NFU president Meurig Raymond has called for balanced policing during the second year of the pilot badger culls, which are due to start soon.
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.
Shows and events
On the farm
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.
Profit From Grass
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.
TB in cattle
ANTI-badger cull campaigners have failed in their attempt to challenge the legality of the upcoming pilots.
New products and research
?FOR the second year running, specialist hybrid rye varieties bred specifically for wholecropping have produced dry matter yields of more than 18 tonnes/hectare (7t/acre).
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.
Ensuring cows receive the correct balance of protein can improve health and help contain feed costs this winter.
Advice and handy hints
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
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.