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Farmland marketed in England hits 10-year high

Supplies of farmland marketed in England has hit the highest level in 10 years after an exceptional amount came forward in the past three months. According to Strutt & Parker’s…


A guide to ASF and how to minimise the risk on your pig farm

African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading westwards across Europe and has recently been detected in wild boar populations just across the channel, in Belgium. Amid warnings of potentially dire consequences…


Revealed: The winner of Farmers Apprentice 2018

And the winner is... ... 22 year old Sam Coote from County Durham has been crowned the winner of Farmers Apprentice 2018, following 5 days of challenging tasks. Sam beat…


Farmer left ‘heartbroken’ after BSE discovery

A farmer whose cows are facing slaughter after BSE was discovered on his farm has been left “heartbroken”. The case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as “mad cow disease”,…


OMSCo eyeing US organic dairy market post-Brexit

The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (Omsco) is targeting a bigger share of the international market for dairy products, post-Brexit. Omsco chairman Nicholas Saphir told the annual members’ conference he wanted…


On test: Manitou returns to pivot market with its MLA-T

It might have a chequered past in the world of pivot-steer loaders, but Manitou has returned for another crack at a market monopolised by its old enemy, JCB. The French…


Sheep scab warnings follow spike in cases

Soaring numbers of sheep scab cases mean farmers should deal with every bought-in sheep as if it has scab, say sheep experts. Proper quarantining of stock, plunge dips, macrocyclic lactone…


Chick placings hit September record above 90m birds

The number of chick and poult placings broke records in the month of September after exceeding 90m birds. At 90.3m placings in total, the highest number ever recorded by Defra,…


Kelly Turkeys to open European business over Brexit concerns

Concerns about the threat of cheap imports, border controls, lack of available seasonal labour and a growing EU market has prompted Kelly Turkeys to move some of its business to…


Farmers advised not to aerate soils before digging holes

Before aerating soils to combat compaction, farmers should dig holes and test soils to assess the cause of the problem. Grassland and soils adviser James Bretherton of Agscope said the…


Bryce Suma launches trailed post driver

Post knocking specialist Bryce Suma has launched its first trailed heavy-duty post driver that doesn’t require a hefty tractor on the front to provide stability.   The Kelso-based manufacturer says…


Farmers question HMRC's readiness for Making Tax Digital

An under-pressure HMRC has admitted to a number of farmers that it is unable to process new applications for exemption from Making Tax Digital until next month. The agency also…


Hay bales worth £30,000 torched on Scottish farm

A farmer has been left seriously out of pocket after about 1,000 hay bales worth £30,000 were destroyed in a suspected arson attack. The incident happened at about 7.30pm on…

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