PROJECTS to improve the taste of lamb and to develop an organic pesticide are among 15 innovative pieces of research to benefit from funding under the Government’s Agri-Tech strategy.
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Farmers face a number of hurdles when seeking planning permission to diversify their business activities. James Davis, head of planning at Sanderson Weatherall, explains how to secure the consent you need.
THERE was a strong demand for well fleshed, commercially focused ram lambs at the first Suffolk Sheep Society sale of the season, the National sale at Shrewsbury, which peaked at 10,000gns.
This year Farmers Guardian and the NSA have teamed up to run the first Sheep Event video competition. The five short-listed entrants were interviewed by Wendy Short.
NSA Sheep will provide visitors with all the latest technical news and information when it takes place at Malvern in just under two week’s time. Farmers Guardian takes a look at what is in store at the event.
In your field
Well it has been a busy four weeks since our last article, and it just seems like yesterday. The weather too has continued in the same form, allowing most people to make crop in good conditions and hopefully have full pits of silage and barns of hay.
The thriftiness and easy-care attributes of Stabiliser cattle are being exploited to maximise profitability in innovative ways by two beef producers in the south west of Scotland. Rog Wood reports.
Royal Welsh Show 2014
IN a bid to boost demand for Welsh red meat in Netherlands a new European agent is being sought to further capitalise on the growing overseas demand for Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.
Shows and events
THE Limousin bull, Diamant, has just given Paul Dawes, Hereford, his first Royal Welsh inter-breed beef title, with his French breeder, Michael Camus, on hand to watch.
NSA Sheep 2014
THE 2014 NSA Sheep Event at Malvern on July 30 is promising to be bigger and better than ever. In the run up to the event, make your vote count by taking part in our stockjudging and video competition running throughout the month!
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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.