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Retailers should commit to sourcing British lamb, farmers urge

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season, farmers have urged. With next month traditionally regarded as the start...


24 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Arla announce milk price increase for April

Arla has announced the UK standard litre has increased by 0.03ppl to 25.83ppl, following confirmation of the exchange rate used in the currency smooth...


24 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Help for farmers to stop losing nutrients

Farmers in England can benefit from a new guide to help them stop soil and manure running off their land. It’s published today online by the Wildfowl ...


24 April 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Education,News
New Farm Manager at NSC’s Walford Campus

The bells of change have rang in for the College Farm at North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus, as our new farm Manager starts work. Stephe...


Resistance to sheep wormers increasing

Early results from a sample of 25 farms have revealed that resistance to wormers is increasing. Theseinclude wormer treatments that were previously co...


Worming sheep in the Spring

Ewes The first question that needs asking is – do the ewes really need worming? In reality a lot of the ewes won’t need a dose in April. Some ma...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Potato council secures EU funding for promotional campaign

Potato Council’s director Rob Clayton today welcomed the EU Commission’s decision to approve 50% EU co-funding for an approximate £3.6m joint-venture ...


Beef farmers had 'difficult start to 2015'

Beef farmers have had a difficult start to 2015, driven by a combination of factors some of which are outwith producers’ control, according to Stuart ...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
High incidences of TuYV infection in current oilseed rape crop

Carried out by Dr John Walsh of Warwick University on behalf of breeders Limagrain UK, the survey which will be completed by the end of May, will prov...


23 April 2015 | Arable,Cattle,Cereal,Crops,News
APHA agrees to scrap ‘nonsensical’ change to AFU guidance

A legal challenge backed by the NFU and funded by its Legal Assistance Scheme has resulted in the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) scrapping a ch...


National Beef Week has Yorkshire focus

The fifth national Great British Beef Week centred on St George’s Day on April 23 will have Yorkshire beef production at its heart. Not only is Yor...


22 April 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
Splosh for dosh! Weed control in sugar beet

With the downward pricing trend of sugar beet, growers need to focus on doing what is absolutely necessary, but with the main focus of getting as much...


22 April 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
New herd management tool to launch at Beef Expo 2015

EBLEX will be launching the Herd Management Calendar, a new tool for producers, at the National Beef Association Beef Expo in York on Thursday 21 May ...


22 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
More freedom granted to Member States over GMO usage

Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)....


London wheat posts only two net gains since Easter

EU grains closed mixed, but generally more in the red than in the green. London wheat was lower across the board, with old crop taking the biggest hit...



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