Competition

Win tickets to Grassland & Muck 2014

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

SoilStructure

Maize: Seedbed preparation and maize growing considerations

Thoughts will soon be turning to maize planting, and the accompanying decisions about what to do about seed bed preparation, and how to achieve the best possible growth.

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Arable news

Volunteer potatoes are real threat to beet crop

20 April 2014

VOLUNTEER potatoes are likely to place an increased burden on sugar beet crops this season after the mild winter allowed the survival of higher numbers of chats.

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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

Building a profitable farm business using nature reserves

As a new entrant, Justin Hammond’s farming opportunities were scarce. But with some luck and creativity, the South West farmer fulfilled his ambition to go it alone.

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.

Caption competition

Win £50 M&S voucher - April caption competition

ENTER this month’s caption competition and you could win £50 in high street vouchers.

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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

The CLA is hoping to find Yorkshire’s best dry stone waller.

CLA aims to find Yorkshire's best stone waller

THE CLA has announced its biennial competition which aims to find Yorkshire’s best dry stone waller.

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

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.