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

Good progress has been made with delayed drilling plans this week.

Good progress with autumn workload

31 October 2014

IN comparison to previous wet autumns, reasonably dry soil conditions this autumn have allowed growers to progress well with delayed drilling, stay on top of spray programmes and generally keep crops healthy, say advisers.

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Livestock features

Calves

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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Best of British

Land Girls memorial

Women's Land Army tribute unveiled

?A long-awaited memorial was unveiled last week, paying tribute to the thousands of women who worked as Land Girls during both World Wars.

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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Renewables

wind turbine

Dairy farmer turns to wind energy to make cost savings

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE dairy farmer threw open his doors for an open day to showcase medium wind energy.

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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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British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards 2014 - the winners

Fantastic night at the 2014 British Farming Awards

24 October 2014

It was a fantastic night at the 2014 British Farming Awards on Thursday with almost 500 farmers and industry representatives gathered to celebrate the best in British farming innovation. Huge congratulations to all our winners.

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

Steer champion

AGRI EXPO 2014: Steer Championship

31 October 2014

Steer champion was July 2013-born Maybe This Time, from James Nisbet, Mauchline which weighed in at 595kg.

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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

Weather

New video online daily

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.