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128: Lambing in the North

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128: Lambing in the North

Written by AHDB

In this episode Samantha Charlton, AHDB Beef & Lamb regional manager, speaks to Challenge Sheep farmer, James Drummond, who farms at Lemmington Hill Head in Northumberland about his lambing system and how he collects his data.

For more information:

Lambing ewe lambs
https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/lambing-ewe-lambs

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New CEO for the AF Group

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Written by Jamie Day

Norwich-based AF Group – the largest farmer-controlled agricultural buying group in the UK, has appointed David Horton-Fawkes as its new chief executive from later this year. He will succeed Jon Duffy, who announced his intention to step down from the role this summer after three years last November. Mr Horton-Fawkes is currently the chief executive […]

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FARM EXPO part 2

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Its a bit long this one but please be patient

Spotlight on agricultural careers at Cereals 2020

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Spotlight on agricultural careers at Cereals 2020


Careers in agriculture are incredibly varied, from farm workers to engineers, scientists to agronomists, meaning the industry has broad appeal to those with or without a farming background.

Cereals 2020 is celebrating this variety with a Young Farmers’ session on different agricultural professions, offering an insight into the options available, alongside a live careers board...

Looking For Work Self Employed - Looking for summer work - Fife,Scotland or anywhere in the uk for harvest

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25 - Self Employed farm labourer/ tractor driver based in Fife, Scotland
Looking for work from may onwards. From Shropshire so willing to take summer work outside of Scotland.
Range of experience
4 years in the USA on harvest, Head truck driver for 2 seasons leading convoys, planning routes, overseeing and servicing equipment. Hauled over 40,000 tonnes of grain, oversize loads and more.
Tractor work inc. Mowing, Raking, Forage box, Slurry tanking, ploughing, cultivations, drilling, fert...

Looking For Work Tractor/machine operator

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Thirty-something chap seeks tractor/machine operator position for 6-18 months. Somerset or surrounding areas preferred but would commute or live away for the right position. Experience of silage/grain cart, tankering, cultivations and livestock work, etc. Would suit large arable/contractor or AD operation.

Utterly reliable, conscientious, keen and quick to learn whilst willing to work long hours. Sense of humour will liven any workplace. Some knowledge of agronomy. Full CV and references...

127: Gaining more milk from forage

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127: Gaining more milk from forage

Written by AHDB

In this episode Knowledge Exchange Manager Emily talks to dairy farmer Keith Davis about how he adapted his grazing and silage practices and the impact this had on his yield from forage. With feed prices on the rise, increasing the yield from home-grown forage becomes ever more important.

For the latest research and advice on grass, forage...

Alltech launches competition to champion food and farming ambassadors

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Alltech has launched a competition to recognise individuals who are proactively showcasing the benefits of UK agriculture to the general public. Charlotte Cunningham reports. With a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, taking place in Kentucky this May, people working within the agricultural sector are being encouraged to submit...

Farm Expo Kent 2020 part 1

Trade association urges Chancellor to halt Fuel Duty increase on Red Diesel

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Written by FM Web Editor

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Liquid fuels trade association, UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) is urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak to reconsider the rumoured increase to fuel duty on red diesel in the forthcoming budget, as it will have a major impact on the...

Soils – Less is more for cultivations

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Written by cpm

Download PDF Preparing land for potato planting will be tricky in many areas given the wet winter. CPM gets some timely advice and considers how soil resilience can be improved. Deep cultivations to 30cm or more are de-structuring soils. By Paul Spackman With the spring planting period approaching, many growers, especially those in areas worst affected by heavy winter rainfall, may well...

Alliance Tyres - Stratified Layer Technology - AGRI STAR II

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Stratified Layer Technology is a unique combination of two layers - The first layer with a multi-angle lug profile and the second layer with a single angle lug profile. Each lug of AGRI STAR II is formed by combining these layers. Even after prolonged wear, the second layer of lug ensures traction and roadability, making it well-equipped for on and off-field operations.

Highlights 2019 - Best of MOTOR SOUND

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Some great kit in this video.

Fendt 930 S4 + Quadrivomere De Franceschi

Zocon Greenseeder

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A partnership of Paul Roe Contracting and Kevin Mowbray has announced it will be the exclusive UK importer of the unique Zocon Greenseeder catch crop system.

The Netherland’s based Zocon company has developed and manufactured a specially designed machine that enables catch crops to be undersown in maize at different stages of growth to satisfy environmental concerns particularly amongst water companies about soil erosion and nitration phosphate leaching...

Greg Judy details simple steps for healing an overgrazed farm

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Animal impact + carbon source followed by full recovery period. Feeding soil biology with a carbon source stirred and trampled by a group of ruminant animals is the gold standard for building healthy soil.

Coronavirus to delay recovery of global pork supplies – Rabobank

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Written by Alistair Driver

Global pork supplies will decline further this year as coronavirus delays the process of restocking the Chinese pig herd, following the devastation caused by African swine fever, Rabobank has predicted.

In its latest global ASF update, the bank forecasts that global pork supply will fall by up to 10% in 2020 after a record fall in stock levels last year, according to...

York 3rd March - BASF Real Results Roadshow

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As part of the farming community, you are invited by BASF to an innovative event to launch the new cereal fungicide, Revystar® XE. Eight events will be held throughout the UK, bringing farmers together to discuss their challenges and plans for spring 2020. Farmers involved in BASF’s Real Results Circle will share their field trial results from using Revystar® XE on their farms last spring. You’ll hear first-hand how they got on and what they thought. Soil...

March Parasite Forecast

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January began settled and cloudy with mild weather for most of the month except for a cold, wet period towards the end of the month. Consequently, the provisional UK mean temperature in January was 5.6oC, which is 2.0oC above the long-term national average (1981-2010). Regionally temperatures were above average across all regions in January and the preceding 3 months (November 2019 – January 2020).

Overall, UK rainfall was as expected in January. However...

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