SHEEP are king for a family next to the forest who open their home up to tourists as Ben Barnett finds out.
A NEW vaccine will be made available to farmers this summer in order to tackle the deadly Schmallenberg Virus.
One Yorkshire village will be home to all manner of scarecrows next weekend, as Chris Berry discovered.
Everywhere is mud and the price of fat lambs has dropped through the floor. It is the winter of 2005-2006 and scraping through is getting harder and harder for the Hartle family, raising sheep and a bit of fodder to get the animals through the winter on the North York Moors.
In the latest of his series on walker’s pubs, Mark Reid visits Hudswell near Richmond.
The Environment Agency is warning farmers and landowners to ensure that cement waste materials are not being spread on their land illegally.1 comment
A relaxation of red tape is set to make it easier for agricultural buildings to be used for a range of new uses.
Wildlife experts have set their sights on reviving the fortunes of one of the country’s fastest declining bird species with the help of businesses, charities and farmers in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Livestock deaths and injuries are rife because too many dog owners are ignoring pleas to keep their animals on leads in the countryside, according to a leading livestock organisation.
The spirit of the hunt will be manifested next weekend when the Yorkshire Game and County Fair comes to Ripon, as Chris Berry reports.
Around 100 square miles of the county’s precious peatlands have been restored in a multi-million pound project to preserve vital habitats and reduce damaging carbon emissions.
Wetlands have played an important role in military history but Ian Rotherham looks at their more healing harvest.
Real farming is on the timetable at a Malton college. Ben Barnett went back to school and found out it was proving a hit.
The show season is upon us. Chris Berry talks to one of the key figures at Otley Show, which kicks off the season next weekend.
Farm shops maybe commonplace these days but as Chris Berry finds, for one Yorkshire family it’s proved a complete change in direction.
The National Farmers’ Union has joined a coalition of farmers’ organisations from across the continent to fight against “unfair” proposals which could result in reductions to direct payments given to farmers.1 comment
The summer programme of agricultural shows is drawing closer and organisers are hoping for better weather after many fell victim to unexpected heavy rainfall last summer.
Ahead of the Pickering Game and Country Fair next weekend, Chris Berry talks to one of farming’s true characters.
Bee experts are urging the public and politicians to act now and protect a particular species which has found a home in Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire’s reputation as a hot spot for bird persecution has been further tarnished by the illegal shooting of a buzzard near Farndale in the North Yorkshire Moors.
A family friend has taken a punt on a waiter’s dream to grow hops. Ben Barnett heard their story so far.
The number of farmers in the Yorkshire Dales National Park bidding for cash to cut water pollution has more than doubled this year.
While it is not every young man’s choice of an ideal career, there was only one option for Chris Hodgson, as Chris Berry found out.2 comments
Competitors heading to the Great Yorkshire Show are being reminded that entries for livestock classes close in the coming weeks.
Sheep experts are uncertain what the long-term affects will be after announcing revised, lower forecasts for this year’s lamb crop.
The East Riding YFC Annual County Rally returns to an East Yorkshire farm for the first time in 25 years, as Chris Berry reports.
Crucial information about cattle will be shared at the point of sale so farmers will know the animal’s tuberculosis testing history before purchase, under new industry recommendations.
The importance of local produce to a North Yorkshire market town’s economy will be passed on to a younger generation at a festival to celebrate all that is good about home-grown food.
Meet the farming foodies who left Oxford and have added an international twist to their beef venture. Ben Barnett reports.
Rural landowners are being warned to be extra vigilant in a bid to deter unlicensed musical events being held in empty properties this bank holiday weekend.
A CONTROVERSIAL EU ruling to ban the use of a group of pesticides relied on by farmers to protect crops from destructive pests has sparked both derision and relief this week.
Few head for the Forest of Bowland on the other side of the A65. Now buses are opening the area to walkers. Roger Ratcliffe reports.
The brown trout season opened here on April 1. My concerns expressed in last month’s column were well founded; snow lay in large patches on the moors and even at lower levels, the hedge rows still had white feet, a poignant reminder that winter had not lost its grip.
Chris Berry talks to a farming family as they prepare to host one of the biggest sheep events of the year despite a tough start.
Margaret Wilkinson broke the mould in the 1960s and has blazed a trail in the agricultural world ever since.
YORKSHIRE Water has once again shown its commitment to keeping the region green by stepping forward to sponsor the Yorkshire Post Environment Awards.
A BADGER flash-mob protested today against a Government-led cull of the animals, outside the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).
As the show season looms, farmers are choosing their likely contenders. Chris Berry meets one dairy farming family with a title to fight for.
Awards have come tumbling in for a pork producer who weighs most of her stock by sight. Chris Berry hears how from Anna Longthorp.
Proposals to exclude land-based qualifications from the formula used to calculate school performance tables have been attacked.
The national director of the National Beef Association is urging major food retailers to reflect the rising value of UK cattle in prices paid to suppliers.
Successful projects funded by a cause established by the Prince of Wales will be opened to the public to celebrate National Countryside Week on July 22-28.
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture account for almost a tenth of the UK’s total emissions and have “escaped attention”, an MP has claimed.
auction markets in the region are hopeful of a bump in trade following the closure of a major meat processing business in North Wales.
Major threats to Yorkshire’s native wildlife were the topic of a debate between experts from across the region’s conservation sector this week.
They’re ready for the off this weekend at Easingwold. Chris Berry takes a canter into the world of point to point racing.
Significant challenges face sheep producers this year as they strive to achieve optimal lamb performance and prevent condition loss in ewes, a leading scientist warns.
Champion of the countryside, The Prince of Wales, has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the sheep sector.
A Taste Trail has been added to the bill at next month’s Malton Food Lovers’ Festival.
Local produce is to take centre stage in a Holderness seaside town. Lucy Oates reports on a community plan to boost trade.
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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