THE European Parliament has rejected proposals that would have eased the burden of the EID regulation on sheep farmers.
SPRING lambs sold to £180/head at Wharfedale on Monday for the pre-sale show champions, a pair of Texels weighing 43.5kg from Andrew and Sally Hargrave, Yeadon, which sold to John Penny and Sons, Rawdon.
PRIME lamb continued the upward trend seen over the past few weeks, according to AHDB figures to Tuesday.
On the farm
For one passionate Aberdeen-Angus beef farmer, growing a successful business has gone hand-in-hand with educating the public and caring for the environment.
The vet column
When performed well, DIY artificial insemination can be of major benefit to livestock farmers, but with the danger of bad habits and poor technique reducing herd performance, Louise Hartley finds out why inseminator assessments are critical.
TB in cattle
THE Welsh Government is claiming “good progress” in its bovine TB eradication programme.
New products and research
DESIGNED for use with sheep, a three reel fencing system has been brought to the market by Kiwikit.
Profit From Grass
For the launch of the 2014 Profit from Grass series grass experts from Eblex and DairyCo give us an insight into the situation across the country and we meet the four farmers who will be involved in the project this year.
A lack of targets and planning to increase yields from grazing is potentially reducing dairy margins, says Andrew Hawkins, Promar consultant in Cheshire.
Soils in many parts of the country are beginning to dry out. With that has come a feeling spring has just about sprung and the urge to get on with spreading fertilisers and manures is strong.
THE new electronic movement reporting system, for processing sheep, goat and deer movements, will be rolled out in England on April 1, 2014. Katie Jones takes a look at what this means for English producers.