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FARMLIFE

Farmer's daughter hits the catwalk with feed bag fashion

You'd be forgiven for thinking fashion and farming don’t mix, but farmer's daughter Jessica Purdie is turning heads in the fashion world with her collection of whacky garments inspired by…

TAKING STOCK

South Devon females disperse to £2,221 average

A yarding of 44 South Devon cow and calf outfits levelled at £2,221.22 and 25 heifers made £1,372.20 at the Ewefields dispersal at Newark on Monday (18 June). Trade topped…

LIVESTOCK

Farmer Focus: Grass rotations shortened to maintain quality

Grass growth is now peaking and cattle and lambs are really thriving. The countryside and nature is at its most beautiful and many days are spent in awe of the…

TAKING STOCK

Limousin summer sale up £413 on the year

Another strong Limousin trade was seen in the pedigree ring at Borderway on Friday (15 June) as 28 bulls met an 86% clearance and averages lifted on the year to…

SUCCESSION PLANNING

Farmer wins multimillion pound court case against father

An Oxfordshire farmer has won a High Court case against his father over a dispute about the inheritance of an £8m estate. John Michael Gee, 60, began working on the…

WHEAT

Syngenta to withdraw fungicides, including Cherokee

Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is to withdraw some fungicides, including the popular cereals product Cherokee, as they no longer pass the relevant ecological risk assessments. Products containing azoles propiconazole and cyproconazole…

NEWS

NFU chief to meet prime minister to discuss Brexit

NFU president Minette Batters is to meet prime minister Theresa May to press home the case for British agriculture ahead of Brexit. Ms Batters will raise a range of food…

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