Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Harvest looks like an early one, with soaring temperatures really changing things, not necessarily in a good way. We are desiccating oilseed rape at least a week earlier than normal and it looks like harvest will start before I return from my holiday. Best laid plans and all that.
James Gledhill, 25, is an artifi cial insemination technician for Genus as well as working on the family’s Glebe Farm at Hessay, near York. They own 60 hectares (150 acres), rent a further 48ha (120 acres) and run 125 suckler cows.
Sam Ainsworth, 24, is a self-employed general farm worker at mixed 141 ha (350 acre) Salwick Hall Farm with 125 black and while Holstein Friesan cows. He also does frequent tractor driving for two local contractors.