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.

    Machinery news

    Kubota

    Kubota reaffirms its position in the agricultural market with launch of larger tractors

    30 September 2014

    Taking on the mantel of the firm’s flagship tractors, Kubota has launched a new three model series ranging from 130-170hp.

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    Livestock features

    Calves feeding

    Breeding and Calves: A targeted look at rumen development

    Rumen development should be part of a farm’s heifer rearing target, according to Debby Brown, Advanced Nutrition’s veterinary nutritionist.

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    Livestock sales

    Whatmore Vaneer

    Blue Texel record of 13,000gns set at Carlisle

    29 September 2014

    A new Blue Texel record was set at Carlisle on Saturday when the two-shear ewe, Whatmore Vaneer, sold for 13,000gns.

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    Arable news

    New insecticide approvals help combat OSR pest threat

    29 September 2014

    SEVERAL new insecticide approvals for control of cabbage stem flea beetle and turnip yellows virus aphid vector myzus persicae in oilseed rape have been granted by Defra following the ban on use of neonicotinoid seed treatments.

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    Arable features

    Neonicotinoid seed treatments were a relatively simple management tool to stop population build up of TuYV virus-transmitting aphids and virus spread, according to Mark Stevens.

    Base OSR spray decisions on in-field evidence

    With oilseed rape crops emerging, Farmers Guardian and Bayer CropScience convened the second in an OSR roundtable discussion series to assess autumn disease control priorities.

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    Renewables

    Fracking-6940

    Fracking could leave property owners liable - CLA

    LANDOWNERS could feel the long term effects if the Government presses ahead with controversial plans which would allow drilling under properties without permission.

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    In your field

    Steve Heard: Spring beans an easy harvest, and drilling delayed after home-run black-grass trial

    The spring beans proved an easy harvest, unfortunately. Yield was disappointing and only half of last year’s achievement. On a positive note, they are a nice sample that should easily suit a human consumption market.

    On farm

    Fourth generation farmer John Scott is based at Fearn Farm, Tain.

    Farm focus: Adopting breeding and marketing plans boost farm business

    Innovative breeding and marketing strategies are helping one north of Scotland family drive their business forward, as Jonathan Long finds out.

    My farming week

    My Farming Week: Brian Weatherup, Fife

    30 September 2014

    UK Dairy Day: The big news this week was the launch of our new UK Dairy Day, held at The International Centre, Telford and what a fantastic show it was.

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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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    Scottish independence

    Scotland

    Scotland votes 'No' - what does it mean for UK farming?

    Last week’s Scottish independence referendum galvanised voters like never before and pitched neighbour against neighbour. Alistair Driver and Olivia Midgley look at the implications of the ‘No’ vote for UK farming.

    Competitions

    2014 beef stockjudging competition

    Beef stockjudging: Use your judging skills to win £200

    Do you consider yourself a good judge of stock? If so, enter the Farmers Guardian annual stockjudging competition, organised to promote the winter fairs we are supporting throughout the UK and you could win the top prize of £200, with two runners-up each receiving £50.

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    Shows and events

    Inter-breed beef champion

    Berkshire Show 2014: Aberdeen-Angus reigns supreme at Royal County of Berkshire Show

    26 September 2014

    WITH the beef inter-breed judging taking place as part of Royal County of Berkshire Show’s grand parade on Saturday afternoon, a packed crowd witnessed an Aberdeen-Angus bull reign supreme.

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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.