Farmers Weekly The GB liveweight SQQ for old season lambs averaged 261.61p/kg on Monday 16 May, down by 11p/kg on the previous week. New season lamb prices fell by nearly 6p/kg on the week, to average 355.47p/kg as throughputs rise. Throughputs are beginning to shift in favour of new season lambs as supply of old […]
Farmers Weekly Tenant farmers across England are being asked to share their views on Defra’s upcoming Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme and its other plans. Defra secretary George Eustice announced in January that a new Tenancy Working Group (TWG), chaired by Baroness Kate Rock, had been formed to provide independent advice to government on how […]
Farmers Weekly Professional development body the Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture (Tiah) is looking to recruit 300 farmer volunteers to take part in a pilot careers scheme. Tiah provides skills, information and training advice for people working in agriculture or horticulture in England and it needs the volunteers to help it develop a web-based venture. […]
Farmers Weekly Inflation in agriculture has soared to 30.6%, the highest level for decades, with the livestock and dairy businesses hit hardest. New figures on “agflation” estimates for April reveal a severe squeeze on farm business margins, set against a backdrop of general inflation at 6% and a warning by the governor of the Bank […]
Farmers Weekly A farmer was killed when her tractor toppled down a steep field in a freak accident that may have been caused by her dog, an inquest heard. Annie Mott was baling hay and driving her tractor with a spike on the front to move hay bales to the top of a sloping field. […]
Farmers Weekly Farmers can expect an increase in contracting charges this year because of soaring fuel prices. The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) started drafting its annual guide with a baseline red diesel cost of 50p/litre, then resurveyed its members at 75p/litre. Both were deemed unpublishable, so it is now set at £1/litre, and customers […]
Farmers Weekly Twelve winter oilseed rape varieties joined the AHDB Recommended List for 2022-23, with a range of types being added as the crop’s fortunes continue to improve. Hybrids, conventionals, specialist Clearfield varieties and one suited to clubroot-infected land were approved, while a new semi-dwarf variety was described. For Colin Peters, break crop specialist at […]
Farmers Weekly Immediate steps to ensure sufficient winter forage supply need to be taken by Northern Irish farmers facing unprecedented cost escalation, say farm advisers responding to stark findings of a survey. More than one in 10 Ulster farms in a survey of 807 businesses admitted forage concerns going into next winter. Survey organisers AgriSearch […]
Farmers Weekly “Weaponising soils” to boost carbon sequestration is part of Somerset dairy Yeo Valley’s long-term plans to fight climate change, while producing nutritious, healthy food. The organic dairy brand has set itself the target of increasing soil carbon by 25% in the next 40 years at its two dairies in Blagdon, Somerset. By doing […]
Farmers Weekly Tesco has announced a total of £10m in funding for the UK pig industry to offset soaring on-farm costs. The UK’s largest supermarket chain has provided £3.4m in increased payments to farmers through its suppliers since March 2022, and has now committed to a further £6.6m until August through an enhanced payment plan. […]
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