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Livestock features

Lameness is now less than 3 to 4 per cent of the flock at any one time, as opposed to 10-15 per cent before implementing the plan.

Sheep lameness: Five-point plan provides pleasing results

Lameness is still a big issue on many sheep units, but by adopting an industy-wide five-point plan inroads into foot-related problems can be achieved, as Wendy Short finds out.

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LammaXchange - a new way to buy and sell farm machinery

25 July 2014

Want to buy or sell farm machinery and equipment? LammaXchange, the easy-to-use and effective website from the team behind LAMMA Show, allows you to sell, search for and buy any sort of farm kit quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

Machinery news

Case IH Farmall C

More model choice with cleaner and leaner Case IH Farmall Cs

31 July 2014

Case IH has expanded and upgraded its Farmall C range to include six new four-cylinder models from 58hp to 107hp.

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Best of British

The Hayshed Experience team with Lucy Muir and Robin Asquith (far right). PICTURES: Adrian Legge

Offering an insight into agriculture for disabled people

The Hayshed Experience aims to create opportunites for, and improve attitudes towards, disabled people to change their lives for the better. Marie Claire Kidd visits the farm which prides itself on putting people first.  

Livestock sales

Malton early breeding sheep sale

Strong early breeding sheep trade at Malton

29 July 2014

THERE was an exceptionally good turnout of buyers from all parts of the country at Malton’s early show and sale of breeding sheep and store lambs. Prices were up £20 per head on the year, with a particular demand for Suffolk cross gimmer shearlings.

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Arable news

Oilseed rape

Oilseed rape yielding well in Recommended List East/West region trials

1 August 2014

YIELDS in HGCA oilseed rape East/West region Recommended List trials are averaging a respectable 5.65 tonnes/hectare (2.3t/acre) to date this harvest, which compares favourably to the four-year average figure of 5.39t/ha (2.2t/acre).

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Arable features

Wheat harvest

Downward pressure remains for wheat price

As the UK harvest gets under way, wheat prices are facing further pressure, says Benjamin Bodart.?

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In your field

Steve Heard

Steve Heard: An early start to harvest, and analysing new cultivation methods

With one of the earliest starts I can remember, the two combines rumbled into action on July 16.

On farm

Scott Pounder

Ways to improve youngstock rearing on dairy farms

A review of the youngstock rearing policy on a County Durham dairy farm pinpointed a number of areas where improvements could be made. Wendy Short reports.

My farming week

Kit Papworth

My Farming Week: Kit Papworth, Norfolk

31 July 2014

Weather: So far the weather has been good over harvest, although we have started to get a bit of rain this week which has slowed us down a couple of times.

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OSR seedlings

Challenges ahead for oilseed rape

31 July 2014

Crop protection product withdrawals mean oilseed rape faces potentially its toughest ever season. Martin Rickatson joined a round-table discussion organised by seed and agchem firm Bayer CropScience to seek answers to the questions this raises.

Shows and events

Texel is champion of champions at Border Union

1 August 2014

THE hot weather continued at Border Union Show, Kelso, with stewards allowing exhibitors to take their sheep off the show field straight after the inter-breed championship to escape the blazing sun.

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FG Food Guru

James food guru

Food Guru: Sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish Video

24 July 2014

For July’s FG Food Guru, machinery editor, James Rickard has taken advantage of the sunshine by setting up an impressive barbeque on a nearby farm to bring us sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish.

Business feature

Andrea (left) and Franz Taschl (right) with son Stefan (centre) run a dairy farm in the alpine foothills.

Dairy farmers adapting to change in Austria

The CAP reforms have farmers across the UK examining the impact on their businesses, but what about the rest of Europe? Rachel Lovell meets some Austrian hill farmers which are responding to the changing politics with innovation and optimism.

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Young Farmers

Members gather for annual rallies

30 July 2014

In the second part of our YFC rally round up, Danusia Osiowy reports on some of the achievements of clubs across the country.

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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.