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Jennifer Mackenzie

Stackyard News

edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Agricultural, Environmental, Countryside and Farming News from the UK and beyond.

 2020-Mar-27
SEISS will be Lifeline for Many in Rural Sector
Yesterday, the Chancellor gave details of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme which will provide a lifeline for many sole traders and partnerships in the rural sector and that must be welcomed.
 2020-Mar-27
Farmers Hit by Floods Urged to Claim Costs
Fisher German’s Ian McKenzie is urging farmers and landowners to check if they are eligible to claim from The Farming Recovery Fund to help cover the costs of damages.
 2020-Mar-26
Longtown Primestock Sale C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 864 sheep comprising of 623 prime hoggs and 241 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th March 2020.
 2020-Mar-26
Could Spray Drones be Used to Tackle COVID-19 Infection Hotspots?
Harper Adams University is planning to offer drone sprayer training to qualified emergency services drone pilots.
 2020-Mar-24
Positive Livestock Auction Market Throughput Figures Released for England and Wales

Throughput figures show healthy picture and good demand during challenging year.

 2020-Mar-20
Business Interruption Insurance Won't Cover for Coronavirus

Farmers and rural businesses are being urged to take all necessary precautions and minimise risks of interruption to business operations, as they will not be covered for any closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.


 2020-Mar-20
Farmers Urged to Check Farm Management Plans

Farmers are being urged to check their farm insurance policies and farm management plans, with recent extreme weather conditions highlighting the need for sufficient cover in the event of a disaster.


 2020-Mar-20
Auction Marts Open for Business says LAA

The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association has confirmed that auction marts are open for business, as it announces its latest guidance updates amid the coronavirus outbreak.


 2020-Mar-20
Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 9,230 sheep comprising of 6,189 prime hoggs and 3,041 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th March 2020.


 2020-Mar-17
Deosan Launches a New Generation of Teat Disinfectants

A new generation of hygiene products from Deosan, developed to fulfil the needs of every modern dairy farm, has been launched to the market.


 2020-Mar-17
John Deere Guidance Without Guidance Lines

John Deere has launched its new award-winning AutoTrac Vision system for selected tractor and self-propelled sprayer models.


 2020-Mar-17
Hexham YFC Calf Wintering Competition

Hexham & Northern Marts held the culmination of their Eleventh Annual YFC Calf Wintering Competition over two days and once again the event proved a resounding success.


 2020-Mar-13
Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 8,224 sheep comprising of 4,932 prime hoggs and 3,292 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th March 2020.


 2020-Mar-13
Consider a Career for Life in Agricultural Engineering

Next generation urged to consider a career in agricultural engineering and earn while you learn and gain an industry approved qualification recognised the world-over.


 2020-Mar-13
New Facility to Boost Research into Animal and Human Health

A world-leading research facility that will provide unprecedented insights into livestock and human health has opened.


 2020-Mar-13
Neilston Show 2020 - Cancelled

The show committeee have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Neilston Cattle Show which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 2nd May.


 2020-Mar-13
Budget 2020: A First Glance at its Impact on Farming

If you listened carefully to the Budget you would have heard a collective sigh of relief across the countryside in Great Britain as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that red diesel tax relief will be abolished, but not for agriculture, rail, fishing and domestic heating.


 2020-Mar-11
Demand from Commercial Sector Drives Charolais Prices

The market was packed to the rafters for the Charolais sale at Dungannon on Friday 6 March, where bidding peaked at 6,200gns and 33 bulls sold to average £3,465.00 up £86.00 on last year.


 2020-Mar-11
Jersey Event a First in the North

Craven Cattle Mart and Kivells are delighted to announce an inaugural joint venture for April 2020, when they will join forces to bring an exciting Jersey consignment sale to Skipton.


 2020-Mar-11
North of England Grouse Seminar

Almost 200 delegates gathered in Harrogate for the 12th North of England Grouse Seminar run by the GWCT’s Uplands Research Team.


 2020-Mar-11
NBA Beef Expo 2020 Judges Confirmed

Gwyn Edwards of Corwen, Denbighshire will be judging the Native and Continental classes, as well as the Supreme Championships.


 2020-Mar-11
Centenary Show to Celebrate Swaledale Sheep

The Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association is to mark its 100th year with a one-off celebration show at J36 Rural Centre on Sunday 7th June 2020.


 2020-Mar-11
Henry Flies High with Championship Coup on Poultry Show Debut

Making his first-ever foray into the poultry show arena, Henry Bailey made an immediate impact when flying away with championship honours at Craven Premier Poultry Spring show and sale.


 2020-Mar-06
NBA Announce Beef Expo 2020 Farm Tours

Two informative and educational farm tours have been confirmed in the Darlington area for Wednesday 27th May, ahead of the NBA Beef Expo 20.


 2020-Mar-06
Ewbank's take Craven Champions Title

Nidderdale husband and wife, Mark and Fee Ewbank, were awarded the supreme championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Craven Champions highlight for 2019-born store cattle with show potential.


 2020-Mar-06
Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,037 sheep comprising of 4,316 prime hoggs and 2,721 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th March 2020.


 2020-Mar-06
Latest JCB Compact Wheel Loaders are more Fuel Efficient

Latest versions of the JCB 407 and 409 compact loading shovels and the JCB TM180 and TM220 telescopic wheeled loaders and are more fuel efficient.


 2020-Mar-06
Vets Welcome Defra Response to Bovine TB

The British Veterinary Association has welcomed Defra's response to the recommendations set out by the 2018 Godfray Review as a significant step in the right direction in the fight against bovine tuberculosis in England.


 2020-Mar-06
RABDF Raises Concerns over Red Diesel Levy

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is urging the Government ahead of next week's budget not to remove the subsidy for red diesel in agriculture over fears it will have grave consequences for the sector.


 2020-Mar-03
Vets say Consider all Options before Castrating Young Rams

To help improve animal welfare standards for sheep, leading vets recommend that castration of ram lambs should only be carried out when there are no suitable alternatives available.


 2020-Mar-03
Charolais Averages up at Aberdeen

Charolais trade was led by a strong commercial interest at the Aberdeen and Northern Marts multibreed Spring show on Wednesday 26 February, where Charolais averages climbed by £481.25 from last year.


 2020-Mar-03
Historic Day as 750,000th Backhoe rolls off JCB Production Line

JCB today celebrated a unique milestone as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line.


 2020-Mar-03
Rural Sector Could Face Significant Change in the Budget

Wednesday 11 March marks the date for Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget. The rumour mill has been working overtime in advance of that with a number of issues critical to the rural – and in particular the farming – sector flagged up.


Feb 2020