A new regenerative Estate Range of grass seed has been launched to the market by Lincolnshire-based seed specialist Cope Seeds and Grain.
Launched to complement integrated farming systems, the range will enable landowners to reduce input expenditure, provide nutritious grazing for cattle and sheep, and improve soil health a top priority for UK farms.
The range of premium mixtures has been formulated in association with one of Europes leading grass breeders and brings together some of the top NIAB recommended varieties within each mixture...
Farm Open Day, Sep 7th 2021, University of Cambridge Farm
A free event for farmers: presentations, equipment exhibits and demonstrations designed to help them comply with Defra's Clean Air Strategy.
This exciting event will be run as two sessions, starting at 0930 hrs and 1300 hrs. Presentations by industry experts about regulatory changes and potential measures to meet the new requirements to reduce emissions. Opportunities to visit the University’s new Biolectric Farm Scale Anaerobic Digestion plant and slurry tower; the static exhibition; and working demonstrations of slurry/digestate application by tanker or umbilical, using trailing shoe and dribble bar applications. Innovative machinery. A sandwich lunch with coffee etc. will be available...
A new approach to dairy nutrition based on extensive research will help dairy farmers improve health and performance at all stages of a dairy cow’s life.
Leading feed block manufacturers and innovators Crystalyx have used their 40 years’ experience in UK ruminant agriculture to develop the first range of feed blocks specifically formulated for dairy systems from calf rearing through to milking cows.
“Feed blocks are well established as an effective method of supplementing beef and sheep to optimise performance and margins,” comments Crystalyx Technical Director Dr Cliff Lister. “Dairy farmers are facing enormous challenges with the transition away from subsidy payments, feed price volatility and tightening environmental requirements. Our...
Following a couple of bumper maize growing years, it is looking likely that maize crop yields this season will be more typical,
if not slightly lower, than usual and we could see a split in harvest dates due to there being two distinct drilling periods this year.
If we compare crop heights in June and July last year to this year, as the images below highlight,
some crops are much further behind now compared to last year.
This could mean a considerably later harvest, even into the end of October/November.
There is also the possibility of some crops struggling to reach maturity before the cold weather sets in this year.
If harvest is delayed, the weather may impact operations and the quality of the crop...
Michelin is offering farmers and contractors up to £600 cashback when they purchase a set of four Michelin agricultural tyres, or up to £250 when two tyres are purchased, as part of its popular harvest promotion, which runs from August 1 to October 31.
In addition to the cashback savings, Michelin agricultural tyres – such as the TrailXBib, CereXBib2 and AxioBib2 – benefit from Ultraflex Technology, allowing them to operate at much lower pressure than a standard agricultural tyre, reducing the impact on the soil they are working on. A recent in-depth study into the impact of traffic and tillage on soil compaction found agricultural machinery running Ultraflex Technology tyres could boost farmers’ yields by four per cent.
I'm out with Acres Insurance Brokers to catch some of the biggest combines getting the 21 harvest in catchy damp conditions. This Case 9250 Axial Flow together with a 12mtr MacDon header was doing a good job with a lot of tough straw to handle
Around 40 members of United Auctions staff are in training to take on the first-ever Virtual Great Glen Challenge this year.
Staff working from the yard to the boardroom will walk, cycle and run 500 miles in locations across Scotland on Friday, August 27, to raise money for the RSABI.
The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI) provides emotional, practical and financial support and last year helped over 700 people. Its helpline 03001114166 is open every day of the year from 7:00a.m to 11:00p.m and also offers a telephone call-out service for the lonely and vulnerable.
RSABI’s Great Glen Challenge
Since 2012, the RSABI’s Great Glen Challenge has raised...
Learning from the successes of growers’ black-grass control programmes gives a raft of integrated cultural and herbicide strategies that can also be used to hit back at increasing ryegrass populations, advises Syngenta Technical Manager, Georgina Wood.