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rFall in council holding numbers By Olivia Midgley LANDLORDS and their agents have been warned to ‘back off’ struggling tenants as the volatility circling the farming sector shows no signs of letting up. Farm leaders said each corner of the industry was feeling the financial squeeze but the tenanted sector, in particular dairy producers, was being pushed to breaking point.

It follows the recent wave of cuts to farmgate milk prices and First Milk’s announcement to delay a recent payment by two weeks. The NFU called on landlords of tenant dairy farmers to review how much they charged in a bid to ease the cash flow crisis. NFU Tenants Forum national spokesman Chris Cardell said: “I want to see all landlords be understanding toward tenant dairy farmers in regard to rent, particularly those hard pressed First Milk suppliers who are under extreme financial pressure at this time.” Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) chief executive George Dunn said he was ‘shocked’ by reports of landlords’ agents

pursuing increases in rents on the basis of rent review notices served last year. “This activity is simply rubbing salt into the wounds at what is already a very difficult time for dairy farmers,” said Mr Dunn. “Landlords should be instructing their agents to back off.”

Uncertain It comes as councils fighting budget cuts continued to sell off holdings in a bid to claw back capital, leaving many farmers facing uncertain futures. Wrexham dairy farmer Paul Martin, who milks 70 cows and supplies Arla, said his business was on the brink of closure after

being told his farm would be put on the market. Mr Martin, whose parents secured the tenancy 42 years ago, was told he must leave the property by March. “This is Wrexham Council trying to grab money from anywhere it can,” he said. As previous investigations by Farmers Guardianrevealed, county councils have sold off more than 1,000 holdings in the last 10 years. The latest statistics from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy showed the total number of council owned farms in England alone had fallen from 2,532 in 2012-13 to 2,504 in 2013/14. There were

more than 3,532 in England and Wales in 2007-08. Mr Dunn said he was ‘appalled’ by the continued reduction in the area and number of farms on councils’ books and called on the Government to step in and save county farms in the same way it helped failing schools. “At the very least, central Government should seek to apply an immediate moratorium on further sales until a thorough review of county farms can take place,” he added. A spokesman for Wrexham Council said Mr Martin had been served with a notice to quit when his fixed term Farm Business Tenancy had come to an end.

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VETERINARY and farming organisations have expressed concerns about the financial implications for vets and farmers of the new TB testing arrangements due to come into place in April. As Farmers Guardian went to press, the announcement on the successful bidders to become the seven regional delivery partners responsible for TB tests in England and Wales was overdue. Following the provisional award of contracts earlier this month, the ‘cooling off’ process to allow consultation before final confirmation was extended after the decision was challenged by unsuccessful bidders. It is understood XLVets, which describes itself as ‘a group of independently owned, progressive veterinary practices’, had been provisionally awarded six of the seven regional lots. This came as a surprise to many within the industry as, throughout the process, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) had made it clear no one business could dominate the lots in this way. The counter argument has been made that the tenders had

been submitted by individual companies which work together within XLVets’ network. The main concern, however, was the tender process ended up being highly competitive on price, meaning the amount individual vets would be paid for TB testing from April is likely to be substantially reduced. British Veterinary Association president John Blackwell warned this could result in the severing of links between farmers and their local vets. He said: “I think the Government has been romanced by the bottom line of cost.”

Requirements Under the new arrangements, delivery partners are contractually required to offer testing work to eligible veterinary businesses, enabling farmers to retain their local vet, where possible. But Mr Blackwell said cutting fees for testing meant some private vets would not be willing to carry them out unless the farmer topped up the fee. “The farmer will have to accept a person [vet] with whom they have no working relationship with whatsoever,” he said, adding the change could lead to more overseas vets being employed for TB testing. NFU livestock chairman Charles Sercombe said the

BVA’s John Blackwell said cutting TB testing fees meant some vets would not be willing to carry them out.

changes ‘have the potential to increase the costs of TB testing to the farmer’. An APHA spokesman said the

primary driver of the change was ‘improving the quality of testing and thereby disease control’. He said the agency was ‘very

aware of the importance of the relationship between the individual livestock keeper and their vet’.

Badger cull activist given suspended sentence ONE of the leading figures in the movement to disrupt the pilot badger culls has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence for breaching the terms of a High Court injunction granted to the NFU. Jay Tiernan was found in contempt in respect of all nine breaches of the injunction put before the court. The six-month sentence imposed by High Court judge Sir David Eady on Wednesday was suspended for two years. Mr Tiernan, part of the Stop the Cull movement, was also ordered to pay £25,000 costs, which he was quoted as saying he would raise by crowdfunding and writing a book on his activities in the Somerset and Gloucestershire cull areas. The NFU secured the injunction in the High Court in 2013 to protect farmers and landowners from harassment and intimidation during the pilot badger culls. The breaches included harassing people by filming and trespassing, protesting near NFU offices, making excessive noise within the cull zone and failing to

notify fellow campaigners of the details of the injunction. Judge Eady said Mr Tiernan, who had represented himself, was a man of good character, but described the breaches as ‘clearly deliberate and defiant of the court’s orders’.

NFU president Meurig Raymond welcomed the court’s finding of contempt and the sentence imposed.

and such action will not be tolerated. Mr Tiernan has endorsed the use of military-style tactics to disrupt operations, and treated

the High Court injunction, which was granted to stop exactly this kind of behaviour, with utter contempt.”

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Farm deaths prompt Cattle dealer jailed over renewed safety warning movement law breaches

A CATTLE dealer who repeatedly ignored disease control regulations has been jailed. Anthony Ronald Kirkham, 70, Tarporley, Cheshire, re-offended three days after receiving a suspended sentence for similar breaches in May 2013. Chester Crown Court was told he had shown a ‘wilful disregard of a court order’ and had risked the health of the national herd. He was jailed for four months following a prosecution brought by Cheshire East Council. Recorder Judge Michael Blakey said Mr Kirkham’s off-

He said: “This sends a clear message the injunction has teeth

ences risked the spread of deadly diseases including bovine TB in cattle which ‘could have caused destruction and financial loss’.

Sentence The judge imposed a threemonth prison sentence for the latest offences and a further one month of a suspended sentence passed in 2013. In November, Mr Kirkham pleaded guilty at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court to 11 counts of breaching TB and disease control orders.

FARMING leaders have renewed calls for tighter farm safety after two farmers died in devastating accidents within days of each other. Health and safety chiefs are investigating after a man in his 50s fell while working on the roof of a farm building near Portadown, County Armagh, on Tuesday. Just days earlier, well-known Texel sheep breeder and fencing contractor Aled Jones died in an incident involving a chainsaw in Denbighshire, North Wales. The Farmers Union of Wales paid tribute to Mr Jones and said the tragedy highlighted the dangers farmers and their workforce faced on a daily basis. It comes as the Health and

Safety Authority announced it would be cutting the number of farm safety checks on Irish farms. The HSA will inspect 2,300 farms this year, a reduction of more than 20 per cent from 2014.

Bad year Last year, 30 people were killed on Irish farms alone, making it one of the worst years on record for safety. There were 31 deaths on farms in England, Scotland and Wales in 2013/14. A report by the Health and Safety Executive showed 32 per cent of the incidents were vehicle-related, while 23 per cent of deaths were caused by livestock.


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Inquiry to look at rural isolation and loneliness rConcerns about pressured farmers By Olivia Midgley MSPs are calling on farmers and rural workers to contribute to an inquiry which will look at the effects of loneliness and social isolation. It comes after recent studies showed a lack of social connections could be as damaging to health and life expectancy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The figures, released by Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee, revealed about 60 per cent of adults over 52 who reported poor health said they had experienced loneliness or isolation.

Effects Margaret McCulloch MSP, convener of the committee, said the inquiry would assess the prevalence of social isolation in both urban and rural settings. She said: “If you are an older or younger person living in Scotland and experiencing loneliness, we understand the effects can be devastating. We want to engage with you, understand your views and encourage positive action on your behalf. “The key questions for the committee are: what is the impact of loneliness and social

isolation, is this an escalating problem and how can it be tackled effectively?” Last year the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs launched its Rural+ campaign to highlight the support available for young people who may experience rural isolation and mental health issues. And charities have once again reminded farmers there is always someone to talk to, especially as the harsh winter takes hold.

Pressure The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI) said it was expecting an increase in calls this winter because of the falling milk prices and extreme weather conditions. Nina Clancy, RSABI chief executive, said: “Bad weather and the pressure of poor milk or potato prices could mean some farmers and their families are facing difficult times and an uncertain future. “For those facing financial hardship which is affecting their ability to pay household costs, we can provide support for expenses, such as food and utility bills. “In times of severe stress it is often hard to see a way forward or know what to do first. A trusted third party completing a whole farm review can often provide solutions, helping to find a way out of difficult situations.”

Extreme weather and falling milk and potato prices may leave some farmers facing an uncertain future, says RSABI’s Nina Clancy.

Mild temperatures to follow UK freeze SNOW and ice may have caused chaos in some areas of Britain but forecasters have predicted a change to much milder conditions throughout the weekend. The north of England, much of the Midlands, Wales and Scotland have seen some of the worst conditions this winter, with temperatures sinking below -12degC in the Scottish Highlands.

Farmers Guardian weather expert Dr Simon Keeling said rain would arrive in the West today (Friday) and would spread across the UK overnight.

Frost He said: “It will be drier on Saturday. The best of the sunshine will be in the East although there will be a few showers in northern

and western Scotland but it will be milder for all of us. Watch out for a frost overnight into Sunday; the day itself is probably going to run into one of those dark, dank, January days. “There will be some rain, mostly in the West, where, like the South, hills and coasts will be shrouded in mist and murk. “Eastern areas will have the

clouds too but, apart from a few spots of drizzle here and there, it should be drier.” Dr Keeling said a return to colder temperatures was expected by the end of next week. LATEST WEATHER NEWS Keep up to date with the weather forecast for your area at www.FarmersWeather.co.uk.

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NEWS Grain prices could drift as production boost looms WORLD grain markets may continue to fall back in the coming months due to a lack of production concerns. Before Christmas, grain prices rose as the likelihood of a Russian grain export levy increased. But experts believe much of these concerns have now been priced into the market. And a USDA report last week increased global wheat production estimates which could cause prices to fall going forward. Jack Watts, senior analyst at AHDB/HGCA, said: “Prices are back and the USDA report was the catalyst. That served to remind the market there is a strong supply of grain in the world.

Back in line “The market has been preoccupied with Russia, but the new data was a reminder of the fundamentals and the market has moved back in line with that.” The USDA figures revised global wheat production for the current campaign up by 1.2 million tonnes, and in the week since the report was published last Monday prices fell £3.05/t to £130.50/t for May 2015. Mr Watts said the market was waiting for the developments which would come in the Northern Hemisphere in spring, and the trade could remain bearish until then.

Scientific approach to pesticide use vital, farm chiefs reiterate rTighter legislation could cost UK £905m By Olivia Midgley VITAL products needed for land management may be lost as a result of the EU’s attempts to redefine how hazardous they are. Following the end of a European Commission consultation to help determine criteria for endocrine disruptors – chemicals contained within products which could alter the hormonal system – farm chiefs have reiterated the importance of ‘science-based’ policy-making. It comes after a report commissioned by AHDB estimated tighter legislation around pesticide regulations and the definition of endocrine disruptors could cost UK agriculture more than £905 million. Jean-Charles Bocquet, director general of the European Crop Protection Association, said: “The EU’s criteria should evaluate substances based on risk assessment, considering both hazard and exposure, and the final criteria should clearly distinguish those substances which are of high regulatory concern from those which are not.” A recent report by farm consultants Andersons, on behalf of the Crop Protection Association, NFU and the Agricultural Industries Confederation, looked at the impact of the loss or restriction of

A report has shown 40 substances are a high risk of being lost through tighter European pesticide regulation. PICTURE: Gary Naylor

crop protection products through European regulation during the next five to seven years. The analysis showed 40 substances at high risk of being lost which would mean up to 50 per cent falls in yield, depending on the crop. In this scenario, total UK income from farming would drop by £1.73 billion, a 36 per cent fall in overall profits. CLA president Henry Robin-

son added: “Seventeen active substances in herbicides, fungicides and insecticides could be lost as a result of the endocrine disruptor classification. Such a loss would have significant consequences for agriculture and land management.”

Affordable food NFU vice-president Guy Smith said a more ‘precautionary

approach’ could limit the ability of UK farmers ‘to grow affordable wholesome food’. He added: “Such regulation plays straight into the hands of our competitors abroad who would take advantage from working in a more farmer-friendly regulatory regime.” Scientists at Newcastle University’s recent John Moffitt symposium said climate change meant

it was more important than ever farmers had access to the correct tools for the job. The British Crop Production Council said it continued to be concerned ‘current use of unscientific hazard criteria in EU pesticide legislation, rather than risk-assessment, means research will be even more focused on Americas and Asia Pacific crop protection targets’.

New tractor weights and speeds Lancashire fracking could save industry £4 million sites ‘should

THE NFU is calling on the Government to make provisions for further increases to tractor and trailer weights and speeds – measures which it said could save the industry millions of pounds. From this spring, the Department for Transport (DfT) will increase maximum combined weights for tractors and trailers from 24.39 tonnes to 31t under stage one of the changes. The maximum speed limit will be increased from 20mph to 25mph. The NFU welcomed the proposals, but said the DfT needed to go further to realise maximum efficiency improvements in farm transport. Under stage two – to be implemented before harvest next year – the union said it would like to see a higher weight limit for trailers, which it said would result in fewer journeys and save the industry about £4 million in costs.

A spokesman for the NFU said existing weight limits forced farmers to make more journeys than was necessary, increasing congestion on rural roads. “Considering the wheat harvest in GB in 2014, if combination weights had been increased to 33t for tandem axle combinations and 37t for tri-axle combinations, without a trailer weight limit,  this would have resulted in a 49 per cent reduction in journeys and a £4m saving to the industry in manpower alone,” he added. The NFU said it understood

concerns regarding safety and said it would support an ‘appropriate road-worthiness test of trailers travelling at the higher weights’.

Speed increase Union chiefs also welcomed the increase in speed to 25mph, but said an increase to 40mph on dual carriageways would make roads safer due to the current disparity in speed. Tractors designed for higher speeds should be able to be used at such speeds, it said.

Tractor and trailer rule changes ■ The existing regulations have been in place since the 1980s ■ The maximum speed limit for tractors is being increased by 5mph ■ Tractors allowed to travel faster will continue to be

subject to stricter safety regulations ■ Recommendations to update the rules were made as part of the Farming Regulation Task Force report to reduce the red tape burden on farmers

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A PLANNING report has recommended permission be refused for two potential fracking sites in Lancashire. The paper by Lancashire County Council has been published ahead of a key vote by the council’s planning committee next Wednesday on planning permission for sites at Little Plumpton and Roseacre Wood. It points to noise disturbance generated by the potential exploration for shale gas to the surrounding area including farmland. Councillors stated: “[The application] has not satisfactorily demonstrated noise impacts would be reduced to acceptable levels and would therefore unnecessarily, and unacceptably, result in harm to the amenity of neighbouring properties by way of noise pollution.”


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MPs ask for adjudicator powers to safeguard dairy sector rStatutory review of the GCA next year By Alistair Driver PRIME Minister David Cameron has given his backing to calls by MPs to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) more powers to protect dairy farmers from abuses of power in the supply chain. In a report on dairy prices, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee stressed the milk crisis had been largely driven by global market volatility. But it said recent experience had shown the adjudicator’s remit, covering relations between the UK’s 10 biggest retailers and their direct suppliers, was currently ‘too restrictive’, excluding the vast majority of farmers. Since she was formally established as the adjudicator last year,

Christine Tacon has yet to launch a single investigation and still does not have powers to fine retailers which breach the Groceries Code, a situation MPs described as ‘extraordinary’. The report called on the Government to give ‘urgent consideration’ to extending the GCA’s remit to incorporate suppliers throughout the supply chain, including farmers, ahead of a scheduled review of the adjudicator in 2016.

Investigations The MPs want new powers permitting the GCA to act on complaints from indirect suppliers and to launch pro-active investigations as well as responding to complaints. The report also called on the Government to act on a request made by Mrs Tacon in 2013 for powers to levy fines on retailers of up to 1 per cent of their turnover in this Parliament, rather than

Also in the Efra report THE committee of MPs: ■ Called for an EU-wide review of the milk intervention price, arguing the current level of 17ppl was too low to make a realistic difference ■ Urged farmers to consider forming producer organisations to increase their market clout

■ Called on the Government to help dairy producers tap into more worldwide export opportunities, particularly in China, Russia and Africa ■ Backed Defra Secretary Liz Truss’ promise to push for clearer ‘country-of-origin’ labelling on dairy products

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An Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee report has called for an EU-wide review of the milk intervention price.

waiting until after the May General Election. Speaking during Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday, Mr Cameron expressed his desire to ‘support Britain’s dairy farmers at a time of very low milk prices’. “I think it is time organisation

[the GCA] has the power to levy fines. I also think it is time to look at whether there are ways its remit could be extended to make sure it looks at all of this vital industry,” he said. Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable had blamed

‘Conservative colleagues’ in the coalition Government for blocking the introduction of penalties. During the inquiry, Mrs Tacon told MPs: “I cannot get involved on price and [farmers] are very rarely direct suppliers themselves.”

The Government said there would be a statutory review of the GCA next year. The Efra report was widely welcomed by farming organisations which had called for the adjudicator to be given ‘more teeth’ in the inquiry.

FFA set to target Arla if price drops FARMERS For Action (FFA) will target Arla’s three major UK plants if the processor’s milk price drops in its next announcement. Following a farmer meeting at Bakewell mart, Derbyshire, last Thursday, and an FFA committee meeting on Monday, leader David Handley said both Arla and its UK customers would face protests if the firm reduced farmer prices. Against the backdrop of

continuing farmgate cuts across the dairy sector, those at Bakewell gave FFA the nod to continue price protests against processors and retailers including Arla.

Two bodies Mr Handley said: “The opinion is if Arla cuts in the coming days, FFA will target two bodies of people. These will be direct customers and Arla itself.”

The meeting reportedly had 500-600 attendees, including Arla UK chief farmer representative Jonathan Ovens. Mr Handley praised Mr Ovens for attending the meeting, but claimed he had spoken to Arla members who said the firm was not doing enough to listen to its farmers. He admitted FFA may face backlash from farmers if it targeted Arla, but claimed the

Political future for Handley? DAVID Handley would want to continue on the political side of the dairy industry if he stopped milking cows. Questioned about his future in wake of his recent threats to

quit dairying, Mr Handley said he enjoyed his role at FFA and wished to continue with it, or something similar. “I enjoy FFA and I would be looking in that direction,” he told

Farmers Guardian. “I am of the view you can adapt and change direction, but I am not going to be the stuff on the bottom of the shoe of the market.”

dairy co-operative was dragging down milk prices. He said: “Before then, the intention is to be contacting Arla and its customers to explain. [If protests went ahead] the intention would be to target Lockerbie, Leeds and Aylesbury on the same night.” Mr Handley said the peaceful protests may take the form of blockades. Mr Handley reiterated claims he made at last week’s Semex conference he would quit dairying if prices did not improve and advised dairy farmers to look at their businesses and have an exit strategy in place. An Arla spokesman said it would not comment on the potential FFA action before February’s milk price had been finalised.

NFU calls for First Milk to set out long-term plans FIRST Milk appears to have secured its medium-term future but needs to communicate about plans to ensure its long-term survival, according to NFU dairy chairman Rob Harrison. Mr Harrison told NFU council on Tuesday the union had received ‘reassurances’ over First Milk’s immediate future following the package of measures it put in place earlier this month, including delaying payments to farmers. He said: “All of us are confident First Milk has put measures in place to ensure its future

in the short- to medium-term.” But Mr Harrison said First Milk suppliers were receiving an ‘unsustainable’ milk price at 21ppl, and the co-op needed to start ‘getting value back to them as soon as possible’. Mr Harrison said: “Now, over a longer period of time, First Milk needs to have a cohesive strategy going forward which is going to drive good returns to members in order to survive in the longer term.” He said one of the biggest concerns over First Milk was ‘probably half its farmers would

not have a home for their milk if it goes bankrupt’. “Clearly, if this package had not been put in place there would have been major repercussions right across the industry.” NFU Wales president Stephen James, a First Milk supplier, said the situation was a major concern, but the industry’s woes went way beyond First Milk. He said: “Contracts are the other issue. We are told there are 360 farmers at the moment without contracts post-April 1.” NFU council members ques-

tioned what the NFU could do to help First Milk members and farmers without contracts. Derbyshire farmer Nick Adams said: “These people are absolutely desperate. I do not know what we can do for them, but we cannot just leave them to market forces.” NFU president Meurig Raymond said: “My challenge to all major retailers, discounters and the food service sector is now is the time to get behind the dairy industry and stock high quality British produce, including butter, cheese and yoghurts.”


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Irresponsible dog owners again told to ‘Take the Lead’ rCampaign push for lambing season By Olivia Midgley FARMERS Guardian is ramping up its national campaign to cut the number of dog attacks on livestock following a series of horrific incidents. As farmers prepare for lambing and pregnant ewes are at their most vulnerable, FG continues to work to get the message across to dog owners that keeping pets on a lead is the only option around livestock. Last year FG teamed up with the British Veterinary Association and the National Sheep Association (NSA) to launch Take the Lead, a UK-wide campaign to raise awareness of dog attacks on livestock. It came after a Freedom of Information request to UK police forces found there were more than 1,000 dog attacks on Britain’s farms in 2013.

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NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “Sheep worrying can have horrific consequences. Some of the damage is very visible: sheep can be savagely killed and injured by attacking dogs. “But it can also cause serious harm which cannot be seen, including severe stress, reduced conception rates and abortion.”

Eaten alive Anthony and Jane Thomas, Worcestershire, said their 200strong flock had suffered three attacks already this year, with one ewe lamb being ‘eaten alive’. Mr Thomas said any dog seen attacking his sheep would be shot. The law states farmers are within their rights to shoot a dog which is in the process of worrying livestock or which poses an actual risk to stock. Russell Pearse, who farms with his son Martin in North Huish, South Devon, said dogs had bitten the ears off three of his pedigree Zwartbles. Mr Pearse said: “One of the sheep had both its ears bitten

nail to gateposts or fenceposts near footpaths to highlight the problem to walkers. If you would like some free signs, please send a stamped, self-addressed A4 envelope to FG Take the Lead, Farmers Guardian, Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9NZ.

clean off. I have been farming for more than 60 years and I have never seen anything like it before. “We have had dogs kill sheep and it is a real problem in the area – especially as we are so close to Dartmoor. The problem is people let their dogs off and they have absolutely no control over them.” Craig Addy, who runs a small flock and livery yard on the outskirts of Sheffield, said farmers in his area were so plagued by the problem they would not hesitate to shoot dogs which were worrying their animals. Mr Addy, who found a loose American pit bull-type dog ‘eating the insides out of a ewe’, said: “We give our sheep the best life we can while they are with us and we put a lot of love, care and effort into them, so when these attacks happen it is absolutely devastating. “No-one wants to go around shooting somebody else’s pet, but maybe if dog owners realise their animals could be shot then they might think twice. Maybe it is time to turn to scare tactics.”


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OXFORD Farming Conference speakers at the start of the month said we are badly lacking on productivity. Not a word about the price of milk, butter, cheese, potatoes and sugar, all now 35 per cent down in returns to farmers, but yet the same price in shops. Talk of carbon footprints makes me wish I could put my foot down to get these large reductions passed on to our customers. Farmers in the UK have always been asked to produce affordable food for our workers. We are doing our bit, but who is getting the large Single Payments?

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Certainly not the hard working livestock man. As my father told me in 1971, all the EU wants is to make us import more every year. Now we are only 60 per cent self-sufficient. What must we do now?

GEORGE Monbiot is a total menace to the farming industry. How and why he was given room at the Oxford Farming Conference to air his views is unbelievable. Mixed farming with cattle and sheep is at the centre of how we must preserve and improve soil structures. Methane and belching cows are a distraction. No-one complained when North America had 80 million buffaloes roaming the ranges. Nor when millions of sheep roamed the plains of Asia. Climate campaigners must get their views in proportion to the reality of essential food production.

Price setting We are in a world market and this sets the price we receive. Let’s work on getting power to farmers to enable more from our own markets then the next generation will help agriculture be profitable again. John Hepworth, Rolston, East Yorkshire.

Subsidy payments dispute GEORGE Monbiot is very good at criticising farmers and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments, but as he only has half the facts he is unable to offer any sensible alternative ideas (Farmers Guardian, January 16). He needs to grasp that farming policy and CAP are dictated by Brussels and then interpreted by our Government and Defra, including Natural England.

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He should know more Pillar One money has been allocated to deliver public goods (Pillar Two) in recent years and the latest CAP is to deliver more ‘greening’.

The Government knows the financial rewards rural tourism brings and farmers must be rewarded for all the hard work they do to maintain our landscapes. Government policy has always been to keep food prices low because this in turn keeps wages down. Most farmers would not survive without their subsidy payments because of low farmgate returns. Insulting Welsh, English and Scottish farmers and the NFU will not make more people listen to half-baked Monbiot. Suzanne Greenhill, Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire.

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First Milk concerns linger THE Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Farming and Food Rebecca Evans met First Milk chairman Sir Jim Paice last week (Thursday, January 15) to discuss delays to payments to some Welsh milk producers. Here is what some of our readers at www.farmersguardian.com had to say on the matter: pI can remember being told by Dairy Farmers of Britain there was no real problem and to just

stick with it and keep supplying milk. This was untrue. The next thing I was told was at a dreadful Dairy Farmers of Britain collapse meeting organised by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). The banks and PwC would be paid handsomely, executives and businessmen were paid, workers and farmer suppliers would get nothing, and we got nothing either. Will it be any different for First Milk suppliers? Alison Crisp

pFarmers with contracts with First Milk need guaranteeing all the monies owing in January 2015 will be paid by the end of the month. This should be no problem to First Milk if it does not have any financial problems. A petition should be started by Farmers For Action to reintroduce doorstep deliveries of milk. This would be one up for the farmers and a return to glass bottle milk. Peter Dyson

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RPA switch costly EMMA PENNY EDITOR

DETERMINED to avoid the IT chaos of 2005, it appears the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is working hard to develop its new online application system so it can tweak and improve it as it goes along. On the face of it, the move seems sensible. But it is an approach which is causing considerable concern for many – not least agents, who are warning they may need multiple sessions with clients in order to complete forms. It will have an impact on their charges and add to the time pressure agents are under at an already hectic time of year. There are always bound to be glitches along the way and it is almost impossible to please everyone. But this is a change of such magnitude and complexity everyone is right to be worried and wary. Scottish and Welsh producers, too, are likely to face challenges with their respective systems. If one thing is to come out of these worries, it is that all involved – from those developing the systems, to the farmers who will use them – must be aware of the potential for delay and the impact it might have. A repeat of 2005, when the transition from historic to area-based payments stalled amid an IT nightmare and farmers’ cash was not paid on time, would be catastrophic for many businesses already under financial pressure. Perhaps it was telling that many of the businessrelated stands at this week’s Lamma show were fielding queries about improving financial performance, rather than the new CAP claim system. But the two are inextricably linked. Delays and glitches must not just be regarded as something which is part and parcel of a reform or new IT system, because these have an impact on farmers in the real and often challenging world of farming.

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ward: We recently made the final of the AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year which was a surprise because my mum had sent in the entry without telling me. The award assessors were impressed with the cows on our farms, most of which are pure Limousin. Cattle: The herd started 20 years ago when we moved from Dolphinton to Dunbar and my father gave each of us a Limousin cow as a gift. We had about 20 cross-bred cows, but a few years later we bought 10 more pure cows and have kept all our heifers and used Limousin bulls to build the herd up. The plan now is to breed out the remaining cross cows and have 170 pure Limousin females. We like the Limousin because of its shape and the fact it kills out so well. Bulls: Our spring-born bulls are finished on ad-lib barley and straw at 14 months of age. Half of the bulls, which are sold to ABP, are E grades and half U. It is really worthwhile achieving good grades because there is a premium of about 15p/kg on the base price. Most cows are spring-calving, starting on March 10, with 20 calving in autumn. We usually buy bulls at Carlisle and expect to pay the price of about 10 calves for what we like. We consider estimated breeding values, but tend to choose more on physical appearance. We also sell a few bulls at Stirling and at home on a regular basis under the Pinkerton prefix. Feeding: The two farms, plus about 40 hectares (100 acres) of rented grazing, are run very much as one unit.

Cows are all wintered on the 202ha (500-acre) mostly arable unit at West Meikle Pinkerton, and are grazed with the sheep at the mainly grass farm at Newmill. Heifer calves spend winter on a growing ration of silage and barley, before being selected to join the herd or finished off grass at 16-18 months. They mostly grade U and R and range from 350-380kg deadweight. Because we refrain from employing any staff except from an additional hand at lambing and harvest, it is important cattle and sheep work slots in around harvest and silage. Sheep: About 140 of the Texel cross ewes lamb next month to take advantage of the early lamb market in May when they are finished at about 42kg and sold through UA at Stirling. The remainder of the ewes will lamb in April with lambs finished off grass from August to November and sold at Lanark and Stirling. ■ James Gilchrist farms more than 530ha (1,300 acres) with his father Jim and brother David at West Meikle Pinkerton and Newmill. They run 170 cows and 1,300 ewes as well as 162ha (400 acres) of wheat and barley and 48ha (120 acres) of silage.

pAs a brief hit of winter weather affected much of the British isles this week, the Twittersphere was alive with the claims made by NASA of 2014, globally, being the ‘warmest ever year’. While there are those who question any and every statement made about global warming, it is worth keeping an ear out for those respected statisticians who keep the climatological record keepers honest. The problem has been despite the claim 2014 was the warmest year on record, the actual figures quoted are within the margins of error declared by NASA. Therefore, the numbers could not be taken to be a definitive statement that the temperature recorded global in 2014 was the warmest experienced thus far. Once again, this brings into question the communication of meteorological information by scientists, something I have written about many times in this column. It is vital when it comes to communicating to the public and commerce what the real impacts of climate change may be, the job is made all the harder if doubt has been cast on what is supposed to be absolute information. Now you may say this is meteorological navel gazing, and it really does not matter, but if policy which affects farmers is being made based on such claims, then it does matter and can have a direct impact on a farmer’s pocket. The inclusion of the word ‘probably’ could have saved climate scientists many a red face this week. Let’s just say 2014 was ‘probably’ the warmest year globally since comparable records began, and then we can get on with mitigating the effects of a warming world. Remember to watch my daily weather forecasts online at www.FarmersWeather.co.uk FARMERS WEATHER LIVE Farmers WeatherLIVE lets you talk directly to one of Simon’s forecasting team. You can get a forecast specific for your farm from hours, to days, ahead. Call Farmers WeatherLIVE on 0906 599 9308 Calls cost £1.53 per minute plus network extras. Calls from mobiles and some networks may be considerably higher. Average call length two-three minutes. Service available 8am–6pm, seven days a week. Service provided by WCS Ltd. For complaints or queries about the premium rate 090 service, please call 01902 895 252.


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Grimshaw pledges resources will be available to deliver CAP online system rFarmers urged to get involved now

The next few months will be challenging but I am confident with help from the industry and the NFU we can deliver

By Alistair Driver SUFFICIENT resources will be available to handle the roll out of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) online application system in England, the head of the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) stressed. Addressing the NFU council on Tuesday, Mark Grimshaw sought to allay concerns about the new system, including the increasingly tight timetable and problems with the online verification process. He said: “I am confident I will get the resources I need.” The RPA chief executive acknowledged there had been ‘some issues with the system roll out’ but said the agency had listened to feedback from farmers and made the necessary improvements. Mr Grimshaw revealed, by the end of last week, 6,354 cus-

MARK GRIMSHAW tomers and 778 agents had registered their identification details enabling them to access the CAP application system.

Telephone helpline As farmers have struggled to register their identity online via Gov.UK Verify, the RPA has increasingly been encouraging farmers to use the RPA telephone helpline.

Mr Grimshaw said 6,208 claimants had confirmed their identity via the helpline and revealed the agency was budgeting for 95 per cent of claimants to use this option. He acknowledged the wait time for callers was increasing, but said he had arranged for additional resources to be deployed and would ‘continue to ramp these up over the coming

Other key points DURING his presentation and question and answer session Mr Grimshaw also: ■ Revealed the final Basic Payment Scheme handbook will be going out to all farmers and will appear online ‘at the beginning of February’ ■ Said the RPA plans to open 50 support centres across England

as part of the ‘assisted digital’ process. So far only a small number of farmers have booked places ■ Said the greening calculator, which was to be a part of the system, would probably not be available ■ Acknowledged the ongoing registration process

complicated entitlement trading, but said RPA staff were being trained to deal with it ■ Reassured farmers they did not need to be ‘100 per cent accurate’ with mapping on their form as it will be digitally checked and verified before being entered onto the master system

Mark Grimshaw has said he is confident he will get the resources he needs to deliver the CAP system.

weeks’. This included extending the helpline hours and opening at weekends.   Mr Grimshaw laid out the timetable for rolling out the application system: ■ The RPA is ‘ramping up’ the registration and has asked the NFU to begin inviting 3,000 members a day onto the new service. ■ The agency has set itself the ‘challenge’ of having everyone registered by the end of February. ■ In February, farmers will be able to check and amend details such as land parcels, including adding information on land cover and usage. ■ From March farmers will be able to confirm entitlements and eligibility. They can complete and submit their 2015 claims up until May 15.

Call to action Mr Grimshaw issued a ‘call to action’ to farmers to register on the service ‘as soon as you have been invited, if not slightly sooner by calling the helpline number’.

NFU council round-up RECORD SUGAR YIELDS ■ SUGAR growers are currently enjoying record yields and high prices but significant challenges lie ahead, NFU sugar board chairman William Martin told NFU council. “The current sugar beet campaign is going extremely well,” he said. “We are harvesting what is certain to be a record national crop. We are getting the highest price we have had for 10 years for that crop and the factories are running well.” But he said the future was ‘more challenging’, with the end of the quota regime looming in

2017. The impact of that was already being felt, with the planted area for 2015 down by 20 per cent and the price set to be ‘significantly lower on the back of huge stocks of sugar across Europe and the UK’. He said the sugar board was starting to hold meetings with growers about how the UK industry should be structured for 2017. POULTRY SUPERMARKET PRICE WAR FEARS ■ SUPERMARKETS are starting to use chicken as a loss leader as price wars intensify, putting pressure on producer prices,

NFU poultry chairman Duncan Priestner warned. “There is concern also about whether supermarkets are going to use poultry as a loss leader like they have done with dairy,” he said. “Prices have been slashed. Waitrose has slashed its price from £4.23 to £2.11 [for a whole bird], Aldi is at £3.99, Tesco has got three for £10. It is not a place where the industry wants to be.” HEDGE CUTTING DEROGATION ■ DEFRA Ministers have given assurances there will be a derogation for oilseed rape

growers from new restrictions on hedge cutting introduced under the Basic Payment Scheme. Under new cross-compliance rules, restrictions on hedge cutting have been extended by one month to the end of August. NFU president Meurig Raymond said Ministers had assured him there would be a derogation to allow planting of oilseed rape, but there had been no formal announcement yet. NFU Scotland has issued a similar request. MORE ON THIS STORY For more on the Scottish announcement see page 16.

NFU response NFU VICE-president Guy Smith warned time was running out for problems which emerged to be resolved before May 15. He said: “What worries me is we are already on January 20 and we are yet to roll out registration to 90 per cent of people. “We are concerned we have

“I would urge you to get involved now – please do not leave everything to the last minute,” he said. “The next few months will be challenging but I am confident

not got enough people out there using the system to understand the extent of the problems involved. We urge you to get access to the service elements as soon as possible.” He also urged the RPA to try and make the application window open ‘as wide as possible’.

with help from the industry and the NFU we can deliver.” RPA HELPLINE Farmers can call the helpline on 03000 200 301.

Application system could see ‘rerun of 2005’ farce FARM business consultants are warning the Rural Payment Agency’s (RPA) ‘gradual’ approach to building its new online Basic Payment application system is causing serious concern within the industry. Speaking at a press briefing at Lamma, Andersons’ Richard King said he believed the system was suffering ‘the same problems as all Government IT projects’. And there was a warning the system had the potential to spark a ‘rerun of 2005’ when English Common Agricultural Policy payments descended into turmoil. A decade ago a beleaguered IT system struggled to cope and meant many farmers faced huge delays in receiving their subsidies. Mr King said: “The claims will be more complex and the window [in which to do them] is getting smaller and smaller. It appears to be piecemeal,

with the RPA adding stuff as it goes along, which is not very helpful for farmers or advisers.” He warned the piecemeal approach would see agents having to do clients’ applications in stages, adding to costs.

Not ready Lee Woodger, head of membership at the NFU, said it had been forced to delay planned meetings as the system was not ready. “Our real concern is people who need the Basic Payment the most will likely need most help with the process, but are least likely to be online.” Mr Woodger said while the RPA was keen to have more agents applying on behalf of clients, he questioned whether it had any idea of the cost implications, particularly if repeat sessions were necessary given its piecemeal approach.


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BUSINESS

Could beef deal between US and Ireland provide UK opportunity? rSupplies tightened

lower, which could often hit UK prices. The beef sector is currently in recovery after high supplies of both British and Irish beef drove farmgate prices down last year. Deadweight beef prices are currently about 365-370p/kg, significantly higher than the July lows of about 325p/kg. Stuart Ashworth, head of economic services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), shared Mr Sercombe’s view. Mr Ashworth said: “Ireland has a major requirement to export beef. Anything which widens the portfolio is advantageous to the UK because it gives it to someone else to trade with.”

and prices aided By Joel Durkin A DEAL between Ireland and the US to ship beef to the States is likely to benefit the UK sector. EU chiefs announced last week the US would progressively re-open markets for EU beef, beginning with Ireland, following a BSE ban which has been in place since the 1990s. UK livestock chiefs said the deal could potentially direct Irish beef away from the British market, which could in turn tighten supplies and subsequently aid prices. Charles Sercombe, livestock board chairman at the NFU, said: “The deal will take supply off the market. This will add to the tightening of the market and drive prices up.” Mr Sercombe pointed out Irish farmgate prices were

Expectation The deal provides an expectation other EU member states will be given market access to the US. A statement from EU chiefs, including rural development commissioner Phil Hogan, said: “This announcement sends an

Exports boosted by China-based representative THE UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China in a move to improve access to the lucrative Chinese market for food exporters. Karen Morgan, who will be based in the British embassy in Beijing, will represent the interests of UK businesses already exporting food and drink produce to China, and firms looking to open new trade links.

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Deadweight beef prices are now at about 365-370p/kg, significantly more than the July lows of 325p/kg.

important and positive signal to other EU member states which have requested the US to re-establish access to the US beef market.” But industry leaders have concerns over the ability of the

UK to take advantage of export opportunities. QMS chairman Jim McLaren urged Scottish livestock farmers to increase production to meet such demands. Farmers Guardian understands

there are concerns within the UK sector the deal may be a pre-cursor to Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, which could potentially allow the US access to import beef to the EU market.

Defra said the role, made possible with significant funding by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), would involve identifying opportunities for new markets and further developing the UK’s ‘excellent relationship with key Chinese authorities’. Ms Morgan, who currently leads Defra’s Competitive Farming team, will take up the role in the spring. She said she was delighted with the appointment. “It is a very exciting time to be in China, where the opportunities for British exports are vast and growing all the time,” she said.

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By Olivia Midgley RECOGNISING the importance of family farms and the role they play in securing the nation’s food security is crucial to ensuring they survive in future, farming leaders have said. As the United Nation’s International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) concluded, all eyes were on governments and key industry stakeholders to push the button on policies and programmes which would support family farmers. Family farms make up most of global agriculture, with 500 million businesses operating worldwide. But campaigners believe these businesses are at risk of becoming marginalised if public policy and, in particular, support payments available under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are not made available. It comes as Farmers Guardian research revealed family farmers were unsure about the future. A survey, completed by 643 people, showed 67 per cent thought the Government should give more financial support and incentives to family farms, with just more than half of respondents (53 per cent) revealing they did not see a future for the small family farm. The increasing threats from

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Tenant Farmers Association, added family farms traditionally survived by the ability to ‘tighten belts’, but were now increasingly under threat from global markets, the dominance of supermarkets and competition from big businesses.

Constraints Speaking at the IYFF closing ceremony in Manila, Philippines, Rasit Pertev, secretary of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development, said IYFF had highlighted the constraints facing family farmers and what was required to enable them to play their

role in achieving food security, nutrition and sustainable development. “IYFF has been successful at making small-scale farming a central issue in policy debates at national, regional and global levels,” he said. “It has elevated the role of smallholder farmers as agents of change for alleviating rural poverty and ensuring food security for all, and as stewards who manage and protect natural resources.” However, Mr Pertev said there was more work to be done and urged the industry to build on the current momentum.

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BUSINESS Dairy Crest loses First Milk farmers meet third of Morrisons bosses as costs scrutinised liquid contract rBusiness needed

DAIRY Crest has lost a third of its Morrisons liquid contract to Arla after the contract went out to tender. Dairy Crest, which recently announced the sale of its liquid business to Muller, will retain two-thirds of its existing liquid deal with the Bradford-based retailer. It will continue to supply Morrisons with cheese, flavoured milk, butter and spreads. The rest will go to Arla, which the supermarket already had a contract with for some liquid milk. The new agreement ups the Arla supply.

to be recapitalised By Ben Briggs HUNDREDS of First Milk members have come face to face with company bosses over the past week to discover more about the future viability of the business. Company bosses took the decision to meet with farmers reeling from the cooperative’s cash flow crisis which led to them not being paid on January 12. With members’ capital contributions also increased, First Milk bosses, including chairman Sir Jim Paice, sought to reassure them the £20 million cash raising exercise was enough to secure the long-term future of the business. Speaking to Radio Wales immediately after the Pembrokeshire meeting, Sir Jim claimed the business had to recapitalise following a ‘very bad year for dairy farming’. He said: “We are not losing money and we are perfectly solvent with a long-term future, but we needed to recapitalise the business.” Sir Jim said the business would be able to ride out ‘what ever the market does in the next few months’ as it looked to the future. As Farmers Guardian went to press, about 200 farmers had attended the meeting in Pembrokeshire last Thursday, with a further 300 turning out in Staffordshire two days later. Hundreds more were expected at the Kilmarnock and Carlisle meetings this week.

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First Milk has struggled to achieve significant returns and its farmgate price is hovering close to 20ppl.

And while there was understood to be a realistic attitude from many First Milk members that they have to do what they can to enable the firm to ride out the current storm, there was also widespread recognition its business model may need altering.

Farmgate price With large volumes of its one billion litres going in to commodity cheese or being sold through Westbury, the firm has struggled to achieve significant returns and means it farmgate price is hovering perilously close to 20ppl. With its AGM due to take place

First Milk producer’s costs slashed RADICAL cost cutting actions are being put in place at the Wales Dairy Development Centre’s Gelli Aur College farm, near Llandeilo, in West Wales, in response to a 20ppl farmgate milk price. Maximising grazed grass, a reduction in concentrates, energy savings and the ending of TMR feeding are all being introduced to maintain profitability - or at best achieve break-even returns. The farm, with its 500-cow split calving herd, is one of the 400 or so in Wales supplying First Milk. Farm manager and Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers council member, John Owen, said keeping cost of production low was crucial. He said: “We can only take First Milk’s word the co-op is not in danger of collapse; we have to take its statement as read, accept and support the

We are not losing money and we are perfectly solvent

board. First Milk has promised to take our milk and as many litres as we produce. We simply have nowhere else to go. “But First Milk members may not be alone. While the co-operative has declared its hand, there is speculation other milk buyers may be in as bad a position.”

On hold Mr Owen has already reappraised Gelli Aur dairy enterprise business plan which has resulted in capital expenditure plans being put on hold. He urged other First Milk suppliers to follow suit. “Budget on the low side of milk price for an average 20ppl and then maintain a clear cash flow forecast and budget and monitor against performance.” ■ More on Gelli Aur College farm in next week’s Farmers Guardian.

SIR JIM PAICE next Friday (January 30) in Merseyside, members will be able to make their voices heard. Sir Jim said the issues at First Milk showed ‘the problems of

British cooperatives’ and the fact they are ‘severely under-funded by members’, hence the fact it had gone back to members to stem the cash flow problems.

EU moves to curb futures speculation ‘contradicts’ plans MOVES to curb the power of financial speculators on commodity markets contradict long-term EU moves toward a more marketfocused farm sector, one expert has claimed. The Markets in Financial Instrument Directive II aims to curb the influence of speculators in financial and commodity markets. But the NFU remains concerned it will also limit farmers’ access to futures markets, an important tool in mitigating volatility, especially in the grain sector.

Implemented The directive became legislation about a year ago and is currently being implemented at UK level. This could result in farmers being treated as other financial traders, potentially requiring them to sit regular exams and registering with the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Guy Gagen, chief arable adviser at the NFU, said: “To have all grain traders register with the FSA is ludicrous. It will force people into spot trading and advantages of buying forward will become too expensive and complicated.

Concerns “There are concerns any future CAP reform will make farming more market orientated. This completely runs against that.” The EU directive has been backed by politicians, but the NFU is asking for farmer-owned businesses to be defined specifically, and for this definition to be exempt from the new measures. In August last year, Farmers Guardian voiced Mr Gagen’s concerns over the future of the London wheat futures market if sufficient exemptions were not given to allow farmers to trade efficiently using these markets.

Casper Meijer, Morrisons group trading director, said: “Following the end of our previous fiveyear contract, we have chosen to continue the relationships with our existing dairy companies ensuring no further volatility is brought to the dairy industry.   “It is important we can assure customers of a long-term supply of liquid milk and our existing relationships with both processors have already shown us they can deliver that.” Morrisons said it had discus-

sions with all of the major dairy companies and, as a result, Graham’s will now begin to supply its brand of milk and butter to the supermarket’s stores in Scotland. However, it did not announce how much volume each processor would supply.

Benefit Martyn Jones, Morrisons group corporate services director, said: “Arla is owned by farmers which means members will not only receive more business from Morrisons but should receive a benefit from their cooperative. “By working with a second processor, Dairy Crest, we will be reaching a greater number of farmers than we would with a single dairy company.” Morrisons is working towards a scheme to help farmers manage volatility in dairy markets which will involve working with a group to help them hedge prices. Dairy Crest said in a statement it did not expect the change of contract to affect its financial results for the year ending March 31, 2015.

Arla enters quark product into yoghurt marketplace ARLA Foods has launched Arla Protein into the yoghurt category.  Arla Protein is a quark-based product which uses skimmed milk and is aimed at the emerging market of 25 to 35-year-old health conscious consumers. Stuart Ibberson, category director at Arla Foods UK, said: “The Arla name presents a great

opportunity to be able to build a brand around the inherent healthy credentials dairy has to offer and entering the yoghurt category strengthens our position as the leading dairy company in the UK.” First Milk has been a leader in the quark category with its successful Lake District Creamery brand of quark products.

World news ISRAEL ■ BIRD flu has been found in a village in Israel - the first instance of the virus in nearly three years. More than 140,000 birds will be culled as a result of the outbreak. FRANCE ■ FRANCE became the latest European country to celebrate a strong performance from its wind energy industry. New figures reveal more than 1GW of energy was produced by wind power alone last year. ABU DHABI ■ RESEARCH from United Arab Emirates (UAE) university has revealed an estimated 90

per cent of all farms on the UAE’s east coast suffer water supply deficiencies. More than 26 per cent of farms in the East have been forced out of business since 2000 due to limited natural resources such as water and fertile soil. JAPAN ■ JAPANESE beef farmers who purchase calves to rear and fatten for market are suffering due to the constantly low wholesale prices for their beef. Rumours about radioactive contamination due to the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima almost four years ago are causing beef prices to drop.


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With no end in sight for the Russian trade ban against western products, Joel Durkin assesses its impact on the UK agriculture sector.

Winter of international discontent sees markets plagued by volatility

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ussia’s trade ban and its effects on the European sector have come to symbolise the highly politicised global market all farmers operate in. On August 7 last year, Russia announced a comprehensive ban on Western food products in retaliation to economic sanctions the EU and other Western countries imposed in response to the country’s military involvement in Crimea. Russia’s embargo will last for an initial one-year period. At first, the move did little more than raise eyebrows around the EU food industry; DairyCo pointed to the knockon effects of extra product on the EU dairy sector but it also claimed there would be ‘little direct impact’ on the UK. However, some experts raised concerns about the effects of large quantities of various commodities washing around an EU market which was already feeling the effects of surplus production.

Concerns These concerns were compounded as the European Commission opened private storage aid for butter, skimmed milk powder and cheese at the end of August in a bid to support the market. Russia is Europe’s second largest agri-food market, with the trade worth £10 billion – 10 per cent of all EU food exports – in 2013. While Britain supplies a small proportion of this total, some countries rely heavily on the former Soviet state. Sian Davies, NFU chief dairy adviser, said: “For Finland, Latvia and Estonia, their markets are based on selling dairy products to Russia which are not consumed elsewhere. “Because of this lack of product going into Russia, stocks have increased.” The dairy sector has been hit harder than most by the ban.

The intervention price is so low it is not helping anyone in the EU. Farmers cannot survive on 17ppl SIAN DAVIES

Sanctions between the EU and Russia have introduced more volatility to commodity markets, including the milk trade, says NFU chief dairy adviser Sian Davies.

While dairy exports to Russia accounted for just 1.5 per cent of the EU’s total production, they made up 13 per cent of agri-food exports from the region. About a third of EU cheese exports go to Russia, along with 28 per cent of butter exports.

Anger Farmers For Action, among other organisations, has expressed anger at UK processors who blamed Russian issues for milk price cuts when most UK processors do not export to Russia. However, the increasingly global milk market meant no country was safe from global geopolitical issues. “Markets were turning anyway due to increased production,” Ms Davies said. “It fell further than expected. Nobody knew what to expect. There was shock and rumours about what it might mean for the sector.” No matter who UK dairy farmers supply, the chances are prices have fallen sharply in the past year. Discussions about prices falling below a 17ppl EU intervention level have started, but the NFU has called for this critical level to be raised. “The intervention price is so low it is not helping anyone in

the EU. Farmers cannot survive on 17ppl,” she said. Concerns have also been raised in the UK of a similar slump in red meat, as there was likely to be greater export competition within the EU. Debbie Butcher, senior analyst at AHDB/Eblex, said the sanctions had caused little impact on the UK so far. “In terms of exports, Russia was never a big [UK] market,” she said. “It is more important for the likes of Italy and Germany.” She said a third of EU beef offal and fat went to Russia before to the ban. “Product has been floating around central Europe looking for a home but the UK has ridden the storm quite well.” Although the dairy sector struggled to contain downward price pressure resulting from the embargo, the prospects could be much better for the arable sector. Sanctions placed on the country led to a rapid devaluation of its currency, the rouble, which fell 43 per cent since August 7, 2014, to hit a record low on December 16, 2014. This made Russian grain cheap to importers around the globe. While Russian exporters began shipping at record pace,

Ukraine tension causing concern AS the ‘unofficial war’ between Russia and Ukraine continues, agriculture experts have warned the global farm sector about the implications the deteriorating political situation could have. Iurii Mykhailov, editor of Agribusiness Ukraine, claimed the devaluation of the country’s

the continued question marks over the rouble prompted farmers in the country to hold onto grain toward the end of 2014.

currency would threaten this year’s harvest. “Imports of crop protection products, fertilisers, seeds and machinery are now almost unaffordable,” he said. “Coupled with interest rates currently above 30 per cent, the industry is wondering how this year’s crop is going to be grown.”

With a harvest of 63 million tonnes last year, Ukraine is one of the world’s most important wheat producing countries.

Exports Mr Mykhailov, speaking at Green Week in Berlin, said the country was considering halting grain exports to aid domestic supplies.

43%

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Drop in value of the Russian rouble against the dollar since August 7, 2014

Arthur Marshall, analyst at AHDB/HGCA, said: “The slump of the rouble against the dollar – the currency of global trade – has created a big incentive for Russian farmers not to sell their wheat, given the uncertainty over the value of cash. “Instead, holding onto wheat has become a much safer hedge than selling it.” Mr Marshall claimed this was likely to reduce supplies on world grain markets. This issue has been further compounded by an announcement grain

exports from the country will be subject to an export levy from February 1 due to ongoing concerns over food price inflation. A Russian export levy would have the potential to curb grain exports which would increase demand for grain globally. But NFU chief arable adviser Guy Gagen said while this may be beneficial for farmers in the short-term, the sanctions were not good for world grain supply. He said Russia’s move pointed

Russian president Vladimir Putin.

to the political nature of grain supplies and claimed EU moves to curb futures market speculation could impede farmers’ ability to deal with this volatility.


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COMPETITION SHOW BUSINESS 2015 Your show could win a media partnership with Farmers Guardian in 2015 – and here’s how to enter. Emma Penny explains.

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However, while we strive to cover as many shows as possible, we can only cover one show in each county in person, and are able to offer media partnership packages to just a handful of the larger shows. By offering a media partnership package to an event which may not ordinarily be given the opportunity, we hope to help the winning show significantly further its profile in the agricultural and wider local community.

We are keen to support shows which are organised by farming communities and which make a great effort to help promote farming to the local community. So if you have strong livestock classes, coupled with exhibits or entertainment which help explain what farming does, and the show plays a key part in your local community, we want to hear from you. Farmers Guardian is keen to help highlight any event, whether it would normally gain nationwide coverage or not and it does not necessarily have to have a large PR and marketing budget. If it is organised and run mostly by volunteers, that is great too. So do not be put off and think your show might be too small or too remote – we will be pleased to hear from everyone. To enter, we need to know some key details, but we would also like to know why you think your show should win in a maximum of 400 words. Entries

Key dates ■ Entries close: February 13 ■ Finalists announced: February 27 ■ Public voting closes: March 25 ■ Winner announced: March 27

should come from someone on the show committee, and please make the committee aware of the entry. Entries close on February 13, 2015, and the first round of judging will see a shortlist of shows selected. The shortlist, including information on each show, will be published in paper and online, when we will be asking for votes from the farming public for the show they think deserves to win. The public vote, combined with the results from our panel of eminent judges will combine to find the winner.

Good luck!

Show Business 2015

ENTRY FORM To be filled in by a show committee member. Please send completed entries to Show Business 2014 Competition, Farmers Guardian, Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9NZ, by February 13, 2015.

Your name:

How long has the show been running for?

Your address:

How many people are on the show committee?

Where is the show held, and on what date in 2015?

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Who should enter?

Phone number:

Email address: Livestock entry numbers: Your position/involvement with the show:

Beef: Sheep: Dairy:

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Fur and feather: Horses:

The winning package Show secretary name: SHOW Business 2015 will award one media partnership package of promotion and reporting worth thousands of pounds with Farmers Guardian. The winning show will receive: ■ A one-page preview in Farmers Guardian promoting

What is your annual PR/advertising budget?

the show, what it is doing and how it promotes farming to the local community ■ Show promotion online, through Farmers Guardian’s website and our mobile website, plus our Twitter and Facebook pages, meaning your event will be promoted to tens of thousands of people

■ Promotion opportunities in the classified section of Farmers Guardian ■ A Farmers Guardian reporter and photographer will attend your show ■ A one-page report from the show, including pictures and results, will appear in Farmers Guardian

Show secretary’s phone number:

Attendance in 2014:

On a separate piece of paper, please tell us, in no more than 400 words, why you think your show should win Farmers Guardian’s Show Business 2015 competition.

Terms and conditions Go to www.farmersguardian.com/showbusiness for privacy policy and terms and conditions. Entrants must be aged 18 years and over. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Employees of Farmers Guardian, Briefing Media, or their relatives are not eligible to enter.

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armers Guardian’s popular Show Business competition is returning for 2015. The competition aims to build on our reputation for providing the most comprehensive coverage of shows throughout the UK of any farming publication. Once again this year, we have carried results from the length and breadth of the British Isles, from Orkney to New Forest and Hampshire and from Lincolnshire to Northern Ireland.


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Three nematicide manufacturers have joined forces to form a stewardship group which aims to set an industry standard for the application of granular nematicides. Georgina Haigh reports.

Nematicide stewardship programme to promote best practice rCovers products used on potatoes THE newly-formed Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP), which has been developed by Certis, DuPont and Syngenta, will work alongside farmers and operators to ensure best practice for application of all granular nematicides. The NSP consists of a user protocol for applying granular nematicides, which will cover application of all products used in the UK potato industry. According to a Food and Environment Research Agency survey on pesticide usage, a combined area of 26,960 hectares (66,620 acres) was treated with Vydate (oxamyl), Nemathorin (fosthiazate) or Mocap (ethoprophos) nematicide granules in 2012. DuPont marketing manager Neil Beadle explains the new guidelines were formed after operators expressed confusion over which manufacturer guidelines to follow when multiple products were used on-farm.

The NSP has received crossindustry support from a number of organisations, including the Potato Council and NFU. Alongside constant pressure on active ingredients used in the agricultural industry, nematicides face scrutiny by European legislators. The NSP hopes the guidelines will help granular nematicides remain available to growers by ensuring best practice at all times.

■ Identify and promote best practice in the safe and efficient management of nematodes ■ Facilitate greater alignment, collaboration and information sharing between partners ■ Develop standardised soil sampling protocols ■ Establish a robust industry proficiency testing scheme, which is used to regularly monitor the reliability of laboratory PCN testing services ■ Monitor political landscapes and inform UK and EU policy makers with evidence to support sustainable nematode management ■ Seek out any future research needs ■ Communicate the achievements of NSP to the wider industry The Nematicide Stewardship Programme was formed to set a standard for applying nematicides.

Workshops GROWERS are likely to be approached by processors or packers to attend a workshop, but if they are not, are encouraged to contact their processors or any member of the supply chain for details. The NSP does not currently have a website.

Best practice Mr Beadle says: “We are coming together to pro-actively work within the industry to demonstrate best practice. There is no doubt we need to reach out to all operators, be they farmers, contractors or farm workers, to ensure they are fully up-to-speed with the correct way to handle and apply these chemicals.” The NSP will be running a series of industry stewardship training modules this spring and autumn, to share the new guidelines with operators. Dr Mike Storey, head of research at the Potato Council, says: “The Potato Council endorses

Key messages ■ By March 2017, all applicators must be fitted with an in-cab device which allows the operator to shut off nematicide flow at least three metres (10 feet) from the end of each row ■ Growers must demonstrate advice has been sought from a BASIS-qualified agronomist prior to the purchase and use of a nematicide. Recommendation sheets should be available for each treated field ■ Operators must be qualified to apply granular nematicides (certified at NPTC PA4 or PA4G level). By March 2017, staff applying nematicides must have completed the industry stewardship training module ■ Growers must demonstrate

Aims of NSP

the granule applicator has been calibrated and checked by a qualified engineer within the last two years ■ Cassettes and cartridges (including appropriate rotors) must be appropriate for the accurate application of nematicides ■ When applying nematicides, growers should keep records to demonstrate: - The applicator is checked prior to each working day, ensuring all pipework is correctly fitted, the hopper bungs are in place and hopper lids are secure - The applicator is calibrated each week - The area treated matches the product volume used for each field

the NSP and is actively involved because of the importance of PCN control and the sustainability of the industry.” By March 2017, NSP guidelines require all applicators to be fitted with an in-cab device allowing operators to shut off nematicide flow at least three metres (10 feet) from the end of each row. This is to ensure no granules are left on the soil surface as the machine is lifted and turned. Mr Beadle says: “For applicators fitted with a hydraulic or electric motor, this should already be possible. “For those driven by a land or spider wheel, an electronic clutch can be fitted to the applicator drive shaft to enable remote shut off.” NSP guidelines state nematicides should be applied and incorporated within a single pass. The half-day training modules will include a classroom session covering the basic stewardship aspects of handling and applying nematicides, along with the NSP guidelines. Operators will be shown how to calibrate machines and at the end of the course will receive a record of attendance. The NSP protocol will be included in the new Red Tractor potato protocol, due to be issued this spring. As of January 15, the group adopted the new name of Nematicide Stewardship Programme, which replaces the previous title of Soil Pest Management Initiative.


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Growers on top of winter workload rFrosts could help

Crop issues

stall disease spread ■ Pigeons hitting OSR crops but most are forward enough to withstand damage ■ Agronomists hope forecast frost will hold back forward OSR and disease development ■ Growers starting to prepare for stale seed beds before spring planting

By Georgina Haigh RECENT wet weather has stopped land work but most growers are up to date with the winter workload, say agronomists. A dry and mild autumn allowed growers to stay on top of autumn spraying plans. But according to agronomists across the UK, the relatively mild winter is leading to rising disease levels and forward growth in cereals and oilseed rape.

but at the moment the crop is big enough to withstand it, although later crops are being hit a bit harder.” Charlock populations are increasing and, as of yet, temperatures have been too mild to control growth. Weather conditions over the next few weeks will be key to what action is taken.

Forward OSR With this week’s forecast looking likely to bring some hard frosts, Crop Management Partners agronomist Richard Alderman, who advises growers across Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire, hopes the colder weather will knock back forward OSR crops and dampen down disease in both oilseed rape and wheat. Although there is not much land work being done because fields are very wet, growers are ‘all up to date’ with their workloads, he says. However a drier week will

Field access Agronomists across the UK are reporting high levels of disease in crops after a relatively mild winter.

allow them to clean up OSR crops; controlling forward crops, light leaf spot (LLS) and odd bits of phoma. While light leaf spot is not currently a pressing issue, it could develop if growers cannot get into crops soon, he adds. In the Midlands, agronomist

Bill Barr, of Prime Agriculture, who covers Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, is busy with plans to tackle black-grass. “There is a lot of Atlantis to do this spring,” says Mr Barr, who adds he will soon be starting to assess black-grass populations and, where there are high populations,

determining whether crops are worth keeping. Another upcoming task will be to decide on the best way to destroy cover crops and establish the following commercial crop. Pigeons are proving to be an issue in some oilseed rape crops, he says. “Pigeons are hitting the OSR

NFUS requests hedgecutting derogation for oilseed rape THE date from which Scottish farmers can cut and maintain hedges around their fields has moved back a month, posing an issue for oilseed rape growers. As part of the new Scottish CAP scheme, farmers can now only start their hedge cutting after August 31, instead of July 31. Most Scottish farmers will be unaffected by this change. However, those growing oilseed rape are asking the Government for an exemption ‘to allow farmers to continue to cut hedges in fields to be planted with oilseed rape during the month of August’.

Approved NFU Scotland president, Nigel Miller said: “Scotland grows more than 30,000 hectares of oilseed rape each year, much of that is planted before August 31. “What we are asking for is a sensible derogation, approved by local Scottish Government offices on a case-by-case basis if necessary.” In a letter to Scottish Government, NFUS points out how the derogation would allow farmers the opportunity to still maintain hedgerows but would avoid the need to take

heavy equipment into growing crops of oilseed rape later in the year. Taking tractors and hedge cutting equipment onto a field of oilseed rape would potentially damage the growing crop. Mr Miller says the approach follows a derogation offered to English rape growers. “Such an approach has been agreed as part of the rules in England and we think it would be appropriate Scottish rape growers had the same opportunity.” The date change has been implemented in order to allow hedgerows to act as ‘an important role in biodiversity and in providing wildlife corridors’.

Enhance Mr Miller says the union and Scottish farmers understand this and recognise how ‘good management will enhance that role’. “Cutting back and managing hedge growth in a staged manner, over a more prolonged period, can add environmental benefit as well as fit with demands of crop rotation and machinery impact. “This derogation request would fit with that aim.”

We think it would be appropriate that Scottish rape growers had the same opportunity NIGEL MILLER

Frontier agronomist Andy Roy, who advises clients across North Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland, is seeing a reasonable level of disease across all crops but expects February to be a quiet month with little access to fields. With a high population of brassica weeds in OSR crops, he is waiting for a spray window to appear and is keeping an eye out

■ Although ground too wet to travel in many areas Disease seen across crops: ■ Winter OSR - Light leaf spot and some phoma ■ Winter wheat - Septoria, mildew and yellow rust ■ Winter barley - Mildew and rhynchosporium

for light leaf spot, which is just starting to come through on early crops and susceptible varieties. “I think it could be a bad year for light leaf spot, we are looking to follow up when we can sensibly travel and there is enough leaf to spray.” Winter wheat crops are showing septoria, mildew and some yellow rust, and will need harder frosts if disease is to be suppressed. “The frosts we are due should keep mildew suppressed to a certain extent. We have not been seeing much yellow rust which is a surprise.” Some winter barley crops are affected by mildew and rhynchosporium, and T0 sprays will be important for controlling these, diseases, says Mr Roy.

Nematode link with potato scab? SCIENTISTS are questioning the possibility of a link between nematodes and the incidence of scab in potatoes after studies in Norway linked the root lesion nematode Pratylenchus penetrans to outbreaks of common scab. Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) nematologist Tom Prior says it is not yet known if the presence of these nematodes can be linked to the incidence of scab in UK crops.

Native “The nematodes can cause scablike symptoms. Pratylenchus penetrans is native to the UK and has more than 350 recorded host crops, including potatoes. It , lives and feeds in the root and damage thresholds on potatoes are report-

ed as low as 1-2 nematodes/g soil,” he says. Host potatoes typically develop patches of dying tissue, frequently leading to secondary rots. Heavily infested root systems appear smaller and abnormalities such as root proliferation and stunted rootlets are commonly found.

Stunting Migratory root lesion nematodes continuously move in and out of roots allowing the entry of diseases. Because roots are not functioning properly patches of stunted and yellowing plants are often visible in the field. For effective crop management it is important to detect the presence of Pratylenchus species in the field, says Fera.

Lochhead commissions review of sewage sludge A FORMAL review of legislation and guidance in relation to sewage sludge use on land has been commissioned by Scottish Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead. The review will be conducted by the Scottish Government and Scottish Environment Protection Agency to ensure guidance is as clear as possible and provide

greater clarity and understanding of good practice. It will take place over the coming months and involve stakeholders including Scottish Water, local authorities and the waste management industry.

Potential Mr Lochhead said: “It has long been recognised sewage sludge has the potential to improve soil

quality and provide crop nutrients when used on agricultural land or in land restoration. “The Scottish Government has previously published guidance to ensure precautions are taken over the types of sewage sludge used to protect public health and soil quality, while generating significant benefits for the environment. “However, over the last year a

number of public complaints have been made. In light of that, I have commissioned a review of legislation and guidance to determine what is and is not acceptable. “I am confident this review will help to ensure we strike the right balance between the benefits of using sewage sludge and the controls that protect the public and wider environmental interests.”


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MACHINERY LAMMA 2015 TRACTORS AND LOADERS With more than 900 exhibitors displaying everything from log splitters to crawler tractors, there was something for everyone at Lamma 2015. James Rickard, Geoff Ashcroft and Jane Carley report. Pictures by Marcello Garbagnoli and John Eveson.

Wealth of new machinery launches at Lamma 2015 Traction

McCormick reveals VT Drive McCORMICK used Lamma to reveal its first continuously variable transmission tractor. Called VT Drive, the transmission was shown fitted to an X7.460 tractor, but can be specified on four- and sixcylinder X7 tractors with the exception of the X7.680 model. The Terramatic transmission, developed by ZF, offers stepless drive from 50 metres/hour to 50kph.

A Z-bar linkage gives a high break-out force for fast bucket filling and improved dump angle, says JCB. Powered by a 145hp JCB Ecomax engine, the 560-80 Agri Plus can be specified with a 5cu.m bucket. A low profile variant of the mid-range 536-70 has also been introduced, joining an

machines; four-track systems which are steered by the two at the front; and also four-track concepts with a pivot point on the tractor between the cab and the engine.

In the end, the firm settled on a half-track design with two tracks at the rear and two wheels at the front, giving the Magnum Rowtrac optimum traction and soil protection, says Case IH. Other updates to the Magnum

JCB has extended its range of telehandlers with the 560-80 Agri Plus, aimed at the rehandling market. The company says customers who may previously have used a loading shovel, such as AD site operators moving maize, can take advantage of the telehandler’s eight-metre reach and six-tonne capacity.

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Case IH Magnum Rowtrac SPECULATION of a tracked Magnum has been rife for a long time, ever since Case IH showed a concept Magnum on West Track-made treads at Agritechnica 2007. Plans have now come to fruition as the firm showed what the finished article will look like at the show. Of note is the half-track design. Many track configurations were looked into, says the manufacturer, including twin track designs, similar to Challenger and John Deere

JCB 560-80 Agri Plus

expanding choice of low roof models, but offering extra capacity, with 3.6 tonnes lift and a reach of seven metres.

Scaip Warrior STX350 series include cleaner and more powerful engines, as well as

changes to styling and a few operator-friendly cab tweaks.

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Operated using software and a control mechanism developed by McCormick manufacturer Argo Tractors, the transmission offers modes for field and transport duties.

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THIS Scaip Warrior STX350 is the latest steel-tracked crawler available through Boston-based Robert Crawford and Son. The Italian-built machine is one of a four-model range which extends from 150-350hp.

McCormick’s EasyPilot joystick controller has four speed ranges, which can all be customised by the operator.

MASSEY Ferguson offered a surprise preview of its MF7700 tractor range, to be officially launched at SIMA. Powered by Stage 4 engines, the models will supercede the MF7600, and offer several new features. With engines from 185-255hp (max) in the initial ‘large chassis’

release, power boost is available across the range, with engine power management on Dyna-4, Dyna-6 and Dyna-VT transmission options. Recognising the popularity of continually variable transmissions in more powerful tractors, the flagship MF7726

can now be specified with a Dyna-VT box for the first time. Other developments include an MF-designed and built front-axle suspension and a new dash with larger screen taken from the MF8700 range. Small frame versions will be added later in the year.

Power for the rangetopping STX350 comes from a Caterpillar C9 Acert engine, and it is put to use by a twin-range hydrostatic transmission using Rexroth hydraulic components.

Maintenance Running gear includes a Berco track system, offering low maintenance through its sealed, lubricated design. Chamfered track edges are said to keep surface disturbance to a minimum, while a Cat IV three-point linkage and 1,000rpm pto are said to offer versatility with a variety of implements.

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TRACTORS AND LOADERS Fendt 300 series

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AS with its larger tractors, Fendt has given its 300 Series tractors a serious makeover, including new cabs, engines, features and family styling. Comprising four models, the 310, 311, 312 and 313, feature maximum power ranges from 110-138hp. This is now courtesy of AgcoPower (formerly known as Sisu) engines, rather than the previous Deutz. The 300 now gets the VisioPlus cab, similar to the 500s and 700s. With it, users get a windscreen which curves over the top of the cab to offer 77-degrees of vertical visibility. To the right, there is no ‘B’ pillar, giving an uninterrupted view of off-set implements.

TAKING on the mantle of the firm’s flagship tractors, Kubota showed a new three-model series, ranging from 130-170hp. Pitched as a versatile allrounder, the new M7 Series includes the M7131, M7151 and the M7171, with power ratings relating to the last three figures of the model number. Power comes from the firm’s own 6.1-litre, four-cylinder engines, meeting Stage 4 emissions regulations via a combination of selective catalytic reduction and exhaust gas recirculation.

Uniting all the operating functions is the VarioCentre, very similar to the larger tractors, but mounted on the right-hand fender and not the armrest. This includes the

familiar two-gate joystick which takes care of all primary functions including programmable buttons for various tasks such as headland management.

speed powershift, which has six ranges and four powershifts in each, allowing manual and automatic operation.

along with improved tractor set-up via a terminal. The lower spec Active gets mechanically-operated hydraulics, but no terminal. An Agco Power, 6.6-litre, six-cylinder engine is fitted in the two smallest models with a

7.4-litre version in the bigger models. Both engines comply with Stage 4 emissions legislation. The Valtra T Series is available now to order with prices starting from £85,341 for the T144 Active.

Valtra T-Series REPRESENTING the most significant product launch for the firm in 25 years, Valtra has given its T-Series a complete overhaul. More significantly though, this is the first Valtra tractor designed to meet the needs of people outside Scandinavia. With seven models ranging from 155-250hp, customers can choose from four main variants; Direct, Versu, Active or HiTech. Direct is the top-spec machine and gets a continuously variable transmission and electrically operated hydraulics.

Claas Arion 400 ALLOWING users to quite literally see the light, Claas showed off its all-new Arion 400 tractor series. In recognition of its broad range of tasks in this power bracket, the manufacturer has expanded the range from three models to six, covering 90-140hp, with different specs and cab options available for each model.

Visibility Aimed at loader work, one of the standout cab options is the new panoramic version which boasts 90-degrees of uninterrupted vertical visibility from the ground to full loader height. This has been achieved by removing the cross-beam

Courtesy of ZF, the M7 has a choice of two transmissions; its KVT continuously variable transmission or a 24 by 24

Transmission where the windscreen and roof window would normally meet. Using an FPT engine, the Arion is built around a solid cast frame with an integral oil sump

of Claas’ design. This affords a tight steering angle – due its ‘wasp’ waist design – and allows users to fit a loader without the need for any extra framework.

While Versu and Active models share the same 20 by 20 (30 by 30 with creeper), five-step powershift transmission, Versu machines get top-spec electrically operated hydraulics

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MAINLY due to engine emission compliance, New Holland has updated its T8 tractor range. Meeting Stage 4 emission standards using the firm’s Hi-eSCR technology, the entire five-model range now gets more power, ranging from 320435hp (maximum ratings).

Improvements The upgrade includes a host of improvements to comfort and convenience, such as the Intelliview IV monitor, which is

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now standard and features improved and easier set-up of tractor functions. A new multi-function handle has also been made more responsive, with less effort required to press the keys, now backlit for night-time work. Also for night operation, there is the option of two LED lighting packages, increasing the intensity of lighting around the tractor, and with greater projected distance, says the manufacturer.


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MACHINERY LAMMA 2015 ARABLE EQUIPMENT Agrifac Condor Endurance self-propelled sprayer

Cultivation Solutions Genesis drill

DUTCH sprayer maker Agrifac used Lamma to show off its largest self-propelled sprayer, the 8,000-litre capacity Condor Endurance. Powered by a 320hp Volvo Penta engine, the Endurance is based on an all-new chassis which is said to be longer and stronger than the one used by the previous flagship Condor, the 5,000-litre model. Endurance can be fitted with a 1,000 litres/min fast-fill pump which is hydraulically raised and lowered beneath the cab floor. Expect boom widths up to 52 metres and a price tag of about ÂŁ300,000.

CONTINUING its work in controlled traffic farming, with experience gained from its Rapidlift and RLM HD products, Cultivating Solutions has plans to launch its own drill, specifically designed with large working widths in mind. The modular design allows for working widths from eight metres up to 13.3m, with each module comprising a shallow working tine, two gangs of discs, paddles, single disc coulters, tyre packer and levelling tines. All elements of the module can vary its working depth, with the ability to do this automatically via prescription maps.

Ideal for contractors drilling forage and biogas maize, says the firm, the Maga comes fitted with large, 420mm (16in) diameter double-disc seeding units

allowing for a 6,000-litre capacity. To follow contours, each module is suspended giving 600mm (2ft) of travel. Trials are underway this summer, with full availability expected for 2016.

PMC Harvesters AR-4BX

Maschio Gaspardo Maga precision drill FEATURING variable row width settings from 450-750mm (1830in), Maschio Gaspardo UK launched its new Maga eightrow precision drill.

Unlike most large drills, which either have to fold vertically or in a gull wing style for transport, Cultivating Solutions’ drill pivots through 90 degrees on the drawbar so it can be pulled from one end. This means hopper size and shape is not compromised,

mounted on parallelogram linkages. This, says the manufacturer, gives greater stability needed for higher speeds and ensures a constant seeding depth is achieved. The Maga is also suitable for drilling in min-tilled soils. For transport, the mounted machine folds hydraulically for transport to less than 3m (10ft). Other features include the Muller Precimat control box, double-drive transmission, a 36-litre seed hopper and a 900-litre stainless steel hopper for big bag fertilisers. A 30-litre applicator can also be fitted. Price for the eight-row Maga with 900-litre fertiliser tank is ÂŁ41,046 plus VAT.

PMC Harvesters’ new four-row potato harvester was at work in Britain during the 2014 harvest, designed to offer true four-row handling without narrowing through the chassis. Powered by a 450hp, 13-litre Scania engine, the 30-tonne AR-4BX is mounted on rubber tracks which are steered via a foot pedal in the cab, with the front wheels steered in the traditional manner. There is a choice of cleaning systems including three webs and axial roller systems, and its hopper capacity is 14 tonnes. Trials in Norfolk and Lincolnshire have shown

outputs of 600 tonnes per day for the machine, which has been built by Ploeger in Holland, but is

supplied and fully supported from PMC’s headquarters in Norfolk.

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DESIGNED so the depth of the tines and discs can be independently adjusted on the move, Opico launched a new three-metre mounted HeVa Combi-Disc cultivator. With the ability to subsoil, cultivate and consolidate all in one pass, the Combi-Disc is an evolution of two HeVa products – the Combi-Lift and the Disc Roller – both of which have been sold in the UK for nearly a decade and will still continue to be available separately.

It comprises five hydraulic reset tines which subsoil to a 400mm (16in) depth. A large tine stagger aims to reduce soil ‘squeeze’ and reduce power requirement, says the manufacturer. Following the legs are two gangs of 510mm (20in) diameter discs cutting and mixing to a depth of 125mm (5in). Finally, a 700mm (27in) V-profile press roller provides consolidation. The 3,600kg machine retails at ÂŁ19,063 plus VAT.


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TWB Engineering OSR seeder DEVELOPED from TWB’s proven soil working components, the OSR seeder is purpose-designed for sowing rape, rather than being an adapted subsoiler. A front disc is followed by a low drift soil loosening leg which can work to 250mm (10in), with a choice of disc or tine coulter with individual steel press wheel. A packer at the rear firms the seedbed. Seed hoppers of the customers’ choice can be fitted, such as the Techneat Terracast shown, with the addition of liquid fertiliser and slug pellet applicators if required. In addition to the 4.5-metre model at Lamma, TWB is

offering 3m and 4m rigid machines up to 6m, 12-leg versions. Working at 9-10kph (5-

Amazone AD-P Super 6mph), the 4.5m model is well matched by a 360hp tracklayer and is priced at £32,000.

metering on both hopper sections affords a tramlining capability for fertiliser too, which avoids wasting fertiliser in tramline

areas. The grain and fertiliser AD-P Super adds about £9,000 to the cost of the grain-only version.

All models feature galvanised cutting deck canopies and replaceable wear plates on the underside. There is also the option of two blade arrangements – single edged for light conditions such as grass, and double blades, one

stacked on top of the other, for more aggressive mulching in stubble conditions, for example. Counter blades can also be fitted. Power requirement for a 6m machine is 150-200hp, which retails at about £21,000.

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Edwards Farm Machinery Agricola Italiana drills EDWARDS Farm Machinery has supplied precision vegetable seed drills from Agricola Italiana since 1998, but with an expanding range of seeding

A GRAIN and fertiliser version of the AD-P Super has been developed by Amazone. Available with 2,000- and 2,500-litre hopper capacities, and in three- and four-metre working widths, the power harrow drill combination gets a 50:50 split for its hopper. With left- and right-hand side hopper sections, and both using electric metering, the AD-P Super can be used as a grain-only outfit, emptying one side of the hopper before automatically switching to the other. Amazone says the introduction of electric

systems from the Padua-based manufacturer, it is gauging interest from growers of other crops. The six-row PK drill has 450mm (18in) spacings along the

2.55m (8ft 4in) toolbar, so is suitable for precision seeding of oilseed rape. It is fitted with fertiliser hoppers as standard. In a neat turnaround, the maize version with 750mm (30in) row spacing has recently been sold to a customer in the Vale of Evesham with special discs fitted for sowing green beans. A new development for vegetable growers is the SN2D-1-200 drill, fitted with a soil loosening leg and twin disc to work in mulch seedbeds.

RANGING from 2.5-metre working width mounted machines up to 7m-wide trailed units, Knight launched a range of rotary toppers, able to handle everything from grass to heavy brash. Built by Czech firm Bednar, the trailed versions fold for transport with their folding wings able to work from a vertical position down to 20degrees below the horizontal position. Cutting height adjustment of the trailed machines is done via shims on the main lift rams, with the drawbar also lifting for a parallel movement of the cutting deck.

Sumo Mixidisc trailed disc cultivator

Rabe Fieldbird disc cultivator REPLACING its long-standing range of Fieldbird disc cultivators, Rabe showed a new generation of the machine, now built using a tubular chassis. While the new range uses a similar disc arm to its predecessor, there is now the option of three disc sizes: 460mm, 510mm and 560mm (18in, 20in and 22in). Discs are individually rubber-mounted and can be offset to account for wear, maximising disc use, says the manufacturer. To prevent wear, all disc bearings are 100 per cent sealed. Also new is the extra space

between the last set of discs and the roller. This allows soil to settle before it is consolidated, rather than throwing soil at the roller. Roller option types include crumbler, steel rings, rubber rings, and packer. Several versions of the cultivator are available, from three-metre-wide mounted machines, up to 6m semimounted. At Sima, the firm will also unveil a 9m fully-trailed machine. Starting price for a 3m machine is about £12,000, depending on roller.

AVAILABLE in working widths from four to seven metres, Sumo launched a trailed version of its Mixidisc disc cultivator. Previously only available as a mounted machine, the trailed concept has allowed the incorporation of a hydraulicallyadjustable set of levelling paddles between the rear set of discs and consolidator roller. Other features include discs

in an ‘X’ formation, preventing crabbing, and parallel lift via the drawbar and rear roller. Disc depth is set by shims on the drawbar ram and pin-adjusted at the rear. Discs are rubber-mounted in pairs and fitted with scrapers for cleaning. Seeder kits, air brakes and rear drawbar can be specified as options. A 6m machine starts at £43,275.

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MACHINERY LAMMA 2015 GRASSLAND AND LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT Pottinger Combi-wagon POTTINGER has replaced its Europrofi forage wagon range with the Europrofi Combiline models. The three-model range comprises the 45-10, 50-10 and 55-10 models, with capacities of 45, 50 and 55cu.m respectively. Developed as a combiwagon, Pottinger says the models can be used as forage trailers. Pottinger’s general manager Shaun Groom says: “Shod on 560 or optional 710 tyres, the Combiline makes a great trailer for maize or energy crops.

Lely Splendimo PC 280

Compared to a trailer, the Combiline has axles in the middle of the chassis, giving good balance and improved manoeuvrability.” In forage wagon guise, the range delivers a 39mm (1.5in) chop length and a hydraulicallyoperated knife lock system allows the operator to swap blades midway through the day, making full use of the double knife, twin blade design adopted by the Combiline. Power requirement is from 130-220hp, with the 50-10 model being priced from £66,825.

LELY has added a 2.8-metre version to its Splendimo PC trailed mower range, featuring the new QIII bed offered on larger models with larger discs allowing the knives to rotate through 360-degrees. A pivoting gearbox makes for easier coupling and manoeuvring and the lift rams

are also used to control ground pressure, adjustable from the cab. Conditioning is via steel fingers, pivoting on steel bushings for an extended working life and improved safety, and swath width is adjustable from 0.8-2m. Power requirement is from 70hp.

Conor Engineering rear discharge muck spreader CONOR Engineering has introduced its first rear discharge manure spreader range, following customer requests for a higher output spreading solution. With compact 10- and

12-tonne models, the range features twin vertical beaters with 15mm (0.5in) thick reversible blades and 10mm (0.4in) auger flights, automatic light protectors triggered when the slurry door is

open and heavy-duty fully welded construction. Options include a sprung drawbar, swivel hitch and wooden or steel greedy boards. Prices are from £16,000£22,000.

Tanco Variwrap 3 TANCO’S latest bale wrapper design uses two or three wrapping arms and a loading arm allowing bales to be collected from the side, speeding the wrapping cycle. Designed to handle bales from one to 1.5 metres (three to five feet) in diameter, the wrapper uses an accumulator to provide the hydraulic power for the cut and tie process and a proportional valve to control the speed of bale rotation, maintaining momentum. Hydraulic and electric controls are housed in a central top panel, allowing a service engineer to quickly replace a faulty unit, cutting downtime, says the manufacturer. Linkage- and loadermounted versions are ideal for contractors, while a static model will follow for use in the yard.

Krone Swadro TC rakes KRONE showed an updated range of the Swadro twin rotor rakes to replace the 700/800/900 series. Features include a new tine designed to hold the crop better, allowing rotors to be set higher to minimise the risk of soil contamination and a new headstock with v-gearbox and sloping frame, which gives a transport height below four

metres (13ft) without folding the tine arms. The three models are the 6.8m fixed width TC680 and hydraulically adjustable TC780 and TC880, which have raking widths of 6.8-7.6m and 7.68.8m respectively. ‘Plus’ specification on the larger model gives electric rotor lift, with height indication on the in-cab control box.

Blaney Agri Wipeout 2 SAVINGS in chemical use are generating interest in weedwipers and Blaney Agri’s Wipeout 2 linkage-mounted models offer the capacity to treat larger pasture, as well as their traditional upland farming application. Weed wiping also extends application windows as it is unaffected by windy conditions. Models are 4.5 to 8.5-metre

working widths in twin or triple gang format and twin rollers increase wetting while minimising drips, protecting clover in the sward. Ground drive allows the gangs to follow ground contours and improved software gives greater control of applications for further savings. A 4.5m twin gang model is priced at £6,500.


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www.nwauctions.co.uk Please visit our website for Sale Dates, Catalogues & Reports

LANCASTER AUCTION MART TEL: 01524 63308 PRIME STOCK Every Monday

Prime Hoggs (9am) followed by Cast Sheep Prime Cattle (10.30am)

STORE STOCK Friday 30th January (weekly sale)

Cast/Feeding Cows & OTM Cattle (10.15am) Rearing Calves & Stirks (10.15am) Breeding & Store Cattle (11.15am)

MACHINERY SALE @ LANCASTER Saturday 7th February

Collective Machinery Sale, specialising in sheep handling & lambing equipment. (please advise of entries)

J36 RURAL AUCTION CENTRE TEL: 015395 66200 PRIME SHEEP Every Tuesday

First ballot of cast sheep at 1 pm Prime Hoggs at approx. 1.30pm Followed by the remaining Cast Sheep

CALVES & STIRKS / STORE HOGGS/ IN LAMB SHEEP Thursday 29th January Rearing Calves & Stirks (10.15am) Store Hoggs/Breeding Sheep (11am)

CATTLE / CALVES & STIRKS / DAIRY / OTM’S / STORE HOGGS Thursday 5th February FORTNIGHTLY SALE (catalogue entries close Thurs 29th Jan)

MULTI BREED SALE of IN­LAMB SHEEP Saturday 24th January

To include Annual ‘ROUGH DIAMONDS’ Sale of In­lamb Rough Fell Sheep on behalf of the RFSBA, ALSO Inaugural Sale of BFL In­lamb sheep, Sale of individual In­lamb Texel, Charollais, Blue Texel and Beltex. Plus commercial sheep. Followed by sale of 2 castrated male Alpacas. Catalogues available Also this day Sale of Plants & Shrubs AND Simply Local Farmers Market

MACHINERY SALE @ J36 Wednesday 28th January @ 10.30 am

Entries include: NH TN55 2 wd tractor; Hardi 12m master sprayer; Post knocker; Muckspreaders; Vicon vari­spreader; Cement mixer; Lge selection of feed trough, hay racks; Straw chopper; Cattle crush (foot trimming & weighing); Lamb adopter; Walk through sheep feed barriers & pen; 20 round bales hay; Fence posts, wire, etc, etc.

MONDAY 26TH JANUARY 2015 STARS OF 2015 PRIZE SHOW & SALE OF OVER 550 YOUNG BULLS, SUCKLED CALVES & STORE CATTLE (SHOW 8.30AM) 10am: Sale of 100+ Cast Cows, OTM Cattle & Stock Bulls 10.30am: Sale of 600+ Store Sheep 11.30am: Sale of Young Bulls, Suckled Calves & Store Cattle

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The Uk’s Number One Prime Beef Auction

Week ending 17th January 2015 430 Slaughter Only Cattle Sold this week Young Bulls to     OTMS to               Steers to              Heifers to            

243.5p     208.5p     240.5p     263.5p    

£1,796.91 £1,950.50 £1,570.56 £1,512.67

4,116 Sheep Sold this week Hoggets to            228.0p     Cull Ewes to                          Cull Rams to                          Store Lambs to                    

£105.00 £145.00 £131.00 £69.00

STOP PRESS!!

Stan Evans sells Limousin Heifers to 263.5p David Scarborough sells Limousin Bulls to 243.5p Darren Jarvis sells Limousin Steers to 240.5p Steve Dorey sells Hoggets to 228.0p Stuart Dore sells Bulls to 215.5p or £1,796.91 TJ Denby sells Limousin Heifers to gross £1,512.67 Ian Kirk sells Blonde Steers to gross £1,570.56 Stuart Baldwin sells Cull Cows to 191.5p or £1,512.30 and OTM Bulls to 207.5p or £1,950.50

Saturday 24th January

From Alan Twell, Lincs

Sale of Reared and Rearing Calves at 10.30am Featuring: From Mr A Twell, Lincs (4 Year TB Area) 12 British Blue and Limousin x (beef bred) Bulls and Heifers 3-5 months old From Mark Green 10 Limousin x Heifers 8-10 months old From Westhall Lodge, Norfolk (4 year TB Area) 18 Continental x Steers and Heifers including 10 Black and White Bulls 6-8 months followed by Store Pigs Feeding Cows at 10.30am Prime Lambs at 11.00am followed by Cull Ewes, Store and Breeding Sheep At 12.00noon Sale of Breeding Cattle Featuring From Mrs T Hazel on behalf of the Estate of the late Doug Hazel, Chalton, Bedfordshire 25 mostly British Blue x British Friesian Heifers 26-32 months old In calf to a Hereford Bull and due to calve March - May 2015 25 Limousin x Friesian, Simmental x Friesian, Hereford x Friesian Cows (4-9 years old) In calf to a British Blue Bull - easy calving Hazelwood Freshman son due to calve March - May 2015 28 Calves progeny of the cows for mentioned born January - April 2014 (4 Hereford sired, 12 British Blue sired, 9 Simmental sires) From Avenue Farms Ltd, Buckingham Pedigree Red Poll Stock Bull CASTLEFIELDS NU DUKE DOB: 06/12/2010 5 Pedigree Red Poll Cows with Calves at foot (3 Red Poll and 2 British Blue x) 2 Pedigree Red Poll In Calf Cows 15 Pedigree Red Poll Strong Maiden Heifers ages 18-24 months 3 Pedigree Red Poll Maiden Heifers aged 15-18 months

Pedigree Simmental Bull 7 Years old — good stock getter Followed by Store Cattle: From Messrs JE & JW Meusel, Warks 4 Limousin single suckled Steers 9-13 months old From Chal Parsons, Newark 3 Bazadaise x British Blue Heifers 7-8 months old From Mr R Hopkins, Bottesford 1 Aberdeen Angus x Heifer 3 Longhorn Steers, 1 Longhorn x Steer 1 Longhorn x Heifer All 16 - 21 months old

Wednesday 28th January Sale of Slaughter Only Cattle, Sheep and Pigs

Saturday 31st January Prime Lambs, Cull Ewes, Store and Breeding Sheep

Wednesday 4th February Sale of Slaughter Only Cattle, Sheep and Pigs

Saturday 7th February Sale of Reared and Rearing Calves, Store Pigs, Feeding Cows, Prime Lambs, Cull Ewes, Store and Breeding Sheep, Store and Breeding Cattle Featuring: From Messrs JE & JW Meusel, Warks 4 Single Suckled Limousin Heifers 9-13 months old

Contact Paul Gentry ANYTIME on 0780 1032 846 mobile or 01522 789152 home or Keith Miller 0780 1032847 mobile or Rachel Gascoine 07885 432939 mobile or James Sealy 07772 618315 or contact the Office on 01636 676741, why not be added to our Market Report service via e-mail or post or simply check out our website for up to date information, views and prices.

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SKIPTON S KIPTON A AUCTION UCTION M MART A RT 792375 Tel: T el: 01756 01756 7 92375 www.ccmauctions.com www.ccmauctions.com Auctioneers: A uctioneers: 780481 J eremy Eaton Eaton - 07747 07747 7 80481 Jeremy T ed Ogden Ogden - 07855 07855 958211 958211 Ted S am Bradley Bradley - 07538 07538 539077 539077 Sam

Borderway Mart, Carlisle

BORDERWAY MONTHLY DAIRY DAY

Monday M onday 26th 26th J January anuar y

Wednesday 4th February

CALVES C ALVES Sale Sale 1 10.45am 0.45am C ROP & PRODUCE PRODUCE Sale Sale 1 1.45am CROP 11.45am FORFARMERS SHOW SHOW & SALE SALE OF OF DAIRY DAIRY C ATTLE FORFARMERS CATTLE J udging 1 1.30am – Sale Sale 1 2.00noon Judging 11.30am 12.00noon 20 Cows 2 0 IInmilk nmilk C ows & Heifers Heifers CAST CATTLE CATTLE 4 YR YR & PRE PRE TEST TEST S ale 112.30pm 2.30pm CAST Sale followed b y4Y R & PRE PRE TEST TEST C LEAN CATTLE CATTLE followed by YR CLEAN ffollowed ollowed by by TB TB EXEMPT EXEMPT CLEAN CLEAN CATTLE CATTLE & TB CAST CATTLE TB EXEMPT EXEMPT C AST C ATTLE ((Please Please Pre Pre Enter Enter - 6 day day standstill) standstill) PRIME HOGGS SHEEP 1.30pm P RIME H OGGS & CAST CAST S HEEP Sale Sale 1 .30pm

Tel: 01228 406200 www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk

Entries close Wednesday 28th January

sale catalogues can be downloaded from the website

Shows and sales of PRIME BLACKFACE & PRIME SWALEDALE HOGGS

Also caged birds, hatching eggs and associated poultry equipment Special sale of PIGS of all classes Saturday 21st February

Monday 26th January

Entries close Friday 30th January

Important dairy sale of 250 HOLSTEIN FRIESIANS COMPLETE DISPERSAL OF THE MEIKLE LAUGHT HERD

On Farm Sale TRACTORS, MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

Wednesday 28th January – 11.00am

Saturday 31st January - 10.30am

POULTRY & WATERFOWL

For AD & AJF Carson Meikle Laught Farm, At CROWN FARM, SKELTON CA11 9TG Saltcoats, Ayrshire (On the B5305 north of Penrith and south of Skelton) This is the complete dispersal of the Meikle Laught On behalf of Messrs P Sealby herd following the sale of the farm due to ill health. Full list available on the website The herd is an excellent example of highly productive Holsteins Friesians managed in a New Sales Fixture simple and efficient system. Currently the herd is averaging 8700kg 4.05% 3.24% with a cell count Saturday 14th March of 149 (average from milk sales) and the current (within Borderway Mart) daily yield is 30.4kgs. Sale from the Ballylinney Beef Shorthorn herd One of the big attractions of this sale has to be on behalf of Derek &Cindy Steen, the age of the herd with almost 50% in their first Whitcastles, Lockerbie lactation. They are all year round calving with approximately 20 calvings per month and are in-calf to the Angus, Blue or Simmental sires. Included in the sale are 41 Ayrshires and 20 Montbeliarde cows and 1 Aberdeen Angus bull. They are vaccinated for IBR & BVD and are tested clear of BVD. The herd is in a four year Classes for Holstein, TB testing area. Jersey, Ayrshire,

Saturday 7th March

Thursday 5th February -10.30am TRACTORS, MACHINERY PLANT & SMALL TOOLS Including section of

LIGHT COMMERCIALS/ VANS AND 4X4 VEHICLES – 11.00am Also TREES, HEDGING, SHRUBS & PERENNIALS – 1pm

Red & White, Brown Swiss, Dairy Shorthorn and British Friesian cattle Entry forms and schedules available visit www.harrisonandhetherington.co.uk or T: 01228 406230

Entries close Monday 26th January

W h e r e t h e d a i r y i nd u s t ry m e e t s

Wednesday W ednesday 2 28th 8th J January anuar y 1,402 1 ,402 S STORE TORE H HOGGS OGGS & BREEDING BREEDING S SHEEP HEEP (Comprising (Comprising 115 115 Inlamb Inlamb Ewes Ewes & 1268 1268 Store Store e Hoggs) Hoggs) BFL FEMALES IInc nc Special Special sale sale of of 19 19 B FL F EMALES Ent Chelker Ent comp: comp: C helker (2) (2) Micklaw Micklaw (2) (2) Brearside Brearside ((2) 2) Oddacres Otterburn Lodge Smearsett O ddacres ((2) 2) O tttterburn L odge (3) (3) S mearsett (3) (3) Cowden Sigsworth Cowden ((3) 3) S igswor th ((2) 2) Sale Ring S ale 10.30am 10.30am Main Main R ing Monday M onday 2 2nd nd F February ebruar y Monday M onday M Market arke et + F ebruarryy Show Show & S ale of of P rime Stock Stock February Sale Prime Wednesday W ednesday 4 4th th February Februar y Young Y oung Feeding Feeding Bulls, Bulls, Store Store & B Breeding reeding C Cattle attle iinc nc Special Special Sale Sale o off Bulling Bulling Hfrs Hfrs 10 mnths) ((ent ent incl. incl. 1 0 Ped Ped Lim Lim Hfrs Hfrs 18-24 18-24 m nths) Entries E ntries close close Wednesday Wednesday 28th 28th January January Friday F riday 1 13th 3th F February ebruar y Winter W inter sale sale of of Sheepdogs Sheepdogs (entries (entries close close Friday Friday 3 30th 0th JJanuary) anuary) Saturday S aturday 1 14th 4th F February ebruar y LIVESTOCK L IVESTOCK ONLY ONLY S Stirks, tirks, W Weaned eaned Calves, Calves, B Breeding re eeding & Cull Cull Goats/Sheep Goats/Sheep ((entries entries now now being being taken) taken) Farm F arm to to F Farm arm 1 8yr 8yr o old ld Limousin Limousin B Bull ull – Contact Contact Ted Ted O Ogden gden

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PENRITH AUCTION MART Tel: 01768 864700 www.penrithauction.com Monday 26th January - 9.30am - Prime Bulls, Prime Cattle & Cast Cows - Red Market Incorporating the Bonanza Cast Cow Day Wednesday 28th January - 7am - Cast Ewes and Rams; 9am - Prime Hoggs - Green Market Monday 2nd February Sale of Feeding Bulls and Store Cattle of all classes entries close noon Monday 26th January

Wednesday 4th February Sale of Rearing Calves of all classes & Store Sheep In-Lamb Sale of Breeding Ewes - please contact the office with entries

Livestock Auctioneers Association only competition drives price

www.laa.co.uk

HAWES, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL8 3NP Tuesday January 27th 1500 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs at 10am 300 Cast Ewes & Rams Saturday January 31st 120 Store Cattle, Beef Breeding Cattle & Cull Cows. Sale 10.30am Sheep Tagging Meeting Wednesday January 28th at the Wensleydale Pantry, Hawes at 7.30pm. Advice on changes to sheep EID for 2015 from Ian Cairns (Farm Advisory Service). Everyone welcome. Please phone office if you would like to attend. Telephone: Office (01969) 667207. Mobile 07974 126397 or 01833 622240 www.hawesmart.co.uk

Brockholes Arms Auction Mart Claughton On Brock, Preston PR3 0PH 01995 640280

www.brockholesauction.co.uk Tuesday 27th January, 2015

9am Hoggs to £105/hd Belly clipping facilities available Followed by Cast Ewes to £136/hd 10.30am Fat Bulls & Prime Cattle to 234p/kg 11.00am Store Cattle to £1,060/hd Followed by Dairy Cattle 11.30am Rearing Calves to £360/hd

Wednesday 28th January, 2015 10.30am OTM Cattle to £1,174/hd Followed by TB Exempt Cattle


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Beeston Castle Auction 01829 262100 Chelford Market 01625 861122 We pay on the day for all stock and produce sold at our weekly sales. www.wrightmarshall.co.uk BEESTON CASTLE AUCTION

TUESDAY, 10th FEBRUARY

PEDIGREE & COMMERICAL DAIRY CATTLE TUESDAY 27th JANUARY BEESTON “MONTH END” SALE 10.30 am

~ 240 HEAD ~ Incorporating the Monthly European Heifer Sale and special Focus Milk Section for members of the Western Holstein Club, as well as commercial and pedigree dairy cattle (open to all breeds) from leading UK herds. FROM THE UK - 85 HEAD ALL FRESH - 23 Cows, 61 Heifers and 1 In-calf Heifer including the First portion to disperse the HEATHGREEN herd (16 Cows, 18 Heifers) the property of KJ Morris, Redditch, Worcestershire. Cubicles, Semi-TMR. All fresh since 1st November. Herd avg. 8300 kg 4.2% fat, 3.4% protein CC 180. No vaccinations. No evidence Johnes. 1yr TB - ALSO 10 Cows and Heifers from the Islandpride herd of Richard & Trevor Lloyd, Anglesey. Focus Milk Vendors: BUDWORTH, BIDLEA, BURNBRAE, ENCHANTED, SANDLEY, TATTENOAK, RAINBOROUGH. FROM DENMARK - 68 FRESH CALVED (16 Cows, 52 Heifers) comprising 34 Holsteins, 14 Pure Danish Reds and 20 Crossbreds consigned by Kurt Nisgaard Aps, Skjern, Denmark. This monthly consignment from this genuine source is proving very popular with our buyers. The cattle are strong, have good udders and are naturally milky. All in cubicles and naturally aggressive feeders. TB Free Country. FROM GERMANY - This Month’s sale will include the second and final portion to disperse the Young stock section of the noted BIL herd of 84 Served and Maiden Heifers from Christian Bielefeld, Dalvers in the Osnabruck region of Germany. This is another fantastic consignment and are just as good, if not better than the first portion sold last July at Beeston. Quality is fantastic as you would expect from one of Germany’s top herds. Over 30 out of VG/EX dams with nearly all the rest out of high pointing GP dams or heifers yet to be scored. Top Sires include Lavanguard, Anton, Heavenly Dreams, Select, Chelios, Seaver, Beacon, Ladd P Red, Atwood, Epic, Bama Red, Six Maxim, Swordfish etc. Many superbly bred individuals from top international lines including Gypsy Grand, Gloriette, a 6 gen VG/EX Anton from the Welcome G family plus others from their own top families and in particular from the ‘O’ and ‘F’ lines of which 20 are included. All heifers are marker vaccinated and blood tested negative for IBR. Germany is a TB Free country.

Ransom Rail Explode PATI ET (VG86-2yr) Dam of ET calf by Anton selling

TUESDAY, 3rd FEBRUARY - 11.00 am

226 HOLSTEINS Dispersal of the Entire Milking Portion of the high yielding OVERWATER herd, the property of A & R Maughan Monks Hall, Hankelow, Nr Audlem, together with the entire crop of In-calf and Served Heifers. The Sale comprises 147 Cows and Milking Heifers, 60 In-calf & Served Heifers, 11 Maiden Heifers and 8 Baby Heifer Calves. The Sale is brought about by the owners decision to cease milk production with immediate effect and brings onto the market a superb herd of naturally milky cattle which have all the attributes for modern, intensive, milk production. The cows are wide, with good well attached udders and good legs and feet. Recent classification of 66 animals resulted with 25 cows (EX), 27(VG), 34(GP) and 2(G). They follow a fairly even calving pattern with slight bias towards March/April and August/September. Age profile is also attractive with over 100 milking with their 3rd or younger lactation including 31 milking heifers. The In-calf heifers are very impressive and well grown. Main Sires in the milkers are Mr Sam, Ready, Decker, Scooby-Duu and Captain whilst the served heifers are mainly by McCormick, Lotto, X-Ray, Drayman & Bluesky. Herd average is 10040 kg 3.75% 3.20% Full TMR, 3x milking in 36 point internal rotary, cubicles, Vacc. IBR, BVD, Lepto. 1 yr TB. Very genuine dispersal sale.

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MONTPELIER FARM, WRITTLE, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX, CM1 3PL On instructions from Montpelier Farm Ltd due to sale of the farm

SATURDAY 24th JAN Opening Monthly Collective Sale of Machinery/Sundries (10am) Fur & Feather (12noon)

Auction sale of agricultural tractors, materials handler, balers, grassland machinery and sheep handling equipment

Entries inc: 45gal Holder/Stand, 2 Sheep Ring Feeders, Quad Bike Sheep Trailer & 6ft Tractor Loader Bucket, Qty. Mxd. Grey Slates & Usual Selection of Small Tools etc.

MONDAY 26th JAN WEEKLY FATSTOCK SALE ‘6 DAY LICENCE’ Inc. Show of Horned Hoggs Classes for 5 Dalesbred & 5 Swaledale, Kindly Sponsored by Chevin View Laundry, Otley

Tractors: 2013 Massey Ferguson 7616 Dyna-6 (885hrs), 2007 Claas Ares 697 ATZ (6,819hrs), 2002 Case IH MX270 (5,364hrs). Materials Handler & Excavator: 2010 Merlo MultiFarmer 30.6 Top 2 with rear linkage (2,460hrs), Kubota KX161.2 minidigger. Machinery: 2013 New Holland 890 Big Baler Crop Cutter baler, PhiBer AC3104 bale accumulator, 2013 Krone Big Pack 1290 HDR High Speed baler, 2012 Krone KWT 11.22/10 rotary tedder, 2003 Kuhn GA4521GM Masterdrive single rotor rake, 2003 Krone AM403S Easy-Cut mower, Spearhead 460 batwing mower, Protech P22 tracked post driver, Opico Grass Harrows with Variocast seeder unit, Reco Sulky DPX1504 fertiliser spreader, 2004 Reco Ferri flail, 2012 Spread-A-Bale mini bale shredder, Sprayranger self-propelled sprayer, 18m. Trailers: 2007 Hook Loada HL160C trailer unit, 2006 AS Marston CD10 dump trailer, Plowman Rudland 35 double deck livestock trailer. Also: a large selection of sheep hurdles, creep and ring feeders, crushes, gates, races and troughs. Included: JD 8430, JCB JS130, JCB 535-125 (2), Fordson Major (3). In all over 450 lots. To be sold by public auction

Pigs at 9.30am Sheep at 9.35am Cull Cows at 11am followed by Prime Cattle

FRIDAY 30th JAN Fortnightly Sale of Dairy, Calves, Store Cattle, Sheep & Pigs Entries inc: 15 Cont x Hoggs, Sim Stock Bull (5yrs) 10 Lim & Char x Y/Bulls (8/9mths) 25 B/W Strs (16/24mths) 20 AA Strs/Hfrs (16/24mths) 8 Hfd x Hfrs (16mths) 50 Cont x Strs/Hfrs (12/20mths) 25 Cont x Strs/Hfrs (20/24mths) Please notify further entries

Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 10:00am

Catalogues available cheffins.co.uk or from the auctioneers two weeks prior to sale

Ian Smith (Market Manager) 07738 043771 01943 462172 www.wharfedale-farmers.co.uk

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redundant, agricultural barns and buildings. If you already own a property, take the opportunity to review your WHERE once there was national buildings and their potential for guidance for agricultural equine use. It is a legitimate farm workers’ dwellings, the National Equine development Planning Policy Framework Nationally, the Government wants diversification enterprise. If you are turning your hobby (NPPF) is a looser arrangement, to support rural-based economic into a business, it is worth without formal criteria. development, again through the considering if this justifies the Proving the need for the NPPF, to encourage sustainable need to live on-site. As with dwelling is crucial and must be growth of businesses in rural agricultural workers’ dwellings, done based on the ‘needs of the areas. The equine sector is one planning authorities recognise business, not the individual’. such area of focus. the requirements for full-time Welfare grounds are However, planning for equine almost entirely the reason for development can be complicated, care and management to ensure horses’ well-being. This means permitting a dwelling, but this as there is confusion between animal welfare is more likely to is only if there is sufficient simply grazing horses and be considered. livestock to accrue the required keeping them for a business. working hours on-farm, Grazing horses on land does Rural housing equating to a full-time person. not require planning permission, If there are sufficient so long as the enclosure is the Many planning authorities are livestock and the income from main source of feed for the now trying to meet targets for the business can support the horse. Mix things up by adding delivering housing. cost of building a dwelling, you stables, jumps or additional feed Individual planning authorities are almost there. Easy to say – from external sources, and the are looking to change their longless so to prove. tables turn. For the most part, the held position on restraint of Siting and design are the use of land, buildings and/or other development in the countryside. remaining matters but do not facilities for equestrian purposes Many are considering ‘rural assume this is easy. You will will need planning permission. exception sites’ as they are one be asked to convert existing There are two categories of of the few ways housing can be buildings before considering a equine activity, personal and delivered in smaller villages and new build and will have to justify commercial. Setting up a some fairly isolated locations. why you cannot convert if you commercial equestrian operation ‘Rural exception’ is known to claim it is not appropriate, or is now recognised as an provide affordable housing and convenient, to do so. appropriate rural business. it may be possible to negotiate a The hoops to jump through for New equestrian property and small number of unrestricted, a worker’s dwelling are many land buyers might benefit from open-market houses – a siteand varied. It is important to looking for sites which already specific consideration – with take good advice as illaccommodate existing, but planning authority officers.

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Three lots of land approximately 144 acres consisting of pasture and hay meadows at Ravenscar, Scarborough, North Yorkshire to let on 10 year Farm Business Tenancies to commence on 25 March 2015.

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LOCATION: SCOTLAND - CENTRAL BELT McKenzie Trailers have been a leading Distributor and outstanding ambassador for Ifor Williams Trailers Ltd. selling our extensive range of trailers and providing a professional service to our customers for over 50 years. Due to retirement, this family owned company have decided that the time is right to move the business on. McKenzie Trailers are located in Bridge of Allan, Stirling and their trailer territory covers much of the Central Belt. The Ifor Williams Trailers brand is synonymous with quality and our trailers are designed and manufactured to the highest standard. Our trailers and spares are sold through a network of distributors across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. We manufacture up to 1000 trailers per week across various and growing market sectors such as Commercial, including Plant, Equine, Agriculture, Domestic & Leisure and Motorsport & Recovery. We are looking for distributors who share our business ethos and who have the resources to take our business forward in this key geographical area.

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If you believe that you have the ambition and drive to succeed as an Ifor Williams Distributor, then we would like to hear from you. For an application pack, please email: megan.hiett@iwt.co.uk

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The successful applicant will be responsible for: • Fertilising and Spraying applications • Arable cultivations • Co-ordinating and liaising with contractors • Record keeping • Provide support in the planning of all farming operations

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Briefing Media’s portfolio is the UK’s leading media brand for the agricultural industry, with a key focus on the trends and challenges for the livestock, arable and dairy farming sectors, in print and online. In addition, Briefing Media runs three premier events: LAMMA, the UK’s largest machinery show, CropTec which helps farmers and their advisors develop profitable and sustainable farming and the British Farming Awards.

An opportunity has arisen within the Farmers Guardian classified team for an enthusiastic telesales executive. Your role will be to generate business by making effective sales presentations to new and existing customers across our portfolio of products which also includes subscription sales and sponsorship opportunities.

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HERDSPERSON REQUIRED For mixed farm based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire to work with 300 Cow herd, milking once a day and alternate weekends. Duties to include milking, foot trimming and general farm work. Salary negotiable and accommodation available for the right person. References essential

Please email CV to lynroe@windowslive.com Telephone 07971 937916

FARM MANAGER Required for a 200 acre Grassland farm on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border, nr Macclesfield. Currently running at 90 head of various Beef Cattle, looking to expand to 250 head. Right candidate must have a passion for livestock and a wise eye for Cattle breeding. Accommodation available, salary negotiable. Advantages to applicants would be good mechanical skills & good estate management ie. Walling, fencing etc.

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CREEP FEEDING A look at the benefits gained from creep feeding suckler calves

QUALITY STORES Detail at breeding and calving to improve consistency

A LOOK BACK Reflecting on the Somerset floods one year on

ROSE VEAL How a producer is utilising buildings and finishing bulls

SPECIFICATIONS Results to be gained from measuring and monitoring cattle

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IDENTIFYING SIRES How recording sire details on passports can make a difference

HIGHLAND WAGYU Take a look at the largest Wagyu herd in the UK

MYCOTOXIN RISK Why beef farmers should be alerted to mouldy feeds

FOCUSED BREEDING Reasons to consider synchronised fixed time AI in suckler herds

CLASSIFIED LISTINGS Eleven pages of contacts, services and sale dates

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BEEF

Benefits of creep feeding suckler calves

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ffective creep feeding of suckler calves, to maximise rumen development and lift preweaning growth rates closer to their genetic potential, can dramatically improve efficiency and profitability. Sam Roddy, KW nutritionist, says failing to do so can extend finishing times by 40 days or more, while also significantly increasing overall feed requirements. He says: “Younger cattle are much more efficient at converting feed into growth, so any additional liveweight gains made during this time can dramatically reduce the overall cost of growth. “For example, before weaning at around 320kg liveweight (LW), a calf will have an average feed conversion efficiency (FCE) as high as 4:1, so every 1kg of liveweight gain (LWG) requires just 4kg DM of feed. “That compares to a 450kg growing animal with an FCE closer to 8:1, which will consume 8kg DM of feed for each 1kg LWG. So instead of feeding maybe 160kg DM to gain 40kg LW pre-weaning, those which are not creep feeding will need to feed as much

Calves which are not creep fed are less independent at weaning and have rumens which are not as well developed for fermenting forage SAM RODDY

as 320kg DM to gain the same weight later in the animal’s life – that is twice as much feed.”

Efficiency A 40kg LW increase pre-weaning will also reduce time on-farm by about 40 days. This is not only more efficient, but also matches the increasing demands from

Creep feeding ■ Introduce by six weeks of age at the latest and offer ad lib right through until weaning at six or seven months old ■ Taper off gradually as forage intakes increase

■ By weaning, calves should be eating up to 2.0-2.5kg of creep feed each day ■ Stay ahead of appetite if the benefits are to be maximised

Effective creep feeding of suckler calves can dramatically improve efficiency and profitability, according to nutritionist Sam Roddy.

meat processers for younger animals at slaughter, and will help maximise carcase value, claims Mr Roddy. “Calves which are not creep fed are also more reliant on their mother’s milk, are less independent at weaning and have rumens which are not as well developed for fermenting forage. The result is much greater stress and a more serious growth check when weaning takes place. “There is also more pressure on the cow to produce milk preweaning, with knock-on effects for body condition and subsequent fertility,” he adds. Where creep feeding is used, cows will typically rebuild body

condition quicker post-calving and be easier to get back in calf. Any excess body condition gained during the grazing season when grass is plentiful can be taken off the cows gradually post-weaning, further reducing feeding costs. The key is to make the most of the high rates of FCE in young calves by maximising growth rates during this time. Creep feed should therefore be introduced by six weeks of age at the latest and offered ad lib right through until weaning at six or seven months old, then tapered off gradually as forage intakes increase. “By weaning, calves should be eating up to 2.0-2.5kg of creep feed each day, and it is important

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Fibre Mr Roddy says options include British wheat distillers feed, which is high in energy. Used alongside sugar beet feed or soya hulls, it is the ideal complement for homegrown cereals. He also recommends including a small amount of chopped straw

where possible to stimulate rumen development, while adding a high sugar liquid feed will increase palatability, boost intakes and reduce the risks of ration sorting and dust inhalation. “Remember the calf’s nutrient requirements increase as it grows, yet the cow’s milk yield drops off. Relying on grazed grass to make up this shortfall will produce growth rates well below the genetic potential of the calf. “It is also critical any attempt to increase growth rates is based on rations designed to optimise rumen function and maximise the efficiency with which feed is converted into growth. If not, there is a real danger the extra feed costs could outweigh the benefits.”

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to stay ahead of appetite if the benefits are to be maximised,” Mr Roddy says. “Optimising rumen function is also vital, so although homegrown cereals such as rolled barley and rolled oats make a great basis for a creep feed, they must be balanced with other feeds containing high levels of digestible fibre.”

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clear focus on producing premium store cattle from an easilymanaged herd was the primary objective for Graham Cameron when he established his suckler herd in 2005. Just under a decade later, his Wester Bonhard beef enterprise was named as a finalist in Quality Meat Scotland’s 2014, Scotch beef farm of the year. Farming with his parents, Sandy and Ann, just outside Scone, Perthshire, the business runs 100 spring-calving suckler cows, which are mainly Limousin crosses and British Blue crosses. The farm consists of a 120-hectare

(296-acre) home farm, with a further 98ha (242 acres) rented from the neighbouring farm. “Decoupling gave us greater freedom to produce according to market demand,” says Mr Cameron. “The rented farm has a lot of permanent grass and as I had always enjoyed working with cattle it made sense to utilise this grass more efficiently and start a suckler herd.” With buyers returning year after year to buy from him at the second April sale in Stirling, many of his cattle go on to be sold to the butcher market. Over the last three years, Bonhard stores have consistently achieved 15p/kg above the sale average.

Farm facts ■ 100 Limousin/British Blue cross spring-calving suckler herd put to Limousin bulls ■ Producing butcher-type cattle, sold as year-old stores

■ 120 hectares (296 acres) of cereals grown, winter barley used for weaned calves ■ 95,000 broiler unit

“From the start I felt it was important to present a level batch of stores with the potential to produce E and U grades when finished. I sell almost the entire calf crop at this sale – buyers appreciate good batches of six or eight and more recently our black heifers have been purchased for replacement bulling heifers.”

Sire selection Choosing his sires carefully with high EBVs for growth rates and carcase traits, Mr Cameron also pays attention to predicted calving ease. The herd calves in a block and this year bulls were turned out on May 1 and taken out by July 21. Recognising the benefits of health accreditation, the business has been a member of the Herdcare High Health Scheme for six years. The herd is BVD accredited free, tested for Johne’s and vaccinated against leptospirosis. Calves are double vaccinated against pneumonia and Mr Cameron has fine-tuned this approach to minimise disease at

Over the last three years, Graham Cameron’s store cattle have achieved 15p/kg above the sale average.

housing. The second vaccination is now administered one week before housing and he finds this provides calves with greater protection and reduces pneumonia incidence to less than 2 per cent. Further reductions in calf mortality are mainly due to the installation of two, pan, tilt and zoom cameras in the calving shed. Controlled from the farmhouse, these enable wide area coverage and great detail when zooming in. Mr Cameron finds cows are more likely to calve themselves if

he is not popping into the shed to check progress, so interventions have been reduced. The same applies to the new-born calf which will stand up and suck more naturally if undisturbed, he says. Replacements are sourced from the in-calf heifer sale at Thainstone in late October. Mr Cameron finds they are mature with the size and shape he requires. They calve at three years old and buying in this manner keeps the breeding regime simple. This year, however, he is going ahead with a trial which, if

successful, he hopes will breed the ideal beef female for Bonhard. Having successfully sourced nine British Friesian cross British Blue heifers, these were AI’d with sexed semen from a Limousin and the first calves are due at the start of February. “I’m eager to see if we can retain the frame and confirmation of the British Blue cross Limousin but increase milkiness. It is early days, but using sexed semen will help to accelerate the development of the herd,” he says.


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BEEF The floods of 2013 saw Somerset farmers having to evacuate thousands of animals and abandon almost 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) of land. Jane Brown visits one beef farmer to find out how the recovery is going.

Improving soil structure after Somerset floods

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t is hard to picture the aftermath of last year’s floods on the Somerset Levels. Swathes of farmland lay under water for more than a month, houses were destroyed and buildings laid to waste. Once the waters receded there was the contamination from diesel, oil and slurry stores to deal with, as well as the plethora of debris which lay for miles around, ranging from baler twine and silage wrap to dead wildlife and building rubble. James Winslade, who farms 2,075 hectares (840 acres) of arable land and pasture at Newhouse Farm in Moorland, Somer-

set, was among those worst affected. With the entire farm under water between December 2012 and March 2013, he eventually had to evacuate his 550 cattle on February 4, as floodwater rose by about 0.9 metres (three feet) in just 18 hours.

Delayed Although the stock returned to the farm on March 27, Mr Winslade and his family did not get back into their house until October 17, as 0.9m (3ft) waves had smashed a tree into the side of the old farmhouse, destroying part of the wall. He says: “There was an awful

lot of clearing up to do. Volunteers turned up from all over the country to help clear the fields of rubbish. “There were miles of string and bale wrap in the hedgerows, as well as electric fencing, bales, bricks, batteries and so on. When we went silaging, the metal detector was going off all the time.” But it is not just the visible damage which caused problems. With the land under water for so long, it became anaerobic and compacted, with considerable damage to worm and other invertebrate populations. “My agronomist worked out we had more than 10,000 tonnes

Cleaning out the rhynes following the devastating Somerset floods.

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It will be another two years before [land] is back to its full health JAMES WINSLADE James Winslade farms 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) of land.

/acre of water on the land,” says Mr Winslade. “All the nutrients were washed out of the soil, and some fields became very acidic.” To alleviate compaction after the floods of 2012, Mr Winslade had already invested in a sward lifter (for deep compaction) and aerator (for shallower compaction), and saw a considerable improvement as a result. He says: “We sward-lifted all the arable land, and did half of one field to see what a difference it made. “One month later, we ploughed it, and where we had lifted it, the soil came over dry and well-broken, while the rest came over in slimy clay slabs. It was incredible.” A similar trial on a maize field saw the crop grow 457mm (18in) higher on the treated area. Following last year’s floods, Mr Winslade replaced his 3m aerator with a 5m version, and worked most of the farm down last spring. “We got permission to aerate some Higher Level Stewardship

ground, as even some of the peat became compacted,” he says. Maize and arable stubbles were lifted again after harvest in autumn. “We went across the tramlines and there is no water left standing in the wheelings.” Alleviating compaction and rebuilding organic matter has helped boost worm populations and the application of beneficial bacteria also helped restore soil health. “It already smells so much better.” An additional problem on Salt Moor was floodwater left salt crystals across the top of the soil, creating an inhospitable environment for crops.

Substructure Mr Winslade says: “We have sward-lifted it so subsequent rainwater will wash the salt down into the substructure again.” To replace lost nutrients, particularly manganese, Mr Winslade has been spreading river silt (from this year’s dredging) and farmyard manure on the land, but also had to resort to inorganic fertiliser to start with. He says: “All of our dung was washed away, so we are having to rebuild our stocks. We are importing some chicken muck, which we will have analysed and mix with our own muck, and we have applied a lot of lime to bring the acidity back up.” As a result, the fertiliser bill last

year topped £7,500, compared to £2,000 in a normal season. He has also had to reseed a lot of the farm using a direct drill to minimise further damage to the soil and its fauna. “We reseeded 250 acres in spring, which was not an ideal time, but we needed the forage. We also put in maize and spring cereal crops. Thankfully, we had a very good summer.” Reseeding costs ran to £14,000 on grass seed, £2,500 on a direct drilling contractor, and £9,000 on sprays, compared to £4,000 in a normal year. “We left some land to regenerate naturally, as I did not want to buy any more seed, and have over-seeded bare patches,” says Mr Winslade. “We will probably do some sward samples to see what the quality is like this year.” However, he had a huge problem with rushes and creeping buttercup, which were smothering regrowth and had to be sprayed off. “We also had a massive problem with wild oats, which love acidic soil. I ended up mowing the grass leys to prevent it going to seed, but it had a huge impact on silage yields.” Mr Winslade chose mostly four-year grass mixes with perennial rye-grass, white clover and Timothy, as well as some fastgrowing two-year mixes with Italian rye-grass.


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After water receded in March, we cleared the most productive fields first JAMES WINSLADE He says: “Before we had 120 suckler cows, but we culled hard after the floods as we had a lot of abortions when we evacuated. “We sold off 140 cattle in total, but now have 96 suckler cows and are looking to return to the 120 mark again, so we need the forage to feed them. “We buy-in 100 weaned calves from Cutcombe market each year, so finish at about 200 head a year.” As one of the founder members of what has now become Forage Aid, Mr Winslade helped co-ordinate the initial pledges and distribution of forage to floodaffected farmers. Thanks to the generosity of producers across the country, he and other Somerset farmers managed to keep their stock fed while waiting to rebuild their own forage stocks.

Toxins He says: “We salvaged some of our maize silage, but it turned out to be full of diesel and other toxins, so we could not feed it. “After water receded in March, we cleared the most productive fields first, direct drilled and harrowed them, and then replaced the fencing as we turned cattle out. We actually managed to get a first cut of silage in August, and thankfully, the maize quality was pretty good.” Mr Winslade calves his Hereford, British Blue and Limousin cows all year round, putting them to Charolais, Simmental and Limousin bulls. He aims to finish most stock to sell at Sedgemoor market at 28 months old, with heifers at 550600kg and steers at 650-800kg. “We buy-in spring-born calves in autumn, so finish a lot for the Christmas market. All animals are tagged with their target sale date and managed in groups to feed and house accordingly. “Everything gets a copper

bolus as the soil is copper deficient, and we feed barley and hay all year round.” Typically, cows are turned out in April, with the rest going out in May, either before or after silaging, depending on weather. They are housed again on wheat and barley straw in October/November and fed 1kg/day of barley, ad-lib hay in feeders, with grass and maize silage in a ratio of 3:1. “We cut 250 acres of first cut silage, with 150 acres of hay to sell, and 60 acres of round bale silage. We usually make two cuts and graze the aftermath.” This year, Mr Winslade has increased maize acreage to 20ha (50 acres), to sell some to neighbouring dairy farmers, with 40ha (100 acres) of spring barley and the remainder down to winter wheat for straw and sales of grain. He says: “We aim to be selfsufficient to keep costs down. I do not want to buy-in any forage.” Restoring land to good heart is therefore absolutely vital. “It will be another two years before it is back to its full health. “If money was no object, we could halve this by applying lime and inorganic fertiliser, but we cannot afford it. Nature is a wonderful thing – it is surprising how land can correct itself.” So what does the future hold? Now the rivers are being dredged, Mr Winslade is confident the buildings will not flood again any time soon. And having lost £100,000 of machinery and tools which were not insured against flood damage, as well as farm buildings and stores of barley, wheat, oats, straw and silage, he has a lot of investment to recoup. He says: “I had aimed to pay off my mortgages by 55, but now I will be nearly 70. We will keep doing what we are doing, and improving the soil. It is getting harder to buy weaned calves, so I think we will increase suckler numbers and see what happens.”

Newhouse Farm The farm consists of 339 hectares (840 acres), 260ha (640 acres) of which is owned, comprising: ■ 114ha (280 acres) Higher Level Stewardship moorland ■ 65ha (160 acres) arable ■ 160ha (400 acres) permanent and temporary grassland

These calves were born in one of the farm’s surviving buildings.

The old mill and grain store were all under water and are now rotting.

These 18-month-old cattle are back in one of the original buildings.


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BEEF A focus on health to ensure optimum growth rates has helped Tom Statham build a successful and efficient black and white bull calf finishing business, which makes use of existing farm buildings. Katie Jones reports.

Rose veal scheme sees farm buildings put to better use

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he black and white bull calf system, which Tom Statham has established, dovetails with his family’s arable business; Mr Statham uses the buildings and has a ‘straw for muck’ arrangement with his father Robert, who takes care of the crops. Feed is home-grown at the family’s Elms Farm, in Uttoxeter, with Mr Statham paying the market price for grain, but making savings in terms of the absence of haulage costs. Mr Statham started rearing black and white bull calves eight years ago, but there have been some significant changes to the

system, to make the process as efficient as possible. He says: “We had been finishing the cattle at about the 270-300kg carcase weight mark at 13-14 months of age, but found these animals were eating a lot of corn, and we were not necessarily as efficient as we could have been. So we began to look for another system, which would mean we could get the cattle away earlier.” Three years ago he started dealing with Buitelaar to produce rose veal, and Mr Statham says this means the bulls are killed younger and at ‘peak efficiency’. The calves are sourced from

one of Buitelaar’s calf collection centres in Wrexham, and come onto the farm at between three and four weeks of age.

Weight “I am trying to keep the batches in as tight a weight range as possible, so I am looking for 55-75kg calves, and take 20 at a time.” The calves are picked specifically for Mr Statham’s specifications and he explains he wants neither pure Friesians, nor extreme Holsteins. They arrive on-farm every four weeks on a Monday and there are then a number of protocols to go through before the

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calves leave the farm at 10-11 months of age. On arrival, calves go into a traditional brick and tile calf house. “When they arrive we will put them into groups of five, and try to match them as closely as possible on weight before leaving them alone for the first night. “The next day we will start them on a once-a-day powdered milk regime, using teat feeders and for the first three nights we give them an electrolyte to make sure they have enough fluids. “At this point they are also given a respiratory vaccine, which marks the start of their vaccination programme.” Mr Statham says he is now working closely with his vet, and carrying out some blood testing to make sure health is ‘on the right track’. “We have recently changed our vaccination plan as we realised our existing plan was not giving the calves the early cover they really needed. “Keeping calves healthy is the aim of the game. If they are healthy they will grow and perform. So health is a priority and it is especially important when

By taking them to finishing at a younger age we get a more efficient throughput and utilise the buildings efficiently TOM STATHAM there are so many calves coming from different sources.” Calves are de-horned once they have been on-farm for three weeks, and while this is not mandatory for the rose veal scheme, Mr Statham says it is a protocol he prefers to use. Calves are offered some concentrate during this stage, and weaning begins once they are eating about 1.5kg/head/day, which is usually four or five weeks after they arrive on-farm. Milk is then cut down to one-

litre a day for a week, and they will then be eating 2kg of corn. “After being on the farm for seven weeks we will move them from groups of five to groups of 10, again based on weights, and into bigger pens in the rearing sheds.” After eight weeks on-farm the calves are weighed and get another vaccination dose, followed by another four weeks later. Information on growth rates from birth and weight for age is passed back to the team at Buitelaar.

Database Terry Coupe, head of integration at Buitelaar, says this information means the company can build up a database, which can be fed back to the dairy farmers who supply the calves. “This information also means we can calculate daily liveweight gains [DLWG],” says Mr Coupe. During the first 12 weeks onfarm, Mr Statham says DLWG is 0.9kg on average, but he is hoping to be able to improve on this. “We were rearing in larger batches, and hope by rearing in smaller groups we can improve on growth rates.” Feed during the rearing and

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growing stage is an 18 per cent protein home-mix of homegrown barley and wheat, beet pulp shreds, minerals and molasses, balanced with a bought-in protein blend. Once they are weighing about 180kg they are moved onto the finishing ration. “For this we just remove the beet pulp from the home-mix and gradually drop the protein to 14 per cent. Protein is something we might look to drop further in the future. I have seen some results from trials at Harper, which showed no impact from dropping protein down as far as 12 per cent when the cattle were weighing about 300kg.”

Elms Farm

Wheat straw The bulls are fed adlib wheat straw from day one, with racks topped up twice-a-day and fresh bedding put down daily. “It is important to provide plenty of roughage, especially when we are feeding such a high cereal diet. We want them to get used to eating straw early on so they develop a healthy rumen, and it is surprising how much straw the calves will eat,” says Mr Statham. At six months of age the bulls are weighed again, and moved into finishing pens. “We are trying to get 10 bulls as close together as we can as we

When the bulls are around 180kg they are moved onto a finishing ration, which sees beet pulp removed from the home-mix.

The aim is to get a batch of about 10 bulls to finish at the same time so an entire pen can be emptied. PICTURES: Marcello Garbagnoli

are aiming to move a complete pen of 10 off the farm at a time. “We want to get to a system where we are selling regularly throughout the year. The aim is to have one pen of bulls leaving the finishing shed and another coming in, and we want to be able to send cattle off every four weeks. “We want to get the maximum growth out of these black and whites, and by sending them for slaughter younger we can put even younger bulls into the system which will convert

while the existing sheds are fairly airy, he is looking to provide good natural ventilation in two new sheds, which he is planning on building in order to provide extra space to meet the 250-head target.

feed better than the older ones. “By taking them to finishing at a younger age we get a more efficient throughput and utilise the buildings efficiently.” While Mr Statham says the sheds being used are ‘nothing fancy’, hygiene is important to the health status of the bulls. The calf pens are cleaned, disinfected and left empty for a few days to dry out before the next batch comes in. He says he is also considering the impact of ventilation, and

Grading When looking at the final product, Mr Statham says he is aiming to finish the bulls at 440kg at 10-11 months, with most of his cattle grading at 0- and P+, with a good fat cover.

His attention to detail at all stages of the rearing, growing and finishing period saw him win the Buitelaar Producer of the Year award last year. His results showed he produced the highest percentage of finished which fell into the required carcase specification at slaughter; fat grade two to three and classification P+ or above. Last year Mr Statham was achieving a 227kg carcase on average at 10.4 months. This year, Mr Statham is aiming for a slightly heavier carcase

■ 80 hectares (200 acres) ■ Tom Statham farms in partnership with his parents Robert and Carol ■ The business has also diversified into industrial units on the farmyard ■ Mr Statham, who is the sixth generation of the family to farm at Elms Farm, also works for a neighbour on a part-time basis ■ Aiming to finish 250 black and white bulls a year, but also looking to expand as new sheds go up ■ Calves are weighed regularly to ensure they are on track for finishing at 10-11 months ■ A loading pen has been installed so wagons can back up to the finishing shed for easy loading ■ Buitelaar organises haulage ■ The price of the animal is underwritten when they arrive on-farm

weight and the last couple of batches sent last year were averaging around the 240kg mark for a 10.5-month-old animal, which showed a DLWG of 1.56kg.


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Monitor, measure and manage to make grade

T Synchronising calving can help limit variation in suckler herds.

o hit target market specification, producers need to remove variation from their systems by constantly monitoring, measuring and managing.

Jill Hunter, Keenan InTouch feeding specialist, says there are a huge number of ways to limit a business’ variation. She says the long-standing advice when it comes to making

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Body condition She says dry cows, including in-calf heifers, should have body condition managed through a controlled energy, high fibre ration in order to maintain a stable body condition for the last six weeks of gestation. “Calving all cows down in ideal condition removes most problems. Getting cows calving down at the same time allows you to simultaneously move them all to an increasing plane of nutrition, bringing them cycling together and, in turn, tightening up the calving period.” While there is always a certain ‘favourite’ cow, there is no room for passengers. Producers need to ask themselves whether a cow is actually good if she does not leave you a calf every year, repeatedly needs assistance at calving, or if her calf is not heading towards 300kg at 200 days. “Once calves are on the ground and in consistent, even batches, we can push them on using grass, home-grown forage, home grown cereals and an added protein to balance the ration. It would be a waste to put the effort in getting calves on the ground – or buying them in – and then not manage them correctly.” In systems where cattle are

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bought-in to finish, Ms Hunter says there is still room to limit variation. “Of course the way bought-in cattle have been reared is beyond your control. However, once on-farm they should be treated as either a finisher or a grower.” Ms Hunter says there are two elements to getting a ration correct. “There is the chemical part and the physical part. It is all very well having a ration which looks good on paper, but there should be more emphasis and care taken to ensure this is what the cattle actually eat – again reducing variation. “It is important to monitor and measure performance regularly to make sure performance is not lacking. If it is, then we should be altering something – but not necessarily the chemical composition of the ration.

Strong “The more we are sure exactly what is happening on-farm, the better we, or a third-party nutritionist, can implement stronger rations. “The stronger the ration is, the less time the cattle will need on-farm. “This gives rise to two benefits. The first being the increased throughput on a finishing unit, or the ability to carry more suckler cows due to increased shed space at the right time of year. Reducing days on-farm may also help to achieve market specification for age. “The second being the faster an animal is finished, the better conformation grade achieved, meaning we can hit the classification grid on spec.  “This system is comparable to new cars which are always telling you which gear to be in to be most efficient. It may be a little persistent and a little annoying, but it is probably right. “It is too late to track performance by kill sheets and market reports when the market price is as volatile as we have seen. We must be constantly monitoring, measuring and managing.”


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Skipton-based Tom Dodgson sees beef cross calves as a worthwhile income stream for his dairy enterprise. Louise Hartley reports.

Cross-bred beef calves proving to be valuable extra for Skipton dairy farm

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aximising income from other areas of the dairy farm has never been so important. With calves commanding strong trade at auctions across the country, many dairy farmers are boosting margins by selling good quality young beef cross calves. One such farmer is Tom Dodgson, who runs a herd of 500 cows at Crossgates Farm, Bank Newton, with his father John. Farming on the Lancashire/ Yorkshire border, auction marts in the area such as Gisburn and Skipton attract a host of calf buyers from across the UK. Demand for calves with a native sire is high thanks to a number of supermarket schemes and, as such, Tom focuses on supplying consistently high quality AberdeenAngus and British Blue crosses. Bull calves are sold fortnightly at eight to 10 weeks old, selling for about £300-£400 per head. The key to Tom’s breeding strategy is to keep things simple,

Crossgates Farm ■ Tom Dodgson farms with his dad, John, in a partnership ■ Milking 450 Holstein Friesian cows on a newlybuilt greenfield site with calves and dry cows housed on the existing unit ■ 11,800kg milk sold per cow per year ■ Cows milked three times per day ■ 69 hectares (170 acres) owned, all down to grass

and this has benefits when selling his beef calves. An Aberdeen-Angus sire is used to serve any heifers which Tom does not want to breed off and the rest of the heifers receive sexed semen. The best half of the milking herd is mated with top proven Holstein bulls. The rest are artificially inseminated with British Blue bull, Brookfield Dev, which has been used continuously for the last two years. Nightingale

Bull calves are sold fortnightly at eight to 10 weeks old.

I do not want to take any risks when breeding the next generation of dairy replacements and beef-cross calves TOM DODGSON Ploughman is the favoured Aberdeen-Angus sire. Tom says: “Criteria for beef sires include easy calving and the production of fast-growing calves.

Consistency “Beef bulls which perform are used repeatedly. Not only does this benefit me as I know calving problems will be low, but buyers also like the consistency – they know what to expect when my calves pass through the ring. “Many customers have seen how calves grow through to the end – meaning they hopefully come back for more.” Crossgates Farm’s breeding adviser Iain Scott, from Genus, says: “With 50 per cent of the milking herd sired by the beef bull, beef cross calves are a valuable income for the farm. “If offspring from a particular bull are not performing or do not fit with the system, the bull is chucked out and another is chosen. On the whole, however, Tom likes to keep consistency when it comes to sire selection.”

Breeding adviser Iain Scott (left) and Tom Dodgson only use proven sires. PICTURES: Marcello Garbagnoli

For the last eight years, cows have been mated through Genus’ Reproductive Management System, with the recent inclusion of its Genetic Management System, which goes back seven generations for both parents to avoid inbreeding. Tom insists on using proven dairy and beef bulls, and never young bulls. “I do not want to take any risks when breeding the next generation of dairy replacements and beef-cross calves – both of which are very valuable to me,” he says.

Named sire Using the same beef bull maintains calf consistency, but providing a named sire when the calf is sold also adds value and increases demand. Robert Foster, a third-generation calf buyer, regularly buys Aberdeen-Angus calves at

Feeding regime Beef bulls are given the same feeding regime as the farm’s heifers: ■ Calves are penned individually for one week and grouped in pens of 10 thereafter ■ Colostrum is given for the first three feeds and then 950g

Gisburn auction, including those from Crossgates Farm. He says: “Once the calf is reared and sent to the abattoir as the finished article, there is a decent difference in pence per kilo between those animals which have a nominated sire and those which do not. “This obviously means there is higher demand for calves with named sires and so it is well worth farmers doing.

of a 20 per cent protein and 20 per cent oil milk replacer is fed across two feeds per day ■ Any waste milk is fed to bull calves ■ An ad-lib 18 per cent protein concentrate is also provided ■ Daily liveweight gain is about 0.9kg per day

“Whether it is written on the passport, or given out in the ring, buyers are more confident to buy an animal if they know it has added value and they will not have to chase for the breeding details afterwards.” MORE INFORMATION For the full feature on Crossgates Farm, see Farmers Guardian’s dairy feature in the February 27 issue.


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BEEF With the founding of the British Wagyu Association taking place at the end of last year, there has been plenty of interest in the breed. Lynsey Clark reports from the largest Wagyu herd in the UK.

Passion for Wagyu leads rapid expansion on-farm

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n any business, it is a major advantage to be genuinely passionate about your product, especially when it comes to selling and marketing it. Perthshire-based couple Mohsin Altajir and Martine Chapman have no worries on that front – in fact, their desire to establish the Highland Wagyu herd was driven by their love of Wagyu beef. But, what started as a hobby, for their own consumption, has developed into the largest Wagyu herd in the UK – in the space of just three years. Mrs Chapman says: “We had

tried Wagyu steaks in Australia and thought it was the best beef we had ever tasted – it had such a unique texture and flavour, unlike any other beef we had ever had.”

Family business At that point, the couple were travelling the world enjoying semiretirement, after a successful career in real estate, but that all changed in 2011 when Mr Altajir took over the running of the family business, Blackford Farms. Consequently, the pair relocated to Perthshire, where the Altajir

family – who also own the Blackford-based Highland Spring Group – has run a 10,120-hectare (25,000-acre) estate since 1975. Mr Altajir says: “When my family first came here in the 1970s, there were 3,800-head of Angus and Hereford cattle, but by the time I took over in 2011, the cattle had taken a back-seat and were down to just 100-head. “We knew we wanted to put the focus back on the cattle, but with the Wagyu we initially only planned to buy a few to breed for our own consumption, as we found it so difficult to find really

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good quality beef in this country,” he adds. Keen to start with the best genetics possible, the couple visited one of the biggest full-blood Wagyu breeders outside of Japan, David Blackmore, based in Victoria, Australia, only to discover he had already sold embryos to Scotland, to Aberdeen-Angus breeder David Ismail, of Fordel, Glenfarg. “We agreed on a deal to buy seven full-blood Wagyu females, two bulls and 40 embryos from Mr Ismail, but before long we realised we wanted to do this properly, on a larger scale, so we then bought his entire Wagyu herd [120 pure and 180 Wagyu cross Angus],” says Mr Altajir. The cross males were fattened while the females were kept to be put back to the Wagyu bull (on the fifth cross they are recognised as pure-breds). Meanwhile, a wider cattle enterprise quickly developed, with more Aberdeen-Angus and Beef Shorthorn cattle added, and the 40-year-old steading was promptly updated. Cattle numbers now sit at 1,200-head, including 485 Wagyu and the rest mainly Angus and Shorthorns, with a few Dexters and Highlanders too. The Wagyu and Shorthorn herds are based at Burnside of Balhaldie, Dunblane, managed by stockman George McCulloch, while the Angus cattle run at Netherton Farm under the charge of William McLaren, following Highland Wagyu’s purchase of most of the Netherton herd last year. Mrs Chapman says: “Our basic theory is the same with all the cattle – we want them to be slow maturing, able to survive outside and finished off grass. The breeds we keep were not bred to be fed concentrates; we want animals which will convert grass effectively. We

Mohsin Altajir and Martine Chapman at Netherton Farm, Blackford.

are currently importing marbling genetics for the Angus herd, which will also make them an ideal cross with the Wagyu.” The couple’s main priority is the quality of their end product, and for that to be at its best, they are willing to wait. The pure Wagyu are killed at three years old, while crosses are 27 months before they are finished.

Long process “It is a long process from start to finish – four years before you have a product to sell – but it is definitely worth the wait. It is a whole different mindset from traditional cattle breeding in this country – with the Wagyu, there is no conformation to look at and we do not even consider putting them away until they are the right age,” says Mr Altajir. “They are killed, hung and butchered at Scotbeef, Bridge of Allan, where our last full-blood steer at 36 months and weighing 875kg killed out at 495kg, with a U5H carcase, due to its extreme marbling. They are fine-boned animals, so the meat to bone ratio is far higher than with other beef breeds,” he adds. The beef is in high demand and a strong customer base has been built up to include restaurants, hotels and butchers, mainly in London, but the couple says the European market is also strong. The marketing team consists of Mrs Chapman alone but she says she achieves the required result because she believes so strongly in

Our basic theory is the same with all the cattle – we want them to be slow maturing, able to survive outside and finished off grass MARTINE CHAPMAN her product – in fact, there is a long waiting list for both full-blood and cross carcases, which are sold whole at £7,500 (full-blood) and £4,000 (cross). Mrs Chapman insists her customers can then double their money on the beef. “This is a business and it has to make money or we would not be doing it, but it is an expensive breed to be in. Embryos can cost from £500-£1,500 each, with some pedigree females selling at £9,000.” At Burnside of Balhaldie, embryo work is carried out every eight weeks, with 200 embryos implanted annually. A lab specifically for this ET work has recently been built on-farm. Cattle management is tailored to their particular needs – in order

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Highland Wagyu ■ Wagyu literally means ‘Japanese cow’ ■ Calves are just 25-35kg at birth ■ The full-blood finishing cattle are fed a ‘secret’ concentrate, which is high in fibre and low in energy ■ The Highland Wagyu herd

includes 16 breeding bulls ■ The couple is currently experimenting with various Wagyu crosses, including the ‘Wangus’ (Wagyu cross Angus) ■ A Londoner, Mrs Chapman says she had never set foot on a farm before moving to Blackford

Full-blood Wagyu females waiting to be flushed for embryo work, which is carried out every eight weeks at Burnside of Balhaldie.

The Wagyu herd includes 16 breeding bulls. PICTURES: Ron Stephen

for the beef to be as tender as possible, it is important the cattle enjoy a calm and stress-free existence. Machinery use around them is kept to a minimum and they are bedded by hand, so they are at ease with people. “The genetics are important in Wagyu, but equally so is the feeding and the way they are treated. They are curious and mischievous animals – the mothers do not have a lot of milk but in a pen of cows and calves, the calves will suckle from several cows, including the Angus and Shorthorn recipients.

Brand creation “Our aim is to create a brand people associate with quality – whether it be the Wagyu, Angus or Shorthorn beef – and to achieve that, customers need to be able to come and see the animals being treated with respect. Restaurants and chefs like to know the story behind the product,” says Mrs Chapman, who has recently become one of five directors of the newly-formed British Wagyu Association. “Having a UK association will make a big difference to the breeders in this country. Wagyu cattle all have to be DNA tested to confirm they are full-blood, which is verified in Australia. Up until now, that has had to be done by each individual breeder, but will now be carried out through the new

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What effects do mycotoxins have on performance?

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inishing cattle performance on many beef units is sluggish this winter and one of the most likely causes is multiple mycotoxin contamination of conserved forages and stored feeds, according to a detailed analysis conducted by Alltech. Beef specialist and ruminant

manager Andrew Linscott says: “Grass silage quality, in particular, is already very variable on beef farms this year. In addition the relatively mild early winter temperatures have been increasing the mycotoxin contamination of stored feeds because of continued mould growth.” Met Office figures show 2014

was the warmest year in the UK since records began and with traditional tilling and crop rotation practices diminishing too in this country, feed mould contamination is persisting and increasing year-on-year. Mr Linscott says: “Mycotoxins are products of mould metabolism and anywhere moulds grow

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Analysis results suggest contaminated feed is a likely cause of poor finishing performance.

can be a source of a potential threat to optimum livestock performance. “We are seeing more and more feed contaminated with mycotoxins on UK beef farms, possibly because of climate change, but also as a result of changing storage practices. “Adult beef cattle are relatively resistant to feed mycotoxin contamination, but not immune. “This is partly because of the increasing complexity of finishing rations and the use of various by-products, such as brewers’ and distillers’ grains, which expose cattle to multiple mycotoxins. “The mix of toxins now in an average UK beef total mixed ration could well be responsible for numerous undiagnosed subclinical health issues in cattle, although the most obvious sign may simply be persistent poor growth performance.” Results from Alltech’s harvest

surveys in the UK and Europe over the last three years – of both forages and other common beef winter ration ingredients – confirm the extent of this mycotoxin contamination.

Silages Mr Linscott says: “We looked at a number of UK beef unit silages between August and November last year and the average number of mycotoxins present was 5.93. “This is consistent with the picture in mainland Europe, with the most prevalent toxins being type B trichothecenes, fumonisins, fusaric acid, ergot toxins and those produced by penicillium, such as mycophenolic acid. “It is the simultaneous presence of these different mycotoxins which increases potential toxicity to the cow. In risk assessment terms, more than three-quarters of silages tested would present a medium or high risk to beef cattle

performance [see pie charts].” The firm advises beef producers to routinely screen feeds for mycotoxins and build up a risk assessment picture of the threat to animal performance. Using this information, the company can then assess whether the use of a broad-spectrum mycotoxin adsorbent would be appropriate, and at what feeding rate. If beef producers are disappointed with animal performance, Mr Linscott suggests reducing the level of mouldy feed available to cattle.

Mould “Minimise the use of mouldy feed, or better still, cut it out altogether. Do not feed anything mouldy to young animals, because calves are far more susceptible to mycotoxins. It may be tempting to try and make feeds more palatable by adding molasses, but this will not tackle the toxicity issue.”

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Time to challenge ‘sacred cows’

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ith the 2014 Eblex Stocktake report suggesting no single category of the beef suckler herd could return a profit, beef producers need to think about the future viability of their herds. In the quest for profitability, Zoetis vet Dr Jude Roberts suggests farmers should start with what they wish to achieve, and not be afraid to look again at any of their farm’s ‘sacred cows’. “Without knowing each individual’s goals and ambitions, a safe assumption is all farmers want a long-term future in farming. They want to enjoy farming, feel pride in their occupation and achievement, building a business which supports a secure farm-based lifestyle. “This being the case, one reasonable suggestion to farmers with these ambitions is to look for ‘sacred’ cows in their farming systems which ought to be challenged in pursuit of improved financial performance and security,” says Dr Roberts. “A commonplace example is

whether keeping a breeding bull is the best option. To cover feed and bedding at £2 per day; £150/year for vaccinations, worming, hoof care and vet’s time; £500/year depreciation; and another £2.50/week for odds and ends. The annual cost of keeping a bull is at least £1,500. “The Eblex report confirms a typical cow to bull ratio of 30:1, which equates to a mating cost of £50 per cow per year.”

Gains A controlled internal drug release (CIDR) programme with breeding synchronistion can bring significant gains, and at a similar cost to keeping a bull. One farmer who has achieved this is John Dunwell at Buskey View Farm, Ruswarp, Whitby. On 33 hectares (80 acres) of 50:50 improved and rough grazing he runs a 45-cow spring calving pedigree Blonde d’Aquitaine suckler herd while also working full-time as a breeding technician for a large genetics firm. In previous years with a breeding bull on-farm, Mr

Advantages of fixed time AI ■ More saleable kilos of beef, whether as stores or finished. For example, the difference between early and late born spring calves can be 100kg liveweight at autumn sales, worth about £200 per head ■ With the best cows there is the option to choose bulls for improving maternal traits ■ On the rest of the herd, the technique allows use of bulls

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Additional advantages include faster genetic gain in replacement heifers; selecting bulls for calving ease, and safety improvements by not having a bull on the farm.

Practicalities On the practicalities, he reckons the system is a straightforward matter of working with his vet, Wendy Welford, to understand

what is involved and compile a day-by-day action list. Apart from insertion of a CIDR device, all other elements can be performed by the farmer or a member of staff. Mrs Welford says synchronisation and fixed time AI enables easy calving bulls to be used on maiden heifers, saving time and manpower which would otherwise be tied up on heat detection.

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QUALITY BULLS AND FEMALES ALWAYS FOR SALE /HIGH HEALTH STATUS/ 4 YEARLY TB. VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME CONTACT MICHAEL FIELDSON

0781 598 4052 / 01427838279 POPLAR FARM, CORRINGHAM, GAINSBOROUGH LINCS.

Selling 50 Hardy rising 2-year-old Hereford bulls. (Outwintered, unpampered & ready for work.)

Long Ash Speckle Park Semen and embryos available Tel: 01300 320343 Email: sidhollier@btconnect.com

• High Herd Health Status. • Bulls can remain on the farm up to end April with extended payment terms. • Each bull passed vet fertility check & semen tested. • Each bull warranted a stockgetter. • Nationwide delivery possible.

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AUSTRALIAN LOWLINE CATTLE Big Performance from a

Small Package Registered Sires, Females, Embryos, Semen and Recipients. Available for the UK and Europe. Contact: James W. A. Graham Livestock Phone: 0044 (0)7624 462973 Email: jwag73@outlook.com

Exceptional bloodlines and pedigree, Sired by the great Michifuku, thought to be the best bull ever to leave Japan. This bulls Dam is Suzuharu a daughter of Suzutani (IMP JAP), the most famous Wagyu cow outside Japan.

Our team of experienced and specialist vets work closely with farmers to provide a range of top quality veterinary and consultancy services. We also provide a personal out-of-hours service, plus an emergency service 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.

He is producing highly marbled tender beef out of Wagyu and Angus cows (F1) with good size and conformation. Very easy calvings even on heifers with a short gestation period. This is an opportunity to purchase one of the best Wagyu bulls that will ever be in the UK and establish top quality blood lines, only for sale due to the number of his daughters in our herd. OFFERS

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Semen for sale at £15.00 per straw plus royalties for pedigree stock. For more information on this bull and to see his offspring and the meat he produces, please visit

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R T Ward: 07710161664 ATTENTION ALL FARMERS STOCK BULLS FOR HIRE Winter Rates Available All Beef / Dairy Breeds All Stock Bulls vaccinated for BVD, Lepto & IBR. All areas covered Please see website for further details Tel: Karen 07721 775157 www.brookbullhire.co.uk Also suppliers of Native Breed Beef, Lamb & Pork www.brookmeats.co.uk

Have a selection of quality Hereford Bulls For Sale. Ideal for Hereford schemes.

Tel: 07974 744660 or 01544 318255

By tested, Top genetic & continental sires. Selected for FE and all the commercial traits including feet. Tested clear TB (4 year). SAC Elite herd for IBR, BVD, Lepto & Johnes.

Tel 0797 4009267 or 01472 851613 Lincs (P)

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17 reared Hereford bulls. Reared in a TB 4 area. Calves delivered on a weekly basis to the North east of England. Delivery possible

Tel: John Robson 01833 627547 or 07881 922868 North Yorks (P)

WENMAR BEEF SHORTHORNS HIGH HEALTH STATUS - SAC ACCREDITED Young Bulls, Cows and Heifers always available. Delivery can be arranged. View at www.woodstockbowerfarm.com

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LLWYN MELIN SIMMENTALS Pedigree bulls and heifers for sale Member of SAC health scheme

Tel 01686 650273 Powys (P)

www.woodvet.co.uk PILSBURY PEDIGREE ABERDEEN ANGUS All ages of quality stock, reared at 1,000ft on a forage based feed system. BVD & Lepto accredited,Johnes disease level 1. IBR Vaccinated. Delivery available Mobile: 07966 360210 Bakewell, Derbyshire www.peakangus.co.uk

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BEEF BREED DIRECTORY LONGHORN Cattle Society Founded 1878 www.longhorncattlesociety.com

Secretary: Frank Milnes 4th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LG

Telephone:

02476 696549 Fax: 02476

696729

e-mail

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Beefs Best Kept Secret. To find out more, contact: Debbie Dann Society Secretary Tel/Fax:

0845 017 1027 Email: secretary@longhorncattlesociety.com www.longhorncattlesociety.com

The Shetland Cattle

SUSSEX

Galloway Cattle Society

The British Blue Cattle Society

The Great British Beef Breed

15 New Market Street, Castle Douglas, Kirkudbrightshire, DG7 1HY

Fell View, Blencarn, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 ITX

www.sussexcattlesociety.org.uk

Tel: 01580 880105 e-mail:

Secretary: Dorothy Goldie Tel/Fax: 01556 502753 email:

enq@sussexcattlesociety.org.uk

info@gallowaycattlesociety.co.uk www.gallowaycattlesociety.co.uk

BELTED GALLOWAY CATTLE SOCIETY

British Charolais Cattle Society

Company Secretary: Andy Ryder

Telephone:

01768 88775 Email: info@britishbluecattle.org www.britishbluecattle.org

Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2RG

Tel: 02476 697222 Fax: 02476 690270

Breeders Association                                 

www.charolais.co.uk email: charolais@charolais.co.uk

www.shetlandcattle.org.uk Secretary : Dianne Yarker

4 Rock Midstead, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2TH

Tel: 01768 870433

info@beltedgalloways.co.uk www.beltedgalloways.co.uk

07891 245870

MURRAY GREY BEEF CATTLE SOCIETY

SOUTH DEVON HERD BOOK SOCIETY

Dexter Cattle Society Charolais Pavilion, Avenue M, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2RG Sue Archer Breed Secretary Tel: 02476 692300 Fax: 02476 692400 email: secretary@dextercattle.co.uk Website: www.dextercattle.co.uk

British Parthenais Society

for details contact:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6; Peter Wesley Tel: 01472 453699 info@parthenais.co.uk www.parthenais.co.uk

Breed Secretary Caroline Poultney Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ www.sdhbs.org.uk info@sdhbs.org.uk

Tel: 01392 447494 Fax: 01392 447495

The British Limousin Cattle Society Concorde House 24 Warwick New Rd Leamington Spa CV32 5JG Tel: 02476 696500 E-mail: info@limousin.co.uk www.limousin.co.uk www.semenstore.co.uk

   

Mount Blair 10 Manor Gardens BLAIRGOWRIE PH10 6JS Tel: 01250-872897 Email: secretary@luingcattlesociety.co.uk

www.luingcattlesociety.co.uk

Ideal Low Cost Suckler Cow Further details contact Rosemary Kent Tel 01873 810547 Email:

e-mail: secretary@britishblondesociety.co.uk www.britishblondesociety.co.uk

STIRLING AGRICULTURAL CENTRE

info@murray-grey.co.uk

Stirling, FK9 4RN Tel: 01786 446866

Web site: www.murray-grey.co.uk

info@highlandcattlesociety.com www.highlandcattlesociety.com

BRITISH BLONDE SOCIETY Avenue M, NAC, Stoneleigh Park, Warks, CV8 2RG Telephone: 02476 419058 Fax: 02476 419082

HIGHLAND

CATTLE SOCIETY

Contact:

Mr D.E. Prothero Tel: (01432) 272057 Fax: (01432) 377529

Email: postroom@herefordcattle.org www.herefordcattle.org


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BEEF BREED DIRECTORY DEVON CATTLE BREEDERS SOCIETY Breed Secretary: Catherine Broomfield t: 01404 812800 e: dcbs@redrubydevon.co.uk w: www.redrubydevon.co.uk The Red Ruby Devon Part of farming’s future

RED POLL CATTLE SOCIETY

Secretary Jayne Borrows Tel: 01522 511395 www.lincolnredcattlesociety.co.uk

1 Nabbott Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 2SW Telephone -

01245 600032 Email secretary@redpoll.co.uk

Salers Salers

For Suckler Cows

Whitebred Shorthorn Association www.whitebredshorthorn.com Annual Spring & Autumn Sales held at Carlisle for more information please contact The Secretary Jane Wilson, Tel: 01434 240435 email: whitebredshorthorn@gmail.com

• For cows with a long working life • To breed your own replacements • To establish a Closed Herd • For cows with plenty of quality milk • Suitable for any terminal sire • For easy calving For further details Contact The Secretary Liz Wilde Tel: 07903 626249

email: secretary@salers-cattle-society.co.uk www.salers-cattle-society.co.uk

The British Gelbveih Cattle Society “The Gentle Continental” www.gelbviehuk.co.uk

BRITISH WHITE

POLLED EASY CALVING EXCELLENT MOTHERS Email: brtwhitecs@aol.com Tel: 01400 230142 www.britishwhitecattle.co.uk

WAGYU BREEDERS ASSOCIATION To join or to find out more

about what is reputed to be the world’s finest-tasting,

most tender beef, please visit www.britishwagyu.co.uk or e-mail

info@britishwagyu.co.uk

GLOUCESTER CATTLE SOCIETY EMAIL: secretary@gloucestercattle.org.uk

TELEPHONE:

01460 234198

Irish Moiled Cattle Society Shamrock Vale, 42 Belfast Road, Glenaby, Crumlin, Co. Antrim

Telephone: 07842 185008

Contact the Secretary

British Kerry Cattle Society Windle Hill Farm, Sutton on the Hill, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5JH Telephone:

01283 732377 email: j.lennard@btinternet.com

Mr C. CULLEY, 33 EDEN GRANGE, LITTLE CORBY, CARLISLE, CA4 8QW www.piemontese.org.uk email: craig@piemontese.info

Tel: 01228 562946 Fax: 01228 562187

Irish Farm Centre, Bluebell, Dublin 12, Ireland. Tel: + 353 1 4198050 Email: info@charolais.ie www.charolais.ie

Irish Simmental Cattle Society 44 Church Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Tel: 353 (0)57 9324577 Fax: 353 (0)57 9324596 E-mail: info@irishsimmental.com

WELSH BLACK CATTLE SOCIETY

Farmers Guardian For details telephone

01286 672391 or 01982 551111 www.welshblackcattlesociety.com Email:

welshblack@btclick.com

BREED DIRECTORY


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Newark Livestock Market Limited

FRIDAY JANUARY 23 2015

The Uk’s Number One Prime Beef Auction

2015 Sale Announcements:

18th April 2015

21st March 2015

The UK Breeders Official Society Show and Sale on behalf of The British Bazadaise Cattle Society

Annual Suckled Calf Sale on behalf of Messrs RE & S Baldwin, Wigan, Lancashire. 100 British Blue and Limousin sired and out of Pure Limousin Cows born April/May 2014. Also many more Quality Suckled Calves from other Breeders Entries Invited

Foxacre Fulvia sold for 3,000gns, May 2014

4th July 2015 Stuart Baldwin sold Steer Calves for £2,600, March 2014

28th March 2015 English Premier Show and Sale of Bulls and Females on behalf of The Lincoln Red Cattle Society, The Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society, The British Simmental Cattle Society and The British Blue Cattle Society and The Salers Cattle Society of the UK. This High Health Sale under Official Society Rules for the above mentioned breeds

Major Reduction Sale of The 'Coachhouse' Herd of Pedigree British Limousin Cattle on behalf of Messrs Heald & Co, Retford

Coachhouse Hathaway sold for 7,000gns, April 2014

10th October 2015

St Fort Rolex sold for 6,200gns, March 2014

11th April 2015 'Limousin Day' British Limousin Cattle Society Collective Sale of Bulls and Breeders Sale of Females as well as Commercial Limousin Sired Cattle held under the British Limousin Cattle Society's Auction Sale Rules in partnership with The East Midlands Limousin Cattle Breeders Club and North West Midlands & North Wales Limousin Cattle Breeders Club

Millington Hampton sold for 7,000gns, April 2014

Autumn Limousin Day' British Limousin Cattle Society Collective Sale of Bulls and Females held under the British Limousin Cattle Society's Auction Sale Rules

24th October 2015 Autumn Premier Show and Sale on behalf of The Lincoln Red Cattle Society

28th November 2015 Winter Warmers Sale of Pedigree Texel, Beltex, Suffolk and Charollais Breeding Sheep along with other breeds

Chaileybrook 13/0024 sold for 1,200gns, November 2014

Contact Paul Gentry ANYTIME on 0780 1032 846 mobile or 01522 789152 home or Keith Miller 0780 1032847 mobile or Rachel Gascoine 07885 432939 mobile or James Sealy 07772 618315 or contact the Office on 01636 676741, why not be added to our Market Report service via e-mail or post or simply check out our website for up to date information, views and prices.

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Breed Societies & Auctions

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POLYBOTTLE FILLING LINE de-bagging table, dawson 9/3 filler, capper, labeller and track.

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HOLSTEINS

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07764 464180 Darlington (P)

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As the point-to-point season gets into full swing, the reigning ladies champion Bridget Andrews prepares to defend her title. Angela Calvert reports.

Point-to-point champion ready to defend title L

ast season, the battle for the ladies point-to-point championship went right to the wire. Going into the final Torrington Farmers meeting in Devon, Bridget Andrews was one ahead of closest rival Jacqueline Coward, who suffered a crashing fall in the first race putting her out of contention. Bridget went on to win the race by a short head and claim the title with 26 winners. Although determined to give it her best shot to retain the championship, Bridget hopes if she is in with a chance of winning this season, it will not be quite as close. She says: “I would love to be champion again as no-one has won it two years running for a few years. But it got pretty stressful towards the end last year. “I had gone a few winners clear, then Jacqueline caught me up again and it was pretty tight at the end. “I ended up doing a lot of travelling, riding at tracks I had never

been to before and riding horses I would not normally ride.” Bridget, 21, will be operating from a different base this season, having moved to Warwickshire to live with her boyfriend Harry Skelton, who is stable jockey to his brother Dan, who trains National Hunt horses nearby at Shelfield Green. Part of the yard is used as an overflow facility for Dan’s horses, but Harry and Bridget have retained the use of a number of stables for their own business, which mainly consists of breaking and schooling youngsters, horses for pre-training work and one or two pointers. One in-mate is retired steeplechaser Niche Market, which is hunted by Harry, but also gave Bridget some success in the showring last year. Bridget says: “I did some showing as a child. I always loved it and would like to do more. An ambition of mine is to ride at the Horse of the Year Show. “I have been doing some retired

racehorse classes with Niche Market. He won the working hunter and was champion at Lapworth Show with the only clear round. I will do more with him this summer and maybe look for another horse to show.” All this leads to a busy schedule, as Bridget explains: “We feed and muck out our own horses before going up to ride out two or three lots for Dan then coming back to do our own.

Fitness “This means I often ride five or six a day so I am probably fitter than I have ever been. I also regularly travel to Newmarket for schooling sessions for some point-to-point trainers. “Harry gives me a lot of confidence and always tells me what I have done right and what I have done wrong. I also get a lot of support from my mum and dad, who did a lot of the driving for me last year. They always record every race, then we come back to watch it and analyse everything.”

Bridget Andrews is the reigning ladies point-to-point champion – a title she would like to retain this year.

I enjoy riding under rules. In a lot of ways it is safer, as horses tend to be betterschooled BRIDGET ANDREWS It was almost inevitable Bridget would ride in point-to-points, as her family is steeped in the sport. Her father Simon, who farms in Bedfordshire, rode 170 point-topoint winners and 50 winners under National Hunt rules, including the Aintree Foxhunters on Newnham. Bridget’s mother Joanna was also a successful point-to-point jockey. Older sister Gina was ladies champion in 2010/11, the

year Bridget won the ladies novice title, and younger brother Jack, 16, although yet to ride his first winner, has made a good start to his riding career. The three siblings grew up with ponies competing across most disciplines, attending Pony Club and hunting before progressing to pony racing. In recent years, Gina and Bridget have taken on most of the responsibility for training a strong team of pointers at home, but with Gina getting married later this year to fellow point-to-point jockey Tom Ellis and moving to Rugby, Jack and his father will once again be at the helm. Although Bridget claims she did not have a strong ambition to race ride when she was younger, Gina’s success spurred her on to have a go herself and she rode her first winner at the age of 16 on Inishturk at Horseheath for owner David Gibbon, who she says has always been supportive. Unlike some of her contemporaries, Bridget has never had a big stable of horses behind her. She has relied on a share of the rides from home and the support of a few loyal owners and trainers, as well as picking up the odd outside ride. A good number of last season’s winners came from the stable of Caroline Fryer, who trains at Wymondham, Norfolk. She provided Bridget with a treble at the Waveney Harriers meeting at Higham in early March, after which she began to think maybe the championship was a possibility. Bridget says: “I started the season with no great expectations,

as I always seem to have far less rides than a lot of the other leading contenders, including Gina. “You really do need some consistent horses to ride and having the first of the season’s two trebles on Saveiro, Festival Bound and Volcan Surprise was a turning point. I also had the ride on five horses which won two races each and this really made a difference to my title challenge.” Although the point-to-point season officially starts in November, many horses do not make an appearance until the New Year. Bridget says: “It is a long time until the end of the season in June, and if you have a horse ready in November, it is unlikely to last the whole season, so I am not worried about getting going too early.”

Winners In recent weeks, she has been busy riding under National Hunt rules, and with five winners on the board this season, is leading the amateur ladies jockeys National Hunt championship table, ahead of Gina with three. Bridget says: “I enjoy riding under rules. In a lot of ways it is safer, as horses tend to be better-schooled and you ride against good jockeys, but I have no intention of turning professional. It is still a male dominated sport. “But it is great experience and I am really looking forward to the pointing season getting going. “As much as I would like to win the championship again, I do not feel any pressure. I have proven I can do it, and hopefully it will still be fresh in people’s minds that I can ride and I will be offered some good opportunities.”

Point-to-pointing ■ Point-to-pointing is amateur horse racing over fences ■ Horses running must be registered thoroughbreds, except in hunt members’ races and certain other club members’ contests ■ Horses must obtain a hunter certificate stating they have

hunted for at least four days a season and riders must have an RQC certificate from the Point-to-Point Authority ■ Each meeting is run by a hunt or hunt club MORE INFORMATION www.pointtopoint.co.uk

Bridget Andrews (right) on the way to winning the Open Maiden on Volcan Surprise at the Dunston Harriers, Ampton, in January 2014.

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Slurry

Tractors & Equipment CLAAS ARION 640 Class Arion 640, 2011, 2350 hours, 40 kph, 180bhp, An immaculate tractor. £39,500 very genuine

07854800921

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JOZ Slurry Handling Equipment New installations, spares/service For your local dealers contact David Twyman Tel. 01580 891199 Fax. 01580 891190 Mobile. 07860 541355 JOZ The Netherlands Internet: www.joz.nl

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The KC Br Bruiser The T he high output processing p traditional flat solution ffor or tr aditi rolled rolled grain. grain. The KC Bruiser will process g up to 25% moisture through it of 2ft diameter rollers, achievi outputs from 15 to 40 tonnes/ E: sales@kelvincave.co T: 01458 252281

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WHALE PARKER Big 10 bale chaser/ stacker full electric controls £8,250 + Vat ono - Tel: 07814 018820

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WEST 2000 Dual Spreader. Done litte work, good condition - 07974 020246

MANUFACTURERS OF ANY FARM MACHINERY AND PORTAL FRAME BUILDINGS NEW 24’ Tandem Bale Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,300 New 10 Ton dump trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,000 Recon 4 Ton tipper, new body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,850 NEW 1600G Open top tanker - tractor wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,200 NEW 2000G Open top tanker - tandem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,000 NEW 2500G Open top tanker - tandem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,500 NEW 1600G Vacuum tankers - tractor wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,500 NEW 2000G Vacuum tankers - tandem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,800 NEW 2500G Vacuum tankers - tandem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,500 NEW 3000G Vacuum tankers - tandem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,200 NEW Slurry Pumps - 2000 Gallon Minute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,000 NEW Yard Scraper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £400 150 Rotospreader Re-Barrel 5ml Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,600 150 Rotospreader - Reconditioned, new barrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,800 100 Rotospreader - new barrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,800 250 Rotospreader - new barrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,200 2nd hand 1300g open top tanker tractor wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,300 2nd hand 1600g open top tanker tractor wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £1,750 Referb BWA 6tn grain trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,250 Recon BWA 1600 Vac tanker tractor wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,000 8Ton Tandem grain trailer new body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,000 hed Establisars 35 ye

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LIME SPREADER 4ton hydraulic discs, £2,750 +Vat ono - Tel: 07814 018820 Staffs (T)

TWOSE GRASS Harrow hydraulic folding £1,400 + Vat - Tel: 07814 018820 Staffs (T)

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P.V. DOBSON & SONS Agricultural and Industrial Machinery DEMO MF 7624 F/L & PTO 50K..................................£89,950 DEMO MF 5610 2WD .................................................£32,250 DEMO MF 7614 (6 CYL) .............................................£53,950 2010 FENDT 820 VARIO F/PTO ...................................£58,950 2009 FENDT 718 VARIO F/PTO ...................................£47,950 2006 FENDT 716 (90% TYRES) ..................................£36,995 2006 MF 7480 VARIO 50K F/L & PTO.........................£25,950 2003 MF 6270 (6 CYL) c/w LOADER .........................£21,950 2002 MF 6270 DYNASHIFT ........................................£18,750 2010 MF 5470 D4 c/w LOADER .................................£35,950 2006 MF 5455 c/w LOADER.......................................£23,950 2011 MF 5450 c/w LOADER ......................................IN SOON 2013 MF 5440 c/w LOADER.......................................£34,500 2004 MF 4355 c/w LOADER ......................................IN SOON 2012 VALTRA A72 c/w LOADER 406HRS ....................£29,250 2001 RENAULT ARES 550 c/w LOADER......................£11,950 1997 NH 7840 SLE 4WD ............................................£11,750 1982 MF 698 2WD .......................................................£5,250 USED INDUSTRIAL SPECIAL OFFER TEREX BREAKERS FOR 1T to 8T NEW MUSTANG 2044 (5 FT WIDE)..............................£17,650 NEW MUSTANG 2012 (3FT WIDE)...............................£14,995 NEW PAN MIXER (PTO DRIVEN)....................................£1,995 2007 KUBOTA K36-3 1.5T MINI....................................£6,850 2008 KUBOTA K36-3 1.5T CAB ....................................£7,950 2009 KUBOTA U17-3 1.7T MINI....................................£8,950 2008 IHI NXT16 1.7T MINI ...........................................£5,950 2006 KUBOTA KX61-3 2.6T MINI..................................£9,950 2009 KUBOTA KX121-3 4T MINI.................................£17,450 2009 KUBOTA U50-3 5T MINI.....................................£17,450 2010 KUBOTA KX161-3 5T .........................................£22,750 2014 DOOSAN DX80R 8.3T MIDI................................£39,750 2009 DOOSAN DX27Z 2.8T MINI ................................£12,950 2006 DOOSAN SOLAR 55V 5.5T MINI.........................£14,250 2007 CASE CX50B 5T MINI ........................................£15,950 2007 CASE CX80 8T MIDI STEELS ............................£22,950 1996 FERMEC 865 BACKHOE.......................................£9,995 2003 BENFORD PS3000 DUMPER................................£4,950 2005 TEREX 1 HiTIP DUMPER ......................................£5,250 USED PICKUPS NEW ISUZU D-MAX 4 DOOR FARM SPECIAL ..............£18,995 *WE TAKE DIGGERS/TRACTORS AS PART-EX ON PICKUPS* EX DEMO D-MAX EIGER – RED......................................£ POA EX DEMO D-MAX BLADE – WHITE .................................£ POA EX DEMO D-MAX UTAH – GREY.....................................£ POA 2011 LANDROVER CREW CAB....................................£18,995 2006 LANDROVER DISCO 3 ..........................................£7,995 2012 MISUBISHI WARRIOR.........................................£13,250 2006 MITSUBISHI L200................................................£4,950 2004 LANDROVER FREELANDER..................................£3,495

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P V DOBSON & SONS LEVENS, KENDAL TEL: 015395 60833 Flat Bale trailer and Plant trailer range. Please call Portequip for more details Email: sales@portequip.co.uk Tel: +44(0)1671402775 Mobile: 07712595362

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H F B Trailers Leek Ltd Full Range of Ifor Williams Trailers Available

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WE SELL A FULL RANGE OF IFOR WILLIAMS, WATSON, MARSHALL, OBE, HI-SPEC AND KILWORTH, MALONE LOG SPLITTERS & POST KNOCKERS TUFF MAC, LOW LOADERS, DUMP TRAILERS, DROPSIDE TIPPING TRAILERS FEED BARRIERS, GATES, CIRCULAR FEEDERS FOR CATTLE AND SHEEP USED MACHINERY

Kubota L3250 Tractor with Power Loader Dragon 8 tonne Grain Trailer Salop 13 tonne Grain Trailer Sprung Drawbar UAB Western Fabrications 4 tonne Tipper Dropsides 16ft Feed Trailer All prices subject to VAT, except where shown

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Tractor PTO Saw bench 700mm Blade Italian Machine

Tractor Hyd Log Splitters Or Electric also available Cheapest on the market

K Two Spreaders 6 Ton 10 Ton & 12 Ton In Stock Super Prices

Kane Silage Trailers And Dump Trailers & Low loader In Stock Super Prices

DELIVERY THROUGHOUT THE UK Castle Douglas 01556 504133 Jeff 0776 3854509

NEW TRACTOR SPECIAL OFFERS KUBOTA L4240 CABBED 4WD SCRAPER TRACTOR SPECIAL..........................£15,995.00 KUBOTA M6040 C/W LOADER ( 1 ONLY ) 3 YEAR 0% FINANCE ......................£23,950.00 KUBOTA M9960 100HP C/W LOADER 3 YEARS 0% FINANCE 5 YEAR WARRANTY.....POA DEUTZ-FAHR AGROPLUS 410 85HP, 4WD, 2 YEAR 0% FINANCE ( 1 ONLY )....£21,950.00 DEUTZ-FAHR AGROPLUS 410 85HP, 4WD C/W LOADER ( 1 ONLY ).................£25,750.00 ZETOR PROXIMA 80, NEW MODEL, EX STOCK (SPECIAL PRICE) .................................POA

NEW MACHINE SPECIAL OFFERS EX STOCK WANTED FOR EXPORT Zetor, Ursus, Belarus, Universal, Fiat and Renault Tractors. Also wanted Telehandlers round balers and wrappers Any 4WD Tractors for Breaking Any Condition Nationwide Tel: 07854 865674. michaeltractors@ hotmail.com

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JF GMT3205 10' TRAILED MOWER CONDITIONER - 1 ONLY...........................£14,500.00 MOULTON YARD SCRAPER.....................................................................................£575.00 DRAGONE 2 MTR FLAIL TOPPER TOP QUALITY ( LITTLE USE )..........................£3,250.00 QUICKE SHEARGRABS, MANURE GRABS, BUCKETS ETC, RING FOR BEST PRICE.......POA

SECOND HAND TRACTORS 2010 DEUTZ-FAHR K430, 13HP 4WD C/W QUICKE Q46 LOADER, VERY TIDY.£27,500.00 2008 ZETOR 8541 PLUS, 85HP, 4WD...............................................................£15,750.00 2006 MF 240, 2WD ROLLBAR, CHOICE..............................................................£5,000.00

S/H MACHINES MAJOR 1100 GALLON SLURRY TANKER, O/S WHEELS, VERY TIDY...............£3,950.00 SULKY DPX FERTILISER SPREADER C/W 2200 LT EXTENSION .....................£1,495.00 LELY 8' MOUNTED MOWER CONDITIONER....................................................£2,750.00 JF GMT2800 9' TRAILED MOWER CONDITIONER..........................................£5,950.00 MAJOR 9' TRAILED ROTARY TOPPER.............................................................£1,975.00 KRONE AM243CV 8' MOUNTED MOWER CONDITIONER...............................£4,250.00 JF R420DS SINGLE ROTOR RAKE, LITTLE USE..............................................£3,150.00 JF FCT900 TRAILED FORAGE HARVESTER, VERY TIDY ...............................£10,500.00 JF VM18 2B TUB DIET FEEDER C/W FRONT CROSS CONVEYOR (2008).....£10,250.00 FLEMMING WRAPPED ROUND BALE HANDLER................................................£325.00 MAJOR 8' FULLY OFFSET TOPPER.................................................................£1,150.00 KUBOTA RTV900 UTILITY VEHICLE ( CHOICE ) FROM.....................................£5,750.00 KAWASAKI MULE, 2011 ROAD REG, C/W IFOR WILLIAMS TOP, 600 HRS ONLY £6,750.00

S/H GROUNDCARE KUBOTA TG1860 18HP DIESEL 48" REAR DISCHARGE DECK.......................£3,250.00 KUBOTA F1900, 18HP, 4WD, 48" OUT FRONT...............................................£5,250.00 KUBOTA GR2100, 21HP DIESEL, 48" CUT C/W COLLECTION........................£3,500.00 SET OF TURF WHEELS TO SUIT KUBOTA L SERIES ( LITTLE USE )................£1,150.00

Call James Mob: 07977 745955 LEEK ROAD, WATERHOUSES, STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE ST10 3HS

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Tel: 01538 308436 Fax: 01538 308751 info@parnhamtractors.co.uk

4 ton drop Little used

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£750+vat

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BAILEY 15 TON trailer, 2 years old, 560/60 x 22.5 Nokian tyres SD, very little work. Excellent condition. Tel: 01969 622193 or 07808911101 North Yorkshire

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BOBCAT 4ft skidsteer loader, low hours - 2,500, good working order, starts and runs well. c/w bucket and grab £4,850+VAT - Tel: 01729 840890 Settle, North Yorks (T)

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BAILEY 14-TON TRAILERS FOR SALE

Several available 2012. c/w Rollover sheet, Full arched front window, Hydraulic rear door, work lights, following drawbars on some, Grain chute, Tow loops, Heavy duty rear end, Full commercial axles, 500/60/22.5 tyres, Some on air brakes, Beacons, £11,500 - £13,000 depending on spec, first class condition

Tel: 07971 877280 or 01347 838134

Llansilin Tractors MF 6485. Data 3, 59 Reg, 1897 Hours, Front & Cab Sus, Front Linkage, Comfort +, Immaculate. MF 6490. 2005, Transport spec, 4500 hours only, 90% tyres, nice clean tractor. MF 6499. Tier 3,2008, CW front linkage & PTO, 50K Transport, 95% Tyres, Excellent Condition MF 6480. 2006, 3700 Hours, front Linkage, Front & Cab Suspension, CCLS, Nice Tidy Tractor. MF 6480, tier 3, full suspension, 2008, 50K, 6700 hours. MF6480. T2, Dynashift, 2005, Transport & Cab suspension, 7800 hours, 70% tyres, tidy tractor. MF 5435.CW MF950 Loader, 2010, Dyna 4, 2300 Hours, Lovely Condition MF 5465, 2010, Dyna 4, Tier 3, 2500 Hours, Excellent Condition. MF5455. 2007, Dyna 4, CW Q45 Loader, Aircon, 3 Spools, 6100 Hours. MF 6465. 2004, Dynashift, Cab sus, 5200 hours, Very Tidy. JC B FA STR A C 3 155. Smooth shift, 2002, Front Links & PTO, Immaculate. MF 4365. 53 Reg, 3200 Hours, 24 x24, 90% Tyres, Very Tidy. MF 4370. 52 Reg, 5900 Hours, 24x24, Nice clean tractor. MF 565. 2WD, 5000 Hours from new, nice original condition. Zeto r 8 011 C r yst al . 2WD, Tidy Original Condition. La mb or gh in i 1060 P rem iu m . 1995, 7000 hours, straight tractor. JC B 520- 55 Loadall. 1998, 4WS, Nice handy little machine. . NC 14 To n D um p Tr ai ler. Very Good Condition. Mar sh all 11 Ton Si lag e Tr ai ler, Shop soiled, Grain Door. For full list of our stock please go to our website.

Tel: 01691 791460 Oswestry, Shrops www.llansilintractors.co.uk

All New 7 Series Landini NEW N EW LANDINI LANDINI TRACTORS TRACTORS IIN N STOCK STOCK

NORTON N ORTON 8 T TONNE ONNE D DOUBLE OUBLE D DROP ROP S SIDE IDE T TRAILER RAILER O ONE NE O OWNER WNER F FROM ROM N NEW EW ..............£2300.00 ..............£2300.00 NEW DRAW BAR STOCK N EW WATSON WATSON 16FT 16FT FEED FEED TRAILER TRAILER C/W C/W DETACHABLE DETACHABLE D RAW B AR IIN NS TOCK ...........£1550.00 ...........£1550.00 INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL 474 474 ONE ONE OWNER OWNER FROM FROM NEW.....................................................................£POA NEW ..................................................................... .....£POA POLARIS 455 DIESEL QUAD BIKE 2300HRS .....................................................................£3250.00 P OLARIS 4 55 D IESEL Q UAD B IKE 2 300HRS ..................................................................... £3250.00 NEW POWER FARM 100 STOCK, 94HP, NO .......................£27750.00 N EW LANDINI LANDINI P OWER F ARM 1 00 IN IN S TOCK, 9 4HP, N O ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS ....................... £27750.00 NEW LANDPOWER 125 LAST ONE REMAINING .....................................................£POA N EW LANDINI LANDINI L ANDPOWER 1 25 L AST O NE R EMAINING ..................................................... .....£POA MASSEY 365, REG ................................................................£POA M ASSEY FERGUSON FERGUSON 3 65, 2WD, 2WD, 3700HRS, 3700HRS, M R EG ................................................................ .....£POA JOHN DEERE 6930 PREMIUM 2000HRS .................................................................................£POA J OHN D EERE 6 930 P REMIUM 2 000HRS ... ...............................................................................£POA JOHN DEERE 3140 2WD, 1980............................................................................................£4950.00 J OHN D EERE 3 140 2 WD, 1 980 .......................................................................... .........................................................................£4950.00 NEW TS110 52 REG, VERY ...........£14950.00 N EW HOLLAND HOLLAND T S110 5 2R EG, V ERY GOOD GOOD TYRES, TYRES, EXCELLENT EXCELLENT CONDITION CONDITION ........... £14950.00 NEW 5060 58 REG C/W LOADER 4500 HRS ..........................................................£POA N EW HOLLAND HOLLAND 5 060 5 8R EG C /W L OADER 4 500 H RS .......................................................... .....£POA FORD 7840SLE 4WD, FEEDER TRACTOR ....................................................................£POA F ORD 7 840SLE 4 WD, IIDEAL DEAL F EEDER T RACTOR .................................................................... .....£POA DIECI VERY .....................................................................................£POA D IECI 32.7 32.7 2012 2012 V ERY TIDY TIDY 2000HRS 2000HRS ....... .............................................................................. .....£POA CASE 885 C/W LOADER 4WD RECON ENGINE ......................................................................£POA C ASE 8 85 C /W L OADER 4 WD R ECON E NGINE ...................................................................... .....£POA CASE 1255XL 4WD, CLASSIC ..............................................................................£9600.00 C ASE IIH H1 255XL 4 WD, TIDY, TIDY, C LASSIC ........................................................................... .........................................................................£9600.00 CASE 985XL TURBO SPECIAL EXCELLENT CONDITION, GOOD TYRES ....................£9500.00 C ASE IIH H9 85XL T URBO S PECIAL E XCELLENT C ONDITION, G OOD T YRES .................... £9500.00 CASE 895 4WD, C/W QUICKE LOADER, EX FARM C ASE 8 95 4 WD, C /W Q UICKE L OADER, E XF ARM ............................................................£6950.00 ............................................................£6950.00 CASE SUPER 2WD, EX FARM, YARD TRACTOR .........................................£5750.00 C ASE 895XL 895XL S UPER 2 WD, E XF ARM, IIDEAL DEAL Y ARD T RACTOR ......................................... £5750.00 CASE 1594 4WD, C ASE 1 594 4 WD, HAD HAD ENGINE ENGINE RE RE BUILD...............................................................................£POA BUILD......................................................................... . ......£POA CASE 1394 4WD, 50% TYRES, HANDY LITTLE RUN AROUND..............................................£POA C AS E 1 394 4 WD, 5 0% T YRES, H ANDY L ITTLE R UN A ROUND .............................................. .....£POA C/W LOADER, AND TIDY LITTLE TRACTOR IINTERNATIONAL NTERNATIONAL 574 574 C /W L OADER, STRAIGHT STRAIGHT A ND T IDY L ITTLE T RACTOR ................£3250.00 ................£3250.00 DEUTZ DX350 2WD, C/W LOADER ....................................................................................£7850.00 D EUTZ D X350 2 WD, C /W L OADER ........................................................................... .........................................................................£7850.00 MASSEY FERGUSON 3060 2WD, FARM.......................................................................£6500.00 M ASSEY F ERGUSON 3 060 2 WD, EX EX F ARM.......................................................................£6500.00 KUBOTA COMPACT K UBOTA B7100 B7100 C OMPACT TRACTOR......................................................................................£POA TRACTOR....................................................................................... .....£POA DIECI 32.16 2003, TYRES ..........................................................................£14950.00 D IECI 3 2.16 IICARUS CARUS 2 003, NEW NEW T YRES ... .......................................................................£14950.00 JCB 530/70 FARM .................................................................................£POA J CB 5 30/70 F ARM SPEC SPEC TURBO, TURBO, Y REG REG ... ...............................................................................£POA RED ROCK 16 CUBE TUB FEEDER, 3YR OLD, R ED R OCK 1 6C UB E T UB F EEDER, 3 YR O LD, EXCELLENT EXCELLENT ORDER..............................£15500.00 ORDER ..............................£15500.00 DOWDESWELL DP7D PLOUGH, NEW WEAR PARTS FITTED......................£3750.00 D OWDESWELL D P7D 5 FURROW FURROW P LOUGH, N EW W EAR P ARTS F ITTED ......................£3750.00 ABBEY 1600 GLN TANKER READY TO BE USED A BBEY 1 600 G LN T ANKER R EADY T OB EU SED ...............................................................£3000.00 £3000.00 ABBEY 1300 GLN TANKER GOOD CONDITION A BBEY 1 300 G LN T ANKER G OOD C ONDITION .......................................................................£POA ....................................................................... ....£POA BCS FRONT MOUNTED MOWER B CS F RONT M OUNTED M OWER IIMMACULATE................................................................£1850.00 MMACULATE................................................................£1850.00 WEST SILAGE TRAILER.............................................................................................£POA W EST 8 TONNE TONNE S ILAGE T RAILER ........................................................................... ............................................................................... ....£POA FORD 3000 C/W HYDRAULIC GANG MOWERS GWO F ORD 3 000 C /W H YDRAULIC G ANG M OWERS G WO .......................................................£3750.00 .......................................................£3750.00

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FORD 4000

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Bowland Tractors Ltd Court Farm House, Swanlow Lane, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 4BS

Yard 01606 863414, Mobile 07967 008346, Home 01691 659110, Fax 01606 861410

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Unrivalled quality and service

Large capacity bedder feeders

Good selection of Part Exchange Feeder Bedders From Kverneland, Kuhn, Teagle & King Feeders 3 to 10 Cubic Metre Machines Available

Horizontal large bale machine

2012 NH T7.200 875 HRS RC SW 50 KPH A/B CAB & AXLE SUSPENSION VGC £4 6 95 0

2010 NH T6080 4172 HRS PC 50 KPH A/B FULL SUSPENSION F/LINK & PTO NEW TYRES VGC £3 49 5 0

1989 FORD TW 15 SQ 7397 HRS A/C PUH FRONT WEIGHTS FENDERS NEW TYRES A GENUINE TRACTOR £ 11 25 0

2000 NH TM 150 6731 HRS RC SUPER STEER FRONT LINKAGE CAB SUSPENSION 70% GOOD TYRES VGC £1 92 5 0

1989 SAME 80 EXPLORER 2 5400 HRS 16.9X34 C/W CHILTON MX 40 85 LOADER £ 6 95 0

2003 JCB JS160LC 6437 HRS PIPED CHECK VALVES NEW SLEW RING GOOD TRACKS 3 BUCKETS VGC £ 17 9 50

2006 VOLVO ECR 28 4110 HRS PIPED QUICK HITCH 3 BUCKETS GOOD TRACKS IN GOOD ORDER £ 8 85 0

MATBRO PS 5000 C LOADER 6456 HRS AIR BRAKES 8ft 8₺ BUCKET & 7ft 6₺ GRAB GOOD ORDER £ 57 50

2002 TEREX PT 3000 / HD 1000 KR DUMPERS FROM £ 3 85 0 / 2003 TEREX TV 800-1 1063 HRS ROLLER £ 37 50

Wanted

Verticle feeders

Compact dual drum heavy duty bedder

Compact economic bedder

NH TX 62 / 63 / 64 & 65 COMBINES NH 6020/6030/6040/6070 & 6080 TRACTORS NH & FORD 40 SERIES SL & SL DP TRACTORS

NH TS & TSA SERIES SL OR SL DP TRACTORS NH TM 120/125/130/135/140/150/155 TRACTORS MF 290 / 390 / 399 /699 4WD TRACTORS

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Tractors & Equipment

Hardwick Agricultural Engineers Deutz Fahr 6095HTS, 2012, 481 Drum Hrs, Chopper & Chaff, 6.3m Header & Trolley, Excellent Condition....... £Poa Eric 07836 630558

Deutz Fahr 6090 HTS, 2010, Hrs TBC, Chopper, 6.3m Header, 800 / 500 Tyres, VG..... £Poa Eric 07836 630558

Deutz Fahr M625, 2011, 2750hrs, Axle & Cab Sus, 50k, VG..... £Poa Eric 07836 630558

Deutz Fahr M620, 2009, 3492hrs, F.Linkage, Axle & Air Cab Sus, Air, 50k, GC..... £Poa Eric 07836 630558

Welger RP 435 Farmer, 2010, 33862 Bales, Crop Roller, Drop Floor, GC....... £10,950 Karl 07946 335030

Vicon RV1601 Balers, Rotor Feed, GWO, Choice From........£6,950 Karl 07946 335030

Sumo Trio 3m, 2007, S/P, Multipacker, VG....... £9,850 Karl 07946 335030

Ruscon 14 Ton Trailer, 2006, Sprung Drawbar, Hyd Door, VG.......£7,950 Karl 07946 335030

Conor 2000R LGP Tanker, 2010, Sprung Drawbar, 8000lt Pump, 28.1 R26 Tyres, VG.......£7,950 Karl 07946 335030

Kuhn HR404 Power Harrow, 2010 / Weaving 32 Row Tine Drill, 2012, Hyd Fan, Excellent Con...... £Poa Nigel 07538 390091

Kuhn WMU 230 Flail, 2.30m, Hyd Side-Shift, Rear Roller, GC...... £2,450 Karl 07946 335030

Honda Foreman S 450 Quad 4x4, 2005, 1079hrs, 5+1 Manual, GC.......£2,750 Karl 07946 335030

Main Road, Brompton By Sawdon, Scarborough, YO13 9DP,

Tel 01723 859785/698, www.hardwickagricultural.co.uk

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2010 CLAAS DISCO 3050 C 3 m Mower Conditioner, £4950 CL6857

2012 Kuhn HAYBOB 360 £3250 KU0074

2007 CLAAS Xerion 3300 Trac VC 50 (kph), 330 H.P, 3687 Engine hours, 710/70r42 , 5 Spools, Front Linkage, Reverse Drive

2010 KU GA8121 single rotor lift, Electric control, £9000 KU0076

£80550 CT1937

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2006 CLAAS ARES 656 40 (kph), 132 H.P, 2743 hours, 13.6R28 Fronts, 16.9R38 Rears, 3 Spools, Front Weights, Air Con, Trailer Brake, Electric Hyd, P.U. Hitch, DataTag £24500 CT1945

2002 Krone Swadro 761, Twin Rotor Rake, 13 Tine Arms Per Rotor, £2900 KO0026

1995 Massey Ferguson 34, 4.87 M MF Powerflow Header,, 2795 Engine hours, 2133 Drum hours,, Straw Chopper, Chaff Spreader, £15500 MF0287

2012 CLAAS LINER 3100, HYD ROTOR ADJUSTMENT, 2013 CLAAS Lexion 740, 7.5M M Vario Header, 434 Engine hours, 297 Drum hours 8.7 TO 10 METERS £15800 CL6250 £160000 CL6286

2010 Keith Rennie Machry L2 PLUS 1600 LTR C/W FOLDING HOPPER COVER, REAR LIGHT KIT, 20 MTR VANES £3250 KR0967

1997 CLAAS Lexion 420 5.4 M Auto Contour Header, 2831 Engine hours, 650/75R32 Fronts, 500/60R26.5 Rears, Air Con, Straw Chopper, £36000 CL6905

2003 CLAAS Lexion 470 E 7.5 M Auto Contour Header, 2115 Engine hours, 1617 Drum hours, LH laser, Yield/Q Meter, Straw Chopper, Chaff Spreader, £59000 CL6923

1997 CLAAS Lexion 430 6 M Auto Contour Header, 3041 Engine hours, 2487 Drum hours, Yield/Q Meter, Straw Chopper,

2007 CLAAS Liner 880

2011 CLAAS LINER 2800 single rotor lift,

£7000 CL7025

£10500 CL7019

2009 CLAAS JAGUAR 870 3.0m M Pick up, 20 Blade Cylinder, 4350 Engine hours, 3337 Cylinder hours, 4 wheel drive, R/ Crop Press, £70000 CL7023

2012 CLAAS Tucano 320 5.40 M Vario Header, 204 Engine hours, 124 Drum hours, , Straw Chopper, Chaff Spreader, £95000 CL7046

2010 John Deere 6930 Premium 40 (kph), 155 H.P, 3995 Engine hours, 540/65 R28 Fronts, 650/65 R38 Rears, 4 Spools, Front suspension, Front Linkage, £40000 JD0332

2013 CLAAS LINER 3500 £30750 CL7051

2007 Other Twose 255 Disc Mower, Side folding, Swath Board, 2.5m, Very Tidy,

2008 CLAAS Xerion 3800 50 (kph), 388 H.P, 3610 Engine hours, 800/70/38 5 Spools, Front Linkage, Air Con, Cab Suspension, Trailer Brake, Air brakes, £74500 CT1967

2010 CLAAS TUCANO 430 5.4 M Vario Header, 25 kph, 690 Engine hours, 475 Drum hours, RH V knife, Air Con, Straw Chopper, Chaff Spreader, £89500 CL7063

2011 Reco TS 391DN, Single Rotor, grass rake £2580 RE0025

2011 John Deere 328A, only done 2 seasons

2010 John Deere 530, Trailed mower conditioner, full swivel headstock £8000 JD0320

£39800 CL6906

£6600 JD0319

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East Yorkshire Machinery Ltd. Welton Service Station, Shiptonthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO43 3PS

Tel: 01430 650072

Fax: 01430 650072 Mobile: 07747 181821

Email: info@eastyorkshiremachinery.co.uk

Machinery supplied and wanted, all types considered

www.eastyorkshiremachinery.co.uk

CASE 956 XL TURBO 4X4

Price: £6,600.00

MERCEDES 313 CDI DROP SIDE TRUCK 2010 60 PLATE COMPLETE WITH A BRAND NEW 10 FT 6 DROP SIDE DODY BLUETOOTH ELECTIRC PACK TESTED TILL SEPTEMBER Price: £6,950.00

JCB 530.70 AGRI SPEC FARM SPECIAL TURBO YEAR 2002 4X4 4WS C/S A/C CAB SMOOTHRIDE PICK UP HICH JOYSTICK CONTROL 50% TYRES HYDRAULIC Q FIT HEAD STOCK FENDERS ALLROUND Price: £13,800.00

DAEWOO MEGA 200V PIVOT STEER LOADING SHOVEL YEAR 2003 POWER SHUTTLE JOYSTICK CONTROL COMPLETE WITH 8 FT BUCKET A/C CAB ON SOLID WHEELS ALLROUND Price: £9,950.00

MUSTANG 2044 SKID

JOHN DEERE 1640 4X4

WITH ONLY 3400 HRS COMPLETE WITH FRONT FENDERS CREEPER SPEED 130HP 80% TYRES VERY UNUSUAL

Price: £14,800.00

JCB 536-60 AGRI SUPER YEAR 2011 4X4 4WS C/S COMPLETE WITH A/C CAB PICK UP HICH AIR SEAT TRAILER BRAKES LIMITED SLIP DIFF JOYSTICK CONTROL LOAD SENSOR BOOM SUSPENSION POWER SHIFT 40K PALLET TINES 3RD SERVICE AVERAGE 60% TYRES FULLY SERVICED Price: £22,500.00

ASSEY FERGUSON 4245 COMPLETE WITH A JOYSTICK CONTROL MASSEY 875 LOADER PLUS A 4 IN 1 BUCKET 12/12 SHUTTLE 4X4 FRONT FENDERS YEAR 2001 Price: £10,950.00

CASE 688 EXCAVATOR

RENAULT 710 RZ ARES

IFOR WILLIAMS CATTLE

NEW STYLE JOYSTICK

COMPLETE WITH

CONTROLS VERY NICE

FRONT LINKAGE AND

WORKS VERY GOOD BEEN

PTO APPROX 7000HRS

OUT ON HIRE MUST BE

A/C CAB DROMONE

MASSEY FERGUSON 6480 YEAR 2006 COMPLETE WITH FRONT FENDERS NEW TYRES A/C CAB PASSENGER SEAT

SEEN AND TRIED ANY

PUH FRONT FENDERS

SURPLUS TO

90% TYRES ALLROUND

REQUIRMENT

Price: £7,950.00

Price: £11,750.00

Price: £1,875.00

FERMEC 860 TURBO

JCB 3C COMPLETE WITH

BACKHOE DIGGER YEAR

BUCKET GRAB FORKS

FOUR MONTHS

TRACTOR

Price: £4,950.00

Price: £5,750.00

MERLO P34.7 TURBO FARMER ONLY 2619 HRS FROM NEW 56 PLATE NEW STYLE MACHINE AVERAGE 80% TYRES ALL ROUND 4X4 4WS C/S JOYSTICK CONTROL COMPLETE WITH PALLET TINES Price: £15,750.00

ZETOR 7540E 4X4 COMPLETE WITH FRONT LINKAGE + FRONT FENDERS P REG 4350HRS FROM NEW ONE OWNER FROM NEW COMPLETE WITH AIR PACK 70% FRONT TYRES 50% REAR TYRES Price: £7,950.00

CLAAS TARGO K60 FARM SPEC WITH PICK UP HICH YEAR 2004 A/C CAB 4X4 4WS C/S JOYSTICK CONTROL POWER SHUTTLE FENDERS ALL ROUND AVERAGE 85% TYRES Price: £15,200.00

NEW HOLLANH NH 95

BOBCAT 323 DIGGER

PEL JOB EB 12.4 MINY

MASSEY FERGUSON

DIGGER ON RUBBER

375 12 SPEED

COMPLETE WITH A 5FT BUCKET PLUS 3RD SEVICE SHOWING 1600HRS VERY GENUINE

COMPLETE WITH A GRAYS LYNK-ON25 LOADER FULL 3 POINT LINKAGE PTO FLOOR

BEEN ON HIRE FOR PAST

CHANGE GENUINE

COMPLETE WITH 4 IN 1 BUCKET EXTRA DIG PLUS

YEAR 2007 ONLY 880

TRACKS COMPLETE

A FULL SET OF BUCKETS

HRS ON RUBBER

MANUAL BOX POWER

TRACKS + OFF SET

WITH OFF SET BOOM

SHUTTLE FRONT

2566 HRS VERY

2002 COMPLETE WITH DIG MANUAL GEAR BOX POWER SHUTTLE 3

VERY GOOD Price: £2,950.00

JCB 3CX SITEMASTER

PALFINGER EPSILON E100L 20-M 2004 DOUBLE PUSH OUT BOOM PLUS HYDRAULIC IN + OUT LEGS VERY LIGHT USE FROM NEW COMPLETE WITH BRICK GRAB OR WITH OUT VERY GOOD Price: £2,950.00

COMPLETE WITH 4 IN 1 BUCKET EXTRA DIG MANUAL GEARBOX POWER SHUTTLE 80% REAR TYRES Price: £5,500.00

COMPLETE WITH A JOYSTICK CONTROL LOADER SOWING 4263 HRS HI LINE CAB 80% TYRES ALLROUND

Price: £7,250.00

Price: £4,800.00

Price: £8,800.00

RENAULT 95.14 4X4 60%

CASE 695 FULL 3 POINT

JCB 532-120 4X4 4WS

CASE 685 FULL 3

LINKAGE PUH PTO BEEN

C/S COMPLETE WITH

REFURBED IDEAL SMALL

LEGS Q FIT HEAD

HOLDING OR COLLECTOR

STOCK FENDERS ALL

SHUTTLE VERY NICE

BACK TYRES WORKS

Price: £11,950.00

Price: £11,000.00

FORWARD AND REVERSE

PALLET TINES NEW

BUCKETS

GENUINE WORKS WELL

TYRES ALL ROUND

BALE SPIKE AND

4 IN 1 BUCKET EXTRA

BOOM GREAT MACHINE

FENDERS TIDY DIGGER

WHELL + PARTION

INSPECTION WELCOME

CASE JX 80 4X4 YEAR 2009 80% CONTINENTAL OVERSIZE TYRES ALLROUND 2500 HRS ONLY MANUALL BOX TWIN SPOOLS TRAILER BRAKES VERY NICE TRACTOR ALL ROUND Price: £13,800.00

STEER YEAR 2005

TRAILER 12 FT 6 COMPLETE WITH SPARE

CASE 888B MATERIAL HANDLER ELAVATED HIGH RAISED GRAB COMPLETE WITH A 5 TINE ROTATING GRAB X 4 HYDRAULIC LEGS STILL ON THE ORGINAL LEG PADS NEW TYPE JOYSTOCK CONTROLS Price: £14,950.00 JOHN DEERE 6510 COMPLETE WITH A

POINT LINKAGE PUH LOADER POWER QUAD PTO IDEAL SMALL

BOX FRONT

VERY GOOD IN SIDE AND

ROUND JOYSTICK

COMPACT SIZE TRACTOR

OUT

CONTROL

Price: £5,000.00

Price: £3,750.00

Price: £11,950.00

Price: £3,500.00

CASE CX80 COMPLETE

CASE INTERNATIONAL

WITH FRONT LINKAGE

895 COMPLETE WITH A

CASE INTERNATIONAL

FORD COUNTY 1124

895 STOCKMAN SPECIAL

95% TYRES ALLROUND

COMPLETE WITH FRONT

EQUAL WHEELS FULL

FENDERS 60% TYRES

LINKAGE AND PTO

ALLROUND 5300HRS

STARTS FITIME MINT

HOLDING WORKS WELL

FOR 9 YEARS

COLLECTOR

Price: £6,200.00

Price: £7,950.00

CASE 1255XL REFURBISHED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD CREEPER BOX 95% FRONT TYRES P/W REARS A CREDIT TO THE PREVIOUS MINT IN EVERY WAY PRICE: £9,700.00

CASE 1835B UNI LOADER

CASE 2290 VERY

SKIDSTEER LOADER

LAST OWNER OWNED

JOYSTICK CONTROLS A

CONDITION IDEAL

TLS WORKS WELL

AND PTO GOOD TYRES 6800 HRS MANUEL

Price: £14,950.00

JOYSTICK CONTROL TRIMA 1190 ACTION LOADER LP CAB

BOX MANUEL SHUTTLE

RECONDITIONED INSIDE

LOVELY TRACTOR

AND OUT

Price: £10,200.00

Price: £9,250.00

TYE 6 TONNE HIGHLIFT

5 TONNE TIPPING

COMPLETE WITH GENUINE IDEAL

SOUND PIECE OF KIT RESTORATION FAULTY COMPLETE WITH BUCKET AND 3RD SERVICE

SUSPENSION A/C CAB

GRAIN TRAILER BUCKET AND FORK ROBO CONTROLS 3RD

TRAILER C/W OPEN COMPLETE WITH GRAIN

SERVICE WORKS 100% CLUTCH HANCE PRICE

CHUTE

SWING REAR DOOR

MUST BE SEEN Price: £2,950.00

Price: £1,250.00

Price: £1,950.00

CASE MX135 C/W

CASE 7210 MAGNUM

FORD 5030 4X4 COMPLETE WITH LOADER AND MUCK FORK 3500 GENUINE HRS K REG C/W WITH MANUEL FORWARD AND REVERSE SHUTTLE RECONDITIONED TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD Price: £9,750.00

SAME EXPLORER 80

FRONT FENDERS SIX

1996 P REG 7800 HRS

Price: £3,000.00

Price: £4,000.00

DEUTZ FAHR AGRO EXTRA 4.17 4X4 COMPLETE WITH A QUICKE 520 LOADER 5031 HRS MANUEL BOX FORWARD & REVERSE SHUTTLE FULL LINKAGE PUH PTO 60% TYRES ALL ROUND Price: £10,800.00

VALVES A/HITCH 50%

FROM NEW FULL PUH

WIDE TYRES ALL ROUND

AIR SEAT WITH THE

VERY VERY SMART

ORIGINAL TOP LINK

TRACTOR

MINT IN SIDE AND OUT

Price: £9,950.00

Price: £14,750.00

COMPLETE WITH A JOYSTICK CONTROL MX75U LOADER 3400 HRS FROM NEW TOP SPEC Price: £8,300.00


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Keenan Orbital muck spreader THOSE of you with a half decent memory may remember the Keenan Orbital muck spreader. Well, due to demand, it is back. One of the Orbital’s major plus points is material is moved from the rear of the machine to the front, as it empties. Particularly for hills, this has the advantage of putting positive weight onto the tractor, providing increased traction. The spreader is essentially a half barrel shape, with muck pushed

from the rear via a hydraulic mechanism into a rotating flywheel, which mulches and spreads to the left-hand side. Rate of muck applied can be varied by the speed of the pushing mechanism, while a hydraulically adjustable deflector plate alters spread pattern. The 12-tonne capacity machine also features a slurry tank, allowing it to handle liquid or solid manure.

Shelbourne Reynolds Powermix Pro Twin Express diet feeders Reco Fella SM 3570 TL-KC mower GRASSLAND equipment manufacturer Fella has expanded its rear-mounted mower conditioner offering with the introduction of a new, additional series. Three models make up the new range; the SM 3060 TL-KC, with a three-metre (9ft 8in) cutting width and tine conditioner, the SM 3060 TL-RC with roller conditioner, and the firm’s biggest mower conditioner yet, the SM 3570 TL-KC.

IN response to greater demands on diet feeders, Shelbourne Reynolds has upgraded its twin auger Powermix Pro Twin Express feeders to be more durable. Rather than simply increase the thickness of steel used for tub and auger flights, or improving steel quality, the manufacturer has chosen to do both. To reduce wear created over time, Twin Express tub interiors are now double skinned up to a height of 775mm (30.5in), with an additional 10mm (0.4in) thick sheet of S500 grade steel. This, says the manufacturer, provides added

All mowers are centremounted and feature hydro-pneumatic suspension, designed to evenly follow ground contours, says the manufacturer. For tine conditioner models, conditioning intensity can be controlled by means of a counter comb, which can be adjusted via four different positions. Tine conditioner machines also feature a crop spreading device as standard.

protection and wear resistance on the lower sidewall of the entire circumference of the tub, and brings the total sidewall thickness to 18mm (0.7in). In addition, the auger flights are now made from stronger S500grade steel, which is 15mm (0.5in) thick. Replaceable wear pads on the lower auger legs incorporate a 10mm (0.4in) thick stainless steel plate. The additional steel will add 480kg to the weight of each twin auger machine. Total unladen weights now range from 8,325kg for the smallest 16cu.m model to 9,160kg for the 25cu.m flagship.

Fliegl muck spreader GERMAN trailer-maker Fliegl has entered the rear-discharge muck spreader market with an ejector-bodied spreader. The hydraulically-operated ejector mechanism is said to be more reliable and more robust than traditional chain and slat floor designs. Used in conjunction with on-board weigh cells, the operator needs only to input the required application rate and the spreader control

box takes care of ejecting the load to match forward speed. The galvanised spreader range is available in 12, 14 and 20cu.m capacities and, with the addition of greedy boards, each model’s capacity can be boosted by a further 30 per cent. Options include weigh cells, following axle, sprung drawbar, hydraulic and air brake systems. Expect the 12cu.m model to be priced from £30,000.

Twose grassland subsoiler allows for a one-pass grassland rejuvenation system, with deep and surface compaction both being alleviated at the same time. However, if conditions change and the aerator element is not required, this can be decoupled.

DESIGNED to make its mounted grassland subsoiler more versatile, Twose has produced an aerator which can be fitted onto the back of the machine’s flat roller. In tandem with the three subsoiling legs and flat roller, the addition of the aerator

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LIVESTOCk LAMMA 2015 As Lamma continues to grow, its range of exhibitors now includes a large number showcasing products to livestock farmers with a host of new innovations revealed this year. Angela Calvert reports.

Raft of new livestock innovations on show

Pharmweigh Auto Drafter PHARMWEIGH is exhibiting its 12-volt DC Auto Drafter which can be customised to meet sheep or pig producer requirements.

Made from stainless steel, it is silent and easily portable. A manual version is also available. Both versions are EID-enabled and in a unique feature, the

Pharmweigh indicators will pick up non-read or failed/missing eartags. ■ Details available at www.pharmweigh.com

Haygrove livestock housing THE newly-launched Haygrove Arc has been designed to provide a low cost, easy-tobuild housing for livestock, machinery or general farm storage. It comes in 9m, 12m and 15m (30ft, 40ft and 50ft) widths and has a steel frame with an extra tough canvas cover. Each arc is constructed in modular sections and can be built to suit individual requirements. The arc requires no concrete base, is pinned to the ground and is fully portable and easy to self-build. It can be supplied open-ended or there are a

number of door options. Cost is about £45/sq.m.

■ Details available at www.haygrove.com

Davies Implements Octoposts OCTOPOSTS are Swedishmanufactured fencing posts which are octagonal-shaped to make them easier to stack and handle and provide a flat surface for fixing. Made from slow-grown Swedish pine, they are

kiln-dried, then pressure heat-treated with creosote.

Cost-effective This provides a life expectancy of more than 40 years, and with a manufacturer guarantee of 25 years, makes them cost-effective

compared to conventional posts. The company also produces Octorails which have overlap jointing on the rails making fixing to posts easy and adding strength. ■ Details available at www. daviesimplementsltd.co.uk

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THE Drenchmaster from Glendale Engineering is a lightweight one-way race system which is easily moved with an ATV or UTV and can be added on to a handling race. Brushes set at a 45-degree angle on its inside ensure sheep can only move one way. It is fully adjustable, has a shredding gate and allows the operator to perform multiple operations with ease. Cost is £1,750 plus VAT. ■ Details available at www. glendaleengineering.co.uk

MOOCALL Sensors provide calving alerts to any mobile phone. A device is attached to the cow’s tail which monitors spinal movement and contractions, and when they reach a certain threshold, sends an alert to a mobile phone, followed by another an hour later. It has an embedded multi-roaming M2M sim which

will work in low signal areas. It suits all breeds and is adjustable to any tail size. No additional hardware is required and it has a rechargeable battery which lasts for 30 days. Cost is £202 per unit with an annual data charge of €200 (about £154). ■ Details available at www.moocallsensors.com

Enegis bedding A NEW product from Enegis is a high quality animal bedding made from high grade Irish peat blended with lime, which is being marketed as an alternative bedding for cubicle housing. It is easy to dispense and is kind to slurry equipment as it is non-abrasive and has fine particles. A product is added to the peat to reduce microbes in bedding helping reduce mastitis and somatic cell counts. It provides a comfortable bed for cows, increasing lying time and milk production. Environmentally friendly, when spread on land it will improve soil quality and aid grass management. ■ Details available at www.enegis.co.uk

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VET’S VIEW

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Now is a good time to look over your livestock health plan. Louise Hartley gets some tips from vet, Kirsty Ranson of the Westmorland Vet Group.

Is your livestock health plan in place for 2015? rEnsure staff know

Top tips ■ Come up with a monthly planner for vaccines and wormers ■ Decide on treatment protocols for common conditions, including drugs, dose rates and withdrawal times ■ A good tip is to bullet point these on to a laminated A4 sheet and keep it somewhere

handy, i.e. in the medicine cabinet ■ Make a tally chart to record common diseases in the month they occur. This is a quick and simple way of monitoring disease occurrence and will provide lots of useful information which can be reviewed and monitored

biosecurity protocols HERD or flock health planning is often thought of as time consuming paperwork, involving that 50-page document which sits in the office and only gets brought out for inspections. It would be better thought of as a crucial practical job to ensure the health and performance of your livestock. With forward planning, many diseases can be prevented, costing far less than dealing with an outbreak, says Kirstyn Ranson, who is a practicing vet in Cumbria. She says: “If you already have a plan in place, there are several things you can consider when reviewing it for 2015.

Apps can help keep you organised

Kirsty Ranson says with forward planning, most livestock diseases can be prevented.

herd/flock which are underperforming,” adds Miss Ranson. Most livestock plans will include a section on quarantine of newly-purchased animals, but all too often these guidelines are forgotten, especially once at the auction.

Prevention “Does it provide you with a practical day to day guide of health problems and prevention? Have you and your vet discussed common disease problems on your farm, quantified them in terms of cases and come up with an action plan to reduce the incidence of disease? “There is no point trying to improve things if you do not have a line in the sand to measure against. Recording the incidence of common diseases such

as lameness and mastitis is vital. “It can be as simple as a tally chart on the wall but provides somewhere to start and quantify the issues. From here, along with your vet, formulate an action plan to improve areas of your

Biosecurity “One of the easiest ways to introduce disease on-farm is through purchasing stock. Even if you understand the importance of strict biosecurity, do all your staff understand it too?”

Review parasite control USE this winter to review and plan a parasite control plan with your vet, for optimal flock and herd health this year. This is the advice from NADIS in its January parasite forecast. Sioned Timothy, ruminant technical manager for Merial Animal Health, says: “Developing an integrated parasite control strategy is critical both for livestock health and welfare, and to ensure farm profitability.

Farmers should also be aware of the threat parasites may currently be posing to stock

Effective

SIONED TIMOTHY

“Implementing this effectively, even where the overall parasite risk is assessed as being low or moderate will be key to controlling parasitic disease and its associated production losses both now and in the coming grazing season. “Farmers should also be aware of the threat parasites may currently be posing to stock, and be vigilant for the different ways in which these may manifest. In sheep, low scanning percentages, high barren rates and signs of foetal resorption may be indications of liver fluke.”

Disease associated with chronic fluke infections peaks in the late winter/early spring period. Not all affected animals will demonstrate classical ‘bottle-jaw’, so checking of faecal samples for eggs is advised where there are concerns over reproductive performance or ill thrift, Miss Timothy advises. Even in low risk areas, where animals are not routinely treated, faecal samples from about 10 ewes will identify levels of fluke infection and whether treating the group is necessary.

A similar approach may be taken to outwintered beef cattle; those not previously dosed which are grazing potentially infected pastures should either be treated, or checked for the presence of fluke eggs in their faeces. Miss Timothy says treatment with nitroxynil or closantel will be effective on immature flukes from around seven weeks post-infection. Sheep should be moved to clean pasture after treatment and receive supplementary feed to restore body condition.

Risk Be aware of the risk of parasitic gastroenteritis throughout winter in fattening lambs and yearlings, particularly those grazing pastures contaminated earlier in the season by grazing lambs. The risk period may continue into February in areas where mild weather conditions continue. Monitoring pooled faecal egg counts is a reliable assessment of the need to dose out-wintered store or replacement lambs, says Miss Timothy.

Make sure you and your employees are familiar with key biosecurity measures, such as: ■ Do you know the source of origin? ■ Is it relatively local (particularly important for TB)? ■ Have you established what these animals have already been vaccinated for and the herd/ flock status of the previous farm? “Once purchased, isolate stock and discuss with your vet the tests you should be conducting to protect your herd/flock before they are mixed with others.”

ONE digital tool which can help sheep farmers manage and record important dates in their flock health plan is the flock management calendar. From the Eblex Better Returns Programme, the tool is free and provides a platform to record time-sensitive important tasks. Once a tupping or lambing date is entered into the calendar, key production dates, such as when ewes should be scanned, when certain vaccinations should be given and when ewes and rams should be condition scored, are automatically set

throughout the year. Weekly reminder emails for upcoming tasks are then automatically generated every Sunday. Multiple calendars can be created for different groups of sheep by adding different lambing or tupping dates. Each group will then have its own specific calendar linked to it. The tool can be used on smartphones, tablets and computers, and anyone can register. ■ Details online at www.flockcalendar.com


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Extending the life of three elderly wormer groups rCheck your farm’s resistance levels THE suitably qualified persons (SQPs) who prescribe more than 85 per cent of wormers to sheep farmers are expressing alarm over rising levels of wormer resistance and frustration they are prevented from supplying the two new wormers to their customers. Ian Scott, secretary general of the Animal Health Distributors Association (AHDA), says access to these new wormers, direct from their local, trusted and preferred suppliers, the country merchants, will help extend the life of the three elderly wormer groups SQPs can currently prescribe. Mr Scott says: “Resistance to the three elderly classes is rising. ‘Triple resistance’, in a recent trial in the South West from 62 sheep farms, found levels between 38 and 48 per cent. “This is a worrying trend and largely attributed to the natural heritable ability of worms to

It is time the voice of sheep farmers was heard on this issue and pressure on the VMD and manufacturers may help IAN SCOTT become resistant over a period of time. The three popular elderly wormer groups spanned 25 years before two new actives became available. “A case of resistance to sheep from Zolvix, one of the new actives, has already been found in the Netherlands. The UK is different, as the Veterinary Medicines Directorate [VMD], the division of Defra which regu-

lates all UK animal medicines, initially decided to classify the new actives, Zolvix and Startect, as vet prescription only. “In a shock decision in 2012, the VMD turned down a request by one of the manufacturers to make its actives available via the SQP at country merchant stores. Consequently, uptake is low by sheep farmers and total sales of the new actives, five years since the first one was launched, is only a tiny fraction of the whole market.” Mr Scott says the UK is in danger of seeing this ‘brilliant opportunity’ to improve sheep welfare and ensure a choice of efficient wormers remain available to sheep farmers slipping away over the next decade without even grasping the opportunity available.

Attitude He says: “The stumbling block is the VMD’s attitude and the reluctance of manufacturers to apply again unless there is a change of mindset at VMD. Vets are in full agreement leaving the two new

Resistance to the three elderly classes of wormers is rising and can largely be attributed to the natural heritable ability of the worms to become resistant over a period of time.

actives ‘on the shelf’ until there is widespread resistance to each of the older groups would be a disastrous policy. “It is time the voice of sheep farmers was heard on this issue and pressure on the VMD and manufacturers may help lead to

a review of the distribution channels of these new wormers.” For information on how best to check if you have any resistance, speak to your SQP who will arrange the cheap and simple worm egg count before and after worming.

MORE INFORMATION For the latest resistance management and detection, go to Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep website www.scops.org.uk or find your nearest AHDA member SQP by a geographical search on the AHDA website www.ahda.co.uk

Effective Johne’s plan is essential CATTLE infected with Johne’s disease need culling quickly in order for farmers to realise a premium cull cow value and keep infection out of the herd. This was the claim from vet Sally Wilson, of South west practice Evolution Farm Vets, who spoke at the recent Semex

dairy conference in Glasgow. She said Johne’s was one of the biggest threats to the future of the dairy industry and was important to pick up in calves.

Reaction She said: “Farmers do not recognise it as a threat and by the time

they react it is too late. Despite culling the cow with Johne’s, there are a number of animals in the herd which could be subclinically infected and you need to ensure you are in control of the disease, rather than the disease being in control of you. “Detecting it early means

if you do cull you can realise a better return for the animal.” With some medical research making a link between Johne’s in cattle and Crohn’s disease in humans, she said it was vital for the industry to develop a ‘Johne’s plan’, especially with such a perceived public health risk.

Scottish Dairy Hub providing answers for farmers MAKING sure dairy farmers have the right knowledge and skills to carry out their jobs as efficiently as possible is central to a new service in Scotland. The Scottish Dairy Hub is part-funded by the Scottish Government and DairyCo and is a free service. Acting as a conduit between the farmer and relevant information or services they require, it is proving popular and its potential success is being monitored by industry figures across the UK.

tion 2025’, which was a call to arms for the industry to assess what it was doing. “A lot of work is done from farmgate to consumer, but the Government realised something needed to be done at farm level so farmers have everything they need.”

Queries

Farmers are able to contact Mr Martin with any query they have about their business. He adds: “They can ask any question they want and we will get back to them and give them Review an answer within 48 hours. “One farmer rang me to ask Stuart Martin, who heads up the hub, says: “It came out of the if there was a lameness app for ‘Scottish Dairy Review: Ambi- his iPhone because he could not

find one. I dug around on Google and eventually found it on page 34 of the searches. “An app was available for only 69p, but was so difficult to find. By finding it, I hopefully saved him a lot of money.” Mr Martin says he has received a lot of enquiries since the problems at First Milk emerged. But he says there seems to be an acceptance the market is in a rough place at the moment and farmers are trying to ride it out. MORE INFORMATION Available at www.scottish dairyhub.org.uk, by calling 07500 766 083, or via email on info@ scottishdairyhub.org.uk

[Farmers] can ask any question they want and we will get back to them and give them an answer within 48 hours STUART MARTIN


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Controlling an enzootic abortion storm at lambing time The second article in the Benchmark Animal Health series covers enzootic abortion in sheep and introduces a recently-launched vaccine, which is licensed to use on pregnant ewes in cases where flocks experience an abortion storm at lambing time.

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bortion in ewes occurs for a variety of reasons, with enzootic abortion (EA) believed to be responsible for about 50 per cent of cases within flocks, according to 2012 data released by Eblex. EA is caused by the bacterium, chlamydophila abortus and is also known as chlamydial abortion. There are multiple reasons why ewes can abort their lambs, with management and nutrition playing key roles alongside infectious disease control. Matt Haslam, of Benchmark Animal Health, strongly advises any producer whose ewes suffer abortion levels greater than 2-3 per cent close to lambing to call in the vet immediately. If EA is suspected, placental and foetal samples will be sent to a laboratory for testing. “EA is a serious and highly contagious disease, characterised by abortions during late-term pregnancy and stillborn or very weak lambs,” says Mr Haslam. “Another tell-tale sign is an inflamed placenta, which is usually reddish brown in colour. “The disease is transmitted primarily at lambing time via ingestion, following exposure to infected foetal membranes or post-lambing discharges. However, infection picked up in this way will not lead to abortion in the current pregnancy, as it is only harmful in that lambing year if the ewe has been in-lamb for less than 14 weeks. In instances where an infected ewe has been carrying a lamb for more than 14 weeks, the disease will remain latent until her next pregnancy.”

Vaccine If EA is confirmed, prompt action should be taken, he says. An injection of the BAH vaccine, Mydiavac, will raise immunity in naive ewes and help prevent them from becoming latently infected and aborting the next season. For ewes already infected, evidence supports reduced abortion and infection rates when it is used in the face of an outbreak. “The only vaccines previously available to farmers were live attenuated vaccines and are therefore not suitable for use on pregnant ewes,” he says “Mydiavac is an inactivated vaccine and it can therefore be used at any time of the year, including periods when the flock is suffering an abortion ‘storm’. “This event will have a significant effect on profitability and it will also be greatly detrimental to the morale of a producer or an employee. They will have spent the year taking great care of the flock, only to experience serious losses at one of the most important stages in a ewe’s productive life.”

Treatment window There are times of the production cycle where vaccination should be avoided if possible. If not experiencing an outbreak,

Enzootic abortion – the facts ❯Infected vaginal discharge which is initially produced during the birth process can remain a source of EA transmission for up to the three weeks post-lambing ❯Ewes which have aborted their lambs or produced stillborn or weak lambs should be isolated from he rest of the flock ❯An individual ewe should only abort once due to EA and retains the potential to give birth to full-term lambs in subsequent years

❯However, she can still remain a source of infection, with transmission usually taking place through contact with contaminated vaginal discharge ❯Rams are not believed to be a significant source of disease spread ❯Aborted and stillborn lambs and afterbirth should be removed as soon as possible and all contaminated bedding destroyed

vaccination around lambing should be avoided because this is a stressful time for the flock. “The ideal time to administer Mydiavac is four weeks or more before tupping,” says Mr Haslam. “But it can also be used in spring or summer, after ewes and lambs have been gathered for other purposes. This will reduce handling stress and cut down on labour requirements. Ewes can also be dosed in the autumn, once the tup has been removed for four weeks, or over the winter, during the post-scanning period.” The serious impact of an EA infection and the contagious nature of the disease means any sheep brought on to the farm will require protection, says Mr Haslam. He recommends farmers discuss vaccine regimes for ewes of unknown EA status with their vet. If their stage of pregnancy is appropriate, vaccination on arrival could be recommended.

Above and below: At the former Oxford University farm in Wytham, Benchmark is preparing to begin vaccination of its flock of 1,400 Coopworth ewes in the coming weeks.

Human risk ENZOOTIC abortion (EA) is transmissible to humans and it is widely known pregnant women should avoid close contact with ewes infected with the disease.

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LIVESTOCK Selling high quality pedigree and cross-bred rams to commercial flocks has added value to the farm business at Sittinglow Farm on the edge of the Peak District. Chloe Palmer finds out how the Buckley family has developed a small pedigree flock into a thriving enterprise.

Commercial flock mixing breeds for customers’ needs

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enerating a living from a moderate-sized hill farm has always been a challenge, but the Buckley family has established an enviable reputation as producers of commercial rams to sire Suffolk Mule lambs which stand out in the store ring. Although the highly regarded Sitlow flock of pedigree Suffolk sheep has always been Steven and Louise Buckley’s passion, they are also realistic about what pays the bills. Steven says: “We want to sell a large number of good commercial rams to lots of customers.” Appealing to a wider market

Sittinglow Farm ■ Located three miles north of Buxton on the edge of the Peak District National Park ■ 161 hectares (400 acres), of which, three-quarters is owned ■ Farm buildings are 335 metres (1,100 feet) above sea level with land rising to 390 metres (1,300ft)

by running pedigree flocks of Suffolk, Charollais and Texel ewes to produce both pedigree and cross-bred rams has proved a shrewd business move. He

■ Mainly grass with a mix of rough grazing, pasture and improved grassland. A small amount of Winfrid forage brassica is grown to overwinter shearling rams ■ In Uplands Entry Level Stewardship and a Higher Level Stewardship schemes

says: “Buyers can come to us and find what they are looking for. Selling more than 80 rams a year of one breed is difficult, but by splitting our numbers

From left: David, Louise, Steven Buckley. The family runs five flocks. PICTURES: Marcello Garbagnoli

between different breeds and offering ram lambs and shearlings, we hope to secure more market share.” Steven points to another benefit of their strategy. “The different breeds also work well for the farm as it means we can use every bit of land to its best advantage. “My son David has a flock of 20 pedigree Bluefaced Leicesters and also runs 100 draft Swaledale ewes. The Swales graze the moorland and are crossed to the Bluefaced Leicesters to produce Mule ewe lambs to sell at Bakewell.”

Loyal Despite spreading their risk across the commercial flocks and a suckler herd of 120 cows, this is not at the expense of the performance of their pedigree Suffolk flock. The Buckleys are staunchly loyal to the Suffolk, citing the breed’s hardiness, its good feet and strong maternal ability.

Buyers can come to us and find what they are looking for STEVEN BUCKLEY

The Buckleys’ flocks The Buckley family runs five flocks at Sittinglow Farm: ■ 60 pedigree Suffolk ewes and three stock rams: Stockton Turbine, Haddo High Voltage and Jubilee Legacy ■ 30 pedigree Charollais ewes

Their Sitlow pedigree flock was established more than 35 years ago and although most of the flock go back to the original five ewes, Steven is ‘not a fan of line breeding’, having a clear picture of the animal he is looking to produce. He says: “Our customers are looking for a ram with tight skin, good colours, clean legs and outstanding conformation. They are looking for rams to produce high quality Suffolk Mule lambs which will achieve good prices in the store ring.” He concedes the Suffolk may have lost some ground to the Texel in recent years, but the surge in popularity of Suffolk Mule ewes has created a niche market for the breed which he describes as a ‘welcome change’. The flock is performance recorded and although Steven regards it as a ‘useful tool’, he is not entirely wedded to figures when making breeding choices. “We like to refer to the actual recorded figures for back fat and muscle depth but we would not select a ram purely on the basis of estimated breeding values. I will take the figures into consid-

■ 10 pedigree Texels ■ 100 Swaledale ewes*, which run on rough moorland grazing ■ 20 pedigree Bluefaced Leicester ewes* * Run by Louise and Steven’s son, David Buckley.

eration but I make a value judgement.” The purchase of their most recent stock ram from the highly regarded but unrecorded Stockton flock is a case in point. “We decided three years ago we wanted to buy a stock ram from the Stockton flock because we knew it would fit in well here. We were just waiting for the right animal. Stockton Turbine has the height, length and growth but he also has very good colours and a tight skin,” he says.

Patience Steven’s patience paid off and, in its first year, 16 of Turbine’s sons sold at Suffolk Society sales and Kelso, averaging 1,265gns, with a top price of 4,400gns. He uses artificial insemination (AI) on all the pedigree ewes to ensure tight lambing periods. This starts in August with the Suffolks, followed by the Charollais and Texels in September. Stock rams run with the ewes for two cycles after AI and then a Beltex ram is used to clean up. “We do not need to flush ewes prior to tupping because we graze them tightly over the sum-

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The Buckleys sold 16 of Stockton Turbine’s sons to average 4,400gns in its first year on-farm.

We leave ewes out as long as we can but everything is lambed inside STEVEN BUCKLEY mer and then move them down the hill onto better ground just before we AI them,” he says. Immediately prior to service, ewes are bolused and supplemented with copper, iodine, selenium and cobalt as soils in the area are known to be deficient in these elements. Ewes are also vaccinated against Schmallenberg, toxoplasmosis and enzootic abortion. Steven chooses to feed the minimum amount of concentrate necessary to ewes pre-lambing. Those which scan with singles are supplemented with buckets but no concentrate. Only ewes with twins and triplets are fed concentrate, to a maximum of one kilo, starting at three to four weeks before lambing. “We leave ewes out as long as we can but everything is lambed inside. We start lambing Suffolks in January, then the Charollais and Texels at the end of February. The Swaledale ewes will just come in for a couple of days when they lamb in early April,” he says. Mr Buckley adopts the same management principles for all the lowland breeds. “We will start turning lambs out in March, for some exercise more than anything as the grass does not start growing properly until May. The ewes are fed well while they are giving lots of milk but we ease off the concentrate as weaning time approaches.” Lambs are fed creep as soon as they will take it and Suffolk lambs are weaned in May. At this point, the Buckleys will pick out lambs deemed unsuitable for breeding and sell them fat at the end of May, when prices are usually highest. Ewe lambs retained as replacements are not fed concentrate after weaning but creep is given to ram lambs. The Buckleys draft out up to 20 Suffolk ewes each year of various ages. Steven says: “This is a hard farm so our best older ewes can be sold away to a lowland farm and still give several years of useful productive life.” The harsh climate also means mowing for first cut clamp silage

rarely begins before the end of June. “The clamp silage is fed to cows and a second cut is round-baled at the beginning of September. We aim to make haylage with a high dry matter for the sheep.” The suckler herd of British Blue and Limousin crosses might appear to play second fiddle to sheep at Sittinglow Farm but a glance at sale prices achieved by the bulls and heifers prove this is not the case. “We keep all our calves entire and sell them at Skipton. Last winter, 54 bulls sold for an average of £983 at nine and 10 months old. Heifers are sold at 10 months old through the High Peak Livestock Society sales at Bakewell.”

Calving Cows are block calved from late March until mid-May and a tight calving pattern is essential for their system. Anything not calving before the end of May is sold on. As autumn approaches, the Buckleys begin preparing for sales but they also sell a significant number of pedigree and cross-bred rams privately from the farm. “We sell a lot of rams to regular customers, many of whom are local. We also sell pedigree Suffolks for export and have sold to Belgium, Holland and France. “This year we sold a ram lamb and five ewe lambs to a regular customer in France. He visited us before, liked what he saw and this is the third order we have had from him.” Building an international reputation may have happened by chance but their customer base has developed because farmers are happy with the consistent performance of Sitlow rams. “I believe if we are producing the right commercial lamb suited to the market, then the pedigree side will take care of itself. “We want to add value to what

We want to add value to Show successes what we do, ■ Suffolk Society reserve so this farm overall flock can continue ■ Society's best flock of between 60 and 100 ewes to provide a ■ Society’s best group of stock rams livelihood for ■ Midlands and east area champion flock, best ewe our son lambs and best stock rams STEVEN BUCKLEY

we do, so this farm can continue to provide a livelihood for our son in the future.”

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Despite working with a small acreage, the McMordie family in County Down is managing an impressive output with their pedigree Hereford herd and making an impression both in and out of the showring, as Rodney Magowan discovered when he went to meet them.

International recognition helps boost pedigree Hereford herd W

orld-class stockmanship, endless enthusiasm and a continuous commitment to breeding cattle are just some of the reasons why the McMordie family of Ballygowan, Co Down, have enjoyed success with their Solpoll Pedigree Herefords for more than 60 years. But for John McMordie, becoming the first Northern Irish breeder to win the UK Hereford Herd of the Year Award made 2014 a special year. He says: “The fact we were recognised for being an entirely pedigree family farm business which is sustainable and profitable means a lot to us.” The former UK Hereford Society president farms 40 hectares (100 acres) of owned

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Our aim is to breed stock which does the job from calf to carvery JOHN MCMORDIE and 28ha (70 acres) of rented land in partnership with his wife Helen and their son William. Their other children both have off-farm careers, with daughter Jennifer, 30, working as a civil servant, while son Andrew, 26, works for United Feeds – part of United Dairy

■ 40 hectares (100 acres) owned ■ 28ha (70 acres) rented ■ All in grass since 2012, with an emphasis on good sward management and making quality silage ■ Soil types vary from medium loam to peat ■ Selling pedigree livestock

Farmers, Northern Ireland’s largest farm co-operative. John aims for consistency within the breed as much as possible – overseeing everything from adopting the right genetics to diet management and conformation – to ultimately make a profit for the business. “Our aim is to breed stock which does the job from calf to carvery. We want cattle which catch the eye of pedigree and commercial breeders alike in the showring and sale ring but, above all, help a commercial herd show a profit.

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The first five sons of Panmure 1 Henry, the Solpoll herd’s current stock bull, sold privately to average £4,480 last year.

“This means siring calves which get up, survive and thrive with a most marvelous ability to efficiently produce high value beef from grass. “Our sole enterprise is breeding pedigree cattle and most of our customers are dairy and suckler herd owners, who come

privately and through Hereford Society sales across UK ■ Members of the AFBI Cattle Health Scheme ■ Accredited bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) and Johne’s free since 2010 ■ Monitored for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and leptospirosis since 2009

back time and again to buy a bull in our yard. Indeed, it is not unknown for yet another Solpoll bull to be bought by the second or third generation of the same farming family. “The beef schemes which pay a premium for Hereford-sired cattle have increased demand for bulls. They have those great traits which Herefords have always been renowned for: producing cattle which thrive on grass-based systems while combining docility with calving ease which is more important than ever because of reduced staffing on farms nowadays.”  Since William’s return from Greenmount Agricultural College, the pace of progress in breeding and marketing Solpoll stock had increased.  William started an embryo transfer (ET) programme on the top females in the herd and, as a result, some of the donors have been sold, with one selling for

£12,000 – the UK record for a Hereford female – in 2013. He has also introduced a new website to draw in customers from further afield and is a regular user of social media, which he updates with news from the farm, including the breedplan figures. The social interaction has proved worthwhile as, last year, John and William sold 12 heifers to mainland farms, as well as a cow with calf at foot. Other cattle from the farm have gone to breeders in Ireland and exports in the past have taken Solpoll genetics into herds as far afield as Denmark and Spain. Artificial insemination stations also approach John when seeking a bull.

Judging “Right since my grandfather Eric founded the herd in 1953 using Canadian bloodlines we have tried to look beyond this small province, both for genetics which take our herd forward and for extra customers,” William says. “Now, thanks to the internet, Facebook and email, it is getting easier to build on the good name my father and grandfather built for our herd. “Hundreds of miles away, our potential customers can access pictures, breeding details and figures for all stock coming up for sale here. Demand for semen is proving especially brisk.”

Our sole enterprise is breeding pedigree cattle and most of our customers are dairy and suckler herd owners JOHN MCMORDIE John is more than familiar with show competitions, having judged many beef breeds at numerous events across the UK, including the Royal Highland Show, Royal Welsh Show, Royal Three Counties Show and national breed events. “Judging is not an easy role given the responsibility involved, but it is a most marvelous opportunity to see the best stock,” John says. “Above all, judging means learning from others in this pedigree cattle business.” Having also judged the beef inter-breed championships at the Royal Bath and West Show and the South of England Show, John is hard-pressed to pick his most memorable judging experience.

Winning the UK Hereford Society’s Herd of the Year Award for the first time by any Northern Irish breeder made last year a special one for Ulster farmers John (left) and William McMordie.


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The McMordie family pride themselves on offering quality pedigree Hereford bulls, a trait which has seen some family farms buy from them for many generations.

Solpoll herd - 2014 success ■ UK Hereford Society’s Herd of the Year ■ Solpoll 1 Gilbert named society’s UK Sire of the Year ■ His daughter, Dendor 1 Molly 41, won UK Female of the Year

■ Solpoll 1 Dynamite named Northern Ireland’s Sire of the Year ■ Numerous show and sale wins, including the Royal Ulster supreme championship

“It is always an honour to be asked to place other folks’ stock, but judging at the 2008 World Hereford Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, was something special.” Back home, John and William know the key to continued success is traditional good

stockmanship. The herd is autumn and spring calving so as to have bulls available for sale at all times. Cows are wintered in cubicles and fed a silagebased diet. “Ours is a typical Northern Ireland farm which has a modest acreage compared to

most elsewhere in the British Isles,” he says. “This means we cannot run huge numbers of stock but, instead, must make a living from relatively small numbers of high quality pedigree cattle. “The only crosses are recipient dams for the ET programme. Last year we sold 23 Hereford bulls for breeding to average £3,280, with 17 of these sold privately.

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“To do this means keeping a firm eye on the needs of those who buy bulls to produce beef primarily from grass. “This is demonstrated by our latest stock bull Panmure 1 Henry. He is living up to expectations having sired: the NI pair of the year; NI National Show calf champion; NI Calf Show female champion and the best autumn-born bull and heifer calves in the Hereford Society’s competition last year. Henry’s first five sons sold privately and have averaged £4,480. “Unless a pedigree breed really does the job in the everchanging commercial arena, then it is doomed to become the

equivalent of fancy fowl, irrelevant to mainstream farming. “With this in mind we have again looked further afield and William is bringing some Canadian breeding into the herd, just as we did in the late 70s, buying embryos to introduce new bloodlines. “Yes, 2014 was a wonderful year for our herd but the years to come for Herefords will be ever better. “Slowly but surely farmers, processors and consumers are seeing an ever larger role for the breed as it turns forage into beef, giving farmers a profit in their pockets and consumers the right taste on their palates.”

PICTURES: Alfie Shaw

We cannot run huge numbers of stock but, instead, must make a living from relatively small numbers of high quality pedigree cattle JOHN MCMORDIE


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Riseholme College’s future in jeopardy rPlans to build ‘about 500 houses’ By Alice Singleton RISEHOLME Agricultural College faces an uncertain future after the University of Lincoln confirmed its intention to sell the land for redevelopment. The Lincolnshire college’s future is in jeopardy following a statement released from the Farm Trust, which was set up to protect the land and facilities at Riseholme for the benefit of land-based further education students. Written by Farm Trust chairman Charles Dobson, the letter was sent to local farmers explaining the University of Lincoln’s plans to build ‘about 500 houses’ on land at Riseholme, claiming the college would be ‘surplus to requirement’ by 2020.

Mr Dobson says: “The University of Lincoln clearly has no interest in agricultural further education. However, as the Farm Trust has a duty to protect agricultural further education in Lincolnshire, we will do everything in our power to do so.” A statement issued by the University of Lincoln outlines an intention to only develop ‘a small portion of the 212-hectare (524-acre) estate for sustainable housing’, equating to about 8 per cent of brownfield land.

Investment Bishop Burton College took over the further education provision at Riseholme in 2012, with the university granting the college an eight-year lease. The Yorkshirebased college has since invested more than £13 million in to new campus facilities at the Lincolnshire Showground. Developments have already

started for the new campus to ‘complement’ facilities currently available at Riseholme. The University of Lincoln insists it was Bishop Burton which announced its intention to leave the Riseholme Campus and ‘relocate’ to the showground, despite the university investing £4.9m to improve the estate. A deed restricting De Montford University, former owners of Riseholme, from selling any assets without the consent of the trust, was carried forward to the University of Lincoln when it purchased the Riseholme estate in 2001. Mr Dobson says ‘it is a continuing battle of wills’ between the university and Riseholme, while ‘the university claims the trust does not exist and has refused to speak to us over this matter’. “We will not give up the fight to protect agricultural education at Riseholme College.”

Bishop Burton College took over the further education provision at Riseholme College three years ago.

Agriculture returns to Berkshire’s curriculum after 14-year absence AGRICULTURE has returned to the curriculum at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) after a 14-year absence. The result of foot-and-mouth and a decline in student numbers forced the college to terminate the subject and focus on other land-based courses, such as animal management. The intake has welcomed 18 students to begin their studies in a level 3 diploma with agriculture after enlisting the support of the NFU, CLA and local farmers, to ensure the curriculum meets industry requirements. As part of the two-year course the learners need to complete at

least six weeks worth of work experience away from college. This is split into three two-week blocks, starting with lambing work experience, although students are securing four-week placements instead of the statutory two.

Placements After an open event held with local farmers, BCA was given offers of placements for students and the opportunity of one-day visits to look around establishments or get involved in large stock tasks. Victoria Beckwith, head of agriculture at BCA, says: “We

have a limited amount of livestock on-site, so it is vital the course is developed with links in the local community. The course is being influenced by the skills required by local employers and a forum has been created which can be visited by local farmers to help shape the curriculum.” Recently, 22 hectares (54 acres) have been turned back to arable and students are now working practically with an agronomist. Looking forward, Ms Beckwith says the plans for next year will include a new intake of level 3 students along with a level 2 offering in animal care.

Guests including ex-students, dignitaries and current staff and students planted trees to mark the event.

Celebrating 10 years of Bridgwater merger BRIDGWATER College has celebrated its 10th anniversary since merging with Cannington College. The occasion was marked with the ceremonial planting of 10 trees in the college arboretum, inviting former students, dignitaries and the local com-

munity to participate with staff and pupils. About £18 million has been invested into facilities at its Cannington Centre over the past decade. This has been spent on developments to the milking parlour to encompass the latest recording and computerised

monitoring systems and an Agricultural Innovation Centre, due to open in March 2015. Gardens and glasshouses have also been redeveloped to accommodate plants from different climate zones, supported by computer-controlled environmental systems.

New beef cattle at Newton Rigg

A new influx of students has begun studying for an agriculture course at Berkshire College of Agriculture.

NEWTON Rigg College has become home to 16 in-calf Luing heifers, thanks to a partnership between the college and the Cumbria Wildlife Trust. A cross between Beef Shorthorn and Highland cattle, Luing cattle originates from an island of the same name in Scotland. Grazing 202 hectares (500 acres) of fellside at Eycott Hill, Penrith, next to the college’s own uplands farm, Low Beckside Farm, farm manager Jonathan Fisher says the breed is ‘particularly suited to the uplands’. “Being a hardy breed, the

David Harpley (left) of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, and Newton Rigg farm manager Jonathan Fisher with the Luing heifers.

cattle can live out all year round and cope with adverse weather conditions. “Our other 30-strong beef herd

of Angus cattle winters indoors, so the Luings will give students the experience of dealing with an outdoor herd’s needs.”


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Opening their first farm shop after 16 generations on the Finzean Estate in 2006, Catriona Farquharson and her sister-in-law Kate have continued to progress thanks to the strength of their family unit and support from their local community. Danusia Osiowy reports.

Farming The estate comprises 800 hectares (1,977 acres) of arable ground and extensive hill grazings. There were nearly 30 separate small holdings 40 years ago which, over the years, have been amalgamated among tenant farmers or taken over by the in-hand farming operation run by the family. The family farm amounts to just fewer than 340ha (840 acres) of arable with rough grazings. We wanted to promote our own beef, venison and game and sell them directly to the local population. We had to diversify and had a redundant steading with outstanding views which cried out to be made into a shop and tearoom. When we first opened, there were not too many suppliers in Deeside, but this has really changed. More and more people want to know where their food is coming from and they like to see things such as Mrs Cumming’s eggs from Tarland in the shop and at breakfast. The farm shop is run by myself and sister-in-law Kate, but we have various other family members involved. My husband works in Edinburgh during the week, but takes an

active interest in running the estate and farm and my brotherin-law Andrew runs the farm and estate on a day-to-day basis. My mother does all the accounts and my father does the papers and liaises with the Post Office which we operate twice a week out of the farm shop. We took this on when the lady who ran the Post Office in the village retired. My motherin-law bakes and we have other family members who help out.

Progression I believe our local community is the secret in allowing us to progress as a farm shop business. It is very supportive and we are also in a beautiful part of Scotland which draws visitors in. Once they have visited us, they often return bringing family or friends. People love the fact that as a family, we are involved and help run the farm and estate. We no longer have to source our game via a game dealer. Nearly all the venison and game birds shot on the estate are now sold through the farm shop. We have 24 members of staff on our payroll for the farm shop alone and we are proud of the fact we are able to provide local employment in a very rural area.

People

Kate (left) and Catri

ona Farquharson.

We had a party of French farmers from Alsace who visited us as part of a group. We gave them a farm tour and an early supper with local seasonal fare and afterwards they all broke out in an Alsatian song as a thank you. It was one of my most memorable moments. We ended up having a lively evening with lots of Scottish songs too and we ran next door to get my father to don his tartan trews and send them off with the pipes which they loved. We have had various farming groups including lots of Norwegians, a Nigerian group and last summer a large international group from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. ‘Keep a happy staff team and you will have happy customers’, is best piece of advice I have received. I never leave home without my pinny in case I am called into the farm shop. We try and look after our customers as best we can. We have the odd offer, such as loyalty cards where you can buy six cups of  coffee  or tea and your next one is free, but more personal  is we will deliver shopping locally if the roads are snowy and will tailor-make hampers and gifts, helping choose and wrap.

People are taking far more care about what they eat which is fantastic. There has been a huge improvement in the standard of British food in restaurants in the last 10 years and it will hopefully only get better. Gone are the days of the iceberg lettuce and coleslaw out of a tub. Us Brits love cookery books and with the popularity of cooking programmes on TV, people are being inspired to be more adventurous.

Food We have a number of local suppliers in Finzean and surrounding villages who supply several varieties of potatoes, root vegetables and apples which are on sale and the estate’s retired game-keeper supplies heather and clover honey. We bake our own bread and the preserves and pickles are made in the cafe kitchen using ingredients sourced from the vicinity. My favourite food is a Sunday roast. You cannot beat it, especially if the British beef is well hung in the traditional way. Venison is our best seller. Customers  like  the fact deer freely roam in hills around us and are able to be shot and butchered on the estate without having to be driven to any  abattoirs. Most meat we eat does not come as stress-free or local as that.


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WORKING DOGS

Cold weather for Northumberland’s final nursery trial rGavin Fearon’s Max wins at Greystoke England: Elaine Hill FOR the Northumberland League’s final nursery of the season, the weather was clear but cold, with just a dusting of snow on the ground. Held at Green Leighton Farm, near Corbridge, Stuart Wilkinson judged the entry of 18 dogs in the trial followed by the concluding championship of nine contenders. For the trial course, the fetch was about 300 yards set over a ridge and furrowed hillside. Dogs were gathering to either side, although to the right they went out of sight for a short time towards the far end. Running was on packets of five Texel cross hoggs which were good to manage. First to the post, Tony Iley set the standard gaining 80 points

with Boo. Their score was matched at seven by Bevis Jordan and Dallas, but they lost further points from their outbye work. The winning run came at 16, when Mike Northwood ran Cilla (M. Northwood’s Queen, E. Gray’s Roy). Cilla had a clean start before losing five marks for line down her fetch. Although she caught both drive obstacles for deviations, she dropped 11 points.

First win Two marks were deducted from her shed, before finishing clean at the chute gave the top score of 82 and home-bred Cilla her first win. With the following run, Michael Davidson and Linburn Phil were going well until slipping their sheep at the cross-drive obstacle cost them the title and they were the runners-up on 81 points. Last to go, Michael Stevenson was the best novice running Roy,

Trials diary ENGLAND January 24. YORKSHIRE, Nursery, Trawden Showground, Trawden, Colne, Lancs, 9.30am start, enter on field. HOLME, Nursery, Deerplay, off A671 between Burnley and Bacup, Lancs, OL13 8RD, 9am start, enter on field. RYEDALE, Nursery and new handler, off Guisborough and Whitby Road at Roxby, just before the pub, 10.30am start, enter on field by 1pm, more than one dog first to be booked in by noon. WHITBECK Opens, Town End Hall Farm, Whitbeck, cancelled. January 25. NORTH WESTMORLAND, Nursery, novice and new handler, Greystoke, on the Motherby road, Penrith, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm, for three dogs two to be booked in before noon, novice confined to Cumbria. NORTHERN, Nursery and new handler, Hamsteels Hall,

Quebec, Co Durham, DH7 9RS, about three miles from Towlaw on B6301 Towlaw and Lanchester Road, 10am start, enter on field by 2pm, only one dog after 1pm. SUSSEX, Nursery and novice, Shabden Park Farm, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF, 10am start, enter on field, tel: 01444 246 962. WINDERMERE, Nursery and new handler, Otterbank, Skelsmergh, Kendal, Cumbria, 9.30am start, enter on field by 2pm. January 31 and February 1. PRIORY FARM, Opens, Priory Farm, Wormegay, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 0RP, 8am start, pre-entry to Ted Neal, tel: 01553 810 343. March 1. RYEDALE, Open, North Reston, Louth, Lincs, LN11 8JD, 8.30am start, catering, pre-entry first 50 dogs to J. Read, tel: 07768 928 309, maximum two dogs per handler, first to be booked in by noon.

and with a score of 75, they were just out of the prizes. In the championship, running second, Bevis Jordan and Bear (Cilla’s litter brother) set the standard gaining 80 of 110 points. Next to the post were Colin Balmbro and Chip (A.J. Emmerson’s Willo, J.C. Balmbro’s Scott). Over the lengthened outrun, Chip lost one point before having a clean lift. He kept good control of his hoggs over the course, losing three marks from his fetch and five throughout his drive for minor deviations of line. Two marks went as he shed off the back two sheep and put all five cleanly through the chute. His score of 89 gave him the championship title clear by three points, an ideal finish to the season, over which he took three trial wins. At the 12 Northumberland League trials, David Henderson and Burndale Gwen (D. Henderson’s Rivvi, A. Watson’s Jake) have taken four wins and seven placings. They only failed to feature at this last trial when it was just not their day. Earning six points for a win down to one point for sixth placing, David and Gwen scored 45 points to be the undisputed league winners, clear by 10 points over Colin and Chip who were runners-up on 35. The weather was cold with some snow showers at Trawden’s nursery, held at Downham, where Trevor Smith judged the entry of 30 dogs. Between a clean start and

Colin Balmbro and Chip won the championship title at Northumberland – clear by three points.

finish, running at 14, Andrew Throup’s Marchup Ben dropped 16 points to take the lead on 74. At 17, Richard Hutchinson and Linburn Lass (C. Kirkland’s Groesfaen Jill, M. McTeir’s Bob) went ahead. Following a clean left-hand gather, smooth-coated Lass had a clean lift.

Wide turn After hitting the fetch obstacle, her sheep drifted to the right and were a little wide at the turn into the left-hand drive. Six marks were deducted from her fetch and she dropped two points from each of the three sections of her driving for minor deviations of line before finishing with a clean pen. Her score of 78 gave Lass her second win after taking her first title at Windermere in November. Lass is owned by Ed Thornally of Suffolk and is spending winter with Richard at Littledale. At Northern’s nursery, held at Smallways on Saturday, Brian Bell judged the entry of 22 dogs. At 11, Alec Baines’ Tanhill Al

Clean work secures win for Molly Scotland: Sine Robertson A FINE run from Stuart McCrindle’s Molly at Carse of Cleary started and finished with clean work and saw only minor points lost on the fetch and drive. The Mule ewes were a little flighty, on a flat, near waterlogged course on a dry day, and tended to be bold at the pen. Molly ran out and lifted cleanly, fetched well, with only minor wavers, and had a good drive. A clean pen and shed secured first place with a long lead over the field. Alasdair Stewart’s Spot ran out clean to the top, but lifted a little off line and his line on the

fetch wavered a little. The drive was good, with minor wavers, and Spot managed to pen with a bit of work. A clean shed completed the run. Snow made it difficult for young dogs to see the Cheviot hoggs at the top of the gently rising course at Setthorns. Sheep responded well to the dogs, but could take advantage of them. Willie Todd’s Craig ran out and lifted the sheep in a controlled manner. He balanced them well on the fetch and made a good turn onto the drive. Sheep gathered pace as they approached the gate and deviated from line, but Craig put them through.

The cross-drive and return went well and the pen was clean. The hoggs stuck together at the shed, but Craig eventually split them and finished in first place. Colin Armstrong’s Dell worked very well outbye and on the course and came to the pen

in the lead. One difficult hogg caused trouble at the pen and threatened all the good work. Dell eventually penned the packet, and completed the run with a good shed, but points lost at the pen put the work into second place.

Scottish results

Lockerbie) Nursery (10 ran) 1, W. Todd (Langholm) Craig, 86; 2, C. Armstrong (Moffat) Dell, 83; 3, A. Mair (Meikleholm) Wispa, 78; 4, J. Wilson (Moffat) Meg, 76; 5, G.A. Marshall (Cocklicks) Roy, 74; 6, G.A. Marshall, Sue, 66. Novice (2 ran) 1, A. Mair, Wispa, 78. BROOMIELEES (D. Henderson, Allendale) Nursery (16 ran) 1, A. Dickman (Oxton) Burndale Tess, 80; 2, J. Robinson (Coldingham) Max, 76; 3, M. McTeir (Oxton) Mak, 75; 4, J. Allan (Mount Benger) Rob, 73; 5, I. Shearlaw (Whittingham) Jim, 66; 6, W.S. Elliot (Yetholm) Laird, 61. Novice, 1, P. Howe (Hawick) Pip, 85; 2, P. Howe, Jack, 48.

CARSE OF CLEARY (Judge, A. McCulloch, Dalmellington) Nursery (13 ran) 1, S. McCrindle (Palnackie) Molly, 94; 2, A. Stewart (Lockerbie) Spot, 85; 3, I. McMillan (Newton Stewart) Dykecroft Don, 83; 4, I. McMillan, Cap, 77; 5, A. Stewart, Tweed, 75; 6, J. Mitchell (New Luce) Sweep, 66. RONACHAN (A.P. Ronald, Laggan) Nursery (10 ran) 1, J. Casey (Largie) Kyle, 88; 2, J. Casey, Ben, 84; 3, M. MacNally (Invergarry) Jock, 74; 4, A. Ronald (Laggan) Robbie, 65; 5, K. Grieve (Skipness) Dan, 64; 6, J. MacLachlan (Spean Bridge) Nan, 61. SETTHORNS, WATERBECK (J.A. Common,

worked hard to gain the winning score. After hitting the fetch obstacle, he slipped his hoggs at the first drive gates. They fought him over the cross-drive trying to get back to the holding pen, but he held them well. After catching the last hurdle, he finished with a clean pen. Al’s score of 75 points earned him his sixth title of the season. Ann Armstrong judged the entry of 30 at North Westmorland’s trial held at Greystoke, where the running was on testing Herdwick hoggs worked in packets of five. At 14, Gavin

Fearon’s Max (L. Bancroft’s Bonnie, A. Throup’s Bob) handled his sheep well over the course and penned after a couple of breaks. His score of 80 gave him a clear win and his first title of the season. At 27, Mark Jones’s Mick (M.I. Jones’ Killiebrae Jess and Zac) had another good round, but dropped half his penning points to score 74 and take the novice title. For the third consecutive week, Janette Moscrop was the best new handler working Beck (D. Scrimgeour’s Biddy and Mirk).

English results

RYEDALE, Hebdon, East Yorks, (T. Bell, Selby) Nursery (19 ran) 1, S. Beaton (Nun Appleton) Robbie, 58 of 90; 2, I. Murdoch (Sutton-on-Forest) Ben, 56; 3, G. Blyth (Roos) Calderdale Sid, 50; 4, J. Goulder (Pickering) Gem, 49; 5, J. Read (Louth) Ralf, 48; 6, J. Simpson (Hutton Rudby) Ellan Vannin, Glen, 40. SLINDON, Slindon House Farm, Slindon, Eccleshall, Staffs (J. Ellis, Whitchurch) Nursery (31 ran) 1, A. Owen (Corwen) Llamgwm Glesni, 79 of 90; 2, P. Thomas (Shrewsbury) Scott, 78; 3, R. Watson (Millom) Ted, 77; 4, A. Owen, Tweed, 75; 5, G. Dermody (Nantwich) Rob, 74; 6, A. Ritakallio (Wirral) Casius, 72. Novice, 1, J. Hussey (Alderley Edge) Badger, 67 of 90; 2, A. Von Dinther (Whitchurch) Jake, 64; 3, A. Hughes (Clipston) Astley Frost, 63. RAINOW, Yearnslow Farm, Rainow, Macclesfield, Cheshire (J. Gilman, Bosley) Nursery (27 ran) 1, F. Cleary (Tockholes) Paddy, 76 of 90; 2, G. Dermody (Nantwich) Rob, 73; 3, A. Von Dinther (Whitchurch) Tom, 61; 4, G. Dermody, Pen, 50. Novice, 1, A. Von Dinther, Jake, 69 of 90; 2, J. Hussey (Alderley Edge) Highgate Hil, 68; 3, J. Hussey, Badger, 54; 4, C. Pickford (Rainow) Rainow Bo, 45. Beginner (6 ran) 1, R. Muldoom (Rainow) Pip. WINDERMERE, Town End Hall Farm, Whitbeck, Millom, Cumbria (A. Temple, Holmrook) Nursery (20 ran) 1, T. Longton (Quernmore) Fan, 87 of 90 TIME: 2, P. Ellis (New Hutton) Bell, 87; 3, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Rob, 86 TIME; 4, P. Ellis, Joe, 86; 5, R. Watson (Millom) Ted, 86; 6, J. Scrivin (Elslack) Gwen, 82. New handler, R. Moser, Dudley. WESSEX, Shabden Park Farm, Chipstead (M. Banham, Chipstead) Nursery (24 ran) 1, A. Blackmore (Ledbury) Preselli Del, 90 of 100; 2, J. Watson (Postbridge) Zac, 88; 3, R Edwards (Chulmleigh) Kate, 81; 4, A. Blackmore, Omega Cap, 78; 5, A. Jackman (Brockham) Jaff, 72. Novice, 1, J. Watson, Meg, 88 of 100; 2, J. Watson Shep, 86; 3, R. Moore (Ditchling) Ink, 80; 4, A. Blackmore, Cynfal Roy, 79. EAST ANGLIA, Methwold (R. Little, Kerdiston) Open 1, S. Walker (Stelling Minnis) Quill, 74 of 100; 2, S. Little (Kerdiston) Buddy, 72; 3, J. McBride (Grantham) Jake, 70; 4, B. Wilden (Bramford) Bess, 51. Novice, 1, A. Glockling (Ufford) Islay, 76 of 100; 2, S. Jarvis (Binbrook) Cim, 70; 3, E. Bell (Ashmanhaugh) Nell, 68; 4, S. Jarvis, Jan, 65. Nursery, 1, R. Curtis (Grantham) Patch, 52 of 90; 2, S. Little, Griff, 47; 3, E. Thornalley (Worlington) Jack, 46; 4, M. Pasztor (Risby) Max, 46. WEST COUNTRY, Nursery, Sanduck Cross Farm, Lustleigh, Driving amendment, 6, Ray Edwards (Chulmleigh) Sango Jock, 65.

NORTHUMBERLAND League, Greenleighton Farm, Corbridge (Judge, S. Wikinson, Thurgoland) Nursery trial (18 ran) 1, M. Northwood (East Woodburn) Cilla, 82 of 100; 2, M. Davidson (Wooler) Linburn Phil, 81; 3, T. Iley (Longframlington) Boo, 80 OLF; 4, B. Jordan (Whitfield) Dallas, 80; 5, B. Jordan, Bear, 76; 6, D. Baxter (Harbottle) Laddie, 76. Novice, M. Stevenson (Kirkley Hall) Roy, 75. Championship (9 ran) 1, C. Balmbro (Wooler) Chip, 89 of 110; 2, T. Iley, Boo, 86 OLF; 3, B. Jordan, Dallas, 86; 4, B. Jordan, Bear, 81; 5, M. Northwood, Cilla, 77; 6, P. Bristow (Kirkwhelpington) Ricky, 76. Nursery league, 1, D. Henderson (Allendale) Burndale Gwen, 45; 2, C. Balmbro, Chip, 35; 3, M. Davidson, Linburn Phil, 29; 4, B. Jordan, Dallas, 24; 5, B. Jordan, Bear, 23; 6, T. Iley, Boo, 21. TRAWDEN, New Close Farm, Downham, Clitheroe, Lancs (T. Smith, Pilling) Nursery (30 ran) 1, R. Hutchinson (Littledale) Linburn Lass, 78 of 90; 2, A. Throup (Silsden) Marchup Ben, 74; 3, R. Hutchinson, Jock, 73; 4, J. Wood (Norland) Bob, 70; 5, J. Simpson (Fence) Tess, 70; 6, E. Hill (Gaisgill) Tanhill Bracken, 68. NORTHERN, Smallways, Greta Bridge (B. Bell, Hamsterley) Nursery (22 ran) 1, A. Baines (South Stainmore) Tanhill Al, 75 of 90; 2, A. Hunter (Redmire) Rose, 72; 3, S. Atkinson (Waitby) Rua, 68; 4, F. Satterthwaite (Brough) Jill, 63; 5, J. Edggar (Consett) Redgate Sally, 62; 6, R. Jewitt (Naburn) Tess, 61. NORTH WESTMORLAND, Greystoke, Penrith (A. Armstrong, Calbeck, 33 ran) Nursery 1, G. Fearon (Borrowdale) Max, 80 of 90; 2, J. Relph (Borrowdale) Bill, 76; 3, M. Jones (Howtown) Spot, 73 TIME; 4, T. Longton (Quernmore) Fan, 73; 5, A. Baines (South Stainmore) Tanhill Al, 72; 6, G. Fearon, Dez, 79. Novice, 1, M. Jones, Mick, 74 of 90; 2, M. Beaty (Laithes) Mick, 71; 3, S. Atkinson (Waitby) Meg, 69; 4, E. Hill (Gaisgill) Kate, 68. New handler, 1, J. Moscrop (Bewcastle) Killiebrae Beck. CROSTHWAITE, Totterbank Farm, Crosthwaite, Cumbria (T. Longton, Quernmore) Open (33 ran) 1, P. Rigby (Skelsmergh) Nell, 85 of 100; 2, R. Hutchinson (Littledale) Sweep, 84; 3, F. Cleary (Tockholes) Billy, 82; 4, J. Scrivin (Elslack) Meg, 80 OLF; 5, A. Bradley (Crosthwaite) Tess, 80; 6, K. Cropper (Shap) Tsarvo, 78. FYLDE, Hollinhead Farm, Caton, Lancs (C. Taylor, Clapham) Nursery (28 ran) 1, M. Longton (Quernmore) Telf Maid, 86 of 100; 2, S. Duckworth (Haslingden) Clyde, 83; 3, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Rob, 82; 4, J. Morgan (Whitehaven) Bess, 80 OLF; 5, T. Longton (Quernmore) Telf Sam, 80; 6, T. Longton, Fan, 78.


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SALES

British Blonde steers from D.W. Bell, Aspatria, twice sold for the top price £1,455 at Wigton.

Wigton sees store cattle in demand

The auction also saw store hoggs sell up to £70 per head for Beltex.

PICTURES: John Eveson

rD.W. Bell, Aspatria, made top price twice THERE was a strong store cattle trade at Wigton’s January show and sale which peaked at £1,455 twice, both times for strong British Blonde steers from D.W. Bell, Aspatria. Mr Bell also had the top priced heifer at £1,415, a British Blue. The pre-sale show was judged by Richard Spilman, York, who awarded the championship to the winning heifer more than 12 months of age, a Limousin from Jacob Stoddart, Wigton, which sold for £1,265.

Yearlings Reserve was the winning heifer less than 12 months of age, a Limousin from R.W. and J.H. Emmott, Cockermouth, which sold for £1,175. Younger cattle were in great demand, peaking at £1,380 for a 14-month-old Limousin heifer from I. and C.L. Richardson, Cockermouth. Black and whites met a fast trade, selling to

Left to right: Colin Forster from sponsor Rickerby, Jacob Soddart with his champion heifer, and judge Richard Spilman.

David Porter

Reserve champion, a Limousin heifer from R.W. and J.H. Emmott, Cockermouth, which sold for £1,175.

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Pre-sale show supreme champion, a yearling Limousin heifer from Jacob Stoddart, Wigton, which sold for £1,265.

£1,245 for a Holstein steer from A. and A.E. Harrison, Silloth. The leading consignments were from J.B. and E.M. Hewetson, Maryport, and G.B. Wright and Son; both sold eight to average £1,330. In the breeding sheep section, prices peaked at £210 for an in-lamb Blue Texel hogg from A.W. Bell, Aspatria, with inlamb Beltex shearlings, Texel

shearlings and Texel ewes from the same vendor selling to £200 per head. Store hoggs sold to £70/head for Beltex. AVERAGES Bullocks, £1,170.17 (+£106.64); heifers, £1,059.54 (+£51.51); bulls, £1,082.50 (+£126.24). Beltex store hoggs sold to £70 per head. Auctioneers: Hopes of Wigton.

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Hawes sees Bluefaced females peak at £5,000 rChampionship and top price for Lords

rBooth family takes reserve in show THERE was a brisk trade at the sale of Bluefaced Leicester females at Hawes, peaking at £5,000 for a gimmer hogg from the Hewgill flock, from Messrs Lord, Stainmore. This full sister to E47 Hewgill, which has been siring the flock’s show lambs for the last couple of years, sold to Richard Hutchinson from the Kirkby Redgate flock.

Championship The Lords also took the day’s championship with a gimmer hogg by E47 Hewgill, out of a ewe by Z14 Hewgill, which sold to Paul Brown, Ravenstonedale, for £3,000.

W.A. and A. Booth, from the Smearsett flock, Austwick, sold to £3,400 for a ewe by D15 Smearsett out of a ewe by V33 Lunesdale, carrying triplets to D17 Hewgill. They also secured a bid of £3,200 for a D17 Smearsett hogg out of a Z4 Hundith ewe, which went to David Hill, White Walls. The Booths also took the reserve championship with a ewe by A6 Smearsett, in-lamb to V33 Lunesdale, which sold for £2,000 to Ashley Caton, Skipton. Paul Fairburn, Ripon, enjoyed a great day’s trade with two powerful gimmer hoggs. One of them, by the £12,000 E1 Smearsett out of a ewe by C1 Tan House, took third prize in the pre-sale show and sold for £2,800. Its pen-mate, by the £14,000 F19 Cottage, out of a ewe by Z8 Thirwall, sold for £2,600. Both of Mr Fairburn’s hoggs were

bought by the same buyer, going to the Glenane and Glenshane flocks of Messrs McKeegan and McKenna, Northern Ireland.

Bloodlines Paul Brown sold a gimmer hogg which had similar bloodlines to the tup he sold for £10,000 two years ago.

Bluefaced Leicester gimmer hogg, from Messrs Lord, Stainmore, which sold for £5,000 to Richard Hutchinson.

By D7 Hewgill, out of a ewe by W1 Keer, it sold for £2,400 to Messrs Wight, Midlock. AVERAGES 68 head, £930; gimmer hoggs, £980; gimmer shearlings, £680; ewes, £1,137. Auctioneers: Hawes Farmers Auction Mart Company.

Champion gimmer hogg. also from Messrs Lord, which sold for £3,000 to Paul Brown, Ravenstonedale.

Bluefaced Leicester gimmer hogg from W.A. and A. Booth, Austwick, which sold for £3,200 to David Hill, White Walls.

PICTURES: Wayne Hutchinson

RECORD Sedgemoor store sale

Better than expected dairy trade for top animals at Beeston Castle TRADE at Beeston Castle’s midmonth dairy sale was, according to the auctioneers, far better than expected, with buyers prepared to pay a premium for the type they wanted. However, animals with even a slight degree of frailty or narrowness were severely discounted. The top five prices came from heifers consigned by Jack and Barclay Taylor, Shrewsbury. Their top seller, at £2,350, was Bassingthorpe Drayman daughter Westeric Fiona 57. Giving 34kg, it sold to D. and H.E.

Colclough and Son, Sandbach. Next, at £2,320, was the homebred Burnbrae Butze Gwen, by Kerndt Premier Butze, which sold, giving 33kg, to Adrian Jones, Welshpool, for his Garthmyl herd. Cows were a great trade, particularly for the best and all the leading prices went to the ongoing dispersal of unregistered cows from S.E. Pym and Sons, Barrow, Chester. The top seller at £2,100 was a second-calver by Mergim, which sold giving 45kg. Another similar second-calver,

by Ingles went for £2,020. Both went to the Colcloughs. There was solid demand for coloured breed and cross-bred cattle, providing they were good enough. These topped at £1,750 and £1,700 for a couple of thirdcalf Norwegian Red cross cows from the Pym family. An Ayrshire cow sold at £1,510; Montbeliardes sold to £1,430 and a cross at £1,500, with Jersey crosses at £1,350, Fleckviehs selling to £1,280, Brown Swiss to £1,250 and pedigree Jersey cows to £1,020.

The small show of in-calf and served heifers met an indifferent trade, however, selling to £1,200 for a February calving heifer from David Ishmael, Wigan, Lancashire. AVERAGES 57 cows, £1,305.78 (including 5 Focus Milk cows, £1,606); 197 milking heifers, £1,574.67 (including 86 Focus Milk at £1,745.12); 13 in-calf and served heifers, £1,003.08; 32 heifer calves, £313. 85; 2 bulls, £1,750. Auctioneers: Wright Marshall.

Lancaster’s January sale of dairy cows hits £3,000 LANCASTER’S January dairy sale by was judged by Duncan Horsley, Penrith, who awarded the Harold Brooks Rose Bowl for the championship to heifer Stardale Admiral Vaakje 2. It was consigned by James Burrow, Barton, who first won this trophy at the age of 14. Bred from four generations of VG/EX dams, the champion sold, giving 31kg, for £3,000 to Messrs Smith, Leicestershire. The reserve champion rosette went to Shoreline Pagewire Tess from Messers Woodhouse, Millom. Giving 35kg, this Pagewire-sired heifer, bred from

two generations of VG cows, sold to the same buyer for £1,850. Yielding 45kg, the top price cow, Saltoke Icefyre Violet 59 (VG85), from Richard and Ian Gorst, Bay Horse, made £2,000 to Messrs Smith.

Average Eleven of the 43 cattle forward sold for more than £2,000, with the day’s heifers averaging £1,832 and cows at £1,956. A bull from Mr Burrow, Stardale Vettel, sold for £1,720 to a Lanarkshire buyer. Auctioneers: North West Auctions.

James Burrow’s champion heifer, Stardale Admiral Vaakje 2, which sold for £3,000 to Messrs Smith, Leicestershire.

Sedgemoor saw its highest store cattle average of £927 per head, as they met an exceptional demand, selling to £1,445 for a 24-month-old Limousin steer from Richard Williams, Winsford.

Longtown Ladies sell to £1,300 high THE Longtown Ladies sale of 100 in-lamb females, the first evening sale to be held at Longtown mart, peaked at £1,300. This was for the champion Texel from the pre-sale show, judged by David Gray, Selkirk. The shearling gimmer from Mrs Dunlop, Carrutherstown, was by Stonebridge Tiger out of a Corbelly Mint daughter. Carrying a single to Clantibuies Vintage, it sold to Archie Hamilton for his Smyllum flock, Lanark. Next, at £1,050, was the second placed gimmer by Knock Treasure, from Messrs Renwick, Yarrow. Carrying a single to Waen Undercover, it sold to Messrs Fleming, Heriot. Also at £1,050 was a threecrop ewe from Messrs Barrow, Wigton. By Swaites O’Sullivan and carrying triplets to Eastfield

Union, it sold to M. Radford, Forest in Teasdale. Continental females sold to £520 for a Texel-cross Beltex from Messrs Beard, Dormansteads, going to Messrs Collins, Intack. Also included was the annual sale of Bluefaced Leicester in-lamb females and geld ewe hoggs. They sold to £1,200 for a gimmer from J. Wight and Sons, Midlock, by the home-bred Midlock 1538/D40, out of a ewe by the 408/N25 Nunscleugh. Carrying a single to Midlock Mustang, it sold to Messrs Marston, Millstone Moor. The second Midlock gimmer, again by D40, this time out of a 2944/V3 Bull and Cave, made £750 to Messrs McKenna, Northern Ireland. Auctioneers: Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart.


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Dilandy Holstein dispersal hits 3,700gns rTop bid for Lillyhall Snowman Faith THE dispersal of virtually the entire milking portion of the Dilandy herd of pedigree Holsteins at Beeston Castle on behalf of Andrew Shakeshaft, Colemere, Shropshire, attracted plenty of bidding.

Older cows sold well, particularly those which were fresh and those guaranteed back in-calf. However, when younger cows and milking heifers came into the ring, bidding reached another level and prices from 1,800gns to 2,200gns were the norm. In all, 21 animals sold for 2,000gns or more. The top seller at 3,700gns was Lillyhall Snowman Faith. It

had been bought as a calf and is a daughter of Snowman and bred from five generations of VG/EX dams from the Ralma Juror Faith family.

Milking heifers Having calved in May and bred back in December to Mogul, it was bought by Roosta Holsteins, Carmarthenshire, which also

Gimmer hogg from Tom Willoughby’s Penhill flock, Wensleydale, which sold for the joint top price of 4,800gns.

bought two milking heifers by Wyman, for 2,750gns and 2,500gns. Also selling at 2,700gns was Dilandy Captain Tabitha 2, a heifer which calved in early November by Glen Valley BW Captain out of a GP83 dam which is full sister to the Royal Highland Show inter-breed champion, Dilandy Debonair Gimmer hogg, from Richard Hutchinson’s, Kirkby Redgate flock, which sold for the joint top price of 4,800gns.

Gimmer hoggs lead Carlisle Bluefaced Leicester trade TRADE at the sale of Bluefaced Leicester females at Carlisle peaked at £4,800 twice for two gimmer hoggs. The first was from Tom Willoughby’s Penhill flock, Wensleydale. By the £5,000 E29 Midlock, out of a ewe by Z4 Hundith, it was knocked down to Julie Lee, Frosterly, Co Durham. The Penhill flock also took a bid of 3,000gns for another gimmer hogg by another Midlock sire and out of a ewe by B4 Hundith. It sold to Crow Hall Farms, Northumberland. The second lamb to make 4,800gns came from the Kirkby Redgate flock of Richard Hutchinson, Kirkby Stephen, with his fourth prize hogg. By the D17 Hewgill and out of a ewe by W1 Keer, it sold to Richard Harker, Grayrigg. The day’s champion, judged

by father and son, Melvyn and Kevin Ridley, Hexham, was a lamb by E47 Hewgill out of a Z14 ewe from Messrs Lord’s Hewgill flock, North Stainmore. It sold in a two-way split to Ben Wight, Midlock, and Neil Barclay, Insch, for 4,400gns. Messrs Lord also sold a gimmer by B41 Hewgill for 3,200gns to Paul Brown, Ravenstonedale.

Overall champion, a lamb from Messrs Lord’s Hewgill flock, which sold in a twoway split for 4,400gns.

Pen topper

PICTURES: Wayne Hutchinson

The pen topper from Messrs Wight’s Midlock flock was also the day’s reserve champion, a gimmer by E25 Midlock and out of a ewe by Z35 Midlock and carrying triplets to G3 Midlock GMac. J.K. Hunter, Huntly, was the final bidder at 4,000gns. Midlock also had a bid of 3,000gns for a C2-sired Hewgill gimmer carrying triplets to E1 Hewgill, selling to Gary Beacom, Northern Ireland.

Messrs Booth, Austwick, sold a ewe from their Smearsett flock by W2 Lunesdale and out of a ewe by T1 Lunesdale carrying triplets to V33 Lunesdale for 3,500gns to John Mason, Oddacres, Skipton, and Ellis Brothers, Ilkley. Jimmy Bell of the Cottage flock, Auchengray, sold a hogg

by F21 Cottage which had been successfully shown last year for 3,300gns to Crow Hall Farms. AVERAGES 55 gimmers, £1,193; 62 ewe lambs, £978.87; 35 ewes, £886.50; overall, £1,035.08. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

British Blue calves to £495 Young stores at Bakewell THE joint top price for calves at Gisburn was £495 for British Blue bulls from J.R. and M.I. Berry, Waddington, Clitheroe, and R. and L.A. Briggs, Crawshawbooth. A run of 13 calves from Joylan Farms, Preston, sold to £480 for Blue bulls and they had the top priced heifer of the day at £412. Heifer calves, particularly Blues, Simmentals and Limousins were in demand. Named sire Aberdeen-Angus and Herefords continued to sell well. A pen of

Herefords from J. and C.G. Redmayne, Samlesbury, sold to more than £300 for bulls and heifers. A six-month-old Limousincross heifer from Brian Nutter, Sabden, sold for the top stirk price of the day of £770. Three bucketreared Blue-cross heifers from the same vendor sold for £705 a piece. James Wellock, Kirkby Malham, sold a pair of Aberdeen-Anguscross bull stirks for £505 each. Auctioneers: Richard Turner and Son.

THE January sale at Bakewell on behalf of the High Peak Livestock Society saw 772 cattle and 500 sheep go under the hammer. M. Ollerenshaw, Bradwell, had the top three prices in the cow and calf section, selling at £1,350 and £1,220 twice for British Blue and Limousin cross cows with young calves. A Limousin stock bull from N. Birch, Monyash, sold at £3,150. Feeding bulls sold to £1,050 for a 10-month-old Limousin-cross from R. and A. White, Snake Pass.

A highlight was the 47 Limousin steers from Chatsworth Settlement. The top pen of nine sold at £1,300 per head to average £1,100. Overall steers averaged £926.81. Heifers sold to £1,110 for 10-month-old Charolais crosses from M. Mosley and Sons, Matlock, and averaged £802. Feeding hoggs sold to £85 for Texel crosses. Mule ewes sold to £151 and averaged £144. Suffolk cross ewes sold to £128. Auctioneers: Bagshaws.

Tabitha Red. It went to Smith Farms (Clacton), for its Wigboro herd, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Captain-sired Another heifer, Dilandy Goldfish Bibby sold, giving 38kg, for 2,450gns to J.F. Owen, Wrexham, who also bought a November-calved Captain-sired heifer at 2,250gns.

Another Wyman, which had calved in November, also made 2,250gns to C.V. Whilock, Ipstones Edge, who was the volume buyer of the sale, taking home 27 head. AVERAGES 156 cows and milking heifers, £1,466.03; 1 bull, £1,680. Auctioneers: Wright Marshall.

Record store average at Penrith cattle sale A STRONG show of store cattle at Penrith on Monday for the Bonanza show and sale ensured a record average of £1,107 for all sold, with trade staying good right to the end. The pre-sale show was judged by Louise Todd, Market Rasen who awarded champion honours and the Bonanza trophy to a Limousin heifer from W.D.

and B. Thompson, East Unthank, which later sold for £1,510 to a local buyer. The reserve championship went to the first placed British Blue bullock from M.T.P. and S.D. Wills, Fawcett Park, which sold for £1,280 to M.J. and E.A. Sedgwick, Durham. Auctioneers: Penrith and District Farmers Mart.

Overall champion, from W. Richardson and Son, Dufton, which sold for £3,800.

Swaledales sell to £3,800 at Hawes THE top price at the sale of Swaledale female at Hawes was £3,800 for a ewe from W. Richardson and Son, Dufton. It had been awarded the pre-sale show championship by judges, Andrew Dixon, Barnard Castle, and Dan Humble, Wearhead, before selling to T. Brogden, Brough. Messrs Richardson also had the top priced gimmer hogg at £1,500 which sold to M. and C. Rukin, West Stonedale. The reserve championship went to a gimmer shearling

from N. Richardson, Longnor, Derbyshire, which made £2,600 to E. Coates, Gunnerside. Also selling for £2,600 was another gimmer shearling from M.W. Skidmore, Weardale. It was knocked down to Frank Brennand, Chapel le Dale. AVERAGES Overall, £827; gimmer hoggs, £385; gimmer shearlings, £760; ewes, £975. Auctioneers: Hawes Farmers Auction Mart.

Reserve champion and first prize gimmer shearling from N. Richardson, Longnor, which sold for £2,600.


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MARKET PRICES PRIMESTOCK PRIMESTOCK

All prices quoted in p/kg. Where no market day is listed, no data was available at time of publication. O/S = Old Season. HEIFERS

STEERS Market day(s) week ending January 21

YOUNG BULLS

CULL COWS

SHEEP

Total cattle number

Light average

Medium Heavy average average

Medium Heavy Light average average average

Light average

Medium Heavy average average

Total cow number

Beef Dairy sired Grade 1 Grade 3 sired average average average average

Total O/S lambs

O/S lambs light average

O/S lambs O/S lambs standard medium average average

O/S lambs heavy average

O/S SQQ average

Total Ewes

46 90 119 39 119 19 106 80 27 3 27 78 189 102 45 88 110 14 16 2 12 18 7 6 16 313 28 199 68 291 156 81 42 28 108 38 46 148 243 12 1 2 269 8 53 11 58 47 128

217.50 184.07 186.29 153.14 180.50 88.00 145.20 203.50 199.00 167.50 206.00 147.81 233.00 179.50 192.75 222.50 193.73 170.15 176.93 157.50 201.62 178.86 237.90 190.00 173.67 202.00 183.07 147.00 207.50 159.00 207.50 186.70 -

204.75 180.80 193.37 171.00 196.75 168.00 207.33 173.69 171.67 199.33 213.38 183.71 184.50 179.21 158.20 151.00 207.50 202.00 137.83 200.00 195.50 200.50 199.79 233.50 181.77 187.63 205.48 209.83 182.83 227.00 203.38 181.50 180.70 188.11 194.63 184.33 181.00 205.03 178.83 212.50 218.67 172.60 212.50

202.72 163.77 167.58 170.00 176.14 178.00 198.50 176.25 158.00 190.41 201.64 153.50 171.00 173.36 143.25 145.00 187.50 195.50 190.00 163.50 198.41 105.50 183.33 184.60 192.39 190.40 134.00 193.22 185.77 177.07 184.18 196.80 206.88 174.00 192.28 198.50 206.50 193.27 160.33

205.00 181.29 173.80 218.36 129.50 190.38 172.00 204.75 224.82 169.86 197.19 108.33 193.00 155.00 196.50 152.00 169.00 181.50 204.10 191.17 177.48 203.50 215.83 212.60 221.62 219.25 152.00 149.50 158.75 220.84 223.12 176.50 238.50 192.50 223.67

215.40 202.44 200.93 170.00 209.58 193.00 225.50 194.64 188.00 223.50 218.00 212.20 222.02 188.45 199.17 174.73 209.82 173.00 211.25 189.00 146.90 193.67 205.32 208.18 223.92 180.49 199.94 214.65 226.59 209.40 212.15 190.94 205.64 187.12 198.69 220.06 181.50 228.20 194.67 179.83 196.50 224.34 192.21 225.91

217.50 190.50 212.23 185.50 184.33 139.00 206.31 183.20 172.39 199.00 202.65 204.00 171.20 162.93 168.82 201.50 184.00 214.10 206.50 153.50 193.50 201.39 224.21 166.92 188.00 185.20 201.17 167.43 231.70 214.30 195.30 174.50 164.83 180.48 208.59 171.50 102.50 210.52 181.33 167.23 200.25 205.92 191.36 210.30

201.17 161.73 164.50 158.61 183.56 167.90 179.50 166.26 174.08 161.78 171.50 185.16 171.07 126.50 164.16 156.83 140.00 157.75 178.00 171.50 155.42 166.50 162.79

205.50 191.50 169.26 179.07 174.42 161.50 172.79 187.91 178.67 175.62 167.75 198.50 181.00 186.77 205.30 180.63 192.00 165.35 151.50 185.94 178.34 186.58 177.74

203.00 174.00 159.75 170.83 193.57 158.00 170.00 198.30 114.50 206.52 196.33 193.15 204.59 191.36 206.50 187.39 169.33 192.50 142.25 188.00 180.50 201.58 199.50 169.50

8 177 128 176 13 10 97 345 103 10 7 41 9 105 76 58 142 168 15 6 4 13 26 1 27 116 70 43 9 73 23 289 36 83 72 42 33 100 61 6 27 127 23 41 40 87 73 5 95 2 30

157.14 154.00 142.90 171.83 142.00 131.75

121.07 117.28 117.11 127.92 105.30 117.16 109.89 89.70

99.44 84.55 88.00 88.00 92.38 101.43 90.46 101.25 94.00 99.18 87.57 95.90 77.98 88.34 93.75 76.00 79.33 84.57 94.36 89.91 92.83 85.50 90.00 96.98 111.19 95.91 83.88 97.57 101.76 64.79 96.83 95.17 96.67 100.09 96.83 113.00 92.66 115.50 -

112.38 119.39 97.56 116.88 106.50 130.92 121.58 119.17 120.33 110.56 96.39 116.70 123.08 108.43 120.69 100.81 87.60 127.00 123.65 128.00 139.00 108.75 114.90 115.85 116.69 111.50 115.39 129.78 114.07 118.28 116.10 89.50 131.59 107.67 96.80 126.85 115.50 134.93 112.68 109.00 107.50 141.83 125.00 -

1046 2244 1561 544 2892 555 841 250 2504 758 1184 670 1685 464 2686 328 900 548 796 637 123 146 1224 1908 1840 279 664 19 1780 1080 1700 631 481 592 5216 161 2660 589 1012 415 1118 2362 24 1109 2195 779 2031 1097 1709 127 641 206 443 390 1026 2249 976 426 736 1303 899 175 360 1000 730 967 1031 418

207.22 205.21 186.93 178.73 172.53 178.88 168.04 190.19 187.00 174.22 189.67 187.82 181.00 173.75 153.85 162.27 174.90 216.97 169.00 181.00 183.39 160.33 167.40 170.25 196.86 188.11 186.29 201.81 195.60 181.45 146.93 183.00 133.19 190.78 191.00 182.43 179.06 175.00 135.00 159.87 -

206.99 185.97 193.25 185.29 194.21 189.74 194.56 190.31 208.10 193.55 185.92 183.49 193.69 184.80 194.01 182.44 176.56 188.88 190.36 182.87 182.64 173.59 191.57 190.09 200.50 196.39 189.62 179.70 182.39 192.21 190.41 183.24 203.84 198.40 203.71 183.45 191.64 192.50 198.43 202.37 203.85 188.90 185.15 193.10 194.80 192.29 173.46 184.56 191.35 182.81 192.11 192.11 190.16 185.76 196.81 179.54 190.60 181.43 172.67 188.26 229.12 191.86 199.31 207.83 200.11

192.64 180.77 195.48 187.36 193.42 189.51 197.06 194.88 202.75 199.21 183.18 181.30 197.09 183.93 199.36 184.44 177.05 180.89 194.05 177.95 190.69 175.75 179.89 191.16 192.45 204.31 191.30 196.50 191.59 187.18 184.37 188.80 189.30 191.24 202.91 195.39 197.49 189.87 191.26 198.00 191.22 194.33 170.00 199.14 193.14 185.28 190.43 190.40 194.50 177.53 181.80 195.19 186.33 197.56 188.12 200.31 189.32 190.81 179.43 198.89 186.23 180.59 187.73 209.21 186.11 205.11 203.09 199.56

187.02 175.87 184.64 176.83 183.10 181.92 180.85 188.60 188.86 181.34 180.80 165.09 183.93 177.68 187.37 174.34 167.24 171.77 184.17 169.45 177.83 175.17 170.61 176.56 178.95 194.63 177.11 173.70 177.38 177.81 177.60 187.13 177.01 177.78 189.81 182.63 187.75 184.09 178.77 185.80 179.59 182.02 160.40 183.55 190.17 179.81 177.52 120.40 188.05 159.05 175.31 181.36 173.16 188.48 179.69 194.35 180.33 180.68 173.59 188.23 180.17 163.87 172.57 193.41 180.65 189.88 194.37 181.38

194.42 182.14 194.49 186.72 191.83 189.55 196.63 192.56 202.98 197.18 183.92 181.80 193.99 184.40 197.94 183.86 176.99 183.75 192.87 178.73 190.69 176.61 174.94 188.71 192.04 202.48 191.89 196.50 190.47 186.92 181.59 190.09 188.93 189.42 202.52 196.00 198.56 188.56 190.37 197.57 193.29 196.37 170.00 199.86 188.83 184.26 191.25 192.17 194.16 172.47 183.42 194.70 185.90 197.44 189.20 195.35 188.85 192.34 179.31 197.50 184.41 178.55 187.79 213.59 187.58 203.72 204.49 199.61

546 756 734 94 1306 122 29 78 98 349 88 315 113 830 66 529 18 97 336 15 1479 203 66 276 4 395 303 335 113 177 83 3806 22 474 86 360 57 250 1155 316 374 177 555 472 236 62 73 28 13 55 292 269 334 24 23 289 93 73 78 17 56 281 294 50

80.23 81.94 76.73 70.44 87.87 88.53 110.62 88.35 92.64 75.08 86.90 81.12 91.32 80.29 82.15 73.63 63.31 88.49 76.68 75.37 79.39 78.47 71.06 83.91 74.30 67.85 71.54 69.98 62.93 55.30 71.28 83.51 86.68 77.79 88.28 65.66 85.00 75.22 93.47 95.58 60.62 76.31 92.85 78.20 91.76 63.08 68.16 95.21 66.77 96.89 73.27 73.13 72.48 52.79 72.74 82.64 69.68 67.48 62.32 91.65 77.74 80.94 91.86 90.00

3 13 82 2 15 5 2

180.00 160.00 123.50 -

208.00 188.58 183.20 200.50 -

196.00 184.50 179.90 181.00 208.00 -

168.00 183.25 163.50

179.86 198.66 178.50 184.00 -

196.00 190.44 176.50 186.00 195.50 -

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210.00 -

208.00 -

10 145 10 7 80 11 57 22

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114.50 95.30 88.50 108.40 95.15 99.50 90.45 87.58

111.33 113.00 127.00 154.00 117.92 120.06 119.80 118.80

195 683 396 1089 18 273 860 953 83 416 1681 190 695 3133 2637 690 442 5062 523

172.70 178.30 183.65 180.68 168.00 180.58 173.07 185.81 173.76 177.61 181.78 181.07 175.55 182.53 169.69

173.98 184.26 181.05 179.29 189.74 193.59 186.23 171.73 192.77 186.36 151.48 178.86 189.64 191.31 188.14 177.50 189.79 175.29

173.35 191.19 191.37 181.30 180.67 187.12 188.16 190.57 184.00 200.07 190.61 176.32 187.51 190.14 196.61 188.52 184.40 189.45 183.33

169.00 188.65 178.15 176.76 178.41 185.83 178.04 173.31 177.98 161.98 182.96 180.48 193.52 177.61 173.23 183.00 170.73

173.13 186.18 185.57 180.33 180.67 187.34 188.61 185.62 172.91 198.51 187.93 173.18 183.86 189.19 191.07 188.06 179.91 188.56 180.25

61 225 287 280 138 19 465 52 40 566 1041 1724 306

59.48 64.54 49.78 76.65 62.52 63.45 61.97 76.20 58.95 57.20 56.81 69.56 70.08

35 2 65 18 29 92 94 125 39

146.79 166.50 190.00 209.00 224.40 225.00 212.00

193.03 214.43 215.33 232.80 168.31 217.10 220.18 213.25

175.46 210.45 248.50 173.24 214.33 214.86 212.33

219.00 207.50 210.50 243.00 137.68 218.80 213.00 151.00

215.18 214.00 226.58 234.22 180.22 219.23 219.00 210.36

147.33 216.56 217.50 227.56 154.07 214.15 216.25 203.27

189.40 102.25 148.00 172.50 -

161.50 206.00 183.25 -

135.00 161.00 187.25 171.00

194 21 106 4 68 53 70 145

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93.51 68.75 92.14 84.73 101.00 85.47 117.73

122.52 118.29 121.12 124.30 121.25 130.53 123.52 133.71

1151 1056 632 844 776 1211 303 1556 81 1243 1515 1259 2784 2343

171.24 183.07 187.30 188.88 191.84 166.23 121.67 185.06 148.75 160.99 137.50

193.05 192.42 195.95 192.29 187.18 200.66 170.21 185.06 173.70 189.44 207.71 184.09 186.69 198.76

196.71 194.13 197.04 192.91 182.07 193.24 178.30 196.55 190.82 188.17 204.19 187.77 194.52 193.40

176.75 174.51 177.68 167.63 177.48 174.53 170.43 183.69 188.32 172.82 189.11 176.80 176.85 179.80

194.99 192.11 196.57 192.58 183.03 193.50 177.96 192.18 190.44 187.73 204.78 186.91 189.47 193.91

371 167 3 619 154 572 22 656 257 682 691 634 -

76.95 73.03 71.17 69.72 78.83 74.55 72.32 77.85 80.22 82.46 79.60 71.63 -

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

Ewes average

SOURCE: AHDB/EBLEX

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

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

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


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MARKET PRICES STORE CATTLE STORES (CONTINENTAL-SIRED) Market day(s) w/e Jan 20

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

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

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

We We Fr Mo Mo Tu Sa Sa Th Tu We

Fr Tu Sa We\Mo Th Sa Th

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

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

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

Tu Mo

Mo Tu

We\Th Fr

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

Figures below show livestock numbers first, then average SOURCE: AHDB/EBLEX price per head.

STORES (NATIVE-SIRED)

6-12 month 12-18 month 18+ month heifers heifers heifers

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

6-12 month heifers

STORES (HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN) 12-18 month 18+ month heifers heifers

CALVES (7-42 DAYS) Native heifers

Black and Continental Continental Native bulls heifers white bulls bulls

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

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1/495.0 233/926.3 -/-/26/740.0 31/940.8 2/770.0 1/810.0 -/5/760.0 11/932.7 -/5/909.0 -/6/911.7 4/601.3 4/848.8 53/824.7 -/-/6/767.5 -/11/731.5 22/873.4 -/4/488.8 10/982.2 -/-/-/5/972.0 69/764.6 -/-/37/999.5 3/785.0 1/1020.0 22/575.0 -/24/879.8 -/-/14/781.4 -/10/843.0 14/972.9 -/1/420.0 28/834.9 9/642.8 1/745.0 -/-/-/-/6/702.0 3/940.0 15/741.7 5/895.0 -/5/1107.0 -/1/825.0 8/748.1

1/1010.0 25/1019.2 -/-/1/490.0 47/1104.4 -/4/910.0 -/4/906.3 4/883.8 6/858.3 3/1191.7 -/7/946.4 4/926.3 14/752.1 16/972.9 -/-/5/1026.0 -/29/1110.8 34/1091.0 3/766.7 -/-/-/-/-/13/887.7 29/914.5 -/-/42/1100.5 4/842.5 6/1030.0 3/630.0 7/840.0 1/1000.0 -/-/13/835.4 13/1001.9 11/810.5 35/1180.0 -/-/31/933.4 -/1/745.0 -/-/-/-/13/966.8 8/857.5 9/969.4 3/1230.0 -/36/1134.9 -/8/903.4 4/650.0

2/840.0 39/1086.0 -/1/1130.0 3/836.7 33/1157.0 -/-/-/10/1214.5 10/1057.4 10/1114.0 1/1025.0 -/14/1078.2 4/938.8 58/1117.8 16/1096.8 -/-/23/1070.4 -/17/1110.3 99/1278.8 4/1070.0 -/-/-/-/-/27/1181.9 11/1026.8 -/-/15/1071.7 -/14/1079.3 6/1053.3 23/1042.2 -/-/-/20/1168.8 14/1131.1 26/1108.7 114/1250.4 -/-/49/1078.1 1/1050.0 2/823.5 -/-/-/-/4/1022.5 16/1203.4 44/1099.3 27/1026.9 -/61/1243.9 -/21/1124.0 4/1021.3

8/674.4 190/801.6 -/-/25/697.2 43/736.0 11/544.5 2/650.0 -/11/713.2 2/280.0 5/685.0 4/738.8 -/12/755.0 6/382.0 2/540.0 44/637.0 1/770.0 -/13/738.8 -/17/700.6 4/668.8 -/8/541.9 9/850.0 -/-/-/-/45/662.9 -/-/30/939.8 5/730.0 -/24/480.9 -/21/814.3 -/-/4/723.8 -/19/713.7 12/894.6 -/-/29/671.9 5/723.0 3/550.0 -/-/-/-/2/765.0 10/738.5 2/415.0 -/-/14/940.7 -/1/820.0 9/802.2

1/765.0 15/775.7 -/1/730.0 1/1060.0 40/997.3 2/730.0 -/-/8/608.1 6/822.5 7/757.9 1/545.0 -/12/952.5 1/755.0 7/551.4 10/758.1 -/-/2/880.0 -/14/1000.7 46/1044.9 -/5/525.8 -/-/-/-/-/19/818.7 -/-/53/994.3 -/3/895.0 1/560.0 9/719.9 1/680.0 -/-/5/886.0 4/783.8 10/791.0 40/988.8 -/-/39/833.4 6/766.7 1/550.0 -/-/-/-/17/939.4 5/798.0 3/528.3 -/-/57/1037.2 -/6/865.0 3/908.3

1/765.0 34/995.0 -/-/-/46/998.9 1/885.0 -/-/-/9/849.0 13/1025.0 6/1125.0 -/16/995.6 3/748.3 32/919.4 32/1005.6 -/-/8/971.9 -/26/1005.8 97/1110.3 1/570.0 -/-/-/-/-/31/1017.1 26/890.0 -/-/30/1026.7 -/8/857.5 6/940.0 14/861.8 -/-/-/26/1038.1 14/951.8 44/998.2 154/1123.6 -/-/88/997.2 1/915.0 -/-/-/-/-/10/1119.7 6/945.0 15/826.3 3/1060.0 -/93/1085.5 -/19/936.8 3/976.7

-/61/857.2 -/-/13/596.5 -/-/-/-/6/714.2 23/578.3 5/633.0 -/-/1/705.0 13/542.3 11/723.6 48/733.9 2/505.0 -/21/596.2 -/6/437.5 15/904.0 -/8/388.8 -/-/-/-/1/850.0 36/629.2 -/-/-/1/900.0 -/25/569.0 -/-/-/-/6/726.7 -/-/11/895.0 -/8/530.0 48/629.5 2/695.0 13/756.2 -/-/-/-/6/520.0 11/700.5 7/710.0 -/-/2/970.0 -/6/621.7 5/242.0

5/742.0 7/841.4 -/4/882.5 3/871.7 2/705.0 -/6/839.2 -/5/690.0 15/763.0 -/-/-/3/823.3 8/805.0 10/614.0 16/737.3 -/-/4/750.0 -/11/906.4 8/975.6 -/1/300.0 -/-/-/-/24/778.8 34/772.5 -/-/3/1065.0 -/-/8/635.0 2/690.0 -/-/-/9/878.3 5/862.0 13/830.0 19/1062.4 -/1/450.0 39/772.2 2/807.5 8/790.0 -/-/-/-/5/777.6 5/895.0 6/930.0 2/1165.0 -/13/1021.9 -/5/730.0 6/738.3

4/735.0 23/1071.5 -/11/908.6 2/850.0 5/1064.0 1/750.0 3/1006.7 -/14/871.4 41/1027.4 12/1098.3 2/235.0 -/11/930.5 6/789.2 48/972.3 49/1070.4 -/-/16/960.9 -/17/1043.8 50/1079.9 -/3/992.0 -/-/-/-/69/1101.0 22/945.7 -/-/-/-/-/11/971.8 4/785.0 -/-/-/14/1095.7 8/991.3 34/1022.2 70/1192.2 -/2/767.5 136/1028.0 6/1010.0 17/907.5 -/-/-/-/4/916.8 9/1235.0 3/1030.0 3/596.7 -/28/1228.2 -/8/978.8 6/1060.8

3/576.7 94/750.2 -/1/180.0 18/604.7 -/1/545.0 1/650.0 -/5/664.0 18/535.8 1/680.0 2/705.0 -/4/638.8 1/560.0 1/545.0 23/432.3 2/627.5 -/9/513.3 -/-/11/603.2 1/392.0 4/403.8 -/-/-/-/2/680.0 21/488.8 -/-/-/-/-/27/379.6 -/-/-/-/3/693.3 -/4/562.5 8/890.0 -/17/442.8 27/467.7 1/905.0 8/476.3 -/-/-/-/-/5/546.0 3/458.3 -/-/4/692.5 -/7/496.4 3/253.3

-/23/737.6 -/-/5/788.0 -/1/945.0 10/698.0 -/2/565.0 16/699.8 1/175.0 1/595.0 -/15/822.0 -/15/430.3 6/625.8 3/648.3 -/-/-/2/847.5 7/905.0 2/440.0 7/483.4 -/-/-/-/14/708.6 15/611.3 -/-/-/-/-/6/635.0 6/624.0 -/-/-/11/869.5 -/15/703.3 13/901.9 -/8/430.0 34/643.7 3/596.7 13/706.8 -/-/-/-/-/4/748.8 13/677.7 -/-/12/919.2 -/1/595.0 1/645.0

6/775.0 11/871.8 -/13/868.5 2/962.5 1/865.0 8/776.9 7/857.1 -/23/835.9 37/924.4 9/963.3 1/1175.0 -/12/891.3 -/41/889.0 83/938.5 -/-/5/744.0 -/24/1004.8 46/1030.2 3/903.3 13/785.5 -/-/-/-/46/1025.2 32/909.1 -/-/1/1040.0 -/-/15/753.0 13/887.1 -/-/-/13/953.8 -/25/853.0 60/1101.6 -/4/280.0 126/857.1 7/567.9 26/863.8 -/-/-/-/6/881.7 9/946.7 5/904.0 -/-/27/1043.5 -/3/820.0 1/975.0

-/-/-/5/166.4 10/428.9 -/-/5/194.2 -/1/205.0 4/368.3 -/-/-/6/543.3 6/372.5 1/735.0 3/509.3 2/245.0 2/255.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/3/295.0 -/1/510.0 -/-/-/22/364.5 -/1/375.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/4/245.0 4/380.0 -/-/-/-/2/372.5

-/5/590.0 -/1/750.0 12/573.2 -/-/9/651.7 -/-/15/648.4 -/-/-/3/746.7 4/377.5 8/609.4 15/513.7 -/-/18/686.4 -/1/810.0 1/495.0 -/21/644.5 -/-/-/-/24/639.2 4/590.0 -/-/-/-/-/4/697.5 -/-/-/-/2/370.0 -/13/644.6 1/1025.0 -/-/18/533.6 -/3/693.3 -/-/-/-/-/1/540.0 -/-/-/-/-/2/670.0 11/548.2

6/860.0 16/705.3 -/1/900.0 4/700.0 -/-/16/769.1 -/3/540.0 11/895.3 19/735.8 5/855.0 -/6/704.2 2/565.0 32/803.4 33/679.0 -/-/36/745.3 -/-/-/-/52/749.9 -/-/-/-/53/847.5 15/661.0 -/-/5/800.0 -/8/764.4 5/742.0 4/630.0 -/-/-/1/1145.0 5/1004.0 29/829.5 38/898.2 -/-/43/790.3 1/390.0 1/790.0 -/-/-/-/4/772.0 2/867.5 -/11/846.4 -/12/1038.3 -/3/765.0 -/-

25/037.6 25/052.0 -/120/065.7 34/037.1 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/12/047.4 13/043.0 45/057.8 34/038.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/26/060.5 -/6/022.2 -/-/15/044.1 -/7/063.7 -/-/-/-/91/054.7 -/-/-/-/-/14/048.1 23/080.7 -/5/067.6 -/86/037.0 4/283.8 6/085.5 28/044.1 11/055.1 -/-/-/-/-/27/049.6 -/-/-/-/1/130.0

1/350.0 2/259.0 -/20/305.7 2/293.5 -/1/345.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/7/247.9 6/323.2 7/331.3 11/332.4 -/-/-/-/-/3/221.7 6/218.0 -/-/-/-/1/260.0 -/4/411.3 -/-/-/-/30/295.9 -/-/-/-/-/6/274.8 3/296.7 -/8/108.8 -/31/300.5 -/2/265.0 23/299.9 3/298.3 -/-/-/-/-/16/217.8 -/-/-/-/-/-

-/2/210.0 -/29/214.0 -/-/1/258.0 -/-/-/8/215.4 -/-/-/-/3/228.0 7/200.7 9/227.8 7/235.0 2/155.0 -/-/1/250.0 -/3/233.3 11/208.3 -/-/-/-/1/165.0 19/195.1 5/303.0 -/-/-/-/22/230.2 -/-/-/-/-/6/252.7 -/-/3/161.7 -/59/236.3 -/2/200.0 13/258.2 4/298.8 -/-/-/-/-/9/147.9 -/-/-/-/-/-

11/207.4 19/236.9 -/68/268.2 6/310.3 -/1/275.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/11/111.3 15/272.1 45/230.9 12/321.7 -/-/-/-/-/5/238.2 33/236.1 -/2/259.0 -/-/4/227.5 -/3/305.0 -/-/-/-/52/259.3 -/-/-/-/-/2/087.5 10/231.1 -/5/148.6 -/88/243.1 -/16/225.5 12/156.2 2/277.5 -/-/-/-/-/31/152.4 -/-/-/-/-/-

10/173.9 9/193.7 -/65/193.8 2/163.0 -/-/7/173.3 -/-/6/141.0 -/1/320.0 -/-/10/114.0 7/227.9 25/196.2 6/249.0 2/135.0 -/-/1/225.0 -/-/25/187.5 -/-/-/-/4/141.3 34/219.4 5/215.0 -/-/-/-/54/222.8 -/-/-/-/-/2/130.0 13/222.3 -/1/056.0 -/65/203.9 -/11/100.6 16/121.7 3/143.3 -/-/-/-/-/15/116.1 -/-/-/-/-/-

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-/1/845.0 12/778.3 -/-/-/4/886.3 6/810.0 -/7/553.6 -/14/786.1

-/1/870.0 7/889.3 -/-/-/32/1140.0 6/916.7 -/4/1020.0 -/13/883.1

4/1097.5 1/980.0 13/1077.7 -/-/-/19/1182.4 19/1061.6 -/10/1083.0 -/31/1097.6

-/1/605.0 8/735.6 -/-/-/1/880.0 11/655.5 -/6/630.8 -/2/615.0

-/-/18/787.8 -/-/-/28/881.8 9/870.6 -/7/889.3 -/8/748.8

7/820.7 -/13/851.9 -/-/-/29/919.5 23/908.3 -/8/1071.3 -/10/1030.5

-/1/615.0 15/615.5 -/-/-/-/5/700.0 -/9/513.3 -/3/816.7

-/1/615.0 11/718.6 -/3/658.3 -/-/13/932.3 -/2/960.0 -/6/841.7

-/1/1000.0 13/960.0 -/2/550.0 -/-/22/980.7 -/10/1035.5 -/7/1119.3

-/-/2/587.5 -/1/575.0 -/1/530.0 3/516.7 -/6/451.7 -/-/-

1/895.0 -/18/687.5 -/2/525.0 -/-/4/770.0 -/-/-/2/457.5

5/778.0 -/33/738.5 -/-/-/1/1070.0 17/777.4 -/3/1055.0 -/8/896.3

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/10/547.0

-/1/405.0 20/492.5 -/7/620.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/44/546.5

-/5/867.0 9/796.7 -/4/628.8 -/-/19/703.9 -/4/915.0 -/13/692.7

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/12/053.1 -/-/-/-/-

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/3/283.3 -/-/-/-/-

-/3/216.7 46/180.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/2/242.5 -/-/-

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/5/248.0 -/-/-/-/-

-/12/164.4 85/164.2 -/-/-/-/4/291.3 -/7/220.7 -/-/-

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2/800.0 33/885.2 -/-/-/-/7/972.1 47/966.6 -/-/-/-/92/848.0 144/995.8

-/9/1051.1 -/-/-/-/15/1149.0 57/1107.1 -/-/-/-/82/1007.4 96/1165.7

-/9/1166.1 -/-/-/-/321/1262.6 69/1084.9 -/-/-/-/160/1167.6 164/1313.2

1/550.0 20/784.0 -/-/-/-/-/14/778.6 -/-/-/-/60/714.9 61/848.9

3/760.0 1/1165.0 -/-/-/-/9/1098.9 28/968.8 -/-/-/-/93/950.4 98/1060.2

-/16/1082.5 -/-/-/-/379/1143.9 90/1056.1 -/-/-/-/91/1021.8 119/1136.1

3/643.3 4/757.5 -/-/-/-/-/17/732.9 -/-/-/-/51/732.7 13/968.8

1/920.0 2/900.0 -/-/-/-/2/1155.0 25/1110.4 -/-/-/-/75/973.0 12/981.7

1/920.0 11/1189.5 -/-/-/-/72/1202.8 20/1074.5 -/-/-/-/143/1105.7 75/1214.1

5/479.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/2/565.0 -/-/-/-/27/698.3 15/868.7

6/655.8 -/-/-/-/-/-/7/972.1 -/-/-/-/54/920.5 7/1029.3

1/735.0 6/1090.0 -/-/-/-/36/1051.7 8/926.3 -/-/-/-/43/935.0 5/837.0

4/296.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/368.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/-

2/805.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/8/691.3 -/-/-/-/33/703.5 -/-

1/805.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/45/763.4 -/-/-/-/75/853.8 1/650.0

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

1/325.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

4/248.8 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

GB AVERAGE LIVEWEIGHT STEER PRICES

GB AVERAGE LIVEWEIGHT HEIFER PRICES

SOURCE: AHDB/EBLEX

240

GB AVERAGE SQQ LIVEWEIGHT LAMB PRICES SOURCE: AHDB/EBLEX

SOURCE: AHDB/EBLEX

240 2015

P per kg liveweight

2014

210 200 190

230

270

220

250

210 200 190 2015

2015 2014

230 210 190 170

180

180

170

170

150

160

160

130 Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Mar

Feb

Jan

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Mar

Feb

Jan

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Mar

Feb

2014

Jan

P per kg liveweight

220

P per kg liveweight

230


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FrIDAY JANUArY 23 2015 WWW.FARMERSGUARDIAN.COM

Mo\Tu

We We\Th\Fr

P per kg dw

Dec

Nov

oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Mar

Jan

Dec

Nov

oct

Sep

SoUrcE: AHDB/EBlEx

524

102 2015

460

2014

2015 2014

90 78

£/head

492

428

66

396 54 364 42

332

30 Dec

Nov

300 oct

PIG REFERENCE PRICES (EU)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

oct

Nov

210

SoUrcE: AHDB/BPEx

GB DAPP reported until oct 1, 2014. APP/SPP reported from Apr 1, 2014

Denmark Germany

Netherlands UK

EU average

Dec

PIG PRICE INDICATOR SoUrcE: AHDB/BPEx

180

SPP (2015) APP (2015)

190

SPP (2014) APP (2014)

170 P per kg p/kg dw (EU spec)

170

150

130

110

160

150

140 Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

LIVESTOCK AVERAGES Price and price change (p/kg), w/e Jan 20

ENGLAND AND WALES Young bulls Steers Heifers All cattle NS/oS lambs (SQQ) Porkers cutters Baconers other pigs Dairy cull Beef cull

178.79 (-8.71) 187.58 (-0.91) 200.56(-1.77) 190.75 (-3.50) 191.34 (0.82) 93.08 (-7.20) 94.80 (-3.52) 94.59 (-5.26) 32.65 (-7.82) 94.04 (-0.85) 120.75 (1.35)

GREAT BRITAIN All cattle NS/oS lambs (SQQ) Total pigs Dairy cull Beef cull

191.95 191.52 92.89 93.51 122.81

(-3.06) (1.01) (-5.87) (-0.58) (1.46)

DEADWEIGHT PIGS STANDARD PIG PRICE (SPP) Great Britain (84,021 pigs, av. weight 83.20) Jan 11 - Jan 17 compared to Jan 4 - Jan 10 EU spec up to 59.9kg 60.0 - 69.9kg 70.0 - 79.9kg 80.0 - 89.9kg 90.0 - 99.9kg over 100kg Average

Number Price Change 306 125.87 1.01 3,823 140.57 -0.54 24,146 141.53 -0.83 39,265 141.90 -0.94 14,841 141.53 -1.10 1,640 101.63 -1.35 140.82 -0.88

UK spec average

138.28

-0.87

ALL PIG PRICE (APP) Great Britain (85,599 pigs, av. Weight 82.34) Jan 4 - Jan 10 compared to Dec 28 - Jan 3 EU spec up to 59.9kg 60.0 - 69.9kg 70.0 - 79.9kg 80.0 - 89.9kg 90.0 - 99.9kg over 100kg Average UK spec average

Number 986 5,687 25,555 37,263 14,574 1,534

Price Change 143.81 -3.78 147.40 -2.26 146.09 -1.25 145.26 -0.11 143.78 -0.06 95.88 -2.14 144.50 -0.94 141.90

-0.93

Source: AHDB/Bpex

Jul

Aug

Sep

oct

Nov

Dec

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Aug

Jul

Sep

Nov

oct

Dec

GB AVERAGE CULL COW PRICES

RETAIL PRICE AVERAGES

SoUrcE: AHDB/EBlEx

160

Week beginning January 19 (prices in p/kg). Average price range. This Last week week BEEF 1105 1104 Topside 2142 2143 Sirloin 1564 1569 rump Steak 3448 3451 Fillet Steak 956 Diced Stewing Steak 954 947 902 Braising Steak 779 779 Premium Mince 590 590 Standard Mince LAMB 1038 1046 Whole leg 1092 1051 Fillet End leg 762 769 Shoulder (Bone-in) 969 Shoulder (Boneless) 959 1543 1543 lamb Steaks 1337 1348 loin chops 1369 1355 Double loin chops 1385 1382 cutlet chops 1171 1179 Diced lamb 940 922 Minced lamb NZ LAMB 1175 1175 cutlet chops 834 837 Fillet End leg 1161 1161 loin chops 716 716 Shoulder (Bone-in) PORK leg (Boneless) 623 619 Fillet End leg 642 645 Shoulder (Boneless) 567 573 Fillet of Pork 841 847 loin Steaks 824 792 loin chops 692 690 Diced Pork 659 659 Minced Pork 580 572 Sausages 542 552 Pork (traditional) Source: AHDB/Eblex

WEANER PRICES Week ending January 17

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

30kg weighted average 7kg weighted average

Jan

Jan 10 Jan 17 47.85 46.12 34.38 33.80 Source: AHDB/Bpex

2015

Dairy-sired

2014

Beef-sired

145

130 P per kg

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GB AVERAGE CULL EWE PRICES

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Sep

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/19/47.00 8/85.00

Mo We

Aug

-/243/131.90 21/39.10 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/189/114.50 -/-

Ayr castle Douglas Dingwall Dumfries Forfar Huntly Kirkwall lanark lockerbie Newtown St Boswells Stirling (caledonian) Stirling (UA) Thainstone

GB AVERAGE DEADWEIGHT SQQ LAMB PRICES

Aug

-/100/57.40 989/61.90 -/-/-/-/551/52.10 -/-/-/2231/60.70 1070/67.40

SCOTLAND

320 Jul

No. Av.

Mo Sa

332

320

Jul

No. Av.

Th Sa

344 2014

332

Jun

No. Av.

We

356

2015

344

Jun

No. Av.

We Fr Mo Fr

356

May

-/5/170.60 -/-/-/56/154.30 -/-/-/-/-/220/151.60 11/151.50 -/-/37/86.70

2014

May

No. Av.

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/92/134.30 -/-/-/-/-

2015

368

368

Apr

No. Av.

-/278/119.90 -/-/-/105/84.90 -/-/-/-/-/26/90.60 18/58.50 -/95/88.30 130/110.40

380

Apr

No. Av.

-/34/33.30 -/4/45.00 856/45.40 82/52.10 470/63.60 -/-/360/53.60 -/558/48.30 57/59.10 -/727/57.80 -/-

392

380

Mar

No. Av.

Brecon Bryncir cardigan carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Knighton llandeilo llanybydder Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn ruthin St Asaph Talybont-on-Usk Welshpool Whitland

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/96/161.90 -/-/-/-/-/-/25/185.40 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/6/168.30 -/-/-/-/-/3/171.30 -/10/180.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/50/163.80 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

Mar

WALES

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/70/979.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/15/257.30 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/9/134.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/14/200.00 -/-/-/-

392

No. Av.

Feb

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/141/307.30 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/29/60.70 -/-/-/9/88.00 -/-/952/126.90 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/59/179.60 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/166/120.50 -/-/-/-/-/-/57/116.10 -/103/123.10 -/-/-/-/-/-/104/136.00 -/32/187.00 -/17/97.90 -/-

404

Feb

849/65.30 416/59.30 -/-/-/194/59.20 -/-/301/56.00 43/60.60 111/51.70 8/48.50 -/-/-/866/65.70 1/40.90 839/63.70 19/62.50 -/561/66.10 724/62.20 8/68.00 -/2083/66.10 1812/70.20 52/58.40 173/70.90 15/61.60 627/61.60 -/24/47.40 -/-/-/52/59.20 -/2518/58.50 -/-/-/62/48.10 -/600/63.40 -/178/51.70 -/79/71.60 -/44/64.10 -/-/312/60.80 -/-/2147/67.60 81/42.90 101/59.70 1283/56.20 -/124/59.60 -/297/64.60 52/58.20 124/64.50 39/57.60 113/65.10 53/61.00 -/625/66.40 -/-

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404

Jan

No. Av.

Mo

GB AVERAGE DEADWEIGHT HEIFER PRICES

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Jan

No. Av.

Ashford Tu Bakewell Fr\Mo Barnard castle Bentham Blackmoor Gate Bridgnorth Fr Brockholes Broughton In Furness carlisle Mo chelford Mo cirencester Th\Tu clitheroe Th\Mo cockermouth colchester cutcombe Wheedon cross Darlington Mo Derby Th Exeter Fr Frome We\Fr Gisburn Hailsham We Hallworthy Th Hatherleigh Mo Hawes Hereford We\Th Hexham Fr Holmfirth Tu Holsworthy We Hull Mo Kendal Th Kington Kirkby Stephen Tu lancaster lazonby leek leyburn Fr liskeard longtown Tu louth ludlow Malton Market Drayton We Market Harborough Melton Mowbray Tu Middleton-In-Teesdale Newark Sa Newton Abbot Northallerton We oswestry otley Fr Penrith ross-on-Wye rugby Mo ruswarp Salisbury Sedgemoor Sa\Tu Selby Sa Shrewsbury Tu Skipton We South Molton Stratford Tu Tavistock Thame Fr Thirsk Tu Thrapston Sa Truro We Ulverston Tu Wigton Th Winslow Worcester Sa York

No. Av.

Ewes with lambs

P per kg dw

Shearling ewes

P per kg dw

Breeding ewes

€/100kg dw

ENGLAND

Store lambs

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GB AVERAGE DEADWEIGHT STEER PRICES

SHEEP Market day(s) w/e Jan 20

Latest market prices for primestock and dairy and stores updated every hour at www.farmersguardian.com/prices

Feb

STorE SHEEP

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

115

100

85

70 Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

oct

Nov

Dec

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MARKET COMMENT

Around the marts NEWARK ■ THERE was a record entry of 3,513 sheep on Saturday, when 1,232 cull ewes and rams averaged £94.95, with cull ewes selling to £145/head and cull rams selling to £131/head. The 2,103 hoggets had an SQQ of 197.12p/kg, with Steve Dorey selling to 228p/kg, while L. Livesey sold to £105/head. HEREFORD ■ IncLuDED in the weekly sale of 6,011 sheep was an entry of 952 in-lamb ewes. Top price was £201 for Welsh Mule yearlings which were part of a dispersal from B.D. Powell, Ross on Wye. Strong bodied Suffolk cross and Welsh Mule three- and four-year-olds sold from £155£182. Two drafts of pure Lleyn ewes ranging from three years to broken mouth ewes scanned to Lleyn rams sold from £85, topping at £160. The top priced ewes were from T.D. and J.M.L. Rees, Llwyn Tudor. The year’s first draft of 26 ewes with their lambs sold from £140, topping at £210 three times for double couples from M.c. and n.J. Ford, newent. CARLISLE ■ ToPPIng the breeding sheep was William Timm of TWH Farming, with a two-shear Beltex ewe at £310, selling to Mr Mccune, Threapland. charollais ewes sold to £240/head, Texels to £235/head, Texel shearling gimmers to £205/head and Texel ewe lambs to £150/head. Store lambs peaked at £78.50 for a pen of Suffolkcrosses from Messrs Dent, Haydon Bridge. LEEK ■ A STRong trade for dairy cattle saw a top price of £2,200 for a newly-calved pedigree heifer from c. Mather and Partners, Lymm. calves sold to £396 for a British Blue bull, with a British Blue heifer from P.D. and E.J. Ball, Alton, selling for £325. Barren cows sold to 142p/kg and £1,037.40, with clean cattle to 220p/kg for a Limousin heifer. Hoggs sold to 210p/kg and £100.25/head, with an average of 188.97p/kg. The 184 cull ewes and rams topped at £99/head. DARLINGTON ■ BEEF-bred cull cows sold to 160p/kg for an Aberdeen-Angus from R.D. Musgrave and a Limousin from B. Watson. Both were bought by J.A. Jewitt, Spennymoor. Leading price per head was £1,163 (133p/kg) for a 10-year-old British Blonde cow from D.W. Humphrey, bought by cleveland Meat, Stockton. The best of the black and whites came from J.T. Forster and Son at 135p/kg and £877/head was achieved by A.R. and c. Booth. ST BOSWELLS ■ BuLLockS averaged 218.5p/kg and sold to 239p/kg (+0.6p/kg on week). Heifers averaged 217.7p/kg and sold to

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250p/kg (-4.5p on week). Young bulls averaged 205.8p/kg and sold to 216p/kg. oTM cattle averaged 179.8p/kg and sold to 195p (-1.2p on the week). Beef-type cows averaged 125.2p/kg and sold to 175p/kg. Dairy-type oTM averaged 101.4p/kg and sold to 117p/kg. old season lambs averaged 200p/kg (+9p/kg on the week) and sold to £113/head. Top price was 248p/kg for Beltex. Ewes averaged £82.91/head and sold to £133/head for Texels. SHREWSBURY ■ A SLIgHTLY smaller number of beef cattle sold to a flying trade. Top price was 201p/kg for a 606kg British Blue heifer from Messrs Wigley, who also sold another at 200p/kg. Bulls also sold to a strong trade, with continentals selling up to 188p/kg (752kg) to gross £1,413 for Messrs Price, Rowley. Wellfleshed Friesian bulls were also keenly contested, selling to 172p/kg (496kg) from Messrs Leeke, Braggington. KNIGHTON ■ SALERS heifers in-calf to a Salers bull due in March from T.L. Harris, The Hendre averaged £1,581.14 selling to £1,850. A 2007-born Salers bull made £1,627.50. Store steers averaged 224.34p/kg and £1,136 per head, selling to 262p/kg (£1,180) for a 13-month-old 450kg Limousin cross steer from V.T. and S.A. Hamer, Trinnant. Heifers averaged 214.91p/kg and £898/head, selling to 239p/kg (£1,110) for a 465kg, 14-month-old British Blue heifer, also from V.T. and S.A. Hamer. ST ASAPH ■ ToP price for hoggets was 228p/kg from g. and M. Ellis, Twnan Isa, and £90/head from R.E. Williams, Hafod. Ewes sold to £70/head for R. Roberts, Tan y Parc, and £81/head for a ram from c. and g. Jones, Dyffryn. Mules with twins sold to £184 and averaged £170. Singles sold to £112 and averaged £110. A good trade for store cattle saw 20-month-old charolais steers sell to £900, 15-month-old British Blue steers to £850, Aberdeen-Angus steers to £760, 12-month-old Limousin steers to £670 and 14-month-old charolais heifers to £820. THIRSK ■ A gooD entry of cattle met exceptional demand, with all classes dearer and young cattle well sought after. Top price was £1,355 for charolais-cross steers from J. Stockdale and Son, Scawton. Heifers sold to £1,100 for Aberdeen-Angus crosses from A. and R. Bentley, York. Young bulls sold to £1,100 for Simmental crosses from A. and k. Wilson, Redcar. cows and calves sold to £1,720 for a Simmental-cross from R. and B.k. Wise, Skipton Bridge. Feeding cows sold to £830 and over-age heifers to £1,095.

DAIRY CATTLE PRICES

YOUNG BULLS SEE HEAVY FALLS ■ Young bulls dropped back heavily compared to other finished cattle at uk auction marts this week, according to AHDB figures to Tuesday. The average young bull price dropped 8.97p/kg to 178.34p/kg, while heifers and steers saw a fairly steady week. Steers improved 0.29p/kg to 190.06p/kg and heifers fell back 1.86p/kg to 201.13p/kg. overall finished cattle fell 3.06p/kg to 191.95p/kg. cull cows saw a week of little movement. Beef-sired animals rose 1.46p/kg to 122.81p/kg

while dairy types rose 0.58p/kg to 93.51p/kg. Finished lambs also saw a slight improvement. The SQQ rose 1.01p/kg to 191.52p/kg, but finished ewes fell by £6.22/head to £77.26/head. The pig trade saw improvement on the week, rising 5.87p/kg to 92.89p/kg. Despite ongoing concerns over Russian grain exports, grain trade remained flat as a recent uSDA report pointed to high world wheat production. As we went to press on Wednesday, May 15 LIFFE futures were trading at £131.70/t.

CATTLE DEADWEIGHT PRICES Deadweight prices for the week ending January 17. ALL STEERS

-u R o+ -o Average numbers

Northern 3 4L

Central 3 4L

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

377.4 369.6 360.9 328.6 369.8 4348

379.0 368.8 355.6 332.8 356.1 3609

380.8 365.6 354.4 329.5 352.5 2631

382.7 377.4 369.2 356.5 376.7 3629

379.0 378.7 372.8 335.6

378.0 369.5 357.1 330.7

377.6 365.4 356.5 330.5

382.1 378.6 369.8 351.4

ALL HEIFERS

-u R o+ -o Average numbers

Northern 3 4L

Central 3 4L

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

380.8 372.5 357.7 321.9 369.7 2758

382.1 373.0 349.0 303.5 363.2 1723

385.1 368.8 351.0 316.4 355.7 1412

384.3 375.6 367.4 349.0 376.9 3225

379.9 375.1 367.3 339.0

ALL YOUNG BULLS Northern 3 4L -u 349.9 363.6 332.3 341.9 R 310.8 318.9 o+ -o 301.9 302.4 Average 319.2 numbers 579

Central 3 371.1 359.1 343.1 316.7 340.8 565

383.8 371.7 355.5 310.1

4L 361.5 351.2 339.7 321.9

381.7 367.2 352.9 320.8

Southern 3 4L 375.3 368.0 353.1 363.0 350.8 350.4 335.9 331.8 326.9 352

385.6 377.2 371.2 337.5

Scotland 3 4L 374.7 379.0 364.7 372.8 343.6 350.1 319.7 308.5 344.5 395 Source: AHDB/Eblex

SHEEP DEADWEIGHT PRICES

Last updated January 21. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN

COLOURED

Newly-calved Newly-calved Newly-calved Newly-calved

GREAT BRITAIN Ayr Beeston castle carlisle cirencester cockermouth Exeter gisburn Holsworthy Lanark Leek Market Drayton norton & Brooksbank Sedgemoor Shrewsbury Skipton Stirling (uA)

Tu Fr

Fr Th Mo\Tu Sa\Tu

Sa\Tu Tu

heifers

cows

heifers

cows

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

8/1277.5 58/1853.6 -/-/-/24/1265.0 11/1650.0 -/2/800.0 35/1544.9 -/-/68/1557.8 22/1504.1 -/-/-

2/440.0 98/1236.6 -/-/-/27/902.2 2/1605.0 -/2/900.0 8/1642.5 -/-/31/1397.2 10/1227.0 -/-/-

1/1620.0 -/-/-/-/3/943.3 -/-/-/2/1785.0 -/-/2/1045.0 -/-/-/-

-/-/-/-/-/2/930.0 -/-/-/4/1247.5 -/-/1/880.0 -/-/-/-

Source: AHDB/Eblex

MILK PRICE LEAGUE TABLE January 2015 Companies Dairy crest M&S (P)1 Müller Wiseman Dairies Sainsbury Dairy crest Sainsbury (P)1 Müller Wiseman Dairies Tesco2 Parkham Farms Müller Wiseman Dairies co-operative Lactalis/caledonian cheese (P) Dairy crest cheese Davidstow (P) Barber A.J & R.g Arla Milk Link northern Manufacturing (S) AMco Standard Liquid3 4 Arla Milk Link London Liquid3 Müller Wiseman Dairies Milk Partnership Dairy crest Liquid (P) Wyke Farms glanbia Llangefni South caernarfon creameries Meadow Foods compositional (L) First Milk compositional First Milk Liquid A

November Price 34.54 34.14 32.63 33.45 34.66 32.24 29.79 29.64 29.35 30.12 28.41 27.38 28.83 27.57 27.63 27.63 29.31 26.00 26.06 24.06

Annual Average 34.42 32.35 32.30 31.88 31.58 30.46 28.99 28.91 28.53 28.16 27.85 27.41 27.05 26.99 26.95 26.70 26.60 25.79 25.48 23.89

1. The milk price above assumes all litres produced are sold into the dedicated milk pools. 2. Included is a 0.50ppl Promar costings bonus. 3. These contracts will receive a 13th payment, the forecast for this is currently 0.76ppl. 4. There will be a deduction for balancing costs on all litres above BADP in line with the milk balancing scheme. S = Seasonal, P = Profile, L = Level. Prices above exclude capital retentions, administration charges, group subs, and VAT. Milk prices are ranked according to the annual average price that would be paid on a contract for 12 months going forward if the present price schedule remains the same.

Deadweight prices for the week ending January 17. SQQ E u R o P

2 440.4 438.1 429.1 411.3 310.0

(217) (899) (3677) (1530) (61)

3L 443.3 438.4 428.9 415.8 302.4

(849) (4735) (13792) (3829) (17)

3H 424.3 422.3 418.2 410.5 300.0

(177) (1759) (6614) (1522) (1)

4L 407.0 400.9 404.0 403.7

(21) (347) (1751) (314)

4H 387.0 384.8 379.6 366.2

DAIRY PRICES (1) (33) (264) (61)

Average: 423.60 (42,820) Medium E u R o P

2 440.4 438.4 431.8 417.5 316.2

(209) (813) (2875) (772) (13)

3L 443.4 438.5 430.3 419.5 314.0

(842) (4613) (12249) (2715) (4)

3H 424.3 422.3 418.9 412.6

(176) (1742) (6153) (1232)

4L 407.0 400.9 404.1 404.2

(21) (347) (1691) (289)

4H 387.0 384.8 379.8 366.1

(1) (33) (260) (60)

Average: 425.56 (37,304)

Farmgate Milk Price ppl

November n/A

October 29.71*

Prev. year 34.55*

Wholesale prices (£/t) Mild cheddar SMP Butter Bulk cream

December 2,250 1,425 2,275 1,050

November 2,350 1,525 2,350 1,170

Prev. year 3,450 2,775 3,475 1,650

Retail prices Retail milk (4 pint) Doorstep milk (1 pint) Butter, branded (p/250g) Mild cheddar (own label), per kg

December 113 79 178 730

November 113 79 178 730

Deadweight sheep prices are collected from a sample of gB abattoirs. The sample accounts for around a third of deadweight sales; prices quoted p/kg are averages for all qualities 12-21.5kg. Source: AHDB/Eblex

CO-OP GROUP SELLING PRICES Week commencing January 19. S.o.=Stand on (no change). Stock category Average – Top 360 - 366 Finished cattle (p/kg) Steers 360 – 366 Heifers 343 – 355 Bulls 320 – 335 Freisian Bulls (o-) 340 – 358 oTM clean cattle 246 – 265 oTM beef cows oTM medium dairy cows 210 – 230 Sheep (p/kg) Spring lambs (prices based on R3) Hoggetts Ewes & Rams

n/A 405 – 420 170 – 280

Pigs (p/kg)

154 – 192 154 – 185 125 – 139 136 – 140.15 58 – 59 38 – 39

Pork cutter Bacon (spot) Bacon (contract) Sows Boars

Change on week S.o./S.o. S.o./S.o. S.o./S.o. S.o./S.o. S.o./S.o. S.o./-5 S.o./S.o. n/A -5/S.o. +20/+20 S.o./S.o. S.o./S.o. -3/-1 S.o./-0.91 -3/-2 -3/-2 Source: Meadow Quality

SLAUGHTERINGS

EUROPEAN LIVESTOCK

Estimates for great Britain (per thousand head), week ending January 17. 2014 % change (2014) Young Bulls 2.97 -22.7 Heifers 13.17 -1.9 Steers 18.67 4.1 Sheep 227.82 3.7 Pigs 175.13 2.0 Source: AHDB/Eblex

Prices in euros. Averages for week ending January 10, 2015. N. Ireland: Steers R3 €/kg/dw 4.67 (0.7) Ireland: Steers R3 €/kg/dw 3.90 (1.6) France: (ex Rungis) lamb: R 16-22kg €/kg/dw; imported 5.90; domestic 6.60 Source: AHDB/Eblex

Last year 127 n/a 170 721 Source: AHDB/Dairyco

DAIRY TRENDS Freshly calved heifers – Fries/Holst (£/head) number sold Freshly calved cows – Fries/Holst (£/head) number sold

December 1,527 1,085 1,220 817

November 1,532 1,138 1,123 1,070

Prev. year 1,786 1,101 1,529 840

AMPE 2014 (ppl)✡ McVE 2014 (ppl)✡

December 19.80 23.70

November 21.10 24.90

Prev. year 38.90 37.90

Dairy farmer numbers (England and Wales)

January 9,960

December 9,987

Prev. year 10,430

Deliveries to dairies (million litres)

December 1,185

November 1,120

Prev. year 1,144

*=provisional.

Source: AHDB/Eblex/Dairyco

MILK PRODUCTION FOR THE 2014/15 QUOTA YEAR Milk production in December was estimated to be 1,185.2 million litres compared to 1,120.4m litres in november and 1,143.5m litres in December 2013. Butterfat was estimated at 4.10 per cent (4.11 per cent in the previous month and 4.12 in per cent in December 2013). cumulative production to December was 10,865.6 million litres (10,144.1m litres in the previous quota year). cumulative butterfat is 3.97 per cent (4 per cent last year).

PIGS Prices in p/kg . Pigs Porkers Cutters Baconers Cull Market total average average average sows day w/e: total January 21 Ashford chelford Selby York

Tu Th\Mo\Tu We Mo

52 91 332 199

79.48 95.1 100.72 102.57

82.5 101.73 107.31 94.67

59.82 113.06 98.44 91.62

20 26 24 7

Cull sows average 33.35 54.19 33 35.86

Source: AHDB/Bpex


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UK deLiVered prices – sUMMarY

UK deLiVered WHeat prices

Thursday, January 15, 2015 (£ per tonne)

Thursday, January 15, 2015.

delivery East Anglia / London (BW)

Northamptonshire

North-West grains/ Liverpool OSR

Avonmouth feed /South bread

Yorkshire

Central Scotland

Jan Feb Mar May Jan Feb Mar May Jan Feb Mar May Jan Feb Mar May Jan Feb Mar May Jan Feb

bread Wheat price change 173.00 n/c 174.00 n/c 176.50 n/c 177.00 n/c 177.50 n/c 178.00 -4.50 181.50 n/c 187.00 n/c 188.00 n/c 191.00 -6.00 175.00 n/c 176.00 n/c 182.00 n/c 182.50 n/c -

Feed Wheat price change 128.50 -6.00 129.50 -6.50 132.00 n/c 137.00 n/c 128.50 -6.50 130.00 -6.00 131.00 -6.00 133.00 -5.50 137.00 -5.00 138.00 n/c 139.50 n/c -

Feed barley price change -

oilseed rape price change 267.50 -7.50 269.50 -7.50 270.00 -7.00 272.00 -7.00 266.00 -7.00 268.00 -7.00 261.00 -7.50 Source: AHDB/HGCA

UK deLiVered rapeseed prices Thursday, January 15, 2015 (£ per tonne) oilseed rape East Anglia Edinburgh Erith Liverpool Yorkshire

Jan -

Feb 267.50 261.00 270.00 270.00 266.00

Mar -

May 269.50 263.00 272.00 272.00 268.00

nov 267.00 260.50 269.50 269.50 265.50 Source: AHDB/HGCA

corn retUrns ex-FarM prices Thursday, January 15, 2015 (£ 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)

WHeat Milling bread 173.20 168.80 171.10 171.10 171.10 -5.00

other 154.30 125.10 132.00 132.00 132.00 -12.20

Feed & other 124.80 128.30 126.00 133.10 129.60 129.20 129.60 129.60 -1.90

barLeY Malting premium 134.50 131.80 131.80 131.80 -6.40

other 128.80 128.80 128.80 -6.50

Feed & other 106.20 120.70 119.60 114.30 116.50 114.60 114.60 -5.90

oats Milling

Feed

116.70 118.90 118.90 118.90 +5.00

97.90 97.90 97.90 +0.40

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 3. FULL spec. biscUit WHeat North-West Northamptonshire South London / Essex Yorkshire Scotland

Jan 128.50 Jan 177.00 182.00 Jan 143.00 140.50 -

Feb 130.00 128.50 137.00 137.00 130.00 Feb 187.00 177.50 175.00 173.00 182.50 Feb 133.00 131.50 141.50 -

HaY and straW Mar 131.00 129.50 138.00 Mar 188.00 178.00 176.00 174.00 Mar 134.50 132.50 -

MaY 133.00 132.00 139.50 MaY 191.00 181.50 176.50 MaY -

noV 137.50 137.00 142.50 noV noV -

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% Source: AHDB/HGCA Protein, >74kg/hl.

change on last £/tonne -4.90 -5.10 -4.60 -4.05 -4.00 -3.95 -3.95

preMiUM MiLLinG WHeats Canadian No.1 CWRS 13.5% Australian Prime Hard 14% US Dark Northern Spring No.2 14% Good MiLLinG WHeats US Hard Red Winter (HRW) No.2 Australian Standard White

price $/tonne 295.59 300.00 price $/tonne 262.70 -

price £/tonne 194.80 197.70 price £/tonne 173.10 -

change $/tonne 6.71 n/c change $/tonne n/c -

otHer WHeats US Soft Red Winter (SRW) No.2 Argentine French, unsubsidised UK feed, unsubsidised Russian, soft milling (Novorossiysk) Russian, soft milling (Rostov) Ukrainian, Soft Milling, Class 3 Russian, feed barLeY French, unsubsidised UK, unsubsidised Canadian US Russian, feed

price $/tonne 245.00 268.00 234.10 price $/tonne 214.90 182.00 -

price £/tonne 161.50 176.60 154.30 price £/tonne 141.60 119.90 -

change $/tonne n/c unch 2.60 change $/tonne 2.50 1.70 -

Last updated January 21.

price €/tonne 197.50 197.75 192.75 193.00 194.00 195.00 194.25

Month Mar-15 May-15 Sep-15 Dec-15 Mar-16 May-16 Sep-16

change on last €/tonne +2.25 +1.50 -1.00 -1.75 -1.75 -1.50 -2.75

£/tonne +1.72 +1.15 -0.76 -1.34 -1.34 -1.15 -2.10 Source: AHDB/HGCA

potato prices Maincrop GB spot price. Week ending January 16, 2015 pacKinG Grade 1 Estima Maris Piper King Edward Desiree Marfona secondary pack Estima Maris Piper Victoria (frying) Cabaret (frying)

Low 35 70 90 85 Low -

Main 65 110 105 100 Main -

High 90 145 130 120 High -

trend Z X Y Z trend -

baGs General Ware/Frying Maris Piper (frying) Sagitta (frying) Agria (frying) Wilja WeeKLY aVeraGes X GB weekly average price, 2014 Crop GB weekly free-buy price, 2014 Crop

Low 65 70 80 70

Main 90 85 100 85

High 140 100 110 120

trend X X X Z

Jan 2 n/a n/a

Jan 9 115.21 78.52

Jan 16 115.74 77.43

trend Y Z

Source: AHDB/Potato Council

2014 potato MarKet Week beginning January 19, 2015 ■ packing - Contract movement was supplemented by selective free-buy demand, centred mainly on best whites. Maris Peer for the salad market made £140£285/t, while some Bambino made £160-£200/t. Movement of reds was steady, with Desiree at £85-£120/t, Mozart £80-£120/t and a few Shannon at £90-£95/t. Light loadings of grade 1 King Edwards were mainly £90-£100/t, while Maris Piper demand was steady for best supplies at £90-£120/t. Interest for whites centred on best material at £55-£95/t. In Wales, movement was confined to contracted or committed supplies. In Scotland, grade 1 Maris Piper made £100-£110/t. Limited Desiree made £75/t and some King Edwards made £120/t. ■ bags – In the East, Maris Piper was the principle variety, moving at £90-£100/t, while others included Sagitta, Ramos, Challenger and Markies at £80-£100/t. In the West, interest focused on Maris Piper at £70£80/t. In the South, Cabaret, Sagitta and Markies were mainly £70-£80/t, while oddments of Maris Piper and Caesar made up to £140/t. In Scotland, trade remained steady, with Maris Piper at £65/t. ■ processing – A slow and selective free-buy demand centred on Maris Piper at £40-£50/t. Others included Markies at £25-£60/t and Estima and Melody at £35/t. Maris Piper for peeling with skin defects made £25-£30/t, with Scottish material at £20-£40/t.

FieLd peas and beans Wednesday, January 21 Micronizing peas £233.00 £234.00 £235.00

Jan Feb Mar

commodity US/EU Maize gluten Soya Hulls (South) Soya Hulls (North) Soya Hulls (East Scotland) Palm Kernel Expellers Rapeseed Meal (Scotland) Rapeseed Meal (North) Wheatfeed pellets (Scotland) Home Produced Sugar Beet Imported Sugar Beet (South West) Citrus (South) Organic Lucerne Organic Maize Organic Sunflower Hi Pro Soya (South) Hi Pro Soya (East Scotland) Hi Pro Soya (North)

January 181.00 134.0 135.00 144.00 124.00 227.00 214.00 148.00 146.00 144.00 P.O.A Sold out 225.00 250.00 335.00 339.00 335.00

February 182.00 135.00 135.00 144.00 124.00 225.00 214.00 148.00 146.00 145.00 P.O.A Sold out 225.00 250.00 333.00 338.00 333.00

March/april 184.00 135.00 135.00 144.00 124.00 219.50 207.00 148.00 151.00 148.00 P.O.A Sold out 225.00 250.00 322.00 331.00 322.00 Source: Straights Direct Key: All prices in pounds Sterling. Currency, £/$1.5148, £/€1.3069, €/$1.1600. Prices indicated include delivery charge of £6.00 per tonne. ✡ = After safe arrival (ASA), N/Q = Not quoted

Feed peas £205.00 £206.00 £207.00

Feed beans £210.00 £193.33 £212.00

All prices £/tonne ex-farm.

cUrrencY WatcH As at January 21

Friday, January 16, 2015 (£ per tonne)

Month Jan-15 Mar-15 May-15 Jul-15 Nov-15 Jan-16 Mar-16

All prices quoted in £/tonne, unless otherwise stated.

€1=£0.7662 £1=€1.3051

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■ cHeLFord: Mon – Hay, first quality small bale £140/t (£138/t), first quality big bale £102/t; straw, barley, small bale £78/t, big bale £70/t (£63/t), wheat, big bale £60/t (£54/t), oat, big bale £54/t; other silage/haylage £52/t (£39/t); fodder beet £30/t.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Source: AHDB/HGCA

LiFFe Wheat price £/tonne 126.30 128.75 131.00 131.30 136.40 138.50 138.90

■ carLisLe: Mon - Straw, wheat, mini hestons to £64/t, round bales to £13/bale, oat, to £52/t, barley, round bale to £18/bale; hay mini hestons to £20/bale.

internationaL Grain prices

Source: AHDB/HGCA

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■ sKipton: Mon - Fodder beet to £20t; straw, barley, mini hesstons to £14.50/ale, wheat, round bales to £12.50/bale, mini hesstons and quads to £12/bale; hay, small bale to £3/bale.

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global markets, unseasonal weather conditions and rising input costs have placed pressure on all sectors during 2014 and on businesses both large and small. However, asked whether larger farms were usually more successful due to factors such as economies of scale, only 210 of respondents agreed. CLA president Henry Robinson, who owns and runs a family farm in Gloucestershire, said it was vital businesses were given the tools they needed to not only thrive in their local community but compete on a global scale. Angus McCall, of the Scottish

Tenant Farmers Association, added family farms traditionally survived by the ability to ‘tighten belts’, but were now increasingly under threat from global markets, the dominance of supermarkets and competition from big businesses.

Constraints Speaking at the IYFF closing ceremony in Manila, Philippines, Rasit Pertev, secretary of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development, said IYFF had highlighted the constraints facing family farmers and what was required to enable them to play their

role in achieving food security, nutrition and sustainable development. “IYFF has been successful at making small-scale farming a central issue in policy debates at national, regional and global levels,” he said. “It has elevated the role of smallholder farmers as agents of change for alleviating rural poverty and ensuring food security for all, and as stewards who manage and protect natural resources.” However, Mr Pertev said there was more work to be done and urged the industry to build on the current momentum.

South Lakes MP Tim Farron said: “Family farms can do more than survive, they can thrive in a global environment but they need more help and support than they currently receive from the Government. “Small is beautiful and many farms have been through a tricky last few years and diversified and branched out into new endeavours. “Farming is a lot more entrepreneurial than it has ever been before. The fruits of that will be seen in the coming years.” MORE ON THIS Pages 2 and 3.

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Continuing our series, charting the ups and downs of seven farmers around the country, we find out what’s been happening on-farm in Powys and Cheshire.

Tenant farmers at risk

Sheep worrying

■ With farmers facing squeezed prices and unstable markets, landlords were asked to review rents as many tenants were at breaking point. p1

■ With the lambing season approaching, Farmers Guardian is ramping up its campaign to tell irresponsible dog owners to keep their pets under control. p7

TB testing

Online CAP system

■ Veterinary and farming organisations have expressed concerns about the financial implications for vets and farmers of the new TB testing arrangements. p2

■ RPA chief Mark Grimshaw has spoken out to address concerns the new Common Agricultural Policy online application system will be ready before it is rolledout in full this May. p10

Isolation inquiry

US beef deal

■ Farmers have been asked to contribute to an inquiry looking at the effects of rural isolation after a study said loneliness could be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. p3

■ Ireland’s beef deal with the US could be good news for UK producers as it could tighten supplies and boost prices, Charles Sercombe, NFU livestock board chairman, has said. p11

EU pesticide policy

First Milk meeting

■ An EU review of pesticide classifications has raised fears several products which farmers rely on could be banned. p4

■ First Milk bosses, including chairman Sir Jim Paice, met hundreds of members as the firm sought to reassure farmers about its long-term security. p12

Following new rules but EID continues to be a huge source of frustration

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he New Year brings new rules – not the selfimproving acts we make and then fail to deliver. No, the real ‘new rules’ with consequences, warnings and penalties – changes to cross-compliance, sheep identification and flock records and a new Glastir contract. In our house, the perception of rules and their significance does vary. While I fret as much as the next farmer about regulation, I confess once I have reached the stage of ‘acceptance’, I do quite like following rules. They appeal to a part of my personality which enjoys being right. The other member of the farming partnership, however, prefers to adopt a more ‘risk-based’ approach. At the turn of the year, I embarked on a process of education, spelling out requirements, together with the implications of non-compliance. I am pleased the TB test has been booked and Glastir activity diary requirements are understood. The mention of EID, however, continues to invoke shakes of the head and mutterings of pointlessness. We participated in a Welsh Government trial of EID equipment back in 2007. Issues

RACHEL LEWIS-DAVIES

POWYS Rachel and her husband Bob, farm Yscoedreddfyn, near Brecon, Mid Wales. They bought the 109ha (270-acre) farm, which rises to 400m (1,300ft) with common rights on Mynydd Bach Trecastle and rent a 45ha (110-acre) hill farm with grazing rights on a local MoD range. They farm 950 ewes, mainly Epynt Hardy Speckled.

relating to tag retention, reading accurately down the race and downloading data all presented significant headaches. While things have moved on and we have seen EID used to positive effect on the local Farming Connect demonstration farm, Bobby is frustrated this regulation adds cost and effectively sets farmers up to fail. Achieving 100 per

cent accuracy is about impossible. And why? You only have to walk around a supermarket and look at the mixed packs – whether it be UK or NZ origin or whether it be species – to understand the true value of traceability to retailers. On-farm, the ‘ground’ ewes have scanned at 140 per cent. These ewes are on swedes, but we will need to get rid of the Friesian

Having only just got all the dents straightened on our truck, Bobby took off in the snow yesterday and put it through a fence

bulls by March to create some shed space for the twins. We will scan the Epynt ewes next month, but will not scan the Yscoedreddfyn hill ewes due to cost. The bad weather has been causing a few problems. Having only just got all the dents straightened on our truck, Bobby took off in the snow yesterday and put it through a fence. The kids were watching from the top of the field and he walked away unscathed so there was no real harm done.

Expanding the herd at home and pondering the industry’s vulnerability

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t is an odd thing to say given this month’s news, but our herd is expanding again as 70 home-reared, pedigree Brown Swiss heifers calved over the Christmas period. Santa brought some kick bars and I am sure the herd manager and his colleagues were delighted with the extra burden of training these young ladies, but they seem to be settling in well. There is no doubt these are tense times for dairy farmers. Massive media exposure has highlighted the problems faced by the industry as a global surplus of production has been coupled with limited activity from China and Russia and a supermarket price war creating massive downward pressure on prices. First Milk’s exposure to the commodity markets has forced it to snatch money back from its members to keep the cash and milk flowing. Having lost £150,000 when some of the directors of Milk Direct decided to invest my milk cheque in their diversification, I understand the sickness some will be feeling looking at their own cash flows and wondering who to approach for better payment terms. Our response to a combination of TB and milk price pressure was

■ Prime Minister David Cameron has backed calls to give the Groceries Code Adjudicator more powers to act as the milk price crisis continues. p6

Russia’s cold winter ■ With Russia’s trade ban on western produce continuing, Joel Durkin analyses its effect on the UK agriculture sector. p13

Don’t miss the second part of our coverage from Lamma 2015, a special feature on renewable energy, plus a report from the British Cattle Breeders conference.

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CHESHIRE Phil Latham farms 385ha (950 acres) in Cheshire, split between the family farm on Lord Cholmondeley’s estate and Organsdale Farm, near Tarporley. He milks 300 cows, mainly pedigree Brown Swiss, as well as diversifying into business units and an equestrian facility. He is also a Nuffield Scholar.

to cut back numbers and reduce output, searching for a better margin by reducing the cost base with more milk from grass. High yielding cows do not adapt well to a lower input regime and last year I found this to be true with my own herd. Cutting numbers did not necessarily help either, as a business geared up for a number of cows looks sick in output per

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hectare terms if you scale back. If ever there was a case needed for all dairy contracts to be governed by the voluntary code, then surely this is it. Here, we have a farmer-owned co-operative behaving in a way we would find quite deplorable if it was not a co-op. With volumes up, there are precious few alternatives for placing

I understand the sickness some will be feeling looking at their own cash flows and wondering who to approach for better payment terms your milk with others buyers and there are rumours several hundred farmers will have no contract at all come spring. It is at times like this when we need to take a long view. It may be we have to forego profits for Lent, but there will be an upswing in price, no doubt slower to come than the down – it is Newton’s fourth law of milk prices. But will we have learned anything from our collective vulnerability when it comes?

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