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Archive Article: 1997/06/27

27 June 1997

IN BRIEF

ST MERRYN Meat has acquired the Skellingthorpe abattoir G Toth and Sons, which went into receivership last month. Renovation work has begun at the site, which should soon handle a weekly throughput of 750 cattle and 2000 lambs.

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Archive Article: 1997/06/27

27 June 1997

The auction of British Inra 401 sheep at Exeter, Devon, last week marked the first ever such sale. Among the shearling ewes, a purebred sold for £620, while crossbreds sold for £112. The 90 Inra were among the marts offering of over 2400 breeders. Overall, ewes, ewe lambsand rams averaged £70, £69 and £252 respectively.

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Archive Article: 1997/06/27

27 June 1997

CORRECTIONS

CORRECT phone number for details of Profarmas open days (Arable, June 13) is (0115-9390202).

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Archive Article: 1997/06/27

27 June 1997

NEW manganese seed treatment Mancote for use in cereal should have been priced £5-7/ha (£2-3/acre), not £57/ha (£23/acre), (20 June, p76), points out manufacturer Uniroyal.

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Archive Article: 1997/06/27

27 June 1997

Gloucester federations patron, the Princess Royal, is welcomed to the countys diamond jubilee show with a posy presented to her by Kate Ratcliffe. Also welcoming the Princess are (L to R) county president Roy Phillips, Malcolm Wharton, principal of Hartpury College which hosted the show, and county chairman Bryan Chivers. The princess toured the competitions and presented prizes. Tewkesbury YFC was the top-scoring club, with Olveston second and Sodbury Vale third.

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Archive Article: 1997/06/27

27 June 1997

Retiring farm manager George Parrish (right) has seen many changes in his working life – all of them at the Combe Estate, Cobham, Surrey, where he has worked for the same family for 51 years.

He started out as farm boy in 1946 working for the late Mr Charles Combe, a brewery tycoon. His son, Dominic Combe (left), said: "It is the passing of an era when someone like George, a wonderful farmhand and friend of the family for all those years, retires. My father and myself enjoyed many happy and memorable times with him."

George, who has worked with horses and computerised combine harvesters and done most jobs on the estate from gardening to forestry, is looking forward to finding the time for a bit of fishing.

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