Livestock sales

Top priced ewe

Females lead Texel trade at 7,000gns at English National sale

27 August 2014

THERE was a strong trade for both rams and females at the Farmers Guardian sponsored English National sale at Worcester, but it was females which had the highest price, peaking at 7,000gns.

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Rural crime statistics 2014

rural crime

UK livestock thefts increase 129 per cent, FG reveals

14 August 2014

POLICE forces in the UK are buckling under the pressure posed by organised rural criminals, investigations by Farmers Guardian have revealed.

Despite a fall in tractor thefts, the cost of rural crime to UK has risen.

FG research lays bare Britain's ongoing fight against rural crime

14 August 2014

CRIMINAL gangs are constantly updating their techniques to stay one step ahead of farm security and the police, according to experts.

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LammaXchange

LammaXchange

LammaXchange - a new way to buy and sell farm machinery

25 July 2014

Want to buy or sell farm machinery and equipment? LammaXchange, the easy-to-use and effective website from the team behind LAMMA Show, allows you to sell, search for and buy any sort of farm kit quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

Livestock features

Ed Seaton

Making IT work to improve herd fertility

Pregnancy rate is ‘king’ on dairy farms and, as a result, heat detection and submission rates are key areas of focus. In the first in a series of features looking at IT on the farm we look at how IT packages can help a farmer achieve the best results when it comes to fertility. Katie Jones reports.

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Machinery news

e-Twin film distrubution system

e-Twin distrubition system boasts substantial cost savings

28 August 2014

Designed to save film wrap and time, Kuhn has developed a new wrap distribution system for its trailed, self-loading round bale wrappers.

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Arable news

Hereford monitor farm group sets sights on improving consistency

28 August 2014

The AHDB monitor farm network continues to expand. Georgina Haigh paid a visit to two of the most recent additions to the network, in Herefordshire and Fife, to find out more.

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Arable features

Large margins of six metres (19ft) are a feature of the farm, with tall hedges and numerous trees.

Commercial farming and conservation work together for one Shropshire farmer

Song birds and wildlife have been a lifelong passion of Paul Griffiths, who has modified his farming to cater for it while running a solid commercial pig and arable enterprise. Neil Ryder met him on his Shropshire farm.

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In your field

Steve Heard

Steve Heard: Only spring beans to go in harvest 2014 and drilling means some tricky maths

August bank holiday weekend and both combines are already back in the barn as we await just the final 20 hectares (50 acres) of spring beans which are not yet fit. I have to take this opportunity to thank the fantastic team (Matthew, Mark, Giles, Dave, Vaughan and Jason) whom have given everything to bring the harvest home in record time, and now they get a well-earned weekend off.

On farm

Ed Seaton

Making IT work to improve herd fertility

Pregnancy rate is ‘king’ on dairy farms and, as a result, heat detection and submission rates are key areas of focus. In the first in a series of features looking at IT on the farm we look at how IT packages can help a farmer achieve the best results when it comes to fertility. Katie Jones reports.

My farming week

Graham hughes

My Farming Week: Graham Hughes, North Wales

28 August 2014

Pigs: My week usually starts quietly. Monday morning sees me feeding and watering our small herd of mainly British Saddleback pigs and taking the opportunity to give them a good look over to make sure everything is as it should be.

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British Farming Awards

BFA

British Farming Awards 2014 finalists revealed

22 August 2014

Having received an overwhelming number of entries from farmers across the UK and following extensive deliberation, Farmers Guardian is proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 British Farming Awards.

Shows and events

National Hereford Horned Show, Tenbury Wells + pic

26 August 2014

FIFTEEN-month-old Haven Kermit from E.L. Lewis and Son took the grand and intermediate male championships before going on to take the supreme title at the National Hereford Horned Show, Tenbury Wells. The same exhibitor also won the group title.In reserve was the 10-month-old Free Town Landmark from R.A. Bradstock and Partners, Tarrington, Herefordshire.

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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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Young Farmers

The Youth Forum is made up of representatives from each area and sponsored this year by Agco.

NFYFC Youth Forum makes an impact with big ideas

28 August 2014

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs established its Youth Forum in 2010 as a way for younger members to have their voices heard within the organisation.

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Daily weather forecasts

Weather

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.