Remote monitoring tools could be a solution to the problem of recruiting staff into dairy farming. Farmers Guardian takes a look at some New Zealand technolgy, which is now being aimed at the UK market.
Holsteins led the charge at this year’s AgriScot event in Edinburgh, with the breed tapped out in both the SuperCow and SuperHeifer championships by Selwyn Donald, who had flown in from Featherstone, New Zealand, to judge.
Some 410 entries of pedigree and commercial cattle were forward for the Stars of the Future calf show at Stirling, which again saw cattle tapped out in continental and native championships for both senior and junior sections.
The backbone of many farms across the UK are the family behind them and, in order to preserve and progress their
future, a new group has launched to welcome the next generation of farmers. Danusia Osiowy finds out more.
Demand for local produce continues to rise across the country and, given the backdrop of political and social trends, many farmers are taking the opportunity to be proud of their produce’s heritage. Danusia Osiowy finds out more.