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‘Good trade’ at Bishops Castle sale of breeding sheep

‘Good trade’ at Bishops Castle sale of breeding sheep
18-09-2014 10:01 AM | News, Shows and Events
Real spider-men descend on Warwickshire for the ultimate climbing battle!
Warwickshire opens its doors to the world’s arborist and forestry community this week, as it hosts the Husqvarna World Pole Climbing Championships 201...
18-09-2014 05:02 AM | News, Shows and Events
Norfolk farmer sells collection of military vehicles
A 1945 Centurion tank, a 1940s US military truck, a 1930s Austin 8 military car and a parachute are among a collection of vintage military vehicles an...
18-09-2014 04:36 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
‘Good trade’ at Bishops Castle sale of breeding sheep
Auctioneers Halls reported a “good trade” with buyers from near and far at a highly successful sale of 6,000 breeding sheep held at the Love Lane site...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
17-09-2014 05:53 AM | News, Shows and Events, Cattle
Dairy Show 'boasts genetics of the future'
Calf showing can sometimes be seen as a poor relation compared to the excitement of dairy interbreed championships – but it is the foundation on which...
New John Deere combine developments for 2015
John Deere is introducing the new five-walker W330 and six-walker W440 entry level combine harvesters for the 2015 season. Offering reliability and si...
FUW brings taste of rural life to Cardiff Country Fair
The Farmers' Union of Wales will welcome visitors to the Cardiff Country Fair at the end of the month with a taste of rural life and food production i...
Win £1000 off your next fertiliser order
Quality fertiliser is the key to yield and that holds true whether it’s applied to grass, other forage or arable crops so this great prize of £1000 to...
12-09-2014 05:20 AM | News, Shows and Events
Proven vigour required for late sowings
Some parts of the UK are struggling to finish harvest and consequently to get their winter oilseed rape drilled. Those that have been pushed into late...
11-09-2014 03:08 AM | Finance, News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Realise ram investment post sale
Farmers who have purchased rams at this year’s Cydectin Kelso Ram Sale are reminded to manage their performance post sale to maximise returns from the...
09-09-2014 09:23 AM | News, Shows and Events
Innovative dairy product wins top award
A temperature-monitoring bolus which spots signs of illness in dairy cattle up to two days before any physical signs appear has won a major award for ...
09-09-2014 09:01 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Time running out to enter Dairy Stockperson Award
Time is running out to enter the NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Dairy Stockperson Award, which recognises dedicated, committed and enthusiastic dairy stock ma...
08-09-2014 05:02 AM | News, Shows and Events
Lochaber Conservation grazing project's Show success
Forestry Commission Scotland use of Highland cattle to manage conservation grazing sites across the National Forest Estate has met with double success...
05-09-2014 06:39 AM | News, Produce, Shows and Events
British food and farming in global spotlight at IFAJ Congress this week
Thursday 4th September marks the start of the keenly awaited 5 day International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) 2014 Congress. ‘Inn...
05-09-2014 05:17 AM | News, Shows and Events
Deputy Minister visits NFU Cymru’s Presidents Farm
Bovine TB, livestock movement rules and the Wales Rural Development Plan (RDP) were the three key issues raised by NFU Cymru President, Stephen James,...
04-09-2014 08:22 AM | Produce, Shows and Events, Supermarkets, News
Red Tractor joins food festival celebrations
Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) joined thousands of hungry festival goers last week as The Big Feastival opened its gates. Hosted by Alex James and Ja...
02-09-2014 15:12 PM | News, Shows and Events
FUW holds successful abattoir talks over a “Pie and Pint” at Anglesey show
The Farmers’ Union of Wales Anglesey branch held a pie and a pint evening reception at this year’s Anglesey County Show to open up discussions about t...
Micron precision sprayers to premier at APF event
Micron Group, manufacturers of precision spraying equipment, have announced their inaugural attendance at APF, UK’s leading forestry and arboricultura...
02-09-2014 03:50 AM | News, Shows and Events
FUW’s ‘wooden horse’ race night for children’s hospices a great success
Farmers' Union of Wales Glamorgan and Gwent branches enjoyed a hugely successful wooden horse race night in aid of union president Emyr Jones' charity...
FUW reveals speakers for autumn conference
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has today revealed its speakers for its upcoming autumn conference themed ‘Joint ventures in farming – myth breaking and m...
02-09-2014 03:38 AM | News, Shows and Events
FUW stalwart honoured for services to Welsh Agriculture
Glamorganshire beef and sheep farmer and long standing South Wales special member of the Farmers' Union of Wales finance and organisation committee Lo...
New Holland tractor joins Notting Hill carnival parade
Joining the world famous music and colour of the weekend-long Notting Hill carnival this year was the blue of a New Holland tractor. The appearanc...
01-09-2014 05:22 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Innovative dairy hygiene products at the UK Dairy Day
For the dairy industry, lameness remains one of the most significant welfare issues affecting productivity, with over half the average dairy herd expe...
29-08-2014 04:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet
A woman from Dorset has just completed what could be the world’s longest corn dolly measuring over 65 feet. The 20metre long intricately woven dol...
29-08-2014 03:45 AM | Grassland, News, Shows and Events
Grassland Farmer of the Year 2014: Final round completed
The judges of the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Award criss-crossed the UK last week (18-22 August), visiting the three 2014 finalists at their far...
28-08-2014 02:20 AM | Sheep, Shows and Events, News
NSA ram sale honours retiring committee members
Two staunch members of the NSA Wales and Border Ram Sales were honoured in a ceremony at the early Builth sale on Monday 4th August, to mark their ret...
28-08-2014 02:17 AM | News, Property News, Shows and Events
Farmers reminded of dangers of rail line crossings
With the re-opening of the Cambrian rail line between Harlech and Pwllheli to engineering trains earlier this month, which is to be followed shortly b...
21-08-2014 09:45 AM | News, Shows and Events
NFU Cymru & NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson Award
Dairy stock managers are being recognised today at Denbigh and Flint Show by NFU Cymru and NFU Mutual with the launch of its annual Welsh Dairy Stockp...
21-08-2014 05:08 AM | News, Shows and Events
Farm Cycle Challenge charity donations top £42k
Former NFU President Peter Kendall and Oxford Farming Conference Chairman Richard Whitlock’s Farm Cycle Challenge has now raised more than £42,000 for...
21-08-2014 04:54 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Farmers all set for 'Love Scotch Lamb' weekend
Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with lamb at 12 ven...
20-08-2014 06:22 AM | News, Shows and Events
Satellite tractor joins show adventure
The countryside adventure that will unfold for next month’s Royal County of Berkshire Show promises to take visitors on a journey both backwards and f...
18-08-2014 04:40 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Frome Show: 'Wonderful opportunity to see top quality show cattle'
Frome's Annual Show, the Cheese Show as it’s been known locally for many years, is fast becoming one of the South West’s most important one day agricu...
18-08-2014 04:01 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
NFU President to attend Pembrokeshire County Show
NFU President, Meurig Raymond and NFU Cymru Pembrokeshire County Chairman, Mike Plumb, will start the press briefing with a photo opportunity. They wi...
New elite short gestatiuon Angus sire joins Sterling Sires
A new British-bred Aberdeen Angus bull offering minus 4.9 days gestation length has joined the Sterling Sires line up. Oakchurch Duke N121 has calving...
15-08-2014 07:56 AM | News, Shows and Events
Farmer Forum at Pembrokeshire Show
NFU Cymru is holding a Farmer Forum at this year’s Pembrokeshire Show when both the NFU President and the NFU Cymru President will be available to ans...
15-08-2014 07:05 AM | News, Shows and Events
NFU roadshow at Monmouthshire Show
Celebrity farmer Johnny Ball and the NFU Let’s Talk Farming roadshow will be visiting Monmouthshire Show later this month. The inimitable Johnny Ba...
14-08-2014 06:22 AM | News, Shows and Events
East of England Potato Day 2014
Potato Council technical executive, Chris Steele who is organising the event says, “The technical event will provide growers, agronomists and advisors...
13-08-2014 05:03 AM | News, Shows and Events
FUW hosts ‘wooden horse’ race night for children’s hospices
The Farmers’ Union of Wales Glamorgan and Gwent branches are organising a wooden horse race night for union president Emyr Jones' charity fund for chi...
13-08-2014 04:59 AM | Shows and Events, News
Environment & Animal Welfare: British Science Festival
Discover the latest studies and approach as humanity battles with its biggest threat, climate change. Meet the scientists preparing humanity for the u...
13-08-2014 04:53 AM | News, Shows and Events
Great Taste 2014 stars announced
Out of 10,000 food and drink entries into Great Taste 2014 the list of stars is now available and it reads with as much thrill and anticipation as a t...
12-08-2014 09:48 AM | Shows and Events, News, Renewables
FUW hosts range of activities at Pembrokeshire Show
The Farmers' Union of Wales stand at this month's Pembrokeshire County Show (August 19-21) will provide showgoers the opportunity to discuss issues of...
12-08-2014 04:58 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Future proofing businesses at the Dairy Show
Dairy farmers will be examining ways to future-proof their businesses at the Dairy Show this autumn, as global commodity markets enter a weaker phase....
12-08-2014 03:07 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events, Supermarkets
Beef price top topic at Anglesey Show
Day one of the Anglesey Show is underway and the current beef price situation is putting the future of the Island’s beef farmers’ in jeopardy, NFU Cym...
11-08-2014 14:20 PM | News, Shows and Events
FUW embraces year of the family farm at Denbigh & Flint county show
The Farmers’ Union of Wales is promoting its latest campaign "Supporting Family Farms Since 1955" at the Denbigh & Flint county show (August 21) by ha...
11-08-2014 11:39 AM | Arable, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Potato advertising campaign set to drive sales
Mums will be encouraged to trade-up from generic whites to a named potato variety this autumn, as Potato Council embarks on a high profile consumer ad...
09-08-2014 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Renewables, Shows and Events
AD Conference focuses on optimising plant productivity
‘Building an AD plant is just the start of operating a productive and profitable facility’ was a key message to delegates from all sectors of the indu...
09-08-2014 03:31 AM | Agri Safety, News, Shows and Events
NFU to urge for farm safety at Glamorgan Show
With agriculture being one of Britain’s most dangerous industries, the NFU will be using next week’s Vale of Glamorgan Show to remind farmers and thei...
Shielded sprayer for ornamental horticulture to be presented
Manufacturer of precision sprayers and applicators, Micron Group, will present its tractor-mounted Varidome band sprayer and a range of portable equip...
07-08-2014 10:43 AM | News, Shows and Events
Plymouth academic to address global aquaculture conferences in China
A world-leading aquaculture expert will represent Plymouth University at two major conferences examining the future of the global food industry. Pr...
07-08-2014 10:10 AM | News, Shows and Events
World champion wool handler Hilary Bond on top form
Leading English wool handler, Devon-based Hilary Bond has enjoyed a great competitive season this year, topped by being named world champion earlier i...
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