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Solar farm decision 'a bad move'

12:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE decision to abandon farm subsidy for land which is used for both solar power and grazing could have the opposite effect to that intended, according to a Cumbrian rural advisor.

Sky lantern guidelines welcomed by CLA North

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11:57am Friday 31st October 2014

The CLA in the North is backing a new call from government to boycott sky lanterns this Bonfire Night.

Survey reveals land sales fall

The Westmorland Gazette: Andrew Black of Savills

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

New research shows how the supply of farmland offered on the open market in the North of England decreased by -34% in 2014. Partly due to this, prices have increased by 17.5%, with the average value of prime arable land in the north of England now typically just over £10,000 per acre and in some cases the best land is selling for well in excess of £16,000.

‘Ethical’ meat firm launched in South Lakeland

The Westmorland Gazette: SUSTAINABLE: Caroline Watson and Stephen Grindrod

8:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NEW venture which claims to source and sell Britain’s "most sustainable and ethical" meat has been launched in Cumbria.

Baltic habitats

5:56pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WILDFLOWER experts and farmers from Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria played host to a Baltic study tour group, showcasing local work to restore wildflower habitats.

Filly Greenholme Imogen takes crown at fell pony show

The Westmorland Gazette: champion fell pony, Greeholme Imogen with owner Mr J Potter of the Greenholme Stud

4:02pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

North Wets Auctions held the annual show and sale of registered Fell Ponies on Saturday 25th October which saw buyers in attendance from throughout the UK.

Locking saws in fencing combat

1:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

NEWTON Rigg College played host to the final of the Cumbria YFC fence erecting competition, which saw 11 teams from around the county braving wind and rain to complete a set task.

Dairy does a deal on Quark

11:54am Wednesday 29th October 2014

First Milk has just secured an exclusive national listing with the leading foodservice supplier Brakes. The deal will see the co-operative’s Lake District Dairy Co. Quark made available to thousands of major customers including restaurants, hotels, caterers and well known national chains throughout the UK.

Family's double honours at Charollais show and sale

The Westmorland Gazette: British Charollais Sheep Society chairman and Skipton females show David Mawhinney (with crook) is pictured with three generations of the Geldard family – Richard, George, aged nine, and John, along with their Skipton champion and reserve.

5:20pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TOP Charollais breeders the Geldard clinched a memorable championship and reserve championship double at the milestone 10th anniversary show and sale of pedigree breeding females staged under the auspices of the British Charollais Sheep Society at Skipton Auction Mart.

Leading farm prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

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4:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Penrith Auction Mart

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4:02pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

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3:59pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

3:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Kendal (J36) Auction Mart

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3:53pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Broughton Auction Mart

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3:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Hawes Auction Mart

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3:46pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Carlisle Auction Mar

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3:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Agri Expo breaks entry record

3:09pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A RECORD 880 head of pedigree and commercial livestock have been entered for this year's Borderway Agri Expo, which takes place in Carlisle tomorrow (Friday).

Forestry business event to be held

9:21am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE Forestry Commission and Cumbria Woodlands have teamed up with forestry businesses in the county to show how EU funding has enabled them to grow and improve their efficiency.

Dance for the Dales

2:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNTRYSIDE lovers are invited to don their dancing shoes for an evening ceilidh to support the work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT).

Landmark victory over Natural England's fell enclosure plan

The Westmorland Gazette: MP Rory Stewart, second from right, with Fell End Clouds campaigners

1:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

NATURAL England's move to enclose an ecologically important Eden fellside, which would have restricted access and farming activity, has been blocked in a landmark ruling.

Leading farm prices from Bentham Auction Mart

1:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices for Wednesday, October 15.

Leading farm prices from Broughton Auction Mart

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1:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices for Tuesday, October 14.

Leading prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

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1:08pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices from Wednesday, October 15 - Monday, October 20.

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

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1:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices for Tuesday, October 14.

Leading farm prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

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1:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices from Wednesday, October 16 - Monday, October 20.

Leading farm prices from Kendal (J36) Auction Mart

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1:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices for Tuesday, October 14.

Leading prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

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1:01pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

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Leading farm prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

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12:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices for Monday, October 20

Leading farm prices from Penrith Auction Mart

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12:56pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Prices from Wednesday, October 15 - Monday, October 20.

Tractor speed changes are welcomed

The Westmorland Gazette: tractor (11571682)

1:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A GOVERNMENT plan to allow higher tractor speeds and heavier tractor and trailer combinations will help both farmers and road safety, Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has said.

Dealership takes on straw spreader

4:50pm Sunday 19th October 2014

FARM machinery specialists C T Hayton Ltd, which has branches at Kendal and Wigton, has been appointed to the new dealership network being developed by Thos Storey Fabrications Ltd for the Spread-a-Bale straw spreading machine.

First TransPennine Express teams up with the Forestry Commission to donate £40,000 to tree and woodland conservation projects.

5:02pm Saturday 18th October 2014

TRAIN company First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has teamed up with the Forestry Commission to donate £40,000 to tree and woodland conservation projects.

Payment rate is set

4:48pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE euro exchange rate used for calculating 2014 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) payments will be €1 = £0.77730

Oriental talk at conference

11:49am Friday 17th October 2014

CHINA'S impact on the beef and lamb industry will be among the key topics at this year’s EBLEX annual conference.

Volunteers honoured with Badger’s Paw Award

9:55am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO volunteers have been honoured with Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s (CWT) ‘Badger’s Paw Award’ for their ‘exceptional commitment to the conservation of wildlife in Cumbria’.

Angry Cumbrian dairy farmers to attend protest meeting over price cuts tonight

The Westmorland Gazette: (11533500)

12:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ANGRY Cumbrian dairy farmers are expected to attend a milk price crisis meeting in Penrith tonight as activists call for direct action against dairy companies and supermarkets.

Park End Moss aims to bring wildlife flooding in

The Westmorland Gazette: NEW WET LAND: A new haven for wildlife has been completed the Lyth Valley as part of the Morecambe Bay Nature Improvement Area. The Park End Moss, near Brigsteer is owned and managed by the National Trust, has collaborated with local farmers, David and Ro

6:55pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A HAVEN for wildlife has been completed in a quiet corner of the Lyth Valley as part of the Morecambe Bay Nature Improvement Area.

Bumper crop of blackberries

The Westmorland Gazette: Blackberries

4:45pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WARM weather has led to a bumper crop of blackberries and other edible berries this year.

Kendal (J36) Auction Mart

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3:23pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Leading prices from the mart

Lancaster Auction Mart

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3:21pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Broughton Auction Mart

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3:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Hawes Auction Mart

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3:17pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

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3:15pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Ulverston Auction Mart

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3:13pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Penrith Auction Mart

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3:11pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Carlisle Auction Mart

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3:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Leading prices from the mart

Cheers! Happy 80th Birthday Friends of the Lake District!

The Westmorland Gazette: (10889323)

3:09pm Saturday 11th October 2014

A LOCAL landscape charity is raising a glass for its 80th birthday in style by having its own beer brewed.

FARMING DIARY: Reflecting on lamb production

5:42pm Friday 10th October 2014

So the good weather continues and there are plenty of stock still out in the fields, amongst them, plenty of fat lambs.

New wetland brings together conservation and farming at Newton Rigg College

3:05pm Friday 10th October 2014

A NEW wetland and outdoor classroom is being created at Sewborwens Farm, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, thanks to funding from the European Union.


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