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Potato Council's Winter Forum tour kicks off Thursday

With just seven weeks until Spring, January is an ideal time to meet up with fellow growers and technical experts to get prepared for the 2015 potato ...


UK livestock face multiple mycotoxin threats

Livestock in the UK are facing multiple mycotoxin challenges in the feeds they consume and farmers are being warned to adopt a new approach. That’...


23 December 2014 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry
Methionine shortage causes problems for feed manufacturers

Methionine, the raw material used in poultry feeds is in short supply, and is causing problems for feed manufacturers, and in turn for poultry farmers...


UK farmer confidence falling, according to new survey

Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a drop in farmer confidence, a new survey by the NFU has revealed. After th...


10 December 2014 | Cattle,Feed and Forage,Finance,News
Calf coats reduce feed costs, study finds

Using calf coats on calves born in the winter months can improve growth and reduce feed costs, according to researchers at Harper Adams University. ...


Soil threat undermining our current way of life

The world’s soils face a wide range of threats that could undermine the very basis to our current way of life. Recently Europe has seen flooding that...


8 December 2014 | Dairy,Feed and Forage,Finance,News
Dairy producers urged to cut feed costs

There may be little festive cheer around for dairy farmers operating in a falling milk price environment, but many producers could cut feed costs by b...


13 November 2014 | Feed and Forage,News
The total feed business is central theme in ForFarmers refocused strategy

ForFarmers wants to contribute to better returns for customers by offering optimal animal nutrition solutions. This remains the basis for ForFarmers s...


Move to ban pesticides 'a threat to UK food security'

Scientists have cast doubt on the European Union’s aim to restrict the use of a range of pesticides. They have voiced this view in response to a r...


Businesses to receive funding to solve food security challenges

Businesses will receive £5 million of funding to develop innovations to solve some of the world's greatest agriculture challenges such as food securit...


19 September 2014 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Feed and Forage,News,NFU
Bird control decision will help farmers and growers, says NFU

Natural England’s decision not to complicate rules for farmers and growers who need to protect their crops from certain bird species is a sensible dec...


2 September 2014 | Feed and Forage,News,Poultry
Spy in the bag - Laying hen nutrition

Ever wondered what’s in your hens feed but were too afraid to ask? In this article Zoe Kay helps producers understand what their birds are eating and ...


Cameron announces £400m food procurement plans

From 2017, central government will commit to buying fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food, through a new, simplified food and drink buying standard. ...


Seven steps for forage success

Poor optimisation of forage yields through simple losses in field, clamp and at feeding out could be causing dry matter (DM) declines upwards of 40%, ...


UK farming policy needs overhaul to tackle future problems, report says

Major changes are needed to the UK's food and farming policy if it is to combat food poverty, obesity and environmental problems of the future, accord...



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