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Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Dec-29
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 41 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 6 over thirty month cattle, 5,953 prime lambs and 6,688 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th December, 2011.
CLA Wales Calls for an End to Uncertainty for Renewable Energy
CLA Wales has called on the Government to end the uncertainty facing the renewable energy sector after a High Court decision ruled that changes to the Feed-in Tariff for solar power were legally flawed.
NFUS Dairy Drive to Continue in 2012 2011-Dec-23
NFU Scotland will press the UK Government and wider dairy industry to deliver a meaningful code of practice for the sector in 2012 as it looks to build on the momentum it has created around milk in the past 12 months.
Hedge Layers Show Off Their Talent 2011-Dec-23
Expert hedge layers have been demonstrating and sharing their knowledge and skills with those that are relatively new to the art at an annual event in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Dec-22
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 22 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 2 over thirty month cattle, 5,436 prime lambs and 6,261 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd December, 2011.
Watson & Brookman Hoppers Feature Twin ProClean Nozzles
Britain’s leading specialist manufacturer of stainless steel crop sprayer tanks, fixtures and fittings, Watson & Brookman, has developed new pesticide induction hoppers equipped with twin container rinsing nozzles.
Skipton Mule Lambs Charity Fund-Raiser Breaks £20k Barrier
The fifth annual charity Mule Wether lamb show and sale staged by Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association at Skipton Auction Mart raised £3,786 for Sue Ryder – Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope, near Keighley.
Downland Distributors' Conference 2011-Dec-20
Downland Marketing, the network of Animal Health Distributors who work together to source the best available products in the UK at the best available prices, recently held its annual conference for franchisees in Chester.
Ritchey Extends Product Range to Include Prattley
Ritchey Ltd is delighted to announce that it has been appointed sole UK distributor for Prattley animal management systems.
Tamnamoney Flock Shines at Northern Stars Texel Sale
Last Saturday’s Northern Stars sale of Texel females at Ballymena Mart, Northern Ireland, saw an entry from Roger Strawbridge’s Tamnamoney flock shine the brightest among the 77 head sold collecting an 11,000gns bid.
Hafodlas Tops Limousin Weaned Calves at 6,000gns
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Weaned Calf Sale held at Carlisle on Friday 16th December 2011 realised a strong trade with a 93% clearance rate and heifer averages up by £780 on the year for 11 more sold.
£1000 Prize for Winter Champion Mistique
As owners of the winner of the overall Supreme Champion at The Royal Highland Winter Fair, Messrs Hyslop and Richardson of Balluskie Farm, Barr Hill, Girvan Ayrshire were earlier today presented with a cheque for £1000.
Dairy Expo Promoting UK Genetics 2011-Dec-19
As announced earlier this year, the first UK Dairy Expo takes place on Friday 2nd - Saturday 3rd March, 2012 at Carlisle’s Borderway Centre. This prestigious new event is being organised by Harrison & Hetherington, and is aimed at both commercial and pedigree breeders.
McCormick Tractor Highlights Rural Equipment Theft 2011-Dec-19
Farmers and representatives of rural organisations joined police officers from across the country at a national seminar – Closing the Gate on Criminality – to hear about the problem of rural crime and measures being taken to tackle it.
Moira Holsteins Peak at 3,550gns 2011-Dec-16
There was a buoyant trade for dairy stock at Holstein NI’s December show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
Be Weather Prepared FarmWeb Urges 2011-Dec-16
FarmWeb, the independent network of agricultural insurance brokers, is urging farmers to think ahead before bad weather hits and so avoid the type of traumas which resulted from the savage winter of 2010.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Dec-16
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 42 prime cattle, 26 over thirty month cattle, 7,436 prime lambs and 8,100 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th December, 2011.
Case Maxxum EP – Powerful, Versatile and Cost-Effective 2011-Dec-15
The new Case IH Maxxum EfficientPower series, comprises six new four-and six-cylinder 110-140 hp tractors, made its European show debut at Agritechnica 2011.
GEA Farm Technologies Welcomes FFIS 2011-Dec-15
Grants of up to 40% are now available on GEA Farm Technologies machinery through the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS).
Sheep Producers may not be Capitalising on Higher Prices
Continued higher lamb prices could be masking inefficiencies in lowland breeding flocks which mean producers are not achieving the returns they could in the current buoyant market.
Champion Beltex Ewe to 3,200gns at Lanark
The champion Beltex, a two year old ewe from A Donald, West Linton, Peeblesshire, made the top price of the day at the Beltex Scotland In-Lamb Female sale at Lanark on Saturday 10 December.
Beltex Ewe Lamb Tops Carlisle at 4,000gns
An eight month old ewe lamb topped the Beltex Society Premier Show and Sale at Carlisle on Friday 9 December selling to 4,000gns.
John Fox Celebrated at Institution of Agricultural Engineers Dinner2011-Dec-13
John Fox was recently acknowledged for his exceptional contribution to the profession by trustees of the Douglas Bomford Trust and other senior members of the agricultural engineering industry.
NWF Broathill Farm Youngstock Open Day
With the average dairy cow taking 1.3 lactations to recover her rearing costs, understanding the investment to calving and paying close attention to detail is vital to improve whole herd profitability.
New Project Probes Peat’s Role in Reducing Effects of Climate Change 2011-Dec-13
A new national project will map the depth and carbon content of peatlands across England for the first time - and determine how valuable they could be in helping to reduce the effects of future climate change.
Kuhn Axis Now Available With Isobus Compatibility Options
Compatibility with the standard control interface known as ISOBUS is now a feature on specific models within Kuhn’s Axis 50.1 W and Axis 40.1 W twin disc fertiliser spreader ranges.
Sky’s the Limit for Million Dollar Megastar
WorldWide Sires (WWS) UK is experiencing extremely high demand for world renowned proven bull, England-Ammon Million.
2012 Yorkshire Charity Farmhouse Big Breakfast
The countdown has begun to Yorkshire’s annual charity Farmhouse Big Breakfast in the New Year.
ALH-Dakota Will Deliver the Greatest Profits!
Dairy Daughters has taken the number one slot on the Profitable Lifetime Index ranking released by DairyCo today, with ALH-Dakota who officially becomes the greatest profit earner in the Holstein breed.
James Martin Crowns 2011 Young Chef 2011-Dec-12
Celebrity chef and TV presenter James Martin has named 15-year-old Charlotte Heath as the Red Tractor beef and lamb Mmmake it with Mince National Champion 2011.
The Knells - Carlisle Mixed Farm for Sale 2011-Dec-09
H&H Bowe have announced the sale of The Knells Farm, a mixed stock rearing and cropping farm located just north of the city of Carlisle. The sale of The Knells Farm includes a 5/6 bedroom farmhouse as well a number of modern and traditional farm buildings.
East of England Smithfield Festival Calf Shows
This year’s inaugural East of England Smithfield Festival played host to calf shows for four breed societies, with Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Red Poll and Simmental breeders all putting on quality shows of calves at the event.
Inaugural East of England Smithfield Festival a Massive Success
The inaugural East of England Smithfield Festival, Peterborough, the new home for the Royal Smithfield Club’s pirmestock championships saw a bumper crowd around the judging rings on both days of the Show, with visitors and stock forward from all corners of the UK.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Dec-08
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 40 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 35 over thirty month cattle, 6,281 prime lambs and 6,048 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th December, 2011.
Caltech Hampshire Down Commercial Flock of the Year 2011
Winner of the Caltech Hampshire Down Commercial Flock of the Year 2011 is Duncan Nellis, of Morpeth, Northumberland who was commended for the high productivity of his flock and his Hampshire Down terminal sired lambs which meet today’s market requirements.
New Fullwood Merlin Robot Milking System Launched
The latest generation of the Fullwood Merlin automated milking system, which features a redesigned arm for improved teat cup attachment, has today been launched by Fullwood Limited.
Nesbitt Indians Take Scalp at Christmas Craven Feather Auctions2011-Dec-08
Teesside pedigree Texel sheep breeder David Nesbitt pulled off a coup in the poultry arena when exhibiting the champion pen of three Dark Indian Game birds at the annual Craven Feather Auctions Christmas show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
British Texel Breeding Has Worldwide Appeal
British Texel genetics have been in demand worldwide in recent weeks, with sales in both Switzerland and Brazil confirming the demand for top quality British Texel breeding.
New 9R and 9RT Series Tractors from John Deere
Designed for heavy-duty, large-scale field operations, John Deere’s new 9R and 9RT Series tractors from 410 to 560hp are the most powerful, productive and comfortable four-wheel drive tractors the company has ever built.
World Wide SIres Has US No.1 Type Bull Now Available2011-Dec-06
World Wide Sires UK now has semen available from Regancrest S Braxton EX94, the US no.1 type bull in breed.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2011-Dec-02
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 76 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 11 over thirty month cattle, 6,421 prime lambs and 6,853 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st December, 2011.
North Craven Coups at Skipton 2011-Dec-01
North Craven farming families were responsible for both champions at the Christmas shows of cull cows and cast sheep at Skipton Auction Mart.
Lancashire Couple Win Dairy Competition
Phillip and Christine Kelsall from Wyreside Farm, St Michaels near Garstang will be taking some time for a European trip early next year, courtesy of NMR.
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