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Rain prompts fears of repeat wet autumn

Rain and stormy weather have prompted concern that UK farmers could be in for a repeat of last year’s wet autumn. Eastern England is experiencing heavy rain and strong winds…


On test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Since its launch in April 2014, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV has been the go-to model for those wishing to dabble in the world of hybrid SUVs. Almost 52,000 have been sold…


How and what to record to inform suckler cow culling

Every commercial farm has its own aims and parameters, but there are some key breeding goals and culling criteria to drive suckler herd performance and profit. This is according to…


Farmers and consumers are losers in skewed market, says Dyson

Britain’s biggest farmer, Sir James Dyson, has warned that consumers and farmers are both losing out in a market that is “fundamentally skewed”. The entrepreneur said it is retailers who…


Opinion: BBC's bias is damaging farming's reputation

Before I morph completely into “Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells”, I'd like to put it on record that I'm a fan of the BBC as a public subscription broadcaster. Having suffered…


Market set for strong autumn calf sales

Suckler farmers are hoping for a very fast weaned calf trade this autumn, providing deadweight prices hold steady. Recent factory price drops have caused some pessimism this week and could…


Scotland to end long journeys for live calf exports

Live calf exports that breach maximum permitted journey times from Scotland to Spain will no longer be accepted, the Scottish government has stated. Following a legal challenge by animal welfare…


Digital tool advises when to spray crops with 85% accuracy

Growers and agronomists have a new digital tool to assess crop pests and diseases and suggest the best time to spray, up to four days in advance, with 85% accuracy.…


Awards launched to recognise farmer efforts to tackle TB

The TB Advisory Service (TBAS) has launched an award to recognise farmers who work hard to protect their herds and reduce the risk of the disease. As well as the…


Nano minerals in feed can improve broiler growth, says study

Nano delivery of mineral supplements in poultry diets leads to improved bird growth, feed consumption and digestibility, a new study has found. A team at Nottingham Trent University used a…


Coronavirus: ‘Rural areas in danger of being left behind’

Farm groups want the government to commit more funding to rural areas to support England’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. A new report, Rebuilding Rural: Growing Back Better, called…


Autumn land and farms market offers plenty of opportunities

More farmland properties have joined the market this autumn, as vendors catch up from Covid-19 complications and take advantage of the increased buyer demand. Thomas Armstrong, H&H Land & Estates…


EU will not block food imports from UK, says government

The EU will not attempt to block food imports from the UK after the Brexit transition period ends, according to the government. The government says it is satisfied that the…

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