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Fierce competition for hay and silage at auction

Hay and silage prices climbed to unprecedented levels at Sedgemoor Auction Centre’s most recent fodder sale, but demand for straw was weaker with supplies exceeding demand. James Wotton from West…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Testing shows light leaf spot is lurking in OSR crops

Oilseed rape growers are being urged to monitor crops for signs of light leaf spot, as leaf testing has revealed the main disease epidemic has started. Almost half (45%) of…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Four 10-year farm tenancies up for grabs in Norfolk

Four county farms in Norfolk of between 43 and 190 acres on 10-year farm business tenancies are up for grabs. More than 460 acres of Norfolk County Council’s estate will…

DAIRY

9 new products to be showcased at Dairy-Tech 2019

After the successful inaugural show last year, Dairy-Tech is back for 2019 and will feature lots of the latest inventions and equipment on the market. New products at the event…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Big tractor sales up 18% in 2018

More farmers are turning to higher horsepower tractors to get the job done, with an 18% increase in the number of tractors sold over 180hp in 2018 compared with the…

WORKSHOP SKILLS

14 of our favourite farm inventions from over the years

The Farmers Weekly inventions competition has been running for a few decades now, and has featured everything from calf catchers and water troughs to homemade drills and pivot-steer loaders. Here…

LIVESTOCK

Video: Swine fever pigs buried alive in China

WARNING: video below includes graphic footage Disturbing footage which appears to show pigs buried alive in China highlights the need for consumers to back British farmers, say livestock producers. The…

BREXIT

UK farmers divided over second referendum

Farmers and farming organisations are divided over the idea of a second referendum on the UK's relationship with the European Union. A second referendum is seen as one way forward…

POULTRY

Free-range egg contracts slammed for 'buyer bias'

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) plans to introduce its own model contract for egg producers, to provide a blueprint for members and so encourage packers to improve the…

CRIME

Eight arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Lincolnshire

Eight people have been arrested and five dogs and two vehicles have been seized by Lincolnshire Police’s rural crime team. The people have been arrested on suspicion of driving a…

LIVESTOCK

The EAT Lancet diet is nutritionally deficient, says expert

The EAT-Lancet diet is nutritionally deficient, according to a leading public health nutritionist. Zoe Harcombe, a Cambridge University graduate in maths and economics, and an obesity researcher, author and speaker,…

LAMBING

Pet lambs receiving insufficient colostrum, survey reveals

As many as 80% of UK farmers rearing surplus lambs artificially, fail to provide enough colostrum in the first 24 hours, a survey of 443 sheep producers has revealed. Figures…

NEWS

Hundreds of lambing ewes stolen in Norfolk farm raid

Police are appealing for information to help catch those responsible for a large-scale sheep theft. Initially, officers suspected that more around 500 sheep had been stolen from a field in…

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