Farmers Weekly They were once the preserve of big, open grain fields in Australia, Canada, and the United States, but ultra-wide headers have become the new must-have on latest high-output combines. We’ve asked growers what benefits they get from these increasingly sophisticated attachments. About Gary Sands, Greenshields Agri, Lemington Farm, Reston, Eyemouth, Berwickshire Combine Claas […]
Farmers Weekly Show season has come and gone in Orkney and it was a great success. Stock entries were good considering all the shows bar one had been cancelled for the past two years. It was great to see new exhibitors and so many young folk working with stock. First job after the shows was […]
Farmers Weekly Shadow Defra secretary Jim McMahon has said trust in the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme has eroded, as he pledged Labour would deliver an agri-environment scheme farmers could have confidence in. Mr McMahon said the Labour Party supported the principle of ELM, which is designed to pay farmers for producing food while caring […]
Farmers Weekly A weaker sterling has cut the amount by which prices will rise for Arla’s UK members in October. Arla’s overall European farmgate member milk price is set to increase by one eurocent/kg in October but the co-op’s quarterly currency smoothing mechanism cuts the UK members’ price rise by 0.33p/litre to deliver a 0.55p/litre […]
Farmers Weekly UK retailers will need to pay suppliers more for their cheese or risk empty shelves, a leading exporter has warned. Export customers were already paying £200/t more for UK-made cheddar before the government’s tax and finance announcement of last week, said David Evans, managing director at Millbrook Dairy Company. The slump in the […]
Farmers Weekly A dairy farmer has been killed by a bull while TB testing on a farm in Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales. Maldwyn Harries was attacked by the animal on Friday 23 September as he tested his cattle for the disease. The 58-year-old suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the farm, Dyfed-Powys Police said. […]
Farmers Weekly A new battery-powered landscaping tool is hoping to give established institutions such as Stihl and Husqvarna a run for their money. Cramer hails from Sweden and offers a range of equipment from chainsaws to zero-turn mowers, all of which are aimed at professional operators. To this end, it’s opted for a gutsy 82V […]
Farmers Weekly A Staffordshire robot dairy averages 3.7 robot milkings from 4.7 visits a day and has cut manufactured feed use to an average of 1.9kg a cow. Matt Weaver, of Aston Pool Farm, near Stone, is minimising expensive bought-in parlour nut requirements while maintaining production and milking frequency. He was feeding 4kg of nuts […]
Farmers Weekly Significant growth in the solar energy sector is providing a new revenue stream for sheep farmers, with payments in return for grazing fields with ground-mounted arrays. A company called The Sheep Solution acts as a link between energy firms and farmers in France and Belgium, and is now also operating in the UK. […]
Farmers Weekly Developments in the capabilities of farm technology means it now has the potential to play a fundamental role in reducing input costs, while keeping a lid on greenhouse gas emissions. For arable farmers, there are a number of options which can be used right across the season – from establishment to harvest. This […]
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