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Quality Judges for Agri-Expo 2010-Aug-31
The judges have been announced for Agri-Expo, the leading autumn livestock event to be staged at Borderway, Carlisle on Friday 29 October by its organisers, Harrison and Hetherington.
The Barn at Beal Wins Glendale Enterprise Award
Yesterday, The Barn at Beal was announced winner of the 2010 Glendale Agricultural Society Award for New Enterprise in Association with George F. White and was presented with a trophy and £500 cheque.
Glendale Agricultural Society Thank President
Yesterday, at the annual Glendale Show Mr Duncan Davidson who is standing down after 20 years as President of the Glendale Agricultural Society was presented by his successor Michael Walton with a single edition leather-bound history of The Glendale Agricultural Society.
John Alvis Elected RABDF President 2010-Aug-31
West country farmhouse cheese maker, John Alvis MBE has been president of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers. He succeeds Baroness Hazel Byford who steps down after three years in the position and was elected an Association vice president.
Beef Expo 2011 Heading for Newark Showground
Next year’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2011, will be held at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire on Thursday, May 26.
West Country Annual Lleyn Sheep Society Sale at Exeter 2010-Aug-31
The 10th Official West Country Sale of Lleyn sheep and the opening Society Sale was held at Exeter Livestock Centre on behalf of the Lleyn Sheep Society on Thursday 26th August 2010 and conducted by Exeter Market Auctioneers.
Rare Shetland Cattle Breed May Have a Role in Sustainable Food Production 2010-Aug-27
One of the Britain’s rarest cattle breeds, the Shetland, could have a future role to play in meeting the challenges of feeding the world’s human population over coming decades, according to SAC’s Academic Director, Professor Geoff Simm.
Harrisons on a High at Skipton Store Lamb Highlight
The annual show and sale of Mule Wether lambs was a highlight of the biggest store lamb sale of the season at Skipton Auction Mart, when over 7,000 lambs went under the hammer.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Aug-26
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 65 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 24 over thirty month cattle, 5,276 prime lambs and 5,035 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th August, 2010.
IAgrE Fellow Dr John Stafford Selected as President-Elect of New Precision Agriculture Society
A new international Society of Precision Agriculture, launched at the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Denver USA, has elected Professor Raj Khosla of Colorado State University as President for two years and Dr John Stafford of Bedford President-Elect.
Prices Soar at Skipton Gimmer Shearlings Highlight
An overall average selling price of £134.58 per head – a huge increase of £32.35 on 2009 – was achieved for the 3,388-strong entry at the annual show and sale of gimmer shearlings at Skipton Auction Mart.
Government is Not Just Wind on Biogas Income Generation 2010-Aug-26
The coalition government’s slash and burn policy amongst the costly projects promoted by the Labour administration has not after all been inflicted on rural biogas digesters and advance waste product conversion schemes.
Super Papoose Showcalf from Knowlesmere sells at The Northern Lights Sale 2010-Aug-26
For one time only, Knowlesmere Samuelo Papoose, who originates from Sleepy Hollow Holsteins in California sells at The Northern Lights Sale, Beeston on Thursday 2nd September.
Calton’s Crisp Clinches Skipton Dairy Championship 2010-Aug-25
Dales dairyman Robert Crisp, of Nelson Farm, Calton, enjoyed further success in the Craven Dairy Auction ring when sending out the champion at the August show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Longtown Cheviot Mules to £202 2010-Aug-25
At the principal annual sale of Cheviot Mule ewe lambs and gimmer shearlings, held at Longtown on Tuesday 24th August, there was a large ringside of buyers from across the UK for a good quality and increased entry of sheep.
Specialist Sprayer Nozzle Shown to Boost Early Black-Grass Control 2010-Aug-24
Using specialist spray nozzles to treat black-grass can boost pre-emergence control up to 10% – even when using a robust herbicide treatment to begin with – new trial results from Syngenta have shown.
Northern Ireland Commercial Cattle Exhibitors’ Club Show 2010-Aug-24
A record number of prime beef cattle were presented to Welsh judge, Arfon Jones, at the Northern Ireland Commercial Cattle Exhibitors’ Club’s 6th annual show, held at Moira on Friday 20th August 2010.
Selection in the Spotlight at the Dairy Event
Selecting finished animals will be one of the key topics of discussion on the EBLEX stand at this year's Dairy Event and Livestock Show.
Oman Son Logan Now Highest Ranked Sexed Semen Holstein 2010-Aug-23
Oman son Logan has risen to third in the £PLI rankings following the August bull proof run, making him the top Holstein bull to be available to UK dairy farmers as sexed semen.
Elite Simmental Sale Tops at 12,000 Guineas
Prices reached a ceiling of 12,000gns, and 20 lots sold to average £3,654 per head, at the 40th Anniversary Elite Female Show and Sale, held at Omagh.
Lamb Market Outlook Continues to be Set Fair
The current lamb crop is expected to be smaller than forecast at the start of the year, helping to maintain the relatively strong finished lamb market through the remainder of this season and into 2011.
Focus on Cow Health and Welfare from New Dairy Daughters Bull Catalogue 2010-Aug-23
Three of the company’s new headline bulls will transmit big improvements in their daughters’ lifespans, robustness and their general health and fitness.
Millions of Farm Animals Threatened by Floods in Pakistan 2010-Aug-23
The FAO has warned that millions of head of livestock have been affected by the floods in Pakistan and are badly in need of food and medicine.
RL Results Pose Questions Over OSR Candidates
The first year of direct Recommended List (RL) comparisons clearly shows this season’s oilseed rape candidates are failing to outshine the leading Recommended varieties.
Re-Emergence of Mascol Confirmed in Latest UK Proofs 2010-Aug-21
Globally renowned Holstein sire Mascol has climbed significantly in the UK bull rankings for a second consecutive proof run and – due to increased availability of semen – is now on sale to GB dairy farmers through for less than £25/straw.
Oisin Murnion is New National Beef Association Board Chairman 2010-Aug-20
The NBA's national Chairman, Christopher Thomas-Everard, ended a successful, two year term at the head of the organisation yesterday.
CLA Woodland Warning at Denbigh and Flint
CLA Wales is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to maintain a proactive approach to woodland management once responsibility shifts from the Forestry Commission to Glastir.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Aug-19
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 5,074 prime lambs and 5,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th August, 2010.
Catwalks and Cattle at Glendale Show 2010-Aug-19
At this year’s Glendale Show being held on Monday August 30th people can take a break from the cattle pens to enjoy the catwalk.
Suzy Elliott Appointed Marketing Manager at Fullwood 2010-Aug-18
Specialist milking equipment manufacturer, Fullwood Limited, has announced the appointment of a new marketing manager at its Shropshire based headquarters.
Cogent Launch Highest-Ranking Shottle Son
British breeding company Cogent has launched an exceptional new Shottle son today, following the publication of the August bull proofs.
Blelack Angus Sell Top Herd Sire Peter Pershore to Shadwell Estates 2010-Aug-18
The Blelack herd of Messrs N F Massie and Sons, Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, have recently sold their senior stock bull Netherallan Peter Pershore E052, for an undisclosed fee, to the 70-cow Shadwell Estate herd in Thetford, Norfolk.
Glendale Agricultural Society No Longer Seeing Red
Thanks to lobbying by the Glendale Agricultural Show and the NFU, the many farmers who help make the Glendale Show happen are no longer seeing red.
Brown Swiss Breed Added to Interbull Proofs
Breeds other than Holstein account for a small percentage of dairy farming in the UK, but work is always ongoing by DairyCo Breeding+ to improve the quality of figures available to all dairy breeders.
Blelack Elijah Wins 2010 All-Ireland Angus Championship 2010-Aug-17
Aberdeen Angus breeders travelled the length and breadth of the country to compete at the Growvite All-Ireland Championships, held this year at Mohill Show, County Leitrim.
Michael Walton Looks Forward to the Glendale Show 2010-Aug-17
Michael Walton, who has lived and farmed in Glendale his whole life, and has a long and distinguished history with the Glendale Agricultural Society, is looking forward to his first Glendale Show as President.
Mixed Beef Market Prospects for Coming Year
While UK beef supplies are likely to tighten again towards the end of this year and into 2011, market prospects for the coming 12 months and beyond look decidedly mixed.
Strong Support for Welsh National Texel Sale in Welshpool 2010-Aug-17
A decision to relocate the Welsh National Texel Show and Sale to Welshpool is proving popular with a sharp rise in the number of new vendors with pedigree stock to sell.
New McCormick CT55U Expands Utility Tractor Range 2010-Aug-17
A two-year ‘peace of mind’ warranty is standard on the latest McCormick utility tractor – as well as an air conditioned cab with opening roof window.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Aug-12
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 17 over thirty month cattle, 4,857 prime lambs and 7,402 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th August, 2010.
Causeway Classic Holsteins Peak at 10,200gns
Elite Holstein heifers reached a ceiling of 10,200gns at this week’s Causeway Classic II, held at Balmoral.
Electricity from Crops – What is it Worth? 2010-Aug-12
One of the most topical sources of renewable energy generation is anaerobic digestion (AD). Strongly backed by the new coalition government, AD is set to play an important role in helping reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainability.
Livestock Market Surveys Offered for Free
The popular UK Market Survey and EU Market Survey produced weekly by EBLEX and BPEX Market Intelligence are being made available free to beef, sheep and pig levy payers for the first time.
Droplet Size Details Help Growers with Air Inclusion Nozzle Choice 2010-Aug-12
Farmers and contractors looking ahead to this year’s autumn spraying programme and beyond can make more informed choices about which air inclusion (AI) spray nozzles to use thanks to a guidance chart published by HGCA.
Uplands Entry Level Stewardship – Is it worth it?
With the dissolving of the Hill Farm Allowance (HFA), any farmer in who is not involved in a “classic” scheme such as the Countryside Stewardship Scheme or an ESA, the only way to ensure that the HFA income is replaced is to enter into UELS.
Sheep Immunity Study Offers Hope of Savings for Farmers 2010-Aug-11
Scientists are a step closer to combating a stomach worm infection in sheep that costs UK farmers £80 million every year.
Dairy Exodus Continues as Retailers Slash Prices
More dairy farmers have left the industry in the first half of 2010 than in the whole of 2009 while the nation’s major retailers have embarked on a renewed milk price war as they try to compete with each other and the growing number of discount supermarkets.
John Deere Tractor Mowers are Just the Job
Hertfordshire based John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance has bought two new, specially adapted John Deere 5090R utility tractors from dealer J E Buckle Ltd, to carry out the schools grass cutting contract for Leicestershire County Council.
Eight Go for Gold in Dairy Industry’s Top Award
NMR and RABDF have named eight dairy businesses out of 1,000 qualifying herds as finalists in this year’s Gold Cup.
TFA Launches 2020 Vision for Agriculture
The Tenant Farmers Association has today published its “2020 Vision” for agriculture from the perspective of the tenanted sector of agriculture in England and Wales.
Record Order for UK Aberdeen Angus Genetics to Brazil 2010-Aug-10
The largest ever order of UK Aberdeen Angus genetics has been secured by a British company. The order comprises 100,000 doses of British Angus semen which is destined for Brazil.
Dales Show Season Moves Towards Kilnsey Climax
Kilnsey Show & Sports, a recognised showcase for both Dales farming communities and visitors from across the North of England, takes place on Bank Holiday Tuesday, August 31.
Centre Aims to Improve Animal Lives Across the Globe 2010-Aug-09
Improving the well-being of animals worldwide and challenging what is currently acceptable in the the way animals are used and treated will be the focus of a new Centre of Excellence.
Wilkinson Win at Skipton Beltex National Progeny Show 2010-Aug-09
Sue and Jeff Wilkinson secured the supreme championship for the first time at the fifth annual National Progeny Show for pedigree and commercial Beltex sheep organised by The Northern Beltex Club at Skipton Auction Mart.
Action Packed Countryside Live 2010-Aug-09
Archery and alpacas are two of the new attractions which visitors to the 2010 Countryside Live event can enjoy. In addition, a new competition to find Yorkshire’s most talented show jumper makes its debut as part of the line up for the region’s popular hands on experience of rural life.
New Antioxidant Offers Improved Immunity and Cost-Effective Benefits 2010-Aug-09
Specialist animal nutrition company, SCA NuTec, is launching its new antioxidant feed additive at this year’s Dairy Event, NEC, September 7 and 8.
NMR Introduces New Mastitis Tracker Service
A unique service and available to British milk producers, Mastitis Tracker uses advanced technology to allow mastitis-causing pathogens to be identified in preserved milk samples as part of routine cow management.
Feed Science Forums Launched at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show 2010-Aug-09
A new series of Feed Science Forums designed to offer practical science based advice to all farmers as well as consultants and feed advisors will be held at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 September.
Welsh Entrant Lifts NSA Young Shepherd of the Year Award 2010-Aug-09
Gwyndd based Iwan Jones, is the NSA Young Shepherd of the Year. Iwan collected the prestigious Footvax sponsored award with an accompanying £1,000 cash prize at NSA Sheep 2010.
Feeding Stock in Periods of Drought and Forage Shortages 2010-Aug-06
Although parts of the UK are experiencing downpours and even flooding many other areas are still experiencing the results of drought conditions.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Aug-05
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 35 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 30 over thirty month cattle, 4,897 prime lambs and 6,210 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th August, 2010.
40th Anniversary Simmental Sale 2010-Aug-05
Catalogues are now available for the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club 40th Anniversary Elite Female Show and Sale, which takes place at Omagh Mart on Friday, August 20.
Major Investment in Masstock Seed Processing
UK cereal, pulse and oilseeds growers are set to profit from an investment of well over £1 million in expanded and improved Masstock SMART Farming Master Seeds and farm saved seed processing facilities across the country this season.
Simmental Breeders at Enniskillen Show
A strong show of cattle with some promising young prospects for the future was how Scottish judge, Brian Grant, described this year’s Simmental section at County Fermanagh Show.
Cloned Cattle Must Be Identified Says NBA
The National Beef Association has called on everyone with a stake in the UK beef industry, including dairy farmers who cull out cows and bulls, to do all they can to make sure they do not sell animals with cloned origins into the beef processing and retail distribution system.
Specialist Sales Team for NMR’s New Silent Herdsman 2010-Aug-04
NMR has taken on two specialist sales managers for its new electronic heat detection system, Silent Herdsman.
Causeway Classic Sale Catalogue Boasts Rock Solid Genetics
With less than one week to go before the Causeway Classic Sale II the catalogue continues to impress individual breeders throughout the UK and Ireland.
An Alternative to Toxoplasmosis Vaccine
For sheep farmers who are looking for an alternative to vaccinating ewes against Toxoplasmosis the Denis Brinicombe Group has a labour saving and easy to use solution in the form of Tub TOXO.
Case IH Enthusiast Uses His Race Car to Spread the Word 2010-Aug-04
Californian farmer Brian Thiel debuts his Nitro Funny Car at the National Hot Road Association Northwest Nationals in Seattle.
Groceries Code Adjudicator Could Improve Food Business 2010-Aug-03
The CLA today enthusiastically welcomed the Government's decision to create the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to monitor and enforce the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.
Baines Ceef Champion Again at Skipton Prime Show
Craven Cattle Marts' reigning Stockperson of the Year, Red Rose showman Jimmy Baines, enhanced his chances of retaining the title when sending out the prime beef champion for the second month in succession at the August show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Jennings Champion Again at Craven Dairy Auction
Dairy farmer Robin Jennings, of GB Jennings, Hill House Farm, South Stainley, Harrogate, returned to championship-winning ways at the early-August Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
Footrot Costs Ewe Productivity and Profitability
A new analysis of the direct costs of footrot in sheep shows that treatment and labour inputs alone are as much as £8.38/ewe.
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