Sales

Lismulligan Priscilla 48

Lismulligan British Friesians sell to 3,900gns

17 July 2014

THE sale of youngstock from the Lismulligan herd of pedigree British Friesians on behalf of the Lawson family, Fife, at Borderway mart peaked at 3,900gns for Lismulligan Priscilla 48, by Morcourt Hilton, which was recently reserve champion heifer at the Livestock Event.

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On the farm

Peak District farmer, Danny Holland

Farm focus: Performance-recording brings farm business success

1 September 2014

Recording every aspect of farm performance informs decision making at Coldwall Farm in the Peak District. Chloe Palmer speaks to Danny Holland to learn more about the farm behind the figures.

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Profit From Grass

Weather making grazing and baling difficult in Suffolk

As the weather takes on a decidely autumnal feel we hear how Suffolk dairy farmer, David Utting, is faring with the challenge of keeping grazing, and the combines, moving.

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Maize Matters

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

Maize Matters 2014: A fine vintage

‘A VINTAGE year for maize,’ is how experts are describing the 2014 season, in this month’s Maize Matters.

TB in cattle

Badger

Badger Trust fails in latest attempt to halt the cull

29 August 2014

ANTI-badger cull campaigners have failed in their attempt to challenge the legality of the upcoming pilots.

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Technical features

Ed Seaton

Making IT work to improve herd fertility

August 29, 2014

Pregnancy rate is ‘king’ on dairy farms and, as a result, heat detection and submission rates are key areas of focus. In the first in a series of features looking at IT on the farm, we look at how IT packages help a farmer achieve the best results when it comes to fertility.

Foot health

Correct protein balance can reduce lameness and condition loss

23 August 2014

Ensuring cows receive the correct balance of protein can improve health and help contain feed costs this winter.

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Advice and handy hints

EID reader

Electronic tags (EID): Double-tag your historic sheep flocks before January 2015

3 August 2014

The LAA, NSA and NFU have teamed up to call on British sheep farmers to double-tag their historic sheep flock to maximise selling options when they move off their holding after January 1, 2015.

The vet column

Vet's view: The importance of remaining vigilant against fly diseases

21 August 2014

Flies and maggots have been a particular problem for livestock in recent months. Louise Hartley talks to vet Polly Gratwick about three of the main fly diseases farmers should be looking out for.

Competition

Win tickets to the 2014 Dairy Show

THE 2014 Bath and West Dairy Show takes place on 1nd October 2014. Farmers Guardian has 10 pairs of tickets to give away.

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