THE Welsh Government’s decision to have its own stand-alone version of an agricultural wages board moved a step forward this week with the closure of the formal public consultation on the proposed constitution and functions of the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales.
A new design and some grown-up dynamics are helping the latest Nissan Qashqai continue where its predecessor left off.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In your field
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.
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
?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 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
It was the heifers which reigned supreme at the end of the day taking the overall and reserve titles.
The vet column
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
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.