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How a calf scheme is helping farmers achieve beef specification

Beef farmers need to focus on reducing the average age of slaughter from 26.5 months to 12-15 months and improve the quality and consistency of meat, attendees at this year’s…


Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019: winners crowned

A sheep and beef farmer from the Orkney Islands and a West Country beef producer have been crowned Britain's Fittest Farmers 2019. Sean Cursiter from Orkney and Fiona Penfold from…


Is now the right time to go into poultry farming?

Consumer demand for eggs and poultrymeat have risen steadily over the past 10 years. Buoyant markets have already prompted hundreds of farmers to diversify into broiler and free-range egg production.…


Natural capital: What it is and how to value it on your farm

The importance of protecting and improving the environment is something farmers have always been aware of, but public awareness of the issue, and with it the government’s focus, has sharpened…


Video: Farm bunds fend off rural criminals

It’s a simple but effective crime prevention measure that doesn’t cost farmers the earth. For centuries, earth bunds were used to protect areas and keep unwanted visitors off land near…


Police 'stop-check' stickers combat tractor theft

Police in Wiltshire are offering to stop-check tractors being driven at night in a bid to target tackle farm theft in the county. The Wiltshire Rural Crime Partnership is giving…


Feed Efficiency EBV available for Limousin breeders

A breeding value for feed efficiency will be available for 100 Limousin sires within the next month, which could help improve farm profits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The four-and-a-half-year…


Make a pre-nup part of farm partnership agreement

Putting a requirement for a pre-nuptial agreement into a partnership contract can be a useful way to raise the subject before marriage, suggests accountant Dyke Yaxley. Pre-nuptial agreements are increasingly…


Amazone Flow Check monitors fert spreader blockages

Amazone has a strong reputation in the mounted spreader world and to boost its accuracy it has introduced Flow Check, which uses sensors built into the hydraulic drive on its…


Trump lays out huge $16bn bailout for farmers

US President Donald Trump has proposed another giant bail-out as American agriculture creaks under the pressure of his trade war with China. The $16bn (£12.6bn) cash injection is the administration’s…


Home-bred Welsh heifer takes Beef Expo crown

Heifers reigned supreme at the 2019 Beef Expo on Thursday (23 May) at North West Auctions, Kendal, where a home-bred Limousin-cross heifer took the top prize. A packed J36 mart…


Farmer trapped in grain auger made 'last call' to wife

The devastated wife of an Australian farmer has revealed he made what he thought was his last phone call to her during a horrific farm accident. Gavin Boekel fell into…

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