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Archive Article: 1997/05/16

16 May 1997

Apex oilseed rape gets a tank mix of 3l/ha Compass (iprodione + thiophanate-methyl) and 200ml/ha Fastac (alpha-cypermethrin) on Clive Poveys Winterbourne Farm, Winterbourne, Newbury, Berks to tackle sclerotinia, alternaria and seed weevil. Although drought has hit yield potential on sand/gravel land, this field on chalk is picking up after 45mm of May rain, Mr Povey notes.

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Archive Article: 1997/05/16

16 May 1997

This is the daughter of Inspiration son Haldrey Leadership, who is the highest climber in the latest Canadian proof run. He takes sixth place in the new lifetime profitability index listings, while Aerostar sons retain the top four places. Startmore Rudolph is top for both lifetime profitability and total economic value for the third time in succession.

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Archive Article: 1997/05/16

16 May 1997

Sports results:

Ladies netball – 1 Lancashire A; 2 Devon A; 3 Carmarthen A. Mens rugby – 1 East Riding of Yorkshire; 2 Essex; 3 Warwickshire. 10-pin bowling – 1 Northamptonshire; 2 Lincolnshire; 3 Cumbria B.

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Archive Article: 1997/05/16

16 May 1997

A roller exit ramp has been developed by Krone for its Big Pack square balers. Using free-spinning rollers, the ramp is designed to take pressure off the main baling ram, which, without the ramp, has to push completed bales out of the baler. The hydraulically raised and lowered 1.5m (5ft) long roller ramp costs £995 and can be retro-fitted to existing Big Pack balers.

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Archive Article: 1997/05/16

16 May 1997

A TOTAL of £1500 is on offer in the Field Days poetry competition presented by Blue Nose Poets and Common Ground. The winning entry will be read on Farming Today and its author will receive £1000. Five runners-up will receive £100. Entry fees are £4 for the first poem and £3 each for subsequent ones. For details and entry form send SAE to Common Ground, Seven Dials Warehouse, 44 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LA. Closing date Nov 14.

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Archive Article: 1997/05/16

16 May 1997

CAMBRIDGESHIRE (90.44 acres).

Land at Brockleys Farm, Elsworth, Nr Cambridge. Lot 1: Grade 3 permanent pasture with mains water and a cattle yard 83.40 acres. £280,000 (£3357/acre). Lot 2: Grade 2 IACS eligible land 7.04 acres. £27,000 (£3835/acre). (Alexanders)

CORNWALL (12.82 acres).

Land at Trecreege Farm, Trelights, Nr Port Isaac. Pasture with water supply. £45,000 (£3510/acre). (Rendells)

CUMBRIA (10.41 acres).

Land at Tallentire, Nr Cockermouth. Accommodation land with mains water. £40,000 (£3842/acre). (Mitchells)

CUMBRIA (33.37 acres).

Land near Brisco, Nr Carlisle. Accommodation land. Withdrawn at £106,000 and then sold privately. (Harrison & Hetherington)

CUMBRIA (52.15 acres).

Thiefside, Calthwaite, Nr Penrith. Lot 1: Office with OPP for residential use, farm buildings and 26.46 acres. £164,000 (£6198/acre). Lot 2: 25.69 acres. £86,000 (£3348/acre). (Harrison & Hetherington)

CUMBRIA (60.12 acres).

Land at Distington, Nr Workington. Pasture and meadow land with mains water supply and road access. Lot 1: 5.12 acres. £12,000 (£2344/acre). Lot 2: 55 acres. £89,000 (£1618/acre). (Mitchells)

CUMBRIA (78.80 acres).

Land at Bowston, Burneside, Nr Kendal. Traditional and modern farm buildings and accommodation land. £212,000 (£2690/acre). (Michael C L Hodgson)

DERBYSHIRE (16.97 acres).

Land at Roston, Nr Ashbourne. Grassland Lot 1: 2.78 acres. £10,500. Lot 2: 14.19 acres with good road frontage. £50,000 (£3524/acre). (Bagshaws)

DERBYSHIRE (39.30 acres).

Land at The Beeches, Waldley, Nr Doveridge. Accommodation land. Withdrawn at £105,000 and sold privately for near this figure. (Bagshaws)

DEVON (29.16 acres).

Collective property auction. Land at Berrypark, Nr Shebbear. Pasture. Lot 1: 12.89 acres. £22,500 (£1746/acre). Lot 2: 2.93 acres. £7000. Lot 3: 2.11 acres. £3500. Land at Near Park, Nr Black Torrington. Pasture and amenity woodland 11.23 acres. £17,750 (£1581/acre). (Kivells)

DYFED (160.91 acres).

Land at Goitre Fawr, Llanboidy. Accommodation land. £354,000 (£2200/acre). (Bob Jones-Prytherch & Co)

LANCASHIRE (61.11 acres).

Perrymoor, Wennington, Nr Lancaster. Livestock rearing farm. Farmhouse (4-bed) adjoining stone barn, modern and traditional farm buildings and pasture within a ring fence. £251,000 (£4107/acre) (Richard Turner & Son)

LANCASHIRE (99.72 acres).

The High Farm, Arkholme, Nr Carnforth. Dairy farm. House (4-bed), traditional and modern dairy buildings for 100 cows, milk quota 634,685 litres and pasture within a LFA. £450,000 (£4513/acre). (Richard Turner & Son)

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (44 acres).

Land at Ravensthorpe, Nr Northampton. Arable land. Lot 1: Land and 3.62 acres of oak woodland 20 acres. £61,000 (£3050/acre). Lot 2: 24 acres. £71,000 (£2958/acre). (Howkins & Harrison)

NORTHUMBERLAND (22.50 acres).

Land at Brockalee, Bardon Mill, Nr Haltwhistle. Accommodation land. £68,000 (£3022/acre). (Clark Scott-Harden)

NORTHUMBERLAND (64.02 acres).

Land and Woodland at Summerrods, Nr Hexham. Grassland 54.95 acres, woodland 8 acres and plantation 1.07 acres. £193,000 (£3015/acre). (Clark Scott-Harden)

SHROPSHIRE (76 acres).

Land at Cruckton, Nr Shrewsbury. Permanent pasture. £340,000 (£4474/acre). (Halls)

WARWICKSHIRE (28.04 acres).

Land at Princethorpe, Nr Southam. Lot 1: Arable land 5.73 acres. £25,000.Lot 2: Arable and pasture 22.31 acres. £52,000 (£2331/acre). (Howkins & Harrison)

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