Sales

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Aberdeen-Angus bulls sell to 4,400gns at Dungannon

23 April 2014

ABERDEEN-ANGUS bulls sold to 4,400gns and averaged £2,793, an increase of £308 on the year, at this week’s native breeds show and sale at Dungannon Farmer’s Mart.

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Competition

Win tickets to Grassland & Muck 2014

Farmers Guardian has joined forces with the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) to offer 20 free tickets to Grassland and Muck 2014.

Beef Expo 2014

Win tickets to Beef Expo 2014

Farmers Guardian have 6 tickets to give away to Beef Expo 2014, taking place on Wednesday May 21 and Thursday May 22 at Hexham Mart Centre

Market comment

Market comment: Cattle prices continue subdued period

17 April 2014

THE downward movement, which has been feature of the cattle market in recent weeks, showed no sign of a reversal, according to AHDB figures to Tuesday.

On the farm

Left to right: Martin Holliday, Matthew Aleixo, Kevin and Yvonne Holliday and granddaughter Jessica.

Unusual breed cross using 'undervalued' Herdwick triumphs

17 April 2014

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.

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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

NFU Cymru rejects new system for bovine TB compensation

23 April 2014

NFU Cymru has rejected outright any moves to introduce a table valuation system for bovine TB compensation.

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New products and research

Liming

Nutrient management project highlights environmental and management issues

April 18, 2014

?LARGE increases in the price of fertilisers and pressure on the agricultural industry to reduce its contribution to water pollution mean making best use of nutrients has never been more important.

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Advice and handy hints

Handy hints: Top 10 tips to help keep lambs alive

17 April 2014

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.

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.

SoilStructure

Maize: Seedbed preparation and maize growing considerations

19 April 2014

Thoughts will soon be turning to maize planting, and the accompanying decisions about what to do about seed bed preparation, and how to achieve the best possible growth.

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