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COMBINES

Fendt Ideal 10 gets more power, but loses steering wheel

Fendt’s latest range-topping Ideal 10 combine is the first harvester to be available without a steering wheel in Europe. The futuristic-looking cab is a huge departure from a standard combine…

FOOT HEALTH

Advice on how to vaccinate sheep against foot-rot

Vaccination to reduce foot-rot in sheep is just one part of a national five-point plan designed to lessen overall disease pressure from infectious lameness, by improving flock resilience to the…

AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards: Beef farmer finalists 2019

The falling value of finished cattle was inescapable as a topic of conversation for our finalists this year, but each is taking prudent and positive steps to manage the factors…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Three seven-year farm tenancies offered in Powys

Tenant farmers looking to rent in mid-Wales have the opportunity to apply for three small units between 45 and 70 acres from Powys County Council. The holdings at Churchstoke, Llanfaredd…

CRIME

Video: Fly-tippers blamed as barley crop goes up in smoke

A Suffolk farmer has been inundated with messages of support after a field fire consumed 14ha of barley. Fly-tippers burning rubbish in a field gateway are believed to have caused…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What’s in Your Shed? visits a Kent arable farm

This edition of our shed-peeking series sees us head to a 2,000ha farming enterprise just north of Dover to speak to Matt Solley, winner of FW’s Farm Manager of the…

CRIME

One-third of police forces lack strategy on rural crime

Police forces across England and Wales are failing to recognise the detrimental effects of rural crime, according to new analysis by a landowners’ organisation. The Country Land and Business Association (CLA),…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Joint levy board campaign helps lift sales of beef and lamb

A £2m campaign, paid for by British red meat levy payers to counter the anti-meat claims of vegans and environmental activists, has boosted sales of beef and lamb – except…

NEWS

Police find body in search for missing trader

Police searching for well-known North Yorkshire grain buyer Howard Jackson, 63, who was reported missing last weekend, have confirmed they have found the body of a man. In a short…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Farmers warned of skin cancer risk at harvest time

Farmers are being warned about the dangers of working outdoors in the summer heat and reminded to protect themselves. While record temperatures may be welcomed by some, it can bring…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Average dairy herd size drops - but milk keeps flowing

The average size of a dairy herd in the UK fell last year for the first time this century after farmers increased culling rates in response to the prolonged dry…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Clock ticking on Defra’s stewardship payment pledge

Farmers are still waiting for thousands of pounds in late environmental stewardship payments – with less than two weeks before a government deadline for claims to be settled. Defra promised…

HARVEST

Harvest 2019: Over the moon with barley yields in Kent

Early winter barley yields are nearly touching 11t/ha on the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames estuary, with farm manager Ryan McCormack “over the moon” with the yield. Mr McCormack,…

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