Farmers Weekly Hello and welcome to This Week in Farming, your regular catch-up on the best of Farmers Weekly in the past seven days. Each week we look through five topics that have got tongues wagging and look ahead to what’s coming up on this week’s podcast. Farewell to Flindt As most of you will […]
Farmers Weekly The Tillage-Live event returned to its triennial haunt of Dunbar, East Lothian, last month, giving farmers in the area the chance to see the latest drills and cultivators in action. Here are some of the highlights. See also: Driver’s view: Andrew Tucker’s Novag T-ForcePlus 440 no-till drill Vaderstad Carrier XT 525 Swedish manufacturer […]
Farmers Weekly Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Andrew Robinson, partner and head of agriculture at Armstrong Watson, advises on the complex area of tax relief on different elements of a dairy project. Q: I am planning to build a new dairy […]
Farmers Weekly Silage analysis will be more important than ever this autumn to understand how drought conditions have affected forage variability. In many cases, farmers will be faced with high dry matter (DM) silage, which Lientjie Colahan of Lallemand Animal Nutrition likens to “eating a dry breakfast cereal without any milk”. See also: Guide to maximising […]
Farmers Weekly Offering healthcare services at livestock marts will help to remove the stigma about seeking help among farmers, new research shows. A study by the University of Exeter revealed that farmers, particularly men, can be resistant to seeking support, but putting doctors and nurses in a place where they meet and work with others […]
Farmers Weekly It seems very dangerous to be talking about the lack of rain and moisture to get crops established after the wet autumns we experienced over the past few years, but currently that is the topic of conversation and reality. With only around 210mm of rainfall since 1January, we are still a long way […]
Farmers Weekly A common thread running through the many tributes to our late Queen is her devotion to duty and service. Even the least ardent royalists among us can find inspiration from her life and commitment to her role. To some, these may seem old-fashioned ideals, but I did stop and wonder if, as a […]
Farmers Weekly The agricultural workforce in England has bucked a year-on-year trend with new figures showing a growth in the number of people employed in farming. The June Survey of Agriculture puts the number of people employed in agriculture at 301,000 on 1 June 2022, up from 297,000 the previous year and representing a 1.3% […]
Farmers Weekly Liz Truss has pledged to slash red tape in the UK agriculture industry to allow farmers to spend more time producing food. The prime minister made the promise during a series of interviews with BBC local radio stations on Thursday 29 September, where she set out how she plans to govern the country. […]
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 the latest high-output combines. We’ve asked growers what benefits they get from these increasingly sophisticated attachments. Matt Houldcroft, R&R Mills, Empingham, Rutland Combine Claas Lexion 8900 Header 12.2m (40ft) […]
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