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Agricultural, Environmental, Countryside and Farming News from the UK and beyond.

Five Steps to Better Calf Health
UK dairy and beef producers concerned about calf health can now ask their vet for a detailed, score-based audit of their youngstock rearing system.
SCOPS Liver Fluke Update
The National Animal Disease Information Service reports that the summer of 2017 has been one of the wettest on record, with higher than average rainfall in the period from May to October in many parts of the UK.
Polaris Lines Up 2018 Models at Lamma
Polaris has lined up an extensive and impressive display of 2018 models for the LAMMA show.
Show Principals Top Skipton Beltex Winter Highlight
Both the champion and the reserve champion went on to head the selling prices, though in reverse order, at The Northern Beltex Society’s sixth annual winter show and sale of pedigree in-lamb ewes at Skipton Auction Mart.
Grahams Natalie Smashes Limousin Weaned Calf Record
A strong year of pedigree Limousin sales closed with a record breaking trade at the Red Ladies Derby and Weaned Calf Show and Sale held at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 8th December 2017.
New UK Chief Veterinary Officer Appointed
Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK’s next Chief Veterinary Officer.
Higher Animal Welfare Standards Post-Brexit
The Secretary of State, Michael Gove joins Conservative calls for higher animal welfare and environmental standards post-Brexit.
Wood Supply Exhausted in 10 Years
Another ten years — that is approximately how long sustainable forestry will be able to satisfy the continuously growing demand for wood.
Success of Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference
The Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference held in Portlaoise on November 25 was well attended by farm accident survivors, their families, friends and neighbours.
Upgrade for New Holland LM Telehandlers
New Holland six to nine metre LM telehandlers have been upgraded to include new Tier 4B compliant engines.
The Tractor Shop Appointed McCormick Dealers
A Lincolnshire agricultural engineering firm hopes that taking on a mainstream tractor franchise will secure jobs and help the business expand.
Countryside Stewardship to be Simplified
Four new Countryside Stewardship offers will be introduced for farmers and land managers from the New Year to boost biodiversity and help protect and enhance farmland and the countryside.
It’s Time to Put Cactus on the Menu
Cactus pear should be considered as a valuable asset, especially for food and livestock feed in dryland areas.
JCB Machine to be Auctioned in Aid of Farming Charities
Two farming charities are set to receive a huge cash boost as leading agricultural title Farmers Guardian and JCB join forces to host a live auction.
Longtown Primestock Sale
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 41 cattle, 5,284 prime lambs and 4,848 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th November 2017.

November 2017

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Monitor Farm Achieves Its Objectives

MillerCommitted to Dorset Sheep

McCornickGalloway Cattle Save on Inputs and Labour

ForsythClosed Flock Controls Disease

DickieGood Management Reaps Rewards at Knockenjig

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