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CRIME

Sheep from Welsh farm stolen, butchered and remains dumped

Four sheep have been stolen from a hill farm in south Wales and butchered, with their remains dumped near an adjoining main road. Lee Pritchard, who runs Cwm Carno Farm…

FARM POLICY

Farmers invited to help shape national food strategy

The government is inviting farmers and the public to have their say on a planned shake-up of the UK's food industry Defra says the call for evidence will give people…

GRANTS

Organic conversion payment window open for NI farmers

Northern Irish farmers interested in converting their farm to organic production have one month from today to apply for government funding to help offset the cost of the conversion. The…

BOVINE TB

Badger cull could extend to 10 new areas this autumn

The badger cull could be extended to 10 new areas this autumn, including Derbyshire, as part of government efforts to tackle bovine TB. Natural England has received 14 applications from…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Flexible arrangements vital for young farmers

We are fortunate on Anglesey that the island still has some viable and desirable council holdings, some of which are perfect starter holdings for young people. I have recently been…

SHEEP

How farmers are benefiting from contract rearing ewe lambs

Outsourcing the breeding and lambing of 500 ewe lambs is allowing a large-scale sheep enterprise to maximise stocking rates and grass availability on its own farm. Ewe lambs from Thistleyhaugh…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Second Welsh livestock market closure in one month announced

Farmers in Wales have lost the services of a second livestock market within a month after auctioneers JJ Morris announced that Cardigan market will close on 9 September. The news…

YOUNG FARMERS

The herd manager who swapped life in a rock band for farming

“I get up now at the time I used to go to bed,” laughs Nick Millard. The herd manager is reflecting on his time as a drummer, forming a band…

4X4S

High-hour horsepower: Mega-mile Land Rover Defender

More than two million Defenders and their Land Rover predecessors were built in the 68 years until production ended in 2016, but few will have been as hard-worked as the…

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…

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