You might remember our funny, irreverent look at some of the characters that make the British countryside what it is. As part of the tongue-in-cheek guide to rural personas, we met some of the younger farmers amongst the community – the agric, the kids, the posh boy and the student…See also: Calling all 18-25 year olds: Get yourself to bootcampSimon’s in the second year of an agricultural degree at a rural campus. He gets drunk in the union bar and shows people his bottom.
Stirling saw an incredible day for Charolais breeding on Tuesday (20 February), with 22 lots making 10,000gns and above, a further 62 selling for more than 5,000gns and a top price of 46,000gns paid for the supreme champion, Balthayock Minstrel, from David and Nick Walter. With a clearance rate of 88%, up 6% on the year, 115 bulls found new homes and the breed averaged £7,635, an increase of £1,514 on 2017.
Technology is constantly changing what farmers can find out about their livestock, and speakers at the Dairy Tech event on 7 February told delegates about two new exciting tests that are being developed. Both of the tests aim to give farmers more information about the health of their animals. A genomic test will determine an animal’s level of resistance to disease, while a penside liver fluke test would give results almost instantly.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".