Cambridgeshire Farms Growers Ltd was an early adopter of rubber tracks for machinery used on 4,500ha it farms in Cambridgeshire. Investment has continued as technology has improved and David Williams... read more →
During the Covid-19 pandemic, farmers across the world are having difficult times. This pandemic leaves them facing manpower shortages and severely disrupted supply chains. But even if it is sometimes... read more →
Agriculture has a major role in economic development, broadly in terms of contributions like products, markets, factors and foreign exchange. The product indicates the supply of goods like foods and... read more →
Farmers Weekly With feed prices hitting record highs, poultry producers must focus on understanding the birds’ nutritional requirements and getting the most out of every gram of feed to reduce the impact on profitability. Opportunities to pass the increased production costs on to the consumer are limited, so businesses must examine nutritional strategies that will […]
Farmers Weekly In the past, there were few differences between individual milking machines. But huge genetic variation between dairy breeds has led to significant variation in milk yield, milk flow rates, teat size and teat shape. The range of milking strategies across different herds is also broader than ever. This means a one-size-fits-all approach is […]
Farmers Weekly Ukrainian farmers have expressed their frustration that trucks moving their grain to the West are being held up for days at the EU border due to excessive bureaucracy. Farmers are desperate to move the remainder of last year’s harvest and have been looking to truck it into Europe by road, as all the […]
Farmers Weekly Planning hold-ups are being blamed for stalling attempts by rural developers to provide affordable home in the Scottish countryside. According to Scottish Land & Estates, delays in the planning process and greater regulation of homes for rent in the private sector are preventing rural housing targets being met. At the organisation’s annual conference […]
Farmers Weekly Going wider, not faster, is the appeal of Kverneland’s new flagship 85156C tedder, which offers a 15.6m working width. The company had previously reported keen demand for its biggest mounted model as farmers and contractors look to improve output to keep ahead of the harvesting gang, but design challenges have limited maximum reach […]
Farmers Weekly I’ve been trying to write this piece for a while now, but I haven’t quite been able to do it. I suppose that’s because it’s a confession of sorts, and I think it’ll be a while yet before I fully come to terms with it all, but here goes; in the summer of […]
Farmers Weekly Overall, we’ve had a reasonably kind spring this year, but our season has been darkened by a sad event in our team. On 17 April, the day before we started planting potatoes, Malc, a very valued and key member of our full-time team, had a heart attack at home. He died the next […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers and politicians have expressed anger and disbelief after the Welsh government paid £4.25m for a productive farm that is likely to be converted into a festival site. The 97ha Gilestone Farm in Talybont-on-Usk, lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park, sited on flat land adjacent to the River Usk and produces combinable […]
Farmers Weekly Pressure on the supply of saplings resulting from ambitious tree planting targets has prompted a new £8.8m grant scheme that could encourage farm diversification into tree seed and sapling production in England. The Forestry Commission, in partnership with Defra, is offering up to £175,000 for individual businesses to invest in transplanting and grading […]
Farmers Weekly Farming and rural communities will come together next month to celebrate the life of Len Eadon, a 22-year-old farmer and Harper Adams University graduate, who took his own life on 1 January 2022. The Len Eadon Farming Family Day will be held at Kenilworth Showground, Stonleigh Park on Sunday 5 June from 11am-9pm. […]
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