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How increased grass helped new heifer venture on sheep farm

A Welsh sheep farm is growing 4t/ha DM more grass a year by adopting a rotational grazing system and managing grass well, allowing it to support a new dairy heifer…


‘I spend my evenings buried in Farmers Weekly’ says Clarkson

TV presenter turned farmer Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he is an avid reader of Farmers Weekly – the UK’s leading farming publication. Writing in his latest column for The Sunday…


Wheat growers try variety blends to cut costs in the West

Six winter wheat growers are trying out blends of varieties this season to see if they can reduce fungicide inputs in the more septoria-susceptible west of the country. The six…


More power and new cab for Fendt 200- and 300-series

Fendt has timed the major overhaul of its cab interiors with several updates to the 200- and 300-series ranges. The tractors fall into the price-sensitive 100hp sector, so have never…


Opinion: Won over by NBA 'carbon tax' on cattle plan

When I first read that the National Beef Association (NBA) had published a report recommending that a “carbon tax” of £100 a head should be applied to cattle slaughtered over…


Xmas poultry supply faces ‘collapse’ without non-UK workers

Christmas food supplies are under threat unless non-UK seasonal poultry workers are given an urgent exemption from Covid-19 quarantine restrictions, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC). It is proposing…


Row intensifies over whether CAP reforms are ‘green’ enough

European farm leaders have dismissed claims from environmentalists that current plans for CAP reform do not go far enough, warning that much of the criticism comes from activists who have…


Ban for Lincoln couple who exploited farmworkers

A husband and wife from Lincoln who exploited agricultural workers have been banned from acting as company directors for a total of 21 years. Lincolnshire Recruitment Services was founded in…


Germany pins hope on regional resumption of pigmeat exports

German officials are hoping pigmeat exports to Asian countries could resume on a regional basis, despite the growing number of African swine fever (ASF) cases in wild boar. Pig prices…


BVD project extended after Covid-19 delays

Defra has announced a six-month extension to a Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) project after Covid-19 lockdown measures caused delays. The BVD Stamp It Out initiative England was launched in 2018…


Tractors hit Wiltshire town to ‘save’ British food standards

Angry farmers have driven their tractors through a Wiltshire market town to protest against threats to British food standards in future trade deals with the US and other countries. Demonstrators…


Sheep virus is a disease of housing, study concludes

An incurable and fatal sheep virus has been dubbed a "disease of housing", after a study showed transmission was negligible in sheep kept in extensive grass-based systems. A mathematical modelling…


November milk price rise for Arla members

Arla members’ farmgate milk price will rise by 0.9p/litre for both conventional and organic milk from 1 November.  This takes its conventional milk manufacturing price to 30.66p/litre and the organic…


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