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New chief sheep steward for Great Yorkshire Show

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12:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

THE Great Yorkshire Show has a new chief sheep steward.

National award for rapeseed oil producer

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9:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire family rapeseed oil producer has won a national award.

Entrants gearing up for Countryside Live show

Gazette & Herald: Stephanie Milner and her father Jonny who went on to take the championship in the driving trials held for the first time at Countryside Live. Her pony is Josh. Stephanie’s home is at Huggate, York. (9612590)

9:26am Monday 25th August 2014

ENTRIES are flooding in for an autumn show which will see the best of Yorkshire’s cattle, sheep, horses and poultry on display.

Diamond day for Huttons Ambo show

Gazette & Herald: Committee Members of the Huttons Ambo Flower and Produce Show, NB: I do not know the name of the lady second from right, but if you have to have names the other names are: from left: Alison Hewitt, Ruth Hannah, Tara Waldis, Neil Hannah, Jem Charles and Sa

4:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

HUTTONS Ambo Flower and Produce show celebrated its diamond anniversary at the weekend.

New mart is vital for area’s farmers

Gazette & Herald: Sheep at Malton livestock market during the spring fatstock show. Pic: Mike Tipping (9461114)

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TOMORROW (Thursday) is decision day for Malton livestock market as the application for new premises comes before the Ryedale District Council's extraordinary planning meeting scheduled to deal with this application, and other residential development applications submitted by Fitzwilliam Trust Corporation.

Rosedale Show: The renaissance of rural life

Gazette & Herald:

3:49pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE continuing renaissance of all that is homemade and home-grown was in evidence at one of the most fiercely traditional rural shows on the calendar.

Share farming is the way

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WIDER uptake of share farming could enable thousands of young people to get their first foot on the farming ladder, according to the CLA.

Rural communities told to guard against crime

Gazette & Herald: Police and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan is taking steps to fulfil her election pledge of relocating police headquarters from Newby Wiske Hall

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FARMERS and villagers are urged to remain vigilant when it comes to thieves raiding farmers and rural properties.

Guest talks are revealed for farming conference

Gazette & Herald: Jay Rayner is well-respected among food writers

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

NFU president Meurig Raymond and celebrity food critic Jay Rayner will address delegates alongside Beth Hart of Sainbury’s at JSR Farm’s 25th annual farming conference in York on Tuesday, September 16.

Rosedale Show 2014 results

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Cups, trophies and results from Rosedale Show 2014

Greening rules still unclear, says NFU

Gazette & Herald: FEBRUARY 27-28

3:55pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE NFU is expected to continue its roadshow meetings to support farmer members as they get to grips with the new Common Agriculture Policy, and particularly the greening measures.

Make a date at Farndale Show

Gazette & Herald: 106th annual Farndale Show

12:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NEXT year’s Farndale calendar will go on sale on August Bank Holiday Monday at Farndale Show.

Sun shines on record crowds at Boon Hill show

Gazette & Herald: Show jumping at Boon Hill Show. Pic by Jo Hughes (9130825)

12:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

BOON Hill country show proved a big success on Saturday thanks to record crowds and good weather.

Something for everyone at Thornton-le-Dale Show

Gazette & Herald:

12:29pm Friday 15th August 2014

GOATS and sheepdogs herding ducks were among the most popular attractions at Thornton-le-Dale Show.

Community spirit lives on at Thronton-le-Dale Show

Gazette & Herald:

12:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

VISITORS show were able to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the First World War.

Valley’s residents fear fracking plan

Gazette & Herald: FRACKING PIC FROM INTERNET (9195846)

5:05pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Sarah Houlston has written to me asking if I would publicise a Government Consultation which ends

Frost to impact grouse hunt

Gazette & Herald: GEORGE THOMPSON - Grouse on Spaunton Moor. Picture: Matt Clark (9173488)

5:02pm Thursday 14th August 2014

DAMAGE caused by severe late frosts on the North York Moors last year is likely to have an impact on this year's grouse shooting season which started yesterday (Tuesday), said George Winn-Darley, who manages 6,500 acres of the moors.

Years of experience advising and supporting landowners

Gazette & Herald: Ann Hanson

5:05pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Yorkshire Farming and Wildlife Partnership advisers are celebrating half a century working with farmers and landowners in Yorkshire.

Thornton-le-Dale show results

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2:37pm Friday 8th August 2014

Thornton-le-Dale show  goers enjoyed an excellent day with record entries in all classes.

Harvest yields up as farmers reap rewards of hot summer

Gazette & Herald: Harvesting near Earswick. Picture David Harrison. (8962021)

2:58pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THE remarkable spell of weather has to date made harvesting a lot easier but it has brought a few

Farmers bare all for calendar

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2:54pm Thursday 7th August 2014

TWELVE young farmers from Ryedale who bared all for charity have raised £1,000.

Show is a celebration of country life

Gazette & Herald: Aled Groucott trims a Beltex wether ram ready for Countryside Live

2:51pm Thursday 7th August 2014

PREPARATIONS are underway for Countryside Live, which takes place on October 18 and 19 at Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate.

This year's harvests ahead of schedule

Gazette & Herald: A combine harvester is busy at work in the fields at Saxton near Tadcaster. Picture: Nigel Holland.

9:05am Thursday 7th August 2014

A SECOND hot and dry harvest season has arrived for farmers in Yorkshire, and the combines are at work night and day in fields all over the county.

Farmer welcomes organic crops claim

Gazette & Herald: PROUD: Peter Richardson at Home Farm, Newby Wiske

12:01pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire farmer has welcomed new research that shows significant differences in the nutritional content of organic and conventional crops.

Visitors travel from far and wide to Ryedale Show

Gazette & Herald: Ryedale Show. Pictured fancy dress competition. 'Jack & Jill'. Jack and Jessie Barker from Kirkbymoorside with mum Hannah. Picture David Harrison. (8732254)

12:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THOUSANDS of people flocked to the 148th annual Ryedale Show from across the whole of the country.

It’s a dog’s life at Ryedale Show

Gazette & Herald: Ryedale Show. Pictured Ampleforth Hounds with Huntsman Tom Cranage. Picture David Harrison. (8730139)

12:08pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

GET a dog for a healthy lifestyle. That was the message from Ryedale Canine Society which organised the popular dog section at the show.

Ryedale Show: Fancy show of fur and feathers

Gazette & Herald: Ryedale Show. Pictured pigeon judge Mike |Knaggs with the Champion Show Racer belonging to Dixon na d Dodgeson from Scarborough. Picture David Harrison. (8723776)

12:08pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

FANCY pigeons and their owners travelled more than 65 miles to exhibit in Ryedale Show this year.

Ryedale Show: Local farmers lead the way

Gazette & Herald: Ryedale Show. Pictured Alicia Lack, aged 13 of Kirkbymoorside, with her beef Shorthorn cow with which she won the young handler class. Picture David Harrison. (8722481)

12:05pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DESPITE the recent outbreak of tuberculosis, local farmers were not put off in entering Ryedale Show and still flocked in their hundreds to submit entries in to the livestock categories.

Record-breaking day at Ryedale Show

Gazette & Herald: Ryedale Show. Pictured  Picture David Harrison. (8726705)

12:05pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RYEDALE Show continues to highlight the best of the area's agriculture according to its organisers.

Ryedale Show results

Gazette & Herald: Poppy Cottrell, of Huntington, with Rizzo who won first prize in the pygmy goat class at Ryedale Show. Pic: Mike Tipping (8533737)

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Trophy winners at Ryedale Show

Celebrating equine life at Boon Hill Show

Gazette & Herald: Rural life celebrated at Boon Hill Show

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HUNDREDS of horses and ponies will be competing at the Boon Hill Show on Saturday, August 9.

Rural co-op BATA buys feed manufacturer

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RYEDALE-based agricultural firm BATA has bought compound animal feed manufacturer Thompsons of York.

Mixed barley results with harvest on way

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AS August approaches, harvest 2014 is now well underway here in North Yorkshire. The majority of local growers have at least made a start with either their winter barley or OSR crops and have reported mixed results.

MP’s deselection was ‘unsavoury’

Gazette & Herald: Kevin Hollinrake

3:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO begin this week’s column I congratulate Kevin Hollinrake on his selection as Conservative Parliamentary candidate.

Farmers warned to avoid cables

Gazette & Herald: Northern Powergrid

9:52am Monday 21st July 2014

FARMERS have been warned to take care around overhead power cables after a series of accidents put lives at risk.

Great Yorkshire Show goes from strength to strength

Gazette & Herald:

3:29pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Coverage from Day 2 of the Great Yorkshire Show

New-look Malton Show proves a hit

Gazette & Herald: Malton Show, at Scampston Park, on Sunday. Pictured is Gunnerfleet Hicks the Pedigree Limousin that took the Champion Interbreed Beef trophy with James Simpson from Garrowby Estate Farms and judge John Wilson. Picture David Harrison. (7675532)

3:53pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE NEW date and revised lay-out for this year's Malton Show received a 'very positive' reaction according to the organising committee.

Malton Show results

Gazette & Herald: Malton Show

4:49pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Trophy winners and results from Malton Show, held at Scampston Park.

Farmers face mixed fortunes

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3:53pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE price war between Britain’s supermarkets is putting pressure on local farmers, according to Robert Hicks, the general secretary of the National Farmers’ Union in the area.

Extreme weather ‘biggest threat to food producers’

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10:50am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire MP is calling for action to improve the UK’s food security and improve production on British farms.

Memorial service for former NFU President

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10:50am Thursday 19th June 2014

A memorial service will be held next month in honour of former NFU President Sir Ben Gill who died in May aged 64.

Boost for agricultural industry

Gazette & Herald: Tractor at Mowthorpe

12:10pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

YORKSHIRE'S agriculture industry is showing one of the strongest recoveries in the UK according to new figures.

Young farmers shine in contest

Gazette & Herald: Kirkbymoorside Young Farmers Club members Alice Turnbull and Philip Monkman take a break from activities to enjoy an ice cream, during the rally at Low Park Farm in Kirkbymoorside. Pic: Mike Tipping (6444906)

4:23pm Friday 30th May 2014

YOUNG Farmers from across Ryedale showed off their skills at an annual event.

Farms throw open gates to the public

Gazette & Herald: Sheep shearing

4:22pm Friday 30th May 2014

TWO farms in the North York Moors National Park will be throwing open their gates to visitors next month as part of Open Farm Sunday.

Forces unite for Farm Watch

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4:19pm Friday 30th May 2014

NORTH Yorkshire Police teamed up with colleagues from Durham, Northumbria, Cleveland and Cumbria to run a major Farm Watch operation last Thursday.

Calls to protect from fracking

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1:42pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

FARMERS and landowners are calling for protection from any liability if fracking operations cause negative long-term effects on their land.

Historian to talk on past farming

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1:02pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A LEADING expert on Anglo-Saxon archaeology will be giving a lecture on Friday about the history of a farmstead from that era.

Farm offers guided tour

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12:43pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

YORKSHIRE Conservation and Farming are offering people the chance to enjoy a guided tour around an award-winning farm.

Sledmere joins Open Farm Sunday event

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12:43pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

SLEDMERE Home Farm will be joining the national Open Farm Sunday event again this year on Sunday, June 8.

Farmers warned of slurry dangers

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8:25am Monday 26th May 2014

FARMERS have been warned about the dangers of slurry gases with the launch of a new leaflet by the National Farmers Union and the Farm Safety Partnership.






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