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Cumbrian teen sisters' joy at Jersey herd judging result

Three teenage sisters held their own in the Lakes Counties Jersey Herd Competition.

Last updated 5 October 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Long-term prospects looking good, First Milk tells dairy farmers

More than 200 farmers were in ebullient mood at First Milk’s annual meeting when talk of an anticipated spike in milk prices dominated proceedings.

Last updated 5 October 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Extra time for farmers to spread slurry

Farmers can continue to spread slurry on grassland until October 31 within Nitrate Vulnerable Zones in recognition of a backlog caused by the wet summer.

Last updated 5 October 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Success for Cumbria young farmers in national judging final

Young farmers photo Young farmers from Cumbria won the team stock judging award at the national dairy stock judging final.

Last updated 28 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Penrith man's dedication to farming recognised with medal

Mervyn Edwards photo Forty years of dedication to agriculture in Cumberland were recognised with a Blamire medal at one of the last shows of the season.

Last updated 28 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Supermarket offers welcome relief to Cumbrian pig farming company

David Neal photo Pig farming is in crisis with producers losing £12 on every animal – but a supermarket is proving the unlikely saviour of one Cumbrian company.

Last updated 28 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Penrith mart: A farming success story born in shadow of foot and mouth

Penrith mart photo A group of passionate farmers who pledged £400,000 to save a Cumbrian auction mart are celebrating its survival and growth into a thriving business a decade on.

Last updated 21 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Badger cull vital in bid to curb bovine TB, says Cumbrian NFU man

Badger photo A successful badger cull is crucial if the march of bovine TB towards Cumbria is to be stopped. (13 comments)

Last updated 21 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Milk price rise for Cumbrian farmers after summer protests

Dairy farmers woke to news of a milk price rise today following a summer of protests over being paid less than the cost of production. (1 comment)

Last updated 20 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Animal movement records will still be updated after protest

Dominic Harrison photo CUMBRIA County Council has dropped plans to stop inputting data into the national animal-movement licensing system.

Last updated 14 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Dispersal reaches top price of £2,300

awancowsmw ALISTAIR Wannop’s dairy cows sold to a top price of £2,300 at a Cheshire livestock mart.

Last updated 14 September 2012
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£150,000 sees mart facilities upgraded

KIRKBY Stephen Mart has had a £150,000 facelift with a new canteen, offices and an entrance upgrade.

Last updated 14 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tom reaps benefits of Velcourt scholarship

tomforrmw A FARMING student has been cutting his teeth on one of Kent’s biggest arable farms, helping to grow wheat for Warburtons and rye for Ryvita.

Last updated 14 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Awards for the new generation

THE Border and Lakeland Holstein Young Breeders Club’s annual calf show was judged by Craig Davidson of the Gretna Errolston herd.

Last updated 14 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Recording rules explained

electaggingmw FARMERS have been reminded that only they are responsible for their record keeping even if they use a central recording centre like an auction mart.

Last updated 14 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Charities are winners in anniversary competition

blondedmw MEMBERS of the North of England Blonde D’Aquitaine Club raised £2,000 for charity during a weekend of competition to mark their 25th anniversary.

Last updated 7 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Rock solid performance gives Andrew walls title

drystonemwtg AFTER four gruelling competitions, the drystone walling champion of Cumbria was revealed at the weekend.

Last updated 7 September 2012
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College grant bid is being looked at

NEWTON Rigg College has crossed another hurdle in its ambition to build a new multi-million dairy facility at its Sewborwens Farm.

Last updated 7 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Silver salver for gold-top herd which produces magic milkers

runnersupmw A CUMBRIAN dairy herd has been named runner-up in the most prestigious competition of the year.

Last updated 7 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Agreeing fairness for dairy farms

A DAIRY Code of Practice was agreed this week and should be published within days once it’s been passed by lawyers.

Last updated 7 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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