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Monday, 21 April 2014

Farming News

Farmers are reaping rewards of mild winter

A MILD winter has led to a bumper crop for the district’s arable farmers – despite a lack of frost to kill off unwanted bugs.

Last updated 9 April 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Geoff is judged the right man for County Show task

HEXHAM’S Geoff Hubbuck (pictured) will be the champion of champions’ judge at this year’s Northumberland County Show.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Farmer calls foul over careless dog owners

CARELESS dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets are threatening the health of livestock.

Last updated 2 April 2014
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Learn about livestock at BeefExpo

SCHOOLS across Tynedale are being urged to get involved with one of the country’s biggest farming events when it comes to Hexham this spring.

Last updated 2 April 2014
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Pick of the herd at spring show

Hxmickychamp EXPERT judge Jonathan Watson had the pick of 28 outstanding calves when selecting the winner of a special spring prize show and sale at Hexham Mart.

Last updated 2 April 2014
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Dairy Expo draws 7,000 crowd

FARMERS from Tynedale were among the 7,000 from home and abroad who packed out the Border UK Dairy Expo event in Carlisle.

Last updated 26 March 2014
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Diamond of a heifer sells for record-breaking price

hxdiamond A CHAMPION heifer which enjoyed double success in shows late last year has brought a record price for Tynedale farmer John Smith-Jackson.

Last updated 26 March 2014
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Grant deadline looming

FARMERS in Tynedale could be entitled to grant funding to help them with a range of responsibilities from animal welfare to forestry.

Last updated 26 March 2014
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Lifetime achievement award for Dale’s farmer

Hxpeterljc A VETERAN farmer, who has graced the Allen Valley’s countryside for more than half a century, has picked up a surprise award.

Last updated 19 March 2014
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Farming: Quality stock at Dairy Expo

FARMERS will flock to Carlisle this weekend for one of the country’s biggest dairy events.

Last updated 12 March 2014
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Farming: Looking after tenant farmers

Hxtfamart TENANT farmers in Tynedale have been assured their best interests will not be forgotten in the midst of changes to European policy.

Last updated 12 March 2014
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Farmers take stock at Blackface breeders’ show

Hxdanw MORE than 200 sheep farmers descended on Hexham Auction Mart last week as a stock judging event drew interest from far and near.

Last updated 5 March 2014
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New judge for County Show

hxlighthorse THE vice principal of Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus has been announced as the judge for the prestigious Light Horse Championship at this year’s Northumberland County Show.

Last updated 26 February 2014
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Farmers escape floods, but face crucial time

TYNEDALE’S farms have been fortunate to escape the extreme flooding which has engulfed land and property in the south of the country.

Last updated 26 February 2014
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Corbridge plays host to dog trial

A CLOSELY contested sheep dog trial took place at Greenleighton Farm, Corbridge, earlier in the month.

Last updated 26 February 2014
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A timely request for dog owners

VETS are warning dog owners to keep their pets on leads when walking near sheep as the annual lambing season gets under way.

Last updated 19 February 2014
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Secretary sets ambitious target for centenary year

hxwileysyke THE secretary of Gilsland Agricultural Show is targeting an ambitious record to mark the event’s centenary year.

Last updated 19 February 2014
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Success at All World event would be picture perfect for Slaley herd

Hxbayjill TWO home-bred cows from a Tynedale farm could be in line for international recognition.

Last updated 12 February 2014
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Bangers are the best

BANGERS produced in a Corbridge butchers have been declared the best in the region.

Last updated 12 February 2014
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Upland farmers offered CAP update

FARMERS will be heading to Bellingham for an update on changes to regulations in the industry.

Last updated 12 February 2014
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