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

YAGRO Joins Frontier Agriculture Group of Companies

In 2015 we set out to build a company that would change the way data and information was used in farming; that would genuinely add value to a farmer’s business; and that would help the next generation of farmers apply their skills and manage their farms with full confidence. Today we are excited to share that we are supercharging our ability to deliver that vision.

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Best in Field Awards: Forage Maize - South Pickenham Estate

South Pickenham Estate has been credited with having the best variable cost of production for Forage Maize at £8.63 per tonne. We spoke to James Brown, the Farm Manager at South Pickenham, to hear how they achieved this and find out more about their future plans. 

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Best in Field Award: Beans - Fridays Ltd.

Fridays Ltd has been credited with having the best cost of production for Beans in the system at £40.81/t. We spoke to James Wrighton to find out more about how they achieved this and to hear about their future plans.

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Best in Field Awards: Spring Wheat - Pilkington Farms Partnership

Pilkington Farm Partnership has been credited with having the best cost of production for Spring Wheat in our system which they produced at £42.34/t. We spoke to Jamie Melrose to find out how they achieved this and to find out a bit more about what they have planned for the future. 

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Lincolnshire Farm has the best Cost of Production for Winter Feed Wheat

Worth Farms in Lincolnshire have been identified as the Best in Field for Winter Feed Wheat producing KWS Grafton at £29.91 per tonne, meaning they had the most efficient overall cost of production for Winter Feed Wheat in 2020. Simon Day is the Farm Manager of the 2,500ha farm; we sat down with him to find out more about how they achieved this and their future plans. 

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Best Overall Performer 2020

A.P Innes Ltd. have been identified as the winners of our ‘Best Overall Performer Award 2020’; verified as the most efficient overall cost of production across all crops. A.P. Innes were also awarded the ‘Best In Field - Oilseed Rape’ for having the lowest overall cost of production for that crop. We spoke to Graham Innes to find out how they achieved this and what A. P. Innes have planned for the future. 

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