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Top breeders give advice on buying Valais Blacknose sheep

Kerry Jones recalls being laughed out of the ring in the early days of exhibiting her Valais Blacknose sheep at agricultural shows, but the breed is the fastest-growing in the…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: A farming recipe for disaster

It has been quite a struggle to find something positive to write about this month, so I thought I’d share a recipe for a “farming 2022” cake, which has some…

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Opinion: Boris must support farms to achieve a green economy

“I hate to break it you, but our food processing industry does involve the killing of a lot of animals. That is the reality. You need to understand that is…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Arla announces tough standards for organic dairy farmers

Arla is asking all its organic farmers to increase biodiversity and convert to 100% renewable energy. The co-op has issued a new set of organic standards, due to be introduced…

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How a South West dairy became the UK's best bred herd

Ian and Max Davies say they have never bred a cow for the show ring, yet they have a string of championships to their credit from top UK events. We …

CROP WATCH

Crop Watch: Herbicide shortages and winter bean drilling

The recent rain has been welcome, especially in the dry North, where concerns had been growing about the efficacy of residual herbicides for early-drilled cereals.  A shortage of glyphosate was…

TRACTORS

Agribumper slots toolbox into latest front weight block

Dutch firm Agribumper has unveiled its latest linkage-mounted front weight block range which, for the first time, features a storage box for tools. The bare Toolbox-Line unit is 400kg, but…

COLLEGES

Record number of women studying ag at Aberystwyth University

Women make up the majority of students studying agriculture at Aberystwyth University for the first time in the institution’s history. Farming in the UK remains a largely male-dominated industry, but…

NEWS

Aussie beef found masquerading with Welsh PGI label

The owner of a North Wales meat company says a country of origin labelling error was a “genuine mistake” caused by a new staff member. Llechwedd Meats had come under…

TAKING STOCK

Breconside outfit makes 23,000gns at Carlisle

A strong Limousin trade produced impressive averages for bulls while three dispersals saw strong bids secure elite females at Carlisle last week (16 October). The leading lady for Breconside Farming,…

BPS

Northern Ireland claimants receive full BPS payment

The vast majority of farmers in Northern Ireland will be paid the value of their full Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claim on Monday (18 October), with £209,000 worth of protein…

NEWS

Firefighters use telehandler to rescue cows from slurry pit

Four cows stuck in a slurry pit on a farm in Cumbria were pulled to safety by firefigthers in a dramatic rescue operation involving the farmer’s telehandler last weekend. The…

PEST MANAGEMENT

OSR growers invited to help major flea beetle larvae trial

Oilseed rape growers are being asked to take part in a national effort to count cabbage stem flea beetle larval numbers. Researchers are hoping to understand which interventions are making…

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Edward Vipond, Troston Farms, Stanton, Suffolk Edward Vipond runs a profitable and expanding business, and he has had to manage much change at Troston Farms. The acreage has increased by…

 
 

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