PANIC over Ukraine’s political crisis and its effect on wheat supplies prompted another week of volatility in the grain markets.
With sheep farmers flat out in the middle of lambing, Farmers Guardian’s first monthly handy hints guide focuses on making sure every lamb gets off to a flying start.
Controlled traffic practices are rising in popularity in combinable crops, but with a little planning, there is no reason why the principle cannot be applied to root crops.
ALL bar one of the 70 cattle on offer at the Hereford Cattle Society sale at Hereford on Wednesday sold, topping at 6,000gns for the champion, Lowesmoor 1 Jockey, a 21-month-old bull from M.J. Clark, Tetbury. By Lowesmoor 1 Gauloise, it sold to M.J. Burton, Leigh, Surrey.
Thoughts will soon be turning to maize planting, and the accompanying decisions about what to do about seed bed preparation, and how to achieve the best possible growth.
VOLUNTEER potatoes are likely to place an increased burden on sugar beet crops this season after the mild winter allowed the survival of higher numbers of chats.
In your field
Off work for a few days of lambing, I cannot help observing the difference a year makes. It is now nearly 12 months since the move from Lower Drostre to Yscoedreddfyn, when the mood was pretty low. This year we are lambing without any distractions and the weather this spring is incomparable to 2013, so things are much better.
As a new entrant, Justin Hammond’s farming opportunities were scarce. But with some luck and creativity, the South West farmer fulfilled his ambition to go it alone.
My farming week
Great British beef week
If you want to get behind Great British Beef Week (GBBW), here is a list of events taking place throughout the week which have not sold out.
DRASTIC action is needed to stem the flow of suckler producers exiting the industry, organisers of Great British Beef Week (GBBW) have said.
FG take the lead
FARMERS Guardian’s Take the Lead campaign gathered pace this week as thousands of warning signs were nailed onto fence posts around Britain.
Spring has sprung
FG Food Guru
Best of British
Barry Alston meets up with a Wales YFC member riding high when it comes to meeting lamb marketing specifications.
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.