The vet column

Newborn calf

Vet's View: Top tips for reducing stress at calving

26 February 2015

As a busy time approaches for many dairy and beef spring calving herds, stress levels of the cow and farmer will be increasing. Louise Hartley speaks to vet Kathryn Hart for her top tips.

Machinery news

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SIMA 2015: Grassland and livestock equipment

24 February 2015

AS the SIMA show continues to evolve, so too does the diversity of exhibitors. And grassland and livestock equipment is no exception, with continuing growth of exhibitors year on year.

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Arable news

Animal feed price volatility here to stay

27 February 2015

GRAIN price volatility is here to stay and farmers need to factor it in to their business plans, according to a market analyst.

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Livestock sales

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Averages up in Ruthin show potentials sale

23 February 2015

?AVERAGES were up on the year, reflecting tremendous quality from start to finish in last weekend’s Farmers Guardian-sponsored show and sale of show potential calves and stirks in Ruthin.

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On farm

Tom Dodgson

Expansion and investment prove successful on Skipton dairy farm

Through building a new dairy unit, Yorkshire-based father and son have expanded cow numbers, increased milk yield and achieved a better quality of life. Louise Hartley reports.

In your field

Will Case

Will Case: A YFC celebration, drainage matters, planting hedges and lambing approaches

February began with a night of celebrations as my YFC club, Lowick, reached 60 years young. I am getting a bit long in the tooth to be an official ‘Young Farmer’ but I am still a Lowick member at heart.

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Show business 2015

Show Business 2015: The final six - cast your vote now!

After much deliberation over a huge number of entries, the seven finalists in the Farmers Guardian Show Business 2015 competition are revealed here. It is time to cast your vote – who do you want to win?

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Best of British

Harold Hatt and Victor Fox

Victor Fox awarded the RASE 60-year long service award

A farmer who has been working on a Hampshire farm since the age of eight has been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England 60-year long service award.

My farming week

James Robinson

My Farming Week - James Robinson, South Cumbria

27 February 2015

Hedge laying: It has been a funny week weather wise, with warm sunshine at the start and as I am writing this it is sleeting outside. But while it has been good weather, we have been getting on with some hedge laying.

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