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

Source: CropMonitor

Counting the cost of light leaf spot epidemic

1 November 2014

Yield losses in oilseed rape as a result of light leaf spot infection are estimated to be in excess of £140 million in 2014 following the severe epidemic in crops this summer. 

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Livestock features


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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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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In your field

Rachel Lewis-Davies

Rachel Lewis-Davies: The honeymoon is over, but we are trying to remain upbeat among the challenges

We have taken on enough farms over the years to know that, following a period of high spirits and elation at the beginning, reality starts to dawn.

On farm

Mike and Danni Cowell with Barton Devonair 2.

South West small herd makes great strides in the show and sale ring

Despite not showing at this year’s Beef South West event, Mike and Danni Cowell will be eagerly awaiting the results from the Red Ruby Devons classes on the day. Wendy Short reports.

My farming week

Richard Corlett

My Farning Week - Richard Corlett, Lancashire

31 October 2014

?Silage: September was a busy time with the last silage cuts taking place. This was produced as round bales to add to the already full clamps. The year has been exceptional and produced heave cuts.

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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


AGRI EXPO 2014: Supreme Champions

31 October 2014

It was the heifers which reigned supreme at the end of the day taking the overall and reserve titles.

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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


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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.