THE European Commission has confirmed that Scotland will be able to utilise some of the UK’s unused CAP coupling allocation to bolster CAP payments in the Rough Grazing Region from next year.
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Lameness is still a big issue on many sheep units, but by adopting an industy-wide five-point plan inroads into foot-related problems can be achieved, as Wendy Short finds out.
Want to buy or sell farm machinery and equipment? LammaXchange, the easy-to-use and effective website from the team behind LAMMA Show, allows you to sell, search for and buy any sort of farm kit quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
Case IH has expanded and upgraded its Farmall C range to include six new four-cylinder models from 58hp to 107hp.
Best of British
The Hayshed Experience aims to create opportunites for, and improve attitudes towards, disabled people to change their lives for the better. Marie Claire Kidd visits the farm which prides itself on putting people first.
THERE was an exceptionally good turnout of buyers from all parts of the country at Malton’s early show and sale of breeding sheep and store lambs. Prices were up £20 per head on the year, with a particular demand for Suffolk cross gimmer shearlings.
YIELDS in HGCA oilseed rape East/West region Recommended List trials are averaging a respectable 5.65 tonnes/hectare (2.3t/acre) to date this harvest, which compares favourably to the four-year average figure of 5.39t/ha (2.2t/acre).
As the UK harvest gets under way, wheat prices are facing further pressure, says Benjamin Bodart.?
In your field
A review of the youngstock rearing policy on a County Durham dairy farm pinpointed a number of areas where improvements could be made. Wendy Short reports.
My farming week
OSR queries answered
Crop protection product withdrawals mean oilseed rape faces potentially its toughest ever season. Martin Rickatson joined a round-table discussion organised by seed and agchem firm Bayer CropScience to seek answers to the questions this raises.
Shows and events
THE hot weather continued at Border Union Show, Kelso, with stewards allowing exhibitors to take their sheep off the show field straight after the inter-breed championship to escape the blazing sun.
FG Food Guru
For July’s FG Food Guru, machinery editor, James Rickard has taken advantage of the sunshine by setting up an impressive barbeque on a nearby farm to bring us sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish.
The CAP reforms have farmers across the UK examining the impact on their businesses, but what about the rest of Europe? Rachel Lovell meets some Austrian hill farmers which are responding to the changing politics with innovation and optimism.
In the second part of our YFC rally round up, Danusia Osiowy reports on some of the achievements of clubs across the country.
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.
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