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Farm Health Planning at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show 29/08/08
Preparing cows for calving, and managing calves within the first few days of life are crucial if dairy farmers are to protect their animals’ future health and subsequent performance, according to Maggie Gould of Volac.
Case IH Wins in China 29/08/08
Case IH recently signed two contracts totalling nearly $12 million with the Xinjiang Agriculture Cultivation Group (XACG) in China to supply 40 Case IH model CPX620 cotton pickers.
Woodland Egg Lorries Hit The Road 29/08/08
Five egg collection vehicles sporting the Woodland Egg livery have been put on the road as part of the latest initiative from Sainsbury’s and Noble Foods.
Semex Holstein Sires Create a Storm in August Proofs 29/08/08
Semex sires have performed strongly in the August proof round, with well known names continuing to achieve impressive rankings and three notable sire introductions.
Longtown Primestock Sale 28/08/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 118 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 35 OTM cattle, 4,928 prime lambs and 6,410 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th August, 2008.
Claas Increase Output Potential on High Capacity Combines 28/08/08
Claas UK is extending the availability of the unique10.5m wide Vario cutterbar to other models for 2009, following its highly successful launch last year.
Finalists Line Up for Gold in NMR/RABDF Gold Cup 2008 28/08/08
Six finalists are being judged for this year’s NMR/RABDF Gold Cup. For the first time in the competition’s history, finalists are from three countries – Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.
Mason Mules Champions at Skipton 26/08/08
Local husband and wife farmers John and Claire Mason, of Oddacres Farm, Embsay landed the Stephen Foster Memorial Trophy when their 50-strong pen of Bluetongue-vaccinated Mule wethers was judged the best in show.
New McCormick Tractor Takes a Ferry Ride 26/08/08
Customer Mike Harding purchased a new McCormick CX95 tractor to work on Inchfad Island on Loch Lomond. The only way to reach the place is by boat.
August Proof Run Enhances Position 22/08/08
Four bulls in the top 10 of the new £PLI rankings plus the highest new entry in Durham grandson Zenjo mean that has again strengthened its position as the dominant new force in dairy genetics following the latest proof run.
HO,LL Winter Oilseed Rape Harvest Impresses 22/08/08
High Oleic, Low Linolenic (HO,LL) winter oilseed rape is performing particularly well for growers across the country this season, delivering good yields of oil well within specification for very attractive returns.
Claas Complete Tractor Renewal Line-Up with Axos 22/08/08
In the five years since they took a majority shareholding in Renault Agriculture, CLAAS has invested heavily in the plant and the design and development of new replacement models.
German Holsteins Proving Their Worth Under UK Conditions 22/08/08
German-bred Holsteins Laudan, Leif and Ramos – all now with UK proofs - occupy three of the top six places in the latest £PLI rankings following the August proof run.
Plan Older Cattle Culling Now to Secure Value 22/08/08
Beef and dairy herds across the country must plan the culling of any cattle born before August 1996 carefully in the coming month if they are to avoid losing out altogether on OCDS compensation.
Northern Expo Dairy Show 2008 22/08/08
The Northern Expo Dairy Show, one of the best and most popular one-day events in the UK, returns for its 26th year on the evening of Friday 24th October 2008 within Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
CLA Wales Urges Clear Thinking on GM Issues 21/08/08
The GM issue mustn’t prevent Welsh farmers from competing fairly in a global market, CLA Assistant Director North Wales Dawn Harding-Maddocks said at the Denbigh and Flint Show.
Longtown Primestock Sale 21/08/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 80 prime cattle, 46 OTM cattle, 5,069 prime lambs and 6,221 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st August, 2008.
Window of Opportunity in Bluetongue Timetable
NFU Scotland believes that Scottish livestock producers have a window of opportunity in which to minimise trade disruption with the North of England this autumn.
NFUS to Ensure Supermarkets Play Fair to Farmers 20/08/08
NFU Scotland has written to the major retailers in order to highlight to them increasing concern over the potentially damaging effect that recent pricing strategies could have on farmgate prices and the future supply of Scottish food and drink.
Hall Mules Supreme at Skipton Shearlings Highlight 20/08/08
Over 3,500 breeding sheep passed through the sales rings at Skipton, as one of the mart's major summer fixtures saw entry numbers hit similar levels as the last full show in 2006.
Boost Needed for Scottish Sheep Sector 20/08/08
The indifferent start to the Scottish sheep sale season has left the sector in dire need of a confidence booster.
Carlisle Suffolk Sheep Sale Success 19/08/08
A top price of 5,000gns and sale average of close to £500 was achieved amid strong commercial and breeder interest for Suffolks at the Society’s first sale at the Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
Title Number Six for Jeremy Taylor at Craven Dairy Auction 19/08/08
The mid-August Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart (Mon 18th) was hailed as one of the best ever in terms of both numbers and quality in the newly calven heifers class, which attracted a robust 29-strong entry.
Top Holstein Bull Still Top After Proof Re-Rank 19/08/08
Ongoing improvements to the way in which genetic indexes are calculated has produced a slight re-ranking of bulls in the newly published August proofs (published August 19, 2008).
McCormick Tractors Return to Billingshurst After 30 Years 19/08/08
A former employee of SCATS, the rural trading co-operative that for many years was the Sussex distributor for McCormick-International tractors, is bringing the historic marque back to the county.
NADIS Health Report for July 2008 19/08/08
The usual mixture of production, fertility and health issues were described but probably the most common comments related to discussion with clients on the introduction of PCV2 vaccines.
New 3-Point Mounted Tedders from Kuhn 19/08/08
Five new three-point mounted tedders in the 5.2 – 7.8 metres (17 – 25ft) working width bracket are now available from Kuhn Farm Machinery.
British National Ploughing Championships Return to Kent 18/08/08
Britain's top ploughmen flock to Kent in the autumn when the 2008 British National Ploughing Championships return to the 'Garden of England' for only the second time in its' fifty-eight year history.
Off Road Farm Ride With a View 18/08/08
Off road farm rides are a popular way for horse owners to enjoy a change of scenery and escape the dangers of riding on public roads. Merseyside’s newest and only UK Chasers horse riding course has just opened.
New John Deere Combines Increase Harvest Performance 17/08/08
John Deere has announced a series of improvements to its combine range for 2009, designed to increase harvest performance in all crops and conditions.
Longtown Primestock Sale 14/08/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 42 prime cattle, 0 young bull, 34 OTM cattle, 4727 prime lambs and 7,970 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th August, 2008.
Limousin Bull Selected for Young Bull Promotion Scheme 14/08/08
Limousin bull Dinmore Bandit, owned by the Whinfellpark herd of Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor Farm, Clifton, Penrith, Cumbria has been selected for inclusion in the EBLEX sponsored Young Bull Promotion Scheme.
An Equestrian or Environmental Paradise 13/08/08
New to the rural property market, Sycamore Farm, Oxfordshire is one of only a few Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Schemes currently in place across the region.
Big Demand for Quality Bloodlines at Ronick Limousin Sale 12/08/08
Westerton Farm, Cowie, Stirlingshire was the venue for the on-farm sale from the long established and highly regarded Ronick Limousin Herd of David and Ronald Dick.
Keep Beef Breeding Cows for Change in Fortune 12/08/08
Suckled calf breeders should resist the temptation to sell off cows without replacing them now that the beef sector is poised to move into much calmer water.
SAME Tractors Could Save Farmers Money 12/08/08
A1 Tractors, one of the North of England’s leading farming suppliers, believes its new range of SAME tractors will save UK farmers money as the reality of escalating input costs starts to bite.
New Bird Flu Strain Detected in Nigeria 11/08/08
A strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza previously not recorded in sub-Saharan Africa has been detected in Nigeria for the first time, FAO said today.
Longtown Primestock Sale 07/08/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 103 prime cattle, 3 young bull, 23 OTM cattle, 3,610 prime lambs and 5,907 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th August, 2008.
Focus on Ballylinney Flock of Lleyn Sheep 07/08/08
A Scottish & Borders Lleyn Breeders Club farm walk this summer at Derek and Cindy Steen's upland farm will provide an insight into growing popularity of the Lleyn breed.
Skipton Auction Mart Welcomes BT Protection Zone Extension 07/08/08
Skipton Auction Mart has warmly welcomed Defra’s decision to this week extend the Bluetongue protection zone into all parts of North Yorkshire – including Craven – and neighbouring Lancashire.
Kilnsey Show Organisers Welcome Bluetongue Protection Zone Extension 07/08/08
Organisers of Britain’s biggest annual one-day agricultural show have hailed Defra’s decision to expand the Bluetongue protection zone as a major boost that will help maximise entries in the livestock classes.
Champions to the Fore at Skipton Beltex Highlight 06/08/08
This year’s Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh champions were among a quality line-up at the third annual National Progeny Show for pedigree and commercial Beltex sheep, though neither clinched supreme honours.
New Charolais Sire Selected for YBPS 06/08/08
Gower Blingbling is the latest Charolais bull to be selected for the EBLEX’s Young Bull Promotion Scheme following nomination by the British Charolais Cattle Society’s council of management.
Certain Ryegrass Varieties Can Minimise Crown Rust Problem 06/08/08
Crown rust resistance should be a key consideration for farmers when selecting grass varieties for this autumn’s reseeding, advises British Seed Houses.
Balmachie Triumphs in National Aberdeen-Angus Show 05/08/08
The Balmachie herd of Messrs John F Lascelles at Balmachie, Carnoustie, Angus, triumphed in an outstanding turnout of 100 Aberdeen-Angus at the National Aberdeen-Angus Show at Turriff Show, Aberdeenshire.
Hayward Championship Four-Timer at Skipton Suffolk Highlight 05/08/08
A fourth supreme championship success was achieved by the Northumberland-based Flodden flock of Jonathon Hayward at the 34th annual Suffolk sheep pedigree show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Simon Draper Joins Kirkby Stephen Mart 05/08/08
Simon Draper, who has had almost 30 years’ experience of auctioneering commercial and pedigree livestock, joins Harrison & Hetherington next month as auctioneer and livestock-manager at Kirkby Stephen Mart.
Frankland Nets Skipton Prime Lambs Double 05/08/08
North Craven sheep farmer Richard Frankland won his second prime lambs championship within the space of three months at Skipton Auction Mart’s August show.
SAC Highlights Farming's Retreat from the Hills 05/08/08
A report released today highlights the dramatic decline in sheep numbers in the Scottish hills.
OCDS Costs Ambush for Fallen Cattle 05/08/08
The owners of cows and bulls that miss moving through the Older Cattle Disposal Scheme before it ends on December 31st are almost certain to be hit by new collection and disposal costs.
Tom Peters Joins the Cogent Team 04/08/08
Tom Peters from Oxted, Surrey has joined the Cogent team as a Genetics and Marketing Assistant for 12 months as part of his placement year from college.
Big tick for Sainsbury's Woodland Eggs 03/08/08
For the second year running the Woodland free range egg brand has been awarded with a Business in the Community (BITC) Big Tick Award for Cause Related Marketing.
Emmotts Secure Second Craven Dairy Auction Championship 01/08/08
Steeton husband and wife farmers George and Gladys Emmott followed up their inaugural championship success at last month’s Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart by winning their second show this month.
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