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How regen practices can help cut inputs for livestock farmers

Regenerative farming can present an opportunity for dairy and mixed farms to lower production costs and greenhouse gases by reducing reliance on synthetic fertiliser and supplementary feed. Stephanie Race, founder…

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How a free-range egg producer expanded local direct sales

Direct sales have been the business model at Ty Mawr Farm, Monmouthshire, since egg production was first established at the farm. Sixty years on, and the Country Fresh Eggs enterprise…

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Business Clinic: Advice on pollution interview under caution

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Alex Madden, head of planning and environmental at Thrings, looks at what…

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Opinion: Counting the cost of Brexit – imperial or metric

I was never a fan of Brexit and nothing has happened since the UK left the EU to alter my mind. So when prime minister Boris Johnson recently announced a…

TELEHANDLERS

How to maintain a Merlo telehandler to get the best from it

Merlo might play third fiddle in the telehandler rankings to JCB and Manitou, but the Italian brand’s compact models take a bit of beating. Combining powerful hydraulics with some careful…

VARIETY SELECTION

Why rye variety choice is key for biogas

Rye is becoming increasingly popular as a crop for anaerobic digestion and picking the right variety can help maximise gas yields from this cereal. Agronomist Craig Green at CMG Agronomy,…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

Compulsory BVD scheme proposed for Wales

The Welsh government has called for views on a compulsory scheme to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) from the country's cattle. The virus is endemic in Welsh herds and can…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Barber's adds 2.5p/litre for August, AHDB lowers forecast

Cheesemaker Barber’s is adding 2.5p/litre to its farmgate manufacturing price for August, based on supplies of 4.1% butterfat and 3.28% protein. When applied to the milkprices.com manufacturing litre (4.2% butterfat…

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Six men charged after mass hare-coursing event in Bedford

Six men have been charged and pleaded guilty following a mass hare-coursing event that caused public outcry and “huge distress” last year, when dead hares were dangled from vehicle windows…

BREXIT

Staffing policy ‘crippling food sector’, say farm leaders

Food and farming industry leaders have blasted the government’s post-Brexit farm labour policy, which they claim is adding to the cost-of-living crisis and failing to ensure food security. A public…

CRIME

Forensic marking among rural crime training for young farmers

Forensic property marking is part of new police training that will be offered to young farmers in Cumbria to hit back against rural criminals and keep the county’s farming communities…

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Video: Inside the trophy room at the Highland Show

It is one of the largest silver collections in Britain and it houses more trophies than Celtic and Rangers have won put together. In total, a staggering 345 trophies are…

FARMLIFE

FW Harvest Photo Comp 2022 opens for entries

Farmers Weekly is launching its Harvest Photography Competition, with the first combines now already rolling. The contest is offering a prize money can’t buy – the chance to see your…

 
 
 

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