Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Olivia, 22, from Whitchurch, Shropshire, is currently studying an FdSc in Dairy Herd Management at Reaseheath College and was recently crowned runner up in the prestigious Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) 2020 ‘Dairy Student of the Year’ competition.
With all of the wild weather, March appeared to enter like a pride of ferocious roaring lions, but as I write it appears to be changing into something that resembles a lamb. Let’s hope it stays that way for a while.
Block calving 430 cows means a lot of calves have to be attended to all at once, and to ensure full attention a strict colostrum protocol has been adopted on one Welsh farm. Debbie James has the story.
This month, Roger Evans tells us about the current craze to emblazon tractors with the owner’s name, and why, in days gone by, he preferred to retain a certain amount of anonymity when it came to driving on the public highway.
Rosemary and her husband Joe farm a closed herd of 100 pedigree Friesian type cows, 60 youngstock and breed bulls for sale. She has served on the MDC Council, Veterinary Products Committee, the RSPCA Council and was WFU dairy chairwoman.
March is already upon us, with spring soon approaching as gauged by the daffodils, primroses and the date on the calendar. However, most days these last few weeks, the climate has been extremely changeable, with four seasons on several days, but the constant theme has been rain and more rain.
This month, Roger Evans tell us about his surprise at passing his latest TB test, how cutting machinery costs is not that easy, and finally questions whether all vegans actually adhere strictly to their code.
This month, Roger Evans tells us how it is nigh on impossible to badger proof his buildings with stock wandering in and out at all times of day and night, and electric fencing all his fields would be an bigger task still.
This month, Ian Potter returns to the Arla proposal to ban the early disposal of unwanted dairy bull calves, and how working in partnership with a retailer in a never-ending price battle is a more promising route to market harmony.