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TB RISK REVIEW ● Bovine TB review published ● Cattle movements major threat ● Badger culling still critical to plan By Abi Kay FARMERS should shoulder more responsibility for the spread of bovine TB than badgers, the professor leading the Government’s review into the 25-year strategy has said. Sir Charles Godfray, who was commissioned to lead the review by Defra Secretary Michael Gove, said while badger-cattle contact did pose a threat to herds, ‘risky’ movements of cattle and a poor take-up of on-farm biosecurity measures were also having an impact. Asked whether he could put a figure on the contribution made to the spread of bTB by the farming industry and badgers, he said: “I really wish I could give you a straight answer, we would love to do that, but it would be wrong to put numbers on it. “[But] if I was to say one more

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than the other, I would definitely say it was the cattle-to-cattle side.” Despite these comments, the report acknowledged a need for badger culling, though it recommended this take place periodically, not continuously.

Distraction Speaking to journalists at a press conference this week, Sir Charles said it would be ‘wrong’ to describe the wildlife issue as a ‘distraction’, adding the Randomised Badger Culling Trial showed culling reduces herd breakdowns by about 15 per cent. NFU vice-president Stuart Roberts also suggested the culls were the ‘best available option’ to tackle the reservoir of disease in badger populations. “Every other country which has CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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AHDB must provide value for farmers By Alex Black

AHDB must deliver better value for money for UK levy payers, become more transparent and bridge the ‘disconnect’ with farmers. Farming organisations have responded to Defra’s AHDB consultation supporting its continuation, but called for major changes in the organisation’s key focuses. CLA president Tim Breitmeyer said its members were not currently satisfied with AHDB activities and said it was ‘poor value for money’. He said: “If the board was to focus on doing less but doing it well, that would achieve most impact and allay the concerns of the levy payers.” He called for the levy body to clarify whether its primary function was as a co-ordinating knowledge hub or a deliverer of integrated applied research and advice. Mr Breitmeyer added AHDB needed to include a range of skills and expertise and should better communicate its services, with many farmers and growers unaware of the work it does and how it could improve their businesses. The National Sheep Association (NSA) said the governance of the boards and committees was not

effectively representing the industry’s interests, and it was vital there were a number of places elected from levy payers, with organisations such as NSA having a ‘more formal role’. The Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) and NSA wanted to see less focus on research and development and more on market opportunity. The TFA said it believed AHDB’s principal role should be developing markets, both domestically and internationally.

Difficulty TFA national chairman James Gray said securing routes to market was vital, particularly post-Brexit. He said: “We have a vibrant home market, but farmers and growers often have difficulty in finding their place in it to achieve fair returns. “The export market must also be a primary development target for AHDB, while ensuring the returns from this work benefit farmers and growers directly." He also wanted increased scrutiny to ensure the levy was being spent well, pointing to a current lack of rigorous, independent evaluation of AHDB’s activities. n Defra will produce a summary of all the responses in early 2019.

Two farming tragedies strike within 24 hours TWO families have been hit by farmrelated tragedies just 24 hours apart from each other. Ian Whellans, 26, died in an incident involving a quad bike at a farm in Hume, Kelso, on Sunday (November 11) morning. It came less than 24 hours after 47-year-old Neil Ironside died in a farm machinery-related incident in the Fisherie area of Turriff on Saturday. His brother Alan was killed when he was dragged into a combine harvester on the same farm in 2015. Police Scotland said there were

no suspicious circumstances, but the officers were liaising with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Mr Whellans was a former figurehead of the Kelso Civic Week. A society spokesperson said: “Ian was a well-respected and much-liked young gentleman who was a credit to both the association and the town during his time as Kelso Laddie. “He will be sadly missed by many, both near and far.” The latest HSE figures showed 33 people were killed in agriculture across Britain in 2017/18 – three more on the previous year.

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greater role to play By Abi Kay FARMERS must ramp up on-farm biosecurity and stop trading high-risk cattle if the industry is to have any hope of eradicating bovine TB, according to the Godfray report. Its authors claimed farmers were wrong to place all the blame for the spread of the disease on badgers instead of taking ownership of the problem. The report said: “A very unfortunate consequence of the controversy around badger culling and the politicisation of the debate has been a deflection of focus from what can be done by the individual farmer and by the livestock industry to help control the disease. “In particular, the poor uptake of on-farm biosecurity measures and the extent of trading in often high-risk cattle is, we believe, severely hampering disease control measures.” The review made recommendations to improve the situation, such as using the new Livestock Information Service to create a usable index or ‘score’ which would allow farmers to trade based on disease risk. The score of an animal would be calculated on the basis of its location history, including information about the density of wildlife reservoirs

on-farm, plus individual testing records and those of other animals in the herds it had been part of. The report suggested this risk assessment score could be presented to potential purchasers in sales catalogues and on large screens ringside at auction marts.

The Godfray report’s authors claim farmers are wrong to place sole blame on badgers for the spread of bovine TB.

Schemes Studies were cited which estimated a voluntary risk-based trading scheme might reduce the number of infected animals traded by 23 per cent and a statutory scheme by 37 per cent. Farmers Guardian In Your Field writer and Cheshire NFU county chairman Phil Latham, who also sits on the union’s dairy board, welcomed these recommendations, but expressed concern the review appeared to imply farmers could isolate herds from the reservoir of wildlife disease. He said: “I am afraid we need to

mandatorily identify risks and dissuade those in risky areas from exporting cattle to the Low Risk Area (LRA)

by making them less attractive to buy. The High Risk Area (HRA) is vast, so there are plenty of buyers within it.”

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REVIEW THE review proposed that a farmer’s willingness to change his or her trading behaviour based on disease risk should be rewarded in a new Government-backed insurance programme which would replace compensation payments. It also recommended: n Investing in the creation of a DIVA (differentiating infected from vaccinated animals) test to allow

cattle to be vaccinated after Brexit n Investing in the creation of an immunocontraceptive for badgers, which lowers fertility rates n Using a more sensitive test, such as the single intradermal cervical test in the HRA and Edge Area to detect infections in these regions as early as possible and reduce risk of missing infected animals n It was suggested the caudaul fold test, where tuberculin is injected into

From page 1 successfully eradicated bTB has done so by control of the wildlife disease reservoir,” he said. The main focus of the review, however, was ramping up cattle controls and improving the governance of the TB regime by creating a new, arms-length Government body to carry out most disease control operations currently performed by the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Natural England and councils.

Under this plan, Defra Ministers would continue to set high-level policy, but the report authors claimed centralising operational functions would make the process of managing TB breakdowns more efficient, avoid duplication and allow greater agility in responding to new technology. This idea was being considered by Defra officials as early as 2014, but did not make it into the strategy produced by former Defra Secretary

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Owen Paterson, who said he would ‘continue discussions’ on how best to govern the regime.

Voluntary fund Around the same time, the department rejected a suggestion to create a voluntary TB fund which cattle farmers would pay into, with match-funding from Government. It was hoped this would cover some of the costs of the culls.

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the flap at the base of the tail, and which is safer and quicker for vets to perform, could be used after Brexit; it is not currently approved in the EU, but is used in the USA, Canada and New Zealand along with other tests for reactors n For herds with persistent and recurrent infections, herds in cull areas where wildlife must not be re-infected, herds in the Edge Area where preventing spread to the LRA is a priority and herds in emerging hotspots in the LRA, the review recommends combining a skin test, the interferon gamma test and the IDEXX ELISA serological test as each test detects infected animals the other tests miss n Increasing use of whole-herd slaughter in the LRA when there is clear evidence of multiple infections in a herd associated with risky or reckless purchasing behaviours n Exploring new gene editing techniques to improve TB resistance in cattle

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Michael Gove’s department has been accused of complacency.

little time to prepare By Lauren Dean

DEFRA has been accused of still not knowing which scenario it is preparing for as the March 29 EU Exit deadline gets closer. Michael Gove’s department was criticised in a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report which warned it was ‘too complacent’ about potential disruption or interruption to trade. It also raised concerns over the level of scrutiny in new legislation, with calls on the department to be clear about the impact of not being able to make the necessary legal changes in time.

Stumble PAC chairwoman Meg Hillier said: “Anyone working in the dark is prone to stumble but in Defra’s case I am concerned that the department has lost sight of its priorities.” Ms Hillier went on to suggest the risks associated with a no-deal Brexit were ‘particularly severe, and it was alarming how little specific information Defra had provided to enable individual businesses and organisations to prepare’.

Six months on from PAC’s last report in May 2018, the situation for Defra’s stakeholders had changed ‘very little’ and the department must still address a range of scenarios, including exit without a deal in March 2019 and a negotiated exit with an implementation period lasting to the

end of 2020, or possibly longer. Ms Hillier added: “Brexit border planning is not sufficiently developed, six critical IT systems are still to be tested and there is a risk that in the department’s rush to prepare necessary legislation, the quality of that legislation will suffer.”

PM demands cabinet support for breakthrough deal THE Prime Minister has demanded her Cabinet get behind a Brexit deal reached by EU and UK negotiators. At the time Farmers Guardian went to print, the text of the agreement had not been published, but reports suggest it contains a ‘backstop’ which would keep the whole of the UK, not just Northern Ireland, in a customs arrangement with the EU. The Government has insisted the backstop would not be needed because any potential new checks at the Irish border could be avoided in a future trade agreement or using a separate Irish-specific mechanism. There was also speculation, an independent review panel with members from the EU, UK and a third country could be established to rule on whether progress on the UK’s exit from any temporary customs arrangement was being deliberately hampered. Some experts, however, believed it would be difficult to trigger the

review mechanism and the backstop could become the default position. One source close to the European Commission told FG if the UK were to remain in a customs arrangement with the EU, it would be unlikely to have much, if any, say over future

trade rules. The text of the agreement was expected to be released after a crunch meeting with the Cabinet on November 14, if Ministers approve it, with December 10 being mooted as a possible date for a parliamentary vote on the plan.

NFUS Brexit plan targets active farmers SCOTTISH farmers and crofters could see a move away from areabased payments to Active Farmed Hectares (AFH) under plans for a new agricultural policy put forward by NFU Scotland. NFUS head of policy Jonnie Hall told an event in Perth this week it would deliver better targeted support for Scottish farmers and see an end to so-called ‘slipper farming’. There would be no capping of payments in the NFUS proposals and Pillar one and Pillar two would become a thing of the past. Instead,

the level of farm activity would be assessed on a rolling historic basis using cropping and stocking data from the previous three years. There would be proportional top-ups for LFA regions at standard, fragile and very fragile levels and some coupled support. The system would see direct farm payments decrease over five years at the same time as opt-in innovation and environmental payment increased. Compulsory environmental measures would stay unchanged as a proportion of the payment package.

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NEWS MAINTAIN CONDITION DURING PREGNANCY The new cut-off date to age lambs will be implemented in time for June 2019.

New sheep splitting rules could save millions rJune 30 cut-off

date for ageing lambs By Alex Black SHEEP splitting rule changes could save the industry millions after Defra confirmed plans to use a fixed cut-off date of June 30 to age lambs instead of checking teeth, following lobbying from farming organisations. The new cut-off date will be implemented in time for June 2019, with the potential to save producers and the supply chain £24 million. NFU livestock board chairman Richard Findlay said the union, along with other organisations, had long been urging Government to implement a simpler and more accurate method to determine wheth-

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er a lamb was more than 12 months old and when the carcase needed to be split to remove the spinal cord. “We welcome the news of a cutoff date as it will mean no mouthing of sheep and no splitting of carcases, which can unnecessarily devalue carcases by as much as 40 per cent, before June 30. “This change will enable the industry to cease dentition checks entirely, providing a far more precise way to age lambs at the time of slaughter and potentially adding millions of pounds of value to the industry.”



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Certainty National Sheep Association chief executive Phil Stocker said it showed what could be achieved when the industry worked together, and the move would provide real certainty, allow finishers to plan and minimise the number of lambs needing to be split. “In theory there may be a risk of a final surge of lambs towards the end of June, but in practice the industry will have plenty of time to finish lambs and will be aware of the risks of leaving too many too late,” he said. “In addition, many of the larger abattoirs will make the switch to new season lamb well in advance of this end of June cut-off date.”

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NEWS CONFERENCE Brexit-proofing farm businesses was top of the agenda at the Northern Farming Conference at Hexham Auction Mart. Lauren Dean reports. ENVIRONMENTAL BIAS ON PAYMENTS MEANS FARMERS NEED TO PLAN AHEAD

Swaledale tups on Hill Top Farm, Malham.

Look to profit, not productivity for a successful future rCutting enterprise in

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FARMERS must not be afraid to change their farming systems and remember higher productivity was not necessarily the answer to greater profitability. North Yorkshire beef and sheep farmer Neil Heseltine, of Hill Top Farm, Malham, told how a decision to cut his 400-strong Swaledale enterprise in half enabled a bigger profit, virtually no use of concentrates and a reduced impact on the environment. The move stemmed from an analysis of the farm’s finances which

found although the sheep enterprise was contributing three times that of the cattle, when broken down the profit came to only £478 – about 15 pence per hour.

Conservation Mr Heseltine’s Belted Galloways were, however, ‘mooching around looking pretty and making the hills look pretty, doing their conservation job but actually making a financial contribution to the business’. The cattle lived outside all-yearround, needed little or no medical treatment and grew, at their own rate, to between four and five years old. Mr Heseltine said: “Probably the

most natural response would be to get rid of the sheep. But we feel it is important to use the hills to produce food – and it is the production of that food gives people a reason to be there. “The cattle were showing us the way forward, so we felt we needed to replicate the lessons learned from the cattle enterprise and apply them to the sheep. “And that was fundamentally to get the right breed in the right situation and allow them to exhibit their natural behaviour.” Hill Top Farm kept 200 Swaledales but instead changed the way they were farmed, lambing

Consumer trends bigger long-term threat than Brexit FARMERS were advised to turn their focus to the rising challenge of consumer trends and climate change instead of getting bogged down with Brexit. CLA policy director Allan Buckwell said: “If we avoid the worst things [such as no deal], Brexit is not such a big threat in the long run as climate change and consumer change. “A good deal of European agriculture is not in a safe operating space and the livestock sector is a big part of that. There are changes afoot that we have to get to grips with over 6 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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the next few decades. And I think those challenges in the long run will be bigger than Brexit.” Mr Buckwell’s sentiments were reiterated by AHDB chief strategy officer Tom Hind, who said no matter what happened in the course of the next few years and beyond, the customer and climate change should be kept ‘at the forefront of our minds’. He said: “How the customer landscape will change, how it will evolve, how it will influence what people buy and where from – and the market place that comes on the back

of that – will probably have a bigger impact on the future of the industry than anything else. “Secondly, it was telling that the Government’s Committee on Climate Change highlighted that while across the whole of the economy we are succeeding in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change, one sector increasingly stands out for not making as much progress as previously and that is agriculture and horticulture. “That is probably an area where the industry increasingly will be required to focus more of its attention.”

FARMERS were reminded ‘hope is not a strategy’ and they must not sit wishing things would go their way. HSBC head of agriculture Neil Wilson urged delegates to start thinking about alternative business structures as the Agriculture Bill hinted towards an environmental bias. Using a HSBC model statistic on a typical ‘middle-of-the-road’ uplands business in Wales, Mr Wilson said a farm with a 120cow suckler unit and 1,500 upland ewes would need at least a 5 per cent increase in subsidy post-2020, simply to survive.

Subsidy This business would have been £61,652 in debt without subsidy. Upland enterprises in Scotland and England could continue with a 38 and 33 per cent drop respectively, delegates heard.  “Hope is not a strategy in this,” Mr Wilson said. “Do not hope things will go your way. Start thinking about what you can do. We need to think about environmental bias to payments and that force of policy change. “In an upland farming situation, would you be more likely to think about being policydriven rather than marketdriven, and could that business change if trade goes against it? “This is all about thinking about scenarios for your own business.”

them later in the year which resulted in healthier sheep and a greater diversity of plants and wildlife on the farm. Since 2012, income from the sheep enterprise has halved – but profit over the last three years has been up about 60 per cent. The farm’s reliance on subsidy has also reduced from 70 per cent to 40 per cent. Mr Heseltine said: “Maximising production and maximising income is not necessarily the key driver to profitability. We feel we now have much more balance and therefore a more robust business which is more able to withstand the vagaries and the challenges of the farming life.”

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Reliability is one of the key factors when deciding what machine to buy. And that’s why, since ATVs were launched, Welsh hill farmer Gareth Wyn Jones has never swayed from Honda.


or over thirty years Gareth Wyn Jones and his family have been relying on Honda ATVs for the brunt of day-to-day work at Tyn Llwyfan in the Carneddau Mountains. “In the morning, there’s never the fear that the bike’s not going to start, or not be capable of doing the job that I set out to do, which for any piece of machinery is pretty rare,” explains Gareth. The family graze 3500 Welsh Mountain sheep on the common land of the mountain for six months of the year as part of a communal grazing system that has operated in the same way for centuries. Each sheep is identified with the farm’s mark and animals are split when they come off the mountain in preparation for lambing outdoors in the spring. The farm runs six Honda ATVs - five TRX420s and one TRX500. “We bought our first three-wheeler Honda in the early 80s. It was a great piece of kit and it revolutionised farming in these parts. As well as the Honda ATVs, Gareth has a Honda Pioneer utility vehicle. “We use it every day without fail, just as we would the quads. When it arrived, my 80-year-old father said: “What on earth do we need that for” in true Welsh hill farmer style,” Gareth jokes.

Because of its compact design and the fact that it’s a petrol, the Pioneer performs much as you would expect an ATV would, which is great on the sheep as you need to be able to turn tightly and quickly, explains Gareth. “Despite all the terrain and miles we cover, I haven’t managed to get it stuck yet. I hardly ever have it out of 2wd.”

“Now, he and we would really miss it. He can go out with the snacker and feed 500 sheep in less than an hour, which he simply wouldn’t be able to do on an ATV in that time. It’s loads easier to get on and off for gates. It’s important for him to be involved, and the Pioneer allows him to be.”

He’s also been impressed at how fuel efficient the Pioneer has been. “Because we run quads, we always have to have petrol around, and to be honest I’m not filling up the Pioneer any more so than any of the ATVs with smaller engines.”

The Pioneer is powered by a 675cc single-cylinder Honda engine and has a three-speed automatic transmission with three drive modes: 2wd, 4wd and 4wd Diff. “The engine braking on the Pioneer is secondto-none. On some of our slopes I just couldn’t be without it.”

The farm’s suckler herd of 300 cows and followers grazes land over the mountain from Tyn Llwyfan during the summer months. “In order to check these animals, I could go the road way which would take the whole morning, or I can take the Pioneer straight over the top of the mountain and down the other side, which takes about twenty minutes each way,” explains Gareth. The farm’s Pioneer is a four-seater, which allows Gareth to take extra help up the mountain if and when required. “When we move the cows back to the farm from the other side of the mountain, I take three guys and leave them at different points to help with the move, which I just wouldn’t be able to do with a quad and we can’t get a 4x4 vehicle over the mountain.”

Visit the Honda Engine Room to see the video and learn more about what Gareth gets up to on his farm.

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Sea eagle predation making sheep farming ‘impossible’ rAdult animals being

The sea eagle, of which there are already about 130 breeding pairs in the west of Scotland.

taken as well as lambs By Ewan Pate SHEEP predation by white-tailed sea eagles has risen to a level where it is now almost impossible for some farmers and crofters to maintain their flocks. There are now an estimated 130 breeding pairs of the giant raptors in the west of Scotland following species reintroduction 30 years ago, but the population is predicted to soar to 700 pairs by 2040. Not only are young lambs being killed, but adult sheep of up to 60kg are also now being taken.

Targets Skye crofter Alastair Culbertson said: “We can lamb in parks near the house to protect young lambs, but as soon as they are turned out on the open hill, they and their mother become targets. “These concerns have repeatedly been rejected by RSPB’s local representative at the Skye and Lochalsh Sea Eagle Stakeholder Group, which puts all livestock loss down to crofters’ ignorance and their failure to manage their livestock properly.  “Many crofters believe that at a local level, RSPB is a direct threat to them and that, at the national level, crofters’ concerns are nothing more than an irrelevant inconvenience.” Mr Cuthbertson has recently resigned from the stakeholder group.

He said there was no sea eagle management scheme, only a crofter management scheme, ‘designed

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solely to mitigate any adverse impacts crofters and their livestock might have on the expanding sea

eagle population and to further the livestock reduction and removal agenda being driven by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), RSPB and the other rewilding proponents’. He did credit SNH with acknowledging year-round predation, but said the body had failed to trial any of the non-lethal breeding control methods which stakeholders had proposed, such as nest site manipulation and control over the number of eggs fertilised. Responding to Mr Culbertson, a spokesperson for RSPB Scotland said: “A plan for resolving local concerns in some areas about sea eagle interactions with livestock has been developed by SNH and NFUS, and we are committed to working along with other partners to implement this programme.” SNH said it was committed to working with the wide range of expertise and experience represented on the various stakeholder groups. It said it was looking ‘to find ways to resolve the often complex, difficult issues surrounding sea eagle impacts on livestock’.

preventative measures to deter such predator attacks, such as the installation of electric fences, the use of guard dogs and the deployment of intervention units and experts on predators in problematic areas. It came as farmers in Kielder Forest, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders nervously awaited a decision which could see the reintroduction of Eurasian lynx into Kielder Forest. A list of protected species in the EU includes wolves, bears and wolverines and lynx.  Ruud Tombrock, executive director of the Humane Society International/ Europe, said it was critical farmers achieved coexistence with wolves and other large carnivores. But the National Sheep Associ-

ation (NSA) said while it would be welcome news for those in countries where these animals exist already, ‘it really shows the damage large carnivores cause our neighbours farming in other European countries’.

Forward A spokesperson said: “NSA is still very much against the introduction of the lynx. We do not see compensation as the correct way forward in the UK. “The welfare losses and damages cannot be justified when there is no need for the predators to be present in the first place. It also is not clear if this covers issues such as reduced conception rate and lamb losses due to stress, and how this would be implemented in terms of proving costs.”

BSE cohort animals were disease-free FOUR cattle culled at the farm at the centre of the BSE outbreak last month did not have the disease, tests have confirmed. The case followed the death of a five-year-old animal at

Boghead Farm, Lumsden in Aberdeenshire. Scottish Government said precautionary tests of three cohort animals and one offspring were negative and more tests were underway.

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The Countryside Alliance has called for a raft of changes to the way hare coursing offences are dealt with.

Government needs to get tougher on hare coursing rHarsher penalties

could deter criminals By Lauren Dean THE Government has been accused of ‘paying lip service’ to the problem of illegal hare coursing when it should instead be taking action. The Countryside Alliance (CA) made the claims as it published its action plan to overhaul a ‘substantial

weakness’ in existing law to instead create consistent seizure and forfeiture powers for all poaching offences, including dogs and vehicles. It followed figures within the latest National Rural Crime Survey which found 58 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with how police dealt with hare coursing incidents. In its five-point plan, the CA also proposed a move to amend the law to enable the police to recover kennelling costs from convicted persons; extend

the scope of criminal behavioural orders to enable courts to impose these over wider geographical areas and across police force areas; and to revise the sentencing guidelines and ensure magistrates understand the full gravity of the offence. Hare coursing prosecutions and convictions should be identifiable in crime statistics, ‘enabling a proper understanding of the scale of the problem and where resources need to be focused’, it said.

“There are a number of things the Government can do to assist police and courts in tackling the scourge of hare poaching in rural areas,” CA head of political James Legge said. “No-one should underestimate the terrible impact this criminality has on individuals and communities. “Our document sets out five clear actions the Government can take and we are calling for all other rural organisations, as well as the police, to come together with us to deliver the changes needed.” It came as Minister for Wildlife Crime Victoria Atkins agreed to listen to plans to stamp out the crime, following a meeting with the CLA and MPs in Westminster last month.

Dissatisfied CLA president Tim Breitmeyer said introducing specific sentences for hare coursing and helping police reclaim kennelling costs for dogs seized from offenders would help to deter criminals and make rural communities feel safer. He said: “Hare coursers are hardened criminals who make large sums of money as a result of black market gambling – and tough action is needed to stop them.”

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HOW to tackle a problem like bovine TB? It is a question successive governments have tried and failed to answer and, as time goes on, the cost to the farming industry and the taxpayer continues to mount. An emotive and highly contentious issue, it has been exacerbated by a fiercely fought battle between industry and wildlife campaigners, often with farmers left caught in the crossfire. And the politicisation of the debate, as highlighted in Sir Charles Godfray’s review of the Government’s 25-year strategy published this week, has actually deflected from the issue at large. A dangerous game when lives and livelihoods are being put at stake. It would be just as dangerous to demonise farmers and blame movements of cattle alone for the spread of bovine TB. Yes, cattle-to-cattle contact contributes to disease spread, but so too does badger-to-cattle contact. And now here, in black and white, another high-ranking, independent review has concluded ‘the presence of infected badgers does pose a threat


to local cattle herds’, making badger culling an essential part of any strategy. While parts of it may make uncomfortable reading, the document does provide a fair assessment of the current state of play. It does not tell us anything we do not already know, but serves to highlight the stumbling blocks and how they might be overcome. However, we must be careful not to increase the bureaucracy placed on farmers in the introduction of new governance and cattle controls. And while the impending launch of the new Livestock Information Service will help farmers make more informed decisions when trading cattle, it is by no means a silver bullet. We need a suite of measures, which includes cattle testing, cattle movement controls, on-farm biosecurity, vaccination and control of the disease reservoir in wildlife. Combine these together effectively and we may just catch up with our overseas counterparts and get a handle on this terrible disease.

Malcolm Smith, author of Ploughing a New Furrow: A Blueprint for Wildlife Friendly Farming

Brexit offers the perfect chance to put wildlife back into our countryside BREXIT is a once in a generation opportunity to design farm policies which support a British countryside far richer in wildlife than it is after half a century of the Common Agricultural Policy. But will Defra’s proposals do that? The phasing out of area payments and the reallocation of most of this cash to environmental land management (ELM) is badly needed and should usher in huge improvements for wildlife. But will ELM get the bulk of the £3 billion a year farmers in England get now as area payments? Or will some get siphoned off to the NHS or elsewhere? Does Defra intend scrapping the so-called greening payments – largely useless for wildlife – and adding that into ELM too? We need more clarity on budgets. 10 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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Removing area payments from hill farms runs the risk that a fall in land prices could see hill farmers selling out to large-scale sheep ranchers who have no interest in wildlife or in farm landscapes. I would retain the payments in the uplands, cap them at a sensible level, and add on ELM for public goods, including better habitat provision and lighter grazing to hold back heavy rain downwash on steep slopes. Researching my book, I met lots of farmers to see how they balanced food production with wildlife. Many were already in ELM-like schemes. I concluded ELM should be mandatory for all farms, not a suggestion likely to be popular with farmers or our four agriculture departments. But unless they are, we will end up with a pepper-pot effect, where

ELM could improve the variety of wildlife in our countryside.

one farm can be in ELM surrounded by farms which are not, much like the current stewardship schemes in some parts of the country. That is not good for wildlife. Species increasingly need to move if much of our wildlife is going to cope with climate warming. There are positive signals. Current schemes are too rigid, but Defra says ELM will be flexible.

And I welcome the proposal that ELM plans for each farm will be drawn up by contractors and the farmer in partnership. But organic produce needs more support – organic farming is proven to be better for wildlife – and we need a review of GM to see how modified crops might need less fertiliser and fewer wildlife-damaging pesticides. Brexit needs to re-establish faded farming ethic – land husbandry, not land exploitation. We will rarely get an opportunity like this to put the wildlife back into our farmed countryside, to support a farming industry producing quality food, but a countryside alive once again with ascending songs of skylarks, the haunting call of curlews and that air-filled buzz of a myriad of insects.

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Welsh TB battle I WAS saddened to see recent reports on new developments on the Welsh battle to stop the spread of bovine TB (bTB). A 75 per cent rise in the intermediate (edge) area; clearly all down to local bought-in cattle movements from Cheshire and Shropshire. None of the 13 badgers sampled had bTB. Some 60 herds have chronic TB, but that is simply due to a ‘hidden’ active spreader cow, which has become a non-reactor to the skin test. Embarrassingly, it cost £380,000 to find just seven bTB badgers out of 37 from two farms in 2017. Eric Howells’ chronic problem,



An estimated 4,000-strong crowd attended the dispersal of Keith Showering’s Sharcombe herd of British Friesians. The sale grossed more than £500,000 and bidding reached 32,000gns.

Narberth, Pembrokeshire (FG letters, November 2), removed 388 cattle over some 10 years. Interestingly, he said local badgers died out from an overdose of TB, as happened at the university farm at Gelli Aur. They found this culprit cow on depopulation. The simple and quick solution to such chronic herds is to use two new tests. The Animal and Plant Health Agency has now approved the use of actiphage. The test case Gatcomb herd went clear using actiphage and IDEXX Ab tests, the latter antibody test for late TB picked up the culprit cow, and actiphage rounded up new cases even with low levels of M.bovis. No badger cull is necessary and the herd is not reinfected by badgers.

It is a pity Defra is wasting probably another £30 million on a cull of 41,000 badgers this year. This money would be far better spent on urgent chronic herd testing. Martin Hancox, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Transportation ONE of our beef animals badly twisted its front leg and we were advised that if we housed it on soft bedding, it should improve. When it was heavy enough for slaughter, it was not putting all four feet to the ground and could, therefore, not be transported live. A slaughterhouse agreed to take it if

it was shot on-farm with a vet present and had the appropriate certificate for our own use. However, the vet told us it was not a ‘casualty’ and there was no need for that. A casualty has to have something wrong within 24 hours, not an ongoing issue. On arrival at the slaughterhouse, the vet would not accept the animal without a certificate and binned it. Many organisations have been looking into this case and there appears to be no provisions for such a scenario. One told us we could have dressed it ourselves in a barn on-farm which would have been the only way to use the meat, but there would have been no way of getting rid of the waste. John Gould, Gould and Son, Somerset.

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CATTLE prices are holding higher than last year, despite cooling over the past month, and are expected to rise as demand increases in the run-up to Christmas. Increased throughputs have weighed on the markets, with prices dipping, but they remained about 2.2p/kg above last year’s levels, and 4.1p/kg higher than the five-year average in the week

ending November 3, according to figures from AHDB. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) said these increased numbers were following seasonal trends, with the weekly kill reaching a seasonal peak in November. QMS head of economic services Stuart Ashworth said: “The weekly kill of prime cattle through August and September 2018 was lower than last year and despite some increase in the kill through October, supply levels are similar to last year. “However, the availability of primestock in the run-up to Christmas may prove to be better


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Concerns But AHDB analyst Amey Brassington highlighted industry reports which said concerns around winter fodder shortages had impacted the number of under-finished cattle being slaughtered, with prime cattle and heifer slaughter numbers up 4.9 per cent and 16.5 per cent, respectively, on the year. “Longer term, however, these premature slaughterings may result in shortages of good supermarket

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cattle in the coming weeks,” she said. For lamb, throughputs finally recorded some uplift during the week ended November 7, with liveweight prices rising 2.46p/kg to 169.57p/kg. But prices have fallen behind last year’s levels, although they were well above the five-year average. AHDB said auction market throughputs were still down 6 per cent on 2017, at 107,400-head, with estimated slaughterings also down 2 per cent year-on-year to 271,300head during the week ended November 3, despite showing a week-on-week increase.

CHEFS are being encouraged to incorporate mutton into their menus, as the sheep industry attempts to increase profitability for producers on the Isle of Skye. A Rural Innovation Support Service group will explore ways to market old season lamb at 12-24 months and mutton from animals over two years of age.

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cross-sector group is assessing the marketing potential. Facilitated by NFU Scotland, the stakeholder group will explore existing supply chain initiatives and look to develop pilot schemes for dairy cross beef.

Opportunities Both dairy cross and dairy-sired calves are potentially eligible to be marketed as Scotch Beef provided they meet the brand eligibility criteria. A group spokesperson said: “With the UK only 75 per cent self-sufficient in beef, the opportunities are there for both import substitution, as well as increasing exports.”

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Welsh farmers need to meet global demand rFarmers will be

supported after BPS By Alex Black WELSH red meat was a ‘global product’ and farmers needed to be able to provide what the market wants, to create a prosperous industry post-Brexit. Welsh farmers would receive the support they needed from new Government schemes after direct payments end, according to Welsh Rural affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths, speaking at the annual Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) conference at the Royal Welsh Showground last week (November 8). She said she had heard mutterings the ending of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) would mean there would be no support for Welsh

farmers, but this was ‘absolutely not the case’. Responding to a plea from a farmer in the audience to reconsider her stance on direct payments, Ms Griffiths emphasised it did not mean they would not receive the support.

Volatility She said people were saying to her privately they did not believe BPS was the best way to support farmers. “People are saying we need something around volatility,” she added. When asked why she seemed fixated on the 2019 to 2020 time period for ending payments, she said she was flexible, particularly after visiting New Zealand. “One thing they said was communities were absolutely torn apart [when subsidies were ended],”

Lesley Griffiths addressed the Hybu Cig Cymru conference.

she added. “The big lesson I came away with was we must have a transition period for this.” Grant Cochrane, former New Zealand farmer and Oritain technology firm chief executive, which

Red meat is ‘greener’ than people think Williams believed it was irresponsible to simply export environmental impact, and through collaboration and benchmarking producers could bring down their carbon footprint.

Efficiency Dr Williams said if the lamb sector could perform as well as the top 25 per cent, it could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent. “If you are carbon-efficient, you are usually energy- and inputefficient. Carbon efficiency and profit go hand-in-hand,” he said. HCC chairman Kevin Roberts said it was launching consumer

campaigns alongside the other UK levy bodies to talk about the benefits of red meat, and HCC would also be launching something on its environmental impact. “We have got a good story to tell. We are not challenged like some of the other sectors,” he said. “We produce good quality meat with a low carbon footprint. We are comfortable with our positioning on that.”

FARMERS and the rest of the red meat industry must not ‘stick their head in the sand’ on concerns about the environmental impact of red meat, as consumers were listening to negative reports. But Welsh red meat was greener than many people thought, with Dr Prysor Williams, Bangor University, highlighting the ‘facts’ banded about often came from ‘dubious sources’. He said ‘every kind of food’ had an environmental impact to produce, not just red meat, and not all production was the same, with grass-based meat able to have a lower impact. With much of Welsh farmland only suitable for growing grass, Dr




was working with HCC on a traceability scheme for PGI Welsh Lamb, echoed the need to learn lessons. He said the industry became very efficient when subsidies stopped but it was consumers, not farmers, who had benefited. “Because New Zealand was focused on productivity and efficiency, we have created a commodity,” he said.

Prosperous Ms Griffiths also emphasised the plans were based on ensuring Welsh farm businesses were resilient, sustainable and prosperous after Brexit and she urged farmers to act now if their businesses were not in a position to respond quickly to what a shifting global market required. “It is no longer enough to simply produce and hope the market will take it. We must produce what the market wants, at the time it wants and at a price the consumer is prepared to pay,” she said.

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Nitrogen fertiliser stocks tight rEarly 2019 forage

production forecast STOCKS of urea fertiliser are expected to remain tight, with demand likely to be higher than last year from now until spring. One of the largest cargoes of urea fertiliser to arrive in the UK this season has been unloaded at ABP’s Port of Immingham, aboard the MV Montrose originating from Egypt. Calum Findlay, fertiliser manager at Gleadell, the merchant which imported the 26,000-tonne shipment, said although the market was

Price drop for Meadow Foods MEADOW Foods has announced a 1ppl price drop from December 1, taking its standard A litre price to 28.5ppl. The dairy said it was responding to continued pressure within the dairy markets which had ‘significantly weakened in the UK over the last three months’. It was also hosting a series of meetings with producers in November, giving a full round-up of the market and developments at the company, including a new sustainability programme.

First Milk holds FIRST Milk has announced it will hold its liquid standard litre price at 28.5ppl in December, with the manufacturing standard litre price at 29.47ppl. Vice chairman and farmer director Jim Baird said the commodity markets had weakened significantly, but its underlying business performance remained ‘in line with our plans’ allowing a price hold, and it would be aiming to provide as much milk price stability to members as it could. 14 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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running behind last year, autumn arable plantings were forecast to be at, or above, last year’s levels. “This, together with a likely increased focus on early forage production following the 2018 summer drought, means demand from now into spring 2019 is likely to be higher than last year.” He said on-farm interest was increasing, while importers were finding it difficult to buy at competitive levels due to a firm global market. This market was driven by stricter environmental legislation in China, firm Asian demand and rising prices in Brazil. Mr Findlay added: “There appears to be enough support for global pricing to keep edging higher and there are no signs of any downward pressure until at least the second quarter of 2019 and beyond.”

A huge shipment of urea fertiliser was unloaded to anticipate a rise in UK demand.

Rural landlords face energy efficiency costs RURAL businesses letting residential property have been urged to budget for the introduction of new rules which require them to spend £3,500 per property on energy efficiency upgrades. The introduction of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) regulations on April 1 prevented

landlords granting a lease to new or existing tenants on properties with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) below an E. However, there was an exemption if the landlord could prove improvements could not be funded by a third party. But Strutt and Parker warned the

Dairy Crest under fire over smell DAIRY Crest has said it is working on reducing the environmental impact of its Davidstow creamery after locals reported a ‘fishy smell’ coming from the facility’s waste water treatment plant.

Investment A spokesperson said the work was a core part of its £85m investment in Davidstow, North Cornwall, and it planned to deliver major improvements in water usage and energy resilience. “We are working closely with the Environment Agency [EA] to

address concerns that have been raised and recent improvements at the waste water treatment plant are already starting to make a real difference,” said the spokesperson. “We will continue to consult with the EA and the local community to ensure we are addressing their concerns. Davidstow is central to our business and Dairy Crest is committed to playing a positive role in the community as an employer, as a customer of local farmers and as a good neighbour.” Residents said they were being kept awake at night by the smell.

‘no cost to the landlord’ provision will now be removed, making landowners liable for a financial contribution capped at £3,500. The change is expected in early 2019. Strutt and Parker said it would hit rural landlords which let older properties, which were harder to bring up to standard. If a property cannot be improved to an E grade for £3,500 or less, landlords should be able to apply for a new ‘high cost’ exemption. However, it is understood landlords will still be required to carry out works up to the cap.

Focus onTaiwan EXPORTERS and pork processors from the UK have spent a week visiting retailers and importers in Taiwan, following the December announcement Taiwan had granted access for UK pork for the first time. The trip was organised by AHDB, with eight UK delegates visiting Taipei.

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Argentina to build its global presence

rCurrency devaluation

has hampered sector By Alex Black

DESPITE current economic turmoil and unprecedented currency volatility, Argentina will remain a major player in the global agricultural market place going forward. According to Dutch multinational Rabobank, the current turmoil should serve as a reminder Argentina remained an economy in transition. While inflation was expected to remain high in the short-term, a revised agreement with the International Monetary Fund and other measures were aiming to bolster confidence and stabilise the economy.

Competitive Argentine farmers have been the most competitive in the global market. Despite recent changes in export taxes policy, Rabobank expected Argentina to continue to be very efficient and expected further expansion in soybean acreage through the next decade. The crushing sector was also expected to maintain its relevance to global trade, with its good loca-

Argentina expects more expansion in soybean acreage over the next decade.

tion to producing areas and the ports creating a competitive advantage in the world markets. Rabobank analyst Victor Ikeda said: “For corn, while acreage may be flat, with an important role in the crop rotation system, yield gains are expected to push local production in the coming years, which should be absorbed by increasing demand from the animal protein industry.” With growing production and

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almost flat domestic demand, Argentina was expected to gradually boost its presence on the international beef market, with exports expected to reach about 800,000 tonnes by 2027. “For the poultry and pork sectors, the scenario was still challenging,” Mr Ikeda said. “However, it is important to mention that, structurally, Argentina has an important advantage as a leading producer of feedstuff which, in turn,

is likely translate into opportunities for the sector in the long-term.” However, there were still risk factors from the political situation. If the fiscal adjustments made did not create enough market confidence to stabilise the economy, devaluation of currency could continue, impacting inflation. There were also threats to exports if a new government next year returned to populist decisions.


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orthern Ireland’s iconic landscape would look very different without the families who have carved out the landscape with their sheep for generations. And if the public wants Northern Ireland’s countryside to remain the way it does, upland farming needs to be supported across the country. The scenic hills and farms which maintain them boost the tourism sector, with people travelling from around the globe to see the Northern Irish countryside. And the uplands also plays a vital role in the red meat sector, the single biggest part of Northern Ireland’s agricultural industry. Ballygally sheep farmer Campbell Tweed highlighted the importance of these farms producing breeding stock, store lambs and, in his case, finishing them. “The problem is we can be both physically and financially vulnerable,” he said. Thomas Gibson, farming Blackface ewes and Belted Galloway cattle at 274 metres (900 feet) above sea level in Ballymena, highlighted the importance of lamb farming in the area. “There are a lot of people involved,” he said. “There are the farmers and farmworkers and then the contractors and agricultural merchants. That is a lot of jobs.” But Mr Gibson said the uplands faced hardships those lower down did not, most notably harsher effects from the weather which

We cannot neglect our core European market CAMPBELL TWEED

meant they had to have ‘the right breeds’ and extra feed. “We have a lot of snow and there is no snow lower down. We can lose sheep in snowdrifts,” he said. “Winter starts a month earlier and lasts an extra month.”

Traditional methods These farms were also keeping traditional farming methods and sheep breeds alive. Mr Gibson’s grandfather had been farming in the same area with sheep and Belted Galloway cattle and he had come full circle. All the farms in the area were hill farms and while there were some younger people such as himself coming through, many of the farmers had nobody following on. “There will be fewer in the future, definitely,” he said. Swaledale breeder John Blaney said the methods he used today had

changed very little from when his father bought the farm in 1957. Before this, the family were tenants on the farm, with Mr Blaney the fourth generation to farm in the hills in Cushendall. Mr Blaney’s brother and cousins also farm nearby and the passion the family has for what they do is showcased all around the house. Visitors are greeted at the door by a Swaledale shaped rug made of wool, with ornaments and pictures of the sheep decorating the house. Mr Blaney has seen many changes during his farming life, with many farmers now also working off-farm to earn a decent wage. Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs figures showed 33 per cent of all farms now had off-farm income streams. “There is not a good enough income from hill farming. In fact,

without EU subsidies farmers would not be farming,” he added. He said farmers were getting about the same price for lambs as they had 30 years ago, but costs had rocketed.


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THOMAS Blaney said one major problem with support for the uplands was people in cities becoming less engaged with food. “Those in Government and maybe Westminster in particular have never gone out and done a day’s work outside politics. They have no idea how ordinary people live,” he said. “They certainly have no idea how farmers live and work and how dependent these rural communities are on a farming community.” Mr Gibson also felt Westminster cared little about farmers. “They definitely do not care about

farmers [on] the other side of the water and maybe up in the Highlands of Scotland. We are just so far away.” There have been calls from environmental campaigners to rewild the uplands, but the farmers FG spoke to stated farms which had been abandoned did not necessarily have the outcome these campaigners envisaged. Campbell Tweed said it was an ‘interesting idea but totally impractical’. “It is just a debating point.” Thomas Gibson was keen to ensure his farm was sustainable,

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UPLAND FARMING Ireland where many farmers believe the uncertainty farming systems.

to maintain landscape Thomas Gibson says the viability of livestock farming in the hills is important to whole communities, and not just farmers.

ENVIRONMENT GOALS HITTING PRODUCTION CAMPBELL Tweed said since he had started farming, there were now fewer people in agriculture and agri-environment schemes were making a lot of farms less productive. “The environment has not necessarily been advanced. In a lot of cases I would say it has not improved at all,” he said. While the link between farming and the environment was clear, so too was the connection between upland and lowland units, with both dependent on each other. Stock was also sent south of the border and elsewhere in the UK. Mr Gibson said he sold all his store lambs to lowland farms and the family also had another farm lower down which was slightly less traditional.


And now people did not want to farm land unless they could get a vehicle, such as a quad, up there rather than walk the hills, particularly with farms getting larger.

using agroforestry and wind turbines to offset his carbon footprint, adding hill sheep and cattle were ‘quite environmentallyfriendly’ and low input. “People do not want factory farming,” he said.

Image “They are quite happy to go in and buy a chicken which has been raised with thousands of others, but if they want this lamb off nice green hills and that image in their head, they need hill farmers.” Looking to the future, Mr Blaney

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He had recently invested in a quad and a drone and he hoped technology could improve access to the most remote areas and help farmers, particularly in bad weather.

was hoping one day his granddaughters would follow in his footsteps. “I have four granddaughters and they all help at lambing. At the moment they are interested, so hopefully at least one of them will continue,” he said. Mr Gibson was also keen for his young family to still be farming in the uplands. “It would be nice if they stayed traditional, if they were not all planted with trees and it would be nice if we still had good Government support.”

And while hill farms were keeping traditional breeds and techniques alive, they were not opposed to change, with internet availability the biggest barrier to using new technology.

Scotland can be seen across the sea from Mr Blaney and Mr Tweed’s farms, and Mr Blaney bought new bloodlines for his sheep in northern England as well as having buyers across the island of Ireland and France. Brexit meant many farmers were unsure whether this market would still be open to them. And the uncertainty meant they were struggling to make any plans. “The Government knows nothing. We have no Government,” Mr Gibson said. Mr Tweed agreed there was too much uncertainty. “Lamb and mutton in Australia and New Zealand has never been better. This suggests world markets are quite buoyant,” he said. “The problem we might have is accessing those kinds of markets. We cannot neglect our core European market.”


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Artisan postboxes and signs For a truly personal and thoughtful Christmas gift, the beautiful range of postboxes, farm signs and house signs from Artisan are an ideal choice. Handcrafted from heavy-duty cast aluminium by Artisans, Northamptonshire, and with a wide choice of sizes, colours and optional motifs, you can choose a gift that is as simply elegant or as personal as you wish. Signs from £95; postboxes from £325. Built-into wall, freestanding and large capacity postboxes available. Please call for a brochure or browse the website for more inspiration. 01327 351 561

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Glass stag/duck head decanter Farm Toys Online Get your Christmas shopping started early with Farm Toys Online’s one-stop shop, selling fun, top quality farm toys. Whether you are buying for your farm-crazy children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren or friends’ kids, you will be sure to find something they will love. Brands include Britains, Bruder, Siku, Brushwood and Breyer. Order before December 17 and get 10 per cent off using voucher code FG10. Pictured above is a Siku Claas Xerion 5000 Tractor, priced at £24.95.

This stylish decanter is inspired by the great British countryside and designed and produced in the UK. This wonderfully detailed, silver plated stag or duck head sits as a stopper on this elegant 75cl decanter. The stopper, with several rubber rings, produces an airtight seal, perfect for holding whiskey, wine, port or spirits. Available at Rufford’s Country Store, it is priced at £55 and measures 285mm by 90mm. 01995 640 790

Kate Simpson fine art

Easy Petrol Post Driver Give the gift of time this Christmas with an Easy Petrol Post Driver. Lengthy manual methods of knocking in posts are being rapidly replaced by this innovative approach. Designed to drive posts up to 100mm (4in) in diameter, with a large selection of adapters to suit your needs, these machines have been a revolution to the fencing industry. Introduced to the UK in 2011 by family-run Sheffield-based business Spa Landscaping, the Easy Petrol Post Driver is manufactured with Australian engineering and comes complete with a powerful Honda 4-stroke engine. This ensures a high-quality performance throughout. Prices start from £1,525 plus VAT, including a strong box and a one-litre fuel can. All orders placed quoting the FG Christmas Gift Guide will receive a free service kit (worth £38) and additional free shipping. 01142 699 119

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The breathtaking backdrop of Northumberland’s unspoilt country inspired Kate to paint the unique animals which inhabit England’s border county. The region influenced her work and attracted buyers from all over the world. Kate uses a mixture of natural and abstract colours to capture the essence of her subjects and her eye for detail is complemented by her bold, confident style. Kate has turned her talent to capturing the character of animals living and working on-farm. Her take on livestock and domestic animals, even pets, has made Kate’s work collectable.

Outback Outfitters Based in the heart of the beautiful West Wales countryside, Outback Outfitters is set amid rolling hills and yet only a few miles from the renowned Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron. It is a family-run business with more than 50 years’ experience in the clothing retail industry. Outback Outfitters offers workwear and footwear for adults and children and currently stocks a wide range of Australian footwear products, including RedBack boots. 07809 380 589

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SECTION SECOND BROW FARMHERE PROFILE Edited by Emily Ashworth – 01772 799 473 –

As the festive season approaches, it is all hands on deck for Jade Stock, who has built up her turkey business from scratch. Kate Chapman reports.

Turkey venture turns into a


hat started out as a hobby rearing 10 turkeys has grown into a successful family business for Jade Stock, who now raises about 200 slow grown birds for the festive season. Out and About Poultry started in 2012 after Jade, 33, had a chance conversation with someone about poultry. Having recently moved to a small farm in Herefordshire with her husband James, she decided to give it a go and is now rearing 120 bronze turkeys and 60 geese. While the farm extends to about 36 hectares (90 acres) in total, the birds are currently reared at home

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on 3ha (seven acres), while the rest of the land is rented out to a local farmer. But how they are reared, says Jade, is in line with some of the best producers in the country. “We rear and prepare all our birds on-site to the highest standards as we believe happy birds make tasty birds,” says Jade. “A combination of higher welfare standards, traditional farming methods, diet and having game hung for up to 10 days ensures our turkeys have a superior texture and depth of flavour rivalling others. “Those are the most important things to me – the welfare of our birds and ensuring our end product is of the highest quality.” Initially Jade ordered just 10

birds from a local hatchery and went on to sell them all, making a small profit. But her product’s popularity grew and, by 2016, she had raised and sold 155 and has added 60 geese in to the mix. Jade does most of the work herself, helped by her children and a couple of friends who come in to pluck and dress the birds. But a couple of years ago, she began to employ four seasonal workers to help with the increased workload.

Changes Jade spends January assessing what worked the previous year and what changes, if any, are required. “I’m still fairly new to this, but want to grow,” she says.

“Ideally, I’d like to double numbers up for next year, but I’m taking things slowly as I’ve seen other people go too big too soon and then lose the business.” Day-old turkey poults arrive in the last week of June and spend five weeks under heat before being moved to a bigger shed where they stay until they begin ranging at eight weeks old. “It becomes a bit more straightforward then,” says Jade. “We have the barn doors opened up in the day, so they can range outside and then they come in at night. “The turkeys go out from eight weeks old until the second week in December. They’re fed a

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HEREFORDSHIRE FARM PROFILE Fact file ■ Out and About Poultry launched in 2012 ■ 120 bronze turkeys via Kelly Bronze supplier ■ Birds range in weight from 9lb to 50lb ■ All turkeys are slaughtered on-site two weeks before Christmas Day

Jade Stock is rearing 120 turkeys, but hopes for between 500 and 1,000 in the future.

o a flourishing family firm based diet, part of a phased plan, which is additive-free and natural, and that comes from a local supplier. “They also frequently dine on apples, damsons, plums and pears from our orchard and we believe this is the secret to their superior flavour.”

Flavour Slaughtering is done on-site twoweeks before Christmas and one at a time so there is no stress for the birds, and processing, which involves gutting and dressing, begins from December 20. The meat is hung to tenderise it and give it a deeper flavour, although Jade accepts not everyone likes this and a few birds are slaughtered slightly later.

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“Our target market is families in the surrounding area and we produce birds from 9lb to 50lb to appeal to everyone,” she says. “Previously we priced by the kilo but the level of work involved with that is quite high and inevitably someone ends up unhappy as they have too much or little. “This year we have set the prices of our birds so for example, a 6kg bird will cost you £66.35.” Her birds all must be matured to a minimum of 20 weeks. By allowing them to reach full maturity, they put down their own internal layer of fat, which means

Poults arrive a day old and begin ranging at eight weeks old.

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FARM PROFILE HEREFORDSHIRE I love knowing my birds are a big part of people’s Christmas celebrations. It’s exciting and I’m really passionate about it

The turkeys are fed a cerealbased diet free from additives.

JADE STOCK when cooking them, they don’t dry out and there’s no need to baste. Although the business now has a firm customer base and sells to a local restaurant, it has not been a completely smooth ride. A couple of years ago, come October, Jade still had 80 birds to sell. “I had to go out and sell which is something I hadn’t done before,” she says. “I got involved in local farmers’ markets and food festivals, created leaflets which were put up on notice boards and things went mental. We sold out within three weeks.

Reputation “People were excited about what we were doing and said, ‘How did we not know you were here?’ “Now we have lots of people wanting to buy from us again. I’m fairly confident in saying we’re sold out this year.” Having now built up a good reputation, Jade is looking to increase in size, with a view to hand over to their children one day. “We’re known for quality birds that look and taste good,” she says. “They all go out with a set of herbs and cooking instructions and we want to keep those standards.

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“Ideally, if we can purchase more land locally and get around 500 to 1,000 birds we could see a good return. “We have other ideas too. It would be good to have a farm shop, but we’re taking it year by year and want to build it to a point where we can hand it over to our children.” Jade estimates she has invested about £10,000 into the venture, which includes large, walk-in chillers and fridges to hang the birds in, installed a drinking system and bought heat lamps, feeders and drinkers. She has also gained Golden Turkey accreditation from the

Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association – a group of independent family-run farms across the UK who supply fresh, traditional turkeys specifically for Christmas. Its quality assurance sets the standard for the very finest quality Christmas turkeys. But there have been unseen obstacles, such as an outbreak of avian flu, requiring all birds to be shut in. To do so to free-range birds was difficult but, in the end, Jade’s were only brought in for a couple of days before slaughter. Aside from that, the main health issue to keep a watchful eye out for is blackhead – a disease capable of

decimating flocks, which can be passed on by chickens. Thankfully it is something Jade has never encountered and she puts this down to her following strict procedures and good hygiene practices. “We’re religious with things like boots and hands being washed before entering sheds,” she says.

Biosecurity “But you have to put it in to context. Each bird amounts to more than £50 when sold, so that’s £8,000 sitting in my sheds. “You have to be really careful with biosecurity, even though I am just a small operation. “The birds picking up a disease could wipe out my entire flock and leave lots of people without a Christmas dinner.” Her turkey venture has been quite a change in career, but one Jade certainly does not regret. “Before moving I was in finance and I never thought I would love farming as much as I do,” she says. “Being a British producer and producing a premium product makes me very proud. “When people come and collect their birds, they want to talk to you. I love knowing my birds are a big part of people’s Christmas celebrations. It’s exciting and I’m really passionate about it.” MORE ONLINE To find out more and read Jade’s blog, visit

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A six-page Farmers Guardian special on what is happening at CropTec this year.

CropTec 2018 preview


Essential information

he CropTec Show’s theme of promoting technical excellence to help farmers drive down costs of production will be at the fore of the event’s seminar programme this year. The programme covers four key areas – crop establishment, crop nutrition, crop protection and crop breeding – examining some of the most important and promising science, research and technology to help growers remain profitable in the years ahead. Soil health, novel nutrients and biostimulants, crop protection postBrexit, biological control of diseases and pests, pest and weed resistance and designing future wheats are some of the topics to be discussed.

n When: Wednesday, November 28, and Thursday, November 29 n Where: East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE n Opening hours: 8.30am-4.30pm both days n Tickets: Book in advance to obtain free entry to The CropTec Show. Entry on the day costs £15. Tickets include free parking and a show guide n More information: Visit for tickets. Follow CropTec show news on Twitter @CropTecShow and via the CropTec Show blog at news-and-blog/

Challenges New for this year is a panel session including four well-known growers who will discuss various approaches to crop establishment against the background of the past, very difficult season. The CropTec Show development director Stephen Howe says: “This past year highlights the increasingly unpredictability of the seasons and the challenges we face in achieving all-important yields and quality, to help us compete effectively. “UK farmers are also competing with increasing environmental

CPD points VISITORS to the show will be able to collect up to six BASIS and six NRoSO points at the event.

constraints, political uncertainties and the big unknown that is Brexit. “CropTec 2018 will provide the ideal platform to help the arable sector plan for a secure long-term future, whatever our climate or politicians throw at them.”

WHAT’S ON OFFER? Seminar programme: Each of The CropTec Show’s extensivelyresearched seminar sessions bring together practical knowhow, science, research and new technology designed to help growers remain profitable. Exhibition: More than 170 companies, covering a wide range of business advice, new tech, agronomy know-how and tools will be at The CropTec Show 2018 and will be based in the main halls at the East of England Showground. Soil compaction area: This new area will highlight new technology available in tyres, featuring demonstrations from Michelin. Sandbeds will highlight the differences in ground contact, footprint and soil compaction based on different tyre patterns

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and pressures. Michelin will also be showcasing its brand new Roadbib Tyre, specifically developed for tractors that spend more time on the road, than in the field. Sprayer demonstration: The CropTec Show’s sprayer demonstration area gives visitors an exclusive opportunity to test drive and experience on a one-to-one basis the latest sprayers in the market from leading manufacturers. Simply visit each of the manufacturers’ stands in the exhibition hall to arrange a test drive. Knowledge hubs: There will be five specialist hubs at this year’s event: biosolutions, black-grass, spraying technology, cereal diseases, OSR establishment. NOVEMBER 16 2018 | 23

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Borders farm manager David Fuller has been involved in trials with new fungicide Inatreq.


Variable climate creates Inatreq yields intrigue


avid Fuller, farm manager at McGregor Farms at Coldstream in the Scottish Borders, is one of just five UK growers to have tried Corteva’s pipeline cereals fungicide, Inatreq. He is responsible for the agronomy across the whole business and has been taking part in one-hectare field trials of the pipeline cereal fungicide for the past two years. Farming close to 3,200ha of owned and contracted land across 14 farms, he was keen to see how the new chemistry performs against his farm standard. He describes the climate in the Borders as ‘variable’ which often leads to short application windows for his team to cover the acreage with, in most years, four sprays to counter disease. “Our number one threat is septoria,” he says, “and, given the time we have available to get across the land, reliability is the key for us.” Variable is an apt description of the conditions he has encountered during his two-year Inatreq experience. In 2017 an extremely dry period preceded the T2 application, with

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just 40mm of rain falling in April and May – half the farm’s average rainfall for that period. The KWS Siskin was drilled in a wet autumn and followed by a mild winter, ramping up septoria pressure before prolonged sunshine suppressed the threat.   “Our observation was that the Inatreq plot stayed greener for longer and appeared more golden at

Our observation was that the Inatreq plot stayed greener for longer and appeared more golden at harvest compared to the farm standard DAVID FULLER

harvest compared to the farm standard,” says Mr Fuller. There was hardly anything separating the two when the combine went through, with the trial yielding 12.07 tonnes/ha. “We learned that the product worked, but it was a low-pressure year so we were keen to try it again.” Drought stress was more of a concern than wet weather when Mr Fuller tried Inatreq this year in a hectare of Grafton. 

Spray programmes A cold, wet winter and spring pushed spray programmes back and the Inatreq application took place in the last week of May. “With a wet March and April we thought we would have a difficult season but, with no rain for over three weeks, disease pressure really dropped off again,” Mr Fuller says. The late application season turned into a remarkable harvest which started 20 days earlier than normal. “That meant a very short period for crops to fill with grain leading to average yields,” he adds. But this year the Inatreq plot yielded considerably more than the farm standard at 12.6t/ha against the

Corteva is headline sponsor at The CropTec Show 2018 UK and Ireland country leader for Corteva Agriscience Adrian Gough says: “CropTec will be the first opportunity many farmers and advisers have to see the Corteva brand, but our heritage companies have been leaders in crop protection and seed for well over a century.” Corteva is the result of a merger which harnesses the heritage of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Crop Protection and DuPont Pioneer. The $130 billion (£98bn) global seed and crop protection business is scheduled formally to spin off into its new identity in June 2019, but Corteva has chosen this year’s CropTec Show to explain to farmers who it is and what it stands for.

11.2t/ha recorded on a parallel tramline. Mr Fuller says he is keen to see Inatreq in a high disease pressure year to see what it is capable of. “We have seen the slow decline of triazoles and strobilurins come and go – now we are hearing about pressure on SDHIs. “Inatreq will have to prove itself like any of the investments we make in crop protection but we are excited about the prospect of having a new fungicide to use.”

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InVigor hybrids accounted for almost 60 per cent of the Canadian canola market in 2018.

An excellent addition to management toolbox


nVigor was introduced to Canada 22 years ago and has secured a place as one of the top-performing brands, says Blaine Woychesin, BASF’s crop manager for canola (oilseed rape) in Canada. “Our market share this year was over 57 per cent. High yields and stability are critical, but increasingly traits are driving the brand,” he says. Canola is the most important crop in the prairies, accounting for more than nine million hectares, thanks to its high returns. However, it can be a risky crop to grow. “Climate swings can be pretty dramatic on the prairies,” says Mr Woychesin. “Canola crops have to cope with high winds and heavy rain and early winters, as this year, are a further hazard. “Only 16 per cent of Alberta’s canola crop had been cut by the end of September.

“Harvest can be delayed for weeks and yield, quality and crops can be lost.” Almost the entire national crop used to be swathed to reduce the risk of devastating pod shatter. That in itself reduces yield potential, and left the crop at further risk if the weather turned wet, windy or snowy. “Now, thanks to pod shatter resistance [PSR], almost 30 per cent of the crop is straight [direct] cut compared with 10 per cent five years ago,” says Mr Woychesin.

Harvesting “It takes the risk out of harvesting, enables more manageable desiccation and means the crop can be left safer, for longer. “In two years of trials at 38 sites, InVigor L223P, Canada’s leading PSR hybrid, yielded 5.4 per cent more when straight cut than swathed. “Straight cutting also saves money

– swathing can cost up to Can$13/ acre [£18/ha]. BASF predicts over 50 per cent of the entire canola crop will be straight cut by 2020.” InVigor has become a key part of the farming strategy at Hebert Grain Ventures, a progressive agricultural enterprise based in Fairlight, in the far south east corner of Saskatchewan. Managing partner Kristjan Hebert grows 2,830ha of spring-sown canola on the area’s black soils. Malting barley, rye, spring wheat and peas play a supporting role on the remainder. Most of the canola consists of spring-sown InVigor, which is well suited to the harsh environment. For five months of the year the area can be in deep freeze, while summers are short, but often very hot. Good vigour is key, says Mr Hebert, who has been growing InVigor hybrids for two decades. “We have a short season – we aim

BASF’s hybrid oilseed rape brand, InVigor is sponsoring the crop breeding seminar at The CropTec Show.

INVIGOR is a global leader in research, development and production of new trait technologies for oilseed rape hybrids. Through ongoing investment in technology, relentless innovation and the highest quality control systems, we remain dedicated to delivering varieties which help growers meet the challenges of growing OSR. The seminar programme will explore how the expansion of hybrids and end-use traits has revolutionised the UK market over the last 10 years, as well as what the next big developments in wheat and oilseed rape are expected to be.

to have canola planted in the first two weeks of May once soils have warmed sufficiently, and harvest it in the first two weeks of September. “InVigor’s pod shatter reduction has been an excellent addition to our management toolbox. We straight cut approximately 60 per cent of our canola acres, which helps with labour and machine management. “This allows us to better manage our team, equipment, and logistics. It also removes the risk of swathing too early, which is detrimental to yield.”




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Phenoxies’ role in resistance management


ith resistance to sulphonylureas appearing in weeds such as poppies and chickweed, it is important not to let this situation drift, says consultant Keith Norman (until recently technical director at Velcourt). “We need to look at supporting chemistry to sulphonylureas. We

need phenoxies, which are cheap and effective,” he says. However, the phenoxy herbicides are quite specific in the spectrum of weeds they control and it is important for growers to double check what is covered by each of the options, adds Mr Norman. With Clearfield oilseed rape varieties becoming a larger part of the market, there is also a need for al-

ternatives to sulphonylureas in this situation, to keep weed resistance in check, says Mr Norman. “We need non-sulphonylurea options and phenoxies might fit this job.” Phenoxies are flexible in terms of timing and can be a good, inexpensive fall-back position, he adds. “When crops are actively growing, temperatures increasing and weeds are not looking controlled, there is usually time with phenoxies to come in and intervene. They have been tried and tested for years.”

Nufarm is sponsoring the crop protection seminar at The CropTec Show 2018 ARE you familiar with phenoxies? While they have a proven history, you might be surprised by some of their unique qualities. Phenoxies is used as a group term for several herbicides that replicate the effect of plant growth hormones named auxins. The mode of action replicates a plant’s natural growth system, so phenoxies are not as affected by resistance issues in broad-leaved weeds. Nufarm has prided itself on its production of phenoxies over the years and operates the largest flexible phenoxy production site in the world, right here in the UK. With resistance management being an important factor in today’s agricultural climate, phenoxies are well suited to helping agronomists and growers manage resistance issues.

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IN recent years, James Walgate, who farms at Hall Farm, Cuxwold, Lincolnshire, has introduced biostimulants into his agronomy programmes. Mr Walgate says: “We are using biostimulants to optimise the growth of crops presently compromised by a deterioration in soil health. “Our emphasis is on improving root growth and development, enabling roots to scavenge for nutrients and water more efficiently.” Biostimulants have also been linked to minimising the effects of stress, such as drought and waterlogging, on crop performance “If plant health is optimised, plants are better equipped to cope with pest and disease attacks. And as we experience extreme weather events on a more regular basis, such as this year’s drought, building resilience into our crops can only be beneficial.” James Walgate

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Yara is sponsoring the crop nutrition seminar at The CropTec Show

WITH many situations out of growers’ immediate control, such as Brexit and climate change, now is an important time to take stock of what can be controlled. At Yara we believe there are a number of ways we can aid a healthy return on investment. We are delighted to be part of The Croptec Show 2018 and look forward to helping visitors to the show take control of their crops to ensure the best possible return.

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elping farmers stay competitive in a global market, CropTec’s seminars are always popular. Here is a taster of what is on offer at this year’s event.

Crop Establishment Sponsored by Horsch and Certis UK ■ Session chair: Brian Barker, AHDB Strategic Farm East host farmer, Suffolk ■ Measuring, managing and improving soil health Stephan Haefele, systems agronomist, Rothamsted Research ■ Testing times for crop establishment: What might I do differently? Panel to include: Rothamsted’s Stephan Haefele, Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Ward, Cambridgeshire farmer Russell McKenzie and Norfolk farmer Adrian Whitehead

Exhibitor list FOR a full list of exhibitors at this year’s CropTec Show, visit

Seminars hit hot topics OPENING PRESENTATION BY HEADLINE SPONSOR CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE Setting the scene for profitability ■ Adrian Gough, UK country leader for Corteva Agriscience, will give his perspective on the role crop protection product manufacturers

Crop Nutrition Sponsored by Yara ■ Session chair: Mark Tucker, Yara agronomy and business development manager, UK and Ireland ■ Managing potash and sulphur Natalie Woods, Yara arable agronomist, UK and Ireland ■ Managing digestate: What is its true value and how to use it? John Williams, principal soil scientist, ADAS Boxworth ■ Biostimulants and their role in crop nutrition Antonis Angeletakis, business development manager, biostimulants, Yara UK

will play in helping UK farmers achieve profitable production Combinable crops’ prospects ■ What might the future hold for UK farming following publication of

Crop Protection Sponsored by Nufarm ■ Session chair: Guy Smith, NFU deputy president ■ Crop protection post Brexit Chris Hartfield, senior regulatory affairs adviser, NFU ■ Biological solutions for disease and pest control Day 1: Rob Edwards, head of Environmental Sciences School, University of Newcastle Day 2: Roma Gwynn, director, Biorational ■ Preventing weed and disease resistance Paul Neve, weed biologist, Rothamsted Research

the Ag Bill, which outlines the Government’s intentions for future domestic agricultural policy? ■ Speaker: Jack Watts, NFU chief combinable crops adviser

Crop Breeding Sponsored by InVigor ■ Session chair: Keith Norman, independent consultant and former Velcourt technical director ■ Shaping the Recommended List for the future Day 1: Jenna Watts, senior AHDB Crop Production Systems scientist and RL lead Day 2: Catherine Garman, AHDB crop health and protection scientist (diseases) ■ Designing future wheat Alison Bentley, director of genetics and breeding, NIAB ■ Traits in oilseed rape Adrian Cottey, head of seeds Northern Europe, BASF


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Maerdy Norseman tops Welshpool Charolais average of £3,771

LEADING the Charolais sale at Welshpool at 7,000gns was a 14-month-old bull, Maerdy Norseman, by Blelack Fabulous. Consigned by Esmor Evans, Flintshire, it won its class in the pre-sale show, and was out of Maerdy Jinny, a Blelack Digger daughter. It sold to Archie MacGregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow. At 6,500gns was the pre-sale show champion, Dooley Nemo, from David Thornley, Swadlincote. The May 2017-born bull, by Falleninch Hamzoraj, is out of Blamyle Eclipse-bred Guthrie Iona, which was bought from D. and P. Murray, Angus, in 2016. It went home with S.O. Jones, Corwen. Next, at 6,200gns, and consigned by Arwel Owen, Foel, was Trefaldwyn Nebo. By Goldies Eddy, the June 2016-born bull is out of Trefaldwyn

Harmony, a home-bred cow by Blelack Digger. It sold to M.P.B. Ashton and Sons, Welshpool. Realising 5,000gns was reserve champion, Caylers Nixon, consigned by the Barker family, Hertfordshire. The 18-month-old bull, by Rosana Jupiter, is out of a dam by Thrunton Dominator, Caylers Graceful. It took the eye of T.N. Lightfoot, Cornwall. Montgomery Ned followed at 4,800gns, from Messrs Roberts and Jones, Llangadfan. By Gretnahouse Jugular, the 15-month-old bull is out of home-bred dam, Mongomery Hafren, by Elgin Columbo. It was knocked down to G.G. Morris, Brecon. AVERAGES 27 bulls, £3,771; 8 heifers, £2,848; Trefaldwyn production: 3 heifers, £2,170; Cargriff reduction: 2 cows with calves, £3,570; Kerling dispersal: 1 cow, £1,365; 4 cows with calves, £2,402; 2 heifers, £1,522,50. Auctioneers: Welshpool Livestock Sales.

Dark Diamonds Suffolks reach peak of 7,000gns THE Dark Diamonds sale of Suffolk females at Carlisle reached a top bid of 7,000gns for a shearling ewe from Andrew Wilson’s Castleisle flock, Co Donegal. The ewe is by the 2016 sire of the year, Birness Murray, and out of a home-bred Shannagh Resolve dam, and was scanned in-lamb with twins to Limestone Aston Martin. It was knocked down to Messrs Cobbald, Sudbury. Next, at 5,500gns, was another shearling ewe, this time from the Birness flock of George L. Stuart, Aberdeenshire. By Redbrae Rambo, and out of a home-bred ewe by Thurston Urastar, it sold to Messrs Paterson, Aberdeenshire. Realising 3,800gns and selling to Messrs Elworthy, Chumleigh, was a shearling gimmer from T.A. Irwin and Son’s Kings flock, Umberleigh, Devon. The ewe, by Burnview Ballistic, and out of a home-bred Cairness

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Carbon ewe, was flushed in August and sold with a recipient ewe carrying its embryo by Birness Bang Tidy. Another shearling ewe from the same home, again by Burnview Ballistic, followed at 3,600gns. Out of a home-bred ewe, by Kings Kabul, it is in-lamb to Lavenham Aven’um and went home with Messrs Lawrence, Winkleigh, Devon.

Maerdy Norseman, a 14-month-old bull from Esmor Evans, Flintshire, which sold for 7,000gns to Archie MacGregor, Glasgow.

Aberdeen-Angus females to 3,400gns THE Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society’s inaugural autumn show and sale of pedigree females at Skipton saw a top call of 3,400gns and a clearance rate of 95 per cent. Leading the sale was Rawburn Kinannie M580, consigned by David and Joshua Isherwood, Airedale, and bred by John Elliott, Kelso. The 2012-born daughter of Lockerley Legolas G850 sold with its Weeton Ephos R472-sired August-born heifer calf, Airedale Kinnanie U593, to John and Doreen Loftus’ Weeton herd, Lancashire. Weeton Rosebud N379 then sold for 3,200gns. From the Isherwood consignment, the 2013-born

Rawburn Elysium F547 daughter, out of Elliot Rosebud H847, was purchased by G.V. Jones, Pwllheli. The same buyer also went to 3,100gns to secure Weeton Miss Essence N398, a 2013-born cow carrying its fourth calf to Weeton Ephos from the same home. The Isherwoods sold further in-calf cows at 2,900gns and 2,300gns, with other outfits at 2,800gns and 2,300gns. AVERAGES 11 cows with 11 calves, £2,243.18; 22 cows in-calf, £1,935.34; 8 maiden heifers and heifer calves, £1,758.75. Auctioneers: CCM.

Ewe lamb Selling for 3,000gns was a ewe lamb by Rhaeadr Readymix, from L. and M. Liggett, Co Tyrone. Out of a home-bred Rhaeadr Red Bull dam, it was third-prized ewe lamb at Balmoral Show earlier in the year and sold to Messrs Knox, Eire. AVERAGES 66 shearling ewes, £1,462.33; 10 ewe lambs, £908.25; 2 aged ewes, £557.50. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.


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Whitebred Shorthorns to 3,300gns at Carlisle rBelted Galloway cows

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THE autumn show and sale of Whitebred Shorthorn and Galloway cattle at Carlisle peaked at 3,300gns for the reserve female champion, a Whitebred Shorthorn heifer, while bulls of the same breed sold to 2,000gns. The sale leader, Stroneskar Pegasus, by Stroneskar Rocky and out of Ben Ledi Duchess 2, was consigned by A. McNair and Son, Argyll. The buyers were Messrs Haggas, Skipton. The female champion, a bulling heifer, led the Galloway trade at 2,600gns, with Galloway bulls also peaking at 2,000gns. Bridget 35 of Kilnstown, a Welling of Kilnstown daughter from

Female Galloway champion, a bulling heifer, Bridget 25 of Kilnstown, from Kilnstown Farms, Carlisle, which sold for 2,600gns.

Kilnstown Farms, Carlisle, went home with Messers Inverglen, Oban. At 2,500gns was the Belted Galloway, Bergere Bluebell 2, consigned by D. and W. Leach, Lockerbie. By Miefield Morris, it sold with its heifer calf by Ireland White Night to Messrs Brook, Lancashire.

Supreme champion Making 2,000gns was the supreme and male champion Whitebred Shorthorn, Parton Casino Royale, from Messrs Hewson, Carlisle. The April 2017-born Northwood William son sold to Messrs Owens, Kilkenny. Rambler of High Creoch, a January 2017-born Galloway bull from G. and K. Gillian, Kirkcudbrightshire, also sold for 2,000gns. This Norseman of High

Supreme and male champion Whitebred Shorthorn, Parton Casino Royale, from Messrs Hewson, Carlisle, which sold for 2,000gns.

Creoch son was knocked down to Messrs Gordon, Dumfries. AVERAGES Whitebred Shorthorns: 2 bulls, £1,575; 6 maiden heifers, £1,540; pedigree Galloways: 2 bulls, £1,575; 15 heifers in-calf or in-milk, £1,158.50; 34 bulling

heifers, £921.22; 4 Belted Galloway cows, £1,666.87; non-pedigree Galloways: 7 heifers in-calf or in-milk, £937.14; 28 bulling heifers, £656.78; 42 Birkwith herd dispersal, £916; 12 Morrell herd (Belted Galloways), £781.37; 3 Blue Grey cattle, £1,143.33. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Monmouthshire suckled calves reach £1,040 TOPPING the show and sale of 173 suckled calves at Monmouthshire at £1,040 was the show champion, a 10-month-old British Blue cross steer weighing 440kg from M. George, Llanwern. Next, at £1,045, was the first-prized heifer, a 385kg 10-month-old from M.W. Jones, Craig Cefn Park.

Leading the breeding cattle at £1,700 was a six-year-old British Blue cow with a four-month-old Hereford steer calf at foot, an entry from the herd dispersal from R. Bassett and O. Scrivens, Lisvane, Cardiff. Others from the same home sold for £1,240, £1,160 and £1,120. Following at £1,110 was a five-

year-old Stabiliser cow with a heifer calf at foot. It was consigned by G.O. and L. Williams and Son, Talybont-on-Usk. S.D. Bevan, Newbridge, sold a Charolais heifer with its six-monthold bull calf for £1,070.

Carlisle sees Kexbeck Suffolks realise 1,000gns high

Bill Higgins winner tops Shrewsbury

AT the show and sale of in-lamb Suffolks at Carlisle, the reserve champion, a shearling ewe from the Ripon-based Kexbeck flock, led the trade at 1,000gns. Consigned by Pamela Lupton, the ewe by Rhaeadr Reggae 1, out of a home-bred ewe by Safaddan Smarty Pants, was knocked down to Messrs Wilkie, Lockerbie. At 720gns was a shearling ewe from Lilburn Estates Farming Partner30 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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The second-prized heifer followed at £950, which was an eight-monthold from the same home. Following this at £980 was an eight-month-old 335kg Limousin cross from Messrs Jones. Limousin crosses from D.I. Parry, Llandewi Skirrid, sold to £900 for a 12-month-old heifer.

ship’s Roseden flock, Wooler. By Landale Xtra-special, out of a ewe by Rookery First Choice, it is in-lamb with twins to Harpercroft Addition, and sold to Messrs Coulthard, Longtown. Realising 700gns and selling to Messrs Patterson and Son, Newcastle upon Tyne, was the first-prized shearling ewe from the same home. By Ballycanon Attitude, it is in-lamb to Birness All Star.

At the same money and also knocked down to Messrs Patterson, was another shearling ewe from Lilburn Estates. This time by Rookery Union Jack, it is in-lamb to Harpercroft Addition. AVERAGES 10 aged ewes, £416.50; 12 shearling ewes, £580.13; 14 ewe lambs, £413.25. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Auctioneers: Monmouthshire Livestock Centre.

THE show and sale of dairy cattle at Shrewsbury, incorporating the Bill Higgins Cup, saw a top price of £1,900 for the day’s champion from Rob Higgins, Dorrington. His second-calved cow was bought by judge Richard Bowdler, Ellesmere, who described his champion as having a ‘tremendous mammary system’. Auctioneers: Halls.

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The show and sale met demand from a packed ringside.

Beef Shorthorns to 11,000gns at Skipton rRoan heifer achieves

centre record

THE Farmers Guardiansupported show and sale of Beef Shorthorn females held at Skipton for the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society met demand from a packed ringside, leading at 11,000gns for a new centre breed record. Sale leader was the reserve champion, Beautry Shuna Liesl, a 19-month-old roan heifer by the 8,000gns Poyntington Himself and out of a Croxtonpark dam. Bred and exhibited by Stuart Currie, Settle, North Yorkshire, it sold to Thistledown Cowford Farms, Bankfoot, Perthshire. Next, at 5,800gns, was the champion, the roan 20-month-old heifer Beautry Rose Lolita, which also went to Thistledown, followed

by two more at 5,000gns. The first was Beautry Desiree Lyric, a roan 21-month-old which sold to the Gates Farming Partnership, Oakham, Leicestershire. This was followed by Podehole Gypsy Laura, a roan 19-month-old by Knockenjig Hercules from Harry Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. It went home with A. and C. Farms, Oakham, Leicestershire. At 4,000gns was Tessa X1179 of Upsall, a roan two-year-old by Grenadier of Upsall from Gerald Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. It sold to Loakfarm, Bankfoot, Perth. Mr Currie also led the cow and calf section at 2,600gns with Bradshaw Divine Rose 2, a six-year-old Wavendon Admiral of the Fleet daughter sold with its eight-monthold bull calf by Poyntingham Himself. The buyer was C. Goddard, Longtown, Carlisle.

AVERAGES Maiden heifers, £2.054; in-calf heifers, £2,302, cows and calves, £2,154. Auctioneers: CCM.

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Reserve champion, Beautry Shuna Liesl, from S. Currie, North Yorkshire, which sold for 11,000gns to Thistledown Cowford Farms, Perthshire.

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and Sam Hunt, Thirsk. Newfield Liza Foxglove, a Sleightholme Star Thistle daughter out of Newfield Greta Foxglove, led the maiden heifers at 1,800gns. The buyer was Malcolm Wood, Birkenshaw, Bradford. AVERAGES 15 cows with calves, £2,201.50; 4 heifers, £1,522. Auctioneers: CCM.


THE Shorthorn Cattle Society also supported the Newfield pedigree Beef Shorthorn dispersal on the same day, held on behalf of Michael Abrahams, Mickley, Ripon. Leading the sale at 5,200gns was Newfield Ecstasy Foxglove, a sevenyear-old Holmeere Fraser-sired cow bred from the Foxglove family. Sold with its February-born heifer calf, Newfield Magic Foxglove, at foot, it went home with Graham

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Braydonside Norman tops Brecon Limousins rFirst-time exhibitor

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BRAYDONSIDE Norman, from first-time exhibitor Owen Comer, Braydon, Swindon, sold for 6,200gns to top the British Limousin Cattle Society’s November sale at Brecon. Born February last year, this bull is an AI son of Ampertaine Gigolo out of the Haltcliffe Doctor-sired Gotham June and took the senior and overall championship in the pre-sale show. Buyers were Messrs Davies and Millichap, Rhondda Cynon Taff. Next, at 4,850gns, was junior champion Ashledge Newton, from A.G. Kirton and Sons, Bewdley. Born April last year, this bull by



Overall champion, Braydonside Norman, from Owen Comer, Swindon, which sold for 6,200gns, Messrs Davies and Millichap, Rhondda.

Killcastle Horace out of Ashledge Hummingbird, was bought by Messrs Baker and Son, Much Wenlock, Shropshire. Previous Killcastle Horace sons have sold at Brecon up to 5,100gns. From the same vendors, Ashledge Newman, by Ballyrobin Gazza, made 3,300gns when selling to R. and J. Last, Lampeter, Ceredigion.

Home-bred Glencross Nightshift, from C. Davies, Crosswell, Pembrokeshire, sold for 3,500gns. This April 2017born bull, a son of home-bred Glencross Ioncalo, sold to D.I. Davies and Co, Llanfaes, Brecon. From the small show of females, the top price of 2,500gns went to the female champion, Deri

Junior champion, Ashledge Newton, from A.G. Kirton and Sons, Bewdley, which sold for 4,850gns to Messrs Baker and Son.

Mochachoc from T.B. Griffiths, Brynderi, Carmarthen. This rising two-year-old heifer by Sympa in-calf to the polled bull Jinz, sold to W.H. Williams and

Son, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan. AVERAGES 16 bulls, £3,206; 6 heifers, £1,510. Auctioneers: McCartneys.

Welsh Black heifers hit 1,500gns twice C. Thorpe, Leominster, took the overall championship with their first prize heifer, Lucton Seren 40, which sold at 1,400gns to Messrs Roberts. The in-calf heifers from A. Morgan Farms, Aberdare, sold at 1,450gns and 1,400gns apiece to G. and J. Yeomans, Abergavenny. Messrs Thorpe sold another heifer at 1,100gns, the first

JOINTLY topping the show and sale of Welsh Black cattle at the Monmouthshire Livestock Centre at 1,500gns was the first prize and reserve champion heifer from Gwenfair Jones and Sons, Bala, Gwynedd. Hafodesgob Mynachwen, a November 2016-born heifer by Fodlas Peredur, was bought by A. Jones,

Abergele. Also selling at 1,500gns was the first prize senior heifer from Tudor Richard Williams, Port Talbot.

Penrith Dairy Shorthorns

Kirkby Stephen to peak of £3,600

THE sale of pedigree Dairy Shorthorns at Penrith topped at 1,780gns for Winbrook Royal Kathleen 24, from G.A. and D.W. Dent, Kirkby Stephen. The dark roan heifer, out of Winbrook Royal Kathleen 19, is giving 28kg a day, five weeks into its first lactation, and sold to J.W. Coulthard and Sons, Longtown.

THE show and sale of beef breeding cattle at Kirkby Stephen peaked at £3,600 for the second prize-winner, a British Blue heifer with a Limousin cross heifer calf at foot from John McAlister, Wester Thomaston, Bonnybridge. It was bought by Messrs Dobson, White Kirkley, Frosterley. The first prize winner was a British Blue cross heifer with a Limousin cross heifer calf from first-time

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Judge It also took the champion female award under judge J.J. Lewis, Aberystwyth, and was bought by L. and G. Roberts, Abergele.

consigner Crain Malone, Pitcairn, Cardenden, which went on to make £3,500 to Gary Bell, Lockerbie.

British Blue At the same money was the third prize-winner, a British Blue cross heifer and calf from M.A. and S.L. Harryman, Pickering. The in-calf section topped at £3,200 for a British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Bradley, Settle,

prize-winner Lucton Menna, which was knocked down to A. Jones. The store cattle section attracted a large and good quality entry which met a more cautious trade. Steers topped at £1,010 for 585kg 19-montholds from C. Thorpe, who also sold younger steers to £850. Auctioneers: J. Straker, Chadwick and Sons.

which sold to Messrs Hill, Whitewall, Appleby. Their consignment of 24 continental cross in-calf heifers averaged £2,308.33. AVERAGES 104 heifers with calves, £2,170.72 (+£38.63); 43 cows and calves, £1,502.86; 126 in-calf heifers, £1,788.57 (-£120.95); 30 in-calf cows, £1,175.10. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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Strong trade for weaned calves for heifers of £1,100

THE show and sale of weaned calves and young store cattle at Knighton saw an entry of tremendous quality with trade to match. Weaned steer calves averaged 251.53p/kg and £825.07/head, selling to 346p/kg (£1,020) for four 295kg Limousin crosses from P.W. Jones, Dollasey, and also to 315p/kg (£940) for two 300kg British Blue crosses from the same home.   Top price per head was £1,180 for a 375kg Limousin cross steer, again from Messrs Jones, who also sold a 380kg Limousin cross steer at £1,110. Weaned heifer calves averaged 231.83p/kg and £698.72/head,

selling to 322p/kg (£870) for seven 270kg Limousin crosses also from Messrs Jones. At 316p/kg (£900) was a 285kg British Blue cross heifer from D.L. and M. Rogers and Sons, Upper Heath.  

Heifers Top price per head for heifers of £1,100 was for the champion, a 395kg British Blue cross, again from Messrs Jones. Making £1,000 was a 365kg British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Rogers. Weaned bull calves averaged 213.49p/kg and £801.32/head, selling to 238p/kg (£870) for two 365kg Charolais crosses from T.W. Jones and Son, Lower Weston. Top price per head was £920 for a 425kg Charolais cross from the same home. Auctioneers: McCartneys.

Winning steer from M.J. Williams and D.J. Piggott, which sold for £1,050.

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From left: Vendor Tom Jones, judge Ben Attewell and auctioneer Jenny Layton-Mills with the champion, a British Blue cross heifer.

Auctioneer Glyn Owens British Blue cross heifer from D.L. and M. Rogers and Son, which sold for £1,000.


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Pure-bred Limousin steers from M.J. Williams and D.J. Piggott, which sold for £960.

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This year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair gets underway on November 26.


isitors and exhibitors can expect to see a showcase of some of the country’s finest primestock at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair. Almost 200 livestock classes, special awards and championships are set to get underway at the event on November 26-27 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, and adding to the line-up this year will be a new young handlers competition in the sheep section. To be judged by the 2019 president Tom Tudor and his wife Ann, the competition will be open to seven- to 12-year-olds and will take place at 5pm on Monday evening. The champion and reserve champion in this class will both receive a special RWAS award and cash prize, alongside a RWAS rosette. With a collective prize pot of £25,000 for the two days of livestock competitions, the stakes are set to be as high as ever at the event, with leading stockmen from

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New young handler class at winter fair all over the UK to compete for the top accolades. This year’s event will be officially opened by Maurice Jones, Montgomeryshire, who farms more than 810 hectares (2,000 acres) in partnership with his son, Fraser.

Successful Their successful mixed farming enterprise comprises beef, sheep, cereal, maize and dairy units, with the pedigree Calcourt Holstein herd spread across three holdings. Alongside the ever-popular livestock classes, competitions are set to take place in a range of other cat-

egories including poultry, horticulture, meat hampers and butchery and home crafts.   New this year will be the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Taste Awards, to include a class for native Welsh lamb breeds. Breed societies will be invited to enter the competition in which chefs will cook the joints of lamb for a panel of judges and visitors, to taste and vote for their best tasting breed. Away from the judging rings, Christmas shoppers will be able to explore exhibitions and displays packed full of festivities, including late night shopping as well as the popular firework display on the Monday evening.

Event details ■ When: November 26 and 27, gates open at 8am ■ Where: Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY ■ Car parking: Free ■ Admission: Adults, £15; children (five-16 years) £5; children four years and under, free. ■ Dogs: Only guide dogs and those entered in the hound show ■ More information: Go to

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Left to right: Carwen and Andrew Davies with sons Bleddyn and Steffan, and their champion pair of pigs at last year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair.


or the husband and wife team of Andrew and Carwen Davies, winning the supreme pairs line-up at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair marked another major milestone for their Ceredigion-based Tryal Mawr herd of pedigree pigs, which has a history stretching back some 70 years. They will not, however, be following up that success this time around, with a Christmas baby brother or sister on the way for eight-year-old Steffan and fouryear-old Bleddyn. Last year’s victory came courtesy of two home-bred Welsh cross Large White gilts weighing in at 81.5kg each and selling in the

Last year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair pig inter-breed title went to the Davies family, Ceredigion. Barry Alston visited them.

Davies family proud of pig farming success auction ring for £390 apiece destined for Carmarthenshire-based wholesale produce supplier Castell Howell Foods. With Mr Davies holding down a

full-time job working on local farms, much of the daily chores with the pigs have been down to Mrs Davies and because of her pregnancy the herd of sows has

been temporarily downsized, but they are sure they will be back on the show circuit in the not so distant future. The family has a long history of

Farm facts ■ Pigs not being kept for breeding are sold off either fattened to local butchers or sold from the farm as weaners to buyers perhaps looking to keep one or two pigs around their farm for the freezer ■ Tryal Mawr pigs have taken the Royal Welsh Winter Fair’s inter-breed pairs championship three times and the award for single pigs twice, along with several reserve rosettes

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knew what the public wanted and set about matching his breeding policy with their demands for quality meat.

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Left to right: Bleddyn, Carwen, Steffan and Andrew Davies all get involved in the preparation and showing of their pigs.

(600ft) altitude overlooking Cardigan Bay, adding to it in the mid1970s with the 44ha (108-acre) at Pen-y-Parc just more than a mile away which became home for his son Richard and daughter-in-law Llinos, who are Mr Davies’ parents and still farm the land today. By the early 1990s the combined acreages carried more than 1,000 ewes, a small Welsh Black herd of 12 cows and a 60-sow unit producing 60kg porkers. At one time sow numbers stood at 180, sending away 100 pigs a week, but throughput was gradually reduced largely due to the uncertainty over pending welfare regulations. Trevor saw the pig as the best animal on-farm and was adamant there would always be pigs on the holding. Between 1991 and 1993 he was the penultimate national chairman of NFU Cymru before the role was switched to presidency and producing for the market place was one of his major goals, aiming his cap at the introduction of meat promotional campaigns and industry-based recording and quality improvement schemes. At the time he said quality of the product was fast becoming the key to success and would undoubtedly intensify in the years ahead, a belief proven not to be without substance. Most of what Mr Davies knows about keeping pigs came from his grandfather through spending all his free time out of school helping on-farm and taking to heart the message meat quality counts. This is why pedigree Welsh pigs became his chosen breed and Mr Davies says the Welsh breed is

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ideal, not only in its own right, but also for its capability to be crossed with a number of breeds. “We have used a Pietrain boar on a Welsh sow and found it to be a very good cross, combining the best of both worlds – the Pietrain’s low level of fat with the width and legs of the Welsh. That, to me, is pure perfection. “As well as having all the required breed characteristics my perfect pig has to have good width and an excellent back end, along with the Welsh breed’s correctness of ears.

Trait “There was a time when the ears were terrible but to a large extent this trait has now been overcome. It is imperative they point forwards,” he adds. Though his father and grandfather never showed stock, Mr Davies is keen on the showring. “The feeling when you enter the ring is just fantastic and winning is a bonus,” he says. “My first pig was a lovely old Welsh sow and my first show outing was at the Royal Welsh Spring Fair more than a decade ago with two locally-bought weaners. “I did not win but the experience whetted my appetite for more and since then we have taken the winter fair’s inter-breed pairs championship three times and the award for single pigs twice, along with several reserve rosettes. “There have been successes at other shows, too, including Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, and the rare breeds show at Sedgemoor, Somerset.

We source our boars from high ranking herds with known disease status and based on genetic merit, with 50 sows being our ideal number when we are fully stocked ANDREW DAVIES “At my peak I had 20 pedigree Welsh sows with perhaps one of the most influential elements of my breeding policy being based around a Tessa sow. “She cost us very little money and ranks among the best pig we ever had, producing excellent offspring in her own right and taking the reserve supreme title at a Royal Welsh summer show. “On a par with her is our homebred Tryal Mawr Daffodil, who is still with us at over five years old. “We source our boars from high ranking herds with known disease status and based on genetic merit, with 50 sows being our ideal number when we are fully stocked again,” says Mr Davies.

“With an eye on what to show, I keep five piglets from a selected litter which I believe will perform well and this gives me the choice of having two pairs and a reserve as backup.” Mrs Davies is not from farming stock and when she first met Mr Davies 14 years ago had never been anywhere near a pig. In fact, she admits to being petrified when coming face-to-face with a mature sow. Today those fears are long gone, with preparing pigs, training them and actually parading them in the shows very much down to her. Both boys are hooked on pigs, too, with Steffan enjoying showing pigs in the young handler classes. Pigs, though, are not the only livestock on the holding the brothers have an interest in. They play their part in looking after 70 mostly Beltex cross Texel and Welsh breeding ewes lambed indoors in February.

Beltex A new addition for them this year has been the arrival of six pure Beltex ewes as the foundation of a fully pedigree flock. So what does Mr Davies prefer? Is it sheep and pigs, or pigs and sheep? “Really I do not mind either but if pushed I suppose pigs have the advantage,” he says. Recent years have seen him taking on the role as a judge, with his ultimate challenge being to place the Royal Welsh Winter Fair pig classes. “This really would be the icing on the cake,” he adds. NOVEMBER 16 2018 | 37

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Saturday 8th December

Monday 19th November Show & Sale of 15 Dairy Cattle Judging 11.30am. Sale 12.00noon

Please note change of date LIVESTOCK ONLY STIRKS, WEANED CALVES, BREEDING & CULL GOATS, STORE & BREEDING SHEEP (ent close Monday 3rd December) 7th Annual Winter Show & Sale of PEDIGREE BELTEX FEMALES (entries close Friday 16th November)

Monday 19th November REARING CALVES Sale 10.45am CROP & PRODUCE Sale 11.45am WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE (6 day rule) CLEAN CATTLE Sale 12.30pm followed by CAST & FEEDING COWS (4 Year & Pre Test) followed by TB EXEMPT CATTLE (pre enter) PRIME LAMBS & CAST SHEEP Sale 1.30pm

Wednesday 21st November 75 FEEDING BULLS Sale 10am followed by 35 BEEF FEEDING COWS, 400 STORE HEIFERS & BULLOCKS BREEDING CATTLE Sale 12.30pm Main Ring Inc Show of Native Sired Store Cattle Classes: Best Pen of 2 Belted Galloway Hfrs/Strs Best Pen of 2 Beef Shorthorn Hfrs/Strs Best Pen of 2 AA/Here Hfrs/Strs

Sunday 25th November CRAVEN CHRISTMAS SHOW Annual Christmas Show & Sale of PRIME LAMBS, PRIME CATTLE, PRIME PIGS & CARCASS – schedules available

Annual Winter Collective sale of MV & Non MV Pure Bred Sheep Entries to Ted Ogden Inc 60 Head F Joel, Westhouse. Festive Sale of BORDER FINE ART, BESWICK & ORNAMENTS (ent close Friday 23rd November) CRAVEN FEATHER AUCTIONS Christmas Show & Sale of POULTRY & WATERFOWL (ent close Friday 30th November)

Monday 3rd December Christmas Show of DAIRY CATTLE Entries Close Tuesday 27th November

Wednesday 5th December Christmas Show of STORE CATTLE Sale of Young Bulls, Store & Breeding Cattle Entries Close Wednesday 28th November


FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER @ 11.00am at Hollins Raikes Farm, Cowling, Keighley on behalf of Messrs R & VM Clarke SALE BY AUCTION OF 100 CRAVEN CATTLE Comp - John Deere 6310 Tractor (2013) 3620hrs, MARTS LTD ORDINARY £1 SHARES John Deere 6210 Tractor + JD310 Loader (2001) Shares are sold subject to memorandum of Articles 7314hrs sep attachments – 6’6” Bucket, 4’ Bucket, 4’ Grab, Bale Spike, Pallet Forks, Bale Lifter, JCB of the Company and transfers are subject to the 803plus Mini Digger (1998) plus 2 buckets, John approval of the Board. Prospective purchasers Deere 578 Round Baler, McHale 991BE Wrapper should pre-register their interest with the Company (2004), Claas 260c Disc Mower, Twose RT555 Secretary by Wednesday 21st November Tedder, Claas Liner 880l Twin Rake, Kuhn Single Rake, International 430 Hay Baler, HiSpec 800 Monday 26th November Rotspreader o/s wheels (2014), OBE Tipping Trailer 6ton (2009) Single Axle, Bateson 10’ Flat Trailer, Christmas Show of CALVES Kuhn VKM240 8’Topper, Teagle Fert Spreader Christmas Show of CAST CATTLE XT22, Quad Sprayer c/w boom, Tractor Mounted Christmas Show of CAST EWES Post Knocker, Sheep Feed Barriers & Sheep Hurdles, Approx 200 Bales of 2018 Silage. Items Wednesday 28th November by permission - Int Harvester 885 Tractor 1989 c/w loader & bucket, Foster Back Actor with drainage STORE LAMBS & FEEDING EWES bucket. Honda 350 Quad Bike. Also Special Sale of Breeding Sheep & Gimmer Full catalogue list and photo gallery at Sat Nav – BD22 0NB Lambs Entries close Monday 19th November



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MONDAY 19TH NOVEMBER SPECIAL BACKEND SHOW AND SALE OF 800 SUCKLED CALVES AND STORE CATTLE 10AM - 100 Cast Cattle & OTM, 11AM approx 100 Young Bulls followed by 800 Store Cattle TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER WEEKLY SHEEP STORE SALE 10.30AM -2000 + Store Lambs plus breeding sheep THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER PRIME STOCK SALE 9.15am: Prime Pigs 9.30am: 130 plus Prime Bulls, 10.30am 130 plus Prime Steers & Heifers 12.30pm: 2500 plus Spring Lambs 3.30pm: 1000 plus Cast Sheep THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER - CHRISTMAS CATTLE PRIME STOCK SHOW SALE THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS SHEEP PRIME STOCK SHOW SALE PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS For Further Details or a Catalogue email or Contact Andrew Armstrong 07766 914075, DFAM OFFICE 01325 464529

Monday 19th November USUAL WEEKLY FATSTOCK SALE Wednesday 21st November 6pm Catalogue Sale of Beswick/BFA & China Goods accepted on Sale Day from 1pm to 2.30pm Viewing from 4pm Phone for catalogue or see website Thursday 22nd November 11.30am Final Thursday Store/Breeding Sheep Sale 700 Store Lambs & 100 Feeding/Breeding Ewes Saturday 24th November Monthly Sale of Machinery/Sundries at 10am Fur & Feather at 12 noon Ian Smith (Market Manager) 07738 043771 01943 462172

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Market Results Dairies to £1600, Cull Cows 126p/kg - £924.15, Clean 191p/kg to £1157, Pigs 124p/kg - £133.80, Calves Lim Bull to £355, Lambs £192p/kg - £85.17 NEXT RED MARKET – THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER AT 4PM CHRISTMAS PRIMESTOCK SHOW & SALE – TUES 4TH DECEMBER


Fully Catalogued Sale from some of the Leading Herds in the Midlands and Surrounding Counties. A TREMENDOUS ENTRY already received from: Alsopdale (6), Bentygrange (3), Broomhouse (5), Brundcliffe (3), Claremead (12), Critstone (9), Cubley (6), Dubthorne (4), Harleygrange (3), Hinxden (12), Inkersall (5), Littonfields (3), Moordale (2), Rownall (4), Sternmoor (3), Westlane (3), Whitster (2), Whitecroft, 12 Fresh Heifers from the Hinxden Herd of Messrs Manford of Kent. Closed Herd Herd Av 9479kg. Vacc & Johnes monitered. 12 In-calf Heifers from the Claremead Herd of Messrs Clarke 2 Pedigree Limousin Stock Bulls (20 & 30 mths) 2 Pedigree Simmental Stock Bulls (16 & 18 mths) Also 27 NZ Bred Bulling Heifers (16 - 18mths)


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Store Cattle Sales 400 STORE CATTLE SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2018 – Entries Invited

Store Sheep Sales 7562 STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP 6769 Store Lambs – 10am Start, 793 Breeding Sheep – 1pm Start


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A passion to lift the profile of sheep sales and increase throughputs are key factors behind Russell Steer being named Livestock Auctioneer of the Year 2018.


ussell Steer, a Kivells director, believes building relationships is crucial to achieving his aims. He says: “If vendors like and trust you to do a good job on their behalf, they will keep coming back. And if they come back, your market will grow. “Likewise, communicating with buyers is key, especially those travelling from afar. The aim is always to be personable and approachable to all buyers and sellers.” Today, Russell operates out of Exeter’s large modern facility, which annually sells about 200,000 sheep, 6,000 pigs and 35,000 cattle. But where did his passion for the live sales ring begin? And how did he land his dream job as an auctioneer? He says: “Having grown up on the

family farm in south Devon, I went to market with my dad and uncle at every opportunity and was mesmerised by auctioneers. “This interest grew and, by the age of 11, I was regularly buying sheep and cattle for the family farm.” It is perhaps a surprise that the next port of call for Russell’s story was to be North Yorkshire, but it was here that he was taken on as a junior auctioneer and fieldsman with Bentham Auction Mart, straight from the family farm.

Studying Russell says: “At the time I had no training or qualifications, but I was able to study on the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association [LAA] auctioneering course at both Newton Rigg College and Harper Adams University, becoming a Fellow of the LAA.” Russell Steer in action.

RUSSELL STEER Now 10 years into his career, 32-year-old Russell went back to his South West roots and progressed to his current role as lead sheep auctioneer and director with Kivells. The business runs three livestock markets and seven estate agencies throughout Devon and Cornwall. Married to Jessica, with two-yearold son Herbert and another baby due in January, Russell and his wife run more than 200 sheep on the edge of Dartmoor, taking up most of his spare time outside of auctioneering. But it is at the market where Russell will be most recognised. He says: “Auctions are critical to the success of livestock marketing and the livestock industry going forward. Supermarkets and abattoirs keep looking for ways to by-pass the livestock market, in a way to control what they pay the producer, sugarcoating it whichever way they can. “The truth of the matter is, livestock markets are the only way to set a price. Provided there is real competition in a livestock market, a producer should have no reason not to use that market. Supporting the local market is key to everyone’s future.” Kivells combines modern communication channels with tried and trusted methods to reach both buyers and vendors.

Russell says: “We appreciate a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is not practical. Some appreciate a phone call or farm visit and a catalogue in the post, while others prefer contact online, via their smartphone or through social media. We communicate through all of these channels. “It is a progressive approach that attracts buyers and vendors to Exeter. We have twice-weekly livestock sales of prime/cull stock, where I will sell anything between 1,200-3,000 prime lambs, hoggs and cull ewes. “Our store markets on Fridays regularly get more than 2,000 stores, while seasonal breeding sheep sales often number 6,000-7,000.”

Honoured Speaking on his award success, Russell adds: “I felt very honoured to have been nominated for the Auctioneer of the Year Award, let alone to have won it. “I will keep lifting the profile of Exeter’s sheep sales and, with that, hopefully increasing throughput.” Congratulating Russell, LAA executive secretary Chris Dodds says: “This is a richly deserved award, recognising Russell’s commitment to deliver the best results with a focus on the importance of the livestock auction system.”

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Saturday 24th November 2018


9 Suffolk Ewe Lambs Harley PSF (5), Cellarhead 7C (4) 10 Charollais Shearling Ewes Gawsworth PF (10) 1 Charollais Ewe Lambs Kelby XLY Catalogue Available: Text: Winter Warmers, followed by Your Full Name, Postal Address and Postcode to: 07772 618315

Entries Include: 252 Head of MV Accredited Females, comprising, from the Following Flocks: 2 Beltex Senior Ewes St Theobalds Beltex (2) 2 Beltex Shearling Ewes Monday 26th November 2018 Stonedge YDP (2) 10 Beltex Ewe Lambs Winslow Christmas Primestock Show & Sale, Clarison CLA (4), Parkhill RPK (3), XANA MFC (3) Winslow Market Square 8 Blue Texel Senior Ewes For All Classes of Cattle & Sheep Beetley BEE (3), Great Blue RDT (3), Richmond Saturday 1st December 2018 RVL (2) 14 Blue Texel Shearling Ewes From Peter Featherstone, Melton Mowbray (TB1) Beetley BEE (7), Mac MHM (5), Premier MAW (2) 5 In-calf Saler Cows, incalf to Rigel Perth 19 Blue Texel Ewe Lambs due February Beetley BEE (4), XANA XAN (2), Stonycroft STS 1 In-calf Continental Heifer (22 Months) (6), Wye WYE (3), Richmond RVL (1), 7 Continental Bulls (8 Months) Great Blue RDT (3) 3 Continental Heifers (8 Months) 11 Texel Senior Ewes Hightecs PSH (6), Welsh ESW (1), Llangwm JLI From, P Kettle, Grantham (TB1) (1), Meonside (3) 3 Aberdeen Angus Heifers, Named Sires (14 Months) 131 Texel Shearling Ewes Wednesday 5th December 2018 Coton LRC (6), Peacehay CFP (20), Sportsmans BGS (4), Mellor Vale BCM (5), Loosebeare QEL Newark Christmas Primestock Show & Sale (12), Niaroo NWN (4), Honeyhill WRQ (10), For All Classes of Cattle & Pigs. Classes also Wellingley LJW (7), Heyworth Lodge LSH (7), for Cheese, Pies & Sausages Welsh ESW (3), Stainton WPS (10), Empire WPU Schedules Available: Text: Fatstock Show, (21), Llangwm JLI (3), Meonside (6), Eden Valley followed by Your Full Name, Postal Address WEV (8), Quercus QHJ (5) and Postcode to: 07772 618315 12 Texel Ewe Lambs Lincs AHL (9), Parkhill RPK (3) Saturday 8th December 2018 3 Bleu Du Maine Ewe Lambs Newark Christmas Primestock Show & Sale Ernford SKI (3) For All Classes of Prime Sheep & Cull Ewes 8 Suffolk Senior Ewes Schedules Available: Text: Fatstock Show, Harley PSF (1), Pexhill 92J (7) followed by Your Full Name, Postal Address 12 Suffolk Shearling Ewes Harley PSF (5), Seagrave G.86 (5), Pexhill 92J (2) and Postcode to: 07772 618315

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Top Prices: Young Bulls to 236.5 - £1,794.88 Cull Cows to 207.5p - £1,481.55 Steers to 239.5p - £1,552.95 Heifers to 253.5p - £1,486.19 2,035 Sheep Sold This Week: Spring Lamb Average: 176.49p/kg Spring Lambs sold to 209p/kg or £102.00 Cull Ewes sold to £109.00 Cull Rams sold to £101.00


JW Holmes & Son sold Limousin Young Bulls to £1,794.88 IR & A Wildgoose & Sons sold Limousin Young Bulls to 236.5p/kg Frank Page sold British Blue Cows to £1,338.42 or 174.5p/kg WH Farrow & Sons sold British Blue OTM Heifers to £1,481.55 or 207.5p/kg Frank Page sold Limousin Steers to £1,552.95 RB Ingamells & Son sold Limousin Steers to 239.5p/kg Frank Page sold Limousin Heifers to £1,486.19 S Evans sold Limousin Heifers to 253.5p/kg WS Harrison & Sons sell Beltex Lambs to £102 W & J Griffin sell Beltex Lambs to 209p/kg Victoria Bowring sold Beltex Cull Ewes to £119.00 Emma Benge sold Texel Cull Rams to £101.00 EA Ward sold 19 months Limousin Store Steers to £1,120.00 SM Scholes sold 14 month British Blue Bulls to £940.00 EA Ward sold 23 month Limousin Heifers to £1,110.00 • Paul Gentry on 07801 032846 Young Bulls, Clean Cattle, OTMS, Store and Breeding Cattle • James Sealy on 07772 618315 for all classes of Sheep and Land Agency • Keith Miller on 07801 032847 for Rearing and Reared Calves, Pigs and all classes of Sheep • Rachel Gascoine on 07885 432939 • Office on 01636 676741




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Friday 23rd November – 10.30am Beef breeding cows and heifers in calf or with calves and bulling heifers also breeding bulls Show and sale of

31 PEDIGREE CHAROLAIS CATTLE Friday 23rd November Show – 9.30am Sale – 11.30am 25 bulls and 6 females Show and sale of


111 World Class Lots sell The Black & White Sale Preview Friday 30th November at 7.00pm Followed by The Black & White International Reception at 7.30pm And join us for THE sale event of the year

THE BLACK & WHITE SALE ON SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER AT 11.00am Whatever your preference – The Black & White Sale offers “la crème de la crème” of breeding Order your catalogue today by phoning: 01228 406 230 or it can be viewed online at Sponsored by


Friday 23rd November – 6.00pm presenting 98 in-lamb females & empty ewe lambs with consignments from Ballynacannon Flock (Dennis Taylor) – 6 gimmers, 6 ewes & 5 lamb rams Bridgeview Flock (Paul Delves) – 1 gimmer & 2 ewes Burnview Flock (Willie Tait) – 7 gimmers & 3 ewes Crewelands Flock (Stephen Sufferin) – 6 gimmers & 2 ewes Limestone Flock (Mark Priestley) – 5 gimmers, 5 ewes & 1 recipient Pyeston Flock (Stewart Lathangie) – 5 gimmers Rhaeadr Flock (Myfyr Evans) – 22 gimmers & 12 ewe lambs Solwaybank Flock (Iain & Judith Barbour) – 5 gimmers Strathbogie Flock (James Innes) – 5 gimmers Top Genetics will be on offer from these flocks. All flocks are MV Accredited and Scrapie Monitiored or tested ARR/ARR also eligible for direct export to N.Ireland.


Friday 30th November – 3.00pm presenting 92 In-Lamb Females with consignments from Cothi Flock (D Lewis) 6 gimmers, Headlind Flock (A Jackson) 3 ewes, 6 gimmers & 2 pregnancies, Jewitt Flock (HC Jewitt) 8 gimmers, Matts Flock (M Burleigh) 6 ewes, 12 gimmers & 10 ewe lambs, Orkney Flock (AV & C Copland) 4 gimmers & 2 ewe lambs; Rathbone Flock (MR & JE Davis) 4 ewes, 4 gimmers & 3 ewe lambs; Tiptop Flock (Ali Jackson) 2 ewes, 5 gimmers, 7 ewe lambs & 3 pregnancies, Withy Trees Flock (AJ Wood) 7 gimmers & 3 ewe lambs



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Monday 3rd December Entries close Monday 26th November Friday 14th December Shows and Sales of

TEXEL INLAMB FEMALES On behalf of the Solway & Tyne Texel Breeders Club

BELTEX INLAMB FEMALES On behalf of Beltex Sheep Society

BLUE TEXEL INLAMB FEMALES On behalf of Blue Texel Sheep Society All entries close Friday 16th November


110 ZWARTBLES IN-LAMB SHEEP (MV Acc) Friday 23rd November Show 9.30am Sale 11.00am 17 ewes, 42 shearling gimmers & 51 empty ewe lambs

Christmas shows and sales of


Entries close Friday 23rd November


Friday 30th November – 6.00pm presenting 96 In-Lamb Females with consignments from Arkle & Ellenvalley Flocks (Messrs G Wilkinson) 10 gimmers, Crailloch Flock (A McColm) 10 gimmers, Douganhill Flock (Douganhill Farms) 10 gimmers, Durisdeer Flock (R & J Osbourne) 6 gimmers, Eden Valley Flock (R Wilson) 8 gimmers & 2 pregnanies, Far Hey & Bradley Flock (R & R Bradley) 7 gimmers Halbeath Flock (Robin & Caroline Orr) 10 gimmers, Llangwm Flock (Iolo Prys Jones) 10 gimmers & 2 pregnancies, Plasucha Flock (R Bennett) 10 gimmers, Stainton Flock (PK & R Woof) 9 gimmers, Welsh Flock (S & T Evans) 4 ewe lambs & 1 pregnancy.


Saturday 1st December – 11.00am presenting 120 In-Lamb Females with consignments from Cowal Flock (KA & R Campbell) 7 gimmers, Clinterty Flock (B Buchan) 11 gimmers, Deveronvale Flock (G Morrison) 11 gimmers, Fordafourie Flock (AC Lee & Co) 7 gimmers, Glenside Flock (J Forsyth) 15 gimmers, Hilltop Flock (K Pratt) 5 gimmers, Knap Flock (R Cockburn) 7 gimmers & 2 pregnancies, Midlock Flock (A & K Wight) 12 gimmers, Milnbank Flock (RH Wilson) 16 gimmers, Sportsmans & Mellorvale Flocks (Boden & Davies) 11 gimmers, Strathbogie Flock (J Innes & Sons) 15 gimmers.

BROUGHTON MART Tel: 01229 716308 or 07786 458266 (m) Annual Christmas show and sale of

STORE CATTLE & PRIME LAMBS Monday 3rd December Entries close Monday 26th November

LOCKERBIE MART Tel: 01576 202332 Dispersal sale of

FARM MACHINERY Tuesday 20th November – 11.00am On behalf of M/s Halliday & Son, Capelfoot, Tundergarth, Lockerbie To be held at Lockerbie Mart for convenience of sale Tractors & Vehices: Massey Ferguson 5455 Dyna 4 with MF 940 loader (12 reg 1376hrs); Massey Ferguson 390 12/12 (2397hrs J reg); JCB 520 50 loadall (1175 hrs 10reg); Massey Ferguson 45; Honda 500cc 4wd (19874km); Honda 450cc 4wd (18000km); JCB 3CX (E reg) Full list available on the website.

WELSHPOOL LIVESTOCK CENTRE T: 01228 406230 Saturday 24th November – 11.00am


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BRECON MARKET FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER Christmas Show and Sale of Store Cattle & Cull Cows. Also including Show and Sale of Finished Cattle. Generous sponsorship and special prizes for Fatstock and Store Cattle. Demand will be strong for all types. There was an improved trade in October. More stock required every month to satisfy increased buyers support Catalogue entries close Wednesday 21st November. Details Tel: 01874 622386

FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER Sale of 150 Continental X Suckler Bred Store Cattle together with Show and Sale of 1,500 Store Lambs. Catalogue entries close Thursday 29th November at 5.00pm. Details Tel: 01547 528621

LUDLOW MARKET FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER Sale of 500 Genuine Farmers Store Cattle / 3500 Store Lambs. Also Calves and Weanlings. To include First Part of Dispersal Sale of Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Cattle viz: 20 Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Cows PD In Calf and 1 Breeding Bull. Catalogue entries close Friday 16th November at 5.00pm.

Together with 12 BELTEX IN LAMB GIMMERS Annual Production Sale from the WHATMORE FLOCK (Steve & Sarah Gibbons) Sale at 2.30pm Also SELECT ENTRY OF DUTCH SPOTTED SHEEP Sale at 2.45pm Also Sale of Store Cattle / Sheep SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER Sale of Store Cattle / Store Sheep. Details Tel: 01905 769770


FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER Extra Sale of Store Cattle / Store Sheep. Also Calves and Weanlings. Catalogue entries close Friday 23rd November at 5.00pm. FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER Sale of Store Cattle / Store Sheep. Also Calves and Weanlings and Fodder. Catalogue entries close Friday 7th December at 5.00pm. Details Tel: 01584 872251

SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER 171 PEDIGREE TEXEL FEMALES In Lamb Females Show and Sale for Gloucester Texel Club To include VIRTUAL DISPERSAL Of ATOK FLOCK (D Roddy Jones) Show at 9.30am, Sale at 11.00am Also 70 BLUE TEXELS In Lamb Ewes and Gimmers, Ewe Lambs, Rams Show and Sale for Blue Texel Sheep Society To include FINAL DISPERSAL OF MILLEND FLOCK (Russell & Gill Watkins) Show at 12noon, Sale at 1.45pm


TELEPHONE: 01278 410250. EMAIL: LIVESTOCK@GTH.NET SEDGEMOOR AUCTION CENTRE NORTH PETHERTON, SOMERSET, TA6 6DF (M5, J24) Tuesday 20th November at 11.00am with the Heifer Calves

The November Collective Sale of


I 72 Freshly Calved Holstein Cows & Heifers from Ashlea, Cocklake (Dispersal, British Friesians), Courtway (Dispersal), Dinnaton, Dandi, Gorwyn, Huntlodge, RR & KA Heal (Dispersal), Keevil, Mendip, Newmead, MC Powell & Wapley I To include The Dispersal Sale of 81 Holstein Friesians Comp: 37 Dairy Cows & Heifers Inmilk &/or Incalf; 5 Grazing Cows; 8 Incalf; 7 Bulling; 12 Yearling Heifers; 11 Heifer Calves & 1 Pedigree Hereford Bull from SR & KJ Knight (removed from Brean Down Farm, Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset) I 32 Incalf Heifers from Dandi (Dispersal December 2017) & Tegan (Herd Av: 11,426 kgs; 4.05% BF; 3.20%P) I 5 Bulling Heifers from Designer I 11 Heifer Calves from Pensdown & Yardhayes

KINGTON MARKET TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER Sale of Store Cattle inc. Feeding Cows, Bulls and Cows with Calves. Catalogue entries close Tuesday 3rd December at 5.00pm. Details Tel: 01544 236316

McCARTNEYS FATSTOCK MARKETS Ludlow Brecon Worcester Knighton & Kington

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Wednesday 21st November – 7am – Sale of Cast Ewes & Rams. 9am – Sale of Prime Lambs. Monday 26th November Sale of Store Cattle & Feeding Bulls, Breeding Cattle and the Latter Sale of Sucklers Entries close noon Monday 19th November Friday 7th December On Site Sale of Tractors, Machinery, Implements, Livestock Equipment and Small Tools- all entries to the mart office Christmas Primestock Show & Sales Monday 26th November – Prime Cattle Wednesday 5th December – Prime Sheep Schedules Available – Please Advise Entries

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Variety, the spice of auction life Talk of changing times with Alastair Sneddon


his column gives the auctioneer the opportunity to comment upon trade and those factors that affect it, with this year’s most popular topics being the weather and the unfolding – or should I say unravelling – shambles that is Brexit. But whatever we think about these issues, the one thing we cannot do is change them. We can only work with circumstances as we find them, using the philosophy of Mr Ramsbottom who, after his son Albert had been eaten by the lion, exclaimed ‘What cannot be helped must be endured’. I have been an auctioneer at Bakewell for more than 40 years and time has not eroded my view that the auction system is as relevant and effective today as it has ever been. The view from my rostrum is

usually the store cattle ring at Bakewell in Derbyshire’s Peak District and the stock I sell comes from the varied geography of that region, which ranges from relative ‘milk and honey’ to some of the harshest terrain anywhere in the UK. The result of this great variation in environment is that the stock varies enormously too. One week recently, the price of steers ranged massively – an indication of the variety of breed, age, size and condition on offer. This year the cold winter and dry summer have exacerbated this, with some examples of ‘bovine bonsai’, where animals have remained small in relation to their age. What is remarkable, bearing all this in mind, is the auction system mechanism ensures each and every animal in the day’s entry finds a buyer to whom that animal is more valuable than it is to anyone else, i.e. he is prepared to pay the most for it. We operate a pay on the day ‘green’ market, so on those rare occasions,

Alastair Sneddon

a vendor can say ‘no’ and take stock home. Most prefer a cheque. We are paid on and in proportion to results and our interests and the vendors’ are inextricably entwined. Not all marketing arrangements can make the same claim. And if you thought my view was stuck in some golden age of waistcoats and watch chains, markets today have done more than move with the times. The market world has not been slow to adopt new technology which provides transparency

and traceability other parts of the food industry can only dream about. To change the subject, with what appears to be a downward spiral of lamb consumption in this country and the eating of red meat under fire, the industry is badly in need of more promotion; something we hope will be emphasised in the current AHDB consultation. We might need a new angle. The British public gives every indication it likes the look of our ‘green and pleasant land’, so rather than buy ‘proteins’ factory farmed, what about a campaign to ‘invest in the landscape’, make people feel good about eating lamb and know that, by doing so, they are doing their bit to maintain the fabric of the countryside. Senior and managing partner Alastair Sneddon is based at the Bakewell office of Bagshaws land and estate agents, surveyors, valuers and auctioneers. Call 01629 812 777 or email alastair.

Brockholes Arms Auction Mart

Claughton On Brock, Preston PR3 0PH 01995 640280 Tuesday 20th November, 2018

8.45am Prime Lambs to £88 & Cast Ewes to £96 10.30am Fat Bulls & Prime Cattle to 224p/kg Followed by Store Cattle to £1,000 11.30am Rearing Calves to £380

LONGTOWN MART Tel (01228) 791215 Primestock Every Thursday

Wednesday 21st November, 2018

Monday 19th November Tractors, Implements & Machinery, Building & Farm Equipment & Tools. See website and facebook for details and pictures. Small tools & equipment at 10.30am, machinery & implements at 11.00am.

10.30am OTM Cattle Sale Followed by TB Exempt Cattle

Christmas Shows & Sales 2018

Tuesday 27th November - Calf Show Wednesday 28th November - OTM Show Tuesday 4th December - Fat Cattle & Lamb Show

Tuesday 20th November at 10.30am Fortnightly Sale of 80 Store Cattle Weekly Sale of 5,000 Store Lambs & Feeding Ewes


DUMFRIES MART Tel (01387) 279495


Primestock Every Wednesday Saturday 24th November at 10.30am 218 Dairy Cattle Dispersal 218 From Longrigg, Torthorwald 160 Holstein Friesian & Montbeliarde Stock Cows 18 In Calf Heifers & 40 Bulling Heifers & Heifer Stirks TB4, BVD Ind Tested. Catalogues in preparation



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LANCASTER AUCTION MART Tel: 01524 63308 Monday 19th November

9am 1000 PRIME LAMBS & 200 CAST & FEEDING SHEEP Tuesday 20th November at 11.15am Monthly Sale of 55 DAIRY CATTLE Including entries from Berryholme, Carwood, Danhamhill, Enchanted, Kirkwood, Lords Plain, Lupton Hall, Pennine, Quernmore, Ravenscar, Robanne, Stardale, Sanderson, Tomlinson, Whitecarr, Wyredale In Conjunction with the Hassall Brothers Friday 23rd November 10.15am 80 REARING CALVES 10.15am 100 CAST/OTM CATTLE 11.15am 350 STORE CATTLE Last Wk Blks to £1340 & Hfrs to £1090 Friday 30th November – Sale of 100 STIRKS Entries close Monday 26th November at 2pm

J36 RURAL AUCTION CENTRE Tel: 015395 66200 Tuesday 20th November 1pm 1500 PRIME LAMBS & 750 CAST & FEEDING SHEEP Thursday 22nd November at 11am Fortnightly Sale of 3000 STORE LAMBS Sale day entries welcome ballot drawn 10 minutes prior to sale Tuesday 27th November at 10.30am – Fortnightly Sale of PRIME PIGS Thursday 29th November at 10.15am Fortnightly Sale of CALVES, CAST/OTM COWS & STORE CATTLE Entries close Wednesday 21st November Saturday 1st December 10.30am Monthly Sale of MACHINERY, TOOLS & EQUIPMENT Please advise the office of entries for advertisement 11am Sale of POULTRY, WATERFOWL & EQUIPMENT 11am PLANTS, TREES & SHRUBS

SPONSORED COMPETITION Here we announce the winners for the 2018 Sheep Stockjudging competition. How well did you do?

Sheep stockjudging winners announced


he winners of the Suffolk Sheep Society-sponsored stockjudging competition, which ran in Farmers Guardian, have been announced and in first place, winning the £250 prize, was Michael Pugh, Clifford, Hereford. The judge, Suffolk Sheep Society chief executive Robin Mcllarth, said: “I placed B first as it was the best unit. The lambs were of excellent carcase quality with great skins and represented the dual role of the Suffolk in producing a top food chain animal and a breeding female. “X was a very close second and also a cracking unit, but one of the lambs was quite dark of its wool. While A in third was a very nice unit, the lambs out of the halfbred were stronger of the bone with bigger heads and so probably would not kill Animal





out as well as the lambs in B and X. “I placed Y fourth as the lambs were not a pair and lacked the carcase of the lambs in the first units. “All four were a great example of the versatility of the Suffolk as a terminal and a maternal sire.” The runners-up receiving Suffolk Sheep Society merchandise were: n Simon Capewell, Gratwich, Uttoxeter. n William Pugh, Eardisley, Hereford. n Kenneth Powell, Cwmdu, Crickhowell n Bruce Johnson, Unst, Shetland. Animal



On Farm Sale Saturday 17th November 2018 at 10.30am

On Farm Dispersal Sale of Machinery, Livestock Equipment and Implements on behalf of JA & VM Lamb, Conder Green, Lancaster, LA2 0AN Entries include 53 Reg (2004) Renault 446 RX Celtis Tractor (4800hours) with MX 80 Loader, 2017 Suzuki 400 Kingquad 455 hours, 8 foot Ifor Williams Cow Trailer, 25 Solway Recycled Plastic Lambing Pens with bucket holders, lamp holders & Mothering on fronts, Wooden Lamb Adopters, ‘Shepherdess’ Lamb Feeder, Paxtons Feed Troughs, IAE & Bateson Lamb Creep Feeders & Hay Racks, Sheep Handling Race with Extra Gates & General Sheep Handling Equipment, Honda HF 1211 Ride On Lawn Mower, Lamb Weigh Crush, Bale Spike & Grab, 6 Tonne Tipping Trailer, Small Ifor Williams Sheep Trailer, Straw Chopper, Taarup Bed Spread, Cambridge Roller, Bike Trailer and Sprayer, Pressure Washers, Stihl Strimmer, Welder, Cattle/Sheep Clippers, Cattle Weigh Crush, Cattle Clipping Crush, 20 Kirkby Wooden Calf Pens – 10 with wooden slatted floors, Steel Calf Pen Fronts with Bucket Holders, Square Cattle Feeder, Diesel Tanks, Selection of Gates & Sheep Hurdles, Various Small Tools





Items by Permission Portable Cattle Handling System, Connor Pasture Topper, Haybob 360, Amazone 3 Meter Grass Drill, Silky Fertiliser Spreader, Abbey 2600 Gallon Tanker - new Tyres, Lely 3 Meter Front Mower, Vicon 4 Meter Grain Drill, Folding Ring Roller, 3 Meter Discs as New Please see website for full list and photos. For more information contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472

For Sale Privately 35 Organic Continental Suckler Bullock & Heifer Calves 6-8mo Contact Matthew Probert on 07540 446667

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Collective Sale of Pedigree and Commercial Dairy Cattle from leading UK herds. Featuring the Western Holstein Club’s


Final Entries for cataloguing for this Sale by Tuesday 20th November to 01829 262120 This Month End Sale will also include… A CROSSBRED DAIRY HERD DISPERSAL


Being the Entire Dispersal of Extensive Crossbred Dairy Cattle, the property of G A Richardson & Son, Lodge Farm, Moorsbarrow, Middlewich, Cheshire. The Sale comprises some 70 Milking Cows and Heifers all currently in milk. Primarily British Friesian, along with the following breeds and/or Crosses: British Friesian, Holstein, Ayrshire, Jersey, Shorthorn, Brown Swiss. The herd is managed strictly commercially; milked twice daily through Herringbone parlour where they receive a top up concentrate according to yield; grass silage and a blend at the barrier; cubicle housed in winter. The age profile is very favourable with over 40 milking with their 4th calf or younger. They ore Sheep Sales follow an all year round calving pattern having been continuously running with the Shorthorn Bull. Herd average at the latest bulk sample 4.33% 3.47% CC140. Johnes Screened, NO Vaccinations (No evidence). TB 6 months with Pre-movement Test on 22nd October.


KELVIN VIEW, ASHTON LANE, ASHTON £345,000 Subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction A well-presented three bedroom detached bungalow that benefits from ample parking, a large garden and rural views. Enquiries to Tarporley Office 01829 731300

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Bakewell Market Results Monday 12th November 2018

639 Cattle, 1,734 Sheep

388 Store & Breeding Cattle: Strs to £1,115, Hfrs to £1,195. Feeding Bulls to £775, Cow & Calf Outfits, £1,510. 84 Finished Cattle to 240p & £1,675, Hfr ave 187.5p 98 OTM Cattle & Feeding Cows to 162p & £1,399 Overall average 103.3p 69 Calves: Bulls to £398, Hfrs to £228 1,016 Lambs to 210p/kg & £94.56 SQQ average 173.2p, 716 Cull Sheep , Ewes to £110 Overall average £53.23

See the full report on Marketing advice or any questions call Alastair on 07973 982441, Ivor on 07977 449126 Oliver on 07801 530899, Peter on 07973 982443

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 2nd December Christmas Primestock Show & Carol Service Monday 3rd December Christmas Primestock Sale Friday 14th December 2018 Final Round up of Store Sheep Entries Close: 29th November

* 4 i/c Cows * 2 Stock Bulls, Limousin & Beef Shorthorn *17 Ped Red Poll Hfrs, 30 mnths To book in for any Monday sale call 01629 812777 by 12 noon the Friday before. PLEASE NOTE: STAFF ARE ON HAND TO ASSIST WITH UNLOADING IN THE CATTLE SECTION FROM 7.00AM

Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale Sale for all types of sheep Delivery & Weighing from 9am & Sale at 12 Noon

Dispersal Sales Saturday 1st December 2018, 10:30am Nursery Fields Farm Monyash, Derbyshire, DE45 1JJ Massey Ferguson 5465, 6455 & 135 Manitou MLT 627 Turbo Telehandler (09) Massey Ferguson 8947 Xtra Telehandler (09) Suzuki 250cc Petrol Quad Bike Siloking Diet Feeder, Abbey Tanker Monday 19th November Trailers, Machinery Livestock Equipment, Sundries & Effects Catalogues are available from Uttoxeter 01889 562811,Email: Ashbourne 01335 342201 Bakewell 01629 812777 Forthcoming Fixtures Derby 01332 200147

Leek Penkridge Uttoxeter

Every Monday, 11am For the latest information and a copy of the "Early Warning List" please check our website and facebook page. Full details of the coming Mondays entries are available on a Friday afternoon. Already entered for Monday 19th November 5 Ped AA Cows, PD i/c 150+ Strs & Hfrs including named Hereford & A Angus HPLS Beef Breeding Cattle moved from 16th Nov to Monday 19th November in with regular Monday Store Cattle: * 52 in calf Heifers from JW & RG Ede, Youlgreave. * Production Sale of Pedigree Hfd Cattle, The Lower Hurst Herd, Hartington, comprising: 2 Ped Hfd Cows with Hfr Calves at Foot 2 Ped Hfd Bulls Born March 2017 6 Ped Hfd Bulling Hfrs, Born 2016, (see photo below)

Bakewell Store Sheep Sales Store Sheep Friday 23rd November 10.30am 3217 Store Sheep 3069 Lambs 148 Breeding Sheep Don’t forget Bakewell is GREEN EVERY WEEK

01538 398466 01785 716600 01889 562811

Email: Friday 23rd November at 11am

Farm Sale: at Newmills Farm, Lauder, TD2 6PE on behalf of D & J Waldie. Due to a change of farming policy. 4 Combines; 6 Tractors; 1 Forklift; 1 Excavator; 4 Drills; 4 Muck Spreaders etc etc Farm Sale: On behalf of C & N Anderson, Boon Farm, Lauder – Also being held at Newmills for convenience of sale. 3 Tractors, 1 Forklift, 1 Drill, 4 Trailers, 1 Baler, 3 Quads etc etc. Inputs: 4 Combines; 9 Tractors; 2 Forklifts etc etc.

For full listings please visit our website and Facebook page. Logan Brown 07971 185657: Brian Ruthven 07721 558795: James Logan 07976 634669: Emma James: 07917 611169. Berwick Office 01289 306067.

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20 Limousin Strs & Hfrs, 11-16mo Kexborough Farms 8 BBx & Limx Bulls, 8mo, S & P Padfield 8 Contx Str, Hfr & Bulls 9mth AL Padfield 17 Limx Strs & Hfrs, 11mo, JD Plewes 10 AAx strs, 16mo, J Harrison 5 Sim bulls, 10mo, WJ Hollingsworth 6 Contx hfrs, J Hannath 10 BBx hfrs, 12mo, A Beattie 250 Store Pigs & Sows 200 Store Sheep PIGS 9.15am SHEEP 9.45am CATTLE 10.45am WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER Dedicated Slaughter Market

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01757 703347 (Market Office) Richard Haigh: 07768 594535

HAWES, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL8 3NP Saturday 17th November Christmas Show & Sale of 150 Store Cattle, Beef Breeding Cattle & Cull Cows. Judging 9am. Sale at 10.30am. Tuesday 20th November 2000 Prime Lambs at 10am Opening Sale of Correct & Cast Rams 400 Cast Ewes to follow 500 Store Lambs at 12noon On behalf of N Moore, Hawes. Farm Sale at Hawes Auction Mart at 12.30pm. Including MF390 & loader & MF4345. See website for details. Tuesday 11th December Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Lambs to include 2 classes (single continental & single native breed lamb) for Young Farmers Members also Christmas Show & Sale of Calves. Telephone: 01969 667207, 015396 20895, 07974 126397 or 01833 622240

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Saturday 17 November

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12noon 250-300 FARMERS STIRKS

Thursday 22 November Weekly sale 10.30am 100 PRIME CATTLE, 100 CULL Wednesday 21 November 10.30am CHRISTMAS CALF SHOW 12noon 100-150 Rearing Calves followed by 4pm 2000 Cast Ewes 6pm 3000 Lambs 12.30pm 150 STIRKS 11.30am 40 DAIRY CATTLE inc 4 I/C hfrs G&B ONE AUCTION MART SHARE Potter, 8 NC cows & hfrs MJ Fell Ltd To Be Sold by Auction in the Top Ring at 7.30pm 1.00pm 1000 PRIME SHEEP & CULL EWES Tuesday 27 November



Saturday 24 November



Last buying day for Young Handlers’ over wintering Cattle event 10.30am CHRISTMAS SHOW OF LAMBS

Classes for Pedigree & Non-Pedigree BREEDING & STORE PIG Newly Calved & In Calf Dairy Cattle 9.30am CULL EWES & PRIME LAMBS CHRISTMAS SHOW & SALE OF 10.30am BREEDING SHEEP & STORE LAMBS SALE OF BORDER FINE ARTS LONG WOOLED PRIME LAMBS (Pens of 5) Catalogue on the web 01200 441351

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Saturday 8 December

CHRISTMAS SHOW & SALE OF CULL COWS COLLECTIVE BREEDING BULL SALE SALE OF SUCKLER BREEDING CATTLE Wednesday 12 December CHRISTMAS SHOW & SALE OF R.A.B.I. CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT STORE CATTLE & FEEDING BULLS Entries for catalogue close Mon 26th November CHRISTMAS LIVESTOCK SHOWS 2018 Thurs 6 Dec STIRKS, DUGDALE DAIRY & Wednesday 12 December PRIME BEEF CATTLE For the late William Mashiter T/A W&R Mashiter Sat 8 Dec PRIME LAMBS Disp Sale of 40 Friesian x Holstein Dairy Cattle Thurs 13 Dec CULL CATTLE & FAT SHEEP Thurs 20 Dec COGENT PEDIGREE DAIRY Inc 25 In Milk, 5 Dry Cows & 10 I/C Hfrs

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5 Bulls 3 Females 1 Recipient with Embryo Calf ALSO THIS DAY - THE WALES AND BORDERS CLUB OPEN CALF SHOW – Approx. 11am Followed by parade of cattle – Sale at approx. 12.30pm

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GENUINE FARM DISPERSAL SALE ON SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2018 AT 11AM AT LOWER COURT, CLIFFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE. HR3 5ER ON BEHALF OF MR & MRS C. COMPTON Genuine Farm Machinery Dispersal Sale. A terrific range of quality machinery from a noted arable and former Dairy Farm. Tractors, Vehicles & Trailers - John Deere 6155R Vario, Year 2016, 40K, 2703 Hrs, Top Spec., Guidance Satellite System with 26/30 Screen with Auto Track activation and licence to drive straight. 6000 Dome/Receiver (updated 2018) with SF3 Activation and licence. Section control activation on screen, A set of Row Crop Wheels to fit John Deere, John Deere Front Weights, John Deere 4650 E-Reg, 4WD, 6 Cyl 160hps, 3700hrs, Air Con, Pickup Hitch, John Deere Combine 2256 Hill Master S Reg (1999), 16ft Header, Straw Chopper and Manual Rake Knife. 3 Speed Hydro, Drum Hours 2389hrs, Overall Hours 2842hrs. John Deere Gator 4wd (2013), AW 8t Trailer Twin Axle (2002), AW 10t Trailer Twin Axle (2010), Gamic Flatbed Trailer with sides 8ft x 5ft, Ifor Williams Flatbed Trailer Twin Axle with sides 12ft, Quad Stock Trailer. Arable Implements & Machinery - Sulky X40+ ECONOV Fertiliser Spinner Year 2017, Complete with Weigh Cell, Section Control and Headland Management System, Isobus Control & Hydraulic Sheet, Amazone Catros 3001 3metre Discs (2006), Twose “FP 300 Original” Furrow Press (Front & Rear Linkage), Amazone AD-P-303 Special Combination 3 metre Disc Drill (2012), Amazone UG2200 Nova Trailed PTO Sprayer 21ft Year 2004, Complete with Row Crop Wheels and set of 520/38 Ord Wheels, Pottinger “Servo 35 S Plus” 5 Furrow Reversible Plough Year 2017, Hydraulic Front Furrow, Hydraulic Variable Width plus arms for Furrow Press, Furrow Press for 5x16inch furrows, Spaldings Sub Surface Cultivator Flat Lift Four leg Shear Bolt with Hydraulic Packer Roller. Model No: 12825, Danagri 3S Farm Fans Corn Drier Model CFAB270, Year 2010, 6/7 tonne capacity. To be sold in situ complete with 20ft Auger and motor, Flight and Chain Genus Elevator, Chaff Cleaner and quantity of 10 inch ducting. Cambridge Rolls, Twose Folding Rolls 1995, Logic Spring 2 Wheel Grass Harrows For Quad or Gator, Grass Harrows Folding, Grain Bucket to fit loadall, Moisture Meters, 2 x Corn Funnels with fan motors, Crow Banger with timed delay (Gas), 4 x Circular Metal Grain Storage Bins (corrugated) To be sold in situ with storage capacity of 85 tonnes of Wheat each, 2 x Electric Blowers for grain bins (one hot air, one cold air), A selection of 8 inch and 6 inch Augers plus auger on stand and wheels, Electric Sweep Auger, Quad Grass Seed Spinner, Stocks Slug Pellet Spinner (in test) Pro 65 Vario Speed, Stocks Slug Pelleter (spares). Livestock Equipment - Electric Fencing etc, Qty of Metal Galvanised Gates, Saddlery, Bray Breeding Calendar complete with Magnets, Collection of Hereford Herd Books, Collection of Glass Milking Jars, Large Qty of single Strand Wire, Various Vermin Traps, Bird Feeders, Pheasant Feeders, Larson Traps, 3 x IBC Containers in Frames, Galvanised Water Tanks, Wooden Sheep Dunker for Dipping Tub. General Equipment, Tools and Misc items - Qty of Misc agricultural, mechanical and garden hand tools, Electric Band Saw IMP Duel Speed, Myford Metal Laythe, Honda Petrol Generator 8.0 GX240 on Wheels, Honda Water Pump, Submersible Motor Pump, Selection of Electric Hand Tools, Compressor, Petrol Chainsaw, Big Brute Vacuum Cleaner, Petrol Leaf Blower, Small 12v Battery Charger, Diesel Bowser in frame & on Wheels, Qty of Electric Reels, Tilly Lamps, Manual Hand Pull Clay Trap plus Clays, Copper Water Tank, Large Length of Blue Alkathene Piping 50m+, Gas Heater, Knapsack Sprayer, Orange Squash Containers x 3, Drainage Rods, Large Night Storage Heater, Gas Superser, Bottle Jack, Vintage Hand Seed Drill, Surveyors Measuring Chain, Balmoral Bunded Diesel Tank with Electric Pump, 2500ltr Bunded Derv Tank (no pump), 4 x Disused Steel Diesel Tanks, Fire Extinguishers, Qty of Scrap. Farmhouse & Garden Furniture - Outdoor Patio Gas Freestanding Heater, Large selection of wooden and white Garden Furniture to include loungers, Antique Cast Iron Bath, Tea Chests, Farmhouse Rocking Chairs, Collection of Wooden Chairs & Tables, Selection of Wooden Cabinets, Mirrors etc, Pool/Billards Table (folding) complete with cues and balls, 2 x Golf Clubs and Trolley, 3 x Sets Vintage Antique Wooden Skis (1920’s) with Crampons, Step Ladders, Tree Guards, Garden Hose Reels, Grindstone, Selection of Metal Filing Cabinets and Metal Shelving, Large Quantity of planked Timber - (Seasoned Elm & Oak Dry Stored), Qty of Chitting Trays, Polly Tunnel (Dismantled). BY KIND PERMISSION - Skid Steer Loader Bucket 5’6” wide to fit Case/New Holland, Marshall Rear Discharge Muck Spreader, Twose Topper 10ft 3 Rota. Catalogues available from the Hay Office 01497 822522 or CONTACT: MATTHEW NICHOLLS 07811 521 267 / 01497 822 522

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15-16 John Deere 6140R & 6150R (Low Hours) - choice

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MF 38 Combine, 20ft header (1996); MF 6290 Power Control 4wd, Y reg; MF 6480 Dyna-6 4wd, ‘58; Mercedes 814 Cattle/Horse Waggon, L reg; Bailey 12t, Griffiths 10t, Webcox 8t & Norton 8t Grain Trailers; 2 x Bale Trailers; I. Williams flat bed Trailer; Opico GT Quiet 375 mobile Grain Drier; Dowdeswell DP10 5F rev Plough; MF 3.6m trailed Discs; Knoche Weaving 7 leg 3m Cultivator; Blanch pig tail & D Brown Cultivators; Kverneland S tine Harrows; Vaderstad 6.2m Rolls; Weaving 6m tined Drill; Einbock 6m Grass Harrows; Vicon X624T Mower Conditioner (2011); Lely Welger RP160V Xtra Round Baler (2017); PZ Haybob; McHale 991BC Bale Wrapper (2013); Cherry Round Bale Grab; Flat 8 Grab & Sledge; 56 Bale Carrier; Kidd Topper; Amazone ZA-M Compact Fert Spreader; Weaving Aguirre mounted Sprayer (2014), Potato Planter; Bomford B577 Hedgecutter; Teagle rear Muck Spreader; Albutt Push Pull Yard Scraper; Bucket; Parmiter Shear Grab; MEU Grain Fan; Metal Container /Chemical Store; McConnell PTO Sawbench; IAE Cattle Crush, Part Poldenvale Cattle Race; Cattle Handling Equipment, Gates, Mangers, Troughs: Fencing equip; Farm & Estate Requisites; Caravan; Fodder – Qty wrapped bales Silage, qty Quad bales Wheat Straw, qty Round bales Barley Straw.

Wednesday 5th December, 2018 at 11.00 a.m. sharp See for full catalogue and photos

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2009 JCB 3CX

2006 CASE Super R

2010 Takeuchi TB080

2014 JCB JS145

2018 ZL08 (unused)

2017 531-70

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THE 68TH MIDSHIRES PRODUCE AUCTION Approx. 5,000 Tonnes on Farms and Estates in the Central Midland Counties To include a comprehensive selection of HAY, HAYLAGE, STRAW & SILAGE IN BALES in all sizes & easily accessible to towns within a 50 mile radius of Rugby Together With: Meadow Hay for Immediate Delivery and By Arrangement Plus: A Complete Dispersal Sale of Nearly New Garage Tools (Approx. 80 Lots) TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION ON TUESDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2018 AT 2.30PM AT Lutterworth Rugby Football Club, Ashby Lane, Bitteswell, Lutterworth, Leics LE17 4LW Catalogues & Information Tel: 01788 564749 7 – 11 Albert Street, Rugby, CV21 2RX

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Sector Board Members Inspiring farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for new members to join its boards. The roles are an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of AHDB against a backdrop of Brexit, global price volatility, technological innovation and changing habits of British shoppers. As a new Board member you will assist your chair in developing strategy. We are seeking industry specialists who will play an active role for their industry and command the respect of their peers. AHDB is funded by the collection of statutory financial levies, which are used to carry out R&D, market intelligence, knowledge exchange, marketing and export activities to support the sectors to become truly world class. We are seeking to recruit: • AHDB Beef & Lamb board – (English Levy Payers) One producer (ideally knowledgeable on upland farming and sheep) and one processor from the supply chain • AHDB Pork board – One processor, one producer and one independent member • AHDB Dairy – Three dairy farmers • AHDB Potatoes – Two or three members to include a focus on marketing and consumer issues, and on seed and export • AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds – Two growers • AHDB Horticulture - One protected ornamentals/bulbs and outdoor flowers expert and one specialist in hardy nursery stock Appointments are for three-year terms from April 2019 and require up to two days per month commitment per year, including attendance at board meetings. Remuneration is currently payable at £256.25 per day plus expenses. Candidates must demonstrate a good working knowledge of their industry sector and have experience of developing and implementing strategy. An information pack with details of how to apply can be obtained from: Closing date: 9am on 23rd November 2018. Please note to apply you must be a British citizen or be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.



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An experienced Shepherd is required for an upland family farm in the Scottish Borders carrying 1800 Cheviot and Cheviot Mule Ewes. Good dogs and attention to detail are essential and the ability to select finished lambs would be an advantage. Good handling and shearing facilities with Kiwi style clipping stand. Comfortable CH 3 bedroom house, 3 miles to the primary and secondary school pick up. Apply with written references to John Tilson, Wedderlie Farmhouse, Gordon, TD3 6NW or apply first by email or call 01578 740246

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Herdsperson with Profit Share – Ref: RSweb1789 A fantastic opportunity has arisen to become part of a successful dairy business milking 450 cows near Newark, Nottinghamshire. We require a very enthusiastic and versatile Herdsperson to help manage the day-day running of this large split block-calving dairy unit. Training and discussion groups encouraged. On-farm 3-bed house available. Please ring Rob Stephenson on 07557 920255. Web: Tel: 01722 323546

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Dairy Sales Manager in Lancashire About the Role The Dairy Sales Manager (DSM) is responsible for managing the development of sales of the Farm Animal Division’s nutritional and health products which will be sold directly to farmers through a network of Area Sales Managers (Dairy Team). Central to the role’s success will be managing the Area Sales Manager (Dairy Team) network to ensure that they: - Adopt the company’s philosophy of achieving sales based on building long term relationships with its customers. This will necessitate a patient but committed approach to following the Phase 1, 2 and 3 sales strategy. - Develop sales based upon detailed analysis of Forage Audits, Rumen Status Audits and additional analytical services, assessing customer needs, providing sound advice, establishing best practice and ensuring excellent product performance. - Develop and maintain a detailed CRM system. Due to this potentially being a national role, the DSM should expect to spend at least two to three nights per week away from home. When not working in the field, the DSM will work from the company’s head office in Lytham. Sales Performance - Achieve the company’s Area Sales Manager (Dairy Team) sales plan. - Make regular weekly contact with the Area Sales Manager (Dairy Team) network via personal visit or telephone contact Dual Calling - Work in the field with the Area Sales Managers (Dairy Team), providing them with selling skills and complete knowledge on how to sell our products and giving verbal and written feedback after each visit. Sales Training - Provide sales training to the Area Sales Manager (Dairy Team) network. - Keep the Area Sales Manager (Dairy Team) team up to date on competitor developments.

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Livestock Technical Manager- Homebased Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a leading provider of feed, food and drink audit and certification services within the UK and internationally. We are proud to provide services for Livestock focused clients such as Quality Meat Scotland, Red Tractor and Arla. We are seeking a highly motivated Livestock Technical Manager to join our team with a background particularly in dairy, cattle and sheep production but pig and poultry experience is advantageous. You will be able to demonstrate at least 10 years’ experience in the UK livestock technical sector providing expertise on production systems, including data management and presentation. You will have a distinct advantage, if you have been involved, as part of your career, in providing technical advice or auditing on legislation, codes of practice and industry based quality standards for production. Given LR’s rapidly expanding international services you may from time to time be required to travel internationally to client sites to provide technical expertise as part of our service offer. This is a home-based role, with visits to LR offices (primarily Edinburgh and Birmingham) as required. We can offer a highly competitive package to the right candidate.

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Graduate/Newly Qualified Vacancy Farm & Environment Adviser in Cumbria Mitchells Auction Co. Ltd. is a long established auctioneering firm (established 1873) that has diversified over the years. The Company now has two business locations; a modern livestock market on the edge of Cockermouth with associated rural professional services and a furniture and fine art auction house with contemporary coffee shop in the town centre. It is within the specialist Farm Advisory & Environmental Consultancy department that we are looking to hire a Farm Adviser. We engage in all aspects of rural practice to provide a ‘one stop shop’ service to our farmer/landowner clients. Our work covers all aspects of government funding such as the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and grant applications, together with all types of regulatory paperwork related to land and agriculture. This department is ever expanding and opportunities will be available for the right person to work in other areas such as compensation, lettings and valuations. We have an opening for a recently qualified graduate with an agriculture/ environment-focused degree or a recently qualified environmental/rural surveyor, RICS Accredited or otherwise, with an excellent knowledge of all government & European funded schemes. The ideal candidate should have experience in delivering on farm advice, a strong working knowledge from within the agriculture industry and excellent GIS, mapping and other essential computer skills. In particular we are looking for somebody who is additionally forward thinking, with the confidence to take the initiative and explore other business opportunities when the situation arises. For more information or to apply for this role please go to

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Pedigree MV Acc Beltex 25 Ewes running with Tup and 15 Ewe Lambs For Sale. 2018 170% Lambing, No Ewe loses and No Cesareans.

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BAILEY FLATT FARM, RED GAP LANE, FAIRFIELD, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, SK17 7JG Lot 1 - Existing stone farmhouse with stone and other farm outbuildings and land extending to 32.25 acres of grassland or thereabouts. EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY with planning permission previously granted for the stone outbuildings to convert into three modern dwellings (recently re submitted). Lot 2 - 48.60 Acres or thereabouts of Grassland Provision of Head of Terms agreed for a Solar Farm to be installed on a block of 23 hectares primarily on Lot 2 to produce a substantial income. Lot 3 - 8.65 Acres or therebouts of Grassland Lot 4 - 17.89 Acres or thereabouts of Grassland Please Apply For Further Details.


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Bank Hall Farm, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JA

For sale by Public Auction, Wednesday 12th December 2018 Attractive, semi detached Grade II listed farmhouse Requiring complete modernisation and improvement 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, outbuildings set in 0.44 acres (0.18 ha)

An exciting opportunity to acquire a diverse and well equipped Holding in the Trough of Bowland. Comprising a stone built two bedroom farmhouse, attached barn, adjacent stone built café, range of three large modern Farmplus general purpose timber frame buildings, insulated education centre building, 5 recently constructed camping pods inc facilities, 62 acres well fenced paddocks and grazing inc woodland with sporting rights, wind turbine, solar panels, borehole water. Viewing: Strictly by appointment only through the Selling Agents. Full details from Sawley office (Ref: JT)



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Land For Sale By Private Treaty Free Range Egg Business, Wrenbury, Cheshire For Sale By Private Treaty Range Egg Business, Wrenbury, Cheshire 23.22 acres Free (9.40 ha) of agricultural land with a fully equipped 10,000 bird free range egg unit with a predator fenced 23.22 acresarea. (9.40 ha) of agricultural land roaming with a fully equipped 10,000 bird free range withfenced the benefit eggThe unitsite withisa sold predator roaming of area.

A valuable block of land adjoining Huntingdon Hall Lane from which access is gained comprising 37 acres of productive grassland and 30 acres of mixed woodland both let out but with the benefit of vacant possession April 2020. The land is offered for sale by private treaty and offers in writing prior to 30 November will be seriously considered. Full details from Sawley office (Ref: RT)


Both with Private & Secure access in picturesque rural surroundings. For sale by Auction (subject to conditions and unless sold previously) in two Lots at Bentham Golf Club, LA2 7AG on Tuesday 7th November at 7.30 pm Full details from the Auctioneers (Ref SJD): Bentham Office Tel: (015242) 61444 Longridge 2 miles

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FAEDRE FAWR, Nr LLANIDLOES, SY17 5RS An attractive upland livestock farm in Mid Wales extending to 150 acres or thereabouts of productive pasture land. Comprising period THREE BEDROOM stone Farmhouse, EXTENSIVE MODERN PORTAL FRAME BUILDINGS together with TRADITIONAL STONE RANGES with potential for alternative uses (subject to planning). £900,000 FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY AS A WHOLE



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planning consent additional 10,000 The site is sold with for the an benefit of planning bird free egg unit10,000 and associated consent for range an additional bird free facilities. range egg unit and associated facilities.

Land off Tattenhall Lane, Tattenhall, Cheshire, CH3 9NH A substantial block of productive Land off Tattenhall Lane, Tattenhall, Cheshire, CH3 9NH agricultural land extending to 35.61 acres (14.41ha). A substantial block of productive agricultural The is well to arable cropping, landland extending to suited 35.61 acres (14.41ha). pasture land or equine. The land is well suited to arable cropping, pasture land or equine.

Low End Farm, Apple Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 3AT

A dairy farm with a farmhouse, traditional Low End Farm, Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 3AT buildings and 194.72 acresApple (78.80 ha) of agricultural land for sale in three lots: A Lot dairy1 -farm with a farmhouse, farmhouse, buildings &traditional 120.36 acres buildings 194.72 acres (78.80 ha) ofacres agriLot 2 and - land extending to 25.50 cultural land for sale in three to lots:48.84 acres Lot 3land extending Lot 1 - farmhouse, buildings & 120.36 acres The buildings include a 7:14 swingover Lot 2 - land extending to 25.50 acres parlour with housing for 230 cows Lot 3- land extending to 48.84 acres

(inc. 136 cubicles).

The buildings include a 7:14 swingover parlour with housing forDeeside 230 cows (inc.Farm, 136 cubicles). Holt,

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Deeside Farm is a charming small holding Deeside Farm, Holt, Wrexham, LL13 9YF situated in an idyllic and desirable location, nestled between the River Dee and the Deeside Farm is a charming small holding village of Holt. situated in an idyllic and desirable location, nestled between the River Dee and the village The smallholding includes: a Grade 2 listed of 4Holt. bedroom farmhouse with gardens, ansmallholding orchard, Cottage/Annex, of The includes: a Gradea2range listed 4bedroom farmhouse gardens,buildings, an traditional red brickwith agricultural orchard, Cottage/Annex, a range traditional a collection of timber pole ofbarns and red brick agricultural collection of approximately 11buildings, acres ofa permanent timber pole barns and approximately 11 acres pasture. Deeside Farm is an attractive of permanent pasture. Deeside Farm is an development proposition. attractive development proposition.

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uring the last 12-24 months, we have seen high demand for small blocks of land from a range of buyers, including investors, recreationalists and neighbouring farmers who are keen to extend their acreage. At our recent property auctions, we have found that wooded areas and small parcels of land are in high demand. There has also been strong interest in accommodation land, woodland, dwellings and riparian strips. As farms and estates have been split up and left to beneficiaries, it is not uncommon to find small, isolated blocks, which are not always seen by their owners as a truly welcome gift. With rising fuel costs, overbearing movement paperwork and increasing pressures on time, these outliers are also often not

the most profitable. They can also be a liability and hard to police for trespassers and fly-tipping. As always, there are neighbouring landowners and farmers looking to extend and enhance their acreages, but the two other notable type of purchasers are the investors, and people from towns and cities who cannot afford to buy large areas of garden space and who are willing to travel to secure their pony paddock, rural retreat or source of wood fuel. Land with a small watercourse is very popular with families as it gives them their own wonderful, private place in the great outdoors to barbecue, go fishing or for the children to play in – even better if it has a small outbuilding for the horse or pony. Land adjacent to houses can be worth a premium as it can increase the neighbouring house values. However, Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 Open Access designation can impact the level of interest. On the other hand, prop-

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Offered for sale by private bargain grazing farm extending to 119 Acres or thereby along with dwellinghouse and steading All in need of upgrading LANDS OF GREENCRAIG AVONBANK BY STIRLING Offered for sale by private bargain block of grazing land extending to 58.68 Acres or thereby For further details, please contact the Property and Estates Department Lawrie & Symington Ltd, Lanark Agricultural Centre, Muirglen, Lanark, ML11 9AX Tel: 01555 662281 Fax: 01555 665638/665100 Email: Web:

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erties with sporting rights included are more highly sought-after than those without. Small woodlands can be of interest to companies looking to plant small areas for carbon credits. Furthermore, there is the added benefit there are currently some good woodland grants available for tree planting and management. Recent examples of buoyant sales include a 0.30-hectare (0.75acre) woodland near Kendal that sold for £26,000, having been

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guided about £15,000 and a 0.40ha (1.4-acre) pony paddock, originally guided at £20,000, selling for £35,000. As we are based in Cumbria, amenity land fetches a premium as there are so many people just wanting to secure their own piece of the Lake District Unesco World Heritage Site. However, all of our offices have individuals constantly on the look-out for small areas of land away from built-up areas. So, if you would like to sell your own paddock or wood, make sure you gift wrap it for the potential purchasers. A properly presented and planned package will realise the best possible sale price. These are exciting and affordable opportunities for many people and they are becoming increasingly few and far between.

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Agricultural Replacement Parts & Accessories BEST PRICES FOR Forage Harvester spares (all makes) Rakes, Tedders, Mowers, Parts (all makes) Round Baler belting, Combine Parts (all makes) Filter kits for SPFH (all makes), Tractors (all makes) BREAKING FOR SPARES CLAAS QUADRANT 1200 & CLAAS SPFH ALL MODELS


7290R 10 wks £ 820 p/w 6215R 10 wks £ 642 p/w 6155R 10 wks £ 480 p/w 6130R 10 wks £ 360 p/w 13” WOOD CHIPPERS Tractor & Machinery Transport

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BREAKING MASSEY 699, 575, 3070, 3080, 3095, 2645, 6140, 3680 & 8120 Also tractors wanted for breaking Tel: 07710 153603 W.Yorks

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Replacement tractor parts Direct to your door Phone for best quotes Mob: 07971 243668 or 01545 570 810

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Enviroseal provide a complete range of products for slurry storage SLURRY LAGOON LINERS Comprehensive 25 year warranty Materials meet EA and SEPA requirements Installed and tested by certified technicians


Keeps rainwater out of slurry Reduces odour from lagoons Covers comply with EA and SSAFO legislation





- With a complete range of equipment we can help you create the ideal solution or update your current system - Fully Galvanised - Robust Quality - Reliable Support - British Manufactured

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Comprehensive Range of Spare Parts Available For All Types Of Slurry Machinery Head Office: Stoneleigh Park, Station Rd, Holme, Nr Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1HR t: 01695 228626

‘HOT & COLD PRESSURE WASHERS & AIR COMPRESSORS’ Professional Cold Water Pressure Washers, Hot Water Pressure Washers, Electric Pressure Washers, Petrol Pressure Washer or Diesel Pressure Washers, you’ll be sure to find the best deals here and we won’t be beaten on price!

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BOBCATS For sale used

and reconditioned. New and used spare parts. - Tel: 01495 237888 or 07793 744622(evenings)


& Diesel Generator Specialist. Quality new & used. Est 25 yrs. JSPUK LTD. Tel: 01432 353050 (T)


GENERATOR HIRE Short or Long Term Competitive Quotes P. Cowell & Sons Telephone: 01772 653569



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15 MF 7618 dyna 6 50k, air breaks, 650 tyres, 2670 hours...........................£52,750 13 MF 7618 dyna 6 50k, Front links, PTO air breaks .....................................£39,750 61 MF 4270 4WD 3405 hours, sound tractor ..................................................£14,750 11 MF 6480 50k Front links, new tyres, v.tidy.................................................£33,750 07 MF 6480 CCLS hydraulic cab sus, tidy ................................................... POA MF250 c/w Power steering, new tyres, no cab ......................................... £8,750 S MF 135 Flexi-Cab, 3660hrs, genuine ......................................................... POA K Ford 3000 c/w re-spray & new parts, no cab ........................................ £5,250 R JCB 526S Loadall Farm Special, very tidy..................................................£17,750 16 Manitou MLT 629 2670 hours ......................................................................£38,750 66 Manitou MLT 735 Elite 675 hours only .......................................................£55,500 15 MANITOU MLT 629 Elite, low hours, v tidy ............................................. POA 17 BROUGHAN 16T silage trailer, full spec, choice of 3 .............. from £15,750 HI-SPEC T20 twin tub diet feeder, cheap to clear .................................... £3,750 NEW STRIMECH 7’6 muck grab, c/w, hardox tines + manitou brackets ........ POA Selection of yard scrapper tractors........................................................ From £3,000 NEW Umbilical heavy duty gal splash plates .......................................From £2,950

PAUL WHITTINGHAM 07713 128783 DAN WHITTINGHAM 07791 527935 Farmers Guardian Add 14/11/2018 Knight Mounted Sprayer

2008 1200 litre, 12/24 Meter wide cab version, RDS rate controller, Raven auto section control (GPS Antenna required), Years NSTS Graham on 07860618903


York Used Stock

Many more ring for details 2006 Honda 250TE6 4x2 GC good tyres £1,750.00 2004 Honda 350FM4 4x4 GC good tyres £2,250.00 2016 Honda 500FM2 4x4 GC P/S new tyres £5,000.00 2016 Honda 500FM2 4x4x2 VGC R/L 66 Reg. £5,250.00

Hawes Used Stock

ATV Tyres in Stock 2014 Honda 420FM1 4x4x2 GC good tyres £3,850.00 2013 Honda 500FPA 4x4x2 Auto P/S 63 reg. £4,250.00 2015 Honda 500FM1 4x4x2 GC Manual gears £5,150.00 2016 Honda 500FM2 4x4x2 GC P/S 16 Reg. £5,350.00 All our Used machines are subject to VAT and come with Guarantee

Contact: Tom Taylor @ York

Tel: 01904 758105

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Large range of other machinery in stock PX & delivery taken • Tel 01889 500 572 - 07860715642 2007 Kuhn Euromix 1070 single auger tub mixer, side elevator, electric controls, very good order. £52500

SR Schuitemaker Feedo 60, done very little work, must be seen. ................ ............... £3450

Marshall MS60 rotor spreader, wide tyres, off small farm, excellent order. .......................... ............... £2950

2012 Major 1500g slurry tanker, sprung draw bar, wide 550 tyres, only done 25 loads, as new .. £5450

2012 AG 150 saw dust/sand dispenser, removable 3 point linkage kit, excellent order ...... £1995 2007 Abbey 2250R slurry tanker, 28.1x26 tyres, sprung draw bar, good condition. ......... ............... £5950

2012 Bailey 12 ton trailer, hyd. door, sprung drawer bar, 550 tyres, very tidy.............. ................£8995.

2007/2 Teagle 4040 silage/ straw choppers, very good order, choice of two. ................... .............. £2495

New West dual spreaders, very keen deals, part ex welcome. .... .......................... .......................... ................£POA


T: 01200 441247 ATV TRAILERS Tup

and calf canopy road trailers and sheep feeders- Tel: Swaledale ATV 01282 614321 or 07836 315254 Nationwide



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Jcb 527-58 Loadall

Year 2016, 4000 hours, tyres 50%, tidy, choice of headstock, £25950

Tel 07768 834930 (Staffs)

John Deere 2650

Low cab tractor, 4wd, genuine tractor, runs well £5950

Tel 07768 834930 (Staffs)

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Call 01772 799500 and place your ad today Tractors & Equipment Dalton Lane, Dalton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3HR.

• Peter Swales: 07792


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2016yr, Fendt 313S4 Power, 2780hrs, Front Linkage, Front PTO, 2015yr, Fendt 718 Profi, 55Kph, 2013 yr, Fendt 828 ProfiPlus, Balance of 5yr/5000hr Warranty ....... 65Kph, 5500hrs ..................£P.O.A 2800hrs ............................. £P.O.A ............................................ £P.O.A

2014 FENDT 724


2013 MF 5455 Ex Demo, Schaffer 9630T, 240hrs, 123hp, 4.2 Ton Lift Capacity 5.1m Lift Height, 35Kph Transmission, Air Conditioning ..........................£POA

Ex Demo Schaffer 5680T, 220hrs, 75hp, 2.4 Ton Lift Capacity 4.7m Lift Height, 30Kph Transmission, ..... ..................................£49,500-00

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40K DYNA 4, AIR CON, AIR SEAT, C/W MF 941 LOADER, £29,950 + VAT P V DOBSONS LEVENS, KENDAL 015395 60833 07712394809 WWW.PVDOBSON.COM

View all our stock online at New Tractors in Stock - Immediate delivery!

Winter Machinery

Zetor Forterra 120CL, air conditioning, basic heavy duty tractor .....................................................£39,750.00 Zetor Major 80, new style, Deutz engine ......£29,500.00 Zetor Proxima GP110, 40K, high/low splitter, standard shuttle .............................................£34,500.00 Zetor Proxima HS120, Power Shuttle, 3 speed auto shift ..................................................................£38,500.00 Zetor Ultilux 55, Hydrastatic gear box, air con cab ........ ..........................................................................£24,500.00 Hurlimann XL140, 50K, full suspension, premium spec..................................................................£62,000.00 Hurlimann XB120, premium Specification...£49,000.00 Hurlimann XA100, Quality Spec Stockman tractor ........ ..........................................................................£41,000.00 Hurlimann XA90.4, Air con, Power shuttle. .£39,000.00 Hurlimann XA90.3, short wheel base, 3 cylinder model ..........................................................................£36,000.00 Hurlimann Prince 55, Roll Bar. .....................£15,800.00 Solis RX50, 2 wheel drive, Roll Bar.................£9,800.00 Solis RX50, 4 wheel drive, Roll Bar...............£12,800.00 Solis RX26, 4 wheel drive tractor, roll bar. ....£7,650.00 Over 60 used tractors in stock from £2,000 to £42,000 View online at

New Marshall & Fleming Rotor Spreaders in stock MARSHALL MS60 Rotor Spreader from ........£4200.00 Fleming MS1000 Rotor Spreader ......From £5400.00 Used Marshall MS60 .........................................£2500.00 Used Marshall MS60 .........................................£1200.00 Used Fleming 450..............................................£2200.00 Used Conor 800 .................................................£1575.00 Used Fraser 550, working order........................£395.00 New Fleming H.Duty Galvenised adjustable yard scraper ................................................................£620.00 New Fleming Big Blue Yard Scraper.................£510.00 New Quickie 4ft Grabs on Euro brackets.. ......£1400.00 New Fleming 4ft Shear Grab............................£1600.00 New Fleming 4 ton, 6 ton & 8 ton Tipping Trailers in stock New Malone H.Duty log splitters, only 2 left at this price ......................................................................£795.00 New Blaney X6 Round Bale unroller ...............£3800.00 Used 4 ton bulk feed Tipping Trailer ...............£1800.00

The KC Bruiser


The high output processing solution for traditional flat rolled grain.

All Telehandlers, Round Balers & Wrappers. All Fire Damaged Tractors, Telehandlers & Balers. Any 4wd tractors and telehandlers for breaking, nationwide Send photos to 07854 865 674

The KC Bruiser will process grain up to 25% moisture through its pair of 2ft diameter rollers, achieving outputs from 15 to 40 tonnes/hour. E: T: 01458 252281

All you need to grow

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Heavy duty, chop the full width of the bucket or pre clean and chop out the side. Stone protection, range of sizes to suit loader size.

Visit to see working video. Call 07721442979

Tanco I73 Bale Shear Ex Stock £2,650-00 plus Brackets


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Case IH Farmall 75C 2016 2 w/d tractor with front weights As new 132 hrs £16000.00 plus vat Les Currie Garages Ltd 01244 390777 or 07836 221368


JOHN DEERE TRACTORS SALES & EXPORT 7310R 7290R 6215R 6195R 6155R 6150R 6135R 6130R 6120R JCB Agri Super Handlers 541.70 535.95 531.70 Tractor & Machinery Transport

Tel 01254 826295

WANTED NEW & second hand

agricultural wheels and tyres for tractors, trailers etc. axles, rims, centres, dual wheels, rowcrops & floatation Tel: Trevor Wrench on 01925 730274 Mobile: 07976 715896 (T)



Staden Rapide MK3A. Very Good condition for age. Tel: 07977 402535 Derbys (P)

SALES, SERVICE, SPARES & HIRE NEW MACHINERY ALBUTT HARDOX TINE SHEAR GRABS ..........................................................IN STOCK WEST DUAL SPREADER 1300 3000 GALLON MAJOR LGP VAC TANKER 1150 4000 GALLONMAJOR LOG SPLITTERS 8FT BALLAST ROLLER .......................£1100 2.5M AERATOR ...................................£2200 MAJOR 6FT TOPPER .........................£1150 MASCHIO FLAIL TOPPER / OFFSET AND CENTRAL MASCHIO 2.5M - 2.8M FLAILS FLEMING 5M FOLDING AERATOR FELLA 4 ROTOR 5.5M TEDDER EINBOCK 5M SPRING TINE HARROW STORTH SLURRY PUMPS & STIRRER WEST 12 TON SILAGE TRAILER ON 560 WHEELS....................................................POA S/H MACHINERY IN STOCK WEST 1300 DUAL SPREADER ....£4500 WEST 1600 DUAL SPREADER ....£7500 MAJOR 750 ROTOSPREADER .....£2950 MARSHALL 85 ROTOSPREADER £2250 MAJOR 1600 VAC TANKER..........£4750 MAJOR 1750 VAC TANKER..........£5750 MAJOR 2050 VAC TANKER C/W TOP FILL ...............................................£5500 MAJOR 2400 VAC TANKER..........£7500 MAJOR 2400 C/W RAIN GUN...£10,750 HI SPEC 1600 VAC TANKER ........£2500 HORN 2000 T/A VAC TANKER ....£4250 MASCHIO 3M DC RAPIDO C/W PACKER ROLLER.........................................£4250 MAJOR 3M CYCLONE TOPPER....£3000 MAJOR 8K DISC MOWER.............£4000 OPICO 3M GRASSLAND SLITTER.£2750 MASCHIO BISONTE 280 FLAIL TOPPER .......................................................£4500 ABBEY 2500 VAC TANKER ACCIDENT DAMAGED .......................................POA


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TESTIMONIAL BACK TO THE FUTURE “Just to say thanks to Charlotte and Kelly at the Farmers Guardian for their patience in putting together my recent advertising campaign. The last few years have been difficult and has resulted in my customers not being able to find me and the Farmers Guardian has started to put that right. My chainless box scraper is just the start of much more to come. With the help of the Farmers Guardian and the future website I will use them to keep you updated. My aim is to make scraping faster and cleaner. The results from the Farmers Guardian alone has fetched back familiar voices and old friends with encouragement and sales. This recent campaign has given me a real boost. Thanks again for a brilliant service.”

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Silage Feeding Trailer Calf/ Bull Beef Feeders 15x5 Bunker Feeder Greenfield Works, Ballylough Road, Castlewellan, Co. Down, BT31 9JQ, Northern Ireland

T: +44 (0) 28 4377 8711 W: email:

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Plant & Farm Machinery Norwood Hill Road, Edolphs Farm, Charlwood, Surrey RH6 0EB

07973 271931

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26 FT CATTLE TRAILER c/w Sheep decks and hydraulic ramp, 10 stud commercial axles, Mini super single wheels, Air / Hydr brakes, Slurry tank, Strobe beacon, Front headboardTelephone: Plant & Farm Machinery

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2 AXLE 19T GROSS LOW LOADER 20ft bed and 8ft beaver, 10 stud 310 x 190 full commercial axles, Air/oil brakes with LSV fitted for air brakes, Multi leaf susp, 215/75 x 17.5 NEW tyres, Clip on ramps, Sprung draw-bar

NEW UNUSED HYUNDAI, 0 hours, 2018, 3 ton digger 30z-9ak new, 3 buckets, hyd controls, £14,950 +VAT mono (1.945m; 6’5”) arm (2.30m; 6’8”), rubber crawler, safety glass windows, sliding fold-in front window, all weather steel cab with all round visibility, accessory box, radio/usb player, two front working 2017 Strimech all in stock lights, battery master switch, zero tail swing, we can offer finance on Grass Forks and Buckets, Silage Forks. 2017Strimech Strimech allin in stock 2017 all stock 5 TON CASE CX50B, 2012, 4728 2017 Strimech stock allall ourin machines, comes with 2,000 Grass Forks and Buckets, Silage Forks. Grass Forks and Buckets, Silage Forks. hours, AGENTS TRAILERS AND 3 buckets, hydraulic quick hrsFOR warrantyPFSilage Grass Forks and Buckets, Forks. AND AGENTS FORPF PFTRAILERS TRAILERS AND hitch £23,450 +VAT ONO AGENTS FOR STRIMECH ATTACHMENTS. £24,750 + ATTACHMENTS. VAT ONO AGENTS FOR PF TRAILERS AND STRIMECH STRIMECH ATTACHMENTS. 2017 Strimech all in stock We are Agents for STRIMECH ATTACHMENTS.


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14/11/2018 14:57:24 Tractors & Equipment John Cornthwaite (Farm Machinery) Ltd Elm Farm, Station Lane, Nateby,Nr. Garstang Preston, PR3 0LT

• T: 01995 606969 • F: 01995 605700 • E: • All Prices + VAT Siromer 204S 2003 Man, 352 Hrs, 4WD, Roll Over Bar, High Low Gbox, 540/1000 PTO, 1 Spool Valve, Rear Linkage c/w Dbar, 4 Front Weights, 12.5x80x18 Rear Wheels, 6.00×12 Front. £3,250

Case JX 90 “61” Reg, 3579 Hrs, 12×12 Shuttle, 2 Spools, Trailer Brakes, 540/100 PTO, A/C, 420/85/34 Rear, 340/85/24 Front, Quicke 240P Loader, Euro Hstock, Mechanical Self Leveling, Boom Sus, Auxiliary Couplers. £25,225

New Holland T6.160 62 Reg, 7121 Hrs, 4 Spool Valves, 4 Speed SemiPowershift, 50 K, A/C, Air Seat, Pass Seat, Front Sus, Cab Sus, Air Brakes, 18 Front Weights, Twin Beacons, 520/60/28 Xeobib Front, 650/60/38 Xeobib Rear. £30,750

Case Farmall 55A 2013 Reg, 244 Hrs, 4 WD, Mechanical Shuttle, 16×16 Trans, Roll – Bar, 540 PTO, 1 Spool Valve, Trailer Brakes, Front Weights, 14.9/13/28 Rear, 9.5×24 Front. £14,250

John Deere 6170M “64” Reg, 3300 Hrs, 4 Spools incl Joystick, Autoquad 20×20, TLS, Hyd Top Link, Air Brakes, Front Linkage & PTO, 540/540E/1000 PTO, A/C, Michelin 710/70/38 Rear, Michelin 600/65/28 Front. £65,500

JCB 8052 2007 Man, 3965 Hrs, Rubber Tracks, Front Blade, Fast Track, 5ft Ditching Bucket, 22″Toothed Bucket, 17″Blade Bucket, Regularly Serviced. £16,500

JCB 3CX “P” Registered 1996, 2186 Hours, 4 in 1 Bucket, 5ft Ditching Bucket, 20 Inch Bucket, 18.4 x 26 Rear Wheels, 12.0 x 12.5 x 18 Front, 4 Wheel Drive, Extra Dig. £13,850

Pottinger 301 Alpha Motion/302 ED 2015 Man, Front & Rear Combination, Sold as Pair Can Be Split, 301 Alpha Motion, 302 ED, 1000PTO, Metal Conditioner Tines, Adjustable Conditioner Hoods, In Great Condition. £16,500

Keverneland Exacta – EL 700 Fertilizer Spreader, 2008 Manufactured, Capacity 2 Bags, Hydraulic Shutters, 540 PTO, 9-18 Metres Spread Width. £1,950

Reco Jeulin J3000 Trailed Straw Chopper, Electric Controls, Swivel Spout, Hydraulic Axle, 540 PTO, High/Low Gearbox, Recently Fitted Blades, Only Been Used For Straw. £5,900

Spearhead Excel 645 Telescopic Max Reach 6.5 Metres,1.3 Metre Head, Direct Drive, Proportional Controls c/w Joystick, New Boot Flails, Arm Float, Head Float, Hydraulic Roller, Rear Lights. £8,950

Foster In-Line Topper 2005 Manufactured, 9ft InLine Topper, Two Rotors Shaft Driven, Good Blades, Done Very Little. £1,450

Grays Multi-Harrow 10 Ft Working Width, c/w Leveling Board, Spring Tines, Dutch Harrow Tines, Crumbler Roller, Cat 2 Linkage Mounted. £1,250

Parmiter Discs 12ft Working Width, CAT 3/2 Pins, 3 Point Linkage Mounted. £800

West Silage Trailer 12 Tonne, C/W Grain Door, Sprung Drawbar, Hydraulic Trailer Brakes, Rear Hitch, Rocking Beam Axles, 385/65/22.5 Wheels. £6,950

NC H Series Grain Trailer 10 Tonne, 2010 Manufactured, Sprung Drawbar, Front Ladder, Hydr Door c/w Grain Door, Super Single Wheels, Road Sprung Axles, Hydr Trailer Brakes £8,750

Sutton Brush 2 Metre Working Width, Linkage Mounted, Jockey Wheels. £1,350

Stewart GX 14 – 19 Z 2010 Manufactured, Manual Door c/w Grain Door, Roll Over Sheet, Super Single Wheels, 10 Stud Commercial Axle. £9,000

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HARDI NAVIGATOR TRAILED CROP SPRAYER 3000 litre 12/24 meter 12.4 x 46 Wheels Hardi 5500 Auto application control. Details Call Graham 07860618903 82


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New Professional

Drain-jetters IN STOCK 500 metres, 4 hydraulic functions, wireless control options, CALL TODAY.

Details: T: 07860618903

We have been awarded the * NEWS * FLASH Kubota tractor & RTV dealership NEW TRACTORS & MACHINERY Kubota M5091 c/w loader ( 95hp ) fantastic deals Kubota M5111 (113 hp) A handy stockman tractor Kubota RTV X900 c/w heated cab, book a demo Vicon Grassland Machinery. Best out of season offers Vicon twin disc & wagtail fert spreaders, Great Deals Browns Post Drivers, log chop and splitters in stock Fleming MS 700 & MS 1000 Muck Spreaders, in stock Major galvanised slurry tankers, strong by design British made Chain Harrows, Various sizes Browns heavy duty yard scrapers, “Built to Last” Husqvarna chainsaws large range in stock TFM galvanised ATV Trailers, c/w swivel hitch Full range of new Suzuki ATV’s in stock now NEW KUBOTA TRACTORS WITH 3 YEARS 0% FINANCE & 5 YEARS EXTENDED WARRANTY* USED MACHINERY 2014 Bobcat S70, 3ft wide, c/w bucket, very tidy 2012 Bobcat S70, 3ft wide, c/w bucket, straight New Holland LX565, 5’6” Skid Steer c/w bucket Vicon Extra 124, 8ft disc mower, tidy, farmer owned Vicon 628, 9’ mower conditioner, very tidy Reco Ferri 460, flail Hedgecutter, farmer owned Slewtic 8ft fully offset pasture topper, tidy machine 2016 Suzuki 750 KQ, low mileage, power steering 2013 Suzuki 750 KQ, power steering, straight ATV 2012 Suzuki 500 KQ, due in soon 2014 Suzuki 250 Ozark 2wd, very handy ATV See website for more machinery + s/hand quads

TELEPHONE H. PIGNEY & SON: 017683 51240 ANDREW WOOF: 07771 360316 DAVID DENT: 07889 288902 /017683 53823 EVENINGS DAVID PIGNEY: 017683 53459 EVENINGS

2000 NEW HOLLAND TL100 4wd, 40km, 4000 hours, manual left hand shuttle, 3 speed PTO, no electrics, dual power, c/w Trima 340 professional loader, self levelling, soft drive, multi dock system, 3rd service, joystick control, one owner in beautiful condition, £6,000+vat must be seen!!

CALL ON 074735711 Korte 2000 Grain Roller

Korte 2000 Grain Roller. Bought new, very little work done. Capacity to crimp 35t/ hr & roll 25t/hr.

00353 879410326

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The November 23 issue of Farmers Guardian comes with this season’s essential Arable & Root Crop magazine. This showcase will feature buyers guides and users reviews along witha behind the scenes at Grimme UK and a comprehensive round-up of potato harvesters.

DO NOT MISS OUT Call Eva on 01772 799500 to discuss the great advertising opportunities, or email


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Optum 300 Suspension 50kph. Front Linkage & hydraulic services,2017, 1850 hours. Full Accuguide, leather seats, trailer air brakes, free flow return, 710/75 x 42 Michelin tyres.

Puma 240 CVX front linkage, full Accuguide, 2016, 2950 hours, superb.

Puma 240 CVX c/w Front Linkage ‘ 68 ‘ reg ‘ Full AccuguideDual Motion seat, 650 micheln tyres. Balance of CaseIH Warranty & 0% Finance. T&C’s Apply.

CaseIH Luxxum 120 c/w loader ‘ 68 ‘ reg. low hours, Balance of CaseIH Warranty & 0% Finance. T&C’s Apply.

Maxxum 125 Activedrive 8 MultiController, 2018, demo hours. Balance of CaseIH Warranty & 0% Finance. T&C’s Apply.

Amazone AD-P 303 3 metre Hardi Commander 3200 24m combination drill, 2012 power harrow, sprayer, 2011, Triple nozzles, excellent wedge ring roller. condition.

Puma 165 Full Powershift, 50kph. Farmall 65a two wheel drive ‘ 68 ‘ Front Linkage, 2018, Deluxe Comfort reg. 8x8 gearbox, 540 pto. 2 x hid. Pack. Balance of CaseIH Warranty & 0% valves. £ 15000 + vat. Balance of CaseIH Finance. T&C’s Apply. Warranty & 0% Finance. T&C’s Apply.

Maxxum 125 Front Linkage & PTO, 2018, 985 hours, Suspension 50kph, Trailer air brakes, 540/65 x 38 Michelin tyres, 113L/min hydraulic pump.

Maxxum 110 16x16 40kph. 2011, 2930 hours, 110hp. front weights, superb condition.

Amazone UF1801 24m sprayer, excellent condition, call for specification.

McConnel Versi 5565 VFR. 2015, operates LH & RH. Revolution controls, 1.2m head.

SnowEx electric drive linkage mounted salt spreader.

Snow Plough, lighter weight with euro headstock to fit tractor loader, hydraulic angle, height adjustable jockey wheels.

Warwick Agri dump trailer, 2015, excellent clean condition.

Herbst 18 ton High side dump trailer, air brakes, hydraulic door, high speed axles.

JCB 533-105 Telescopic, 10.5 metre lift with stabiliser legs, Q Fit carriage.

Massey 5410 4wd. Dyna 4, 2013, only 542 hours, 16.9 x 30 tyres, superb.

NEW Spearhead s60 linkage mounted hedgecutter, 1.2m head, other models available.

New Holland T5.115 PowerShuttle 24x24 40kph. 2013, only 753 hours, air cond. cab.

Check our up to date website with photographs:


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Edited by James Rickard – 01772 799 496 – ANNIVERSARY MODELS THE retro Fiat ‘Centenario’ concept (pictured, right) was the centre of attention on the New Holland stand. And while this oneoff commemorative model is not for sale, punters keen to get their hands on one of the company’s tractors finished with the same terracotta livery will have to be quick as only 100

special edition versions of New Holland’s standard tractors will be made.

Command These include a T5.115 and a T5.120 Electro Command, which we understand will both be roughly 5 per cent more expensive than the standard model. Each one of the anniversary models will be individually numbered.

The estimated 300,000 visitors which trawled the halls at the Bologna Fairgrounds with a feast of new machines at this year’s edition of the Italian EIMA show. Steven

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Smaller tractors dominate Italian SMALLER DIECI TELEHANDLER ON display in pre-production form, with production due to start in April 2019, the Mini Agri 20.4 is the smallest telehandler so far from Italian manufacturer Dieci. The first of a new small range of telehandlers, this first one was developed new from the ground up.

Lifting The 50hp Stage V engine (three-cylinder, 1.8-litre) comes from Kubota and the company’s smallest telehandler, which is just 1.55 metres wide by 1.91m tall, is capable of lifting two tonnes to four metres.



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livestock farms and the entire engine after treatment technology is neatly packaged under the engine hood, which results in good operator visibility, says the manufacturer.

Availability There are four AutoCommand models; T5.110, T5.120, T5.130 and T5.140. Availability is from Q1/Q2 2019.

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BIG PLANS AT ARGO ARGO Tractors, parent company to McCormick and Landini, used the Italian show to announce ambitious goals to increase its dealer network and expand its product range at both the lower and higher end of the power scale. Part of the plan to double today’s €500 million (£438m) turnover to €1 billion (£877m) in the next five years is the introduction of a raft of new products. According to the manufacturer’s management, the company ‘needs more powerful tractors’, which could come in the form of

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more grunt from the new McCormick X8 Series. Meanwhile, the X7 Series is an important tractor and one the company will continue to develop, it says. In addition to the next generation continuously variable transmission (CVT), the company says it is also developing another new transmission in the same power segment.

Differentiation A CVT for a fruit tractor is also in the pipeline and we are also told to expect increased differentiation between Landini and McCormick tractors in the future.

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CARRARO HYBRID CARRARO was gauging interest in its Ibrido hybrid prototype, which marries a 75hp, 2.2-litre, fourcylinder, Deutz engine with a 30hp (25kW) electric motor. Operators can select from one of three operating modes: just the diesel engine; just electric motor with the battery providing enough power for 40-50 minutes of normal operation; or both with a maximum combined output of 105hp. The message is the tractor is ready, but Carraro has no idea when it will go on sale. This depends on how long it takes to put it through the European homologation process.

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MACHINERY ARBOS FLAGSHIP NEARS COMPLETION ARBOS showed the nearly finished flagship of a three-model range of 7000 Series tractors. Main changes to the prototype seen at a number of European shows over the past couple of years include the mechanically suspended cab and the new operating console.

The three models, 7220, 7240 and 7260 (280hp with power boost), are fitted with an FPT Stage 5, six-pot block. The company plans to build 20-25 pre-production models next year ahead of a final launch and full-scale availability at Agritechnica.

NEW BABY WARRIOR PICTURES have been floating around the internet for a few months, but EIMA was the official launch of Scaip’s new Warrior 150hp STX-150 steel-tracked tractor. Like the other versions in the seven-model range, the new 150 takes its power from a four-pot Stage 4 Volvo engine. Provided

there is enough interest, the company says it might even make a 130hp STX-130. For now, the STX 150 costs about €170,000 (£114,000). It was not at the show, but the STX-180 is also new, as is the 16.5t and 430hp STX-430, the first model of which is currently being built.


REPOSSI RA RAKE DEVELOPED by Italian firm Repossi, the Ra Rake is a patented doublewheel arrangement which prevents soil and stones from being raked up with grass, claims the manufacturer. Developed jointly with an Italian university, the tines on the rear wheels are the drive ones, while the tines on the front wheels, which do not touch the ground, gather only material.

40hp. Prices have not yet been released.

AN increasing number of European farmers are looking to mix and incorporate crop residues in the top 5-10cm, evident by the flurry of new similar looking machines at EIMA. Celli reckons to have been the first with the Tiger Bio rotary tiller, which relies on a series of L-shaped blades on a full-width rotor. Rotating at 320rpm, the Tiger Bio is available in working widths up to six metres. Prices start from about €14,000 (£12,280) for the T190, which refers to the maximum power rating. The working width of the T190 is 1.95m.

Attention In production sometime towards the middle of next year, there is talk of a 12-metre version in the future. The initial attention, though, is on two working widths of 7.5m and 9m. Power requirement for both is claimed to be as low as

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BARGAM SPRAYER AVAILABLE with tank capacities of 2,500, 3,500, 4,500 and 5,500 litres, main features of Bargam’s new Spraymax trailed sprayers include the single-beam chassis, which provides space for the wheels to turn through 30 degrees. The in-house-made aluminium boom is also worth a mention and

FRONT-MOUNTED TRIPLE MOWER not just for its light weight, as the telescopic version extends in onemetre increments from 14-30m.

Option Available with a rear axle suspension option, production of the new range is due to start towards the middle of next year.

FLAGGED as a good mower for hilly terrain, the Combi 500 GM front-mounted triple mower made by Italian firm Bellon has a working width of five metres. Also suitable for operating with reverse drive tractors, each of the three mowers has either five discs or two drums. Requiring a tractor

of about 150hp, the 1.8-tonne mower, which is sold mainly in Italy, costs about €28,000 (£24,560).

Mower The company also makes a more traditional triple butterfly mower with a working width of about 8m.

NEW X6 SUSPENDED FRONT AXLE ARGO front suspension is the name of a new suspended front axle for McCormick’s X6 3.6-litre Deutz-powered X6.35 (110hp), X6.45 (119hp) and X6.55 (126hp). The new version, which is described as a being better suited for a stockman’s tractor, will be on display at Lamma 2019. The firm’s fully independent front axle suspension, which is for farmers spending a lot of time on the road, continues to be available on the larger FPTpowered X6.4 models (X6.420/ X6.430 and X6.440).

SAME CRAB STEER THE CVT is not the only new feature on the Same Frutteto 115, which also features a system which not only reduces the turning radius, but also allows the tractor

to operate in crab steer mode. Called ActiveSteer, the fourwheel steering system will not be available until 2020, but the CVT tractor will be in the UK in spring.

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MACHINERY NEW FRONT-MOUNTED MOWER THE Italian BCS Group is better known as a manufacturer of BCS, Ferrari and Pasquali brands of fruit and orchard tractors. It is less well known that the company also makes mowers for standard farm tractors and at EIMA it showed a new frontmounted model. Called the Neva R8 (eight discs)

the three-metre version, which comes with a floating headstock, has a minimum power requirement of about 120hp.

Cutting The Neva can be used with one of the company’s rear-mounted Rotex mowers to increase the cutting width to nearly 6m.

ELECTRIC MIXER WAGON SUPERTINO brought the latest version of its electrically-powered Electra self-propelled mixer wagon prototype to EIMA. Called the Electra 2, the 150kW (200hp) electric motor provides

two hours of running time with the 21cu.m capacity model, taking three hours to recharge. The commercial version is set to launch at SIMA and there will be six models from 12 to 23cu.m.

MADE IN INDIA INDIAN combine harvester maker Kartar Agro Industries showed its first tractors in Bologna. Made on a newly-built production line, the portfolio lists eight Globetrac models, with three- or four-pot Deutz Stage II units ranging from 40-100hp. The company is planning to add a Stage 4/5 engine and a cab for

European versions. Kartar Tractors hopes to be able to show the new European homologated versions at Agritechnica. The top model is expected to be 120hp and longer term there is a hint of a 150hp model. The company has ambitious goals to make about 10,000 tractors a year in five years’ time.

TURKISH DELIGHT TURKISH tractor maker Basak is seeking British dealers to sell its new range of 5000 Series tractors. The concept of the 5120, the 125hp flagship in a new four-model range which starts at 95hp, on the company’s EIMA stand is easily the most stylish tractor so far from the manufacturer.

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All four are powered by Deutz Stage 4 engines and the transmission is a ZF 24 by 24 with powershuttle.

Price list The manufacturer plans to add the new range to the price list at SIMA next year.

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of selective application By Katie Jones PRELIMINARY results from a large-scale study in the south west of England suggest there may be scope to further reduce antibiotics use by withdrawing antibiotics from low somatic cell count (SCC) quarters in high SCC cows. The selective use of antibiotic dry cow therapy in combination with blanket use of teat sealant has been advocated for a number of years. However, Andrew Bradley, from Quality Milk Management services, speaking at last week’s British Mastitis Conference, explained ongoing concerns about the prophylactic use of antibiotics had led to questions being raised about the use of antibiotics in quarters not infected. He said: “Historically, cow level application of antibiotic dry cow therapy has been advocated, primarily because quarters are not independent within cows. Therefore, a higher risk of infection has been perceived in ‘uninfected’ quarters in ‘infected’ cows.” However, Mr Bradley said there was now evidence this lack of independence was less marked with environmental than contagious mastitis pathogens.

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“There has also been a concern the ‘cow level’ approach will result in some infected quarters not being treated, therefore being at increased risk of being infected at calving,” he said. With little UK-relevant research into this, a large-scale study was carried out to investigate the outcome of quarter level dry cow treatments in low SCC herds, with low levels of contagious mastitis. The study involved a total of 807 cows from six relatively low SCC herds, where SCC levels were typically less than 200,000 cells/ml. Of these, 401 were defined as ‘infected’ and 406 as ‘uninfected’ based on SCC and clinical mastitis history.

Questions are being raised about the use of antibiotics in quarters which might not have a mastitis issue.

major pathogen prevalence low. “In addition, in herds such as the ones in this study, there appears to be little risk associated with the removal of antibiotic from very low SCC quarters in ‘infected’ cows, as there is minimal impact on SCC post-calving.” In conclusion Mr Bradley said the

effect of targeting antibiotics by identifying infected quarters in low SCC cows and uninfected quarters in high SCC cows ‘had merit’. But he said it was important to interpret and apply these measures with care, and only when taking individual farm circumstances into consideration.

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Allocated They were then randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups: cow level treatment (CLT), quarter level treatment O (QLT0) and quarter level treatment 1 (QLT1). CLT saw uninfected cows treated with just an internal teat sealant on all quarters, and infected cows treated with an internal teat sealant and an antibiotic in all quarters. Within the QLT0 and QLT1 groups, quarters within cows were allocated to either receive an internal teat sealant alone if a Californian mastic test (CMT) score at drying off was greater than 0, or an internal teat sealant in combination with antibiotics dry cow therapy if the CMT score was greater than 1. Mr Bradley said: “Preliminary analysis suggests the impact of selecting treatments at the quarter level appears to be different in the different infection categories. Overall the primary effect seems to be on SCC and minor pathogens, rather than major pathogens, although this is probably indicative of the herds in the study.” He added there was ‘little justification’ for superimposing antibiotic treatment on a teat sealant in low SCC cows at drying off, as self-cure rates appear to be very high and

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By Charlotte Cunningham Supreme champion, Scarlett, from Sam Jones, Carmarthenshire.

Beltex In the sheep ring, Robert Garth’s pair of Beltex lambs stole the show in a competitive class of 16 pairs, going on to be crowned overall lamb champions. The trip from Lancaster paid off for second-time champion Mr Garth, with judge Chris Wright commending the pair’s conformation and even fat coverage – exactly what butchers are looking for. The reserve spot went to firsttime exhibitor Dafydd Lewis from Carmarthen, also with a Beltex pair.


Baby beef champion, Limousin Pikachu, from Darren and Sarah Cheaker, Bristol.

A 15-MONTH-old Limousin heifer from Carmarthenshire was crowned supreme champion at Agrifest South West, taking home the prestigious Smithfield Royal Cornwall Trophy. After claiming a number of first place rosettes throughout the summer, the 555kg Limousin-sired Scarlett, from Sam Jones, was awarded its first championship at the event in Exeter, Devon. Judge John Smith-Jackson said it caught his eye due to its correct form, good legs and having meat in all the right places. Claiming the reserve title was Lin Calcraft, Honiton, with Snow Gin, a 626kg Limousin cross heifer which recently took the top spot at Countryside Live. The bred and fed championship went to Darrel and Sarah Cheaker, Bristol, with their 18-month-old Limousin heifer Smiggle. Reserve was Michael Rowlands, Llandidloes, with his 17-month-old Limousin heifer Ruby. The Cheaker family also claimed the top prize in the baby beef championship with four-month-

old Pikachu. Sired by Netherhall Jackpot, this 226kg Limousin steer was enjoying its first ever show. James May, Bromsgrove took the reserve spot with his Limousin-sired heifer, 10-month-old Hallie Berrie. In the pedigree classes, the calf championship went to Foxhill Nadiya, a British Blue heifer by Park Daimler, led by Charlotte Alford, Cullompton. The 10-month-old heifer also claimed the top prize in the pedigree continental championship, pipping Foxhill Obama, another from the Alford family. An Aberdeen-Angus heifer, Kingsbrompton Evelyn Ross, from Colin Hwutchings, Dulverton, took the reserve spot.

Calf champion, British Blue Foxhill Nadiya, from Charlotte Alford, Cullompton.

Results Beef

Commercial cattle (Judge, J. Smith-Jackson, Northumberland) Supreme, C.S. Morgan and Jones, Scarlet; reserve, L. Calcraft, Snow Gin. Bred and fed (J. Smith-Jackson) Sup., D. and S. Cheaker, Smiggle; res., M. Rowlands, Ruby. Baby beef (J. Smith-Jackson) Sup., D. and S.

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Cheaker, Pikachu (Limousin); res., J. May, Hallie Berrie (Aberdeen-Angus). Pedigree calves (C. Roads, Worcestershire) Sup., C. Alford, Foxhill Nadiya (British Blue); res., C. Hutchings, Hallie Berrie (Aberdeen-Angus).

Sheep (C. Wright, Lincoln) Sup., R. Garth (Beltex); res., D. Lewis (Beltex).

Sarah Priestley and Robert Garth (left) with the champion Beltex lambs, and Carol Howells and Dafydd Lewis (right) with the reserve pair.

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Fernando Hernandez says tough trading conditions have forced Spanish farmers to adapt.

There has been a change in the dairy sheep sector in Spain, with larger, more intensive systems emerging. As part of a trip organised by trace mineral specialists Zinpro, Katie Jones joined UK farmers, vets and nutritionists on a large-scale sheep dairy.

Spanish sheep dairies scale up


he milking flock at Granja Cerromonte, a dairy sheep farm north west of Madrid near the province of Avila in central Spain, comprises 4,200 ewes. Significantly larger than most UK milking flocks, this business is targeting high levels of production, which farm manager Fernando Hernandez says is indicative of the changes to the dairy sheep industry in Spain as a whole. Mr Hernandez says up until fairly recently, the sheep sector in Spain was mainly made up of smaller farms, using local breeds of sheep, and production levels were relatively

low. However, tough trading conditions in the dairy sheep sector in recent years has meant farmers have had to adapt to a more competitive level of milk production. “Farms are getting bigger, and the levels of production are higher,” says Mr Hernandez. “Farmers now tend to be more technical and the way in which the farm management is done is now more uniform across farms. Before, each farmer had their own way of managing their own farm.” The ewes at Granja Cerromonte are lambing all-year-round, and average annual yields are just more than 500 litres per ewe. The breed used is

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the French Lacaune, which Mr Hernandez describes as an ‘easy to milk’ breed. Ewes are milked twice-a-day through a 100-point parlour, with automatic cluster removal. Milking takes about 1.5 minutes per ewe and the four workers in the parlour pit milk about 700 ewes an hour. Teats are dipped post-milking, but no pre-milking preparation is done as Mr Hernandez says it would not be viable from a time point of view.

Limit Somatic cell counts (SCC) are normally about 600,000-700,000, with the milk buyer’s limit set at 900,000. Anything below this gets a price premium. The SCC is largely dependent on the time of the year, with a spike seen during the winter months. All of the milk goes for cheese making at a local factory and the current price received is between €0.80-€1.10 per litre. Mr Hernandez says they need to be getting at least €0.80 to break-even. After milking, the ewes go through an auto ID shedding gate, so ewes can be separated into their housing groups, or drafted out for treatments such as sponging. Ewes are synchronised for breeding in groups, and Mr Hernandez says breeding is

the most important aspect of management on the farm. “We want the same number of sheep lambing all-year-round, so we have a consistent milk supply and also so the staff always know what is expected from them.” About 25 per cent of the flock is bred using laparoscopic artificially inseminated in a bid to quickly increase the flock’s genetic potential. Semen is purchased from France. Gimmers are bred at about seven to eight months of age, and the best of the ewes go into a breeding group at about 60 days in-milk, and the remainder of the flock at between 80 and 100 days in-milk. The aim is for a 44-day dry period, and Mr Hernandez says the average lambing interval is 250 days with about 500 ewes in each breeding group. Staff check for newborn lambs four times a day; 7am, 10.30am, 4pm and 7pm and separate the lamb from its mother as soon as possible. The lambs are then taken to the onfarm nursery facility, which is similar to piglet rearing facilities with slatted floors and controlled air temperature. The heating/cooling system kicks in if the temperature rises above 27degC or drops below 17degC. “This breed’s lamb mortality is higher than in many other breeds of

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LIVESTOCK sheep, so this dedicated rearing facility installed three years ago has meant we can keep mortality rates down,” says Mr Hernandez. Once in the lamb rearing building they are given four, 100ml feeds of colostrum in the first 24 hours via a stomach tube. The colostrum is harvested from the freshly-lambed ewes, with this group being the last to go through the parlour. Staff then spend a couple of days encouraging the lambs to suckle the automatic teat feeders, and they are given milk replacer for another 2025 days. At this stage, they will weigh about 10-11kg and are sold to a fattening unit to be finished at around 2530kg liveweight. Ewe lambs selected as replacements stay on the feeders for a little longer; until they are about 13kg.

Mr Hernandez says the staff are a major part of the farm, and every effort is made to ensure there are few changes to the team responsible for milking, feeding and lamb rearing. “Labour is not difficult to find in this area as it is a relatively poor region. Most of the staff are local and have been with us for many years. “Staff work in shifts and we ensure the working conditions are good.”

The milking ewes are split into groups of 500 for breeding and management.

DAIRY SHEEP INDUSTRY IN THE EU IT is estimated that more than three million tonnes of sheep’s milk are produced each year in the European Union. Spain represents 17 per cent of European sheep milk production,

with a total of 2.65m dairy sheep, producing a total of 580,900t of milk, mainly used for cheese production Source: Interprofessional Dairy Organisation (Spain) February 2017

Spring The lambs sold for finishing can achieve anything from €30-€60 per head. Mr Hernandez explains: “Most extensive dairy sheep producers are selling their lambs in spring so, at that time of year, we will only get €30 each for them, but at this time of year [October] we will get around €60 a head.” He adds most dairy sheep farmers in Spain will leave the lambs suckling their mothers for about a month, but at Granja Cerromonte the time around lambing is managed to increase productivity and ultimately achieve an average of 1.4 lambings/ewe/year. The milking ewes are fed a total mixed ration, comprising brewers grains, alfalfa, concentrate and silage – rye silage is fed from April to October and corn silage from October through to April. “The problem is the rye silage is variable in quality, while the corn silage tends to be a lot more stable,” says Mr Hernandez. The amount of concentrate fed depends on number of days in-milk, with early lactation ewes fed up to 1.5kg, dropping down to 1kg at around 120 days in-milk.

Farm facts ■ Three sheds housing 5,800 ewes, comprising 4,200 ewes plus followers on 12 hectares (30 acres) ■ All feedstuffs grown off-farm ■ 19 members of staff – working seven-hour shifts either morning or afternoon. Four days on, three days off. ■ Culling rate is 30-35 per cent, with the biggest challenge being lameness attributed to the distances walked to the milking parlour

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Senior continental and Charolais champion, Westcarse Nimrod from J. Christie and Son, West Carse, Stirling.

Senior native and Aberdeen-Angus champion, Retties Pam from Richard and Carol Rettie, Methven, Perth.

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started the Ritchies herd four years ago, which now has eight cows. She was delighted when her Marchborn heifer, Ritchies Oracle, by Rathconville Eugene, took the junior supreme rosette. David Raeburn from Letham, Angus, established his Tulloes Aberdeen-Angus herd in 2015 and was showing at Stars of the Future for the first time, so he was ‘over the moon’ when his January-born heifer, Tulloes Pride, by Blelack Black Jock, took the junior native inter-breed.

wins junior native title By Erika Hay NOW in its ninth year, the Stars of the Future pedigree calf show at Stirling attracted more than 300 entries from far and wide. The format of keeping senior and junior championships separate and likewise continental and native inter-breeds was popular with exhibitors. Taking the senior supreme title in the continental section, when tapped out by judge Alasdair Houston, Gretna, was John Christie’s 14 month-old Charolais bull, Westcarse Nimrod by Mortimers Highlandfling. Although Mr Christie lives locally at West Carse, Stirling, this was his first entry at Stars of the Future. It was also the bull’s first time out and it is destined for Stirling’s February sale. It was an Aberdeen-Angus

Results Inter-breed (Judge, A. Houston, Gretna) Continental, senior, supreme, J. Christie, Westcarse Nimrod (Charolais); reserve, A. and J. Gammie, Westpit Newton (Limousin); junior, A. Ritchie, Ritchies Oracle (Limousin); res., C. Alford, Foxhill Nadiya (British Blue). Native, senior, R. and C. Rettie, Retties Pam (Aberdeen-Angus); res., HM The Queen, Prionnsa Dubh 2 of Balmoral (Highland); junior, D. Raeburn, Tulloes Pride (Aberdeen-Angus); res., Rattray Estate, Rattray Maddie (Beef Shorthorn). Charolais (C. Boden, Stockport). Senior sup. and male, J. Christie, Westcarse Nimrod; res. and female, R. and N. Barclay, Harestone Natalie; res. male, Major Walter, Balthayock Nairn; res. fem., R. Aitken, Lourie Novelty. Junior sup. and male, Brailes Livestock, Bassett Online; res. and fem., McMurrich Partners, Formakin Octopussy;

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Prize Junior continental inter-breed and junior Limousin champion, Ritchies Oracle from Aileen Ritchie, Whitecairns, Inverurie.

heifer from Richard and Carol Rettie’s 25-strong herd based at Methven which took the senior native title. Retties Pam by Deveron Leggat is a granddaughter of the 21,000gns Halbeath Pam and recently stood third at Agrires. male, M. Lyle, Loganbar Omega; res. fem., McMurrich Partners, Formakin Opal. Hereford (A. Taylor, Angus) Senior, sup. and male, Harvey Bros, Harvey Bros 1 Rupert; res. and fem. J. Laird, St Clements Wells Dawn; res. male, Harvey Bros, Harvey Bros 1 Richard; res. fem., J. Wilson, Romany 1 Lucy. Junior, sup. and fem., J. Wilson, Romany 1 Lucy; res. fem., G. Dunbar, Drumboy 1 Rosie. British Blue (S. Pattinson, Cumbria) Senior, sup. and male, D. Saunders, Maidenlands Marvel; res. and fem., D. Saunders, Maidenlands Marbella; res. male, A. and C. Comrie, Stonebyres Murray; res. fem., A. and C. Comrie, Stonebyres Morag. Junior, sup. and fem., C. Alford, Foxhill Nadiya; res. and male, I. McGarva, Abington Nero; res. fem., I. McGarva, Abington Nova. Simmental (G. Smith, Kincardineshire ) Senior, sup. and fem., W. Stronach, Islavale Cassie 6; res. and male, J. and P. Goldie, Newbiemains Interceptor; res.

Expo and second at the National Aberdeen-Angus Show. Aileen Ritchie from Whitecairns, Aberdeenshire, is well-known for bringing out top commercial cattle. She has now turned her hand to pedigree Limousins and male, W. Stronach, Islavale Ignite; res. fem., M. Barlow, Denizes Eve’s Beauty. Junior, sup. and male, D. Craig, Kennox Juggernaut; res. and female, M. Barlow, Ashland Lucy Jezebel; res. male, A. Wilson, Cairnview Jazz; res. fem., W. Stronach, Islavale Cassie 7. Aberdeen-Angus (A. Taylor) Senior, sup. and fem., R. and C. Rettie, Retties Pam; res. and male, M. and H. Currie, Kingholm Real Deal; res. male, Highland Wagu, HW Dramatist; res. fem., C. Graham, Carruthers Elspeth. Junior, sup. and fem., D. Raeburn, Tulloes Pride; res. and male, D. Walker, Galcantray Duke; res. male, W. and E. Brown, Drumdow Rasper; res. fem., D. Walker, Galcantray Lassie. Limousin (G. Small, Co Down) Senior, sup. and male, A. and J. Gammie, Westpit Newton; res. and fem., R. and J. Graham, Grahams Nicki; res. male, G. Patterson, Aultside Nickelback; res. fem., R. Dick, Ronick Nelola. Junior, sup. and fem., A. Ritchie, Ritchies Oracle; res. and res. fem., D. McBeath, Springsett Orchid; male, M. Alford, Foxhillfarm

The Joe Watson Memorial Pairs prize was awarded to the Charolais pair from McMurrich Partners, Stirling, for two February-born heifers by Hercule: Formakin Opal and Formakin Octopussy. A good entry of young handlers was led by 11-year-old Emma Smith, Bankhead, Portlethan, who impressed judge David Leggat with her skill in showing her home-bred Simmental heifer, Fogeron Ivy. Obama; res. male, W. Callion, Lodge Omega. Highland (C. Bruce, Aberdeenshire). Senior, sup. and male, HM The Queen, Prionnsa Dubh 2 of Balmoral; res. and res. male, G. Easton, Magnus of Ubhaidh; fem., D. Logan, Ban-l-arla Morag 9 of Blairlogan; res. fem., G. Easton, Lynsey of Ubhaidh. Junior, sup. and fem., C. Finnie, Zsofia 2 of Richmondhill; res. and res. fem., Glasgow City Council, Lady Alma 8 of Pollok. Junior, male, A. Prentice, Aonghas Ruadh of Hyndford; res. male, A. Prentice, Jock of Hyndford. Beef Shorthorn (A. Ivinson, Cumbria). Senior, sup. and fem., T. and K. Madden, Ballyvaddy Tessa; res. and male, S. Mair and Sons, Muiresk Lord Mair; res. male, G. Brooke, Gordon Thunderstruck; res. fem., D. Welsh, Westbroad Bramble 3. Junior, sup. and fem., Rattray Estate, Rattray Maddie; res. and male, J. Ramsay, Millerston Man O War; res. male, J. Ramsay, Millerston Missing Link; res. fem., J. Ramsay, Millerston Gretta Mandy.

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SPECIAL This special focus offers advice on maximising beef returns, as well as features on commercial and pedigree producers.

Bright future for beef sector


ore must be done to make beef appeal to changing consumer demands. Speaking at the National Beef Association Midlands committee conference in Daventry, Jonathan Birnie, of Birnie and Associates Consulting, discussed what beef producers can do to focus on demands of the consumer. He said: “If we do not focus on what the customer wants, we are not just in competition with other countries selling beef, we are in competition with other proteins, and even non-meat proteins. Mr Birnie emphasised it was not so much the brand, but the attributes of beef which were important, including quality, welfare and provenance. He said: “There will certainly be challenges, but the whole aspect of consumption against production suggests there are good times ahead. We are potentially entering another golden age of agriculture.

Consistent product “Poultry consumption continues to rise, it is consistent product, is relatively inexpensive, convenient and flexible to cook with.” Mr Birnie said today’s consumer wanted that in a product and farmers and processors must focus on ways to make beef a more accessible conveni-

Farmers and processors must look at ways to make beef a more accessible convenience food, says Jonathan Birnie.

ence food and learn about integration from the pig and poultry industries. He said: “We are not in the position to produce things and just expect people to buy it, we have to actually look at what is ideal for most of the market, or target a viable niche market. “Ultimately, demand is guided by the consumer and if the price is not right, they will not buy it. Quality is also very important. Even if beef is expensive in-store, if consumers have a good experience the first time they buy, they will buy again. However, if their experience is not so good they will not. “Research shows if someone buys a bad piece of beef, it takes an average of four months before they consider buying the same cut again. Evidence

shows 40 per cent of topside and 50 per cent of silverside on the market is deemed unacceptable on taste tests.” There were huge variations in system and breed in the UK and this contributed towards this variation in quality, he said.     “One of the main problems with eating quality and cost of production is the time it takes to finish cattle in the UK,” he added.

The average age at slaughter is 27- 28 months, but should be more like 19 to 20 months. “The longer an animal takes to finish, the more environmental impact it causes. “It costs more, takes up space and results in a poorer product. “Farmers need to address this and work more like the pig and poultry sectors.”





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BEEF With margins tight in the beef sector, selection and presentation for slaughter can make the difference between profit and loss. George Allan, divisional manager with Meat and Livestock Commercial Services, offers some advice.

Maximising beef returns


ith more than 40 years working in the industry and with livestock of his own, George Allan provides practical training for UK livestock producers in the selection of live animals to meet buyer requirements and also to those working in abattoirs who need to develop carcase assessment and classification skills. Over the winter months, Mr Allan will be speaking at a series of ‘Meat the Market’ workshops, organised by Quality Meat Scotland and held at processing plants around Scotland, which will highlight key factors that need to be considered to ensure livestock meets specifications required by processors in order for producers to receive optimal returns. Mr Allan says: “The more livestock which meets specification, the less wastage there is and farmers get paid for what they produce without being penalised. “One of the most common mistakes is farmers do not handle cattle often enough and, when they do, they put emphasis on the rump. “For example, standing behind them when they are feeding. “Carcase classification is done over three parts of the animal – shoulder, loin and back end, so all

these areas need to be considered and these areas are where build-up of fat can be identified. “Fat costs the producer money to put on and the processor money to remove and dispose of, making it the biggest overall cost to the industry. “Gut fill is another issue. There is no point in giving cattle their last feed before slaughter, this only creates another disposal cost for the abattoir and for a number of cattle over the year this can also make a saving in feed costs to the farmer.

Quieter “Handling regularly will also mean cattle are quieter and less stressed when they go for slaughter, which impacts on meat quality and reduces chance of bruising. Animals must also be clean, as any contamination of the carcase will be penalised and cattle will be easier to clip if they are used to being handled.” Changes to processors’ carcase weight requirements have caused problems for some producers. Mr Allan says: “We have come full circle. The introduction of continental cattle in the 1970s resulted in bigger cattle all round. “But now abattoirs want carcases no bigger than 420kg to accommodate supermarket packet sizes. “Breed societies are addressing this

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A series of Meat the Market workshops will focus on meeting processors’ specifications so farmers get the best returns.

in terms of bull selection, but that is a long-term solution and farmers may need to look at their own systems and address changes they need to make to meet the new criteria. “Of course, there are other outlets with different specifications, with some supermarkets offering premiums for native breeds and independent butchers will often take bigger carcases and a slightly fatter animal. “But, generally, it is better to aim for the middle of the classification grid, R3 to R4L. If you get to 4H there is too much fat and below 3 there is not enough fat and this can affect the marbling and, if a carcase is too lean, it can get chill burn as it has no fat protection. “At busy times of year it may be tempting not to draw cattle and let other jobs take precedence, but it is important they are selected at the optimum weight and fat cover to make sure the farmer gets paid for everything they produce. If a carcase is too big and needs trimming, it will result in primal cuttings going for mince and the farmer or manufacturer not getting the value for them.”

Farmers will also be penalised if there are condemnations for parts of the carcase such as bruising and injection sites. Mr Allan says: “Injectable medicines should be given in the neck whenever possible. If a needle is put into the rump, which is a high value cut, it will damage it for the rest of the animal’s life. “Using dirty needles may also cause abscesses resulting in scar tissue. An additional problem to the industry is liver fluke, as this will affect the growing performance of the animal, with its liveweight gain, with both costs to the farmer and the abattoirs in lost revenue. “While market prices may fluctuate, there is much that can be done to maximise returns by presenting clean animals in target specification in terms of weight, conformation and fat for a particular market.” MORE INFORMATION For more information on the Meat the Market workshops email or contact Heather McCalman on 07766 330 911.

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air flow improves. It can also be used daily in houses that have permanently poor air flow. Promist will also reduce ammonia and dust levels. It should be used above and around the cattle to purify the air, the surfaces and the animals. The essential oils provide an expectorant effect. The use of Provita Promist to improve air quality and maintain good animal health is rapidly growing across the UK and Ireland. Barry Logan of Logan Calf Farms rears around 2000 calves per year in County Antrim. They arrive from various farms and marts at 1 month old and are sold on at around 3 months

old. The calves come from many different sources so are exposed to a mixture of various airborne pathogens. At the end of 2016, there was a particularly calm spell of weather which led to poor airflow in sheds regardless of how well designed or open the houses were. At this time, approximately 50% of the calves needed to be given an antibiotic. However, since Barry started using Provita Promist regularly he sees an immediate and significant improvement in the air quality, resulting in only 5% of calves needing an antibiotic; a 90% reduction! He now uses Provita Promist regularly to maintain good

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airflow and quality to help keep his calves healthy and thriving. With Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) becoming a major threat for animal and human health the use of alternative products such as Provita Promist will have a much greater role to play in keeping livestock healthier in the future. James and Francis Kyle who run 200 milking cows near Ballymoney have seen a big difference in their calf health and vitality since they started using Provita Promist. They were using a fan and tunnel but were still having problems. Since using Provita Promist they have reduced their usage of antibiotics. They have also experienced a vast reduction in digital dermatitis related lameness by signing up to Provita Hoofsure HELP service and using Hoofsure Endurance footbath solution. The Shaw family farm in Castlewellan is home to a small herd of spring calving suckler cows plus a number of bought-in cattle. After reviewing their rearing process in relation to pneumonia prevention they pinpointed environmental factors as a potential issue. They started using Provita Promist to fog sheds when weanlings, young stores, finishers and suckler cow groups were housed from late September to early November. The results were very noticeable when mixing various batches of cattle in the same air space as no groups developed acute coughs upon housing. The respiratory health in boughtin calves has been greatly improved with use of Provita Promist. Another observation since using Provita Promist is the absence of ringworm infection on calves in houses that have traditionally manifested it. While it is typically innocuous in cattle, it is unsightly and something they are pleasantly surprised not to see this year.

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BEEF Planning for spring calving helps a successful transition from pregnancy to calving. Farmers Guardian reports.

Focus on suckler herd transition diets


he target for a beef suckler herd is to successfully rear one calf per cow every 365 days and then get back in-calf within 90 days. To help meet this goal, Seth Wareing, Alltech’s beef business manager, says accurate nutrition in the last six weeks pre-calving, and six weeks post-calving, is crucial. He says: “If we ensure the cow receives the right amount of energy, protein and fibre, then we are on the way to achieving an easy calving, with a calf that gets up and suckles quickly and a cow that produces quality colostrum and milks well.

“Longer term, it helps ensure a healthy calf is reared through to weaning and increases the proportion of cows getting back into calf within the target 90-day window, keeping them in the herd for as long as possible.” He says the first area to concentrate on is the energy requirements of the cow. “These alter depending on the stage of pregnancy and if not managed, can impact what happens during and post-calving,” he adds. “From weaning through to six weeks pre-calving, the cow only requires 80MJ/kg of energy per day, the lowest amount in whole production cycle. This then raises

If the cow receives the right amount of energy, protein and fibre, we are on the way to an easy calving SETH WAREING to 90MJ/kg of energy per day in the six weeks leading up to calving in order to produce quality colostrum and milk.

Options “At calving, there is then a significant increase in requirements, rising to 130MJ/kg of energy per cow per day to help maintain body condition while rearing the calf.” There are a number of options when it comes to feeding suckler cows, but Mr Wareing stresses the importance of not oversupplying Tel: 00353 87 9605246 Email:

COMFORT SLAT MATS – “THE BEST ON THE MARKET” When Jim Orr, a beef farmer from Berwickshire was researching mats for his new slatted shed, he wanted to get “the best on the market”. A mat that was safe for the animals, long lasting and giving the cattle a soft, dry, clean non-slip floor. Since installing Comfort Slat Mats last year, Jim reports his “cattle seem very comfortable and less stressed” on the mats and has “a lot less bother with their feet” than previously. He is happy to report that the Comfort Slat Mats have “not moved an inch” since they were installed which was one of Jim’s main concerns with alternative black mats. There is “definitely a big difference between concrete and Comfort Slat Mats”. 102 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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energy, particularly over winter and in the run up to calving for spring-calving herds. “Feeding excess energy will impact the body condition of the cow and what you do not want at calving is an over-fat cow,” he says “This can lead to complicated births which may require assistance and reduced fertility rates further down the line. “The ideal body condition score is 2.5 to 3 at calving, but avoid changes to cow condition in the six weeks prior. If anything, it is better to have a slightly lean cow than a fat cow.”

GETTING THE RIGHT MINERAL BALANCE ALONGSIDE the energy value of transition diets, Mr Wareing says it is important to correctly balance minerals. “Diets in the six weeks precalving should be balanced for the suckler cow to assist in colostrum and milk quality, cow health and vigour,” he explains. “There are specific requirements depending on the diet being fed, but special attention should be paid to selenium and vitamin E.” To promote milk yield and quality, as well as cow and calf immunity, Mr Wareing also recommends adding trace minerals to the diet. “Organic forms of trace minerals have increased bioavailability compared to their inorganic counterparts, meaning they are easier for the cow to

absorb and store,” he adds. “As well as improving cow immunity, they can be transferred to the calf via the placenta pre-calving and milk, post-calving, delivering a dual benefit.” A suckler cow concentrate will typically contain trace minerals, but Mr Wareing advises looking out for one which contains them in organic forms, as either a total replacement for inorganic forms or partial replacement. “Keeping a beef suckler cow is reported to cost anywhere between £450 and £800 per year, so it is crucial she produces and rears a viable calve every 365 days to be profitable,” he says. “Investing in transition diets will help achieve this and equip the cow to do most of the work herself.”

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BEEF Successful transition management

Getting nutrition correct both pre- and post-calving is crucial.

ENERGY REQUIREMENTS AND FEEDING OPTIONS FOR 650KG SUCKLER COWS PRE- AND POST-CALVING From weaning to six weeks pre-calving Option 1 Energy requirements Silage average quality 35% DM (kg/fresh weight) Straw (kg/fresh weight) Concentrate (including suckler cow mineral) (kg/fresh weight Hay, average quality kg/fresh weight)

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■ Pay close attention to nutrition, particularly in the last six weeks pre-calving. Feed should not be restricted but must contain the right level of energy to avoid condition gain ■ Make sure mineral levels are balanced and do not forget trace minerals which will benefit both cow and calf ■ Minimise stress levels – calving is a very stressful period, so try not to exacerbate this by running the cows through crushes, moving them unnecessarily or disrupting the routine during the transition period. Stress can impact immunity, which could lead to health issues during and post-calving ■ Look after the cow after calving to prepare for the next bulling period and subsequent crop of calves. Once it has calved, ensure it is being fed enough to put on condition and get back into calf within 90 days



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Measuring success in beef

It is important to hold regular team, staff or family meetings to set out protocols and procedures.

Part 6:

Work environments Effective communication and providing staff with the correct training and health and safety support will help farmers achieve an efficient and profitable business.


ess Howe, senior skills manager at AHDB, says: “Getting your farm business in shape and ready for opportunities post-Brexit is now a priority for farm businesses. “Paying equal attention to your management skills should be no different and will help deliver tangible benefits to support the longevity and sustainability of your business.” An industry coalition, including NFU, AHDB, agricultural colleges and leading food producers, manufacturers and retailers, has recently announced a new skills strategy. This highlights that the industry’s skills need to be better assessed, understood and delivered, and employers should be encouraged to view labour as an asset and investment, not just a cost.

Staff retention Clare Hill, farm manager at FAI Farms, says the importance of training for everyone involved in a beef businesses should not be underestimated. She says: “From an industry-wide point of view, we need to be providing continual training opportunities to ensure we have the best people working within our industry.” She says training does not necessarily have to be costly from a monetary and time point of view, and says there are plenty of affordable, and on some occasions free, short courses on offer. “Many vet practices offer practical one-day courses covering a range of areas, for example foot-trimming, correct use of vaccinations and antibiotics, and calving. That one day spent off-farm can be really valuable in terms of upskilling a member of staff, who can also go onto upskill other members of the team.”

Communication Communication can often be a real issue within farming businesses, but Heather Wildman, of Saviour Associates, says it is important to make sure people feel like they are involved and part of the business. “Team meetings are a good starting point, but some people like them and others hate them. So rather than a formal meeting, it might just mean taking the time to discuss current or future events while working together.” If you are going to hold more formal meetings, Mrs Wildman advises booking these in advance and setting agendas so employees can prepare and bring ideas and solutions to the table.

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Make time for people. Heather Wildman advises employers should plan 80 per cent of their working day, leaving the remainder of the time free to address and deal with problems and speak to staff: “Employees value time with their boss”


Have clear visions, goals and targets, both for the business and for individuals


Employees must have employment contracts and job descriptions to set out role and responsibilities


While family labour makes up a large portion of staffing requirements on UK beef farms, for those needing to take on outside help, there are a number of ways to ensure this goes as smoothly as possible. Mrs Hill says, before advertising for a new member of staff, it is important to think about what the business actually needs. She says: “This means sitting down and reviewing where the business is, and where it is heading. If you are replacing an existing member of staff, are you just looking for a direct replacement? Is this the right thing for the business?” If employing several members of staff, Mrs Hill says it is also a good idea to talk to existing employees, as there may be an opportunity for movement within the team. Time should be taken during the interview process to make sure the right candidate is eventually selected. Mrs Hill recommends having a two-part approach to interviews, so there is a formal element to it, but also the opportunity for a more relaxed walk around the farm. She says: “It is important to make notes when interviewing candidates, so it is possible to make feedback when required.” ■ For more information visit the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service website at

Health and safety

Health and safety is a fundamental requirement of a sustainable farming business and should be regarded as a fundamental part of management. Mrs Hill says: “The statistics around on-farm incidents are pretty shocking, so a focus on health and safety is important from an ethical point of view. “It is important to consider the needs of workers. As well as working towards safety, it will indirectly lead to a more productive workforce.” The latest Health and Safety Executive figures show there have been 33 fatalities in 2017/2018, and eight of these were incidents involving cattle. Effective handling improves the safety of those working with stock, and enhances animal welfare, reduces labour needs and raises efficiency. There are a range of other health and safety issues to be aware of, including vehicles, children on-farm and hazardous working conditions. It can be an overwhelming issue, but Mrs Hill recommends farmers keep tackling any issues which may be of concern on their individual farm and use record-keeping to flag up problems. She says: “For example, we have recently looked at our policy around the use of ladders on-farm. We have ensured there are no broken ladders and spoken to our staff to make sure they are being used correctly. “Recording accidents and ‘near-misses’ can also be useful. Once you start writing these down, you can soon discover what is a problem on your farm and quickly do something about it.” ■ For more details on improved cattle handling, go to beefandlamb. ■ For more details on farm health and safety, visit


Hold regular team/staff/ family meetings to set out protocols and procedures

The McDonald’s three Es


Use visual aids, such as whiteboards, to communicate about jobs to be done, broken items, etc. Diaries and calendars also mean employees are encouraged to take time off, and plans can be made accordingly

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Heather Whittaker and Andrew Hughes.

There are 20 heifers running with Danish bull Rosenkaer Nobleman at Coley.

After being established 14 years ago, Heather Whittaker’s Coley herd has taken the He the year title on two occasions, most recently with Coley 1 Pilot this year. Farmers Gu

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oley 1 Pilot is the most successful sire to come out of Heather Whittaker’s Yorkshire-based herd to date. Having been a real show stopper this year, wrapping up the season with a raft of championships and the silverware to show for it, Pilot was named Hereford bull of the year and is entered in December’s Designer Genes sale to be held at Shrewsbury market. In the top 10 per cent of the breed, it is by home-bred bull Coley 1 Mav-

erick, which has since been sold to a local commercial suckler producer. It is out of Romany 1 Ishbel D1 M11, bred by Robert Wilson, Kelso, which stood female champion at the 2016 Christmas calf show in Shrewsbury.

Help Ms Whittaker runs 42 hectares (105 acres) with the help of husband Jeff Price, and farm manager Andrew Hughes, at Coley Walks Farm, Norwood Green, Halifax, which is home to 40 pedigree Hereford cows and 20 heifers following through.

Farm facts n 28 hectares (70 acres) owned plus 14ha (35 acres) rented n All ground is grassland n Two stock bulls are currently run Kelso-bred Romany 1 Primetime and Danish Rosenkaer Nobleman

Despite the success enjoyed with Pilot this year, the real aim at Coley is to produce and sell quality females. Herd size is down compared to previous years as Coley

n 32ha (80 acres) are cut for silage in two cuts n High health herd accredited for BVD, leptospirosis, IBR and Johne’s at level 1, while vaccinating for BVD

females have been selling well, but the plan is to get numbers back up. Mr Hughes says: “We have sold a lot of our females, so we are trying to increase our cow numbers. We

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Coley 1 Pilot won Hereford bull of the year having previously been breed championship at the Great Yorkshire Show.

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ll to date are aiming for 60 breeding females which would take us to capacity.” At the same time, eight to 10 bulls are also sold off-farm every year, although they explain there are not many dairy farms in the area and many of the local suckler herds are continental-based, creating a limited local market. Mr Hughes says: “We are hard when selecting bulls and castrate a lot of our male calves after weaning as we have a buyer for them once they reach eight months old.” Most heifers are kept unless they are not suitable and Ms Whittaker describes selection in this way as preserving the breed. She started the herd 14 years ago with a background in ecology but no farming experience. They have

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Coley 1 Hasimara (left) and Coley 1 Ibena were placed at this year’s Agri-Expo. Ibena is entered in this year’s Designer Genes sale.

You have got to keep enough size in your females. Size is easy to let go, but really hard to get back again ANDREW HUGHES

Feeding lived at Coley Hall for 25 years, but it was only in 2004 that the surrounding ground came on the market. Ms Whittaker says: “I wanted to work with a British native breed and chose the Hereford because of its good temperament, easy-calving, quality of beef and suitability to our type of farm.” Foundation females came from the Barbern, Costhrope and Bosa herds, with Nova, Bubbles, Model and Clara families still dominant in today’s Coley herd. Ms Whittaker’s first bull was Blakelaw 1 Calzaghe, the 2012 bull of the year and national poll show champion, bought from J.B. Henry, Brighouse. Having seen Calzaghe, or Joe as she calls him, as a six-monthold calf, she says she knew she had to persuade its breeder to sell. Ms Whittaker began working with the cattle by herself but says Joe was a big bull and she was too

CALVES receive creep and show cattle also get fed concentrates. Bulls are fed through winter and heifers are on purely grass and silage once they are weaned. A paddock grazing system is used and Mr Hughes remarks on the breed’s hardiness, saying during the hot spell of summer 2018, the cattle looked better than they ever had.

small to handle him, so she enlisted the help of Mr Hughes. After working for her on a freelance basis, he became full-time and Coley Lane Farm has now been his home for the past three years. More recently, cattle have been bought from Denmark, with 16 imported in August, a combination of cows, calves, yearling heifers and a bull. Taking a first and two third tickets at the recent Borderway Agri-Expo, three of the calves

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entered were of Danish blood and Mr Hughes says there is no similar breeding in the country. It is not all about estimated breeding values for Mr Hughes when buying stock, but if the figures are more than 70 per cent accurate he will take them into account, and says when buying bulls he looks at weight gain, calving and milk figures.

Measurements Most heifers at Coley calve at twoand-half-years-old, with some calving at two years old if they are of the right weight and size, with pelvic measurements also taken into account. For Ms Whittaker and Mr Hughes, udders, feet and legs are all important when selecting which females to breed from. Mr Hughes says: “You have got to keep enough size in your females. Size is easy to let go, but really hard to get back again.” Calving in spring and autumn, the herd makes use of artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Some embryos are sold privately. More recently, IVF embryos have been used, with Mr Hughes saying it puts less stress on the cow’s body with no stimulants used in the process. Pedigree Hereford recipients are used as they always have a value afterwards. Ms Whittaker has achieved her

own share of success in the sale ring, with Coley’s biggest sale price being 8,000gns, realised at the 2016 Designer Genes sale for Coley 1 Bubbles, twice winner of the Royal Three Counties female championship and native inter-breed champion at Westmorland Show. The herd exhibits at 10 shows each year, but being in a four-yearly TB testing area, moving cattle between shows can be difficult. As such, two show teams are required. Miss Whittaker says the herd’s biggest success was taking the Royal Highland breed championship with Pilot at this summer’s show, after also breeding the breed champion the year before with the heifer Coley 1 Pippa 356, now owned by Tom and Di Harrison, Northumberland.

Inter-breed Success was also had at one of their closest shows to home, the Great Yorkshire, with Pilot taking the breed championship at Harrogate, along with the junior inter-breed this year, standing its ground among the continentals. At the Royal Three Counties in 2015, bull Sky High 1 Korker and the female Coley 1 Eva took the male and female championships. In fact, they have won the Royal Three Counties female championship three years in a row. Ms Whittaker says: “Showing is so important to our business. If we did not promote ourselves at shows, there would be no Coley. We need to compete.”

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■ Breed champion at the Scottish National Show and reserve inter-breed ■ Inter-breed champion at Buckinghamshire County Show ■ Intermediate male champion at National Poll Show ■ Inter-breed champion at Halifax Show

■ Breed champion and junior inter-breed at the Great Yorkshire ■ Male champion at the Shropshire County Show ■ Breed champion at the Royal Highland Show ■ Also won grand male champion at Agri-Expo 2017

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SPONSORED CONTENT A dedication to the Blonde d’Aquitaine breed combined with expert rearing, conditioning and presenting skills have led a Somerset farmer to trophies in the showring and sales of pedigree stock to mainland Europe.

Preparing cattle to achieve top prizes and prices


avid Knight’s herd of Blonde d’Aquitaines is impressive by any standards, but to have built up numbers from a standing start to create the largest and, arguably, most successful herd of its kind in the UK, shows a deep dedication to the breed and the exceptional stockmanship skills required to prepare and exhibit cattle at their very best. Admitting it was ‘love at first sight’ when he saw his first ever Blonde steer as it passed through Chippenham Market in the 1980s, he explains how he was with the farmer on that day who had taught him the skills of stockjudging. “The steer was as near to what he had taught us as you could find. It reminded me of a David and Sue Knight.

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Landrace pig on longer legs,” he says. It was soon after this event that Mr Knight acquired his first Blonde d’Aquitaine heifers and a bull, and everything has since been built up from there. Working at the time on other people’s farms – undertaking stock duties and fencing – everything he earned was channelled into creating his herd. Taking on rented land in the Doncombe Valley between Chippenham and Bath, he gave his herd the Doncombe prefix and continued keeping his stock on small and scattered blocks of land in Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. Today, he has grown the herd to about 100-head of pure-bred, pedigree suckler cows and has 200-head in total on the ground, including followers. A larger premises has been taken on comprising the 130-hectare (320-acre)

Rumen health has been the best we have had and this is reflected in growth rates DAVID KNIGHT

began, prizes have been garnered across many shows and sales and the reputation of Doncombe Blondes has steadily grown.

Showmanship rented holding at Oakham Farm, Portbury, Bristol, which is farmed with the part-time help of his wife, Sue. Over the years since the herd

A handful of show and sale championships in the 1990s were just the beginning and by the early 2000s the couple were regularly taking breed championships at Carlisle shows and sales. Summer showing started in the mid-2000s, beginning with The Royal and including the Bath and West, Three Counties and Devon County. At all, Doncombe cattle have taken breed or inter-breed championships, and even the ‘champion of champions’, beating all species in the show’s grand finale. At the same time, demand for the herd’s genetics has grown, with top prices for the breed achieved at auction and private buyers travelling from as far as Germany to buy stock. Preparing cattle to a standard which attracts the top prizes and prices requires a dedication to nutrition and, for this, the Knights take advice from ForFarmers blend manager Oliver Clayton. With abattoir and retail sales of beef also to consider – including to the local primary school at Colerne, attended by the couple’s grandchildren – a close watch has to be kept on commercial performance.

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A close focus on nutrition has helped Mr Knight push his herd’s growth rates.

Hay is chosen as the ad-lib forage during winter months for its ease of handling and cleanliness. However, as Mr Clayton points out: “Hay is usually of a lower nutritional value than silage so has to be complemented by concentrates of a high nutrient density to reach the high growth rates achieved by these cattle.” With up to 10kg of concentrates fed per day to the show bulls and some youngstock, there is always the danger of acidosis, which Mr Knight admits has occurred when the cattle were pushed in the past. “On our previous rations, we have been borderline for acidosis,” he says. However, with the new ration, which was developed for the herd about 18 months ago, he says performance has improved dramatically and there has been no sign of acidosis.


Three ingredients Mr Knight considers essential in the coarse mix are prairie meal (maize gluten), the live yeast

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product Levucell TITAN, and the linseed product Lintec. Other components of the mix include ground maize, rolled barley and wheat, distillers grains, soya and sugar beet pulp. Mr Knight says: “The prairie meal is very high protein [about 60 per cent] and the best thing we can use in the absence of fish meal.” Mr Clayton adds: “The Lintec is important on numerous fronts. It has been shown to give a significant improvement in feed conversion efficiency, which it does by reducing methane production and therefore cutting nutritional losses. “It also improves the absorption of the products of digestion – the volatile fatty acids – across the rumen wall, reducing the risk of acidosis and keeping the animals more relaxed.” The Doncombe animals testify to this, looking perfectly content in their winter housing, although Mr Knight has also bred them for temperament since the outset. The third key to the good perform-

ance is the Levucell TITAN, which plays an essential role in digestive health. “Levucell is particularly important in a high starch concentrate, and this mix analyses at 30 per cent starch,” says Mr Clayton. “By scavenging oxygen, the yeast helps create the ideal environment for the rumen’s anaerobic bacteria. “This, in turn, gets other important processes underway, including the mopping up of lactic acid which will help to maintain a constant rumen pH of 6.2 or higher. “This is a particularly important benefit in high starch diets, such as those including barley, wheat or maize,” he adds.


However, there is a further benefit of Levucell in this particular diet because of its hay component. “The Levucell also works on the fibre in the ration by breaking down lignin and making the hay more digestible,” he says.

“Once the lignin is broken down, the digestible parts of the fibre, the cellulose and hemicellulose, are released, improving the digestibility of the feed.” All of this has a positive impact on rumen health and also leads to greater feed conversion efficiency and growth, as Mr Knight explains. “If the gut is not healthy and firing on all cylinders you will not get the liveweight gain.” A typical group of his bulls aged 10-12 months on the farm today has just weighed in at an average 500kg having been fed 5kg/day of the coarse mix together with ad-lib hay. Mr Clayton says: “This gave them an average growth rate over 65 days of 1.85kg/day, which is very efficient at this level of restricted feeding. “However, other bulls have achieved 2kg/day over a sustained period until they reach about 800900kg and it has also been possible to push them more, when the need has arisen.” Mr Knight says: “We can hit 3kg/day over a short period if we go for broke.” He also praises the breed for its conformation, length of loin and high killing out percentage. “The breed is fine-boned and heavily muscled and the fine-textured meat is tender, even though it is lean,” he says. “If we get everything absolutely right, we can kill out at 70 per cent, although 65 per cent is the norm.” He believes getting everything right comes down to good genetics and nutrition and, this year more than any, he feels this has come together. “Between us we have concocted a ration which works and performance has been incredible this year,” he says. “Rumen health has been the best we have had and this is reflected in growth rates. And coat condition has been terrific, probably because of the Lintec. “We have certainly seen a significant improvement in our show cattle this summer and now we are preparing to select our team for the 2019 season.”

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Beef and arable producer Richard Coles has reduced costs by replacing expensive, boug

Home-grown ration to cut be ef


eturning a healthy profit from finishing boughtin store cattle requires keeping a close eye on costs of production. It is easy for costly inputs to pull down the wafer-thin margins achievable in such systems and, before you know it, the beef enterprise has fallen into the red. At Abbey Farm, Hinton Charterhouse, near Bath, Somerset, Richard Coles was acutely aware he should not allow his input costs to run away. However, as an ex-dairy farmer who was accustomed to formulating relatively costly diets, he found himself being encouraged by his dairy nutritionist to keep some expensive ingredients in the rations when he switched to feeding beef. Lorries would regularly deliver feed to the farm, ranging from the protected fat he formerly fed his

Feed costs have reduced from £1 to 90p per kg liveweight.

milking cows to the feed-grade urea used to boost his rations’ crude protein. So, he decided to take a stand, with the aim of slashing deliveries

of feed by lorry on to the farm and using what he could grow at home. The first part of the process involved equipping himself adequately, and he looked into

changing to a feed mill which would roll his home-grown beans. Mr Coles says: “We had an old mill with dimpled rollers which worked adequately for wheat and barley, but







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Richard Coles (left) runs the farm with son Ed Coles.

would just spit out the beans. We upgraded to a Murska 350 which, at about six-seven tonnes/hour, doubled the throughput of the old mill and its fluted rollers would grab the beans and pull them through.” The new mill opened the way to include more home-grown ingredients in the ration and, in particular,

to increase the proportion of the high protein beans.

Growth “Our former nutritionist had told us beans were ‘the wrong sort of protein’ and had discouraged us from feeding them to our cattle,” he says.

So Mr Coles sought a second opinion and approached Kelvin Cave, the company from which he had bought the mill. It was able to formulate a beef ration to achieve good rates of growth, but importantly, to maximise the use of inputs which could be grown on the farm. Michael Carpenter, Kelvin Cave’s northern area manager, who came to the farm to formulate the ration, thought the hesitation in using beans may have been due to their tannin content. Mr Carpenter says: “Beans contain low levels of toxic compounds including tannins and it is important not to use them at more than the recommended rate. “However, at about 29 per cent protein, they can be an excellent home-grown alternative to boughtin protein products and can be used in almost any ruminant ration.”

Abbey Farm facts ■ 283ha (700 acres) including 182ha (450 acres) arable ■ Crops include wheat, barley, beans, rape and maize ■ 89ha (220 acres) of grassland, about half permanent pasture ■ Additional contracting and share farming businesses ■ Up to 300 store cattle bought each year mostly from Frome market ■ Continental type aged 10 to 14 months at purchase ■ Sold to ABP Langport grading R3 and 4 ■ Deadweights range from 350kg to 420kg ■ Cost per kg liveweight gain cut from £1 to 90p by using home-grown feeds

Mr Carpenter reformulated the ration by removing the protected fat, cutting down the urea and introducing the home-grown beans. He was also keen for the farm to improve its forage quality

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BEEF as this is key to cost-effective performance from home-grown feeds. “We costed the previous ration and found it came out at 100.05p per kg liveweight gain,” he says. The reformulated ration, which was also rebalanced with an appropriate mineral and included a live yeast, was costed at 90.13p per kg liveweight gain – a saving in feed costs of about 10 per cent. This is said to average a saving of roughly £20 for each animal which comes through the system. “I would have been happy to take the urea out of the ration altogether, but we were using up stocks on the farm,” says Mr Carpenter. “There would be no problem finishing this age of cattle on beans as the only source of protein con-

Abbey Farm uses more homegrown ingredients in feed.

centrate, with no need to include them at more than 10 per cent [of the dry matter] of the ration.” The reality on-farm was that when the new ration was due to be fed, the 2017 silage was not up to the mark. With a dry matter of 50 per cent and a metabolisable

energy of just 9.3MJ/kg DM in the late-cut forage, the ration had to be rebalanced. Mr Carpenter says: “Although we had to reformulate to account for the lower quality silage, including adding crimped maize to increase energy levels, we stuck

to the same principles and were still able to make savings of 5p per kg liveweight gain. “I would expect to change the ration as available ingredients changed in circumstances such as this, especially since we are trying to keep lorries off the farm.” The disappointing silage made in 2017 also focused the farm team’s attention on the importance of making high quality forage in minimising the cost of liveweight gain. For 2018, Mr Coles reseeded some grass leys, adhered strictly to good silage-making practice and applied a chemical-based preservative to optimise forage quality and minimise dry matter losses. Today, he and his son, Ed, with one member of staff, operate a system on the 283-hectare (700acre) holding, which is designed to fit in with the arable operation with the least disruption possible.

Lucerne A vertical auger Abbey VF2100 wagon has been bought to produce a total mixed ration and with a 21cu.m capacity, it is possible to feed all of the farm’s stock with one load. “The cattle now complement the arable with wheat, barley, beans, maize, straw and muck,” says Mr Coles. “I am thinking of adding lucerne in future on some of our lighter land which is less suited to beans. “We are also increasing our bean acreage, this year growing 70 acres, which provides a great break from wheat, although the acreage will vary from year to year depending on the crop rotation. “I do not think what we were doing before was wrong, but since we bought the mill we now look at things in a different way and it has encouraged me to grow more at home. “If you are moving from a lorrybased diet to home-grown feeds, you are best discussing the options with someone who specialises in feed preservation. “We have achieved our aim of having far fewer lorries coming into the yard and there is no two ways about it, what we are doing is cheaper. The ration we fed before was also far too complicated.” 114 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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James Gilman and Jazz top at Dovedale rConsecutive double

wins for the pair England: Elaine Hill

AFTER topping Heron Rock the previous week, James Gilman and Jazz did the double again in Saturday’s (November 10) nursery class at Dovedale, while Steven Allen and Rock won the novice trial and Rebecca Spooner won the novice championship with Knockmaa Cain. The Swaledale ewes were worked in threes and ran consistently well. Jess Fletcher judged the entry of 31 and the concluding championships. With run five, Ben Dumbleton and Shep set the standard in the nursery class gaining 76 points. They held the lead until James ran Jazz (H. Griffiths’ Wainstalls Gem, D.K. Evans’


English results DOVEDALE, Biggin Moor Farm, Biggin, Buxton, Derbyshire (Judge, J. Fletcher, Chesterfield) Nursery (31 ran) 1, J. Gilman (Bosley) Jazz, 77 of 90; 2, B. Dumbleton (Rainow) Shep, 76; 3, D. Wood (Derwent valley) Meg, 75 OLF; 4, R. Thackeray (Golcar) Gyp, 75; 5, S. Allen (Butterton) Sid, 74; 6, P. Wood (Derwent Valley) Belle, 73. Novice, 1, S. Allen, Rock, 75 of 90 OLF; 2, S. Cottrell (Congleton) Jess, 75; 3, R. Spooner (Chinley) Knockmaa Cain, 74. Novice championship (3 ran) 1, R. Spooner, Knockmaa Cain, 80 of 100; 2, K. Cowburn (Rainow) Meg, 70; 3, S. Allen, Rock, retired. Nursery championship (3 ran) 1, J. Gilman, Jazz, 81 of 100; 2, P. Wood, Belle, 80; 3, R. Thackeray, Gyp, 73. NORTH LANCASHIRE, Old Hutton Farm, Wennington, Lancashire (M. Glasgow, Stodday) Nursery (37 ran) 1, L. De Ravel (Wigton) Malta Meg, 86 of 90; 2, K. Cropper (Shap) Butch, 81; 3, Michael Longton (Quernmore) Rooten Brook Rex, 78; 4, T. Huddleston (Caton) Udale Murray, 74; 5, R. Hutchinson (Littledale) Moss, 73; 6, E. Hill (Gaisgill) Maggie, 69. New handler, A. Wherry (Bilsborrow) Nan, 65. HOLME, Higher Walls Farm, Lumb, Lancashire (J. Hussey, Manchester) Nursery (37 ran) 1, C. Mellin (Oakworth) Gyp, 70 of 90; 2, J. Jackson (Clitheroe) Nan, 65; 3, P. Mellin (Oakworth) Chip, 62; 4, A. Parker (Downham) Sid, 61; 5, R. Fielden (Todmorden) Gael, 60 OLF; 6, A. Kyme (Lumb) Annie, 60. RYEDALE, Mountain Ash Farm, Glaisdale, North Yorkshire (E. Gautier, Withernsea) Nursery (23 ran) 1, G. Blyth (Roos) Hilston Silk, 79 of 90; 2, J. Simpson (Hutton Rudby) Ken, 78; 3, J. Read (Louth) Gill, 76; 4, J. Cook (Egton) Tom, 76; 5, S. Aconley (Winteringham) Cindy, 74; 6, P. Law (Hull) Gwen, 72. NORTHUMBERLAND League, Dunterley Farm, Bellingham (K. Brooks, Hexham) Nursery (22 ran) 1, P. Turnbull (Rothbury) Chip, 89 of 100; 2, E. Gray (Ewesley) Telf Joff, 88; 3, E. Gray, Brenna, 81; 4, M. Northwood (East Woodburn) Cian, 80; 5, M. Davidson (Alnwick) Angus, 71; 6, C. Balmbro (Alnwick) Liz, 64. Novice 1, S. Pearson (Morpeth) Gelert. New handler, 1, J. Scott (Morpeth) Ben. NORTHERN, Hardraw, Hawes, North Yorkshire (J. Relph, Greystoke) Charity Open (63 ran) 1, K. Cropper, Faenor Bute, 85 of 100; 2, A. Mosey (Coulton) Nell, 82; 3, L. Cowper (Threlkeld) Flo, 76; 4, S. Perello (Littledale) Murguia Jim, 75; 5, A. Temple (Holmrook) Floss, 75; 6, A. Bradley (Crosthwaite) Rap, 71. Money raised for Bone Cancer Research Trust amounted to £265. NORTHERN, Hardraw, Hawes (S. Perello) Nursery (48 ran) 1, P. Ellis, Isla, 75 of 90; 2, A. Baines, Tanhill

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Kemi Ross) at 18. Following a clean outrun and lift, Jazz dropped a total of 12 points for line deviations over the course. Losing one point at the ungated pen gave her a score of 77 and a single-point advantage.

Novice Simon Cottrell and Jess set the standard in the novice class with 75 points on run seven. Steven and Rock (E. Egan’s Fly, L. Vanourek’s Tay) matched their score with run 30 and took the title on an out-bye decision. Katy Radcliffe was the best young handler, gaining 66 points with Zac. For the championship, the drive was right-handed, the opposite way, and the last obstacle was a pull through. Following the pen, the packets of four sheep had to be split. The novice class was run first and Steven and Rock got things started. Wattie, 64; 3, R. Fawcett (Hardraw) Keef, 63; 4, A. Baines, Tanhill Max, 62; 5, W. Bell (Earby) Ruby, 60 OLF; 6, C. Townson (Oakworth) Moor Lodge Nell, 60. Novice, 1, S. Ledger (Lofthouse) Bess, 33. NORTH WESTMORLAND, Portinscale, Keswick (R. Watson, Millom) Nursery (47 ran) 1, M. Elliott (Alston) Bute, 72 of 90; 2, P. Ellis (New Hutton) Isla 70; 3, J. Harrison (Shap) Rex, 64; 4, J. Harrison, Jess, 61; 5, A. Baines (South Stainmore) Tanhill Wattie, 59; 6, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Maddie, 58. Novice 1, G. Miller (Penruddock) Barney, 61 of 90; 2, G. Smithson (Kirkbride) Ricky, 59; 3, P. Ellis, Flick, 58; 4, E. Hill (Gaisgill) Duke, 57. New handler, 1, F. Park (Kendal) Mist; 2, K. Holdsworth (Leeds) Loch. MID-SHIRES, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (K. Addington, Kettering) Open (9 ran) 1, J. McBride (Grantham) Jake, 90 of 100. Novice (7 ran) 1, J. McBride, Gus, 89 of 100; 2, J. Atwell (Evesham) Cali, 76; 3, V. Powell (Cold Ashby) Bett, 71. Nursery (20 ran) 1, B. Smith (Stretton upon Dunsmore) Roy, 80 of 90; 2, D. Roper (Northleach) Ruby, 79; 3, A. Tomkinson (Melton Mowbray) Scar, 79; 4, R. Curtis (Grantham) Alfie, 77; 5, A. Smart (Northleach) Kim, 76; 6, E. Hawkins (Ipswich) Roy, 75. ROMNEY MARSH, Whitehall, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, Kent (Dave Thompson, Lynsted, 24 ran) Nursery 1, P. Davies-Russell (Farnham) Kirk, 92 of 100; 2, S. Walker (Stelling Minnis) Valmis Finn, 86; 3, F. Davies-Russell (Farnham) Kit, 80; 4, A. Jackman (Brockham) Cap, 71; 5, Jackie Marsh (Golden Cross) Star, 68; 6, S. Burton (Sussex) Beau, 65. Novice 1, R. Moore (Ditchling) Donk, 81 of 100; 2, S. Else (Diss) Gunner, 71; 3, F. Davies-Russell, Seth, 67; 4, R. Moore, Rebel, 49. Cradle 1, G. Gower (Lydden) Cap, 72; 2, Jackie Marsh, Kath, 61; 3, A. Jackman, Scott, 50; 4, K. Gearing (Hove) Swan, 45. Young handler, G. Gower, Cap. ROOTEN BROOK, Quernmore, Lancaster (A. Ledgar, Macclesfield) Open (35 ran) 1, Michael Longton, Treflys Gwyn, 90 of 100; 2, W. Bell, Ruby, 88 OLF; 3, A. Bradley, Glenalla Raven, 88; 4, Thomas Longton (Quernmore) Floyd, 86 OLF; 5, T. Huddleston, Udale Ola, 86; 6, R. Briggs (Wennington) Wenndale Nell, 82. Money raised was £175 towards the English National 2019. DUNTERLEY FARM, Bellingham (W. Elliot, Yetholm) Open (34 ran) 1, C. Dickson (Coldingham) Stuart, 89 of 100; 2, S. Morgan (Jedburgh) Merv, 88; 3, E. Gray, Brenna, 87 OLF; 4, E. Gray, Telf Joff, 87; 5, S. Morgan, Kim, 86; 6, M. Davidson, Angus, 85. Novice, 1, S. Pearson (Morpeth) Hettie, 65. WEST COUNTRY, Nursery, North Tawton – cancelled, ground water logged.

Scottish results EVANTON (H Munro, Inverness) Nursery (20 ran) 1, W. Cormack (Dunnet) Nap, 93; 2, J. McKillop (Fort Augustus) Jed, 92 Outbye; 3, G. Simpson (Forgue) Celt, 92; 4, G. Simpson (Forgue) Hemp, 91; 5, G. Simpson (Forgue) Kim, 89; 6, H. Johnstone (Fyvie) Kyle, 87.

Unfortunately, Steven drove the same way as in the trial and he retired. Rebecca and Knockmaa Cain (M. Hynes’ Knockmaa Jill and Groesfaen Spot) ran next. Cain lost eight points from his out-bye work and nine over his driving, where he slipped one sheep at the last obstacle. Two points were dropped at the pen and one at the split to score 80, giving Cain his first championship. Last to the post were Kris Cowburn and Meg, who were on equal points until failing to take the split put them 10 behind and in second place on 70. In the nursery class, running second, Peter Wood and Belle took the lead scoring 80 points. With the last run, James and Jazz were one point behind after their outfield work. A better pen put them a point ahead and, with 81 points, they won their second championship title. GREAT GLEN, Inverroy (E. Cameron, Glenogle) Confined (25 ran) 1, K. Strachan (Roybridge) Roy, 87; 2, J. McKillop (Fort Augustus) Zac, 85; 3, J. McKillop (Fort Augustus) Straid Ben, 84; 4, M. MacNally (Invergarry) Finn, 81; 5, J. McKillop (Fort Augustus) Straid Sam, 80 Outbye; 6, M. MacNally (Invergarry) Ash, 80. DALBEATTIE (C. Caygill, Whinnyliggate) Nursery (12 ran) 1, J.A. Common (Lockerbie) Braan, 81; 2, D. Robertson (Langholm) Derwen Roy, 74; 3, D. Aitken (Lockerbie) Vicky, 65; 4, J. Thomson (Penpont) Nell ; 5, J. Thomson (Penpont) Tam ; 6, D. McMillan (Carsphairn) Fleet ; Novice, 1, J. Thomson (Penpont) Drift, 77; 2, M. Wilson (Corsock) Jill, 67; GLENARTNEY (S.L. Davidson, Sandbank) Nursery (23 ran) 1, S. MacFarlane (Blairgowrie) Willow, 77; 2, M. Watt (Kirriemuir) Nap, 68; 3, A.D. Carnegie (Comrie) Sweep, 64; 4, P. Martin (Glenlyon) Kay, 61; 5, K. Howlett (Comrie) Spot, 60; 6, R Lewis (Killin) Ruby, 58; Novice, 1, M Lundin (Blairgowrie) Stewie (Sture), 67.

Welsh results By Claire Ridge HEREFORDSHIRE AND SHROPSHIRE, Crow Leasowe Farm (Austin Bennett) Nursery, 1, Keith Evans, Bob; 2, Lorna Owen, Jan; 3, Linda Walters, Moss; 4, Lesley Jones, Toby; 5, Alison Hunter-Blair, Ted. Novice, 1, Gordon Morgan, Mirk; 2, Pauline Thomas, Peg; 3, Sandy Fullwood, Midge; 4, Pat Hulburd, Tess; 5, Jo Grocott, Moss. Beginners, 1, Liz Beaumont, Ren; 2, Keeli Woods, Brin; 3, Barbara Howse, Bet; 4, Rob Morris, Tess. GLOUCESTERSHIRE/GWENT, Nursery, Cefn Rhyswg Farm (Jamie Garland) Nursery, 1, N. Mathews (Tenby) Peggy, 20; 2, A. Blackmore (Ledbury) Quories Mist, 22; 3, A. Blackmore, Rosewood Zac, 28; 4, R. Lewis (Lisvane) Nan, 32; 5, S. Currie (Tredegar) Jock, 37; 6, N. Mathews, Kim, 38. Novice, 1, A. Blackmore, Spottie, 10; 2, B. Morgan (Pandy) Hugh, 13.5; 3, N. Mathews, Maid, 15; 4, R. Lewis, Tan, 20; 5, N. Mathews, Scalpsies Maid, 22; 6, A. Blackmore, Rosewood Glen, 37. CARMARTHEN, Nursery, Rhosyrhafod (Malcolm Ellis) Nursery and Puppy, 1, M. Jones (Maesybont) Jimmy, 10; 2, A. Driscoll (Llanllawddog) Kinloch Carlos, 11; 3, N. Watkins (Llanddeusant) Jazz, 14; 4, G. Lewis (Gwynfe) Henna, 15 OLF; 5, A. Driscoll, Kinloch Carlos, 15; 6, G. Lewis, Glen, 17. CEREDIGION, Nursery, Tyndderwen (Jane Drinkwater) Nursery, 1, J. Price (Aberystwyth) Holly, 6; 2, E. Hope (Lampeter) Gyp, 10; 3, B. Evans (Bronant) Glen, 12; 4, M. Morgan (Tregaron) Gabi, 17; 5, D. Rees (Pontrhyfendigaid) Spot, 20. Young Handler, 1, E. Hope, Gyp, 10; 2, D. Roberts, Bec, 25; 3, C. Evans (Bronant) Cass, 34. South Wales, 1, D. Jenkins (Talybont) Don, 12; 2, E. Hope, Meg, 15; 3, M. Morgan, Gabi, 17 OLF; 4, D. Rees, Chip, 17; 5, D. Roberts, Bec, 22. Young handler, 1, E. Hope, Meg,

Trials diary ENGLAND November 17. FYLDE, Nursery, new and young handlers welcome, Myerscough College, Lee Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RU, 9.30am start, enter on field, those with two dogs to be booked in by noon. YORKSHIRE, Nursery, new and young handlers welcome, Jackson Lane, Bradley, Skipton, BD20 9HG, 9.30am start, enter on field, those with two dogs to be booked in by noon. NORTH WESTMORLAND, Nursery, novice and new handler, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm, only one dog after 12pm noon, novice confined to Cumbria. RYEDALE, Nursery, Hall Farm, North Reston, Louth, LN11 8JD, 10.30am start, enter on field by 1pm, more than one dog first by noon. November 18. CASTLE RISING, The East Anglian Sheepdog Society, Open, nursery and novice, PE31 6AN, enter on field, members only. HIGHER WHITLEY, Nursery, novice and beginner, School Lane, Higher Whitley, Cheshire, WA4 4QB, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm. NORTHERN, Nursery, committee novice and new handler, Valley Farm, Bowes, DL12 9RH, about four miles west of Bowes off A66, 10am start, enter on field by 2pm, only one dog after 1pm. SURREY, Nursery and novice, Deanlands Farm, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3RJ, 10am start. WEST COUNTRY, Nursery, driving then maltese cross, Pittsworthy Farm, Thorndon Cross, Okehampton, EX20 4NG, 10am start. TURTON, Young Farmers Open, Clough Head, Grane Road, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 4AT, 9.30am start, enter on field, catering. RYEDALE, Open, North Reston – postponed until December 8. February 16 and 17. WHITBECK, Opens, am and pm trials, Town End Hall Farm, Whitbeck, Cumbria, pre-entry, first 25 dogs per trial, contact R. Watson, tel: 07825 875 097.

WALES November 17. TALYBONT, NWSDS Nursery final, Ardudwy, LL43 2AQ, start 8.30am, contact T. Emrys Jones, tel: 07801 530 708. CARMARTHEN Nursery, Ffosyfran, Llanllawddog, Carms, SA32 7JG. CEREDIGION, Nursery, Gilfach-Y-Fran, Abermeurig. GLOUCESTERSHIRE/GWENT, Nursery, Spencerfield, Ferry Lane, Uckinghall, GL20 6ER, start 9am, contact David or Ann Cooper, tel: 01684 592 465. BRECON, Nursery, Llwynfedwen, LD3 8NN, start 9.30am. November 18. GLAMORGAN, Nursery, David Millichap, Rhiwgarn Farm, CF39 8YY, start 10am. HEREFORDSHIRE AND SHROPSHIRE, Higher Hagley Farm, Obley, Clun, Shropshire, SY4 2AE, Nursery and Novice, start 9.30am, contact Lorna Owen, tel: 01547 530 278. November 24. GLOUCESTERSHIRE/ GWENT, Nursery, Linntridge Cottage, Bromsberrow Heath, HR8 1PB, start 9am, contact Angie Blackmore, tel: 07855 843 226. POWYS, Nursery final, The College, Newtown. CARMARTHEN, Nursery, Llwynbedw, Llanpumsaint, Carms, SA336JU. November 25. CARMARTHEN, Nursery Panthowell, Llanddeusant, Carms, SA199SR. December 1. BRYNAFON, SWSDTA Nursery championship, Llanafan Fawr, Powys LD2 3PN, start TBC, Eye Testing, contact Claire Ridge, tel: 07773 192 283. December 8. POWYS, All Wales Nursery Championship, Glanusk Park, Crickhowell, NP8 1SG, start TBC, contact Claire Ridge, tel: 07773 192 283.

15; 2, D. Roberts, Bec, 22; 3, E. Hope, Gyp, 30; 4, C. Evans, Cass, 33. Novice, 1, O. Lewis (Devils Bridge) Bruce, 26; 2, C. Evans, Cass, 33. GLAMORGAN, Nursery, Treguff (Gareth Davies) Nursery, 1, R. Ellis (Nantymoel) Todd, 21.5; 2, L. Bowden (Caerphilly) Joe, 23.5; 3, D. Howells (Port Talbot) Sky, 27; 4, D. Millichap (Tonyrefail) Lad, 30.5; 5, D. Millichap, Jack, 32.5; 6, D. Howells, Dick, 34.5. Novice, 1, R. Ellis Tim, 13.5; 2, D. Howells, Sky, 16; 3, D. Howells, Dick, 22.5; 4, D. Millichap, Jack, 23.5 OLF; 5, D. Millichap, Lad, 23.5; 6, C. Millichap (Tonyrefail) Mai, 27. BRECON, Nursery, Penclyn Farm (Steve Lewis) Nursery, 1, D. Evans (Libanus) Bill, 7; 2, K. Evans (Libanus) Dan, 11 OLF; 3, K. Evans, Knockmaa Bec, 11; 4, D. Evans, Knockmaa Lil, 16; 5, S. Holt (Libanus) Malta Jim, 20; 6, A. Games (Talgarth) Jill, 21. Novice, 1, G. Davies (Llangamarch Wells) Jim, 30; 2, B. Howson (Llandefalle) Grace, 32; 3, W. Jones (Erwood) Queen, 35; 4, L, Jenkins (Ystalyfera) Neuadd Llwyd Lad, 36. Beginners, 1, G. Davies (Llangamarch Wells) Will, 19; 2, G. Davies, Holly, 20, RADNOR, Nursery, Elan Valley (Roy Jones) Nursery, 1, S. Lewis (Elan Valley) Mist, 4; 2, S. Lewis, Chum, 7; 3, G. Powell (Gladestry) Cass, 12; 4, K. Haker (Llanbadarn Fynnydd) Case, 17; 5, P. Tomkins (Llanbadarn Fynnydd) Johney, 23; 6, A. Price (Llandrindod Wells) Lyn, 37. Novice, 1, D. Bayliss (Penybont) Fleet, 8; 2, B. Lewis (Penybont) Dell, 21; 3, E. Rogers (Elan Valley) Dan, 28. Beginner, T. Goodman (Rhayader) Roy, 26.

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MARKET PRICES PRIMESTOCK ENGLAND STEERS Market day(s) week ending November 13 Acklington Ashford Bakewell Barnard Castle Beeston Castle Bentham Bishops Castle Bridgnorth Brockholes Carlisle Cirencester Clitheroe Cockermouth Colchester Darlington Derby Exeter Frome Gisburn Hailsham Hallworthy Hatherleigh Hawes Hereford Hexham Holmfirth Holsworthy Hull Kendal Kington Kirkby Stephen Lancaster Leek Leyburn Liskeard Longtown Louth Ludlow Malton Market Drayton Market Harborough Melton Mowbray Newark Newton Abbot Northallerton Oswestry Otley Penrith Ross-On-Wye Rugby Ruswarp Salisbury Scots Gap Sedgemoor Selby Shaftesbury Shrewsbury Skipton South Molton Stratford Thame Thirsk Thrapston Truro Ulverston Wigton Winslow Wooler Worcester York

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Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

31 68 83 9 115 10 115 17 22 62 238 29 64 79 10 5 3 24 7 23 3 6 266 65 256 100 245 180 19 14 41 50 46 146 319 3 25 274 25 28 29 139

191.00 190.39 169.33 191.50 204.21 199.33 134.75 179.67 175.67 190.00 172.70 104.00 170.50 189.00 160.17 139.77 219.60 194.62 143.00 200.50 181.38 155.75 210.06 102.00 241.50 187.83 172.50 220.50

197.60 179.64 191.12 200.00 205.20 211.17 163.50 196.21 203.80 159.12 165.22 183.12 175.40 174.00 189.50 177.14 214.00 204.83 225.90 189.06 159.07 201.27 218.43 192.67 190.62 189.25 179.34 172.03 220.71 217.83 205.54 170.60 168.50 190.00 231.50

192.29 157.50 168.83 154.00 166.20 154.00 190.72 196.25 188.00 167.00 155.08 178.50 172.00 165.70 111.00 181.04 217.23 173.08 174.38 188.85 162.67 200.50 190.12 141.33 177.00 185.95 208.61 196.68 180.17 189.00 189.50 209.17

194.00 171.50 191.20 226.73 208.00 102.30 69.50 200.79 222.50 105.17 174.75 144.75 182.00 72.50 106.00 93.00 204.50 197.26 264.50 134.70 171.00 204.47 237.50 199.86 181.58 210.10 204.00 162.17 149.00 232.50 109.00 241.00 224.59 194.50 191.50 133.00 224.90

216.45 188.75 181.27 182.75 219.21 179.00 181.30 128.00 213.50 218.74 147.10 179.33 192.67 168.33 220.83 144.00 167.50 129.50 191.00 123.00 202.08 261.15 168.83 176.00 213.17 230.33 191.33 224.75 193.56 194.31 153.17 178.48 234.02 225.57 234.24 186.17 220.25 163.77 216.65

216.00 151.88 186.11 200.00 183.80 224.00 216.86 174.17 129.83 208.50 200.48 155.50 166.39 161.50 203.50 123.10 139.50 154.00 110.00 190.60 239.20 179.83 176.00 179.00 221.00 186.87 188.40 159.69 176.51 197.20 165.00 178.50 232.03 125.25 214.40 180.58 202.36

121.50 153.75 148.09 150.98 176.17 195.00 187.45 155.00 172.50 176.33 157.49 159.23 162.11 170.23 160.75 163.33

175.93 136.00 171.57 191.77 171.50 179.94 145.00 192.06 181.00 194.21 197.00 171.92 140.50 185.03 170.57 153.25 188.14 181.32 203.50 171.83 185.41

181.20 196.83 179.83 196.88 196.63 139.50 197.64 197.32 203.50 171.80 159.50 197.95 184.82 188.00 120.00 200.76 181.94 189.50 189.39

20 80 93 89 5 45 265 3 1 27 9 105 24 89 92 2 5 34 3 16 2 115 72 25 27 1 37 12 131 21 40 66 17 22 24 9 23 29 92 33 39 22 27 18 41 16 12

158.00 243.50 230.50 190.80 206.29 179.75 176.00

238.50 200.00 189.17 215.92 216.68 167.23

185.00 235.25 211.33 188.33 228.00 193.40 154.76

235.00 204.00 180.67 207.00 209.00 214.25

230.43 224.00 179.44 249.64 217.00 216.29 231.43 213.63 197.80

230.00 212.73 185.00 232.00 229.00 145.22 220.57 205.00 187.28

157.50 -

213.00 189.00 165.00

211.00 184.00 157.00

235 107 84 1 36 42 76 58 76 189 225

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127.50 159.10 -

100.64 110.36 117.77 87.18 -

74.50 88.31 85.69 89.27 87.59 45.00 75.15 81.08 60.50 85.10 79.56 41.00 79.01 83.09 89.90 53.50 74.06 99.50 78.80 76.29 68.17 100.10 71.83 86.33 129.50 80.80 80.50 77.95 68.93 82.24 70.75

98.06 115.88 104.59 98.80 113.25 115.61 128.83 94.50 94.72 101.96 88.89 86.82 95.04 58.00 71.00 106.24 114.00 92.25 67.20 114.22 89.30 84.00 91.70 59.50 76.32 99.60 108.20 109.64 94.40 89.50 126.10 79.44 66.71 98.50 125.73 102.44 86.06 94.31 79.14 104.64 112.25 111.75

2033 1098 1555 799 529 2647 1100 896 589 1330 495 451 1719 393 2862 843 511 910 694 193 830 1741 891 448 490 33 1285 1244 1872 424 717 648 3729 158 3047 437 1310 344 1055 1130 930 3730 543 2138 786 2422 145 254 21 824 141 995 3519 970 137 285 335 544 108 347 1044 50 386 1071 253



74.20 71.70 77.90 132.00 73.80 88.20 99.90

98.30 84.70 95.50 136.50 116.50 104.60 105.90 107.30 102.50 102.60 115.90

1210 1315 609 760 396 634 510 1510 1217 1824 1323 3236 578

Grade 1 average

SCOTLAND Ayr Caithness Castle Douglas Dingwall Dumfries Forfar Huntly Kirkwall Lanark Lockerbie Newton Stewart Newtown St Boswells Stirling (caledonian) Stirling (ua) Thainstone

Mo\Tu Tu We\Tu We We We\Th Mo Mo We Mo Th\Tu We\Th Th

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0 5 1 3

0 2 6

9 2 4 0

4 0 5

2 0 0


2 0


4 0 0

0 4



4 6


5 5


0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

All prices quoted in p/kg.

Source: AHDB/LAA


Source: AHDB/LAA



Total N/S lambs

N/S lambs light average

N/S lambs standard average

N/S lambs medium average

N/S lambs heavy average

N/S SQQ average

Total Ewes

Ewes average

2033 1098 1555 799 529 2647 1100 896 589 1330 495 451 1719 393 2862 843 511 910 694 193 830 1741 891 448 490 33 1285 1244 1872 424 717 648 3729 158 3047 437 1310 344 1055 1130 930 3730 543 2138 786 2422 145 254 21 824 141 995 3519 970 137 285 335 544 108 347 1044 50 386 1071 253

139.50 121.33 120.00 101.45 141.00 112.41 127.92 170.00 132.18 115.40 152.04 124.45 181.00 129.32 102.56 146.33 66.67 122.60 160.71 143.36 190.00 151.63 125.00 153.64 145.00 92.90 141.80 129.60 190.00 198.33 144.68 165.06 162.15 132.30 107.70 133.00 -

178.66 170.16 168.27 164.70 166.65 159.23 157.09 162.59 162.45 189.98 174.02 165.05 178.16 174.32 170.76 167.35 157.60 163.14 166.99 154.00 138.00 174.77 169.48 170.02 159.72 168.72 176.53 175.85 159.92 163.55 146.61 173.24 158.95 167.45 174.38 168.92 169.11 175.25 161.48 158.26 152.66 185.29 175.10 199.86 145.21 163.70 174.00 173.64 176.47 170.83 166.50 158.33 171.73 154.74 174.56 221.32 163.00 191.78 179.35 155.77

178.77 168.42 169.58 163.94 185.85 168.61 178.32 164.28 168.31 180.43 170.29 166.47 172.87 183.03 166.99 166.92 166.65 158.59 164.11 176.61 159.07 177.87 175.54 170.43 175.31 169.20 170.54 172.24 181.73 169.83 166.81 159.99 175.68 165.26 176.50 169.74 172.23 162.80 164.62 176.91 174.82 169.39 164.15 176.04 178.90 180.68 168.77 162.96 170.45 170.86 174.75 170.04 171.65 171.75 170.57 164.98 176.04 171.33 167.92 167.31 195.53 143.27 192.21 180.75 175.52

157.03 168.29 156.83 155.76 166.17 158.08 166.01 156.84 159.33 154.06 155.71 153.38 158.56 184.16 159.32 162.66 158.83 144.76 162.82 168.95 152.68 160.90 156.41 165.35 166.79 180.60 152.83 159.14 164.85 153.82 158.93 146.24 160.97 160.33 159.64 162.57 162.84 155.50 155.15 163.71 160.80 159.50 161.36 157.98 165.20 162.80 162.12 164.53 155.83 160.15 171.92 160.83 160.60 164.00 166.48 165.29 176.45 164.24 166.70 156.62 169.39 157.00 160.66 168.59 170.41

178.03 168.64 169.06 163.57 184.83 165.19 170.79 163.81 165.79 180.68 170.04 166.13 174.15 179.78 166.42 166.97 166.38 159.79 164.52 176.47 148.48 177.08 173.66 169.70 173.61 169.20 169.97 172.97 180.32 169.52 166.01 159.63 173.63 164.10 175.49 169.74 170.28 162.80 165.69 176.54 173.27 160.08 160.51 177.82 178.57 185.36 162.65 163.25 170.45 170.94 174.75 170.31 171.12 171.70 170.36 164.56 174.00 168.89 167.92 168.28 195.90 145.59 191.15 180.41 172.10

861 450 952 337 153 1081 946 178 156 297 263 439 129 831 703 103 381 250 2747 24 141 291 38 353 400 586 38 297 292 4216 5 742 126 395 49 514 703 314 890 174 1379 201 770 223 170 62 10 69 429 287 413 86 5 65 95 67 117 119 486 759 106

57.51 45.24 51.41 31.52 48.99 42.37 49.79 53.01 58.21 47.72 45.91 39.81 36.76 55.22 47.11 44.01 52.01 53.72 47.71 39.08 50.55 48.11 53.86 39.29 47.96 35.11 42.50 46.17 38.30 57.04 13.40 57.56 63.51 52.93 40.50 53.44 55.36 59.99 33.21 36.71 49.41 51.00 57.40 35.94 43.48 66.52 48.20 54.46 42.42 41.91 54.46 54.14 46.80 44.91 41.73 36.40 36.93 81.81 59.27 62.05 53.31

1210 1315 609 760 396 634 510 1510 1217 1824 1323 3236 578

137.15 129.00 167.14 153.00 150.00 154.72 106.50 161.57 96.00 -

161.91 171.90 132.06 168.81 150.88 133.05 164.06 158.09 171.63 134.49 160.72 150.52 155.20

169.27 166.92 163.43 167.81 162.96 155.03 157.65 167.41 172.69 176.69 168.91 167.18 159.04

149.43 152.40 157.89 158.86 154.50 151.72 149.56 151.06 158.18 157.45 157.94 154.98 149.78

167.83 167.68 157.79 168.18 161.76 151.57 158.00 164.97 171.21 176.34 166.13 163.15 158.85

Bala Brecon Bryncir Builth Wells Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Hay On Wye Knighton Llanrwst Machynlleth Mold Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Rhayader Market Ruthin St Asaph Talgarth Talybont-On-Usk Welshpool Whitland

44.98 38.90 53.17 52.06 54.93 52.78 55.45 45.29 42.43 41.34 44.35 44.78 -

Th Tu We Fr Th Mo We\Tu Th Th Tu We Mo We\Mo Th Tu (wk) Fr\Tu Th Fr Th Mo Tu

Bala Brecon Bryncir Builth Wells Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Hay On Wye Knighton Llanrwst Machynlleth Mold Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Rhayader Market Ruthin St Asaph Talgarth Talybont-On-Usk Welshpool Whitland

Light average

5 13 124 5 1 -

130.00 187.50 186.80 212.17 -

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

123.50 185.60 198.43 207.00 -

191.00 195.26 -

107.00 187.14 -

122.00 187.00 202.10 -

189.33 199.06 128.00 -

Medium average


Heavy average

Total cow number

Grade 1 average

Grade 3 average

Dairy sired average

Beef sired average

180.50 -

35 78 53 1 57 9 1 29 -



81.57 74.02 62.47 88.63 64.67 75.00 -

85.81 100.60 104.37 63.00 108.64 90.00 128.50 95.96 -

167.40 -

179.00 -

Total N/S lambs

N/S lambs light average

N/S lambs standard average

N/S lambs medium average

N/S lambs heavy average

N/S SQQ average

Total Ewes

Ewes average

541 551 684 1205 264 580 195 556 738 1049 244 1732 137 463 2364 3099 912 323 4025 195

140.59 150.00 146.50 143.47 137.63 141.05 154.91 148.26 162.08 157.00 160.01 157.68 156.08 154.57 151.30 152.28

151.47 166.94 154.01 158.37 164.75 152.72 164.98 172.00 164.97 167.35 162.50 163.94 153.55 172.46 177.83 169.46 163.99 162.23 163.88 167.12

153.18 173.51 157.41 168.75 158.64 168.35 171.68 173.29 170.00 167.54 171.52 168.02 168.70 167.77 179.65 181.93 174.60 165.89 171.72 162.14

173.50 150.34 163.42 168.69 164.61 163.41 167.18 165.45 162.03 163.94 164.98 165.57 172.35 177.82 160.65 155.80 161.03 156.78

145.68 171.57 151.64 159.14 148.52 156.40 170.70 173.24 166.60 158.40 171.34 165.14 165.91 167.54 177.13 177.23 172.18 160.84 167.80 160.46

265 173 495 208 517 57 43 22 946 86 30 536 953 204 9 2025 120

46.85 32.92 27.12 42.95 45.91 19.00 26.43 18.59 42.98 62.04 23.90 35.63 38.54 45.88 28.22 37.95 45.62


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Total cattle number

YOUNG BULLS Light average

Source: IAAS/ScotEID 657 360 87 504 198 685 173 942 544 683 550 1462 -

Market day(s) week ending November 13


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Ashford Bakewell Barnard Castle Beeston Castle Bentham Bishops Castle Bridgnorth Brockholes Carlisle Cirencester Clitheroe Cockermouth Colchester Darlington Derby Exeter Frome Gisburn Hailsham Hallworthy Hatherleigh Hereford Hexham Holmfirth Holsworthy Hull Kendal Kington Kirkby Stephen Lancaster Leek Leyburn Liskeard Longtown Louth Ludlow Market Drayton Melton Mowbray Middleton-In-Teesdale Newark Newton Abbot Northallerton Oswestry Otley Penrith Rugby Salisbury Sedgemoor Selby Shaftesbury Shrewsbury Skipton Stratford Tavistock Thame Thirsk Thrapston Truro Ulverston Wigton Wooler Worcester York

Tu Mo Fr Tu\We Th Tu Tu Fr Mo Fr We\Fr Th\Sa We Th\Mo We Fr Tu We\Mo Mo Tu Fr Tu\Sa Fr Tu Th We Tu Tu Sa We We Mo Fr Tu Sa Th\Mo Tu We\Mo Tu Fr Tu Sa We Th Tu Th

6-12 month steers

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers


STORES (NATIVE-SIRED 18+ month heifers

6-12 month steers

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

18+ month heifers

6-12 mon steers

No. / Av.

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No. / Av.

No. / Av.

36/670.7 43/753.5 -/-/18/711.1 1/685.0 -/-/-/5/459.0 -/69/768.0 -/9/696.1 -/26/626.0 15/648.7 35/594.1 -/156/626.4 -/-/18/755.8 -/2/587.5 10/994.0 -/4/828.8 -/-/33/577.9 3/513.3 -/-/11/617.3 -/1/300.0 -/256/826.7 6/720.0 -/4/345.0 -/-/1/555.0 2/875.0 11/568.8 71/647.3 -/47/700.0 51/721.1 37/868.0 -/3/663.3 -/11/642.3 3/685.0 -/-/5/695.0 14/814.3 -/10/501.0

8/780.6 26/776.3 -/2/667.5 9/846.7 28/954.5 -/4/788.8 -/27/806.0 -/24/1002.9 -/13/959.6 -/42/808.1 16/758.6 5/653.0 -/20/693.0 -/-/87/968.7 2/560.0 24/510.0 4/955.0 -/9/1139.4 -/8/806.3 22/712.0 1/600.0 -/5/829.0 1/830.0 -/3/750.0 19/850.8 8/928.8 11/805.5 -/2/952.5 -/-/12/981.7 70/891.1 9/580.6 40/797.0 -/17/590.6 4/745.0 18/881.1 -/70/743.1 5/740.0 31/953.5 17/859.7 6/734.2 -/10/834.0 10/916.0 -/13/790.8

44/964.2 20/917.0 -/18/1031.4 12/840.8 9/1010.6 -/2/800.0 -/22/898.7 -/17/1034.4 -/7/974.3 -/97/963.5 16/889.8 5/661.0 -/105/841.0 -/-/50/1061.1 5/980.0 22/634.3 1/990.0 -/17/1150.3 -/63/964.1 20/941.0 -/-/-/1/895.0 -/9/816.7 34/852.5 -/19/926.8 -/10/933.5 -/-/40/1014.3 92/957.6 21/689.0 114/944.7 -/20/723.8 4/633.8 48/986.0 -/21/832.1 29/763.8 14/1044.3 21/862.6 17/708.8 -/21/1061.7 6/923.3 -/4/851.3

21/645.2 48/491.7 -/-/26/567.3 1/730.0 -/-/-/1/570.0 -/60/690.2 -/17/604.4 -/16/454.1 11/524.9 39/529.0 -/112/500.2 -/-/3/656.7 1/775.0 6/400.0 13/753.5 -/-/-/-/36/493.2 -/-/-/13/529.6 -/3/496.7 -/243/799.3 11/730.0 -/2/400.0 -/-/4/615.0 -/6/428.3 89/537.5 -/22/639.1 49/608.6 48/729.1 -/5/725.0 -/59/681.6 2/595.0 3/235.0 -/2/535.0 9/764.4 -/20/578.3

5/874.0 36/651.4 -/3/481.7 10/687.5 22/877.7 -/2/690.0 -/13/753.3 -/40/842.0 -/53/763.3 -/18/600.0 27/626.6 9/571.7 -/10/641.5 -/-/50/932.8 3/385.0 40/541.8 6/729.2 -/12/1023.3 -/1/960.0 13/500.4 -/-/6/743.3 3/773.3 -/20/608.0 5/805.0 17/848.2 7/855.7 -/6/840.0 -/-/16/886.9 56/776.4 3/405.0 76/660.9 -/17/457.9 9/628.3 50/871.5 -/72/614.0 3/838.7 25/881.6 3/650.0 3/506.7 -/27/864.8 15/832.0 -/4/675.0

65/901.4 29/858.4 -/27/763.9 5/755.0 13/1034.2 -/5/934.0 -/22/754.8 -/27/874.8 -/41/913.2 -/75/771.6 36/742.3 23/688.7 -/60/773.3 -/-/51/995.2 -/39/727.9 2/925.0 -/34/1059.4 -/38/824.5 19/744.7 -/-/1/695.0 -/-/10/773.0 22/823.0 -/14/891.4 -/18/813.9 -/-/36/958.6 78/902.9 8/775.4 148/796.0 -/10/645.0 8/650.6 67/881.3 -/47/761.1 21/628.1 41/903.8 18/891.7 9/590.0 -/24/960.0 2/1070.0 -/6/1020.0

37/515.1 4/547.5 -/-/4/595.0 -/-/-/-/5/394.6 -/15/594.3 -/11/656.8 -/38/606.7 96/606.3 15/341.7 -/43/492.8 -/-/-/1/1020.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/25/460.4 -/-/4/273.8 -/-/9/350.0 -/2/565.0 3/876.7 -/2/720.0 -/-/-/3/406.7 17/413.5 28/551.7 -/31/525.5 -/2/672.5 -/13/670.8 -/3/583.3 3/593.3 7/390.7 -/-/-/-/-/-

29/678.3 24/686.7 -/4/612.5 18/755.0 -/-/2/652.5 -/25/751.2 -/17/786.2 -/12/684.2 -/23/623.0 48/635.8 3/596.7 -/6/760.0 -/-/16/974.7 3/840.0 4/578.8 -/-/-/-/21/641.9 11/738.2 -/-/3/816.7 1/700.0 -/4/435.0 9/610.7 -/6/1016.7 -/3/803.3 -/-/6/728.3 41/797.8 20/588.8 26/668.7 -/49/726.6 4/496.3 1/870.0 -/31/757.6 4/713.0 21/865.5 1/875.0 3/691.7 -/-/8/832.5 -/3/745.0

33/806.8 26/841.0 -/22/811.1 20/829.0 3/880.0 -/2/755.0 -/22/753.1 -/2/895.0 -/5/690.0 -/34/869.6 143/771.2 1/1145.0 -/116/806.9 -/-/30/914.8 3/811.7 12/744.2 -/-/-/-/67/923.9 26/796.2 -/-/2/775.0 3/848.3 -/11/684.1 29/730.8 -/-/-/25/898.4 -/-/10/1022.0 56/903.0 29/882.9 113/733.1 -/73/746.8 -/14/820.0 -/33/815.6 14/674.1 13/938.5 6/891.7 10/670.5 -/7/977.9 11/909.5 -/1/1100.0

26/425.2 13/351.2 -/3/235.0 4/380.0 -/-/-/-/2/293.5 -/14/447.1 -/7/622.9 -/19/358.2 64/443.5 5/326.0 -/18/365.3 -/-/-/-/5/297.0 -/-/-/-/-/12/451.7 -/-/-/-/-/13/326.9 -/-/4/400.0 -/-/-/-/-/19/231.1 14/232.6 22/322.3 -/20/325.0 3/400.0 1/110.0 -/3/280.0 -/17/347.6 2/460.0 7/299.3 -/-/-/-/-/-

6/525.0 10/459.5 -/7/288.6 -/1/875.0 -/3/690.0 -/23/550.3 -/30/595.5 -/10/521.0 -/22/404.8 25/456.7 7/560.0 -/3/526.7 -/-/7/809.3 -/16/500.8 -/-/-/-/4/880.0 17/544.1 -/-/1/510.0 -/-/14/390.0 7/622.1 -/6/681.7 -/3/831.7 -/-/10/610.0 42/675.1 23/402.3 25/504.6 -/17/764.1 8/445.0 4/776.3 -/21/581.7 6/320.5 5/791.0 2/390.0 10/341.0 -/-/8/735.0 -/6/668.3

16/752.5 13/688.5 -/21/750.5 -/1/820.0 -/2/780.0 -/32/615.3 -/11/755.9 -/2/365.0 -/47/631.6 107/632.2 7/648.6 -/46/689.6 -/-/18/784.2 -/23/718.0 -/-/1/978.0 -/35/823.7 26/626.0 -/-/4/600.0 -/-/26/568.7 29/555.2 -/14/544.3 -/13/793.5 -/-/1/925.0 51/726.2 30/746.8 121/640.2 -/37/752.1 1/380.0 15/769.3 -/16/621.3 27/711.4 19/715.3 3/753.3 12/368.8 -/2/630.0 3/725.0 -/-/-

-/2/260.0 -/-/-/-/-/1/620.0 -/-/-/2/140.0 -/1/745.0 -/1/380.0 9/198.0 5/316.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/201.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/475.0 -/-/-/4/150.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/305.0 -/-/-/-/1/540.0

16/578.13 -/-/18/687.22 21/751.19 -/23/870.65 -/68/831.84 -/-/9/806.67 49/848.47 152/942.73 115/1016.00

5/746.00 -/-/2/772.50 41/909.02 -/27/954.81 -/38/933.03 -/-/4/751.25 25/835.20 104/993.61 89/1060.56

7/574.29 -/-/32/516.72 2/572.50 -/10/750.50 -/23/617.61 -/-/3/830.00 24/508.75 4/821.25 44/736.14

4/567.50 -/-/11/629.55 39/751.92 -/43/814.88 -/106/738.44 -/-/8/817.50 23/762.17 92/854.46 77/907.27

13/409.23 -/-/5/835.00 34/742.21 -/20/801.75 -/95/839.26 -/-/-/8/923.75 78/900.19 98/967.45

4/471.25 -/-/95/483.21 5/768.00 -/1/450.00 -/30/615.00 -/-/6/575.00 -/-/18/605.00

6/590.00 -/-/32/576.72 27/841.48 -/8/967.50 -/41/839.88 -/-/59/678.47 29/780.86 41/904.27 32/917.66

5/480.00 -/-/34/576.32 12/868.33 -/5/1070.00 -/27/902.78 -/-/2/655.00 22/844.77 65/922.69 35/1028.57

2/500.00 -/-/46/382.28 5/635.00 -/-/-/1/535.00 -/-/2/597.50 3/490.00 5/847.00 9/552.78

2/612.50 -/-/19/377.11 19/737.11 -/8/876.25 -/21/703.10 -/-/31/523.06 10/688.00 41/767.44 23/669.78

4/563.75 -/-/25/559.80 13/821.15 -/8/917.50 -/23/885.87 -/-/1/610.00 30/662.33 59/885.00 17/816.18

6/235.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/8/350.00 -/-/-/-/1/410.00 -/-

SCOTLAND Ayr Caithness Castle Douglas Dingwall Dumfries Forfar Huntly Kirkwall Lanark Lockerbie Newton Stewart Newtown St Boswells Stirling (caledonian) Stirling (ua) Thainstone


We Mo Th Tu

Th Th\Mo We Fr

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7/583.57 -/-/38/544.21 7/645.71 -/9/813.33 -/48/659.38 -/-/31/760.48 51/665.69 9/860.00 75/813.49

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Figures show livestock numbers first, then average price per head.


+ month ifers

No. / Av.

752.5 688.5 750.5






/631.6 7/632.2 648.6





/823.7 /626.0


/568.7 /555.2

/544.3 793.5

25.0 726.2 /746.8 1/640.2

/752.1 80.0 769.3

621.3 /711.4 715.3 753.3 368.8

630.0 725.0


/559.80 821.15



10.00 /662.33 /885.00 816.18

6-12 month 12-18 month 18+ month steers steers steers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/2/260.0 -/-/-/-/-/1/620.0 -/-/-/2/140.0 -/1/745.0 -/1/380.0 9/198.0 5/316.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/201.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/475.0 -/-/-/4/150.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/305.0 -/-/-/-/1/540.0

1/450.0 7/584.3 -/1/440.0 4/673.8 -/-/3/613.3 -/1/300.0 -/-/-/2/465.0 -/3/276.7 54/339.5 15/517.3 -/3/540.0 -/-/-/-/20/332.0 2/495.0 -/-/-/-/3/320.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/265.0 -/-/11/413.6 -/1/320.0 -/5/260.0 -/-/1/40.0 4/530.0 -/31/326.8 -/1/555.0 -/-/1/530.0

19/620.5 17/633.2 -/5/644.0 31/658.1 -/-/-/-/22/355.0 -/1/545.0 -/6/446.7 -/20/710.8 26/697.8 -/-/77/558.1 -/-/-/-/39/498.3 -/-/-/-/23/780.9 2/570.0 -/-/-/-/-/6/678.3 -/-/-/-/1/680.0 -/-/-/2/402.5 -/31/616.0 -/3/325.0 1/500.0 7/625.7 -/-/2/305.0 1/500.0 1/570.0 7/415.0 -/7/809.3 5/276.0 -/2/380.0

2/200.00 -/-/-/1/500.00 -/-/-/34/525.29 -/-/-/12/545.00 14/516.79 -/-

-/-/-/-/4/505.00 -/-/-/42/620.00 -/-/-/31/646.45 47/684.79 -/-

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CALVES (7-42 DAYS) Black and Continental Continental Native white bulls bulls heifers bulls

Native heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

8/46.5 27/44.8 -/71/40.4 6/59.8 -/-/1/25.0 -/10/35.1 -/-/-/-/-/6/22.5 34/36.2 39/29.7 -/-/-/-/-/-/11/15.0 -/-/-/-/9/45.0 20/43.5 -/-/-/-/-/46/29.0 -/-/1/45.0 -/-/1/114.0 -/-/-/-/88/50.1 -/9/29.6 23/33.1 10/88.2 -/-/-/-/-/7/18.1 -/-/-/-/-/-

No. / Av. 7/240.7 10/233.9 -/49/214.4 16/272.1 -/-/-/-/13/227.8 -/-/-/-/-/41/160.3 31/233.6 15/285.9 -/-/-/20/202.0 -/1/245.0 47/237.6 -/-/-/-/1/165.0 43/256.8 3/365.0 -/-/-/-/39/200.1 -/-/10/161.0 -/-/13/290.2 -/-/-/-/91/192.5 -/22/126.2 11/183.5 10/343.5 -/-/-/-/-/15/109.3 -/-/-/-/4/233.8

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

7/184.3 4/155.0 -/56/157.3 6/240.8 -/-/-/-/9/225.4 -/-/-/-/-/35/138.0 33/127.0 22/233.0 -/-/-/20/160.8 -/2/147.5 45/133.1 -/-/-/-/3/133.3 41/145.2 3/253.3 -/-/-/-/42/130.7 -/-/-/-/-/12/215.9 -/-/-/-/63/145.6 -/17/79.9 8/191.5 3/228.3 -/-/-/-/-/14/55.8 -/-/-/-/-/-

3/181.7 4/78.8 -/56/167.5 5/197.4 -/-/1/100.0 -/5/208.6 -/-/-/-/-/4/198.8 34/125.1 8/206.5 5/23.2 -/-/1/240.0 -/-/25/101.3 -/-/-/-/3/150.0 22/116.0 -/-/-/-/-/44/88.2 -/-/17/120.9 -/-/2/176.0 -/-/-/-/65/133.4 -/29/90.5 10/143.5 1/155.0 -/-/-/-/-/12/54.3 -/-/-/-/1/140.0

1/175.0 5/99.2 -/46/77.9 6/138.3 -/-/2/61.0 -/9/110.1 -/-/-/-/-/3/50.0 34/73.8 8/135.9 4/14.8 -/-/3/135.0 -/-/20/60.0 -/-/-/-/2/72.5 19/63.5 -/-/-/-/-/52/69.5 -/-/-/-/-/7/110.7 -/-/-/-/60/73.5 -/31/58.8 12/105.2 1/95.0 -/-/-/-/-/5/72.4 -/-/-/-/-/-

Source: IAAS/ScotEID 6/235.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/8/350.00 -/-/-/-/1/410.00 -/-


-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/7/25.71 -/-/-

6/223.33 -/-/-/4/45.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

2/192.50 -/-/-/5/66.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

-/-/-/-/3/41.67 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

-/-/-/-/3/36.67 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

Market day(s) w/e November 12

Bryncir Cardigan Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Haverfordwest Knighton Mold Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Ruthin Welshpool Whitland

6-12 month steers

Mo Mo We\Th Fr Tu\We Tu Fr We\Fr Th Th Tu

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

18+ month heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

7/702.1 -/7/579.3 16/628.9 24/576.9 -/-/-/23/673.9 -/66/841.2 -/-/-

8/841.9 -/24/604.2 70/958.2 44/701.9 2/660.0 -/12/815.4 53/825.8 -/28/912.7 -/-/-

-/-/24/838.1 44/1003.3 61/870.3 -/-/47/921.4 48/927.9 2/485.0 58/1057.0 -/-/-

5/736.0 -/-/5/633.6 20/527.8 -/-/7/404.3 32/557.8 -/34/612.6 -/1/265.0

3/723.3 -/17/533.2 60/880.4 60/752.8 -/-/3/608.3 46/705.4 1/650.0 10/808.0 -/-/-

-/-/11/824.5 47/859.5 81/835.1 -/-/25/697.7 52/830.6 3/716.7 30/885.8 -/-/-

STORES (NATIVE-SIRED) 6-12 month steers

Bryncir Cardigan Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Haverfordwest Knighton Mold Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Ruthin Welshpool Whitland

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

1/655.0 -/2/215.0 1/970.0 5/512.0 3/435.0 -/11/404.5 14/464.6 3/373.3 7/691.4 -/-/-

-/-/17/352.6 32/741.9 9/606.7 1/730.0 -/9/670.6 47/673.7 3/455.0 8/883.8 -/-/-

-/-/22/578.9 28/830.1 26/762.1 6/555.0 -/30/857.8 61/745.1 3/435.0 7/893.6 -/-/-

-/-/-/-/3/320.0 3/310.0 -/11/282.3 10/338.0 -/1/410.0 -/1/385.0

-/-/7/289.3 9/652.1 9/507.2 5/514.0 -/12/411.7 21/571.2 3/360.0 5/806.0 -/-/-

-/-/2/542.5 8/674.4 13/681.9 1/840.0 -/7/666.4 20/762.0 -/8/648.8 -/-/-


Bryncir Cardigan Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Haverfordwest Knighton Mold Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Ruthin Welshpool Whitland

18+ month heifers


6-12 month 12-18 month 18+ month steers steers steers

Black and Continental Continental Native white bulls bulls heifers bulls

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av. No. / Av.

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/17/198.2 -/1/420.0 -/-/-/-

-/-/2/257.5 -/8/600.0 -/-/4/453.8 -/-/-/-/-/-

-/-/6/489.2 -/27/640.2 24/550.4 -/38/653.9 7/729.3 -/1/450.0 -/-/-

-/46/34.8 135/36.5 -/-/6/35.0 -/9/24.2 22/34.7 -/8/21.3 -/14/26.4

-/13/160.2 82/173.6 -/-/-/-/10/169.4 22/245.8 -/2/237.5 -/15/190.5

-/8/108.8 82/137.1 -/-/-/-/18/142.3 17/215.2 -/3/225.0 -/11/119.1

-/14/133.4 32/151.0 -/-/-/-/6/119.5 4/63.3 -/1/80.0 -/12/59.8


Native heifers

-/10/58.8 24/84.6 -/-/-/-/7/52.9 7/50.3 -/-/-/14/36.8


Primestock throughput, price and price change (p/kg). Week ending November 13, 2018.

CATTLE prices rose at UK auction





Young bulls Steers Heifers All cattle NS/OS lambs (SQQ) Porkers Cutters Baconers Other pigs Dairy cull Beef cull

1,106 831 1,504 3,441 62,311 171 155 216 90 1,055 939

179.80 186.34 200.32 190.35 170.17 104.03 106.72 111.41 99.03 81.76 101.54

3.72 3.17 1.46 2.89 -0.54 3.71 -5.10 9.93 4.68 -2.45 0.04





Young bulls Steers Heifers All cattle NS/OS lambs (SQQ) Pigs Dairy cull Beef cull

1,121 953 1,734 3,808 71,241 632 1,280 1,586

179.77 188.14 200.76 191.42 169.74 106.50 80.41 102.81

3.91 2.20 0.65 2.33 -0.20 3.77 -2.47 -0.53

marts this week, with young bulls seeing an increase of 3.91p/kg, reaching 179.77p/kg. Steer prices were up 2.20p/kg to 188.14p/kg, with heifer prices at 200.76p/kg, a rise of 0.65p/kg. But cull cow prices dropped 1.29p/kg to 92.47p/kg. There were falls across the sheep rings, with lamb prices down 0.20p/kg to 169.74p/kg



and cull ewes down £1.08/head to £47.66/head. Pig prices rose 3.77p/kg to 106.50p/kg. As Farmers Guardian went to press on Wednesday (November 14), UK LIFFE wheat prices for May 2019 were trading at £172/tonne, a fall of £0.50/t on the week. NOVEMBER 16 2018 | 119

14/11/2018 15:06


DEADWEIGHT CATTLE Deadweight prices for the week ending November 10, 2018.


w/e November 10

Ashford Bakewell Barnard Castle Bentham Blackmoor Gate Bridgnorth Brockholes Broughton In Furness Carlisle Cirencester Clitheroe Cockermouth Colchester Cutcombe Wheddon Cross Darlington Derby Exeter Frome Gisburn Hailsham Hallworthy Hatherleigh Hawes Hereford Hexham Holmfirth Holsworthy Hull Kendal Kington Kirkby Stephen Lancaster Lazonby Leek Leyburn

Source: AHDB/LAA

Tu Fr Sa

Mo Th Fr Fr

Tu Fr We Sa We Th

We Fr Tu We Mo





63 4080 1379 -

39.1 58.4 50.3 -

1085 365 525 822 -

55.7 40.6 45.5 47.0 -

621 2237 44 767 578 590 4808 3950 81 274 8 183 669

60.3 59.4 43.1 50.1 55.4 60.9 57.7 57.6 49.9 58.2 42.0 35.6 60.0

Source: AHDB/LAA


Brecon Bryncir Cardigan Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Knighton Llandeilo Llanybydder Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Ruthin St Asaph Talybont-On-Usk Welshpool Whitland

PIGS Prices in p/kg. Beeston Castle Leek Selby York


Fr Mo Mo We\Mo Th Th




66 698 201 31 454 146 1619 1335 -

23.8 38.2 42.8 38.6 47.5 45.8 41.0 52.9 -



6106 26 76

51.1 36.5 49.7




38 997 200 727 502 113 3370 85 134 232 64 228 285 23 28 -

46.2 58.9 49.4 50.3 56.1 50.9 58.5 42.6 55.7 44.9 36.1 54.0 55.3 40.8 59.3 -

Tu Th

Sa We We Th

Mo Tu Sa Tu

Tu Tu Fr Tu Sa We Tu


Source: IAAS/ScotEID


Ayr Caithness Castle Douglas Dingwall Dumfries Forfar Huntly Kirkwall Lanark Lockerbie Newton Stewart Newtown St Boswells Stirling (caledonian) Stirling (ua) Thainstone

Th\Sa Fr


Th Mo Mo Fr

Market day w/e: Nov 13

Pigs total

Porkers average

Cutters average

Baconers average



2097 198 964 -

40.7 45.9 47.1 -

975 532 2879 2366

57.4 42.5 50.3 54.8

Th\Mo Th\Tu We Mo

69 62 284 55

99.06 112.76 106.90 108.81

95.81 112.00 109.41 107.39

92.22 102.13 112.61 108.83

Week ending November 10, 2018.

Figures drawn from eight GB pig producer marketing groups. Prices quoted in £/head. Nov 3 Nov 10 30kg Weighted Average N/A* 49.23 7kg Weighted Average 35.68 37.06 * Insufficient quotations to quote regional prices. Source: AHDB

120 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

Cull sows total 2 10 49 9

Cull sows average 37.00 47.50 37.99 37.33

SLAUGHTERINGS Estimates for Great Britain (per thousand head), week ending November 10, 2018. 2018 % change (2017) Pigs* 181.23 -4.34 Sheep 281.69 -2.35 Steers 18.19 +3.22 Heifers 14.01 +10.81 Young bulls 2.68 -11.78 *week ending November 3, 2018.


-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

373.5 373.0 367.3 327.5 365.9 4118

371.8 366.8 350.6 324.2 350.2 4269

376.7 381.2 373.1 332.8

4L 375.4 371.0 355.2 326.1

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

377.8 370.8 355.0 328.3 354.0 3056

382.2 382.1 372.7 336.9 378.7 4166

366.5 368.2 358.0 333.9

383.9 385.1 375.2 343.7


-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

375.8 370.5 357.5 322.0 366.0 2694

378.9 369.7 346.1 303.6 353.8 2963

378.7 375.7 368.5 347.2

379.7 373.3 354.5 303.1


Central 3

-U R O+ -O Average Number

356.6 352.5 332.9 307.8 329.1 607

356.1 347.6 327.3 286.5 327.5 432

342.2 338.2 314.8 307.5


4L 334.0 346.8 335.4 302.0

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

378.6 369.0 354.0 330.4 353.2 1887

385.5 379.8 369.1 331.2 378.2 2550

369.7 368.3 352.9 333.2

386.8 382.1 374.4 339.4

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

368.7 351.5 322.7 335.0 337.9 179

368.6 361.7 347.9 316.7 348.5 400

375.0 357.9 329.0 280.0

374.1 363.2 353.3

DEADWEIGHT SHEEP N/S deadweight prices for the week ending November 10, 2018. SQQ E U R O P

2 407.4 401.3 389.9 368.5 235.0

Medium E U R O P

2 407.4 401.3 392.7 377.6 227.5

(613) (1610) (4578) (1411) (10)

3L 405.7 400.2 388.4 373.9 230.0

(1636) (8691) (19959) (4258) (2)

Source: AHDB

3H 390.9 390.2 384.2 372.6

(785) (5425) (11732) (1482)

4L 369.4 365.9 368.0 373.1

3H 390.9 390.1 384.9 378.1

4L (784) 369.4 (5378) 366.0 (10787) 368.2 (813) 375.9

(138) (927) (2205) (224)

4H 343.7 343.1 345.4 356.0

(10) (65) (258) (23)

Average: 387.2 (66,348)

Source: AHDB/LAA


p116 123 Nov16.indd 120

Liskeard Longtown Louth Ludlow Malton Market Drayton Market Harborough Melton Mowbray MiddletonIn-Teesdale Newark Newton Abbot Northallerton Oswestry Otley Penrith Ross-On-Wye Rugby Ruswarp Salisbury Sedgemoor Selby Shrewsbury Skipton South Molton Stratford Tavistock Thame Thirsk Thrapston Truro Ulverston Wigton Winslow Worcester York





Source: AHDB

Source: AHDB

(595) (1508) (3387) (563) (2)

3L 405.7 400.2 389.2 377.1

(1622) (8544) (17476) (2797)

(138) (923) (2081) (158)

4H 343.7 343.1 345.1 359.8

(10) (65) (250) (18)

Average: 388.89 (58,065) Deadweight sheep prices are collected from a sample of GB abattoirs. The sample accounts for about one-third of deadweight sales; prices quoted p/kg are averages for all qualities 12-21.5kg. Please note a change in sample size effective from week ending September 1, 2018.

DEADWEIGHT PIGS Latest deadweight prices.

Source: AHDB

STANDARD PIG PRICE (SPP) Great Britain (85,262 pigs, av. weight 84.77) Oct 28 - Nov 3 compared to Oct 21-27

ALL PIG PRICE (APP) Great Britain (79,530 pigs, av. weight 84.50) Oct 21-27 compared to Oct 14-20

EU spec up to 59.9kg 60.0 - 69.9kg 70.0 - 79.9kg 80.0 - 89.9kg 90.0 - 99.9kg over 100kg

Price Change 125.09 -1.46 143.31 -0.68 145.86 -0.76 145.54 -0.66 144.65 -1.11 121.33 -3.56

EU spec up to 59.9kg 60.0 - 69.9kg 70.0 - 79.9kg 80.0 - 89.9kg 90.0 - 99.9kg over 100kg

144.33 141.75

APP (EU Spec) APP (UK Spec)

Number 435 3,487 19,853 38,035 20,376 3,076

SPP (EU Spec) SPP (UK Spec)


Prices in euros. Averages for week ending Nov 4, 2018 N. Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 4.04 (-0.06). Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 3.67 (0.00). France: (ex Rungis) lamb: R 16-22kg euro/kg/dw; imported 5.20 domestic 6.40. Source: AHDB

-0.84 -0.83

Number 881 4,270 17,980 34,157 18,962 3,280

Price Change 141.13 -3.02 150.16 -1.41 150.73 -0.07 149.91 0.18 149.27 0.70 127.84 1.49 148.95 146.30

0.03 0.03


Week ending November 14, 2018 ■ BEESTON: Thurs, hay, mini Hesstons to £182/tonne. ■ CARLISLE: Mon, straw, wheat, mini Hesstons to £90/t, round bales to £26/bale; barley, mini Hesstons to £110/t, round bales to £27/bale. ■ GOOSTREY: Mon, straw, wheat, round bales to £92/t, square bales to £102/t; oat, square bales to £95/t; barley, square bales to £100/t; silage, round bales to £72/t; haylage, round bales to £138/t, organic, round bales to £150/t; hay, square bales to £180, round bales to £174.

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370 360

p/kg deadweight

200 190 180

350 340 330





































370 360

p/kg deadweight

200 190 180

350 340 330












270 2018


500 450 400







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SPP (2017) APP (2017)

SPP (2018) APP (2018)

110 Sep










Dairy-sired (2017) Beef-sired (2017­)

Dairy-sired (2018) Beef-sired (2018)











p/kg deadweight (EU spec)










2018 2017 Jan










300 Mar


130 Feb






p/kg deadweight

210 190


p/kg liveweight






























310 Feb

p/kg liveweight




p/kg liveweight



NOVEMBER 16 2018 | 121

14/11/2018 15:32


UK DELIVERED PRICES – SUMMARY Thursday, November 8, 2018 (£ per tonne) Delivery East Anglia / London (BW)


North-West grains/ Liverpool OSR

Avonmouth feed /South bread


Central Scotland

Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 May-2019 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 May-2019 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 May-2019 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 May-2019 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 May-2019 Nov-2018 Dec-2018

Source: AHDB Bread Wheat Price Change 176.50 -3.00 177.50 n/c 180.50 -3.50 181.50 -3.00 183.50 -3.00 186.50 n/c 188.00 -2.50 189.00 -2.50 191.00 -2.50 194.00 -2.50 -

Feed Wheat Price Change 167.50 -2.50 168.50 -2.50 170.00 -3.00 173.00 -3.00 169.50 -3.00 170.50 -3.00 172.50 -3.00 175.50 -3.00 -

Feed Barley Price Change 168.50 -1.50 170.50 -2.50 172.00 -2.00 -

Oilseed Rape Price 331.50 334.00 330.00 -

Change -3.50 -3.00 -3.00 -

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 English (£/hectare) VAT sales

Leasing/naked acre letting

Non-SDA SDA Moorland

£160 £200 £65 ❒

Welsh 2018 season average VAT sales

Leasing/naked acre letting

0.6-1.0 ✸ ■

50 per cent of 2018 payment

Scottish Regions 1, 2 and 3 – 2018 season average VAT sales Leasing/naked acre letting 0.9-1.7 ✸ ■ Northern Irish 2018 season average VAT sales


Leasing/naked acre letting

1.0-1.5 ✸ ■

UK DELIVERED RAPESEED PRICES Thursday, November 8, 2018 (£ per tonne)

Source: AHDB

Oilseed Rape East Anglia / London Erith Liverpool Hull / Selby Scottish Ports

Nov-2018 331.50 334.00 334.00 330.00 -




FUTURES MARKETS (WHEAT) Friday, November 9, 2018 (£ per tonne)

Source: AHDB


Price £/tonne

Change on last £/tonne

Nov-18 Jan-19 Mar-19 May-19 Jul-19 Nov-19 Jan-20

167.00 170.00 170.85 171.30 172.10 154.60 156.70

-5.25 -3.65 -3.40 -3.20 -3.10 -2.65 -2.65


price €/tonne

Change on last €/tonne


Dec-18 Mar-19 May-19 Sep-19 Dec-19 Mar-20 May-20

199.50 202.75 203.50 187.75 190.00 192.00 193.25

-1.25 -1.50 -1.75 -1.00 -0.75 -0.50 -0.25

-1.09 -1.31 -1.52 -0.87 -0.65 -0.44 -0.22

CORN RETURNS EX-FARM PRICES Thursday, November 8, 2018 (£ per tonne) South East South West Midlands Eastern North East North West England & Wales South Scotland Central Scotland North Scotland Scotland Great Britain Northern Ireland United Kingdom Change on last week (£/t)


Feed & Other

BARLEY Malting Premium


Feed & Other

173.10 174.30 174.30 174.30 +0.60

168.70 168.10 168.10 168.10 -2.20

163.80 165.30 163.40 165.70 164.60 168.80 169.40 165.00 165.00 -1.30

193.00 193.00 193.00 +0.70

188.10 188.10 188.10 -3.00

165.50 162.20 166.70 163.80 174.80 164.40 164.40 +0.10

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RETAIL AVERAGES Week ending November 16, 2018 (prices in p/kg). This week Last week

OATS Milling


187.00 187.00 187.00 -1.40



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English entitlements are flat rate. Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish entitlements have different historic values moving towards a flat rate. All transfers without land are subject to VAT if the transferor is VAT registered. Non-VAT sales often attract an additional 10-20 per cent premium. PREDICTED ENGLISH 2018 PAYMENT/HA Non-SDA = £227; SDA = £225; Moorland = £62 Subject to FDM and payment adjustments. Based on RPA-confirmed 2018 exchange rate (€1=£0.89281). ✸ Average multiplier (or range) over 2018 season ■ Multipliers shown are based on the value of BPS payment excluding the greening element ❒ Predicted Source: Townsend Chartered Surveyors

Source: AHDB

WHEAT Milling Bread

50 per cent of 2018 payment

All prices £/tonne ex-farm

Micronizing peas

Feed peas

Feed beans

£280.00 £281.00 £282.00

£211.00 £212.00 £213.00

£216.00 £217.00 £218.00

BEEF Topside Sirloin Rump Steak Fillet Steak Diced Stewing Steak Braising Steak Premium Mince Standard Mince

1103 2209 1546 3716 950 1014 778 513

1141 2209 1485 3716 950 1014 778 504

LAMB Whole Leg Fillet End Leg Shoulder (Bone-in) Shoulder (Boneless) Lamb Steaks Loin Chops Double Loin Chops Cutlet Chops Diced Lamb Minced Lamb

1125 1179 815 1143 1577 1503 1564 1462 1324 977

1098 1151 846 1143 1577 1503 1564 1462 1324 977

644 755 541 901 746 708 641 568 556

644 755 541 918 746 708 641 568 556

PORK Leg (Boneless) Fillet End Leg Shoulder (Boneless) Fillet of Pork Loin Steaks Loin Chops Diced Pork Minced Pork Sausages Pork (traditional)

Source: AHDB

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Last updated November 14, 2018.






Thursday, November 8, 2018

Last updated November 14, 2018. NOV DEC FEB MAY NOV 169.50 170.50 172.50 175.50 157.50 - - - - 167.50 168.50 170.00 173.00 156.00 - 172.00 174.50 177.50 158.50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 169.50 170.50 172.50 175.00 156.50 - - - - - - - - - - - - 173.00 174.00 - - 170.50 171.50 173.50 176.50 158.50

1. FEED WHEAT Avonrange Central Scotland East Anglia East Devon Lancashire London North Humberside Northamptonshire Oxfordshire South Humberside Southampton Tyne & Wear West Midlands East Midlands 2. FULL SPEC. BREAD WHEAT North-West Northamptonshire South London / Essex Yorkshire

NOV DEC FEB MAY NOV 188.00 189.00 191.00 194.00 180.50 181.50 183.50 186.50 - - - - 176.50 177.50 - - - - - - -

3. FULL SPEC. BISCUIT WHEAT North-West Northamptonshire South London / Essex Yorkshire Scotland

NOV DEC FEB MAY NOV - - - - 175.50 176.50 178.50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NOTES: 1. Feed Wheat. Any variety meeting <15% H2O, 72kg/hl, 2% Admix 2. Full Specification Bread Wheat, nabim group 1 variety, meeting >250 Hag, 13% Protein, 76kg/hl. 3. Full Specification Biscuit Wheat, nabim group 3 variety, meeting >180 Hagberg, >10.7% Protein, >74kg/hl.  Source: AHDB

POTATO PRICES Maincrop GB spot price. Week ending November 10, 2018.

Source: AHDB

PACKING England Camel King Edward Mozart Marfona Maris Piper

Low - 250 - - 220

Main High Trend - - 335 420 Z 225-280 - Y - - 295 340 Z

Scotland Maris Piper Whites Agria

Low 220 190 -

Main High Trend 300-340 - Z 210-260 320 Y - - -

General Ware/Frying Agria (frying) Maris Piper (frying) Accord (frying) Sagitta (frying)

Low 220 250 - 250

Main 340 320 - 330

High 400 390 - 400

Trend Y Z Y

WEEKLY AVERAGES GB weekly average price (£/t) GB weekly free-buy price (£/t)

Oct 27 178.00 251.49

Nov 3 179.90 247.59

Nov 10 184.71 250.51

Trend Y Y

Source: Straights Direct

Commodity Dec Jan-Apr May-Sept Hi Pro Soya – Liverpool 295.00 301.00 299.00 Hi Pro Soya – Southampton 302.00 308.00 301.00 Soya Hulls – Southampton 193.00 193.00 193.00 Maize distillers 202.00 202.00 204.00 Maize gluten 199.00 195.00 195.00 Non-GM 210.00 215.00 Sugar beet pellets (10mm pellets/nuts) 205.00 Whole maize PCR Negative 181.00 181.00 185.00 Palm kernel expellers 142.00 142.00 142.00 Rapeseed meal basis Erith Kent 212.00 211.00 206 v 218.00 218.00 209 P Rapeseed meal basis Hull A Wheat distillers pellets/meal - - Organic Organic maize 310.00 310.00 Organic wheat 300.00 300.00 Organic peas 380.00 380.00 Organic soya expellers 540.00 540.00 Key: All prices in pounds sterling. Currency, £/$1.2907, £/€1.1483. Guide prices indicated include delivery charge of £6/tonne. X = After safe arrival; F = First half; S = Second half; P = to July; v = May/Jul; w = Aug/Oct; A = Liverpool premium £4.


Source: AHDB


Monthly price

Arla Foods - Sainsbury’s Muller Milk & Ingredients Booths Muller Milk & Ingredients Co-op Dairy Group Muller Milk & Ingredients M&S Muller Milk & Ingredients Sainsbury’s Muller Milk & Ingredients TSDG (Tesco) First Milk Liquid Muller Milk & Ingredients Direct Barber A.J. & R.G. First Milk Manufacture2 Glanbia - Llangefni Lactalis - Caledonian Cheese South Caernarfon Creameries UK Arla Farmers Manufacturing1 Wyke Farms Freshways Meadow Foods (A&B)

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Annual average

28.32 28.04 31.12 31.04 29.00 28.93 30.95 30.89 28.60 28.53 30.11 30.04 27.71 27.72 28.12 28.06 29.24 29.17 27.83 27.84 28.15 28.14 29.10 29.10 28.91 29.08 29.54 29.26 31.57 29.28 29.35 29.41 28.53 28.53

This contract will receive a 13th payment, the forecast for this is about 0.89ppl from July 2018. This contract will receive a Tesco supplement of 1.9ppl for August 2018.

Please note retailer price supplements are included where applicable.



HAY AND STRAW: REGIONS Week ending November 18, 2018. Big bale hay Quality North East E Yorks N Mids E Mids C Mids E Counties S East South S West S Wales SE Scotland


Note: Hay difficult to buy at the moment.

Pickup baled hay and straw Big sq. baled straw Seed Meadow Barley Wheat Barley Wheat hay hay straw straw straw straw

Good Good Good Good Good Good Good 105 120 100 80 60 70 50 98 - - - - 70 52 100 - - - - 70 55 110 - - - - 70 58 110 140 120 80 60 70 55 100 130 110 - - 65 48 100 120 100 70 60 60 45 105 - - - - 68 48 125 - 145 - - 70 50 100 120 100 - - 75 55 100 - - - - 80 65 Source: British Hay and Straw Merchants’ Association

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August UK milk deliveries were down 0.3 per cent on the previous year, to 1,195 million litres. Cumulatively, this was 0.1 per cent down from the same period in 2017. GB milk deliveries in August stood at 1,011 million litres, down 0.8 per cent on the same month in 2017, and down 0.5 per cent on the year cumulatively.


Last updated November 12, 2018. Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS



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FARMING: THE BACKBONE OF BRIT A A commitment to local and a passion for people has seen Hanover Dairies and its doorstep deliveries become an integral part of customers’ everyday lives. Emily Ashworth visits the business to find out how the legacy of the milkman lives on.


he clink of a fresh bottle of milk being placed on the doorstep would have once been the staple sound of the nation’s morning, followed by the reassuring hum of the milk float as it meandered down the street. To see your local milkman on his daily rounds would have been a normal occurrence for anyone growing up before the 1990s, but as supermarkets made the switch to cheaper plastic bottles during the 1990s, lower prices began to leave milkmen struggling to compete. Of late, though, bottled milk is very much back and, this time some believe it is here to stay. According to Dairy UK, doorstep deliveries of glass bottles just two years ago were about 800,000 per day. Currently, that figure has positively crept up to about one million. Hanover Dairies, a family-based business at Blaydon, Gateshead, has slowly been growing its milkrounds since 1976, when its founder, Trevor Hanover, began with just one milkround.

Success With more than 200 doorstep rounds now operating throughout the North East, North West and Scotland, it is now down to managing director Tony Baldwin to continue its success. What strikes you most about Tony is his passion when speaking about the role of a milkman. Throughout the conversation he recalls numerous interesting tales of his customers, the banter between them and the friendships that have formed throughout his 28 years in the business. But quite clearly it is much more than just a job. It is about that old-fashioned

It’s all about being part of a community. People trust you and look forward to your visit TONY BALDWIN sentiment of looking out for your neighbour and providing reliability. “It is all about being part of a community,” says Tony. “You have to be a caring person, otherwise you wouldn’t last. People trust you and look forward to your visit. “In some cases, it’s a way of keeping an eye on vulnerable people too, especially older customers. It is a telling sign if someone’s milk bottle is still on their doorstep and a prompt to just check if they’re okay or get in touch with someone. “It’s a fantastic job. You’re up and out early, meeting people, making friends. The job carries responsibility, but is rewarding in so many ways.” The local connection is also paramount, as not only does the business work with the surrounding suppliers and farmers, but the milkmen themselves call their areas home, providing jobs in local places for local people. SUPPORTED BY

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Tony Baldwin, managing director of Hanover Dairies, enjoys providing a reliable service to customers.

Over the past 10 years, Hanover Dairies has grown by buying milkrounds, investing in them and looking after the individual needs of the milkman and, in turn, the customer. But their appeal lies in four simple core products – milk, eggs, flavoured milk and fresh orange juice.

Customers Flavoured milk in recyclable glass bottles is the latest addition to the business and is already surprisingly selling up to 16,000 bottles a week. What is interesting, though, is that when asked who buys the flavoured milk, Tony laughs and poses the ultimate question. “Who is the person that treats you most?” he says. “It’s grandma.

“There is a large percentage of our customers who are over 50 and they are all buying it to give it to the grandchildren.” Per week, the company provides 840,000 pints of milk and has only recently begun to advertise through social media channels and via leaflets attached to the milk bottles by the dedicated employees of the company. These days, says Tony, the idea of a milkman is slightly anomalous, with the whole family out of the house working or in education, whereas in times gone by there would be somebody at home, listening out for the delivery. Through Facebook promotion and website updates, it has attracted new customers by showing the benefits of buying milk in a traditional way.

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milkman revival

Aside from the exceptional service the business prides itself on, the renewed interest in choosing doorstep delivery is a conscious one, says Tony, as the world moves in to an era when people want to be environmentally aware and proactive . He says: “Since David Attenborough came out and said we are killing the world with plastic, our glass milk bottle sales have increased significantly. “It’s a case of, need to cut down on plastic usage? Call your local milkman. “People are starting to act responsibly and the fact is, you can’t buy reusable glass milk bottles anywhere apart from the milkman. “Most of the customers we’ve acquired in 2018 have requested

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glass-bottled milk, but regardless of how great it is for our business, it’s a much wider issue.” Hanover Dairies is also heavily involved in fundraising and has managed to raise more than £320,000 for the Rainbow Trust, a charity which provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threating or terminal illness.

Injuries Over the past 10 years Trevor Hanover and the team have undertaken many challenges, including bike rides and walks, in aid of the trust. But it is founder Trevor who has pushed himself to the limit. In 2008, he walked the highlands and lowlands of Scotland, from Glasgow to Inverness, which

ended with him in hospital with serious injuries to his feet. Tony says: “Every two years we hold a charity ball which is attended and supported by all our suppliers and everyone involved in our business. “Every other year we deliver charity leaflets to our customers’ doors and it is amazing to see them support it in the way they do. That gives you a nice feeling because a big percentage of the donations come from our doorstep customers.” To mark such dedication, in 2016 Trevor was named a ‘Point of Light’ by former Prime Minister David Cameron – an award recognising people who are making a change in their community. There are no plans to do anything extravagant in the future. Instead,

the firm will keep on doing what it does best – that is provide for the communities it finds itself an essential part of. “Our big passion is, and has always been, doorstep delivery. It’s where Trevor and myself started,” says Tony. “Through being able to deliver milk in reusable glass bottles, we are thankful to be in a position to offer an alternative that can ease the plastic pollution issue that we now all face. “Moving forward we will continue to do what we have always done, and that is to deliver excellent customer service and products from our local suppliers direct to customers’ doorsteps.” MORE INFORMATION Visit NOVEMBER 16 2018 | 125

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Every week we follow the ups and downs of farmers around the UK RUSSELL McKENZIE

Cambridgeshire Russell is farm manager for John Sheard Farms and a partner in the family farm of D.J. Tebbit, responsible for a total of 995 hectares (2,457 acres), with land crossing into Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Cropping is split between winter wheat grown for seed, milling and feed, winter barley, winter oilseed rape, spring barley, spring beans and spring oats. Russell is an AHDB monitor farmer and a 2014 Nuffield Scholar.


atience certainly paid off when it came to waiting on some of the more black-grass prone fields to drill wheat into and a robust residual programme has had sufficient rainfall to get them activated. It has been no surprise the no-till fields have travelled the best, but also established well with a bit more residual moisture being retained. Oilseed rape crops have really motored away after decent rainfall, along with our cover crops which grew more in 10 days than over the previous six weeks, highlighting how important good growing conditions are for crop establishment. We have had a bit more rain than forecast which has been helpful, but it just goes to show the unreliability in the weather forecasting systems we have, yet it is also pertinent for a presentation I am doing this week on the impact of weather conditions and how to manage swings in climate change.

‘Hare coursing is out of control – and there appears to be no stopping them’ ‘Extreme is the new norm’ is going to be one of my points and, when you look at the Met Office statistics, there can be little argument against it. An example of this is April being the month that has seen the biggest change, with 26 per cent less rainfall in the past 11 years compared to the 1961-1990 figures, and August (not last year, admittedly) seeing a 23 per cent increase in its monthly rainfall. Two key parts of the cropping calendar for getting spring crops

established and ultimately the main month for combining are the ones which are under the most stress. This is coupled with what appears to be a global trend of longer hotter spells and less distribution of rainfall, but extreme when they do occur. It seems fairly apparent climate change is real. The odds on a second successive spring drought could be quite low. Rather infuriating has been the continued resurgence of hare coursing

and farm thefts since harvest. We have had a screen stolen from our sprayer and a grain store broken into. But hare coursing is getting out of control, with locks regularly smashed and barricades barged out of gateways. There appears to be no stopping them and you would be a fool to confront them with the threats of violence that accompany it. It is a big worry and a sad state of affairs you have to barricade yourself into your own property nowadays.

Farmers Weather by Dr Simon Keeling

Californian fires highlight jet stream changes THE tragic impacts of the wildfires currently raging in California have been brought to the fore this week by the confirmation of many deaths. The warmth of recent weeks in California has helped development of the fires and, looking back at the charts, one can clearly see the above-average temperatures. The reason for the warm temperatures is a meander in the jet stream which has become stuck over the west coast of the USA. This meander has pushed warm air over the area at all levels of the troposphere (the lowest level of the atmosphere). This, in 126 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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turn, creates a column of air above the western USA which sinks, warms and creates high pressure. Such a meander is called a ridge. Ridges are responsible for periods when dry, warm, sunny weather gets stuck over an area for an extended period of time. In such conditions in Europe in the summer, extended periods of fine weather can ensue; should a ridge occur in water, it can lead to cold, settled, foggy and frosty weather. The opposite meander in the jet stream is known as a trough. Troughs bring unsettled weather. If a trough becomes slow

moving and stuck over an area, the period of unsettled weather can become prolonged. Rain may continue for many days and flooding can occur. There was a report some years ago which suggested meanders in the jet stream would become more prevalent as the climate warmed. Part of the hypothesis is the meanders bring more extremes of weather; in a trough situation some areas are warm (on the front edge where southerly winds prevail) and others very cold (behind the trough where the winds are more northerly).

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NEXT WEEK Powys James Powell Cheshire Phil Latham

‘Feeding bought-in silage bales focuses the mind’ Dorset New entrant dairy farmer Jon Stanley farms an 82-hectare (203-acre) council farm, renting more land near Shaftesbury. Married to Clea, with two children, he runs a 180-head spring block calving herd, mostly pedigree Jerseys and cross-breds. Milk is sold to Barber’s Cheese. The farm also hosts a Woodland Forest School and he won ‘new entrant, against the odds’ at the 2013 British Farming Awards.


have been hoping for rain for the last six months to break the prolonged drought, and my prayers were certainly answered last week. I guess we have had more rain in

the last seven days than we have had in the last four to five months. It is a shame it is all six months too late to do any good in this tricky growing year. The reseeds already look much better, as the days are still very mild for mid-November.  My hope is the grass just keeps slowly growing over winter like it often does down here and we can build some grass cover for early turnout next spring. We have brought in and housed all youngstock and in-calf heifers as they were away on a grass keep. The young heifers born last spring are the group which has had the hardest time as, by the time they were weaned, they only had a few weeks of decent grass before the drought took hold. They have greatly improved in the last two weeks since they have been housed. Cows are housed at night, but are still out at grass by day, mostly to get them out in the yard and ease the workload, as ground conditions are still good. This will end shortly, as

we need to have the paddocks closed up for spring. We are milking once-a-day at the moment, which we often do before we completely dry them off in early December. This year, we have had really low cell counts. I was expecting them to increase once we went to once-a-day milking, but so far this has not been the case. We have had a nice uplift in milk solids, which makes for a healthy milk price, albeit at a lower volume. Our milk buyer has brought in milk sample testing for thermoduric bacteria like a lot of its international competitors, a true indicator more


than ever that we have to be ahead of the game. We have totally fed out the only clamp of silage we made this year and we are currently feeding bought-in silage bales until cows are dried off. This focuses the mind every day when you know exactly the cost of what you are feeding. We will switch to home-produced hay and haylage when we dry the herd off and keep expensive bought-in bales until the herd starts to calve in February. On the bright side, my clamp is already ready for silage 2019 and I will not be fighting with any silage clamp sheets in the wind this winter.

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Answers to crossword 954: Across: 6 Marriage licence, 9 Tables, 10 Arrival, 11 Hamburgers, 13 Stew, 14 Limbo, 15 Hoard, 19 Feta, 20 Innkeepers, 21 Conifer, 22 Ojibwa, 23 Macaroni penguin. Down: 1 Bananas, 2 Paws, 3 Related, 4 Microscope, 5 Scalded, 7 Rule Britannia, 8 Eavesdropping, 12 Rabbit food, 16 Redcoat, 17 Inertia, 18 Crowdie, 22 Open. Winner: K.M. Atkinson, Lancashire.

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‘I’ve pulled more lambs than I can count – but I’m in the fake tan club’ Farm life: I am probably the least conventional farmer you will ever meet. I have bright blonde hair, glittery nails regardless of the occasion and I am a proud member of the fake tan club. But agriculture has always been an interest of mine. I always remember spending every summer with my father on silage for 20 years until he sadly died and, since then, I have felt farming is something I can do for him to live on in me. In the last 18 months I have gained my extended diploma in agriculture, pulled more lambs than I can count and milked more cows than I ever knew possible – as well as starting at Harper Adams University. YFC: Young Farmers has really highlighted my passion for farming. You will often find me stockjudging somewhere, although this year I put myself forward to have a go at dancing for the county rally. I am sure I was only there either for brownie points for comedy value, or to make up numbers. Last year’s Llys-y-fran YFC chairman Rhydian Bevan can provide that answer. Despite him failing to admit it, I am quite sure Rhydian was my number one fan as, when I turned up to pig stockjudging, he said: ‘Now Hannah, you know what you are doing, right?’.

Hannah Rees Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire Hannah Rees, 22, has recently begun studying agriculture at Harper Adams University. She is a member of Llys-y-fran Young Farmers’ Club and enjoys stockjudging.

Hannah Rees says her look makes her a very unconventional farmer.

This was followed by a concerned look after me replying: ‘No idea, but it is fine; I can wing it’. I somehow went on to win, while managing to not make a complete shambles out of it at the Royal Welsh Show. University: This year, I have ventured over the border into the big

wide world and became a geriatric fresher at Harper Adams. University lectures have proved an eye-opener. I have been sitting in my comfort zone in lectures on sheep or cows, but often in arable lectures I find myself questioning, are they even speaking English? I am definitely going to make the most of my time there. So far, I have experienced many potential career opportunities in looking at placements and, despite the sheer determination I have to gain my degree, I will also hopefully be able to leave Harper with an increased tolerance of cider and black.

Future: My goal is to work within the agricultural business sector in an organisation such as ForFarmers or the NFU and have a few sheep as a hobby to keep me involved in the industry. I just hope Brexit will not be too much of an issue in achieving this as, despite admitting to being an uneducated millennial, I am aware Brexit will have a noticeable impact on the agricultural sector. MORE INFORMATION For careers, interview and exam information, go to careers

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FG’s a perfect holiday read This week, Joanne Garbett, partner of sheep pig and duck farmer Jonny Davies, catches up on the latest farming news, as the couple while away a few hours overlooking the turquoise ocean of Kuramathi in the Maldives – a long way from the farm in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. GET INVOLVED To get a photo featured in FG, share your shot on our Facebook page or email 128 | NOVEMBER 16 2018

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