Farmers Weekly They were once the preserve of big, open grain fields in Australia, Canada, and the United States, but ultra-wide headers have become the new must-have on the latest high-output combines. We’ve asked growers what benefits they get from these increasingly sophisticated attachments. See also: Buying alternative combine headers; the options Tom Carlisle, Rowles Farm, […]
Farmers Weekly Farm shops are under pressure from spiralling energy prices and labour shortages, forcing the closure of successful and well-established businesses. The Ainsty Farm Shop, near York, had been trading for 22 years since beef and sheep farmers Stuart and Lily Beaton established the business to add value to their meat and generate additional […]
Farmers Weekly While soya bean can be grown in southern England, the current varieties make it difficult to harvest in our relatively damp, cold climate and it is only grown on a very limited area. Most of the world’s supply comes from the Americas. In South America, soya bean is typically planted into cattle pasture, […]
Farmers Weekly For a while now I have noticed a worrying trend among farmers. It seems to have become more prevalent as the years go by and it’s a trend that, sadly, I don’t see coming to an end any time soon. Any guesses? No? Well I’ll tell you. Using your mobile phone while on the road. […]
Farmers Weekly A hard-hitting campaign has been launched to raise awareness of sepsis among rural workers after a talented young stockwoman died from the deadly condition. Last year, sepsis claimed the life of Hannah Brown, a Cumbrian farmer and highly respected stockwoman, who grew up in Newton-le-Willows, in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire. Hannah moved to Dufton, […]
Farmers Weekly High technical performance and a sound knowledge of figures were the common themes among this year’s finalists. They include two indoor producers, in Londonderry and Norfolk, and a “hybrid” outdoor breeding unit in Nottinghamshire. See also: Find out more about Awards night The finalists: Matthew Burgess Manton Forest Farm, Worksop, Nottinghamshire David Fulton […]
Farmers Weekly We love this picture taken by our photographer at the Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2022 finals, which were held last weekend (17 September). With support like this, who wouldn’t put their heart and soul into the physical and mental health farming challenge? To find out who the winners were, watch the video and see […]
Farmers Weekly Tenants have been given an assurance that their landlords cannot apply to Defra’s Lump Sum Exit Scheme, after reports that some new tenancy agreements have included clauses prohibiting uptake of the scheme. The Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) brought the issue to the attention of Defra after some tenants raised concerns. In a statement […]
Farmers Weekly McHale has unveiled a new generation of Fusion combi baler-wrappers armed with a higher-throughput pick-up. The Fusion 4 range includes the same iterations as before, with the standard model, the Pro and the Plus – the latter coming with film-on-film binding. Both of the fancier variants are Isobus compatible, so can be run […]
Farmers Weekly With the onset of autumn well and truly here, September is an exciting time of year for me. It’s the sheep sale season, and it’s also the start of the new college year, bringing a new batch of enthusiastic students with an infectious attitude to learn new things. This year’s crop of students […]
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