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 A number of universities have said they will refund rent for agriculture students who are not in their on-campus accommodation during the national lockdown. Government guidance says students should not return to campus until the middle of February, with a “stay at home” message in place to try to suppress a surge in […]
Farmers Weekly The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has reduced its bank helpline opening hours because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lines will now be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 2pm. The RPA said in a statement: “We’re committed to maintain vital services for our customers. However, to safeguard our people during these […]
Farmers Weekly A farmer’s wife is fronting a series of videos commissioned by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society to promote health and wellbeing among farmers. Anne Reed, who works as a health practitioner in Thirsk, normally helps the society deliver free one-to-one health checks at livestock auction marts and trade events. But with the coronavirus pandemic […]
Farmers Weekly Yield and soil mapping is widely used in the arable sector, but with rising demand for the technology from livestock farmers growing forage, more contractors are now investing in it. John Watson is one of the largest contractors covering the North West and southern Scotland and has invested in yield mapping sensors on […]
Farmers Weekly Although brown rust may not command the same attention as other barley diseases, it remains a potential seasonal threat to yield and could become more prevalent if the UK climate becomes warmer in future. It is caused by a different pathogen (Puccinia hordei) to the one associated with brown rust in wheat and […]
Farmers Weekly Grain marketing and arable inputs co-operative Openfield Group has reported pre-tax profits of £358,000 for the year to 30 June 2020, down on the year-earlier figure of £460,000. The farmer-owned co-op said although group revenues rose by 1% to £638m, profits had been limited by investments in an operations restructure and new logistics […]
Farmers Weekly The jury is still out on the future of fuels, but natural gas in compressed, liquified or renewable form is making a strong case to replace smutty, petroleum-based power sources. The first engine powered by a compressed gas was produced in 1928 and fuelled with liquid petroleum gas (LPG) – a blend of […]
Farmers Weekly What a strange Christmas it has been. One of confusion and mixed messages, but for us at the farm it has actually passed relatively uneventfully. The Covid rules have meant that we have been well staffed and, on the whole, I think everyone on the team has been able to have a bit […]
Farmers Weekly Lambs that are the heaviest at weaning go on to produce the leanest meat, a new study by Rothamsted Research shows. Scientists looked at the feasibility of using a lamb’s weight early in life to predict carcass quality at target weight. They found that lambs heavier at weaning, typically at 13 weeks of […]
Farmers Weekly Animal feed shipments to Northern Ireland are being delayed because of uncertainty over post-Brexit certification rules, say farm suppliers. The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), which represents UK suppliers with an annual farmgate value of more than £8bn, issued the warning in a briefing note to its members. See also: Border friction hampers trade […]
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