Machinery news

Nissan Qashqai Tekna 1.6dCi

More space and practicality offered by latest Qashqai

30 October 2014

A new design and some grown-up dynamics are helping the latest Nissan Qashqai continue where its predecessor left off.

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Arable news

Farmers, agronomists and other industry stakeholders are being called on to respond to a new European Commission public consultation on endocrine disrupting chemicals and pesticides.

Growers urged to respond to endocrine disruption consultation

30 October 2014

Farmers, agronomists and other industry stakeholders are being called on to respond to a new public consultation on pesticides and endocrine disruption.

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Livestock features

Calves

Minimising the risk of cryptosporidium infection in calves

Cryptosporidium is now the second most common cause of scouring in calves. Chloe Palmer finds out more about the impact of this parasite and how the risk of infection can be minimised.

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Livestock sales

Lincoln Reds realise high of 5,800gns

28 October 2014

The Lincoln Red Cattle Society’s autumn show and sale at Newark saw the champion bull, Foulness Leroy, from Chris Page, Brough, sell for 5,800gns.

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Best of British

Land Girls memorial

Women's Land Army tribute unveiled

?A long-awaited memorial was unveiled last week, paying tribute to the thousands of women who worked as Land Girls during both World Wars.

Young Farmers

Sam Bullingham (left) and Richard Carter (right) secured England’s place at the top of the leader board.

Devon young farmer wins double at the Young Shepherds World Challenge

30 October 2014

It has been two years in the making but the recent Young Shepherds World Challenge saw winning results for the Great British Team which travelled to France to battle it out for the title.

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Renewables

wind turbine

Dairy farmer turns to wind energy to make cost savings

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE dairy farmer threw open his doors for an open day to showcase medium wind energy.

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On farm

Lowlines

Dorset beef farm is making a big deal out of small cattle

An innovative Dorset beef cattle business is going against the grain in more ways than one, as Ben Pike found out.

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British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards 2014 - the winners

Fantastic night at the 2014 British Farming Awards

24 October 2014

It was a fantastic night at the 2014 British Farming Awards on Thursday with almost 500 farmers and industry representatives gathered to celebrate the best in British farming innovation. Huge congratulations to all our winners.

Building bridges in Wales

Rebecca Evans

Rebecca Evans vows to work with farmers

30 October 2014

Rebecca Evans has gone out of her way to build relations within the farming industry since she took over Alun Davies’ food and farming portfolio in July. Alistair Driver hears her views on the issues facing Welsh farmers.

Shows and events

West of Scotland show report

30 October 2014

The Boclair herd repeated their success of two years ago by topping an increased entry at the popular West of Scotland show in Ayr market recently.

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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: Teat sealing heifers to reduce mastitis

30 October 2014

Many farmers would not normally associate heifers with mastitis but, with more cases being identified, a number of vets and farmers are successfully using teat sealants to prevent the disease. Louise Hartley talks to vet Dave Gilbert to find out more.

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.