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11 March 2015 | Animal Health,News,Top Tips
New, unique formulation proven to outperform traditional baits

Following on from last year’s wet spring where many outdoor brown rats were forced to find ‘dry accommodation’ and the mild winter that most of the UK...


20 October 2014 | News,Sheep,Top Tips
EU promotion aims to encourage people to cook lamb

A £6.17m campaign to encourage more people to cook with lamb across six European countries is to be launched thanks to a co-promotion deal EBLEX has s...


11 February 2014 | Animal Health,News,Sheep,Top Tips
Keep Dogs On Leads During Lambing, Say Bva Vets

Vets are asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking near sheep as the annual lambing season gets underway. Ewes are particularly vulne...


3 May 2012 | News,Pigs,Top Tips
Sow parity impacts profits

With cull sow prices currently good, now is an ideal time for pig producers to review the sow parity distribution in their herds, says Paul Thompson, ...


27 January 2012 | News,Renewable Energy,Top Tips
UK Government loses Feed-in-Tariff appeal

The Court of Appeal has rejected the Governments appeal against a High Court decision that it unlawfully reduced Solar PV Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs). T...


Small Wind Turbines Information Revolution: Owners Can Now Manage Turbines from the Pub

World leading Small Wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind today launched a revolution for turbine owners: the ability to monitor production from home, i...


Devon landowners offered free course in grassland management

Staff from Devon Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Working Wetlands project, are planning a free training event this month to help local landowners in the ...


Rural Property Watch new security measures

Rural Property Watch has been developed to support the UK’s agricultural and equestrian community with security and anti-theft measures. The ...


24 November 2010 | Arable,Crops,News,Top Tips
Vari-Scary focuses firing on pigeon flight times

Oilseed rape growers could save up to 30% on the operating costs of gas guns and minimise conflict with neighbours by focussing firing patterns on per...


21 September 2010 | News,Pigs,Top Tips
Thompson’s tip: Slap-dash slap marking?

Slap marking is an important method of identifying pigs. These days, besides identifying pigs for payment the slap mark is used to categorise the pig...


15 September 2010 | Arable,Crops,Market Reports,News,Top Tips
Arable contract agreements for fluctuating markets

The terms of many arable contracting agreements were drawn up during a period of consistently low farming margins. In this situation, a split substan...


Weekly market report

FEED WHEAT • Egypt continued its habit of issuing tenders on dips in futures markets – they subsequently bought 225,000mt of US hard wheat – at rel...


Increase welfare for greater profits

Increased welfare and better pain management can lead to economic, as well as herd health benefits for farmers, according to Merial Animal Health. ...


23 April 2010 | Finance,News,Top Tips
Euro woes call farmers to action on their Single Farm Payments

For the first time since February, the euro has this week traded at over 87p. Whilst this is good news for Brits holidaying in the euro zone or UK-...


18 February 2010 | News,Top Tips
FUW website to ease farm waste headaches

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has linked up with Environment Agency Wales to help Welsh farmers manage their agricultural waste better. Recent ...



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