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Badger cull could extend to 10 new areas this autumn

The badger cull could be extended to 10 new areas this autumn, including Derbyshire, as part of government efforts to tackle bovine TB. Natural England has received 14 applications from…


How farmers are benefiting from contract rearing ewe lambs

Outsourcing the breeding and lambing of 500 ewe lambs is allowing a large-scale sheep enterprise to maximise stocking rates and grass availability on its own farm. Ewe lambs from Thistleyhaugh…


Second Welsh livestock market closure in one month announced

Farmers in Wales have lost the services of a second livestock market within a month after auctioneers JJ Morris announced that Cardigan market will close on 9 September. The news…


Opinion: Farmers should challenge 'anti-meat' reporting

Since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made the headlines last week, there has been plenty of discussion about how these topics are reported, especially within the BBC.…


Kverneland launches DG II trailed disc drill

Kverneland has revamped its range of DG trailed disc drills, adding an improved folding mechanism to make them better balanced and easier to manage on the road. The so-called DG…


Advice on IHT reliefs for farmers with diversifications

Diversified businesses need to regularly review their position to ensure that valuable reliefs from inheritance tax (IHT) are not lost by default, warn advisers. While qualifying farming assets may attract…


Sheep from Welsh farm stolen, butchered and remains dumped

Four sheep have been stolen from a hill farm in south Wales and butchered, with their remains dumped near an adjoining main road. Lee Pritchard, who runs Cwm Carno Farm…


Farmers invited to help shape national food strategy

The government is inviting farmers and the public to have their say on a planned shake-up of the UK's food industry Defra says the call for evidence will give people…


Organic conversion payment window open for NI farmers

Northern Irish farmers interested in converting their farm to organic production have one month from today to apply for government funding to help offset the cost of the conversion. The…


Laforge designs front linkage for Fendt crawlers

Fendt’s crawler range can now be retrofitted with a front linkage designed by French firm Laforge. The beefy addition has a lift capacity of 6,400kg, a lifting stroke of 805mm…


Grass covers and tight global supply support store lambs

Nervous early store lamb sales have been firm and, at times, ahead of last year’s drought-hit August trade, with auctioneers thanking timely rains and market confidence. Buyers and sellers have…


New Michelin VF CargoXBib tyre slashes soil damage

Michelin's VF high-floatation tyre has been redesigned to further reduce soil compaction from trailed implements. The updated VF CargoXBib range comes in four sizes, including the VF 650/55 R26.5, VF…


Boost farm sector by investing in connectivity, says report

More investment in digital connectivity is needed so farmers can tap into lucrative markets for local food, says a think-tank report. The government must take action to transform the British…

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