THE Welsh Government’s sacked former Natural Resources Minister, Alun Davies, has defended the flawed Wales-based three-tier basic payments system, of which he was the architect.
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?A new, concentrated formulation of broad-leaved weed herbicide fluroxypyr was launched to farmers at Lamma 2015.
THERE was a strong trade for British Blues at the breed society’s show and sale at Carlisle, peaking at 10,500gns for bulls and 5,800gns for females.
During a time of uncertainity in the milk sector, husband and wife team Simon and Jackie McCreery are managing to retain control of their milk price by balancing all stages of production with their local market. With plans afoot to go into cheese-making, Erika Hay discovers why they cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
Shropshire game farmer Sam Barker was concerned by the rising cost of his successful pheasant-rearing business and turned to an innovative solution to make his business sustainable, competitive and energy-efficient. Olivia Midgley went to meet him.
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When it comes to arable equipment, LAMMA has always had an impressive line-up. From the smallest manufacturer to large global companies, just about every type of plough, drill, cultivator and sprayer can be found.
As the Lamma show continues to evolve, so too does the diversity of exhibitors. And grassland and livestock equipment is no exception, with continuing growth of exhibitors year on year.
WHILE the current volatility within the dairy sector is a challenge for dairy producers, the future for the industry is bright, said Dr Judith Bryans, Dairy UK chief executive.
A new scheme funded by Tesco is helping young people develop and forge careers in farming. Farmers Guardian meets two of the youngsters who have been involved in the latest intake on the programme.
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