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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

Vegetable cutter Ted Woods collects his regular Friday allowance after helping harvest 14ha (35 acres) of Forest cauliflowers near Freiston, Lincs, before production shifts to Cornwalls warmer climes for the winter months. Having finished work, Ted leaves the field with his knife and radio.

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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

Sweet stuff… Duke sugar beet yielded a pleasing 55t/ha (22t/acre) at Ireland Farms Grange Farm, North Rauceby, Lincs. Sugar content was 18.1%, well above average for the season. Grower Mark Ireland had 587ha (1450 acres) of beet to lift this season, but all heavy land – about 20% of the total area – has now been cleared. But good yields suggest 3-400t of C beet is likely. At a predicted net price of £3-4/t, it is not a welcome prospect.

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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

The service is terrible, Im going to the pub…six of the eight piglets born this month to Modiste, one of the few remaining rare Middle White pigs in the country at Hounslow Urban Farm, London. Middle Whites are totally extinct in many parts of the world.

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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

Much of the 45 acres of beetroot grown by Michael Jordan on his 90 acre farm at Henlow, near Shefford, Beds, is destined for London. The crop, which is also sold to local greengrocers, is available all year round after being stored in buildings and

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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

Halloween provides the opportunity to explain modern farming methods to school children from Little Stukeley and Somersham near Huntingdon. Here assistant manager Alistair Taylor shows the children some of the 21,000 Ghost Rider pumpkins grown at J E Dales Bridge Farm, Colne, Cambs.

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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

Nine different breeds were on offer when Scottish farm minister, Ross Finnie, visited the cattle lines at the Perth Bull Sales, which ended yesterday (Thur). A total of 881 bulls and 388 females were entered in the auction, which was the last sale this millennium.

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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

The Gehimax range of semi-articulated loaders marketed in the UK by Opico now benefits from a new model – the 16hp, hydrostatic KL100. Operating capacity is rated at 250kg. With the machine measuring just 2.6m (8ft 6in) long, turning radius is 1.7m (5ft 7in). Available with a full range of loader attachments, price of the KL100 starts at £11,860.

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Archive Article: 1999/10/29

29 October 1999

Whats good for the goose… Judy Goodman of Walsgrove Farm, Great Whitley, demonstrates poultry preparation skills at the recent Food Lovers Fair in Covent Garden, London. This marked the first time the Worcs-based goose farmer had exhibited at the speciality food event, which hosted nearly 100 stalls. Elsewhere, cheeses, fish, sausages and wild mushrooms were all being snapped up by hungry visitors.

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