Thursday 2 October, 2014

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Plan now to make most of this year's maize silage

Farmers have the opportunity to make optimum use of maize silage as part of their winter rations – and potentially benefit from savings on bought-in concentrates.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Dairy farmer discussion group drives business improvements

Three-and-a-half years ago, nine dairy farmers who had returned home from college helped establish a DairyCo business discussion group to help improve their businesses.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Put thought into AD silage storage and handling

Bad design and poor silage clamp management can be costly in anaerobic digestion (AD) operations.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Milk price cuts put income below cost of production

Farmgate milk prices are now below or close to many producers’ cost of production.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Farmer feared loss of sight after metal bar attack

A livestock farmer feared he would lose his sight after he was attacked with a metal object, thought to be an iron bar, outside his home.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Global Dairy Auction plunges to five-year low

Prices on the Global Dairy Auction have crashed again, taking world trade back to levels last seen in August 2009.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Feed barley values close on wheat

Export demand has boosted feed barley values relative to feed wheat.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Badger cull pilot going ‘according to plan’

The pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire is going “according to plan”, says the company managing the culling operation.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Global grain insight: Record UK harvest gives little comfort

International grain markets will be driven by the impact of high volumes of low-quality crop for the foreseeable future, says Nidera UK trading director Stuart Shiells

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Three-quarters of dairy farmers 'feed contaminated rations'

Farmers need to test for mycotoxins and bacteria at the feed face of clamped forage to help avoid cattle health problems, a survey has shown.

Posted: 02 October 2014 | Full Article
Trees now a must for Freedom Food hen ranges

Egg farmers accredited by the RSPCA Freedom Food scheme will now have to keep 5% of ranges under natural cover, in an update to its standards.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
New mill-and-mix machines embrace technology

Mill-and-mix machines used to be dusty, noisy things that required ear defenders and masks to even go near.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
Hold back maize harvest for optimal starch levels

The temptation to start harvesting this autumn’s maize too soon could jeopardise the crop’s starch levels – even though crops look advanced and ground conditions are ideal.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
Double cutterbar combine can boost outputs by 15%

An unusual double-cutterbar combine header being used by a Midlands farmer is claimed to be able to boost harvester output by up to 15%. Nick Fone explains how.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
Farmers divided on how to tackle milk price crash

Dairy farmers remain divided over what action is needed to stop the milk price crash.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
RSPCA urged to overhaul its prosecutions policy

The RSPCA should overhaul the way it prosecutes animal cruelty cases and hunts and leave some cases to the CPS and police, says an independent report. The...

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
Latest Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 drinks less fuel

Volkswagen’s Touareg is one of the more affordable premium SUVs on the market. Oliver Mark headed to the Fatherland to try out its latest incarnation.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
Somerset floods: Winslade to receive grant 'next week'

Defra has finally agreed to pay Somerset farmer James Winslade his flood grant money after Farmers Weekly highlighted his case.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
EID training courses available for sheep farmers

Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) will be running four EID training courses for sheep farmers this month.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article
Truss slams 'disgraceful' reliance on food imports

British children should grow up enjoying the taste of Norfolk turkey, Melton Mowbray pork pies, Wensleydale cheese and home-grown pears and apples, says Liz Truss.

Posted: 01 October 2014 | Full Article

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