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LIVESTOCK MARKETING

How award-winning pig farmer tapped into China export market

Since 2018 China has lost half of its pigs to African swine fever, equating to about 30% of the global population. Although the viral disease continues, the country is trying…

DIVERSIFICATION

How mixed farm award winners diversified into apple market

Ballingham Court Farm in Herefordshire is the home of 20,000 apple trees, where Henry and Esther Rudge have supplied fresh, juicy fruit to British drinks brand Copella for nearly 15…

LIVESTOCK

Dorset vet helps get his dairy herds moving more easily

Julian Allen is helping to reduce lameness in Dorset dairy herds by encouraging mobility scoring just as milk buyers are stepping up their interest in cow welfare. As a senior…

ARABLE

Why agronomists need new skills and services

The fresh approach that new agricultural policy demands of the farming industry will see agronomists become system-focused rather than product-focused, says Farmers Weekly Arable Adviser of the Year Mark Dewes.…

WHATS IN YOUR SHED

What's in Your Shed? visits Contractor of the Year Tim Russon

13 years after our first What's in Your Shed visit, we return to find out what has changed in the fleet of Farmers Weekly's 2020 Contractor of the Year winner,…

BEEF

How a beef farm manages environmentally sensitive grazing

Grazing in an environmentally sensitive way is not new for Farmers Weekly’s 2020 Beef Farmer of the Year, James Waight, who farms 4,400ha (10,868 acres) of some of the highest…

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Farmers Weekly Awards winners – on farming and winning

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Video: What’s it like to be Farmers Weekly Awards winner

We speak to Farmers of the Year 2015, Peter and Di Wastenage on their dairy farm in Devon to find out what it’s like to win not one, but two Farmers Weekly Awards.
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PIGS

What causes seasonal infertility in pigs and how to manage it

Infertility often spikes during late summer and early autumn. Dr Grant Walling, director of science and technology at breeding company JSR, offers some ways to manage breeding problems this summer.…

BEEF

Beef sector lacks incentive for meat quality, farmers say

Processors and supermarkets are missing out on opportunities to grow the value of beef by failing to pay farmers a premium for meat with good eating quality. That’s the conclusion…

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

How beef farmers are making 15p/kg more in joint venture

Joining a grazing discussion group has provided Charley and Andrea Walker with a solution to relieve pressure on their grassland during dry weather. The Walkers' Barnside Farm in the Scottish…

POULTRY

How egg producer uses social media to reach customers

For a farming business that depends on customer contact, social media has become an indispensable tool for Susie MacMillan, who runs the Mac’s Farm organic egg enterprise in Sussex. Winner…