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29 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Falling milk prices contributing to farmer depression

Falling milk prices are causing financial worries for many farmers and can even contribute to a sense of isolation and even increase the likelihood of...


28 January 2015 | Cattle,Finance,News
Poor beef prices underline need for Agricultural Ombudsman

Poor beef prices in 2014 and this year’s plunge in the price of milk have underlined the need for the Government to create an Agricultural Ombudsman t...


Scottish farmers face crisis of confidence

Following a strong 2013, Scottish farmers have seen their incomes fall dramatically last year which is causing a crisis of confidence in the industry,...


28 January 2015 | Cattle,Finance,Market Reports,News
Beef market remains robust as UK cattle slaughter numbers rise

The number of cattle slaughtered in Scotland and GB during late 2014 was well ahead of 2013 levels despite British Cattle Movement Service data sugges...


27 January 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Prince William to boost sausage exports to China?

Prince William is being urged to help pave the way for further processed pork exports to China - and success could bring £15m boost for British farmer...


27 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
New partnership enhances beef and dairy genetics in Australia

A new partnership marketing an elite range of dairy and beef sires throughout Australia has been formed by Cogent Breeding Ltd and Universal Sires Aus...


26 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Dairy farmers need to be better prepared for market changes

Dairy farmers need to be better prepared for market changes after a new report revealed that their numbers have halved in the last decade. It comes...


Scottish beef producers prepare for US visit

Preparations are being made as part of a visit by US inspectors in a bid to get Scottish red meat back onto the US market following a 25-year ban. ...


Treating cattle parasites during housing

When housing cattle, it is a good opportunity to re-set the clock for some parasites such as liver fluke. However, for others such as lice and man...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,News,Pigs,Sheep
Reminder on annual sheep and goat count

All Scottish sheep and goat keepers have been reminded to return their annual inventory form before 31 January. Under European law, all keepers mus...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Future's bright for milk industry, Welsh government director says

It's a difficult time for milk producers, however the long term trend for consumption of dairy products 'remains positive' and prices will correct the...


Holstein sires show successful transition from genomic to daughter proofs

Young Holstein sires launched initially with genomic proofs are progressing to daughter-proven status with figures close to their original genomic pre...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Welsh dairy industry at mercy of a 'perfect storm'

The Welsh Government must do more to champion the Welsh dairy industry as it faces severe challenges in the face of a perfect storm. That was the m...


22 January 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Don't blame supermarkets for milk crisis, says First Milk chairman Paice

The crisis in the dairy industry is not the fault of supermarkets, according to First Milk Chairman Sir Jim Paice, who was speaking to NFU members in ...


Injunction sends 'clear message' to badger cull protesters

A sentence imposed on animal rights activists for breaching an injunction against farmers during pilot badger culls 'will send a warning' that such ac...



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