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3 March 2015 | News
First Milk cuts milk price paid to farmers amidst 'continued market volatility'

First Milk has confirmed that under its new A & B pricing structure for April, that the A price will be cut to 20.87ppl for the manufacturing pool and...


3 March 2015 | Cattle,Dairy,Finance,News
Milk delivery Easter strike looms

Milk supplies are to be hit over Easter as union members working for Arla Foods are set to strike over terms and conditions. Gmb said their members...


3 March 2015 | Education,News,Property News
New strategy for Scottish land-based education and training

More than 9000 businesses and organisations are being consulted as part of a major initiative by Scottish colleges to understand how the delivery of l...


3 March 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs
Shoppers urge retailers to stock British pork

A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell pork from British farms, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork caused by turm...


Veterinary association looks forward to Brucellosis free declaration for Northern Ireland

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and its Northern Ireland Branch have welcomed the announcement that Stormont’s Department of Agriculture is t...


3 March 2015 | News,Renewables
Lincolnshire farmers to bid for a share of £14m

Farmers in Greater Lincolnshire can now apply for new grants to help them protect the environment and reduce water pollution. Environment Minister ...


3 March 2015 | Finance,News,Property News
Farmland stock set for first ever London flotation

The first flotation of a farmland and arable landowning group is set to happen on London's Alternative Investment Market. Greenshields Agri has dev...


Scientists use mouse gene to create TB-resistant cattle

Scientists have created the first genetically engineered cattle which they say are resistant to tuberculosis, thereby reducing the need to cull infect...


2 March 2015 | News,Renewables
Gaia-Wind Appoints First Japanese Reseller

World leading farm scale wind turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind has appointed its first reselling partner in Japan. Green-Power Corporation, based in Ka...


Steel track crawler ready for a comeback?

A new steel track crawler tractor will take to the field alongside its modern McCormick wheeled counterparts at a demonstration day being staged on Tu...


Worrying increase in milk spots in pigs

A worrying increase in milk spot lesions in pigs slaughtered in England is revealed in the latest survey data from the BPEX Pig Health Scheme. The...


2 March 2015 | News
Muller milk price 'unchanged' as market showing signs of improvement

Muller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its milk price for April 2015 will remain unchanged. The company is offering 24.15ppl from March 5, a ...


2 March 2015 | News,Shows and Events
Search on for farming families to take part in new TV show

The search is on for families from all over the UK and Ireland to take part in a new TV show. In the new production for Sky1, three families from a...


EU grains close uniformly higher on the day

EU grains closed uniformly higher on the day, and mixed for the week. Paris wheat continues to perform better than its London counterpart, due to stro...


Possible winterkill damage to Russian wheat; Brazilian trucker strike

Soycomplex Beans closed higher on the day and higher for the week, with uncertainty over the Brazilian truckers strike continuing to provide suppor...


Grants will offer farmers and land owners 'real opportunities'

With the start of March comes the opening of the window for the new 2015 Countryside Productivity Scheme (CPS). With the recent changes to the CA...


The future for Freedom Food is RSPCA Assured

This month FarmingUK spoke to an enthusiastic Jeremy (Jez) Cooper, CEO of Freedom Food about their re-branding and the future of the organisation. Imp...


Two blocks of Shropshire land for sale at March auction

Two blocks of agricultural land in Shropshire will be going under the hammer at a public auction in Shrewsbury on March 19. The 3pm auction, conduc...


2 March 2015 | Cattle,News,Shows and Events
Points means prizes for cattle exhibitors in North Wales

A new competition for cattle exhibitors at the Eglwysbach, Llanrwst and Cerrigydrudion shows has been launched - thanks to a sponsorship deal by Llanr...


Fantastic four earn Futures opportunity with Cogent

Four young cattle breeding enthusiasts from all over the UK have seen off the competition to become finalists in Cogent’s Futures Programme 2015. T...


2 March 2015 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
Safeguarding your herd: Biosecurity

In this, the second advisory guide being published by The National Beef Association’s (NBA) Animal Health Committee, they look at on farm Bio-security...


UK oilseed rape departs for Turkey

Oilseed rape from more than 7,000 hectares has left the UK bound for Turkey in what is thought to be the biggest single shipment of its kind for at le...


2 March 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Knowing oilseed rape density 'crucial'

Knowing your oilseed rape plant density is crucial for making pollen beetle control decisions, according to HGCA. As pollen beetles tend to start m...


2 March 2015 | Machinery and Equipment,News
New Raycam Fertilser Spreader from JC Machinery

JC Machinery have released a new Raycam Twin Disc Fertiliser spreader. Accuracy of spread is achieved with the twin disc spreaders delivering an ec...


2 March 2015 | News,Property News
Landowners urged to act now for significant development opportunities

Landowners within the West of England have an opportunity to have an impact on local development. The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership ...


27 February 2015 | News,Sheep
Learn from the past to stop unintended consequences of environmental stewardship schemes

The single-focus nature of environmental stewardship schemes means the traditional role of tenanted farms in upland areas is gradually being dismantle...


Annual dealer show is a hit with McCormick users

It was an excellent day for McCormick dealer Bryan Hoggarth Ltd at the Carnforth-based dealer’s Annual Show, with local farmers taking a great deal of...




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