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Emergency measures are needed to help farmers recycle thousands of tonnes of plastic waste, say industry leaders in Wales. The suspension of plastic farm waste collection has prompted the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) to call for urgent action from the Welsh government. See also: ‘Critical’ situation as plastic recycler suspends service Mountains of bale wrap, […]

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The chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee has confronted six major UK retailers over their failure to sign up to a code that outlines fair practices for paying suppliers. Morrisons, Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Ocado and B&M have all been contacted by MP Rachel Reeves to establish why they […]

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Isuzu has introduced two new high-spec versions of its popular D-Max pickup. The XTR is the more conventional of the two and sits at the upper end of the maker’s line-up. It’s been designed for better off-road performance and has a few more rugged options than the rest of the range. These include upgraded suspension […]

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Beef farmers selling cattle deadweight could benefit from an app that accurately predicts when each animal should be sold, allowing sellers to market their stock directly to buyers weeks in advance. The Breedr platform tells farmers when an animal should be sold to get the maximum return and, through its online trading platform, enables them […]

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Amazone has a strong reputation in the mounted spreader world and to boost its accuracy it has introduced Flow Check, which uses sensors built into the hydraulic drive on its larger ZA-TS machines to monitor oil pressure going out and returning. See also: More accurate and detailed soil mapping on its way This helps to […]

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Police in Wiltshire are offering to stop-check tractors being driven at night in a bid to target tackle farm theft in the county. The Wiltshire Rural Crime Partnership is giving away “Police Stop Me” stickers for farmers and contractors to display on tractors and other agricultural vehicles. See also: Share your farm protection tips and stories […]

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I simply love early May, what a spectacular time of year to be outdoors. We waited and waited for rain before drilling our last crops – borage and millet. When the weather forecaster gave a really convincing case for a forthcoming inch of rain, Hew went hell for leather for a couple of days with […]

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A breeding value for feed efficiency will be available for 100 Limousin sires within the next month, which could help improve farm profits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The four-and-a-half-year long AHDB and Defra-funded Beef Feed Efficiency Programme has been able to demonstrate the ability to measure and select for feed intake in Limousin cattle. […]

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Putting a requirement for a pre-nuptial agreement into a partnership contract can be a useful way to raise the subject before marriage, suggests accountant Dyke Yaxley. Pre-nuptial agreements are increasingly used by farming families to protect their assets and businesses, setting out how assets should be divided in the event of a divorce. However, the […]

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Beef farmers need to focus on reducing the average age of slaughter from 26.5 months to 12-15 months and improve the quality and consistency of meat, attendees at this year’s Beef Expo at North West Auctions, Kendal, were told. Efficiency on many beef units is low with the genetic potential of cattle not being realised, […]

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