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DRILLING

Video: High-pressure water tech aids direct drilling success

Replacing drill coulters with a high-pressure jet to open up the soil will not only improve germination, its inventors believe it can aid rooting by cracking compaction and aerating soils.…

POTATOES

Video: Top tips for successful potato flailing

Mechanically flailing potato haulms to remove the majority of the biomass not only slows down tuber bulking, it can also speed up the desiccation process by as much as 25%.…

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…

HUSBANDRY

Video: How to properly perform a dental examination on sheep

A basic dental examination can reveal important information about any dental problems sheep may have that could hold back performance. Poor teeth can reduce dry matter intake; lead to a…

HUSBANDRY

Video: Correctly injecting cattle – a five-step guide

A good injection technique prevents damage to valuable carcass cuts and reduces the risk of injury to livestock and the handler. If an injection is administered incorrectly or with a…

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…

ROAD LEGAL

Video: All you need to know to pass your B+E trailer test

So you’ve been driving since you could reach the pedals, passed your tractor test at 16, car test at 17 and can reverse 40ft trailers around the yard for fun.…

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. …

WEATHER

Video: Farmer shows footage of floods engulfing his farm

A Yorkshire farmer has told how he saw walls, trackways and tonnes of topsoil washed away by flash floods. Swaledale farmer Matt Barker had just finished sowing a field of…

FARMLIFE

Video: Farmers take historic steps at Brighton Pride

Farmers, agricultural workers and a rainbow-coloured tractor received a rock-star reception at the Brighton Pride Festival, as they sought to present farming as a diverse community and industry to be…

HARVEST

Video: Harvesting OSR on the hottest day of the year

The oilseed rape harvest at one Kent farm was drawing to a close on the second hottest day ever in Great Britain, with temperatures measuring 35 degrees Celsius at midday…

COMBINES

Video: Claas launches biggest-ever Lexion combine

Claas has just won the most recent hand of combine manufacturer Top Trumps after it launched its most powerful Lexion machines yet. The headline-grabbing flagship 8900 is the biggest in the…

FOOT HEALTH

Advice on how to vaccinate sheep against foot-rot

Vaccination to reduce foot-rot in sheep is just one part of a national five-point plan designed to lessen overall disease pressure from infectious lameness, by improving flock resilience to the…

CRIME

Video: Fly-tippers blamed as barley crop goes up in smoke

A Suffolk farmer has been inundated with messages of support after a field fire consumed 14ha of barley. Fly-tippers burning rubbish in a field gateway are believed to have caused…

RAKES

Video: Abimac front rake helps solve contractor’s labour short...

A North Yorkshire farmer is running an Italian-built front-mounted rake combined with a baler on the rear to make his rowing and baling operation a one-pass affair, curbing the reliance…

HARVEST

Video: Hampshire grower happy with barley yield and quality

Hampshire grower Sam Burge is pleased with initial yields of his Maris Otter winter malting barley crop destined for the craft ale market. Cutting of the 35ha specialist variety began…

TRACTORS

Video: JCB Fastrac smashes British tractor speed record

Daredevil stunt rider Guy Martin was at the helm of a highly modified JCB Fastrac as it broke the British tractor speed record, travelling at 103.6mph. See also: Video: Valtra…

PARTNERSHIPS

Video: Share farming partnership gives young farmer a break

Young farmer Aled Morgan faced a tough future in farming - with a family farm not big enough for both him and his brother to work on, there were few…

TECHNOLOGY

Video: Hands Free Hectare safely avoids pedestrians

The Hands Free Hectare project has demonstrated a range of new safety features at the Cereals event in Lincolnshire this week. The next stage of the project will see the…

DIVERSIFICATION

Video: So you want to… set up a livery yard?

Adding horses to a working farm could be a good fit, especially if someone in the business or family already has an equine interest. There is a lively market for…

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