Farmers Guardian
June 9th 2006

  • ‘Clear role for crop on farms’

    8 June 2006

    WINTER barley still has a very clear role on arable farms, both in the north and across the rest of the country, with rotational arguments for the crop now increasing.

  • ‘Right to roam’ comes in early, but at double cost

    8 June 2006

    THE Right to Roam was successfully introduced two months ahead of target – but the cost was almost double the original estimate – the National Audit Office revealed this week.

  • 10m college improvement

    8 June 2006

    The planned £10million improvement scheme at Reaseheath College, Cheshire has taken a step forward with the endorsement of the project by the local Learning and Skills Council (LSC).

  • Abuse of power must be addressed

    8 June 2006

    UK farming unions have told the Competition Commission that supermarket abuse of power in the supply chain was a consumer issue that must be fully investigated in its inquiry.

  • Adams Welsh gilt beats his father

    9 June 2006

    Royal Bath and West Show

  • Adding value with on-farm processing

    9 June 2006

    In the final article of our series on the Farmers Guardian/Waitrose Best Young Farmer Producer award finalists, LIZ FALKINGHAM visits the Welsh farm where a processing unit, and some imaginative thinking, has put high quality organic meat on the menus of discerning customers nationwide.

  • All hands to the pump at RPA.

    8 June 2006

    THE RPA may now turn to a manual form of payment as it struggles to process claims from farmers who have yet to receive any of their Single Payment.

  • Alliance anger at ‘English icon’

    8 June 2006

    THE Countryside Alliance (CA) has slammed a decision to include ‘Foxhunting and the Ban’ in the list of English icons collated by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

  • Animal declaration forms an administrative nightmare

    June 9th 2006

    ANIMAL Status Declaration (ASD) cards are still creating administrative and traceability nightmares for those involved in stock sale and processing.

  • Anthrax vigilance vital after farm is hit by outbreak

    June 9th 2006

    ‘VIGILANCE is vital’ – that was the message from the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) following the outbreak of anthrax on a farm in South Wales just over a month ago.

  • Argentinian beef on menu

    June 9th 2006

    FOLLOWING strong pressure from the domestic beef industry, the Argentinian government has agreed to a partial lifting of its suspension of beef exports, according to the Irish Food Board, Bord Bia.

  • Asda in milk and beef crisis talks with NFU

    8 June 2006

    THE NFU is to hold crisis talks with Asda after the supermarket admitted it was selling imported Brazilian steaks that do meet UK farm assurance standards.

  • Asda takes Brazilian steaks off the shelves

    9 June 2006

    ASDA has been forced to remove Brazilian steaks from its shelves after it emerged that the beef was not farm assured to British standards. The UK’s second biggest retailer has been selling the imported packs of thin-cut sirloins as part of a promotion for a number of weeks.

  • Astley herd dispersal

    June 9th 2006

    TOP price for cows in-milk at the dispersal sale of John Downes’ Astley herd at Astley Grange, Astley, near Shrewsbury, was 1,220gns for Astley Grange HR Hetty.

  • Bathgate agri skills win

    June 9th 2006

    BATHGATE JAC members Dale Laughton, David Dandie and William Dandie took first place for Lothians and Peebles District in Scottish Young Farmers’ national agri skills competition.

  • Beef Expo 2006

    8 June 2006

    Breeding cattle exports get in gear with traditional breeds in demand

  • BGS summer meeting to look at Changing Cheshire and the Future

    13 June 2006

    ‘CHANGING Cheshire and the Future’ is the theme for this year’s summer meeting of the British Grassland Society to be based at Reaseheath College, Nantwich from Sunday July 9 to Wednesday, July 12 2006.

  • Big investment in Huntly Mart

    June 9th 2006

    WORK started this week on a £350,000 extension to United Auctions' livestock mart at Huntly.Improved customer and staff facilities, including a 100-seat café and new offices for staff, are expected to be ready by mid-September, the busy autumn livestock trading season.

  • Building for the future

    8 June 2006

    Residential students at Askham Bryan, York will soon have brand new rooms to live and work in – a £5million project is underway with three new accommodation centres planned.

  • Call for Arla amba to explain UK milk strategy over cuts

    9 June 2006

    ARLA and Asda have both borne the brunt of milk producers’ anger this week.It follows last week’s announcement by the processor of producer price cuts which, it has now emerged, could be up to 1.7ppl in some months for some producers and threaten to put the dairy industry into meltdown.

  • Calls for Defra to make a decision on badger culling

    8 June 2006

    DEFRA is facing calls to make an announcement on badger culling amid concerns the problem has been brushed under the carpet.

  • Careful farmers could lose out

    June 9th 2006

    SOMETIMES, it would seem, farmers can be too diligent – especially when it comes to drenching.

  • Chance to supply a big fish

    June 9th 2006

    SAINSBURY’S, in partnership with Food from Britain, is launching a scheme intended to make it easier for small and medium sized suppliers to gain business access to the retailer.

  • Combining events could lead to European classic

    8 June 2006

    Few people were surprised by the demise of the once great Smithfield Show. A lot, however, were disappointed for this was one of the showcases of the British livestock industry that, while it may have lost its way in recent years, still had the potential to put red meat production and its influence on the environment into the heart of the capital.

  • Common sense is needed in cutting back on red tape

    8 June 2006

    THE industry’s campaign to cut back unnecessary regulation picked up pace last week as the NFU Scotland submitted a document to the Davidson Review, the independent inquiry looking into over-regulation.

  • Competition to find the UKs best and most sustainable rural pub

    June 9th 2006

    CALOR is teaming up with John Rudden, the current Pub Chef of the Year and last year’s Pub and Restaurant Chef of the Year, as part of a nationwide hunt to find the UK’s best and most sustainable rural pub.

  • Concessions ‘have gone too far’ for WTO deal, says EDA

    8 June 2006

    AS the European Union Trade Commissioner, Peter Mandelson, prepares to offer more concessions on agriculture to buy a WTO deal, the European Dairy Association has told him he is going too far with nothing in return from the United States and others.

  • Conference on making choices for a future career in farming

    9 June 2006

    With GCSEs and A Levels in full swing and students turning their attention to higher and further educations options, Farmers Guardian takes a look at what is happening at agricultural universities and colleges across the country.

  • County Show Preview - Lincolnshire Show

    June 9th 2006

    Lincolnshire Show stays loyal to farming roots

  • County Show Preview : Cheshire County Show

    June 9th 2006

    Connecting people to the countryside

  • Cross-border quota still a possibility

    June 9th 2006

    DESPITE continuing under-quota milk production, there remains a quiet trade in quota sales.

  • Crunch meeting on state pay for vets

    8 June 2006

    OFFICIALS at the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department have been playing it down, but today’s meeting in Edinburgh between British Veterinary Association officials and the Government’s chief veterinary officer for Scotland, Charles Milne, is expected to be highly charged.

  • Cull values offer scope

    June 9th 2006

    A CONTINUATION of the recent strong prices for cull cows is a realistic expectation – and an opportunity for suckler herd owners to up the physical performance of their herds.

  • Cutting it with the cheesemaker

    9 June 2006

    Danish Jerseys at Peter and Susan Robinson's Longfield House Farm, Claughton on Brock, Lancashire. The 45 heifers were bought as calves last year to milk alongside the 90-strong Holstein herd to increase the butterfat content preferred by the local cheesemaker. The first calves are due in August.

  • Debut win for Kerry Hill shearling ram

    9 June 2006

    Staffordshire County Show

  • Deerplay ‘double’ for the Longton family

    June 9th 2006

    THERE was a record entry of 92 dogs at the weekend’s Deerplay Hill Trial, Lancashire – and double success for the Longton family.

  • Deerplay Hill sheepdog trials

    June 9th 2006

    IT was a family affair at the Deerplay Hill sheepdog trials at the weekend with Michael Longton of Quernmore, Lancashire, and Monty taking the trial title on Saturday and father Timothy Longton with Carrie carrying off the trophy for the double gather championship.

  • Design in a day on-farm cattle handling challenge

    June 9th 2006

    WHEN given just one day to design a new on-farm cattle handling system, completely from scratch, beef farmers at an Eblex focus day quickly realised the importance of good design and attention to detail.

  • Develop a high output easy care system with the Meatlinc

    9 June 2006

    THE Meatlinc is already playing an integral role in producing fast finishing, quality lamb on one farm in Rutland.

  • Dont let pride hinder help

    June 9th 2006

    A PLAY about a farming family aims to teach young and old about the benefits of seeking help before problems get out of hand.

  • Dusting off stored shepherds collection for show exhibition

    June 9th 2006

    A DUSTY old collection of shepherd’s clothing and tools – languishing in storage at the Three Counties Agricultural Society’s Malvern showground – has been unearthed, brushed down and authenticated for display at next week’s three-day fixture from June 16 to 18.

  • Early crop prices ahead of last year

    June 9th 2006

    EARLY crop potato prices have eased as demand remains slow, although prices are still up on last year, says the British Potato Council this week.

  • Ecorider keeps balance on low cost transport

    June 9th 2006

    THERE is something very satisfying about driving or riding anything that will do 120 miles to the gallon – and on red diesel at that.

  • Endurance challenge to instil confidence

    June 9th 2006

    NEW HOLLAND is instilling confidence in its TM range by operating a TM190 non-stop for 500 hours. The challenge, that lasted 22 days, started in April in the Bordeaux region of Southern France where the tractor was used across five farms doing ploughing and heavy cultivations as well as transport duties.

  • England rugby dream to come true Down Under

    June 9th 2006

    FORMER HND agriculture student Scott Bemand has been invited to join the England rugby squad for its tour of Australia this month.

  • English Results

    June 9th 2006

    SUSSEX SDS. Black Robin Farm, Eastbourne, Open and Novice. Day 1 (53 ran) Open: 1, J. Drinkwater (Peacehaven) Grace, 90 of 100; 2, J. Harper (Oakhampton) Jess, 86; 3, E. Lawless (Isle of Wight) Queen, 84; 4, E. Lawless, Maddie, 79; 5, T. Bulgin (Chelmsford) Jip, 78; 6, M. Scott (East Grinstead) Tig, 77 OLF. Novice. 1, C. Worgan (Slindon) Cash, 61; 2, J. Drinkwater, Seb, 59; 3, D. Thompson (Tenterden) Kay, 58; 4, M. Pace (Hooe) Kate, 55. Day 2 (40) 1, R. MacRae (Canterbury) ...

  • EU minimum beet price is not acceptable

    8 June 2006

    GROWERS will not, and cannot, produce sugar beet for the EU minimum beet price and that message must be broadcast far and wide, said the NFU this week.

  • Ewe gives Fooks brothers something to celebrate in their flocks centenary

    9 June 2006

    Royal Bath and West Show

  • Facts and figures tell story of the scheme so far

    8 June 2006

    STATISTICS give a snap-shot of how the scheme is being rolled out nationally including regional and sector variations.

  • Fallen stock scheme must be transformed to survive

    8 June 2006

    THE National Fallen Stock Scheme (NFSS) needs to undergo a transformation to ensure farmers continue to use it once the Government subsidy runs out, a report has concluded.

  • Feed ingredient tolerance nonsense says union

    June 9th 2006

    NFU Cymru has described as ‘nonsense’ the requirement for feed manufacturers to declare the percentage of each ingredient within their feed products to a tolerance of plus or minus 15 per cent.

  • Funding for dairy education

    8 June 2006

    Are you the child of a farmer or farm employee, aged over 16 and living in the South West?

  • Future of Scotland’s hill farms to be discussed

    13 June 2006

    THE NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland and the Farm and Wildlife Advisory Group have joined forces to host a series of events looking at the future for Scotland’s hill farms.

  • Greenvale goes private

    June 9th 2006

    FRESH potato specialists Greenvale Holdings PLC group has been taken into private ownership.

  • Harmful developments are a consequence, warns NBA

    8 June 2006

    THE National Beef Association has warned an imposition of 20 per cent voluntary modulation would severely damage Scottish agriculture’s prospects of developing true sustainability by 2013.

  • High rate of botrytis spread in rape

    9 June 2006

    BOTRYTIS is taking hold in oilseed rape crops at unusually high levels this season, according to ADAS oilseed rape disease specialist, Dr Peter Gladders.

  • Holstein blacks an eye but all is then forgiven

    9 June 2006

    Royal Bath and West Show

  • Holstein Friesians to 1,280

    June 9th 2006

    COMMERCIAL Holstein Friesian’s sold to a top of £1,280 when 253 dairy cows and in-calf heifers belonging to J. Wareing Russell and Son, were sold at Ivy House Farm, Brockhall, Northampton.

  • Hooton Red Rose blooms to lead Shorthorn trade

    June 9th 2006

    The Shorthorn Society summer show and sale at Chelford Agricultural Centre saw the champion lead the trade at 2,500gns. Ben Briggs reports from the sale, sponsored by FG as part of our on-going commitment to the mart trade.

  • Increased popularity for Simmental sucklers

    June 9th 2006

    SIMMENTAL type suckler cows are becoming more popular in the North East said the region’s breeders’ club which saw a total clearance at its inaugural sale in Thirsk.

  • Industry defends CAP as Chance

    8 June 2006

    CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown has been accused of making ‘flawed and grandiose’ statements as the farming industry battled to defend itself from more attacks on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) this week.

  • Industry demands changes to unfair system

    8 June 2006

    DEFRA is considering changes to the table valuation system in response to claims it is resulting in ‘grossly unfair’ compensation payments to farmers.

  • Initiative to understand and use Homeopathy at Wellie Level

    8 June 2006

    ALTHOUGH 130 vets use homeopathy in their work, only about 55 are actually qualified to do so and no more than 20 vets practise homeopathy on farm countrywide.

  • Inter-breed sheep winner takes

    9 June 2006

    Suffolk Show

  • Kenilworth Show

    June 9th 2006

    Jersey goes one better

  • Lamb boost in Germany

    June 9th 2006

    NEW Zealand lamb is being generically promoted again in Germany, with a small budget made bigger by leverage from welcome co-operation.

  • Limousin and Galloway share show honours

    8 June 2006

    A new national suckled calf show staged at the event offered £500 for the champion. The show attracted almost 80 calves from between 30 and 40 exhibitors – many of them well-known and successful names on the beef cattle show circuit.

  • Lion Quality eggs sponsor awards for food writers

    June 9th 2006

    BRITISH Lion Quality eggs are sponsoring the 2006 awards of the Guild of Food Writers, the professional association representing some of the best-known food writers in the UK.

  • Live Exports Exclusive

    9 June 2006

    FG’s Tom Levitt was given a unique opportunity last week to follow the progress of a consignment of calves sent by the farmer’s co-operative AEF

  • Melody is on song to repeat her dairy win

    9 June 2006

    Staffordshire County Show

  • More deer farmers are needed now

    June 9th 2006

    THE growing appetite of British shoppers for venison has turned deer farming into a profitable opportunity for livestock farmers, says the Country Land & Business Association (CLA).

  • More farmers wanted for the Whole Farm Review Scheme

    8 June 2006

    MORE farmers are being encouraged to sign up to the Scottish Executive’s Whole Farm Review Scheme.

  • New form to reduce residue of medicines

    8 June 2006

    THE Veterinary Medicines Directorate is considering launching a ‘declaration form’ and a new leaflet to improve the recording of medicines administered to livestock as they move through the supply chain.

  • New Holland nod to blends of biodiesel

    June 9th 2006

    WITH the increased level of interest in biodiesel, New Holland has approved the use of blends with a 20 per cent content or B20. This goes for all its current production equipment with CNH engines.

  • New sprayer nozzle gives better canopy penetration

    9 June 2006

    A NEW Syngenta potato sprayer nozzle, designed specifically to improve performance of mid-season blight and crop desiccation applications, is now available for growers and contractors.

  • No-eggs Chocolate Sandwich Cake

    June 9th 2006

    JUNE Taylor of Marsh Farm, Rainow, Cheshire, sent this recipe. “The cake is very light and very moist. I’ve won prizes with it at the local show and I shall be making it for my daughter’s 21st birthday this month,” she said.

  • Opt out remains after talks break down

    8 June 2006

    FARMWORKERS continue to be able to opt out of regulations limiting labour to 48 hours a week after EU negotiations on the Working Time Directive collapsed last week.

  • Outwintering benefits for the minority

    8 June 2006

    BEEF herd owners with the ‘right’ type of soil can outwinter – and cross-comply. However, the practice should be regarded as suitable for the minority rather than the majority, said SAC beef specialist Gavin Hill.

  • Pigs price rise for third week

    June 9th 2006

    A SMALL increase in the GB deadweight all pigs price (DAPP) was recorded for a third week to average 101.82p per kg dw in week ended May 27.Increases were recorded in all weight ranges, says MLC, with the exception of the very lightest pigs, under 60kg.

  • Plan now to ensure ample mid-season grazing

    June 9th 2006

    GRAZING MONITOR 2006: The way you manage grass now will have a major impact on the availability of quality grazing later in the season. Promar’s David Burns outlines some of the actions that might be necessary.

  • President hits back at Ministers sound bites with his own attack

    9 June 2006

    The Farmers Union of Wales was due to stage its annual meeting in Aberystwyth yesterday. BARRY ALSTON reports.

  • RHASS vote against a board of trustees

    8 June 2006

    MEMBERS of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland have voted against reducing its board of 59 directors to a board of trustees of 10.

  • Royal Bath and West Show

    9 June 2006

    Daredevil ups the ante to take beef inter-breed

  • Rutland County Show

    9 June 2006

    Record entry as Blonde ‘stars’ in top awards

  • Scholarships for students

    8 June 2006

    Two new scholarships have been made available for students starting at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire in 2007.

  • Scotsheep 2006

    13 June 2006

    FRENCH consumers buy lamb with their eyes and their wallets. They like pink flesh with minimal fat and dislike the meat the redder it gets, Laurent Macquet, a major importer of Scottish lamb into France said at Scotsheep 2006 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

  • Scottish Results

    June 9th 2006

    HILLHEAD (Judge: L. Hansson, Sweden) Open (32 ran) 1, R. Dalziel (Ettrick) Joe, 97 of 100; 2, J. Cropper (Deerplay) Dan, 93; 3, J. Cropper, Alf, 90; 4, R Dalziel, Jamie, 89 outbye; 5, E. Hope (Pembrokeshire) Kep, 89; 6, K. Freeman (Killin) Nell, 89.

  • Service back to normal in North Wales

    8 June 2006

    THE fallen stock collection service in and around North Wales was virtually back to normal this week, following the closure of the region’s biggest collector.

  • Single Payments ‘may be processed by hand’

    June 9th 2006

    THE RPA may now turn to a manual form of payment as it struggles to process claims from farmers who have yet to receive any of their Single Payment.

  • Solway Recycling fills its first export order

    8 June 2006

    RECYCLING company Solway Recycling has completed its first export order by delivering hundreds of its manufactured, patented recycling bins to the Republic of Ireland.

  • Somerfield apologises over Welsh lamb policy ‘misunderstanding’

    8 June 2006

  • Speculation fuels wheat rally

    June 9th 2006

    THE new crop wheat market is a difficult one to call at the moment, according to David Sheppard, managing director, Gleadell.

  • Staffordshire County Show

    9 June 2006

    Simmental Atlow Valentine won hearts of beef judges

  • Staffordshire County Show Results

    June 9th 2006

    DAIRY

  • Sterling rally brings duty joy

    June 9th 2006

    OVER the last month the pound has strengthened against the euro, notes MLC Economics.

  • Still plenty to achieve over the next two years

    9 June 2006

    THE NFU’s vision for the combinable crops sector is to be launched at next week’s Cereals 2006 event. Farmers Guardian arable editor Teresa Rush met up with Arthur Hill (right), the recently re-elected chairman of the NFU’s combinable crops board to hear more about the board’s plans for the next two years.

  • Stop relying on subsidy culture

    8 June 2006

    RURAL communities across the UK needed to stop relying on ‘subsidy culture’ if they were to survive and prosper, according to a new report released on Tuesday.

  • Sudden death of scientist

    8 June 2006

    INTERNATIONALLY known research scientist, Raymond Jones, has died suddenly in the run-up to his retirement from the Aberystwyth-based Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research.

  • Suffolk Show

    9 June 2006

    Viking takes inter-breed title

  • Suffolk Show Results

    June 9th 2006

    DAIRY

  • Summer somatic cell count rise expected earlier, farmers warned

    8 June 2006

    DAIRY farmers are being warned the recent wet weather could mean the usual summer increase in somatic cell counts will come earlier this year.

  • Supermarkets ‘interested’ in commercial apricot crop

    8 June 2006

    BEING the UK’s only apricot farm has its benefits as well as its pitfalls. On the positive side, the notoriety has generated great publicity for Highland Court Farm, near Canterbury, Kent.

  • Tenants have been left exposed by CAP reforms

    8 June 2006

    THE tenant farming sector remained extremely uncertain about the potential impact of the 2003 CAP reforms, according to research published this week.

  • Texel cross lambs are champions at Skipton

    June 9th 2006

    A FIVE-strong pen of Texel-cross prime lambs from A.L. Thompson, Foulridge, Lancashire, won the championship at the June show at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire, on Monday.

  • The Bansback report key recommendations

    8 June 2006

    For NFSCo

  • The challenge to entente cordiale... need to diversify threatens a new 'war' with French

    June 9th 2006

    Herefordshire blackcurrant farmer Jo Hilditch tells NICK YATES about her inspirational attempt to both capitalise on new-found consumer interest and break with tradition, by launching a relatively small-scale product – British Cassis.

  • The Road to Profit Stabiliser Day

    9 June 2006

    ‘The road to profit’, a conference and demonstration day, will be staged by the Stabiliser Cattle Company and the Meatlinc Sheep Company on Wednesday, June 21.

  • The Royal Show Preview

    9 June 2006

    Royal return from herd health

  • The UKs sweetest strawberry

    13 June 2006

    BERRY producer KG Fruits has begun supplying retailers with what it claims will become the UK’s largest branded premium strawberry in the UK within a matter of weeks.

  • Thumbs up for Beefy campaign

    8 June 2006

    A question time panel, including NFU president Peter Kendall, gave the thumbs up to the Beefy advertising campaign.

  • Tips for chefs and butchers

    June 9th 2006

    THE British Pig Executive (BPEX) has produced a new CD ROM containing useful tips on sourcing top quality pork for chefs and butchers.

  • Top dog Roy to Italy – for 3,600gns

    June 9th 2006

    NORTH Yorkshire sheepdog breeder and handler John Bell, of Parks Farm, Howden, near Selby, achieved the top price of 3,600gns at the spring sale of 73 working sheepdogs at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart. Mr Bell sold Roy, a tri-coloured dog, to a buyer from Italy.

  • Trials trio offered ‘something old, something new’ in Wales

    June 9th 2006

    THREE trials in Wales each offered something new. The Cwmdu trials were on a field unfamiliar to all but the oldest handlers; a late decision turned Trefeglwys into a two-session trial and the Novice trial at Obley was a completely new event planned and organised by Lorna Owen.

  • Tried and tested - Jodhs and breeches

    June 9th 2006

    Tried and tested by FG staff

  • Two Limousin bulls from Brontemoor make top prices

    June 9th 2006

    A BRACE of pedigree Limousin bulls from West Yorkshire farmer Steven Priestley’s Brontemoor herd took both championship and reserve championship honours at the Ling Fields Cattle Fair, the annual multi-breed show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle, at Skipton Auction Mart.

  • UK to oppose move for an SP ceiling

    8 June 2006

    THE UK will oppose any move by the European Union to introduce a ceiling on the maximum Single Payment any individual can receive.

  • Useful dialogue on water shortage

    8 June 2006

    WATER industry representatives have met Defra Environment Secretary David Miliband and Environment Minister Ian Pearson to discuss the water supply challenges in the short, medium and long term and the collective responsibility for meeting them.

  • Useful meeting with NAO

    June 9th 2006

    NORTH West farmers and NFU officials met a representative of the National Audit Office at the union’s regional office in Skelmersdale on Monday to discuss the problems of the Single Farm Payment.

  • Vanessa descendant fetches 5,000gns

    June 9th 2006

    QUARRYHALL Farm, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, was the venue for the dispersal of J.W. Cook and Son’s Sherington herd of Holsteins. The 407 head averaged one a minute through the ring.

  • Warning over mast sites

    June 9th 2006

    FARMERS and landowners with telecom mast sites have been warned that telecoms companies are reviewing their portfolios and looking to decommission some rural sites that are proving to be non-profitable.

  • Welsh Results

    June 9th 2006

    CWMDU. Session 1: 1, G. Owen (Penybont) Sim, lost 8 points; equal 2, R.B. Pugh (Nantmel) Jess and G. Owen, Nell, 11; 4, J. Chamberlain (Builth Wells) Tess, 12; 5, Y. Abrey (Llanfilo) Floss, 13; 6, S. Harden (Pembroke) Bill, 14. Novice: 1, G. Owen, Nell, 11; 2, Y. Abrey, Floss, 13; 3, S. Harden, Bill, 14. Session 2: 1, L.N. Watkins (Llangadog) Peg, 3 1/2; 2, J. Ress (St,Dogmaels) Floss, 7 1/2; 3, R. Millichap (Port Talbot) Gem, 10; 4, R. Millichap, Cap, 10 1/2; 5, P. ...

  • Winnington Vetos 2,400gns

    June 9th 2006

    THE North Midlands and North Wales Limousin Club show and sale saw the champion, 20-month-old bull Winnington Veto, make the top price of 2,400gns for J.S. Vance and Son, Minsterley, Shropshire, when he sold to E. Thomas, Tain Y Maes, Pentrefoelas. Reserve champion Bailea Voyager from M.T. Bailea, Brecon, Powys, sold for 1,550gns to G. Williams, Glyndyfrdwy, Corwen.

  • Winter barley hybrids launched for autumn

    8 June 2006

    The value of winter barley in crop rotations and the launch of two new hybrid barley varieties were the focus of a technical briefing held by Syngenta Seeds at JSR Farms, Driffield, East Yorkshire.

  • Wisemans 5.5m Milk Link tie-up

    June 9th 2006

    MILK LINK is selling its two fresh liquid milk businesses to Robert Wiseman Dairies for £5.5 million and is to supply a proportion of Wiseman’s raw milk require-ments in the South West on a long-term basis.

  • Wythall are county rally champions again

    June 9th 2006

    WYTHALL YFC are Worcestershire Young Farmers’ county rally champions for the second year in a row.

  • YFC anniversary

    June 9th 2006

    PAST members of Melton Mowbray YFC, Leicestershire, are sought to join the club’s 70th anniversary celebrations on June 12. Whitelodge Farm, Frisby on the Wreake, is the venue for a Pimms reception buffet and a pig roast with band.Club memorabilia is also wanted. Details from club chairman Thomas Lovegrove, 07811 333158.

  • YFC News In Brief

    June 9th 2006

    JUST four points separated overall winner, Ysbyty Ifan YFC from runner-up Dyffryn Nantlle in Eryri Young Farmers’ annual county rally. The winners totalled 294 points, awards including trophies for sports, culture, shearing, men’s and women’s tug-of-war, junior club and best individual shearer title going to club member Hefin Jones. Llanrwst, with 238 points, was third. Gwawr Hughes, of Dyffryn Nantlle, was stockman of the year. Porthdinllaen was top small club. The ...