Rural News

A report this week has moved agriculture away from being the ‘fall guy’ of antimicrobial resistance.

Nuffield scholars bring home lessons to benefit UK farming

28 November 2014

THE annual Nuffield Farming Conference saw the latest crop of scholars present their research findings following a period of international travel on a variety of chosen topics. Olivia Midgley reports from Ashford, Kent.

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Best of British

Martin and Rhian Rees

Two Welsh farmers gear up for Christmas with festive products

12 December 2014

Christmas comes just once a year but for two enterprising South Wales farming couples the festive season is extra special. Barry Alston reports from the Vale of Glamorgan.

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On the farm

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Irish farmers share best practice with British pig producers

19 December 2014

With profit margins notoriously tight for many pig farmers, investing in buildings hasn’t always been at the top of the priority list and, as a result, some units have witnessed unfavourable performance as inefficiencies in building design impacts production.

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Nell proves to be an Easter Bush beauty

18 December 2014

GOOD outbye work gave Steven MacLay’s Nell the edge at the Easter Bush nursery.

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In Your Field

Steve Heard

Steve Heard: On the wind down to the end of the year, and bank forecasts look worrying

19 December 2014

I am almost embarrassed to admit to my livestock farming friends, we are already on a wind down to the end of the year, overtime has finished and weekends are available to take the family shopping. Perhaps I should buy some cattle?

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FG Cookery Editor

Leah Byrom

Favourite soups and a sticky toffee pud

6 November 2014

FG’s cookery editor, Leah Byrom, on her favourite – and foolproof – winter warmers.

Christmas Camembert

18 December 2014

A delicious festive starter to an evening meal or popped in the middle of the table to accompany an antipasti style lunch

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