After many years of political wrangling, the three EU institutions involved in CAP’s implementation – the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers – have now arrived at an agreement. And it is one that is set to resonate heavily with those farming in our predominantly arable region.
Calf pneumonia could be costing UK agriculture as much as £80 million per year according to Merial Animal Health. This financial loss includes veterinary and medicine costs, mortality, weight loss, milk yield loss, extra labour and other costs.
A seminar programme covering a range of financial and technical topics for livestock producers will be a new feature of the East of England Smithfield Festival, thanks to support from HSBC Bank.
Sugar beet growers have reduced crop inputs while increasing yields – leading the way to a sustainable future, say industry leaders.
Mark Riches has joined GrowHow UK as the company’s field-based farm adviser for East Anglia – offering practical, technical advice on fertiliser and crop nutrition.
The future well-being of society is dependent on effective management of the land by farmers, believes CLA president Henry Robinson.
The Wayland Agricultural Society has donated a record £25,000 to charity after more than 15,000 visitors flocked to its 140th anniversary show in August.
Rising energy costs and looming regulator deadlines are seeing increasing number of farmers turning to wind turbines as an additional source.
Wet and muddy underfoot conditions are exacerbating sheep foot problems, with farmers urged to implement a five-point disease reduction plan and treat lame sheep before winter housing. “High rainfall in many areas and the relatively mild early autumn temperatures are combining to create the perfect environment for lameness problems to proliferate,” said independent flock lameness [...]
A sharp rise will see a 22% increase in the UK wheat area for harvest 2014, suggests an early-bird survey of drilled crops and planting intentions.