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Livestock sales

Joint top priced lamb

Suffolks sell to 20,000gns three times at Stirling

28 July 2014

SUFFOLK ram lambs were a strong trade at the Northern Area Sale, Stirling, on Friday (25 July), with prices hitting 20,000gns three times and the average rising by £366.09 on the previous year’s sale to £2,237.97 for 145 lambs sold.

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Kath Birkinshaw, Derbyshire

NSA Sheep 2014 preview: Vote for your favourite in the Sheep Event video competition Video

This year Farmers Guardian and the NSA have teamed up to run the first Sheep Event video competition. The five short-listed entrants were interviewed by Wendy Short.

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Arable news

KWS Tower

New potential RL milling wheat attracts attention

27 July 2014

The NIAB TAG and HGCA open days provided opportunities for growers to compare recent Recommended List additions and established varieties. Georgina Haigh reports.

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Arable features

BASIS NEWS: Applying BASIS in the field

?If you are considering entering the agronomy industry, are advising and selling agrochemicals or simply want to increase your farm management knowledge, you will need to take the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection. We talk to the current holder of the BASIS Barrie Orme Shield, Mark Fletcher, on what you should expect.

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On farm

Jock Rome encourages the home-bred pigs on display to visitors to make use of the muddy wallow.

Scottish farmer turns 10-year plan into a thriving farm shop

Approaching retirement, Scottish farmer Jock Rome opted against bowing out and enjoying time out. Instead he decided to use the time to diversify and build a farm shop – the result of 10 years in the making.

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Shows and events

Royal Welsh Show 2014: Charollais breed takes inter-breed sheep award for second year running

23 July 2014

AFTER three days of judging more than 3,000 sheep across more than 40 breeds in blazing heat, it was a Charollais which took top honours in the sheep section for the second year running.

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FG Food Guru

James food guru

Food Guru: Sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish Video

24 July 2014

For July’s FG food guru, machinery editor, James Rickard has taken advantage of the sunshine by setting up an impressive barbeque on a nearby farm to bring us sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish.

NSA Sheep 2014

NSA Sheep Event 2014 Video

27 June 2014

THE 2014 NSA Sheep Event at Malvern on July 30 is promising to be bigger and better than ever. In the run up to the event, make your vote count by taking part in our stockjudging and video competition running throughout the month!

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: Use vaccines to best effect

24 July 2014

Whatever the market conditions for sheep, the returns will always be greater if the flock is healthy. Louise Hartley asks John Macfarlane for his advice on making sure vaccinations are stored properly and administered correctly.


Leah Byrom

The art of BBQ prepping

FG’s cookery editor, Leah Byrom, offers BBQ side dishes to create in advance and avoid you having to miss the party

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