Partners in Performance – The discipline of good decisions


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Download PDF A group of Sentry Farming growers meet regularly to discuss how to improve prospects for their wheat crops. CPM visits one in the Fens to find out what they’ve learned. One of the best things to come out of the group is the discussion we have. By Tom Allen-Stevens There is a perception that the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) is a competition between growers to achieve the best yield or the highest percentage of potential yield, from your crop. Ed King is one of a group of growers for whom the competition is just a tiny part. That has nothing to do with where he comes in the rankings, he says, although at 8.9t/ha his crop of KWS Zyatt winter wheat came 301st out of 319 YEN entries last year. Ed is farm manager of three farms run by Sentry Farming, with his base at Wood Farm, Chatteris in the Fens west of Ely. He enters YEN along with seven other Sentry growers. The entries are sponsored by Bayer, that co-ordinates the group, bringing them together twice a year to analyse and discuss results. The Fen skirt soils are undoubtedly light, but full of life. “One of the…
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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...