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Surge in demand for piggery environmental health checks

Surge in demand for piggery environmental health checks
19-09-2014 12:04 PM | News
Surge in demand for piggery environmental health checks
Huge interest in the regular servicing of piggery heating and ventilation controls has been reported by Tim Miller, ARM Building’s environment special...
19-09-2014 12:03 PM | News, Poultry
UK innovation grant for genome project with the Roslin Institute
A joint project by Cobb Europe and the Roslin Institute in Scotland has been awarded a grant of almost £650,000 (US$ 1.07 million) from the UK’s innov...
19-09-2014 12:01 PM | News
New gilts for Philippine-based Thai Conglomerate
One of Asia Pacific region’s largest Agribusiness conglomerates, Charoen Pokphand Philippines (CP) has taken delivery of 1,500 genetically-improved AC...
19-09-2014 11:39 AM | Meat Processing, News
FUW Caernarfon meets new meat plant manager
Farmers’ Union of Wales members have met with the manager of Menai Meats Wales Ltd, which has taken over the former Sher Foods abattoir in Caernarfon....
19-09-2014 10:00 AM | News, Produce
Referendum must 'drive Scottish farming sector forward'
Scotland's decision to remain within the United Kingdom must provide 'a platform to drive our farming and food drink sectors forward', according to th...
19-09-2014 09:15 AM | Cattle, Housing and Storage, News, Pigs, Sheep
Winter: Preparing livestock's seasonal housing needs
The days are shortening, harvest and autumn sowing is mostly done, so now is the time to turn your attention to the winter and your stock. You must as...
19-09-2014 08:39 AM | News
Using fifth quarter to maximise returns
Smaller processors could make better use of fifth quarter products to help reduce disposal and rendering costs and potentially improve their bottom li...
19-09-2014 08:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains closed mostly lower
EU grains closed mostly lower, as the old adage "big crops get bigger" continues to bite. The day ended with Nov 14 London wheat down GBP0.75/tonne...
19-09-2014 08:17 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market closes at new 4-year lows
Soycomplex Beans closed lower despite strong weekly export sales and the USDA announcing 110,000 MT of US beans sold to China for 2014/15 shipment....
19-09-2014 07:15 AM | Machinery and Equipment, News
John Deere introduces next generation of self-propelled foragers
John Deere’s all-new 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters represent an entirely new generation of machines. Building on the best features of t...
19-09-2014 07:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Growers join forces to promote the humble hop
If you thought that hop picking was the preserve of the Kent countryside, then you might be surprised to learn that more than half of the hops grown i...
19-09-2014 07:08 AM | News
Gutworm costing UK dairy farmers over £314m
New figures released by Merial Animal Health show that reduced milk yield caused by gutworm is costing UK dairy farmers over £314 million a year. ...
19-09-2014 06:59 AM | Education, Machinery and Equipment, News
Where are tomorrow's agricultural engineers?
A snap poll of leading figures from the education and training sector reveals the agricultural engineering industry is still finding it a challenge to...
19-09-2014 06:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Feed and Forage, News, NFU
Bird control decision will help farmers and growers, says NFU
Natural England’s decision not to complicate rules for farmers and growers who need to protect their crops from certain bird species is a sensible dec...
18-09-2014 13:29 PM | News
More Convenient Gletvax 6 for Protecting Piglets
A larger multi-dose bottle of Gletvax 6, the vaccine against E. coli and clostridial scours, will now make it more convenient to protect large numbers...
18-09-2014 12:29 PM | Arable, Crops, News
Do’s and Don’ts of applying Avadex Granules
With the unprecedented high demand for Avadex Excel 15G (tri-allate) as an integral part of a successful black-grass control programme, it is importan...
18-09-2014 12:27 PM | Arable, Crops, News
3x3 Driving OSR Forward Initiative
BASF, Monsanto and Yara have developed a technical partnership to address some of the key challenges UK farmers face when growing oilseed rape. The th...
18-09-2014 10:01 AM | News, Shows and Events
Real spider-men descend on Warwickshire for the ultimate climbing battle!
Warwickshire opens its doors to the world’s arborist and forestry community this week, as it hosts the Husqvarna World Pole Climbing Championships 201...
18-09-2014 09:39 AM | News
New rural specialist for Everys Solictors
Everys Solicitors has welcomed animal welfare, countryside sports and meat industry law specialist Jamie Foster to the firm. Solicitor-Advocate Mr ...
18-09-2014 05:40 AM | Cattle, Forestry, News, Sheep
Planting trees improves lamb and cow health
Farmers discovered ways of improving the health and wellbeing of livestock at a recent event aimed at highlighting how trees can increase a farm’s pro...
18-09-2014 05:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Effective BYDV control planning
The 2014 harvest is almost complete and the new crops are either drilled or just about to go in. The end of summer has generally been dry and warm, tr...
18-09-2014 05:02 AM | News, Shows and Events
Norfolk farmer sells collection of military vehicles
A 1945 Centurion tank, a 1940s US military truck, a 1930s Austin 8 military car and a parachute are among a collection of vintage military vehicles an...
18-09-2014 04:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
High yielding biscuit wheats stay in contention at the top
With the majority of the 2014 HGCA official wheat sites harvested results for Limagrain UK’s two biscuit wheat varieties up for recommendation this au...
18-09-2014 04:36 AM | News, Sheep, Shows and Events
‘Good trade’ at Bishops Castle sale of breeding sheep
Auctioneers Halls reported a “good trade” with buyers from near and far at a highly successful sale of 6,000 breeding sheep held at the Love Lane site...
18-09-2014 04:32 AM | Machinery and Equipment, News
Kuhn launches new front-mounted shredder
A new front-mounted shredder has been launched by Kuhn Farm Machinery to UK growers of biomass crops. The WS 320 BIO is a specialised biomass shred...
18-09-2014 04:27 AM | News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Farmers concerned over lack of lamb promotion
NFU Cymru and Welsh sheep farmers said they were concerned that some retailers are still failing to back Welsh farming and are not giving Welsh lamb p...
18-09-2014 04:24 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Sheep
Antibiotic usage in livestock
With the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, antibiotics from the fluoroquinolone and 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporin groups ...
18-09-2014 04:20 AM | News, Organic
Organic cotton can play role in 'feeding the world'
Organic cotton can help farmers feed their families and local communities around the world, according to a new Soil Association briefing. The Soil ...
17-09-2014 15:04 PM | News, Products
New range of horse products for UK
A new range of 100 per cent natural horse care products is now available in the UK. Developed by Dutch company, Ropapharm Pharmaceuticals, they have b...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
17-09-2014 05:53 AM | News, Shows and Events, Cattle
Dairy Show 'boasts genetics of the future'
Calf showing can sometimes be seen as a poor relation compared to the excitement of dairy interbreed championships – but it is the foundation on which...
17-09-2014 05:44 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Farmers remain on guard over liverfluke
After last year’s fierce fluke challenge and with the wet and warm conditions having continued this year, farmers are right to remain on their guard a...
17-09-2014 05:31 AM | Meat Processing, News, Poultry
Russian ban won't derail bullish poultry market, report says
The global outlook for the poultry industry is bullish for the remainder of 2014 and poultry meat prices will not be derailed by the Russian ban on ag...
New John Deere combine developments for 2015
John Deere is introducing the new five-walker W330 and six-walker W440 entry level combine harvesters for the 2015 season. Offering reliability and si...
FUW brings taste of rural life to Cardiff Country Fair
The Farmers' Union of Wales will welcome visitors to the Cardiff Country Fair at the end of the month with a taste of rural life and food production i...
16-09-2014 10:29 AM | Appointments, News
New marketing manager at John Deere
Chris Wiltshire has been appointed the new branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere, from 1st October 2014. Chris replaces Gordon Day, who ...
16-09-2014 10:23 AM | Pigs, Veterinary News, Animal Health, News
Pig industry introduces confidential reporting service
A confidential reporting service will be introduced to maintain animal welfare standards on British pig farms, the National Pig Association has reveal...
16-09-2014 10:15 AM | News, Poultry
Scottish farmer fears for his egg business on independence
One of Scotland's biggest farmers has expressed trade fears over Scottish independence. Glenrath Farms chairman John Campbell says he fears for the...
16-09-2014 10:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Financial pressures growing on farmers
The UK farming sector is coming under financial pressures on multiple fronts, an agricultural expert has warned. Farm gate milk prices have been cu...
15-09-2014 16:46 PM | Education, News
Final Meeting of GLAD Partnership Project
The partnership included representatives from the UK, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and French Guiana. Phil Ridley, WNSC Enterprise and Developmen...
A health check for your soil
Soil is the basic raw material of farming and fundamental to agricultural productivity. Traditionally soil health has been seen largely as a function ...
Win £1000 off your next fertiliser order
Quality fertiliser is the key to yield and that holds true whether it’s applied to grass, other forage or arable crops so this great prize of £1000 to...
15-09-2014 05:27 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, Cattle, News
Farmers reminded of changes to Bovine TB rules
Farmers were reminded of impending changes to rules on Bovine TB pre-movement testing of cattle moving to and from premises within Sole Occupancy Auth...
15-09-2014 05:17 AM | Appointments, News
Graduate joins the rural professional team at Halls
The rural professional team at leading Shropshire-based company Halls has been further strengthened with the recruitment of a graduate from Ludlow. ...
15-09-2014 05:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Fertiliser prices look set to 'rise steadily'
Fertiliser prices look set to rise steadily over the coming months as new crop returns remain sufficient to sustain global demand. With the price o...
12-09-2014 13:24 PM | News, Renewables
VG Launches the Revolutionary Biomass Air Blower System, Helping Businesses Improve their Bottom Line and Green Credentials
VG Biomass launch a revolutionary new plug and play biomass air blower system to provide agricultural businesses with a cost effective, reliable and e...
12-09-2014 08:45 AM | Cattle, News, Pigs, Renewables, Sheep
Combining solar and livestock farming: New guidance published
A new guidance published today expounds best practice in coupling conventional agriculture and ground-mounted solar electricity generation. The new...
12-09-2014 08:33 AM | Finance, News, Sheep
English sheep exports to China hold 'huge benefits' for industry
Gaining access to the Chinese market for lamb produced in England would be a 'game-changer' for the industry and help manage price volatility, accordi...
12-09-2014 08:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russia's harvest juggernaut rumbles on; wheat market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed ahead of tomorrow's upcoming USDA report. It looks like most have positioned themselves where they want to be heading...
12-09-2014 05:20 AM | News, Shows and Events
Proven vigour required for late sowings
Some parts of the UK are struggling to finish harvest and consequently to get their winter oilseed rape drilled. Those that have been pushed into late...
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16-09-2014 10:15 AM
Scottish farmer fears for his egg business on independence
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18-09-2014 05:40 AM
Planting trees improves lamb and cow health
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11-09-2014 08:24 AM
Dairy crisis meeting planned after price crash
In the wake of very gloomy times ahead for British dairy, Farmers for Action have organised a series...
15-09-2014 05:27 AM
Farmers reminded of changes to Bovine TB rules
Farmers were reminded of impending changes to rules on Bovine TB pre-movement testing of cattle movi...
16-09-2014 10:29 AM
New marketing manager at John Deere
Chris Wiltshire has been appointed the new branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere, from 1st...