LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Over the next 10 years, dairy farmers will face numerous challenges which will test the resilience of their businesses to the max. Although there are lots of unknowns, this supplement identifies some of the challenges and provides practical advice and solutions for dairy producers wanting to protect their businesses into the future.
For those for whom black-grass is an increasing problem, cultural controls – particularly delayed drilling, seedbed quality and seed rates – are the first priority, followed by the right combination of pre- and peri-emergence herbicides, says independent agronomist Jonathan Olver.
In the final article in this Maize Matters series, experts are optimistic about harvest prospects and reflect that fungicide applications will have produced a return on investment for many growers this year.
Pneumonia in growing beef calves remains a complex and financially damaging disease, but an understanding of the various causative factors can help improve control and reduce reliance on antibiotic treatment.
It takes an open-minded farmer to admit they could run their business better. In the relentless drive to improve efficiency, comparing how one farm business is performing against others can be a powerful tool in highlighting where costs can be cut.
Newspapers, magazines, radio and television are always on the look out for great news and human interest stories, and approaching them can be a great way to gain publicity for your business or organisation.
While predictions for the ideal farmer, agronomist, farm managers and other support roles for the Arable Farm of 2027 abound, it is not so easy
to see where these multi-talented and data-savvy recruits will come from.
Some of the genetic technologies currently being developed and trialled in research institutes could be available on-farm in less than 10 years, according Dr Alison Bentley, director of genetics and breeding at NIAB.
NutriOpt Dairy is a radical new rationing system for dairy herds, from Trouw Nutrition which says the revolutionary approach helps develop efficient diets to increase production, health and margins, whatever your feeding system.
With nine out of 10 dairy farmers rating better use of grass silage as extremely or very important in their goal to reduce bought-in feed costs, Volac has launched its new Cut to Clamp initiative to help. We explore its first three steps.
With oilseed rape growers reporting crops, for the most part, having established strongly and come through winter well, thoughts have turned to how to make the most of the potential for the coming season, according to Syngenta technical Light exposure manager James Southgate.
Grass quality is absolutely critical to the Calver family’s business. As artisan cheesemakers in Somerset, they produce unpasteurised cheeses including Cheddar, ricotta and Caerphilly; the taste of which is influenced by the cows’ diet.
The benefits of alkalised feeds on dairy cattle diets have been appreciated for many years now, but FiveF believes the recent launch of an alkalised pelleted feed gives scope for further performance improvements and better feed efficiency.
To celebrate the launch of Farm Essentials, a new insurance product for small farmers from NFU Mutual, we are showcasing small farmers at the top of their game. In the first in the series, we profile Will Steward’s Living Larder.
A leader in animal nutrition, feeding systems and feed fat supplements, Volac manufactures performance milk powders, bypass fats and silage additives. It is also committed to customer education, producing a number of websites aimed at providing customers with practical help and guidance.
In the final article in our Maize Matters series for 2016, experts are upbeat about prospects for this year’s crop, with predictions both yield and quality will hold up well compared with previous seasons.
With both quality and yields of grass silage down this year, it is more important than ever for farmers to get the very best out of their maize silage - and good clamp management can make a huge difference when it comes to reducing aerobic spoilage.
The National BVD Survey is supported by Dairy Farmer and commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim, makers of the innovative BVD vaccine, Bovela. Here, Matt Yarnall, technical manager at the company, runs through a few of the
The Mayo Mattress range has been a favourite with British farmers since its launch in the late 1980s. Now, the family-run company behind the mats is undergoing a change of name and has a new face at the top.
A joint venture between three European plant breeders is increasing the choice of competitive varieties available to UK farmers. Paul Spackman takes a look at the wheat programme and explores future breeding priorities.
The growers group met at Hamish Campbell’s farm, they were joined by Faye Ritchie, of ADAS, and Syngenta’s James Southgate to address autumn establishment challenges, and the latest thinking to assure healthy plants.
Introducing concentrate feed at an early age has transformed performance at Milston Farm, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, where progeny from the mixed-breed suckler herd now leaves the farm around four months earlier than in