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Farmers must not be penalised with late payments, NFU says

The RPA and Defra must remain fully focused on making BPS payments in December, the NFU said today. Despite numerous meetings with senior RPA and D...


Do not ignore the farming vote, unions urge party leaders

Leaders of political parties are being urged not to ignore the farming vote in the run up to the general election as NFU Scotland prepare to host a se...


Research into livestock health receives £2.7m boost

Research at The Roslin Institute to improve the health of livestock around the world has received a £2.7 million boost. Studies to understand virus...


Farmers seek supermarket commitment on lamb

Farmers have urged British supermarkets to show their commitment by sourcing new season British lamb. With the main lambing season getting into ful...


1 April 2015 | News,NFU,Produce,Sheep
Plan ahead for lamb, urges NFU

Farmers and retailers are being urged by the NFU to plan ahead when it comes to lamb. With the main lambing season getting into full swing, a good ...


Spring Lambing Day 2015 a roaring success

It was a record breaking Spring Lambing Day, with around 4,000 visitors making their way to WNSC’s Walford Campus. The sunshine helped make the event ...


Role of agriculture being overlooked, claims FUW manifesto

The Farmers’ Union of Wales 2015 general election manifesto has highlighted the all-to-often overlooked central role agriculture plays in both rural a...


Livestock auctions go from strength to strength

Livestock auction marts continued to go from strength to strength in 2014. The latest sales figures for England and Wales, from the Livestock Auct...


Britain's farmers 'not optimistic about the future,' says survey

Britain’s farmers are feeling less optimistic about the future than they did in 2014, according to a survey conducted by MHA, the UK-wide group of acc...


Shoppers confused about livestock medicine, report suggests

In a sign that the horsemeat scandal continues to affect consumer sentiment around food quality and safety, new consumer research published by the Nat...


Opportunities for red meat exports to China in spotlight

Future exports of beef and lamb to China could mirror the successful blueprint of pork and benefit the entire supply chain, according to EBLEX. Pet...


Last call for Spring Festival livestock entries

Once again the Royal Welsh Spring Festival, being held on 16-17 May, is gearing up to be the number one event for smallholding, gardening and sustaina...


UK butchers face difficulties to recruit as numbers fall

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportunities, according to a new report. A report commissioned by EBLEX highli...


NSA takes action to discourage release of lynx into British countryside

Following the announcement of plans to release lynx into the UK countryside, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has contacted Natural England and a ...


From field to fork: Moulton College students explore lamb production

Students studying Agriculture at Moulton College have recently been guided through a unique practical exercise exploring lamb production, which culmin...



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