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After introducing line-bred US genetics 15 years ago, Stranraer based Ervie Herefords continues to build a steely reputation for selling naturally reared and presented Hereford breeding bulls to commercial customers UK-wide.
For Craig Bentley the desire to modernise his family’s dairy farm was driven by a focus on the next generation and improved staff retention. A move to robotic milking has seen yields increase by substantially. Wendy Short r
John and Henny Goffin have successfully developed a deer breeding and finishing enterprise since taking on Mauldslie Farm in 2013, where latterly the focus has been implementing a ground improvement and reseeding strategy to
As part of a wider plan for a large estate to survive without support payments, arable land has been converted to a grazing platform for 300 cows and is set to produce a 7 per cent base return on investment for the landowner.
Extending its forage wagon line-up, Strautmann, distributed in the UK by Opico, has added a new 02 Series version of its popular Giga Vitesse forage wagon. To find out more, Farmers Guardian put the new machine to work.
In 2019, Claas announced a host of improvements to the Jaguar 970 self-propelled forage harvester, with new cab controls and a new six-cylinder engine, usurping the previous model’s V8. Simon Henley spoke to the firm involved in testing the preproduction model and who is now running two of the new six-pot Jags.
Pigs have been part of the business mix at Slighhouses since the 1950s where recently a drive to improve enterprise performance has seen a new pig breed introduced and fresh approach to marketing taken.
When it comes to Massey Ferguson’s 8S tractor, there has been plenty of hype, plenty of talk and more than enough opinion. To find out more about it, James Rickard gets behind the wheel of two examples. Pictures by Geoff A
By switching to native breeds of beef cattle and grazing them throughout the summer, James Hawkins and his family can focus on the busy periods of their extensive range of other enterprises. Hannah Noble reports.
Heat stress could be costing UK dairy farmers a 20% depletion in milk yield and significant fertility losses – but it is not just about short-term affects: generational productivity is at risk. Natalie Noble reports.
An illustrious figure in the showing world as well as wider farming circles, Jimmy Sinclair has enjoyed years on the circuit exhibiting and judging while building up a steely reputation for producing and selling quality prime