Darlington and Stockton Times: Farming in association with Coles, the solicitors

Open farm event to show benefits of a new pairing

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:33am Friday 15th August 2014

THE potential role of the Whitebred Shorthorn will come under the spotlight at a farm open day in South West Scotland.

Zwartbles sheep sale

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:36am Friday 15th August 2014

HEXHAM breeder Caroline Anderson, of Ingoe, got the 3,000gns top price at the Zwartbles Sheep Association’s first Premier sale at Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Mart, Carlisle, with Wallridge Moor Ajax, a home-bred shearling ram sold to J Porter, of Lisburn.

Milk quota

11:33am Friday 15th August 2014

THE amount of milk produced for sale in the UK during the 2013-14 year stayed within quota. As a result the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has confirmed that there will be no wholesale or direct sales levy for the year.

Keynote speech

11:32am Friday 15th August 2014

NEWLY-APPOINTED Environment Secretary Liz Truss has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Northern Farming Conference at Hexham mart on Wednesday, November 12.

Sale of estate

11:32am Friday 15th August 2014

THE Millington Grange Estate, on the Yorkshire Wolds, near York, has been sold to the Ashcourt Group.

Union plea over harvest survey

11:32am Friday 15th August 2014

THE NFU has urged members to take part in its 2014 harvest survey.

Beef prices likely to rise as year draws to an end

11:31am Friday 15th August 2014

SUPPLIES of beef and veal are forecast to tighten during the rest of this year and into 2015 – raising the possibility of firmer prices.

New research says foot-trimming can be more trouble than it’s worth

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:30am Friday 15th August 2014

SHEEP producers heard about new research on lameness, which suggests that foot-trimming may cause more problems than it solves.

Father and son make a triumphant return at the Craven Dairy Auction

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:29am Friday 15th August 2014

PAST multiple champions Malcolm and Robert Swires swept the board when they returned to the Craven Dairy Auction arena at Skipton mart.

The cost of rural crime is soaring, say insurers

11:26am Friday 15th August 2014

RURAL crime cost farmers and the UK rural economy £44.5m in 2013 – up 5.2 per cent on 2012. A 25 per cent increase in livestock thefts made 2013 one of the worst on record.

New partner promoted in rural division

11:26am Friday 15th August 2014

DAN Taylor has been promoted to partner in Carter Jonas’ rural division based in York.

Wall site wood bid opposed

11:23am Friday 15th August 2014

NORTHUMBERLAND National Park Authority has formally objected to a Forestry Commission plan for a new 43 hectare, largely conifer, plantation near Hadrian’s Wall.

Rustlers snatch sheep worth £9,000 from farm

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:22am Friday 15th August 2014

RUSTLERS have stolen more than 100 sheep worth more than £9,000 from a County Durham farm attraction.

Heifer is a winning vision at contest

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:56pm Friday 8th August 2014

GLENROCK Illusion (pictured) took the overall supreme title at the Scottish Limousin Grand Prix at Perth Show on Saturday.

Project to breed better lambs

3:55pm Friday 8th August 2014

A GROUND-BREAKING research project aims to come up with a world first in lamb production.

NFU calls for action to improve food security

3:54pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE UK would only have been able to feed itself until yesterday if it were not for imports.

New figures show farmland value is at an all time high

3:54pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE value of farmland reached an all time high of more than £10,000 an acre in the second quarter of the year.

Bishop bull wins national Hereford honour

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:54pm Friday 8th August 2014

AUCKVALE Loftus, from W&R Kemp & Sons, Bishop Auckland, was reserve junior male champion at the 30th National Hereford Horned Show held at Tenbury Wells.

Co-operative group sells off its farm business for £249m

3:53pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Co-operative Group has sold its farming business to the Wellcome Trust for £249 million.

Historic estate on the market for £3.75m

3:52pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN ESTATE which has belonged to the same family since the mid-17th century is on the market for offers of more than £3.75 million.

Finance application for landed estates is simplified

3:52pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) has simplified the way it treats applications for loans from landed estates.

Farming minister’s pledges to fight rules

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:52pm Friday 8th August 2014

FARMING Minister George Eustice pledged to fight European carcase splitting rules when he opened NSA Sheep 2014 at Malvern.

Optimistic vision unveiled for British sheep sector

3:50pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE sheep sector has a bright future with lots of opportunities – but much work is required to realise them.

Farmers are urged to check tenancy clauses

3:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

FARM tenants – particularly those whose Farm Business Tenancies end this year – have been urged to check their agreements.

Revamped Yeti has all the charm of old – and more

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:12pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE name doesn’t really tell the true story. It projects an image of a mythical beast tromping around the Himalayas terrorizing children and eating the odd Sherpa.

New classes at Glendale Show

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:30pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE 122nd Glendale Show, in Northumberland, is gearing up for a record livestock entry after introducing new classes in response to demand from exhibitors.

Family firm opens £1m blending unit

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:26pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

DUGDALE Nutrition, the Lancashire-based farm animal feed company, has officially opened its new £1m feed blending unit.

Chris finds miscanthus a smart lifestyle choice

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:28pm Monday 4th August 2014

AN East Yorkshire arable farmer has boosted business after swapping combinable crops for miscanthus on half his land.

Growers get timely updates

4:26pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE audience of pulse growers heard a series of briefings at the demonstration day.

‘Start planning now for the new greening rules’

4:16pm Monday 4th August 2014

ADVISERS from the Yorkshire Farming and Wildlife Partnership (YFWP) are between them celebrating more than 50 years of working with the county’s farmers and landowners.

College unveils new buildings

4:11pm Monday 4th August 2014

TWO new livestock buildings have been unveiled at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley.

TB danger: ‘passport check vital’

4:11pm Monday 4th August 2014

FARMERS have been told they must obtain as much information as possible on the health and movement history of cattle they plan to buy. It should include seeing the animal’s passport to minimise the risk of importing TB to their herds.

Food security is high on minister’s agenda

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

ELIZABETH Truss, the new Environment Secretary, is no stranger to agriculture and rural issues.

Bringing ‘farm chaos’ to book

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:07pm Monday 4th August 2014

LENDING an ear is as important as lending a hand for farm book-keeper Siobhan Stainton.

Historic estate for sale

3:43pm Monday 4th August 2014

AN estate that has belonged to the same family since the mid-17th Century is on the market for offers of more than £3.75m.

Better silage – and more of it

3:42pm Monday 4th August 2014

NEWTON Rigg farms have had a good silage crop and are comfortably placed, with betterquality silage and more of it than last year.

‘Opportunity of a lifetime’ Down Under for Rachel

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:42pm Monday 4th August 2014

RACHEL Fife, from Northumberland, is to attend the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) conference in Australia.

Iconic Cumbria estate has new head stalker

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:40pm Monday 4th August 2014

PETER Jagger, has been appointed head stalker for the Lonsdale Estates, in Cumbria.

Brothers’ joy as they take home silverware

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire farming brothers Robert, Chris and Richard Metcalfe finally got their hands on a trophy they had long been keen to win.

New head of cattle society aims to promote breed performance

12:39pm Friday 1st August 2014

STEVEN Nesbitt has been elected chairman of the British Charolais Cattle Society.

Peat restoration project begins

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:37pm Friday 1st August 2014

A NEW technique is being used to restore precious peatland in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Vets give backing for second year pilot badger cull

12:36pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE British Veterinary Association (BVA) has given its support to the second year of the controversial pilot badger culls in England.

Rare machines up for grabs at tractor auction

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:35pm Friday 1st August 2014

A FARMER’S collection of classic tractors is to go under the hammer at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Farmers encouraged to tag flocks or face lower prices

12:34pm Friday 1st August 2014

SHEEP farmers have been urged to electronically tag their “historic” flock before January 2015 or risk lower prices.

Sheep lameness trial to see effects of trimming

12:33pm Friday 1st August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire farm is hosting a new sheep lameness trial run by SAC Consulting.

A chance to win big in the herd contest

12:33pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE search is on for the UK’s top suckler herd, an annual award organised by the Beef Shorthorn Society and supported by Morrisons with £1,500 prize money.

Livestock yearbook available

12:32pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE volume and value of UK sheep meat exports performed strongly last year.

MP: farmers and scientists need to merge

3:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

SCIENTISTS in the world of bioeconomy need to brought closer to farmers in North Yorkshire to improve agricultural productivity, urged Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton, speaking at a weekend conference organised by Yorkshire universities.

Project offers a big boost to help farmers

3:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

A NEW two-year project aims to help Yorkshire Dales farmers get the most from their businesses.

Asda fly the flag

3:27pm Friday 25th July 2014

ASDA has increased its support for British lamb, following talks with the NFU.


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