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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.

Jennifer Mackenzie


edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Fears Grow for UKs Sheep Industry
The National Sheep Association reminds MPs that sheep farmers are producing lambs today with no idea of future trade relationship.
Napoleon Leads the Charge at Dungannon Charolais Sale
There was a good trade for the Charolais at Dungannon on Friday 15 March at the Northern Ireland club official spring sale sponsored by Danske Bank.
BVA Responds to Badger Control in Cumbria bTB Hotspot
Thursday 21st March 2019 saw DEFRA publish data relating to wildlife controls, that form part of the government's programme of bovine tuberculosis eradication.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 4,564 prime hoggs and 2,623 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st March 2019.
Farmer of the Year to Judge Champion of Champions
All eyes will be upon Robert Neill, of Upper Nisbet Farm, when he steps into the main arena at this year’s Northumberland County Show. He was the Farmers Weekly Farmer of the Year in 2017.
Butterfly Numbers Down by Two Thirds in Germany
High-intensity agriculture is reducing the number of butterfly species in adjacent areas according to a research team led by Jan Christian Hab and Thomas Schmitt.
Are You a Shepherd or Shepherdess of the Future?
The National Sheep Association have announced that applications are now open for the ‘Next Generation Shepherd Competition’.
Improving Permanent Pasture
As the dry conditions of 2018 led to a forage shortage across the country, Charlotte Gore, of Fisher German, looks at how farmers could improve their existing pasture.

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The Benefits of Attending Agricultural Shows for Farmers
The farming business to some people is just the same as the business conducted by betting sites in that it’s all about gambling.
Farmers Warn Environment Protection Scheme Falls Short
Farmers have called for tougher policies as the government's 'post-Brexit agriculture scheme falls short of the protection which is urgently needed to safeguard the UK environment.
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