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04/12/2013

Duration:
13 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 December 2013

Farmers are being urged to capitalise on what's being described as the 'best opportunities for a generation'. HSBC say now is the best time for farmers to sell into the global market. The message comes as David Cameron is in China with the largest British trade delegation ever to visit the country.

Every year in the UK around three hundred and fifty thousand pink-footed geese spend winter at a number of sites including some in Eastern Scotland, around the Wash and North Norfolk. Although a spectacular sight, Farming Today hears about the serious problem they cause to farmers as they feed on recently sown wheat and barley.

And with their reputation of highly sought after milk, Holland is now home to its first herd of Guernsey cows. With help from the English Guernsey Cattle Society a Dutch farmer has imported twenty-four heifers and a yearling bull. If proved to be successful he hopes to welcome many more to his herd.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Lucy Bickerton.

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