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Skipton Christmas Prime Shows Bring Festive Cheer
An outstanding British Blue heifer was chosen as supreme cattle champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas prime stock shows and sales.
Three Counties Show Man Wins Derek Cooper Award 2010-Nov-30
The Three Counties Agricultural Society’s Chief Steward of Pigs has won the prestigious Derek Cooper Award at the eleventh annual BBC Food & Farming Awards 2010.
John Penny Takes English WInter Fair Champions for Customers 2010-Nov-29
Leeds-based meat supplier John Penny & Sons created a stir of excitement with a spending spree at last weekend’s English Winter Fair livestock showcase to secure the country’s best prime cattle and sheep for retail and catering customers.
RABDF Makes Final Call for TB Consultation Responses 2010-Nov-29
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is urging all producers to respond to the Coalition Government’s consultation document on a badger cull before the 8 December deadline in England and 17 December to a similar document issued by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Nov-25
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 28 over thirty month cattle, 4,568 prime lambs and 4,768 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th November, 2010.
John Deere Dealer Merger in South-West 2010-Nov-24
John Deere dealers C Smart Agricultural Services Ltd and Ashworth Farm Machinery Ltd have agreed to merge their existing businesses to form one new company, covering Dorset, East Devon, Somerset and Avon.
National Cluster Hygiene Study Published at Agriscot 2010-Nov-24
Dairymen across the country need to make the most of the considerable mastitis control potential offered by routine milking cluster disinfection to reduce bacterial cross infection between cows, according to the first-ever National Cluster Hygiene Study published at Agriscot.
More Action to Safeguard Animal Genetic Diversity
A growing number of countries are taking steps to catalogue, conserve and better manage the genetic diversity of livestock in order to help safeguard the resilience of the world's food production systems, says an informal FAO survey released today.
New Agriplus Premises to Cope with McCormick Dealer Growth 2010-Nov-24
Being awarded the McCormick franchise three years ago has helped a fledgling agricultural engineering business blossom into a major dealership supplying farmers in North Yorkshire with top-quality tractors and farm equipment.
Dorset Farmer Wins Gator Prize 2010-Nov-23
Dorset farmer and Milk Link Board member Simon Banfield is the delighted owner of a new John Deere XUV 850D 4x4 Gator utility vehicle worth £11,000.
Investments in Agriculture Must Grow 2010-Nov-23
The key to long-term food security lies in boosting investment in agriculture, particularly in low-income food-deficit countries, FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said today.
Champion Calf Makes it a ‘Happy Christmas’
Festive cheer was in the air as a strong line-up of well over 100 quality calves were entered for the 2010 Christmas Calves Show and Sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
New Report Offers a Unique Insight Into the Halal Market 2010-Nov-22
The first authoritative study of the Halal red meat industry in England is published by EBLEX today.
National Wheat Growing Improvement Initiative Launched 2010-Nov-22
An innovative R&D-led wheat improvement initiative has been launched by Masstock SMART Farming this winter to help British growers boost their wheat yields by at least 2% per year over the coming two decades through carefully-focused agronomic progress.
Izzy is Grand Champion in Cremona 2010-Nov-19
Izzy Whittaker, selected to represent the UK, was made Grand Champion of the All-European Holstein Young Breeder Championships.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Nov-18
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 52 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 34 over thirty month cattle, 4,872 prime lambs and 4,834 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th November, 2010.
Champion Leads Moira Holstein Entry at 3,000gns
There was a buoyant trade for quality heifers and young cows with prices reaching a ceiling of 3,000gns at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
EBLEX Challenges Producers on Classification and Grass Identification Skills 2010-Nov-18
Beef and sheep producers can put their skills to the test online thanks to a range of interactive, educational tools from EBLEX.
Sexed Semen Available from World-Class Simmental
For the first time ever, female sexed Simmental semen is on sale from a world-class bull, Auchorachan Wizard.
Efficient Service Keeps Dairy Farms Profitable
DeLaval is highlighting the importance of preventive service to boost profits and support sustainable dairy operations during the EuroTier 2010 exhibition in Hannover.
Farmers' Union Urges EU Action on Transport Law Enforcement 2010-Nov-18
NFU Scotland’s President, Jim McLaren has challenged Europe to better enforce existing animal transport laws before giving consideration to new rules that could seriously impinge on Scotland’s ability to move livestock.
Select Sires Canada Expert to Speak at Dairy Conference 2010-Nov-18
Harrison & Hetherington have announced Select Sires Canada Dairy Progeny Specialist Adam Hunt will deliver a presentation on the practical use and benefits of genomic selection at the auction company’s inaugural dairy conference.
East of England Winter Stock Festival 2010-Nov-16
This year’s East of England Winter Stock Festival proved to be a primestock showing masterclass from some of the winter show circuit’s most successful exhibitors, as regular winners clinched the top tickets.
Baileys Suffolk Flock Production Sale 2010-Nov-16
Catalogues are now available for the 13th annual production sale from the noted Baileys Suffolk flock, property of Jeff and Tom Bailey. The auction takes place on-farm at Batterstown , County Meath, on Saturday, November 27.
Skipton Beef Shorthorns Peak at 2,900gns Twice
Beef Shorthorns sold to a top of 2,900gns twice at the breed society’s North of England Club inaugural sale at Skipton on 10 November where demand for females reflected commercial producers’ growing interest in the breed as a functional suckler cow.
North Korea Faces Serious Cereal Deficit 2010-Nov-16
About five million people living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food supply, a joint report by FAO and WFP said today.
New Investment for UK Organic Feed Mill 2010-Nov-16
Vitrition, part of Kiotech International, which operates the longest established dedicated organic feed mill in the UK, has made a significant investment in a new cooler and crumbler at its Boroughbridge facility.
Winter Fair Beef Shorthorns Sell to 3,800gns
Beef Shorthorn heifers were bid to 3,800gns at the East of England Winter Fair at Peterborough on Saturday 13 September.
Welsh Sheep 2011 2010-Nov-15
Visitors to NSA Welsh Sheep 2011 on 18 May next year can update on the latest industry trends and see how a traditional Mid Wales family farming enterprise rising to 300 metres above sea level has developed.
Fort Family Show Forté in Lleyn Sheep Arena
The West Yorkshire-based Fort farming family has notched up a remarkable run of successes this year in Lleyn sheep breeding and show arenas.
Welshpool Charolais Meet Solid Demand Peaking at 5,200gns 2010-Nov-15
Charolais bulls met a solid trade at a packed ringside in Welshpool on Thursday 11 November peaking at a top of 5,200gns twice and establishing two new centre autumn records at the breed society’s fixture with 51 lots selling to average £3,341.70.
Utility Companies and Compensation 2010-Nov-12
Driving around the countryside, its amazing to see how many utility companies’ apparatus (gas mains, electric poles, pylons and water mains) criss-cross the farming landscape.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Nov-12
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 45 over thirty month cattle, 6,055 prime lambs and 7,163 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th November, 2010.
New John Deere 8R Series Tractors for 2011
Following the introduction of the new 8R Series range of tractors last year, John Deere has announced five newly styled wheeled models from 260 to 360hp, designed to meet European Stage IIIB emissions regulations while maintaining excellent fuel economy.
Supply Partnerships Bring Champion Beef to Local Tables 2010-Nov-11
Championship-winning beef is primed to be the order of the day at both Stanforth Butchers and CCM Quality Foods in Skipton.
Whitebred Shorthorn to Ranchers' Rescue
Ranchers in the US who are being forced to re-evaluate the economics of their beef production systems are looking to one of the UK’s oldest breeds, the Whitebred Shorthorn, for help.
New Lifeline Supplement from Rumenco 2010-Nov-11
Rumenco has launched a highly cost-effective round block version of its popular pre-lambing bucket-based supplement Lifeline Lamb and Ewe.
IT Project Helps Farmers Go Digital 2010-Nov-11
“Rural living needn’t mean isolated living,” says Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services (UTASS). In a campaign to improve the ICT Skills of those working in agriculture in the Durham Dales, it has announced details of a new IT training programme.
Search Begins For Borders Arable Monitor Farm
The search is on to find a host farm in the Scottish Borders to take part in the HGCA-funded Arable Monitor Farm programme, which will be facilitated by SAC.
Welsh Black Bull Sells for 4,000gns at Dolgella
The only bull at The Welsh Black Cattle Society’s sale, held on Tuesday 2 November at Dolgellau, was Tryfil Caledfwlch which was sold for 4,000gns.
Chelford Beef Shorthorn Females Peak at 2,550gns
Beef Shorthorns sold to 2,550gns at the society’s autumn show and sale at Chelford on Saturday 6 November where spirited bidding from a packed ringside led to an 85% clearance reflecting the beef sector’s interest in the breed as a functional suckler cow.
Farmers Advised to Use Winter for Knowledge Transfer 2010-Nov-09
With the harvest safely in, and the clocks changed, Vicky Anderson, the North of England’s foremost independent agricultural trainer is urging farmers to use the dark winter nights to get ahead and get the training they need to develop their businesses.
Skipton Primed for Annual Christmas Shows and Pork Pie Fest 2010-Nov-08
The countdown is on to Skipton Auction Mart’s annual gathering of ‘meat men and women’ – the Christmas prime stock shows and sales, on Sunday, November 28.
Tackling the Major Annual Liver Fluke Cost
Liver fluke is currently costing the beef industry £8-9.5 million each year, the vast majority of this loss being suffered by producers, according to the latest estimates from EBLEX.
Charolais Female Champion Tops at 6,600gns in Dungannon 2010-Nov-08
A packed ring-side reflecting the surge in interest in Charolais cattle was reflected in a solid trade, peaking at 6,600gns in Dungannon on Friday 5 November at the NI Club’s official autumn show and sale.
Calf Show Impresses Scottish Angus Judge
A tremendous show with a very high standard of entries in each class was how Scottish judge, Alastair Fraser, described the Northern Ireland Aberdeen Angus Club’s 6th Annual Calf Show, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Tractors: Core Business of the Argo Industrial Group 2010-Nov-05
ARGO SpA will devote its resources entirely to the development and production of Landini, McCormick and Valpadana tractors in future as a result of an agreement to transfer ownership of Argo’s 50% share of harvest machine manufacturer Laverda SpA to Agco Corporation.
Genomically Proven Super Brings New Science to the Mainstream 2010-Nov-05
Charlesdale Superstition (Super), the highest TPI Holstein currently available in the UK – and one of the first genomically proven bulls from the United States to be marketed in this country – is now available from at a price of £25/straw.
Holstein Bulls to 3,350gns at Moira 2010-Nov-05
Prices reached a ceiling of 3,350gns at Holstein NI’s 23rd annual autumn bull show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Nov-04
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 43 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 60 over thirty month cattle, 6,187 prime lambs and 7,184 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th November, 2010.
Good Entry of Welsh Black Cattle at Abergavenny
The last pedigree breeding sale of Welsh Black cattle in 2010 is to be held on Friday 19 November. 74 animals have been entered for the sale which is to be followed by the sale of store Welsh Black cattle, commercial and cross bred livestock.
Semex Launches New Beef Range 2010-Nov-04
It’s all change in the beef range for Semex UK - which has comprehensively revamped its beef sires in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics - a globally renowned genetics company specialising in British Blues.
World Trials Finalist Top Dog at Skipton 2010-Nov-02
Strong demand for quality dogs in all classes was again seen at Craven Cattle Marts’ Autumn sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart.
Toystory Daughter Leads Moira Holstein Entry at 2,550gns 2010-Nov-02
Trade was fast at Holstein NI’s recent heifer show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Agricultural Property Auction Report 2010-Nov-02
C & D Property Services held a very successful and well attended property auction on Thursday 28th October 2010 at the Memorial Hall, Longtown.
Norbreck Calf Wins British Blue Show at Agri-Expo
The Border British Blue Club staged their third annual open calf show on Friday 29th October at the Borderway Agri-Expo 2010 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when there was a catalogued entry of 72 calves.
John Deere Gator Gets a Major Makeover 2010-Nov-01
Power steering, improved braking and suspension and increased load capacity are among 13 new features on John Deere’s latest XUV Gator utility vehicle, which is now the fastest and most powerful diesel model in the range.
Open Invitation for Cheshire Beef and Sheep Producers 2010-Nov-01
Beef and sheep farmers in Cheshire can find out more about hot topics in the red meat industry at a free open meeting at Reaseheath College this month.
Aberdeen-Angus Breeders Flock to Carlisle for Winter National Show 2010-Nov-01
The first ever Aberdeen-Angus Winter National Show took place at Carlisle on Friday 29th October, with some 46 exhibitors forwarding more than 100 head of stock from all over the UK.
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