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FARMLIFE

Sexism row erupts over men-only Devon fatstock show dinner

A Devon fatstock show's ban on women attending an awards dinner has been branded an embarrassment to the agriculture industry by outraged farmers. The row has erupted over the Dartmouth…

YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Teamwork makes my Hereford sale dream work

Last week our third annual Designer Genes Hereford Sale took place in Shrewsbury, and it is safe to say we broke a few more breed records. Once home and rested,…

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Land Rover's butch Explore smartphone on test

Land Rover fans who want a smartphone to match their rugged workhorse are in for a treat with the Explore – a tough handset built to take the punishment of…

RECIPES

Recipes: Edible Christmas gifts for keen cooks and kids

Homemade gifts can conjure up uncomfortable visions of wonky knitwear from a well-meaning great auntie, but giving family and friends some culinary treats from your kitchen this Christmas is a fun…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: 'Dog-friendly' walks don't mean 'no lead'

Spare a thought, if you will, for the poor Kiwi lady who thought she’d take her friend’s aged pointer out to Hinton Ampner for a nice long walk. She’d read…

FARMLIFE

Piers Morgan roasts veganism and attacks its biggest flaw

TV presenter Piers Morgan rode to the defence of farmers and the way they produce food yesterday by roasting veganism as a flawed and "increasingly irritating" concept. In a bizarre…

Young farmers

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CROP MANAGEMENT

Youngest-ever Duchy tenant switches to precision farming

Ally Hunter Blair is a young man in a hurry. The youngest-ever tenant of a Duchy of Cornwall farm is trying out new crops, embracing precision farming and working on…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Young agronomist tackles BYDV and fungicide costs

Using companion crops to tackle the phosphate problem in chalky soils and growing barley yellow dwarf virus-tolerant barley varieties in disease hotspots are some of novel solutions being trialled by…

YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Teamwork makes my Hereford sale dream work

Last week our third annual Designer Genes Hereford Sale took place in Shrewsbury, and it is safe to say we broke a few more breed records. Once home and rested,…

YOUNG FARMERS

Opinion: Fear of city slickers’ anti-farming protest allayed

In the heart of London thousands of adoring fans were pleading for more. People fainted while others demanded selfies on every street corner. What were they so excited about? UK…

Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Farmers are soft target for the green gang

When the company that manage the pipeline that goes under the farm rang, I had a pretty good idea of what they wanted. The pipe’s getting on a bit, and…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: 'Dog-friendly' walks don't mean 'no lead'

Spare a thought, if you will, for the poor Kiwi lady who thought she’d take her friend’s aged pointer out to Hinton Ampner for a nice long walk. She’d read…

Josh Dowbiggin

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YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Teamwork makes my Hereford sale dream work

Last week our third annual Designer Genes Hereford Sale took place in Shrewsbury, and it is safe to say we broke a few more breed records. Once home and rested,…

YOUNG FARMERS

Josh Dowbiggin: Why it’s OK to not have a career plan sorted

Last week I attended Ag Careers Live in Birmingham, where I was privileged enough to work on the mentor’s corner and meet numerous young people keen to pursue careers in…

Health and wellbeing

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

How you can help lonely people in rural areas this Christmas

Loneliness can affect people of all ages, anywhere at any time. Christmas, however, can be a season when some, such as elderly people living on their own in rural areas,…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: 7 farmer exercises using items found on the farm

Mechanisation has revolutionised the way we farm, easing the physicality of the work while increasing time dedicated to office duties. So are today's farmers as fit and strong as their forefathers…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

How mindfulness can reduce stress and help focus on the farm

Incorporating meditation into daily life could help farmers achieve their goals, become better leaders and cope better with worries outside of their control. A recent Focussed Farmers study looked to…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Women's Facebook group combats rural isolation

Tackling loneliness and isolation in the countryside is an enormous challenge, but one woman’s Facebook group has had a huge impact and made her a heroine to thousands of women…

Photo competition 2018

Videos and photo stories

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TECHNOLOGY

Video: Land Rover's butch Explore smartphone on test

Land Rover fans who want a smartphone to match their rugged workhorse are in for a treat with the Explore – a tough handset built to take the punishment of…

FARMLIFE

Video: Fat stock showing, goose heartbreak and winter rounds

It's a new month which means the penultimate episode of the British Farming series has been released. Buckinghamshire livestock farmer Sarah Denne shows no sign of slowing down as she…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: 7 farmer exercises using items found on the farm

Mechanisation has revolutionised the way we farm, easing the physicality of the work while increasing time dedicated to office duties. So are today's farmers as fit and strong as their forefathers…

Xmas on the farm

Christmas on the farm is like no other. Share your snaps and videos of the festive season on your farm with us for a chance to win a Farmers Weekly goodie bag.
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