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NFUS Milk Contract Message Goes South Of The Border 2011-Jul-29
NFU Scotland’s call for fundamental changes in milk supply arrangements has been discussed with a group of English dairy farmers after the Union took up an invite to address producers in the NFU’s West Midlands region.
McKenzie Championship Four-Timer at Skipton Store Lamb Show 2011-Jul-29
Dales sheep farmers, husband and wife Michael and Carol McKenzie, made their annual foray to the second major seasonal store lamb show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart .
Horsch Announces UK Parts Centre 2011-Jul-29
Horsch UK has announced it will support its UK customers from a centralised parts centre in Bourne, Lincolnshire, which opened in June.
H&H Launches New Exhibition Centre 2011-Jul-29
This month saw the unveiling of a brand new multi million pound Exhibition Hall at the Borderway in Carlisle. The state of the art facility is the result of a £1.1 million investment by the region’s leading livestock auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Jul-28
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 69 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 25 over thirty month cattle, 4,613 prime lambs and 5,337 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th July, 2011.
Good Tagging Technique Improves Retention and Animal Welfare 2011-Jul-28
A grassroots farming organisation is reminding its members this summer of the importance of applying ID tags correctly.
Taking the Initiative with BVD Control 2011-Jul-28
With BVD (Bovine Viral Diarrhoea) widespread in British cattle herds, and costing agriculture money, Harrison & Hetherington have taken the pro-active step of holding a meeting to discuss the disease.
Robert Fielden Heads Field at Skipton Working Dogs Sale 2011-Jul-26
Every dog has its day. That day came for the first time in three decades for Robert Fielden, of Speke Edge Farm, Todmorden, at the summer sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart.
2020 Vision Needed to Build on Conservation Success 2011-Jul-25
Populations of some threatened species of animals are improving in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – bucking the trend nationally.
Natural England to Provide Free Info on 3-Tier HLS
Natural England is providing free online information sessions on the new 3-Tier Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) application process, all available from the comfort of your own home or office.
Research Project Investigates Mutton Quality
A research project to assess the effects of different post-slaughter treatments on the quality of mutton has been launched by EBLEX.
Points Means Prizes for Livestock at Glendale Show
The Glendale Show is one of the foremost livestock shows in Northumberland, and each year it attracts hundreds of sheep, goats and cattle to take part in over 70 different show classes. This year for the first time, there is a Livestock Points Competition.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Jul-21
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 70 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 45 over thirty month cattle, 4,105 prime lambs and 5,546 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st July, 2011.
Bauer Solutions to Slurry Storage Pressures
When addressing slurry storage issues, minimising the volume of ‘dirty’ liquid is a good place to start.
Government Green Light for Truck Stops 2011-Jul-21
Farmers and landowners with land close to major road infrastructures could soon benefit from recently announced changes in policy for the development of truck stops.
McCaskie Farm Supplies Appointed Bauer Dealer
Service and parts support for Bauer slurry handling equipment is available ‘on the doorstep’ of farmers across the central belt of Scotland now that McCaskie Farm Supplies has become the first local dealer for the Austrian manufacturer’s extensive range.
Calf Trial Highlights Benefits of Once-a-Day Milk Feeding 2011-Jul-20
A new Harper Adams University College trial has shown that beef calves on the right once-a-day milk feeding regime will grow faster and can be weaned earlier compared with pen mates on a twice-a-day system.
EBLEX Backs Big Farm TV Series 2011-Jul-19
UK consumers will be able to learn more about where their food comes from thanks to a new TV programme backed by EBLEX.
CLA Welcomes Government’s Bovine TB Badger Control Plan 2011-Jul-19
The CLA today (19 July) welcomed the Government's plan to allow a badger cull in England as part of a package of measures to fight bovine TB.
Strong Demand Gives Improved Trade at Craven Dairy Auction 2011-Jul-19
Improved seasonal trade was in evidence at July’s main Craven Dairy Auction, when a quarter of the 44-strong entry sold for more than £2,000.
Simmental Calf Ends British Blue Skipton Run
A Simmental-cross bull calf ended the long championship-winning streak of British Blue youngsters when chosen as title winner at the July rearing calf show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Beef Conference Discusses Negative Effect of Higher Feed Prices 2011-Jul-19
Rising profitability in the beef production sector could be tempered this year by higher grain and feed prices, an international industry conference has warned.
A New Approach to Cow Management 2011-Jul-18
Alan and Tanya Winstanley have seen marked improvements in yields and herd health since using Lintec and BOCM PAULS’ it3 rationing and Visiolac technology as part of a new approach to cow management.
Scottish Vets Initiative to Improve Farm Animal Health and Welfare 2011-Jul-18
A group of farm vets has joined forces to pool expertise and services to form Scotland’s first veterinary association of its type to meet the changing requirements from specialist producers.
Store Lambs Up £12 a Head at Skipton Seasonal Opener 2011-Jul-15
The pick of the region’s early store lambs were on parade at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening seasonal show and sale.
New John Deere Combines for Europe 2011-Jul-15
Specifically designed for European crops and conditions, John Deere’s new W, T and S-Series combine range for the 2012 harvest season features models from 260 to 625hp, providing new levels of grain harvesting productivity and operator comfort.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Jul-14
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 58 prime cattle, 20 over thirty month cattle, 3,148 prime lambs and 4,819 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th July, 2011.
Groundbreaking Technology in Feed Efficiency 2011-Jul-14
Livestock nutrition specialist BOCM PAULS is at the forefront of groundbreaking technology to help dairy producers keep their cows healthy, more productive and more profitable – as well as keeping the consumer healthy and helping the planet.
Renewable Heat Incentive – The Devil is in the Detail
On 24 June 2011 Ofgem published detailed guidance on accreditation and eligibility for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
30 Heifers and 2 Embyos for Causeway Classic
The Causeway Classic Sale III, sponsored by Genus ABS and United Feeds, takes place at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira, on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
Pre-Sale Research Improves Bull and Ram Buying
Investing a little extra time in simple research ahead of this season’s bull and ram sales will pay dividends in improving breeding stock-buying decisions, suggests EBLEX.
RBST Announces 2011 Breed Support Awards
RBST has announced the allocation of funds for 2011 under the Breed Support Programme, with the majority of the grants going to the important work of rare breed promotion.
Galloway Cattle National Show at WIgtown
Galloway Cattle Breeders from across the British Isles head for the 200th Wigtown Agricultural Show on Wed, August 3 and their breed’s National Show.
Free Waste Oil Uplift From Farms
A FREE waste oil collection service for farmers across the UK has been launched by Solway Recycling of Dumfries.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Jul-07
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 73 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 2,568 prime lambs and 4,790 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th July, 2011.
Number One Danish Jersey Now Available 2011-Jul-07
DJ Lix, the number one Jersey sire from Denmark, is now available from Cogent Breeding Ltd.
Baines Beef Champion Again at Skipton Prime Show
Jimmy Baines again demonstrated his prowess as a top-notch breeder of beef champions when exhibiting the title winner at the July prime cattle show at Skipton Auction Mart.
Local Vendors Take Top Honours at Craven Dairy Auction 2011-Jul-05
Top honours went to two local vendors and their newly calven Holstein Friesian heifers at the opening July Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
French Market Embraces Aberdeen Angus 2011-Jul-05
The Angus is starting to make its mark in France with French breeders importing around 100 animals from England this summer.
Common Land Specialist Joins H&H Bowe 2011-Jul-05
The North of England’s leading specialist land management company H&H Bowe has appointed Mervyn Edwards as Senior Agricultural Uplands Advisor.
Hampshire Downs Achieve New 2,020gns Stratford Record 2011-Jul-05
Hampshire Downs met a solid trade in Stratford on Sunday 3 July at the breed association’s official sale where bidding peaked at 2,020gns to achieve a new centre breed record.
Help Measure North Pennines Peat – Help Counter Climate Change 2011-Jul-05
Survey work undertaken by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership is providing important clues about the role restored peatlands play in reducing the severity of climate change.
Choose the Right Kale to Secure Quality Out-Wintered Forage
Winter hardiness and a high nutritional value should be key criteria when selecting kale varieties as a supplementary feed source, says Francis Dunne of forage specialists Field Options.
High Demand for New Sexed Red Holstein 2011-Jul-01
Stardale Judge Red, the new red Holstein young sire from Cogent Breeding Ltd’s renowned Visions Young Sire Testing Programme, is now available sexed.
WorldWide Sires Bolsters Bovine Genetics Expert Team 2011-Jul-01
Leading distributor of proven bovine genetics, WorldWide Sires (WWS) UK, has appointed Anthony Jackson as its new sales consultant in Lancashire and the Isle of Man.
Agriculture Making Strong Contribution to Economic Recovery
The latest lending figures available show strong and increasing support for farming from the banking sector, with the positive nature of investments tending to position agriculture as a positive contributor to economic recovery.
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