Remote monitoring tools could be a solution to the problem of recruiting staff into dairy farming. Farmers Guardian takes a look at some New Zealand technolgy, which is now being aimed at the UK market.
Ewe feeding in mid-pregnancy is often seen as less important than feeding immediately pre-and post-lambing, however, feeding in months two and three of pregnancy can have a huge bearing on lamb numbers and vitality.
There are many possible ways of splitting up dairy cows for health, production or management purposes, but looking at logistics and dietary requirements of each group is paramount before making the change.
Effective uptake of nitrogen fertilisers to optimise yields, maximise spending and minimise losses is a key challenge for the arable sector. Alice Dyer explores how growers can make their nitrogen work harder.
Farmers from across the length and breadth of the UK have been reporting problems with red diesel. Many have been forced to regularly change blocked filters on tractors, combines, foragers and other machinery.
To many in farming, the phase natural capital is a vague one. It is generally used to refer to physical natural resources such as air, soils, water and living organisms, and the benefits they provide, such as fisheries, healthy soils and outdoor recreation.