Saturday, August 24, 2019

No hiding importance of farm safety

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Fen Tiger

Farm safety inspectors are often seen as jobsworths – but they have a human side too, says Fen Tiger.

How to get to grips with EFA planning this year

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Property

Greening rules remain largely unchanged for the 2019 scheme year – but double-funding restrictions may catch out some growers when planning their Ecological Focus Area (EFA).

Clean air technology aids livestock and farm staff

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

New technology to improve the housed environment for livestock while overcoming potential health hazards for farm workers was a key feature at a recent on-farm demonstration.

Sheep producers urged to protect lambs this spring

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

Sheep producers are being urged to protect flocks from preventable diseases after pregnancy scanners reported many ewes carrying fewer lambs than last year.

Cutting-edge diagnostics improve disease detection

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

New types of rapid testing  mastitis and bovine tuberculosis were among then topics discussed by experts at a recent meeting in Cambridge.

Animal health is key to future of sustainable livestock production

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

Healthy livestock are the cornerstone of sustainability for the UK livestock industry, says a white paper launched by MSD Animal Health.

Keeping their options open

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Profiles

Judith Tooth talks to a Norfolk sheep farming couple making new decisions in uncertain times.

Fury as Defra abandons changes to carcase splitting rules

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Livestock

A government decision to abandon changes to carcase splitting rules for lambs born from 2018 onwards is likely to cost the sheep sector £24m, say farm leaders.

Ancient and modern

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Profiles

Judith Tooth visits a farm on the Suffolk coast where centuries-old landscapes sit alongside intensive production.

John Deere unveils security feature to thwart thieves

April 1, 2019 by  
Filed under Machinery

John Deere is now offering a new PIN code locking system to help deter the theft of valuable GreenStar displays and StarFire receivers.

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