THE number of cattle slaughtered because of bovine TB in Britain fell by more than 5,000 last year, new figures published by Defra show.
?THERE was a flying trade at the Farmers Guardian sponsored Leyburn Spring Spectacular when a new market record of 7,300gns was set for the pre-sale show heifer and supreme champion.
Pedigree Lleyn sheep and Aberdeen-Angus cattle are the core enterprises at Denton Estate, near Ilkely, West Yorkshire.
Roy Lyttle has grown his arable enterprise from nothing and it has now become Northern Ireland’s largest grower of leeks.
In your field
Calving started on February 11 which was a few days earlier than expected, but it has been non-stop since. As I write, we have had 35 cows calved with 38 calves. The twins came early on and all three calved themselves, with all calves living.
If you are seeking advice from any of the professionals mentioned in our Succession Focus in the coming weeks please get in touch and we will pass your details on.
IN the second part of Farmers Guardian’s special series looking at succession, Ben Briggs considers the importance of getting plans in place early in order to maintain the stability of the business.
After much deliberation over a huge number of entries, the seven finalists in the Farmers Guardian Show Business 2014 competition are revealed here. It is time to cast your vote – who do you want to win?
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