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TIME IS TICKING ● Leadsom fails to provide Brexit answers ● Single market access looking unlikely ● Industry frustration reaches boiling point

By Lauren Dean and Abi Kay DEFRA Secretary Andrea Leadsom’s refusal to provide any concrete answers on the Government’s Brexit plan reduced farmers and landowners to laughter at the CLA’s Rural Business Conference in Westminster this week. Mrs Leadsom was full of positive messages about providing the right foundations to support the ambitions of rural businesses, but her lack of clarity on a post-Brexit future for the rural economy left the audience frustrated. She said: “There is no doubt that without a strong and successful rural economy there can be no such thing as a thriving British economy. “There is plan A, which is let’s make things absolutely smooth and continuous. And there are plans B and C – let’s all look at the possible outcomes for the UK. “My expectation and my aspiration is that this gets better – not worse.” Mrs Leadsom gave a similarly muddy answer when asked if the UK was likely to see a cliff edge

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when it left the EU, saying, ‘absolutely not…necessarily’. The confusion continued as she said paying for access to the single market ‘may or may not be one of the negotiating positions’ following Brexit Secretary David Davis’ admission it was under consideration by the Government last week. But despite the lack of clarity, Mrs Leadsom may have conceded Ministers had given up entirely on the UK remaining in the single market, saying she was looking to facilitate continued access to EU markets with ‘low tariffs and low non-tariff barriers’. Membership of the single market allows UK businesses to trade in the EU with no tariffs or non-tariff barriers. This would be a big disappointment to farming unions, who only last week wrote to the Prime Minister with a coalition of food producers to call for unfettered access to the single market. MORE ON THIS STORY Continued on page 3.

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NEWS

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COMMENT

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LETTERS

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INSIGHT

Farmers hit by Storm Desmond still unpaid

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Cheaper food a Brexit ‘positive’ – OBR chief

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How biofuels could drive farming forward

BUSINESS

Lack of transparency in supply chain limiting growth of milk prices

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Irish beef predicted to have a ‘bumper’ 2017

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With reports from CropTec, including steps to make yields more consistent

Meeting the family behind the UK’s oldest pedigree herd of South Devons Reports from trials across the UK

A look The McDonald’s Progressive Young Farmer training scheme

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By Abi Kay MORE than 51,000 farmers in England received their 2016 Basic Payment Scheme cheque on December 1 and 2. The payments, worth £660 million, were made to 59 per cent of eligible claimants. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) said it ‘remained focused’ on paying 90 per cent of eligible claims by the end of December. Guy Smith, vice-president of the NFU, said the RPA had got off to a ‘good start’, but he was worried about the remaining 10 per cent of claimants and called for bridging payments to be made if farmers were not expected to get their money in early 2017.

Concerns He also raised concerns about claimants still waiting for 2015 payments and said it was ‘not acceptable’ to put applications on hold while 2016 payments were released. He said: “Clearly the RPA is still stretched and not fully on top of the job with IT functionality issues.” The news came as Jonnie Hall,

Clearly the RPA is still stretched and not fully on top of the job with IT functionality issues GUY SMITH NFU Scotland director of policy, questioned whether support delivery systems in Holyrood would ‘ever be fit for purpose’ after the Scottish Government accidentally overpaid 166 farmers and crofters who applied for Common Agricultural Policy loans. A spokesman for the Scottish Government said an ‘administrative error’ was responsible for the overpayments and steps had been taken to stop it happening again. He said: “We are contacting the affected farmers to inform them and we will ask for this to be repaid.”

Farmer spared jail after stampede kills walker A FARMER whose cows trampled a walker to death has been given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay £30,000 after admitting health and safety failings. Mike Porter, 66, was walking on a public footpath with his older brother and their dogs when the attack happened in May 2013. This week, Swindon Crown Court heard the walkers reached Elbow Field, Turleigh, Wiltshire, when about 30 beef cattle owned by Brian Godwin, 83, stampeded. Mr Porter was airlifted to hospital

but died from his injuries. His brother was also injured. The court heard there had been at least four previous incidents involving Mr Godwin’s cattle since 2004, in which six people suffered injuries needing hospital treatment.

Warning Mr Godwin had been told to install segregating fencing or put up signs warning walkers cows with calves could be dangerous, but failed to act, the court heard. Mike Porter was killed by cattle in 2013.

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NEWS From page 1 MRS Leadsom’s comments came as the Prime Minister was forced to open up her Brexit plan to scrutiny by MPs to stop Conservative rebels backing a Labour Party motion in Parliament. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer described the move as a ‘big climb-down’, but Government accepted the amendment to allow MPs to examine the Brexit plan, provided it ‘did not undermine Britain’s negotiating position’ and allowed Ministers to conceal the bulk of its detail.

Bird flu found on EU farms POULTRY farmers have been urged to keep birds indoors to protect them from a strain of avian flu which is circulating in mainland Europe. Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N8) have been confirmed in poultry and wild birds in several countries across the continent. No cases of H5N8 have been found in the UK but producers have been asked to watch for signs of the disease and take the necessary precautions to prevent potential infection from wild birds. Public Health England said the threat to human health was ‘very low’.

Farm charity’s sheep stolen THIEVES have stolen sheep from a farming charity in Peterborough. Cambridgeshire Police said the Soay sheep were taken from Sacrewell Farm between 6pm on Monday and 7am on Tuesday. The farm is an agricultural education charity founded in 1964. Manager Jack Pishhorn said farm security had been stepped up since the break-in. Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridgeshire Police on 101.

Farming must not be career of ‘last resort’ r‘More to agriculture

than picking fruit’

I would like to see young British folk seeing a fabulous career in food and farming

By Lauren Dean UK farming is failing to attract enough of the talent it needs to secure a bright future and must work to boost its reputation as a highlyskilled and rewarding industry. This was the message at this week’s Rural Business Conference, organised by the CLA, in London, where attendees heard Brexit and the subsequent fears over cuts to migrant labour had put the emphasis on ‘pickers’ and low-skilled workers, with a career in agriculture sometimes seen as a last resort. Delegates heard robotics would undoubtedly benefit the sector going forward, but technology should not override farmers’ ‘social responsibility’.

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Unfair Conference chairman and Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman said it would be an unfair deal if robots were to take the jobs which British people hoped to get once the UK left the European Union. She said: “One of the reasons the Brexiteers said we were getting out of the EU was to make sure lots of British people could get jobs which currently go to EU migrants.

“If robots take these jobs then it is not a great deal, is it?” CLA president Ross Murray said the hi-tech farm sector would take advantage of robotics because it was a ‘modern’ industry. “The Secretary of State will tell us we should get the kids out of British towns and cities and make them work, but whether they want

Broadband key to rural future CONNECTIVITY and the need for better rural broadband was another key theme, with delegates arguing it was a crucial part of the future of the rural economy. The conference heard some rural businesses in Cornwall had seen a 30 per cent rise in productivity since they gained better broadband. Victoria Vyvyan, owner of

Trelowarren self-catering cottages, Cornwall, said: “Technology is going to shape the way we behave, how our customers behave and how our businesses are run. “I think it is exciting because, if we had the broadband which we deserve and need, we could give the cities a pretty good run for their money.”

to pick fruit and vegetables is, I think, a big ask,” he added. Defra Secretary Andrea Leadsom added: “I would like to see young British folk seeing a fabulous career in food and farming.” But Nick Sandford, an estate manager in Kent, said there was much more to agriculture than picking fruit. He said the sector’s ‘good, skilled and interesting jobs’ were being bypassed by careers advisers who were ‘letting the rural sector down’. He said: “There are great opportunities in agriculture, but students are only told to go into the sector if they cannot do anything else and this is completely wrong.” MORE ON THE MIGRANT DEBATE See our opinion column from Angela Smith MP, on page 10.

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THE HEART OF AGRICULTURE Farmers Guardian, Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9NZ Editor Ben Briggs, 01772 799 429 ben.briggs@fginsight.com Head of News & Business Olivia Midgley, 01772 799 548 olivia.midgley@fginsight.com Chief Reporter Abi Kay, 01772 799 511 abi.kay@fginsight.com Business Reporter Alex Black, 01772 799 409 alex.black@fginsight.com News and Business Reporter Lauren Dean, 01772 799 520 lauren.dean@fginsight.com Wales Correspondent Barry Alston, 01874 711 811 barry.alston@fginsight.com Head of Arable Teresa Rush, 01787 282 822 teresa.rush@fginsight.com Senior Arable Specialist Marianne Curtis, 07815 003 236 marianne.curtis@fginsight.com Arable Specialist Abby Kellett, 01772 799 476 abby.kellett@fginsight.com Head of Machinery & Farm Technology James Rickard, 01772 799 496 james.rickard@fginsight.com Machinery & Farm Technology Specialist Richard Bradley, 01772 799 412 richard.bradley@fginsight.com Acting Head of Livestock Angela Calvert, 07768 796 492 angela.calvert@fginsight.com

NEWS

Farmers hit by Storm Desmond still unpaid rScots and N. Ireland

payments completed By Abi Kay

HUNDREDS of farmers in the north of England who suffered flooding when Storm Desmond hit are still waiting to receive emergency funding to restore land a year on. Rural areas of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Northumberland, Yorkshire and Co Durham were left under several feet of water after severe rainfall on December 4, 2015. NFU deputy president Minette Batters called for a review of the process and questioned why English farmers were being forced to wait for their funding when Scotland and Northern Ireland had already completed their payments. She said: “Storm Desmond and

Raisgill Hall Farm ON the first anniversary of Storm Desmond, Farmers Guardian caught up with Steve Dunning, whose farm near Penrith was destroyed by a landslide. This time last year, Mr Dunning and his family were feeling ‘lucky to be alive’ after 13,000 tonnes of soil flattened buildings, machinery and vehicles on-farm, stopping just short of their front door. The run up to Christmas this year has been much brighter for

the subsequent flooding brought devastation to farming businesses and many are still feeling the effects. “Farmers have faced months of uncertainty over access to the Flood Recovery Fund, piled on top of delays to their annual farm payments. This is totally unacceptable

the family, as repair work has almost been completed at Raisgill Hall Farm. Mr Dunning said: “It has prompted us to think about some new decisions, as we are not going to build anything where the buildings were before.” But the repairs have cost more than £100,000 and the family was unable to claim any money from the Flood Recovery Fund until the work was complete and insurance money did not cover all the costs.

and must be resolved as a matter of urgency.” A Defra spokesman said: “The Government has invested £300 million in helping communities recover from last winter’s floods. This includes almost £4.4m paid out to farmers to complete flood repairs.”

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Left to right: Ben Briggs, John and Sarah Hartley, Frank Mattinson, Natasha Kirby, Anthony Jackson and John Lawson.

Louise Hartley memorial raffle raises five figures MORE than £10,000 was raised in memory of Farmers Guardian livestock reporter Louise Hartley. Louise died in July this year, aged 24, after a brave battle against a rare form of ovarian cancer. Members of the farming community began raising money and, as part of this, John Lawson and Anthony Jackson donated a Holstein heifer calf ,Sweetings Euphoric Bubble.

Drawn at the Harrison and Hetherington Black and White pedigree dairy sale at Carlisle on Saturday (December 3) by Louise’s mum and dad Sarah and John Hartley, the winner was Cumbrian farmer Frank Mattinson. Mr Mattinson kindly put the calf back into the auction, with it selling to Philip Halhead, Norbreck Genetics, for 2,800gns. The raffle raised about £10,000

in ticket sales, with the 2,800gns achieved for the calf added to the total. Proceeds will be shared between the Louise Hartley Memorial Fund, an ovarian cancer research project, and Holstein Young Breeders, of which Louise was a member. n Full details about the Louise Hartley Memorial Fund, its aims and how to donate will appear in the December 23 edition of FG. FGinsight.com

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NEWS

Defra ‘misses opportunity’ on EU funding rGrants may only

benefit minority By Abi Kay

INDUSTRY insiders have criticised Defra for the way it has chosen to spend England’s £15.9 million allocation of EU funding to help dairy and livestock farmers. Business management training and grants to buy equipment to cover and protect slurry stores are now available to dairy and livestock farmers in England as part of the EU’s ‘Exceptional Adjustment Scheme’ which was unveiled by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan in July this year. Farming Minister George Eustice said the package was being spent on helping farmers deal with low global prices and market volatility following a ‘tough year’ for the dairy and livestock sectors. But industry representatives criticised the department for ‘missing an opportunity’ to use the money better, saying: “There are more measures Defra could have taken to help dairy and beef farmers in England. “Despite Defra aiming the proposal at dairy and beef farmers, slurry covers are not applicable to most beef production systems and relatively few beef producers will have slurry stores.” Farmers Guardian readers also took to Twitter to point out the limited nature of the funding. @mags2milkyway tweeted: “Grant

Devolved regions ■ The UK allocations are: Scotland, £2.4 million; Wales, £3.2m; Northern Ireland, £4.1m ■ Northern Ireland will spend its funding on animal health through BVD and pig health programmes. It will also be used to help develop soil testing and financial planning, to make farm businesses more efficient. ■ The Scottish and Welsh Governments have yet to announce how they will spend their allocations FGinsight.com

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only for #round slurry stores too! #guesswhatwehave.” Other measures deemed worthy of financial support were the setting up of a national cattle database to bring together all cattle health and move-

Grants are now available for equipment to cover slurry stores.

ment information or financing the creation and activities of producer groups. AHDB will run the business management training being offered as part of the scheme. It includes

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NEWS Dog muck caused up to 18 cows to abort.

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ingested from dog faeces By Lauren Dean A FARMER whose cattle aborted due to the neospora parasite has called for dog owners to be more responsible when walking through the countryside and to pick up after their pets. David Talbot, of Lower Alston Farm, Ribchester, Lancashire, made the plea after more than a dozen of his prize pedigree Holstein Fresian cows aborted their calves. The neospora parasite is often found in dogs’ faeces. If they foul on grazing land and pregnant cattle ingest it, it will often cause them to abort or give birth to calves infected for life. Mr Talbot said early abortion foetus tests came back positive for the parasite.

He said: “We have had probably 17 or 18 cows abort their calves now. “I think people are probably just not aware; their dog runs off but they are not going to walk across a field to pick up its poo.” Neospora is the most commonly diagnosed cause of abortion in cattle, with those infected up to seven times more likely to abort.

Major issues Mr Talbot said it had caused major issues with his farm productivity and costings, leaving selective breeding his only future option. “We have culled about half of the infected cows,” he added. “It is hard because it is out of our hands. The cows will always be a carrier of the disease now and are likely to pass it onto their offspring. “We are going to have to try and eradicate it by breeding it out.” The parasite was last year added to the Cattle Health Certificate

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Standards, which helps to control and eradicate diseases alongside improving cattle health and welfare. Ian Nanjiani, of South Westbased Westpoint Farm Vets, warned of the dangers of the ‘tiny, invisible-to-the-eye’ parasite neospora and urged dog owners to respect where they walk. He said: “The reservoir of infection is mainly from dogs and the

contact with their poo is what does the harm. “It is a huge problem because there is no available treatment or vaccine, so once cattle are infected often they remain with it for life. “If we as dog owners – when walking on farm fields or public footpaths through farms – pick up poo and take it with us, it would substantially reduce the risk of infection.”

Keep ban on neonicotinoids, wildlife groups urge Government SEVENTEEN of the UK’s biggest environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth, the RSPB and the Soil Association have called on the UK Government to retain the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides and extend it to all crops. On the third anniversary of the EU ban, the organisations have written an open letter to Ministers which says there is now ‘more than enough evidence’ to support the ban and it is essential to keep it to reverse the decline of bees and other pollinators. The latest position on neonicotinoids from Farming Minister George Eustice was given on October 26, when he said the Government was keeping emerging evidence under ‘active review’. In May this year, he rejected appli-

cations from the NFU and AHDB to allow farmers to use the seed treatments. At the time, NFU vice-president Guy Smith said the rejection was a ‘blow for arable farmers across the country’ and the union would continue to look into making further applications.

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POLITICS & RED TAPE As the Brexit legal challenge got underway in the Supreme Court this week, the farm sector continued to fight its own corner. Abi Kay reports.

Cheaper food a Brexit ‘positive’ – OBR chief rDangerous to hand

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A SENIOR official from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has singled out cheaper food as one of the possible ‘positive’ aspects of Brexit. The OBR was created by the Government in 2010 to provide economic forecasts and assess the sustainability of the public finances. Its reports are influential and are used by the Treasury during preparation for the Budget. Sir Stephen Nickell, who is one of three OBR chiefs appointed by the Chancellor, said returning to a system where the UK traded at world market prices in agricultural products ‘might lead to a situation where we need to give less money

Post-Brexit policies must protect UK producers GLYN ROBERTS to farmers than under the current arrangements, which would improve public finances, and people would like it better because food would be cheaper’. He also downplayed the importance of the food and farming sector, saying the scenario was ‘a tiny part of a big story’. But his comments met resistance from the industry, with NFU president Meurig Raymond saying food

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NFU Scotland warned of the damaging consequences of prioritising cheaper food in Brexit talks.

Negotiating give SKY News political editor Faisal Islam has said agriculture must be a ‘negotiating give’ in order to make sense of all the competing statements on trade from Government figures. In a series of tweets this week, Mr Islam predicted Ministers would plump for a ‘New Zealandstyle bonfire of tariffs and subsidies’ in agriculture to give leverage for good services deals, adding the prioritisation of services should be ‘ringing alarm bells’ with farmers.

self-sufficiency and the sector’s role as a key employer made British farming vitally important.

Devolved warnings Warnings also came from the devolved regions, as Glyn Roberts, president of the Farmers’ Union of Wales, cautioned against cheap food policies and pointed out the reliance of other businesses upon the agricultural sector. “In an age of global terrorism, unrest and political uncertainty, it would be incredibly dangerous for our densely populated island to throw caution to the wind by handing food security over to other countries,” he added.

Jonnie Hall said: “We have been explicit and unequivocal since July that the farming and food processing sectors must not be used as some bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations process. “Their importance to the economy is significant and is in the ascendancy. And agriculture’s real value stretches way beyond jobs, incomes and local economy multipliers into flourishing natural environments and thriving rural communities.”

“Post-Brexit policies must protect UK producers and should develop competition rules which favour, rather than disadvantage, the agricultural sector.” NFU Scotland director of policy Jonnie Hall said food production and consumption should ‘never be based on price alone’ and warned of ‘hugely damaging’ consequences if cheaper food was prioritised in Brexit talks. “Sucking in food imports means exporting jobs and incomes in the domestic farming and food supply chain, and critically also means exporting animal welfare and environmental responsibilities beyond our shores,” he added.

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Is a cunning plan the next step in Brexit comedy?

And finally... The ability of communities to rebuild after the flooding of last year is remarkable (page 4). Let us just hope Christmas 2016 is much drier than 12 months ago.

BREXIT jargon, or ‘claptrap’ as Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron branded it, officially went in to overdrive this week. Firstly, Prime Minister Theresa May was at it with talk of a ‘red, white and blue’ plan for Brexit, which, while patriotic in its symbolism, seemed to add little substance to the overall debate about Britain outside of the EU. Then there was Defra Secretary Andrea Leadsom reportedly reducing members of the CLA business conference this week to roars of laughter as she told them she could not discuss specific negotiations regarding Brexit and farming. Laughter is sometimes what you want at the conference lectern, but maybe not on this occasion. Finally, there was talk of Plans A, B and C for Brexit raised by Mrs Leadsom, and ongoing chatter from Government over whether we were heading for a hard, soft or even grey departure from Europe. The next step, surely, is for some Government Minister to reveal they have ‘a cunning plan’ in the vein of Blackadder’s TV sidekick Baldrick (pictured).

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Known for his cunning, or lack of it, this would, appropriately, add an extra dimension of farce to the ongoing Brexit satire. And all the while we have no detailed plan for agriculture, non-farming commentators sharpen their knives and ready themselves to put farming at the bottom of the heap when it comes to the years of negotiations the country faces once Article 50 is triggered. Read the national daily press this week and you will see many seeking to deride agriculture and make the point it is okay, from their perspective, if farming is used as a bargaining chip or sacrificial lamb in wider trade negotiations. For farming the stakes could not be higher, especially when it is this industry which not only produces employment and wealth for those in rural areas, but is so central to the environmental upkeep of our nation. While many will understand plans for farming post-Brexit cannot be fully divulged, an inkling of the direction of travel would appease many of those concerned there is no plan at all.

Angela Smith, MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge and member of the Efra select committee

Seasonal workers scheme needed LAST week, MPs discussed the case for the introduction of a new seasonal agricultural workers permit scheme, in a debate characterised by a pragmatic approach to the needs of farmers across all sectors. Horticulture figured prominently in speeches. The need for about 80,000 seasonal workers in the sector was recognised, and mention was made of recent reductions in the number of EU nationals willing to work on our farms. Without the input of foreign seasonal labour, the fear is UK horticultural businesses could suffer competitive disadvantage. Not only that, reputational damage could occur if food supplies are disrupted, with a consequent loss of confidence on the part of the 10 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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consumer in British-grown fruit, vegetables and plants. The argument is therefore that from 2017 we need to pilot a new permit scheme for non-EU workers, in order to prepare ourselves for a successful transition to a post-Brexit world. In other words, we need to factor into our planning for the future of agriculture the possibility that British farmers will no longer be able to enjoy barrier-free access to seasonal labour from EU countries. This demand relates not just to horticulture, but to other sectors in agriculture. Farmers need foreign workers; British workers, for a variety of reasons, are not embracing seasonal work opportunities. Not everyone agrees such a

The need for about 80,000 seasonal workers was recognised in a debate.

scheme is necessary. Migration Watch, for instance, believes the focus should be on investment in technology and incentives to recruit more British workers. Farming, it needs to be said, is already committed to improvements in productivity. Moreover, investment in technology and the workforce takes time to yield positive results. It is a long-term strategy and farmers do not have the luxury of time. They need security of labour supply now. At least now the Government

understands there is widespread political support for a scheme, thanks to last week’s debate. Let us hope it listens and acts accordingly. The need for certainty for farmers extends not only to labour supply, however. Agricultural producers also need to have confidence in the broader economic context. To put it another way, farmers need to know where they are with Brexit. The sooner Government recognises this and comes up with a coherent, workable plan for Brexit, the better. Not just for farmers, but for all of us. FGinsight.com

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Payment changes THE way farmers are given financial support needs a radical overhaul. Currently, it is so difficult to implement that the Rural Payments Agency has not been able to pay everyone their Basic Payment Scheme payments to date, even though they had past experience of the Single Farm Payment system. Scotland and Wales are even worse, after starting from scratch. The current system of payments based on land area has been abused, not only by landowners who have claimed payments without producing anything, but business investors who have bought entitlements because they give a very good return at a time of low interest rates for alternatives. Support payments are not getting to all producers who need them, in many cases desperately. So is it not time to give serious consideration to abandoning area-based payments and going back to production-based ones? This would mean only producers of livestock and crops would get the support they need. While I appreciate history shows production-based payments are not as simple as they sound, they could be made much easier for farmers to understand. They will be able to get away from the current system which is so complex many need an agent to apply for them at unnecessary cost. I hope in the interval between now and leaving the EU, serious thought and planning can go into changing and simplifying the support payment system so only producers get paid. Simon Lloyd, Seaton Burn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Cattle penalties not making sense IS it not a good thing that during the life of a calf born on a hill or dairy farm, it might, through multiple ownership, gradually work its way towards fertile lower plains and valleys? There, fodder is plentiful and, for the fattening animal, life is good. Does such a tradition, evolved over centuries, not only benefit the animal itself, but bring economic benefits to upland and lowland farmers alike? The consumer benefits because the animal is fattened more cheaply. The planet benefits because there is less need to haul huge amounts of grain on long and expensive journeys. So why have big abattoirs taken it upon themselves to discriminate against cattle which have moved from their original farm by making arbitrary deductions on cattle with three movements or more? And why has the NFU or some other organisation not challenged this affront to liberty and free trade in the courts?

Also, I might suggest a radical remedy to those abattoirs being supplied with up to 50 per cent of cattle outside their specifications. Use skilled and experienced buyers to select cattle which meet your specification through the live auction system. After all, it worked before. Richard Whitton, Cartmel, Cumbria.

UK milk crisis issues worsening THE milk crisis is becoming a major social problem. How many of the 8,000 non-aligned producers have bills they cannot pay? I believe there are many, so what are we doing about it? So far we have failed to get dairies to listen and pay – soon it will be too late for many producers. We are asking for dairies to make the public realise a farm business cannot continue to produce milk at prices below the cost

of production, or do without milk. First Milk is paying 17.14ppl to Mid Wales. No-one can run a business at those prices. Milk is short at present, spot prices are towards 50ppl and future production has a big question mark over it. I can give a big list of factors which will prevent production improving. Muller telephoned me recently and stated it was recruiting in my area and would I like to join. When Muller offers a realistic price, I will consider a contract. The future of milk production looks volatile, and over the last two years low prices have drained many farms of vital capital, allowed no investment and demoralised farm suppliers. This is a time when every farmer should take stock, make a decision as to whether milk production is their future and get out before they have more bad debts. Please can someone get some common sense into the industry to give genuine hard working farmers an acceptable life. J.A. Challans, Yoxall, Staffordshire. DECEMBER 9 2016 | 11

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INSIGHT After a recently published consultation on biofuels which could put a stop to their production, Abi Kay looks at how the industry supports arable and livestock farmers.

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armers could stand to benefit in more ways than one from the call for the Government to introduce E10, a new ‘greener’ petrol made from animal feed grade wheat. By law, the UK must ensure 10 per cent of its transport fuel comes from renewable sources by 2020. Biofuels companies have suggested using E10 – a petrol which has an ethanol blending ratio of 10 per cent compared to the current 5 per cent – is the best way to meet the target. The process of making ethanol using wheat creates a by-product known as distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a high-protein animal feed comparable to soya.

Biofuels companies have said using E10 is the best way to meet the 2020 target.

Higher crop cap

Alternative Richard Royal, head of Government affairs at Vivergo Fuels, the UK’s biggest producer of bioethanol, said: “Our animal feed provides a high-protein alternative to imported soya, as well as containing additional ingredients and roughage farmers would otherwise have to source elsewhere. “Protein levels provide milk yields equivalent to soya, but crucially this

comes from a stable and secure, duty-free, readily available and low transit British source. “In an uncertain post-Brexit world, it makes sense for British businesses like ours to be supporting British farmers, and vice-versa, rather than relying on imports and exports.”

THE NFU is lobbying for a higher crop cap. Brett Askew, NFU north east combinable crops board chairman, said: “The biofuels industry represents a golden opportunity for UK farmers. It provides a clear uplift to the market and has given arable farmers the confidence and security there is a home for their crops. “The animal feed produced as a

co-product of biofuel production is essential for our dairy farmers who are facing rising feed costs due to the falling pound. “In the forthcoming consultation, the NFU will be asking the Government to set the crop cap at the maximum permitted level of 7 per cent to ensure this industry can run at its full potential.”

INCREASING PRODUCTION PROTEIN concentrates are an integral part of livestock feed, but concerns have been raised for a number of years about European reliance on soya imported from Argentina, Brazil and the United States. EU self-sufficiency in protein-rich feed materials was just 32 per cent in 2011, so work has been ongoing to increase soybean production. Other alternatives being pursued are increased growth of grain legumes such as faba bean, field pea and lupins, as well as forage legumes – mainly alfalfa. But a recent study by AHDB into the benefits of bioethanol co-products found DDGS has 12 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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the potential to replace other ingredients in animal feed. Harley Stoddart, who led the study, said: “DDGS is a home-grown high-protein animal feed which can be used moist or dry, in rations or in formulations, across a broad range of species including beef and dairy cows, sheep, pigs and poultry. “It is a good news story, a genuine dual purpose crop. Wheat in the field becomes high-protein animal feed and bioethanol for fuel.”

Creation Vivergo Fuels takes up to 100,000t of wheat each month to create bioethanol. It claims to be paying farmers £1 million more than they would receive

if they exported their produce, and their animal feed provides for about 20 per cent of UK dairy cows. Vivergo managing director Mark Chesworth believes about 40 per cent of the UK’s dairy cows could be fed by the company’s DDGS if Government Ministers agreed to introduce E10 fuel. He said: “It is essential the UK Government is supportive in terms of increasing the current bioethanol blending ratio in UK petrol, so Vivergo Fuels can provide a long-term, sustainable and secure domestic market for UK farmers.” But the growth supported by the biofuels industry could be under threat from Department for Transport (DfT) proposals to cut the volume of crops

allowed to be used for biofuels from 7 per cent to 2 per cent. Another option being considered is 0 per cent – an effective ban. The DfT has proposed such a low cap under the Renewable Energy Directive to avoid inadvertently increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Global This has happened in other parts of the world, where previously non-farmed lands were cleared to replace food crops which were diverted to biofuels production. The phenomenon is known as indirect land use change, but it has not been an issue in the UK.

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‘Smoke and mirrors’ keeps milk price low rIncreases are ‘two

months too late’ By Alex Black

LACK of transparency in the dairy supply chain is keeping milk prices low, according to NFU Scotland milk committee chairman Graeme Kilpatrick. There has been a lag on market price increases reaching the farmgate and United Farmers for Real Action said it was considering protests if the price did not reach 30ppl soon. But Mr Kilpatrick said it had not

reached this level because the primary producer did not have enough bargaining power. He said: “It is a historic problem. The processor blames the retailer and the retailer blames the processor. “This smoke and mirrors is going to have to stop. Every time new contracts come out, producers’ bargaining power gets further eroded.”

Time lag Mr Kilpatrick warned processors that farmers would be expecting the same time lag when the market changed again. Dairy analyst Chris Walkland said

The pound strengthening against the euro has affected dairy market prices.

the 30ppl level was being hit by an increasing number of processors, but it was two months too late. The pound strengthening against the euro had also affected market prices. Mr Walkland said this would have tempered actual milk price equivalent (AMPE) prices by 2ppl. He said: “It should be 30ppl now with sterling at the level it was in early to mid-November. Now it should probably be 28-29ppl.” Arla’s price has been affected by its currency smoothing mechanism and Mr Kilpatrick said this was affecting other processors’ prices as they said they needed to remain competitive. He said: “As far as I am concerned, it should not be an excuse for other companies.” Mr Kilpatrick said there was no

incentive to produce more milk and there was going to be a shortage of cream, butter and cheese. Analysis from AHDB claimed there would be enough cream for Christmas, but ‘it will rely on fat being diverted from butter manufacturing to cream manufacturing’.

Announcements Dairy Crest announced last week its milk price would reach 30ppl in February. Arla raised its milk price to owners to 24.63ppl in December and Muller’s January price was announced at 25.44ppl, plus the retailer supplement. Mr Walkland encouraged producers to ‘focus on the fact the market is moving in the right direction’. “There should be decent returns next year,” he said. “There has to be.”

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COMMENTATORS need to stop ‘talking the market down before it is even up’, according to one analyst. John Allen of Kite Consulting said: “We acknowledge that, in the end, bust will follow a boom, but we have yet to see the boom of 2017.” Mr Allen said Kite was positive about dairy prospects for next year. He said: “We are in a supply side recovery with more milk price rises to follow those recently announced.” He pointed to reductions in milk supplies around the world, with output down 10 per cent in the UK, 7 per cent in Germany and France and 7.5 per cent in New Zealand year-on-year. World output is forecast to be down

year-on-year, despite increased output in the US and India. Mr Allen said: “In our opinion, there is little prospect of turning these output falls around until quarter three of 2017, unless there are massive price hikes twinned with perfect weather.

Planning “Retailers and food service businesses had better have booked ahead as they are facing processors which do not have a product to sell at present, which is not something they have been used to seeing.” He said he expected UK price increases to continue during the first half of 2017. FGinsight.com

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Store lamb trade remains buoyant rFarmers must hit

spec, say marts By Ben Briggs

STRONG store lambs are continuing to fetch good prices but auctioneers have warned farmers not to keep hold of lambs which are over-fat and could drag down averages. Some farmers had reported a slump in the store lamb trade in mid-November, but prices were still upwards of £62-63 for stronger sorts passing through marts this week. Ted Ogden, auctioneer at Skipton, said: “Around November 25 the fat lamb trade came back a bit, which knocked confidence in the store trade as well, but that has passed and trade is back up to good levels for store animals. “Strong short-keep lowland stores

If trade is to remain strong going in to next year then farmers will have to give the market what it wants ARCHIE HAMILTON have been achieving in the late sixties [£65-70] and medium-keep lambs have been either side of £60.” With good autumn weather meaning more dairymen than normal kept cows out for longer, Mr Ogden said some store dealers

Business briefs SALES OF CHEDDAR DOWN n SALES of traditional Cheddar have reduced by 8 per cent year on year but sales of blue and continental cheeses have increased, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel. Brits bought 0.6 per cent more cheese and Cheddar still holds 53 per cent of the market in the year to August 14. Continental cheese sales have increased by 5.7 per cent and blue cheese by 7.8 per cent. Sales of regional cheeses have also reduced by 0.7 per cent. As people’s shopping habits have changed, shoppers were buying more per trip and more often. Sales of mini

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cheeses grew 8.5 per cent. However, there has been a consistent decrease in the average price per kilo. GRAHAM’S NAMED NUMBER ONE SCOTTISH DAIRY BRAND n GRAHAM’S The Family Dairy has been named number one Scottish dairy brand and Scottish food brand in the official Scottish Brand Review 2016. It also came second in Scottish food and drink brand, after Irn Bru. This year Graham’s has acquired Glenfield Dairy in Fife and launched two new products high protein, Quark and Organic Whole Milk with cream at the top.

Trade is back up to good levels for store animals.

had bought later in the year as they waited for grass-keep to become available.

Hogget sales Now the weather had turned, however, he said thoughts were turning to hogget sales and those buyers on the lookout for lambs to put on grass-keep for the next four to five months. Archie Hamilton, head of sheep sales at Longtown, warned farmers they needed to ensure lambs met buyers’ needs. He said: “The fat trade was ahead of the store trade at one point but the

stores have come back. Some of the stores we have seen in recent weeks have been smaller and therefore cheaper and easier to buy. “If trade is to remain strong going in to next year then farmers will have to give the market what it wants. Thick, fat sheep are no good and there is no point farmers making them this size when this is not what the buyers are looking for.” Mr Hamilton said Longtown sold 3,500 store lambs on Tuesday (December 6), with stronger animals achieving £62-63 and the smaller, horned hill types selling for between £32-33.

John Deere reports short-term Brexit gains BREXIT has brought short-term benefits for John Deere, but the longer term is more uncertain. In a company update, Tony Huegel, director of investor relations at Deere and Co, said exports of used equipment had been ‘much more attractive’ due to shifts in the exchange rate. “In the short-term, we are likely to see some higher level of sales, as most of those customers there are expecting they will see some price increases, as most manufacturers are importing into the UK,” he told the briefing. But he said longer term there would be ‘more downside than upside’. The agricultural industry outlook in EU states is forecast to be down

about 5 per cent in 2017 due to low crop prices and farm incomes and persistent pressure on the dairy sector.

France France is its largest European market and poor harvests have affected farm incomes. “Clearly that is going to put pressure on sales there,” he said. However, he did emphasise Europe was always a ‘mixed bag’ and country by country there may be ‘strength versus weakness’. Elsewhere, agricultural sales in the US and Canada were forecast to be down between 5 and 10 per cent. In South America, sales of tractors and combines were projected to be up 15 per cent in 2017.

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Biggest UK soya feed shipment r54 tonnes of

segregated cargo By Alex Black THE biggest cargo of soya bean to the UK has landed in Teesside. The 54,000-tonne shipment has docked at Glencore’s feed store and distribution centre at Teesport. The Adriana Rose travelled more than 6,500 miles from the Glencore crushing facility in Timbues, Argentina, carrying a segregated cargo of high-protein soya bean meal and high-fibre soya bean hulls. The Timbues facility crushes more than 21,000t of soya beans per day. Glencore UK managing director James Maw said: “It gives quality assurance and traceability from buying soya beans direct from farms in Argentina, through the Glencore crush facility at Timbues, to arranging shipment by our freight division in Rotterdam and into our store in Teesport.”

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‘Bumper 2017’ for Irish beef r‘Significant’ amount

destined for the UK By Alex Black

A BUMPER year for Irish beef production has been forecast for 2017, according to AHDB Beef and Lamb. With 2016 a strong year for supplies, cattle throughputs are expected to be at their highest in more than a decade next year. Cattle kill this year has been estimated at 1.64 million head, up about 80,000 on the year.

Profile Bord Bia estimated there were 71,000 more male cattle in the slaughter age profile on Irish farms on September 1, and more than 50,000 more females than in 2015. Debbie Butcher, senior analyst at

Uncertainty is likely to remain a factor of trade on both sides of the Irish Sea DEBBIE BUTCHER AHDB Beef and Lamb, said: “As always it is crucial we are aware of developments in Irish beef production as it has the potential to impact on the market situation here, given the UK market accounts for about half of Irish beef and veal exports. “These higher numbers for next year are primarily a result of the growth in aggregate cow numbers

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The increased beef herd in Ireland is likely to hit prices in the UK.

in recent years and the subsequent increase in calf registrations.” She said a ‘significant number’ of the increased production was likely to be on the UK market.

Exchange rates “Much will depend on the movement in exchange rates and relative prices compared to UK product,” she said. “Currently, a narrowing price differential between the two regions due to weakening sterling and increased domestic supplies in

US yields squeeze UK soybean prices VOLATILITY for feed buyers meant the focus should be on forward contracts, according to KW Alternative Feeds senior trader Chris Davidson. Bumper soybean yields in most regions of the US have pushed UK prices down to lows not seen since May, but Mr Davidson warned it could change considerably in the coming months.

Bottom “US soybean futures prices are already starting to indicate we are at, or very close to, the bottom of the market,” he said. “And with the US harvest out of the way, the main focus for markets will be the uncertainty round new crop plantings in South America and continuing strong global demand.” In Brazil, plantings were more than 50 per cent complete, but some of the Argentinian soybean area was expected to switch to cereals this year. The unknown impact of weather on South American plantings and crop establishment also posed a risk to prices. “At 395 million bushels, predicted

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the UK has had a positive impact on trade from the UK perspective. “Uncertainty is likely to remain a factor of trade on both sides of the Irish Sea.” Dr Kevin Hanrahan, an economist at Teagasc, added: “In Ireland the reliance on the UK market means the fall in sterling contributed to the estimated 5 per cent drop in Irish finished cattle prices.” Across the EU, he said beef supplies were forecast to increase next year but demand was ‘not particularly strong’.

US year-end soybean stocks will cover some shortfall in South American production,” he said. “But there are suggestions the US Department of Agriculture estimate does not account for the full extent of potential demand. “We are also seeing increased levels of investment fund buying now there’s much greater scope for soybean prices to lift than fall, and this will only add further volatility to any market reactions.” Mr Davidson advised buyers to seriously consider booking any remaining winter protein requirements now. He said summer contracts at similar rates were attracting interest as buyers looked to guard against a repeat of last year’s early summer supply shortages. Rapemeal prices remained firm with potential tight supply in December and January’s high demand. Mr Davidson also highlighted prices of alternative starch feeds typically remained better value than cereals and suggested those who have home-grown cereals could sell and buy in alternative feeds. FGinsight.com

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Edited by Danusia Osiowy – 01772 799 413 – danusia.osiowy@fginsight.com

They might just be for Christmas, but managing so many special trees starts early in the year and requires attention as they grow. Rachel Lovell reports.

PICTURES: FARLAP

Christmas is big business for tree grower

Trees are sold direct to customers, making the most of their story.

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t is fair to say when Stuart and Jennie Kirkup do something, they do it properly. This year they floored the UK’s Christmas tree growing industry by winning seven national awards from the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, including champion grower. As a result, not only will their trees now be centre stage outside No 10 Downing Street and in its famous pillared hall, but one of Jennie’s wreaths will also adorn its front door. But this is not what Stuart originally planned for his career, having graduated with a first-class honours degree in civil engineering. He says: “I’m not from a farming family. This all came about after I took on some temporary work with the previous owner when I moved to Devon in 2000. I spent the first season here helping out, before starting my office job.”

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Our customers love the fact all our trees are grown within a half-hour’s drive of the outlet STUART KIRKUP But it was the outdoor life which suited Stuart, and when he heard Dartmoor Christmas Tree Farm was up for sale a year later, he and wife Jennie went for it. “We bought the original 18 acres for £210,000 in 2002. It had been planted up in sections since 1990, so it was well established and I knew my way around it,” Stuart says.

Initially, the couple sold trees wholesale to garden centres as was the case in the existing business model, but about seven years ago they realised selling the trees direct was the best route to go, making more of the story of how and where they are grown. In 2002 they set up a seasonal shop at Haldon Forest, a local Forestry Commission Reserve just outside Exeter. “We weren’t sure what to expect at first, but the reaction we had was fantastic,” he says.

Fresh “Our customers love the fact all our trees are grown within a half-hour’s drive of the outlet, and we continually cut trees through December to keep fresh stock coming in.” After clearing the post-Christmas harvesting debris, the tree growing cycle starts in late February, when replacement seedlings are planted next to the harvested

stumps or laid out in fresh rows on the farm’s newly-leased land. “We have to wait until the end of February as the moor is so cold mid-winter your fingers are numb after 20 minutes of work. As such, it’s usually the time of year we take a family holiday,” says Stuart. The young plants are raised by nurseries in Denmark, but their arrival date can be unpredictable, as Stuart explains. “As it is so much colder there, they can’t always physically get the seedlings out of the ground – it’s just frozen solid. “We buy them as ‘two plus ones’, which means they have spent two years in a seed bed and one year in a nursery bed.” Once in the ground it will take up to 10 years for the trees to reach harvest size, although it depends on variety. “For Fraser Firs, it’s six to eight years, but for Nordmann FGinsight.com

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Farm facts ■ Rain: 2,000mm per year ■ Soil: 30-35.5cm (12-14in) of peat subsoil over granite, low acidity ■ Altitude: 304 metres (1,000ft)

and Noble Firs it can be more like eight to 10,” says Stuart. Trees are priced according to species and size, with a 6ft Fraser Fir going for £39. “Sometimes people question the price, but when you compare a typical £20 spend on a bunch of flowers which take less than a year to grow and last you a week, the centrepiece of your Christmas which takes eight years to grow and lasts you a month for just twice this price is a good deal.” Planting is generally complete by the end of April or early May, at which point they spray for pests. “Woolly aphids are the biggest challenge for Fraser Firs, while silver aphids go for the Nordmanns.

above sea level and above the Dartmoor snow line ■ Trees grown: Fraser Firs, Nordmann Fir, traditional Norway spruce, Noble Fir

■ Land: 7.3 hectares (18 acres) owned, plus 6ha (15 acres) leased since 2014. 16ha (40 acres) will be leased next year, with capacity for another 120,000 trees

Stuart Kirkup

Buds are rubbed to encourage growth.

Pests “Still, we are one of the few places in the UK which can actually grow Frasers, as the farm here is at 1,000ft altitude, above the Dartmoor snow line, so we get a good winter kill on pests.” Fertiliser is applied in April and May, while weedkiller is applied by knapsack three times a year. The farm must also be deer fenced, as the animals will nibble branches and rub the central trunk with their antlers. This is an issue when the cosmetic appearance of trees is central to their value. “I would say most of the work we do is getting the trees to look right.” To achieve the ideal Christmas tree shape, Stuart and his team spend a lot of time pruning trees FGinsight.com

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Security round the farm is tight.

and ‘rubbing buds’ to encourage the branches to fill properly. Caning the ‘leaders’, the allimportant top of the tree where the star or angel sits, to ensure they are straight is also important. The farm even has perches dotted throughout to stop birds sitting on the tree tops and damaging them. “A traditional spruce can be Saplings arrive from Denmark when they are three years old.

Bamboo is used to keep tree tops straight.

pruned in 10 seconds, while Nordmanns are my least favourite as they can take a good two minutes each,” Stuart adds.

Arduous This may not sound too arduous a task, but when there are 135,000 trees to tend to you can see how the farming year quickly fills up.

A tree chosen for trimming for wreath-making.

“I can cane 1,200 trees in one day and I think I’m actually the fastest in the country at it.” It is clearly a seasonally-weighted business when it comes to staff however. For 10 months each year, Stuart’s only colleague is his assistant Gary, on a 16 hours a week contract. But come November there are 25 staff once you count

in all the retail, chainsaw and transport operators. Stuart says this year’s crop of trees are doing well, benefiting from the four frosts which hit in a single weekend in October. “Christmas tree growers get excited by a good frost as it closes the tree down, the sap stops rising, setting solid to hold the needles in place. It means you are nearly there,” Stuart smiles. “There are certainly some tough times growing Christmas trees, because for 10 months of the year you are not seeing anything for the effort you are putting in. But, at the same time, it’s something I absolutely love doing and the sense of reward in the busier times is terrific.” Meanwhile, Jennie has been creating industry-leading wreaths from the farm’s trees for 15 years, and she has won champion wreath and the coveted spot on Number 10’s door five times previously. Noble Firs are the best species to use, she says, as they hold onto their needles the longest.

Enchanted But what about Christmas in the Kirkup household? Their four children, Harry, nine; Sam, seven; and five-year-old twins Katie and Sophie, are just as enchanted by Christmas as any children, so their tree has to be just right. “We always have a Fraser Fir. I’ll choose it in November and remember where it is,” says Stuart. As for the future of Dartmoor Christmas Tree Farm, Stuart is still planning what’s next after their outstanding set of award wins. “I took on this business as I wanted to be my own boss and make something work. “When I bought the place I said I wanted it to be the best in the country within 10 years. It took me 14, but I got there.” 22 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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Edited by Teresa Rush – 01787 282 822 – teresa.rush@fginsight.com

Amid uncertain times, visitors to CropTec 2016 were able to glean latest information on crop nutrition, reducing risk, new tools for crop protection and the potential offered by new breeding techniques. Teresa Rush, Marianne Curtis and Abby Kellett report.

Taking steps to make yields more consistent rResilient rotations

are key to yields

STATIC or falling yields are a concern for many growers but steps can be taken to make rotations less risky and yields more consistent. Will Gemmill, head of farming at Strutt and Parker, which collects data on 130 farms, said in 1999 the average wheat yield was 9t/ha (3.6t/acre). “There has been a very gradual increase in wheat yields but they are pretty much flatlining at the moment which is a concern,” he said.

Skill factor “Year to year, consistency is likely to become more difficult. The top 10 per cent of our growers maintain consistency – they look at soil management, soil status and plant

Visitors were keen to find out more about the latest arable developments.

Year to year, consistency is likely to become more difficult WILL GEMMILL

WILL HYBRID WHEAT EVER TAKE OFF IN THE UK? WHILE hybrid wheat is nothing new, breeders have learned more about what not to do. Independent wheat consultant Bill Angus said since early research was published, new techniques had developed to improve selection and it was cost of seed production and lack of seed purity that had held UK hybrid wheat uptake back. He said: “The benefits are higher and more consistent yield, for example with second wheats on light land and in take-all situations. It is fusarium-resistant and has good physical grain characteristics. It is also competitive to black-grass.” Hybrid wheat also offered

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better specific weights and fared better in untreated trials even with the same disease susceptibility as conventional wheats, said Mr Angus.

Climate “However, the UK is perhaps one of the least favourable countries for hybrid wheat because of its benign climate and high yield potential,” he said. But with large agrochemical companies showing increasing interest in genetics this situation may change, he added. “Twenty to 25 per cent of the UK could be hybrid wheat. Feed, bread, biscuit and distilling – it can do them all.”

populations, using variable seed rates. There is also the management skill factor.” Extending from a three-year to a five-year rotation, such as milling wheat/oilseed, rape/feed, wheat/ spring and barley/spring beans, could build resilience, allowing better control of weeds such as black-grass, he said, but including barley and beans led to a £70/ha (£28/acre) reduction in farm average gross margin.

Spring cropping “Spring cropping is higher risk but we can mitigate this,” he said. He suggested cultivating dry and

early to an appropriate depth to remove compaction, appropriate crop choice for soil type and care over following crop choice, such as spring barley followed with another spring break. He also urged farmers to look at disease resistance when selecting varieties. “The difference between a score of 7 for resistance and 4 is a saving of 60 per cent on fungicides.” Wheat varieties Skyfall, KWS Siskin, Spyder, Evolution and Graham had scored highest on untreated yield in AHDB 2016 Recommended List trials, said Mr Gemmill.

GENE EDITING TO TACKLE AGRONOMIC ISSUES RESEARCHERS are showing that gene editing has the ability to tackle powdery mildew, pod shatter and facilitate nitrogen fixation in wheat crops. Professor Helen Sang of the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, said genome editing involved using enzymes to go into a genome (complete set of genes) and cut DNA at an identified sequence. “It always repairs and often forms a mutation. It is a new way of introducing genetic modification,” she said. Chinese researchers have used this technique to ‘knock out’ the wheat gene conferring susceptibility to powdery mildew. “There was no

infection in these plants,” she said. The John Innes Centre, Norwich, has identified the gene involved in pod shatter in oilseed rape and mutated it. It is also working on genetically engineering crops such as wheat so they can fix nitrogen, she added. However, such techniques are not yet legal beyond the research laboratory in the UK and discussions were needed regarding regulation, said Prof Sang. She said: “We must use them wisely. We need some form of regulation to deal with, for example, herbicide tolerance and any risks. We may find that many consumers are willing to consider it if they can see the benefits.” DECEMBER 9 2016 | 23

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ARABLE CROPTEC

Challenges remain despite new crop protection tools rOngoing threat to

active ingredients

CROP protection messages at CropTec in recent years have centred around the development of resistance in disease, pests and weeds, together with the loss of active ingredients via regulatory or, in some cases, political processes. While these issues were still very much to the fore this year, there was also some positive news in the

form of new products, as well as varieties with good disease resistance ratings. Speaking in the crop protection seminar, NIAB technical development director Bill Clark flagged up new fungicide developments including Bayer’s newly-launched Ascra XPro (fluopyram+bixafen), which was showcased at the event, Solatenol from Syngenta, approval for which is hoped for in time for use in spring 2017, plus in-development Revysol from BASF and Inatreq from Dow AgroSciences.

Future

Without key products the situation for farmers could become very serious, very quickly GUY GAGEN

With the new fungicides between them delivering new SDHI and triazole actives and formulations, plus a new mode of action, the future for fungicide use was two, three and four-way mixtures, said Mr Clark. This advice was echoed at the show by Adama technical specialist Andy Bailey, who was advising use of three-way stacks of SDHI, azole and multi-site chemistries for effective disease control in winter wheat. “But it is important to ensure that the multi-site chemistry does not impact on triazole uptake,” he said. However, while growers and agronomists will undoubtedly welcome the arrival of new disease control tools, there were reminders of how few new products make it to market, as well as the ongoing threats to existing active ingredients. Simon Leak, of crop protection seminar stream sponsor Belchim, highlighted the rising development time and costs associated with bringing new products to market, while NFU chief combinable crops adviser

Two, three and four-way fungicide active substance mixes are the way forward for septoria control, NIAB’s Bill Clark told CropTec.

Guy Gagen urged CropTec visitors to be ready to talk to the public about crop protection, including the importance of glyphosate in weed control programmes ahead of the decision on its re-approval in December 2017.

Public perception Mr Gagen stressed the importance of creating a link between farmers’ use of crop protection products and their role in their businesses, to aid public perception of how plant protection products are used. He said: “We still have to deal with regulatory pressures coming

through the EU, these are not going away, and without key products the situation for farmers could become very serious, very quickly. “There is an increasingly political element in conflict with the scientific evidence. This means farming has to be present in the public debate and so we need farmers to talk about their work. “Both UK and European politicians have provided forums for us to deliver our message on plant protection products but they want to hear direct from farmers on how important these products are on their farms.”

Shifts in practice highlight black-grass control efforts BLACK-GRASS continues to dominate the weed control agenda but while CropTec visitors were reporting some winter wheat crops had already been sprayed off this autumn because of high levels of infestation, there were also indications progress was being made in tackling the weed. A board in the Bayer Black-grass Hub, asking visitors to share their thoughts on what was making a positive difference to black-grass control, revealed delayed drilling 24 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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and spring cropping as the most popular options.

Black-grass clinic Agrii’s black-grass clinic aimed to share the company’s 15 years of experience at its Stow Longa black-grass site in Cambridgeshire. The work has identified a dozen or so fundamentals of black-grass control, including moving as little soil as possible to wake up the least amount of black-grass seed and employing two spring crops

(or more) in a row if necessary. According to Agrii head of agronomy Colin Lloyd and head of trials Steve Corbett, a key point of discussion with growers at the show was how existing drills could be set up or adapted to minimise soil movement. Among Agrovista’s work on blackgrass was a simple and cheap sprayer modification to boost the number of spray droplets, which was claimed to have a dramatic effect on the performance of pre-emergence blackgrass herbicides. It uses two back-to-

back nozzle apertures fitted to a single line, adapted to apply spray forwards and straight down, mimicking a twin-line sprayer. Technical manager Mark Hemmant said the set up raised black-grass control by up to 15 per cent in Agrovista trials.

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ARABLE CROPTEC

Benefits of saving P and K for spring application rWheat yield boost

of up to 1t/ha

Moving from winter to spring P and K application could result in yield boost.

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7 6.5 6.3 6 5.8 5.5

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Barley

Beans

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5.3

Wheat

K (%) 33 52 77 100 100

By doing so, he said growers should be able to maintain an adequate pH with only modest lime inputs every three to five years. To get the most out of liming, he urged growers to source good quality lime. “Particle size is really important when it comes to lime. Frankly some lime should be in a cement mixer not a lime spreader. “Particles finer than 0.25mm are most effective in neutralising soils whereas particles coarser than 1.3mm are of practically no liming value,” said Mr Cogman.

6.8

Oilseed rape

Soil pH N (%) P (%) 4.5 30 23 5.0 53 34 5.5 77 48 6.0 89 52 7.0 100 100 Source: Dr C. Synder

n Less work and reduced passes over the field n Provides nutrients when crop demand is high and so maximum response to application

MINIMUM pH ON MINERAL SOIL

Linseed

pH AND FERTILISER EFFICIENCY

type of N. For example, ammonium sulphate can be much more acidifying than ammonium nitrate, depending upon environmental conditions. “There are other factors such as rainfall and cultivation practice, but arable crop offtake will normally have little impact on your pH.” He advised regular pH testing at a sensible place in the rotation. “If you can get the pH right for the most sensitive crop in the rotation, for example barley or sugar beet, by the time you get to the less sensitive crops, the pH should still be adequate.”

Pasture

arable soils required some form of pH treatment. Mr Cogman said: “We know from independent research that where you have a pH of 6 as opposed to a pH of 7, growers are losing efficiency of nitrogen and phosphate, both of which are expensive inputs.” The interval between required lime applications will vary depending on a number of factors, he said. He added: “pH can change depending on the amount of N you use and the

n Average yield increase of 0.65 tonnes/ha n Storage space is minimised n Fewer fertiliser applications – saving money

Rye-grass

THE importance of lime in increasing nutrient use efficiency was emphasised by LimeX manager Richard Cogman, who said too many growers had soils with a sub-optimal pH. “In 2015, 170,000 pH samples collated via PAAG showed about 20 per cent of samples were at pH 6 or below,” he said. In the CropTec crop nutrition seminar, Jonathan Telfer of Yara suggested more than half of UK

passes required if growers chose to opt for a single application of NPKS in spring.”

Spring application benefits

Oats

Lime to unlock nutrient potential

in the autumn and so this strategy can help spread that workload and potentially reduce the total number of

Potatoes

“There is strong evidence emerging that plants can more efficiently utilise N to build yield when all these nutrients are applied in a single spring NPKS granular product as opposed to being applied separately.” Besides the potential yield increase, Mrs Grundy identified a number of additional benefits associated with spring application. “Workloads are typically greatest

Minimum pH

RECENT research from CF fertilisers has indicated that where P and K indices are greater than one, growers can expect a potential wheat yield increase of up to 1t/ha by opting for spring as opposed to winter application. The work shows a larger yield advantage over previous trial work completed by NIAB, which suggested an average yield increase of 0.3t/ha. Allison Grundy of CF fertilisers said: “Initial trial results are showing yields in wheat can be improved by up to 1t/ ha by applying P and K alongside N and S in the spring rather than as a separate dressing in autumn, as is the conventional practice. “By opting for spring application, you are allowing for uptake when the crop is actively growing, maximising the response to P and K.” Additionally, she said spring K application supported nitrogen uptake, increasing the overall efficiency of the crop, leading to higher yields. This was most effective when applied as a single application.

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RECOMMENDED LISTS ARABLE One of the biggest changes to the latest Recommended Lists is the addition of six soft feed wheats. Teresa Rush reports.

Big changes in soft Group 4 variety RL rSoft wheats return

to list after four years

This year, northern growers aiming for distilling markets have some exciting new varieties to consider

rSeptoria tritici

ratings updated

AFTER a hiatus of four years, soft feed wheats are once again making their mark on the AHDB winter wheat Recommended List with six new varieties added for 2017/18. Bennington and Moulton, from Elsoms Wheat, LG Sundance and LG Motown from Limagrain, Savello from Syngenta, and Hardwicke from KWS join Leeds (KWS) and Myriad (Limagrain), listed in 2013, and Viscount (KWS), listed in 2009. Dr Simon Oxley, AHDB crop production systems head says: “This year, northern growers aiming for distilling markets have some exciting new varieties to consider, with improved yields, first-rate septoria tritici resistance and earlier maturity. “Growers further south looking for uks biscuit export varieties or distilling varieties will also find something new.” In other developments for 2017/18, septoria tritici ratings are now reported to a decimal

place, rather than whole numbers, showing precisely where on the ratings scale varieties lie. Eight of the 11 winter wheat varieties added to the new list have resistance scores of 6.2-7.3.

Resistance While changes in the yellow rust population last season led to a fall in the resistance rating of some recommended winter wheat varieties, this year’s newcomers show good resistance to the disease, with ratings from 7-9. Growers targeting milling wheat markets will be interested to note the new list shows the percentage protein achieved in RL trials grown

AHDB Recommended List – 2017/18 additions Winter wheat n KWS Zyatt (nabim Group 1) n Bennington, LG Sundance, Savello, LG Motown, Moulton, Hardwicke (soft Group 4) n KWS Kerrin, Shabras, Freiston, Dunston (hard Group 4)

Winter oats n RGT Victorious, Griffin (husked) n Peloton (naked)

Spring wheat n KWS Cochise, KWS Chilham (nabim Group 2)

Winter oilseed rape East/West and UK n Flamingo, Nikita (conventional) n Aquila (restored hybrid) n DK Secret (restored hybrid, semi-dwarf) n Ergo (restored hybrid, HEAR)

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Spring oats n Yukon n WPB Elyann (husked)

Winter oilseed rape North and UK n DK Secret (restored hybrid, semi-dwarf)

DR SIMON OXLEY to milling specification, as well as the protein levels reported in all trials (feed and milling). This move sees Skyfall with a protein content rating of 13.1 per cent, KWS Trinity with 12.9 per cent, Crusoe at 13.8 per cent and Gallant at 13 per cent, when grown to milling spec. There is one provisional Group 1 newcomer for 2017/18 in the form of KWS Zyatt, which has a 13 per cent protein content rating when grown to milling spec. Four hard feed varieties join the list: KWS Kerrin, Shabras, Freiston and Dunston, with KWS Kerrin and Shabras (Syngenta) topping the yield table at 106 per cent. MORE RL NEWS See overleaf.

Early maturing variety Savello is listed for the North.

Balancing oilseed rape yields and disease resistance THE oilseed rape lists for 2017/18 reflect a maintaining of yield potential with advances in disease resistance. New varieties show excellent overall resistance to light leaf spot and phoma, says Dr Oxley. Joining the list are conventional varieties Flamingo (KWS – on the East/West list) and Nikita (Limagrain – UK list), alongside restored hybrids Aquila (Limagrain – East/ West), DK Secret (Monsanto – semidwarf) and Ergo (LSPB – HEAR).

Established varieties however claim the top spot in terms of gross output, in the form of conventional varieties Elgar on the East/West list and Anastasia on the North region list.

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ARABLE RECOMMENDED LISTS Key points from the Recommended Lists Winter wheat n 41 varieties now feature on the Recommended List n 11 new varieties added for 2017/18 n New varieties combine better septoria tritici and yellow rust resistance with high yields and agronomics n Biggest change seen in soft feed Group 4, with six varieties added – first for four years n One potential Group 1 added n Yellow rust ratings of new varieties are good n Septoria ratings now reported to a decimal place n Information on percentage protein in trials grown to a milling specification now included

Winter barley newcomers look North OF the three winter barleys added to the new list, two have performed particularly well in the north of the UK. Sunningdale (Syngenta) is a high yielding (109 per cent) hybrid sixrow. Although it has a similar yield to previous list-topper Bazooka, it is earlier maturing with shorter straw – rated 107 for straw height with plant growth regulator,

compared with Bazooka’s 111. Dr Oxley says: “Sunningdale has performed particularly well in the North, where it is the highest yielding variety on the Recommended List. It widens the choice available for six-row hybrid feed varieties to growers throughout the UK.” KWS Cresswell (KWS) is a high

yielding, early maturing two-row feed variety for northern areas. It has stiff straw and good resistance to rhynchosporium, plus resistance to barley yellow mosaic virus. Third variety Funky (KWS) is a high-yielding, early-maturing conventional six-row and currently the only conventional six-row on the list.

Hot weather in mid-July curtailed pea flowering this year.

Winter barley n Three new varieties added n New six-row hybrid feed Sunningdale has joint top yield rating (109 per cent) with Bazooka n Funky is the only conventional six-row on the list Winter oilseed rape n Five winter oilseed rape varieties added n New varieties combine good resistance to light leaf spot and phoma n Newcomers Flamingo and Nikita take second and third spots for gross output on East/ West list after Elgar n Semi-dwarf restored hybrid DK Secret is the shortest variety on the list

A FIRST FOR THE BREWING LIST? THERE are three spring barley varieties joining the list for 2017/18, one of which – Chanson - is the first potential brewing variety lacking a lipoxygenase production gene to be listed. The gene helps improve flavour stability in the end product.

Tests Varieties of this type are already available to growers as Null-Lox spring barleys, but are not on the Recommend List. Further tests are required before Chanson, LG Opera and Dioptric – all of which are under test for brewing, malt distilling and grain distilling – achieve Institute of Brewing and Distilling approval. 28 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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Average pea yields plummet YIELDS in the Pea Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) Recommended List (RL) trials are significantly down, with averages of 3.79 tonnes/hectare (1.5 tonnes/acre), compared to the fiveyear figure of 4.81t/ha (1.92t/acre). Launching the 2017 PGRO RL, the organisation’s principal technical officer, Stephen Belcher, said sunshine levels had been lower than normal this season and the hot weekend of July 18-20 curtailed pea flowering. White pea variety Karpate joins the RL with a top yield of 105 per cent of controls, while Kareni moves to the second year of provisional recommendation (P2), yielding 101 per cent. Large blue variety LG Stallion joins the RL with a first year provisional recommendation (P1), scoring 102 per cent on yield. Mr Belcher said: “It is a good choice in terms of yield, downy mildew resistance [6] and size, with similar maturity to Prophet.”

“Of four candidate varieties, none have gone forward. Some failed because of distinctness problems or yield not being up to scratch,” said Mr Belcher. In the pale hilum category, Tundra, Wizard and Honey stay as fully recommended varieties. Bumble moves from P1 to P2, joining Tundra at top spot for yield at 104 per cent.

Data

Stephen Belcher

Another large blue receiving a P1 is Vertix, which scored 100 per cent on yield. “It is there or thereabouts with the best,” he said. There were no new additions to the winter bean category of the RL and several candidate varieties, including Clipper, were withdrawn from consideration by breeders and agents.

Spring bean data was derived from 10 trials with an average yield of 5.67t/ha (2.27t/acre). New to the RL, with a P1, is LG Cartouche. “Yields were just 1 per cent lower than the best, but it only has a 4 rating – the same as Fuego – for downy mildew resistance,” said Mr Belcher. Lynx moves from P1 to P2 recommendation and joins Vertigo as the top yielder, scoring 103 per cent. “As in 2015, Lynx kept a 7 rating for downy mildew resistance, the best among the pale hilum types.” Pyramid and Babylon were removed from the RL. FGinsight.com

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SALES Carlisle sees Texels peak at 15,000gns

Edited by Angela Calvert – 07768 796 492 – angela.calvert@fginsight.com

rShearling gimmer

makes top price

FIVE-figure prices were seen several times at the Christmas Stars Texel sale, Carlisle, with a shearling gimmer making the top price of 15,000gns. From the Sportsmans flock from Boden and Davies, Stockport, it stood second at the Royal Welsh Show this term. By Knap Vicious Sid, and in-lamb with a single to Clinterty Yogi Bear, it sold with a single ET pregnancy as luck, to J.C. Innes and Sons. Aberdeen. The same vendors saw another top bid achieved for a shearling gimmer by Vicious Sid. In-lamb to Pant Wolf, it sold to Robert Evans, Shropshire for 13,000gns. Leading the Knap flock bids for

Robert Cockburn, Perthshire, was a Tamnamoney Tuborg Gold Spy daughter at 12,000gns. In-lamb to Clinterty Yuga Khan, it sold to Keith, Alan and Roy Campbell, Argyll.

Gimmer Making the same money was a Strathbogie-bred shearling gimmer in-lamb to Strathbogie Yes Sir. By Aman Vyrnwy Dya, its dam’s sister bred a son which previously sold for 35,000gns. It was knocked down to Kenny Pratt, Aberdeenshire. A lot from Robert Wilson, Aberdeenshire, of the Milnbank flock was next best at 10,000gns. By Glenside Valhalla and in-lamb to Strathbogie Yes Sir, it sold to W.K. Duthie, Brechin. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Selby realises 330p/kg THE Christmas show of prime cattle at Selby was judged by Chris Wright, Boston, who chose a Limousin cross steer from S.A. Swales, Melbourne, as his overall champion. Weighing 588kg, it later sold for 330p/kg to the judge. Reserve was a Limousin cross heifer from J. and R. Waind, Malton.

It weighed 564kg and sold at 294.5p/kg to D. Broster, Huddersfield. A home-bred Limousin cross headed the bull championship for J. and J.I. Booth, Sutton. It weighed 596kg and sold at 234.5p/kg to Parkin Butchers, Crowle. Auctioneers: Selby Livestock Auction Mart.

Knighton Christmas sale receives good lamb entry OVERALL lamb trade was steadier at the Christmas fatstock show and sale, Knighton, which saw the champion pen of 50kg Texel cross lambs from Price Bros, Knighton, sell to a high of 210p/kg (£105/head). The same vendor sold a pen of 48kg Beltex crosses for 195p/kg (£93.50/head) and 45kg Beltex crosses at 190p/kg (£93.50/head), while at 182p/kg (£71.80/head) were a pen of 39.5kg Texel crosses from K. and J. Davies, Cefncoch. 30 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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A shearling gimmer from Boden and Davies, Stockport, which sold to J.C. Innes and Sons, Aberdeen, for the top price of 15,000gns.

Limousin cross from J.M. and S.M. Priestley, Brampton.

Fatstock in demand at Cockermouth THE Cockermouth Christmas show champion, a Limousin cross heifer from J.M. and S.M. Priestley, Brampton, sold for the top price of 440p/kg (£2,367.20). Weighing 538kg, it sold to the judge Stephen Wilson, Carlisle. Reserve went to Alice Skelton, Maryport, with her 605kg British Blue cross heifer, which later

sold at 320p/kg (£1,936/head) to G. Chapman, Birkenhead. Champion lambs were a pair of Texels from R.E. Miller, Aspatria. They weighed 51kg and sold for £140/head to butchers Haighs, Workington. Auctioneers: Mitchells Livestock Auctions.

Champion pair of lambs from R.E. Miller, Aspatria.

Cull ewes sold to a top of £129.50 for Texel ewes from S.A. Cherry, Knighton, while cull rams sold to £124 for a Texel ram from N.T. Davies, Neaudd. The Mule ewe section was headed by a lot from V.P. and D.E. Jones, Llangunllo, selling for £67.50. AVERAGES Lambs, 168.58p/kg (£73.46/head); cull ewes, £61.56; cull rams, £89.91. Auctioneers: McCartneys. FGinsight.com

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SALES rHeifer Panda Lucky

O’Kalibra tops trade

THE 30th anniversary of the Black and White sale at Carlisle saw 33 heifers sell above the 4,000gns mark, with a lot from Molly Westwood’s Panda herd, Somerset, leading the trade at 18,000gns. June 2016-born Panda Lucky O’Kalibra was the choice heifer, going home with the Thisillda Syndicate, south west Scotland. By Luck-E Absolute Awesome Red and a granddaughter of the 2015 world champion Decrausaz Iron Okalibra EX97, this was the first progeny from this cow to be offered for sale. A Val-Bisson Doorman daughter, from Absolute Genetics, Kirkham, Lancashire, was next best at 15,000gns. March-born heifer Absolute Doorman Tangfastic is out of EX95 Kingsway Sanchez Arangatang and sold to Elite Street Genetics, Co Cork. The Feizor herd from the Booth

family, Austwick, sold a July 2016born heifer out of the 2014 World Dairy Expo red and white champion, Luke-E Advent Kandie Red, for 9,000gns. By Pol Butte Mc Beemer, it was the first progeny of Kandie to sell in Europe and was knocked down to Designer Holsteins, Essex.

Daughter Following at 8,000gns was the February 2016-born Braedale Goldwyn daughter Nobold TLC Gold Bambi, from Mike Roberts and TLC Genetics, Shropshire. Out of the 2013 all Canadian winning three-yearold Aingers Advent Bambi EX942E, the heifer was bought by the Bambi partnership, Cheshire. A. and J. Whittaker and G. Jones, Shrewsbury, took the same money for Knowlesmere Jones Sol Aloof. August 2016-born, it is out of Knowlesmere Goldwyn Abrakaboom VG89, the 2016 UK Dairy Day grand champion. A daughter of Walnutlawn Solomon, its sister, was top price at last year’s black and white

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Whatmore Yawn, from Steve and Sara Gibbons, Brecon, which sold for 4,500gns to A. Richardson, Co Fermanagh.

Blue Texels sell well at Carlisle Sapphire sale BLUE Texels went under the hammer at Carlisle in the Sapphire sale, which saw a top price of 4,500gns achieved for a shearling gimmer from the Whatmore flock. Consigned by Steve and Sara Gibbons, Brecon, Whatmore Yawn is by Whatmore Wasp and was sold inlamb to Whatmore Yorkie. The buyer was A. Richardson, Co Fermanagh. The Hackney flock of Paul Tippets and Christine Williams, Shifnal, Shropshire, sold two shearling gimmers at 2,500gns each.

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Hackney Yosser was also in-lamb to Alvin, and found a new home with Cormack and McDowell, Billesdon, Leicester. The Whatmore flock continued its success, with another Wasp-sired shearling selling for 2,200gns. Whatmore Yeast sold in-lamb to Yorkie, to H. Griffiths, Batley, West Yorkshire. AVERAGES Whatmore flock, 9 shearling gimmers, £1,636.83; Hackney flock, 8 shearling gimmers, £1,246.88; Jonsland flock, 5 shearling gimmers, £556.50; 6 ewe lambs, £346.50; Sams flock, 11 shearling gimmers, £630.95; 15 ewe lambs, £354.90. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

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Panda herd to 18,000gns high

The premier dairy sale at Carlisle saw 33 heifers sell above 4,000gns.

sale. The buyer was Richard Watt, Augher, Northern Ireland. AVERAGES 3 Holstein heifers in-milk, £2,800; 10 Holstein in-calf heifers, £3,707.81; 73

Holstein open heifers, £3,945.24; 10 Jersey heifers, £1,963.50; 2 British Friesian heifers, £2,520; 1 Brown Swiss, £5,775; 31 embryos, £513. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

British Blue heads Winslow show AT the 147th Winslow Christmas primestock show and sale held in the town centre, the cattle were judged by Matthew Morris, of Joseph Morris, Kilworth, and the sheep by James Ludgate, Thame. The champion beast from G.R. Fountaine, Milton Keynes, was a 19-month-old British Blue steer weighing 638kg. It sold for 420p/kg (£2,679.60) to the Bell Hotel, Winslow, to feature in its beef nights throughout January. The reserve champion from M.J. Dickens, Milton Keynes, was a 14-month-old Limousin steer weighing 534kg which made 305p/kg (£1,628.70) to Lincolnshire Meat Company, Grantham. The eight steers sold averaged 279.94p/kg and the seven heifers 259.01p/kg. The champion pen of lambs from

Claire Harrison, Braunston, were 49.5kg Beltex/Texels and made £210/head (424p/kg) to the judge. The reserve champions from Katie Haynes, Winslow, were 41kg Texels and made £195/head (476p/ kg) bought on behalf of Weddel Swift.

Texels Joshua Jack sold 42kg Texels at 257p/kg and Brian Reynolds, Weston Underwood, sold 36.5kg Beltex at £90/head (247p/kg), again bought by Weddel Swift. The 160 lambs within the SQQ averaged 213.26p/kg and 199.99p/kg overall. The 42 show ewes averaged £84.62/head, topping at £127/head for Texels from D.W. Gurney, selling to Romford Hallal. Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.

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Dark Diamond Suffolks reach 7,500gns high to top of 5,800gns

THE Dark Diamonds Suffolk sale at Carlisle recorded a top price of 7,500gns, paid for a shearling gimmer from George Stuart, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, for his Birness flock. By Jubilee Jackpot and out of

Market record achieved at Ross-on-Wye ROSS-On-Wye recorded a best ever trade at the Christmas cattle market, where a centre record was broken. A home-bred Limousin heifer weighing 560kg from Darrell and Sarah Cheacker, Bristol, took the overall championship honours and later sold for £3,077/head (£5.50/ kg). It was bought by Cornwalls Family Butchers, Ross-On-Wye. The reserve champion was a 504kg heifer from A.D. Bishop, Eldersfield, Gloucester. It sold for 350p/kg to the show judge Wayne Randall, Abersychan. Auctioneers: R.G. and R.B. Williams.

British Blue sets centre record A CENTRE record was achieved at the Christmas prime beef show and sale at Gaerwen, when a British Blue from J.R. Owen, Cae Warren, Llandyfrydog, sold to a high of £3,912/head (600p/kg). The heifer, weighing 652kg, was tapped out as the champion before being sold to Llechwedd Meats, Llangefni. The reserve champion ticket was awarded to a Limousin steer weighing 631kg, from G. Roberts, Gaerwen. It sold for £2,271/head (360p/kg) to C. Webb and Son, Northwich, Cheshire. AVERAGES: 103 prime cattle, 231p/kg. Auctioneers: Evans Morgan and Co. 32 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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a Rhaeadr Flash Harry-sired ewe, it sold in-lamb to Limestone Legend to S. Cobbald, Suffolk. An April-born ewe lamb from the Roundacre flock of Ross Lawrence, Devon, realised 5,800gns. A daughter of the 10,000gns Deveronside Doodlebug, it was placed second at this year’s Royal Highland Show and sold to J.B. Renwick and Son, Kelso. A. Fitton, Bolton, was the buyer of a July 2016-born ewe lamb from the Carony flock of L. and M. Liggett, Co Tyrone. By Rhaeadr Ready Mix and out of 7,200gns ewe, it sold for 3,400gns.

Shearling gimmer Two lots sold at 3,000gns. The first was a shearling gimmer from the Lakeview flock of G.C. Beacom, Co Fermanagh. By Strathbogie Jackpot, it was knocked down to Mr Cobbald, Suffolk. Following was a Rhaeadr RingA-Ding-sired ewe from Mr Lawrence. Unbeaten as a 2014 show gimmer, it sold to R. and S. Hiddle-

Ewe lamb, from Ross Lawrence, Devon, which sold for 5,800gns to J.B. Renwick and Son, Kelso. PICTURES: ROBERT SMITH

rRoundacre flock sells

Shearling gimmer, from George Stuart, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, which sold for 7,500gns to S. Cobbald, Suffolk.

ston, Dumfries. AVERAGES Birness flock, 9 shearling gimmers, £2,275; Roundacre flock, 3 ewes, £1,522.50; 3 ewe lambs, £2,485; Carony flock, 5 shearling gimmers, £840; 6 ewe lambs, £1,575; Lakeview flock, 8 ewes,

£829.31; 24 shearling gimmers, £783.13; Castleisle flock, 4 shearling gimmers, £1,785; Forkins flock, 8 shearling gimmers, £1,089.38; Balquhain flock, 8 shearling gimmers, £675.94. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.

Twilight Texels see top price of 5,000gns THE Twilight Texel sale, Carlisle, saw a top price of 5,000gns achieved for a shearling gimmer from the Arkle flock of G. Wilkinson, Cumbria. This 2016 Cockermouth Show class winner is by Milnbank Van Wilder Lym and its maternal sister bred the 20,000gns Arkle Youbet. It sold in-lamb to Midlock Yorkie to A.E. Jones, Llangadog, Dyfed. The Whitehart Spot On-sired shearling gimmer Loosebeare Qel, from E.W. Quick and Son, Devon, sold in a two-way split to T. and V. Illingworth, Dumfriesshire, and C. Cornthwaite, Clitheroe, Lancashire. In-lamb to the ram Loosebeare Coomer, it went for 4,500gns.

Gimmer The Plasucha flock from R. Bennett, Powys, sold to a high of 4,000gns. A gimmer by Crailloch Va Va Voom Mae made the top

Shearling gimmer, from G. Wilkinson, Cumbria, which sold for 5,000gns to A.E. Jones, Llangadog, Dyfed.

price, sold in-lamb to Eden Valley Wiz Kid to J.G. Morton, Penrith. AVERAGES Arkle and Ellenvalley flock, 9 gimmers, £1,615.83; Loosebeare flock, 4 gimmers, £1,824.38; Plasucha flock, 1 gimmer, £4,200; Welsh flock, 3 gimmers, £496; 2 ewe lambs, £2,205; 2 pregnancies, £472.50; Llangwm

flock, 5 gimmers, £625.80; 2 ewe lambs, £1,417.50; Procters flock, 5 gimmers, £940.80; Haddo flock, 5 gimmers, £819; Alwent flock, 9 gimmers, £565.83; Crailloch flock, 6 gimmers, £787.50; Stainton flock, 9 gimmers, £1,615.83; Douganhill flock, 7 gimmers, £882. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington. FGinsight.com

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Overall champion, a British Blue cross heifer, Blueray, from Frank Page, Northamptonshire, which sold for £2,898.20.

Champion pen of lambs, a pair of pure-bred Beltex gimmers, from Andrew Bishop, Gloucestershire, which sold for £178/head.

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heifer takes top spot THE Farmers Guardian-sponsored Christmas fatstock show at Newark saw regular vendor Frank Page, Northamptonshire, claim the champion beast title for the second year running. Judges Joe and Brian Woolley, Sheffield, awarded the top spot to his home-bred 19-monthold British Blue cross heifer Blueray, which was a winner at Agri-Expo and champion at Newport earlier in the year. Weighing 674kg, it went on to sell for the day’s top price of £2,898.20 (430p/kg) to Steven Woolley on behalf of Woolley Brothers Wholesale Meats, Sheffield. Reserve champion was Guinness, a 637kg 16-month-old British Blue cross steer from Charlotte

and Georgia Davies, Gaddesby. It made £1,783.60 (280p/kg) to Tom Deakin for Deakins Butchers, Mansfield. Show steers averaged 250.82p/kg and show heifers 270.25p/kg. Top two places in the bull show went to John Holmes, Plumtree, but it was his younger brother Robert who achieved the top price per kg at 245.4p (£1,608.03) for Limousins. However, John had the top per head of £1,913.50 for an 860kg Limousin.

Cull cows Cull cows sold to 214.5p/kg (£2,127.84) for a 992kg British Blue from T. Holmes, Lincoln. In the sheep section, judge Josh Bustance, Wimberley Farm Shop, Spalding, awarded both the champion and reserve rosettes to Andrew Bishop, Gloucestershire. The champions, pure-bred

Champion pen of pigs, a pair of Large White gilts, from Stan Taylor, Bottesford, which sold for £330/head. FGinsight.com

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There was a strong turnout of show cattle.

Beltex gimmers by an imported ram and weighing 51kg each, made £178/head (349p/kg) to Mr Deakin, who also paid £130/head (295p/kg) for the reserves, 44kg Beltex. Prime sheep returned an SQQ of £173.01p/kg. A pair of Large White gilts, weighing 110kg each, took the pig championship for Stan Taylor, Bottesford. They sold to judge Jim Redfern, Manifold Meats, Stafford-

shire, for 300p/kg (£330/head). The reserves, a pair of 93kg Hampshire gilts from David Hirst, Everton, made 200p/kg (£186/ head) to Mr Deakin. Mr Taylor also had the winning sow, a 305kg Pietrain, which sold for £125p/kg (£381.25) to Miranda and Richard Brown, Lincoln. Show pigs averaged 130p/kg and show sows 68.9p/kg. Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.

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Auctioneer Peter Oven selling fat lambs.

Primestock realise £3,953 at Bakewell rBritish Blue cross

heifer makes top price RECORDS were broken at the Farmers Guardian-sponsored Christmas primestock sale at Bakewell, as the champion lot sold for 670p/kg (£3,953), giving a show cattle average of 279.9p/ kg. The intermediate heifer and overall title winner was a 590kg British Blue heifer from Michael Wynne, Matlock. It sold to the judge Joe Woolley, Sheffield. Reserve was a black Limousin bullock from James Hodkinson, Derbyshire, which weighed 670kg. It sold for 415p/kg (£2,780.50) to Simon Frost on behalf of Owen Taylor and Sons, Leabrooks. The home-bred victor was Jona-

Auctioneer Oliver Hiles.

thon Hall, Longnor, with a British Blue steer which went on to sell for 268p/kg (£1,602) to A Pig’s Tale Farm Shop, Alderwasley. An entry of 715 prime lambs came forward for judging under Jonathan Maycock, Holloway.

Lambs He awarded the championship to the winning heavyweight continental lambs, a pen of five weighing 47.6kg from Paul Slater, Prestbury. They went on to sell for 350p/kg (£166.60/head) to the judge. Mr Slater sold 200 lambs to average a total of £105.21. AVERAGES Show cattle, 279.9p/kg; continental show lambs, 225p/kg. Auctioneers: Bagshaws.

Left to right: Ellie and Michael Wynne, Matlock, and auctioneer Oliver Hiles with the champion, which sold to Joe Woolley, Sheffield.

Gisburn sees Skipton pair take top honours A DOUBLE victory was seen at Gisburn’s Christmas prime cattle event when Clare Cropper and John Mellin, Skipton, took champion and reserve in the pre-sale show. The leading lot was a 498kg red Limousin heifer, which went on to sell for 400p/kg (£1,992/head) to Andrew Sanderson, Baxenden, who also bought the reserve champion, a 516kg black British Blue-sired steer, for 300p/kg (£1,548). The same vendors also sold a 34 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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516kg British Blue heifer for 294p/ kg and a 588kg Limousin heifer for 286p/kg. A. and C. Critchley, Hutton, sold the winning continental steer, weighing 468kg, for 320p/kg, and a Limousin heifer for 310p/kg, both to Countrystyle Meats, Lancaster. AVERAGES Heifers, 220.9p/kg; steers, 230.5p/kg; bulls, 174.6p/kg. Auctioneers: Richard Turner and Son.

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J36 RURAL AUCTION CENTRE TEL: 015395 66200 Tuesday 13th December Christmas Show & Sale of 40 PRIME PIGS Show 9.30am Sale 10.30am followed by 80 Cast, Store & Weaner pigs 2000 PRIME LAMBS Show 11.30am Sale 1pm followed by 500 CAST SHEEP Thursday 15th December 10.15am Weekly Sale of 60 CALVES followed by Monthly Sale of IN-LAMB BREEDING SHEEP Entries to date inc. 120 Mule Ewes scanned IL to Tex x Char due Feb plus sale of 2000 STORE LAMBS Thursday 22nd December 6pm Show & Sale of Dressed Poultry Tuesday 27th December 11am Young Handlers Show of Prime Lambs

FOR SALE PRIVATELY Pedigree Hereford Breeding Bull 20 months old Pedigree Charolais Bull 3YO 8 Lim & BB Heifers with 2mo Lim Calves Contact Ian Atkinson 07766 521472

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• Contact Keith Miller on 07801 032847 for Breeding Sheep/Store Lambs, Rearing and Reared Calves and Pigs • Paul Gentry on 07801 032846 Young Bulls, Clean Cattle, OTMS, Store and Breeding Cattle • James Sealy on 07772 618315 for all classes of Sheep and Land Agency • Rachel Gascoine on 07885 432939 • Office on 01636 676741

The Directors & Staff of Newark Livestock Market wish all of their Customers a Joyous Festive Period and Thank them for their support in 2016. Sale Dates Over the Festive Period: Saturday 10th December

All Classes of Prime Lambs, Cull Ewes and Breeding Sheep, Calves, Store Pigs & Store Cattle From T Holmes, Lincs 10 Pure Limousin Calves (Not registered) From Roger Barlow 3 Limousin X Stirks (6 Months) Stainfield Farms 1 Hereford Stock Bull (7 Years) From RSD Banham, Skegness Pedigree British Blue Bull (4 Year Old) M. Haslam, Chesterfield 2 Limousin Steers (8 to 9 months)

Wednesday 14th December Red Market for Pigs, Sheep, Young Bulls, OTMS Cattle & Cows, Prime Cattle Saturday 17th December

All Classes of Prime Lambs, Cull Ewes and Breeding Sheep

Tuesday 20th December

All Classes of Prime Lambs, Cull Ewes and Breeding Sheep, Stock taken from 8.30 am, Cull Ewes to be sold at 2.30pm followed by the Prime Lambs

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Saturday 24th December

No Market

Saturday 31st December

No Market

Wednesday 28th December No Market Wednesday 4th January

Red Market for Pigs, Sheep, Young Bulls, OTMS Cattle & Cows, Prime Cattle

Newark Primestock Show and Sale: Champion Beast: Frank Page sold a British Blue to 430p or £2898.20 Reserve Champion Beast: C & G Davies sold a British Blue to 280p or £1783.60 Most Points in Entire Show: Frank Page. Champion Butchers Beast: FE Read & Son sold a Lincoln Red to 255p or £1598.85 Reserve Champion Butchers Beast: Terry Davie sold a Limousin to 290p or £1954.60 Best Commercial Bull: JW Holmes & Son sold a Limousin Bull to 230.5p or £1468.29 Most Points in the Commercial Cattle Classes: FE Read & Son Champion Pen of Lambs: AD Bishop sold Beltex Lambs to 349p or £178.00 Champion Pen of Pigs: Stan Taylor sold Large White Gilts to 300p or £330.00 Cull Sows from Mr AO Taylor to 125p or £382.00 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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FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER 2016 - 11.30AM EXETER LIVESTOCK CENTRE, EXETER, DEVON, EX2 8FD

SALE OF 200 DAIRY CATTLE

Comprising: 50 Freshly Calved Cows & Heifers inc Ped Holsteins, British Friesians & Crossbreds. 25 Summer Calving Grazing type cows, 41 British Friesian & Crossbred In calf Heifers due Feb, 16 Ped HF dry cows due Jan/ Feb. PLUS the Dispersal of the entire Autumn calving portion of the ‘Namaste’ herd of 70 Ped Jerseys on behalf of J & C Stanley of Dorset. Catalogues available 01392 251261 or www.kivells.com

LLANDOVERY MARKET, CARMS Show at 12 noon Followed by Sale

“THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS” SALE 56 PEDIGREE TEXEL FEMALES From Leading South Wales & West Country Flocks

THURSDAY 15th DECEMBER (10.30am - note earlier start time) at Ross-on-Wye Cattle Market, HR9 7QQ (with R G & R B Williams Auctioneers Ltd) The December Sale

310 HOLSTEIN FRIESIANS

* Monthly sale of fresh calvers, in-calf heifers, youngstock and dispersals. * Consignments of fresh calved heifers from E R & J R Bassett (Cardiff), Brownswood Holsteins (Worcester), M S Heath (Ledbury) and B M Stephens & Son (Westbury-on-Severn). * First sale to disperse the pedigree Whitecastle herd for G W & J Hoggins (Abergavenny) of 16 fresh cows and heifers. * First sale to disperse the pedigree Lowerrye herd for R H & M E Oughton &Sons (Moreton-in-Marsh) of 15 fresh heifers and young cows. * Dispersal Sale of the pedigree Marstow herd for M J & L E D Meredith (Glewstone) of 65 cows and heifers and 12 Spring calving heifers (8,400 litres closed herd, Cogent sires). * Dispersal Sale of the pedigree Lowerlyde herd for C C Andrews (Leominster) of 38 cows and heifers calved Aug–Feb, 13 in-calf heifers, 36 heifers running with bull, 21 yearlings, 24 calves born July–Sep (9,900 litres closed herd, Cogent sires). * Consignment of 40 Friesian yearling heifers from T E Harcombe & Son (Upton-upon-Severn).

Including Loosebeare, Peacehay, Scurlage, Trefere,Trujim & Welsh. On behalf of the South Wales Texel Breeders Club Catalogues Available online ctf-uk.com or texel.co.uk

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THURSDAY 15th DECEMBER 2016 Held in conjunction with usual weekly sale of all classes of Store Stock To be sold In the New Exhibition Hall @ approx. 2pm 52 MV Accredited Pedigree Texel Ewes all scanned in lamb to Pedigree Texel Rams from: Fachell, Llangwm, Maerdy, Meifod & Welsh Texels ALSO 10 Dutch Texel & 5 Beltex MV Accredited Shearling Ewes, scanned in lamb to Pedigree Ram to lamb March – April from: R D Williams, Criccin ALSO 7 Texel Ewe Lambs from: Groudd ALSO 8 Beltex Non MV, Pedigree Not Registered Ewe Lambs from: Pendre Fawr Catalogues available on request or on line @ www.ruthinfarmers.co.uk

Thame Farmers Auction Mart Friday 16th December 2016 Christmas Show & Sale Of 620 Store Cattle Within Thame Market Catalogue on the website from 13.12.16.

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HAWES, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL8 3NP Tuesday 13th December Christmas Show & Sale of 2,000 Prime Lambs (show for regular vendors only, Pens of 4) including 2 classes (single continental & single native breed lamb) for Young Farmers Members for the JW Cockett & Son Shield. Judging 9.15am. Sale at 10am. 400 Cast Ewes & Rams Christmas Show & Sale of 40 Calves. Judging 10am. Sale 10.30am. 20 Cull Cows at 12.30pm. Thursday 22nd December Christmas Sale of Dressed Poultry at 6pm (Please Enter) Saturday 14th January Store Cattle, Beef Breeding Cattle & Cull Cows Saturday 21st January Show & Sale of Individual Registered Ewes & Gimmer Lambs on behalf of the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders Assoc. followed by Show & Sale of Ind. Reg. Ewes & Gimmer Lambs on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Assoc. followed by Show & Sale of Ind. Reg. Ewes & Gimmer Lambs on behalf of the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Assoc. Entries close 30th December Telephone: Office (01969) 667207. Mobile 07974 126397 or 01833 622240 www.hawesmart.co.uk

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LONGTOWN MART Tel (01228) 791215 - 791300 www.longtownmart.co.uk Tuesday 13th December at 10.30am Special December Sale of 3,500 Store Lambs & Feeding Ewes Entries include 250 store lambs & 100 feeding ewes from one farm. Wednesday 21st December at 12noon Sale of Rough Plucked & Oven Ready Poultry Please advise all entries. Tuesday 10th January 2017 Annual “LONGTOWN LADIES” Evening Sale Our Premier Show & Sale of Pedigree Texel in Lamb Females, Sale of other Continental & Bluefaced Leicester in Lamb Females and Geld Ewe Hoggs (MV/non MV) Final entries invited

Beeston Castle Auction 01829 262100 BEESTON CASTLE AUCTION PEDIGREE & COMMERCIAL DAIRY CATTLE

TUESDAY, 13th DECEMBER - 10.00 am “MID MONTH FOCUS MILK DAIRY SALE” THE CHRISTMAS DAIRY SALE “RENOWNED FOR ITS QUALITY AND CHOICE”

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HEAD ( 300 MILKERS) (126 MILKERS FROM 4yr TB PARISHES) THE LARGEST COLLECTIVE SALE ANYWHERE IN THE UK - AND THE BEST FOR PURE QUALITY - “BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM THIS TRULY GREAT MONTHLY SALE” The Sale supported by the Western Holstein Club comprises mostly Holstein: 79 COWS & 221 FRESH CALVED HEIFERS; 1 IN-CALF HEIFER, 72 MAIDENS; 27 HEIFER CALVES and 6 BULLS (3 Hereford, 2 Angus & 1 Limousin) This is a fantastic entry and features many wonderful consignments from the very best individuals displaying power and width combined with great udders, legs and feet from the more commercial animal - something to suit all pockets. Many with great pedigrees and deep classifications including a VG88-2yr from the TOPCROFT herd!! Those with the most selling numerically are: J Read & Son, Norwich who sell 31 Fresh Cows and Heifers from their super commercial herd in an ongoing dispersal; 18 superb commercial Cows and Heifers from AT & WJ Vernon, Ash, Whitchurch - the first consignment in an ongoing dispersal; 19 Cows and Heifers from the noted GRANTCHESTER herd (another ongoing dispersal) plus major consignments from M & G Struthers, Fife (18 Calved Heifers); 15 Calved Heifers from D & AC Shakeshaft, Ellesmere; 12 Calved Heifers from the LACHSTONE herd of J & TJN Platt, Northwich; also between 8 and 11 head each from Billockby Farms, Great Yarmouth; T Cowell, Kirkham; M Jackson, Sandbach; OC Whittaker & Son, Knutsford; D Monk, Ormskirk and RN Thompson, Sudbury PLUS many others from our regular clients. IN-CALF & MAIDEN HEIFERS include: 26 Maidens from Dart & Partners and AG Hedges Farms, Oxford; 12 Maidens from B D Hassall, Malpas and 10 from E Jones, Denbigh; also 18 Heifer Calves from G Marrow & Ptns, Sandbach and 8 Holstein Heifer Calves from R Perry, Norbury. SALE TIME & SALE ORDER: 10.00 AM (RING 1) BULLS and then ALL MILKERS in this order: Unreg. COWS; Pedigree/Registered COWS; Unreg. HEIFERS; Pedigree/Registered HEIFERS.

Chelford Market 01625 861122 12.30 pm (Ring 2) HEIFER CALVES (this is a change from normal) then IN-CALF HEIFERS and MAIDENS. * CATALOGUES AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OR BY REQUEST * FRIDAY 23rd DECEMBER BEESTON DRESSED POULTRY SALE includes Turkeys, Geese, Ducks & Chickens. Enquires to Beeston 01829 262100. CHELFORD MARKET

MONDAY, 12th DECEMBER SPECIAL ENTRIES Beef Breeding Cattle - Pure Lim Hfr with 6mo Bull Calf @ foot and Pure Lim Hfr 30mo. Both PD’d in-calf. Sheep - 40 Hebridian Ewes @ 12.30pm ALSO: 2 Llamas; 3 Alpacas @ 12.30 pm. 300 Live Turkeys, Geese & Ducks @ 1pm. TEXEL and BELTEX FEMALES SATURDAY 7th JANUARY The Great New Year Sale of Pedigree TEXEL and BELTEX Females together with Continental Cross In-lamb Ewes. - Entry Forms from our Chelford Office or our website. AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY

OAKTREE FARMHOUSE Long Lane, Wettenhall, Winsford CW7 4DN SUBJECT TO AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY RESTRICTION An individually designed brick and slate family house in rural local location with views over open countryside. Accommodation comprises: Canopy Porch, Hall, Lounge, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Room/Kitchen, Rear Hall, Utility, Cloakroom/Shower Room, FF: Master Bedroom with En-Suite, 3 further Bedrooms, Bathroom. Integral Garage. Gardens and Grounds extending to 2.59 Acres. Asking Price: £525,000 RPG HERBS Smithy Lane, Hulme Walfield, Congleton, CW12 2JG SUBJECT TO AN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY RESTRICTION

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

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Monday 12th November

24th Annual Winter Show & Sale of

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

68 PEDIGREE TEXEL FEMALES

On behalf of the Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Judging 10.00am – Sale 10.45am 5th Winter Show & Sale of 30 PEDIGREE BELTEX FEMALES For members of the Beltex Sheep Society Judging 10.30am – Sale 11.45am approx

COMMERCIAL & PURE BRED INLAMB CONTINENTAL EWES - MV & NON MV Sold singularly or in small groups Entries include:-

Annual productions sale of 40 Ewes & 90 Shrlgs on behalf of F Joel 30 Reg Texel Gimmer Shrlgs for Procters Farms MV Acc 15 Beltex for AM & HV Brown 15 Beltex for I & M Lancaster 50 Beltex for AL Thompson 5 Pedigree Suffolk for GI Richmond MV Acc 20 Pedigree Texel for A Steff MV Acc 11 Char & Rouge x Beltex for Declan Robinson MV Acc 20 Dutch Texel & Beltex for M Williams & Son MV Acc 10 Pedigree Texel for T Harrison MV Acc Sale approx. 12.15pm following Beltex Sheep Photos available online

Wednesday 14th December Sale of 1,800 STORE LAMBS Inc. ADDINGHAM SHEEP BREEDERS ANNUAL SHOW & SALE OF MULE WETHER & STORE LAMBS – Sale 10.30am Main Ring Wednesday 21st December FEEDING BULLS, STORE & BREEDING CATTLE (entries close Wednesday 14th December) Annual Christmas Sale of DRESSED & CLEAN PLUCKED POULTRY (pre-entered birds only) (entries close Wednesday 14th December) Wednesday 4th January Great New Year Opening Sale of STORE CATTLE, FEEDING BULLS & BREEDING CATTLE (please note entries close Wednesday 21st December 4.00pm)

Festive Sale of 315 BORDER FINE ART & BESWICK Viewing 10.00am – Sale 11.00am Christmas Show & Sale of 170 pens of POULTRY & WATERFOWL Sale 10.30am

Selby Auction Mart

CCM Dairy Sales Monday 12th December December Show & Sale of 30 DAIRY CATTLE Judging 11.30am – Sale 12.00noon

WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER Dedicated Slaughter Market 370 Cattle 560 Sheep 460 Pigs & Sows Pigs 9am Sheep 9.45am Cattle 10.30am

SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER AT 9.30AM 1000 Lots of Fur Feather & Misc Items Items taken Friday 9am-4pm & Sat morning Saturday gates open 6.30am

CHRISTMAS POULTRY SALE WEDNESDAY 21ST DECEMBER AT 4PM Oven Ready & Long Legged Turkeys, Geese, Ducks etc Entries Invited

01757 703347 (Market Office) Richard Haigh: 07768 594535

www.selbymart.co.uk FORTNIGHTLY STORE CATTLE SALE /LQFROQ:D\&OLWKHURH/DQFV%%4'  www.auctionmart.co.uk WEEKLY Tuesday 13th December 12.30pm PRIMESTOCK Sale of Cull Cows, Prime Cattle, Store SALE Lambs, Prime Lambs & Cast Ewes FORTNIGHTLY Thursday 15th December 12.30pm STORE CATTLE Breeding Cattle, Young Bulls, Store SALE Heifers and Steers DRESSED Wednesday 21st December, 4pm POULTRY SALE Sale of Dressed Poultry. Entries invited to main office for advertising. 2IĂ€FH01200 423325 -RH‡-HUHP\07815 727993

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Carlisle – Fri 9 Dec Sale of 234 Registered Pedigree Females Details from H & H on 01228 406230

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Monday 5th December 2016

Every Monday at 11am

438 Cattle, 3,045 Sheep

191 Store & Breeding Cattle, Strs £1,150, Hfrs £1,040, Feeding Bulls £950 134 OTM Cattle to 199p & £1,584 overall ave. 104.6p 78 Finished Cattle to 670p/kg & £3,953 overall ave. 232.8 p/kg 35 Calves, Bulls to £350, Hfrs £200 2,355 Lambs to 350 p/kg and £166.60 per head. SQQ Average 182.7 pence. 690 Cull Sheep, Ewes to £131 ave. £67.55 See the full report on www.bagshaws.com Call Alastair Sneddon on 07973 982441 Ivor Lowe on 07977 449126, Oliver Hiles on 07801 530899 or Peter Oven on 07973 982443 Don’t forget Bakewell is GREEN EVERY WEEK Ashbourne Bakewell Derby

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Already Entered for Monday 12th December 1 Ped Lim Stock Bull, 22 mnth, 1 Ped Sim Stock Bull, 22 mnth, 1 Pure Bred Sim Bull, 19 mnth, 1 AA x Cow with AA x Calf, 2 Here Hfrs, 14 mnth, 7 Here x Strs, 20-21 mnth, named sire, 1 Here x Hfr, 20-21 mnth, named sire, 4 Lim x Strs & Hfrs, 20-21 mnth, 6 ¾ bred Blue Strs & Hfrs, 18 mnths, 4 Lim x Strs, 18 mnth, 8 Lim Pied x Bulls, 8-12 mnth

Bakewell Market Christmas & New Year Opening Days Monday 19th December - Open as Normal Monday 26th December - Closed Monday 2nd January - Open as Normal

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Skipton – Sat 12 Dec Sale of 30 Registered Pedigree Females Details from CCM on 01756 792375 Dungannon, NI - Fri 16 Dec Details from John Harbinson 07843 957718 Chelford – Sat 7 Jan 2017

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Required to join one of the most progressive family businesses in the UK with rearing, laying and production sites in Shropshire, Devon and Somerset. The role involves overseeing the implementation of company policies across all sites and acting as the focal point communicator for all farm managers. The successful applicant must have the ability to perform efficiently and professionally collating weekly data and ensuring that all sites run to the highest level of compliance. This is a hands-on role deputising for site managers on rotas as and when required. The position is Shropshire based but covering all sites as necessary.

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Required to work as part of a team of 8 staff operating within modern production facilities. This is a hands-on role and requires good organisational skills to ensure legal and audit compliance. Excellent communication skills are essential together with the ability to perform efficiently and professionally in a fast moving challenging environment. Apply in writing to head office for either position:Oaklands Farm Eggs Ltd, Ellerdine Grange, Ellerdine, Telford TF6 6QR Email: mail@griffithsfarms.co.uk

Experienced yard person required To look after a busy plant yard in Waterfoot, Rossendale. Day to day responsibilities include keeping the yard tidy, checking plant inside and out, wash and inspect machines. Full time position, Monday to Friday with the occasional Saturday Morning. Good pay. Please send CV to the attention of; Mark Tomlinson Warth Goods Depot, Warth Lane, Waterfoot, Rossendale, BB4 7JA, Or to Mark.Tomlinson@bphsp.com

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A great opportunity exists for a forwardthinking sales person to join Agricultural Machinery (Nantwich) Ltd. The successful candidate will have proven sales experience, a will to succeed together with a good understanding of modern farming systems. John Deere product knowledge is preferable along with good computer skills and the ability to develop new customer relationships within an existing and high potential territory. Competitive salary, benefits and a company vehicle provided. For more information please contact S. Cornthwaite - stuartc@cornthwaiteag.co.uk

Required on a busy mixed dairy, arable and poultry family farm. Near Gnosall, Stafford. Some experience is required. Help with accommodation is also available. Please phone Steven on 07779260883 or Richard on 07970471595

Full / Part Time GFW Required On 100 cow autumn calving dairy herd with 350 lambing ewes. Would suit someone looking for a broad range of experience. Clitheroe area. No accommodation. Contact Matt on 07834 851 991

LAMBER / LAMBING ASSISTANT REQUIRED 3 – 4 weeks. 15th March onwards. Telephone: A.Cowx 01697478637 / 07715371075 or email cowx.andrew@gmail.com (Cumbria)

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ow commodity prices and higher input costs have put pressure on farming profitability this year but the farmland market remains resilient. Farmers are taking a more cautious approach to farmland purchases but there are still deals to be done and opportunities for farmers and investors to expand farming acreages. There has been much greater polarisation in the farmland market over the past 12 month with some land attracting incredible demand resulting in very strong prices, while other parcels in different areas find little demand with clients requiring to reduce price expectations. Bare land which is versatile, in the right location and complements an existing business, has been selling well. Yet in the same breath, amenity land has also sold well.

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MASSEY FERGUSON 6499 2007, FRONT LINKAGE, DINA 6, PICK UP HITCH, TOP LINK. £12,950

LAMBORGHINI R2.86 2007 WITH MX 55U LOADER, WITH FULL PICK UP HITCH. £12,500

MASSEY FERGUSON 6130 4X4, WITH TRIMMER LOADER, 5600 HOURS, 75% TYRES. £11,250

JCB 526 S LOADALL 2000, FULL FARM SPEC, NICE LOOKING MACHINE. £10,800

NEW HOLLAND TD 5040 4X4, IVECO EUROCARGO. 2005. 18 WITH SAFETY FRAME, SHUTTLE TONNE GROSS WEIGHT. CRANE GEAR BOX, 3100 HOURS £10,500 WITH SCRAP GRAB £10,500

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JCB 526 TELESCOPIC 2001, FULL FARM SPEC, NICE LOOKING MACHINE £9800

TEREX 250 4WD, TWIN STEER, BUCKET AND TINES, ORIGINAL LITTLE MACHINE. £9700

HYUNDAI 130LC-3. 700 MM PADS, QH, PIPED. NICE LOOKING MACHINE. £9500

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MASSEY FERGUSON 6170 DYNA SHIFT, FULL SPECK, EX FARM, SHOWING 5400 HOURS. £7950

JCB 540 70 TURBO POWERSHIFT, JOYSTICK CONTROLS, WLI, FORKS £7950

JCB 526 S 1996, TWIN STEER, FULL CASE 985 4X4, FULL SPECK, VERY FARM SPEC £7950 GENUINE TRACTOR, STRAIGHT FROM FARM. £7950

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CAT TH62 T REG, NEW TYRES ALL ROUND, 6400 HOURS, VERY GENUINE AND ORIGINAL £7800

MASSEY FERGUSON 3645. 1999. 4 WHEEL DRIVE. TYRES GOOD ALL ROUND. £7750

MASSEY FERGUSON 3120 1994,4WD, FRONT LINKAGE, DIRECT FROM FARM. £7500

JCB 3CX FULL SPECK TURBO, FULL SELECTION OF BUCKETS, 4WD, NICE AND GENUINE. £7500

FORD 7910 4WD,SERIES 3, VERY GENUINE, HAS TO BE SEEN £7400

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MASSEY FERGUSON 1997, 4X4, NICE LOOKING TRACTOR. £7250

MASSEY FERGUSON 3070 4X4, EXCELLENT CONDITION, DIRECT FROM FARM, FULL SPECK £7250

JCB 3CX SITE MASTER. 1990, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, PROJECT 7, WITH PROJECT 8. £6950

JOHN DEERE 855 4WD, DIGGER LOADER, VERY NICE LITTLE MACHINE. £6800

FORD 4600 CAMERON GARDNER LOADER, WITH BUCKET, POWER STEERING, WITH TYRES. £6800

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ZETTELMEYER ZL 302 3500 HOURS, BUCKET, FORK AND TYNES, SAFETY FRAME. £6500

KOMATSU 4 IN 1 BUCKET, GENUINE OLD THING £4950

FORD TW TRADING, 4WD, GOOD CASE INTERNATIONAL 695. VERY NICE TRACTOR, LOW HOURS. AVERAGE OLD TRACTOR £4950 HAS TO BE SEEN. £4950

MASSEY FERGUSON 2620. 4 BY 4, WITH FRONT LOADER, NICE OLD TRACTOR. £4800

MASSEY FERGUSON 240 FULL SPEC TRACTOR, VERY GENUINE £4750

FIAT 680 DT 4WD TRACTOR CASE 1088 EX COMPANY, RUNS REFURBISHED CONDITION PLEASE AND WORKS £4750 PHONE FOR MORE DETAILS £4750

MASSEY FERGUSON 165 2X2 TRACTOR SQUARE AXLE 212 ENGINE. £4650

MUCK SPREADER VERY GENUINE, READY FOR WORK £4600

CASE INTERNATIONAL 1594 HYDRA SHIFT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, TYRES GOOD ALL ROUND. £4500

SANDERSON TELEPORTER 726 PICK UP HITCH, CORN BUCKET, FORK WITH WITH GRAB. £6500

MASSEY TRACTOR 2WD,WIDE TYRES ALL ROUND, STANDARD BOX, REFURBISHED. £6500

MF 590 4 WHEEL DRIVE WITH MF LOADER. 2 DO0R CAB. FULL SPECK. VERY GENUINE. £6500

MF 165 TRACTOR FULL SPEC WITH MASSEY FERGUSON TRACTOR SQAUARE AXLE, 4 BOLT LIFT PUMP WITH WIDE REAR TYRES FULL SPEC AND 212 PERKINS ENGINE £4800 GENUINE OLD TRACTOR £4800

MINI COOPER S YEAR 2007, 07 PLATE, PETROL, 84261 MILES, FULL SERVICE HISTORY. £4650

MASSEY FERGUSON 165 SQUARE KUBOTA B52 4WD, ROTIVATOR, AXLE RE FURBISHED READY FOR EXCELLENT LITTLE MACHINE, LOW SHIPPING £4450 HOURS £4400

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FORD IVECO TIPPER. 2005. 55 PLATE. ON BOARD COMPRESSOR. DOUBLE CAB. £3950

MASSEY FERGUSON 50 B FRONT LOADER WITH BACK ACTER, 2 DOOR DUNCAN CAB. £3800

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SHIRE 330C 4X4, WITH BUCKET AND FORK, 2008, 1500 HOURS, DRAW BAR AND TOP LINK £3750

MASSEY FERGUSON 165 2X2 TRACTOR 212 EHINE STANDARD BOX POWER STEERING £3750

LEYLAND 702. SYNCRO, FULL SPECK TRACTOR, VERY GENUINE. £3750

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MARSHALL 804. 4 WHEEL DRIVE, RUNS EDGE BACK FIND. £2950

FRAZIER SPRAYER DIESEL, COMPLETE WITH EXTRA WHEELS £2250

FORDSON MAJOR DIESEL, NICE OLD TRACTOR, BEEN REFURBISHED. £2250

TRAILER DOUBLE AXLE LOW LOADER TRAILER £1950

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TRACTORS IIseki TG5470 47 H/P, 2005 cab, turf tyres, pick up hitch c/w chilton MX30C front loader ............... ......................................................... POA 71021358 New Holland T7040 Power Command, 2009, c/w 650/25x38 @ 50% 600/60x30 @ 40%, approx 6027 hrs .......................................... POA 31021548 New Holland T7060, 2008 Ultra, elec, f/links &,PTO, 710/70x38 600/65X28, approx 6760 hrs ... ......................................................... POA 31020033 New Holland T8.360 Auto Command, Ex Hire/ Demo, 2014, 50KPH Eco, Air Brakes, 6 Remote Valves, 710/75R42 Tyres, Front Linkage and PTO Ready,, GPS Ready, Intelliview, Leather Package approx 1300 hours, 0% Fianance available ............ ................................................... £85,000 61017383 Ex Demo T7.235 Power Command Side Winder, 2016, 50KPH, F/L, 650/65R42 540/65R30, 0% Finance available ...................... £69,000 51019168 New Holland T7.210 Range Command, 2016, approx 123 hrs ......................... £66,000 21021493 New Holland T7.210 AutoCommand, 2015, 2200 Hours, 650 Tyres, Front Linkage .............................. ................................................... £64,000 21019592 New Holland T8.300, 2014, Ultra command, 50 kph, air brakes, front linkage, electric spools, joystick control, GPS ready, sidewinder armrest, intelliview IV monitor, rear wheel weights, 710/70R42 @ 50% 600/70R30 @ 30%, approx 3750 hrs .................................... £60,000 61021475 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 2015, 50 kph, classic, weight carrier....... £58,000 21019587 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 2015, 50kph classic, front links, 4 DAV’s, radar, air brakes, 650/65R38 michelin tyres, approx 1500 hrs ............................................. £53,000 21019583 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 2014, 50 kph air brakes, front weight carrier, 4 manual spool valves, 650/65R38 540/65R28, approx 2250 Hrs.................................... £47,500 21018118 New Holland T8.330 ultra command, 50kph, sidewinder armrest, 5135 hours, front links, GPS ready, elec spools, leather pack, 800 tyres............. ................................................... £45,000 61017896 New Holland T7050 Power Command Side Winder, 2011, 50KPH, Front Linkage, 650/65R42, 540/65x30, 3100 Hours ........... £44,000 21021018 New Holland T6.175 Electro Command, 40kph, 2015, Cab and Front Sus, 600 tyres, Low Roof, only 275 Hours ......................... £44,000 41021334 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 2014, 50 kph, c pack, twin beacons, 4 aux valves, 650/65R38 540/65R28, approx 3070 hrs ............... ................................................... £43,000 61021242 New Holland T7.210 Power Command, 2012, Front Links and PTO, 650 65R42 Michelin tyres, 3300 hours................................ £43,000 41021869 New Holland T7.200 Range Command, 2012, 50k, air brakes, c-pack, front links, 600/65R38 480/65R28 40%, 4196 Hours... £42,000 61018284 New Holland T7.210 Auto Command, 2012, 50kph, ECO, 650/65 R38 540/65 R28, new tyres, very tidy, one careful operator, approx 5163 ........ ................................................... £41,500 21018575 New Holland T7.210 A/C, 2012, 50 kph, air brakes, front weight carrier, 580 rear tyres @ 70%, approx 5700 hours .......... £40,000 11020352 New Holland T7.200 Auto command, 2011, front linkage & PTO, sidewinder, power beyond slice, 520/85R38 420/85R28, approx 4045 Hours........... ................................................... £39,500 11018228 New Holland T6.175 Electrocommand, 2012, 40kph, front linkage, 2 beacons, 4 spools, 3 speed pto, 16x16 electro command, auto mode, front suspension, cab suspension, full coverage rear fenders, 520/70R38 420/70R28, approx 1418 hrs .................................... £39,000 11021472 New Holland T7060 Power Command, 2007, 50k, PC,TG, front axle, cab suspension, front linkage, intelliview monitor, electric spools, 600/65 R28, 650/75 R38’s, 3241 Hours ............................... ................................................... £35,000 61020282 New Holland T6.175, 2012, Front linkage & PTO, twin beacons, auto box creep speed, 4 DA valves ‘C’ pack, 600 65 38, 5300 Hours.............................. ................................................... £34,000 21018498

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All items highlighted in RED are s New Holland T7030 Auto Command, 2010, 50kph, 6700 Hours, 4 Spools, Sidewinder, Exhaust Brake, front linkage, Michelin 710/60R42 600/60R30, very tidy................ £32,000 41020889 New Holland T6070 Power Command, 40KPH Eco, Full Suspension, Front Links, 580 Tyres, 5500 Hours......................................... £34,000 41021534 New Holland T7060, 2008, 5300 hours, 4 aux remotes, f/linkage, 40kph eco, radar, twin beacons, 650/75R38 600/65R28 trelleborgs @ 20%, tidy ............................................ £32,500 21020452 New Holand T6050LS, 2010, Dual Command, only 1200 hours from new ........................£31,950 New Holland T6050 Range Command, 40kph, full suspension, 2009, 4300 hours, front linkage, 650 tyres, Tidy .......................... £29,950 41019709 New Holland T6070 Range Command, 40kph, full suspension, front linkage, 2009, 4700 Hours .. ................................................... £31,000 41021871 New Holland T6090, 2010, 40kph, 710/60 x 38 40%, 600/60 x 28 30%, approx 4818 hrs ................ ................................................... £30,000 31018513 New Holland T6040 LS Electrocommand, 2010, 40 KPH, Cab Suspension, 520/70R38 Tyres, 4600 Hours......................................... £29,000 41021531 New Holland T6.155 Electrocommand, 40kph, CCLS Pump, 4 Remote Valves, 520/70R38 Michelin Tyres, Front Linkage, 2013, 4900 Hours .. ................................................... £28,500 41021530 New Holland T6070 Plus, electro command, 40k transmission, 420/70R28, 520/70R38, approx 3990hrs ..................................... £27,500 61021338 New Holland T5060 Deluxe, Air Con, Air Seat, 3 Speed PTO, 10 front weights, 2010 with only 950 Hours, 16.9 R34 tyres 85%. An excellent example of this classis tractor ................ £27,000 41021874 New Holland T6010 Plus, 2009, Dual Power, FL100 loader c/w 3rd service, multi quick, fender controls, 420 85 38/380 85 24, approx 5169 hrs ... ................................................... £25,750 21018522 Claas Ares 577 ATZ, 2007, 4wd c/w Claas FL100 loader, 600/65x38 480/65x28, approx 3500s, very clean.................................. £24,000 21021518 New Holland T6050 Range Command, 50KPH, 2009, Loader Ready, 9200 Hours ............................ ................................................... £23,000 41020391 Valtra T130 Hi Spec, 2003, 3995 Hours, 40kph, 600 65R38 480 65R28 tyres..... £22,950 41021064 Case Maxxum 140, 2007, cab suspension, 16x16 transmission, pass seat, multi control armrest, 520/70R38, 420/70R28 @ 85%,approx 5800 hrs .. ................................................... £22,250 21021850 New Holland TM155, 53 Plate, 6600 Hours, Full Suspension, Q65 Loader, 520 Tyres 70% ................ ................................................... £22,000 41021654 New Holland T6010 Delta, Dual Command, 2008, 4wd, on 16-9 x 38 and 14.9 x 24, front fenders, 2 spools with push back hitch .... £16,950 41021864 New Holland TS115 Electro Command Special, Y Reg, Front Linkage......................................£16,950 Case MXU115, Dual Command Transmission, 2005, 18,4 R38 Tyres................ £16,000 41020546 John Deere 6300, N Reg, c/w Q950 Loader, 14000 hours, breathes heavy .... £9,750 41021892 Stoll 30.1 Loader Boom, 2011 .. £2,750 41021522 ATV / RTV UTILITY VEHICLES Kubota RTV900 camo, good tyres, roof, windscreen & wiper, road reg, road legal, bedliner, rear tow ...................................... £8,250 21021198 Polaris Ranger, road legal, full cab & heater, front suspension, tidy condition, approx 927 hrs . ..................................................... £7,850 21019846 Kubota RTV900, 2012, good condition with curtain door kit ................................ £7,500 31021364 Kubota RVT900 MW, 2011, c/w roof, windscreen & wiper, road legal, lighting kit, orange, good working order ............................. £7,100 21020139 Kubota RVT900, 2012, Camo, roof & windscreen, approx 2027 hrs ......................... £7,500 11017066 Kubota RVT900, 2012, c/w light, roof, windscreen, tarpaulin cab, hydraulic tipping body & ball hitch, approx 2322 .............. £7,500 11018772 Kubota RTV900 MR, 2011, tomlin cab & windscreen, roll down doors, tipping body, ball hitch, approx 2316 hrs ......................... £6,950 31018346

Kubota RTV900 MR, 2011, roof, windscreen, road reg, approx 1613 hrs £6,950 11019256 Kubota RTV900, 2007, full cab, approx 2766 hrs .. ..................................................... £4,750 31021377 Honda TRX500 FPA ATV automatic, power steering, very good condition, good condition, well maintained, approx 2000hrs ..... £4,600 21020625 Honda TRX 420 FM, 2010, c/w Standard tyres, tow ball, very tidy machine ....... £3,250 31016976 Honda TRX250 TE, 2011, electric shift gears, new tyres, heated grips, very tidy little bike, approx 1820 hrs ...................................... £2,950 21020980 Suzuki King Quad 400, 2011 c/w tow ball ............. ..................................................... £2,850 21020234 Honda TRX 420, 2008, c/w eletric start, electric gear shift, 2/4 wd ....................... £2,750 11020957 Fahr 400cc ATV, 4WD, full road kit, tow ball, winch........................................... £2,500 21019034 Honda TRX350 ........................... £2,400 31021298 Artic Cat, 2012, 2WD, AG, 1740 Hours ................... ..................................................... £1,750 31018345 BALE WRAPPERS Kuhn SW7664 Trailed Round and Square Bale Wrapper, 2011, approx 22,000 bales ..................... ................................................... £18,950 41020286 Kverneland 7655 Twin Arm Round and Square Bale Wrapper ............................. £8,000 41020695 Kuhn SW1604 Trailed Square Bale Wrapper, 2010, Computer Controlled, 11,000 Bales.............. ..................................................... £7,950 41021059 McHale 991 BC Trailed Bale Wrapper, 1999 ......... ..................................................... £5,750 61021117 Kuhn SW1604, 2010, round & square bales,750mm wrap .................... £8,000 11021096 Taarup hi speed, twin satelite c/w hyd inline drawbar, front load arm, road lights, very good ... ..................................................... £7,700 21020314 Kverneland UN7515 Trailed Round Bale Wrapper, Electric Controls ........ £2,950 11021097 Kverneland UN7558 3pt linkage, 750mm ............. ..................................................... £2,400 11021295 Kverneland UN7558 Mounted Baler Wrapper, c/w remote control, 500mm film............................ ..................................................... £1,795 61020959 BALERS & HANDLERS New Holland BR740 fork feeder, 480/45x17, approx 24,000 bales....................... POA 11020956 New Holland BB1290, Year 2013 Approx 31000 bales Full and partial bale eject Electric bale length Moisture Weigher 560/45 R22.5 flotation tyres Rear camera .................... £49,500 11021790 New Holland BB9080, 2009, single axle, 710/40 22.5 tyres, auto grease, camera, Approx 33088 ... ................................................... £39,500 61013688 McHale V640, 2014, Variable Chamber Baler, excellent condition, approx 7900 bales .................. ................................................... £18,800 31020716 New Holland BB940 80x90 Big Square Baler, Approx 96000 bales, 2002 ....... £17,500 41019712 Welger RP435 Master, 32558 bales, Non cutter, E Link Controls, 2009, Tidy......... £9,500 41021410 New Holland BR7060 25000 bales, 2008............... ................................................... £12,500 21021617 New Holland BR7060 Rotafeeder, 2011, 18,000 bales, Superfeed 2.................... £12,000 41019713 New Holland BR7060 Super Feed round baler, 2011, approx 30000 bales .........................£10,950 Vicon RV2160 Variable Chamber Round Baler with Chopper, 2010 ................... £8,950 81014592 New Holland BR560A fixed chamber rotor feeder round baler, only 5500 Bales from new, immaculate ...................................................£7,950 New Holland BR6090 Rotor Feeder, 2009, fixed rotor chamber, 21100 bales ...... £7,500 41019716 New Holland BR740 Superfeed, twin net box, net & twine,approx bale count 49401 .................... ..................................................... £5,950 21021930 Vicon CB8080 Big Baler, 1996.....................£4,950 New Holland 945 Conventional Baler.................... ..................................................... £2,500 41019759 BEDDERS & FEEDERS Strautmann Vertimix 1251, additional left hand door, EZ 3600 V prog, weighing system ................. ................................................... £11,000 31020253 Hi Spec Mix Max 18, 2007, Knives..............£9,750

Strautmann Vertimix 1051, single auger diet feeder, cross conveyor, home made extension ..... ..................................................... £9,500 61021372 Spread a bale mini bale spreader, 2013 ................ ..................................................... £8,000 31018932 Spread a bale SBL100 c/w JCB brackets & pipes, good ............................................ £5,950 21021764 Strautmann 1050, Diet Feeder, Front Conveyor, 2004, Cable Controls .................. £5,000 41019735 Kuhn 3560 Trailed Straw and Silage Bedder, 2009, Side Chute, Electric Controls ......................... ..................................................... £4,250 41020136 Westmac 570 Strawchopper, 2004, electric control, silage feed,excellent condition ........................ ..................................................... £3,900 21018465 Keenan 140, 2006, c/w knives, a tidy machine...... ..................................................... £3,500 11016923 Keenan FP140, entry weigh cells, lights, super single tyres, tidy machine, good working ............... ..................................................... £3,500 21017089 Jentil 2800 Mounted Straw Blower ....................... ..................................................... £2,950 41019758 Shelbourne Reynolds mounted Straw/silage feeder c/w giraffe chute ............ £1,950 41020100 Lucas Castor G Trailed Straw Chopper .................. ..................................................... £1,950 41021447 COMBINES CR9.80 2016 30” Trax, 30ft VariFeed, rhs knife, Smartsteer, 267/208 hours .............................POA CX8080 2016, Elevation, 25ft Varifeed, rhs Knife, 800/70R38 167/123 hours .............................POA CX8070 2014, Elevation, Fixed Shoe, 22ft Varifeed, 2 Knives, 900/60R32 649/560 hours...... ...........................................................................POA DISCS Parmiter 12ft Trailed Discs, New blades & bearings this season .......................... £2,500 31021519 EXCAVATORS New Holland E26B Mini Excavator, only 190 Hours from new, 2.46m Height, 3.82m Length, 1.4m width 2590kg weight ...... £19,250 41021875 New Holland LS225 Skid Steer, 2012, c/w 72” bucket,excellent condition ............ POA 31021208 Takeuchi TB228, c/w safe lock hitch, 12”, 18”,24”, 30” & 48” buckets ..... £17,000 11021872 Volvo Excavator with hitch & ditch bucket, clean for age & hours, 2006, 5600 Hours ......................... ................................................... £16,500 61021383 Hitachi Excavator 4 buckets, q hitch, good tracks, approx 5423 hrs ......................... £9,500 31021595 Takeuchi TB108 tidy machine ready to work, 2 buckets, no hitch, tracks @ 50% ............................. ..................................................... £6,950 61021197 Bobcat S70, c/w bucket, approx 800 hrs, 2011 ..... ......................................................... POA 21019849 FERTILISER SPREADERS Sulky DPX 30+WPD 3000 lts, hopper cover, 12/36 m weigh cell, 2016 .............. POA 21021161 Sulky X40 3000 ltr hopper capacity, wide extension, folding cover, triboard headland spread, vision control box, weigh cells, section control facility with additional box, immaculate condition ......................................................... POA 61020377 Opico MicroPro 16 Boomed Applicator, 2015, c/w 12m Booms and Hyd Fan ... £8,500 11021136 Kuhn Axis 40.1W, 2009, twin disc c/w S6,24-36 metre disc’s, 1500 ltr hopper ext, lights & cover .. ..................................................... £7,250 41019818 Kverneland TL2800, 2010, c/w hopper cover, condition as new ........................ £5,500 61017344 Kuhn Axis 30.1 QE Fert Spreader, 2006, 1500ltr & 800L extension, Cover 18-28m discs ................... ..................................................... £4,950 41019773 Kuhn 30.1 QE, 2700 ltr, and Cover S6 discs 24M .. ..................................................... £4,850 41019726 Kuhn 30.1 QE, fert spreader with S4 18-28 discs, 1500ltr hopper extension, hopper cover, telemat border spread limiter and new agitators................ ..................................................... £4,250 41021218 Sulky DPX Prima 1500 ltr, c/w folding cover ......... ..................................................... £2,950 21020329 Kuhn Axis 30.1D Fert Spreader, S4 Discs, 2700 Ltr, Cover, Year 2006.................. £2,950 41019728 Sulky Prima DPX, 1500ltr hopper, Cover, Manual headland spread, very tidy ........ £2,850 61019958

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Sulky DPX70, c/w tibord, lights, folding cover ....... ..................................................... £2,750 21017999 KRM Bogballe, 2008 c/w folding cover,lights, 2 extentions, new vanes, good working order & tidy .............................................. £1,950 21016707 Sulky DPX Prima, c/w 1500 ltr hopper capacity & cover ........................................... £1,850 41020534 Vicon RO-XL, 2008, 1500 Ltr, hopper cover & lights............................................ £1,500 11017733 GARDEN MOWERS & GROUNDCARE Sisis flexi & zig zag trailed synthetic brush system ............................................ POA 71020862 Stiga Park Compact HST, Art no. 13-6103-15 c/w 95cm deck ...................................... POA 41021224 Baraness LM320 Greensmower, Self Propelled, 3 deck system, 4 wheel steer, approx 70 Hours ....... ................................................... £13,000 61019957 Hayter LT324 Triple Mower, 2009........................ .................................................. £8,950 71020584 Toro GM7210 Zero turn mower 35 hp c/w 62” rear discharge deck .................... £8,500 71021635 Hayter LT324 Triple Mower, 2008 ......................... ..................................................... £7,950 71020579 FerrisFW35/48 large pedestrian mower, 2014, 24H/P, Kawasaki petrol engine, 48” rear discharge deck ................................ £7,500 71018955 Hayter LT324 Triple Mower, 2007 ......................... ..................................................... £6,500 71020573 Toro RM3100-D Mower ............ £5,000 71016000 Toro GR3200-D Greens Mower, c/w groomers and 4 point adjuster cutting units and grass boxes ........................................... £2,750 71013529 Ezgo RXV-E Electric Buggie .......£1,650 71019947 John Deere X145 Ride On Mower, 2015 ............... ..................................................... £1,600 41021255 Charterhouse self propelled core collector, petrol engine, hydraulic driven belt £1,540 71018671 Allett 24” fine turf cylinder mower c/w groomer ..................................................... £1,500 71019499 Charterhouse Core Collector Cleaner, 3 point linkage, tractor mounted, hydraulic driven belt & emptying..................................... £1,210 71018670 Team 800l sprayer, 8m manual fold boom, electric controls................................. £1,100 71018769 Jacobsen LF3800 Ride on Mower........................... ..................................................... £1,000 71017558 Rink Top Dresser, Utility truck, mounted hydraulic driven belt & brush.................... £800 71017730 Allett Buffalo 24” Cylinder Mower c/w grassbox . ........................................................ £600 71018698 Set of 5 Gang Mower ........................£0 71018885 GRAIN DRYERS & EQUIPMENT Brice Baker Aeration Fan ............. £295 41019783 HEDGECUTTERS Mc Connel PA6585T, Axle Mounted, 2011, R/H Cut ............................................. £14,250 41021315 Shelbourne Reynolds HD70T 7m Telescopic R/H Cut Hedgecutter, 1.5m Head, Axle Mounted, 2010 .......................................... £11,950 41021770 McConnel PA5360, 2013, XTC control, electric start/stop, 1.2m multi cut flailhead c/w HD ........... ................................................... £10,300 31020477 Ferri Hedgecutter c/w electric control & 1.3m head, 2002 .................................. £6,750 11020774 McConnel PA52E, 2003, 1.2m head, Proportional controls, 3 point mounted l/h cut ...............£6,000 McConnel PA6000, 1997, 1.2m head, Switchbox Controls, bracket mounted........ £5,950 41020393 Spearhead 550 Hedgecutter, 2001, c/w 3 point linkage, parallel arm, 1.2m head and cable controls ............................................. £4,750 41021253 Bomford B467 Cable Control Hedgecutter ........... ..................................................... £2,950 41021421 HANDLERS & ATTACHMENTS Manitou MLT731T, 2008, no puh, manual pin locking, 4 speed manual gearbox, 17.5R24 tyres worn ................................................ POA 11021426 Weidemann 5080CTX Pivot Steer, 117 HP, 150ltr Hyd Pump, Air Con, Air Seat, Ex Demo ................... ......................................................... POA 51018293 Manitou MLT735T, 120 LSU PS Premium c/w CRC, hyd locking, Mercedes engine, 17.5R24’s,appox 1930 hrs ....... £44,000 61020326 Manitou MLT840, 2012, Elite c/w hyd locking, aircon, air seat, crc, auto clean 460/70 x R24 tyres worn, approx 3120 hrs ... £39,000 11019005

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Manitou MLT840, 2012, Elite only 1800 hours...... .....................................................................£39,500 Manitou MLT634T, 2011, 120 LSU PS, Hyd Locking, Pick Up Hitch, Auto Clean, Pallet Forks, 460/70R24, 3757 Hours ........... £33,500 11017332 Manitou MLT735T, 2010, C.R.C, a/c, radio, jsm, hyd locking, powershift, 460/70R24 tyres .............. ................................................... £27,000 11020258 Manitou MLT735T, 2009, Approx 5000 hours, Michelin tyres ........................... £26,000 11019904 Manitou MLA628, 2009, 5500 Hours, very nice and tidy ..................................... £25,000 41021455 Manitou MLT634 120, 2009, turbo power shift, rear hitch, manual locking, JSM joystick, p/tines, 460/70R24 ................................ £24,000 21019531 Manitou MLT741T, 2009, aircon, crc, p.u.h, powershift, clean & tidy, 17.5x24, approx 6600 hrs...... ................................................... £22,500 11015537 Manitou MLT731, c/w pallet forks, air conditioning, hyd locking, 17.5R24, approx 5045 hrs ..... ................................................... £22,500 11021135 Manitou MLT634T, 2008, approx 5000 hrs, manual gears, air con, air seat, jsm control, crc,pun ...................................... £22,000 31010426 Manitou MLT634, 2006, 120 LSU PS turbo, 24” wheels/tyres, seat worn, single lever joystick, pick up hitch, hyd locking ........ £18,000 21020051 Bucket FL120 2.9 c/m ................ £1,250 31021557 Parmiter SG200 Sheargrab, c/w euro brackets ..... ........................................................ £650 41021478 AJP 2.3m Bucket ........................... £525 41020437 Faucheux 180 Loader Bucket....... £395 41019781 MOWERS & HAY MACHINERY Krone AM243CV Mower............... POA 31021550 Kuhn FC313 Front Mower, 2011, very tidy............ ..................................................... £7,500 41019718 FC313 Rear mower conditioners, 2011, very tidy . ..................................................... £7,500 41019717 Kuhn FC302G Trailed Mower Conditioner, 2008 . ..................................................... £8,750 41019834 John Deere 530 Trailed Mower Conditioner, 2005.......................................... £5,750 41019821 Vicon KH3001 trailed, 3m working width,road lights............................................ £5,750 21020960 Kuhn FC283TG Trailed Mower Conditioner, 2003, Farm Use, Tidy ................. £5,250 41020738 Teagle Superted, Unused ............................£4,950 Lely 3.2m Mounted Mower Conditioner, 2009 .... ..................................................... £4,750 41021424 Kuhn GF8501 8 rotor tedder, 2003 ........................ ..................................................... £4,250 41020792 Claas Disco 3050 Plus 2010 Mounted Mower Conditioner with Steel tines ...... £3,950 41020696 Reco Fella 6 Rotor Tedder, 2007, 7M .................... ..................................................... £3,850 11020520 Vicon Extra 632Tm 2011, 3.2 mtr, 8 disc, 2 speed conditioner, free float suspension .......................... ..................................................... £3,750 81014457 Pottinger 265 Nova mower conditioner, poly tines, tidy condition, full working order.................. ..................................................... £3,750 21017166 John Deere 1360 Trailed Mower Conditioner, 1996 ............................................ £3,750 41020026 Reco Fella TS456DN 2001, Single Rotor Rake ........ ..................................................... £2,950 31018506 Kverneland 3128 Mounted Mower Conditioner, 2007, tidy .................................... £2,950 21017677 Kuhn GMD 700 II Mower, 2007 £2,850 41021865 McConnel 260 Stripe Finishing Mower, Front and Rear Roller, unused............. £2,400 41021516 Lely Optimo 240C Mounted Mower Conditioner, 1995 ............................................ £1,950 21018981 Vicon 300 Haybob ..................... £1,500 21021402 Fransgard RV300 Haybob ......... £1,400 41021419 Taarup TA1118 Mounted Mower .......................... ..................................................... £1,250 11021000 KV185 Drum Mower ................. £1,100 41021599 Major 9ft Topper, 2000, tidy........ £995 41021561 Teagle Topper 8 ............................ £750 41021123 Portequip 5’6” Rotary Topper, 2002...................... ........................................................ £550 41020109 OTHER MACHINERY Browns Log Splitter ...................... £850 71021509

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PLOUGH & PRESSES Simba 6M Hyd Folding Press, 1995, Trailing Tines ..................................................... £4,500 41020420 Kverneland EG85/240 5 furrow, auto-reset Variwidth, rear disc, No. 8’s, 2004 .......................... ..................................................... £4,750 31018323 Goizin 16HLL 6 Furrow Plough, Shearbolt protection .............................................. £3,950 41019727 Dowdeswell DP130, 1998, 5 furrow, DD Boards, Rear Discs and Depth Wheel ..... £3,500 41019981 Dowdeswell DP120S, 1996, 6 furrow, good metal, tidy................................... £3,500 41019740 Kverneland LB85 5 Furrow Plough, skimmers, rear wheel................................... £3,000 61020933 Dowdeswell DP100S, 5 furrow, auto reset, rear disc, full set skimmers, rear depth wheel, 1997..... ..................................................... £2,950 21017978 Kverneland LD 85/160 5 f rev, shear bolt, no 8 bodies, hyd furrow press arm ... £2,950 11017594 Dowdeswell DP7C, 4 Furrow Plough, Shearbolt Protection ................................... £2,500 11020833 Kverneland LD85 120 4 Furrow Plough, land wheel with disc........................... £2,500 41019757 Lely 3m Front Press Spring Tines with packer roll ....................................................................... £1,750 KRM 3M Front 700mm packer roller..................... ..................................................... £1,500 31021789 Richie 1.5m Front Tyre Press ....... £995 41019774 Farm Force 1.5m Press Front Press........................ ........................................................ £995 41019767 Dowdeswell Furrow Press ........... £350 41021446 POWER HARROW & SEED DRILLS - SYSTEM DRILLS Vaderstad RDA600, c/w system disc, 2100 acres/8537 ha, track eradicators, new style tank, pre-emergance markers, off set wheels, had repair on each wing ....................... POA 11021457 Vaderstad RDA400A, 2011, interactive depth control, press wheels, track eradicators ................. ................................................... £42,000 11020994 Vaderstad RDA400A, 2012, c/w interactive depth control, system disc, track eradicator, wheel press pivot ..................... £39,500 31017657 Vaderstad 4M Topdown, 30 front discs and 14 tines very clean, good working order ..................... ................................................... £23,000 61019848 Vederstad CR500 Carrier, 2010, c/w system disc aggressive, crossboard heavy, steel packer............ ................................................... £21,500 11021793 Vederstad RST450, 2004 c/w 3 row raptor tines ................................................... £21,000 11020255 Kuhn HR3004 Power Harrow with Kuhn Sitera 3m Drill with seed Flex...............................£16,250 Vaderstad RDA400, 2002, c/w system disc hyd link ram, centre packer, approx, 16500 acres ........ ................................................... £15,000 11018848 Vaderstad Rapid 400F, 4 metre, system disc, front press wheels, in line cleated wheels.............. ................................................... £15,000 21014402 Kverneland TS6000 EV, 2010, 5 rows tines, steps, following harrow, 1.25 tonne capacity, lights,track eradicators............. £14,950 11020311 Vaderstad 600F, 2001, c/w system rigid tine, plain wheels, wing support wheels, black control bow, metering wheel ............... £10,000 11016293 Kuhn HR4003D, c/w packer roller, 1000 PTO ‘L’ shaped blades c/w Kuhn Venta LC402 drill c/w 3 row suffolk coulters ................... £9,950 11018388 KRM Roger SR350, 2005, disc coulters, press wheels & following harrow ....... £5,000 31021788 Maschio 3m DM Power Harrow, 2003, fitted with a Nordsted NS3030 Drill suffolk coulters, centre markers, following harrow, tramlining........ ..................................................... £4,950 21021251 Lely Power Harrow Drill Combination, 3m, Suffolk Coulters, Pre Emergence Markers .............. ..................................................... £4,400 11020832 Kuhn HR302 Power Harrow, c/w Maxi Packer, 2002, very tidy............................ £4,000 61021147 Sulky Compact 3m Drill 24 Suffolk Coulters mounted, pre emergance ......... £2,250 41021483 Lely 4m Roterra Power Harrow, no leaks, Flexicoil ....................................... £1,950 41020896 Sulky 3m Drill 24 Suffolk Coulters, c/w following harrow, steps, markers & brackets ......................... ..................................................... £1,600 41021473 ROLLS Twose 10’ Ballast Roll ................... POA 21020942

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An event in Mannheim, Germany, saw the launch of one of the worst-kept secrets of 2016, with John Deere revealing new 6R tractor models. James Rickard reports.

Mannheim monsters A fter months of teaser pictures floating around online, John Deere has officially launched more powerful 6R tractors.

Extending the 6R range to 11 models are two new machines, the 6230R and 6250R, with rated power levels of 230hp and 250hp respectively. A boost function sees the 6250R

pump out 300hp, giving it a power to weight ratio of 31kg/hp. A lightweight, powerful, versatile package was the key design mantra behind the new tractors, which have been specifically designed with European contractors in mind. To that end, JD consulted with 10 major contractors from around Europe – which between them operate 255 tractors of various makes and employ 428 people – to draw up the ‘perfect’ all-round tractor. Demand for such a tractor soon became apparent after the original launch of the 6Rs back in 2011.

While JD offers 230hp and 250hp in its 7R range, these larger and bulkier models do not quite suit everyone, says Deere, with the 7Rs being more suited to heavier duty arable tasks. As such, JD needed lighter versions to cover all customer bases.

Production It should be noted these two new models will not be replacing any current models, but are additions to the line-up. They can be ordered now, with full production starting next summer. First worldwide public showing of the new models will be at Lamma.

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CONTROL CONCEPT ONE of the standout features of the new models, and one which sets them apart from any JD tractor, let alone its 6Rs, is the new CommandPro control concept. Available as an option, the joystick-based concept offers control of both drive and a multitude of tractor and implement functions. Returning to the centre each time the lever is pushed or pulled, the lever takes care of speed, direction and cruise activation. It is blatantly obvious this is heavily influenced by a certain Bavarian manufacturer. However, JD has added a few extra touches, such as an inching function, which allows you to easily control the tractor at very low speed when hitching up to an implement, for example. It also includes a nifty feature for achieving top speed without having to hold the lever forward until it gets up to speed, which sees you push the lever through a detent then let go and leave the tractor to get up to speed on its own. Conversely, the same technique applies when you want to bring the 84 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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tractor to a standstill – when it comes to a stop it will also hold itself, regardless of slopes. Alternatively, the tractor can be driven using the pedal. No selection of either pedal or stick mode is required, just use which one you want and the tractor will recognise this.

Functions As for tractor functions, the joystick incorporates no less than 11 buttons and rocker switches, which can be assigned to any tractor function, including front and rear linkages, ptos, spool valves, headland management, auto-guidance and IsoBus functions. These can be assigned via the tractor’s standard touchscreen terminal and saved and recalled at a later date. In the future, the CommandPro concept will eventually filter throughout other tractor models, possibly even self-propelled foragers and combines, depending on acceptance and uptake of the concept.

IF it was not for the model number, you would be hard pressed to tell these are new tractors. However, several elements, particularly in the powertrain, have had to be heavily revised to handle the extra power. More than just a case of turning the wick up, the twin-turbo 6.8-litre JD PSS engine, also found in smaller 7Rs, features a reinforced crankshaft and pistons. It also gets a viscous driven fan which only kicks in when necessary, saving power and fuel, says Deere. As a result of the extra heat produced by the more powerful engines, larger cooling packs have had to be fitted. This has had the knock-on effect of a taller bonnet and the air intake and air cleaner have had to be relocated outside the bonnet, near the cab’s left-hand A-pillar. In addition, overall height of the tractor has had to be increased to maintain visibility over the bonnet. To make daily servicing easier, a new maintenance hatch has been added, allowing better access to the engine dipstick and oil filler. As an option, electronic checking of oil and coolant levels can be specified. To release all 300 horses for transport applications, the 6250R has to be travelling

above 13kph (8mph), at which point extra power starts to kick in gradually, with full power available above 15kph (9mph). For pto work, full power is available from 1kph (0.6mph) and above. The new tractors are only available with a continuously variable transmission – AutoPowr in JD language. Due to the increase in power, the next model up in transmission supplier ZF’s

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FIRST LOOK MACHINERY John Deere hopes its new souped-up 6Rs will appeal to contractors.

Specifications n Models: 6230R/6250R n Rated power: 230hp/250hp n Maximum power with boost: 279hp/300hp n Engine: 6.8-litre, six-cylinder, John Deere PSS n Unladen weight: 9.3 tonnes (by comparison, the 6215R is 8.5t) n Maximum permissible weight: 15t n Front linkage lift capacity: 5,000kg n Rear linkage lift capacity: 10,400kg n Hydraulic flow at spools: 160 litres/min n Wheelbase: 2.9 metres (114in) n Prices: 6230R, £207,855; 6250R, £216,686 (by comparison: 6215R, £194,599; 7250R, £210,800)

portfolio is used, the Eccom 2.9 (a 2.4 is fitted in the 6215R). As a result, the larger transmission adds 100mm (4in) to the wheelbase, increasing it to 2.9 metres long (114in). To save weight but keep up strength, the rear differential is made from a high ductile cast steel.

UPRATED THROUGHOUT EXTENDING the new tractors’ capability, both front and rear linkage lift capacities have been uprated to five and 10.4 tonnes respectively. In addition, a Category III top link is now available for the front linkage. Front linkage is standard, which can be specced with a 154hp pto and two double-acting spools. To cope with the extra lift capacity and more power, the front axle and suspension unit has been uprated, which now uses double-acting outboard suspension cylinders, similar to those found on larger 7Rs. Developed in conjunction with Dana, it features 100mm (4in) of suspension travel. Larger tyres, up to 800/70 R38s at the rear and 600/70 R30 at the front, can be specified.

Flow Hydraulic flow is increased to 160 litres/min at 1,500rpm and oil takeout has been increased to 80 litres, facilitated by the introduction of an extra tank, fitting snugly around the right-hand trumpet housing. Likewise, fuel tank capacity has been upped by adding a

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similar tank on the left-hand side, totalling 470 litres. As with other large-framed 6Rs, the same rear-end structure is used, which can be specified with five spools and power beyond, or just six spools. An ABS socket can also be added. For the rear linkage, dual sway hydraulic stabilisers are now an option and linkage width adjustment has been made easier through the use of pin adjustment, enabling quick switching between Category II and III.

A hot topic which arose from the contractor consultation was the lack of space for a proper toolbox. This has now been addressed on the right-hand side of the tractor, just under the cab, with a large lockable compartment.

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MACHINERY Fluctuating market conditions in recent months have made for some difficult machinery investment decisions for businesses. Jane Carley gets some financing tips.

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ew and used tractor sales saw significant fluctuations this year, with challenging markets and uncertainties surrounding the Brexit vote leading purchasers to be cautious. Lamma 2017 principal sponsor Asset Finance Partners (AFP) works with both hire fleet companies and farmers looking to finance their machinery fleets. It also provides loans secured against land for individual contractors up to large farming companies. Matthew Smart, head of asset finance at AFP, says: “As arable sector incomes have fallen more than 20 per cent this year, these farmers are challenged by market pressures. “However, mixed farms seem

to be bucking the trend, especially those with beef herds.” Despite uncertain times, most farming businesses still need to maintain machinery replacement cycles for reliability reasons, he says. “Market change tends to flow down from the top of the industry, with the large farming companies leading the way in investment.

Changes “This investment is increasingly taking the form of leasing or contract hire, rather than an outright purchase. Contracts are changing in nature with one- and two-year hires for high usage tractors. “Putting 2,000 hours a year on these tractors is not uncommon, and purchasers are not keen to risk the fluctuating residual values for relatively new, high-houred tractors.

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“Contract hire or operating leases put residual value risks onto the finance company or back onto the supplier.” Another issue is technology obsolescence, as Mr Smart points out. “Tractors are increasingly specified with GPS equipment and other precision farming technology, but this technology is moving so fast it is hard to put a value on it second-hand.

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“Again, professional farmers are preferring to put the risk onto the finance company or the supplier. “Plant hire companies are dominant in the market where tractors are used for seasonal activity, where farmers do not need a high volume of equipment allyear-round and spot hires of 12-16 weeks have become very popular, not only for tractors but trailers, sprayers, balers and harvesters.”

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IN THE FIELD: VELCOURT FARMING

THE cost of purchasing a tractor has come closer to hire costs in recent years, suggests David Fairman, sales director of Ben Burgess, which runs a hire fleet of up to 70 tractors. He says: “It used to be cheaper to buy, but with extended warranties and service packages, the cost of purchasing has risen. Plus there is the issue of having capital tied up in machinery.” Compared to hiring or leasing a tractor, purchasers must find the cash for a large upfront payment, rather than budgeting for a monthly, six-monthly or annual fee. He says: “Many customers, such as large potato growers, need 10-15 tractors, which would represent £1-2 million capital, compared to £20,000 a month in hire fees. “They prefer to keep capital free for land, buildings or infrastructure, rather than spend it on machinery.”

DOUGLAS Inglis, farms director for the South and East regions of Velcourt Farming, which has been contract hiring tractors from a single manufacturer source for 25 years. There are 140-150 tractors in its fleet, which tend to be exchanged after about four years as most clock up more than 1,000 hours per year. One benefit of contract hire is it covers all aspects of the tractor’s operation and maintenance, except the diesel, the driver and fixing costs, he points out. He says while tractor power has increased and fleet numbers have shrunk slightly over the years, in some circumstances, farms are using smaller tractors as cultivation practices move towards min-till. Mr Inglis says while modern

Popular High horsepower tractors also prove popular for short-term hire, allowing the average 500- to 750-hectare (1,235- to 1,853-acre) farm which owns a couple of tractors to source extra muscle for cultivations. Mr Fairman says: “We have seen an increase in demand for more specialist machines, such as tracklayers. It is hard to justify the investment in purchasing such a machine if you do not need it for 86 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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David Fairman of Ben Burgess. the rest of the year, when you can hire it for 10 weeks for £25,000.” Changes to financing conditions and business practice also continue to favour hire, Mr Fairman suggests. “When capital allowances were reduced a few years back, hire became more favourable because it gives 100 per cent tax allowance, but when they increased again it did not cause the swing back to purchasing which was expected. “Contract hire suits farmers who take on more land on a short-term contract, because the tractor can always go back when the term ends “Traditional farms still like the asset value of a purchase, but if you are on a three-year agreement for land and it is not certain to be extended, it may be better to match it with a short-term hire for the tractor.”

tractors come with increasing levels of technology, few features are used on a daily basis. “We have not had issues with technology becoming obsolete yet. We find the most useful advances in technology are those which cut fuel consumption,” he says. While he believes telemetry equipment offers an opportunity to remotely monitor machine performance, Mr Inglis says its greatest benefit will be in helping diagnose faults so engineers can be equipped with the right parts and solutions in the event of a breakdown, cutting service costs. “However, there is a concern tractors are becoming complex and costly to repair, with diagnosis relying more and more on laptops.”

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In the 150-250hp sector, hire tractors are often used to fill a cultivations gap on smaller farms.

Used machinery market WHILE currency fluctuations have affected machinery list prices, it is not all bad news, Matthew Smart says. “The pound is now about 16 per cent weaker against the euro than before the Brexit vote, but while tractor list prices may have increased, dealers are offering bigger discounts and higher part exchange values to retain their market share, so farmers are not actually paying significantly more to change.” The weaker pound has had a positive effect on second-hand values, with foreign traders returning to the UK with a newfound appetite to buy.

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Mr Smart says: “Second-hand tractor prices are up 20 per cent post-Brexit, so farmers are in a good position to trade in, yet are not being penalised significantly by increased new equipment prices. “If they have a three- to five-year plan in place, it is a good time to change equipment.” He adds the improved export trade has had a positive influence on the whole supply chain, as hire companies can take on larger fleets with favourable purchasing terms and be confident in the knowledge of better residual values abroad.

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MACHINERY CROPTEC

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Along with agronomy advice and seminars, this year’s CropTec provided visitors with a chance to look at the latest efficiency enhancing technology. Richard Bradley reports.

Sprayer tech dominates equipment showcased KNIGHT MINIMISES OVERLAP

CHAFER SPRAYERS OFFERING two new ranges, Chafer has updated its self-propelled sprayer portfolio, now featuring a new chassis which is built in-house. The Defender model offers 3,000to 3,500-litre spray tank capacity, 24-to 30-metre booms, 175hp Deutz Stage 4 engine and hydrostatic transmission. A Bosch Rexroth continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available as an option.

Interceptor models are available with 4,000-to 5,000-litre spray tanks, 24-40m booms, 225hp Deutz Stage 4 engine and Rexroth CVT as standard. Fritzmeier cabs, also used on Fendt’s range of self-propelled foragers, are fitted and machines require a third-party system to run guidance and automated steering. Full availability will be in early 2017, with prices yet to be confirmed.

LITE-TRAC SPRAYERS WHILE Lite-Trac was only showing its outgoing SS2400 demount self-propelled sprayer at CropTec, the manufacturer has announced a new higher capacity machine will be available for 2017. Based on customer demand, the new machine will feature a heavier duty chassis and more power, with possible payloads for the new SS3500 up to 30 tonnes.

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An 8.6-litre Volvo engine will be used, which produces about 400hp. Coupled to an Allison automatic six forward/two reverse powershift transmission, top speed is 50kph (31mph). Larger control terminals will also be fitted inside the New Holland cab, while third party systems will be required for guidance and automated steering.

PROVIDING greater levels of flexibility than normal section control, UK sprayer manufacturer Knight was showing its single nozzle switching system. Controlled automatically through the Muller Touch 1200 terminal, the system uses pneumatics to switch off single spray nozzles, which reduces overlap at row ends and on short work. Different types of nozzles can be switched on or off, allowing for variable application rates across the sprayer’s boom. Brian Knight says: “Single nozzle switching is not hugely popular yet, but we see it as being the next major

enhancement in sprayer technology, as it provides instant results in terms of cost savings, especially when applying liquid fertiliser.” Available on the manufacturer’s entire range of sprayers, the system costs about £5,000 over section control.

FLOW CHECK BILLERICAY Farm Services is now selling a simple solution for checking sprayer nozzle flow rates. Hung from the sprayer’s nozzles, holes in the base of the tube allow spray liquid to flow out at a set rate and different hole sizes are used to match eight ISO nozzle sizes. As the hole restricts flow out of the tube, the fluid level rises. A scale is then used to indicate the nozzle’s flow rate.

The manufacturer says the system was designed to offer farmers a quick method for checking their sprayer; however, the National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS) uses flow meters on its sprayer tests, as they offer readings with +/-1 per cent accuracy. Individual units are available for £39 plus VAT. If you purchase five units, as used in NSTS tests, you receive a carry case and calibration certificate.

POSITIVE SPRAYING BY positively charging spray liquid, MagGrow aims to lower levels of drift when spraying. Suitable to retrofit to existing sprayers, the system uses no moving parts. A number of manifolds are used to positively charge spray liquid before it is pumped out to booms, which is then attracted to plants as it exits the nozzles. Plastic, instead of metal, pipes are required on the sprayer’s booms, with each boom section requiring a 590mm-long (23in) magnet housing on the pipe. The firm says when changing to a new sprayer, the

system could be swapped over to reduce cost. The firm says spraying can be carried out at wind speeds of up to 25kph (15.5mph) with low-drift nozzles and drift can be reduced by 90 per cent with flat-fan nozzles.

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The South Devon Herd Book Society celebrated its 125th anniversary this year. Laura Bowyer visited its oldest herd to see what the breed means to them.

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licking through an 1891 first edition of the South Devon Herd Book, Robert Shinner explains how his family’s farm is home to the country’s oldest pedigree herd of the breed. It was 1858 when the Shinner family began their tenancy of Stretchford Farm, Buckfastleigh, from the Church Commissioners and they are still the resident family farming there now. In those days, the South Devon was considered a dual-purpose breed, with half the cows milked while the rest were double suckled. The Shinners stopped milking South Devons in the late 1970s. This was, they say, partly due to the rise in popularity of specialist milking breeds which the South Devon could not compete with. Increasing traffic on the A384, which splits the farm, also made crossing the cows dangerous at the time. Thanks to the dual-purpose nature of the breed, Robert says they were able to make a smooth transition from milk and beef production to purely beef, which is where the breed is placed today. In its 125 years, the society has seen many changes and developments. In 1950, virtually all animals in the herd book were from Devon and Cornwall, says Robert, whereas the breed is now much more spread, with 50 per cent in the South West and the remainder across the rest of the country. The family runs a 100-cow closed suckler herd, except when buying bulls. Stretchford Farm spans 142

Robert (left) and James Shinner.

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hectares (350 acres), using 28ha (70 acres) to produce cereals for feed, including oats, wheat and barley.

Capabilities Robert and his son James firmly believe in the capabilities of the South Devon breed. James says: “No matter what breed the South Devon is crossed with, continental or native, it will always result in a good quality calf with excellent growth potential, strong beef characteristics and a quiet temperament.” The farm has three stock bulls: Eyton Sunshine 5, Stretchford

Icarus and Stretchford Herman 3. Icarus and Sunshine are both producing polled calves. Robert says: “When we select bulls, we are looking for a strong face, good locomotion, a good top line with a wide thick loin, width and depth in the hindquarters and scope. It needs to stand above the cows in the field.” James says: “We like to have bulls to produce stock to suit every market place while still maintaining the breed’s characteristics. The breed is so adaptable and can respond to any situation it finds itself in.” Although predominantly a

FIRST cut silage sees 36 hectares (90 acres) cut and ensiled with the use of a forage wagon, which allows them to fill the clamp in layers from fields of grass and red clover. Second cut is 36ha (90 acres) in bales followed by a third cut of just the red clover mix.

maternal breed, Robert says the South Devon is increasingly being used with commercial suckler herds to breed replacements, or as a terminal sire to produce quality marbled beef. Bulls for breeding are sold under two years of age, selling off-farm and through society sales.

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Bulls are sold privately and through society sales.

Robert says: “We are selective with what we sell as breeding bulls. Repeat customers are important.” All bull calves from the herd have been kept entire since the early 1980s, to sell deadweight up to 400kg. Finishers get 7kg per head of home mix per day, on top of silage. Two thirds of the females are kept on-farm to enter the herd as replacements. The rest are sold on, either for breeding or fattening. They aim for cows to be between 850-900kg and say income from cull cows is also important to the farm and breed, with many achieving £1,150-£1,300 at the end of their working lives.

It is a high health status herd, free of IBR, BVD and Johne’s, and they vaccinate for leptospirosis as their land occupies 1.25 miles of boundary with the River Dart.

Breeding Soil poaching is a problem due to heavy clay land. Cattle are housed from late September until mid-April and calving takes place from late November until the end of May. James says: “We do not like calving in summer, which is such a busy time of the year for us. We like to spread our calving period to make our cashflow more consistent through the year.”

The area is ravaged with TB and, with the region carrying such a high number of South Devons, the breed’s progression is being affected by no fault of its own says Robert. He believes more of the breed would be sold further up the country if it was not for the South West’s TB stigma, but semen is available to combat this situation. The family are heavily involved in the society, recently hosting a show preparation day for young South Devon showmen and last year James was one of three judges of the society’s national herd competition. Robert was society president in

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2014, a year when the breed won the Royal Welsh Fitzhugh Pairs competition, a moment he describes as one to the proudest of his life. Robert says: “We are lucky to be part of such a progressive and forward-thinking society which encourages and helps its members to record performance, test DNA, and achieve as high a health status as possible for their herds. “There is no reason to change what we are doing. The breed has enabled five generations of our family to make a living here. It has actually enabled us to recently buy our farm from the Church Commissioners to secure our futures.”

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Young sires increase geneti c The young genomic sires list published on Tuesday (December 6) by AHDB Dairy provides clear evidence of the speed of genetic progress within the Holstein breed.

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here are six new entries in the top 10 genomic young sires list since the August index ran and all of the top 20 have a profitable lifetime index (PLI) of more than £700. Currently, 60 per cent of UK black and white inseminations are to genomic young sires. Heading the list is Westcoast Perseus, an early son of Penmanship. Perseus is out of a Doorman dam, and features high percentages of fat and protein (+0.12 per cent and +0.1 per cent), combined with a good lifespan index (+0.6) and a high daughter fertility index (+10.5). It has a PLI of £779 and a type merit (TM) of +2.37. Bomaz Alta Topshot is also new to the £PLI list, and the highest ranking of nine top 20 sons of Cogent Supershot. A transmitter of high production with +41.8kg fat, it has a PLI of £762.

Third Endco Argo is in third place with a PLI of £761, a TM of +3.04 and daughter lifespan index of +0.7. Fourth is De-Su 13181 Quantum, another Supershot son which transmits the highest weight of protein in the top 20 at +33.9kg. Its PLI is £753. Fifth is another Supershot son, Endco Superhero, which has a good lifespan index (+0.7), contributing to a PLI of £737. New entries in sixth and seventh place are Peak AltaRecoil and ABS Mayday respectively.

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Westcoast Perseus (PLI £779) Bomaz Alta Topshot (PLI £762) Endco Argo (PLI £761) De-Su 13181 Quantum (PLI £753) Endco Superhero (PLI £737)

AltaRecoil has a PLI of £734 and a fertility index of +12.9, while Mayday transmits high milk quality (+0.14 per cent fat; +0.09 per cent protein) and has a good TB advantage (+3.7). Its PLI is £729. Eighth position, with a PLI of £723, is shared by the highest type transmitter in the top 20 (TM +3.11), S-S-I 1stClass Flagship, and the highest milk transmitter, DG Charley. Tenth is Progenesis Unicorn, which has the highest daughter fertility index in the top 20 at +14.8. Marco Winters, head of animal genetics for AHDB Dairy, says: “Young sires with figures like these are outshining proven sires which lag some way behind. We now have 120 £PLI points between the best young sires and older, daughter-proven bulls. “I recommend selecting a cross-section of high £PLI-proven and genomic bloodlines to suit your herd, but avoid in-breeding by maintaining diversity.”

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View-Home Drman Wisconsin, the dam of the top PLI genomic sire.

Cogent Supershot has nine top 20 sons in the genomic sires rankings.

FATHER AND SON HEAD HOLSTEIN BULL RANKINGS A FATHER and son are the top two Holstein bulls in the proven sire rankings for the first time in recent memory. The bulls are Kings-Ransom Erdman, with a PLI of £659, and son United-Pride Erdman Evan, with a PLI of £647. Erdman is noted for transmitting outstanding fitness and has a breed-leading lifespan index of +0.9. Erdman combines this with good daughter fertility (an index of +12.5) and a maintenance index of -23. Second-ranking Evan moves up from sixth position, thanks to improvements in lifespan index, now at +0.8. This bull is not available in mainland GB, only being marketed in Northern Ireland. Third is Co-op Robust Cabriolet, with a PLI of £638. This calving

ease specialist (+1.7 per cent direct) also transmits high percentages of fat and protein (+0.19; +0.05) and low maintenance costs (-17). Bookem son De-Su Rookie 11057 is fourth, with a PLI of £625, a good transmission of low cell counts and one of the higher TMs at +1.74.

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Kings-Ranson Erdman (PLI £659) United-Pride Erdman Evan (PLI £647) Co-op Robust Cabriolet (PLI £638) De-Su Rookie 11057 (PLI £625) Tollenaars Altamicro (PLI £623)

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ti c gap with proven Holsteins OTHER BREEDS SEE MINIMAL CHANGES GENETIC indexes for other breeds remain remarkably stable, with little movement to report in the December run.

Jersey Unchanged at number one on the Jersey breed’s PLI ranking is VJ Link (PLI £520), which has an index showing good fitness (fertility

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index +11.5; SCC index -15; lifespan index +0.5) alongside high production. In second is VJ Hilario (PLI £519), also offering daughter fertility and fitness (fertility index +14.3; SCC -17; lifespan index +0.5).

Ayrshire VR Gunnarstorp Back Gobel is unchanged at number one Ayrshire, with a PLI of £573 and good milk (390kg) and solids

production (16.7kg fat; 12.6kg protein). Second is a new entry, VR Dansjo Haslev Hammer (PLI £489), which is a strong transmitter of milk solids, both for weights and percentages and a solid improver of fitness (fertility index +8.5; SCC -5; lifespan index +0.1).

British Friesian Catlane Chad (PLI £519) retains the British Friesian lead. Transmitting

good production with strong components – 21.1kg (0.15 per cent) fat and 16.1kg (0.11 per cent) protein – this bull has good all-round fitness and calving ease, and is the best SCC improver in the top five. At number two is Catlane Caleb (PLI £375). Its percentage fat transmission is outstanding at 0.31 per cent and its daughter fertility (+4.8) and direct calving ease (+2.5) are the best in the top five.

JERSEY bulls maintain their lead in the ranking for spring calving index (£SCI), but Holsteins take two of the top five positions. The leader is Danish Jersey VJ Tester, which has great components (+0.53 per cent fat; +0.18 per cent protein), together with excellent daughter fertility (+13.9), lower feed costs (maintenance index -61) and low cell counts (SCC -13), which combine to earn an SCI of £452. Second is VJ Link (SCI £441), maintaining its good transmission of fat (10kg, +0.35 per cent) along with low maintenance costs (-62), long daughter lifespans (+0.7) and excellent daughter fertility (+14.1). The third Danish Jersey, VJ Hilario (SCI £430), moves up from fifth. In fourth and fifth are father and son Holsteins Kings-Ransom Erdman (SCI £421) and United-Pride Erdman Evan (SCI £419), which also hold the top two positions on the PLI in the Holstein breed rankings.

Fifth-ranking Tollenaars AltaMicro is the biggest improver of daughter fertility (+17.8) and has a PLI of £623, just ahead of calving ease specialist, Teemar Shamrock Alphabet (PLI £621). Gen-I-Beq Lavaman in sixth has 647 UK daughters, contributing to its figures and raising its PLI to £618. Lavaman’s index is noted for its high TB advantage (+3.4). Moving into the top 10 is Seagull-Bay Supersire, transmitting 1,049kg milk and 74kg fat plus protein, by far the highest in the top 100 and earning a PLI of £615. Also moving into the top 10 are the highest type transmitter, S-S-I Bookem Morgan (TM +1.89), and the third Robust son Co-op Robust Jitterbug. They have PLIs of £598 and £589 respectively.

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John Telfer, of ForFarmers, says increasing cereals as livestock get older comes with the risk of acidosis.

calves which can feed and are ready to go on and I don’t buy those that are full of milk as these tend to go back when you get them home.” Buying stronger calves at the

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ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Incorporating live yeast in the diet of beef cattle can offer benefits across a range of ages, says ForFarmers. Ann Hardy reports.

Optimising rumen development is said to be an important part of the calves’ digestive health and performance and Mr Rutherford is keen to exploit the young animals’ unparalleled growth potential.

Year-round A total of about 400 calves per year are brought into the system on a year-round basis – all originating from dairy herds and most being continental crosses. All bull calves are castrated soon after arrival and all will be moved as quickly as possible up to the next stage. “We put them on to a rearer nut – Prime Beef Grower – at around 12 weeks old, and this also contains live yeast for rumen consistency,” says Mr Rutherford. This will help maintain the rumen at a stable pH and continue to help with the

animals’ fibre digestion and feed conversion. However, as the animals age, they move on to more farm-produced feeds which are blended into a total mixed ration. This initially includes grass silage, crimped wheat, a protein blend and a liquid feed although the older animals move on to more dried grain. “These dairy cross bullocks won’t finish off silage so have to have a fair bit of corn to get fat,” he says. John Telfer, account manager for ForFarmers, says this is the point at which the acidosis risk is at its greatest. “Increasing the cereals as the animals get older always comes with the danger of acidosis,” he says. “So, continuing with Levucell at this stage as part of TMR will increase the rumen bugs, improve digestion, and stabilise

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These dairy cross bullocks won’t finish off silage so have to have a fair bit of corn to get fat BRIAN RUTHERFORD the rumen pH, all of which will improve the feed conversion efficiency and lead to better weights.”

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LIVESTOCK A warm wet autumn has delayed the liver fluke challenge, but farmers are warned not to be complacent. Farmers Guardian reports on the situation around the country.

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xperts are warning of a delayed liver fluke risk on-farm due to unseasonally warm and wet conditions. Elanco Animal Health ruminant technical vet Matt Colston says: “The wet and warm conditions, usually experienced earlier in autumn, are ideal for the mud snail, an essential host in the liver fluke life cycle.

“However, accurate risk prediction is best assessed on a farm-by-farm basis. All the evidence we have collected on-farm this year supports a shift to a later challenge. “Early autumn predictions showed sheep farms needed to prepare for a high-risk year and this is still the case. It is essential farms do not get caught out by this later challenge.”

FLUKE FORECASTING DESPITE the forecasted high risk from liver fluke this autumn, fluke challenge in the surveillance farms has been low to moderate. This shows weather conditions have been right for snail and liver fluke survival on pasture and, although surveillance farms have not seen a high challenge yet, conditions will be different on every farm. If weather conditions stay mild through December, the fluke challenge is likely to increase.

There could be a delayed on-farm liver fluke risk this season.

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August antibody - six out of six negative; September antibody - one positive, five negative; October coproantigen - two positive, six negative; November - not sampled yet August - no sample; September antibody - three out of 10 positive, coproantigen - two out of 10 positive, faecal egg count (FEC) - negative; October - four out of 10 positive, FEC - positive; November - 10 out of 10 negative, FEC - negative August antibody - all negative; September antibody – one out of six positive; October coproantigen - 10 out of 10 negative, FEC - negative; November coproantigen - five out of 10 positive, FEC - negative August antibody - all negative; September antibody – all negative; October coproantigen - 10 out of 10 negative, FEC - negative; November coproantigen - 10 out of 10 negative, FEC - negative Not sampled yet August antibody – three out of six positive; September antibody – five out of six positive, coproantigen – seven out of nine positive, FEC - positive; October coproantigen - three out of 10 positive, FEC - negative; November FEC - negative, coproantigen TBC August antibody - all negative; September antibody - all negative; October coproantigen - two out of 10 positive, FEC - negative; November coproantigen - one out of 10 positive, FEC - negative August antibody - two out of six positive; September antibody - one out of six positive, coproantigen - 10 out of 10 negative, FEC - negative; October/November coproantigen - 10 out of 10 negative, FEC - negative

Continue to monitor conditions and test again in December. Stay alert for increasing challenge Continue to monitor conditions and test again in December. Stay alert for increasing challenge Consider treating with triclabendazole (TCBZ) now. Stay alert for increasing challenge and if treating ensure efficacy test complete to identify resistance Advice is to stay alert for increasing challenge

Advice is to stay alert for increasing challenge October results suggest early signs of TCBZ resistance. Review treatment options and monitor TCBZ efficacy when used in the future. Stay alert for increasing challenge Consider treating with TCBZ, if treating ensure efficacy test complete. Stay alert for increasing challenge Continue to monitor conditions and test again in December. Stay alert for increasing challenge

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a retreatment with a different active before animals have time to lose condition as a result of any remaining fluke burden. Mr Colston says: “The delayed challenge demonstrates the importance of testing this year. “Our surveillance farms have

been able to react to the seasons’ circumstances as they have developed through the year.

Confidence “This allows them to treat with the correct product at the correct time or not at all, giving them confidence the

best liver fluke control measures are in place.” Advice from SCOPS says unexpected deaths should be investigated and farms should request abattoir feedback on evidence of fluke or any fluke damage.

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Malcolm Metcalfe and Jim top at North Westmorland Malcolm Metcalfe and Jim won the North Westmorland nursery.

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Gyp take novice title England: Elaine Hill

LIGHT was beginning to fade when the last of the 51 entries ran at North Westmorland’s trial held on Saturday at Crosthwaite. Athol Clark judged, scoring out of 100 as he allocated 40 points for the driving.

At 26, Brenda Helliwell took the lead in the nursery class gaining 91 points with Denwyn Moya. Derek Scrimgeour and Dot matched that score at 32, going ahead on an out-bye decision. The winning run came when Malcolm Metcalfe and Jim (S. Richards’ Misty, M. Andrews’ Nap) went to the post at 36. Malcolm stopped Jim short at the end of his left-hand outrun to lose two points. However, the smooth coated dog had a clean lift before having a faultless fetch. For a slight kink just before the first drive obstacle and other minor

Cameron Dickson leads at Springhill Scotland: Sine Robertson

Scottish results

THE best drive of the day gave Cameron Dickson’s Lethens Craig a comfortable lead at Springhill. Craig was tight at the top of his outrun, pushing the Cheviot ewes. Once they turned round the post, Craig took control of the sheep and achieved the best drive of the day. A clean pen and a good shed ensured first place. Andrew Dickman’s Jake had the best outbye work of the day, but missed his cross drive gate. Attempted breaks marred the pen before Jake secured them and finished the run with a clean shed and second place. The Cheviot ewe hoggs at Heriot ran well on the big, flat ‘airstrip’ field if the dogs gave them time, but they could split if pushed. Davie Wallace’s Tess worked well outbye, but on the cross drive, the sheep split. Tess reunited them and

DURNESS (Judge, G. Nicholson, Lairg) Older dogs (9 ran) 1, S. Renwick (Inverbroom) Dice, 76; 2, H. MacLean (Culloden) Danny, 66; 3, J. Sutherland (Durness) Upland Jan, 64. CULLODEN (Judge, B. Ross, Ardgay) Nursery (21 ran) 1, G. Simpson (Forgue) Lad, 95; 2, G. Simpson (Forgue) Groesfaen Mac, 94; 3, N. Sutherland (Strathnaver) Hill, 89; 4, G. Simpson (Forgue) Jaff, 88 Outbye ; 5, I. Sutherland (Strathnaver) Jimmy, 88; 6, S. Renwick (Inverbroom) Shiel, 85; Older dogs (10 ran) 1, J. Ross (Achaillach) Nan, 93. HERIOT (Judge, M. Arres, Dryden) Nursery (12 ran) 1, D. Wallace (Blyth Bridge) Tess, 88; 2, J. McRobert (Tweedsmuir) Nell, 87 Outbye; 3, R.B. Henderson (Heriot) Bonnie, 87; 4, J. Hill (Heriot) Lee, 80; 5, J. Hill (Heriot) Gail, 72; 6, R. Henderson (Crawford) Roy, 69; Novice (11 ran) 1, J. L’Etang (Slamannan) Slip, 76; 2, S. Morgan (West Linton) Jill, 69; 3, J. L’Etang (Slamannan) Gyp, 67; 4, D. MacDiarmid (Glenrath) Sally, 65; 5, S. Morgan (West Linton) Fred, 61; 6, K. Blackwood (Sanquhar) Jill, 59. SPRINGHILL (Judge, J.B. Foster, Earlston) Nursery (13 ran) 1, C. Dickson (Coldingham) Lethens Craig,77; 2, A. Dickman (Oxton) Jake,72; 3, W.S. Elliot (Yetholm) Ben, 70 Outbye; 4, J. Robinson (Coldingham) Rob, 70 Outbye; 5, J. Robinson (Coldingham) Jill, 70; 6, D. Gilchrist (Oxton) Jade, 69; Novice 1, P. Howe (Hawick) Mirk, 74; 2, P. Howe (Hawick) Pip, 54.

managed to put them through the gate. Davie gave the sheep time and penned without any trouble, although some others found them splitting under pressure there. A good shed completed the winning run.

Kevin Evans and Jim win South Wales nursery championship Wales: Christine Hall

Welsh results

A COLD but dry day provided ideal conditions for the large crowd of spectators watching the South Wales nursery championship at St Florence, Tenby. After a long outrun which tested some of the young dogs, several had difficulties at the second drive gates. The sheep proved very reluctant to go into the pen with the result that some were timed out. In general it was not a day of high scores, but Claire Ridge and Blue had a good afternoon run which lost

SOUTH WALES Nursery Championship (Judges, Eifion Hope, Malcolm Ellis) 1, K. Evans (Libanus) Jim, 10; 2, C Ridge (Narberth) Blue, 14;3, D. Jenkins (Talybont) Bill, 18 OLF;4, K. Evans (Libanus) Don, 18; 5, J. Bowen (Tenby) Tess, 19; 6, P. Tomkins (Llandrindod Wells) Lyn, 21; 7, M. Jones (Maesybont) Nan, 23; 8, R. Ellis (Nantymoel) Jim, 24; 9, N. Watkins (Llanddeusant) Groesfaen Fern, 29; 10, S. Lewis (Llanelli) Jess, 32; 11, D. Millichap (Tonyrefail) Bill, 33; 12, S. Lewis (Llanelli) Gwen, 36; 13, R. Millichap (Port Talbot) Dewi Max, 37; 14, D. Rees (Pontrhydfendigaid) Meg, 38; 15, R. Games (Talgarth) Moss, 40 OLF. Reserves: L. Williams (Llandeilo) Ned, 40; E.L. Morgan (Aberystwyth) Craig, 41.

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them only 14 points. This was topped by Kevin Evans and Jim, who scored 10 to win the championship. Brecon won the team event with the highest cumulative score.

deviations he lost six points in total throughout his driving. Finishing clean at the pen gave Jim a score of 92. With a single point advantage he took his first title of the season after winning a Northern nursery last year. At 18, Stephen Thexton and Gyp (S. Thexton’s Connie, R.A. Clark’s Spot) had a near perfect novice run. Their only fault was slipping one

sheep at the first drive hurdle where Stephen went for a tight turn. Losing two points from the drive put them on the top score of 98. Larry Cowper and Flo put up a strong challenge with run 49 to be the runners up with 96 points. Of the eight new handlers, 14-yearold Robert Harrison had the winner running with Lad (J. Wood’s Jen, R. Macpherson’s Roy), while Victoria Graham and Pip were runners up.

English results

Bentham (Dent) Fay, 72 of 90; 2, A. Parker (Downham) Gael, 67; 3, A. Temple (Holmrook) Jess, 66; 4, J. Palmer (Twiston) Gill, 64; 5, M. York (Howgill) Cass, 60; 6, E. Hill (Gaisgill) Duke, 53. New handler R. Harrison Jnr (Shap) Lad, 61. NORTH LANCS, Lee End Farm, Quernmore, Lancaster (Judge, T. Wilson, Ribchester) Nursery (50 ran) 1, J. Cropper (Deerplay) Trigger, 81 of 90; 2, Thomas Longton (Quernmore) Storm, 80; 3, J. Cropper, Dan, 79; 4, L. Bancroft (Barnoldswick) Alf, 76; 5, S. Cropper (Deerplay) Ross, 75; 6, S. Evans (Holcombe) Dot, 74. Novice 1, L. Bancroft, Pip, 84 of 90; 2, D. Whitehead (Edgworth) Omega Tom, 77; 3, A. Bradley (Crosthwaite) Glenalla Raven, 69. New handler 1, R. Gornal (Garstang) Zoe, 72; 2, V. Graham (Whitehaven) Pip, 70; 3, S. Lopizzo (Milan) Nell, 64. RAINOW, Yearnslow Farm, Rainow, Macclesfield, Cheshire (Judge, C. Pickford, Rainow) Nursery (44 ran) 1, B. Dumbleton (Bollington) Max, 86 of 90; 2, J. Gilman (Bosley) Bonny, 78; 3, A. Ritakallio (Neston) Kipi, 75 OLF; 4, J. Gilman Jay, 75; 5, M. Hallam (High Peak) Upland Cap, 69; 6, J. Richardson (Strinesdale) Ceri, 68. Novice 1, G. Birchenall (Chinley) Marchup Leaf, 72 of 90; 2, G. Birchenall, Dan, 71; 3, C. Dumbleton (Bollington) Dot, 68; 4, L. Perry (Rainow) Jill, 66. Young handler and beginner 1, C. Dumbleton, Dot, 68. NORTHUMBERLAND League, Whitfield (Judge, M. Elliott, Lazonby) Nursery (25 ran) 1, B. Jordan (Whitfield) Bozo, 90 of 100; 2, D. Henderson (Allendale) Jill, 89; 3, B. Jordan, Shasta, 79; 4, P. Telfer (Haydon Bridge) Kettle, 78; 5, S. Smith (Seahouses) Gael, 69; 6, M. Northwood (East Woodburn) Floyd, 69. Best novice M. Pasztor (Corbridge) Max. New handler S. Pearson (Morpeth) Hettie. WESSEX, Wivelsden (Judge, R. Putnam, Kirdford) Nursery 1, J. Bastable (Tonbridge) Pip, 75 of 100 OLF; 2, M. Banham (Chipstead) Ollie, 75; 3, W. Cole (Tillingham) Meg, 74. Novice 1, John Marsh (Goddards Green) Flair, 71 of 100; 2, F. Davies-Russell (Farnham) Seth, 62; 3, I. Wheeler (Isle of Wight) Bob, 53. Best novice handler A. Tackley, Joey. NORTHERN, Villa Farm, Great Musgrave, Cumbria (Judge, J. Brunton, Marske) Nursery (52 ran) 1, F. Satterthwaite (Brough) Ben, 80 of 90; 2, F. Noble (Brough) Moss, 77; 3, K. Cropper (Shap) Moor Lodge Jim, 76; 4, A. Hunter (Redmire) Tim, 74 OLF; 5, R. Jewitt (Naburn) Queen, 74; 6, P. Noble (Quernmore) Tom, 73. Committee novice 1, L. Morland (Hamsterley) Trixie, 82 of 90; 2, J. Bousfield (Harwood in Teesdale) Pip, 81 OLF; 3, S. Atkinson (Waitby) gem, 81. New handler 1, E. Procter (Great Musgrave) Dale; 2, V. Graham (Whitehaven) Pip.

NORTH WESTMORLAND, Totterbank, Crosthwaite, Cumbria (Judge, A. Clark, Kirkby Stephen) Nursery (51 ran) 1, M. Metcalfe (Wharton) Jim, 92 of 100; 2, D. Scrimgeour (Wigton) Dot, 91 OLF; 3, B. Helliwell (Lancaster) Denwyn Moya, 91; 4, J. Bentham (Dent) Fay, 90; 5, A. Baines (South Stainmore) Tanhill Jock, 88; 6, A. Foster (Cartmel Fell) Bill, 87. Novice 1, S. Thexton (Sedbergh) Gyp, 98 of 100; 2, L. Cowper (Threlkeld) Flo, 96; 3, D. Scrimgeour, Finn, 88; 4, A. Temple (Holmrook) Jan, 88. New handler 1, R. Harrison Jnr (Shap) Lad; 2, V. Graham (Whitehaven) Pip. HOLME, Clough Head, Grane Road, Haslingden, Lancashire (Judge, R. Watson, Millom) Nursery (25 ran) 1, J. Cropper (Deerplay) Glen, 80 of 90; 2, Thomas Longton (Quernmore) Storm, 77; 3, A. Kyme (Lumb) Floss, 71; 4, S. Evans (Holcombe) Dot, 70; 5, C. Kempson (Cowpe) Fleet, 70; 6, R. Atkins (Oakworth) Meg, 68. TRAWDEN, New Close Farm, Downham, Clitheroe, Lancashire (Judge, D. Wood, Rivington) Nursery (30 ran) 1, H. Taylor (Skelsmergh) Roo, 79 of 90; 2, P. Noble (Quernmore) Tom, 78; 3, C. Mellin (Oakworth) Rainow Max, 76; 4, D. Carlton (Newton) Bob, 72, 5, R. Hutchinson (Littledale) Craig, 71; 6, C. Mellin, Moor Lodge Ben, 70. RYEDALE, Fridlington Farm, Sheriff Hutton, York (Judge, P. Exelby, Nun Appleton) Nursery (26 ran) 1, S. Beaton (Nun Appleton) Milly, 73 of 90; 2, T. Bell (Selby) Belle, 64; 3, J. Simpson (Hutton Rudby) Jill, 63; 4, J. Goulder (Pickering) Valmis Jupiter, 62; 5, A. Jackson (Kildale) Rob, 61; 6, B. Harland (Pickering) Glen, 61. FOXT and District, Shropshire (Judge, J. Fletcher, Chesterfield) Nursery (27 ran) 1, S. Wilkinson (Thurgoland) Huthwaite Pip, 77 of 90; 2, J. Gilman (Bosley) Bonny, 76 OLF; 3, A. Ritakallio (Neston) Kipi, 76; 4, C. Pickford (Rainow) Maid, 75; 5, S. Wilkinson, Huthwaite Kep, 73; 6, M. Hallam (High Peak) Upland Cap, 72. Novice 1, J. Hussey (Alderley Edge) Highgate Hil, 76 of 90; 2, G. Birchenall (Chinley) Dan, 73; 3, G. Birchenall, Marchup Leaf, 71; 4, G. Dermody (Nantwich) Mirk, 70. Beginner 1, R. Helm (Beeston) Star, 65. CROSTHWAITE, Totterbank, Crosthwaite, South Lakes (Judge, A. Temple, Holmrook) Open (29 ran) 1, T. Huddleston (Caton) Udale Ola, 87 of 100; 2, K. Cropper (Shap) Tsavo, 84; 3, S. Cropper (Deerplay) Beechwood Ben, 84; 4, F. Cleary (Barnacre) Billy, 83; 5, C. Cassie (Lutterworth) Lady, 82; 6, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Folly, 82. WINDERMERE, Dry Howe, Selside, Kendal, Cumbria (Judge, P. Rigby, Skelsmergh) Nursery (16 ran) 1, J.

Trials diary ENGLAND December 10. YORKSHIRE Nursery, change of venue to Jackson Lane, Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD20 9HG, 9.30am start, enter on field, if running two dogs they must be booked in by 12 noon. FYLDE Nursery, change of venue to Meadow Court, Tarnwater Lane, Ashton with Stodday, Lancaster, LA2 0AH, 9.30am start, enter on field, if running two dogs they must be booked in by 12 noon. DOVEDALE Nursery, novice and beginner with championship, Biggin Moor Farm, Biggin Moor, Buxton, SK17 0DS, 9am start, enter on field, by 12 noon, catering. NORTHERN Nursery, committee novice and new handler, change of date, Hamsteels Hall, Quebec, Durham, DH7 9RS, on B6301 Towlaw/Lanchester road, 10am start, enter on field by 2pm, three or more dogs first by 12 noon, only one after 1pm. RYEDALE Nursery, Fridlington Farm, Sheriff Hutton, York, 10am start, enter on field by 1pm, more than one dog first by 12 noon. HIGHER WHITLEY – Cancelled, rescheduled for January 8. December 11. MORETON Nursery and novice, Station Farm, Broughton Astley, Leics, LE9 6PD, Cottage Lane entrance, 9.30am start, enter on field. NORTH WESTMORLAND Nursery, novice and new handler, Laithes, Penrith, CA11 0AZ, 9am start, enter on field by 1pm, for three dogs, two by 12 noon, novice confined to Cumbria. NORTHUMBERLAND League, Nursery and New Handler, Dyke Head, Rochester, 11am start, enter

on field. ROMNEY MARSH Nursery, novice, cradle and novice handler, Whitehall, Ludgate lane, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0RF, 10am start, enter on field, catering. WEST COUNTRY Nursery, MX then driving, Great Champson Farm, Molland, South Molton, 10am start, enter on field. WINDERMERE Nursery and new handler, Otter Bank, Skelsmergh, about two miles north of Kendal, Cumbria, 9.30am start, enter on field by 2pm unless dogs are still running. December 31. NEW YEAR’S EVE Charity open and novice, Barford Meadows, off A43 between Kettering and Corby, pre-enter by December 21, tel 07979 602 847, first 40 dogs, maximum three dogs per handler, those with three dogs to be booked in by 8.30am, for two dogs by 10.30am and one dog 12 noon.

WALES December 10. ALL WALES Nursery championship, Blaenglowon Fawr, Talgarreg, SA44 4EX, catering, start 8am, contact Claire Ridge, tel: 01437 563 228/07773 192 283. December 27 and 28. BROMSBERROW HEATH Christmas SDT, Open and novice national, young handler, catering, start 8am, pre-entry by December 21, contact A. Blackmore, tel: 07855 843 226. December 29. TYNWERN, Llanrhystud, SY23 5BD, Open national, catering, start 8am, contact E. Lloyd, tel: 01974 272 282

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MARKET PRICES PRIMESTOCK ENGLAND STEERS Market day(s) week ending December 6 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

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YOUNG BULLS

CULL COWS

Total cattle number

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

69 35 82 28 151 15 153 50 21 9 18 67 247 39 77 90 13 48 15 3 6 7 7 13 34 14 352 61 266 90 197 155 37 41 12 81 44 34 210 356 10 31 19 308 3 13 31 164 12 61 148

163.00 187.33 214.86 116.15 176.80 200.10 225.00 241.50 337.00 253.56 184.00 199.11 177.25 259.57 200.00 218.50 299.67 197.00 203.50 186.62 248.83 172.15 228.25 238.25 238.00 186.50 266.00 201.40 196.50 159.00 177.94 215.39 179.00 227.62 218.00 189.50 225.00 282.50 170.27 299.25

192.94 198.10 199.73 180.29 209.40 218.32 250.38 210.30 227.30 219.80 210.08 171.70 214.88 194.00 216.18 241.33 340.00 206.60 193.00 210.27 237.58 175.07 207.39 244.40 243.00 155.86 301.67 233.00 202.11 234.50 172.75 186.35 224.59 265.00 200.25 207.20 214.54 167.83 263.17 231.39 331.67 179.79 222.06

195.61 199.00 213.87 182.00 90.50 208.78 231.50 226.86 240.09 226.67 176.41 189.00 123.50 215.60 258.00 127.17 168.00 195.26 225.50 143.00 199.95 241.71 244.50 167.00 249.50 192.68 230.93 176.30 160.14 219.31 200.50 182.00 236.50 175.59 175.83 147.83 255.88 218.96 208.50 181.13 217.25

186.50 145.50 263.50 107.00 217.58 205.50 247.50 248.00 161.00 249.50 201.50 231.07 155.00 128.17 223.44 102.80 241.00 261.00 109.50 250.00 122.00 201.54 245.00 187.24 184.36 223.14 231.42 234.67 239.50 180.00 183.17 229.02 202.50 237.50 262.00 214.63 196.40 246.08 330.00 171.33 235.90

209.33 189.14 255.00 149.00 215.38 213.60 220.33 269.00 248.00 264.17 260.96 232.38 187.43 163.08 221.39 152.67 237.20 236.56 263.50 306.25 152.00 260.83 210.25 184.88 206.12 263.28 194.91 211.59 221.14 238.38 203.60 237.12 280.00 203.01 255.00 149.60 199.54 227.37 222.75 230.14 232.60 240.85 151.50 310.50 233.68 270.00 190.11 227.70

193.50 157.00 240.26 155.33 195.53 179.33 227.79 255.33 239.83 230.40 212.56 363.33 160.27 202.71 103.00 220.00 253.50 148.50 270.00 139.50 188.00 209.14 143.50 197.94 234.50 180.62 179.44 221.41 232.67 175.00 198.45 187.00 194.20 305.67 146.90 171.78 201.47 147.50 234.80 229.58 121.50 243.33 241.03 225.00 185.06 217.61

193.50 189.50 189.57 159.03 187.75 179.00 175.20 156.29 182.71 177.06 179.83 167.95 163.40 178.00 171.81 148.87 159.50 166.00 174.76

199.50 151.50 177.00 190.80 183.00 179.81 185.56 173.83 196.50 184.33 174.00 206.02 200.50 190.29 205.74 185.13 180.00 180.00 186.70 179.86 197.57 185.52

158.50 202.60 173.45 192.35 135.25 193.83 210.40 185.70 99.50 192.74 198.93 189.38 190.24 203.08 208.33 185.50 205.89 192.35 200.44 201.79

18 133 128 99 45 5 71 362 67 14 5 46 9 122 17 122 108 23 12 56 5 9 135 60 49 21 1 45 11 212 26 55 5 76 18 26 53 30 17 4 220 18 24 28 3 49 50 1 71 9 8

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239.40 215.29 205.40 176.00 238.58 244.27 211.25 216.00 215.82 204.00

212.00 220.33 140.00 197.22 182.00 217.33 237.87 215.00 200.27 142.34

244.00 120.00 222.75 192.50 212.00 184.98 227.86 216.62 77.00

236.92 218.67 218.67 177.20 235.48 256.71 263.96 217.12 221.88 214.41

227.67 292.18 208.44 178.50 232.00 211.00 139.26 205.75 202.25 183.50

115.15 226.00 118.50 -

153.70 212.00 160.00 162.00

133.30 208.00 185.00 177.33 139.00

210 46 87 3 23 81 77 89 197

Total cow number

Grade 3 average

Dairy sired average

Beef sired average

Total N lambs

142.32 132.58 164.56 145.17 123.50 146.50

110.44 108.62 106.97 101.23 108.25 110.20 86.78 75.17

88.69 84.41 86.93 112.00 80.64 87.68 74.75 81.00 94.50 91.25 49.50 80.83 44.50 92.83 63.75 95.38 74.11 89.38 89.40 89.50 82.82 110.21 86.16 77.56 81.15 114.00 44.50 72.25 87.62 91.65 89.70 92.36 85.41 68.17 -

114.78 122.45 102.00 119.19 115.50 97.50 126.54 101.00 139.50 106.33 120.93 98.79 103.66 103.06 112.57 73.20 112.18 124.84 80.00 98.67 118.93 98.29 96.95 98.25 85.50 90.85 114.71 117.50 98.00 115.61 101.89 118.02 125.06 83.38 112.00 96.67 102.25 148.67 110.67 101.93 111.00 130.67 98.67 -

2038 1600 2293 815 3174 1397 1453 359 2040 1033 1134 855 1547 243 2836 765 181 910 192 124 135 1266 1763 1046 362 398 63 1214 1596 2468 472 661 1134 5989 156 2970 472 1197 405 1198 1769 31 828 3150 1074 2417 1036 1952 58 925 254 1016 334 1290 3625 1149 178 664 1053 540 268 629 2044 272 940 1622 503

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82.26 30.00 81.70 86.22 81.62 -

115.61 94.53 100.47 101.72 97.47 109.20 115.86 95.05 111.08

1974 477 1134 473 1376 1009 653 657 2593 1724 2197 1260 4625 900

Grade 1 average

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N/S lambs standard average

N/S lambs medium average

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N/S SQQ average

Total Ewes

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2038 1600 2293 815 3174 1397 1453 359 2040 1033 1134 855 1547 243 2836 765 181 910 192 124 135 1266 1763 1046 362 398 63 1214 1596 2468 472 661 1134 5989 156 2970 472 1197 405 1198 1769 31 828 3150 1074 2417 1036 1952 58 925 254 1016 334 1290 3625 1149 178 664 1053 540 268 629 2044 272 940 1622 503

142.97 159.76 139.51 32.80 119.29 128.12 145.22 201.00 130.20 115.03 153.25 154.25 172.62 117.00 115.43 154.57 126.84 110.00 144.60 159.78 78.00 161.09 225.00 140.02 184.63 143.23 139.11 131.75 230.50 139.52 126.74 156.25 167.00 157.96 -

172.43 177.41 182.10 149.66 141.59 153.18 185.76 163.66 226.52 181.83 187.37 164.76 158.92 172.55 173.07 170.36 176.84 162.98 170.01 162.00 153.65 129.51 170.87 176.90 147.55 162.20 184.20 159.28 159.12 162.53 160.02 172.52 146.18 171.29 162.25 173.23 164.71 177.35 170.00 160.43 179.24 77.00 167.66 156.81 168.14 169.07 175.10 192.10 159.62 146.32 147.84 188.26 181.77 175.19 159.77 166.68 167.12 163.69 166.19 167.12 164.26 203.70 206.71 182.81 175.65 167.64

171.50 168.51 183.88 167.01 166.13 173.23 171.48 164.08 175.36 190.87 169.58 166.23 171.43 168.39 167.14 167.92 176.48 167.28 165.04 158.31 161.00 152.00 171.13 167.58 168.32 170.91 189.50 161.18 168.44 173.38 164.18 171.63 168.75 173.38 182.70 172.71 178.44 185.81 170.40 175.10 177.19 151.00 167.43 166.49 171.48 177.83 177.00 183.05 167.51 143.52 179.82 180.33 182.15 170.95 168.58 168.35 166.91 177.43 170.93 169.56 160.95 163.92 187.95 215.18 181.52 178.18 173.84

157.64 158.86 173.55 160.23 159.05 165.83 158.47 157.87 156.88 182.99 156.92 158.27 158.67 169.73 161.79 160.19 166.25 161.13 162.95 166.27 160.24 156.43 162.10 150.46 172.29 163.23 176.60 150.80 160.33 159.76 160.07 157.95 160.33 158.43 166.39 160.11 165.80 170.87 165.60 170.54 172.12 149.61 158.74 161.16 160.70 160.33 167.80 167.87 144.09 161.23 162.04 172.72 157.96 162.37 163.08 165.10 168.95 164.07 161.38 162.99 156.71 170.42 194.14 156.62 168.43 171.14

170.93 170.87 182.02 160.84 157.57 164.73 171.84 163.96 177.83 188.77 172.34 165.50 165.09 169.83 167.80 168.35 176.55 166.62 166.76 159.17 158.61 140.30 170.49 168.70 158.29 169.40 188.29 160.54 168.09 169.79 163.20 171.75 166.86 171.87 178.69 172.87 176.85 171.97 170.36 172.30 177.60 133.92 167.47 157.42 170.56 174.83 176.70 184.15 156.33 143.75 171.89 181.50 182.07 171.53 166.55 168.18 166.96 175.18 170.54 169.42 160.95 163.92 192.00 213.70 181.66 177.50 173.42

837 458 676 206 1832 387 147 83 220 269 217 414 50 1429 342 49 190 92 13 1508 28 93 403 26 338 301 330 23 170 163 3934 64 894 185 226 77 289 647 8 153 658 134 770 320 718 64 248 128 16 50 188 351 674 66 3 211 130 64 147 72 42 353 371 55

49.52 47.95 67.64 49.61 52.10 58.14 59.57 63.77 54.97 56.05 46.22 34.74 43.17 57.66 53.00 29.90 56.88 54.17 55.69 55.35 75.89 64.38 56.12 62.60 44.39 54.96 56.13 47.00 49.73 43.18 54.42 78.95 60.03 51.14 53.81 61.50 56.13 71.57 34.38 70.26 41.03 53.01 54.37 62.20 71.63 65.78 30.26 56.18 49.81 57.00 44.84 46.29 60.27 57.02 67.00 55.46 57.90 44.02 42.68 66.82 84.62 54.19 60.30 54.58

1974 477 1134 473 1376 1009 653 657 2593 1724 2197 1260 4625 900

135.33 135.95 121.76 134.06 144.93 112.00 123.40 106.91 -

148.97 133.10 166.27 158.97 166.81 163.13 147.30 152.50 153.11 150.92 162.11 152.49 134.40 139.74

160.17 145.46 164.82 161.94 167.67 172.64 161.94 153.71 164.42 172.01 163.09 161.07 165.25 160.78

150.76 152.08 153.18 148.32 159.42 163.07 156.84 156.62 156.47 162.48 153.98 151.47 153.97 153.92

155.82 144.15 165.00 161.84 164.77 170.83 156.71 153.65 162.08 168.23 162.83 159.82 158.11 160.60

Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

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470 155 130 437 126 813 167 495 324 458 179 1279 -

Market day(s) week ending December 6 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 (wk) Mo Fr\Tu\We Th Th Tu We Mo Mo\We Th Tu Fr\Tu Th Fr Th Mo Tu

HEIFERS

Total cattle number

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

2 5 108 21 136 10 52 45 15 20 -

272.50 156.33 235.00 197.71 299.50 219.67 208.50 -

193.45 205.83 203.48 374.80 255.50 192.75 249.10 215.00 -

115.10 211.60 183.50 197.97 250.00 201.33 210.67 -

197.50 191.00 201.75 272.25 235.00 261.00 145.50 -

210.68 190.00 205.30 319.17 242.32 227.30 249.44 228.14 -

207.11 210.00 188.44 330.00 253.90 222.43 198.00 158.00 -

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

Medium average

CULL COWS

Heavy average

Total cow number

Grade 1 average

Grade 3 average

Dairy sired average

Beef sired average

187.14 -

16 118 11 4 56 3 29 -

123.00 -

-

72.33 78.74 56.50 87.91 -

74.40 85.20 99.33 119.00 113.33 98.66 -

86.40 151.40 -

87.50 193.71 -

Total N/S lambs

N/S lambs light average

N/S lambs standard average

N/S lambs medium average

N/S lambs heavy average

N/S SQQ average

Total Ewes

Ewes average

1389 1193 560 1015 19 407 898 414 1104 2005 700 457 2712 271 1690 3673 3278 1718 238 5240 270

132.57 144.40 141.63 152.26 144.00 140.67 130.51 152.58 140.42 152.32 138.00 138.58 126.63 148.11 139.36 139.10 141.64 -

153.41 157.30 152.13 161.20 132.00 157.03 152.03 175.78 169.46 167.80 160.37 182.04 161.88 155.74 147.46 162.22 173.30 154.43 168.56 160.89 163.18

155.07 172.07 169.42 166.69 172.19 169.67 167.46 169.19 174.88 170.82 163.69 167.06 175.03 183.42 174.29 172.69 166.10 175.53

138.00 174.04 160.10 158.97 162.74 162.43 163.26 158.63 158.34 161.27 164.30 161.94 166.26 169.89 165.89 152.18 159.15 160.93

141.59 162.96 149.45 160.43 142.74 143.81 154.53 170.53 167.68 161.74 144.98 175.73 163.25 160.97 150.28 165.43 176.89 168.86 164.11 160.63 170.42

3 126 279 218 109 196 30 8 563 104 23 794 707 150 7 2093 159

25.00 51.40 27.10 37.73 51.94 61.56 35.60 32.50 47.59 76.34 33.70 38.08 59.66 58.29 32.86 47.03 38.54

SHEEP

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

38.77 42.24 22.23 42.28 54.07 51.05 51.93 49.16 44.38 49.27 60.46 44.38 -

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MARKET PRICES STORE CATTLE ENGLAND STORES (CONTINENTAL-SIRED) Market day(s) w/e December 5

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

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

Fr Tu Fr

We Tu

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

Fr Sa We Th

Th

6-12 month steers

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

STORES

STORES (NATIVE-SIRED 18+ month heifers

6-12 month steers

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

18+ month heifers

6-12 mon steers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/3/623.3 -/25/571.6 -/-/-/-/16/752.5 -/6/744.2 2/400.0 -/4/571.3 30/767.8 -/51/593.2 25/629.2 -/-/19/729.5 -/12/807.9 14/868.6 3/480.0 -/6/951.7 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/15/501.3 -/-/-/-/3/856.7 12/716.7 2/870.0 -/-/11/552.9 59/717.0 19/695.8 -/-/4/611.3 -/-/21/654.9 -/-/7/815.7 -/4/877.5 -/-/6/825.0

-/5/660.0 -/3/1015.0 -/-/1/685.0 -/16/956.9 -/2/865.0 -/6/988.3 6/441.7 16/837.2 -/13/662.7 11/851.2 -/-/-/-/40/844.6 15/1137.7 1/730.0 1/580.0 -/-/-/-/5/792.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/9/593.9 3/868.3 -/-/-/4/942.5 6/804.7 17/932.4 18/893.9 -/-/42/746.9 6/868.3 -/-/3/743.3 -/-/8/693.8 -/9/914.4 4/915.0 -/10/905.0 -/-/3/910.0

-/15/927.0 -/6/961.7 -/-/2/752.5 2/755.0 47/1087.1 3/810.0 14/874.4 3/898.3 5/973.0 -/14/1110.7 -/22/949.8 65/1056.4 -/-/10/923.5 -/27/945.2 71/1235.2 2/815.0 1/790.0 -/-/-/-/27/1093.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/9/462.2 5/833.0 -/-/-/17/1038.2 9/1049.4 35/989.0 12/1081.7 -/3/1035.0 83/917.8 8/903.1 -/-/1/770.0 -/-/11/864.2 -/11/876.4 2/995.0 -/13/978.1 -/-/1/1025.0

-/6/621.7 -/-/-/-/16/626.3 -/35/654.6 1/540.0 9/569.6 9/562.2 -/5/600.0 26/705.6 -/24/482.7 14/494.7 -/-/9/723.3 -/9/479.4 16/838.1 7/551.4 3/456.7 8/782.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/7/597.1 -/-/-/-/1/610.0 11/573.2 -/-/7/488.6 3/460.0 52/578.8 16/415.0 -/-/10/504.0 -/-/27/598.5 -/-/5/507.0 -/4/855.0 -/-/3/610.0

-/7/864.3 -/2/877.5 -/-/15/624.7 1/800.0 21/962.9 -/3/592.0 6/825.0 4/897.5 1/630.0 36/869.9 -/12/592.1 11/432.4 -/-/-/-/36/779.7 47/906.4 4/676.3 3/550.0 -/-/-/-/1/500.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/4/835.0 -/-/-/-/23/852.4 13/932.7 10/750.5 24/852.9 -/2/675.0 35/660.0 4/893.8 -/-/13/568.1 -/-/9/507.2 -/5/781.0 3/570.0 -/14/904.3 -/-/4/720.0

-/18/849.4 -/-/-/-/13/636.9 1/800.0 55/1015.3 7/601.4 11/862.5 8/873.1 16/906.3 2/555.0 10/1032.5 -/17/816.5 19/765.5 -/-/7/818.6 -/52/867.5 69/989.3 7/796.4 4/617.5 -/-/-/-/23/887.4 -/-/-/-/-/-/21/740.2 2/450.0 -/-/-/32/937.8 13/925.8 11/840.0 17/1048.5 -/-/80/739.4 11/956.1 -/-/3/696.7 -/-/22/734.3 -/2/1030.0 -/-/25/953.8 -/-/2/765.0

-/8/631.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/14/678.9 7/567.9 9/633.8 8/715.0 2/665.0 21/479.5 12/762.9 -/20/477.3 20/552.3 -/-/3/600.0 -/16/548.4 13/832.7 -/-/-/-/-/-/1/700.0 1/278.0 -/-/-/-/-/4/613.8 -/-/-/2/500.0 3/700.0 6/322.0 2/630.0 -/-/14/486.2 36/535.7 6/399.2 -/-/18/472.2 -/-/21/632.8 -/-/13/716.2 -/-/-/-/3/831.7

-/5/731.0 -/-/-/-/2/465.0 7/890.0 19/785.0 -/8/847.5 5/689.0 4/960.0 1/700.0 7/931.4 -/9/594.4 77/618.0 -/-/18/712.8 -/10/721.0 2/817.5 -/3/495.0 -/-/-/-/11/740.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/12/626.3 11/668.2 -/-/1/435.0 2/647.5 2/500.0 2/840.0 3/931.7 -/10/605.0 39/661.6 7/797.9 -/-/3/445.0 -/-/9/758.9 -/-/3/696.7 -/7/870.7 -/-/3/680.0

-/29/963.3 -/4/813.8 -/-/7/677.9 7/900.0 26/1028.8 8/876.3 40/809.2 6/805.8 3/788.3 3/671.7 28/929.6 -/23/739.3 84/808.0 -/-/6/761.7 -/16/814.4 14/1068.9 -/5/883.0 -/-/-/-/78/1080.8 -/-/-/-/-/-/18/886.4 13/590.8 -/-/4/602.5 18/962.2 -/26/972.3 22/1065.9 -/15/819.7 178/833.9 5/860.0 -/-/-/-/-/20/931.6 -/1/850.0 28/891.1 -/13/981.9 -/-/5/658.0

-/9/402.8 -/-/-/-/5/461.0 -/5/582.0 1/570.0 12/462.5 1/510.0 6/523.3 2/320.0 3/686.7 -/12/359.2 7/413.6 -/-/1/475.0 -/9/477.8 10/714.0 5/417.0 1/290.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/540.0 -/-/2/325.0 1/420.0 19/412.2 23/444.0 9/372.8 -/-/21/510.7 -/-/16/567.5 -/-/10/440.0 -/-/-/-/2/715.0

-/4/695.0 -/-/-/-/2/515.0 8/715.0 24/699.2 -/19/591.4 2/615.0 2/655.0 12/686.7 3/523.3 -/15/423.7 47/540.9 -/-/22/609.8 -/12/659.2 9/819.4 -/2/500.0 -/-/-/-/2/480.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/11/611.8 -/-/-/-/8/787.5 -/12/610.4 5/587.0 -/6/315.8 23/546.7 3/636.7 -/-/18/526.1 -/-/3/674.7 -/-/3/420.0 -/13/741.2 -/-/4/826.3

-/25/785.8 -/5/875.0 -/-/23/721.5 6/807.5 41/895.5 7/770.7 25/676.6 10/874.0 6/936.7 3/553.3 11/850.0 -/30/749.8 64/596.0 -/-/11/704.5 -/27/723.1 3/918.3 1/610.0 4/685.5 -/-/-/-/33/1030.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/24/798.8 3/620.0 -/-/2/482.5 32/918.1 3/435.0 12/807.1 26/890.8 -/1/565.0 120/668.0 3/225.0 -/-/2/515.0 -/-/5/846.0 -/3/828.3 7/613.6 -/13/897.3 -/-/2/877.5

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/215.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/520.0 7/335.0 -/-/3/320.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/160.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/190.0 -/-/-/1/140.0 7/223.6 20/213.8 -/-/4/280.0 -/-/4/214.3 -/-/1/40.0 -/-/-/-/-/-

64/896.9 3/806.7 -/-/-/8/896.9 -/21/964.5 3/885.0 -/-/-/95/940.8 107/1055.8

42/873.1 10/1035.0 -/-/-/40/1237.9 -/24/935.8 -/-/-/-/137/1113.6 157/1153.1

29/512.8 1/580.0 -/-/-/8/665.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/61/707.4 24/596.5

34/849.3 -/-/-/-/5/847.0 -/9/893.3 5/776.0 -/-/-/105/883.0 67/924.8

41/969.9 -/-/1/941.0 -/1/1190.0 1/950.0 24/928.1 1/815.0 -/-/-/79/909.0 96/952.0

1/700.0 5/687.0 -/-/-/7/690.0 -/6/623.3 -/-/-/-/51/812.8 30/682.5

13/782.7 1/995.0 -/-/-/8/815.0 -/19/1017.9 1/695.0 -/-/-/53/887.0 16/990.9

33/872.3 5/1129.0 -/-/-/3/1121.7 -/8/912.5 1/500.0 -/-/-/89/1044.2 18/1035.8

5/308.0 1/250.0 -/-/-/5/310.0 -/3/533.3 -/-/-/-/6/675.0 18/516.7

12/578.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/4/738.8 -/-/-/-/31/874.4 10/605.0

25/811.4 1/660.0 -/-/-/-/2/940.0 8/872.5 1/700.0 -/-/-/53/900.4 23/874.3

3/308.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/196.7 -/-/-/-/1/550.0 -/-

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

Tu\Th Mo We Th Mo Tu Tu

We Fr

100 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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27/767.6 3/635.0 -/-/-/12/794.6 -/-/-/-/-/-/86/801.4 37/857.7

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

Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS STORES (HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN)

+ month ifers

No. / Av.

/785.8

875.0

/721.5 807.5 895.5 70.7 /676.6 /874.0 936.7 553.3 850.0

/749.8 /596.0

704.5

/723.1 918.3 10.0 685.5

/1030.3

/798.8 620.0

482.5 /918.1 435.0 807.1 /890.8

65.0 0/668.0 225.0

515.0

846.0

828.3 613.6 897.3

877.5

/811.4 60.0

940.0 872.5 00.0

/900.4 /874.3

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

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/215.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/520.0 7/335.0 -/-/3/320.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/160.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/190.0 -/-/-/1/140.0 7/223.6 20/213.8 -/-/4/280.0 -/-/4/214.3 -/-/1/40.0 -/-/-/-/-/-

-/3/405.0 -/3/520.0 -/-/1/200.0 4/335.0 3/490.0 -/-/-/2/455.0 -/-/-/1/165.0 48/424.9 -/-/3/453.3 -/6/375.0 -/-/2/430.0 -/-/-/-/5/396.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/2/485.0 -/-/-/-/-/1/190.0 3/498.3 -/-/1/140.0 13/394.2 3/263.3 -/-/1/390.0 -/-/-/-/-/1/315.0 -/6/475.0 -/-/4/490.0

-/3/575.0 -/-/-/-/1/695.0 6/503.3 11/730.0 2/745.0 6/495.7 12/592.1 -/-/-/-/1/520.0 47/556.1 -/-/2/525.0 -/2/700.0 1/670.0 -/5/555.0 -/-/-/-/38/758.9 -/-/-/-/-/-/6/442.5 3/401.7 -/-/-/13/718.5 -/22/667.3 12/777.5 -/-/155/576.0 -/-/-/1/390.0 -/-/2/620.0 -/-/2/700.0 -/11/774.1 -/-/-/-

22/504.8 -/-/-/-/-/-/7/539.3 8/562.5 -/-/-/37/531.2 -/-

69/691.4 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/595.0 -/-/-/-/7/581.4 -/-

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Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS STORES (CONTINENTAL-SIRED)

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

Native heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/14/53.3 -/107/48.2 26/59.7 -/-/8/39.8 42/56.9 -/6/36.7 -/-/-/-/-/14/27.9 26/46.8 33/37.3 -/-/-/3/36.7 -/1/70.0 22/55.8 -/28/21.0 -/-/13/19.5 23/22.5 5/88.0 -/-/-/-/72/62.0 -/-/-/-/-/7/29.0 11/83.2 -/5/61.6 -/71/48.1 -/8/45.9 22/48.6 19/67.0 -/-/-/-/-/14/54.0 -/-/-/-/3/54.0

No. / Av. -/2/265.0 -/19/234.1 -/-/-/-/18/297.2 -/5/188.0 -/-/-/-/-/12/256.4 8/194.0 11/244.8 -/-/-/5/273.0 -/2/145.0 16/201.9 -/2/162.5 -/-/-/20/217.4 3/388.3 -/-/-/-/22/219.3 -/-/-/-/-/8/269.4 3/263.3 -/1/202.0 -/47/203.9 -/8/146.8 2/325.0 10/263.0 -/-/-/-/-/15/222.3 -/-/-/-/-/-

No. / Av. -/1/165.0 -/22/213.3 -/-/-/-/15/277.7 -/7/112.0 -/-/-/-/-/13/206.2 8/123.4 9/211.6 -/-/-/1/310.0 -/-/16/147.0 -/1/205.0 -/-/-/16/179.3 6/351.7 -/-/-/-/14/184.5 -/-/-/-/-/7/235.4 1/115.0 -/2/222.5 -/43/151.2 4/361.3 4/142.5 4/228.0 1/425.0 -/-/-/-/-/10/149.8 -/-/-/-/-/-

No. / Av. -/9/203.6 -/138/223.5 7/261.6 -/-/12/227.9 21/199.6 -/18/204.7 -/1/180.0 -/-/-/27/233.5 50/203.0 19/287.3 -/-/-/9/206.7 -/11/321.1 39/238.8 -/8/166.3 -/-/4/342.5 35/210.2 8/221.9 -/-/-/-/51/240.8 -/-/-/-/-/1/182.0 14/227.3 -/-/-/108/195.8 -/41/162.8 19/235.6 16/372.8 -/-/-/-/3/203.3 15/193.5 -/-/-/-/5/272.0

-/8/166.9 -/96/170.0 7/273.6 -/-/5/231.0 22/205.9 -/10/124.7 -/-/-/-/-/19/149.0 50/148.6 12/264.2 -/-/-/5/259.0 -/3/308.3 47/178.2 -/5/192.0 -/-/1/330.0 30/181.2 8/424.4 -/-/-/-/42/168.0 -/-/-/-/-/4/147.0 6/309.5 -/-/-/115/137.0 -/40/104.0 20/183.3 11/298.9 -/-/-/-/3/205.0 15/131.2 -/-/-/-/1/295.0

Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS 3/308.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/196.7 -/-/-/-/1/550.0 -/-

WALES

1/50.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

1/290.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

1/260.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

3/220.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

Market day(s) w/e December 5

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

6-12 month steers

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

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

18+ month heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/21/571.7 79/662.7 19/789.5 -/-/8/868.8 8/710.0 -/2/820.0 -/20/743.8

-/-/23/748.7 29/902.4 1/960.0 2/840.0 59/1031.1 12/794.2 -/9/903.9 -/2/1097.5

-/2/825.0 27/756.3 45/961.8 4/965.0 1/935.0 53/1046.8 20/922.8 -/10/979.5 -/16/976.9

-/-/108/520.7 9/705.8 -/-/-/26/489.4 -/4/638.8 -/15/458.3

-/1/810.0 25/584.2 25/812.5 -/-/29/859.1 11/664.1 -/9/734.4 -/10/678.0

-/1/860.0 25/691.0 42/913.3 2/792.5 4/632.5 25/905.4 36/823.5 -/8/828.1 -/19/852.1

STORES (NATIVE-SIRED) 6-12 month steers

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

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/-/50/544.6 1/648.0 -/1/535.0 -/18/565.0 -/-/-/14/715.7

-/1/850.0 16/545.6 14/723.4 1/820.0 5/663.0 2/850.0 2/970.0 -/1/580.0 -/22/590.9

-/-/8/788.8 38/874.2 -/5/514.0 3/981.7 8/912.5 -/10/935.0 -/19/926.1

-/-/69/424.0 1/495.0 -/1/545.0 -/23/516.3 -/-/-/2/452.5

-/-/18/571.7 7/811.4 -/4/623.8 -/6/491.7 -/-/-/12/447.5

-/-/11/643.2 14/845.0 -/8/560.0 -/19/814.2 -/5/728.0 -/13/536.5

STORES (HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN)

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

18+ month heifers

CALVES (7-42 DAYS)

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

Black and Continental Continental Native white bulls bulls heifers bulls

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av. No. / Av.

-/-/4/242.5 -/-/-/-/2/425.0 -/-/-/-/-

-/-/6/401.7 -/-/7/500.0 -/2/475.0 -/-/-/6/282.5

-/4/657.5 11/495.9 -/-/-/-/9/538.9 -/-/-/2/490.0

-/-/193/46.9 -/-/22/42.3 -/7/53.4 -/-/-/4/54.5

-/-/45/148.8 -/-/1/150.0 -/3/190.0 -/-/-/1/88.0

-/4/135.0 42/138.2 -/-/2/187.5 -/-/-/2/77.0 -/-/-

-/-/121/158.9 -/-/12/144.2 -/10/186.1 -/-/-/8/180.1

LIVESTOCK AVERAGES Primestock throughput, price and price change (p/kg) for week ending December 6.

Native heifers

-/12/132.7 91/105.3 -/-/12/60.9 -/9/169.8 -/6/149.3 -/3/198.3

MARKET COMMENT BUOYANT AUCTION MARTS

ENGLAND AND WALES Category

Throughput

Price

Change

THERE was buoyancy across

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

1,219 1,288 1,940 4,447 80,598 396 335 409 81 1,221 1,061

187.31 204.24 214.74 204.18 167.27 116.34 124.91 124.35 81.17 85.97 113.53

9.84 17.59 12.01 13.48 -5.41 -7.97 0.72 0.72 -0.69 6.52 8.30

UK auction marts this week, with beef prices in particular seeing a strong uplift. Prices were up across the board at 205p/kg, a 12.96p/kg rise. Steer prices rose 17.41p/kg to 205.78p/kg, heifer prices increased 10.90p/kg to 214.49p/kg and young bulls reached 186.76p/kg,

GREAT BRITAIN Category

Throughput

Price

Change

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

1,246 1,450 2,277 4,973 96,440 1,221 1,483 1,612

186.76 205.78 214.49 205.00 166.29 119.04 85.34 111.89

9.72 17.41 10.90 12.96 -6.39 0.66 5.69 8.56

Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

which was a 9.72p/kg increase. Lamb prices dropped back 6.39p/kg to 166.29p/kg. Finished ewes achieved £52.30/head, a reduction of 0.42p. As Farmers Guardian went to press on Wednesday (December 7), UK LIFFE wheat prices for January 17 were trading at £135.20/tonne.

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MARKET PRICES STORE SHEEP ENGLAND

DEADWEIGHT CATTLE Deadweight prices for the week ending December 3.

STORE LAMBS w/e December 6

Ashford Bakewell Barnard Castle Bentham Blackmoor Gate Bridgnorth Brockholes Broughton In Furness Carlisle Chelford Cirencester Clitheroe Cockermouth Colchester Cutcombe Wheedon Cross Darlington Derby Exeter Frome Gisburn Hailsham Hallworthy Hatherleigh Hawes Hereford Hexham Holmfirth Holsworthy Hull Kendal Kington Kirkby Stephen Lancaster Lazonby Leek

Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

Day

Tu

Fr Tu

We\Sa Mo Tu\Th Tu\Th Fr

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

No.

Ave.

30 253 10

53.6 46.1 51.0

314 187 384 207 456 -

57.1 51.4 55.2 50.3 33.5 -

359 1514 101 39 565 385 13 2 4481 2675 124 145 48 1682 -

57.5 60.4 46.9 41.0 51.8 54.8 59.2 69.0 56.5 56.5 39.5 48.1 50.6 53.8 -

Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

Day

Brecon Bryncir Cardigan Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Knighton Llandeilo Llanybydder Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Ruthin St Asaph Talybont-On-Usk Welshpool Whitland

PIGS Prices in p/kg. Chelford Newark Selby York

Fr Tu\Mo Fr

We Th

Mo

No.

Fr

286 4406 40 992

51.4 48.8 47.8 55.8

151 467 22 74 479 48 2824 178 406 2635 169 139 145 147 67 -

54.0 55.5 27.4 44.1 58.0 39.8 56.3 49.1 48.3 51.3 53.1 47.2 51.5 49.4 40.6 -

Tu

We Tu

Sa We We Fr

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

Ave.

SCOTLAND

WALES STORE LAMBS

Leyburn Liskeard Longtown Louth Ludlow Malton Market Drayton Market Harborough Melton Mowbray MiddletonIn-Teesdale Newark Newton Abbot Northallerton Oswestry Otley Penrith Ross-On-Wye Rugby Ruswarp Salisbury Sedgemoor Selby Shrewsbury Skipton South Molton Stratford Tavistock Thame Thirsk Thrapston Truro Ulverston Wigton Winslow Worcester York

Day

No.

Ave.

1477 47 943 208 751 1032 -

39.6 33.6 59.2 40.7 45.6 46.9 -

STORE LAMBS Ayr Castle Douglas Dingwall Dumfries Forfar Huntly Kirkwall Lanark Lockerbie Newtown St Boswells Stirling (caledonian) Stirling (ua) Thainstone

Day

No.

Ave.

Tu

763 652 199 589 153 -

40.3 38.0 59.0 53.0 47.1 -

-

-

6720 2058

54.5 54.0

Th Mo Tu\Mo

Th\Mo Tu\Th\Fr

Source: AHDB/LAA Market day w/e: Dec 6

Pigs total

Porkers average

Th\Mo Sa\We We Mo

217 54 433 243

120.88 109.96 117.08 127.89

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ALL STEERS

-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

359.3 359.4 350.1 311.6 352.7 4648

364.5 356.7 343.5 309.1 342.2 3686

363.5 370.6 358.9 313.3

4L 360.3 355.1 339.3 309.7

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

361.3 357.5 342.9 308.4 338.1 2541

376.5 376.9 365.0 329.9 371.9 3937

361.3 360.5 345.3 302.4

377.3 376.4 366.7 328.7

ALL HEIFERS

-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

363.7 356.4 346.9 299.7 353.1 2537

366.3 360.8 345.4 303.3 345.9 2290

364.5 362.6 356.8 319.2

ALL YOUNG BULLS Northern 3 4L

Central 3

-U R O+ -O Average Number

340.7 339.6 315.9 284.2 309.7 520

346.9 337.8 315.6 284.7 314.6 438

354.5 335.0 323.5 296.7

4L 366.9 359.7 342.6 302.2

4L 338.7 332.0 316.3 299.6

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

365.7 357.1 333.7 315.4 336.7 1457

380.2 375.6 357.7 306.6 372.8 2661

368.4 356.7 341.8 288.7

380.1 375.1 364.6 319.3

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

350.0 344.1 320.7 318.6 322.0 294

372.5 362.0 329.8 306.2 336.4 460

338.5 300.0

369.9 348.3 325.3 307.7

DEADWEIGHT SHEEP Deadweight prices for the week ending December 3. SQQ E U R O P

2 410.4 403.7 393.4 372.0 275.5

(429) (1138) (4339) (1588) (11)

3L 410.1 404.8 393.2 378.0 267.1

Medium E U R O P

2 410.6 404.5 395.9 382.8 273.8

3L (415) 410.1 (1054) 405.0 (3234) 393.8 (719) 382.4 (4) 295.0

(1721) (6436) (18472) (3790) (7)

Source: AHDB

3H 392.9 391.4 386.3 375.5

(691) (3769) (9806) (1796)

4L 371.7 369.3 372.0 371.7

(690) (3727) (9132) (1365)

4L 371.8 369.3 372.8 376.0

(142) (798) (2224) (302)

4H 351.1 346.1 349.4 347.6

(18) (99) (257) (31)

Average: 390.1 (58,098)

Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

Th

Source: AHDB

Cutters average

Baconers average

Cull sows total

Cull sows average

133.58 133.11 123.87 123.35

121.52 163.56 123.47 126.2

21 10 47 8

30.14 66.8 55.62 55.38

3H (1707) 392.9 (6253) 391.4 (16468) 387.5 (2493) 380.2 (1)

(141) (794) (2121) (263)

4H 351.1 346.4 350.6 353.6

(18) (98) (250) (25)

Average: 391.96 (51,105) Deadweight sheep prices are collected from a sample of GB abattoirs. The sample accounts for about a third of deadweight sales; prices quoted p/kg are averages for all qualities 12-21.5kg.

DEADWEIGHT PIGS Deadweight prices for the week ending November 26.

Source: AHDB

STANDARD PIG PRICE (SPP) Great Britain (88,372 pigs, av. weight 83.31) November 20-26 compared to November 13-19

ALL PIG PRICE (APP) Great Britain (88,307 pigs, av. weight 82.79) November 13-19 compared to November 6-12

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

Price Change 135.01 -3.85 151.45 0.52 152.04 0.74 151.62 0.53 150.18 0.37 122.02 -0.58

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

150.74 148.03

APP (EU Spec) APP (UK Spec)

SPP (EU Spec) SPP (UK Spec)

Number 340 4,814 24,434 39,870 16,977 1,937

0.58 0.57

Number 1,248 5,443 24,224 39,311 16,280 1,801

Price Change 150.71 10.82 155.73 1.08 154.29 1.00 153.21 1.21 151.36 1.15 126.89 0.05 152.75 150.00

1.29 1.25

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GB AVERAGES DEADWEIGHT STEERS

LIVEWEIGHT STEERS SOURCE: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

SOURCE: AHDB

220 2015

200

2015

360

190 180 170

350 340 330

160

320

150

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Mar

Jan

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Mar

Feb

Jan

LIVEWEIGHT HEIFERS

Feb

310

140

DEADWEIGHT HEIFERS SOURCE: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

220

SOURCE: AHDB

380

210

2016

370

200 P per kg dw 2016

DEADWEIGHT SQQ LAMBS

LIVEWEIGHT SQQ LAMBS

SOURCE: AHDB

SOURCE: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

524 2016

250

2016

492

2015

230

2015

460

210

P per kg dw

190 170

428 396 364

150

332

CULL COWS

PIG PRICE INDICATOR SOURCE: AHDB

SOURCE: AHDB/LAA/IAAS

APP/SPP reported from Apr 1, 2014

135

160

120

150

105 90

Dairy-sired (2016)

Dairy-sired (2015)

Beef-sired (2016)

Beef-sired (2015­)

60

p/kg dw (EU spec)

150

75

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Jan

Mar

300

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

Mar

Feb

Jan

130

Feb

P per kg liveweight

270

P per kg

Dec

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jan

Nov

Oct

Sep

Aug

Jul

Jun

May

Apr

310 Mar

140 Feb

320

Jun

2015

150

May

160

340 330

Apr

170

350

Mar

180

Feb

190

Jan

2015

360

Dec

P per kg liveweight

2016

370

P per kg dw

P per kg liveweight

­­380

2016

210

SPP (2016) APP (2016)

SPP (2015) APP (2015)

140 130 120 110

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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MARKET PRICES UK DELIVERED PRICES – SUMMARY Thursday, December 1, 2016 (£ per tonne)

East Anglia / London (BW)

Northamptonshire

North-West grains/ Liverpool OSR

Avonmouth feed /South bread

Yorkshire

Central Scotland

Source: AHDB

Delivery Bread Wheat Feed Wheat Feed Barley Price Change Price Change Price Change Dec-16 145.50 n/c 138.00 -2.00 - - Jan-17 146.00 n/c 138.50 -1.50 - - 139.50 -1.50 - - Feb-17 147.00 n/c May-17 150.00 n/c 142.00 -1.50 - - 146.50 -1.00 - - - - Dec-16 Jan-17 147.50 -0.50 - - - - Feb-17 148.50 -1.00 - - - - May-17 151.00 -2.00 - - - - Dec-16 155.00 -1.00 146.50 n/c - - Jan-17 155.50 -0.50 145.50 n/c - - Feb-17 156.50 -1.50 146.50 n/c - - May-17 160.00 -1.50 148.50 n/c - - 146.00 -1.00 139.50 -1.00 - - Dec-16 Jan-17 147.00 -0.50 139.50 -1.50 - - - Feb-17 148.00 -1.00 140.50 -1.50 - May-17 151.00 -1.50 143.00 -1.00 - - Dec-16 152.50 n/c 145.50 n/c - - Jan-17 153.50 n/c 145.50 n/c - - Feb-17 154.50 n/c 146.50 n/c - - May-17 - - 148.50 n/c - - Dec-16 - - - - - - - - 143.00 n/c - - Jan-17

Oilseed Rape Price Change - - - - - - - - 356.00 +1.00 - 357.50 +1.50 359.50 +1.00 - - - - 352.00 +1.00 - 353.50 +1.50 355.50 +1.00 - - -

EUROPEAN LIVESTOCK

Prices in euros. Averages for week ending November 27. N. Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 4.13 (1.83) Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 3.59 (0.80) France: (ex Rungis) lamb: R 16-22kg euro/kg/ dw; imported 4.70 domestic 6.90 Source: AHDB

SLAUGHTERINGS Estimates for Great Britain (per thousand head), week ending December 3.­ %change (2015) 2016 Pigs* 182.03 +0.37 Sheep 293.06 +7.30 Steers 17.68 -3.75 Heifers 12.80 -3.16 Young bulls 3.09 +7.83 *week ending November 26. Source: AHDB

WEANER PRICES Week ending December 3.

UK DELIVERED RAPESEED PRICES Thursday, December 1, 2016 (£ per tonne) Oilseed Rape East Anglia / London Scottish Ports Erith Liverpool Hull / Selby

Dec-16 - - 356.00 356.00 352.00

Source: AHDB

Feb-17 - - 357.50 357.50 353.50

Figures drawn from eight GB pig producer marketing groups. Prices quoted in £/head. Nov 26 Dec 3 53.01 53.12 37.85 37.48

May-17 Hvst-17 30kg Weighted Average - - 7kg Weighted Average - - 359.50 326.00 359.50 326.00 355.50 322.00

Source: AHDB

RETAIL AVERAGES Week beginning December 5 (prices in p/kg).

FUTURES MARKETS (WHEAT)

Friday, December 2, 2016 (£ per tonne) LIFFE

Source: AHDB

Price Change on last price Change on last £/tonne £/tonne MATIF €/tonne €/tonne £/tonne

Jan-17 136.95 -3.80 Mar-17 137.40 -3.90 May-17 137.90 -3.40 Jul-17 138.90 -2.85 Nov-17 132.00 -2.95 Jan-18 133.70 -2.75 Mar-18 135.25 -2.55

Dec-16 160.00 -8.25 Mar-17 164.75 -5.00 May-17 167.50 -4.75 Sep-17 169.50 -3.00 Dec-17 172.50 -2.50 Mar-18 176.25 -1.00 May-18 177.50 -0.75

-6.95 -4.22 -4.00 -2.53 -2.11 -0.84 -0.63

CORN RETURNS EX-FARM PRICES

Source: AHDB

Thursday, December 1, 2016 WHEAT BARLEY (£ per tonne) Milling Feed & Malting Feed & Bread

Other

Other

Premium

Other

OATS Milling

Feed

Other

- 135.20 130.00 - - 110.70 - - South East - - 132.90 - - 116.80 - - South West 141.70 136.80 135.80 139.50 - 115.10 - - Midlands 140.70 134.50 134.70 138.30 - 116.10 - - Eastern - 142.30 140.10 - - 118.90 - - North East - - - - - - - - North West 140.60 135.80 136.80 138.50 134.30 116.30 128.50 - England & Wales - - 138.40 - - 112.90 - - South Scotland - - 133.90 - - - - - Central Scotland - - - - - - - - North Scotland - - 134.90 - - 115.80 125.20 - Scotland 140.60 135.80 136.60 138.50 134.30 116.30 127.80 - Great Britain - - - - - - - - Northern Ireland 140.60 135.80 136.60 138.50 134.30 116.30 127.80 - United Kingdom unch -1.30 unch -2.10 -2.60 -0.90 +1.70 Change on last week (£/t)

HAY AND STRAW n CHELFORD: 27 loads – hay, first quality, big bales to £135/tonne, second quality, big bales to £68/t, small bales to £165/t; straw, barley, big square bales to £88/t, round bales to £90/t; straw wheat, big bales to £68/t; straw oat to £58/t; haylage to £60/t; fodder beet to £22/t. n MIDSHIRES: 4,000t – hay, meadow to £72.50/t; hay, Timothy to £46/bale; straw, wheat to £22.50/bale; straw, barley to £25.50/bale; silage, round bales to £12/bale; haylage, round bales to £17/bale.

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BEEF Topside Sirloin Rump Steak Fillet Steak Diced Stewing Steak Braising Steak Premium Mince Standard Mince

931 1093 2156 2156 1480 1480 3530 3505 912 907 995 995 718 718 554 554

LAMB Whole Leg Fillet End Leg Shoulder (Bone-in) Shoulder (Boneless) Lamb Steaks Loin Chops Double Loin Chops Cutlet Chops Diced Lamb Minced Lamb

977 1057 994 1080 734 734 1057 1057 1564 1564 1462 1462 1499 1499 1392 1392 1205 1205 950 913

PORK Leg (Boneless) Fillet End Leg Shoulder (Boneless) Fillet of Pork Loin Steaks Loin Chops Diced Pork Minced Pork Sausages Pork (traditional)

646 646 727 727 542 558 867 934 766 736 685 645 606 623 541 548 525 525 Source: AHDB

FIELD PEAS/BEANS Wednesday, December 7.

Micronizing peas

Dec £190.92 Jan £191.92 Feb £192.92

Feed peas

Feed beans

£133.17 £143.67 £134.17 £144.67 £135.17 £145.67

All prices £/tonne ex-farm. * New crop

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UK DELIVERED WHEAT PRICES

NATIONAL STRAIGHTS PRICES

Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Last updated December 7. DEC JAN   FEB MAY NOV 139.5 139.50 140.50 143.00 133.50 - 143.00 - - 137.50 138 138.50 139.50 142.00 132.50 140.5 140.50 141.00 144.00 134.50 146.5 145.50 146.50 148.50 137.50 - - - - 145.5 145.50 146.50 148.50 - - - - 132.00 137 137.50 138.00 140.50 132.00 143.5 - - - - - - - 146.5 - - - - 140.00 - - - 140.50 141.00 143.50 133.50

1. FEED WHEAT Avonrange Central Scotland East Anglia East Devon Lancashire London North Humberside Northamptonshire Oxfordshire South Humberside Southampton Tyne & Wear West Midlands East Midlands 2. FULL SPEC. BREAD WHEAT North-West Northamptonshire South London / Essex Yorkshire

DEC 155 146.5 146 145.5 152.5

3. FULL SPEC. BISCUIT WHEAT North-West Northamptonshire South London / Essex Yorkshire Scotland

DEC JAN   FEB MAY NOV 152.5 - - - 144.5 146.00 147.00 - - - - - 143.5 145.00 145.50 - - - - 151 - - - - -

JAN   FEB MAY NOV 155.50 156.50 160.00 147.50 148.50 151.00 147.00 148.00 151.00 146.00 147.00 150.00 153.50 154.50 - -

Commodity Hi Pro Soya Soya Hulls Citrus Maize distillers Maize gluten Non-GM Cert ID Hi Pro Sugar beet pellets Whole maize Palm kernel expellers Rapeseed meal EU wheat distillers Organic Organic maize Organic wheat Organic peas Organic soya expellers

November 2016

PACKING Low 200 180 200 210 -

Main High Trend 240 290 225 290 Z 220-280 310 Y 250 300 Y 345-410 - X

Scotland Maris Piper Maris Peer King Edward Whites

Low - - - 170

Main High 180-210 - 330-350 - 215-240 - 200-230 250

Trend X Z Y Z

General Ware/Frying Maris Piper (frying) Agria (frying) Sagitta (frying) Wilja (ware)

Low 180 220 180 140

Main 225 250 230 170

High 280 260 260 200

Trend -

WEEKLY AVERAGES GB weekly average price, 2016 Crop GB weekly free-buy price, 2016 Crop

Nov 18 £188.24 £217.40

Nov 25 £196.43 £228.10

Dec 2 £196.06 £227.38

Trend Z Z

BAGS

HAY AND STRAW: REGIONS Trade comment: Prices steady this week. Week ending December 11. Big bale hay Quality North East E Yorks N Mids E Mids C Mids E Counties S East South S West S Wales SE Scotland

Pickup baled hay and straw Big sq. baled straw Seed Meadow Barley Wheat Barley Wheat hay hay straw straw straw straw

Good Good Good Good Good Good Good 55 100 80 60 60 45 42 - - - - 44 40 58 50 90 80 65 - 43 40 53 - - - - 46 41 40 100 80 75 60 40 38 50 105 85 - - 40 36 48 120 90 60 55 40 35 50 - - - - 50 42 53 90 - - - 55 50 50 100 75 65 55 45 40 55 - - - - 46 41 Source: British Hay and Straw Merchants’ Association

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265.00 276.00 398.00 585.00

-

265.00 276.00 398.00 585.00

Source: AHDB

Companies Monthly price Annual average Muller Direct Milk - M&S (Profile) 2 30.82 31.07 Muller Milk Group - M&S 30.15 30.03 29.28 Muller Direct Milk - Sainsbury (Profile) 2 29.03 Muller Milk Group - Sainsbury 29.30 29.21 Muller Milk Group - Tesco 28.65 28.57 Muller Milk Group - Co-operative 25.56 25.47 Muller Direct Milk - Liquid (Profile) 20.67 20.92 3 19.10 18.73 UK Arla Farmers Liquid Parkham Farms 28.91 28.18 Wyke Farms 23.40 22.19 Barber A.J & R.G 22.06 21.82 Lactalis - Caledonian Cheese (Profile) 21.33 21.05 19.94 19.72 South Caernarfon Creameries Glanbia - Llangefni 19.95 19.71 UK Arla Farmers Manufacturing 3 19.42 19.03 19.60 First Milk - Haverfordwest (A&B Comp) 1 19.76 17.88 First Milk - Scottish Mainland (A&B Bal) 1 17.91 17.14 First Milk - Midlands & East Wales (A&B Bal) 1 17.16

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Note: Bag price data unavailable for this week.

Maincrop GB spot price. Week ending December 2.

Source: Straights Direct Jan17 Feb-Apr17 May-Oct17 315.00 316.00 316.00 139.00 138.00 137.00 - - 193.00 193.00 187.00 171.00 173.00 163.00

Key: All prices in pounds Sterling. Currency, £/$1.2756, £/€1.1845­. Guide prices indicated include delivery charge of £6/tonne. X = After safe arrival; n = Imported; k = Jan only; l = May-July; u = Aug-Oct

NOTES: 1. Feed Wheat. Any variety meeting <15% H2O, 72kg/hl, 2% Admix 2. Full Specification Bread Wheat, nabim group 1 variety, meeting >250 Hag, 13% Protein, 76kg/hl. 3. Full Specification Biscuit Wheat, nabim group 3 variety, meeting >180 Hagberg, >10.7% Protein, >74kg/hl.  Source: AHDB

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Milk prices listed above will vary according to the amount of milk required by each retailer; additional milk will be paid for at standard liquid milk contract price; the milk price above assumes that all litres produced are sold into the dedicated milk pools. 2 Included is a 0.50ppl bonus which farmers get when they signed up with the Promar costings survey. 3 These contracts will receive a 13th payment, the forecast for this is currently 0.78ppl from March 30, 2015. 4 Price shown is a combination of both A&B prices. Prices are inclusive of retailer price supplements where applicable. 1

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MOVING UP

Edited by Danusia Osiowy 01772 799 413 danusia.osiowy@fginsight.com

McDonald’s is one of the biggest buyers of British and Irish beef.

The application window for McDonald’s Progressive Young Farmer scheme is now open. Danusia Osiowy finds out more on what the programme has to offer.

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gricultural students wishing to boost their farming career are being encouraged to apply for the Progressive Young Farmer programme. Now in its sixth year, the 12-month programme, run by McDonald’s, offers an insight into the whole supply chain, from farm to front counter. During the placement there is a focus on RSPCA-assured British pork, British and Irish beef, UK milk and British potato production, and individuals are mentored by some of the progressive farmers supplying McDonald’s.

Knowledge The programme, which pays a salary of £15,000, is designed to help young farmers develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s farming sector. The application process for 20172018 intake is open now and will close on January 15. Applicants must be passionate about a career in farming, have some prior knowledge of farm business management and practical farming experience. They must also be in their second year of university, working towards a degree in agriculture, business studies, maths, science or geography, and be aged 18 or over. APPLY TO THE SCHEME To apply, visit people.mcdonalds. co.uk/early-career-opportunities/ progressive-young-farmer 106 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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EXPERIENCES FROM THE PROGRAMME KATIE Grantham tells us about her experiences on the programme as her placement comes to a close.

When my friends studying A-levels were considering courses in English, history and drama, I knew I had to get into agriculture. Since starting at Harper Adams University two years ago, my interest in agriculture has increased. I’m so lucky to be a part of an industry which requires such a wide variety of skills and disciplines to be successful. I grew up in South Yorkshire, where we farm cereals, potatoes, a small flock of sheep and a Limousin cross suckler herd. Having grown up being involved in beef production, I was excited to learn my focus for the next year would be the beef supply chain.

Supply chain I experienced the beef supply chain and worked with beef processor ABP. They are a key supplier of forequarter and flank to OSI Food Solutions, who make more than three million beef patties a day for McDonald’s from their site at Scunthorpe. Working on an ABP site in Langport, I gained a thorough understanding of how an abattoir and boning hall works. I spent time in the lairage, where I saw first-hand the importance of

Katie Grantham animal welfare, seeing animals assessed to ensure they are fit, healthy and unstressed. It’s important all the paperwork is checked, including the animal’s passport, as all cattle entering the McDonald’s supply chain must be sourced from farms accredited to a nationallyrecognised farm assurance scheme, such as Red Tractor. As soon as an animal is unloaded, its ear tag from the passport is scanned onto the system and this number remains with the carcase. Once the carcase enters the boning hall its individual number is allocated to a distinct batch which, on delivery to OSI Food Solutions, means each quantity of forequarter and flank can be traced right back to farm. Spending time with the ABP technical team has given me an

insight into the quality controls carried throughout the plant. Cleanliness is essential and training, procedures and equipment are all in place to avoid contamination. Changes in carcase pH and temperature are carefully monitored for meat quality. I found the science behind chilling and preparation of carcases particularly interesting, with a number of different techniques used to improve meat colour, taste, texture and tenderness. I have seen how hard the procurement team work to build relationships, improve the feedback farmers receive and calculate prices. ABP Langport has just started to use a new 15-point EUROP grid, allowing them to grade cattle more accurately.

Overwhelming The entire year has been overwhelming for me. I’ve managed to learn so much in a short space of time. It has been amazing how much everyone has been willing to share their knowledge and welcome me into the industry. I don’t think I will ever forget what I learned in the abattoir. Learning what the retailers want from farmers has been a real benefit to me as I now have a much broader understanding of the targets to ensure the business is economically sustainable.

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LANCASHIRE BEYOND THE GATE Danusia Osiowy meets two ladies who are using their creative flair and business nous to push British-grown flowers to the fore in their floristry enterprise.

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ritish flowers are back in fashion and a new generation of florists are championing varieties grown on home soil. Clare Ashcroft established The Flower Farm in 2007, starting in a chilly brick building on her parents’ arable farm at Burscough, west Lancashire. From there she moved down the farm track to a purpose-built log cabin workshop based outside her cottage, working with her friend, and now business partner, Alison Matthews. A trained florist, Clare spent 10 years teaching the craft to budding students at Myerscough College before leaving to spend more time with her growing family. She says: “My love for flowers never wavered and I began creating arrangements for weddings to generate an income and work round my children.” Realising there was a lack of British flowers available in the area, research led her to Flowers from the Farm, a nationwide network of cut flower growers founded by farmer’s wife Gill Hodgson.

Clare (left) and Alison are friends and business partners.

My love for flowers never wavered and I began creating arrangements for weddings to generate an income CLARE ASHCROFT

Inspired At the time, Gill was just starting out in Yorkshire, but Clare attended a one-day, how-to course and, inspired by what she saw, planted her first seeds towards the end of December 2011. “I bought six annual seed packs and planted them in my greenhouse. I used successional sowing to keep the season going for as long as I could,” she says. In the following spring, Clare had her first appearance of sweet peas, Larkspur, Love in the Mist, sunflowers, snapdragons and cosmos and by June they had flowered. “Summer was so wet. It rained the whole time, but the flowers were great. I was so surprised at how much I saved from not using a wholesaler and it was great to go out and cut whatever flowers I needed when I ran out.” The first year’s sales paid for new perennials and shrubs which took a FGinsight.com

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Farm facts ■ Clare Ashcroft and Alison Matthews experiment with flower varieties to find success, though they say this is also weather dependent ■ The farm trades as J.P. and C.R. Webster, Tarlscough Hall Farm ■ Clare’s grandfather rented the farm before her father bought the land in 1990 ■ 146 hectares (360 acres) of arable, rotating potatoes, carrots, wheat, grass and spinach to supply supermarkets ■ Clare’s husband, Drew, works between the farm and haulage and John, Alison’s husband, works in IT DECEMBER 9 2016 | 107

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Clare Ashcroft launched her floristry business with the aim of using predominately home-grown, rather than imported, flowers.

further two years to establish. A polytunnel was also bought to grow early and fragile varieties before the shed arrived in 2014, which fast became a hub of activity, packed full of floristry gadgets and materials. The business has never required heavy investment and this absence of pressure ensured the whole process has grown gradually. “There was never any big financial outlay, so if it hadn’t worked then it would not have proved costly. It was just what we paid for the packets of seeds.” However, the work was labour intensive, involving a lot of trial and error, weeding, and adapting according to the weather. Alison Matthews joined the business in 2012 after meeting Clare at a toddler group when she moved to the village.

Excited Alison says: “I have always loved flowers and took evening classes in floristry before having children. When Clare asked me to help with a wedding, I was so excited.” Four years later, Alison is still there and, under Clare’s guidance, trained as a full-time florist – a far cry away from her degree in sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University. The pair now specialise in weddings across the North West, using their home-grown flowers and foliage during summer and topping up with imports when required. Clare says: “Most customers like British flowers and the fact we grow them, but they are also adamant they want other flowers, some of which are just not grown in the UK.” As a member of Flowers from the Farm they are able to access other British-grown flowers from fellow members, using a wholesaler for imports. 108 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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There aren’t many jobs you get so much positive feedback from CLARE ASHCROFT “Because I have come from a floristry background, I see the potential commercial side of the business.” Averaging two weddings a weekend during summer, the ladies agree it can be a stressful experience. Alison says: “I often have a dream in which I walk into the shed and the flower tops are gone and we are just left with a load of green stalks. But the stress is worth it when you see the customers’ faces as we deliver and you receive their feedback.” Clare adds: “There aren’t many jobs you get so much positive feedback from and our customers stay in touch through social media, which is nice.” A renewed interest in the craft making trend has meant their Christmas wreath-making workshops have been met with enthusiasm and an increase in sales. Running until mid-December, the pair will welcome 60 people over the four workshops this month in a rented classroom in the local village. Alison says: “We started them last year in the shed, but we were inundated with requests from people wanting to attend, so we had to find somewhere bigger.” Customers learn skills and techniques as they create a Christmas wreath to hang on their door. As part of the workshop, which costs £35, there is a large selection

of festive ribbons, cones and other decorations to choose from, alongside festive treats, cake and tea. “It seems to be the ‘in’ thing to do. I think fewer colleges are offering courses like this these days, so it is a good opportunity for us,” says Alison. “With us, people receive a personal service. We drink tea and there is always cake involved. “We see a wide age range, from mid 20s up to those in their 60s. We have quite a few mums with daughters, but no men yet though.” There is also an option to choose from seasonal flower arranging and wedding workshops, which is also a growing trend. In 2007 they received just two wedding requests, but this year they took on 49, and 16 are already booked in for 2017. And, with an average spend of £700 for wedding

flowers, it is clear the business is set to grow. Full-day workshops cost £100 and include flowers, one-to-one tuition and afternoon tea. The pair are adamant there is never any more than four at one time as they believe to do so would compromise the quality of their teaching.

Workshops Clare says: “Brides who want to do their own flowers come along to see how it works and what they need to be thinking about. “The hope is they will then buy their flowers from us but there are all kinds of packages available where they might make their own bouquet. We also supply buttonholes or buckets of flowers for their own arrangements. The website, which Clare launched herself, has been key to

Bouqets are a popular product.

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LANCASHIRE BEYOND THE GATE The stress is worth it when you see the customers’ faces as we deliver and you receive their feedback ALISON MATTHEWS helping the business grow, as has social media and word of mouth. It is only recently they enlisted the help of a professional designer to overhaul their website and help them stand out from the crowd. The flowers are now grown across 0.4 hectares (one acre) which is divided equally between annuals, perennials and shrubs. Two years ago the ladies enlisted the help of Graeme Iddon, a grower based 10 miles away. Meeting him through another member of the Flowers from the Farm network, he offered to start the seedlings off for them and, with a bigger and better greenhouse and heated benches, he is able to get them to a bigger growth. In 2016 he grew more than 1,000 seeds, double what he achieved the year before. Back on-farm, their perennial collection includes rosemary, roses, hydrangeas, peonies, dahlias and lupins, while their bulbs encompass daffodils, tulips, anemones and ranunculus. You’d be forgiven for thinking

the flowers would be challenged by the wet weather which is synonymous with Lancashire’s climate but, on the contrary, they continue to thrive. Despite some mildew and rust, their biggest task is when it becomes too dry. Clare says: “We don’t have an irrigation system so we have to water by hand. We don’t want to wet the flower petals, we just want to get to the root. “There was a time Dad fetched a water tanker and we got through 50 buckets. “In our attempt to get organised, we filled everything ready for the next time, then it didn’t stop raining for days afterwards.”

On trend When asked about their predictions for the future of the British flower sector, they are unanimous in decision. Alison says: “British flowers have gone full circle. It used to be a big industry, but then the novelty of importing exotic varieties came. This seems to be tailing off and attention is turning to home-grown. “It is a fashion thing and an ethical choice. Many restaurants, cafes and markets are promoting locally sourced, home-reared produce. Flowers are starting to catch up with this and it will continue to grow.” Looking to their own future, Clare and Alison are now full-time working mums. Clare is mum to Ben, 10; Daniel, eight; and has another one on the way, while Alison has Dylan, 11; Noah, nine; and Seth, three. Clare says: “We have created a business which works round our children. It is profitable and this is how we want it to stay.”

MAKING A CHRISTMAS DOOR WREATH WREATH-making courses are an increasingly popular venture for Clare Ashcroft and Alison Matthews. Here they outline the nine steps to making a good festive wreath. Components l Wire ring l Reel of wire l Floristry moss l Evergreen foliage l Accessories or fresh flowers l Wire-edged ribbon – about 1.8 metres (6ft) in length l Bow Method Take the wire ring and the reel of wire. Start by making a hoop at the top of the ring with the reel wire as this will be used to hang the wreath once completed, and securely fasten it to the ring Wrap the reel wire in a diagonal pattern all round the ring to make a flat, secure backbone for the moss to go on Next take handfuls of moss, place them on the ring and bind tightly with the reel wire. Go all the way round, taking care not to lose your starting hook Once you have a complete circle, check the moss is even and compact and go round with the reel wire once more, pulling it as tightly as you can for extra security Pick a range of different evergreen foliage. Holly,

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spruce and conifer are the traditional varieties but Eucalyptus and other silvery foliage looks great too. Off-cuts from a fresh Christmas tree are great to use here Take a few pieces of your foliage and cut them down to about 10cm (4in) in length with any lower foliage removed and then bind them to the moss ring by laying them on the moss and going over the stems tightly with your reel wire Work round the wreath, adding more and more foliage until the circle is complete, ensuring the different varieties of foliage are evenly spaced Wire your accessories and fresh flowers and insert them in the same way as with the foliage. Finish off with a bow Take your wire-edged ribbon and fold it in half to find the middle. Fold one side over to make a loop and then do the same with the other side. Repeat again on each side before securing with a wire in the middle. Cut the remaining trails on a diagonal to stop the edges fraying. Insert the ribbon wire into the wreath, either over your hanging hook or directly opposite, and you have a completed wreath MORE INFORMATION For extra help and to see Clare making a wreath, watch the video at https://youtu.be/7M9NTEF8aZA DECEMBER 9 2016 | 109

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IN YOUR FIELD

Every week we follow the ups and downs of farmers around the UK CHRISTINE RYDER

North Yorkshire Christine Ryder and husband Chris farm 242ha (600 acres) at Blubberhouses, in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are tenants on their home farm and also run a B&B. Stock includes Swaledale and Mule flocks, as well as a herd of Belted Galloways. The farm hosts educational access visits.

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hen Storm Angus blew through with great pace and filled the fields with water it was time to bring in the bullocks and we now have them on a straw yard and eating silage. The cows and calves have gone up to the moor and they will stay there for winter; we are in the second year of an experiment with Natural England to see how they thrive. Meanwhile, the sheep have all been taken to lower land. It will be interesting to see how the moor reacts to another cattle-only winter. The calves will be weaned in January and will then come inside. We still have 200 fat lambs to go. There is always a dilemma about whether they should just go as store lambs and be done with them or whether we should start to feed them and get a better finished price. It is always a risk either way because it is difficult to know, especially the way the pound is changing. The sheep are all tupped now and we will take them away this week. The next job is to split the ewes into

‘The cows and calves have gone up to the moor and the sheep to the lowland’ groups for scanning. Chris has given the ewes a fluke drench and a copper bolus, so they should be okay until January when they will be fluked again. I recently travelled to Warwickshire for my first board meeting as a trustee for the Addington Fund. The journey home was hideous and I felt like I was in a queue from Coventry to Harrogate. This was followed a

few days later when we travelled back from the Farm Stay AGM, near Chester, and a two-hour journey took five-and-a-half hours. I have never been so fed up in my life and seeing the next car to us full of men getting out for a pee, it certainly made me appreciate my daily commute of one flight of stairs. This week, our Harrogate Farm Stay group went to visit Nidderdale

Llamas. I did wonder why anyone would pay to walk a llama on a lead, but having seen such a fabulous business and walked an alpaca called Gary Barlow, I think it is something I could definitely recommend to my guests. Last Friday we went to the showmans’ dinner and it was great to meet with all the local show committees and catch up. And yes, George Hamilton, it was a great speech.

Farmers Weather by Dr Simon Keeling

Wind is behind marked change in temperature AFTER the chilly weather of the past few weeks we have seen a return to something milder this week. A marked change in temperature, especially overnight when we have gone from minimums of -9degC in central Wales and Scotland to 7degC in the same locations; that is a 16degC swing. Of course, it is nothing too out of the ordinary, but highlights one of the headlines of Farmers Weather winter forecast which stated more distinct periods of mild and colder weather than in recent years. The reason for the temperature change has been the wind which has shifted from a predominately northerly direction, into the South West. This 110 | DECEMBER 9 2016

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brings the Tropical Maritime airmass to our shores, an airmass characterised by low cloud, drizzle, rain, wind and milder temperatures in the winter. As its name suggests, this airmass originates over the tropics and because of its warmth is able to hold lots of water vapour. This condenses into cloud and rain by the time it reaches the UK, a phenomena with which we are all familiar. Not everywhere has been cloudy and murky though. South eastern parts of England and East Anglia have escaped the worst of the murk, thanks to winds here being more from the South or South East. This brought a continental airmass. As the air flows

over a landmass, rather than water, it is dry, hence the reason for little rain and some brightness in south east England. Usually it is the Tropical Maritime (southwesterly) airmass which is the most frequent visitor to the UK in the winter months, and that was certainly the case in recent winters. However, we do not think this will be the case this winter. Watch for polar airmasses coming in from a northerly quadrant. These bring colder air with them and frequent showers too. Of course, we will keep you updated of changes in airmass and any signs of a return to cooler weather in our twice-weekly video forecasts at www. FarmersWeather.co.uk

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NEXT WEEK Devon Henry Gent Leicestershire Steve Heard

‘High on my agenda is trying to do my Christmas shopping’ Morayshire Robbie Newlands and wife Kirsty farm 435ha (1,074 acres) of Less Favoured Area land near Forres, Morayshire. They run 150 mostly Simmental and Blue cross cows. The ewe flock of 650 North of England type Mules is put to Texel tups. Crops include barley and swedes. The business employs one full-time person, Lesley Grant.

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part from an occasional day of light rain, the last month has been great weather for November and the cattle and sheep have been very settled, laying around and enjoying an easy start to winter. The cows are now onto their winter ration of swedes and straw

and their calves all inside and onto the barley beef system. Although the weather has been fluctuating between frosty and mild temperatures, the atmosphere has been dry which has prevented those days where the cattle sheds get foggy and pneumonia is a fear. Our tups are all out with the ewes and enjoying themselves, taking advantage of the settled spell and the late autumn grass which should keep the ewes going right through to the end of tupping at New Year. The lambs on the other hand are devouring our less than impressive crop of swedes. Diamondback moths gave the swedes a hard time during summer, so we have put out feeders with draff to spin out the swedes. Those lambs which we have sold have come to decent money and hopefully as we head towards 2017 the seasonal lift in the lamb price will help to cover the extra feed costs. Lesley, our tractor woman, has been ploughing and what a change

to last year; the fields are turning over well and we are even getting poached stubbles where cows and calves were fed pre-weaning, tidied up. High on my agenda for the coming weeks is trying to do my Christmas shopping. It is only one present which I need to buy but it will set the tone of how well I am looked after till well after Christmas. I have learned over the years things I would be happy with, such as tools, are not taken well by the lady of the house. A new food mixer or pans do not even hit the spot.

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Then, the next dilemma is clothes. If I get something too big, it means I think she is putting on weight, or too small and I am sending a subtle message to go on a diet. So clothes are out. I do not think Kirsty really appreciates the effort and thought which goes into buying her something for Christmas. It usually takes till Christmas Eve before I make up my mind what to get her. Good luck with your Christmas shopping. Wishing you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

The first correct entry received by next Friday will receive £20-worth of M&S vouchers. Send to: Crossword No. 853, Farmers Guardian, Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9NZ.

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6 Guesstimated bet about calculations of expenditure (6,9) 9 Conformity of alternating current flex (6) 10 Put written direction on a primarily dandy lady’s garment (7) 11 This destructive 20 across is unwelcome on a farm (3,7) 13 Piece of news I encountered in review (4) 14 Strongly felt a wound on end of toe (5) 15 Continually finds fault with tangled scrap (5) 19 Impressive mashed cold pie (4) 20 Horribly fear-ringed risk of conflagration (4,6) 21 Study transport regularly; change as result of new conditions (7) 22 Scene of mutiny; generosity in bestowing gifts (6) 23 Unfortunately had abysmal run in, breeding and caring for farm animals (6,9)

1 Iced bun for an attractive US lady (7) 2 Boss a stallion (4) 3 Property of European nations (7) 4 Chicken under control, maybe, worth two at large (4,2,4) 5 As stray dog should be, he’s dealt with, held by restraining rope (7) 7 Horseshoe, for example, sound, with success and attractiveness (4,4,5) 8 Pen a guideline about an Antarctic inhabitant (6,7) 12 Memorable if one is taken in; requiring to be reported (10) 16 Fighting with fists, becoming half- hearted, refraining from hurting (7) 17 Peevish, curiously endlessly ruffled with a hint of temper (7) 18 Measure of land confused teacher (7) 22 Racket mostly near young child (4)

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Answers to crossword 853: Across: 8 Relocate, 9 Avenue, 10 Jackal, 11 Goings-on, 12 Silt, 13 Chicken-run, 15 Knock-on, 16 Idiotic, 19 Greenhouse, 21 Ease, 22 Ego trips, 24 Bubbly, 25 Teasel, 26 Chastity. Down: 1 Vexation, 2 Rocket scientist, 3 Tablecloth, 4 Penguin, 5 Sari, 6 Hedging one’s bets, 7 Sudoku, 14 Kidney bean, 17 Insulate, 18 Tussock, 20 Rugged, 23 Isle. Winner: R. Gate, Cumbria.

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YOUNG FARMER FOCUS

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‘It would be great to have a smallholding or farm of my own’ Background: I have always had an interest in agriculture, ever since I was little boy playing with toy tractors in my room. I initially went to university to study my other passion, sport, but quickly found it was not for me. Having no farm background in my family, my love for farming grew when I began to help my girlfriend milk on a Sunday afternoon – this soon turned into tractor driving and hours of building with her dad. I have to say, the early mornings and late nights were quite a shock to the system, but I love the hands-on working style farming is notorious for. Passion: Working on-farm quickly added to my love of cows. I have always liked them and I really enjoy working with them. After I started work with J.T. and J. Armer, I was introduced to working with pigs. It was interesting because of the different husbandry jobs, but they do not interest me quite like cows do. As a beginner in farming, there was a lot to learn. I did not grow up on a farm like a lot of people in the business, so many things were new and exciting for me. A particularly memorable moment

Andy Nixon Preston, Lancashire Andy Nixon, 21, works as a fulltime farm labourer for J.T. and J. Armer, Salwick. The dairy and pig unit has nearly 500 cows, including 200 milkers, and more than 230 sows.

Andy Nixon’s love of farming grew when helping his girlfriend milk.

in my farming career so far was the first time I calved a cow on my own. I had previously watched my girlfriend’s dad and my current employer calving cows and always found this interesting, but I did not realise how quickly I would have to do it myself.

One evening I was checking the calving pen when I knew I needed to assist the mother. My adrenaline kicked in and I was able to successfully deliver a healthy heifer calf. I was so proud of myself and it was a real stepping stone for me. Future: At the moment, I am happy with where I am, but I am still unsure

of what I would like to do in the future. Although I would have never expected it in the past, it would be great to have a smallholding or farm of my own one day. Farming is always changing and adapting, so as a young person in farming I feel I am able to develop along with the industry. It definitely keeps me on my toes.

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