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Jennifer Mackenzie

Stackyard News

edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

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

 2021-Mar-22
Identifing Natural Capital with NatCap Map
New, comprehensive, online tool helps farmers and landowners navigate post-EU subsidy regimes, as well as build their biodiversity and net zero carbon strategie
 2021-Mar-01
Genome Edited Wheat to Reduce Cancer Risk from Bread and Toast
Acrylamide forms during bread baking and its presence is further increased when bread is toasted, and the darker the toast, the more of this carcinogenic compound it contains.
 2021-Feb-16
Versatile Tractor/Tyre Combination Boosts Farm Efficiency
Investing in three identical John Deere 6250R tractors, capable of carrying out almost any task and equipped with the latest Michelin AxioBib 2 VF tyres to reduce soil compaction, has been key to improving operating efficiency for Bedfordshire-based Bedfordia Farms.
Cancellation of Children’s Countryside Day and Glendale Show
It is with very heavy hearts that Chairman Andrew Walton and the Board of Trustees of Glendale Agricultural Society have made the difficult decision to cancel the Children’s Countryside Day and Glendale Show.
 2021-Feb-02
New Agricultural Bank Oxbury Puts Farmers First
Following the announcement of its launch last month, Oxbury, the new specialist agricultural bank, has now fully launched its savings and loan operations, bringing UK farmers reassurance that they are being supported during an unpredictable time.
 2021-Jan-26
World Record for Sheepdog Pup at Skipton Sale
Welshman Kevin Evans was top dog on price yet again at Skipton Auction Mart’s first online working sheep dog sale of 2021, selling three fully broken dogs for a combined £35,600, while his father David established a new world record price of £6,100 for an unbroken pup.
 2021-Jan-22
Farming Language; Software Company Breaks Down Digital Barriers
Digitalisation has changed the way farmers record, curate and receive data. But with business-critical information now online, how easy is it to find what you are looking for? Not very, until now.
 2021-Jan-11
Europe’s Grey Partridge Population Plummets
94% of the European grey partridge population has been lost since 1980, according to a remarkable new bird atlas.
 2021-Jan-07
Crofting Federation Calls Brexit Deal an Inadequate Stitch-Up
The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has given its support to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament’s stance which declines to consent to the UK government’s Brexit trade deal.
 2021-Jan-05
New Year Prime Sheep Trade at CCM Skipton off to a Flyer
New Year sheep trade at Skipton Auction Mart got off to a flyer when the 1,545 prime hoggs on parade at the 2021 opener produced an overall selling average of 255 per kilo.
 2021-Jan-05
Hartleys Champion and Reserve at Skipton Rearing Calf Opener
The 2021 rearing calf show season began as the old one had ended with 2020 Christmas show victor, Alan Middleton, who trades under the family partnership of JP&KE Hartley at Lane House Farm, Beamsley, again standing champion.
 2020-Dec-10
Royal Highland Show Tickets Launched for 2021
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, organisers of Scotland’s biggest outdoor event, The Royal Highland Show, have launched tickets for the 2021 four-day event.
 2020-Dec-09
Hydraulic Folding Extends Enduro Cultivator Range
Kverneland’s Enduro compact tine cultivator range has been extended with the addition of hydraulic folding models that accompany existing 3m and 3.5m fixed-frame versions.
 2020-Dec-04
Murska 4000 - The Largest Grain Roller Mill on the Market
A new machine launched by feed preservation specialists, Kelvin Cave Ltd, is thought to be the largest roller mill on the UK and Irish marke

Nov 2020