Saturday, November 28, 2020

Time to retire?

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Fen Tiger

Thinner farming profits prompt Fen Tiger to contemplate his retirement.

Coronavirus thwarts Midlands Machinery Show

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Machinery

Organisers of the Midlands Machinery Show are continuing to support the sector through their Agricultural Engineering Apprentice Awards – despite cancelling this year’s event.

How to prevent tyre issues during harvest

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Machinery

Michelin is urging farmers to pay close attention to tyre health and condition as this year’s challenging harvest continues across the region.

Theft of tractor GPS kits add unwanted challenge to harvest

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Machinery

Rural thieves are making a challenging harvest even more difficult by stealing hi-tech computer systems from tractors and combine harvesters.

Farmland values increase 3% against backdrop of low supply

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Property

Farmland values rose by an average of 3% in England during the first six months of 2020 due to historically low supply and pent-up demand.

Farm fatalities fall as safety record starts to show sign of improvement

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under News & Business

Fewer fatal accidents are happening on farms – but agriculture continues to have the poorest safety record of any occupation in the UK & Ireland.

£54m crime bill as gangs target farm machinery and livestock

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under News & Business

The cost of rural crime is at its highest level for eight years, with organised gangs targeting high value tractors, quad bikes and large numbers of livestock.

How best dairy producers focus on performance

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Livestock

Britain’s best dairy producers are pulling ahead of the herd – and making much more money than average performers, suggest the latest figures.

Cover crops – the solution to healthy soils?

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Crops

Cover crops can improve soil health, but there’s a catch. Judith Tooth talked to soil ecologist Marco Fioratti Junod to find out more.

Harvest time

August 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Crops

Judith Tooth visits five farms working to bring in the harvest. Yields are variable, to say the least, as challenging season draws to a conclusion.

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