Friday 25 July, 2014

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2014 Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer finalists revealed

This year’s pig farmer finalists hail from three different corners of the UK, each taking a different approach to production. Common to all three is high herd performance, care for their pigs and striving to benefit the wider industry.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Look north for farms on the market this week

Several mixed and stock farms in Scotland and northern England have come to the market this week.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: Late babies, the grass campaign and a trip to the beach

This year’s grass campaign is well under way and it’s safe to say that I will be thrilled when the baler is unhitched for the last time.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
High interest expected for bare land in East Anglia

Three blocks of bare land have come to the market in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and are likely to attract high interest.

Posted: 25 July 2014 | Full Article
Lower heifer kill may point to tighter supply

Prime cattle throughputs fell by 6,000 head in June, compared with the month before, but remained broadly unchanged on June last year, at 150,000 head

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Harvest round-up: Above average yields and progress

Harvest is now more than 10% complete, according to the latest HGCA / ADAS crop report, with 35% of winter barley and 45% of oilseed rape now in the barn.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Low water level, but too much ice

The water level in the pond is gradually sinking.As a result, an explosion of growth has occurred in pond weed as the water warms up in the shallower parts.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Evading storms near Exeter

Troy Stuart has been rained off harvest just north of Exeter, Devon, so is moving the combine back to the home farm at Clyst St Mary this evening (24 July).

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Sea mists hamper harvest near Hull

Jon Hodgson has had a stop-start harvest so far, with sea mists hampering combining on the North East coast.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Starting barley harvest in County Down

Mark McFerran is hoping to start combining winter barley at Battletown Farm, Newtonards, Co Down, tomorrow (25 July).

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Pleasing wheat near Harleston

David Green, managing director of Gawdy Hall Farms, Harleston, Norfolk, has just started combining winter wheat and is pleased with yields so far.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Textbook harvest near Fareham

Harvest is proving to be textbook affair at Dean Farm, Fareham, Hampshire, with Andy Hull simply delighted yields and progress.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Cover crops could help defeat blackgrass

The use of autumn-sown cover crops to help reduce blackgrass populations is being investigated by Agrovista.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Market pressure continues on big crop outlook

Grain and oilseed markets have fallen further on continued expectations of big crops.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Scottish independence debate tackles CAP payments

Scottish farmers have been promised “fairness and equality” once the country converts to area-based payments and Defra conducts its review of convergence funding.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Poultry processors deny newspaper accusations of dirty practice

Poultry processors have issued a stern defence of their company protocols, following allegations in The Guardian newspaper (24 July) of unhygienic practices and a lax approach to regulation.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Arla drops milk price by 0.94p/litre from August

Arla has dropped its member milk price by 0.94p/litre, as dairy commodity markets continue to slide downwards.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Either the solar farm plans go or I do, says farmer's wife

A Surrey farmer’s wife is threatening to leave her husband over his plans to erect 40,000 solar panels on their land.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Rural speed limit for lorries to be raised

Lorries will soon be travelling faster on Britain’s rural roads after a government decision to raise the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles from 40mph to 50mph.

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: A message to motorists stuck behind my tractor

Farmers Weekly machinery editor David Cousins calls for a truce in the annual battle of Britain between motorists and harvest vehicles on our rural roads

Posted: 24 July 2014 | Full Article

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