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Delayed OSR disease threat good news for fungicide spend

Oilseed rape growers could save money this autumn because of a delayed threat from disease following the very dry summer, which may prompt some to cut out a fungicide spray.…


Video: Emotional day for dairy farmer forced to sell cattle

A dairy farmer from Carmarthen in Wales has been forced to sell his cattle on the 450-head family farm because of a lack of staff. When one of Emyr Davies'…


Crop Watch: Later drilling can counter blackgrass and BYDV

The shift to later drilling of winter cereals is helping growers prepare for the loss of a key neonicotinoid seed dressing next year as well as assisting with the fight…


Farmers Weekly photo competition 2018 – win £250 cash prize

The 2018 Farmers Weekly annual photography competition is now open for entries. With eight farming and rural life categories to enter your wonderful photos into this year, this competition is your big…


Pig profit warning as doubts cast on Defra census figures

Pig producer losses are mounting as prices sink further below the average cost of production, AHDB figures show. The sector board’s latest Pig Market Weekly shows that the EU-spec Standard…


How Oxfordshire sheep farmers cut cost of production by 12%

Access to cover crops for winter grazing on nearby arable land has resulted in a 10% uplift in lambing percentage and helped to reduce finishing times by three weeks at…


Beef Shorthorns peak at 12,000gns at Stirling

Beef Shorthorns met a level demand with bulls selling to a top of 12,000gns, achieving an 89% clearance at the breed society’s official autumn sale at Stirling on 22 October.…


Could your farm business host the 2019 Farmplanner competition?

The Insititute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) is looking for a family farm business that needs to make decisions about its future direction and is willing to host teams of agricultural…


Limousins peak at 17,000gns at Carlisle autumn sale

Prices peaked at 17,000gns at the British Limousin Cattle Society’s annual autumn show and sale of bulls at Carlisle on Saturday 20 October where 118 bulls sold to a clearance…


Pilot forestry investment zone launched

The government has announced a pilot forestry investment zone (FIZ) in Cumbria, which will seek to encourage investment in tree planting across the region. The pilot will run for two…


Tractor sheds tonnes of potatoes after trailer overturns

A busy A-road in Somerset was closed for more than an hour after a tractor-trailer full of potatoes overturned and shed its load. The accident happened at the Combe Street…


Welding app offers basic joining tips

Ever fancied yourself as a master welder but not had the tools to get started? See also: Video: How near-infrared technology measures grass quality Well, now there is a welding…


NI’s post-Brexit farm plans hit by ‘drift and delay’

The lack of a devolved government in Northern Ireland means that challenges and opportunities facing farmers there run the risk of being overlooked, according to a parliamentary committee report. The…

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