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Lishman’s Champion Scotch Beef Coup 30/11/07
Lishman’s Butchers in Ilkley has achieved a major meat coup after securing championship-winning prime Scotch beef.
Longtown Primestock Sale 29/11/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 67 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 39 OTM cattle, 4,828 prime lambs and 6,298 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th November, 2007.
Free Range Lessons to be Learned, says British Poultry Council 29/11/07
DEFRA have today issued their initial epidemiological report into the avian influenza outbreak at Redgrave in North Suffolk.
Pneumonia Outbreak Trials Highlight Efficacy of Combination Treatment 29/11/07
Pneumonia treatment trials on commercial farms across the UK show that the use of an antibiotic in combination with an anti-inflammatory will deliver marked animal recovery.
Think Before Spreading Manure and Slurry, warns Dow AgroSciences 29/11/07
Farmers looking to dispose of farmyard manures and slurries over the winter months need to think about what may have gone into it, where it is going and whether any herbicide used last summer could affect crops next year.
Borders Farmers Urge Shoppers to Tuck Into Scottish Turkey! 29/11/07
NFU Scotland is holding a promotional event in the Borders on Friday 7 December, as part of its What’s on Your Plate? campaign, to urge shoppers to buy Scottish turkeys for Christmas.
UK Poultry Farmers Could Lose £30m at Next Bird Flu Outbreak 28/11/07
UK poultry farmers stand to lose as much as £30 million in a major outbreak of avian flu due to EU regulations affecting government compensation.
Avoid Cold Weather Growth Rate Checks in Heifer Calves 28/11/07
As the colder winter weather starts to bite, heifer calf rearers need to review milk replacer feeding concentrations to preserve optimum growth rates.
Bill’s Belgian Blue Baby Lands Skipton Calves Title 28/11/07
A five-week-old Belgian Blue-cross youngster from Bill Pinder, of Longstripes Farm, Newton-in-Bowland was champion at the annual Christmas calves show at Skipton Auction Mart.
NFU Calls for Brazil Beef Ban 28/11/07
NFU President Peter Kendall has called on the EU Commission urgently to consider banning imports of beef from Brazil, in the light of further reports of serious breaches in cattle identification regulations in a country where foot and mouth disease is endemic.
Ritchey Advises Producers on New Rules for Double-Tagging 27/11/07
Sheep producers have been advised to check their tag stocks, in preparation for the implementation of the proposed new rules on double-tagging.
Welsh Farmers Can Learn from Italian Approach 27/11/07
Young Welsh farmers from the Future Farmers of Wales on a study tour of North West Italy found that many of their problems are shared by olive producers and artisan Parmesan cheese producers as well as by other livestock producers. 
European Award for Landini Rex Tractor 27/11/07
The Landini Rex 85S has been crowned ‘Tractor of the Year 2008’ in the category for specialised tractors at the Agritechnica exhibition in Germany.
Case IH Rolls Out New Round Balers 27/11/07
Already prized for their ability to produce dense, uniform, round hay bales in the toughest conditions, the Case IH line of round balers has been upgraded and improved for 2008.
Solid Trade for Carlisle Charolais 26/11/07
Charolais bulls met a solid trade peaking at 6,200gns in Carlisle on Friday 23 November, at the breed society’s official autumn fixture.
David Bellamy Presents Top National Award to Lincolnshire Farmer 26/11/07
It was the meeting of two ‘Davids’ when controversial environmentalist and renowned botanist David Bellamy presented Lincolnshire farmer David Hoyles with the 2007 Barrie Orme Shield.
Welsh Countryside at Risk 26/11/07
CLA Wales, the rural economy expert, is warning that the Welsh countryside is increasingly at risk as prices paid to livestock producers are being driven below a sustainable level.
Prime Beef Backlog Clears in Stable Market 23/11/07
Latest official slaughter figures from Defra and feedback from abattoirs across the country indicate the backlog of prime cattle has cleared the market very much more rapidly than originally feared.
Pioneer Gold for Quality Beef and Lamb 23/11/07
Pioneer Foodservice, of Cumbria, has picked up a gold award for signing-up customers to the English Quality Standard scheme for beef and lamb.
NFUS Stunned at Further Pirbright Foot and Mouth Virus Failure 23/11/07
A probable further leak of foot and mouth virus into the drainage system at Pirbright on Monday, barely two weeks after Defra and the Health and Safety Executive had apparently given the site a clean bill of health, beggars belief according to NFU Scotland.
Abattoir Study Highlights the Need for Cattle Lung Protection Therapy 23/11/07
Pneumonia-induced lung damage could be costing some cattle almost 74kg a year in lost lifetime growth potential with even moderate damage resulting in animals losing 39kg over an 18 month beef finishing system.
New British Friesian Young Sire at Cogent 23/11/07
New British Friesian Young Sire Bradash Tournament joins the line-up at Cogent Breeding Limited, Aldford, Chester.
St George Branded Lamb Storms Back into France 23/11/07
St George is charging back into France as quality lamb makes a welcome return to supermarket shelves.
Longtown Primestock Sale 22/11/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 71 prime cattle, 30 Over Thirty Month cattle, 4,990 prime lambs and 4,127 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd November, 2007.
Natural England calls for a greener CAP 21/11/07
Natural England has called for a new model of financial support for environmental land management to replace the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
NFUS Tells Lords of Long-Term CAP Vision 21/11/07
A day after the European Commission published its proposals for a health-check of the Common Agricultural Policy in 2008, NFUS has been giving evidence at the House of Lords on its long-term vision for the CAP.
Brisk Trade for Best of Blacks in the Borders 20/11/07
Irish buyers set the pace at the “Best of Blacks in the Borders” sale of Aberdeen-Angus females at St Boswells on Saturday 17th November.
Christmas Craven Dairy Auction Sets Yet Another Record Price 20/11/07
Christmas came early for the region’s dairy farmers with some notable selling prices, including yet another new top price record of £2,050 for the champion.
Record Bid for Aberdeen-Angus Female at Perth 20/11/07
In a remarkable trade for Netherton females, the six year old cow, Netherton Missie A114, sold for the top price of 30,000gns to John Lascelles.
Q Awards for Sedbergh Butchers 20/11/07
Steadmans of Sedbergh, Cumbria has won 11 of the top product awards in the Guild of Q Butchers 2007 Smithfield Awards.
Breed Data Highlights National Herd Changes 20/11/07
The number of beef-sired calves born annually in England has declined by almost 70,000 over the past four years, according to BCMS registrations.
New Manager for Cumbria Farm Link Team 20/11/07
Nancy Tweddell has moved on from her role as Cumbria Farm Link Manager.
Meat Export Restrictions Finally Lifted for Most of GB 20/11/07
The lifting of meat export restrictions for most of GB, agreed a fortnight ago by Brussels vets, has now come into force.
Farmers to Share Good Will and Good Food for Christmas 19/11/07
Farmers from around Scotland will be getting into the Christmas spirit over the coming weeks as they promote their quality Scottish food and drink around the country.
Skipton Open Meeting With EBLEX 19/11/07
Looking at the possibility of using alternative feeds is vital for beef and sheep producers, especially during this period of rising feed costs.
Welsh Farmers Fuelling the Future 19/11/07
Go back to your farms and prepare to fuel and feed the nation was the message delivered to the Future Farmers of Wales Conference, held at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.
Beef Producers Pledge Allegiance to Charolais 16/11/07
Beef producers pledged their allegiance to Charolais in Perth on Thursday 15 November where bidding peaked at 30,000gns and 124 lots were traded for an average £4,564.00.
Local Food Set to Go Mainstream 16/11/07
Local food is set to move from a niche marketing opportunity to the mainstream of weekly shopping as major supermarkets embrace it with real commitment, suggested industry experts at a specialist Chartered Institute of Marketing event this week.
NFU/NFUS Dairy Contract Looks For Greater Fairness 16/11/07
The NFU and NFU Scotland have launched a model milk contract designed to bring greater fairness to the relationships between milk producers and purchasers and to stimulate debate on a number of important issues.
NADIS Pig Health Report for October 2007 16/11/07
A common theme in anecdotal reports by NADIS veterinary surgeons in the early part of the month were problems that have accrued as a result of restrictions of movements of pigs under the FMD controls.
Longtown Primestock Sale 15/11/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 55 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 11 OTM cattle, 3,311 prime lambs and 4,596 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th November, 2007.
Romania Looks to GB Livestock Industry 15/10/07
Investment by Romania in its livestock industry is a government priority and they are looking to Great Britain for help.
Sower of Wild Oats Wins Natural England's Top Farming Award 15/11/07
The inventor of a revolutionary new way of collecting and sowing wild seeds to help restore medieval hay meadows in Sussex has been awarded the top honour in Natural England’s prestigious “Future of Farming Awards”.
Paying Farmers to Protect the Environment? 15/11/07
Carefully targeted payments to farmers could serve as an approach to protect the environment and to address growing concerns about climate change, biodiversity loss and water supply, FAO said today in its annual publication The State of Food and Agriculture.
David Dickinson – Gifted Auctioneer and Stockman 15/11/07
David Dickinson, the livestock auctioneer whose gavel fell on leading priced pedigree beef and sheep in the UK, died on Friday (November 9), aged 52.
NFUS Urges Farmer and Public Vigilance for Avian Flu 14/11/07
NFU Scotland is urging poultry producers and the general public to be vigilant for signs of avian influenza following an outbreak of the disease in Suffolk.
Farmers Offered Financial Help to Investigate Causes of Cattle Abortions 14/11/07
The cost of the safe disposal of the carcase of an aborted calf will be waived by SAC Veterinary Services when a blood sample from the affected cow is submitted along with the foetus to one of its eight diagnostic laboratories.
Scottish Farmers Co-ops to Help Tackle Climate Change 14/11/07
A benchmark survey carried out by SAOS as part of a Carbon Trust Networks project has established that farmers can cut their carbon footprint and save money.
Dumfriesshire and Argyllshire Venues for Cattle Outwintering Systems Events 12/11/07
Beef producers across Scotland are invited to join in farm walks on the 4th and 13th December on two commercial farms where best practice techniques for outwintering cattle on hill or woodland areas are being evaluated.
Welshpool Charolais in Strong Demand Peaking at 4,000gns 12/11/07
Charolais bulls met an exceptionally strong demand throughout, selling to a top of 4,000gns and a clearance of more than 60% of total entries was achieved in Welshpool, on Thursday 8 November at the breed society’s official autumn show and sale.
Heavier Pigs Hitting The Market 12/11/07
Foot and Mouth restrictions have caused a huge backlog of pigs which means average slaughter weights are now some 3kg higher.
Calls for Ban on Brazilian Beef Now Even More Justified 12/11/07
NFU Scotland believes that calls for a ban on Brazilian beef are further justified by the recent EU Veterinary report which evaluated animal health procedures in the Brazilian livestock industry.
John Deere 7050 Series Self-Propelled Foragers Offer Intelligent Solutions 09/11/07
New levels of power, ‘intelligent’ technology and productivity are offered by John Deere's 7050 Series self-propelled forage harvesters, which will be available for the 2008 season.
Belgian Blue Youngster Awarded Skipton Title 09/11/07
Belgian Blue heifers made the headlines at the annual autumn show of suckled calves and store cattle with show potential at Skipton Auction Mart.
Mineral Availability Program Flags Up Potential Mineral Issues 09/11/07
Increasing standard mineral premix supplementation levels to overcome dietary shortfalls in minerals may not be economic and may even supply excess levels of trace elements, warns Trouw Nutrition.
Lothian and Borders Farmers Invited to Participate in New Arable Monitor Farm 09/11/07
Higher grain prices bring optimism to arable farming but new challenges arise: rising costs, volatile grain markets and managing the environment.
Longtown Primestock Sale 08/11/07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 26 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 18 OTM cattle, 3,497 prime lambs and 5,181 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th November, 2007.
Quality to the Fore at Borderway Agri-Expo 2007 08/10/07
The agricultural industry received a welcome boost from the resounding success of the Borderway Agri-Expo event, held on Friday 2nd November at Borderway, Carlisle, Cumbria. 
FAO Forecasts Continued High Cereal Prices
Unfavourable weather, low stocks, tight supplies amid strong demand cited as causes.
Diagnostic Test Enhances Control of Bovine Tuberculosis by Vaccination 08/11/07
IAH's Compton Laboratory has developed a test that can distinguish cattle that have been vaccinated against bovine tuberculosis (TB) from those that had been infected by the causative agent, the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis.
Computer Model For Pig Producers 08/11/07
Changing one thing on a pig unit can have unexpected results in other areas but now a Breeding Herd Calculator has been developed by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) to help tackle this.
Free Cattle Rationing Advice for Suckler Herds at Beef BRP Workshop 08/11/07
Independent ruminant nutritionist Lizz Clarke will be handing out personalised winter feeding advice for farmers with suckler herds, at an EBLEX  Beef Better Returns Rationing Workshop, at Newton Rigg on 3 December.
Hampshire Down Produces Added Value Finished Lamb 07/11/07
David and Sally Dixon are among those dedicated hill farmers who are focused on continually improving flock output and exploiting the market place to ensure a sustainable business.
Crest of a Wave for Strathisla Suffolk Carcase Quality 07/11/07
Carcase quality is the driver behind one of the most successful Suffolk flocks in recent years, fourth time winner of the Society National flock competition, Robbie Wilson told more than 200 visitors at the champion’s view day at North Dorlaithers, Turriff, Aberdeenshire.
Thomas Equipment Appoints Petter M. Etholm President & CEO 06/11/07
Petter M. Etholm has joined Thomas Equipment, Inc. (THME.PK) as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company's Board of Directors.
Lamb Radio Adverts Start New Campaign 06/11/07
A series of new radio adverts for Quality Standard lamb airs this week, marking the first phase of a heavweight advertising and promotion campaign from the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX).
Better Returns from Buying and Selling Store Cattle 06/11/07
At the Borderway Agri Expo on 2nd November in Carlisle, the EBLEX Beef Better Returns Programme (Beef BRP) launched a new technical leaflet guiding producers through some top tips and best practice when buying and selling store cattle.
Fuelling Our Future Farmers 06/11/07
Renewable energy and anaerobic digestion are just two of the buzz words concerning younger farmers as they embrace a future dominated by climate change and dwindling supplies of traditional fuels and fertilisers.
National Market Analyses Highlight Foot & Mouth Impact 05/11/07
Foot and mouth restrictions in August and September have resulted in a significant backlog of up to 400,000 head of lambs and 19,000 prime cattle across Great Britain.
Live Maize Harvesting and Crimping Demo at Exeter Site 05/11/07
Grain maize is a relatively new crop for the UK’s arable and mixed farmers but, according to John Morgan of the Maize Growers Association (MGA), it offers some exciting financial and environmental benefits.
Plumgarths Hub Reaps Farmer of the Year Award 02/11/07
Cumbrian farmer John Geldard received the coveted Farmer of the Year Award at last night’s Farmers’ Weekly Awards, attended by HRH Countess of Wessex, for his pioneering creation of Plumgarths Hub.
Selective Bidding for British Blues at Carlisle 01/11/07
The Border British Blue Club staged their Eighteenth Annual Autumn Show & Sale at Carlisle, when auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Borderway Mart, Rosehill offered for sale a good selection of British Blue Cattle.
The 25th Northern Expo Holstein Show 01/11/07
On the evening of Friday 26th October 2007 Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Mart was the venue for the 25th “Silver Edition” Northern Expo Holstein Show.
Lambert Shearling Ram Again Champion at Skipton Dalesbred Show 01/11/07
The Lambert farming family – husband and wife David and Christine, and their son Robert - of Woodend Farm, Raydale, Askrigg, landed a third championship success. Tops Value-For-Money Holstein Rankings 01/11/07
Four bulls in the first six places of Dairy Farmer magazine’s latest “Best Buy” rankings make the undisputed best value-for-money semen supplier in the UK.
TV Stars Steal Show at Skipton Working Dogs Highlight 01/11/07
Four-legged TV stars stole the show at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale of working sheepdogs.
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