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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.

Jennifer Mackenzie


edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Industry Calls for ‘Gove Guarantee’ on Agri-Environment Schemes
Farming and green organisations have come together to seek a guarantee from Michael Gove that farmers and land managers who sign up to agri-environment schemes before the UK leaves the EU are not penalised post-Brexit.
Pasture-Fed Livestock Association Seeks New Chairman
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, which champions livestock farmers who produce high quality beef, lamb and dairy without feeding any grains to their animals, is seeking a new chairman.
Maximise Woodland Potential with Proper Prior Planning
The Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation scheme’s grant will soon be opening to UK landowners.
Addingham Sheepbreeders Raise Close on £3,500
Lambs sold in aid of charity again went under the hammer at Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association’s 11th annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
Rural Communities Let Down by Local Planning Authorities
Rural areas are still being prevented from building much needed new homes by local planning authorities.
Scottish LFASS Grant to be Paid in Full
Scottish Hill farmers and crofters can now expect to receive 100% of their 2018 Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) grant, it has been confirmed.
CLAAS Experiencing Profitable Growth
CLAAS, one of the leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery worldwide, was able to increase its sales slightly in the 2017 financial year to 3.76 billion euros.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,883 prime lambs and 4,277 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th December 2017.

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