Machinery news

Vicon FastBale

Vicon enters non-stop round baler battle Video

27 November 2014

It looks as though the battle to produce a commercially viable non-stop round baler continues, as Vicon enters the fray with its latest development.

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Livestock sales

Bassett Icon

Charolais sell to 6,000gns at Carlisle

25 November 2014

THE last Charolais bull sale of the season peaked at 6,000gns at Carlisle for the day’s supreme champion, Bassett Icon, a 20-month-old by Harestone Dominator and out of a home-bred dam from Jean Atkinson, Malton. The buyer was J.S. Gargett, Barnard Castle.

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Best of British

Bath's blue cheese wins world cheese championship

A BLUE-veined cheese made by The Bath Soft Cheese Company, has flown the flag for Britain and scooped the top award at the World Cheese Awards.

Renewables

The UK’s farm-scale wind market growth continues to be threatened by a variety of hurdles.

Renewables: What does the future hold for the UK on-farm wind energy sector?

Uncertainty over Government subsidies and planning and financing constraints risk putting the brakes on the small-scale wind sector. Olivia Midgley gauges opinion from a selection of the industry’s leading experts.

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In your field

Phil Latham

Phil Latham: Science and shattered dreams at TB conference, and cheers to Coca-Cola's new drink

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a meeting hosted by the NFU which brought nearly 80 farmers together to hear the latest on TB science.

My farming week

David Lawrie

My Farming Week: David Lawrie, Kinross

November 28, 2014

AgriScot: We had a successful show at AgriScot last week, taking a couple of prizes including the champion Ayrshire – third calver, Cuthill Towers White Patch 11. 

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Bird flu analysis

poultry

Can the UK protect itself from bird flu spread?

27 November 2014

As the devastating bird flu virus sweeps across Europe, Olivia Midgley looks at the threat it poses to the UK farming industry.

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Shows and events

Bull calf champion

Strong entry for Black Beauty Bonanza

26 November 2014

THE Black Beauty Bonanza organised by the North East Aberdeen-Angus Club held at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, attracted a strong entry of 94 pedigree Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings which were judged by Jim McMillan Brechin.

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Browse all our pictures from this year's county shows, events and livestock sales. See one you like? Prints are available from 12"x8" or larger.

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The vet column

Vet's View: Vaccinating cattle safely and effectively

27 November 2014

Research performed by the University of Nottingham and DairyCo highlight areas which can be improved to make vaccines work more effectively. Louise Hartley gets the top tips from Dutch vet Wendela Wapenaar.

Getting started

RASE Next Gen conference

Aspiring sheep farmers are told 'Don't be afraid to ask for money',

27 November 2014

Practical advice to inspire the next generation of sheep farmers was the aim of a one-day event organised by the National Sheep Association (NSA) Next Generation programme and the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) Innovation for Agriculture initiative. FG takes a look at the highlights.

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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.