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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

Prices for Tuesday, October 14.

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

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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.

Key speaker

5:36pm Thursday 9th October 2014

DEFRA'S deputy chief veterinary officer Alick Simmons will be a key speaker at the National Sheep Association's Health and Welfare Conference in Stone, Staffordshire, on November 26.

Shock at more milk price cuts

7:39am Thursday 9th October 2014

DAIRY farmers could resume protests over milk prices after more devastating cuts from next month were announced.

Global wildlife population has halved in past 40 years

3:08pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

GLOBAL wildlife populations have halved in the past 40 years because of habitat destruction, according to a new report from the World Wild Life Fund for Nature (WWF).

Award joy

5:34pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

EDEN-based Lakes Free Range Egg Co, run by David and Helen Brass, was named Poultry Farmer of the Year in the annual Farmers Weekly Awards.

Leading prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

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4:41pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Carlisle Auction Mart

Leading prices from Hawes Auction Mart

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4:38pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Hawes Auction Mart

Leading prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

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4:36pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

Leading prices from Penrith Auction Mart

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4:34pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Penrith Auction Mart

Leading prices from Ulverston Auction Mart

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4:31pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Ulverston Auction Mart

Leading prices from Lancaster Auction Mart

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4:29pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

North West Auction Mart

Leading prices from Broughton Auction Mart

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4:25pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Broughton Auction Mart

Damson feast for dancing turkeys

The Westmorland Gazette: WG140612
Jane Merritt new farming diary person.  (10773624)

4:13pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Peering through a confetti of Cumbria Wildlife Trust flyers boasting photos of the Foulshaw osprey chicks, and with my own display of flowers ballasted by three large stones, I realised that the niceties of stall dressing don't always allow for an August Bank holiday gale in Kendal.

Morecambe Bay residents asked what they would do to protect bathing waters along coast

7:25pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MORECAMBE Bay residents are being invited to have their say on a project aimed at improving the quality of bathing waters along the coast.

Grow Wild funding to help English communities bloom

4:27pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

ORGANISATIONS and community groups in England are being invited to apply for funding of up to £4,000 to create inspiring spaces in their local area using UK native plants.

British sheep farmers now facing year-round competition from New Zealand lamb, claims sheep boss

The Westmorland Gazette: TOUGH TIMES: Lake District hefted Herdwicks among breeds facing all-year-round competition from New Zealand

4:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

IMPORTED New Zealand lamb is becoming a year-round competitor to British reared meat, the UK sheep industry has warned.

Leading farm prices from Carlisle Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:26pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Wednesday, September 24 to Monday, September 29

Leading farm prices from Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

2:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Friday, September 26. Annual show and sale of livestock. Forward: 1,400 breeding sheep. Judge: J. Harrison. Sponsor: Tunstall Tractors. Results - Pure Texel (Aged or Shearling Ram), Champion & 1 JC & E Pedley & Son £950; 2 Messrs M W Skidmore 600; 3 Messrs Hastwell 600. Continental Cross (Aged or Shearling Ram), 1 G Slack £900; 2 Messrs K&R Buckle 500; 3 T R Mason 300. Ram Lamb, 1&3 R Wilson 280; 2 Messrs JG & SM Tallentire 250. Female (Any Age), reserve & 1 GR Wharton 360; 2 Messrs K&R Buckle 225; 3 JR Wharton 225. Prices - all breeds averages: Gimmer Shearlings 146.02; Ewes - Aged 115.48; Lambs 81.25; Rams - Shearling 400.63; Lambs 200. Rams: Texel to £950 each; Dutch Texel 500; Beltex 500. Ewes: Texel 170; Suffolk 104; Mule 122. Gimmer shearlings: Texel 360; Dutch Texel 228; Beltex 172. Gimmer lambs: Texel 155; Zwarbtle 96; Mule 87.

Leading prices from Penrith Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:09pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Prices inclusive for period from Tuesday, September 23 to Wednesday September 24

Leading farm prices from Kendal (J36) Auction Mart

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:04pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Prices inclusive for period Tuesday, September 23


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