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On test: Suzuki Jimny SZ5 Allgrip

Suzuki has breathed new life into its long-in-the-tooth Jimny with a new model that it hopes will emulate its predecessors’ sales figures and pass the million-unit sold mark in the…


The new EPEF 420 broiler standard and how to achieve it

Aviagen's Ross 400 Club was introduced to recognise farmers achieving the highest performance on broiler farms. Entry to the club is for those farmers that have achieved a European production…


Fresh lows for wheat price as harvesting resumes in earnest

Wheat prices have hit fresh lows as currency values have strengthened through the week, with the market battling to stay in touch with global values. The pound rallied on an…


Harvest 2019: Almost half of cereal and OSR crops combined

Nearly half of cereal and oilseed rape crops are now harvested, with sunny and warmer weather likely to speed up combining progress over the weekend. Some 1.7m ha of the…


Which rules are relaxed when farmland is flooded?

Farmers watching flood waters rise across their land often have little time to save livestock and move machinery, let alone comply with normal animal movement and cross-compliance regulations. Fortunately, Defra…


Harvest 2019: Yields and quality looking up as sun returns

Harvest is back in full swing after recent rain, and although some crops have gone flat, yields and quality are looking promising across much of the country as the weather…


Farmers urged to take part in hedgerow survey

A new survey is encouraging farmers to health-check their hedgerows to safeguard the future of this important habitat.  The Great British Hedgerow Survey, launched by wildlife charity People’s Trust for…


Applicants sought for OFC Emerging Leaders programme

Farmers and other agricultural industry participants who have not previously attended the Oxford Farming Conference have one week left to apply for a prestigious leadership development programme. The deadline for…


Milker shortage lifts values 16-18% on year

Commercial dairy cattle prices are more than £200 dearer than this time last year, with a shortage of stock creating a buoyant market. Freshly calved commercial heifers averaged £1,502 in…


Skee-Tex and Muck Boot unveil new welly ranges

Skee-Tex has unveiled a new lightweight welly boot with extra insulation for plodding around farm yards in the winter. Its Ultralight Tuff Boots come with a stiff insole and sock…


Lanark Texel lamb makes second highest price ever

An eye-catching price of 200,000gns stole the headlines at the Scottish National Texel sale at Lanark on Thursday (22 August) as the Wight family sold ram lamb Midlock Capaldi. The…


Conmen face jail after scamming farmers out of £500,000

A gang of Irish conmen are facing long jail sentences after they admitted swindling farmers in Devon, Cornwall and Wales out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. One member of…

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