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Jennifer Mackenzie

Stackyard News

edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

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

 2020-Aug-05
Fact-Checking Website Challenges Inaccuracies in Scientific Reporting
‘What the Science Says’ is a new website which sets out to challenge misinformation and misreporting of ecological science.
 2020-Aug-04
Total Clearance at Skipton Sheep Sales
Skipton Auction Mart’s second store lamb sale of the current season attracted another robust entry of 5,638 head, presented in fine bloom, with good, fresh looking sorts very much the order of the day.
 2020-Jul-29
Dairy Show Gets the Green Light for October
Dairy producers will at last be able to get out and about to meet colleagues, see new kit and hear from expert speakers, with the welcome news that the Dairy Show will go ahead on 7 October.
 2020-Jul-23
Green Light for Ground-Breaking Bovine TB Vaccine Field Trials
World-leading bovine tuberculosis (bTB) TB cattle vaccination trials are set to get underway in England and Wales as a result of a major breakthrough by government scientist.
 2020-Jul-15
New Breed Secretary at The British Limousin Cattle Society
The British Limousin Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Will Ketley as the new Breed Secretary from 1st July 2020
 2020-Jul-14
How Gene Edited Crops Can Avoid Making the Same Mistakes as GMOs
Despite their vast potential to help improve global food security while reducing pesticide use, many countries are extremely resistant to planting genetically modified crops.
 2020-Jul-13
Post-Brexit Farming and Climate Revolution
Post-Brexit DEFRA plans will bring climate-focused replacement to Countryside Stewardship and subsidy policy
 2020-Jul-09
Farmland Values Rising Due to Low Supply
The price of farmland rose by an average of 3% in England during the first six months of 2020 because of historically low supply and pent-up demand, according to latest figures from land and property specialists Strutt & Parker.
 2020-Jul-08
In Search of the Red Squirrel
The Red Squirrel Survival Trust is encouraging people to get out and about in Cumbria, as it is one of the few places left in the UK where you can spot a Red Squirrel in its native habitat.
 2020-Jul-03
Covid-19 Sees Increase in Countryside Trespass
Farmers and landowners are being advised to protect themselves from unwanted public rights of way being created, as the Covid-19 pandemic results in an increasing number of walkers in the countryside.
 2020-Jun-30
Rise in Contract Farming Breaks with Agricultural Tradition
With farming enterprises continually looking to improve business efficiency H&H Land & Estates provides an assessment of the benefits of Contract Farming Agreements.

June 2020