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CRIME

Video: Farms turned into fortresses to battle rural crime

Farmers from Ambion Contractors Ltd, near Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire, in the shadows of the Bosworth battlefield, are engaged in their own battle – the constant fight against rural crime.…

LAND MARKETS

Land with forestry potential sees unprecedented prices

Hill farms and bare land with the potential for planting trees have achieved unprecedented prices due to competitive bidding from commercial forestry investors. This rise in demand was the biggest…

FOOT HEALTH

How to minimise claw horn lesions at calving time

Extra attention to cow comfort around the calving stage is vital to minimise sole ulcers and sole haemorrhage, according to a leading vet and clinical researcher. Dr Reuben Newsome of…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: ‘Slow farming’ - a tonic for the spirit

Nothing beats a bit of “slow farming”. We’ve done weeks of rushing round like mad things with high-speed drills and even faster 24m sprayers (yes, I know that’s small these…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Scare stories turning people off red meat, says QMS

Media stories about the role red meat production plays in global warming and its links to bowel cancer are having a negative impact on consumption. According to new independent research…

ROOT CROP EQUIPMENT

Scotts reponds to diquat ban with bigger haulm toppers

Scotts Precision Manufacturing has added a wider model to its haulm topper line-up in response to the burgeoning demand caused by the banning of diquat. The Trinity 30B will be…

BUSINESS

Divorce law changes set to simplify the process

No-fault divorce is to be introduced into law in England and Wales when the Parliamentary timetable allows, following a decades-long campaign for change. This significance of this should not be…

BREEDING AND FERTILITY

Advice on using dairy teaser bulls

As the breeding season in spring block calving systems approaches, dairy farmers will be weighing up the pros and cons of running vasectomised bulls with their herds to improve heat…

NEWS

Opinion: Politicians’ Brexit failure is a national humiliation

And so it goes on. Just when you thought the end of this cringeworthy farce was nigh, the mother of all parliaments has bestowed upon us another six months of…

OTHER POULTRY

Advice to help turkey producers win back sales

Every three years, Kelly Turkeys throws open the doors to its Essex headquarters and welcomes some of the 800-900 small farmers who rear its breeds for Christmas. This year, there…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Fat sheep is this year’s forage challenge

What a difference a year makes. This time last year I was struggling for fodder – all my kale and fodder beet had been wiped out by the Beast from…

TAKING STOCK

Spring lambs surge to cash in on Easter

Hogg finishers and early lambers sold into a rising market last week to capitalise on stronger lamb prices, which auctioneers say could hold through April. A three-fold increase in Great…

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