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27 March 2015 | Cattle,News
Assured beef farmers are 'satisified', says survey

The NBA carried out a survey within its members to ascertain their feelings and concerns towards whole life assurance. 523 respondents from throughout...


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...


Grassland UK to showcase benefits of Selenium fertiliser

Farmers should consider applying selenium fertiliser to their grassland in a bid to improve farm animal health all year round. And visitors to Grassla...


27 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
UK urged to approve cheap EU loans for farmers

The UK must op-into a fund that aims to help ease access to finance for farmers and other rural businesses, according to MEPs. Member States and re...


27 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Farmers meet to discuss alternative blackgrass control

Organic and non-organic farmers came together on 24th March to share ideas and knowledge about the control of blackgrass. A field lab at Shimpling...


MPs support changes to 'out-dated' HS2 compulsory purchase

A report on HS2 published by a committee of influential MPs has supported changes to the out-dated compulsory purchase system. The First Special Re...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
Un-locking pesticide availability

It is well known that the medium of water is prone to quality variations which can cause pesticide availability, such as glyphosate, to be compromised...


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...


CAP Reform: Are you ready?

With May 15th SAF deadline looming many questions remain to be answered, but some clarity is finally emerging. It is imperative that this form is ...


Scotch beef and lamb to be high profile at awards

Top quality beef and lamb from Scotland will be high profile at the British Pie Awards when Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will feature in the li...


How to avoid staggers this spring

Farmers are warned to monitor lactating suckler cows for magnesium deficiency at turnout as they’re particularly vulnerable to grass staggers. But,...


26 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Keep farm cash flowing while conditions remain tough

Farm businesses should avoid extending their overdraft to fund new capital items, especially when times are tough, and instead look to secure separate...


CLA steps up rural campaign for General Election

As Parliament prepares to dissolve before the General Election on 7 May, the CLA has stepped up its own campaign to influence parliamentary candidates...


Importance of balancing suckler rations highlighted

On-farm research has highlighted key results, including improved colostrum quality, and calving ease, for spring-calving suckler cows fed a balanced r...


26 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Farmers welcome Arla milk price move

Arla has announced that it will increase the price it pays to its UK members by 0.83ppl from March 30. This will take their standard litre price to 25...



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