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FARMLIFE

Royal Cornwall Show 2018 highlights and photos

Throughout the 2018 events season, we’ll be bringing you regional coverage of the UK’s best-loved agricultural and countryside shows. These events showcase the best of British farming and food, while…

FARMLIFE

Farmer-turned-race technician gears up for Le Mans 24-hours

Warwickshire farmer and agricultural contractor Chris Gardner usually drives a Fendt tractor for customers across the Midlands and beyond, but for 75 days each year he has another job –…

FARMLIFE

Jaw-dropping Jersey named Britain's sexiest cow

Moo-ve over Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell because there’s a new lady in town and her milkshake is bringing all the boys to the yard. Yes, it’s the news we’ve…

YOUNG FARMERS

How and why ag students should start their own business

With fresh thinking and bags of energy to back them up, young people can make amazing entrepreneurs. Taking on the extra work of starting up a new business may seem…

FARMLIFE

12 things to be when applying for your dream farm job

Applying for jobs? Everyone knows that qualifications and real-world experience are important, but don't forget that would-be employers will be just as interested in your personality. Here we identify 12…

YOUNG FARMERS

Why young farmers should consider getting into poultry

For young people dreaming of running their own farm business, getting into poultry could be an ideal way to build up cash and experience if land and money are proving…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Why young farmers should consider getting into poultry

For young people dreaming of running their own farm business, getting into poultry could be an ideal way to build up cash and experience if land and money are proving…

YOUNG FARMERS

How to become a county council farm tenant

County council farms provide a great opportunity for people looking to reach the first rung in the farming ladder and many holdings are designed specifically with new entrants in mind.…

YOUNG FARMERS

Opinion: Employers want guts and graft over grades

A few months ago, I wrote an article detailing my thoughts on the importance of one’s degree when seeking employment. In the months following the article, numerous people have asked…

Events

Farmers Apprentice

Farmers Apprentice aims to help young people from all walks of life get a foot on to the farming ladder. See more on the ten young apprentices who have been selected to take part in a bootcamp on July 2018.
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Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Colouring in my field maps and language

My sister Lizzie is the undisputed queen of the daft gift. Within days of her hearing I was going to be out of action for a few weeks, a large…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Farmyard laps and baths with strangers

Reasons why we love farming, number 56: continuity. Half a century ago, I got a new bicycle. It was a Raleigh, it was blue and silver, and I was pleased…

Josh Dowbiggin

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YOUNG FARMERS

Opinion: Employers want guts and graft over grades

A few months ago, I wrote an article detailing my thoughts on the importance of one’s degree when seeking employment. In the months following the article, numerous people have asked…

YOUNG FARMERS

Opinion: I'm keeping my sheep despite gloomy Brexit forecast

Aside from the weather and a royal wedding, Brexit remains high on the agenda of conversation in the UK. This remains the same within the agricultural community, with pretty much…

Health and wellbeing

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LIVESTOCK

Farmer Focus: From time to time, we all need encouragement

A few weeks ago at NFU Scotland we had a catch-up with the Royal Scottish Agriculture Benevolent Institution (RSABI) about the current situation, and it has been on my mind…

OTHER LIVESTOCK

Video: Goat pilates bring smiles to farmer and fitness fans

Goats are taking over at Laura Corbett’s farm on the Marlborough Downs, bringing a smile to the faces of this farming family after they endured some tough decision-making. Farming in…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Video: Exmoor group tackles farm support and rural isolation

The unique and thriving farmer-led Exmoor Hill Farming Network has grown to support 300 local farming businesses since it began four years ago under the guidance of chairman Dave Knight…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: 6 simple exercises to keep you fit on the farm

Two years ago, Essex farmer’s son and personal trainer Tom Kemp created Farm Fitness – an outdoor gym like no other. Commandeering a corner of the family farm used as a…

Photos and video

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FARMLIFE

Video: Documentary shows joys and stresses of turnout

Our favourite farming documentary series British Farming has released its fifth episode, this time encapsulating the joys and the stresses of spring turnout on a typical British farm. The candid…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Little lambing helpers and changing seasons

As ever, we have been snowed under with our readers’ brilliant farming photos – we love seeing them, so please do keep them coming in. This time we have picked…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: James Haskell plays ‘cock or bull’ at YFC AGM

The Farmers Weekly team caught up with rugby star James Haskell ahead of his headline DJ set on the closing night of the 2018 Young Farmers Convention (4-6 May) and challenged…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: 8 hilarious dance moves of NFYFC’s Annual Convention

Young Farmers have the best dance moves in the world – fact. To prove it, we have eight shining examples of the flair, energy and creativity that make their boogies…