FARMERS have received praise from Home Secretary Theresa May for an initiative to tackle livestock and machinery theft.
New products and innovations are at the heart of the Lamma Show. Geoff Ashcroft reviews those who were presented with awards at the 2014 Lamma event.
Late autumn is a time when many farmers will make decisions about when to wean the spring-calving suckler herd calves.
CHAMPION and reserve in the cattle section at Pateley Bridge’s Christmas show and sale of primestock went to the Storey family, Bewerley.
When the time came for investment in a new store at Lynn South Farm, Newport, Shropshire, the decision was made to construct an innovative dual-purpose building to meet the needs of two very different farm enterprises. Georgina Haigh went along to find out more.
Selling about 20 high index young bulls annually has become the cornerstone for Will and Jackie Forrester’s Twemlows herd of Limousin cattle at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Simon Wragg reports.
FARMERS must focus on the costs they can directly control in an era of increasingly volatile markets, a bank chief has said.
In your field
There cannot be a much more satisfying sight than seeing freshly bedded cattle inside, especially when it is chucking it down outside (again).
My farming week
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The NFU hosted a conference at its Stoneleigh headquarters on Monday, dedicated to discussing the scientific basis for tackling bovine TB, but it did not provide the answers farmers wanted to hear. Alistair Driver reports.
Shows and events
Beef South West, held at Westpoint, Exeter, last week included a primestock show and a speakers corner. Jane Brown reports on some of the action.
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Daily weather forecasts
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