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All Set for the Great Yorkshire Show 29/06/07
With just over a week to go until this year's Great Yorkshire Show opens its gates to visitors - it's set to be another huge success, with major increases in advance tickets sales.
Lady Byford elected RABDF president 29/06/07
Newly elected president of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is Lady Hazel Byford, shadow spokesman for food, farming and rural affairs in the House of Lords.
Top Tips for Devon Farmers on Fertility and Grazing Management 29/06/07
The EBLEX Beef Better Returns Programme (Beef BRP) has brought together some of the top experts on grazing management and herd fertility to share their knowledge with beef farmers in Devon.
Polytunnels Save Strawberries from Wet Weather 29/06/07
Tennis fans can still enjoy British strawberries as they watch Wimbledon because the crop has been protected from the unusually heavy rain by polytunnels.
Longtown Primestock Sale 28/06/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 90 Prime cattle, 3 Young bulls, 13 OTM cattle, 2,258 Prime lambs, 839 hoggs and 3,355 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th June, 2007.
Countries Making Progress in Response to Avian Influenza 28/06/07
The response to the deadly H5N1 virus in poultry has significantly improved over the past three years, but the virus remains entrenched in several countries and will continue to spread.
Cheffins Sale of Vintage and Classic Tractors 28/06/07
Cheffins are holding their annual auction sale of vintage and classic tractors on Saturday, 18th August 2007. 
Call for Dialogue on Animal Health Cost-Sharing 28/06/07
NFU Scotland and other UK farming unions have told Defra officials today in London that direct talks with Defra Ministers on proposals for sharing the costs of animal health and welfare policies must now take place.
Record Breaking Livestock Set for the Great Yorkshire Show 28/06/07
A record breaking number of cattle, sheep and pigs are entered for the Great Yorkshire Show, organisers have announced.
UK Livestock Does Grand Tour of Europe 27/06/07
LIVESTOCK from around the British Isles will be doing a grand tour of Europe this Autumn as the Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) and allied organisations visit a series of agricultural shows.
Way Open for Effective Badger Control Strategies 27/06/07
The Independent Scientific Group’s (ISG) report on the control of TB in cattle has re-set the landscape for future negotiation between the farmers and government over reduction of TB spread, the National Beef Association acknowledged today.
A Taster for the Year of Food and Farming at the Great Yorkshire Show 27/06/07
Farmers in Yorkshire will be given an insight into the Year of Food and Farming - which begins in September - at the region's premier agricultural event next month.
NFUS Submits Proposals for Better Waste Regulation 27/06/07
NFU Scotland has sent proposals to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for more user-friendly, efficient and proportionate waste regulations.
Call for Partnership on Climate Change Adaptation 26/06/07
Natural England is calling for a Europe-wide partnership on adaptation. The call comes ahead of the launch of the new European Commission Green Paper "Adapting to Climate Change" on 3 July 2007.
British Pigs Booming at Agrofarm 2007 26/06/07
Business is booming for British pig breeding stock at a major Russian agricultural show.
AGCO Corporation Takes Stake in Laverda 26/06/07
AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, yesterday announced that, subject to the approval of the competition authorities, it has agreed to acquire 50% of Laverda S.p.A from the Italian ARGO group.
Gamble Bull Heads Skipton Pedigree Beef Breeding Sale 25/06/07
Six pedigree Belgian Blues proved the stars on a packed card for cattle at Skipton Auction Mart.
Late Growth Surge Puts Onus on Tip-Top OSR Desiccation 25/06/07
The resurgence in oilseed rape growth following the May and June rains combined with noticeably earlier overall maturity this season means growers need act now to minimise harvesting problems.
Natural England supports Year of Food and Farming 22/06/07
The Year starts in September 2007 and aims to re-capture children's imagination about food and how it is produced.
Multi-Purpose Handler from Landini is a Versatile Power Unit 22/06/07
One of the most versatile and innovative machines unveiled to farmers at the Royal Highland Show this week is on the Landini stand where the PowerLift handler-tractor made its debut.
Keen Interest in New McCormick XTX165 Tractor at Cereals 2007 22/06/07
Farmers and contractors visiting the Cereals 2007 event last week took a keen interest in McCormick’s newest tractor, the XTX165.
Traffic to Flow at the Great Yorkshire Show 22/06/07
New traffic arrangements for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show should help keep traffic moving and minimise disruption to visitors and local residents, say organisers of the event.
Longtown Primestock Sale 21/06/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 81 Prime cattle, 1 Young bulls, 17 OTM cattle, 2448 Spring lambs, 1198 hoggs and 4382 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st June, 2007.
ASDA Steps Up its Support for British Beef 21/06/07
With ASDA’s demand for British beef set to exceed 250,000 head of cattle this year - an increase of almost 25% over 2005 levels - the supermarket chain is already confidently predicting this will rise by a further 12% in 2008.
Irish Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Exported to Italy 21/06/07
Irish Aberdeen-Angus breeders have achieved an export breakthrough with the export of 50 pedigree and commercial Aberdeen-Angus cattle to Italy.
Quarantine and Accurate Diagnosis Essential for War on Sheep Scab 21/01/07
Making sure all incoming sheep are quarantined for at least three weeks and securing an accurate diagnosis of any ectoparasite problems to eradicate sheep scab.
Coastal access proposals: removal of rights with no compensation 20/06/07
"We want more people to enjoy our coast but we fear that this consultation will end up being about taking rights without compensation and nothing more," said David Fursdon, President of the CLA.
New Champions at Craven Dairy Auction 20/06/07
North-East Lancashire father-and-son dairy farmers Philip and John Bowen hit the bulls eye when landing their first Craven Dairy Auction championship at the June show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Chance to Walk With Semex Elite in Toronto 20/06/07
Semex UK is calling upon members of the Holstein Young Breeders to step forward and be in with a chance to represent the UK in the prestigious Semex Walk of Fame progeny showcase held at the Canadian Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November.
The Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show 20/06/07
If you want to know a thing or two about cheese, then make sure you visit the Great Yorkshire Cheese & Dairy Show at this year's Great Yorkshire Show, which runs from Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 July at Harrogate.
Cull Options for TB Infected Badgers Must Be Examined Now 20/06/07
The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has urged DEFRA, in the light of the final report of the Independent Scientific Group (ISG) on cattle TB, to examine with the farming industry how a cost effective and practical cull of TB infected badgers could be conducted.
Woodland Eggs Win Prestigious Big Tick Award 19/06/07
The Woodland Egg brand, developed by Noble Foods and sold exclusively at Sainsbury’s, has scooped the Business in the Community (BITC) Big Tick Award for Cause Related Marketing.
Arise 'Sir Beefy' 19/06/07
The English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) has sent its warm congratulations to Ian Botham who was made a Knight Batchelor in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Battalion Milling Wheat Leader Launched at Cereals 2007 19/06/07
Cereals 2007 saw the official launch of Battalion, the variety that seized the UK’s milling wheat yield crown in the 2007/8 HGCA Recommended List.
Catana Oilseed Rape Launched at Cereals 2007 19/06/07
The highest-ever gross output winter oilseed rape to go forward for recommendation was launched at Cereals 2007.
NFU reacts to ISG Bovine TB report findings 18/06/07
The NFU has vowed to keep pressure on the government over its handling of Bovine TB after the release of its latest report on the disease.
Farm animal diversity under threat 18/06/07
The rapid spread of large-scale industrial livestock production focussed on a narrow range of breeds is the biggest threat to the world’s farm animal diversity, according to a report presented this week to the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
Badger culling is meaningless, report scientists 18/06/07
Badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain, the Governments Independent Scientific Group (ISG) on bovine tuberculosis (TB) said today, in its final report which has been welcomed by the Badger Trust.
Kuhn Farm Machinery at Cereals 2007 17/06/07
Kuhn had a strong presence at Cereals 2007, with the latest spreaders from the Axis range, new minimum tillage equipment, and additions to its ploughs range amongst the machinery on view.
British Cheese Scoops Top Awards at Royal Bath and West Show 15/06/07
Cheese producing members of the British Cheese Board – an organisation funded by its members and the MDC - scooped a record number of awards at this year’s Royal Bath and West Show.
Longtown Primestock Sale 14/06/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 87 Prime cattle, 11 Young bulls, 39 OTM cattle, 2404 Spring lambs, 1866 hoggs and 3923 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th June, 2007.
Fabulous Food at the Great Yorkshire Show 14/06/07
Award winning chefs, delicious food, and exciting cookery demonstrations combine to make the perfect ingredients for a visit to this year's Great Yorkshire Show.
Traditional landscapes are changing says Natural England 14/06/07
England’s unique and varied landscapes are changing says a new report launched today.
CLA Secures Grant to Help Land Managers Combat Climate Change 14/06/07
Almost £50,000 has been awarded to the CLA to fund a project to enable farmers and land managers calculate the carbon footprint of their businesses and judge the best way to react.
Administrative nightmare for fruit and veg growers to be consigned to history 14/06/07
Growers in England will no longer need the problematic fruit, vegetable and potato (FVP) authorisations when claiming payments under the single payment scheme.
Defra looks into new affordable rural housing programme 14/06/07
Defra will begin researching a new funding programme to increase affordable rural housing, Barry Gardiner, Minister for Rural Affairs, announced today.
Promoting UK Livestock at Russia's AgroFarm 2007 14/06/07
The National Beef Association is leading a UK delegation to Moscow on June 19-21 to attend the AgroFarm Livestock Exhibition.
Biofuels - a realistic assessment 13/06/07
NFU President Peter Kendall, speaking at the National Cereals event in Cambridgeshire, invited his audience to engage in a realistic assessment of the hotly debated subject of biofuels.
Beef Shorthorn Breeder Hosts Breedplan Seminar 13/06/07
A judging seminar hosted by Beef Shorthorn breeder Carey Coombs at Carnwath extolled the merits of pedigree beef recording which is being demanded by newcomers to the resurging traditional breed.
NSA North Sheep builds on success 12/06/07
More than 8,000 visitors flocked to NSA North Sheep, the National Sheep Association northern region’s one day bi-ennial event on Wednesday 6 June.
Biodiversity is Crucial in the Fight Against Climate Change - Gardiner 12/06/07
The crucial role of biodiversity in tackling climate change was today highlighted by Barry Gardiner, Biodiversity Minister, at an international conference at the Royal Society.
British Blonde Heifers Exported to Poland 12/06/07
During the past few weeks an exiting development has come to British Blonde breeders who’ve just seen some of the breeds best bloodlines get exported into Poland.
What’s On Your Plate? – The Campaign for Scottish Food and Farming 11/06/07
NFU Scotland is set to launch a high profile new Scottish food campaign aimed at highlighting all of the positive things delivered by Scottish farming and farmers.
NBA’s Management Vindicated By 2006 Accounts 11/06/07
The National Beef Association accounts showed a £43,000 surplus for 2006, its chairman, Duff Burrell, told members at its annual meeting in Hexham, Northumberland on Friday.
John Deere to Acquire Chinese Tractor Company 08/06/07
Deere & Company, the world's largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, said today that it plans to expand small tractor manufacturing in China.
JCB Fastrac 8250 gets Royal Show Gold 08/06/07
The JCB Fastrac 8250 has been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s (RASE) Gold Medal.
Kemira GrowHow Adds Perspective to Green Debate 08/06/07
Kemira GrowHow is calling for greater perspective in the environmental debate surrounding the use of Nitrogen fertilisers.
SAC Energy Audits Help Reduce On-Farm Carbon Footprint 08/06/07
SAC has launched a package of energy auditing services which aim to help farmers and growers lower their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and identify opportunities for the generation of renewable energy on their farms.
Longtown Primestock Sale 07/06/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 88 Prime cattle, 3 Young bulls, 26 OTM cattle, 1447 Spring lambs, 2699 hoggs and 3516 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th June, 2007.
Greater Value for Pig Farm Assurance 07/06/07
News that farm assured pig farmers are facing a reduced level of statutory inspections for food safety and hygiene, is a major fillip to the pig industry says the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
United Call for Government Commitment over 2007 SPS Payments 07/06/07
The Country Land and Business Association, The National Farmers Union and the Tenant Farmers Association, today called on the Government to commit to making Single Payment Scheme payments for 2007, either in full or an 80 per cent part payment, this December.
Defra Animal Health and Welfare Plan Ignores Reality 07/06/07
The Tenant Farmers Association has rejected plans contained in a DEFRA consultation document for greater sharing of the responsibility and costs of animal health and welfare policy between Government and farmers.
Badger Trust Warns Vet's Evidence Based on Anecdote 07/06/07
State vets' claims about the causes of bovine TB are based on anecdote rather than sound scientific evidence, the Badger Trust warned Secretary of State David Miliband today.
Demand for Biofuels Inflates Global Food Prices 07/06/07
Global food import bills are increasing, partly due to soaring demand for biofuels, according to FAO’s latest Food Outlook report.
NFUS-Led Group Tests New BVD Strategy 06/06/07
NFUS and a number of associated industry groups met local farmers at Kelso last week to roadtest a new Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) strategy, which they plan to launch this autumn.
Environmental Stewardship Schemes - Are You Compliant? 06/06/07
FARMERS who claim under the environmental stewardship and single payment schemes are responsible for complying with the conditions of the schemes by meeting cross compliance requirements.
New Models and New Colours for McCormick Tractors 06/06/07
New tractors and a new colour scheme being unveiled at this year’s Cereals 2007 event heralds a new era for McCormick Tractors International and its Doncaster-built products.
Wet weather blamed for pesticides setback 06/06/07
The very wet autumn of 2004, combined with a change in number of sampling sites, is being blamed for a small increase in the proportion of water samples exceeding 0.1 microgram per litre threshold for farm chemicals.
Change one thing on World Environment Day 05/06/07
Climate Change and Environment Minister Ian Pearson will today ask people to mark World Environment Day by identifying the one change they can make in their everyday lives to protect the environment and fight climate change.
Defra Money for Farm Health Planning 05/06/07
Funding of over £1.6 million has been awarded by Defra to kick start projects to help English cattle keepers improve their farm animal health and welfare.
British Charolais shipped to Poland 05/06/07
The first consignment of British Charolais to Poland was made this week with a shipment of 27, 12 month old heifers from the Morris family’s 230 cow pedigree Dorcas herd based at Easington, Aylesbury.
BCPC Helping You to Spray Within the Law 04/06/07
At last, all you need to know about spraying within the law in a quick and easy-to-understand format.
Farmers Advised to Check the Safety of Their Trees 04/06/07
Farmers and landowners are being advised to check the safety of trees on their land or they could end up facing prosecution. 
New Crop Opportunities 04/06/07
New Crop Opportunities, the electronic farm management aid, developed by the British Crop Production Council is now live on-line.
New Drenches Plug Vitamin Deficiencies for Sheep and Cattle Producers 04/06/07
Many UK soils are deficient in vitamins and trace elements and, as a result, they will not provide grazing livestock with adequate levels.
Dairy Group Chairman Calls on Government to Act Now on Bovine TB Crisis 01/06/07
Cases of bovine tuberculosis in Shropshire are rampaging out of control at the moment, according to local MP Daniel Kawczynski, raising serious issues of animal welfare as well as threatening farm livelihoods.
Breeders Urged to Enrol Rams in CLA Monitoring Scheme 2007 01/06/07
The Sheep and Goat Health Schemes (SGHS) have launched the Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) Monitoring Scheme 2007. 
British Charolais to host international guests 01/06/07
The British Charolais Cattle Society is to host more than 30 international delegates from 11 major beef producing countries at the World Charolais Technical Conference, to be staged in Scotland later this month.
SAC highlights potential of organic grain production 01/06/07
The UK does not produce sufficient organic grain (cereals and pulses) to supply the needs of organic livestock producers and millers and has to rely on imports to make up the shortfall.
Have A Say In Pig Industry Future 01/06/07
Pig farmers are being offered the chance to have a say in how their levy money is spent over the next few years.
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