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Sowenna Herd Wins EBLEX Award for British Simmental Breed
The Sowenna herd owned by Keith and Caroline Hawkey and their son Piers, who farm near Bodmin, Cornwall, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of the British Simmental breed for 2008/09.
Pia Troon Herd Wins EBLEX Award for British Charolais Breed
The Pia Troon herd, owned by Howard Forster and assisted by his brother Edward Forster, of Hexham, Northumberland, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the British Charolais breed for 2008/09.
All Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships
The All Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships held at Clogher Valley Show, Northern Ireland, attracted a top drawer entry to the venue with almost 100 cattle forward, making it the biggest judging competition in the 2009 calendar to date for the region.
Druk Herd Wins EBLEX Award for British Blonde Breed 2009-Jul-31
The Druk herd owned by Christopher Lewis and Nick Cobbold of Faringdon, Oxfordshire, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the British Blonde breed, for the second year running.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2009-Jul-30
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 59 prime cattle, 28 over thirty month cattle, 3,783 prime lambs and 5,262 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th July, 2009.
Upsall Herd Wins EBLEX Award for Beef Shorthorn Breed 2009-Jul-30
The Upsall herd near Thirsk, in Yorkshire, owned by Gerald Turton and managed by stockman Laurence Fenton, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the Beef Shorthorn breed for 2008/09.
Professional Help for Farm Tenancy Entrants
New entrants are set to benefit from the TFA and Savills’ expertise following confirmation of Defra funding for the NFYFC regional tenancy training events.
Andreayas Herd Wins EBLEX Award for British Blue Breed 2009-Jul-30
The Andreayas herd, owned by Allan and Sandra Jones, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd for the British Blue breed for 2008/09.
Westwilmer Herd Wins EBLEX Award for Aberdeen Angus Breed
The Westwilmer herd owned by Malcolm and Sheridan Westcott and their son Dominic, who farm at Porlock, near Minehead, Somerset, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of Aberdeen Angus for 2008/09.
Gold Medal for Case Puma CVX 225 in Brno
Case IH wins award at the National Show of Livestock and Agricultural Equipment in Brno, Czech Republic.
Hexham Venue for Beef Expo 2010 2009-Jul-30
Next year’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2010, will return to the north of England and will be held at Hexham Mart Centre in Northumberland on Thursday, May 27.
Drum Mower Range Extends Kuhn’s Grassland Machinery Credentials 2009-Jul-29
Drum mowers are to be incorporated into Kuhn Farm Machinery’s grass harvesting range following the acquisition in late 2008 of a division of the Kverneland Group.
Lantra Assists Next Generation of Farmers
After a narrow miss with the weekend flooding in Durham, the annual final of the Northern Area Stockjudging took place at Darlington Auction Mart last week.
SAC Backs NE Farmer for National Conservation Award 2009-Jul-29
SAC is backing Aberdeenshire farmer John Moir as he looks forward to the final of the 2009 Nature of Farming Award.
FAI Assesses New Sheep Lameness Reduction Protocol 2009-Jul-28
A new management protocol designed to provide sheep producers with a long-term solution to flock footrot problems is being evaluated on three UK farms by FAI Farms.
Spring Hopes for Stronger Winter Malting Barley Demand 2009-Jul-28
Improved export interest in malt produced from UK spring barley could also bring a welcome benefit for UK winter malting barley, experts are hoping, as domestic end users seek it as an alternative against greater competition for the spring crop.
McCormick F80 Tractor Suits Poultry Enterprise
Investment in better equipment is always on the agenda for farm-based businesses but there has to be an economic argument to justify them.
Elmtree Herd Wins Most Improved Award for Limousin Breed 2009-Jul-28
The Elmtree herd owned by Ronnie Walker of Appleby, Cumbria, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Herd of the British Limousin breed for 2008/09.
Dairy Daughters Breaks the Mould for Sexed Semen
Independent breeding company Dairy Daughters has entered the race to provide the best bulls as sexed semen with a killer blow, toppling all the big players with the highest type sexed bull on the market and offering him at a competitive price.
Major Value in Breeding for Footrot Resistance
Breeding offers a valuable way of reducing the prevalence of footrot in UK flocks, helping to minimise the costs of effective management control.
Cogent’s Tenth Anniversary Deal 2009-Jul-27
This summer, breeding company Cogent is pulling out all the stops to offer the best deals ever on sexed semen, in celebration of the company’s remarkable 10 years in this market.
The Glendale Agricultural Society Farming Award
This week, the Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) has announced details of a new award scheme for those working in the farming industry - The Glendale Agricultural Society Farming Award.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2009-Jul-23
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 58 prime cattle, 16 over thirty month cattle, 3,313 prime lambs and 5,285 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd July, 2009.
Hackleton Aimee Supreme Blonde at Royal Welsh Show 2009-Jul-23
Hackleton Aimee, owned by Charlotte Boden of the Bostock herd, was Blonde Supreme Champion at the Royal Welsh Show.
Bulk Tank Reveals Value of Grazing Variety Selection 2009-Jul-23
If litres in the bulk tank are the best indicator of grazing quality, an on-going demonstration at Walford & North Shropshire College has provided clear evidence of the importance of variety selection.
Global Drive Launched Against FMD 2009-Jul-23
A major offensive aimed at bringing Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) under global control has been launched by FAO and the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
Nick Brown MP to Visit Field of Opportunity
With farming leading the country out of recession and having an important role in the management of climate change it is more vital than ever that its workforce is trained to meet the demands of the future.
BCPC Congress and Exhibition 2009
The largest and most comprehensive crop production and protection event in Europe, the BCPC Congress and Exhibition, takes place in Glasgow, UK from 9 to 11 November 2009.
Plan for Flexibility to Cope with Another Catchy Harvest 2009-Jul-22
With yet another catchy harvest in prospect this year, wheat growers across the country need to get themselves firmly on the front foot with a well-planned but particularly flexible approach to combining.
Residential Farmland Demand Still on the Slide
According to the latest RICS Rural Market Survey, demand for commercial farmland rebounded during H1 2009, while residential farmland demand continued to fall sharply.
Bittersweet for Craven Dairy Auction Champion
Yorkshire Dales dairyman Robert Crisp, of Nelson Farm, Calton, was responsible for the champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s second July Craven Dairy Auction.
Keeping it in the Same Families at Skipton Dogs Sale 2009-Jul-21
An all-day downpour failed to dampen spirits at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer show and sale of working sheep dogs, when two bids of over 3,000 guineas and ten at 2,000 guineas-plus were recorded.
Organic Stubble Turnip Seed Now Available
Organic farmers can now benefit from the extra forage produced by a fast-growing catch crop of stubble turnips with the availability of organically produced seeds of the variety Dynamo, from Limagrain UK.
Aberdeen-Angus Bull Sells in Five Figure Private Deal to Orkney
Pershore are pleased to announce the sale of their two year old stock bull Nightingale Proud Jake G405 to Orkney-based pedigree breeder Colin Davidson for his Skaill herd.
Borderway Upgrades Ready for Autumn Sales
Work at Borderway, Carlisle, on roofing the remainder of uncovered livestock pens along with yard pennage renewal will be completed in time for the start of the busy autumn sales sheep and cattle sales programme in August.
UK’s Biggest Mixer Wagon Demonstration
Complete diet feeder demonstrations will be one of the main activities featured at the Dairy Event and Livestock to be staged on 16 and 17 September at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.
Top Chefs Lined up for Kilnsey Show
Four of Yorkshire’s top chefs - Nigel Haworth, Stephanie Moon, Bruce Elsworth and Craig Allan - are on the menu at Kilnsey Show this year.
Another Successful Great Yorkshire Show
Organisers of the 2009 Great Yorkshire Show are celebrating another hugely successful event, announcing one of the highest attendance figures in the event’s history.
Puma CVX Adds to Case IH Awards at the Royal Show 2009-Jul-17
Case IH has won three awards at the final Royal Show. In addition to the two awards won by the Case IH’s flagship Axial-Flow combine range, a Silver Award was also bestowed on the Puma CVX tractor in the new products category.
Graziers Key to Maintaining Our Vast Areas of Common Land
The future of landscape quality and public benefits from England’s thousands of acres of common land is at risk unless the graziers who manage them continue to receive agricultural and environmental support.
John Deere 7030E Series Tractor Wins Royal Show Award 2009-Jul-17
John Deere’s innovative 7030E Series Premium tractor has won the tractor category of the New Equipment Awards at the 2009 Royal Show. A 7530E model was shown in the Machinery Awards Display Area at the show.
Michael Parker Hat-Trick at Skipton Store Lamb Opener 2009-Jul-17
Sheep farmer Michael Parker, of Winterburn Hall, Winterburn, achieved a notable hat-trick when again sending out the first prize pen of store lambs at the opening seasonal show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Caltech Hampshire Down Commercial Flock of the Year 2009 2009-Jul-17
Winners are Chris and Caroline Hodgkins, of Washington, Worthing who were commended for producing high performance lambs from an extensive easy care grassland system.
Commercial Goat Exhibition Returns to the Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2009-Jul-17
Commercial goats will return to the two day specialist event organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 16 and 17 September.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2009-Jul-16
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 21 over thirty month cattle, 2,364 prime lambs and 4,504 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th July, 2009.
John Deere 3036E - New Value Line Compact Tractor
John Deere’s 3036E compact tractor is the first of a new value line of machines to be made available in Europe, and will be on display for the first time at this year’s CLA Game Fair.
Land Sale with Uganda’s Bird's Eye View
Today, George F. White has announced the sale of highly productive arable land in Wroot and Belton, North Lincolnshire with an added bonus - part of the land is one of the UK's only successful nesting sites of Uganda’s National Bird, the Great Crested Crane.
RABDF Welcomes EFSA Report 2009-Jul-13
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has welcomed the European Food Safety Authority’s report on farming systems and their impact on dairy cow welfare and related diseases saying that it hopes it will encourage other EU states to come into line with the UK’s high standards.

Farm Tenancy Issues to the Fore at The Great Yorkshire Show
The Tenant Farmers Association is using its presence at this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate to highlight some of the problems currently being faced by tenant farmers in the north-east of England.

Fertiliser Facts at Your Fingertips 2009-Jul-13
Have you ever been asked why fertilisers are used on your farm or perhaps been concerned yourself about the amount of energy it takes to produce them and the impact that has on climate change?
Longtown Primestock Sale 2009-Jul-09
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 47 prime cattle, 30 over thirty month cattle, 2,495 prime lambs and 3,319 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th July, 2009.
Hunting for a Herdsman 2009-Jul-09
With the sole aim of highlighting the tremendous commercial cattle in North Northumberland The Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) has announced today the launch The Glendale Agricultural Society Herd Competition.
Deere & Company Prepared to Expand Operations in Russia 2009-Jul-09
Deere & Company announced this week that it is prepared to significantly expand its farm, forestry and construction operations in Russia, reinforcing Deere’s long-term commitment to a market in which John Deere has had a presence for nearly 130 years.
Final Countdown to the Great Yorkshire Show
With just days to go until the 2009 Great Yorkshire Show, the finishing touches are being carried out to ensure the Showground looks as good as possible.
Mixed Emotions for Craven Dairy Auction Principals 2009-Jul-08
West Yorkshire dairy farmer William Mitchell, of R & CR Mitchell, Grange Farm, Oakworth, experienced mixed emotions when sending out the champion at the early July Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
New Native Breeds Centre at Dairy Event and Livestock Show
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust will create a native breeds centre at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, the two day specialist event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 16 and 17 September.
Renaissance in Farmland Market Continues
What does the rest of the summer hold for the farmland market after such a promising start?
Cutting Edge Agricultural Research Under Microscope 2009-Jul-03
Cutting edge agricultural research will come under the microscope at a half day conference to be staged by Genesis Faraday on the eve of the Dairy Event and Livestock Show.
Rare Breeds Farm for Sale 2009-Jul-03
This week, George F. White announced details of one of their most unusual property sales ever - a pedigree farm with a free starter pack of rare breeds which includes, one Berkshire Pig, one Dexter Cow and one Shropshire Sheep.
Kintyre Creamery Announcement Delivers Dairy Boost 2009-Jul-03
NFU Scotland has heralded the announcement of a brand new creamery for Campbeltown in Kintyre as a welcome shot in the arm for the Scottish dairy sector.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2009-Jul-02
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart Plc had forward 81 prime cattle, 11 over thirty month cattle, 2,422 prime lambs and 3,108 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd July, 2009.
Record Breaking Entries for Great Yorkshire Show
The Great Yorkshire Show is a record breaker with more entries for the competitive classes than in its history.
Semex Appoints Second Sandwich Student Field Evaluator
After the success of the first Semex Promate field evaluator sandwich student placement, the company has appointed its second student – Stephanie Whittaker – to the position.
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