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Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-May-31
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 57 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 36 over thirty month cattle, 499 spring lambs, 2,521 prime hoggs and 4,054 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 31st May 2012.
JCB Unveils New High Power 5CX Backhoe
JCB, the world’s number one backhoe loader manufacturer, this week launched its most powerful backhoe loader to date - the all-wheel steer 5CX.
Weidemann Appoints New Dealer for Cheshire
German wheeled loader specialist Weidemann has announced the appointment of Warrington based Cheshire Farm Machinery as its new dealer for the county.
Glendale’s Next Generation in Zambia 2012-May-31
The Glendale Agricultural Society have announced details of the delegate selected to represent the Society at the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference being held in Zambia in September this year.
Backing for Sheep EID Regulation Review Growing
The national farming unions of Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have won support from a number of European farming unions in their attempts to get the European Commission to review EU rules on sheep EID.
Dairy Shorthorns Sell to 3,000gns at Chelford
Dairy Shorthorns peaked at 3,000gns at the Society’s summer show and sale at Chelford on Monday 21 May.
Charolais Bulls Sell to 4,900gns at Dungannon
Charolais met a ready demand and a level trade selling to a top of 4,900gns at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s official May show and sale at Dungannon on Monday 28 May, with 31 out of the 35 bulls forward sold to an average of £2,818.
More Success for North Pennines Heritage Skills Project2012-May-29
The North Pennines AONB Partnership has been awarded £56,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to extend its highly successful Heritage Landscape Skills project.
Maiden Heifer Tops Carlisle Beef Shorthorn at 3,400gns2012-May-29
Beef Shorthorn cattle met a consistent trade at the Pedigree Beef Day Special Spring Sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle with an overall clearance of 91% and a strong female trade averaging £2,034 for 25 served and maiden heifers.
Use EBVs When Selecting Stock Rams 2012-May-29
Sheep producers who keep their own female replacements should use EBVs (Estimated Breeding Values) when selecting stock rams in order to maximise the performance of their flock.
NMR Take On Product Manager for Fatty Acid Profing Project 2012-May-29
The granting of funding to NMR for a project on the impact of dairy herd management on fatty acid profiles and the development of its testing services has led to the appointment of Rachel Pennington as NMR product manager.
New Versatile Flail Mower from McConnel2012-May-29
The Magnum Euro Open is capable of shredding everything from fine grass to overgrown gorse, the heavy-duty, high performance machine delivers a package of advanced features making it one of the most versatile on the market.
Mereside Grant Sells to French Limousin Breeders
The Limousin bull Mereside Grant from the Hazard family's Grantham, Lincolnshire-based Mereside herd has sold to a consortium of leading French Limousin breeders.
Texel Crosses Deliver Premiums in Spring Lamb Trade2012-May-28
Economic uncertainty and the weakening Euro have undoubtedly hindered the spring lamb trade in recent weeks making producing top quality lambs capable of earning premium prices even more essential.
Angus Bulls Sell to 6500gns in Carlisle2012-May-28
Friday’s sale of Aberdeen-Angus bulls and females sold to a top of 6500gns on four occasions at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, and averaged £3436.07 which is just shy of £400 up on this time last year.
Extinct Bumblebee Makes UK Return 2012-May-28
Farmers in Kent are playing a vital part in a project to bring the short-haired bumblebee back to England, nearly a quarter of a century after the pollinating insects were declared extinct in Britain.
Metcalfes Work Magic at Lingfields Beef Cattle Fair
Two home-bred British Blue bulls from West Yorkshire breeders Tim and Lisa Metcalfe secured top honours at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual multi-breeds show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle.
Case IH Launches AFS Support Centre with 24/7/365 Service2012-May-25
Beginning today, Case IH Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) customers will see an added level of support for their precision farming investment.
Strong Demand Returns for Land to Build Solar Parks 2012-May-25
Solar park developers are offering significant rents to farmers and landowners who can provide 25+ acres of land for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks.
Hypro ProClean Container Rinsing System at Cereals Event2012-May-25
A number of Britain’s leading crop sprayer manufacturers will show a unique two-nozzle pesticide container rinsing system at the Cereals Event, where farmers can try it for themselves on the Hypro stand alongside the Sprays & Sprayers arena.
EBLEX Brings International Flavour to Beef Expo
Representatives from Armenia, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain joined EBLEX at the event.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-May-24
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 40 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 28 over thirty month cattle, 335 spring lambs, 5,400 prime hoggs and 4,881 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th May 2012.
£23M Boost for Animal Health and Livestock Production 2012-May-24
Improving animal health and welfare and improving productivity in the livestock sector will be boosted with a multi-million funding award.
Yorkshire County Show Celebrates 10th Anniversary2012-May-24
The Yorkshire County Show, organised by Yorkshire Young Farmers, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, June 3, at Nidderdale Showground, Pateley Bridge.
Shropshire Agricultural Engineer Wins IAgrE Prize
Tim Baker from Ludlow, Shropshire has been awarded the Institution of Agricultural Engineers Michael Dwyer Memorial Prize in recognition of his outstanding progress in the agricultural engineering industry.
Anaerobic Digestion Plant Goes Ahead in Nottinghamshire 2012-May-24
Following a unanimous decision by the Bassetlaw District Council planning committee, planning permission has been granted for a 1.2MW Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant on a farm close to Retford in Nottinghamshire.
New 5,300gns Dairy Shorthorn Record at Rodway Dispersal 2012-May-23
Dairy Shorthorns established a new 5,300gns breed record in Kynnersley, Telford on Tuesday 22 May when Graham and Shirley Madeley dispersed their Rodway herd.
Addressing Dairy Cow Fertility Through Better Breeding 2012-May-23
Achieving better dairy cow fertility is a priority for almost every milk producer, yet the opportunity to do so through better breeding is often overlooked.
New Landini Dealer for Cheshire and Staffs
As the new sales and service dealer for Landini tractors in Cheshire and Staffordshire, Stephen Lowe of Border Plant Sales is confident the appointment will give his business a welcome shot in the arm.
4,000gns Leads the Field in Skipton Working Dogs Sale2012-May-22
Lancastrian Shaun Richards headed the selling prices at 4,000gns at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Spring sale of working sheep dogs.
Welshman Kevin Evans Top Dog Again at CCM Charity Trial2012-May-22
Welshman Kevin Evans successfully defended his title at the second annual open working sheep dog charity trials run by Skipton-based Craven Cattle Marts.
Texels Meeting the Needs of Farmers and Retail Butchers2012-May-22
Texel tups with their exceptional carcass shape and deep loins, combined with excellent early growth are the sire of choice for many commercial sheep producers wanting to maximise lamb value.
Salers Bred Heifer Wins Beeflink Steak Competition
A steak from a 23 month old Salers 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, this week.
Dairy Farmer Stays Loyal to Kramer 2012-May-22
A Staffordshire dairy farmer has recently taken delivery of his fourth Kramer wheeled loader, following in the footsteps of his now retired father who also enjoyed the benefits of a series of four Kramer machines on his nearby farm.
John Deere Launches JDLink App 2012-May-20
John Deere has launched its first mobile phone app in the UK and Ireland, following the introduction of the John Deere FarmSight wireless technology strategy.
AutoTrac Controller Widens the Net 2012-May-20
John Deere’s proven multi-brand satellite guidance system is now available as a more fully integrated solution for other makes of tractor and older John Deere models.
New John Deere 6R Series Tractors for 2012
New small and medium frame tractors from the John Deere 6R Series tractor range can be seen on the John Deere stand at Cereals 2012 in June.
Grassland North Draws the Crowds2012-May-18
A unique opportunity to see working demonstrations of some of the very latest grass harvesting machinery drew the crowds to the first Grassland North, organised jointly by Newton Rigg College and agricultural machinery specialists Carrs Billington.
Major Expansion of Claas RTK Network 2012-May-18
Claas UK has embarked on a considerable expansion of its UK RTK (Real Time Kinematics) signal network, that will ultimately result in the company being able to provide unrivalled coverage over 60% of England’s arable area.
NVZ Update Poses New Challenges 2012-May-18
Updates and proposed boundary changes to the government’s NVZs [Nitrate Vulnerable Zones] that affect many farmers in Northern England have been announced today.
Silage Break Cuts Cost of Growing Wheat 2012-May-18
High protein grass and clover crops grown for silage on a mixed farm near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire are helping cut fertiliser costs in the following wheat crop by a third.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-May-17
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 52 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 178 spring lambs, 4,912 prime hoggs and 4,233 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th May 2012.
Moor Support for Devon’s Precious Landscape
The much-loved natural landscape of Dartmoor will benefit from a landmark conservation and farming agreement, officially launched by Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, at the Devon Show.
Innovation the Key - British Pig and Poultry Fair
Producers who pay more attention to market demands and seek ways innovate will be able to ride out the challenges and unlock the potential of the pig, poultry meat and egg sectors, visitors to the 2012 British Pig and Poultry Fair have been told.
Whitepool Belted Galloways Dispersal Sale
Belted Galloway cattle lovers will have a unique opportunity to buy into some of the country’s finest bloodlines at the Whitepool Dispersal sale at Worcester on Saturday 26 May.
Agricultural Engineers Celebrate Annual Award Winners 2012-May-15
Members of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) have been presented with Awards in recognition of their contributions to the landbased sector at the Institution’s annual conference at RASE, Stoneleigh.
Key Sheep Focus at Next Monitor Farm Meeting
The May meeting of the Northumberland Monitor Farm will focus on sheep with Senior Sheep Consultant for the Scottish Agricultural College, John Vipond as keynote speaker.
New DynaCut Whole-Beet Crowning from Holmer
Holmer has introduced a new high performance scalper for Terra Dos T3 harvesters, developed to improve whole beet crowning, and reduce waste and running costs.
Charolais Champion Sold for 20,000gns at Carlisle
Charolais met an insatiable demand from a packed ringside selling to a top of 20,000gns and 102 bulls sold for a record average of £5,147.
Hunters Seed Range Has All the Answers
Barenbrug has launched the Hunters range of game cover, conservation and forage crop mixtures.
Round Two of Rural Grant Opportunity Launched
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) has just launched the second round of the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS).
NSA Sheep 2012: Working Demonstrations2012-May-14
Sheep farmers and shepherds visiting NSA Sheep 2012 will be able to brush up on a variety of technical skills at a series of working demonstrations designed to help visitors improve their skills at the industry’s biennial event.
Home-Produced Feedstock Best for Anaerobic Digestion 2012-May-14
Pig producers heard about the importance of feedstock supply for anaerobic digestion (AD) at an open day on James Hart’s farm in Gloucestershire.
Demand Rockets for Anaerobic Digestion Plant Sites 2012-May-11
Increasing demand for sites for Anaerobic Digestion plants could see farmers and landowners across the country being approached by developers looking to build a plant on their land - providing the farmer with a significant rental income.
Woodmarsh Olympian Bred and Tested in the UK
All things British are coming to the fore in this Jubilee and Olympic year and one of the hottest bloodlines for the UK dairy cattle breeder to acquire is fittingly named Woodmarsh Olympian.
Building Confidence in Young Holstein Genomic Sires 2012-May-11
Two breeding companies have achieved an industry landmark by launching Holstein bulls into their daughter-proven line-up that were previously sold by the companies as young genomic sires.
AberGain High Sugar Grass Hits the Heights
The latest Aber High Sugar Grass AberGain enters the industry’s independent Herbage Varieties Guide with a Grazing Yield of 109% - highest of all recommended perennial ryegrasses.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-May-10
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 44 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 25 over thirty month cattle, 85 spring lambs, 5,014 prime hoggs and 4,316 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th May 2012.
Dorset Sheep in Demand with Increased Average at May Fair
A virtual clearance and increased averages from a record entry emphasised the demand for both breeders’ and commercial Dorset sheep at the annual May Fair at Exeter Livestock Centre on Wednesday May 9.
Latest Case IH Farmall U Tractor Range at Grassland Events 2012-May-10
The new Case IH Farmall 95U, 105U and 115U Efficient Power tractors can be seen by visitors to the Grassland UK and FTMTA Grassland events.
Holstein Bull Toystory First to Two Million Units
World leading Holstein bull Toystory has smashed his second world record as he produces his two millionth dose of frozen semen. And at just 11 years old, dairy farmers look set to benefit from his genetics for many years to come.
New SDHI Fungicide Seguris Increases Photosynthetic Efficiency
New research at the University of Nottingham has shown that new generation SDHI fungicide Seguris is able to increase the efficiency of a key part of the photosynthetic pathway in wheat in the absence of noticeable disease.
Case IH Farmall A Tractor Range Debuts at Grassland Events

The new seven-strong Farmall A range will makes its debut to UK and Irish customers at the respective grassland events. The range extends from the 55hp Farmall 55A to the 115hp Farmall 115A tractor.
Lamb Export Mission to Inform Canadian Market
EBLEX is leading a mission of lamb exporters to Montreal and Toronto this week in a visit jointly organised with UK Trade and Investment.
Farm Cart Shed Attracts Educational Visits
A County Durham farmer is leading the field in providing young people with the chance to learn about life down on the farm.
Farmers Working Hard on the Trout Beck 2012-May-08
Farmers in the Trout Beck area near Dufton in the Eden Valley are working hard to protect this lovely river which is important for its good populations of trout, salmon and other wildlife.
New McCormick X60 Tractor a Delight for North Yorkshire Farmer 2012-May-08
Colin Boocock, who runs beef cattle and sheep on 94 acres at Moorsholm near Saltburn, North Yorkshire, regards his new tractor as a very significant investment.
Transylvanian Visit to North Pennines Hay Meadows 2012-May-08
A group from the Romanian region of Transylvania will be seeing at first hand this month the flower-rich hay meadows of the North Pennines, meeting some of the people that manage them and finding out more about the work of the AONB Partnership’s Hay Time project.
Planning for The Future Called For by Scotsheep 2012 Sponsor
Market prices for breeding stock and lambs are high and look like they will remain so for the foreseeable future according to Sandy Hay, Head of Agriculture for Bank of Scotland and the event sponsor.
New Optivite Flogenic Water Treatment System
A new ‘intelligent’ system which will automatically chlorinate and make drinking water safe for all animals has been launched.
Claas and Horsch Set Maize Drilling World Record
Since 28 April, Claas and Horsch have jointly held the world record in the precision drilling of maize. Inside 24 hours, a total area of 448.29 hectares was tilled and fertilised simultaneously by means of a Xerion 5000 and a Maestro 24.70 SW single-grain seed drill.
New Era for George Moate Cultivation and Harvesting Equipment 2012-May-04
The new owners of a British-built range of field equipment for potato and root crops promise to raise engineering standards and shorten production lead times by applying the skills developed in their successful automotive engineering business.
Longtown Primestock Sale 2012-May-03
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 30 over thirty month cattle, 21 spring lambs, 4,837 prime hoggs and 3,543 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd May 2012.
BCPC Deplores Proposed Attack on Rothamsted’s GM Wheat Trial 2012-May-03
The anti-GM lobby group “Take the Flour Back” has asserted that the Rothamsted GM wheat trial poses a “contamination” threat to the local environment – and to the UK wheat industry.
Revolutionary ‘Lily Pad’ Eco Home Gets Go Ahead
A revolutionary ‘energy neutral’ eco house which will produce its own electricity and sell the excess it creates back into the grid has been granted planning permission.
Ambitious New Entrants Essential to Farming and Food Security
Attracting the best young talent into agriculture was identified as a priority at a food and farming industry forum jointly hosted by Lloyds TSB Agriculture and its farming ambassador Adam Henson.
Farm Land Sells for 70% More than Asking Price
The 27 acres of Land at Soulby, Crosby Garrett near Kirby Stephen sold for over £9,000 per acre at a total of £265,000 to a local buyer. This was well in excess of the guide price.
The Zetor Forterra 135 - Performance and Economy
The Zetor Forterra 135 model with its new 16 valve engine is not only valued by experts but also users.
Dungannon Simmental Bulls Reach 4,200gns
Simmental bulls reached a ceiling of 4,200gns at this week’s export show and sale, hosted by the Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club at Dungannon Farmers’ Mart.
Skipton Hoggs Highlight Attracts 1,500-Plus Entry
The foremost breeding sheep show and sale of the season at Skipton Auction Mart attracted a total turnout of 1,530 Mule and Continental-cross hoggs with lambs at foot, and Mule geld hoggs.
UK Aberdeen Angus Heifers Sell in Germany
Buyers from Germany, Austria, Romania and Switzerland snapped up the leading lots at the first-ever sale of imported UK-bred Aberdeen-Angus at Wertingen, Bavaria.
Developing Greening Options for Northern Europe
NFU Scotland and EU’s northern Member States meet to discuss ways in which the next Common Agricultural Policy can meet higher environmental standards and still deliver on food production and rural economic growth.
Amazone at Cereals 2012 2012-May-01
Amazone Ltd will adopt the theme ‘more in-field efficiency’ at the forthcoming Cereals 2012 Show at Boothby Graffoe, Lincoln.
International Sheep Dog Trials at Vale of Glamorgan
Thousands of visitors from all over the world are expected to travel to the Vale of Glamorgan in September for the 2012 International Sheep Dog Trials.
Beef Shorthorn In-Calf Heifer Tops Chelford at 3,100gns2012-May-01
Beef Shorthorn females sold to 3,100gns at the Beef Shorthorn Society’s official sale at Chelford on Saturday 28 April.
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