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

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

Still time to enter the milling wheat challenge

15 April 2014

GROWERS keen to enter this year’s nabim/HGCA Milling Wheat Challenge have until May 2 to do so.

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In your field

Rodney Down: A novel form of controlled traffic farming, and good news for Lauren

March has been and gone in a flash and what looked like an abundance of forage at the beginning of last month has run out this week. All youngstock will have to go out.

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

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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

Prince Charles greeted crowds outside the George Hotel in Penrith, before launching the pilot scheme.

Prince Charles launches new project to help rural communities

The Prince of Wales has launched a pilot scheme to encourage tourists to help those who live and work in rural areas. 

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.