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Archive Article: 1995/11/03

3 November 1995

Winners of the 1995 Meat and Livestock Commission Livestock awards, judged on the basis of Signet Beefplan, Flockplan and Pigplan records are (left to right): Beef – Peter Gray, Wootton Farms, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, for his low feed and vet costs coupled with high management standards which put gross margin figures for the 250-cow suckler herd at £262 a cow and £491 a grass hectare; Sheep – Anne Looker, The Gables, Godmanchester, Cambs, for her use of high index rams and impressive lambing percentage which put gross margin figures at £55 a ewe and £466 a forage hectare; Pigs – Trevor Shute, Newhouse Farm, Canworthy Water, Cornwall, for an average number of pigs reared a sow a year of 24, an average feed cost a kg liveweight gain of £34 and an average sale value a pig of £73.

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Archive Article: 1995/11/03

3 November 1995

CORRECTION

PRICE for the Rockies SC salt licks is £13 for 2 x 10kg blocks, and not as stated (Livestock, Oct 27). Details on (01704-560606).

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Archive Article: 1995/11/03

3 November 1995

New liver fluke infections are forecast to be low after the dry summer, which has reduced snail populations. Only in north-west and south-west Scotland is fluke incidence expected. But farms suffering fluke in the 94/95 season where no treatments were given after March may now need to treat ewes and cattle. This is because fluke from last season could have been picked up by stock grazing wet areas in June.


Fluke forecast

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Archive Article: 1995/11/03

3 November 1995

CORRECTION

Last weeks report on the Blonde dAcquitaine cattle breeders main autumn fixture at Carlisle stated that nine unhaltered bulls averaged £1370. The breed society wish to make it clear that they have never had, nor do they intend to introduce, a section for unhaltered bulls, and this price did, in fact, refer to unhaltered females. &#42

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Archive Article: 1995/11/03

3 November 1995

Kawasaki Mule 2500 operators can now enjoy a more comfortable working environment. The manufacturer has now introduced a "Cab Enhancement" kit for the 2500 series which extends the weather break cab to provide full weather protection. Aluminium panels for both front and sides plus a full-length glass door are included in the specification. Price of the kit is £925.

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3 November 1995

Swiss Original Braunvieh dual-purpose cattle offer high milk yields and a saleable calf, claims one dairy farmer who has imported the first such cattle for milk production. Jessica Buss visits Switzerland to find out more about this milk-and-meat breed.

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Archive Article: 1995/11/03

3 November 1995

Genus claimed just over a year ago that their consultants could increase margin over purchased feed by £40 a cow net of milk price increase over 12 months. Now the period is over Genus claims a success rate of 70% was achieved despite quota and weather difficulties faced by milk producers last year.

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Archive Article: 1995/11/03

3 November 1995

British Holstein Societys annual convention visitors to F D Faulkner and Sons Fielders herd, Selborne, Alton, Hants, inspect former number one PIN cow Hazeldom Elizabeth (right), who has five sons in AI and four of her daughters, three of which have full brothers in AI. New chairman of the BHS is David Bostock. The Society has seen a 42% increase in registration over the last two years.

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