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Magnum 370 CVX with More Power and Continuously Variable Transmission 2011-Nov-30
Meeting the growing need for greater versatility in high horse power conventional tractors, Case IH gives you a preview of the extended high end of the Magnum series available towards the end of 2012.
Skipton Christmas Prime Shows Prove Real Crackers2011-Nov-30
Skipton Auction Mart’s fourth annual Lingfield Christmas primestock shows and sales produced an outstanding, high quality entry and exceptional trading levels, with an all-time record price for the supreme champion prime lambs.
Reduced Mortality and Higher Weaning Weights with Rescuemilk2011-Nov-30
Recent trials and research data using Provimi’s piglet milk replacer RescueMilk shows that piglet mortality can be reduced and weaning weights increased.
Father Christmas Settles into Keelham Grotto Home2011-Nov-30
Strong winds and driving rain failed to deter Father Christmas as he and his little helpers arrived at Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, for their fourth annual festive season in residence.
McCormick T-Max Tractor Range Expands to Five Models 2011-Nov-29
Following a good response to the introduction of a single T-Max model to the McCormick range earlier this year, distributor AgriArgo UK has decided to offer the complete line of 74hp to 110hp tractors in Great Britain.
Deveronvale Perfection Progeny for Sale at Baileys Texel Event2011-Nov-29
The world’s 230,000gns record priced tup, Deveronvale Perfection, is one of the service sires of the Baileys shearling ewes included in the catalogue for this week’s Texel sale at Blessington Mart.
Farmall by Case IH – the Cost-Effective All-Rounder
The Farmall name is deeply rooted in Case IH history. International Harvester launched the first Farmall series back in 1922, and the tractor rapidly became a success all over the world, chiefly because of its reliability and versatility.
Champion Tops Kilrea Holstein Bull Sale at 4,000gns2011-Nov-28
A Picston Shottle son from the noted Inch herd of Jim Morrison, Downpatrick, won the supreme championship ribbons and sold for a top price of 4,000gns at Holstein NI’s November show and sale, held at Kilrea Mart.
New OSR Variety Offers Early Maturity and Low Biomass Without a Yield Penalty 2011-Nov-28
DK Camelot, one of only three new winter oilseed rape varieties to be added to the HGCA’s Recommended List for the East and West in 2012/13, offers growers a number of key advantages over existing varieties.
EfficientPower – Only Available in Red 2011-Nov-25
Agritechnica 2011 marks the first anniversary of the launch of Case IH EfficientPower technology. Now, three new tractors series – Maxxum, Farmall U and the Magnum CVX – all boast the EP sign.
Make Money from a Gas Well on Your Farm? 2011-Nov-25
There has been a lot of publicity recently about how shale gas reserves found recently under Blackpool are going to solve the UK’s energy requirements. A large number of farmers and landowners could soon be approached about having test wells drilled on their land.
Business Grants On Offer to Help Boost North Pennines Economy2011-Nov-25
Businesses which attract visitors to the North Pennines and help boost the local economy in a sustainable way are being offered grants to help finance their ideas.
College Project to Help Save Endangered Tansy Beetle 2011-Nov-25
A nationally endangered beetle could find a new home at a Yorkshire college if a ground breaking initiative is successful. Staff and students at Askham Bryan College near York are working on a project to create an “ark” for the rare Tansy Beetle.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Nov-24
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 44 prime cattle, 11 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 6,219 prime lambs and 6,157 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th November, 2011.
Localism Act receives Royal Assent 2011-Nov-23
The Localism Act received Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen on Wednesday 16th November, paving the way for a transformation of the planning system throughout the UK.
UK Gets Exclusivity on Outcross and Red Carrier Genomic Sires
Semex UK has secured unique access for a limited period to two of Canada’s highest-ranking outcross genomic bulls – the outstanding Misty Springs Supersonic and the highly rated red carrier, Hunsberger Alchemy RC.
Fixed Costs Key to Improving Suckler Herd Margins 2011-Nov-23
Effective management of fixed costs could be key to beef suckler herd producers achieving better returns.
Cairness Suffolk Flock Sells to 8,500gns 2011-Nov-22
One of the best Suffolk sales of the year attracted enormous interest when the annual production sale from the Cairness flock of Jimmy Douglas was held on Saturday 19th November at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.
£21,000 per Acre at Cumbrian Farm Auction
Yesterday, at their first public auction ever to be held in south Cumbria, H&H Bowe achieved over £21,000 per acre for the 37 acre Greenslack Farm near Broughton in Furness.
Jennings Milk Men Shine at Craven Christmas Dairy Auction
Three different dairy farmers named Jennings landed the lion’s share of the honours at the Christmas Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
Skipton Christmas Rearing Calves Show & Sale
Christmas came early for father and daughter dairy farmers Trevor and Tracy Hodgson, of Dillicar Farm, Dent, on their first-ever visit to Skipton Auction Mart..
Pilot Study Shows Roundhouse Cattle are Less Stressed 2011-Nov-22
A pilot trial on beef animals has concluded that cattle housed in the innovative Roundhouse livestock building, are “less fearful and pessimistic and so less chronically stressed” than stock housed in conventional buildings.
Marek's Disease Study Sheds Light on How Human Cancers Develop 2011-Nov-22
Fresh discoveries about a disease commonly found in chickens could improve our understanding of some types of cancers in people.
Limousins Dominate English Winter Fair Titles 2011-Nov-21
Continuing the momentum of this season’s prime stock successes, Limousin-sired animals dominated the awards at the English Winter Fair held at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire on 19th-20th November 2011 when securing the Overall Supreme, Baby Beef, and Carcase Championships.
25th Annual Black & White Sale 2011-Nov-21
Enthusiasm is building in the world of dairy breeding as the 25th Annual Black & White Sale takes place on Saturday 3rd December.
BCPC Weed Review Highlights Challenges Ahead for Herbicides
Over sixty delegates attended the 48th BCPC Annual Weed Review chaired by Dr Gordon-Anderson-Taylor, Bayer CropScience, and held at PGRO, Peterborough on 9 November. The Review addressed a wide range of issues affecting weed control in the UK today.
English Winter Fair Livestock Showcase 2011-Nov-21
Lincolnshire-based show team Phil & Sharon Sellers romped home with the Supreme Champion's title at last weekend's English Winter Fair, Stafford County Showground.
Fferm Ffactor Farmers Vent Frustrations in Landini Tractor Cab
Welsh young farmers selected to compete for a Farmer of the Year title reflect on their performances and vent their frustrations while sitting in a tractor cab ‘diary room’ after tackling a range of different farming skill challenges.
Livestock 2012 - Dairy Event Rebranded 2011-Nov-19
The annual two day specialist business to business event staged at The NEC, Birmingham will be called Livestock Incorporating Dairy Event from next year and will be held during the first week in July from 2013 onwards.
Allison Secures Holstein UK’s Littlestar Award 2011-Nov-18
Holstein Young Breeders’ Club member, Allison Wilson from the Gravelhill herd in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, is this year’s proud winner of Holstein UK’s prestigious Littlestar Award.
Baileys Suffolk Flock Production Sale 2011-Nov-18
The 14th annual production sale from the noted Baileys Suffolk flock, property of Tom Bailey, takes place on Saturday, November 26. This year’s sale includes guest consignments from the Carragh flock and the DeBurca flock.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Nov-17
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 6,637 prime lambs and 5,481 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th November, 2011.
J Brindon Addy is Best Butcher in North of England 2011-Nov-17
Kirklees butcher, farmer and grazier J Brindon Addy has been named the best in the North of England after proving itself a cut above the rest in the annual Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2011.
Reserve Champion Tops Moira Holstein Trade at 3,300 guineas
Black and white heifers reached a ceiling of 3,300gns at Holstein NI’s November show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
John Deere 7280R Awarded Tractor of the Year 2012 2011-Nov-16
John Deere’s new 7280R tractor has been chosen as Tractor of the Year 2012 from a group of seven finalists by a jury of 20 European farm machinery magazine editors.
Water End Aberdeen-Angus Herd Continues Winning Form
Victor and Paula Dobson’s Water End herd, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, recorded a memorable double at Saturday’s North East England Aberdeen-Angus Club calf show, held at Thirsk Market.
Spot the Spotted Sheep for Children in Need!
Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, has dreamt up a ‘Spot the Spotted Sheep’ challenge, one of a host of zany fund-raising ideas for Children in Need this year.
Brecon Limousins Hit 9,000gns for Brutus Bull
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Show & Sale held at Brecon Livestock Market on Saturday 12th November 2011 met with a very solid trade which saw bull averages increase by £656 on the year for two more sold.
Breed Society Members Welcome at English Winter Fair 2011-Nov-14
Breed society members can expect a warm welcome at next weekend’s English Winter Fair, Stafford, where organisers Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society report strong entries for live competitions.
Robotic Milking System Realises Full Yield Potential 2011-Nov-14
Fine-tuning the robotic milking system at Mason House Farm, Bashall Eaves, near Clitheroe, has helped restore milk yields.
Charolais Bulls Smash Welshpool Records 2011-Nov-14
Charolais smashed pedigree cattle records at an overflowing ringside in Welshpool on Thursday 10 November at the breed society’s autumn fixture where three new centre records were established: a top price of 12,000gns, 70 bulls coming under the hammer sold and an average of £3,744.
Moelfre Charolais Herd Reduction Peaks at 6,300gns 2011-Nov-14
Charolais females met a solid demand selling to a top of 6,300gns in Welshpool on Thursday 10 November when Kevin and Sioned Thomas, Newcastle Emlyn staged a major reduction from their Moelfre herd.
Beltex and Dunbia Lamb Export Scheme Launched 2011-Nov-14
The Beltex Sheep Society and Dunbia have launched a new export marketing arrangement for an all year round supply of up to 1,200 Beltex cross lambs per week for the Belgium marketplace with premium prices paid for the highest quality lambs.
Westmoor Herd Retains Skipton Beef Shorthorn Title 2011-Nov-11
The Westmoor herd of Wharfedale’s Rob and Penny Paisley secured back-to-back championship successes at the second annual show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle on behalf of the North of England Beef Shorthorn Club at Skipton Auction Mart.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Nov-10
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 5,669 prime lambs and 6,315 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th November, 2011.
Fieldens Clinch Skipton Prime Lamb Title 2011-Nov-09
Frank and Robert Fielden, of Speke Edge Farm, Todmorden, secured their first prime lamb championship of 2011 at Skipton Auction Mart’s November show and sale.
Show Chairman Shows Champion Milker 2011-Nov-09
Kilnsey Show chairman Robert Lambert demonstrated his own showmanship when showing the champion at the opening November Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart.
Glasson's Glora Hits Top of the World Charts 2011-Nov-09
For the first time since the introduction of genomic testing in dairy cattle an animal in Europe is now number one. Bred by Philip and Simon Haffey, Portadown, Northern Ireland Glasson Goldwyn JD Glora VG88 2Yr is the World’s No.1 PTAT Milking female on the World Genomic rankings.
Millgate Bull Tops Dungannon Limousin Trade 2011-Nov-09
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Autumn Limousin Show & Sale held at Dungannon on Monday 7th November 2011 realised a firm trade with bulls selling to 4,500gns and females to 3,500gns.
New Agriculture Manager at Lantra 2011-Nov-09
Lantra Sector Skills Council has appointed Alastair Johnston as the UK Agricultural Manager while Laura Biddick-Bray is on maternity leave.
Greening Proposal – Make Your Voice Heard 2011-Nov-08
“Farmers in the North East have voiced concerns over the Greening proposal put forward in the recently published CAP Reforms and it looks like this concern is being heard” says Louis Fell of George F. White.
Future Looks Bright for WWS UK’s Show Ring Superstars 2011-Nov-07
World Wide Sires UK continues to dominate the show circuit after two of the UK’s largest shows saw fancy WWS show calves rise to the top of the class.
An Efficient Option to Optimise Milk Storage 2011-Nov-07
The installation of a new milk silo has provided numerous financial benefits for Robin Bell and his son Richard at Moorland Close, Eaglesfield, Cockermouth.
Straw Can Play an Important Role This Winter 2011-Nov-07
After such a variable season, good quality forage is at a premium this winter. Many farmers in certain areas are having to ration silage and hay stocks to ensure they have enough to last the winter, which means some are adding straw to bulk out the forage part of the diet.
New Combines from Case IH Have More Power and Capacity
Case IH will be using Agritechnica to unveil its latest range of Axial-Flow combines. As before, two three-model series will offer customers a wide choice of power and capacity and build upon the Axial-Flow combines’ proven ease of use and reliability.
Stage Set for Christmas Primestock Highlight at Skipton 2011-Nov-04
The stage is set for Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas primestock show and sale, on Sunday, November 27, the region’s premier event for butchers seeking to source the best local beef and lamb for their customers’ festive tables.
Netherton Herd Wins Aberdeen-Angus Show Herd of the Year
The Netherton herd of Messrs W and D McLaren, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland, have won this year’s Walker’s Aberdeen-Angus Show Herd of the Year title, kindly sponsored by Walker’s Shortbread.
Champion Tops Moira Holstein Bull Sale at 5,400gns 2011-Nov-04
There was a strong demand for bulls with good conformation and high components at Holstein NI’s 24th annual autumn show and sale, held at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Nov-04
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 47 over thirty month cattle, 6,867 prime lambs and 8,942 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd November, 2011.
Cairnsmore Eloise Scarlet Takes Home Supreme Agri-Expo Honours2011-Nov-03
Cairnsmore Eloise Scarlet, an eight month old heifer calf sired by Vortrekker of Upsall secured the championship honours at the second Beef Shorthorn open calf show staged at Borderway Agri-Expo, Carlisle on Friday 28 October.
North Pennines Hay Time Project Reaps Award
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has picked up a prize for its work in improving the area’s special upland hay meadows - and encouraging local volunteers and schoolchildren to learn about and look after them.
Local Farms Under Spotlight at English Winter Fair
Local farmers and growers take on the challenge in competitive classes for livestock, produce and pork-based products at this month’s English Winter Fair livestock showcase, Stafford, on the weekend of Nov 19-20.
Kiotech International Changes Company Name to Anpario 2011-Nov-03
Kiotech International plc, a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of high performance natural feed additives for global agriculture and aquaculture markets, announces that its company name will be changed to Anpario plc with effect from 1 December 2011.
Horsch Launches New Machines at Agritechnica 2011-Nov-02
For the Agritechnica 2011, Horsch will expand its cultivation range, dividing it into four product lines; the Joker compact rotary harrow, the new Cruiser XL cultivator, the improved Terrano and the proven Tiger.
Welsh and Irish On Song at Skipton Working Dogs Autumn Highlight 2011-Nov-01
Top notch dogs from Wales and Ireland were responsible for the three leading prices at the autumn sale of working sheep dogs at Skipton Auction Mart.
BCPC Medals Awarded at CropWorld Global
The presentations were made by BCPC Chairman, Dr. Colin Ruscoe on the first day of this year’s CropWorld Global conference held at the ExCel Conference and Exhibition Centre, London between 31 October and 2 November 2011.
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