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Due to increasingly stricter legislation in animal welfare and sustainability of production, commercial animal husbandry has gone through tremendous changes in recent years. A new European project, led by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences, aims through innovation networks to implement new practices in animal welfare and production in the laying hen industry. The Hennovation project involves 15 researchers from five EU ...





30 June 2015 | News,NFU,Produce
Opening new export markets is absolutely vital, says NFU President

Selling more UK produce abroad and growing export access has never been so important, NFU President Meurig Raymond told delegates at AHDB’s 11th annua...


Soil Association warns farmers not to spray Glyphosate due to cancer links

This harvest, the Soil Association is urging cereal farmers not to spray Glyphosate on milling wheat crops – to reduce the amount of this probable car...


30 June 2015 | News,Renewables
CLA urges Government to collaborate with landowners to meet climate challenges

It is vital that landowners and Government work in partnership to mitigate and manage the effects of climate change. This includes providing the right...


30 June 2015 | News,Renewables
'Solar Independence Day will show how versatile this technology is'

The NFU's chief adviser for renewable energy and climate change will be helping to welcome visitors to one of Britain’s largest solar farms as part of...


New technology aims to reduce environmental impact within meat production

With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world wher...


Farmers to tell their stories to save lives on the farm

Farmers will be using Farm Safety Week, which takes place from 6 to 10 July, to highlight measures needed to ensure safety on farms. The NFU, worki...


30 June 2015 | News,Sheep
Rise in lamb numbers sold in GB

A significant lift in the number of lambs being sold in Scotland and the GB took place during Royal Highland Show week, according to the latest market...


A vision for unlocking farming potential in the EU

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition, representing 11 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, today presented its joint declaration entitle...


Genetic improvement has a 'massive impact on livestock production'

International experts from Norway and the USA join the line-up of speakers at the 2015 Sheep Breeders Round Table to discuss the opportunities and cha...


EU grains trade higher; Euro weakness friendly to Paris grain

EU grains trade higher, playing catch-up with strong gains posted in US markets on Friday night, and with Paris grains supported by further euro weakn...


29 June 2015 | Agri Safety,News,Renewables
Farmers advised to think safe and stay safe near electricity

A leading power company is advising farmers, landowners and the public to always think safe and stay safe, by being aware of electricity equipment whe...


26 June 2015 | News,NFU,Supermarkets
NFU President urges Tesco to make meaningful commitment to industry

The NFU is urging Tesco to demonstrate exactly how it is delivering on its promises made in 2013 to improve relationships with suppliers, shorten supp...


One size fits nobody – Merial advises targeted approach to parasite control in sheep

As the sheep parasite season continues, Merial Animal Health is reminding farmers of the benefits of adopting a planned approach to worm control that ...


26 June 2015 | News,Renewables
Seeking ways to manage global commons will be crucial in the fight against climate change

The Pope’s encyclical of 18 June has been widely praised by environmental groups, as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The encyclical calls fo...


Prime Minister backs Thames Valley police's latest move to tackle rural crime

Prime Minister David Cameron has backed Thames Valley Police’s latest move to tackle rural crime after the police force became the first in the UK to ...



Husbandry News Jobs


Start Date: 12 June 2015
Job for Combine/tractor driver >>>>Bedford

Student/graduate required for help with 2015 harvest on a 1,400 acre all arable farm in Bedfordshire, growing wheat...


Start Date: 20 June 2015
Experienced arable operator for job near Stonehaven, Scotland.

We are farming 1000 ac - primarily growing oil seed rape and other cereals and also doing additional contracting work in the ...


Start Date: 19 June 2015
Job for EXPERIENCED  HARVEST TRACTOR DRIVER - LINCOLNSHIRE. 

EXPERIENCED  tractor driver required for harvest 2015 based in North East Lincolnshire.

Must have experience in usin...


Start Date: 29 June 2015
Farm workers wanted for jobs in NZ 

Opportunity of a lifetime working in beautiful New Zealand!! Large scale dairy operation with 1000+ cows in peak times.  farm...


Start Date: 24 June 2015
Pig stock person/General Farm Worker Job >>Scotland<<

Stock person needed for 400 sow unit on a 5 week batch system selling 7kg weaners at 4weeks old.also helping out wi...












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