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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.

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edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Could Drones be Used to Herd Sheep?
A Harper Adams University alumnus, with assistance from University staff, is looking at the use of drones for sheep herding and is currently seeing positive results.
Equipment Financing for Agriculture – Which Way Should You Go? Agriculture is an industry with very high barriers to entry. High startup costs from buying land to upgrading current operations with large capital purchases such as new combines make agricultural businesses very expensive to run.
Review Calls for Shake Up of England’s National Parks
Major review calls for biggest shakeup of the running of England's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty since they were founded 70 years ago.
Sheep have a Vital Role in Tackling Climate Change
The National Sheep Association is contributing to the climate change emergency by correcting the many misleading statements being made that suggest sheep farming is causing a problem rather than being one of the solutions.
North Pennines Celebrates our ‘Natural Health Service’
Community groups, local businesses and residents have joined in national celebrations to showcase the special landscape of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
New Holland Launch T8 Genesis Tractor Series
New Holland Agriculture launches the new T8 GENESIS Series tractor with Precision Land Management Intelligence.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,190 sheep comprising of 3,031 prime lambs and 4,159 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th September 2019.
Mary Quicke MBE wins Dairy Industry Woman of the Year
Managing director of award-wining Quickes Cheese, Mary Quicke MBE, was announced as the 2019 Dairy Industry Woman of the Year winner at the Women in Dairy conference on 18th September.
Simon Concludes his Year as BVA President
Simon Doherty concluded his year as British Veterinary Association President with his final Presidential Address to delegates at the BVA Members' Day on Thursday 19th September.

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The Benefits of Attending Agricultural Shows for Farmers
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Farmers Warn Environment Protection Scheme Falls Short
Farmers have called for tougher policies as the government's 'post-Brexit agriculture scheme falls short.
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