04 May 2015 | Online since 2003



1 May 2015 | Finance,News,NFU

1 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Bayer breeding addresses growing pressures on OSR

Growing consistently high-yielding OSR crops under higher pest, disease and environmental pressure will be the talking point of Bayer’s hybrid breedin...


1 May 2015 | Dairy,News,Shows and Events
UK Dairy Day announces cattle show judges

A showcase of the very best breeding cattle and breeders; UK Dairy Day is delighted to bring you the Cattle Show on Wednesday 16th September. Loca...


1 May 2015 | Dairy,Finance,News
First Milk announces 'turnaround plan' amid market difficulties

Over the past nine months, First Milk and its farmer members have been impacted heavily by the unprecedented challenges facing the dairy industry. ...


1 May 2015 | Animal Health,News
Evans Vanodine win Queen's Award for Enterprise

Evans Vanodine is delighted to announce today that it has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – recognised as Britain’s most cove...


1 May 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,News,Renewables
Farmer looks to wind power in face of dairy crisis

Market changes and uncertainty in the dairy sector have prompted a North Wales dairy farmer to turn to green energy. Like many farmers, Aled Morris...


NFU Let's Talk Farming Roadshow visits Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Celebrity farmer, Johnny Ball, and his NFU Let’s Talk Farming Roadshow will be visiting the Royal Welsh Spring Festival, in Builth Wells later this mo...


Energy expert reveals how landowners can maximise returns

An energy expert from Savills will advise landowners at a leading industry conference on how they can maximise returns from rural renewable energy pro...


Pig specialists warn: 'turn away from micro-pig trend'

Britain’s leading professional pig specialists are urging the public not to support the current trend for keeping micro-pigs as fashion accessories—be...


1 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Produce
Milan Expo 2015: 'EU must fight for fairness in food supply chain'

The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and mal...


1 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
EU approval of GMO an 'affront to democracy', say Greens

Greens have said that the Commission's approval of 10 new genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for import go against 'public wishes.' The Commiss...


Livestock producers 'bitterly disappointed' at waste disposal plans

Plans by St Merryn Foods to increase charges for processing beef and lamb have left beef livestock producers bitterly disappointed, the NFU said today...


1 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Plaid attack Conservatives over CAP payments

Plaid Cymru has accused the Conservatives of trying to hide its role in denying Welsh farmers millions of pounds of EU support. Responding to a Con...


1 May 2015 | Finance,News,NFU
Volatility takes its toll on farm profitability

A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014...


30 April 2015 | News
Benefit of adjuvant in sugar beet weed control

It is not the easiest of seasons for sugar beet growers, with the reduction in price down to £24/t this year from £31.67/t in last year’s campaign plu...


JCB handling machines get new range of attachments at Grassland UK

New attachments developed to match the enhanced performance of JCB’s latest Loadall telescopic handlers and Farm Master wheeled loaders will be seen f...


30 April 2015 | News
GMO authorisations an affront to growers and consumers say Greens

Greens have said that the Commission's approval of 10 new genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for import go against public wishes. Alongside this ap...


30 April 2015 | Arable,Diversification,News
Extension of EAMU for Dow Shield 400 in game cover

Game cover crops don’t just happen, but need careful managing, with weed control being an essential part of this management. Dow AgroSciences has resp...


30 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Wheat growth stage ID tricky but vital

Accurately identifying wheat growth stages can be tricky to get right, but crucial for ensuring successful disease protection according to BASF’s Ben ...


30 April 2015 | News,NFU,Renewables
NFU urges DfT to consider UK economy as renewables legislation settled

In light of recent EU legislation changes affecting biofuel production, the NFU is urging the Department for Transport (DfT) to raise the Renewable Tr...


30 April 2015 | Finance,News,NFU
Livestock producers disappointed at plans to increase waste disposal charges

Plans by St Merryn Foods to increase charges for processing beef and lamb have left beef livestock producers bitterly disappointed, the NFU said today...


29 April 2015 | News
Natural England statement on the possible introduction of lynx

The Eurasian lynx has been absent from Britain for about 1300 years. As it is no longer recognised as a resident species, the release of lynx into the...


New Holland showcase new LM telehandler

New Holland’s new LM telehandler was the attraction on the company’s stand as operators, managers and farm owners took the controls for a series of te...


29 April 2015 | Meat Processing,News,NFU,Sheep
Falling price for new season lamb gives cause for concern

Farmers have expressed growing concern for the British lamb market as new season lamb prices have come under pressure in recent weeks. “Late April...


Widespread UK rains to bring 'welcome moisture' for growers

EU grains closed mixed, but wheat pressed on to new lows for the recent move. At the finish, May 15 London wheat was down GBP0.70/tonne at GBP111....


Warmer spring to bring greater livestock parasite risks

A warmer than average spring is likely to lead to the early hatching of Nematodirus eggs on contaminated pastures. Sheep farmers with lambs born i...


29 April 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Cereals 2015: Vast choice of varieties backed by expert advice

New varieties always attract strong interest at Cereals and there will be plenty in the ground this year to help even the choosiest visitors update th...


29 April 2015 | Agri Safety,News,Property News
Farmers get update on rural crime prevention

A recent Rural Watch demonstration and information event gave Farmers’ Union of Wales Glamorganshire members an insight into the latest developments i...




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