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.
Family owned businesses have obvious benefits, but they can also lead to difficult, emotional situations. In part one of Farmers Guardian’s conflict resolution feature, we look at how family farms can solve issues as well as prevent them occurring.
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.