Top stories


Festive demand lifts steers and lambs 10p/kg

Cattle and prime lamb prices continued to firm last week, with the SQQ up to 183p/kg and prime steers at 208p/kg, both about 10p/kg dearer than at the end of…


Business Clinic: Legal issues for diversified businesses

Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts give regular advice on a wide range of issues. Here we take a more in-depth look at diversification and some of the many legal, management…


Poll: Farmers in England, have you been paid your BPS?

Defra says it has paid more than two-thirds of farmers their 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) money. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has an internal target of paying at least…


Nearly a third of wheat crops miss out on sulphur

All cereal crops should have a sulphur application every year to avoid the risk of a deficiency of this macronutrient, although 30% of wheat misses out. Tim Kerr, fertiliser manager…


Video: Farmers living on the frontline of bovine TB

For farmers living in a high-risk area, bovine TB has a huge financial and emotional impact. We visit two farms in south-west Wales which have endured long-term breakdowns. Stephen and…


The land market where you live: East of England

Plenty of choice and some strong prices have been recorded in the east of England in 2018. There was a big jump in year-on-year supply in the region ­– nearly…


Wales to introduce single traceability system for all species

Wales is to have its own umbrella traceability system for cattle, sheep and pigs from 2020 to put the country in a strong position for negotiating trade with Europe post-Brexit.…


Fewer TB-restricted herds after north Cornwall badger cull

The number of herds under TB movement restrictions in north Cornwall has fallen dramatically since the start of badger culling in the region, Farmers Weekly has learned. A spokesman for…


Rural community ‘devastated’ after farmer killed by bull

A rural community has been left devastated after a farmer was struck by a bull and killed on a farm in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a…


Farming profits forecast down in 2018 as spending rises

UK farmers are forecast to see lower profits in 2018 after spending nearly £1bn more on agricultural goods and services. According to Defra’s first forecast of Total Income from Farming…


Echo builds powerful lightweight chainsaw

Hand-tool maker Echo has introduced a new lightweight, rear handle chainsaw, aimed at both the professional and domestic markets. The catchily named CS-4510ES has a 45cc two-stroke engine and is…


Defra to consult on softer approach to farm inspections

Farmers are to have their say on proposals for a new industry regulator that would also offer practical advice, guidance and incentives for good practice. The government is expected to…


6 in-lamb ewes mauled to death by loose dog

Six in-lamb ewes have been killed after a loose German shepherd dog went on a killing rampage at a popular tourist spot. The attack on Tom Parry’s flock in Moel…

Explore Know How

  • Business advice
  • Essential guides
  • Practical tips
  • Case studies
Explore all topics

Advice on healthy soils

See our Know How on soils to get the latest advice and innovative techniques on improving soil management

Making Tax Digital

Did you know?

Magazine subscribers get unlimited access to all articles. Simply register on FWi and link your account to your subscription when you hit the article gate.

If you are not a subscriber you can still register for FREE and get access to any 10 articles per month.

If you need any help, contact us at

If you would like to speak to someone about subscriptions please call 0330 333 9694

Farm Inventions Competition 2018 open for entries

It is time for another season of Farmers Weekly’s long-running Farm Inventions competition. Winners of each category will bag £500, runners-up get £250 and third-place finishers take home £100.
Enter now

Free email newsletters

Bulletins: Sign up to and stay up to date with the latest insights, news, and read articles most relevant to you.

Product updates: Receive tips, advice, deals and events from across the agricultural sector, which includes latest jobs from top employers.

Sign up now

Getting finance

Farmers Weekly has partnered with Funding Options to help you find the right finance for your business. It's fast, simple, and no-obligation.

Funding Options has been chosen by the government-owned British Business Bank to help businesses find finance when they’re unsuccessful with the major banks.

Get a free quote
  • Subscribe to Farmers Weekly

    Save up to 25% and never miss an issue


See more


See more