A RETAILER asked a supplier to produce a 4oz ‘gourmet’ burger for a unit price of under 30p, according to an interim report on Britain’s food system in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.
Feeding and bedding cattle in a safe and efficient manner is a priority for beef farmers and the McHale C460 bale shredder fits the bill for one Derbyshire enterprise. Jane Carley reports.
The average milk price:feed cost ratio is currently the best it has been for four years. Combined with a good forage base on most farms this winter, it represents a great opportunity to push yields and significantly improve profitability, according to KW nutritionist Dave Collett.
Howard Blackwell identified a niche, a resulting point of difference and a new audience. Jack Watkins visits Essex to discover more about the turnaround at Herrons Farm.
THERE was an impressive show of stock forward at Wigton’s Christmas show and sale, where the cattle judge Maurice Wharton of Wholesale Meats, Wigton, awarded the championship to a British Blue heifer from George Harrison, Westnewton.
Water and resource management were on the agenda at the recent Institute of Agricultural Management’s conference. Cedric Porter reports.
Best of British
Cookery editor Leah Stevenson explains the art and magic of serving canapes as a festive treat for family and friends this Christmas.
The winter show circuit ended at the East of England Smithfield Festival, Peterborough, where the beef champion sold for £8,000 and the champion pair of lambs for a record breaking £5,100 each, both to Bowood Yorkshire Lamb for Harrods of London.
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SAINSBURY’S is launching a young farmer scheme at the start of next year which will see the company engage with the younger end of the industry.
JOIN Farmers Guardian's Agricultural Student of the Year as he spends 11 months in New Zealand. James will be blogging about his adventures and sharing his experiences and breathtaking photos with us all.