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McCormick dealer P&D Engineering hosts Open Day

Managing director Mike Pullen, salesman Anthony Wilkes and parts and service staff at McCormick dealer P&D Engineering look forward to welcoming local...


4 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
The Eagle has landed - cleavers don’t stand a chance

“Even though pre-emergence residual herbicide stacks were applied to winter cereals last autumn, as is standard practise, the dry September, the dries...


4 March 2015 | News
Ministers among first to sign CLA’s Election Pledge

Environment Secretary Liz Truss and Minister for Europe David Lidington are among the first parliamentary candidates to commit to supporting rural bus...


Agri-skills conference will discuss industry challenges

The region’s agricultural industry will come together at a conference next week to discuss the challenge of narrowing the skills gap in food and farmi...


Group hopes to change 'lack of interest in farming career' among young

A lack of interest in a farming career has prompted two of the industry’s major youth organisations to join forces to help promote the opportunities a...


4 March 2015 | News,Sheep
St David's day celebration sees record lamb exports

Welsh lamb figures show exports have reached a record high, according Defra. In the last four years the UK exported £523m of Welsh lamb with sales ...


4 March 2015 | News
NFU welcomes new tractor and trailer speed limits

NFU Scotland has welcomed changes to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and trailers from 9 March 2015. In autumn 2014, ...


Beef and lamb to take centre stage in Thailand

Beef and lamb will next week be the centre of attention at a celebratory dinner in Thailand to help mark the UK gaining export access to the market. ...


Show team welcomes new leader

A great county show and a good deal more – that’s the promise from Daren Bowyer as he settles into the newly created role of Chief Executive with the ...


Milk producers warned over cow health during grazing season

Milk producers are being urged to monitor cows closely for signs of acidosis throughout the grazing season, with research showing that one in ten anim...


4 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,NFU
Milk board chairman appears before Commons Committee

NFU Cymru's Milk Board Chairman, Aled Jones, has appeared before the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee and outlined to them the current situat...


4 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Store cattle trade exceeds expectation at Bishops Castle Auction

Auctioneers Halls conducted a successful sale of 250 store cattle on behalf of the Bishops Castle & District Quality Cattle Association at Bishops Cas...


4 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News,NFU
Farmers 'will be rightly shocked' at forecast milk prices for April

First Milk members 'will be rightly shocked' at the forecast milk price set for April under their new A and B pricing model, according to the National...


3 March 2015 | News
First Milk cuts milk price paid to farmers amidst 'continued market volatility'

First Milk has confirmed that under its new A & B pricing structure for April, that the A price will be cut to 20.87ppl for the manufacturing pool and...


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...



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