Competition

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Farmers Guardian has joined forces with the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) to offer 20 free tickets to Grassland and Muck 2014.

Beef Expo 2014

Win tickets to Beef Expo 2014

Farmers Guardian have 6 tickets to give away to Beef Expo 2014, taking place on Wednesday May 21 and Thursday May 22 at Hexham Mart Centre

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Lambing tips

Handy hints: Top 10 tips to help keep lambs alive

17 April 2014

With sheep farmers flat out in the middle of lambing, Farmers Guardian’s first monthly handy hints guide focuses on making sure every lamb gets off to a flying start.

Machinery news

AF April 2014 - Precision Drills

Assessing the benefits of CTF in sugar beet

15 April 2014

Controlled traffic practices are rising in popularity in combinable crops, but with a little planning, there is no reason why the principle cannot be applied to root crops.

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Livestock sales

Lowesmoor 1 Jockey

Herefords bulls peak at 6,000gns

16 April 2014

ALL bar one of the 70 cattle on offer at the Hereford Cattle Society sale at Hereford on Wednesday sold, topping at 6,000gns for the champion, Lowesmoor 1 Jockey, a 21-month-old bull from M.J. Clark, Tetbury. By Lowesmoor 1 Gauloise, it sold to M.J. Burton, Leigh, Surrey.

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Arable features

Quilt Xcel

Maize disease control options extended with first full fungicide approval in the UK

THE increase in the acreage of maize being grown in the UK, more latterly as a result of feedstock demand from the growing number of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, has brought with it increasing disease pressure. Teresa Rush reports.

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Arable news

New advice on controlling disease and managing resistance is available following a three-year HGCA-supported research project.

Balancing disease control and resistance management

18 April 2014

NEW guidance on best practice use of azole and SDHI fungicides to limit the development of resistance has been published by the HGCA and Fungicide Resistance Action Group (FRAG).

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In your field

Rachel Lewis-Davies

Rachel Lewis-Davies: An interesting contrast with the Lambing Live farms!

Off work for a few days of lambing, I cannot help observing the difference a year makes. It is now nearly 12 months since the move from Lower Drostre to Yscoedreddfyn, when the mood was pretty low. This year we are lambing without any distractions and the weather this spring is incomparable to 2013, so things are much better.

On farm

Left to right: Martin Holliday, Matthew Aleixo, Kevin and Yvonne Holliday and granddaughter Jessica.

Unusual breed cross using 'undervalued' Herdwick triumphs

While Cumbrian farmer Kevin Holliday believes he may be ‘shooting himself in the foot’ by highlighting the potential profitability of the Herdwick ewe, he tells Neil Ryder this is the key to securing the future of the breed.

My farming week

Fiona Davies

My Farming Week: Fiona Davies, North Wales

17 April 2014

Campsite: It is a hectic time of year as we are busy lambing and tidying everything up for when visitors to our on-farm campsite start flowing in.

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Great British beef week

Full list of Great British Beef Week events

If you want to get behind Great British Beef Week (GBBW), here is a list of events taking place throughout the week which have not sold out.

Left to right: Jilly Greed, Devon beef producer and co-founder of Ladies in Beef, James Winslade, beef producer on the Somerset Levels, Jenni Thompson, RABI’s regional manager for South Central, Steve Lowe, ABP Food Group procurement specialist and Minett

'Stand up for the suckler herd', say beef champions

DRASTIC action is needed to stem the flow of suckler producers exiting the industry, organisers of Great British Beef Week (GBBW) have said.

FG take the lead

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Take the Lead gathers pace around UK

16 April 2014

FARMERS Guardian’s Take the Lead campaign gathered pace this week as thousands of warning signs were nailed onto fence posts around Britain.  

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Spring has sprung

springylambs

Spring has sprung Video

9 April 2014

Sping has officially arrived! It means longer hours of sunshine, all nighters in the lambing shed and time to plant new crops.

FG Food Guru

Kevin Dunne

Food Guru: Mussels in white wine and garlic sauce Video

11 April 2014

Next in our video series, Membership Manager, Kevin Dunne cooks a very special and unusual dish - Mussels in white wine and garlic sauce.

Best of British

James Potter Eggs raises more than £18,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Free-range egg producer James Potter has raised more than £18,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) through dedicated donations from the sale of his produce.

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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Young Farmers

Left to right: Nia, Diane, Jack, Graham, and Harry Powell, with 10-day-old Suffolk cross lambs.

Young Farmer thrives within Wales-based lamb initiative

17 April 2014

Barry Alston meets up with a Wales YFC member riding high when it comes to meeting lamb marketing specifications.

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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.