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.
Spring is an ideal time for forward planning, from variety and fertiliser choice to sorting out labour shortages. Olivia Cooper visits our four contributors to find out what decisions they are making and how they are likely to impact on the bottom line.
Cogent’s new partnership with US-based STgenetics® provides UK farmers with access to an array of bulls produced from a cutting edge breeding programme, together with a selection of breeding tools designed to maximise farm efficiencies.
Uncertainty about the future is something every business in the UK is having to live with as the country approaches Brexit. For farming, as the industry looks towards a whole new support regime post-Common Agricultural Policy, the uncertainty is particularly pronounced.
Achieving high standards of youngstock performance is the focus of this new series from ForFarmers. This first case study shows how correct management is more important than state of the art infrastructure.
In the first in a series looking at how we can measure success in beef, we discuss why McDonald’s wants to help beef farmers address the ‘three Es’ of sustainability: economics; ethics; and environment.
A new sexed semen product, with double the amount of cells per straw of its predecessor, is a success for a Yorkshire family. They have been using 4M Sexed Semen to breed replacements from their best cows, taking full advantage of its improved conception rate.
If you are concerned about calf health you can now ask your vet for a detailed, score-based appraisal of your youngstock rearing system, thanks to the launch of a new checklist tool from MSD Animal Health.
ADAS recently estimated the cost of a scour outbreak in a 100-cow suckler herd (assuming 90 calves born) to be £5,794*. Consequently, it definitely pays to prevent any infectious calf scours gaining a foothold on any beef unit.
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.