Tenant Farmers Association (TFA) chief executive George Dunn explains the issues CAP reform throws up for tenant farmers.
The vet column
As a busy time approaches for many dairy and beef spring calving herds, stress levels of the cow and farmer will be increasing. Louise Hartley speaks to vet Kathryn Hart for her top tips.
AS the SIMA 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.
GRAIN price volatility is here to stay and farmers need to factor it in to their business plans, according to a market analyst.
?AVERAGES were up on the year, reflecting tremendous quality from start to finish in last weekend’s Farmers Guardian-sponsored show and sale of show potential calves and stirks in Ruthin.
Through building a new dairy unit, Yorkshire-based father and son have expanded cow numbers, increased milk yield and achieved a better quality of life. Louise Hartley reports.
In your field
February began with a night of celebrations as my YFC club, Lowick, reached 60 years young. I am getting a bit long in the tooth to be an official ‘Young Farmer’ but I am still a Lowick member at heart.
After much deliberation over a huge number of entries, the seven finalists in the Farmers Guardian Show Business 2015 competition are revealed here. It is time to cast your vote – who do you want to win?
Best of British
A farmer who has been working on a Hampshire farm since the age of eight has been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England 60-year long service award.
My farming week
Hedge laying: It has been a funny week weather wise, with warm sunshine at the start and as I am writing this it is sleeting outside. But while it has been good weather, we have been getting on with some hedge laying.
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