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Farmers reckon they’re best at sex – and get it most often

British farmers are having sex more often than people in any other profession, and seven in 10 of them rate their performance in bed as “incredible”. That's according to a…

FARMLIFE

Farmers Weekly photo competition 2019 – enter to win £250

Farmers Weekly annual photography competition is now open for entries – and there's a £250 cash prize for the top shot of the year. With eight farming and rural life…

FARMLIFE

Suffolk family named as Sark island's new dairy farmers

A Suffolk dairy farmer and his family are set to become the new – and only – dairy farmers on a small island in the English Channel, following worldwide search…

YOUNG FARMERS

Farmer Sy Jennings on why he went on 'The Circle' TV show

Hailing from a Somerset cattle farm, Sy Jennings has spent his entire life living in the countryside, among the same group of friends. So when someone suggested applying for Channel…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Farm pups, little farmers and wedding bales

We’re incredibly lucky to be sent loads of photos by our enthusiastic readers, who are always keen to share snapshots of their farming lives with us. From the scenic and…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: The auctioneer, his wife and Crap Sale tales

This September’s West Meon Hut Rural Auction – or, to give it its correct name, Crap Sale – was an occasion of considerable sadness for me. It should have been…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Farmer Sy Jennings on why he went on 'The Circle' TV show

Hailing from a Somerset cattle farm, Sy Jennings has spent his entire life living in the countryside, among the same group of friends. So when someone suggested applying for Channel…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: A way to control beef price and make Greta smile

Maize harvest has kicked off for us. It’s a relief to be getting crop in the clamp and, on the whole, it has been a good year for maize... until…

YOUNG FARMERS

Yorkshire young farmer in bid for Miss Great Britain crown

A young farmer from East Yorkshire is in the running to be named Miss Great Britain 2020. Sammy Lambert, a 29-year-old arable farmer from Bridlington, has reached the final stage…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tragedy sparks YFC's monumental fundraising efforts

Throughout National Young Farmers’ Week (30 September-4 October), we're featuring inspirational Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) members who have seen huge benefits from being part of the movement. Today, we're focusing…

Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Police should focus on troublesome 0.1%

In an ideal world, not a single punter would have turned up to Hampshire Police’s Rural Crime Event, held at Sparsholt College a couple of Sundays ago. It’s true that…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: The auctioneer, his wife and Crap Sale tales

This September’s West Meon Hut Rural Auction – or, to give it its correct name, Crap Sale – was an occasion of considerable sadness for me. It should have been…

Young farmer writers

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YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: A way to control beef price and make Greta smile

Maize harvest has kicked off for us. It’s a relief to be getting crop in the clamp and, on the whole, it has been a good year for maize... until…

YOUNG FARMERS

Jacob Anthony: Is this the end of the British suckler herd?

When it comes to deciding the most iconic British dish, we really are spoiled for choice. How about a full English fry-up? Or fish and chips? To me, both of…

Health and wellbeing

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Farm runner project connects farming and public

An Essex farmer is spearheading a community project that takes the noble effort of a Sunday morning run and turns it into a valuable public outreach opportunity. Ben Eagle leapt…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Farmer who beat debt and depression on mission to help

A New Zealand farmer who battled an eight-year drought and mental health issues to become a top beef and sheep producer is to share his story on a UK tour. …

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Showing cattle helps farmer put tough times behind her

For years, farming mum Victoria Dimond has struggled with rural isolation and family problems –  and she has now taken to Instagram to help spread the word about mental health…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Britain's Fittest Farmer 2019: winners crowned

A sheep and beef farmer from the Orkney Islands and a West Country beef producer have been crowned Britain's Fittest Farmers 2019. Sean Cursiter from Orkney and Fiona Penfold from…

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FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Farm pups, little farmers and wedding bales

We’re incredibly lucky to be sent loads of photos by our enthusiastic readers, who are always keen to share snapshots of their farming lives with us. From the scenic and…

FARMLIFE

Video: Shearers make history setting world record on UK turf

A pair of young shearers have made history by smashing the eight-hour sheep-shearing world record – the first time it has been broken by two Brits in the UK. Speedy…

FARMLIFE

Video: Stuart Connor sets new British lamb shearing record

Oxfordshire farmer Stuart Connor has set a new British record for the most lambs sheared in nine hours, dedicating his almighty achievement to his three-year-old daughter, who died last year.…

FARMLIFE

Video: Bucks farmer Sarah Denne on why shearing is not cruel

Our favourite farming YouTube series has released a new video explaining why shearing sheep is necessary and should not be considered cruel. In her usual brilliant way, Buckinghamshire farmer Sarah…