Farmers Weekly Podcast Ep 203: £30,000 raised for injured farmer

In this episode, well-wishers raise more than £30,000 for a farmer who sustained life-changing injuries in an workplace accident.

It comes amid pleas for growers and livestock producers to take extra care as they try to catch up on fieldwork delayed by the wet spring.

If you would like to help out after hearing Tim Parton’s story, you can do so by making a donation to the Tim Parton Rehabilitation Fund.

Bosses at the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme face calls for a vote of no confidence in their management. What happens next?

We’ve the latest market prices – and we visit Scotland to look at livestock marts, where we get the low-down on trade.

We look at the future for beef production – and discover the opportunities to be had from using software to measure performance.

And we learn about trailer safety, with a little help help from a simple but effective gadget: the Agrikel towing eye gauge.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly Podcast is co-hosted by Johann Tasker and Sandy Kirkpatrick, with additional reporting by Philip Case, Abi Kay, Charlie Reeve and Michael Priestley.

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