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

Increased entry at store lamb sale

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:22pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE fortnightly sale of store lambs saw an increased entry of 6,828 head at Skipton sell for an overall average of £55.69 per head, up £1.27 on last year’s fixture.

Important to check for hidden diseases

3:21pm Friday 29th August 2014

WEATHER conditions have continued to be good and beef and sheep at grass have continued to do well.

Production of meat up

3:21pm Friday 29th August 2014

TOTAL UK sheep meat production for 2014 is forecast to rise four per cent to 302,000 tonnes – the highest since 2009.

Buyers will be flocking to Monday market

3:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE annual production sale of 410 Continental breeding rams and females from the Whiteley Hey Flock takes place at North West Auctions Junction 36 at noon on Monday.

TV shepherdess to release calendar

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

AMANDA Owen, star of The Dales, ITV’s popular series, and author of her best selling The Yorkshire Shepherdess, will release her 2015 calendar on September 5. The mother-of-seven, pictured, shot to fame when her life on the wild and remote 2,000 acre hill farm, Ravenseat in Swaledale, was televised.

Working dogs’ owners are warned thefts on increase

3:19pm Friday 29th August 2014

OWNERS of working dogs have been warned that reported thefts are on the increase.

Fear lantern guidance doesn’t go far enough

3:18pm Friday 29th August 2014

FARMING organisations have welcomed a new code of practice for sky lanterns - but still want a ban.

Forestry is key as fair runs again

3:18pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE forestry and agricultural sector’s major trade event returns to Northumberland next month for the first time in three years.

No illusions for Limousin as sets world record price

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:18pm Friday 29th August 2014

GLENROCK Illusion set a new world record price for a Limousin animal when sold for 125,000gns (£131,250) at Borderway Mart, Carlisle.

Business-savvy farmer given £9k-a-year education grant

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:16pm Friday 29th August 2014

ONE young farmer had more reasons than most to celebrate his A-level results after winning a full £9,000 a year university scholarship.

Hearing on fly-grazing and horse welfare

3:16pm Friday 29th August 2014

FLY-GRAZING and horse welfare will be the subject of a hearing held by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.

A new era of cooking

3:16pm Friday 29th August 2014

STUDENTS are being encouraged to cook with lamb as part of an Eblex campaign.

Records see some miss out

3:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

FARMERS in England have lost out on millions of pounds in EU payments because of inadequate records.

Livestock thefts rise trigger land-watch

4:45pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FARMERS and their neighbours have been urged to pull together to beat rural crime.

Listen and learn at goat farm day

4:44pm Friday 22nd August 2014

FARMING a profitable commercial dairy goat enterprise will come under the microscope at a free open day at Pasture House Farm, West Marton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, on Thursday, September 4.

Farm event to address soil damage issues

4:44pm Friday 22nd August 2014

REPAIRING damaged soil structure is the subject of three free farm events early next month.

Seed potato exports reach a record high

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:44pm Friday 22nd August 2014

EXPORTS of British seed potatoes hit an all-time high of 103,000 tonnes during the 2013-14 season.

Choose seeds for early slot

4:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SOME popular varieties of wheat and barley are already in short supply following steady demand and an early start to the season.

Reforms: the specifics you need to know

4:41pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) has explained how the CAP Reform’s new “greening” requirements will affect cereals and oilseed growers.

Clarity needed on new CAP rules

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:39pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced further details of what the new CAP greening rules will mean for English farmers.

Horse sale marks end of 36 years

4:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SHIRE horses and coloured cobs from the well-known Milnerfield Stables of Bingley farmer Keith Downs and his wife Pam went under the hammer at a dispersal sale at Skipton Auction Mart on August 9.

Objection for development of plantation near Hadrian's Wall

11:15am Thursday 21st August 2014

NORTHUMBERLAND National Park Authority has formally objected to a bid by a local landowner to develop a new 43 hectare, largely conifer, plantation near Hadrian's Wall.

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.

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.








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