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Wilodge Enrico Sells in £30,000 Private Deal
The Limousin bull Wilodge Enrico from the Shifnal, Shropshire-based Wilodge herd of Christine Williams and Paul Tippetts has been sold in a £30,000 private sale to Northern Irish pedigree breeders Gerry, Dympna Moane and family.
New John Deere Hardware Enhances Precision Farming Solutions 2011-Feb-28
John Deere’s new generation of AMS hardware components will be demonstrated and on display at next week’s Precision Farming Event at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Feb-24
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 32 over thirty month cattle, 5,312 prime hoggs and 5,628 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th February, 2011.
Charolais Bulls Meet Dynamic Trade in Stirling
Charolais met a dynamic trade in Stirling on Tuesday 22 February at the breed society’s official spring sale where bidding peaked at 45,000gns to achieve a new centre all breeds record.
Holstein Heifers to 4,960gns at Moira 2011-Feb-24
Prices reached a ceiling of 4,960gns at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Swires Set New Standards at Craven Dairy Auction
Even by their own exacting standards, North Yorkshire father-and-son dairy farmers Malcolm and Robert Swires outdid themselves at the main February Craven Dairy Auction.
Stewarts of Tayside Win Grower of the Year Awards
Scottish growers, packers and distributors Stewarts of Tayside achieved a remarkable double in last week’s prestigious Grower of the Year Awards 2011, run by Horticulture Week.
Kuhn Unveils New Additions to Range at SIMA 2011
Drilling and cultivation equipment, two sprayers, a baler-wrapper combination and a triple gang disc mower were the previously unseen highlights for UK visitors to Kuhn Farm Machinery’s SIMA 2011 display.
Future Opportunities for Scottish Farming
Farming is an uncertain business – who can predict what the weather will be like for silaging? Or market prices in six months time? One thing is certain though, the well-informed farmer is in the best position to ride out the peaks and troughs and to maximise their income.
John Deere Unveils New Generation Baler 2011-Feb-22
John Deere’s all-new 900 Series variable chamber round balers feature a revolutionary Fast Release System (FRS), which can lead to savings of up to an hour a day during harvest.
Awards for Yorkshire Farm Stay Members at Marmalade Highlight 2011-Feb-21
Yorkshire members of Farm Stay, the UK’s largest network of farm-based accommodation providers, have again demonstrated their culinary imagination and skills by netting awards at the planet’s biggest competition for marmalade makers.
Case IH Magnum and Steiger Tractors Set Records in Nebraska 2011-Feb-21
Preliminary results from the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory have revealed that the latest Case IH Steiger and Magnum tractors, which use Selective Catalytic Reduction technology to meet Tier 4A emissions standards, have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power.
High Sugar Seed Range Now Covers All Grassland Options 2011-Feb-21
The 2011 herbage seed mixtures range from British Seed Houses includes four premium mixtures made up exclusively of Aberystwyth-bred high sugar ryegrasses and white clover blends.
Chairing Children of the Countryside 2011-Feb-21
The Glendale Agricultural Society has announced that Jayne Watson will Chair its annual Children’s Countryside Day. Attended by over 1500 first school pupils, this is the biggest educational event of its kind in the north of England.
Case Farmall C Series Set for SIMA Debut 2011-Feb-21
The Farmall name is deeply rooted in Case IH history. Reliability and versatility were hallmarks of the first Farmall tractors, which helped them quickly become a worldwide success after their launch in 1922.
Brinicombe Launches 2011 Grass Seed Mixtures
This week the Denis Brinicombe Group releases details of its 2011 Brin-SEED grass seed mixtures.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Feb-17
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 63 over thirty month cattle, 4,504 prime hoggs and 5,249 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th February, 2011.
Walker Family Supreme on Craven Champions Day
The Red Rose farming family of J C Walker & Son, of Brennand Farm, Dunsop Bridge, Clitheroe, secured a supreme and reserve championship double, plus top price honours, on Craven Champions Day.
European Decision to Drive Cost Out of Beef Chain
NFU Scotland has welcomed further moves in Europe to raise the age at which cattle entering the food chain would require to be tested for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
Aberdeen-Angus Trade Soars to 4400gns at Dungannon 2011-Feb-16
Aberdeen-Angus bulls were in strong demand at this week’s Society show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart on Tuesday 15th February.
John Deere to Build New Tractor Factory in India
Deere & Company has said it will increase its capacity to build agricultural tractors in India. Deere said the action will better position the company to pursue the considerable growth projected for the Indian tractor market.
Specialist Livestock Farming Service Launched
A specialist livestock consultancy service aimed at enhancing enterprise performance has been launched this week to provide British dairy, beef and sheep farmers with the best possible research-led combination of business and management advice and assistance.
World Record Sheep Dog Price at Skipton Sale
A 13-month-old tri-coloured bitch, Dewi Fan, from John Bell, of Parks Farm Howden, Selby, was sold for 6,000 guineas.
Tight Lamb Market Despite Increased 2011 Crop
Despite the first increase in the national lamp crop for six years, the relatively strong market conditions of 2010 are forecast to continue over the coming year, mainly as a result of tight European and global supplies.
Renewable Energy .... Now 2011-Feb-14
Energy Now Expo returns to the Malvern Showground in February (16 - 17), following a successful first event in 2010.
Feed in Tariff Review Benefits Anaerobic Digestion
The recently announced comprehensive Feed in Tariff (FIT) review will bring welcome news for farmers and others who are involved in the development of farm-based Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology.
Leading Blue-Faced Leicester Lights Up Skipton Sale 2011-Feb-14
A gimmer hogg from Yorkshire farming family Ellis Brothers, of Addingham Moorside, Ilkley, took championship honours at the annual sale of Blue Faced Leicester females at Skipton Auction Mart.
New National Targets for UK Dairy Herds 2011-Feb-14
A new set of targets for UK dairy herd performance is now available for producers and advisers thanks to a study published by the University of Reading.
Spring Sowing Offers Cost Effective Entry into Herbage Seed 2011-Feb-14
Farmers currently reviewing their arable options should consider British-bred herbage seed as a viable alternative to other spring-sown crops, given strong and growing demand for the product and competitive margins.
World Sheep Dog Trials Sponsorship Tops £35K
Over £35,000 has to date been pledged in sponsorship for this autumn’s International Sheep Dog Society (ISDS) World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Feb-10
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 63 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 19 over thirty month cattle, 4,534 prime hoggs and 6,368 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th February, 2011.
Breed Leading Hereford Bull Broadens Cogent Beef Portfolio 2011-Feb-09
Cogent Breeding Ltd has strengthened their beef portfolio with the top Hereford sire Romany 1 Frisky.
Keelham’s Champions Buying Spree at Skipton Prime Shows 2011-Feb-09
The best two beef cattle and the top two pens of lambs were secured by Keelham Farm Shop, of Thornton, Bradford, at Skipton Auction Mart’s February prime shows and sales.
Sir Ben Gill is New Chairman at NRM and Sciantec
NRM Laboratories and Sciantec Analytical Services are pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Ben Gill as the new chairman of their holding company Cawood Scientific Limited, which was the subject of a successful management buy-out at the end of last year.
Hill Farming Contribution to Dales Must be Recognised 2011-Feb-07
The contribution of upland livestock farming still fails to be recognised nationally and internationally, according to David Butterworth, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.
North East Farmers to Benefit from World Class Research 2011-Feb-07
In what is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in the UK, The University of Newcastle and George F. White are to run a series of forums which promise to give farmers access to world class cutting edge research.
Cogent Breeding Bolsters its Jersey Expertise
Cogent Breeding Ltd has strengthened its Jersey team with the appointment of Derrick Frigot as its new Jersey Specialist.
No. 1 PLI and No.1 Type Jersey Sires Now Available Sexed 2011-Feb-04
Griffens Governor the No.1 UK type sire and Sunset Canyon Anthems Allstar the No.1 UK PLI sire are now available sexed from Cogent Breeding Ltd.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Feb-03
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 24 over thirty month cattle, 5,743 prime hoggs and 5,936 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd February, 2011.
Holstein Bulls Sell to 4,000gns at Moira 2011-Feb-03
Bidding was brisk for quality bulls at Holstein NI’s 21st annual spring show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
International Year of Forests Launched 2011-Feb-03
Millions of forest-dependant people play a vital role in managing, conserving, and developing the world's forests in a sustainable manner, but the outside world often underestimates their rights to use and benefit from local forest resources.
Bedfordshire Landini Dealer Celebrates 10th Anniversary 2011-Feb-02
Agricultural engineer Danny Barber is celebrating 10 years running his own business – Farm Serve Ltd – by staging an open day at his Cardington premises in Bedfordshire on Wednesday, 2nd March.
New President for Northumberland County Show
Farmer John Woodman has been appointed the new President of Tynedale Agricultural Society; the charity which organises and runs the annual Northumberland County Show.
The UK Pesticide Guide 2011 – Help with Some Prudent Planning
With changes to pesticide approvals just round the corner, now is the time to start planning to ensure that products whose approvals are set to expire on 31 December 2013 are used before the expiry date.
Yorkshire Big Breakfast Beano Nets £3,350 for Charity 2011-Feb-02
A total of 213 breakfasts, both using and promoting locally produced food, were cooked and served up over six sittings at the three-day event, held at St George’s Court B&B.
New Data Shows Good Energy Levels in Winter Grass 2011-Feb-01
Winter grass emerging from a blanket of snow and frost does so with a surprisingly high ME content and the phenomenon can help sheep farmers delay compound feeding and conserve meagre, yet highly valuable forage stocks for later in the season.
‘Monster’ Show for Northumberland 2011-Feb-01
With more than 300 trade stands, spectacular main arena events, and nationally renowned agricultural and equine sections, Northumberland County Show is the highlight of the agricultural year and a major annual attraction.
New Year ... New Office 2011-Feb-01
Rapid growth in H&H Insurance Brokers’ business has meant a relocation of its offices on the H&H site at Rosehill, Carlisle.
Holstein Young Breeders President’s Medal Success for Craig
At the British Cattle Breeders Club Conference this week, Holstein UK President presented Craig Brough from Cumbria with the annual Holstein Young Breeders President’s Medal.
Farmers Go Back to School 2011-Feb-01
LandSkills North East has announced it will support North East farmers with £4800 funding to do their Access to Farms Qualification.
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