Farmers Weekly A new data-recording app allows sheep farmers to document lambing details, weights and medicine usage directly into their phone, for free. The sheep element is the latest addition to precision livestock network Breedr’s Livestock app – and sits alongside existing beef and dairy modules. See also: Tech Talk: Breedr – the precision livestock tool […]
Farmers Weekly Young farmers from across England and Wales will come together on 11 June after two years of pandemic restrictions prevented official national get-togethers. The summer ball, which celebrates the 90th anniversary of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC), will take place on land close to the Northumberland farm of the organisation’s […]
Farmers Weekly Poultry producers are enduring crippling costs and are desperate to see some of the risk move up the supply chain as they attempt to engage with retailers. So what can they do address costs in the meantime? While there are no easy answers to improving returns for the poultry sector, technological developments that […]
Farmers Weekly Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Russell Reeves, partner at Thrings, discusses rights of way. See also: Business Clinic: who is responsible for fence upkeep? Q: A residential house that runs up the side of our farm drive has just been […]
Farmers Weekly For any industry to progress it needs a sound research and development programme. Agriculture is no different. Our greatest advances are the result of research, but we should not rest on past successes. Progress must be constant. The challenges confronting this industry are many and varied. Events of the past two years have […]
Farmers Weekly This has to be the first year in a long while we’ve got “the rain in May to fill the barns with grain and hay”, as they say. We’ve had 3in this month and it has allowed crops to explode with growth. Winter barley has flowered and wheat is splitting the boots nicely. […]
Farmers Weekly Case IH has launched the revamped version of its popular RB 344 fixed-chamber round baler. Available in two model variants – the “F” designated Rotor Feeder and “R” Rotor Cutter – the balers benefit from a number of upgrades and should sit comfortably behind an 80hp tractor. The redesigned side shield is the […]
Farmers Weekly By Honor Eldridge For anyone working in the food and farming sector, the dramatic shift over the last few years will not have gone unnoticed. The environmental impacts of food production have taken centre stage. Farmers are now being invited, if not pressured, to help the UK achieve its climate and nature targets. […]
Farmers Weekly Once upon a time, seduced by the natty tweed and lurid corduroy trousers, I enrolled in a BSc in Land Management at a hallowed agricultural institution. Once a week, in one year or another, we had farm business management lectures given by a chap with a beard whose name sadly escapes me. Bearing […]
Farmers Weekly Time is running out for farmers and growers in Britain who use pesticides to register their business details on a government database. The requirement to register by 22 June 2022 falls under The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020. See also: Scottish farm groups call for earlier BPS payments Any business that […]
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