Sales

Spring lambs peak at £180/head at Wharfedale

15 April 2014

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.

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Market comment

Market comment: Prime lambs continue rise

10 April 2014

PRIME lamb continued the upward trend seen over the past few weeks, according to AHDB figures to Tuesday.

On the farm

Windy Pike Farm

Improving taste and perception through Aberdeen-Angus breed

15 April 2014

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.

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The vet column

DIY AI

Vet's View: The importance of DIY AI inseminator assessments

27 March 2014

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

Badger

Progress for TB eradication in Wales

7 April 2014

THE Welsh Government is claiming “good progress” in its bovine TB eradication programme.

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Win tickets to Grassland & Muck 2014

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Beef Expo 2014

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Profit From Grass

Maintaining sward heights at this stage of the year should now be the priority, says Eblex’s Liz Genever.

Grass catching up after an ‘interesting’ winter

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.

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Technical features

Dairy costings highlight the opportunity to exploit the potential of grazing to boost margins.

Grass and silage: How much will you produce from grazing this year?

27 March 2014

A lack of targets and planning to increase yields from grazing is potentially reducing dairy margins, says Andrew Hawkins, Promar consultant in Cheshire.

It is important to remember the right balance of nutrients, particularly K and S is vital for the most efficient use of nitrogen by the plant.

Grass and silage: Be ready to give silage crops a helping hand

30 March 2014

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.

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Advice

Sheep at market

How sheep movement recording changes will affect your farm

14 March 2014

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.

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