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Agricultural, Environmental, Countryside and Farming News from the UK and beyond.

 2018-Nov-14
Re-branded Fullwood Packo Launch New Products at EuroTier
European milking and cooling equipment manufacturer, Fullwood Packo, launched a series of new products and a new corporate identity at this year’s EuroTier show in Hannover, Germany on 13th November.
 2018-Nov-14
Will Mutton Make the Cut On Skye?
With its stunning scenery and the ethereal majesty of the Cuillin, the Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most popular and iconic tourist destinations.
 2018-Nov-14
GEA Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Manure Treatment
In order to treat the livestock manure to enable the utilization of the associated nutrient surpluses, GEA has developed an application-specific GEA Manure Decanter.
 2018-Nov-14
Seaweed Science to Boost Crop Yields
Seaweed technology could be the answer to boosting crop yields at a time of declining chemical efficacy, with scientific breakthroughs revealing the multiple benefits of algae.
 2018-Nov-14
NOAH Supports Europe-wide Antibiotic Stewardship Push
Antibiotic stewardship actions supported by the animal health sector are having a positive effect across Europe, says AnimalhealthEurope.
 2018-Nov-14
NSA Welcomes Changes to TSE Carcase Splitting Rules
The National Sheep Association has welcomed the long-awaited news of TSE rule changes for the ageing of sheep for SRM removal.
 2018-Nov-12
Skipton's Inaugural Aberdeen-Angus Female Sale Success
A top call of 3,400gns and a clearance rate of 95% produced the headlines at The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s inaugural autumn show and sale of pedigree females at Skipton Auction Mart.
 2018-Nov-12
New Generation of Precision Seed Drills from Kuhn
KUHN Farm Machinery has announced the launch of the next generation of its MAXIMA precision seed drills.
 2018-Nov-12
New Generation of Precision Seed Drills from Kuhn
KUHN Farm Machinery has announced the launch of the next generation of its MAXIMA precision seed drills.
 2018-Nov-12
Find a Professional Agricultural Contractor
The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) has launched a new, revitalised website featuring an improved, easy to navigate ‘Find a Contractor’ area.
 2018-Nov-12
Norseman Rides Off with Welshpool Top Price
There was a strong commercial interest in Charolais bulls at Welshpool on 8 November. Bidding peaked at 7,000gns and 27 bulls sold to an average of £3,771, while the demand for Charolais females fuelled a 4,400gns top bid.
 2018-Nov-12
JCB hands over £31,875 cheque to Poppy Appeal
We will remember them… JCB has paid its final tribute to the World War I generation by presenting a cheque for more than £30,000 to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
 2018-Nov-12
Greek Vet Embraces Welsh Culture
EU vets are not a novelty even in the remotest areas of rural Wales. And multilingualism is embraced in a country that is officially bilingual. A Welsh speaking Greek vet, though, is a talking point.
 2018-Nov-12
Beef Shorthorn Females Achieve New 11,000gns Centre Record
Beef Shorthorn females met an exceptional demand from a packed ringside selling to a new 11,000gns Skipton centre breed record.
 2018-Nov-09
A Progressive Farming Industry Needs a Progressive Tenanted Sector
The Tenant Farmers Association is calling for urgent action from the Government to make necessary changes to the legislative and fiscal frameworks within which agricultural tenancies operate.
 2018-Nov-09
10 Year Milestone for CLAAS Apprenticeship Scheme
This year marks the 10th anniversary of CLAAS UK working with SRUC Barony to offer apprenticeship courses for students from CLAAS dealerships in the north of England, Scotland and Ireland.
 2018-Nov-09
Cattle Producers have Concerns over Youngstock Health
A significant number of UK beef and dairy calf rearers feel they don’t give their youngstock the attention they deserve, according to a recent survey conducted by MSD Animal Health.
 2018-Nov-09
Enabling Beef Farmers to Meet Changing Consumer Preferences
Breedr and Rothamsted Research announce ‘Field to Yield’ trial to help livestock producers gain higher retail value.
 2018-Nov-09
New Holland Extends CR Revelation Combine Range
New Holland’s new CR Revelation combine range takes automation to a new level with the award-winning IntelliSense system and introduces a host of improvements.
 2018-Nov-09
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 36 cattle, 3,953 prime lambs and 4,408 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th November 2018.
 2018-Nov-09
John Deere Extends Fuel Guarantee to the Field
John Deere has announced that as of 1 November 2018, the company’s Fuel Guarantee Programme will apply to field as well as road work.
 2018-Nov-07
Pig & Poultry Fair Wins National Award
The Technical Events Team at Grandstand Stoneleigh Events were delighted to be awarded the organising team of the year at a prestigious event at London’s Honourable Artillery Company.
 2018-Nov-07
Irelands take CCM Skipton Prime Lambs Hat-trick
Ribble Valley father and son, Richard and Mark Ireland, of Heys Farm, Whalley, were in sparkling form again when landing a hat-trick of consecutive monthly prime lamb championships.
 2018-Nov-07
Student Wins Tilhill Forestry Award
An Inverness College UHI student is celebrating after winning a prestigious award from Tilhill Forestry.
 2018-Nov-07
RPA Confirms BPS 2018 Entitlement and Greening Rates
The Rural Payments Agency published the Basic Payment Scheme entitlement values and greening rates online on Tuesday 6 November 2018.
 2018-Nov-07
Scotlands First Minister Opens Innovation Hub
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon formally opened the Roslin Innovation Centre at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on Monday 5th November.
 2018-Nov-07
Record Crowds and Females to the Fore at Borderway Agri-Expo
These may be changing and uncertain times for the agricultural industry, but there was certainly nothing uncertain about Borderway Agri–Expo held on Friday 2nd November.
 2018-Nov-05
Brexit and Animal Welfare on the Agenda at BVA Congress
From Brexit to ‘Trojan dogs’, the British Veterinary Association will be hosting a range of topical sessions at its two-day Congress at the London Vet Show.
 2018-Nov-05
Charolais Cattle in Demand at Dungannon
A ready demand for Charolais at Dungannon on Friday 2 November saw bull prices top at 5,800gns with an of average of £3,335 for the 34 sold - eight more than last year’s corresponding sale.
 2018-Nov-05
International Safety Standards for Agricultural Machinery Updated
Ensuring the safety of tractors and other agricultural equipment means ensuring the control systems that are in place work as they are meant to.
 2018-Nov-05
iXDrive Tops Off Vicon Sprayer Range
Adding a self-propelled sprayer to the Vicon sprayer range provides a complete offering of crop spraying solutions for UK farmers and contractors.
 2018-Nov-05
Adama to host Cereal Diseases Hub at CropTec
Adama will be supporting this year’s CropTec Show at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, 28th - 29th November by hosting the show’s Cereal Diseases Hub.
 2018-Nov-05
New Grant Funding for Computerised Calf Feeders
Beef and dairy producers interested in a move to computerised calf feeding, or indeed replacing ageing machines, will soon be able to apply for a further round of grant funding under the popular Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme.
 2018-Nov-05
NSA Event to Inspire and Inform Next Generation Sheep Farmers
Young people with an enthusiasm for the sheep sector are invited to join likeminded individuals and industry professionals at a free event later this month, held as part of the National Sheep Association Next Generation project.
 2018-Nov-02
Kuhn AXIS 50.2 Fertiliser Spreader Update
KUHN UK will be launching a radar-equipped, automatic spread pattern control system for its AXIS 50.2 twin-disc fertiliser spreader at this year’s CropTec Show on Wednesday 28th November.
 2018-Nov-02
Agricultural Shows Conference on Course for a Perfect Delivery
More than 120 agricultural show organisers, from right across the UK, are heading to Southampton next week for a superb programme of expert talks, lively group discussions and even a spot of Ceilidh dancing.
 2018-Nov-02
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 16 cattle, 3,025 prime lambs and 6,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st November 2018.
 2018-Nov-02
Brexit and Beyond: A Strong Future for Animal Health
NOAH’s conference held on 30th October brought together over 100 delegates from across the animal health sector to discuss and debate the future of animal health, as EU Exit negotiations continue.
 2018-Nov-02
iTexel Conference Shines Light on Breeding to Reduce Antibiotic Use
This month’s iTexel Conference will give attendees a chance to hear how ongoing research could help farmers breed sheep with greater resistance to key diseases, potentially reducing antibiotic use.

October 2018

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Herd Health Planning Reaps Benefits

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Bland

Monitor Farm Achieves Its Objectives

MillerCommitted to Dorset Sheep

McCornickGalloway Cattle Save on Inputs and Labour

ForsythClosed Flock Controls Disease

DickieGood Management Reaps Rewards at Knockenjig


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