Livestock features

Homeopathy

Animal health: Discover potential health benefits of using homeopathy

The homeopathic treatment of livestock diseases is relatively uncommon, but the practice has been around for 200 years and devotees are convinced it works.

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Livestock sales

Maerdy Ignition

Charolais lead trade at 22,000gns

22 October 2014

THE top price of the week came on Wednesday, the final day of the bull sales, when the Charolais bull, Maerdy Ignition, sold for 22,000gns.

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Arable news

Norfolk Farming Conference

Norfolk Farming Conference speakers announced

21 October 2014

Speakers have been confirmed for the next Norfolk Farming Conference, which takes place on February 12, 2015.

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Renewables

Ground mounted solar

Government to end subsidies on land used for solar

FARMERS will not be able to claim EU subsidies on land used for generating solar energy from January 2015.

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On farm

Nigel Logan

Farm focus: Wagu and beer-fed cattle bring diversification success

A varied mix of farming and diversification ideas has enabled one Northern Ireland farmer to reinvigorate his family farm which has become one to watch in the region. Barbara Collins visits the man behind Hillstown Meats.

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UKIP analysis

UKIP

The rise of UKIP - what does it mean for farmers?

UKIP’s astonishing success in last week’s by-elections has potentially far-reaching implications for farmers. Alistair Driver analyses a changing political landscape.

Event previews

Agri-Expo 2014

Agri-Expo 2014: Preparing for bumper livestock showcase

Preparations are once again underway for Borderway Agri-Expo, which brings together the best of pedigree and commercial showing classes, along the opportunity to find out about key developments in the livestock industry.

    Shows and events

    Lancashire HYB

    All Breeds All Britain: New venue proves a success

    22 October 2014

    Hundreds of young dairy enthusiasts from across Britain descended on the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, for the most prestigious event in a young breeder’s calendar, the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show. Louise Hartley reports from the new venue.

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