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Tree-planting venture helps free-range poultry farmers

The Woodland Trust has helped Northern Ireland egg packer Skea Eggs to plant native sapling trees on 13 of its free-range farms, covering a total of 15ha (37 acres).

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Driver's View: Dammann DT2000 sprayer

The latest in our occasional series of driver’s views, Oliver Mark finds out why a Lincolnshire farm picked a Dammann self-propelled sprayer and how it has performed since.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Three things to do to reduce beef calving difficulties

Difficult calvings contribute heavily to production losses in beef herds, with four times more fatalities among assisted calves within 24 hours of birth.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Early start will help lift oilseed rape crops this autumn

The key to growing oilseed rape this autumn, without the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments, will be to get the crop growing quickly by using the right variety, sown into good seed-beds and using starter fertiliser.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
GM omega-3 plants trial approved at Rothamsted

Rothamsted Research has been given approval for a field trial of GM plants that produce omega-3 oils.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Tesco’s profits fall, but more price cuts ahead

Tesco’s group trading profits fell 6% in the year to 22 February 2014, and further groceries price cuts are planned.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Global Dairy Trade price decline slows

Prices at Fonterra’s Global Dairy Trade auction fell for the fifth time running on Tuesday (15 April), dipping 2.6% on the fortnight.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Ten top tips on preparing for the silage season

Proper preparation makes a big difference when it comes to silage making and getting it wrong can prove costly with potential losses of up to £14,000, says one expert.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Improved pig outputs set to feature at Pig & Poultry Fair

Boosting herd performance is one topic that will be covered at next month’s Pig & Poultry Fair in Warwickshire. Richard Allison reports.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Permitted development rights - check the tax position first

Changes to PDRs for houses and commercial uses appear to be a windfall opportunity for many farming businesses.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
Improve spraying efficiency to maximise spray window

There are precious few decent spray days around the key wheat fungicide timings, so growers must maximise operational efficiency to ensure products go on at the optimum timing.

Posted: 16 April 2014 | Full Article
2 Sisters to install biomass boilers worth £20m

The farming arm of 2 Sisters Food Group, sister company 2 Agriculture, is to install biomass boilers on 20 of its poultry farms.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Farmers frustrated by online SPS problems

A computer glitch is preventing some farmers from completing their Single Payment Scheme (SPS) application forms online, it has emerged.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Higher azole rates protect SDHI fungicides

Maintaining higher rates of azole fungicide treatments will help protect vital SDHI chemistry without increasing resistance risk, according to new research.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Crediton Dairy targets milk supply growth

Devon drinks producer Crediton Dairy has reported strong financial results in its first five months of trading and wants to keep growing its local milk pool.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
£35,000 grants boost for flood-hit farmers

Farmers recovering from the winter floods will be able to apply for government grants of up to £35,000.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Defender smartphone combines phone and walkie-talkie

The latest rugged smartphone to hit the market is called the Defender. But is it as tough as the vehicle of the same name? David Cousins finds out.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Precision farming aims to break potato yield barrier

One potato grower is hoping the practical research being carried out on his farm will help push up his marketable yield, but also help the industry as a whole in its mission to break through the yield plateau

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
DEFRA issues farmers' entitlement transfer guide

Farmers who wish to transfer entitlements ahead the introduction of the Basic Payments Scheme on 1 January 2015 need to get the paperwork to the Rural Payments Agency by 19 October 2014.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article
Gangmasters watchdog checks 300 farms for illegal workers

Government officials have visited hundreds of farmers to check that temporary migrant agricultural workers have been recruited legally.

Posted: 15 April 2014 | Full Article

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