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Thursday, 05 March 2015

Farming News

Scottish victor at Hexham event

hxJudging09ct SHEEP farmers from Northern England and Scotland flocked to Hexham Auction Mart for an event which gets bigger with each passing year.

Last updated 3 March 2015
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Farm vehicles are put to the test

hxTradger08ct LOCAL farmers were given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the latest all-terrain vehicles from one of the world’s leading producers.

Last updated 24 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Farming group opts for natural agenda

TYNEDALE’S agricultural sector will be significantly strengthened if a plan to set up a forum for hill farmers across Northern England comes to fruition.

Last updated 24 February 2015
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‘Don’t milk farmers out of a fair price’

hxmoo THE fight to win a fair price for milk produced by Tynedale’s dairy farmers has been taken up Labour MEPs.

Last updated 17 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Farm land in high demand

FARM LAND in the UK continued to outpace supply in the final six months of 2014, with land prices rising by 8.3 per cent over the year.

Last updated 17 February 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

New role for Jenny to promote Hexham breed

50072687H000 IT’S all change at the top for a long-established sheep organisation which promotes the ‘Hexham type’ Blackface breed.

Last updated 26 January 2015
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Corbridge hosts dog trial

RURAL Corbridge provided the setting for a keenly-contested sheep dog trial last Saturday.

Last updated 26 January 2015
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First Milk members pay the price for a volatile market

FIRST Milk is a co-operative dairy company owned entirely by farmers across Britain.

Last updated 20 January 2015
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Dairy farmers feel the squeeze

hxNickyMilk03ct DAIRY farmers in the Tyne Valley have admitted they are struggling to break even as a national crisis over milk prices turned sour this week.

Last updated 20 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Charity is a factor in agency celebrations

AN agency responsible for managing thousands of acres of land in Tynedale has celebrated its 10th anniversary – by turning its attention to the sky.

Last updated 6 January 2015
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Union offers dummy run for would-be tenant farmers

THE National Farmers’ Union says there is no shortage of people in Northumberland aspiring to work in agriculture.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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It’s out with the old, in with the old for young farmers

Hxwhittoy YOUNG farmers in Tynedale are hoping to build on an outstanding 2014 by generating more interest in the agricultural industry.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Bright outlook for British beef producers

BEEF industry leaders are predicting a bright 2015, following a rocky year for farmers.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Industry prepares to see if the new CAP will fit

FARMERS are preparing for the introduction of a new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) early in the New Year.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Red alert for pig and poultry farms

PIG and poultry farmers in Tynedale have been urged to remain on red alert to protect their business from the threat of devastating diseases.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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College takes the lead with conifer project

50071044H000 A PONTELAND campus has taken on 500 trees as it plants itself as first in the North-East to launch a unique woodland programme.

Last updated 22 December 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Butchers splash out for top quality beef

TWO Tynedale butchers have splashed out almost £4,000 between them on champion beasts over the past fortnight – flagging up the fact that quality meat from local farms is worth every penny.

Last updated 22 December 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Tynedale farmers urged to go green and protect their businesses

TYNEDALE’S farmers have been told that looking after the environment could help safeguard the future of their businesses.

Last updated 8 December 2014
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Sheep farmers take stock of advice on inspections

SHEEP farmers in the Tyne Valley have been told not to panic about inspections which could take place at less than a day’s notice.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Milk price cuts

THE Tenant Farmers’ Association has expressed fears over the low prices farmers are receiving for milk and other dairy products.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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