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3 July 2015| Dairy,News,Supermarkets

The law firm behind the campaign to protect West Country milk producers – Support South West Dairy Farmers – is warning that the continuing drop in retail milk prices can only put further pressure on the industry. Last week, Sainsbury’s announced that it is reducing its prices for one pint and two pints of milk to 45p and 75p respectively. It stressed that this will not mean a reduction in the price paid to farmers, which remains ring-fenced....





3 July 2015 | Dairy,News,Supermarkets
Concern for farmers grows as supermarkets continue to slash milk prices

The law firm behind the campaign to protect West Country milk producers – Support South West Dairy Farmers – is warning that the continuing drop in re...


Badger culling to begin in Northern Ireland research project: BVA response

The Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has confirmed that badger culling will begin in the second year of the test, vaccinate or ...


Monitor cattle growth rates to keep on top of worms

The summer grazing season provides a real challenge for weaned calves and growing cattle in terms of worm burdens. Implementing a parasite management ...


3 July 2015 | Crops,News,NFU
NFU calls for a transparent process as emergency use application is refused

The NFU is deeply frustrated with the process to consider its applications for emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatment in the UK. The NFU und...


First cut results are in: Yara Grass Prix competition 2015

Yara’s Grass Prix 2015 is off to a flying start with growers in Northern Ireland taking advantage of good weather to take an early lead. David Mur...


3 July 2015 | Agri Safety,Grassland,News
Help stop deliberate fires on protected land

Officers from Natural Resources Wales are appealing for help after a spate of suspected arson attacks at a protected area near Flint. Four fires at...


3 July 2015 | Feed and Forage,News
Feed Adviser Register continuing to meet its objectives

The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) continues to meet its overall objectives, according to AIC Services Managing Director John Kelley. The Register, which...


3 July 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Farmers urged to blow their own trumpet in UK’s first Rural Business Awards

Members of Britain’s hard-working farming and agricultural communities will now have a chance to earn the recognition they deserve, by entering the co...


Kids get hands-on at the UK's largest educational farming event

Today 5,500 children from schools across the East of England region are coming together for the third annual Kids Country Food and Farming Day. Food &...


3 July 2015 | News,Property News
Land Reform Bill: How will it impact urban and rural land?

The Land Reform Review Group’s public consultation closed in February this year, and the resulting proposals have now been crystallised in to the Land...


Early harvest results throwing up 'disappointing yields'

EU grains trade mixed just after midday, with Nov 15 London wheat up GBP1.05/tonne at GBP132.00/tonne, Sep 15 Paris wheat is EUR0.50/tonne lower at EU...


3 July 2015 | Market Reports,News
Wheat market closed with some steep losses

Soycomplex Beans closed lower, giving up some, but not anything like all, of yesterday's gains. "Producer selling was noted overnight and early in ...


3 July 2015 | Finance,News
Food hubs aim to attract investment into rural economy

The government has said that its backed Food Enterprise Zones will create more than 10,000 new jobs and inject investment into rural communities acros...


3 July 2015 | News,Sheep
Farmers’ dismay at EU funding to Uruguay sheep industry

Using EU money to create a centre of excellence to drive innovation in the South American sheep sector has the potential to directly impact lamb produ...


Veterinary Centre closure 'will rob livestock farmers' in Scotland

Farmers and vets have come together to fight the proposed closure of Inverness Veterinary Surveillance centre – a move that would rob livestock farmer...



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