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Archive Article: 1997/05/09

9 May 1997

We have lift off… Rocket potatoes are harvested at David Jeffreys Trannack Farm, Heamoor, near Penzance. The crop will be marketed through newly-formed consortium, Cornish Potatoes Ludgvan (see p22). Lifting has got off to an unusually early start this season with 116ha (285 acres) already cleared. Yields so far have averaged 13t/ha (5.3t/acre), making an average price of £383/t.

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Archive Article: 1997/05/09

9 May 1997

Full pens at Chippenham, Wilts, last Thursday. The occasion was the annual sale of year-old Blonde dAquitaine cattle for G Collins Farms, Devizes. The average price of £411 was £30 down on 1996.

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Archive Article: 1997/05/09

9 May 1997

MOST popular young sire currently being used by AI companies wordwide is the Mandel son Robthom M Discovery, according to a survey carried out by Holstein International (Vol 4, Apr 97). Discovery, out of the well known American cow Robthom Ruby Aerostar, was the most widely used young sire by the 48 AI organisations in the survey. The pedigree index for this young sire at 29% reliablity is 1197kg milk, 27kg (-0.26%), protein 34kg (-0.06%), ITEM £121 and PIN £116. The bull is available in the UK from Semen World priced £16 a straw.

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