Hutchinsons Helix farm network continues to expand
Hutchinsons is delighted to announce the addition of Hundayfield farm to its network of Helix regional demonstration farms.
Owned by Nick and Liz Wilson, Hundayfield farm just outside York is the northern region Helix demonstration farm in the network of Helix farms, and the third Helix farm to be launched by crop production specialists Hutchinsons around the UK.
“Hutchinsons Helix farms are proofing grounds where enquiring and practical farmers and their agronomists work with new and developing technologies – this allows them to assess the technology’s impact on their individual farm businesses- and feedback...
We are now looking for 50 farmers ahead of a early December launch of the Farmdeals app. Fuel will be the first product available so those testers should ideally have intention to buy fuel or heating oils through December and January.
Key differences over other buying groups include:
It will have no joining or membership fee and will be open and free to all UK farmers
It will not insist on commitment to use exclusively, members are free to buy from their existing suppliers or even other buying groups
It will not insist upon price secrecy, in fact actively sharing deals available will be encouraged to try and get everyone even better prices
NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the food and drink sector is to receive £5 million from the Scottish government to help its recovery from the devastating impact of coronavirus and prepare for the uncertainties of Brexit.
Through the Scotland Food and Drink Partnership, which comprises industry trade bodies, the Scottish government, and other public sector bodies, a new joint industry and government plan containing more than 50 actions has been developed.
The actions support all sectors of Scotland’s food and drink industry, including agriculture, as they recover from the pandemic and prepare for Brexit.
On November 13th the European dealer organization CLIMMAR published the results of the European Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI). For the third time in a row Fendt took first place in the European Dealer Satisfaction Barometer.
The CLIMMAR dealer organization includes 16 national associations and their member companies from the agricultural machinery sector and was founded in 1953. The purpose of their surveys is to evaluate the relationship between agricultural machinery manufacturers and...
Trimble Agriculture is holding its first ever virtual show dedicated to precision agriculture, bringing technical specialists to farmers’ living rooms.
The fully packed schedule offers something for everyone – whether they are new to precision farming or at the cutting edge. “We hope this will make up for the loss of traditional shows this year and offer the opportunity for farmers to speak to experts in the comfort of their home,” says Lee Clarke, regional sales representative UK & ROI at Trimble Agriculture.
The show will include breakout rooms based around five different...
With Christmas creeping closer and lockdown keeping us locked in, we know a lot of people will be shopping online for presents this year.
Although we usually encourage you to shop locally from small businesses in your area, we know this isn't quite as easy as we'd like at the moment.
So if you're shopping online, don't forget you can raise money for the Addington Fund through Amazon Smile and / or easy fundraising with no extra cost to you! Simply choose us as your chosen charity and voila! You're good to go.
Good deed of the day and Christmas shopping done all in one day !
Aontú Leader and Meath TD Peadar Tóibín has called for an extension of the Brexit deal negotiation and implementation period as a ‘no deal’ Brexit iceberg looms.
It comes as the EU has today (Monday November 16) warned the UK that time is running out to reach any type of agreement that might soften Britain’s formal exit from the EU on December 31.
Deputy Tóibín said: “We are barely a month and a half away from the Brexit deadline, self-imposed by the Tories, yet both the Tories and the EU are miles apart from one another in terms of agreeing a deal, with the island of Ireland being used as a political football in this game of brinkmanship.
Farmers, vets and industry stakeholders will be joining forces at this year’s Sheep Health and Welfare Group Conference to focus on world-leading health and welfare standards by acknowledging the need for continuous knowledge exchange and practical solutions to sheep industry challenges
The conference, which is taking place online on Tuesday 24 November from 9am to 4pm will be led by Nigel Miller, qualified vet and chair of the newly formed Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) group,
Mr Miller said: “We are in a position where we should be looking to the future – and the conference is all about that. It’s about driving efficiency and recognising that health and welfare...
The Kerb Weather Data (KWD) tool is meant to be used as a guide to local weather conditions to aid growers and advisors in making local tactical decisions to optimise their AstroKerb® and Kerb® Flo applications and thus their activity against blackgrass.
If you use AstroKerb or Kerb Flo 500 when the traffic light is on red, soil temperatures may be...
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its annual report on injury and ill health in the agriculture sector for 2019/2020. It shows that the incidence of work-related ill health has declined since the previous year, along with the number of fatalities.
The key statistics are as follows.
There were an estimated 13,000 work-related ill health cases, with the rate per 100,000 workers fairly similar to the rate across all industries.
Around half of these cases were musculoskeletal disorders. The rate per 100,000 workers is 2.2% which is statistically significantly higher than the all industry rate of 1.2%...
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh government have published the Healthy Bees Plan 2030 to protect and improve the health of honey bees in England and Wales.
The plan sets out four key outcomes for beekeepers, bee farmers, associations and government to work towards to help protect honey bees, which continue to face pressure from a variety of pests, diseases and environmental threats including the invasive non-native species Asian hornet.
Honey bees contribute directly to local food production and make an important contribution, through pollination, to crop production and the wider environment.