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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Regional farmers cannot afford to take NFU roles’, says ex-Cumbria chairman

Russell Bowman photo Cumbria and the north west lacks a voice at the heart of the NFU because farmers cannot afford to stand for office, a former county chairman has claimed.

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

Organisers move national rally after Schmallenberg disease fears raised

A deadly livestock disease has forced organisers to move a national tractor rally across Cumbria.

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

Red tape row after Cumbrian farmers pay out thousands in fines

imnewmw Cumbrian farmers were fined thousands of pounds last year for breaking rules on animal tagging and record keeping.

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

A woolly big surprise – five lambs born to one ewe on Cumbrian farm

Five new lambs photo Five lambs gave a farming family a real surprise when they were born to one mother.

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

Poor quality Lake District wetlands putting rare wildlife at risk

Some areas of land in Cumbria are in such a poor state they are putting rare animals with a stronghold in the county at risk.

Last updated 16 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbria's First Milk suppliers set for cash boost

Hundreds of Cumbrian dairy farmers are to receive a cash bonus on the back of soaring success at their county creamery.

Last updated 16 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cumbrian farmers see egg prices rise as new law bites

Alan Burne photo “This is going back in time 50 years,” says Alan Burne standing among his hens now running loose in a wooden shed.

Last updated 16 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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