Thursday 21 August, 2014

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Harvest round-up: Cracking on again

Combines are rolling again across most of the country, with farmers keen to get crops in between the showers.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Pleasing yields in Yorkshire

Catherine Thompson is busy combining today (20 August) at Holme House, Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, and is pleased with wheat yields and quality.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Finishing harvest near Lenham

Jamie Clark hopes to finish harvest at David Clark Farms, Lenham, Kent, today (20 August), and is generally pretty pleased with how it’s gone.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Scots beef industry regeneration plan revealed

The Scottish government has been presented with a 23-point blueprint for the regeneration of Scotland’s £825m beef industry, with a recommendation that measures be introduced as soon as January 2015.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Chase efficiencies, not yields, for dairy profit

Dairy farmers need to be cautious when increasing cow yields to avoid adding hidden costs, as more turbulent times lie ahead.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Tillage-Live host farm revamps machinery fleet

The tractor and implement fleet at Down Ampney Estate has evolved since it last hosted Tillage-Live five years ago. Peter Hill reports.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Delighted with yields at Shandwick Mains

Jim Whiteford is delighted with yields at Shandwick Mains, Tain, Inverness, but poor weather has put a damper on harvest progress.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Meat inspectors strike to go ahead

Planned strikes by meat inspectors over pay, which trade union Unison has said could “clear supermarket shelves and butchers shops” of poultry and other meats, is set to go ahead next week.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Harvest almost finished at St Osyth

Guy Smith has just about finished this year’s harvest at Wigborowick Farm, St Osyth, Essex, and is pleased to be well ahead of schedule.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
One week's combining left at West Knoyle

Colin Keevil is busy on the combine at Chapel Farm, West Knoyle, Wiltshire, with only one more week of harvesting left to go.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Video: Truss responds to criticism of CAP reform implementation

Defra secretary Liz Truss insists she is trying to make life easier for farmers by building “as much flexibility as possible” into the new payments system following CAP reform.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Video: Campaign seeks next generation of farmers

A young farmer who has established his own milking herd despite having no background in agriculture is inspiring Wales’ next generation to follow his path.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Wheat export troubles for UK

UK wheat quality is looking reasonably positive despite the rain, but feed wheat is proving increasingly difficult to shift even as prices continue to slide.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Global Dairy Auction steadies with 0.6% slip

Prices on the Global Dairy Trade auction fell 0.6% this week, putting off fears of a crash after Russia’s ban on Western food imports.

Posted: 20 August 2014 | Full Article
Scottish independence: Battle for farmers' votes intensifies

The battle for farmers’ votes in the Scottish independence referendum has been ratcheted up a notch with the Better Together campaign’s parade of 15 of NFU Scotland’s elder statesmen.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Claydon Drills still a family affair

The Claydon family has farmed at Gaines Hall in Suffolk for more than 100 years, but the farm is also home to the family’s fast-expanding machinery business.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Ploughs cultivate big demand at auction

Machinery auctioneer Cheffins has reported bumper plough sales as blackgrass-burdened farmers turn their backs on minimum tillage techniques.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Time to assess forage stocks ahead of winter

Now is the ideal time for beef and sheep farmers to calculate their forage stocks ahead of this winter, according to Eblex beef and sheep scientist Liz Genever.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
New Angus addition helps farmers shorten calving interval

A new British-bred Aberdeen Angus bull offering -4.9 days gestation length has joined the Sterling Sires line up.

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article
Sculptor's work inspired by farm animals

Sculptor Nick Bibby, well-known for his work with farm animals, explains where his inspiration comes from

Posted: 19 August 2014 | Full Article

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