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Machinery news

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.

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Livestock sales

Champion ram lamb

Suffolk National sale peaks at 10,000gns

21 July 2014

THERE was a strong demand for well fleshed, commercially focused ram lambs at the first Suffolk Sheep Society sale of the season, the National sale at Shrewsbury, which peaked at 10,000gns.

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Competitions

Kath Birkinshaw, Derbyshire

NSA Sheep 2014 preview: Vote for your favourite in the Sheep Event video competition Video

This year Farmers Guardian and the NSA have teamed up to run the first Sheep Event video competition. The five short-listed entrants were interviewed by Wendy Short.

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Arable news

Hybrid barley

Recommended List responds to winter barley advances

25 July 2014

HGCA says it is taking two key steps to ensure the Recommended List for winter barley provides the best possible information to growers.

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Arable features

Kverneland 150B Variomat plough

Challenging conditions test latest Kverneland Variomat plough

Having been on the market for two years now, we check out Kvernelands latest 150 plough, now with hydraulic vary-width capability. James Rickard puts it to the test in-field.

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Event previews

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NSA Sheep 2014 preview: Event aims to provide advice and inspiration

NSA Sheep will provide visitors with all the latest technical news and information when it takes place at Malvern in just under two week’s time. Farmers Guardian takes a look at what is in store at the event.

    On farm

    Jock Rome encourages the home-bred pigs on display to visitors to make use of the muddy wallow.

    Scottish farmer turns 10-year plan into a thriving farm shop

    Approaching retirement, Scottish farmer Jock Rome opted against bowing out and enjoying time out. Instead he decided to use the time to diversify and build a farm shop – the result of 10 years in the making.

    Caption competition

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    Win £50 M&S voucher - August caption competition

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

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    Royal Welsh Show 2014

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    Another bumper attendance for the Royal Welsh Show Video

    22 July 2014

    WITH temperatures touching 30 degrees celsius and not a drop of rain, the crowds turned out in force for this week’s four-day Royal Welsh Show. Catch up with all the latest show news, reports, pictures and videos here.

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    Shows and events

    Royal Welsh Show 2014: Charollais breed takes inter-breed sheep award for second year running

    23 July 2014

    AFTER three days of judging more than 3,000 sheep across more than 40 breeds in blazing heat, it was a Charollais which took top honours in the sheep section for the second year running.

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    FG Food Guru

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    Food Guru: Sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish Video

    24 July 2014

    For July’s FG food guru, machinery editor, James Rickard has taken advantage of the sunshine by setting up an impressive barbeque on a nearby farm to bring us sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish.

    NSA Sheep 2014

    NSA Sheep Event 2014 Video

    27 June 2014

    THE 2014 NSA Sheep Event at Malvern on July 30 is promising to be bigger and better than ever. In the run up to the event, make your vote count by taking part in our stockjudging and video competition running throughout the month!

    Your CAP questions

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    CAP reform - Ask the Experts

    14 July 2014

    Your chance to ask our panel of CAP experts anything you want to know about how the reformed policy will affect your business.

    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: Use vaccines to best effect

    24 July 2014

    Whatever the market conditions for sheep, the returns will always be greater if the flock is healthy. Louise Hartley asks John Macfarlane for his advice on making sure vaccinations are stored properly and administered correctly.

    Recipes

    Leah Byrom

    The art of BBQ prepping

    FG’s cookery editor, Leah Byrom, offers BBQ side dishes to create in advance and avoid you having to miss the party

      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.