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Archive Article: 1998/07/03

3 July 1998

&#8226 FARMERS driving tractors and other slow-moving machinery are being urged by the Country Landowners Association to show maximum highway courtesy as a safeguard against sparking incidents of road rage during the main holiday season.

"We urge all farmers, farm workers and contractors to take every opportunity to pull off public roads to allow following traffic to pass and prevent the build-up of tailbacks," said CLA north Wales secretary Judith Matthews.

&#8226 SHADOW farm minister Michael Jack is calling on the government to find time to allow MPs to be fully included in the fight against the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

"Ministers tell us that bovine TB is at the top of their priority list, but so far they have not been willing to fight for parliamentary time to let those representing farming interests in parliament have their say on the governments approach to countering this serious illness," he said.

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Archive Article: 1998/07/03

3 July 1998

Correction

RULES which forbid the leasing or selling of newly acquired milk quota – and all other quota in the transferees possession – for the remainder of the existing quota year and the one following, only apply to permanent transfers of milk quota without a transfer of land, not as stated last week. Apologies for any confusion. &#42

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Archive Article: 1998/07/03

3 July 1998

A TREMENDOUS trade for Jersey cattle produced a top price of 2100gns and an average of £620 for 104 cows and heifers when John Compton dispersed his Suttonmilll herd at Dawlish, Devon.

The top call came from R L Poulter, who bought the fifth lactation cow Suttonmill Edwards Sand for his Aidylena herd on the Isle of Wight. The cow had given 7131kg at 5.69% butterfat in her last lactation.

The East Sussex-based Pookhill herd owned by J S Pile claimed the fourth calver Suttonmill Tabatha at 1500gns. In-calf heifers reached 700gns with bullers to 420gns and spring-born calves peaking at 220gns.

Auctioneer Martin Dare said: "This was a great sale for the breed with buyers from 17 counties in action."

Averages 104 cows and heifers £620, 19 served heifers £479, 19 empty heifers £289, two yearling heifers £183, 43 heifer calves up to 11-months-old £143. (Greenslade Taylor Hunt.) &#42

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Archive Article: 1998/07/03

3 July 1998

NOW is your last chance to let government officials know just how you feel about their plans for a hefty environmental tax on pesticide and fertiliser inputs.

The deadline for submissions is Friday July 10 – so post or fax your reply now, or bring it along to the FW stand (M300) at the Royal Show.

Dear Mr Meacher,

I object strongly to your plans to impose an environmental tax on pesticide and fertiliser inputs.

I believe it would do untold harm to UK farming and bring very little benefit for the environment.

I urge you to reconsider these plans.

Name: …………………………………

Address:……………………………….

…………………………………………..

…………………………………………..

SEND TO: Farmers Weekly, "Just Say No" Campaign, Quadrant House, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

or Fax to: 0181 652 4005

or Bringto FW at the Royal stand M300.

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