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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

Nearly 20t of forequarter beef is headed into intervention from Dawkins abattoir in Leicestershire after last weeks second emergency tender. John Dawkins, pictured on Tuesday, blames the low uptake by traders on the complicated tender procedure. "It has to be made more user-friendly," he believes. With cattle having put weight on quickly, there is now a desperate need to get bulls of fat class 4 allowed into intervention, he adds. Beef throughput is currently running at 60% capacity.

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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

Sheep being sorted and penned at Carmarthen last Thursday, where lambs in the 32kg to 39kg weight range were making the best prices, selling to a top of 205p/kg and averaging 192.2p/kg. Cull ewes, meanwhile, made to £64 a head, levelling £36.46. (John Francis Halifax.)

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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

Some of the 46 performance-tested bulls from Richard Oates Limousin herd which will be on offer at Jedburgh, Borders, on Sat, May 11. This is the third on-farm production sale from Lumbylaw, one of the countrys largest and oldest-established Limousin herds. Nine of the animals on offer feature in the Cattle Societys current top-100 young bull list. Further details on 01228-590490.

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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

How ˚can you cope with the crisis?

HOW can hard hit livestock farmers respond to the continuing BSE crisis? That is the question our nationwide series of conferences is seeking to answer.

Earlier this week speakers addressed farmer audiences in Scotland, Cumbria, Yorks and Shropshire. You will find a taste of the technical topics that were discussed in this issue.

The key themes at each meeting are:

&#8226 Cutting production costs to take account of the heavy losses now being sustained.

&#8226 planning to restructure both dairy and beef enterprises in the wake of the BSE crisis.

If you would like to attend one of the remaining events theres still time to book a seat. Tonight (Friday) we are visiting Usk in Gwent and next week we move on to Harper Adams College, Devon, Sparsholt College, Hants and Shuttleworth College, Beds.


TELEPHONE HOTLINE:

01539 734725

Reserving a place at your local Coping with BSE meeting could not be easier. Simply call event organiser Fusion Events on 01539 734725, let them know which meeting you wish to attend and then bring a cheque for £10 along on the evening.

PROGRAMME

6.00 Tea

6.30 Introductions – chairman

6.50 Latest position – NFU

7.10 Market prospects – MLC

7.30 Beef management – Signet

7.50 Dairy management – ADAS

8.10 Finance – Grant Thornton

8.30 Questions and Answers

9.00 Refreshments

CONFERENCE ITINERARY

DateVenue

Fri 3 MayUsk, Gwent

Tue 7 MaySeale Hayne, Devon

Wed 8 MaySparsholt, Hants

Thu 9 MayShuttleworth,Beds

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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

Seed is set to come under even greater scrutiny thanks to a new service offered to ware growers. ADASs inspection package monitors Scottish seed crops throughout the year to give ware growers cost-effective quality reassurance, says ADAS potato specialist Paul Dover.

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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

THESE Noddies pushed their little car all the way from Malmesbury, Wilts to Newquay, Cornwall. They are Wiltshire young farmers (L to R) Matt Croft (county vice chairman) Sheila Hancock, Katie Potter, Annie Lewis, Catherine Tytherleigh and Steve King (county chairman) who were helped by Richard Gaisford (S W area chairman) David Glass, Neil Potter and Jon Satchell. Their made-for-the-occasion Noddy car was a converted Talbot Samba and their spectacular charity fund raising expedition produced £1138 for Bristol Childrens Hospital.

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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

FALCONRY, vintage machinery and dog agility are among the main ring attractions of Gloucestershire federations annual county show which will take place at the Equine Centre, Hartpury College on Sat, May 11, 11am to 5pm. Details YFC county office phone/fax (01452-526032).

lAvon Valley YFC, Hants, formerly known as Bisterne and District YFC, is holding a 50th anniversary supper on Sat, July 6. The club is trying to let past members know about the reunion and also wishes to loan photos and other memorabilia for a display. Contact Mrs J Gratwick (01425-476655).

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Archive Article: 1996/05/03

3 May 1996

SO you want to work with horses – but what do you want to do?

Theres a wide range of options both for work and training and those who are still uncertain of their career path should try to get along to the Careers Day organised by the British Horse Society at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on May 31.

There they will have opportunities to talk to people from all sections of the equine industry about what their jobs entail or the training available, and to attend talks and demonstrations by top equestrians. Admission £5. Inquiries BHS Training & Education Dept (01203-696697).

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