British Farming Awards

Celebrate with the 2014 British Farming Awards – win a bottle of champagne

CORRECTLY predict the winner of the 2014 British Farming Awards’ inaugural Farming Hero Award and be in with a chance of winning one of five bottles of Moet.

Machinery news

John Deere drill

Metal solution to tackle grass-weeds

17 October 2014

A flexible regime combining direct sown spring crops and low cost mulch seeding in autumn is helping to control grass-weeds and boost margins on a Cambridgeshire farm. Jane Carley reports.

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Livestock sales

Tuesday’s autumn Hereford Cattle Society show and sale at Hereford saw Leicestershire breeders dominate. PICTURES: John Eveson

Leicestershire breeders dominate Hereford sale

17 October 2014

KINGLEE 1 Kevin, bred by Peter Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, topped Tuesday’s autumn Hereford Cattle Society show and sale at Hereford. 

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Arable news

Farmers are taking bigger financial risks to build large-scale projects.

Solar farms can be multifunctional

19 October 2014

SOLAR farms can be multifunctional and can produce agricultural benefits as well as producing energy.

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Renewables

Solar PV still an attractive option for farmers

AS RENEWABLE energy tariffs fluctuate, many landowners may query the viability of undertaking a renewable project on their unit.

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In your field

Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman: Deluge drowns heavy fields and it is a job getting tradesmen to finish theirs

?The weather: I wish I did not have to mention it again but, my God, we had our fair share of rain early this month. We had a day’s rain on Saturday October 4, then 36 hours of constant and, at times, torrential rain on Monday and Tuesday last week.

On farm

Heifers

Farm focus: Understanding the potential of the Blonde breed

The best genetics in all breeds have merit, believes Roy Kinnish - owner of Kinaston Blondes, which has recently won the breed’s 2014 national pedigree herd competition - whose reliance on a stockman’s instinct to pick the next generation of breeding stock continues to serve him and customers well.

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Win £50 M&S voucher - November caption competition

ENTER this month’s caption competition and you could win £50 in high street vouchers.

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UKIP analysis

UKIP

The rise of UKIP - what does it mean for farmers?

UKIP’s astonishing success in last week’s by-elections has potentially far-reaching implications for farmers. Alistair Driver analyses a changing political landscape.

FUW Conference

Succession

Measures aimed at making it easier for new entrants

16 October 2014

THIS year’s Farmers Union of Wales autumn conference focused on succession and new entrant opportunities in farming. Barry Alston reports.

Event previews

Agri-Expo 2014

Agri-Expo 2014: Preparing for bumper livestock showcase

PREPARATONS are once again underway for Borderway Agri-Expo which brings together the best of pedigree and commercial showing classes, along the opportunity to find out about key developments in the livestock industry.

    Shows and events

    More of That

    COUNTRYSIDE LIVE 2014: BEEF CHAMPIONSHIPS

    19 October 2014

    More of That, has just given Phil and Sharon Sellers from Lincoln their fifth Countryside Live supreme championship. Earlier in the day the 604kg 15-month-old heifer by Fieldson Alfy, took the Limousin-sired and heifer title before going on the take the top spot. 

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    Browse all our pictures from this year's county shows, events and livestock sales. See one you like? Prints are available from 12"x8" or larger.

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    Daily weather forecasts

    Weather

    New video online daily

    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.