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Talk on seeding meadows and pastures

A FREE meeting about seeding meadows and pastures will be held next week at Willowford Farm, near Gilsland.

Last updated 8 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Prime cattle sales increased by 14,000 at Mitchells mart

Mitchells Auction Company sold 22 per cent more prime cattle last year as it clawed numbers back to the ring in a rising market.

Last updated 1 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

North Cumbrian farmer voted beef stockman of future

Ian Bell photo A Cumbrian farmer voted Beef Stockman of the Future has spoken of his pride at being recognised after years of dedicated work with cattle and sheep.

Last updated 1 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

‘Control dogs’ plea as sheep attacked on Cumbrian farms

A spate of attacks on sheep has promoted a plea from farmers for walkers to keep their dogs under control.

Last updated 1 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian farmers urged to look out for nitrate zone details

Farmers will find out within days whether strict environmental controls are to be imposed on their land.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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Fears CAP reforms will hit Cumbria's tenant farms

Tenant farmers in Cumbria are being urged to ensure that they do not lose out through reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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Cumbrian dairy farmers would benefit from companies merger

Members of a dairy co-operative could see their milk price rise by 10 per cent if a planned merger goes ahead, according to its chief executive.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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Plant fatal to lambs thriving on Cumbrian fells

Bog Asphodel photo The spread of a deadly plant that causes lambs’ ears to drop off is being blamed on climate change and destocking of the Cumbrian fells.

Last updated 18 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Dairy income to drop £1,000 a month after milk price cuts

ianbulmw Hundreds of Cumbrian farms will see their monthly incomes slashed by around £1,000 after milk price cuts were announced by two of the county’s biggest processors.

Last updated 11 May 2012
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Cumberland Show livestock entry deadline looming

Next Wednesday is the entry deadline for livestock competing at this year’s Cumberland Show.

Last updated 4 May 2012
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Milk processors pledge no change to prices this month

Three of the main businesses processing Cumbrian milk have said they will not drop their price this month but Meadow Foods has warned it is not immune to the market place.

Last updated 4 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tariff changes make Cumbrian farmers wary on green energy

Alan Wilkinson HSBC photo Cumbrian farmers’ love affair with renewable energy seems to be cooling and loan applications for wind and solar developments are falling away.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

New arrival at Walby farm - but staff not sure if it's boy or girl!

Highland cattle photo A ginger Highland cow called May has given birth to a black calf – but its sex is still a mystery.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian farmer survives after being thrown 10ft into air in bull attack

Lawrence Haygarth photo A farmer has spoken for the first time about how he was viciously attacked and almost killed by a bull.

Last updated 23 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hopes that increase in Cumbrian keepers will slow decline in bee numbers

The number of bees and keepers is increasing in Cumbria, bringing hope that a major pollination crisis has been headed off.

Last updated 13 April 2012
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Education scheme success for north Cumbria farm

A farm near Carlisle hosted more than 50 education visits last month, bringing more than £5,000 into the business in a new diversification that is growing in popularity.

Last updated 13 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria gets farm and rural network

Cumbria now has a food and rural group with a direct line to government three months after the rest of the country.

Last updated 5 April 2012
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New group will improve links between rural Cumbria and Government

A new organisation designed to provide a hotline between farmers in Cumbria and Government has been announced.

Last updated 4 April 2012
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Reclaimed stone used to help build north Cumbrian farm shed

Stone from a farm demolished to make way for a World War Two airfield has been dug up and used on a new building.

Last updated 30 March 2012
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Keswick farmer ends time as farming union spokesman

Will Cockbain photo Keswick farmer Will Cockbain stood down as the NFU uplands spokesman last week after eight years in post.

Last updated 30 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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