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Farmers urged to trade now or risk losing out

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

CUMBRIAN farmers who have entitlements they want to trade under the current Single Payment Scheme (SPS) should do so now – or risk losing them for no value when the Basic Payment Scheme comes into force next year.

Leading prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

ULVERSTON: Tuesday, September 9. Weekly sale of livestock. Prices - prime lambs: Suffolks to £78 each; Texels 72; Charollais 70; Cheviots 62. Prime cattle: Limousin steer 185.50 pence per kilogram. Cast ewes and rams: Suffolks £88; Mules 54; Swaledales 43; Texels 79; Cheviots 66. Breeding cattle, calves and stores: Calves: Limousin heifer 225; British Blue bulls 360; British Blue heifer 180. Stores: British Blue 1,150; Limousin steer 1,150; Aberdeen Angus heifer 940; Holstein/Friesian steer 900; Aberdeen Angus steer 1,105; Shorthorn steer 740; British Friesian steer 720; Limousin heifer 1,060; Stabiliser cross steer 1,080; Bazadaise steer 1,020; Aberdeen Anugus heifer calves 250; South Devon cow with heifer calf 1,320.

Leading prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette: Prices from Penrith Auction Mart

1:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PENRITH: Wednesday, September 10. Weekly sale of primestock. Forward: 2,570, comprising 1,321 prime lambs, 1,249 cast ewes and rams. Prices - Texel to £96 each, or 218 pence per kilogram; Beltex 95, 228; Suffolk 94, 169; Continental 88, 224; Mule 74, 152; Rough Fell 52; Swaledale 50; Bleu De mains 184p. Cast ewes: Texel 121; Continental 108; Suffolk 94; Bluefaced Leicester 87.50; Cross-Bred 86; Cheviot 85.50; Mule 77; Masham 72; Rough Fell 60; Scotch 56; Swaledale 52; Herdwick 43; Goat 41. Cast rams: Texel 93; Swaledale 51.

Leading prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

LANCASTER: Monday, September 15. Weekly sale of livestock. Prices - prime lambs: Suffolk to £74 each; Masham 65; Mule 70; Horned 67; Charollais 73; Texel 73. Cast sheep: Suffolk 60; Mule 82; Horned 35; Cheviot 31; Texel 126; average 155ppkg. Prime bulls: Holstein Friesian 123.5 pence per kilogram; Limousin 209.5; British Blue 161.5.

Leading prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

KIRKBY STEPHEN: Friday, September 12. Annual show and sale of NEMSA mule gimmer lambs. Forward: 10,630. Sponsors: Westmorland Accountants; Farm Sense in conjunction with Eden Supplies (Brough) Ltd; New Breed UK; Carr’s Billington Agriculture; Dugdale Nutrition; Shearwell Data; H.&H. Insurance Brokers and The British Wook Marketing Board. Judge: M. Allan and P. Tucker. Results - Class 1, Confined to Vendors of 200 or less and Members of Kirkby Stephen NEMSA Branch, 1 Messrs Jenkinson £210; 2 Messrs I. & P. Brown £165; 3 G.R. Birkbeck £182. Class 2-10 Lambs open to all vendors, champion &1 K.A. Brown & Sons £780; reserve & 2 H.R. hayton & Son £400; 3 W.M. Hutchinson & Sons £600.

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:12pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

HAWES: Tuesday, September 9. Weekly sale of livestock. Forward: 1,293 sheep, comprising 807 prime lambs, 486 cast ewes and rams, 12 calves, 3 cull cows. Prices - calves: British Blue bull calves to £210 each; British Blue heifer calves 300 (average 297.50); Limousin heifer calves: 235 (190.33); Friesian Holstein bull calves 160 (116.37). prime lambs: Continentals 75 or 170 pence per kilogram; Mules 70, 149; Horned 54.20, 136. Cast ewes: Horned 59 (28.87); Polled 93 (64.95). Cast rams: Horned 67 (58); Polled 71 (57.33). Cull cattle: Continentals 145p (136.5); Friesian/Holstein 120. Overall average 131p.

Leading prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:10pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CARLISLE: Wednesday, September 10. Borderway Club show and sale and weekly sale of livestock. Forward: 1,020 cattle, comprising 467 store, 325 weanlings, 300 calves, 18 dairy. Borderway show sponsors: Paragon Veterinary Group and Cogent. Judge: J. Jamieson. Results - Class 1 - Cows in Milk, 1 Davidson. Class 2 - Senior Heifer in Milk, champion & 1 J.W. Graves; reserve & 2 G. M. & S. Carruthers, 3 Skirwith Hall Farms. Prices - to 1,950gns. Averages: cows in milk/calf £1,806; heifers in milk/calf 1,890. Store cattle. Steers: British Blue to £1,360 each; Limousin 1,280; Charolais 1,185 (x2); Simmental 1,110; Aberdeen Angus 1,100 (x3); Montbeliarde 1,095; hereford 1,065; Whitebred Shorthorn 970; Friesian 915 (x5); Swedish Red and White 910; Belted Galloway 830 (x2); Stabilizer 780; Galloway 750 (x2); Holstein Friesian 730. Heifers: Limousin 1,370; British blue 1,290; Charolais 1,185 (x2); Blonde d’Aquitaine 1,090; Simmental 1,085; Aberdeen Angus 1,065; Holstein Friesian 920. Weaned calves. Steers: Limousin 950; British Blue 920; Aberdeen Angus 850; Simmental 820; Hereford 810; Montbeliarde 795; Holstein Friesian 760; Lincoln Red 740; Ayrshire 570; Swedish Red and White 550; Friesian 510 (x5). Heifers: British Blue 890 (x2); Limousin 880; Charolais 840; Aberdeen Angus 730; Hereford 610; Belted Galloway 550. Bulls: Limousin 880; Holstein Friesian 420 (x8). Calves. Bulls: British Blue 535; Simmental 495; Limousin 440; Aberdeen Angus 300; Hereford 280; Shorthorn 275; Holstein Friesian 180 (x2); Belted Galloway 170; Montbeliarde 170; Fleckvieh 190; Friesian 150; Swedish Red and White 120. Heifers: British Blue 390; Limousin 380; Aberdeen Angus 310 (x2); Charolais 295; Belted Galloway 185.

Leading prices from Bentham Auction Mart

1:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BENTHAM: Tuesday, September 9. Special sale of store bullocks and heifers. Forward: 898. Prices - steers: Blonde d’Aquitaine cross to £1,340 each; Limousin cross 1,300; British Blue 1,280; Charolais 1,210; Aberdeen Angus 1,190; Simmental 1,185; Hereford 1,075; South Devon 1,040; Flekvieh 1,030; Black and White 980; Montbeliarde 960; Bazadaise 870; Stabiliser 850. Average 892.09. Heifers: British Blue 1,300; Limousin 1,300; Blonde d’Aquitaine 1,190; Charolais 1,125; Simmental 1,040; Aberdeen Angus 900; Stabiliser 865; Bazadaise 860; Hereford 850. Average 909.95.

Janet's mission is to establish more unkempt area in churchyards

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A RETIRED biologist is on a mission to bring wildlife back to Windermere churchyards.

Leading farm prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:10pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Thursday, September 4. Annual sale of breeding ewes and shearlings. Judge: P. Slater, High Haume. Results - Best pen of 10 Mule ewes, 1&3 Wearing Bros; 2 T.W. & C.A. Long. Best pen of 10 Mule shearlings, champion & 1 P.& A. Fell; 2 W. & B. Whitaker; 3 J. Athersmith. Best pen of 10 shearlings andy other breed, 1 S.G. Benson; 2 S. Cunliffe; 3 Rakesmoor Farm. Prices - shearlings: Texels to £290 each; Scotch Mules £148 (x2); Suffolks 200; Mule 170; Blue Texel cross 190; Texel cross 180 (x2). Ewes: Suffolks 288; Mules 145; Texel 168.

Leading farm prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:08pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Penrith Auction Mart

Leading farm prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:06pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading farm prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:04pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

Leading farm prices from Kendal (J36) Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading farm prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Hawes Auction Mart

Leading farm prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:58pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Carlisle Auction Mart

Leading farm prices from Bentham Auction Mart

3:53pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Bentham Auction Mart

Sudden death of agricultural soil expert

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:40pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE Cumbria soil and nutrient expert Professor Brian Chambers has died suddenly.

Dairy farmers warned to prepare for tough times

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:40pm Monday 8th September 2014

CUMBRIA’S dairy farmers are being warned to prepare for tough times ahead and have a ‘Plan B’ in place as further milk price cuts are announced.

Thousands attend Millom and Broughton Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:12am Monday 8th September 2014

THE 128th Millom and Broughton Show – a great favourite among the area’s young farmers – went off without a hitch on a sunny day in Furness.

All set for the 215th Westmorland County Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

VOTED one of the UK’s favourite agricultural shows, and runner up Tourism Event of the Year in 2013, the Westmorland County Agricultural Society annual show is one of the largest one day shows in the country, attracting around 30,000 visitors.

FARMING DIARY: Biosecurity is all-important

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A week today, it will be the Westmorland County Show. The show keeps improving and is a real highlight of the year

Leading farm prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Tuesday, August 26

Leading farm prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:39pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Wednesday, August 20 to Monday, September 1

Leading farm prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:36pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1

Leading farm prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

3:33pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Tuesday, August 26

Leading farm prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Wednesday, August 27 to Monday, September 1

Leading farm prices from Broughton Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:27pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Tuesday, August 26

Leading farm prices from Bentham Auction Mart

3:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Tuesday, August 26 to Saturday August 30

Farms face years of pipeline disruption, says rural land expert

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CENTRAL Lakes farmers are being warned they could be adversely affected by plans for a 100-kilometre water main linking Thirlmere and West Cumbria.

New homes for pigs are built out of straw

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:56am Monday 1st September 2014

WHEN Cumbrian pig farmer Carolyn Nelson started planning ecologically friendly housing for her rare pedigree animals, she decided to take inspiration from a children’s fairy story.

New top prize for Limousin

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:02pm Monday 1st September 2014

A NEW world record price for a Limousin was set at a Cumbrian auction when a maiden heifer was knocked down for 125,000 guineas.

Leading farm prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:32pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Friday, August 22

Leading Farm Prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Monday, August 25

Leading farm prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:28pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Tuesday, August 26

Aniseed draws out the red squirrels

The Westmorland Gazette: NATURE’S SUCCESS: The red squirrel

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

RED squirrels are having a ball at a Lake District holiday park since aniseed was introduced to their feeding mix this summer – and guests are loving the spectacle.

Leading prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:23pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Ulverston Auction Mart

Leading prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Penrith Auction Mart

Leading prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:19pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

Leading prices from Kendal, Junction 36 Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:17pm Friday 22nd August 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:14pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Hawes Auction Mart

Leading prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:12pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Thursday, August 21. Implement sale. Prices - Implements: West Muck Spreader £3,000; NC slurry Tanker 2,300; Ifor Williams Livestock Trailer 2,000; Krone Tedder 1,800; Honda Foreman Quad Bike 1,700; Red Barley Crusher 1,600; Ifor Williams Flat Trailer 1,500; Lely Combi Tedder 1,500; Heavy Duty Topper 1,300; Western Trailer 1,250; Feed Barriers 1,200; Major Topper 1,100; Ifor Williams Livestock Trailer 1,000; Vicon Mower 900; Bridgway Aerator 800; Honda Quad Bike 780; Track Dumper 750; Malgar Feeder 700; Pallet Forks 500; Westmac Mower 500; Kawasaki Quad Bike 500; Log Splitter 500; Cattle Foot Trimmer 480; Bamford 3 Furrow Plough 450; Mconnell Topper 420; Richie Bale Squeeze 420; Livestock Trailer Top 420; Agrimac Shear Grab 400; Vicon Fert Spinner 400; Bamford 4 Furrow Plough 400; Sheep Turnover Crate 320; 12 Gates 310; IAE Turnover Crate 300. Self Propelled: Massey Ferguson 2,300.

Leading prices from Bentham Auction Mart

4:09pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Bentham Auction Mart

Cartmel ready for the races

The Westmorland Gazette: Win tickets to Cartmel Races

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CARTMEL Races will be held on Saturday, August 23, and Monday, August 25 with the first races at 2.30pm and 2.20pm respectively.

Cumbrian egg farmers' tree planting inspires McDonald's ad campaign

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:25am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO Cumbrian egg producers have inspired a new prime-time TV campaign.

NFU vice-president will be key farm industry guest at Westmorland County Show

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FARMERS' leader whose avowed aim is to reverse the 30-year decline in UK farm production will be principal NFU guest at the 215th Westmorland County Show next month.

Hornet's arrival causes a major buzz

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A SPELL of warm weather and the impact of climate change has brought a new resident to Cumbria’s countryside.

Ulverston Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

leading prices for August 12

Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:01pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

leading prices from August 11 - August 13

Lancaster Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:59pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

leading prices for August 18


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