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CEREAL DRILLS

Kverneland launches DG II trailed disc drill

Kverneland has revamped its range of DG trailed disc drills, adding an improved folding mechanism to make them better balanced and easier to manage on the road. The so-called DG…

TAX

Advice on IHT reliefs for farmers with diversifications

Diversified businesses need to regularly review their position to ensure that valuable reliefs from inheritance tax (IHT) are not lost by default, warn advisers. While qualifying farming assets may attract…

FEED AND NUTRITION

3 tips on feeding fats in dairy rations

Carefully thinking about the ratio of different fatty acids in the diet at specific stages of lactation could bring big benefits to dairy performance, according to the latest US research…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: OSR promised more than it delivered

Like most arable farmers, the harvest routine has kicked in – dinner and the family are brought out to the field so I can scoff between trailer loads and remind…

LAYERS

Rearer's advice on getting pullets off to a good start

Modern hybrid hens are genetically sophisticated and achieving their productive potential will only be possible if the development period from chick to hen is carefully managed. Attention to detail is…

HARVEST

Harvest 2019: Dry forecast offers hope in harvest washout

The past week has been largely a washout for many farmers combining between the showers, with many crops still standing and soggy straw lying in swaths still to bale.  There have…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Future wheat prices hit new low as pound rebounds

Wheat futures prices have fallen to their lowest levels in two years after the value of the pound nudged upwards and analysts increased their crop size predictions. The November 2019…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Food firms fined £13.2m for wheat market manipulation

Two global food manufacturers have been fined £13.2m (US$16m) for manipulating wheat prices in 2011. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) imposed the penalty on Thursday (14 August) along…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Irish beef producers in line for £93 a head in special aid

Irish beef producers will be able to apply on Monday (19 August) for a share of the €100m (£93m) exceptional aid package – sanctioned by the European Union to compensate…

LAND MARKETS

What puts land and property buyers off farmland?

The most important part of preparing land and property for sale is ensuring everything a potential buyer wants to know is legally documented and presented clearly, say agents. This includes…

LIVESTOCK

Grass covers and tight global supply support store lambs

Nervous early store lamb sales have been firm and, at times, ahead of last year’s drought-hit August trade, with auctioneers thanking timely rains and market confidence. Buyers and sellers have…

AWARDS

Farmers Weekly Awards: Poultry farmer finalists 2019

With the egg market under pressure, making a decent margin is a tall order for most producers this year. The two finalists in this year’s poultry category are taking very…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: Farewell to fretting over N rates

If we ignore the fact that I narrowly escaped setting half of Hampshire alight, growing winter barley was one of the most satisfying and relaxing arable jobs I’ve done for…

GRAIN TRAILERS

New Michelin VF CargoXBib tyre slashes soil damage

Michelin's VF high-floatation tyre has been redesigned to further reduce soil compaction from trailed implements. The updated VF CargoXBib range comes in four sizes, including the VF 650/55 R26.5, VF…

CROP MANAGEMENT

How two farmers hope to make better use of crop inputs

Growers thinking about making major changes to their cropping systems are being urged to "be brave" by two AHDB Strategic Farmers who are testing out new approaches.  Whether it’s reducing fungicide…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Farming optimism fades as output prices put under pressure

The Farmers Weekly Sentiment Tracker has been running for a year, taking a monthly snapshot of farmers’ attitudes to the economic and political world they operate in – and from…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Increase in born alive follows faster service

Several months ago, our vet, Jenny Smith, spent a day with us during service week. We split ourselves into groups and all had a few hours with her performing artificial…

NEWS

Opinion: Risk management just as important as grain yield

Harvest 2019 is producing some bulging yields. Even my fellow columnist, farming on the deserts of Essex, has openly confessed to optimistic numbers on the combine yield meter. Farmers up…

NEWS

Boost farm sector by investing in connectivity, says report

More investment in digital connectivity is needed so farmers can tap into lucrative markets for local food, says a think-tank report. The government must take action to transform the British…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Weak pound pushes up farm costs

The pound has lost 8% of its value in just three months, making imported inputs more expensive but offering better export prospects for some UK farm produce. With a no-deal…

OILSEED RAPE

TuYV survey reveals highest-yet infection level

A mild autumn and winter combined with a build-up in aphid numbers since the loss of neonicotinoid seed treatments has resulted in the highest level of Turnip Yellows infection ever…

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

Clear bale wrap to revolutionise farm recycling

A revolutionary clear bale wrap could cut recycling farm costs and feed waste by helping farmers monitor silage quality more closely. Manufactured by Austrian company Coveris, Crystal Clear is already…

YOUNGSTOCK MANAGEMENT

£1m project aims to reduce disease in dairy beef calves

A £1m project looking at the use of precision technology to detect early cases of disease in dairy beef calves and integrate data from different stages of their life is…

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.…

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT

Should you switch to autumn weed control for grassland?

Late summer weed control is real opportunity that’s being missed by many grassland farmers. A farm survey of 200 grassland farmers carried out by NuFarm in July and August found…

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