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.
While many think depreciation is the largest cost associated with owning farm machinery, fuel costs tend to be higher in most cases and knowing them in more detail can help growers make better selling decisions.
One of the main aims of this season’s hands free hectare (HfH) project has been to improve accuracy of the machines involved with the aim of boosting yield, as well as looking at autonomous life beyond the hectare.
When the same crop is grown time and time again in a rotation, yield often suffers. Understanding such ‘yield declines’ has been a source of much interest because halting them would undoubtedly boost potential crop output.
In precision farming high resolution imagery collected using advanced cameras on unmanned aerial vehicles increases precision further and offers greater flexibility, helping farmers to manage their crops more effectively.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has launched on on-line assessment tool – ‘Developing Standards in On-Farm Grain Trading’ which will enable those involved in trading grain ex-farm to demonstrate their skill.
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.