Monday 1 September, 2014

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Dairy industry hits back at Daily Mail milk claims

The farming industry has hit back over an article in the Daily Mail that advocates cutting back on milk consumption because it contains “pus” and “hormones”.

Posted: 01 September 2014 | Full Article
Frustrated by the rain in Wales

Glynn Jones has got just 28ha left to cut at Plas-yr-Esgov, St.Asaph, Wales, but rain over the weekend and today (1 September) is proving frustrating.

Posted: 01 September 2014 | Full Article
Higher world grain production forecast

World production of wheat and coarse grains is forecast at 1,976m tonnes by the International Grains Council’s latest report.

Posted: 01 September 2014 | Full Article
Dairy Crest cuts both milk prices by 1.75p/litre

Dairy Crest has dropped both its manufacturing and liquid milk prices by 1.75p/litre for October.

Posted: 01 September 2014 | Full Article
Massey Ferguson unveils its global tractor

It’s taken more than six years and $350m to develop, but Massey Ferguson says its global tractor range is now being rolled out across the world. It will be assembled at multiple manufacturing sites across the world and sold on every continent.

Posted: 01 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Proud to be Scottish and united

We have seen a great deal of milk price volatility and sadly, it is heading in a stressful direction.

Posted: 01 September 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Exceptional harvest draws to a close

I made two resolutions at the start of the year: one was not to combine in September and the other was not to drill in November and so far I’m on track to meet both.

Posted: 01 September 2014 | Full Article
Tyre technology will help heavy machines go easier on soil

Keeping good traction while running at the lower pressures needed to protect soil structure isn’t a simple task, according to Kirk Walker, technical manager of Mitas’s off-road and agricultural tyre division.

Posted: 31 August 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Harvest students prove their worth

September is a month of changes here, not just summer turning to autumn, but on the staffing front. At the start of the month we say goodbye to our Harper Adams placement student, Toby, who has completed 12 months with us.

Posted: 31 August 2014 | Full Article
Finnish-made Avant loaders get flagship model

Thetford-based Avant Tecno has added the Finnish-made 760i compact tool carrier to its range.

Posted: 31 August 2014 | Full Article
Cutbacks raise farmland flood risk, says union

Farmland in Wales could be at greater risk of flooding after three internal drainage boards (IDB) are abolished next spring, NFU Cymru has warned.

Posted: 31 August 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Milk prices are heading in a stressful direction

We have seen a great deal of milk price volatility and sadly, it is heading in a stressful direction. Yet again I see many fellow farmers having gained false confidence and invested in their businesses only to be let down by such a changing market place.

Posted: 31 August 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: Our risk-averse culture switches kids off farming

As a child, I was paid by my father to sit on an unsecured wooden box on an exposed platform next to the driver of our Massey Ferguson 515 combine harvester.

Posted: 31 August 2014 | Full Article
Wide differences in farm household income revealed

Wide differences in farm household income in 2012-13 have been revealed by final estimates from Defra’s farm business survey.

Posted: 31 August 2014 | Full Article
Tips on maximising returns from cull ewes

According to figures released by Eblex, 94% of cull ewes in the UK are sold into the ethnic market with demand particularly high during religious festivals such as Ramadan.

Posted: 30 August 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Dry weather threatens soya bean crop

It is hard to believe another growing season is nearly over. At the moment we are experiencing very dry weather with temperatures over 100F, which means we desperately need rain for the soybean crop – if we get some late rains our soybeans will be good; if not, they will be a failure.

Posted: 30 August 2014 | Full Article
How PGI status could benefit English beef and lamb producers

Achieving PGI status for their meat has opened new markets for Scotland, Wales and the West Country. Charlie Taverner looks at how England’s beef and lamb producers might benefit, too.

Posted: 30 August 2014 | Full Article
Opinion: Rules and regulations save lives

It is always upsetting to read about fatal accidents and particularly so when they are farming related, so the recent spate of agricultural fatalities – many involving tractors on public roads – has made me think about a subject that has troubled me for some time.

Posted: 30 August 2014 | Full Article
Farmer Focus: Combining on stop in Scotland

Pigs are still moving off the farm as part of our depopulation and with some buildings now empty we have started washing down and disinfecting.

Posted: 30 August 2014 | Full Article
Weather, work and machines: 10 photos that sum up harvest

As harvest draws to a close, we look back at some of the pictures that empitomize the spirit of harvest 2014; sun, clouds, rain, hard work, the machines and of course, the crops.

Posted: 30 August 2014 | Full Article

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