When Cornish farmer Ashley Jones, of Smeaton Farm, harvested his 4.5ha field of oilseed rape hybrid LG Ambassador on the 22nd July, it yielded a very pleasing 4.07t/ha. A second crop of the conventional Aspire also performed well at 3.58t/ha.
Hayley Hanson, the brains behind the eponymous luxury leather brand Hayley Hanson, has set her sights on raising £5,000 for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) by raffling off a one-of-a-kind hide chair worth £2,000.
Resistant ‘super rats’ are breeding in the UK and more information is needed to reduce their numbers. A new survey will compile data to establish the extent to which resistance is understood and what methods farmers are using to control rodent infestations.
A summer of celebration was planned for the National Sheep Association (NSA) in 2020 to celebrate 40 years at its home on the Three Counties Showground, near Malvern, Worcestershire. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, the event has been postponed until larger gatherings are…