Thursday 31 July, 2014

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Sheep industry says flocks vital for upland health

Sheep grazing on upland areas has for years been blamed for damaging habitat, however, the industry is fighting back arguing they have a positive benefit and EU policy has got it wrong.

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
Sheep farmers warned fluke risk has not gone away with drier weather

Sheep farmers should not become complacent about the risk of liver fluke this year, despite the fact the weather has been dry.

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
New field service manager at Zoetis poultry UK

Poultry health firm Zoetis has announced the appointment of Wayne Olbison as field service manager.

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
Harvest round-up: 20% of crops now cut

Harvest is well ahead of normal, with about 20% of the crop area now cleared compared to 10% in a typical year.

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
Driver CPC qualification deadline looms for farmers

Drivers of C-category vehicles, such as livestock transports heavier than 3.5t, have just over a month to gain their CPC qualifications.

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
Rain brings combines to a halt near Kelso

Harvest is progressing well at Merton Estates, St Boswells, Kelso, although the combine has just been rained off today (31 July).

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Low grain prices mean budgets may need reviewing

Growers need to review budgets and cashflow in the light of far lower prices and generally better yields than expected, say advisers.

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Morrisons app aims to simplify cattle management

Morrisons has launched a free app, which aims to simplify cattle management.

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Harvest rained off near Thirsk

Harvest has been rained off near Thirsk, Yorkshire, but winter wheat is still a few days away so is not coming to any harm, according to Guy Shelby.

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Irish firm buys ingredients business from Dairy Crest

Irish company Adams Food Ingredients (AFI) has bought a £1.2m ingredients business from Dairy Crest

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Juggling potato and wheat harvest near Bridgnorth

Andrew Digwood has finished combining oilseed rape at Willow Paddocks Farm, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, and started winter wheat yesterday (30 July).

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Eight oddest bits of farm kit from Finland

Even though there are just 60,000 farms in Finland, the country's Okra show attracts some 80,000 visitors. Nick Fone rounds up a few of the more unusual Nordic novelties.

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Technology to help monitor pig health using sound

Dutch and Canadian technology could be key to managing UK pigs more effectively, including the use of sound to sense the early signs of disease. Caroline Stocks takes a closer look.

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Check TB risk before buying to reduce breakdowns

Farmers are being encouraged to ask about the TB status of the animals they are buying to protect their herds against a breakdown.

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Charger OSR yields well at Claydon

Andrew Elliott has finished combining oilseed rape at Claydon Estate, Buckingham, and plans to start winter wheat on Monday (4 August).

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Welsh government regains power to set farm wages

The Welsh government has the power to set minimum wages for farmworkers after the Queen granted royal assent on Wednesday (30 July) to a Bill that will establish a successor to the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB).

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: Prepare now to avoid basic payment chaos

Farmers Weekly editor Jane King explains why farmers would do well to prepare now for the web-based Basic Payment Scheme.

Posted: 31 July 2014| Source: Farmers Weekly | Full Article
Sheep farmers urged to order sugar beet feed early

Sheep producers are being urged to place winter orders for sugar beet early to avoid feed shortages.

Posted: 31 July 2014 | Full Article
Half way through harvest in Hampshire

Harvest is progressing really well at AF Monk Ltd, Stockbridge, Hampshire, with combining already 50% complete.

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Farmers foil brazen tractor hijack attempt

Alert farmers foiled an audacious bid to steal a £70,000 John Deere tractor after a conman faked a heart attack while another tried to hijack the vehicle.

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