Author Posts: Greg Goulding

Ernest Doe & Sons celebrates 125 years of business

Family business celebrates over a century of working in the agricultural industry.

Harvest the benefits of migrating to private cloud

The physical demands of growth can be challenging for the agricultural industry – you may have on-premises data storage systems that you’re over-working in order to maximise the last of their value, or have several different sites that are all hosting their own data. It can also be difficult to pinpoint a date in the calendar when it’s convenient to start migrating your IT systems to the cloud, writes Intercity.

Growing conditions can be unreliable, your tech shouldn’t be

Gone are the days of farms only distributing locally, and productivity being based on rising at the crack of dawn. After all, Daylight Saving Time has been on the verge of obsoletion since 2019; lighter mornings are no longer the driving force behind the capacity of work your business is able to take on. A new dawn is rising: one of technological advancement.

Claydon Strip till: Increasing yields as well as cutting costs

Farmers and growers are facing challenging times with high input and fuel costs.  There are ways to dramatically cut these costs by switching from a conventional crop establishment system to a direct strip-till approach. And with Claydon direct strip-till, you can still maintain – or even increase – your yields, the company says.

Diversification in an uncertain world

In uncertain times, Rural Asset Finance is seeing more and more farmers looking to diversify into green energy. While traditional banks which may balk at the idea of loaning money for new enterprises that have not been tried and tested, Rural Asset Finance explains an alternative funding option that is available to diversifying farmers.

VIDEO: How a tractor is made: A tour of the New Holland plant

Since Covid-19 hit the UK in 2020, New Holland has operated a strict policy of no tours to keep the staff safe and the plant running – but Farmers Guide was lucky enough to be invited for a tour.

Contribute to the future of plant breeding

Ensuring plant breeding contributes to a more sustainable future for UK agriculture and exploring how the industry can collaborate to address this challenge, is to be explored at a knowledge exchange event next month.

Making the right decisions matters!

Keeping eyes and ears open helps when choosing the best tyre options.

A guide to selling renewable electricity

The UK is on a journey from fossil fuels to a renewable future. Drax provides a guide to creating revenue for your farm by generating and selling your own renewable electricity.

Switch dry cows and youngstock to straw-based rations to preserve forage 

Farmers fearing forage shortages because of the recent dry weather could help ease the pressure by feeding a straw or wholecrop-based ration to dry cows and youngstock. According to Mole

Dry weather increases worm egg counts in livestock

Unexpectedly high worm egg counts in livestock are being seen in areas experiencing drought, prompting experts to warn farmers to test their stock. Sheep farmer Peter Baber who farms at

New Holland harvesting event by Ernest Doe & Sons

Ernest Doe hosted a New Holland Harvester Demonstration to show off some of the latest harvesting equipment. Farmers Guide attended the Ernest Doe harvest Demonstration in Mickfield, near Stowmarket, Suffolk.

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