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DRILLING

Cambs heavy land grower finishes his spring drilling

One heavy land Cambridgeshire farm has completed its spring drilling during early January after an unprecedented dry spell of winter weather. Sam Morris drilled 40ha of spring barley and 30ha…

DAIRY

Factors to consider when setting dairy stocking rates

The tough weather of 2018 that resulted in needing to feed supplements on many farms has raised the question of whether high stocking rates are sustainable and cost-effective on many…

TRACTORS

Best-selling tractor brands of 2017 revealed

The biggest red tractor brand on the market got even bigger in 2017, after farmers gave Massey Ferguson a strong vote of confidence by purchasing 1,973 tractors. This was 539…

PEST MANAGEMENT

Farmers and researchers test ways to tackle flea beetle

Farmers and researchers are busy testing new ways to tackle cabbage stem flea beetle larvae in rapeseed this winter, as the pest threatens the crop's viability on some farms. Flea…

BUSINESS

Fierce competition for hay and silage at auction

Hay and silage prices climbed to unprecedented levels at Sedgemoor Auction Centre’s most recent fodder sale, but demand for straw was weaker with supplies exceeding demand. James Wotton from West…

MILK PRICES

Arla freezes February milk price on positive outlook

Arla, the UK’s largest dairy processor, has held its February milk price on the back of positive commodity prices and falling European milk production. Arla’s 2,400 non-aligned producers will receive…

FARMLIFE

Hill farmer scoops national photography award

A Cumbrian hill farmer has won a national photography award with an image highlighting the care and dedication that goes into looking after sheep at lambing time. Amy Bateman, of…

CRIME

Warning to farmers after spate of quad bike and 4x4 thefts

Farmers are being warned to remain vigilant with their security measures after several quad bike and farm vehicle thefts have been reported. Over the course of two days, three quad…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Create new goals with ‘2 Minute Farmer’ challenge

Farming families are being urged to ask what they want from their lives – in the same time it takes to brush their teeth. The “2 Minute Farmer” (2MF) project…

MAIZE DRILLS

Accurate placement from Kuhn's Maxima drills

Kuhn recently chose the Lamma show to preview its new Maxima 3 range of precision drills. The 12-model line-up is available in six- to 12-row format and is capable of…

HEALTH AND WELFARE

Vet Viewpoint: Advice on fluke in sheep and cattle lameness

Farmers are being warned there will likely be a hangover of fluke from last year and not to delay treating sheep.  Our Vet Viewpoint vets say high worm burdens are…

LIVESTOCK

Video: Swine fever pigs buried alive in China

WARNING: video below includes graphic footage Disturbing footage which appears to show pigs buried alive in China highlights the need for consumers to back British farmers, say livestock producers. The…

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