Machinery news

Kubota

Kubota reaffirms its position in the agricultural market with launch of larger tractors

30 September 2014

Taking on the mantel of the firm’s flagship tractors, Kubota has launched a new three model series ranging from 130-170hp.

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Livestock features

Calves need to receive four litres of good quality colostrum within the first six hours of life - not the first 24 hours, as was previously thought.

Pre-weaning diet: Getting it right to improve herd profitabilty

Feeding dairy heifer calves to enhance early growth rates, reduce rearing costs, bring down age at first calving, and also boost milk production in subsequent lactations, was the focus of two conferences held at Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry, by Midlands-based feed company GLW Feeds.

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Livestock sales

Whatmore Vaneer

Blue Texel record of 13,000gns set at Carlisle

29 September 2014

A new Blue Texel record was set at Carlisle on Saturday when the two-shear ewe, Whatmore Vaneer, sold for 13,000gns.

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Arable features

Neonicotinoid seed treatments were a relatively simple management tool to stop population build up of TuYV virus-transmitting aphids and virus spread, according to Mark Stevens.

Base OSR spray decisions on in-field evidence

With oilseed rape crops emerging, Farmers Guardian and Bayer CropScience convened the second in an OSR roundtable discussion series to assess autumn disease control priorities.

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Renewables

Fracking-6940

Fracking could leave property owners liable - CLA

LANDOWNERS could feel the long term effects if the Government presses ahead with controversial plans which would allow drilling under properties without permission.

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In your field

Steve Heard: Spring beans an easy harvest, and drilling delayed after home-run black-grass trial

The spring beans proved an easy harvest, unfortunately. Yield was disappointing and only half of last year’s achievement. On a positive note, they are a nice sample that should easily suit a human consumption market.

On farm

Dairy herd

Farm focus: Welsh dairy farm transformed into award-winning unit

This month’s Welsh Dairy Show (Tuesday, October 14) will see a new name taking the Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award. Barry Alston has been on-farm catching up with last year’s winner.

My farming week

My Farming Week: Brian Weatherup, Fife

30 September 2014

UK Dairy Day: The big news this week was the launch of our new UK Dairy Day, held at The International Centre, Telford and what a fantastic show it was.

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2014 beef stockjudging competition

Beef stockjudging: Use your judging skills to win £200

Do you consider yourself a good judge of stock? If so, enter the Farmers Guardian annual stockjudging competition, organised to promote the winter fairs we are supporting throughout the UK and you could win the top prize of £200, with two runners-up each receiving £50.

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Shows and events

Inter-breed beef champion

Berkshire Show 2014: Aberdeen-Angus reigns supreme at Royal County of Berkshire Show

26 September 2014

WITH the beef inter-breed judging taking place as part of Royal County of Berkshire Show’s grand parade on Saturday afternoon, a packed crowd witnessed an Aberdeen-Angus bull reign supreme.

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