SEVENTY per cent of chickens tested in a Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey on campylobacter on fresh chickens tested positive for the bug, the agency has revealed.
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.
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.
Best of British
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.
In your field
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
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
Shows and events
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.
The vet column
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.
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.
Daily weather forecasts
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.
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