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ARGO Tractors Reports Increased Revenues and Profits 2012-Apr-30
ARGO Tractors SpA achieved a 16% increase in sales revenues in 2011 as greater demand for its Landini, McCormick and Valpadana products was met by an 18% uplift in production volume.
CCM Prepares for Charity Sheep Dogs Trial and Sale2012-Apr-30
Craven Cattle Marts is to run its second annual open charity sheep dog trials on Thursday, May 17 – and the 70-strong entries limit has already been met.
Amazone at Grassland UK 2012-Apr-30
With the maize drilling season in full swing, and fresh in everyone’s mind, now is the ideal time to come and speak to the experts about precision seeding.
Zetor Increase Revenues by 46% 2012-Apr-27
This year started well for the Zetor Group, the traditional Czech manufacturer of agricultural machinery – in the first quarter it reported revenues of over 1 billion CZK.
Feed Cows Grass They Can Easily Digest 2012-Apr-27
Dairy producers could improve rumen health of their cows by feeding high fibre grass with easily digestible cell walls suggested Johnny Bax, international technical support manager for Biotal.
Tim Keady Presented with the Sir John Hammond Award 2012-Apr-27
One of the leading scientists responsible for shaping the livestock industry's feed and nutrition decisions has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to animal research.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Apr-26
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 30 over thirty month cattle, 5,073 prime hoggs and 4,851 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th April 2012.
Counting Down to the 2012 British Pig and Poultry Fair2012-Apr-26
Producers keen to make the best of their businesses and learn how to make their enterprises thrive still have time to sign up for fast track entry to the 2012 British Pig and Poultry Fair.
Horsch Brings New Advanced Sprayers to UK
Horsch will bring three new sprayers to the UK, the self-propelled PT 270 and trailed GS 8000 and GS 6000, which it claims are the most technically advanced sprayers on the market today.
Big Country Gathering2012-Apr-26
A Countryman’s Ball is being organised by Eden Rivers Trust and Newton Rigg College to bring together the rural community in the Eden Valley.
Cogent Acquires ‘Complete-Package’ Simmental Bull2012-Apr-25
An exceptional young Simmental bull that will transmit breed-leading maternal traits alongside excellent growth rates and carcase conformation has been added to the Cogent Signature Beef portfolio.
Charolais Bulls Share 4,000gns Top at Ballymena
Charolais bulls went to 4,000gns twice with an overall average of £3,027.50 at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official April show and sale at Ballymena on Friday 20 April.
New Quad Potato Planter from Standen-Pearson
The success of Standen-Pearson ‘QUAD’ potato planters for the establishment of salad crops is well recognised around the world.
New Six-Cylinder McCormick X70 Series Tractors
A new five-model range of six-cylinder tractors will be unveiled at Grassland UK and the Cereals Event as McCormick distributor AgriArgo UK prepares to replace the popular McCormick XTX and TTX series.
Dry Stone Walling Crash Course in Yorkshire Dales
Students have been given a crash course in dry stone walling to help repair damaged field boundaries in the Yorkshire Dales.
Jennings Farmers Victorious at Craven Dairy Auction2012-Apr-24
The 87-strong turnout at the main April Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart was one of the highest in recent years though, with a full shippon, trade was a shade easier than of late.
Lely Introduces the Lely Vector Automated Feeding System 2012-Apr-24
The Lely Vector makes sure that correct rations are fed to cows consistently and on time, allowing cattle farmers to achieve efficient and high-grade milk and beef production.
New Charolais Records Established at Welshpool
Charolais established two new centre records in Welshpool on Thursday 19 April peaking at a new spring top price of 10,500gns and a new all beef breeds average of £4,701.
Glenrock Limousin Debut at Northumberland Show
The Illingworth Family from Lockerbie are bringing their show team from the Glenrock Herd to the Northumberland County Show for the first time.
Queen’s Award Crowning Glory for World No.1 JCB Backhoe 2012-Apr-23
JCB has been honoured with a Queen’s Award marking the global success of its iconic backhoe loader – in the same week the company confirmed it had retained its crown as the World’s Number One manufacturer of the machine.
Optivite Launches New Salmonella Control Programme for Pigs2012-Apr-23
Optivite, one of the UK's largest specialist animal nutrition companies, has launched a new ‘solution driven’ salmonella control programme for pigs.
New Long Season Grazing Mixture for Sheep and Lambs 2012-Apr-23
Limagrain UK has launched Matrix Sheep and Lamb grass seed mixture which contains 40% Matrix Enhanced Ryegrass to give a longer grazing season, and is specifically designed for sheep and lambs.
Richman Brings Outcross Bloodlines with High Type and Milk 2012-Apr-23
Dairy farmers who are tiring of using bulls related to Goldwyn, Shottle and Durham have a new outcross from these bloodlines to bring added variety to their herds.
Young Farmers Cooking Up a Storm for London 2012 2012-Apr-20
With London 2012 fast approaching, The National Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs is teaming up with Natural England to run a series of cook-a-thons during the Olympic Torch Relay.
Marvellous May Beef Cattle Sales at Borderway
As Spring comes to an end, leading livestock auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington are seeing out the season with a finale of Spring Beef Sales throughout the month of May.
Lidl Shows Commitment to British Farming 2012-Apr-20
Leading supermarket Lidl has just unveiled its rebranded fresh British meat and poultry range.
Heinrich Dreyer's 150th Birthday 2012-Apr-20
25th March, 2012 was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Heinrich Dreyer, founder of Amazonen-Werke.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Apr-19
After a week of declining prices around the country, Longtown still managed to attract an impressive show of 4,542 prime hoggs which, in line with this week's trend, averaged 198p per kilo.

Payne’s Butchers Challenges Customers to Create Sausages Fit for a Queen 2012-Apr-19
An award-winning north-east butcher’s shop which is this year celebrating its landmark 25th anniversary in business is challenging its customers to create a signature sausage fit for a queen.
Pedigree Holstein Bulls Sell to 4,200gns at Moira
Bulls scaled to heights of 4,200gns, while heifers peaked at 2,550gns, at this week’s Holstein NI show and sale, hosted by Taaffe Auctions at the Pedigree Sales Arena, Moira.
New Biogas Opportunity is Good to Digest2012-Apr-18
thanks to pioneering work by engineers, a breakthrough in the production of biogas using small scale slurry digesters has been achieved, reports Alistair Fell of H&H Renewables, in Carlisle.
Cumbria Grazing or Cropping Opportunity2012-Apr-18
The land, part Riggfoot Farm has in the past been used for dairying, the herd was recently sold and now the land is calling for a new owner.
Luddenmore Blacks on Draft Sale Tops at €7700
The first ever Blacks on Draft production sale from Dr Michael and Martin Sheahan's Luddenmore Aberdeen-Angus herd took place at the Showgrounds, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday and enjoyed a 100% clearance and a top price of €7700.
Limagrain Introduces Drought Buster Grass Seed 2012-Apr-18
Limagrain UK has introduced a new grass seed mixture called Drought Buster, designed to withstand hot, dry weather that can lead to a shortage of grass.
Strong Showing at Dragon Jerseyfest 2012-Apr-17
The inaugural 'Dragon Jerseyfest', organised by Welsh & Shropshire Young Jersey Breeders, was held on Monday 9th April 2012 and was a resounding success, with over 50 animals forward for judging.
Lely Invests in Europe's Most Sustainable Company Premises 2012-Apr-17
Later this month, the Lely Group, an international producer of ground-breaking innovations for the agricultural business, will start building their new company premises for innovation and implementation in the Maassluis-based Dijkpolder.
Flash Back to Defend Light Horse Title2012-Apr-17
Seven year old Glancerdin Fflach will be back to defend his Northumberland County Show title at Tynedale Park, Corbridge on Monday 4th June 2012.
Trade-In Your Cluster and Boost Your IQ 2012-Apr-17
Dairy farmers can now trade-in their existing milking clusters for the award-winning GEA Farm Technologies IQ Cluster.
Striking a Grazed Grass Balance at Turnout
While turnout is welcomed by many producers, there’s a word of caution from Provimi ruminant nutritionist Philip Ingram.
Lloyds TSB Agriculture Increases Farm Scale Renewable Energy Project Support 2012-Apr-16
Lloyds TSB Agriculture and Bank of Scotland are enhancing their support for farmers seeking funding for renewable energy projects by training its dedicated agricultural business managers and widening the scope of their lending assessments for renewable energy projects.
Coccidiosis – The True Effect on Lambs 2012-Apr-16
The prevalence of this economically challenging condition is often more noticeable at this time of year as lambs are most commonly clinically affected between the ages of 4-7 weeks, warns James Brinicombe, R&D Director of the Denis Brinicombe Group.
British Beef Carcase Quality Results Remain Static 2012-Apr-16
The quality of British prime beef carcases was maintained during 2011, according to the latest annual carcase classification results released by EBLEX.
CCM Skipton Gets Set to Beef Things Up!2012-Apr-16
The countdown is on to the popular annual pedigree beef season at Skipton Auction Mart, a series of three high profile midweek cattle show and sales.
Glendale Delegates Sought for Commonwealth Agricultural Conference 2012-Apr-16
How we feed our families, our countries and our world differs greatly across the Commonwealth. The Glendale Agricultural Society has recently become a member of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth.
World Class Cheese and Dairy at the Great Yorkshire Show2012-Apr-13
Entries from across the globe are expected to come flooding in for the cheese and dairy section of 2012 Great Yorkshire Show.
Midlands John Deere Dealers to Merge
Chris Tallis Farm Machinery Limited and Alexander & Duncan Limited have announced their decision to join forces on 1st May 2012 to create one new agriculture and turf business, Tallis Amos Group Limited.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Apr-12
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 70 prime cattle, 39 over thirty month cattle, 6,621 prime hoggs and 4,312 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th April 2012.
Wool Takes Centre Stage at Scotsheep 2012
“The Wool Centre – Rediscover the Wonders of Wool” will be a major feature of NSA Scotsheep to be held at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, on Wednesday, June 6.
NBA Concerned by Spreading and Spraying Rules
The National Beef Association is urging the Scottish Government to reconsider proposed changes to the General Binding Rules, drawing attention to the huge number of farms that would be affected.
Ryegrass Catch Crop Increases Milk from Forage 2012-Apr-11
A fast growing Italian ryegrass and Westerwold seeds mix has boosted forage intakes and reduced overall feed costs on a 200-cow Jersey herd in Buckinghamshire.
Semex Capitalises on Genomics Success 2012-Apr-10
To celebrate its phenomenal success in the genomic sire rankings, with ten sires in the top 14 positions, Semex UK is offering one of its highest ranking bulls at an exceptional offer price to UK farmers – but for a limited period.
Zetor Tractors at Techagro 2012 2012-Apr-10
Zetor Tractors, one of the leading Czech manufacturers of agricultural technology, presented its top new product for 2012 at this year’s Techagro trade fair in Brno.
Shetland Pony Grand National Comes to Glendale Show 2012-Apr-10
The Glendale Agricultural Society is proud to announce that the 120th Glendale Show will host the qualifier for The Shetland Pony Grand National.
Goldday is Latest Goldwyn Son Available from 2012-Apr-10
Heidenskipster Goldday is the latest outstanding Braedale Goldwyn son introduced by following the April 2012 Holstein proof run.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-Apr-05
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 51 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 14 over thirty month cattle, 4,469 prime hoggs and 4,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th April 2012.
Pfizer Animal Health Sponsor NSA Wales and Border Ram Sales 2012-Apr-05
The NSA Wales and Border Ram Sales has signed up Pfizer Animal Health as a sponsor of the two autumn ram sales, alongside Symtag, Ketchum, and the Farmers Guardian. 
Soil and Water Management Crucial in Weathering Perfect Storm 2012-Apr-05
Professor Dick Godwin of Harper Adams University College will speak about the important role soil and water management plays.
Southern Hemisphere Help for English Pigs
Australian pig expert Dr Paul Hughes will reveal the latest knowledge on pig reproduction next month at two special BPEX Two-Tonne Sow events for English pig producers.
Ettrick Texels to Defend Crown at Northumberland County Show 2012-Apr-05
Gordon and David Gray plan to defend their Champion Of Champions crown at this year's Northumberland County Show on Monday June 4th 2012, by exhibiting a team of Texel sheep from their famous Ettrick flock. 
New Holland Discusses Sustainable Agriculture with EU 2012-Apr-04
New Holland delegates met with members of the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss sustainable agriculture.
JCB Drivetrain Systems to Target Emerging Markets 2012-Apr-04
JCB has announced plans to harness the strength of its brand to develop the sale of axles, transmissions and drivetrains to global markets.
Farmers Urged Not to Miss Out on Catchment Sensitive Farming Funding 2012-Apr-03
From the River Aln in Northumberland to the River Exe in Devon, farmers in 75 areas of England can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 from the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Capital Grants Scheme.
Look Out for Lambs and Lapwings In The North Pennines 2012-Apr-03
People enjoying the North Pennines countryside are being asked to take special care during spring, the critical time when both wildlife and farm livestock will be rearing their young.
Easter Spring Lambs and Hoggs in Demand at Skipton2012-Apr-03
There was good demand for the pick of the region’s grass-fed Spring lambs and hoggs by regular buyers, including quality retail butchers seeking prime cuts for their customers’ Easter tables, at the April show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart .
Golden MF 7624 Celebrates Award-Winning Design
Massey Ferguson celebrated the remarkable award-winning success of the MF 7600 by unveiling a special ‘Golden’ MF 7624 at the Techagro Show in Brno in the Czech Republic.
Massive Growth for UK Meat Exports
Exports of livestock products rose to £2.325 billion in 2011, an increase of 22% from 2010, according to data released by EBLEX and BPEX.
New On-Farm Record for Slievenagh Simmentals
County Antrim-based Simmental breeders Robin and Darla Boyd have achieved a new on-farm record price for the fifteen-month-old Slievenagh Bon Jovi.
Silostop Highlights Benefits of Modern Silage Sheeting
Trial data released by Silostop has shown that grass and maize silage stored under non-airtight conditions is susceptible to dry matter losses of up to 37% from the top 40 cm compared to less than 10% for crops stored under airtight conditions.
Automatic Bale Loading from Kuhn Adds Wrapping Efficiency
The new trailed RW 1600 C turntable wrapper has the integrated Autoload function as standard to increase operating efficiencies when handling bales.
Accreditation of BVD Tests Offers Cost-Effective Options
National Milk Laboratories’ range of tests for the cattle disease Bovine Viral Diarrhoea has recently gained accreditation from United Kingdom Accreditation Services.
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