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.
Higher conception rates with sexed semen compared to conventional has given one West Sussex ice cream producer the confidence to use it across cows and heifers and thus breed the very best replacements possible.
Subclinical ketosis is rumbling beneath the surface on many dairy farms and is one of the main reasons for suboptimal performance in early lactation, according to Hefin Richards of Rumenation Nutrition Consultancy.
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.
In Mid Wales, Myfanwy Evans is cooking up something a bit different on-farm. She runs a beef and sheep business in Snowdonia in partnership with her husband John, but has branched out to start a cookery school in a converted barn.
Livestock farming has never been more challenging. Farmers are expected to produce more food to support a rapidly expanding world population, but from fewer resources and with the least possible environmental impact.