Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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FW 80th birthday: A farmer's climate change diary

There is widespread agreement among scientists that the climate is changing and the weather is increasingly swinging away from the average.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Use cheap cereals to reduce beef finishing times this winter

Beef finishers feeding mixed rations should take advantage of cheap cereals to reduce finishing times, thereby increasing the throughput of store cattle this winter.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Driver's view: Manitou MLT 731 telehandler

Considering buying a used sub-£30,000 telehandler? James Andrews visits a seasoned punter to see if Manitou should make your shortlist.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
New tool shows environmental impact of turkey

A new tool that can analyse the environmental impact of turkey production “from poult to plate” has found that imported soya can have fewer environmental implications than home-grown proteins.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: Literary terriers and flatulent Labradors

I have developed an irritating cough that is the legacy of a sore throat. The sheep cough when they have lungworm and, as he still has a drop or two of Panacur left after worming the flock in September, he has kindly offered to include me as a job lot.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
15 things pivotal to the future of family farms

The CEO of the Tenant Farmers Association, George Dunn, has shared 15 suggestions for farmers, government and the wider industry that he thinks will be pivotal for the continued success of family farms.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: Prepare for climate change on your farm

Making your farm more weather-resilient makes good business sense. But with more volatile and extreme weather predicted, it becomes essential to short and long-term success.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
How south-west's livestock farmers can their improve soils

Almost 90% of soils in south-west England are suffering from poor structure, including maize land and pasture. So what can livestock farmers do about it this autumn and beyond? Olivia Cooper reports.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Dairy farmers threaten more protests over Iceland's 89p milk

Dairy farmers are threatening to ramp up protests against Iceland over the retailer’s decision to slash the price of four pints of milk to 89p. ...

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
FW 80th birthday: Farming for climate change

The weather is a subject never far from a farmer’s mind. But as the climate becomes ever more unpredictable, Jez Fredenburgh asks if UK agriculture is prepared for the road ahead.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
The world wants British food, says Kendall

British farmers should be confident the world wants to buy their produce, according to Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chairman Peter Kendall.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Arla launches 'Support Our Farmers' ad campaign

Arla Foods has launched a consumer-facing campaign that urges shoppers to buy one of their branded dairy products in order to help its members.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Farm technology funding to target mastitis in sheep

Exploring the use of genome-screening and other technology to reduce mastitis in sheep is among the latest projects funded under the government’s Agri-Tech strategy.

Posted: 22 October 2014 | Full Article
Victory for Welsh farmers after TB payment U-turn

Wales is to keep its system of individual on-farm valuations for compensating farmers who lose cattle to bovine TB – but there will be a cap of £15,000 on payments for pedigree stock.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Nematode resistance to key wormer found in Dutch sheep

A report of nematodes being found in Dutch sheep that are resistant to the 4-AD group of anthelmintics highlights the danger of not properly rotating wormers.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Wet weather heightens disease risk for OSR

Current wet weather is set to raise the risk of yield-sapping oilseed rape diseases, such as phoma and light leaf spot, for already hard-pressed growers.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
TNP launches Norfolk Black chicken for catering sector

Traditional Norfolk Poultry (TNP) has launched its unique “Norfolk Black Chicken” into the catering trade, with the aim of getting the bird on the menus of top restaurants across the country.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Miss out on autumn grassweed control at your peril

With wheat drilling almost finished, many growers will face an anxious wait to see if their pre-emergence herbicides have done the job and turn their attention to the next line of attack focused on troublesome weeds such as blackgrass. Adam Clarke reports.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Welsh TB cattle movement rules explained

New Welsh TB movement rules came into force this month to curb the spread of the disease among cattle. Debbie James takes a closer look at the implications.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article
Body condition score key to weight of lambs weaned

Ewes with the correct body condition score at tupping will produce a higher scanning percentage and rear more lambs than those that are too thin or too fat.

Posted: 21 October 2014 | Full Article

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