THE deadweight average pig price (DAPP) will cease publication on October 1.
THERE was a strong demand for well fleshed, commercially focused ram lambs at the first Suffolk Sheep Society sale of the season, the National sale at Shrewsbury, which peaked at 10,000gns.
Shows and events
The Royal Welsh Show held in Llanelwedd from Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24, is shaping up ro be another record-breaking event. Get all the latest for the, pictures and videos here.
IT’S amazing what you can find in a cow’s gut – but the contents could provide the key to the human antibiotics of the future.
On the farm
The thriftiness and easy-care attributes of Stabiliser cattle are being exploited to maximise profitability in innovative ways by two beef producers in the south west of Scotland. Rog Wood reports.
Profit From Grass
The point in the grass growing season of ‘peak growths and ensuing high quality’ has now passed and attention now needs to turn to management to ensure quantity and maximise quality.
WITH an established commitment to British agriculture, Morrisons is keen to promote sustainable suckler/finisher systems not dependent on subsidies.
TB in cattle
DEFRA has unveiled more details of its plans to encourage badger vaccination in England’s so-called bovine TB ‘Edge Area’.
New products and research
New research has found a sheep’s experiences soon after birth can shape its later behaviour and also that of its offspring.
The rising cost of fertiliser and feed has encouraged livestock farmers to look at alternative forage crops. Herbal leys are a popular choice for many.
Maximising performance from forage through careful grazing management, reseeding and soil testing is the main focus of Bicton College’s farm in Devon, reports Farmers Guardian.
Advice and handy hints
A SHARP, well-angled knife is extremely important when trimming cows’ feet. David Rowe, professional foot trimmer and member of the national association of cattle foot trimmers, offered his top tips to keep knives sharp, clean and in good condition.
The vet column
CARMARTHENSHIRE-based vet Paul Rodgers has been working with the Welsh Government and making biosecurity visits to farms in bovine TB areas. He offers some advice on taking precautions against the disease. Louise Hartley reports.
Pit your skills against our professional livestock judge. The winner will recieve £250, plus a body warmer and beanie hat, and five runners-up will each win a body warmer and beanie hat.
Flocks and herds
Rhydian Thomas is the current European Young Shepherd of the Year and member of the National Sheep Association’s (NSA) Young Ambassador Group. Together with his father, he has made some interesting management changes to his farm over the last few years.