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BREXIT WARNING ● Concerns over ag policy funding ● Farmers left unable to plan By Abi Kay GOVERNMENT risks damaging the farming sector and failing to meet its green ambitions if it does not provide more detail on its post-Brexit agricultural policy soon.

The fresh demand for clarity on the funding, delivery and timing of the scheme was made in a new report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, which looked at Defra’s consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment.

● Parliament running out of time ● Ministers’ green ambitions at risk MPs called on Ministers to provide further information ‘well before’ the introduction of the Agriculture Bill. This early consideration of the Government’s plans will be especially important in light of the tight Brexit schedule, which is

likely to reduce the amount of time Parliament has to scrutinise the Bill (see page 8). “We are concerned to hear there have been minimal discussions between Defra and the Treasury over the future funding of the new agricultural policy,” the report read. “There was a legitimate fear among our witnesses that without early commitments to funding levels, well in advance of 2022, promises on funding following the transition period cannot be guaranteed.”



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As a result of this evidence, the committee recommended Ministers commit to ‘fully funding’ a future agricultural policy and ring-fencing any cash saved from slashing direct payments for the rural economy and environment. It also called on Government to provide bigger budgets for any bodies policing the new scheme and demanded Defra assess what additional skills and resources the payment delivery agency would need. Vicki Hird, farming campaign coordinator at food alliance Sustain, said: “The committee has done its homework in its assessment CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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Two-stage Brexit transition could help soften blow By Ewan Pate A TWO-stage progression to a new farm policy based on what the public wants and values in Scottish farming could help the industry negotiate Brexit. This was the key theme in a report by the four ‘agriculture champions’, who were appointed by the Scottish Government last year with a remit to advise on the development of a new strategy for the sector. In stage one, which could last for three to five years, policies would not be changed radically, but an emphasis would be placed on encouraging industry and businesses to become more entrepreneurial, with farm funding maintained at current levels.

Stage two In stage two, which could last a further 10-12 years, an element of basic income support would continue, but at a lower rate, with most funding allocated to schemes which boost productivity and enhance natural capital, tailored to regional or sectorial needs and capped per farm. However, it warned many farmers would need to be prepared to undergo a change in mindset if they wanted to survive and prosper. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Scottish farming is about to enter the biggest period of upheaval in a generation due to

Brexit, which will require Government, industry and businesses to adapt and change so our farming remains vibrant, resilient and profitable. “I endorse the findings suggesting support based on activity and production should be retained to an extent, but there should be a major new focus on increasing productivity.

Support “To support this, we need to better link research and development with on-farm practice, encouraging businesses to collaborate, become more entrepreneurial, and do more to attract people to the sector. NFU Scotland president Andrew McCornick said: “The report’s recommendation to continue but reduce direct support over a managed transition, while increasing emphasis on productivity gains and delivering environmental benefits, mirrors the union’s thinking of shifting from area-based support to action-based support. “This would recognise and reward those who want to do more. “The report’s emphasis on using a transition period [three to five years] again resonates with how the union would like to see managed, rather than chaotic or cliff-edge, change. “Transition must also be used to get the structures and delivery of a new policy right first time.”

Key recommendations from the report n A two-stage transition to new policies lasting up to 15 years n Capping of payments per farm would be tailored to meet regional or sectoral needs; one size does not fit all, the report says n Existing payment delivery structures would be able to be used, which is good news for those responsible for spending more than £200 million on the Scottish Government IT system n The supply chain must be properly regulated by governments n Scottish farming must become more visible as a career option n There should be an acceptance that some farm businesses will not

survive even if current policies were to be continued n Farm support should not be seen as a right n Past policies have led to dependency, inefficiency and inequality in many cases MORE INFORMATION The document, ‘A Future Strategy for Scottish Agriculture’, was developed by the four agricultural champions, Henry Graham (Scottish chairman of Lantra), Archie Gibson (chairman of Scottish Food and Drink Federation), John Kinnaird (former NFUS president) and Marion MacCormick (former buying director for Aldi).

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NFYFC AGM plans ‘on hold’ r2019 event may

not go ahead By Lauren Dean

EXTENSIVE talks were being held to determine the future of Young Farmers’ biggest date in the calendar, following anti-social behaviour during May’s AGM in Blackpool. While the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) reiterated the actions were only carried out by a minority of the 6,000 young people who attended the event, all of whom have since had their memberships withdrawn, a joint statement from NFYFC and Blackpool Council confirmed arrangements for 2019 had been put on hold. It said representatives from Lancashire Police and the Winter Gardens venue were also involved. The statement said: “Both the council and NFYFC are shocked and saddened by some of the complaints. It was agreed there should be a review of whether the event should go ahead in Blackpool next May. “As a result, the arrangements for 2019 have been put on hold pending further talks about the future viability of the event.” Going forward, the group said it would consider the nature of the com-

Arrangements for 2019 have been put on hold pending further talks about the future viability of the event JOINT NFYFC/BLACKPOOL COUNCIL STATEMENT

plaints and the ‘risks associated with running another event’ to limit the impact on the reputation of both the resort and NFYFC. But Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs vice-chairman Ed

Bentley, who played a major role in overturning the 30 per cent levy increase at the AGM last month, said if the next generation was to miss out on the annual event, ‘their lives would be all the poorer for it’.

of the ‘agricultural transition’ to give farmers time to adapt ■ Confirm cross-compliance and greening conditionality status during the transition period ■ Confirm existing schemes will be supported to their completion ■ Produce a sectoral assessment of the withdrawal of direct payments ■ Produce a farm productivity plan by May 2019 at the latest ■ Commit to exploring how the funding of animal health and welfare as public goods can be achieved

through trials during the agricultural transition ■ Change Government Buying Standards to ensure greater public procurement of healthy, affordable, British food ■ Clearly state it is Government policy for trade agreements to prevent food which does not meet environmental, animal welfare and food safety standards from entering the country ■ Improve country of origin labelling and introduce mandatory method of production labelling

From page 1 of Defra’s proposals for future farm policy. There is plenty to like, but without the detail and an adequate budget, we agree it is hard to tell if Government can adequately safeguard the future for vital small and mediumsized farms,” said Ms Hird. The demands follow calls from Scottish and Welsh Ministers for the UK to provide clarity on agricultural funding for devolved regions. OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS ■ Confirm the timing and length

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He said the convention was a great opportunity to meet like-minded people while broadening ‘horizons, skills and experiences’. Mr Bentley said: “For many YFC members, the national AGM is a highlight in their calendar. “The weekend gives members some time away from working life on-farm, enjoying entertainment such as top radio DJs, competitions including pantomime and senior member of the year, and of course the federation’s national AGM. “It would be such a shame to see this lost over a minority of individuals not representing the true values of the YFC movement.” During this year’s event, a group of Young Farmers were filmed standing in the middle of the road and kicking vehicles, with one stealing the keys from a car stopped at traffic lights. NFYFC said a final decision would be made as soon as possible.

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Compulsory purchase orders are key to housing crisis, MPs told rLaws could force

farms to sell cheaply By Abi Kay AN influential Parliamentary committee has been advised to recommend a change to the law which would force farmers to sell their land at knockdown prices. Coun Martin Tett, chairman of the Local Government Association’s housing board, told MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee that the Land Compensation Act needed to be amended so councils could use compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to buy land at low prices to build new infrastructure.

Reluctant At the moment, councils are reluctant to use CPOs because, when doing so, they must take into account the site’s ‘hope value’ – the market value of land which has planning permission.

It should not be easy to take people’s land off them CHRISTOPHER PRICE The process is lengthy and each CPO must be approved by the confirming authority, usually the Secretary of State. Asked how councils could gain a greater share of the land value for new infrastructure, Coun Tett said: “You would have to amend the Land Compensation Act by removing the hope value you get built into a CPO, as otherwise you are not gaining any of the extra value. “If you could do this, it would make a significant change.” Coun Tett also called on MPs to speed up the process by granting planning authorities the ability to

approve CPOs, while retaining the Secretary of State’s role by giving him or her the power to call in the decision if it was deemed inappropriate.” If implemented, the proposals would help the Conservatives meet its manifesto commitment to make CPOs ‘easier and less expensive for councils to use’.

Value But Christopher Price, director of policy at the CLA, said ‘hope value’ was part of the value of any asset. “It seems bizarre to ignore it in just this one context because the state is trying to achieve something,” he said. “Making a CPO is a drastic step to take. It is therefore, quite rightly, expensive and time-consuming to do. It should not be easy to take people’s land off them. “It would be far better to work on a more conciliatory approach where the planning authority, developer and the landowner come together in a joint venture-type model.”

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PLANS FOR NEW ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW MEMBERS PAVILION A PLANNING application is to be lodged this week for a new members pavilion for the Royal Highland Show. If approved, the multi-million pound project, pictured above, would see a new multi-use events centre constructed on the footprint of the MacRobert Pavilion which, until its demolition in 2016, dominated the Ingliston show field. Alan Laidlaw, Royal Highland

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NEWS News round-up RABDF GOLD CUP OPEN DAY n WITH less than a week to go until the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers’ Gold Cup open day, farmers are being invited to register. The event will take place on Thursday, June 14, at The Leen, Pembridge, Herefordshire. MORE INFORMATION Further details and the full programme of speakers can be found online or by calling 02476 639 317. Register at

BIRD FLU ZONES LIFTED n AVIAN influenza prevention zones in England and Wales have been lifted. The Government confirmed its decision on the back of updated veterinary risk assessments carried out by the Animal and Plant Health Agency, confirming the risk of incursion from wild birds had returned from high to low. CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCED n SCOTLAND has committed to become one of the first countries to achieve a 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions, according to Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham. The net-zero target date, part of the new Climate Change Bill which currently hosts a 90 per cent target by 2050, is under review and will be reassessed every five years, before being made legally binding once there is evidence to demonstrate the date is credible and achievable. FCN SEEKING VOLUNTEERS n PEOPLE interested in becoming volunteers for the Farming Community Network (FCN) have been urged to attend a series of induction events hosted by Devon FCN. The first will be on Monday, June 11, at Duke Street Methodist Church, South Molton, with the second on Tuesday, July 3, at Devon YFC Amory Building, Cheriton Bishop. Both events start at 7.30pm. HOW TO RSVP Contact Joanne Jones on joannejones., or 07897 540 278.

MORE ON BOVINE TB See Phil Latham’s In Your Field column on page 127.

Wildlife groups try to stop LRA culls rNFU says ‘suite of

measures’ is needed By Olivia Midgley CAMPAIGNERS are ramping up efforts to oppose badger culling in low risk areas (LRA) where free shooting could take place from autumn this year. Last week, Farming Minster George Eustice announced badger control measures would be available in those areas where disease in badgers was linked to infected herds. But groups including Cumbria Wildlife Trust said culling ‘went against the science’ as it was not a solution for dealing with TB in cattle. It also called for an independent inquiry into whether previous culls had achieved their outcomes. The disease was first found in Shap, Cumbria, in 2014, following an investigation by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. It concluded infected cattle brought-in from Northern Ireland had transmitted bovine TB (bTB) to

Cumbria Wildlife Trust blamed bTB spread on cattle-to-cattle contact.

‘clean’ cattle, which then spread it to wildlife. David Hall, NFU north west regional manager, said while the disease was not endemic in Cumbrian wildlife, a targeted cull would stop the disease spreading further. “We are only talking about a relatively small area where the wildlife has been found to have the disease,”

New Welsh Government data to be published WELSH Government has said it will publish data later this year on the number of badgers trapped, tested, vaccinated or culled in 2017. Last week, Farmers Guardian used the results of a freedom of information (FOI) request to Welsh Government which found no badger intervention work had been carried out in 2017. FG verified the information with the Government’s press office, but the department later admitted the press officer was misinformed. A Government spokesman said:


“The FOI response relating to licences issued in 2017 reported on licences issued per local authority, which would be the licences issued for day-to-day operations. “The article is predicated on the fact no badger intervention work was conducted in 2017. “We did not say no work was completed. We are yet to publish detailed information, as indicated in the FOI response. However, three licences were issued during 2017 to enable the badger intervention work.”

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said Mr Hall, adding the disease was ‘going from cattle to badgers and back to cattle’. “It is a vicious circle. It will not disappear on its own.” Mr Hall said the industry needed a suite of measures to get on top of the disease in Cumbria, including surveillance, movement restrictions, biosecurity and control of wildlife. David Harpley, Cumbria Wildlife Trust conservation manager, said: “No-one wants to see cattle herds being devastated by bTB, but killing badgers will not solve the problem. Badgers are not the primary cause of the spread of bTB in cattle. The primary route of infection is cattle-to-cattle contact.” In the absence of cattle vaccination, the trust said vaccination of badgers was a more effective solution. However, badgers would have to be repeatedly vaccinated to stay bTB free. Other LRA counties expected to be approved for badger control licences by Natural England are Yorkshire, Northumberland, Essex and Kent.


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There are concerns about whether there is enough time to pass all Brexit legislation.

Tight Brexit schedule could see Ag Bill rushed through rGovernment delays will

have knock-on effects By Abi Kay

THE Agriculture Bill promised by the UK Government could be rushed through Parliament without proper scrutiny because Brexit timescales are so tight, an expert on the democratic process has claimed. Brigid Fowler, senior researcher at the Hansard Society, expressed concern about whether there would be enough time for all the necessary Brexit legislation to be passed during a hearing of the Welsh Assembly’s External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee.

In November last year, the Government was forced to agree to the introduction of a Bill to enshrine the UK-EU withdrawal agreement in domestic law after 10 Conservative MPs planned to rebel over the issue of a ‘meaningful vote’ on the Brexit negotiations.

Scrutiny Scrutiny of this new legislation, the Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill, is expected to eat into time allocated for other Brexit Bills on agriculture, the environment, trade, customs and immigration, among others. Ms Fowler said: “The Government is not at all where it originally planned to be by summer 2018 and

The Government is not at all where it originally planned to be by summer 2018 BRIGID FOWLER there will be knock-on effects for other bits of Brexit legislation, which has both practical and political consequences. “People are going to have to approve Brexit or not, knowing perhaps less than might have

originally been envisaged about what happens next. “There is no sign yet of the Immigration Bill, which is a big one everyone has been waiting for. On agriculture there has been some progress, but we do not have a Bill yet, so there is an awful lot still to get through.” Asked whether enough scrutiny could take place if all the Brexit Bills were published after summer, Ms Fowler added: “My sense, and it can only be that, is people are gearing up for a really quite intense and difficult autumn, winter and early spring.” The news came as MPs expressed their anger at Government plans to allocate one day for the Commons to consider 15 amendments from the Lords to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

European alliance calls for Common Food Policy to replace CAP A GROUP of more than 30 European think tanks, non-governmental organisations and farming groups have united to call for a ‘Common Food Policy’ to replace

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the CAP, which included capping direct payments at €60,000 (£53,000) and giving member states more flexibility on how to use their funding allocations, plus the option to transfer up to 15 per cent of their cash from direct payments to rural development and vice versa.

Budget This reformed CAP will be delivered with a budget of €365 billion (£320bn), a 5 per cent cut on the previous period of 2014-2020. Olivier De Schutter, food chairman at the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, one of the groups in the alliance, said: “The main problem with the CAP is it is still an agricultural policy in name and nature. “The policies governing food systems – CAP, trade, environment, health and food safety – are disconnected from one another, and too many priorities fall through the cracks. “We need a fundamental transi-

tion to sustainable food and farming systems. We need shifts in food production, processing, retail and consumption to occur at the same time. And we need a clear direction of travel at EU level. “That is why we need a Common Food Policy.” MEPs also criticised the Commission’s proposals for CAP reform, expressing concerns about a ‘re-nationalisation’ of policy which could distort competition in the single market. European farming group Copa-Cogeca supported the MEPs’ position, with president Joachim Rukweid warning farmers’ incomes were only about 40 per cent of average earnings.

€365bn This reformed CAP will be delivered with a budget of €365bn (£320bn), a 5 per cent cut on 2014-2020.

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Defra denies failing to engage devolveds on new watchdog rScotland and Wales

keen to co-operate By Abi Kay

DEFRA has denied it failed to ‘fully engage’ with the devolved regions on its plans for a new environmental watchdog after Scottish and Welsh Ministers expressed disappointment with the level of discussion. Last month, Defra Secretary Michael Gove opened a consultation on the remit of the new body, which will replace the European Commission in policing the Government’s adherence to environmental standards. Though Ministers in London have

said they would ‘welcome the opportunity to co-design proposals to ensure they work across the whole UK’, Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham complained about a lack of engagement. After welcoming a new report on future environmental governance from the Scottish roundtable on Environment and Climate Change, she said: “It is unfortunate the Scottish Government, and a number of Scottish stakeholders, were not fully engaged by the UK Government in the development of the proposals set out in their recently published consultation, so I will take care not to repeat this mistake. “We are ready to co-operate with

the UK Government and other devolved administrations, both to ensure continuity of EU law and to seek to agree common approaches across the four administrations in the UK where this is in the best interests of Scotland’s environment and people.”

Best approach Ms Cunningham went on to say she had ‘not yet concluded’ what the best approach to environmental governance in Scotland after Brexit would be, but did not rule out the creation of a new function for an existing body, or a new statutory body to deliver independent scrutiny. A consultation on the Scottish proposals will be held later this year.

In Wales, Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths issued a similar statement, saying she was ‘disappointed to not be fully engaged’ on the matter given Wales’ track record of developing environmental legislation. But a Defra spokesman told Farmers Guardian UK Ministers and officials had met their counterparts in Scotland and Wales six times over the past four months. “Our consultation on a new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill was developed following extensive collaboration with all UK administrations,” the spokesman said. “We will continue to work with them to design a policy to protect and enhance our precious environment.”

Poultry meat producers championed for 40 per cent antibiotics drop BRITISH poultry farmers are continuing to lead the way on antibiotic use following a further 40 per cent drop in the last year. It takes reductions in the total use of antibiotics in poultry meat since 2012 to 82 per cent, with a 91 per cent fall in the use of fluoroquinolones, those considered critically important for human health. The sector has also stopped the use of Colistin, banned the use of third and fourth generation Cephalosporins and restricted the use of antibiotics classified as Highest Priority Critically Important by the World Health Organisation. British Poultry Council chairman

John Reed said responsible use of antibiotics was ‘so much more than reduction targets’. “Our farmers and veterinarians need antibiotics in their toolbox to preserve the health and welfare of our birds,” he said. “Zero use is neither ethical nor sustainable as it goes against farmers’ duty to alleviate pain and suffering.” The move takes the sector to below the Government-approved sector specific targets developed by the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance’s Target task force, which currently stands at 25mg/ PCU for chickens and 50mg/PCU for turkeys.

Since 2012 the total use of antibiotics in poultry meat has reduced by 82 per cent.

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less than 9.7 per cent of the total antibiotics licensed for food producing animals.

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HOUSING has long been a hot topic for rural Britain, but in the past few years it has moved even more in to the spotlight as the countryside seemingly creaks under a sprawl of bricks, mortar and concrete. Scores of areas have seen huge new build housing developments erected on greenfield sites as the Government relaxes planning rules and attempts to make up for the chronic lack of housing, particularly affordable homes. Many farmers and landowners, especially those on the edge of urban areas, have benefited financially when the house builders came calling. Now though, MPs are being told by the Local Government Association that they should consider enacting compulsory purchase powers in order to buy farmland at a discounted rate (see page 4). As the CLA rightly points out, why should landowners who have potentially had the land in their family for generations suddenly surrender it at a lower rate, especially when the homes which go on there often get sold for a sky high price? It is understood the big property developers


are telling Government the reason for the high prices is not down to their capitalist gains; rather they are laying the blame for high costs on the prices they have to pay for the land in the first instance. Farmers and landowners can only hope the Government sees sense and does not punish them at a time when they could be set to gain. The housing crisis is a nuanced one, muddied by multiple factors such as high levels of immigration, lack of affordability in popular areas, and the absence of a joined-up plan across the country. Many rural councils failed in recent years to set out their respective housing strategies and, in swathes of areas, this has led to rural towns and villages being swamped by new homes but no new infrastructure, be that roads, schools or doctors surgeries. There can be no doubt there needs to be a reappraisal of the current housing strategy, but Government must not bend under the lobbying might of property developers and defer, as so often, to a position which punishes farmers and landowners in the process.

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Gove is bashing farmers about air pollution, but ignoring biggest culprits DEFRA Secretary Michael Gove’s determination to bash farmers for ammonia emissions, while ignoring air pollution from road transport, shows the Government is not serious about clean air. Emissions from farming feature heavily in the Government’s new draft Clean Air Strategy. In particular, the Government wants farmers to reduce ammonia emissions, as the agriculture sector accounts for about 88 per cent of these emissions. This focus is likely to create a bit of a stink among the farming community, especially since the Conservatives have previously resisted attempts in the EU to set tough targets on emissions from agriculture. In 2015, Defra specifically called on MEPs to vote against targets 10 | JUNE 8 2018

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for farming emissions cuts, in defiance of its own experts’ advice. Given this record, it is astonishing that Mr Gove claims the ‘goals the Government has set are even more ambitious than EU requirements’. This is patently absurd. For four decades, the real muscle when it comes to environmental protection has always been shown by the EU, and often in opposition to our own Government.

Limits Evidence of this came just last week when the UK was referred to the European Court of Justice for, you guessed it, breaching EU air pollution limits. Certainly, we must not underplay the significance of ammonia emissions in the cocktail of air pollutants. Ammonia is a compound of nitro-

gen and hydrogen and, in the form of fertiliser, contributes significantly to levels of nitrogen in the air. As a Green, this certainly concerns me, as does the high use of artificial ammonia fertilisers which account for almost a quarter of ammonia emissions. However, as so often, there appears to be no additional funding to help farmers clean up their act. The strategy acknowledges there will be a cost, but that farmers will be expected ‘to make investments in the farm infrastructure and equipment which will reduce emissions’. Perhaps what is most breathtaking about the Government’s strategy, and likely to annoy farmers the most, is the fact road transport, by far the greatest cause of air pollution-related deaths and health problems, receives just

three paragraphs in the consultation, while ammonia receives six pages. Perhaps that is exactly the point. The UK will soon be outside the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, and environmental protection could become the domain of a completely toothless environment watchdog. So the Government can look as if it is serious about tackling air pollution while really just biding its time. And it can avoid taking on the main culprit – the motoring lobby – safe in the knowledge that soon there will be no penalties for breaching EU air quality regulations. MORE INFORMATION Find more exclusive opinion and analysis on FG’s Brexit hub. Visit www.fginsight. com/brexit

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UK needs to up its label game


THE UK farming industry has been hit hard by the Common Agricultural Policy. Animal welfare is damaged, there is a lack of trust by consumers, no knowledge of what is in animal feed or drugs which have been pumped into livestock and farmed fish, devastation of the UK seas and the promotion of European food in our supermarkets. I buy no French, Belgian or German produce and have visited many large stores across the EU where UK produce is never stocked, apart from a tiny place in Spain which has been plundered from our waters. The UK food industry needs to label food properly, show full transparency of feed, drugs and treatment, wrap in environmentally-friendly ways, then enjoy once again accessing the world market. We have the best beef, dairy, sheep, pigs, chickens, seafood, cheese, vegetables, fruit and grain products in the world, so let us go forward with confidence in a global market and let the overregulated and declining EU suffer its own incompetence. Peter Booth, Hale, Greater Manchester.

Obligatory badger culls WHY is the badger cull not obligatory in a certain area? I think it is quite pointless for some farms/farmers to go in for it and others to opt out for sentimental reasons. The badger does not have a Rural Payments Agency boundary map. He goes where he likes. It should be a Government order or not at all. Simon Waters, Pebworth, Worcestershire.


Massey Ferguson collector Malcom Richardson making hay with a classic MF 390 in Kinniside, Cumbria, last month.

Dog attack LAST week I had one of my hens killed by a dog. We have a public footpath which runs outside our house and the hens have free range of the gardens and farmyard. We have CCTV footage of the dog running into a hedge where the hen was and killing it, then the owners of the dog walking past, looking at what the dog had done and carrying on walking. There was no attempt made to stop the dog or inform us of what had happened. I just want to get it out there as I am so annoyed at how irresponsible

dog owners are and how they have an attitude problem. Name and address supplied.

Carbon footprint THANK you to Richard Smith for his excellent letter (Levy gravy train, FG, June 1), regarding the compulsory levy deductions taken from farmers by AHDB. AHDB has also produced some waffle in its accounts detailing how it has reduced its carbon footprint. No doubt the carbon footprint report will do about as much good for the climate as its costly levy deductions do for farmers.

I bitterly begrudge having the AHDB levy deducted from my livestock payments. In addition to the levy deducted, there are also auctioneer and abattoir administration costs for collecting it. There is also the additional levy the abattoirs have to pay. This will inevitably be passed on to the farmer, making the true cost of the AHDB levy, especially to livestock farmers, much higher than it first appears by the time these additional costs are factored in. I wish we could be rid of the AHDB quango. Andrew Helmer, Chillington, Devon.

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Councils warn EU alienation risks new horsemeat scandal rUK could lose vital


This will significantly weaken our ability to protect the food system, increasing the risk of a new scandal and undermining public confidence

By Abi Kay THE Local Government Association (LGA) has warned Ministers that a failure to protect access to Europe-wide food safety and animal health systems after Brexit will increase the risk of a new horsemeat-style scandal. The LGA, which represents 370 councils across England and Wales, claimed repeated budget cuts had left Trading Standards, Environmental Health and port health teams unable to safeguard the food supply without continued rights to use EU databases. Two key systems the UK could lose access to after Brexit are the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, which sends urgent notifications across Europe on threats such as pesticide residues, salmonella and E.coli, and the Trade Control and Export System, which manages all sanitary requirements for animals, semen and embryos, food, feed and plants. Together, these databases allow regulators to target their enforce-

UK access to EU systems containing food safety threat risks could be lost in 2020.

ment activity by tracing high-risk products and providing intelligence about potential contamination, but under the terms of the Brexit divorce deal, UK access would be cut off after 2020.

Alerts Coun Kevin Bentley, chairman of the LGA’s Brexit taskforce, said: “If we lose access to these databases,

we will lose access to vital intelligence about the origin of food, feed and animal products, and will not be aware when rapid alerts are issued to the rest of the continent. “This will significantly weaken our ability to effectively protect the food system, increasing the risk of a new scandal and undermining public confidence in the food industry.

COUN KEVIN BENTLEY “After years of funding reductions, we simply do not have the capacity to increase checks to offset this risk, either at ports or inland, unless this is fully funded. “Without additional capacity, there is simply no alternative to continuing to receive and share this type of information.” The horsemeat scandal in 2013 hit red meat sales and caused lasting reputational damage for the retailers involved.

Wales needs ‘overarching food strategy’, say AMs COUNTY SHOWGROUND, TABLEY, KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE

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A GROUP of Assembly Members (AM) has called for an ‘overarching food strategy’ for Wales to encourage joined-up thinking across Government departments and bring about the best results for public health. In a new report, the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee said the Welsh Government needed to do more to recognise the health and well-being benefits of getting locally-sourced food into schools and hospitals. Good food is known to be vital for recovery from illness, but a survey by the Soil Association found more than half of patients and their family members would not feed hospital food to a child, and nearly a quarter had their meals brought to them by relatives. The AMs also found the National Procurement Service was vastly

over-estimating the value of food contracts, putting local suppliers off bidding for services. Committee chairman Mike Hedges said: “That some companies see the sector as unreliable, and that contracts are often not worth the estimated value placed on them by the National Procurement Service, means more must be done to restore faith and ensure tenders are attractive enough for businesses to bid.” Exaggerations about EU procurement rules were also found to be stopping local suppliers from bidding for public contracts, according to the committee. It found evidence other EU countries had not been prevented from procuring locally-produced, healthy, sustainable food for their public sectors. The Welsh Government will now consider the report.

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Calls to extend sugar tax to milk-based drinks slammed rDairy penalised

‘alongside junk foods’ By Lauren Dean EXTENDING the tax levy on sugary soft drinks to all milk-based drinks could negatively affect the way consumers perceive dairy, industry chiefs warned. The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) hit back at Government plans to refresh the 2016 Commons Health Committee Childhood Obesity Plan and extend the tax levy as ‘a matter of urgency’. It said such products were incomparable, suggesting the move would only lead to ‘detrimental and far-reaching implications’ for the Welsh dairy sector. Dai Miles, FUW milk and dairy produce chairman, said: “Milk and dairy products contain vitamins and minerals essential for health and well-being, including calcium, iodine, riboflavin and vitamin B12. “It is the belief of the FUW the nutrient profiling modelling

The beneficial properties of milk should exempt it from being hit by the sugar tax, says Dairy UK.

undertaken has done a tremendous disservice to nutritional milk products and could detrimentally affect the ways in which such products are viewed by the consumer.” Dairy UK chief executive Dr Judith Bryans agreed it was unfortunate dairy products had been ‘penalised alongside junk foods’ and called for the

exemption of milk-based drinks from the committee recommendations. She said if the extension was to go ahead it would have a detrimental impact on the marketing of ‘high quality, safe and nutritious dairy products’. “Dairy UK will be engaging with Public Health England, the UK Government and other relevant

‘Learn from dairy alternatives’ – Rabobank IT was about time dairy farmers started taking lessons from their dairy-free counterparts, according to financial services company Rabobank. Rabobank said the industry should ‘connect emotionally’ and reflect the success of alternative milk products in their own produce, following hints nutrition, price and flavour tended to favour the sector. Changing consumer perceptions around health, lifestyle choices and perceived sustainability were also

persuading more consumers to choose dairy-free, it added. It followed a 3.5 per cent drop in global sales of liquid milk in the five years to 2017, compared to a 4 per cent jump in sales of dairy alternatives in the same period.

Consumer Tom Bailey, RaboResearch dairy senior analyst, said: “While it is not essential to diversify into dairy alternatives, it would be wise for the


dairy industry to at least learn one thing from the success of dairy alternatives, which may be putting the consumer first and trading in the old grass-to-glass model for glass-to-grass.”


Global sales of liquid milk fell 3.5 per cent in the five years to 2017, while dairy alternatives grew 4 per cent.

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stakeholders to explain why the new nutrient profile modelling should exclude any product containing more than 75 per cent milk, cheese or yoghurt, on the basis of the contributions they make to children’s nutrient intakes and the benefits they provide,” Dr Bryans said.

Consequences Livestock sustainability consultant Dr Jude Capper said enforcing the tax extension could push consumers to buy cheaper drinks, increasing already negative consequences for the industry. Previous research from the US has proven drinking full fat milk reduces the risk of obesity in pre-schoolchildren, she said. “It is increasingly important for everyone involved in dairy production to promote the many advantages of milk and dairy products for nutrition and health. We cannot simply sit back and hope somebody else will do it,” Dr Capper added.


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BUSINESS Lamb prices firm as supply remains tight at UK marts Edited by Olivia Midgley – 01772 799 548 –

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lighter lambs By Alex Black

LAMB numbers were tight at UK auction marts following a slow spring, with auctioneers estimating Scottish and northern marts were about three weeks behind where they would usually be. According to figures from AHDB, prices for new season lamb SQQ stood at 258.06p/kg for the week ending May 30, down 8p/kg with old season lamb down 25p/kg at 194.48p/kg. But total throughputs were down 22 per cent on the year, with new season lamb down 30,000-head. Sedgemoor auctioneer Paul Ashton said prices dropped back last week but had since started to increase again. “We had a much better trade,” he said. Skipton auctioneer Ted Ogden said new season lamb prices had actually hardened over the last 10 days and old season lamb numbers were ‘much tighter’ as they approached the end of the season. “New season lamb is hard to come by. With the cold spring,

Throughput of new season lamb was down 30,000-head on the year, according AHDB figures.

lambs had a slow start,” he said. “Numbers are tighter and, as a consequence, average prices are up about 20p/kg on last year.”

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New season lamb is hard to come by. With the cold spring, lambs had a slow start TED OGDEN

He said lambs ‘will catch up’, but northern farmers were about two to three weeks behind. Tam Struthers, auctioneer with Lawrie and Symington, said farmers in Scotland were ‘a few weeks behind due to the weather’. “Usually, numbers start to increase now,” he said. Mr Ashton added there also seemed to be price pressure from

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the retail side following high prices over the past few months. And buyers seemed to have ‘quite a bit of resistance to the lighter lambs’. “I think previously, when the trade was really flying, farmers were trying to send out anything virtually fit to catch the market,” he said. “Everyone is wanting things well covered. For old season lamb,

anything which is lacking meat is heavily discounted. “A bit of additional feed is paying dividends at the moment.”

Beef For beef, Mr Struthers said they were seeing a ‘very good trade’. “Deadweight pricing has been pretty steady for the past few weeks. They are selling readily,” he said.

Ramadan supports cull ewes RAMADAN has supported cull ewe prices as Muslims across the UK gear up for the Eid al-Fitr festival. Skipton auctioneer Ted Ogden said it had ‘gone quiet’ for a week after the first seven days of Ramadan. “Prices in the last week or 10 days have hardened again,” he said. Paul Ashton, Sedgemoor auctioneer, said: “Generally you see a strong trade a couple of weeks before Ramadan starts. “Then you can see a little more the last couple of weekends. We

had a strong trade three weeks ago; a fortnight ago it was a bit flat. “Last Saturday we had a flyer again.”

Trade With the Eid al-Fitr celebration beginning on June 14, he said there would probably be another good trade this week ‘and then it could tail off’. “But the one in August is the major one,” added Mr Ogden. Eid al-Adha is due to begin on August 21.

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Italian politics drives grain markets rEuro plummeted

against the dollar By Alex Black

ITALIAN politics have impacted on wheat prices as the euro reacts to populist parties taking control. A populist coalition was sworn in last week (June 1), narrowly avoiding snap elections, after the anti-establishment Five Star and the right-wing League won the largest share of votes in the March election. The euro plummeted as it looked as though Italians would head back to the polls, but recovered on the announcement of the coalition.

But analysts said the volatility could continue, with both parties vocally eurosceptic and, although they have both said they will not take the country out of the euro, they have been critical of its impact.

Rollercoaster Rupert Somerscales, ODA analyst, said it had been a ‘rollercoaster week for European grain prices’. “Who would have thought this time last year that chaos within Italy’s political system would have brought new crop prices on the continent – and in the UK – so sharply higher then sharply lower on Wednesday [May 30]. “Macro factors, rather than the

Wheat prices have been impacted by political turmoil in Italy.

fundamentals of supply and demand, are playing an increasing role in price determination for continental grains  and oilseeds prices.” He added the most important factor was the euro plummeting against the dollar over the last week, making French wheat even more attractive in export markets. And gains on the continent had translated ‘nearly one for one’ for UK prices, with UK farmers benefiting from the higher price. Gleadell’s David Woodland said despite the politics entering the market, weather was still the major factor, with prices easing as concerns slightly diminished.

But the Italian turmoil was ‘pushing the market lower and adding to the negative sentiment’, he added.  Benjamin Bodart, CRM agricommodities, said UK prices were not immune to the correction seen on Matif and Chicago wheat futures and after the sharp rally ‘when a new contract high of £161.50/tonne was reached’ prices traded lower. He said the main catalysts were the pressure from the EU ‘as well as operators fixing and selling new crop at current levels’. He added UK cereals supply and demand remained tight and wheat and maize imports continued to run high.

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Value in 2017 £1.2bn £2bn £2.99bn £4.34bn £1.33bn £2.42bn

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Commodity prices rising rPerformance

‘started at low base’ By Lauren Dean DESPITE positive signs of increases in income, productivity and commodity prices for British farmers, experts have warned the sector is still a way off seeing levels to sustain a long-term and profitable farming industry. This was the message from NFU economist Anand Dossa on the back of the latest annual Defra farm statistics report, Agriculture in the UK. While the department said the sector had seen a significant rise in 2017 farm income figures, raising the latest total income from farming up 41 per cent to £5.7 billion, Mr Dossa said it must be

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It is important to remember this rise comes after three years of falling profits and margins ANAND DOSSA

remembered the jump came from a low base. He said: “It is important to remember this rise comes after three years of falling profits and margins, and increased price

volatility for many across the industry.” According to Mr Dossa, shortterm shifts in exchange rates have been driving some upward movement in commodity prices and providing ‘much needed support’ to agricultural exports.

Spike in demand The recent poor weather has prompted a spike in demand for straw, pushing up the price of both wheat and barley straw to record levels, he added. In March 2018, the average barley straw price in England and Wales was £93/tonne, up 69 per cent on the year, while wheat straw was £83/t, up 66 per cent. “However, a weaker pound is a double-edged sword for farming,” Mr Dossa said. “The recent weather events com-

bined with the weakness of the pound has led to increases in key farming costs across the board. “Despite the tentative signs of recovery in profitability, I believe the sector is still far from seeing levels which will sustain a long-term and profitable farming industry.” The Defra figures suggested the value of several commodities had been bumped up last year due to the exchange rate, increased global stocks and ‘generally favourable weather’.

Leap The report sees milk and milk products increasing 32 per cent to £4.34bn and wheat hitting almost £2bn following a 23 per cent leap. A Defra spokesman said an Agriculture Bill will be brought forward later this year, ‘rewarding farmers for their work to protect and enhance the environment.” JUNE 8 2018 | 19

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Smaller suppliers could pay price of supermarket merger investment could be hit By Alex Black SMALLER suppliers will be the ‘ones who will suffer most’ from the Asda and Sainsbury’s merger and consumers will pay the price in less choice and lower quality produce. Business analyst Plimsoll warned thousands of jobs were in danger throughout the supply chain, with 125 of the UK’s largest food manufacturers already considered ‘in danger’ and 73 more were marked as loss making. Plimsoll senior analyst David Pattison said: “If the deal goes ahead I can see a period of acquisitions, takeovers and mergers as supermarket suppliers fight for survival in a race to the bottom on price.” He added many suppliers were

already having to contend with rising costs from pensions auto-enrolment, the living wage and a weaker pound. Others could also be ‘ripe’ for takeovers as companies look for economies of scale to tackle squeezed margins. “Mergers like this and the consolidation of the competition also make life very difficult for surviving smaller suppliers,” he said.


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Controls He added the industry as a whole would be forced to ‘tighten its belt’ and doing business would become harder as more stringent financial controls were introduced to reduce exposure from suppliers and customers going bust. “Ultimately, the consumer might well end up paying the price as a consequence of this merger with less consumer choice or lower quality products,” Mr Pattison said.

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NFU director Terry Jones also warned consumers would suffer if buyers abused the increased market power after the merger. Responding to a preliminary invitation to comment on the merger from the Competition and Markets Authority, Mr Jones said: “The consolidation of retail buying power has been of great concern to our

members for many years,” he said. “If buyers working for this enlarged business abuse its market power and make unreasonable demands on suppliers by transferring excessive risk and unexpected cost to suppliers, which in turn damages their ability to innovate and invest, then ultimately this will impact on choice and availability for shoppers.”

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DRIVERLESS TRACTORS Read our report on driverless tractors on page 103

Gaps between developing market-ready technology and on-farm use mean farm businesses could have to wait a long time until they see the benefits. Colin Ley reports from F&A Next, a farm innovation event run by Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands.

Farm robotics impact being ‘over-estimated’ rExpectations too

Agriculture’s broad use of robotics makes it challenging for developers.

high, say researchers THE capacity of farm robotics to deliver quick-fix solutions to agriculture’s labour concerns is vastly over-estimated, according to researchers in the Netherlands. Dutch robotics scientist, Rick van de Zedde, told delegates at F&A Next ‘industry expectations for farm robotics were definitely too high at present’. “There is a tendency for users to think they can buy a robot, push the start button and leave the machine to work away on its own. That is not going to be true, certainly not in agriculture,” he said. One of 65 robotics researchers working on farm sector issues at Wageningen University and Research, Mr van de Zedde said he believed robots would help to produce food more-efficiently in future by exploiting new, robust crops in a more-sustainable way.

Challenging However, he urged delegates not to expect too much too soon, adding that applying robotics to farming was more challenging for developers than in other industries. This was due to agriculture’s broad range of products and use of different varieties, factors which were creating a ‘huge gap’ between research developments and onfarm use. “You can have a prototype working well on a specific set-up for a certain point in the season,” added Mr van de Zedde. “As soon as it is required to work

on a wider basis, being exposed to many different varieties, it can quickly become clear that the setup is too variety-specific and it is not ready for field application.” Developer Richard van der Linde, chief executive of FTNON Lacque Food Robotics, Delft, agreed, having spent the last few years advancing a robot which processed iceberg lettuce from prototype machine to market-ready unit. He said: “We are happy with where we are now, but we were all but bankrupt on two separate occasions on our way to this point. “It is also frustrating that while we

now have a robot that deals well with cabbages and lettuces, it still needs further work to cope with other crops, such as Brussels sprouts.” Farming’s vision of robots taking over soft fruit and vegetable harvesting also remains some way off, warned ag-tech investment specialist Dan Harburg, of Anterra Capital, Amsterdam.

Dust “Advances made in other industries cannot be immediately brought into the agricultural world,” he said, adding crop harvesting robots would need to be able to

Feed challenge winners target antibiotic resistance ANTIBIOTIC resistance solutions led the winning line-up for Nutreco’s 2018 Feed Tech Challenge, announced during F&A Next. Top place went to Cytophage

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Technologies’ plan for combating infections such as campylobacter, salmonella and E. coli in chickens, while joint runner-up, Folium Science, is focused on removing unwanted bacteria without the

use of antibiotics. Completing the top three was Rex Animal Health’s animal genomics dataset, designed to map health, production, feed and medicine interaction.

CASH BACKING FOR DEVELOPERS OF CULTURED MEAT PRODUCTION of cultured meat raised in a laboratory rather than on the farm is attracting strong financial backing from venture capitalists in response to retail sales growth of 7 per cent in the USA and Europe. Five business start-ups for cultured meat have successfully raised new funding already this year, Niccolo Manzoni, of Paris-based Five Seasons Ventures, told F&A Next. “These are SuperMeat, Memphis Meats (with Tyson Foods participating in their funding round), Perfect Day, Wild Earth and The Wild Type. The US plant-based meat market is forecast to be worth $6 billion (£4.5bn) by 2022, double today’s value, while growth rates are heading in the same direction in Europe, building on current sales of an estimated $700 million (£524m).

withstand dust, mud and imprecise working locations. “These sorts of challenges did not exist for those developing robotics for the automotive industry, but they do in agriculture.” Instead of aiming to go the whole way in replacing humans at harvest-time, he encouraged robot developers to focus first on minimising walking times for strawberry pickers or mushroom harvesters, potentially replacing 20 per cent of labour requirements in the process.

Bayer/Monsanto deal concludes BAYER was expected to complete the acquisition of Monsanto yesterday (June 7) after it received approvals from all regulatory authorities. According to the conditional approval from the United States Department of Justice, the integration of Monsanto into Bayer could take place as soon as the divestments to BASF were completed, in about two months. Bayer will remain the company name with Monsanto no longer a company name. JUNE 8 2018 | 21

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Machinery and Farm Technology of the Year

Frank and Lynda Morphet have created a machine which has provided new efficiencies across their business. Marie-Claire Kidd reports.


ccording to Frank and Lynda Morphet, their innovation is not a complicated idea. The Swing Over Feed Cover, they say, is the kind of innovation dairy farmers come up with on a day-to-day basis; a simple but effective solution to an everyday problem. The difference here is the couple have pursued a patent for the invention, which means the family now has a shot at turning it into a viable enterprise to complement their organic milk business. Frank’s invention saw them win last year’s Machinery Innovator of the Year Award at the British Farming Awards and the accolade has given the creation a profile boost and a stamp of approval from the farming community. It is something special Frank and Lynda can mention when they approach machinery retailers, engineers and manufacturers about taking the design to market. The Swing Over Feed Cover provides a solution to multiple issues common

to many dairy farmers. It effectively reduces waste and labour and helps support dry matter intakes in cattle. It can function as a barrier to keep cows away from their food, or a cover, which comes down and presents the forage while sheltering it from weather and pests.

Easy to use The design makes it easy to use and means it can be lifted and secured by one person safely. The invention process started when, like many dairy farmers, Frank, of Swarthmoor Hall Farm, near Ulverston, Cumbria, noticed his cows were pushing their feed away from themselves during feeding. It was leading to waste and meant the animals had to stretch to reach it. He started experimenting with mounting a cover on angle iron and steel piping in 2009 and, after many years of experimentation, design, development and input from his team at the farm, he created the current version.

The cover is durable plastic, meaning it is lightweight, easy to clean and can withstand the force of cows pushing against it. A rubber barrier along the bottom of the cover prevents feed from escaping and pests from entering. Because the feed is kept close to cows, they do not have to rub their necks on the barrier or strain their muscles to reach it. Frank says: “It is mainly to keep the feed in front of cows so there is no waste. Usually, as soon as you feed them, they start pushing it out.” The cover effectively eliminates the need to push up feed. Before introducing it, Frank and his team used to push feed up to his 160 dairy cows twice-a-day, which took them about an hour. Now it can be done in minutes and the feed stays there once presented. He says: “It really helps with the everyday running of the farm. It took quite a lot of time to get the design and build right so it balances, but I think we have got it right now. The aim is to reduce waste and make savings in time and resources.” Frank says his cows eat more when the need to push up feed is eliminated and they do not pick out feed like they used to. As well as presenting the feed and keeping it in place, the cover is

Any farm with a feed passage or feeding a total mixed ration or buffer feeding could benefit FRANK MORPHET

weatherproof, so it shelters the feed from wind and rain, again reducing waste. It also helps keep off pests, particularly starlings, as Lynda explains. “We used to have a big problem with starlings scratting in the cows’ feed, but we do not anymore. It has definitely helped with that. “I know a lot of farmers still have starling problems. It is important, because birds such as starlings can carry pests and diseases.” Starlings can carry E. coli, salmonella,


Frank Morphet at Swarthmoor Hall Farm, near Ulverston, Cumbria.

● 142 hectares (350 acres) of grassland ● 160-head organic mixed dairy herd of Friesians with Brown Swiss and Montbeliarde ● Grows a forage mix of peas, barley and triticale ● Average annual production is 7,000 litres at 3.8 per cent butterfat and 3.3 per cent protein ● Milk sold through family business,

South Lakes Organic Milk, to English Lakes Ice Cream, Home Farm Dairy, to Leagram Organic Dairy for cheese and Boon Town Dairy, Carnforth ● Frank and Lynda Morphet are assisted full-time by their eldest son Wayne and employee of 12 years Neil Kirkby; sons Alan, a dry stone waller, and Craig, who has his own septic tank business, come back to help when needed

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Left to right: AgriBriefing group head of content Emma Penny; Frank Morphet; and Philip Shevill, managing director of Armatrac dealer Erkunt. Johne’s disease and campylobacter and research shows they pick out the cereal and protein components in cattle feed, making them a major pest on Britain’s dairy farms. AHDB Dairy farm trials on the Somerset Levels in winter 2012/13 showed starlings eat up to half their weight in cattle feed, between 30g and 50g, each day. They calculated the cost per 100 cows was up to £106 a day. A 2015/16 study by the University of Nottingham on 10 farms in Cornwall and north Devon found starlings were costing about £97 per 100 cows each day in lost feed. Loss of soya and wheat in a 240-cow herd over 180 days of winter could cost a farm more than £40,000, results suggested.

Issues Best practice for dairy farmers dealing with starling issues is to close doors when entering and leaving feeding areas, ensure corrugations in roofs do not leave large gaps, fill gaps in sheds with expanding foam and add wire mesh across air vents and rubber flaps along door edges. The Morphets say the Swing Over Feed Cover should be another item to add to this list. Lynda says a crucial feature of the Swing Over is it does not hurt animals: “The good thing is it tilts up and it is countermanded so it is really light to lift up. It creates a barrier so cows

cannot get to the feed and when it pivots it does not hurt them. Often people put silage out with a grab and cows have been hurt and killed that way.” Other farmers choose to use robotics to push up silage, but the Swing Over, says Frank, is a much cheaper alternative. He says: “There is not a lot of money in dairy farming, so we need cheap and practical solutions. I think I have found one which can be replicated across other farms. “Any farm with a feed passage or feeding a total mixed ration or buffer feeding could benefit. It has certainly helped us.” Frank and the team applied to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) for a patent on the Swing Over Feed Cover in 2013. The IPO’s process involved a global search for similar inventions. In 2017, after four years of due process, the IPO confirmed the cover was unique and granted it a patent. The next step is for the couple to work with retailers, engineers and manufacturers to develop, mass produce and market the Swing Over, perhaps improving it to be more durable, and further down the line possibly introducing a motorised version. On winning the Machinery Innovator of the Year Award at last year’s British Farming Awards, Frank says he was shocked to have won.

He says: “I was gobsmacked to win. I am just an ordinary farmer from Cumbria.” Lynda says: “I was the one who pushed him forward with it. It is simple but brilliant. I am confident if we could get the right partners it would be a great success.” Feedback from farmers and the farming community has been positive, she says, especially after they received the award.

Comments Lynda says: “We had some really good comments when we were actually at the awards. A couple on our table said ‘that is such a good idea, we have such a problem with starlings’. It helps you feel like you are on to something.” Since receiving the award the

Morphets have invested in a leaflet about the product and have taken it to shows. Lynda says: “We went to a show at Carlisle, gave some leaflets out saying what was what and showed pictures and they seemed very interested. “What we are wanting to do ideally is try and get somebody to take it on and do the product design. Companies which supply feed barriers and cake troughs might be able to use it to end their range. It is just a case of finding the right people to work with.” Their challenge, like other farmers, is fitting it in with a busy farming life. Lynda says: “We are so busy on the farm we do not get chance to work on it very often. But we believe in it and we welcome anyone who thinks they can help get it out there to more farmers.”

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Asian farms adapting to consumer demands rBig trends having an

effect on farms in Asia By Alex Black ASIAN farms are looking at increasing biosecurity, better livestock management and climate-friendly practices as they sought to adapt to consumer preferences. Consumers have high expectations in Asia, just like anywhere else in the world. Speaking at Feed Additives Asia 2018, Katinka de Balogh, senior animal production and health officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, said farms in Asia were effected by the big trends such as globalisation, increasing urbanisation, climate change and antibiotic reduction.

Changes to farm management in Asia, where per capita meat consumption was high, were taking place, she said. But disruption could be catastrophic for the Asian farm sector and the need to secure long-term sustainability of feed supplies remained key.

Categories Gordon Butland, director of G. and S. Agriconsultants, said two categories of consumers existed, the educated and less-educated and their demands were different depending on geography and financial income. “We expect an extra two billion inhabitants on the planet by 2050, but the majority will be in developing nations where it can be said that less-educated consumer category dominates,” he said.

Just like anywhere else, consumers have high expectations in Asia.

But what the consumer wants was changing all the time across all markets. “Who are the consumers I am aiming for and how do I sell my product to them are questions all meat suppliers must address. “The future will be very different than today,” he added. But for ‘millennials’ there were similar mindsets across the globe,

being more connected and communicating their choices via social media. And moving forward, there would be a need for more dialogue between private and public sectors in Asia as it was difficult to change practices without institutional support at a financial level, as well as in technological innovation.

UK will not be flooded with New Zealand dairy products post-Brexit THE UK will not be flooded with New Zealand dairy products after Brexit, even if tariffs and quotas are removed, according to a leading Kiwi co-operative. David Richmond, trade strategy manager at Fonterra, made the remarks during an evidence session held by the International Trade Select Committee. New Zealand dairy and lamb exports make up almost 60 per cent of the country’s total goods exports

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of dairy products, 95 per cent of what we produce is exported, but in the world scale of milk production we are actually very small. We only produce about 2 per cent of the world’s total milk. “Our supply coming out of New Zealand now is likely to be heavily constrained, so you will not see the 5, 6, 7 or 10 per cent growth in milk coming out of New Zealand as you have seen historically. “I would add the UK is a highly efficient dairy producer in its own right and the fifth largest dairy exporter in the world after the EU27, New Zealand, the US and Australia. It is a strong competitor on the global market.” Mr Richmond also suggested other markets such as China and Southeast Asia offered more of a return for New Zealand dairy products than the UK. “We are incentivised to send our products to markets in the world

In the world scale of milk production, we [New Zealand] are actually very small. We only produce about 2 per cent of the world’s total milk DAVID RICHMOND where we get the best return, that is what our farmers pay us to do,” he said. “If we were sending product into the UK below what we could get elsewhere, then we should not be in our jobs.”

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Edited by Danusia Osiowy – 01772 799 413 – Marion Regan’s farm has been supplying strawberries to Wimbledon for its world famous sweet treat (inset) for 25 years.

Almost as key to Wimbledon’s image as its tennis, strawberries are a vital part of the tournament’s catering operation. Kate Chapman visits a supplier farm.

Farm serves up a treat with Wimbledon’s strawberries


n just under a month’s time, one of the oldest and most famous tennis tournaments will begin, attracting millions of views from around the world. Whether Wimbledon will bask in more sunshine remains uncertain, but one winning combination which is a given is the delectable indulgence of strawberries and cream. The go-to choice is synonymous with the London-based event, having been served ever since the first tournament in 1877, when 200 spectators came to watch the championships. According to the Wimbledon website, 28,000kg of strawberries and 10,000 litres of cream were consumed by visitors last year alone. It is a tradition steeped in history and getting the strawberries to

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the venue is no small logistical operation, beginning before the sun comes up on each of the 13 days of play.

Meticulous The strawberries are picked on the day they are served, harvested at about 4am, and arrive on-site at about 11am to be hulled and inspected. It is a meticulous process and, when it comes to growing strawberries, Hugh Lowe Farms, one of the event’s core suppliers, has it covered. The Kent family business has been producing the fruit for 125 years and supplying the Wimbledon Championships for a quarter of a century. Heading it up is fourth-genera-

We have a passion for berries and they are a lovely crop to grow, but challenging too MARION REGAN tion farmer Marion Regan who is also busy making plans to mark their 125th anniversary year and emulate the farm’s continued success into the future.

“I’m always looking forward,” she says. “I like celebrating the past but I’m a lot more interested in the future of the business and where it’s going. “We have a passion for berries and they are a lovely crop to grow, but challenging too. It’s also very much a people business, so we have always put our seasonal staff at the top of our thinking as, without them, there would be no business.”

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Polytunnels are used to lengthen the growing season at Hugh Lowe Farms.

Wimbledon’s huge catering operation n 2,200 staff n 330,000 cups of tea and coffee n 320,000 glasses of Pimm’s n 234,000 meals n 230,000 bottles of water n 110,000 pints of draught beer and lager n 86,000 ice creams n 76,000 sandwiches n 35,000 litres of milk

Market by horse-drawn spring vans for sale the same day. “Kent is known as the Garden of England because of the climate, the aspects, the soil and it’s proximity to London. “My great-grandfather was able to get the produce up to the capital quickly and we’ve grown from there,” adds Marion, who took over from her father, Hugh Lowe, as managing director in 1996. Today the farm covers 700 hectares (1,730 acres), a mix of rented and owned land, most of which is still around Mereworth and Greensand Ridge, above the Weald and its welldrained sunny, south-facing slopes. There is also farmland nearer to London and it was this close proximity to the capital which led Wimbledon’s caterers to first approach the family about supplying strawberries to the tournament in 1992. Hugh Lowe Farms grows 5,000 tonnes of strawberries annually, almost 30t of which are consumed at Wimbledon when 100,000 succulent red berries are eaten daily. Marion says: “The main variety enjoyed by players and spectators at Wimbledon is Malling Centenary, which is a quintessential English strawberry, locally-bred and wellsuited to the job due to its great flavour and bright colour.” Along with strawberries, the farm also grows 1,000t of raspberries and a crop of blackberries, which are supplied to national supermarkets, high-end catering 26 | JUNE 8 2018

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We have quite a holistic approach and I think our system is quite a unique one, fully integrated and linked to the environment MARION REGAN firms, plus local farm shops, greengrocers and London wholesalers. Combinable crops including spring beans, wheat and barley are also grown and marketed by Weald Granary, while the farm’s cropping ratio is split equally between the berries, arable and uncropped areas managed for wildlife as grassland, margins or trees. With the strawberry season running from April to November, Marion and her team grow several varieties to help meet the nation’s continuous demand for fresh, home-grown berries. A combination of short day types (June-bearers), which make flower buds under short autumn days and produce fruit when they grow the

n Family-owned farm company established 125 years ago n 700 hectares (1,730 acres) of mixed soft fruit /arable fields n Grows strawberry, raspberry and blackberry crops n Crops grown on sunny, south-

following summer, and Everbearers, varieties forming flower buds whatever the day length and producing fruit all summer long, help them do this. An exclusive arrangement between Berry Gardens, the farm’s marketing co-operative, and the American company Driscolls means they can grow its varieties, including the premium Driscolls Zara and Driscolls Jubilee, both super sweet and heart-shaped, which command a premium for their flavour, although they are not very high yielding.

Quality berries To produce quality berries, Marion says it is essential to start with good quality, pest- and disease-free planting stock. These are grown for the farm by specialist nurserymen. “The life of the fruit starts at planting, although that’s not really the start of our involvement as we work closely with the propagators,” says Marion. “We have to really look at the quality of the plant material including flavours, visual appearance and agronomic properties. We need strong plants which will hold up to constant picking. “Obviously as farmers, these agronomic characteristics are important but there’s no point

facing slopes with free-draining soils, sheltered by hedgerows n Supplies major supermarkets, London markets, caterers, restaurants, farm shops and stalls as well as Wimbledon tennis championships

growing something which yields fantastically but nobody wants to eat.” Strawberries are grown in substrate, planted in pots or grow bags and grown under semi-permanent tunnels. They are suspended on shoulder high ‘table tops’, making them easier to pick and manage. The pots or bags are filled with coir, a by-product of the coconut industry which can support several successive crops and is then recycled as a soil conditioner. The farm favours bio-controls, using naturally-occurring beneficial insects to overcome diseases and pests, such as Western flower thrips which are otherwise hard to control, as Mary explains. “We have quite a holistic approach and I think our system is quite a unique one, fully integrated and linked to the environment. “The feed and irrigation regime is constantly tweaked and we focus on the agronomy, relying heavily on biological control for pests and diseases. “We’re not organic, but chemical controls are only used when strictly necessary. As well as introducing insects into our crops to control pests, we also encourage these insects by planting flower-rich field margins too.” Specialist systems have been installed to ensure each plant gets the

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KENT FARM PROFILE The main variety used for Wimbledon is the Malling Centenary strawberry.

correct amount of water and feed, depending on its stage of growth. Harvest takes place from April to November and is the most crucial operation. With no alternative means, berries are hand-picked by groups of pickers supervised by skilled harvest staff to ensure the fruit is handled correctly. Once picked, the berries are transported via a fleet of trucks to the farm’s packhouse within the hour, where they are chilled to remove field heat. They are held at 2-5degC, before being weighed into punnets, assessed for quality control and then sealed with a film lid. Customers then either collect direct or, for supermarkets, the farm delivers to their depot using their nominated haulier.

Conservation As a member of Leaf, the farm is encouraged to implement responsible practises and this includes a whole farm environmental plan, encompassing conservation, waste management, water management, recycling, energy efficiency and crop protection policies. It is almost self-sufficient in water for irrigation, collecting the run-off and rainwater from its tunnels to reservoirs from which water is recycled onto its crops. The core challenge, says Marion, remains producing a consistent crop each year and this is combated by extensive forward planning. “Soft fruits are quite challenging

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investment has been ploughed into providing accommodation to help retain numbers. “We could not do without them. We are lucky to have some skilled people who return to us year after year and we want to keep them. So, while they’re with us, most live in purpose-built accommodation.” As for the future, Marion says provenance and traceability remain key issues as the farm continues to meet market demands. “Our customers tell us they really do know the difference between home-grown and imported strawberries.

Confidence The farm’s blackberries are sold to farm shops and high-end caterers.

crops to grow and it’s quite a competitive market, with understandably demanding customers,” she says. “Everybody has got an opinion about their flavour and quality. “So, for us, it’s really trying to grow a consistent quality for such a long season. The traditional period was June into July, but in the last two to three decades that’s changed. “Now we use polytunnels and we also have a glasshouse to bookend the season and combine all this with using different plant types and varieties. “As with all types of farming, we’re always looking to the next year and if there are issues, making sure they’re not repeated. Of

course, something else always happens, but that’s part of the excitement of it all. “It’s a long season, but we have periods through the year where we can take stock and plan for the following year. “We are always looking forward and have already ordered next year’s plants. We are already thinking about 2020 and 2021.” Recent investments include a new glasshouse, while polytunnels and accommodation for seasonal workers, who number more than 600 at peak times, are constantly being upgraded. As an employer of about 600 workers from Bulgaria and Romania,

“With berries, quite apart from the fact people want them to be fresh, they want to eat them with confidence and the best way to do this is to know exactly where they came from, tracing them back to the field and the people who picked them. “For us it’s very important to be as operationally lean and efficient as possible too, given the restrictions on labour availability, so we need to focus on attracting and keeping the best, most skilled people. We focus on precision growing for optimum yields but above all we must grow what the market wants, when it wants it,” says Marion. “The market will continue to grow steadily if we continue to put better and fresher fruit to it each year. “And that’s our aim. We want to be here for another 125 years.” JUNE 8 2018 | 27

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Southern storms spark disease threat rWheat crops

vulnerable to infection HEAVY showers which affected large parts of southern England towards the end of May are expected to increase disease pressure in cereal crops ahead of T3 fungicide applications. Despite the fact Fera has only recorded low levels of the fusarium pathogen to date, some advisers believe the recent wet weather, combined with delayed T2s in some instances, could leave wheat crops vulnerable to infection. According to Fera principal plant pathologist Phil Jennings, fusarium infection only requires high humidity for 24-48 hours. He says: “It is the weather at flowering which ultimately determines the severity of fusarium infection. In 2016, a number of

The storms on the run-up and during the Bank Holiday weekend will have heightened inoculum for crops soon to flower TIM NICHOLSON areas were hit by humid, showery conditions as crops started to flower and 80 per cent of Fera samples had fusarium symptoms that year.”

Wet weather at flowering could heighten the risk of fusarium infection.

Tim Nicholson, Bayer’s south west technical manager, is concerned a delayed T2 may cause some growers to hold off on T3 sprays.

Window “Early- to mid-anthesis is the best time to protect against fusarium, but the window is short. Sprays applied after this period will probably result in control being compromised.

Keep a look-out for OWBM ADAS has received reports of orange wheat blossom midge (OWBM) hatching, with low numbers seen on sticky traps in Norfolk and on cobwebs in crops at Boxworth in Cambridgeshire. It is difficult to say, however, whether hatching will coincide widely with susceptible growth stages in non-resistant wheat

varieties, according to ADAS entomologist Steve Ellis. He says: “Our best advice is to check OWBM-susceptible winter wheat varieties at the susceptible growth stage [GS51-59] for adult female midges during the evenings. Emergence of male midges can also be monitored at emergence sites using pheromone traps.

Orange wheat blossom midge are being found in high numbers in parts of southern England.

“OWBM-susceptible varieties of winter wheat crops are at risk until the early flowering stages are reached [average GS61 including secondary tillers across the field].” In Dorset, Frontier agronomist Russell Dean has recorded particularly high levels of the pest. He says: “At our Basingstoke trial site, we caught 50 orange blossom midge in one of our pheromone traps in one night. The next night, the same trap caught 350. But a lot of wheat is flowering now, so hopefully the risk of crop damage is not quite so high.”

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“I can understand why it may be appealing to work to a calendar date from GS 39, but growers are then reliant on dry weather to help hold fusarium and foliar disease pressure. “The storms on the run-up and during the Bank Holiday weekend will have heightened inoculum for crops soon to flower and increased the risk a toxin threat could still develop. “With microdochium, the most common fusarium species, already recorded at some sites when monitoring commenced in late April, we could see more than one fusarium species threaten this season,” he says. In the south west of England, wet weather has caused septoria to spread to the upper leaves of some wheat crops. To help reduce the risk of further spread, growers are also encouraged to consider foliar protection when planning T3 applications.

Symptoms Bayer technical manager Gareth Bubb says: “The recent wet weather will have infected upper leaves and the disease will soon express itself. “Flag leaves are unlikely to show symptoms yet as most have not been out for long enough, but we are seeing septoria on leaf 2 where fungicide timings have been missed or stretched. I think there will definitely be a need to consider septoria when thinking about T3 sprays.” If the weather remains warm and dry over the coming days, Hutchinsons agronomist Sally Morris says brown rust could also be a problem. “If conditions turn dry it may be worth including tebuconazole in with the T3 to target rust, alongside prothioconazole for fusarium,” she says.

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New blight risk module launched surveillance network A NEW module delivering disease risk information for late blight in potato crops has been launched on Fera’s CropMonitor platform using a bespoke blight forecasting model – the Blight Early Warning System. The Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) says development of the model will be supported by a participatory surveillance network, which will report first sightings of late blight in crops across the country. CHAP is developing a decision support service to deliver risk forecasts for crop pests and diseases using a weather monitoring network, national pest and disease surveillance data and advanced risk models, The network is a collaboration with potato grower groups nationally to report appearance of first blight symptoms in crops. The Fight Against Blight (FAB) project – funded by AHDB Potatoes and managed by Fera – does not currently collect negative findings, information which is critical to the validation of the SMART blight forecasting service. The CHAP network will complement and extend the FAB network with potential for a closer integration of the two initiatives in future years, says CHAP.

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The risk of virus yellows infection in sugar beet is set to increase.

Following the vote by EU member states to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, Abby Kellett asks how the ban will affect sugar beet growers. rDevelopment of

resistant varieties key

FOLLOWING the partial neonicotinoid ban on flowering crops in 2013, the latest restriction, voted on earlier this year, will prevent the use of neonicotoids clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam on all outdoor crops. The European Commission has said the sale and supply of these actives will cease by September 19, with the sale, storage and use of seed treated with these neonicotinoids ending by December 19, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC). However, it is up to member states how they wish to implement the ban and some may go for an earlier date, says AIC head of crop protection Hazel Doonan. “For the moment we do not know what the UK position will be. Normally the UK is quite good at giving a grace period.” As such, Ms Doonan says she hopes growers will still be able to drill winter wheat treated with a neonicotinoid seed dressing this autumn, although this is not certain. Assuming UK growers are permitted to use the seed treatments for autumn drilling, the impact of the restriction is likely to be first seen in next season’s sugar beet crops. Given sugar beet’s dependence on clothianidin and thiamethoxam, there are concerns about the its future viability. In 2018, 99 per cent of UK sugar beet crops were protected with a neonicotinoid seed treatment, preventing yield losses of up to £51 million in a high-risk year, according to Dr Mark Stevens, lead scientist at the British Beet Research Organisation. 30 | JUNE 8 2018

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Sugar beet industry getting ready for neonicotinoids loss

He says: “The two neonicotinoids most commonly used by sugar beet growers are Bayer’s Poncho Beta and Syngenta’s Cruiser Force, which protect the sugar beet crop for up to 14 weeks.” The three main targets for the neonicotinoid seed treatments are virus-carrying aphids, the first generation of leaf miners, and soil pests, such as wireworm and the soil pest complex. While pyrethroids used to have activity against aphids, widespread resistance means there are now no foliar insecticides registered for use in sugar beet.

Concerns One of the main concerns post-neonicotinoids is the risk of virus yellows, a disease which is capable of reducing sugar beet yields by up to 49 per cent, says Dr Stevens. Because of the country’s maritime climate, he believes the whole of the UK sugar beet area would be at risk from virus yellows. “Because of all the mild winters we have experienced lately, I think we could have had 10 virus yellows epidemics in the last 15 years, if it was not for neonicotinoids.”

It is about trying to make sure growers remove potential sources of infection ahead of crop establishment DR MARK STEVENS Growers are reminded there are some agronomic measures they can take to reduce damage caused by aphids. Dr Stevens says: “It is about trying to make sure growers remove potential sources of infection ahead of crop establishment, anything which can harbour aphids and viruses, including sugar beet volunteers and brassicas which may form part of an overwinter cover.” Norfolk-based agronomist Robin Limb says: “In the absence of seed insecticide treatments, the best

line of defence is to establish the crop rapidly, thereby enabling it to outrun the threat of aphid attack. Some pyrethroid sprays are still available, but these are nonselective and will kill-off beneficial insects, such as lacewings, ladybirds, and hoverflies, which would otherwise have predated on aphids. “The establishment of ‘beetle bank’ strips could possibly generate an armoury of aphid predators to control their spread.” But the development of resistant varieties and new products will be important to secure the future of UK sugar beet production. Dr Stevens says: “Varietal resistance or tolerant varieties are going to be key going forward. The problem we have with virus yellows is we are not just dealing with one virus, we are dealing with three and there are no single major sources of resistance which can be easily bred into the varieties, so you are trying to stack minor genes together as well as trying to keep yield, sugar content and bolting resistance. “We are making progress but it will probably be five years before resistant varieties become commercially available.”

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French firm invests in ferric phosphate pellet production rUK leading the way

in market shift

AMID continuing uncertainty over the long-term future of slug pellet active metaldehyde, French manufacturer De Sangosse is investing €10 million (£8.75m) in its Agen plant in France. The investment will allow it to shift more easily and quickly between production of ferric phosphate and metaldehyde pellets. The firm shared details of the investment at a briefing at the plant, which supplies the UK market. Speaking at the briefing, Simon McMunn, De Sangosse commercial manager for the UK and Ireland highlighted the possibility of a limited label for metaldehyde going forward, continuing pressure on its use in ‘high risk’ areas in terms of movement into watercourses and a shift in the slug pellet market towards ferric phosphate, with the UK leading the way with respect to the latter.

Authorisations Metaldehyde has now received new authorisations for use in all EU

De Sangosse has seen a growing market for its ferric phosphate slug pellets.

Mr McMunn said: “A slug pellet is the only pesticide we apply in agriculture where we have to attract the target to the pesticide.” In formulating its ferric phosphate pellets De Sangosse screened 20 plant species for appeal to molluscs and tested 50 molecules on 180 baits before selecting two, to make the bait attractive.

member states bar the UK, where it has yet to achieve reapproval, said Mr McMunn. De Sangosse is a major supplier of slug pellets in the UK, where it markets TDS metaldehyde and Ironmax Pro ferric phosphate brands. The firm also highlighted the importance of pellet quality to successful slug control.

New farmland conservation course THE Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and BASIS Registration have designed a course for candidates to gain a pro-

fessional qualification in farmland conservation. Held at GWCT’s Allerton Project in Loddington, Leicestershire, the

three-day course is designed for those advising on cross-compliance, environmental management, conservation or stewardship options and shoot management.



A new conservation course is available from BASIS and GWCT.

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The course runs from Tuesday, June 26, to Thursday, June 28. Tuition is two-and-a-half days, with an examination by BASIS on the afternoon of the third day. Cost is £399 + VAT per person for the training, with lunch and refreshments included. The BASIS examination fee is a separate charge of £210 (VAT exempt). MORE INFORMATION The syllabus and information booklet are available at

Beet-specific inoculant offers large yield boost THE yield potential of sugar beet could be increased significantly by applying a new growth stimulant which supplies a crop-specific formulation of beneficial soil bacteria, according to plant research company PlantWorks and agronomy specialists ProCam. Applied through standard crop spraying equipment, the Smart Rotations 3 (SR3) Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) product was shown in field trials in Cambridgeshire in 2017 to produce a 33 per cent increase in sugar beet weight, with no reduction in extractable sugar content, it is claimed. Jamie Stotzka, head of the farming team at PlantWorks, explains: “Our research programme has identified the importance of selecting specific bacteria for different crop types and has shown that indistinct use of soil bacteria can be detrimental to crop performance. “In the case of SR3 PGPR for sugar beet, the formulation delivers on average 100 million beneficial bacteria for every plant. It performs by enhancing the soil microbial community, significantly increasing nutrient availability, improving plant health and ultimately yields.

Increase “In the field-scale trial in Cambridgeshire last year, the results clearly demonstrated the value of a crop-specific formulation, with the very significant increase in the weight of beet occurring without any loss of quality. The farm is treating most of the sugar beet crop this year.” SR3 is a two-part product comprising a sachet of PGPR suspended in liquid along with a one-litre bottle of bio-stimulant designed to feed the bacteria. Applied through standard crop spraying equipment it costs £20/hectare (£8/acre) and is available in 5ha (12 acres) units. The SR3 range is now available through ProCam. For sugar beet, it can be applied up to one month after sowing, with an additional application six weeks after the first being recommended for optimal results. Other products in the SR range include formulations for carrots and potatoes and onions and leeks. Products for wheat, oats and oilseed rape are scheduled for launch in 2019. JUNE 8 2018 | 31

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yngenta has linked up with Asda and Kings Crops to develop a new Green Headland Mixture. Aimed at potato and root crop growers, the cover crop can help trap and retain soil movement infield, it is claimed. Trials have shown the rooting acts to stabilise the soil surface and protect soils from damage by tractors and irrigation equipment throughout the growing operations. The inclusion of flowering species, such as vetch and phacelia, also provides pollen and nectar for pollinating species. Belinda Bailey, Syngenta environmental initiatives manager, says the idea for the mixture came from a discussion with Chris Brown, Asda agriculture manager, who recognised the headlands around potato crops were often left bare and thought it would be ‘good to capitalise on this opportunity’. Ms Bailey says: “We wanted to understand what these headlands could support for farm biodiversity, so we employed entomologist Paul Lee to survey the insects there using a sweep net and pit fall traps. In 2017, he counted 41,000 invertebrates from the six sites monitored during two sampling occasions.” The insects identified included 312 different species, of which 60 were identified as positive pollin-

Trials of the Green Headland Mixture for root vegetable growing show advantages for soil structure and retention, pollinators and predatory insects. Chloe Palmer reports.

Headland mix trials showing benefits for soils and insects

ators for crops and 113 were known to be predators or parasitoids which target crop pests during their life cycle. Surprisingly, few insect pests were found in the headland, according to Ms Bailey.

Virus Scientists at Syngenta believe the early results suggest there may be beneficial effects on the occurrence of potato virus disease. This is because aphids are the vector and they quickly lose the capability to transfer non-persistent viruses. So the green headland areas could potentially act as a barrier to re-

Green Headland Mixture facts n The Green Headland Mixture has been developed by Kings in partnership with Syngenta and has been trialled by growers producing potatoes and onions for Asda across six sites n The mix includes vetches, clover, buckwheat, phacelia, oil radish and berseem clover and costs £35/hectare (£14/acre) n Trials carried out by Syngenta

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and Kings Seeds showed the green headland mix generated 36 tonnes/ha (14.6t/acre) of green organic matter over summer and captured 106kg nitrogen/ha (43kg N/acre) over this period n The mixture should be established in early summer and can be left in the ground until autumn or until the following crop is established

duce disease spread into potato and vegetable crops. Initially the trials have focused on potato crops but the headland mixture has since been established on fields growing onions, and there are plans to try it on carrot crops. “We think this headland mixture will be especially important where root crops are grown on sloping land because we have picked up soil erosion on slopes as shallow as 3 per cent. The mixture contains deep-rooting species so helps soil structure and adds organic matter, improving the soil biology,” Ms Bailey explains. Richard Barnes, sales manager at Kings Seeds, describes the selection of species for inclusion in the mix. “The mix contains vetch, oil radish, buckwheat, phacelia and

We have found this mixture is particularly valuable for crops which are irrigated as it helps to intercept run-off RICHARD BARNES berseem clover because these species deliver ease of establishment and management and grow well

The Green Headland Mixture was planted alongside potatoes in the trial.

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The ash leaf furrow bee, thought to be extinct, was discovered in the trial.

over the summer months, providing a high volume of biomass,” he says. “We have found this mixture is particularly valuable for crops which are irrigated as it helps to intercept run-off. It can also be used to meet Ecological Focus Area requirements even if used for turning on occasionally when carrying out management operations or harvesting. “The mix has proved quite robust but where some structural diversity is created from driving on it, this can actually be beneficial for some insects which prefer a more open canopy or need some bare ground,” Mr Barnes says.

Erosion Richard Mann, of Mann Potatoes, is one of the growers who has been trialling the Green Headland Mixture. He grows about 405 hectares (1,000 acres) of potatoes and 100ha (250 acres) of onions on land along the coast from Suffolk to Essex on ‘blow away’ sandy soil. Mr Mann uses the mix wherever he feels there is a risk of soil erosion. “The mix grows really well and I think it definitely slows down any run-off or soil loss from fields. It is hardy and recovers well after vehicles have driven over it. I threw some sunflower seed in with the mixture as sunflowers look beautiful and are full of bees and butterflies when flowering. “After lightly cultivating the headland area I ran over it with a set of six-metre finger tine grass harrows with a mounted air seeder unit. I did not apply any fertiliser on

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declared extinct in 1987. As well as supporting a notable collection of insect species, Mr Mann hopes the headland mixture could play a role in supporting beneficial insects. “We also grow a small quantity of seed potatoes so I am going to try the mixture around areas of this crop to see if it can help control the potato virus as this is very problematic for us,” he adds.

The mixture contains deeprooting species so helps soil structure and adds organic matter, improving the soil biology


BELINDA BAILEY the headlands prior to establishment and there was no need to roll it after. I seeded a total of 6ha (15 acres) and it took about half a day.” Seeding timing is important, says Mr Mann, as there is a risk the seed will not germinate if it is seeded too early, when temperatures can fall dramatically. “I waited until the end of May when soil temperatures were 12-14degC. The potatoes were harvested in mid-September and the onions at the end of the month, but we left the headland in until November when we cultivated for the following crop. “The mix kept flowering into autumn and it only required one pass when we ploughed it in prior to establishing winter barley. The mixture continued to take moisture

out of the ground through autumn and the soil was much more workable than before so we were really impressed with it,” Mr Mann says. The invertebrate surveys on Mr Mann’s land revealed the presence of the rare ash leaf furrow bee which had previously been

Mr Mann is optimistic about the use of the green headland mix in the future, acknowledging he is quite strategic about where he places the headlands due to the cost of renting land for vegetables. “We are using the headland on the corners of fields and the areas which are not suitable for crop production. “We think the mixture is a winwin as it helps us return the land to the owner in better condition and in the right place. The mix is a great way of helping the environment while preventing soil erosion and water pollution.”

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Inter-breed beef and British Blonde champion, Doncome Madhu, a heifer from David and Sue Knight, Bristol.

Reserve inter-breed beef and Charolais champion, Balbithan Napoleon, from P. and J. Trim, Dorchester.

British Blondes return to Inter-breed sheep and Texel champion, a shearling ewe from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams, Shropshire.

rAyrshire named dairy

inter-breed champion

rSheep competition

won by Texel

By Hannah Noble BRITISH Blondes have been missing from the Royal Bath and West line-up for a number of years, but this year they returned with a vengeance, taking the supreme inter-breed championship.

Results Sheep

Inter-breed (Judge, A. Wright, Lanarkshire) Supreme, P. Tippetts and C. Williams (Texel); reserve, B. Roth (Suffolk). Any other continental (G. Thomas) Sup., A.J. Carter (Rouge de L’Ouest); res., D.J. Gwynne Partnership (Berrichon). Any other native longwool breed (S. Johns, Wrexham) Sup., S. Watts (Whiteface Dartmoor); res., S.D. Martyn (Border Leicester). Any other native shortwool breed (S. Farquhar, Ledbury) Sup., E. Russell (Shropshire); res., N. Durnford (Shropshire). Beltex (M. Jennings, Kendal) Sup., P. Tippetts and C. Williams; res., L. and V.Gregory. Black Welsh Mountain (C. Garn, Tunbridge Wells) Sup. and res. E.O. Williams. Blue Texel (R. Cooke, Abergavenny) Sup., P. Tippetts and C. Williams; res., D. and K. Thompson. Charollais (A. Davies, Llandeilo) Sup., R. Hopper; res., G.F. Burrough. Coloured Ryland (C. Jones, Gaerwen) Sup. and res. D. Smillie-Gray and S. Gray. Devon Closewool (R. Richards, South Molton) Sup., G.E. and E.J. Nicholls; res., D. Wallace. Devon and Cornwall Longwool (P. CoulterSmith, Launceston) Sup., R.E. and D. Snell; res., J.G. and S.J. Tanock. Dorset Down (J. Hebditch, Taunton) Sup., A. Gibbs; res., Burrough and Sons. Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset (A. Care, Helston) Sup., P. Brooks; res., R. Hole. Exmoor Horn (P. Delbridge, South Molton) Sup., M. Buckingham; res., C. Snell. Greyface Dartmoor (W.Neale, St Briavels) Sup. and female, res. and male, S. Champion. Hampshire Down (P. Kettle, Grantham) Sup., R.A.

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Rundle; res., D.C. and E.A. Ritchie and Halcrow. Jacob (L. Trumper, Abergavenny) Sup., and res., J. Leonard and Family. Kerry Hill (N.T.B. Radnor, Bucknell) Sup. and res., E.O. Williams. Lleyn (G. Adams, Truro) Sup., R. and G. Jones; res., S. Walters. North Country Cheviot (D. Bevan, Presteigne) Sup., J. Jordan; res., J. Williams. Ryeland (C. Jones, Gaerwyn) Sup. and male, D. Smillie-Gray and S. Gray; res and fem., G. Bowen. Scotch Blackface (T. Patterson, Crieff) Sup. and fem., J. Jordan; res. and male, P. Cornelius. Southdown (N. Page, Chichester) Sup., J. Long; res., M. Chilcott. Suffolk (K. Denby, Carlisle) Sup., and res., B. Roth. Texel (J. North, Settle) Sup., P. Tippetts and C. Williams; res., R. McLean. Zwartbles (R. Heigh, Lancaster) Sup., S. Inns; res., C. and C. Clark.

Beef Inter-breed (I. Green, Moray) Sup., D. Knight, Doncombe Madhu (British Blonde); res., P. and J. Trim and Son, Balbithan Napoleon (Charolais). Inter-breed pairs (I. Green) Sup., N. and L. Hill, Quaish Lucky and Keenaught Moose; res., M. and L. Parsons, Kingsbury Sovereign and Kingsbury Saffire. Aberdeen-Angus (J. Prince, Herefordshire) Sup. and female, A. Neish, Rodmead Pribaby T815; res. and male, Temple Farm, Temple Jupiter Eric; res. male, C.J. and J.M.L. Hutchings and Sons, Balgay Elfham R368; res. fem., C.J. and J.M.L. Hutchings and Sons, Kingsbrompton Evelyn Ross M. Beef Shorthorn (E. Mills, Gloucestershire) Sup. and male, G.H. Woollatt, Gupworthy Jupiter;

res. and fem., S. and G. Hunt, Sowerby Parks Nonpariel; res. male, S. and G. Hunt, Sowerby Parks Leonardo; res. fem., G.H. Woollatt, Gupworthy Lava. Belted Galloway (J.T.A. Hodge, Devon) Sup. and fem., M. Arbib, Howemill Mustang Sally; res. and res. fem., M. Arbib, Howemill Waterlilly. British Blonde (W. McElroy, County Down) Sup. and fem., D. Knight, Doncombe Madhu; res. and male, D. Knight, Doncombe Mulungu; res. male, D. Knight, Doncombe Nomad; res. fem., D. Knight, Doncombe Indka. British Blue (T. Bodily, Monmouthshire) Sup. and fem., J.N. and L.P. Dunn, Highridge Blues Magic Star; res. and male, J.N. and L.P. Dunn, Highridge Blues Mars; res. male, NewPole Livestock, NewPole Lorenzo; res. fem., M.D. and K.E. Lanfear, Woodston May Queen. British Charolais (A. Hornall, Stirlingshire) Sup. and male, P. and J. Trim and Son, Balbithan Napoleon; res. and fem., B. Stacey, Westcarse Iola; res. fem., P. and J. Trim and Son, Kingsbere Nina. British Limousin (D. McBeath, Stirlingshire) Sup. and fem., N. and L. Hill, Quaish Ivy; res. and res. fem., N. and L. Hill, Wilodge Larimar; male, N. and L. Hill, Keenaught Moose; res. male, N.and L. Hill, Quaish Nononsense. British Simmental (J. Arnold, Cheshire) Sup. and fem., S. and L. Blomfield, Sway Gorgeous Girl; res and male, S. and L. Blomfield, Sway Harlequin; res. male, S. and L. Blomfield, Sway Hector; res. fem., L. French, Chard Glitter. British White (S. Farquhar, Herefordshire) Sup. and fem., A. and R. Hamilton, Dallyashes Touch Me Not; res. and res. fem., J. Bennett, Dallyashes Throcking; male, E. Astbury, Marshbrook Mallows Pride; res. male, E. Astbury, Hillcroft Laurence 2. Devon (G.T. Phillips, Devon) Sup. and male, E. Roper, Forde Abbey Solomon; res. and fem., C.J

Doncombe Madhu, an in-calf heifer from David and Sue Knight, Bristol, beat its herdmate, reserve breed champion Doncombe Mulungu, to win the breed title and junior continental heifer championship before taking the inter-breed title. The January 2016-born heifer, by French bull Aramis, is in-calf to Doncombe Mulungu. After taking reserve champion at Devon Show last week, it will go on to compete at the National Blonde Show at the Royal Three Counties Show and at the Royal and J.M.L. Hutchings and Sons, Kingsbrompton Daisy Bell; res. male, Bagnell Farm Partners, Norton Vally Salamander; res. fem., Messrs Poad and Slee, Colesden Curly 21. Dexter (P. Martin, Kent) Sup. and fem., C. King, Northbrook Clair; res. and res. fem., J. Hunt, Saltaire Wizardess; male, C. King, Avalon Aristarchus; res. male, Mr and Mrs Chivers, Ballyloughan Edinburgh. Hereford (A. Massey, Lancashire) Sup. and male, M. Gray and L. Crowther, Buckenhill 1 Pirlo; res. and fem., S. Hartwright, Spartan 1 Plum; res. male, L. and L. Bowen, Bowendu I Del Boy; res. fem., L. and L. Bowen, Sky High I Danish Dream. Longhorn (R. Hartshorn, Shropshire) Sup. and fem., B. Facon, Gentons Qasim; res. and res. fem., D.A. Phillips, Etheridge Roany; male, D. Howden, Pointer Can Dance; res. male, B. Facon, Riverlands Ratty. South Devon (O. Rounsevell, Cornwall) Sup. and male, Mells Park Trust, Mells Park Isaac; res. and fem., Mells Park Trust, Mells Park Isadora; res. fem., R. Diamond, AI Shepton Buttercup 2. Any other native breed (R. Pascoe, Cornwall) Sup. and fem., C.J. and J.M.L. Hutchings and Sons, Barlaes Nancy 163 (Galloway); res. and fem., Oakley Murray Greys, Ashrose Beverley 33 (Murray Grey); male, R. and S. Grace, Beverley Regent (Lincoln Red). Commercial (I. Green, Moray) Sup., Whitehouse Farm Partnership, My Gracie; res., A. Hill, Headturner.

Dairy Inter-breed (R. Saxby, South Yorkshire) Sup., H. and M. Sayer and Son, Denmans Cracking Touch of Red (Ayshire); res., V.J. Norman, Perrins Minister Joyful 2 (Jersey). Ayshire (S. Williams, Pembrokeshire) Sup., H. and

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Inter-breed dairy and Ayrshire champion, Denmans Cracking Touch of Red, from H. and M. Sayer and Son, Bridgwater.

Reserve inter-breed dairy, Jersey champion and senior cow class winner, Perrins Minister Joyful 2, from Valerie Norman, Yeovil.

n to take inter-breed title Welsh Show later in the season. Reserve inter-breed was taken by Charolais champion Balbithan Napoleon, from P. and J. Trim, Dorchester, and shown by their son Ben. The yearling bull was bought from the Balbithan dispersal sale in October 2017 from A. White, Swanage.

Bull sales By Balthayock Hamish out of Balbithan Gilly, Napoleon will head back to the field to join the Kingsbere herd before selling at Stirling bull sales later in the year. M. Sayer and Son, Denmans Cracking Touch of Red; res., J. Cornish and Sons, Butterbesley Ultra Violet Violet. Guernsey (J. Warren, Cornwall) Sup., D.R. Gribble, Beechgroves Elinor 20; res., Messrs Sales and Barnes, Avalon Fernando Linda. Holstein (H. Wilson, Ceredigion) Sup. Panda Holsteins, Panda Heart of Gold Red; res., K. Evans, Normead Fever Helena. Jersey (M. Davis, Devon) Sup., V.J. Norman, Perrins Minister Joyful 2; res., L.J. Robertson, Olympic Tequila Milki. Any other breed (T. Osborne, Somerset) Sup., G.P. Norman and Son, Graval Blooming Barb 10 (Brown Swiss); res., Brymore Academy, Hook Ruby 52 (Dairy Shorthorn).

Pigs Inter-breed (K. Matthews, North Yorkshire) Sup., P.G. Snell, Sock Doreen 224 (Large Black); res., A.P. and P.C. Rose, Maddaford Boldstroke 4 (Duroc). British Lop (M. Todd, Devon) Sup. and fem., J. Collings, Liskeard Lulu 39; res. and male, C. Nicholas, Catrin Prince 5; res. male, C. Nicholas, Catrin Prince 6; res. fem., C. Nicholas, Norseman Thatcher. British Saddleback (N.J. Hargrave, North Yorkshire) Sup. and fem., M. Brown, Freestone Dinah 6; res. and male, A.P. and P.C. Rose, Prestcombe Golden Arrow 19; res. male, S. and D. Groves, Watchingwell Dominator 130; res. fem., I. and S. Lomas, Gauldenmanor Babble. Duroc/Hampshire/Pietrain (A. Overend, Co Londonderry) Sup. and male, A.P. and P.C. Rose, Maddaford Boldstroke 4; res. and fem., A.P. and P.C. Rose, Maddaford Nancy 47; res. male, A.P. and P.C. Rose, Maddaford Sveske 22; res. fem.,

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In the dairy ring, the interbreed title and exhibitor-bred championship was taken by Ayrshire champion Denmans Cracking Touch of Red, from H. and M. Sayer and Son, Bridgwater, and shown by their son, Jake. The fifth-calved cow, by Palmyra Tristar Burdette and out of homebred Denmans Panache Harmony, calved in March and is giving 50kg daily. It will go on to compete at the National Ayrshire Show at Dairy Day in September. Judge Richard Saxby, South Yorkshire, said: “She is an awesome A.P. and P.C. Rose, Maddaford Nancy 59. Gloucester Old Spot (A. Uglow, Devon) Sup. and male, C.A. Wills, Chilthorne Sambo 300; res. and fem., J. Dyke, Chilthorne Princess Mary 178; res. male, M. Smith, Cosscoombe Gerald 24; res. fem., A.C. Wills, Chilthorne Dahlia 310. Kune Kune (M. Todd, Devon) Sup., W. Sully, Quantock Sally 73; res., D. Stevens, Kinecroft Awakino 4. Large Black (B. Card, Dorset) Sup. and fem., P.G. Snell and Sons, Sock Doreen 224; res. and res. fem., A. Smith, Marzine Matilda 325; male, P.G. Snell and Sons, Sock Majestic Eagle 24; res. male, M. Naylor, Addison Malcolm. Large White (R.P. Brown, Lancashire) Sup. and fem., R.Emerson, Greenhill Farm Champion Lady 47A; res. and res. fem., P. Clark, Poppins Primrose; male, R. Emerson, Greenhill Farm King David 18A. Oxford Sandy and Black (A. Uglow, Devon) Sup. and fem., C.J. Sully, Quantockhills Cynthia 643; res. and res. fem., C.J. Sully, Buttsfarm Cynthia 245; male, M.F. and A. Case, Longash Alistair 20; res. male, M.F. and A. Case, Longash Jack 39. Tamworth (A.P. Rose, Somerset) Sup. and fem., A.J. Brown, Valstock Princess 861; res. and res. fem., A.J. Brown, Valstock Princess 2086; male, A.J. Brown, Valstock Golden Ball 1975; res. male, Rider Family, Lynchets Royal Standard 810. Any other modern breed (A. Overend, Co Londonderry) Sup. and fem., M. Brown, Sunrise Cordelia 8 (Landrace); res. and res. fem., A. Collings, Clowen Model 24 (Welsh); male, A.P. and P.C. Rose, Maddaford Royal Eros. Any other traditional breed (B. Card, Dorset) Sup. and fem., B. Merry, Pinehurst Alma Rose 14 (Middle White); res. and res. fem., D. Yates, Maxcroft Suzanne 17 (Berkshire); male, B. Merry, Pinehurst Rajah 5 (Middle White).

Reserve inter-breed sheep and Suffolk champion, a shearling ewe from Brandon Roth, Cornwall.

cow, everything I look for. Balanced and dairy, yet powerful, with great udder attachments. “The height of her rear udder and the veination, along with the style through her front end gave her the advantage over my reserve.”

Dairy reserve Taking the reserve title was the champion Jersey and senior cow class winner Perrins Minister Joyful 2, from Valerie Norman, Yeovil. By Select-Scott Minister, it is giving 31kg having had its fourth calf in February. Making its first show outing of the year at Royal Bath and West, it is set to compete at Yeovil and Melplash shows. A Texel shearling ewe from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams, Shropshire, took the inter-breed sheep championship after being named continental champion. This was the first competition of the year for the Eglur Yukon-sired shearling out of an Oldford ewe, shown by flock shepherd, Aled Groucott.

Taking reserve was the Suffolk champion, a shearling ewe from Brandon Roth, Redruth, Cornwall, which was reserve breed champion at Royal Bath and West in 2017. This was the first show of the year for the ewe by stock tup Ballynacannon Rattler, out of a Bacardi ewe, and it will go on to compete at the Royal Cornwall Show and Royal Three Counties. Two-year-old Large Black gilt Sock Doreen 224, from Martin Snell of P.G. Snell and Son, Yeovil, took the inter-breed pig title. Doreen 224 was one of 12 entries from the Sock herd to compete at this year’s show. The eight-monthold gilt was bred by the exhibitor and is by Glenariff Attempt out of the home-bred sow, Sock Doreen 203. Reserve was a Duroc boar, Maddaford Boldstroke 4, from A.P. and P.C. Rose, Chard, Somerset. The eight-month-old pig is by homebred boar, Maddaford Boldstroke 3 and out of a home-bred sow, Maddaford Nancy 57. JUNE 8 2018 | 35

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Inter-breed dairy and Holstein champion, Easthaugh Audrey 70, from Eddie Brigham and Designer Holsteins, Instonegate, Essex.

Reserve inter-breed dairy and any other dairy champion, Ayrshire Wigboro Wick Evolution Peggy, from John Smith, St Osyth, Essex.

Repeat successes in dairy and b rLincoln Red champion takes native title By Angela Calvert IT was the third dairy inter-breed win in a row at Suffolk Show for the Holstein champion Easthaugh Audrey 70. By Wyndford Amazement, the fifth calver is owned by breeder Eddie Brigham and Designer Holsteins, Instonegate, Essex, and is currently giving 60kg daily having calved in March. The judge, Robert Proctor, Thetford, said ‘it is a great cow which is very youthful after having five calves which is a great credit to the breed.’ Standing reserve was the any other breed champion, Wigboro Wick Evolution Peggy, a home-bred Ayrshire second calver from John Smith, who set up his own Ayrshire herd five years ago which runs alongside the family’s 180 Holsteins at St Osyth, Essex. Three weeks fresh, it is giving 45kg daily and goes to Royal Norfolk next.

It was another repeat performance in the beef rings where Burnbank Jenny, a four-year-old Limousin cow from Paul Barwood and Anita Padfield, Great Yarmouth, also took the supreme title at the show for the third year running. By Wilodge Fastrac, it has already been inter-breed champion at Nottinghamshire this season and was shown with its second calf by Ulm at foot. It was joined by its herd mate, the two-year-old Limousin bull Trueman Mozart, a Trueman Jagger son, to win the inter-breed pairs, and then by the same exhibitor’s Limousin heifer, Burnbank Natalie, to take the interbreed group of three. Wissington Nelson, a 16-month-old Charolais bull by Wissington Highflyer, which was any other breed champion, claimed the reserve beef interbreed rosette for John and Jenny Rix, Colchester. It was shown by stockman Darren Knox, whose heifer, Balbithan Nancy, joined it to take reserve interbreed pairs. The Lincoln Red champion, Yarn

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Inter-breed beef and Limousin champion, Burnbank Jenny, from Paul Barwood and Anita Padfield, Great Yarmouth.

Hill Vulcan, a two-year-old home-bred bull from Iken Hall Farms, Woodbridge, took the native title. The show hosted the South Devon National Championships, with the championship going to Philip Laity and his son, Oliver, who made the trip

from Cornwall with their home-bred 2014-born bull, Z Polkinghorne Bentley, a son of Carzise Bentley 2. Reserve was Connor Whitehead, Telford, with Z Eyton SAS Loita 10, a two-year-old heifer, by Hawkley SAS Intrepid.

South Devon champion, Z Polkinghorne Bentley, from Philip and Oliver Laity, Cornwall.

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Results Dairy

Inter-breed (Judge, R. Proctor, Thetford) Supreme, Designer Holsteins and E. Brigham, Easthaugh Audrey 70 (Holstein); reserve, J. Smith, Wigboro Wick Evolution Peggy (Ayrshire). Holstein (A. Birkle, Loughborough) Sup., Designer Holsteins and E. Brigham, Easthaugh Audrey 70; res., Smith Farms, Lodgekeymer Marjory. Jersey (A. Birkle) Sup., Moonshine Jerseys, Moonshine Glam Com Dance; res., C.B. Smith, Kinder Amity Primrose. Any other breed (A. Birkle) Sup., J. Smith, Wigboro Wick Evolution Peggy; res., Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses, Sharnford Morey Mint (Guernsey).


Red Poll champion, Hopeham Fauzie, from G.P. and S.J. Barnes, Tasburgh, Norfolk.

d beef rings In the sheep rings it was an interbreed win for Morley Maverick, a home-bred Hampshire Down shearling ram owned by Eleanor and Annabel Jones, Wymondham. Breed champion at the show last year as a lamb and a winner at the national show and sale last year, it was on its first outing this season and was shown by their father Andrew, as they were busy taking end of year exams.

Judge Inter-breed judge, Tom Stayt, Chipping Norton, said the ram was very correct, handled exceptionally well, had a very good skin and a tremendous backend for a native breed.

Reserve was the Charollais champion, a home-bred shearling ram from Carol and Geoff Watson’s Sulwood flock, Kettering. It was a double triumph for Hayley Lake, Dereham, in the pig inter-breed taking champion and reserve. Supreme went to her fiveyear-old British Lop sow, Bezurrell Actress 317, bred by Giles Eustace which is in-pig with its eighth litter. Reserve was her July 2017-born home-bred British Saddleback gilt, Blacksmiths Dinah. All six of the commercial pig classes were won by Pietrain crosses from Peter Mortimer who runs 120 sows at Metfield, Norfolk. Inter-breed sheep and Hampshire Down champion, Morley Maverick, from Eleanor and Annabel Jones, Wymondham.

Reserve interbreed sheep and Charollais champion, from Carol and Geoff Watson, Kettering.

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Inter-breed (M. Read, Horncastle) Sup., Barwood and Padfield, Burnbank Jenny (Limousin); res., J. and J. Rix, Wissington Nelson (Charolais). Dexter (F. Thomson, Bracknell) Sup. and male, K. and L. James, Sedgefern Black Prince; res. and fem., K. and L. James, Sedgefern Magnolia; res. male, R. Creighton, Endway Boy; res. fem., J. Angel, Seraphine Pandora. Red Poll (S.A.S. Mahon, Norwich) Sup. and male, G.P. and S.J. Barnes, Hopeham Fauzie; res. and fem., V.J. Getty, Lavenham Brook Kirstie; res. male, G.P. and S.J. Barnes, Hopeham Gusto; res. fem., V.J. Getty, Lavenham Brook Starlight. Aberdeen-Angus (O. Tunney, Northwich) Sup. and fem., Shadwell Estate Co, Shadwell Red Fleur T938; res. and res. fem., Shadwell Estate Co, Shadwell Jayne Erica L506; male, Park Wall Aberdeen-Angus, Park Wall Peter Pan T005; res. male, Overbury Hall Angus, Overbury Hall Peregrine. Hereford (E.N. Thorne, Milford Haven) Sup. and fem., P.R.J. and L.R. Vincent, Pulham 1 Starlet 7; res. and male, P.R.J. and L.R. Vincent, Pulham Providence; res. fem., C. Bidmead, Rockland Tiara P4; res. male, GW Farms, Admiral 1 Dell Plum. Highland (D. Rowbottom, Grantham) Sup. and fem., G.J.H. and I.E.A. Rainey, Donella Ruadh of April; res. and male, G.J.H. and I.E.A. Rainey, Logan of April; res. fem., G.J.H. and I.E.A. Rainey, Isal 1 of April. Lincoln Red (C. Mylius, Newport-on-Tay) Sup. and male, Iken Hall Farms, Yarn Hill Vulcan; res. and fem., A.W.J. and E.L. Bainbridge, Hobart Lobelia; res. male, Iken Hall Farms, Yarn Hill Wellard; res. fem., J. and S. Loveday, Polly. Longhorn (A. Blockley, Bradford) Sup. and fem., A.K. Clark and Sons, Trelawny Quincy; res. and res. fem., S.E. Coleman, Chalkney Quirky; male, T. and S. Farms, Colne Valley Jupiter. South Devon (M.R. Rowe, Liskeard) Sup. and male, Laity Farms, Z Polkinghorne Bentley; res. and fem., C. Whitehead, Z Eyton SAS Lolita; res. male, Roden Livestock, Z Eyton SAS Leo 1; res. fem., M.E. and T.E. Broome, Welland Valley Claudia 9. Limousin (J. Watson, Berwick-on-Tweed) Sup. and fem., Barwood and Padfield, Burnbank Jenny; res. and res. fem., W.J. and M. Mash, Brockhurst Lucy; male, Barwood and Padfield, Trueman Mozart. British Simmental (J.M. Wightman, Stirling) Sup. and fem., D.A. and L.A. Sapsed, Heathbrow Gypsy Rose; res. and male, D.A. and L.A. Sapsed, Heathbrow Imperial; res. fem., D.A. and L.A. Sapsed, Heathbrow Girlie’s Ivy; res. male, L.J. and E.L. Dowley, Theberton Genesis 15. Any other pure breed (O. Tunney) Sup. and male, Wissington Charolais, Wissington Nelson (Charolais); res. and fem., D. Knox, Balbithan Nancy (Charolais); res. male, Barwood and Padfield, Bedgebury Legend (British Blue); res., fem., Chandler and Dunn, Snowdrop 137 of Goldstone (Sussex). Commercial (J. Ludgate, Thame) Sup., T.A. and L.C. Lyon, Ayana; res., T.A. and L.C. Lyon, Midnight.

Sheep Inter-breed (T. Stayt, Chipping Norton) E. and A. Jones (Hampshire Down); res. C. and G. Watson (Charollais). Suffolk (D. Rossiter, Kingsbridge) Sup. and male and res. male, T. Stocking; res. and fem., R. Partridge and Son; res. fem., G. and E. Beddie. Coloured Ryeland (T. Bradbury, Narberth) Sup., K. Dolden; res., J. Stone. Hampshire Down (H. Robinson, Donaghadee) Sup., E. and A. Jones; res., D. Middleditch and Son. Jacob (G.A. Jones, Stockbridge) Sup. and fem. and res. and res. fem., A.R. and J. Smith; male and res. male, C.A. Coe and Son. Norfolk Horn (D. Whybrow, Letchworth) Sup. and fem., E. and S. Clover; res. and male and res. male, Catfield Hall; res. fem., D. Layt. Southdown (S.J. Crook, Brant Broughton) Sup., E.J. Cresswell; res., Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer. Wensleydale (J. McHardy, Cupar) Sup. and fem., C.A. Coe and Son, res. and male, and res. male; res. fem., S. Holdich. Other longwool breeds (J. Hampstead, Boston) Sup. and male and res. and fem., C. Sander (Leicester Longwool); res. male, F.R.L. Byatt (Teeswater); res. fem., A. Allen (Romney). Other down breeds (S. Driver, Glossop) Sup. and fem., res. and male and res. fem., B. Lugsden (Dorset Down); res. male, J.H. Kemball (Dorset Horn). Other native breeds (J. Geldard, Kendal) Sup. and male and res. fem., B. Lugsden (Border Leicester); res., and fem. and res. male, Whitehead Sisters (Lleyn). Charollais (J. Geldard) Sup. and res. C.J. and G.C. Watson. Texel (S. Rawlings, Colchester) Sup., T. and J. Prentice; res., S. Cobbald. Other continental breeds (S. Driver) Sup., J. McInnes Skinner, Millennium Bleu; res., R. and R. Sharp (Beltex). Butchers’ lambs (J. Ludgate, Thame) Sup., R. Spry (Charollais); res. J. McInnes Skinner (Millennium Bleu).

Pigs Inter-breed (C. Impey, Tonyrefail) Sup., and sup. white breed, H. Lake, Bezurrell Actress 317 (British Lop); res. and sup. coloured breed, H. Lake, Blacksmiths Dinah (British Saddleback); res. white, T. Cook, Portbredy Maple Leaf 3867 (Large White); res. coloured, P.E. Churchyard and Son., Breckles Majestic Eagle 4 (Large Black). Breed classes (A. Warriner, York) Large Black, Sup., P.E. Churchyard and Son, Breckles Majestic Eagle 4; res., D. Cullington, Broccwood Princess. Gloucester Old Spot, Sup., Mr and Mrs Glockling, Millfields Josephine 255; res., T. Cook, Millfields Rufus 248. Oxford Sandy and Black, Sup., K. Cullington, Broccwood Dandy 9; Barley Fen Crafts, Tan Alison 13. Berkshire, Sup., Mr and Mrs Glockling, Tentrees Suzanne 313; res., M. Keymer, Tentrees Ambassador 316. Hampshire, Sup., M.J. Kiddy and Son, Balsham Precious 20; res., M.J. Kiddy and Son, Balsham First Turn. British Saddleback, Sup., H. Lake, Blacksmiths Dinah. British Lop, Sup., H. Lake, Bezurrell Actress 317; res., H. Lake, Broadland Harmony 2. Middle White, Sup., M.J. Kiddy and Son, Solitaire Woodlands Lady; res., M.J. Kiddy and Son, Solitaire Mischief. Large White, Sup., T. Cook, Portbredy Maple Leaf 3867; T. Cook, Portbredy Primrose 4632. Welsh, Sup., Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer, Offham Theresa 24; res., D. Finch, Siskin Theresa.

Inter-breed pig and British Lop champion, Bezurrell Actress 317, from Hayley Lake, Dereham.

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Inter-breed sheep and Southdown champion, a shearling ewe from Chris and Dave Rhead, Leek.

Reserve interbreed sheep and Blue Texel champion, a ewe from Cameron Cormack and Gaynor McDowell, Billesdon.

Home-bred Southdown takes supreme title at Staffordshire rIn-calf Simmental

leads beef inter-breed By Katie Jones A HOME-bred Southdown shearling ewe from Chris and Dave Rhead, Leek, took the overall sheep title at Staffordshire County Show in what is the Rheads 25th year of keeping Southdowns. The ewe, which was unbeaten when shown as a ewe lamb, is part of the Rhead’s 35-strong flock and was reserve breed champion at the recent Shropshire County Show. This marked the best result to date for the Rheads, who, in the past, have won the inter-breed group of three title at the show. Their Southdowns will next be heading to the Royal Three Counties and Royal Cheshire shows. The inter-breed judge, Tim Ward, Montgomery, described his winner as a ‘proper Southdown’ with ‘meat where it should be’. He tapped out a Blue Texel aged ewe from Cameron Cormack and

Gaynor McDowell, Billesdon, Leicester, as reserve. The ewe, Cleenagh Ying Yang, was bought as a ewe lamb from the Cleenagh flock owned by L.A. Richardson and Son, Co Fermanagh. It is actually by a tup bred by Cormack and McDowell, CJ’s Will-i-am, which was sold to the Richardson family in 2013.

Pig title Fresh from inter-breed success at the recent Devon County Show, Malcolm Hicks, Coventry, took the overall pig title with a Gloucester Old Spot. It was a different pig to his Devon victor though, this time a July 2017-born gilt, Windmill Princess 60. Reserve was a Middle White gilt, Eaves Yootha 24, from Michael Paddock, Staffordshire, and shown by daughter Emily. This one was also at Devon County Show, where it took the breed title. The Paddock family also took home the rosette for best Welsh pig with a 2016-born sow, Eaves Impish 3. The beef section was headed by a Simmental, Kennox Diva’s Gena, from David Donnelly, Ashbourne, Derby-

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shire. It was shown in-calf and with its first calf at foot; a bull called Atlow I’m Twiggy by Atlow Dixon. The Simmental was breed champion at last month’s Nottinghamshire County Show and will next head to the Great Yorkshire for Mr Donnelly who runs 10 Simmental cows as a hobby alongside a business specialising in the preservation of old buildings. Beef inter-breed runner-up was the March 2016-born Charolais heifer Dooley Marriot from David Thornley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire. It will also be heading to the Great Yorkshire. In the dairy lines the overall winner

was a Jersey second calver, Fourcrosses Tequila Celandine Poppy, from the Wright family, Tixall, Stafford. It was reserve overall at Shropshire and will next head to Newport. The judge, Paul Harrison, Northumberland, said he was impressed with his champion’s width through its chest and fore udder attachment. Runner-up was a Holstein third calver, Wyndford Artes Wendy, from T. Smith and Sons, who milk 400 Holsteins at Hinckley, Leicestershire. Calved in November, it was shown giving 60kg, on its first show outing of 2018. Inter-breed pig and Gloucester Old Spot champion, Windmill Princess 60, from Malcolm Hicks, Coventry.

Reserve inter-breed dairy and Holstein champion, Wyndford Artes Wendy, from T. Smith and Sons, Hinckley.

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Inter-breed (Judge, P. Harrison, Northumberland) Supreme, M.E. and A.W. Wright, Fourcrosses Tequila Celandine Poppy (Jersey); reserve, T. Smith and Sons, Wyndford Artes Wendy (Holstein). Virtual black and white classes (S. Hassall, Hassel Bros Auctioneers) Sup., N.J. Summerfield, Summerfields Skipper Dude; res., R. Brown. Holstein (D. Booth, Lancaster) Sup., T. Smith and Sons, Wyndford Artes Wendy; res., J. Manning, Wyndford Appleman Betty. Dairy Shorthorn (T. Moscrop, Carlisle) Sup., R. Kite, Cotonhall Alfie Nellie; res., R. Kite, Cotonhall Maurice. Jersey (M. Davis, Devon) Sup., M.E. and A.W. Wright, Fourcrosses Tequila Celandine Poppy; res., M.E. and A.W. Wright, Fourcrosses Excitation Pine.


Inter-breed beef and Simmental champion, Kennox Diva’s Gena, from David Donnelly, Ashbourne, shown in-calf and with its first calf at foot.

Reserve inter-breed beef and Charolais champion, Dooley Marriot, from David Thornley, Swadlincote.

Beef Expo reserve supreme and male RESERVE inter-breed champion at Beef Expo went to Phil and Sharon Sellers, Lincoln, with their Limousin heifer, She’s a Diva, which also took the reserve female championship.

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Inter-breed, Supreme, Messers Elmes (Holstein); reserve, L.J. Robertson (Jersey). Dairy Shorthorn, Sup., M.J. Chilcott, Lyndale Gay Jules; res., M.J. Chilcott, Lyndale Hurricane. Guernsey, Sup., N.K. Sales and L. Barnes. Jersey, Sup., L.J. Robertson, Haughton Tequila Viva La Vida; res., L.J. Robertson, Haughton Olympic Tequila Milki. Holstein, Sup., Messrs Elmes, Swallowdale Trump Bluebell; D. and A. Mead, Ashlea Atwood Lavender. Any other breed, Sup., L. Rockett and T. Marshall, Greenway Blue Moon.

Beef Inter-breed, Sup., N. and L. Hill (British Limousin). Dexter, Sup., C. Sealey, Furlong Elizabeth; res., P. Weaver, Stidcot Madeline. Aberdeen-Angus, Sup., K. Westaway, Oakchurch Duchess; res., S. Hart, Elmview Rosielee. Hereford, Sup., L. and L. Bowen, Dendor Jennefer 19; res., L. and L. Bowen, Bowendu I Del Boy. Beef Shorthorn, Sup., F. Baird, Charlesbury Mr Mackai; res., R. Alvis, Swinbrook Lovely Katie. Devon Red Ruby, Sup., T. Priday, Norton Valley Salamander; res., M. and L. Parsons, Kingsbury Sovereign. Belted Galloway, Sup., D.J. Galloway, Marston Magical Mystery; res., D. and J. Galloway, Marstone CJ Duchess.

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The male championship title went to Melanie and Michael Alford, Devon, with the Limousin cross steer No Likey and reserve male to Messrs Wilkinson and Marwood, Leyburn, with Marley.

Any other pure native, Sup., J.A. Hopkins, Delhorn Ruby Buttercup 4; res., L. Bousfield, Titus First Earl of Sweetbriar. British Limousin, Sup., N. and L. Hill, Wilodge Larimar; res., N. and L. Hill, Keenaught Moose. British Simmental, Sup., L.J. and A.J. Curry, Killiworgie Hope; res., L.J. and A.J. Curry, Winford Vogue 11. British Blue, Sup., J.A. Hopkins, Delhorn Monster; res., R. Millichap, Rhymil Millionaire. Any other continental, Sup., T. and K. Bodily, Teme Nicegirly.

Pigs Inter-breed, Sup., J. Sims; res., J. Newth. Traditional breed, Sup., J. Sims, Ampneyknowle Princess Freda 33; res., J. Newth (Saddleback). Modern breed, Sup., J. Newth.

Sheep Inter breed, Sup., A.J. Carter; res., A.P. and O.T. James. Texel Sup., G.E. Helyer; res., M. Fear. Charollais, Sup., A.P. and O.T. James; res., J. Harding. Any other breed or continental cross, Sup., A.P. and O.T. James; res., J. Harding. Suffolk, Sup., S. Pierce; res., P. Brooks. Jacob, Sup., J. Leonard; res., K. Morish and D. Gaden. Dorset, Hampshire, Oxford, Shropshire and South Down, Sup., H. Stamp; res., L. Hext. Kerry Hill, Sup., K. Esler; res., M.R. Thomas and D.P. Bevan.

Inter-breed (G. Young, Lincolnshire) Sup., D. Donnelly, Kennox Diva’s Gena (Simmental); res., D. Thornley, Dooley Marriot (Charolais). Inter-breed native (G. Young) Sup., N. Griffiths, Grifford 1 Neddard (Hereford); res., R. Wain, Lily of the Rose (Highland). Hereford (B. Rimmer, Lancashire) Sup. and male, N. Griffiths, Grifford 1 Neddard; res. and female, Messrs Spooner, Clipston Pansy; res. male, Messrs Spooner, Moyclare Malcolm; res. fem., Messrs Spooner, Dieulacresse Dowager 31. British Charolais (P. Maher, Gloucester) Sup. and fem., D. Thornley, Dooley Marriot; res. and male, D. Thornley, Dooley Nemo; res. fem., A.O. Taylor, Brinsley Leana; res. male, W. Hamplett, Booden Nero. Simmental (J. Kimber, Wiltshire) Sup. and fem., D. Donnelly, Kennox Diva’s Gena; res. and res. fem., Storersmith Simmentals, Storersmith Iridessa; male, Storersmith Simmentals, Storersmith Infrared; res. male, J. Mee, Lancelot Isaac. Limousin (W. Bedell, Powys) Sup. and fem., E. Sims, Simse Ingred; res. and male, J. Hargreaves, Heackyhall Nemo; res. fem., C.R. Darlington, Berisford Dale Isabelle; res. male, W. Hamplett, Booden Maverick. British Blue (J.G. Brindley, Shropshire) Sup. and fem., T.J. and E.A. Richardson, Sunnyside Heather; res. and res. fem., W. Jones, Tanat Lola; male M., J. and D. Madders and S. Johnson, Ingestre Legand; res. male, K. Allen, Woodseat Max. Highland (D. Greenhaugh, Cheshire) Sup. and fem., R. Wain, Lily of the Rose; res. and male, P. Yates, Bruno; res. fem., S. Leighton, Daffodil Gruagach of Headline; res. male, C. and L. Bennett, Sebastion of Moorside. Dexter (A. Hamlett, Somerset) Sup., L. and J. Horton, Migh Malachyboy; res., P. Weaver, Mercer Sun Flower. Any other breed (J.G. Brindley, Shropshire) Sup., L. Foxwell, Rhyddid Wenol (Welsh Black); res., E. Trueman, Roundhill Lenny (Beef Shorthorn).

Sheep Inter-breed (T. Ward, Montgomery) Sup., C. and D. Rhead (Southdown); res., C. Cormack and G. McDowell (Blue Texel). Group of three (T. Ward) Sup., P. Johnson (Texel); res., T.R. Evans (Kerry Hill). Suffolk (J. Eggleston, Loughborough) Sup., H. Tuner; res., K. O’Donoghue. Texel (R. Cartledge, Derbyshire) Sup. and res., P. Johnson.

Greyfaced Dartmoor, Sup., C. Nugent; res., R. Gatrill. Primitive breed, Sup., B. Coventry (Hebridean); res., L. Williams and D. Race (Shetland). Rare and minority breed, Sup., M.R. Thomas and D.P. Bevan; res., J. Gamblin.

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Inter-breed Sup., Mudd and Bentley (British Blue); res., J.P. and S.M. Cooper (Limousin). Blonde (P. Weightman, Peterlee) Sup., L. Corner; res., G.C. Raper. British Blue (N. Slack, Penrith) Sup., Mudd and Bentley; res., J.L. Marks. Limousin (R. Priestley, Brampton) Sup., J.M. and S.P. Cooper; res., J. Marks. Hereford (G. Shepherd, Preston) Sup., H. Whittaker; res., H. Whittaker. Any other native (M. Severn, Halifax) Sup., J. Foster. Any other continental breed (M. Grayshon, Newton Le Willows) Sup., L. Rodney; res., G. Bentham.

Dairy Inter-breed, Sup., A. Lawson and Son (Holstein); res., I.R.G. Collins and Partners (Dairy Shorthorn). Dairy Shorthorn (D. Price-Jones, Wrexham) Sup. and res., I.R.G. Collins and Partners. Holstein (B. Moorhouse, Bell Busk) Sup., A. Lawson and Son; res., R. and E. Butterfield. Jersey (S. Pye) Sup., D. Jones; res., E.G. Armitage.

Charollais (C. Sercombe, Melton Mowbray) Sup., P. Tait; res., R.S. and J.A. Gregory. Shropshire (C. Harding, Nuneaton) Sup., A. Harvey; res., J. and R. Hares. Beltex (L. Hewitt, Chester) Sup., H.C. Jewitt; res., A.J. and J.C. Neachell. Border Leicester (R. Whitcombe, Hampshire) Sup., R.A. George; res., S. Wilson. Blue Texel (N. Smith, Gloucestershire) Sup., C. Cormack and G. McDowell; res., H. Heath. Any other pure native breed (J. Eggleston) Sup., G. McDowell; no res. Any other continental breed (J. Eggleston) Sup., P. Tait (Bleu Du Maine); res., P. Tait (Rouge). Any other rare and minority breed (C. Muddiman, Northamptonshire) Sup., N. and P. Hodkinson (Wensleydale); res., J. Holrody (Hill Radnor). Primitive breed (M. Duce, Berkshire) Sup., H.V. Brewis (North Ronaldsay); res., M. and V. Beesley (Boreray). Hebridean (R. Peace, Herefordshire) Sup., V.C.K. Mason; res., E. and L. Lambert. Jacob (L. Partridge, Worcestershire) Sup., Mr and Mrs B.C. Stanley; res., Haworth family. Ryeland (W.M. Flintoff, Yorkshire) Sup., T. and G. Glover; res., A., G. and M. Pink. Coloured Ryeland (J. Donovan, Carmarthenshire) Sup., B. Summerfield; res., K. Turnbull. Southdown (C. Brown, Devon) Sup., C. and D. Rhead; res., P., S. and R. Gamble and Son. Kerry Hill (G. Davies, Shropshire) Sup., R.F. Price; res., T.R. Evans. Portland (Mr Dymond, Coventry) Sup., M. Madders and S. Johnson; res., P. Robarts.

Pigs Inter-breed (P.M. Horsley, York) Sup., M.V. Hicks and Sons, Windmill Princess 60 (Gloucester Old Spot); res., M. Paddock, Eaves Yootha 24 (Middle White). Welsh (J.J. Newth, Somerset) Sup., M. Paddock, Eaves Impish 3; res., G. Bemand, Leystersspring Wakeful 12. Any pure modern breed (J.J. Newth) Sup., Knaggs Farriery Services, Littleowls Hulk (Duroc)p; res., S. Roberts and J. Fairclough, Rasinhall Anna II (Hampshire). Landrace (J.J. Newth) Sup., S. and E. Ashcroft, Langrove Bessie; res., K. and B. Arden, Goosetree Vega 8. Pietrain (J.J. Newth) Sup., S. Roberts and J. Fairclough; res., Mr and Mrs P. Foster, Twindale Joe 2. Large White (J.J. Newth) Sup., D. Fieldhouse, Calcaria Maple 4; res., Beck and Son, Panorama Gul. Middle White (C. Bull, Sussex) Sup., M. Paddock, Eaves Yootha 24; res., M. Paddock. British Saddleback (C. Bull) Sup., N. Giles and S.A. Pawson, Tudor Molly 8; no res. Gloucester Old Spot (C. Bull) Sup., M.V. Hicks and Sons, Windmill Princess 60; res., M.V. Hicks and Sons, Windmill Gerald 48. Large Black (C. Bull) Sup., J. Holroyd, Addison Matilda 11; res., J. Holroyd, Addison Martha 10. Berkshire (C. Bull) Sup., C.L. and R.L. Holtom, Spring Namatjira; res., C. Hudson, Maerose Excelsa. Any other pure traditional breed (C. Bull) Sup., S. Roberts and J. Fairclough, Raisinghall Yorkshireman (Tamworth); res., A. Pawson, Tudor Thatcher 2 (British Lop). Oxford Sandy and Black (C. Bull) Sup., I. Lawrence, Oldlands Iris 5; res., I Lawrence, Oldlands Gloria 8.

Sheep Inter-breed (M. Watkinson, Sessay) Sup., J.K. Wilson (Bluefaced Leicester); res., A. Fisher (Teeswater). Any other pure breed (J. Wood, Trawdon) Sup., R. and H. Wood (Millenium Bleu); res., D. Coupland (Oxford Down). Zwartbles (F. Brown, Barnard Castle) Sup., R.J. Heigh’s; res., M. Preston. Swaledale (J. Cowperthwaite, Settle) Sup., J.H. Ryder and Son; res., J.K. Wilson and Son. Beltex (K. Shuttleworth, Gargrave) Sup., A. Barrett; res., S. Asquith. Bluefaced Leicester (N.A. Busby, Marrick) Sup., J. K. Wilson; res., F.R.A. Caton. Mule (N.A. Busby, Marrick) Sup., M. and B. Allen; res., M. and B. Allen. Dalesbred (R. Lambert, Askrigg) Sup., J.H. Ryder and Son; res., J.M. Wilson. Teeswater (S. Wilson, Marwood) A. Fisher; res., J. and A. Pennell. Masham (S. Wilson) M. and B. Allen; res., K.A. Liddle. Wensleydale (S. Wilson) Sup., A. Fisher; res., Mr and Mrs Hodkinson. Charollais (S. Pickthall, Ullock) Sup., S. and J. Hobson; res., S. Tindall. Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset (E. Pocock, Bisham) Sup., A. Steff; res., S. M. and J.E. Gray. Jacob (B. Palmer, Clitheroe) Sup., C. Richardson; res., Fenton and Fozzard. Suffolk (J. Midgley, Kirby Underdale) Sup., M. Brown; res., J. Lawn. Texel (W. Holden) Sup., M. Crabtree; res., T. and A. Smith.

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Inter-breed beef and Beef Shorthorn champion, heifer Podehole Tessa Kerboodle, from Harry Horrell, Peterborough.

Reserve inter-breed beef and any other continental champion, Limousin bull Trueman Mozart, from Paul Barwood and Anita Padfield.

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sheep inter-breed title By Hannah Noble THE Podehole herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle made it two consecutive years in the top spot at Rutland Show, taking the inter-breed championship once again, this time with their home-bred heifer Podehole Tessa Kerboodle. Fresh from taking the breed championship at Woodhall Spa Country Show, the two-year-old, from Harry Horrell, Peterborough, stood as breed champion, before being tapped out as inter-breed champion by judge, David Tomlinson, Carlisle. By home-bred stock bull Podehole Fandango and out of the home-bred cow Podehole Tessa Yokel, the heifer will go on to compete at the Royal Highland and Great Yorkshire shows later in the season.

Results Cattle

Inter-breed (Judge D. Tomlinson, Carlisle) Supreme, H. Horrell, Podehole Tessa Kerboodle (Beef Shorthorn); reserve, Barwood and Padfield, Trueman Mozart (Limousin). Native inter-breed (D. Tomlinson, Carlisle) Sup., H. Horrell, Podehole Tessa Kerboodle (Beef Shorthorn); res., R. and V. Burton, Riverlands Quinine (Longhorn). Continental inter-breed (D. Tomlinson, Carlisle) Sup., Barwood and Padfield, Trueman Mozart (Limousin); res., Barwood and Padfield, Burnbank Jenny (Limousin). Highland (M. Holmes, Shropshire) Sup. and junior, G.J.H. Rainey, Logan of April; res. and res. jun., Michael Burgess, Koringh 3 of Northwaite. Beef Shorthorn (M. Holmes, Shropshire) Sup., H. Horrell, Podehole Tessa Kerboodle; res.,

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The Horrells also won Shorthorn junior champion with their threeyear-old bull, Podehole Lincoln. Reserve inter-breed champion was awarded to the any other continental breed champion, a twoyear-old Limousin bull, Trueman Mozart, from Paul Barwood and Anita Padfield, Great Yarmouth. The Trueman Jagger son had already won the male champion title at Suffolk Show, beaten by its herdmate Burnbank Jenny which went on to win the supreme title, however, roles were reversed at Rutland as Mozart beat Jenny to qualify for the inter-breed line-up.

The Hereford junior champion took reserve inter-breed junior champion, a 16-month-old heifer from Dan Fabb, Cambridgeshire, Fabb 1 Pacie, by Moeskaer Pacman. In the sheep ring, the inter-breed title was taken by the Southdown champion, a shearling ram from Amy Redhead-Higgin’s 30-strong Sutherland flock in East Suffolk. The home-bred ram is by Ridings Adonis, a Ridings ram bought from Messrs Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer, out of a home-bred ewe. It

Inter-breed sheep and Southdown champion, a shearling ram from Amy RedheadHiggin, East Suffolk.

Junior beef The junior beef championship was dominated by native breeds. The top spot was taken by a yearling Lincoln Red bull from Emma Benge, Louth. Sudbrooke Whisky Mac, a Brackenhurst Ranger son, had previously stood as male champion at Newark and also took the inter-breed beef title at Woodhall Spa. H. Horrell, Podehole Tessa Hollyhock; jun., H. Horrell, Podehole Lincoln; res. jun., H. Horrell, Podehole Irene Lilac. Dexter (V. Schofield, Cumbria) Sup., Atterbury Family, Stowfield Millie; res., P. Weever, Migh Rachel. Longhorn (L. Burditt, Nottinghamshire) Sup., R. and V. Burton, Riverlands Quinine; res. and jun., R. and V. Burton, Riverlands Radagast; res. jun., R. and V. Hopkinson, Briar Mead Ring O Roses. Hereford (C. Jones, Warwickshire) Sup., Newtoncroft Farms, Newtoncroft 1 Bluebell 310; res. and jun., D. Fabb, Fabb 1 Pacie; res. jun., J.W. and R. Johnson, Real 1 Molly. Lincoln Red (A.J. Wilson, Lincolnshire) Sup., E. Middleton, Donnington Jessie V8; res. and jun., E. Benge, Sudbrooke Whisky Mac; res. jun., E. Benge, Auchmacoy Biance W 410. Any other pure native breed (L. Burditt, Nottinghamshire) Burgess and Smith, Blackthorn

has already been successful on the show circuit this year, winning breed champion at Newark, and will go on to compete at Lincoln and Norfolk shows. A three-year-old Blue Texel ewe took the reserve inter-breed title, bred by Charles Sercombe, Melton Mowbray, and shown by his daughter Grace. The ewe, by a Tomzant ram and out of a bought-in ewe, is one of 30 breeding females owned by the family. It will go on to compete at Lincoln Show.

Tinker (Belted Galloway); res., B. Bains, Brook Willow Sophia 4 (Ruby Red Devon); jun. Burgess and Smith, Blackthorne Unique (Belted Galloway). Any pure continental breed (J. Kimber, Wiltshire) Sup., Barwood and Padfield, Trueman Mozart (Limousin); res., Barwood and Padfield, Burnbank Jenny (Limousin); jun., Calverton Noelle, Fountaine (Limousin); res. jun., C. Fox, Manor Lane Look at Me (Salers). Commercial beef (A. Brown, Northants) Sup., J.K. Beckitt and Son, Black Jack; res., Fountaine, Jazzy Girl.

Sheep Inter-breed (W. McCurdie, Warwickshire) Sup., Amy Redhead-Higgins (Southdown); res., C. Sercombe (Blue Texel). Suffolk (R. Laurence, Devon) Sup., G. Beddie; res., D. Inman. Texel (J. Smith, Northamptonshire) Sup., R. and M. Kellet; res., R. and M. Kellet.

Charollais (D. Roberts, Staffordshire) Sup., C. Sercombe; res., J. Barber. Southdown (G. Sprake, Suffolk) Sup., A. Redhead-Higgins; res., A. Allen. Beltex (L. Hewitt, Chester) Sup., R. and R. Sharp; res., R. and R. Sharp. Lincoln Longwool (C. Hilton, Lincolnshire) Sup., I. and L. Fairburn; res., M.D. and J. Coney. Any other pure continental breed (D. Roberts, Staffordshire) Sup., C. Sercombe (Blue Texel); res., C. Sercombe (Blue Texel). Any other pure native breed (G. Sprake, Suffolk) Sup., J. Bailey (Leicester Longwool); res., R. Vincent (Oxford Down). Any pure hill breed (R. Gardiner, Cumbria) Sup., S.A. Hill (Kerry Hill); res., D. Barton (Rough Fell). Jacob (J. Fozzard, Yorkshire) Sup., A.R. and J. Smith; res., B.C. Stanley. Commercial sheep (R. Gardiner, Cumbria) Sup., C. and G. Davies; res., C. and G. Davies.

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SALES Browns bow out as Skipton champions

Edited by Angela Calvert – 07768 796 492 –

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THE prime lamb championship at Skipton on Monday went to Alex and Gemma Brown, Darwen, who are retiring from the industry having run pedigree Texel and Suffolk flocks and taken championships numerous times at leading Christmas primestock shows. Their pen of five three-quarter Texel, one-quarter Lleyn, 49kg lambs went on to sell for £158/head to Hartshead Meats, AshtonUnder-Lyne. Reserve champion went to the first prize pen of five 47kg Suffolk lambs from Mark Evans, Steeton, which sold for £153/head to Swaledale Foods, Skipton.

Commercial The second prize continental 41kg pen from Tim Robinson, Longridge, and the third prize 42kg pen from D. and L. Coar, Darwen, both Texel crosses, were claimed by Vivers Scotlamb, Annan, at £150 and £149/head respectively. The 573 spring lambs averaged £120.65/head (288.6p/kg), with many of the best selling upwards of £145. Robert Towers, Farleton, had

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STORE cattle at Knighton averaged 224.58p/kg overall. A strong entry of steers averaged 230.68p/kg and £979.77/head selling to 272.10p/kg (£925) for a pair of 340kg Charolais crosses from B.J. and M.Y. Davies, Rhayader. Top price per head was £1,180 for 490kg Limousin crosses from M. and J. Labbett, Michaelchurch.

Price per kilo

Left to right: judge James Dewhirst, CCM’s Andrew Fisher and Alex Brown with his champion pen of five Skipton prime lambs.

the leading gross price of £159/ head, with Suffolks selling to Andrew Atkinson, Felliscliffe. Frankland Farms, Rathmell, topped the per kilo prices at 376p/ kg for a Texel pen knocked down to George Cropper Jnr, Sandersons Butchers, Baxenden. The 849 old season lambs, among them 134 mature hoggs, met a mixed trade. Mick Thwaite, Airton, had Beltex hoggs to £130/

head and William Hickson, Colne, had Mules at £118 (218p/kg). The section averaged £85.95 (192.39p/kg). Mature hoggs levelled at £70.56, topping at £103 for a Suffolk from Raymond Gardt, Eastby. Cull ewes peaked at £125.50 for Suffolks from Keith and Jeanette Marshall, Skipton, to average £75.66. Auctioneers: CCM.

Barnard Castle breeding cattle sale hits £3,600 ceiling twice THE prize show and sale of 60 breeding cattle at Barnard Castle peaked at £3,600 twice for two cows with Blonde steer calves at foot. These were part of the suckler herd dispersal on behalf of M. and B. Coulthard, Weardale, whose run of 20 British Blue and Limousin cows with Blonde calves averaged £2,490. Sale leaders were a British Blue cow which won its class, judged by John Fell and John Fell Jnr, Wigton, and sold to Messrs Swales, York. The second at this price sold to R.W. Dalton, Hunderthwaite.

Good show of store cattle at Knighton

Two more animals from the dispersal sold for £3,500 and £3,400. The first to Messrs Swales and the second to F. and M.P. Allison, Baldersdale.

Calf at foot At £3,050 was the heifer class winner from S., A. and C. Greaves, Eggleston, a Limousin heifer with a Limousin bull calf at foot. It went home with the judge, Mr Fell. Selling for £2,300 was a British Blue cow with a Limousin heifer calf from G. Archbold, Bishop Auckland, bought by A. Redpath, Leicestershire.

R. Hutchinson and Son, Bowes, led the breeding bull trade at £2,000 for a 12-month-old Limousin. Top price steers were two 10-month-old British Blues at £1,345 from R. Hutchinson and Son, Bowes, bought by Messrs Robshaw, Tadcaster. Heifer sale leader at £1,335 was a Limousin from J.B. and J.A. Fenwick, Marwood, bought by David Barker, Scarborogh. The top price bull at £1,335 was from D.H. Ettey and Son, Bowes, which sold to Messrs Layfield, Thinford. Auctioneers: Barnard Castle and Teesdale Farmers Auction Mart.

Store heifers averaged 217.34p/kg and £910/head. Top price per kilo was 266.70p (£1,080) for a 405kg Charolais from P.R. Price and Son, Llanshay. Top price per head for heifers was £1,265 for a 545kg Charolais cross from J.P. Breeze and Son, Fronladies. Bulls averaged 235.02p/kg and £928.33 per head selling to 237.70p/kg and £915/head for a 385kg Limousin cross from M.J. and N.E. Samuel, Ffoeslaprey. Auctioneers: McCartneys.

Westminster Acres dispersal tops at 2,100gns TRADE at the Westminster Acres herd dispersal at Carlisle topped at 2,100gns. Leading the sale of Holsteins, Montbeliardes, Danish Reds, British Friesians, Ayrshires, and British Blue crosses from Martin and Jenna Adamson, Consett, was a British Blue-sired cow out of a Comestar Outside dam. Born May 2012, it sold giving 50kg to Messrs Kellett and Son, Hexham.

Holstein Next at 1,920gns was a fresh second-calved Holstein cow giving 40kg which went to Messrs Bowe, Carlisle. Three more sold for 1,900gns. The first, also a second-calver, to Messrs Tyson and Son, Millom, followed by a second lactation cow fresh in May to Messrs Beaty, Egrement. The third, another second-calver, sold to Messrs Hogarth, Ayrshire. AVERAGES 155 cows and heifers in-milk, £1,227.61; 6 in-calf heifers, £1,435. Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington. JUNE 8 2018 | 41

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AT the show and sale of spring lambs at Hawes the championship went to the winning continentals, a pen of four Texels from W.H. Harker, Leyburn, which sold for £168/ head to Martin McIntyre for Campbells of Leyburn. The class for continental-sired lambs out of Mules was won by J.R. and L.A. Capstick, Killington. They

sold for £122/head. Continental lambs averaged 262p/kg and Mules 221p/kg. Continental hoggs topped at £94/head to average £82.80, with Mules also selling to £94 for T.G. and B. Todd, Garsdale, averaging £80.66. Horned hoggs topped at £104 for G.J. and J.M. Scarr, Garsdale, to average £80.21. Cull ewes topped at £139 for continentals and rams at £138. Auctioneers: Hawes Farmers Auction Mart.

Magnum sparkles at Charolais sale THE ringside was packed at Swatragh mart for the inaugural Northern Ireland Charolais Club sale evening, where 11 bulls sold to an average of £2,711, with a clearance rate of 79 per cent. Leading the trade at 4,000gns was the pre-sale show supreme and male champion from Will Short, Beragh, Co Tyrone. This was Woodpark Magnum, a 16-month-old son of Deeside Gulliver and the Corrie Alan-sired Woodpark Hattie, which was bought by Noel McIlwaine, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone.

Ramrad Norman At 3,300gns was the Allanfauld Hustler son, Ramrad Norman. This January 2017-born bull consigned by Douglas Morrow, Coleraine, Co Derry, caught the eye of Wilbert McLenaghan, Limavady, Co Derry. Securing 2,900gns for Michael and Gerard McShane, Articarvin,

was 17-month-old Altnaderog Nero, by Maerdy Fiend. It went to Ballynahinch, Co Down, with Mervin Murphy. Next, consigned by Harold Stubbs and Alan Burleigh, Crummy, Co Fermanagh, was Melvin Nathan, a 15-month-old bull by Whitecliffe James, which was knocked down for 2,700gns to J.P. and James McKeagney, Maghera, Co Derry. A cow and calf from James McGuigan, Maghera, sold for 4,160gns to Jonathan Crawford, Maghera. This was Carnview Henrietta, a five-year-old daughter of Sportsmans Columbo and its six-month-old bull calf by Whitecliffe James. AVERAGES 11 bulls, £2,711, two cows and calves, £3,234, two heifers, £1,347. Auctioneers: Swatragh Livestock Market.

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Champion pen of lambs, four Texels from W.H. Harker, Leyburn, which sold for £168/head.

Wildbrooks dispersal to 2,100gns THE on-farm dispersal of the autumn-calving Wildbrooks herd topped at 2,100gns near Arundel, West Sussex, where 300-head were sold on behalf of Castle Farm Partnership. Sale leader was the red and white second calver Wildbrooks Atlantic Rose, due in August to the PineTree Arbor Red sire. Selling at 2,000gns each were Wildbrooks Altacornell Bonita, due with its second in August and

Wildbrooks Altaskycrest, also due in August with its third. Next at 1,750gns was the in-calf heifer, Wildbrooks Altatd Riki Red, due in August to sexed semen. At 1,700gns was another heifer, also due in the same month to sexed semen. AVERAGES In-calf heifers, £1,466; bulls, £1,365; in-calf heifers, £1,466; maiden heifers, £687. Auctioneers: Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

On-farm production sale hits £4,600 high THE on-farm production sale of 300 breeding cattle at Pentwyn Farm, Neath, on behalf of Huw and Rhian Leyshon, peaked at £4,600 for a three-year-old pedigree Limousin bull, selling to E. Averill, Bryncethin. Breeding females peaked at £3,100 for a Limousin-sired heifer out of a British Blue cow with a Limousin cross bull calf at foot. It sold to I.R. Tay, Ystradfellte. Hereford cross Friesian heifers sold to £2,800. Limousin heifers were generally the easiest to sell, peaking at £2,600 for a September 2015-born heifer with an Aprilborn Limousin-sired calf, which sold to P. Thomas, Pencoed. Autumn-calving heifers sold to £2,200 for a black Limousin with a

Limousin heifer calf and due in September to a Limousin bull, which was bought by O.T.W. Chandler and Co, Abergavenny. In-calf heifers sold to a strong trade and peaked at £1,600 for a in-calf British Blue cross. It was bought by R. Hammett, Morriston. A smaller consignment of bulling heifers peaked at £1,100 for a British Blue cross Friesian. AVERAGES 84 heifers and calves (spring-born), £2,118.45; 16 heifers and calves (autumn-born), £1,850; 7 in-calf heifers and cows, £1,325; 21 bulling heifers, £963.81; 1 stock bull, £4,600. Auctioneers: Williams Associates and Carmarthen Livestock Centre.

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A batch of rearing calves ready for sale at Norwich.

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sale of in-calf Simmentals THE Farmers Guardian-supported show and sale of home-bred and reared cattle and calves at Norwich included a reduction sale of in-calf Simmental cows from Paul Gunther Livestock, Felthorpe. The suckled section was judged by Brian Ward, Dereham, who

awarded first prize of three or more steers to Davis Dairies, Foxley, with its nine- and 10-month-old British Blue steers which he then bought for £940/head. First prize pen of heifers went to A. Hodge, Pulham, with sevenmonth-old Limousins which sold for £790/head to Heather Blythe, Norfolk. First prize native-bred went to Ravingham Farms, Norwich, with a pen of Sussex steers

Champion calf, a British Blue bull from Davis Dairies, which sold for £458.

which made £895/head to Bill Harvey, Norfolk.

Top prices Other top prices saw Breckland Organics, Attleborough, hit £930 for 14-month-old Aberdeen-Angus steers, selling to the same buyer. J.M. Fryatt, Haddiscoe, took £1,075 for 19-month-old Limousin steers from George Wilson, Norfolk, and T. Bush, Haddiscoe, topped the auction at £1,115/head for 20-month-old Limousin steers, again selling to Mr Wilson. Paul Gunther Livestock sold 26 in-calf Simmental cross cows with six-, 11- to 16-year-olds making £800 plus. Younger cows sold from £1,100 to £1,410 twice. Other cows and calves from J.W. Bickell, South Creek, ranged from £1,180 to £1,500, and Aberdeen-Angus bulling heifers sold from £805 to £1,000.

The winning calf was a 21-dayold British Blue bull from Davis Dairies which sold for £458 to the judge, Roger Long, Dereham. Second prize went to F.S. Dann and Son, North Tuddenham, with a British Blue heifer calf which realised £400, and third prize to a Limousin bull calf again from Davis Dairies, which sold for £410 to Dennis Wilson, Bedford. In the native section, C.W. Potter and Son, Norwich, was in first place with an Aberdeen-Angus bull calf which was knocked down to the judge at £285. In second place was F.W. Parsons, Norfolk, with an Aberdeen-Angus bull calf which made £280 to the judge, and in third place was the same vendor with an Aberdeen-Angus heifer calf which sold for £255 to Justin Rust-Andrews, Norfolk. Auctioneers: Norwich Livestock Market.

Limousin cross store cattle from Ian Hodge, Pulham, going through the ring.

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uctions are essential to the success and wellbeing of any livestock farm business. Auctioneers are, in many ways, at the forefront of the livestock industry. Their purpose is to bring farmers together and to achieve the best price for whatever they are selling. This year, Farmers Guardian’s Mart’s the Heart Awards are back, with the aim of celebrating this vital sector of British agriculture. This is your opportunity to shout about those within the industry who you feel deserve special recognition. The Mart’s the Heart Awards

were launched in 2015 and the campaign proved to be an outstanding success and was incredibly well received. Last year, the awards generated more than 460 nominations and 12,000 votes were cast for the shortlisted auctioneers and marts. The closing date for entries is July 16. We are looking for outstanding winners for the following awards: Lifetime Achievement; Auctioneer of the Year; New Auctioneer of the Year; and Auction Cafe of the Year. The awards will be presented at the British Farming Awards in October. We hope you will help us identify and reward individuals and cafes which are doing a great job for the industry.

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Ideal weights for the market Excellent growth rates, fast finishing Consistent top carcase grades High maternal traits, low heifer replacement costs


Suckler Cows, Calves, Heifers & Bulls At approx. 12.30pm Ring 1

Entries to date include:H 33 Pedigree Bulls – 6 Angus, 1 British Bazadaise, 4 Charolais, 1 Devon, 3 Herefords, 9 Limousin, 5 Saler, 3 Simmental & 1 South Devon H 6 Bulls – 2 Purebred British Blue, 1 Purebred Limousin, 2 Purebred Herefords & 1 Hereford cross H 182 Continental Cows & Calves – To include 16 Pedigree Limousin Cows & Calves H 108 Native Cows & Calves – To include 10 Pedigree Angus Cows & Calves H 7 Incalf Cows & Heifers – To include 1 Pedigree Limousin & 2 Pedigree Herefords H 5 Bulling & Maiden Heifers – To include 1 Pedigree Saler & 4 Pedigree Herefords For further information please contact Meg Dobson on 01278 410278

North West Auctions Pedigree & Commercial Livestock Auctioneers & Valuers

Friday 15th June 2018 51 Bulls 31 Females Inspection: 9.30am - 11.00am

LANCASTER AUCTION MART Tel: 01524 63308 Monday 11th June 9am 700 SPRING LAMBS, 200 PRIME HOGGS & 200 CAST SHEEP

Sale starts: 12noon H&H 01228 406230

Friday 15th June 10.15am 80 REARING CALVES 10.15am 150 CAST/OTM CATTLE 11.15am 400 STORE CATTLE Last Wk Blks to £1490 & Hfrs to £1180

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Tuesday 12th June 500 Prime Lambs & Hoggs at 10am 300 Cast Ewes & Rams


Telephone: Office (01969) 667207 Mobile 07974 126397 or 01833 622240

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Tuesday 19th June at 11.15am Monthly sale of Pedigree & Commercial DAIRY CATTLE Entries close Friday 8th June. In Conjunction with the Hassall Brothers

J36 RURAL AUCTION CENTRE Tel: 015395 66200 Tuesday 12th June 10.30am Monthly Sale of all classes of PIGS Please see web for entries 11am Weekly sale of 150 SHEEP WITH LAMBS See web for entries 1pm 750 SPRING LAMBS, 500 PRIME HOGGS & 750 CAST SHEEP

Thursday 14th June 10.15am 80 REARING CALVES 10.30am 60 CAST/OTM CATTLE inc. TB Restricted Cattle 11am 100 STORE CATTLE Catalogues available online

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Monday 11th June - 9.30am- Sale of Prime Bulls, Clean Cattle and Cast Cows. Special section for untested TB1 Cattle. Wednesday 13th June– 7.00am Cast Ewes and Rams; 9am Prime Lambs and Prime Hoggs (Hogg Ballot at 8.30am) 200 STORE CATTLE

Monday 11th June


11am- 200 Feeding Bulls and Store Cattle of all classes Wednesday 13th June 9am- Sale of 100 Rearing Calves of all classes

80-81 Motors

82-95 Tractors & Machinery

Market Results Dairy Heifers to £1780, Clean 205p/kg - £1086.40, Cull Cows 164p/kg - £1320.20/Head, Pigs 140p/kg - £172.20, Calves BB Bull to £425, Spring Lambs £310.0p/kg - £126.54/Head

Store Cattle Sales


Strong Stores, Suckler Cows with Calves, Young Bulls & Suckled Calves Show Potential Animals, Continentals, Named Sire Herefords & Angus. Including a large number of Cows with Calves

THIS SATURDAY 9TH JUNE 2018 Fat/Barrens: Graham Watkins & 07976 370894 Dairies: Meg Elliott & 07967 007049

Friday 29th June at 6pm

Stores: Mark Elliott & 07973 673092 Sheep: Robert Watkins & 07929 946652

Claiming Date

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On Farm Dispersal Sale on behalf of Messrs E G & H Proud, Faugh Head, Ainstable, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 9QW of Tractors, Diggers, Forestry Equipment and Machinery and Small Tools.

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

Monday 11th June 100 Cows & Calves – Sale at 11:30am 2 Pedigree Limousin Bulls (27 months & 10 Y.O) Catalogue sale of 150 couples – Sale at 11am FRIDAY 15TH JUNE 2018 – 11AM EXETER LIVESTOCK CENTRE, EXETER, DEVON EX2 8FD **Situated 2 miles off J30 of M5**

The Dispersal of The “Pruston” herd of 220 Pedigree Holstein Friesians

On behalf of Messrs HC Dayment & Son of Totnes. The sale comprises 127 In Milk and/or In Calf Cows & Heifers, 40 In Calf Heifers, 29 Bulling & Yearling Heifers and 26 Heifer Calves. 38 milking Heifers, 37 2nd, 21 3rd, 15 4th & 16 5th plus calvers. Calving Pattern Nov-Jan (14), Feb-Apr (48), May-Jul (20), Aug-Oct (24) & Nov-Dec (10). Cubicle Housed & Herringbone Parlour. Very balanced in type with excellent udders, legs & feet. This sale will be followed by fortnightly Dairy sale of 30 Freshly Calved Cows & Heifers.

Full details & Catalogues available 01392 251261 or

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Friday 15th June Due to ill Health on the instruction of PC Gwilt Dispersal sale of The WILLOWS Herd, Pool Quay 55 Holstein Friesians Dairy Cows & Heifers Removed to Welshpool Market for convenience Closed herd since 1970’s having a herd average of 7400 approx with low cell count BVD clear on milk test & Johnes tested, various stages of lactation with some served Heifer In-Calf to Friesian Bull & Large frame cows In-Calf to British Blue Bull

Sale at 12 Noon Catalogues from mart office, or online: June 8, 2018 |


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“All livestock sold under national conditions of sale recommended for use by the L.A.A.”



Auction Mart Office 01200 445376 Fred 07713 075660 Ann 07710 709979 Rachel 07713 075659 E:

(015242) 61246 (Sale Days) 61444 (Office) Stephen 07713 075 661 Greg 07713 075 664 Will 07590 876 849

Saturday 9 June Fortnightly sales:




Thursday 14 June Weekly sales: 10.30am 100 PRIME CATTLE, 100 CULL 11.30am 40 DAIRY CATTLE regular sale inc ongoing dispersals 10.30am 200 REARING CALVES followed by 1.00pm PRIME SHEEP & CULL EWES Saturday 16 June


Today Friday 8 June


Last Thursday Every Month. Next: 28 June

Saturday 21 July


Tuesday 31 July

Tuesday 12 June at 11am

Cows & Heifers with Calves

Wednesday 13 June

11.30 am 100 SHEEP with LAMBS 12noon 100 REARING CALVES 4pm 2000 Feeding & Cast Ewes 6pm 1500 Spring Lambs & 2000 Hoggs

Tuesday 19 June

10.30am 50 Feeding & Cast Cows


70 Cow Holstein Herd & 80 Cow Friesian type herd both TB4. 60 In Calf Holstein Friesian Hfrs (Summer/Autumn Calving) in 3 batches. 23 HF Maiden Hfrs 14-10 mo




Glenview Road, Burnley BB11 3QS A useful and sizable block of grade 4 agricultural pastureland ideal for livestock grazing and of interest to all buyer types. Access via Glenview road. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY FREEHOLD WITH VACANT POSSESSION OIRO £69,000 Full details from Sawley office Ref: JT Tel: (01200) 441351

Four bedroom farmhouse with planning to extend into adjacent barn, prior approval for three further dwellings, range of buildings and 10.03 acres agricultural land. Ideal for developers, smallholders, equestrian or amenity.

Realistically priced at OIRO £550,000 FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER TENDERS CLOSE – 10/7/18 Full details from Crooklands Office Ref: HT Tel:(015395) 66800

Brockholes Arms Auction Mart

Wednesday 13th June, 2018 10.30am OTM Cattle Sale Followed by TB Exempt Cattle


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Saturday 16th June Please not change of date LIVESTOCK ONLY Stirks, Weaned Calves, Store/Breeding Goats & Sheep – Inc 1 Reg Dales Colt Yearling Highcroft Blitz by Byers Green Grey Bobby (catalogue entries by Monday 11th June) Wednesday 20th June FEEDING BULLS, BEEF FEEDING COWS, STORE & BREEDING CATTLE (entries close Wednesday 13th June) Wednesday 27th June On Farm Sale – 5.30pm VEHICLE & TRACTORS:- Landrover Defender 90 Hard Top TD5 99 Reg, Case IH 885XL 2wd, Case IH 86 Reg 2wd c/w Tanco 978 Power Loader, IH 574 73 Reg 2wd MACHINERY & IMPLEMENTS:- Ifor Willams Livestock Trailer 12Ft c/w Cattle Gate, Nova 1300 Vacuum Tank, Vicon 402 Vari Spreader, Grassland Flat Roller, Cambridge Roller, Pasture Topper, Tanco Bucket, Old Muck/Tipping Trailer, Concrete Rear Tractor Weight, Wheeled Straw Chopper, Cattle Crush, Foot Trimming Crush, Christy Hunt Engineering Ltd Grinding Mill, + range of old machinery for spares, restoration & scrap SMALLER ITEMS:- Feeders, Troughs, Hay Racks, Sinks, Baths, Milk Kits, Buckets, Hurdles, Diesel & Mollasses Tanks, Chainsaws, Hedge Trimmers, Pressure Washers, Dairy Spares, Hand Tools & Small Tools, Surplus Furniture For BR & JM Jarvis, Marton Cum Grafton YO51 9QF Viewing Strictly on Day of Sale Caterers In Attendance Full list at

Friday 6th July

Claughton On Brock, Preston PR3 0PH 01995 640280 Tuesday 12th June 2018 9.00am Prime Lambs & Hoggs to £144/hd Followed by Cast Ewes to £140/hd 10.30am Fat Bulls & Prime Cattle to 234p/kg Followed by Store Cattle to £1,150/hd 11.30am Rearing Calves to £350/hd

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

Monday 11th June



Tel: 01756 792375

REARING CALVES Sale 10.45am CROP & PRODUCE Sale 11.45am STORE & BREEDING SHEEP Sale 12.00noon 100 OUTFITS EXPECTED 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

Inc quality annual consignment of BB, Lim x & Her Hfrs with calves. 6 BREEDING BULLS inc 2 Lim, BB, Hereford, Angus & Charolais



11am 50 Working Sheep Dogs.





SUMMER SALE OF SHEEPDOGS (entries close Friday 22nd June) Saturday 28th July

HAWES, NORTH YORKSHIRE, DL8 3NP Tuesday 12th June 500 Prime Lambs & Hoggs at 10am 300 Cast Ewes & Rams Telephone: Office (01969) 667207 Mobile 07974 126397 or 01833 622240

SKIPTON MACHINERY SALE Reclamation, Furniture & Machinery Craven Dairy Sales Monday 18th June SHOW & SALE OF DAIRY CATTLE (Catalogue entries by Tuesday 12th June)

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Telephone: 01636 676741 Saturday 9th June 2018

CALVES 10.30am From A & C Farms, Rutland (TB1) 35 Aberdeen Angus Steers & Heifers (12 Months) BREEDING AND STORE CATTLE 12 Noon From L Ford, North Leverton (TB1) 2 Pedigree Shorthorn Cows with Calves at Foot From D Baker, Norfolk (TB4) 10 Limousin Steers & Heifers (12 Months)

Saturday 16th June 2018

SALE ANNOUCMENT Complete Unreserved Dispersal Sale of The ‘EWEFIELDS’ Herd of Pedigree South Devon Cattle On behalf of Mr TJ Warhurst, Sutton- Under-Brailes, Banbury, Oxfordshire Home: 01608 685100 Mobile: 07747 621380 (Removed for Convenience of Sale to Newark Livestock Market) This very high health herd (Johnes Risk Level 2, IBR Accredited, BVD Accredited and Lepto Monitored) Was established in 1972 and currently numbers, 150 head, all of which will be sold unreserved. This much admired herd offers new and existing breeds an unrivalled opportunity to acquire some outstanding quality cattle. The herd does not show however has achieved many herd competition achievements including winners of the Midlands Club 4 times, The National once and South East twice.


FORTHCOMING SALES: To receive a Catalogue of this Dispersal Sale – Text “Ewefields 16th June” followed by Your Name, Address and Postcode to 07772 618315 ALSO THIS DAY Complete Unreserved Dispersal Sale of Limousin Commercial Cross Bred Cows and Calves On behalf of Messrs E. Till & Sons, Gainsborough (TB4) 90 Head; Comprising; 43 Cows and Calves at Foot, 6 Simmental and 37 Limousin), 2 Stock Bulls (4 & 6 Years Old) Formly milking British Friesian Cows (No Holstein) Messrs Till ceased milking several years ago retaining all the Beef Bred Females. The Herd has been closed for 40 years with only Stock Bulls purchased from The ‘Fieldson Herd’/ This is an outstanding young herd with 18 1st Calvers, 2nd Calvers and 10 3rd and 4th Calvers, the Calvers are mainly born November 2017- March 2018 born. The male calves are castrated. On behalf of Richard Tuxford, Lowdham Complete Herd Dispersal Sale 47 Mainly second Calves, Black Limousin and Blue Friesian Cows with March – May 2018 born Limousin Calves at Foot by Willodge Vantastic Sired Bulls On behalf of Mrs HD Howell, Norfolk (TB4) 34 Black Limousin Heifers (25 – 26 Months) PD’d in calf to a Black Limousin Bull, Bull went in from 1st January 2018. BVD & Lepto Vaccinated

STOP PRESS Heald & Co sold Limousin Bulls to 246.5p/kg Heald & Co sold Limousin Cows to £1,663.83 Charlotte Bowser sold Beltex Spring Lambs T Holmes sold Limousin Cows to 211.5p/kg to 366p/kg James Burnett sold Charolais Steers Nick Lovesey sold Charollais Spring Lambs to £1698.50 to £151.00 CDC Farm & Machinery sold Limousin G Curtis & Sons sold Continental Hogs Steers to 245.5p/kg to £156.00 EA Ward sold Limousin Heifers to £1516.20 Skinner Brothers sold Beltex Hogs to 300p/kg IR & A Wildgoose & Sons sold Limousin Park End Farming Ltd sold Charollais Cull Heifers to 249.5p/kg Rams to £145.00 WDD & C James sold Limousin Bulls N Saint sold Texel Cull Ewes to £167.00 to £1,842.30

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

On behalf of Sam Twigg, Chesterfield 8 Limousin and Simmental Cross Beef Young Cows 1ST Calves – 3rd Calvers with spring 2018 Limousin Calves at Foot On behalf of Messrs HD & PJ Cranfield, Bourne TB4 3 Young Cows with Limousin Sired May Born Calves at Foot From JW & MC Fieldson, Gainsborough (TB4) 2 Pedigree Limousin Bulls (20 Months) From a High Herd Health Status Herd From RP & DL Hutchinson Ltd, Balderton (TB1) 1 Pedigree Limousin Bull (20 Months) From a High Herd Health Status Herd

Saturday 23rd June 2018 On behalf of Fristling Hall Farms, Essex (TB4) 60 British Blue, Limousin and Simmental Sired, Strong and Well Bred Steers and Heifers out of quality beef Cows Together with 35 Limousin, Blue and Simmental Feeding Cows (All Warranted Empty)

Top Prices: Young Bulls to 246.50 - £1824.30 OTMS to 215.5p - £1926.57 Steers to 220.5p - £1663.83 Heifers to 249.5p - £1516.20 3,234 Sheep Sold This Week: Spring Lamb SQQ: 284.12p/kg Hogget SQQ: 208.41p/kg Spring Lambs sold to 366p/kg or £151.00 Hoggets sold to 300p/kg or £156.00 Cull Ewes & Rams sold to £167.00

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Beeston Castle Auction 01829 262100 PEDIGREE & COMMERCIAL DAIRY SALES


327 HEAD (167 Milkers)

The Largest Collective Sale anywhere in the UK - AND the Best for Quality, featuring many wonderful consignments, with something to suit all pockets. This Sale is supported by the Western Holstein Club and comprises mostly Holstein: 26 COWS & 141 FRESH CALVED HEIFERS; 28 IN-CALF HEIFERS; 110 MAIDEN HEIFERS; 20 CALVES & 2 BULLS (1 Hereford, 1 Simmental). Our Regular consigners of MILKING COWS & HEIFERS include: 31 Ped. Fresh Cows & Heifers from Balcurvie Holsteins, Fife; 16 Ped Cows & Heifers from Ray Brown & Partners, Holmes Chapel; 10 Ped Cow & Heifers from D & AC Shakeshaft, Ellesmere; 8 Ped Heifers from Billockby Farms, Norfolk and 8 from D Bramall, Crewe; 6 PedHeifers from WJ Nadin & Co, Earl Sterndale; 5 Ped Heifers from M Wainwright, Buxton. IN-CALF & MAIDEN HEIFERS include: 12 Ped In-calf Heifers and 59 Maiden Heifers from FR Buckingham & Son, Buckingham; 23 ORGANIC Maiden Heifers & 8 Calves from R & H Macbean, Wem; 15 Ped. Bulling Heifers from WJ Lewis & Co., Chester; 13 Ped Maiden Heifers from The Downing Partnership, Kent; 6 Ped In-calf Heifers from D Bramall and 6 Stirks from WA & A Fallows, Congleton.


10.30am (RING 1) Bulls, Calves and Milkers 12.30pm (RING 2) All Youngstock * Catalogues available on the website or by request *

THURSDAY, 26th JUNE - 11.00 am at Beeston Castle Auction 170 HOLSTEIN FRIESIANS

Being the Dispersal of the Commercial Herd on behalf of PM & SM Tushingham, Laurel Bank Farm, Clotton, Tarporley. FULL DETAILS NEXT WEEK.


Beeston Castle Auction THURSDAY, 21st JUNE - 10.30 am 260 HEAD (All Milkers)

Being the Entire Dispersal Sale of the Commercial Herd of Holstein Friesians on behalf of MD Harding & Partners, Storeton House Farm, Storeton, Wirral and removed to Beeston Castle Auction for Sale convenience; comprising some 260 Cows and Milking Heifers. This is a great herd of dairy cattle which feature animals which display width and strength, well attached udders, legs and feet and are of an ideal type for modern dairy milk production. The herd follows an all year round calving pattern, with 140 having calved since January including 80 fresh in the last 3 months, plus 60 due to calve between June and August. They are youthful both in appearance and age, with some 100 milking in their 1st lactation, 70 with their second and 50 third calvers. Fed on a Semi-TMR diet based on grass silage (no maize), Trafford Syrup and blend, topped up with concentrate in the parlour. Milked twice daily, cubicle housed during the winter. Bulk samples 4.15% 3.36% CC102. Vaccinated for IBR. 4yr TB parish. A genuine dispersal of very good dairy cattle.


Commercial and Pedigree Holstein Dairy Cattle from leading UK herds. (Sale Also Open to all Dairy breeds).

* Also This Day * DAIRY SHORTHORNS Annual Summer Show and Sale

on behalf of the Shorthorn Society to include the first part of a dispersal of the world-renowned HOOTON Herd, on behalf of Messrs Hayward. Full details in due course. FINAL ENTRIES for both Sales by Monday, 18th June to 01829 262120.

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FORTHCOMING DISPERSAL SALES Friday 15th June 2018 - To Commence at 11am (Farm Dispersal on behalf of Mr Norman Barber) Toft Lodge Farm, Heaton, Nr Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0SR To Include: Case 4230 4WD Tractor with Loader, Case International 785XL, Wide Range of Farm Implements, Range of Livestock Equipment and Sundry Farming Effects CATALOGUES AVAILABLE

Friday 22nd June 2018 To Commence at 10.30am Farm Dispersal Sale Manor Farm, Onecote, Leek, Staffordshire, ST10 3EP To inc: Tractors inc: MF 5455 Dyno 4WD with MF 940 Loader, Zetor 6245 4WD Quicke 2300 Loader, Leyland 255 2WD, Ford 3000 2WD with Loader, Ford 3600 2WD. Land Rover Defender - 65 Plate 1500 Miles, Land Rover Defender Turbo “F” Reg, Quad Bike etc Wide Range of Implements & Machinery Usual Range of Sundry Farming & Effects etc Cattle & Livestock Equipment, Implements & Trailers etc Range of Household Furniture and Effects CATALOGUES AVAILABLE

Saturday 30th June 2018 - To Commence at 10.30am Forthcoming Collective Sale Middle Street Farm, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JQ Tractors, Machines and Trailers Wide Range of Arable and Grassland Implements, Builders & Contractors Plant & Equipment etc, Livestock & Handling Equipment etc Usual Wide Range of Timber, Stone, Sundry Farming Effects, New & Used Tools etc ENTRIES INVITED

Tel: 01538 373308 Email:

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Borderway Mart, Carlisle T: 01228 406200 350 BEEF BREEDING CATTLE

Friday 15th June – 10.30am 200 Beef breeding cows and heifers in calf or with calves also 150 bulling heifers and 1 breeding bull Summer Sale of 87

PEDIGREE BULLS and FEMALES Friday 15th June – 12.00 noon

82 LIMOUSIN CATTLE (51 bulls and 31 females) followed by

5 CHAROLAIS BULLS CONTINENTAL CROSS STORE CATTLE Wednesday 20th June Entries close Thursday 14th June


Wednesday 20th June Show 10.00am Sale 11.00am On behalf of Border & Lakeland Holstein Club Followed by Important dispersal sale of the LONNING PEDIGREE HOLSTEIN HERD For Mr J Todhunter & Sons, Lonning Farm, Aikton, Wigton cont...

The LONNING pedigree Holstein herd is a well bred highly productive and robust group of animals. They are currently av. 9216kg 4.16% 3.32% the latest test on the 30th May they av. 30.21kgs. There are 17 heifers in milk, 27 cows in their second, 14 third lactation & 15 with four or more calves. The herd is cubical housed & all year round calving and grazed from late April to October. The best genetics have been used for years. Currently the younger portion of the herd is sired by De-Su History, Coldsprings Ponder, Regan-ALH Doodad & Bertaiola Mincio. Herd Health The herd is vaccinated for BVD & Lepto. The herd is in a TB 4 year testing area and there has never been a case on the farm. The last TB test was in December 2017. Young-Stock Sale – the sale includes 18 well bred bulling heifers from the WHITBARROW herd of JM & M Harris, Whitbarrow Farm, Penrith . They are well grown and approximately 18 months old and sired by Siemers Mogul Pety, Swissbec Brekem & Ansavalley Trueman. (full details next week)


Light Commercials/van Thursday 21st June – 10.30am Also ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES and GARDEN SALVAGE – 2.00pm Please advise entries – 01228 406320


A collective sale of Suffolk females from various breeders Friday 29th June

Monday 11th June – Light Nights Show and Sale

(many cattle with outstanding show potential) Show starts at 8am 150 Cast Cattle & OTM (Ring 1 @ 10am) 300 Store Sheep (Ring 2 @ 10am) 100 Young Bulls at 11am followed by 450 Suckled Calves & Store Cattle

Thursday 14th June – Prime Stock Sale 9.15am: Prime Pigs 9.30am: 130 plus Prime Bulls, 10.30am approx. 130 plus Prime Steers & Heifers 12.30pm: 800 plus Spring Lambs 1500 plus Hogg’s, 3.30pm: 1000 Cast Sheep

Saturday 7th July – Collective Sale 10am Collective sale of Vehicles, Implements, Farm Machinery & Small Tools Humbleton Farm Darlington DL2 2XX, (Entries being taken now) For Details please see Website and Facebook page. To receive weekly Monday Store Catalogues and Newsletters by a Thursday email request catalogue with your name, address and phone number



Friday 1st June @10.30am

Tuesday 19th June at 10.30am

Sale of Calves, Dairy, Store/Breeding Stock

...Yorkshire’s Friendly Mart Saturday 9th June at 9.30am 1500 Lots Fur, Feather & Misc Items taken Friday 9am - 4pm Gates open Saturday 6.30am Wednesday 13th June Dedicated Slaughter Market 355 Cattle 625 Sheep 500 Pigs & Sows Pigs 9am Sheep 9.45am Cattle 10.30am

SUMMER LAMB Saturday 2nd June&@11.30am SHOW SALE

Saturday 9th June 10am Collective Sale of Machinery & Sundries Fur & Feather at 12noon Int 445 & MF Baler, Ride on Lawn Mower, Bale Spike & Grab, Generator, Abbey Warwick Caravan

Monday 11th June USUAL WEEKLY FATSTOCK SALE Monthly Show of Prime Lambs Sponsored by Thornton 4x4 Breakers

Stratford Sale Livestock Market Semi-Retirement on Behalf of Tuesday 3rd July at 12Farm, Noon N Sykes, upon Sykes House Moorside, Cononley, Keighley, BD20 8ED COLLECTIVE MACHINERY &Wagon, EQUIPMENT SALE Range Rover, Motorbike, Bobcat, Stratford Livestock Market Digger, 6 Tractors, Grassland Equip, Workshop Tools/Equip, WEEKLY SALES OF PRIME SHEEP CATTLE Engines/Spare Parts, AND Sundries etc

every Thursday at Thrapston

Mon 4th June


USUAL WEEKLY FATSTOCK SALE every Saturday at Thrapston

SALES OF ALL OF SHEEP Saturday 9th CLASSES June 10am every Tuesday at Stratford

Collective Sale of Machinery & Sundries Fur & Feather at 12noon

Saturday 16th June

Friday 15th June @10.30am

Sale of Store Cattle,Sheep & Pigs

Sale of Calves, Dairy, Store/Breeding Stock Inc: 6 Gal Cows & Calves & Gal Stock Bull Usual Selection of Strong Stores/Summering Stirks

For further information, please contact:

Ian Smith (Market Manager) 07738 043771 01943 462172

For Catalogues, Entry Forms & Latest Prices visit:

Inc. 10 Contx Hfrs, 6mo, T Sewell Pigs 9.15am Sheep 9.45am Cattle 10.45am

01757 703347 (Market Office) Richard Haigh: 07768 594535

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LONGTOWN MART Tel (01228) 791215 - 791300 Tuesday 12th June at 10.30am Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot The usual good weekly entry to include 30 Mules shlgs & ewes with Tex x lambs ex Quarry House. Tuesday 19th June at 10.30am Store & Breeding Cattle Ewes & Hoggs with Lambs at Foot Incl. 80 Tex x Hoggs with Lambs ex R J Muir, Low Stanley Saturday 7th July Rare & Minority Breed Poultry, Cage Birds & Equipment Monday 16th July Suffolk Sheep Annual Show and Sale of Pedigree Suffolk Rams & Females Entries invited for this successful event which includes the usual high quality annual flock consignments Texel Sheep Special sale of Pedigree Texel Breeding Females Entries invited for this inaugural sale to include flock reductions

DUMFRIES MART Tel 01387 279495 Monday 11th June 40 Calves & Stirks at 10.15am 200 Store Cattle at 11am June Sale of Breeding Cattle at 12noon To include stock reduction of 20 Lim/AA cows with Lim/Short calves & 15 AA/Short hfrs with Short/AA calves. Also 21 Saler x hfrs with Lim calves; 15 Hered & Angus hfrs with Here/AA calves; 5 Sim/ Lim hfrs with Saler x calves; 4 BB/Lim cows with Lim calves; 2 Lim hfrs with Lim calves; 1 AA hfr with Lim calf; 7 BB hfrs i/c to Shorthorn (due end July); 2 Lim x hfrs with Lim calves; 5 Cont cows with Lim calves. Bulls – Limousin 2yo, Simmental 2yo, Black Limousin 4yo TB4 and BVD clear. Further entries invited

AUCTION SALE OF FARM MACHINERY IMPLEMENTS AND EQUIPMENT ON BEHALF OF MESSRS D & C CORMACK & SON AT FROG HALL FARM, CROW LANE SHEEPY MAGNA, LEICESTERSHIRE CV9 3QX ON THURSDAY 21st JUNE 2018 AT 11am PROMPT To include: Tractors & Combine Harvester: NEW HOLLAND TX66 Combine Harvester (1995), 20ft cut, with service history. CASE 1H JXU Tractor, 2011 plate, approx’ 2500 hours. CASE MXM 140 Tractor, 2003 plate, approx’ 4000 hours. INTERNATIONAL Hydro 85 Tractor, Q plate, approx’ 8300 hours. MF Powershuttle 50t Tractor with loader. HONDA Quad bike. LINDE Forklift. Implements to include: KVERNELAND 4 furrow reversible plough, DOWDESWELL DB7 5 furrow + 1 reversible plough. FLEXIFORM 3 leg subsoiler & crumbler bar. QUIVOGNE 5 leg subsoiler. VADERSTAD Discs & crumbler bar. OPICO FOLDING Cambridge rolls with SHATTA BOARD. HARDI Mega sprayer, 24m. KUHN axis fertilizer spinner. RHINO pasture topper. BATEMAN 12ft cattle trailer, CATCH MASTER cattle crush & scales. Grain Equipment to include: FYSON grain elevator 45ft & numerous augers. Sundries to include: FRAZER mill & mix, Pressure washer, SIP200 welder, Cattle troughs. Workshop spares & equipment. Household sundries Included by kind permission: KUHN Power harrow & ACCORD Drill Comb. VADERSTAD 7.4 Spring Tine cultivator. FORD Force 3000 Tractor. SULKY 1504 fertilizer spreader. 40KVA Diesel Generator. LEMKEN Terradisc cultivator. OPICO grass harrow, 5m. NEW HOLLAND 945 conventional baler. Full catalogue can be downloaded from our website or telephone 0116 2814931

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Tractors: 2003 CAT Challenger MT765, 2006 John Deere 8430, 2008 John Deere 7530, 2005 John Deere 6920S (2), 1995 Ford 7840 SLE, 1985 Ford 7910. SelfPropelled Sprayer: 2006 Knight Laser 24m. Combine Harvester: 2001 Case IH 2388 AFS 20ft cut. Machinery: 2015/14 John Deere 750A no-till drills (2), 2017 Weaving Subdisc II 9leg 3.5m, 2005 Cousins V-form 7leg subsoiler, 2015 Cousins Contour rolls 12.4m, 2012 Kuhn Axis 40.1W fertiliser spreader, 2004 Kuhn HR5003DR power harrow 5m, 1997 Simba Double Press 3.3m, Dowdeswell DP1/4 7furrow onland plough, 1997 AS Marston ACE14 14tonne, 1982 AS Marston F10 10tonne trailer, 2005 Spalding MX2800 flail mower 2.8m, 2002 Kuhn Aero 2224 fertiliser applicator 24m, Parmiter Utah discs 3.3m. Included: 2009 Claas Jaguar 970 forage harvester, 2011 Litetrac Field Leader self-propelled sprayer, 2001 JCB Fastrac 3185, 2014 Claas Direct Disc whole crop header, 2014 Kemper 375 8row maize header, Frazier Agribuggy, 2007 Vaderstad Rapid A800S drill 8m, 2009 Kuhn BPR280 flail, Kverneland LD85 4furrow plough, Bomford B577 hedgecutter, Techneat Nutristart LQ, Simba Press 6.6m and 2B discs, KRM B4 fertiliser spreader, McAvoy twin mole drainer, Hall Eng. snow plough

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VINTAGE & COLLECTABLES AUCTION HOLT LANE, ASHBY MAGNA, LUTTERWORTH, LEICESTERSHIRE LE17 5NJ In Association with the Midsummer Vintage Festival Comprising: Tractors, Rural Bygones, Vintage Farm Machinery and Small Tools & Effects To Include Tractors for Restoration: Nuffield 465 Diesel Tractor, Fordson Super Dexter, Fordson Dexter & Allis Chalmers B Petrol Tractor Plus: Fordson E27N Tractor, Ferguson T20 Tractor, Massey Ferguson 203 Conventional Baler, High Lift 2 Tonne Pallet Truck, Qty Digger Buckets, Ifor Williams Plant Trailer and a Private Collection of Vintage Plough Wearing Parts Anticipated entry approximately 800 Lots TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION ON SATURDAY 16th JUNE 2018 AT 10.30AM On Instructions from Mr M A Squire The Grange, The Slade, Fenny Compton, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 2YB A VIRTUALLY COMPLETE FARM DISPERSAL SALE 2012 John Deere 6210R 4WD Tractor, 2011 John Deere 6930 Premium 4WD Tractor, 2004 John Deere 9780 CTS Hillmaster II Combine Harvester, 1997 Matbro TR250-110 Pivot Steer Telehandler Arable & Grassland Machinery: 2015 Bailey 16 Tonne Grain/Silage Trailer, 2012 Krone Swadro 800/26 Twin Rotor Rowing Up Machine, 2011 Opico 2.3m Three Leg Sward Lifter, 2011 Carre 6m Grass Harrow Prairial, 2011 Quivogne 3m Pluton Subsoiler, 2010 Berthoud Elyte 1600 DP Tronic Mounted Sprayer, 2005 Kockerling 4m Precision Cultivator Plus: Livestock & General Farm Machinery, Trailers, Ground Care Equipment, Livestock Equipment, Vehicles, Equestrian Equipment and Agricultural Requisites TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION ON FRIDAY 22nd JUNE 2018 AT 10.30AM Catalogues & Information Tel: 01788 564749 7 – 11 Albert Street, Rugby, CV21 2RX


Monthly machinery sale 12th June (second Tuesday) Entries inc. 2002 Renault premium 26 tons gross 6 wheel MOT unitl Aug 2. 2 Quads. Logmaker for 3PL with conveyor etc GWO, also machinery by BZ, IFor Williams, Bateson, Garvie, Bruff, GI weigh crush, 14 tonne 2A Grain trailer, 12 tonne 1A Grain trailer, old 4W lorry, various vehicles, 04 Shogun 3.2. All photographs on website. Sale starts at 9.30. Saturday 30th June Wright Collection of classic and vintage tractors,agricultural toys, old tools, etc etc. Catalogue available via

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WANTED ABERDEEN ANGUS stock bull. Must have a good temperament.

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Hi health pedigree performance recorded bulls for sale. Visitors welcome. TB4 07767 307044 S.Yorks (P) PEDIGREE SIMMENTAL BULLS 20 months, ready for work. Excellent breeding, high health, TB4, BVD accredited. Can be semen tested if required.

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POLLED PEDIGREE HEREFORD BULLS Choice of 4. 18-24 Months old. Also 6 year old Stock Bull. Good Conformation and Temperament. TB & BVD free. Tel: 01260 224331 Cheshire

15 BELGIAN BLUE X HEIFERS would suit feeding or bulling. TB 4 Area. Delivery can be arranged

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Restoration grant for historic farm buildings Grant details from Sam Johnson


he Historic Building Restoration Grant Scheme opened under Countryside Stewardship for the restoration of traditional farm buildings. The pilot scheme opened on March 29, 2018, and is set to run until January 31, 2019. The scheme is being made available to land managers and farmers in the Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District, Dartmoor and Yorkshire Dales national parks. The aim of this scheme is to help save iconic traditional farm buildings in the English National Parks from falling into disrepair. Owners of these buildings can apply for a grant, which offers up to 80 per cent towards the cost of restoration, which can include replacing the roof, weatherproofing the exterior or other restoration works to put

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Agreement It should be noted that the scheme cannot be used to fund a conversion of buildings to an alternative use such as residential or commercial use. The scheme takes the form of an agreement between the applicant and Natural England running for two years. All work to be carried out must be completed within two years and all claims for payment must be received within two years and three months from the commencement. Applicants must also commit that the buildings funded through the scheme will be retained in agricultural use in the condition set out in the agreement with Natural England for five years from the final payment date.

‘Applicants must first complete an implementation plan and feasibility study’.

To be eligible buildings must be located within the National Park, must be of historic significance, built using traditional materials and methods and must be evident on an OS map dated on or before 1940. Buildings cannot be within land parcels already


included in existing stewardship schemes. In order to apply, applicants must first complete an implementation plan and feasibility study. This is so applicants can work with the National Park advisers and appropriate consultants where necessary, on developing a management plan to deliver the restoration,. Full funding is available for applicants to seek the advice they need to develop high quality applications and secure funding for their projects. The traditional farm buildings we regularly see throughout the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park hold a vast amount of charm, character and beauty and it is excellent news a contribution is now available to preserve their historic value in the landscape. Sam Johnson is a chartered surveyor at Davis and Bowring. Call 01524 274 421 or email sam.johnson@

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An excellent ring-fenced stock/arable farm extending in total to 113.03ha (279.30 acres) with grazing rights on Stockdale Moor. The farmhouse has been renovated and modernised providing excellent family accommodation. There is a large range of modern and traditional buildings. There is also an opportunity to purchase a detached bungalow. For sale by Private Treaty in 5 separate lots, combination of lots or as a whole.

A breath-taking Lake District property overlooking Loweswater and the surrounding fells. This well-maintained property presents a unique opportunity to purchase a Lakeland hill farm with up to 170 acres land. This property will appeal to both farmers and investors with Mitchells Land Agency able to provide a full range of management services to investors. Please contact the office for further details.

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Derisory offers for telecom mast sites Eifion Bibby on terms and agreements


and and property owners who are approached by telecoms companies with regard to new sites for masts or renegotiating terms for existing apparatus are being advised to seek professional guidance before accepting any offers. The new Electronic Communications Code which came into force on December 28, 2017, as part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, contains wide-ranging reforms in favour of operators and previous enticing rentals are being replaced in some cases by derisory offers. Payment for the land hosting the mast is now to be assessed on the basis of its value to the landowner, rather than the operator and some telecoms operators are now seeking to drive down previous rentals to establish some low figures which can be used as comparables for further agreement.

For example, one client of mine who previously had been offered £4,650 per annum to host a telecom mast is now being offered a one-off payment of £32 for 10 years. In another example, an operator has offered £89.34 to set up a 15-year agreement for a site which previously had an agreement of £6,800 a year. When challenged on the offer of £32, the operator said it was a consideration based on the fact the landowner would not incur any costs that needed compensation. As land agents we are also concerned over the agreement templates being used. The operator’s draft documentation should merely be taken as a starting point to discuss site-specific terms. It is vital for landowners to fully understand the terms and implications of the new code and seek appropriate advice before signing any new agreements. The Government has been promoting the need for more cost-effective telecom sites to boost coverage

‘It is vital landowners fully understand the new code’.

but we hope these examples are of the extreme rather than what will become the norm. Where voluntary agreement cannot be achieved between landowner and telecoms operator the matter can be referred to a tribunal. We are also reminding farmers under the age of 40 in Wales they have a few days left to take advantage of the Welsh Government’s £6 million funding package available to

help them develop their businesses. The grant will provide £40,000 to 150 farmers as part of a Young People into Agriculture Scheme. Applicants must be under the age of 40 years old on April 1, 2018, and must be looking to establish a new business or develop an existing one. The funding can be used as working capital and will be paid to successful applicants in three instalments up to March 31, 2020. Applicants must be able to show they have the skills to be self-motivated to drive their businesses forward and also have a keen interest in the wider agricultural industry. As a part of the funding agreement applicants will also have to meet key performance indicators which will be agreed as part of their contract. The deadline for expressions of interest is June 12. Eifion Bibby is at the Colwyn Bay office of Davis Meade Property Consultants. Call 01492 510 360, or email

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Burlton Grange - Burlton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Guide Price: Please refer to individual lots For sale by informal tender - closing date Weds 27th June at 12 Noon. Rare opportunity to acquire a productive mixed holding on the edge of the desirable village of Burlton, comprising a substantial Grade II listed seven bedroom farmhouse, a range of modern & traditional agricultural buildings plus arable and pastureland extending in total to 462.40 acres (187.125 ha). Available as a whole or in six lots. Lot 1: £2,200,000 Lot 4: £110,000

Lot 2: £1,120,000 Lot 5: £540,000

Enquiries to: Uttoxeter Office 01889 562811

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NORTH YORKSHIRE Great Ayton Sheepfold Farms - first class dairy farm with adjoining youngstock farm. • • • • • •

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Annefield Farm, Amisfield, Dumfries

Easingwold: 2 miles, York: 11 miles, Thirsk: 12 miles Double fronted Manor House requiring full modernisation, 2 bedroom cottage, traditional farm buildings with potential, quadruple span modern livestock building. EPC=C

• Arable and stock rearing farm • Extending to approximately 275 ha (679 ac) • 4 bedroom farmhouse and four farm cottages • Extensive range of farm buildings • Potential planting ground adjacent to Ae Forest Available as a whole or in 4 lots

About 140 acres I Guide £2 million

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STOCK FARM LOADER TRACTOR SPECIAL OFFER 95HP 4WD, POWER SHUTTLE, AIR CON, C/W POWER LOADER, 3RD SERVICE, EURO HEAD STOCK. 3 YEAR 0% FINANCE. PLEASE RING FOR PRICE. NEW TRACTOR SPECIAL OFFERS Deutz 5110G GS 110hp, p/shuttle ...................£35,995 Deutz 5115, 119hp, full spec ................................. POA Kubota M5111 c/w loader (demo available) ........ POA NEW SPRING SPECIAL OFFERS ( EX STOCK ) Kverneland 3224 2.4mtr mounted mower Conditioner ...............................................................................£8,750 Kverneland 9439 3.9mtr Single Rotor Rake........£4,395 Kverneland 8460 6.00 mtr 6 Rotor Tedder ........£6,500 Kverneland 7740 Trailed Bale Wrapper (Demo Available) ................................................................ POA Kubota BF3255SC Supercut Round Baler (Demo Available) ................................................................. POA Kongskilde R.420 4.2mtr Single Rotor Rake £3,895.00 SPRING SPECIAL Trailed chain harrow 6ft-16ft from ....................£210.00 Mounted chain harrow 6ft - 20ft from ...............£750.00 Mounted springtine harrow 6mtr ................... £3,100.00 Ballast flat roller 4ft - 10ft from.......................... £625.00 S/H MACHINES 2013 JF VM14 tub feeder, twin speed gearbox, very tidy ..................................................................£9,150.00 2012 Kubota RTV900 camo utility vehicle ....£7,750.00 Vicon 1354H Vari-Spreader, tidy. ..................£1,250.00 JF Stoll R420DS Single Rotor Rake very tidy £2,850.00 S/H GROUNDCARE Sisis 1.2mtr multi-slit, tidy machine ..................£750.00 Logic 5’ x 3’ Galv Trailer c/w Tailboard, very tidy. ......... ............................................................................£400.00


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t: 015395 60833 LEVENS t: 01756 701166 SKIPTON NEWS! We are now MANITOU Dealers! South Cumbria, Lancashire and Skipton area. DEMO MF 7720 (200HP) F/PTO DEMO MF 4707 2WD (75HP) PLATFORM 2017 MF 7720 D6 50K F/PTO 2013 MF 7618 VARIO 50K F/PTO 2008 MF 7480 VARIO 50K 2008 MF 5465 DYNA4 2013 MF 5455 D4 c/w NEW LOADER 2011 MF 5455 D4 c/w LOADER 2008 MF 5445 D4 c/w LOADER 2010 CLAAS ARION 620C 2005 KUBOTA RTV900



£ POA £19,995 JUST IN £46,750 £29,950 £22,950 £36,950 £29,950 £24,950 £26,950 £5,450 £19,495 JUST IN £24,995



£2,195 £7,750 IN SOON £12,250 £27,950 £33,450 £6,950 £5,950 £8,995


FENDT 2125 BALER £26,750 VICON 124 DISC MOWER 8’ £5,395 VICON 228 DISC MOWER 9’ CUT £6,995 VICON 524 TEDDER (4 ROTOR) £4,595 FENDT 7706 TEDDER (6 ROTOR) £7,395 VICON 464 ANDEX RAKE (4.6M) SHOP/SOILED £4,995 MF 451 RAKE (SINGLE ROTOR) £5,695 MF 662 RAKE (TWIN ROTOR) £11,495 MF 316TL-V PLAIN MOWER (3.1M) £9,850 McHALE 991 LBER MTD WRAPPER £7,850 McHALE 991 BE WRAPPER REMOTE £11,450 2013 McHALE F5500 BALER £15,950 2016 WELGER RP245 BALER JUST IN 1998 NH 544 BALER COMING IN 2012 McHALE 991BE TRAILED WRAPPER JUST IN 2008 VICON ANDEX 633 TWIN ROTOR RAKE £6,450 2011 VICON RO-EDW FERT SPREADER £6,250 2005 KUBOTA RTV900 £5,450




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Large range of other machinery in stock PX & delivery taken • Tel 01889 500 572 - 07860715642 2007 Herbst 2000 gal Big Foot slurry tanker, tidy........................£4995 A S MARSTON Welger RP200 round baler, wide pick up, tidy .............................£3995 12 TON SILAGE/ Henton8 ton grain trailer, tidy order .............................................£3250 GRAIN TRAILER, Welger RP200 round baler, standard pick up ..............................£2550 Sutton 7` grab, c/w Kramer brackets, excellent ...........................£1695 EXCELLENT AS Marston 1100 gal vac tanker, good order ............................. £1195 ORDER................ Marston & AJP 8 &10 ton tipping trailers ........................... From £1200 ............................. Browns flat 8 grabs, choice of 3 .......................................... From £250 .................. £5750 2012 Claas Liner 2700 twin rotor rake, excellent order, due in ... £POA 2016 Amazon ZAM1001 Special fert spinner, excellent .............. £POA 2015 CLAAS A S Marston 12 ton silage/grain trailer, very tidy order ................£5750 2010 John Deere 324A mounted mower conditioner, very tidy ...£4950 VOLTO 1100 2012 Pottinger 265 mounted disc mower, very clean ..................£3995 TEDDER, GOOD 2012 Taarup 8` mounted disc mower, very cleam .......................£2995 ORDER................ Krone Swadro 681 twin rotor rakes, choice of two ...................... £POA ............................. 2015 ClaasVolto 1100 tedder, mounted, hydraulic folding...........£7500 ............................. Chiefton10 ton dump trailer, c/w hydraulic door, tidy ...................£4500 2007 Claas 3050 mounted disc mower, choice of two ...... From £2400 .................. £7500 2015 Lely 675 mounted 6 rotor tedder, as new ...........................£5950 Traileyre 3000 – 6 bale, bale carrier, c/w electric controls, tidy ...£2750 2010 JOHN Krone + Claas single rotor rakes, due in ........................... From £1950 DEERE 324A 2010 Claas Liner 2800 twin rotor rake, tidy .................................£8500 MOUNTED 2005Claas 3000TC trailed mower conditioner, very good order £5250 2008 John Deere 331 mounted mower conditioner, good order .£4450 MOWER CONDITIONER, 2008 Kuhn GMD 600 &700 disc mowers, due in......................... £POA West 1600 dual spreader choice of 2, due in .............................. £POA VERY TIDY Dowdeswell 6` rotor spike, heavy duty, tidy order .........................£895 ORDER..... £4995 New West dual spreaders, very keen deals ................................ £POA

F.G. ROWLAND LTD JOHN DEERE TRACTORS SALES & EXPORT 7290R 6215R 6210R 6195R 6190R 6155R 6150R 6130R 6120R

JCB Agri Super Handlers

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06 MF 5465, 4WD, 1800 hours only excellent condition ������������������������������������POA 07 MF 6480 CCLS hydraulic cab sus, tidy ��������������������������������������������������� POA 04 MF 6480 Dyna 4, tidy, genuine tractor ������������������������������������������������ £22,500 S MF 6170 4WD, V�Tidy, 6300 hrs ������������������������������������������������������������������ POA JARMET 5M, hyd spring tine grass harrows, as new ������������������������������������ £2,350 14ft Tractor mounted chain harrows ����������������������������������������������������������������� £1,075 SIMA 6M Cambridge rollers, tidy condition ���������������������������������������������������� £4,250 15 SPREADWISE Tractor mounted umbilical dribble bar v�tidy ���������������� POA 66 MANITOU MLT 735 ELITE, 150 hrs only, as new ������������������������������� £57,500 65 MANITOU MLT 634 ELITE 1270 hrs, tidy �������������������������������������������� £47,750 60 MANITOU MLT 627 ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������£21,750 64 MANITOU MLT 629 20” + 24” wheels, tidy, choice ��������������������������������� POA X MANITOU MLT 633, straight off farm �����������������������������������������������������������£12,750 NEW HOLLAND 6640 SL Dual Power 2WD, blue roof, tidy ������������������������������ POA R JCB 526S loadall farm special, very tidy ����������������������������������������������������£17,750 S JD2130 4WD, genuine condition, 1880hrs, only �������������������������������������������� POA D DB770 Red Selectamatic, v tidy ����������������������������������������������������������������������� POA MF 135 straight axle, 1400 hours only, original �������������������������������������������������� POA


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Two 40ft Fyson Elevators with 8ft hyd swinging heads, hyd wheel motors. One 27ft Fyson elevator with 6ft hyd swinging head. All 3 phase electric. Stored indoors.


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MANUFACTURERS OF ANY FARM MACHINERY AND PORTAL FRAME BUILDINGS NEW 24’ TANDEM BALE TRAILER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,700 NEW 10 TON DUMP TRAILER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,600 NEW 3000G VACUUM TANKERS - TANDEM . .£11,000 10 TON RE-CON BWA GRAIN TRAILER HYD DOOR £4,300 RE-CON 4 TON TIPPING TRAILER NEW BODY . . £1,800 2ND HAND 8 TON TIPPING TRAILER . . . . . . . . . . . £2,500





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• Width Under 55” • Height Under 80” • Full Cab • Joystick controls • 3rd service for grab operation • Transported on a small trailer • Ideal for muck clearing small sheds, working a sawdust dispenser, power a small power brush.

Call Chris Davis 07375520169 Kevan Bretherton 07912085994 • OFFICE BISPHAM 01704 822343 • OFFICE NANTWICH 01270 624141 • KENDAL 01539 756367 BOSTON • LINCOLNSHIRE NEW, USED & HIRE MACHINERY

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USED JOHN DEERE 3050 TRACTOR (1989) c/w 4wd, 2 manual spools, 2 speed PTO.

JI T&F 8T TRAILER (1988) c/w lights to RTA, independent hydraulic brakes, parking brakes.

SG VADERSTAD RAPID 800S 8M DRILL (2010) sharmuller ring hitch type, 2 rows of discs.

USED KUBOTA RTV 900 (2007) c/w 1c/w 2,750 hours, 4×4, road lights, towing eye.

TM USED GRIFFITHS 14T GRAIN TRAILER c/w hyd. brakes, 10 stud axles, super single tyres.




SULKY/MASCHIO 4M COMBINATION DRILL c/w Maschio 4000 model, 4m power harrow.



c/w arched full front window, extra rear lights.

BIG CUTTER 2.8M FRONT AND REAR FLAIL (EX HIRE) c/w hyd side shift, large rear roller, new flails.

HAYTER LT 324 RIDE ON MOWER (2007) c/w 4000 hours, road legal, rops frame, 4wd.

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RC10 WHEEL LOADER £14,995 EX VAT 1 tonne lift, 4 cyl with earth bucket, muck grab and toe tip bucket, max lift height 3m



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T580 TELESCOPIC LOADER £24,995 EX VAT £24,995 EX VAT In stock, 2.2 tonne lift and air con


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Pronar NV161/1 T185 Hook JPM LivestockTrailer Jpm ton Agri Multi New Portaquip Twin Pronar Lights, Beacon & New JPM 18 Ton New 14 Minos Rear End Trailers Spreaders Lift w/ LEDDuty Lights, dual Purpose Dump Axle Bale ToolTrailers Box in stock Heavy Dump 2.4 Rotavator. c. wGalv slurryAngled door, Hay ................................ .................................. Trailer 215 / 75c.w R 17.5 AlloyRoller. Ramps, c.w Oil & Air Trailer, c.w Packer Teagle Titan 9, Rear Discharge Kuhn Tub Mixer c.was standard Teagle Tomahawk 8080, sprung drowbar hyd .................................. wheels dimensions Racks, Chequer 23ft................ £5,200 Brakes ................... Internal Very Strong Spreader c.w Slurry Door,................... Wide Elevator. Good Condition £9,000 Trailed14’ Straw Chopper.£8,200 Elec, brakes ........ £15,000 ..................... x 7’10’’... Plate Floor, LED 27ft................£13,000 £6,200 ..................£13,400 Machine.......£4,200

Portaquip 21ft Hustler BigTandem Bale Self Holland Keltec bale slicer is Class Massey Ferguson Jpm 18 Ton Chieftain T 4-85 Liner 2900, Cattle Trailer Loading Unroller & (2014) designed to remove Twin 5455 Rotor 4WD Rake. Tractor Tandem Axle c.w Plant Axle Dump Trailer. 4WD Dividing.................... Gates on c.w Feeder For Round wrappedAs bales (2005) Power Electric Control Trailer Extensions ...... Tractor. New....... ..... c.w Joskin Siroko 4010/9VBales, Rear Feed Redrock Tub Mixer, K&K Tub Mixer. 400 Floatasion Both 1000............................... ............................... Shuttle 5237 Box. Very TidyHrs ............................... ............................... Discharge....... Spreader withSides Slurry ........... c.w Front Conveyer (2006). £2,750Good Working Wheels £8750 £4,400 ................... New TyresOrder £16,500 £9,250 ................... £7,400 .............. £3,500.00 ................. £21,500 ....................

JPM Kubota MaloneTomahawk Disc McHaleM130X 991B with Kuhn ChoicePrimor of NEWLivestock Malone 570 4 Teagle Trailer with LED Silage Front Trailed Mowers Very&Well TrailedEnd baleLoader Wraper 2060H McConnell, Bomford, Roter Tedder (5.7m) 8100 Lights, On dual 215 Straw Chopper with (61 Plate ). Kubota Straw Built ......... Malone .................................. Twose,Chopper Kuhn & w/ £6,500...................... /NEW 75 RMalone 17.5 Swivel veryTub Mixer M130X Swivel Shoot, Elec Teagle Titan wheels 9, Rear c.ww/ Front Teagle Tomahawk 8080, 700 7ft Shoot Disc Kuhn Mowers .................................. Orsi Hedge Cutters. 840 Discharge List Price as standard. SlamDoor,tidy(2013) ................ Linkage (2012). TrailedControls. Spreader c.w Slurry Wide 800Elevator. Condition Straw Chopper. Elec, 6 Roter Tedder £4,500 8ft DiscGood ................................. Choice of 15.............. £13,800. Used shut dividing gates .................................. M125XSwivel w/ Shoot Angle Pto (2012) ..... £11,500.00 ...............£6000.00 ................................... (8.4m)....................... Mowers....................................£6500.00 £4,800 900 Kubota ................................. .......... £9,250 ...................... £9,000 ..................... £6,800 Front Weight (2007) Once ........................£POA ......................£9,000 9ft £5,500 ................ .....................£4,500

Reco J5100 Teagle Ferguson Claas Jeulin Liner 880 AW 30ftTomahawk Trailer.c.w Keltec Brownsbale and slicer Ritcheis Massey New Galfre 350 Trailed SelfRotor Loading 8080 Silage remove 5455 4WD Tractor Profil Twin Stewart Alloy& Straw designed Flat 8 & 10toGrabs. Tandem Axle 3.5 Feeder Wagon. Will Chopper Swivel wrapped PowerRake. Rake. Good Livestockwith Container Choice of bales 5 from....... ..... (2005) Single Rotor Shuttle Spread Pit .............. Silage, ........... £4,400 Joskin Siroko 4010/9VShoot Rear Sheep Redrock 1000............................... Tub Mixer, K&K Tub5237 Mixer.Hrs Condition. with Decks ............................... ............................... New TyresOrder £16,500 Round & Spreader Square with ... ................................. ................... Discharge Slurry c.w Front Conveyer (2006). £2,750Good Working ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... Door. Very Tidy ...........£9750.00 Very Tidy.....................£5800.00 ....................................£3000.00 ............................... ................................. ............................... ............................... ................... ................... £5,500 £5,500 .................. £11,000 ............£400 - £500 ................... £3,600

Angle Pto (2012)..... £11,500.00 ....................................£6500.00 Swivel Shoot...............£6000.00 Door. Very Tidy ...........£9750.00 Very Tidy.....................£5800.00 ....................................£3000.00 ! ! NEW NEW


Kuhn FCNV161/1 303 Connor 9700cHook McHale 991BE Gowell Pronar T185 JPM LivestockTrailer Jpm 14 Twin ton Multi Pronar YGLTrailed Mower Trailed BaleinWraper. Trailed Lift Trailers stock Trailed w/ LED Bale Lights, dual Film Purpose Dump Rear End Spreaders Teagle Titan 9, Rear Discharge Kuhn Tub Mixer c.w Teagle Tomahawk 8080, Conditioner 750mm. Cable Wrapper Wrapper Very .................................. 215 / EX 75 VAT Rwith 17.5 Trailer, Alloy Ramps, c. w slurry door, Spreader c.w Slurry Door, Wide Elevator. Good Condition Trailed Straw Chopper. Elec, Very Tidy Good Power Pack Tidy......................... sprung drowbar hyd Control. .................................. wheels Internal dimensions In stock, 2.2 tonneas liftstandard and Angle Pto (2012)..... £11,500.00 ....................................£6500.00 Swivel Shoot...............£6000.00 .......................£6,500 ......£3,500 brakes ........ £15,000 Condition ................... £13,000 ..................... £5,800 £9,000 ....................£5,500 14’ x 7’10’’... £8,200 air con ...................



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McHale 991C Connor Trailed 9700J 125 Portaquip 21ft Hustler Big Bale Self Connor Keltec bale slicer is Krone MasseyKR Ferguson In LineTrailer Trailedc.w Wrapper, 750mm, Bale Balers, Cattle Loading Unroller & Trailed designed to remove Round 5455 4WD Tractor Joskin Siroko 4010/9V Rear Redrock 1000 Tub Mixer, K&K Tub Mixer. Wrapper. Elec on Joy Stick Joystick Dividing Gates Feeder ForControl. Round Wrapper. wrapped bales ....... Good (2005)condition Power Discharge Spreader with Slurry c.w Front Conveyer (2006). Good Working Order Controls............. Good Control. As New. .............................. 400 Floatasion Bales, Condition Feed Both ............................... Shuttle 5237 Hrs Door. Very Tidy ...........£9750.00 Very Tidy.....................£5800.00 ....................................£3000.00 ....................£3,250 and£16,500 £2,850 Wheels ....... £8750 ....................£3,800 Sides ........... £4,400 ................... £5,500 £2,750 £1,850 New Tyres

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For more info call James Bowring on 07500 786742 or head office on 01623 847171

2015 Fendt 716 Vario, Profi spec, Front linkage, 4 rear spools, 650 & 540 tyres @ 80%, Full susp, 1122 hrs

2017 Fendt 1050 Vario, Profi plus, Vario grip, Front Linkage, Wheel & Front weights, Evo seat, 400 hrs

2010 Fendt 936 Vario, Front linkage, Full susp, Wheel weights, 650 & 540 tyres @ 60%, 9000 hrs

2015 MF 7345 Combine Hydrostatic, 5 Straw walkers, Straw chopper, 18’ header, Four seasons work, 771 hrs

2016 NEW Pichon Spreader Helix 8 painted spreader, Rear discharge, Greedy boards, Slurry door, Sprung Drawbar

10020424 £83,750 W

10020191 POA W

10020944 £57,000 W

10020856 £92,000 W

30019973 £16,000 F

2008 Bomford Hedgecutter Falcon model, 5.5 metre arm length, 1.5m pro cut head, T-flails, ICS electric controls

1996 MF 40RS Combine Hydrostatic, 6 straw walkers, 20’ Powerflow header, Straw chopper, Chaff spreader

2016 Iszu Arctic Truck Auto, Satnav & reversing camera, Tow bar, Roller shutter top, Climate control, X Demo

2008 Duport Injector Farmer model, 4 metre working width

2009 Honda TRX420FA Semi-auto, auto or electric shift, tow bar, independent rear suspension, tidy bike

10019958 £7,750 W

10019684 £16,000 W

30018875 £23,500 F

10014839 £3,500 ONO W

30020182 £3,750 F


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ALAN: 07795 954584

JONATHAN: 07825 081513


EZ80, ET16, ET24, ET18, ET90





WEIDEMANN 4070T – 2012, 6000 HRS.......£27,950 WEIDEMANN 4270 – 2014, 3000 HRS.........£37,850 WEIDEMANN 2070 CXLPT, 900 HRS .................DUE IN WEIDEMANN 1350, 2016, 2650 HRS ...............DUE IN McCORMICK X6.420 – 2015.................................... POA McCORMICK CX105 – 2015, 4600 HRS ...........DUE IN NH T5060, 3.1 LOADER, 2011, V/TIDY ..............DUE IN NEW WACKER NH TS115 SLE, 2001, TIDY ...............................£18,500 NEUSON’S NH 8340, 10000 HRS, V/TIDY .............................DUE IN IN STOCK FORD 5030LP, 4WD, 8X8 SHUTTLE....................DUE IN INTERNATIONAL 785 C/W LOADER...................£4,250 DAVID BROWN 1494, 2WD...................................DUE IN JCB 526-56, 2015, 3750 HRS, TIDY ...................DUE IN TEAGLE TRAILED STRAW CHOPPER..................£5,850 SHELBOURNE 19CM DIET FEEDER, 2007........£8,750 SHELBOURNE 11CM DIET FEEDER, TIDY.............SOLD RP202, 2013, 2500 BALES ONLY ...................£14,750 LELY STORM 130 PROFI, 2014 ................................ POA LELY 320MC, 2014 ................................................£5,950 LELY 280MC, 2011 ................................................£4,750 KUHN 5001, VERY TIDY.........................................£2,850 KUHN FC313 MO/CON, TIDY ...............................£3,500 NEW WEIDEMANN’S IN CLAAS 250, VERY TIDY..........................................£2,450 KUHN GF502 GYROTEDDER *NEW*.................£6,533 STOCK KRONE COMBI PACK 1250 BALER/WRAPPERDUE IN AMAZONE ZAX1402, VERY TIDY...........................£1,750

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Cubley Malton Northallerton TRACTORS

New Holland T6020 Delta, 2008, c/w NH Loader, Air Con ........................POA 31027171 New Holland T7.250 Power Command, 2014 ...................................................POA 31026955 TYM YT903ST Tractors and Loader, 2013, power shift cab c/w turf tyres YT903/T1003R3T YTX9500SLE loader & 86” bucket .............. .............................................£30,000 71023730 New Holland T7.170, 2012, range command, 40 kph, terraglide axle, cab suspension, sidewinder armrest,electric spools, front linkage, approx 4500 hrs ....£39,500 61025993 New Holland TS115A, 2004 ....POA 31026720 New Holland T7.245 Auto Command, 1250 hours, Front Linkage, 2 MMV, 2017, 650/65R42 Michelin, Trimble 750 Steering GPS .............................................£87,950 41027120 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 2017, 50 kph eco, f/links & services, mid mount valves, auto guidence ready, bar axles, 160 lpm, hyd pump, cab pack 2, 710/70R38 600/65R28@85%, approx 1850 hrs ................. .............................................£76,000 21025418 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 2017, 50kph, f/links & pto, cab pack 2, isobus, power beyond, 160 lpm, hyd pump, 650/65R42 540/65R30@85%, approx 1850 hrs ................. .............................................£74,000 21025421 New Holland T7.225 Auto Command, 2017, front links & pto, 12 led’s, cab pack 2, isobus, power beyond slice, 160 lpm hyd pump, 650/65R42 540/65R30 @ 85%, approx 1500 hrs .......................................£74,000 21025692 New Holland T7.225 Auto command,50KPH, 2016, front linkage, midmount valves & service to front, 140 lpm pump, 12 led worklamps, electric mirrors, climate control, bar axles, large touch screen, 710/70R38 @ 85%, approx 2800hrs..........£66,000 21022611 New Holland T7.210 range command, loader ready c/w mid mounts, 4 aux valves, classic armrest, cab pack 2, 12 led’s, 50kph, air brakes, full susp, 650/65R38 540/65R28 @ 85%, approx 1800 hrs.........£60,000 21025697 New Holland T7.210 Range Command, no front links, loader ready with mid mounts , joystick, 4 dav’s, dynamic comfort seat, 8 led work lamps, 650/65R38 @85%, approx 2200 hrs, very tidy .......................£59,000 21022613 New Holland T7.260, 2013, Power Command, 50k, 4 electric spools,650/75 R38, front linkage .............................................£55,000 61022512 New Holland T7.235 Power Command, 2013,front linkage & pto, approx 4000 hrs ...... .............................................£49,000 21027226 New Holland T7.210 AutoCommand, 2015, f/links, 50 kph, intelliview 4, very tidy, 650/65R42 540/65R30 @ 35% mich, approx 4800 hrs ..............................£48,000 21025595 New Holland T6.175 Electro Command, 2015, auto pto,creeper box, push back hitch,full suspension,18.4x38 14.9x28 @ 50%, approx 2000 hrs .............................£46,500 21025405 John Deere 6930 Premium, 2009, c/w 50kph front axle & cab suspension 4 rear spools, Front linkage, Nearly new tyres all round 650/65 R38 and 540/65 R28, 6400 hours ........ .............................................£41,500 41026311 Massey Ferguson 6480 Dyna 6, 2011, 50kph, front linkage full suspension, 650/65x 38 and 540/60 x 28 dynamic seat 4 spools no air brakes..................................£38,500 41026377



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New Holland T6.175, six cylinder 4wd, tractor, c/w electro command, full susp, 3 speed pto, telescopic mirrors, add blue, 600/65 R38 and 480/65R28 ..........................£38,000 41026565 New Holland T6.175, 2013, 50k, 4 spool, full susp., front linkage, 600/65x38 480/65x28, approx 5300 hrs..................£36,500 21026482 New Holland T6.175, 2015, 40k, front linkage, full susp. 4 elec spools, 650/65x38 480/65x28, approx 5200 hrs..................£36,500 21026484 Case MAXXUM 110, 2011, Only 1800 hours , 4wd, 4 cylinder with rear wiper, hook arms, 3 spools, hydraulic push back hitch, fitted with a Q40 Loader. very tidy .........£35,950 41027046 New Holland T7.210 Power Command Side Winder, 40kph, Front Links and PTO, 8050 Hours, 2013, 480/85R42 ....£34,500 41022811 New Holland T5.115 Dual command, 2014, air con and air seat tidy tractor, tyres at 80%... .............................................£33,500 11025669 New Holland T6080 Range Command, 2010, 4wd, 2 beacons, 600/65x38 480/65x28, tyres @ 30%,approx 6000 hrs .....£33,500 21025543 Massey Ferguson 5610 4wd, 2015, air con,air seat, Dyna 4 transmission, front axle & cab susp, c/w 945 Quickie loader, self level & soft ride, euro headstock ..........£32,500 21027203 New Holland T6030 Plus, 2008, Electro Command, cab susp, 520/70R38 @40%,420/70R28@ 50% ..£29,500 11026861 New Holland T7050 Power Command, 2009, front linkage, manual spools, twin beacons, 7000+ hours, 650/65R42,540/65R30 ............... .............................................£29,000 21027214 Claas Arion 620, 2010, Standard axle, cab susp, no front links, 3 manual spools, 40 kph transmission, 4707 hrs, 460/85 R38@90%, 380/85 R28@80%............... £28,500 61027200 New Holland T6070, 2008, electro command, 40k transmission, 420/70R28 10% & 0%520/70R38 30% & 10% approx 4095hrs ..... .............................................£28,500 41026688 Kubota M135GX 4wd, front suspension, 4 spools, 520/70 x 38 50% & 420/70 x 28 20%... .............................................£27,950 41026714 Kubota M9960 4wd, c/w air cond, air seat, hyd shuttle with loader euro faceplate on 480/70 x 34 tyres................£26,500 41026906 New Holland TS115A, 2007, electro command, 40kph, std front axle, no cab suspension, front weight carrier, 2 spools, 14.9R24 front tyres @ 20% 16.9R38 rear tyres @ 30%, approx 5629 hrs ....£24,950 61025600 New Holland TS115A Electro Command, 2005, 16x16,2 manual spools,air seat,drop PUH,No cab suspension,540/65 R38 @ 60%,480/65 R28 @80% .....£21,000 11026963 Ford 7810, 4WD, F Reg, Good tyres all round, recent dual power, PTO pack and Hyd Pumps . .............................................£10,950 41026147 John Deere 2650, 4WD 1992, 9700 hours c/w SG2 Cab, Front Fenders, Weight Carrier(No weight) ..................................£8,750 21023134 Ford 3000, 2WD excellent condition ................ ...............................................£6,500 41027035 MF 1235 Compact Tractor, 4wd, hydrostatic drive, 2 spools with turf tyres and roll bar ....... ...............................................£5,950 41024009 New Holland TC31D , Manual Transmission, Turf Tyres. .............................£3,950 41025781 Set of 22 Fan Weights and Carrier c/w 3 point linkage frame. .......................£1,395 21026166 New Holland 740TL to fit NH T6.160, joystick piped from rear spools, 2015...POA 21026986

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FM750.......................................POA 21026989 Hi Spec V12 Diet Feeder, 2011, single auger, with 2 speed gear box, right hand elevator BALE WRAPPERS with teaser roll......................£8,950 41023705 Kuhn SW4004 Trailed Telescopic Bale Kverneland Compact 10 Diet Feeder, wide Wrapper, 2013, C/W Hyd Pack, twin satellite angle drive, electric controls, electric vari arms, 750mm film applicator, 6 film storage speed, hydraulic brakes, electro hyd KDF side arms, 19.0/45 - 17 Vredestein tyres, 19400 to side conveyor ..................£6,500 31025362 bales from new. ..................£24,500 51025644 Abbey 10 Cube Tub Feeder, Single Auger c/w Kverneland UN7655 Twin Arm Round and front conveyor ......................£6,500 41024898 Square Baler Wrapper .........£7,500 41023716 Kuhn 5060 Trailed Straw Chopper, bale lift kit, McHale 991LBER, 2014, round bale wrapper, top and side schute, Elec Controls .................... mounted on trailer with power pack, very ...............................................£5,750 41022123 good condition .....................£7,250 21024588 Shelbourne Reynolds Powermix 11 express Goweil G5020 Trailed Round Baler Wrapper, with front conveyor ..............£5,500 41025481 2006 Build, Approx 25,000 Bales ...................... Kuhn 3560 Trailed Straw and Silage Bedder, ...............................................£5,750 41025424 2009, Side Chute, Electric Controls................... KV Bale Wrapper, cable control, 500mm wrap ...............................................£4,250 41020136 ..................................................£750 21027204 Kuhn EuroMix 1460 Twin Horizontal Augers, 2004, new chain and slats, r/h side discharge . BALERS & HANDLERS ...............................................£3,750 11025333 New Holland RB150SF, 2016, approx 6500 Storti mixer wagon, 17m3 single axle c/w bales ..........................................POA 31025383 conveyor ...............................£3,500 61021252 Kuhn LSB890 Tandem Steering Axle Big Baler Keenan FP140, entry weigh cells, lights, super 80x80 or 80x80, first used 2014, swath roller single tyres. ...........................£3,500 21017089 on pick up, Bale eject, Roller chute, Moisture Belair Trailed Straw Chopper c/w Swival meterm knotter fans, auto lube, drop floor, Chute,2002. ..........................£2,750 41024619 VT50 isobus control box, approx 36,000 bales Lucas Castor G Trailed Straw Chopper ............ .............................................£45,000 41024059 ...............................................£1,950 41021447 Welgar RP445, 2012, ‘E’link,pro controls + iso JF 12 Cube Paddle Feeder, c/w weigher. Needs bus, chopper, crop press roller, oversize tyres relining. ....................................£950 41025338 & brakes,approx 15500 bales ........................... COMBINES .............................................£20,500 21024587 New Holland RB150 Round Variable Chamber 35 Ft Varifeed 2 header, c/w rhs hyd rape knife, Biso Profi header trailer header, 2012.... Baler, 2014, flotation tyres, braked axle, wide pick up, HD jockey wheels, dual density, .............................................£17,500 11022149 approx 16000 bales ............£16,950 61024289 CX or CR Smartsteer ............£2,750 61024159 New Holland RB150 Super Feed,Round DISCS Variable Chamber Baler, 2014, flotation tyres, Quivogne APX TL Discs 3.55m, 16 discs per braked axle, wide pick up, drop floor, approx 16000 bales ........................£16,500 31025318 row, front row cut away, rear row plain, manual gang folding, end tow kit ..................... Krone Big Pack 88 VFS Multicut, 2004, Tandem Axle, Approx 64,000 bales .................. ...............................................£3,500 11023782 Quivogne APX TL 4m Discs. .£2,950 41025576 .............................................£15,950 41026792 Kuhn VB2190, 2014, c/w 500 tyres,drop EXCAVATORS floor,crop roller,approx 23200 bales................. Takeuchi TB016 Cabbed, 2010, Tidy, good .............................................£15,000 21025857 tracks, hitch & buckets, ready to work, aprox New Holland BR7060 Super feed 2, 2012, 2760 hours ............................£9,500 61024199 10900 Bales, Variable Chamber ........................ New Holland E26B Mini Excavator, 2014, only .............................................£14,950 41024707 199 Hours from new. 2.46m Height, 3.82m New Holland BR7060 super feed II, 2012, c/w Length, 1.4m width 2590kg weight .................. wide tyres,rotor feed,approx 30000 bales ....... .............................................£19,250 41021875 .............................................£13,000 21026427 Takeuchi TB235, 2015, c/w Q hitch and Vicon LB8200 Big Baler, Power density, 80x80, 24”,30”,60” buckets all with dummy pins,2 4 band , twin axle, 500/50R17 tyres, under extra buckets 12” & 18” with pins,1900 hours 40000 bales ........................£11,000 31027022 .............................................£17,750 31027176 Welger RP535, 2008, c/w hydraulic brakes,17 Yanmar B15-3, 2004.............£8,500 61023277 knife chopper, control box,approx 54000 Digging Bucket 30”, 35mm pin size to fit TB230 bales ....................................£10,000 21026364 or TB23R,good condition .........POA 31023204 New Holland 378 Conventional Baler, wide Hills Hyd Hitch to fit Takeuchi TB290, done pick up...................................£4,000 61022637 300 hours ..............................£1,600 61024889 John Deere 459 Conventional Baler ................ 12” 24” digging buckets, 60”ditching bucket to ...............................................£3,950 51026924 fit TakeuchiTB260 ....................£550 61026897 Browns Flat 8 Grab, complete with Euro Rhinox Spring Hitch, to fit TB216 ..................... brackets....................................£495 41022198 ..................................................£400 61027033 Cooks Flat 8 Bale Sledge .........£500 51026925


Strautmann Vertimix 1251, 2013 .................... ...................................................POA 31024377 Strautman 17 twin tub, 2011, c/w front conveyor andrear door ........£9,500 41026649 Strautmann Vertimix 1051, single auger diet feeder, cross conveyor, home made extension ...............................................£9,500 61021372


Kuihn 30.1QE, 3000 lts, cover, lights, headland kit, variable rate, tidy spreader ......................... ...............................................£3,600 21025892 Kuhn 30.1 QE, 2700 ltr, and Cover S6 discs 24M .......................................£3,500 41019726 Sulky Prima DPX, 1500ltr hopper, Cover, Manual headland spread, very tidy .................. ...............................................£2,850 61019958

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Kuhn MDS 19.1 twin disc, with M1C discs & hopper extension. As new ...£1,950 41026926 Sulky 12-24, in very good order........................ ...............................................£1,950 21026579 Amazon ZAX 1402 twin disc, 2013, 12-18m spread, 900L hopper, hyd shut off, very tidy spreader................................£1,950 21023971 Vicon Rotaflow, 2008, twin disc, hyd shut off, RS-C model, good vanes, working order .......... ...............................................£1,300 21026409 KRM 1900H twin disc, 24m, folding cover, tidy and in working order ...............£950 21027050 Amazone ZA-OC 1200 litre, twin disc, hydraulic shut off .....................£450 21026982


Pottinger Torro 5100L, 2012 Pick Up Wagon, Autocut, Tandem steering axle, 600 tyres, very tidy. .....................................£35,000 41025254 Strautmann Super Vitesse, 2008, auto lube, hyd drawbar with suspension, draw bar ext, chain drive, good working order,500/50R17 tyres ....................................£18,000 21022030 Pottinger MEX6 Trailed Forage Harvester, 2013, Very Tidy ...................£15,950 41026770 Pottinger Euro euromatic, 500/50-17 tyres .... .............................................£13,500 61026594


Brice Baker Aeration Fan........£295 41019783


Ferri Hedgecutter c/w electric control & 1.3m head, 2002 ............................£6,750 11020774 Bomford Hawk Evo 6.5T, 2012, 3 Point Mounted, 1.2m Head, Joystick controls, L/H Cut. ......................................£12,750 41023384 Bomford Hawk Evo 6.5T, 1.2m head c/w roller, front flap hood, axle mounting, joystick control, v/good order .........£12,500 21025720 McConnel PA65T Hedgecutter, c/w 1.2m multi cut head c/w competition flails v4 controls ...............................£11,950 41027006 McConnel PA5570 only done 3 seasons work,owner user machine, very tidy................ .............................................£11,000 11024157 McConnel PA60 Hedgecutter, 2008, C/W XTC controls, 1.2m head, lift & angle float .............. ...............................................£8,500 31027172 Spearhead 606 VFR, 3 point mounted, 1.2m head, Armrest control, 2006 ................. £6,950 Shelbourne Reynolds HD55 axle mounted c/w electric controls 1.2m head, with belt drive approx 7 years old .......£4,950 41025872 Bomford Supertrim, 3 point mounted, Cable Controls.................................£1,950 41026541 McConnel 1.2M Multicut head c/w hydraulic roller and F10 fails ................£1,750 51027142


Manitou MT932 c/w pallet tines, std rear hitch, no air con, joystick control, approx 6340 hrs .............................................POA 21024395 Manitou MLT627T EV, 24” Wheels, c/w air con, d/apuh, JSM, tyres 20%..................... POA Manitou MLT741 PS, Elite, CRC, AC, PUH, hyd locking, tyres @ 90%, approx 2042 hrs ............ .............................................£49,500 61024379 Manitou MLT741PS, 2014 complete with hyd locking, CRC, air con, pickup hitch, boom lights & tool box, 460/70 x R24 new tyres, warranty up to 3000 hrs, approx 2438 hrs ...................... .............................................£47,000 11024219

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JCB TM320S, T4i 3B, warranty until 6000 hours, new tyres, q-fit carriage, boom suspension, aircon, powershift, boom lights.... .............................................£45,000 21026918 Manitou MLT735 Elite, 2014 LSU 120 powershift, crc suspension, pick up hitch, hydraulic locking, Manitou headstock,air con, air seat, 24” tyres @ 20%,approx 3900 hrs ...... .............................................£44,000 61022638 Manitou MLT634T 120PS,120 LSU PS, crc, jsm joystick, air seat, boom work lights, air con, hyd locking, very tidy machine, tyres @ 15%, approx 3100 hrs..................£38,500 21023157 Manitou MLT625T, 2015, Premium c/w sideshift carriage ...............£38,000 31026718 Massey Ferguson 9305 Handler, 2016, very tidy. .....................................£36,000 31026563 Manitou MLT634T, 2014, Elite spec, boom lights, approx 4600 hrs .......£35,000 21026361 Manitou MTA630, 2012, c/w pallet forks,pick up hitch,460/70R24 tyres fronts @ 30% rears @ 20% ................................£34,500 11025929 Manitou MLT627, 2013, New Engine fitted..... .............................................£33,000 41023127 Manitou MLT735PS, crc, pick up hitch, air con, hydlocking, JSM control, 460/70R24alliance @ 95%,approx 3191hrs ..........£32,000 11022967 JCB 527-55, 2013, hyd locking,JCB tool carrier, 3rd service, tyres down, very tidy truck, well serviced & under average hours, approx 2000 hrs .......................................£29,250 21025594 Manitou MLT741T, 120 LSU PS, air seat, boom lights, extra beacons, 50% tyres, approx 7000 hrs .......................................£28,750 21023310 Manitou MLT741T, 2011, 120 LSU PS,air seat, boom lights, extra beacons, 50% tyres, approx 7000 hrs ..............................£28,750 21023309 Manitou MLT840, 2013, Elite,air con & air seat, hyd locking, cab slightly damaged, 500/70R24 trelleborg tyres @ 50% all round, 7883 Hours .........................£28,000 11025733 Manitou MLT627 Evo 24, 2009, c/w Hydrauic locking, pick-up hitch, Air con, CRC Bom suspension ..........................£27,500 61023102 Manitou MLT627T, 2008, mono ultra, 24” c/w p/tines, tyres 20%, v.tidy, approx 4500 hrs....... .............................................£26,000 21025928 Manitou MLT627T, 2009, c/w air con,d/apuh, JSM, tyres 20%....................£25,000 31026719 Manitou MLT627T EV, 2009, air con, CRC, hyd locking, puh, 24” tyres front @ 60% rear @ 80% 4491 Hours. ...............£25,000 11022449 Manitou MLT634 120LSU, hyd locking, A/C, tyres @ 40%, approx 8404 hrs .......................... .............................................£20,000 31026411 Manitou 526T 24” c/w p/tines,air con, airseat, approx 5750 hrs..................£18,500 21026574 Manitou MLT731, 2004, c/w air con & pallet tines,approx 6300 hrs.........£14,500 61025039 Tanco 175 Multi Sheargrab, 2016, bolt on euro brackets, as new ..........£2,950 41027132 Cherry 7ft, 10 tines on fork, 6 tines on grab on New Holland brackets ..........£1,600 61025441 Grain Bucket, 3cm3, Manitou brackets,to suit MLT735 or bigger, as new, never been used .... ...............................................£1,250 21026610 Albutt 7ft 6” Grain Bucket, (70 cu ft) ............... ...............................................£1,150 11026201 General purpose bucket, very little use, good blade, euro brackets ................£700 61022632 Single bale spike, 3 point mounted.................. ..................................................£370 11025593 Flemming Round Bale Handler c/w no.3 brackets....................................£350 41027124

12” 24” & 36 “ digging & 60”ditching buckets to fit TB240 ...............................POA 21026615 Single spike complete with Chilton brackets ... ...................................................POA 21026613 MX C40 Bale Handler complete with pipes and eurobrackets......................POA 21026593


Fella SM320 Mower, 2014.......POA 31024131 Krone TC760 Plus, 2016, twin rotor rake, steering rear axle, 15.0/55-17 tyres, electric controls, centre curtain, nearly as new condition.............................£12,850 41027228 Fella TS801 Twin Rotor Rake, 2013, spare wheel, immaculate ...............£9,000 21025940 Vicon 632 Mounted Mower Conditioner, 2015, very little use from new .......................... ...............................................£6,950 41025271 John Deere 1365 trailed mower conditioner, 2002, 10ft, road lights ..........£5,950 21025983 Claas 770 Mounted 6 Rotor Tedder, Hyd Folding, 7.7 m, 2012 .............£5,850 41022504 Kuhn FC302G Trailed Mower Conditioner, 1998 ......................................£4,950 41024956 McConnel Magnum 230 Euro Flail Mower, 2015 ......................................£4,250 31027045 Kuhn VKM280, 2008, Hyd Side Shift ................ ...............................................£4,250 41023703 Kuhn GF6401 6 rotor tedder, 2005 .................. ...............................................£3,950 41026757 Kuhn VKM240, 2016, c/w hydraulic off set and standard spec ................£3,950 51027163 Claas Disco 3050+ Mounted Mower Conditioner ..........................£3,950 41020696 Pottinger Novadisc 265 mounted mower , 2010, very tidy. .....................£3,895 41025647 Kuhn FC202 mounted mower conditioner, 2005 ......................................£3,750 41026710 Kuhn GA3201 Single Rotor Rake, 2011, very tidy ........................................£3,250 41025490 Westmac GX2400S Mower Conditioner ......... ...............................................£3,000 31027023 Reco Fella TS456DN 2001, Single Rotor Rake . ...............................................£1,950 31018506 McConnel Topper 9, heavy duty, 2015, very tidy ........................................£2,750 51027138 Kverneland 3128 Mounted Mower Conditioner, 2007 ................£2,500 21017677 McConnel PT9 Topper ........£2,400 21026443 Kuhn GA3201 single rotor rake in excellent condition ..............................£1,950 41027086 Kuhn FC300G trailed mower conditioner ....... ...............................................£1,950 41027010 Major 800SM Side Topper, 2003, gearbox drive, hydraulic fold 8ft cut in excellent conditon................................£1,650 41027134 McConnel PT270 Topper, 2014 ........................ ...............................................£1,500 11027236 Fransgard RV300 Haybob ....£1,400 41021419 McConnel Topper 9..............£1,250 41024220



Kverneland PB100 7 Furrow Semi mounted plough, good order, go to work, no 8’s & std manure skims .......................£6,250 31023176 KV LD85/200 shearbolt, manual variwidth, depth wheel, no rear disc, number 28 bodies, manual sideshift ...................£6,250 11026674 Dowdeswell DP120S, 1996, 6 furrow, good metal, tidy .............................£3,500 41019740 Dowdeswell DP100S, 1996, 5 Furrow, Rear Discs, and Land Wheel. ........£2,950 41023704 Dowdeswell DP100S, 5 furrow, shearbolt protection, rear discs, depth wheel,with spares ....................................£2,500 41022344 Dowdeswell DP7C, 4 Furrow Plough, Shearbolt Protection ............£2,500 11020833 Lely 3m front press with spring tines and packer roll.............................£2,250 41022087 Michael Moore 4.5m trailed press .................. ...............................................£1,950 41025577 Dowdeswell DP7 4 Furrow Auto Reset c/w rear disc and depth wheel ...£1,500 41022091 Richie 1.5m Front Tyre Press................... £995


Sulky Compact 4m SPI air drill pre-emergance markers,mechanical drive,NGS fitting kit c/w KV NGS 4 mtr power harrow with cracker ....... ...................................................POA 61022355 Vaderstad RDA600S, 2014, reinforced tyres, system disc aggressive, cross board ................. .............................................£45,500 21025544 Vaderstad Carrier 500, c/w paddles, 50% discs, good roller.................£22,250 21024189 Vaderstad RDA400A, 2012, c/w interactive depth control, system disc, track eradicator, wheel press pivot ...............£39,500 31017657 Kuhn NC3000 Venta Power Harrow disc drill combination, 2009, only 1500 acres from new .............................................£17,950 41025707 Vaderstad RDA 400S c/w Front packer Riged track eradicators System disc Levelling board Following harrow Pre emergence markers Approx 16500 acres ...........£15,000 11018848 Kverneland TS6000 EV 2010, 5 rows tines,steps,following harrow,1.25 tonne capacity, lights,track eradicators ....................... .............................................£14,950 11020311 Vaderstad RD300S, 2005, c/w system disc,press wheels,pre-emerg markers, track eradicators,approx 9000 acres ......................... .............................................£14,500 31023462 Kuhn HR4003D Power Harrow c/w Packer Roller .....................................£4,950 41024235 4M Accord combination, kuhn power harrow, q-fit tines, c/w Accord DAS air drill suffolk coulters .................................£4,500 21026933 KRM TI305 Drill Combination, c/w 4m KRM drillmate, hyd folding, suffolk coulters, following harrow .................£3,500 21024120 Rabe PKE300 packer roller, bolt on tines......... ...............................................£2,500 21026760 Lely 4m , 1996, Polymat pneumatic drill c/w following harrow ..................£1,650 41024001

Techneat Avacast 400 avadex applicator trailed model with 12m boom......................... ...............................................£5,500 41026385 RENN RFB trailed roller mill, PTO driven ......... ...............................................£3,500 21027104 Parmiter 6m Tined Grass Harrow, hyd folding approx 10 years old ..............£1,950 41025966 Hackett 12 ft Folding Grass Harrow, Very tidy ...............................................£1,450 21025535 ROLLS Sutton 6ft Brush ......................£750 41023927 NRH CRS-CB8 8M Cambridge Rolls, 2015, hyd Stocks Pro 65 slug pelleter with electic on/off folding, 24” rings, 3 section, heavy cambridge approx 7 years old ...................£350 41026384 rollers with breakers.................POA 21026413

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They twist, grab and tie twine like nothing else, but the humble knotter still has the potential to tie many operators in knots. Geoff Ashcroft sought a few pre-season tips from John Deere harvesting territory manager Mike Baker.

Know your knotters


ew machines have the ability to strike fear into the hearts of operators like a conventional or large square baler. Whether it has two, four or six knotters, waiting for the inevitable mis-tied bale and the hair-pulling which often follows is all part of the operating process, right? Not so, says John Deere’s baler specialist Mike Baker. He says: “A bit of effort spent checking and examining the knotter bank and its components can save you a lot of hassle in the middle of harvest. Often the problems are simpler to resolve than you might think, though it is easy to jump to the wrong conclusion, instead of starting with the basics.”

While all knotter types operate in the same mechanical way, there are units which tie one knot per bale and models which tie two. Many large square balers have moved to a double knotting system, simply to handle higher bale densities. It is a process which sees twine presented to the knotter from above and below the bale, with a knot tied at either end. This technique reduces twine and knotter load, simply because the twine is not kept under constant tension during bale formation. Conventional two-string balers operate with a single knot, which requires twine tension to be maintained throughout bale formation, putting additional load on the knotting process.

Knotter problems can often be simply rectified.




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MR Baker advises operators of big square balers to pay particular attention to the lollipops which sit above the knotters, or in Deere’s case, to the in-cab terminal which displays virtual lollipops. “When you become used to a pattern of movement from the lollipops – which can bounce during operation – you will soon spot one which shoots upwards or downwards. You then need to stop and look for what is not going on.” He says the tendency is to keep driving in

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the belief it was just a glitch, and it will correct itself on the next knot. “If a lollipop goes up, the knot has not tied and the top twine is not being pulled through,” he says. “If a lollipop goes down, the twine is likely to be wrapped around the billhook and something will break if you continue,” he says.

Adjustments “If you have to adjust the spring tensioners then make small adjustments – one flat at a time with a nut can be plenty. It is easy to reintroduce a problem than it is to fix.”

KEY components include this swiper arm, which carries a stationary blade, and it works in conjunction with the billhook. Do not be tempted to remove and sharpen the knife to save money, says Mr Baker. “Knife sharpening will remove material and create a gap which will affect twine cutting durability,” he adds.

Swiper arm “Before you remove a knife, look at how it sits on the swiper arm with its shim – it will not be mounted square to the edge. And this is deliberate positioning so it cuts neatly and cleanly.” The billhook sits against the swiper arm when knotting is complete. “If you can move the jaws, either the roll pin or roller bearing could be worn and this is unwanted movement which will affect twine tying reliability.”

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WORKSHOP HOW A KNOT IS FORMED KNOTTING string is a simple mechanical process. A needle presents twine to a retainer which holds it firmly while a rotating billhook collects and twists the twine to form a loop. As the billhook rotates, its jaws are opened, allowing the twine to be drawn through the loop, creating the knot as the loop slides off the billhook. The billhook rests on a swiper arm, which moves laterally

to position twine and also to provide a cutting function as it sweeps past the retaining discs which are used to anchor the twine. Knotter movement is provided by cams and gears to carry out the correct amount of movement to create a knot and cut twine. Mr Baker says: “The system is surprisingly reliable, but when an intermittent fault does occur, it can test the patience of a saint.”

COMPARE AND CONTRAST MULTI-knotter systems provide an opportunity to compare and contrast. “If you get one knotter playing up, take the time to study them to see what is different,” says Mr Baker. “Measure any gaps and look for misalignment or broken parts. If they all play up at once, it is likely there is a huge failure – perhaps from debris, a foreign object or needle timing – or it is a twine problem.” Individual knotter faults can take some time to fathom, he says.

“Pull the securing pins and lift the troublesome knotter assembly so you can take a good look around and under it. If you think a component is suspect, swap it to another knotter and see if the problem persists. But remember to refit the securing pins.”

Process If a problem persists, Mr Baker suggests it can be worth fitting an action camera to film the knotting process and review the operation in slow motion.

ADAPT TO DIFFERENT STRING STRING has a huge influence in the way knotters operate. And mixing different string types is a recipe for disaster. Mr Baker says: “Twine should pull freely from the twine box, but the top and bottom twines will then pass through a holder to create tension as it is pulled into the knotting mechanism. “There are different thicknesses of twine and the

twine on a double knotting system needs to be tensioned correctly. If too loose, string can tangle around the billhook resulting in either the string or the billhook jaw being snapped.

Twine “If you change twine type, you may need to adjust twine tensioners to maintain consistent reliable knot production.”

KEEPING IT CLEAN DEBRIS and dust are the enemy, so fan operation is essential to blowing the area clean during operation. “Too much grease can be problematic too,” says Mr Baker. “Use an airline to remove unwanted chaff or trash from the area. And remove excess grease too as you do not want to contaminate the twine retainers.” He suggests not reaching for

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the pressure washer. “This can push water into bearings and bushes, leading to corrosion and seized parts,” he says.

Free-play “And when rust is worn away, this creates free-play in areas where you need a snug fit.” He also suggests storing balers under cover when not in use.


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MACHINERY USER STORY A self-propelled feeder is a serious investment, but for one new beef unit Keenan’s 345SP is offering several benefits. Jane Carley reports.

Technology helps to beef-up feed regime T he requirement to offer consistent, high quality, traceable rations as part of a high-tech production system has led former veterinary surgeon Rob Drysdale to invest in the first Keenan self-propelled diet feeder in the UK for his StraightLine Beef enterprise. After taking up the tenancy of a former store cattle unit in October, Mr Drysdale has invested significantly in the Winterwell Beef Unit near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, upgrading the existing sheds to meet the needs of the intensive system. Calves are reared from 10-14 days old and raised in small groups, with the aim being to graze where possible and grow on a predominantly grass-based diet. Cattle are finished indoors for the last 90 days. Mr Drysdale explains: “Our aim is to work with dairy farmers to reduce wastage of calves and improve their returns. We have a mixture of clean and TB-controlled units and pay the same whether cattle are TB-free or not.” The cattle are kept in batches with yards divided into smaller pens, managed according to age, weight and fed specific rations. The

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farm grows in excess of 5,000 tonnes of its own forage each year. He says: “We make three silage cuts a year, at 35 per cent DM, 11 per cent ME and 17 per cent crude protein. Purchased feeds include crimped maize from a local grower, a 33 per cent protein blend from KW Feeds and 250kg per cow of calf nuts, plus machine ground straw and a moist blend from KW based on brewers’ grains. “We can guarantee soya and GM-free diets for customers who want it.”

Rob Drysdale


Rations Diets are tailored further to each animal, with native breeds getting a more forage-based ration than the black and whites, which switch to high cereal rations at 400kg. It is the feeding of bespoke diets to small groups of cattle which drew Mr Drysdale to the Keenan horizontal paddle system, which was already in use under the previous management in a trailed machine he inherited during the changeover. “Paddle machines seem to have gone out of favour, but I believe they produce a really good quality, consistent mix, especially on smaller loads,” he explains.

Paddle machines seem to have gone out of favour, but they produce a really good quality, consistent mix

“Vertical auger machines are better at chopping baled silage, but we do not need a machine to chop, just one to mix efficiently and consistently.” The feeder’s ‘tub’ comprises a horizontal shaft featuring six paddles. These work against fixed knives mounted in the bottom of the machine. Like the trailed version, feed is then discharged via an auger, in a separate side chamber running parallel to the main tub. “This discharged feed is fed out using a conveyor at the front of the machine.

“We always planned to purchase a self-propelled feeder wagon, as I believe its benefits outweigh the investment required, and a loan machine from Keenan arrived in November before the new 345SP was ready in March,” he says.

Benefits With an interest in a farm in Estonia which uses a vertical auger self-propelled machine, Mr Drysdale was already conversant with the benefits of self-loading. “On that farm, one man feeds 800 cattle and the only other machinery is a loader and scraper

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USER STORY MACHINERY INTOUCH SYSTEM AT WORK THE in-cab InTouch controller is connected via the internet to Keenan’s InTouch monitoring software, recording and communicating ingredient weight, diets, rotations, mixing speed and mixing accuracy. The company monitors the information for troubleshooting purposes, and can provide live feedback and support, including nutrition advice if required.

Data Mr Drysdale also works closely with a number of independent nutritionists who help him to source the best products from his suppliers, and this data can all be incorporated into the system. He says: “We aim to feed to pen level, and to achieve total pen gains in liveweight. This means we are working with a lot of detail, so the level of technology available is very useful.” Keenan also offers a wider

data service comparing results from other herds and systems and Mr Drysdale says while this is of interest, he believes in comparing apples with apples, so data from similar animals would be of greatest interest. “We are looking to measure performance more accurately with the help of KW and Wynnstay,” he says. “However, unlike dairy farms which have the ability to monitor performance every day, it is more difficult with beef, but we are now selling beef two or three days a week which gives us more regular yield data.”

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tractor. It also means the manager can feed the cows himself, so can apply his feeding knowledge in practice.” The Keenan feeds nine loads per day and farm manager Steven Barbour thinks it saves an hour a day compared to a trailed machine of the same capacity. Mr Drysdale says: “Over a year, the running costs for a loader and tractor mount up. “To run a high capacity vertical auger trailed machine we would need a large tractor which would otherwise stand idle as we use contractors for field work. By using a self-propelled feeder, we also save hours on our JCB loader as well as freeing it up for scraping, mucking out and bedding up. “The milling head is a very important part of the system as we have several fields contributing

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Farm manager Steven Barbour shows the quality of the final ration.

to each clamp. Three cuts of silage are taken and, although we aim for consistent forage, it is impossible to avoid narrow seams of variable grass. “I was concerned that using a block cutter would mean a variable diet fed each day, but a milling head takes a shallow depth of material from the full height of the face, so it is more consistent. “There is the risk of blocking the milling head and conveyor, but the Keenan rotor can reverse to clear any blockages. “Milling the feed also helps with the mixing action, fluffing the silage up before it gets to the paddles. It also easily reaches the top of a tall clamp.”

Detail Mr Drysdale adds plans are afoot to exploit the consistency offered further by adding an NIR sensor to the head to measure yields as the forage is collected, recording and processing this data on Keenan’s InTouch control system. “This level of detail is more commonly applied to dairy cattle, but that is the approach we are aiming for,” he comments.

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Milling the feed helps with the mixing action and it easily reaches the top of a tall clamp ROB DRYSDALE The new model benefits from the manufacturers latest InTouch terminal technology, which is quicker and more efficient to use, saving Mr Barbour an additional 20 minutes a day. Mr Drysdale says: “We have an ethernet cable to the barn giving WiFi connectivity within 50ft of it so feeding data is constantly uploaded, and changes are made as needed when Steven is feeding, and I can easily access the information if required.” With a rigid chassis and 3.98-metre wheelbase, Mr Drysdale says the cab can feel a long way from the wheels. “We have had to get used to it,” he says.”Although the turning circle is tight, there is not much space between the barn and the feed stores and the milling head was at risk initially.” Mr Barbour says the feeder has performed well, but needs practice to get the best out of it. He says: “When taking forage at height it is easy to blow it into the front of the barrel and block it up. “There is plenty of power and it is very efficient at mixing. I shut the revs down when not feeding to save fuel. “The diesel tank is quite small, but I only fill it up three times a

Feed can be discharged to either side of the machine.

week and it can be feeding for three hours a day. “I have found it surprisingly manoeuvrable, and the rear view camera comes in useful. Although the barn is a recent build, it is tight in places for modern machinery and you would do it differently on a greenfield site. “Manoeuvring a tractor and trailed feeder around these buildings was actually more difficult.”

Value The discharge conveyor can work to either side, but Mr Barbour tends to feed on the cab side to closely monitor the feed-out. The machine has been supplied with a full warranty and service contract over a four-year term. “Another benefit of the self-propelled type is that it has a high resale value due to the demand for second-hand machines – I have

already been quoted some 35-40 per cent of the original cost at four years old,” says Mr Drysdale. Keenan has worked with local dealer Smarts to train a service technician in the specialist requirements of the machine and back-up includes a replacement feeder if needed. “In reality, the only parts likely to go wrong are the milling head and the conveyor, so we could always load it with the JCB and carry on feeding. “That said, we did have an AdBlue pump go down on the demo machine over Christmas. The part came from Iveco in Italy and we were back up and running in two days, and now they keep the pump in stock in the UK,” says Mr Drysdale, emphasising that in a similar way to a milking parlour, the operator of a diet feeder needs the dealer to be close at hand for peace of mind.

Farm facts n Winterwell Beef Unit, Chesterblade, Somerset n 320 hectares (791 acres) of grass, of which 138ha (341 acres) is in the Higher Level Stewardship and 140ha (346 acres) short-term leys n Having started with 430-head in 2017, in 2018 StraightLine Beef will produce 2,500-3,000 cattle, with the target for 2019 being

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Prototype of forward control Discovery is launched rUtility vehicle gets

positive response

SURPRISING visitors at the recent Land Rover Legends event in Bicester, Isle of White, company Rotodama showed a prototype of a forward control cab version of the Discovery. The novel invention, dubbed Rediscovery, sees a second-hand donor Discovery chassis used as the base of the vehicle, with a purposebuilt cab positioned at the front. This leaves space behind for a generous length of load bed (3.7 metres by 1.8m) to be fitted. Still in prototype form, the company wanted to use the event to gauge reaction. Thomas Cowley, Rotodama director, says: “We were not sure what to expect from Land Rover enthusiasts, but the response was overwhelmingly positive. It seems there

Three of Rotodama’s directors (from left) Daniel Pomfret, Mark Crates and Thomas Cowley. Rotodama’s Rediscovery uses a second-hand Discovery chassis.

are a lot of individuals who have thought about creating a similar utility vehicle for a long time.” During construction, the chassis is not altered in any way structurally, making the vehicle fully road legal, says Mr Cowley. “Many people were surprised that the 12ft long load bed and cab are inside the original footprint of the Discovery.

Strong “With the Defender now no longer available, our creation looks like it is the best way to get a strong, simple and serviceable British-built utility vehicle in 2018.” The show also gave the team the opportunity to compare the Rediscovery alongside other forward control Land Rover Legends, such as the military ‘101’ – a vehicle celebrated for its utility capabilities. The two are very similar sizes, says Mr Cowley.

“Alongside the show we launched the website and social media channels,” he says. “We have had more than 50 online enquiries within the first 48 hours alone, from people as far afield as Australia, Canada and New Zealand expressing interest, as well as numerous tree surgeons.” Rotodama’s aim is to offer both a complete vehicle or, if customers wish, just the cab and conversion

kit. The cab can be fitted to both Series 1 and Series 2 Land Rover Discovery vehicles. In addition, the concept is applicable to most body-on-chassis vehicles, says Mr Cowley. “Most 4x4s could be re-bodied in this way,” he says. Pricing and availability are to be confirmed by the end of June, with cabs going into production soon after.

Suzuki announces a new king in town SUZUKI recently announced the launch of three new ATV models – the King Quad 500X, 500XP and 750XP. Several areas of the new Suzuki King Quads have been updated.

Top of the redesign priority list, says the manufacturer, was to improve handling, increase towing capacity, boost engine perform-

ance and enhance the vehicle’s practicalities. The front suspension, steering system, power steering system, rear stabiliser, and the chassis frame are all new, which combine to deliver improved straight-line stability, says the firm, as well as more stable handling when cornering.

Terrain As a result, these improvements are said to make the machine easier to ride, as shock levels are reduced and less rider effort is required when travelling over diverse terrain. Improvements to the chassis also result in an uprated towing capacity to the outgoing models – an increase of 33 per cent to 600kg. Refinements and changes have also been made to the engine unit to deliver smoother and stronger 102 | JUNE 8 2018

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acceleration characteristics from standstill, in order to help achieve the increased towing capacity. Additional updates to the continuously variable transmission and clutch system have been implemented to alter the acceleration and deceleration behaviour, improving engine braking. For practicality, Suzuki has introduced a range of features such as new additional storage compartments and a handlebarmounted headlight. A new multi-function instrument panel is also easier to view and includes a service reminder icon, says the manufacturer. An LED tail light has also been introduced to improve visibility and to free up charging capacity for other electrical devices. The new King Quad ATVs will be ready to order from September onwards.

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CNH takes driverless tractor concepts one step further rReal world tests being planned

SINCE revealing its autonomous (driverless) tractor concepts at the 2016 Farm Progress Show, USA, under its Case IH and New Holland brands, CNH Industrial has continued to evolve the technology and is now implementing pilot programmes to study autonomous vehicles in real life farming situations. At one end of the scale, New Holland is partnering with a vineyard to look at how one of its small T4 tractors could be of benefit when operated autonomously. At the other end of the scale, Case IH is applying the technology to its Quadtracs and is partnering with a large farming business which operates across four US states and Canada.

Different strategies In 2016, both brands showed similar sized 400hp concepts, but with very different strategies; Case IH with its futuristic looking cabless Magnum, and New Holland with a T8 which showed how the technology could be migrated from one tractor model to the next. This included follow up previews of how the firm’s NHDrive technology could be integrated into one of its T7 Heavy Duty tractors.

NEW HOLLAND’S PILOT PROGRAMME NEW Holland is partnering with E. and J. Gallo Winery, California, USA, the largest family-owned vineyard in the world, in a pilot project testing its NHDrive autonomous technology applied to T4.110F vineyard tractors. The aim of the programme is to gather agronomic and operator feedback on the use of this technology in everyday vineyard activities, says the manufacturer. By using one of its small T4 tractors, New Holland aims to show how its NHDrive technology can be scaled up or down its tractor ranges. The pilot programme will carry out a full range of vineyard

maintenance and crop production tasks. These often repetitive applications represent a broad cross-section of activities which are undertaken in vineyards, says New Holland, and are

also representative of those carried out by wider agricultural sectors.

CASE IH’S AUTONOMOUS QUADTRAC FOR its pilot programme Case IH is collaborating with Bolthouse Farms, one of the largest carrot producers in North America.

The goal is to understand how autonomous technology can be used in large-scale applications, says the manufacturer, and will

focus first on primary tillage and deep tillage — both highly repetitive tasks which Bolthouse Farms conducts year-round. For this, a small fleet of autonomous Quadtrac tractors pulling various cultivators will be used. Case IH says this will help evaluate autonomous machine control in a variety of applications, soil types, meteorological conditions, and sensing and perception activities.

CATEGORIES OF AUTOMATION DATA generated during both pilots will be fed back into each brand’s respective autonomous vehicle programmes, providing detail on a range of possible automated and autonomous applications. In particular, both brands will be evaluating how varying levels of automation and autonomy fit in with various agricultural applications. This ranges from operator assistance where technology supports the operator in the cab, to full autonomy with no on-site supervision of the working machines. Case IH, in particular, has found that current and future technology needs fall into five categories of automation for

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agricultural field applications (see graphic). In addition, research carried out

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Extending its gearbox options, McCormick’s X6 tractor series is now available with a CVT. James Rickard tries out the new X6 VT-Drive.

CVT tractor for the masses

X6.440 VT-Drive specifications


ll three of McCormick’s large-frame X6 tractors are now available with the option of a continuously variable transmission (CVT). These complement the firm’s X7 and X8 offerings, which sees McCormick’s CVT availability span 110-300hp. However, unlike their bigger stablemates which use a ZF-

sourced transmission, the X6s are equipped with a CVT designed and developed by Argo, McCormick’s parent company. This sees a two-range unit offer infinite speed adjustment from 0-40kph, or 0-50kph depending on spec. With X6 VT-Drive tractors comes a generous standard spec level too. This includes a 30.5cm (12in) touch-screen terminal, cab

■ Engine: 4.5-litre, four-cylinder, FPT ■ Power: 130hp (rated), 140hp (boosted, which kicks in for pto and transport work) ■ Transmission: Two-range, continuously variable ■ Hydraulics: 110 litres per minute, load sensing and 38 litres/ minute for steering and clutches

suspension, three mechanical spools, push-out hitch, four-speed pto, high capacity hydraulic freeflow return and fender controls on both sides of the tractor.

■ Rear linkage lift capacity: 5.4 tonnes ■ Diesel tank capacity: 180 litres ■ AdBlue tank capacity: 25 litres ■ Tyres: For the largest diameter, up to 540/65 R38 tyres can be fitted at the rear. The widest tyre fitted can be a 600/65 R34 ■ Wheelbase: 2,540mm ■ Retail price: From £83,311

To see how the addition of a CVT impacts the X6 tractor range, we try out the flagship 130hp (rated) X6.440 tractor fitted with a McCormick-branded Manip MP100 loader.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION THE transmission comprises two mechanical ranges, low and high, offering speeds up to 16kph and 50kph respectively. Similar to Fendt, depending on model, a range change requires the tractor to come to a stop. While this is not a big deal, it would be good if this could be done on the move as many other CVTequipped tractors can. In each of the two mechanical ranges are effectively two ‘virtual ranges’, offering a total of four working ranges; low one, low two, high one and high two. Via the tractors’ touchscreen terminal, the upper limit of low one and high one can be altered. Additionally, a cruise speed in each of the four ranges can also be set. It sounds complicated, but the manufacturer has done a top job with its new touch-screen terminal (see cab and controls box) making tractor set-up very simple. 104 | JUNE 8 2018

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The transmission can be operated via the main control lever or via the foot pedal. When using the pedal, the full range of pedal movement corresponds to the range of speed selected.

Range For example, if the upper speed limit of the selected range is 10kph, then it will require 100 per cent pedal movement to achieve 10kph. This has the benefit of desensitising the pedal when working at low speeds, making speed selection more precise – good for loader work. Although safe, a slight faff is the switch between high and low ranges which, via the lever, requires a consent button to be pressed with one finger and a double tap of the range change

button with your thumb. Why not one button, one press? The relationship between the engine and transmission can be adjusted from fully automatic to fully manual via a knob. The former is ideal for 95 per cent of work.

Unlike the X7s, the transmission will come to a complete stop, and it will hold the tractor on a hill, making operation easier. In addition, disc brakes are incorporated into the front hubs for true four-wheel braking.

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CAB AND CONTROLS WHILE similar in appearance to the X7, the X6’s cab frame is slightly smaller, suiting the tractor’s smaller stature. Its four-post design offers decent panoramic views and a transparent roof hatch is standard. While the latter does help with views to a raised loader, it certainly is not the best on the market as its small size and chunky cab cross member hinders sight lines while the curvature of the hatch distorts views. As for layout, the tractor employs the same dash and steering column as its bigger brothers, along with a common armrest control concept to the right. This should enable drivers to easily hop from one McCormick tractor to another. All primary functions fall to hand on the main control lever, including transmission, hydraulics and linkage. For shuttling, the left-hand shuttle lever or the main control lever can be used. Also

incorporated into the shuttle lever is a park lock position. As mentioned, the new touchscreen terminal can be used for much of the tractor’s set-up.

Set-up Featuring clear icons and an iPadlike feel, it is one of the simplest on the market to navigate and can also take input from two camera feeds. And for set-up of functions such as cruise and engine memory settings, these can be done by getting up to the desired working or engine speed and holding the

relevant button. Again, this is very simple, offering users the choice of using physical controls or going through the screen. The screen is also IsoBus-ready, however, you will need an extra screen for guidance, from McCormick’s UK partner L.H. Agro. This comes in the form of a Topcon X25 or a larger X35 screen. While this is a good option for those who like to monitor a second screen, which could also be swapped between tractors, it is a shame the tractors’ screen cannot do this as an option.

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MACHINERY TEST DRIVE HYDRAULICS, AXLES AND PRACTICALITIES THE Argo-developed rear-end can be generously specced with up to five, double-acting spool valves; either with all five electric or two electric and three mechanical, offering dedicated hydraulic flow rates up to 110 litres per minute. Pleasingly, the hydraulic and transmission reservoirs are separate, avoiding any unwanted contamination from dodgy tipping trailers. Our model came equipped with Carraro-built front suspension. While it is maintenance heavy with multiple greasing points, it does offer a decent ride. This can be operated in one of three modes: on, off or automatic. If turned off, it will automatically kick back in above 12kph. However, the steering could

do with being a touch lighter, especially for loader work. On the left-hand side of the tractor, the diesel and AdBlue filler points are neatly grouped together, while steps lift up on the right-hand side to gain access to the battery. It does feature a toolbox, albeit a token gesture of one.

Spool valves Thankfully, storage of the drawbar is at the rear of the tractor, right where you want it, and most spool valves are biased to the left-hand side. These are also clearly colour coded. Its category two rear linkage offers a 5.4 tonne lift capacity, a bit under par compared to some of the equivalent-powered competition, but not too bad for most jobs.

FG verdict UNLIKE other ‘small’ CVT tractors on the market which give the perception of highly complicated tractors, the more down-to-earth heritage of the McCormick X6 VT-Drive brings the convenience of

a CVT to the realms of the livestock farmer, and beyond. Featuring a good mix of mechanical and technological elements, it is a tractor which will suit different generations of

drivers. You can make it as complex or as easy as you like.

Loaded Aside from a few niggles, such as a poor roof window, inadequate

toolbox and having to stop to make a range change, the X6.440 VT-Drive is a ‘fully loaded’ tractor, which should suit a wide variety of applications in many farming situations. National Conference Centre, Birmingham Thursday 18th October 2018


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First blowfly strike cases of 2018 reported rCost of inaction far

outweighs prevention FARMERS across the UK are beginning to see blowfly strike in their sheep flocks, with weather conditions around the country leading to flies becoming active. An interactive map produced by Elanco Animal Health and the National Animal Disease Information Service has seen a number of strike cases reported. The first reported cases were in Hampshire, before spreading across Devon, West Sussex and Buckinghamshire. Particularly severe cases include a flock in Dorset, in which 50 per cent of a lamb group has been hit by blowfly strike. Latest reports are in northern England and some initial cases in Scotland. Richard Wall, professor of zoology at Bristol University, says: “The timing and severity of blowfly strike is strongly influenced by the weather. This is a reminder to farmers that now is the time to act for early prevention. Delaying treatment not only costs the

Now is the time to act for early prevention when it comes to blowfly strike.

farm but risks the welfare and productivity of the flock. Strike can develop very quickly, with the first maggots appearing within 12 hours of eggs being laid.” Fiona Hutchings, technical vet at Elanco, says: “The costs of inaction when it comes to blowfly strike far outweigh the costs of protection. With 99 per cent of farmers having suffered financial losses as a result of blowfly strike, the potential impact on your

flock simply is not worth the risk. Farms need to take control by using a preventative insect growth regulator product with full fleece protection.” Mrs Hutchings is clear just monitoring symptoms is not an effective strategy. “By the time symptoms show themselves, it is often too late. It is easy to overlook even one struck sheep and blowfly strike can cause huge damage in very little time.”

Preventative advice from NADIS and Elanco ■ If a preventative treatment has not yet been applied, do so. By using preventative treatment early in the blowfly season, the risk of strike will be dramatically reduced ■ Manage the fly population – reducing the fly population early in the year by using an IGR has the greatest impact on the challenge to your flock for the grazing season. Flies can lay up to 3,000 eggs in a three-month period and an insect growth regulator will break this cycle ■ Reduce dirty backends – dagging, crutching and timely shearing are all important Tail docking lambs is a debated but accepted procedure to reduce strike in lowland flocks ■ Be vigilant while checking stock – check stock daily for any signs of strike; dirty backends, foot rot lesions and open wounds are all good candidates for egg laying sites MORE INFORMATION To see the map or report a case of blowfly strike on your farm, and alert farmers in your area, go to blowflytracker All data is confidential and not shared with your vets or any other bodies. The information will be used to build an active national map of when strike is occurring.

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LIVESTOCK Robin Milton completed his six-year term as chairman of the NFU’s Upland Forum last month. Chloe Palmer speaks to him about his farming career and his thoughts for the future of the uplands.

‘If you make a strong case, it is possible for the voice of the uplands to be heard’


obin Milton is not a typical hill farmer. He turned his back on the opportunity of a lucrative career to return to the family farm and adopted a speculative approach to building the farm business at home in Exmoor. He became chairman of the NFU’s Upland Forum in 2012 and has since campaigned relentlessly for the sector, achieving several notable successes including securing parity for the payment rate for severely disadvantaged land.

Qwhy did you choose to return

How did your career start and

to farming? Having spent some time away from the family farm I was offered a job as a management consultant in the United States with a very attractive salary. I turned it down and instead opted for a move back to farming on Exmoor. My choice to return to farming was prompted by an uncle’s decision to retire. He was farming a small farm near to where I grew up and he rang me and made me an offer to take on the farm. So I said yes and took a 95 per cent pay cut.



How did you develop the farming business? We took on my uncle’s farm in the mid-1980s and, at this time, land was relatively cheap. Within five years of returning home, my brother and I had bought five blocks of farmland. By the early 1990s, we owed a lot of money and interest rates were at 17 per cent. But our perception of risk then was entirely different from how it is

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now because at that young age you think you are invincible.

Qin farming influence your

How did your early experiences

business decisions later in life? My father was very active in public life for much of the time. I always said this would never happen to me. So he left the day-to-day farming to me and my brother, even though I was only in my mid20s. He would never let us use his farm as collateral for our investments, so we had to take on the responsibility for the risk. Now my brother and I have sons who have always wanted to farm, so four years ago we decided to split the farm business to allow succession. I now farm in partnership with my son but he is the priority partner and he became my boss at 23 years old.


Qwith the NFU? I had a farming injury when a Asheep jumped off the top deck of How did you become involved

a trailer and hit my knee square on, causing multiple fractures and I also broke my ankle. I was unable to farm for two years but I needed something to keep me busy.

Qmost proud of from your time Which achievements are you

as Uplands Forum chairman? When working with an organisation such as the NFU which represents all the farming sectors, you have to be able to make the case so the uplands are not sidelined. One of the first things I did was to fight for equality of payment rates within the Single Payment


Robin Milton

Scheme and this caused some disquiet within sections of the NFU. No other part of British agriculture except the uplands has its own section in the recent command paper, so it shows if you make a strong enough case it is possible to ensure the voice of the uplands is heard.

Qthe likely future system of

What are your thoughts on

payment for public goods? I think a system of payment for public goods bodes well for the uplands because there is now recognition the public good is there because of the management by farmers. This is why many upland areas are designated landscapes. To maintain the farmed landscape we need a system which brings people back into the countryside. But I think we must do more than just make a case for maintaining current payment levels. If the landscape is a public good, let us


see it rewarded properly. We must be realistic and calculate the true cost of environmental management. To do this, we need to allocate some of the fixed costs of conservation works against this cost base rather than the farm business.


How do you view the current of environmental payments? The environmental organisations need to be very careful. They think their campaigning will drive farmers into their way of doing things, whereas, in reality, it turns farmers against it. Many younger farmers are now looking to innovate rather than embrace agri-environment schemes to secure additional income, although this may not necessarily be to the detriment of environmental management. Eight years ago, my son decided to terminate one of our Higher Level Stewardship schemes at the five-year break clause and we now manage some culm grassland on a county wildlife site in the way we think is best. Since then, Natural England surveyed the grassland and recorded a doubling of the


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others. I would encourage young farmers to have faith in their own judgement.

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LIVESTOCK Good weather meant the crowds were out at the National Sheep Association Scotsheep event, held at Kings Arms Farm, Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, last week. Hannah Park reports.

Developing a test for OPA

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FAILURE to so far develop an effective test to detect ovine pulmonary adenocarchinoma (OPA) was a major stumbling block for the sheep industry, Moredun Research Foundation’s Dr Christina Cousens said. Dr Cousens said: “OPA is an infectious lung disease in sheep caused by a virus and is a form of cancer of the lung. The difficulty with OPA is there is no vaccine or treatment, so control depends on preventing the virus from spreading.”   Dr Cousens explained the virus infected certain cells in the lung, causing them to become tumour cells which grew and filled air spaces and stopped it functioning properly. Virus which is breathed out or transported in fluid from the lungs will then infect other sheep.

Symptoms of OPA include condition loss, visible difficulty in breathing which will get progressively worse, and clear lung fluid coming out of the nose.

Advanced stages Dr Cousens said: “Visible symptoms are displayed only once the OPA lung tumour is very large and the animal has reached the advanced stages of the disease. “Early diagnosis can be challenging because when the OPA tumour is small the lung is still able to function well and sheep look perfectly healthy on inspection. This means the disease can easily be carried into a new flock. “We are aware OPA is a problem in the sheep industry, but figures to highlight the problem are not out there because of a lack of reporting which has made it more difficult to get funding for research.” Dr Cousens said the ideal scenar-

Joint approach needed by UK UK nations needed to unite in their agriculture policies for a sustainable future. That was the message from John Scott MSP as he opened NSA Scotsheep. Mr Scott said: “Working together creates a total which is greater than the sum of its parts. And when we work together in agriculture to create lamb marketing groups, or machinery rings, we demonstrate this principle. “Today we look to the future with optimism, if some uncertainty, as to what

Brexit will mean for exemplary livestock rearing units such as Kings Arms Farm. What is beyond doubt is we need a national debate, particularly here in Scotland, to establish a vision for farming and livestock production and how it will be encouraged and supported by Scottish and UK Governments. “I would urge the SNP Government to recognise there is not an appetite for another divisive referendum on independence in Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.”

io would be a test to detect infected and uninfected sheep, but after years of trying, one which was suitable had not been found. She explained that Moredun’s current work was focused around being able to detect the tumour when it was at an earlier stage using ultrasound scanning. “Although this is not able to identify the very smallest OPA tumours, less than 1cm in diameter, if used to detect OPA before clinical signs appear those animals can be

identified for culling at a saleable value. “A current research study has shown year-on-year reductions in OPA prevalence but we do not yet know if test-and-cull can completely eradicate OPA from a flock and if so how many years of testing will be necessary.” Dr Cousens added the study should highlight how many years of OPA negative scanning results will be needed to indicate that a flock does not carry OPA.


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EWE HOGG SALE TAKING top price in the ewe hogg sale at the event were a pair of Texels (pictured above) at 1,200gns from John Gilmour, Ayrshire. The pair won the championship in the pre-sale show and are by Blue Gates Yogi Bear and Stainton Yosef.

Competition results WINNING the sheepdog trial was Jock McMillan, Newton Stewart, with Jock Welsh Jnr, Ayrshire, taking first place in the junior trial. In the shearing, the Scottish team came out on top in the

Scotland versus Ireland test match, with central Scotland taking the top title again in the district challenge. The open stockjudging was won by Scott Chapman, Stricken.


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THE Young Shepherd title went to Kelly Blackwood, Biggar (pictured right), who was back for another year of competing after coming second in the same competition at the last Scotsheep. Billy Gray, Ayrshire, took the runner up position this time, and was also the highest placed under 21. Ms Blackwood will go on to represent Scotland in the national finals at the NSA Sheep 2018 in Malvern.

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test could be solution A DNA test which identifies the presence of fluke-infected mud snails could help farmers combat fluke risk. The new technique has been developed on the back of a joint project between Farming Connect and the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (Ibers) at Aberystwyth University. The study surveyed potential mud snail habitats on five farms across Wales. The presence of mud snails is a risk factor for fluke infections in

livestock as the snails are integral to the fluke’s lifecycle. But detecting these snails, which are not present in all wet areas as commonly assumed, is not easy and trained staff are needed to identify potentially suitable habitats, find these tiny, elusive creatures and differentiate them from other non-fluke transmitting snails. Dr Hefin Williams, a lecturer in agricultural environment at Ibers who led the study, says this process would be impractical on a national scale because it is costly and time consuming, but an environmental DNA test developed at Aberystwyth University could be the solution.



A test to identify mud snail DNA in habitats has been developed in a study into ways to help combat liver fluke.

During the Farming Connect trial, the test identified mud snail DNA in each habitat where snails were physically detected and in other habitats where no snails were seen.

Risk “The test also picked up both liver fluke and rumen fluke DNA in mud snail habitats which is also promising as we look to develop this test further in future and use it to assess fluke infection risk in fields,’’ says Dr Williams. The five farms – one dairy and four beef and sheep – were visited up to four times between May and October 2017, when wet habitats were repeatedly surveyed.

Water from the habitats was filtered through DNA-capturing filters which were then screened for the presence of mud snail, liver fluke and rumen fluke DNA. Dr Rhys Jones, who was involved in the research during his PhD, says livestock groups infected with liver fluke and rumen fluke were identified using faecal egg counting. “By the end of the project we were able to determine whether mud snails were likely to be present within habitats and identify their fluke infection status via DNA analysis.” Each of the farms was given a detailed map assessing fluke infection risk in each area.

Parasite control at grazing LIVESTOCK farmers looking to develop a sustainable parasite control programme should be looking to forward plan to provide ‘safe grazing’ throughout the grazing season. One benefit is that lambs grazing safe pastures with ewes should not need worming until after weaning. Lambs should, ideally, be weaned onto silage or hay aftermaths which have not been grazed by sheep earlier in the year. By mid-summer any over-wintering larvae will have died off and fields can be considered ‘safe’. Sioned Timothy, ruminant technical manager at Boehringer Ingelheim, says: “Lambs grazing permanent pasture usually require worming to limit

Lambs grazing permanent pasture usually require worming to limit build-up of infective larvae later in the season SIONED TIMOTHY

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build-up of infective larvae later in the season. “When lambs are dosed, delay any move onto aftermath to allow the treated flock to become lightly re-infected with worms which were not exposed to the wormer, diluting any worms within the lambs which survived treatment and so reducing selection for resistant strains of worms.” Where aftermaths are not available, performance monitoring using growth rates, or worm faecal egg counts (FECs) on lambs every two to four weeks from June onwards, can be used to guide anthelmintic treatments. Pooled faecal samples from about 10-12 lambs in a group can be used for FECs and will help guide the need for treatment. Follow SCOPS2 recommendations by leaving some lambs untreated and monitor treatment efficacy by performing a drench test post-treatment. Cattle receiving strategic anthelmintic treatments in the early part of the grazing season should remain on the same pasture for the entire grazing season or be moved to safe pastures, such as aftermaths, as they become available. Ms Timothy says: “Calves in their first grazing season are most at risk of disease and heavy worm burdens will cause ill-thrift and potentially severe scouring.” JUNE 8 2018 | 111

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WORKING DOGS New trial at Llwynbedw a success Wales: Christine Hall LLWYNBEDW, near Carmarthen, was the setting for a new open trial in the south Wales calendar on June 2, hosted by Alison and Dave Sharpe. The sheep, a mixture of Llandovery white face ewes and Mules, were well dogged and worked steadily throughout the day. They were a little more cooperative in the morning, especially at the pen. The gently sloping uphill course consisted of a 250-yard fetch. Not all the dogs found this easy and several crossed the course as undulations meant they could not see the sheep from all parts of the field. The fetch was followed by a drive to the left totalling 380 yards, with the last drive gate being deceptively difficult to catch. A pen and single completed the course in an allocated time of 10 minutes. Forty runs were judged in the morning session by Kelvin Broad. A high standard was set early on by Angie Driscoll with her two dogs Kinloch Mazi and Aron. They each lost six points, but Mazi’s run achieved first place on their OLF score. Robert Ellis and Spike were one point behind. The afternoon session saw 36 runs judged by Stan Harden. Once again standards were high and were topped by Glyn Howells and Cap who lost 10 points. The next three scores of 11 down were separated by OLF, putting young handler Logan Williams and Ned in second place.

English results HOLME, Deerplay Hill, Bacup, Lancashire (Judge, W. Welsh, Dalmellington) Friday qualifying open (60 ran) 1, K. Cropper (Shap) Zac, 105 of 120; 2, R. Watson (Millom) Kemi Ross, 103; 3, J. Dumbleton (Bollington) Sid, 99; 4, M. Longton (Quernmore) Rainow Todd, 99; 5, M. O’Malley (County Mayo) Jock, 97; 6, J. Scrivin (Elslack) Gwen, 96. (Judge, S. Cropper, Deerplay) Sunday qualifying open (61 ran) 1, J. Welsh (Dalrymple) Cree, 109 of 120; 2, B. O’Brien (Ireland) Kate, 107; 3, D. Wood (Derwent Valley) Gem, 104; 4, N. O’Keefe (Ireland) Tine, 104; 5, G. Owen (Anglesey) Ben, 101; 6, A. Ledgar (Macclesfield) Tip, 99. Best outrun, D. Wood, Gem. Double Gather Championship (25 ran) 1, R. Hutchinson (Littledale) Jock, 186 of 200; 2, R. Hutchinson, Denwyn Moya, 161; 3, J. Dumbleton , Sid, 147 OLF; 4, Michael Longton, Rainow Todd, 147; 5, A. Ledgar, Tip, 138; 6, T. Longton (Quernmore) Jim, 128. Best turn back, J. Dumbleton, Sid. Aggregate, R. Hutchinson, Jock. COUNTRY FEST, County Showground, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Kendal, Cumbria (P. Ellis, New Hutton) Saturday open (56 ran) 1, T. Longton, Jim, 90 of 100; 2, K. Cropper, Tsavo, 89; 3, C. Cassie (Lutterworth) Sean, 85; 4, A. Common (Lockerbie) Groesfaen Mac, 84; 5, G. Fearon (Borrowdale) Dave, 79; 6, T. Huddleston (Caton) Udale Ola, 76. (C. Taylor, Keasden) Sunday open (48 ran) 1, T. Longton, Jim, 89 of 100; 2, A. Temple (Holmrook) Jan, 87 OLF; 3, S. Atkinson (Waitby) Meg, 87; 4, A. Temple, Don, 86; 5, R. Briggs (Wennington) Nell, 85 OLF; 6, P. Rigby (Skelsmergh) Elsa, 85. NORTHERN, Hamsteels Hall, Quebec, Co Durham (R. Watson, Millom) Morning open (25 ran) 1, C. Mellin (Oakworth) Moor Lodge Ben, 87 of 100; 2, G. Fearon,

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Moya land top spots England: Elaine Hill NOT only did Richard Hutchinson win the prestigious Deerplay Hill double gather championship with Jock, but he was also runner-up with Denwyn Moya. Due to the popularity of the trial, for the second consecutive year it has been held over three days. Friday and Saturday (June 1 and 2) were to be the two qualifying days, but low cloud visibility made conditions too poor to run on the second day. Consequently those entries ran on Sunday (June 3) and the double gather championship was moved to Monday (June 4). On Friday, from the entry of 76 dogs, 60 ran judged by Jock Welsh. Over rough terrain, which was fairDave, 85; 3, D. Purdham (Holmrook) Tanhill Tag, 79; 4, K. Preston (Elsdon) Mac, 77 OLF; 5, P. Ellis, Joe, 77; 6, P. Schellhorne (Ferryhill) Roy, 76. (C. Mellin) Afternoon open (35 ran) 1, T. Huddleston, Udale Robbie, 92 of 100; 2, D. Purdham, Gem, 89; 3, D. Bristow (Murton) Moss, 88; 4, J. Saukkonen (Warwick) Gannon, 85; 5, P. Ellis, Joe, 82 OLF; 6, M. Longton, Treflys Gwyn, 82. CORNWALL, Roseland Trial, Pennare Farm, Veryan (R. Palmer, Camelford) Open driving (25 ran) 1, M. Hopper (Veryan) Dot, 86 of 100 OLF; 2, J. Carter (Delabole) Jess, 86; 3, J. Nicholls (Buckland Brewer) Jen, 83; 4, J. Nicholls, Rob, 80; 5, T. Hopper (Veryan) Fern, 79; 6, J. Carter, Jack, 77. (J. Tucker, Brentor) Open Maltese cross (9 ran) 1, B. Watson (North Tawton) Max, 72 of 90; 2, R. Palmer, Meg, 71; 3, W. Carter (Davidstow) Jay, 66. Novice Maltese cross (7 ran) 1, B. Watson, Mac, 61 of 90; 2, S. Shuffell (Penzance) Floss, 45; 3, J. Carter, Kip, 33. CORNWALL, Tregony Trial, Pennare Farm, Veryan (D. Colton, Probus) Open driving (30 ran) 1, D. Heard (Bude) Thistledown Annie, 91 of 100; 2, J. Watson (Postbridge) Don, 90; 3, B. Watson, Jay, 89; 4, R. Palmer, Meg, 86; 5, J. Watson, Kay, 84; 6, D. Heard, Tan, 81. Best shed and pen J. Watson, Don. Brace (3 ran) 1, V. Pitts (Exminster) Islay and Tia, 115 of 160. Open Maltese cross, 1, J. Watson, Zac, 81 of 90; 2, J. Watson, Roy, 74; 3, L. Hopper (Veryan) Fern, 51; 4, W. carter, Joe, 41. Novice Maltese cross, 1, J. Watson, Bob, 72 of 90; 2, B. Watson, Mac, 61; 3, W. Carter, Jill, 46; 4, J. Watson, Roy, 44. NORTHUMBERLAND League, The Heugh, Wark (M. Elliott, Alston) Open (42 ran) 1, L. Amos (Ireland) Coal, 85 of 100; 2, P. Martin (Glenlyon) Daisy, 80 OLF; 3, E. Gray (Ewesley) Jamie, 80; 4, C. Smith (Belsay)

Richard Hutchinson with Jock and Denwyn Moya.

ly flat to start before rising steeply towards the lift, the dogs had a gather of more than 650 metres. The sheep were released from a small pen as the dogs arrived to pick them up. Thirty points were allocated for both the outrun and the fetch. Once at the handler’s feet the sheep were turned into the left-hand drive. After the pen the trial was concluded by a single.

Lead On Friday, drawn to run at number 12, James Dumbleton and Sid set the standard by gaining 99 points. They held the lead until Katy Cropper and Zac (E. Gray’s Cwmadog Beth, P. Bristow’s Bill) went ahead. For minimal commands over his good right-hand gather Zac lost three marks before having a clean lift. As they came down the fetch at quite a pace, Zac worked his three hoggs through the three obstacles, Ricky, 77; 5, P. Martin, Jill, 75; 6, M. Northwood (East Woodburn) Floyd, 72.

Welsh results LLWYNBEDW Session 1 (Judge, K. Broad) Open national, 1, A. Driscoll (Llanllawddog) Kinloch Mazi, 6 OLF; 2, A. Driscoll, Aron, 6; 3, R. Ellis (Nantymoel) Spike, 7; 4, N. Watkins (Llanddeusant) Tanhill Alex, 9 OLF; 5, H. Thomas (Capel Isaac) Bel, 9 OLF; 6, D. Howells (Port Talbot) Rock, 9. Novice, 1, A. Driscoll, Aron, 6; 2, H. Thomas, Bel, 9; 3, L. Williams (Llandeilo) Pip, 12; 4, B. Pugh (Nantmel) Glen, 15. Session 2 (S. Harden) Open national, 1, G. Howells (Abernant) Cap, 10; 2, L. Williams, Ned, 11 OLF; 3, G. Lewis (Gwynfe) Gary, 11; 4, N. Watkins, Ben, 11; 5, J. Bowen (Tenby) Roy, 12; 6, K. Broad (Llanllawddog) Levi, 13. Novice, 1, L. Williams, Ned, 11 OLF; 2, N. Watkins, Ben, 11; 3, A. Sharpe (Llanpumsaint) Sid, 15; 4, E. Hope (Lampeter) Tess, 21. YSBYTY IFAN Session 1 (T. Emrys Jones) Open national, 1, B. Williams (Ysgeifiog) Elwy Lad, 11; 2, C. Pritchard (Cricieth) Tan, 16; 3, B. Evans (Aberystwyth) Spot, 18 OLF; 4, M. Williams (Welshpool) Liz, 18; 5, I. Thomas (Dolgellau) Gary, 19; 6, A. Jarman (Llanbrynmair) Jet, 20. Class 2, 1, C. Pritchard, Tan, 16; 2, M. Williams, Liz, 18; 3, I. Thomas, Gari, 19; 4, D. Edwards, Jet, 23. Session 2 (Jack Roberts) Open national, 1, A. Jones (Bala) Spot; 2, A. Williams (Penmachno) Max; 3, Ll. Evans (Swyddffynnon) Zac; 4, G. Jones (Llanarmon DC) Maddi; 5, D. Edwards (Penrhyndeudraeth) Jet; 6, D. Davies (Llanegryn) Sali. LLYSFASI COLLEGE Session 1 (John Ellis) Open national, 1, G. Jones (Llanarmon DC) Fran, 3 OLF; 2, A. Owen (Penyfed) Cap, 3; 3, I. Jones (Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr) Quarries Bean, 4 OLF; 4, E.L. Morgan (Aberystwyth)

losing seven points for deviations of line. His driving was very good with just two points deducted throughout. At the pen the sheep were Nel, 4; 5, E. Jones (Llanarmon DC) Joe, 5; 6, G. Lightfoot (Llandegla) Omega Mari, 6. Class 2, 1, I. Jones, Quarries Bean, 4; 2, J. Jones (Prion) Brenig Lad, 6 OLF; 3, A. Owen, Scott, 6; 4, D. Edwards (Penrhyndeudraeth) Jet, 11. Young handler, E. Jones (Llanbrynmair) Session 2 (Kevin Dodd) 1, A. Owen (Penyfed) Cap, 11; 2, G. Lightfoot (Llandegla) Omega Mari, 17; 3, A. Williams (Penmachno) Max, 18; 4, G. Jones (Llanarmon DC) Maddie, 19; 5, G. Evans (Swyddffynnon) Scot, 20; 6, Ll. Evans (Swyddffynnon) Scot, 21.

Scotland results GLENDEVON (Judge I. Wilkie, Keithhall) Open (70 ran) 1, S. Morgan (West Linton) Tess, 100/110; 2, L. Hinnekens (Auchterarder) Kira, 96; 3, A. Sim (Powmill) Flo, 92; 4, M. Magnusson (Mid Derry) Sprout, 91 Outbye; 5, A. McKenzie (Lochearnhead) Jess, 91; 6, A. Wilkie (Lintrathen) Spot, 90. PEEBLES (J. MacDougall, Milton of Buchannan) Open (70 ran) 1, I.M. Brownlie (Bridge of Cally) Lia, 97; 2, D. Wallace (Blyth Bridge) Jen, 95; 3, M. Magnusson (Mid Derry) Sprout, 94; 4, A.D. Carnegie (Comrie) Linburn Rook, 93; 5, P. Martin (Glenlyon) Daisy, 92; 6, J. Hill (Heriot) Molly, 91. CARSPHAIRN (F. Shennan, Barr) Open (60 ran) 1, W. Welsh (Dalcairney) Cap, 94; 2, W.J. Welsh (Beoch) Jimmy, 93; 3, M. Magnusson (Mid Derry) Sprout, 88; 4, N. Gillon (Dailly) Shweep (Sweep), 87 Outbye; 5, A.R. Mundell (Moffat) Taff, 87; 6, A.R. Mundell (Moffat) Quinn, 86; DRYNIE DOUBLE LIFT (G. Nicholson, Shinness) Open (22 ran) 1, J. McKillop (Fort Augustus) Straid Sam, 87 Outbye; 2, S. Grant (Strathcanaird) Kim, 87; 3, S. Renwick (Inverbroom) Dice, 80; 4, S. Campbell (Skye) Belle, 63.

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June 7, 8, 9 and 10. FREEBIRCH, with Championship, Freebirch Farm, Eastmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 7DQ, 7am start, entry closed, catering. June 9. SADDLEWORTH, Open, Delph Lane, Delph, Oldham, Lancashire, off A62, OL3 5HX, 8am start, enter on field, catering. SOMERSET, Summer Trial, Maltese cross and driving, Honey Pot Lane, Lydford, Cross, 9.30am start, enter on field in person by 12 noon, light refreshments. LOWGILL Sports Open, Thrushgill Road, Botton, Lancashire, LA2 8QY, 8.30am start, enter on field by 3pm, catering. June 10. ROMNEY MARSH, Open and non-driving starter class, Torry Hill, Milstead, Sittingbourne, entry closed. ASHWATER, Open and novice driving and novice Maltese cross, Sanduck Cross Farm, Lustleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9SF, 8.30am start, entry closed. EAST ANGLIAN, Open and novice, Euston Park, Euston, Thetford, IP24 2QH, 8.30am start, entry closed. June 17: HAYFIELD, Open, The Grouse, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 6JY, 8am start, enter on field, catering, proceeds to Christie’s Hospital, Manchester. June 22-23. ALSTON, Tyne Willows playing field, Alston, Cumbria, Local on June 22, 5pm start, Open and brace on June 23, 8.30am start, pre-entry to P. Walton, tel: 01434 381 316.

June 9. CLUN VALLEY Poplars Farm, Rockhill, SY7 8LR, Open national, pre-entry, contact V. Morris, tel: 01588 640 767 / 07794 779 907. June 10. BEDDGELERT Hafod y Llan, Nant Gwynant, LL55 4NQ, Open and novice national, catering, start 9am, pre-entry, contact J. Jones, tel: 01286 870 749. June 16. LLANDDEUSANT Panthowell, Llanddeusant, SA19 9SR, Open national, two sessions, catering, preentry, start 7.30am, contact A. Westover, tel: 07956 270 680. LLANRHEADR cancelled. June 17. MANORBIER NEWTON Newton Court Farm, SA70 8PY, Open national, two sessions, start 7.30am, pre-entry, contact C. Ridge, tel: 07773 192 283. LLANGELYNNIN Rhoslefain, Tywyn, LL36 9ND, Open and novice national, two sessions, enter on field, start 8am, contact D. Davies, tel: 01654 713 805. June 21. HIRAETHOG Sportmans Arms, LL16 5SW, Open and novice national, two sessions, catering, start 8.30am, enter on field, contact G. Davies, tel: 07909 651 936. June 23. FFOS Y FRAN Open national, two sessions, pre-entry, catering, start 8.30am, contact A. Driscoll, tel: 07786 794 406. June 24. MANOBIER NEWTON Newton Court Farm, SA70 8PY, Open national, two sessions, start 7.30am, pre-entry, contact C. Ridge, tel: 07773 192 283.

guidance Cree lost five marks from his right-hand outrun before having a clean lift. He kept his sheep steady and had a faultless line down the fetch. Deviations throughout his driving cost six marks. Finishing with a clean pen and clean single gave him the winning score of 109 points. Drawn at 84 and with two points less, Barra O’Brien and Kate were the runners-up on 107. For the 25 championship contenders, 12 from each day and the highest pointed Holme committee member not already qualified, which was Frank Cleary and Billy, Monday was overcast and cool.


unsettled and tried to break, although Zac never allowed them to stray far. He secured them with a loss of three points before finishing with a clean single and gaining the winning score of 105. Drawn at number 74, Ross Watson and Kemi Ross were the runners-up, two points behind on 103. After the fog on Saturday, there

was sunshine on Sunday for the entry of 86 from which 61 dogs ran. Shirley Cropper, who won the championship last year with Beechwood Ben, judged the running and she also judged the championship held on Monday. Drawn at 69, Jock Welsh went to the post with Cree (F. Shennan’s Fizz, J. Welsh’s Tanhill Nap). For

Running was in catalogue order. Firstly the dogs had a left-hand gather of 800 yards for three sheep which they had to bring diagonally across the hillside following a line of white posts. It was this first gather which was the downfall for a number of dogs as they crossed the course. The sheep were also difficult to keep on line over the first fetch as they pulled down the hill. The dogs had then to turn back to the right and pick up a second packet of

three hoggs from where they had gathered on the qualifying days. After the driving, the six sheep were split into two threes, all six penned and finally the last one singled. Richard ran Moya at number 12. She lost a total of 18 points from her first outrun, lift and fetch and then 17 points from the second out-bye work. There after she dropped just two points from her driving, had a clean split before losing two at the pen. Finishing with a clean single put Moya ahead on 161 points. At 16, Richard went to the post with International Supreme Champion Jock (I. Brownlie’s Mo, R. Hutchinson’s Sweep) and their out-bye work was outstanding. Five points were deducted from Jock’s first gather, he had a clean lift and lost five for deviations down the first fetch. He turned back well and dropped just a single point from his second gather before having a clean lift and fetch. Just three points were deducted from his driving before he finished clean at the shed, pen and single. Jock’s score of 186 gave him the championship title clear by 25 points.

Sion Morgan bags first open win with Tess Scotland: Sine Robertson MAKING friends with her sheep at Glendevon paid off for Sion Morgan’s rising two-year-old Tess, giving Sion his first open win. The Mule ewe hoggs were flighty to handle on a good, flat field which rose at the far end. Tess ran out nicely, but stopped a little short. She lifted without upsetting them and made a good start to the fetch.

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The hoggs wanted to take their own route on the fetch and drive, but Tess got them round the course with neat turns and minor wavers of the lines. A clean pen and shed completed the winning run. Laura Hinnekens’ Kira got off to a good start with fine out-bye work. However, when the hoggs went through the first drive gate they turned too sharply, came down below the line of the cross-drive and had to be turned back up.

Kira put them through the gate and after a bend on the return to the pen, completing the work with a clean pen and shed. The Blackface hoggs at Carsphairn ran well on a good, flat field and two top dogs led the field by a clear margin. Willie Welsh’s Cap produced a flowing run with neat turns which gave him the edge. Cap ran out well, had a minor waver on the fetch, but tight turns

helped to attain the best drive of the day. A clean pen followed, and although one hogg separated herself at the shed, making it difficult to shed off two, Cap shed and earned first place. Wullie J. Welsh’s Jimmy had a very steady run, with no holes and only minor points dropped over the piece. Cap’s neat turns put Jimmy into second place, despite a clean pen and shed finishing the run. JUNE 8 2018 | 113

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MARKET PRICES PRIMESTOCK ENGLAND STEERS Market day(s) week ending June 5 Acklington Ashford Bakewell Barnard Castle Beeston Castle Bentham Bishops Castle Bridgnorth Brockholes Carlisle Cirencester Clitheroe Cockermouth Colchester Darlington Derby Exeter Frome Gisburn Hailsham Hallworthy Hatherleigh Hawes Hereford Hexham Holmfirth Holsworthy Hull Kendal Kington Kirkby Stephen Lancaster Leek Leyburn Liskeard Longtown Louth Ludlow Malton Market Drayton Market Harborough Melton Mowbray Newark Newton Abbot Northallerton Oswestry Otley Penrith Ross-On-Wye Rugby Ruswarp Salisbury Scots Gap Sedgemoor Selby Shaftesbury Shrewsbury Skipton South Molton Stratford Thame Thirsk Thrapston Truro Ulverston Wigton Winslow Wooler Worcester York

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Total cattle number

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

28 53 102 22 169 17 177 8 17 41 251 38 77 72 2 1 3 2 7 5 2 11 8 309 107 210 91 245 176 31 28 76 25 5 12 81 406 18 13 232 17 67 31 214

179.64 200.75 130.00 182.00 220.50 193.50 199.50 208.88 119.50 168.88 201.83 199.25 203.75 188.44 170.70 209.64 215.00 169.00 241.00 196.00 203.00 184.79 210.68 161.50 250.17 206.70 129.50 168.00 176.83

209.60 192.00 209.68 182.86 188.93 199.67 211.50 192.75 186.00 205.42 174.67 182.14 208.83 209.50 210.50 230.00 214.75 196.89 221.86 196.45 182.56 214.34 195.82 210.67 192.50 198.62 177.50 212.00 192.32 218.11 246.00 199.64 157.50 215.83 200.75 201.25

202.50 179.50 186.74 168.00 192.00 184.00 206.91 150.50 113.50 201.89 170.12 180.09 193.60 212.50 214.50 192.23 216.83 174.12 188.40 202.06 207.00 196.00 161.50 197.86 183.57 165.50 176.00 192.22 212.23 203.83 191.50 216.25 176.25

185.62 202.00 158.25 225.21 215.00 203.50 214.50 221.40 173.00 174.17 198.00 174.50 209.50 205.67 197.30 191.13 173.60 198.50 234.80 234.75 202.21 167.81 233.28 160.33 269.00 235.63 220.50 190.00 204.50

214.17 196.17 194.85 196.00 205.57 199.86 221.50 208.50 202.25 216.84 191.70 182.79 213.90 190.00 168.75 223.75 204.34 223.70 183.52 195.16 209.95 220.45 205.67 204.00 198.35 216.10 188.17 185.36 223.69 177.00 246.00 226.95 169.50 216.35 193.64 212.84

209.71 168.50 201.75 187.00 184.20 191.75 199.64 153.00 195.17 201.66 190.67 179.78 202.00 127.00 155.00 225.50 197.28 211.30 184.00 187.12 192.33 203.62 191.33 188.17 197.94 178.00 147.50 187.00 170.43 216.37 176.25 218.33 181.25 206.64 191.00 212.58

163.50 169.25 227.00 168.74 170.06 195.50 170.12 90.75 199.50 191.86 187.00 186.50 184.35 162.00 171.27 176.86 166.54 180.00 182.00 166.38 205.00 169.46 175.28

154.10 194.69 182.71 179.36 169.21 177.69 149.50 206.82 177.67 195.70 201.50 187.77 210.32 190.27 173.00 199.22 211.00 188.40 190.80 180.48

188.50 184.33 182.57 184.41 189.10 167.50 205.95 173.33 211.13 202.07 186.00 203.93 192.15 191.00 204.23 173.91 197.38 194.47

7 48 110 76 38 4 25 393 3 1 25 9 136 33 45 56 2 4 35 3 23 78 33 26 9 63 17 88 12 53 46 10 68 6 18 18 56 20 29 20 25 53 5 27

231.00 214.00 212.00 236.70 217.00 -

229.00 240.89 208.67 221.00 229.32 215.50

226.00 151.63 220.00 203.95 209.00

224.00 155.01 236.17 224.00 207.40 220.00

234.33 233.50 226.00 241.06 216.00 215.40 231.65 230.41 179.20 224.67

237.60 224.62 215.25 152.48 229.00 226.13 153.50 207.00


218.00 222.00 199.00

210.00 169.00 228.00 173.67

158 23 51 1 27 31 23 55 75 167

Total cow number

Grade 3 average

Dairy sired average

Beef sired average

Total N lambs

170.70 167.19 193.07 165.50 147.06

133.92 136.26 137.60 152.83 130.63 -

123.30 126.90 126.12 120.29 118.21 148.50 118.12 107.36 81.75 117.93 113.61 129.93 118.40 128.32 128.00 117.35 79.50 114.04 125.00 128.14 92.00 110.03 125.67 123.42 132.33 114.31 -

132.43 136.65 140.56 143.71 156.50 156.25 151.78 127.50 127.00 133.17 117.72 147.80 133.40 142.14 127.50 146.50 141.27 124.67 129.29 140.30 119.56 142.86 122.44 144.43 142.85 134.61 151.19 135.71 128.02 125.20 129.50 138.61 162.05 138.00 132.50 158.24 124.55 136.30 -

343 1186 848 47 379 641 186 1385 412 313 226 200 353 216 585 1742 205 143 84 230 96 1512 194 47 578 59 514 604 924 499 204 235 264 138 2431 220 1047 29 502 1231 297 1165 357 134 2129 1487 108 1392 266 1245 567 1141 318 107 451 483 328 280 901 120 943 318



119.60 113.30 124.50 116.40 115.80 118.80 35.20

147.20 129.10 143.30 165.10 142.00 146.30 151.40 148.30 150.20 154.40

265 2 126 54 21 98 30 85 145 266 138 305 102

Grade 1 average

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All prices quoted in p/kg.

Source: AHDB/LAA


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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

343 1186 848 47 379 641 186 1385 412 313 226 200 353 216 585 1742 205 143 84 230 96 1512 194 47 578 59 514 604 924 499 204 235 264 138 2431 220 1047 29 502 1231 297 1165 357 134 2129 1487 108 1392 266 1245 567 1141 318 107 451 483 328 280 901 120 943 318

240.00 250.78 260.85 250.00 233.97 218.00 190.60 223.00 303.45 263.24 264.00 264.65 220.00 259.22 219.40 256.09 247.65 269.21 250.10 264.32 247.38 191.00 217.82 250.00 237.88 263.34 -

263.00 244.56 273.36 244.32 266.96 280.02 257.65 248.93 237.36 255.07 262.90 258.78 263.39 241.67 252.64 246.73 240.67 294.75 262.64 224.83 220.85 265.65 278.80 258.74 243.44 246.70 248.93 257.99 270.30 259.87 263.44 257.98 247.92 259.00 262.70 270.62 264.61 252.80 242.63 272.60 252.15 262.18 273.26 279.40 283.20 262.13 247.45 254.09 258.87 251.67 285.44 252.97 245.82 249.57 249.79 258.65 218.23 250.20 292.51 251.28 264.20 276.46

294.03 247.11 289.98 242.12 274.51 268.49 262.03 255.48 258.33 275.33 265.29 266.67 261.63 256.82 276.79 258.03 258.74 307.57 267.69 240.18 283.97 268.52 266.97 293.50 249.81 256.80 258.46 261.75 273.41 256.64 261.24 251.06 265.95 299.53 264.88 269.10 266.23 250.80 251.80 286.91 274.32 268.61 276.83 258.15 262.10 260.33 254.90 262.38 268.12 262.83 291.52 261.43 247.42 250.36 267.96 276.75 246.84 259.67 295.88 263.57 270.20 253.49

288.00 248.29 245.33 263.31 245.71 157.80 251.36 249.29 253.06 250.00 260.18 259.63 255.00 279.85 249.72 253.85 241.67 244.00 267.00 263.35 237.25 274.77 245.90 256.20 255.16 242.75 265.14 256.40 255.00 223.82 279.19 267.40 258.27 269.07 267.58 265.16 284.66 278.73 248.29 279.71 264.42 254.00 260.16 246.24 253.39 274.68 258.62 285.55 249.06 239.00 274.07 236.80 251.79 287.61 265.97 265.00

293.80 245.61 284.43 242.68 271.66 271.64 258.49 252.65 256.26 271.78 261.29 262.45 261.61 251.59 271.51 255.42 257.53 301.12 265.74 236.80 261.08 267.61 271.01 281.55 248.83 254.42 255.45 261.05 271.22 257.33 261.63 251.84 262.71 298.87 263.55 269.25 264.88 251.42 248.60 282.73 269.90 266.65 276.28 259.28 269.31 261.14 252.19 260.12 267.17 260.43 289.41 261.19 247.06 250.01 266.00 267.56 242.81 259.15 294.37 252.74 267.37 254.12

224 351 799 109 154 526 612 116 116 199 237 403 28 322 1005 76 258 141 1600 12 181 236 22 267 236 1107 90 102 74 2277 85 791 120 229 10 461 752 280 711 98 490 297 477 90 89 25 103 307 252 247 39 35 104 73 145 116 133 153 196 96

89.57 86.90 76.03 69.46 76.23 65.41 90.02 97.97 84.84 78.87 87.30 61.88 64.89 91.75 84.53 66.09 87.49 89.50 90.43 96.67 83.73 71.40 78.73 84.45 81.23 96.66 78.19 83.33 83.16 88.79 103.16 89.29 88.85 80.22 73.70 99.25 99.47 86.37 54.36 80.03 100.89 82.10 96.35 69.30 68.54 82.66 80.41 88.02 75.66 76.21 70.85 70.84 88.95 58.79 74.02 87.40 98.59 74.63 85.20 85.09

265 2 126 54 21 98 30 85 145 266 138 305 102

223.08 -

247.44 277.31 270.40 201.50 234.04 243.30 282.65 247.64 235.39 242.31

249.87 197.22 273.53 232.85 267.91 245.61 242.46 256.05 259.27 292.89 259.14 235.72 242.16

254.42 271.61 250.00 260.22 248.27 258.82 238.15 281.38 275.00 238.19 234.05

249.77 197.22 275.13 232.85 269.10 245.61 237.00 254.95 256.95 291.69 258.22 235.67 242.17

Source: IAAS/ScotEID 329 160 76 53 91 332 211 119 283 329 432 -

83.07 72.94 86.66 76.58 71.38 78.47 84.40 68.31 80.33 71.91 83.15 -

Market day(s) week ending June 5 Bala Brecon Bryncir Builth Wells Carmarthen Dolgellau Gaerwen Hay On Wye Knighton Llanrwst Machynlleth Mold Monmouthshire Newcastle Emlyn Rhayader Market Ruthin St Asaph Talgarth Talybont-On-Usk Welshpool Whitland

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

Light average

8 10 112 9 3 -

186.33 -

Medium average

Heavy average

Light average

Medium average

Heavy average

200.00 187.38 -

200.00 183.83 119.50 -

190.00 190.38 197.00 117.00 -

190.66 182.25 198.14 236.33 -

196.65 190.00 204.08 170.00 -


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


Medium average

Heavy average

Total cow number

Grade 1 average

Grade 3 average

Dairy sired average

Beef sired average

149.38 -

179.58 -

133.30 203.00 -

10 77 34 65 28 -



113.25 121.90 85.00 110.42 122.00 -

132.17 125.77 127.18 149.16 128.56 -

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

12 564 732 737 1041 305 89 610 76 372 1835 131 69 2009 2030 288 301 3202 304

248.00 253.05 248.56 255.09 254.20 243.94 251.75 249.85 245.61 260.42 270.94 258.84 240.19 232.04

237.00 254.48 241.60 246.85 259.56 262.90 252.00 248.93 250.59 246.15 253.57 245.59 253.19 262.01 261.67 271.50 260.14 253.58 233.01

264.92 246.48 264.30 270.95 265.81 246.29 259.83 248.50 255.01 265.72 252.54 256.02 263.08 266.60 267.88 260.27 264.39 242.91

246.00 252.66 243.73 260.74 238.00 233.46 254.07 248.82 239.58 259.80 260.96 253.15 241.33

246.17 260.80 245.03 251.95 264.63 261.94 248.73 251.54 250.75 251.63 256.18 249.91 253.65 260.83 263.00 269.59 259.46 258.84 238.50

559 189 700 727 209 181 29 26 459 76 5 1056 1495 288 7 2886 263

85.59 69.60 64.48 82.33 70.60 62.94 57.72 53.69 75.33 99.37 38.90 63.70 78.33 76.54 63.00 78.04 66.85

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

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12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers


STORES (NATIVE-SIRED 18+ month heifers

6-12 month steers

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

18+ month heifers

6-12 mon steers

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3/600.0 30/805.3 24/994.8 4/743.8 -/-/-/7/707.1 53/918.0 27/999.4 4/737.5 -/1/760.0 32/1012.5 -/40/874.3 33/860.3 -/5/762.0 30/880.5 -/-/78/1019.6 2/817.5 39/864.2 -/5/815.0 -/2/1200.0 4/867.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/12/578.3 -/-/-/-/16/935.6 22/994.3 1/820.0 -/-/4/663.3 39/989.8 16/878.4 -/26/872.9 -/-/-/53/1075.0 -/40/937.9 16/865.0 -/-/-/-/3/848.3

-/35/1034.6 -/13/1086.5 -/-/-/4/782.5 67/1027.8 15/993.3 4/1028.8 -/-/18/1119.4 -/31/958.9 35/945.0 -/16/1041.3 18/982.8 -/-/25/1233.2 2/565.0 35/982.6 -/-/-/-/28/1068.6 -/-/-/-/-/-/1/1020.0 3/815.0 -/-/-/23/1005.2 8/1000.0 28/1109.3 -/-/3/711.7 103/1176.3 4/947.5 -/37/989.1 -/-/-/47/1134.3 -/18/966.7 21/976.4 -/-/-/-/-/-

-/73/645.1 34/910.6 70/461.4 -/-/-/1/750.0 62/737.3 -/8/768.8 -/4/485.0 13/714.6 -/6/578.3 3/678.3 -/4/572.5 5/641.0 -/3/476.7 8/723.8 6/561.7 13/546.2 2/1080.0 6/703.3 -/4/792.5 3/696.7 -/-/-/-/4/730.0 -/4/620.0 -/-/-/-/3/780.0 8/715.0 23/587.4 4/547.5 -/3/498.3 35/568.4 16/635.6 -/3/623.3 -/-/-/3/766.7 -/-/18/806.4 -/2/410.0 -/-/7/740.0

-/56/666.3 69/907.0 5/583.0 -/-/-/4/872.5 27/780.6 11/952.3 6/752.5 -/5/602.0 39/839.2 -/25/725.0 15/574.7 -/11/651.8 38/753.8 -/-/48/867.7 2/690.0 27/759.4 -/5/728.0 -/1/805.0 2/855.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/13/569.2 -/-/-/-/18/801.9 13/822.3 20/783.0 -/-/4/534.0 50/751.3 29/813.6 -/23/772.8 -/-/-/11/889.9 -/4/693.8 4/732.5 -/-/-/-/28/962.7

-/43/836.7 16/1135.3 8/968.1 -/-/-/10/749.0 49/965.8 24/841.0 12/856.7 -/3/726.7 23/961.1 -/23/826.5 31/828.3 -/6/916.7 23/924.1 -/-/9/1100.6 2/620.0 42/837.5 -/3/920.0 -/-/23/991.7 -/-/-/-/-/-/8/729.4 5/944.0 -/-/-/31/920.6 19/922.9 41/1010.2 -/-/6/800.5 70/995.6 7/773.6 -/45/919.7 -/-/-/21/1014.0 -/1/890.0 12/792.1 -/-/-/-/2/1095.0

-/24/613.3 -/3/545.0 -/-/-/1/775.0 17/606.8 14/604.3 3/710.0 -/1/530.0 -/-/29/656.2 42/692.8 -/2/840.0 7/688.6 -/-/3/766.7 3/685.0 9/527.8 1/600.0 -/-/2/760.0 1/720.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/6/641.7 -/-/-/-/2/810.0 5/534.0 1/485.0 -/-/2/584.0 21/562.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/12/584.3 -/1/980.0 6/515.8 -/-/-/-/1/890.0

-/13/636.9 -/7/696.4 -/-/-/7/756.4 8/864.4 11/782.3 -/-/7/802.9 -/-/16/681.9 52/778.8 -/16/921.9 47/829.9 -/-/5/1004.0 -/17/701.8 -/3/616.7 -/-/9/815.6 -/-/-/-/-/-/20/693.8 -/-/-/-/5/876.0 3/710.0 1/760.0 -/-/8/589.6 26/775.5 4/898.8 -/11/774.5 -/-/-/70/651.6 -/19/800.3 24/715.4 -/-/-/-/4/653.8

1/820.0 20/1019.5 -/9/976.7 -/-/-/2/892.5 12/793.8 16/885.9 3/785.0 -/-/10/982.5 -/35/1030.0 40/986.7 -/3/880.0 25/935.6 -/-/2/1210.0 2/640.0 18/864.4 -/1/980.0 -/-/27/1104.1 -/-/-/-/-/-/6/885.0 14/849.3 -/-/-/6/925.0 17/798.8 17/945.0 -/-/7/822.1 74/1074.4 -/-/16/935.9 -/-/-/30/1066.9 -/15/858.3 5/738.0 -/-/-/-/2/1050.0

-/18/485.6 -/14/425.4 -/-/-/2/502.5 13/523.8 11/458.5 -/-/1/370.0 -/-/23/496.1 25/545.4 -/8/466.9 4/555.0 -/3/410.0 -/4/418.8 17/414.6 3/730.0 -/-/-/1/680.0 -/-/-/-/2/650.0 -/8/585.0 -/-/-/-/-/2/608.0 1/570.0 1/300.0 2/365.0 21/484.4 30/391.5 1/210.0 -/3/801.7 -/-/-/17/513.4 -/-/16/453.1 -/-/-/-/6/350.0

2/525.0 25/586.2 1/725.0 8/591.3 -/-/-/-/9/710.6 17/579.2 4/656.3 -/12/590.4 3/1010.0 -/40/508.1 42/594.6 -/8/814.4 33/639.7 -/-/11/891.4 -/8/578.8 -/2/780.0 -/-/11/847.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/10/454.0 4/740.0 -/-/-/4/820.0 5/828.0 3/633.3 -/-/2/649.0 22/664.8 12/557.1 -/13/717.7 -/-/-/72/532.7 -/1/200.0 18/483.3 -/-/-/-/12/733.8

2/985.0 35/621.3 -/6/875.8 -/-/-/5/918.0 12/833.3 41/809.6 9/763.3 -/-/1/1030.0 -/21/828.1 32/848.3 -/5/574.0 18/855.8 -/-/1/470.0 -/33/736.5 -/-/-/-/24/986.3 -/-/-/-/8/945.0 -/7/783.6 3/760.0 -/-/-/1/865.0 13/667.3 16/947.5 -/-/2/634.0 55/937.2 3/633.3 -/23/843.7 -/-/-/15/643.5 -/5/450.0 14/815.4 -/-/-/-/-/-

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82/879.33 31/934.84 -/-/-/-/-/17/983.24 92/873.91 5/830.00 -/-/-/106/939.62 95/1025.95

30/971.83 2/912.50 19/843.42 -/-/-/-/10/1115.50 34/915.29 5/840.00 -/-/-/12/778.33 53/1325.00

42/744.05 9/750.00 4/560.00 -/-/-/-/-/74/766.76 -/-/-/-/70/689.07 19/801.58

76/851.25 32/868.44 1/560.00 -/-/-/-/21/940.71 82/779.51 11/999.55 -/-/-/101/804.51 97/902.37

22/899.09 2/840.00 1/945.00 -/-/-/-/19/907.89 28/875.71 13/1012.31 -/-/-/10/822.00 24/1205.21

12/564.58 1/660.00 -/-/-/-/-/2/650.00 22/733.18 2/560.00 -/-/-/71/712.89 5/697.00

19/785.26 1/905.00 -/-/-/-/-/20/891.75 19/847.89 5/696.00 -/-/-/52/704.13 24/894.17

18/1051.94 -/1/730.00 -/-/-/-/8/1025.00 8/923.75 -/-/-/-/11/727.73 10/1166.00

9/425.56 1/740.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/14/708.57 1/520.00 -/-/-/37/567.30 2/590.00

4/832.50 -/-/-/-/-/-/9/845.56 11/700.00 -/-/-/-/40/637.50 8/795.00

17/880.59 -/-/-/-/-/-/6/898.33 3/930.00 1/1020.00 -/-/-/26/837.69 1/1110.00

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+ month ifers

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

Source: AHDB/LAA STORES (HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN) 6-12 month 12-18 month 18+ month steers steers steers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

985.0 /621.3

-/2/540.0 -/13/428.1 -/-/-/-/3/396.7 4/159.3 -/-/-/-/-/2/425.0 10/436.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/2/320.0 1/425.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/300.0 -/-/-/-/1/740.0 -/-/-/-/3/232.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/290.0 -/-/-/-/-/-/-

-/5/527.0 -/-/-/-/-/2/880.0 2/470.0 6/664.3 -/-/-/1/260.0 -/3/413.3 13/759.7 -/-/4/570.0 -/-/1/875.0 -/3/478.3 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/740.0 -/5/508.0 -/-/-/6/570.8 -/-/2/445.0 -/-/-/1/935.0 -/-/1/500.0 -/-/-/-/-/-

-/16/832.8 -/17/816.5 -/-/-/13/628.1 9/871.7 13/752.8 -/-/-/1/470.0 -/8/873.1 37/783.6 -/1/445.0 10/908.0 -/-/-/-/12/742.9 -/-/-/-/23/952.2 -/-/-/-/-/-/7/627.9 7/789.3 -/-/-/5/988.0 2/700.0 41/981.7 -/-/6/545.8 35/770.3 -/-/4/737.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/3/796.7 -/-/-/-/-/-


918.0 833.3 809.6 763.3


828.1 /848.3

574.0 855.8





83.6 760.0

65.0 667.3 947.5

634.0 /937.2 633.3



450.0 /815.4


898.33 930.00 020.00

/837.69 110.00

17/688.82 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/670.00 -/-

p114 121 Jun8.indd 5

26/685.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/870.00 -/-/-/-/15/766.33 21/586.19


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

Native heifers

No. / Av. -/30/96.8 -/41/68.8 20/34.4 -/-/-/47/74.3 5/47.8 -/-/-/-/-/10/40.3 7/30.6 10/72.5 -/-/-/-/-/1/58.0 23/73.7 -/17/39.6 -/-/5/118.8 19/55.9 1/350.0 -/-/-/-/39/68.4 -/-/-/-/-/2/158.5 35/131.0 8/39.8 -/-/50/85.1 -/9/51.6 9/78.0 8/83.9 -/-/-/-/-/7/39.0 -/-/-/-/2/58.5

No. / Av. -/13/236.5 -/51/311.1 -/-/-/-/25/283.2 4/255.5 -/-/-/-/-/23/297.0 13/284.3 11/333.1 -/-/-/2/250.0 -/-/43/274.5 -/3/321.0 -/-/4/256.8 55/296.3 1/460.0 -/-/-/-/40/301.1 -/-/-/-/-/5/362.4 6/353.3 -/-/-/54/281.0 1/390.0 17/286.3 11/306.6 3/296.7 -/-/-/-/4/317.5 11/279.9 -/2/332.5 -/-/3/326.7

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/10/246.0 -/39/239.0 1/150.0 -/-/-/12/257.9 2/229.0 -/-/-/-/-/16/182.4 15/200.3 12/331.1 -/-/-/1/15.0 -/-/37/219.5 -/1/298.0 -/-/4/258.0 36/237.6 5/366.0 -/-/-/-/35/192.0 -/-/-/-/-/6/270.3 5/283.0 1/360.0 -/-/44/220.6 1/325.0 15/220.0 14/245.9 5/343.0 -/-/-/-/3/286.7 13/228.4 -/-/-/-/1/150.0

-/5/222.0 -/39/191.4 1/192.0 -/-/6/291.7 7/245.0 2/102.5 -/-/-/-/-/9/166.7 21/213.2 6/256.2 -/-/-/1/170.0 -/-/12/126.3 -/-/-/-/3/304.0 11/219.7 -/-/-/-/-/46/143.9 -/-/-/-/-/7/258.6 6/241.7 -/-/-/64/179.7 -/9/199.8 5/253.4 1/200.0 -/-/-/-/1/320.0 3/173.3 -/-/-/-/1/150.0

-/6/147.0 -/27/197.6 5/157.0 -/-/3/203.3 6/211.7 4/153.5 -/-/-/-/-/7/131.6 21/125.2 2/282.5 -/-/-/5/187.0 -/-/19/131.0 -/-/-/-/1/300.0 12/185.1 2/260.0 -/-/-/-/24/122.3 -/-/-/-/-/8/227.9 7/179.6 -/-/-/49/125.1 -/11/142.0 6/182.5 -/-/-/-/-/-/4/159.5 -/-/-/-/-/-

Source: IAAS/ScotEID -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/6/625.83 -/-


-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/7/31.71 -/-/-/-/-/-/-

3/211.67 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-

1/190.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-/2/215.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-


-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/1/270.00 -/-/-/-/-/-/-

Market day(s) w/e June 4

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

6-12 month steers

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

18+ month heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

Mo 4/932.5 Mo -/We\Th\Fr 51/607.9 -/Tu 15/733.3 Tu -/Fr 25/915.6 Fr 11/651.4 We 30/775.0 Tu 10/506.0 Th 2/990.0 -/Tu\Sa 15/772.7

12/947.5 -/60/717.9 -/24/825.4 4/880.0 64/1004.1 14/751.4 65/859.5 3/995.0 10/1012.0 -/31/814.8

-/1/365.0 31/921.8 -/36/1073.6 6/973.3 21/981.9 29/875.0 22/1068.9 -/24/877.1 -/38/988.9

1/775.0 -/81/541.7 -/18/606.4 -/2/850.0 7/636.4 43/662.2 -/3/883.3 -/8/523.1

3/726.7 -/95/654.0 -/26/814.8 1/835.0 50/876.7 7/655.0 71/769.2 12/730.0 10/938.5 -/25/771.8

3/1013.3 2/510.0 66/813.3 -/38/889.7 4/706.3 23/989.6 39/875.6 49/1040.7 16/879.0 14/866.4 -/51/846.4

STORES (NATIVE-SIRED) 6-12 month steers

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

12-18 month steers

18+ month steers

6-12 month heifers

12-18 month heifers

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

-/-/21/463.1 -/18/566.1 6/488.3 -/5/578.0 13/780.8 10/625.0 -/-/2/360.0

2/817.5 -/56/575.0 -/5/487.0 14/615.7 -/3/443.3 17/826.2 2/700.0 -/-/7/780.0

-/-/28/898.2 -/7/1023.6 12/835.8 -/10/992.5 12/1102.1 14/789.1 2/950.0 -/37/920.7

-/-/38/464.1 -/18/478.6 7/432.9 -/1/390.0 22/609.3 6/503.0 -/-/2/487.5

-/-/25/508.0 -/7/474.3 2/502.5 -/4/421.3 8/653.8 10/448.0 -/-/4/815.0

4/842.5 -/31/735.3 -/10/721.5 10/595.5 -/21/755.7 6/964.2 6/528.3 1/955.0 -/18/855.8


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

18+ month heifers


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

Black and Continental Continental Native white bulls bulls heifers bulls

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av.

No. / Av. No. / Av.

-/-/21/377.4 -/4/380.0 -/-/8/431.9 -/-/-/-/1/520.0

-/3/570.0 22/356.1 -/2/495.0 -/-/18/496.4 6/430.8 -/-/-/21/464.5

-/3/583.3 10/628.5 -/25/772.8 4/558.8 -/20/766.3 5/785.0 1/345.0 4/806.3 -/23/585.9

-/7/55.4 99/65.8 -/-/4/67.0 -/6/112.2 12/87.8 -/-/-/8/69.8

-/-/76/245.8 -/-/1/215.0 -/6/316.3 21/293.5 -/1/400.0 -/10/139.1

-/-/94/178.2 -/-/-/-/7/229.6 12/256.3 -/2/342.5 -/5/155.0

-/4/131.5 89/147.3 -/-/1/125.0 -/7/209.7 7/92.1 -/-/-/1/145.0


Native heifers

-/5/122.2 65/107.5 -/-/5/99.4 -/9/140.6 8/189.9 -/-/-/1/150.0


Primestock throughput, price and price change (p/kg). Week ending June 5, 2018.






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

1,411 877 1,361 3,649 64,576 398 314 208 51 886 898

186.56 196.59 205.93 196.20 243.30 114.85 113.66 111.38 104.16 119.93 141.09

-0.55 -0.30 4.66 1.05 9.24 -8.06 -8.78 -9.09 25.92 3.46 1.47

ON THE INCREASE AGAIN NEW season lamb prices continued to rise this week, with cull ewe prices also up. But prices for old season lamb fell 14.76p/kg to 185.95p/kg, as numbers also dropped back. New season lamb was up 6.69p/kg to 262.34p/kg, while cull ewe prices rose £9.11/head to £81.45/head. In the beef rings, there were slight falls for steers and young bulls. But heifer prices rose 3.41p/kg to





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

1,422 988 1,557 3,967 70,583 971 1,014 1,245

186.68 198.94 207.96 198.09 239.60 113.16 119.87 143.68

-0.45 -0.63 3.41 0.46 8.21 -7.21 3.52 0.14


207.96p/kg. Young bulls were down 0.45p/kg to 186.68p/kg, while steers fell 0.63p/kg to 198.94p/kg. Pig prices fell back 7.21p/kg, down to 113.16p/kg. As Farmers Guardian went to press on Wednesday (June 6), UK LIFFE wheat prices for Nov 18 were trading at £160.50/tonne, a rise of £3/t on the week.

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DEADWEIGHT CATTLE Deadweight prices for the week ending June 2, 2018.

STORE LAMBS w/e June 2

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

Source: AHDB/LAA



Fr We Sa We

We Fr




15 -

66.6 -



55 10 4 88 96 81 1

57.1 74.8 8.0 81.1 55.8 67.5 45.0

Source: AHDB/LAA


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

PIGS Prices in p/kg. Ashford Market Drayton Selby York


Mo Th



37 17 27 -

26.0 25.0 57.2 -


Mo Tu Sa Tu




3 -

56.7 -



15 2 57 9 17 17

44.9 79.0 58.5 8.0 11.5 81.8


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

Mo Tu

Mo We Fr

Pigs total

Porkers average

Cutters average

Baconers average



32 32 -

48.3 53.1 -

41 18 193

89.5 306.8 43.9

Tu Mo\We We Mo

75 128 485 93

104.14 125.08 113.67 105.55

99.43 118.25 111.85 105.68

87.45 105.14 116.98 98.70

4 8 35 21

Cull sows average 32.00 43.38 36.71 35.24

SLAUGHTERINGS Estimates for Great Britain (per thousand head),

Figures drawn from eight pig producer marketing groups covering a mix of GB regions. Prices quoted in £/head.

30kg Weighted Average 7kg Weighted Average

Cull sows total

May 26 52.30 38.07

June 2 37.70

Source: AHDB


-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

379.0 374.2 366.0 333.6 365.4 4145

376.0 374.0 363.6 333.7 363.5 3722

373.6 379.7 368.9 334.4

4L 373.8 375.1 362.2 336.2

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

379.6 374.6 361.8 331.6 360.3 2552

387.7 385.4 379.6 347.7 383.1 3301

383.4 372.7 358.3 331.2

385.9 388.4 378.8 351.2


-U R O+ -O Average Number

Northern 3 4L

Central 3

377.7 374.1 361.7 333.9 370.4 2094

383.7 374.2 362.3 326.7 364.5 2290

381.3 378.0 372.7 341.3


Central 3

-U R O+ -O Average Number

371.7 363.2 337.9 319.3 350.6 726

363.4 354.7 330.4 306.1 342.9 398

367.3 364.5 336.9 315.0

4L 383.0 376.7 361.8 335.2

4L 375.7 360.9 337.4 328.6

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

378.3 373.4 358.7 337.6 360.7 1423

390.8 383.9 371.9 340.1 384.8 2085

380.2 373.3 359.4 337.4

392.2 387.6 383.3 347.3

Southern 3 4L

Scotland 3 4L

369.1 361.9 345.1 343.7 358.4 333

379.9 374.7 356.6 324.3 373.8 680

363.8 366.5 342.7

380.3 377.2

DEADWEIGHT SHEEP N/S deadweight prices for the week ending June 2, 2018. SQQ E U R O P

2 549.5 546.4 537.8 510.7

Medium E U R O P

2 549.9 547.1 540.4 527.6

(344) (1090) (2204) (216)

3L 550.0 545.0 535.4 523.2

(341) (1009) (1638) (78)

3L 550.0 545.1 535.9 526.2

(1608) (5149) (4828) (165)

3H 536.7 534.0 530.0 526.1

(1602) (5020) (4175) (104)

3H 536.8 534.0 530.3 529.4

Source: AHDB

(621) (1780) (1197) (14)

4L 511.4 509.6 517.1 532.5

(620) (1743) (1066) (8)

4L 511.4 509.7 516.2 535.0

(197) (448) (257) (2)

4H 489.7 490.3 498.8

(15) (33) (25)

Average: 537.9 (20,358)

Source: IAAS/ScotEID

Market day w/e: June 5

Week ending June 2, 2018.

p114 121 Jun8.indd 6



Source: AHDB/LAA


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





Source: AHDB

week ending June 2, 2018. 2018 Pigs* 175.73 Sheep 202.43 Steers 15.66 Heifers 10.78 Young bulls 4.60

%change (2017) +8.24 -4.25 -2.07 +9.48 +29.18

*week ending May 26, 2018.

Source: AHDB

(197) (441) (229) (1)

4H 489.7 490.3 498.8

(15) (33) (25)

Average: 538.9 (18,431) Deadweight sheep prices are collected from a sample of GB abattoirs. The sample accounts for about one-third of deadweight sales; prices quoted p/kg are averages for all qualities 12-21.5kg.

DEADWEIGHT PIGS Latest deadweight prices.

Source: AHDB

STANDARD PIG PRICE (SPP) Great Britain (82,882 pigs, av. weight 82.54) May 20-26 compared to May 13-19.

ALL PIG PRICE (APP) Great Britain (79,376 pigs, av. weight 82.38) May 13-19 compared to May 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 130.23 -0.95 147.35 0.22 149.20 0.31 148.68 0.20 147.81 -0.18 129.55 2.46

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

148.17 145.50

APP (EU Spec) APP (UK Spec)

Number 586 5,044 24,564 37,265 14,090 1,333

SPP (EU Spec) SPP (UK Spec)

EUROPEAN LIVESTOCK Prices in euros. Week ending May 27, 2018.

N. Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 4.23 (0.73). Ireland: Steers R3 euro/kg/dw 0.00 (0.00). France: (ex Rungis) lamb: R 16-22kg euro/kg/dw; imported 6.80 domestic 7.60.

0.23 0.22

Number 816 5,419 22,852 35,594 13,476 1,219

Price Change 144.88 6.35 152.03 1.23 152.16 0.48 150.93 0.36 149.35 0.47 128.36 0.03 150.68 147.97

0.56 0.55

HAY AND STRAW Week ending June 6, 2018.

■ CARLISLE: Mon, wheat, round bales to £18/bale; mini Hesstons to £118 and £108 (x2)/tonne. ■ GOOSTREY: Mon, haylage to £80/t; barley, small bale to £88/bale; straw, barley square bales to £116 and £128/bale.

Source: AHDB

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370 p/kg deadweight

200 190 180

360 350 340 330











370 p/kg deadweight

200 190 180

360 350 340 330












650 2018


450 400







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SPP (2017) APP (2017)

SPP (2018) APP (2018)


120 110











Dairy-sired (2017) Beef-sired (2017­)

Dairy-sired (2018) Beef-sired (2018)











p/kg deadweight (EU spec)









2018 2017 Jan










300 Mar

130 Feb








210 190



p/kg deadweight






p/kg liveweight
























310 Feb

p/kg liveweight






























p/kg liveweight



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UK DELIVERED PRICES – SUMMARY Thursday, May 31, 2018 (£ per tonne)

Source: AHDB

Delivery East Anglia / London (BW)


North-West grains/ Liverpool OSR

Avonmouth feed /South bread


Central Scotland

Jun-2018 Jul-2018 Hvst-2018 Nov-2018 Jun-2018 Jul-2018 Hvst-2018 Nov-2018 Jun-2018 Jul-2018 Hvst-2018 Nov-2018 Jun-2018 Jul-2018 Hvst-2018 Nov-2018 Jun-2018 Jul-2018 Hvst-2018 Nov-2018 Jun-2018 Jul-2018

Bread Wheat Price Change 178.00 n/c 184.50 +1.00 187.00 +1.00 181.00 +2.50 195.50 +2.00 198.00 +1.50 190.50 +1.00 187.50 n/c 177.50 n/c 190.00 +0.50 -

Feed Wheat Price Change 160.50 +1.50 162.50 +1.00 156.50 +2.00 160.50 +2.50 166.00 n/c 176.00 +0.50 178.50 n/c 169.50 n/c 164.00 +2.00 167.00 +1.50 157.50 +2.50 161.50 +2.50 172.00 unch 174.50 +1.00 164.00 n/c 168.00 n/c 173.50 n/c -

Feed Barley Price Change -

Oilseed Rape Price 301.00 311.00 303.50 313.50 299.00 309.00 -

Change -3.50 -3.00 -3.50 -3.00 -3.50 -3.00 -

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 English £/hectare 2018 season averages VAT sales

Leasing/naked acre letting

Non-SDA SDA Moorland

£127.17 £192.07 £65.11

£42.57 N/A –

Welsh Season average VAT sales

Leasing/naked acre letting

0.6-1.0 ✸ ■

50 per cent of 2018 payment

Scottish Regions 1, 2 and 3 – Season average VAT sales Leasing/naked acre letting 0.9-1.7 ✸ ■ Northern Irish Season average VAT sales


Leasing/naked acre letting

1.0-1.5 ✸ ■

UK DELIVERED RAPESEED PRICES Thursday, May 31, 2018 (£ per tonne)

Source: AHDB

Oilseed Rape East Anglia / London Erith Liverpool Hull / Selby

Hvst-2018 301.00 303.50 303.50 299.00

Nov-2018 311.00 313.50 313.50 309.00



FUTURES MARKETS (WHEAT) Friday, June 1, 2018 (£ per tonne)

Source: AHDB


Price £/tonne

Change on last £/tonne

Jul-18 Nov-18 Jan-19 Mar-19 May-19 Jul-19 Nov-19

155.45 158.25 160.80 163.45 165.20 161.75 156.70

-0.55 unch +0.25 +0.55 +0.70 +0.75 +0.80


price €/tonne

Change on last €/tonne


Sep-18 Dec-18 Mar-19 May-19 Sep-19 Dec-19 Mar-20

181.50 185.00 187.50 189.00 185.00 187.50 188.75

-1.00 -1.00 -0.25 unch -1.00 -0.75 +0.25

-0.88 -0.88 -0.22 unch -0.88 -0.66 +0.22

CORN RETURNS EX-FARM PRICES Thursday, May 31, 2018 (£ per tonne) South East South West Midlands Eastern North East North West England & Wales South Scotland Central Scotland North Scotland Scotland Great Britain Northern Ireland United Kingdom Change on last week (£/t)


Feed & Other

BARLEY Malting Premium


Feed & Other

174.50 174.50 174.50 +3.20

157.50 160.10 160.10 160.10 -0.20

157.30 163.00 159.20 159.20 159.20 +3.90



141.80 143.30 143.20 144.70 143.40 143.40 -2.00

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RETAIL AVERAGES Week ending June 9, 2018 (prices in p/kg). Latest data.

OATS Milling


128.00 128.00 128.00 n/c

115.30 115.30 115.30 n/c


Jun Jul Aug

20/09/2017 12:20

English entitlements are flat rate. Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish entitlements have different historic values moving towards a flat rate. All transfers without land are subject to VAT if the transferor is VAT registered. Non-VAT sales often attract an additional 10-20 per cent premium. PREDICTED ENGLISH 2018 PAYMENT/HA Non-SDA = £224; SDA = £222; Moorland = £62 Subject to FDM and payment adjustments. Based on today’s exchange rate (€1=£0.88). ✸ Average multiplier over 2018 season ■ Multipliers shown are based on the value of BPS payment excluding the greening element Source: Townsend Chartered Surveyors

Source: AHDB

WHEAT Milling Bread

50 per cent of 2018 payment

All prices £/tonne ex-farm

Micronizing peas

Feed peas

Feed beans

188.00 189.00 190.00

160.17 162.17 164.17

165.67 167.67 169.67

This week Last week

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

1140 2201 1551 3716 950 1023 786 508

1041 2201 1551 3624 950 1023 786 508

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

1143 1186 846 1098 1612 1550 1581 1516 1324 992

1105 1149 846 1098 1593 1522 1581 1516 1324 981

629 757 531 900 743 715 642 582 584

650 718 549 862 743 715 642 582 584

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

Source: AHDB

06/06/2018 15:15


Last updated June 6, 2018.






Thursday, May 31, 2018

Last updated June 6, 2018. JUN JUL HVST NOV MAY 164.00 167.00 157.50 161.50 168.50 173.50 - - - 160.50 162.50 156.50 160.50 166.00 166.50 168.50 - 162.50 176.00 178.50 - 169.50 - - - - 172.00 174.50 164.00 168.00 174.00 166.00 - - - 165.00 167.50 - 161.50 170.00 - - 166.50 - - - - - - - - 175.50 178.50 - 167.00 173.00 166.00 168.00 - - 169.00

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

JUN JUL HVST NOV MAY 195.50 198.00 - 190.50 184.50 187.00 - 181.00 - 187.50 - 177.50 178.00 - - - 190.00 - - - -

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

JUN JUL HVST NOV MAY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 178.00 179.00 - - - - - - -

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

POTATO PRICES Maincrop GB spot price. Week ending June 2, 2018.

Source: AHDB

PACKING England Desiree King Edward Mozart Maris Piper Whites

Low 70 160 - 215 40

Main High Trend 90 100 X 175 190 Y - - 250 300 Y 55-100 100 Z

Scotland Maris Piper Charlotte King Edward Whites

Low - - - -

Main High Trend 240-260 - Y - - 160 - 35-60 - X

Low 120 100 110 80

Main 225 125 160 110

High 280 140 200 150

Trend X Z Y –

May 19 165.63 96.68

May 26 - –

June 2 175.72 99.16

Trend -

BAGS General Ware/Frying Agria (frying) Maris Piper (frying) Sagitta (frying) Wilja (ware) WEEKLY AVERAGES GB weekly average price GB weekly free-buy price

HAY AND STRAW: REGIONS Week ending June 10, 2018. Big bale hay Quality North East E Yorks N Mids E Mids C Mids E Counties S East South S West S Wales SE Scotland

Comment: Straw has now ran out in some areas.

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

Good Good Good Good Good Good Good - - - - - 105 95 85 - - - - 94 86 - 110 100 87 - 87 79 96 - - - - 96 87 90 120 90 95 85 85 75 85 120 90 - 85 90 85 80 120 100 80 70 - 95 - - - - 105 90 120 125 - - - 125 100 100 125 100 105 100 110 100 98 - - - - 90 85 Source: British Hay and Straw Merchants’ Association

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Commodity Hi Pro Soya – Liverpool Hi Pro Soya – Southern Ports Soya Hulls Maize distillers Maize gluten Non-GM Sugar beet pellets Whole maize Palm kernel expellers Rapeseed meal basis Erith Kent Rapeseed meal basis Hull/Liverpool Wheat distillers pellets/meal Organic Organic maize Organic wheat Organic peas Organic soya expellers


Source: Straights Direct Jul 347.00 352.00 166.00 232.00 199.00

Aug-Oct Nov-Apr 350.00 354.00 352.00 355.00 166.00 168.00 225.00 220.00 193.00 183.00

191.00 180.00 144.00 210.00 218.00 227.00

195.00 181.00 142.00 189.00 196.00 228.00

172.00 179 X 140.00 197.50 198.50 225.00

290.00 290.00 290.00 295.00 295.00 380.00 380.00 380.00 510.00 510.00 510.00

Key: All prices in pounds sterling. Currency, £/$1.337, £/€1.138. Guide prices indicated include delivery charge of £6/tonne. X = After safe arrival; F = First half; S = Second half; n = May; w = Jun-July; k = Jun; r = July; v = to Jan.


Source: AHDB

Companies Monthly price Annual average Arla Foods - Sainsbury’s 27.46 27.63 Müller Milk & Ingredients Booths 31.79 31.53 Müller Milk & Ingredients Co-op Dairy Group 29.06 28.81 Müller Milk & Ingredients M&S 30.64 30.39 Müller Milk & Ingredients Sainsbury’s 28.29 28.04 Müller Milk & Ingredients TSDG (Tesco) 29.46 29.38 First Milk - Midlands & East Wales 26.89 26.82 First Milk - Scottish Mainland 26.58 26.51 Müller Milk & Ingredients Non-Aligned 28.19 27.95 Barber A.J & R.G 28.90 28.65 27.13 27.01 First Milk - Haverfordwest 2 Glanbia - Llangefni 27.55 27.36 Lactalis - Caledonian Cheese 28.95 28.84 South Caernarfon Creameries 28.08 27.90 24.93 24.92 UK Arla Farmers Manufacturing 1 Wyke Farms 28.64 28.52 Freshways 28.00 27.91 Meadow Foods (A&B) 27.77 27.68 1 2

This contract will receive a 13th payment, the forecast for this is about 0.83ppl from January 2018. This contract will receive a Tesco supplement of 1.45ppl for March 2018.

Please note retailer price supplements are included where applicable.

UK MONTHLY MILK PRODUCTION March UK milk deliveries were down 2.1 per cent on the same month in 2017, to 1,257 million litres. Cumulatively, this was 3.2 per cent more than the same period in 2017. GB deliveries in March stood at 1,046m litres, 3.1 per cent less than the same month in 2017, and 2.9 per cent up on the year cumulatively.


Last updated June 4, 2018. Source: AHDB/LAA/IAAS



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Newly-calved Newly-calved heifers cows

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No. / Av.

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Beeston Castle Th 14/1334.3 90/1260.8 Bentham -/- -/- Carlisle We 27/1239.6 109/1231.1 Cirencester -/- -/- Cockermouth -/- -/- Exeter -/- -/- Gisburn Th 20/1983.0 7/1801.4 Holsworthy We 12/1525.0 8/1281.3 Leek Tu 13/1338.5 9/1010.0 Market Drayton -/- -/- Mold Fr 16/1861.3 19/1450.0 Norton And Brooksbank -/- -/- Sedgemoor Tu\Sa 119/1589.8 172/1337.0 Shrewsbury Tu 10/1661.0 -/- Skipton -/- -/- Ayr Tu 5/1346.00 2/1450.00 Lanark -/- -/- Stirling (ua) -/- -/-

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-/- -/- 3/1380.8 -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- 2/1100.0 -/- -/- -/- 3/1133.3 -/- -/- 2/590.00 -/- -/-

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FARMING: THE BACKBONE OF BRIT A The role of rural Post Offices has never been so important and one family farm has created a vital service hub for its local community. Alex Black finds out more.

People have to make an effort to come here, so you have to do something a bit different JOHN JOHNSON patience eventually paid dividends. He says: “We had support from the local community and eventually received permission to open.” Community is definitely the buzzword when it comes to the farm shop and Post Office and Stanley Downham, who was chairman of the parish council at the time, is now a loyal customer. He says: “We had an awful job to persuade them the village needed a Post Office and that it was a viable proposition. “We got the planning committee out to have a look at the site and put a lot of pressure on. “Today, the Post Office is increasingly vital and a facility for the whole community, especially with more banks closing.”

Family-run Most of John’s family are involved in the business: Sadie Pine, John’s step-granddaughter, runs the Post Office with John’s daughter Sammi; one of his son’s runs the family farm; with another son, who is a builder, involved in building the recent extension to the shop. The Post Office operates from its own counter on the right-hand side of the butcher’s counter. The shop offers fresh produce, including meat from the farm and local area, fruit and vegetables, as well as all the cupSUPPORTED BY

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ural Post Offices are regarded as part of the fabric of community life; a much needed service to help residents go about their everyday life. With the ongoing closures of rural banks across the country, local businesses and dwellers have come to heavily rely on their local Post Office and their future is stronger than ever. In December last year, the Government announced the future of rural Post Offices would be safeguarded thanks to a £160 million fund to protect village branches from closure. Another £210m will be spent modernising about 11,600 branches across the country over the next three years, as the network appeared to be at its most stable in many years. According to Citizens Advice, more than half of the UK’s Post Offices are located in rural areas, with customers using the service significantly more often than their urban counterparts, and the more rural the area, the more important its role. These statistics were even higher in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with more than 70 per cent of Welsh Post Offices serving rural areas. There are no hard or fast rules as to how rural Post Offices operate within a local community and they can range from a fully functional outlet to a modest counter in a farm shop or mobile van touring around the community. In Utkinton, Cheshire, Rose Farm Shop provides a Post Office alongside its farm shop, butchers and cafe, bridging the gap by offering a multi-faceted platform of services. Pig and beef farmer John Johnson opened the farm shop 21 years ago, after the people running the local village shop which housed the Post Office were looking to retire. John took over the village shop and Post Office before moving to the new site, but faced a raft of planning challenges after initially approaching the council. Understanding the importance of the service, John’s determination and

Sammi Johnson (left) and Sadie Pine (right), who run the Post Office (pictured right).

Rural Post Offices offer lifeline for communities board essentials, allowing people to do their full shop alongside their banking, accessing their pension and posting letters and parcels. Sadie says: “The nearest banks are now at least a 20-minute car journey away. The only other services in Utkinton are the village hall and school, with even the nearest pub more than two miles away. “We are busy and people come out from further away because of the parking. We have increased traffic at the shop and cafe and local pubs and businesses are now banking with us. As a result, these businesses now buy meat from us.” The shop has grown over the years, with the site now including a cafe, gift shop, florist, garden centre and car wash. The butchers sells beef and pigs produced on their own farm, with

John looking to champion local produce as far as possible, as well as provide essentials for anyone looking to do a complete shop.

Local food He says: “We buy lambs from just down the road and buy other food items as local as possible, such as our fruit and vegetables.” While some loyal customers use the shop exclusively, John is aware they are competing with big supermarkets for custom, but the local community remains at the heart of the village. He says: “People have to make an effort to come here, so you have to do something a bit different. Our shoppers are really enthusiastic about the value of the services and the personal touch we try and offer.”

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UK rural/urban split (2015/16)

Post Office facts Source: Post Office







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Mobile Post Offices MOBILE Post Office services are also serving rural communities, with more than 520 communities across the UK visited by one of 59 mobile services. Usually organised by a branch in the area, operators such as Gill Mitchell take the mobile van across remote areas so customers can do their everyday banking services at the mobile branch, often saving them a lengthy trip into the nearest town.


Sadie and Sammi know most of the customers by name, dealing with the same people every week who rely on the service. Customer Carel Stockton says their offering is essential for her. She says: “It is so easy to come here. Everything is here and you can park easily.” Having parking spaces is a big appeal, with shops and the Post Office in nearby town, Tarporley, having limited parking. The family puts on transport to help people without cars get to the shop, as there is a lack of bus services in the area. Sadie says the success is partly down to the fact they care so much. She says: “Pensioners come to get their pension, then do their shopping. They will eat at the cafe and it is a nice day out for them.”

n Post Offices offer everyday banking services for 99 per cent of personal banking customers and 95 per cent of business banking customers n This includes cash withdrawals, cash and cheques deposits, and balance enquiries n 93 per cent of people live within a mile of their local Post Office n 7 per cent live within three miles n 500,000 banking transactions are done every day at Post Offices


Gill Mitchell, North Yorkshire, operates one of 59 mobile Post Offices.

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Shepherds face harsh weather and unforgiving landscapes on their journey.

In our series, Ag in my Land, we speak to Mahesh Ghate who co-established Shepherds of Himalayas to document their tough way of life.


eing born and brought up in Wani, a small town in the state of Maharashtra, I have always been intrigued by the nomadic sheep herders in my region who used to migrate following monsoon rains. I am a mechanical engineer by profession, but I have an affinity for writing about the Himalayan landscape and its people. We have learned there is so much knowledge the shepherds have about these alpine meadows, which can be saved by utilising their lifelong experiences and scientific management. The roots of shepherding practice in these parts of Himalayas are still intact from generations where shepherds follow footsteps of their forefathers. They tend their sheep and goats in valleys in winter using fodder available in the nearby forest as well as from farms. With the glimmer of warm, sunny days typically in the end of March, they collect they collect their sheep

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Shepherding in the Himalayas and goats and head towards alpine meadows following trails blazed by their forefathers in search of better grazing pasture. On the route, they stay at stone huts used from generations or set up temporary camps on various locations, taking advantage of fresh grass and foliage biding their time to reach the alpine meadows in mid-May when there will be plenty of grass for grazing. The use of modern facilities, such

as solar panels, mobile phones, sleeping bags and plastic tarpaulins has made the life bit easier, but challenges thrown by Himalayan landscape are ever-present.

Terrain We are currently working with sheep herders of the Mandal valley who migrate to the alpine meadows of Rudranath in the Western Himalayas. The topography of these regions is characterised by un-

dulating terrain interspersed with rocky hills, and the elevation ranges from 1,500-3,500 metres (4,920-11,480ft) above sea level. The year is typically represented by three main seasons in this region â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a cool and relatively dry winter (December to March); a warm and dry summer (mid-April to June); and the monsoon season, a wet period from July to mid-September. The climate is harsh with low temperatures, fluctuating

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Mahesh Ghate is documenting the shepherds’ trek from valleys to alpine meadows.

SHEPHERDS OF HIMALAYAS THE seeds of Shepherds of Himalayas were sown back in 2016 when I was working as a volunteer with my primatologist friend Himani Nautiyal (a collaborator in this project) at Rudranath.

We were investigating the grazing pressure from the sheep present on the alpine meadows as well as effects f climate change on this landscape. During this period, we spent considerable time interacting with

Men spend months away from home searching for suitable pasture.

pheric pressure, blizzards and hailstorms prevailing for all but a few months of the year. The biggest problem is the uncertain and harsh weather conditions, which affects grazing and their schedules for the journey. Epidemics of foot-and-mouth and pneumonia are caused by too much rain, and food poisoning also becomes an issue if the sheep consume certain grasses. The men take care of sheep

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herding, spending most the months away from home in search of better pasture for their herd, while the women take care of home and family in their native villages. They are also responsible for the collection of fodder and hay for upcoming winter months to feed and it’s hard work. The future here is uncertain. Traditionally, the sheep herd is passed on from father to their sons, with an equal division of sheep

traditions and practices. So our project was born and we aim to apply research across all Himalayan landscape in India and learn about the shepherds by staying with them when we can.

sheep herders about their life, cultural traditions, their gods and beliefs, their knowledge of the forest and its resources, challenges they face in this landscape, conflict with wild animals, sheep herding

Women collect fodder and hay to feed livestock during winter months.

among them. The children, at a very young age, used to join their father, helping them in shepherding simultaneously learning tricks of the trade. But nowadays, shepherds don’t want their children to practice sheep herding due to severe hardships without much financial gain. MORE INFORMATION For more features from our Ag in my Land series visit

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Every week we follow the ups and downs of farmers around the UK JAMES POWELL

Powys James farms 180ha (450 acres) of uplands in Llanbadarn Fynydd, Powys. Married to Rachel with three sons, James runs 1,000 ewes, mostly Aberfield crosses, plus a 50-head suckler herd. An HCC scholar in 2014, he is involved with NFU Cymru’s Next Generation initiative and passionate about rural affairs.


he weather throughout May was very unpredictable, giving us four seasons in one month and departing with tropical storms and flash floods. As I write it is humid and uncomfortable at night. This moist heat has been great for grass growth on our farm and the covers have really benefited from the early hit of nitrogen in April to lift it and now the warm soil temperature to carry growth on. The harvest ground has all been turned off and had another boost of fertiliser to lift the yield further. Late May was a rush to complete a long list of jobs to prepare for summer; all the yearling cattle were sold as stores, the Texel cross hoggs and lamb couples sold, quite well on the trade, at £80 a life. The lambs are all orf vaccinated, wormed, mineral drenched, marked and we also treated them at this early stage with a dose of fly control which is alleged to last for 19 weeks’ protection. If that works

‘At 40 I was the youngest on the list for a complete hip replacement’ out to be the case it would seem good value having done them younger, at a reduced dosage rate. The reason for this intense, compacted workload was to offset some stock and, along with it, a bit of time for me to undergo, of all things, some major surgery. It is safe to say I was a good few years younger than any of the oth-

ers on the list called in last Tuesday for a complete hip replacement. Having reached the milestone birthday last August I have had trouble believing that life begins at 40, but now I am on the road to recovery and a part of me is bionic, I cannot wait to at last be able to play football with my boys and not fall asleep in the evenings from fighting arthritic pain.

Alas, as we all know, it is an occupational hazard with livestock but thanks to our fantastic National Health Service and science we can be put back together. Besides, farming cannot be that bad as my surgeon is, in his spare time, building up a sheep farm, his dream job to retire to apparently.

Farmers Weather by Dr Simon Keeling

There are hints of less settled weather ahead AFTER the chill of spring and the seemingly ever-lasting winter, the last couple of weeks have been warmer and more settled. However, for many, there has been significant rainfall in the last week as thunderstorms affected many parts of the country. These started in the south and then edged northwards as the week progressed. Rain totals of more than 20mm have been recorded on several days. These storms have been caused by colder air at high levels in the troposphere across central parts of Europe, where conditions have 126 | JUNE 8 2018

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been more unsettled. As I type these conditions look set to remain through this week and into the coming weekend. Flooding is likely to occur, too. How about the UK, though? Are we likely to be seeing any change in weather pattern soon? Again, as I type this article there are signs of westerly winds returning into this weekend and next week. There have been signals the jet stream may try to become established again as we head into the middle of the month, with a stop-start slip into mixed conditions before then. Experience shows

that when this happens in June it can be a rather hit and miss affair, but once it gets going the jet stream can bring several days of wetter, cooler weather. Sea temperatures have also warmed around the shores of western Europe and this is likely to lead to a higher risk of more enhanced convection. This leads to the threat of rain all being more showery and thundery. So there are some hints of less settled weather, but I do not expect rain to arrive in haste. I will keep you fully updated in my twice weekly video forecasts at

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NEXT WEEK Cumbria Will Case Kent Marie Prebble

‘Our neighbour’s herdsman was fatally injured TB testing cattle’ Cheshire Phil farms 385ha (950 acres) in Cheshire, split between the family farm on Lord Cholmondeley’s estate and Organsdale Farm near Tarporley. He milks 300 cows, mainly pedigree Brown Swiss, as well as diversifying into business units and an equestrian facility. He is also a Nuffield Scholar. Twitter: @PhilLatham


am looking at the weather forecast wondering when the best time is to get mowers in to start this year’s haylage crop. Last year we had to consign 24 hectares (60 acres) of grass to the dry cows as we never got a

weather window to bale it before our September event. Let’s hope this year will be better. The maize is coming on well. We have had glorious sunshine punctuated by the odd short shower and it has shot up. Hopefully it will be well up to knee height before our target date of July 4. Our milk contract is up for renewal at the end of the month and it will be interesting to see what we choose as the right option for the milk to get the best reward from the market in the next period. The good news for us was we had a clear TB test after we failed the previous one. If we go clear next time we will be off restrictions. Our TB status has become a lottery and as a closed herd which has not bought a cow for 23 years, I feel I can do little more to reduce my risks. It is frustrating to see the kneejerk outraged response national


press journalists have to the Government’s consultation on an extension of culling badgers under licence in the low risk areas. Preserving diseased populations of badgers is not conservation, it is rank stupidity. It is pushed by those who have never managed a population of animals. The simple truth is we must reduce the contribution of maintenance hosts if we want to bring the infection rates down. The bad news was our neighbour’s herdsman was fatally injured TB testing their cattle. I am sure all livestock farmers will wince at the

news and know that ‘but for the grace of God there goes I’. I am also sure we would all offer our sincere condolences to the family and the team at the farm. It is hard for people outside our industry to understand the issue or consequences of zoonotic TB spreading. There are some pushing a polarised view because it suits membership needs, others are just misinformed, and some are angry vegans. The trouble is there are not enough farmers, cattle vets, scientists or honest conservationists trying to counter their false narrative in the general media.

The first correct entry received by next Friday will receive £20 worth of Love2shop vouchers. Send to: Crossword No. 933, Farmers Guardian, Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9NZ.


6 Extremely anxious person’s neural structure (1,6,2,6) 9 Erratically mowed a field for growing grass (6) 10 Lazy person’s untruth, awfully bad without excuse initially (3-4) 11 Performs about four regularly pintsized training exercises (10) 13 Not keen to work, move furtively, failing to start (4) 14 Nimble and supple part of cruciate ligament reviewed (5) 15 The French and English woodworker’s shaping tool (5) 19 Clumsy old bird; person who is out of fashion (4) 20 Get cornice repaired putting earth at the heart of things (10) 21 Develops a fancy for cooked takeouts, not socially acceptable (5,2) 22 Turkish military leader and saint struck with consternation (6) 23 Engage in children’s concealment game in curiously kidney-shaped lea (4,4,3,4)


1 Lack of sailor on revolutionary scene (7) 2 Proceed effortlessly following sound made by cattle (4) 3 Frisky cat with toil possibly gets little songbird (4-3) 4 Unusually sad nut tree to downplay (10) 5 Willingly study first elements of Italian, Latin and Yiddish (7) 7 Sleepy farm animal needed to operate oil well’s piston pump maybe (7,6) 8 Little wooden boxes, places to keep buns (6-7) 12 Lazy disastrously outsize pigs leading to careless talk (4,6) 16 Disorganised hotel is showing unfriendliness (7) 17 Convert or phone person with no chance of success (2-5) 18 Style of trousers for follower of latest fashion trends (7) 22 Disease of oak canker from time to time (4)



Answers to crossword 931: Across: 1 Pathos, 5 Merino, 10 Ad-lib, 11 Dalesbred, 12 Desert pea, 13 Wahoo, 14 Unclasp, 16 Dubious, 18 Oysters, 20 Relievo, 22 Lleyn, 24 Anecdotes, 26 Peninsula, 27 Zests, 28 Statal, 29 Dorsal. Down: 2 Atlas, 3 Hibernate, 4 Soda pop, 5 Mallard, 6 Resow, 7 North Pole, 8 Landau, 9 Odeons, 15 Cashew nut, 17 Bulldozer, 18 Oxlips, 19 Seagull, 20 Ryeland, 21 Obsess, 23 Nonet, 25 Testa. Winner: P. Moore, East Sussex.

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‘Rules about safe working are our friend, not enemy’ Producers: Harper Adams has a fantastic reputation as an innovative university and I have been amazed to see the range of careers in agriculture and the food industry which are open to students. I am very keen on the marketing side of food production and I am a passionate believer British food should be on the shelves of all our supermarkets. While there is uncertainty about the future economic prospects for farmers, we have got to look for the positives. The huge changes in farming we are facing will be positive because they mean farmers are trying to look at the ways they farm and update their businesses to meet the challenges of the future. But hill farmers are faced with some significant barriers. You are limited by the weather and poor land, so there is often only a limited range of practical farming enterprises open to you. You have to understand what your land can produce and identify the markets which match the farm to maximise returns. Young leaders: Young Farmers is a fantastic group to be a part of and helps those wanting to make a career in the industry. I have been a

Meg Watkins Craswall, Herefordshire Meg Watkins, 18, helps on the 54-hectare (135acre) family farm running a flock of pedigree Texel sheep. She was recently awarded one of four 2018 NFU Mutual undergraduate bursary awards, which she will use to fund her four-year course at Harper Adams University studying agricultural business.

member of Craswall Young Farmers since I was 10 and more recently served as the club secretary.

Meg Watkins was awarded a bursary from NFU Mutual this year. I am also a national winner of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) stock judging competition – something I have been brought up with in my family through experience showing sheep at the Royal Welsh Show. Today you have to be switched on to the latest technology and food trends, so it is vital to go to shows, meetings and conferences. Farming is friendly, so you will always find experts who can help you. There is no better way to make friends than through Young Farmers. Farm safety: I was a recent finalist in the NFYFC national public

speaking competition where my talk was on improving farm safety. I showcased the work done by the Yellow Wellies campaign to educate young people in agriculture on avoiding the hazards which often lead to injuries and deaths. We have to be more proactive and see the rules and regulations about safe working as our friend and not our enemy. Local farmers I know have been involved in tragic accidents. Taking safety seriously is vital for today’s farmers who often work alone and are often using powerful machinery, which can be very dangerous if not treated with respect.

READER SNAPSHOT EACH week we ask readers to share their favourite snapshots of farming life and the stories behind them.

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