MARKET intelligence and providing farmers with the right tools to drive business efficiency will be at the core of the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) going forward, its chairman said.
Manufacturers at the Tillage Live event responded to unpredictable establishment conditions facing farmers with a range of equipment designed or adapted to be more flexible and capable of working in min-till regimes or on plough where inversion tillage has been brought back into the rotation. Jane Carley reports.
Cow Signals, a concept which encourages farmers to observe their cows and their environment to help identify problems and issues, has been steadily gathering momentum in the UK. Katie Jones attended a one-day theory and practical workshop to learn more.
Shows and events
The first ever UK Dairy Day is underway, and all the breeds have now been judged….
THERE were 26,484 lambs forward for the Farmers Guardian sponsored two day show and sale of mule gimmer lambs on behalf of NEMSA on Monday and Tuesday at Hawes.
SEED merchants are reporting a significant increase in winter and spring bean seed sales this year, and a particular interest from growers in disease-resistant wheat varieties.
THE outcome of the Scottish referendum has prompted the country’s renewables sector to call for an acceleration of the development of green technologies.
In your field
After the launch of the share farm booklet by the CLA at the Yorkshire Show, and with several meetings to attend to explain the concept, John has been busy preparing his presentation and making sure what he says makes sense (a rare situation, says John).
My farming week
NFU Scotland has called on the UK Government to give consideration to Scottish farmers’ needs as it negotiates in Brussels, following the ‘No’ vote in the independence referendum.
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Dairy industry analysis
AN IMBALANCE of global supply and demand is driving the recent wave of price cuts which have knocked more than 5p per litre off many farmers’ milk cheques. But does this tell the whole story?
IT IS not just Europe which has seen milk production surge.
British Farming Awards
Daily weather forecasts
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