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Better than expected trade at sheep sales

Nick Hyne in auction action

This year, 2014, has been an interesting breeding sheep season here on the Welsh border where we traditionally start our sales in mid-July to accommodate anyone wishing to buy early lambing ewes, writes Nick Hyne.

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Cruckton Ploughing Society prepares for bumper match

Cruckton Ploughing Match celebrates its 82nd event this year and will be held on Saturday, September 20, at Wood Hall Farm, Hanwood, near Shrewsbury, home of Cruckton and District Ploughing Society chairman Richard Savage and family.

New dairy show set to open at Telford

A brand new national dairy show will be opening its doors on Wednesday, September 17 .  Following two years without a national specialist dairy show, this brand new event has generated unprecedented interest.

Trend continues on land price

Land remains in demand as investors and lifestyle buyers jostle for best plots and shortages of agricultural land continue to stoke prices.

Yields help counter poor grain prices

After a flying start to harvest, the catchy weather in the latter half of August frustrated grain growers as later crops stubbornly remain in the field.