Farmers Guardian
August 4th 2006

  • ‘Hold your nerve as beef prices dip’

    August 4th 2006

    DESPITE a seasonal imbalance in the supply-demand equation for beef, the fundamentals on the British beef market remain strong and producers should hold their nerve.

  • £2.5m monthly cost of fly-tipping

    3 August 2006

    LOCAL councils are being urged to crack down on fly-tipping as latest figures revealed it was costing £2.5m a month to clean up.

  • A seed treatment to counter wheat infection

    August 4th 2006

    USE of a clothianidin-based seed treatment on wheat could reduce the risk of barley yellow dwarf virus infection (BYDV) on autumn-drilled crops in addition to increased control of a variety of other pests.

  • Action group to tackle burden of industry’s ‘unnecessary’ red tape

    August 4th 2006

    A NEW action group has been formed in Scotland to address the huge concerns of the farming industry over unnecessary red tape.

  • An hour in the August garden

    August 4th 2006

    August is the only month when sitting around and enjoying is sometimes hard work. But if you can manage the heat, there are some jobs to do in the garden, writes PAUL PEACOCK.

  • Are sheep really that big a risk?

    August 4th 2006

    By Peter Morris NSA chief executive

  • Autumn vegetable crisis could be legacy of recent soaring temperatures

    August 4th 2006

    THE hot weather in recent weeks has caused major problems for vining pea growers in Lincolnshire and the Fens, and could result in shortages of other vegetables later in the year.

  • Ballymena sees Suffolk rams peak at 4,200gns

    August 4th 2006

    PEDIGREE Suffolk rams sold to a top of 4,200gns at the Premier Show and Sale held at Ballymena, Northern Ireland, on Saturday.

  • Bean crop wiped out by freak summer hailstorm

    August 4th 2006

    A FREAK summer hailstorm has destroyed a Lincolnshire bean crop.

  • Beltex wins prime lamb competition

    August 4th 2006

    Royal Welsh Show

  • Berrichon the best kept secret in sheep farming

    August 4th 2006

    WHEN I see ‘easy care sheep’ I cant help remembering my father saying 20 years ago, ‘how can farmers pay £90 for breeding ewes and £500 for stock rams, shepherding them well and selling their lambs for as little as £35’.

  • Beware a disease thats increasing

    August 4th 2006

    Ovine Johne’s disease, characterised by slow progressive weight loss in adult sheep, has been reported in most monthly disease forecasts for the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) in the last few years.

  • Blackface sheep key to red grouse populations

    August 4th 2006

    THE importance of Blackface sheep on heather moorlands is being borne out by research undertaken by The Game Conservancy Trust.

  • Black-grass spreads into new regions

    August 4th 2006

    BLACK-GRASS is spreading steadily into areas of the country where there were previously no problems, according to a recent BASF survey of UK agronomists.

  • Blackrose bids reach 6,000gns at dispersal

    August 4th 2006

    MEMBERS of the world famous Blackrose family were keenly sought when Colin and Karen Leach dispersed their entire Leachfield herd of Holsteins at Barnacre, near Garstang, Lancashire, on Monday.

  • Bleu du Maine still proving its versatility

    August 4th 2006

    THE Bleu du Maine continues to prove its versatility by providing the flockmaster with every aspect of sheep breeding.

  • Border Leicesters for desirable stock and quality lambs for todays market

    August 4th 2006

    SHEEP farmers can rely on the Border Leicester to provide both desirable breeding stock and quality lambs for today’s markets.

  • Border Union Show

    August 4th 2006

    THE North Country Cheviot champion, a two-crop ewe by Hownam Grange Mr Uppity, went on to take the supreme inter-breed sheep award at the Border Union Show, Kelso, on Saturday.

  • Border Union Show Results

    August 4th 2006

    BEEF

  • British Equestrian Competition programmes unaffected by Equine Infectious Anaemia

    7 August 2006

    Following an outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) in the Republic of Ireland, guidance is being issued to the UK horse industry.

  • British fresh milk in Spain

    August 4th 2006

    BRITISH families who long for the taste of fresh milk with their tea and breakfast cereal whilst on holiday in Spain, are about to have their prayers answered.

  • British Wool Marketing Board welcomes Defra consultation

    August 4th 2006

    THE British Wool Marketing Board faces an overhaul, after Defra announced a review of its function and structure.

  • Calves in demand

    August 4th 2006

    YOUNGSTOCK were in particular demand when the Bucknowle herd of 160 pedigree Holstein Friesians were dispersed for R.H. and H.D. Parker, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset.Heifers that had calved or were in-calf averaged out at £890, while yearling and bulling heifers averaged £575 and baby calves averaged out at £357.Auctioneers: Stags.

  • Cardon Fiona takes Angus title for brothers

    August 4th 2006

    Border Union Show

  • Ceredigion claims Challenge Trophy at Royal Welsh

    August 4th 2006

    THE overall champions from the 12 YFC Federations competing for the NFU Challenge Trophy at the Royal Welsh Show were Ceredigion, who clinched victory on the last night.

  • Cockermouth Show

    August 4th 2006

    Holstein is just the ticket in the cattle classes

  • Computers replace beet hand digging

    August 4th 2006

    COMPUTER modelling has replaced hand-dug sampling as a means of obtaining early indicators of the likely performance of the UK sugar beet crop.

  • Concern over yield targets amid drought

    August 4th 2006

    WITH sugar beet growers being urged to hit a 70 tonnes per hectare yield target, the impact of the mid-summer drought is causing concern.

  • Co-op cuts price but denies pay rises

    August 4th 2006

    FIRST MILK has cut its producer price by 0.75ppl from August 1, but flatly denied that, at the same time, it has come up with new pay increases for its chief executive and board.

  • Crops cope better with dry weather conditions

    August 4th 2006

    MODERN sugar beet varieties and improved cultivation techniques have enabled crops to cope better than expected with this summer’s drought, experts are suggesting.

  • Defra alert over drop-out in agri-environment schemes

    August 4th 2006

    CONCERNS are emerging about lower than expected uptake of Defra’s flagship agri-environment schemes.

  • Defra defeated on EU Micotil ban opposition

    August 4th 2006

    AN EU ban on farmers administering a veterinary drug used to treat respiratory diseases in cattle and sheep has gone ahead this week despite angry opposition within the UK.

  • Defra told to slash £200m from budget

    August 4th 2006

    DEFRA’S spending plans are in disarray after it was told to cut its budget by nearly £200 million, due largely to the massive cost of managing the Single Payment crisis.

  • Dexters go home to Ireland

    August 4th 2006

    TWO Scottish breeders of Dexter cattle have sold what they say are the first ever exports back to Ireland.

  • Dont overlook soil management

    August 4th 2006

    EVEN though combines are rolling, do not forget soil management to protect your full Single Payment, growers are being advised.

  • Drought could worsen take-alls effects

    August 4th 2006

    TAKE-ALL disease levels at HGCA Recommended List second cereal trial sites have been noticeably lower than last year, but losses from the disease are expected to be considerably higher in the face of much increased levels of summer drought stress.

  • Energy and environment to lead the way for the future

    August 4th 2006

    Russell Toothill is well known in farming circles for his work with renewable energy crops, but has recently made a name for himself as an environmental guardian as well. ANGELA CALVERT went to find out more. Pictures: John Eveson

  • English Sheepdog Trial Results

    August 4th 2006

    PEAK FOREST, Perrydale Farm, Open (82 ran): 1, A. Kyme (Lumb) Sally, 78 of 90; 2, T. Lawrenson (Brindle) Spot, 77, OLF; 3, D. Wood (Derwent) Moe, 77; 4, J. Burrows (Silverdale) Dot, 76; 5, A. Kyme Floss, 74; 6, T. Lawrenson Zac, 73.

  • Evening of fun, entertainment and education at Osbaldeston

    9 August 2006

    The North West region of the British Horse Society (BHS) is organising an evening of fun, entertainment and education with two of the area’s most talented riders and producers, show jumper Keith Shore and showman Robert Walker.

  • Ewe must be good to come up to scratch at Abberley

    August 4th 2006

    Sheep farmer Marcus Bullock has very high standards and knows exactly what he wants – not just for his own flock but for sheep breeding in general. JOANNE PUGH went to find out more.

  • Eyemouth Tart

    August 4th 2006

    Mrs M.M. Dixon, of Thorpe Bay, Essex, has sent this recipe for Eyemouth Tart. She describes it as a rich tart made with walnuts, currants and coconut that originates from the picturesque Border town of Eyemouth.

  • Farmers Guardian Blog Vacancy

    9 August 2006

    Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Farmers Guardian blogger?

  • Farmers reveal extra cost of vet drug ban

    9 August 2006

    AN EU BAN on farmers administering a veterinary drug used to treat respiratory diseases in cattle and sheep will cost farmers upwards of £30 per animal.

  • FG Equestrian Web Reader Survey

    August 4th 2006

    Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey. Prize winners are listed below.

  • First for fine farm award

    August 4th 2006

    Royal Welsh Show

  • First Longhorn exports since lifting of ban

    August 4th 2006

    THREE Longhorn bulls this week became the first to be exported to Europe since the lifting of the beef export ban.

  • Frank banks on a Texel triumph

    August 4th 2006

    Nantwich and Cheshire Show

  • Greenpeace mark GM maize

    August 4th 2006

    GREENPEACE activists entered a field of GM maize in the south of France last week and carved a giant crop circle with an ‘X’ in the maize, marking the field as a contamination zone.

  • Growing organic dairy production

    August 4th 2006

    William Willis inherited his father’s organic dairy farm while he was still a teenager and proceeded to run it while studying for a degree in agriculture – a feat which earned him the title ‘RABDF/Barclays Bank student of the year’. Eddie Gillanders went to find out more.

  • Holstein bids to 2,100gns at Beeston Castle auction

    August 4th 2006

    BIDDING rose to 2,100gns when the Western Holstein Club held its monthly show and sale in high temperatures at Beeston Castle auction, near Tarporley, Cheshire.

  • How weed mapping can improve your control programmes

    August 4th 2006

    WEED control strategies can be greatly improved by methodically mapping the position of weed populations, according to East Anglian agronomist Brian Ross of Frontier Agriculture.

  • Huge plans afoot for the Welsh agricultural scene

    August 4th 2006

    Big changes are on the way for the United Counties Show – and its chairman. BARRY ALSTON reports.

  • Huntsman to appeal guilty verdict

    4 August 2006

    Exmoor Huntsman Tony Wright will launch an appeal against his conviction this morning for breaching the Hunting Act.

  • ILPH announce Scottish equine welfare seminar

    9 August 2006

    The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) have organised a one-day equine welfare seminar. The seminar will take place at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh on September 12 2006.

  • Initiatives aimed at getting a better deal for farmers

    August 4th 2006

    THE Country Land and Business Association launched two initiatives intended to bring about a fairer deal for farmers at this year’s Game Fair (see page 65).

  • Keeping an Open Eye on Open Access

    9 August 2006

    READERS may remember a CLA member’s letter to Farmers Guardian early last year, which finished with the line, ‘Actually, Mr Michael, we do own the land’.

  • Keeping disease out your flock

    August 4th 2006

    With the autumn ram sales fast approaching it is an ideal opportunity to consider how to protect your flock from disease when buying in new animals. Chris Lewis, a retired vet and director of the Moredun Foundation in Edinburgh, looks at the difference between ‘must do’ and ‘can do’ procedures.

  • Lackham looks to a pedigree learning curve with enterprise

    August 4th 2006

    THERE is a feeling of optimism about the future of the farming industry at Lackham College, Wiltshire. So much so, that the college is expanding its farming enterprise by taking on more land and a new breed of cattle.

  • Laser 3000: Sprayer to sit up and notice

    August 4th 2006

    The Tecnoma self-propelled Laser sprayer has been doing a tour of the UK to build awareness of the French firm. MERVYN BAILEY takes a closer look to see what it has to offer and what plans they have for the future.

  • Limousins to high of 21,000gns at Carlisle

    August 4th 2006

    WHEN three pedigree Limousin herds went under the hammer at Carlisle on Monday bids reached a high of 21,000gns.

  • Livestock farmers warned of low feed supplies this autumn

    August 4th 2006

    SOME animal feeds may be in short supply this autumn following what has been a less than ideal silage season so far this year, livestock farmers are being warned this week.

  • Long service is rewarded

    August 4th 2006

    The Royal Welsh Show

  • Longton Riding Club celebrates 50 years

    9 August 2006

    This year is the 50th anniversary of a Longton Riding Club, based near Leyland in Lancashire.

  • Meg defends ‘royal’ title with seconds to spare

    August 4th 2006

    THERE are sheep dog trials on four days of the Royal Welsh Show, with the champion of champions and the show championship held in the main ring.

  • Mid-Wales retailer goes online

    9 August 2006

    Cambrian Country Stores, an equestrian retailer based in Mid Wales, has recently taken the decision to go online.

  • Milk Link increases its organic premium

    August 4th 2006

    IT’S not been all bad news on the milk front this week with Milk Link announcing it’s increasing its organic milk price by 1.75ppl which will take the premium for organic to 10ppl.

  • Most wheats for UK’s millers ‘legally compliant’

    August 4th 2006

    RESULTS from an HGCA project to monitor the safety and quality of milling wheat indicate that most of the wheat accepted by UK millers was legally compliant and safe for use.

  • Nantwich and South Cheshire Show

    August 4th 2006

    THE Nantwich and South Cheshire Show, which attracted more than 30,000 visitors, witnessed an unbroken line-up of maximum scores from the dairy judges as the Jersey champion, Coldeaton Advancers Josephine, from Coldeaton Jerseys of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, took the supreme dairy championship.

  • Nantwich and South Cheshire Show Results

    August 4th 2006

    DAIRY

  • Nantwich International Cheese Show

    August 4th 2006

    An historic first as supreme award goes Dutch

  • National Jacob sale to 600gns

    August 4th 2006

    DEVONSHIRE farmer Susan Bowling put a firm base in the trade at the Jacob Sheep Society’s national show and sale in Worcester on Tuesday where some buyers were clearly looking beyond the scrapie genotype. Mrs Bowling, who farms with her husband near Cullompton, already had 20 sheep and picked up another 10 or so this week, including the sale’s female and reserve supreme champion for which she paid the day’s top price of 600gns.

  • Nations Cup triumph for Britain

    August 4th 2006

    BRITAIN’S triumph in the Nations Cup at the Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead, marked a home team high point in what was otherwise a foreign-dominated event.

  • New Forest and Hampshire Show

    August 4th 2006

    Normans take double victory

  • New Forest and Hampshire Show Results

    August 4th 2006

    Dairy

  • New move to raise awareness of sheep scab – and treat it

    August 4th 2006

    BETTER communication and peer pressure are going to be the biggest tools in a new cross-industry initiative to completely eradicate sheep scab in the UK.

  • New pony centre to support Exmoor ponies

    9 August 2006

    Exmoor ponies are classified as endangered by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) with only 390 breeding females left in the UK. Now, thanks to support of a Rural Enterprise Grant (RES), administered locally by the South West Rural Development Service, a new Exmoor Pony Centre has been created at Ashwick, near Dulverton.

  • North Lonsdale Show

    August 4th 2006

    Beef champion is supreme

  • One Prince Philip Cup qualifying place left

    August 4th 2006

    Only one more Pony Club mounted games team can qualify for the 2006 Prince Philip Cup, sponsored by Farmers Guardian, at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in October.

  • Penelope Pitstop’s inter-breed victory

    August 4th 2006

    Nantwich and South Cheshire Show

  • Perfect partners’ home win

    August 4th 2006

    IT was a home win when Fife farmer, Ian Brownlie, won the three-day Scottish national sheepdog trial with Bess, at Tillyochie farm, outside Kinross, on Saturday.

  • Philip named top farmworker in Wales

    August 4th 2006

    THE top farmworker in Wales is Philip Wooff, of Chepstow, Monmouthshire – winner of the 2006-2007 NFU Cymru-NatWest Welsh Farm Employee of the Year Award.

  • Rapid success through youthful enthusiasm

    August 4th 2006

    Young Texel breeder George Wilkinson established a pedigree flock in 2002 and within 12 months sold a home-bred ram lamb for 27,000gns. JOANNE PUGH went to find out how he has managed to achieve so much in such a short amount of time.

  • Results from Hendersyde Park Horse Trials 2006

    7 August 2006

    For the cheer Johnston Brodie received for his win of the Kraiburg sponsored Scottish Pre-Novice Championships at Hendersyde Park, he could almost have been at Badminton.

  • Reward after 40 years of Rainy days

    August 4th 2006

    Border Union Show

  • Risks of not treating seed

    August 4th 2006

    Opting not to use a seed treatment is a decision that can only be taken for a single year and has to be based on rigorous disease testing of seed. The following year a seed treatment is more likely to be needed as seed-borne diseases start to build up.

  • Royal Welsh Show Postscript

    August 4th 2006

    This year’s Royal Welsh Show drew a staggering four-day attendance of 240,140 – beating the previous 1995 all-time high by 7,326. BARRY ALSTON completes FG’s coverage.

  • RPA over-payment

    4 August 2006

    THE Rural Payments Agency is in the process of clawing back £20 million it has overpaid to farmers in England.

  • Rules on set-aside are relaxed over fire fears

    August 4th 2006

    RULES governing set-aside in England have been relaxed to reduce the risk of fires in this summer’s exceptionally hot weather.

  • Russians set to influence global beef and lamb?

    August 4th 2006

    WEALTHY Russians are clamouring to consume more high quality beef and lamb, opening opportunities for exporters.

  • Scene by the Vet - July

    9 August 2006

    False economies in today’s dairies

  • Scottish National Sheepdog Trial

    August 4th 2006

  • Scottish Sheepdog Trial Results

    August 4th 2006

    SCOTTISH NATIONAL SHEEPDOG TRIAL, Tillyochie, Kinross (Judges: A. McCuish, Skipness, J. Ogston, Rosehall, Lairg) 150 ran – 1, I. Brownlie (Forestmill) Bess, 200/ 220; 2, J. Hill’ (Heriot) Tess, 196 Outbye; 3, J.J. Templeton (Fenwick) Ted, 196; 4, D. Robertson (Luss) Cap I, 191; 5, J.R. Welsh (Girvan) Moel Jock, 188; 6, J.R. Welsh (Girvan) Fly, 188; 7, C. Davidson (Sandbank) Tweed, 184 Outbye; 8, C.G. Cuthbertson (Penpont) Molly, 184; 9, E. Mackinnon (Lochcarron) Glen, ...

  • Search for countryside champion

    August 4th 2006

    ARE you the UK’s young champion of the countryside? A new competition has been established to find ‘outstanding’ individuals who are actively involved in rural enterprises.

  • Second dog Sally is ‘top dog’

    August 4th 2006

    WITH an early run Alf Kyme and Sally topped an entry of 82 dogs at the Peak Forest open trial held on Sunday, near Buxton, Derbyshire.

  • Shear class from Kiwi sets new

    August 4th 2006

    THE 10th annual Lampeter Shears, held at Capeli Farm, Cribyn, Ceredigion, saw New Zealander David Fagan shear 20 lambs in 11 minutes 12 seconds – a record time for the event.

  • Sixth successive win for Ryecraft’s pedigree ewe

    August 4th 2006

    THE supreme champion of the first day was the Suffolk shearling ewe from P.A. Ryecraft’s Green Cross pedigree flock of 24 ewes at Churt, near Farnham, Surrey.

  • Sport Endurance Dyfnant Forest "Rainbow Trails" Event on Saturday September 2 2006.

    9 August 2006

    The new endurance riding group, Sport Endurance, working with Forestry Commission Wales and DVHRCDA (Dyfnant and Vyrnwy Horse Riders and Carriage Drivers Association), has organized a ‘Rainbow Trails’ event in the Dyfnant Forest, near Welshpool, mid-Wales on September 2.

  • Stranraer Show

    August 4th 2006

    Commercial champion is the master

  • Suffolks to 2,500gns at Carlisle

    August 4th 2006

    PRICES topped at 2,500gns at the Sixth Annual Show and Sale of 217 pedigree Suffolk rams and females at Carlisle.

  • T&G vows to keep Sunday overtime pay battle going

    August 4th 2006

    THE Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) has vowed to continue its fight against the removal of Sunday overtime pay, after its objections were dismissed last week.

  • Tenancy law changes delayed

    August 4th 2006

    THE Tenant Farmers Association has expressed disappointment that changes to tenancy legislation will not be in place by the traditional Michaelmas start date for autumn tenancies.

  • The CLA Game Fair

    August 4th 2006

    The CLA Game Fair is renowned for being one of the ultimate rural events for country sports enthusiasts and rural devotees, offering something for everyone with an interest in the countryside.

  • The London 2012 challenge: creating a lasting legacy for equestrian sports

    7 August 2006

    An advisory group has been created, headed by Barbara Cassani, to look into how a lasting legacy can be left for equestrian sports by the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

  • Think like a rat to ‘get that rat’

    9 August 2006

    RATS are a growing problem in all rural areas, but with a little thought and adequate baiting, they can be controlled successfully, as Sara Gregson discovered at a rat control briefing in Hampshire last week.

  • Time to tackle lameness in flocks

    August 4th 2006

    Flocks with an on-going footrot problem could be losing as much as £6.50 per ewe per year due to lost productivity, accelerated culling and the direct costs of treatment.

  • To market, to market, to buy a fat . . . dream?

    August 4th 2006

    Marketing is a word we hear a lot about these days and we are told by the experts that as farmers, we are not very good at it.

  • Totnes Show

    August 4th 2006

    Ayrshire is the cream of the dairy

  • Tough times for potato harvest

    August 4th 2006

    SLOW progress is being made with potato harvesting in comparison with recent seasons, says the British Potato council.

  • Traditional methods work

    August 4th 2006

    CUMBRIA’S CLA chairman, Pauline Blair, hosted a walk on her land at Miller Place, Lorton, Cumbria, as one of a series of events organised by the Cumbria Farmer Network for the Flora of the Fells project.

  • Treatment technology for better sowing

    August 4th 2006

    A BRAND new seed treatment technology, claimed to offers benefits to both farmers and treaters in terms of less dust, better flowability, and potentially improved efficacy, is being launched by Syngenta across a number of its seed treatment products.

  • TSE programme backed despite atypical scrapie uncertainty

    August 4th 2006

    THE EU’s food safety watchdog has given a firm endorsement to the European BSE and scrapie eradication programme, despite the complications thrown up by atypical scrapie.

  • Turriff Show

    August 4th 2006

    Limousin Veronica is on the championship money

  • Victory on hole filling

    August 4th 2006

    NFU Cymru is claiming a victory for common sense following Environment Agency agreement to let farmers use discarded road tarmac to fill holes on tracks and farm roads without facing extra costs.

  • Water and nutrient supply on demand

    August 4th 2006

    VEGETABLE and salad crop growers using ‘fertigation’ – combined irrigation and fertiliser application – could soon have a system that only applies water when needed, and checks the weather forecast to make sure it isn’t going to rain.

  • Water trading on the increase

    August 4th 2006

    THERE is a growing interest in water rights trading as growers seek to alleviate the threat of water shortages in the short and longer term.

  • Welsh National Parks get £100,000

    August 4th 2006

    THE three National Park authorities in Wales are to benefit from £100,000 extra funding each.The additional Welsh Assembly money is to improve information facilities designed to provide the public with easier and speedier access to park services, and enable the authorities to carry out essential maintenance and repair work to buildings and important visitor attractions.

  • Welsh Sheepdog Trial Results

    August 4th 2006

    ROYAL WELSH SHOW SDT. Champion of Champions; 1, L.N. Watkins (Wales) Floss gained 182 points; 2, G. Watt (England) York, 176; 3, J. McGee (Ireland) Becca, 168; 4, D. Robertson (Scotland) Cap, retd. Qualifying Trials: Day 1: 1, M. Hemmings (Llanfynydd) Moss lost 13; 2, G. Howells (Carmarthen) Meg, 15; 3, K. Evans (Libanus) Jaff, 16 ?; 4, A. Lloyd (Llandefalle) Jill, 18olf; 5, W.G. Davies (Llangeitho) Rock, 18; 6, G. Coombs (Pontypridd) Nap, 21. Day 2: R. Lewis (Lisvane) ...

  • Wild in Ennerdale country – with a little high-tech help

    August 4th 2006

    The role of cattle grazing in the optimal management of upland vegetation has been greatly undervalued, believe many conservationists. Their potential is the subject of a new pilot study. NEIL RYDER talked to the Wild Ennerdale team behind the work.

  • Working together for a profitable future

    August 4th 2006

    TODAY, the British Texel Sheep Society is the largest pedigree sheep breed society in Europe. The births of approximately 70,000 pedigree lambs are notified annually and the registration of some 26,000 ewes and 1,500 rams are processed by the Society annually.

  • Yealmpton Show

    August 4th 2006

    Home-bred bull’s excellent debut