Event previews

The Dairy Show

Dairy Show 2014: Cattle classes and trade stands on offer for visitors

The one-day Dairy Show takes place at the beginning of October. Katie Jones takes a look at what is in store for visitors.

    Shows and events

    Dairy Day1

    Superb quality of cows at UK Dairy Day

    17 September 2014

    The first ever UK Dairy Day is underway, and all the breeds have now been judged….

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    Livestock sales

    Top priced Texel

    Strong demand and averages up at Wales and Border ram sale

    23 September 2014

    BUYERS were out in force at Monday’s NSA Wales and Border ram sale, Builth Wells, pushing the overall turnover for the 4,160 entries changing hands to £2,123,463, with a top price of 6,800gns for a Texel shearling.

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    On farm

    Pierrepont

    Farm focus: Realising a dream by taking on a farm tenancy and Jersey herd

    It has been a busy few years for the Clear family – taking on a new tenancy, building a new dairy unit and switching to robots. Angela Calvert reports.

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    October caption comp

    Win £50 M&S voucher - October caption competition

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

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    Pension planning

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    Pension planning: Using cash wisely is key to retirement planning

    22 September 2014

    IN the final part of the Farmers Guardian series looking at pension planning, Ben Briggs explores why the traditional route is not the only option.

    Scottish independence

    Union jack flag

    Scotland rejects independence but farmer uncertainty remains

    19 September 2014

    SCOTLAND has rejected independence in a decision which Better Together leader Alistair Darling hailed a victory for ‘unity over division’.

    Dairy industry analysis

    Parlour

    Why are UK milk prices falling?

    AN IMBALANCE of global supply and demand is driving the recent wave of price cuts which have knocked more than 5p per litre off many farmers’ milk cheques. But does this tell the whole story?

    American experience shows volatile nature of dairy market

    IT IS not just Europe which has seen milk production surge.

    British Farming Awards

    British Farming Awards

    Farmers Guardian Farming Hero finalists announced

    SEVEN inspirational farmers have been shortlisted for the first ever Farmers Guardian Farming Hero award as part of our 2014 British Farming Awards.

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    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.