LammaXchange - a new way to buy and sell farm machinery

25 July 2014

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.

Livestock features

Cows feeding at rail

Ensuring good silage intakes: Getting cows to eat enough

Many dairy farmers will face a challenge in getting cows to eat enough grass silage this winter, but according to Promar principal consultant Emma Thompson there are several steps which can be taken to address the issue.

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Machinery news

MF Activa S combines

Massey Ferguson updates smaller end of combine portfolio

18 August 2014

Massey Ferguson has updated its small and mid-range Activa S and Beta combine ranges with new features including revised cabs, more power and improved access. James Rickard reports from Agco’s combine factory in Italy.

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Livestock sales

Quarrymount William Wallace

Beltex Premier sale peaks at 10,000gns

19 August 2014

?RAM lambs led the trade at the Beltex Premier Sale at Carlisle selling to 10,000gns.

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wind turbine

Eskdalemuir exclusion zone reduced by 90 per cent

FARMERS and landowners in Dumfries and Galloway will now be able to apply for permission to install agricultural-scale turbines, after the MoD withdrew objections around the Eskdalemuir Seismic Array facility.

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Arable features

AF April 2014 - Grimme Tectron 415

Preparing your potato harvester - 10 top tips to minimise crop damage

WITH the main potato harvest fast approaching, and the prospect of a good supply of high-quality potatoes, damage tolerances are expected to be tight. It is therefore important the crop reaches customers in the best possible condition. Stuart Smith of Grimme gives us his 10 top tips for keeping damage to a minimum during harvest.

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On farm

Sanshaw Estate

A 1,350-cow dairy unit business planned around scale and grass

Despite a challenging start, an investment worth £3.5 million to establish a 1,350-cow dairy unit in 2012 is now paying dividends for Sansaw Estate, Shropshire.

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Rural crime statistics 2014

rural crime

UK livestock thefts increase 129 per cent, FG reveals

14 August 2014

POLICE forces in the UK are buckling under the pressure posed by organised rural criminals, investigations by Farmers Guardian have revealed.

Despite a fall in tractor thefts, the cost of rural crime to UK has risen.

FG research lays bare Britain's ongoing fight against rural crime

14 August 2014

CRIMINAL gangs are constantly updating their techniques to stay one step ahead of farm security and the police, according to experts.

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Business feature

Highland Grain store

The future of the Scotch whisky trade

Joel Durkin speaks to the barley growers behind Scotch whisky’s super brand.

Shows and events

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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.