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In a first for a Red Angus herd, this year’s winners of the EBLEX most imprived herd are Robert and Sophie Whitcombe with their Hawkley herd

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Best of luck to Rupert Dod from Devon who has made it in to the final three in this year’s Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer of the Year competition

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May Jack, Fivemiletown and her  Strule Herd took the trophy for the Best Cow Family in the annual N.I. Aberdeen Angus Club Herd Competition.

In the recently judged NI Aberdeen Angus Club annual herd competition, kindly sponsored by Northern Bank, it was definitely a case that females are best. In each of the three sections of the competition, small, medium and large herds the eventual winners were all herds owned by ladies

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Aberdeen-Angus cattle breeder Willie McLaren, of Netherton Farm, Blackford, Auchterarder, is the 2011 recipient of one of the livestock industry’s most prestigious prizes, the Sir William Young Award.

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Participating int he study from left to right: Katie Adam, Rupert Hough, Bill Robson, George Gunn and John Lohoar

Amongst other things it appears that raising soil pH by applying lime could reduce the incidence of Johne’s disease in cattle, but it will only be part of the answer

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August 5th 2011

Feature: JB Bradley Farms

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The desire to produce a premium product at a time when economic production and ease of management are all crucial, lay behind Des Bradley’s decision to change from using Charolais bulls to Aberdeen-Angus on his suckler herd, as Doreen Forsyth reports

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