which will allow cattle previously without passports to be fully registered.
Livestock Excellence Expected at The Great Yorkshire Show 27/03/07
A record breaking £94,000 is being offered across the livestock classes at one of the country's leading agricultural events, the Great Yorkshire Show.
Agricultural Waste Exemptions Deadline Looms 27/03/07
Time is running out for farmers and growers to register their agricultural waste exemptions with the Environment Agency.
John Deere 8030 tractors delivered AutoTrac-ready 27/03/07
All new John Deere 8030 Series tractors are now being delivered AutoTrac-ready from the factory at no additional charge.
The Cost of Sharing Animal Health Responsibility 27/03/07
RABDF has opposed Government’s proposals to introduce Responsibility and Cost Sharing of animal health and welfare.
State Veterinary Service to become Animal Health 26/03/07
From 1 April the State Veterinary Service (SVS), an executive agency of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), will change its name to Animal Health.
Still Time to Mend Beef Self-Sufficiency Mistake 26/03/07
Continued improvements in the world economy make it more important than ever for the UK to hold onto its important beef production capacity.
Migratory birds are not to blame for bird flu 23/03/07
The BOU examines the arguments concerning the role of migratory birds in the global dispersal of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1.
Poultry vaccination and other disease control measures to combat H5N1 23/03/07
Vaccinating poultry, combined with several other control instruments, is an important tool in the worldwide battle against the H5N1 virus.
Calf Registrations Recover with Export Market 23/03/07
Following the lifting of the beef export ban in May 2006, nearly 76,000 mainly dairy-bred calves have travelled to the Continent.
Longtown Primestock Sale 22/03/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 prime cattle, 9 young beef bull, 26 otm cattle, 5350 hoggs and 3393 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd March, 2007.
Green budget, great opportunities for farmers 22/03/07
The NFU scored some wins in this year’s budget from Gordon Brown but farmers were stung with an increase in car tax for band G vehicles.
Chancellor Fails to Think About Farmers - Again 22/03/07
The Tenant Farmers Association has accused The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, of completely ignoring the farming community and farm tenants in particular in delivering yesterday’s Budget.
Budget 2007 - Transport Hit for Rural Areas 22/03/07
An increase in road tax for essential rural vehicles and a further hike in fuel duties will heavily penalise farmers and others living and working in rural Scotland.
New Breed UK Introduces Dairy Fertility Programme 20/03/07
Animal nutrition company, New Breed UK, is taking advantage of the latest research findings in dairy cow fertility and utilising a new programme to assist in its diet formulation and advisory work with producers.
Dalfibble Holstein Dispersal Sale 19/03/07
John Mackie’s Dalfibble Herd of Pedigree Holstein Cattle was dispersed on the 15th of March 2007 at the Dalfibble Farm.
NSA North Sheep 2007: a seminar schedule to inform and inspire 19/03/07
Political, marketing, technical and environmental issues will be discussed and debated at a series of seminars and a question time to be staged at NSA North Sheep 2007.
British Limousin Cattle Chairman Elected EUROLIM President 19/03/07
The standing of the British pedigree industry in Europe has again been recognised with the election of British Limousin Cattle Society Chairman, Aled Edwards, to the position of European Limousin President.
Carlisle Spring Horse & Pony Show & Sale 19/03/07
A showjumping gelding secured the top price of 5,000gns at the season’s first horse and pony sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Saturday.
National Spring Spectcular Calf Show at Beef Expo 2007 16/03/07
A show of top suckled calves and store cattle with a prize fund of £4000 will be a major focal point at the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2007, at Skipton, Yorkshire, on Thursday, May 17.
Longtown Primestock Sale 15/03/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 1 young beef bull, 23 otm cattle, 6593 hoggs and 4266 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th March, 2007.
Customer Service Key to New Semex Appointments 15/03/07
Top breeding company, Semex UK, has consolidated its customer support network with two key appointments.
NFUS Campaign to Prevent Supermarket 'Co-Mingling' Hots Up 15/03/07
NFU Scotland’s campaign to prevent the large supermarkets from confusing consumers by mixing meat from different origins on shelves marked with the Saltire, is gaining momentum.
Pressure Mounts to Address Beef on the Bone Issue 15/03/07
NFU Scotland and the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) have huge concerns at the continued delay regarding changes to rules for selling beef on the bone.
Record Price for Blonde d'Aquitaine Bull at Carlisle 15/03/07
Records were broken at the Early Spring British Blonde Society Sale, on Friday 9th March 2007, with a new record price for a Bull.
Farming can play a key role in UK climate change fight 14/03/07
The NFU has welcomed the Government’s commitment to tackling climate change and said farmers were in a prime position to help it achieve its targets.
Countryside Management Has To Be Paid For 14/03/07
The Country Land and Business Association is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to recognise the value of the contribution landowners and farmers make to the environment in Wales.
Herd Notebook for Beef Producers 13/03/07
The 80-page pocket size herd recording booklet has fulfilled the EBLEX Better Returns Programme’s (BRP) brief to supply producers with advice and information which is practical and adds real value.
Offal Market Opportunities 13/03/07
NEWLY published reports highlight opportunities for beef and lamb supply chains to make better returns on offals.
Longtown Rare Breed Poultry Sale 13/03/07
On Saturday 10th March 2007, the Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. held its first sale of Rare breed poultry, waterfowl, cage birds & equipment in over a year and it proved to be a great success.
No Return to Headage Based Beef Subsidies 12/03/07
The National Beef Association which is alarmed at the number of breeders and finishers who are still hoping for a return to direct, headage based, support.
NMR Report Shows Milk Quality Improvements
The latest NMR Annual Production Report, for the year ending September 2006, shows an improvement in average fat percentage, and a stabilising of protein percentage, after a period of decline in milk constituents.
NFU Scotland Elects New Crofting & Highlands & Islands Committee Chair 12/03/07
NFU Scotland elected its new Chairwoman and vice-Chairman at its Crofting and Highlands and Islands Committee meeting in Inverness on Wednesday 7 March.
All Party Group Welcomes Tesco Milk Price Rise 12/03/07
Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham and Chairman of the All Party Group on Dairy Farming, has spoken out after the supermarket chain Tesco raised the price of milk by 1.3 pence per litre.
Limousin is UK’s Largest Numerical Cattle Breed 10/03/07
Recently released figures show that 687,382 Limousin sired cattle were issued with passports in 2006. This represents a massive 35% of available market share, a figure that is exactly in line with the previous year’s figures.
Northern Ireland Limousin Breeder Triumphs in Paris 09/03/07
The Crawford Brothers celebrated on Monday 6th March 2007 when their five-year old bull Sauvignon took the Male Championship title at the SIMA/SIMAGENA Show held in Paris.
Major Flock Labour-Saving Opportunities Identified
Simplified, easier to manage systems and better planning could offer sheep producers across the country major opportunities for boosting returns by saving on both the wage bill and unpaid family labour, suggests EBLEX.
Longtown Primestock Sale 08/03/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 72 prime cattle, 3 young beef bulls, 6030 hoggs and 5324 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th March, 2007.
SIMA 2007: Fendt demonstrates market leadership 08/03/07
France remained by far the most important foreign market for AGCO-Fendt in the previous year, with almost 2,000 tractors sold.
Tenant Farmers Association AGM - Chairman's Report 08/03/07
In 2006 the Tenant Farmers Association passed a significant milestone having achieved 25 years of service to tenant farmers in England and Wales. 
Insurance set-aside poses topping bother 08/03/07
Farmers and landowners with insurance set-aside need to be aware that they could fall foul of management restrictions on the land for the first time this year, warns rural consultant Fisher German.
Suffolk Breed Changes to Commercial Targets 07/03/07
Suffolk Sheep Society members have been praised for embracing change. “You’re changing faster than any other sheep breed, to meet the needs of today’s market.”
Charolais Bulls sell to 7,000gns in Dungannon 06/03/07
Charolais bulls met a flying trade at a packed ringside selling to a top of 7,000gns in Dungannon on Saturday 3 March at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official early spring show and sale.
Planning Gain Supplement Hits Affordable Housing in Rural Areas, says CLA 06/03/07
A new tax being proposed by the Treasury will strangle enterprise and further constrain the provision of affordable housing in the countryside, says the Country Land and Business Association.
Chelford's Multi-National Sale of Belgian Blues 06/03/07
The sale of Belgian Blue Cattle at Chelford on Saturday 3rd March 2007 was one of the most exciting seen in the 25 years of the Society’s existence in the UK.
New National OSR Champion Pledges Sustained Improvement Support 02/03/07
Oilseed rape growers across the UK have a new champion in their efforts to take the greatest possible advantage of the huge opportunities offered by perhaps the most exciting crop at their disposal.
St George Rides Into Paris - EBLEX at SIA 2007 02/03/07
SAINT George will be giving his whole-hearted support to English beef and lamb at the giant SIA food and agriculture show in Paris.
Longtown Primestock Sale 01/03/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 78 prime cattle, 4 young beef bulls, 5472 hoggs and 5406 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st March, 2007.
Bird Flu Restrictions Lifted in Suffolk 01/03/07
Defra today announced changes to the disease control measures put in place to tackle the H5N1 outbreak in Suffolk.
Protect Consumers And Curb Supermarket Power, MPs Told 01/03/07
NFU Scotland has told MPs that the growing power of supermarkets must be better policed in order to protect consumer interests. 
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