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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.

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
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

£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
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Ploughing match off

THIS year’s Walton Ploughing Match has been cancelled due to wet ground conditions.

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

Meet the new lifestyle farmers preferring alpacas over sheep

alpacasmwyh001 HOBBY farmers have helped fuel increasing interest in an avenue of agriculture.

Last updated 31 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Sarah is first Heart of the Lakes Woman on Top

sarahandmwed FOR decades the Cumbrian fells have been a man’s world, as rugged rangers wander the footpaths in all weathers to repair and maintain them for the public. Until now.

Last updated 31 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Minister keeps up pressure on milk prices

jpaicemwes001 AGRICULTURE Minister Jim Paice is under continuing pressure to ensure farmers are given fairer milk price deals.

Last updated 31 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Bids for farm funding for Cumbria flood in

MORE than 3,000 applications have been made for a funding scheme for farm improvements.

Last updated 31 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New Beltex lamb price record set at Carlisle sale

A new record lamb price was set at the biggest sale of its kind ever held in Carlisle.

Last updated 24 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian council chiefs under fire over farming and tourism

almacmw Cost-cutting council chiefs have come under fire for a proposal that opponents fear could jeopardise farming and tourism.

Last updated 24 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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