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Sheep breeder puts £85K into 7-step hill farm upgrade

A sheep-breeding company’s £85,000 investment in a 10-year tenancy on an upland farm gives the hill sector a potential blueprint for gearing up production. Southfield Farm, near Hawick, in the…

HARVEST

Harvest over in record-breaking finish for Norfolk grower

Harvest was completely finished in record-breaking time on 28 July at David Hillier’s arable and pig farm in Norfolk, where he grows winter barley, oilseed rape, peas and wheat. Cutting…

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FW Podcast Ep 118: Livestock farmers on Rishi or Truss for PM

In this episode, we examine why criminals are returning to the countryside – sparking a 40% increase in rural theft – and what farmers can do about it. Are you…

YOUNG FARMERS

James Herrick: The key to a successful farming marriage

Life has changed quite a lot since my last article. Most farmers with arable crops have started an unprecedentedly early harvest and I have embarked upon a new chapter of…

HARVEST

Harvest 2022: Season starts to wrap up for some growers

It has been an exceptional year in terms of early harvests, even as far north as the Scottish Borders. As some growers begin to finish cutting, quality looks reasonable despite…

JOB PROFILES

Farming careers: Working as a poultry manager

Ed Wilson, 49, is the manager of a 180,000-bird poultry unit in Lincolnshire that supplies a large processor. He grew up in Malawi and is not from a farming background,…

WILDLIFE

Defra sets out plan to curb soaring deer numbers

Defra and the Forestry Commission have set out proposals to control soaring deer numbers in a bid to protect trees, wildlife habitats and crops. Figures published by the bodies suggest…

NEWS

World cancer charity criticises red meat study

One of the world’s leading cancer charities has echoed serious concerns about an influential report that links red meat consumption to cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF) has…

BUSINESS

US government investigates abuse of power in meat sector

The US government has launched an online portal to allow farmers and ranchers to anonymously report unfair and anti-competitive practices by major players in the meatpacking industry. The website, called…

TECHNOLOGY

John Deere autosteer easier to fit on mixed-brand fleets

John Deere’s AutoTrac autosteer system can now be used on machines from other brands without the need to fit a different steering wheel or various controller components. This makes it…

DAIRY

Guernsey dairy farmers get cash injection from crisis fund

Emergency funding has been granted to dairy farmers in Guernsey in a bid to keep the struggling industry afloat. A £486,000 pot has been agreed by the island's Environment and…

LAND MARKETS

New register comes into effect for foreign land buyers

A new UK register introduced to improve transparency about who owns land and property in the UK has come into effect. The new Register of Overseas Entities has been established…

DIET FEEDERS

Kuhn aims to slash labour with Aura autonomous diet feeder

Labour shortages could be a thing of the past for dairy farms with the capital to invest in a swish autonomous feeder from Kuhn. The self-propelled mixer wagon is capable…

 
 
 

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