THE British Veterinary Association (BVA) has backed the Government’s decision not to roll out badger culling using controlled shooting to new areas, citing concerns over the effectiveness and humaneness of the policy.
With sheep farmers flat out in the middle of lambing, Farmers Guardian’s first monthly handy hints guide focuses on making sure every lamb gets off to a flying start.
Controlled traffic practices are rising in popularity in combinable crops, but with a little planning, there is no reason why the principle cannot be applied to root crops.
ALL bar one of the 70 cattle on offer at the Hereford Cattle Society sale at Hereford on Wednesday sold, topping at 6,000gns for the champion, Lowesmoor 1 Jockey, a 21-month-old bull from M.J. Clark, Tetbury. By Lowesmoor 1 Gauloise, it sold to M.J. Burton, Leigh, Surrey.
THE increase in the acreage of maize being grown in the UK, more latterly as a result of feedstock demand from the growing number of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, has brought with it increasing disease pressure. Teresa Rush reports.
GROWERS keen to enter this year’s nabim/HGCA Milling Wheat Challenge have until May 2 to do so.
In your field
March has been and gone in a flash and what looked like an abundance of forage at the beginning of last month has run out this week. All youngstock will have to go out.
While Cumbrian farmer Kevin Holliday believes he may be ‘shooting himself in the foot’ by highlighting the potential profitability of the Herdwick ewe, he tells Neil Ryder this is the key to securing the future of the breed.
My farming week
FG take the lead
FARMERS Guardian’s Take the Lead campaign gathered pace this week as thousands of warning signs were nailed onto fence posts around Britain.
Spring has sprung
FG Food Guru
Best of British
Barry Alston meets up with a Wales YFC member riding high when it comes to meeting lamb marketing specifications.
Daily weather forecasts
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