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LammaXchange

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.

Livestock features

Cutting silage

High costs of late silage cuts make value questionable

Bumper yields of first and second cut silage across much of the country have been offset by lower than expected quality this year, with maize silages also looking likely to be high in bulk and low in energy.

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Machinery news

Claas Tucano combine

Top-end Tucano takes on Lexion appearance along with some of its technology

21 August 2014

The Claas Tucano combine harvester range has received some major changes for the 2015 harvest, not least the introduction of a new range-topping hybrid model. Andy Collings reports.

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Livestock sales

Knap Vicious Sid

Texels hits 145,000gns at Lanark

21 August 2014

TRADE hit 145,000gns, the second highest price ever paid for a sheep in the UK, at the Farmers Guardian sponsored Scottish National Texel sale at Lanark for the ram lamb, Knap Vicious Sid from Robert Cockburn, Crieff.

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Arable news

Claas Tucano combine

Top-end Tucano takes on Lexion appearance along with some of its technology

21 August 2014

The Claas Tucano combine harvester range has received some major changes for the 2015 harvest, not least the introduction of a new range-topping hybrid model. Andy Collings reports.

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Arable features

Good soil structure underpins good establishment, according to independent consultant Philip Wright.

Good soil structure key to establishment – and herbicide efficacy

ACHIEVING good oilseed rape establishment can be a challenging business at the best of times. This autumn brings the added complications of controlling cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) post-neonicotinoid seed treatments and the need for careful stewardship of key herbicides.

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In your field

Tony Shepherd & John Henderson

Tony Shepherd and John Henderson: Share farming interest grows and a point about vintage tractors at shows

As Tony and family are off in (hopefully) sunny France, I am afraid you are lumbered with my musings this month, writes John. Craven is looking wonderfully lush and green; everyone seems to have conserved more grass than for many a year and still there is plenty ahead of all the stock, so there is much to be grateful for.

On farm

Sercombe

NFU livestock chairman's focus on genetic development

Charles Sercombe prides himself on putting performance recording and genetics at the heart of flock development, as Ben Pike finds out.

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Rural crime statistics 2014

rural crime

UK livestock thefts increase 129 per cent, FG reveals

14 August 2014

POLICE forces in the UK are buckling under the pressure posed by organised rural criminals, investigations by Farmers Guardian have revealed.

Despite a fall in tractor thefts, the cost of rural crime to UK has risen.

FG research lays bare Britain's ongoing fight against rural crime

14 August 2014

CRIMINAL gangs are constantly updating their techniques to stay one step ahead of farm security and the police, according to experts.

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Shows and events

Glorious Limousin takes beef inter-breed at Anglesey Show

21 August 2014

SUNSHINE and showers were an ongoing theme at this year’s Anglesey Show, where a Limousin called Glorious lived up to its name, reigning supreme in the inter-breed beef championship.

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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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The vet column

Vet's view: The importance of remaining vigilant against fly diseases

21 August 2014

Flies and maggots have been a particular problem for livestock in recent months. Louise Hartley talks to vet Polly Gratwick about three of the main fly diseases farmers should be looking out for.

Getting started

Apprentices

Apprenticeships crucial to finding appropriate staff

21 August 2014

EMPLOYER engagement and ensuring agriculture is promoted as an attractive career is vital to ensure the right calibre of staff going forward.

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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.