Sales

Top priced gimmer hogg from Messrs Lord

Bluefaced Leicester females peak at £5,000 at Hawes

19 January 2015

?THERE was a brisk trade at the sale of Bluefaced Leicester females at Hawes, peaking at £5,000 for a gimmer hogg from the Hewgill flock, from Messrs Lord, Stainmore.

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Shows and events

Diet feeder

LAMMA 2015: Grassland and livestock equipment

21 January 2015

As the Lamma show continues to evolve, so too does the diversity of exhibitors. And grassland and livestock equipment is no exception, with continuing growth of exhibitors year on year.

Winter Fair 2014

Winter Fair a barometer of what to expect in 2015

January 16, 2015

Helping sheep farmers move forward will be the theme for the third NSA central region winter fair, and will be reflected throughout a busy schedule of events of attractions. Katie Jones takes a look at what visitors to the event can expect.

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On the farm

The Buckley family

A mixture of breeds for commercial and pedigree buyers

January 23, 2015

Selling high quality pedigree and cross-bred rams to commercial flocks has added value to the farm business at Sittinglow Farm. Chloe Palmer finds out how the Buckley family has developed a small pedigree flock into a thriving enterprise.

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BVD Zero

BVD Zero is a sponsored awareness series

BVD Zero: Benefits of BVD control for the cattle producer

OF all the key performance indicators (KPIs) used to measure the performance of a herd, one of the most straightforward – a calf per cow per year – can be one of the most effective, claims vet Keith Cutler from the Endell Veterinary Group based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Maize Matters

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

Maize Matters: making a profit from maize

Maize Matters 2014: Fantastic year for maize – time to plan for 2015

THE last article in our Maize Matters series highlights predicted yield and quality results for this season and covers disease challenge, storage issues and revised seed rates.

Benchmark Animal Health

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Benchmark Animal Health

Benchmark Animal Health: Controlling an enzootic abortion storm at lambing time

23 January 2015

?The second article in the Benchmark Animal Health series covers enzootic abortion in sheep and introduces a recently-launched vaccine, which is licensed to use on pregnant ewes in cases where flocks experience an abortion storm at lambing time.

TB in cattle

TB test

Concerns raised over new TB testing arrangements

22 January 2015

CONCERNS have been raised about the implications for vets and farmers of new TB testing arrangements due to come into place in April, as intrigue surrounds the Government tender process.

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Competition

2014 beef stockjudging competition

Congratulations to 2014's beef stockjudging winners

THE winner of our annual beef stockjudging competition is Hannah Braithwaite from Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

Technical features

Sheep in pens

Practical advice to help you reduce your lamb losses

11 January 2015

Lamb losses are very costly and reducing losses by just 1 per cent could help boost returns this season. They can occur at any stage of lamb development and knowing where you are losing lambs is essential to be able to put management decisions in place to address the issue.

Stephen Lord

Getting to grips with trace element status

11 January 2015

Regular blood testing and a targeted approach to key nutrient supplementation is helping one Eden Valley stock producer tackle increasingly changeable trace element needs and reduce costs on his 2,400 hectare (6,000 acre) farm. Farmers Guardian reports.

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Advice and handy hints

Negotiation

Handy Hints: Dealing with staff through negotiation

15 January 2015

Whether it is between father and son, manager and staff or with salesmen, negotiation takes place on farms every day. Louise Hartley reports from Dairy Co’s negotiation and influencing skills workshop held in Boroughbridge.

The vet column

Vet's View: Is your livestock health plan sorted for 2015?

23 January 2015

With the new year just beginning and grim weather outside, now is a good time to look over your livestock health plan. Louise Hartley gets some top tips from vet, Kirsty Ranson of the Westmorland Vet Group.

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