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24 April 2015 | News,Sheep
Growing sheep enterprise gets a boost with new EID stick reader

With a growing sheep business and jobs off the farm too, Ian and Fiona Andrews are delighted to have won a new bit of kit that will potentially save t...


Retailers should commit to sourcing British lamb, farmers urge

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season, farmers have urged. With next month traditionally regarded as the start...


24 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Arla announce milk price increase for April

Arla has announced the UK standard litre has increased by 0.03ppl to 25.83ppl, following confirmation of the exchange rate used in the currency smooth...


24 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Help for farmers to stop losing nutrients

Farmers in England can benefit from a new guide to help them stop soil and manure running off their land. It’s published today online by the Wildfowl ...


24 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Education,News
New Farm Manager at NSC’s Walford Campus

The bells of change have rang in for the College Farm at North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus, as our new farm Manager starts work. Stephe...


Resistance to sheep wormers increasing

Early results from a sample of 25 farms have revealed that resistance to wormers is increasing. Theseinclude wormer treatments that were previously co...


Worming sheep in the Spring

Ewes The first question that needs asking is – do the ewes really need worming? In reality a lot of the ewes won’t need a dose in April. Some ma...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Potato council secures EU funding for promotional campaign

Potato Council’s director Rob Clayton today welcomed the EU Commission’s decision to approve 50% EU co-funding for an approximate £3.6m joint-venture ...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
High incidences of TuYV infection in current oilseed rape crop

Carried out by Dr John Walsh of Warwick University on behalf of breeders Limagrain UK, the survey which will be completed by the end of May, will prov...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cattle,Cereal,Crops,News
APHA agrees to scrap ‘nonsensical’ change to AFU guidance

A legal challenge backed by the NFU and funded by its Legal Assistance Scheme has resulted in the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) scrapping a ch...


22 April 2015 | Animal Health,News,Sheep
Where we are with wormer resistance

A series of meetings have been arranged to discuss the important new findings on the levels of anthelmintic resistance on farms in Wales. Overseen ...


22 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
More freedom granted to Member States over GMO usage

Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)....


London wheat posts only two net gains since Easter

EU grains closed mixed, but generally more in the red than in the green. London wheat was lower across the board, with old crop taking the biggest hit...


Corn market closes with losses; US bird flu news seen as 'bearish'

Soycomplex Beans ended with small losses. The prospect for a possible Brazilian trucker strike later in the week is supportive for old crop, where ...


22 April 2015 | Agri Safety,News,Produce
Scottish company to seize new opportunities as global feed market grows

As the world market in animal feed continues to grow, R-Biopharm Rhône, a food safety company based in Scotland, is poised to ramp up its sales of tes...



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