Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Subclinical ketosis is rumbling beneath the surface on many dairy farms and is one of the main reasons for suboptimal performance in early lactation, according to Hefin Richards of Rumenation Nutrition Consultancy.
The provision of careers advice to children has been completely revamped, disregarding some of the best loved practices many of us are familiar with. Sarah Todd takes a closer look at what this means for attracting new blood into agriculture.
Misconceptions surrounding careers in agriculture continue to challenge and hamper the industry’s image. Instead of adopting a ‘one-size-fits-all’ way of communicating, a smaller more refined approach could be what we need to capture the attention of the next generation. Sarah Todd reports.
Livestock farming has never been more challenging. Farmers are expected to produce more food to support a rapidly expanding world population, but from fewer resources and with the least possible environmental impact.
Promoting agriculture to a non-farming audience is one of the industry’s biggest challenges, not least because of the number of stereotypes still perceived by many. In the first of two reports looking at the role of agriculture in primary schools, Sarah Todd takes a closer look at the issue.
Nigel Fieldhouse has taken his family’s beef production business and decided to feed, breed and manage the herd in a more efficient way. Alongside switching his breed of suckler cow, he has moved away from complicated rations, targeted two-year-calving and aimed for higher youngstock growth rates.
Controlling and treating roundworms plays an important role in reducing the internal parasite burden, reducing production losses
and improving profitability for cattle farmers, explains Sioned Timothy, ruminant technical manager at Boehringer Ingelheim.
You can spend a lot of time and money on a well balanced transition cow ration, but failure to provide the right environment which encourages dry matter intakes could render your efforts ineffective and put cows at risk of ketosis.
Today, Farmers Guardian, along with leading industry organisations, is proud to launch year two of our #ThisisAgriculture campaign. Over the next 12 months we will be working together to fly the flag for British agriculture and the vast career opportunities it brings, taking these messages beyond our industry and supporting the existing work already being undertaken.
Observing maize crops in early summer illustrates how decision-making earlier in the season has affected crop establishment. Site selection, drilling date and variety choice have all influenced how well the crop is now growing and in turn, will affect future yields.
The importance of good transition nutrition to cow health is well understood by dairy producers. But a new Dairy Farmer survey, sponsored by ForFarmers, reveals they may be missing out on some wider ranging benefits which affect the performance and growth of every calf born and reared on-farm.
Red meat has been under the spotlight in recent years for its high environmental footprint. This comes from the amount of land, water and other resources given to rearing or growing food to feed cattle.
Variety choice and good establishment are fundamental to a successful maize crop. In this new series, supported by Limagrain and Syngenta, we hear top tips on how to get the crop off to the best start.
Youngsters believe the rise of YouTube and conversation from the farmgate should be used to publicise career opportunities in the industry, while Leaf Education thinks incorporation in school subjects is the answer.
In the third article of our #ThisIsAgriculture campaign, Danusia Osiowy finds out about cultural shifts in the workplace and why the industry must understand the needs of ‘Generation Z’ if it is to prosper in the future.
For Worcestershire sheep producer Anthony Warmington, disease prevention should be every flockmaster’s top priority. And he says making the most of proven vaccines is one of the keys to delivering better flock productivity.
Farmers Guardian caught up with new Disease? Not On My Farm! ambassador farmers, Ben and Tori Stanley, to find out how they have developed their business over the past four years, while also trying to remain disease-free.
With beef at the core of what McDonald’s does, the company is determined to use its position as one of the largest purchasers of beef globally to help drive meaningful change when it comes to sustainability across the whole supply chain.
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.
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 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.
A low cost and low input approach to flock management does not equate to lack of attention to detail when it comes to flock health planning for farmer and vet Joe Henry, of Raburn Farm, Thropton, Northumberland.
Worming sheep requires planning and attention to detail. It may change year-to-year depending on the worm challenge or changes to levels of anthelmintic resistance (AR) on a farm. This first article in a summer series looks at key issues.
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.
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.
The use of a breeding programme has helped produce a more consistent batch of heifers at Upper Ley Farm, Gloucestershire, where the farm- specific breeding strategy is helping to produce a herd fit for the future.