THE NFU has insisted the pilot badger culls have been ‘effective’, where they have been allowed to go ahead without interruption, after an organisation campaigning against the policy published figures suggesting the Gloucestershire pilot badger cull fell well short of its minimum target.
TRADE was steady on the first day at Stirling bull sales with Aberdeen-Angus bulls peaking at 12,000gns, with 32 selling to average £4,472 which is £994 down on the year for a 66 per cent clearance.
SOLAR farms can be multifunctional and can produce agricultural benefits as well as producing energy.
FARMERS will not be able to claim EU subsidies on land used for generating solar energy from January 2015.
In your field
?The weather: I wish I did not have to mention it again but, my God, we had our fair share of rain early this month. We had a day’s rain on Saturday October 4, then 36 hours of constant and, at times, torrential rain on Monday and Tuesday last week.
The best genetics in all breeds have merit, believes Roy Kinnish - owner of Kinaston Blondes, which has recently won the breed’s 2014 national pedigree herd competition - whose reliance on a stockman’s instinct to pick the next generation of breeding stock continues to serve him and customers well.
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UKIP’s astonishing success in last week’s by-elections has potentially far-reaching implications for farmers. Alistair Driver analyses a changing political landscape.
THIS year’s Farmers Union of Wales autumn conference focused on succession and new entrant opportunities in farming. Barry Alston reports.
PREPARATONS are once again underway for Borderway Agri-Expo which brings together the best of pedigree and commercial showing classes, along the opportunity to find out about key developments in the livestock industry.
Shows and events
More of That has given Phil and Sharon Sellers from Lincoln their fifth Countryside Live supreme championship. Earlier in the day the 604kg 15-month-old heifer by Fieldson Alfy, took the Limousin-sired and heifer title before going on the take the top spot.
Daily weather forecasts
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.