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Archive Article: 1997/10/24

24 October 1997

Richard Webber of Shearwell Data checks the ear and bolus tags using a new dual purpose scanner he has developed. Six farmers are currently taking part in a free trial programme run at Knighton market by McCartneys, building to 20 in the next few weeks.

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Archive Article: 1997/10/24

24 October 1997


Judging under way at Perth beef week, which kicked off on Monday and attracted over 1600 cattle to the venue. The opening day saw the highest price paid for an Aberdeen-Angus bull for 30 years (see p37).

female breed record matched. More details, page 37.

Judging under way at Perth beef week, which kicked off on Monday and attracted over 1600 cattle to the venue. The opening day saw the highest price paid for an Aberdeen-Angus bull for 30 years (see p37).

female breed record matched. More details, page 37.

Judging under way at Perth beef week, which kicked off on Monday and attracted over 1600 cattle to the venue. The opening day saw the highest price paid for an Aberdeen-Angus bull for 30 years (see p37).

female breed record matched. More details, page 37.

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Archive Article: 1997/10/24

24 October 1997

Six of the best… these Rough Fell rams made £3000 or more at the annual sale at Kendal, Cumbria, last Thursday. Highest-priced, at £5565, came from Thomas, Lenore and Brian Knowles.

John Richardson (right) with the shearling ram champion on day two of Swaledale Sheep Breeders offering at Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, last week. It made £31,000 on a day when 630 shearling rams averaged £1429, up £270 on 1996. The day before, bidding for ram lambs had reached £4000.

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Archive Article: 1997/10/24

24 October 1997

On the up… Latest figures from the Hereford Breed Society show an increase in the number of recorded calves for the fourth year running. Fans of the breed are now busy preparing for their autumn show and sale next Tuesday (Oct 28), where 55 bulls and 37 heifers will be among the entry. And the venue? Hereford, where else?

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Archive Article: 1997/10/24

24 October 1997

Meet the new Land Rover Freelander making its appearance at this years London Motor Show. Available as a soft-back, hard-back or in a three-door build, it presents one more vehicle to agonise over when the farm truck needs replacing. A round-up of new 4x4s on display at the show can be found on page 76.

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Archive Article: 1997/10/24

24 October 1997

Quickie pork mince stirfry

450g (1lb) lean pork mince

1 garlic clove

2 tablespoons soy sauce

and

2 tablespoons tomato ketchup (or 1 jar stirfry)

1 carrot, cut into thin strips

1 courgette, cut into thin strips

1 pepper, deseeded and cut into thin strips

(Alternatively use 1 bag stirfry vegetables or a selection of vegetables of your choice)

In a large non-stick wok or saucepan, dry fry the mince and garlic until changed colour, about 4-6min. Add soy sauce and tomato ketchup (or jar of stirfry sauce), followed by vegetables. Continue cooking for a further 4-5min until vegetables are of the desired crunchiness. Season. Serve with rice, noodles or jacket potatoes.

Serves 3-4. Cooking time: Approximately 10 minutes.

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Archive Article: 1997/10/24

24 October 1997

CAREFUL use of fertiliser is a responsibility all farmers must shoulder. Public concern for the environment and government policy dictate that much.

But responsible use also has financial benefits in more cost-effective crop production. And now there is an added attraction – £3500 in prize money if you can prove you are the best fertiliser user in the land.

To encourage the correct use of fertilisers and give credit to those who set the highest standards, ICI Fertilizers and farmers weekly have united to run the Nitram Award for Best Fertiliser Practice again in 1998.

Initial judging is by questionnaire, followed by farm visits to provide five regional awards. A national winner is then selected for the overall prize of £3500 to be invested in an on-farm environmental project. The competition benefits from the support of FWAG and the NFU.

The award places responsible use of all types of fertiliser as a key criterion for farms which are achieving effective food production while safeguarding the environment.

As well as examining fertiliser systems and applications, judges will also consider the use of organic wastes, nutrient planning and creation of new wildlife habitats.

Fill in the coupon now to obtain your entry form.

RULES:

1. Only farmers in England, Wales and Scotland who have supplied a completed entry form questionnaire to ICI Fertilizers are eligible.

2. The Nitram Award For Best Fertiliser Practice will be awarded to the farm which, in the judges opinion, has most successfully balanced profitable arable production, responsible fertiliser practice and concern for the environment.

3. The award carries a first prize of a complete FWAG farm plan plus £3500 to be used over a two-year period to implement that plan.

4. There will be five regional awards made in summer 1998 with the main award presented at the 1998 Royal Show.

5. The decisions of the judging panel are final and no correspondence can be entered into.

6. Closing date for completed entry forms is Jan 2, 1998.n

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