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Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Sep-30
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 49 prime cattle, 40 over thirty month cattle, 5,455 prime lambs and 6,931 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th September, 2010.
Union Views Benefits of Dutch Dairy Chain
NFU Scotland believes lessons could be learnt from the Dutch dairy sector to help deliver a more stable, fairer dairy supply chain in the UK.
Bauer’s New ProRain Reel Irrigator Meets Market Demands 2010-Sep-30
Growers wanting an efficient and durable reel irrigator but with no need for the higher capacity and high-tech controls of the established Bauer Rainstar now have an alternative in the shape of the new ProRain irrigator.
British Blondes Shine at Athy 2010-Sep-29
The British Blondes took a stand at a hugely supported Irish National and European ploughing match in Athy, Co.Kildare, Southern Ireland this week.
Blelack Heifer Tops St Boswells Best of Blacks at 15,000gns 2010-Sep-29
Aberdeen-Angus heifers met a strong demand for some of the top blood-lines in the breed at the annual Best of the Blacks sale at St Boswells on Saturday.
East of England Winter Stock Festival to Smithfield Rescue 2010-Sep-28
The East of England Agricultural Society and the Royal Smithfield Club have announced that the East of England Winter Stock Festival at the Peterborough Showground will host the Royal Smithfield Championships for 2010.
Working Together to Raise Awareness of Careers in Agriculture 2010-Sep-28
Advisers from Skills Development Scotland recently attended a Career Adviser’s Seminar organised in conjunction with Lantra Sector Skills Council, to learn first hand about the exciting and progressive range of career opportunities available in the environmental and land-based sector.
Crop World 2010 Gears Up for London
By now you will have seen that the BCPC Congress and Exhibition – which has been running annually since 1967 – has been renamed Crop World 2010.
Capitalise on Good Seedbeds Against Black-Grass
Use this autumn’s good seedbed conditions to your advantage to get a head start against black-grass now that drilling has started, winter wheat growers are being urged.
Beef Farmers Cannot Live on Fresh Air Alone
Greedy supermarkets should hang their heads and respond quickly to public criticism of their short sighted sales tactics before they force British farmers out of business.
Easy Care Sheep Top at 1000gns at Worcester
The continuing demand for Easy Care sheep was further strengthened at the second of the Society's sales, this time at Worcester on Saturday 25th September.
English Winter Fair Looks to Fill Gap Left by Agrilive Demise 2010-Sep-27
Graham Roobottom, chairman of the English Winter Fair – the country’s largest national winter primestock show, is extending an invitation to producers, sponsors and exhibitors disappointed by the demise of the AgriLIVE Smithfield show.
Demand for Green Energy Creates New Jobs
George F. White has announced the appointment of two new Project Co-ordinators for its specialist Renewables Team, both bringing with them a background in the very latest research and thinking on the green energy sector.
Tru-Test Group Establishes UK Base 2010-Sep-24
Ritchey and Fearing have been acquired by Tru-Test Group, the New Zealand-based world leader in electric fencing, animal weighing and milk metering equipment.
Food – Can We Produce Enough? 2010-Sep-24
As climate change continues to affect global food production, food security is an issue which affects us all. Gone are the days of growing more to keep other sources out, it’s a new world in which everywhere must produce more food, more sustainably to meet rising world needs.
Farm Works Information Management Expands Product Range 2010-Sep-24
Farm Works Information Management, a division of Trimble has announced three new products for growers and agribusinesses.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Sep-23
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 49 prime cattle, 29 over thirty month cattle, 5,831 prime lambs and 6,811 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd September, 2010.
British National Ploughing Championships 2010
Lincoln will be host to the British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival on October 9th and 10th this year. A record crowd is expected to attend this amazing two-day event, which is taking place at Grange-de-Lings, near Lincoln.
Recognition Needed for Landowners in Fight to Protect Wildlife 2010-Sep-23
The CLA today has criticised some of the recommendations of the newly published "Making Space for Nature" report, saying they must look more closely at the contribution of landowners.
Kuhn Modular Drill Now Available in Solo Format
Kuhn Farm Machinery’s new high speed pneumatic Moduliner drill that can be adapted for conventional or precision seeding is now available in solo format following its earlier launch in combination with a power harrow.
Cattle Transition to Housing Management Vital this Autumn 2010-Sep-23
Managing cattle as well as possible in the transition to housing to minimise stress and health-related growth checks will be more important than ever this autumn to help offset significantly higher input costs.
Pessimists Blown Away by Record Wind Powered Electricity Generation 2010-Sep-22
The National Grid has announced a record amount of electricity generated by wind turbines connected to the UK power transmission system on Monday 6th September.
Reigning Champions Rule at Second Skipton NEMSA Show 2010-Sep-22
Ashley and Rachel Caton maintained their dominance of the local NEMSA show arena by presenting the title-winning pen of 10 gimmer lambs for the second year in succession.
Entries Still Open for East of England Winter Stock Festival 2010-Sep-22
The event, which takes place on the 12th and 13th November at the East of England Showground in Peterborough will host one of the finest displays of commercial show cattle and prime lambs from around the UK.
NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale 2010 2010-Sep-22
A good sale with excellent prices for the best sheep across the breeds returned a top price of 8,200 guineas for a Texel shearling ram at the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale, held at the Royal Welsh Showground on Monday 20 September.
Industry-Wide Project to Tackle Johne’s Disease
SAC is leading a research initiative focussed on Johne’s disease, a disease of major concern to the Scottish cattle industry. Researchers will work closely with industry partners, led by Quality Meat Scotland, in the new “Paraban” project.
Stonebridge Tops Skipton Texel Show & Sale
A robust commercial trade and an over 90% clearance of the 445-strong entry, were high spots of the 29th Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Association two-day show and sale of pedigree rams and females at Skipton Auction Mart.
Rising Diesel Prices Fuel Increase in Beef and Lamb Production Costs 2010-Sep-21
A 20% increase in fuel prices has led to a year on year rise in the cost of production for English beef and sheep enterprises, new figures released today by EBLEX reveal.
Trade Tops at 1200gns at Easycare Sheep Sale
Penrith and District Farmers’ Mart held their inaugural autumn sale of pure bred Easycare sheep. With a catalogued entry of 700 females and 139 rams, this was the first sale of this kind in the North of England.
Dairy Cow Lameness: Vigilance and Prompt Decisive Action 2010-Sep-21
Don’t wait to see lameness, go looking for it instead and give the appropriate treatment as soon as you see signs.
Oakchurch Angus Bull Calf Sells for £10,000 to Rawburn Herd 2010-Sep-21
The Oakchurch herd of Jeremy Price, Staunton-on-Wye, Hereford, has announced the sale of the 2010-born bull calf Oakchurch Field Marshall K143 to the Rawburn herd of Messrs John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso.
Sale of Registered Lleyn Sheep at Stirling
The Shearling Ewes from Hamish Goldie, South Bowerhouse were placed champion pen of females, winning the Roxan ID Perth Lleyn Sale Trophy by judge Ian Walling of Farmstock Genetics.
County Durham Farm Dispersal Sale
George F. White has announced details of the dispersal sale of Gatehouse Cottage Farm, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Sep-16
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 64 prime cattle, 34 over thirty month cattle, 4,449 prime lambs and 6,445 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th September, 2010.
Peerless Van Gogh a Sound Investment for Early Adopters 2010-Sep-16
Holstein sire Van Gogh, who entered the latest bull rankings as the number one Type Merit sire last month, is currently available to UK dairy farmers from at a special early order price of £25/straw, while stocks last.
New T-Max Tractor Slots into the McCormick Four-Cylinder Range 2010-Sep-16
A ‘limited offer’ tractor-loader package at a special price marks the launch of a new addition to the McCormick tractor range from distributor AgriArgo UK.
Geldards Regain Championship at Skipton Charollais Rams Show 2010-Sep-16
Cumbrian Charollais sheep breeders JA and R Geldard & Sons, of Low Foulshaw Farm, Kendal, returned to championship-winning ways at the annual British Charollais Sheep Society show and sale of commercial rams at Skipton Auction Mart.
A1 Tractors – New McCormick Dealer for Central North Yorkshire 2010-Sep-16
Parts and service support coverage for McCormick tractor users in North Yorkshire has been improved with the appointment of a new dealer based in Dishforth between Ripon and Thirsk.
Repeat Coup at Skipton Shearling Gimmers Show
Shearling gimmers took centre stage at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual sale of over 2,700 breeding sheep, with improved trade maintained.
Three New Case Puma CVX Models for All-Round Applications 2010-Sep-16
Case IH expands the Puma CVX series in the 131 and 160hp power range / for the first time with EfficientPower technology – lower fuel consumption – higher performance.
Reigning Champions Qualify for 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials
Reigning World Sheep Dog Trials champion, Welshman Aled Owen and his dog Roy, will defend their title at next year’s renewal.
Arable Contracting Agreements to Suit a Fluctuating Market
The terms of many arable contracting agreements were drawn up during a period of consistently low farming margins. In this situation, a split substantially in favour of the contractor was perhaps the correct arrangement.
Cornish Young Farmer Wins Jersey Youth Travel Award 2010-Sep-15
David Christophers from St Allen, Truro, bowled-over the judges for the Jersey Youth Travel Award with his enthusiastic description of how he sees the Jersey breed ‘dominating the world dairy sector.’
Corrie and Loganbar Charolais Females Meet Solid Trade in Stirling 2010-Sep-14
Charolais breeding females met a consistent solid trade selling to a top of 6,500gns in Stirling on Saturday 11 September when Duncan MacGregor, Kilsyth offered the entire adult portion from his Corrie herd and Murray Lyle, Midcambushinnie, Dunblane staged a major reduction of his Loganbar herd.
Case IH Unveils Next Generation of Magnum Tractors 2010-Sep-14
The new Case IH Magnum tractors are fitted with the latest EfficientPower technology to provide more power giving more productivity, along with an improved operator environment and outstanding fuel efficiency for higher performance.
Gloucester Bishops’ Pilgrimage to Beltex Success at Skipton 2010-Sep-14
Andrew and Rebeccca Bishop made the 360 miles-plus round trip to North Yorkshire worthwhile when landing both supreme championship and top price honours at the Beltex Sheep Society’s 10th annual show and sale.
Case IH Launches New Generation of Quadtrac and Steiger Tractors 2010-Sep-14
In conjunction with new emission legislation effective from 2011, Case IH has introduced a new range of Quadtrac and Steiger models now equipped with the EfficientPower technology with reduced fuel consumption and higher performance.
Britain’s Beautiful Landscape Threatened by Cheap Supermarket Beef 2010-Sep-14
What right do supermarkets have to jeopardise rural livelihoods, and the preservation of the UK’s beautiful landscapes, by offering food items that are sold for less than their cost of production?
Property Developer Splashes Out to Found New Angus Herd
Glasgow property developer, William Roddie, was the leading buyer at the annual autumn sale of Aberdeen-Angus females at Stirling on Saturday 11th September 2010.
Lleyn Sheep Show & Sale at Ballymena
Confidence was high at the Lleyn Sheep Society sale at Ballymena Livestock Market, on Saturday 11th September 2010, with plenty of atmosphere around the pens and sale ring.
North Yorkshire Farm Dispersal Sale
A dispersal sale will take place on Saturday 25th September at Mowthorpe Farm near Scarborough that includes a quality flock of approximately six hundred sheep and range of farm machinery and equipment.
Working Demo Launches Yorks McCormick Tractor Sales Outlet
A new business venture between Barnsley farm machinery dealership N&S Moorhouse and the distributor of McCormick tractors in Britain was launched with a working demonstration of tractors and equipment close to the company’s premises at Barugh.
Lister Mashams Success at Skipton Store Sheep Fixture 2010-Sep-13
Store lambs – over 7,200 of them – passed through the ring, as Skipton Auction Mart staged its third big sheep sale on consecutive days in a series of special events celebrating the 20th anniversary at the current site.
Julian Smith Highlights Problems for Hill Farmers
Julian Smith, Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon and Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming, has highlighted the challenges for hill farmers caused by problems with the way in which payments are administered.
Runaway Success for Skipton Native Breeds Highlight 2010-Sep-13
Thousands of people flocked to Skipton Auction's Mart's annual Native Stock Breeder Auctions, the highlight of a hectic day at the North Yorkshire venue.
Careers in the Countryside 2010-Sep-10
Dozens of careers involving working in the countryside will be showcased to young people at the Great Yorkshire Showground next month.
Kuhn Farm Machinery at Tillage 2010 2010-Sep-10
Kuhn Farm Machinery will be displaying a range of cultivations and drilling equipment at the 2010 Tillage demonstrations in Lincolnshire and Angus as well as taking part in the new sprayer programme now incorporated into these events.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Sep-09
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 69 prime cattle, 1 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 6,439 prime lambs and 6,181 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th September, 2010.
Kingspool Herd Wins NMR/RABDF Gold Cup 2010
Michael and Chris King from Kingspool Holsteins, Iron Acton, south Gloucestershire are winners of this year’s NMR/RABDF Gold Cup. The cup was presented to the Kings at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show, NEC this week.
Spreading Fertilisers and Applying Slug Pellets
At a time of year when fertiliser spreading and slug pellet application is being considered farmers and growers need to ensure that their applications systems are set up to deliver the right dose, in the right place, at the right time.
CLA Shares Platform with RSPB at Plaid Conference
CLA Wales will concentrate on the linkage between Glastir and CAP reform when the rural economy experts share a platform with RSPB Cymru at a Plaid Cymru Annual Conference Fringe Meeting in Aberystwyth on Friday, 10 September.
Storm Secure Indoor Farm Rodenticide Launched at Dairy Event
A brand new rodenticide promising farmers and growers faster, more cost-effective indoor rat and mouse control was unveiled by European rural hygiene leaders, BASF Pest Control Solutions at this year’s Dairy Event & Livestock Show.
NEMSA Opening Ewe Lamb Show and Sale at Skipton 2010-Sep-08
Mules maestro Ashley Caton, of Otterburn Lodge Farm, Otterburn, worked his magic yet again when exhibiting both the champion pens of 10 and 20 lambs in the season's major opening ewe lamb show and sale.
No Limits RTK for Free from Case IH 2010-Sep-08
Case IH puts customers in front with free RTK nationwide. Farmers, growers and contractors can all benefit from RTK VRS at zero additional cost! Repeatable precision with no boundaries is here.
New Jersey Collaboration Major Step Forward for UK Breed 2010-Sep-08
A new collaboration has been announced at the Dairy Event that will improve the genetics available to breeders of Jersey cattle.
Lleyn Ewes Sell to £202 at Ruthin 2010-Sep-07
With an entry of over 2,100 sheep there was another brisk trade seen at the Ruthin Lleyn sale conducted by Ruthin Farmers Auction Company Limited.
Farming Ladder Vital to Dairy Industry Success
The Tenant Farmers Association will be using its presence at this year's Dairy Event and Livestock Show to emphasise the importance of the farming ladder and agricultural tenancies to the future success of the dairy industry.
More Effort on Beef Exports Will Help Keep Everyone in Business
The National Beef Association is urging more processors to make new efforts to develop the export market – and in so doing rescue themselves, and others in the beef sector, from avoidable long term supply problems created by the routine under pricing of prime cattle.
Kiotechagil Launches Neutox - A New Integrated Mycotoxin Elimination System 2010-Sep-06
Kiotechagil, the international supplier of high performance natural feed additives, has launched Neutox, a new broad spectrum toxin binder which has added mould control.
NML Reveals Unprecedented Increase in Somatic Cell Counts
Average SCC for all samples tested through NML, which represents 96% of milk produced in Britain, peaked in early August at 236,000/ml - 17% higher than the same time last year.
Minimum Price Contracts Available for Spring Sown Linseed
United Oilseeds has announced that it will again be offering a minimum price contract for linseed in 2011 following a successful 2010 crop.
Farmers Urged to Check Insurance After Recent Farm Fires 2010-Sep-02
A number of Northumberland farmers have seen their livelihood go up in smoke as they are left to count the cost of what can only be described as mindless acts of vandalism.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Sep-02
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 20 over thirty month cattle, 5,711 prime lambs and 5,478 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd September, 2010.
Countdown to a Record Breaking Beef South West 2010 2010-Sep-02
Moving Beef South West to Exeter Livestock Centre, close to the M5 motorway, has encouraged the beef industry to really get involved in the event.
Who Raises the Best Border Lamb? 2010-Sep-01
At this week’s Glendale Show, the winners of a new livestock competition, “Meet the Spec “, organised by The Glendale Agriculture Society in conjunction with Border Livestock Exchange Ltd and Woodhead Brothers, were announced.
Greystoke Castle Farms Open Day 2010-Sep-01
High performance, high quality, sustainable suckled calf production will come under the microscope at Greystoke Castle Farms, Penrith on Wednesday 15 September at an open day to be staged by the British Charolais Cattle Society and Keenan.
Traffic Flow a Priority at NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale 2010-Sep-01
Traffic is expected to flow smoothly at the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sale with the popular Tup Taxi service in operation again this year. The event will be held at the Royal Welsh Showground on 20 September.
FAO Food Price Index Climbs Five Percent in August 2010-Sep-01
Surging wheat prices drove international food prices up five percent last month in the biggest month-on-month increase since November 2009, FAO announced.
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