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News from YAGRO and information, insight and commentary on agtech and farming.

Best In Field Awards: Forage Maize - Geo E Gittus & Sons Ltd

Feeding the concrete cow.

Steven Brummitt, Farm Manager of Geo E Gittus & Sons Ltd has been credited with having the lowest cost of production for their forage Maize at £8.18 per ton for 2021 harvest. We spoke to Steven to find out a little more about the farm and how he’s achieved this impressive crop.

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Best in Field: Oilseed Rape - A P Innes

Best OSR cost of production two years in a row.

For a second year in a row, Graham Innes and the team at AP Innes have been credited with having the lowest cost of production for their Oilseed Rape, Producing LG’s Acacia at £73.29/t with a yield of 4.8t/ha. We spoke to Graham to find out how he’d managed to reduce his cost of production further as well as his plans for the future.

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Best In Field Awards: Winter Beans - Cranborne Farms

Environmentally focused farming tops Winter Bean production

Cranborne Farms have been credited with having the lowest cost of production for Winter Beans for Harvest 2021 at £36 per tonne. We spoke to Cranborne Farm Manger - Tom Dart to find out how the farm operate and what has led to this incredibly low production cost.  

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Real-time Intelligent Tracking of Crop Performance

YAGRO Tracker on full release after successful beta-testing

YAGRO Tracker is now LIVE to all farmers for in-season tracking of variable spend, sales and both commodity and input market pricing. With input and commodity price changes and the ongoing BPS withdrawal, this season has already forced many farmers and growers to revise their budgets. It is now more essential than ever to establish forecasts and track against them.

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Best In Field Awards: Spring Wheat and Spring Barley - R H Topham and Sons Ltd

RH Topham and Sons have been credited with the lowest variable cost of production for both Spring Wheat at £36.69/t and Spring Barley at £34.07/t. We visited Ian Lutey, Farm manager at R H Topham and Sons Ltd to find out a little more about how they have achieved these impressive figures.

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The ‘Big 5’ of Challenges Facing Farm Data

We believe in a bright future for agriculture; one where data is invaluable in helping Britain’s expert farmers and advisors make the most informed and therefore the best decisions for their needs. At YAGRO we’ve methodically built our capabilities to meet the unique challenges facing farming data. It’s been the hardest single challenge of our careers. In this blog we cover the top challenges to farm data and how we’ve overcome them.

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Early bird access now open for our new Tracker feature

Tomorrow at CropTec 21 we are officially opening Early Bird Access to our breakthrough tool for managing sales, costs, and market prices throughout the season: YAGRO Tracker. Early Bird Access will be available in the period until full feature launch in early 2022.

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Your data is your data: YAGRO’s Gold Standard for farmer data rights

With the explosion of technology on farm, data ownership has become a critical topic for UK agriculture. Our industry is maturing away from single software solutions, towards an inter-connected, intelligent network where farmers can unlock incredible value by sharing data. To safeguard this value to farmers, data ownership becomes dramatically more important – and complex. We want to lead the industry on data rights just as we do on technology and have thus updated our terms – to maintain our role as UK farming’s trusted innovators in data.

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The YAGRO Christmas Card Competition is back

Win a John Deere Tractor!

Our Christmas Card Competition is back for another year, and another John Deere tractor is up for grabs! We are looking for a creative and ‘Farming Christmas’ themed design to go out as our Christmas Card this year, so if you have a child that is 12 or under who loves to draw and like tractors - then, please send their designs into us by 9 pm on Sunday 5th December. 

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