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Dairy heifers peak at £2,420 as trade remains strong at Shrewsbury mart

The dairy trade at Shrewsbury Auction Centre has remained good throughout the challenging time for the industry and now shows signs of sharpening with...


Shoppers confused about livestock medicine, report suggests

In a sign that the horsemeat scandal continues to affect consumer sentiment around food quality and safety, new consumer research published by the Nat...


Grassland UK to showcase benefits of Selenium fertiliser

Farmers should consider applying selenium fertiliser to their grassland in a bid to improve farm animal health all year round. And visitors to Grassla...


27 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
UK urged to approve cheap EU loans for farmers

The UK must op-into a fund that aims to help ease access to finance for farmers and other rural businesses, according to MEPs. Member States and re...


27 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Farmers meet to discuss alternative blackgrass control

Organic and non-organic farmers came together on 24th March to share ideas and knowledge about the control of blackgrass. A field lab at Shimpling...


MPs support changes to 'out-dated' HS2 compulsory purchase

A report on HS2 published by a committee of influential MPs has supported changes to the out-dated compulsory purchase system. The First Special Re...


Opportunities for red meat exports to China in spotlight

Future exports of beef and lamb to China could mirror the successful blueprint of pork and benefit the entire supply chain, according to EBLEX. Pet...


CAP Reform: Are you ready?

With May 15th SAF deadline looming many questions remain to be answered, but some clarity is finally emerging. It is imperative that this form is ...


How to avoid staggers this spring

Farmers are warned to monitor lactating suckler cows for magnesium deficiency at turnout as they’re particularly vulnerable to grass staggers. But,...


26 March 2015 | Finance,News,Renewables
Removal of solar red tape welcomed by business

News that red tape is being removed from large rooftop solar schemes has pleased Gabriel Wondrausch, the chief of SunGift Solar. “This is excellent...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Keep farm cash flowing while conditions remain tough

Farm businesses should avoid extending their overdraft to fund new capital items, especially when times are tough, and instead look to secure separate...


CLA steps up rural campaign for General Election

As Parliament prepares to dissolve before the General Election on 7 May, the CLA has stepped up its own campaign to influence parliamentary candidates...


Importance of balancing suckler rations highlighted

On-farm research has highlighted key results, including improved colostrum quality, and calving ease, for spring-calving suckler cows fed a balanced r...


26 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Farmers welcome Arla milk price move

Arla has announced that it will increase the price it pays to its UK members by 0.83ppl from March 30. This will take their standard litre price to 25...


26 March 2015 | News,NFU,Property News
HS2 an 'unacceptable treble hit for farmers' as lobbying continues

As the national focus returned to HS2, the NFU again insisted the issue of the impact on farmers and productive agricultural land along the proposed r...



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