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In the sixth in this series looking at measuring success in beef, we look at how effective communication and providing staff with the correct training and health and safety support will help farmers achieve an efficient and profitable business.
A dedication to the Blonde d’Aquitaine breed combined with expert rearing, conditioning and presenting skills have led a Somerset farmer to trophies in the showring and sales of pedigree stock to mainland Europe.
Whether you want to sell direct to the public, add value by creating a product, or produce for a commodity market, it is helpful to understand where the main areas of growth are and how people eat and shop.
When soil health qualifies for a mention at the Conservative Party conference, as it did this year, featuring in Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s speech, you can be sure it is firmly on the political agenda.
Dry cow therapy can reduce the use of antibiotics in a herd. We caught up with Disease? Not On My Farm! ambassador Fraser Jones to find out what he learnt at a recent training day at his farm in Welshpool.
The benefits of benchmarking are often talked about, but how many farmers are actually doing it and has it helped them? Our exclusive Farmers Guardian survey, commissioned by HSBC, asked you to share your experiences.
Sexed semen has not only proved a vital component of Somerset-based Widcombe Farms’ herd expansion plans, but also helped ensure every beef calf produced is of high value and suited to the farm shop’s butchery.
The importance of healthy soils has never been more apparent than in this year, with recent prolonged dry weather following a long, wet winter focusing thoughts on the importance of soil structure and the potential to use alternative forage crops.
When you run a beef enterprise as a sideline to a 283-hectare (700-acre) arable business, there are a few essential requirements which must be fulfilled. Not only should the system be simple and quick to run, it also needs to make best use of home-grown feeds and be monitored to achieve optimal performance.
Arthur Davies switched to calf milk replacer to capitalise on the good price for his winter milk. Our second ForFarmers case study shows the knock-on benefits to health and performance are worth far more.
Well managed grassland has the potential to help beef producers achieve better returns, but it is an often overlooked resource. In the second part of this series, we look at ways to maximise grassland utilisation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.