Dairy Crest has announced a further reduction of of 1.3 ppl for farmers on standard Liquid and Davidstow contracts from the start of November.
Taking on the mantel of the firm’s flagship tractors, Kubota has launched a new three model series ranging from 130-170hp.
Rumen development should be part of a farm’s heifer rearing target, according to Debby Brown, Advanced Nutrition’s veterinary nutritionist.
A new Blue Texel record was set at Carlisle on Saturday when the two-shear ewe, Whatmore Vaneer, sold for 13,000gns.
SEVERAL new insecticide approvals for control of cabbage stem flea beetle and turnip yellows virus aphid vector myzus persicae in oilseed rape have been granted by Defra following the ban on use of neonicotinoid seed treatments.
With oilseed rape crops emerging, Farmers Guardian and Bayer CropScience convened the second in an OSR roundtable discussion series to assess autumn disease control priorities.
LANDOWNERS could feel the long term effects if the Government presses ahead with controversial plans which would allow drilling under properties without permission.
In your field
The spring beans proved an easy harvest, unfortunately. Yield was disappointing and only half of last year’s achievement. On a positive note, they are a nice sample that should easily suit a human consumption market.
Innovative breeding and marketing strategies are helping one north of Scotland family drive their business forward, as Jonathan Long finds out.
My farming week
Last week’s Scottish independence referendum galvanised voters like never before and pitched neighbour against neighbour. Alistair Driver and Olivia Midgley look at the implications of the ‘No’ vote for UK farming.
Do you consider yourself a good judge of stock? If so, enter the Farmers Guardian annual stockjudging competition, organised to promote the winter fairs we are supporting throughout the UK and you could win the top prize of £200, with two runners-up each receiving £50.
Shows and events
WITH the beef inter-breed judging taking place as part of Royal County of Berkshire Show’s grand parade on Saturday afternoon, a packed crowd witnessed an Aberdeen-Angus bull reign supreme.
Daily weather forecasts
DON'T miss our in-depth weather forecast presented by Simon Keeling at lunch time each day, aimed to give the most up-to-date farmers weather service available.