If you are Cold – Put a Jacket On!

The use of calf jackets for young calves (between 1 day and 3 weeks old) is becoming increasingly popular and rightly so. Keeping calves warm in the first few weeks of life allows more efficient conversion of milk powder into growing the calves and helps keep them healthy.

 

 

 

 Many calf units can

Raw Material Market Update

The first fortnight of 2015 has seen raw material costs easing back slightly after the increases of the latter part of 2014. The big question is whether this is the beginning of a longer term easing in prices, or a pause before pushing on upwards again.

 

Wheat prices have dropped £9/t since Christmas; the Sterling/Euro exchange

Extra help required on the farm?

Support the Newton Rigg Charity Auction

 

& receive extra help on your farm for a day?


The agricultural students at Newton Rigg College Penrith are doing a charity auction at Penrith Auction Mart, during the store cattle sale on Monday 19th January. Funds raised will go to the North West Air Ambulance. 

Book now for discounts on Ecosyl additives


Ecosyl is the UK’s best selling additive with proven performance over many years. Book before 31st January for an early order discount and be entered in a prize draw for a Honda quad Fortrax.

Ecosyl forage additives will;

  • Maintain silage quality
  • Reduce losses and spoilage in storage
  • Improve forage intakes by on average 5%

 

Many trials and independent

Extra help required on the farm?

Support the Newton Rigg Charity Auction

 

& receive extra help on your farm for a day?


The agricultural students at Newton Rigg College Penrith are doing a charity auction at Penrith Auction Mart, during the store cattle sale on Monday 19th January. Funds raised will go to the North West Air Ambulance. 

Malton Open Day a Success

A SUCCESSFUL open day was held at Carrs Billington in Malton.

 

The agricultural merchant moved its Country Store earlier this year to its current location in Horsemarket Road, opposite Cundall’s Auction Mart.

 

Activities included special offers, competitions, guess the weight of the sheep challenge and demonstrations. The successful estimate in the guess the weight of the sheep

The Tweeting Farmer

The frosty morning and cold winds have begun but so far in most places the weather has been mild for this time of the year. This wasn’t the case back in March 2013, when a severe snow storm hit most of Britain.

 

The unexpected  snow fall meant the loss of thousands of sheep and cattle for a

New Environmental Schemes; pollinators is the new buzz word

New agri-environmental programmes for England were launched recently by DEFRA. The old Environmental Stewardship agreements are to be replaced by Countryside Stewardship Schemes when they come to the end of their term.

 

There will be a Higher level, very similar to the current HLS agreements, which will focus on the highest priority sites and a Middle level

Farm Innovation Grants from EBLEX

Apply by the 7th February for up to £5000 in funding.

 

Each application must be from a group of at least three farmers and the money used to investigate or trial a new idea, or method, of improving beef and sheep management and profitability. A maximum of £1000 can be used towards the cost of capital

Christmas Opening Time

Please note, the Christmas and New Year Opening times for our Country Stores vary. Please contact your nearest store for more details. 

 

Our Customer Service Line is open until 12.30 today (Christmas Eve) and re-opens again on Monday 29th December – normal working hours resume.  They will be open on New Year’s Eve for limited hours and re-opened again