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The RABDF Clinics at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2009-Aug-31
All livestock farmers will be able to find out how to make more from their own resources, both manure and soil, at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show to be staged at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 16 and 17 September.
Kiotech and Optivite to Join Forces
The new enlarged Group will improve customer choice; enhance market presence and boost ability to compete with the larger feed additive companies.
Nothing to Beef About at Glenlivet
Even challenging weather failed to affect attendance at SAC’s Beef & Environment Day at Auchorachan Farm, Glenlivet.
Longtown Primestock Sale
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 89 prime cattle, 1 young bulls, 40 over thirty month cattle, 5,743 prime lambs and 4,428 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th August, 2009.
Soils And Climate Change - A Vital Link
There are many ways to prepare for climate change but good soil management is fundamental for all the land-based industries.
Sheep Grazing Demo - New Ideas, New Approaches
As the feeding quality of grass falls at this time of year, farmers need alternative crops to finish their lambs on, ready for market.
H1N1 Flu in Turkeys May Spread
The detection of an H1N1 virus in turkeys in Chile raises concern that poultry farms elsewhere in the world could also become infected with the pandemic flu virus currently circulating in humans, FAO said today.
Record Dairy Cattle Entries at Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2009-Aug-26
Cattle stalls at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show are booked out with a record 240 entries for the competitive classes to be held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on Wednesday 16 September, the first of the two day event.
Trade Much Improved at Skipton Gimmer Shearlings Highlight 2009-Aug-26
Growing confidence in the sheep sector was reflected by the much higher prices achieved at the annual show and sale of gimmer shearlings at Skipton Auction Mart.
Fullwood Celebrates 225 Years with a New Merlin
In 2010 Fullwood celebrates 225 years in business. To mark this anniversary the company is pleased to introduce the new Merlin 225, their latest high capacity milking robot.
Lloyd Leads High £PLI New Entries in August Holstein Bull Proofs 2009-Aug-26
Co-op Oman Lloyd at £226 PLI is the highest PLI sire of all new entrants onto the latest (August) Holstein UK bull proof listing and is one of three new releases from with a PLI over £200.
Sheep Farmers Flock to Opening EID Roadshow
More than 130 sheep farmers attended the opening NFU Scotland/NSA Scotland roadshow meeting in Thainstone last night to receive an update on controversial EU proposals on sheep movements and EID.
Online Advice for Horse Owners 2009-Aug-26
Burnetts Solicitors in Cumbria has launched a new equine law section on its website aimed at the owners of horses, livery yards, stables and equestrian centres.
Superb Tee Off Helps Semex Hit the Perfect Round
Following the August proof run Semex has introduced three new bulls to their line-up.
Booths Shine at NEMSA Silver Jubilee BFL and Progeny Show 2009-Aug-25
The most expensive Blue Faced Leicester ram lamb sold anywhere in the country last year, accompanied with three of his first crop of Mule lambs - took supreme championship honours at a special show held by the Skipton branch of NEMSA at Skipton Auction Mart.
Borderway Agri-Expo 2009 sees New Classes for Dairy Cattle and Mule Gimmer Lambs 2009-Aug-25
Building on the success of last year’s event, Borderway Agri-Expo 2009 will be adding to their beef and sheep classes, by holding an interbreed dairy competition as well as a Mule gimmer lamb class.
Upsall Beef Shorthorn Herd Celebrates Centenary
The centenary of Britain’s oldest herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle will be marked by a celebratory sale on farm in North Yorkshire next month.
Milling Wheat Quality Looking Good
With 75% of the wheat and the overwhelming majority of the quality crops in his immediate area safely in the barn, John Hill of Peterborough-based Dalmark Grain reports milling wheats with much improved proteins, in particular, this harvest.
Latest Sheep Market Outlook Shows Mixed Picture
The lower domestic slaughterings and favourable sterling exchange rate that underpinned the far better market for lambs in the first half of this year are expected to continue in 2010.
Bold Harvest Results for New Gallant Wheat
First-year ex-farm harvest results for a major new bread-making wheat variety launched earlier this season have reinforced those seen in trials from previous years.
CLA Warning Over Rivers Right to Roam
CLA Wales the rural economy experts warned at the Denbigh and Flint Show that a Right to Roam on the rivers of Wales would have severe implications.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2009-Aug-20
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 92 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 24 over thirty month cattle, 5,907 prime lambs and 6,123 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th August, 2009.
Protect Your Pigs From Swine Flu
Pig keepers are being urged to keep anyone with the flu away from their stock.
TB Announcement Boost for Scottish Cattle Sector
The Scottish Government’s decision to seek Officially Tuberculosis Free status for Scottish cattle sends out a clear message to the rest of the UK and Europe that enhances Scotland’s reputation for quality, healthy livestock.
Three New UK-Proven Cogent Holstein Bulls
Cogent has introduced three new UK-proven bulls to its line-up today which each bring high type and a strong emphasis on sound functional conformation without compromising milk production.
Success Story at Skipton Beltex Highlight
Cumbrian exhibitor Anne Story wrote her own success story when clinching both supreme and reserve championship honours at the fourth annual National Progeny Show for pedigree and commercial Beltex sheep at Skipton.
XL Vets Get On Their Bikes for Charity
XLVet member practices will be getting on their bikes and cycling to this year’s Dairy Event & Livestock Show, at Stoneleigh Park and raising money for two charities along the way.
New Number One Friesian Bull Edges Out Current Leader 2009-Aug-18
Bulls proofs published this week by DairyCo breeding+ for breeds other than Holstein remain reasonably stable, despite a new number one bull topping the Friesian rankings.
Open Meeting Promotes Better Returns for Farmers
Beef and lamb producers in the Midlands are being invited to an open meeting to share best practice on how to get better returns from their animals.
Dominance of O-Man Genes Continues in the August Run 2009-Aug-18
The bull proofs have been published by DairyCo breeding+ this week and have reaffirmed the dominance of the remarkable O-Bee Manfred Justice.
Farm Health Planning at Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2009-Aug-18
The Farm Health Planning demonstrations are returning for a second consecutive year to the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, to be staged on 16 and 17 September, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
Sheep Meetings to Get Update on Scottish EID Pilot
Sheep farmers attending the forthcoming NFU Scotland/NSA Scotland roadshows will now get an update on progress with Scotland’s own EID pilot.
Amaferm Fibre Buster Improves Feed Efficiency and Yields 2009-Aug-17
Specialist feed company, SCA NuTec, is launching a new feed supplement this autumn and will exibit it at this year’s Dairy Event and Livestock Show, held at Stoneleigh, on September 16 and 17.
John Deere Adds Two New W Series Combines
John Deere has added two new combines to its W Series range. The five-walker W550 and six-walker W660 models offer the same basic specification as the existing machines, but with increased horsepower.
NMR Introduces ‘Tag & Test’ to Improve BVD Control 2009-Aug-17
Despite 50 years of vaccines and other tools to help control Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), the disease still remains a major drain on the UK cattle industry, estimated to cost between £25 and £61 million a year according to studies by the University of Reading.
NBA Welcomes EU Probe on Farm Cross-Compliance Costs 2009-Aug-17
The National Beef Association has welcomed a European Commission move to probe the cost burden cross-compliance rules placed on farm businesses.
New Mid-Specification Combines from John Deere
More quality and comfort are offered by the newly styled 1470 and 1570 combines from John Deere, which replace the existing 1450 and 1550 models and can be ordered now for the 2010 season.
Toystory Daughters Continue Success in US Holstein Sales 2009-Aug-17
A $340,000 price tag for Savage-Leigh Lavisha-ET VG-89 Toystory X Licorice at the recent International Intrigue sale continues the headline-making successes for daughters of Holstein breeders’ bull Jenny-Lou Marshall Toystory.
Brassicas Deliver Cost Effective Carcase Quality for Winter-Finished Lamb 2009-Aug-17
Summer sown stubble turnips have been shown in a joint ADAS and University of Bristol study to offer the essential combination of consistent eating quality and good cost control for winter lamb finishing.
NEMSA to Celebrate Silver Jubilee at Skipton
The Skipton branch of the North of England Mule Sheep Association is celebrating 25 years of successfully staging its annual, high profile gimmer lamb shows and sales at Skipton Auction Mart with a Silver Jubilee event, on Sunday, August 23.
Prize Winning Island Holstein Herd Up for Sale
One of the many attractions, and there are indeed many, of the inner Hebridean island of Gigha is Kenny and Betty Robison’s “Hebrides” herd of pedigree Holstein dairy cattle.
REAL Treats Await Youngsters at Kilnsey Show
Hands-on opportunities aplenty – including a chance to get to grips with locally produced food - await young people visiting this year’s annual Kilnsey Show, on Tuesday, September 1.
LIver Fluke Threat Goes Critical Across the Country
Liver fluke is already affecting large numbers of grazing cattle and sheep across the country this season and needs urgent autumn management attention if losses are to be minimised, warns EBLEX.
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