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Student’s silage project aims to advise farmers on best practice

Student’s silage project aims to advise farmers on best practice

A student’s study at Harper Adams University has found that grass silage of a shorter chop-length increases dairy cows’ dry matter intake and milk yields but that a longer chop-length increases the milk quality. The study also found that maize silage, when included in the diets of high yielding Holstein Friesians dairy cows, increases intake […]

Potential new UK vet school an interesting development, says BVA

Potential new UK vet school an interesting development, says BVA

Keele University and Harper Adams University have announced that they are in exploratory talks to establish a new UK veterinary school. Commenting on the news, British Veterinary Association President Gudrun Ravetz said: “This is a very interesting development at a time when there are many questions around the sustainability of the UK veterinary workforce as […]

Glamorgan primary school kids get first class lesson in farming

Glamorgan primary school kids get first class lesson in farming

Where does our food come from and could farming be a career? Those were some of the questions put to primary school children in Glamorgan. Providing answers to these questions were Farmers’ Union of Wales members, Nicola and Tom Lewis of Neuadd Wen Farm, Llanharan, Pontyclun, who joined Year 1 to Year 3 pupils at […]

Scientists aim to stamp out new horticultural pest

Scientists aim to stamp out new horticultural pest

Scientists will pursue cutting-edge microbiology and robotics research in a bid to stop a destructive and abundant pest which is now threatening fruit production around the world. Teams of researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, will embark on two ambitious new studies with the aim of reducing and ultimately preventing the damage caused by […]

Agricultural insight for Derby College students

Agricultural insight for Derby College students

Agriculture students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus has just returned from the Czech republic after a three day study tour. Thirteen students from the Morley based campus, were hosted by tractor manufacturer Zetor for the second year running. They were able to test drive the latest tractors, tour the manufacturing plant production line and […]

North Shropshire College welcomes new bus route extending opportunities for students

North Shropshire College welcomes new bus route extending opportunities for students

Due to high demand, North Shropshire College (NSC) has extended their Berriew bus route so that it now begins and picks up in NEWTOWN, starting in September for the 2017/2018 academic year. Chloe Edwards, Schools Liaison and Marketing Coordinator comments, “After a large amount of prospective students attended our campus open events, the demand for […]

Walford College gets an equipment boost

Walford College gets an equipment boost

The Walford Campus of North Shropshire College (NSC) has taken delivery of two new telehandlers for the students to practice their skills on, one a JCB supplied from Rea Valley Tractors and a Massey Ferguson from RVW Pugh. “These machines will offer students an excellent opportunity to develop skills” commented Farm Manager Richard Aldis. Telehandlers […]

Farmcare 2017 Scheme helps grads get a foot on the farming ladder

Farmcare 2017 Scheme helps grads get a foot on the farming ladder

In a quest to attract, develop and engage the next generation of farmers, Farmcare – the UK’s leading rural and agricultural business – has launched its 2017 Graduate Scheme, offering successful candidates a bespoke training scheme. Unlike other graduate programmes within the agricultural sector, Farmcare’s forward thinking initiative will offer new recruits a truly unique […]

Multi-million pound investment in pig research

Multi-million pound investment in pig research

Yorkshire will soon become one of the best places in Europe for pig research, thanks to significant investment from the University of Leeds and the Government. The University is about to launch new facilities at its farm to carry out research into outdoor-reared pigs, and is set to significantly upgrade its indoor-reared pig research centre. […]

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