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Stackyard News - December 2017

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

 2017-Dec-29
NOAH’s Review of 2017 – Brexit has been Key
2017 has been an exceptionally busy year for the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), with Brexit straddling every activity.
 2017-Dec-29
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,342 prime lambs, 666 store lambs and 3,727 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th December 2017.
 2017-Dec-22
Global Wood Production Growth Accelerates
The surge has been driven by economic growth, new manufacturing capacities in Eastern Europe and demand for biofuel.
 2017-Dec-22
Chair of Northumberland Young Farmers Announced
Renowned Livestock Auctioneer, Adam Grieve has taken up the role of County Chairman for Northumberland Federation of Young Farmers.
 2017-Dec-22
More Frequent Testing to Boost Fight Against Bovine TB
Grants for badger vaccination schemes and six-monthly testing in high risk areas will help to prevent disease and catch it more quickly.
 2017-Dec-22
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 3,821 prime lambs and 4,767 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st December 2017.
 2017-Dec-20
Dairy-Tech to Showcase New Ideas and Concepts
Holland’s floating dairy farm, 3D printing and drones have been confirmed among the exhibits at the brand new Dairy-Tech event.
 2017-Dec-20
Mike Storey Wins Potato Industry Honour
Dr Mike Storey has been awarded the John Green Memorial Trophy for his exceptional contribution to the British potato industry.
 2017-Dec-20
Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2018 Judges Announced
Harrison & Hetherington have announced an outstanding line-up of British and International judges for their flagship dairy showcase, Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2018.
 2017-Dec-20
Krone Sales Reach Record €1.9 billion
Bucking the trend – this is an appropriate way to describe the growth of the Krone Group over the past few financial years.
 2017-Dec-20
Krone Sales Reach Record €1.9 billion
Bucking the trend – this is an appropriate way to describe the growth of the Krone Group over the past few financial years.
 2017-Dec-20
Uist Crofters Call for Wild Geese Management
The Scottish Crofting FederationBoard and Council endorsed support for Uist crofters in their campaign for Scottish Government to fund reduction of wild geese which are devastating the grazings and the environmentally sensitive machair.
 2017-Dec-20
Make New Year Resolution to Sharpen Up on Health and Safety
Farms and estates should use the New Year as an opportunity to review their approach to health and safety and make sure they have appropriate policies in place to minimise the risks.
 2017-Dec-18
Recharging Rural - Research into Rural Communities
The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced funding of research into rural communities with Scotland’s Rural College.
 2017-Dec-18
Shepherds Missing a Stress-Free Profit Opportunity
One in five sheep producers are still cross-fostering third lambs onto single-bearing ewes and about 30% are continuing to bottle-feed orphans.
 2017-Dec-18
Farmers to Drive Change at Cereals 2018
Farmers are really driving change behind the fresh new Cereals Event, with the inaugural meeting of the Farmer Advisory Board sparking lively debate and plenty of bright ideas.
 2017-Dec-18
CLA Condems Lack of Rural Mobile Coverage
Eight of ten people across the countryside do not have access to 4G mobile coverage, according to a report by the telecoms regulator Ofcom published on 15 December.
 2017-Dec-18
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.
 2017-Dec-15
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.
 2017-Dec-15
Maximise Woodland Potential with Proper Prior Planning
The Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation scheme’s grant will soon be opening to UK landowners.
 2017-Dec-15
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.
 2017-Dec-15
Rural Communities Let Down by Local Planning Authorities
Rural areas are still being prevented from building much needed new homes by local planning authorities.
 2017-Dec-15
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.
 2017-Dec-15
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.

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 2017-Dec-15
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.
 2017-Dec-13
Five Steps to Better Calf Health
UK dairy and beef producers concerned about calf health can now ask their vet for a detailed, score-based audit of their youngstock rearing system.
 2017-Dec-13
SCOPS Liver Fluke Update
The National Animal Disease Information Service reports that the summer of 2017 has been one of the wettest on record, with higher than average rainfall in the period from May to October in many parts of the UK.
 2017-Dec-13
Polaris Lines Up 2018 Models at Lamma
Polaris has lined up an extensive and impressive display of 2018 models for the LAMMA show.
 2017-Dec-13
Show Principals Top Skipton Beltex Winter Highlight
Both the champion and the reserve champion went on to head the selling prices, though in reverse order, at The Northern Beltex Society’s sixth annual winter show and sale of pedigree in-lamb ewes at Skipton Auction Mart.
 2017-Dec-13
Grahams Natalie Smashes Limousin Weaned Calf Record
A strong year of pedigree Limousin sales closed with a record breaking trade at the Red Ladies Derby and Weaned Calf Show and Sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 8th December 2017.
 2017-Dec-11
New UK Chief Veterinary Officer Appointed
Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK’s next Chief Veterinary Officer.
 2017-Dec-11
Higher Animal Welfare Standards Post-Brexit
The Secretary of State, Michael Gove joins Conservative calls for higher animal welfare and environmental standards post-Brexit.
 2017-Dec-11
Timber Supply Exhausted in 10 Years
Another ten years — that is approximately how long sustainable forestry will be able to satisfy the continuously growing demand for wood.
 2017-Dec-08
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 43 cattle, 6,105 prime lambs and 5,624 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th December 2017.
 2017-Dec-01
Success of Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference
The Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference held in Portlaoise on November 25 was well attended by farm accident survivors, their families, friends and neighbours.
 2017-Dec-01
Upgrade for New Holland LM Telehandlers
New Holland six to nine metre LM telehandlers have been upgraded to include new Tier 4B compliant engines.
 2017-Dec-01
The Tractor Shop Appointed McCormick Dealers
A Lincolnshire agricultural engineering firm hopes that taking on a mainstream tractor franchise will secure jobs and help the business expand.
 2017-Dec-01
Countryside Stewardship to be Simplified
Four new Countryside Stewardship offers will be introduced for farmers and land managers from the New Year to boost biodiversity and help protect and enhance farmland and the countryside.
 2017-Dec-01
It’s Time to Put Cactus on the Menu
Cactus pear should be considered as a valuable asset, especially for food and livestock feed in dryland areas.
 2017-Dec-01
JCB Machine to be Auctioned in Aid of Farming Charities
Two farming charities are set to receive a huge cash boost as leading agricultural title Farmers Guardian and JCB join forces to host a live auction.
 2017-Dec-01
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 41 cattle, 5,284 prime lambs and 4,848 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th November 2017.

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