Lockdown projects for farm kids

With more children studying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has created some educational games to help them stay safe on farms.

Arable farmer reviews award-winning workwear

Leon Boots Co EXBL Unisex Black Boot wins on affordability, lightness and comfort.

“We’ve always been innovative and found new ways to generate income”

Farmers Matt and Pip Smith are tough. Farming 850 feet above sea level on the edge of Bodmin Moor near Launceston in Cornwall, the 2017 Sheep Farmer of the Year is used to high rainfall and challenging conditions buffeting the 480-acre site with grazing rights, where the couple farm 1,000 Romney ewes and some 700 venison at any one time – including 238 breeding hinds.

Land Rover sells for £19K after 30 years in farmer’s barn

A Land Rover that spent the past 30 years in a farmers’ barn, having been owned by the same family since it was new, received bids from as far away as New Zealand in a recent auction sale.

Norfolk Farm Park helps “critical” rare cattle breed

Melsop Farm Park in Norfolk is working to preserve one of the UK’s rarest breeds of native cattle, having purchased two Albions which are expected to calve next year.

Unique clothing range is a hit with farmers

When farmer Jack Sheffield spotted a gap in the market for an exciting clothing brand for young farmers, he decided to create his own line. His company name, Feel Alive Agri, was inspired by a joke between friends, which later took off on social media. Farmers Guide spoke to him to find out more…

Finalists chosen for Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award

The finalists for the prestigious Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award – which recognises the achievements of women in the British dairy industry – have been selected.

Harvesting your rural opinions

When Sarah Morris moved from London to mid Wales in 2013, she realised that the research industry she worked in was failing to listen to people living in rural areas of the UK.

Prince Charles to give up organic farm after 35 years

The Prince of Wales will not be renewing the lease on his 1,000-acre organic farm in Gloucestershire, it has been confirmed.

Farmer’s podcast shares top tips on getting into dairying

A dairy farmer from Staffordshire says attending specific dairy courses and joining discussion groups were a vital part in equipping her and her husband with the skills to run their own business.

26 ways farmers are doing their bit for net zero

The NFU has published 26 examples of how farmers are working towards net zero on their farms, showing how other farmers can make changes to their businesses to help achieve the NFU’s 2040 net zero ambition.

Farmer spots gap in the market for durable, stylish work shirts

When farmer Claire Power moved from Australia to Ireland nearly a decade ago to be with her partner, she was disappointed to find a lack of good clothing options for farmers in the UK – she says the basic t-shirt and jeans combo left her ‘looking like I’d just been through a lawnmower’.

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