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Poultry prices declining amid avian flu fears

The global case of avian flu has had a big impact on international markets. The global trade streams and prices are expected to remain under press...


British vets 'disappointed' at Eustice badger shooting plans

Badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire will be completed using both controlled shooting and cage trapping and shooting according to Defra Minist...


Keep cows sweet this summer – don’t underestimate energy needs

While more dairy cows are now housed at night, even during the summer, dairy farmers should grasp the opportunity to use the TMR mix to make up for an...


Europe crop production prospects 'improving'

EU grains closed mostly lower, as the 2015 harvest draws ever nearer. At the finish Jul 15 London wheat was down GBP0.70/tonne at GBP109.90/tonne, ...


Corn market closes lower for third session in a row; US winter wheat unchanged

Soycomplex Beans closed a little bit firmer, with the best gains at the front end. Meal posted decent gains, again with the nearby's benifitting th...


28 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News
Cross industry group to investigate dairy downturn

A new cross-industry group is aiming to look at addressing volatility in the dairy sector. Acknowledging that the current situation in the dairy se...


Leading vet discusses management of cubicle beds for cow health

Moisture poses the biggest health risk to cows lying in cubicles and although cows can spend up to 14-hours a day lying down, the impact of the cubicl...


Prepare for parasite control in the season ahead

Plan ahead for season-long control of parasites to maintain sheep, beef and dairy productivity, is the message in a new Season Ahead video produced by...


Farmers urge retailers to commit to Welsh lamb

Farmers in Anglesey are calling on retailers to commit to promoting their Welsh lamb during this year's peak season. During the recent Anglesey NFU...


28 May 2015 | News,Renewables
More gas, less maintenance with Landia GasMix at leading Bioenergy Research Institute in China

One of China's key comprehensive educational institutions has installed Landia’s GasMix digester mixing system to test various feedstocks and ascertai...


McCormick crawler tractor prevents compaction

The McCormick name is well-known for its modern range of wheeled tractors – but seeing the name on the flanks of a tracklayer is something of novelty....


Scotch beef event highlights farmer struggles

A celebration of world-famous Scotch beef has been staged in Perthshire, organised by the Scottish Beef Association. While Scotland’s beef enjoys ...


28 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Scotland's farm funding submissions reach half way

Scotland’s Single Application Form (SAF) submission tally is set to reach the halfway point this week, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has re...


Rush control on farms and crofts

SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchentyre farms, near Crianlarich, will host a Soil Association Scotland two-year trial to investigate and demonstrate non-chemica...


Call for agents and brokers to improve or leave the food industry

Agents and Brokers within the food supply chain may find themselves under the spotlight with the release of the new BRC7 standard. There is a great...



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