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FARMLIFE

Video: Britain's Fittest Farmer 2022 - the qualifiers

Competitors from across the country converged on Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park for the qualifying rounds of Britain’s Fittest Farmer.  The Gloucestershire venue saw almost 60 entrants battle in out…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Dying to Feed You: Beca fractured skull in quad accident

Beca Glyn was herding sheep across the road on her quad bike when she had an accident. Sadly, she wasn't wearing a helmet and the impact resulted in a serious…

ARABLE

Video: AgXeed launches wheeled autonomous tractor at Cereals

Dutch robotic manufacturer AgXeed introduced a new four-wheeled 75hp autonomous tractor at the Cereals event. With a 2.9-litre diesel engine and electrically driven pto, the Agbot 2,055W4 is specifically suited…

CEREALS

Cereals 2022: Watch the solar-powered FarmDroid in action

A fully autonomous, solar-powered robot capable of precision drilling and weeding was on display at Cereals this year. Using ultra-accurate GPS to record exactly where each seed is placed, the…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Dying to Feed You: Mike Nixon fell 28ft through a shed roof

Mike Nixon fell through a shed roof to clean the guttering. He landed on a concrete scrape passage and sustained a serious spinal cord injury.  It began like a normal…

BOOTS AND HEELS

Boots and Heels Blog: Training Sheepdogs with Emma Gray

As many of us know, farming can often be an isolating and challenging job and more often than not, I’m learning the true value of having a dog as a…

POTATOES

Video: Cornish potato grower battles costs and tricky planting

Costs are up more than 20% for Cornish salad potato grower Phil Rogers, in a showery planting season which has required further costly cultivations to ensure perfect seed-bed conditions. Two…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Dying to Feed You: Rob was attacked by a cow after calving

Rob Lewis was left with a fractured spine after being attacked by a cow while feeding a calf. Here, he tells his story. It’s a day that will be etched…

BOOTS AND HEELS

B&H Blog: Kingsley Ward: musician, producer, engineer, farmer

When I left the Royal Agricultural University (RAC) in 2017, little did I know where I’d end up: co-hosting a podcast turned YouTube series, reaching farmers and non-farmers alike. I…

SHEEP

How farmer lambs 1,000 ewes inside without oral antibiotics

Diligence around lambing shed hygiene and ewe body condition scoring have allowed a Wiltshire flock to get through four lambings without a single dose of oral antibiotics. Martin Tobutt and…

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Food industry unites to attract talent of tomorrow

Banishing farming’s reputation as a closed shop and linking the mission of tackling climate change will be key to attracting the next generation into the industry, farm employers and academics…

FEED AND NUTRITION

Video: Beet and grass mix gives 57p/day winter for grazier

There are many benefits to outwintering cattle and sheep on a diet of forage grass and beet. We speak to sheep and beef farmer James Drummond in Alnwick and farmer…

FARMLIFE

Bowie, Queen, Coldplay - just some of the stars at farm studio

Monmouthshire farmer Kingsley Ward is something of a legend in the music world, as owner of Rockfield Studios, which has recorded some of the biggest stars of rock and pop. …

FARMLIFE

Boots and Heels Blog: Milking a cow by hand

Some people want to swim with dolphins, others swear they will skydive, and some prefer to keep it simple. Me? My childhood bucket list had a diverse array of dreams,…

BREEDING AND FERTILITY

Video: Maternal traits ensure fertile and low-cost sucklers

Sourcing functional bulls that suit a forage-only, minimal intervention organic system has led one Northumberland suckler unit to consider a three-week heifer bulling period. It has also allowed them to…

TECHNOLOGY

Krone, Lemken, JD and Horsch unveil autonomous tractors

Krone and Lemken have unexpectedly launched an autonomous tractor as part of their mightily-named “Combined Powers” project. The cabless, four-wheel-steer implement carrier, which the companies describe as a “process unit”,…

PIGS

Video: Plumpton College pig unit blends business and learning

Pig production has always been a key component of both the farming and the curriculum at Plumpton College in East Sussex. “It is a great enterprise for teaching due to…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Son's death leads family to back mental health charity

The parents of a 22-year-old farmer who took his own life are urging youngsters facing a similar situation to seek help and support. Leonard Eadon, from Napton, in Warwickshire, died…

NEWS

Video: Cambridgeshire farmers send lorries of aid to Ukraine

A Cambridgeshire farming family is helping to send lorry loads of food, warm clothing and medical supplies to Ukrainian refugees. Craig Taylor and his cousin Ross Taylor, who farm in…

BOOTS AND HEELS

Boots and Heels: S3 E1 with dairy farmer Sophie Gregory

Season 3 is here! We’re kicking off the UK tour in Somerset with the fantastic Sophie Gregory - organic dairy farmer and dairy industry woman of the year 2021. Find out…

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