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  1. Farm Business RSS

    Act now to mitigate risks and achieve cost-effective spring diets

    Written by John Swire With global commodity markets showing little sign of a downside in grain prices, combined with the need to augment spring and summer diets ahead of the next crop, dairy farmers should act now to mitigate risks and identify cost-effective alternatives, advises KW...
  2. CPM RSS

    New partnership to offer high accuracy biomass images

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham BASF Digital Farming and VanderSat have partnered to become the first entity to globally offer access to scalable, daily biomass images, unimpeded by cloud cover. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The two companies have signed a commercial agreement, which will see...
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    Herringbone with in shed feeder & poor throughput

    Morning I'm not sure what kind of milking sheds/parlours you lot have over there, I assume something a bit more sophisticated than old herringbones & a single set of cups. Anyway, this is the setup I'm currently working with - 22 cup herringbone with an in shed feed system (continuous bin, not...
  4. Fat hen

    Agents’ cheery outlook post-BPS

    Recently attended a zoom meeting with a respected independent land agent. He described the next 5 yrs as the biggest change in Farming in a lifetime. He painted a fairly bleak picture of agric under the Tory government’s funding plans, none of which encourage food production: > £40K BPS will be...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Is simplifying supply chains the key to better beef?

    Written by William Kellett Convoluted supply chains often prevent farmers from focusing on consumer needs – but better collaboration and data use could significantly improve British beef quality, farm sustainability and profits. According to Gavin Hodgson, buying manager for meat, fish and...
  6. Agriland RSS

    Northern Ireland dairy industry achieves 34% reduction in carbon emissions

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland dairy has achieved a 34% reduction in carbon emissions since 1990, despite growing by two-thirds over the same period. The Dairy Council NI Sustainable Dairy Factbook marks the completion of a three-year campaign to promote the sustainability practices...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Environmental Land Management explored in January Digital Insights webinar

    Written by John Swire The fifth Digital Insights webinar from Low carbon Agriculture show online will explore the importance of ‘Environmental Land Management’ and what it means for the future of UK farming. The webinar will outline what’s known about the Environmental Land Management (ELM)...
  8. Agriland RSS

    Letter to the editor: ‘Let’s embrace the fact that we’re looking to utilise technology’ in UK farming

    Written by Agriland Team It was great to hear the Environment Secretary George Eustice, position UK agriculture at the forefront of innovation at the Oxford Farming Conference 21, through positioning gene editing as an option for UK farmers. Also Read: Minister Eustice launches consultation...
  9. Agriland RSS

    ‘We do have a problem with peddling misinformation and half-truths’ – CLA on Oatly advertising

    Written by William Kellett The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has criticised a new marketing campaign for vegan food brand Oatly for what it called a “serious misuse of statistics”. In the new adverts for the oat-based drink, a man is criticised by his son for drinking cow’s milk...
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    How do you know if your renewable energy system is performing?

    Hi there, I'm working on a small online energy management platform with a handful of operational renewable energy projects. What we've found is that several small-scale renewable energy systems are not performing as well as they could/should be, it is not until we start to analyse the...
  11. Agriland RSS

    Cereals 2021 sets target to return as a physical show in June

    Written by William Kellett Cereals 2021 is on target to open its doors to physical visitors on June 9 and June 10 this year, following a series of meetings with farmers, exhibitors and health and safety advisers. After a year of online-only events due to Covid-19, Cereals is set to become...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Meat enjoys a bumper Christmas boost due to Covid-19 restrictions

    Written by William Kellett New retail sales figures for December have just been published by Kantar Worldpanel, showing that British consumers enjoyed a wider range of festive meat as they catered for smaller gatherings during Covid-19 restrictions. The results were positive for the red meat...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Cereals 2021 back to Lincolnshire

    Written by John Swire Cereals 2021 is on target to open its doors to physical visitors on 9-10 June this year, following a series of meetings with farmers, exhibitors and health and safety advisers. After a year of online-only events due to Covid-19, Cereals is set to become Comexposium’s...
  14. Barclays News Feed

    AI in UK agritech

    AI in UK agritech Get insight into AI with our free report. Why does AI matter ? Using Smart Tech means unlocking opportunities for productivity, profitability and sustainability that are fundamental to securing UK agriculture’s future. While many farmers appreciate how emerging...
  15. Agriland RSS

    ‘Leave no farmer behind’ – Poots tells OFC of vision for NI farm support

    Written by Rachel Martin Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots spoke of “tremendous opportunities” and “room to manoeuvre” in the wake of Brexit for the region’s farming sector at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference. Minister Poots was joined by his UK counterparts – Defra...
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