Glenrock Illusion

Glenrock Illusion sells for 125,000gns setting new world Limousin record

22 August 2014

?A new world record for a Limousin was set at Borderway mart, Carlisle, when the Illingworth family’s maiden heifer Glenrock Illusion was knocked down for 125,000gns.

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On the farm

Herridge farm

Investing in a new parlour and the future on a Peak District farm

24 August 2014

The Herridge family takes a long-term view when investing and planning for the future on their tenanted farm in the Peak District. Chloe Palmer finds out how their dreams have become a reality.

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Profit From Grass

Maintaining grass residuals and fertility

Scottish dairy farmer Jill Bathgate is facing perhaps her busiest time as she takes steps to maintain grass residuals and quality to help ensure recently calved cows get back in-calf and put litres into the newly-installed bulk tank.

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Maize Matters

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

Maize Matters: Earlier tasselling stage brings earlier eyespot threat

In ths month’s Maize Matters it seems there is every reason to be optimisic about the curtrent growing season.

TB in cattle


Natural England gives green light to badger cull resumption

26 August 2014

NATURAL England has given the green light to the resumption of badger culling in Somerset and Gloucestershire this year.

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Technical features

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.

Cutting silage

High costs of late silage cuts make value questionable

August 22, 2014

Bumper yields of first and second cut silage across much of the country have been offset by lower than expected quality this year, with maize silages also looking likely to be high in bulk and low in energy.

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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.


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.

Browse all our pictures from this year's county shows, events and livestock sales. See one you like? Prints are available from 12"x8" or larger.

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