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YOUNG FARMERS

Coronavirus: How ag studies will restart in September

Education leaders are having to adapt to changing government advice as they try to plan the teaching of thousands of new and returning students come September. Despite all the uncertainty…

FARROWING

German farrowing crate rule pressures UK sector

Cost and productivity concerns have reignited in the UK pig sector after farrowing crate rule changes were made in Germany last week. German farmers were told they have 15 years…

LAYERS

How an egg producer tackled gut disease with bacteria spray

A no-antibiotics strategy to control necrotic enteritis in layers at one Welsh free-range unit has lifted egg production to 4% above target and reduced seconds. James Ford’s 12,000-bird Hyline flock…

COMPLIANCE

Rule reminder: Don't risk breaching hedgecutting regulations

Farmers have been reminded to ensure they follow the rules with their hedgecutting and trimming at this time of year to avoid the risk of breaking Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)…

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

How to manage take-all in winter wheat after spring cereals

Growers considering planting winter wheat following spring barley next autumn are being warned of the increased risk from the soil-borne fungus take-all, which can cause yield losses of up 2t/ha…

NEWS

Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 15: Hydrogen tractors and fuel bills

In this week’s Podcast we find out how you can cut your fuel bills by a quarter… the answer is hydrogen. We talk to the growers who want a ballot…

HUSBANDRY

Vets to provide support for sustainable livestock farming

A group of veterinary professionals is aiming to provide support for the livestock farming and wider veterinary community to engage with and adopt sustainability practices in the food production sector.…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Wheat price rises on lower harvest estimates

Spot feed wheat prices have risen by about £2/t on the week on harvest reports, including downward revisions to expectations for the French and Russian harvests. Following the AHDB’s final…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Fresh campaign for tighter milk contract regulation launched

Dairy farmers are being asked to put their names to a grassroots campaign to give milk producers more price transparency in their contracts with processors and improve marketing of British…

NEWS

Members and scope of new ag trade commission confirmed

The UK’s farming unions will all be part of the government’s new trade and agriculture commission, with the scope of its work now confirmed. The commission will advise government on…

SHEEP

Have your say on Enzootic Abortion of Ewes

Farmers are being asked to share their views on Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) to shed light on how they manage the disease. The disease, caused by Chlamydia abortus, is…

LIVESTOCK MARKETING

Builth Wells Market to reopen after Sunderlands takes control

Livestock sales are to resume at a Welsh auction mart that had been under threat of closure. Sunderlands has purchased Brightwells’ minority shareholding and taken full control of Hereford Market…

MACHINERY

Unions win exemption for agriculture on driver rules

Farming unions have successfully lobbied for agriculture to be exempt from Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) requirements. The CPC exemption will apply for drivers in agriculture, horticulture and forestry…

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