Archive Article: 1996/09/27 - Farmers Weekly

Subscribe and save

Farmers Weekly from £133
Saving £46
In print AND tablet

SUBSCRIBE NOW

sub_ad_img

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996

Wil Armitage had every reason to celebrate at this years European Dairy Farming Event. He collected the Gold Cup for Peter Dixon-Smiths Lyons herd which won the coveted NMR/RABDF National Dairy Herd Championship. It is the highest yielding herd in the country, averaging 11,655-litres and clocking up a record breaking 838kg of combined fat and protein. Full Dairy Event report – p48.

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996

A sea of Suffolks… some of &#42 J Price and Sons 30-strong entry at the NSA ram sale on Monday. Best price for this breed was the 1020gns paid for a ram lamb. (For more sale details, see page 35.)

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996

Robin Raines Mule gimmer lambs were among the 15,400-strong entry at Lazonby, Cumbria, last Wednesday. He took third prize on a day which saw the buoyant sheep trade continue… overall average was nearly £75, up £17 on the year. (Penrith Farmers and Kidds)

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996

With over 2000 Mule ewes going under the hammer, this flock dispersal at Lane Head Farm, Richmond, N Yorks, last weekend marked one of the areas largest for some years. Average prices included £85 for Mule gimmer shearlings, £87 for four-tooth ewes, £86 for six-tooth ewes, and £65 for full-mouth ewes. Suffolk rams sold to £450. (T &#42 Vickers)

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996


&#8226 For more reporting from last weeks European Dairy Farming Event, see p50-54.

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996

Winning smiles all round…farm manager Wil Armitage collects the prized Gold Cup for Peter Dixon Smith of Tugby, Leics as winner of this years NMR/RABDF National Dairy Herd Championships. Mr Dixon-Smiths Lyons herd also wins the Lloyds Bank Production and Inspection Cup and the Genus Production and Genetic Management Cup – held by Ian MacDonald (left) and Robert Langley.

To gain top place the herd achieved an average yield of 11,655kg with 837kg of fat and protein, a PIN95 of £34, a calving index of 435 days and average somatic cell count under 100,000/ml.

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996


lBruce Woodacre, BOCM Pauls: "We welcome Northern Milk Partnerships important and significant move. It is time all animal feed compounders realised they operate in the human food chain. Any assurance that creates consumer confidence is valuable and we should not be concerned about such schemes."

&#8226 David Byers, managing director Criddle Billington Feeds: "Any competent quality feed compounder should be able to comply with these guidelines. But we are concerned that any number of schemes could be devised that may have conflicting interests and we would prefer to see one national scheme covering feed production."

&#8226 John James, senior consultant Mole Valley Farmers: "Smaller mills using a single line to produce pig, poultry and cattle feeds would breach these guidelines. And a possible amendment could be included for mills such as our own which has not used meat and bonemeal for seven years."


WHAT THE COMPOUNDERS SAY

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996

Alternative day collection of premium hygienic quality milk could help improve keeping quality. So said David Roberts of Dairy Research and Consultancy. He cited University of Reading trials showing that delayed pasteurisation of milk increased shelf-life by about 15 days. Premium hygienic quality milk was stored unpasteurised at 4C (39.2F). Samples of this raw milk were pasteurised on days one, three, four, seven and nine. Milk pasteurised after four days storage had the longest shelf-life.

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996

This Flashing Hawkeye bird deterrent comprises a thermo-formed, aerofoil-shaped PVC board with alternating images of a pair of menacing predators eyes, and a profile of a hovering kestrel. It revolves in the lightest wind on high quality sealed bearings. Hanging from the same bracket is a series of mirrors which also rotate to add to the scaring effect. Price from Phoenix Agritech of Ludlow, Shropshire is £69.50 plus VAT.

    Read more on:
  • News

Archive Article: 1996/09/27

27 September 1996


A free booklet entitled Getting Ready for Tupping is available from the MLC, PO Box 44, Winterhill House, Snowdon Drive, Milton Keynes MK6 1AX.

    Read more on:
  • News
blog comments powered by Disqus