Machinery news

MF 6600 series tractor test

Silaging duties reveal capabilities of new MF 6600 series Video

16 September 2014

With not one, but two tractors from the same range to test, with different specs, we got the opportunity to give Massey Ferguson’s new 6600 tractor series a thorough evaluation. James Rickard put them through their paces.

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Livestock sales

Scrogtonhead Ustoater

Records broken at Kelso as Texel shearling sells for £35,000

12 September 2014

RECORDS have been smashed at Kelso Ram Sales today when a Texel shearling, Scrogtonhead Ustoater from Peter and Lynn Gray, Galston, Ayrshire, sold for £35,000.

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Arable news

Pyrethroid resistance widespread across the UK

16 September 2014

Resistance to pyrethroids in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle is widespread according to the latest screening results from HGCA.

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Arable features


Lancashire beer brewed from Lancashire barley

A PROJECT to ensure ales brewed in Lancashire are made from the best Lancashire malt has benefited a group of five farmers in the North West.

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On farm

Robert and Sarah Helliwell

Farm focus: Overcoming the challenging climate of farming in the hills

Making the right choices on a tenanted hill farm has enabled Upper Booth Farm to expand and develop. Chloe Palmer learns how the Helliwell family have made the most of their challenging location.

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Dairy industry analysis

Left to right: Farmers Rob Newton, James Appleby, Michael Righton and Rob Harrison discussed the dairy market at Mr Harrison's farm in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Crisis or blip? What farmers think of the dairy market situation

TWO years on from the SOS dairy campaign, milk prices are falling once again. Alistair Driver has been speaking to dairy farmers to gauge the mood of the industry.


FG survey: Dairy farmers remain upbeat about the future

DAIRY farmers are feeling more confident about their future than they were two years ago, despite the recent wave of price cuts, according to a Farmers Guardian survey.

British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards

Farmers Guardian Farming Hero finalists announced

SEVEN inspirational farmers have been shortlisted for the first ever Farmers Guardian Farming Hero award as part of our 2014 British Farming Awards.

Shows and events

Dorset Show 2014: Win tops off memorable season for Balbithan Hersieys

8 September 2014

The South West’s biggest show drew in thousands of visitors for the two-day event. Tony McDougal reports from the livestock lines.

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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


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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.