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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 ...





7 July 2015 | Dairy,News,NFU,Produce
NFU calls for transparent relationships in dairy supply chain

The UK dairy industry desperately needs the support of all end users of milk – from retailers’ right through to coffee shops, hotels and wholesalers -...


7 July 2015 | News,Produce,Sheep
Plaid Cymru calls for urgent measures to protect farmers as price of lamb plummets by 20%

Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Agriculture Minister, Llyr Gruffydd AM, has called on the Welsh Government to take urgent steps to protect farmers as price of We...


7 July 2015 | News,NFU,Produce,Sheep
NFU asks: who’s profiting from lamb?

As the prestigious Livestock Event kicks off at the NEC, latest figures show that while the retail price of lamb for consumers is lower in the spring ...


A swarm of celebrities descend upon Bee Garden Party

A swarm of celebrities supporting Monmouth Charity Bees for Development at Bee Garden Party in Royal Palace Gardens - Marlborough House, The Mall, Lon...


7 July 2015 | Dairy,News,Produce,Renewables
Wyke Farms sends green gas to grid and secures position as ‘greenest’ cheese brand

Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processor, today commissioned the second phase of its Bio Gas project which ...


7 July 2015 | Education,Forestry,News
New Farm Africa report outlines promising results to making forests pay for local communities

A new report released today by international development charity Farm Africa shows promising results for the Participatory Forest Management (PFM) app...


Farmers 'reaching boiling point' over falling incomes

The fall in lamb prices, drastically reduced farm incomes and frustrations over the volume of imported lamb on supermarket shelves means farmer anger ...


7 July 2015 | Agri Safety,News
Action on farm safety needed as fatality figures show no decline

Farmers are being urged to assess risks and take action in making their farms safer for themselves and others around them, as the Health and Safety Ex...


Heat wave in west US 'damaging wheat potential'; corn closes lower

Soycomplex Beans closed with double digit losses, and much closer to session lows than session highs. Today was in fact the last ever daytime open ...


7 July 2015 | Education,News,Renewables
University study reveals important findings for AD operators

The University of Aarhus has revealed important findings from an extensive study into the performance of Landia’s externally-mounted GasMix system, sh...


Farm Safety Week 2015 – Take chances with machinery? Not on your life!

• Themed help and advice placed online each day of the third annual Farm Safety Week 6-10 July • Farm Safety Foundation, Farm Safety Partnerships, t...


Ventilation sock system launched by Hydor

Hydor’s new Ventilation Sock System (HVSS), which supplies fresh air to all parts of a livestock building has been unveiled. The first application ...


6 July 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Cereals and oilseeds area for harvest 2015 down 2%

The total area of cereals and oilseeds for harvest 2015 in Great Britain is estimated at 3.72Mha, down 2% from 2014, according to the annual AHDB Cere...


Avondale beekeepers buzzing after bonus donation

A Lanarkshire community group project dedicated to managing beehives is set to receive a crucial £1,386 grant from Banks Community Fund. Avondale C...


Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death...



Husbandry News Jobs


Start Date: 7 July 2015
 Ground worker Urgently Required: Work in the South Warwickshire and Oxfordshire

Self Employed Groundworker Urgently Required - suit person used to working on Farms and Agricultural Properties. Experience i...


Start Date: 1 July 2015
Skilled arable operator who is happy to work with Beef>>>Fordham

Large arable and beef farm is looking for a new staff member. the company runs 2 balers which bale 6,000 bales each.- Initial...


Start Date: 18 June 2015
Tractor Driver & fencing with more than 5 years experience>> Baldock

Tractor Driver & fencing with more than 5 years experience  ---- A varied job available with a small famil...


Start Date: 20 June 2015
Job on a 180 cow Ayr calving  dairy farm for a  milker /gfw

dairy farm based nr telford, shropshire 180 ayr calving holstien cows. Tmr fed, cubicle housed and ,grazing ,20/40 hb pa...


Start Date: 30 June 2015
Forklift driver / General farm worker Job for immediate start

Agricola Growers Ltd farm 3000 acres on the Devon/ Cornwall border not far from Plymouth. The business grows a range of crops...












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