THOUSANDS of store and suckler beef producers will be forced to go down the farm assurance route or face losing customers after Red Tractor Assurance announced a move to ‘lifetime assurance’ for beef.
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There was tailored agronomy advice for the season ahead at an HGCA/SRUC agronomy meeting in Aberdeenshire. Jo Learmonth reports.
THERE was a strong trade for British Blues at the breed society’s show and sale at Carlisle, peaking at 10,500gns for bulls and 5,800gns for females.
?With the 2014 Eblex Stocktake report suggesting no single category of the beef suckler herd could return a profit, beef producers need to think about the future viability of their herds..
Shropshire game farmer Sam Barker was concerned by the rising cost of his successful pheasant-rearing business and turned to an innovative solution to make his business sustainable, competitive and energy-efficient. Olivia Midgley went to meet him.
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When it comes to arable equipment, LAMMA has always had an impressive line-up. From the smallest manufacturer to large global companies, just about every type of plough, drill, cultivator and sprayer can be found.
As the Lamma show continues to evolve, so too does the diversity of exhibitors. And grassland and livestock equipment is no exception, with continuing growth of exhibitors year on year.
This year’s British Cattle Breeders Club conference was themed ‘meeting market demands through co-operation. Louise Hartley and Katie Jones report from the annual event held in Telford, Shropshire.
A new scheme funded by Tesco is helping young people develop and forge careers in farming. Farmers Guardian meets two of the youngsters who have been involved in the latest intake on the programme.
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