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428 acres, Hexham, Northumberland

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For Sale - Offers Over £2,250,000


Stock farm with farmhouse and cottage in Northumberland

Northumbrian stock farm within commuting distance of Newcastle. Listed 5 bedroom farmhouse and 2 bedroom cottage. Range of traditional and modern farm buildings. 43 acres arable land, 265 acres mowable grassland, 114 acres permanent pasture. About 428 acres. Available as a whole or in 5 lots.

Fell House Farm is a productive stock farm with a...

October is usually a busy month on Harry's Farm. Not this year..

MFF discussions pushing small increase in CAP budget compared to Commission proposal

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MFF discussions pushing small increase in CAP budget compared to Commission proposal

Written by Alan Matthews

The European Council leaders at their meeting on 17-18 October 2019 failed to make progress in advancing discussions on the next Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) due to start on 1 January 2021. The Council’s...

Wheat bulb fly pressure ‘very high’ at some monitoring sites

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Written by Rachel Martin

Wheat bulb fly egg counts are generally low this year, however, the trend has been bucked at some monitoring sites, with several sites reading ‘very high’ according to the AHDB autumn survey.

The survey, which is conducted by ADAS, uses soil samples from 30 fields, split equally across sites located in the East and North of England that are prone to attack, to calculate...

Looking For Work Trainee/Apprenticeship

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Hi all,
Just finished 2 years at college, first year studying Countryside Management and the last year studying Forestry & Arboriculture... Always had a strong interest in Farming since I was a young lad, have a strong theoretical base and looking for an opportunity to gain more knowledge and hands on experience.
Have CS30 and 31 plus tree climbing and rescue and all PPE for chainsaw work, not afraid to put in a hard day's graft every day of the week. Currently learning to drive, so as...

Pembrokeshire dairy farmer appointed as new FUW vice president

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Written by Rachel Martin

Pembrokeshire dairy farmer Dai Miles has been elected as the new Farmers’ Union of Wales vice president at the FUW’s Grand Council Meeting in Aberystwyth.

Dai has been the FUW’s milk and dairy produce committee chairman since 2017 and is also one of the four founding directors of organic milk co-operative Calon Wen.

The co-operative not only sells on its member’s milk...

Take the future of the industry into your hands

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Written by John Swire

Less than four weeks to go until the Sheep Breeders Round Table event, where attendees will find out the latest from industry projects and have the opportunity to discuss the impacts of Brexit.

With a theme this year of ‘becoming the best sheep industry in the world’ the three-day event, 15 to 17 November, brings together all of those with an interest in sheep production...

Coverage of the Riverlands project

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Coverage of the Riverlands project

Written by Defra Press Office

Image of the project during construction – water flowing in a green field with trees in the background.

There has been positive media coverage this morning in this morning’s Western Morning News (page 13), and in...

Biostimulant boost for OSR

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Investing in biostimulants has helped one Hants farmer to continue to include oilseed rape in his rotation, despite a tricky few years. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Establishing oilseed rape is not easy. Growers are often faced with the dilemma of whether to continue to invest in a crop or cut their losses and abandon it. This was the stark decision facing Al Brooks...

World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...

Andrew Howard Field Day - Intercropping with Beans & Oats

Technical Debt in Digital Farming

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Written by Matt Hopkins

Technical debt is like any form of debt. It originates from any action taken now that requires a […]

The post...

McCormick tractor dealers will be out in force at the Midlands Machinery Show

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Written by John Swire

McCormick tractor dealers are mounting a concerted effort to catch the eye of farmers and contractors visiting this year’s Midlands Machinery Show at Newark on November 20/21.

No fewer than five dealerships supplying and supporting the red and silver machines are exhibiting, some for the first time, as the event continues to grow in popularity.

Among established dealers...

Research Briefing – Technology raises urea performance

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Written by cpm

Download PDF BASF has brought its formulation expertise to the fertiliser industry with a new product to stabilise urea fertilisers and reduce ammonia losses by up to 98%. CPM finds out how Limus works and reviews independent trials results and analysis from this harvest. Trials consistently show that Limus-treated urea works as reliably as AN. By Lucy de la Pasture Earlier this year...

Body condition score: Are your cows on track for drying off?

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Written by Agriland Team

With the drying-off period only around the corner, one of the key components of setting your cows up for next spring is having them at the correct body condition score (BCS) at drying off.

Ideally, cows should be at a target BCS of three at drying off – to allow for some of an increase before calving to, at most, reach a target BCS of 3.5.

The importance of...

How do we feed the world without destroying it? | Bob Geldof

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How do we feed the world without destroying it? | Bob Geldof

Written by Bob Geldof

An international summit next year will tackle the world’s most enduring crisis – hunger. Radical action is needed

Hunger is the most awful and profound expression of poverty. It exists in every country. It is something that most people can identify with on some perhaps primordial level. It is innate. The...

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326 acres, Great Cudworthy, Dolton, Winkleigh, EX19, Devon

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For Sale - Guide Price £2,285,000


Great Cudworthy Farm is situated in unspoilt part of North Devon. The village of Dolton provides a primary school, village shop/post office, butchers shop, church and two public houses. A wider range of facilities are provided in Barnstable to the north and Okehampton to the south.

The area is well serviced by road connections; with the North Devon Link Road (A361) about 13 miles away and the A30 about 15...

Ethofumesate key in overcoming high blackgrass dormancy

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Growers facing high blackgrass dormancy this season are being encouraged to extend the application of residual chemistry by using ethofumesate in post-emergence sprays, according to the latest advice from UPL. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Although pre-emergence chemistry plays a vital role in controlling blackgrass, due to a predicted extended emergence period, further...

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