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New CLA Wales Director Ben Underwood Looking Forward to 2011 2010-Dec-29
He will be running the Association from a new office in Presteigne and feels it will be a significant year for the CLA in Wales as well as for the countryside and the rural economy.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Dec-28
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 28 prime cattle, 5,232 prime lambs and 6,575 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 28th December, 2010.
Top UK-Bred Genomic Sire Joins Dairy Daughters Line-Up 2010-Dec-23
Willsbro Plasma, a UK-bred bull from what has been described as ‘one of the hottest pedigrees on the planet’ has been added to the Dairy Daughters Holstein sire line-up.
British Cattle Conference Firmly Established in Farming Calendar 2010-Dec-23
The farming conference season gets under way early in the New Year when the key event for those involved in cattle breeding and production will be the British Cattle Conference.
New Grants for Tree Planting Projects 2010-Dec-23
Landowners in the Yorkshire and the Humber region are being offered cash to plant more trees to lessen the impact of floods and climate change.
Winter Farmland Bird Plots a Success, Study Finds
A scientific survey of environmental schemes on farmland indicates that Government-funded measures to help birds in winter are working.
Mules Make More Money for Manorlands 2010-Dec-22
Records crashed yet again at an annual charity show and sale of lambs at Skipton Auction Mart in aid of Sue Ryder – Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope, Keighley.
R & J Catering Butchers Director Wins National Stock Judging Title 2010-Dec-22
There’s no better judge than Ryan Atkinson, director of R & J Catering Butchers in Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon, when it comes to knowing his meat – both on the hoof and on the bone.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Dec-21
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 21 prime cattle, 6 over thirty month cattle, 4,577 prime lambs and 4,621 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 21st December, 2010.
Whinfellpark Tops Limousin Weaned Calves at 9,000gns 2010-Dec-20
A strong day’s trading for the Whinfellpark Herd of Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith, Cumbria was confirmed when the January 2010 born heifer calf, Whinfellpark Fanzine, led the British Limousin Cattle Society’s Weaned Calf Sale at 9,000gns on Friday 17th December 2010.
Red Ladies Limousin Trade Peaks at 14,000gns
Whinfellpark Ena, a March 2009 born heifer from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith, Cumbria made 14,000gns and led the trade at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s end of year Red Ladies Derby at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 17th December 2010.
Diary Dates for 2011 Great Yorkshire Show and Countryside Live 2010-Dec-20
The 153rd Great Yorkshire Show takes place on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 July, 2011 when the cream of the country’s livestock, edge-of-the-seat displays, acres of shopping opportunities and countryside activities are just some of the 'must sees' on the timetable.
Fewer Pesticides, Higher Yields and Incomes
West African farmers have succeeded in cutting the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes and diversifying farming systems as a result of an international project promoting sustainable farming practices.
Holstein Heifers Soar to Over 3000gns at Moira
Black and white cows and heifers met a buoyant trade at Holstein NI’s December show and sale, conducted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
John Deere’s Flagship Sprayer Improved for 2011
A new John Deere 5430i self-propelled sprayer with 36m boom will be seen for the first time in the UK on the company’s stand at the LAMMA ’11 show in January.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Dec-16
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 49 prime cattle, 31 over thirty month cattle, 7,134 prime lambs and 7,455 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th December, 2010.
Cogent’s Escalating Sales Prompts New Beef Advisor 2010-Dec-16
Booming beef sales from Cogent Breeding Ltd has prompted the recruitment of Gareth Scott as Cogent’s new Beef Sales Advisor. Gareth is set to develop the beef side of the business and provide specialist beef sales advice.
Keelham Farm Shop Lands Top National Food and Farming Award 2010-Dec-16
Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, has landed a top national title after being chosen as ‘Non-Multiple Retailer of the Year’ in the 2010 Food and Farming Industry Awards.
High Fertiliser Prices Put 2011 Grass Yields at Risk
The National Beef Association has called on fertiliser manufacturers to explain the 40-45 per cent rise in on-farm delivery prices over the past 12 months.
Management Buy-Out of Cawood Scientific Ltd
A successful management buy-out of Cawood Scientific Limited, the holding company for NRM Laboratories and Sciantec Analytical Services, has just been completed.
Lloyds Banking Group Appoints Adam Henson as Farming Ambassador 2010-Dec-15
One of Britain’s best known farmers, Adam Henson, is joining forces with Lloyds TSB Agriculture and Bank of Scotland to promote sustainable agricultural practice within the farming industry.
Syngenta Seeking UK approval for IZM Use in Wheat
Advanced “double binding” properties which research has confirmed lead to clear benefits against disease have been revealed for new fungicide IZM (isopyrazam) as UK approval is sought to extend its use into wheat.
First Charolais Sexed Semen Available 2010-Dec-14
The first Charolais sexed semen is now available. The two bulls on offer, Blelack Digger and Clyth Diplomat have both been selected for their overall potential performance, as well as their maternal traits.
Bauls on the Ball at Year’s Final Craven Dairy Auction 2010-Dec-14
The Ravensgate dairy herd of M Baul & Partners, based at Watergate Farm, Bishop Thornton, was responsible for the champion at the December show, as the curtain came down on a highly successful year of Craven Dairy Auctions at Skipton Auction Mart.
Breed Society Approval for Three Counties Show
Nine breed societies have already given their seal of approval to next year’s Three Counties Show at Malvern, by confirming they will stage their national shows at the June event.
NBA Supports New Approach to Animal Health Issues 2010-Dec-14
The National Beef Association is delighted that years of determined resistance to the disruptive plan to install an expensive and ineffective, levy funded, Animal Health Board quango in England have paid off.
BCPC Weed Review Emphasises Black-Grass Control Problem 2010-Dec-13
At the recent 47th BCPC Annual Weed Review chaired by Mr David Parish, Agronomist, NIAB TAG, and held at the PGRO, Peterborough, a key focus was new herbicides and the problems faced with getting good control of black-grass now and in the future due to rapidly increasing resistance.
Moo-ving Up the Charts with Simon Cow 2010-Dec-10
Undaunted by the might of the X-Factor, in a race for the Christmas number one, Northumberland’s Doddington Dairy is urging people to moo-ve with the times and download their brand new single “In the Dairy”.
Demise of Holstein Bull Van Gogh Leaves Semen in Short Supply 2010-Dec-10
Goldwyn son Van Gogh, just announced as the leading Type Merit Holstein sire for the second consecutive proof run, has died, leaving his semen in very short supply.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Dec-09
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 44 prime cattle, 23 over thirty month cattle, 4,245 prime lambs and 6,154 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th December, 2010.
Two New Products Launched by Optivite 2010-Dec-09
Two new products, providing improved animal performance through control of enterobacteria and natural insect control have been launched by Optivite, one of the UK’s largest animal nutrition companies.
Shortage of Forage Fibre and Bicarb Exacerbating Acidosis Problems 2010-Dec-09
A lack of good quality first cut silage, low forage fibre levels and a national shortage of sodium bicarbonate mean that many farmers are struggling with acidiosis problems this winter.
Building Firm to Act Fast on Collapsed Building Quotes 2010-Dec-09
Farmers whose buildings have collapsed under the weight of snow and who would like a rebuilding quotation prior to the Christmas break are advised to contact building manufacturers S&A Fabrications as soon as possible.
Horsch Launches New UK Division 2010-Dec-07
Horsch will launch a new business, Horsch UK Ltd, on 1 January 2011 to act as the sole importers of its drilling and cultivation equipment in the UK and Ireland.
White Wyandottes Head Pecking Order at Christmas Craven Feather Auctions 2010-Dec-07
White Wyandottes ruled the roost when taklng both championship and reserve championship honours at the annual Craven Feather Auctions Christmas show and sale of poultry and waterfowl at Skipton Auction Mart.
BCPC Highlights Success of First CropWorld Event in London 2010-Dec-07
Now that the dust has settled on the first CropWorld event to be held at the ExCel Centre, London it is time to reflect on the progress made and changes since the former event – the BCPC Congress and Exhibition.
Princes of the Plough Sell Traditional Farming Methods 2010-Dec-07
The benefits of traditional, sustainable, carbon neutral farming methods have been showcased at a special event held by the Cornish Heritage Farming Company at Treloan Coastal Heritage Farm, near Truro.
Leathley Keighleys Make History at Skipton Winter Texel Highlight 2010-Dec-06
Wharfedale-based Mark and Helen Keighley created history at the 18th annual Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders’ winter show and sale of females at Skipton Auction Mart.
H&H Bowe Seminar Spotlights Renewable Energy
Green technology has been pushed into the spotlight - but what are the opportunities for farmers and landowners in the north of England and Scotland and what are the considered obstacles?
Professional Tractor Driving Courses for Youngsters
Eligible sixteen year olds throughout Wales may be able to receive 80 per cent funding towards the cost of learning to drive a tractor and taking the Driving Standards Agency test.
Bauer Appoints UK & Ireland Sales Manager
Crop irrigation and slurry handling equipment specialist Bauer has appointed Adrian Tindall as Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland.
Case IH Wins Gold and Silver Medals at SIMA Innovation Awards 2010-Dec-06
Case IH has won two SIMA Innovation Awards ahead of the show’s opening in February 2011. A Gold medal has been received for a new automatic vehicle-to-vehicle synchronisation solution, which expands Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) portfolio.
Kuhn Axis Now With Easy Access 2010-Dec-05
Hopper access has been improved on Kuhn’s Axis fertiliser spreaders with the availability of a safety-approved integrated ladder as an option on all new models.
Which Renewable Technology is the Right FIT?
Many landowners, farmers and rural businesses are investigating the possibility of developing renewable technology.
Case IH Ships World’s First Tractor Meeting New EPA Emissions Standards 2010-Dec-03
Case IH this week shipped the world’s first tractor to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4A emissions requirements for agricultural equipment.
Director Appointed to Edinburgh Animal Welfare Centre 2010-Dec-03
An animal welfare expert has been appointed to head a centre that aims to improve the well-being of animals worldwide.
Modern and Vintage Landini Tractors Wow Crowds at EIMA 2010-Dec-03
A beautifully restored Landini L55 tractor exhibited at the EIMA show in Italy added historic interest to an exhibition focused on the latest in farm tractor and equipment technology.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2010-Dec-02
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 60 prime cattle, 11 over thirty month cattle, 6,819 prime lambs and 5,981 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd December, 2010.
Winter Bites For Farmers! 2010-Dec-02
This is the worst pre Christmas Weather for over twenty years, with the North East being one of the most severely affected areas in the UK. Andrew Jamieson of George F. White tells us of the effects this weather is having on the farming community.
Landini Rex 110F Wins Specialist Tractor of the Year Award 2010-Dec-02
Just three years after winning the coveted Tractor of the Year award for best fruit / vineyard tractor, the Landini Rex has repeated the achievement.
Argo Tractors Signals McCormick Engine Pollutants Solution
Argo Tractors, the manufacturer behind the McCormick range, has indicated how it intends tackling the next stage of exhaust emissions rules on its bigger models.
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