Machinery news

Overall winner of best new product or innovation and winner of best new environmental product or innovation

Innovation shines through at Lamma

20 November 2014

New products and innovations are at the heart of the Lamma Show. Geoff Ashcroft reviews those who were presented with awards at the 2014 Lamma event.

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Livestock features

Beef suckler herd

Weaning management: Achieving the best possible outcome in suckler herds

Late autumn is a time when many farmers will make decisions about when to wean the spring-born suckler herd calves.

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Livestock sales

Bassett Icon

Charolais sell to 6,000gns at Carlisle

25 November 2014

THE last Charolais bull sale of the season peaked at 6,000gns at Carlisle for the day’s supreme champion, Bassett Icon, a 20-month-old by Harestone Dominator and out of a home-bred dam from Jean Atkinson, Malton. The buyer was J.S. Gargett, Barnard Castle.

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Arable features

new store

Dual-purpose store for potatoes and petals

When the time came for investment in a new store at Lynn South Farm, Newport, Shropshire, the decision was made to construct an innovative dual-purpose building to meet the needs of two very different farm enterprises. Georgina Haigh went along to find out more.

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Wind turbines

Focus on costs in era of growing volatility - bank chief

FARMERS must focus on the costs they can directly control in an era of increasingly volatile markets, a bank chief has said.

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In your field

Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman: Cattle housed, cropwork at a halt, but HSE workshop a real success

There cannot be a much more satisfying sight than seeing freshly bedded cattle inside, especially when it is chucking it down outside (again). 

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TB conference leaves farmers fearing more pain for little gain Video

21 November 2014

The NFU hosted a conference at its Stoneleigh headquarters on Monday, dedicated to discussing the scientific basis for tackling bovine TB, but it did not provide the answers farmers wanted to hear. Alistair Driver reports.

Shows and events

Bull calf champion

Strong entry for Black Beauty Bonanza

26 November 2014

THE Black Beauty Bonanza organised by the North East Aberdeen-Angus Club held at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, attracted a strong entry of 94 pedigree Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings which were judged by Jim McMillan Brechin.

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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.