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Outstanding year in variety development

Arable | Last edited 01/12/16
KWS adds new high-yielding cereals and an oilseed rape to 2018 recommended List

Whopping 65lb turkey gobbled up

News | Last edited 01/12/16
Surrey-based family butchers F Conisbee & Son auctioned off their heaviest ever turkey – which weighed in at a whopping 65lbs – to raise an incredible £450 for farming charity R.A.B.I.

New LAA chairman appointed

Livestock | Last edited 01/12/16
John Brereton, an auctioneer with more than 40 years of experience, is the new chairman of the Livestock Auctioneers Association.

Farmers and the environment to benefit as Ordnance Survey creates new data layer of hedges

News | Last edited 01/12/16
373, 919km of England’s farmland hedges have been accurately mapped to create a new digital dataset, OS Landscape Features Layer.

Barn conversions running up against structural restrictions

Property | Last edited 01/12/16
Lifestyle buyers and developers looking to convert agricultural buildings into homes are being warned to double check the structural integrity of the building before they go for planning permission.

Dairy farmers urged to make more of ‘Brexit-proof’ forage and silage

Livestock | Last edited 01/12/16
Dairy farmers should start planning next year’s silage production now if serious about producing more milk from forage and relying less on bought-in feeds, some of which could be affected by Brexit, a silage expert is urging.

Improve weed control this winter

Arable | Last edited 01/12/16
Make contact with grassweeds now to improve weed control in winter wheat

World’s first slipstream lorries for wholesale butcher

News | Last edited 01/12/16
Brighton-based RP Meats this week took another step towards becoming the most environmentally friendly meat wholesaler as it took delivery of the world's first fleet of slipstream lorries with meat hanging rails.