What does the future hold for the sheep sector?

A few months on from the official end to the transition period, livestock editor Sarah Kidby explores the key challenges and opportunities facing the sheep sector.

Onduline launches animal friendly ‘quiet’ roofing system for farm buildings

Onduline has launched a new durable roofing system, DURO SX 35, with advanced noise dampening qualities that make it ideal for auxiliary farm buildings, including those housing livestock.

Farmers warned to up security amid surge in GPS thefts

Thieves are targeting expensive tractor GPS kit as Covid-19 restrictions ease; prompting rural insurer NFU Mutual to issue a security alert.

Rural dog owners hit by soaring dog thefts since pandemic – survey

Three-quarters of rural dog owners have put in place additional measures to protect dogs from theft over the past year, according to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

Benchmarking boost for profits

A free online resource could help farms to boost profits as well as build a more sustainable business.

Trailer safety campaign to launch in May

Tilly Pass is set to launch a trailer safety campaign on 1st May, running through the main harvest towing season, to raise awareness of recommended machinery safety, available through the Head to Tow app.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Derbyshire farm with NFU President

Prime Minister Boris Johnson today saw first-hand the world-leading standards British farmers adhere to when he visited Stuart and Leanne Fairfax, livestock farmers in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.

MKM Agriculture remains open after devastating fire

Business loses building and over 70 machines after fire broke out in workshop.

Suppression systems “could save lives, combines and this year’s harvest”

Farmers installing suppression kits on their combine harvesters are set to benefit from discounted insurance and a safer harvest, says NFU Mutual.

Advanced collar boosts pregnancy rates and health

Introducing the AfiCollar, which livestock farmers are praising for its accuracy, ease of use and training programme.

Livestock farmers face higher risk of injury, study suggests

Agricultural injuries on farms are more likely to occur through interaction with animals than other operations, according to new research.

AgVantage joins forces with RWL Services

As part of its plans to expand coverage across the country, AgVantage UK Ltd has agreed a new partnership with RWL Services Ltd, enhancing support for the Dewulf brand across the UK.

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