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WINTER SURVIVAL ● Feed supplies back in focus ● Call for arable/livestock cooperation ● Farms culling to manage forage

By Lauren Dean BREXIT has taken a back seat while farmers focus their efforts on getting through winter. As the industry prepared for the

colder months and the fodder crisis was magnified, NFU council heard how farmers were facing a bleak winter, with 25 per cent culling livestock in order to manage forage supplies. Extreme weather events were now the norm and the industry needed help to manage this volatility, the meeting at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, heard.


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NFU council delegate for North Riding and Durham, Richard Betton, said: “We are in a different climate now and the volatility on climate, let alone trade, is going to affect business in the future. “For a lot of our grassroots members, particularly livestock farmers, Brexit is not their priority. It is actually surviving this winter.” Analysing the impact of months of unprecedented weather on 650 farms over a two-week period in August, the NFU also found only 5 per cent of farmers had managed a third and fourth cut of silage, while total forage supplies across farms CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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Labour shortages and weather hammer fruit and veg margins

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Workshop tips on winterising a forage harvester


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Welsh Gov blasted over payment ‘denial’ By Abi Kay PLAID Cymru has hit out at the Welsh Government for issuing a ‘dodgy denial’ of the UK Labour Party’s support for maintaining direct payments after Brexit. In a heated exchange in the Senedd last week, Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Rural Affairs Secretary, accused Labour Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths of siding with the Conservatives in England on abolishing direct payments. His comments came after UK Shadow Defra Secretary Sue Hayman told an NFU event at the Labour Party’s annual conference the party would support maintaining some form of post-Brexit direct payment in England. Defending the Welsh Labour Government position, Ms Griffiths said Ms Hayman’s comments had been ‘misrepresented’ and she would be writing to the president of NFU Cymru to ensure they were properly understood. But Mr Gruffydd slammed Ms Griffiths’ response, saying she was ‘clearly losing the argument’ over the proposed changes to farm support in Wales. He said: “Resorting to such dodgy denials is desperate stuff, confirming our view that Labour cannot be trusted to stand up for Welsh farmers. “The Welsh Government needs to start working on behalf of Welsh farmers rather than toeing a line laid down by politicians in London. She is mimicking the Tories in England and

that is not what agriculture in Wales needs.” NFU Cymru president John Davies, who was in the NFU event audience when Ms Hayman explained the Labour Party position in England, said: “One of NFU Cymru’s key principles in the establishing of a new domestic agricultural policy is Welsh farmers should be able to remain competitive with their UK counterparts.

Interesting “It was, therefore, interesting to hear the comments made by Sue Hayman when she alluded to direct payments being part of future policy for a Labour Government in England. “Of course, agriculture is a devolved matter in Wales, but we maintain any future policy within Wales should be upheld by the three pillars of productivity, the environment and stability. “In our view, that stability is best delivered through direct support. We await further clarification on those comments.”

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Closing access to low-skilled workers will be costly mistake rObsession with skilled workers ‘concerning’

The horticulture sector is still in desperate need of seasonal workers.

By Lauren Dean THE Home Secretary’s obsession with skilled labour has been slammed ‘a deep concern’ by the horticulture sector which is still in desperate need of seasonal workers. Sajid Javid last week hinted the Government was working towards a skills-based single system which ‘judges people not on where they are from but on what they can do’. But NFU horticulture chairman Ali Capper said farmers experienced a 29.4 per cent shortfall in labour four weeks earlier than last year, a trend that did ‘not bode well for the peak season in 2019’. She told this week’s NFU Council meeting: “It may be rhetoric but his [Sajid Javid’s] apparent obsession with skilled labour should be a deep concern to us all. “Are we planning to de-skill British workers even though there are so many skilled jobs? “Closing access to low-skilled workers that we can train would be a backwards step.” The cost per kilo of fruit and vegetables this year has also increased by 12 to 15 per cent for the second year running.

Ms Capper said looking to 2021 and beyond, the new Migration Advisory Committee report said if the horticulture industry was to contract, it would not affect GDP – and that it should pay a premium for access to special worker schemes.

Immigration Bill “If the new Immigration Bill follows this lead it will be the end of British-grown fruit and vegetables,” she said. NFU Council member for Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and

Rutland, Chris Parker, added Conservative suggestions migrant labour would only be allowed if workers were paid a minimum of £30,000 was alarming. He said: “We need to fight back on that one and figure out how they are going to define skilled versus unskilled.” Ms Capper added: “The reality is £30,000 is a base. If we cannot get the staff at a rate that allows us to compete with the rest of the EU, we are not going to be able to run these businesses.”

No-deal Brexit outcome detrimental to vets A NO-deal Brexit outcome would be ‘the worst of all worlds’ for the UK’s veterinary profession, according to a Yorkshire vet. Speaking at the international conference Visegrad Vet Plus near Budapest, Hungary, Dr Jason Aldiss, of Leeds-based Eville and Jones, said Brexit had the potential to decimate the industry if it did not include guaranteed

access to properly qualified vets from other European states and mutual recognition of professional veterinary qualifications. The UK should also permit quotas of unskilled migrants to work in sectors where their labour is desperately needed, he said. “All trade in products of animal origin requires veterinary certification –

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which obviously requires vets,” Dr Aldiss said.  “Without proper access to wellqualified veterinary professionals, UK-EU trade will be impossible. “That would inevitably lead to a scenario where food is left to rot at ports or animals destroyed by the side of the road. It may sound dramatic, but it is the stark truth.”

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People and tech vital for Scotland’s future rPlaid Cymru and SNP

unite over Brexit vote By Ewan Pate

AGRI-technology can assist the industry to a point, but well-informed farmers, supported by skilled and trained staff, will still be an essential element of profitable and productive farming for the foreseeable future. That was the message delivered by NFU Scotland to a fringe event at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow this week. Craig Michie, a reader in electronics and electrical engineering, had already spoken about the likely future role of technology in farming. He was speaking from experience, having been involved in forming Silent Herdsman, a company which has developed cattle monitoring equipment based on signals from head collars. NFUS president Andrew McCornick said: “While these [agri-tech] tools can help make our rural economy more successful, keeping people in our industry is absolutely vital. “Agri-tech provides tools and techniques that can support farmers, but in many areas, robots or machinery cannot replace people on the ground,

Left to right: Craig Michie, moderator Mandy Rhodes, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing and NFUS president Andrew McCornick.

and for particular tasks, such as fruit picking, we still need people to do these jobs.” Elsewhere at the conference, attentions were fixed on a second referendum on Brexit, with Plaid Cymru pledging to back the SNP in pushing for a vote on the final deal and adding it would campaign to remain in the EU. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price told the conference: “The land of milk and honey promised by the Brexiteers now looks more like it

will be sustained by Spam and potato peel pie.” Meanwhile, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon reiterated her commitment to staying in the single market and the customs union. While some grassroots members in the hall were clearly desperate for Scottish independence, polls showed little change from the 2014 result. As a finely balanced compromise, Ms Sturgeon said Scottish independence was ‘in clear sight’, but did not say when.

IPCC report advises against eating meat A NEW report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recommended people move away from eating meat in order to stop global warming reaching a dangerous level. The Paris Agreement, signed by 195 countries, tasked the IPCC with producing the report, which examined the impact global warming of 1.5degC would have. One of the recommendations the document contained was to ‘limit demand for greenhouse gas-intensive foods through shifts to healthier and more sustainable diets’. It also suggested improved management of water, manure and herds could help reduce emissions from farming. NFU deputy president Guy Smith pointed out farmers were already taking action to mitigate climate change. He said: “About two-fifths of farmers and growers have already diversified to produce clean

low-carbon renewable energy and many are taking measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Farmers are focused on improving productivity through better manage-

ment of nutrients, livestock, energy and soil. “The NFU is working with members to implement efficient ways of producing food for the country.”

From page 1 were, on average, about a third down on what was expected. NFU dairy board chairman Michael Oakes said: “I was speaking to a farmer last week and he is going into this winter with 100 cows less than he had last winter. He is culling 12 cows a week at the moment to get his herd down to a point where he can manage his stocks going forward.” His comments were echoed by NFU livestock chairman Richard Findlay, who warned the forage shortages could be made worse by the Irish fodder scheme, which helped farmers shoulder haulage costs.

NFU combinable crops chairman Tom Bradshaw praised the example set by growers baling instead of chopping straw this year, but called for a ‘longer term’ relationship, which relied on communication between the arable and livestock sectors. It came as the Scottish Government census showed virtually all agricultural sectors had taken a hit due to the weather in the last year, with cattle numbers at a 60-year low. Farming charities have seen a spike in calls to their helplines and expect this number to grow as the winter sets in (see p11).

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Farm groups and politicians unite over UK food standards rPromises ‘need to be

enshrined in legislation’ By Abi Kay FARM groups and a cross-party coalition of politicians are joining forces to press for a legal commitment to protect UK food production standards in post-Brexit trade deals. Defra Secretary Michael Gove and Trade Secretary Liam Fox have both made verbal promises not to lower standards in the pursuit of future agreements. But there are no current proposals to enshrine those pledges in law. The plans to force the Government’s hand were revealed as the Agriculture Bill was given its second reading in the House of Commons this week.

there will be more than one opportunity for change.” Mr Roberts agreed. He said: “If I was an MP or Minister, I might well say the Agriculture Bill is not the place to do this, but the Trade Bill absolutely is.

“I do not care which bit of legislation they end up putting it in as long as we move from personal commitments to legislation. “That is what it has to be, because today’s politicians are potentially

not here tomorrow, whereas legislation potentially lasts forever.” SPECIAL INVESTIGATION To see FG’s investigation into production standards across the world, see p8-9.

Clause The NFU has been briefing MPs on the need for the Bill to contain a clause which protects UK production standards, while food and farming alliance Sustain is working on drawing up such an amendment. Stuart Roberts, NFU vice-president, said: “We are hearing great words but, unless we see something in legislation, those words could very quickly be traded away.” Conservative peer and ex-MP Anne McIntosh told Farmers Guardian there would be pushback from the House of Lords on the issue. “We have a cross-party group in the House of Lords which wants to make sure our farmers do not have to face unfair competition from across the world,” she said. “A lot of the work will be done in the Commons, but we will have the Agriculture Bill, the Trade Bill and the Implementation Bill [to implement any withdrawal agreement], so

Michael Gove and Liam Fox have made verbal promises not to lower standards in the pursuit of future agreements.

Farmers must be priority in new Ag Bill THE NFU has put together 10 pointers which it will lobby Defra on to ensure it provides an effective framework for productive and sustainable farming businesses within the Agriculture Bill. NFU director of policy Andrew Clark said the union wanted a new clause in the Bill to provide clear measures on food security and objectives on how it will achieve a secure, safe supply of food and market stability. Other points included the implementation of flexible measures to deal with competitiveness and financial resilience, valuing and

protecting the UK’s food standards and maintaining a level playing field with a common approach across the devolved nations. Mr Clark said: “It is about embedding very firmly that food and farming should be the strategic priority and interest of any Government.”

Payments It came as the CLA demanded public goods payments under the proposed new Environmental Land Management Scheme must deliver a ‘genuine profit’ for farmers. As the Agriculture Bill went through its second reading in the

House of Commons, CLA president Tim Breitmeyer also called on the Government to keep spending at current levels and commit to a long-term agriculture budget. He added: “Introducing a commitment for a sufficient long-term budget into the Bill, and confirming sufficient payment rates which recognise the industry’s high welfare and environmental standards, would provide farmers and landowners with confidence that engaging in the new payment for public goods scheme is a sensible business plan.”

Farm groups welcome MP probe into Defra Brexit readiness FARM groups have welcomed a new Parliamentary inquiry which will assess Defra’s readiness for Brexit. MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have chosen to examine the department’s preparedness in the wake of a National Audit Office (NAO) report which found the risk of Defra failing to deliver all of its 6 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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Brexit tasks in the event of a no-deal scenario was ‘high’. The NAO report also concluded that for some projects, such as negotiating agreements with non-EU countries to accept UK versions of export health certificates, Defra had ‘passed the point’ where it would be able to deliver what it initially planned for a no-deal Brexit.

The MPs will also examine the key areas where the department is not ready for a no-deal exit. It will look at what can be done to accelerate planning before the UK leaves the EU. Guy Smith, deputy president of the NFU, said: “The NFU has described a no-deal scenario as a

catastrophe for British agriculture. Some have accused us of exaggerating, or being part of some sort of ‘project fear’. “We stand by our extreme concerns and we welcome this PAC inquiry based on the NAO study, which highlighted Defra’s lack of preparedness in the case of no-deal.”

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Trade deals expose gulf in USA THE US is seen as the top target for a new bilateral trade deal after Brexit. In 2016, the US was the UK’s largest single bilateral trading partner at 15 per cent of total UK trade and the UK’s largest single export market, with 18 per cent of all UK exports. On agri-food, the UK currently imports £1.3 billion of US food and exports £2.1bn to the US. Sustain campaign coordinator Vicki Hird said: “The agri-food sector is likely to be part of any deal, but potentially as a means to gain concessions in other sectors, such as finance.

“Any deal will include cutting tariffs and non-tariff measures, such as regulations, provision of information, new laws and regulations, and customs training.

Imports “There may be some new market opportunities for UK farmers, such as dairy, sheep and pigmeat, but the US is keen to make gains for its agriculture industry and has made it absolutely clear it will make no deal unless we amend our food standards to allow US imports.” Antibiotic use is a major stumbling block, with a study by the Alliance to





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Save our Antibiotics claiming US livestock production involved five times as much use as the UK’s. Other potential barriers include the use of growth hormones to produce lean beef quicker, such as ractopamine which has been banned in 160 countries due to concerns for human health. “Pesticide licensing, use and residues rules are also vastly different,” said Ms Hird. “Genetic modification [GM] regulations and the labelling of GM foods is a point of significant divergence between the EU and US,” she added. “Unless organic, almost all US maize, oilseed rape and sugar beet crops are genetically modified and not labelled as such for consumers. Unless EU approvals and labelling requirements are transferred into UK law, food and drink imported from the US could be GM.” But it is the use of chemical washes which has caused the most outrage – on both sides of the Atlantic. American Under Secretary for Trade, Ted McKinney was apoplectic in his rebuttal of UK claims about chlorinated chicken at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference and said he was ‘tired’ of answering questions about a practice which had not been used for many years. However, Richard Griffiths,

British Poultry Council chief executive, said chlorinated chicken had become parlance for ‘cleaning-up at the end’. “Food safety has never been the issue,” said Mr Griffiths. “As has regularly been highlighted, the European Food Safety Authority has also said chlorine dioxide, in controlled concentrations, is safe for food use. “Rather it is a visceral ‘wrongness’ which has hit home with UK consumers; the suspicion of what happens in the process to require the application of such chemicals to food.” America’s National Farmers Union hit out at UK farming groups, branding complaints about standards ‘fear-mongering’. But Mr Griffiths said UK farming’s issue was ‘US production did not meet our standards and values for meat production’. For example, on welfare during transport, the UK/EU has space requirements and a maximum transport time of 12 hours. The US follows a maximum transport time of 28 hours, with no restrictions on the number of birds in crates. The UK/EU also does not allow meat and bonemeal from other terrestrial species, such as pigs, to be used in poultry feed, but some processed fishmeal is permitted. However, the US does allow meat and bonemeal in poultry feed.

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ith Brexit day drawing nearer, the Department for International Trade has been ramping up talks with potential trading partners, looking to sign deals as soon as it is legally free to do so. But while Government may be celebrating its new-found freedom to negotiate such agreements, many believe the plans have exposed a gulf between production standards inside and outside the EU, raising questions about UK farmers’ competitiveness and the potential to harm consumer confidence and limit choice.

Undermined Farm groups have been working to impress upon Ministers the need for UK producers to compete on a level playing field with their counterparts elsewhere in the world, without being undermined by cheaper imports produced to lower standards. Food and farming alliance Sustain recently launched a campaign calling on farmers to lobby their MPs to ensure their voices were being heard by those making the decisions. Sustain campaign coordinator Vicki Hird said: “We need more voices to raise the level of understanding and concern about unfettered trade deals which do not put high standards and farming futures as a priority.

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We need more voices to raise the level of understanding and concern about unfettered trade deals which do not put high standards and farming futures as a priority VICKI HIRD “MPs should be demanding debates in Parliament, have access to negotiating positions, an ability to influence trade policy and negotiating positions and a veto on trade deals if needed. None of this is currently the case.” As such, she said Sustain was encouraging farmers and those involved in the farming industry to: ■ Meet with MPs and keep them informed of concerns and issues. ■ Organise specific farm visits to talk trade issues and standards. ■ Write to local papers, local media sites and radio where possible.

TALKS between the UK and Australia are progressing, with the two countries confident of striking a deal as soon as the UK is able to. However, with hormone growth promoters and antibiotics used in Australian beef production, and beef being one of the key products highlighted for export along with wheat, production standards have been flagged as a potential sticking point. For Norman Bagley, policy director at the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers, animal welfare and meat quality were important to consider. “Australia is under prolonged drought and ranch cattle are starving. Some are being destroyed due to a lack of fodder. This has raised welfare concerns in Australia and the problem could get worse as average temperatures are still rising,” he said. “In terms of quality, beef from the top and hottest part of the country comes from Bos Indicus cattle, the only breed able to survive there. This beef is known to be tough and is excluded from the star-based eating quality measurement system run by Meat Standards Australia. It is not allowed into Australia’s own high-class restaurants or top retail butchers.” Mr Bagley said beef produced in the rest of the country was mainly

Hereford or Aberdeen-Angus. These medium weight carcases, producing smaller, well-marbled cuts, suited the UK market. The chilled product would also mature as it was being shipped over. However, with China already having a considerable pull on Australian beef, Mr Bagley questioned whether there would be enough for the UK market. “Ours is the most expensive of the world’s markets, but China is not lagging far behind in price terms and its contract demands will be fierce,” he added.

Welfare “So, could the UK get beef it wants when supply is not the bottomless pit it used to be and is the welfare good enough?” In addition, he said it would be straightforward to authenticate hormone-free beef for the UK from qualifying cattle. The EU already requires assurances products have not been treated with hormonal growth promotant products. This is governed by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. Mr Bagley said antibiotics were rarely administered in extensive beef systems. While they were more common in pig and poultry units, ‘antibiotic-free’ labelling was used (see page 12). OCTOBER 12 2018 | 9

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EMOTIVE stories from NFU council about the impact of this summer’s drought are a reminder, if one was needed, that many farmers will face a tougher winter than usual because of a lack of forage and bedding (see p1). While some farmers did receive rain this summer, there are many more who have seen very little precipitation since the start of spring. For these, and others, getting through winter is shaping up to be a Herculean task. That is why this winter, more than most, needs the farming community to pull together like never before. As an industry, we are particularly adept at responding to severe blasts of bad weather, be it last winter’s Beast from the East, or the severe floods which have wrought destruction at several points this decade. The challenge for the winter of 2018/19, however, will be the slow creep of panic many will start to feel as their feed and bedding stocks dwindle to perilously low levels and they struggle to make coherent decisions in pressurised situations.


The weather patterns of 2018 have been erratic. Some will argue either way about whether it is linked to climate change but, whatever is driving such weird climatic conditions, the fact is it will continue posing serious challenges for agriculture if it continues. Keeping an eye on friends, neighbours and family in these times will be key because, while farming is a business, the personal toll it can exert can be considerable.

Decisions Making decisions about culling herds or flocks will come easy to some but, for others, it will not be so straightforward. We also have the added challenge of darker nights and shorter days to contend with. As one farmer at a discussion group I spoke at recently said, the start of their programme of events always coincides with the darker evenings and while, for them, they have the outlet of a monthly meeting at which to discuss issues they might face, others walk a more solitary path.

Rebecca Pow MP, champion of the Sustainable Soils Alliance

Soil should be the bellwether of our farming and environment policy THE end of my tenure as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Defra Ministers gives me an opportunity to step back and take stock of progress over the last few years. The work we have done – the Farming Command paper, the 25year plan for the environment and the Agriculture Bill – demonstrate a real sense of vision and ambition. The policy framework which emerges will have dramatic environmental benefits for our water, air and biodiversity with natural capital thinking at its heart. But the one environmental indicator I am most pleased to see receive so much attention is soil. For too long soil has been overlooked, even neglected, as a key environmental indicator. There are a number of reasons why, but they 10 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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all lie in soil’s complexity. Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as good and bad soil in the way there is for air and water. Soil health can be judged according to physical, biological and chemical characteristics, the crops grown on it and techniques used to manage it. And that is just agricultural soil. There is also non-farming soil to consider urban and industrial soil, peatland and forest soil. The absence of a one-size-fits-all approach to healthy soil management creates a challenge for those looking to develop a policy framework for soil applicable for the whole country, for different soil types, crops and habitats. The European Union struggled to develop a policy framework in the

Soil is often overlooked as an environmental indicator.

way it did for air and water. For this reason, the UK resisted for many years the development of a soil framework directive, arguing for a tailored, more local approach. I was delighted to see my Defra colleagues commit to putting healthy soil at the heart of the UK’s postBrexit farming strategy. Work to develop this framework is under way

and I will continue to be involved as champion of the Sustainable Soils Alliance, an organisation dedicated to reversing the crisis in our soils within one generation. The eyes of the world will be on the UK as it develops its post-Brexit farming and environment policy, evaluating our role as a trade partner and an ally in combating shared environmental challenges. They will see our efforts to design almost from scratch a farming system with environmental and productivity goals at its heart as a test bed for their own efforts. The creation of a national soils policy will demonstrate what is possible through an understanding of the unique characteristics and dynamics of soil, joined-up thinking and cutting-edge technology.

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Bleak prospects READING Gove offers new help for farmers hit by drought (FG, September 28) really drew my attention. Living 1,000 feet up in the Peak District with little soil and close to the limestone rock, it has been like a barren waste since early July. Grass is scarce here at the best of times, but after last winter and a hot early summer what crop we got was good but in very short supply. By the end of July we were feeding suckler cows every other day and the calves were eating twice as much creep feed. It was very quickly not enough and since then we feed every day and the winter keep is fast disappearing. Any rain that came missed us. The earth was showing everywhere with cracks in the ground. Now it is October and we are still feeding. The rain has come, but the grass is barely green and barely a quarter of an inch long. What is Michael Gove talking about? His lawn? What do his flexibilities and longer term resilience mean? They will not feed our cows and sheep this winter. The prospects are bleak. Stupid ideas and false talk do not pay the bills or make the grass grow. If Mr Gove has spent time in Brussels negotiating this nonsense, he would have been better off donating the money he spent to feed a cow this winter. Farmers are the ones with resilience, who live in the real world. But that does not alleviate the stress to your family. Judith Hancock, Hope Valley, Peak District.

Welly Week IT has been a difficult year for many in farming. From January to August this year, farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) received 582 new referrals.



A seeder rattles along at the Davis brothers’ Maesnewyddth and Maesnynach farms at Cribyn, Lampeter, where 130 hectares (320 acres) of spring barley were sown in five days.

That is 582 individuals and families contacting us for the first time, seeking help. We have given out £1.52 million this year, including more than £318,000 to working families. We help people like council tenant farmer Tom, who lost 400 sheep last winter due to the bad weather. His income was down £30,000 on the previous year and he was struggling to pay household bills. We sent him a cheque for £3,000 to help with domestic debts, so he and his family could get back on their feet. The work we do makes a difference, but we cannot do it on our own. That is why we are holding Welly Week from October 27 to November 4, to raise awareness of us and what we do. We would like friends/colleagues to wear wellies to work, post photos on social media and tell people all about it using #wellyweek2018 We will also be giving a pair of Grubs boots away each day in an online competition. To donate, go to

donate. Every donation, no matter how small, enables us to continue supporting farming people in financial hardship. Paul Burrows, RABI chief executive.

Epilepsy help IT was heartwarming to read the article which featured the courageous young woman Robyn Hogg who suffers from epilepsy (I don’t care about the money, farming is in my blood, FG, September 28). I would like her to know there is an excellent research centre in Chiswick. The aim of the centre is to find a cure for epilepsy. The clever people who work hard towards this have come a long way in the last few years. I would like Robyn to know about Epilepsy Research UK. Gillian Parry, via email.

Manifesto fear A FARMER generally aims to honour the hard work and trust of generations gone before by passing on the land, herd and flock, a little better than before, to the next generation. In the case of the People’s Manifesto for Wildlife led by Chris Packham, George Monbiot and Dominic Dyer (Packham manifesto branded dictatorial, FG, September 28) this appears to have mutated into a desire to leave the whole country in the state it was in 5,000 years ago, with everything rewilded in one final, grand gesture. Traditional farming over thousands of years has produced grazing animals, arable land, moors, mountains and wildlife existing in symbiosis. These proposals assume there is no future for humanity and no need to husband the land to produce food. Gillian Herbert, Linley Green, Herefordshire.

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Environmental groups rapped over ‘anti-farming’ allegations r‘Ignorance’ shown

over work farmers do By Olivia Midgley ENVIRONMENTAL groups have come under fire for making ‘damaging’ claims against Welsh farmers. NFU Cymru president John Davies said he was ‘disappointed and dismayed’ by responses made by the RSPB, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Wildlife Trusts Wales to the Welsh Government’s Brexit and Our Land consultation and publicised on their websites and social media channels. Mr Davies said the groups suggested farming practices were harming the environment, with claims which countered the ‘true depiction’

of Welsh farming’s contribution to Wales’ environmental, economic, social and cultural well-being, as well as food production. “These organisations are peddling comments that show a complete disregard and ignorance for the work of Welsh farmers and the multiple benefits they carry out in maintaining and improving habitats, biodiversity and striving to meet our climate change obligations as part of Welsh agri-environment schemes for over a quarter of a century,” said Mr Davies. “Welsh farmers take their environmental responsibilities extremely seriously and take great pride in being the custodians of Wales’ cherished landscapes and habitats, alongside their key role as food producers.”

Welsh farmers take great pride in being custodians of Wales’ cherished landscapes and habitats JOHN DAVIES Describing the claims as ‘fake dystopia’, Mr Davies said he was annoyed environmental groups, which were seeking to have a leading role in working with Welsh farmers to deliver positive outcomes for the

environment in the future, would resort to underhand tactics. He added: “These statements are upsetting and do nothing more than drive a wedge between us, when in fact these organisations – who let us not forget are termed as ‘partners’ on Welsh Government working groups – should be working with us to achieve our shared goals.” WWF described Wales as being ‘one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world’, while RSPB said there was ‘only a short timeframe to change the way we manage our land, otherwise the nature we rely on will crash’. Wildlife Trusts Wales said there was a ‘critical opportunity to reverse the decline in wildlife and make sure Welsh land meets the needs of people and nature in Wales’.

Antibiotic-free Permit changes for mobile dippers welcomed labelling ‘will MOBILE sheep dippers have been option of bringing their spent dip instructions at the place of use and is exemption from the need below hazardous waste thresholds. back to their operating sites. be misleading’ granted n The total quantity of waste dip to be fully permitted and charged to National Sheep Association chief

THE Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) has reiterated its position that ‘antibiotic-free’ labelling on food products was misleading to consumers. RUMA said the marketing move had the potential to imply meat or milk not similarly labelled would contain antibiotics, ‘which is not the case as there are strict rules governing the administration of antibiotics to farm animals in the UK’. It also said the labels, ‘antibiotic-free’, ‘reared without antibiotics’ or ‘no antibiotics ever’ would suggest those flagged as such would not have been given antibiotics at all in their lifetime – something which presented risk of ‘unintended consequences’. A RUMA spokesperson said: “The main concern is causing unnecessary suffering and associated welfare issues by withholding treatment from sick animals in order to comply with the label when, in fact, the animals should be treated. “Equally, if sick animals are taken out of that supply chain and appropriately treated, then the wider system of production does still include antibiotic use, which may not be clear to consumers.”

store spent dip on-site. The move, announced by the Environment Agency (EA) following backlash over its new licensing and permitting charges introduced in spring, will remove the expense of having to license a premises for storage. It will, instead, introduce the option to temporarily store waste dip at a place controlled by the producer of the waste, pending its collection or disposal. It will mean contract dippers will be given the

executive Phil Stocker said it was an issue the sheep industry had been ‘fighting’ with the EA on for a while.

Favour He added: “With mobile dip gaining much favour and modern equipment offering good operator safety, good sheep welfare, effective treatment and now fully compliant means of disposal, this is highly welcomed.” Conditions include: n The sheep dip has been diluted in accordance with manufacturers’

stored at any one time does not exceed 20 cubic metres (20,000 litres). n Waste dip is stored in a bunded area with an impermeable base able to retain 110 per cent of the largest container, or 25 per cent of the total volume that could be stored, whichever is the greater. n No waste dip is stored for longer than three months. The EA has also agreed to conduct a ‘light touch review’ of the controls around sheep dip disposal later in the year.

The EA has introduced new rules for contract sheep dippers.

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Labour shortages and weather hammer fruit and veg margins rFree-buy potato

prices up 100 per cent

It has been a difficult season in all areas of the potato sector, according to AHDB Potatoes.

By Alex Black WEATHER conditions and fears over Brexit and the availability of seasonal labour have tightened margins this year across fruits and vegetables. It was a difficult season in the potato sector whether you were a retailer, packer, merchant or grower, according to AHDB Potatoes strategy director Dr Rob Clayton. Free-buy market prices were up about 100 per cent on this time last year, with retailers having to adjust specifications to get their supplies on contract. “It is still pretty tough out there to meet a contract volume, but people have worked together,” he said. Crops which had access to irrigation were ‘looking better than we thought they were a few weeks ago’. “Those which did not have access to irrigation are showing signs of being anywhere between 20 and 50 per cent down on yields. There is also an impact on size.” Leek growers warned this year could have a ‘devastating effect’ on the industry, with vegetables expected to be smaller, as well as in short supply.

Growth Crop growth had been hit by the cold, wet spring then the hot summer and soils were still ‘very dry’, stalling autumn growth. Tim Casey, chairman of the Leek Growers Association, said production costs were high on top of a challenging year for labour availability. He added margins in leek growing had been ‘severely reduced’ over the past two years, with many growers facing real financial difficulty and called on customers to support the industry. While quality has been unaffected in soft berries, yields were down.

PULSES ALSO FALL VICTIM TO HOT SUMMER A LACK of moisture coupled with a hot summer has also impacted pulses, causing the plants to abort some pods and yields to depreciate, according to British Edible Pulse Association president Franek Smith. He said forage production was ‘much lower than anticipated’ and feed markets would be ‘forced to buy material in’.

Nick Marston, chairman of British Summer Fruits, said: “All in all it will be a disappointing season.” He added margins were variable

“There has been a big rally in pricing this year. “But this is due to other countries trying to cover their short positions,” he said. But on Brexit, he added they had ‘no idea’ about the challenges or opportunities as the deadline for leaving the EU loomed, as ‘we do not know what we do or do not have’.

from season to season and a high level of investment was required each year. Mr Marston said labour availability was ‘not just a Brexit phe-

nomenon’ as fewer people were keen to do seasonal work and wages had needed to be inflated to attract workers. He welcomed the new (Seasonal Agricultural Workers pilot scheme and the recognition the industry did need labour from outside the European Economic Area, but the numbers were not enough over the medium and the longer term. “Secondly, what we will need to see is a recognition in the market place to maintain and support British producers, cost prices to retailers will have to be increased.”

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Brexit. AHDB highlighted a growing UK trade deficit in Cheddar, with the increase in Cheddar imports in 2018 coming almost entirely from Ireland.

The levy body said the rise came despite increasing production of UK Cheddar and UK consumer demand staying stable. It suggested it was a

possibility Irish manufacturers were ‘de-risking’, by building up stocks in the UK to mitigate potential border and customs issues post-Brexit.

10/10/2018 13:57

SPONSORED EDITORIAL Farmers and landowners looking to future-proof are turning their attention towards renewable energy, but in this fast-changing landscape, where are the opportunities?



armers and landowners considering diversifying into renewable energy may have assumed opportunities for large-scale solar were a thing of the past. The UK Government scrapped the Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Obligation Schemes in 2015 which caused a lull in installations, but since then global costs for solar technology have fallen. This, paired with an increased wholesale cost of power, has finally made subsidy-free solar a viable option. Hugh Taylor, of independent power and energy consultancy Roadnight Taylor, explains developer-operators of large-scale standalone solar farms now believe favourable Corporate Power Purchase Agreements, alongside lower build costs, mean some schemes could be built as soon as 2019. Mr Taylor says: “We have seen ground rent offers for more than £150,000/year on new solar schemes, but ground rent rates will vary depending on many factors, not least of which are planning prospects, topography and grid connection costs.” Leases are generally for 25plus years, but moving quickly is imperative. Mr Taylor adds: “Landowners should act fast. Any grid capacity remaining locally will only be sufficient for one scheme. If you do not secure that capacity for your site, someone else will for theirs.”

connections at lower voltages. These schemes are housed in shipping containers and from a planning perspective are more discreet, typically being tucked away on less than 0.4 hectares (one acre). Ground rents for well-marketed gas genset sites have been up to £150,000/year for up to 0.8ha (two acres). Mr Taylor says: “This assumes the right developers are being approached effectively, safely and in a competitive environment.”


Battery storage

Although the greatest appetite is for large-scale solar, gas gensets generate electricity from the gas grid and can be viable on far smaller grid



Up to £150,000/year on up to 81 hectares (200 acres)

There has been a lot of excitement around the battery storage market. However, landowners are advised to exercise caution at the present time.


Up to £150,000/year on up to 0.8ha (two acres) Mr Taylor says: “There is currently a lull in storage developer appetite, due to oversupply of sites and various market factors. “Battery storage is not suitable for all parts of the electrical grid and other technologies may offer landowners better prospects.”

Independent advice

Roadnight Taylor says the resurgence of the solar market leaves landowners at risk of sharp practice from developers favouring other sites on the local grid, and from unscrupulous advisers, some of whom have been charging farmers upwards of £1,000 for submitting contrived grid applications for the wrong technology, at unviable capacities and on inappropriate parts of the network.

BATTERY STORAGE Up to £40,000/year on up to 0.4ha (one acre)

Mr Taylor says: “Anyone wishing to secure solar rents this time around should learn from the mistakes of thousands of others between 2010 and 2015. “Grid rights should be secured from the network operator independently of any developer. “A grid adviser should have the expertise to liaise with the network operator and be willing to submit any grid application on a success-fee basis. “Our framework puts your land agent in the strongest position to negotiate the best terms from competing developers. “If your agent introduces just one developer, ask yourself why. In whose best interests are they acting.”


To determine if you have a genuine opportunity to secure power scheme rents, Roadnight Taylor is offering Farmers Guardian readers its Stop/GoTM feasibility study from £250 plus VAT (a saving of £100). If your site does have tangible potential, Roadnight Taylor can work on a no-win-no-fee basis to submit and manage a bespoke grid connection application for the right technology and scale. If it does secure you a viable grid offer, Roadnight Taylor then ensures you get the strongest deals by putting your site out to competition among the best-performing power scheme developers. This offer expires on Friday, November 30, 2018.

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BUSINESS Tesco opens two more discount stores

Banham Poultry has been bought by Chesterfield Poultry for an undisclosed fee.

TESCO has opened two new Jack’s stores in Merseyside, as it looks to drive forward its new discount brand. The sites in Edge Hill and St Helens were the third and fourth stores, with Tesco seeking to launch 10-15 in the next six months. The supermarket has pledged 80 per cent of the food and drink products sold at the stores will be grown, reared or made in Britain. The retailer has also announced it will remove at least 100 more best before dates from its fruit and vegetables, after customers said it helped reduced waste. Tesco said 69 per cent of customers believed scrapping best before dates was a good idea, with 53 per cent believing it helped them keep edible food for longer.

Glencore posts losses of £3.3m GLENCORE has reported a £3.3 million loss after taxation for 2017 following an ‘extremely challenging’ year. The company said grain volumes had fallen in line with lower production from the 2017 harvest, which impacted on exports. In 2016, the company made a £30.2m profit. Glencore said it also suffered due to the underuse of contracted elevation capacity and its domestic storage portfolio was impacted by the smaller crops, with contracted space exceeding storage requirements. The company said it conducted a review of overheads of the trading business and restructuring plans had been implemented earlier this year. The company said Brexit would ‘undoubtedly continue to create uncertainty but the company would strive to create a more balanced business’.

Malting barley premium hits seven-year high MALTING barley premiums hit a seven-year high in September, with premium malting barley averaging £46/tonne above feed barley, according to the AHDB Corn Returns. The first reporting week of October has continued the trend at £47.60/t above feed barley. A wet spring and dry summer has contributed to higher prices, with crops variable with higher nitrogen levels. 16 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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Poultry firm sale brings relief to chicken farmers rHSE investigating

after worker deaths By Alex Black TROUBLED Norfolk poultry company Banham Poultry has been sold to Chesterfield Poultry for an undisclosed sum. The firm, which supplies chicken to major supermarkets and wholesalers across the UK, announced it was up for sale last week after a challenging few months. It was believed the jobs of 1,100 workers had been saved, with the company set to remain at Attleborough, Norfolk, where it has been based since 1965. Last Thursday (October 4), two men in their 30s and 40s, working as subcontractors for a pest control company, were found dead at the site, with Norfolk Police and the Health and Safety Executive investigating a refrigeration

The poultry industry is hugely important in East Anglia, producing about a quarter of the country’s chicken GARY FORD gas leak. No-one else was injured in the incident. The company will be bought by Derbyshire-based Chesterfield Poultry. It was rumoured Bernard Matthews has also been considering a bid. Farmers Guardian understands there had been two offers from

potential buyers, with only one keeping the company at its Norfolk site. NFU chief poultry adviser Gary Ford said: “The poultry industry is hugely important in East Anglia, producing about a quarter of the country’s chicken, so this will be welcome news for the sector and the people employed at Banham Poultry. “Chickens are now being collected from farms in the area, which will be a relief to our farmer members supplying the site.”

Creditors But creditors were expected to be unlikely to receive all the money owed to them. Mr Ford added: “What is unclear is the situation facing NFU members who may be creditors of the previous company and we will be seeking clarification from the administrators on this.” He urged any members with queries or concerns to contact NFU CallFirst on 03708 458 458.

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UK’s land market is ‘likely to become even more polarised’ rMarket looking

cheaper than EU land

The UK land market continues to have a reputation as a safe haven in times of uncertainty.

By Alex Black POST-Brexit subsidy plans could exacerbate property trends which see quality land attracting strong bids and less productive land struggling to sell. The Government’s announcement that direct payments will be phased out meant it was unlikely there would be a glut of land for sale as the UK leaves the EU. But the two-tier market was likely to become ‘gradually more pronounced’, as buyers looked for the most productive land or to maximise public goods payments. According to the Knight Frank farmland index for the third quarter, the average value of bare agricultural land in England and Wales dipped by 1.8 per cent, meaning prices had dropped 4 per cent over the past 12 months to an average £17,410/hectare.

Uncertainty And buyers were seeing no reason to rush into purchases, as Brexit uncertainty continued to weigh heavy on the market. The future of the EU’s future trade relationship with the UK was also a concern, with serious shortterm implications for farming from a no-deal outcome. Andrew Shirley, head of rural research at Knight Frank, highlighted there were factors outside

of the industry which influenced the market. “Rollover buyers are still extremely active,” he added. And English buyers were active in Scottish markets looking to reinvest rollover funds from housing developments. UK land was looking ‘relatively cheap’ by European standards and Mr Shirley suggested its reputation as a safe haven in times of political and economic uncertainty could soon ‘come to the fore’. Tom Stewart-Moore, head of farms agency Scotland for Knight Frank, said there were similar trends throughout Scotland, but there was a lot of regional difference.

In a post-Brexit world, the new schemes available will be added to this list as another key consideration DAVID HEBSDICH He said: “The good, premium places are selling really well. He added there was good

Down on the Farm

demand for prime arable land, but less so for forestry. David Hebsdich, partner at Carter Jonas, said the UK land market’s outlook was more nuanced than ‘two-tier’ implied, with buyers looking at factors including accessibility, fertile ground and sporting uses. “In a post-Brexit world, the new schemes available will be added to this list as another key consideration,” said Mr Hebsdich. He added the ability to take payments in a lump sum could generate an opportunity to manage retirements and release land. “However, whether this amount will be significant enough to impact the market is debatable,” he said.

with Philip Cosgrave Agronomist, Yara UK Ltd.

Grazing management of re-seeds this autumn Due to this summer’s drought, many re-seeds were sown late and may only be fit to graze now. Grazing orientated perennial ryegrass swards require specific management practices to get the most from them.

stock or sheep is preferable. Bigger animals have more of a tendency to cause sod pull and poaching. A first grazing can usually take place when the sward is at 6 – 8 cm’s in height.

There is a tendency to delay the initial grazing of these new leys which leads to grass covers building up. Then when animals graze them, there’s a high degree of sod pulling. This first grazing is important. New leys should be grazed as soon as the new roots are strong enough to withstand grazing. We can check for this by using our fingers to see if the root stays anchored in the ground when the plant is pulled.

Don’t be tempted to allow grass to build up on this autumn’s re-seeds to cut for silage at the end of the month. This will inhibit tillering, resulting in more open swards which will be more susceptible to weed germination in the spring.

Early grazing of re-seeds is important as it allows light into the base of the ley which will encourage tillering. A light grazing by calves, young

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Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture

Caroline Drummond was the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture award thanks to her delivery of a variety of innovations, spearheading change and promoting the industry. Danusia Osiowy reports.


n 2017 Caroline Drummond was awarded the prestigious accolade of Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture. The leader of Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf) received rapturous applause from the audience during the British Farming Awards for her achievements and influence on British agriculture, which has spanned 37 years. As the organisation’s chief executive, Caroline has unequivocally made farming in the UK more environmentally responsible for the future by combining modern farming with conservation and building a better public trust and understanding of food, farming, health and the environment. It is these values which have been at the heart of her career, and her commitment to learning and sharing best practice has seen her

become extensively involved in many partnerships and initiatives (see box). David Richardson, first chairman of Leaf, says: “I have done a lot of silly things in my life but appointing Caroline as leader of Leaf was not one of them. “I, along with others, were concerned about the widening gap between farmers and consumers and we were determined to re-establish trust by encouraging responsible farming and better public understanding of it. “Two hours spent in her company and I knew she was the person to take it forward.”

Growth Caroline has been instrumental in its growth in the member-led organisation which represents thousands of farmers across the UK. One significant area of her success has been the implementation of the Integrated

Farm Management (IFM) initiative, an approach which encompasses the best of natural farming methods balanced with modern technology. Farmers work in developing key areas such as soil management, landscape preservation, energy efficiency, fertility and technology. Today there are a growing number of farmers following the IFM approach and involved with Leaf demonstration farms, showcasing best practice and sharing knowledge. Many members have also adopted the Leaf Marque accreditation scheme where farmers have been externally verified to demonstrate their commitment to Leaf’s high environmental standards. The assurance scheme is being adopted by many retailers including supermarkets, food halls and farmers’ markets. Caroline has worked tirelessly to Caroline Drummond (centre) with AgriBriefing global head of content Emma Penny (left) and Anita Roberts, from sponsor NSF International.

This award is so very special and is an inspiration to me to work harder and continue our great work. I will treasure this

CAROLINE DRUMMOND promote the system through launching demonstration farms, writing technical papers, conducting audits, and speaking at numerous farming conferences and seminars. The result has been an intensive collaboration between farmers, scientists, the food industry and consumers. In 2017 Leaf merged with the charity, Farming And Countryside Education to form LEAFEducation strengthening and deepening the educational capability in the organisation. Alastair Leake, director of policy and Allerton project at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, says: “Caroline’s influence has been immense. “She has managed to get us somewhere where many of us thought would be impossible and managed to link farming, the environment and society – that is an amazing achievement.” One particularly popular event which brings the three together is Leaf’s Open Farm Sunday, which has – and

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Caroline Drummond is the leader of Linking Environment and Farming. continues to be – one of the farming industry’s biggest successes. Since its inception in 2006, more than 1,600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed around two million visitors onto their farm on a dedicated Sunday every year. Social media activity has also significantly grown, reaching 427,000 on Twitter and 280,000 on Facebook and elevating agriculture’s profile to the wider public. Caroline says: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover first-hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food, enhancing the countryside and all the good and services farmers provide. “Each event is unique and based around the farm’s individual story.” In 2003, she was recognised for her contribution to the farming industry as a Pioneer for the Life of the Nation by The Queen and was selected as a woman of achievement for Women of the Year 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2009, Caroline was recognised in The Queen’s Birthday honours list and received an MBE for services to agriculture. When she is not sitting on an influential committee or playing a central role in changing British farming policies, Caroline supports husband her, Phil, on their family dairy farm in the Looe Valley, south east Cornwall, where they

manage 130 cows and have a child Gabrielle. Growing up in Hampshire, she did not come from a farming background; her father was a deep-sea diver. But, from an early age, she became fascinated by the countryside and by her natural surroundings. Excelling in maths, chemistry and biology, she went on to secure a place at Seale Hayne College – on the condition she gained farm experience – she spent a summer working in Paris before working for a year on a dairy farm in Wales milking cows three times a day. “At that time, agricultural college wasn’t an obvious choice for a girl and I found myself in a class where the men outnumbered the women four to one,” she says.

Experience Far from deterring her, she became the first female student union president at the college and lead singer of the college band. It was here she also met her husband. On gaining her degree she travelled extensively and worked on dairy, arable and sheep farms, drove forklift trucks for a living, stripped maize, worked in an abattoir and even herded sheep on a motorbike in Australia. After gaining lots of practical farming experience, Caroline later took a lecturing job at Shuttleworth Agricultural

College where she was involved in the crops team focusing on sugar beet, cultivations, and crop management. Three years later she was appointed to lead Leaf and the organisation has never looked back. Mike Barry, director of sustainable business at Marks and Spencer, says: “She has been, for years, at the heart of transforming British agriculture. “Thousands of farms are better off, consumers are better off and the hundreds of thousands of products that retailers put on the shelves are better off all because of Caroline’s work.” Upon receiving the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Agriculture, Caroline said she was overwhelmed to have received the accolade and was quick to pay tribute to her peers and colleagues.

“I am extremely humbled, proud and excited to be receiving this award for Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture. “But it is really Leaf and all our farmers, staff, board and supporters that this award is for, so it is to them I salute and give recognition to for all their great work and achievements. “I am, indeed, flattered as this is such a prestigious award, I am very lucky my role at Leaf allows me to have made so many friends across the industry and I take great pride in the values we stand for. “This award is so very special and is an inspiration to me to work harder and continue our great work. I will treasure this with great pride.” ■ The winner of this award will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday, October 18.

MORE ABOUT CAROLINE DRUMMOND ■ Caroline was chairman for the 2005 Oxford Farming Conference ■ In 2009 she was awarded an MBE for services to agriculture ■ Honorary Doctorate from Harper Adams University ■ Completed a Nuffield scholarship in 2012 ■ In 2014 awarded Honorary Fellowship for the Society of the Environment

■ In 2017 she was awarded the IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Landbased Sector ■ Director of the Agri-tech initiative CHAP, trustee for Rothamsted Research and council member for the British Nutrition Foundation ■ Caroline is also actively involved with North Wyke, the Agri-tech initiative – CHAP, the IAgrM, and the Science Museum

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Irish farmers stage protest as beef buyers ‘run amok’ rMinister accused of

giving way to factories By Alex Black IRISH farmers have held protests outside the beef forum at the Department of Agriculture and at ABP Clones in anger over prices dropping during a fodder crisis. The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) accused Michael Creed,Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, of allowing factories to ‘run amok and cut cattle prices to loss-making levels’ when prices were rising in the UK, the main export market. Joe Healy, IFA president, said these factories had used Minister Creed, who was opening new markets and driving exports, while at the same time cutting prices. “Since mid-July, the factories have

Farmers protest outside the Department of Agriculture.

hammered prices down from a base of €4/kg to €3.75 and are now trying €3.70. They took advantage of farmers in the drought and used the weather and costs against them,” he said, adding this had taken them down well below the cost of production. “During this period, despite repeated requests, the Minister never lifted a finger against the factories. He called

in the banks, he worked with the co-ops on the fodder issue – but never said a word to the meat factories. He gave them free rein and let them run amok.” On Tuesday (October 9) the Government revealed a €20 million beef support package with farmers receiving a payment of up to €40 per cow in its 2019 Budget. Minister Creed announced the

opening of the Kuwait market for Irish beef and sheepmeat, but the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA), which was protesting about price cuts during a fodder crisis outside ABP, said there was little prospect farmers would feel any benefit. ICSA beef chairman Edmund Graham said: “The opportunity to export to Kuwait will no doubt be great news for them and for all others who make money off the backs of farmers. “It is reprehensible primary producers continually get forgotten with all the hype.” It follows protests outside a pork factory in Tullamore, in response to Carroll’s using Belgian pork in its products despite cases of African swine fever in Belgium’s wild boar population. IFA managed to secure a commitment from Carroll’s to use all Irish pigmeat in its products following the protest.

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Ice cream may be a popular diversification for dairy farmers but not all have the staying power demonstrated by Manor Farm in West Yorkshire. Olivia Midgley reports.

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significant changes have occurred the philosophy remains true to its core. Mark Goodall, fourth-generation dairy farmer at the 121-hectare (300-acre) farm in Tong, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, says: “The business has changed significantly from the days of my great-great grandfather who set up in 1918 milking about 20 cows. “But I would say the ethos is the

■ Manor Farm was founded in May 1918 ■ The site runs to 121 hectares (300 acres) ■ Mark and Stephen milk 200 Holstein Friesians twice-a-day on a 20-point herringbone parlour ■ Cows are fed a total mixed ration plus grazing ■ Selective culling has taken place this year due to issues with forage ■ Cows are turned out from April to October, depending on the weather

The business has changed significantly since 1918, but the ethos is the same. If we have an idea, we will try it and see if it works

The ice cream is sold in the farm’s popular parlour and local shops and restaurants.

dding value to milk was the driving force behind Manor Farm’s venture into real dairy ice cream. Now, 30 years on and with a loyal customer base and national award under its belt, the farm is looking to build on its success as its positions itself for the future. This year, the farm celebrates its 100th anniversary and while

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same. If we have an idea, we will try it and see if it works.” Mark, who runs the farm in partnership with his uncle, Stephen, and wife, Karen, joined the business when he left school in 1983. It was five years later when his father, Michael, started making ice cream on the farm, selling it in a small shop on-site. Over the years the business has evolved and the Goodalls of Tong

MARK GOODALL ice cream brand has flourished. The product is now sold through local restaurants and shops as well as from the farm’s popular parlour in cones and one-litre take-home tubs. Core to the product is the dairy herd behind it. The Goodalls milk 200 cows, which, sticking with the family’s tradition, are all Holstein Friesians. Milking takes place twice-a-day on a 20-point herringbone parlour and each cow averages about 28 litres a day with 4.2 per cent butterfat and 3.4 per cent protein content.

Demand While the majority of the milk goes to Arla, a proportion is held back for making ice cream, and this fluctuates depending on demand. “The higher butterfat really helps the ice cream and gives it a rich, creamy flavour,” adds Mark, who spends about 10 per cent of his time making the ice cream. “I would say 90 per cent of our time is spent on the cows.” Minimal artificial insemination is used and cows are served with OCTOBER 12 2018 | 21

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The Goodalls milk 200 Holstein Friesians.

a dairy bull, currently Holstein Friesian Ingleview Casper. Depending on the weather, cows graze from April to October and are fed a total mixed ration, a move which Mark believes works well for their system. “We’re lucky to have a fantastic nutritional consultant in Jennifer Smith, of K.W. Feeds,” Mark says. “She has worked closely with us for about 20 years and is an integral part of the team.”

Challenges While Yorkshire usually gets its fair share of rain, it is the lack of it this year which has thrown up challenges for many businesses, and Goodalls is no exception. “This year has been an extraordinary one, in that I cannot remember it being so dry,” Mark adds. “It has meant we have had to selectively cull some cattle. I know many others are in the same boat. “We took a second cut of silage

which we fed in three weeks. I’d say in August/September we were a third down on silage stocks, which equates to about 700 tonnes. We bought-in 130t of hay, but that really is a drop in the ocean.” Despite a tumultuous few months on the farming side, the Goodalls’ customers have been revelling in the sunshine. And through a mixture of product development and record hot weather in the summer, the farm business has grown from strength to strength. “I would say the last 12 months have probably been our most successful yet,” adds Mark. “We worked hard on the ice cream flavours and the shop has been extremely popular. The fantastic summer we have had has obviously helped with that.” The family was rewarded earlier this year when its vanilla ice cream scooped an artisan award at the national Ice Cream Exhibition held

The higher butterfat really helps the ice cream and gives it a rich, creamy flavour MARK GOODALL

in Harrogate, which saw dozens of entires being judged. Karen says: “Winning the award was a real achievement because there is a lot of competition out there. “It is hard to believe but there are about 60 flavours of vanilla. It’s good to know we have got it right.

“We go to the exhibition every year because it is useful to see what other people are doing in the industry and share ideas from a whole range of businesses, from farm shops to solely ice cream manufacturers.” Listening to feedback has also

TOP TIPS FOR DIVERSIFYING ADVICE from a trusted source is key when planning to invest any amount of money into a new diversification project, but it is important to do your homework first, says Mark Goodall. “Yes, of course getting advice is important, but in the first instance you have to be confident you have a market for it,” he says. “If you 22 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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can, it is a good idea to test the water in a small way and limit the capital outlay.”

Individuality Karen adds: “You have to have your own idea with some individuality to it which sets you apart from others who might be doing similar things.

“If you have got a good feeling about something, trust your instinct, but do not be afraid to tweak your idea or change your plans. “Market research is important to do and remember to listen to it. “Listen to what your customers or prospective customers are telling you.”

If you have got a good feeling about something, trust your instinct KAREN GOODALL

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From left, Stephen, Karen and Mark Goodall.

been an essential part of ensuring the diversification remains relevant and, in turn, profitable. “It’s important to listen to what our customers are telling us. We do take on what they say,” says Karen. “Some suggest the flavours they’d like to see and other products they would like to see in the shop. Our Hocus Pocus ice cream, which is vanilla with cinder toffee, is by far our bestseller.” Success and the longevity of the enterprise has enabled the family to plough profit back in. “We have expanded as we have gone along,” says Mark. “It has enabled us to invest in more efficient pasteurising kit and further diversifications such as the children’s play area. “The new machine has made a

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real difference to the business. It used to take me nine hours to make a batch of ice cream but with the new one it takes four-and-a-half. “It has been a godsend this year when time has been short and customers have been flocking to the farm for ice cream due to the hot weather all summer.”

Enterprise Mark and Karen describe dealing with the public and the associated health and safety and food hygiene regulation that goes with such an enterprise as a ‘steep learning curve’. “Farmers have a lot of paperwork to deal with in the general running of the business, but, of course, a diversification like this definitely adds to that,” says Karen.

We worked hard on the ice cream flavours and the shop has been extremely popular MARK GOODALL

“I spend a lot of my time doing the paperwork and making sure everything is up to scratch as well as being on the customer-focused side of the business.

“We don’t get a lot of time together as any sort of business which is customer-facing means you are working unsociable hours, but we will hopefully get a bit of time out later in the year when things quieten down.” The workload has recently been eased thanks to the addition of Mark’s sister Alison.

Footfall Always looking to seek new markets, with the help of Alison the couple plans to branch out to cater for afternoon teas on weekdays when footfall in the shop is lower. “We are hoping this will increase trade when we are quieter through the week and through the winter when people don’t buy as much ice cream,” adds Karen. OCTOBER 12 2018 | 23

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Bridging gap between science and farming Certainty is rare in farming, but it is something every farmer craves. In a quest to confirm practical decisions made in crop agronomy and animal husbandry, an increasing number of farmers are conducting their own trials and openly sharing findings with the industry.


ichael Wagner, BASF’s business director of agricultural solutions in the UK, Ireland, the Nordics and Baltics says: “Scientific discovery is at the heart of agriculture, and the closer that discovery is to a farmer’s own land and practices, the more valuable it is. “While we know research and development is vital and respected by farmers as a mechanism for progress, our use of small-plot and laboratory-based discovery is considered too far removed from testing on farmers’ own fields, using their own kit and systems.” It was this desire for farmers to conduct meaningful trials themselves which drove a transformational partnership to be formed. Mr Wagner says: “Two years ago,

we started the BASF Real Results Circle, a three-way alliance between ADAS, 50 progressive UK arable farmers and BASF; our collective mission has been to remove the variability commonplace in farmscale agronomy trials. “To prove one system or practice delivers more output, or profitability, than another, requires statistical confidence. “By its very nature, an individual field on any farm contains a host of variations – some areas may lie wet and cold, while just metres away, the top of a hill could contain very little top soil and a lack of moisture or fertility.”

Tramline assessments The Real Results trials utilise the Agronōmics system to give tramline assessments statistical validity. Within the network of 50 farmers,

it has been used to determine the performance of one wheat fungicide programme with another. Daniel Kindred, part of the system’s development team, says: “The Agronōmics approach, developed by ADAS and AgSpace with the British Geological Survey, brings a new and unique scientific credibility to the design, management and statistical analysis of tramline trials. “Using Agronōmics’ new digital techniques for farm-based research, we have been providing the Real Results farmers with scientific support to help them design better trials as well as providing proper data analysis. This ensures they can have more confidence in the results than they would ever have had before.” Over the past three years ADAS, funded by Innovate UK, has led the

Agronōmics project, developing, with collaborators, the statistics and software to help run on-farm trials. Dr Kindred says: “Agronōmics is about trial design, the way we analyse the data and about doing farm-scale research well. It is also about having a closer connection between researchers and growers, recognising innovative ideas are just as likely to come from growers as scientists. “Using Agronōmics to design the BASF Real Results Circle trials will help remove variance. It is crucial to make sure the comparison is fair to start with and the two areas of the field chosen are comparable. We know there is spatial variation in fields and it is easy to come up with the wrong conclusion.” At present, Real Results is working with farmers to test cereal

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fungicides, but it could be used Mr Wagner says: “Technology like this will be game-changing in helping farmers take meaningful decisions to help their business bottom-line.

Fungicide programme “To put this to the test, we invited farmers to trial a Xemium®-based fungicide programme against their farm standard. Based on our own trials we had confidence a programme based on our products, Adexar® and Librax®, would out yield alternative wheat fungicides. “What interested the farmers the most was how few of the 50 results were statistically significant. By using Agronōmics we determined that less than 20 per cent of the trials had achieved a statistically significant yield

difference between the two spray programmes, yet the farmers said that they would have regarded any yield difference as a valid indication of performance. “We plan to continue working with the 50 Real Results growers in a number of field-based research projects. Our aim is to partner with farmers to discover a lot more than simply the best fungicide – they will get great insight into unlocking yield potential, making it an invaluable way for them to eliminate some of the uncertainty in farming. “For BASF, Agronōmics is a vital part of this work. It complements our wider investment in research and development, and importantly, it gives the Real Results community an opportunity to trial our new pipeline of products on their farms.”

FARMERS themselves are great innovators, whether creating a quick fix to a problem or implementing more long-term solutions. Combining this with scientific knowledge results in a powerful collaboration to create new technologies to benefit farming. At Farm491, programme manager Dr Ali Hadavizadeh says: “We believe collaboration between scientists and growers is vital to ensure accuracy of technology and also to ensure farmers do not see technology as a barrier. We see several great scientific agri-tech ideas coming forward from innovative entrepreneurs, but they only succeed if sufficient research and development has been undertaken with the end user – farmers. “In our Inspiring AgriTech Innovation [IAI] bootcamps, we have the opportunity to help develop earlystage start-ups with fantastic agritech ideas, as we recently experienced again in our September bootcamp.”

Dr Hadavizadeh says: “Farm491’s network of connections in the farming industry means our members and IAI attendees can have access to the farms they need in order to really test their products and services in a real environment. This collaborative R&D is vital to ensure the technology being developed has been developed for farmers, and in a sense, by farmers. “Farm491 is really excited to see the agri-tech companies coming forward through entering the AgriInnovation Den competition. We hope to see solutions to genuine farm problems, showing clearly that the end user has been considered in all stages of development.” For any agri-tech companies who have applied for this year’s AgriInnovation Den, please get in touch with Farm491 for support in your getting pitch ready for the final. FIND OUT MORE Go to

What is Agri-Innovation Den? AGRI-Innovation Den is the perfect platform for fledgling businesses looking to accelerate growth. Launched by Farmers Guardian’s parent company AgriBriefing in 2015, the competition invites agricultural entrepreneurs to pitch their

business ideas to a panel of industry judges and potential investors. Six overall finalists will each win a unique agri-marketing and business advice package, worth more than £6,000, plus a chance to access a multi-million-pound funding pot.

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‘Evolving’ glyphosate resistance in sterile brome RESEARCHERS have found that some UK populations of sterile brome (Bromus sterilis) have reduced sensitivity to glyphosate and are in the process of evolving resistance. Results from the research, led by Laura Davies, based at ADAS Boxworth in Cambridgeshire, and published in Weed Science, indicate that control of sensitive populations of sterile brome using glyphosate ranged from 49 per cent to 82 per cent, and suspected resistant populations from 21 per cent to 30 per cent.

Controlled Suspected resistant populations were incompletely controlled at the recommended field rate of glyphosate (540g/hectare), while adjacent unexposed populations were completely controlled, according to the research report. The authors say: “We conclude that some UK populations of B. sterilis have reduced glyphosate sensitivity and are in the process of evolving resistance. “This is the first reported case of reduced glyphosate sensitivity in any UK weed species and in B. sterilis worldwide. This, coupled with increasing glyphosate use, highlights the need for increased vigilance and monitoring for glyphosate resistance in the UK.”

Rainfall earlier in the month has helped potato harvesting.

Patchy progress in potato harvesting rLifting done later in

bid to improve yields By Marianne Curtis

RAIN in some areas last weekend has given a boost to potato lifting. But harvesting has seen delays for various reasons, including bruising risk, delayed skin set and a

Dry conditions make sugar beet harvest challenging INITIAL sugar beet harvester test results from the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) indicate operators are managing to keep losses to a minimum, but dry and hard soil conditions are proving challenging, with the everpresent threat of higher surface losses due to root breakage and snapping in the ground. Scalping is proving to be an issue, and growers should expect a mixed bag of excessive green and over-scalped crowns in the sample, according to BBRO. A BBRO spokesperson says: “Not only are harvesters confronted with varying sizes of beet but a vari26 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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ation in crown height, due to dry hard conditions and the beet growing out of the ground.” Scalping is also contributing to surface losses, with some protruding roots being knocked over by the scalping knives. Keeping scalping knives as high and sharp as possible will help to reduce this effect, advises BBRO. Root breakage appears to be under control, with the only major threat coming from the dry soil conditions and tap root being left behind. When planning a lift, evaluate surface conditions for compaction and when harvesting begins check tap roots are being lifted fully, BBRO adds.

desire by growers to maximise yields towards the end of a difficult growing season. Ben Sykes, who grows 220 hectares of potatoes in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, had harvested 1020 per cent of the crop by October 8, when he would normally have harvested 40-50 per cent by this time. He says: “They were planted a lot later because of a wet spring and it has been a stressful growing season with the heat. “We have had to wait a long time for them to mature and now we are harvesting dangerously late.”

Yields Mr Sykes grows processing potatoes, mainly destined for McCains and several other customers. With potatoes grown on contract and prices fixed, he has opted to harvest later to try to improve yields which he describes as ‘average to poor’. “On unirrigated fields, so far we have averaged 30 tonnes/ha whereas on irrigated crops we have averaged 50-55t/ha,” he adds. With 22mm of rain falling on October 5, lifting conditions have been ideal on October 7 and 8, he says. Conditions for storage are also good, with low nighttime temperatures cooling soils.

We have had to wait a long time for them to mature and now we are harvesting dangerously late BEN SYKES According to AHDB, soil moisture and skin set were the key influences on lifting progress in the week commencing October 1. In regions which had some rainfall, lifting progressed well with ideal conditions. However, on drier soils, increased bruising of samples has been reported with some growers opting to delay lifting and wait for some rain. Delayed skin set is also postponing lifting for some, while mixed skin sets have been reported from the same lift. Cooler conditions have helped to dissipate field heat, which has aided movement to stores, says AHDB.

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Multi-nutrient mineral fertiliser offers slow S release option rBoulby said to be first polyhalite mine in world

Polyhalite fertiliser PotashpluS is a 50:50 mix of Polysulphate and MOP.

By Marianne Curtis DEVELOPING a new range of granular speciality fertilisers based around Polysulphate (polyhalite) is the goal of ICL UK, which has recently brought PotashpluS to the market. The company is based at Boulby Mine near Saltburn, Cleveland, and ceased mining muriate of potash (MOP) in June, switching its operations to mining and processing polyhalite and producing PotashpluS using its existing compaction plant, which has undergone a £3.2 million upgrade to ensure product quality. Boulby is said to be the first polyhalite mine in the world. Mining began in 2011 for a 20,000-tonne bulk sample. Since then one million tonnes have been mined and the process is now fully industrialised, explains ICL UK sales and marketing director Howard Clark. “Polyhalite is a naturally-occurring evaporite mineral that provides four essential plant macronutrients in a single fertiliser; potassium, magnesium, calcium and sulphur. It also contains trace elements such as boron.” ICL has branded the mineral Polysulphate.

Manufacture To manufacture PotashpluS, powdered Polysulphate and MOP are put through a compactor. The powder is fed in under pressure to make a flake which is then crushed to make small chips of material. Currently, more than 90 per cent of Polysulphate is exported, says Mr Clark. The mine is about 25 miles from Tees Dock, located on the River Tees, which has rail reception, road reception and road and sea dispatch. Boulby Mine is linked to the port by rail. PotashpluS is a 50:50 mix of Polysulphate and MOP. It contains 30.7 per cent of potassium as potassium sulphate and potassium

Key points n Polyhalite, brand name Polysulphate is a mineral containing K, Mg, S and Ca n Sulphur release is steady and in line with crop needs n Manufacture and marketing of PotashpluS, based on Polysulphate with added MOP is fully underway at ICL UK’s Boulby Mine in Cleveland n Early trials have shown an 8 per cent yield advantage in potatoes when using PotashpluS compared with MOP n ICL plans to extend its speciality fertiliser range

chloride; 1.8 per cent of magnesium as magnesium sulphate; 9 per cent of sulphur as sulphate; and 5.7 per cent of calcium as calcium sulphate. Richard Ward, ICL UK Polysulphate business manager, says it is positioned as a straight fertiliser but can be used in a blend. “Particularly in spring it offers a way to apply sulphur with potassium decoupled from nitrogen. For peas and beans which do not require N it offers a different option.

“It is suitable for all soil types and with acidic soils where ammonium sulphate should not be used this product can help.” The product allows even distribution of nutrients and can be placed, says ICL UK agronomist Scott Garnett. “It spreads accurately to 36 metres meaning fewer passes on the field. It is an ideally balanced fertiliser of potassium and sulphate with additional benefits of other macronutrients.”

Sulphur release Mr Clark says sulphur release from Polysulphate products is steady and in line with crop needs. “You don’t need to put as much S on as for ammonium sulphate.” The company has conducted trials on potatoes using the same amount of potash on areas treated with either MOP or PotashpluS. PotashpluS resulted in an 8 per

RECOMMENDED DOSE OF ICL POTASHPLUS High K demanding crops Crops Sugar beet, potato Recommended dose of ICL PotashpluS (kg/ha) 600-900

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It [polyhalite] is suitable for all soil types and with acidic soils where ammonium sulphate should not be used this product can help RICHARD WARD cent increase in yield over MOP, says Mr Garnett. ICL plants in the Netherlands and Germany are producing PKpluS compounds where Polysulphate partially replaces MOP and a proportion of the potassium content is in sulphate form, allowing flexible use in many crops, according to Mr Ward, who adds that NPKpluS compounds could also be a future option. OCTOBER 12 2018 | 27

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OD formulation boost for Atlantis WHAT IS AN OD FORMULATION?

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has ‘a clear advantage’ A NEW herbicide option is available to growers considering a post-emergence herbicide against black-grass this autumn. Atlantis OD (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron) replaces Atlantis WG (mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron). Although they contain the same active ingredients, the two products have different formulations, which result in different field performance, says Bayer. Bayer technical manager Dr Gordon Anderson-Taylor says: “In trials,

the oil dispersion formulation – Atlantis OD – has been shown to have a clear advantage over the water dispersible granule formulation – Atlantis WG – for controlling black-grass.” Several years’ trials are said to

USING ATLANTIS OD TO maximise the effects of Atlantis OD on weeds, apply early in the season when the target weed is small. Active growth is also important to ensure the active substances are taken in by the leaves Source: Bayer

New aphicide for use in OSR and sugar beet FLONICAMID insecticide Teppeki has been approved by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) for use in both oilseed rape and sugar beet. Teppeki is formulated as a water dispersible granule containing 500g/kg flonicamid. According to Belchim marketing and development specialist Ed Burks, following the loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments in sugar beet, Teppeki is currently the only registered aphicide with no known resistance issues. “In sugar beet, it can be used to control both black bean aphid and peach potato aphid. Both these aphids can transmit virus to the crop. On oilseed rape Teppeki is specifically used for aphid control. Especially important is peach potato aphid, a vector of turnip yellows virus.” 28 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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show a difference of 6 per cent in overall black-grass control between Atlantis OD and Atlantis WG. The reason for this difference is thought to be related to the presence of metabolic resistance in black-grass. By delivering the active ingredients more effectively, the OD formulation can overcome this resistance mechanism more effectively and offer improved control, it is claimed. “Season dependent, we can get average control of 55 per cent from an application of Atlantis OD + biopower. Of course, in most circumstances, Atlantis OD will not be the only product in the programme – it will follow a pre-em programme.

IN an OD formulation the active substances are protected by oil, which is dispersed within the water in the sprayer. The oil assists the active in penetrating the leaf. Oil dispersion formulations are difficult to develop but, when successful, they are very good at delivering the active ingredient to where it is needed Source: Bayer

“But I think most people appreciate how it is the small details that add up when it comes to blackgrass control. “While the benefit from the OD formulation over the WG appears relatively small at about 6 per cent, every per cent counts when controlling black-grass.”

How to use Teppeki SUGAR BEET ■ For control of aphid virus vectors an application of Teppeki at 0.14kg/ha should be made when the infestation level is at the economic threshold and aphid numbers are increasing. Aphid numbers should be monitored early in the growing season when temperatures are increasing and aphids begin to migrate into the crop ■ Teppeki has a persistence of 21 days, is safe to all beneficial insects and natural aphid predators and may be used

safely as part of an integrated pest management programme ■ The maximum number of applications is one per crop OILSEED RAPE ■ Teppeki can be applied in the autumn from the 2 leaf stage of the crop at a rate of 0.10kg/ha ■ The maximum number of applications is one per crop but be aware of the latest timing when applying to oilseed rape – Teppeki should not be applied later than the 8 leaf stage of the crop Source: Belchim

Insecticide Teppeki is now approved for use in sugar beet and OSR.

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Two years of trials have produced some useful pointers for those growers looking to c and brome. Martin Rickatson reports on the areas to focus on to better target the

Trials aid rye-grass and brome co


esults from research conducted by Agrii over the past two years suggests those with significant rye-grass or brome issues should use many of the same principles recommended for tackling black-grass. These include the same postharvest cultivation techniques to manage seed return and permit delayed drilling, using higher seed rates and competitive varieties to achieve higher levels of control. But with brome in particular it is essential to be sure of the species present before making a control plan, while with rye-grass farmers need to take into account its potentially long germination period and propensity for spring emergence, plus the danger of weed resistance. That is according to Will Foss, Agrii regional technical adviser, who says the firm’s trials have proven later drilling and higher seed rates to be a sound foundation for out-competing rye-grass, while brome control work has shown the benefit of including preand peri-emergence treatments in

Rye-grass – key messages n Later drilling diminishes rye-grass’ competitiveness n Build herbicide programme around pre- and peri-emergence

The problem with rye-grass is it can continue to be an issue for many years after a field has last grown grass

suggests, while later drilling also diminishes its competitiveness. “Our trials show a marked reduction in weed populations with late October drilling compared with late September establishment, with improved control percentages from autumn residuals and smaller, less-competitive survivors.”



a programme on the back of correct species identification and appropriate cultural control.

Competitive He says: “The problem with rye-grass is it can continue to be an issue for many years after a field has last grown grass, and it is more competitive and more yield-robbing than black-grass,

while also producing more seed. And with cases of contact herbicide resistance becoming more common, tackling the problem is becoming more challenging.” Where a field is known to have a regular rye-grass problem, a competitive variety and higher seed rate will give the crop a better chance of outcompeting the weed early on, he

In terms of the chemical element of a strategy, early spring assessment in an Essex-based trial from last year showed the benefit of building a programme using pre- and peri-emergence applications to counter high pressure situations, he says. “Again it is about stacking and sequencing the right active ingredients. Where we based this on Movon pre-emergence at one-litre per hectare, we saw 66.7 per cent

CONTROLLING BROME WHEN it comes to control of bromes, Mr Foss emphasises the necessity of determining the species present and adopting

the correct control strategy in response. “The serrafalcus species – meadow, rye and soft brome – are

harder to tackle, being springgerminating. Their seed is often under-ripe at harvest, so immediate burial induces dormancy and

promotes seed survival. The best control levels are therefore achieved by allowing the seed to ripen on the soil surface for at least a month, before following with a shallow cultivation to encourage the seed to chit, and then spraying off.

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Beware of rye-grass’ competitive nature and longer germination period, which often extends into spring, says Will Foss.

ing to control rye-grass t these weeds.

me control

ges treatments in high weed pressure situations n Consider an early spring residual ‘top up’

control. But adding Wicket at three litres/ha to Movon at one-litre/ha produced 90 per cent control, while a level of 100 per cent was produced by a combination of one-litre/ha Movon plus three litres/ha Wicket followed by half-a-litre/ha Pontos. “These assessments were conducted on April 19, but the final headcounts still produced 15 ears/ sq.m in the 100 per cent control treatment from April, which gave a final result of 97.4 per cent, suggesting the possibility of a very late spring germination. This begs the question as to whether there is any value in using an early spring residual ‘top-up’ where rye-grass germination takes place over an extended period, and where ALS and den resistance is an issue. But it is essential to check the label’s application cut-off dates.”

“With sterile and great brome, the anisantha species, it is exposure to light after harvest which induces dormancy. If there is not a good covering of chopped straw, this makes shallow cultivation as soon as possible after harvest a good practice, reducing light exposure to the seed and encouraging it to chit so it can be sprayed off.

Cultivation “Where the brome population has been building up under a reduced cultivation regime, hitting the reset button with ploughing can be very effective if done well and seed is adequately buried.”

Brome - key messages n Important to identify brome species present as control strategies differ n Picolinafen and pendimethalin are important components of a herbicide programme targeting bromes

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Active ingredients used in trial n Liberator (diflufenican+flufenacet) n Orient (pendimethalin+picolinafen) n Wicket (prosulfocarb)

Over the last two years Agrii has also used a pair of trials, one with early-drilled crop and one late, to investigate the effect of high or low

In a sterile brome trial which tested a number of pre-ems applied on October 20, the best results were achieved from onelitre per hectare of Movon plus either Avadex Factor at 3.6 litres/ ha, Wicket at three litres/ha or Orient at three litres/ha, all of which gave more than 70 per cent control, with Orient being the strongest mixer partner and giving 82 per cent control. Where Wicket was used at only two litres/ha, results were less impressive. “Within the same trial we also looked at the addition of peri-em herbicide treatments, in which the former pre-emergence treatment of Movon + Wicket was applied on October 20, with the peri-em treatments being applied on October 26. “The strongest peri-em treatment in this trial was half-a-litre/ha Pontos plus three litres/ha Orient, which took overall control to 88 per cent, showing the importance of picolinafen and pendimethalin to the mix for brome control.”

disturbance drill choice, drilling date and herbicide programme on rye-grass control. Year one results clearly showed drilling later and minimising soil disturbance close to or at drilling reduced the numbers of rye-grass plants emerging in the crop and ultimately led to more effective control, says Mr Foss.

Disturbance “But year two produced rather different results. In the early-drilled trial, when established with a low-disturbance drill, ryegrass ear counts totalled 36/sq.m, while with a high disturbance drill the figure was 64/sq.m. “In the later-drilled trial, when established with a low-disturbance drill, rye-grass ear counts totalled 103/sq.m, while with a high disturbance drill the figure was 57/sq.m. “This perhaps suggests the greater soil movement reduced numbers, possibly by controlling more emerged plants at drilling compared to the lower disturbance.” The addition of a March-applied residual herbicide to this trial produced some interesting results. In the earlier drilling and when averaged across the two drill types and all herbicide programmes, where the extra spring residual of Liberator (0.3 litres/ha) plus Orient

n Movon (diflufenican + flufenacet + flurtamone) n Pontos (flufenacet + picolinafen) n Avadex Factor (tri-allate)

(three litres/ha) was used, the ear count was 17/sq.m. Where it was omitted, the figure was 31/sq.m. “Results were very similar in the later drilling. When averaged across the two drill types and all herbicide programmes, where the spring residual was used the ear count was 17/sq.m. Where it was omitted the figure was 34/sq.m.” Drawn together, the trial results suggest farmers should adopt the same cultural control techniques for rye-grass as those recommended for black-grass. “Beware of its highly competitive nature and longer germination period, which often extends into spring. Also bear in mind the possibility of target site or enhanced metabolic resistance to fop/dim/den chemistry, or enhanced metabolic resistance to ALS herbicides, and have weeds tested if this is suspected. “Where EMR is confirmed, improve control chances by spraying when the rye-grass is small. “Where ALS or dim resistance exists, including a spring residual treatment such as Liberator + Orient [picolinafen + pendimethalin] has been shown to improve control by an average of almost 20 per cent over and above the control achieved from the main herbicide programme.” OCTOBER 12 2018 | 31

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Contractor Innovator of the Year


The partnership between contractor and farmer is of great importance with the demands on food production and we are proud to announce this year’s finalists. Ben Davies Ben Davies Agricultural Contracting, Montgomeryshire

Neil Fell N.R. Fell Mobile Sheep Dipping, Durham

BEN started his business aged 22 in 2010 while full-time working for BT as an engineer. Three years later, he focused on contracting full-time after saving frantically over the years to buy his machines and now he owns three of his five tractors. After identifying a need for the process in his local area and working with other contractors, he now specialises in full service bale business across Mid Wales and Shropshire. When baling is quiet, Ben has secured contracts with two large arable farms in spring and autumn undertaking various contracting duties. Business has grown to enable him to afford his brother full-time as well as seasonal workers over busy periods,

NEIL established a contract mobile sheep dipping business in 2013. Since his first year he has gone from dipping 2,500 sheep to more than 107,000 and has built up a customer base across the UK. As a sheep farmer, Neil understands the constant threat from parasites and has raised awareness on the rise of sheep scab, working with vets and organisations to communicate the impact it has on animals and farmers if not addressed and controlled. He has invested significantly in new technologies and has designed a mobile hydronic cage dipper,

and prides himself on delivering a reliable and efficient service to customers. Investing in technology, Ben works with his local dealer to ensure he and his drivers are competent in using machinery to deliver an optimum service.

Roger Glennie Hillhead of Ardo Farm, Aberdeenshire

Andrew Howseman Howseman Agriculture, Lincolnshire

ROGER has grown from an arable and sheep farm to a successful farming and contracting business over the last 10 years. Through working closely with his clients and suppliers, he is able to offer bespoke services alongside arable contracts. Working extensively with Christmas tree plantations and farming businesses, he embraces new technologies to improve yield. Having not been content with a contractor providing proponic acid application to whole barley, Roger devised his own mobile system and now contracts with this, processing more than two tonnes annually. He has further identified a market for mulching equipment to reinstate

WITH 30 years’ experience in irrigated potatoes and vegetables, Andrew’s business supplies and installs drip/trickle irrigation services for these enterprises. The contracting business comes after he identified a requirement from growers to initially hire equipment for a season to reduce costs. The business carries out the whole installation, supplying equipment and commissioning the systems and working closely with growers throughout the whole season through to harvest, removal and storage for the following year. Andrew is responsible for about 283 hectares (700 acres) of potato cropping in Lincolnshire and works closely with his customers to help them understand costings and benefits and

farm tracks and clear areas of gorse to improve soil and hopes to launch a new prototype mulching machine to improve efficiencies. Adhering to a three-year business plan has enabled Roger to diversify into drainage and he employs three others as part of his team.

James Whitwell J.T.W. Agg Co, Lancashire

which he believes to be the first of its kind. In 2017, he began manufacturing the concept and has already sold to customers in the UK. Neil plans to run three mobile units and will be able to handle more than 8,500 sheep/day at peak times.

offers a comprehensive planning system alongside the practical delivery. Andrew carries out labour-saving and, with a hands-on knowledge, he and his team constantly evolve systems of work and update and manufacture better equipment to support operations.

Supported by

JAMES has been working in the contracting sector for 12 years and strives to deliver an excellent customer service. Refusing to rush jobs and instead working collaboratively with other contractors, he undertakes all arable work and has expanded the business this year by buying grain and bean crimping machines. Through identification of this service, he is able to offer a point of difference and is already planning to upgrade the crimping machine to double capacity. James has developed positive relationships with other contractors and instead of becoming involved in pricing wars, something he is strongly

against, he works with them to offer services and help reduce overall costs for farmers. Looking ahead, he is also looking to purchase a Fastrac to expand business out of the North West and cover more counties.

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Bids run to £42,000 for Blackface rams r213 shearlings

BEEF Shorthorns peaked at 2,700gns at Carlisle’s autumn sale. Taking the top spot was the first lot under the hammer, Kramer of Upsall, an April 2016-born bull consigned by Gerald Turton, Thirsk. The Glengloy Frigate-bred bull was knocked down to the Ballaseyr Stud, Isle of Man. Leading the way for the females at 1,600gns was Cutthorn Amber’s Lady, a May 2017-born heifer from A.J. Gibson Farming, Newcastle upon Tyne. By Cutthorn Investor out of Cutthorn Amber’s Jade, it went home with Messrs Smith, Laurencekirk. Following this at 1,500gns was Ballyvaddy Tessa K843 which caught the eye of Messrs Falkingham, Goole. The February 2016-born heifer by Watchman of Upsall was consigned by T. and K. Madden, Co Antrim.

successful bidders Joe and John Dickinson, Northern Ireland. Following this at £10,000 was an entry from James Murdoch and Son, Straiton, Ayrshire. The shearling was bought in half shares by Mr Ferguson and Markdhu Farms, Newton Stewart.

TOPPING the sale of Ruby Red Devon cattle at Sedgemoor at 3,600gns was the pre-sale show champion Coxwell Sherpa, from Berners-Alsop Estate, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. The two-year-old bull was knocked down to A.J. Jones and Son, Raglan. The reserve champion, Dittisham Dimpsey followed at 2,000gns. The January 2017-born bull consigned by Sue Fildes, Dartmouth, went home with Gareth Jenkins, Wick.


Realising 1,250gns was another May 2017-born heifer from Messrs Gibson. This time by Cutthorn Investor, it sold to Messrs MacDougall, Renfrewshire. Also taking place was the Lawns herd dispersal on behalf of H. and I. Ashton, Wigan, which topped at 1,650gns for Lawns Frigante, a 2012born cow by Chapelton Wildfire. The winning bid was from Messrs Smith. AVERAGES: 1 bull, £2,835; 5 females, £1,333.50; Lawns herd dispersal, 18 cows, £1,122.33; 12 maiden heifers, £1,005.37; 1 stock bull, £1,260; 3 young bulls, £875. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

AVERAGES Bulls, £2,940; in-calf heifers, £1,113; served heifers, £665; maiden heifers, £704. Auctioneers: GTH.

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AVERAGES: 213 shearlings, £1,147.18; 25 ram lambs, £1,232. Auctioneers: Craig Wilson.

AVERAGES: Shearling ewes, £121; ewe lambs, £74; rams, £348. Auctioneers: CCM.

Ruby Red Devons sell to high of 3,600gns

Topping the females at 1,650gns was an in-calf heifer, Whitefield Orange 228, from Heywood and Hurd, Taunton, which caught the eye of Steve Cleverdon, Hatherleigh. Next at 1,150gns was the female champion, Coxwell Fanciful 43. The maiden heifer, again consigned by Berners-Alsop Estate, sold to new breeder Noel Sharp, Taunton.


Ram lambs peaked at £5,000 for one from Ian McKnight, Newton Stewart, which was knocked down to Mr McClymont.

Champion Coxwell Sherpa, from Berners-Alsop Estate, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, which sold for 3,600gns to A.J. Jones and Son, Raglan.


Beef Shorthorns reach 2,700gns


AVERAGES were up by £312.69 on the year at Newton Stewart’s sale of 250 Blackface rams. Leading the bids at £42,000 was a shearling ram from David Ferguson, Newton Stewart, which was knocked down to a syndicate of Willie Dunlop, East Lothian, Colin McClymont, Newton Stewart, and Wilson, Jim and Colin Ramsay, Castle Douglas. Three other shearlings from the same home sold for £4,000. Next, at £14,000, was a Cuil-bred shearling consigned by Mr McClymont, which took the eye of

THE Lleyn Sheep Society sale at Skipton saw a top price of 550gns for Bronallt Gus, a ram from A.W. Davies, Pwllheli. By Bronallt Dwain, the shearling ram went home with M.H. Handley, Clitheroe. Lochar Gilroy followed at 500gns, the shearling ram by Lochar Fantastic was consigned by J.K. Goldie, Dumfries. It was knocked down to J. Bownass, Settle. Leading the females at £165/head was the first prized pen of shearlings from Hamish Goldie, Dumfries. They sold to M.D. Shields, Thirsk. Another pen from the same home sold for £160/head to Rosneath Farm, Argyll. Making the same money was another pen of shearlings, this time from M.J.S. and S.I.J. Shields, Otley. They sold to Paradise Farmers, Hull. Ewe lambs topped at £90/head for the first prized pen, consigned by T. and I. Walling, Selkirk, and selling to M.D. Shields.

Blackface shearling ram, from David Ferguson, Newton Stewart, which sold for £42,000 to a syndicate of Willie Dunlop, Colin McClymont, and Wilson, Jim and Colin Ramsay.

average £1,147.18

Skipton Lleyns see steady demand

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Stock bull leads Newark trade price of 8,000gns

TRADE peaked at 9,000gns at the Autumn Limousin Day at Newark, with 220-head finding new homes and an 89 per cent clearance rate. Topping the trade was Loosebeare Iain, a 2013-born stock bull bred by the Quick family, Devon, from Messrs Booth, Sheffield. By Loosebeare Fantastic, out of a Haltcliffe Anzac dam, it sold with a beef value of +46 to Esmor Evans, Mold. Next, at 5,800gns, was Mereside Hallmark, a 2012-born bull bred by the Hazard family, Grantham, offered as part of the dispersal of the Gascoines herd for the Gascoines Group, Southwell. This Dormeue son was the pick of J.F. Vance and Sons, Minsterley. Making 4,000gns was Gascoines Nebraska, by Hallmark, again from the Gascoines Group, which

was knocked down to P.J. Wilson, Whitwell. At the same money was Calogale Magnum from Messrs Lee and Lloyd, Kidwelly. By 145,000gns Trueman Jagger, it was bought by Ian Rowe, North Wingfield. Also at 4,000gns was another by Hallmark, Gascoines Nimrod from the Gascoines Group, which sold to J. Booth, Doncaster. Taking the final 4,000gns call was Coachhouse Neil, by Mereside Daytona, from Messrs Heald, Retford, which was knocked down to Ian Wildgoose, Scarcliffe.


rFemales see top

Cow and calf Topping the females trade at 8,000gns was a cow and calf from Darren Wharton, Norfolk. This was Withersdale Jasmine, an Amptertaine Commander daughter which sold with a heifer calf and in-calf to Withersdale Invader to Anita Padfield, Great Yarmouth. Next, at 5,000gns, was in-calf

Loosebeare Iain, from by Messrs Booth, Sheffield, which sold for 9,000gns to Esmor Evans, Mold.

heifer Withersdale Miribelle by Sympa, from the same home which sold in-calf to Kaprico Eravelle to G. and S. Gilleard, Doncaster. At 4,500gns from Gascoines dispersal was Cockleshell Misty, bred by the Pitcher family. By Mereside Hannibal, the in-calf heifer sold carrying to Fieldson Beefy to R.N. Gent, Laxton, Nottinghamshire.

AVERAGES 20 bulls, £3,506.25; 18 young bulls, £1,513.75; 33 cows and heifers in-calf or with calves, £2,170.16; Gascoines dispersal - in-calf heifers, £2,168.91, 38 cows and calves, £2,344.54; 49 maiden heifers, £1,564.29. Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.

Calogale Magnum, from Messrs Lee and Lloyd, Kidwelly, which sold for 4,000gns to Ian Rowe, North Wingfield.

New Lonk record of £7,350 set at Clitheroe A NEW Lonk record of £7,350 was set at Clitheroe for a shearling ram from T. Whitwell and Son, Clitheroe, which sold to C. Crowther, Greenfield. The champion was a shearling ram from the same home, which sold to R.S. Howard, Blackburn, for £6,825. Top price aged ram at £1,050 was from A.D. Morton, Waterfoot, and sold to Messrs Whitwell. The champion and top price female at £450 was a shearling ewe from Messrs Whitwell and sold to C. Brett, Whitworth.  34 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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Breeding ewes sold to £190 for a two-shear from T.W. Pickard, Blackburn, selling to S. Riley, Helmshore. Gimmer lambs peaked at £250 for one from S. Bosworth, Burnley, selling to C. Mitchell, Holmbridge. AVERAGES Aged rams, £354; shearling rams, £850 (+£162 on 2017); ewes, £147,50; shearling ewes, £141.30; gimmer lambs, £85. Auctioneers: Clitheroe Auction Mart.

Coachhouse Neil, from Messrs Heald, Retford, which sold for 4,000gns to Ian Wildgoose, Scarcliffe.

Angus bulls to 3,000gns at Carlisle AT the sale of Aberdeen-Angus cattle at Carlisle bidding reached a peak of 3,000gns. This was for the pre-sale show champion, St Fort Pipe Major, a March 2017-born bull from A. Mylius and Partners, St Fort, Fife. By Wedderlie Fantastic and out of St Fort Primula Mary, it was knocked down to Messrs Ferguson, Newton Stewart. Following this at 2,700gns was a January 2017-born bull from M. and H.D. Currie, Kingholm Dictatoris by Liley Eastern and out of home-bred cow, Kingholm Didoneit. It went

home with Messrs Peek, Newton Stewart. Making the same money was the reserve show champion, Buckhurst Lord Hunter, a Rawburn Boss Hogg son, out of Blelack Lady Heather. Consigned by John Walsh, the April 2017-born bull sold to Messrs Watson, Morpeth. AVERAGES 5 bulls, £2,646. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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Three-shear Herdwick ram, from A. Hartley, Broughtonin-Furness, which sold for 4,000gns to Messrs Wilson, Bootle.

Herdwicks take the lead rPrices reach high

of 4,000gns

AT Broughton’s Farmers Guardian-supported sale of Herdwick and Swaledale rams, the sale leader at 4,000gns was A. Hartley, Broughton-in-Furness, with a three-shear Herdwick ram. It was knocked down to Messrs Wilson, Bootle. This was followed at 3,200gns for another from the same home, this time selling to Messrs Wrathall, Seathwaite. David Thompson, Woodland, followed with a pen of seven Herdwicks which topped at 2,220gns and 1,800gns. They went home with Messrs Harryman, Ambleside, and Messrs Whittle, Grizebeck, respectively. The Herdwick show champion realised 700gns. This was a twoshear from Joe Weir, Borrowdale. It went home with Messrs Tyson, Cockermouth.

Next at 500gns was the winner of the aged ram class, a threeshear consigned by J. Bland, Borrowdale, which sold to Messrs Tyson.

Swaledale In the Swaledale ring, prices reached a high of £1,000 for a shearling ram from Messrs Hartley, which took the eye of Messrs Birkett, Ambleside. Following this at £600 was the winner of the aged ram class, from Messrs Lightfoot, Glenridding. It sold to Messrs McWilliam, Broughton. From the same home was the overall Swaledale champion which sold for £450 and was knocked down to Messrs Hoggarth, Ulpha.

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Herdwick ram, from David Thompson, Woodland, which sold for 2,200gns to Messrs Harryman, Ambleside.

Herdwick ram from David Thompson, Woodland, which sold for 1,800gns to Messrs Whittle, Grizebeck.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Aged ram class winner, a three-shear Herdwick, from J. Bland, Borrowdale, which sold for 500gns to Messrs Tyson, Cockermouth.

Herdwick ram, from A. Hartley, Broughtonin-Furness, which sold for 3,200gns to Messrs Wrathall, Seathwaite.

Show champion, a two-shear Herdwick ram, from Joe Weir, Borrowdale, which sold for 700gns to Messrs Tyson, Cockermouth.

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Bluefaced Leicesters top at 11,000gns r166 ram lambs

average £1,152.69 LEADING the day at Kirkby Stephen’s show and sale of Bluefaced Leicesters at 11,000gns was a ram lamb from Messrs Brown, Great Asby. The ram by Smearsett K1 was knocked down to R.D. Archer, Hexham. Next, at 8,000gns, was a ram lamb by Highberries G001, from Neil Marston, Cockermouth. It sold to Messrs Pears, Caldbeck. Realising 7,000gns was the show champion, a ram lamb by Highberries G1. It was consigned by Mr Marston and went home with R.S. and

B.A. Harker, Kendal, and R. Hargreaves, Burnley. Following this at 6,000gns was a ram lamb consigned by W.C. Porter, Reeth. By Carry House J002, it was knocked down to Messrs Lord, North Stainmore, and Messrs Willoughby, Redmire. Top priced female at 2,500gns was a shearling from F.G. Marshall, Barnard Castle, which sold to P. and A. Sowerby, Kirkby Thore. AVERAGES 166 ram lambs, £1,152.69; 30 shearling rams, £955.56; 5 aged rams, £712.50; 7 females, £920. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Droit Luke at 5,200gns AT the sale of British Blue cattle at Carlisle, the day peaked at 5,200gns for Droit Luke. The two-year-old bull, by Dafydd D’Ochain, was consigned by Richard Mowbray, Newton Stewart. It went home with Messrs Baillie, Newton Stewart. Next, at 4,000gns, was the winner of the bull class and show champion, Stonebyres Murphy, from A. and C.S. Comrie, Stonbyres. By Boherard Cantona, the winning bid went to Messrs Coates, Canonbie. Realising 3,600gns and selling to Messrs Noble, West Linton, was Stonebyres Maverick. The February 2017-born bull by Manchester Du Bois Remont was also consigned by Messrs Comrie.

Topping the females at 3,000gns was the reserve champion, Tanat Midnight, a January 2017-born heifer by Tenace De La Praule. Consigned by W.R. and W.W. Jones, Oswestry, it was knocked down to Messrs Falkingham, Goole. At the same money was a December 2017-born heifer, Homilton Mona, from Roly Carr, Newcastle upon Tyne. By Colos Van Daisel and out of Cromwell Fuchsia, it went home with Messrs Dodds, Lockerbie. AVERAGES 5 bulls, £3,833; 2 females, £3,150. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Top price was a Castle Yeoman son, from R.H. Paton, Castle Crawford, which sold for £9,000 to J. Robertson and Son, Langholm.

Hill Cheviot rams reach £9,000 high THE show and sale of Hill Cheviot rams at Lockerbie peaked at £9,000 with 308 sold to average £801.97, down £88.99 on the year for 16 more sold. The sale leader was a Castle Yeoman son from R.H. Paton, Castle Crawford, which sold to J. Robertson and Son, Langholm. The pre-sale show championship went to J. Common and Son, Crossdykes, with a Mainside Viscount-sired shearling.

It went on to sell for £7,000, with Messrs Common retaining a half share and J.F. Irving and Son, Mountbenger, taking the other. The highest priced two-shear was a Hindhope Thistlecrack son, consigned by T. Elliot, Hindhope, which sold for £5,500 to Messrs Common. The first-prize two-shear ram from I.H.G. Warden, Hawick, was a Cnewr Ambassador son, which made £3,200 to Skirkfield Farms, Biggar. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Highlands to 4,000gns at Oban show and sale HEIFER calves stole the show at Oban’s Highland cattle sale. Leading the day at 4,000gns was Sonasag 2 of Cladich, a January 2018-born heifer by Campbell of Tilbouries, consigned by Queenie Strickland, Dalmally. Realising 3,500gns was Capleadh Prioseag 11 of Broomrigg, an April 2014-born cow by Jock of Inversnaid. In-calf to Fergus Rhuadh 5 of Knockendon, it was consigned by Messrs Fountain, Lockerbie.


Next, at 3,200gns, was Lady Jane White 2 of Cladich, a February 2018-born heifer, also from Mrs Strickland. Following this, at 3,000gns, was Demi Ogilvie Ruadh of Cladich, a January 2018born heifer from the same home, also by Campbell of Tilbouries.

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AVERAGES 6 three-year-old cows, £1,995; 7 two-year-old cows, £1,347.50; 11 yearling heifers, £876.75; 25 heifer calves, £1,120; 3 cows, £1,540; 3 bull calves, £805. Auctioneers: United Auctions.


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Sonasag 2 of Cladich, from Queenie Strickland, Dalmally, which sold for 4,000gns.

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MART’S THE HEART SALES Ram lamb, from Allan Wight, Midlock, which sold for £16,000 to Obie Sharp and C.J. Campbell, Lauder.

Top price, a lamb from Andrew and Caroline Hunter, Bellingham, Northumberland, which sold for £20,000 to Allan Wight, Midlock.

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lambs averages £1,354 TRADE at the Farmers Guardian-supported sale of Bluefaced Leicesters at Hawes was better than many had anticipated, peaking at £20,000, with the 627 ram lambs forward averaging £1,354, down £185 on the year. Topping the sale were Andrew and Caroline Hunter, Bellingham, Northumberland, who, on only their third trip as sellers at Hawes, repeated last year’s feat of hitting £20,000 for a lamb. It was by G1 Midlock and out of a ewe by the Mustang son, G34 Midlock.

Ram lamb The buyer was Allan Wight, Midlock, who had the next joint top price of £16,000 for a ram lamb by K4 Marriforth out of a ewe by Mustang, which was knocked down to Obie Sharp and C.J. Campbell, Lauder. The Midlock pen averaged £4,556 for nine lambs.

Leading the flock averages at £5,025 was Derek Hall’s Firth flock, Penicuik, whose pen also peaked at £16,000 for a son of the £6,000 Midlock G37, which is by Mustang and out of a ewe by Nunscleugh G1. It was bought by Northern Ireland duo, Alistair Christie and William Adam. A brace of lambs made £11,000. The first was from Martyn Archer’s Carry House flock, Wark. By Highberries Highlander out of a ewe by G34 Midlock, it sold to Messrs Pedley, Sedbergh, and Shaun Proctor, Musgrave, with the pen averaging £2,421 for 14 lambs. Also at £11,000 was the pen leader from W.A. and A. Booth’s

Smearsett flock, Feizor. A son of G11 Smearsett out of a ewe by Z4 Hundith, it sold to D. and M. Teasdale, Haydon Bridge, and W. and P.F. Walton, Bardon Bridge. The 15 lambs from the Smearsett flock averaged £3,520.

Shearling On his first appearance at Hawes as a vendor, Alan Shennan, Girvan, sold a lamb from his Farden flock for £10,000. By a Blarnavaid shearling out of a Highberries ewe, it sold to a consortium of buyers from Northern Ireland: A. McKillop, Cushendall; I. Montgomery, Ballymena; S. Duncan, Crumlow, and J. Stuart, Garvagh. Also selling for £10,000 was L4 Hewgill by H45 Hewgill out

of a ewe by E47 Hewgill from Messrs Lord, North Stainmore. It was snapped up by Stewart Park and Eunice Mills, Sanquhar. The Hewgill flock averaged £4,989 for its nine sold. Aged rams sold to £3,000 for J. and K. Metcalf and Son, Richmond, while shearling rams went to £4,600 for J.A. and R. Caton, Skipton. Shearling gimmers sold to £2,000 for J. Buckles, Kirkby Stephen, and gimmer lambs to £650 for W.C. Porter and Sons, Richmond. AVERAGES Ram lambs, £1,354; shearling rams, £664; aged rams, £855; shearling gimmers, £717; gimmer lambs, £379. Auctioneers: Hawes Farmers Auction Mart.

Pen leader from Derek Hall, Penicuik, which sold for £16,000 to Alistair Christie and William Adam, Northern Ireland. PICTURES: WAYNE HUTCHINSON

Pen leader from W.A. and A. Booth, Feizor, which sold for £11,000 to D. and M. Teasdale, Haydon Bridge.

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Left to right: Hilary, Adam and Ken Ridley, of Allenshields, Co Durham, with their overall champion pen which sold for £180 per head.

Lazonby saw a total entry of 18,026 Mule gimmer lambs sold.

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to average £77.45

TOPPING Lazonby’s Farmers Guardian-supported sale of 18,026 Mule gimmer lambs at £210/head was J. Lee, Whitfield, with a pen of gimmers which were placed sixth in the pre-sale

show. They were knocked down to J.J. Brough, Wigton. Next, at £200/ head, was a pen from Messrs Wallace, Brampton. They sold to Messrs Brough, Wigton. Realising £180/head was the

champion pen of 10 gimmers from K. and H.A. Ridley, Consett, Co Durham, which went home with D.W. and D. Elliott, Mungrisdale. Making the same money was J.W. Smith-Jackson’s pen of fifth prize gimmers which caught the eye of Messrs Ridsdale, Penrith. The second prize pen from W.M. Reed and Son, Bishop Auckland,

Saucy Charollais top at 2,500gns THE Saucy Sale of Charollais females at Worcester topped at 2,500gns for a shearling ewe from the dispersal of the Wedderburn flock from Jonathan and Janet Corbett, Newent. Carrying a single to 22,000gns Ffrwd Top Notch, it sold to Patrick

Tully, Bridgwater, who went on to buy its triplet sister carrying twins to Top Notch for 1,800gns. Next from this group was 1,700gns paid by David Roberts, Kenley, for a Rhaeadr Popeye daughter in-lamb to Top Notch. The consignment from the Top price, a shearling ewe from Jonathan and Janet Corbett, Newent, which sold for 2,500gns to Patrick Tully, Bridgwater.

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AVERAGES 18,026 Mule gimmer lambs, £77.45. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Carlisle sale of Easycare sheep

Ingram family, Aberdeenshire, topped at 1,800gns for a shearling ewe by Logie Durno Regal, carrying twins to Hollylodge Supreme. The buyer was James Amphlett, Brecon.

AT Carlisle’s sale of Easycare sheep, the winning bid of 1,100gns was cast by Messrs Blaylock, Coldstream, for a shearling ram consigned by Derek Steen, Moffatt. Another shearling ram from the same home followed at 1,050gns. This time it was knocked down to Messrs Conroy, Co Galway, Ireland.

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Shearling rams

Stewart Thompson, Co Donegal, paid 1,550gns for a ewe lamb by 25,000gns Knockin Shockin, from the Edstaston flock of Robert and Jeanette Gregory, Harmer Hill, Shropshire. Ewes peaked at 1,150gns for a Rhaeadr Orlando ewe carrying triplets to Hollylodge Supreme from the Loanhead flock of Gregor and Bruce Ingram.

Mr Steen sold three more shearling rams which realised 1,000gns apiece which went to Messrs Sordy and Sons, Alnwick, and Messrs Conroy. Females topped at £125/head for a pen of shearlings from Michael J. Clarke, Blairgowrie, which went home with Messrs Parkhouse, Argyll. Others from R. Harrison and Sons, Longtown, followed at £108 and £100/head and sold to Messrs Taylor, Longtown, and Messrs Atkinson, Appleby-in-Westmorland, respectively.

AVERAGES 4 ewes, £808.50; 50 shearling ewes, £645.42; 18 ewe lambs, £717. Wedderburn dispersal – 20 in-lamb shearling ewes, £698.25; 8 shearling ewes running with ram, £420. Auctioneers: McCartneys. 38 | OCTOBER 12 2018

made £162/head and went to Messrs Graves, High Hesket.

AVERAGES 20 rams, £474.83; 157 females, £84.97. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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Centre record for Hereford females set sells for 7,500gns A NEW centre record of 7,500gns was set for a Hereford female at the Farmers Guardian-supported breed society sale at Hereford on Tuesday (October 9). This was for March 2017-born Shraden 1 Alice P809 from M.J. and H.M. Timmis, Baschurch. The buyer was J.D. Hodge, Berwick-upon-Tweed. By Dendor 1 Knuckleduster and out of Shraden 1 Alice C198, and in the breed’s top 5 per cent for retail beef yield and top 10 per cent for milk, it took the female championship in the pre-sale show and was also the 2018 Royal Welsh Show female champion.

Heifer At 3,100gns was the April 2017-born heifer Spartan 1 Amy, from S.C. Hartwright, Abingdon. By Bosa 1 Hereward and out of Eldersfield 1 Amy K916, and in-calf to Bromley 1 Mystery, it sold to Uel Shaw, Dungannon. Making 3,000gns was Romany 1 Lucy K956 R16, by Fardre 1 Hi Hidalgo K956, from J.R.B. Wilson and Sons, Kelso, which sold to Bowen Contracting, Nelson.

Bulls met a more difficult trade with a top price of 5,000gns for the junior champion, Vexour 1 Phantom, from Surrey-based J. Boomaars, selling to R.A. Mitchell, Dorchester. This March 2017-born bull is by Solpoll 1 Landmark and out of Romany 1 Mink A84 J22. Making 4,300gns was Barwise 1 Nabucco from C.S. Fletcher, Appleby-in-Westmorland, selling to Hawkins Farming, Bosbury.

Royal Welsh This summer’s Royal Welsh Show reserve champion, February 2017born Rempstone 1 Eric V463, by Hawkesbury 1 Vespa and from M. Ludgate, Thame, sold for 4,000gns to Michael Clark, Tetbury. Also at 4,000gns was Panmure 1 Pudding from J.M. Cant and Partners, Angus, bought by T.D. and W.T. Livesey, Normanton-Le-Heath. This bull is by Dendor 1 Leota and out of Panmure 1 Plum F15. AVERAGES 8 show heifers, £3,425.63; 16 bulls, £2,933.44; 13 for sale only females, £1,324.62. Auctioneers: Brightwells.

North Country Cheviots to £14,000 at Lairg THERE were 267 North Country Cheviot rams on offer at the Lairg annual sale, achieving a 90 per cent clearance rate and a top price of £14,000. This was for a ram from Suisgill Estate, Sutherland, which went home with Messrs Douglas, Selkirk.

Ram Two more lots realised £11,000 from Badanloch Estate, Sutherland, and Torrish Estates, Helmsdale. They sold to Messrs Allan, Stouphill, and Suisgill Estate, respectively. At 9,500gns was another ram from Messrs Douglas, which was

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Shraden 1 Alice P809, from M.J. and H.M. Timmis, Baschurch, which sold for 7,500gns to J.D. Hodge, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

knocked down to Badanloch, which also sold the next lot at 7,200gns. It went home with Armadale, Thurso. Topping the 7,916 females at £178/head was a pen of hill type shearlings from K. MacLennan, Tain. Park type shearlings sold to £145/head from A. MacKay, South Balkeith. Ewes peaked at £142/ head for a pen from Achentoul Farms, Kinbrace. AVERAGES 267 rams, £1,068.54; 1733 shearling ewes, £81.12; 6135 aged ewes, £64.63. Auctioneers: United Auctions.


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Top price bull and junior champion, Vexour 1 Phantom, from J. Boomaars, Surrey, which sold for 5,000gns to R.A. Mitchell.

Builth Wells BFLs THERE was a steady trade at Builth Wells at the Wales and Borders Registered Crossing Bluefaced Leicester Club sale, which peaked at 2,650gns. This was for the second prize ram lamb, Llanilltyd L3, from D.I.L. and E. Jones, Llanilltyd. By R1 Snabgreen and out of a Z1 Tymawr ewe, it sold to T. Davies and Co, Llwyncadwgan, and J. Hughes and L. Davies, Rogerstone.

Top price yearling at 2,300gns was K1 Tymawr from R.G. and B.M. Jones and Son, Tymawr. By H12 Riddings and out of a E1 S.P. Dalpeddar ewe, it was bought by D.A. Davies and Son, Delidre, Llanidloes. AVERAGES 110 yearling rams, £581.31 (-£114.09); 10 ram lambs sold averaging £648.38 (+£201.55). Auctioneers: Brightwells.

Herdwick rams top at 9,500gns HERDWICK rams sold to 9,500gns at Cockermouth for an entry from W.S. Jackson, Rosthwaite, which was knocked down to A.S. and C. Hodgson, Glencoyne. Next, at 6,200gns, was a ram from Kevin Wrathall, Seathwaite. This was followed at 6,000gns by a ram from Messrs Bland, Thirlmere, and then one selling for 4,000gns from C.I. Hartley, Barfield.

Shearling ewes sold to £300 for W.D. and D.E. Tyson, Keswick, who also had the top price ewes at £240 and the top price and winning ewe lambs which sold for £105/head. AVERAGES Rams, £661; ewes, £41.19; shearlings, £61.29. Auctioneers: Mitchells. OCTOBER 12 2018 | 39

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Monday 5 November

Dispersal Sale of 150 Holstein, Friesian & Blended Dairy Cattle on behalf of PD & PJ Mason, Coat Green Farm

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Feeding & Cast Cows & OTM Cattle Web: 2ND SALE OF SUCKLED CALVES SAWLEY, Nr Clitheroe BB7 4LH (01200) 441351 MONTHLY SALE OF STORE BENTHAM, Nr Lancaster LA2 7HF (015242) 61444 CROOKLANDS, Nr Kendal LA7 7NU (015395) 66800 Entries for catalogue by Monday 29th October






TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER PRIZE SHOW & SALE OF SUCKLED CALVES In conjunction with Sale of OTM Cattle Feeding Bulls & Store Cattle ALSO SALE OF BREEDING CATTLE To include Dispersal of Suckler Herd On behalf of A Guy, Nova Scotia (see website for details/photos) Sale at 10am Tel: Auctioneer Libby Bell 07818435728

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18 PEDIGREE HEREFORD CATTLE Friday 26th October Entries close Friday 5th October Show 11.30am Sale 12.30pm 10 bulls 8 females

Sale includes Dispersal Sale of 250 Texel x/Mule Stock Ewes (4 shear – shearlings), fully correct On behalf of Messrs Roper c/o Thomsen Estates


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Wednesday 17th October Show 8.30am Sale 10.30am 139 Aged rams and 118 ram lambs Thursday 18th October & Friday 19th October Show 7.30am Sale 9.30am (each day) 950 Shearling rams “Luke Fair”

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CDC Farms sold British Blue Young Bulls to £1,815.14 H Bray & Son sold Limousin Young Bulls to 213.5p/kg T Holmes sold British Blue Cows to £1,460.90 T Holmes sold Simmental Cows to £1,324.58 or 157.5p/kg T Holmes sold Limousin OTM Heifers to £1,296.26 or 178.5p/kg T Holmes sold Angus OTM Steers to £1,193.85 Frank Page sold Limousin Steers to £1,687.96 S Evans sold British Blue Steers to 235.5p/kg FJ Powner sold Limousin Steers to 235.5p/kg Frank Page sold British Blue Heifers to £1,615.53 RA Hall sold Limousin Heifers to 247.5p/kg Tom Hill & Ruby Wright sold Texel Lambs to £91.50 DV Holland sold Texel Lambs to 207p/kg Mark Green sold Texel X Store Lambs to £73.50 Emma Benge sold Beltex Cull Ewes £105.00 M Britten sold Charollais Cull Rams to £98.00

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October Limousin Day Sale Top Prices

Young Bulls to 213.5 - £1,815.14 Cull Cows to 178.5p - £1,346.85 Steers to 235.5p - £1,687.96 Heifers to 247.5p - £1,615.53 2,821 Sheep Sold This Week: Spring Lamb Average: 175.04p/kg Spring Lambs sold to 207p/kg or £91.50 Cull Ewes sold to £105.00 Cull Rams sold to £98.00 Store Lambs to £73.50 Shearling Rams to 380Gns

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AH & KJ Booth sold Loosebeare Iain a Pedigree Limousin Bull to 9,000Gns DC Wharton sold Withersdale Jasmine a Pedigree Limousin Cow with her Heifer Calf Withersdale Oceana to 8,000Gns DC Wharton sold Withersdale Madonna Pedigree In-Calf Limousin Cow to 5,000Gns Gascoines Group Ltd sold Cockleshell Misty a Pedigree In-Calf Limousin Heifer to 4,500Gns Gascoines Group Ltd sold Gascoines Numberone a Pedigree Limousin Maiden Heifer to 3,600Gns Gascoines Group Ltd sold Cockleshell Misty a Pedigree In-Calf Limousin Heifer to 4,500Gns

Livestock Auctioneers Association KNOW THE EXACT SALE PRICE NOVEMBER 1. The entire 10,700 litre ACOMES herd (460 head), the property of Messrs D.A Wright Farming Ltd at Glebe Farm, Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks. Also dairy equipment, parlour, bulk tank, cubicles etc TEL: 01285 841333

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McCartneys BRECON MARKET: 01874 622386 KNIGHTON MARKET: 01547 528621 KINGTON MARKET: 01544 230316

BRECON MARKET THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER Evening Sale of Breeding Rams, Ewes and Store Lambs. FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER Sale of over 800 Quality Suckler Bred Store Cattle all from holdings of birth inc. Weanlings, Breeding Stock, Cull Cows & Organic Stock. Catalogue entries close Wednesday 17th October. Details Tel: 01874 622386

KNIGHTON MARKET FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER Autumn Prize Show and Sale of 450 Continental X Suckler Bred Store Cattle including Special entry of 10 Purebred Salers Bulling Heifers 18m together with Third Prize Sale of 600 Store Lambs. TUESDAY 23rd OCTOBER Sale of 400 Weaned Calves, Young Store Cattle and Young Bulls for the Brecon & Radnor Suckled Calf Rearers Ltd. Catalogue entries close Monday 15th October at 5.00pm.

FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER Sale of 250 Store Cattle inc. Cows and Calves, In Calvers and Bulling Heifers. Also 700 Store Sheep, to include Organic Stock. Catalogue entries close Thursday 25th October at 5.00pm. Details Tel: 01547 528621


FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER Monthly Orange Sale of 500 Store Cattle from TB Restricted Farms. Sale after the Sale at Knighton. Catalogue entries close Friday 12th October at 5.00pm. FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER Prize Show and Sale of Store Cattle / Store Sheep (RM Blakeway & JC Fowden Cup). Also Calves and Weanlings. Catalogue entries close Friday 19th October at 5.00pm. Details Tel: 01584 872251


TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER Sale of Store Cattle inc. Feeding Cows, Bulls and Cows with Calves. Catalogue entries close Tuesday 30th October at 5.00pm. Details Tel: 01544 230316


FINAL SALE REMINDER – DISPERSAL SALE MONDAY 15th OCTOBER 11AM 160 Head on behalf of RT Smith & Son and removed to Market Drayton Market for sale convenience. A wonderful homebred herd of Brown Swiss/Holstein/Monty X GENUINE CLOSED HERD, JOHNES FREE, BVD FREE

UNIQUE BLACKSMITH / IRONWORK SALE & AFFECTS – SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER It is with great pleasure to receive instructions from A.B. Smith of Hill View Forge, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9NH for the complete sale of ironwork and associated equipment. This is a rare opportunity to be able to purchase unique and well maintained ironwork equipment and affects all in good working order with many items complete with manuals. With over 300 lots available on the day there really is something to interest everyone including; Fordson Super Major, CAT Forklift truck, JD Ride On Lawn Mower, Miller Metro 300 DX Mobile Welder/Generator, Sandblasters, Mig welders, Power Hammers, Pillar Drills, Gas/Magnetic Tracer Cutter, Vauxhall Movano LWB Van, Thomas Ward Lathe, Mandrel Cone, GP14 Sailing boat, Milling machines, Sheep foot trimming/shearing trailer, iron sculptures and much more. For catalogue requests and further information please contact the HB Team. Additional entries are welcome including large items such as tractors etc, Viewing day – Saturday 27th October 2018

T: 01829 260545



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WORCESTER MARKET: 01905 769770 LUDLOW MARKET: 01584 872251

WORCESTER MARKET SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER at 11.00am 7 PEDIGREE BRITISH BLUES 5 Cows & Calves, 2 Bulls 4 PEDIGREE LIMOUSINS 2 Cows & Calves, 1 Heifer, 1 Bull 8 COMMERCIAL CATTLE 1 Cow & Calf, 4 In Calf Heifers, 3 Unserved Heifers Dispersal Sale of the CRACKLEYBANK HERD for Paul Walker Together with 300 STORE CATTLE 1500 STORE LAMBS SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER Sale of Store Cattle / Store Sheep. Details Tel: 01905 769770

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Monday 15th October 2018 Annual Prize Show & Sale of Blackface Shearling Rams & Ram Lambs (Under the auspices of the Blackface Sheep Breeders Association) Thursday 18th October 2018 Annual “Bellingham” Prize Show & Sale of Spring Born Calves Entries restricted to calves born 1st January 2018 Entries invited by 10am Thursday 11th October Friday 19th October 2018

LANCASTER AUCTION MART Tel: 01524 63308 Monday 15th October 9am 1000 PRIME LAMBS & 200 CAST & FEEDING SHEEP Tuesday 16th October at 11.15am Monthly Show & Sale of 50 DAIRY CATTLE In conjunction with Hassall Brothers. Catalogues available online Wednesday 17th October at 10.30am MACHINERY, TOOLS & EQUIPMENT Please advise office of entries

Weekly Sale of Store Cattle & Suckled Calves Sale of Cast Ewes & Store Lambs Entries invited by 10am Monday 15th October

Friday 19th October 10.15am 80 REARING CALVES 10.15am 100 CAST/OTM CATTLE 11.15am 350 STORE CATTLE Last Wk Blks to £1350 & Hfrs to £1320

Wednesday 24th October 2018

J36 RURAL AUCTION CENTRE Tel: 015395 66200

Annual Prize Show & Sale of Breeding Bulls, Heifers & Cows with Calves at Foot, Incalf & Bulling Heifers Entries invited by 10am Wednesday 17th October Also this Day On behalf of E & S Gowland, Allergill, Stanhope. Dispersal of approx. 50 Limousin & British Blue cows with Limousin x calves at foot range from 3-10 months old. The cows have run with the Limousin Bull again and most will have been PD prior to the sale. From a TB4 holding. Thursday 25th October 2018 Annual “Tow Law” Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle & Suckled Calves Entries invited by 10am Thursday 18th October Friday 26th October 2018 Sale of Store Cattle & Suckled Calves including Native Breeds Sale of Cast Ewes, Prize Show & Sale of Store Lambs Entries invited by 10am Monday 22nd October • Mart Offices, Hexham • Tel: 01434 605444 • Fax: 01434 604651 • e-mail •

Penrith Auction Mart

01768 864700

Monday 15th October- 9.30am Prime Bulls, Clean Cattle & Cast Cows. Special Section for TB area 1 cattle Wednesday 17th October - 7.00am Cast Ewes and Rams; 9am Prime Lambs. Monday 15th October 11am- Sale of 400 Store Cattle and Feeding Bulls of all classes Wednesday 17th October 9am- Sale of 100 Rearing Calves of all classes 12noon- Sale of 800 Store Sheep of all classes Wednesday 17th October 12pm - Annual “Troutbeck” Sale of 175 Breeding Rams Comprising 15 Swaledale: 25 Bluefaced Leicester; 20 Cheviot; 15 Suffolk and 100 Continental Rams Monday 12th November 11am- Special Sale of Pedigree Dairy Shorthorn and Dairy Cattle of all breeds entries close noon Monday 29th October

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Saturday 13th October at 10.30am Annual Show & Sale of 165 ROUGH FELL RAMS on behalf of the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association Tuesday 16th October 1pm 1500 PRIME LAMBS & 750 CAST & FEEDING SHEEP Show for Best Pens of Five Mule Wether Prime Lambs. Judging at 12noon Thursday 18th October at 10.15am Fortnightly Sale of CALVES, CAST/OTM COWS & STORE CATTLE Sale Day Entries Welcome & Invited Saturday 20th October – Lakeland Fair 10am Closing Autumn Sale of all classes of BREEDING SHEEP inc. Ewes, Gimmer Shearlings & Gimmer Lambs 11am Annual Show & Sale of SWALEDALE RAMS followed by sale of other


Tuesday 23rd October – Sale of PRIME PIGS please advise office of entries Thursday 25th October at 11am Ambleside Sale of 3000 STORE LAMBS Entries close Wednesday 17th October

For Sale Privately Small Herd of Pedigree Hereford Cattle Contact Matthew Probert 07540 446667

Buttington Cross, Telephone 01938 553438 Buttington, Fax 01938 554607 Welshpool, Powys SY21 8SR

Saturday 27th October Llysun Suckler Herd Dispersal By order of T R, A & R Tudor. Due to change in farming policy:

120 Spring Calving Salers based Herd of Suckler Cows with Charolais and Salers Cross Calves at Foot (The entire herd is back in calf and 70% of the units will be split on sale) ALSO 25 Salers In-calf Heifers (to Limousin Bull)

Sale date: Saturday 27th October 2018 at Welshpool Livestock Market, SY21 8SR at 11am prompt. THIS IS A SALE OF CHOICE CATTLE AND SHOULD NOT BE MISSED! For more information or Catalogues contact the market office: 01938 553438 October 12, 2018 |


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Tel: 01756 792375

Auctioneers: Jeremy Eaton - 07747 780481 Ted Ogden - 07855 958211 Sam Bradley - 07538 539077

Saturday 13th October

Wednesday 17th October

260 Stirks, Weaned Calves, Store & Breeding Goats/Sheep - Sale 10.00am Plants & Nursery Stock – Sale 10.00am

Sale of 7,221 STORE LAMBS Sale 10.00am Main Ring

Machinery Sales

FURNITURE Sale 10.15am RECLAMATION Sale 10.30am (ent incl. 4 Bags Firewood, Qty Pine Planks, Metal Jerry Cans, Garden Tools & Hand Tools, 6 Pallets Assorted Stone, 2 Pallets Concrete Lintels, Wooden Scythe, Aluminium Scythe, Petrol Lawnmower, Electric Hedge Trimmer, Electric Strimmer) MACHINERY Sale 11.30am (ent incl. 12’ Bateston Trailer + Decks, Yard Scraper, Mounted Chain Harrows, Post Knocker, Alkathene Piping, Tower Blower Pipe, Clay Pigeon Trap, Lamb Creep Feeder, Weigh Crate, Rollover Crate, Galv Foot Bath, Shedder Gate, 5 Race Pannels, Connecting Gate & Front Gate, 12 4’ Galv Hurdles, 7 Mixed Hurdles, Sheep Trailer, 6x7’ Wooden Walk Through Troughs, Galv Sheep Ring Feeder, Lamb Adopter, Galv Cattle Ring Feeder, Bale Spike, Galv 10’ Garden Gates, Qty Steel Road Forms, Qty Box Steel, 5 Packs Baler Band, Slurry Tanker Fittings, Heavy Duty PTO Shaft, Scaffold Rack, 6 Cattle Feed Barrier, IAE Sheep Pens, 10x8’ Metal Hurdles 4 with sliding gates, 4 Sheeted hurdles for race with U connector, Shedding Gate & Guilotine Gate, 4’ Hurdle, 2’ Hurdle, 2 Half Moon Hurdles, Weighing Crate, Turnover Crate, Calf Trailer, Ifor Williams Pickup Canopy, Hen House Chassis on Wheels, JCB Triple Bale Spike, JCB Muck Grab, Merlo Bucket, Merlo Bolt on Bracket, Merlo 2m Jib, Diesel Tank, Ifor Williams Pickup Canopy, Kew Cold Water Pressure Washer, Toyota Hilux Single Cab Pickup 45,000miles RA08 LOJ, Cattle Feed Bin, Logic Snacker, 4’ Shaffer Shear Grab, McHale 6.5’ Triple Ram Shear Grab, Belmac Muck Spreader, PZ Haybob, Fergie Cutter Bar Mower, Lamb Creep Feeder, 6x4 Sheep Trailer, Diesel Tank, 2 Drum Mower, 40’ Steel Bridge, Full set MF Front Weights, IAE Sheep Footbath System, Pair Defender Side Bar Steps, L/R Discovery 2 Dog Guard, Metal Water Tank) Sale of 88 PEIDGREE CHAROLLAIS FEMALES Inc Celebration sale of 70 Foulrice Females Sale 11.00am Lingfield Ring

Monday 15th October SHOW & SALE OF REARING CALVES Judging 10.30am - Sale 11.00am 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

Tuesday 16th October Sale of all classes of 1,197 BREEDING SHEEP inc 532 Unreg Lleyn, 296 Cont x/Mule/Masham 306 Horned & 63 Rams Sale 10.30am Lingfield Ring



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Tuesday 23rd October Sale of all Breeds of GIMMER LAMBS (ent close Monday 15th October) 18th Annual Show & Sale of DALESBRED RAMS & FEMALES (entries to Society)

Wednesday 24th October FEEDING BULLS, BEEF FEEDING COWS, STORE & BREEDING CATTLE (entries close Wednesday 17th October)

Friday 26th October On Farm Sale Dispersal of Farm Machinery & Equipment at High Birkwith Farm, Horton in Ribblesdale Upon instructions of Mr DA Morphet Esq Comprising:- New Holland T7-200 4wd Tractor, JD 6020 4wd Tractor c/w Front Linkage, JCB 536-60 Agri Super Telehandler, Landrover Defender 90 Hardtop, JD Gator 885D, Stewart Livestock Trailer & Box, Graham Edward Livestock Trailer, Weidemann 1240 CX35 Pivot Steer Loader, Hitachi Zaxis 50 Track Excavator, Honda Fourtrax 4x4 ATV, Class Mower 5720, Class Volt 700 Tedder, Vicon Andrex 843 Terralink Quattro Rake, McHale F550 Round Baler, McHale 991BE Bale Wrapper, McHale Bale Cuddler, Amazone ZA-X Perfect Till Sower, Sheep Snacker, Ritchie Comi-Clamp sheep handling system & gates, ATV Trailer, Tanco Bale Cuddler, Front/Rear Bale Spikes, Hardi Sprayer, Slewtic Bucket, Alligator Sheer Grab, Muck Grab, Single Axle Bale Trailer, Primex Slurry Stirrer, Unistock Cattle Crush, IAE Centurion Full Access Cattle Crush, 20 Sheep Ring Feeders, 2 Cattle Ring Feeders, 6 Square Sheep Creep Feeder + Various Sheep related Sundries & Sheep Health Products Full list and pictures

Tuesday 30th October Last Tuesday Sale of all classes of BREEDING SHEEP & RAMS (entries close Monday 22nd October)

Wednesday 7th November Autumn Show & Sale of PEDIGREE BEEF SHORTHORN CATTLE inc dispersal of Newfield Herd Inaugural Sale of PEDIGREE ABERDEEN ANGUS FEMALES Sale of PEDIGREE SOUTH DEVON CATTLE

CRAVEN DAIRY SALES Monday 22nd October Show & Sale of Dairy Cattle (entries close Tuesday 15th October)

WINTER INLAMB SALES Saturday 8th December 60 Inlamb Beltex & Dutch x Texel Ewes from Frank Joel

HAWES, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL8 3NP Friday 12th October 1,500 Store Lambs at 10.30am Saturday 13th October 5,000 Swaledale Gimmer Lambs & 1,000 Swaledale Gimmer Shearlings. Judging 8.30am. Sale at 9.30am. Sponsored by Townson Tractors Ltd. Monday 15th October 3,000 Mule, Cheviot & Continental Gimmer Lambs. Sale at 10am Tuesday 16th October 2,000 Prime Lambs at 9.30am (Please note earlier start time) 400 Cast Ewes & Rams 2,500 Correct Swaledale Ewes at 12 noon followed by 500 Swaledale Ewes, Correct Below. 100 Rams (all breeds) at 1pm in Cattle Ring. Entries to Time of Sale. 20 Calves at 10.30am. Saturday 20th October On behalf of FD & TW Chapman, West Shaw, Hawes Farm sale of Tractors, Machinery, Tools & Fodder Removed to Hawes Auction Mart for ease of access at 11am Including MF 390T 1997, MF 365 1994, Vicon CM1700 disc mower, NH 368 hay baler, Pottinger 380N rake, Pottinger 40N tedder, PZ 300 Haybob, Marshall 5.5 muckspreader, Marshall 850L slurry tanker, IW 12ft livestock trailer c/w decks, Weedwiper sprayer, Bale trailer, Longhorn clipping m/c, Bale spikes, 10t metal feed bin, 3t wooden feed bin, bale feeder & cradle, harrow, gates, hurdles, Pig stool, 903 bales hay, 157 big bales haylage plus many small tools etc, 6yo sheepdog. By permission, 2 stone gate posts, 600 gal plastic tank. Tuesday 23rd October Correct & Correct Below Ewes. Cat closes Tue 16th Oct. Wed & Thurs 24th & 25th October Two Day Prize Show & Sale of 800 Registered Swaledale Shearling Rams for the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Assoc (B District) Judging 8am. Sale at 10am. Sponsored by Reeth Garage. Tuesday 30th October 1,000 Swaledale Gimmer Lambs, also 1,000 Mule Cheviot & Cont X Gimmer Lambs Cat closes Tue 23rd Oct. Thursday 1st November 350 Swaledale Rams. Cat closes 25th Oct. Friday 2nd November 1,200 Store Lambs. Cat closes Tue 23rd Oct. Telephone: Office (01969) 667207. Mobile 07974 126397 or 01833 622240


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Bakewell Store Sheep Sales

Bakewell Market Results Monday 8th October 2018

Ram Sale (MV & Non MV Accredited) Thursday 18th October 2018, 10.30am

836 Cattle, 1,691 Sheep

447 Store & Breeding Cattle: Strs to £1,260 Hfrs to £1,160. Cow & Calf Outfits, £1,390, Stock Bulls to £1,550 107 Finished Cattle to 236p & £1,668 143 OTM Cattle & Feeding Cows to 174p & £1,447 Overall average 107.3p 139 Calves: Bulls to £375, Hfrs to £290 1,246 Lambs to 206p/kg & £98.88, SQQ average 170.1p, overall 167.6p 439 Cull Sheep , Ewes to £124, Overall average £47.54

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

HPLS Suckled Calves (Members Only) Friday 19th October, 10:30am

901 Entered

241 Bulls 660 Strs/Hfrs Bakewell Market Thursday Lunchtime Sheep Sale Sale for all types of sheep Delivery & Weighing from 9am & Sale at 12 Noon Don’t forget Bakewell is GREEN EVERY WEEK Leek Penkridge Uttoxeter

Thursday 25th October 2018, 11:30am Bakewell Livestock Centre Bakewell, DE45 1AH

160 Limousin Cattle 74 Limousin Cows & Calves at Foot Together with 10 Wellbred Limousin incalf Heifers

2 Pedigree Limousin Stock Bulls Threaphurst Felix & Fieldsen Crispy "This is an excellent opportunity to purchase well-bred hardy stock from a High Peak District Farm"

Dispersal Sales

To Include:

01335 342201 01629 812777 01332 200147

Forthcoming Store Sheep Sales Friday 26th October Store Sheep Friday 9th November HPLS Store Sheep Entries Close: 25th October Friday 2rd November Store Sheep Entries Close: 8th November

Genuine Suckler Cow & Calf Dispersal

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 15th October 150 + Store Cattle, Continental & Named Sire Hereford and Aberdeen Angus, to include: 24 Suckler Cows c/w Calves, 17 AA & 2Hfd Cows wih Calves at Foot, Named Sires, 10 AA Hfrs 18-24 mnths, Named Sires. To book in for any Monday sale call 01629 812777 by 12 noon the Friday before.

Ashbourne Bakewell Derby

340 Entered 183 MV Accredited - 157 Non MV Accredited

On Instructions From the Exors of the Late David Twigg

Bakewell Market Store Cattle Section

Friday 19th October 2018, 10:30am Longcliffe Lodge Farm Ingleberry Road, Shepshed, LE12 9DE Merlo P32-6 Plus Panoramic Telehandler & Attachments (16) Land Rover 90 Defender (11 Plate) 2 Ifor Williams Flat & Livestock Trailers Grain Trailers, Machinery Buildings, Barriers, Cattle Troughs, Livestock Equipment, Workshop Equipment Collectables, Sundries & Effects

01538 398466 01785 716600 01889 562811


Brockholes Arms Auction Mart

Claughton On Brock, Preston PR3 0PH 01995 640280 Tuesday 16th October, 2018 8.45 am Prime Lambs Followed by Cast Ewes 10.30am Fat Bulls & Prime Cattle Followed by Store Cattle 11.30am Rearing Calves Wednesday 17th October, 2018 10.30am OTM Cattle Sale Followed by TB Exempt Cattle

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TOMORROW Sat 13th October Show at 8.45am, Sale at 10am 340 Derbyshire Gritstone Sheep on behalf of the Society (Rams & Females) ALSO TOMORROW Sat 13th Oct Show 10.30am, Sale approx. 1pm following the Gritstones. 323 Cheviot Sheep on behalf of North Country Cheviot Sheep Society (Rams & Females) WEEKLY Monday 15th October 11am STORE LAMB Entries invited on the day to follow SALE ballot entries. MULTI BREED ALSO Mon 15th October 12 noon SHEEP SALE Sale to follow Store Lambs. Catalogue Sale of 450 Ewes, Shearlings, Gimmer Lambs & Rams of all Breeds. To include a flock dispersal of 100 Texel X Ewes 1-4 Crop HORNED & HILL ALSO Monday 15th October GOING RAMS Show at 12 noon, Sale at approx. + BLUE FACED 1pm (to follow Multi Breeds). Show LEICESTERS & Sale of over 70 Horned & Hill Going Rams and BFL. Catalogue online WEEKLY Tuesday 16th October 12.30pm PRIMESTOCK Sale of Cull Cows, Prime Cattle, SALE Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes FORTNIGHTLY Thursday 18th October 12.30pm STORE CATTLE Sale of Breeding Cattle, Young Bulls, Store Heifers & Steers. Including Show for Suckler Bred Cattle. At this Sale - 1st consignment of 40 In Calf Continental Cows & 30 Strong Store Cattle from G Lowe. Also, 15 Continental Cows with Calves at Foot plus 10 Store Cattle all with show potential ob behalf of the exors of J Yates & Son Monthly PLANT, MACHINERY Battlefield, SY4 3DR & SMALL TOOLS SALE Saturday 20th October 9am Loadall facilities available Fri 19th 9am-3pm NO ENTRIES TUESDAY 1ST ACCEPTED MAY 2018ON THE DAY See website for current entries & images SPECIAL SALE OF FORTHCOMING SALES DAIRY YOUNGSTOCK: 11.15am ‘OLD FAIR’ Sheep Sale- Friday 26th October, 10am To follow the weekly dairy sale To incon Entries close for this very popular sale Tuesday 16th October, 12 Noon 52 Bulling and Maiden heifers 8-18 Office: 01200 423325 months old from WP & CM Howard, New Joe: 07970 221354 • Jeremy: 07815 727993 Farm Ellesmere. Sired by Straussdale



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WEDNESDAYPrize 2ND MAY 2018 Sale of 500

DEDICATED TBSTORE CATTLE RESTRICTED MARKET: 3pm Tel: 01588 638639 Battlefield, 3DR All lots mustSY4 be licensed by Animal Plant THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER 2018 and Health Agency TUESDAY 1ST MAY 2018 SPECIAL SALE OFand catalogues For enquiries DAIRY YOUNGSTOCK: 11.15am T: 01743 462 620 To follow the weekly dairy sale To inc AE: of Autumn & Spring born8-18 Suckled Calves 52Sale Bulling and Maiden heifers months old from & CM Howard, New W: Tel: WP 01588 638639

Farm Ellesmere. Sired by Straussdale G Electrify Seagull - Bay Razzle and Ballycairn Mogul Credit. Really top quality heifers from solid well balanced modern Dairy Cows averaging 9200Kgs (twice a day) 4.2%BF October 12, 2018 | 49 & 3.2%ptn. Your attendance is highly recommended


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Beeston Castle Auction 01829 262100 THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER (Following the Month End Sale) The First Sale to Disperse the Entire HAWKSMOOR herd (180 head) “Celebrating 50 years of Breeding”

HAWKSMOOR TOPEE 92 nd (VG89-3yr) - Lot 161 The property of RJ Clare & Partners and removed from Hawksmoor Farm, Adderley, Market Drayton, Shropshire to Beeston Castle Auction and comprising 128 Cows and Milking Heifers, 1 Bull and 51 Heifer Calves. This is a quite exceptional catalogue of wonderful cows from Holstein UK’s Reserve Premier Herd for 2017, Shropshire’s Herds Competition winners 2011 to 2018 and Regional Winners in 2016 and 2017; but make no mistake there is SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. From a commercial aspect the herd calves all year round, with this sale featuring all animals fresh since June. The outstanding conformation cannot be underestimated with 75% classified in the top two grades, 28(EX), 56(VG), made more impressive when over 90 are milking with just their 1st, 2nd or 3rd lactations, including 28 milking heifers. All are homebred and nearly all by top proven sires such as Mincio, Wyman, Million, Captain, Alexander, Seaver, McCutchen and Dreamer with the calves by bulls such as Calumet, Numero Uno, Dewars and Lineman. Excellent commercial management – fed Semi TMR with cows grazing in summer. Cubicles. 2x Milking. Herd average 9997kg 3.95% 3.29% CC 86 CI 396. Vacc BVD/Lepto/IBR Johnes Monitored. TB 6mo. PMT 31st August. For more information call Simon Lamb on 07815 188125. (Guest Auctioneeer – Glyn Lucas)

NEXT MONTH END FOCUS MILK SALE * Note the Date * THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER Collective Sale of Pedigree and Commercial Dairy Cattle from leading UK herds. (Sale also open to all Dairy breeds). Final Entries for cataloguing by Tuesday 16th October to 01829 262120.

...Yorkshire’s Friendly Mart SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER AT 9.30AM 1500 Lots Poultry & Miscellaneous Items

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER Dedicated Slaughter Market

360 Cattle 600 Sheep 400 Pigs


SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER Sale of Store Cattle,Sheep & Pigs 180 Cattle of all classes inc

21 Limx hfrs, 8-10mo, A Dusi 5 Limx hfrs,17mo, T Thomas 6 Limx bulls,10mo, I Blakey 2 Simmental Cows & Calves, J Brindley

250 Store Pigs & Sows 200 Store Sheep PIGS 9.15am SHEEP 9.45am CATTLE 10.45am

THURSDAY 1st NOVEMBER AT BEESTON CASTLE AUCTION 170 HEAD - First Sale to Disperse the Entire Commercial Herd of Holstein Friesians the property of JA & CJ Sherwin, Dairy House Farm, Sproston, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire FULL DETAILS NEXT WEEK. Call Simon Lamb 07815 188125

MON 15th OCTOBER WEEKLY FATSTOCK SALE FRI 19th OCTOBER 11am Sale of Calves, Store & Breeding Stock Entries inc: 20 Cont x Suckler Cows 30 B&W Strs, 40 AA Strs/Hfrs 80 Cont Strs/Hfrs 12-24mths



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LONGTOWN MART Tel (01228) 791215 Tuesday 16th October 8,000 Store Lambs at 10.00am Weekly Sale of 8,000 Store Lambs to incl. Prize Show & Sale of Cheviots & Main Show & Sale of Blackface Lambs Sponsored by the Blackface Sheep Breeders Association. 280 Store & Breeding Cattle at 10.30am 120 Store Cattle 160 Beef Breeding Cattle & Bulling Heifers 2 Dispersals incl. 37 Lim/BB/Sim Cows (i/c or with Lim calves at foot), 20 Cont/BB Cows & Heifers (BB calves at foot), 9 Lim/BB Bulling Heifers & Stock Bulls. 50 other Bulling Heifers incl. 30 Hereford. 30 Shorthorn, Angus & Galloway Cows & Heifers (i/c or with calves at foot), 6 Lim. Cows with Lim. Calves, 2 BB Cows with Lim. Calves. Limousin & Simmental Bulls. Wednesday 17th October at 10.30am 4,500 Breeding Sheep Special Sale of 1,600 Lowland Ewes & Shearlings Sale of 2,200 Blackface, Cheviot & Swaledale Ewes 700 Ewe Lambs of All Classes

2nd October Store Cattle Fair 11:30am 11:30 11 :30am :30 Approx 300 Head Approx Head PLUS Morning Sale of Store Lambs 9:00am Approx 2000 Head Approx •Friday 2nd November Suckled Calf Show & Sale

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Saturday 20th October at 10.00am Kirkcambeck Sale of 1,000 Traditional Breed Cattle incl. Bulling Heifers One of the largest sales of traditional breed store cattle in England (Show for the Whitslade Shield & Beef Shorthorn Society Show)

Wednesday 17th October

Tuesday 23rd October at 10.00am Weekly Sale of 8,000 Store Lambs To incl. Annual Consignment of 800 Quality Beltex x Texel & Charollais from Peter Smith, Cocklakes House. Also End of Season Sale of Hill & Lowland Breeding Sheep.

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th October

Saturday 3rd November Rare & Minority Breed Poultry, Cage Birds & Equipment. Entries now please DUMFRIES MART Tel 01387 279495

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria Aged rams and Ram lambs Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria Shearling rams

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th October Hawes, North Yorkshire Shearling rams

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STOW-ON-THE-WOLD Gloucestershire Entries now invited for our First Sale of the Season on Friday 23rd November 2018 at Stow-on-the-Wold Rugby Club Further Sales on Friday 4th January 2019 Friday 15th February 2019 Friday 22nd March 2019 Entry Forms available at Bourton Office 01451 820913

Chartered Surveyors • Land & Estate Agents • Valuers

FINAL REMINDER Complete Dispersal Sale of Tractors, Vehicles, Machinery & Deadstock at Midtown Farm, Annaside, Bootle LA19 5XL on Saturday 13th October 2018 @ 11am. Contact John Hughes for details.

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Forthcoming Female Sale Dates 27th October 2018: Stockton Dispersal Sale 3rd November 2018: Burnview Female Sale with consinments from Ballynacannon, Bannview, Beechcrest, Benedyglen, Carony, Crewelands, Islandmoyle and Solwaybank. 3rd November 2018: Female Sale, Beeston Castle Auction 6th November 2018: Kells In Lamb Suffolk Sale @ 6.30pm, Carnaross Mart, Carnaross, Kells, South of Ireland

• Fast Growth Rates • Reduced Input Costs • Store Lamb Premium

• High Milk Output • Hard Hooves • Wide Pelvic Dimensions

9th November 2018: Dark Diamonds Sale, Borderway Mart, Carlisle 9th November 2018: Sale of Scanned In-Lamb Pedigree Suffolk Sheep for the WCSSA, Exeter Livestock Centre 10th November 2018: Midland & Eastern Branch Female Sale at Melton Mowbray Market. 10th November 2018: 39th Collective Show & Sale of Pedigree Suffolk Female Sheep, Monmouthshire Livestock Centre, Raglan 12th November 2018: NI Branch Ewe Sale, Ballymena Livestock Mart. 17th November 2018: 9th Annual Production Sale from Castleisle, Shannagh, Annakisha, Clyda and Barrowlands Flocks. Blerssington Mart, South of Ireland 23rd November 2018: Three Nations Sale, Borderway Mart, Carlisle 24th November 2018: All Star Sale, Blessington Mart, South of Ireland 26th November 2018: Christmas Classic Pedigree Female Show and Sale, Aberdeen & Northern Marts, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Scotland 5th December 2018: In Lamb Ewe Sale, United Auctions, Stirling

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Northern Holstein Expo 2018 AN OPEN HOLSTEIN SHOW

Collective Auction Sale of 100 AGRICULTURAL TRACTORS & PLANT 450 lots FARM IMPLEMENTS & MACHINERY 500 lots ASSOCIATED SPARES etc On FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER 2018 Entries close today Friday 12th October Entry forms & Catalogues in due course from the Auctioneers Tel 01747 851735 or

Thursday 25th October 2018 Borderway Auction Mart Carlisle England


PREES PLANT & TRUCK AUCTION Saturday 20th October 2018, 10am Viewing Friday 19th

Grand Champion 2017 - Littlebridge Goldchip Honey

The 2018 Northern Dairy Expo will be held at 6pm on Thursday 25th October at Borderway Auction Mart Carlisle.

Hixon Airfield, Hixon, Stafford, ST18 0PF

To Include a Large Parcel Of Over 250 Trucks, Coaches, Agricultural Machinery & Construction Plant Plus Engines, Gearboxes, Axles, Chassis Parts & Bodies

This year’s show will be judged by Mr Hefyn Wilson of the renowned Tregibby Herd.

Honorary Secretary: Anna Stable Bolton Manor Farm, Little Urswick, Ulverston Cumbria LA12 0PX Tel: 07793 411368

Equipment Listed On Our Website From 11th October With More Added Daily.


Keep Checking Our Website For Details or Contact Charlie Foyle or Graham Johnson

01630 674326,, All overseas buyers & buyers not known to the auctioneer must lodge a refundable deposit of 10% of expected spend, £1000 minimum, on registration by cash/credit/debit card.



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Online bidding available at all sales On instructions from Wrydelands Estates Ltd following the sale of the farm

On instructions from Rainthorpe Farms Ltd



Auction sale of agricultural tractors, combine harvester, implements and machinery

Major auction sale of agricultural tractors, combine harvester, loaders, self-propelled sprayer, vehicles, implements and machinery

Tractors: 2016 Claas Arion 640 (976hrs), 2011 Massey Ferguson 6480, 2003 Caterpillar Challenger MT765. Combine Harvester: 2015 Claas Lexion 750 7.7m cut (822hrs). Machinery: 2013 Great Plains Simba SLD420 min-till cultivator 4.2m, 2010 Pottinger Terrasem C6 drill 6m, 2010 Amazone ZA-M Ultra fertiliser spreader, Cousins Contour rolls 7.3m (2), 2004 Knight Triple Press 6m, Maschio Aquila power harrow 6m, 2014 Vogel & Noot XS950 Vario Plus 4furrow plough, Alpego TL33 200X flail mower, Simba 2B discs, Swift Lift Inter Store elevator, Cousins V-Form 5leg subsoiler, Maschio power harrow 4m. 2004 AS Marston 14tonne, 2003 Wootton 14tonne trailers, 2004 NC plant trailer Also: cultivators, spares and workshop equipment.

Friday 26th October 2018 at 10.30am Catalogues available via or by post from the auctioneers

Tractors: 2016 Case IH 580 Quadtrac (1,331hrs), 2015 Caterpillar MT755E Challenger (1,560hrs), 2013 Case 160 Puma (2,712hrs), 2011 Deutz Fahr 620 TTV. Combine Harvester: 2016 New Holland CR9.90 41ft (952hrs) Loaders: 2004 JCB TM300, 2006 Hitachi Zaxis 80 SBLC excavator. Self-Propelled Sprayer: 2013 Sands Vision 4.0 32m Vehicles: 2012 Volkswagon Amarok, 2003/0 Ford Ranger (2), 2012 Polaris 900D Ranger, Machinery: 2008 Horsch Sprinter 8ST drill 8m, Kverneland; CTS Stubble Finisher 4.5m (2011) and RX100 12f plough, 2016 DAL-BO XL1630 rolls 16.3m, 2014 TWB Terminator 4m, Simba; Press Roll 6.6m, Flatliner 3.8m and 23C discs, 2001 Vaderstad Rexius Twin 830, 2014 TWB mole plough, McConnel Shakaerator 11leg, Kuhn; HR3003D power harrow c/w DC300 cultivator, HR6002DR power harrow 6m and 50.2 EMC fertiliser spreader (2015), Dowdeswell DP7 plough, 2013 McConnel PA6750T hedgecutter, 2013 Vegcraft 4,000ltr and 2015 Watkins 8,000ltr bowsers, 2012 Swiftlift Extendo 900, AS Marston; 14t (2) and 18t (2), Also: cultivators, trailers, wheels and tyres, extensive range of implement spares, workshop tools, steel stock etc

Thursday 1st November 2018 at 10.00am Catalogues available via or by post from the auctioneers


Farm Machinery & Equipment Auction

BRISTOL COLLECTIVE SALE - SAT 13th OCTOBER (10.00 am) Bristol Sales Centre, Easter Compton, BS35 5RE - 5 miles M5/M4 J16

Thursday 25th October 2018 10.30am

Waneham Farm, Metheringham, Lincolnshire LN4 3DQ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

NEW HOLLAND Clayson 8050,‘83 MF 5613 Dyna 4, ‘14, 1423 hours MF 5455 Dyna 4,‘11, 1937 hours MANITOU MLT Handler,‘03 BAILEY 10T trailer,‘01 2 x MARSTON 10T trailers MF 30 seed drill VADERSTAAD RX 620 rolls MASCHIO 6 ft. rotavator RECO 3m Power Harrow,‘05 DOWDSWELL 100 series 4 furrow plough MF 520 12 ft. Discs Pigtail drag 10ft. AMAZON ZAM Novis spreader FARM GEM FE 800 12m sprayer

• KUHN VKM 280 mower ‘04 • BROWNS straw chopper • WILES 550 gall double skinned fuel tank, pump & meter • RECO & BRICE BAKER grain augers • WATKINS 600kg front weight • ALLBUTT work platform • LACO poultry feeder hoppers single & twin track • Qty of Dutchman feeder motors & hoppers • Qty of poultry equipment • Qty of workshop tools & equipment • RECO SULKY Fertiliser spreader 1998 • BOMFORD B508 Hedgecutter • KAWASAKI QUAD 300cc, 4WD, Petrol

For detailed information please visit our website

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To include : TRACTORS : 3 x Fendt, 1 x Kramer 312SL, Ford 6610, Reform Werke H7 Metrac 4WD 2003 c/w hydraulic topper (as new) VINTAGE : FE35, 2 x Fordson E27N, 4 x 4: 3 x Landrovers, Mitsubuishi Warrior : EQUIPMENT : 2x Portequip Sheep Feeder, Bateson 14’ trailer, Sheep Handling Race, Tipping trailers, McConnel Pa5570 (little use), Creep feeders, Strautmann verti mix, large qty cattle handling equipment, 300+ lots 500t clamp silage 1st cut, 200+ round bale silage (South Glos) by Private Treaty

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Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex. BN18 9LZ Dispersal Sale of the Extensive Range of






Viz:- Dec ‘16 N/H T7.210 auto command, ‘15 N/H T6.175, ‘14 Claas Arion 640, ‘04 Claas Aries 696RZ with Malleux loader tractors; ‘11 JCB 53-60 Loadall; ‘09 Claas Scorpion 7030 telehandlers; ‘99 Claas Lexion 420 combine; ‘12 Shelbourne Power Mix Pro 22 tub feeder; Major Slurry Vac 1600 tanker; Kuhn Primor 5570 straw chopper; Sixteen grain, bale and livestock trailers inc. ex. Marshall, Warwick, M/F tippers, Marshall & Warwick flat beds, Bateson livestock and Watson feed trailers; Vicon RV1601 round baler; Kuhn 4121 rake; ‘15 Krone AM323S mower; Kuhn 121 five furrow plough; Berthaud Mac 12 cropsprayer; KRM R300 and Accord drills; ‘11 Rimac soil loosener; Kuhn Axis 30.1 fert. spreader; Twose ring rolls; Grays triple gang flat roller; McConnell PA34 hedgecutter; Suton road brush; Shear grabs; loader buckets; IAE Crusader and Tony Binns race/ crush; Cattle handling system; Bulk feed bins; Calf huts and other Livestock Equipment and Workshop tools plus 1200 TONNES CLAMPED SILAGE AND BIG BALED STRAW on SATURDAY, 20th OCTOBER at 10 a.m. on behalf of Castle Farm Partnership, selling the freehold

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Tanks wanted - 6,000 Ltr and above.

For further details please call S.W Refrigeration specialising in “On Farm cooling Equipment” 01392 210344 or Paul on 07974 140949 All Tanks can be fitted anywhere in the country or ex-yard and all come with a 12 month warranty. Talk to us about our “Green Machine” Heat Recovery System. With almost all installations returning a 30-50% return on investment, can you afford not to install it on your Dairy Farm? Please see for more info.



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Portable Milking Machine Complete with Honda engine and Electric motor. This unit is ready for work and can be delivered anywhere in the UK. Livestock Supplies LTD Call Ashley on: 07831 887531 or 01829 260328


16/32 dual vac system 10 years old - Milk Meters - Automatic gates - Automatic plant wash system - Plate cooler - Full service history. Good working order. Please call 07715059171 for more information, pictures etc



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Delaval 3,500 Litres Ro-Ka 4,000 Litres Ro-Ka 5,700 Litres Delaval 6,000 Litres Roka 6,000 Litres Fullwood 7,000 Litres Delaval 8,000 Litres Serap 8,000 Litres Ro-Ka 8,000 Litres Ro-Ka 12,000 Litres Ro-Ka 16,000 Litres Part exchange considered This is only a selection of the tanks currently in stock.

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COLLECTORS OF DEAD ANIMALS THROUGHOUT LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE Competitive prices PLEASE CALL: 01704 893161 or 07768 051800 (24 hrs) Martland’s the name, knackering’s the game Established over 100 years




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pullets, day old chicks/ broiler chicks. Commercial Brown Hybrids POL, Blackrocks, Light Sussex and other coloured hybrids. Ducklings. Cheshire Blue, Blue Egg layers, and Bantams Nationwide Delivery-Tel: 07946 761435 Cheshire creagmhor-

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J. COULTHURST Bamber Bridge (01772) 623123 PEACOCKS

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Novo-Brown direct from the breeder Tom Barron Ltd. The Poultry Farm, Square Lane, Catforth, Preston PR4 0HQ - Tel: 01772 692078

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Top Quality Beltex x Texel, Beltex x Charolais and Texel Shearling Rams

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 16 portable cow cubicles, very good condition. AG Dispenser 200, year 2008, very good order. Front mounted on umbilical reeler with 400m of 4 inch pipe - hardly used. Tel: 07946 607631 Derbys / Yorks border (P)


Silage Clamp Mats Cow Mats Portable Concrete Beds Concrete Drinking Troughs Self Locking Yokes Cubicles Nationwide Delivery

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PEDIGREE BRITISH ROUGE RAMS MV Accredited, Lambs and Shearlings available, Easy Lambing, Great Skins & Well Muscled Ian Teasdale - North Yorkshire 07980 880720

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1 and 2 crop mixed. Flock reduction, willing to split.

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he five days of the Horse of the Year Show culminated in the supreme showing championships where Time 2 Reflect gave Jayne Ross another supreme horse of the year title after winning the ladies side saddle class for the second year running. The 11-year-old mare by Cameo’s Reflection owned by Diane Stennett, is a former lightweight hunter of the year and Royal International Horse Show supreme champion. Claiming the supreme pony of the year title was Carmens Novello, winner of the part-bred ridden pony Carmens Novello, winner of the part-bred ridden pony class, won the supreme pony of the year title.

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class. Owned by Charlotte Read, the five-year-old by Chiddock Stop Watch was ridden by Lucy Glover. After a marathon M and M section of 10 breed classes the championship went to the winner of the Welsh Section A class, Glebedale Mumbo Jumbo, a 10-year-old grey gelding owned by Zoe Holmes, ridden by Isabella Sharifi. It was produced by Sharn Linney who took the mini M and M title for the fourth year running with the grey Section A gelding, Thistledown Van-der-Vart, owned by Lucy Richardson and ridden by Lily Richardson.

The M and M working hunter pony title went to the 133cm class winner, the Fell stallion, Greenholme Emblem owned by Gwen Rae and ridden by Kirsty Aird. Reserve champion went to the 122cm winner Blackhill Imogen, a Section A mare, ridden by Ruby Ward and owned by her mother Kelly. The pair were also responsible for the working hunter pony champion and 133cm class winner, the eightyear-old mare, Noble Peppermint.

Third year For the third year running, the riding horse championship went to Diamonds Are Forever, the nine-yearold son of Diamond Hit, owned by Annabel Jenks, and ridden by Oliver Hood, who also won the racehorse to riding horse class on Zoe Turner’s Gateshead. Standing reserve in the same position as last year was the winner of the small riding horse class, Diane Stennett’s Casino ridden by Jayne Ross. Mrs Ross also had to be content with reserve champion in the show hunter section with the heavyweight class winner, Jill Marsden’s Twinshock Warrior, where the championship went to another horse enjoying a repeat win, the lightweight winner, Jill

Day’s View Point, ridden by Robert Walker. Earlier in the day Mr Walker had led the same owner’s three-year-old hunter, MHS Morning Master, to win the in-hand horse of the year exceeding 148cm class. In the championship he had to give way to the winner of the under 148cm section, the show pony broodmare, Crafton Blythe Spirit owned by Mark Buckley, produced and shown by Jerome Harforth. It was a first ever working hunter win at the Horse of the Year show for Rory Gilsenan, who piloted Rebecca Collin’s nine-year-old gelding, Atlantic Slim, to victory. Another horse returning to the show to take a title for the third time was the hack champion, Pearly King. The son of Kilvington Scoundrel was partnered by owner, Sarah Carey.   It was a great week for Magnus Nicholson who claimed the small hunter title with Ros Croft’s Bowland Dynamo and the cob championship with Silver Diamond owned by Sue Tennant. India Till took the 128cm show pony class on Rotherwood Rainmaker and the 138cm class on Drakemyre Puttin on the Ritz which went on to take the show pony of the year title when ridden in the championship by Emily Bettany, ahead of the 148cm winner, Litton Cherise ridden by Martha Jobling-Purser. The show hunter pony championship went to the 153cm winner, Penstrumbly Our Latif ridden by Victoria Thomas with Abbie Farmer in reserve on 143cm winner, Stretcholt Roulette. Taking the mini show pony title was the first ridden winner, Woodview Ianthe, ridden by Maisie Binks, ahead of the lead rein winner, Chaseford Actor, ridden by Bella Gilbert and led by Julie Templeton. The coloured section was headed by the winner of the native/cob/traditional section, The Magpie, owned by Claire Lupton and ridden by Adam Forster. On the final evening of the show the Shire horse of the year title went to Edward and John Whittaker with the six-year-old mare, St Giles Morgana. October 12, 2018 |


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ith all that is going on with Brexit and whether a deal will be done, it’s perfect cover for politicians to hatch plans for raising taxes. There has been no particularly strong motivation by either Labour or Conservative governments for the last 40 years to seek direct taxation on sales of development land. The last incarnation of a land tax, in the mid 1970s, was Development Land Tax (DLT) introduced by a Conservative chancellor, which was progressively raised over a number of years by successive Labour Government. At its most punitive rate, DLT captured 80 per cent of gains. As frightening as that may sound, it was very short lived, as the supply of new land brought forward for development dried up overnight and the tax was abolished in 1985.

There is no doubt a chill wind is blowing but, with the very severe problems in meeting the demand for new homes, and no real sign of the required housing production levels being met any time soon, introduction of any new form of land taxation would be a landmine. The Conservative Government’s plan to boost housing and get young people on the housing ladder would be very seriously derailed, as would the provision of affordable housing, and local infrastructure contributions secured under the grant of planning permission by S106 agreements, and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Last month’s report of the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee chaired by Clive Betts, Labour MP for Sheffield South East, concluded there was scope for a bigger slice of tax to be taken from uplift in land value. Clive Betts’ statement that ‘the current land value capture system allows landowners, through no ef-

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fect of their own, to make multi-million pound profits from the substantial increases in value that arise from public policy decision, such as granting of planning permission’ is a sure sign both parties are on the prowl for tax from the sale of land. It is without doubt one of many actions taking us in the direction of more direct political intervention in the land and housing market. It strikes me as precipitous to be even thinking about a land tax, when housing provision needs to reach 3.91 million new homes by 2031. That is a requirement of above 340,000 houses per year, against production for 2016/17 of only 217,000 homes. Tackling housing provision is only in its very infancy and the last thing we can afford to see is land supply drying up. And the Government must be mad if it believes its newly-created body Homes England can become a major force in housing provision. My view is we need a complete overhaul of the planning system, not tinker with taxation of land.

Surely the objectives of Conservatives and Labour alike to provide more housing, and fund more local infrastructure, can be met by providing more land with planning permission – more affordable houses are provided, bringing more S106 contributions and CIL payments. It is just supply and demand. There is a dire shortage of land right across the country, with many local authorities not able to meet their five-year housing land supply requirements. It points to the heart of the problem, there is too little land being allocated for development in Local Plans. The problem is, governments do not listen to advice from those like myself who have been in land and development a lifetime so, just to be safe, if you have land with development potential, get moving now towards securing planning permission. Colin Muller is chief executive of Muller Property Group. Email muller@ or call 0800 788 0900.

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IMPORTANT SALE OF 46.91 ACRES OF PRIME CHESHIRE AGRICULTURAL LAND, NR MIDDLEWICH, CW10 0JB FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER AS A WHOLE OR IN 3 LOTS, VIZ:Lot 1: 21.94 acres, Lot 2: 10.15 acres, Lot 3: 14.82 acres Includes Fishing Rights on the River Dane Closing Date Friday, 19th October 2018 at 12.00 noon Wright Marshall Ltd, Northwich Office Tel: 01606 41318



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New NH BOOMER 40 Compact Tractor 41HP 4WD Rear Linkage & PTO............. ...................................... P.O.A

2017 NH T7.190 RC Transmission. Creep. 50K. 778 Hrs. F/Links. Cab & F/Axle Suspension. Exhaust Brake. ......................................£64,500

2014 JCB 535 125 Hi Viz Loadall. 3580Hrs. 109HP Turbo Engine. Air Con. Sway Control. QFit Fork Positioner .....£34,500

2017 CASE Maxxum 125. EC 16x16 Transmission. 1125 Hrs. Cab Suspension. Air Con. .......................£46,500

2013 JCB 526 56 AGRI. 3091Hrs. New Tyres. Air Con. Auto Fan. LSD. SRS. PUH. Q Fit. ......................................POA

2004 VOLVO EC35 Mini Excavator. 4786 Hrs. Cab. Rubber Tracks. Mech QH. 4 Buckets .......................POA.

New JCB 8008 Micro Excavator. ROPS Frame. 3 Buckets. ............................... ....................................£12,450

New JCB 19C-1 Mini Excavator. Latest Model. Cab. Rubber Tracks. Adjustable Under Carriage. Bushed King Post. Q/H & Buckets. ................................................POA.

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KRAMER KT557 2017 1000 HOURS ................... ............................ £64,500

HERBST LOW LOADER C/W HI-AB ........................ ............................... £8250

John Deere 6150R 2015 DD 50kph 2373 hours .... ........................... £66,700

JOHN DEERE 6120R ECO 2017 TLS, CREEP 1277 HOURS..... £55,250

JOHN DEERE 855D P/S FULL CAB 2015 538 HOURS................. £POA


STRAUTMANN GIG VITESSE 3201, 2011, 2100 LOADS......... £POA

JOHN DEERE 6215R DD, 2016, 50KPH 2278 HOURS............... £90,000

KAWASAKI MULE PRO DX, 2016, 654 HOURS FULL CAB............. £POA

W540, 2012, 538 HOURS, 620R HEADER, STUNNING........... £POA

T560i HILLMASTER 2017, 800 TYRES, 410 HOURS................. £POA

TRIOLIET ZX2-2800, 2014, REAR STEER, SIDE CONVEYER.......... £18,750

JOHN DEERE 3650, J REG 30KPH 10125 HOURS.............. £15,250

JOHN DEERE 855D 2015, 1600 HOURS, ALLOYS, NETS..... £POA

JOHN DEERE 6145R AQ 50KPH, AIR, TLS 750 HOURS............... £71750

JOHN DEERE 855D 2013, 2000 HOURS FULL CAB............ £POA

JOHN DEERE 7310R, AP, 2017, F/L+PTO 1061 HOURS................. £POA

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John Bownes Ltd

Court House Farm, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 4BS

2014 MAJOR 3100 LGP TANKER, 30.5R32 Nokia Tyres ............................................ £9,900

2015 BOMFORD FALCON HEDGECUTTER, 6.5m reach, high spec, ICS controls £12,500

2018 MARSHALL QM200 Silage Trailer, Hyd rear door, 550/45R22.5 Tyres .....£12,000

KUHN 5762 SPA HEDGECUTTER, Pro-Longer, Only 248 Hrs of light use ..£11,450

2012 KRONE SW1200 4 Rotor Rake, Delta Control Box ..........................................£23,500

2014 AMAZONE KE4000 SUPER Power Harrow c/w Low loader Trailer……£8000

TWOSE 6.3m Cambridge Folding Rollers with Hydraulic Breaker Tines ...................£6750

2017 JCB FASTRAC 4220, 60 KPH, Field Pro, F/Linkage & PTO, 1520 Hours.........£99,000

2014 JOHN DEERE 6210R, 50K TLS & Cab Sus, F/Linkage & PTO 5885 Hrs, Green Star ... £59,500

2008 CASE MAXXUM 125 CONTROL, 50 KPH, F/Linkage, F & Cab Sus, 3312 Hrs ....£POA

2014 DEUTZ 7250 TTV 50KPH, F/Linkage & PTO, 3584 hours ...................£64,000

2014 JCB 531-70 AGRI PLUS, 125 HP, 2795 Hours ...... ..........................................£45,000

2004 NEW HOLLAND TS125A SLE Gearbox, Front Weights, Cab Suspension............ £24,000

Ex-Demo JCB 419S, Contactors Pro Cab, Auto-Lube, Smooth Ride.....................£POA

2016 VALTRA T234A, Front Linkage & PTO, 4 Spools, 650/65R42’s .................£74,000

John Bownes Ltd, Court House Farm, Swanlow Lane, Darnhall, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 4BS

Tel: 01606 592639

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£11,495 EX VAT Comes with muck grab and pallet tines

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A.S. Tractors Ltd Main Scottish Dealer Station Yard, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0EZ Tel: 01651 872864 Email: A.S. Tractors are the main dealer in Scotland for the ArmaTrac range of tractors. We found there's a need for a reliable tractor that is robust. ArmaTrac tractors are simple and easy to maintain with few electronics, the driveline is well proven with Perkins engines with the option of Deutz, ZF and Carraro transmissions.

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ArmaTrac 504e The 504e is powered by a Perkins three-cylinder engine, which puts its 50hp down through a Carraro 12 forward/reverse gearbox. At the back end there is a mechanically controlled linkage, capable of lifting 2,200kgs, one double acting spool and a maximum oil flow of 48.5 litres per minute. More information available on request. ArmaTrac 504e

ArmaTrac 804 Lux Packing 80hp from a four-cylinder Perkins Stage 3B engine, this new model brings with it a more contemporary cab interior, boasting short-throw gear levers for its ZF-supplied 16x16 transmission. The four-wheel drive 804 Lux comes with a hydraulic top link, two spools, 540/540E pto speeds and digital climate control. More information available on request.

ArmaTrac 1104 Lux

ArmaTrac 804 Lux

The 1104 Lux, has a 3.4-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged Perkins rated at 113hp. Again, the transmission is simple, with 16 forward and 16 reverse gears, all with full synchromesh. 4 speed – 430/540/750/1000.

ArmaTrac 1104 Lux

This has an auto-hitch control system, plus option of hydralic or air brake or both. A fender-mounted external hydraulic lift and pto buttons are fitted and, in the cab, air-conditioning is standard, as is a radio-CD player. More information available on request.

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CaseIH Farmal 65c two wheel drive, ‘68 ‘reg. Roll Bar, very low hours, 540 pto. 2 x hydraulic valves, drawbar. £15,000 + vat. Balance of CaseIH Warranty. CaseIH 0% Finance available. 2018 CaseIH Puma 200 Full PowerShift 50kph. 650/65 x 42 Michelin tyres, Accuguide ready, 200hp + boost.

2018 CaseIH Puma 240 CVX 50kph. 650/75 x 38 Michelin tyres, Pro 700 screen & Accuguide ready, 240hp + boost. Superb tractor and real value for money. Choice of Front Linkage or weight block tractors with between 400 & 650 hours. CaseIH 0% Finance available. Balance of CaseIH 3 year / 3000 hour warranty.

Choice of Front Linkage or weight block tractors with between 400 & 650 hours. CaseIH 0% Finance available. Balance of CaseIH 3 year / 3000 hour warranty.

CaseIH Puma 150 Semi Powershift 40kph. 2018, Low hours, 650/65 x 38 Michelin, Mid mount valves, weight block, careful operator.

Steyr 4065s 4wd. 2015, 824 hours, superb condition.

Steyr 4075, c/w Loader & Euro headstock, 2014, 1195 hours, superb condition.

CaseIH Farmall 115U, c/w Quicke Q46 loader, 2016, 530 hours, sold new by us, excellent condition.

CaseIH MXM120 Pro 40kph. 2007, 4012 hours, front weights, very clean tractor.

Amazone 3 meter combination c/w front tank & tyre press for fertiliser.

New Amazone UX3200 24 metre trailed sprayer, 2012.

New Amazone KE3000 Super powerharrow, 500mm Packer. levelling board.

Amazone Citan 6000 drill, c/w eradicators, Rowtech coulters, emergence markers.

Spearhead Excel 550 hedgecutter c/w 1.5 metre head & Joystick control.

New Spearhead T65 linkage mount hedgecutter c/w 1.2m or 1.5m head & joystick control.

Spearhead s60 linkage mount hedgecutter c/w 1.2 metre head & joystick control.

McConnel 6400 VFR hedgecutter, c/w 1.2m head, V4 Joystick control.

Manitou 627 Telescopic, 2011, 2690 hours, Pin & Cone headstock.

Massey 6480 Dyna 6, c/w Front Linkage, 2009, 5286 hours, excellent condition.

Weidemann 5522 Telescopic, 2018, 5.5 metre lift & 2.2 ton lift, superb build quality.

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Ford 4610 column change, tyres 90%, c/w Bomford B3512 loader and muck fork ............. ...................................................POA 11027284 Ford 6610, B reg, 2WD, Q cab, 50% tyres, runs & drives .....................................POA 21027271 Ford 4000, starts runs & drivesPOA 21027272 New Holland T6020 Delta, 2008, c/w NH Loader, Air Con .........................POA 31027171 Case Puma 160, 50kph, Full powershift transmission, 650/65 R38 &, 2014, 540/65 R28@50% .................................POA 11026732 New Holland T7.210 R /C , Front links, 4 aux valves, classic arm rest, cab pack 2, 12 led’s, 50 kph, air brakes, full suspension, 650/65R38 540/65R28 @ 85%, approx 2000 hrs 2016 ...... ...................................................POA 21025696 FM750.......................................POA 21026989 New Holland T7.245 Auto Command, 1250 hours, Front Linkage, 2 MMV, 2017, 650/65R42 Michelin, Trimble 750 Steering GPS .............................................£87,950 41027120 Ex Demo T7.245 Auto Command, 2017, 1100 hours, 170l pump, 2 Beacons, 12 LED, 650/65R42 540/65R30 ......£79,000 51022597 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 2017, 50 kph eco, f/links & services, mid mount valves, auto guidence ready, bar axles, 160 lpm, hyd pump, cab pack 2, 710/70R38 600/65R28@85%, approx 2650 hrs ................. .............................................£76,000 21025418 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 2017, front links & pto, 12 led’s, cab pack 2, isobus, power beyond slice, 160 lpm hyd pump, 650/65R42 540/65R30 @ 85%, approx 1500 hrs .......................................£74,000 21025692 New Holland T7.225 Auto command, 2016, front links & pto, very good order, Tyres @ 50%, approx 3340 hrs.........£63,000 21025688 New Holland T7.210 R/ C Classic, 2016 T4B, 3000 hours, Cab pack 2 , 12 LEDs, f/ links & PTO with services, 650/65R38@50%, 540/65R28@50% 50kph, full susp, 2016 ......... .............................................£58,500 91027791 New Holland T7.210 R/C, Classic, 50kph, 2016 T4B, 3000 hours, Cab pack 2, 12 LEDs, f/links ,650/65R38 540/65R28 @50%, full suspension, 2016................£56,500 91027793 New Holland T7.235 Auto Command, 2015, 50kph, 3500 hours, front links, 620/70 R42 480/70 R30 .........................£56,000 11027668 New Holland T7.260, 2013, Power Command, 50k, 4 electric spools,650/75 R38, front linkage .............................................£55,000 61022512 New Holland T7.210 R/C, Classic, 50 kph, 2016, T4B, 3000 hours Cab Pack 2, 12 LEDs, weight carrier only, 650/65R38540/65R28 @50%, full susp, 2016 ........£54,500 91027792 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 2014, Classic, 50kph, lynx service, Michelin 650/65R38@60% ...............£52,500 91027494 New Holland T7.235 Power Command, 2013, front linkage & pto, approx 4000 hrs ................ .............................................£49,000 21027226 New Holland T7.210 Auto command, 2015, f/ links, 50kph, intelliview 4, very tidy, 650/65R42 540/65R30 @ 35% mich, approx 4800 hrs....... .............................................£48,000 21025595 John Deere 6930 Premium, 2009, c/w 50kph front axle & cab susp 4 rear spools, Front linkage, Nearly new tyres all round 650/65 R38 and 540/65 R28, 6400 hours £41,500 41026311 Massey Ferguson 6480 Dyna 6, 2011, 50kph, f/ links full susp, 650/65x 38 and 540/60 x 28 dynamic seat 4 spools no air brakes ................. .............................................£38,500 41026377



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New Holland T7.210 Power Command Side Winder, 40kph, Front Links and PTO, 8050 Hours, 2013, 480/85R42 ....£34,500 41022811 New Holland T6080 Range Command, 2010, 4wd,2 beacons,600/65x38 480/65x28,tyres @ 30%,approx 6000 hrs..........£33,500 21025543 New Holland T7030, 50kph £32,500 11026619 TYM YT903ST Tractors and Loader, 2013, power shift cab c/w turf tyres YT903/T1003R3T YTX9500SLE loader & 86” bucket ............. .............................................£30,000 71023730 New Holland TD5.95, 2016, 12x12 power shuttle, air con, air seat, front fenders, tyres @90%,approx 430 hrs. .......£29,500 11027427 New Holland TM140 Range command, 40kph, cab suspension, 3 manual spools, standard front axle, drop down PUH, 460/65 R38@ 80%,14.9 R28 @60% hrs 5500.......................... .............................................£28,000 11027178 New Holland T7030 Power Command, 2007, 4wd tractor c/w 4 manual spool valves, cab suspension, front axle suspension, 50kph, 22 front end weights ...............£27,500 51027088 Case Maxxum 140, Multi Controller, 2007, 16x16, 40kph,front axle & cab suspension, full set of front weights, 520/70R38 @50%, 420/70R28 @50% ..............£27,500 91027506 John Deere 6320 c/w Loader............................ .............................................£26,500 31027483 New Holland TM140, 2006, 40 kph, RC, 4 mech spools, cab suspension, std front axle, front links, 520/70R38@30% 480/70R28@90% ...............£26,500 31027589 New Holland TS115A, 2007, electro command, 40kph, std front axle, no cab suspension, front weight carrier, 2 spools, 14.9R24 front tyres @ 20% 16.9R38 rear tyres @ 30%, approx 5629 hrs ....£24,950 61025600 New Holland T6080, 2009, Range Command, 50kph, 600/65R38@40% 430/65R28@50%, 4 spools, axle & cab susp ......£24,000 31027893 Zetor PROXIMA 85, 4wd, 1800 hours, on 420/85 R34 & 13.6 R24, 2011........................... .............................................£21,950 41027764 Massey Ferguson 5460 Dynashift, 2005 c/w MF895 loader c/w euro/quicke headstock, soft ride, parallel lift, 2 spools & hydraulic apuh, 40kph, air con, weights no suspension on 420/85 R38 @50% &340/85 R28 @ 40%......... .............................................£19,500 41027971 Kubota L4240& LA714 loader, 2013, 700 hours, cab, ag tyres, immaculate condition ..... .............................................£18,000 71026438 New Holland T5040 2WD, 2008, on 16.9 x 34 60% c/w MX U6 loader euro face plate............ .............................................£17,750 41027548 Case MXM120 Range command, 2003, c/w 4 spools, approx 6500 hrs .....£16,000 21026387 New Holland TL80A, 2wd, on 13.6/38 & 7.50/18, 2006 .....................£14,500 41027763 Iseki TF 4295, 2013, 28hp, HST, Cab, 760 hours ...............................................£9,500 71027880 John Deere 2650, 4WD 1992, 9700 hours c/w SG2 Cab, Front Fenders, Weight Carrier(No weight). .................................£8,750 21023134 Massey Ferguson 690 c/w MF80 front end loader, 13.6 rear wheels and 11.2 R28 front wheels ...................................£7,000 11027883 Ford 3000, 2WD excellent condition ................ ...............................................£6,500 41027035 New Holland TL770 MS (wide frame) to suit T7.210 SWB T4B with manual spool valves, but electric 3 button joystick-loader ready, 2016 ... ...............................................£5,500 91027840 New Holland TC31D, Manual Transmission, Turf Tyres. .............................£3,950 41025781


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Set of 22 Fan Weights and Carrier c/w 3 point linkage frame. .......................£1,395 21026166 Fan Weights on 3 point linkage frame............. ...............................................£1,195 21027716

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Polaris Ranger, 2012, roof & screen kit, tyres @ 30%, approx 1500 hrs .......................... ...............................................£7,000 11022103 ...............................................£6,450 21022308 Kverneland Compact 10 Diet Feeder, wide Honda TRX500ES, 2015 .......£4,950 11026291 angle drive, electric controls, electric vari Honda TRX500, 2015, road legal kit with cargo speed, hyd brakes, electro hyd KDF side to side box.........................................£4,750 41026382 conveyor, first used 2012 ....£6,500 31025362 Abbey 10 Cube Tub Feeder, Single Auger c/w Honda TRX500 FPA, 2012, auto/esp, power front conveyor ......................£6,500 41024898 steering, new tyres, hydro model, good bike,approx 2860 hrs ............£4,250 21026470 Hi Spec V12 Single Auger, c/w side door & Artic Cat AG, 2wd 1740 hrs..£1,750 31018345 rear centre door, 2013. ........£6,495 41027552 Kuhn 5060 Trailed Straw Chopper, bale lift kit, Wessex WS618 60ltr ATV mounted Sprayer with 1.5m boom & handlance, approx 8 years top and side schute, Elec Controls .................... old ............................................£200 41026383 ...............................................£5,750 41022123 Shelbourne Reynolds Powermix, 19 CM3 BALE WRAPPERS cube, express with front conveyor ................... Kuhn SW4004 Trailed Telescopic Bale ...............................................£5,500 41025481 Wrapper, 2013, C/W Hyd Pack, twin satellite Kuhn 3560 Trailed Straw and Silage Bedder, arms, 750mm film applicator, 6 film storage 2009, Side Chute, Electric Controls................... arms, 19.0/45 - 17 Vredestein tyres, 19400 ...............................................£4,250 41020136 bales from new. ..................£24,500 51025644 Kuhn EuroMix 1460 Twin Horizontal Augers, KV1850 trailed wrapper, twin arm, in working 2004, new chain and slats, r/h side discharge . order .....................................£4,500 21027339 ...............................................£3,750 11025333 KV Bale Wrapper, cable control, 500mm wrap Storti mixer wagon, 17m3 single axle c/w ..................................................£750 21027204 conveyor ...............................£3,500 61021252 Keenan FP140, entry weigh cells, lights, super BALERS & HANDLERS New Holland RB150 Superfeed, 2015, 20000 single tyres. ...........................£3,500 21017089 bales approx .............................POA 21027641 Belair Trailed Straw Chopper c/w Swival Chute,2002. ..........................£2,750 41024619 New Holland RB150SF, 2016, approx 6500 bales ..........................................POA 31025383 JF 12 Cube Paddle Feeder, c/w weigher. Needs Kuhn LSB890 Tandem Steering Axle Big Baler relining .....................................£950 41025338 80x80 or 80x80, first used 2014, swath roller COMBINES on pick up, Bale eject, Roller chute, Moisture New Holland CR 8.90 Revelation, DFR, Twin meterm knotter fans, auto lube, drop floor, Pitch, Intellisteer, Flex Trax, 520/80 R28 (3.5 VT50 isobus control box, approx 36,000 bales metres wide) 30ft VariFeed, 2 rape knives, .............................................£45,000 41024059 Cochet steering trailer, 212 / 137 hours McHale F5600 fixed chamber, 2017, load .................................................................... POA sensing, fully automatic, 25 knife chopper, New Holland CX 8.80 Elevation, 2018, 25ft dropfloor, 520/55R22.5 tyres, 7000 bales, VF, SRE TA 7500 trailer, chopper, chaff, Y & M, Expert control box ..............£21,000 91027630 800/70 R38, 600/65 R28’s, 163 / 113 hours .... Kuhn VB2260, ISOBUS box, no chopper, 2016 .................................................................... POA .............................................£19,250 21027843 New Holland CR 9.80 (t4a, 517 HP), 2016, New Holland RB150 SF, 2014, bale count 30ft VF, SRE C9000 trailer 900/70 R32 & 16000 approx......................£16,500 31025318 600/65 R28’s, chopper, chaff, DFR, Twin New Holland BR7060 super feed II, 2012, c/w Pitch,Intellisteer, Y & M, 4 wd, 547 / 433 hours wide tyres, rotor feed, approx 30000 bales ..... ................................................................... POA .............................................£13,000 21026427 New Holland CR9080, 2014, Intellisteer, std Claas 2200 Quadrant Baler, 2003, Single Axle. rotors, ASD, 900/60 R38’s 30ft 760 VF header, ...............................................£9,000 31027474 4WD, 1500/1100 hours............POA 61027915 Welger RP535 round baler, 2008, wide pick New Holland CX 8070 FS, 2015, 22 ft VF, SRE up, standard control box ......£8,950 31027595 trailer, chopper, chaff, 900/60 R32 & 540/65 New Holland BR7060, Hyd Reverser, 2009 ...... R30’s ........................................................... POA ...............................................£8,500 31027455 New HollandTX 66 SL, 1993, 20 ft Autofloat, John Deere 680 Square Baler, 1997................. chopper, chaff, 650/75 R32’s 4950 engine ...............................................£7,000 31027636 hours .......................................................... POA John Deere 459 Conventional Baler ................ 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Hayter LT324 Triple Mower, 2009, c/w road .............................................£16,500 31027470 lighting & beacon .....................POA 71023000 Takeuchi TB145, 2004, 5918 hours .................. Ransomes Highway 3 Triple Mower, 2010...... .............................................£12,500 61027703 ...............................................£8,000 71025863 Yanmar B15-3, 2004.............£8,500 61023277 Kubota GR2120 Ride On Mower, 2016 ............ Digging Bucket 30”, 35mm pin size to fit ...............................................£7,500 71027414 TB230 or TB23R,good condition ....................... Toro MDE .............................£7,200 71023340 ...................................................POA 31023204 New Holland G6035 Commercial Ride on Takeuchi TB016 Canopy, 2007, straight Mower c/w front deck, 2013 ............................ machine, in working order, hitch and bucket ... ...............................................£6,500 41027043 ...............................................£5,000 61027407 Toro RM6500 Mower, 4wd, 8 blade DPA Hills Hyd Hitch to fit Takeuchi TB290, done heads, rear roller scraper kit, mauser cab, 300 hours ..............................£1,600 61024889 noise reduction kit, window washer kit, MVP 12” 24” digging buckets, 60”ditching bucket to filter kit..................................£5,995 71026789 fit TakeuchiTB260 ....................£550 61026897 Ransomes Highway Triple Mower c/w 4 knife FERTILISER SPREADERS cylinders ................................£5,500 71024147 Sulky X40+ ECONOV, 24-36m spreader, weigh Hayter LT324 Triple Mower.£5,000 71026761 cells, 12 section control, Quartz terminal, Toro RM3100-D Mower.......£5,000 71016000 Triboard headland spread, wide hopper John Deere 2653A Commercial mower ........... extension, 3200 litre capacity, folding hopper ...............................................£3,500 71027055 cover, left hand ladder, mudguards 2016 ......... Kubota G21LD 2005 Ride On Mower............... .............................................£13,500 61027829 ...............................................£3,000 71027835 Kuihn 30.1QE, 3000 lts, cover, lights, headland Hayter LT324, 2005 ..............£3,000 71023457 kit, variable rate, tidy............£3,600 21025892 Hayter LT322 ........................£2,500 71023455 Kuhn 30.1 QE, 2700 ltr, and Cover S6 discs Synthesis Tss Flail Collector c/w brush and flail 24M .......................................£3,500 41019726 cassettes ...............................£2,500 71024467 Sulky DPX Prima, 2011 MA1500 ltr c/w Charterhouse, self propelled core collector, folding cover .........................£2,950 21020329 petrol engine, hydraulic driven belt & Sulky Prima DPX, 1500ltr hopper, Cover, emptying...............................£1,540 71018671 Manual headland spread, very tidy .................. 10” Heads to fit Toro LT range .......................... ...............................................£2,850 61019958 ...............................................£1,500 71021409 Sulky X36, 2009, 1900 L Extension c/w Cover . TM4749 Trailed Gang Unit ..£1,500 71020586 ...............................................£2,300 11027313 Toro Turfmaster walk behind mower c/w Sulky DPX18, 1500 LTRS.......£2,000 11026425 76cm cutting width ..............£1,450 51024388 Sulky DPX Expert c/w 2 extensions .................. Stiga 3084H ESTATE, 2014, 84cm cutting deck ...............................................£1,500 31027251 ...............................................£1,350 41023335 Vicon Rotaflow, 2008, twin disc, hyd shut off, Charterhouse Core Collector Cleaner, 3 point RS-C model, good vanes, working order .......... linkage, tractor mounted, hydraulic driven, ...............................................£1,300 21026409 hydraulic driven belt & emptying ..................... KRM 1900H twin disc, 24m, folding cover, tidy ...............................................£1,210 71018670 and in working order ...............£950 21027050 Dennis D054/6Sorrel roller casette ................. Amazone ZA-OC 1200 litre, twin disc,hydraulic ...............................................£1,000 71027859 shut off .....................................£450 21026982 Lloyds 5 gang mower, Steel wheels, towing FORAGE HARVESTERS & PICK UP frame, 10” cylinders with 6 blades ................... ...............................................£1,000 71024468 WAGONS John Deere 165 Ride On Mower ...................... Pottinger Torro 5100L Forage Wagon, ..................................................£950 31027504 2012, Tandem Axle, Crop Roller, Auto Knife Sharpening, additive tank, 600/50-22.5 very Kubota W821R Pedestrian Mower .................. tidy. .....................................£35,000 41025254 ...................................................POA 71025215


Toro Verticut.............................POA 71027928 Jacobsen 305, five gang fairway mower .......... ...................................................POA 81026916 Toro RM2300 Triple Mower, 5 blade floating heads, 2 wheeldrive .................POA 71026876 A230D Mower, Diesel, HST, heavy duty mulch deck...........................................POA 71026817 Toto LT3340, 2014, c/w 10” 6 blade heads, road lights, beacon ...................POA 71025398 Ransomes Parkway 2250+ Triple Cylinder Mower ......................................POA 71024020 Ransomes Hightway 3 Triple Mower, 2016 .... .............................................£15,000 71026173 Toro LT3340 Triple Mower, c/w 10” 6 blade heads, lighting kit. ..............£13,995 71024305

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McConnel PA6570T, XTC Controls, 1.6m Head with Hyd Head Roller, 2012, 3 point mounted. .............................................£14,950 41028009 Bomford Hawk Evo 6.5T, 2012, 3 Point Mounted, 1.2m Head, Joystick controls, L/H Cut. ......................................£12,750 41023384 Bomford Hawk Evo 6.5T, 1.2m head complete with roller, front flap hood, axle mounting, joystick control, very good order ...................... .............................................£12,500 21025720 Kuhn EP57 Pro Longer 3 point mounted hedgecutter, 2007 ................£7,250 41028008 Ferri Hedgecutter c/w electric control & 1.3m head, 2002 ............................£6,750 11020774

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Manitou MT932 c/w pallet tines, std rear hitch, no air con, joystick control, approx 6340 hrs .............................................POA 21024395 Manitou MLT735T, 2012, LSU 120 PS, Elite c/w hydraulic locking................POA 31027876 Manitou MLT627T EV, 24” Wheels, c/w air con, d/apuh, JSM, tyres 20%..................... POA Manitou MLT741T LSU 120PS Elite, 3000 hours, c/w hydraulic locking, manitou headstock, PUH, tyres 50%, CRC, A/C 2016 ..... .............................................£53,000 61027754 Manitou MLT741 PS, Elite, CRC, AC, PUH, hyd locking, tyres @ 90%, approx 2210 hrs ............ .............................................£49,500 61024379 Manitou MLT741PS, 2014 c/w hyd locking,CRC, air con, pickup hitch,boom lights & tool box,460/70 x R24 new tyres,warranty up to 3000 hrs,approx 2438 hrs ....................... .............................................£47,000 11024219 Manitou MLT735 Elite, 2014 LSU 120 powershift, crc suspension, pick up hitch, hydraulic locking, Manitou headstock, air con, air seat, 24” tyres @ 20%, approx 4325 hrs ..... .............................................£44,000 61022638 Manitou MLT634T 120PS,120 LSU PS, crc, j sm joystick, air seat, boom work lights, air conditioning, hydraulic locking, very tidy machine, tyres @ 15%,approx 3100 hrs........... .............................................£38,500 21023157 Manitou MLT735T 120PS, 2012, 2710 hours, 120 LSU PS, air seat, boom work lights, air con, trailer braking .....................£36,000 11027613 Massey Ferguson 9305 Handler, 2016, very tidy. .....................................£36,000 31026563 Manitou MLT634T, 2014, Elite spec, boom lights, air seat, approx 4600 hrs ........................ .............................................£35,000 21026361 Manitou MTA630, 2012, c/w pallet forks,pick up hitch, 460/70R24 tyres fronts @ 30% rears @ 20% ................................£34,500 11025929 Manitou MLT735T 120PS, 2012, c/w pallet forks, PUH, hydraulic locking, air con, air seat,460/70R24 @90% ......£34,000 11027885 Bobcat TL358 telescopic handler, 2015, 260 hours, on 405/70-20.............33,750 41027814 Manitou MLT627, 2013, New Engine fitted..... .............................................£33,000 41023127 Manitou MLT735PS, crc, pick up hitch, air con, hydlocking, JSM control, 460/70R24 alliance @ 95%, approx 3191hrs .....£32,000 11022967 Manitou MLT629T 24”Elite, hyd locking, PUH, CRC, A/C , 4 speed manual, 17.5x24 tyres worn, sanderson head. ......£31,000 11027356 Manitou MLT634T Elite spec, 2011, boom lights, tyres 20%, Powershift ............................. .............................................£29,500 21027406 JCB 527-55, 2013, hyd locking,JCB tool carrier, 3rd service, tyres down, very tidy truck, well serviced & under average hours, approx 2000 hrs .......................................£29,250 21025594 Manitou MLT741T, 120 LSU PS, air seat, boom lights, extra beacons, 50% tyres, approx 7000 hrs .......................................£28,750 21023310 Manitou MLT741T, 2011, 120 LSU PS,air seat,boom lights,extra beacons,50% tyres,approx 7000 hrs.........£28,750 21023309 Manitou MLT627 Evo 24, 2009, c/w Hydrauic locking, pick-up hitch, Air con, CRC Bom suspension ..........................£27,500 61023102

Manitou MLA628 Pivot steer, 2009, c/w JCB Q fit carriage, CRC, Aircon, Air seat, Boom lights, 4 speed transmission, rear tyres 70%front 20% .............................................£26,500 21026611 Manitou MLT627T, 2008, mono ultra, 24” c/w p/tines, tyres 20%, v.tidy, approx 4500 hrs....... .............................................£26,000 21025928 Manitou MLT627T, 2008....£25,000 31027746 Manitou MLT627T EV, 2009, air con,CRC,hyd locking, puh, 24” tyres front @ 60% rear @ 80%, 4491 Hours. ...............£25,000 11022449 Weidemann CX4070, 2008, full cab, hydrostatic 2 speed transmission, manitou adapter plate c/w 6’6” bucket plate c/w 6’6” bucket .................................£21,500 21027405 Manitou MLT634 120LSU, hyd locking, air con, tyres @ 40%, approx 8404 hrs .......................... .............................................£20,000 31026411 JCB 535-95 Industrial Telehandler, 2007, 15.5/80x24 tyres @20%, aircon, lever controls .............................................£20,000 31027593 Moulton 14 Tine Buckrake ..£1,995 41027418 Cherry 7ft, 10 tines on fork, 6 tines on grab on New Holland brackets ..........£1,600 61025441 2.2M Proforge heavy duty hydraulic grab, jcb brackets, (LKP SNR 2200/2/euro), 2017. .......... ...............................................£1,300 51027682 Grain Bucket, 3cm3, Manitou brackets,to suit MLT735 or bigger, as new, never been used .... ...............................................£1,250 21026610 Albutt 7ft 6” Grain Bucket, (70 cu ft) ............... ...............................................£1,150 11026201 Richie 1484 Bale Handler c/w Manitou brackets....................................£750 61027567 McHale R5 Bale Handler c/w pipes, Merlo brackets....................................£750 11027410 General purpose bucket, very little use, good blade, euro brackets ................£700 61022632 Slewtic Round Bale Handler, as new ............... ..................................................£625 41027755 Slewtic Round/Square Bale Grab, as new....... ..................................................£625 41027756 Single bale spike, 3 point mounted.................. ..................................................£370 11025593 Single Bale Spike, 2018, 3 point linkage........... ..................................................£370 11025593 Flemming Round Bale Handler c/w no.3 brackets....................................£350 41027124 12” 24” & 36 “ digging & 60”ditching buckets to fit TB240 ...............................POA 21026615 Single spike c/w Chilton brackets ..................... ...................................................POA 21026613 MX C40 Bale Handler c/w pipes and eurobrackets .............................POA 21026593


Claas LINER 3100, Twin Rotor Rake .................. .............................................£12,000 31027620 Vicon 632 Mounted Mower Conditioner, 2015, very little use from new .......................... ...............................................£6,950 41025271 Claas 770 Mounted 6 Rotor Tedder, Hyd Folding, 7.7 m, 2012. ............£5,850 41022504 Kuhn FC302G Trailed Mower Conditioner, 2006 ......................................£5,850 51027680 Fella Tedder, TH800, 2006 ...£4,950 21027338 Claas LINER 880 wide angle pto, steering axle on 10.0/75-15.3 wheels. manual crank handle on rotor height adjustment, centre curtain ..... ...............................................£4,750 41027692 Giraffa 210 Offset Flail Topper, 2014 ............... ...............................................£4,500 21027443 McConnel Magnum 230 Euro Flail Mower, 2015 ......................................£4,250 31027045 Kuhn VKM280, 2008, Hyd Side Shift ................ ...............................................£4,250 41023703 October 12, 2018 |


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John Deere 1365 mower conditioner .............. ...............................................£4,000 31027507 Kuhn GF6401 6 rotor tedder, 2005................... ...............................................£3,950 41026757 Claas Disco 3050+ Mounted Mower Conditioner ...........................£3,950 41020696 Pottinger Novadisc 265 mounted mower, 2010, very tidy ......................£3,895 41025647 Kuhn FC202 mounted mower conditioner, 2005 ......................................£3,750 41026710 Kuhn FC300 Trailed Mower Conditioner.......... ...............................................£3,250 41027453 Westmac GX2400S Mower Conditioner .......... ...............................................£3,000 31027023 McConnel Topper 9, 2014 ...£2,750 11027562 Reco Fella TS456DN 2001, Single Rotor Rake. . ...............................................£1,950 31018506 Kverneland 3128 Mounted Mower Conditioner, 2007 .................£2,500 21017677 McConnel PT9 Topper ........£2,400 21026443 McConnel 260 Topper, very little use, good working order .......................£2,250 21027482 Kuhn FC300G trailed mower conditioner ........ ...............................................£1,950 41027010 Niemeyer HR551 DH6 6 rotor tedder, 2001 .... ...............................................£1,900 31027509 McConnel Topper 9, 2004, new blades. .......... ...............................................£1,750 41027449 Major 800SM Side Topper, 2003, gearbox drive, hydraulic fold 8ft cut in excellent conditon................................£1,650 41027134 Fleming, TOP 8 SF, side mounted, 2007 ........... ...............................................£1,250 41027751 Fella TH 540D hydraulic fold tedder, 1996 ...... ...............................................£1,500 41027693


Logic MSP120WT Sweeper/ Collector, as new ...............................................£3,300 41027760 RENN RFB trailed roller mill, PTO driven ......... ...............................................£3,500 21027104 1000 litre, tandem axle, 12v pump bowser, 2008 ......................................£2,250 21027539 Parmiter 6m Tined Grass Harrow, hydraulic folding approx 10 years old ............... ...............................................£1,950 41025966 Kidd Sawbench, pto driven, blade sharp & in good condition ....................... £925 41027817 Sutton 6ft Brush ..................... £750 41023927


Kverneland PB100 7 Furrow Semi mounted plough, good order, no 8’s & std manure skims .................................... £6,250 31023176 KV LD85/200 shearbolt, manual variwidth, depth wheel, no rear disc, number 28 bodies, manual sideshift ..................£6,250 11026674 Dowdeswell DP120S, 1996, 6 furrow, good metal, tidy ............................£3,500 41019740 Dowdeswell DP100S, 1996, 5 Furrow, Rear Discs, and Land Wheel ........£2,950 41023704



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Dowdeswell DP100S, 5 furrow, shearbolt protection, rear discs, depth wheel, with spares ................................... £2,500 41022344 Dowdeswell DP7C, 4 Furrow Plough, Shearbolt Protection ...........£2,500 11020833 Michael Moore 4.5m trailed press................... .............................................. £1,950 41025577 Dowdeswell DP7 4 Furrow Auto Reset c/w rear disc and depth wheel ..£1,500 41022091 Richie 1.5m Front Tyre Press...................£995 Ritchie Front Tyre Press, 1989.......................... ................................................. £950 11025433


Vaderstad RD300F, 1997 c/w pivot packer, agrilla tines,metering wheel, flat tyres ............. ...................................................POA 11027886 Sulky Compact 4m SPI air drill preemergance markers, mechanical drive, NGS fitting kit c/w KV NGS 4 mtr power harrow with cracker ..........................£4,000 61022355 Kuhn HR3004, 3m power harrow with packer roller & levelling bar, fitted with a Venta TF1500 front hopper and LC3000 Pneumatic drill c/w seedflex disc coulters, 1200ltr hopper,covering harrow, bout &preemerfence makers elec seed metering & lights................................... £26,000 41027874 HORSCH 4M hyd folding, drill , 2009, c/w 1800 ltr hopper, front press wheels, 3rows of sprung coulters, covering harrow, & following harrow, pre emergence markers & KRM slug pelleter............................... £21,950 41027628 Vaderstad Topdown TD300, 2011, c/w low disturbacne points, packer, discs 50% .............. ............................................ £21,500 61027978 Vaderstad RDA400S 5028 hectares, 2006, system disc, no pivot packer ............................. ............................................ £17,000 31027688 Vaderstad RDA 400S c/w Front packer Riged track eradicators System disc Levelling board Following harrow Pre emergence markers Approx 16500 acres .......... £15,000 11018848 Kverneland TS6000 EV 2010, 5 rows tines, steps, following harrow, 1.25 tonne capacity, lights, track eradicators ..... £14,950 11020311 Vaderstad RD300S, 2005, c/w system disc, press wheels, pre-emerg markers, track eradicators, approx 9000 acres ........................ ............................................ £14,500 31023462 Kuhn HR3003 c/w fast fit tines, 2008, maxi packer roller, LC302 drill with side markers, 3 row coulers, steps & following harrow hector 3000 control box - good condition ................... ............................................ £11,950 41027541 Vaderstad Rapid 400F system disc, in-line cleated wheels, following harrow, preemergence markers, bout markers,track eradicators ............................£7,500 21027501 Kuhn HR4003D, 2005, Power Harrow c/w Packer Roller .........................£4,950 41024235

Russell’s Rotherham, 40 Clough Road, Rotherham, S61 1RD KRM TI305 Drill Combination, complete with 4m KRM drillmate, hydraulic folding, suffolk coulters, following harrow ................... ...............................................£3,500 21024120 Rabe PKE300 packer roller, bolt on tines......... ...............................................£2,500 21026760 Lely 4m, 1996, Polymat pneumatic drill complete with following harrow ...................... ...............................................£1,650 41024001


NRH 24” plain rings, hardly used, 2013 .......... ...............................................£5,500 61027794


Technoma 18m 800 ltr, triple nozzles, chemical induction, hand wash, elec controls . ...............................................£3,750 21021458 GEM 24M tri nozzles, elec controls, 1200 litre tank, chemical induction & locker ,Sold as seen.......................................£1,995 21026145 Hardi MEGA 20M booms, triplex nozzles and induction hopper..................£1,950 41023092


Richard Western D10 Rear discharge spreader, Slurry Door, 2008 .............................. ............................................. £9,500 41026763 Tullow 2000 Dual Spreader £5,500 41025371 Dowdeswell MS1620 Dual Spreader c/w stone trap, 23.1R26 wheels at 70% - good condition............................. £4,950 41027036 Shelbourne Reynolds 2000 Dairy Dual Spreader, with new front & rear bearing, 2001 .................................... £4,250 41026212 Hi Spec 800 Barrel spreader, 2015, c/w on new 385 x 65 x R22.5 ......... £4,500 51025839


McConnel 9 Leg Shakerator c/w Packer Roller .............................................. £3,250 21024271 New - Cultivating Solutions RLM400 Linkage Mounted Rapidlift, Telescopicc/w electro dirverter valve, clevis hitch and depth wheels . ..............................................................£12,300 Air 8 Seeder, only 30 acres from new .............. .............................................. £2,250 41027785 Gregoire Besson Combimix Auto Reset, 2013 Stubble Cultivators ..............£9,950 41022283 Opico He-Va 3m Disc Roller c/w 3m Combi Lift. ...................................... £7,500 41019714 Galucho Top Tilth Cultivator 4m c/w end tow transport .............................. £5,000 31021520 Kongskilde Vibro Flex VF4215 3.45m hyd folding with furrow leveller, 2009 little use ...... .............................................. £5,750 41023146 Farm Force 5 Leg Subsoiler c/w packer roller & levelling tines, plus fitted with a Accord pneumatic drill ....................£3,950 41024002

Richard Western SF12 12 Ton, 2011, complete with silage sides, hydraulic rear door, 10 stud axle, and 560 vredestein tyres ... ............................................ £11,950 41027892 Easterby ET12 Grain Trailer, 2003, low root, super singles, hydraulic rear door, fixed drawbar ................................£8,500 31027592 Easterby 10T Muck Trailer, as new. .................. ...............................................£6,950 41027759 Tuffmac 8 Tonne Drop Sided Trailer trailer, hyd tip, rear door, std drawbar, 200/60R15.5 tyres, ideal for livery yard or stables ................. ...............................................£5,750 61022826 West 10 Tonne Silage Trailer, 2003, Sprung Drawbar ................................£4,950 41027308 Marshall 8 Ton Trailer, 2003, c/w silage sides and rear door........................£4,000 11027665 Ifor Willaims, 10x6 c/w internal transport gate .......................................£2,450 61025992 Hudson 14 ft Cattle Trailer, 2004, very good order .....................................£2,250 31027667 Pender feed Trailer for 35 cows, 11.5/80-15. 3 wheels, steel construction ....£2,100 41027133 Bale Trailer, Coverted lorry body, wooden floor, 27ft ..............................£1,950 41022057 Ifor Williams 16ft Twin Axle Flat Trailer .......... ...............................................£1,750 31025400 Nugent GP 126H Plant Trailer, 2012 ................ ...............................................£1,650 11027564 8X5 Ifor Williams tipping trailer....................... ...............................................£1,600 11027975 Nugent P3116H Plant Trailer, closed in sides, ramp taildoor, floor lashing points.................... ...............................................£1,500 41026653 Bateson 12FT flatbed, twin axle c/w dropsides, ramps and spare wheel ................... ...............................................£1,495 21027938 Ifor Williams LM166 , 16FT, twin axle, complete with ramps..........£1,450 81027778 20ft Bale Trailer, Single Axle £1,200 41023553


16.9 R28 Dual Wheels (No clamps) Goodyear tyres ......................................... POA 11023793 1 new set of Continental 520/70 R38 & 420/70 R28 with centers to suit New Holland T6 ..........................................£2,750 51027871 460/85R38 380/85R28 complete set of wheels & tyres for NH T6000/TSA tractor, paintwork is excellent...........£2,750 21018580 44x18-23.1x26 Turf tyres and Wheels to suit T5 or TL .................................£1,750 41019772 420/70x38 420/70x28 @ 60% c/w tie bars ..... ...............................................£2,000 61022928 16.9 X R30 Dual Wheels (No clamps) Alliance TRAILERS tyres ........................................ £700 11023795 Leboulch 15 Tonne Trailer, mechanical rear up and over door, floatation tyres .................... Set of Kubota wheels and tyres 700/16 12.2 ...................................................POA 21026206 24 ............................................ £500 41024075 1 Pair of Dual Wheels 20.8 X R38 (No clamps) Ifor Williams TA510G-10 10 ft sheep trailer (decks), good order ..................POA 31025592 Goodyear tyres ........................ POA 11023794

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In this workshop edition, Alex Heath looks at putting a forage harvester to bed for winter.

Winterising a forage harvester


orage harvesters spend half their life romping up and down fields, swallowing grass,wholecropandmaize. While a keen interest on maintenance is seen when the machines are running, the same amount of pre-storage maintenance effort can also pay dividends. Rob Jackson, of Malpas Tractors, says the maintenance of a forager shouldstartassoonasthelastkernelof maizehasbeenprocessed.UsingaNew Holland FR9060 as an example, Mr Jackson’s pre-storage tips also apply to other makes. To wash, or not to wash? Mr Jackson says there is no issue in washing a forager before its winter rest, with the process after washing more important to the well-being of the machine. Starting at the front of the machine, he advocates removing the feeder housing and chopper unit. From here, all detritus from under the cab can be removed, and the chopper assembly can be thoroughly inspected and washed. Removing as much of the crop as possible is vital, as the corrosivenatureofsilagewilleatawayatthe steel work. While the chopper unit is out he advises stripping it down, checking knives still have plenty of edge left and giving bearings a good going over. At the same time, removing the crop processor from the machine and giving

Maintenance of a forager should start as soon as the season has finished.

that a once over while washing is a good idea too. Suspect parts need not be replaced at this stage, but should be noted down,ready forthepre-seasonservice in spring. The same is true for all oils, filters and wearing parts. When washing the machine, take care to avoid blasting any electronic components, particularly the engine ECU. Washing the radiator out is also

to be avoided as a very hard layer of dirtcanform,blockingairflowintothe radiator. After washing the machine and reassembling it should be fully greased at all points. It is worth manually greasing the master blocks, which can be found around the machine, checkingthatauto-greasepipesaresecurely connected and in good working order. Theforagershouldthenbestruckup

and left to run, getting all moving parts up to temperature. This will help expel any water and ensure grease is moving around the entirety of the machine. Alternatively, Mr Jackson says the machine can be blown off, but if this is the case it always needs to be stored inside, astherewillstillbematerialleft on that will compost over winter if left to get wet, creating a mess and rusting proportions of the machine.

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WORKSHOP MACHINERY WIRING ONE of the most infuriating discoveries on-farm is when a mouse picnic has occurred in wiring looms. Although there is no hard and fast way of ensuring the critters do not get to the wires, Mr Jackson says parking away from grain stores and bins is preferable, and strategically baiting the machine is the only way to offer some protection.

TANKS DUE to modern fuel tanks being made of plastic, condensation is not an issue, says Mr Jackson. Just enough fuel to move the forage harvester should be left in the tank over winter as the fuel will inevitably deteriorate over the storage period. Conversely, AdBlue tanks should be left full to stop it crystallising over the period. The most important tank to prepare for the winter period is the additive/inoculant tanks. It is vital no liquid is left in these as it will fester over winter, potentially blocking pipes. All liquid should be drained out of the tank, with fresh water being flushed through the whole system.

TYRES AND BELTS LEAVE all belts correctly tensioned and tyres at normal pressure. Periodically throughout winter the forager should be started and left to get up temperature, so that AdBlue starts to be used. Moving the machine forwards slightly will stop any formation of flat spots in the tyres. Because the machine is not going to be sat for as long as a combine will, or weigh as much, dropping the machine onto blocks is not necessary. As with all machinery that is sat for a while, Mr Jackson says it is imperative to check the handbrake has been disengaged when trying to move about, as they have a tendency to stick on when stored. He also advises isolating the battery when stood for a long period to stop power leaking, which can also be an issue.

The radiator should be blown out, not washed.

Removing the chopping unit makes checks easier.

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Power boost for JD’s foragers rAdditional model

The new 8600 forager now tops out JD’s 8000 Series.

added to 8000 Series DRIVEN by customer demand for more power and output in a forager with a transport width of less than three metres, John Deere has introduced an additional self-propelled model to its current 8000 Series line-up for 2019. Not to be confused with the old wide body 8600 model, which has recently become the 9600, the new narrow body 8600 now tops out the 8000 Series. With 625hp, the new model offers a certain level of overlap within JD’s forager range, which now includes six 8000 Series models from 380hp, and four 9000 Series models from 625-970hp. As a result, there is now a choice of two 625hp models; one narrow and one wide body. The 8600 is powered by a Deere 13.5-litre engine, which is the same as that fitted to the new entry-level wide body 9600 model.

When fitted with 2.15m 710/75R42 front tyres, all the 8000 Series models remain within a road transport width of 3m.

KERNEL PROCESSOR DEVELOPMENTS AVAILABLE for the full range of its self-propelled foragers as an alternative to its current Premium kernel processor, John Deere has introduced the XStream KP kernel processor. Designed as a high performance processor, it has been developed in partnership with US-based company Scherer. The new processor provides a large roll diameter of 250mm and 50 per cent roll speed differential, thus increasing processing intensity by 10 per cent at all cutting lengths, says the manufacturer. Kernel processor rolls are

available with a standard sawtooth design on the Premium KP unit, and either the saw tooth or a new XCut design on the XStream KP, which features a spiral cut groove across the roll surface. Both roll designs are also available with JD’s Dura Line heavy-duty coating for increased durability. In addition, the XStream KP features a built-in temperature monitoring system, which keeps the operator informed about the processor’s bearing temperature. When switching between maize and grass, the processor can be removed in five minutes, says the manufacturer.

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PRECISION EQUIPMENT ALL 8000 and 9000 Series selfpropelled forage harvesters for 2019 can also be equipped with John Deere’s complete range of precision farming systems. This includes its latest HarvestLab 3000 crop sensor which uses near infrared sensing technology to view and document real-time measurements. Fitted to the forager’s spout, it can measure protein, starch, fibre, which can be viewed as total per job or illustrated via site specific maps. HarvestLab 3000 also enables the automation of chop length adjustment and silage additive dosing to be made on the move,

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based on dry matter content, says the manufacturer. The same sensor can be used in stationary mode for analysing clamp silage, in order to manage feed rations more accurately, and for analysing the constituents in manure such as N, NH4, P and K when operating a slurry tanker. As an option, ActiveFill Control can be specified which is used for automatically filling trailers. The firm’s AutoTrac automatic steering is also available, as is its RowSense ‘feeler’ guidance which allows the forager to automatically follow maize rows.

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MACHINERY FORAGERS More power for Jaguar 800s, tracked foragers and a redesigned maize header, Claas has been busy developing its self-propelled forager line-up. James Rickard and Alex Heath report.

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CLAAS has announced a new 626hp addition to its self-propelled forage harvester range, the Jaguar 880. Complementing the existing 626hp, high-spec Jaguar 960, the new 880 will sit at the top of the Jaguar 800 Series, offering a more powerful, yet simpler forager option.

The firm says the new model will be an ideal replacement for those running older type 492, 623hp Jaguar 900s, and for those seeking a machine predominantly used for grass.

Popular As a result, the 880 will only be available in the UK, Ireland and the USA, with Claas expecting it to be a popular model. The 880 is powered by a straight six Mercedes Stage 4-compliant

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engine, as used on the 960, with the option of the manufacturer’s fuel saving Dynamic Power system. When engaged, it automatically alters engine power relative to load, said to use less fuel when full

power is not required for thinner crops. Drive to the front axle is through a 40kph, two-speed hydrostatic transmission. The 880’s chopping system comprises Claas’ V-Classic

JAGUAR FORAGER RANGE OVERVIEW Horsepower (ECE R 120) 884 775 626 585 516 462 406

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JAGUAR 960 ON TRACKS TAKING inspiration from the Terra Trac system fitted to the company’s Lexion combines, Claas has become the first forage harvester manufacturer to launch a factory-fitted track option. Claas says the tracked version of the forager will appeal to contractors which harvest maize on marginal and difficult land and anaerobic digestion units growing crops on rented land, where limiting compaction is a priority. Three track widths are available; 635mm, 735mm and 890mm. Total width of the machine on the narrowest tracks is under three metres, while on the widest set the width is still under 3.5m. Hydro-pneumatic suspension aids comfort, while tracks can oscillate 10 degrees upwards and 13 degrees down to ride over any undulations. Road speed is 40kph. To accommodate the track

units, the body of the forager has been extended by 1,000mm. This, and the track units, adds some four tonnes to the weight of the machine. To minimise scuffing when turning on the headland, the front drive roller is raised with pressure exerted onto the two mid-rollers. This shortens the track length by one-third.

Pressure Claas says when turning, the 635mm wide tracks exert a similar pressure to a machine fitted with 800mm tyres, but when running in a straight line it has a contact area of more than double its wheeled counterpart, exerting 66 per cent less pressure. At present the track option has been tested on the Jaguar 960. The company does not have a firm timescale of when full production models will be available, but expects to have some test models on-farm in 2019.

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New Jaguar 880 offers more power in a simpler package.

New Orbis maize headers 20-blade chopping cylinder, giving a range of six chop lengths from 5-21mm with the standard 20-blade chopping cylinder. For further crop processing, it is fitted with the firm’s Multi Crop L 250mm cracker as standard.

Specification Standard specification includes a 1,000-litre diesel tank and 130-litre diesel exhaust fluid tank, with the option of an additional 300litre diesel tank. Additive tank size remains at 375 litres. The 880 is available to order now, with production commencing this month.

FEATURING several developments to improve crop flow, reduce weight and improve folding, Claas has introduced two new maize headers. Sitting between the current 450 and 900 models, the new Orbis 600 SD (six-metre working width) and Orbis 750 (7.5m working width) headers stick with Claas’ proven design using a combination of small and large discs. Newly designed fingers ahead of the knives provide fewer crop losses during collection and help lift laid maize, says the firm. They can also be removed when not required and the new design also adds strength to the fingers which helps in weedy conditions, says Claas, particularly helpful when reversing the header. In addition, the header’s knives have been re-profiled with a

new crescent-shape, improving cutting performance, it says. The central crop feeding tower rotors have also been repositioned to improve crop flow and augers on the side of the headers have also been redesigned, now hydraulically-driven.

Levelling Enabling shorter stubble heights, a new pendulum-mounting frame allows a shallower cutting angle and a standard automatic levelling

system is fitted to help follow contours. A two-speed gearbox is used to adjust the overall speed of the headers while a three-speed gearbox controlling the feed drums allows crop flow to be adjusted. An automatic function for Claas’ variable front attachment drive, available on Jaguar 900s (type 498s), allows the crop flow to be adjusted from the cab. Maintenance-wise, header oil change intervals have been increased to 2,500 hours.


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Following extensive updates to its BigX ‘wide-body’ self-propelled forager line-up, Kro the introduction of a revamped flagship model. James Rickard discovers more abo

Launch of new flagship forager from Krone


rone’s new 1,156hp BigX 1180 replaces the 1100 and joins its fourth-generation wide-body stablemates, the 680, 780 and 880, taking the range from 687 to 1,156hp. As revealed last year with our test drive of the BigX 780, the 1180 builds on the BigX’s high capacity reputation, with the latest updates focusing on comfort and ease of operation. This extends to an all new cab, the addition of independent rear wheel suspension, new roller frame attachment system, use of adaptive eccentrically-mounted wheel motors, improved crop processor changeover, flexible tank options, improved storage, new family styling and the option of a cab lift system. In addition, shearbar distance can now be set up from inside the cab, via the use of a knock sensor.

As before, power to the flagship is courtesy of a V12 unit. Apart from the engine, both the wide-body V8 and V12 models share the same chassis and bodywork. Like the V8 machines, power to the 1180 is now courtesy of Liebherr, the same motor as used in Deere’s 9000 Series foragers.

Tweaked This new engine replaces the previously used MAN unit, though it does share the same ‘block’, albeit fitted with Liebherr’s own fuel system, heads and turbos. This, says Krone, allows it to be better tuned to a self-propelled foragers’ needs, while enabling it to meet the latest emissions standards. Though power levels remain similar, engine tuning sees torque and power curves tweaked to make the engine more ‘drivable’, with

peak torque shifted from 1,650rpm down to 1,400rpm. This gives a higher torque reserve, and an operating window between 1,400 and 1,800rpm.

Service intervals are every 1,000 hours, while emissions are tackled via selective catalytic reduction only, using diesel exhaust fluid.

OPTIMAXX CROP PROCESSOR REPLACING its straight groove roller crop processors and complementing its current disc-type crop processor, Krone has launched a new spiral groove roller version. With several versions of the new processor available, OptiMaxx has been designed to better match a wider variety of chop length and

processing requirements. This sees a choice of roller sizes and number of grooves made available. In each case the new groove angle is five degrees, said to offer a more intensive processing action. OptiMaxx 250 rollers have a diameter of 250mm and are 10 per cent wider and operate at a 7 per

cent increase in rpm compared to previous generation processors, giving a larger friction surface area. For durability, a larger and more robust spring assembly is used. Available for the BigX 1180 only is the OptiMaxx 305. It gets 305mm diameter rollers, offering an 11 per

cent greater surface area and a 20 per cent higher circumference speed compared to the 250mm rollers. Sensors allow bearing temperatures to be monitored from the cab, and the gap between rollers can be adjusted manually or electrically.


Model Engine Maximum EcoPower power mode BigX 680 16.16-litre, V8, 687hp 500hp Liebherr BigX 780 16.16-litre, V8, 775hp 545hp Liebherr BigX 880 16.16-litre, V8, 898hp 624hp Liebherr BigX 1180 24.24-litre, V12, 1,156hp 700hp Liebherr

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-up, Krone recently completed the story with more about the firm’s new 1,156hp variant.

NEW MAIZE HEADER COMPLEMENTING its current range of EasyCollect maize headers, Krone has launched three new models called XCollect. On top of several new features, the headers are designed to be more robust in harsher field conditions, and also offer a rougher cut to leave the stalks open to the elements for faster decomposition. This is due to the use of cutting discs rather than chain-mounted knives working against a bank of static counter knives. With just the motion of the disc used for cutting, and nothing to work against, it means the cutting system is less prone to certain abrasive conditions such as silty and sandy soils. As cutting is done via discs, it also means drive is split between cutting and collecting mechanisms. With the addition of a two-speed gearbox and the use of the forager’s variable attachment drive, feed speed can be altered to match The new BigX 1180 completes the updates to Krone’s wide body forager range.

AUTOMATIC TRAILER FILLING USING 3D camera technology, Krone has developed an automatic trailer filling system. Mounted under the spout, the camera effectively ‘sees’ the trailer and its load as it fills up, and makes the appropriate spout movements to fill the trailer. Different filling modes can be selected allowing front to back, or back to front filling, and maximum fill levels can be set. A colour

image of the camera is displayed on screen, with activation done by the press of a button. It is said to be compatible with any size of trailer and, as it works on both sides of the forager, it is also suitable for both the UK and Irish markets. For next year, the firm will develop a version to work at the rear – useful for when opening up a field of maize, for example.

BUILDING on its dry matter level monitor, Krone is to introduce a more comprehensive crop analysis system. Developed in conjunction with Italian company Dinamica Generale, the new sensing technology is able to monitor and record dry matter, starch, crude protein, crude ash, crude fat, acid detergence fibre and neutral detergence fibre levels. Fitted to the back of the spout, the sensor is accurate to within 2 per cent, says the manufacturer. Fully integrated into the forager, the system allows silage constituent reports to be made, enabling planning of livestock feed rations. In the future, the sensor could be developed for other machines such as the firm’s

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Heavier Each of the new headers folds to less than 3.3 metres for transport, via a three-section folding mechanism. Though slightly heavier and requiring more driving to equivalent EasyCollect models, folding time of the XCollect versions has been speeded up. Three versions of the new header will be available from 6-9m wide, able to handle eight to 12 rows (at 75cm spacing). All are compatible with older BigX foragers from 2010.



crop conditions. This can be automated in relation to forward speed, or adjusted manually. Disc protection is via a clutch per pair of discs, along with individual shear plates for each disc. Disc speed can also be monitored by the in-cab terminal. For better contour following, each header is equipped with three height detection skids, rather than just two.

forage wagons. However, unlike other standalone systems which use an offline archive of baseline results to compare against, information from Krone’s version of the sensor is sent back to Dinamica Generale’s HQ, where results can be analysed against a larger and ever increasing data set. Krone says this offers greater accuracy in the long-term, as results from year-to-year will constantly evolve. OCTOBER 12 2018 | 97

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Supreme inter-breed and Jersey champion, Tregibby Panama Tequila, from the Wilson family, Tregibby, Cardigan.

Inter-breed heifer, reserve supreme inter-breed and Dairy Shorthorn champion, Cotonhall Absolute Joy, from the Wilson family and John Mclean.

Wilson family takes the top honours

rInter-breed heifer

title claimed by Jersey Holstein champion, Moorshard Pepper Marie, from Brian Miller, Bridgwater.

Guernsey champion, Tredinney Conqueror Excellance 11, from James and Shelley Warren, Penzance.

Results Inter-breed (Judge, panel) Supreme, A.H. Wilson and Son, Tregibby Panama Tequila (Jersey); reserve, A.H. Wilson and Son and J. Mclean, Cotonhall Absolute Joy (Dairy Shorthorn). Inter-breed heifer (B. Tomlinson, Nanpantan) Sup., A.H. Wilson and Son and J. Mclean, Cotonhall Absolute Joy (Dairy Shorthorn); res., A.H. Wilson and Son, Starlet Solomon Maria (Holstein). Ayrshire (J. Lawrie, Kinross) Sup., B. and S. Coombe, Coombe Hot Peaches; res., M.D. Evans, East Church Ristourns Nowaday. Brown Swiss (D. Norman, Sherborne) Sup., B.

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Miller, Kedar Wonderment Jana; res., R. and B. Thomas, Moorcourt Manchester Agatha. Dairy Shorthorn (S. Thomas, Llanfyrnach) Sup., A.H. Wilson and Son and J. Mclean, Cotonhall Absolute Joy; res., N.R. Osbourne, Marleycote Olive. Guernsey (D. Mann, St Ives) Sup., R.J., J.R. and S.M. Warren, Tredinney Conqueror Excellance 11; res., M. Blanch, Highway Legacy Brownie. Holstein (M. George, Haverfordwest) Sup., R.K. and S.G. Miller and Sons, Moorshard Pepper Marie; res., I.R. Morgan, Erie Goldsun Supreme Maude. Jersey (A.M. Core, Kentucky) Sup., A.H. Wilson and Son, Tregibby Panama Tequila; res., A.H. Wilson and Son, Bluegrass Fireworks Crimson Blusher.

By Hannah Park DOMINATING the top titles at this year’s Dairy Show was the Wilson family, Tregibby, Cardigan, taking supreme and reserve honours in both the overall and heifer championships. The individual inter-breed title went to the Jersey champion, Tregibby Panama Tequila. Shown four weeks fresh, the home-bred fourth calver by Tower Vue Tequila was the Royal Welsh inter-breed dairy reserve last year. Inter-breed heifer champion and reserve to the Jersey in the overall section was the Dairy Shorthorn champion, Cotonhall Absolute Joy, which was purchased by the Wilsons and John Mclean, Northern Ireland, from Staffordshire breeder Rob Kite at this year’s UK Dairy Day. Taking the breed championship there this year, it calved with its first in July and was shown giving 36 litres daily. The reserve title in the heifer judging went to another from the Wilsons, this time  Starlet Solomon Maria. The February 2016-born Walnutlawn Solomon daughter was bred by Kevin Rickard, Newport.   Standing reserve in the Jersey

section, which was also the breed’s national show, was another from the Wilson family, Bluegrass Fireworks Crimson Blusher. It was purchased privately as a milking heifer from the Bluegrass herd and stood reserve Jersey at Dairy Expo and Dairy Day earlier this year. Dairy Shorthorn reserve went to the Osbourne family, Bude, with the second calver Marleycote Olive. Purchased privately from the Baynes family’s Marleycote herd, Hexham, it was shown on its first outing for its new owners giving 40 litres.

Honourable mention Receiving the judging panel’s honourable mention in the interbreed championship was the Holstein champion Moorshard Pepper Marie, from Brian Miller, Bridgwater. Home-bred and by Delarbergh Pepper, the second calver was breed champion at this year’s Royal Cornwall and is forecast to give 12,000kg this lactation. Erie Goldsun Supreme Maude stood reserve in the Holstein section, a home-bred third calver from Iwan Morgan, Carmarthen. It stood champion at the Celtic Dairy Showcase earlier this year. In the National Guernsey Show which also took place at the event,

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Jersey judging under way at the Dairy Show.

top honours went to Tredinney Conqueror Excellance 11 from husband and wife team James and Shelley Warren, Penzance. By Les Jaonnets Caras Conqueror, it was shown having calved with its fourth in September giving 42 litres on its first outing this year. Standing reserve in the Guernsey show was Highway Legacy Brownie from Matthew Blanch, Billinghurst. A third calver, it was

also on its first outing and was shown giving 40 litres.

Champion Brown Swiss champion went to another from Mr Miller, Kedar Wonderment Jana, which was bought from the Black and White sale at Carlisle in 2016. It stood reserve breed champion at last year’s National Brown Swiss Show and UK Dairy Day.

Moorcourt Manchester Agatha from the Thomas family, Carmarthenshire, was reserve having been bought by the family from Sedgemoor as a calf. The third calver was breed champion at this year’s Llandyfaelog Show, as well as taking titles at the Celtic Showcase this year. In the Ayrshire section, top title went to Coombe Hot Peaches, a homebred second calver in June from Brian and Sharon Coombe, St Buryan.

Unbeaten on its local show circuit this year, it took reserve inter-breed at Camelford and championships at Launceston and Stithians shows this summer. The reserve Ayrshire title went to Mark Evans, Honiton, Devon, with his home-bred sixth calver East Church Ristourns Nowaday. Having calved in July, it was shown giving 40 litres and was supreme champion at Okehampton Show this year.


AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm autumn events

Brown Swiss champion, Kedar Wonderment Jana, from Brian Miller, Bridgwater.

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and our network of Strategic Farms for autumn events looking at the latest developments on farm, as well as a focus on topics including suckler cow nutrition, winter feed planning and finishing nutrition. We’ll also be holding launch events on our two Strategic Finisher Farms. 25 Oct – Joe Howard, Nottinghamshire

12 Nov – Bertie Newman, Dorchester

31 Oct – Guy Prudom, North Yorkshire

21 Nov – Mark Jelley, Northamptonshire

1 Nov – Edward Dean, Cumbria

12 Dec – Ian Norbury, Cheshire

6 Nov – John Haimes, Plymouth

Strategic Finisher Farm launch events

7 Nov – E H Holdstock & Son, Kent

16 Oct – Phil Kent & Clare Parnell, Cornwall

8 Nov – David Barton, Gloucestershire

30 Oct – Tony Seals, Derbyshire

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE Ayrshire champion, Coombe Hot Peaches, from Brian and Sharon Coombe, St Buryan.

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MORE FROM THE EVENT For more from the Milking Goat Association’s event, looking specifically at breeding and disease, see next week’s Livestock section.

With UK demand for goat’s milk having grown 25 per cent since 2011, the sector is now gearing up for an increase in production efficiency. Hannah Noble finds out more.

Efficiency vital to improve goat milking margins T he importance of feeding to improve profit margins should not be underestimated. This was the message from Pete Kelly, director of Kelly Farm Consultancy, speaking at the Milking Goat Association national farm open day in Skipton. “In an industry faced with over-production, it is important goat farmers increase efficiency at all levels,” said Mr Kelly. “Think about what determines your margin – milk volume, milk income, cull goat income, labour and fixed costs – and work out a way to increase efficiency at each level.” It costs the average goat farmer £200 for each animal reared from birth to entering the milking herd. Mr Kelly stressed it was important to consider costs incurred during rearing and if forced culling takes place. Forward planning should be put into place to avoid surplus kids being reared too. Requirement for new goats entering the herd should be calculated by looking at replacement rates and any possible plans for expansion. “Ensuring you are hitting the top band for everything on your milk contract can have a significant influence on your milk income. You could be losing up to 2p/kg if you are not hitting all the top bands for milk fat, protein and hygiene,” said Mr Kelly. Cull goats can also provide another income stream however it is important to ensure they are marketed in the right place. It is key to make sure goats with Johne’s disease are being actively removed from the farm, doing so while they still have a cull value. There are two major approaches to nutrition on milking goat farms, forage-based systems and concen-

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If you can get a further 10kg milk per goat by better management of feeding, this will increase income significantly PETE KELLY

trate-based systems, and it is critical both encourage high intakes of quality feed. “As a general rule, if you push milk volumes up you will increase margin and therefore increase income. If you can get a further 10kg of milk per goat by better management of feeding, this will increase income significantly. However, there are times when this may not work. Your milk buyer may not want the extra milk.”

Intakes Feed intake is one of the most critical factors. If intakes drop, goats will not milk to their full potential. Generally goats eat about 3 per cent of their body weight in feed, however some high yielding goats will eat as much as 4 per cent. “Make sure ad-lib feed is truly adlib. If the goats are clearing out the trough, this is not truly ad-lib feeding. There has to be a point where you accept there is some waste,” he said. Quality is essential on a concentrate-based diet as there is a big range in quality available on the market. The amount of people who get

their concentrates analysed on a regular basis is very small compared with the amount of people who analyse forage on a regular basis. Mr Kelly emphasised the importance of farmers knowing what they are paying for. “Oats are one of the cheapest cereals available at the moment, if you can find them. They are also very safe to feed. “Goats are susceptible to scouring if the diet is wrong, particularly in the way cereals are presented to the animal. Cracking or grinding cereals too finely can cause a higher rate of digestion and result in scouring and acidosis.” According to Mr Kelly, the top performing goat farmers are feeding 0.8-1kg concentrate per kilo of milk produced. “If you are feeding more than 1kg per kilo milk there could be a problem with passengers; you are feeding the wrong goats. They are eating a lot of feed, not producing enough milk and therefore costing you a lot of money.” Ideally, feed should be about 12.5 per cent metabolisable energy (ME). There is no need for this to be any higher as this could increase the risk of scouring. “Having 17 per cent protein is good enough as this will be equivalent to about 19 per cent in the dry matter, which is higher than most total mixed rations [TMR].” Neutral detergent fibre (NDF) controls intakes. For example, if the percentage NDF is lower, the animal will be able to eat a lot more, whereas a higher NDF value can suppress intakes, lowering milk yields. NDF needs to be kept about the 30 per cent mark. Starch levels should be at a maximum of 15-16 per cent. Higher per-

centages could lead to scouring, particularly in fresh, first kidders. “You need to know what is going into the blend and if it is changing on a monthly or weekly basis. If a goat decides it does not like the smell of the particular blend, it can easily not eat for 12 hours, and when it does it will gorge, resulting in a drop in milk and scouring.” Feeding a 12.5 ME ration the whole way through lactation can result in some goats, which have not milked as hard as others, getting fat. They may have to be stripped back towards the end of lactation and through the dry period, therefore will not be able to be on a truly ad-lib diet until three weeks before kidding.

Digestion “You need to have good quality, palatable fibre available in the form of big bale silage or haylage, and they will eat about 0.5kg per day, just enough to stabilise digestion,” said Mr Kelly. Feed costs are higher in an ad-lib system than in a TMR system and farmers with high levels of concentrates are more exposed to the volatility of the market place. However, machinery costs can be less due to the absence of a mixer wagon and labour costs can also be lower on ad-lib systems as feeding can be every other day, with no land required to run a cereal-based system. On a forage-based system, concentrate intake needs to be about 0.4-0.5kg/head. This means the quality of silage being fed must be high. Maize silage works well as this is a high concentrate diet. Grass silage quality is often the most variable, so it is vital farmers focus on cutting grass at the right time to ensure quality is high.

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It is important to maintain intakes to ensure goats milk to their full potential.

“If you have poor quality silage with very high fibre content, adding concentrates to the ration is not the answer; the rumen is already full with fibre which will depress intakes. You cannot make a silk purse out of pig’s ear. “Feed costs are usually lower,

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however much more machinery is required to implement a TMR system. Depreciation, repairs, costs of the mixer wagon and tractor alone can run to £11,000/year,” said Mr Kelly. Unclean water troughs can very quickly decrease intakes so it is

vital they are kept clean at all times. It is often harder to keep larger troughs clean, so individual drinkers can be very useful.

Water pressure However during times of hot weather, make sure the pressure is

high enough to keep up with increased demand. Days in-milk is also an important area for focus. Many herds are up to capacity with numbers of goats in the herd, with lots of youngstock coming into the herd which have been reared with the intention of expansion. The tendency is to let days inmilk run up to decrease the amount of youngstock being produced. It is important to work out the requirements for replacements and rear youngstock accordingly.

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LIVESTOCK ANTIBIOTICS There are strong ethical, economic and practical reasons why farmers should reduce antibiotic use, but many are facing pressure from retailers and milk buyers, with more regulation likely in the future. Angela Calvert reports.

Farmer training key to reducing antibiotic use


ost UK retailers and milk processors openly support the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) position on antibiotic reduction and most have a clear policy written into their animal health and welfare code of practice, which generally centres around RUMA guidelines. Some have taken this further, banning specific drugs and practices, but there seems little appetite from major retailers for ‘antibioticfree’ ranges, with most saying animal welfare is the priority and if an animal is sick it should be treated, albeit responsibly (see page 12 for more details). Several retailers, including Asda,

Health management SOPHIE Troup, Morrisons agriculture manager, says: “While antibiotics may always need to remain part of the armoury to manage disease on-farm, reducing their use through proactive health management is also key. “We are working with our suppliers to ensure at all times, animals are only receiving antibiotics when they really need them and farms avoid the use of critically important antibiotics when at all possible. “We support the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture targets and are also working to ensure our farmers can access systems to monitor what is being used, by whom and why, so we have the tools to help reduce use on-farm.” 102 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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UK farmers are privileged to use medicines the way they do – it is not a right TIM HAMPTON Co-op, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer are now publishing antibiotic use data on their websites. The latest Red Tractor standards requiring farmers to record and collate antibiotic usage (see panel) is another driver and it seems like-

ly, particularly if farmers are not seen to be addressing the challenge of antimicrobial resistance, it will be forced upon them by regulation. Arla milk quality manager Tim Hampton chairs the Dairy UK antibiotic working group. He says: “There has to be a sector policy to change farmer culture and the key to this, along with raising awareness of the issue, is training.” There is no requirement for

dairy farmers to have any training in using antibiotics. Currently, it is only a recommendation but ultimately it will become compulsory.

Tool “MilkSure and the initiatives developed by the National Office of Animal Health are a start and Red Tractor is a key tool to making things happen, but we need to develop more training packages.

MILK BUYERS’ REQUIREMENTS SUPERMARKETS have led the way for antibiotic regulations, says Duncan Williams, of Kite Consulting. Some are providing benchmarking and training on antibiotic reduction, mastitis and lameness. Others have banned various drugs, namely the highest priority critically important antimicrobials. The results are very much related to the farmer’s engagement with the projects, the support they receive from their vet and the standard of farm they start with, as some of the barriers they face are related to capital investment requirements. Outside the aligned pool of farmers, the remaining 90 per cent or so, different regulations and policies have been introduced. As they do not have the financial bonus to attract compliance, engagement is much more difficult to achieve.

Many small processors have introduced policies combining the above methods to show farmers the direction they are needed to move, providing support through training and protecting their brands, potentially maintaining their ability to supply niche/own-brand products into higher end stores.

Compulsory Arla has introduced compulsory selective dry cow therapy throughout its entire membership. What this has achieved is getting a large number of vet companies to adopt this as standard practice. This has made a huge number of farmers correct issues with transition management, accommodation and drying off techniques, thereby likely making quite a rapid improvement to the overall mastitis picture in the UK.

Muller has rolled out a voluntary benchmarking scheme, although it is still in an early phase. The company has chosen not to impose any tight regulations, or force farmers to adopt particular practices, but instead it has provided a free tool to make improvements on-farm. Data is anonymised before Muller sees it, showing the scheme’s intention to be a brand protection and farmer support tool, rather than a ‘data grab’ used to target under-performing businesses. Mr Williams says: “What is clear is processors need to know what is being used on-farm and those who have engaged with the process of reducing antibiotic use will be left with better, healthier farms, becoming more engaged and, ultimately, more profitable suppliers.”

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Latest Red Tractor standards ADHERING to the latest Red Tractor standards helps assured farmers follow the RUMA Targets Task Force recommendations. Jess Sloss, Red Tractor senior technical manager, says: “By updating the Red Tractor standards we wanted to future-proof them in line with the Government’s five-year antimicrobial strategy and longer term vision. “They are all about improving vet and farmer relationships, taking a more preventative approach to animal health, recording exactly what is happening on-farm and promoting responsible use of medicines.”

Key requirements of the latest Red Tractor standards on medicine use for dairy, beef and lamb: n Create a written annual livestock health and performance review with the farm’s vet n This review will cover a number of areas such as making recommendations on any key health or performance

“Denmark, for example, is much more driven by legislation. Training in antibiotic use is compulsory for dairy farmers. Antibiotic use has to be recorded and there are more restrictions on antibiotics kept onfarm and the prescription process. “From Arla’s point of view, where we are offering training farmers have engaged very positively, taking the view ‘you never know what you do not know’.

“Retailers are demanding more antibiotic recording but what is important is aggregating data, the facts and figures, to provide feedback to farmers and vets to enable them to make informed decisions on how to proceed. “UK farmers are privileged to use medicines the way they do – it is not a right. If they want to retain this privilege they will have to take a more responsible approach to antibiotic use.”

Animal Medicines Best Practice training THE National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has been working with stakeholders across the food supply chain to develop the Animal Medicines Best Practice (AMBP) training programme, hosted online by Lantra. Grace O’Gorman, NOAH technical policy adviser, says: “The development of this stems from concerns in the industry there was a lack of consistent coordinated training for farmers on the responsible use of antibiotics. “It has been designed to provide farmers with an easily accessible, affordable resource to provide them with up-to-date information and guidance. Launched in July 2018, AMBP training materials have been developed for dairy, beef, sheep and pig farmers and comprise two core modules covering the

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fundamentals of antibiotics and responsible use and a sector focus module. It costs £59.95+VAT. Participants completing the course will receive a Lantra Certificate of Training which can be used as a record for Red Tractor assessment. The second stage of the programme, a vet resource centre, will be launched at the British Cattle Veterinary Association congress this month. This will provide vets with training materials to deliver to their farmer clients. MORE INFORMATION For more information or to get started, visit or City and Guilds also offers qualifications in the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines. For more on this, visit

issues identified on-farm. For dairy, this will also include use of dry cow therapy n Medicine records or prescription data outlining total antibiotic used must be recorded and used as the basis for advice on how the farm can use antibiotics as responsibly as possible without compromising animal welfare n Disease prevention strategies which could help replace prophylactic treatment should also form part of the review n The use of highest priority critically important antibiotics must be a last resort and as directed by a vet, backed up by sensitivity or diagnostic testing n It is also recommended at least one member of staff who administers medicines completes a training course in their handling and administration MEET THE STANDARDS Red Tractor provides templates to meet the standards online, at

THE MILKSURE SCHEME THE MilkSure initiative is a training course for dairy farmers and their employees with the aim of ensuring they produce milk which is free of veterinary medicine residues (above legal limits). It is led by Dairy UK and has been developed in conjunction with the British Cattle Veterinary Association. The training is provided by vets for their own clients and covers the technical and practical aspects necessary to safeguard residue-free milk. A certificate of achievement is awarded to those who

complete the training and pass an online test. The training and test take three hours and the cost is £65 including VAT. This does not include the cost of the vet’s time which should be agreed by the vet and client. VIDEOS ON RESISTANCE ISSUES For more information, including cartoons covering antibiotic resistance, how it occurs and the practical steps dairy farmers can take to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance developing, visit

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Osberton double gather comes down to a single point rAlexander Wilkinson

and Grace take victory England: Elaine Hill COMPETITION was very close at the Osberton double gather, held on Sunday on the Osberton Estate, near Worksop. After falling gently away, the course rose to the lift. Over the first gather of about 400 yards to the left for four sheep, the dogs could follow a fence and most went out well. The second gather, to the right for another packet of four, which stood 300 yards away, was more difficult. To that side was open ground and numerous trees. All entries had fresh sheep which were mainly Mule ewes along with some continental crosses. Overall, the sheep were good to manage over the outfield.

Trials diary ENGLAND October 13. FYLDE, Nursery, new and young handlers welcome, Rooten Brook Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster, LA2 9EJ, 9.30am start, enter on field, if running two dogs one to be booked in by 12 noon. TRAWDEN, Nursery, new and young handlers welcome, Pott Yeats Farm, Littledale, LA2 9ET, 9.30am start, enter on field, if running two dogs one to be booked in by 12 noon. HAYFIELD, Nursery, novice and beginners with championship, The Grouse Field, off A624 between Glossop and Hayfield, Derbyshire, SK13 6JY, 9am start, enter on field. RYEDALE, Nursery, Pilly Hall Farm, Easby, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, TS9 6JQ, 10.30am start, enter on field by 1pm, more than one dog first by 12 noon. ASSEESDS, Open and novice, Olantigh Park, Wye, Ashford, TN25 5EJ, entry closed. CORNWALL, Blisland Trial, open driving and open and novice Maltese cross, Hamatethy, St Breward, Bodmin, PL30 4PN, 9.30am start, enter on field. NORTHUMBERLAND League, Open, Alwinton Show, NE65 7BQ, entry closed. October 14. BAMFORD, Nursery, novice and beginners, Shatton, Bamford, Derbyshire, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm, catering. HOPE, Nursery, novice and beginners, Hope Show Ground, Marsh Farm, Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8RZ, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm. NORTH WESTMORLAND, Nursery, novice and new handler, Howtown, Ullswater, CA10 2ND, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm, only one dog after 12 noon, nursery dogs to be under four years on October 1 and can run for two seasons only, novice confined to Cumbria. RYEDALE, Nursery, Windy Hill Farm, Hutton Rudby, Yarm, TS15 0JS, 10.30am start, enter on field by 1pm, more than one dog first by 12 noon. CORNWALL, Hamatethy Trial, open driving and open and novice Maltese cross, incorporating Cornish run-off, Hamatethy, St Breward, Bodmin, PL30 4PN, 9.30am start, enter on field. ROMNEY MARSH, Open and novice, Scotney Castle, TN3 8JN, 9am start, entry closed. October 16. NORTHERN, Charity Open, just east of Kirkby Stephen, off A685 near Out of Eden, Cumbria, CA17 4AP, 8.30am start, enter on field by 2pm. October 21. NEW STARTER Training Day, Myerscough College, Lee Farm, Moss Lane, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3

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Neil Jones judged the entry of 29, scoring out of 160 points and allowing 17 minutes for each run. With run number 18 Ross Watson and Kemi Ross took the lead. They had a good first gather before losing some points at the turn back and second gather. Some sheep were slipped at the last drive obstacle, while four points were dropped at the shed and two at the pen, resulting in a score of 134.

Clean Arthur Temple ran Jan at 23. They had a good run but lost points when Jan turned back at the second attempt. Losing four points at hand put them one point behind on 133. Alexander Wilkinson and Grace (J. Wilson’s Rose, B.J. Arend’s Roy) ran next. Tri-coloured Grace had a clean first gather, lost one point from her

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WALES October 13. MANORBIER NEWTON, Open national, two sessions, Newton Court Farm, SA70 8PY, start 7.30am, enter on field, catering, contact Stan Harden, tel: 01646 686 023. GLOUCESTERSHIRE/GWENT, Nursery, Penderi Farm, Argoed, Blackwood, NP12 0JA, 9am start, contact G. Jones, tel: 01495 224 165 or 07511 235 927. October 14. PEMBROKESHIRE, Nursery and Royal Three Counties team selection, Newton Court Farm, Manorbier Newton, SA70 8PY, 10am start, contact S. Harden, tel: 01646 686 023. HEREFORDSHIRE AND SHROPSHIRE, Green Farm, Longnor, Shrewsbury, SY5 7PP, Nursery and novice national, 10.30am start, contact P. Thomas, tel: 07974 816 657 or 01743 718 291. CARMARTHEN, Nursery, Panthowell, Llanddeusant, SA19 9SR, team selection. GLAMORGAN, Nursery, Goitre Farm, Port Talbot, contact J. Wheaton. October 17. CEREDIGION, Nursery, Pentregwnnws, Ystrad Meurig. October 21. GLAMORGAN, Nursery, Stembridge Farm, Gower, contact, C. Gordon. CARMARTHEN, Nursery, Bryncethin, Ffairfach, Llandeilo, SA19 6PY. BRECON, Nursery, Hafodyrancr, Llanafan Fawr, Builth Wells LD2 3PD, start 9am. GLOUCESTERSHIRE/GWENT, Nursery, Pennygraig, Llanwenarth, Citra, Abergavenny, NP7 7LA, contact K. Smets, tel: 01873 853 353/07800 983 027. October 25. RADNOR, Nursery, Graham Powell, Gladestry, start 9.30am. October 27. GLOUCESTERSHIRE/GWENT, Nursery, Coed Dias Farm, Forest Cold Pit, NP7 7LY, contact Bradley Morgan, tel: 07353 988 215. CARMARTHEN, nursery, Pencoed, Dryslwyn, Carms, SA32 8SF. NWSDS, Nursery heat 7, Dolgellau, LL40 2AG, contact, Idris Thomas, tel: 01341 422 435. BRECON, Nursery, Cwmbryn, Beulah. CEREDIGION, Nursery, Coedperthu, Beulah, Newcastle Emlyn. October 28. GLAMORGAN, Nursery, Lee Bowden, Nelson.

lift and four for line deviations down the first fetch. When asked, she turned and saw her second packet of sheep. Some dogs started to come in beneath their sheep over the second gather, while others went wide and out of sight. Grace remained in view and although the line of her gather appeared to be tight, her sheep never moved away from the peg as she approached. From the 30 points allocated for the turn back and second gather Grace dropped five. She had a clean lift before losing three points for line down her second fetch. The sheep were turned into the left-hand drive at a post about 25 yards in front of the handler. Grace had a good drive, losing five points for minor wavers. In the shedding ring the sheep were not easy and she lost four points here. Both man and dog had to work to

Alexander Wilkinson and Grace’s total of 135 secured the Osberton double gather title.

put all eight sheep into the deep pen which had no gate. No-one penned cleanly. Grace lost three points at the pen giving her a score of 135 and a one-point advantage.

Geordie Simpson bags top three spots at Creich Scotland: Sine Robertson GEORDIE Simpson took the top three places at Creich with Hemp, Kim and Celt respectively. The NCC ewes and gimmers ran well on a flat field, but some young dogs found them hard to lift. Hemp ran out well, had a waver at the start of the fetch and a good drive, but for two ewes slipping the first drive gate. A clean pen and shed completed the winning run. Kim also ran out well, but her sheep fought her from the lift and missed the fetch gate. Once they were on line, Kim managed them round the course well. Celt ran out well, but the line of the fetch wavered. The drive started well, but the sheep missed the cross-drive gate. Celt penned after one ewe broke round the pen. A clean shed delivered third place and completed Geordie’s hat-trick.

The Mules and Aberfield ewes at Bute ran very well from the start of the day to the end. The course was set on a flat field with a hollow near the lift which could put sheep and dogs out of sight. JockWelsh’s Tanhill Sam had a good outrun and, out of Jock’s sight, lifted and stopped the sheep from veering off line. Sam fetched his sheep on a straight line. The drive started well, and after a hiccup at the first drive gate, the ewes went through and made a good cross-drive. A clean pen and shed set the seal on the winning run. Mixed breeds of ewes ran very well on a flat field at Yetholm. David Henderson’s Star had a nice steady run with no holes. Bevis Jordan’s Bozo had a similar course, but one awkward ewe fought him at the pen. Bozo finished only two points short of Star.

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Wales: Claire Ridge NANTMEL raised £500 for Air Ambulance and the course on a flat field could be gathered either way, with a 300-yard outrun. The drives were right-handed and dogs needed to keep contact with the sheep to catch the first drive gate. The tricky cross-drive needed to be approached with care as several dogs were caught out. The improved Welsh ewes Committee novice 1, S. Ledger (Lofthouse) Bess, 68 of 90; 2, A. Procter (Great Musgrave) Tess, 63; 3, J. Edgar, Redgate Dot, 54. NORTHUMBERLAND League, Otterburn (P. Wilson, Rothbury) Open (44 ran) 1, B. Jordan (Whitfield) Cis, 76 of 100; 2, K. Preston (Elsdon) Roy, 68; 3, B. Jordan, Bozo, 67; 4, M. Davidson (Alnwick) Angus, 66; 5, D. Henderson (Allendale) Star, 65; 6, J. Pattinson (Bardon Mill) Jean, 64. Novice, S. Pearson (Morpeth) Gelert. TRAWDEN, Lower Twiston, Clitheroe, Lancashire (T. Huddleston) Open (39 ran) 1, J. Cropper (Deerplay) Gil, 88 of 100; 2, A. Bradley (Crosthwaite) Bess, 82; 3, T. Wilson (Ribchester) Tarn, 77; 4, S. Cropper (Deerplay) Rob, 76; 5, R. Watson, Kemi Ross, 76; 6, K. Cropper (Shap) Faenor Bute, 73. Sponsored by Wuffit Mix.

Welsh results


English results OSBERTON, Osberton Estate, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, (Judge, N. Jones, Kilham) Double gather open (29 ran) 1, A. Wilkinson (Thurgoland) Grace, 135 of 160; 2, R. Watson (Millom) Kemi Ross, 134; 3, A. Temple (Holmrook) Jan, 133; 4, D. Bristow (Murton) Moss, 130 OLF; 5, D. Bristow, Nell, 130; 6, J. Howard (Holme) Lad, 129. EAST ANGLIAN, Ickworth Park, Horringer, Suffolk (A. Blackmore, Ledbury) Saturday open (39 ran) 1, R. Hutchinson (Littledale) Denwyn Moya, 80 of 100; 2, E. Thornalley (Worlington) Nasher, 75; 3, B. Smith (Stretton on Dunsmore) Joe, 74 OLF; 4, B. Wilden (Ipswich) Sam, 74; 5, R. Hutchinson, Sweep, 68; 6, S. Perello (Littledale) Murguia Jim, 66. Novice, 1, R. Little (Kerdiston) Lenka, 48 of 100 OLF; 2, A. Bartram (Norwich) Hazel, 48; 3, J. McBride (Grantham) Gus, 46; 4, G. Bharakhda (Finningham) Joe, 41. (S. Perello) Sunday open (34 ran) 1, R. Hutchinson, Jock, 89 of 100; 2, M. Jenkins (Littledale) Adelph Ember, 83; 3, S. Jenkins (Themelthorpe) Shadwell Aura, 78; 4, R. Hutchinson, Denwyn Moya, 75; 5, E. Thornalley, Nasher, 72 OLF; 6, M. Jenkins, Katie, 72. Best drive, R. Hutchinson, Jock. Novice, 1, J. Gregory (Milden) Bob, 64 of 100; 2, J. Moloney (Gosfield) Floss, 58; 3, G. Bharakhda, Joe, 46; 4, M. Angood (Chatteris) Phoebe, 40. WINDERMERE, Totterbank, Crosthwaite, Cumbria (P. Rigby, Skelsmergh) Nursery (33 ran) 1, P. Ellis (New Hutton) Isla, 84 of 90; 2, T. Huddleston (Caton) Udale Bronte, 83; 3, J. Bentham (Windermere) Ruby, 82 OLF; 4, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Maddy, 82; 5, Thomas Longton (Quernmore) Joe, 80 OLF; 6, B. Helliwell (Lancaster) Rousse, 80. New Handler S. Rigby (Skelsmergh) Danny, 64. RYEDALE, Windy Hill Farm, Hutton Rudby, Yarm (S. Cornforth, Egton) Nursery (38 ran) 1, G. Blyth (Roos) Jodie, 83 of 90; 2, G. Blyth, Hilston Silk, 82; 3, J. Goulder (Pickering) Valmis Kismet, 80; 4, P. Exelby (Nun Appleton) Jess, 79 OLF; 5, T. Simpson (Hutton Rudby) Mist, 79; 6, B. Moore (Bedale) Mist, 78. HAYFIELD, The Grouse Field, Glossop, Derbyshire, (M. Heathcote, Buxton) Nursery (22 ran) 1, P. Hallam (Foxt) Rock Face Finn, 75 of 90; 2, R. Heath (Macclesfield) Meg, 70; 3, W. Bell (Earby) Ruby, 69 OLF; 4, A. Wilkinson, Kate, 69; 5, J. Conway (Glossop) Nell, 50. Novice, 1, S. Cottrell (Congleton) Jess, 82 of 90; 2, J. Hussey (Manchester) Highgate Hill, 80; 3, J. Richardson (Strinesdale) Cerro, 72; 4, L. Bone (Holmfirth) Blue, 70. Beginners, 1, A. Brathnova, Aodhfin, 61 of 90; 2, K. Radcliffe (Rowarth) Nell, 43. HERON ROCK, Little Hayfield, Derbyshire, (J. Dumbleton, Bollington) Nursery (37 ran) 1, J. Gilman (Bosley) Jazz, 79 of 90 OLF; 2, G. Bonsall (Slindon) Jake, 79; 3, P. Hallam, Bob, 74 OLF; 4, A. Wilkinson, Kate, 74; 5, R. Spooner (Chinley)

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High Peak Lux, 73; 6, J. Mellor (Hayfield) Dave, 71. Novice, 1, S. Allen (Butterton) Rock, 87 of 100; 2, S. Cottrell, Jess, 74; 3, L. Bone, Blue, 67; 4, R. Spooner, Knockmaa Cain, 65. Beginner, L. Brathnova, Aodhfin, 62 of 90. COWLOW, Middle Farm, Cowlow, Buxton, Derbyshire, (I. Hulme, Cowlow) Nursery (44 ran) 1, R. Thackeray (Golcar) Jip, 81 of 90; 2, J. Gilman, Jazz, 76; 3, P. Williams (Treuddyn) Glen, 75; 4, J. Gilman, Blitz, 74; 5, G. Bonsall, Jake, 71. Novice 1, S. Allen, Rock, 73 of 90; 2, D. Whitehead (Edgworth) Omega Tom, 70; 3, S. Ruckstuhl, Mac, 68; 4, R. Spooner, Knockmaa Cain, 66. Beginner N. Priestley (Bamford) Nell. SLACKSDALE, Peak Forest, Derbyshire (J. Fletcher, Chesterfield) Nursery (48 ran) 1, J. Gilman, Jazz, 70 of 90; 2, W. Bell, Ruby, 67; 3, P. Hallam, Highgate Bob, 65; 4, G. Bonsall, Jake, 64; 5, R. Thackeray, Jip, 61 OLF; 6, P. Williams, Glen, 61. Novice, 1, W. Hurley (Macclesfield Forest) Jack, 63 of 90; 2, I. Gregory (Peak Forest) Nell, 60; 3, D. Whitehead, Omega Tom, 55. Beginner, N. Priestley, Nell, 46. NORTH WESTMORLAND, Penruddock, Penrith (G. Fearon, Borrowdale) Nursery (46 ran) 1, J. Harrison (Shap) Knockmaa Rex, 75 of 90; 2, D. Scrimgeour (Wigton) Jet, 74; 3, L. de Ravel (Wigton) Meg, 68; 4, M. Glasgow (Stodday) Mist, 68; 5, G. Miller (Penruddock) Pik, 68; 6, D. Purdham, Maddy, 67. Novice, 1, G. Miller, Barney, 72 of 90; 2, M. Jones (Howtown) Cap, 71; 3, N. McNally (Roadhead) Mac, 69; 4, P. Ellis, Flick, 63. New handler, 1, K. Walton (Malham) Moss. RYDALE, Green End, Goathland, Egton (B. Gullen, Glaisdale) Nursery (18 ran) 1, B. Harland (Pickering) Shep, 77 of 90; 2, P. Law (Hull) Gwen, 75; 3, J. Atkinson (Escrick) Rock, 72; 4, G. Blyth, Hilston Silk, 65; 5, J. Simpson (Hutton Rudby) Ken, 60; 6, C. Cutler (Easby) Jill, 59. NORTHERN, East Mellwaters, Bowes, Co Durham (V. Smith, Brampton) Nursery (35 ran) 1, P. Schellhorne (Ferryhill) Gunnerwell Ted, 75 of 90; 2, R. Dupuy (Bowes) Tess, 71; 3, E. Procter (Great Musgrave) Jodie, 67; 4, E. Irvine (Ewesley) Dan, 66; 5, J. Edgar (Consett) Redgate Trim, 63; 6, J. Howes (Hamsterley) Redgate Meg, 61.

WEOBLEY, Open national, 1, D. Evans (Libanus) Lass, 13; 2, P. Tomkins (Llandindod Wells) Lyn, 13; 3, D. Evans, Nell, 19; 4, P. Tomkins, Foxridge Roy, 26 OLF; 5, D. Bayliss (Penybont) Fleet, 26; 6, D. Evans, Tess, 27. Novice national, 1, D. Bayliss, Fleet, 26;2, D. Evans, Maid, 31; 3, G. Powell, Awel, 32; 4, CM. Soar (Martletwy) Mali, 36. CWM PENNANT, (H. Pugh) Open national, 1, D. Jenkins (Talybont) Jock, 9; 2, A. Owen (Penysarn) Glenys, 10; 3, JR. Griffith (Talysarn) Sam, 11 OLF; 4, E.L. Morgan (Aberystwyth) Spot, 11; 5, E.W. Edwards (Ruthin) Clwyd Robin, 14; 6, T.E. Jones (Y Bermo) Fly, 15. NEW ROW, (J. George) Open national, 1, J. Evans (Swyddyffynnon) Glen, 6; = 2, K. Evans (Libanus) Jim, 8.5; = 2, A. Price (Llandindod Wells) Mirk, 8.5; 4, D. Jenkins (Talybont) Jock, 9.5; 5, E. Howells (Capel Madog) Don, 10.5; 6, J. Wheaton (Port Talbot) Kim, 11.5. Open South Wales, 1, M. Williams (Welshpool) Pepsi, 6; 2, D.I. Morgan (Aberystwyth) Scott, 7.5; 3, D. Jenkins, Moss, 7. 5; 4, M. Morgan (Tregaron) Jill, 9; 5, D. Jenkins, Don, 9.5; = 6, A. Morgan (Mwnt) Preseli Lad, 10; = 6, J. Evans, Rick, 10. PONTERWYD, (C. Jones) Open national session one, 1, J. Evans, Rick, 9; 2, K. Evans, Kemi Ross, 10; 3, N. Watkins (Llanddesant) Tanhill Alex, 12; 4, L. Williams (Llandeilo) Bathmoor Bet, 13; 5, J. Price (Aberystwyth) Tess, 14; 6, D. Jenkins, Jock, 15. Novice national, 1, J. Evans, Rick, 9; 2, K. Evans, Kemi Ross, 10; 3, L. Williams (Llandeilo) Bet, 13. (J.Price) Open national session two, 1, D. Jenkins, Don, 13; 2, E.L. Morgan (Aberystwyth) Glen, 16; 3, A. Price, Mirk, 19; 4, V. Morris, Gwyn, 22; 5, C. Ridge, Blue, 26; 6, O. Lewis (Devils Bridge) Bruce, 30. Novice national, 1, D. Jenkins, Don, 13; 2, O. Lewis, Bruce, 30; 3, R. Davies (Lampeter) Nell, 35. REDBROOK, (S. Main) Open national, 1, A. Owen (Penyfed) Llangwm Cap, 2; 2, A. Williams (Penmachno) Max, 5; 3, A. Davies (Bryneglwys) Peg, 8 OLF; 4, K. Schwarze (Prion) Brenig Dot, 8; 5, A. Driscoll (Llanlawddog) Kinloch Carlos, 12; 6, P. Williams (Treuddyn) Meg, 13. REDBRICK, Nursery heat 6 (S. Main) 1, B. Davies (Bryneglwys) North Tyne Lasi, 7; 2, A. Driscoll, Kinloch Carlos, 12; 3, K. Schwarze, Brenig Tobi, 13; 4, B. Behr (Llansannan) Bendigedig Leni, 17 OLF; 5, D. Williams (Abermule) Fly, 17; 6, M. Mcnaught (Rhosygwaliau) Penrhiw Theo, 18; 7, S. Harden (Pembroke) Sweep, 18; 8, A. Driscoll, Kinloch Pele, 18. CEREDIGION, Three Counties Team (W.P. Lloyd Jones) 1, D Jenkins Jock (Captain); 2, I. Evans, Gwnnws Fly; 3, L. Evans, Zac; 4, J. Price, Tess; 5, E. Lloyd, Fly; 6, D. Rees,

worked well all day. Run in packs of four, they needed handling firmly but with care. Last year’s winner of the afternoon session, Steve Lewis, took the title again, this time with a son of Fan, twoyear-old home-bred Chum. On his first time running national-style, Chum had a clean start and took good control of the sheep losing only three points on the fetch. Seven points were lost on the drives before finishing with a two-point loss at the pen. Meg; 7, E.L. Morgan, Nel; 8, O. Lewis, Bruce; 9, B. Evans, Spot; 10, R. Davies, Nell; 11, D. Roberts, Beck; 12, H. Lewis, Mali; Reserve, E. Hope, Tess; J. Evans, Rick. GLAMORGAN, (J. Wheaton) Nursery, 1, D. Howells (Port Talbot) Sky, 19; 2, D. Howells, Mick, 21; 3, D. Millichap (Tonyrefail) Jack, 25; 4, D. Meek (Maesteg) Cole, 27; 5, C. Gordon (Gower) Joe, 32; 6, D. Millichap, Lad, 34. Novice, 1, D. Meek, Jill, 22; 2, C. Gordon, Sky, 27 OLF; 3, D. Howells, Sky, 27; 4, L. Bowden, Joe, 28 OLF; 5, D. Meek, Cole, 28; 6, D. Howells, Mick, 32. NANTMEL, (R. Jones) Open national session one, 1, C. Ridge, Blue, 6; 2, K. Evans, Kemi Ross, 9; 3, P. Williams, Jan, 10; 4, S. Lewis (Llanelli) York, 15; 5, B. Lewis (Penybont) Dell, 16; 6, S. George (Llangennech) Cai, 19. Novice national, 1, C. Ridge, Blue, 6; 2, K. Evans, Kemi Ross, 9; 3, P. Williams, Jan, 10; 4, S. Lewis, York, 15. (I. Evans) Open national session two, 1, S. Lewis (Elan Valley) Chum, 12; 2, V. Morris (Clun) Gwyn, 13; 3, J. Wheaton (Port Talbot) Kerry, 14; 4, G. Powell (Gladestry) Awell, 16 OLF; 5, S. Lewis, York, 16; 6, Y. Abrey (Brecon) Malta Jess, 18. Novice national, 1, S. Lewis, Chum, 12; 2, G. Powell, Awell, 16 OLF; 3, S. Lewis, York, 16; 4, CM. Soar (Martletwy) Ziggy, 18. CARMARTHEN, (Malcolm Ellis) Puppy, 1, A. Driscoll, Kinloch Pele, 12; 2, A. Driscoll, Kinloch Carlos, 15; 3, H. Thomas (Cwrt Henri) Jet, 28; 4, M. Jones (Maesybont) Jimmy, 29 OLF; 5, G. Lewis (Gwynfe) Glen, 29; 6, G. Lewis, Henna, 41. Nursery, 1, A. Driscoll, Kinloch Pele, 12; 2, A. Driscoll, Kinloch Carlos, 15; 3, L. Williams, Bathmoor Bet, 18; 4, H. Thomas, Jet, 28; 5, M. Jones, Jimmy, 29 OLF; 6, G. Lewis, Glen, 29. GLOUCESTERSHIRE/GWENT, (G. Jones) Nursery, 1, N. Matthews (Tenby) Peg, 15; 2, N. Matthews, Kim, 22; 3, A. Blackmore (Ledbury) Rosewood Zack, 31; 4, R. Lewis (Lisvane) Nan, 32; 5, A. Blackmore, Quories Mist, 37; 6, B. Morgan (Pandy) Hugh, 49. Novice, 1, R. Lewis, Nan, 11; 2, A. Blackmore, Spotty, 14; 3, A. Blackmore, Rosewood Glen, 29; 4, S. Currie (Tredegar) Floss, 31; 5, B. Morgan, Hugh, 37; 6, B. Watts (Lydney) Nell, 14. HEREFORDSHIRE AND SHROPSHIRE Minsterley, Beginners, Rob Morris, Tess; Barbara House, Bet. Nursery, 1, Lesley Jones, Toby; 2, Pat Hulburd, Mia; 3, Lorna Owen, Jan; 4, Keith Evans, Bob; 5, Rupert Cure, Peg. Novice, 1, Pauline Thomas, Peg; 2, Gordon Morgan, Ben; 3, Gayle Forrester, Edmund; 4, Lesley Jones, Jill; 5, Gordon Morgan, Mirk; 6, Jo Grocott, Taffe.

Scottish results BUTE, (A. Watson, Shotts ) Open (53 ran) 1, J.R. Welsh (Dalrymple) Tanhill Sam, 93;2, C.M. Magnusson (Mid Derry) Wheatwood Bee, 91; 3, L. Gast (Scalpsie) Ben, 90; 4, J.R. Welsh, Cree, 89;5, C.M. Magnusson, Sprout, 86; 6, 3,C. Toner (Drimsynie) Ali, 85; £100 raised for Bute dialysis unit. YETHOLM, (K. Preston, Elsdon) Open (56 ran) 1, D. Henderson (Allendale) Star, 90; 2, B. Jordan (Whitfield) Bozo, 88; 3, C. Balmbro (Wooler) Scott, 87; 4, M. Northwood (West Woodburn) Queen, 85; 5, P. Turnbull (Debdon) Mick, 84; 6, D. Wallace (Blyth Bridge) Boy, 82; Novice, P. Howe (Hawick) Mirk, 76. CREICH, (M, Cameron, Lerwick) Open (19 ran) 1, G. Simpson (Forgue) Hemp, 88; 2, G. Simpson (Forgue) Kim, 85; 3, G. Simpson (Forgue) Celt, 80; 4, H. Johnstone (Fyvie) Kyle, 77; 5, I. Sutherland (Strathnaver) Sid, 75; 6, W. Cormack (Dunnet) Nap, 60.

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Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

41 79 110 12 128 26 149 20 22 57 234 43 45 70 7 4 1 8 8 4 27 2 1 3 214 58 265 47 222 162 32 21 58 49 26 134 335 1 19 223 23 35 32 164

164.12 161.00 120.50 173.00 198.00 129.50 192.00 184.64 246.00 132.07 172.30 174.75 161.50 131.33 209.25 217.50 150.44 171.00 204.20 178.00 181.75 230.00 157.00 189.50 170.16 219.29 68.00 239.50 180.28 129.50 161.00

198.64 167.38 175.07 182.33 194.00 187.67 181.58 180.25 189.97 200.00 162.21 183.44 173.83 180.00 163.50 157.67 205.50 191.36 228.50 174.91 165.33 198.61 196.75 184.40 189.50 200.09 183.60 181.70 175.87 218.33 242.17 210.67 170.83 217.50 165.12 179.00

195.27 120.77 169.78 184.00 185.33 187.00 200.31 186.83 197.38 193.00 171.50 169.50 143.00 118.00 168.00 195.00 189.64 217.50 159.25 119.50 180.70 168.50 166.33 192.43 159.78 167.50 175.11 193.75 196.70 155.50 213.17 205.00 189.50

198.00 162.00 191.00 169.00 197.47 206.00 166.50 176.50 213.30 207.10 127.83 153.44 162.80 174.00 128.50 191.53 165.83 151.75 145.50 191.50 222.50 195.67 199.77 170.00 149.33 142.58 228.25 203.50 236.81 213.17 131.00 213.79

208.92 191.36 187.38 138.50 217.20 182.64 207.83 182.67 201.93 229.62 182.62 175.29 186.87 229.50 200.00 171.25 102.00 154.00 132.00 196.74 234.74 187.51 165.21 204.79 228.64 198.58 223.30 194.73 177.24 168.81 177.38 230.39 254.70 228.11 197.83 191.70 179.25 219.54

203.80 170.33 189.75 198.00 148.67 190.12 155.50 191.00 207.13 168.70 160.36 162.00 106.50 225.50 112.50 150.50 179.00 118.00 192.62 233.75 161.50 183.86 183.42 209.91 210.00 182.25 192.31 189.12 167.30 167.61 211.70 165.83 222.54 198.00 229.31 189.25 203.50

172.90 169.88 152.67 151.39 184.50 147.53 183.57 147.33 135.00 173.30 199.50 175.25 166.50 165.46 130.00 164.31 167.50 161.82 192.83 168.33 166.41

190.18 179.39 140.00 177.77 179.73 169.00 178.06 192.00 190.65 206.17 184.09 191.87 179.69 180.00 189.53 181.42 202.83 181.52

185.88 189.93 187.94 183.88 201.60 152.67 147.50 127.50 167.00 191.39 203.64 185.38 193.15 186.68 204.42 176.68 213.50 196.31

5 93 137 80 4 62 324 15 3 24 92 24 82 108 7 23 25 6 11 47 114 51 36 20 3 38 8 120 25 43 50 7 45 22 11 22 128 14 43 41 31 32 17 10

228.00 170.00 231.00 205.00 204.33 -

185.00 248.67 225.25 190.57 225.25 221.11 150.80 171.75

218.00 128.17 212.33 209.59 92.95 189.77

203.67 91.00 217.00 100.17 185.55 219.71 212.25 137.25

231.33 214.50 169.00 243.08 219.00 192.71 230.37 220.89 165.75 196.00

238.00 210.11 170.00 233.43 190.00 154.81 209.71 217.70 177.24


196.00 146.50 166.00

210.00 151.00 168.50 173.00

261 51 45 84 27 74 55 53 263 245

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112.69 118.92 119.65 105.08 -

96.45 89.32 70.00 92.65 86.81 103.50 88.30 96.93 48.50 90.42 93.36 104.50 97.67 76.79 89.86 87.76 98.05 87.00 112.50 76.74 78.38 105.29 110.00 105.53 117.00 60.00 80.92 99.50 87.71 86.79 96.73 73.46 83.64 122.75

98.60 113.70 97.62 65.00 116.00 127.74 126.39 106.67 133.00 119.33 98.00 120.11 105.74 89.57 131.77 117.50 104.75 126.80 102.16 116.46 102.42 114.80 110.00 92.83 124.67 101.20 84.26 137.89 101.40 121.10 130.00 98.60 99.59 137.33 84.89 108.83 121.61 81.33 125.42 143.00

1503 756 1853 686 580 2487 551 1059 554 1606 560 642 1562 408 2039 771 353 930 477 257 904 1573 398 589 15 971 456 2124 494 562 808 3588 77 2258 274 1090 181 864 1265 1359 2467 451 1294 908 2062 106 290 399 1221 321 621 2816 955 315 376 714 500 197 309 930 120 300 643 369



82.30 80.20 75.40 89.10 91.80 -

108.50 99.00 98.00 94.30 94.90 102.60 125.90 113.20 111.70 123.50

1379 741 872 879 558 443 616 2379 638 1524 1245 2471 1004

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

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0 1 4 7

7 0 5 0


6 2 0

0 3

7 0


9 0 0

0 0



9 3


2 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

1503 756 1853 686 580 2487 551 1059 554 1606 560 642 1562 408 2039 771 353 930 477 257 904 1573 398 589 15 971 456 2124 494 562 808 3588 77 2258 274 1090 181 864 1265 1359 2467 451 1294 908 2062 106 290 399 1221 321 621 2816 955 315 376 714 500 197 309 930 120 300 643 369

166.67 142.23 133.30 158.79 126.54 129.00 172.00 160.90 133.30 89.00 146.30 134.00 182.76 102.00 50.00 103.15 171.37 110.05 78.00 158.71 156.58 174.43 149.74 159.92 119.75 172.10 133.14 145.00 145.30 131.10 150.00 73.00

192.77 164.54 162.56 165.47 172.42 157.69 160.76 163.09 164.40 172.19 175.20 160.37 168.64 183.36 170.77 162.63 153.69 155.72 149.23 162.71 121.60 176.46 147.21 154.23 179.00 152.88 154.52 158.21 171.62 169.43 155.86 173.28 156.58 162.70 164.26 156.99 166.64 144.12 171.55 177.70 184.42 146.71 154.68 191.65 163.79 165.35 175.00 164.88 163.90 159.38 160.09 157.69 192.50 150.40 184.30 164.51 117.04

182.88 168.90 168.62 163.05 177.06 162.23 163.43 176.04 166.82 172.68 168.67 158.63 175.65 185.11 173.58 164.31 160.88 152.83 154.57 165.60 161.17 169.62 170.57 165.22 161.40 162.24 182.32 184.45 156.02 166.92 156.31 164.89 163.96 183.77 164.05 166.44 154.40 166.91 176.16 168.67 168.20 163.08 173.19 171.20 178.53 160.11 163.72 183.82 167.33 173.34 178.03 175.80 163.75 161.55 153.39 164.67 167.01 161.60 156.59 199.86 150.95 174.61 167.84 165.34

164.62 167.09 164.94 153.10 168.19 159.30 165.40 169.96 159.35 159.34 163.04 154.87 162.70 185.16 167.91 162.06 160.12 143.10 153.05 167.23 152.61 157.81 177.47 161.83 166.30 159.59 174.73 167.48 159.28 168.74 151.16 159.87 162.36 173.80 162.34 165.55 152.80 162.94 162.88 165.36 166.16 160.03 156.78 166.20 167.75 149.47 163.91 161.92 163.71 169.10 172.83 165.68 160.98 161.04 162.63 164.67 170.69 165.42 154.44 187.46 153.50 163.09 168.75 169.48

183.04 168.26 165.58 163.11 175.83 160.05 163.16 173.39 166.33 172.63 170.80 158.89 174.58 184.40 172.60 163.71 159.94 154.04 154.04 165.07 153.96 169.57 165.11 165.22 161.40 160.90 182.07 175.10 155.71 164.29 156.61 165.62 162.93 183.43 164.05 162.18 154.40 166.70 174.90 167.82 165.86 158.74 172.10 172.81 179.16 156.19 160.81 184.59 167.11 171.76 177.31 174.63 163.75 161.40 153.39 163.99 167.01 161.60 156.75 199.73 150.84 177.50 167.28 154.44

680 853 679 228 53 1437 543 166 324 172 277 373 66 1071 527 96 401 314 17 205 432 649 293 809 10 276 210 5422 8 711 220 335 17 551 766 477 694 155 1092 159 727 121 214 94 1 44 330 418 401 89 2 243 61 51 86 177 81 291 58

54.79 40.08 45.57 48.23 42.55 37.81 46.21 51.04 43.03 43.22 49.41 45.63 36.92 57.96 44.20 43.74 47.97 50.76 49.00 51.13 50.02 39.86 59.26 40.36 33.60 49.12 53.54 52.14 66.25 43.49 48.72 46.40 55.00 44.78 47.46 54.83 28.83 53.27 54.76 54.70 61.41 42.13 38.17 63.05 70.00 58.36 37.10 45.03 46.11 45.47 32.50 51.77 48.84 38.41 38.43 63.55 72.42 60.16 59.33

1379 741 872 879 558 443 616 2379 638 1524 1245 2471 1004

148.19 171.00 126.98 172.00 114.58 150.00 146.33 137.39 -

158.70 166.08 133.12 171.15 120.59 116.00 163.00 160.91 181.00 177.91 146.09 162.07 152.02

166.86 170.55 163.07 167.04 157.10 161.29 148.71 166.65 166.25 174.62 171.77 167.09 159.98

162.53 165.40 156.03 161.53 158.48 156.63 149.97 162.36 158.29 165.82 167.26 164.73 158.23

164.23 169.98 161.98 168.55 156.96 145.60 148.80 165.64 166.60 174.92 170.62 165.79 159.28

Source: IAAS/ScotEID

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578 403 181 487 357 1011 236 1244 414 695 465 1475 1

46.10 49.59 51.28 53.56 46.92 42.03 51.46 47.95 45.90 58.35 46.65 44.04 60.00

Market day(s) week ending October 10 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

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

Total cattle number

Light average

6 67 11 119 6 3 -

104.60 171.50 -


Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

180.85 196.00 199.00 176.53 159.50 -

197.17 172.20 187.00 174.43 -

208.00 187.00 -

161.50 210.56 190.67 193.00 192.50 145.50 -

201.87 206.00 178.95 130.00 -

YOUNG BULLS Light average 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

Medium average


Heavy average

Total cow number

Grade 1 average

Grade 3 average

Dairy sired average

Beef sired average

182.00 -

16 60 62 82 13 6 28 -



82.89 87.94 58.80 79.58 84.00 95.90 -

100.71 112.98 108.96 108.84 105.80 56.80 110.18 -

156.40 -

181.88 -

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

522 639 713 1223 479 411 86 426 825 484 177 1804 244 392 2782 3243 524 453 4604 221

140.84 142.00 131.29 147.63 152.66 142.75 152.10 148.72 144.05 155.71 155.94 150.44 156.76 151.32 149.27 160.53

152.57 158.72 151.28 163.38 162.22 162.09 164.21 178.71 162.00 162.59 153.41 171.01 170.77 170.32 164.19 157.77 166.09 163.41

157.45 169.94 158.16 168.08 155.00 170.27 168.27 174.95 178.14 174.88 172.48 168.85 160.66 170.66 180.92 183.13 176.35 166.35 172.96 165.14

157.00 176.70 174.89 164.00 164.56 166.57 165.06 173.79 160.59 165.34 166.34 159.26 166.83 177.22 178.24 171.07 156.43 165.08 165.75

148.58 168.65 142.15 164.31 153.69 161.81 168.27 174.95 168.82 169.86 166.77 163.97 158.13 164.76 174.86 177.45 172.36 157.50 167.74 164.10

300 142 436 410 413 152 55 7 974 73 1 930 932 173 23 2013 125

52.21 43.14 41.05 43.05 46.54 14.14 35.13 31.43 34.51 40.00 55.00 35.30 45.23 61.78 38.30 36.94 42.08


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6-12 month steers

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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.

No. / Av.

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No. / Av.

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-/24/656.9 -/3/275.0 -/9/956.1 1/365.0 -/29/619.7 5/633.6 11/480.0 -/-/14/771.1 -/6/495.0 96/695.1 -/-/3/758.3 -/11/891.4 42/936.2 -/-/-/81/770.6 -/-/-/-/-/-/48/1038.2 103/711.7 -/13/448.5 4/990.0 -/-/-/4/485.0 3/745.0 17/682.1 -/-/8/485.0 33/698.2 11/700.5 17/666.6 -/-/-/5/788.0 25/775.1 -/4/795.0 36/614.4 -/-/-/-/21/759.8

13/892.7 43/859.9 -/15/714.7 -/23/944.6 16/681.3 10/755.5 91/937.6 23/853.7 20/785.5 -/-/48/848.8 -/45/725.2 49/810.5 -/-/61/810.0 -/120/977.7 111/1036.7 -/39/681.7 -/14/785.0 18/1146.3 -/6/898.3 -/-/-/124/1029.8 27/882.6 -/12/788.8 14/829.6 -/-/-/5/885.0 21/849.0 40/879.4 -/-/25/697.6 90/728.8 15/731.3 5/600.2 -/-/-/41/888.4 11/954.4 -/46/885.7 30/820.8 -/-/-/-/22/869.8

30/909.8 36/945.6 -/17/879.1 -/2/1042.5 16/798.4 7/854.3 88/1014.0 28/829.3 22/938.6 -/-/15/892.7 -/60/1016.8 38/870.2 -/-/78/929.9 -/76/1145.5 69/1168.0 -/33/793.3 -/2/860.0 18/1106.4 -/103/1017.6 -/-/-/14/1069.6 34/1023.8 -/11/874.1 51/925.9 -/-/-/16/956.9 39/894.0 72/1009.7 -/-/35/759.2 166/981.4 6/785.8 20/999.4 -/-/-/37/1002.7 46/1041.8 -/10/921.5 3/1016.7 -/-/-/-/22/884.5

1/720.0 30/479.5 -/23/315.4 -/2/805.0 1/490.0 2/547.5 27/518.9 1/345.0 12/450.4 -/-/15/654.3 -/16/420.0 96/564.2 -/-/4/390.0 -/18/565.3 19/803.9 1/390.0 2/282.0 -/60/688.7 -/-/-/-/-/-/38/903.6 62/588.1 -/8/426.9 -/-/-/-/4/382.5 -/5/506.0 -/-/4/457.5 40/612.4 14/682.5 8/669.0 -/-/-/-/15/612.5 -/6/544.2 29/469.7 -/1/500.0 -/-/9/705.0

22/786.8 45/679.2 -/6/424.2 -/42/853.6 5/516.0 5/652.0 145/824.1 28/725.3 13/659.2 -/-/78/810.3 -/35/542.0 39/646.2 -/-/32/693.9 -/99/847.5 123/884.1 2/617.5 21/652.8 -/14/702.9 36/991.9 -/7/707.1 -/-/-/122/904.7 20/855.0 -/10/683.5 2/652.5 -/-/-/17/819.1 8/766.3 24/750.6 -/1/300.0 10/615.2 76/725.7 31/695.3 -/-/-/-/72/777.5 51/769.3 -/9/697.2 14/702.9 -/-/-/-/23/802.8

34/809.7 43/777.7 -/19/740.3 -/3/941.7 14/616.4 4/815.0 110/886.2 23/708.8 8/869.4 -/-/58/892.4 -/47/825.7 69/748.4 -/-/65/738.7 -/102/946.8 80/1025.2 -/31/720.8 -/1/110.0 20/1065.3 -/46/892.6 -/-/-/16/930.9 41/911.7 -/16/862.8 25/806.0 -/-/-/31/857.4 21/735.7 44/922.8 -/-/13/690.5 122/802.2 4/853.8 18/816.2 -/-/-/45/862.6 44/979.0 -/8/803.1 8/936.9 -/-/-/-/12/803.3

9/476.7 -/-/9/383.9 -/-/-/-/12/585.4 18/700.8 -/-/-/2/842.5 -/14/497.1 55/544.0 -/-/1/300.0 -/8/456.9 1/870.0 3/525.0 13/232.7 -/21/593.8 -/-/2/500.0 -/-/-/1/665.0 7/724.3 -/3/346.7 -/-/-/-/-/-/1/330.0 -/-/9/487.8 15/462.3 1/885.0 15/539.9 -/-/-/9/558.9 7/484.3 -/1/660.0 23/528.5 -/-/-/-/1/905.0

133/739.2 17/609.1 -/-/-/6/830.0 6/555.0 12/694.6 31/790.8 18/668.8 6/741.7 -/-/12/787.1 -/34/759.1 57/791.7 -/-/67/769.0 -/14/774.6 17/986.5 7/847.9 12/495.4 -/14/825.0 -/-/12/820.0 -/-/-/-/18/743.1 -/6/610.0 13/996.5 -/-/-/5/875.0 2/905.0 10/647.0 -/-/47/659.5 81/620.7 8/775.0 39/771.6 -/-/-/83/754.0 4/695.0 -/4/695.0 30/639.5 -/-/-/-/4/585.0

72/811.4 24/761.7 -/16/950.6 -/-/27/721.5 6/937.5 18/1052.8 37/751.5 -/-/-/14/826.8 -/66/939.4 111/920.4 -/-/108/768.6 -/21/924.8 24/1053.8 -/12/751.3 -/1/950.0 -/-/101/986.1 -/-/-/-/1/750.0 -/3/650.0 20/913.0 -/-/-/12/930.8 2/1000.0 39/966.7 -/-/35/937.9 103/837.3 4/821.3 91/870.1 -/-/-/29/770.9 7/920.0 -/6/1020.8 8/676.9 -/-/-/-/11/847.3

5/360.0 11/368.2 -/12/272.5 -/-/3/280.0 1/245.0 13/354.6 6/388.5 -/-/-/3/546.7 -/10/379.5 40/448.6 -/-/-/-/27/302.8 -/-/1/115.0 -/7/474.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/1/450.0 3/676.7 -/4/392.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/290.0 1/250.0 1/220.0 7/430.0 18/305.0 1/710.0 7/381.1 -/-/-/3/410.0 4/430.0 -/6/407.5 6/425.0 -/-/-/-/2/225.0

41/598.3 9/396.7 -/4/402.5 -/2/730.0 7/470.7 10/510.0 28/688.4 15/463.7 10/501.0 -/-/19/632.9 -/24/498.5 41/619.4 -/-/27/546.1 -/21/614.0 6/920.0 -/5/315.0 -/6/805.0 -/-/5/588.0 -/-/-/17/663.5 -/-/11/731.4 2/620.0 -/-/-/9/621.1 -/6/465.8 -/-/14/514.3 36/511.4 3/625.0 8/665.5 -/-/-/64/600.7 7/566.9 -/14/520.7 20/637.3 -/-/-/-/2/857.5

42/706.5 39/622.2 -/16/510.6 -/1/740.0 21/381.4 2/610.0 27/845.9 17/556.2 5/650.0 -/-/19/733.4 -/30/628.3 63/727.7 -/-/80/603.1 -/12/687.1 12/977.5 -/8/672.5 -/2/520.0 -/-/84/876.8 -/-/-/-/3/736.7 -/7/824.3 21/862.4 -/-/-/21/741.7 2/885.0 22/782.3 -/-/31/722.0 84/673.1 7/672.9 17/747.2 -/-/-/18/601.9 17/776.5 -/2/570.0 5/496.0 -/-/-/-/1/220.0

22/318.9 -/-/-/-/-/1/300.0 -/2/340.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/14/208.1 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/410.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/88.0 24/166.7 -/8/254.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

103/822.96 25/822.80 2/985.00 14/651.43 -/-/-/62/994.11 499/1023.69 105/898.62 -/14/1025.71 -/382/940.43 391/987.06

102/919.51 1/750.00 -/-/-/-/-/35/1008.00 48/1089.69 7/943.57 -/-/-/105/910.76 113/1067.48

7/664.29 141/691.31 241/637.12 69/582.32 -/-/-/-/79/856.14 9/852.22 -/-/-/45/700.33 33/635.61

68/830.81 27/770.37 1/990.00 8/538.75 -/-/-/67/942.99 424/927.85 62/805.89 -/5/867.00 -/330/884.50 269/874.70

63/863.02 3/753.33 -/-/-/-/-/57/969.21 46/995.33 9/756.11 -/-/-/178/842.78 163/1005.40

11/440.00 15/755.67 39/670.26 65/545.85 -/-/-/-/15/767.33 2/817.50 -/60/874.42 -/11/745.00 7/807.14

88/703.13 5/752.00 3/828.33 6/638.33 -/-/-/36/959.31 126/972.82 46/1006.63 -/420/1005.80 -/83/927.71 69/857.90

54/762.59 -/-/2/605.00 -/-/-/29/1040.17 6/1034.17 3/896.67 -/56/1196.61 -/47/968.40 33/944.39

-/12/622.50 28/600.71 38/462.89 -/-/-/-/5/751.00 -/-/20/747.50 -/6/600.00 -/-

58/599.83 7/685.00 3/760.00 2/535.00 -/-/-/22/923.64 33/835.30 8/810.00 -/281/854.23 -/44/789.77 32/760.94

41/682.44 -/2/860.00 3/553.33 -/-/-/28/966.07 4/1017.50 2/740.00 -/48/996.77 -/51/910.59 19/960.79

3/306.67 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

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

Tu\Th Mo Sa\Mo We

Mo Tu\Mo Tu Th We Fr

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


+ month ifers

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

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

/706.5 /622.2

22/318.9 -/-/-/-/-/1/300.0 -/2/340.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/14/208.1 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/410.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/88.0 24/166.7 -/8/254.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

8/400.0 3/420.0 -/-/-/-/5/380.0 9/408.9 1/245.0 8/374.5 1/565.0 -/-/5/255.0 -/2/445.0 8/345.9 -/-/12/530.0 -/2/470.0 -/-/2/540.0 -/-/-/-/3/340.0 -/-/-/-/1/690.0 -/-/3/491.7 -/-/-/2/610.0 -/-/-/-/1/365.0 19/368.9 -/-/-/-/-/1/780.0 -/-/-/4/446.3 -/-/-/-/13/540.0

12/458.3 38/748.7 -/12/655.4 -/-/41/330.0 6/620.8 41/757.7 17/418.2 35/739.3 -/-/10/718.5 -/29/740.5 26/648.7 -/-/46/682.6 -/3/470.0 -/-/42/532.6 -/-/-/-/50/772.4 -/-/-/-/-/-/6/467.5 4/551.3 -/-/-/16/610.6 -/6/506.7 -/-/2/330.0 114/640.8 1/650.0 73/720.2 -/-/-/1/1080.0 6/693.3 -/-/2/720.0 -/-/-/-/1/480.0


40.0 381.4 610.0 /845.9 556.2 650.0


/628.3 /727.7


687.1 977.5





824.3 862.4

741.7 885.0 /782.3

722.0 /673.1 672.9 747.2

601.9 776.5

570.0 496.0



860.00 553.33

/966.07 1017.50 740.00


910.59 960.79

3/216.67 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/16/459.38 -/-

20/590.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/1/410.00 -/-/-/-/-/109/589.77 -/-

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

Native heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/33/44.6 -/130/28.3 16/53.9 -/4/40.5 7/39.1 29/33.4 12/36.7 -/-/-/-/-/13/19.8 41/46.7 25/34.4 3/30.7 -/-/18/45.8 -/1/50.0 16/17.3 -/25/19.8 -/-/10/24.6 21/65.0 2/55.0 -/-/-/-/89/50.7 -/-/-/-/-/5/35.8 24/85.3 11/37.0 5/31.6 -/85/47.2 -/26/36.1 39/23.1 10/33.5 -/-/-/-/5/30.0 20/20.9 -/1/40.0 -/-/-/-

No. / Av. -/28/168.5 -/62/228.6 4/212.5 -/4/129.5 -/25/292.3 11/274.1 -/-/-/-/-/17/251.4 11/219.8 24/201.4 5/135.8 -/-/5/191.0 -/2/282.5 25/215.4 -/3/146.7 -/-/-/55/284.4 7/279.3 -/-/-/-/50/220.5 -/-/-/-/-/14/179.1 19/288.6 3/235.0 2/272.5 -/114/237.5 4/353.8 17/188.3 23/148.1 13/306.2 -/-/-/-/1/280.0 12/179.5 -/7/265.7 -/-/4/268.8

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/12/96.3 -/60/143.8 -/-/3/98.3 -/27/194.0 16/179.4 -/-/-/-/-/14/148.9 5/157.4 26/187.8 1/142.0 -/-/3/216.7 -/-/37/170.9 -/9/141.1 -/-/1/130.0 45/167.3 3/253.3 -/-/-/-/52/162.1 -/-/-/-/-/11/181.6 14/196.0 -/-/-/102/162.3 6/267.5 20/129.1 26/136.2 11/204.1 -/-/-/-/3/240.0 11/118.4 -/2/222.5 -/-/-/-

-/20/102.7 -/53/100.6 4/188.8 -/2/95.0 2/136.0 6/255.0 11/164.6 -/-/-/-/-/38/105.9 29/141.4 16/170.2 3/44.7 -/-/-/-/-/20/136.7 -/2/123.5 -/-/4/139.0 18/186.2 1/140.0 -/-/-/-/70/117.7 -/-/-/-/-/3/96.7 5/182.0 -/1/280.0 -/58/162.0 1/355.0 10/147.5 14/123.7 4/231.3 -/-/-/-/1/200.0 17/124.9 -/-/-/-/7/191.0

-/8/46.9 -/43/51.4 5/148.8 -/1/75.0 6/95.5 6/97.5 17/126.9 -/-/-/-/-/34/63.5 28/68.4 9/122.4 1/17.0 -/-/2/65.0 -/-/17/91.2 -/1/115.0 -/-/3/101.0 15/109.1 -/-/-/-/-/61/56.5 -/-/-/-/-/3/111.7 6/145.5 -/-/-/44/90.2 -/12/63.9 11/101.4 6/126.7 -/-/-/-/-/8/72.4 -/-/-/-/3/130.0

Source: IAAS/ScotEID 3/306.67 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-


2/9.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

10/206.50 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/207.50 -/-/-/-/-/-/-

9/163.89 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

3/178.33 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/265.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-

1/120.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

Market day(s) w/e October 9

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

6-12 month steers

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.

7/839.3 -/We\Th\Fr 25/500.6 Fr 4/685.0 Tu 10/665.0 Tu 5/480.0 Fr 8/972.5 Fr 10/421.0 We 5/786.0 Th 1/530.0 Th 5/824.0 -/Tu -/-

104/998.7 -/49/733.2 60/942.5 206/861.3 1/670.0 101/978.6 46/677.2 101/859.8 15/774.0 45/889.7 -/-/-

38/959.6 -/20/906.0 57/1048.9 86/999.2 2/890.0 21/985.5 29/876.4 69/1027.3 4/481.3 60/882.5 -/-/-

2/742.5 -/30/431.8 5/638.8 4/690.0 -/13/764.6 2/432.5 2/265.0 4/443.0 1/690.0 -/8/407.5

114/911.8 -/60/595.0 81/809.8 155/816.4 1/705.0 106/879.3 19/648.9 84/731.1 8/572.5 25/758.4 -/-/-

58/915.0 -/44/740.3 32/941.7 98/858.5 3/690.0 31/1011.3 25/836.0 38/879.1 6/600.5 29/867.4 -/-/-


18+ month heifers

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.

-/-/33/465.6 8/458.6 1/740.0 -/-/14/367.1 2/510.0 -/-/-/-/-

14/966.1 -/28/546.4 74/821.5 6/656.7 3/523.3 2/740.0 15/814.0 26/755.8 1/405.0 3/538.3 -/-/-

1/1150.0 -/19/795.8 28/935.1 33/850.5 12/867.1 -/15/922.0 22/876.6 12/385.0 3/705.0 -/-/-

-/-/13/221.9 -/-/-/-/5/445.0 5/321.0 -/-/-/5/393.0

5/809.0 -/36/428.8 20/578.0 19/580.3 2/457.5 4/672.5 10/576.0 25/588.4 2/370.0 31/780.6 -/-/-

3/906.7 -/32/587.7 20/947.5 50/641.1 4/462.5 -/43/664.3 14/707.9 9/380.6 10/724.0 -/-/-


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.

-/-/10/216.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

-/-/2/290.0 -/7/445.7 -/-/6/395.0 -/6/335.0 -/-/-/-

-/-/7/766.4 -/14/501.4 1/550.0 -/25/677.0 8/561.3 22/324.8 -/-/-/-

-/-/168/36.1 -/-/11/38.6 -/29/20.9 16/38.9 -/-/-/32/38.0

-/-/108/158.7 -/-/6/138.5 -/4/265.0 7/225.0 -/6/322.5 -/15/212.3

-/-/88/108.4 -/-/8/89.4 -/5/164.4 4/176.3 -/5/295.0 -/7/115.9

-/-/50/80.2 -/-/1/65.0 -/17/93.5 5/64.0 -/-/-/14/68.4


Native heifers

-/-/53/44.3 -/-/3/115.0 -/7/47.6 4/73.5 -/-/-/9/34.1


Primestock throughput, price and price change (p/kg). Week ending October 10, 2018.







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

1,159 787 1,487 3,433 56,570 247 163 257 44 1,216 852

182.34 181.25 196.92 188.40 168.37 109.47 110.67 110.96 90.64 89.03 114.00

-0.79 -5.58 -4.89 -3.29 1.78 2.74 0.82 -6.25 -7.94 -3.39 -5.42

PRICES fell back across beef rings at UK auction marts this week. Steer prices fell furthest, with a drop of 4.81p/kg to 184.41p/kg, and heifers fell 4.72p/kg to 197.54p/kg. Young bulls saw a slight drop of 0.85p/kg to 182.25p/kg. Cull cow prices dropped to 100.7p/kg, down 5.8p/kg. As numbers coming to mart


fell back, lamb prices rose 1.7p/kg





to 167.93p/kg. Cull ewes were down

Young bulls Steers Heifers All cattle NS/OS lambs (SQQ) Pigs Dairy cull Beef cull

1,174 908 1,706 3,788 65,688 711 1,409 1,455

182.25 184.41 197.54 189.66 167.93 109.12 87.96 113.86

-0.85 -4.81 -4.72 -3.18 1.70 -1.81 -3.86 -6.11

£1.25/head to £46.60/head.


Pig prices fell 1.81p/kg to 109.12p/kg. As Farmers Guardian went to press on Wednesday (October 10), UK LIFFE wheat prices for May 19 were trading at £181.50/tonne, down £1.50/t on the week.

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DEADWEIGHT CATTLE Deadweight prices for the week ending October 6, 2018.


w/e October 6

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


Mo Fr

Mo Th Mo

Tu Fr We Sa We Th

We Fr Tu We


Sa We



7532 1472 549 -

51.8 54.4 47.1 -

965 521 622 -

51.0 53.3 49.2 -

1686 2161 195 645 614 667 3268 3763 69 224 79 5193 2

55.3 53.4 45.0 47.2 47.7 55.3 51.6 61.4 43.9 49.6 56.7 55.0 12.5

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 Fr

We\Mo Th Th




264 1445 196 427 550 75 898 1091 -

34.6 43.7 50.0 55.3 45.0 48.2 39.7 52.6 -



5702 154 243 82

50.9 51.3 52.6 34.4




438 273 114 2069 216 5653 145 371 282 113 16

40.0 54.2 43.1 54.9 52.6 55.2 49.3 52.9 50.0 76.5 13.5

Tu Th Fr\Mo

We Mo Tu Sa Sa We Tu Fr Sa




Source: IAAS/ScotEID


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

Fr Fr Th Tu\Fr Fr

Mo We\Fr

Market day w/e: Oct 9

Pigs total

Porkers average

Th\Mo Tu We Mo

56 63 349 87

109.34 112.88 110.76 109.37

Week ending October 6, 2018.



132 609 1824 615 2276 -

35.0 43.9 50.4 54.3 44.0 -

1317 5966

45.7 50.9

Sep 29 51.87 37.32

Oct 5 46.64 36.07

Source: AHDB

110 | OCTOBER 12 2018

Baconers average

105.14 116.60 110.18 110.40

109.20 97.24 113.18 129.50

Cull sows total 0 9 43 4

Cull sows average 0.00 42.11 40.07 40.50

SLAUGHTERINGS Estimates for Great Britain (per thousand head),

Figures drawn from eight GB pig producer marketing groups. Prices quoted in £/head.

30kg Weighted Average 7kg Weighted Average

Cutters average

week ending October 6, 2018. 2018 Pigs* 176.64 Sheep 294.19 Steers 16.67 Heifers 14.09 Young bulls 2.41 *week ending September 29, 2018.


-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

377.8 374.9 366.2 333.1 368.4 4112

379.8 373.3 356.0 323.6 358.8 4150

378.4 384.8 371.7 340.8

4L 377.5 375.9 357.1 330.1

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

381.0 376.9 363.1 338.5 359.7 2886

389.7 389.4 380.1 343.7 385.6 3501

384.5 376.0 365.6 344.3

389.5 391.9 386.8 346.9


-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

383.0 375.8 366.5 337.9 370.2 2626

384.9 377.2 352.7 296.6 361.9 2825

383.1 379.5 372.0 337.4

384.6 377.7 357.6 330.8


Central 3

-U R O+ -O Average Number

364.5 355.3 330.3 302.8 337.9 735

367.3 354.7 335.4 302.2 338.9 418

346.7 352.1 328.1


4L 347.3 326.9 330.4 286.3

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

385.7 375.2 358.4 336.2 360.7 1924

394.3 386.1 371.0 329.3 384.6 2754

381.9 379.6 363.5 341.3

393.7 388.5 377.5 328.2

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

363.0 362.7 341.1 350.4 344.0 155

385.6 372.3 353.1 316.6 361.3 431

365.0 328.0

375.0 368.5 364.7 328.0

DEADWEIGHT SHEEP N/S deadweight prices for the week ending October 6, 2018. SQQ E U R O P

2 410.1 404.5 392.4 370.7 247.9

Medium E U R O P

2 410.2 404.5 395.6 379.0 255.0

(658) (1867) (5082) (1734) (21)

3L 412.2 404.2 392.7 377.3 246.3

(649) (1752) (3708) (574) (4)

3L 412.2 404.2 393.5 381.4 265.0

(2289) (9994) (20495) (3833) (4)

3H 397.5 393.8 387.1 371.8

Source: AHDB

(886) (5063) (9424) (1060)

4L 382.5 372.0 370.7 375.0

(885) (5023) (8689) (637)

4L 382.5 372.0 370.9 376.9

4H 348.3 346.1 346.5 353.6

(93) (732) (1616) (204)

(3) (49) (182) (32)

Average: 391.9 (65,665)

Source: AHDB/LAA


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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

% change (2017) -5.12 +6.81 -2.09 +15.72 -20.55 Source: AHDB

(2281) (9796) (18117) (2405) (1)

3H 397.5 393.9 387.9 377.9

(93) (729) (1556) (162)

4H 348.3 346.1 346.6 353.3

(3) (49) (181) (29)

Average: 393.90 (57,470) 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 (84,680 pigs, av. weight 83.34) September 23-29 compared to September 16-22

ALL PIG PRICE (APP) Great Britain (82,254 pigs, av. weight 83.01) September 16-22 compared to September 9-15

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 133.28 2.99 146.88 -0.49 148.46 -0.36 148.00 -0.48 147.03 -0.31 127.53 -0.94

EU spec up to 59.9kg 60.0 - 69.9kg 70.0 - 79.9kg 80.0 - 89.9kg 90.0 - 99.9kg over 100kg

147.21 144.58

APP (EU Spec) APP (UK Spec)

Number 510 5,067 23,218 36,710 16,843 2,332

SPP (EU Spec) SPP (UK Spec)


-0.47 -0.46

Prices in euros. Averages for week ending Sep 30, 2018 N. Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 4.05 (-0.21). Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 3.67 (-0.50). France: (ex Rungis) lamb: R 16-22kg euro/kg/dw; imported 5.30 domestic 6.40.

Number 1,089 5,887 21,876 34,712 16,416 2,274

Price Change 141.53 -6.27 151.85 -0.82 152.16 -0.54 151.83 -0.71 150.64 -0.95 129.77 -0.78 150.93 148.24

-0.81 -0.80

HAY AND STRAW Week ending October 10, 2018 ■ CARLISLE: Mon, straw, wheat, mini Hesstons to £88/tonne; oat, round bales to £42/bale; hay, round bales to £100/t. ■ BEESTON: Thurs, straw, wheat, square bales to £90/t, round bales to £100/t; spring barley, square bales to £110/t; barley, round bales to £110/t; hay, quads to £175/t.

Source: AHDB

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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



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UK DELIVERED PRICES – SUMMARY Thursday, October 3, 2018 (£ per tonne) Delivery East Anglia / London (BW)


North-West grains/ Liverpool OSR

Avonmouth feed /South bread


Central Scotland

Oct-2018 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 Oct-2018 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 Oct-2018 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 Oct-2018 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 Oct-2018 Nov-2018 Dec-2018 Feb-2019 Oct-2018 Nov-2018

Source: AHDB Bread Wheat Price Change 189.00 +2.50 190.00 +2.00 191.00 +2.00 191.50 +1.50 192.50 +1.00 193.50 +1.00 196.00 +1.50 199.50 +1.00 200.50 +1.00 202.00 +1.00 204.50 +1.50 199.50 +2.50 200.50 +2.50 201.50 +2.50 -

Feed Wheat Price Change 178.00 +2.00 179.00 +2.00 180.50 +2.50 182.50 +2.50 180.00 +1.50 180.50 +2.00 181.50 +2.00 182.50 +2.00 185.00 +2.00 184.50 +2.00 185.50 +2.00 189.50 +2.00 190.50 n/c

Feed Barley Price Change 175.00 +2.50 176.00 n/c 177.00 n/c 178.00 n/c -

Oilseed Rape Price 334.00 336.50 332.50 -

Change +3.50 +4.00 +4.00 -

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 English (£/hectare) VAT sales

Leasing/naked acre letting

Non-SDA SDA Moorland

£150.00 £190.00 ❒ £65.00 ❒

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, October 3, 2018 (£ per tonne)

Source: AHDB

Oilseed Rape East Anglia / London Erith Liverpool Hull / Selby

Nov-2018 334.00 336.50 336.50 332.50

Hvst-2019 325.00 327.50 327.50 323.50



FUTURES MARKETS (WHEAT) Friday, October 4, 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

179.30 181.65 183.10 183.85 185.45 166.40 168.15

+3.15 +3.15 +3.00 +2.55 +2.70 +2.80 +2.75


price €/tonne

Change on last €/tonne


Dec-18 Mar-19 May-19 Sep-19 Dec-19 Mar-20 May-20

203.50 206.50 208.00 190.50 192.50 194.00 194.75

+2.00 +2.00 +2.50 +2.50 +3.25 +3.25 +3.00

+1.76 +1.76 +2.20 +2.20 +2.87 +2.87 +2.65

CORN RETURNS EX-FARM PRICES Thursday, October 3, 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

175.90 183.40 181.60 189.10 182.00 182.00 182.00 -0.40

175.50 173.40 180.60 175.60 182.60 175.90 175.90 +0.90

169.70 171.70 172.50 170.40 173.10 171.40 179.90 179.40 175.20 178.90 172.40 172.40 +0.40

190.50 188.60 219.00 218.50 219.10 211.60 211.60 +16.40

194.70 216.10 205.80 205.80 +11.00

160.60 159.90 162.20 168.90 161.80 173.90 164.00 164.00 -1.90

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RETAIL AVERAGES Week ending October 12, 2018 (prices in p/kg). This week Last week

OATS Milling


180.50 180.80 180.80 180.80 +4.10


FIELD PEAS/BEANS October 10, 2018

Oct Nov Dec

20/09/2017 12:38

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

240.00 241.00 242.00

205.00 206.00 207.00

210.00 211.00 212.00

BEEF Topside Sirloin Rump Steak Fillet Steak Diced Stewing Steak Braising Steak Premium Mince Standard Mince

1073 2201 1543 3665 950 1021 781 499

1122 2201 1546 3665 950 1021 781 499

LAMB Whole Leg Fillet End Leg Shoulder (Bone-in) Shoulder (Boneless) Lamb Steaks Loin Chops Double Loin Chops Cutlet Chops Diced Lamb Minced Lamb

1044 1121 794 1138 1562 1502 1564 1459 1293 984

1120 1158 805 1138 1576 1502 1564 1459 1323 984

645 755 526 911 727 714 641 568 556

634 755 542 901 727 714 641 568 556

PORK Leg (Boneless) Fillet End Leg Shoulder (Boneless) Fillet of Pork Loin Steaks Loin Chops Diced Pork Minced Pork Sausages Pork (traditional)

Source: AHDB

10/10/2018 15:37


Last updated October 10, 2018.






Thursday, October 3, 2018

Last updated October 10, 2018. OCT NOV DEC FEB MAY 180.50 181.50 182.50 185.00 188.50 - 190.50 - - 178.00 179.00 180.50 182.50 185.50 183.00 184.00 185.00 187.00 190.50 - - - - - - - - 184.50 185.50 - 189.50 192.50 - 180.00 - - 179.00 180.00 181.00 182.00 185.50 - - - - - 178.00 - - - - - - 186.50 187.50 188.50 190.50 193.50 179.50 180.50 181.50 183.50 186.50

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

OCT NOV DEC FEB MAY 199.50 200.50 202.00 204.50 207.50 191.50 192.50 193.50 196.00 198.50 - - - - 189.00 190.00 191.00 - 199.50 200.50 201.50 - -

3. FULL SPEC. BISCUIT WHEAT North-West Northamptonshire South London / Essex Yorkshire Scotland

OCT NOV DEC FEB MAY - - - - 188.50 189.50 190.50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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 October 6, 2018.

Source: AHDB

PACKING England Camel Desiree Mozart Marfona Maris Piper

Low - - 180 - 280

Main High Trend 185-250 - X - - 220 270 - - 320 340 Y

Scotland Maris Piper Whites Maris Peer

Low - 230 -

Main High 300 - 250-300 310 - -

Trend Z X -

Low 270 270 - 250

Main 325 300 - 300

High 400 370 - 350

Trend Y Y Y

Sep 22 189.97 273.41

Sep 29 177.30 263.86

Oct 6 178.58 262.50

Trend Y Y

Source: Straights Direct

Commodity Nov Dec-Apr May-Sept Hi Pro Soya – Liverpool 309.00 309.00 300.00 Hi Pro Soya – Southampton 313.00 314.00 305.00 Soya Hulls 201 X 201.00 Maize distillers 210.00 210.00 212.00 Maize gluten 197.00 197.00 199.00 Non-GM Sugar beet pellets 210.00 210.00 216.00 Whole maize PCR Negative 188.00 187.00 189.00 Palm kernel expellers 150.00 150.00 150.00 Rapeseed meal basis Erith Kent 214.00 214.00 214 v 202 w 225.00 216 P Rapeseed meal basis Hull A 223.00 Wheat distillers pellets/meal - - Organic Organic maize 300.00 300.00 Organic wheat 310.00 310.00 Organic peas 385.00 385.00 Organic soya expellers 515.00 515.00 Key: All prices in pounds sterling. Currency, £/$1.3157, £/€1.1450. 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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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.


BAGS General Ware/Frying Agria (frying) Maris Piper (frying) Accord (frying) Sagitta (frying) WEEKLY AVERAGES GB weekly average price (£/t) GB weekly free-buy price (£/t)

HAY AND STRAW: REGIONS Week ending October 14, 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 prices remaining strong.

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 100 120 100 80 60 70 53 95 - - - - 70 53 95 110 100 - - 70 60 97 - - - - 68 56 110 140 120 80 60 70 55 90 125 105 - - 65 50 85 120 100 70 60 60 45 88 - - - - 71 51 125 - 135 - - 75 55 100 120 100 - - 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 October 9, 2018. Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS



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FARMING: THE BACKBONE OF BRIT A For more than 60 years Ken Patterson has been selling farm machinery and is now recognised as far more than just a salesman. Emily Ashworth meets the man who has witnessed six decades of change in the sector.

Ken Patterson has been selling machinery for more than 60 years.

“They don’t make them like Ken anymore”


alking in to Malpas Tractors, the New Holland dealership based in Ormskirk, Lancashire, there is an immediate liveliness in the atmosphere. As colleagues laugh, banter and bounce off each other, there is one man who is at the heart of its vibrancy in the shape of Ken Patterson, a sales maverick and a legend in this branch. It would be perfectly apt to say he is 82 years young, teamed with a broad Lancashire accent and a cheeky twinkle in his eye. Ken has been selling machinery to the farming families in the area for more than 60 years, a career which has taken him all over the world and seen him become part of this community’s rural fabric. Relishing in the loyalty he has come across from customers and their families, he proudly states he has provided services to the grandchildren of some of those he met when only a teenager. Speaking of his time in the industry, he has no regrets over his decision to become a salesman, grateful for the amount of social interaction it has given him and to have witnessed monumental advancements in machine technology. Growing up in Upholland, a small village in West Lancashire, he recalls the closeness of the local community when, he says, everybody knew each

I once traded two horses for a tractor. You wouldn’t be able to do that anymore, would you? KEN PATTERSON other, and he was surrounded by farming families. It is that which seems to have stuck with him – the value of people and knowing how to deal with them is, no doubt, what has made him so successful.

Beginning Having started out as a mechanic at Williams of Wigan, it was not until 1958 he began in sales, moving on to Robert Hudson, another Ford dealer at the time, before settling at Malpas. But just what is it that has seen him retain his crown for six decades? “You have to sell yourself,” Ken SUPPORTED BY

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says. “Years ago, we had to go to the farmer himself with the forms and ask him questions about their family and their age. It felt quite personal but because I knew most of them, I could just make it fun.” Naming numerous dealers from years gone by from the top of his head, Ken can recall almost any tale from his years as a salesman and when asked about his first years in the business, he reals off story after story. “I once traded two horses for a tractor,” he says. “The farmer needed another Dexta so I took these two horses he had for sale, found a [horse] dealer and went back to my boss with the money.

“You wouldn’t be able to do that anymore, would you?” Ken’s selling success has taken him to numerous machinery launches across the globe. He thinks back and lists Thailand, Las Vegas and San Francisco to name but a few, all rewards for hitting sales targets. But as the years have gone on, the sales industry has changed and alongside it, farm machinery has soared ahead, advancing day by day and in turn, advancing in price too. And Ken has seen it all. From the introduction of cabs to the first potato harvester, the world of farm machinery has certainly

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become a different place during his lifetime. He says: “I remember when we had little toolboxes with starter-kits in them. Now if something breaks it’s all done on a laptop. “There was a time when you struggled to keep the lads working outside in the fields but when the safety cabs came in, you couldn’t get them out. They would work in all weathers.” Ken also witnessed the appetite for the latest and newest machinery on the market, a nod to perhaps a time when machinery was once bought purely for the work, where as now it is almost a statement. “I looked at all the machinery in this

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farmer’s field the other day and thought there’s £800,000 worth of kit in it,” he says, clearly still in awe at the expense of farming today. “To me, they all do the same job at the end of the day.”

Different game And although generations of families have gone to Ken safe in the knowledge they will get a deal, selling in today’s climate is a different game altogether. “People used to trust you,” says Ken. “They’d go to you and nobody else whereas now, they will shop around and look at different dealers. “It’s harder to sell now than ever.”

When asked if he could sum up his time in the job, Ken surprises his colleagues in the office by sitting back for a moment in thought, rather than cracking a joke. It is evident he looks back with a heartfelt joy and, more importantly, happiness. “I’ve had no stress and I’ve been happy,” he says. “I get to go out in to the countryside, have a cup of tea and socialise. Life’s too short and if you don’t enjoy what you do, you need to get out. I’ve met some fantastic people and made friends.” And there is no stopping Ken either. His rapport with the farming community remains so strong he is still

actively selling and going out in the field to do what he does best. “I don’t go out as much as I used too of course, but it’s about building relationships,” says Ken. “You know where to go for your lunch or where to go for a cuppa. “You’re part of people’s family.” But it is probably Ken’s colleague, Alison Shacklady, who best describes what the team think of him, stating how he keeps up with all the young workers in the garage and is respected by all. “He can give them all a run for their money,” she says. “They don’t make them like Ken anymore.” OCTOBER 12 2018 | 115

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rewer’s Goose may be starting from small beginnings, but it has big ambitions – and one of its most significant moments is in full swing at Manor Farm. Freddie Hammond’s journey will see him become a producer of free-range geese, which will be reared on his uncle’s farm in Beeby, Leicestershire, ahead of Christmas trade later this year. After being collected by Freddie from Gulliver’s Geese in Thetford, Norfolk, 16 weeks ago, 100 goslings were transferred into a purposebuilt area within a redundant farm building. Then, at four weeks old, they were released into the outdoor paddock, where they can roam around and brought on with a mixture of grassland and the special feed to help him achieve his overall aim. The Brewers’ Goose Scholarship will award £10 from every sale in the first year to a deserving Harper Adams graduate, who is wanting to take a similar path and start their own business in the agrifood sector. Here, we speak to Freddie about his first business steps. How are the geese doing at Manor Farm? Happy, healthy and always hungry. Letting them out at first light is my favourite time of the day. Seeing them spread their wings and run into the field, knowing all the birds are full of beans and ready to spend another day roaming across the pasture, is great. Are you where you planned to be at this point in the year? I think so. I had no expectations of where we would be at this stage with it being my first year. The more I evaluate and talk to smiler businesses, however, the more I allow myself to be increasingly happy with where we find ourselves. The farming side hasn’t presented any real issues yet. The birds are putting on weight and the Christmas orders are dropping into my inbox every day. Has there been any unexpected obstacles? Stopping the Purity Brewing grains from going mouldy is an obstacle we must overcome, although not an unexpected one. The grains are fresh, meaning they’re wet and hovering around 70-80degC. This combination of wet and warmth is the ideal environment for mould to flourish. We’ve learned to cool the grains, while trying not to lose the moisture and palatability. But even with these measures, it’s a bit of a losing battle. If we get a few warm and humid

A few months ago, Farmers Guardian began following Freddie Ham business, Brewer’s Goose. Here, halfway through, he tells us abo

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Freddie Hammond is delighted with how his business, Brewer’s Goose, is going so far.

days, the grains will only last about four days. If it’s cooler, they’ll last up to six or seven. As we expand I think more regular collections will be the answer. Fresh is always best. What has been the biggest achievement so far? I try to keep level-headed about recognising achievements. It’s great we’re up and running and people are interested in our product, message and ethics. But this is just the first few steps of the marathon vision I have in my head. We’ve already sold a fifth of our stock. It’s still our first year, though, and these are all baby steps. What has been the biggest learning curve to date? Managing time. Trying to keep ahead of the game and not letting the Brewer’s Goose snowball lose momentum. The farming side of Brewer’s Goose takes about 20 hours per week, the office side another five. I refer to these hours as the bread and butter. If this was



all I did, then the business wouldn’t progress. I try to get all these jobs done as quickly as possible, so I can spend the rest of my time doing things to get Brewer’s Goose off the ground. Food festivals, online marketing, the Brewer’s Goose Scholarship; these are all exciting aspects which are already proving to be driving the business forward. Juggling this while trying to maintain a weekly wage to earn my keep with parttime jobs is a challenge, but I love it. You don’t get anywhere without an ounce of hardship and hardwork. I know all these efforts will be repaid in the future if I keep working and making good decisions. What has been the reaction to your product so far? A mix of intrigue, excitement, scepticism and surprise. Overall, it’s been positive, and people are excited about the quality of farming and originality of the product. This alongside our ethos of sus-


tainability and the scholarship initiative are resulting in happy customers and Christmas orders. On the other hand, the occasional comment of, ‘Why on earth would I want to eat goose?’ is to be expected. You can’t win every battle. How have you marketed the business? With a combination of traditional and new initiatives. My living room is still crowded with piles of unused leaflets and flyers, and my mum’s garage is the new home for all our food market stall props. Certain traditional methods of marketing I think are worthwhile. We make huge efforts to create a unique presence at food festivals and farmers’ markets and always try to serve freshly roasted goose at these events to combat the inevitable ‘I’ve never tasted goose meat’. I think the real value, however, is new and innovative marketing initiatives. We work with our partners Harper Adams and Purity


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ddie Hammond on a 12-month journey as he establishes his s us about the ups and downs of creating his venture.

g his farming feet

FOLLOW FREDDIE Freddie has been regularly vlogging since the goslings arrived on his uncle’s farm and the Farmers Guardian video team has also been visiting following his launch. MORE ONLINE To view our 14 videos, visit

Brewing, as well as Farmers Guardian, to create different and exciting ways of reaching audiences and telling our unique story. Your busiest season is coming up – are you ready for Christmas? As ready as we’ll ever be I think. We’ve got a run of food events coming up and if we keep going the way we have been, we’ll be sold out before the start of December. What is the plan for the festive run-up? We want everyone who buys a Brewer’s Goose bird to be a part of our run-up to Christmas. This is not just a journey for ourselves. We want our customers to be part of it every step of the way too. We’ll be holding collection events near the big day for people to come and spend time together while picking up their Christmas dinner and get a feel of what Brewer’s Goose is about. We plan to serve food, serve drinks from our partnered brewers,


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Purity, and make the collection of the Christmas dinner a festive event which lasts in the memory. Our customers are buying a special product and should, therefore, be made to feel special in return. What’s the best piece of advice you have been given? Nobody cares, work harder. It’s rather blunt, and maybe a bit harsh, but it’s a quote which resonates with me. I’m not sure of its origin, but after stumbling across it on social media it tends to be a line which stays in the back of my head. It pushes me to make those pipe dreams and visions I have laid out in my head a reality. I’m the kind of character that if I was to score 100 in cricket, I would be disappointed it wasn’t 150. I like to put pressure on myself. It isn’t stress-free, but I like to think it works for me. I suppose we’ll find out.


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Every week we follow the ups and downs of farmers around the UK CHARLES BRUCE

Aberdeenshire Charles Bruce farms near Banff, Aberdeenshire, and has 98 hectares (242 acres) of owned land, 76ha (188 acres) of malting barley which is contract farmed, and rented seasonal grazings extending to 40ha (99 acres). Running an 80-cow fold of pedigree Highland cattle, these are used to supply an on-farm butchery business and his Bogside Farm Shop. There is a commercial ewe flock of about 230-head and a trout fishery is also run as part of the business.


he on-farm butchery has started to become busier in the last month, probably due to the weather turning cooler and a change of season. The mid-summer barbecue season is now a distant memory and the fine, dry, sunny weather was certainly a boost to sausage and burger sales. If Saturday’s market at Huntly is to be our guide, it is going to be easier to sell the whole carcase again. It is a real problem in the summer months to sell hind quarter cuts such as silverside and topside, which tends to lead to discounts. Nothing ever runs completely smoothly and we had a major hiccup in the butchery, having a power failure on one of our scales which includes a labelling facility which weighs the product and prints a label showing the weight, ingredients and price. Without this, it is illegal to sell our vacuum-packed items to the public. I called the manufacturer to ask if it had agents authorised

‘Replacement ewes have been bought over recent weeks at sales in Dingwall’ to fix its machines in our area and the reply was it could organise a visit at £260+VAT and £100/hour thereafter plus parts. I was not enthusiastic and told the lady very politely I would get back to her. I went next door to my brother’s workshop and asked if he had any contacts locally who fixed circuit boards in the event of tractors needing to be fixed. His reply was, ‘try this guy at Gamrie’ (10 miles away). The machine was fixed within two days for less than that call-out fee.

Sometimes we look too far away at our own cost as, quite often, the solution is on our own doorstep. We are reluctantly housing the larger steers for winter this week as they now seem to be standing still, growing hair instead of flesh with the nights in our area having turned much colder. The other groups will have to follow despite a shortfall of silage and straw. Winter feeding has started for the cows, 20kg/head/day of carrots and straw. We plan to wean the cows

before the end of the month as most of the calves are well grown. The replacement ewes have been bought over the past few weeks at sales in Dingwall. They are mostly first cast North Country Cheviots which are all correct and will be crossed with the Bluefaced Leicester rams to produce Cheviot Mule lambs, the plan being to retain the ewe lambs for flock replacements. The price of the replacement ewes is back at an average of almost £10/ head on those purchased last year.

Farmers Weather by Dr Simon Keeling

A new generation of calmer commentators? THERE has been plenty of talk about ‘climate change’ and what might be the impacts of keeping an increase in global temperature to 1.5degC above pre-industrial levels. I have written before about my scepticism, not in the reality of human-enhanced climate change, but the sloppiness of scientists and the media in reporting the stories. We will start with the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. How many of the news stories about this did you hear mention climate change caused by humans? As has been stated many times, the climate of the earth 118 | OCTOBER 12 2018

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naturally changes, but what we are interested in is how humans are contributing to those natural cycles. There were also many news stories which tried to attach the heat of last summer to a changing climate. This is utter rubbish. I attended a seminar at the University of Birmingham last week where an established scientist explained the difficulties of attributing events to humanenhanced climate change. There are just so many factors at play trying to say that a hurricane was stronger, a winter colder or a summer hotter because of how we

are impacting on the climate is, at present, almost impossible. What is possible is to state that a computer model, which we can question as to the source of the data going into it, could predict if the incidence of storms, wet weather or heatwave may increase as the climate warms. It may be we are now seeing the emergence of a new generation of researchers who do not have such rampant climate change views and can take a more balanced approach. I will keep you up-to-date with the short-term forecast in my twice-weekly video forecasts for farming at

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NEXT WEEK Dorset Jon Stanley Cambridgeshire Russell McKenzie

‘I am honoured to be rural support network chairman’ North Yorkshire Christine Ryder and husband Chris farm 242ha (600 acres) at Blubberhouses, in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are tenants on their home farm and also run a B&B. Stock includes Swaledale and Mule flocks, as well as a herd of Belted Galloways. The farm hosts educational access visits.


t Nidderdale Show a few of weeks ago, I found myself in the position of judge to the young sheep handlers competition. I did not realise how much enthusiasm there was for this event, both from entrants and audience, otherwise I may not have agreed. The first class was for

under-fours, with only two entries, so I gave that prize to a young man of great knowledge about his Suffolk cross lamb. The second class saw about 12 four to eight year olds. I spoke to them all, except for one little girl who I think must have thought me scary as she never said a word. The young man who won spoke with as much enthusiasm as the young man in the first class, and I found out later they were brothers. The third class had 11 competitors aged eight to 14, each showing great enthusiasm. Well done to them all for taking part. The overall champion and recipient of a cup nearly as big as him was a little chap in his flat cap, aged four. I don’t know what the atmosphere would have been like in their house when they got home. Last week we noticed a Beltie calf limping. We got him in and the vet’s diagnosis was a broken leg. So he’s now all potted up for a few


weeks and we await the outcome. It’s a good bull calf which we have kept as a bull so we hope it heals well. It is never the one with the broken belt or a white sock that you can’t register as a pedigree. Sheep work and sales are taking up much of Chris’ time now. The ewes have been dipped, tailed out and sorted for the tups. The shearlings also get a vaccine for enzootic abortion and toxoplasmosis which hopefully will be done in the next few days. Unfortunately, a mess-up with the delivery of this vaccine to the vets has

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pushed them back a week, but the tups should soon be going in. Last week, at a meeting of the Yorkshire Rural Support Network at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, I was honoured to become chairman and I am looking forward to working with the other farming charities and various rural organisations involved with this. The general mood was upbeat, but everyone is very aware that this winter may have dark times ahead for some farmers, particularly those who have a fodder shortage.

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‘Showing is a big part of what I do and a fantastic opportunity’ Showing: Farming has been in the family for generations – and is definitely in my blood. Cattle numbers are growing year on year. Only starting with two heifers five years ago this spring, I will be calving 50 cows with the aim of pushing this to 100 within two years. Showing is a big part of what I do; it is a fantastic opportunity to promote your herd and show people the quality of the stock you are breeding in the hope it will generate sales. I started the summer show season way back in May. Without doubt it has been an unbelievable and unforgettable summer of showing cattle, finishing off the season at the Royal Welsh Show winning the supreme inter-breed beef champion. It was an unforgettable day, there is no feeling quite like it. I was in total shock and it has only really now started to sink in. Lincoln Red: The Lincoln Reds have only been going to the Royal Welsh for two years, so it was only the second time I had exhibited there. In total, the breed as a whole had a team of eight cattle at the show, and we also did very well in the native groups and pairs classes later on in the week.

Ed Middleton Spilsby, Lincolnshire Ed Middleton, 26, is self-employed and runs a pedigree herd of Lincoln Red and Limousin cattle alongside a flock of pedigree Charollais sheep. He is also vice-chairman of Lincolnshire Young Farmers’ Club.

Ed Middleton with his winning Lincoln Red at the Royal Welsh Show.

This was a native breed in the heart of Welsh Black country; we came away thrilled with how we had done. I cannot wait for next year. I am a huge supporter of the British beef industry; with feed costs ever rising, the native breeds

are becoming more popular. I am a big believer in low-input systems – one of the reasons I chose the Lincoln Red. They gain very high growth rates off grass and foragebased diets without the need for costly cereal-based feed. Prince’s Countryside Fund: In March I had the privilege of meeting Prince Charles when he visited Louth Livestock Market. The market in Louth has had an uncertain few months but, after a lot of campaigning, the decision was made to keep it open and develop it, which is great news.

Another reason Prince Charles visited Louth was to launch The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme which offers free business skills training and advice to family farms in 15 locations across the UK each year. I was asked to take a couple of heifers to the market that day and with all the cameras around I somehow managed to get a photo of myself, Prince Charles and the cattle in Hello! magazine the following week. MORE INFORMATION For careers, interview and exam information, go to

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Best bale art in the field Straw bale works of art deemed ‘outstanding in their field’ have been made finalists in the annual bale art competition run by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs, supported by Quality Meat Scotland.

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BEEF Weaning is a big shock to most animals and is often compounded by simultaneous housing, leading to stress which reduces growth rates and may precipitate disease. Veterinary surgeon Joe Henry, of Black Sheep Farm Health, Northumberland, offers his advice.

Managing the weaning of spring-born suckled calves


ltimately, beef farmers get paid for the amount of kilograms of beef they produce, so ensuring constant weight gain is crucial. Therefore, a smooth weaning process without any setbacks is important. Joe Henry, of Black Sheep Farm Health, says: “Weighing at weaning is an important part of management, as this is the measure of the suckler cows’ output. “Farmers are used to measuring tonnes of corn per acre or litres of milk produced, so this should be no different. “Hopefully the average weight at weaning is increasing year-on-year as most costs also increase. ‘One of the best ways to lift average weaning weight is to increase the number of calves born in the first three weeks of calving by improving the fertility of the herd.

Targets are greater than 65 per cent. Sheep farmers have long known the advantages of a short lambing period for ease of management. “Cows can be weighed as well to give calf weight as a percentage of cow weight to show which are the most efficient cows. Seldom do the big 800kg cows wean a 400kg calf.”

Manipulation Mr Henry says care should be taken when interpreting weaning weights as percentage of cow weight, as cow condition score has a large manipulation on the equation. He adds: “The nutritional change calves go through is enormous. On the protein front, milk is about 26 per cent of top-quality protein and if an estimate intake is six

litres a day, this is 1.2kg DM. The rest of the 300kg calves’ dry matter intake of 7kg is made of autumn grass which may be around 20 per cent protein. So overall protein percentage can be around 21 per cent. “With a lot of silage at about 11 per cent protein and beef nuts around 16 per cent protein there is big change to the diet. Ways to smooth this transition are to feed some soya for a few weeks after weaning to boost the protein levels, and this can reduce the weaning check. “In addition, by feeding silage pre-weaning, the calves learn from

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their mothers that it is good to eat and helps reduce the step change in protein, so helping remove two sources of stress. “Starting with some starch pre-weaning in terms of creep will also help get the calf’s rumen prepared for weaning.” Mr Henry says separation anxiety can be reduced if the calves and cows can see and smell each other. “Anti-suckling devices can be fitted but it can be tricky getting them to stay in the calves’ nostrils,” he adds. “Weaning either side of a good fence [fence line weaning], cattle hurdles or electric wire is better than putting calves in one shed and the cows roaring their heads off in a separate one.” Again, by avoiding the simultaneous dual stress of weaning and housing at the same time will reduce the growth check, so ideally wean pre-or post-housing.

Lungworm Reducing the parasite challenge the calves are under will help increase their growth rates. Pouron ivormectins will kill lungworm and most gut worms for up to three weeks after treatment. This means the calves can, for example, be treated a fortnight pre-housing, allowing the lungworms to be killed and coughed out at grass while in a lower pneumonia risk situation and the drug will stop more being picked up. However, if the calves are left out for more than three weeks after worming, they will need another dose. Alternatively, a longer acting anthelmintic can be used which lasts up to five weeks pre-housing. No product kills fluke that are younger than a fortnight, so generally drenching with triclabendazole a fortnight after housing is optimal, unless advised by your vet.

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BEEF Home-made creep feed has enhanced the fortunes of a Kent producer, reducing costs, increasing growth rates and improving profitability. Ann Hardy reports.

Homemade creep feed lifts performance and profits


onvention has it that creep feed is bought in bags or in bulk and produced by a feed compounder. But Kent beef producer Jamie Loveridge has turned his back on this approach following a series of disappointing loads arriving at his family farm. Having no arable land of his own, he instead opted to make his own calf creep based almost entirely on ingredients bought from local farmers. As a result, he has not only spared himself the disappointment of receiving inconsistent quality feed as it turns up on-farm, he has also cut his costs of production, achieved his enterprise’s best ever physical and financial performance, and been able to fund the expansion of his herd.

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We are limited on how heavily we can stock, in order to protect the groundnesting birds, and the cows have to eat the grass to the right height Today, Mr Loveridge and his father Keith keep about 300 suckler cows at Rye Street Farm, Rochester, run extensively across

JAMIE LOVERIDGE various dispersed blocks of mainly rented land totalling about 566 hectares (1,400 acres).

Marshland With much located on Kent’s northernmost Hoo Peninsula and the neighbouring Isle of Sheppey, it largely comprises marshland adjoining the Thames Estuary. Most is rented from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, some is designated a Site of Specific Scientific Interest and it is all in Higher Level Stewardship, with nitrogen use of the marshes prohibited. Mr Loveridge says: “The land is definitely managed for the ground

n 300 suckler cows kept on 566 hectares (1,400 acres) of Higher Level Stewardship marshland n Cows are either native breeds or continental crosses from the dairy herd n Calving in 2019 will be in a nine-week block from February 20 n Home-bred replacements calve at just over two years n All calves are sired by a Limousin bull n Calves are fed an 18 per cent protein, oat-based homemade creep ration n Finisher ration includes rolled barley, wheat and beans with distillers’ grains, straw, molasses, minerals, limestone flour and yeast n The switch to homemade feeds has cut costs and lifted performance and profits

nesting birds and the purpose of the cattle is to create the right habitat for them. “We are limited on how heavily we can stock, in order to protect the ground-nesting birds, and the cows have to eat the grass to the right height. The grass is definitely managed in a less than idyllic way from a farming point of view as creating the right habitat for the birds is the priority.” In fact, each year, Mr Loveridge

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Rye Street Farm is home to a 300-head suckler herd, made up of native breeds and continental crosses.

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Wanting a consistently dust-free ration, the family invested in a roller mill so they could process locally-sourced ingredients.

even has to apply for a derogation to keep creep feeders on the land, but says it is worth the effort since feeding his stock well at a young age is integral to their lifelong performance. “If we are going to finish them in good time, they have to be intensively fed from the start. The younger they are, the more efficient they are at converting feed into meat, so this is the most important phase.” Creep feeding has helped him move away from a system of extensive rearing, producing store cattle at about 18 months, to a system of finishing bulls and steers at 12-16

months. Heifers are kept for longer, either to finish at 18-22 months or to be retained as replacements for bulling at 14 months.

Schedule The annual cycle now adhered to is rigid, with calving over a strict 12-week period, which is on schedule to be reduced next year to just nine weeks. Calving in yards from February 20, the native breed and dairy cross continental cows and calves, all sired by a Limousin bull, will stay in their maternity group until they are turned out in spring. Unable to feed calves concen-

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trates while they are in the yards, simply through lack of feeder space, it is as they are turned on to the marshes that creep feed is first introduced. Having had sole responsibility for the beef for the past three years, Mr Loveridge initially bought creep feed in pencils, a bigger, 6mm form than the alternative 3mm pellets, which would theoretically be consumed in good quantities. Using a top-of-the-range pencil from a reputable company, he was not unhappy with the product or performance, but wanted to experiment with blends and straights. “I do not like the idea of a product being ground to within an inch of its life and I also like to know the quality of the raw ingredients,” he says. Starting by moving to a blend, his first experience of this was not at all good. “My first 12-tonne delivery looked like sweepings from the floor. This really opened my eyes to the quality of feed we were buying, especially since this was the blend which would have gone into the pencil we had previously been using. “We did try to feed this as creep but ended up with a trough full of dust, so intakes were very poor.” Continuing to persevere with blends with mixed results, he says

the final straw came when it became clear the composition of every load would not be the same from one artic to the next. “The first load from this company had been exactly what I wanted and was not dusty at all,” he says. “But after the second load was delivered, you could not go in the barn for dust for at least half-anhour. There was no comparison in the two loads.”

Straights Increasingly disillusioned with the option he had chosen, he decided to take a step further back and started buying straights. Investing in a roller mill, a Murska 350, which would process both cereals and pulses, he started looking locally for ingredients. Mr Loveridge says: “I wanted to feed whole oats as I had a local source and knew calves did well on them. But I was replacing a 16 per cent protein pencil with a cereal of 11-13 per cent protein, so knew the oats would have to be balanced, including for minerals.” He sought advice from Michael Carpenter, northern area sales manager for feed specialist Kelvin Cave, on additional ingredients which could be processed at home. He agreed oats would be good

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for calves because of their high digestible fibre. Mr Carpenter says: “Whole oats can be safely fed to young animals until about eight months, and will help with their rumen development.” Formulating a creep ration for Mr Loveridge’s calves, he included 345kg/t oats, 185kg/t rolled barley and 135kg/t rolled beans, all of which were grown locally. The only longdistance bulk ingredients were wheat distillers pellets (205kg/t) from Vivergo’s now closed plant, which will be replaced once the farm’s supplies are depleted, plus 115kg/t of sugar beet shreds, minerals and live yeast. Mr Loveridge says: “It immediately produced a great physical quality blend which looked good enough to eat. I knew every ingredient in it was high quality and there was nothing in there just to pack it out.” The creep feed was costed at £179/t, which compared with £204/t for the previously bought blend. But more important than this was the increase in intakes, which Mr Loveridge says was immediate and quickly reached 3kg/head per day in the ad-lib fed bulls, steers and heifer replacements. However, the slower-reared heifers were restricted to grass and milk. With an analysis of 18 per cent

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protein, 31 per cent starch and a metabolisable energy of 12.75MJ/ kg dry matter, it also lifted performance. Remaining on the creep until winter housing, this involved a gradual transition for the bulls to another hi-spec home-mixed ration based on rolled wheat, barley and beans. Meanwhile, heifers and steers were fed a total mixed ration including the same concentrate ingredients. “We had never finished animals on-farm until February 2018 but I was certainly happy with their performance,” says Mr Loveridge. “The bulls were finished and fit to go in less than 12 months and I actually found myself waiting to send them to the abattoir, where 12 months is the minimum age it will accept.”

Enthusiasm Crediting the creep and finisher ration with the performance, it is clear a keen enthusiasm, attention to detail and health, through worming, fluking, fly-tagging and vaccination programmes, are also playing their part. “The physical quality of what they are eating is better than anything I have seen or bought before,” adds Mr Loveridge. “It says it all when you know you have accurately aged cattle which you are waiting to send away and are killing out at a deadweight of 380kg, which is 40kg less than the buyer’s upper limit.” With all the steers and bulls sent away from the farm by June, he says the saving of avoiding a second summer of turnout is right for the farm and his landlords, and good for the bottom line. “My profit per head has increased by finishing cattle at home and, with fewer youngstock out at grass, we are able to keep more cows on the same ground,” he says.

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BEEF Controlling worms and fluke at housing should be considered to reduce problems next spring. Sara Gregson reports.

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ousing is a good time to sort out parasite problems in beef and dairy cattle as they can be treated and cleared of infection before turnout next year, says Prof Jacqueline Matthews of the Moredun Research Institute. Prof Matthews, a member of the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) knowledge transfer group, says: “There is a real risk of type two ostertagiosis in youngstock this

winter, following the summer drought and subsequent wet conditions across much of the country. “This disease is caused by larvae of the stomach worm which are eaten in autumn as the days become shorter and temperatures fall. These larvae do not immediately develop into adult worms, as they would earlier in the season. “The larvae hibernate for a few months until late winter, when they resume development after an, as yet unknown, trigger. The simultaneous

emergence of a high number of stomach wall worms can cause acute disease, particularly in calves after their first season grazing. It can be fatal.” Prof Matthews suggests the best way to avoid this is to treat youngstock at housing with a Group 3 macrocyclic lactone (ML) product to kill off the inhibited Ostertagia larvae. This will have the added benefit that calves will not contaminate pastures with worm eggs when they go out next year.

Gut worms Adult cows should not require treatment for gut worms at housing, but they may benefit if they are in poor condition. Diagnostic aids, such as blood and milk tests, can help see if treatment is needed. Farmers should talk to their vet or suitably

qualified person about which tests are most suitable and the results of any that are carried out. There is no natural cattle immunity to liver fluke and all ages of stock can be at risk. It is important to look at several factors to assess

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BEEF IN THE FIELD: MARK JELLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEEF and arable farmer Mark Jelley (left), Perkins Lodge Farm, Northamptonshire, runs a suckler herd of dairy cross cows, which are put to a continental beef bull. Progeny are finished and sold through ABP, with 20 heifers also going to a local catering butcher. Mr Jelley discusses worming with his vet at Towcester Farm Vets and it is part of the herd health plan. Faecal egg count testing has just started to help determine the need to treat. Last year at housing the cows and youngstock were treated with a pour-on, a Group 3 ML clear product with ivermectin as its active ingredient. This controls roundworms, lungworm and ectoparasites, such as mites and lice. Mr Jelley says: “Pour-on products are quick and easy to apply. However, we are looking to broaden our product use in future to include other active ingredients and application methods.”

whether treatment can be justified. Farmers are advised to ask has there been a history of infection on the farm? Have the animals been grazing wet, muddy areas where intermediate host mud snails live? What do liver fluke forecasts such as those produced by the National Animal Disease Information Service, predict? Prof Matthews says: “The overall burden of liver fluke on pasture will be much lower in areas which suffered drought conditions this summer. But it is dangerous to assume this applies to all farms or even to all areas of a farm.

“In dry years, infective stages of liver fluke will be concentrated around permanently wet patches, such as drinking points, which is where the animals congregate too.” Prof Matthews urges farmers to take an informed decision on whether to treat for liver fluke and to test to see whether treatment is necessary. She says: “Testing can help avoid any needless treatments of animals which are not harbouring liver fluke. This saves time and money and helps protect the few medicines available to combat this parasite.” Liver fluke treatments target different ages of the parasite, so it is important to check the datasheet details of products being used. In dairy cattle, it is also crucial to check milk withdrawal dates as these differ greatly between products.

In spring, half the young heifers go back out to finish at remote pastures where cattle handling is difficult. This year these were given an injectable Group 3 ML clear product for roundworms and lungworm.

Monitored The other heifers were kept at home and not treated. They were monitored by weighing and having their growth rates checked regularly. Mr Jelley says: “Historically we have not had a liver fluke problem, although two of the 45 animals showed up with active liver fluke damage in the latest slaughter reports. “We have taken on some land, which has a stream running by it, so it could have been home to some infected mud snails. We have now fenced the stream and have piped drinking water into the field.”

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When cattle are housed, watch out for signs of lice or mange mites, such as itching, hair loss and scaly lesions. Populations increase over winter when the animals’ coats are at their thickest. Prof Matthews says: “If you see cattle itching ask the vet to take a sample to identify exactly what you are dealing with before deciding how to treat. “Where there is a positive diagnosis, treat all the animals in the group as young calves housed closely together are likely to spread ecto-parasites quickly.”

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ohn and Craig Robertson farm the 61-hectare (150acre) Newton of Logierait, situated on the banks of the River Tay just outside Pitlochry, Perthshire, in partnership with John’s sister Margaret. John says: “Our family has been here since 1891 but we now farm about 1,000 acres within a fourmile radius of the home farm.” The 170 suckler cows are the main enterprise and the Robertsons are very fussy about the type of cows they keep. Craig says: “The ideal is a three-quarter Limousin, quarter British Blue cow. We look for cows with plenty of width and square plates. They have to be good on their legs and ideally have a bit of character about them too.” Most of the cows are home-bred, although neither John nor Craig can resist buying something that seems just the right type at the right price. They use mostly Limou-

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Craig Robertson with son Jack and dad John.

sin bulls but also have a British Blue, Strathbogie Kansas, to put over the more easily-fleshed Limousin cows and have been pleased with its offspring.

Craig says: “It is an addiction to try to breed the perfect show calf.” While the Robertsons adopt plenty of new technology to help with the management of their cat-

tle, such as a calving sensor, they are not big fans of estimated breeding values (EBVs) and do not operate a tight calving period. Craig says: “We calve spring and

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t of family farm autumn and it is hard to source cows that are good enough, so when we have a good cow we will give her every chance. “It is also difficult to find the right bull of any breed now. I think the focus has gone too much on EBVs. We still like to choose our bulls through bloodlines and appearance, they have to have width and good top lines.”

Limousin bull In the late 1990s a Limousin bull called Cowtham Justice, costing 2,000gns, did very well in the herd and many of the cows can be traced back to it. It was also the sire of Unique, a heifer which was champion at Thainstone Spring Show and sold to Allan McGregor, Glenfarg. It went on to win the Royal Highland Show and was reserve at the Scottish Winter Fair in 2000. Recently, Powerhouse Harlequin and Calogale Irresistible have been successful sires in the herd,

Farm facts n 113ha (280 acres) owned n 324ha (800 acres) tenanted n Including 30ha (75 acres) spring barley, 2ha (five acres) turnips and 324ha (800 acres) rotational and permanent grass n All Less Favoured Area rising from 76m (250ft) to 305m (1,000ft) above sea level n 170 suckler cows n 700 ewes

with calves selling to £9,000, £7,800, £6,050 and £6,000 in the last 18 months. The British Blue bull Bringlee Volkawagen has also left some great females in the herd and has had calves sell to a top of £3,500. The Limousin Whinfellpark Iago joined the herd last year and the first calves are on the ground now and looking promising.







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At Thainstone Spectacular the Robertsons’ champion springborn steer sold for £2,500 to JCB Commercials in Ireland.


The Robertsons make a point of never selling anything from home. John says: “We sell all our stock through auctions because it gives everyone a fair chance. Anyone is welcome to come and see the calves at home but we will only sell through the ring.” Craig finds that his Logierait Commercials Facebook page has been a great marketing tool for the calves reaching potential customers all over the UK and Ireland, who may not be able to attend the sale, but from viewing the photographs online have gone on to purchase over the phone or via the i-bidder. He says: “Before the Aberdeen Spring Show last year I had 32 private messages about the calves for sale and was offered up to £6,500 for one, but it is important that peo-

ple know we will not sell them like that and they must buy at auction.” For the same reason, the Robertsons only show their own calves at two local shows, Perth and Aberfeldy, and at shows and sales. Craig says: “Years ago we made a conscious decision not to show against other people who may have bought our calves. We also do not want people to think we keep the best for ourselves.”

Passion Not showing in the summer frees up time for John and Craig’s other passion, Highland Games. John was a successful athlete and Highland Games competitor at sprint and high jump, which is where he met his wife, Jean, who is a Highland Dancing teacher and now vice-president of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. This takes

her away to Canada, Australia and Europe on a regular basis but at home she is responsible for the cattle records and paperwork. John says: “Back in the day, I competed at Highland Games from Durness to Penrith. Prize money was good and a first prize was usually the equivalent of a week’s wages, so it was a good way to supplement my farm income.” Craig also has the athletics bug and was part of the Scottish athletics set-up for many years, training and competing at 800 metres. He also competes on the Highland Games circuit, previously winning the Scottish Highland Games Association Athlete of the Year. Craig’s wife, Eilidh, who has her own wedding photography business, and their farm-daft 19-month-old son Jack, help out on the farm when time allows.

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We get as much pleasure out of watching our calves go on and do well for someone else as we would showing them ourselves JOHN ROBERTSON The main outlets for the show calves are the Aberdeen Spring Show at Thainstone in February and the Thainstone Spectacular in August, plus the Caledonian Marts Premier show and sale in September. They have had their most successful 18 months ever, taking the championship two years in a row at Thainstone in February, most recently with an 11-month-old heifer by Powerhouse Harlequin, which sold for £7,800 to Donald Morrison, Kinlochbervie. They averaged £2,572 for nine calves and also sold a heifer for £3,500 to Wilson Peters who has won several local shows and was first at the Highland with it this summer. Another one went for £3,000 to Lin Pidsley, Devon, who has won seven championships in the south of the UK. The previous year, the Robertsons broke all the records at Thainstone when a black heifer calf sold to Ireland for £9,000. At the Spectacular, their champion

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Show calf Jon Snow sold for £6,000 at Thainstone Spectacular.

Limousin stock bull Whinfellpark Iago joined the herd last year.

spring-born steer sold for £2,500 to JCB Commercials in Ireland, while the most recent Caledonian show and sale saw a red heifer, which was reserve champion, sell for the top price of £2,800 to Dougie McBeath and Sarah-Jane Jessop, Stirling. John says: “We get as much pleasure out of watching our calves go on and do well for someone else as we would showing them ourselves. We are proud they are out there showcasing the best of Scottish beef.” Newton of Logierait-bred calves have won the Highland Show, Smithfield, Scottish Winter Fair, Royal Welsh Show and many others. Craig says: “One of our calves was reserve at Agri Expo at Carlisle

come back year after year to buy our stores, which is good as it means they must do well for them.” The cows and calves get no special treatment and heifers are calved at two-and-a-half years old. The spring-calving cows are outwintered on ad-lib home-grown silage and straw, only coming in for calving. The autumn calvers are left out as long as possible on fields which are to be ploughed for spring barley, with the calves creep fed home-grown barley and a balancer. Craig has been paddock grazing the cows and calves for a couple of years now and has found an improvement in both cattle condition and grass quality. They discovered an iodine deficiency in the cows in 2014 and since they started bolusing them pre-calving, have

last year and that is one we would like to win.”

Store calf sales However, the bread and butter for the Robertsons are the store calf sales in spring and autumn at United Auctions (UA), Stirling. The farmers around the local town of Aberfeldy are famous for producing top quality store cattle and the so-called ‘Aberfeldy’ sale takes place at UA in February. This year calves from Newton of Logierait took reserve champion single, champion pen of four and averaged 287p/kg (£1,179 per head) for 43, selling to a top of £1,900. At this year’s autumn sale 35 calves averaged 242p/kg (£1,138 per head). Craig says: “Many customers

noticed a huge difference in ease of calving and health of the cows. Apart from about 30ha (75 acres) of spring barley for home use, the other main enterprise on the farm is a flock of 700 ewes, with 200 Blackface ewes put to the Bluefaced Leicester to breed Scotch Mules which make up the rest of the flock. The terminal sire is a Texel and all lambs are finished on grass and turnips and sold through the local producers group Highland Glen. While John and Craig admit farming in their area without subsidy would be hard, they focus on the quality of their cattle and hope that whatever happens in the next few years with Brexit and subsidies, there will always be a demand for that quality.

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BEEF STIRLING BULLS PREVIEW It was at Stirling Bull Sales where Terence and Jane Pye made their herd’s best price they are looking forward to heading back there this month. Angela Calvert went to

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t was ease of management which attracted the Pye family to the Salers breed when they set up the Rigel herd in 1991 and those attributes are still at the heart of the breeding programme today. The herd has since grown to 60 cows which, along with followers, stands at about 170-head. Based at Middleton-on-Leven, North Yorkshire, it was established by Terence Pye and his wife Jane, along with Terence’s brother Malcolm and his wife Gill. Terence says: “At that time both my brother and I were working off-farm with our wives responsible for most of the daily management of cattle, so choosing an easy calving breed with a good temperament was a priority and these are still the qualities which make it the ideal suckler cow today.” In 2016, business commitments led to Malcolm and Gill moving to Stirling where they set up the Rednock herd, founded on Rigel females. Terence and Jane contin-

Rigel Lymond is one of two Rigel bulls to go to this year’s sale.

ued the business in partnership and are now assisted by their daughter Emma Denton and her husband Scott, who have moved back to the farm. Part-time member of staff Jim Ridley also helps out. The focus of the businesses is the sale of pedigree breeding stock,


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with up to 35 bulls and 25-30 heifers sold each year. About 60 per cent of these are sold direct from the farm with about half going to suckler and dairy farmers who have not had Salers before, but also to a large number of repeat buyers from all over the UK and Northern Ireland.

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They also sell bulls at the main breed society sales at Castle Douglas, Stirling and Welshpool twice-ayear, as well as other sales as far away as Thainstone, Aberdeen, and Sedgemoor, Somerset. They have also exported bulls and heifers to France, Germany and Ireland. Terence says: “What is interesting is a different type of bull is required for the different regions. At Castle Douglas the pedigree breeders are interested in bloodlines and at Stirling they want a bigger bull, whereas Welshpool buyers seem to like a bull which is shorter in stature. But the demand is there, with the breed growing in popularity in all areas. It is now the eighth largest beef breed in the UK. “The Salers’ role is to breed efficient suckler cows and the breed has a unique set of traits suited to this, specifically unrivalled ease of calving with low birth weights, large pelvic opening, fast growth rates, plenty of milk, sound structure and a calm disposition. Longevity is also a trait. If we do not get 14 calves out of a cow we do not think we have done very well.

“We select for the maternal side of the breed. Our policy is to preserve and enhance these key traits, many of which are not easily assessed by eye, unlike conformation and growth rate. “Breedplan was introduced for the breed in 2014 and we really appreciate the value of performance recording. We measure birth weights at 200, 400 and 600 days, as well as pelvic area and scrotal size. Bulls are back fat scanned and udders are assessed and scored on first calved heifers, as well as legs and feet generally. The more we can contribute to Breedplan the more useful estimated breeding values we can obtain. “This also gives us another marketing tool as we can supply potential customers with figures and guide them as to which bulls will have the best traits suited to their needs.” Herd health is high on the agenda, with the herd closed apart from bulls, although three in-calf heifers have recently been bought from the Livesey family’s Cleuchhead herd, Melrose, which has a similar health status and also performance records. Bulls are generally sourced from France, with Terence and Jane regularly visiting farms and sales there to identify potential purchases, firstly by compiling a shortlist based on data which they follow up with physical inspection.

Quality The use of French sires Bruno and Crocodile Dundee established the quality of the females, and homebred Rigel Othello Poll put the herd on the international stage. A series of bulls imported from the French Bull Test Station – Sagitaire, Amazonien and Casimir – have each made their mark on the herd and the breed in the UK. First calves from the most recent import, Lascaux, are just starting to be sold. Salers are usually red coated, however a few black Salers are retained in French herds for good fortune and the Rigel herd is 20 per cent black, while 65 per cent of the herd is polled. The Pyes have been pursuing a polling programme using only the

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el Salers few naturally French bloodlines for more than 20 years, as they believe dehorning young calves is to be avoided if possible and there is also a trend towards regulations against horned cattle. The herd is mainly spring-calving, with heifers easily calving at two years of age and everything housed over winter to protect the land. Cows are fed a forage-only diet, with just the youngstock receiving concentrate. Once housed, the youngstock remain inside until they are sold. The Rigel herd has enjoyed great success over the years in the show and sale ring, achieving many top prices, breed records and championships. The family will be taking two bulls to Stirling later this month having achieved their top

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Left to right: Emma Denton, Jane Pye, Terence Pye and Jim Ridley.

sale price and a centre record of 9,000gns there in 2016. Terence is a long-standing member of the Salers Cattle Society council of management and is about to become the society’s president as he is approaching the end of his two-year term as chairman. He has also been active in the International Salers Federation (ISF), having taken on various roles and

been elected president of the ISF for a three-year term in 2012. This role has taken him and Jane to Canada, France, Ireland and the USA to participate in various ISF events. He says: “We are not a big society, with only about 200 members, but we are a friendly society where everyone, whether they have a big herd or just a few cows, is made to feel very welcome.”

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BEEF STIRLING BULLS PREVIEW Sale programme Monday, October 22 ■ 10.30am: Sale of 98 Aberdeen-Angus bulls ■ 11am: Sale of classes and drafts of 65 Beef Shorthorn females ■ 1pm: Sale of 26 Beef Shorthorn bulls followed by one Lincoln Red bull, plus sale of classes and drafts of 174 Aberdeen-Angus females and 81 calves, followed by dispersals from Moncur and Schivas ■ 2pm: Sales of 66 Limousin bulls followed by two Limousin females, two British Blonde bulls and 11 Salers bulls, plus show of Simmental females followed by bulls Tuesday, October 23 ■ 10.45am: Sale of 142 Charolais bulls ■ 11am: Sale of classes and drafts of 72 Simmental females and 34 calves followed by Mendick dispersal ■ 1pm: Sale of 112 Simmental bulls

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The busy three-day programme begins with the Aberdeen-Angus judging in the morning on October 21, followed by the Beef Shorthorn cattle and a parade of Salers, British Blue and Lincoln Red bulls in the afternoon. Their sales will be held the following day. The pre-sale show of Charolais bulls will be held in the morning on October 22, followed by the Simmental cattle in the afternoon, with the sales of both breeds taking place the following day. John Roberts, United Auctions’ group sales director, says: “The number of Aberdeen-Angus bulls forward this October is testament to the breed gaining popularity, with

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Aberdeen-Angus: Noel Hooke, Hillsborough, Co Down Beef Shorthorn: John Scott, Fearn, Tain Charolais: Will Short, Beragh, Omagh Simmental: Michael Robertson, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch Simmental: Norman Robson, Doagh, Ballyclare

demand for grass-fed beef continuing to grow as well as the increase in values the breed premium brings. “It is also fantastic to see so many Aberdeen-Angus females being sold through the market system at Stirling, demonstrating the strength and importance of the sale ring.” A feature of the autumn bull sales’ programme will be three dispersals of respected herds of Aberdeen-Angus and Simmental pedigree cattle. First in the ring will be the Moncur Aberdeen-Angus herd, with 50 lots from G.C. Taylor, Perthshire, followed by the dispersal of 101 lots from the Ellon-based Schivas herd from Schivas Estates. The Simmental female sale includes the dispersal of the Dykes family’s Mendick herd, West Linton, totalling 38 lots. MORE INFORMATION For more information and full show and sale programme visit

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Fencing Telephone: 00353 876490620 UK Distributor: Davies Implements Ltd Carmarthenshire Tel: 01267 237726 Email:

The Home of Great Post Drivers!

SHROPSHIRE FARM VETS Supporng Shropshire Farmers

9 full time clinical veterinary surgeons focusing entirely on livestock, and 7 full time TB specific vets.

New additional office at Glovers Meadow Industrial Estate, Oswestry, call us on 01691 898822 to discuss your veterinary requirements.

M3 Post Driver with Rock Spike Suitable for Farmers & Contractors Side Shift & Side Tilt, Back & Forward Tilt.

@ShropFarmVets Shropshire Farm Vets, Unit 3, The Depot, Hanwood, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY5 8NY T: 01743 860 920 F: 01743 861 934 E: W:

Feeding & Housing

Clean Comfort

400KG Hammer. To see the full range go to


POWERSHIFT Patent No: GB2485879 IE86205

Suitable for Farmers and Contractors

Charlie Sutcliffe 07703 679023

• Side Shift and Side Tilt • Back and Forward Tilt • Rockspike - Standard


• 500kg Hammer • Independant Hydraulic Legs Tel: 01573 440 314 Andrew: 07901 618 479 Stuart 07970 450 720

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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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Call 01772 799500 and place your ad today

QUALITY SHEEP HOUSING, BUILT TO LAST At Premier Polytunnels we know lambing season is the most important time of a sheep farmer’s year, not to mention the ewe’s, so it is no surprise that having quality lambing facilities is at the top of the farmer’s list.


Key benefits of our sheep housing: • • • • • •

More than 30 years of experience Improves animal welfare Reduces stress in the flock Pregnant ewes and housed sheep are cheaper to feed Supplied as a complete unit ready for assembly We offer a full range of sizes from 16ft to 30ft wide, and lengths from 30ft to 90ft • 50mm and 60mm diameter steel hoops for strength and rigidity

Buy online at or call: 01282 811250 or email:









Tel: 01244 394258


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09/10/2018 14:30 09/10/2018 14:13:42 Feeding & Housing WILLIAMS AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING T: 015396 23538 Ravenstonedale, Cumbria M: 07825 221390

• LWC Loader Attachments • ATV Bale Trailers Tractor/ATV Tyres • Parts • Quad-X/Blaney Equipment

2002 John Deere 5510

4WD. Creeper Gear box, 4,200 hours everything working excellent condition. £10,500

2017 Mchale C460 Bedder/Feeder. Done 400 Bales. As New condition. £10,000

Better price if sold together - Please call: 07834 715269 or 01257 463575 (P)


V-Mac Silos

Don’t waste any precious fodder! Help ration it with a Blaney 028 2587 2801

Call for your local dealer

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Suitable for Grain, Meal and Pellets. Capacity 1 - 60 tonne 45 or 60 Deg. Hopper Bottom

ROLLER MILLS A Winder & Son Cumbria

0777 9444 174 ND Jeans Somerset

01963 370 044


01691 662690

Two models Capacity approx 1 ton – 3 ton / hr Easy to operate and adjust. Efficient for crushing / rolling all common raw materials

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Call 01772 799500 and place your ad today Feeding & Housing

Muck & Slurry


Rope & Ratchet Scraper System Will fit on telehandlers, front end loaders and tractors. Silage Buckets also available AGRIQUIPMENT SALES & FABRICATIONS TEL: (01724) 783887 FAX: 01724 784242 BoM AGRIQUIPMENT SALES Email: Web:

Muck & Slurry

Smart Slurry Aeration Systems

‘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!

W. Bateman & Co.

GARSTANG ROAD, BARTON, PRESTON, LANCS TEL: (01772) 862948 FAX: (01772) 861639

Contact: Stuart Knowlden

Mobile: 07827 361452 Email:


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 t: 01695 228626

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Feeding straw as silage runs out? • Add feeding value simply and economically • Comprehensive range of protein, energy and mineral supplements • Rapid delivery with 1,000+ litres straight to farm • Special formulations available to order • Wheel feeders and bulk storage tanks supplied

Then simply pour on or feed Dallas Keith liquid supplements Dallas Keith Ltd, Bromag Industrial Estate, Burford Road, Witney, Oxon OX29 0SR

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