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Agriculture on the Web

Stackyard is an on-line farming magazine bringing news, views and comment. Links to farming related web sites worldwide - cattle associations, sheep societies, pig farms, llama and alpaca breeders, auction marts, farm machinery, property, rural estate agents.

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edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Lifestyle Buyers Fuel Demand for Land

The farmland market in England proved to be resilient in 2019 with average prices holding firm, according to land and property specialists Strutt & Parker.

Scotland’s Moorland Heading into Uncertain Future

Scotland’s purple-clad heather moorland is heading into a new era and uncertain future says Dee Ward, Vice-Chair at Scottish Land & Estates

Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,981 sheep comprising of 5,002 prime hoggs and 2,979 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th January 2020.

SEAS announces 2020 President and Charity

The South of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Buchanan CVO LLD FRAgs has been appointed as the charity's President for 2020.

Agriculture Bill to Boost Environment and Food Production

A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill.

2020 John Dennison Award Open for Nominations

One of the UK's foremost dairy industry showcases, Borderway UK Dairy Expo is once again proud to announce that nominations are now open for the John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award.

Are Farming Businesses Prepared for January 2028?

As the latest Basic Payment Scheme subsidy hits the banks of many farming businesses, Rob Browne of Fisher German is urging recipients to be prepared as the subsidy is expected to be phased out between now the end of 2027.

Top Tips for ‘Over-Yearing’ Winter Seed

Cereal growers having to carry over unused winter cereal seed from this season’s washout winter into next season must take adequate steps to protect its viability.

Cracking Cattle Trade at Skipton New Year Sale

A bumper bovine turnout of 859 head, bolstered by firm trade throughout, signalled a solid start to 2020 at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale.

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The Benefits of Attending Agricultural Shows for Farmers
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Farmers Warn Environment Protection Scheme Falls Short
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