Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for Key Autumn Livestock Event Date Announced for 2015 Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Agri Expo 2015 set to return for the ninth year this October newsroom - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Plumpton College launches the UK’s first Wine Business Degree Plumpton College launches the first Wine Business honours degree in the United Kingdom, for those seeking a high-level career in the wine trade. Plumpton College Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT UK sales team will be strengthened by another expert The biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER (UK) Ltd. based at Stoneleigh (Warwickshire) uses the All-Energy from May, 6th to 7th at Glasgow, Scotland as a platform to showcase its wide range of AD technologies. newsroom - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Two generations of milk production to end as dairy herd is sold at auction A Shropshire family’s decision to cease milk production will result in an important dispersal sale of the entire milking portion of their long founded, home bred, dairy herd later this month. Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmers warned not to hang on to last year’s lambs Farmers are encouraged to get their old season lambs away quickly to avoid losing out financially, says the National Sheep Association (NSA), suggesting the practice of carcase splitting regularly leads to reports of animals being devalued by £25 per head. National Sheep Association Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Pork Galore Beats Whisky to China All the hard work that went into opening the Chinese market for pig meat has paid off as our exports have overtaken those of Scotch whisky! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hear from BIM experts at The ACR Show The growth of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is becoming more important as we move towards the deadline which mandates its use on all Government projects by the end of 2016. For this reason BIM will be a key focus at the ACR Show to be held in February 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. newsroom - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmex restructures for future expansion Reading-based control and monitoring company, Farmex, and its associate company Suffolk-based Dicam Technology, have been restructured. Farmex managing director, Hugh Crabtree, is now the sole owner of Farmex, while Mark Nowell, Dicam’s managing director, will have 74 per cent of that company with Crabtree owning 26 per cent. BHR Communications Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Spring is well and truly celebrated at The Judge's Lodging! The Judge’s Lodging in Presteigne, on the Powys border with Herefordshire, opened its doors at the beginning of March for what promises to be a bumper season of exhibitions, family activities and the usual Victorian fun. Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kuhn mowers, balers and rakes on display at Grassland UK Kuhn Farm Machinery will have a wide selection of hay and silage making equipment on display at this year’s Grassland UK event. Being held at the Bath and West Showground on 7th May 2015, Kuhn will be running a series of machinery demonstrations on a five-acre plot, with the following machines set to take centre stage: ABC Limited Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Buoyant First Land Sale of 2015 Confident Bidding and Buying at Opening Land Sale of the Season newsroom - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Innovation on-line gives seasonal solutions A new website detailing the pioneering crop research and seasonal agronomy challenges on the nationwide Syngenta Innovation Centres now gives growers early-warning of potential problems, and practical solutions to make better decisions. newsroom - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Pastor gets the ‘Pro’ treatment Dow AgroSciences is introducing a new, improved formulation of its broad-spectrum herbicide Pastor called PastorPro. It will join DoxstarPro and GrazonPro in the company’s portfolio of grassland products. newsroom - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT The National Beef Association (NBA) announce results of their Big Farm Survey The NBA carried out a survey within its members to ascertain their feelings and concerns towards whole life assurance. 523 respondents from throughout England gave their views to a series of 12 questions. newsroom - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT £3.2 million boost for rural businesses Ngage Solutions has been awarded £3.2 million LEADER funding to support farmers, foresters, rural businesses and communities. Grants of up to £50,000 will become available between 2015-2020 to support projects that create jobs, help businesses to grow and benefit the rural economy. Love Communication Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT BGS-DairyCo-EBLEX join forces to deliver seminars at Grassland UK BGS, DairyCo and EBLEX are organising a diverse programme of technical seminars to run in 30-minute slots at Grassland UK this year. This much-respected one-day triennial show returns to the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset on 7 May. Sara Gregson Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmers tax changes bring welcome relief Increased flexibility which allows farmers to average their profits over five years for tax purposes instead of two have been applauded by a leading rural tax specialist. Henry Pepper PR & Communications Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Harrison and Hetherington to host the largest sale of pedigree Holstein Friesian Bulls in UKHarri Harrison & Hetherington have just announced the date of the hotly anticipated and largest UK show and sale of pedigree Holstein Friesian Bulls. Taking place on Wednesday 8th April at Borderway Mart the sale comprises of 73 Holstein and 7 British Friesian bulls including 7 special Red & Whites. newsroom - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Oxford Real Farming Conference set to examine the link between farming and social entrepreneurship On April 15th the Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Funding for Enlightened Agriculture will host two events examining the links between farming and social entrepreneurship, focusing on Community Supported Agriculture and Microdairies. The events are organised as part of Marmalade, a new platform for social change events, which launches on the 13th – 17th April in Oxford. newsroom - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Oxford Real Farming Conference set to examine the link between farming and social entrepreneurship Oxford Real Farming Conference set to examine the link between farming and social entrepreneurship this Spring. newsroom - Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Dairy heifers peak at £2,420 as trade remains strong at Shrewsbury mart The dairy trade at Shrewsbury Auction Centre has remained good throughout the challenging time for the industry and now shows signs of sharpening with spring approaching, report auctioneers Halls. Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Support British sheep farmers this Easter With lamb consumption doubling at Easter, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for people to support British farmers and buy home-grown lamb when choosing their roast. National Sheep Association Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Strong trade as Bishops Castle store cattle entries up on same time last year An entry of 325 store cattle was up on the same time last year as auctioneers Halls reported an “extremely strong” trade at Bishops Castle Auction last Thursday, March 19 despite the negative beef price fluctuations. Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT BVD Uncovered in Online ‘Ask The Expert’ Sessions Dairy and beef farmers will have the opportunity to put their key questions about Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) to disease expert Dr Richard Booth MRCVS during two interactive webinars in April. ABC Limited Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT CLA’s HS2 campaign receives boost from Planning Minister The CLA campaign for a fair deal for rural businesses affected by HS2 has received a boost through action from the Planning Minister to address a major business concern. newsroom - Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT The Budget: major milestones on compulsory purchase and rural broadband, says CLA The CLA, which represents more than 33,000 landowners, farmers and rural businesses across England and Wales, has responded to the announcements about compulsory purchase reform and delivery of broadband to rural areas made in today’s Budget speech. newsroom - Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trip to NSA Sheep Event proves lucky for new member Sheep farmer Chris Mallaber found his trip to the NSA Central Region Winter Fair so enjoyable and informative that he decided to sign up as an NSA member on the day – and then went on a few weeks later to be the lucky winner of a NSA prize draw as the result. National Sheep Association Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Catch your 2015 Grant Window of opportunity now open for the Countryside Stewardship: Water Capital Grants 2015 Carlisle based H&H Land and Property today announced that the window for the submission of applications for this year’s Countryside Stewardship Water Capital Grants will be open between 2nd March and 30th April 2015. Applications will be managed as a paper-based system this year with the assessments being carried out in May 2015 and approved in June 2015. newsroom - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Landowners welcome new law to deal with fly-grazed horses Landowners have welcomed a new law passed today (18 March) which gives them greater powers to deal with horses left illegally on their land. newsroom - Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Landia slurry mixer gets beneath the surface at award-winning Worthy Farm in Pilton Landia slurry mixer gets beneath the surface at award-winning Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, home of the Glastonbury Festival. newsroom - Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Delays and changes slow down registration for new payment scheme With the application period for claiming the new Basic Payment fast approaching, chartered surveyor Charlotte Rogerson at Berrys is updating farmers about the registration and application process. newsroom - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT NSA member rewarded for recruitment effort An NSA member who encouraged his workman to sign up and join the organisation has been rewarded for his recruitment efforts with a brand new Shearwell EID stick reader kit, worth £910. National Sheep Association Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Double action Symetra to drive up oilseed yields New oilseed rape fungicide from Syngenta – Designed for application at flowering – Combines two complementary actives – Enhanced disease control and positive green leaf retention newsroom - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Andigestion Launches Food Waste Collection services in Gloucestershire Andigestion, the UK anaerobic digestion innovator has launched its first dedicated food collection service for the hospitality and catering sector. The service that operates across Gloucestershire offers pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges the opportunity to recycle their food waste instead of sending it to landfill. Andigestion has targeted schools initially and already have over one hundred and fifty 240L wheelie bins in circulation collecting waste food. newsroom - Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farming and Land Experts to Host Free Shrewsbury Legal Seminar Key issues affecting Shropshire’s farming and rural communities will be central to an annual Spring seminar set to be held in March. Henry Pepper PR & Communications Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT On-farm Demonstration of Anaerobic Digestion Systems H&H Land and Property, in association with AWS Power and Clydesdale Bank, is hosting a farm educational tour on March 26th with Anaerobic Digestion (AD) as the focus. newsroom - Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Planning and Prevention to Improve Profitability In this the third guide being published, by The National Beef Association (NBA) to help farmers protect the Health of their Herd, Charlie Maclaren Chair of the NBA’s Animal Health Committee Looks at Planning and Prevention. newsroom - Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Residential village development site in Shropshire on market for £1,475,000 A unique residential development opportunity for up to 30 dwellings has arisen in a prime village location in Shropshire. Heather Jones Communications LImited Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Safeguarding your herd - Biosecurity In this, the second advisory guide being published by The National Beef Association’s (NBA) Animal Health Committee, they look at on farm Bio-security. The aim of these unique guides is to help beef farmers protect the health of their herds, and to ensure that they have the correct protocols in place. newsroom - Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Farmers Have Your Say The National Beef Association (NBA) has launched an Independent survey to determine livestock farmer’s opinions on Red Tractor’s Proposal to introduce a whole life assurance for livestock. newsroom - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT NBA Beef Expo 2015 to host Future Beef Farmer Challenge A unique contest is being launched to test the skills, knowledge and abilities of teams and individual young beef farmers at this year’s National Beef Association (NBA) Beef Expo. newsroom - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Quality machinery on offer at South Shropshire farm dispersal auction An excellent range of good quality farm machinery and equipment, which has been utilised for cereal, potato and dairy enterprises on 1,700 acres of land in South Shropshire, will be going under the auctioneer’s hammer later this month. Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ruairidh MacKinnon is Lantra Scotland’s Agriculture Learner of the Year 2015 Ruairidh MacKinnon, aged 19 from Oban, has won the Agriculture Learner of the Year Award and was one of four winners of the prestigious CARAS awards at Lantra Scotland’s annual land-based and aquaculture learner of the year ceremony. Ryan Paxton, 20, from Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, took the runner up spot. newsroom - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Premier poultry show opener imminent at Skipton Skipton Auction Mart is this year staging a total of three Craven Feather Auctions Premier Poultry shows and sales of pure-bred poultry & waterfowl – and the first of them is scheduled to take place this month on Saturday, March 14. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brown back-to-back Beltex title win at Skipton A second successive monthly prime lamb championship was clinched by well-known North Yorkshire Beltex sheep breeders, husband and wife Martin and Val Brown, at Skipton Auction Mart’s March fixture. (Mon, March 2) Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Meryl Ward is New BPEX Chairman Lincolnshire pig farmer Meryl Ward has been chosen as an AHDB board member and chairman of BPEX to take over from Stewart Houston who has stepped down. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Store cattle trade exceeds expectation at Bishops Castle Auction Auctioneers Halls conducted a successful sale of 250 store cattle on behalf of the Bishops Castle & District Quality Cattle Association at Bishops Castle Auction on Thursday last week. Duncan Foulkes Public Relations Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brian Lund double at Skipton prime cattle showcase A pair of home-bred Limousin-cross heifers from Calderdale’s Brian Lund secured championship and reserve championship honours at Skipton Auction Mart’s March prime cattle show and sale. (Mon, March 2) Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT New Peanut Food Scare Highlights the Need for Supplier Compliance Software The UK has been warned by industry experts that a new food crisis could be on the horizon, and be much more serious than the horsemeat scandal. A bad cumin harvest in India has had repercussions around the globe, and it is feared that fraudsters are replacing cumin with almonds and peanuts – which could have fatal consequences for the UK’s half a million nut and legume allergy sufferers. newsroom - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantled and the future for young sheep farmers jeopardised, says the National Sheep Association (NSA) and Tenant Farmers Association (TFA). National Sheep Association Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT