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Archive Article: 1998/09/11

11 September 1998

A home-designed sheep jetter – and past winner of FW Topical Tips for Sheep Competition – is used to treat bought-in flock replacements against blowfly at Binley Farm, Tetbury, Glos. Richard and Gerald Gales jetter, which connects to the farms ATV sprayer, operates at 40-80 psi depending on fleece growth. The Gales estimate that treating replacements joining their 800-ewe flock using Crovect costs 8p/ewe.

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Archive Article: 1998/09/11

11 September 1998

AROUND THE SALES

STANDING MAIZE: Early auctions have put values between £150 and £180/acre. "Better, well-grown crops with good access in the right location might top £200/acre," says Wright-Manleys Andrew Wallace. There has been interest in private treaty deals at between £180 and £200/acre, he says, as dairy farmers look to top up fodder supplies. Derek Biss of Greenslade Taylor Hunt – whos sold maize for £150/acre – reckons values could move up. "The signs are we could be in for a long winter. Its good housekeeping to get some if you can afford to."

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Archive Article: 1998/09/11

11 September 1998

CORRECTION

THE scab injectable Cydectin should be administered subcutaneously, and treated sheep should not be mixed with untreated sheep for 12 days after treatment, not as stated in last weeks issue. Cydectin and Dectomax will prevent reinfection for 28 days and 14-17 days, respectively. &#42

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Archive Article: 1998/09/11

11 September 1998

uMEMBERS of the Country Landowners Association have donated £500 and two ewe lambs to help disabled people to learn traditional rural skills. The money will be used to create a herb garden at the Wharf Meadow Centre, Tardebigge, near Bromsgrove, Worcs, which has taught rural skills to disabled people since 1973. The lambs will be used to demonstrate animal husbandry at the centre.

uJUNIOR farm minister Lord Donoughue has initiated a new farm safety drive in Cornwall following two fatal accidents that recently occurred in the county. He intended to involve all parties concerned in agriculture and raise awareness of health and safety issues. Alongside the Health and Safety Executive, the drive will include the NFU, Country Landowners Association and the Transport and General Workers Union. &#42

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Archive Article: 1998/09/11

11 September 1998

IN BRIEF

uMAIZE varieties previously on offer from Johnsons Seeds will now be supplied by the Avanta group. According to Mommer-steeg, part of the Avanta group, Johnsons Seeds was absent from the National Forage Maize Day because it has been taken over. The varieties previously sold by Johnsons Seeds include Hudson, Advance, Agib, Rasant, Reinold, Renard, Scarlet and Trophee.

uDO not order the tallest variety, producers were warned at the event. The Italian maize variety Doge, on Huntseeds plots, was the tallest crop there. "But height means nothing," warned the companys Nigel Jones. "Doge would grow to 20ft, but it is useless for growing in the UK. No cob will form in time for harvest." Mr Jones said that yield potential is not related to crop height.

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Archive Article: 1998/09/11

11 September 1998

Ann Marie Kempton and Alan Stanley Turnock were married at St Oswalds, Brereton, Sandbach, Cheshire. Receptionist Ann Marie is the daughter of Mr and Mrs John Kempton of Stanthorne Hall Farm, Stanthorne, Middlewich, Cheshire. Alan is a farmer and the son of Mr and Mrs Stanley Turnock of Dairy House Bank, Horton, near Rudyard, Leek, Staffs. Picture: Sarah Hill.

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