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Limousin sales rose by £1m last year

GROSS sales of pedigree Limousin cattle, sold at official British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) auction sales in 2014, increased by almost £1 million (£943,813) to £6,644,543. During 2014, 17 collective sales were held at...

Exciting sale at Dolgellau

THE Welsh Black Cattle Society’s winter show and sale at Dolgellau – sponsored by Farmers Guardian and Tithebarn – saw a packed sale ring buzzing with a good atmosphere. Bulls were judged by Alwyn...

Recognising sheep scab

SHEEP scab is caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis; cattle are not affected. Mites are most commonly transmitted by direct contact with infested sheep, but can survive off the sheep for 17 days and...

Corwen shearer wins personality award

LEADING sheep shearer, Richard Jones of Corwen, has been awarded the popular Lister Shearing Personality of the Year award for 2014. The award, given annually by the British Wool Marketing Board and sponsored by...

Get advice if a fracking company seeks access

by Philip Meade of Davis Meade Property Consultants IF FRACKING gets the go ahead across the UK farmers and landowners should be aware of their rights to compensation if the controversial shale gas abstraction process...

Supply curbs may improve tough times

by Gwyn Howells, HCC chief executive THERE is no denying that 2014 was a turbulent year for red meat producers across Wales. The industry dealt with a fluctuating market for lambs as well as...

Over £4,000 raised for FUW charities

FOLLOWING a successful Wales Coastal Path walk and hog roast evening last September, the chairmen of FUW Denbighshire and Flintshire branches recently presented a cheque to union vice president Richard Vaughan – who accepted...