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LIVESTOCK MARKETING

What farmers need to know about livestock sales this year

Covid-19 has shaken up the way livestock sales can take place, with social-distancing rules making it difficult to operate as normal in livestock markets. Although the sale of breeding stock…

MAIZE DRILLS

Horsch Maestro drill gets new precision metering system

Horsch has added a new Airspeed overpressure metering system to its latest Maestro precision drill models. This gives buyers a choice of singulation setups across the range, with the company…

NEWS

Opinion: Public access should be embraced - and paid for

The farm I grew up on had a deserted village, where the good land runs out into rough grazing and moorland – well, if you call a few ruined walls…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Hair and grass both NOT growing well

“Hair and grass both still growing well” was the headline of a recent livestock Farmer Focus piece. Well, if I’m honest, both are a bit patchy here. The grass regularly…

LIVESTOCK DISEASES

More funding available in Wales to assist BVD eradication

Additional funding is now available for vets and farmers in Wales to help eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from all cattle herds in the country. Funding for youngstock screening has…

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES

Farmers offered flexibility on mid-tier CSS deadline

Farmers in England struggling to complete a Countryside Stewardship mid-tier application on time because of the effect of the coronavirus pandemic can request an extension until midnight 31 August. The…

TAKING STOCK

Wales and Border Ram Sale launched online

An online map of sheep breeders has been launched to replace the usual auction ring bidding at one of the country’s leading ram sales due to Covid-19. The National Sheep…

NEWS

Forage Aid founder demands action on fly-tipping epidemic

Lincolnshire farmer Andrew Ward is demanding tougher action from the government to punish fly-tippers after industrial-scale waste was dumped at his farm. Forage Aid founder Mr Ward was left sickened…

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