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OPINION

Opinion: Defra must not make the same IT mistakes again

Apparently, the world is increasingly run by millennials – and one of the fundamental characteristics of a millennial is that they can barely remember a world without the internet or…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Eyre Trailers shows round-bale carrier

Eyre Trailers specialises in custom builds and its latest creation is an innovative low-cost round-bale carrier that requires just one ratchet strap to hold the load in place. The Lincolnshire…

BUSINESS

Housing multiple staff: What farmer landlords need to know

Farmers who own staff accommodation with multiple occupants are being reminded that new rules came into force last year which require them to register their property with the local council…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Action packed Study Tour in Oregon

I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to attend the International Herbage Seed Group conference in Corvallis, Oregon. I had heard so much about seed production in Oregon over…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

First UK beef to China for 20 years will ship by end of 2019

Cattle currently grazing UK fields could be on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year after a trade deal was concluded between the two countries. The UK-China Beef…

CRIME

Three arrested after police pursuit of stolen tractor

Police have arrested three people over the theft of a tractor over the weekend. The New Holland 7840 tractor and rotavator was stolen from a farm in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire,…

FLY-TIPPING

Vehicles seized in rural fly-tipping crackdown

Police have seized a number of suspect vehicles as part of a multi-agency clampdown against fly-tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire. Specialist police officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Roads…

COMPLIANCE

Top tips on staying legal when removing hedges

The rules around hedgerows can be complex with permissions on what you can do to them changing, depending on the season, their location and even their length. Removing a hedgerow…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Sales of key potato insecticide suspended

Sales of a key aphicide for use on potato crops have ceased, following reports of residues exceeding maximum limits in Dutch seed crops. Manufacturer Belchim has taken the precautionary measure…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Electric weeding system to make UK debut

An alternative weed control technique that uses high-voltage electricity applied through purpose-built stainless steel applicators to kill weeds right down to the roots is coming to the UK later this…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Oat guide aims to raise yields by 10%

The UK’s first oat growth guide was launched by PepsiCo at the Cereals event, with the aim of raising yields by 5-10% to meet the rising demand for milling oats. Containing…

DAIRY

Switch from beef to dairying eased by robotic milker

Robotic milking has helped two suckler beef producers make the step into dairy farming by easing the workload and breaking down the routine. Brothers James and Alec Cowan were running…

FARMLIFE

Foodie Farms: Rhug Estate's bison meat is a top attraction

Motorists rushing along the busy A5 through North Wales heading for Snowdonia may have a double-take as they see a herd of bison grazing in a roadside field. They will…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: New Stocks terminal controls two hoppers

Running two Fan Jet spreaders to throw small pellets over wide working widths had previously meant having two terminals cluttering up the cab, but Stocks now has a new screen…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Family pulls together after cattle accident

The past month has been a frenzied push to get the spring herds bred and taken to summer grass.  We synchronise cows for artificial insemination using CIDR (controlled internal drug…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Razorback launches mower and straw rake duo

Mzuri might be best known for its strip-till drills, but with a hedgecutter and rotary mower in its line-up, it’s as much into undergrowth management as arable establishment. To cut…

WEATHER

Crops feared lost in Lincolnshire floods

Farmland remains flooded with crops feared lost after two months of rain fell in just two days in Lincolnshire. Up to 220ha of wheat, oilseed rape and broccoli are understood…

TAX

Inheritance tax: Why correct Land Registry records are vital

Farmers will find it easier to protect inheritance tax reliefs if they first register all land with the Land Registry to establish who owns what within a partnership. A large…

NEWS

Opinion: Technology holds the key for brighter tomorrow

The extension of the Brexit negotiations to October means there is at least some respite from the ongoing debate about the future relationship the country might have with the EU.…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Ziegler unveils cultivator range

German maker Ziegler might be better known for its maize headers, four-wheel steer cutterbar trailers and oilseed rape side knives in the UK, but the firm is now building its…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Sky releases new Easy Drill coulter range

A new coulter assembly has been added to Sky's Easy Drill range, which the company reckons will help place seed more accurately and improve the flow of crop residue to…

OPINION

Opinion: Agri-tech must benefit all – not just the few

Modern technology promises to herald a golden age for farmers – enabling growers and livestock producers to work smarter, not just harder, as productivity is ramped up to feed a…

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…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Strip till allows slim lined tractor fleet

June is already here, and it’s dry even for us. Current cumulative rainfall stands at 162mm up to the end of May, down 126mm on our five-year average. We do…

BREEDING AND FERTILITY

New EBV introduced to speed up lamb finishing times

Sheep producers can influence the speed lambs reach slaughter weights thanks to a new Days to Slaughter Estimated Breeding Value (EBV). The EBV has been created as a result of…

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