British Farming Awards

Celebrate with the 2014 British Farming Awards – win a bottle of champagne

CORRECTLY predict the winner of the 2014 British Farming Awards’ inaugural Farming Hero Award and be in with a chance of winning one of five bottles of Moet.

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

Chapeltown Festival

Beef shorthorns peak at 6,500gns for Chapelton herd

21 October 2014

LEADING the beef shorthorn trade at Stirling at 6,500gns was the roan August 2012-born bull, Chapelton Festival, from Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas. By Glenisla Banqo out of Chapelton Duchess, it sold to D. Calder, Aberfeldy.

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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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Win £50 M&S voucher - November caption competition

ENTER this month’s caption competition and you could win £50 in high street vouchers.

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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

    More of That

    Countryside Live 2014: Beef championships

    19 October 2014

    More of That has given Phil and Sharon Sellers from Lincoln their fifth Countryside Live supreme championship. Earlier in the day the 604kg 15-month-old heifer by Fieldson Alfy, took the Limousin-sired and heifer title before going on the take the top spot.

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    Daily weather forecasts

    Weather

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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.