Farmers Weekly The Environment Agency (EA) has declined to give information on how much taxpayers’ money and time its staff have spent prosecuting a Herefordshire farmer who admitted damaging the protected River Lugg. Farmers Weekly made a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act on 31 March asking the EA to publish details […]
Farmers Weekly Milling and feed varieties will remain the top performers in the 2023 wheat market, but with a narrowing gap between the two, according to new financial modelling by the AHDB. The scenarios were published by the levy body in a week when UK feed wheat new crop futures (Nov-22) closed at £340.10/t on […]
Farmers Weekly Fat supplements are incorporated into dairy diets to provide energy and enable cows to maintain butterfat levels. Most of those used in the UK are formulated with palm acid oil. While there is nothing nutritionally wrong with this, palm oil production in general is associated with deforestation and a high carbon footprint. This […]
Farmers Weekly Twenty-five years ago, when the term “net zero” was barely known, south Oxfordshire farm manager Simon Beddows unknowingly began his carbon-cutting journey when he took the plunge to reduce cultivations across his arable enterprise. At a time when prices were falling and costs were on the rise, Mr Beddows decided to ditch the […]
Farmers Weekly Wheat bred for low levels of a key amino acid could prove vital for food manufacturers meeting future limits on acrylamide, especially in breakfast cereals and biscuits. Asparagine is a naturally occurring amino acid, and while most is made into protein, plants such as wheat can accumulate it as a free amino acid, […]
Farmers Weekly Krone’s dense range of grassland machinery only recently gained a standalone wrapper, despite already offering the facility on its combi baler. The Easywrap 150 is designed for mounting on tractors and telehandlers, and should appeal to farmers in hilly areas who have to be pickier about where they wrap their bales. See also: Driver’s […]
Farmers Weekly High levels of wheat disease have been confirmed across the UK by rapid diagnostic test SwiftDetect Challenges facing growers include increasing resistance, banning of key fungicides, and rising costs Optimising your T2 spray could help better protect your yield They’re two of the most devastating foliar diseases in the UK. Septoria and yellow […]
Farmers Weekly With feed prices hitting record highs, poultry producers must focus on understanding the birds’ nutritional requirements and getting the most out of every gram of feed to reduce the impact on profitability. Opportunities to pass the increased production costs on to the consumer are limited, so businesses must examine nutritional strategies that will […]
Farmers Weekly In the past, there were few differences between individual milking machines. But huge genetic variation between dairy breeds has led to significant variation in milk yield, milk flow rates, teat size and teat shape. The range of milking strategies across different herds is also broader than ever. This means a one-size-fits-all approach is […]
Farmers Weekly Ukrainian farmers have expressed their frustration that trucks moving their grain to the West are being held up for days at the EU border due to excessive bureaucracy. Farmers are desperate to move the remainder of last year’s harvest and have been looking to truck it into Europe by road, as all the […]
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