Farmers Weekly Serious concerns about operator and environmental safety when climbing onto sprayers to pour neat chemical into the top of tanks were raised by safety regulators as far back as the 1980s. After many years and plenty of disagreement on a common approach to eliminate this risk, it finally looks as if the foundations […]
Farmers Weekly Companion cropping has received a mixed response among growers, most of whom have not been familiar with growing two crops simultaneously in the same field. Farmers are understandably wary of weed issues or creating too much competition from the companion crop. However, where growers are striving to control pests without insecticides – due […]
Farmers Weekly It’s early May as I write this, and I have spent the day mowing first-cut. There is rain forecast tomorrow evening, so my fingers and toes are crossed that the day runs as smoothly as possible. Grass quality seems good, and yields look much better than the past few years, although at this […]
Farmers Weekly A study has shown that partially replacing soya bean meal with a hydrolysed yeast product can improve body weight and daily intake in piglets. The commercial trial observed two groups of 32 piglets in eight pens. The control group was fed a soya-based ration and the test group received a ration including 2.5% […]
Farmers Weekly 24-year-old Rebecca Williams has added extra income to the family farm with a venison production business. She introduced deer to the farm near Builth Wells in mid-Wales in January 2020, and there are now 80-plus hinds, run as two herds. She wanted to capture a health-conscious consumer looking for something different, and venison […]
Farmers Weekly Local authorities are under pressure to extend the government’s £150 council tax rebate to tenanted farmhouses that fall outside the payment criteria. Only homes graded at council tax band A, B, C and D are eligible for the rebate, introduced by the government to mitigate against rising living costs. See also: More tenant […]
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 […]
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