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LIVESTOCK

Research reveals clue to breeding temperature-resilient stock

Pinpointing genes relating to variations in milk production could help breed animals resilient to warming conditions, new research has shown. Scientists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the Roslin Institute and…

POULTRY

What Lion Training Passport scheme means for poultry staff

Until recently, it has been possible for farms to diversify into free-range egg production as long as the required land area was available. This opportunity has seen a rapid growth…

FARMER FOCUS

Farmer Focus: Tearing up winter wheat due to blackgrass

We managed to drill 160ha of the Group 1 wheat variety Skyfall in mid-March in reasonable conditions. A thin cover crop of spring beans survived the winter and helped soak…

MACHINERY

Farmer and 8-year-old son build clever bird-scaring robot

A clever bird-scaring robot capable of roving oilseed rape fields autonomously to keep them pigeon-free has been developed by Cambridgeshire farmer Will Mumford. See also: Grower keeps OSR free from flea…

NEWS

Opinion: The pros and cons of virtual farming events

The Sentry Farming Conference should have celebrated its 29th birthday last month. For the past three decades, about 500 delegates from all over the UK have descended on East Anglia…

NEWS

Posters help Scotland farmers educate countryside visitors

Farmers and crofters in Scotland are using clear and colourful posters to encourage responsible behaviour from people using the countryside. The eye-catching signs are designed to inform the public about…

BUSINESS

ANM Group posts pre-tax profit despite Covid-19 challenge

Scottish farming co-operative ANM Group has posted an increased annual pre-tax profit of £136,000 despite the trading challenges of 2020. The Aberdeenshire-based group described trading conditions, under Covid-19 restrictions and…

NEWS

Farming pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Tributes are pouring in from across the farming world to Prince Philip, who died aged 99 on Friday (9 April). The Duke of Edinburgh was a keen supporter of British…

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