THE Welsh Government is considering options to ease the impact of what could potentially be an enormous redistribution of income under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Last week’s Precision Farming event gave an opportunity to catch up with the latest technology for tractors, implements and harvesters. Geoff Ashcroft reports.
The benefits of oilseed rape green area index (GAI) assessment and subsequent canopy management were discussed at a briefing in Leicestershire, hosted by BASF. Martin Rickatson reports.
As the lambing season gets underway, Wendy Short canvasses two experts for advice on feeding ewes in late pregnancy.
IT was a Shannas bull at the Limousin Cattle Society’s fixture which claimed the inter-breed championship in Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ multi-breed show and sale at Thainstone last week.
Best of British
A farmer who has been working on a Hampshire farm since the age of eight has been awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England 60-year long service award.
Many maize growers achieved yields up to 25 per cent higher in 2014 than in recent years but not all matched this with high feeding quality. So how do growers set about achieving the best of both worlds in 2015? Farmers Guardian reports.
TENANTED arable holdings short distances from large anaerobic digesters (AD plants) are seeing significant rental premiums.
In your field
Calving has taken precedence lately, with 29 of the 64 cows having produced a calf. We are definitely going to miss our target of 60 per cent calved in three weeks this year, but I cannot complain, as we have not had to look near a cow so far.
After much deliberation over a huge number of entries, the seven finalists in the Farmers Guardian Show Business 2015 competition are revealed here. It is time to cast your vote – who do you want to win?
My farming week
Dairy: We milk 50 cows on an organic system and the cows are either British Friesian or cross-bred. We use a three-way cross from Friesian, to Shorthorn to Brown Swiss, and then back to black and white to start again. We find the hybrid cows do well on a low input system.
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These parcels freeze really well and then just require defrosting and reheating in a hot oven
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