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3 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Milk delivery Easter strike looms

Milk supplies are to be hit over Easter as union members working for Arla Foods are set to strike over terms and conditions. Gmb said their members...


3 March 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs
Shoppers urge retailers to stock British pork

A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell pork from British farms, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork caused by turm...


Veterinary association looks forward to Brucellosis free declaration for Northern Ireland

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and its Northern Ireland Branch have welcomed the announcement that Stormont’s Department of Agriculture is t...


3 March 2015 | News,Renewables
Lincolnshire farmers to bid for a share of £14m

Farmers in Greater Lincolnshire can now apply for new grants to help them protect the environment and reduce water pollution. Environment Minister ...


Scientists use mouse gene to create TB-resistant cattle

Scientists have created the first genetically engineered cattle which they say are resistant to tuberculosis, thereby reducing the need to cull infect...


2 March 2015 | News,Renewables
Gaia-Wind Appoints First Japanese Reseller

World leading farm scale wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind has appointed its first reselling partner in Japan. Green-Power Corporation, based in Ka...


Worrying increase in milk spots in pigs

A worrying increase in milk spot lesions in pigs slaughtered in England is revealed in the latest survey data from the BPEX Pig Health Scheme. The...


EU grains close uniformly higher on the day

EU grains closed uniformly higher on the day, and mixed for the week. Paris wheat continues to perform better than its London counterpart, due to stro...


Possible winterkill damage to Russian wheat; Brazilian trucker strike

Soycomplex Beans closed higher on the day and higher for the week, with uncertainty over the Brazilian truckers strike continuing to provide suppor...


Grants will offer farmers and land owners 'real opportunities'

With the start of March comes the opening of the window for the new 2015 Countryside Productivity Scheme (CPS). With the recent changes to the CA...


Two blocks of Shropshire land for sale at March auction

Two blocks of agricultural land in Shropshire will be going under the hammer at a public auction in Shrewsbury on March 19. The 3pm auction, conduc...


Fantastic four earn Futures opportunity with Cogent

Four young cattle breeding enthusiasts from all over the UK have seen off the competition to become finalists in Cogent’s Futures Programme 2015. T...


2 March 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Safeguarding your herd: Biosecurity

In this, the second advisory guide being published by The National Beef Association’s (NBA) Animal Health Committee, they look at on farm Bio-security...


UK oilseed rape departs for Turkey

Oilseed rape from more than 7,000 hectares has left the UK bound for Turkey in what is thought to be the biggest single shipment of its kind for at le...


2 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Knowing oilseed rape density 'crucial'

Knowing your oilseed rape plant density is crucial for making pollen beetle control decisions, according to HGCA. As pollen beetles tend to start m...



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