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Cereals 2019: What UK growers can learn from global pioneers

The Farmers Weekly theatre at this year’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire showcased three farmers and an agronomist from around the world who are pushing the boundaries of crop production. Advice…


Guide to using Johne’s tests to cull in dairy herds

Culling Johne’s-positive cows is a key area of Johne’s disease control and often an intervention that farmers struggle to get right. There is no universal template for making culling decisions…


Crop Watch: Soggy weather triggers fusarium alert

The rain in recent days has been welcomed by arable farmers, as it will keep parched crops going through the critical grain-fill period. All crops need now is some sunshine.…


How leg sensors helped get on top of lameness in dairy herd

Rear leg sensors fitted on all cows in a Scottish dairy herd has been key to getting on top of lameness and identifying lying time differences between groups of cows.…


Poll: Will lab-grown meat dominate the market by 2040?

Most of the meat eaten by people in 20 years' time will not come from slaughtered livestock, a new study claims. The report, by US consulting firm AT Kearney, and…


First UK beef to China for 20 years will ship by end of 2019

Cattle currently grazing UK fields could be on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year after a trade deal was concluded between the two countries. The UK-China Beef…


Outlook for beef: Low prices to linger until late summer

Beef finishers are likely to have to wait until late summer before prices improve, when tighter supplies of cattle and the prospect of trade with China is expected to lift…


Spring barley Diablo gets approval for distilling

Spring barley variety Diablo is now fully approved for malt distilling use, making it the highest-yielding barley on the AHDB Recommended List with this use approval. The green light comes…


Flooded maize growers face wait to assess crop damage

Farmers with crops of maize under water following heavy rainfall have been advised not to panic. Growers in the Midlands and on the Welsh borders have been hit hard after…


Thousands of farmers finally to be paid for environmental work

Thousands of farmers kept waiting for delayed agri-environment scheme payments in England have been told they will be fully paid by the end of July. Farmers Weekly understands that farmers…


New Holland launches new farm implements and precision kit

New Holland has officially launched a range of implements that takes it another step closer to its aim of offering a one-stop farm machinery shop. After trying and failing to…


Nervous grain market moving daily

New-crop grain markets are nervous, with London November feed wheat futures up £1.95/t yesterday (17 June) to £156.70/t and down to £155/t this morning. Ex-farm prices are simply following futures…


Spud Watch: Cool temperatures keep blight risk low

At the time of writing, the weather has turned from dry, but cool, to very wet and cool. Thus far, on the eastern side of North Yorkshire, we have escaped…

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