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

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.

New advice for safer practices for farmers

3:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

INTERNATIONALLY-acclaimed animal behaviourist Temple Grandin recently shared her expertise on livestock handling at a series of meetings in the UK.

Top-quality working dogs see prices soar

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

A THREE-YEAR-OLD border collie bitch named Tock clocked up the day’s top price of 4,000 guineas at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer sale of working sheep dogs last Friday.

Selecting right seeds helps to reduce costs

3:12pm Friday 25th July 2014

IT is important to consider a range of factors when selecting your grass mixtures for this autumn’s reseeding. Making the right choices when reseeding is a significant step towards producing more feed on the farm, which in turn helps keep costs of production down.

Government must provide some clarity to unlock potential of the countryside

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

POLITICIANS have been told they must be realistic about rural policies.

Lamb project to get a taste of funding pot

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

MAKING lamb tastier and growing strawberries without soil are among research projects receiving a share of almost £18 million.

Warnings over rise in cable incidents

3:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

ELECTRICITY chiefs have urged farmers to take extreme care around overhead power lines after a spate of potentially fatal accidents.

PM backs buying British in £400m industry boost

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:08pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE public sector is to buy up to an extra £400 million of locally-sourced food and drink a year.

Family steak a claim to fame

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

A FARMING family from Robin Hoods Bay won the Asda/ ABP Beeflink steak competition at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Pedigree breed on sale for mart

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

ONE of the UK’s leading pedigree Holstein herds will be sold at a dispersal sale at Carlisle’s Borderway Mart.

MEP supports British farmers

12:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

TIMOTHY Kirkhope, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, this week signed a charter pledging support to British farming.

Code will lack teeth, it’s feared

12:27pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE National Beef Association (NBA) has called for the introduction of an agricultural ombudsman.

Mixed response to sacking

Darlington and Stockton Times: Owen Paterson

12:26pm Friday 18th July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS for animal rights celebrated Owen Paterson’s sacking as Environment Secretary.

Farm shop extends to cycle facility hub

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:22pm Friday 18th July 2014

A POPULAR farm shop has introduced a dedicated sports service for cyclists and triathletes.

Supermarket blasted for lamb source

12:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

TESCO has been strongly criticised for heavily promoting New Zealand lamb when British lamb is in abundance and at its best.

National award for college student

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

A YOUNG gamekeeper who feared he would have to choose between his college course and the offer of a full-time job has won a national award.

Rising star gets top job after re-shuffle

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:19pm Friday 18th July 2014

LIZ Truss, who succeeded Owen Paterson as environment secretary in this week’s cabinet re-shuffle, has only been an MP for four years.

Limousin Coco makes the grade at annual show

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:18pm Friday 18th July 2014

A BROTHER and sister from Thirsk took the supreme commercial beef championship title at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Strike action vote over pay increase offer

12:17pm Friday 18th July 2014

INSPECTORS and vets belonging to Unison are to be balloted over strike action.

Increases in wheat predicted

12:16pm Friday 18th July 2014

A rise of 22 per cent in this year’s GB wheat plantings is forecast in the annual AHDB/HGCA Planting and Variety Survey.

Top tips to ensure your seeds succeed

3:39pm Friday 11th July 2014

DISAPPOINTING grain prices and tight cash flows are likely to make farm-saved seed a particular consideration for many cereal growers this autumn.

Suthern takes up the reins

3:39pm Friday 11th July 2014

MARK Suthern has been appointed the new national head of Barclays Agriculture.

Appeal to farmers to send mildew samples

3:39pm Friday 11th July 2014

PEA downy mildew is the most common disease of both vining and combining peas in the UK, a demonstration day was told.

Partner is welcomed to head up rural office

3:38pm Friday 11th July 2014

SIMON Britton has joined George F White rural land agents as a partner to lead their entire farm business consultancy and head up the Bedale office.

Positive outlook for pulses says association president

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:38pm Friday 11th July 2014

A POSITIVE outlook for pulses was given at a new demonstration day held in North Yorkshire.

Morrisons app for cattle management

3:37pm Friday 11th July 2014

MORRISONS has become the first supermarket to launch a free app for cattle farmers aimed at simplifying livestock management.

Tower is helping to bring fast internet

3:37pm Friday 11th July 2014

A REDUNDANT rural water tower is getting a new lease of life as a transmitter for superfast wireless broadband.

Rare bird of prey thriving on the protected moorland

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:36pm Friday 11th July 2014

RARE pictures of merlin chicks have been released by the organisation committed to protecting the threatened species.

Vintage vehicles go on show

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:54am Friday 4th July 2014

AFTER having success over the past two years, we are looking to hold our third annual Roxby Heritage Weekend event which runs over two days on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13.

Debate for CAP impact

11:47am Friday 4th July 2014

ANNE McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, and chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Select Committee will lead a debate on the implementation of CAP reform and the budgetary implications in the House of Commons on Monday.

Livestock expertise on display

11:47am Friday 4th July 2014

A WORLD-RENOWNED American animal scientist will share her expertise on livestock handling at a seminar at the Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Monday.Dr Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, will demonstrate her safe practice techniques, showing how anxiety in cattle can be reduced during the handling process.

Union calls for fair treatment at summit

11:47am Friday 4th July 2014

A CODE of conduct for the beef sector - to ensure farmers are treated fairly - could be on the cards.

Memorial date

11:46am Friday 4th July 2014

A MEMORIAL service will be held in honour of former NFU President Sir Ben Gill who died in May aged 64.

Defra urged to overturn TB ruling

11:46am Friday 4th July 2014

THE Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) has urged Defra to reverse its decision to end the current partial de-restriction of TB breakdown holdings.

£10m hall approved for showground

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:46am Friday 4th July 2014

THE organisation behind the biggest agricultural show in the North has been granted planning permission for a £10m exhibition hall.

New livestock buildings boost commercially-run college farm

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:45am Friday 4th July 2014

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

Security plan is supported

11:43am Friday 4th July 2014

THE Efra committee’s recommendations for improving the UK’s food security won widespread support.

Greening measures will affect a minority

11:43am Friday 4th July 2014

THE majority of North-East farmers will be breathing a sigh of relief following the longawaited announcement from Defra on greening measures.

Sheep event to be held in the north next year

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:42am Friday 4th July 2014

NORTH Sheep 2015 will be held in Cumbria next year.

Food security warning as UK’s productivity falls

11:41am Friday 4th July 2014

THE UK’s level of self-sufficiency in food has dropped from 87 per cent to only 68 per cent in 20 years.

Vintage sale attracts lots of interest

11:41am Friday 4th July 2014

TWO determined telephone bidders pushed the price of a cast 5ft Case dealers eagle statue to a record-breaking £13,000, at Cheffins on-site auction sale on behalf of the late Bill Etherington at Fishburn, Cleveland, on Saturday, June 14.

CLA Fair returning next year

11:40am Friday 4th July 2014

THE CLA Game Fair – the world’s largest countryside show – will return to Yorkshire next year.

Good working relationships benefit farms

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:45pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

NESTLING in the picturesque Mindrum Valley, in north Northumberland, Orpwood Farms comprises two units covering 1,000 acres in total.

Inexpensive steps can save stock

4:44pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Ben Strugnell, specialist vet with the Eblex/John Warren ABP post-mortem project, has seen milk fever complications

Driffield Show offers a ‘must-do’ day out

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:41pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

DRIFFIELD Show, in the East Riding, of Yorkshire, celebrates its 139th year in July.

Generator rental specialist strikes gold

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:40pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

SDMO ENERGY, the UKbased supplier of power generation machinery, has appointed the generator rental specialist, Yorkshire Generators Limited, as their latest Gold Dealer.

Fodder – ‘celebrating the best of Yorkshire’

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:38pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

FODDER, the awardwinning farm shop and cafe next to the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, has celebrated its fifth anniversary.

Designers ready to put on the style

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:31pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

UP-AND-COMING designers will rub shoulders with the established elite when they present their collections on the catwalk four times a day at the popular daily fashion shows.








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