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John Deere’s Flagship Sprayer at Cereals 2011
John Deere’s new 5430i self-propelled sprayer with 36m boom will be demonstrated in the Sprays & Sprayers arena at Cereals 2011.
Livestock Champions to Judge Borderway Agri-Expo 2011-May-30
The organisers of Borderway Agri Expo, Harrison & Hetherington have announced the judging panel for their annual event to be held in Carlisle on Friday 28th October.
Tri-Day Ashlyn Grandson Now Available Sexed
Woodmarsh Asterix EX94, a grandson of breed legend Tri-Day Ashlyn EX96, is now available sexed from Cogent Breeding Ltd.
New John Deere Baler at Cereals & Royal Highland
John Deere’s new 900 Series variable chamber round baler will be featured on the company’s stand at Cereals 2011 in Lincolnshire and the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston in June.
Beef Expo 2011 Draws the Crowds to Newark
Beef farmers and representatives of every sector of the beef supply chain flocked to Newark today for Beef Expo 2011, the National Beef Association's technical event with Lloyds TSB as the major sponsor.
Scotland's First Pedigree Alpaca Sale 2011-May-27
The sale of over sixty pedigree alpacas will be held at Ballochruin Farm, Balfron, home of one of the country’s top breeders, Janet and Freddie Small on June 11th at Balfron Station in Stirlingshire.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-May-26
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 48 prime cattle, 41 over thirty month cattle, 516 spring lambs, 2,217 prime hoggs and 2,567 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th May, 2011.
New McCormick X60 Delivers More Power and Performance 2011-May-26
Apart from the new ‘X60’ identification on the bonnet, round headlamps and a new bright finish for the cab-mounted work lights, the latest addition to the McCormick range gives few clues to the extensive changes made beneath the bodywork.
Moira Holstein Trade Peaks at 2,160gns 2011-May-26
Trade for pedigree cows and heifers peaked at 2,160gns at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
British Blue Steer takes Top Honours at Beef Expo 2011 2011-May-26
A British Blue cross steer from David and Louise Todd took top honours in the unhaltered section of Beef Expo 2011’s National Spring Spectacular Show at Newark Market on Wednesday 25 May under judge Keith Harryman, Keswick.
Welsh Win at Craven Charity World Sheep Dog Trials Warm-Up 2011-May-25
Welshman Kevin Evans warmed up for another crack at the World Sheep Dog Trials crown in September when winning a charity trial in Craven featuring many of this year’s home nation qualifiers.
Dairy Conference Investigates the Future of Milk Production 2011-May-25
The 2011 European Dairy Farmers (EDF) congress will host a series of seminars and discussions investigating how the industry can adapt to future market challenges and the technologies that will enable farmers to improve herd management.
Red Letter Day for Omorga Simmental Herd
Prices soared to a top of 6,600gns for bulls and 5,200gns for heifers at this week’s NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club’s export show and sale, held at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Brace of Johns Top Dogs at Skipton 2011-May-25
Irish eyes were smiling when County Down’s John Maginn headed the selling prices at 4,600 guineas (£4,830) at the late Spring sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire.
Simmental Semen Bound for Kenya 2011-May-24
A substantial quantity of semen from the February 2010 Perth junior and supreme overall Simmental champion, Auchorachan Wizard, is bound for export to Kenya.
Commercial Cattle Club Unveils 2011 Yearbook
The Northern Ireland Commercial Cattle Exhibitors’ Club has unveiled its first-ever Yearbook which is aimed at promoting the club and its members.
For Peat’s Sake - It’s a Free Event! 2011-May-23
A free event for all the family celebrating everything that’s great about the North Pennines Peatlands will run at the Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope on Saturday 4 June.
Five-Year British Lamb Quality Gains Maintained
The steadily improving quality of British lamb carcases was well-maintained in 2010, reveal the latest annual carcase classification results from EBLEX, the industry body for beef and lamb levy-payers in England.
Clovelly’s Tractor Does the Donkey Work
A new John Deere 5055E tractor is helping to do the donkey work in the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly in North Devon, close to the main A39 road from Bideford to Bude.
CLA Monitors Wind Farm Development 2011-May-23
CLA Wales will be working with landowners and land managers who fear their interests will be detrimentally affected by the National Grid Mid Wales Connection Project.
Positive News for Pork Sales 2011-May-20
The good news is people are buying more pork, bacon, ham and sausages according to a new category report published by BPEX.
Gold Chip Holstein Investment for Show-Winning Potential 2011-May-20
Holstein breeders who aspire to produce the next great show winner will be encouraged to learn of a young bull which has just hit the UK market and has the potential to put them amongst the prizes.
Putting Farming First at NSA Welsh Sheep 2011
Put farming first to properly benefit the countryside was the message from NSA Welsh Sheep held at Penegoes, Machynlleth on Wednesday 18th May, which organisers describe as 'a fantastic success', attracting more than 6,500 farmers and their families.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-May-19
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 52 prime cattle, 28 over thirty month cattle, 263 spring lambs, 3,618 prime hoggs and 4,045 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th May, 2011.
New Products from Horsch at the Cereals Event
Horsch will be representing itself at the Cereals Show for the first time, and is using the event to display two new products for the UK.
Vets to Take On International Animal Welfare Issues
International animal welfare will be the focus of a centre that aims to equip the next generation of vets to improve the plight of animals across the world.
South Africa Now Open for Beef Exports
Beef producers in the UK can export products to South Africa again for the first time in 15 years.
Beef Shorthorn Breed Makes Genetic Progress
Beef Shorthorn breeders have made strides forward in improving a number of performance traits according to the society’s latest results from Breedplan, the breed society’s genetic evaluation system.
Talking Environmental Issues at Grassland & Muck 2011 2011-May-18
Natural England advisers will be on hand at this week’s Grassland & Muck 2011 event at Stoneleigh (18-19 May) to give straightforward advice and information on how Environmental Stewardship schemes can benefit farm businesses.
Scotland’s Beef Event – A Major Showcase
Moray will be hosting Scotland’s first national beef event when Scotland’s Beef Event 2011 takes place at Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Fochabers, on Wednesday, June 1.
Charolais Meet Outstanding Trade in Carlisle
Charolais met an outstanding demand from commercial producers selling to a top of 12,000gns three times and with 98 lots coming under the hammer sold for £4,644, up £786 on 2010, in Carlisle on Saturday 14 May at the breed society’s official spring show and sale.
Charolais Cross Heifer Wins Best Balmoral Beeflink Steak 2011-May-16
A steak from a 19 month old Charolais sired heifer has won the top accolade in the first Asda/ABP Beeflink steak competition of the summer season at the Royal Ulster Show, Balmoral.
Haffey’s Goldwyn Sara Claims Holstein Honours at Balmoral Show 2011-May-16
The father and son team of Phillip and Simon Haffey, Portadown, claimed the overall championship ribbons in the Holstein section at this year’s Balmoral Show.
Simmental Championship at Balmoral Show
A small show of quality stock was how judge, Gerard Brickley, Portlaoise, described the Simmental entry at Balmoral Show.
Red Letter Day for Handleys at Skipton Limousin Highlight 2011-May-13
As red letter days go, none came much better for father and son North Craven farmers Jim and Ian Handley when they made their first-ever outing as exhibitors at Skipton Auction Mart's premier 'Red Event'.
New Opportunity for Postgraduate Students at CropWorld Global 2011 2011-May-13
CropWorld Global 2011, to be held at ExCel, London from 31 October to 2 November, is an internationally focused, three-day conference and exhibition providing unique learning, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities for those involved in the increasingly complex world of global food production.
British Beef Carcase Quality Improvement Slows
Although the latest annual carcase classification results from EBLEX continue to show a substantial five-year improvement in the quality of British prime beef carcases, the pace of gain appears to have slowed somewhat over the past season.
WFU Medical Card to Highlight Farm Zoonoses Threat 2011-May-13
Farmers and others working with livestock are being urged to pick up a free medical contact card at county shows across the UK this summer. The card helps to make GPs and farmers more aware of the threat to human health presented by the animal diseases that can also infect man.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-May-12
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 51 over thirty month cattle, 208 spring lambs, 4,998 prime hoggs and 4,230 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th May, 2011.
Committee on Climate Change Too Cautious on Biofuels says CLA 2011-May-12
The CLA is "deeply disappointed" the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has failed to recognise the role of biogas in transport issues in its report, Climate Resilient Infrastructure: Preparing for a Changing Climate Today.
World Sheep Dog Trials Countdown Gathers Momentum 2011-May-06
The countdown continues to the World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival, which is being staged on the Lowther Estate, near Penrith in Cumbria, from September 15 to 18.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-May-05
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 47 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 22 over thirty month cattle, 81 spring lambs, 6,070 prime hoggs and 3,995 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th May, 2011.
Prospective Growers Invited to Discuss Herbage Seed at Grasslands 2011-May-04
Farmers visiting Grassland & Muck 2011 to review their business options should consider British-bred herbage seed as a viable alternative enterprise, given strong and growing demand for the product and competitive margins.
Open Day Confirms Strength of Worldwide Mating Service 2011-May-04
Leading UK AI company, World Wide Sires UK, has confirmed the strength of their Worldwide Mating Service (WMS) at a farm open day in Somerset.
Frankland Farms in Prime Form at Skipton
Two pens of five Texel-x-Beltex prime lambs from Frankland Farms at Rathmell, Settle, secured a championship and reserve championship double in the show classes at Skipton Auction Mart’s May fixture, the monthly prime time highlight for the region’s butchers.
Get Snapping for the Great Yorkshire Show
Amateur and professional photographers and their cameras are being encouraged to visit their local woodlands for a new competition organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
Early Start Essential to Reduce Impact of Flies on Cattle Performance 2011-May-03
Fly nuisance on cattle has been shown to reduce milk yields by up to 0.5 litres/cow/day or growth rates by 0.3kg/head/day. Effective fly control relies on preventing the annual population explosion, otherwise farmers are playing catch-up and usually losing.
Manage Silage Making with Particular Care
The prospect of another dry summer followed by a further winter of uncomfortably high feed prices makes the most effective management of silage-making particularly important for beef producers across the country this season.
Charolais Bull Tops Stirling Multi-Breed Sale
Charolais raised the bar and set a new centre record average of £4,067 for the May multi beef breed sale in Stirling on Monday 2 May, together with a record 10,000gns leading price.
Springtime Tips for Farmers in Stewardship Agreements 2011-May-03
One traditional springtime ritual includes getting up before dawn on May Day and going outside to wash your face in dew – which according to folklore keeps your complexion beautiful! Farmers in Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) can take some much simpler steps in May and June to help keep their farms productive and attractive for wildlife.
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