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Farm Cycle Challenge charity donations top £42k

Farm Cycle Challenge charity donations top £42k
21-08-2014 05:08 AM | News, Shows and Events
Farm Cycle Challenge charity donations top £42k
Former NFU President Peter Kendall and Oxford Farming Conference Chairman Richard Whitlock’s Farm Cycle Challenge has now raised more than £42,000 for...
21-08-2014 04:54 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
Farmers all set for 'Love Scotch Lamb' weekend
Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with lamb at 12 ven...
21-08-2014 04:48 AM | News, Poultry
Contract finishing offers way into pigs
Over 100 visitors to an open day on a Suffolk farm learned how contract finishing has given an enterprising young man a kick-start back into pig farmi...
20-08-2014 12:34 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Defra urged to extend badger vaccination scheme ahead of cull
With this year’s badger cull rumoured to start in the coming weeks, DEFRA has been urged by the Humane Society International to expand its limited Bad...
20-08-2014 11:33 AM | Dairy, News
More milk from grass: av 5,900 litres with no cake
This exciting Farm Ideas article shows how it is entirely possible for a small dairy farm, selling raw milk in the conventional way, to provide an inc...
20-08-2014 10:02 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
Wheat market closed firmer, although well off the day's highs
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly lower save for the front end, as too did meal. The one point improvement in last night's crop ratings was seen as a ...
20-08-2014 09:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
London and Paris wheat 'struggling to keep their heads above water'
EU grains closed mixed, with both London and Paris wheat struggling to keep their heads above water. Support at GBP120/tonne and EUR170/tonne only jus...
20-08-2014 06:22 AM | News, Shows and Events
Satellite tractor joins show adventure
The countryside adventure that will unfold for next month’s Royal County of Berkshire Show promises to take visitors on a journey both backwards and f...
20-08-2014 05:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Computers to protect crop harvests
Computer scientists are devising new and more efficient ways to spot diseased crops to help boost harvest yields. Researchers are developing image...
20-08-2014 05:42 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Livestock farmers' 'confidence in jeopardy'
An excellent turnout of Monmouthshire livestock farmers attended an on-farm meeting held in Llansoy to raise their concerns on the future of the beef ...
19-08-2014 10:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New satellite data will help farmers facing drought
About 60 percent of California is experiencing “exceptional drought,” the U.S. Drought Monitor’s most dire classification. The agency issued the same ...
19-08-2014 09:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Brazil to re-instate tariff on wheat imports
Weather "A fundamental shift in weather in the weather is expected this week with increasing heat and humidity in the Midwest and Great Plains. Hea...
19-08-2014 07:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Co-op announces £5m boost for producers
The Co-operative has announced a £5m boost for British farmers who supply its own-brand fresh meat, poultry and milk. The premiums will go to membe...
19-08-2014 05:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Blackgrass leads to 10% jump in plough sales at auction
Sales of ploughs at auction are up 10% on this time last year, according to agricultural and machinery auctioneers Cheffins. At the latest machiner...
19-08-2014 05:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
Make a small change to organic this September, Soil Association urges
The Soil Association is today launching 2014’s Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic, which takes place in a...
19-08-2014 04:49 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Innovative feeder proven as badger deterrent
A recent trial undertaken at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) revealed how limiting badger access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs with a feed...
19-08-2014 04:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Guidance on CAP compliance for cereals and oilseeds growers
Defra has released important information on how the new Common Agricultural Policy will be implemented in England, including how the new ‘greening’ re...
19-08-2014 04:36 AM | Machinery and Spares, News
GPS trackers 'the answer to rural crime increase'
Rural theft, including theft of expensive farming vehicles, fertilizers and livestock, is on the rise in the UK, with the figures for 2013 up 5.2% on ...
19-08-2014 04:26 AM | News, NFU
High profile speakers confirmed for independence debate
NFU Scotland has confirmed its speakers for the high profile panel who will be debating the issue of independence in Lanark on Wednesday 27 August. ...
19-08-2014 03:22 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
HCC boosts demand for Welsh Lamb
Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) - launches a new trade and consumer marketing campaign this September. The new catchline for the market...
19-08-2014 03:07 AM | News, Produce
EU announces support measures for farmers hit by Russian sanctions
After the impact of the Russian sanctions on European agricultural products, the Commission will begin to introduce support measures for certain peris...
19-08-2014 03:03 AM | Machinery and Spares, News
New Holland tractor helps tackle countryside crime
A New Holland tractor has joined the ranks at Staffordshire Police to help tackle countryside crime. The four-ton T5.105 Electro Command has been d...
19-08-2014 02:50 AM | Cattle, News
Industry Expert brings science focus to the beef industry
The National Beef Association has just announced the appointment to its Board of commercial expert in animal nutrition and management Charlie Maclaren...
19-08-2014 02:45 AM | News
NFU launches campaign to find the farmers of the future
Finding the farmers of the future – that’s what NFU Cymru hopes to do with the launch of their new campaign today. “Welsh farming is entering an ex...
19-08-2014 02:25 AM | Machinery and Spares, News
Farmers reminded of impending changes to Bovine TB rules
The National Farmers' Union is using Pembrokeshire County Show to remind farmers of impending changes to rules on Bovine TB which will come into effec...
19-08-2014 02:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
For feed wheat in particular, bad news is stacking up
EU grains closed mostly lower. There wasn't a lot of bullish news around to start the week, as tensions in Ukraine seem to have eased a little over th...
18-08-2014 05:02 AM | News, NFU, Produce
Farming growth plan needed for UK self-sufficiency
The National Farmers' Union is calling for a farming growth plan to halt the backward slide of UK food production self-sufficiency. NFU president ...
18-08-2014 04:59 AM | News, Pigs
New project to help pig producers select best mothers
Animal welfare scientists are helping Sainsbury’s identify ‘good mums’ for free farrowing systems on their pig farms. It is hoped the results will enc...
18-08-2014 04:52 AM | Finance, Machinery and Spares, News
Smallridge Bros expands John Deere dealership
Devon and Cornwall based dealership Smallridge Bros Ltd has taken over the John Deere business previously managed by Robert Cole Agricultural Engineer...
18-08-2014 04:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
English wheat area up 19% for this year's harvest
EU grains closed mostly higher, although rapeseed finished in the red, on an uptick in tensions between Ukraine and Russia. At the close of play Nov ...
18-08-2014 04:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps on heightened Russian/Ukraine tensions
Weather "A few showers have developed this morning in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, the beginning of stormy period in the Midwest. The atmosphere i...
18-08-2014 04:40 AM | Cattle, News, Shows and Events
Frome Show: 'Wonderful opportunity to see top quality show cattle'
Frome's Annual Show, the Cheese Show as it’s been known locally for many years, is fast becoming one of the South West’s most important one day agricu...
18-08-2014 04:01 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
NFU President to attend Pembrokeshire County Show
NFU President, Meurig Raymond and NFU Cymru Pembrokeshire County Chairman, Mike Plumb, will start the press briefing with a photo opportunity. They wi...
New elite short gestatiuon Angus sire joins Sterling Sires
A new British-bred Aberdeen Angus bull offering minus 4.9 days gestation length has joined the Sterling Sires line up. Oakchurch Duke N121 has calving...
18-08-2014 03:19 AM | News, Produce
More farmers need to offer apprenticeships, industry leaders urge
Industry leaders have joined forces to encourage farmers to act now to help secure the future of their businesses. A number of the region’s key agr...
18-08-2014 03:01 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
EU dairy industry to focus on handling Russian ban
A series of key meetings involving European dairy industries, government bodies and the European Commission will be held in the next month to address ...
18-08-2014 02:58 AM | Appointments, Machinery and Spares, News
Used equipment specialist now a fully-fledged dealership with Landini
An agricultural engineering business specialised in trading used equipment has ‘come of age’ by becoming a fully-fledged dealership handling the Landi...
15-08-2014 07:56 AM | News, Shows and Events
Farmer Forum at Pembrokeshire Show
NFU Cymru is holding a Farmer Forum at this year’s Pembrokeshire Show when both the NFU President and the NFU Cymru President will be available to ans...
15-08-2014 07:05 AM | News, Shows and Events
NFU roadshow at Monmouthshire Show
Celebrity farmer Johnny Ball and the NFU Let’s Talk Farming roadshow will be visiting Monmouthshire Show later this month. The inimitable Johnny Ba...
15-08-2014 06:51 AM | CLA, News, Property News
Government not respecting property rights over fracking, says CLA
The CLA has accused the Government of having too little regard for property rights and long-term liabilities to meet the demands of energy industry in...
15-08-2014 06:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU member states meet over Russian sanctions
The European Commission held an exchange of views with Member States this morning on the potential impact of the Russian sanctions announced last week...
15-08-2014 05:50 AM | Cattle, News, Supermarkets
Union slams retailers' short-term vision for beef
Scottish farmers’ share of the retail price of beef is at its lowest level for almost five years. Farmgate prices for beef cattle hit record levels...
14-08-2014 12:18 PM | News
FUW seeks leading contributor to Carmarthenshire agriculture
The Farmers’ Union of Wales is seeking nominations for this year’s United Counties Agriculture and Hunters Society Award for the person judged to have...
14-08-2014 06:25 AM | Appointments, Dairy, News
Dairy Council makes two appointments
The Dairy Council has announced the appointments of Dr Anne Mullen as Director of Nutrition and Lydia Cooper as their new Nutrition Scientist. Dr A...
14-08-2014 06:22 AM | News, Shows and Events
East of England Potato Day 2014
Potato Council technical executive, Chris Steele who is organising the event says, “The technical event will provide growers, agronomists and advisors...
14-08-2014 06:08 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Truss announces new details on CAP implementation
Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has today announced further details of what the new CAP greening rules will mean for English farmers, whilst cal...
13-08-2014 12:02 PM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
Wheat market tanks as USDA puts wheat production higher
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, with the new crop Nov 14 contract hitting lifetime lows following the release of the much anticipated USDA report. T...
13-08-2014 11:33 AM | News
NFU condemns Cross Compliance Proposals
Cross compliance regulation in Wales should not place farmers at a competitive disadvantage to their UK and European counterparts, according to NFU Cy...
13-08-2014 09:54 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains market report 13 August 2014
EU grains closed mostly lower, with London wheat ending the day within 5 pence of the recent 4-year closing low of GBP122/tonne. Paris wheat finished ...
13-08-2014 06:42 AM | News
Strike action step closer in Food Standards Agency
Meat hygiene inspectors, vets and support staff employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have voted in favour of strike action, over a long running...
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