Sales

Top priced lambs from Messrs Lord

Mule gimmer lambs sell to £800/head at Hawes

17 September 2014

THERE were 26,484 lambs forward for the Farmers Guardian sponsored two day show and sale of mule gimmer lambs on behalf of NEMSA on Monday and Tuesday at Hawes.

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Shows and events

The Dairy Show

Dairy Show 2014: Cattle classes and trade stands on offer for visitors

17 September 2014

The one-day Dairy Show takes place at the beginning of October. Katie Jones takes a look at what is in store for visitors.

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Superb quality of cows at UK Dairy Day

17 September 2014

The first ever UK Dairy Day is underway, and all the breeds have now been judged….

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On the farm

Volis Farm

Farm focus: Making the switch from high input to extensive grazing

September 19, 2014

Switching from a high input Holstein herd to an extensive grass-based system is no easy feat, but it can pay considerable dividends.

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Profit From Grass

Profit from grass: Still time for late paddocks to recover

Thoughts have now turned to providing grass covers for ewes ahead of tupping for Dorset-based Profit from Grass beef and sheep farmer Mike Miller and DairyCo offer advice on sward management to help make autumn a successful, and profitable, grazing season.

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Maize Matters

Maize Matters is a sponsored series brought to you in association with KWS.

Maize Matters 2014: A fine vintage

‘A VINTAGE year for maize,’ is how experts are describing the 2014 season, in this month’s Maize Matters.

Forage Watch

Forage Watch is a sponsored series brought to you in association with Micron.

Steve Jones

Forage Watch: Maize stocks being stretched out at Bridgwater

Our two Forage Watch farmers update us on how they are faring with stretching out existing maize crops and how they have got on with third cut silage.

Jonathan Mason has been able to get his cows out day and night one week ahead of normal and maintain yields due to good grass growth.

Forage Watch: Third cut silage clamped and calving underway

It was all hands on deck for third cut silage making at Lawrence House on 16 August, with nine tractors working to get the crop in ahead of the rain.

TB in cattle

RSPCA Freedom Food looks to build bridges after Grant era

19 September 2014

THE head of RSPCA Freedom Food has vowed to build bridges with the farming community after the damage done by former RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant.

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Technical features

Rachel Lander

Using Cow Signals to identify herd problems during housing

September 19, 2014

Cow Signals, a concept which encourages farmers to observe their cows and their environment to help identify problems and issues, has been steadily gathering momentum in the UK. Katie Jones attended a one-day theory and practical workshop to learn more.

Environmental schemes

What is the relationship between environmental schemes and livestock production?

18 September 2014

Commercial livestock production and environmental schemes: are they compatible or in conflict? Chloe Palmer hears both sides of the argument.

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Advice and handy hints

Forage maize

Handy Hints: Know your options when it come to forage crops

September 19, 2014

Home-grown feeds can prove to be a cost effective part of a mixed forage diet, but with many different options avaiable it can be tricky to decide which one is best for you. Louise Hartley speaks to ProCam agronomist Alex Silverwood about five of the most popular forage crops in the UK.

The vet column

Vet's view: The importance of remaining vigilant against fly diseases

21 August 2014

Flies and maggots have been a particular problem for livestock in recent months. Louise Hartley talks to vet Polly Gratwick about three of the main fly diseases farmers should be looking out for.

Competition

Win tickets to the 2014 Dairy Show

THE 2014 Dairy Show, takes place on October 1, held at the Bath and West showground. Farmers Guardian has 10 pairs of tickets to give away.

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