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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Arable news

The aim is to delay drilling until a really good chit of black-grass is achieved and sprayed off, says Zantra’s Chris Bean.

Do not give black-grass a chance to recover

21 November 2014

THE next two weeks are ‘crunch time’ in the battle to control black-grass in this year’s wheat crop.

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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-calving suckler herd calves.

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Livestock sales

Rugby store cattle sell to £1,490

19 November 2014

Almost 800 cattle were forward at Rugby for the Martinmas store sale and met a strong trade with 255 cattle grossing £1,000 or more.

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On farm

Jackie and Will Forrester.

A changing emphasis onto young bull selection

Selling about 20 high index young bulls annually has become the cornerstone for Will and Jackie Forrester’s Twemlows herd of Limousin cattle at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Simon Wragg reports.

Renewables

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). 

My farming week

Russell McKenzie

My Farming Week: Russell McKenzie, Cambridgeshire

20 November 2014

Nuffield: MY Farming Week captures me midway through my Nuffield Scholarship travels, researching direct drilling and weather conditions.

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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

Commercial Champion

Alford family dominates at Beef South West primestock show

November 21, 2014

Beef South West, held at Westpoint, Exeter, last week included a primestock show and a speakers corner. Jane Brown reports on some of the action.

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Competitions

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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.