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Farm Buildings and Planning: The planning pitfalls of farm diversification

Farmers face a number of hurdles when seeking planning permission to diversify their business activities. James Davis, head of planning at Sanderson Weatherall, explains how to secure the consent you need.

Livestock sales

Champion ram lamb

Suffolk National sale peaks at 10,000gns

21 July 2014

THERE was a strong demand for well fleshed, commercially focused ram lambs at the first Suffolk Sheep Society sale of the season, the National sale at Shrewsbury, which peaked at 10,000gns.

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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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Event previews

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NSA Sheep 2014 preview: Event aims to provide advice and inspiration

NSA Sheep will provide visitors with all the latest technical news and information when it takes place at Malvern in just under two week’s time. Farmers Guardian takes a look at what is in store at the event.

    In your field

    William and Andrew Cowx

    William and Andrew Cowx: A busy few weeks, and goodbye after five years of writing

    Well it has been a busy four weeks since our last article, and it just seems like yesterday. The weather too has continued in the same form, allowing most people to make crop in good conditions and hopefully have full pits of silage and barns of hay.

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    Laura and David Kirkpatrick

    Improving profitability through innovative feeding systems

    The thriftiness and easy-care attributes of Stabiliser cattle are being exploited to maximise profitability in innovative ways by two beef producers in the south west of Scotland. Rog Wood reports.

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    Limousin bull scoops Royal Welsh beef inter-breed title

    21 July 2014

    THE  Limousin bull, Diamant, has just given Paul Dawes, Hereford,  his first Royal Welsh inter-breed beef title, with his French breeder, Michael Camus, on hand to watch.

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    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!

    Your CAP questions


    CAP reform - Ask the Experts

    14 July 2014

    Your chance to ask our panel of CAP experts anything you want to know about how the reformed policy will affect your business.

    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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    Daily weather forecasts


    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.