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Efficiency improvements worth £220 million

Efficiency improvements worth £220 million
23-04-2014 14:45 PM | News, Pigs
Efficiency improvements worth £220 million
There is still plenty of scope for pig farmers to improve their efficiency — that’s the message that national genetics company, ACMC, will be deliveri...
23-04-2014 13:31 PM | News, Pigs
‘Spy in the sty’ research yields big benefits
A product heralding a major breakthrough in pig management will be launched at the British Pig and Poultry Fair. The In-pen Voluntary Access Scale — a...
Submersible propeller pump for long pig slurry channels
Landia’s AXP 500 propeller pump is ideal for pig slurry circulation and homogenisation in channels under slatted floors. Especially suitable for...
23-04-2014 09:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US farmers expected to plant record 2014 soybean crop
Soycomplex Beans traded both sides, but ultimately ended lower, on continued worries on demand from China. A Reuters report suggesting that more Br...
23-04-2014 09:13 AM | News, Shows and Events
Beef Expo farm tours showcase traditional Northumbria
Renowned Northumberland farmers Willie Woodman and the Hunter family will be hosting this year’s farm tours, which form a key part of NBA Beef Expo re...
23-04-2014 08:15 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Beef industry 'needs long term investment', says NFU
The National Farmers' Union is calling on more people to eat British beef as production falls around four percent in recent times. The union is callin...
23-04-2014 04:58 AM | Education, Finance, News
Bursaries scheme to bring new talent into rural professions
A new scheme to give future rural professionals a financial boost has been announced by Harper Adams University. Twenty students starting at the un...
23-04-2014 04:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Super-early OSR brings forward the Sclerotinia risk
According to Dr Caroline Young from ADAS, this year's oilseed rape crops are up to a month ahead of the same time last year, with some plants flowerin...
22-04-2014 09:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market 'took nosedive' over Ukraine tensions
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, in line with losses across the rest of the complex. News that Barclays was pulling out of commodities trading was se...
22-04-2014 09:34 AM | Animal Health, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Lilly to acquire Novartis Animal Health
Eli Lilly and Company today announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion. Upon completion of the acquis...
21-04-2014 13:03 PM | News
Precise timing for thinning agent in apples
Apple growers are looking for ways of reducing or eliminating expensive hand thinning so that they can produce the right balance of crop load and frui...
21-04-2014 09:30 AM | Machinery and Spares, News
20% of vehicle fleets were affected by the floods
Almost 20% of businesses operating vehicle fleets were affected by the floods, a poll has shown. “We received a range of comments from respondents,...
21-04-2014 09:24 AM | News, Sheep
Sheep EID discussions at Pembrokeshire NFU meeting
Local farmers are invited to the next Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru county meeting, on Thursday, 1 May 2014, at the Agriculture House, Haverfordwest. St...
21-04-2014 03:18 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep
Association expresses 'disappointment' over lamb meat substitution
The Food Standards Agency has announced additional testing of lamb dishes from takeaway restaurants across the UK following evidence of substitution f...
21-04-2014 03:10 AM | Bees and Beekeeping, Finance, News
New grant aims to support declining bee population
The Duchy of Lancaster has announced a new Beekeeping Grant to encourage its farm tenants to support the country’s rapidly declining bee population. ...
21-04-2014 02:36 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Pembrokeshire farmers raise TB concerns with Assembly member
The impacts of bovine TB cattle controls on farm businesses in Pembrokeshire was at the forefront of discussions when farmers met with Paul Davies, As...
21-04-2014 01:39 AM | Machinery and Spares, News
New premises for Landini dealer in Kent
Improved customer support for Landini tractor users in Kent is promised following the move by local sales and service dealer Horsepower UK to more spa...
17-04-2014 12:30 PM | News, Poultry
It's not all about chocolate eggs this Easter...
Eggs are an essential part of the Easter bank holiday weekend, but they don't have to be made of chocolate. That's the message from the British Fre...
17-04-2014 10:49 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
China wheat auctions not going well; corn market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed sharply higher for the third session in a row. Fund buying continues to support the market, they were in for an estimated n...
17-04-2014 10:42 AM | News, NFU
Brecon and Radnor NFU Cymru members to get SAF guidance
NFU Cymru members in Brecon and Radnor will be given guidance on completing this year’s Single Application Form (SAF) by Rita Jones, Farm Liaison Offi...
17-04-2014 09:52 AM | News, Shows and Events
National research to deliver local solutions at Cereals 2014
The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014...
17-04-2014 09:40 AM | Shows and Events, News
Visitors attending Hay Festival invited to join local farm tours
Visitors attending the forthcoming Hay Festival are invited to join five local farmers on guided tours of their farms to learn more about where and ho...
17-04-2014 09:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn import licences outstripped those for wheat imports
EU grains closed mixed with May 14 London wheat up GBP0.85/tonne to GBP170.25/tonne, and with new crop Nov 14 London wheat closing GBP0.20/tonne weake...
17-04-2014 03:18 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Booming milk production 'could trigger cash flow problems' for dairy farmers
Booming UK milk production could trigger cash flow issues for dairy farmers, an agricultural expert has said. Figures just released show that provi...
17-04-2014 03:03 AM | News, Dairy
Commission launches Milk Market Observatory
A new European Milk Market Observatory is being launched by European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos. In light of...
17-04-2014 02:48 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Rothamsted granted permission for GM trial
Rothamsted Research submitted an application in late January 2014 to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for permission to carry ou...
17-04-2014 02:40 AM | Machinery and Spares, News, Shows and Events
Knight to show cultivator range at Cereals
Knight Farm Machinery will be showing two new additions to the Bednar range of cultivators at Cereals 2014. Last year the company was appointed the...
17-04-2014 02:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farmers urged to take advantage of increased investment allowance
Farmers are being urged to take advantage of the increased rate of Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), which allows businesses to invest in new plant a...
16-04-2014 15:59 PM | News
Farmers pulling together for FUW flood relief aid
A huge load of silage donated by West Wales farmers has just been delivered to a Somerset farm that suffered severe flooding recently. The consignm...
16-04-2014 15:31 PM | News, Poultry
Irish victory in champion pluck off in Essex
Two champion turkey pluckers went head-to-head in Essex today to determine which is the most worthy to hold the title – and it was Irishman Vincent Pi...
16-04-2014 08:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Speculative money moving into grains on back of Ukraine situation
EU grains closed generally firmer, with. May 14 London ending GBP0.15/tonne higher at GBP169.40/tonne, and new crop Nov 14 finishing the day GBP1.30/t...
16-04-2014 06:15 AM | Finance, News
Defra flood fund 'welcome news for farmers'
Farmers hit by recent flooding are being offered grants of up to £35,000, the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs have announced. This fun...
16-04-2014 06:10 AM | News
Agricultural holdings review opens door to change
NFU Scotland believes a complementary package of measures with an independent Land Adjudicator at its core can restore health and vibrancy to Scotland...
16-04-2014 05:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Stewardship warns growers of increased leatherjacket threat
Growers are being warned that there is an increased threat to grass leys, following a bumper year for the leatherjacket pest in 2013. “Leatherjack...
16-04-2014 05:52 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Appointments, Arable
British Growers Association names Ward as new chief executive
Jack Ward has been appointed chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA). He will take up his new role on 28 April 2014. Mr Ward was ...
16-04-2014 05:41 AM | Cattle, News
Changing cows' diet could help tackle heart disease
Adding oilseed to a cow’s diet can significantly reduce the harmful saturated fat found in its milk without compromising the white stuff’s nutritional...
15-04-2014 16:51 PM | News, Poultry
Wingham Primary pupils get hands-on with eggs
Pupils of a Kent primary school had some plucky visitors before Easter. Farmer Doug Wanstall took in a team of free range egg layers to meet the ch...
15-04-2014 16:16 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Every single crop of onions would receive pendimethalin
A leading independent consultant specialising in alliums says that every single crop of onions, leeks, garlic and shallots would receive pendimethalin...
15-04-2014 16:10 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Gear up for volunteer potato control in sugar beet
As sugar beet is becoming established, growers should consider the consequences of the recent mild winter with little or no frosts. It is very likely ...
15-04-2014 16:08 PM | News, Poultry
German egg producers face insolvency as supermarkets discount
More than a third of German egg producers could be insolvent by October because of supermarket discounting, according to a leading figure in the Inter...
15-04-2014 15:39 PM | News, Renewable Energy
JSR Services moves into renewable energy supported by Bowler Energy
Perth and Kinross-based Company, JSR Services are branching out into the Renewable Energy Sector acting as an agent for Bowler Energy, offering Wind T...
15-04-2014 15:01 PM | Poultry, News
‘Real value’ focus of Kelly Turkeys’ exhibit
The wide selection of specialist traditional turkey strains will be featured on the Kelly Turkeys stand at the British Pig & Poultry Fair, Stoneleigh,...
15-04-2014 10:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Skimping on T2 spray is not worth the risk
Cutting corners to save a few pounds on the crucial flag leaf spray timing is an unnecessary risk that could jeopardise wheat yields more than ever th...
15-04-2014 10:21 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers face substantial tax bills over TB slaughter
Beef and dairy farmers whose cattle were slaughtered due to TB could face substantial tax bills, according to agricultural accountants. Last year,...
15-04-2014 02:27 AM | News, Shows and Events
Young farmers bury time capsule in Devon
Young Farmers buried a time capsule in Hemyock, Devon - the site of the first Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) - to commemorate the National Federation of Yo...
15-04-2014 02:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Pest Management plan launch welcomed
The CLA has welcomed the launch of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan which aims to deliver sustainable pest and weed control. The organisat...
15-04-2014 02:17 AM | News, Shows and Events
Yorkshire prepares for Tractor Fest
Tractor enthusiasts from across the country will gather in Yorkshire this summer for the Newby Hall Tractor Fest – and its annual ‘March of the Tracto...
15-04-2014 02:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Disease threat to forward silage crops
Italian ryegrass and Westerwolds silage crops are now well advanced, and may be ready for cutting three weeks ahead of schedule, due to the warm, mild...
FSA confirms new European horse meat tests
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed details of a new round of tests of beef products for horse meat contamination. The tests have been reque...
15-04-2014 01:48 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Wet winter causing explosion of worm cases in pig units
The wet and mild winter has been ideal for causing an explosion in the worm population on pig units, making it vital to deworm all pigs on units this ...
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Rothamsted granted permission for GM trial
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Farmers urged to take advantage of increased investment allowance
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17-04-2014 10:49 AM
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