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Welsh red meat body offers £3,500 travel scholarship

The Welsh red meat agency, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), is inviting applications for a £3,500 travel scholarship to investigate the red meat industry abroad.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
Lotting property allows for maximum value in the sale

With residential buyers extremely choosy and so many people looking for purely commercial farmland, judicious lotting is often the way to achieve the best result from a sale.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
OPINION: Let's get farmers to produce more

For a number of reasons it was disappointing to hear George Eustice suggest, in giving evidence to the EFRA committee, that he wasn’t concerned that British food self-sufficiency is at its lowest point for a generation.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Improvements in pig weaning weights

I have mentioned previously that the grading of my pigs has steadily improved. This was confirmed at the AGM of the progressive lean pigs marketing group.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
Report highlights rapid growth of UK AD sector

A report from the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) highlights the strong rate of growth in anaerobic digestion (AD) capacity.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
How to get a patent for your farm invention

Some of the most successful machinery and tractor developments were invented on the farm. But getting a patent to protect your clever idea has its complications. Mike Williams offers a few pointers.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: CAP reform means forward planning

Farmer Focus writer Robert Nightingale fears what the cost of CAP reform's new three-crop rule could be for his farm.

Posted: 20 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Farming means extra paperwork

Farmer Focus writer Keith Challen is worried that with CAP reform on the horizon farmers are in store for even more forms to fill out.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Scots tenants seek revamp of agri holdings laws

Scotland’s tenant farmers have dismissed NFU Scotland’s suggestions for agricultural holdings reform as “tinkering around the edges” of existing legislation.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
How to sort out grassland compaction

Waterlogged and heavily poached grassland has suffered badly this year. But all is not lost – some simple steps can bring it back to life. Nick Fone takes a look at kit that can help.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Additive gives more gas from chicken manure in AD plant

Hereford-based AD operator Ynergy says it is achieving optimum efficiency and saving about £20,000 a year on feedstock savings, since including an ammonia-reducing additive

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
OPINION: Upbeat talk doesn't reflect the reality

Our local weather forecasting service is based a few miles from here, and one harvest, a few years ago, I telephoned them to enquire when conditions might be good enough for me to start combining ...

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
OP campaigners secure Westminster meeting

Farmers who say their lives have been ruined by health problems caused by exposure to organophosphate (OP) sheep dips are heading to Westminster in a bid to get recognition of the cause of their illnesses.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
EU launches milk market observatory

Farm leaders have welcomed the launch of a European watchdog to keep an eye on the more volatile post-quota milk market.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Land market heats up as larger acreages offered

Bigger areas of productive agricultural land are starting to come to the market at last.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Signals for beef and sheep are positive

What a difference a year makes. This time last year we were under nearly 1ft of snow and in the middle of our worst lambing ever. This year, I’m pleased to say, it is the total opposite.

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Top 10 reasons to enter the Farmers Apprentice

Do you fancy winning £10,000 in one of farming’s biggest competitions? If so, then why not enter the Farmers Apprentice?

Posted: 19 April 2014 | Full Article
Crown rust disease threat to forward silage crops

Forward silage areas are at increased risk from yield-sapping crown rust this spring with early reports of the disease affecting silage areas as far north as North Yorkshire.

Posted: 18 April 2014 | Full Article
SDHIs give added boost to wheat yields

An increase in yields is being seen from using SDHI fungicides beyond controlling diseases. David Jones looks at what is behind this beneficial impact on winter wheat crops.

Posted: 18 April 2014 | Full Article
Agri-environment scheme 'not fit for purpose'

The government’s new flagship environmental scheme – due to be introduced by DEFRA following CAP reform – is “not fit for purpose”, the NFU has warned.

Posted: 18 April 2014 | Full Article

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