A SPELL of fine weather over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend enabled farmers and contractors to get ahead with field work.
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.
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.
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.
ABERDEEN-ANGUS bulls sold to 4,400gns and averaged £2,793, an increase of £308 on the year, at this week’s native breeds show and sale at Dungannon Farmer’s Mart.
A Scottish industry worth some £221 million a year depends on the work of a ‘parcel of roguers’ and it needs more.
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.
YFC AGM 2014
YOUNG farmers are hoping to break into the UK’s top 40 charts with their new charity single, released just days before this year’s annual convention weekend.
Spring has sprung
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Daily weather forecasts
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