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YOUNG FARMERS

James Herrick: Less topping means more wildlife

It is no secret that I have a penchant for a stiff-bristled brush or that I pride myself on cutting flat hedges, drilling straight tramlines and maintaining a tidy yard.…

FARMLIFE

Dairy farmer earns place in US Olympics team

A US track-and-field athlete who grew up milking cows on the family farm has secured her place at the Tokyo Olympics after setting a new trials record in the 1,500m…

FARMLIFE

Get ready for FW’s harvest 2021 photo competition

Enjoy taking photos with your phone, DSLR or drone? With the start of harvest just around the corner for some, Farmers Weekly is giving you the chance to see one of…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: I'm all ears for some wheat answers

You’d think that an earwash fungicide on the wheats would be a simple job – a chance to calmly contemplate the end of another arable campaign (my 30th) on a…

FARMLIFE

Somerset farm stunned by 105kg heifer calf

A watchful eye is being kept on a monster heifer calf born over the weekend on a Somerset dairy that tipped the scales at 105kg. Both Holstein cow and purebred…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Birthdays, budding shepherds and animal pals

Thanks to everyone who's uploaded photos to our Farmlife Framed gallery. It’s a fantastic snapshot of your lives. Your kids are often the stars of the photos, so here is…

Young farmers

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YOUNG FARMERS

James Herrick: Less topping means more wildlife

It is no secret that I have a penchant for a stiff-bristled brush or that I pride myself on cutting flat hedges, drilling straight tramlines and maintaining a tidy yard.…

YOUNG FARMERS

Chris Bennett: NZ public backs flood-hit farmers

The clean-up is well under way after the "Canterbury floods" hit a few weeks ago where I farm in New Zealand. In what has been described as a "one-in-100-years event",…

YOUNG FARMERS

Young farmers’ views sought on future use of land

Next-generation farmers and rural young people have been asked for their views on future land use to ensure their voice helps shape new government policy. Future policy on food production,…

YOUNG FARMERS

Charlie Beaty: Next generation face 'mind-boggling' barriers

Defra's new plan to offer a lump sum of up to £100,000 to the "oldies" of our industry to hang up their flat caps and hand the reins over to…

Flindt on Friday

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FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: I'm all ears for some wheat answers

You’d think that an earwash fungicide on the wheats would be a simple job – a chance to calmly contemplate the end of another arable campaign (my 30th) on a…

FLINDT ON FRIDAY

Flindt on Friday: A man, a van, no plan... pandemonium!

OK, I admit it: it was probably a bit unnecessary (and a tad unkind) to give the chemical delivery man a bit of an earful. While I’d been sitting in…

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Health and wellbeing

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Holistic farmer wellbeing health check: How are you really?

Farmers are notorious for spending more time thinking about their livestock, costs and crops than their own happiness and wellbeing. This is perhaps best explained by agriculture’s long history, slight…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

8 strong Britain's Fittest Farmer 2021 entries so far

Farming men and women from right across the nation are signing up to take part in Farmers Weekly's 2021 Britain's Fittest Farmer competition. This hit health and wellbeing project is making…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Britain's Fittest Farmers take on cow for Online Farm Sunday

Britain's Fittest Farmers have taken up a fresh challenge against a four-legged friend in the build-up to Open Farm Sunday's virtual incarnation. All this week, James Arney, from Somerset, and…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

10 tips to improve resilience at lambing and calving

Lambing and calving are busy times for farmers, with sleep often in short supply and not enough hours in the day to ensure you take care of yourself. But planning…

Britain's Fittest Farmer

British agriculture’s hit health and wellbeing series is back for a fresh round of friendly competition, getting the nation’s farmers talking about their mental and physical health. Applications for Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2021 are now open to anyone who is aged 18 or over and works in UK agriculture.
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FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Birthdays, budding shepherds and animal pals

Thanks to everyone who's uploaded photos to our Farmlife Framed gallery. It’s a fantastic snapshot of your lives. Your kids are often the stars of the photos, so here is…

FARMLIFE

Video: First look at Clarkson's farming series

Amazon Prime Video has dropped a trailer for Jeremy Clarkson’s new farming series and revealed the start date. Released on YouTube on Friday (21 May), the video gives a glimpse…

YOUNG FARMERS

Farm Kids Lockdown Art and Video Projects – the winners

Thanks to all the creative children who shared their wonderful artwork and videos as part of our Farm Kids Lockdown Project. The competition, designed to help keep youngsters entertained, invited…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Video: Farmers open up about mental health

Two farmers have opened up about their battles to overcome mental health issues for a new short film released to highlight Farming Help Awareness Week. Poor mental health remains one…