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Rumenco Introduces 100kg SUPAlyx Tub 28/11/08
Specialist feed and mineral bucket supplement manufacturer Rumenco has launched a new 100kg SUPALyx tub as it rationalises the weight of products in its range.
RABDF Calls for Livestock Import Ban from BT Restricted Zones 28/11/08
An immediate ban on imports of all species from all Bluetongue restricted zones globally would protect the UK’s animal health status and save farmers from further vaccination costs.
Volac launches Ewe2 Plus 28/11/08
Volac has launched a new labour saving feeder for rearing surplus lambs. Called the Ewe2 Plus, the system features a 50 litre bucket with the capacity to feed up to 40 lambs from teats fixed to the pen.
Longtown Primestock Sale 27/11/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 75 prime cattle, 47 OTM cattle, 5,059 prime lambs and 5,210 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th November, 2008.
Lactaid Milk Cheque Booster for Ian 27/11/08
Dairy farmer, Ian Blamire is optimistic he’ll be able to boost his milk cheque in the next few weeks, thanks to winning a pallet of Lactaid, a new generation yeast, worth more than £1,400.
WCRF Makes a Pig's Ear of Cancer Claims 27/11/08
Claims that people are cutting down on eating processed meat such as bacon because of cancer fears have been rubbished by pig industry body BPEX.
2009 Semex Dairy Conference - Changing Channels 26/11/08
Headline speaker Jim Paice MP will be stepping up to the podium at the 2009 Semex Dairy Conference to take a candid look at current agricultural policy in the midst of the most turbulent year in recent history for global dairy markets.
Richard Spence Limousin Calf Lands Skipton Christmas Honours 26/11/08
A Limousin-cross youngster from Richard Spence, of Low Jack Field Farm, Sutton-in-Craven, was supreme champion at the annual Christmas calves show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Traditional Skills to the Fore at Regional Agricultural Centre 26/11/08
The traditional and the innovative sit side by side at the Great Yorkshire Showground as the latest phase of the Regional Agricultural Centre draws to completion.
Farming Together for a Natural England 26/11/08
Natural England announces new approach to green farming schemes, which targets money at our most treasured landscapes and important habitats.
Acidosis Health Warning for Livestock Farmers 25/11/08
Dairy, beef and sheep farmers face an increased risk of severe acidosis amongst their livestock this winter as the temptation to feed large quantities of cheap cereals takes hold.
Carlisle Charolais Bulls and Females Peak at 4,500gns 25/11/08
Charolais bulls led the trade at 4,500gns on Friday 21st November 2008 at the breed society’s autumn show and sale which also featured the annual consignment of Cracker females.
Yorkshire Members Celebrate Farm Stay UK Silver Jubilee 25/11/08
Over 50 Yorkshire members of Farm Stay UK came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the country’s largest network of farm-based accommodation providers.
Mannheim Factory Releases 1,500,000th John Deere Tractor 25/11/08
John Deere’s Mannheim tractor factory has released its 1.5 millionth tractor to a customer from the UK.
RABDF Calls for Immediate Action to Stem Further TB Spread 25/11/08
Defra has announced that the number of new infected herd incidents in GB are up 24% on the year between January and August.
Outlook 2009 Looks at Challenging Meat and Livestock Future 25/11/08
Outlook is a word often associated with uncertain weather conditions, but this year’s Outlook Conference is looking at an extremely variable and challenging future for the meat and livestock industry.
Yorkshire Rural Support Network Looks to the Future 24/11/08
The challenges of handing over a farming business to the next generation are the subject of a conference organised by the Yorkshire Rural Support Network (YRSN) on Wednesday 3 December at the Driffield Showground.
Better Colostrum Feeding Vital in Calves for Beef
Dairy farmers keen to make the most of their surplus calves this winter need to pay particular attention to ensuring they all receive sufficient good quality colostrum in the first 24 hours of life.
Cattle Industry Commitment to Ear Tags Not in Doubt 24/11/08
Cattle farmers across the UK spend £6 million a year buying almost 1.4 million replacement ear tags so the collective effort they make not to break ID regulations which require primary plastic flag tags and secondary button tags to be in place at all times cannot be in doubt.
Worldwide Demand for British Livestock at Eurotier 24/11/08
British livestock exhibitors at the Eurotier international agricultural show in Hanover last week took enquiries for cattle and sheep genetics from more than 20 countries around the globe.
Producers Saving Thousands with Semex ai24 23/11/08
Investing in Semex’s ai24 fertility management package is paying big dividends for producers, with yearly savings of over £23,000 being realised for a herd of 180 cows.
Longtown Primestock Sale 20/11/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 79 prime cattle, 38 OTM cattle, 5,202 prime lambs and 6,107 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th November, 2008.
Wildlife-Rich Farm Takes Centre Stage in Future of Farming Awards 20/11/08
Cornflowers, cowslips and oystercatchers have helped David Hutchinson win Natural England’s prestigious Future of Farming Award, it was announced this week.
Diversify into Inland Marinas 19/11/08
Inland marinas next to canal and river networks are one of the most profitable forms of rural diversification. Due to demand, the creation of inland marinas adjacent to canal and river networks can attract a capital return of 20-25 per cent.
Barenbrug Invests in New Trial Site at Cropvale 19/11/08
Specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug has established a third agricultural trial site at Cropvale in Worcestershire.
The Biomass Heating Alternative 19/11/08
Switching to biomass heating as a heat source can offer numerous benefits, from sustainability to reducing costs.
Christmas Cheer for Simpsons at Craven Dairy Auction 19/11/08
The festive season arrived early for husband-and-wife dairy farmers Thomas and Elizabeth Simpson, of Red House Farm, Ripon, when they won their first Craven Dairy Auction championship.
Mastitis Warning from Damp Straw 18/11/08
Milk producers looking to minimise mastitis problems this winter must counter the hygiene threat from damp straw bedding.
Commercial Dairy Goat Farming: a High Risk Opportunity? 18/11/08
The diminutive UK commercial dairy goat sector offers an opportunity for some conventional dairy farmers to consider exploiting, however they should progress with caution, according to the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.
Bringing Biodiversity Needs Into Focus 18/11/08
Natural England welcomes today’s publication of the Countryside Survey 2007. The Survey presents a mixed picture of progress in maintaining biodiversity across the UK.
Dungannon Charolais Cattle Peak at 4,800gns 18/11/08
Charolais sold to a top of 4,800gns in Dungannon on Friday 14 November at the NI Club’s autumn show and sale.
The Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition 17/11/08
Do you have a talent for creating tasty imaginative food and an interest in where it comes from? If so, then don’t miss the opportunity to enter the prestigious Great Yorkshire Cookery Competition.
Reduce Fertiliser Costs Without False Economies 17/11/08
Fertiliser cost inflation in the region of 170 per cent over 2008 has forced an 18-20 per cent rise in the overall cost of running a typical beef farm.
Natural England Highlights Climate Change Challenge for English Uplands 17/11/08
Understanding the impacts of climate change is critical to the future management of the uplands, said Natural England, when hosting a major national conference looking at the environmental future of the English uplands.
Commercial Demand Drives Welshpool Charolais to 5,400gns 14/11/08
Suckler men fuelled a solid trade for Charolais bulls in Welshpool on Thursday 13 November where bidding peaked at 5,400gns and 40 lots sold to average £2,626 accompanied by a 75% clearance.
John Deere Launches New 5R Series Tractors 14/11/08
Featuring higher horsepower and payloads, better ergonomics and improved operator comfort, John Deere’s new Mannheim-built 5R and 5RN Series tractors have been designed to meet the needs of medium sized mixed farms, small arable farms and specialist growers.
Skipton Gears up for New Sunday Prime Christmas Fixture 14/11/08
Skipton Auction Mart’s popular annual Christmas prime livestock shows and sales are to be held for the first time this year on a Sunday - December 7.
Unique Pig Project a Huge Success 14/11/08
A unique £1.5 million project involving national mass vaccination of pigs - something that has never been tried before in the UK - is proving a resounding success.
Make the Most of Organic Nutrients 14/11/08
With fertiliser prices more than doubling over the last 12 months, the value of the nutrients in manures and slurries is now over twice as much as it used to be.
Local Food to Mainstream Customers 14/11/08
An industry wide initiative designed to expand local food from its current 1.5% to 10% market share within 10 years by exploiting the mainstream sector was launched in London yesterday, Thursday, 13 November.
Beef Sector Disaster Avoided by Verdict in Peterhead Ear Tag Loss Trial 14/11/08
An Aberdeenshire finisher was found not guilty of sending cattle to an abattoir without the mandatory two ear tags.
TFA Welcomes Sir Don Curry’s Support for County Farms 14/11/08
The Tenant Farmers Association has welcomed and endorsed Sir Don Curry’s address to the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and Property Managers in Local Government.
Longtown Primestock Sale 13/11/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 104 prime cattle, 65 OTM cattle, 4,534 prime lambs and 6,603 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th November, 2008.
MF 8690 Wins Tractor of the Year at EIMA 2008 13/11/08
Massey Ferguson picked up a string of prestigious awards on the opening day of the EIMA Show in Bologna, with the MF 8690 taking the two top accolades.
Farmers Union Calls for Regulatory Sea Change 12/11/08
The burden of excessive regulation across all sectors of the agriculture industry continues to thwart the drive towards long-term profitability and security for Scottish farmers and growers.
The Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2009 11/11/08
The Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2009 will be staged by its organisers, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 16 and 17 September.
Hamilton Charolais Females Peak at 2,800gns 11/11/08
A total clearance was achieved when Messrs Turney staged a major reduction of their Hamilton herd based at Tibberton, Gloucester.
Spring Oilseed Rape Tops the Charts 10/11/08
Farmers are being advised to grow a crop of spring oilseed rape in order to pull land, that has remained fallow over the winter, back into profitable crop production.
Science for the Future Conference 10/11/08
A ground breaking conference to highlight the importance and relevance of agricultural science in the modern world is being organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society in conjunction with the Central Science Laboratory (CSL).
Latest Breed Data Reveal Beef Herd Changes 10/11/08
The number of calves available for beef registered in the country fell by nearly 83,000 in the year to September.
Fair Trade Forum and Farming Union Join Forces 10/11/08
The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum (SFTF) have this week come together to promote their desire for a fair deal for food producers, whether in Scotland or in the developing world.
CASE IH at EIMA 2008 07/11/08
CASE IH will be presenting a range of innovations and new developments at the EIMA 2008 show.
Brian Pack Receives Ed Rainy Brown Memorial Award 07/11/08
ANM Group’s Chief Executive Brian Pack has received the prestigious Ed Rainy Brown Memorial Award at the SAOS Annual Dinner in Carnoustie on 6 November.
New Case Puma CVX Features Continuously Variable Transmission 07/11/08
The new PUMA CVX range extends Case IH’s renowned Puma tractor range with the introduction of two new models featuring continuously variable transmissions that offer new levels of power and productivity while reducing operating cost.
Farmers Union Dismay at Pesticides Vote 06/11/08
NFU Scotland’s fear that a European Parliament committee would drive forward with controversial proposals on plant protection products has been realised.
Longtown Primestock Sale 06/11/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 54 OTM cattle, 4,580 prime lambs and 5,819 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th November, 2008.
Cumbrians Crowned Poultry Farmer of the Year 05/11/08
David and Helen Brass from the Lakes Free Range Egg Company near Penrith, Cumbria have been nationally recognised as leading lights in the farming industry.
Review of Agriculture Subsidy Appeals Procedure in Scotland 05/11/08
NFU Scotland has warmly welcomed the recommendations of an independent review into the Agriculture Subsidy Appeals Procedure in Scotland.
Basil Comes Home to Roost 05/11/08
Basil the cockerel has come home to roost on a Northumberland farm after being evicted by officials from a Gateshead housing estate.
Cattle Handling Clinics at English Winter Fair 05/11/08
Cattle handling clinics by international expert, Miriam Parker will be one of the many new attractions for livestock farmers visiting the first English Winter Fair at Stafford next month.
Baines Family Hat-Trick on Prime Day at Skipton 05/11/08
A hat-trick of consecutive monthly prime cattle championship successes was achieved by the Gisburn-based Baines family at the November show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Fort Dodge Launches Cattle Bluetongue Vaccine in Scotland 04/11/08
Fort Dodge, a leading supplier of Bluetongue vaccine in continental Europe, has made available to Scottish farmers its’ newly UK licensed cattle vaccine.
Borderway Agri-Expo 2008 Lives Up To Expectations 04/11/08
Bigger and better was the ultimate aim of the Borderway Agri Expo 2008 event, and wow, it did not disappoint, on Friday 31st October at Borderway, Carlisle, Cumbria.
Walkabout GPs to Give Farmers Free Health Check 04/11/08
Farmers are to be offered a free health check at this month's English Winter Fair livestock showcase, Stafford, thanks to Birmingham-based medical programme makers Maverick TV.
Levy Money Should Not Be Spent on Red Tractor 04/11/08
The Tenant Farmers Association has told the newly formed Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) that it should not be using levy payers money to fund the Red Tractor logo.
NMR Text Brings Milk Results to Attention 04/11/08
NMR customers can now get a text message informing them that their latest milk test results are now available on line, on its Herd Companion web site.
New GB Premises for McCormick, Landini and Valpadana 03/11/08
The ARGO Group is making a major investment in its British operations by preparing to move the business distributing McCormick, Landini and Valpadana tractors into new purpose-built premises early next year.
Beef Omens Good and More Breeding Cattle Needed 03/11/08
The United Kingdom will produce less beef both this year and next, it will export more, it will import less – and the most recent retail survey shows that consumers are spending eight per cent more money than they did a year ago on beef to cook at home.
Environmental Stewardship: a Much Needed Life-Line for Farmland Birds 01/11/08
Environmental Stewardship is now critical to securing a future for farmland birds, Natural England said this week following the publication of Wild Bird Populations 2007 by Defra.
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