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Longtown Primestock Sale 30/12/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 33 prime cattle, 4,371 prime lambs and 5,754 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 30th December, 2008.
Cockleshell Herd Wins ‘Most Improved’ Award for Limousin Breed 29/12/08
The Cockleshell herd owned by Peter and Ian Pitcher of Friskney, near Boston, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Limousin cattle for 2007/08.
Longtown Primestock Sale 23/12/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 36 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 2,945 prime lambs and 4,138 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd December, 2008.
New Rules for Cattle Born Before 1 August 1996 23/12/08
Farmers are reminded that with the closure of the Older Cattle Disposal Scheme (OCDS), all cattle born before 1 August 1996 will have to be disposed of as fallen stock.
Claas Scorpion Fits Engine Immobiliser System 23/12/08
Claas is to be one of the first to fit an immobiliser system as standard to its Scorpion range of telescopic handlers.
Latest Maize Variety Evaluation Report Highlights Best Value Crops 23/12/08
Despite the difficulty of the growing season, forage maize in the 2008 Kingshay trials delivered an average estimated crop value of nearly £600/acre compared to just under £440/acre in 2007.
EBLEX Launches Flock Notebook 22/12/08
The EBLEX Sheep Better Returns Programme (Sheep BRP) has published a new, free ‘Flock Notebook’, which replaces the Sheep Diary from previous years.
Kuhn Acquires Kverneland Baler Division 22/12/08
Kuhn Group has announced the acquisition of the baler division of Kverneland Group, including its factory located in Geldrop, Netherlands.
Lloyds TSB Agriculture Sponsor Beef Expo 2009 22/12/08
Lloyds TSB Agriculture has been confirmed for the second year running as major sponsor of the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo.
New Profitable Farming Products for LAMMA 2009 21/12/08
After a very successful show last year, the Profitable Farming Company will again be exhibiting at this January’s LAMMA Show where they will be introducing two new products.
European Parliament Public Hearing Sees Integrated Farming as the Way Forward 19/12/08
On the 10th December, EISA held a European hearing on ‘Food Safety and Security’ and pushed the case for Integrated Farming.
Claas (UK) Trophy 2008 for Staffordshire Graduate
Staffordshire’s Thomas Andrews picked up a special award when he graduated from Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.
John Deere Sponsors 2010 World Equestrian Games 19/12/08
John Deere has been named the official equipment sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, by the World Games 2010 Foundation.
Longtown Primestock Sale 18/12/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 35 OTM cattle, 6,479 prime lambs and 6,908 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th December, 2008.
Fenland Farming Efforts Boosted Because of FBI 18/12/08
The RSPB and Natural England have responded to the disturbing decline in farmland birds and are determined make some changes right here in the heart of East Anglia in the Cambridgeshire Fens.
Food Security is the Biggest Challenge of Our Time 18/12/08
The Tenant Farmers Association’s National Chairman Greg Bliss has used his New Year message to TFA members to stress the urgency of having in place a practical framework for ensuring national and international food security.
PelGar Publishes New Rodenticide and Insecticide Catalogue 18/12/08
PelGar International has published a new catalogue which for the first time features the company’s entire portfolio – including all its rodenticide and insecticide products.
Genetic Signposts - New Ways to Find Better Sheep 18/12/08
New research into “genetic signposts” that point the way to better health and welfare offers the promise of major productivity benefits to the sheep industry.
TB Increase Puts Pressure on Dairy Beef Calf Supplies 18/12/08
Dairy beef specialists in the Midlands and South of England are struggling to find enough calves to rear and finish - which means the dairy beef sector will soon be unable to maintain critical mass.
John Deere Announces More New Compact Tractors 17/12/08
Following the introduction of two new tractor models earlier this year, the 31hp 2720 and the 36hp 3036E, John Deere has unveiled two additional lower horsepower machines aimed at landscapers, contractors, nurseries, market gardeners and ‘hobby’ farmers.
Craven Dairy Auction Championship Seven-Timer 17/12/08
A record-breaking seventh Craven Dairy Auction championship success was achieved by father-and-son farmers Raymond and Robert Johnson, of Summerfield Farm, Felliscliffe, Harrogate, at the December show and sale.
Natural England Green Farming Bonus for Farmers 17/12/08
Farmers and land managers across the country received an early Christmas present this month as Natural England announced it paid £98 million into the rural economy ten weeks ahead of target.
Strong Performance Continues at Claas 16/12/08
With sales exceeding €3.2 billion and pre-tax earnings totaling €248 million, the CLAAS Group presented its best results to date in fiscal year 2007/2008.
Otley Show’s Nostalgia Call Ahead of 200th Event 16/12/08
Ahead of next year’s milestone 200th Otley Show, organisers are appealing for submissions of “nostalgia” to help chronicle the long and proud history of the event.
Market Intelligence - Key to Cereal Variety Choice
SAC Cereal Specialist David Cranstoun believes that with an increasingly unpredictable climate and a volatile market it is vital for farmers planning cereal planting programme to use all the market intelligence they can.
Skipton Charity Sheep Sale Raises Over £3,400 16/12/08
What is thought to be a world record price for a single Mule wether lamb – an astonishing £1,450 - was realised at Skipton Auction Mart.
Latest Pneumonia Studies Confirm Value of Batch Treatment 15/12/08
Apparently healthy cattle that are in-contact with pen mates showing signs of pneumonia gain significantly less weight and take longer to finish than animals in completely disease-free housing.
A Holstein Breeder's Bull at a Commercial Price 15/12/08
The latest offering from Dairy Daughters has been described as 'a breeder's bull at a commercial price' and he comes in the form of Crockett Chicago.
Trimble Acquires Rawson Control Systems 15/12/08
Trimble this month announced that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Rawson Control Systems based in Oelwein, Iowa.
New John Deere Guidance Systems for 2009 12/12/08
With the introduction of two new products for 2009, John Deere’s AMS division now offers a full range of affordable guidance systems, from entry level units for smaller arable and livestock farms to top of the range applications for large farmers and contractors.
Bumper Choice of Winter Wheats for Region’s Farmers 12/12/08
Eight new winter wheat varieties have been added to the recently published HGCA Recommended List for 2009-10, providing farmers across the West Midlands and border counties with their biggest choice in years.
Suckler Herd Efficiency isn’t Just a Matter of Size 12/12/08
Being big isn’t essential to top suckler herd performance. Unit costs are a far better indicator of business performance than output.
Longtown Primestock Sale 11/12/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 67 OTM cattle, 5,712 prime lambs and 4,395 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th December, 2008.
More than 20,000 John Deere Foragers Delivered to Customers 11/12/08
Since unveiling its first self-propelled forage harvester, a model 5400, in the 1970s, John Deere has produced more than 20,000 units worldwide.
British Pig Industry Fights Back 11/12/08
Lower mortality and more pigs finished per sow per year have given the British pig industry a boost, but it still remains one of the highest cost producers according to the latest BPEX publication.
Latest Planting Estimates Show Major Swing to Hybrid OSR 11/12/08
The past two seasons have seen a massive swing to hybrid winter oilseed rape varieties across the country, reveal the latest annual certified and farm-saved seed planting estimates from Masstock.
Claas GPS Pilot Steering Solutions 11/12/08
From January 2009, all Claas GPS Pilot guidance systems will come as standard with the new Outback S3 terminal, which provides far greater functionality and information than previous terminals.
EU Allow Preemptive Vaccination Against Bluetongue 11/12/08
The European Commission’s decision to allow pre-emptive vaccination against bluetongue in countries where the disease has still to be confirmed, mirrors ideas put forward by the NBA.
Countdown to a Locally Sourced Christmas 10/12/08
NFU Scotland is continuing to encourage people to buy local, Scottish food and drink for their festive feasting over Christmas, as Christmas Day looms just over two weeks away.
New Claas Apprentice Graduates 10/12/08
The achievements of the latest students to complete the CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme was recognised in a Graduation Ceremony held recently at the CLAAS UK headquarters at Saxham, Suffolk.
Beef Shorthorns Increase Their Share 08/12/08
Despite a year on year decline in the number of beef calves registered with the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS), the Beef Shorthorn is increasing its share.
Varying Wheat Quality Raises a Tricky Challenge for Arable Farmers 07/12/08
A shortage of milling wheat means that premiums of up to £50 per tonne are currently available for the best quality crops.
New Dealership Off to a Flying Start with McCormick Tractors 07/12/08
HJR Agri Oswestry is off to a flying start, supplying more tractors in its first five months of trading than the partners expected to sell in a year.
DK Secure is First Low Biomass Hybrid to Join Recommended List 07/12/08
The most innovative addition to the new, two-region HGCA Recommended List of winter oilseed rape varieties unveiled this week is undoubtedly the first of a new generation of low biomass hybrids.
New Export Manager Starts at Cogent 05/12/08
Cogent Breeding Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerbrich Andringa to their team based at Aldford, Chester.
Longtown Christmas Primestock Sale 04/12/08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 1 young bulls, 19 OTM cattle, 4,956 prime lambs and 5,468 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th December, 2008.
Farmers Union in Brussels for Cap Talks with Commissioner 04/12/08
NFU Scotland has impressed upon Europe's agricultural commissioner the need for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to continue to deliver for both farmers and consumers in the future.
Match Ploughing Win with McCormick and Stamford Tractors 04/12/08
A chance conversation between a ploughing enthusiast and his local machinery dealer led to a successful outing at the Market Deeping ploughing match.
Best Beef Cattle Performers Are Not Big Spenders 03/12/08
Forward thinking beef farmers have agreed that long term business survival can only be achieved through greater production efficiency coupled with a rise in earnings from the market.
Champion Nidderdale Beef to be Sold Locally 03/12/08
Local championship-winning beef will be on the menu for Christmas and New Year tables across Nidderdale following a trading coup between a Pateley Bridge farmer and butcher.
John Miles is the BASIS Barrie Orme Shield Winner 2008 02/12/08
John Miles, Field Operations Manager for KWS UK Limited, Thriplow, near Cambridge has become the first ever winner of the Barrie Orme Award to come from the plant breeding sector.
Black & Whites Sell to 20,000 Guineas at Borderway 01/12/08
The Borderway Black and White Sale attracted the very best of UK pedigree dairy genetics and resulted in a top price of 20,000gns and an overall sale average of over £5,000.
Spray Within the Law – UK Pesticide Guide 2009 01/12/08
With the safe use of pesticides being very much in the spotlight, it is now vital that advisers, farmers and growers have access to the most up-to-date information on pesticide use in agriculture, horticulture, pest control, forestry and amenity.
Trials Show Christmas Turkeys Thrive on Pelleted Feeds 01/12/08
Turkeys seem to benefit more than most species by switching to pelleted feeds with trial results showing that body weights at 20 weeks can be improved by up to 5 percent simply by using pellets.
Farmers Warned to Order Spring Fertiliser Before It’s Too Late 01/12/08
Dairy and arable farmers are being advised to ensure that they place their spring fertiliser orders in good time to ensure they have got the necessary nutrients available for spring applications.
Aberdeen-Angus Steer Stops Edinburgh Traffic 01/12/08
Donald MacPherson stopped traffic in the centre of Edinburgh as he paraded a prize winning Aberdeen-Angus steer in front of his new shop in North Castle Street.
RABDF Council Member Awarded BBC Farmer of the Year 01/12/08
Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers’ Council member, Mary Mead has been awarded the BBC Radio 4 Farmer of the Year Award.
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