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Agriculture on the Web

Stackyard is an on-line farming magazine bringing news, views and comment. Links to farming related web sites worldwide - cattle associations, sheep societies, pig farms, llama and alpaca breeders, auction marts, farm machinery, property, rural estate agents.

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edited by Jennifer MacKenzie

Huge Concerns Over Farm Subsidies Move
Farmers must treat the latest changes to farming subsidies cautiously and prepare fully, warns a leading firm of land agents and rural chartered surveyors.
Hartpury Agri-Tech Project Takes Shape
Construction work is now well under way on the £2 million Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre – Tech to Plate Project, aimed at enhancing innovation in the farming industry.
New Bird Control Licences Announced

Three new general licences for the controlling of wild birds in England were issued on Friday 14 June.
David Thomlinson Obituary
Auctioneer, David Thomlinson sadly died on Saturday 8th June 2019 as a consequence of a tragic accident on his farm.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 1,056 prime lambs, 467 prime hoggs and 3,039 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th June 2019.
UK Urged Not to Dilute Animal Welfare Standards Post Brexit
An eminent American professor of large animal medicine has warned the UK not to dilute its high animal welfare standards for future trade deals with the US.
Record Year for North Pennines Peatland Conservation
A conservation programme to restore vital peatlands in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty celebrated a record-breaking year in 2018 to 2019.
British Raspberry Season Arrives Early
Raspberry lovers can enjoy an early start to the British raspberry season this year with the berries already on the supermarket shelves in abundance.
NSA North Sheep Focused on the Future of Sheep Farming
For the first time in six years, the sheep industry descended on Yorkshire for its biannual event – NSA North Sheep on Wednesday 5th June 2019.

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Farmers Warn Environment Protection Scheme Falls Short
Farmers have called for tougher policies as the government's 'post-Brexit agriculture scheme falls short of the protection which is urgently needed to safeguard the UK environment.
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