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Rosey is "face" of Great British Beef Week

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rosey Dunne with students Charlotte Dring and Jess Milner

7:04am Friday 24th April 2015

THE fifth national Great British Beef Week which began yesterday (Thurs) – St George’s Day – has Yorkshire beef production at its heart.

Peter Hull appointed operations director for H&H Land and Property

Darlington and Stockton Times: H&H Land and Property directors, from left, David Quayle, Brian Richardson chief executive, Peter Hull, and Tim Parsons

7:04am Friday 24th April 2015

PETER Hull has been appointed operations director for H&H Land and Property.

AV Dawson secure deal with Network Rail to manage Middlesbrough Goods Yard

Darlington and Stockton Times: Arthur Vernon Loco entering the newly-acquired Middlesbrough Goods Yard

7:04am Friday 24th April 2015

A TEESSIDE company has secured a deal with Network Rail to take full control of the railway sidings which link its entire 80 acre site to the East Coast mainline.

Rural landlords target of HMRC tax campaign

7:01am Friday 24th April 2015

RURAL landlords who let houses and holiday property are the target of a new HMRC tax campaign.

Survey shows stress causes disease in pigs

4:07pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

SCIENTISTS have shown for the first time that stress makes pigs more likely to suffer from a disease which costs UK farmers millions of pounds a year.

Latest agricultural machinery on show at Grassland North at Newton Rigg College

Darlington and Stockton Times: Visitors to the previous Grassland North event at Newton Rigg College watching demonstrations with a Massey Ferguson 7620 with two Kuhn FC313 mowers.

4:06pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

AROUND £5m worth of the latest grassland management equipment will be working and on display at the second Grassland North event at Newton Rigg College, Penrith.

Rix Pavilion opens on Driffield's historic showground

Darlington and Stockton Times: (L-R) Peter Bradbury and David Tite, president and chief executive of Driffield Agricultural Society; Tim Rix, managing director of JR Rix & Son Ltd; Susan Cunliffe Lister, Lord Lieutenant of East Yorkshire; John Clancy, Driffield Agricultural Society Cha

4:05pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

THE £400,000 Rix Pavilion is officially open for business on Driffield’s historic showground.

Middleton-St-George Dental Practice wins award

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chris Burton, principal dental surgeon and owner of Middleton-St-George (MSG) Dental Practice.

3:59pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A VILLAGE dental practice has been awarded a leading accreditation.

McClarrons, in Malton, opens new insurance broker office

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sean McClarron, Director (left) welcomes Chris Clement, account executive

3:57pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

AN expanding independent insurance broker is opening a new office in Richmond.

Businessmen join agricultural machinery firm Sumo UK

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pictured at the large agricultural machinery manufacturers Sumo in Melbourne near York are its new owners James Sweeting, Simon Herring who also own Lincoln & York Coffee Roastery, also shown is former owner and now Technical Director Shaun Wealleans.  Le

3:49pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

TWO successful businessmen have joined the board of Sumo UK, the agricultural machinery manufacturer based in Melbourne, near York.

Church furniture made by Treske heading to Kennedy hospital in Dallas

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Treske workforce is pictured with the church furniture bound for Dallas.

3:43pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

TRESKE, the Thirsk-based furniture designer and manufacturer, is supplying an altar and lectern to the Dallas hospital where American president John F Kennedy died.

Finish old season lambs quickly

7:01am Friday 17th April 2015

FARMERS have been encouraged to get their old season lambs away quickly to avoid losing out financially.

News in brief

2:10pm Thursday 16th April 2015

EBLEX has produced a unique offal and variety meats processing and packaging guide for English processors.

Sheep sold through auctions rises

2:09pm Thursday 16th April 2015

THE number of sheep sold through livestock auction marts in England and Wales grew for the fourth year running in 2014.

Tackle dock infestation before first cut of silage

Darlington and Stockton Times: The best time to spray dock infested silage crops is three weeks before first cut.

2:06pm Thursday 16th April 2015

THE best time to tackle dock infestations in silage crops is before first cut, according to Andy Bailey, grassland agronomy specialist for Dow AgroSciences.

Thirsk breeders buy Hereford champion

Darlington and Stockton Times: The top price Hereford bull was Solpoll 1 Kitkat who sold for 10,800gns

2:05pm Thursday 16th April 2015

HEREFORD breeders John, William & Andrew McMordie of Ballygowan, Co. Down, dominated this week’s Hereford Cattle Society Spring Sale held at Hereford Livestock Market.

IPP makes world's biggest 'pig'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Managing director Simon Bell

3:48pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A SPECIALIST engineering company has won an order to supply the world’s largest "pig".

Ebac puts UK back in the washing machine business

Darlington and Stockton Times: VENTURE: Pamela Petty, Ebac's managing director, looks through a washing machine front panel with production staff member John Race at its Newton Aycliffe factory	Picture: DAVID WOOD (23238563)

3:41pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

THE first UK built washing machines for many years have come off the production line at a Newton Aycliffe manufacturing company.

Hunters Teesside supports charitable foundation

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cheers! Lisa Preston (centre) and Steve McDonald (left) of Hunters join Mel King (right) and friends in celebrating Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s £5,000 donation to Tickle the Taste Buds.Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation made a

3:40pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

AN award-winning Teesside estate agent has marked its new support for a charitable movement by presenting a £5,000 cheque that has saved a Middlesbrough community hub from closure.

Project planned for River Skerne Catchment

11:19am Wednesday 15th April 2015

FARMERS are invited to a free meeting about a potential new multimillion pound project for the River Skerne catchment and how it could benefit their businesses.

Blood test breakthrough for detecting sheep scab

10:35am Wednesday 15th April 2015

SCIENTISTS at Moredun have developed a novel diagnostic blood test for sheep scab which is now being carried out at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Take care if cutting feed costs

4:12pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

DAIRY farmers have been warned to be cautious if re–formulating dairy rations to reduce feed costs in a time of low milk prices.

EU countries will increase production, following end of milk quota

2:04pm Friday 10th April 2015

THE top 14 milk producing countries in Europe will increase their production by between 6.8 and 23.2 billion litres a year by 2020 following this month's ending of the milk quota regime, according to major research by Promar International.

Belted Galloways served up at top London restaurant

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rules restaurant.

7:22am Friday 10th April 2015

A REMOTE Teesdale hill farm is celebrating 17 years of supplying beef to London's oldest restaurant.

Malcolm Corbett steps down as chairman of BWMB

Darlington and Stockton Times: Malcolm Corbett who has retired as chairman of the British Wool Marketing Board.

7:22am Friday 10th April 2015

NORTHUMBERLAND farmer Malcolm Corbett has stepped down as chairman of the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) handing over the reins to the Board’s first Northern Irish chairman, Ian Buchanan.

William Alexander wins national auctioneers' award

Darlington and Stockton Times: William Alexander who won a trip to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

2:12pm Thursday 9th April 2015

NORTH West Auctions trainee auctioneer William Alexander (pictured) won the National Young Show Stars Award for Young Auctioneers.

Mark wins Hexham's young farmers' calf show

Darlington and Stockton Times: Champion show beast first-prize Limousin crossbred heifer, from Mark Statton, of High Highlaws, Morpeth, a member of Tritlington YFC, who won the Overall Champion Rosette and the David Carr Livestock haulage trophy at Hexham Mart's Young Farmers' Calf Win

2:01pm Thursday 9th April 2015

HEXHAM & Northern Marts conducted their Seventh Annual Young Farmers' Calf Wintering Competition, which culminated with the prize show and sale of the overwintered calves, all of which had been purchased at Hexham Mart during October, with 58 YFC members taking part.

NFU concerns over payment problems

1:57pm Thursday 9th April 2015

THE NFU has said farmers must not be penalised by problems with the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).

Tomlinson Hall & Co wins second award

1:53pm Thursday 9th April 2015

A TEESSIDE company has won a second award since the start of the year.

Newtons Solicitors makes three appointments

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pictured (L to R) in Darlington town centre are new LLP member in Newtons’ litigation team, Dave Birks; newly-qualified solicitor, Mark Reeves; head of Newtons Solicitors’ Darlington office, Gareth Jones and David Lucas who joins as an LLP member in t

1:53pm Thursday 9th April 2015

FAST-GROWING law firm Newtons Solicitors has made three new appointments to work out of its offices in Darlington, Stokesley and Richmond.

Motor dealer group marks 50 years of selling Volvo

Darlington and Stockton Times: Caption: (l-r) Operations director Jeff Tabb, managing director Bill Ward, finance director Simon Hewitson and chairman Bob Nicholson at Mill Volvo in Stockton, which is to receive a £500,000 upgrade this year.

1:52pm Thursday 9th April 2015

A MOTOR dealer group is looking forward to one of the most significant years in its history as it marks 50 years selling Volvo cars.

Managing water and plant protection products

3:51pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

FARMERS can learn how to reduce the risk of plant protection products getting into water at a free event held by the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) and Tees Rivers Trust (TRT) at Parish Crayke, Carlton in Cleveland, TS9 5LB, on Monday, April 20, at 10am.

More details on Basic Payment Scheme

12:07pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

THE Rural Payments Agency (RPA) this week issued more detail on the next steps for farmers and landowners wishing to claim for the Basic Payment Scheme 2015.

Magnesium supplements can reduce risk of grass staggers

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dave Thornton

7:04am Friday 3rd April 2015

AN awareness of the true absorption rate of magnesium in supplements will be vital this spring to help mitigate the risk of grass staggers.

EU milk quotas come to end

6:31am Friday 3rd April 2015

AS EU milk quotas come to an end this week, NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has urged all countries to act responsibly and collectively in order to manage future volatility.

Pension changes could help divorcing couples

Darlington and Stockton Times: Richard Hoare, of Andrew Jackson

4:55pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

By Richard Hoare, head of family at law firm Andrew Jackson

Beaumont Grounds Maintenance celebrates 50th year with Mitie PFI contract

Darlington and Stockton Times: Alex Lineton, left, and Mark Lineton

4:53pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

North East business celebrates 50th anniversary with big contract win

Postgraduate agriculture students invited to apply for bursary

4:35pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

PROSPECTIVE postgraduate students in agriculture are being encouraged to apply for an annual bursary.

Plan ahead with lamb, urges NFU

4:34pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

Plan ahead for lamb, urges NFU

Call for strong leadership at Defra

4:11pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

THE latest report reviewing Defra over the past five years calls for strong leadership and in-house expertise to promote UK farming and the environment in the future.

Eblex Quality Standard Mark appoints Deanna Girgan

7:01am Friday 27th March 2015

THE Eblex Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme has boosted its team with the appointment of Deanna Girgan.

Arla milk price rise welcomed by NFU

3:49pm Thursday 26th March 2015

ARLA has announced that it will increase the price it pays to its UK members by 0.83ppl from March 30.

NFU meetings to brief farmers on Basic Payment Scheme process

2:53pm Thursday 26th March 2015

The NFU in the North-East is to hold a series of essential briefings for farmers across the region to update them on the latest developments affecting the application process for the new Basic Payment Scheme.

News briefs

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chris Fawcett outside the Broadacres head office in Northallerton

3:33pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

BROADACRES has appointed Chris Fawcett as its new business support director.

Free meeting on managing soil and water in Leven catchment

7:01am Friday 20th March 2015

FARMERS in the Leven Catchment can learn about the benefits of managing their soils and water to benefit their business at a free event being held by the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) and Tees Rivers Trust (TRT).

CLA backs call to to increase efforts to deter fly-tippers

2:26pm Thursday 19th March 2015

CLA backs call for tougher stance on fly-tipping

Mole Valley Farmers appoints head of feeds

Darlington and Stockton Times: Alan Callaghan

2:26pm Thursday 19th March 2015

MOLE Valley Farmers has appointed Alan Callaghan as Head of Feeds North to help farmers in the north of England and Scotland benefit from the services and support available from the farmer-owned business.

Browns win for second month as Skipton Auction Mart

Darlington and Stockton Times: March prime lamb champions at Skipton with vendor Martin Brown, second from left, assisted by judge Chris Staines, centre, and fellow helpers, from left, David Mapplethorpe, David Findlay and Steve Dorey

2:19pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Brown back-to-back Beltex title win at Skipton

NFU welcomes Chancellor's decision to average incomes over five years

2:03pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Budget 2015 – NFU response

The Singing Farmers to do final set of concerts

Darlington and Stockton Times: Back row, from left, Tony Richardson, Phillip Holden, Charles Marwood, Lloyd Lockwood; front row, from left, Ken Jackson, Chris Berry

7:02am Friday 13th March 2015

THE Singing Farmers have raised more than £100,000 for charity and attract sell-out audiences throughout Yorkshire but there are set to be just six more as concerts organiser/singer Chris Berry explains.

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