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This Greek cattle feeder prefers to take Belgian Blue bull calves to finish.

Greek beef feeder favours Romanian ‘Blues’

Farm aims for improved efficiency in a competitive market


Consumers in Greece love their beef, creating a high year-round demand for the protein source. To feed this demand there are a number of larger beef-fattening units set up around the country, supplying the meat to both private customers and wholesalers. However, Greek beef farmers say the recent financial crisis in the country has hurt […] Read more

The Agricost farm has over 50,000 tonnes of grain storage.

Europe’s biggest arable farm extends to 57,000 hectares

The largest farm in the EU is in Romania, but owned by a UAE investment fund

With 57,000 hectares to harvest and a subsidy cheque of $15 million coming in, Agricost is the largest farm in Europe and is based in Romania. In the spring of 2018, United Arab Emirates-based investment fund Al Dahra purchased the farm from a Romanian businessman in a deal worth over $345 million. This investment group […] Read more


Scott Renwick and family operate a beef cattle and sheep on about 20,000 acres in northwest Scotland, marketing purebred Luing cattle and lambs.

Luing cattle can navigate their native Highlands

Scottish breed works well in a 
mixed beef and sheep operation

Farming in the Scottish Highlands can be classed as one of the more challenging environments to make a living, but results can be good when the land and livestock work in harmony. Scott Renwick is quite a busy farmer running his beef and sheep farm at Inverbroom in the northwest of the country while also […] Read more

South African beef producer Calla Visser with some of his Bonsmara cattle.

Hyenas aren’t on Canadian predator list

The world’s beef producers face similar but different challenges

Every evening Calla Visser has to round up more than 400 cattle on his farm in eastern Botswana and herd them into outdoor corrals for the night to protect them against theft and predators. And early every morning Calla and his staff start going around the five different corrals on his 6,000-hectare farm counting all […] Read more


Rowland Munger and his son Rowly are the second and third generation producing Brahman cattle for breeding and meat markets.

Brahman cattle fit breeding and meat market

Hearty breed can handle climate and produce quality meat in crossbreeding program

Just outside Francistown in eastern Botswana, South Africa is Wayside Brahman Stud run by three generations of the Munger family. This well-known family name has been breeding both the red and grey Brahman cattle for more than 30 years, gaining a good reputation for quality stud and commercial stock. Wayside Brahmans hosts an on-farm auction […] Read more

The new Series III JCB telehandler line includes four models, with lift heights to 9.5 metres.

JCB launches the Series III telehandler

Brand focuses on maximum visibility 
in new global handler launch

Long gone are the days of poor visibility from cabs in a telescopic handler. JCB is bringing a new range of agricultural Loadalls to the global market that further improves the views. In fact, the British manufacturer says its new Series III range has an all singing, all dancing Command Plus cab, that is also […] Read more



The Lift is a automated device for cutting into open face of a silage pit. In this photo the Shuttle Eco robotic feed cart has arrived, at left, and stopped next to the Lift which will load it with fresh silage.

EU beef producers ready for robotic feeders

Systems can feed precise rations 24 hours a day

With labour shortages increasing across the agricultural industry internationally, robotic feeding is set to play a significant part on livestock farms in the future. In Europe and other parts of the world, small and large beef units, even outdoor feedlots, are all targets for autonomous feeding systems backed up by the latest sensors, clouds and […] Read more


New technology for feeding calves on pastures, whether you have a few or a lot.

New ideas for feeding and housing calves

Designs and technology showcased in Germany

Giving young calves the best start in life will reward farmers in the long run, as healthier animals thrive much better. With a growing consumer focus on animal welfare, farmers are being urged to ensure calves destined for both beef and dairy herds have the best comfort in life. This was a key message delivered […] Read more