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Archive Article: 1995/10/27

27 October 1995

British Cereal Exports chairman, Barclay Forrest (left) discusses the suitability of UK wheat with Spanish miller Joan Moreto, as a recent shipment is loaded into rail wagons at Tarragona Port, near Barcelona. Mr Moreto told delegates on BCEs autumn mission to Spain that he could use up to 35% British wheat in his grists from varieties such as Consort, Hereward and Riband. Spain is now the biggest importer of UK wheat, last season taking over 500,000t.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/27

27 October 1995

Average UK farmers have total milk production costs of about 17p/litre. Some Irish farmers are producing milk for less than 7p/litre. This suggests that some UK farmers have the potential to double their profits. Turn to page 40 to find out how two Irish farmers have adopted New Zealand grassland management techniques to extend their grazing seasons and so maximise profit a litre. Researchers in the province are also looking at how to manage high genetic merit cows at grass (pictured). Full details next week.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/27

27 October 1995

Fifty years ago, at the Arfon Societys first annual sale of Welsh Mountain rams, the entries of one young farmer, William Mostyn Jones, were making between 10 and 12gns apiece. Last week at Llanrwst, the same man (pictured right), saw his rams average over 200gns at the event. Top price on the day was 6500gns, with 183 rams averaging 596gns.

(Bob Parry)

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Archive Article: 1995/10/27

27 October 1995

Straw supplies should last longer at Conglass, as the dairy cows did not come in until last week, say Gordon Stephen (left) and eldest son James.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/27

27 October 1995

Seeing the 205hp Cat Challenger 35 crawler at work is still a relatively rare sight. Add a 6m (20ft) wide Horsch "CO" Airseeder (Machinery, June 9), with its pressurised seed hopper and long-wheelbase cultivator frame, and the result is the only pairing of its kind currently working in the UK. The American/German outfit is seen here sowing Soissons winter wheat at 207kg/ha (184lb/acre) for Scribeland whole-farm contractors on College Farm, Ellisfield, Hampshire.

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Archive Article: 1995/10/27

27 October 1995

Inspecting the machinery on offer. Best-priced tractor was a S-reg Ford 6600 which went for £4700. A Y-reg Ford 7610, meanwhile, sold for £4400.

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