DAIRY farmers have been warned the current market situation will get worse before it gets better, prompting fears more farmers will be forced to quit the industry.
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-born suckler herd calves.
THE last Charolais bull sale of the season peaked at 6,000gns at Carlisle on for the day’s supreme champion, Bassett Icon, a 20-month-old by Harestone Dominator and out of a homebred dam from Jean Atkinson, Malton. The buyer was J.S. Gargett, Barnard Castle.
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.
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).
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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
At the Multi Breed Calf Show on Newark showground the overall and pedigree champion was Chalford Manor Jazzy, a British Blue heifer, by Solway View Firecracker, bred and exhibited by D. Plestead, Oxfordshire. Torrington Jaguar from Louise Todd, Market Rasen, was reserve pedigree champion.
Daily weather forecasts
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.
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