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Spaldings launch a range of new products and 'weigh in' 50 tonne of farmers at LAMMA 2014

Spaldings launch a range of new products and 'weigh in' 50 tonne of farmers at LAMMA 2014
27-08-2014 11:31 AM | LAMMA, News
Spaldings launch a range of new products and 'weigh in' 50 tonne of farmers at LAMMA 2014
Spaldings have reported another successful LAMMA Show, despite the wet weather conditions and change of location. The company displayed a wide se...
27-08-2014 10:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russia to discuss wheat for oil swap with Iran
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly lower, with the exception of rapeseed. The "insurance" premium built in prior to the weekend to cover against an es...
27-08-2014 10:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
USDA highest corn rating since 1994
Soycomplex Beans closed a little lower, save for front month Sep 14 which continued its spectacular fall from grace. That contract has now fallen a...
27-08-2014 07:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Slurry and Irrigation
Soils to be surveyed in the South of England
The British Geological Society has told the NFU that it is carrying out a ‘low density geochemical soil survey of the South of England’ this September...
27-08-2014 06:26 AM | Property News, News
Bill amendment aims to increase cycling rates
Six national organisations are today proposing an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill, which would arrest the decline in funding for healthy every da...
27-08-2014 06:09 AM | Finance, News
English farmers 'losing millions' in EU payments
Farmers in England are missing out on millions of pounds in EU payments because they are not keeping adequate records, according to the government. ...
27-08-2014 05:52 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
Natural England gives go-ahead for second badger cull
The second year of badger culling will begin in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset this autumn, Natural England has announced. The government a...
26-08-2014 19:09 PM | Renewable Energy, Dairy, News
Cattle feed or biogas? Bangor study reveals important environmental trade-offs for biogas production on dairy farms
There is increasing interest in on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK to manage animal manures and food waste, and to generate renewable electric...
26-08-2014 11:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Asian buyers looking to Black Sea for wheat
Soycomplex Was this the day that the front end premium on beans and meal finally started to capitulate? It could be, after both closed a choppy ses...
26-08-2014 10:29 AM | Machinery and Spares, News
Muck scraping almost a pleasure with new McCormick tractor
It’s a mucky job that needs doing twice daily without fail when cows are housed through the winter months. All the more reason, then, to have a dec...
26-08-2014 04:45 AM | News
Wildlife experts join forces to help curb infection
Animal experts are calling for better health surveillance of wild species to help stop the spread of diseases. Monitoring the health of animals liv...
25-08-2014 06:19 AM | News, Cattle, Dairy, Finance
Very gloomy times for UK dairy, Farmers for Action predicts
This week could be 'very gloomy times' for UK dairy farmers, according to Farmers for Action as they expect prices to fall by as much as 2ppl for Octo...
25-08-2014 04:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market closes higher across three exchanges
Soycomplex It was a case of "same story, different day" for soybeans, with the front end surging higher on continuing availability (or rather, lack...
25-08-2014 03:56 AM | Supermarkets, Cattle, Finance, News
Store cattle prices up, prime beef set to follow
The price store cattle are attracting at auction marts has improved by around £50 per animal over the last two weeks, according to reports from the Li...
25-08-2014 03:52 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Hybrid oilseed rape dominates across Europe
A recent survey of arable farmers, conducted by the Kleffmann Group, reports that 72% of farmers in the UK, nearly 3 in every four, intend to grow hyb...
23-08-2014 10:07 AM | News
Salmonella linked to foreign eggs as association calls for shoppers to buy British
A salmonella outbreak that has now affected nearly 250 people across the United Kingdom has been linked to foreign eggs. At the this current time t...
22-08-2014 06:57 AM | News, Property News
£30 million project set to reduce flood risk in Kent
More than 1,400 properties between Camber and Lydd will benefit as work begins on the Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme in Kent. The Environme...
22-08-2014 06:46 AM | News, Poultry, Produce
Noble Foods merger deal with Manton's cleared by Competition and Markets Authority
United Kingdom competition authorities have cleared the takeover of Manton's egg processing plants by Noble Foods. The deal was called in by the Co...
22-08-2014 03:12 AM | News
Volunteers needed for FUW Wales Coast Path challenge
Farmers’ Union of Wales members and friends are planning to cover all 871 miles of the Wales Coast Path during a huge sponsored walk to raise funds fo...
22-08-2014 03:01 AM | News, Property News
Code of Practice effectively bans sky lanterns, CLA says
A new code of practice intended to ensure the responsible sale and safe use of sky lanterns fails to address the fact that lanterns carrying naked fla...
22-08-2014 02:56 AM | News
Cereals Development Programme aims to attract young farmers
The NFU is encouraging young members of the farming industry to apply for the Cereals Development Programme to be in with a chance of gaining a full r...
21-08-2014 09:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Confusion still reigns over Ukraine grain crop
EU grains closed mostly lower, with London and Paris wheat again testing support at GBP120/tonne and EUR170/tonne respectively. At the close of pla...
21-08-2014 09:45 AM | News, Shows and Events
NFU Cymru & NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson Award
Dairy stock managers are being recognised today at Denbigh and Flint Show by NFU Cymru and NFU Mutual with the launch of its annual Welsh Dairy Stockp...
21-08-2014 09:18 AM | News, Renewable Energy, Solar PV
New solar roadshow to boost rural business
Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s leading solar energy generator, is embarking on a ‘Solar Roadshow’ this month. The new education and employment...
21-08-2014 09:03 AM | News, Renewable Energy, Wind
Cornish farmer to host wind energy event
Farmers and land owners across the South West will have the opportunity to learn more about the possible cost savings from wind generated electricity ...
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...
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Code of Practice effectively bans sky lanterns, CLA says
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