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Trip to potato fields leaves Georgia on my mind

Protected by the Caucasus Mountains, Georgia has great potential to grow good quality agricultural products – and the consumer market prospects are most encouraging as trade picks up between the country and its neighbours such as Armenia, writes Heather Briggs.

Vaccination on the agenda at mastitis talks

Vaccination was on the agenda of the recent annual British Mastitis Conference, writes John Sumner is secretary of Shropshire Chamber of Agriculture, writes John Sumner, secretary of Shropshire Chamber of Agriculture.

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Get ready for new Basic Payment Scheme

Further details on the new Basic Payment Scheme which comes into force next month have emerged, which could have a significant effect on farming businesses in the area.

Farmers invited to see machinery at open day

A full range of tractors and agricultural equipment will be on show at Severn Farm Machinery and Wynnstay Stores' joint open day at Pontesbury near Shrewsbury on December 10 and there will be a 10 per cent discount on items in the farm machinery store (excluding spare parts).

New robotic milker is wizard in the parlour

Shropshire based milking equipment manufacturer, Fullwood Limited, has launched an all-new version of its class-leading Merlin automated milking system. Featuring integrated segregation gates and a completely redesigned teat cup attachment arm, the robot sets a new standard in efficient, ergonomic and environmentally friendly milk production.