Magazine

May 2022


Welcome to the May edition of The Northern Farmer!
This edition has a ten-page section celebrating NBA Beef Expo, which is taking place at Darlington Farmers Auction Mart.
In addition, there is a spring arable section, focusing on how to reduce costs, and a look at how land and farm prices are continuing to increase this year.

April 2022


Welcome to the April edition of The Northern Farmer!
Your April Northern Farmer is a dairy special, focusing on welfare, trace element nutrition and the pioneers of selective breeding.

March 2022


Welcome to the March edition of The Northern Farmer!
This edition has a 12-page supplement with all our winners from The Northern Farmer Awards 2022, which was held at Pavilions of Harrogate.
In addition, there is a sheep special looking at lamb management, as well as a spring arable section.

February 2022


Welcome to the February edition of The Northern Farmer!


January 2022


Welcome to the January edition of The Northern Farmer!

Your January Northern Farmer is a lambing special, with all the information you need to keep ewes in top condition. We also take an in-depth look at the devastating impact of Storm Arwen.

December 2021


Welcome to the December edition of The Northern Farmer!

This edition includes our Livestock Special, and a special feature on Goats and Camelids. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all our team. See you in 2022!

November 2021


Welcome to the November edition of The Northern Farmer!

This edition includes a six-page Dairy Special with a feature on a family from Cumbria who have invested in a new parlour, plus an update on the new rules affecting the use of red diesel and the best ways of managing your grain harvest.

October 2021


Welcome to the October edition of The Northern Farmer!

This edition is packed with all the latest farming news and features from across the region, and includes a special section on Machinery & Technology. There are also features on the success of a mother-and-daughter team in breeding Beltex sheep and a preview of Borderway Agri Expo, which is back for the first time since the pandemic.

September 2021


Welcome to the September edition of The Northern Farmer!

The September edition of Northern Farmer is packed with all the latest farming news and features from across the region, and includes an arable special on the 2021 harvest, a preview of the Agri Expo and an in-depth look at the work of young hill farmer Matthew Fearon .

August 2021


Welcome to the August edition of The Northern Farmer!

Your August edition is a summer sheep special, which features a farmer who is switching from rugby to breeding sheep, as well as rams sales, and how to deal with sheep health issues. There is also a review of this year’s successful four-day Great Yorkshire Show.

July 2021


Welcome to the July edition of The Northern Farmer!

Our July edition looks ahead to the Great Yorkshire Show later this month with a special eight-page preview, among our usual news, views and analysis of all the big issues in agriculture. We also launch our 2022 Northern Farmer Awards, with the nomination form included.

June 2021


Welcome to the June edition of The Northern Farmer!

June’s Northern Farmer is a livestock special – we speak to farmers thinking inside the box, rather than outside for their latest venture, and another who has radically changed his system to focus on environmental benefits.

May 2021


Welcome to the May edition of The Northern Farmer!

Your May edition of Northern Farmer is an arable special, where crops in the region are looking at being better than last year, and Manor Farm near Darlington welcomes some very special visitors.

April 2021


Welcome to the April edition of The Northern Farmer!

Your April edition of Northern Farmer is a dairy special, in which we take a look at the Brown Swiss breed, the benefits of block calving and the importance of trace elements supplementation. Our cover story focuses on traditional hill farmer Mary Brough, who is harnessing the power of social media to give an insight into life in the uplands.

March 2021


Welcome to the March edition of The Northern Farmer!

The bumper March edition is a livestock special, and includes 12 pages of pictures, profiles and reaction from the 2021 Northern Farmer Awards.

February 2021


Welcome to the February edition of The Northern Farmer!

The February edition of Northern Farmer focuses on pig and poultry health – and includes profiles of the 2021 Northern Farmer Awards finalists in a special pull-out.

January 2021


Welcome to the January edition of The Northern Farmer!

As well as containing all the latest agricultural news and views from across the North, your January edition of Northern Farmer is a lambing special and we are launching our Northern Farmer Awards 2021.

December 2020


Welcome to the December edition of The Northern Farmer!

As well as containing all the latest agricultural news and views from across the North, your December edition of Northern Farmer is a camelid special, looking at the rise of alpaca farming in the region.

November 2020


Welcome to the November edition of The Northern Farmer!

This month's edition is a dairy special, with features including spotlights on two North Yorkshire farms using state of the art methods to boost their businesses - plus all the latest news and opinion, including analysis of the latest developments in the progress of the Environment and Agriculture Bills.

October 2020


Welcome to the October edition of The Northern Farmer!

This month’s edition celebrates The Northern Farmer’s tenth anniversary in a special three-page feature with comments from former editors and a display of front covers from each year since 2010. As well as this, there are informative articles on beef, sheep, dairy and arable with a breed focus on Dutch Spotted sheep, and an interview with Jodie Swan, the new NSA Next Generation Ambassador. There are also sections on insurance/finance and education/training.

September 2020


Welcome to the September edition of The Northern Farmer!

All the latest agricultural news and views from across the North, plus our Autumn Livestock Special, featuring a passionate family who have found pedigree Longhorn and Aberdeen Angus cattle to be a perfect mix for their organic beef enterprise.

August 2020


Welcome to the August edition of The Northern Farmer!

All the latest agricultural news and views from across the North, plus our Sheep Special, featuring a passionate breeder of Wensleydales, and a family who have enjoyed one of their best years yet for pedigree Lleyn lambs.

July 2020


Welcome to the July edition of The Northern Farmer!

The July edition of Northern Farmer contains the latest on what is happening with agricultural shows, including how the Great Yorkshire Show will be managed, this year, as an online event. There is a special section on Pigs and Poultry, profiles of two more of our award winners and features on beef, dairy, arable and business.

June 2020


Welcome to the June edition of The Northern Farmer!

The June edition of Northern Farmer contains 48 pages of the latest developments in farming. It includes a Livestock Special, profiles of two of our award winners, as well as an extended section on Machinery & Technology. There are the usual features on beef, dairy, arable and business, plus reaction to the all-important Agriculture Bill.

May 2020


Welcome to the May edition of The Northern Farmer!

Look inside for all May's news in the farming community.

April 2020


Welcome to the April edition of The Northern Farmer!

See our April edition for the latest on how the coronavirus crisis is affecting the farming community in the North of England as it works hard to keep the nation fed, plus stories and pictures from The Northern Farmer Awards night and a profile of our overall winners, Andrew and Caroline Hunter from Northumberland. Also in this edition we meet a young beef farmer with a passion for all things pedigree, a flock owner and author whose love of the landscape and sheep has led her to engage with the public on farming issues, a dairy farming family whose top cows are record breakers, and we learn about the quest to find a ‘superwheat’.

February 2020


Welcome to the February edition of The Northern Farmer!

See our February edition for all the latest farming news for the North of England, plus specialist features from around the region. In this edition we introduce all the finalists in The Northern Farmer Awards 2020, report on two new initiatives to support farmers who are coming under pressure, get an expert regional reaction to the Agriculture Bill, focus on top machinery events in the North, and much more.

January 2020


Welcome to the January edition of The Northern Farmer!

See our January edition for all the latest farming news for the North of England, plus features from around the region. In this edition we look ahead to lambing time, with comments from a leading sheep expert about balancing the benefits and pressures of using a wormer during this period, and we have some tips from a vet on how to make this very busy time more manageable

December 2019


Welcome to the December edition of The Northern Farmer!

See our December edition for all the latest farming news for the North of England, plus features from around the region. There’s a big emphasis on machinery and technology in this edition, with previews of two major shows in Yorkshire and a report from Cumbria on celebrations for the anniversary of a partnership between a leading dealership and a major manufacturer.

November 2019


Welcome to the October edition of The Northern Farmer!

See our November edition for all the latest farming news for the North of England, plus features from around the region on issues ranging from the latest innovations in the dairy sector to making the best use of farm buildings as winter approaches.

October 2019


Welcome to the October edition of The Northern Farmer!

See our October edition for all the latest farming news for the North of England, plus features from around the region on issues ranging from tackling livestock health threats to highlighting the success of the young generation in agriculture.