Farmers Weekly Poultrykeepers in Wales are being urged to make preparations now for a bird housing order which comes into force on Friday 2 December, to counter the spread of avian influenza. Interim chief vet for Wales, Gavin Watkins, has warned of a “heightened risk” of disease for Wales over the winter months. He said […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers in Wales have been urged to have their say in a vital consultation on a nitrogen limit licensing scheme. The 12-week consultation is part of the Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations, or the so-called all-Wales nitrate vulnerable zone (NVZ). As they stand, the regulations will impose an annual 170kg/ha […]
Farmers Weekly Food production and nature recovery must be seen as a partnership and not an either/or choice, the head of England’s nature watchdog has said. Tony Juniper, the chairman of Natural England, will highlight the importance of the UK government delivering on its ambitions to stop biodiversity loss by 2030 when he addresses the […]
Farmers Weekly Waiting for clinical symptoms to diagnose respiratory diseases in calves may mean many cases go undetected and untreated, according to research from the US. Health plans are largely focused on preventing pneumonia. However, where the disease is already present, early detection and treatment pre-weaning are essential for minimising damage to the respiratory system […]
Farmers Weekly Two major milk processors have said they are keeping milk prices unchanged amid uncertainty in global commodity markets. Arla’s farmgate member milk price will remain at 52.24p/litre from 1 December for a standard manufacturing litre. This is based on 4.2% butterfat and 3.4% protein for collection every other day, and follows a 1.33p/litre […]
Farmers Weekly OMEX Agriculture has launched a new urease inhibitor NitroShield, that has been demonstrated to reduce ammonia emissions from urea containing fertilisers by more than 70%,can lift winter wheat yields by 0.3t/ha and grain protein by 0.2%. Defra has announced new rules on ammonia mitigation for urea fertilisers, which include the use of liquid […]
Farmers Weekly Frustrated farmers in west Norfolk are watching storable river water flow out to sea and be wasted because the Environment Agency is not letting them begin filling reservoirs, despite significant rainfall in November. The farmers want greater flexibility within winter abstraction licences so they can take advantage of the rainfall now and store […]
Farmers Weekly As is the case for many farms now, our core arable enterprises are not enough to support a whole family, given the financial demands of modern life. While we make plans for our family’s farm, my husband Ben and I know that we will always need to diversify or generate some off-farm income […]
Farmers Weekly New tine coulters, an updated terminal and a half-width shut-off function are the highlights of Kuhn’s latest Megant drill. The 6m-wide 602R is broadly similar to the outgoing 600 version, but the option of fitting an additional 110-litre SH 1120 hopper means it can also be used to apply starter fertiliser or drill […]
Farmers Weekly A Norfolk arable farmer is using miscanthus to square off poorer performing and awkwardly shaped field edges, in a move to improve field management and machinery efficiency. Algy Garrod from Manor Farm in Bintree, Norfolk, decided to plant miscanthus three years ago on a 5ha plot of less productive land and is now […]
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