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Beginner's guide to rotational grazing beef suckler herds

If you already know your rotations from your residuals and your cover from your wedge, then you probably need to read no further. This guide is for beef suckler farmers…


Warburtons wheat helps grower cope with Brexit uncertainty

A group of British farmers is growing milling wheat for the domestic bread maker Warburtons, earning a decent price premium and helping to insulate themselves from the worries surrounding Brexit.…


How a Dorset farmer grows cost-effective cover crops

Dorset grower John Martin, together with Kings Seeds, has designed his own cover crop mix, which provides the maximum benefit to his calcareous soils while also being cost-effective. He was…


NFU19: What will farming look like in 2040?

Brexit may be dominating the political agenda, but farmers also need to consider the longer term and start preparing for what will be a very different operating environment. That is…


CSS application window opens with simpler process promised

The 2019 Countryside Stewardship (CS) Scheme is open for applications in England, with the government claiming to have taken further steps to make the scheme less bureaucratic. Improvements for 2019…


Staffs grower looks to produce beans for fish food

Staffordshire farmer Rob Atkin is looking to grow spring beans this season on a new contract that will give him a premium price for his crop, as it is intended…


NFU19: Gove reaffirms pledge to protect UK food standards

Defra secretary Michael Gove has reaffirmed his pledge to protect British farm standards after the UK leaves the European Union. Speaking at the NFU annual conference, Mr Gove said the…


UK government 'feckless and reckless', Ewing tells Gove

The UK government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and its refusal to take the “no-deal” option off the table is both “feckless and reckless” – and will cause substantial damage…


Poll: How do you rate Minette Batters' first year?

The NFU conference, now under way in Birmingham, marks the anniversary of Minette Batters' election to NFU president. It has been an eventful first year, dominated by Brexit and the development…


NFU19: Union demands Brexit guarantee on food standards

NFU president Minette Batters is calling on the government to convene a high-level commission to help guarantee that food imports meet British standards after Brexit. Speaking at the NFU's annual…


Carlisle Limousins to 50,000gns as more sell

Cloughhead genetics took the headlines at the spring sale of Limousin cattle at Carlisle on Saturday (16 February) with a top call of 50,000gns. Four more bulls were sold on…


‘Shocking neglect’ sees two farmers narrowly avoid jail

Two farming brothers have been given suspended prison sentences and banned from owning animals after pleading guilty to 13 charges of animal cruelty. David Davies and Evan Meirion Davies of…

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