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Mild weather will speed up light leaf spot spread

2 March 2015

Mild temperatures predicted for this week are likely to speed up the spread of light leaf spot (LLS), which has already been identified in some oilseed rape (OSR) crops, say experts.

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Livestock sales

Limousin inter-breed winner at Thainstone

2 March 2015

IT was a Shannas bull in the Limousin Cattle Society’s fixture which claimed the inter-breed championship in Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ multi-breed show and sale in Thainstone last week.

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Best of British

Harold Hatt and Victor Fox

Victor Fox awarded the RASE 60-year long service award

A farmer who has been working on a Hampshire farm since the age of eight has been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England 60-year long service award.

On farm

Tom Dodgson

Expansion and investment prove successful on Skipton dairy farm

Through building a new dairy unit, Yorkshire-based father and son have expanded cow numbers, increased milk yield and achieved a better quality of life. Louise Hartley reports.

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After much deliberation over a huge number of entries, the seven finalists in the Farmers Guardian Show Business 2015 competition are revealed here. It is time to cast your vote – who do you want to win?

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My farming week

James Robinson

My Farming Week: James Robinson, South Cumbria

27 February 2015

Hedge laying: It has been a funny week weather wise, with warm sunshine at the start and as I am writing this it is sleeting outside. But while it has been good weather, we have been getting on with some hedge laying.

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