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Archive Article: 1997/08/08

8 August 1997

Perennial ryegrass – perennial problem. Overcast conditions made harvesting this seed crop a stop-start process for Matt Childs at Richard Browns Hill Farm, Keyston, Cambs. The 18ha (44 acres) of Elgon was grown on contract for Sharpes International, yielding 0.5t/acre.

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Archive Article: 1997/08/08

8 August 1997

Left: United Auctions chief executive Alan McGregor (left) and Scottish NFU president Sandy Mole were at Huntly, Aberdeenshire, last Thursday for the marts first sale following its extension. Below: This was a day when, in the store cattle ring, 430 bullocks averaged 111.2p/kg, topping at 139.8p/kg. The 347 heifers averaged 106.2p/kg, making to 131.9p/kg.

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Archive Article: 1997/08/08

8 August 1997

Robin Bellairs and Nancy Cases Ruan herd of Holstein Friesians – which won the breed clubs best small herd in Cornwall competition 1996 – was dispersed last week at Truro. Tavistock farmers M and S Dudden paid 2100gns for an Astre Starbuck sired milking heifer that has already given over 10,000kg. Auctioneers R B Taylor and Sons report averages including £914 for 53 cows, £944 for 10 calved heifers, and £438 for 30 yearling and bulling heifers £438.

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Archive Article: 1997/08/08

8 August 1997

Cheap sheep? Not this year. While last weeks Partney Fair in Lincolnshire saw breeding animals worth about the same as last season, stores averaged nearly £43, up £6. Plentiful grass supplies and the smaller number on offer were the reason, say the auctioneers.

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Archive Article: 1997/08/08

8 August 1997

Pollen beetle control proved its worth in Tayside farmer David Robertsons crop of high erucic acid spring rape (top) at Cookston Farm, Eassie, Forfar. Damp conditions meant part of the peaty field missed out on a pass with 150ml/ha of alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac), leading to severe flower bud damage, clearly visible at flowering. The resulting pods were very small and seedless and many aborted (bottom picture). At the time of treatment the three beetle/plant threshold was easily exceeded, notes agronomist Frank Bourne of Wallace of Kelso.

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Archive Article: 1997/08/08

8 August 1997

BLIGHT SPRAYS

FOLLOWING our photograph of spraying potatoes at Priorylands, near Ashford, Kent, (News, Aug 1), FW wishes to make it clear that Adrian Clifton was applying a preventive treatment rather than controlling an existing blight infestation.

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