Farmers Weekly Despite the availability of weighing equipment on the market, plus a growing number of feed companies and vet practices hiring scales or offering a weighing service, many dairy farmers still find it hard to justify the time involved and wonder what the payback is. Yet routinely weighing heifers is not just about finding […]
Farmers Weekly Hello and welcome to another edition of This Week in Farming, your regular round-up of the best Farmers Weekly content from the past seven days. Here are five of the biggest topics that we’ve covered and a look ahead to what’s coming up on the next edition of the FW podcast. This cap […]
Farmers Weekly A number of south-west farms and land blocks will launched shortly, offering mainly smaller holdings but at widely varying prices. Limekiln Farm at Middle Lypiatt, near Stroud, comes to the market as its owners are relocating to a larger holding in Scotland. It has 102 acres split into good-size fields of level, well-maintained […]
Farmers Weekly Wow, that was some spring, I think we can say we are in the meteorological summer. We ended up having 320mm rain in 70 days, with 20 dry days in that period. Only four of those were consecutive. The trees have just kicked into full leaf and the grass is growing rapidly. It’s […]
Farmers Weekly Warning: article contains graphic images More than 20 sheep have been killed following savage attacks by loose dogs near Hereford. Smallholder Craig Haughton said two out-of-control Alsatian Husky cross dogs ran riot among his small flock of 25 Welsh Mountain Badger Face pedigree sheep in the early hours of Tuesday 30 May. See also: […]
Farmers Weekly A charity auction of beef genetics hosted by auctioneer Harrison & Hetherington has raised £27,000 for the Pick-ups for Peace campaign, which donates 4×4 vehicles to troops in Ukraine. Angus, Hereford, Limousin and Charolais genetics were donated from around the UK, with 51 lots being sold at Borderway market via an online auction […]
Farmers Weekly Pretty much anything from personalised seat covers to a tyre pressure management system can be added to new Massey Ferguson tractors following the creation of an MF By You boutique workshop at the factory in Beauvais, France. Big enough to have 10 fresh-off-the-line tractors worked on at once, the customisation facility enables special […]
Farmers Weekly Beef supply in Australia is forecast to increase by 7% over the next 12 months, according to global co-operative bank Rabobank, raising the prospect of more shipments to the UK. The free-trade agreement between the UK and Australia came into effect on 31 May, and higher beef production in Australia is likely to […]
Farmers Weekly Mandatory biosecurity measures for poultrykeepers in Northern Ireland are being relaxed as of Friday (2 June), with the lifting of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ). The move follows the downgrading of the bird flu risk in NI to “low”. See also: Avian influenza prevention tips and how to handle an outbreak While […]
Farmers Weekly The Irish government is considering an initiative to significantly reduce the number of dairy cows in order to reach its climate change targets. A target of reducing emissions from farming in Ireland by a quarter by 2030 has been set by government. One proposal to achieve this is by reducing the national dairy […]
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