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FEED AND NUTRITION

How a dairy herd managed drought with 6.5p/litre feed cost

Strict control of parlour feeding and a tight autumn-calving block saw a Cornish dairy through the 2018 drought with a total purchased feed cost of 6.52p/litre. Because peak lactation happens…

HARVEST

Harvest 2019: Warwick OSR shows good yields after beetle battle

Warwickshire grower and contractor Paul Wilson is seeing good oilseed rape yields after a tough battle with cabbage stem flea beetle throughout a growing season hit by long stretches of…

BEEF

Exclusive: Whistleblower uncovers Lim passport errors

The whistleblower whose tip-off ultimately led to 62 top-class Limousins having their passports withheld, has urged the breed society to take a tougher stance on data recording. The cattle had…

FEED AND NUTRITION

Q&A: Growing and feeding drought-tolerant lucerne

Lucerne is a deep-rooted, nitrogen-fixing crop that has seen a surge in interest among livestock farmers looking for a drought-tolerant fodder option. Sam Lane technical manager at Cotswold Seeds and…

4X4S

On test: Land Rover Discovery Sport

Since its introduction back in 2014, interest in Land Rover's Discovery Sport has boomed, and sales now total a whopping 350,000. At the time, it was Land Rover's get-me-out-of-here ticket…

BREXIT

'No delays to Welsh Brexit farm subsidy plans'

Policymakers insist they will not delay introducing new ways of delivering agricultural support to Welsh farmers, including the planned phasing out of direct farm subsidies from 2021. The Welsh government…

ATVS AND UTVS

Low-cost TGB Blade ATV offers 39hp on a budget

Taiwanese ATV maker TGB has unveiled its latest low-cost Blade ATV. The 520SL comes with a pretty healthy spec and is T3 homologated, so can be registered for road use.…

FARMLIFE

Farmers to join Brighton Pride with 'Sassy Ferguson' tractor

Fifty farmers, agricultural and rural economy workers are set to march through the heart of Brighton with a rainbow-coloured tractor to celebrate farming as an open and diverse industry. In…

LIVESTOCK DISEASES

Vet Viewpoint: Tyre-wire disease, lungworm and ewe condition

Ewe condition before tupping, tyre wires in silage and lameness in housed sucklers are among the problems that occur later in the year, but have their roots in summer management.…

HARVEST

Harvest 2019: Barley yield prospects rise with Welsh 10t/ha

Merchants are reporting better than expected winter barley yields as combines start to roll across southern England and Wales, with one Welsh grower reporting his best barley yield. Philip Darke,…

NEWS

Food bill to rise by £786 if plant protection products banned

The average annual UK family shopping bill will rise by £786 if plant protection products are removed from farms, according to a new report. Commissioned by the Crop Protection Association…

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Farming's green credentials key to rural recruitment crisis

Focusing on promoting the positive impact agriculture can have on the environment may prove to be the key to attracting new talent into the farming industry. New research by the…

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