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LG Stallion breaks record pea yield ⁠— again…

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

A crop of LG Stallion blue peas has broken a world record pea yield for the second time. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Harvested on 7 Sept, a crop of LG Stallion blue peas has yielded a record 7.48 t/ha at 15.04% moisture. The last world record ⁠— set back in 2017 ⁠— was also held by a crop of LG Stallion which yielded 6.47 t/ha, at an average of 15.35% moisture. Lincs...

NFU calls for delay to farm support changes after Agriculture Bill falls

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Written by John Swire

The NFU is calling for the Government to delay its planned phasing out of farm support payments, after the Government’s decision not to carry forward the current version of the Agriculture Bill into the next session of Parliament.

Farm support payments were due to be phased out from 2021 but NFU President Minette Batters has said it is ‘unreasonable’ to continue to plan...

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New generation knotters from New Holland

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Written by John Swire

New Holland has been pioneering double-knot technology on balers for over 30 years, and based on this experience has launched the new patented Loop Master Knotter which will be introduced on all BigBaler models.

The New Holland LoopMaster gives, high density, a reliable knotter system and low cost per bale. The loop-knotting process eliminates offcuts left loose on the...

Calls for changes to Farm Quality Assurance to ramp up NI’s BVD eradication efforts

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Written by Rachel Martin

Two major Northern Ireland industry bodies are calling for amendments to the Farm Quality Assurance Scheme to speed up efforts to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the region.

The disease is estimated to cost Northern Ireland’s beef and lamb sector millions of pounds in inefficiency.

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and Northern Ireland Meat Export Association...

Guardians of Grub Stand Up For Food month hits the headlines

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Guardians of Grub Stand Up For Food month hits the headlines

Written by Defra Press Office

Guardians of Grub campaign poster shows chefs in a kitchen.

The Guardians of Grub campaign. Credit: WRAP.

This morning’s...

Five-point plan helps get best out of soil-acting blackgrass herbicides

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

Following a five-point plan could help get the best out of soil-acting blackgrass herbicides, according to the latest advice from ProCam. Charlotte Cunningham reports. With residual, soil-acting herbicides often now representing a quarter to a half of the annual crop protection investment made in winter wheat in blackgrass situations, getting the best out of them is...

Bayer defends glyphosate after German ban

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Written by Jamie Day

Bayer Crop Science says the German government’s decision to withdraw glyphosate from the multinational’s domestic market after 2023 ignores the overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the herbicide. It also erodes confidence in science-based regulation. On Wednesday, the German cabinet approved a proposal from its Environment Ministry to phase out herbicides...

Currency, uncertainty and imports slow rapeseed market

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Written by Jamie Day

The gyrations of the pound against the currencies of our major trading partners, against the background of parliamentary rows over Brexit, plus a fast import pace are slowing progress in the UK rapeseed market. New crop planting is moving along, despite an outlook which makes planning for next year’s market challenging. And it’s all happening […]

The post...

Grain price: Unsettled, but not going to jump anywhere fast

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Written by Agriland Team

Unsettled might be a word to describe grain markets this week. LIFFE wheat (November and May) climbed all week from a low of £129.75/t on Monday, September 2, and this was while sterling strengthened amid the talks in the UK parliament.

MATIF wheat worked in almost the opposite direction and dropped until Thursday when it took a slight increase. However, it fell back on...

Situation Vacant Herdsperson or GFW/relief milker wanted

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Looking for a herdsperson to be responsible for a herd of pedigree British Friesians in North Somerset on a 750 acre mixed farm.
Applicant should be a clean milker ideally with good record keeping and foot trimming skills.
Role will be varied to include helping with other farm work when required.
Competitive package based on a 48 hour week with regular time off and a very good 3 bedroom centrally heated house in the village which is on the outskirts of a highly desirable city.
Would also...

Looking For Work Farming contract

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We are an experienced dairy farming family seeking a tenancy or contract farming position , If this is of interest please contact me for a chat in confidence.

TFF Visit to Novag Drill Factory

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Short clip of our visit to the Novag notill drill factory this week, Very impressive machine and facilities in a beautiful part of France. Will post a full report and more video / pictures in a thread later and there will be an article in the next issue of Direct Driller magazine - out on 1st October

Novag website -

Situation Vacant Plough/ tractor driver

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Any one finished a harvest position want 3 months work ploughing , land work , hedge cutting etc. West Norfolk. . Accomadation available 07714213087

Situation Vacant Sprayer Operator in Cambs

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We are a progressively run 900ha farm just south of Cambridge, specialising in no-till and conservation agriculture. More information on the farm can be found on our website,

We are looking for a tractor driver who will be the main sprayer operator but will also be expected to be able to work on any other job, including drilling, combining and loading. The farm uses modern, high end, equipment from Fendt, Claas, Horsch &...

OSR establishment 2019

140 acres, The Hawfield, Blakeney, Gloucestershire

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For Sale - Guide Price £2,900,000


Country Estate, on the market for the first time in 100 years.

17th Century house with later additions and three cottages. Courtyard of modern and traditional buildings. 140 acres of land and woodland.

In detail, the estate includes:

The Hawfield
A 16th century country house with Edwardian additions, in total comprising 4 reception rooms, 10 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a separate Garden Cottage. The...

Situation Vacant Beef and Calf rearing unit position

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We have available a position for a calf rearer and beef unit assistant.
We are located in the Leicestershire/ Warwickshire borders
Our herd of cattle consists of a 250 head intensive finishing unit. We also have a spring calving Suckler herd consisting of 100 head of grazing animals.

Duties would include assisting with
Calf rearing ( 50 calves in batches)
Vaccinations and disbudding
Feeding and bedding of 200 high performance growing and finishing animals
Feeding with TMR rations...

Looking For Work Farm worker available now

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I have nust completed a harvest vacancy and am looking for a long term general farm worker job ,I'm located cb23 area.. any questions or suggestions please get in touch or to discuss experience etc

Thanks all

Harry's Farm - Combine broken, a new calf is born and mushrooms!

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It was a busy bank holiday weekend on Harry's Farm, the combine broke, a calf was born and baling has commenced. Hope you enjoy this new episode of Harry's Farm.

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