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Brisk trade at Welshpool

CHAROLAIS bulls met a brisk trade at Welshpool on February 5, peaking at 6,800gns with 24 bulls selling to an average of £3,618. The sale topper was Davally Ivanhoe TI +50 SRI +51 from...

More training needed asbestos

FOLLOWING a Health & Safety Executive investigation, Chelmsford magistrates fined an unscrupulous Ipswich roofing contractor £10,000 last month for handling asbestos at a farm in Essex without the correct certification or training. In dealing...

Tackling loneliness and isolation

Older people’s charity, the Royal Voluntary Service, would like to say a huge thank you to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery in Wales for giving our services an additional award of £25,000 to...

Huge response to EID project

by Gwyn Howells, HCC chief executive WHEN Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) launched a project last November to help farmers overcome barriers to the electronic recording of sheep, the response was overwhelming. Funded by the...

Pregnant women to avoid animals giving birth

THE Welsh Government has advised pregnant women to avoid close contact with farm animals giving birth, especially at lambing time. Pregnant women coming into close contact with sheep during lambing or other farm animals...

Guide to pesticides best practice

by Sarah Coe Natural Resources Wales PESTICIDES are an integral part of modern farm management – they help farmers to manage even the very basic of crops to ensure a good, healthy yield. Whether...

Warning over farm rent increases

by Kathryn Lewis of Davis Meade Property Consultants, Oswestry As Lady Day (March 25) – the traditional rent day for tenant farmers – approaches, landlords are being urged not to press for rent increases...

Risk factors of leptospirosis

LEPTOSPIROSIS is a common infection in dairy and beef herds. It is considered an important zoonotic infection (transmissible to humans). • The two important types of Leptospir hardjo are Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo and...

Project shows increasing resistance to wormers

RESISTANCE to wormers has increased in Wales since the previous study in 2006, including those products previously considered effective at killing the parasites in sheep. These are the preliminary results from a project into...