Farmers Weekly Scotland’s beef sector looks set for further decline with high input costs and flat-lining prices to blame, a survey has revealed. NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) 2023 Intentions Survey was carried out in early January with support from Quality Meat Scotland. It sought to assess the damage to farm and crofting businesses caused by fuel, […]
Farmers Weekly Trees and woodland can become a valuable farm asset New ideas are the lifeblood of successful farm businesses; they drive a competitive edge, help you stand out against your peers, and can cut costs too. Doing things differently can deliver a real dividend and if those new ideas also come with funding, support […]
Farmers Weekly Centrica Business Solutions has been committed to supporting individuals, communities and businesses throughout the evolution of energy for over 200 years. We also know our role in shaping a net-zero future for the UK is pivotal, with that in mind we’re building a 900MW portfolio of utility-scale solar and battery storage by 2026. […]
Farmers Weekly Industry leaders have welcomed Defra’s response to their calls for a more robust Sustainable Farming Incentive for 2023, which provides much-needed clarity for farmers planning their businesses. Six more standards have been introduced for this year, including payments for actions on hedgerows, grassland, arable and horticultural land, pest management and nutrient management. These […]
Farmers Weekly Spear sampling grain in the dingy and dusty environment of a grain store could soon be a thing of the past with the imminent launch of a unique grain management tool from Scottish agri-tech start-up Crover. The rheology-based (study of the flow of matter) PhD of the company’s founder, Lorenzo Conti, provided the […]
Farmers Weekly Catchment areas in the UK are largely dominated by land put to agricultural use, which makes collaboration between water companies and farmers essential for preserving raw water quality. Water companies across the country operate various schemes that work closely with farmers to not only help meet water quality goals but also improve the […]
Farmers Weekly Destocking and dividing up fields for rotational grazing have drastically reduced anthelmintic requirements for the two flocks at Hornington Manor Farm, near Tadcaster. By keeping sheep on clean grazing and taking regular faecal egg counts (FECs), the North Yorkshire farm, which was once seeing anthelmintic resistance issues, is now using wormers sparingly. The […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers have received hundreds of thousands of pounds in settlements following a High Court action over mis-sold finance deals. A legal claim made by 17 members of the NFU has resulted in the large payout after farm businesses were offered short-term loans and pressured into quickly signing the paperwork without fully understanding the […]
Farmers Weekly Defra census data reveal continued changes in land holdings, tenures and areas in England, with the most marked change being a 10% fall in the area of tenanted land in the 11 years to 2021. Commercial holdings are those having more than 5ha of arable land, permanent grassland and permanent crops, or more […]
Farmers Weekly New research shows how farmers can successfully tackle the growing problem of free-living nematodes, and the subsequent spraing damage to tubers when they transmit tobacco rattle virus. Tobacco rattle virus leads to brown streaks (known as spraing) inside tubers, as well as surface lesions and malformations. It can prove costly for growers, as […]
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