A STRENGTHENING pound and influx of Polish cull cows on the European market is putting downward pressure on trade in the UK, auctioneers have claimed.
FATHER and son Willie and Jonathan Timm, of TWH Farming, Easingwold, won both the male and female prime cattle championships at the Farmers Guardian-sponsored Christmas show and sale at Skipton.
On the farm
Barry Alston reports from a traditional Radnorshire upland beef and sheep farm capitalising on its isolation.
MIDGES from at least 10 farms in France and Belgium carried the devastating Schmallenberg virus to farms across the UK, scientists have claimed.
Livestock show previews
Once again the Royal Welsh Winter Fair - media partnered by Farmers Guardian - is proving its popularity. Next month’s two-day - December 2 and 3 - spectacular is bursting at the seams, with some 385 trade stands and livestock entries topping the 1,440 mark.
New products and research
FINISHING Holstein bull calves as rosé beef at less than 12-months-old can result in improved margins of nearly £50 per bull per year, according to a new study completed at Harper Adams University (HAU).
DAIRY farmers are being urged to think about whether they are feeding for milk fat this winter.
Following the purchase of the Ensus bio-ethanol plant by Crop Energie, and with the Teeside factory now gearing up for full production, wheat distillery syrups, which offer the potential to significantly reduce feed costs are set to become increasingly available.
Milk fever is still a challenge for today’s generation of dairy farmers like it was for their predecessors, but it is still one of the dairy sector’s most neglected problems.
The vet column
Bleeding calf syndrome is a relaitively rare disease which affects young calves, but with numerous cases being discovered this year, Louise Hartley speaks to Fiona Howie, veterinary investigation officer at the SAC Consulting Veterinary Services (SACCVS), to find out more.
The Mart's the Heart
The Marts The Heart Roadshow visited Welshpool last week for the Limousin Red Ladies and Cefndu dispersal sale.
?AFTER last week’s slump, cattle saw a strong uplift in prices at livestock auctions, according to AHDB figures to Tuesday.