Closing off pastures for deferred grazing to feed young stock and dry cows over the winter period can reduce feed and housing costs dramatically.
Most farmers don’t often stop to think about who owns the UK, writes Mike Taylor. Quite reasonably they are probably much more concerned about the small part they own or rent.
With farmers moving into their wheat crops having harvested barley and oilseed, reports from around the region confirm the trend of higher yields as seen in barley is continuing, writes Paul Crump.
In Shropshire we are blessed with wonderful countryside producing delicious food, renewable energy, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitats and an environment that is delightful to live in or visit.
A £500,000 cash pot to help rural tourism businesses has been launched in Shropshire.
With farmers across the country continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has asked the Government for an emergency-use derogation to allow farmers to use seed treatments in rapeseed this autumn.
A row has broken out over the way the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society runs the English Winter Fair. Almost half the committee has been sacked.
England’s pilot badger cull is working and should be rolled out to other parts of Britain, including Mid Wales, Shropshire’s former environment minster has said.