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FARMLIFE

Photos: Farmers share their fantastic festive farm photos

Christmas is upon us and we’ve been asking you to share photos of what your farm looks like this festive season. We've been impressed by your entries to our Christmas…

BOVINE TB

Farmer faked TB test result to claim compensation

A livestock farmer injected five cattle with a type of diesel in a bid to fake a positive bovine TB test and claim compensation. The farmer, who has not been…

BOVINE TB

More than 32,000 badgers killed in fight against bovine TB

A total of 32,601 badgers were culled in England this autumn as part of government plans to eradicate bovine TB. The government’s official report into the badger control operations, which…

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Child safety fears raised over family farm TV show

A Channel 5 docuseries about a family farming in northern England has been branded “irresponsible” and “disappointing” after a number of scenes appeared to show health and safety breaches. Our…

DIVERSIFICATION

So you want to…tap into the Christmas turkey market

Farmers looking for a diversification with low start-up costs and good margins should consider if there is an opening for another direct-selling turkey producer in their area as consumers are…

CROP MANAGEMENT

Youngest-ever Duchy tenant switches to precision farming

Ally Hunter Blair is a young man in a hurry. The youngest-ever tenant of a Duchy of Cornwall farm is trying out new crops, embracing precision farming and working on…

TELEHANDLERS

Telehandlers on test: Claas Scorpion 741

In an extension of our telehandler test in the 4t lift and 7m reach category, we have taken a look at the best-selling rigid-frame machines from Kramer, Claas, Cat and Bobcat.…

NEWS

Opinion: British wildlife – the thing dreams are made of

I was in a bookshop, waiting while my wife browsed for a book she can carefully read on the train, then wrap up and give to a friend for Christmas.…

CRIME

Vehicles and dogs seized in hare coursing crackdown

Police in Wiltshire have broken up a large hare coursing event on the Salisbury Plain after receiving a number of calls from farmers and landowners. Officers swooped on the illegal…

TAKING STOCK

Robex shearling gimmers to 6,000gns at Carlisle

Gimmer trade hit 6,000gns at Borderway, Carlisle, as six pedigree flocks marketed female consignments on Friday (14 December) at the Christmas Crackers sale. The Robex flock benefited from a Messrs…

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