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New Holland regains Guinness title for harvesting

New Holland regains Guinness title for harvesting
21-10-2014 02:42 AM | News, Shows and Events
NFU Cymru supports Future Farmers of Wales
Members of Wales’ rural group, Future Farmers of Wales, were delighted to receive a donation for £500 from farming union, NFU Cymru, recently. On p...
New Holland regains Guinness title for harvesting
New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the Guinness World Records title, harvesting 797.656 tonnes of wheat in eight hours with the world's most powerf...
17-10-2014 09:48 AM | Crops, News, Shows and Events
Potato supply chain 'in focus' at November conference
‘From seed to ware’, this year’s Seed Industry Event (SIE14) on 25 November, at the Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, widens its’ appeal to the whole supply...
New McCormick tractor ranges to make their debut at AgriScot
Four new McCormick tractor designs are set to make their AgriScot debut at the 2014 event on November 19 at Ingliston, Edinburgh. Manufacturer Argo...
16-10-2014 09:24 AM | Shows and Events, News
Princess Royal to attend Royal Welsh Winter Fair
The Princess Royal has accepted an invitation to attend the 25th Royal Welsh Winter Fair which will be celebrating the silver jubilee. It will be h...
15-10-2014 11:56 AM | News, Shows and Events
British farming 'must be more ambitious', says Oxford Farming Chairman
For the British farming industry to thrive we must be more ambitious, according to Richard Whitlock, chairman of the Oxford Farming Conference who was...
15-10-2014 06:55 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, NFU, Shows and Events
Winner of NFU Dairy Stockperson of the Year announced
Carl Poole, from Meifod, Powys, has been announced as the winner of the 2014 NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award during t...
JCB launches new Fastrac 4000 series
A new chapter in the JCB Fastrac story begins this autumn when production of the all-new Fastrac 4000 Series tractors gets underway. Set to enter a...
14-10-2014 01:58 AM | News, Shows and Events
Welsh government Director to address NFU farm meeting
Andrew Slade, Director of Agriculture, Food and Marine for Welsh Government, will be the guest speaker at the next Brecon and Radnor NFU Cymru on farm...
14-10-2014 01:57 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Business efficiency training on offer for English sheep enterprises
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is encouraging English sheep producers to take advantage of subsidised business efficiency training workshops thi...
13-10-2014 09:28 AM | News, Shows and Events
Industry speakers confirmed for 2015 Norfolk Farming Conference
Industry-leading speakers have been confirmed for the next Norfolk Farming Conference, which takes place on 12 February 2015. The 2015 conference ...
13-10-2014 04:25 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
Union proposes new farmed environment forum
NFU Scotland has contacted key Scottish politicians this week asking them to consider a new forum to debate environmental matters that have implicatio...
09-10-2014 09:45 AM | Appointments, News, Shows and Events
Apprenticeship scheme celebrates matching 300 placements
An industry-led apprenticeship scheme which is encouraging young people into careers in agriculture have now matched over 300 young people in apprenti...
09-10-2014 09:33 AM | News, Shows and Events
FUW hosts farm visit with deputy Minister
The Farmers’ Union of Wales Denbighshire branch recently hosted a successful farm visit (October 2) with deputy Minister for farming and food, Rebecca...
08-10-2014 01:46 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep, Shows and Events
Keeping up with the next generation of livestock farmers
The NFU has teamed up with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Warwickshire Rural Hub to focus on the potential that precision agriculture has for th...
Shrewsbury machinery auction attracts New Zealand and European buyers
Buyers from as far away as New Zealand added to the competitive bidding at auctioneers Halls’ successful bi-monthly plant and agricultural machinery a...
Lister Wilder scoops Farm Machinery Dealer of the Year award
Lister Wilder has been named as Farm Machinery Dealer of the Year to round off a run in which the company also achieved a second successive five-star ...
07-10-2014 07:43 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
UK Dairy Day success promises exciting 2015 event
UK Dairy Day promises to be even bigger and better next year, after enjoying success last month. The inaugural event attracted more than 6200 visi...
06-10-2014 04:12 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
UK success at World Young Shepherd Challenge
There was plenty of cause for celebration among the UK competitors in the World Young Shepherds Challenge in France on Wednesday. England took top pri...
06-10-2014 03:53 AM | News, Shows and Events
Equine Fair at the Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary is holding an Equine Fair on Saturday 11th October from 10am to 4pm. The fair features a packed programme of demonstrations an...
British Farming Awards: Zedlock 'Machinery Innovator of the Year' finalist
Zedlock has announced their selection as a finalist in the “Machinery Innovator of the Year” category of the British Farming Awards. The awards, ...
03-10-2014 06:52 AM | News, Shows and Events
Farmer Judi James 'relishes judging opportunity'
Judi James, 55, from Littlebredy in Dorchester, took her seat on this year’s judging panel to help decide the winner of UK Worker of the Year 2014, a ...
'Never a better time to get into the agricultural industry'
There has never been a better time to get into the agricultural industry. The world’s population is growing and the resulting demand for food presents...
02-10-2014 06:06 AM | Produce, Shows and Events, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Conference tackles sustainable agriculture and growing global demands
The challenges of delivering sustainable agriculture while meeting growing global demands for food will feature high on the agenda for this year’s AIC...
01-10-2014 07:37 AM | News, Renewables, Shows and Events
Carlisle open day gives farmers latest on wind power
A Cumbrian farmer who has installed the latest energy-saving wind turbine on his land is hosting an open day for farmers and land owners across the No...
01-10-2014 06:25 AM | News, Shows and Events
Schedules out for the 25th Royal Welsh Winter Fair
Livestock schedules for this year’s 25th Royal Welsh Winter Fair have been sent to over 5,500 potential exhibitors. First staged in 1990, this year...
29-09-2014 09:57 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
NFU attends Conservative Party conference
The NFU's Head of Government and Parliamentary Affairs, Matt Ware, says that the Conservative Party Conference is an vital opportunity for the NFU to ...
29-09-2014 04:33 AM | News, Shows and Events
New NFU Cymru Livestock Champion Award
NFU Cymru is launching a new Award to find the best livestock person working within the agricultural industry in Wales, with the Award winner receivin...
26-09-2014 07:17 AM | News, Shows and Events
Innovation and Business hubs new to Croptec 2014
Two brand new feature areas at CropTec 2014 focussing on the key areas of innovation and business have been introduced to help forward thinking grower...
25-09-2014 08:03 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Put farmers at the centre of global talks, Kendall urges
Peter Kendall, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), joined the UN Climate Summit in New York this week to ensure that farmers are no lo...
24-09-2014 15:48 PM | News, Shows and Events
Gravity defying athlete stuns sprint star Harry Aikines-Aryeetey in world's first track vs tree challenge
British 100m track star, former BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year and Commonwealth silver medallist, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, faced his biggest ...
24-09-2014 03:02 AM | News, Shows and Events
Taking the Countryside to the City
NFU Cymru will help bring the countryside and agriculture right to the heart of the city over the weekend for the Cardiff Country Fair - with celebrit...
22-09-2014 05:28 AM | News, Shows and Events
Green Energy Awards shortlist announced
Cutting edge technology and innovation is at the heart of an impressive 2014 shortlist for the prestigious annual Green Energy Awards, organised by Re...
22-09-2014 05:26 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
'Huge turnout' for Berkshire's Have a Go show
They came, they saw – and many of them had a go! The 2014 Royal County of Berkshire Show will be remembered as one which excelled for its particular b...
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...
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17-10-2014 03:57 AM
Farmers have their say on dairy crisis as prices show slight rise
"We need to keep it up and we need to intensify the protests, if we are to stop any further price cu...
16-10-2014 09:48 AM
NFU releases new video: “Back British Farming: How farmers protect the environment”
The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife an...
17-10-2014 09:18 AM
UK wheat plantings up 20%
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly a little easier - doing their best to resist pressure from fallin...
17-10-2014 09:52 AM
Dairy Council attacks Daily Express article on cancer
An article by the Daily Express linking dairy consumption to cancer have been branded as 'unfounded ...
16-10-2014 01:16 AM
Farmland 'outperforming major assets' as values increase further
The average value of farmland has increased by 12% so far in 2014, a 10-year increase second only to...