British Farming Awards

British Farming Awards 2014 - the winners

Fantastic night at the 2014 British Farming Awards

24 October 2014

It was a fantastic night at the 2014 British Farming Awards last night with almost 500 farmers and industry representatives gathered to celebrate the best in British farming innovation. Huge congratulations to all our winners.

Machinery news

Valtra user story

Flexibility key to contractor's tractor buying decisions

24 October 2014

For Essex contractors Gardners, having four- and six-cylinder tractors in the fleet gives a reassuring level of flexibility and back-up, plus the added bonus of common parts from the same make. Jane Carley reports.

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Arable news

Miscanthus offers growers high yields, price stability and low input costs, says Terravesta.

Long-term contracts a bonus with miscanthus

24 October 2014

Growers in the East Midlands were invited to hear more about some of the ins and outs of growing energy crop miscanthus at one of a series of open days.

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Livestock features

Homeopathy

Animal health: Discover potential health benefits of using homeopathy

The homeopathic treatment of livestock diseases is relatively uncommon, but the practice has been around for 200 years and devotees are convinced it works.

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Livestock sales

Maerdy Ignition

Charolais lead trade at 22,000gns

22 October 2014

THE top price of the week came on Wednesday, the final day of the bull sales, when the Charolais bull, Maerdy Ignition, sold for 22,000gns.

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Renewables

Miscanthus offers growers high yields, price stability and low input costs, says Terravesta.

Long-term contracts a bonus with miscanthus

Growers in the East Midlands were invited to hear more about some of the ins and outs of growing energy crop miscanthus at one of a series of open days.

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In your field

Rodney Down: Trailers have apparently 'grown' and some urgent work needed on branding milk

Autumn is well and truly here, with our soils now very sticky and wet on top. The only way to finish planting our last few acres will be to plough over some drier soil.

On farm

Valtra user story

Flexibility key to contractor's tractor buying decisions

For Essex contractors Gardners, having four- and six-cylinder tractors in the fleet gives a reassuring level of flexibility and back-up, plus the added bonus of common parts from the same make. Jane Carley reports.

My farming week

Charles Tassell

My Farming Week: Charles Tassell, Kent

23 October 2014

Crops:We finished picking the Gala eating apples last week, the only variety we now grow. It has been a good crop, so we are hoping the blip caused by the Russian import ban is short-lived.

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Conference

According to DairyCo, even with most of the UK’s milk sold domestically, it is global imbalance which is forcing prices down.

Ireland 'on track' to up milk production by 50 per cent

24 October 2014

Farmers Guardian reports from the Dairy Ireland Annual Conference in Cork where post quota expansion was the hot topic.

Event previews

Agri-Expo 2014

Agri-Expo 2014: Preparing for bumper livestock showcase

Preparations are once again underway for Borderway Agri-Expo, which brings together the best of pedigree and commercial showing classes, along the opportunity to find out about key developments in the livestock industry.

    Shows and events

    Lancashire HYB

    All Breeds All Britain: New venue proves a success

    22 October 2014

    Hundreds of young dairy enthusiasts from across Britain descended on the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, for the most prestigious event in a young breeder’s calendar, the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show. Louise Hartley reports from the new venue.

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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.