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Lynx launches new website

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Lynx Engineering, importers and distributors of machinery and implements for the UK and Ireland agriculture and ground care markets, has announced the launch of its new-look website.

The new site, which can be found at, enables tractor operators to quickly identify and configure implements and accessories that are designed and engineered to provide a perfect fit with their specific...

BASF to reprise InVigor oilseed establishment risk scheme

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Written by Jamie Day

Plant breeder BASF is to repeat the risk sharing scheme for growers of its InVigor hybrid winter oilseed rape (WOSR) varieties, following its successful launch in autumn 2019. The InVigor Establishment Risk Share Programme, which covers all InVigor WOSR varieties drilled before September 22nd 2020 that fail to establish by October 31st 2020, will pay […]

The post...

Spray Dudes: Hitting spring weeds

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See the Syngenta Spray Dudes get wet, battered and bruised in the name of science in order to demonstrate best practice for herbicide application. In this episode Spray Dudes are exploring how to hit tricky spring weeds through nozzle selection and correct pressure.

Looking For Work Nanny/Farm hand available

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Shepherdess & Nanny available for work in the east of England area.

Would suit and family that needs somebody who can be indoors with children or outside shepherding.

Single mother of 2, with excellent experience in all aspects of sheep and cattle husbandry, agricultural qualified and currently learning ag book keeping. Looking for a permeate
Position, ideally with accommodation.

Please contact laura on 07516178805

Situation Vacant National Livestock Procurement Manager (Flexible location – UK)

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Breedr puts farmers in control of how they grow and market your animals. Breedr is the FREE precision livestock app that makes it easy to capture data on the go, boost your herd productivity and market stock for the best price. We're recruiting a National Livestock Procurement Manager to lead our livestock procurement activities.

Does this sound like your dream job?
Support national livestock marketing activities for producers on the Breedr technology platform...

140: The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - What does this mean for levy payers?

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140: The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - What does this mean for levy payers?

Written by AHDB

In this episode, we chat to industry experts about the creation of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and what the £330 million endeavour means for levy payers up and down the country. To find out more, visit...


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I am seeking freelance work as a lambing shepherd/calf rearer/general allround farm/estates livestock assistant and general building and grounds maintenance, i am also looking to relocate; Scottish Highlands, Ross-Shire, Inverness-Shire and surrounding areas.
I would also be interested in renting a 2bedroomed detached remote farm/estate cottage with outbuildings and some ground if possible.
If any Estates/Farms are interested, please contact me anytime..
Many thanks..

How can you improve your farm's nitrogen fertiliser efficiency?

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Improving nitrogen fertiliser efficiency is one way your farm can become more productive, profitable and sustainable. Try our quiz to find out how you can improve your farm's nitrogen fertiliser efficiency.

Click here to start the quiz

Holstein UK Announce Winners of 2020 Master Breeder Awards

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Holstein UK Announce Winners of 2020 Master Breeder Awards

Holstein UK are delighted to be able to bring you some welcome good news during this period of unprecedented uncertainty for the whole of the UK. Today we would like to share with you the fantastic news that a record 19 high-performing herds have surpassed qualification to be named as winners of the 2020 Master Breeder Award.

Master Breeder rewards Holstein members whose herds achieve a...

It does not take a lot of money to get started grazing!

Looking For Work Northumberland Tractor Driver

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Looking for weekend work in Northumberland/Durham
I have a strong agricultural background operating agricultural and plant equipment.If you have any further questions then please message me on this board or via my email: Thank in advance Steve

Shropshire farmers plant 4,000 trees in anticipation of ELMS changes

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Written by Billy Wickham

Farmers in Shropshire have planted nearly 4,000 native trees after Severn Trent gave out tree-packs at two local events, to test engagement and appetite for tree planting on marginal land.

Dr. Alex Cooke, Severn Trent senior catchment scientist, explained that due to such a high level of take-up from farmers, the water company is now looking into rolling out the scheme...

Looking For Work farm work wanted

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33 year old male seeking new challenge within the farming sector. currently live in east Yorkshire and would ideally like to stay in the area, willing to travel up too 1 hour each way.
I have ten years experience with pigs but would be willing to learn new skill within different sectors, have tractor, telehandler, bobcat experience
looking for somthing with...

Nutritional content of the government food parcels

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Nutritional content of the government food parcels

Written by Defra Press Office

This week the first free food boxes containing essential supplies have been delivered across England to those at highest risk from coronavirus...

Situation Vacant Self employed - Rappa fencing erector/Shepherd (Wiltshire)

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We operate from Pewsey to Hungerford. 2500 ewes. 200 beef cattle. All animals are behind rappa fencing on 3 day moves. Everything kept outside 12 months year. Looking for a conscientious operator who can work alone or as part of a team. Work would involve all aspects of outdoor sheep husbandry operation, operating rappa atv winder. Driving License essential. B+E ideal. No accommodation. Please PM if interested with relevant experience and for more information.

Seeking a solution for rat's-tail fescue

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Seeking a solution for ratâs-tail fescue

With increasing reports of rat’s-tail fescue in North East England, growers are encouraged to act now by improving their understanding of the annual weed and potential control options.

Competitive and invasive...

Looking For Work poultry manager or tractor driving

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hi all, I am looking for work as a poultry farm manager I have NVQ3, has lots of experience, any location considered would need accommodation. Can drive telehandlers, tractors and some experience with cattle. if interested please PM me thankyou for reading this

138: Special episode: Covid-19 impact on the Potato sector

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138: Special episode: Covid-19 impact on the Potato sector

Written by AHDB

In this special issue of the Potatoes Podcast we will discuss the impact of Coronavirus on the Potato Markets. A fresh update on how Covid-19 has resulted in an increased demand on the retail market, while the chipping market has suffered the hardest hit. The uncertainty of the current situation will force businesses to...

Making bread, teaching my boys how to make bread

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Keeping our children occupied with a few basic life lessons today, first they made the flour, then the bread and then finally edited the clips to make this video !

Worth a share, may help a few reconnect with where their food ACTUALLY comes from

@chaffcutter might enjoy this, currently in lockdown staying clear of c19 so hasn’t seen his grandchildren for 2 weeks now

Cereals 2020 goes online

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Cereals 2020 goes online

The Cereals Event is to move online for the first time ever to support the industry during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Producers may not be able to physically visit the Cereals Event this year, but they won’t miss out on any of the content as all the key features will now be delivered in a virtual sense, says event director Alli McEntyre. “These are challenging times and while we are disappointed to have...

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