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PIGS

How to manage hyper-prolific sows at farrowing

Pig farmers need to think of hyper-prolific sows as top athletes and manage them appropriately in order to maximise piglet survival and sow welfare. Prolific sows experience longer farrowing durations…

DIVERSIFICATION

So you want to… offer fishing?

For some farmers, diversifying into fishing seems like an obvious step. The market, by all accounts, is buoyant; many farms already have rivers, streams and lakes, so surely sticking in…

WEATHER

Defra to offer flood-hit farmers grants of up to £25,000

Flood-hit farmers in northern England will be able to apply for up to £25,000 in government grants to help them get back on their feet. The government announced on Wednesday…

TRACTORS

Agritechnica 2019: John Deere previews four-track 8RX

Following a cancelled launch event earlier this year, John Deere had a host of new products at Agritecnica, including the first public glimpse of its new four-track 8RX tractor. There…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Drilling delays push up grain prices

New-crop grain prices have climbed as the rain keeps falling, with harvest 2020 values for feed wheat ranging from £143-£153/t. Trade estimates put the 2020 wheat crop at just 10-12m…

BUSINESS

Drone pilots face tougher laws to curb dangerous flying

Farmers who operate drones have until 30 November to register with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) after new legislation was introduced to combat nuisance flights. The mandatory registration, which costs…

BOVINE TB

Welsh TB cattle slaughter numbers rise by record 28%

A record 12,799 cattle were slaughtered in Wales because of bovine TB in the year to August – a 28% increase year on year. The official figures, released by Defra…

VARIETY SELECTION

Growers urged to act now to secure spring crop contracts

Growers who are considering cutting back on their winter cropping area due to the wet autumn and switching to spring options will need to move fast to secure a contract.…

GRASSLAND AND MAIZE EQUIPMENT

Agritechnica 2019: Ploeger self-propelled merger

Mergers are becoming a popular way of reducing contamination while grouping swathes of grass, but Dutch firm Ploeger has taken taken things to the extreme by building a self-propelled model…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Wet weather sees earlier reports of light leaf spot in OSR

The first signs of light leaf spot have been reported in oilseed rape crops, suggesting there could be a lot of infection in crops which will develop further if temperatures…

FARM POLICY

Minette Batters set to serve second term as NFU president

Minette Batters is set for a second term as NFU president after other senior officeholders ruled themselves out of running for the union’s top job. NFU deputy president Guy Smith…

TECHNOLOGY

Tech expo shows how radical approaches can transform farming

Farmers need to be prepared to adopt radical new approaches to farming to reap the full potential of current and future agritech developments. That was one of the messages from…

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Which rules are relaxed when farmland is flooded?

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