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iOSR: Flowering N top-up drive yields

iOSR: Flowering N top-up drive yieldsSPONSORED ARTICLE

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This year’s relatively early and forward oilseed rape crops could be best placed to take advantage of late flowering nitrogen applications, says Syngenta’s James Southgate. Load More

Elsoms Seeds: Getting the best out of hybrid rye

Elsoms Seeds: Getting the best out of hybrid ryeSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Hybrid rye is an increasingly popular option among farmers supplying feedstocks to biogas plants, offering many agronomic and rotational benefits, says Elsoms. Load More

Maize Matters: Fertiliser advice to support growth

Maize Matters: Fertiliser advice to support growthSPONSORED ARTICLE

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This month’s Maize Matters looks at the role of fertiliser and advice on application rates, as well as tips on seedbed preparation. Load More

Year of the Family Farm - Tax planning

Year of the Family Farm - Tax planningSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Getting the farm’s tax affairs in order may not be the most exciting aspect of running a business, but it is, unquestionably, one of the most important. Load More

New initiative launched to help farmers produce better silage

New initiative launched to help farmers produce better silageSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Silage analysis development boosts herd performance

Silage analysis development boosts herd performanceSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In this third article from the Feed2Milk series, we look at a practical example of how one Cheshire dairy farm is using the new SilageManager+ service. Load More

iOSR farmers go for green growth

iOSR farmers go for green growthSPONSORED ARTICLE

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This season’s oilseed rape cropping appears to have seen a significant shift in location across the UK, but with little change in the overall area being grown, according to latest AHDB monitoring. Load More

Maize Matters: Managing the fertiliser challenge

Maize Matters: Managing the fertiliser challengeSPONSORED ARTICLE

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The second article in this year’s Maize Matters series covers fertiliser planning and issues to consider, when choosing varieties. Load More

Precision farming focus for OSR: Precision placement

Precision farming focus for OSR: Precision placementSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Chris Eglington’s farm in Norfolk was under the spotlight at the Syngenta oilseed rape growers group’s latest meeting. Load More

Precision farming focus for OSR: Light exposure

Precision farming focus for OSR: Light exposureSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Year of the Family Farm - Diversification

Year of the Family Farm - DiversificationSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Nearly two-thirds of Britain’s farms have diversified, but families should think very carefully before following the crowd. Load More

New nutrition concept delivers better cow performance

New nutrition concept delivers better cow performanceSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Feed2Milk is a new nutrition concept from ForFarmers. ForFarmers ruminant product manager Nick Berni explains. Load More

Maize Matters: Weed control key to success

Maize Matters: Weed control key to successSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In the first of our 2017 Maize Matters series, we look at varietal choice and the importance of keeping on top of weed control, as well as the potential benefits of growing the crop under film. Load More

Precision farming focus for OSR: Sulphur status

Precision farming focus for OSR: Sulphur statusSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Oilseed rape growers should be applying sulphur at a rate of 50-75kg/hectare (SO3), with little or no cost benefit or yield advantage from using higher rates. Load More

Maximize profit from grass: Grassland Toolkit 2017

Maximize profit from grass: Grassland Toolkit 2017

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Your latest guide to better Grassland management from Dairy Farmer, sponsored by CF Fertilisers, Krone, Nufarm, Sinclair M’gill and Volac Load More

Part-time farming, full-time responsibility

Part-time farming, full-time responsibilitySPONSORED ARTICLE

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In NFU Mutual’s continuing series on small farms, we find out how a change of circumstances led to difficult decisions for one Devon livestock farmer. Load More

Not On My Farm: Say no to disease - Part 3

Not On My Farm: Say no to disease - Part 3SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Part 3 of the Not On My Farm initiative from MSD Animal Health. Load More

Not On My Farm: Say no to disease - Part 2

Not On My Farm: Say no to disease - Part 2SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Part 2 of the Not On My Farm initiative from MSD Animal Health. Load More

Farming acts as a tonic to busy schedule

Farming acts as a tonic to busy scheduleSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In NFU Mutual’s continuing series on small farms, we spoke to a publican who manages to make time to farm around his other commitments. Load More

What can be learnt from last year's silage quality?

What can be learnt from last year's silage quality?

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Silage quality was unexciting last year – so what lessons can farmers learn to avoid a repeat in the coming season? Load More

Quality proves key for artisan cheesemaker

Quality proves key for artisan cheesemakerSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Step-by-step silage-making

Step-by-step silage-making

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There is no silver bullet to making good quality silage – it is about attention to detail at every step of the process, as James Duggleby, marketing and product manager at Krone, reveals. Load More

Is your fertiliser choice costing you money?

Is your fertiliser choice costing you money?SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Farmers could be losing thousands of pounds by choosing the wrong type of fertiliser, according to new research on urea, sulphur and ammonium nitrate (AN). Load More

Select grass mixtures carefully

Select grass mixtures carefullySPONSORED ARTICLE

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Choosing grass mixtures is all about balance, says Limagrain’s John Spence in the latest edition of Grassland Toolkit - the industry’s essential guide improving returns from grassland management. Load More

Improving profit from grass

Improving profit from grassSPONSORED ARTICLE

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As dairy prices remain low, many dairy producers are looking for ways to improve profit from from grass. Load More

Alkalised pellets offer greater feed efficiency

Alkalised pellets offer greater feed efficiencySPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Understand silage quality to unlock milk from forage

Understand silage quality to unlock milk from forageSPONSORED ARTICLE

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SilageManager is a new forage analysis service being offered by ForFarmers as part of its Feed2Milk initiative. Load More

Year of the Family Farm

Year of the Family FarmSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Family farms make up about 80 per cent of Britain’s agricultural landscape but a lack of planning for the future is putting many at risk. Load More

Year of the Family Farm - Pledging support for family farms

Year of the Family Farm - Pledging support for family farmsSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Family farms make up about 80 per cent of Britain’s agricultural landscape, but a lack of planning for the future is putting many at risk. Load More

Year of the Family Farm survey

Year of the Family Farm survey

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#iOSR: Oilseed rape insight for the farming industry

#iOSR: Oilseed rape insight for the farming industrySPONSORED ARTICLE

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iOSR Insight combines expertise from across the industry, with in-field science from Syngenta innovation centres and the practical experiences of a group of successful growers. Load More

Benefits of rumen specific live yeast

Benefits of rumen specific live yeastSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Incorporating live yeast in the diet of beef cattle can offer benefits across a range of ages, says ForFarmers. Ann Hardy reports. Load More

Dairy Technology - December 2016

Dairy Technology - December 2016SPONSORED ARTICLE

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An essential guide to Dairy Technology. Load More

Not On My Farm: Say no to disease - Part 1

Not On My Farm: Say no to disease - Part 1SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Not On My Farm is a new initiative from MSD Animal Health. Load More

Precision Spraying - November/December 2016

Precision Spraying - November/December 2016SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Your essential guide to precision spraying. Load More

Acreage is but a number

Acreage is but a numberSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

VOLAC: Committed to education

VOLAC: Committed to educationSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Maize Matters: Prospects for this year’s crop

Maize Matters: Prospects for this year’s cropSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Transition Cow Toolkit - September 2016

Transition Cow Toolkit - September 2016SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Your essential guide to transition cow management Load More

Reducing aerobic spoilage

Reducing aerobic spoilageSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Younger and more efficient

Younger and more efficientSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Mid-Wales farmers, Geraint and Adrian Williams, from Llanidloes in Powys, discuss how they have developed two income streams from their suckler herd. Load More

Fast establishment the focus for next season’s oilseed rape crops

Fast establishment the focus for next season’s oilseed rape cropsSPONSORED ARTICLE

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iOSR growers have unanimously highlighted the need for fast establishment next season to assure strong, consistent crops for the winter. Load More

Black-grass Toolkit - July 2016

Black-grass Toolkit - July 2016SPONSORED ARTICLE

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A complete guide to tackling black-grass. Load More

Maximizing the value of any home-grown cereals post-harvest

Maximizing the value of any home-grown cereals post-harvestSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Now is the time to decide how to maximise the value of any home-grown cereals post-harvest. Alkagrain offers the ideal solution, according to FiveF. Load More

Youngstock Toolkit - July 2016

Youngstock Toolkit - July 2016SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Your essential guide to producing healthy, well-grown heifers Load More

National BVD Survey: What you think about eradication

National BVD Survey: What you think about eradicationSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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 Load More

Maize Matters: Shorter drilling window for maize

Maize Matters: Shorter drilling window for maizeSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In the second in the 2016 Maize Matters series, KWS looks at how the season is progressing. Load More

A new era for Mayo mattresses

A new era for Mayo mattressesSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Burke Trophy double at Royal Three Counties Show

Burke Trophy double at Royal Three Counties ShowSPONSORED ARTICLE

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This year’s Royal Three Counties Show is set to host the prestigious beef and dairy Burke trophies for the first time ever. Marie-Claire Kidd catches up with last year’s beef winner. Load More

Elsom seeds: Collaborative approach breeds new varieties

Elsom seeds: Collaborative approach breeds new varietiesSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

iOSR grower group assesses latest thinking

iOSR grower group assesses latest thinkingSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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. Load More

Targeted feed benefits

Targeted feed benefitsSPONSORED ARTICLE

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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 Load More

Prioritise silage quality over quantity

Prioritise silage quality over quantitySPONSORED ARTICLE

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The second in a two-part series from Volac suggests farmers should prioritise quality over quantity at the cutting stage to get the best from their silage. Load More

Local performance vital to OSR variety selection

Local performance vital to OSR variety selectionSPONSORED ARTICLE

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When it comes to selecting oilseed rape varieties there is something of a North/South divide, so attention should be paid to regional and local performance when making decisions. Load More

Energy crops offer valuable benefits to rotation and margins

Energy crops offer valuable benefits to rotation and marginsSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Significant expansion of the UK biogas sector is creating exciting opportunities for farmers supplying energy crops and with more plants in the pipeline demand looks set to grow further. Load More

Royal Three Counties Show free ticket giveaway competition

Royal Three Counties Show free ticket giveaway competitionSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Farmers Guardian has joined forces with the Royal Three Counties Show to offer six pairs of free tickets for this year’s show. Load More

How extra time is valuable when it comes to silage-making

How extra time is valuable when it comes to silage-makingSPONSORED ARTICLE

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The first of a two-part series from Volac explains why putting a little extra time and effort into silage-making could really make a positive difference to your bottom line. Load More

Dow Grassland: Attention to detail in bale silage system makes the difference

Dow Grassland: Attention to detail in bale silage system makes the differenceSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Always eager to see best practice, Dr Dave Davies of Silage Solutions visited Dam Dale Farm, a grass-based dairy farm in the Peak District above Buxton, where the Fletcher brothers are using all baled silage. Load More

Maize Matters 2016: Importance of seedbed preparation for maize

Maize Matters 2016: Importance of seedbed preparation for maizeSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In the first in our Maize Matters series for the 2016 season, experts are advising growers to be patient, before commencing seedbed preparation. It may also be worth cutting seed rates, in situations where an early harvest is required. Load More

Maximising green leaf area boosts oil yields

Maximising green leaf area boosts oil yieldsSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In the third article in this series focusing on getting the best out of your oilseed rape crop, we track the progress of OSR crops throughout the UK. Load More

Pointers for profit with FiveF

Pointers for profit with FiveFSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In the final part of our series from FiveF, we look at how homemade Alkalage is being successfully used on a North West dairy farm. Load More

Grassland Toolkit 2017 Digital edition

Grassland Toolkit 2017 Digital edition

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Is your youngstock building meeting your calves' requirements?

Is your youngstock building meeting your calves' requirements?

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Young calves are frequently housed in accommodation that’s somewhere convenient for feeding or unsuitable for larger cattle... Load More

Biofilms - A hidden cause of calf scours

Biofilms - A hidden cause of calf scours

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Washing of feeding equipment is a subject which is often overlooked. However, incorrect cleaning practices could be cultivating the perfect environment for disease-causing bacteria to survive in... Load More

Pink bales in aid of breast cancer charity hailed a huge success

Pink bales in aid of breast cancer charity hailed a huge success

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A charitable campaign that has seen farms around the country displaying bright pink silage bales in aid of breast cancer research has been hailed a huge success. Load More

Could maize silage be slipping through your fingers? (results of the survey)

Could maize silage be slipping through your fingers? (results of the survey)

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With harvest just around the corner, a new survey suggests that while forage maize is an important silage, not all farmers are doing everything possible to preserve its feed value. Load More

Meet the 2016 #iOSR growers

Meet the 2016 #iOSR growersSPONSORED ARTICLE

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#iOSR is a new initiative from Syngenta and is exclusively published by Arable Farming. Here you get to meet the growers involved with the project. Load More


Meet the #iOSR growers: Philip BradshawSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Grassland Toolkit - February 2016

Grassland Toolkit - February 2016SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Your essential guide to grassland management Load More

Improving rumen efficiency with FiveF

Improving rumen efficiency with FiveFSPONSORED ARTICLE

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The second in a special three-part series focusing on ration alkalising options. Load More

Youngstock Toolkit July 2016

Youngstock Toolkit July 2016

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Ration alkalising options from FiveF

Ration alkalising options from FiveFSPONSORED ARTICLE

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The first in a new three-part series focusing on ration alkalising options. Load More

Hybrid breeding speeds up development of OSR crop’s potential

Hybrid breeding speeds up development of OSR crop’s potentialSPONSORED ARTICLE

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In the second of the iOSR series, members of Syngenta’s UK oilseed rape growers’ group visited Germany to learn how the company is developing the crop’s potential. Load More

Grassland Toolkit February 2016

Grassland Toolkit February 2016

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Youngstock Toolkit July 2015

Youngstock Toolkit July 2015

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Oilseed rape growing: helping make the unpredictable predictable

Oilseed rape growing: helping make the unpredictable predictableSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Secrets to enhancing oilseed rape yield and quality and strategies for coping with this year’s big crop were the focus of the first 2016 meeting of the Syngenta grower’s discussion group. Load More

2016 BVD Survey: Help to improve BVD management

2016 BVD Survey: Help to improve BVD managementSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Dairy Farmer is working closely with Boehringer Ingelheim to conduct a survey which will help to improve the future management of BVD. Please take part in order to be in with a chance of winning a Musto Snug jacket worth £130. Load More

Dairy Technology - December 2015

Dairy Technology - December 2015SPONSORED ARTICLE

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An essential guide to Dairy Technology. Load More

Precision Farming Toolkit - November/December 2015

Precision Farming Toolkit - November/December 2015SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Your essential guide to precision farming. Load More

Youngstock Toolkit - July 2015

Youngstock Toolkit - July 2015SPONSORED ARTICLE

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Your essential guide to producing healthy, well-grown heifers Load More

Royal Three Counties returns ‘bigger and better’ than ever

Royal Three Counties returns ‘bigger and better’ than everSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Royal Three Counties Show, in association with Santander, will return this June with a greatly enhanced line up, say organisers. Load More

The New Renewables

The New RenewablesSPONSORED ARTICLE

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The drive to develop renewable energy sources is dramatically affecting the UK countryside with wind and solar farms being the most obvious signs. Load More

Black-grass Toolkit - June 2015

Black-grass Toolkit - June 2015SPONSORED ARTICLE

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A complete guide to tackling black-grass. Load More

Dow Grassland: Effective weed control strategies are crucial

Dow Grassland: Effective weed control strategies are crucialSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Prompt and effective weed control should be high on the agenda for livestock farmers looking to safeguard the long-term performance of their grassland. Load More

Dow Grassland: Plan now for best control of grassland weed threat

Dow Grassland: Plan now for best control of grassland weed threatSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Getting the timing right for grassland herbicide application is vital, says Dow AgroSciences in the second of a series on weed control. Load More

Dow Grassland: Maximising grassland production to boost profitability, a three-part sponsored series

Dow Grassland: Maximising grassland production to boost profitability, a three-part sponsored seriesSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Dow Grassland: Weed control is crucial to making most from grass

Dow Grassland: Weed control is crucial to making most from grassSPONSORED ARTICLE

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Maximising grassland production to boost profitability is the focus of this new three-part sponsored series. Load More

Grassland Toolkit - February 2015

Grassland Toolkit - February 2015SPONSORED ARTICLE

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