As wind and rain lashes the UK, it seems an appropriate note for what can sometimes be a wet agricultural show season.
Autumn’s colours have been amazing this year and the open weather has meant dry ground conditions, so luckily the cattle are not poaching the ground yet.
With three trials held in Derbyshire and one in Cheshire, last weekend was a busy one for handlers living in those regions.
Chloe Brooker, 21, works at Princess Christian’s Farm, a 47-hectare (115-acre) farm for students with learning di culties or disabilities run in partnership with Hadlow College and Kent County Council. She is also a member of Cobtree YFC.
Farming: After completing my degree in animal management at Hadlow College earlier this year I started working full-time at the college’s farm.
Princess Christian’s Farm works with students who have learning difficulties or...
I sold my first run of stores at Ashford in late October and have another 180 to shift in forthcoming sales.
With a single point advantage, John Atkinson and Wisk won the Ryedale nursery held at Egton.
Farmers have a tough enough job without feeling the weight of Government and bureaucracy is against them.
This is why the comments of Welsh farmers and unions in reaction to the new regionalised TB plan have an undertone of frustration at the country’s approach to tackling the disease.
COMPETING in his first competition, Katy Cropper’s Moor Lodge Jim took the nursery title at North Westmorland on Sunday, while Arthur Temple and Jan won the novice.
As we move into autumn I am enjoying watching the colours change. The weather has been great which helps it along and also keeps the bed and breakfast customers coming.
Chris Dodds, executive secretary, Livestock Auctioneers Association
Livestock markets throughout Great Britain are once again proving to be the cornerstone of competitive and fair trade in the red meat sector.
I have been in the livestock auctioneering business for more than 35 years and I have never seen prime lambs regularly achieving more than £90 per head throughout August and into September.
The live ring has provided producers with an unrivalled trading platform for nearly 200...