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CRIME

Farm quad bike thefts prompt security warning

Police are warning farmers to stay vigilant following a recent spate of quad bike thefts across the country. North Wales Police rural crime team said four quad bikes have been…

COMPLIANCE

Landowner fined for breaching ag waste exemption

A Devon landowner has been fined after illegally importing 23,500t of soil on to his land in breach of waste regulations. Stephen Dibble of Bycott Farm, Halberton, was fined £265…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Free business advice for livestock farmers

Livestock farmers are being offered free one-to-one business planning advice and group workshops through support from the Prince's Farm Resilience Programme. Applications have just opened for the schem – now…

WHATS IN YOUR LIVESTOCK SHED

What’s in Your Livestock Shed? visits a Gold Cup winner

What makes a Gold Cup winner? We look at some of the buildings and technology behind Washfold Farm’s success. Metcalfe Farms in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, is owned and run by…

NEWS

Farmer left shaken after tractor ends up in ditch

A Somerset farmer had to be rescued over the weekend after his tractor overturned in a ditch. Firefighters were called to the incident, which happened near Hestercombe House, near Taunton, on…

CROP MANAGEMENT

How grower targets fish food market and weeds with bean crop

Martin Lines has benefited from growing beans – not only because there is an increasing demand for home-grown protein crops, but also as it has helped him nearly stamp out…

BEEF

How a Salers herd aims to become carbon neutral by 2035

Mixed farmer Conor Colgan is using increasingly sophisticated methods and research to increase the efficiency of his farm in an attempt to become carbon neutral. Relatively basic improvements in herd…

TAX

Early trouble reported with online VAT system

Farmers who have had to file their VAT returns using the new Making Tax Digital system have been reporting teething troubles, according to an accountancy firm. From 1 April 2019,…

4X4S

Skoda unveils one-of-a-kind Mountiaq pickup

A one-off Skoda pickup called the Mountiaq has been designed and built by 35 Czech students at the car brand’s vocational school. The group of students used a Skoda Kodiaq…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

7 photos of cows being the coolest farm animals

Cows are arguably the coolest animals on the farm. From the way they casually chew their cud, to that doughy-eyed look of love they give you in the parlour every…

NEWS

Opinion: What dairying can learn from top German car makers

The Mercedes Benz S-class is not a car that I or, I would imagine, the majority of Farmers Weekly readers are ever likely to own. The totemic German uber-saloon is…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: A month of country shows and farm walks

What a difference a month makes. At the end of May, I was getting quite concerned by the lack of rain and the effect on crops. Now, a month later,…

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