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Jennifer Mackenzie

Stackyard News

edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

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

Bouncing Forward From a Crisis
A New Zealand farmer who has overcome everything from earthquakes to drought will offer advice to his Scottish counterparts on how to ‘bounce forward’ from a crisis.
Mazzotti Updates Self-Propelled Sprayers for 2021
Mazzotti’s MAF range of self-propelled sprayers has been updated and extended for 2021, focusing on machines that offer high customer value.
Stirling Beef Shorthorn Females Smash Breed Records
A heifer at 15,000gns with a £3,543.75 female average year for 52 lots sold and an 88% clearance at the breed society’s official sale.
Higher UK-Wide Animal Health and Welfare Standards Needed
More than 50 experts, vets, scientists and industry influencers from all four nations of the UK came together in a webinar jointly hosted by Food and Farming Futures and Edinburgh University last month.
New Fastrac Guidance System Helps JCB Mark Impending 75th Anniversary
A huge ‘75’ artwork visible from outer space was carved into a Staffordshire stubble field to to help launch a new high-tech precision guidance solution for JCB’s unique Fastrac agricultural tractor.
British Blues Herd to Raise Funds for Charity
Powys farmer Emyr Wigley is planning a major sale of cattle from his British Blues herd to raise money for two causes close to his heart, farming charity R.A.B.I and Ovarian Cancer Action.
Area Twice Size of UK Needed to Feed World’s Cats and Dogs
Analysis of the carbon footprint of pet food production revealed that the industry emits more greenhouse gases each year than countries such as Mozambique and the Philippines.
Skipton Swaledale Females Up Almost £30 per Head on Year
Horns aplenty were on parade at Skipton Auction Mart as Swaledale females came down from the hills for the annual gimmer shearlings and draft ewes Saturday fixture
A Harvest to Forget? Reports from the Farming Frontline
With the wettest autumn in many years inhibiting ground conditions for planting, and then spring only offering a brief window for spring sowing to make up the deficit – it was never going to be a particularly memorable harvest.
Demand Continues for Cumbrian Land
H&H Land & Estates sees unprecedented demand for land, with recent land sales reaching up to 40% over guide price.

Sep 2020