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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...


27 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Boosting Septoria control with an adjuvant results in 0.54 t/ha bonus

With Septoria being the primary target for all wheat growers and the threat of yield losses as large as 50% in severely affected crops, farmers will b...


27 January 2015 | News,Property News,Renewables
MPs urged to reinstate ‘meaningful’ Zero Carbon Homes standard

MPs have been asked to back amendments to the Infrastructure Bill which would help strengthen the “meaningless” Zero Carbon Homes standard after the b...


27 January 2015 | News,Property News,Renewables
MPs force government U-turn on fracking

Widespread concerns about climate change targets have forced the government to abandon plans to fast-track fracking in the UK on Monday. A committe...


27 January 2015 | News,Renewables
New report urges more wind power for UK

With Britain’s inability to store gas long-term and 79% of coal being imported, wind energy could be the answer to making the UK’s energy supply more ...


Ever-changing role of the agronomist

The role of today’s agronomist is constantly changing. Each new season brings with it a unique set of challenges, whether they are responding to incre...


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...


23 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
UK wheat yields have potential to double

UK wheat yields have theoretical potential to more than double over the next 10-20 years if every aspect of agronomy is fine-tuned and technological a...


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 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Thousands get ready to claim Basic Payment Scheme in 2015

The Rural Payments Agency is inviting thousands more farmers and landowners to register on new the service to claim this year's payments. RPA CEO 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 ...



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