News - Agricultural
News updates from the field of agriculture: keep abreast of upcoming events, debates dominating the sector and the latest gossip and rumours about topics that could affect you or your company.
Schmallenberg vaccine set to go on sale
The first vaccine against the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) will go on sale to farmers after being shipped to the UK in the next few weeks.
Mid-range tractors put to the test
Today's high-horsepower tractors are expected to be more versatile and comfortable than ever before. We spent a week testing five of the most popular in the field and on the road to find out which is best.
Mid-range tractor test: Valtra T203 Direct
The Valtra was the least powerful of the test group. It performed averagely in the DLG tests, although the usability of its gearbox was its biggest downfall.
Mid-range tractor test: New Holland T7.270
The T7 finished second overall and its engine and transmission performed well at the DLG tests. The only minor disappointments were the cab and monitor.
Mid-range tractor test: MF 7624 Dyna-VT
The French-built Massey has plenty of features and a new joystick. It performed averagely at the test station and its unreliable terminal can be hard to work with.
Mid-range tractor test: Fendt 724 Vario
As usual, the Fendt delivered on working and driving comfort as well as performing well at the DLG testing station. This is reflected in its high price though.
Mid-range tractor test: John Deere 6210R
The John Deere was the only tractor on test not to use AdBlue, but it still performed well in the DLG tests. We tested a pre-production Direct Drive model, which is simple to operate butlacks a few functions.
'Vaccinate calves prior to sale this autumn'
Suckled calf producers are being encouraged to vaccinate their spring born calves for pneumonia prior to sale this autumn following a poor start to the year.
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