Farmers Weekly The Welsh government has called for views on a compulsory scheme to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) from the country’s cattle. The virus is endemic in Welsh herds and can cause abortion, infertility, and the potentially fatal mucosal disease. Efficiency can also be undermined by the lurking presence of the virus. Estimates suggest […]
Farmers Weekly Harvest is the season when machines and staff are operating at maximum capacity, and whether bringing in cereals, root crops, forage or straw, it is important not to cut corners when it comes to haulage from field to farm yard. Recent changes to the enforcement approach of DVSA mean that load security should […]
Farmers Weekly Regenerative farming can present an opportunity for dairy and mixed farms to lower production costs and greenhouse gases by reducing reliance on synthetic fertiliser and supplementary feed. Stephanie Race, founder and chief executive officer of Earth Labs, an analytics company that identifies solutions to climate change says: “Farmers who grow more grass forage […]
Farmers Weekly Direct sales have been the business model at Ty Mawr Farm, Monmouthshire, since egg production was first established at the farm. Sixty years on, and the Country Fresh Eggs enterprise has scaled up significantly. Victoria Shervington-Jones, whose father David set up the business, now sells 231,000 eggs a week to 700 retailers, restaurants, […]
Farmers Weekly Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Alex Madden, head of planning and environmental at Thrings, looks at what to do if you get a summons for an interview under caution. See also: Business Clinic: what rights does right of way confer? […]
Farmers Weekly The return of farm events this year after a two-year absence has been a welcome chance to catch up with people. June seems to have had plenty of events, with Cereals, Groundswell, AHDB Monitor Farm walks, the local Adas trials open day, and Farm Herefordshire’s Muck, Phosphate and Water day all attended. Having […]
Farmers Weekly I was never a fan of Brexit and nothing has happened since the UK left the EU to alter my mind. So when prime minister Boris Johnson recently announced a move to bring back imperial units, I groaned that here he was again, cynically playing on voters’ fears about Britain’s “lost sovereignty”. Why […]
Farmers Weekly Cheesemaker Barber’s is adding 2.5p/litre to its farmgate manufacturing price for August, based on supplies of 4.1% butterfat and 3.28% protein. When applied to the milkprices.com manufacturing litre (4.2% butterfat and 3.4% protein), this delivers a rise of 2.57p/litre and a price of 49.42p/litre. If milk is supplied at the same constituent level […]
Farmers Weekly Six men have been charged and pleaded guilty following a mass hare-coursing event that caused public outcry and “huge distress” last year, when dead hares were dangled from vehicle windows and paraded through Bedford town centre. More than 100 people descended on farmland between Great Barford, Ravensden and Blunham on 10 November 2021 […]
Farmers Weekly Food and farming industry leaders have blasted the government’s post-Brexit farm labour policy, which they claim is adding to the cost-of-living crisis and failing to ensure food security. A public evidence session of the UK Trade and Business Commission on Thursday (30 June) focused on the cost-of-living crisis, food inflation and the UK […]
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