Event previews

The Dairy Show

Dairy Show 2014: Cattle classes and trade stands on offer for visitors

The one-day Dairy Show takes place at the beginning of October. Katie Jones takes a look at what is in store for visitors.

    Machinery news

    Flexibility showcased at Tillage Live

    September 19, 2014

    Manufacturers at the Tillage Live event responded to unpredictable establishment conditions facing farmers with a range of equipment designed or adapted to be more flexible and capable of working in min-till regimes or on plough where inversion tillage has been brought back into the rotation. Jane Carley reports.

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    Livestock features

    Rachel Lander

    Using Cow Signals to identify herd problems during housing

    Cow Signals, a concept which encourages farmers to observe their cows and their environment to help identify problems and issues, has been steadily gathering momentum in the UK. Katie Jones attended a one-day theory and practical workshop to learn more.

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    Shows and events

    Dairy Day1

    Superb quality of cows at UK Dairy Day

    17 September 2014

    The first ever UK Dairy Day is underway, and all the breeds have now been judged….

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    Livestock sales

    Top priced lambs from Messrs Lord

    Mule gimmer lambs sell to £800/head at Hawes

    17 September 2014

    THERE were 26,484 lambs forward for the Farmers Guardian sponsored two day show and sale of mule gimmer lambs on behalf of NEMSA on Monday and Tuesday at Hawes.

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    Arable news

    winter beans

    Greening causes increase in pulse seed sales

    19 September 2014

    SEED merchants are reporting a significant increase in winter and spring bean seed sales this year, and a particular interest from growers in disease-resistant wheat varieties.

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    Wind turbines

    Referendum must spark joint Government action in renewables sector

    THE outcome of the Scottish referendum has prompted the country’s renewables sector to call for an acceleration of the development of green technologies.

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    In your field

    Tony Shepherd and John Henderson: Share farming progress and stock sales on an up

    After the launch of the share farm booklet by the CLA at the Yorkshire Show, and with several meetings to attend to explain the concept, John has been busy preparing his presentation and making sure what he says makes sense (a rare situation, says John).

    On farm

    Volis Farm

    Farm focus: Making the switch from high input to extensive grazing

    Switching from a high input Holstein herd to an extensive grass-based system is no easy feat, but it can pay considerable dividends.

    My farming week

    John Rice

    My Farming Week – John Rice

    September 19, 2014

    Hedge cutting: This week has seen me hedge cutting as I make the most of harvest being over and the weather still being good.

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    Scottish independence

    NFUS demands better Brussels representation after 'No' vote

    19 September 2014

    NFU Scotland has called on the UK Government to give consideration to Scottish farmers’ needs as it negotiates in Brussels, following the ‘No’ vote in the independence referendum.

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    Dairy industry analysis


    Why are UK milk prices falling?

    AN IMBALANCE of global supply and demand is driving the recent wave of price cuts which have knocked more than 5p per litre off many farmers’ milk cheques. But does this tell the whole story?

    American experience shows volatile nature of dairy market

    IT IS not just Europe which has seen milk production surge.

    British Farming Awards

    British Farming Awards

    Farmers Guardian Farming Hero finalists announced

    SEVEN inspirational farmers have been shortlisted for the first ever Farmers Guardian Farming Hero award as part of our 2014 British Farming Awards.

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    Daily weather forecasts


    New video online daily

    DON'T miss our in-depth weather forecast presented by Simon Keeling at lunch time each day, aimed to give the most up-to-date farmers weather service available.