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FARMLIFE

Kentucky family farm swaps milk for bourbon whisky

The Peterson family has a long farming heritage – the current partners are the 13th generation to farm. Three brothers – Billy, David and Bernard – and Billy’s son, Albert, make…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: The Swaley Man – meet the vlogging young farmer

Most hill farmers are used to working with just a dog and a stick, but internet sensation Sam Hutchinson is rarely without his camera when out on the fells. At…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Insect decline? My farm is awash with bugs

Something didn’t seem quite right as I folded up the sprayer booms on an early September day. It had been a successful tank – no blocked nozzles, no walkers, fantastic…

YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Going native in pursuit of the perfect steak

Let’s face it, it doesn't get much better than tucking into a nice steak, especially when you have something to celebrate (maybe even just making it to Friday). Rare or…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Full-fat dairy foods make for healthy hearts, study reveals

Eating three portions of full-fat milk, cheese and yoghurt every day can be good for your heart and mean that you live longer, according to new diet research. Getting a…

DIVERSIFICATION

Enterprising family dairy farm to host debut Mad Marsh Run

Never ones to follow the herd, the Hook family have a reputation for doing things their own way. Just over a decade ago, this organic dairy farm began selling bottles…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Video: The Swaley Man – meet the vlogging young farmer

Most hill farmers are used to working with just a dog and a stick, but internet sensation Sam Hutchinson is rarely without his camera when out on the fells. At…

YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Going native in pursuit of the perfect steak

Let’s face it, it doesn't get much better than tucking into a nice steak, especially when you have something to celebrate (maybe even just making it to Friday). Rare or…

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: Insect decline? My farm is awash with bugs

Something didn’t seem quite right as I folded up the sprayer booms on an early September day. It had been a successful tank – no blocked nozzles, no walkers, fantastic…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: My last resort to beat the hare coursers

The 3m Terradisc must have wondered what on earth was going on. After many years in the undergrowth, with only rabbits, mice and the odd confused Japanese infantryman for company,…

Josh Dowbiggin

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YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Going native in pursuit of the perfect steak

Let’s face it, it doesn't get much better than tucking into a nice steak, especially when you have something to celebrate (maybe even just making it to Friday). Rare or…

YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: 7 tips for your first job in farming

For any university graduate, starting in the working world can be a daunting process. We all want to ensure we make the right impression, but there is more to the…

Health and wellbeing

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Farming Community Network CEO on the blight of suicide

For most people, it is far from an easy conversation to have, but with World Suicide Prevention Day approaching this Monday (10 September), it is really important to talk about…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The farmers who turn to motorsport deal with stress

Farming can sometimes be the one thing which dominates everything, brewing feelings of stress, loneliness, depression and even boredom. Putting time aside to step away from the work treadmill that…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Documentary aims to break silence on gay people in farming

A short film inspired by the gay son of a farmer is seeking to open up conversations about farmers who may be struggling in silence with their sexuality. Two years…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Epic 3,700-mile cycle to raise thousands for farming charity

An epic cycle marathon across Britain kicked off today (20 June) with an ambitious aim of raising £100,000 for a charity that supports farmers through tough times. In a tour…

Pictures from you

Videos and photo stories

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YOUNG FARMERS

Video: The Swaley Man – meet the vlogging young farmer

Most hill farmers are used to working with just a dog and a stick, but internet sensation Sam Hutchinson is rarely without his camera when out on the fells. At…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Harvest highlights, farm couples and kids

Another week and another great batch of photos have been sent to Farmers Weekly by our fantastic readers, keen to share a snapshot of their lives.  From the scenic and…

BREEDING AND FERTILITY

Video: Pembrokeshire herd named world’s best Holsteins

A dairy farm in Wolfscastle, Pembrokeshire, has won the award for most cattle in one herd graded as “excellent” by Holstein International. We meet the George family at Brynhyfryd farm…

FARMLIFE

Video: Bucks show, big feed costs and Beyoncé-like backsides

It's show season and our favourite livestock farmer from Buckinghamshire has been mucking in at her local event, baking cakes, eyeing up prize-winning cattle and haggling over feed prices. In…