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Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Apr-28
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 74 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 5,418 prime hoggs and 3,391 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th April, 2011.
Whither Agriculture? 2011-Apr-28
Buoyed up by wheat prices forecast at £200 per tonne before harvest and combinable crops generally seeing forecast increases of £100 per tonne and more over last year’s prices there is an increasing pressure on farmers to spend the profits which have not as yet been earned.
An Insight on Renewable Energy for North West Farmers and Landowners 2011-Apr-28
More than 250 farmers and landowners from across North West England have already registered to participate in the FiT for FARMING networking event, being staged on Thursday 19 May at Aintree Racecourse.
Seeds Supreme Again at Skipton British Blue Highlight 2011-Apr-28
Blue Wednesday turned out to be anything but for Red Rose showman Richard Seed when he landed back-to-back championship and top price successes at the seventh annual show and sale of pedigree British Blue breeding cattle at Skipton Auction Mart.
No.2 Goldwyn Son Now Available Sexed 2011-Apr-28
Hydaways Goldmine EX91, the No.2 UK bred PLI Goldwyn son, is now available sexed from Cogent Breeding Ltd.
Burke Trophy in the Spotlight at the Great Yorkshire
The prestigious Burke Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Beef will be presented at the Great Yorkshire Show for the first time. Dates for England’s premier agricultural event are Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July, and as ever, the livestock classes form the focus of the event.
Dry Stone Wallers Coping Brilliantly 2011-Apr-27
Two men have reached a ‘milestone’ in their training as dry stone wallers as part of a project to keep traditional skills alive in the North Pennines – and bring vital jobs to the area.
Kiotechagil Launches New Enzyme Range
Kiotechagil, the international supplier of high performance natural feed additives, has launched Feedzyme, a new feed additive enzyme range that covers nearly all feeding situations.
Skipton Hoggs Highlight the Best in Years
Skipton Auction Mart’s main breeding sheep show and sale of Mule and Texel hoggs with lambs at foot, and Mule geld hoggs, attracted the biggest turnout of both vendors and buyers for several years, with current confidence in the sheep sector further reflected by excellent trading levels.
New Charolais Sale Records Established at Welshpool 2011-Apr-27
Charolais established two new centre records in Welshpool on Thursday 21 April peaking at a new top price of 9,000gns and record average of £3,706, up £346 on the year, for 50 lots sold at the breed society’s official spring fixture.
World Sheep Dog Trials Attract 23 Nations
A total of 23 nations will compete in the 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials at the Lowther Estate, near Penrith in Cumbria, from September 15 to 18.
Farmers Urged to Tap Into Water Quality Improvement Grant 2011-Apr-26
The amount of money available to farmers through the Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grant Scheme this year has been increased by £3 million, Natural England said this week.
Holstein Bulls to 3,250gns and Heifers to 2,750gns at Moira 2011-Apr-26
Fresh calved heifers and cows met a buoyant trade at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
High Ranking Goldwyn Sons Now Available from 2011-Apr-26
Guarini is one of three outstanding new Braedale Goldwyn sons introduced by following the April 2011 Holstein proof run.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Apr-21
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 73 prime cattle, 9 over thirty month cattle, 4,945 prime hoggs, 3 prime lambs and 3,800 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st April, 2011.
UK, USA and Canada in Major Dairy Breeding Collaboration 2011-04-21
A ground-breaking agreement has been reached between the UK, USA and Canada which will shape the future of dairy cattle breeding in these three countries.
National Spring Spectacular Show Full to Capacity at Beef Expo 2011 2011-Apr-21
Entries for this year’s National Spring Spectacular Show of commercial cattle at Beef Expo 2011 at Newark on Thursday 26 May, are full to capacity with cattle set to head to Newark from all corners of the country.
New Pricing Formula Proposed for UK Dairy Sector
A group of influential dairy farmers, brought together by NFU Scotland, has today (Wednesday 20 April) launched a proposal it believes could fundamentally improve the UK milk market.
Aberdeen Angus Bulls to 4,200gns at Dungannon
Aberdeen Angus bulls led the way at this week’s native breeds show and sale, hosted by Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Dangers of Spring Grass - Producers Get a Word of Warning 2011-Apr-20
With turnout just around the corner, SCA NuTec’s ruminant manager Philip Ingram warns producers to manage the switch from winter rations to spring grass.
New Schäffer 9380T Telescopic Handler at Grassland 2011 2011-Apr-20
With the launch of the 9380T, Schäffer Loaders UK & Ireland presents the first in a new generation of pivot steer telescopic loaders with a lift height of 6.9m.
Record Averages at Craven Dairy Auction 2011-Apr-19
Of the 27 milkers forward, a total of 17 sold for £2,000 or more at the April Craven Dairy Auction - by far the best trade of the year to date and for many months in general, also producing the highest averages for new calvers in recent history.
Tattersall Triumph at Skipton Easter Spring Lambs Highlight 2011-Apr-19
The Easter show of Spring lambs at Skipton Auction Mart saw a debut championship success for Neil Tattersall, of Town Farm, Ellerton, east of York.
The Future of Egg Production 2011-Apr-19
Christine Young of Sunny Hill Eggs, the North East’s largest producer of free range eggs, has been taking stock of the latest industry feedback at the recent IEC Conference.
Owslebury Hampshire Down Flock Secures Top Award 2011-Apr-18
Chris and Kay Westlake’s 48 ewe Owslebury flock based at Cadeleigh, Tiverton has claimed the Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders’ Association’s supreme championship after being judged on breed type and overall conformation.
Aberdeen-Angus Bulls Sell to 4650gns at Bristol
Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a peak of 4650gns at Bristol on 14 April, with the sale gaining an international flavour after one bull sold to Canada.
Free Muck Analysis at Grassland and Muck 2011
A muck analysis technique will help farmers analyse the nutrient content of manures rapidly and accurately – and at a lower cost than before.
Union Concerned over Swine Fever and FMD Outbreaks Overseas 2011-Apr-18
NFU Scotland has written to HM Revenue & Customs calling for greater resources to be targeted towards preventing illegal imports of food into the UK following a growing number of animal disease outbreaks in other parts of the world.
Beef Prices on the Rise
Beef prices published this week broke through the 300p/kg barrier for the first time ever.
False Economy Warning Over the Dangers of Ignoring Club Root 2011-Apr-15
Oilseed rape growers with club root infected land shouldn’t under-estimate the importance of selecting a resistant seed variety to safeguard yields.
Simmental Heifers to 6,000gns at Dungannon
A good show of stock, with an impressive line-up of heifers, was how County Mayo judge, Gerry Lenehan, described this week’s Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club show and sale, held at Dungannon.
Kiotech International Reports Significantly Increased Sales 2011-Apr-15
Kiotech International plc, the supplier of natural high performance feed additives to enhance growth, health and sustainability in agriculture and aquaculture, has announced significantly increased its sales, profit and earnings per share.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Apr-14
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 67 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 8,036 prime hoggs and 3,353 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th April, 2011.
New Low-Cost Machinery Security System 2011-Apr-14
The Block Stem agricultural and plant security system is suitable for tractors, construction plant such as JCBs and even mini-diggers, or any other self-propelled machine with an exposed power steering ram.
Applecroft Earl Takes Top Price at Moira with £3,500gns 2011-Apr-14
Applecroft Earl, the home bred bull from John and Sharon Houston took the highest bid of 3500gns at the first British Blonde export sale held at Moira Pedigree Sales Arena sold by Michael Taaffe and sponsored by Northern Bank.
One Man’s Leisure is Another Man’s Work 2011-Apr-13
As the country prepares for a month of religious, royal and family celebrations, school vacations and two four day weekends, the CLA in the North is asking visitors to the countryside to remember that they are entering a working environment where they should respect the land, livestock and their owners, as well as wildlife and the environment.
East Midlands Pig Farmers Frank About Health
Pig producers in the East Midlands are formulating plans to improve herd health across the region. At three meetings in March, producers in the area gave their views, anonymously if they wished, on the direction the new East Midlands Pig Health (EMPH) scheme should take.
CLA Launches 2011 Awards for Game and River Keepers 2011-Apr-13
Organisers of The CLA Game Fair, which takes place at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, from 22 – 24 July, have launched a nationwide search to find the longest serving – and the brightest – of the new exponents of the keeper’s craft.
Cattle Brucellosis Testing Complete in Starr County
After a small beef cattle herd in Starr County, Texas was diagnosed with Bovine Brucellosis (Bangs) in early January, testing of all adjacent premises within a one mile radius of the index premises has been completed.
New Partner Points to Farming’s Need for More Direct Access to Advice 2011-Apr-12
Rural surveyor Christine Baggott has been appointed a partner in Staffordshire-based Bagshaws rural surveyors and auctioneers.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Apr-07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 67 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 29 over thirty month cattle, 5,328 prime hoggs and 4,196 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th April, 2011.
Prompt Action Needed on Renewable Fund Applications 2011-Apr-07
NFU Scotland is reminding those looking at investment in renewable energy and hoping to make use of the Communities and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Loan Fund that applications close on 30 April 2011.
Skipton Bistro Forges Local Supply Partnerships
Local field-to-plate supply partnerships are being forged by Le Bistro des Amis in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Colin Hoe Insures Success at Northumberland County Show 2011-Apr-06
David Henderson Tractors of Acomb will have even more reason to work hard at the Northumberland County Show on 30th May this year, as the winner of the Best Agricultural Trade Stand in 2010 David will be hoping to retain his title in 2011.
Cross-Border Success at Skipton Prime Shows
A multiple past champion and a title-winning debutant stole the limelight at Skipton Auction Mart’s April prime shows and sales.
New Red & White Bloodline Tops Ayrshire Bull Proofs List 2011-Apr-06
A change at the top of the Ayrshire breed list provides new interest in the other breeds rankings, as G Edbo steps into the number one position.
Bradford Shows True Taste in Honouring Local Farm Shop 2011-Apr-06
The people of Bradford, famous as the curry capital of the north and brimful with shops and retail outlets, have voted a farm shop on the outskirts of the city as their favourite hospitality and retail business.
4,000 Buildings Collapse Under Weight of Snow
Over the last two winters over 4,000 agricultural buildings have collapsed under the weight of snow, costing the agricultural industry £millions of pounds, as well as killing and injuring countless animals.
Collaboration Key to Future Food Supplies
Collaboration with neighbouring farms on machinery, labour and crop storage has brought significant efficiencies to the farming operation of Adam Henson at Bemborough Farm.
Holstein Heifers to 2,500gns at Moira 2011-Apr-01
There was a buoyant trade for quality heifers at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Large Areas for Wind Turbines Sterilised by Telecoms Links
Many landowners looking to invest in wind energy are unaware that microwave links from telecoms masts may be crossing their land and hindering their chances of erecting a turbine, Mark Newton of Fisher German reports.
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